Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Jacob Harned, Assigned to USS Constitution and Jackson, New Jersey native, shows off a cutlass to a young boy during a demonstration for the Phoenix Navy Week kick-off event at Arizona Science Center. Rear Adm. Yancy Lindsey, USS Constitution Sailors, Explosive Ordinance Mobile Unit 3, Navy Band Southwest, USS Oscar Austin Sailors, Navy Recruiting District Phoenix and the Navy ceremonial guard silent drill team are all in Phoenix to promote the Navy in an area where there isn’t a large Navy presence.
Ocean County residents can take advantage of securely disposing personal papers and documents through the county’s free Residential Document Shredding Program beginning in April.
“In 2015, a total of 94 tons or 188,000 pounds of documents were collected and shredded during our collection dates,” said Freeholder Gerry P. Little, who serves as liaison to the Ocean County Department of Solid Waste Management. Continue reading OCEAN COUNTY’S FREE RESIDENTIAL DOCUMENT SHREDDING PROGRAM BEGINS IN APRIL
Ocean County is taking steps to replace a 40-year-old culvert under Jackson Mills Road, Jackson Township.
“This is a 40-year-old corrugated aluminum box culvert that carries a tributary of the South Branch of the Metedeconk River under Jackson Mills Road,” said Freeholder Director John P. Kelly, Director of Law and Public Safety. “In addition to replacing the culvert, the project includes new safety features resulting in a better roadway for our motorists.” Continue reading OCEAN COUNTY TO REPLACE JACKSON MILLS CULVERT
For years Ocean County Library has provided the community with books and reference services.
Now you can come to the library to explore your creative side.
Many library branches will help you channel their creative side by taking part, along with over 100 libraries, businesses and community groups, in the second annual NJ Makers Day on Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19.
NJ Makers Day emphasizes technology, fine arts and crafting, while providing guidance and materials that allow the community to explore the DIY world. Continue reading Making And Creating At Your Library: Ocean County Library Hosts NJ Makers Day
Ocean County 4-H Ambassadors Claudia Marie Morgan of Jackson and Kacey England of Toms River and New Jersey 4-H Shooting Sports Ambassador Zachary Newman of Jackson attended the New Jersey State Agricultural Convention Delegates’ Dinner on February 10, 2016 in Atlantic City. They participated in a long-standing tradition, the presentation of the agricultural youth leaders to the convention delegates. The dinner was highlighted by a visit from Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno. Continue reading New Jersey State Agricultural Convention Delegates’ Dinner
The comedy, written by Kenneth Craddox, focuses on how in life, times change. A young man encounters an older woman one day in a park and through a simple conversation, lessons are learned about how life is constantly changing.
Craddox’s play will debut at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Brick branch, 301 Chambers Bridge Road and will be presented at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, at the Jackson branch, 2 Jackson Drive.
The performances are sponsored by the Friends groups of the Brick and the Jackson library branches.
Both performances are free but registration is required. To register for the Brick performance call 732-477-4513. To register for the Jackson performance call 732-928-4400 or visit www.theoceancountylibrary.org.
Human Trafficking generates $35 billion annually worldwide and ranks as the second largest criminal activity, tied with arms dealing, according to the agency Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey.
Four Ocean County Library branches will host the program “Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking and Prevention in New Jersey,” to examine the issue. Continue reading Human Trafficking to be Examined through Ocean County Library Forum
The Ocean County Library will partner with AARP to provide free tax assistance programs in several branches throughout February, March and mid-April.
These programs are open to taxpayers of all ages with special consideration given to those 60 years and older with low to moderate income.
Services are provided by IRS-certified volunteers and include tax preparation as well as electronic filing. Participants must bring a photo ID, all relevant tax documents and previous year(s) returns. Continue reading AARP Tax Assistance to be offered in OCL branches
With the holiday season in full swing, Simon’s Jackson Premium Outlets has even more to offer in addition to the already great sales and exceptional savings found there. Throughout this festive season, visitors to the shopping center can also delight in a variety of special activities and amenities for the whole family.
“With the holiday season clearly upon us, we are pleased to offer extra programs and conveniences for our guests to create a more pleasant shopping experience,” commented Stephanie Weaver, director of marketing and business development for Jackson Premium Outlets. “It’s a very busy time of year so these holiday features will hopefully bring some added enjoyment to our shoppers during this magical time of year.” Continue reading Holiday Entertainment at Jackson Premium Outlets
The New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation will provide free employment services at three Ocean County Library branches in November and December.
Employment services such as career counseling, vocational training, assistive technology and job coaching services will be provided.
These services are offered to people who have a physical, emotional or learning disability, or who have a drug dependency that interferes with their ability to find or maintain employment. Continue reading Job Services Available at 3 OCL Branches in December