We may have a couple of more weeks of summer left but the AC Ballet is thinking about a Sugarplum Fairy and a magical doll! So grab your mistletoe and candy canes and get ready for Nutcracker children’s auditions. In its 35th year, the Atlantic City Ballet is preparing to give area dance students an opportunity to work alongside its professional company of dancers. It is an opportunity most dance students will never forget and memories that will last a lifetime. Over the past 35 years, Ms. Papa, the company’s Founder and Artistic Director, has cast thousands of children in the ballet’s
production. So many, in fact, that now Nutcracker alumni are bringing their children to audition. The tradition will continue this year with performances at Stockton Performing Arts Center and the Circus Maximus Theater at Caesars Hotel in Atlantic City. In addition, the company will also be returning to The Strand Theater in Lakewood and will be accompanied by the Garden State Philharmonic. Auditions will be Sunday September 17, 2017 at the ACBT Performing Arts Academy in Egg Harbor City. All local dance students are encouraged to audition.
Freeholder John C. Bartlett, Jr., announces that the Ocean County Department of Parks and Recreation will be conducting a class in Pickle Ball. Join us for this game that combines badminton, tennis and ping pong. All equipment will be supplied.
Meet at the Tennis Pro shop, Ocean County Park, Lakewood, Thursdays Sept.19-Oct. 3 at 9:30 – 11:00. Program # 303495-1A. Continue reading STAY N PLAY PICKLE BALL
At this point, we all could use a good laugh! The Lakewood Chamber of Commerce is hosting Comedy Night, Thursday, September 14, 2017, at the Strand Theater, 400 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. A buffet of light refreshments (Kosher food available) and a cash bar begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Gallery. Show time with open seating is 7:30 p.m.
Comedians include Bob DiBuono direct from the NYC comedy scene and Comedy Central; Carie Karavas, a New York, Atlantic City and Las Vegas stand-up who is considered a national headliner; and Richie Byrne who has appeared on the Dr. Oz Show, Foxwoods, and Mohegan Sun. Continue reading We All Could Use a Good Laugh – Comedy Night at the Strand Theater Presented by the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce
The residents and community can be very proud of the 2017 Lakewood High School (LHS) graduating class. They won more than $70,000 in academic, community, and sports scholarships, and were recognized by the state with free college tuition for 22 students.
Lakewood Committeeman Michael D”Elia said, “We have good teachers and coaches, and excellent students who should get the credit and recognition they deserve.”
Laura Winters, superintendent of the Lakewood School District, said, “I am extremely proud of the Lakewood School District teachers, staff, coaches and students. It is amazing to see the tireless effort, energy and hard work that the school community puts forth to ensure the success of all students both on the field and in the classroom….Piner Pride!” Continue reading Lakewood Schools Have Bragging Rights!
People who live in Lakewood are not surprised. Among 764 qualifying cities, Lakewood Township has been named one if the top safest cities in America. In its official report of the Top 100 Safest Cities in America, The National Council for Home Safety and Security, made up of companies and individuals in the home safety and security industries, noted that Lakewood, number 63 out of 100, has a comparatively low crime rate and many places in the township for everyone to enjoy safely.
Lakewood Mayor Ray Coles said, “How come we’re not Number One!?! Just about everyone who lives in Lakewood knows what a beautiful, safe town it is. I have lived and worked in Lakewood for 29 years. My wife and I have raised our family here so I feel qualified to say that we are fortunate to be residents of Lakewood.” Continue reading Lakewood among Top 100 Safest Cities in America