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People of the Pines: A Unique Examination of Various Ocean County Residents

In a small town, when someone is able to achieve success or celebrity, it’s a BIG deal. Rhett Titus was born in Toms River, raised in Forked River and graduated from Lacey Township High School. Today, Rhett is a professional wrestler who travels all over the globe for his matches. Recently, I had the opportunity to chat with Rhett about his journey from small town teen to wrestling on national television.


Rhett’s life has always revolved around wrestling and he recalls some of his earliest memories being centered around the ring. “I can’t remember a time where I wasn’t obsessed with wrestling. In kindergarten I remember having to draw a picture of what your job would be when you grew up and I drew myself as a wrestler.” Continue reading People of the Pines: A Unique Examination of Various Ocean County Residents

Lacey Chamber of Commerce 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat

LACEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SPONSORS THE SECOND ANNUAL TRUNK OR TREAT The Lacey Chamber of Commerce is calling all young pirates, princesses and super heroes to come trick-or-treat at Gille Park in Forked River. Sponsored by the Lacey Chamber of Commerce, the second annual Trunk-or-Treat event will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016 between 1 PM and 4 PM. Continue reading Lacey Chamber of Commerce 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat

SENIORS CAN COUNT ON HOME DELIVERED MEALS IN THE NEW YEAR

Ocean County expects to provide more than 280,000 meals to senior citizens in the New Year who are participants in the County’s congregate and home delivered meals program.

“Every day Ocean County prepares 1,100 meals in order to provide a nutritious meal for seniors, many of whom are homebound and frail,” said Freeholder Joseph H. Vicari, who serves as Chairman of Senior Services. “Of those, 127 meals are prepared by a Kosher meal provider. This program serves as a lifeline for all of our senior citizens living throughout Ocean County.”

The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders at its Dec. 16 meeting is expected to approve six contracts for Community Services Inc. totaling $2,676,979 which includes one nutritional component of the County’s senior programs. A separate contract will be awarded in the New Year to Lakewood Community Services Corporation to provide Kosher meals in the New Year. Vicari said about 30,000 of the meals are part of the county’s Kosher Home Delivered Meal program.

“This County made a commitment many years ago pledging that no senior would go hungry,” Vicari said. “We have kept that promise and we will continue to make sure our seniors receive the best services possible.”

With more than 160,000 seniors calling Ocean County home, Vicari said the County operates one of the largest congregate and home delivered meals programs in the country. Continue reading SENIORS CAN COUNT ON HOME DELIVERED MEALS IN THE NEW YEAR

Thanksgiving is a Word of Action with The Fresh Air Fund

Celebrate The Fresh Air Fund’s 140th Summer

This November, many families in Central and Southern New Jersey are thankful for something special: the gift of their friendship with a New York City child. Each summer, close to 4,000 New York City children from low-income communities visit suburban, rural and small town communities across the Northeast and Canada through The Fresh Air Fund’s Volunteer Host Family Program. By volunteering as a host family for summer 2016, the spirit of Thanksgiving can continue in your home throughout the year.

“It is really quiet at my host family’s house and they taught me how to swim during my first visit. I love to swim now,” said Emmanuel, age nine, from the Bronx. Continue reading Thanksgiving is a Word of Action with The Fresh Air Fund

LIFF Presents: A Life Outside with Director Catherine Brabec

The Lighthouse International Film Festival announces A Life Outside presented by Lighthouse International Film Society Lighthouse International Film Festival 2014 Jury Award Winner.

Date: Nov. 28th

Time: 7:00 pm

Price: $5.00

Place: South End Surf N Paddle Continue reading LIFF Presents: A Life Outside with Director Catherine Brabec

94 Tons Of Paper Collected During 2015 Shredding Program

Ocean County residents disposed of almost 94 tons of personal papers and documents during Ocean County’s free Residential Document Shredding Program.

The 2015 program provided by the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders began in April and the last collection for this year was held Oct. 23 in Lakewood.

“Since 2008, this program has provided a convenient way to recycle old documents safely and securely,” said Ocean County Freeholder James F. Lacey, who serves as liaison to the county’s recycling programs. “By traveling across Ocean County with this program, we’ve offered residents the ability to safely get rid of all those residential papers, like old bills, files, bank statements, that are no longer needed.”

The county’s 2015 shredding program averaged two dates a month with the program running two to four hours at each location. With 18 different collection dates, the program collected and recycled 93.90 tons of paper, more than 10 tons over the 2014 total. Continue reading 94 Tons Of Paper Collected During 2015 Shredding Program