Category Archives: Beachwood

Ocean County Firework Schedule

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July 5
Independence Day Parade
Parade Begins at 6:30PM
Liberty Band Performs at the Gazebo at the Bayfront at 7th Street after the parade. Decorated kids on bikes, family floats, lots of fun. Fire trucks, etc.

Barnegat Township
July 4
Independence Day Celebration and Concert at 7pm
Fireworks at Dusk
Rain date: July 5
Municipal Dock

Beach Haven
July 4
Celebration of Independence Day
Fireworks at Dusk
Bay Village and Schooners Wharf, Long Beach Blvd.

July 4th (Rain date July 5th)
Beachwood Borough 4th of July Fireworks
The Borough of Beachwood’s 74th Annual Fireworks is a spectacular display seen from the Beachwood Beach along the Toms River.
Beachwood Beach

June 25
Concert at 6 pm
Fireworks at Dusk
Veterans Park, Bill Zimmerman Way

July 3
20th Annual Summerfest Concerts
Concert, 6:30pm
Fireworks at 9pm
Windward Beach, Princeton Avenue

Harvey Cedars
July 5
Craft Day by the Bay from 10am – 4pm
Sunset Park, West Salem Avenue

July 3
Lacey Township High School, Haines Street

July 6
Independence Day Celebration.
Car show at 9am, Parade at 11am
Lakehurst Elementary School, 301 Union Ave.

4th of July Celebration
Fireworks at 9pm
Lake Caralsaljo, Lakewood Rd.

July 6
Independence Day Celebration
Concert at 7pm
Fireworks at 9pm
Lavallette Gazebo, Philadelphia Ave.

June 28
The Independence Day Celebration
Free Children’s Rides, Live Music Entertainment, WOBM at 4:30 p.m.
Fireworks at Dusk
Harry Wright Lake, Lake Road

Ocean Gate
July 4
Independence Day Parade & Festival
Parade at 10am
Ocean Gate Ave

Pine Beach
July 4
4th of July Parade & Family Field Games at 9am
Parade at Pine Beach Firehouse, 525 Prospect Ave.
Family field events at Vista Park

July 5
Independence Day Celebration
Vendors, Games, and Music at 3pm,
Fireworks at Dusk
Rain date: July 6
New Egypt High School, 117 Evergreen Road

Point Pleasant Beach
July 4
Celebration of the United States of America’s 237th Birthday Fireworks
Fireworks at Dusk
Jenkinson’s Boardwalk & Beach, 300 Ocean Ave.

Seaside Heights
July 4
Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza
Fireworks at 9:30pm
Seaside Heights Boardwalk

Seaside Park
July 4
Patriotic Bike Parade
10 am – Noon
Starting at the 5th Ave. Pier and ending at the 14th Pier.

South Toms River
July 4
Independence Day Celebration at Mathis
3pm – 9pm
Enjoy music overlooking the Toms River, with free attractions for kids, vendor booths, crafts, food, and merchandise
Mathis Veterans Memorial Park

July 4
4th of July Parade & Fireworks
Parade at 10am, Baby Parade at 3pm
Fireworks at Dusk
Tuckerton Seaport, 120 West Main Street






MADD Testifies in Favor of Lifesaving Ignition Interlock Legislation

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) will testify before the Assembly Appropriations Committee urging their support of A 1368 on Monday, June 23rd at 9 AM. A 1368, introduced by Assemblywoman Stender, will require ignition interlocks for all convicted drunk drivers, including all first-time offenders. Similar legislation has been passed in 23 states and these states have recognized a significant reduction in drunk driving deaths.

“MADD believes ignition interlocks for all offenders is the best solution to eliminate drunk driving across the Nation. New Jersey lawmakers have the opportunity to advance this lifesaving legislation that will protect the public from drunk drivers,” said MADD New Jersey Volunteer and National Board Member Steven Benvenisti, Esq., Partner at Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, PC, who was almost killed by a drunk driver when he attended The College of New Jersey.

Drunk driving is a violent crime. And, drunk deaths are 100 percent preventable. Yet in 2012, 164

people in New Jersey were killed in crashes caused by a drunk driver—representing 28 percent of all traffic fatalities. In addition to the extraordinary emotional burden for victims, drunk driving deaths are an unnecessary economic hardship for New Jersey, costing the state and taxpayers $1.1 billion in 2012.

Research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that (1) requiring interlocks for all convicted drunk drivers saves lives and is effective in reducing drunk driving recidivism by 67 percent; (2) license suspension alone is no longer a practical way to deal with drunk drivers, as 50 to 75 percent of convicted drunk drivers will continue to drive even with a suspended driver’s license; and (3) first-time convicted DUI offender is not a first time drunk driver

but rather has driven drunk at least 80 times prior to being arrested.

Currently in New Jersey, interlocks are required for all repeat and first-time convicted drunk drivers with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .15 or greater.  Passage of A 1368 would require a first-time convicted drunk driver with a BAC of .08 to .14 to use an ignition interlock for a period of three to twelve months unless a Judge determines that aggravating factors dictate that a license suspension would be more appropriate.  The last third of the time on the interlock must be violation free or the offender will have the time on the interlock extended. A 1368 will help change behavior separate alcohol from driving. Interlocked offenders are able to their jobs and provide for their families.

