Category Archives: Lacey Township

Lacey Library August 2017 Calendar of Events

8/1 – 8/31

Meeting Room Art–Lacey SAIL Teens

One-on-One Computer Instruction–Assistance with computers, library resources, eReaders and tablets. Available by appointment only. Please call 609-693-8566.

8/1, 8/15, 2 pm, Tuesdays

Chair Yoga for Seniors–A gentle yoga practice for adults with limited mobility. Taught by Nancy Bonta Voitko, certified yoga instructor. Please register Continue reading Lacey Library August 2017 Calendar of Events

National Night Out

Enjoy a night out with your whole family!

National Night Out is a nationwide event designed to build strong community partnerships that promote safe neighborhoods.

Join us at Gille Park, 102 Manchester Avenue, Forked River, on August 1 from 6-11 pm.

There will be a Bicycle Rodeo, Face Painting, Community Resources, Classic Car Show, Drones, K-9 Demonstration, Child ID, DJ & Live Music Performances, Skate Park (6-9 pm), Skate Exhibitions (7 pm), Helicopter Fly over.

Plus an Outdoor Movie–The Lego Batman Movie (8:30 pm, bring blanket or chair).

Come out and know your neighbors!

Apple Festival ~ Lacey Historical Society

The Annual Apple Festival presented by the Society held on the last Saturday of September on the museum grounds has been modified due to operational difficulties.  Upon the recommendation of Lacey Township Recreation Director the Apple Festival will be combined with the Lacey Day celebration at Gillie Park this year on September 30th, noon to 4 pm.   Continue reading Apple Festival ~ Lacey Historical Society

Rotary Minute July 2017

May and June were exceptionally busy months for us starting with the Interact Installation and Pinning Ceremony . Members of LTHS Interact Club, their parents and friends along with Interact advisor Ms. Keena Frechette and members of the Forked River Rotary bid adieu to the student leaders of Interact 2017 and celebrated the induction of the new Board of Directors for Interact 2018!! Interact is a leadership club that teaches students that true leadership is a learned skill that comes from teamwork. Interact teaches students to accept responsibility, show respect for others, and to collaborate with their team to work towards common goals. With contributions of time and service both locally and internationally (soup kitchen volunteers, assisting the Rotary Club with the annual Thanksgiving Feast and Elf Program and hosting a fun family night with the Wizards – just a few of the many projects this past year) Interact 2017 and the outgoing leadership team has set the bar high for this incoming board with accomplishments that make us very proud! And for the 2 nd consecutive year our LTHS Interact Club received a Presidential Citation from District 7500! Congratulations LTHS Interact – We are so Very Proud of You!!

The 5th Annual Rotary Club of Forked River Doggie Derby was a howling success!!! Man’s best friend was celebrated at this Hometown Family Event on Sunday June 4th with canine demonstrations and competitions, vendors and food, music, rescues and activities for the young, the not so young and all our furry friends. It was a day that brought us together to celebrate all our furbabies and to benefit the many charitable contributions the Rotary Club of Forked River continues to make to our community and our citizens. For some fabulous photos of our four-legged friends and their companions check out the beautiful photographs taken by Dawn Davis Photography! Many thanks to Dawn who spent her day capturing our furry friends and their humans! To view and download some of these now famous Lacey canines go to . Photos are also available to view at


June was also graduation month. As the students from Lacey Township were preparing to make the transition to college, the Rotary Club of Forked River announced that 13 high school seniors had been selected to receive Rotary scholarships. These 13 Lacey students were selected from a pool of applications submitted by graduating seniors from Lacey Township High School, Donovan Catholic High School and MATES. Each year the Rotary Club of Forked River presents scholarships to deserving students who work towards service in their community. Winners are selected not only for their academic achievements but also for their commitment to “Service Above Self”, the Rotary hallmark. In recognizing this leadership and community service, the Rotary Club of Forked River awarded more than $25,000.00 in scholarships this year to Lacey student leaders. This year an additional “Service Above Self” scholarship was presented in honor of the late Rotarian William “Bill” Whitson. Since its inception the Rotary Club of Forked River has awarded nearly $900,000.00 to Lacey students. The recipients this year were: Gabriella Barth, Carley Bullock, Sarah Fedak, Kaitlyn Gavin, Marissa Iiaria, Jared Knoeller, Hunter MacPherson, Joseph Nagy, Sarah Phillips, Jordan Rensel, Hailey Rooney, Kristen Santoro and Kylie Weissenburger. Congratulations to the Class of 2017 Scholarship Winners!

Did you happen to notice all the U.S. Flags flying in town on Memorial Day and Flag Day? If you’ve ever wondered where those American Flags come from, they are there because of the joint efforts of the Forked River Rotary and the businesses that sponsor and support this tradition of saluting the USA! We’d love to see all of Rt 9 and Lacey Rd proudly flying our Flag. It’s not too late to join this salute to America! In addition to Memorial Day and Flag Day our program includes Independence Day, Labor Day, A Day of Remembrance and Veterans Day. Rotarians will put your flags out by 9am and return to take them down before sundown. For as little as $35.00 a flag (for all remaining 4 Flag Days) we will do this for you!! See any Rotarian for more information on how you can be part of this show of pride!

