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NOVEMBER 2016
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Lacey Library November Events
November 7, 6:30-8:30pm--Stress, Depression and the
Holidays: A Panel Discussion-- The holiday season isn't
always joyful for everyone. If you or someone you know
suffer from holiday depression, you are not alone!
Come, listen, and talk with our panel of mental health
professionals and peer counselors. Please register.
November 14, 4:00pm--Kids Cook: Cranberries-- Just in
time for Thanksgiving, we'll be whipping up some tasty
recipes featuring cranberries. Ages 7 - 12. Please register.
November 15, 6:30-8:30pm--Small Business Start Up
Seminar presented by SCORE of Ocean County--
Constant Contact - Email Marketing with Judyth Brown,
owner of Walkabout Media. Judyth Brown, MS Ed - Walk-
about Media Enterprises. Judyth holds a master’s degree in
adult education and traveled the U.S. delivering business
training on digital marketing. Ms. Brown’s company, Walk-
about Media Enterprises, provides local businesses with
email marketing and social media management services.
Register 609-693-8566 or http://theoceancountylibrary.org
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Barnegat Library November Events
November 9, 7-8pm, No-Bake Pies for Teens-- Learn
what easy recipes you can make for the holidays.
November 10, Learn How to Make a Dream Catcher--
Celebrate American Indian Heritage Month by creating a
beautiful Dream Catcher! Ages 3-12. Please register
November 15, 6:30-7:30pm, Identity Theft Awareness--
Financial Advisor, William J. Berg, will present a program
which will enhance attendee knowledge of how to safeguard
themselves from being victims of identity theft.
These programs are free and open to the public. Please
register online at www.theoceancountylibrary.org or by
calling 609-698-3331.
Holiday Bazaar, Rummage Sale,
Luncheon and Bake Sale
A Holiday Bazaar, Rummage Sale, Luncheon and
Bake Sale will be held at Wright Memorial Presbyterian
Church, 330 S. Main St. (Rt. 9), Barnegat, on Saturday Nov.
12
th
from 10 AM to 2 PM. In addition to the Holiday
Bazaar which will feature many holiday items suitable for
gifts and decorating, there will be many household items,
antiques, linens, collectibles and other items at our
Rummage Sale. All items will be in good condition and
sold at reasonable prices. The luncheon will feature
delicious homemade soups, sandwiches and desserts and the
bake table will have all kinds of homemade baked items for
sale to enjoy now or freeze for holiday gifts or parties. The
event is sponsored by the Presbyterian Women and all
proceeds will benefit church mission projects.
Elvis Sings Christmas
Jim Barone as Elvis sings all his Christmas hits at
Wright Memorial Presbyterian Church, 330 S. Main
Street, Barnegat (RT 9) on Sunday, December 4
th
at
2pm. An opening act will also perform.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children 12
and under. Refreshments will be served. It is sponsored by
the Deacons as a fundraiser to help needy families this
holiday season. Call 609-698-3358 and leave message
regarding number of tickets, your name, and contact phone
number. Or email ticket requests to mankwom@aol.com.
Jazz Brunch With The Jazz Lobsters To
Benefit
Imagine a relaxing fall Sunday with friends and
jazz! You don’t have to organize such an event yourself, the
Garden State Philharmonic’s community supporters are
doing it for you. Event co-chairs, Kenneth J. Malagiere and
Lauren Dooley, Esq., invite jazz and fine music lovers to
join them for a special Jazz Brunch on Sunday, November
13, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at The Mill at Spring Lake Heights in
Spring Lake, New Jersey. Located at 101 Old Mill Road in
Spring Lake, New Jersey, The Mill at Spring Lake Heights
was a 2015 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Winner.
The November 13 Jazz Brunch promises a fine
buffet of superior hot and cold items and endless slamming
Bloody Marys and Mimosas, all while enjoying the smooth
jazz and cover sounds of The Jazz Lobsters, led by James
Lafferty and some of the hottest musicians in the tri-state
area.
Thanks to generous event support from Grunin
Holdings (music sponsor), Carluccio, Leone, Dimon, Doyle,
and Sacks (Mimosa sponsor), Brilliant Environmental
Services and Novins, York and Jacobus (Bloody Mary
sponsors), the Jazz Brunch promises to be a hit with guests.
Furthermore, the Brunch will also serve as a charity
friend-raiser with proceeds benefiting the Garden State
Philharmonic’s music education and outreach programs.
Potential guests can anticipate a $125 per person inclusive
reservation fee. Reservations can be made by calling (732)
255- 0 4 6 0 o r o n l i n e 2 4 h o u r s a d a y
at GardenStatePhilharmonic.org. Come, dine, relax, drink
and enjoy beautiful music while supporting the Garden
State Philharmonic's 60-year plus mission to improve the
region’s quality of life through classical and classically-
inspired music. To learn more about The Jazz Lobsters
visit http://www.jazzlobsters.com/
501c Lizzy Rose Music Room
Lizzy Rose Music Room, 217 East Main Street
Tuckerton (609-389-0118 or lizzierosemusic.com) The
Lizzy Rose Music Room is a non-profit BYOB bringing in
name recording acts into the Jersey area. Sat. Nov. 5, Quiet
Storm (Doo Wop) 7:30; Nov. 10, Albert Cummings,
7:30; Nov. 12, The Last Whipporwill Bluegrass Band, 7:30.
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People of the Pines: A Unique
Examination of Various Ocean County
Residents ~ Terry O'Leary
In a society suddenly infiltrated by spark words
like "sustainability," "organic," and "locally grown," why is
it so easy for us to put on blinders to our own ecosystem and
environment? Seemingly, we're all so self-aware and are
single-handedly saving the world by purchasing free-range
eggs at the local Shoprite. Meanwhile, we are living in this
incredibly unique area filled with a plethora of unusual
wildlife, habitats and greenery. Ocean County is a rare gem
of world-wide environmental intrigue, with cedar swamps,
salt marshes, natural estuaries, pygmy forests and the
protected pine barrens; all of which face very real threats.
I grew up in the Pine Barrens, right near Double
Trouble State Park where my mother would drag me along
each weekend on bird-watching expeditions; set on saving
the endangered blue birds. As a child, I would play in the
forest, dig out graves for dead frogs and mice and regularly
attended the Ocean Nature Conservation Society meetings
with my Mom at the tender age of 9, serving as their
honorary Vice President. You might think that this
background would cause me to become an environmentalist
myself, but no I rebelled. I moved away for college, and
then became a music journalist/publicist in New York City
where I became terribly ignorant of a world outside my own
urban landscape. Having moved back to my hometown last
year and in speaking with the esteemed environmentalist,
Terry O'Leary, I'm suddenly present to where I live and all
that our county has to offer.
Terry O'Leary is a master naturalist and
conservationist who has devoted his life to protecting the
unique environments and ecosystems within the Pinelands.
O'Leary grew up in Port Monmouth, NJ, where he spent his
time clamming and trapping muskrats with his brother. It
was this upbringing that inspired his pursuit of higher
education in Environmental Science, in which he holds a
master's degree from Glassboro State College (now Rowan
University). Following his graduation, Pinelands Regional
High School recruited him to teach environmental science
and ecology when it first opened. This was a very special
opportunity, as it was the first High School in New Jersey to
offer environmental science as a subject.
After leaving Pinelands Regional High School
Terry and his wife Kathy started their own business, Cedar
Hollow Landscape Design and Environmental Consulting.
Through this company, they were able to work on
protecting endangered species, wetlands mitigation and
landscape design. It was during this time that they teamed
up with the Ocean County Saw District in Forked River to
build rain gardens for those wanting to get a permit to build
in the pinelands.
O'Leary comments, "Every building nowadays
can't have runoff that goes onto the road. They must have
either a retention basin or a detention basin. What better
way to utilize the water than have it run into the soil and
sustain itself by planting a garden there? So, we brought this
to the local schools and worked with the kids there to
imagine and build all of these gardens. This was a big
successes because the kids bought into the idea so much and
there was no vandalism."
O'Leary helped to establish the Lighthouse Natural
Resource Education Foundation in Waretown, which hosts
interactive programs through "Experience Barnegat
Bay," (EBB) which is based on involvement in conservation
of natural resources. The lighthouse center is also used by
schools, universities, environmental groups and scouting
groups for environmental studies and programs. However, it
can also be rented by most anyone in need of a large lodge
or dormitory wings in a camp like-environment.
Additionally, he helped to create the Barnegat Bay Decoy
and Baymen's Museum (now the Tuckerton Seaport) and
was the educational coordinator for the Forest Resource
Education Center in Jackson for 12 years.
When I asked Terry about what keeps him
continually coming back to Ocean County, he replied, "It's
quite an interesting place, we have beautiful streams and
forests, and we have lots of threats. Barnegat Bay is a
natural estuary, which is a big deal. There are only 21
natural estuaries in the entire country. It's in peril because
there's too much runoff from lawn fertilizer, there's garbage
and goose feces everywhere. We have beautiful cedar
swamps and all kinds of incredible rare animals and plants
like: Pine Barrens Tree Frogs, Pine Snakes, Corn Snakes,
Timber Rattlesnakes. And, there are all kinds of rare plants.
We need to protect and help to expand these animal's
habitats and spread awareness about them."
O'Leary has been recognized for some of the
outstanding work he has done and has received the
Guardians of the Bay Lifetime Achievement Award from the
Barnegat Bay National Estuary program in 2007 and was
also inducted into the Pinelands Preservation Alliance's Pine
Barrens Educator's Hall of Fame in 2008.
O'Leary's biggest goal now is to "pass it on. I had
mentors in my life, like Elizabeth Morgan, who was a
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CHELSEA
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Continued from Page 5 ~ People of the Pines
mentor to your Mom (Nancy Eriksen) and to me. Dr.
Vivian, he was my professor and he was working until he
was 88 and he died at 93. He was a role model who pushed
me very hard and I learned so much from him. So now I'm
trying to pass it on to the next generation, which I think
Master Naturalist is a perfect avenue for (a program at
Ocean County College's Continuing and Professional
Education Department). I have 9 people who finished the
program this past year and they're volunteering all over the
place; one guy is working with eels, another guy is a master
birder; there are people who are monitoring the peregrine
falcons at Island Beach State Park. They all find a way to
put in their 40 hours and then some!"
If you're looking to get involved and volunteer, the
Lighthouse Natural Resource Education Foundation will be
hosting two information sessions on Wednesday November
2nd at 2 and 5PM. There will be refreshments available at
both sessions, email info@nrefnj.org for more information.
Chelsea Eriksen is a freelance
writer and marketing
professional who has over 8
years experience writing for
major magazines, websites
and blogs. She graduated
from Wells College in 2011
with a Bachelor's Degree in
English and a minor in
Advertising. Following her
graduation, she interned for
Relix Magazine and Big Hassle Media in NYC and soon
after joined Effective Immediately PR's publicity team in
NYC and became Vice President until 2015. During her
time there, she helped to grow their team from 5 publicists
to over 25 in just 3 short years and expanded their offices to
the West Coast. She has worked with a range of clientele,
from independent artists and budding businesses all the way
up to major brands including Clarks, Converse and Sonos.
Currently she works as a PR/Marketing Coordinator for
Direct Development PR in Hazlet, NJ and resides in Forked
River, NJ. For any marketing, social media, public relations
or content writing needs, you can reach Chelsea
atchelseaeriksen@gmail.com.
Forked River Old Guard Meeting
The Forked River Old Guard, a non-affiliated
social club for men 55 and older, meets every Monday at
the Lacey Township Community Hall on the corner of Rt. 9
N and E. Lacey Rd. Social hour begins at 9 AM followed
by a general membership meeting at 10 AM. New members
welcome.
Lacey Food Bank
“A Community Caring, By Sharing”
November 17 & 18 December 15 & 16
All distributions will be held at the Food Bank
building, on the corner of 102 Station Drive and Parker; one
block in from Route 9. Entry is at the REAR of the
building. If you are unable to get to us due to disability or
illness, call for assistance in getting your food. Leave a
message on the food bank machine at 609-242-2848 and
someone will call you back.
Woman's Club of Lacey
Woman's Club of Lacey meets every second
Wednesday of each month at 10:30 am at the Lacey
Community Hall, Route 9N and E Lacey Road, Forked
River. The club is organized exclusively for charitable and
educational purposes, and is a non-profit organiza-
tion. Membership is opened to all women. Visit us on our
website www.womanscluboflacey.org and come out to our
meeting, see what the Woman's Club is all about and how
you can get involved. For more information and
membership contact Adrienne at 732-604-5402 or
email adriennewcl@comcast.net.
