Category Archives: Manahawkin

Pine Shores’ Art Harvest Show Opening Reception Nov 5

Pine Shores Art Association annual Art Harvest Show hosts a free open house reception for participating artists and the public on Sunday, November 5 from 1 – 4 pm in their gallery at 94 Stafford Avenue in Manahawkin.  The show will remain hanging throughout the month of November and be open to the public on Sundays from 1-3 pm and Wednesdays from 10 am-2:30 pm.

All Pine Shores’ members are invited to enter the Art Harvest Show, which is one of the major exhibitions in the annual Pine Shores’ calendar.  Over 300 area artists are members, and more than 50 are participating in this show, each presenting one of their best original works completed within the last three years that was not done in a class setting.  Continue reading Pine Shores’ Art Harvest Show Opening Reception Nov 5

Manahawkin Elks Masquerade Ball

The Manahawkin Elks, 520 Hilliard Blvd., Manahawkin, will hold a Masquerade Ball on Saturday, October 28 from 7:00 to 11:00 pm.  There will be a Surf-n-Turf Dinner with scallops and Prime Rib, prepared by Chef John Grifo; cash bar will be available.  Music by Bourbon Bros.

Donation is $23.00 for members and their guests.  Purchase tickets at the Lounge.

Lodge Improvements fundraiser

Family Promise of Southern Ocean County 5th Annual Gift Auction

Come support Family Promise of Southern Ocean County, a non-profit dedicated to providing homeless children and their families with food, shelter and comprehensive services.

Where: St. Mary’s Parish Center -Manahawkin, NJ

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017 – Doors open at 4:00 pm, calling begins at 6:00 pm

Cost: Entry Fee $5 presale, $7 at the door

Includes coffee/tea, dessert and 1 sheet of entry level tickets

Food will be sold.

For more information or to purchase tickets please contact: Terry Roberts or 609-994-3317

For more information about Family Promise:

9/11 Services

On Monday, Sep 11, we conducted a memorial service at Brookdale Assisted Living in Manahawkin to remember the victims of 9/11.  Dan and Janet Boesman, Sharon McGovern, Jack Milne, and Gene Zombory were in attendance from the Elks.  Poems and short stories that were written following that tragic day were read by Dan and Sharon, and Wendy Conroy, Program Director for Brookdale.  Judy, a resident of the facility, and Sharon read patriotic quotes that have inspired Americans throughout history.  These were written by Abraham Lincoln, Harry S. Truman, Colin Powell and other notable historical figures.  Following the readings, Gene Zombory of the Elks Veterans Committee gave a heartfelt presentation to the residents about September 11, the patriotism that followed and our military today.  After the service was completed we stayed for some hospitality, music and to visit with the residents.

Manahawkin Comic Book Show Returns to Ocean County Sunday, Oct. 1

Comic book and science fiction fans take note, the Manahawkin Comic Book Show will be held 10 am to 4 pm Sunday, Oct. 1 at the Holiday Inn, 151 Rt. 72 East Manahawkin.

Admission is only $3 per person and children 12 and under are free. There will be free comic packs for the first 100 people at the show and a cash drawing at noon and 2 p.m. The show will feature comics from the silver age up to the modern era. More than 20 vendor tables with toys and other collectibles will be present.

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Manahawkin Applebee’s Raises Over $5,000 for Kids with Cancer

Rich McCleary, assistant general manager of the Manahawkin Applebee’s, presents a check for $5,295 on August 10 to Ocean of Love, an Ocean County-based non-profit charity that is dedicated to helping children with cancer and their families.  A true community partner, Manahawkin Applebee’s, owned and operated by Doherty Enterprises, has been holding fundraising events for Ocean of Love over the past ten years. To raise funds, Rich completed his fourth 100-mile ultra-marathon in June to raise money and awareness for Ocean of Love. Rich began his route at the Sunset Pavilion on Cape May Beach and finished at his very own Manahawkin Applebee’s. Over the past three years, theManahawkin Applebee’s have raised more than $50,195 for Ocean of Love.

COVER PHOTO From L to R: Mike McKee, area director, Applebee’s; Richard McCleary, assistant general manager, Manahawkin Applebee’s; Tracy Ratz, director, Ocean of Love; Danielle Baer and Taylor Hearn, caseworkers, Ocean of Love.