The Annual Installation of Officers and Directors took place June 16th at the Captains Inn. Upon her swearing in President Linda Kostrowski presented outgoing President William Recevuto with his Past President’s Pin, thanking him for a remarkable year of accomplishment, growth and Service above Self. “Rotary”, Past President Recevuto said, “gives its members an opportunity to serve in their community and worldwide. Our Club has consistently contributed beyond what was asked of us”. President Linda remarked that she welcomes the opportunity to blend tradition with innovation to make this year even more successful for the Club. In addition to the swearing in of the newly appointed Executive Board, special service awards were presented to members and outstanding community leaders in recognition of their commitment to the Forked River Rotary.

The 2017/18 Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Forked River are:

President: Linda Kostrowski

President-elect: Tony Angona

Vice President: Donna Volz

Secretary: John Sauer

Treasurers: Judy Ryan and Paul Stephens

Director – Club Administration: Robert Dellolio

Director – Membership: Donna McAvoy

Director – Service Projects: Tim Petrin

Director – Public Relations: Laura Caroccia

Foundation Director: Pastor Terry Chapman

Foundation Treasurer: Tom Morrissey

Sergeant At Arms: David Selden

Chairman Satellite Club: Heather Scanlon

Treasurer Satellite Club: Debbie Edgecomb

Secretary Satellite: Rosa Steitz

Director at Large: Past President William Recevuto

Director at Large: Past District Governor Peter Roukis

Congratulations to President Linda Kostrowski and the incoming Executive Board!! We are ready for another year of success!

Thank You All for your continued support of the Forked River Rotary. Through events and programs we are able to continue providing scholarships and youth programs, ongoing Park and Green Space improvements, educational aids and holiday food and gift programs for needy families and so much more. We invite you to consider becoming a member of Rotary. Please contact any Rotarian for more information.

Hot Asphalt Awareness

  • As a basic ‘rule of paw’-If the pavement feels too hot for your barefoot, it is too hot for Fido’s.
  • Pressing your own bare hands and feet on the pavement for at least 7-8 seconds is a recommended strategy to assess heat level.
  • If the 7-8 second test yields a comfortable temperature, it is still critical to consider other factors to assess safety accurately.
  • The air temperature is NOT an accurate reflection of ground temperature at all! 
  • Asphalt and other ground surfaces retain heat and this temperature rises exponentially as heat and sun exposure continues. (See chart above).
  • Furthermore, the time of day is very relevant!
  • Asphalt soaks up the heat all day and can only cool down at a certain rate and only when the sun retreats- so pavement that was deemed safe for a walk at 9 am may differ greatly at high noon and into the early evening.
  • If you want to take an outing with your dog in the summer think water! Even non water dogs still like to run along the edge and get their doggie tootsies wet and your feet will like it better too

Zoey Smith to Play in 2017 National Lacrosse Academy

Zoey Smith Selected to Play in  2017 National Lacrosse Academy
Zoey Smith, daughter of Brett and Kelli Smith, a current 5th grader at Mill Pond, Lacey Twp., has been named as a 2017 National Lacrosse All-Star and has been selected to represent the State of New Jersey at the National Lacrosse Academy and National Lacrosse Classic to be held July 18-21, 2017 in Richmond, Virginia at the River City Sportsplex. Continue reading Zoey Smith to Play in 2017 National Lacrosse Academy

Rotary Club of Forked River Annual Installation and Awards Dinner 2017-2018

New District Governor Diane Rotondelli swearing in President Linda Kostrowski.
President Linda addresses the club.
A Diamond for a Diamond!
New President Linda, Receiving her Paul Harris Fellowship Award PH+2.
PDG David Forward awarding District 7500 PDG James Davidson Award for exemplifying
“Service Above Self” to the Rotary Foundation.
Meet the New Board for 2017-2018!
Past President William’s wife, JoAnn Bottone receiving her Paul Harris Fellowship Award.
Past President William pinning New President Linda.
Laura Caroccia receiving her Paul Harris Fellowship Award.
Rob Frandsen husband of Diamond, receiving his Paul Harris Fellowship Award.
John Sauer receiving his Paul Harris+1 Award selfie.
President’s Distinguished Service Award to Dr. Tom McGillick -In Recognition of Your Dedicated Service and Commitment to our Club.
Tony Angona, President’s Award of Excellence-For Outstanding Service and Commitment to the
Ideals of Rotary.
Veronica Laureigh, Five Avenues of Service Award- Club, Vocational, Community, International,
and New Generations
Past President William receiving his Paul Harris+2.
Congratulations to President Linda Kostrowski, and her board for the upcoming year 2017-2018.  Looking forward to “Making a Difference” in our Community, Nationally and Internationally.  Thank you Past President William Recevuto for your year of leadership and service to our club and community.  Thank you to all the members of our club for another outstanding year of “Serving Humanity”.