Category Archives: Lacey Township

Sweet and Affectionate Therapy Dogs in Search of Forked River Homebound Seniors

Caregiver Canines® Certified Therapy Dogs visit seniors at home for one-to-one play time and fun!

Are you a dog-loving senior unable to care for a pet of your own?  Would you like a furry-faced friend to visit you in your home? Would it brighten your day to play and snuggle with a dog for a few hours? If you answered yes to any or all these questions, the in-home visiting therapy dog program Caregiver Canines®   was designed especially for you! This wonderful program is offered at no charge through the nonprofit agency Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey (CVCJ) and is available in Forked River and the rest of Ocean County by calling 732.505.2273 or emailing Continue reading Sweet and Affectionate Therapy Dogs in Search of Forked River Homebound Seniors

Live Ghost Investigation of Murray Grove!

For the REAL THING at Halloween, join psychic medium Jeff Carpenter of Dimensions Reiki for a night of touring the beautiful grounds and communicating with the ghostly “Pilgrims” of the Murray Grove Retreat and Renewal Center in Lanoka Harbor! We will spend time in each of the major “hot spots” outside on the property as well as inside the main Lodge building, and Jeff will lead the investigation to communicate with the ethereal souls that continue to visit the Retreat, the location of the first Universalist sermon back in 1770. Space is limited, so reserve YOUR spots now! Continue reading Live Ghost Investigation of Murray Grove!


The Lacey Township Municipal Alliance, along with the L.T.H.S. AADA, will sponsor a Halloween Costume Parade & Coloring Contest, Saturday, October 21 from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM at the Lacey Township Middle School, Denton Ave., Forked River.

Pre-registration by Thursday, October 19th is $7.00 for toddlers through 6th Grade.  Admission includes tickets for two hot dogs, a box drink, a trick or treat bag, and other goodies.  Registration after October 19th, or at the door, is $10.00 per child.  Additional drinks and hot dogs will be available for purchase.  Adults and siblings not participating are free.

The picture for the Coloring Contest will be sent home through the schools.  It will also be available at the Lacey Recreation Office and Lacey Library.   Winners of the coloring contest will be announced that day.

Come join us for pumpkin decorating, games, cupcake decorating, crafts, prizes, a costume parade, plus much more!   Pumpkins available to the first to the first 175 participants.  DJ Mike will provide entertainment.

For further information, call the Recreation office at 609-693-1100, ext. 2203.


The Lacey Food Bank Kids Volunteers presents its 8th  Annual Psychic Night on Friday, October 13th at the Captains Inn on Lacey Road in Forked River from 6pm – 10 pm

Admission $30.00 per person includes (1)15 minute reading and refreshments.  Additional reading time is available.  Cash Bar.  Advance reservations strongly recommended. Walk-Ins Welcome 1st Come-1st Serve.  While you wait stop by The Mystic Gem Table where you can test out your own intuitive powers!  ! A silent auction table and other surprises await!! A talented company of intuitives and mediums from Charmed in Company will be on hand to delight and fascinate while shedding light on careers, romance and the chances of winning the next Powerball!!!

Reserve your time slot or for more information call the Lacey Food Bank at 609-242-2848 and leave a message for Laura or email

The Lacey Food Bank is a 501c-3 non-profit organization.  All proceeds from this event to benefit the Lacey Food Bank Kids Christmas and other LFBKids Programs and Projects. Please join our Facebook page at Lacey Food Bank for more information on how you can help us fight childhood hunger and insecurity.

All psychic readings regardless of their content are for entertainment purposes only.
You must be eighteen years or older.


Lacey Township Police and Firefighters receive Award of Valor

Police Officers Anthony Sarno and Christopher Meyler from the Lacey Township Police Department and Firefighters Edward Barker, JR and Robert Anderson from the Forked River Fire Department  who received the National Liberty Museum’s Award of Valor on Tuesday, September 12.  The Awards of Valor honors extraordinary polic officers and firefighters for their remarkable acts of heroism and for being role models in their communities. The Awards of Valor recipients, whose stories are gripping and inspiring, are brave individuals who put themselves in dangerous situations to keep all of us in the community safe.  Police Officers Anthony Sarno and Christopher Meyler from the Lacey Township Police Department and Firefighters Edward Barker, JR and Robert Anderson from the Forked River Fire Department were recognized for their heroic acts in freeing an entrapped 81-year old woman from a garage that was fully engulfed in flames. Continue reading Lacey Township Police and Firefighters receive Award of Valor


Have you ever wondered what it takes to learn to fly? Are you interested in aviation?
Then come to the Lacey Branch of the Ocean County Library System on Wednesday, September 13 at 7 PM for a presentation entitled: “Learning to Fly”.  It will be presented by Melissa Lekas, a small plane pilot, and President of the Garden State Angels Chapter of Women in Aviation. Women in Aviation is an international group of women and men who encourage people to fly or to pursue careers in the aviation field, by offering networking support, mentoring and scholarships. The talk is open to all ages, girls and boys, women and men.  To register, stop at the main desk at the Lacey Branch or by calling 609-693-8566.