Farrah Pileggi's Blog Posts

Beware Of Dangerous Rip Currents

Identify a rip tide.  Exit shallow water if you feel a rip current. Remain calm.  Call for help if you are a poor swimmer.  Swim parallel to shore to escape the current. 

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Lots Of Vegan Options On Long Beach Island Summer 2017

Although Living on the Veg will always be my favorite when it comes to plant-based breakfast & lunch options, there are a few new eateries in town that offer plenty of plant-based vegan options!;

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Surflight Theatre To Reopen In Beach Haven Long Beach Island NJ

The Surflight Theatre announced it will reopen this summer on Long Beach Island after being shut down for two years.The theater is slated to open on June 23, according to a release on its

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Why You Should Build Your New Home At The Jersey Shore

There is an ongoing building boom along the shore resort islands of New Jersey, as more and more people spend more and more money to get close to the ocean.Builders League of South Jersey Vice

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Be Safe While Driving At The Jersey Shore

Winter is upon us! Careful driving on Jersey Shore roads this year. A few tips for all of us to remember! · Clear off the snow and ice before driving.If snow has fallen since your car

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More Updates For Long Beach Island

The old Route 72 Manahawkin Bay Bridge, which has helped residents and visitors cross over Barnegat Bay to Long Beach Island for many years, is finally going to be rehabilitated. Two lanes of

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Come To Beach Haven For Some Holiday Fun

The summer isn’t the only time of year Beach Haven is thriving with exciting events and festive spirit. The holidays are always a magical occasion in the Queen City as local organizations,

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Four Year Sandyversary

It's been four years since the brutal blunt force of Superstorm Sandy attacked the east coast, devastating homes, lives and beaches  Although we are still recovering, we have come a

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Walk The New Causeway For A Cause

What better way to be the first to walk the new causeway bridge, than doing it for a community-wide cause. This Saturday September 24 is the time to do it. The 7th Annual Bridge Walk 

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Beach Haven Country Line Dance

Put away the flip-flops and dust off those old cowboy boots because it’s time for a hoedown. Though summer may be coming to an end, Long Beach Island is still kicking in the fall. To celebrate the

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New App Helps Cart Beach Gear Over LBI Dunes

Many students in college usually spend their summers in between semesters relaxing by pools, dreading their return to the daily grind of work and stress. But for Gerard Freda and Kyle Graves, soon

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Corvette Show In Beach Haven Sunday June 12th At Schooners Wharf

Looking for something fun to do tomorrow? Come check out the 12th Annual Beach Bums Corvette Show in Beach Haven! Over 150 Corvettes come to be judged at this annual event. From classics to the

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Great Summer Kickoff At The Jersey Shore

The summer season got off to a radiant start on Long Beach Island this Memorial Day Weekend! Beautiful, sunny days tapering off with warm breezes at sunset. The traffic lights are on,

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Beers On Tap In Beach Haven

PA based—Ship Bottom Brewery—is slated to open their new Beach Haven location in June!  With 2100 square feet of space in Bay Village, this local taproom will have flights, growlers and

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OPEN HOUSE 1410 BEACH AVE NORTH BEACH HAVEN NJ Saturday February 13th

1410 Beach Ave in North Beach Haven is a legal duplex with 3 bedrooms/2 baths on each floor! Come and see this renovated top over bottom duplex on Saturday February 13th from 11-1! Long

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Best Month To List Your Home For Sale On Long Beach Island

The two graphs below show the Number of Sales on the South-end and North-end of the island. The stats below portray a  clear pattern of buyer activity.  The first

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November 2015 LBI Stats

November 2015 on Long Beach Island showed steady numbers:Southend LBI25 Single Family Homes closedwith an average sales price of $840,000. These homes closed withing 94% of the list price. The

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Staging Tips To Help Sell Your LBI Home Faster

It goes without saying that in this "Gotta Have It Now" era we live in, people are inundated with more stuff than we know what to do with. As big box discount stores reign supreme-- home we go

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New Coastal Zone A Regulations Dont Mean All Sandy Homes Have To Go Up On Pilings

New Coastal Zone A Regulations Don't Mean All Sandy Homes Have To Go Up On Pilings | Barnegat-Manahawkin, NJ Patch Not all Superstorm Sandy homes that are affected by the state

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Beach Replenishment In Beach Haven And Holgate

The Army Corps of Engineers will begin beach replenishment work in Beach Haven and the Holgate section of Long Beach Township in January. Army Corps and state Department of Environmental

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Plenty To Do At LBI In The Fall

The kids may be going to back to school but don't end your LBI memories just yet... We still have plenty to do on Long Beach Island for the Fall. Stores and restaurants stay open well into

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Six Month Recap Of LBI Sales 2015