“MADD’s number one legislative priority is to pass lifesaving laws to ensure the public’s safety and eliminate drunk driving. A 1368 makes sense, ignition interlocks for all offenders will save lives,” continued Benvenisti.

States that are enforcing all-offender ignition interlock laws, such as Arizona and Oregon, have seen a reduction in DUI deaths by 43 to 42 percent, largely due to these comprehensive laws requiring all drunk drivers to receive an interlock.

For more information on interlocks, please visit

About Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Founded in 1980 by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking. With the help of those who want a safer future, MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving® will end this danger on America’s roads. And as one of the largest victim services organizations in the U.S., MADD also supports drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge, serving one person every 8.6 minutes through local MADD victim advocates and at 1-877-MADD-HELP.  Learn more at  or by calling 1-877-ASK-MADD.


Little Rookies T-Ball Basics

Freeholder John C. Bartlett, Jr., announces that the Ocean County Department of Parks and Recreation will be conducting T-Ball classes. Please bring your own baseball glove.  Rain dates cannot be rescheduled. The fee for each session is $14.00 per child, ages 4-7.

* Location: Softball Field B, Jakes Branch County Park, Beachwood

Date: Mondays, June 30-July 14

Time:  1:00-2:00 pm             Program #223312-1A


*Location: Softball Field, Beaver Dam Creek County Park, Pt. Pleasant

Date:   Tuesdays, July 1-15

Time:  1:00-2:00 pm                         Program #233312-1B


*Location: Softball Field, Lake Shenandoah County Park, Lakewood

Date: Wednesdays, July 2-16

Time: 9:30-10:30 am                                    Program # 233312-1C


* Location:  Softball Field, Ocean St. and Bay Ave. Beach Haven

Date:  Monday- Thursday, July 21-24

Time:  11:30 am-12:15 pm                          Program # 233312-1D


  • Location:  Softball Field, Jersey City Ave. and Rt. 35 South, Lavallette

Date:  Monday-Thursday, July 28-31

Time:  1:00-2:00 pm                        Program # 223312-1E


To register, send a check made payable to the “County of Ocean” to: Ocean County Park and Recreation, 1198 Bandon Road, Toms River, NJ  08753.  Please provide name, address and daytime telephone number, along with program # when registering

To receive more information or to receive a Parks & Recreation Newsletter call 732-506-9090 or visit the web site at

Kick It!

Freeholder John C. Bartlett, Jr., announces that the Ocean County Department of Parks and Recreation will be conducting a beginner soccer “Kick It!” program for children ages 4-7.  Players will learn the fundamentals, as well as strategy, teamwork and sportsmanship.   Please bring your own soccer ball. The fee is $14.00 per child.


*Location: Soccer Field # 1, Jakes Branch County Park, Beachwood

Date: Mondays, June 30- July 14

Time: 11:00 -11:45   am………………………….#233312-3A


*Location: Soccer Field, Beaver Dam Creek County Park, Pt. Pleasant

Date: Tuesdays, July 1-15

Time: 11:00 – 11:45 am…………………………..#233312-3B



*Location:  Soccer Field D, Patriots County Park, Jackson

Date:  Tuesdays, July 22-August 5…………………#233312-3C

Time:  10:00-10:45 am


Note:  Rain days cannot be re-scheduled


To register, send a check made payable to the “County of Ocean” to: Ocean County Parks and Recreation, 1198 Bandon Road, Toms River, NJ  08753. Please provide name, address and daytime telephone number, along with program # when registering.

To receive more information or to receive a Parks & Recreation Newsletter call 732-506-9090 or visit our website at

Tennis Strokes

Freeholder John C. Bartlett, Jr. announces that the Ocean County Department of Parks and Recreation will be conducting basic Tennis Lessons on Tuesdays, June 3, 10 and 17 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  The lessons will be held at Jakes Branch County Park, Beachwood for $18.00 per person, ages 13 to adult.  This is program #133495-1B.  Tennis rackets and balls will be provided.  The rain date is June 19.

To register, please send a check made payable to the “County of Ocean” and mail to: Ocea nCounty Parks and Recreation, 1198 Bandon Road, Toms River, NJ 08753.  Please provide name, address and daytime telephone, along with program # when registering. To receive more information or to receive a Parks & Recreations Newsletter call 1-877-OCPARKS or visit the Web site at


The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders sponsors this program.


Who is the Funniest?

The Forked River Gazette is holding a Funniest Pet Photo Contest.  The prizes are gift cards ~ 1st Place Pet Smart, 2nd Place Lucky’s Bed and Biscuit and 3rd Place Lacey Pet Supply.