Sadie Hawkins Bunco Party
The Woman's Club of Lacey, a non-profit
organization is hosting a Sadie Hawkins Bunco Party on
Friday, November 11, 2016 from 6 pm to 10 pm at the
Community Hall, E Lacey Rd and Route 9N, Forked River.
Finger Sandwiches, salad, dessert and beverages will be
served. There will be bunco and door prizes. Tickets are
$20 and must be purchased in advance. For ticket and
information, call Fran at 609 693-0067
Finnegan's Irish Wake
Woman's Club of Lacey, a charitable
organization is hosting a fundraiser to Doolan's of Spring
Lake to see Finnegan's Irish Wake on Thursday,
November 10, leaving from the Lacey Community Hall,
Route 9N and E Lacey Road, Forked River at 10:00 am and
returning at 4:30 pm. Cost of the is $90.00 which includes
transportation, lunch, show & one hour open bar. For
reservation contract Barbara Bowen at 609 693-4215
Lacey Garden Club News
The Lacey Garden Club has awarded scholarships
to Lacey High School students for many years. We urge the
students to apply for a scholarship if they are going to
college and plan to major in a subject such as horticulture,
botany, environmental science, landscape design, etc. The
students receive information on how to apply from the high
school. If you know a student who may qualify, please
encourage them to apply.
The Garden Club is holding a holiday luncheon in
lieu of a December meeting. The luncheon will be held at
Miranda Rays By The Bay, 2 Point Road, Waretown at
12:00 on Thursday, December 1st. Each attendee will
receive a separate check and choose whatever they want to
eat. Payment is cash only. B.Y.O.B if desired.
Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner
The Lanoka Harbor Vol. Fire Co. will hold a
Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner (includes salad and bread) on
November 13 from 4-8 PM. Adults $10 and children $7;
BYOB.
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Take a Tip from a Certified Matrimonial Attorney
In my many years of helping people through a divorce, I’ve learned that the hardest part
for most people is getting started.
Making the phone call to a divorce lawyer is difficult;
That first appointment with a lawyer is difficult;
When they walk out my door after a consultation they feel … relief.
Even when people who haven’t yet made the decision to pursue a divorce feel more
grounded and calm after talking to a lawyer. That’s because taking action to address a
deep-seated problem feels empowering. You are making a visible step forward instead
of remaining stuck in negative thinking.
When you have that first meeting with me, don’t worry if you don’t know what you want to
do. You are not making the decision to get divorced right now. You are simply obtaining
information learning about how New Jersey divorce laws may apply to your case,
learning about resources that you may need later on in the process.
Some people fear that if they talk about divorce, they are going to have to do something
about it. If you were talking to your family and friends about the problems in your
marriage, they are deeply concerned about you and they may push you to take action.
That is not the case when talking with a lawyer. You are under no obligation to do
anything more, unless you choose to do so.
Your consultation with a divorce lawyer is absolutely confidential. You can talk about any
concern you may be having. You can ask any question. Lawyers may not tell anyone
what you’ve discussed.
In addition to receiving legal information, your initial consultation is also a time get a feel
for the attorney. (If you choose to move forward, you will be working together for months
to come, so these factors are important.) Do you feel he/she understands you? Do you
feel you can be open and honest with him/her? Do you have confidence that he/she can
get the job done?
Don’t worry. Take that first step. Call today to schedule an initial consultation with
William J. Rempel, learn your rights, feel empowered to make a decision and get some …
relief.
For more information call
609 971-1884
William J. Rempel, Esquire
Certified By the Supreme Court
of the State of New Jersey
as a Matrimonial Law Attorney
Qualified Family Law Mediator Per R. 1:40
630 Lacey Road, Forked River, NJ 08731
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Business Feature: Diana's Hallmark,
Lacey Township, NJ
By Jennifer L. Grazioso
Did you know that Diana's Hallmark in Lacey isn't
a franchise? It is family owned and operated by husband
and wife, Dave and Diane Longmuir, who also own two
other Hallmark stores in Hamilton, New Jersey a suburb of
Trenton.
Diana's Hallmark in Lanoka Harbor celebrated
their 20th year in the Lacey Mall this October. Dave and
Diane express the importance of customer service in their
store. A matter of fact, the employees are known for taking
the time to guide and read cards to long-time customers who
need special help.
Diana's Hallmark was rated in the Top 200 Stores
in the United States by Hallmark. They were recently voted
Best Card & Gift Store by the Trentonian for their location
in Hamilton.
While I have been to Diana's Hallmark in Lacey
before, it had been a while since I have been there. I took
the time to really walk around and check out the products
offered. I was extremely impressed with the variety of
products and assortment of different price points.
Some of the items offered are: Yankee Candle,
Precious Moments, Stonewall Kitchen, Lenox, Mantra
Bands, Elf on a Shelf, Wind & Fire Bracelets, Jim Shore,
Willow Tree Angels and of course Hallmark Cards and
Keepsake ornaments.
Some products you may not be aware that Diana's
Hallmark carries are: Vera Bradley, Lolita Wine Glasses
(each one is hand-painted and has a drink recipe on the
bottom), Shore-related products, Life is Good (a T-Shirt
company that gives 10% net profits to Kids in Need);
Michel & Co (soap and candle company from England, a
great hostess or teacher gift), Melissa and Doug (wooden
and teaching toys and DIY projects); David Bradley and
Asher Chocolates (each are family owned and operated
chocolate companies).
Some unique gift options at Diana's Hallmark:
From the Heart is a bangle bracelet that allows you to
personalize it with your high school logo like the paw print
from Lacey or the eagle from Central; plus the price is only
$14.99. Turkey on the Table is a phenomenal product that
teaches gratitude. Each one comes with a book, turkey and
feathers; you and your child/children write a note each day
on a paper feather from now until Thanksgiving about what
you are grateful for, increasing the turkey's plumage each
day. This would be a great sentiment to share on
Thanksgiving day or from year to year. "The proceeds from
this product supports Feeding America," said Diane.
In July of each year Hallmark starts introducing the
Keepsake ornaments. There are so many interesting ones to
see and start collecting, like The Wizard of Oz, Peanuts, or
even one for Big Bang Theory. They have miniature
ornaments for a small tree, great for a nursing home setting
or kid's bedrooms.
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Continued from Page 9 ~ Diana’s Hallmark
There are great benefits to joining the Hallmark
Crown Rewards Program. The customer is enrolled by the
store sales associate for special promotions, coupons, and a
birthday program (free gift and 20% off purchase).
Diana's Hallmark offers free gift wrapping. Also
you can visit Hallmark.com to order your items and have
them ready to be picked up in-store.
The next event at Diana's Hallmark is their Holiday
Open House on November 12 and 13. Come celebrate with
them and save 30% on Select Hallmark Gift Collections.
Often when people see Hallmark, they
automatically assume it is a franchise and therefore
expensive. These are two things Diana's Hallmark is not.
You can get great gifts for any occasion at great price
points. So next time you need a gift for a co-worker or
grandma, come over and shop. You will not be
disappointed. Great customer service and free gift
wrapping, how could you go wrong?
Diana's Hallmark is located in Lacey Mall, Rt. 9,
Lanoka Harbor, NJ 08734; 609-693-0111. Hours: Monday
to Saturday 10am to 8pm and Sunday 10 am to 5pm.
Tenth Annual High Tides Striper
Tournament
The Tenth Annual High Tides Striper Tournament
will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2016. This is a boat
only tournament. Entry fee is $60 per angler. First Prize is
$4000.
Captain’s Meeting to be held on Friday, November
11 at 7 pm. Fishing to be held on Saturday, November 12
with scales open from 3 pm - 5 pm for weigh-in at Lacey
Elks.
Elk members with boats at the marina who
participate in the tournament, will be allowed to keep their
boats in the water until November 13, 2016, with a good
luck message from our Dock Master.
Lacey Elk's Lodge # 2518 - Indoor Yard
- Bake Sale To Benefit The Special
Children's Committee & Mary Rapsas
Lacey Elk’s Lodge # 2518 of the Benevolent and
Protective Order of Elk will host the Special Children’s
Committee Indoor Yard - Bake Sale on Saturday,
November, 12, 2016 from 8 am to 3 pm. Vendor doors open
at seven am. Clean out your closets, garage or attic and help
support this Special Children’s Committee fundraiser.
Eight foot indoor yard sale tables are priced at ten
dollars per table while two eight foot indoor yard sale tables
are priced at fifteen dollars. You may also wish to donate
any saleable items to the Lodge for this fundraiser. Items
can be dropped off at the Lodge or picked up by special
arrangements. Proceeds to support the Special Children’s
Committee for the benefit of Mary Rapsas.
For information about this event or to reserve a
table, please contact Mr. Chuck Nieroda at 609-971-6234 or
Helen Crawford at 732-618-2568.
Lacey Elk’s Lodge # 2518 is located at 900 Beach
Boulevard, Forked, NJ. To obtain information about our
Lodge or on how to become an Elk member, please call 609
-693-1281. Help us help the community. Elks Care - Elks
Share.
Holiday Craft Fair
A Holiday Craft Fair will be held on Saturday,
November 12th at the Forked River Presbyterian Church
from 9 AM to 2 PM.
CRAFT vendors are welcome. You can rent our
six foot table for $20 (a second table is only $15). Contact
the church office at 609-693-5624 on Mon. Fri. from 9
AM to 1 PM for a registration form. Space is limited, so
register early.
Featured are baked goods and gift items for the
holidays. Delicious home baked Thanksgiving pies and
other desserts are ready for your Thanksgiving dinner. Take
home a quart of homemade soup and homemade pesto.
Beautiful hand crafted items and vendors’ crafts
are available for holiday gifts. Also featured are: Amahoro
Jewelry, Books, Toys, and much more for your holiday
shopping list.
Take a break and enjoy a lunch of chili, hot dogs,
hot and cold beverages, and dessert. Kids can make a craft
project while you shop. We are located at 131 North Main
Street (Route 9) where EVERYONE is welcome.
Admission is free.
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Rotary Minute
~~ from the Public Relations desk
Rotary Clubs from throughout D7500 came
together at La Bove Grande in Lakehurst in October to pay
homage to local hometown heroes who demonstrate the
hallmarks of Service Above Self. From the Forked River
Rotary the 2017 award was presented posthumously to Nick
Giovanni of Forked River. For the many who knew Nick
our decision to honor him needed no explanation. For
those who didn't know him he was whirlwind of love,
hope and enthusiasm. For over 20 years, he fed thousands
of people through his church’s soup kitchen. He initiated
and spearheaded a project that has donated 4,000 pairs of
shoes. Nick even went to Haiti to distribute the shoes to the
children. That project, Soles4Souls, continues today in
Lacey. Nick taught aerobics in the park for free and he
gave out blankets in New York City to the homeless and
once even spent a few nights there to see what being
homeless was like. He and his wife also prepared and
delivered meals right here in town. Nick was also a
marathon runner. Although he didn’t start running until later
in life, it was his first race that set the tone for the many that
followed. He arrived late for that first race because he was
in a wedding. With no time to change, he decided to run the
marathon in his tuxedo. Nick and his tuxedo became a
symbol of joyful giving by a man who knew how to make
us all smile. The 2
nd
Annual Rotary Community Volunteer
Award was presented to his widow, Kathy Giovanni by
Forked River Rotary President William Recevuto.
On Saturday November 5
th
, Forked River
Rotarians, their family, friends and fellow Rotarians from
District 7500 will come together in fun and fellowship for a
hands-on service project to pack 60,000 meals in a single
day! These meals will be assembled, packed and shipped off
to where ever the greatest needs exists typically
orphanages in underdeveloped areas. The cost of this
project is approximately 29 cents a meal. Local Clubs and
Rotary Members have pledged to underwrite the cost of this
service project that will be held at St. Mary’s in
Manahawkin.
Keeping with tradition, members of the Forked
River Rotary and the LTHS Interact Club will come
together later this month to prepare and distribute
Thanksgiving Turkeys complete with all the fixins’ to the
client families of the Lacey Food Bank. For more than 25
years Thanksgiving Dinners have been a gift to the Lacey
Food Bank families by the Forked River Rotary. With
turkeys and the trimmings provided by WalMart and
ShopRite this joint venture allows the students and all of us
to experience first hand a 21st century version of the shared
harvest feast.
