Category Archives: Whiting

Crestwood Artist Guild Annual Outdoor Art Show & Sale

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The Crestwood Artists Guild announces its 39th Annual Outdoor Art Show to be held at the Crestwood Market Place (Route 530 & Schoolhouse Road, Whiting NJ) on Saturday June 13, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Rain date if necessary is Sunday, June 14.  Come see our museum quality exhibit and visit with your friends, neighbors and visitors.  We’ll have a “flea market” table offering bargain art supplies, frames, books and magazines.  You may sign up to join our Guild or sit for a portrait during one of our weekly sessions every Friday at Hilltop V Clubhouse.  The Whiting Business Association is donating coffee and muffins, available at the Crestwood Village Sun office in the same Market Place  from 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Bluegrass ‘n’ Berries

Bluegrass ‘n’ Berries Coming June 7th at 3 PM

The annual strawberry festival at Christ Lutheran Church has a new name this year.  Called “Bluegrass ‘n’ Berries”, it features the Piney Hollow Drifters, an acclaimed bluegrass band, as entertainment.  Since their top-tapping music makes you want to get up and move with the beat, you’re invited to do just that on the dance floor that’s ready for your fancy footwork.

Also new this year are the door prizes donated by talented congregation members.  After the Drifters play their final notes, emcee Cliff Korradi, whose signature is fun-loving commentary, will preside over the drawing for the prizes.  All you need to enter the drawing is your ticket stub.

Of course, one thing hasn’t changed, and that’s the strawberry dessert which concludes this gala afternoon.  The terrific kitchen crew knows how to put all the ingredients together for a wonderful and delicious finale.

A ticket costs $8 for an adult or $5 for a child under twelve.  You can purchase tickets between Sunday worship services during May and from Karin Holldorf, secretary, in the church office during the week.  The phone number of the church office is (732) 350-0090.   The church is located at 40 Schoolhouse Rd. in Whiting.

1st Annual Summer Classic Bowling Tournament

  • Stephen’s Episcopal Church – Whiting, NJ, is proud to announce and host its 1st Annual Summer Classic Bowling Tournament! There are cash prizes, trophies, and medals up for grabs for the adults, and kids can be awarded medals! The top three adults from the Men’s and Women’s Divisions will be guaranteed to cash based on prize money returned 100%. Bowlers who make the top five will advance to a stepladder playoff round to determine first, second, and third place. Everyone will be awarded a commemorative certificate as a remembrance of participation in the tournament.


  • DATE: The tournament will be held on Saturday, July 11th, 2015. Registration is at 9 am, and the tournament will commence at 10 am.


  • COST: The entry fee per bowler is $25.00 for Adults and $20.00 for kids 18 and under which covers bowling for the day. Part of the proceeds to benefit St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.


  • WHERE: The tournament will be held at Lakewood Lanes, home of Finnigan’s Restaurant located at 101 Locust St. – Lakewood, NJ. The bowling center features 36 lanes, arcade, snack bar, and a pro shop.


  • For an entry form and for further information please contact the Tournament Director – William H. Bodine III @ 732-814-6683, by fax @ 732-408-5741, or by e-mail at


  • You can also stop by the bowling center to pick up a form.


  • We look forward to your participation and hope to see you at our tournament! Relax, enjoy, and have fun with your tournament experience!!!

20th Annual Blessings of the Bikes

Father Paul welcomes you to join us for our 20th Blessing of the Bikes! It will take place May 3th, 2015, 12 PM to 4 PM. St. Stephen’s Church, 180 Rt. 539, Whiting is the place!

Bikes will be blessed at 2 PM (sharp!!) by Father Paul Van Sant. A special visit is expected by our Bishop, The Rt. Reverend William H. Stokes. He will bless the bikes with Father Paul!

Tickets for the event are $20 if purchased in advance and $25 at the door. There will be no charge for children under 10. The proceeds of the event will benefit St. Stephen’s Ministries. Included in the price of the ticket is a barbecue, non-alcoholic beverages, activities, trophies & more!! Live music will be provided by Sweet Revenge!

For information on where to purchase tickets & directions call the church at: 732-350-2121 (Mon. – Thurs. 10AM to 2PM) or e-mail us at

We certainly hope everyone will come out and enjoy this exciting milestone with us! Last year it was a wonderful success and we hope more will come out and join us this year!!

Whiting Station Annual Fair

Come on board and join us at Whiting Station’s Annual Whistle Stop Fair and Flea Market on April 25th. It will be held in our community’s club house located at 323 Gardenia Road. Door will open at 8:30 AM to approximately 1:30 PM.