You can vote by clicking on the following link:

Here are our contestants:











big smile dog










b-w dog










cat in bassinet










cat in sink






































dog with glasses-hat










dog driving






























green shirt


















happy dog










little bed dog










look what i found cat




















nappy pals








sitting dog










sleepy dogs







smile please




















tongue out dog










toys pup










tv dog









working dog




















yummy dog

Girl Scout Cookie Booth Sales Begin This Friday

Craving Girl Scout cookies? Then, you’re in luck! Girl Scout cookie booth sales begin this Friday, February 28th at hundreds of local businesses and organizations throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties. Area Girl Scouts will distribute approximately 91,000 cases of Thin Mints, Samoas and six other delicious cookie varieties to customers all over our community. So far, more than 1,100 booth sales have been scheduled.

girl scouts

Looking for a booth sale in your area? Download the app! The Girl Scout Cookie Locator is once again available online and for the iPhone and Android. This free app lets you search for Girl Scout cookie booth locations by zip code. It also uses GPS data to automatically find the Girl Scout cookie sale closest to your current location. To view the cookie locator online, go To download the app on your cell phone, call **GSCOOKIES (**472665437) and follow the instructions.


Additionally, customers who purchase five boxes of Girl Scout Cookies and fill out an information card will be entered into a contest towin five cases of Girl Scout Cookies, all the variety of your choice. The winner will be selected on Wednesday, April 16, and the results will be shared on the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore’s Facebook ( and Twitter (@GirlScoutsJS) pages.

Girl Scout cookies cost only $4 per box. For more information about the Girl Scout cookie sale, visit


Photo Caption (hi-res images available upon request):

A portion of the 91,000 cases of Girl Scout cookies distributed throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties arrive at the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore service centers. More will arrive throughout March and April as Girl Scouts sell cookies during booth sales at local businesses. To locate a booth sale in your area, visit  

Seton Hall University Professor Honored By The American College Of Healthcare Executives

Terrence F. Cahill of Beachwood, NJ received the American College of Healthcare Executives Senior-Level Healthcare Executive New Jersey Regent’s Award recently at the ACHE Annual Breakfast meeting. Cahill is Chair and Associate Professor, Graduate Programs in Health Sciences at Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ and is board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow.

The Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award recognizes ACHE affiliates who are experienced in the field and have significantly contributed toward the advancement of healthcare management excellence and the achievement of the goals of ACHE. The award was bestowed on Cahill by Daniel Messina, ACHE’s Regent for New Jersey and Chief Operating Officer, CentraState Healthcare System, Freehold, NJ.

Affiliates are evaluated on leadership ability, innovative and creative management, executive capability in developing their own organization and promoting its growth and stature in the community, contributions to the development of others in the healthcare profession, leadership in local, state, or provincial hospital and health association activities, participation in civic/community activities and projects, and participation in ACHE activities and interest in assisting ACHE in achieving its objectives.

Cahill has been a member of the Seton Hall faculty since 2006 and was appointed Chair in 2011.  His scholarship is focused on healthcare senior leadership topics and generational issues.  Before pursuing an academic career, he served 25 years in a variety of executive roles in the health care and insurance industries, including COO and CEO of a hospital, Senior VP for a hospital sponsored regional managed-care organization and Regional VP for a national insurer.

Cahill is a graduate of the Executive Leadership Program of George Washington University, receiving his EdD in Human and Organizational Learning. He also holds graduate degrees from Rutgers University (MPA), Wilfrid Laurier University (MSW), and, St. Paul’s College (AB, Philosophy).  He has board certified healthcare management status (FACHE) in the American College of Healthcare Executives, and is the immediate past ACHE NJ Regent.



One of the country’s leading Catholic universities, Seton Hall University has been a catalyst for leadership — developing students in mind, heart and spirit — since 1856.  Home to nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and offering more than 80 rigorous majors, Seton Hall’s academic excellence has been singled out for distinction by The Princeton Review, US News & World Report and Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

Seton Hall, which embraces students of all religions, prepares its graduates to be exemplary servant leaders and caring global citizens. Its attractive main campus is located in suburban South Orange, New Jersey, and is only 14 miles by train, bus or car to New York City, offering a wealth of employment, internship, cultural and entertainment opportunities. The university’s nationally recognized School of Law is prominently located in downtown Newark.

For more information, visit


In response to society’s rapidly-changing healthcare needs, the School of Health and Medical Sciences combines the expertise of Seton Hall University with the resources of affiliate hospitals and clinical sites to provide exemplary academic and clinical training in two distinct divisions: graduate education in health sciences and post-medical school residencies and fellowships. The School’s emphasis on interprofessional education prepares healthcare leaders of tomorrow to focus on patient-centered care and to make a difference in patients’ lives and their communities.


The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of 46,000 healthcare executives who lead our nation’s hospitals, healthcare systems, and other healthcare organizations. ACHE is known for its prestigious credentialing and educational programs and its annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership, which draws more than 4,000 participants each year. ACHE is also known for its journal, the Journal of Healthcare Management, and magazine, Healthcare Executive, as well as ground-breaking research and career development and public policy programs. ACHE’s publishing division, Health Administration Press, is one of the largest publishers of books and journals on all aspects of health services management in addition to textbooks for use in college and university courses. Through such efforts, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare leaders by providing exceptional value to its affiliates.