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OCEAN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE TOY DRIVE UNDERWAY

OCEAN COUNTY officials are hoping to make this holiday season the most wonderful time of the year for everyone and are asking for your help.

“We are encouraging our citizens to help those less fortunate by participating in the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Annual Toy Drive,” said Ocean County Freeholder John P. Kelly, Director of Law and Public Safety. “This drive has helped hundreds of families and children in past years and we want to do the same in 2017.

“With this annual toy drive, under the direction of Sheriff Michael Mastronardy, we have the opportunity to help bring a little holiday happiness into the lives of families that may be going through a difficult time,” Kelly said. Continue reading OCEAN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE TOY DRIVE UNDERWAY

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

OCEAN COUNTY PREPARING FOR THE APPROACHING WINTER STORM

WITH THE WINTER’S first significant snowfall predicted to hit late Thursday and early Friday, Ocean County’s road crews are gearing up to remove whatever Mother Nature decides to leave behind.

“Right now the forecast is calling for only 1 to 3 inches of snow,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Gerry P. Little. “But as we all know, even a small amount of snow can cause a big mess.” Continue reading OCEAN COUNTY PREPARING FOR THE APPROACHING WINTER STORM

Annual Polar Bear Plunge to Benefit Special Olympics NJ Returns to the Wildwoods Saturday, January 14

Dig out your bathing suit and join in the fun! The Special Olympics New Jersey returns to the Wildwoods to kick off 2017 with an icy plunge into the Atlantic Ocean during the annual Polar Bear Plunge on Saturday, January 14 at 1 p.m. on the beach behind the Wildwoods Convention Center. Continue reading Annual Polar Bear Plunge to Benefit Special Olympics NJ Returns to the Wildwoods Saturday, January 14

VICARI ASKS SHOPPERS TO BE ALERT AND CAUTIOUS WHILE SEARCHING FOR THE PERFECT GIFT

HOLIDAY SHOPPERS in quest of that elusive perfect gift also need to be cautious before pulling out their wallets.

“Unfortunately, the holiday season also sees an increase in scams,” said Ocean County Freeholder Joseph H. Vicari. “The good news is alert consumers can often stop a scam before it starts.”

Credit card “skimmers” are one way a thief can steal a credit card in less than one second. Continue reading VICARI ASKS SHOPPERS TO BE ALERT AND CAUTIOUS WHILE SEARCHING FOR THE PERFECT GIFT

Bingo with Santa

Please help support Bingo with Santa on December 10th from 12 to 4 pm at Lacey Elk’s Lodge # 2518 located at 900 Beach Boulevard, Forked River, NJ. This event is sponsored by the Lacey Elk’s Special Children’s Committee. Lunch will be served from 12 – 1 pm. Bingo will be played from 1 – 4 pm. Bingo prizes to be awarded will be gifts in lieu of money.  All games are free of charge. Hope to see you there.

Lighthouse International Film Society Presents FIRE and WATER screening and Q&A

Lighthouse International Film Society is pleased to announce the screening and Q & A of FIRE AND WATER on  Saturday November 26 with – director Thomas Brookins. 

Does anyone know how long the sport of surfing has existed?  There have been surfers in NY rumored as early as the 1800’s. The film starts with New Yorker Don Eichin as a young man in 1957 traveling to exotic Hawaii to become a Merchant Marine. While working on a ship & exploring the waters of Honolulu, a young woman teaches him to surf. He is changed forever by his experience it leads him on a path modern surfers could only dream.  Continue reading Lighthouse International Film Society Presents FIRE and WATER screening and Q&A