Red Men Lodge Thrilled By Visit From County Health Department

Free Narcan and Training Available to Organizations

Tuckerton’s Red Men Lodge was visited by three representatives of the Ocean County Health Department last Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 12. No, there hadn’t been an outbreak of COVID-19 or any other disease at the lodge. Instead, the public health officials were there to train some of the lodge’s members and staff on how to deal with another very serious health […]

Albert Music Hall Dedicates Day to Pinelands Culture

Under the auspices of the Pinelands Cultural Society, the Albert Music Hall in Waretown for decades has been the go-to place for Saturday evening concerts featuring mostly country and bluegrass musicians. But on Sept. 16, the back parking area for the hall was the site of a brand new venture – a Pinelands Heritage and Americana Fest. It featured not […]

Surf City Undertakes Water Tower Project

The scaffolding that envelopes the water tower behind Surf City Borough Hall is easy enough to see from ground level, but as the eyes move up it becomes slightly more difficult to take the whole image in without taking a step back. And that is the last thing borough officials want to do after a lengthy delay in getting the […]

Harvey Cedars Gets Update on Beach Conditions

At the Sept. 18 meeting of the Harvey Cedars Board of Commissioners, Kimberly McKenna, interim director of the Stockton University Coastal Research Center, made a presentation regarding beach erosion and beach replenishment projects along the Jersey Shore.  McKenna said the CRC originated in 1981 to assist local municipalities with coastal environmental issues related to recurring storm damage and shoreline retreat. […]

Werner and Aji Take 2023 Jetty Clam Jam Title; Hurricane Lee Played Starring Role

Dave Werner and Brian Aji are names that have been mentioned many times in the history of the Jetty Clam Jam. Werner, 44, has surfed all 17 Clam Jams to date. Brian Aji, 26, has surfed it since he was 16, missing only for an injury. Both goofyfooters have had good runs to the late rounds in the past. Now […]

Surf City Badge Checkers Successful Despite Pushback From Some Beachgoers

Even as badge checkers were lauded for their part in the borough’s nearly $53,000 increase in beach revenue over 2022, there was discussion about how to ensure they remain safe during interactions with the public. “There’s a lot of times on the beach where the adults are either physically demonstrative or verbally abusive. It’s ridiculous,” said Megan Smith, whose son […]

Barnegat Bay Decoy, Gunning Show Is Quintessential Local Summer Event

Editor’s Note: The Old Time Barnegat Bay Decoy and Gunning Show is on for Sunday, Sept. 24 but has been canceled for Saturday, Sept. 23, due to inclement weather. The Tuckerton Seaport and Baymen’s Museum will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, with free admission. The Seaport on Saturday features hands-on activities such as crafts, […]

Southern Regional Unbeaten Through First Four Games of Season

Boys Soccer

For as disappointed as his Southern Regional High School boys soccer team might have been following its tie with Toms River South on Sept. 13, head coach Robert Muñoz had to remind his squad that it wasn’t a big deal. In essence, it wasn’t a loss. “They expect perfection because they know what they’re capable of,” Muñoz said moments after […]

Lightship Barnegat May See Restoration in Camden

Its days on the high seas behind it, the rusted Barnegat lightship now mired in mud at a Camden marina may get at least partially repaired now that Camden County is turning the marina into a park and is appointing a committee to explore restoration. The landmark sentinel that was posted 9 miles off Barnegat Inlet from 1927 to 1942 […]

Photography Show at Pine Shores Offers an Artist’s-Eye View


The works of art currently on display in the Manahawkin gallery of the Pine Shores Art Association are photographs offering a glimpse of the creative vantage points of the people behind the cameras. Some of the artists are dedicated to that one medium, Gallery Manager Suzi Hoffman explained. But many do photography in addition to painting or a different art […]