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What would you do if you won $550 million?

  The big prize may have slipped away – this time. But they’ll be other mega-jackpots, so why not start thinking, “What would you do if you won $550 million?” Here’s what these folks would do; click on any image for their replies.

A Christmas Song for the Shore by 2 Jersey Guys

  By JOSEPH SAPIA Weeks ago, the seasonal bombardment of Christmas music started. But here is a song arguably worth listening to. It has Asbury Park-area flavor, “Christmas on the Jersey Shore,” written in 2011 by Neptune’s Ray Dahrouge and performed by Dahrouge and his group, the Darchaes. The Darchaes on the song are originals Sam Siciliano of Neptune, Dennis Testa of Jackson and Louie Scalpati of Neptune City, along with Siciliano’s brother, Patsy of Spring Lake, who has filled in with the group over the years. The years? As the name of the compact disc bearing “Christmas on the…

Yacht Club Will be Built on Same Footprint, But Elevated

  The Shark River Hills Beach & Yacht Club, which was destroyed last year during Superstorm Sandy, is being rebuilt but will be 13 feet higher than its previous elevation. The club building, at 360 South Riverside Dr. in the Shark River Hills section of Neptune, was about 50 years old with several improvements made over the years. Yacht Club Board of Directors Chairman John Dempsey said its membership recently approved the final $1.5 million plan to rebuild the club, which was razed in April because it was deemed unsafe. The new building will be built on its same footprint…

Unique Program Will Give Students Degree, Diploma at Same Time

  By DON STINE Neptune High School students will participate next year in a unique program, believed to be the first of its kind in New Jersey, which will pay for the students to also attend Brookdale Community College and earn their two-year associate Bachelors of Arts degree at the same time they receive their high school disploma. “Students will attend their four years in high school and, at the same time, earn their two-year Associates Degree from Brookdale,” School Superintendent David A. Mooij said earlier this week. Called the Poseidon Early College High School program, eighth-grade students are now…

One-on-One at the Neptune Public Library

  By KATHARINA CAVANO John Bonney’s personal mission in life is to make a difference in the lives of others through kindness. In the past three years he has implemented that mission into his work at the Neptune Public Library, where he heads outreach and will soon serve as assistant director. In 2010, the Neptune Library officially began their One-on-One Program and now, three years later, the program has captured the attention of the State Librarian, Mary Chute. The One-on-One Program is designed to meet the needs of the community beyond the typical “reference desk” questions and queries. Patrons can…

Out and About 2 In OCEAN TOWNSHIP

  All Coaster photos taken by Mike Kearns.

Out and About In OCEAN GROVE

  All Coaster photos taken by Mike Kearns. Click on any image to view at full size and for caption:

Holiday cat adoption special

  Celebrate the holidays by coming over to Associated Humane Society – Tinton Falls and meet some of the fabulous felines. With the HOLIDAY CAT ADOPTION SPECIAL you can adopt a cat or kitten for only $25. The fee covers spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchip and a carrier to take your new best friend home in! PLUS…you will get a complimentary Petco or Petsmart $15 gift card when you adopt a cat or kitten in December… Now let’s really get your attention with these couple of cuties, plus a pooch to keep things lively:       Associated Humane Society 2960 Shafto…