Category Archives: Barnegat

Planetarium Experience Coming to Two Ocean County Library Branches

The Ocean County Library will present “What’s Out There…A Planetarium Experience” at the Barnegat and Brick Branches.

Barnegat Branch: 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 27,112 Burr St.
Brick Branch: 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 24, 301 Chambers Bridge Rd.

From the comfort of a portable planetarium, teens will assist the presenter, Matthew Meyer, by locating stars, planets, and the moon as they appear in the evening sky.

The programs are open for teens ages 12 -18. Registration is required. To register call the Barnegat Branch at 609-698-3331 or the Brick Branch at 732-477-4513 or visit www.theoceancountylibrary.org

The Drowsy Chaperone

With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.

When: October 13th – 15th

Where: Bengal Theatre (Barnegat High School)

WALTERS GROUP FUNDRAISER GARNERS OVER $4,000 FOR RESIDENT FIGHTING CANCER

A Walters Group fundraiser held at the Laurel Oaks Apartments raised $4,000 for 14-year-old resident Nikolas Falco, diagnosed with cancer in April.

The three-hour benefit filled the community room at Laurel Oaks Apartments on Aug. 11,and drew in more than 100 participants. Walters Group organizers included Carrie Adragna, community manager; Jennifer Pampalone, services coordinator; Veronica Velez, assistant manager; and Denise Martin, leasing consultant. Organizers also found support from the company, residents and local community. Entertainment at the fundraiser included a Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle, Shawn Clancy, a magician from Simply Silly Magic, and NASCAR driver Tyler Truex.

Pictured (from left to right): Nikolas Falco with his mother Danielle Mezzina, and Walters Group staff members Carrie Adragna and Veronica Velez.

For more information on donating to Nikolas’ fund, please contact the Laurel Oaks office at 609-607-8800.

Barnegat Library Offers a Walk and Read for Children and Adults

The Ocean County Library will offer four “StoryWalk® on Burr Street” programs for children to read and walk from the Barnegat Branch, 112 Burr St. to the Robert L. Horbelt Elementary School, 104 Burr St.

Families can begin at either the library or school and walk along an adjoining sidewalk to read Ezra Jack Keats’ book “Over in the Meadow.” Laminated pages from this children’s book will be displayed along an outdoor path. As participants stroll down the trail, they will be directed to the next page of the story. Continue reading Barnegat Library Offers a Walk and Read for Children and Adults

Ocean County Library to Present Ballet to Celebrate Spring

The Basically Ballet dance troupe will perform “The Flower Garden” at three branches of the Ocean County Library through May.

The dance troupe’s students will present their talent in a celebration of spring and all things warm interpreted through music and abstract ballet.
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Stockton Student Veteran and Wife Receive Mortgage-Free Home in Barnegat, N.J.

Stockton University student veteran George Franklin “Frank” Ball and his wife, Tameka, received the keys to a mortgage-free home in Barnegat, N.J. on Wednesday, thanks to the Military Warriors Support Foundation and Wells Fargo.

Ball, now 41, received a Purple Heart due to his injuries from the war in Iraq. He applied for the home through a program that awards houses to military personnel seriously injured in the line of duty or to Gold Star families, the survivors of someone killed in the service.  Continue reading Stockton Student Veteran and Wife Receive Mortgage-Free Home in Barnegat, N.J.

Tuxedos Offered at Toms River and Lakewood Locations During Prom Dress Drive

The Ocean County Library’s Prom Dress Drive and Giveaway will feature tuxedo jackets, vests, shirts, and pants available at our Lakewood and Toms River Branches. These items were part of a generous donation from ‘Dress Me Up – A Unique Boutique’ in Forked River. Continue reading Tuxedos Offered at Toms River and Lakewood Locations During Prom Dress Drive

OHI’s Mobile Medical Unit to Host Head Start Dental Exams in Ocean County

Ocean Health Initiatives, Inc. (OHI), in partnership with the Head Start development program of O.C.E.A.N., Inc., has announced that the OHI mobile medical unit will be visiting several local Head Start program sites March 29 through April 5, 2017, to conduct dental exams, specifically for the children in Head Start programs. Dentist Dr. Patricia Gibbons will be conducting the dental exams for children in Head Start. Continue reading OHI’s Mobile Medical Unit to Host Head Start Dental Exams in Ocean County

Walters Homes of Barnegat Awarded Best Of Houzz 2017

Walters Homes has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The 33-year old custom builder was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals. Continue reading Walters Homes of Barnegat Awarded Best Of Houzz 2017

Ocean County Library Seeking Prom Dress Donations

The Ocean County Library is seeking donations of gently used prom dresses beginning March 1 for their eighth annual Prom Dress Giveaway.

Donations can include gently used, modern dresses in both long and short styles, in a wide range of sizes. The library is not receiving donations of bridesmaid dresses, shoes, or jewelry. Distributing branches are also seeking donations of dress racks and mirrors. Continue reading Ocean County Library Seeking Prom Dress Donations