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Sandy Causes Slow Start for Rentals

  BY DON STINE Summer rentals at the Jersey Shore seem to be off to a slow start this year but local realtors said they remain optimistic that things will pick up once the weather becomes warmer. Richard Davidson, with Remax Shore and Country, has been doing summer rentals since 1986. He said family summer rentals are a little behind for this time of the year. “I think some people are still in a wait-and-see mode,” he said. Davidson said that Bradley Beach summer rentals are doing better than in other communities, adding that may be because Bradley Beach had little…

Neptune City Prohibiting Smoking at Parks, Playgrounds

  BY MICHAEL ROGERS NEPTUNE CITY – Neptune City officials have approved a measure prohibiting smoking in parks and playgrounds. Under the measure smoking will be permitted in designated smoking areas and the penalty for violation of of this ordinance will be $25. In other business, Borough Councilman Rick Pryor said on June 3 the fire company will hold its annual golf outing. Participation costs $150 and people can sign up at the borough hall. There will also be an day out to a Lakewood Blue Claws game on Aug. 20 and the cost is $34. Those interested in attending can…

Helipcopter Rides over Asbury Park Proposed

  By DON STINE ASBURY PARK – A Wall Township business owner would like to offer sightseeing helicopter rides in Asbury Park, if officials approve. The proposal was presented to the City Council last week by Vincent Giglio, owner of Ocean Helicopter, which operates out of the Monmouth Executive Airport in Wall. He said he is “hoping to break through the glass ceiling” on providing rides in Asbury Park and that he hopes the council is receptive to the idea. He said the main purpose of the rides would be sightseeing. The company has had success at other oceanfront locations,…

Catch a Carp, Win Some Cash

  ASBURY PARK – Deal Lake’s first-ever carp fishing contest will kick off on Sun., April 21, 2013 but get up early if you plan to be a contender. The contest, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7 a.m. and will continue until noon. Prizes range from $75 for the largest carp and $25 for the next highest, to $25 for the most carp caught during the contest. All fish must be counted or weighed before noon. The goal of the contest, being sponsored by the Asbury Park Fishing Club, is to reduce the number of…

Neptune OKs Riverfront Concert

  NEPTUNE TOWNSHIP – The Neptune Township Committee this week approved the use of the Township’s Municipal Marina and Riverside Park for River Concert 2013, a benefit concert for the families affected by Hurricane Sandy. The concert will feature performances by many local musicians and student groups. Mayor Eric Houghtaling as well a members of the committee said they applaud the efforts of the Shark River Hills First Aid Squad, Fire Company, Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, Property Owners Association and the many community volunteers who have partnered for this event which will be held on Sat., June 1 from noon to…

Ocean Grove Man Wins Top Instrumental Award

  OCEAN GROVE – David Cohen of Guitar Point in Ocean Grove won top instrumentalist in the guitarist category in April 7th’s JAM Award ceremony held at the Jersey Shore Arts Center in Ocean Grove. In addition to his guitar playing Cohen plays bagpipes and is member of the Pipes and Drums of the Jersey Shillelagh’s in Belmar. He also teachers and performs on the Chinese pipa. He is the first classical musician to be nominated in the JAM Awards. In 2003 Cohen started the Food Bank Benefit Concert that is held the last Saturday in January with proceeds going…