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Reality Show Will Begin Filming in Asbury Park

  By DON STINE ASBURY PARK – Reality television is coming to Asbury Park and it’s going to be “Jerseylicious.” The reality-based show, “Jerseylicious,” which follows the exploits of employees from The Gatsby Salon in Green Brook, NJ, will begin filming 10 episodes in Asbury Park and the surrounding area beginning July 1. The shows, which appear on the Style Network, are expected to air later this year Developer Pat Fasano, Asbury Park said the show’s producers have rented one of his three-bedroom summer rentals on Third Avenue in Asbury Park, one block from the boardwalk “I don’t know why…

Wanamassa Man Places 3rd at International Shooting Match

  By DON STINE Ocean Township has its own “top shot” and his name is Fred Nordensvan, who has been consistently and accurately hitting the bulls-eye ever since he began shooting decades ago. Nordensvan, who lives in Wanamassa and has been shooting since high school, decided that this year was the time to go for the gold on the international sharpshooting scene. For the first time he attended the 41st annual International Benchrest Shooters Competition, called “The Super Shoot,” in North Lawrence, Ohio from May 22-25, where 300 competitors from around world competed for the honor of being the best…

City Postpones Jazz Festival

  ASBURY PARK – The city of Asbury Park said the 25th Annual Asbury Park Jazz Festival has been postponed. New date has not been scheduled. Due to the extensive recovery efforts after Sandy required to restore the city, management did not have sufficient time to plan, secure entertainment and raise sponsorship dollars to successful host the 2013 Asbury Park Jazz Festival. Since this is the 25th anniversary of this wonderful event, it was decided to postpone the festival, so a celebration worthy of the tradition established over past 25 years can be designed. Asbury Park officials will consider a…

What ‘s so special about your dog?

  THE COASTER asked these Shore-area residents, “What ‘s so special about your dog?” Click on any image to read their replies or to start a slide show:

3-Day Greek Festival Opens in Ocean

  OCEAN TOWNSHIP – Saint George Greek Orthodox Church in Ocean Township is sponsoring a Greek Festival from Fri., June 28 to Sun., June 30 with Greek food, games, music and rides. The festival will be held at the church site at 1033 West Park Ave., Ocean Township. Admission is $2. The church is celebrating 83 years beginning first in Asbury Park before moving to its new home in Ocean Township. The first officially recorded church service by the Hellenic Community of Asbury Park was held in the basement of the Asbury Park Library on Saint Demetrios Day, October 26,…

NIGHT OUT…in Ocean Grove

  All COASTER photos by Mike Kearns. Click on any image for a slideshow and captions. Pictured above: Ice Cream at Nagle’s Apothecary Cafe on Main Avenue, Ocean Grove.

Tinton Falls Camp Program Offers Movies and Day Trips

  By DENISE HERSCHEL TINTON FALLS – Trying to find a way for your child to be happy and busy this summer without he or she repeatedly announcing “ “I’m bored” can be a daunting task. With the unlimited energy and the limited attention span of most youngsters, it can be difficult to reel them into activities. The borough of Tinton Falls has put together a summer program which addresses such a dilemma. With a long-standing recreational summer camp the young residents can manage to find their vacation filled with trips, sports and art activities. “Our camp has been in…

Adopt-A-Pet

Thor is a handsome, happy 1 ½-yr-old brindle who seems to be housebroken, loves people, and loves a good adventure. His silly personality blossoms with the littlest bit of attention. He has quickly made friends with his perpetual smile, joyful disposition and great personality. Thor is always be up for cuddles, learning new tricks, & playing with you! If you have room in your home for a bobble-headed boy with adorably tiny ears & a lifetime of love to give you, Thor is your man! Come down to AHS to meet him today. It’s the perfect day to bring the…

City Police Chief to Retire

  By DON STINE ASBURY PARK – Asbury Park Police Chief Mark Kinmon will officially retire from his job beginning Jan. 1, 2014 but he will be using up accumulated sick and vacation time beginning Oct. 1. “After 26 years in this business it’s time to move on and do something else. I am going to use some accumulated leave time beginning Oct. 1 and I will not be retuning after that date,” he said this week. Capt. David Kelso will be in charge of police operations while Kinmon is away. “He will be in charge and familiarizing himself with…