The Forked River Rotary Family will be
celebrating Rotary Day on Saturday 11/19 by setting up post
outside the Walmart in Lanoka Harbor to collect
non-perishable foods for the Lacey Food Bank. In
anticipation of another cold winter and a higher amount of
families needing help, the Rotary Club of Forked River
together with the Staff of Walmart are optimistic that we
can surpass the 2500 pounds of shelf-stable non perishable
groceries that we collected last year. This Day of Giving
reinforces how all of us together, Rotarians, Walmart and
the Shoppers who supported our efforts can be a gift to the
world simply by doing a little bit of good right where we
are!! Stop by and see us on Saturday 11/19 at Walmart !
We’ll be happy to accept your donation!
Our last day to place Flags for the 2016 season will
be on Veterans Day, November 11
th
. If you’ve ever
wondered where those American Flags come from, the ones
you see flying proudly along the Rt 9 and Lacey Rd
corridors, they are there because of the joint efforts of the
Forked River Rotary and the businesses that sponsor and
support this tradition of pride! Available to all businesses in
Lacey, the Adopt-a-Flag Program volunteers will install the
flags outside your location by 9am and retire them by 6pm
on all the key flag dates of Memorial Day, Flag Day,
Independence Day, Labor Day, A Day of Remembrance and
Veterans Day. The cost for the entire program and service
is only $60.00 for 2 Flags or $100.00 for 4 Flags
(Additional Flags available upon request). This is such a
small investment for such a monumental show of pride.
Please consider signing up NOW for the 2017 Adopt-a-Flag
Program. Contact any Rotarian for more information.
To all our Servicemen and Servicewomen....We
Salute You!
Congratulations to ticket #61 the winner of the
grand prize of $10.000.00!
Thank You All for your continued support of the
Forked River Rotary. Through events and programs we are
able to continue providing scholarships and youth programs,
ongoing Park and Green Space improvements, educational
aids and holiday food and gift programs for needy families
and so much more. We invite you to consider becoming a
member of Rotary. We meet every Tuesday Afternoon at
the Captains Inn at 12:15pm or join us at a Satellite Meeting
on Tuesday Evening at the Captains Inn at 6pm. Please
contact any Rotarian for more information.
FR President William Recevuto presenting Nick
Giovanni's widow Kathy Giovanni and his
2 grandchildren Isabella and Brian Gural with the 2nd
annual Community Volunteer Award
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Christmas Bazaar
Village Lutheran Church Ladies Aid will hold their
annual Christmas Bazaar on Friday, December 2 from 6:00
PM to 9:00 PM, and Saturday, December 3 from 9:00 AM
to 2:00 PM. They will have a variety of handmade items,
including Christmas ornaments, new wreaths and center-
pieces, jams, hard candy and chocolate, packaged spices,
stamped greeting cards, “Gifts in a Jar”, knitted and
crocheted items, no-sew pillows, kitchen items, wooden
items, soaps, and much more. You can also buy tickets for
our raffle prizes. It is a great place to pick up teacher gifts,
stocking stuffers, and gifts for all those “hard-to buy-for”
people on your list. There will be a baked goods table, and
the kitchen will be selling food both Friday and Saturday, so
plan on eating with us! Of course, Santa will be available
both days, so bring the whole family and your camera!!!
Knights of Columbus Trips
December 7, 2016--American Music Theater "Winter
Wonderland" Christmas Show includes transportation,
buffet lunch at Shady Maple Restaurant, show ticket, tax
and gratuities. $110pp
December 26-January, 2, 2017--Norwegian Cruise Lines
"Breakaway" leaving New York. $1,359pp
February 7-19, 2017--12 night Southern Caribbean
Cruise on the Royal Caribbean "Anthem of the Seas" from
Bayonne. From $1,524pp
February 28, 2017--Trip to Sands Casino, Bethlehem,
PA, includes transportation, driver gratuity, $30 casino
credit and $5 food coupon. $39pp
April 5-6, 2017--Dover Downs Casino & Delaware Park
Casino includes hotel, transportation, breakfast & dinner,
$50 slot play and $30 slot play at Delaware Park. $182pp
April 27, 2017--Trip to American Music Theater to see
"Las Vegas Legends" show. Lunch at Shady Maple,
transportation and driver gratuity. $95pp
June 6, 2017--Trip to Huntington Hills Playhouse
includes "Legends of Pop Show", lunch, taxes, tips,
transportation, and driver gratuity. $110pp
July 9, 2017--Trip to Kutztown Festival, PA includes
admission, transportation and driver gratuity. $45pp
July 16-23, 2017--Bermuda Cruise on the Celebrity
Summit from Bayonne. Starting at $1,199pp
For information and reservations, please contact Charles
Serwin at 609-978-0970.
St. Francis Community Center Annual
Christmas Craft Show
St. Francis Community Center Annual Christmas
Craft Show will take place on Saturday, November 19 from
9:30am 4:00 pm; and Sunday, November 20 from 9:30am
2:00 pm at the St. Francis Community Center located at
4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township, NJ.
The Christmas Craft Show should be your first
stop for holiday shopping. Enjoy many new crafts as well as
old favorites. Highlights include: sea glass, jewelry, holiday
items, homemade baskets, many forms of art, shell and
metal crafts, baby gifts, pottery, crochet items and more!
Breakfast and lunch will be available on both days.
There will be a Chance Auction on Saturday with gifts
donated by the Crafters. Admission is $2. For more details
please visit stfranciscenterlbi.org or call (609) 494-8861. All
proceeds benefit St. Francis Community Center.
Crestwood Village Garden Club
March 14, 2017--Philadelphia Garden Show--"Holland:
Flowering the World"; $61pp
For information call Stefanie at 732-350-2904.
American Polish Club of Whiting
November 30--Sands Casino, PA--Tony Orlando for
Christmas Show; includes $25 slot play and r/t
transportation. $72pp
December 4--Resort Casino for Broadway Holiday
starring Ron Sharpe and Barbara Russell; includes show
ticket, $10 slot play, r/t transportation. $30pp
December 19--Tropicana Casino for Holiday Show;
includes show ticket, $15 slot play, r/t transportation and
Carmines Lunch voucher. $47pp
April 30, 2017 - May 7, 2017 - A 7 night cruise to
Bermuda, leaving from NYC on the Norwegian
Breakaway.
For Further Information Call Ed 732- 350-0216
The Optical Shop of Lacey
The Optical Shop (Roger W. Naylor, Optician) is pleased
to welcome Kirk Optometry, LLC
(Tara Kirk, OD-Optometrist) inside his practice.
Dr. Kirk will be offering Comprehensive Eye Exams,
Pediatric Eye Exams, InfantSee Exams,
Red Eye and Emergency Care,
Contact Lens Fittings, and Vision Therapy.
THE OPTICAL SHOP of LACEY
693-3944
Roger W. Naylor
Lic.#TD1092
KIRK OPTOMETRY
242-4205
Tara Kirk, OD
Lic.#270A00638600
442 LACEY ROAD
“CRANBERRY COMMOMS”
FORKED RIVER
Living, working and serving Lacey Township
since 1978 providing quality and service with
old-fashioned craftsmanship.
www.forkedrivergazette.com
For more events and news!
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Ocean County Exercise Programs
Seniorcise Exercise
Freeholder John C. Bartlett, Jr., announces that the
Ocean County Department of Parks and Recreation will be
conducting a SeniorCise Exercise program. This is a gentle
class is aimed to get you moving in an easy gentle way.
The class will be held on Tuesdays & Fridays,
9:30-10:30 from Nov.15-Dec.13 (No class 11/25) This is
class #323544-3C. The classes will be held at Jakes
Branch County Park in Beachwood. The fee is $37.00 for
the eight session class.
Gentle Yoga
Ocean County Department of Parks & Recreation
will be conducting Gentle Yoga. Gentle Yoga is designed
for those new to yoga as well as those with experience.
Gentle Yoga Classes will begin Thursdays,
November 3- December 15, no class 11/24, program #
323544-2B. The class is held from 6:45-7:45 pm.
All classes will be held at the Ocean County Ad-
ministration Complex Cafeteria (3
rd
floor), 129 Hooper Ave.
Toms River. The classes are for those 16 and over and will
be $36.00 per person.
Easy T’ai Chi
Freeholder John C. Bartlett, Jr. announces that the
Ocean County Department of Parks & Recreation will be
conducting an Easy T’ai Chi program for adults looking to
gain flexibility and strength with a gentle workout.
The class will be offered Mondays & Fridays for
$37.00 to the instructor, $5.00 for registration. The class is
3:30- 4:15 pm from November 14- December 12 (no class
11/25). The class is program #323544-5C
To register, send a check made payable to the
“County of Ocean” to Ocean County Parks and Recreation,
1198 Bandon Road, Toms River, NJ 08753. Please provide
name, address and daytime telephone number, along with
program # when registering.
To receive more information or to receive a Parks
& Recreation Newsletter call 732-506-9090 or visit our
website at www.oceancountyparks.org
“Like” us on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram.
The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders sponsors
this program.
“A Season of Giving A Season of
Living Award” honoree: The Salvation
Army of Ocean County
Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce invites
you to join them for their Giving Tuesday Membership
Meeting at Days Hotel of Toms River, 290 Route 37, Toms
River, honoring The Salvation Army of Ocean County with
the Season of Giving Season of Living Award. The cost
for the event is $35.00 for Members and $40.00 for Future
Members.
Registration/Networking begins at 11:30 a.m.,
followed by buffet luncheon at 12:00 p.m. Entertainment
provided by Versatile Event Designs. Please bring an
unwrapped toy for our toy drive!
Virtual Ad Journal space available. Deadline to
advertise November 22, 2016. Please register online at
www.tomsriverchamber.com/chamber-calendar/ or call 732
349-0220.
Book Sale November 10-12th At Toms
River Library
The Friends of the Toms River Library will
sponsor a three-day book sale beginning Thursday
November 10 from 9 a.m. to 8 p. m. It will continue Friday
Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 12
from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Books and other media will be available for sale in
Mancini Hall in the Toms River library branch, 101
Washington Street.
Proceeds from the book sale will enable the
Friends group to purchase special equipment and sponsor
programs at the branch.
The annual book sale is a wonderful time to gather
some material for winter reading.
Vendors Wanted
Vendors Wanted for CONTACT of Ocean &
Monmouth Counties' Fall Fundraiser Luncheon & Show
with Vendor Holiday Shopping. Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016,
10am-1:30pm. Woodlake Country Club, Lakewood, NJ.
CONTACT is the 24/7 Crisis Intervention and Suicide
Prevention Hotline. For more information, call 732-240-
6104.
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Italian American Social Club of Lacey
The Italian American Social Club of Lacey meets
the first Tuesday of the month at the Community Hall,
Route 9 and Lacey Road, Forked River, 7 PM. Members of
Italian Heritage are welcomed.
American Legion Post 517 Lacey
Township
Lacey Township American Legion Post 517 holds
its monthly meeting at 1pm on the first Monday of each
month at the Lacey Community Center, located at Route 9
and Lacey Road. All veterans welcome to visit. New
members always welcome or call Roy at 609-693-8150 for
more information.
Adult Day Trips
The Lacey Township Recreation
Department is currently taking
registration for the fall adult day trip.
On Thursday, November 10th,
the Lacey Township Recreation
Department will be traveling to the
Freehold Raceway Mall. The Township
Recreation Buses will depart from the
Gille Park parking lot at 9:00 AM for a
great afternoon of shopping. Lunch will
be on your own at the mall and the cost of
this trip is $6 per person.
Lacey Township residents can
register for these programs at the
Recreation Office, 818 Lacey Road, on
Monday through Friday between the
hours of 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
Registration is taken on a first come, first
served basis and all checks should be
made payable to Lacey Township. If you
have any questions, please contact the
Lacey Township Recreation Department
at (609) 693 1100 ext 2203.
Thyroid Support Group
The next meeting of the Thyroid
Support Group will be on Monday,
November 12, 2016 at 10am at St.
Stephen's Episcopal Church, 180 Route
539, Whiting. Monthly meetings are held
to educate and support people with a
thyroid problem, interest in thyroids, or a
potential thyroid problem. If you have
any questions, please call the Facilitator,
Stefanie at (732) 350-2904.
