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Second Chances Thrift Store Gives Women a Second Chance

  By DENISE HERSCHEL A benefit for the Second Chances Thrift Store in Neptune City, an arm of Redeem-Her, an organization which helps women who have been incarcerated, is scheduled for Sept. 17 at Christ Church in Sycarmore from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The concept of the organization was birthed in 2003 behind the walls of the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility in Clinton, New Jersey. A resource center was set up with a resume-writing workshop for more than 200 women; a hospice program; and recreational tournaments with hundreds of participants. In 2005 a Board of Trustees was established and…

County Seeking Employers for Sept. 30 Job Fair

  Monmouth County will again offer employers and jobseekers the opportunity to connect at the Monmouth County Fall Job Fair scheduled for Friday, Sept. 30 at Brookdale Community College. “We are inviting employers who have immediate job openings to participate in Monmouth County’s Fall Job Fair, which draws hundreds of job seekers each year,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso, liaison to the Monmouth County Division of Workforce Development. “Inviting employers with current job openings improves the probability that jobseekers will find employment by attending.” The event is free for employers to reserve a table and for jobseekers to attend.…

Neptune Republicans to Host Dinner Meeting, Coat Drive

  As part of its efforts to kick off Neptune Republican Club’s 2016 – 2017 Season, Club President Danielle Daly announced that the Republican Club will hold a dinner meeting on Thurs., Sept. 22nd at Il Posto’s Restaurant on 5 th Avenue in Neptune. (the former Mom’s Kitchen). The meeting itself will begin at 7 p.m. and feature a buffet of Chicken Francese, Eggplant Parmesan and a pasta option of the day, plus more, for members and any guests attending at a great price of only $20 per person. A “Get To Know Everyone Happy Hour” will precede the dinner…

Give a Book, Take a Book at Deal Little Free Library

  By DON STINE People going to the beach or park in Deal should not have any problem finding reading material thanks to three Little Free Library stations recently installed there. “We are excited for beach and park patrons to start using them, borrowing books that they love, and donating those that they would like to pass on,” said Amy Brenner, the Deal Casino’s Aquatics Director who began the new program in the borough. Last month Deal officially opened its three Little Free Libraries located on beaches outside of the Conover Pavilion and the Deal Casino and at Harry Franco…

In Ocean Grove: Centennial Cottage to Host Yard Sale

  A Cottage Yard Sale is scheduled by the Historical Society of Ocean Grove for Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the corner of Central Avenue and McClintock Street. The event is one of the end of summer events to a successful summer for the society. More than 4000 individuals have visited so far this season to enjoy the new exhibition at the museum, participate in the Annual House Tour, Walking Tours, the Women’s History Tour, varied workshops, Ocean Grove History Days, the annual Postcard and Antique show, and more. The new museum exhibition has been especially…

Ocean Twp. Class of ’80 rocks it out!

  By DON STINE The 1980 graduating class of Ocean Township High School had a rockin’ good time in Asbury Park last Friday night. The high school class’s popular band, Nightfall, hit the stage at the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park and played before its fellow classmates for the first time in 36 years. “It went very well and it was awesome. It was a good evening with lots of music and memories to share,” band spokesman Jim Finn said. About 150 to 200 Ocean Township alum, mostly from the class of 1980, showed up for the special gig. Nightfall…

$25,000 Repair Project for Ocean Water Tower

  By DON STINE A three-story, historic water tower near the Ocean Township library will see renovations under a $25,000 improvement project funded partially with a $12,500 grant. “This grant will go a long way to preserve the water tower- it has been an eyesore for years,” Township of Ocean Historical Museum President Paul Edelson said. The $12,500 grant comes from the 1772 Foundation and it has to be matched by the museum, for a total of $25,000. “A local contractor is going to scrap, repair and paint the tower and we expect to begin in the near future. We…

The Ocean in Allenhurst Will Turn Green

  By RICHARD VIRGILIO It’s one of the many overlooked special things about New Jersey that help us forget the Housewives and Snooki. For the 73rd year on Sun., Sept. 4 at 2 p.m., following a brief bagpiper procession on the boardwalk, more than 10 pounds of vegetable-based dye will be released into the ocean in Allenhurst temporarily turning the water bright emerald green and permanently creating great memories for all attendees. Over the last few years, the ocean dye has seen record attendance, become the ceremonial end to the “official” summer season and received national attention from media outlets…

Court OKs Dorm in Wanamassa; Ocean Will Not Appeal

  By DON STINE A federal judge last week approved the creation of a Talmudic Academy to house college-age students at an existing school on Logan Road Ocean Township’s Wanamassa section. U.S. District Court Judge Freda L. Wolfson ruled that the township’s Zoning Board of Adjustment violated federal law when it unanimously voted on April 26 to deny a use variance to Yeshiva Gedola Na’os Yaakov to provide housing for up to 96 college-age students The judge did, however, limit the number of students to a maximum of 80. Mayor Christopher Siciliano said he knows the judge’s decision is a…

Ocean Grove Ladies Auxiliary Raised $42,000 to Donate

  By BONNIE GRAHAM Throughout the summer of 2016, a sizeable contingent from the all-volunteer Ladies Auxiliary of the Auditorium Ushers worked a variety of events to raise funds for various Ocean Grove summer and community-wide projects and programs. The multi-generational group was easily recognizable, as always, in their red polo shirts or red T-shirts with the Ladies Auxiliary logo. This year the group raised more than $42,000 through the member’s efforts. The funds will be distributed to almost two dozen groups. The women prepared for their various events in the off-season, with countless hours spent on collecting, sorting, and…

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