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Page 2 The Forked River GAZETTE MARCH 2017 P O Box 898 Forked River NJ 08731 Phone 609 693 7490 info forkedrivergazette com www forkedrivergazette com Locally Owned Operated Established 1971 JENNIFER L GRAZIOSO Publisher President NEXT ISSUE April 6 2017 For a digital copy of the Gazette visit our website at www theforkedrivergazette com All rights reserved No part of this newspaper may be reproduced with express permission of the publisher The opinions expressed by writers published in the Gazette are not necessarily those of the newspaper For advertising inquires please contact info forkedrivergazette com Membership Drive Lacey Italian American Club The Italian American Club of Lacey has been active for 42 years and is conducting a membership drive They are inviting residents from Lacey Township who are interested in their heritage and would enjoy belonging to an active community club to please contact President Gerry La Penna at 609 971 7258 to find out more about our community involvement and activities Our meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month starting in March 2017 at the Lacey Community Hall located on the corner of Route 9 and East Lacey Road at 7 PM Anyone 18 years of age and older including husbands and wives of which one must be Italian descent are eligible for membership Please come and enjoy your first meeting as our guest on Tuesday March 7 2017 Refreshments will be served
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MARCH 2017 The Forked River GAZETTE Page 3 Protect Your Assets From Estate Taxes and Nursing Homes Plan today for tomorrow by contacting SCOTT M HANULA ESQ CERTIFIED ELDER LAW ATTORNEY LL M Masters Degree in Taxation 639 Lacey Road Forked River 609 242 4300 More than 20 Years of Experience in Wills Probate Powers of Attorney Guardianships Trusts Asset Protection Planning Nursing Home Planning Medicaid and Estate Administration Please visit us at www hanulalaw com Email shanulalaw comcast net
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Page 4 The Forked River GAZETTE Trade By Gina La Morte A Fashion Brand That Supports Survivors Of Human Trafficking Launches For Human Trafficking Awareness Month FASHIONFORFREEDOM Founder and Celebrity Fashion Stylist Gina La Morte whose client list has included O The Oprah magazine Katy Perry People StyleWatch MTV The Academy Awards ABC s The View Nordstrom Neiman Marcus and more wants the world to TRADE fashionforfreedom with her new fashion handbag company and become more conscious of the products we are buying La Morte who s located in NYC and was born and raised in Forked River NJ was moved with compassion to do something about this country s biggest epidemic worse than the selling of drugs after seeing a film about the 32 million women and children currently enslaved in human trafficking Determined to use her years of fashion expertise for good she made a decision to fuse her passion for fashion with her deep desire to bring forth justice and freedom to the women and children sold into modern day slavery The result TRADE FASHION FOR FREEDOM We believe anyone who carries our handbags will not only make a serious fashion statement but will become a fashionforfreedom ambassador supporting the true spirit of freedom that is behind TRADE by Gina La Morte brand says La Morte How so TRADE by Gina La Morte provides freedom and prosperity to the victims of human trafficking and abused women in every aspect of its fashion supply chain from production to purchase We partner with organizations who are on the front lines rescuing victims of human trafficking we do our part to help them raise funds for their covert missions work by creating beautiful products that consumers want but that also will help redirect fundraising for their charitable organization says La Morte TRADE founder Each month a new charitable partnership is selected so that everyone in this space gets an opportunity to raise funds We donate 20 of our net profits to these charities and we also are working in development with some of them to employ these women back into our company so that our investment goes into everything from rescue to recovery says La Morte Even the TRADE production has a purpose All of the handbags and accessories are made locally in NY and all of them are handmade by women La Morte shares I wanted to know I was supporting women in every way I could I had a lot of artist friends who made special things and I worked hard to find a local fashion factory where I would know personally the women whose hands make our products There is so much love and passion that goes into every piece They aren t just some cheap bags made overseas in questionable work environments or with inexpensive materials It was so important to me to support the local economy and businesses of people who have worked hard in the fashion industry all their lives but may have lost their jobs because of exporting I wanted to give MARCH 2017 that work back to the people who worked so hard initially to create an industry I have been a part of for 15 years That was very important to me THE TRADE TEAM Part of the TRADE team is also former Model and sex trafficking survivor Sula Skiles Skiles who was a young model 13 years ago in Los Angeles was tricked and sold to a billionaire buyer through her local modeling agency when she was initially told that she was being booked for a dream modeling job for one of the biggest fashion companies around To Skiles surprise she was purchased a one way ticket to another country for what she believed was her dream job only to find out upon arrival that she was actually purchased as a gift for the designer s girlfriend What she was sold as a dream turned into the biggest nightmare of her life After being raped and horribly abused fearing for her own life Skiles eventually managed to escape and today is now safe and married with children It was a girl s biggest nightmare Here I was thinking I landed my dream modeling job in fashion only to discover I may possibly lose my life The absolute horror of that experience has turned Skiles into an advocate to the hundreds of thousands of young girls with aspirations of modeling Today Skiles provides education and awareness missions programs to schools around the world Now through TRADE she has been given an even bigger platform to share the truth about this dark industry that wishes to remain hidden I am so happy and honored to be DIRECTOR of FREEDOM for TRADE by Gina La Morte Now I get to work in the fashion industry that once trafficked me and bring freedom to so many young girls hopefully saving them from an experience like my own says Skiles La Morte also adds Sula is a priceless sister and survivor Having her as part of our organization really brings home the reality of trafficking existing right here in the USA and that we need to do something about it It makes it personal for us Sula brings invaluable piece of the puzzle to the work we do everyday La Morte also has Single Mom Survivors initiative True freedom is to have your soul so free so that nothing or no one can ever enslave you I believe you can be enslaved in any type of abusive situation in life The goal of my company is to bring freedom and purpose to any woman whose live has been trafficked in some way whether that s financial or otherwise I believe fashion is something most women love and can relate to and if I can provide a passion for them as well as freedom then I believe we can make a difference says La Morte ABOUT THE BAGS SIGNATURE BUTTERFLY DESIGN Our signature butterfly design represents both fashion and function The butterfly is a symbol of the metamorphosis that a woman goes through as she comes into freedom from being trafficked or abused The design is subtle beautiful and graceful but the function is PRACTICAL Continued on Page 34
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Page 6 The Forked River GAZETTE MARCH 2017 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 Best of the Best Veterinarian by APP for 2015 Forked River Animal Hospital Don Force VMD 20 Years experience from the Best Referral Hospitals in the World Google Microchips 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 organization Membership is opened to all women Visit us at 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 5042 or email adriennewcl comcast net American Music Theatre Vegas Legends High Tech Low Cost Woman s Club of Lacey a non profit charitable organization is hosting a fundraiser trip to the American Music Theatre to see Vegas Legends highlighting the best of Vegas variety with first class music and dance and lunch at Shady Maple on June 22 2017 leaving the Lacey Community Hall Route 9N and E Lacey Road Forked River at 9 15am and returning at 8 30 pm Cost is 100 00 which includes transportation lunch and show For further information contact Barbara at Happy St Patty s Day Lacey Food Bank 609 693 4215 A Community Caring By Sharing Food Distribution Dates For 2017 Mar 16 12 00 1 30pm Mar 17 9 00 10 00am Apr 20 12 00 1 30pm Apr 21 9 00 10 00am May 18 12 00 1 30pm May 19 9 00 10 00am Jun 15 12 00 1 30pm Jun 16 9 00 10 00am Jul 20 12 00 1 30pm Jul 21 9 00 10 00am Aug 17 12 00 1 30pm Aug 18 9 00 10 00am Sep 21 12 00 1 30pm Sep 22 9 00 10 00am Oct 19 12 00 1 30pm Oct 20 9 00 10 00am Nov 16 12 00 1 30pm Nov 17 9 00 10 00am Dec 21 12 00 1 30pm Dec 22 9 00 10 00am All distributions will be held at the Food Bank Fashion Show The Woman s Club of Lacey will be hosting a Fashion Show on Saturday April 1 2017 at 12 noon in the Community Hall E Lacey Road and Route 9 N Forked River Fashions are sponsored by Macy s cost is 25 00 which includes lunch fashion show and entertainment For information call Fran at 609 693 0067 Crestwood Village Garden Club March 14 Philadelphia Garden Show Holland Flowering the World 61pp For information call Stefanie at 732 350 2904
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MARCH 2017 The Forked River GAZETTE Friends of Lacey Library The Friends are sponsoring a Paint Party for adults at the Lacey Library on Wednesday April 5 at 6 00pm The cost is 25 00 which includes all supplies No art experience necessary Space is limited to 20 people Registration is being taken at the library Payment for class is due on registering Check is payable to Friends of Lacey Library For more information call 609 6938566 Lacey Garden Club News The Lacey Garden Club has some fun and informative upcoming programs There will be a flower arranging demonstration by Every Bloomin Thing Florist on Thursday April 6 On Thursday May 4 Dr S Ann Earon will be doing an Ocean County Master Gardener program on Landscape Design The Lacey Garden Club meets the first Thursday of the month at Community Hall located at the corner of Route 9 and Lacey Road in Forked River The social time starts at 1 00 followed by the business meeting and program at 1 30 New members are always welcome Master Gardeners of Ocean County Bus Trip to Philadelphia Flower Show The Master Gardeners of Ocean County are offering a bus trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show leaving from the Agriculture Center in Toms River on Wednesday Page 7 March 15 The theme of the show is Holland Flowering the World The time is 12 00 pm to an approximate return to Toms River of 9 30 pm The price of 59 includes the bus and ticket to the Flower Show No refunds For more information on how to obtain a ticket please email STICKMGTRIP COMCAST NET 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 Friends Book Sale The Friends of the Lacey Library will be holding their annual book sale at the Lacey Library on Wed May 3 from 9am to 9pm Thurs May 4 9am to 9pm and Friday May 5 9am to 2pm Donations of books DVDs and puzzles can be dropped off at the library on Saturday April 29 Monday May 1 and Tuesday May 2 We cannot accept videotapes Readers Digest textbooks and encyclopedias Volunteers are always needed and if interested please leave your name at the library
