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Ice Skating at Asbury Hotel

  Ice skating to support Tomorrow’s Children’s Fund is planned for the Asbury Hotel, Fifth Avenue, Asbury Park from noon to 8 p.m. Sat., Jan. 21. The skating is being offered behind Asbury Hall and will be open to the public on weekends until the warm weather. Entry fee is $8 and skate rental is $4. The Asbury, the city’s newest hotel and entertainment venue, is offering the ice skating in support of Tomorrow’s Children’s Fund, a Hackensack-based nonprofit aimed at helping children diagnosed with cancer and serious blood disorders. For more info, visit the The Asbury’s Facebook page.

Shop Will Feature New and Vintage Bikes

  By DON STINE   If you are looking for a new or vintage bicycle, or even to have your present bike repaired or accessorized, then you might stop in at the Rusty Pedal bike shop scheduled to open on Sixth Avenue in Neptune this spring.   Shawn Mazur, Neptune, and Steve Vorwerk, Belmar, are opening their new store, The Rusty Pedal at 1103 Sixth Ave. this spring. The new shop is just off Memorial Drive near the Bradley Beach train station.   “Steve and I are big-time antique bike collectors and have been doing this for several years- it’s been…

Crane House Remembers a Comedian

  The Stephen Crane House,  508 4th Ave., Asbury Park, and the one-time home of the author of the first great novel about the Civil War, salutes the son of a Confederate Army soldier wounded at the Battle of Antietam during a program scheduled for Jan. 28. On Oliver Hardy’s grave is a plaque that reads: “A Genius of Comedy (1892-1957), his talent brought joy and laughter to all the world.” One half of the brilliant and beloved team of Laurel and Hardy, Oliver was born 125 years ago this month and 2017 also marks 60 years since his death.…

Vegan Food Stand Offers Food for All in Asbury Park

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI         The local chapter of the Food Not Bombs organization has spent every Sunday afternoon for the past three years giving out vegan food to anyone who wants at the Asbury Park Transportation Center. One of the regular volunteers, Stacey Tavis of Belmar, says she goes to the transportation center about twice a month to help out. She became involved with the group through her friend Marissa Pardue of Wall Township who founded the chapter. Jersey Shore Food Not Bombs has its own Facebook page which posts, “Jersey Shore Food Not Bombs recovers and shares…

1 Injured in Tinton Falls Fire

  A recent fire in a Tinton Falls condominium caused the evacuation of two units and caused one of the residents of the unit where the fire took place, 16 Karen Drive, to be taken to area hospital for treatment. Joan Fiess, 63, was home January 10 when the fire began and was treated medically at the scene before being taken to the hospital for evaluation. When firefighters arrived on the scene they could see that the rear of the condominium was on fire. Investigators later determined that a lit cigarette left by the resident on the patio caused the…

Landmark Restaurant Auctions Plates, Liquor But Not Liquor License

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The dining room tables in Giamano’s Ristorante in Bradley Beach were pushed together and piled high with all the things needed to run a successful restaurant: dishes, soup bowls, pots, pans, glasses and flatware. Except these items were not waiting for the next group of diners seeking a good meal, they were numbered in lots and waiting to be sold to the highest bidder at the auction Jan. 17. After more than 30 years in Bradley Beach the Manno family decided to close the doors of the restaurant on Main Street. Everything in the restaurant,…

Parking Revenue in Asbury Park

  Asbury Park’s parking meters took in more than $4.9 million during 2016, said Mayor John Moor. A big number, sure, but Moor noted out of that money the meters have to be paid for. He also said  operating expenses and salaries have to be accounted for.

Free Gift Card for Donating Blood

  Donate blood and get a free breakfast and a $10 gift card to Luigi’s restaurant in Neptune. The Knights of Columbus in Neptune City is hosting a blood drive Sun., Jan. 22 at the council home 203 W. Sylvania Ave. The blood drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All those who donate get a free breakfast and gift card. Donors must present photo or signature ID. For more information call Felix Spano at 732-585-8281.

In Bradley Beach: Lawsuit Alleges Council Didn’t Give Proper Notice

  By PETE WALTON A local resident is suing the Bradley Beach Borough Council, saying it acted twice without giving proper public notice. Thomas J. Coan wants the court to invalidate approval of a new contract for the borough’s police chief and an agreement with a Red Bank firm to produce the annual Memorial Day festival. The suit was filed Jan. 5 in the law division of state Superior Court in Freehold on behalf of Coan by attorney Walter M. Luers of Clinton. At this week’s Borough Council meeting, municipal attorney Michael DuPont said he had not seen a copy…