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MARY’S PLACE BY THE SEA ANNOUNCES PARTICIPATION IN THE NEWMAN’S OWN FOUNDATION $500,000 HOLIDAY CHALLENGE

Mary’s Place by the Sea announced today that the organization will be participating in a holiday fundraising challenge hosted by Newman’s Own Foundation and online crowd funding platform Crowdrise.

The Holiday Challenge is an online fundraising competition taking place between November 21st, 2017 and January 3rd, 2018; Newman’s Own Foundation will be giving away $500,000 in funding and matching donations to participating charities. Mary’s Place by the Sea will compete against other non-profit organizations to raise funds, with the opportunity to win thousands of dollars in bonus challenges along the way.  Continue reading MARY’S PLACE BY THE SEA ANNOUNCES PARTICIPATION IN THE NEWMAN’S OWN FOUNDATION $500,000 HOLIDAY CHALLENGE

8th Annual Long Beach Island Sea Glass & Art Festival 2016

The 8th annual Long Beach Island Sea glass & Art Festival is almost here! Join us October 1 & 2, 10am-4pm for a day full of sea glass and prizes. Jewelry, local art & photography, holiday ornaments, gifts, food samplings and tons of fun! Shard Contest, Guess the Gallon, Wrack Line Sculpture Contest and our Conch Blowing World Record™ Attempt! Check out local finds, shard and fossil identification, lectures, book signings and more. FREE to the public! For more information on times and updates, like our page at facebook.com/lbiseaglassfest

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2016 STATE CONSERVATION POSTER CONTEST

Winners To Receive Cash Awards

New Jersey’s Soil Conservation Districts are now accepting entries in a poster contest designed to raise awareness of natural resources and related issues among young people.  The theme for this year’s poster is We All Need Trees.

Students may compete in the following categories:  Grade 2-3; Grade 4-6; Grade 7-9; and Grade 10-12.  First place winners in each category will receive $200; second-place $100; and third-place $50. Continue reading 2016 STATE CONSERVATION POSTER CONTEST

Lacey Elk’s Lodge # 2518 – Breakfast With Santa

Lacey Lodge # 2518 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will host its annual “Breakfast with Santa” on Saturday, December 19, 2015. The event is being held from 9:30 am until 11 am. Open to the public. All are welcome to attend.

Admission donation to the buffet breakfast is seven (7) dollars per adult. Children ages six to twelve years old are five (5) dollars; children five and under are free.

Special appearance by “Santa” himself. Please bring a wrapped present with name tag so that “Santa” can present a gift to that special someone.

Lacey Elk’s Lodge # 2518 is located at 900 Beach Boulevard, Forked River, New Jersey. To obtain further information, please contact 609-693-1281.

Help support the Lacey Lodge as we help support the community. Help us help a neighbor. Elks Care – Elks Share. Tell a friend.

Lacey Elk’s Lodge # 2518 – Veteran’s Remembrance Luncheon

Fifteen veterans from the New Jersey State Veteran’s Home in Vineland, local veterans and members of Lacey Lodge # 2518 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (BPOE), attended the Veteran’s Remembrance Luncheon hosted by the Lacey Elk’s Veteran’s Committee on Sunday, November 8, 2015.

Veterans from the New Jersey State Veteran's Home located in Vineland enjoy lunch at the Veteran's Remembrance Luncheon hosted by the Veteran's Committee  from Lacey Elk's Lodge # 2518.
Veterans from the New Jersey State Veteran’s Home located in Vineland enjoy lunch at the Veteran’s Remembrance Luncheon hosted by the Veteran’s Committee
from Lacey Elk’s Lodge # 2518.

Nearly eighty people attended the event which featured a luncheon, camaraderie and entertainment performed by The Boogie Woogie Connection, a female singing trio that performed the songs of the legendary Andrew Sisters during World War II. The Lacey Elk’s Color Guard posted the colors to open the Remembrance Luncheon. Antlers from Lacey Antler Lodge #1 served and helped clean up after the event.

The National Veteran’s Service Commission (NVSC) is dedicated to assisting and helping veterans through programs designed to enhance the lives of those who have served our country. Their motto is “So long as there are Veterans, the BPOE will never forget them”.

New Jersey State Elk's Association - National Veteran's Service Committee Chairman Mr. Don Tonachio, addressing the Veteran's Remembrance Luncheon at Lacey Elk's Lodge # 2518.
New Jersey State Elk’s Association – National Veteran’s Service Committee Chairman Mr. Don Tonachio, addressing the Veteran’s Remembrance Luncheon at Lacey Elk’s Lodge # 2518.

Mr. Don Tonachio, the New Jersey State Elk’s Association, National Veteran’s Service Commission Chairman was the keynote speaker at the luncheon. Mr. Tonachio spoke about the importance of remembering those who served, that all veterans are owed a debt of gratitude for their service, and that we should continually strive to make sure that our veterans are never forgotten. He also thanked all those who helped run and support the event held to remember and honor the sacrifices of our veterans. He went on to say that the NVSC is dedicated to enhancing the lives of our veterans through Elk supported projects and events.

Lacey Elk’s Lodge is located at 900 Beach Boulevard in Forked River, New Jersey. To obtain information about our Lodge, please call 609-693-1281.

Help support the premier charitable organization in our community. Help us help a neighbor. Elks Care – Elks Share. Tell a friend.

Anticipation

Susan blogs at:  www.susezit.com

The most wonderful, albeit craziest time of the year is upon us…somewhere between Halloween and New Year’s Day. This is the most hectic period when we will run around and exhaust our fleeting energies in preparation for the holidays. We will more than likely not take the time to stop and smell the roses. And when it’s all said and done we will look back and say either “that was the best time,” or more likely, “is that all there is?”

I have lived most of my life in anticipation of what would come tomorrow. I have to tell you that I’ve missed or have not appreciated a lot of what happened in the present while I was busy looking to the future. Sort of like the quote in John Lennon’s, “Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy),” Life happens while you’re making other plans. I was a big dreamer who had lofty ideas of how my life was going to turn out. Some of those dreams came true, but most did not. Shooting for the stars was not what it was all cracked up to be. Sometimes when I look back in my “coulda, woulda, shoulda” mind-set, I wonder about how I could have lived those days differently in the now, instead of wasting time dreaming about the tomorrows. I wonder about the life that happened and how I could have appreciated it more by living with a different mind-set in the present.

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