LBT Building and Zoning Department Collects $25,000 for St. Francis Food Pantry

Builders, Landscapers, Realtors Among Those Aiding Community

It’s that time of the year most associated with giving back and spreading joy. In Long Beach Township, the municipality’s building and zoning department continues its tradition of helping the surrounding community by coordinating monetary donations for the St. Francis Community Center’s food pantry. This month, the municipality was thrilled to present a check in the amount of $24,635 to […]

Pinelands Will Now Allow Home-Schoolers to Participate in Sports, Other Activities

Board Unanimously Overturns 2017 Decision Not to Do So

At its Nov. 21 meeting the Pinelands Regional Board of Education voted unanimously to allow home-schooled students to “try out for, and participate in, district sponsored after school co-curricular activities as well as programs of athletic competition, as defined in Board Policy 2431 Athletic Competition.” “Mr. (board member Raymond) Bartlett had asked us to revisit the fact that our home-schooled […]

Island Summer Meets Winter Wonderland at Ship Bottom Parade This Saturday

Holiday Beach Badges For Sale

With the Christmas tree lighting ceremony in the rearview window, the holiday arrived in Ship Bottom earlier this year than in the past. It continues this week with the sale of holiday beach badge sales before hitting the high note with the borough’s 43rd annual parade on Dec. 3. Holiday beach badges can be purchased in person at borough hall […]

Rams Settle on Division I or II Collegiate Programs

Typically, November is a light month at Southern Regional High School. But within a week’s time, seven Rams signed the dotted line on national letters of intent to continue their academic and athletic careers at NCAA Division I or II schools. But while it wasn’t much of a surprise to see Fabian Gonzalez and Joey DeYoung commit to big-time programs […]

State Osprey Productivity Impacted By Stormy Spring Weather

A nor’easter that stalled off the coast in early May seems to have resulted in reduced osprey productivity in New Jersey this year, according to the Conserve Wildlife Foundation, which has evaluated the preliminary results for the species. “As aerial predators of fish,” CWF Habitat Program Manager Ben Wurst pointed out, “ospreys are reliant on favorable water conditions to forage. […]

‘El Presidente’ Finishes Big While Defending Classic Crown at Sand Trap

His 35 Could Be Course Record

A year ago, Aaron Kaminski shook the monkey from his back and captured the top spot in the “Can You Beat Biggy?” Thanksgiving Classic. Unfortunately, the guy he had expected to challenge him, Sal Caporale, who had won the tournament the previous two years, took a year off. On Nov. 26, Kaminski and Caporale ended up at The Sand Trap […]

Art Notes, Nov. 30

Light Landing: Harvey Cedars photographer John Vlahakis has had two images selected for display in the new Terminal A at Newark Liberty International Airport, along with 22 other New Jersey-based artists. The news was announced at the Nov. 15 ribbon cutting celebration. The new $2.7 billion Terminal A, the next step in Newark Airport’s redevelopment, is expected to open Dec. […]

Ocean County College Will Welcome New President in 2023

Jon H. Larson Stepping Down After 23 Years

Jon H. Larson will retire from his role as president of Ocean County College next year after more than two decades. On July 1, 2023, OCC will welcome Pamela Monaco as its new president, while Larson will continue, for two years, to work for the college as a part-time consultant. Larson became the fourth president of OCC on Aug. 1, […]

Viking Village Dedicates Day to Art, Craft

Photo Essay

In addition to the presence of Santa himself at Viking Village in Barnegat Light Saturday, his likeness was on quite a few items at the outdoor art show. One material for Santa artwork was seashells at the booth of Michele Capri. The Ocean Acres artist transforms found natural objects such as shells and driftwood into unique treasures, aka Shelly’s Creations. […]

Three Holiday Shows on Tap at STAC

Kids, Tenors and Celtic Angels

Things are revving up at the Stafford Township Arts Center as Christmas approaches. The Brick Children’s Community Theatre will be performing “Elf the Musical Jr.” at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 2 and at 2 p.m. on Dec. 3 and 4 at the STAC, located at 1000 McKinley Ave. in Manahawkin, adjacent to the McKinley Avenue Elementary School. All tickets are […]