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Historical Society Holding Memorial Day Weekend Auction

  OCEAN GROVE – The Historical Society of Ocean Grove continues its 2013 season of special fund-raising events with the popular Memorial Day Weekend Auction on Sat., May 25 at the Young People’s Temple in Ocean Grove. Preview 9 a.m. and auction at 11 a.m. The 17th Annual Auction will feature collectible and antique dolls, baseball collectibles – many signed, Roseville including large Corinthian Jardinière and Pedestal, Cherry Blossom and Jonquil pieces, Vintage pictures and nuttings, Lenox, glassware, linens, marble top table, old teddy bears, dollhouses and antique clocks. Other items include: toys, textiles, children’s items, tobacco silks, postcards &…

Neptune Mayor’s Ball to Benefit Mary’s Place

  NEPTUNE TOWNSHIP – Mary’s Place By The Sea in Ocean Grove, a temporary home for women fighting cancer, will be the recipient of funds raised from the 20th annual Neptune Mayor’s Ball scheduled for May 31. Mary’s Place founder Michele Gannon said she was “ecstatic” when she learned her organization was to be this year’s recipient. “We are very happy to be supported by Neptune. This is an amazing community, especially after what happened in the wake of Sandy, and we were very humbled when we received the telephone call telling us we would be this year’s recipient,” she…

Drainage Better Now in Ocean Grove

  OCEAN GROVE – Longstanding flooding issues along Broadway in historic Ocean Grove have apparently been resolved- but residents still have a wait-and-see attitude. Resident Kennedy Buckley, who lives on Broadway, said at the May 13 Township Committee meeting that the street drainage improvements seem to be working. “It rained severely over the weekend and the water went down very quickly and the problem seems to be greatly improved,” he said. Buckley said that storm water seems to be draining much better and that many additional outlets to drain the water have been installed. “Things seem to be flowing much…

Neptune to Install 3 Monuments to Record Water Levels

  By DON STINE NEPTUNE TOWNSHIP - Neptune officials plan to install three monuments in the township that will officially mark water levels in past storms, especially Superstorm Sandy. “They will mark the flood levels of past major storms and will show the drastic difference between Sandy and anything we ever had before,” Mayor Eric Hougtaling said. He said the township will place three memorial markers, probably in stone, at Riverside Park, on the South Concourse near the Headliner, and in Ocean Gove at Central Avenue, near Fletcher Lake where high tides also caused damage. Sandy created up to a 13-foot…

Benefit to Help Beach Kittens

  ASBURY PARK – The Provincetown Fringe Festival in Asbury Park presents An Evening of Entertainment Extravaganza to benefit the grassroots effort to spay, neuter, feed and find homes for the Asbury Park/Ocean Grove beach kittens. The event takes place Saturday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m. at the Stephen Crane House, 508 Fourth Ave., Asbury Park. Tickets are $5 which includes refreshments. Reservations: 732-807-4052. Marjorie Conn will perform an obscure monologue by Clifford Odets written around 1935. Lisa Banwell is debuting “The Volunteer, or Peter Principle at Your Service,” a short comedy about rising to the highest level of one’s…

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…

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