Category Archives: Barnegat

Barnegat Library to Offer Holiday Choir Performance

If music gets you into the spirit of the holiday season, then don’t miss this free holiday concert, “Barnegat High School Holiday Choir Performance” from

7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, December 21. Hosted by the Ocean County Library’s Barnegat Branch, 112 Burr Street.

The award winning Barnegat High School Select Choir will perform a delightful arrangement of traditional holiday carols, under the direction of Ms. Natalie Pinto-Altonjy and will showcase some of the area’s finest young voices.

All ages are welcome to attend the free program, but registration is required. To register call the Barnegat Branch at 609-698-3331 or visit theoceancountylibrary.org

Crafty Barnegat Residents Use their Talents for a Cause Knitting Club Gives Back for the Holidays

Ninety-Five Year Old Helen Ollo is not only known as the “master stitcher” at Cornerstone at Barnegat where she resides, she is also the teacher and founder of the Creative Stitchery Club. By sharing her talents, Ollo has organized a group of six women who enjoy knitting and crocheting together for a good cause.

For the past six months, the stitchery club has been meeting weekly to share their love of crafting and to give back to the community. Led by Ollo, the group has made 57 winter beanies and matching tiny hats for teddy bears. Just in time for Thanksgiving, the hats and bears will be donated to cancer patients at St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, especially those who have lost their hair as a result of treatment. Continue reading Crafty Barnegat Residents Use their Talents for a Cause Knitting Club Gives Back for the Holidays

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.
Continue reading Ocean County Library to Present Ballet to Celebrate Spring

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