Category Archives: Ocean County

Lacey Township Memorial Day Parade 2017

Lacey Township Veteran’s Commission is sponsoring Memorial Parade on Monday, May 29, 2017 at 10:00 am.

The parade begins at the Lacey United Methodist Church located at 203 Lacey Road, heads west along Lacey Road, and ends at the

Lacey Township Municipal Building.

Please join us at 11:00 AM for the Memorial Service which will be held at the Veterans Memorial Monument in Bicentennial Park on Lacey Road.


Recently recognized as one of the 10 best insect zoos in the nation, Insectropolis, a bugseum at 1761 Route 9 in Toms River offers a great indoor environment to learn about insects and bugs from beetles to tarantulas. Whether static displays or the real thing, the insect zoo attracts Ocean County residents and visitors from a variety of places. The bugseum, opened from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday most of the year and with Mondays added in the summer months, offers a combination of fun and education for all ages. Ocean County Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari recently was provided a tour of the facility by owner Chris Koerner prior to presenting Koerner and staff members with a Certificate of Recognition from the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders. In an article in USA Today Insectropolis takes its place in the top 10 among national museums and other insect zoos across the country. Pictured from left to right are: Gaby Pintauro, insect handler, Diane Redzinak, manager, Chris Koerner, director of operations, Freeholder Vicari, Valerie Redzinak, manager, and Mario Cunha, insect handler.



50th Annual Commencement Ceremony at Ocean County College

One thousand four hundred and ninety-nine (1,499)* students are candidates for associate degrees at Ocean County College’s 50th Annual Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, May 25 at 6:00 p.m., held on OCC’s Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, NJ.  Following the ceremony, OCC will host a cookie reception on the College Mall for graduates, friends, and family.

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Beach Badges/Swim Lessons on Sale

The Lacey Township Recreation Department is selling beach badges for our lakes. Our picturesque lakes provide a serene backdrop for a day of fun in the sun. We currently have three different locations that will be open for beach bathing, Bamber Lake, Cedar Creek Beach, & Lake Barnegat.  The Lacey Township Beach Patrol will begin Saturday, June 17th and will be on site daily from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Beach badges are currently on sale and can be purchased at the Lacey Recreation Office Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM and Saturdays, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM during the months of June and July.  Beach badges are $5.00 each and are required for ages five (5) years and over.  Children under the age of five (5) are free. Continue reading Beach Badges/Swim Lessons on Sale


From herbs to freshly picked strawberries and vegetables, to a selection of wines, bakery goods, and flowering plants to pierogis and creative spice blends, just to name a few, are all featured at the Downtown Toms River Farmers’ Market which has a new location. Still located in Downtown Toms River, the market has moved to the Ocean County Parking Garage Lawn along Hadley Avenue between Washington Street and Madison Avenue.  Ocean County Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari and Freeholder Virginia E. Haines welcomed the market at its opening on May 24 cutting a ceremonial ribbon with Alizar N. Zorojew, Executive Director of Downtown Toms River, and Noelle Latano, Executive Director, Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce. The market runs every Wednesday from May 24th to Nov. 15th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (May through October) and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesdays in November. There will be a special Thanksgiving market on Monday, Nov. 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The public is encouraged to come out and enjoy Jersey Fresh and support your local New Jersey vendors. Continue reading OPENING DAY – OCEAN COUNTY WELCOMES FARMERS MARKET

Painting the Town Red, White, and Blue

The Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with the Toms River Business Improvement District to honor our military in a big way – 30” x 60”, in fact.  Noelle Carino, CEO of the GTRCC, and Nick Zorojew, Executive Director of the Toms River BID have a lot of things in common:  the both want Toms River to thrive, they love art, and they are committed to our military.  So when the idea of a banner tribute program crossed their desks, it was an easy decision.

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Ocean County Library Launches Laptop Lending Program

The Ocean County Library’s Brick Branch is now offering an in-house laptop lending program.

“Keeping pace with the rapid technology changes and needs of the community is essential in providing the level of service that our customers have come to expect from the Ocean County Library,” states Dave Evans, Manager of the Ocean County Library’s Technology Department. Continue reading Ocean County Library Launches Laptop Lending Program


Ocean County College presented 51 awards, totaling more than $63,650 to 77 outstanding students at its 50th Annual Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, May 24, at 7:00 p.m. in the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts, on the Ocean County College Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, NJ.

The Awards Ceremony will be re-broadcast on Ocean TV 20 via Comcast of Toms River and Long Beach Island Channel 20 and Verizon FiOS of Northern Ocean County Channel 24 on Thursday,May 25 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, May 27 at 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, May 28 at 3:00 p.m.; and Monday, May 29 at 4:00 p.m. The ceremony will also be broadcast on the College’s website,, with video remaining available for online viewing for several weeks. Continue reading OUTSTANDING STUDENTS HONORED AT OCC AWARDS CEREMONY