Can you believe we are halfway through 2015? 6 Month Re-Cap of LBI Sales 2015: Barnegat Light: 12 Sold! Average Sale Price: $739,833Harvey Cedars: 16 Sold! Average Sale Price: $1,192

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LBI Arts

Are you a lover of the arts? You must check out the LBI Arts & Sciences Foundation in Loveladies! Founded in 1948 to promote the arts and sciences on LBI, the Foundation provides programs for all

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Happenings The First Weekend Of June On Or Around Long Beach Island

June 4-7 Lighthouse International Film Festival: Feature Films, Cocktail Parties, Documentaries, Awards, Special Guests, Q & A's with Filmmakers and so much more. For information and ticket

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Extending Power For Summer On Long Beach Island

The bright orange arms extending farther over Long Beach Boulevard in North Beach are Atlantic City Electric’s answer to the need for more power.“Atlantic City Electric is continually upgrading

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Poetry Readings At LBI Library

People with an interest in composing verse are welcome to attend the next Poet’s Studio on Thursday, April 2, at 1 p.m. at the Long Beach Island branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City.

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Meeting On Manahawkin Bay Bridge Project Set For Monday February 9

The New Jersey Department of Transportation will hold two information sessions next week on the improvements slated for the Causeway bridges than span Route 72 over Manahawkin Bay.The bridges are

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Save The Surflight Theatre

After 65 years, the Surflight Theatre in Beach Haven needs your help! A letter published in The Sandpaper by a chairman on the board of trustees calls for "an urgent campaign to immediately

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Best Wishes This Holiday And In 2015

From my family to yours--Wishing you peace, prosperity, health and great happiness this joyous holiday season and during the year!

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Considering An Investment Home On Long Beach Island

Popular TV shows like Flip This House or Flip or Flop have set off buyers in droves hoping to get their hands on a low priced home, put a few bucks into and make a massive profit. Unfortunately,

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Ocean County Charity Awareness

CONTACT of Ocean & Monmouth Counties, a non-profit, charitable organization, provides trained telephone listeners who respond to human needs 24 hours every day. This volunteer based

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Celebration Of Hope Walk On The Beach Seaside Heights NJ

Hope Sheds Light is a non-profit organization committed to helping the local community understand the disease of addiction.  They are committed to creating awareness, providing resources and

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Painted Poetry Exhibit At The Surf City Library On Long Beach Island

Come and meet local poets and painters at this unique exhibit that blends some of the finest poetry and artwork from the Jersey Shore. Reception: Wednesday, August 20th 6-8 PM at the Ocean

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What Are Tidelands Of The Jersey Shore

Tidelands….riparian rights…grants….             When buying a house on Long Beach Island or the surrounding Jersey Shore area,

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A Tip For Staging Your Long Beach Island Home

It is a fact—a well-staged home will sell faster and at higher percentage to your list price. Wondering why your home at the Jersey Shore is not selling—try this tip. Walk into your master

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Considering A Short Sale Purchase

A client of mine is in the market for a new home and her time frame is less than two months.  After doing some research of her own on Realtor.com, she sent me a few properties that were in

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Ocean Acres Is A Hot Market Right Now

Really thinking about moving closer to the Jersey Shore but not ready to take the leap to one of our gorgeous barrier islands? Ocean Acres provides a valuable opportunity to be close enough

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Do Not Miss This 5K There Are Still Plenty Of Spots Left To Register

A Shore Thing 5K is a run/walk 5K that will benefit local Ocean County charities supported by the Ocean County Board of Realtors Community service committee.  We help charities such as Family

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A Shore Thing 5K

Looking to register for a local 5K in the Ocean County area and also help local charities?  Look no further--A Shore Thing 5K is a run/walk 5K that will benefit local Ocean County

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Dodge Poetry Festival Has The Ultimate Lineup This Year

The Dodge Poetry Festival is one of the quintessential poetry events that must be attended by students and lovers of poetry at least once in their lifetime. The biennial celebration of words and

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Buying A Home Without The Stress And Worry

Whether you are a first-time homebuyer, or purchasing a secondary home on Long Beach Island—the process of buying your dream home comes with a check-list of to-dos you may not be prepared.