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MARCH 2017 The Forked River GAZETTE Page 9 St Patrick s Day Senior Connection Luncheon Lacey Municipal Alliance On Friday March 31 2017 11 30 AM the Lacey Municipal Alliance is sponsoring a belated St Patrick s Day luncheon for Lacey Residents at Lacey Community Hall Rt 9 Lacey Rd Forked River We will be serving corned beef cabbage and all the trimmings We will have entertainment and an Irish sing a long Join us for the festivities and wear something green If you pre register by Monday prior to the luncheon the price will be 6 If you are preregistered but do not pay until the day of the luncheon the price is 7 If you do not register and come the day of the luncheon the cost is 8 To register transportation needs or for more information please call Heather at 609693 1100 ext 2217 We look forward to seeing everyone Easter Cantata An Easter Cantata Upon This Rock The Passion the Question the Call by Pepper Choplin will be presented by the choirs of the Forked River Presbyterian Church on Sunday April 9 at 3 PM Upon This Rock is a representation of the very genesis of Christianity as we know it today having as its foundation the solid Rock of Jesus Christ and the steadfast devotion of Peter whom Jesus proclaimed as His Rock A reception will follow in the church s Fellowship Hall Admission is free a free will offering will be taken The church is located at 131 North Main Street Route 9 where EVERYONE is welcome For information contact the church office Monday Fridays from 9 AM to 1 PM at 609 693 5624 Lacey Library March Events March 4 2 3pm Celtic Music with Daoine Daoine is a traditional Celtic music group that brings life and energy to this exciting music with tunes and songs The band consists of Brian Szura playing the Irish uillean pipes Phil Weir on fiddle Joe Dunne on bodhran and Max Carmichael playing bouzouki whistle flute and banjo March 17 12 1pm Lunch n Learn Series Meditating in the Workplace finding time to take care of yourself in the midst of a busy day can help you remain calm make better decisions and maintain good health Taught by Nancy Bonta Voitko Lacey Branch Manager and Certified Yoga Instructor March 25 2pm The New Jersey Theater Alliance Stages Festival Presents Victorian Magic Actor magician Robert Aberdeen of The East Lynne Theater Company delights audiences of all ages with his classic sleight of hand and plenty of audience participation Registration begins on March 11th www njtheatrealliance org www stagesfestival org To register call 609 693 8566 or on our website at http theoceancountylibrary org
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Page 10 The Forked River GAZETTE FREE Income Tax Prepared Sponsored by AARP IRS Tax Aide Sites for Southern Ocean County Feb 6 April 13 2017 MONDAY 9AM to 2PM WALK IN St Mary s of the Pines Parish Center 100 Bishops Lane off McKinley Blvd Manahawkin Note Feb 20 CLOSED TUESDAY 1 00 PM to 5 00 PM WALK IN Village Lutheran Church 701 Western Blvd Lanoka Harbor WEDNESDAY 9AM to 1PM WALK IN St Theresa s Church Faith Formation Center 2nd Bldg in Pkg lot 450 Radio Rd Little Egg Harbor Mystic Island WEDNESDAY 1 PM to 5 PM APPT ONLY CALL 609 978 7554 Perry s Lake Club House 4 Princeton Ave Manahawkin THURSDAY 9 AM to 2 PM WALK IN St Mary s of the Pines Parish Center 100 Bishops Lane off McKinley Blvd Manahawkin Note April 6 13 CLOSED PLEASE NOTE YOU MUST ARRIVE AT LEAST ONE 1 HOUR BEFORE CLOSING TIME TO MAKE SURE THERE IS SUFFICENT TIME TO COMPLETE YOUR TAXES WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU Copy of your last year s Federal New Jersey Tax MARCH 2017 Returns Your Social Security card Photo ID Driver s License for all persons on tax return All W 2 Wage Tax Statements All 1099 R Pension Annuity Statements All 1099 s for Interest Dividends Stocks etc Social Security Statements Form SSA 1099 Health Insurance Information Form 1095s All Medical Expenses mileage All Tax related statements property tax tax refunds from state Must bring check to verify information for direct deposit of refund or debit payment this is necessary PTR Booklet Primary Residence Real Estate Tax Bill Information call 609 294 0730 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
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Page 12 The Forked River GAZETTE Rotary Minute from the Public Relations desk If you think being part of the Rotary Club of Forked River means sitting at meetings every week you couldn t be more wrong Here s a sampling of some of what we ve done so far this year January presented us with a Rotary version of Master Chefs at our 3rd Annual Chefs Night Out Held the Sunday before Super Bowl 25 chefs had the opportunity to present and share their signature dishes with a very hungry crowd of judges Covering every food category from Soup to Nuts nobody went home hungry as our guests had the opportunity to test taste and vote on their favorite entry in each category Congratulations to the top winners in each category We can t wait to see what you cook up in 2018 January also saw the Rotary sponsoring a Harlem Wizard vs Lacey Warriors Poster Contest for students in grades 1 6 Winners were announced at school assemblies with a special appearance by one of the Wizard players Taking overall 1st place was Gracie Kieran from the Forked River School Congratulations also go to Havana Companioni of Cedar Creek Ava Flanagan from the Lanoka Harbor School and Loryn Leporiao from Mill Pond Their artwork was on display in the Wizard Window at Shoprite during the month of February MARCH 2017 February was American Heart Month And as we have done for many years the Rotary Club of Forked River sponsored their annual blood drive on February 25 By giving blood you save a life It s that simple Thank you to our members and our community for supporting this project February also saw the invasion of the Wizards No Not the Harry Potter kind The Harlem Wizards Pitting their shooting talents against the finest of the Lacey Lion Warriors teachers and staff we were all treated to a night of hoops tricks and alley oops With food photo ops souvenirs and prizes this hometown family event was sponsored by the Lacey Township High School Interact Club and their Rotary Club mentors to benefit the community service projects and scholarships of the LTHS Interact Club Go Lions SAVE THE DATE April 1 2017 Shuffle Up and Deal Texas Hold Em Tournament Casino Night at the Captains Inn Check our Facebook page Rotary Club of Forked River or v i s i t o u r we b s i t e f o r mo r e i n f o r m a t i o n www forkedriverrotary com April 11 2017 That s the deadline date for Scholarship Applications Our Scholarship Program this year will grant a total of 20 000 in scholarships The selection criteria we use includes service oriented leadership qualities The scholarship is open to all graduating high school seniors who live in Lacey Township NJ and who demonstrate a high degree of community involvement The deadline for the completed application package is 4 00pm on Tuesday April 11 If you have any questions please contact a Rotarian The application is available for download on our website www forkedriverrotary com June 4 2017 The Doggie Derby returns bigger than ever before with activities for our 4 footed and 2 footed friends The day will feature canine demonstrations contests prizes vendors and food Activities and a play area for children are planned as well to make this Doggie Derby Day a pet and family friendly day Special early bird vendor space pricing is available Contact Doggiederby outlook com with vendor questions or for more information on vendor space availability And check back here and on our Facebook page for more information as it becomes available You won t want to miss this Woof Woof Of Special Note It s not that often we get to honor a member at a District wide event Recently however we did just that At the MidYear Conference Forked River Rotary President William Recevuto presented to Tony Angona the Continued on Page 14
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Page 14 The Forked River GAZETTE Continued from Page 12 ROTARY MINUTE Vocational Service Award in recognition of 34 years of service to Rotary President William described Tony as our Club s Go To Guy Those who know him certainly agree Tony has been instrumental in every major club project and has held in those 34 years every major club position Congratulations Tony Angona Be Our Guest Becoming a member of the Rotary Club of Forked River is more than just attending meetings and supporting fundraisers Being a member of Rotary means forging friendships and associations that reach far beyond Lacey With more than 33 000 Rotary Clubs worldwide and 1 2 million fellow Rotarians our opportunities to Serve Humanity has never been greater The Rotary Club of Forked River provides programs and opportunities locally nationally and internationally Locally the Rotary Club of Forked River provides for scholarships and youth programs ongoing park improvements educational aids and holiday food and gift programs for needy families and so much more As members of Rotary International we play a role in End Polio Now and the Gift of Life Project International advancement in providing for clean water and educational opportunities also tops the list of ongoing international projects We invite you to become a member of Rotary We offer both day and evening meetings to accommodate today s busy schedules The Rotary Club of Forked River and its Evening Satellite Division meets on Tuesdays at the Captains Inn MARCH 2017 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 6980080 ext 122 for information Township of Ocean Recreation Trips All trips depart from the 11th St Community Center in Waretown unless otherwise noted Please note that a minimum of 40 participants required to run each bus trip 1 Mar 17 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show 62 includes transportation and admission 2 April 10 2017 NY Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies 42 this is Dollar Dog Night 3 June 14 2017 Touring Show The Buddy Holly Story at the Bucks County Playhouse New Hope Pa 85 For more information on these trips please email Jeanne Broadbent at recreation twpoceannj gov Waretown Library March Events March 3 2 3pm History of Women s Suffrage in Ocean County Join Ocean County historian Tim Hart for a presentation on the history of the women s suffrage movement in Ocean County Please register March 11 10 30 11 30am Ellis Island Gateway to America The New Jersey Theatre Alliance s Stages Festival and the Pushcart Players Theatre company presents Ellis Island Gateway to America A spirited salute to America in song dance and story this charming musical takes a loving look at a small group of immigrants who came to America in the early 1900 s and follows their experiences in shaping American history through the 1960 s Whether it s learning to dance the Charleston or singing along to a Rockin 50 s medley adults and children alike are captivated as they travel back through the decades Please register March 17 1 5pm Drop in Craft St Patrick s Day craft Ages 3 8 March 22 3 4pm Alzheimer s New Jersey Presents Dementia Behavioral changes in Alzheimer s disease and other forms of dementia can pose concerns for family and caregivers As the disease progresses behavior often becomes the primary way people with the disease communicate their needs Learn why people with Alzheimer s disease and other forms of dementia experience behavior changes what those behaviors mean and how to cope when behaviors are challenging Please register These programs are free and open to the public Please register online at www theoceancountylibrary org or by calling 609 693 5133 www forkedrivergazette com for more articles and events
