$1,000 Grant to Ocean School for New Uniforms for Track and Field Teams

  Athletes at the Township of Ocean Intermediate School will benefit from the 2018 California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant program. The cross country and track and field teams received $1,000 to help purchase uniforms for the growing program. Applicant Lori Fornicola said having new, matching uniforms will increase school spirit and promote pride […]

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Lost Amusement Parks is Topic at Ocean Museum

  The Township of Ocean Historical Museum will present “Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore,” by Rick Geffken on Wed., June 13 at 7:15 p.m. in the Ocean Township Board of Education Headquarters (Old Oakhurst School) 163 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst. Rick Geffken and George Severini have co-written a photographic look at the long-gone amusement parks […]

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100-Year-Old Catholic Daughters Chapter Closes

    By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Madeline Walsh, of Wanamassa spent over 50 years giving her time and energy to the Catholic Daughters, Court Holy Spirit, but she along with the other members have decided “it’s time” to close their doors. Court Holy Spirit has been in existence for 100 years. “It’s a shame it’s […]

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$20,000 Grant to Ocean Environmental Group

  By DON STINE A $20,000 grant from the 2018 Sustainable Jersey Grant funded by the PSEG Foundation has been awarded to the Environmental Commission of Ocean Township. “We are very proud of it and very excited,” Commission Chairman Ray Pogwist said. He said the grant reflects the collective efforts of the commission over the […]

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Deer Survey in Ocean Township

  By DON STINE Ocean Township residents can participate in a new survey that is looking into the township’s long-standing problem with an increasingly-large deer population. A form was printed in the recent issue of the township’s newsletter. Responders, however, must file electronically by going to www.oceantwp.org. Responses, one per household, must be submitted by May 15. […]

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Ocean Chamber Says Farewell to Director

  By DON STINE Kim Horn Blanda, executive director of the Greater Ocean Township Chamber of Commerce, is leaving her position after serving for eight years leading the organization she helped create in 1983. A founding member of the chamber, Blanda has created and chaired several events over the years and designed and edited the […]

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Hope Fund Seeks Applications

  The Community Hope Fund, a non-profit, registered 501 (c) 3 organization dedicated to promoting positive youth development and supporting charitable needs in Ocean Township and neighboring communities, is once again announcing the Request For Proposal for its Youth Development Grant Program. Through this program, CHF supports local initiatives that employ innovative and research-based models […]

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Spring Comes in Like a Lion

  By DON STINE Talk about March Madness! It seems like Old Man Winter just doesn’t want to give up this year as the fourth nor’easter in three weeks hit the Jersey Shore on Wednesday. It was the first full day of spring. “I believe the last time we had this many storms, in such a short period, […]

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Students Show Support for Action on Gun Violence

  By DON STINE Neptune and Ocean Township High School students joined other students in a national walkout across the United States Wed., March 14 in a protest urging elected officials to take action on school gun violence The demonstration comes one month after the shooting massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, […]

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