The Order of St. Luke
The Order of St. Luke is a
Healing Ministry. On the last Sunday of
each month, prayers of healing are
provided following Holy Eucharist at the
8 and 10 am services at St. Stephen's
Episcopal Church. Members are also available Sunday
services near the baptismal font. In addition, prayers are
offered at our 10am Healing Service on Thursdays.
Anyone is welcome to join our services or come to
our meetings. They are held the second Thursday of each
month at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 180 Route 539,
Whiting. Members read, study, and question together.
Contact Stefanie at 732-350-2904.
Dual Diagnosis Group Meetings
Individuals living with mental health and addiction
meet Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 pm and Fridays at 7:30
pm at Journey to Wellness, 226 Route 37 West, Unit 14,
Toms River. Call 732-914-1546. Group offered by
the Mental Health Association - Ocean County.
NOVEMBER 2016 The Forked River GAZETTE Page 17
LACEY RESIDENTS
FALL LEAF COLLECTION SCHEDULE!
For our Township Residents, we will be collecting Leaves at Curbside in
3 Collection Cycles this Fall….
The First Cycle will begin on Monday, November 14
th
The Second Cycle will begin on Monday, November 28
th
The Third & Final Cycle will begin on Monday, December 12
th
Leaves must be placed at curbside at the Start of Each Cycle:
Monday, November 14
th
; Monday, November 28
th
; and on the Final Cycle Monday, December 12
th
Leaves must be placed in biodegradable paper bags, plastic bags, or containers no larger than 32
gallons and together with their contents must not weigh more than 50 lbs. While we encourage
the environmental friendly biodegradable paper bags, plastic bags will also be accepted.
There is no limit to the number of bags that may be placed at curbside for pickup. All leaf bags will be
collected.
Do not mix any debris into leaf bags or containers. Leaf bags or containers mixed with garbage or
debris will not be collected.
Please place your leaf bags or containers separate from your garbage or recycling cans so as not to
confuse the two.
DO NOT rake leaves into a pile at curbside and DO NOT rake them into the street.
Violation Notices will be issued by Code Enforcement.
Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions…
Pine Needles are considered the leaf of the Pine Tree, and therefore should be included with leaf pickup.
Twigs, acorns and pinecones are considered vegetative debris and should be put out for trash pickup.
The Leaf Collection Program WILL NOT be extended. If your leaves were placed at curbside on December 12
th
and not collected during this final Cycle, you must contact us prior to December 16
th
.
Leaves set out after final collection will not be collected
The Leaf Collection Schedule is printed in your current Recycling Calendar. If you have any questions, please call the
Public Works Department at 693-1100 ext. 2301. Residents can bring leaves to the Recycling Center throughout the year
during normal hours of operation, Monday thru Friday, 7:00 am - 3:15 pm and on Saturday & Sunday 8:00 am - 3:45 pm.
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In honor of our men and women who served
and are serving in our Armed forces
(Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines,
National Guard, and Navy)
we at Lanoka Oaks Veterinary Center are offering
10% off of all services and products the week of
Veterans Day
(November 8
th
12
th
)
To qualify, you must have governmental issue of proof of
membership with one of the above Services
Thank you!
718 North Main St.
Lanoka Harbor, NJ 08734
609-971-9669
www.lanokaoaks.com
NOVEMBER 2016 The Forked River GAZETTE Page 19
Crestwood Village III Events
Saturday, Nov 19, 9:00 - 12:00; last seating is 11:30am--
Pancake Breakfast --Menu includes pancakes, scrambled
eggs, sausage, juice, coffee or tea. Tickets are $7.00 for
adults and $5.00 for kids under 10. For more info call Pat S
at 732-716-1573 or Pat B at 732-350-0929
Saturday, December 3, 6:00pm--Christmas Tree Lighting--
Join in the festivities including singing of Christmas carols
and cookies and hot chocolate.
Saturday, December 10, 7-11:00pm--Holiday Dance--
Tickets are $8and can be purchased on Mondays Nov 21
and 28 and Dec 5 from 9:00 - 11:00 A.M. at Unity Hall 250
Schoolhouse Rd, Whiting NJ. There will be table setups,
dessert , coffee or tea. For further info contact Cornelia at
732- 350- 6128.
Pot Luck Supper At Whiting United
Methodist Church
There will be a pot luck supper at Whiting United
Methodist Church on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 5pm.
All are welcome! A free will offering will be taken.
Proceeds will benefit the Henderson Settlement in Frakes,
Kentucky. The Settlement provides housing, schooling,
food and counsel to people of the valley that are
impoverished and unemployed. The area is remote and the
founders of the settlement have had to build all that it
requires. The mission team of our church has made several
trips to this area to volunteer their services and donate their
time to help in any way needed. Please join us at our pot
luck supper and help support this worthy mission. We are
located at 55 Lacey Road in Whiting. You do not need to
be a member of our church to attend. More information
about the pot luck supper can be obtained by calling the
church office at 732-350-6878.
Crestwood Village IV Golden Age Bingo
"You can't win if you don't play" Every Tuesday
Night!!! Our doors open at 4 pm! Join us for dinner or a
sandwich made by our excellent Bingo Chief. Games starts
at 6! For your connivance a COMPLIMENTARY BUS
RIDE is available to pick you up and take you home. Call
Jerry 732-350-0230 ext.15
Shuffleboard Club Trips For Village IV
Wednesday November 9-Trump TAJ- enjoy SHOW-
Torme songs sung by his son. $25.00 slot play (subject to
change). Sit down buffet. Bus leaves at 9:00 AM returns
6:45 PM. Cost is $75.00.
Monday, November 21, 2016-- HOLIDAY SHOW. Bus
leaves 9:15 am and returns by 6:45. The show is at the
Tropicana Hotel and Casino. The package includes: $15.00
slot play, Carmine's Voucher and Show Ticket.+++Meal
vouchers are valid from 11:30 - 4:00 pm $45pp
All tickets sold for both trips on Monday 10-11 am & 5-6
PM. at Village IV clubhouse. No refunds unless trip is
cancelled. For reservations call Goodie at 732-350-4737.
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Four Easy Care Gardening Trends for
the Holiday Season
By Melinda Myers
Dress up the holidays or give gifts that continue
giving throughout the year with these low maintenance
gardening trends. Just add a little fun, classic beauty or style
to make it even more memorable now and throughout the
year.
Terrariums. These mini greenhouses continue to
grow in popularity and are perfect for new or timid
gardeners. Just plant a few small tropical plants, moisten the
soil, close the lid and you have a self contained growing
chamber. Show off your green thumb with a modern,
classic or vintage style vessel.
Use the Gazebo Tabletop terrarium, classic bell jar
or other mini garden as a centerpiece for the dining table or
buffet. Or create a miniature garden in glass to give as a
hostess gift. When the party is over, it's a great memento of
a fun holiday gathering.
Succulents. Growing succulents is another low
maintenance garden trend that is perfect for busy gardeners
during the hectic holiday season. Just place them in a sunny
window and water whenever the soil is dry. It's truly as easy
as that.
The small scale cacti and succulents provide a
multitude of opportunities for incorporating them into your
holiday celebrations. You won't need much space to enjoy
the subtle colors and dramatic form of these drought tolerant
plants. Just select containers that complement, but don't
overpower their charm.
Consider buying a few extras for guests to take
home and enjoy for years to come. But first, use them to
dress up the table by making them into place cards for your
guests. Simply add a name to the decorative pot. Or display
them all together in a copper plant tray (gardeners.com),
terra cotta saucer or other shallow container to use as a
centerpiece throughout the evening. When the party is over,
each guest can pick their own plant to take home.
Air Plants. Unique and amazing air plants are all
the rage and could certainly be described as the definitive
easy care plant. Many are native to rain forests where they
grow in the canopy of trees, gathering water and nutrients
that pass by. No soil is needed for these versatile plants. Just
hang them in a bright location and soak in tepid
non-softened water once every week or two. Display them
in an open terrarium, shell, or another decorative container.
They make great centerpieces or stunning displays.
Pothos, Philodendron and Ivy. These plants have
long been low maintenance favorites of the indoor garden.
This year, consider dressing them up for the holidays with
sparkling garland, artificial flowers, berries and greens.
Or display them in unique containers, baskets or
hangers. Go retro and macramé a colorful hanger for your
favorite hanging basket. Or place the pot in an earthy woven
basket, sleek plastic pot or classic Round Copper Wire
Globe hanging basket. Add some fairy lights for a bit more
sparkle on long winter nights.
Make this holiday season warm and memorable
with the help of these low maintenance garden trends and
plants. You, your family and friends will enjoy their beauty,
charm and easy care nature throughout the new year ahead.
Terrariums are mini greenhouses that continue to grow in
popularity, don't require a lot of care and are perfect for the
holiday season whether given as gifts or used for décor. Photo
credit: Gardener's Supply Company
Melinda Myers has more than 30 years of horticulture experience
and has written over 20 gardening books, including Small Space
Gardening. She hosts The Great Courses "How to Grow
Anything: Food Gardening For Everyone" DVD set and the
nationally syndicated Melinda's Garden Moment TV & radio
segments. Myers is a columnist and contributing editor for Birds &
Blooms magazine and was commissioned by Gardener's Supply
Company for her expertise to write this article. Myers' web site
is www.melindamyers.com.
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Will the Election Impact Markets and
Investments?
What drives the stock market? Quite often, it is
fundamental factors such as the strength of the economy and
its impact on corporate profits. At other times it is affected,
at least in the short term, by external factors that can upend
investor expectations and drive markets in a positive or
negative direction.
One of the most obvious external factors that might
come into play for markets this year is the upcoming
presidential election. This is the kind of election year that
has some built-in market uncertainty. It marks the end of the
second term for President Barack Obama, which means that
a new occupant will sit in the Oval Office in January 2017.
Regardless of who wins, the leadership transition will likely
result in some policy changes in the near future.
Dealing with uncertainty
This election season has been marked by unusual
twists. In the Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton, a longtime
party stalwart faced a surprisingly difficult challenge before
earning the nomination for the chance to become the
country’s first woman president. On the Republican side,
Donald Trump, a celebrity newcomer to the party captured
the nomination, overcoming a number of more experienced
politicians.
Even without these twists, it isn’t uncommon for
the stock market to exhibit a degree of volatility in the
run-up to an election, at least until the likely outcome is
clearer. One of the key issues that could affect markets is
the possibility that control of the White House could change
to a different party. According to an analysis by the
Ameriprise Investment Research Group, the potential for
such a change tends to increase stock market volatility
1
.
This can be particularly true in the final weeks leading up to
the election. Investors should be prepared for circumstances
where the “noise” generated by the campaign contributes to
market fluctuations.
Is history a guide?
Other data may provide clues as to what to expect
in the markets. According to Standard & Poor’s, since 1900,
U.S. stocks have declined by an average of 1.2 percent in
the eighth year of a presidential term
2
. There are two points
of caution with this statistic:
1. There are a limited number of times when this
circumstance has occurred.
2. The last time it happened, in 2008, we were in the
midst of the Great Recession. The markets were
down 41 percent that year, which dramatically
changed the average return for this specific
measurement.
What may be a more important consideration for
investors than who is the new president is whether we enter
the election and post-election season with a great deal of
uncertainty about policy direction.
The impact on specific market sectors
Although it’s speculative to try and predict the
outcome of the election and all of the policy implications
each party would impose, the result of the election is likely
to influence key industries. Among the sectors of the market
that could be affected in different ways are:
Healthcare what is the future of the Affordable Care
Act and the general direction of health insurance
coverage in the U.S.?
Energy will production of fossil fuels continue to be
encouraged or will greater emphasis be put on
alternative energy sources?
Security how will the defense budget be affected
given the increased focus on global security?
It’s about more than the president
It’s true that our president has tremendous
influence in the direction our country takes. However, it’s
important to remember that there are many others who play
a role in making policy that can affect the investment
environment. These include members of Congress (many
who are also up for election this year), local and state
legislators, Federal regulators and other officials. For exam-
ple, the Federal Reserve controls monetary policy, which
includes monitoring inflation and the Federal interest rates.
Politicians have limited to no influence over policy
decisions made by the Fed.
Also keep in mind that the presidential election
doesn’t have the same impact over U.S. markets as it once
did. External events, many of which are overseas,
increasingly affect the markets, and are often out of the
control of elected officials. These events include natural
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Continued from Page 23 ~ Will the Election Impact
Markets and Investments?
disasters, terrorist attacks, financial crises and the financial
results of publicly held companies.