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MARCH 2017 The Forked River GAZETTE How to Select Your Financial Advisor Speaking from experience the relationship between a financial advisor and his or her clients is incredibly important Whether you rely on your advisor to help with retirement planning saving for college or meeting other goals this individual will help determine how you approach some of life s biggest financial decisions That s why it s critical to ensure you re working with the right person Here are a few tips to keep in mind when choosing an advisor Find someone who cares about your goals for the future Your financial advisor should ask questions about your hopes dreams and concerns Find someone who not only discusses important financial topics but also listens and understands your needs The individual should help you feel at ease and communicate clearly Select an advisor and a firm with a solid reputation As you interview advisors ask for references and specific examples that show how they helped clients like you reach their goals or weather difficult financial times Also check the advisor s educational background and note any professional designations or industry accolades they have earned You may find this information and more on their personal website social media accounts and industry databases like Finra org It s also important to consider what firm the advisor is affiliated with Do they have years or decades of experience working with clients like you Are they financially sound and reputable Understand how the advisor approaches financial planning Steer clear from someone who offers a cookiecutter approach to financial planning Instead look for an advisor who offers a disciplined comprehensive and customizable approach A good advisor should offer a tailored plan based on your goals whether it s building cash reserves protecting your income against death or disability or creating a balanced portfolio You and your advisor should have compatible expectations about your relationship Before agreeing to work with a professional understand what his or her relationship with clients looks like How often do they meet with clients like you What would they expect from you at each meeting How accessible are they between meetings Make sure that the person you select is willing to work with you the way you want to interact with an advisor You should have a clear understanding of what you re paying for Advisors should provide information and materials to help you evaluate the benefits risks and costs of the investments and services they offer as well as the full range of options for the services you will be provided and account types you may select If anything is unclear make sure to ask questions Financial advisors should know how to tap into the expertise of others A smart advisor knows when it s time to gather input from other experts such as tax and legal professionals Find an advisor who is willing to use a team approach to help you reach your goals Once you choose an advisor you can team up to start customizing a financial plan that fits your unique Page 15 DENTAL IMPLANTS GRAFTING PROCEDURES Call now to schedule your appointment 609 488 2325 Wisdom Teeth Extraction Laser Soft Tissue Procedures Biopsy Pathology Digital X Rays 3 D Scans General Anesthesia Conscious Sedation Nitrous Oxide Botox Juvederm EMERGENCIES WELCOME We treat patients of all ages Kathy A Banks DMD Board Certified Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon Specialty Permit 4070 249 S Main Street Unit 4 Barnegat NJ 08005 609 488 2325 needs Selecting an advisor and creating a financial plan does take some time and effort especially if working with a financial processional is new to you Once you take action to achieve your goals however you ll likely discover how life s challenges can be better managed with the security of having a financial plan Daniel Covell CRPC CLTC is a Financial Advisor and Vice President with RM Financial Management A financial advisory practice of 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 16 years To contact him call 609 318 8000 x2 or email him at daniel covell ampf com Ameriprise Financial 1064 S Main St Suite 1A West Creek NJ 08092 Visit Daniel s website at www ameripriseadvisors com daniel covell St Francis Parish Pancake Breakfast St Francis of Assisi Parish Ministers of Hospitality are holding an All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast on Sunday March 12 from 8am to 12 30 pm at the St Francis Community Center 4700 Long Beach Blvd Long Beach Township NJ All are welcome For only 8 per adult and 5 per child under 12 you can have all you can eat pancakes and sausages cooked by local chef Fred Madonnna All proceeds benefit St Francis Community Center Tickets are available to purchase at the Front Desk of the Community Center or at the door the day of the event For more information please call the Community Center at 609 494 8861 visit our web site at www stfrancisparishlbi org or facebook com stfrancislbi
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Page 16 The Forked River GAZETTE Ocean County Library Seeking Prom Dress Donations The Ocean County Library is seeking donations of gently used prom dresses beginning March 1 for their eighth annual Prom Dress Giveaway Donations can include gently used modern dresses in both long and short styles in a wide range of sizes The library is not receiving donations of bridesmaid dresses shoes or jewelry Distributing branches are also seeking donations of dress racks and mirrors This event provides dresses to all teens free of charge looking to attend formal school functions Last year more than 700 prom dresses were distributed Donations are accepted at any one of the Ocean County Library s our 21 locations until April 24 Locations for Prom Dress Giveaways will include Lakewood 301 Lexington Ave 732 363 1435 10 a m 4 p m Saturday April 1 and 4 8 p m Monday April 3 Toms River 101 Washington St 732 349 6200 4 8 p m Tuesday April 11 1 8 p m Wednesday April 12 and 1 4 p m Thursday April 13 Barnegat 112 Burr St 609 698 3331 4 8 p m both Tuesday April 25 and Wednesday April 26 Manchester 21 Colonial Dr 732 657 7600 2 4 30 p m Friday April 28 and 10 a m 3 p m Saturday April 29 Information about the Prom Dress Giveaway can be found online at www theoceancountylibrary org or by MARCH 2017 calling 732 349 6200 Teen Clubs Meet Monthly for Fun and Food at Toms River Library The Young Adult Department of the Toms River branch of the Ocean County Library located at 101 Washington St hosts several monthly special interest clubs for teens age 12 18 The first Thursday of every month the department hosts its League of Teen Gamers from 3 30 to 4 30 p m in the Teen Zone on the second floor The hour long program involves a variety of activities ranging from board games video games crafts and programs involving the branch s maker space Sparks s Lab New members are always welcome The Teen Anime Club meets every second Tuesday of the month from 4 30 to 6 p m This club is aimed at teens that enjoy Manga Japanese comic books and Japanese style cartoons The club is also for fans of J pop also known simply as pops a musical genre that entered the musical mainstream of Japan in the 1990s Teen Cuisine meets from 6 30 to 7 30 the last Tuesday of each month From savory to sweet prepare and enjoy a new recipe monthly No experience needed Those seeking to join these clubs can register by calling the Toms River Branch at 732 349 6200 or going online at www theoceancountylibrary org
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MARCH 2017 The Forked River GAZETTE Page 19 The Forked River Gazette s AT YOUR SERVICE DIRECTORY LANDSCAPING SOCIAL MEDIA Please Visit our website YARDWORK Tree Removal Trimming Yard Clean Ups www forkedrivergazette com What can you find on our site Events News Mulching Odd Jobs Call 609 971 0242 TREE SERVICE Southern Ocean County s Oldest Most Experienced Tree Service SKYLINE TREE SERVICE INC TREE STUMP REMOVAL NATURAL TARGET PRUNING HAZARD TREE EVALUATION LOT CLEARING FOR HOMES POOLS HEAVY BRUSH CLEARING 24 HR STORM DAMAGE SERVICE SNOW PLOWING JOHN REICH NJ CERTIFIED ARBORIST Articles LIC NJ 185A NJ DEP LIC s 28586A 96211A Article Achieves Continuing Education Keeps Our Licenses Valid Free Estimates Insured Follow us on FB Twitter Facebook FRGazette Twitter FRGazette 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 World Day of Prayer St Stephen s Episcopal Church 180 Route 539 Whiting is the site of this year s celebration of World Day of Prayer in Whiting The event will take place on Friday March 3 2017 at 2 PP The public is invited to attend Am I being unfair to you is the theme of the service inspired by the women of the Philippines The focus is on Matthew 20 1 16 This is the story of the laborers in the vineyard The Bible study and worship service invite us to explore concepts of economic justice both in the Philippines context and around the world and our response in light of God s generosity 609 693 2733 or 609 296 8899 HOME OF THE HAPPY CLIMBER No Job Too Big or Too Small This year s celebration is part of a worldwide celebration with women all over the world doing this service on the same day Each year a group of women from a specific country write an entire worship service This ecumenical spirit encourages prayer and action everywhere It makes it more powerful Members of three Whiting Churches Christ Lutheran Community Reformed Church and St Stephen s will be involved in readings and music relating to the Philippines Members of Church Women United an all people are welcome to join the service A planning meeting will be held at St Stephen s on Friday February 3 at 10 AM Refreshments will be provided by the Episcopal Church Women ECW of St Stephen s following the service A free will offering helps to continue World Day of Prayer Projects throughout the world Come join us If you have any questions call Stefanie Rotsaert at 732 3502904 The Meadows of Lake Ridge Trips Wednesday March 29 Crab Trap Lunch plus Resorts Casino 60 00 pp Thursday May 4 2017 Ellis Island and lunch on your own at Harold s 59 00 pp Call Cathy 732 350 2189 or Terry 732 849 6939
