Category Archives: Whiting


The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office has collected and destroyed over 23,000 pounds of various prescriptions and drugs over the last three years.
Hoping to encourage everyone to properly dispose of all outdated and unused medications, the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders is joining the effort by proclaiming May 2 as “Ocean County Prescription Take-Back Day.” Continue reading FREEHOLDERS PROCLAIM MAY 2 AS PRESCRIPTION TAKE-BACK DAY DROP-OFF EVENT AT HOLIDAY CITY CLUBHOUSE


OCEAN COUNTY seniors are encouraged to attend informational seminars to learn more about 2017 changes to Medicare plans and how it may affect their individual health benefits and coverage.

“The Ocean County Office of Senior Services will be providing assistance to our seniors who may have questions about changes to Medicare or who need to make plan changes,” said Ocean County Freeholder Joseph H. Vicari, who serves as liaison to Senior Services.  “The more information our seniors and their caregivers have the more informed choices they can make when it comes to Medicare and Medicare Part D.” Continue reading OCEAN COUNTY SCHEDULES MEDICARE SEMINARS; SENIORS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND

Celebrate Manchester Day Summer Concert Series Begins

Manchester Township officials and its Recreation Department are inviting the public to celebrate Manchester Day and the start of its summer concert series, Saturday, June 25, 2016, beginning at noon at the Harry Wright Lake, 1501 Lake Road, Whiting, NJ 08759. Parking is free.  The rain date is June 26.  Continue reading Celebrate Manchester Day Summer Concert Series Begins

Ragtime ‘n’ Berries Coming June 5th at 3 PM

The annual strawberry festival at Christ Lutheran Church, to be held June 5th,  has a new theme this year.  Called “Ragtime ‘n’ Berries”, it features entertainment from Fred Lehotay and the Ragtimers,  the acclaimed band with a reputation for upbeat music.  Their top-tapping tunes are sure to bring a smile to your face and put a bounce in your steps. Continue reading Ragtime ‘n’ Berries Coming June 5th at 3 PM

Take Control of Your Health Workshop

Take Control of Your Health Workshop developed by Stanford University is designed for adults with chronic diseases such as arthritis, diabetes, depression, heart disease, high blood pressure, lung disease, or other ongoing health conditions. It will help you gain self-confidence in your ability to control your symptoms and acquire skills to better manage your health. Continue reading Take Control of Your Health Workshop

Cell Phones for Soldiers

Nancy Seibert has been collecting for “Cell Phones for Soldiers” since 2006. She has combined forces with the Berkeley based, “Support the Troops” project and Lloyd Mullikin, who has been sending packages oversea since 2004. Over the past five years these projects have worked closely together collecting phones, and mailing packages which include the calling cards to our troops overseas.

Cell phones are collected in any condition and sent to a recycler.  The profits from the recycling are sent to the organization headquarters in Massachusetts to purchase 60-minute calling cards for our troops overseas so that they may keep in contact with their families during their deployment.

To date, there have been over 15,000 phones collected and over 54,000 free 60-minute calling cards donated through thru our efforts to date.  We have various drop sites throughout the area so that donors can drop their phones in them and then we collect them from the sites for recycling. Continue reading Cell Phones for Soldiers

Community Reformed Church News

July 12, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. – For the second year in a row, Community Reformed Church is looking forward to welcoming the Pineland Symphonic Band for an exciting afternoon concert which we have dubbed, “The Philharmonic in the Woods.”  Sponsored by our Church Arts Council, It has become a summertime tradition for us to have this wonderful live instrumental music right in the comfort of our “living room,” without the bugs, mosquitoes, and traffic jams that sometimes come along with summer concerts.  Band director Jack Milkowitz has planned the music for the 2015 season with a mix of music for all tastes, (kids of all ages will enjoy the“Shrek” and “Wizard of Oz” selections), ending with the patriotic music we love anytime but certainly in July.  Note:  We do not sell tickets but there will be a free will offering. community reformed church