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Flood Insurance Deal To Stop Some Rate Hikes For Sandy Victims

President Obama signed into law Friday a rare bipartisan compromise that repeals some of the mandatory flood insurance rate increases ordered in 2012.New Jersey supporters said the changes remove an

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10 Things To Know About Renting On Long Beach Island This Summer

Ah, Long Beach Island--Home to Old Barney, The "Chegg", Fantasy Island--and a most favorite vacation destination! Rentals are booming this year and now is most certainly the time to book your

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Long Beach Island Police Departments Encourage Use Of Bike Registration Program

With warmer weather right around the corner, Long Beach Island police departments are promoting their free bike registration programs. The purpose of the program is to document an owner’s bicycle

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Ship Bottom Catching Surf Taco Wave By Summer

Bringing “a good vibe” along with good food, Surf Taco coastal cuisine is coming to Ship Bottom by summer, at the site of the former Captain John’s Mr. Breakfast, at 1915 Long Beach Blvd. This

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Writer Margaret Thomas Buchholz At Lacey Library

Meet one of Long Beach Island’s most prolific book authors, Margaret Thomas Buchholz, at the Lacey Branch of the Ocean County Library on Monday, March 31 at 7 p.m. Buchholz will be reading from

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Discussion Of Matisse French Fauvism And German Expressionism At Stafford Library

Monday, March 17th at 7 PM at the Stafford Branch of the Ocean County Library. A free art lecture on "Matisse, French Fauvism and German Expressionism: Color Over Mind Instead of Mind Over Matter."

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Greenbriar Oceanaire Homes Sold In February

Greenbriar Oceanaire in Waretown continues to be one of the most coveted active adult communities in Ocean County.  The club house features Caravellas a gourmet restaurant and bar, Grand

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Meatless Monday Couscous With Vegetables And Dried Apricots

Long Beach Island is a winter wonderland today! Gray, snowy days are perfect for warm, comfort food like couscous. Couscous with Vegetables and Dried ApricotsServes 6-8Ingredients: 3 tbsp

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Lace Up Those Sneakers And Sign Up Now For Shamrocks For Sandy

Time to pull out the green tutus, clover antennae and other St. Patrick’s Day regalia for the second annual Shamrocks for Sandy 5K/10K/1-mile Leprechaun Chase, to be held Saturday, March

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No Spring Slowdown For New Home Sales

Single-family new-home sales surged in January to a five-and-a-half-year high, giving the industry new hope that the new-home sector isn't heading for a slowdown this spring after all.New-home sales

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Meatless Monday Shells With Artichokes And Capers

Did you know there are quite a few meatless options on Long Beach Island? Living On The Veg offers a Meatless Monday menu that you can pre-order and have a healthy, delicious dinner waiting for you

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A Taste Of Long Beach Island This Saturday February 15th

Don’t miss this coming weekend’s Science Saturday – Feb. 15 – at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, as Viking Village’s Karter Larsen and culinary teacher Ian Smith

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Not Having A Long Beach Island Real Estate Agent In This Market Can Leave You Adrift In Choppy Seas

According to a 2012 study done by the National Association of Realtors, 90% of home buyers first do their research for a home online. In this age of fast-paced technology where everything is

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Winter Humidity Issues

People ask if a gas or oil furnace dries out the air in a home and makes a humidifier necessary.  People who work in the HVAC industry can get confused by this quest, so let's take a look at

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Warm Up With Banana Coconut Pancakes

Is everyone ready to be done with this cold, snowy winter? I certainly am! This time of year, I start craving comfort foods and anything with coconut makes me think of tropical climates and summer

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10 Most Common Mistakes Of Home Buyers

Whether you are first-time home buyer or haven’t bought a home in a long time—here are a few pitfalls to watch out for. The best way to avoid these is to have a great Realtor!! 1. 

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Greenbriar Oceanaire Homes Sold In January

In the month of January two homes closed in Greenbriar OceanaireSouthwind I model on Ocean Grove built in 2005 sold for $225,000.00 The Southwind 1 model is a one story with 2 bedrooms.Grand

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Greenbriar Oceanaire Golf And Country Club

Another beautiful day at Greenbriar! The snow is starting to melt and I'm beginning to see the fairways. Will not be long before we're back on the!

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Greeriar Oceanaire Salesb

Greenbriar Oceanaire Golf and Country Club Waretown New Jersey continues to be the go to location for active adults.  The community has not been effected by the downturn in the real estate

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Fresh Ideas For That Heart Filled Day

How many of you are running to the drug store on February 13th, hoping to grab the last red heart-shaped box of chocolate? Or possibly scavenging through the card aisle hoping to find anything

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5 Simple Changes To Help Keep That Weight Loss Resolution In 2014

Hello 2014! Hello New Year's Resolutions! And the #1 resolution: Lose Weight! After all of those cookies, cocktails, and cake--our bodies need to get refreshed and rejuvenated. Here are few

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LBI 5K Benefiting Alliance For A Living Ocean

Let's Get Sandy Run for a Cause 5K Run/WalkBenefiting Alliance for a Living Ocean and Long Beach Island Community ProjectsSaturday, November 30, 2013 Bicentennial Park(Towards the beach between

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Fishing Event in Manahawkin for Kids

Stafford Twp. Municipal Alliance/Stafford Twp. Police Department “Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs” 13th Annual Fishing Derby     Date: Sunday, June 2, 2013 ;

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Governor Christie Weighs in on LBI