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Page 20 The Forked River GAZETTE Storytelling in Business 101 How to Get Started Succeed People sell stories sell facts sell great imagery sells and thus storytelling in business has become a popular and effective method of marketing Harvard Business Review went as far as stating that storytelling has irresistible power noting we humans have been communicating through stories for upwards of 20 000 years back when our flat screens were cave walls The same article also noted that storytelling evokes a neurological response If you are new to storytelling in business or haven t been getting results with storytelling here are few basic things you can do to improve your efforts 1 Re visit what makes your brand unique Why should people care about your business What is your competitive edge What does your brand offer that the competition lacks Take a closer look at your brand and ask yourself questions that an outsider might want to know such as What makes me worthy of doing business with this brand What value does this brand offer How can this brand save me money and solve my problems How is this brand different from its competitors Why should I care about this brand MARCH 2017 2 Make sure you understand your target audience I ve seen a lot of businesses not be successful in marketing in general because they don t understand their target audience Oftentimes they think their target audience is everyone which really can t be the case Forbes offers six steps to decoding your target audience Who are they What s their most pressing issue problem or desire Where do they get their info What benefit of your product solves their problem What sets off their BS detector Who do they trust 3 Craft stories that speak to pain point of your target audience Let s say you sell carpet cleaner Your target audience might be moms of children ages 15 and under who live in New Jersey A pain point for them would likely be cleaning the house and you have a product that can make cleaning easier Your carpet cleaner works fast and works well It makes cleaning easier In your storytelling you ll want to craft content that speaks to that audience perhaps using a mom in your storytelling Whenever possible be sure to include actual customers in your storytelling since they are your target audience after all I also think this makes storytelling more authentic and believable In telling your story you might use data or dialogue At the end of the day it s important to capture attention build trust and close the sale like authors Paul Smith and Mike Weinburg suggest in their book Sell with a Story 4 Don t just tell with copy or photos use video Video is truly a powerful way to communicate According to HubSpot including a video on landing page can increase video conversion by 80 percent and 92 percent of mobile video consumers share video with others You don t have to spend a lot money on your video marketing just learn the basics of it and grab a good camera or even an iPad to record A video editing tool like iMovie is powerful and free with Apple products Additional Resources The Anatomy of Story 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller by John Truby an older book Does not focus on storytelling in business but rather storytelling in general There s a lot to learn from this book Lead with a Story A Guide to Crafting Business Narratives That Captivate Convince and Inspire by Paul Smith Hooked How Leaders Connect Engage and Inspire with Storytelling by Gabrielle Dolan and Yamini Naidu this books breaks down the art of storytelling and offers greater insight into how to craft your stories 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
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MARCH 2017 The Forked River GAZETTE Page 21 Heartworm Preventatives Trifexis Interceptor Sentinel Triheart Heartgard Revolution Advantage Multi Iverheart Pet Trust All of the above are heartworm preventatives They all work to prevent against heartworm infection but each is different in what else they do Confused need answers Talk to a veterinarian Let us help you decide what is best for your pet Message brought to you by Lanoka Oaks Veterinary Center 609 971 9669 Lanokaoaks com
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Page 22 The Forked River GAZETTE MARCH 2017 The Forked River Gazette CHURCH DIRECTORY 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 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 Sunday Worship 10 AM Sunday School 10 AM www forkedriverpres org 609 693 5624 The Rev Terry Lee Martin Rector saintstephenswaretown org Sunday Worship 8 30 10 am Wed Night Awana Youth Group 6 15 pm A Spirit Filled Bible Believing Church JOHN CARHART PASTOR 609 693 6228 Sunday Worship 10 AM 131 North Main Street Forked River NJ 08731 367 Route 9 Waretown NJ Phone 609 698 8561 Sunday Services 8 10 a m Church School 9 45 a m www ECCBayville org LACEY CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY Rev Dr Terry L Chapman ST STEPHEN S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 331 Wheaton Ave Bayville 732 269 5690 Please Inquire for Home Bible Studies 2206 Lacey Road Forked River APPOX 4 MILES WEST OF GSP VILLAGE LUTHERAN CHURCH 701 Western Boulevard Lanoka Harbor 609 693 1333 www villagelutheranchurch net Sept June Worship Saturday 5 30PM Sunday 9AM 11AM Sunday School 9AM St Stephen s Episcopal Church Fish Fry St Stephen s Episcopal Church will host a Fish Fry on Saturday April 1 There will be two seatings 4PM and 5 30PM Take outs will also be available Chicken is an option The Argyll Restaurant from Kearney NJ will cook on the premises In addition fries cole slaw beverages and homemade desserts will be served The cost is 16 per person 8 for children A treasure auction door prizes and a 50 50 will also be held Tickets will be available after the 8AM and 10 AM service Or call Stefanie at 732 350 2904 Tickets sell fast so get your tickets early Bring your friends and enjoy pleasant conservation and a delicious meal Healing Mission A Healing Mission will be held on Saturday May 6 at Christ Episcopal Church Toms River from 8am to 3pm It is sponsored by God s Healing Grace Christ Summer Worship starts 6 19 16 Saturday 5 30PM Sunday 8 30AM 10AM Episcopal Church Toms River and The Healing Hand of Christ St Stephen s Episcopal Church Whiting Chapters of the International Order of St Luke the Physician The main speaker is the Rev Gretchen Zimmerman whose message is All shall be well Praise music will be provided by the group Celebrate The registration fee is 10 per person Breakfast and lunch will be provided For further information please contact Christ Episcopal Church at 732 349 5506 or email christchurchtomsriver verizon net Crestwood Village V Bocce Meeting It s that time of year again to lace up your tennis shoes and have some fun There will be a meeting in the bingo hall on Wednesday April 5 at 6 00pm to sign up for Bocce Refreshments will be served Season starts on Thursday May 4th All villages are invited to join Any questions call Rocco at 732 3505413 or 732 672 1028
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MARCH 2017 The Forked River GAZETTE Page 23 FOOD FOR THOUGHT Mark R Vogel foodforthoughtonline net Roux the Day A roux is a cooked mixture of flour and fat that is used to thicken sauces soups and other preparations Although any fat can be used butter is the most common Down in New Orleans you re likely to find unctuous roux made from lard A standard roux is comprised of equal amounts of flour and fat by weight Sometimes you ll encounter recipes that deviate from this basic formula due to the type of flour or fat relied upon but generally speaking you really can t go wrong with a simple one to one ratio Making roux is pretty straightforward First melt the butter over medium or medium low heat Add the flour all at once and stir until the target color is achieved Roux can be white blond brown and dark brown a k a black As you continue to cook it three things happen the color becomes increasingly darker the aroma becomes nuttier and stronger and it s thickening ability decreases As always the nature of the raw ingredients the type of cookware employed and the heat level can all influence cooking time White roux takes eight minutes or less and may still have a floury taste Usually roux is cooked to at least the blond stage which takes about ten minutes Brown roux requires fifteen to twenty minutes and dark brown roux even longer but you should cook it by sight and not a clock Which type of roux to employ will be determined by the recipe it is intended for A light colored sauce like the below recipe for b chamel necessitates a white roux while some deep and rich gumbos rely on brown or dark brown roux In order to combine roux with its terminal concoction it is vitally important that the roux and whatever it is going into be at different temperatures This prevents lumping Thus add hot liquid to cold roux or vice versa The temperature difference does not need to be extreme but it should be notable Add the one to the other gradually and constantly whisk to further prevent lumping Return the roux thickened dish to a boil reduce to a simmer and cook as needed Beurre mani French for kneaded butter or colloquially known as uncooked roux is exactly that an equal mixture of flour and butter that is not cooked Simply knead the flour and butter together with a fork It is a last minute thickener that is whisked in at the end and not cooked for any appreciable length of time One to two tablespoons of beurre mani can thicken a cup of liquid A classic utilization of roux is exemplified by b chamel sauce Named after the French aristocrat Louis de B chamel the sauce was first published in 1651 by the esteemed chef Fran ois Pierre La Varenne Debate exists over whether B chamel actually invented the sauce or was merely its namesake B chamel is one of the mother sauces i e a primary sauce from which many derivative sauces are made In addition to serving as a base for other sauces b chamel can be slathered over vegetables fish or poultry In Italy it is traditionally combined with tomato sauce and poured over baked pastas BECHAMEL SAUCE 2 oz salted butter 4 oz chopped onion Salt and white pepper to taste 2 oz all purpose flour 1 quart cold milk 6 cloves Pinch of nutmeg Melt the butter over medium low heat in a saucepan or ideally a saucier a sauce pan with sloping sides which prevents food from getting trapped and burning in the corners Add the onion and some salt and pepper Sweat do not saute the onion until soft Add the flour and stir constantly for no more than two minutes Gradually add the cold milk while constantly whisking When all of the milk has been incorporated add the cloves and a little more salt and pepper Simmer the sauce on low heat for thirty minutes frequently whisking and assessing for extra seasoning as the sauce thickens Strain the sauce through a chinois or fine sieve and finish with the nutmeg There are multiple issues to consider with b chamel 1 The onions and cloves are optional Some chefs prefer a very straightforward sauce of roux milk salt pepper and nutmeg 2 Vegetable oil is sometimes substituted for the butter to produce an ever whiter colored sauce Butter of course Continued on Page 26