What this means for your finances
While it’s natural to think about the impact of the election
on your investments, it’s only one factor. Stay attuned to the
bigger picture of your long-term goals. Review your
portfolio diversification and risk tolerance with a financial
advisor for an objective perspective on your financial
situation.
1
Ameriprise Financial: “Brief: Election 2016 Volatility,
Velocity and Voting.” June 14, 2016. Compiled by Steven
V. Soranno, CFA, CAIA, Vice President, Director of Equity
Research, Investment Research Group.
2
CNBC: “Why markets tend to fall
during a presidential election year.” Jan.
13, 2016. By Bryan Borzykowski. http://
www.cnbc.co m/20 1 6 / 0 1/1 3 / why -
m a r k e t s - t e n d - to- f a l l - d u r i n g - a -
presidential-election-year.html.
Daniel Covell, CRPC®,
is a Financial Advisor
and Vice President with
Ameriprise Financial
Services, Inc. in West
Creek, NJ. He specializes
in fee-based financial planning and asset
management strategies and has been in
practice for 15 years. To contact him,
call (609) 318-8000 x2. RM Financial
Management, a financial advisory
practice of Ameriprise Financial
Services, Inc. 1064 S main Street, Suite
1A, West Creek NJ 08092.
Resident Club Village 5
Flea Market
Come out to our Flea Market
on November 19th from 8:30am to
1:00pm.to see what you have been
missing out on. 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. We have a flea market
every third Saturday of every month.
Our next one is December
17th from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm. If you
are interested in renting a table the
cost is $10.00 per table. Please call
Dennis @ 732-350-0739.
Ecumenical Thanksgiving
Worship Service
Whiting United Methodist Church, 55 Lacey Road,
will host an Ecumenical Thanksgiving Worship Service on
Wednesday, November 23 at 2 p.m.
Four Whiting congregations are sponsoring an
Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service. There will be a
combined choir. All members, friends, and anyone else
who are interested in expressing their gratitude to God for
the blessings in our lives is invited to attend this service.
The sponsoring churches are Christ Lutheran
Church, Community Reformed Church, St. Stephens
Episcopal Church, and Whiting United Methodist Church.
If you have any questions about this event call the
church office at 732-350-6878.
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Jenkinson's Aquarium November
Events
Sunday, November 6
th
9:30-11:00am--Behind the Scenes
Tour--Discover what goes on behind the scenes at our
aquarium while you tour the building from top to bottom!
Pre-registration & sneakers are required. Ages 5 and up
only. $15 Adults. $10 Children.
Friday, November 18
th
7:00-8:45pm--Painting a, b, sea!
Join us for a family paint party! For ages 10 to adult
(Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an
adult). $40.00 per participant. Pre-registration is required.
Call 732-899-1659 to register. Space is limited.
Saturday, November 19
th
: 9:00-10:00am--Animal
Adventures: Sharks--This series of programs is designed
for those budding animal lovers. Come learn all about our
sharks, hear a story and make a toothy friend to take home.
Pre-registration & sneakers are required. $10.00 per
child per session. Ages 5-10.
SEA OF LIGHTS
Enjoy the holiday season at Jenkinson’s Aquarium!
Take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle by walking
through different holiday themed areas and viewing our
galleries at your own pace. Make a craft and bring your
camera to capture this special family experience.
Sweet Shop, Aquarium Gift Shop and Pavilion
Arcade will also be open. Additional activities will take
place in the pavilion. New for 2017 Jenkinson’s
Boardwalk Gift Cards!
Friday, December 16; Saturday, December 17; Monday,
December 26; Tuesday, December 27;Wednesday,
December 28 from 6:00pm 9:00pm $7 per person / All
Ages (Not included with daily admission and no coupons.)
Jenkinson’s Aquarium is open daily. Aquarium hours are
9:30 am 5:00 pm Monday through Friday and 10:00 am
5:00 pm Saturday and Sunday. Admission prices are $11
for adults, $7.00 for children ages 3-12, children 2 and un-
der are free, and seniors 62 and up are $7.00. Call 732- 899
-1659 for more information or visit www.jenkinsons.com/
aquarium on the web.
Resident Club Village 5 Dance
Come out to our Nov 4th dance at Village 5, 325
Schoolhouse Rd, Whiting, Music by " Tommy Dee" Our
dance is from 7pm to 11 pm. Tickets are $7.00 in advance
and $8.00 at the door. They can be purchased every
Tuesday`s from 11 am to noon at Hilltop clubhouse, 325
Schoolhouse Rd, Whiting. We supply set-up drinks, bottled
water, snack, dessert, coffee, Tea. Call Debbie @ 201-618-
8514 to reserve your tickets or table.
Addictions Groups
A weekly group meets Tuesdays at 4:15 and
Thursday at 5:30 pm at the Journey to Wellness Center, 226
Route 37 West Unit #14, Toms River. Topics change
weekly; posted online using Facebook: Mental Health
Association in Ocean County - JTW. Call 732-914-1546.
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Website Checkup: Cures for Lack of
Leads & Sales
Is your website
generating little or zero
sales? If so, you are
obviously missing out on
some serious
opportunities to grow
your business. Building a
website is not one those
“if you build it they will
come” sort of things.
Getting the website up and running is just the first part in
attracting leads online. If your website is not working for
you, try these things.
1. Clarity is key.
When Internet users visit your website, right away they
should be able to tell what kind of business you have and
what you do. There shouldn’t be any guessing and
confusion on the user’s part.
2. Engage, engage, engage.
Your website needs to pull visitors in and engage them be it
with clever copy, catchy images, or hard to look away from
videos. According to HubSpot, shoppers who view video
are 1.18x more likely to purchase than non-viewers.
3. Save the jargon for internal communications.
Your website needs to have copy that speaks the language
of your target audience. While certain words may make
sense in your industry and among staff, they may leave
prospects feeling confused. Get rid of any jargon. Often-
times, we are so deep into our industries that what does not
come across as jargon to us does to others, therefore, it’s
always a good idea to get an outsider’s perspective; ask a
friend to review your website and tell you what they think.
4. Test page loading times.
In my recent Huffington Post article I noted: 40 percent of
Internet users abandon a web page if it takes more than
three seconds to load. There are tools like Pingdom and
WebPageTest that you can use to test loading times. Often-
times coding structure and high media bandwidth can slow
down webpages.
5. Create valuable content.
This goes back to tip No. 2, engaging. When creating
content, consider the needs of your target audience. Sure,
you have products and/or services to sell, but how you
portray those offerings is key. Speak to more than just
features. Talk up value. Why should people care about what
you are offering? What sets your products and services apart
from the competition?
6. Find out what the problems are first hand and solve
them.
If you can’t find anything wrong with your website, go
straight to your existing customers. Ask them to review
your website and give you feedback. Perhaps in return for
their time you can reward them with a gift certificate.
Getting feedback can be small scale sending out online
surveys. Survey Monkey is my favorite survey tool a basic
plan that allows for 10 questions and 100 responses is free
to use. If you have the resources for it, on a larger scale you
could hold a focus group.
7. Checkout needs to be seamless.
According to Forbes, shopping cart abandonment is as high
as 80 percent! The same Forbes article also noted that
“annoyed at complicated checkout process” is the No. 1
reason people abandon their shopping carts. Here are some
ways to improve your checkout process, as suggested by the
writer:
Make checkout mobile friendly. AdWeek noted that
55 percent of people in a Facebook study said they
buy via mobile because of its convenience while 55
percent said they would be more likely to shop online
if they could do so across more devices.
Use a progress indicator it shows the stage the
buyer is at during the checkout process.
Be generous with payment options. PayPal is
desirable to a lot of consumers but as a business, it’s
not always the most cost efficient option. In being
generous with your payment options allow consumers
to pay by various credit cards: Visa, MasterCard,
Discover, and American Express. If you are not
interested in taking credit cards because of credit card
processing expenses, check out companies like Red
Bank based Priority Payments Local for cost savings.
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WHILE YOUR HOME OR ON VACATION
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Continued from Page 28 ~ Website Checkup: Cures for
Lack of Leads & Sales
If you are still having problems with your website, feel free
to shoot me an email at marisasanfilippo@gmail.com.
Marisa Sanfilippo is a journalist turned
award-winning marketing professional who
has more than six years experience
developing and executing marketing
campaigns for small and medium sized
businesses. Her work has been featured on
Huffington Post, Social Media Today,
Business.com, Patch, and other publications.
Volunteers Needed to Assist with Filing
Taxes for the 2016 Tax Season
FREE Income Tax preparation is available to
anyone who need help filing Federal and New Jersey taxes,
with special attention given to seniors.
Additional volunteers are needed to work in the
program and to help in the preparation of electronically filed
tax returns. Volunteers must attend approximately 3 days of
training during December and 6 days during January, from
9am to 3pm. Volunteers are required to be available, at
least, one-half day weekly from February 1 to April 15,
2017.
This is an AARP program in cooperation with the
IRS and the NJ Division of Taxation. If you are interested
in VOLUNTEERING or need more information: call 609-
294-0730, Southern Ocean County area/Lanoka Harbor to
Little Egg Harbor and Long Beach Island; 732-928-8025,
Northern Ocean County; or 732-569-5167, Western Ocean
County.
Jersey Shore Comic Book Show
The Jersey Shore Comic Book Show returns to
Toms River on Sunday, November 20, 10 am to 4pm at Elks
Lodge, 600 Washington Street, corner of Clifton Avenue.
With over 20 artists, writers and creators of comic
books including Tom Scloendorn, Mackenzie Rose Hawk,
Joe del Beato (G.I. Joe), Eric Cooper (Knight Seeker) and
Isaiah Puga (Jagged). Also vendors with old and new comic
books, trading cards, toys, posters, movies and crafts.
Featuring action groups in costume. Wear your own
costume for $1.00 off admission.
Raffles and door prizes throughout the day.
Costume contest at 2 pm. Admission $5.00, but children
under 12 admitted free. For more information, call 609-242
-7756 or visit jerseyshorecomicbookshow.com.
Annual Christmas Bazaar
Annual Christmas Bazaar will be held Saturday,
November 5, 2016 from 9am 2pm at the Waretown United
Methodist Church, 27 Bryant Rd., Waretown… featuring
Christmas Décor, Attic Treasures, Baked Goods, Handmade
Items, Light Breakfast & Lunch. Vendorstables available
on a “first-come/first served” basis with a $15 per table. To
reserve a table or for information, call Dot at 609-698-4161.
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For Whom the Bell Tolls
Mark R. Vogel
foodforthoughtonline.net
Three decades ago, before cooking school, while
working on a psychiatric unit, I was engaged in a
conversation with one of the schizophrenic patients about
his vegetable garden. He mentioned that he grew bell
peppers. Being completely culinarily and horticulturally
ignorant at the time, I thought that green and red bell
peppers were two entirely different plants. The patient
chuckled at my naiveté and explained that red bell peppers
were simply green ones that had ripened. He may have
been psychotic, but I was the one out of touch with reality.
Bell peppers, like all peppers, belong to a large
group of plants known as the nightshade family, which also
includes potatoes, tomatoes, and eggplant. Bell peppers are
in the same genus as hot peppers, but bell peppers have a
recessive gene that eliminates their capsaicin, the substance
that gives hot peppers their heat.
Bell peppers originated in South America around
five thousand BC. Bell and hot peppers were a mainstay in
the native populations’ diet for millennia. Columbus is
credited with bringing them back to Spain, where they were
incorporated into the cuisine. Because of their adaptability,
bell peppers could be planted in a greater range of climates.
This further expedited their assimilation into the culinary
profile of numerous other cultures.
Bell peppers, so named for their bell shape, are
also known as sweet peppers. They possess a thick, sweet,
and juicy flesh. They come in a rainbow of colors including
green, red, yellow, orange, purple, black, white, and striped.
The green and the purple tend to be the least sweet; almost
slightly bitter, while the yellow, orange, and especially the
red, are the sweetest. The green however, are almost always
the cheapest.
Bell peppers are available year long, although they
are most abundant in August and September. California and
Florida lead the way in domestic production. Choose
peppers that have a firm, shiny skin, free of wrinkles,
blemishes or soft spots. Store in the fridge in a bag for no
more than a week. Bell peppers are high in vitamins C and
A, but also contain B vitamins, calcium, iron, phosphorous,
niacin, fiber, and beta-carotene.
