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Art Star Craft Bazaar Coming to Asbury Park

  The Art Star Craft Bazaar of Philadelphia will be in Asbury Park with more than 50 curated art and craft vendors July 30 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and July 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The two day event will take place in Bradley Park, across from Convention Hall, and is free to the public. It will be held rain or shine. The first 50 customers each day will receive a tote bag and the first 250 customers will receive $5 off a participating vendor’s booth. In a release from organizers the bazaar is called an…

Artists Sought for Show on City Boardwalk

  The Asbury Park Historical Society is holding its 11th annual Art on the Boardwalk art show Sun., Aug. 21 and are looking for artists who would like to display their works. Anyone who would like to participate may send a $75 entry fee for a 10 feet X 12 feet space by August 1 to Teddy Chomko, 496 Monmouth Road, West Allenhurst, NJ 07711 by August 1. The art show is open to all oil, acrylic, watercolor, charcoal, pastel, photography and sculpture artists (no crafts please). The show will take place between Sunset and 5th avenues, south of Convention…

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Bradley Beach Library Addition

  On Monday, July 25 at 9 am, the Bradley Beach Free Public Library will break ground on its long-awaited accessibility renovation. Donors, board members, Friends of the Library, architects, builders and neighbors will attend the event at the Library (511 Fourth Avenue, Bradley Beach). “We have been struggling for more than 12 years to bring the Library into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act,” says Library Board Chair Jeanne Beaudette. “Once this addition is complete no one will be inconvenienced or turned away because it is difficult to get into and around our beautiful building.” “It took an…

‘Christmas in July’ Event Benefits Special Needs Children

  The Asbury Park/ Wall Elks Lodge 128 is hosting a “Christmas in July” charity event Sat., July 23 at the lodge at 3409 W. Bangs Ave., Neptune. The event will benefit special children’s needs. It will run from 6 to 10 p.m. and is open to the public. There will be a gift basket auction, a mega 50/50, a regular 50/50 and additional games. There will be a choice of steak or chicken dinner. Music will be by Ms. G and Da Guyz. Tickets are available at the bar or by calling 732-284-8759.

Mayor Gives Ocean State of the Township Address

  By DON STINE Ocean Township Mayor Christopher Siciliano gave his first- and perhaps the first ever- state of the township address at last week’s Township Council meeting. “It’s to let residents know where we are and where we are going,” he said. The half-hour address focused on issues like better access to government, budget and finance, quality of life and economic development. Siciliano said his Coffee With The Mayor program, where residents can meet with the mayor on Monday or Friday from 1 to 4 p.m., has been a big success. “So far I have visited with hundreds of…

Loch Arbour Proposes Limiting Drones

  The use of drones and similar devices in Loch Arbour will be limited and controlled under an ordinance introduced at the Board of Commissioner’s July 6 meeting. The ordinance, which will have a public hearing on Aug. 3, regulates the use of drones or other unmanned aircraft within the boundaries of the village. Deputy Mayor Al Cheswick said the ordinance is being considered after a resident suggested several months ago that the village be pro-active on the issue. “As far as I know we have not had problems or complaints with drones but we are trying to address any…

City Resident Co-Founder of Football Team for Graduates

  By DON STINE Graduating high school doesn’t mean that young people need to give up their love of playing football thanks to the Jersey Shore Hurricanes. The Jersey Shore Hurricanes, a team in the minor/semi-pro football world and affiliated with Major League Football, was founded in 2015 in Asbury Park by resident Tysef Meacham, 28, and Somerset resident Edd Gladney, 49. The mission of the program is to provide fundamental skill-development instruction and to teach the elements of football to young student-athletes who have a desire to compete in the higher level of football competition. “We did it to…

Blues and Brews Festival Coming to City

  The Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation’s Summer Series of Festivals is bringing the sweet summer sounds of the blues to Asbury Park, along with craft beer July 23. The Blues and Brews festival will be held from 12-8 p.m. in Bradley Park, across from Convention Hall. Thousands are anticipated to turn out for a day of live performances by talented blues musicians, food, crafters and sponsor exhibits, a craft beer and wine garden, and activities for the entire family. The festival is rain or shine, free to the public, dog friendly and all ages are welcome to attend.…

Asbury Park’s Rising Causes Uptick in Rentals

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI It seems in the new Asbury Park, if you rent it, they will come. And according to some, money is no object. Because Asbury Park is fast becoming a destination vacation spot, officials are worried that the same issues that plague other shore towns could soon become the norm in the city if zoning laws are not in place and enforced. In a presentation at this week’s work session the City Council held a lengthy discussion about regulations governing summer rentals in the city. Rob McKeon, Director of Property Maintenance and Director of Planning, Michele…

In Neptune City: Residents Invited to Coffee with a Cop

  On July 28, officers from the Neptune City Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. All community members are invited to attend this Coffee with a Cop event. It begins at 5 p.m. and runs until 8 p.m. at the Neptune City Police Department Community Relations Unit, which is located in the Brighton Arms III complex, Apartment No. 301A. For questions and more information contact Lt. Matthew Quagliato at 732-775-1298 Ex. 38 or MQuagliato@neptunecitypolice.org. Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community…

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