  Christie Addresses Easement Holdouts at Town Hall Meeting on LBI   More than 600 people gathered for the town hall at St. Francis Parish Center. As the deadline for signing

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Founders Day Fun in Manahawkin

Join your friends and neighbors as we celebrate Stafford Township’s Annual Founders Day on Saturday June 8, 2013 (raindate June 9, 2013).  The day starts off with a brunch at the Stafford

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Family Fun at Stafford Township Spring Festival

Stafford Recreation Spring Festival Sunday March 24, 2013 -1pm-4pm Township Municipal Building 206 East Bay Avenue   Bring Your family and friends to WELCOME SPRING with an afternoon full

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Stafford Township Bus Trip to Philadelphia Flower Show

    Philadelphia Flower Show Tuesday March 5, 2013 10:30AM - 7:30PM Trip departs from the Bay Avenue Community Center 775 E. Bay Avenue Price: $49 (bus & admission) The British

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Hurricane Sandy Water Extraction Clean Up Manahawkin LBI

SUPERB CARPET AND FURNITURE CLEANING - 609-978-4000 or 609-494-5858   Fully Insured - Serving Ocean County   Flood Damage Restoration Water Extraction Carpet and Padding Removal Carpet

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Hayrides Pumpkin Picking Vendors Outdoor Movie in Manahawkin

    FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL featuring the 1st Annual 2-day Autumn Wine Festival at Manahawkin Lake with 10 local wineries SATURDAY OCTOBER 20, 2012 MANAHAWKIN LAKE

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Autumn Wine Festival at Manahawkin Lake

    Autumn Wine Festival at Manahawkin Lake October 20 & 21 Noon to 5 PM Saturday & Sunday GPS Event Producers and Stafford Recreation are pleased to announce

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Stafford Township School District PTA Fundraiser

Stafford Township School DistrictCommunity Email Notification System Organization: Parent Teacher Association Time & Date: September 22,2012 10am Location:

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Outdoor Summer Concerts in Manahawkin

Summer Concerts Monday, July 16, 2012, 7:00 pm and Mondays thereafter until August 27,2012. 48 N Main St, Manahawkin, NJ | Get Directions » FREE Concerts are Free, Donations to the

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Carpet Cleaning on LBI, Ocean and Monmouth Counties

Most major carpet manufactures recommend  carpets be professionally steam cleaned annually. By the time your carpets look dirty they are long overdue for a carpet cleaning.  Aside from

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The Best Beaches in New Jersey

The results of the 2012 New Jersey’s Top 10 Beaches Survey will be featured during the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium's annual State of the Shore Media Event on Thursday, May 24, 2012, just

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Earth Day Beach Clean Up on LBI

Alliance for a Living Ocean (ALO) Earth Day Clean Up is scheduled for April 22, 2012 at 10am. Come out and help clean up the beaches on LBI. ALO was created in 1987 to put an end to ocean dumping.

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Jersey Shore Attractions at Discounted Prices

  Discounted Rates for Rides and Attractions at the Jersey Shore!   Fantasy Island - March 31 - April 8, 2012 - Beach Haven/LBI, NJ visit: www.fantasyislandpark.com  for

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Bring on the Spring in Stafford

Stafford Township  Spring Festival   Sunday April 1, 2012 1pm-4pm at the Township Municipal Building ~ 260 East Bay Avenue   Bring your family and friends to WELCOME SPRING

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Community Service Project for the Family

If you have kids, undoubtedly there are times that you have a lot of items that they have outgrown, and you may be looking for a place to drop them off where someone who needs them can get them.

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The Gifts of Food and Hope this Christmas

As returned to my vehicle, after leaving a store, where I spent more money than I should on gifts that my kids really don't "need" I saw a beat up older model car parked next to mine with an older

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Good Times In Ocean City NJ For August

Every Tuesday through the end of August • Funtastic Tuesdays – 10am – 1pm on Asbury Ave. Entertainment, Face Painters, Balloon sculptors. Ends August 23rd • Family Film & Fun Night – 7

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Tour Of NJ Boardwalks Waretown Library

Beach Bums Present: A Tour Of NJ Boardwalks. Expand Your Knowledge Of One Of The Jersey Shore's Greatest Assets! Waretown Branch Library Monday, Aug. 8, 7:00 pm 609-693-5133. How many

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Ocean County Social For Adults With Disabilities

Saturday Night Social, a 501(c) 3 nonprofit, offers a night out for adults with developmental delays or disabilities, twice a month from 6-8 PM at Good Sheperd Lutheran Church in Little Egg Harbor.

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Calling All Ocean County Runners

Applebee's of Manahawkin is hosting the Seven Bridges Road Half Marathon and 5K to benefit Ocean of Love on Sunday June 5th. Start time is 8:30 AM at the Tuckerton Seaport. Ocean of Love is a non

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