There are innumerable ways of using bell peppers.
They are amenable to a wide variety of cooking methods,
but the dry heat methods (sautéing, grilling, broiling,
baking, etc.), produce the most intense flavor. Bell peppers
can be julienned or chopped, and sautéed solo or in
combination with any number of other vegetables. They’re
good in salads and crudité platters where they add not only a
crunchy texture, but a dazzling array of eye-catching colors.
They can be stuffed and baked, pureed into a sauce, finely
chopped into salsas and chutneys, or dried and ground into a
powder. Once pureed, or dried and ground, they can be
incorporated in multifarious preparations such as pasta,
bread dough, vegetable dishes, risotto, rice pilaf,
mayonnaise, vinaigrettes, and more. To dry bell peppers,
remove the seeds and stem, cut into strips and place them
into a two hundred degree oven overnight. When dry, grind
them in a spice grinder.
Peppers are frequently roasted first to remove their
skins. If you add large pieces of bell pepper to a dish and
cook them, the skins will become detached. The fibrous
skins will infiltrate your dish, making it taste like you
sprinkled it with tiny magazine clippings. Removing the
skins first via roasting eschews this problem. Moreover,
roasting the peppers intensifies their flavor. Remember, the
roasted peppers will not need to be cooked as long as raw
ones.
To roast peppers place them on a pan just
underneath a fully heated broiler. As they turn black, rotate
them. Or cut the peppers down their shoulders, (where the
curved edges meet), and remove the seeds and stems to
produce flat wedges. Place these pieces under the broiler
and you needn’t worry about turning them. Peppers can
also be roasted on top of the stove by simply placing them
directly on a gas burner, or on the grill. Finally, they can
also be briefly dropped in hot oil to detach the skin. Once
roasted, place them in a sealed container to steep for a few
minutes. This will facilitate the skin’s removal.
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BELL PEPPER COUSCOUS
The different colored peppers in this recipe add a
bright dimension for the eyes as well as the taste buds.
Half a red bell pepper, finely diced
Half an orange bell pepper, finely diced
Olive oil, as needed.
2 tablespoon butter
2 cups chicken broth
12 oz couscous
Salt and pepper to taste
Sauté the peppers in olive oil and butter until just
soft. Meanwhile, bring the broth to a boil. Add the
couscous, salt, and pepper to the bell peppers and sauté for
another minute or two. Pour the boiling water over the
couscous, cover, turn off the heat and let stand for five min-
utes. Fluff the couscous with a fork, taste for additional salt
and pepper, and serve.
Annual Crestwood Craft Show
The Annual Crestwood Craft Show will be held at
Fernwood Hall, 1 Falmouth Avenue, Village VII, Whiting
on Saturday, November 12 from 9am to 3pm. Over the
years, our shows have grown to be one of the finest craft
shows in the area. There will be a wide variety of crafts
offered by over 50 of the most talented crafters
participating. Come visit our show, do your holiday
shopping, you will find gifts for everyone on your list, and
remember to treat yourself to something special.
Admission and parking are always free and our
clubhouse is handicap accessible. Our kitchen will be open
for breakfast and lunch. If you are interested in being in our
show, you must be 50 years old or older. For information,
please call Pat at 732-849-0811.
Help Surviving the Holidays at Whiting
United Methodist Church
Ginny Samuel will be at Whiting United Methodist
Church to help anyone who is having trouble surviving the
holidays. Grief is one of the most painful and difficult things
we face in life and it can be especially difficult during the
holiday season. The happiness around us can turn into a
chorus of loud noises that all remind us that our loved one is
gone and that we are left to face life without him or her by
our side. We wonder if we will ever truly be able to celebrate
the holidays -- or life -- again. On Monday, November 7
from 1:00 to 3:00 PM we will gather to talk about both how
difficult and isolating grief can be at this time of year, and
how the rich storehouse of our religious heritage and
resources can help us to face and even celebrate the deepest
message of the holidays, namely, that God is still with us and
is still a resurrecting God. We will share our stories, read
some passages of scripture, sing some beloved hymns and
experience together a lifting of our spirits by the Holy Spirit.
I hope you will join us at 55 Lacey Road in Whiting. All are
welcome. Questions, call church office at 732-350-6878.
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November Programs at the Berkeley
Branch of the Ocean County Library
November 5-12, 9-5pm, Autumn Scavenger Hunt-- Drop
in anytime this week to find all the autumn things hidden in
the library and win a small prize. Ages 3-12.
November 17, 4-5pm, Wolf Tales-- Practice your reading
skills with a trained therapy dog. Perfect for beginning
readers and up. REG
November 28, 2-6:45pm, American Red Cross Blood
Drive-- Please consider taking about an hour of your time to
replenish our blood supply. Appointments are
preferred. To make an appointment call the Berkeley
Branch or contact the Red Cross at 1-800-GIVE LIFE
The Berkeley branch is located at 30 Station Road in
Bayville, NJ 08721. Information about these events can be
found online at www.theoceancountylibrary.org or by
phone at 732-269-2144.
Crestwood Village IV Get Together
Club
Nov. 16-- Meet up at FORTION Buffet, Rt. 37 at 6:30.
Registration is required; Mondays 10-11 and 5-6
Nov. 18, 5pm-- My Big Fat Greek Wedding II--We will
be serving a meatloaf dinner at 5 pm and the movie will
start at 6 pm, the cost is $6.00; movie only, $2.00. As usual
we will have coffee and cake.
Dec.-- No Meeting
Jan. 18--Pizza Party--Free to Members; Non Member
Guests $6.00;ticket required.
Tickets will be available Mondays 10-11 and 5-6 If you
have any questions, please call Jerry 732-350-0230 ext.
15. The tickets are sold on Mondays 10-11 am and 5-6 pm.
Bereavement Support Group
Dr. Anthony Lipari, FCM will give
the presentation and have group discussion with a
question and answer session. Social time with
refreshments follows. Meeting are held in Deerfield Hall,
Crestwood Village VI, 6 Congasia Rd., Whiting from 1-3
in the D & E room. Everyone is welcome not just Village
VI residents. The schedule for the rest of this session is
November 18th, due to Thanksgiving and December 16th
due to Christmas.
Remember
to VOTE
on
November 8, 2016!!!
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Volunteers Needed to Help at Blood
Drives in Ocean and Monmouth
Counties
NJ Blood Services, which supplies blood to 60
hospitals throughout the state, is in need of volunteers to
work blood drives in Ocean and Monmouth Counties,
especially in the Toms River area. The blood service
volunteer is an integral member of our collection team.
Your tasks would be to assist donors with registration,
watch them in canteen for post donation reactions, and how
to respond to their needs. A blood service volunteer should
have the ability to relate to the public, be able to perform
different jobs as needed, and have the willingness to follow
the rules. For additional information contact, Manager of
Community Relations, Jan Zepka at 732-616-8741.
Joey Arminio & "The Family"
Performances from "The AC 500 Club"
Joey Arminio & "The Family" Performances from
"The AC 500 Club" Music, Comedy & Impressions
Presented by CONTACT of Ocean & Monmouth Counties.
Enjoy a luscious 3-course lunch and wonderful
show packed with entertainment featuring Joey Arminio &
"The Family" highlighting the sounds of Sinatra, Dino, Jerry
& Bobby Darin. Plus boutique vendors for Holiday
shopping, door prizes, 50/50 raffles and great mini gift
auction. Sat., Nov. 19, 2016, 10:00 to 3:30PM, Woodlake
Country Club, 25 New Hampshire Ave, Lakewood,
NJ. $48 donation includes show & luncheon.
Proceeds benefit CONTACT of Ocean &
Monmouth Counties, the nonprofit 24/7 Crisis & Suicide
Prevention Hotline. Doors open at 10:00AM. Must be 18
or older to attend.
For tickets & information call CONTACT (732)
240-6104 or mail check to P.O. Box 1121, Toms River, NJ
08754.
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Remember Our Troops On Veterans
Day
By Freeholder Deputy Director Gerry P. Little
As Veterans Day, November 11
th
approaches, I ask
all Ocean County residents to join me in remembering those
brave men and women that have worn, and continue to
wear, the uniforms of the United States Armed Forces.
First celebrated as Armistice Day to mark the end
of World War I on November 11, 1918, Veterans Day now
honors all American Veterans from the Revolutionary War
thru the ongoing War on Terror.
For nearly 250 years our veterans have fought and
sacrificed in the name of freedom. Since their inception, our
United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and
Merchant Marine services have been a force for liberation.
Our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines haven
been tasked not only with protecting our nation, but with
freeing other countries from tyranny.
In the history of the world, no armed forces have
played such an important role in bringing freedom to others.
We as Americans should take great pride in our fighting
men and women.
And the fight for freedom continues even today.
We now have more than 5,300 troops in Iraq,
fighting against the evil Islamic terrorists of ISIS. Our
young men and women are also playing a vital role in
suppressing tyranny in Syria.
From the Persian Gulf to North Korea, our United
States military is prepared to protect our interests, and the
interests of our friends and allies around the globe.
And our military stands ready, no matter whom or
what the enemy may be.
In late 2014 Army personnel, with assistance from
Navy Seabees and Marines, were sent to West Africa to
fight a killer, a killer more threatening and more
unpredictable than any terrorist group.
Nearly 2,700 of our troops from the elite 101
st
Airborne Division, a veteran of Normandy and countless
other battles, this time fought not against a nation or group,
but against a disease Ebola.
They brought with them the equipment and the
expertise to fight an epidemic and save countless lives. For
four months they defended against an enemy they could not
see. But they could see the effects of the deadly outbreak as
whole communities were ravaged by the disease.
As they have so many times in the past, our men
and women placed themselves in harm’s way so others
might be safe.
Again I invite all of our residents to pause for a
moment or two on Friday, November 11
th
to remember
those who have served and those who continue to serve
today.
I also invite everyone to attend the annual Toms
River Veteran’s Day Parade along Main Street to
Washington Streets and Town Hall.
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It's Back! Five Chambers of Commerce
Mega Business Expo
Toms River-Ocean County Chamber of Commerce
along with Brick Township, Lakewood, Point Pleasant &
Point Pleasant Beach Chambers of Commerce, invite you to
join them for Five Chambers of Commerce Mega Business
Expo at Martell’s Tiki Bar, on the boardwalk in Point Pleas-
ant Beach, Thursday, November 17 from 5:30 7:30 p.m.
6’ display tables available for $199.00 on first
reserved basis to Chamber members only. Activities at the
event include buffet, give a ways, door prizes and cash bar.
This event is free of charge and open to the public. Please
register for a table online: http://tomsriverchamber.com/
news-events.html
"Too Much Stuff?" & "Enough
Stuff" Meetings
For people who want to clean up to those living
with overwhelming clutter, "Too Much Stuff?" group will
help individuals understand why people acquire/hold on to
too many possessions and learn ways to support a healthier
lifestyle. The meetings are 1 pm on the first and third
Wednesdays of each month. "Enough Stuff" meetings are 1
pm on the third Wednesday of each month. Participants are
family members of individuals who are finders/keepers
(formerly known as people living with hoarding disorder).
Coping strategies, resources, education and other topics are
covered. Meetings are at the Mental Health Association in
Atlantic County, 4 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Suite 8,
Galloway. No cost to attend. Call Carolyn at 609 652-3800
ext. 303 or cquinn@mhanj.org.
331 Wheaton Ave.
Bayville
732-269-5690
www.ECCBayville.org
Sunday Worship: 8:30 & 10 am
Wed. Night Awana & Youth Group
6:15 pm
VILLAGE LUTHERAN CHURCH
701 Western Boulevard, Lanoka Harbor
609-693-1333
www.villagelutheranchurch.net
ST. STEPHEN’S
EPISCOPAL CHURCH
367 Route 9, Waretown, NJ
Phone: 609-698-8561
Sunday Services: 8 & 10 a.m.
Church School: 9:45 a.m.
The Rev. Terry Lee Martin, Rector
saintstephenswaretown.org
LACEY CHRISTIAN
ASSEMBLY
“A Spirit-Filled Bible Believing
Church!”