And speaking of music … at our worship service on April 19th, we welcomed our new music ministry team, Gwynneth and Bob Mahns.  Under their inspired leadership, we continue to celebrate the joy of spiritually uplifting music, vocally in Choir and congregation, as well as instrumentally.  Most recently (May 31) under Bob’s gifted direction, the newly formed Chimes Choir along with our French horn soloist made their debut in our sanctuary.  As they play together, Gwynneth’s lyrical piano and Bob’s gifts on the organ continue to surprise and delight us musically in weekly Sunday worship.    We look forward to their continued direction as we  raise our voices and instruments in praise of “He who was and is to come.” (Revelation 4:8)

If you have no church home in the community, you are invited to worship with our friendly congregation and to hear the Good News of the Gospel l proclaimed in word and music.  Church outreach continues with Community Nutrition Support, the Food Pantry, Caregivers and the Clothes Tree.  For more information about any of our programs, please call the church office at 732-350-0232.  Information about the church can also be obtained online at:

Additional Dates For Household Hazardous Waste Collection Announced

Five additional dates have been added to Ocean County’s 2015 Household Hazardous Waste Collection schedule.

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“Ocean County residents will now have more opportunities to rid their homes of a host of household products that could be a danger if not disposed of properly,” said Freeholder James F. Lacey, who serves as liaison to the county’s recycling program. “The collection program will run monthly until October.”

Earlier this year, the county announced the first three collection dates. More than 229 residents registered for the April collection in Lakewood.

The next collections are scheduled for May 30 at the Berkeley Township Public Works Garage, 630 Pinewald-Keswick Road, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and, on June 6, the Stafford Township Public Works Garage will be the collection site at 320 Haywood Road, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

While the program is free registration is required. To register for the Berkeley Township site call 732-506-5047 and for Stafford Township call 609-978-0913.

 In addition, collections will be held at the Toms River Township Public Works Garage, 1672 Church Road, on June 27; the Manchester Township Public Works Garage, 1360 Route 70, on July 25; the Jackson Township Municipal Building, 95 West Veterans Highway, on Aug. 22; Long Beach Township Public Works Garage, 7910 Long Beach Boulevard, Beach Haven Crest, on Sept. 19 and Point Pleasant Municipal Building, 2233 Bridge Ave., on Oct. 24. The collection time for each location is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To register for Toms River and Manchester townships, call 732-506-5047; for Jackson Township and Point Pleasant call 732-367-0802, and for Long Beach Township call 609-978-0913.

“We have scheduled monthly collection dates to increase the convenience of the program,” Lacey said. “Giving our residents the ability to dispose of household hazardous waste monthly throughout most of the year has provided easier access.”

Last year, more than 284,000 pounds of household hazardous waste was collected and disposed of safely. The cost of the collection was $107,183.

“This program has made disposing of household hazardous waste like cleaning products and pool chemicals much easier,” said Freeholder Director John C. Bartlett Jr.  “It provides benefits to our citizens, our towns and our environment.”

Ocean County awarded a contract to Clean Venture, Elizabeth, at a cost of about 40 cents a pound to perform the collections.

Residents can drop off a maximum of 200 pounds of dry material and 20 gallons of liquid. No containers over five gallons will be accepted.

Materials accepted at the collection sites are: paints, thinners, boat paints, solvents, pool chemicals, pesticides and herbicides, aerosol cans, auto products, toilet and drain cleaners, silver polishes, oven cleaners, photographic chemicals, rug and upholstery cleaners, polishes and bleaches, waste oil and used gasoline.

Lacey noted municipal recycling centers and the county’s recycling centers allow for drop off of a host of materials including used paint, motor oil and car batteries.

“Our residents should check with us or their local recycling center to determine what is accepted so items do not have to take up space in their garage or basements,” Lacey said.

More information on County recycling programs can be found on the County website at or by calling 1-800-55-RECYCLE.

Cedar Glen Lakes To Hold Annual Art Show

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The Cedar Glen Lakes Art Workshop will hold its Annual Art Show on Sunday, June 21, 2015.  The event, “Arts in the Glen”, will take place at Lakeside Hall, Michigan Ave., Whiting from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.   Works in almost all media will be displayed.  A popular feature – the Community Painting Corner – invites all attending to take paintbrush in hand and add to the big painting on the Workshop’s easel.  A raffle will be held and the lucky winner will take home the Community Painting completed at the last show.  Refreshments and fellowship are the order of the day.  For more information contact Gerri Richards 732-350-0997.