Category Archives: Toms River


The 18th Annual Holiday Job Fair will be coming to the Ocean County Mall on Saturday, Sept. 23.

Co-sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the job fair is scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. in the Center Court of the Ocean County Mall.

“Businesses start preparing for the holiday season early,” said Ocean County Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari, who is also liaison to the Ocean County Workforce Development Board. “The job fair not only helps out retailers, but it is a great resource for individuals looking for a job.” Continue reading ANNUAL HOLIDAY JOB FAIR TO COME TO THE OCEAN COUNTY MALL

SUP the River 2017

If you’re looking to kick off the day with a splash, there’s no better place to start than at SUP the River with our friends at the Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce! Starting at 7:30 am at the Toms River Country Club, paddlers can look forward to sprints, 2 miles or 6 miles of healthy competition on the water.

Paddle boarding not your thing? Enjoy a front row view of the race during a networking breakfast on the River Lady! If you’ve ever wanted to network with our Director of Distraction Miles now’s your chance – he’ll be on the boat with Anthony and Olivia cheering on Adam and Connor at the race. Registration is still available for both events – save your space before this ship sails!

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Résonances boréales – Northern Vibes shows how classical music can take on an unusual form when it kicks off the classical series at the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College for the 2017-2018 season. Performances take place on the OCC Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, NJ.

Résonances boréales – Northern Vibes: Wednesday, October 4, 2:00 p.m., and Friday, October 6, 7:30 p.m., $20. Light Refreshments will be served. Location: Novins Planetarium. This unique classical concert takes the form of a multimedia projection in the planetarium. With an upright piano anchored to the rock of the Canadian Shield, Roman Zavada created new piano compositions inspired by the aurora borealis of the Northwest Territories. Zavada then returned to the scene of his creation to capture with his video team the northern lights in 360 degrees and in real time. Acclaimed by critics and the public for its beauty and originality, this outstanding 360 degree piano performance immerses the audience above the 60th parallel deep into the heart of the northern spirit.



From raising awareness through programs on sexual assault to recognizing the many contributions of women throughout history, the Ocean County Advisory Commission on the Status of Women turns 40 this year.

“For four decades, the Women’s Commission has opened doors for women who look for helpful resources,” said Ocean County Freeholder Virginia E. Haines, who serves as liaison to the commission. “The Commission has expanded over the years to help women meet the challenges they face personally and professionally.”

In recognition of its 40th anniversary, the Advisory Commission is hosting a celebration to honor the past and present commissioners, advocates, and partners who work to advance the status of women and their families in Ocean County. Continue reading OCEAN COUNTY ADVISORY COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN CELEBRATES 40 YEARS

Free Cardiac and Concussion Screenings Offered for Children Five Years and Older

The Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes will provide free cardiac and concussion screenings to children ages five and older on Saturday, October 14 from 8 am to noon at Community Medical Center in Toms River.

Free concussion screenings are for children 5to 18 years old and cardiac screenings are offered for children 6 to 18 years of age. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. To register for the screening and to schedule an appointment time, please email

When preliminary testing to identify serious cardiac problems is provided to young athletes, sudden cardiac arrest and tragic deaths may be avoided. Ninety percent of sudden cardiac deaths in young athletes occur during or after athletic activities and hidden heart conditions are often the cause. This cardiac screening will help to identify children, age six to 18 years of age, who may require further testing or intervention.

The concussion baseline screening is for children, ages five to 18 years old. Having a concussion baseline study (ImPACT) can help identify issues in the future. Children five to 11 will be tested on an iPad which is much more game-like and makes the testing fun. If a child is believed to have suffered a head injury, this screening test may be used to evaluate the severity of the head injury and determine when it is safe to return to normal activities.

The screenings are being offered at Community Medical Center in collaboration with the Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes, both part of RWJBarnabas Health. The Morahan Center provides education, evaluation and assessment of sports injury and sports-related cardiac and concussion screenings.

Screenings are free of charge and a parent or guardian is asked to be present.

Before finding his true athletic calling on the links, Matthew participated in little league, recreational football, and swimming. In addition to becoming a golfer, Matthew went on to be an enthusiastic sports viewer as well as a devoted runner. To ensure child athletes can safely enjoy the same experiences Matthew did, his family and friends helped to create the Matthew J. Morahan III Memorial Health Assessment Center for Athletes. Young athletes can be screened for otherwise undetectable brain and heart conditions at minimal or no cost. For more information about the Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes, please visit our website at or call 973.322.7913.