JOHN CARHART, PASTOR
(609) 693-6228
Sunday Worship 10 AM
Please Inquire for Home Bible Studies
2206 Lacey Road, Forked River
(APPOX. 4 MILES WEST OF GSP)
Crossbridge Community
Church of Ocean County
120 North Main Street
Village Green Shopping Center, Forked River, NJ
609-549-1213
Worship Service 10:30 AM
Sunday School 9:15 AM
Proclaiming the Forgiveness of Jesus Christ
Rev. Dr. Lou Saldiveri, Pastor
www.crossbridgeofocean.org
Forked River
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Rev. Dr. Terry L. Chapman
131 North Main Street,
Forked River, NJ 08731
Sunday Worship 10 AM
Sunday School 10 AM
www.forkedriverpres.org
609-693-5624
COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN
CHURCH
541 LIBERTY WAY
LANOKA HARBOR
WORSHIP SERVICE
10:30 AM
Sunday Bible School at 9:30 AM
communitychristianchurchnj.org
609-242-3740
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CHURCH DIRECTORY
Sept-June Worship
Saturday: 5:30PM
Sunday: 9AM &
11AM
Sunday School: 9AM
Summer Worship
starts 6/19/16
Saturday: 5:30PM
Sunday: 8:30AM
& 10AM
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Travel Bocce Club Village 5 Trips
November 13-18, 2016--Biltmore Estates & Asheville,
NC, 6 Days 5 Nights. Motorcoach transportation; 5 nights
lodging including 3 consecutive nights in the Ashville area;
8 Meals: 5 Breakfasts and 3 Dinners; GUIDED TOUR OF
ASHEVILLE, NC; Full day visit to the BILTMORE
ESTATES GUIDED; Drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway;
visit to the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center. For more
pictures, video and information visit:
www.GroupTrips.com/TheTravelBocceClub. Cost: Double
$520pp Single $670 Triple $500Deposit of $75.00 due upon
sign-up.
December 8-9, 2016--Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
Delaware National Guard Holiday Concert
Leaving from Carmona Bolen`s , 66 Lacey Rd Whiting.
Package Includes: Overnight Stay at Dover Downs Hotel &
Casino; $30.00 Free Slot Play Delaware National Guard
Holiday Concert ( Please bring a can good item ); Breakfast
Buffet; Gratuity; Baggage Handling & Tax; Deluxe
Motorcoach Transportation Cost: $135.00 Double $175.00
Single NON-REFUNDABLE
Wednesday, May 10, 2017--Sight & Sound To See
Jonah, Package Includes: Show Ticket to " Jonah",
Smorgasbord at Shady Maple, Deluxe Round-Trip
Motorcoach Transportation. Cost: $115.00pp
NON-REFUNDABLE Deposit $25.00 due upon
sign-up; 9:00am Depart for Lancaster, PA leaving from
Hilltop Clubhouse, 325 Schoolhouse Rd, Whiting 11:30
am Lunch at Shady Maple where you will select from 140
feet of delicious smorgasbord options, all prepared in the
traditional Pennsylvania Dutch way. ( You will have some
time for shopping at Shady Maple after meal); 2:30pm
Depart for Sight & Sound`s Millennium Theatre; 3:00pm
"Jonah" begins;5:30pm Approximate Departure for home
comfort/dinner stop (optional); 8:45pm Approximate return
time.
May 15 -- 19, 2017--Ottawa & Thousand Islands (Must
Have A Passport) "come to Canada`s beautiful national
capital "; 5 Days --- 4 Nights. Package Includes: 3
Nights lodging in Ottawa; 1 Night lodging in Thousand
Island Region; 4 Breakfasts; 3 Dinners, including 2 Dinners
in Ottawa & 1 dinner in Thousand Island Region; Guided
tour of Ottawa; Tour of Parliament Hill; Visit to colorful
Byward Market; Canadian Museum of Nature; Thousand
Island sightseeing Boat Cruise, including visit to Boldt
Castle; Souvenir gift; All taxes and meal, bus driver and
guides gratuities included; Motorcoach transportation. Non-
Refundable. Cost: $609.00 Double $808.00 Single $75.00
deposit is due upon sign-up
June 2nd to June 12th 2017--Mount Rushmore and the
Black Hills of South Dakota, Transportation on
Top-quality motorcoach with at least 54 seats that is
restroom and video equipped; 10 nights lodging including 4
consecutive nights in South Dakota; 18 meals including: 10
breakfasts and 8 dinners; visit to the amazing Crazy Horse
Memorial; visit to the spectacular Badlands National Park;
tour of Wildlife Loop Road at Custer State Park; admission
to the Unique Journey Museum; guided tour of Deadwood,
plus gaming at a Deadwood Casino. Cost of the this
wonderful trip: Double: $1015pp Single: $1375pp Triple:
$995pp; deposit of $75.00 is due upon sign-up; no refunds
unless trip is cancelled. Trip insurance is available upon
request. Bus stops every 2 1/2 hour for rest stop break.
September 22 - October 2, 2017--San Antonio, TX--11
Days 10 Nights, Incredible Price Includes: Motorcoach
transportation; 10 Nights lodging, including 4 consecutive
nights in the San Antonio area; 18 meals: 10 breakfasts and
8 dinners; Guided Tour of San Antonio; Cruise at San
Antonio`s famous River Walk District; Visit to the institute
of Texan Cultures and San Antonio Missions; Tour of the
LBJ Ranch; Visit to the famous ALAMO and
IMAX Theater presentation: "Alamo...The Price of
Freedom". For more pictures, video and information visit:
www.GroupTrips.com/The Travel. Cost: Double:
$925 Single: $1295 Triple: $905; A $75.00 due upon
sign-up. Non-Refundable.
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noon at Hilltop Clubhouse, 325 Schoolhouse Rd ,Whiting.
Call Debbie @ 201-618-8514 or Lorraine @ 732-642-2917.
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Your November 2016 Horoscope
by Mary Silvernail Psychic Astrologer
For a Personal Reading call 609-242-3900
For entertainment purposes only
ARIES March 21/April 20
A friend or associate brings you luck, especially at the time
of the Sagittarius New Moon on the 29
th
. Don’t go for
broke, but do take a chance.
TAURUS April 21/May 21
With the Taurus Full Moon on the 14th everything you have
been working on for the past year is coming to fulfillment.
Now you can reap the benefits and ENJOY!!!
GEMINI May22/June 21
A change of career is in your stars this month, dear Gemini.
Reach for the stars and you will obtain your goal. Go for it!
CANCER June 22/July 22
A new love has been lurking in the shadows. Many new
opportunities that had been hidden will come to light after
mid-month. Enjoy!
LEO July 23/August 23
Your confidence and desirability have met an all time high.
Go out there and join the party. Live, love and aspire. The
universe is smiling down on you.
VIRGO August 24/September 22
The third week of this month brings a tremendous shift in
the way you view the world.
Your spirituality is enhanced to an all time high. Just fly
with it.
LIBRA September 23/October 23
With the focus in your astrological chart on money,
anything you touch now turns to gold. Stop wavering over
decisions and make a choice.
SCORPIO October 24/November 22
Happy Birthday, Scorpio! This is your month to shine. An
opportunity will arise with wonderful new beginnings for
you.
SAGITTARIUS November 23/December 21
Romance is in your stars this month, lucky Sag! However,
you must look at all the details concerning any given
situation, so as to not miss anything that may cause a
problem later.
CAPRICORN December 22/January 20
A friend or associate has important information regarding
your career. Listen closely to details that may reveal what
was previously hidden. Be careful with your spending
habits.
AQUARIUS January 21/February 18
Your hard work and dedication have been noticed. Expect
monetary rewards to come your way. A trip abroad can be
both relaxing and beneficial. Bon voyage!
PISCES - February 19/March 20
Expect a spiritual awakening at the time. What was dark
now becomes light. What was hidden is now abundantly
clear especially after Neptune turns direct on the 20
th
.
Expect better communications.
Special Planetary Aspects for November 2016:
Happy Birthday, Scorpio! Scorpio is the eighth sign of the
zodiac with Pluto as its ruler. Although some astrologers
argue that Mars is the ruler. The colors black, deep red and
violet are associated with the sign of Scorpio. Tiger’s eye
and malachite are Scorpio’s gems. Scorpios are instinctive,
magnetic people. They are intense and focused. Scorpios
may be accused of being too obsessive and secretive. They
can be cold to strangers, but have very intense bonds with
their loved ones. When a Scorpio loves, they love all the
way. If you wrong a Scorpio, they may appear to forgive on
the surface, but will carry the injustice to their grave. They
are also highly intuitive people.
The brilliant Super Full Moon of Taurus on November 14
gives us the opportunity to see things in a new light. This
SuperMoon is the third of four Full Moons in a row where
the Moon is at perigee, its closest approach to the Earth,
intensifying its tugs on tides, tectonic plates and our psyches
as well. This is the time that we will see our rewards of
transformation.
Neptune turns direct on November 20, clearing the delusion
and fog from our brains.
With the Sagittarius New Moon on November 29 it will
offer us the opportunity to discard outdated beliefs and
discern our own markers for progress, truth and fulfillment.
“You must master a new way to think before you can master
a new way to be.” (Marianne Williamson)
Many Bright Blessings of Light & Love,
~ Mary Silvernail, ACI, RMT ~
For your personal Psychic Astrology Reading
call Mary Silvernail at 609-242-3900
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Attention All Marines
If you served in the U.S. Marine Corps we'd like to
make contact with you. The Southern Ocean Marines is
assembling a directory of the Globe and Anchor
brotherhood who live in Southern Ocean County.
There are no dues or formal meetings and you
won't be asked to contribute to causes. What is intended is
that you will be advised of occasional Marine Corps
activities taking place in the area.
Parents feel free to send info on your son or
daughter currently serving on active duty.
Send e-mail with name, address, rank/grade, MOS
and years in the Corps to Doug Rattazzi, Officer in Charge
at: SOMarines@comcast.net. Semper Fi.
Wellness Workshop
A weekly workshop designed for participants to
work on recovery, wellness, triggers, tools and other topics
related to mental health will begin 5:45 pm Tuesday,
November 1. A nationally recognized series called Wellness
Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), the class will offered by the
Mental Health Association in Ocean County, 226 Rte. 37
West, Suite 6. To apply for WRAP, call or email Mike at
848 480-0905 or mleotis@mhanj.org.
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Party Place Celebrates 1 Year
Anniversary
By Jennifer L. Grazioso
Party Place Cafe located in Forked River
celebrated their one year anniversary this October. Gary,
owner and long time resident of Lacey Township, along
with his daughter, saw a need for a business that provided a
warm friendly atmosphere serving great food as well as the
ability to hold parties and events.
Party Place Cafe welcomed a new chef, Shelly,
with over 20 years experience in the food industry. She
started out at Carroll's Restaurant in Manahawkin and then
spent 8 years at Coffaro's, an Italian American Restaurant in
New Brunswick. After which, she served as a sous chef at
Upper Crust in Flemington for 6 years. She then spent 3
combined at Lacey Elks and Lacey Diner.
Shelly is excited to share her eclectic food
experiences here at Party Place Cafe. She loves to make
sure each customer has a wonderful meal whether they are
looking for something on the light-side or something little
more rich and decadent.
Shelly enjoys adding a "twist" to the typical menu
items. Such as an Egg Salad BLT which usually has lettuce,
however, Shelly's is an Egg Salad BST...with Bacon
Spinach and Tomato on a croissant. Another example, is
her Crust less Quiche using zucchini for the crust; making
the item paleo and gluten free.
Party Place Cafe offers Meals to Go, easily
prepared, fully cooked, served in microwavable containers.
Each meal comes with a soup or a salad and a side for only
$7.99. Currently they are running a special: Buy 3 Meals to
Go and get one free. These are great for those nights you
are don't feel like cooking; just spent the day at work and
afternoon on the field cheering your children on at soccer or
filed hockey; or for those who are on their own. Some of
the choices are: Chicken Parmigiana, Stuffed Peppers,
Shrimp Scampi, or Penne Pasta with Meatballs or Sausage.
Did you know that Party Place offers catering?
Well, they DO! They will cater on or off-site. They have
sandwich platters, wraps, you name it...a fully customizable
menu for your special occasion. Remember when I said
Chef Shelly likes to put a "Twist" on things? Well, it
doesn't stop in the restaurant, she does it for catering as
well. For example, we have all had Chicken Francaise.
Shelly makes Chicken Francaise stuffed! Stuffed with
spinach, mushrooms and garlic...mmmmm. Also, she does
these egg rolls: Irish Corn Beef, Cheesesteak and Sausage
and Peppers. Are you thinking what I'm thinking...Holiday
Party?