In New Jersey, Applebee’s is located in Brick, Bridgewater, Butler, Clark, Clifton, East Hanover, Edison, Flemington, Garfield, Hackensack, Hackettstown, Hillsborough, Howell, Jersey City, Jersey Gardens, Kearny, Lacey, Linden, Manahawkin, Manalapan, Manchester, Middletown, Milltown, Mt. Olive, Newark, Newton, North Bergen, Northvale, Ocean, Paramus, Parsippany, Phillipsburg, Piscataway, Rockaway, Tinton Falls, Toms River, Totowa, Union, Wall and Woodbridge.


About Doherty Enterprises, Inc.   

Established in 1985, Doherty Enterprises, Inc. is recognized as the 68th largest privately-held business in the New York Metro area by Crain’s Business and the 11th  largest franchisee in the United States as ranked in the Restaurant Finance Monitor, operating seven restaurant concepts including: Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, Panera Bread, Chevys Fresh Mex, Quaker Steak & Lube, Noodles & Company, and two of its own concepts, The Shannon Rose Irish Pub and Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas. In 2015, Nation’s Restaurant News ranked Doherty Enterprises as the 78th largest U.S. Foodservice revenue company, up from 85 in 2014. To date, Doherty Enterprises owns and operates over 150 restaurants in northern, southern and central New Jersey, on Long Island, as well as locations throughout Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island and sections of Florida and Georgia. The Doherty vision is to be the “Best Food Service Company in the Communities We Serve” and its mission is to “Wow Every Guest Every Time, Wow Our People, Wow Our Communities and Wow Our Suppliers.” (


About Applebee’s®

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar offers a lively casual dining experience combining simple, craveable American fare with flair, classic drinks and local drafts. All Applebee’s restaurants are owned and operated by entrepreneurs dedicated to serving their communities and offering quality food and drinks with genuine, neighborly service. Applebee’s is one of the world’s largest casual dining brands; as of March 31, 2017, there are approximately 2,000 Applebee’s franchise restaurants in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam and 15 other countries. Applebee’s is franchised by subsidiaries of DineEquity, Inc. [NYSE: DIN], which is among the world’s largest full-service restaurant companies.


Manahawkin Applebee’s Manager Finishes 100-Mile-Ultra-Marathon for Kids with Cancer

Rich McCleary, general manager of the Manahawkin Applebee’s (center), completes his fourth 100-mile ultra-marathon with his brother-in-law, A.J. Johnson (right), as supporters celebrate his accomplishment on June 25, to raise money and awareness for Ocean of Love, an Ocean County-based charity that helps children with cancer. Rich began his route at the Sunset Pavilion on Cape May Beach and finished at his very own Manahawkin Applebee’s with a time of 27 hours.  Previously 135 lbs. overweight, Rich changed his lifestyle and fell in love with distance running and has been holding fundraising events for Ocean of Love since 2007. Over the past three years, the Manahawkin Applebee’s raised $44,900 for Ocean of Love, and Rich and his team are working to raise $10,000 in 2017 through a number of initiatives.  Rich’s effort has raised more than $5,000 to date. To support the cause, donations can be made online at

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A Classical Cocktail Business After Hours Networking Event

Greater Toms River & Southern Ocean Chambers of Commerce along with Creative Click Media invite you to a fun filled Business After Hours on Thursday, July 13, 2017, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at Creative Click Media, 20 N. Main Street, Manahawkin, NJ 08050. The evenings activities include: kayaking, ping pong, yoga, live music, headshots, refreshments & networking.

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Manahawkin Elks Clambake

The Manahawkin Elks Lodge #2340 at 520 Hilliard Blvd, Manahawkin, NJ  will hold its annual Clambake on Saturday, 7/22/17 from 1pm to 5pm.
Over 10,000 clams will be ordered Fresh and steamed clams, clam chowder, chicken, corn, burgers, hot dogs and beverages will be available.
Music by John Reed
For ticket information, please contact the Manahawkin Elks Lodge at 609-597-1107
All are welcome.
Advance tickets are recommended $30.00 – At the Door $35.00 – Young adults $20.00 – under 12 yo free