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Page 24 The Forked River GAZETTE Grow Your Own Tropical Paradise in a Container or Garden By Melinda Myers Add an exciting new look to your garden poolside patio or deck with elephant ears These easy tropical plants have tall stems and giant leaves that measure up to two feet across You can use them to create an instant focal point in the garden screen an unwanted view or extend a bold welcome at the front door Elephant ears can be grown in containers as well as the garden so if space is an issue try some of the more compact varieties like Hawaiian Punch You ll appreciate the impact this three foot tall plant makes with its red stems and bright green leaves with dark red veining Or go big with six foot tall Black Stem Its smooth blue green leaves are displayed atop striking purple black stems Variegated varieties are another option The unusual foliage of Mojito is decorated with blue black dashes and splashes No two leaves are alike on this beauty For even more color and drama don t miss Black Magic Its dark blue black leaves measure 2 feet across and can grow up to 5 feet tall These are just a few of the many varieties that are well suited to home gardens In warm areas zones 9 to 11 elephant ears can be grown outdoors year round In cooler areas zones 4 8 the plants are grown as annuals or can be brought indoors for the winter Homewatch Pet Sitting QUALITY IN HOME VISITS 7 DAYS A WEEK WHILE YOUR HOME OR ON VACATION Fresh Food Water Daily Exercise Routine Medications Transportation to Groomer or Veterinarian www homewatchpetsitting com 609 290 3534 MARCH 2017 Give these bold beauties a space of their own or combine them with other interesting foliage plants such as caladiums coleus larger begonias trailing sweet potato vines and other annuals The fine leaves of ornamental grasses such as shade tolerant Japanese forest grass and sedges contrast nicely with the elephant Elephant ears like this Black Stem variety ears bold leaves can be grown in the garden or in Elephant ears are tropical plants that containers need warm soil Photo credit Longfield Gardens com and plenty of moisture all season long They are happy to grow in sun or shade though in hot climates the leaves need to be protected from midday sun Fertilizing every 2 to 3 weeks will help your plants reach their full potential Elephant ears are available as spring planted bulbs or as potted plants The baseball sized tubers can be planted outdoors after all danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed to at least 65 F Prepare the soil by adding compost or other organic matter prior to planting Dig a hole large enough to accommodate the tuber and plant it pointy side up The top of the tuber should be about an inch below the soil surface If you live in a cold climate and want to get an early start on the season plant the tubers in containers filled with well drained potting mix and grow them in a warm sunny window for 4 to 6 weeks Move the plants outdoors when the soil is warm and the danger of frost has passed Visit LongfieldGardens com for more information on elephant ear varieties planting tips and lots of inspiration Your tropical paradise awaits Just choose a few containers or locate some spots in the garden where you can include these bold leafed beauties Before you know it you ll be sipping your favorite beverage in your very own tropical garden Melinda Myers has written numerous books including Small Space Gardening She hosts The Great Courses How to Grow Anything Food Gardening For Everyone DVD set and Melinda s Garden Moment TV radio program Myers is a columnist and contributing editor for Birds Blooms magazine and was commissioned by Longfield Gardens for her expertise to write this article Myers website is www melindamyers com
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Page 26 The Forked River GAZETTE Continued from Page 23 FOOD FOR THOUGHT offers more flavor 3 The thickness of b chamel can be altered by adjusting the amount of roux The above recipe will produce a b chamel of medium viscosity For a light b chamel use three oz of roux per quart of milk and for a heavier sauce employ fiv 4 Many chefs scald the milk and add it to cold or room temperature roux as opposed to adding cold milk to hot roux What s most vital is that the roux and milk be at different temperatures 5 It is crucial to use your highest quality heaviest bottomed pan and watch the heat B chamel can burn easily and thin pans are notorious for scorching food Bereavement Support Group The group met on February 24 and welcomed new members Dr Anthony Lipari s presentation was on grief and understanding the various stages a question and answer session followed Our meetings are informative and help people deal with grief in different ways We do not take attendance and so you may come whenever you wish Refreshments are served and some social time The meetings are open to anyone in the area not just Village VI The meeting for the rest of the session are Mar 31 Apr 28 and May 26 the session ends in May Meetings are held in Deerfield Hall Crestwood Village VI 6 Congasia Rd off Route 530 Whiting New Jersey For information call Rosie 732 881 1044 please just leave very short message and you phone number Spring Fair The Deerfield Woman s Club will once again be having their fair which raises money for our two Manchester high school scholarships The fair will be on Saturday April 29 from 9 2 it is not a flea market we have all kinds of businesses and service organizations that attend The kitchen will be open for breakfast and lunch and we will have door prizes as we have in the past We limit it to one business of each type to be fair to everyone For information call Rosie 732 881 1044 or e mail deerfieldwomansclub aol com e mail will be the best way for me to get info back to you Crestwood Village IV Get Together Club The SENIOR CLUB OF CHRESTWOOD VILLAGE IV will be showing the movie MANCHESTER BY THE SEA with Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams The story is about a hardened handyman named Lee who returns to his hometown in New England after the death of his brother to care for his 16 year of nephew This movie is up for an academy award and also is Casey Affleck The run time for the movie is 137 minutes and its rated R Our day for this great movie is March 24 2017 We will be serving smoked ham and macaroni and cheese For the dinner and movie is 6 00 and only for the movie is 2 00 Coffee and cake will be served by all MARCH 2017 French Toast Breakfast Saturday April 8 2017 We will be serving delicious French Toast limited sausage orange juice and coffee or tea Isn t it nice to sit down at a table and get served with a SMILE The time is from 9 am to 11 am Our price is only 4 00 Bring a friend and enjoy your morning Remember ladies you will not have to wash the dishes If you have any questions please call Jerry 732350 0230 ext 15 The tickets are sold on Mondays 10 11 am and 5 6 pm 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 Resident Club Village 5 Dance Come out to our March 3 Dance 325 Schoolhouse Rd Whiting Music by DJ Mare Our dance is from 7pm to 11 pm Tickets are 8 00 in advance and 10 00 at the door They can be purchased every Tuesday s from 11 am to noon at Hilltop clubhouse or purchase them at the door 325 Schoolhouse Rd Whiting We supply set up drinks bottled water snack dessert Reg Decafe coffee Tea Call Debbie 201 618 8514 to reserve your tickets or table Will be having Corn Beef or Turkey Sandwiches All are welcome 21st Annual Gift Auction Food Frolic The 21st Annual Gift Auction Food Frolic sponsored by the Order of the Evergreen will be held on Friday May 19 2017 at Saint Barbara s Orthodox Church located at 2200 Church Road in Toms River Doors open at 6 PM No one under 18 will be admitted No tickets will be sold at the door 10 00 admission per person includes Desserts coffee Outside food permitted Door Prizes Tickets for grocery bags and surprises Also available for purchase that night several tiers of gifts and 50 50 The Order of the Evergreen is the Alumnae Association that serves the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore in the form of assistance to troop leaders financial assistance camp equipment helping with clerical duties and program duties as needed The members include former Girl Scouts Leaders who are interested in continuing the traditions of Girl Scouting In addition you can donate 25 for your business card to be printed in our program which is distributed to the attendees that evening 50 will allow you to give us a personalized item to be included in the 200 guest bags The item can be folded but should not exceed 5 x8 in order to fit in the bags Donations of any type are accepted and greatly appreciated and could be sent to Order of the Evergreen ATTN Dr Susan Halsey c o Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore 1405 Old Freehold Road Toms River NJ 08753 609 731 6380
