Lacey Township Veteran’s Commission is sponsoring Memorial Parade on Monday, May 29, 2017 at 10:00 am.
The parade begins at the Lacey United Methodist Church located at 203 Lacey Road, heads west along Lacey Road, and ends at the
Lacey Township Municipal Building.
Please join us at 11:00 AM for the Memorial Service which will be held at the Veterans Memorial Monument in Bicentennial Park on Lacey Road.
With summer right around the corner, the Wildwoods have planned numerous, fun-filled events for the entire season. The summer is jam-packed with exciting events, concerts, contests and celebrations for all ages – including a few that are new for 2017. Continue reading The Wildwoods’ 2017 Summer Season Filled With Exciting Events All Summer Long
Recently recognized as one of the 10 best insect zoos in the nation, Insectropolis, a bugseum at 1761 Route 9 in Toms River offers a great indoor environment to learn about insects and bugs from beetles to tarantulas. Whether static displays or the real thing, the insect zoo attracts Ocean County residents and visitors from a variety of places. The bugseum, opened from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday most of the year and with Mondays added in the summer months, offers a combination of fun and education for all ages. Ocean County Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari recently was provided a tour of the facility by owner Chris Koerner prior to presenting Koerner and staff members with a Certificate of Recognition from the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders. In an article in USA Today Insectropolis takes its place in the top 10 among national museums and other insect zoos across the country. Pictured from left to right are: Gaby Pintauro, insect handler, Diane Redzinak, manager, Chris Koerner, director of operations, Freeholder Vicari, Valerie Redzinak, manager, and Mario Cunha, insect handler.
Summer is a time for family vacations, backyard barbeques and plenty of outdoor activities with food as the centerpiece. But before those steaks and burgers go on the grill, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) wants to remind consumers to keep their family and themselves safe from foodborne illness by using a food thermometer to ensure meat and poultry is cooked to the correct internal temperature.
Continue reading USDA Encourages the Use of Food Thermometers to be Food Safe this Summer
The Level I Trauma Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) will celebrate incredible patient saves and pay tribute to the contributions and dedication of the first responders and health care professionals who are on the front lines of trauma and emergency care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during its seventh annual Amazing Saves Picnic on Sunday, June 3, 2017. Continue reading Annual Amazing Saves Picnic Honors Patients, Families, First Responders and Health Care Providers
One thousand four hundred and ninety-nine (1,499)* students are candidates for associate degrees at Ocean County College’s 50th Annual Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, May 25 at 6:00 p.m., held on OCC’s Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, NJ. Following the ceremony, OCC will host a cookie reception on the College Mall for graduates, friends, and family.
Continue reading 50th Annual Commencement Ceremony at Ocean County College
The Lacey Township Recreation Department cordially invites all residents of Lacey Township to celebrate the beginning of summer with us at our Opening Day Beach Party. This event takes place on Saturday, June 17th at Lake Barnegat Beach. Continue reading Opening Day Beach Party
The Lacey Township Recreation Department is proud to announce the Lacey Township Independence Day Fireworks sponsored by Oyster Creek Generating Station/Exelon Generation will be held Monday, July 3rd at the Lacey Township High School. In the event of Inclement weather we have a rain date of Wednesday, July 5th Scheduled. Continue reading Lacey Township Fireworks
The Lacey Township Recreation Department is selling beach badges for our lakes. Our picturesque lakes provide a serene backdrop for a day of fun in the sun. We currently have three different locations that will be open for beach bathing, Bamber Lake, Cedar Creek Beach, & Lake Barnegat. The Lacey Township Beach Patrol will begin Saturday, June 17th and will be on site daily from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Beach badges are currently on sale and can be purchased at the Lacey Recreation Office Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM and Saturdays, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM during the months of June and July. Beach badges are $5.00 each and are required for ages five (5) years and over. Children under the age of five (5) are free. Continue reading Beach Badges/Swim Lessons on Sale
From herbs to freshly picked strawberries and vegetables, to a selection of wines, bakery goods, and flowering plants to pierogis and creative spice blends, just to name a few, are all featured at the Downtown Toms River Farmers’ Market which has a new location. Still located in Downtown Toms River, the market has moved to the Ocean County Parking Garage Lawn along Hadley Avenue between Washington Street and Madison Avenue. Ocean County Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari and Freeholder Virginia E. Haines welcomed the market at its opening on May 24 cutting a ceremonial ribbon with Alizar N. Zorojew, Executive Director of Downtown Toms River, and Noelle Latano, Executive Director, Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce. The market runs every Wednesday from May 24th to Nov. 15th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (May through October) and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesdays in November. There will be a special Thanksgiving market on Monday, Nov. 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The public is encouraged to come out and enjoy Jersey Fresh and support your local New Jersey vendors. Continue reading OPENING DAY – OCEAN COUNTY WELCOMES FARMERS MARKET