Category Archives: New Jersey

People of the Pines: A Unique Examination of Various Ocean County Residents

In a small town, when someone is able to achieve success or celebrity, it’s a BIG deal. Rhett Titus was born in Toms River, raised in Forked River and graduated from Lacey Township High School. Today, Rhett is a professional wrestler who travels all over the globe for his matches. Recently, I had the opportunity to chat with Rhett about his journey from small town teen to wrestling on national television.


Rhett’s life has always revolved around wrestling and he recalls some of his earliest memories being centered around the ring. “I can’t remember a time where I wasn’t obsessed with wrestling. In kindergarten I remember having to draw a picture of what your job would be when you grew up and I drew myself as a wrestler.” Continue reading People of the Pines: A Unique Examination of Various Ocean County Residents

Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why: 6th Annual Holiday Show to benefit Mary’s Place by the Sea

Presented by the Asbury Park Press, Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why will be playing their 6th Annual Holiday Show to benefit Mary’s Place by the Sea on Friday, December 15th at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park. Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why will be playing two sets of original music, along with favorite holiday covers to get everyone in the holiday spirit. Special guests will be joining the band throughout the night. Continue reading Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why: 6th Annual Holiday Show to benefit Mary’s Place by the Sea

WHEN FORECASTERS SAY SNOW OCEAN COUNTY SAYS READY

WHEN forecasters start using the s-word – snow – or other terms like wintry mix, Ocean County officials say the County road crews, buildings and grounds and other departments are ready for whatever Mother Nature throws its way.

“Certainly it’s early in the season but we know the weather can be fickle,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Gerry P. Little, who serves as liaison to the Ocean County Road Department. “With drops in the temperature expected and some forecasters talking about a wintry mix this weekend, we want our citizens to know Ocean County is well prepared for winter weather – whenever it gets here and whatever form it comes in.” Continue reading WHEN FORECASTERS SAY SNOW OCEAN COUNTY SAYS READY

Seven RWJBarnabas Health Nurses Honored at New Jersey League for Nursing Gala

Seven RWJBarnabas Health nurses were honored by the New Jersey League for Nursing (NJLN) at the 2017 Nurse Recognition Awards Gala held on November 3, 2017. The NJLN, an affiliate of the National League for Nursing (NLN), has been serving New Jersey and celebrating excellence in nursing since 1915. The Annual Nurse Recognition Awards Gala was established by NJLN in an effort to recognize nursing excellence and benefit nursing education. Continue reading Seven RWJBarnabas Health Nurses Honored at New Jersey League for Nursing Gala

Pink Drinks Empower Families Fight Cancer

Representatives from Quaker Steak & Lube and Chevys Fresh Mex restaurants owned and operated by local franchisee, Doherty Enterprises, present a check for $2,000 to the Tinton Falls-based Beauty Foundation for Cancer Care, an organization dedicated to helping inspire courage, strength and confidence needed to those affected by cancer. To raise funds, Quaker Steak & Lube restaurants in Brick, Edison and Pohatcong and Chevys Fresh Mex restaurants in Clifton and Linden donated a portion of proceeds from sales of “Pink Drinks” sold during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The donation will help support Beauty Foundation for Cancer Care’s goal of easing the overwhelming financial and emotional strains associated with cancer treatments of those suffering from cancer.

 

(From L to R): Bryan Younghans, marketing manager, Quaker Steak & Lube and Chevys Fresh Mex,  Dr. Stephanie Reynolds, trustee, Beauty Foundation for Cancer Care, and Victor Russomanno, area director, Quaker Steak & Lube and Chevys Fresh Mex.

OCEAN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE TOY DRIVE UNDERWAY

OCEAN COUNTY officials are hoping to make this holiday season the most wonderful time of the year for everyone and are asking for your help.

“We are encouraging our citizens to help those less fortunate by participating in the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Annual Toy Drive,” said Ocean County Freeholder John P. Kelly, Director of Law and Public Safety. “This drive has helped hundreds of families and children in past years and we want to do the same in 2017.

“With this annual toy drive, under the direction of Sheriff Michael Mastronardy, we have the opportunity to help bring a little holiday happiness into the lives of families that may be going through a difficult time,” Kelly said. Continue reading OCEAN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE TOY DRIVE UNDERWAY

Christkindlmarkt Old Time Holiday Craft Market

Christkindlmarkt Holiday Craft Market
December 1 – 4pm-8pm
December 2 – 10am-5pm
December 3 – 10am-4pm
Christkindlmarkt is a family fun three day event  celebrating the traditions of the season with a Holiday Market and Craft Fair under a huge heated tent and throughout the Seaport buildings. Come jump start your holiday shopping or get in the holiday spirit with a horse drawn wagon ride.

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AC Ballet’s Nutcracker Returns To Atlantic City To Create Holiday Magic

The Atlantic City Ballet will once again bring their spectacular holiday theatrical event to The Circus Maximus Theater. The Nutcracker is a treasured classic that tells the story of a little girl named Clara who is given a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. Embarking on a wondrous journey through the Kingdom of Snow and the Land of Sweets, Clara encounters many unforgettable and timeless characters. Young and old alike will experience the many magical moments, of this beloved holiday ballet. There’s no better way to spend the holidays with family and friends than by
sharing Atlantic City Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker. Don’t miss this opportunity to see this holiday classic. It is a night too magical to miss!!!!! This year’s production in Atlantic City is being Co-presented by Docks Oyster House. Continue reading AC Ballet’s Nutcracker Returns To Atlantic City To Create Holiday Magic

Breakfast With Buster Food & Toy Drive on December 9th

The 18th annual Breakfast With Buster Holiday Food & Toy Drive returns to FirstEnergy Park on Saturday, December 9th from 9 am – 11 am. This year’s event is presented by Rosko’s Bagels in Jackson.
Once again, Buster will be joined by his holiday friend, Santa Claus, at the event, which is free to the public. The BlueClaws ask that those in attendance bring unwrapped toys and/or non-perishable food with all donations benefiting the Salvation Army of Ocean County.

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