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MARCH 2017 The Forked River GAZETTE Fish And Chips Dinner A Fish and Chips Dinner will be held on Saturday April 8 at the Forked River Presbyterian Church The dinner prepared by Thistle consists of crispy fish or chicken chips coleslaw beverage and dessert Seating times are 4 30 and 6 PM Tickets are 20 for adults and 10 for children aged 10 years and under They can be purchased at the church office on Mondays through Fridays from 9 AM to 1 PM or call 609 693 5624 NO tickets will be sold at the door The church is located at 131 North Main Street Route 9 where EVERYONE is welcome Come on out for a delicious dinner and a pleasant evening Flea Market Garage Sale On April 1 COME AND SELL COME AND BUY The Forked River Presbyterian Church is sponsoring an INDOOR Flea Market on Saturday April 1 from 9AM to 2PM Rent a table for 15 00 and sell your merchandise or rent two tables for 25 00 You keep all the profits We provide 6 foot tables publicity throughout the area town permits and parking Refreshments and lunch will be available for purchase A Home Baked Dessert Table will be featured Also available are beautifully hand crafted items for the season books and games jewelry toys and household items Call the Church Office at 609 693 5624 weekdays between 9 AM and 1 PM for additional information or a registration form Space is limited so register early Deadline to register is Wednesday March 29th We are located at 131 North Main Street Route 9 where EVERYONE is welcome Knights of Columbus Trips April 27 2017 Trip to American Music Theater to see Las Vegas Legends show Lunch at Shady Maple transportation and driver gratuity 95pp June 8 2017 Trip to Huntington Hills Playhouse includes Legends of Pop Show lunch taxes tips transportation and driver gratuity 110pp June 26 2017 Trip to Sands Casino Bethlehem PA 39pp includes transportation driver gratuity 30 casino credit 5 food coupon July 8 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 6th Annual March Shooting Contest Madness Foul The 6th Annual March Madness Foul Shooting Contest will be held on Saturday March 4 2017 at 9 00 AM in the Community Center Gym The Foul Shooting Contest is open to grades Kindergarten through high school and all adults Page 27 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 Registration is required You can pick up Registration Forms at the Community Center Front Desk or on line at stfranciscenterlbi org All registration forms need to be returned to Mike Thompson at St Francis Community Center 4700 Long Beach Blvd Long Beach Township NJ 08008 Registration is open until the morning of the event A fee of 3 00 is required All participants must be registered in order to participate All participants will be placed into groups Kindergarten modified distance and basket 1 st and 2nd Grades modified distance and basket 3rd and 4th Grades modified distance 5th and 6th Grades 7th and 8th Grades high school adults and Ladies 18 and up Category winners receive new outdoor basketballs For more information please call Mike Thompson at 609 494 8861 ext 105 Thyroid Support Group The next meeting of the Thyroid Support Group will be on Monday March 20 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 Visit our website for more events stories etc www forkedrivergazette com
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Page 28 The Forked River GAZETTE King of the Hill Bowling Tournament St Stephen s Episcopal Church of Whiting NJ will host a monthly King of the Hill Bowling Tournament on the last Sunday of each month in 2017 at 5 pm at Playdrome Lanes Toms River NJ The entry fee is 45 and the breakdown is as follows 31 Prize Fund 11 Playdrome Lanes and 3 St Stephen s Donation The format is 4 games on the same pair of lanes then a cut to put the top qualifier from the initial round and the sitting King of the Hill go head tohead in a final game roll off Spots King through 5 th place will cash based on all paid entries There will also be side pots available to cash for 1st 2nd Place High Game and High Series which are 5 to participate in each pot A championship medal will be awarded to the new King of the Hill Champion and there are medals available and will be awarded for anyone who rolls a 300 game Come out and join us to see the finest bowlers in the area go at it head to head in non sanctioned scratch competition It truly is something to watch as these bowlers can really put on a terrific performance and put up exhilarating scores If you are considering entering our tournament please do where you too can be King for a day Registration and check in begins at 4 30 pm For further MARCH 2017 information please call William Bodine III Tournament Director 732 814 6683 Playdrome Lanes 732 3495345 or the St Stephen s Parish Office 732 350 2121 American Polish Club of Whiting April 30 2017 May 7 2017 A 7 night cruise to Bermuda leaving from NYC on the Norwegian Breakaway June 5 8 2017 Visit Wildwoods Atlantic City Cape May and Smithville Village Featuring all you can eat Wildwood Seafood Feast Resorts Casino tour and shop Victorian Cape May and Smithville Village 349pp October 2 4 2017 Travel to Finger Lakes for a Wine Tour visiting Belhurst Castle on the shore of Lake Seneca Sonnenberg Gardens and Wine Center Fox Run Vineyards with a visit to Corning Museum of Glass 389pp For Further Information Call Ed 732 350 0216 Men s Club Of St Stephen s Episcopal Church To Host A Corned Beef Cabbage Dinner The Men s Club of St Stephen s Episcopal Church Whiting NJ will host a Corned Beef Cabbage Dinner on Saturday March 11 2017 at 3 pm in the Parish Hall The Church is located at 180 Route 539 Whiting NJ Tickets are 15 for Adults and 7 for children 12 years old and under For further information please call the Parish Office 732 350 2121
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MARCH 2017 The Forked River GAZETTE Page 29 BlueClaws National Anthem Tryouts On March 22nd at FirstEnergy Park The BlueClaws will hold their 2017 National Anthem tryouts on Wednesday March 22nd at FirstEnergy Park The auditions will run from 5 pm 7 pm All interested participants must fill out an application prior to the audition Applications are available in the BlueClaws Front Office or online by clicking here They must be returned in person to FirstEnergy Park by Saturday March 18th No email or fax submissions will be accepted All National Anthem auditions will be performed a capella Instruments will be permitted but only those that do not require electricity Singers can apply individually or as a group Those that are interested in performing the National Anthem as a group can contact the BlueClaws at 732901 7000 option 3 Applications will be reviewed on a first come first served basis and performance times are subject to availability All applicants will be notified by phone regarding a possible audition but applicants are not guaranteed an audition A decision will not be made the day of the tryout All who tryout will be notified if they have been selected to perform at FirstEnergy Park for the 2017 season All judges decisions are final The BlueClaws are the Jersey Shore s top stop for affordable family entertainment They have led the South Atlantic League and New Jersey in attendance in each year of existence and this year will reach the 7 million fan plateau 2017 ticket packages and group outings are currently on sale by calling 732 901 7000 option 3 Single game tickets will go on sale at the team s FanFest on Saturday March 18th Join Up For Girl Scouts The Girl Scout year is in Full Swing now but there is still plenty of time to sign up and join the fun We are always accepting new girls into scouting so existing troops are filling up quickly leaving hundreds of girls on the waiting list There is a shortage of leaders volunteers and co leaders at every level in every town Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore serves girls in grades K 12 including Special Needs in all of Monmouth and Ocean Counties You can become a leader of a troop or volunteer to help a troop You do not need to have any prior experience as a leader or a Girl Scout or have a daughter in a troop All you need to have is the desire to make a difference in girls lives Girl Scouts provides you with the training support and program materials that you need to be a leader of your own troop As a leader you can choose your level meeting day time place and GSJS will be there to help and support you along the way Registration for adults and girls can be done on line through the GSJS website or by calling 732 349 4499 for information Financial Aid is available for girls as well as adults
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MARCH 2017 Your March 2017 Horoscope by Mary Silvernail Psychic Astrologer For a Personal Reading call 609 242 3900 For entertainment purposes only ARIES March 21 April 20 Your Aries energy is really in high gear Utilize your energies in a productive manner You will hear from someone in your past Don t fall for their same old song and dance TAURUS April 21 May 21 Your focus is on making money dear Taurus That is great just leave a little room for some fun A little romantic weekend getaway can do wonders for both of you GEMINI May 22 June 21 You are a shining star this month in both career and personal life Don t float too far off the ground there are also some serious issues at hand Stay focused CANCER June 22 July 22 You find very creative ways to make extra money Short trips pay off greatly Do a good deed it will be paid back to you threefold LEO July 23 August 23 Your feelings regarding a love relationship are changing Allow yourself to get in touch with your inner knowing for answers through meditation The answers will come VIRGO August 24 September 22 Everything finally comes to a head There is no more wavering You must make a decision Trust yourself you are very insightful LIBRA September 23 October 23 Keep that upbeat loving feeling flowing this month You are noticed in your workplace by higher ups You really will be going places if you stay upbeat SCORPIO October 24 November 22 Focus on what makes you happy and brings a smile to your face Release the melancholy and live your life Now is not the time for real estate transactions Wait SAGITTARIUS November 23 December 21 The universe is smiling on your love life Make the most of it Socialize socialize socialize You may just meet your soul mate under these stars CAPRICORN December 22 January 20 You are the social butterfly this month Be sure to get enough rest since your energy level is very low Take care of yourself no one else will AQUARIUS January 21 February 18 You are a completely different person then you were a year ago You have evolved to a new heightened awareness Now FLY PISCES February 19 March 20 Happy Birthday Pisces It is your month to shine After the 13th you have the clarity of thought to move quickly forward to beautiful new beginnings Have FAITH The Forked River GAZETTE Page 31 Special Planetary Aspects for March 2017 Happy Birthday Pisces Pisces is the twelfth and final sign of the zodiac with Neptune as its ruling planet Pisces gemstones are turquoise sugalite and covellite The color of turquoise is associated with the sign of Pisces Pisceans are highly intuitive spiritual individuals Many possess the gift of prophetic dreaming They are also dreamy imaginative creative sensitive and lovers of art and poetry The Jupiter Uranus opposition on March 2 can bring about scientific breakthroughs At this time there can be strong storms at sea In our personal lives it can make us positive to change and open to new perspectives Venus will retrograde on March 4 until April 15 asking us to re evaluate our attitudes towards love money and our own self esteem This is a good time to put our affairs in order especially regarding love and money On March 12 we will be experiencing the Virgo Full Moon which will create order out of chaos This is a time to focus on inspirations so that we are ready act when the Sun moves into the constellation of Aries on March 20 at the time of the Spring Equinox and the new solar year This will give the energy and confidence needed to fulfill our inspirations The Aries Equinox on March 20 is the start of the astrological year as the Sun moves into Aries This astrological year is sure to be a very aggressive year in many ways especially for the United States Be very aware of Divine signs pointing in the right direction at the time of the Aries New Moon on March 27 regarding professional Spiritual and personal goals Mars sextile aspect with Neptune at this time can help us identify which way the wind is blowing Especially with the assistance of Mars applying trine to Pluto it will show us that once we know in which direction we are going there will be no stopping us You may not know where you re going but you know that so long as you spread your wings the wind will carry you C Joy Bell Happy Spring Blessed New Beginnings Mary Silvernail ACI RMT For your personal Psychic Astrology Reading call Mary Silvernail at 609 242 3900 Gifted from birth So accurate your spine will tingle Know what is in your future Like Mary Silvernail Astrologer on Facebook www HopeHypnosis com copyright 2017 Upcoming Event for Crestwood Village III Friday March 17 St Patrick s Day Dinner Dance from 7 0011 00 PM Tickets are 20 BYOB Further info to follow For further info call Bill at 732 569 8042 or Jack at 732 9414664
