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Stockton publishes Ventnor woman’s story from WWII Germany to Atlantic City

Anna Rosenberg, 72, of Ventnor, was not directly a victim of the Holocaust, but her life represents the hardships ordinary people in Germany  faced after World War II.

That story is now a book, “A Hard Life Leavened with Love” published through the Writing as Witness Program at the Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center at Stockton University. Continue reading Stockton publishes Ventnor woman’s story from WWII Germany to Atlantic City

FRESH AIR HOST FAMILIES AND CHILDREN IN OCEAN COUNTY CELEBRATED HOST SISTER SAMANTHA’S 9TH BIRTHDAY PARTY

The Fresh Air Fund’s Ocean County host family, Kelly Hennessy and Matthew Matey’s family, held a summer birthday party for their daughter, Samantha, while their Fresh Air child, Journee, was visiting. The invite was extended to all local host families and Fresh Air children and the birthday party took place at their home in Manahawkin on Saturday, July 15th. Samantha asked for monetary donations for The Fresh Air Fund instead of gifts, and she raised $450 for The Fund! Fresh Air children and their host families enjoyed the Party Crasher Gaming Truck, inflatable play houses, entertainment, and of course birthday cake! This summer, thousands of children will enjoy a summer outside of the city with volunteer host families in suburban, rural and small town communities along the East Coast and Southern Canada through The Fresh Air Fund’s Friendly Towns Program.

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Roads to Be Repaved in the Lakewood Industrial Park

The Lakewood Industrial Commission (LIC) with the cooperation of the Township Committee is repaving several roads in the Lakewood Industrial Park through an arrangement with the Ocean County Road Department. With this arrangement, Ocean County makes road projects available, using their resources, at a lower cost than it would have been otherwise.  As a result, the Lakewood Industrial Commission is funding the repaving and receiving work from the Ocean County Road Department at a significantly lower expense.  Continue reading Roads to Be Repaved in the Lakewood Industrial Park

Stockton signs agreement with Panama to train teachers in bilingual initiative

Stockton University has been approved by the Panamanian Ministry of Education to offer training to teachers from Panama as part of the government’s Bilingue Initiative.

The University has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Universidad Latina de Panama to expand opportunities for Stockton students to study in Panama.

The Panama Bilingue initiative is a national effort to improve public education and economic development in the country by increasing the English language fluency of its citizens. Continue reading Stockton signs agreement with Panama to train teachers in bilingual initiative

Ocean County Soil Conservation District and Partners Awarded Grant Funding to Support Urban Agriculture Conservation Initiative in Lakewood Township

Ocean County Soil Conservation District (OSCSD) is pleased to announce an award of $50K in grant funding from National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). These funds will support our “Urban Agriculture Conservation Initiative”, a project developed
in partnership with Georgian Court University, Lakewood Township, Brick Township Municipal Utilities Authority, Barnegat Bay Partnership, and New Jersey Agricultural Society. An Urban Agricultural Advisory Committee consisting of all partners, as well as Fulfill (previously Monmouth-Ocean Food Bank), Lakewood
High School, and New Jersey Farm Bureau, has been established. The Committee will utilize the knowledge and skills of partners in their areas of expertise to provide strategic advice and planning towards accomplishment of our goals:

Continue reading Ocean County Soil Conservation District and Partners Awarded Grant Funding to Support Urban Agriculture Conservation Initiative in Lakewood Township

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 athttp://www.active.com/donate/OOL100milerun.

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Stockton Hosting 62 girls at Annual Tech Trek STEM Camp

Sixty-two eighth grade girls from throughout New Jersey will immerse themselves in science experiments and meet women working in science and technology fields at the third annual Tech Trek camp from July 16-22.

The camp is  co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women and Stockton University and is designed to interest girls in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math.  Students are recommended by their schools to participate and the majority of the camp is funded by grants and donations. Continue reading Stockton Hosting 62 girls at Annual Tech Trek STEM Camp

DO SOME RESEARCH BEFORE MAKING THAT CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTION

High pressure tactics, emotional appeals, and mail solicitations bordering on harassment are all part of the well thought out schemes by fake charities looking to fleece you out of your hard-earned cash.

But, with a little bit of research and familiarization of a non-profit you might be considering making a contribution to, your charitable contributions will get into the right hands where it will do the most good.

“The Ocean County Department of Consumer Affairs is working to make sure our citizens do not get ripped off by unscrupulous scam artists looking to make a buck on the backs of legitimate charities,” said Ocean County Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari, who is chairman of Consumer Affairs for Ocean County. “Consumer Affairs staff is available to help answer questions on scams and whether a charity is legitimate.”        Continue reading DO SOME RESEARCH BEFORE MAKING THAT CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTION

OCEAN COUNTY LIBRARY UNVEILS NEW WEBSITE

Looking to learn a new language? Interested in reading the newest version of Bon Appetit or Car and Driver magazine? Or maybe it’s time to spruce up that resume. Just grab your library card and visit the Ocean County Library’s new website which offers endless possibilities for information and learning experiences all at your fingertips.

“The Ocean County Library continues to be a key resource for information of all kinds for our residents and visitors,” said Ocean County Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari, who serves as liaison to the 21 branches of the library. “This new website provides our library cardholders with an opportunity to access helpful resources along with books for leisurely reading.

“It’s easy to navigate and I know it will be very popular,” he said. “And the best news is the cost – the information is free.” Continue reading OCEAN COUNTY LIBRARY UNVEILS NEW WEBSITE

Give Blood, Get Mets Tickets

New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS), a division of New York Blood Center (NYBC) is asking local residents to donate blood at Ocean County Mall, 1201 Hooper Avenue, on Friday, July 21 from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. The drive will be held in the JC Penney corridor.

It will be a fun day with refreshments and each donor will receive a voucher for a pair of 2017 Mets tickets as a thank you.  Team up and save three lives by giving blood as the red cells, plasma and platelets can each help a different patient.

Blood donors are greatly needed now as NYBC has declared a blood emergency with less than a 3 day supply of some blood types. Donations tend to be lowest during the summer months as many travel on vacation.  Also, donations from high schools and colleges, which account for 25% of regional blood collection, decrease when schools close for the summer. Continue reading Give Blood, Get Mets Tickets