About Community Medical Center:
Opened in 1961, Community Medical Center (CMC) is a fully accredited acute care hospital and offers a comprehensive array of services including advanced cancer care, sophisticated neurology and neurosurgery services including a neuro-interventional lab with a bi-plane, a level 3 Epilepsy Program, and cardiac care featuring three cardiac catheterization labs. CMC’s surgical service features the latest generation daVinci Si robotic surgical platform, the only program in Ocean County. The hospital’s commitment to technology is evidenced by access to advanced radiologic technology and one of the most sophisticated linear accelerators used for radiation therapy and a CyberKnife for treating inoperable tumors. As one of the area’s most trusted providers of maternal and children’s services, superior obstetric care, a Level 2 special care nursery with 24/7 on site neonatologists for newborns requiring special care, a dedicated pediatric unit and a pediatrician in the Emergency Department are provided.


¡CANINO!  Pioneers. Trailblazers. Those who dare come in all shapes and sizes. On Wednesday, October 18, the Center for Access & Equality and the Athletics Department at Ocean County College will sponsor Meet Women’s World Boxing Champions Bonnie Canino & Yvonne Reis! All events take place on Ocean County College’s Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, NJ. Admission: Free and open to the public. Continue reading MEET WOMEN’S WORLD BOXING CHAMPIONS AT OCEAN COUNTY COLLEGE

STAR TREK Celebration Beams Down To Toms River Library Saturday, Sept. 23

The crew of the USS Challenger, a chapter of STARFLEET: The International STAR TREK Fan Association will host a “Star Trek Celebration” from 11 am to 4 pm, Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Toms River branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St. Toms River.

Star Trek fans have a lot to celebrate. This year marks the 30th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation which premiered on Sept. 28, 1987. The syndicated series captivated a whole new generation of Star Trek fans. It led to three Star Trek spinoffs including, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise. The cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation also appeared in four feature length films following its seven season run. Continue reading STAR TREK Celebration Beams Down To Toms River Library Saturday, Sept. 23


Enjoy a celestial experience at the Robert J. Novins Planetarium (Bldg #13) on the Ocean County College Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, NJ.  Please park in Parking Lot #2.  Enjoy a variety of laser, kids, and sky shows!


Sat, Oct 7142128 at 8:30pm; Mon, Oct 9, and Sat, Oct 2128 at 2pm – Laser Fright Light (Ages 10 & over) Looking for a unique way to send chills up your spine? Your favorite Halloween hits are set to haunting lasers! Playlist: “Attack of the Radioactive Hamsters,” “Godzilla,” “Boris the Spider,” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” “Dead Man’s Party,” “Devil Went Down to Georgia,” “Frankenstein,” “Feed My Frankenstein,” “Iron Man,” “Men In Black,” “Monster Mash,” “Purple People Eater,” “Re: Your Brains,” “Thriller,” and a Horror Movie Theme Medley: Halloween,InsidiousJawsNosferatu, and Psycho.


Barnegat Bay Partnership REdonates funds to Texas National Estuary Programs

The Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 2nd Annual SUP the River 2017 fundraiser on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at the Toms River Country Club.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Barnegat Bay Partnership* at Ocean County College. Continue reading Barnegat Bay Partnership REdonates funds to Texas National Estuary Programs


Ocean County officials will mark the 16th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001 by laying wreaths at the county’s September 11 Memorial monument on Hooper Avenue, Toms River.

Ocean County Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari will be joined by Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato at 8:30 a.m., Monday, Sept. 11, in placing wreaths at the September 11 Memorial and at the nearby monument recognizing the military personnel from Ocean County that have died during the ongoing War on Terror.  The monuments are located in the courtyard between 119 and 129 Hooper Ave., here.

“We remember the thousands of victims of the terrorist attacks on American soil in New York City, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania,” Vicari said. “We remember our 19 residents from the County and all those who had connections to Ocean County that were lost that day. It was a day in our history that we will never forget.

“We also recognize the work of the emergency responders and we deeply appreciate the efforts of all those who worked tirelessly to help save lives and in the aftermath of the attacks,” Vicari said.

The public is invited to attend.