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Page 32 The Forked River GAZETTE MARCH 2017 Ages to Modern Graphic Novels NonSports Cards Toys Crafts Collectibles and More We will be offering something new at the show this time and would like to welcome Whole Cloth Photos to our show Whole Cloth Photos is a green screen photo booth where you can choose the background of your choice whether it be among Storm Troopers in a galaxy far away or running from dinosaurs in Jurassic Park it is sure to be a hit with attendees and fun for the whole family The Girl Scouts of America will also be joining us selling those delicious cookies we all love and recruiting any young ladies who would like to join the Girl Scouts We will have some great door prize drawings throughout the day one of them being Zombie Certificate Presented to AppleBee s in Lacey for Their Makeover by Zombie Queen herself Carolyn Seibert how Ca h will be Generosity given as well The officers of The William H Smith Marine Corp League Detachment 667 of Admission is 5 senior Lacey Township presented a certificate of appreciation to Joseph Gerber General citizens 3 and kids under 12 free Manager of AppleBee s of Lacey Township for his generosity and patriotism in Free parking For information call 609 helping the Toys for Tots Drive be a success 242 7756 or visit our website at jerseyshorecomicbookshow com Master Gardener Scholarship The Master Gardeners of Ocean County Inc present two scholarships each year to applicants from the graduating classes of any school in Ocean County The requirements are that they must be advancing their education in the field of horticulture or other environmental sciences The application for this scholarship can be picked up at the Extension Center building at 1623 Whitesville Road Toms River NJ 08755 A strict filing deadline is adhered to and the date is March 24 2017 at 4 pm For further information you may call 732 505 4563 Comic Con Join us in welcoming spring and our first comic con of the new year on Saturday March 19 2017 from 10am to 4pm at the Toms River Elks Lodge 600 Washington Street Toms River NJ Our Star Guest will be Christopher Weite of the Walking Dead and Gotham Also on hand will be horror actress make up artist and Zombie Queen Carolyn Siebert The Philadelphia Avengers Carter Cosplay New Jersey Ghostbusters and the 501st Star Wars Legion as well as individual cosplayers will also be joining us We will be having a cosplay costume contest at 2pm so come out in your best super hero or villain costume and join in the fun We will be featuring an Artist Lounge with big name artists writers and creators of comics as well as numerous vendors offering up comics from the Golden 2017 Wine Festivals in New Jersey Mark your calendars Two of New Jersey s most popular wine festivals are once again returning this year The third annual Waretown Spring Wine Festival will return on Saturday April 22rd and Sunday April 23th in the Waretown Recreation and Lake Area located at 182 Wells Mill Road The yearly two day event will feature tastings from a number of award winning Garden State wineries The cost to attend is 15 in advance or 20 at the gate for those over 21 The Lakewood BlueClaws will again host the 7th annual Jersey Shore Wine Festival at Lakewood s FirstEnergy Park on Saturday June 10 through Sunday June 11 The 2017 Jersey Shore Wine Festival will feature samplings from a variety of wineries from throughout the state The cost to attend is 20 in advance or 30 at the gate for those over 21 A two day combo ticket will also be available Both festivals will be held from 12 p m noon to 5 p m EST each day and will include live entertainment retail vendors crafters and food trucks Net proceeds from both wine festivals will be donated to Sylvia s Children a Holmdel based 501 c 3 organization working since 2003 to improve the lives of more than 1 000 children in Uganda Africa For more information contact Sylvia Allen at Sylvia allenconsulting com or 732 946 2711
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MARCH 2017 The Forked River GAZETTE People of the Pines A Unique Examination of Various Ocean County Residents BARBARA ANTOLICK Having grown up in a predominantly white republican town during the 90 s Christianity was pretty much an expected belief system My mother brought me up in the Episcopalian faith attending Saint Stephen s Episcopal church in Waretown every Sunday for the first 15 years of my life However I began a lifelong struggle with religion at the age of 9 when my Sunday School teacher told me my father was going to hell for being an Atheist This declaration was the catalyst for my initial rejection of religion Although I don t personally believe in any specific religion I ve always recognized the pros of being involved with a church Generally houses of worship provide a sense of community activities and events support and aid and perhaps foremost hope So when I recently discovered the Unitarian Universalist community right here in Ocean County I was immediately intrigued As a self proclaimed agnostic atheist I did not think there would ever be a church that welcomed me to openly philosophize on religion and spirituality The Unitarian Universalist Ocean County Congregation s cite that their mission is to Embrace the Soul Embolden the Spirit Enrich the Community Recently I had the opportunity to speak with Barbara Antolick the acting President of the UUOCC to learn more about the religion According to the Unitarian Universalist Association s website their beliefs are diverse and inclusive We have no shared creed Our shared covenant our seven Principles supports the free and responsible search for truth and meaning Unitarian Universalists believe more than one thing We think for ourselves and reflect together about important questions Antolick expanded Everyone is welcome at UUOCC We don t discriminate Everyone has their own spiritual journey that they are on and we are here to support them in any way that we can The Unitarian Universalist Ocean County Congregation UUOCC has been in existence for 34 years The group first met at Murray Grove in Lanoka Harbor which is the birthplace of Universalism in the United States starting in 1983 Our services offer a variety of opinions and practices that reflect our tradition of a free pulpit We ve had service topics include Baseball Autism Tattoos Page 33 Gardening a Sunrise service a Labyrinth service Flower Communion Water Communion Fire Communion and Poetry Sunday just to name a few Barbara commented As President of the Board of Trustees Barbara oversees the congregation Every Sunday the UUOCC holds services every at 10 30AM During this time the church holds a Religious Education for children Barbara expands Each Sunday a member of the congregation works plays with the children while promoting our Seven Principles 1st Principle The inherent worth and dignity of every person 2nd Principle Justice equity and compassion in human relations 3rd Principle Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations 4th Principle A free and responsible search for truth and meaning 5th Principle The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large 6th Principle The goal of world community with peace liberty and justice for all 7th Principle Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part The UUOCC also offers a wide array of events and programs including Dream Circle Meditation Wrangle Brook Community Garden and Book Club Additionally the church is very involved in activism We have a very active Social Justice Committee that seems to work around the clock Our congregation supports the Interfaith Hospitality Network all local food banks the Community Garden and Homeless concerns again just to name a few The Wrangle Brook Community Garden is the church s newest enterprise and is available to all local residents Residents are offered the opportunity to cultivate their own vegetables and flowers There will also be a common area to grow produce that will be donated to local food banks With this religion being fairly new the Universalist Church of America and the American Unitarian Association consolidated in 196 I was curious as to how receptive the general public has been People often disapprove of our religion because they don t understand it Many of the skeptics usually join us for at least one Sunday to see what we re all about Many of them wind up becoming members My advice to everyone reading this if you don t understand just ask Barbara commented For more information on the UUOCC go to their website http www uuocc org 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 Continued on Page 37
