Category Archives: Bayville

OceanFirst Celebrates the New Year with Food Drive to Support FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties

OceanFirst Bank will be “Celebrating the New Year” with its Annual Food Drive which will be held from January 15, 2014 through January 29, 2014.

All donations will help support the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Please make all donations of non-perishable items. Collection bins will be located at the following branches. For more information, please call (732) 240-4500:
Barnegat Branch, 845 West Bay Ave, Barnegat, ext. 4150
Bayville Branch, 791 Route 9, Bayville, ext. 4550
Brick Branch, 321 Chambers Bridge, Brick, ext. 4100
Pavilion Branch, 70 Brick Blvd, Brick, ext 4700
Adamston Branch, 385 Adamston Rd, Brick, ext. 5400
Freehold Marketplace Branch, 308 West Main Street, Freehold, ext. 5950
Jackson Branch, 260 N. County Line Rd, Jackson, ext. 5700
Lacey Branch, 900 Lacey Rd, Forked River, ext. 5000
Little Egg Harbor Branch, 425 Route 9 South, Little Egg Harbor, ext. 4350
Manahawkin Branch, 205 Route 72 West, Manahawkin, ext. 5500
Point Pleasant Boro Branch, 2400 Bridge Ave, Point Pleasant, ext. 4300
Point Pleasant Route 88 Branch, 3100 Lakewood Rd, Point Pleasant, ext. 5600
Point Pleasant Beach, 701 Arnold Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, ext. 4200
Red Bank Financial Solutions Center, 73 Broad Street, Red Bank, ext. 5550
Spring Lake Heights Branch, 2401 Route 1, Spring Lake Heights, ext. 5300
Toms River Branch, 975 Hooper Ave, Toms River, ext. 7609
Lake Ridge Branch, 147 Route 70, Toms River, ext. 5100
Route 37 West Branch, 55 Bananier Dr, Toms River, ext. 4800
Wall Branch, 2443 Route 34, Manasquan, ext. 5200
Waretown Branch, 501 Route 9, Waretown, ext. 4650

OceanFirst Bank, founded in 1902 and headquartered in Toms River, is a federally chartered stock savings bank with $2.3 billion in assets and is the largest community based financial institution headquartered in Ocean County. OceanFirst Bank has branch locations throughout Ocean, Monmouth and Middlesex Counties. For more information, visit

Volunteer Needed to Assist with Filing Taxes

Free Income Tax assistance to people unable to afford professional help grows each year.  Additional volunteers are needed to work in the program and to help in the preparation of electronically filed tax returns.  Volunteers must attend approximately 2 days of pre-training during December and 4 days in January, from 9 am to 3 pm.  Volunteers are required to be available one half-day weekly beginning February 3 to April 15, 2014.  This is an AARP program in cooperation with the IRS and NJ Division of Taxation.  If you are interested in volunteering or need more information please call 609-294-0730 for Lacey to Little Egg Harbor and Long Beach Island; 732-928-8025 for Brick, Point Pleasant Beach and Borough and Jackson areas; and 732-793-1806 for Manchester, Whiting, Lakewood, Lakehurst and Toms River areas.

Central Regional Alumni

Our "Community Garden" is planted and we thank all that participated in the
event.  It isn't over though.  We will need help every Monday from 9 am-12
noon during the summer months for upkeep and harvest.  If you can lend a
hand, please email Eileen at to sign up.  The
harvest will be donated to area food banks.  

The Central Regional Alumni Association will be at every Berkeley Summer
Concert and Pride Day this summer.  We will be displaying our projects and
also taking entries for our "Cell Phone Gift Card give away, which will be
drawn on pride day in September.  For every phone (no accessories) you
donate, you will fill out an entry form.  A gift card, worth $200 courtesy
of Capital One, will be purchased and delivered to you for the carrier of
your choice.  If you are bringing multiple phones from work, friends and
family, just bring return address labels to use on the forms.  The schedule
can be found on the Berkeley Twp. Recreation site at .  If you
can't make it to the concerts, please contact Nancy @ for
a location to donate your phone.

The Central Regional Alumni Association is holding a "Remembrance Ceremony"
this fall on September 28th from 1:30 to 3 pm at the high school flag pole
to honor our latest alumnus KIA, Christopher Monahan Jr.  If you have any
questions, feel free to contact Nancy, at


CONTACT’s 28th Annual Mega Gift Auction

Enjoy a luscious 3 course lunch, Mega Gift Auction and a Spring preview Fashion Show by Boscov’s of Toms River.  Door prizes and a jumbo 50/50 raffle will also be available on Saturday, April 13, 10:30-3:30 at the Ramada Inn, Rts. 9 and 70, Toms River.  Proceeds benefit CONTACT of Ocean and Monmouth Counties, the 24/7 Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Helpline.  A $46 donation includes lunch, fashion show and $5 worth of auction tickets.  Doors open at 10:30am.  Must be 18 or older to attend.  For tickets and information, call 732-240-6104.


Exit 82 Theatre Company Raises Funds For Hurricane Sandy Relief

Exit 82: A Toms River Theatre Company is proud to produce BROADWAY FOR THE BEACH, a benefit concert performance to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy relief. Proceeds of the show will be donated to Hometown Heroes, a NJ based non-profit organization which provides financial aid for local families.

Please support this worthy cause on Saturday, February 9th at 8pm at the Ocean County Arts and Cultural Center on the Ocean County College Campus in Toms River. General admission tickets are $20 and are available for purchase online at or at the door that evening.

Exit 82 Theatre Company is a 501(c)3 non-profit theatre organization in Toms River, NJ. Founded in 2008, Exit 82 has involved hundreds of volunteers and performed to thousands of patrons over the course of four theatrical seasons. The fifth anniversary, 2013 season will feature the Mel Brooks musical comedy YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN in August and Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS in December. For additional information please visit and find them on Facebook:


OCHS Plans 2013 Philadelphia Flower Show Trip

Join the Ocean County Historical Society members and friends on March 7 when the Philadelphia-bound bus departs from the Museum at 26 Hadley Avenue, Toms River at 8:30 sharp  Enjoy the domestic beauty and creative genius of Great Britain and pay tribute to centuries of inspiring, influential culture as this year’s theme, Brilliant, transports us across the Atlantic in floral fantasies!

Included in the price of $58 (members) and $63 non-members) are transportation, Flower Show admission, and driver’s gratuity.  Lunch is on your own.  Avoid disappointment and book early by calling or emailing Ron (732-255-4359, or Elena (732-244-6613,  Full payment checks made payable to Ocean County Historical Society must reach Ronald Janesko, 40 Silver Bay Rd., Toms River, NJ 08753 by deadline of February 21.  Questions call OCHS at 732-341-1880.