The largest area of the clubhouse will contain items donated by our residents, such as: jewelry, dishware, lamps, collectibles, antiques, books and other household items. Once again, we will have our very popular “dollar store” section and the delicious bakery table where you can pick up some fabulous homemade treats. You might come out and be a lucky winner of one the many door prizes drawn throughout the day.

Outside vendors will also be featured selling a variety of items. If you are interested in renting a table please contact Chris Wood at 732-600-6143.

Bring a friend or two and have a great time at our Whistle Stop Fair.

We look forward to seeing all of you on APRIL 25TH.


An Invitation From The Crestwood Artists Guild

We invite you to join us for the opportunity to meet us and view a display of our work.  Tea, coffee and refreshments will be served on Friday, April 10 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM in Village V Clubhouse, 325 Schoolhouse Rd.  See what we have to offer and find out how it can fit into your artistic plans.  Maybe you always said something like “when I retire I’m going to learn how to paint”.  We can help you get started on living that dream.  Maybe you just want to see a really great art exhibit – this is the exact time and place for it.  All that and a hot “cuppa” and a snack.  Best way to spend a Friday morning.  See you then!

$3,000 Bingo

The Whiting Fire Company is having a $3,000 Bingo on Sunday April 12, 2015 at the Whiting Fire House 120 Lacey Road, Whiting. Tickets are $40.00 each which includes all except 50/50 specials. Must sell 100 tickets or money will be refunded. Doors will open at 3:00 pm and calling will start at 5:00 pm. Kitchen will be open for dinner. Tickets will be on sale every Wednesday night from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Email for ticket sales.

Flea Market at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

Are you doing Spring Cleaning?! Are you finding odds and ends you might want to sell? St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 180 Rt. 539, Whiting, is holding an Indoor Flea Market from 9:00am to 1:00 pm on Saturday April 25! Tables are available for rent at a cost of $10.00. The Kitchen Café will be open with lunch and snacks available for purchase.

Come join in the fun and get a jumpstart on that spring cleaning!  For information or to reserve a table – call JoAnn Smithson at 609-  268-0821 or the Church Office at 732-350-2121 by March 31.


Mary Barbes Named Director of Nursing for Brick Office of Preferred

Mary Barbes, Whiting, N.J., has been named the director of nursing of the Brick Township office of Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services (PHHC), with headquarters in Eatontown. As the director of nursing, Barbes is responsible for directing the staff and clinical supervisors, overseeing patient care services in the home, and making sure all services are coordinated.

Prior to joining PHHC, Barbes was the director of nursing at Carousel Home Care, Freehold, where she handled the day-to-day operations and supervised a team of clinical and nonclinical health care professionals.

Barbes holds an Associates of Science degree in nursing (1994) from Ocean County College, Toms River. She earned a B.S. (2010) and an nursing (2012) from Kean University, Union, N.J.

Barbes is certified in ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support), BCLS (Basic Cardiac Life Support), and EKG interpretation.  She is a member of the American Nursing Association (A.N.A.) and is a member of the Staffing Committee of Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, Lakewood, N.J.

For more information about Mary Barbes or PHHC, contact Lisa Gallicchio, director of community relations, at 732-443-8100.

About Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services:

Since 1987, Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services (PHHC), 45 Main Street, Eatontown, N.J., has provided a wide range of medical and non-medical home health care services from pediatric to geriatric care throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. PHHC is accredited by CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Program), an accrediting organization for the home health care industry.


Preferred works collaboratively with physicians, hospitals, nursing homes and facilities to ensure a smooth transition to one’s home. In-house services include skilled nursing care for infants, children, adults, and seniors; personal care services, including bathing, grooming, dressing, feeding, etc.; private duty nursing services; and at-home physical therapy, among others. All of the care can be provided in-house and is coordinated by registered nurses, with clinical supervision available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Visit Preferred at for more information.

Resident Club Village 5 Flea Market

  March 21  from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm
Well, here we are the first day of spring. We made it ! To Celebrate, come down to Village 5 flea market and see what you have been missing. We have over 50 friendly vendors. Come on in and check out our great bargains.
If you just want to catch up with your friends, stop by our kitchen for breakfast or lunch. Hope to see you here at 325 Schoolhouse Rd, Whiting, NJ 08759 on every third Saturday o the month. Our next one will be March 21st from  8:30 am to 1:00 pm. To reserve a table call Barbara @ 732-991-6099in