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Page 34 The Forked River GAZETTE Continued from Page 4 TRADE BY GINA LA MORTE As a working mother I wanted to design bags that were not only luxurious and stylish but also multi functional I wanted a bag that I knew I could use whether I was headed to work in the city or to my daughter s soccer game or even for a night out We are all women with the same problems I wanted to design a bag with colors that worked with any outfit and styles that could translate to almost any look La Morte says It took almost 2 years to come up with the perfect shape the right colors the best zipper It was a fascinating process La Morte adds Each bag is created with high quality materials All of the leather is semi vegetable hand dyed lambskin from Italy and there are unique design details like handmade artisan fringes and feathers vintage ribbons sandblasted metals for hardware handmade beaded trims sustainable Italian made zippers and recycled materials for some of our linings We also include our signature key hook inside some of the bags so that you are no long shuffling around the bottom of your bag searching for your keys Each bag also includes a hidden message stamped inside every bag that will continue to tell the story of freedom ABOUT FOUNDER CEO GINA LA MORTE Celebrity Fashion Stylist Social Entrepreneur Author and Speaker Gina LaMorte has worked with some of the nation s most influential fashion and beauty brands As a Celebrity Fashion Stylist her style expertise has been seen by millions on television for networks including Bravo MTV NBC FOX ABC and more She was a Celebrity Fashion Stylist for O the Oprah magazine People StyleWatch People W Nelson Mandela Foundation and others Some of her fashion and beauty clients include luxury retailers Neiman Marcus Nordstrom Bloomingdales Saks Fifth Avenue and Hilton Hotels Spas Worldwide She s worked with celebrities including Katy Perry Seal Cobie Smulders January Jones and Missy Elliot Gina has attended both the Academy Awards and the Emmys She was Founder Editor in Chief of her own Aveda award winning sustainable and charitable fashion magazine BOHO sold in 37 countries and in stores including Whole Foods Target CVS Barnes Noble and 1000 others Boho featured designers entrepreneurs nonprofits and brands that were both socially conscious and philanthropic This past year she authored her first book Designing Your Dream to inspire other socially conscious entrepreneurs to live their dreams Her business is located in the Centre For Social Innovation in New York City She currently advises and consults for clients in the fashion beauty and sustainable lifestyle industries MARCH 2017
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MARCH 2017 The Forked River GAZETTE Page 35 William J Rempel 630 W Lacey Road Forked River New Jersey 08731 609 971 1884 Telephone Certified Matrimonial Attorney Qualified Family Law Mediator Per R 1 40 More than 20 years experience in Family Law Focus is entirely on the area of family law which demonstrates commitment and dedication to this area of law Regardless of the challenges of a case he will work towards an effective solution that is aligned with your goals Accepting Cases in All Areas of Family Law including those involving Divorce Division of Assets Debts Child Support Child Custody Alimony Prenuptial Agreements Domestic Violence Modification of Alimony AVVO CLIENT S CHOICE 2016 AVVO EXCELLENT RATING AVVO TOP CONTRIBUTOR AVVO RATING FIVE STARS www avvo com
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MARCH 2017 The Forked River GAZETTE Continued from Page 33 CHELSEA ERIKSEN 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 at chelseaeriksen gmail com Resident Club Village 5 Flea Market Come out to our Flea Market on March 18 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 April 22 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 Village VI Saint Patrick s Day Dance Come Celebrate Saint Patrick s Day with Village VI on Saturday March 11 2017 from 6 PM to 10PM Doors will open at 5 15 PM Entertainment provided by Pipers Alley Enjoy a truly Irish buffet of Corned Beef and Cabbage Roasted Chicken potatoes and so much more and dessert Coffee tea and Setups provided BYOB and please Drink responsibly Ticket cost 25 00 per person Ticket sales will begin Monday February 6th 2017 between 10 AM and 11 AM and will end Monday March 6th 2017 There will be NO tickets sold at the door No refunds Tickets will be sold at Deerfield Hall 6 Congasia Rd Whiting NJ Can t be there call Michele at 732 3509026 or Pat at 732 673 4468 All Tickets must be paid for before the event Barnegat Library March Events March 8 11 12pm Cookie Art Join Miss Lexi in celebrating Youth Art Month with some fun Cookie Art Dress to make a mess and decorate a cookie Ages 35 REG Please call with any food allergies March 11 11 12pm Documentary Saturday A Girl in the River Nominated for a 2016 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short this 40 minute documentary follows the story of Saba a young woman from the Punjab region of Pakistan who was shot and left for dead by her father and uncle after marrying Qaiser a man once promised to her by her family Told through the lens of a true love story the film is a scathing examination of the contradictions between modernism and tradition within Page 37 Pakistani society as Saba struggles with pressures to forgive the relatives who tried to kill her a pronouncement that would set them free In this masterful work of high risk journalistic storytelling award winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy uncovers the complex and violent forces faced by women in Pakistan particularly as it relates to human rights and family honor March 17 10 30 11 00 St Patrick s Day Craft Join us for a fun story celebrating the day We will also have a treasure hunt in the library to see if we can find the Leprechauns pot of gold Feel free to get dressed in green Please Register March 18 2 3pm The New Jersey Theater Alliance s Stages Festival Presents Peter and the Wolf Performed by the wonderful Pushcart Players this classic story will be brought to life before your eyes Bring the whole family for this tantalizing tale An excerpt from the Pushcart Players website A spirited young boy confronted by danger meets the challenge with courage creativity and leadership Finally there is all that the story represents Love friendship and caring Greed arrogance and prejudice all this will be accompanied by riveting music Join us for this unforgettable event Please register For more info on the sponsors please visit njtheatrealliance org or stagesfestival org These programs are free and open to the public Please register online at www theoceancountylibrary org or by calling 609 698 3331 Philadelphia Flower Show History Tour Freeholder John C Bartlett Jr Chairman of Ocean County Parks and Recreation will be conducting a bus trip to explore Philadelphia on Thursday March 10 The theme of the Flower Show is Holland The bus will depart from the Ocean County Park in Lakewood at 8 00 AM for a day in the city to discover the historic and museum area attractions on your own or attend the Flower Show at the Convention Center We will return To Lakewood at approximately 6 30 PM You will receive a map of the area and will be dropped off in the Historic district To register send a check for 35 00 per person made payable to County of Ocean and mail to Ocean County Parks Recreation 1198 Bandon Road Toms River NJ 08753 The fee includes the bus transportation only any admissions or tours are on your own The approximate fee for the flower show is 28 00 Please note program FS2017 Visit the website at www oceancountyparks org for more information The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders sponsors this event Call 1 877 OCPARKS for information or to be placed on the Newsletter mailing list GAZETTE NEXT ISSUE Thursday April 6 2017
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Page 38 The Forked River GAZETTE Ocean County Library to Offer Job Fair for Healthcare Workers The Lakewood branch of the Ocean County Library 301 Lexington Ave will host a Job Fair for Healthcare Workers between 11 a m and 2 p m on Thursday March 30th Job seekers will have access to over 20 employers looking for qualified individuals seeking part time and full time work Some openings will include Home Health Aides Certified Nursing Assistants Companion Caregivers RNs and LPNs Community Support Managers Direct Care Staff along with supervisory and administrative positions Attendees should bring multiple copies of their resume Curriculum Vitae CV and pens For a complete listing of the many participating companies at the fair visit www theoceancountylibrary org and click Calendar of Events The Job Fair for Healthcare Workers is funded by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development Career Connections grant The event is free and registration is not required For more information call Kristin Cancellieri at 732 3631435 or visit www theoceancountylibrary org and click on Calendar of Events Directions and parking information can also be found on the library s website Please Donate Your Used Cell Phone For This Worthy Cause Nancy Seibert has been collecting for Cell Phones for Soldiers since 2006 She has combined forces with the Berkeley based Support the Troops project and Lloyd Mullikin who has been sending packages oversea since 2004 Over the past 10 years these projects have worked closely together collecting phones and mailing packages which include the calling cards to our troops overseas Cell phones are collected in any condition and sent to a recycler The profits from the recycling are sent to the organization headquarters in Massachusetts to purchase 60minute calling cards for our troops overseas so that they may keep in contact with their families during their deployment To date there have been over 17 000 phones collected and over 64 000 free 60 minute calling cards donated through thru our efforts to date We have various drop sites throughout the area so that donors can drop their phones in them and then we collect them from the sites for recycling We are also accepting names of soldiers serving overseas to send them calling cards We will need their name rank and military mailing address to mail them a package along with the calling cards Your participation in the program would be greatly appreciated by the Cell Phones for Soldiers program If you require more information please contact Nancy Seibert project coordinator at 732 606 6040 Thank you on behalf of our soldiers for your donation MARCH 2017 DROP OFF LOCATIONS All Lester Glenn Auto Group locations Berkeley Twp Elementary Schools Berkeley Sounds of Summer Concerts Veterans Park Bayville Berkeley Twp Police Dept Bayville All Berkeley Twp Municipal buildings Shoprite Bayville Lobby VFW9503 Bayville Elks Bayville First Energy Park Lakewood BlueClaws Lakewood Berkeley Twp Bd of Ed Altieri Chiropractic Bayville Ocean County Courthouse Toms River Ocean County Clerk Office Toms River Pine Beach PO Your Grandmothers Cupboard Toms River Silver Ridge Holiday City and Holiday City West various clubhouses Silver Ridge Real Estate Toms River Berkeley Shores Homeowners Association Community Medical Center outpatient desk Maureen s Precision Cut Bayville Bayville Auto Bayville Presbyterian Church of Toms River Morning Star Presbyterian Church Bayville C C Marina Bayville Heritage Restaurant Whiting Browns Mills Methodist Church Browns Mills and Causeway Subaru Manahawkin Make a Difference Girl Scouts is more than just Cookies Crafts and Coloring Come find out for yourself how you can make a difference If you were a Girl Scout or a Leader and are looking to get involved in Girl Scouts as an adult becoming a Leader is a great way to do so However you can also become a member of The Order of the Evergreen an alumnae association of the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore We serve troops in Ocean County by volunteering our time at camps troop meetings programs and council activities We also help provide camperships and scholarships for the girls You do not have to have a girl in scouts or lead a troop to join the Order of the Evergreen For information please call and leave a message at 732 349 4499 Happy St Patrick s Day
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