Remember to keep in mind that Party Place Cafe
hosts Birthday Parties as well, so you can enjoy your party,
plus we do all the clean up! They have a huge array of
themes for you and your child to pick from; super heroes,
princess, etc. Their most popular ones are "Be a Chef",
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Continued from Page 40 ~ Party Place Celebrates 1 Year
Anniversary
"Decorate a Cupcake" and the "Painting Parties" themes.
There are many add-ons such as a jump house, pony rides
and the rock wall. The parties start at $12.99 per child.
So come on in and visit ...give a warm welcome to
Shelly.
Check out Facebook for their Daily Special. Party
Place is located at 212 Lacey Road, Forked River; right next
to the Goddard School; 609-242-2233. Their hours are
Monday to Friday 7am to 6pm; breakfast and lunch on
Sundays.
See their ad on page 41 for more menu items from
breakfast and lunch.
Learn About Signs of a Stroke at
AtlantiCare Program
Rob Szapor, Neurosciences program manager of
AtlantiCare, will discuss knowing the signs and symptoms
of a stroke on Friday, Nov. 11 at noon at Stockton
University’s Manahawkin Instructional Site.
Szapor, who holds a Master of Business Administration
degree, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and is also an RN,
will speak at the Lunch & Lunch program at 712 E. Bay
Ave., Manahawkin, N.J. The program is free and open to
the public, and lunch will be provided.
Please call AtlantiCare at 1-888-569-1000 to
register for this event.
For more information about classes and events at
Stockton University’s Manahawkin Instructional Site,
visit stockton.edu/manahawkin
Just Your Size Traditional Market
Basket Class
Mary May will teach your to make this classic
market basket, November 12 from 10 to 5pm, in your
choice of three sizes and different handle shapes! Sizes
include: Large which is 15” long, 7 wide, and 7” high,
Medium which is 13” long, 7” wide, and 6.5” high, and
small which is 11” long, 5wide, and 6” high. Materials fee
of $45 for large, $40 for medium, and $35 for small basket
payable to instructor the day of the class. Runners will also
be offered the day of the class, for an additional fee. Please
choose basket size when signing up for class.
Pre-registration is required by November 5, 2016.
Tuckerton Seaport, 120 West Main Street, Tuckerton;
www.tuckertonseaport.org.
Happy
Thanksgiving
from
The Forked River Gazette!
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Self Defense For All Ages
Barnegat Recreation Department is offering a
program for learning self defense for women and men of all
ages. Techniques do not require strength, only leverage and
balance for personal defense. The classes are given by a
renowned black belt instructors and are held on the 1st and
2nd Wednesday at 7:00-8:00pm at the Barnegat Recreation
Department, 900 W. Bay Ave. The price is $15.00 for 5-one
hour sessions. Pre-registration is required. Call 609-698-
0080 ext. 122 for information.
Waretown Library November Events
November 11, 2-3pm, Ocean County in WWI-- Join Tim
Hart from Ocean County Cultural and Heritage as he
discusses what impact WWI had on Ocean County. Please
register.
November 15, 3-4pm, OCL Puppet Show Players: Boris
and Bella-- Bella is a messy monster in Booville, her
neighbor is Boris who is tidy. What could bring them
together? A Halloween party! Please register.
November 18, 2-3, Jakes Branch presents Coyotes--
Wolves, coyotes, and foxes! We'll discuss the life, habits,
and importance of these creatures. Please Register.
These programs are free and open to the public. Please
register online at www.theoceancountylibrary.org or by
calling 609 693-5133.
Bus Trip To Hunterdon Hills Playhouse
Bus Trip To Hunterdon Hills Playhouse will be
held Tuesday, November 15, 2016 for lunch and their
Christmas Show, sponsored by Waretown United Methodist
Women. Bus leaves the back parking lot of Albert Music
Hall on Wells Mills Rd., Waretown, at 8:45am and will
return to Albert Music Hall at approximately 5:30pm. Cost:
$98 per person includes bus transportation, lunch, show, and
all gratuities. For reservations, call Jeanne at 609-693-4562.
OCC Plans Two Events (Nov 4 & Nov
11) To Recognize Veterans Day
On Friday, November 4 at 11:00 a.m., Gateway
Lecture Hall (Bldg #101 ), the Ocean County College
Governmental Affairs Institute will host Col. Martin F.
Klein (US ARMY), Deputy Commander, Joint Base
McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. Admission is free and open to the
public.
Col. Martin will present on Military Service,
Patriotism, and Honor of Service. His military service
began with the ROTC and his experience includes interna-
tional relief operations, support battalions, logistics, Army
reserves, Active Guard and Reserve ROTC Officer, Chief of
Operational Assessments J-5 (Strategy) United States
Forces-Iraq, among many other distinctions.
For information, contact Jennifer L. Barnes, Esq.,
College Lecturer II of Political Science and Coordinator of
the Governmental Affairs Institute at Ocean County
College. Call 732-255-0400, ext. 2536 or
email jbarnes@ocean.edu.
Ocean County College will commemorate
Veterans Day on Friday, November 11 at 12:00 noon, with
a Salute to Veterans held outside at the OCC Veterans
Memorial on the Main Campus Mall, College Drive, Toms
River. A reception will immediately follow in the College’s
Library Tower Room. (Note: In the event of rain, all
activities will remain at the Memorial.) The event is free
and open to the public.
Program includes:
· Special Guest Speaker from Joint Base McGuire-
Dix-Lakehurst;
· Dr. Jon H. Larson, OCC President;
· Color Guard, United States Marine Corps League,
Attachment 796, Toms River;
· OCC Concert Band;
· Rifle Squad, American Legion, Post 129, Toms
River; and
· Frank Richetti, United States Marine Corps
League, who will play “Taps.”
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Annual Christkindlmarkt
Tuckerton Seaport rolls out the holly for the
Annual Christkindlmarkt on December 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.
Christkindlmarkt will be a family fun three day event with
late night hours, celebrating the traditions of the season with
a Holiday Market and Craft Fair under a huge heated tent
and throughout the Seaport buildings. This year’s event will
feature New Jersey wines by Laurita Winery including their
Chocolate Therapy. Come jump start your holiday
shopping. Get in the holiday spirit with a horse drawn
wagon ride.
Interested in making your own holiday gifts or
decorations? Drop in to Master Basketmaker Mary May’s
Christmas Ornament Class on Saturday or Sunday. Classes
begin at 10am, 11am, 2pm, and 3pm with a fee of $15 for
members and $20 for nonmembers plus $7 for materials.
Students can come for two hours and make one stocking, or
stay all day and make more.
Featuring: Family Friendly Holiday Market &
Craft Fair; Festive Holiday Fare, including Hot Apple Cider
Wine & Hot Mulled Sangria from Laurita Winery; Live
Entertainment; Children’s Rides; Stock Up on Local Wines
for Your Upcoming Holiday Parties; Demonstrators
throughout the Seaport’s buildings; Bring a new unwrapped
toy and ride the Horse Drawn Wagon for free!
Tuckerton Seaport is located at 120 West Main
Street in historic Tuckerton and is open daily from 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Admission for this event is $5/person. Additional
parking will be available at Tip Seaman County Park. For
more information, please call 609-296-8868 or go
to www.TuckertonSeaport.org. Christkindlmarkt is funded
in part by a grant from the Ocean County Board of Chosen
Freeholders, Southern Ocean County Chamber of
Commerce, and the New Jersey Department of State,
Division of Travel and Tourism, www.visitnj.org.
Looking for a Few Good Men
The Cpl. William H Smith Detachment Marine
Corp League Of Lacey is looking for a FEW GOOD
MEN. The Marine Corps League is comprised of persons
who are serving or who have served honorably in the United
States Marine Corps this includes Navy Corpsman who
have trained and served with the Marine Corps.
We meet twice a month on the 2nd and 4th
Tuesday of every month at the VFW in Bayville NJ.
Interested individuals can contact Commandant Larry
Migliorisi at 732-797-0138 or Adjutant Bob Meola at 732-
674-7504. Semper Fi
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Far too many men ignore signs of poor health and
refuse to take action. By means of spreading awareness, we
are making moves and we need your help. This Movember,
we are asking men of all ages to grow a mo to help raise
awareness & provide HOPE for male patients battling a
cancer diagnosis. If growing a mo isn’t your forte, beards &
manes are eligible too. Ladies are welcome and encouraged
to get involved by collecting pledges and trimming their
tresses.
In recognition of this underlying problem, Swing
Graphics and David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation
have partnered to create “Shave The Date,” a one-time pop
up barbershop at East in Surf City, New Jersey. On
November 1, men & women are asked to document current
hairstyles on their social media channels with
#IShavedTheDate. Over the next month, they will grow out
their hair while collecting pledges in support of their
commitment for a No Shave November. On November 25,
2016, East will open its doors from 4-9pm to welcome
participants to receive a shave or haircut with pledges of
$50 or more. If you are unable to participate in the No
Shave aspect of this event, but would like to take advantage
of our popup barbershop, you are invited to make a donation
of $25 for a shave or cut & $35 for a combo. If you are
unable to attend the popup barbershop at East but would
still like to participate in the fundraising, we welcome you
to get involved simply utilize out pledge sheets & visit
your favorite barber to get the job done. Pledge sheets are
available for download at davidsdreamandbelieve.org.
Through David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation, all
proceeds from Shave The Date will be directed to male
patients battling a cancer diagnosis in need of financial
assistance.
“We are currently in a men’s health crisis. Men are
25% more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than women.
When learning this, I had to ask myself, ‘What do I know
about men’s health?’ I could barely even answer that
question. I suddenly realized that awareness must be THE
first step,” said Dawn Simon from Swing Graphics who has
organized this event with the help of business partner Pete
Sullivan.
David’s Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation is a
501(c)(3) nonprofit that raises funds to provide financial
assistance, services and HOPE to families affected by a
cancer diagnosis. Since 2011, DDBCF has supported 650
Families battling a cancer diagnosis with over $500,000 in
grant donations and is currently on pace to offer financial &
emotional support to one patient/family per day.
David Caldarella says, “As a stage IV head and
neck cancer survivor and Co-Founder of David’s Dream &
Believe Cancer Foundation, it’s imperative we join together
to raise awareness for men’s health. 1 in 2 men will be
diagnosed with cancer this year and that number is set to
double in 2050 according to the National Cancer Institute.
Dawn Simon & Peter Sullivan from Swing Graphics have
created a Movember Fundraiser in partnership with DDBCF
called, ‘Shave the Date’ to not only raise awareness for
men’s health in particular with cancer but also to raise funds
for local men battling a cancer diagnosis. Please join with us
as ‘A Beacon of Hope’ this Movember.”
Night Market & Holiday Exhibit
The MakeShift Union is excited to bring a festive
spirit and a lot of handmade to The Long Beach Island
Foundation of the Arts and Sciences this holiday season.
Imagine a sparkling cozy outdoor market featuring over 50
handmade vendors, fire pits, carolers, and most importantly,
pictures (and gift requests) with the jolly man himself. The
Night Market will also feature locally crafted beer and food,
hot chocolate and s'mores for guests to enjoy. Inside the
gallery, there will be a handful of featured handmade goods
that will be available for shopping from November 26th-
January 21st. On November 26th (Small Business Saturday)
the indoor & outdoor markets will be taking place
simultaneously at the stunning LBIF campus from 12pm -
8pm; located at 120 Long Beach Blvd, Loveladies, LBI.
My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jew-
ish and I'm in Therapy - Steve Solomon!
“My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m
in Therapy”, one of the longest-running one-man comedy
shows in history comes to the Strand in November 20 at 2
pm, starring the original Broadway star, Steve Solomon!
Variety says “Steve is Alan King, Billy Crystal, a
smidgen of Don Rickles and George Carlin all thrown in.”
During the show’s two-year run in New York City, it
developed a legion of fans including several show biz
luminaries. Among them were Regis Philbin who went live
on air with Kelly Ripa the morning after seeing the show to
declare it "Hysterically funny. Non-stop laughs all the way!
Brilliantly done! I can't recommend this show enough - it's
just great!"
Don’t miss this evening of hilarious comedy at its
very best. Tickets $45 Orchestra/Loge $40 Mezzanine $35
Tier (Plus $5 fee per ticket.) www.strand.org
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