Annual Festival Celebrates Diversity

  By RICHARD VIRGILIO A celebration of diversity was found at the end of all the rainbows on Sun., June 4 at the 26th Annual GLBTQ Pride Parade and Festival in Asbury Park. “More than ever, this is an all-inclusive event, GLBT A to Z,” said George Geier of Toms River. “We are here for […]

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The B Plot: Moments and Memories of 2016

  By RICHARD VIRGILIO   For the ninth year, locals share their favorite memories and moments of 2016. Going with my daughter, Emilyclare, the day after Thanksgiving to pick out her wedding gown was the best time. She had quite the entourage (seven guests) and found the most perfect dress. Great day that I will […]

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The B Plot: Bright Christmas

  By RICHARD VIRGILIO    You can’t help but travel through Timber Drive in Ocean Township and be pleasantly shocked by the holiday spirit.  Ever since the 25 year-old Shane MacCary was a child he loved Christmas lights.  The decorated Grizwald home in the film “Christmas Vacation” would literally make him light up.  Then,10 years […]

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The Ocean in Allenhurst Will Turn Green

  By RICHARD VIRGILIO It’s one of the many overlooked special things about New Jersey that help us forget the Housewives and Snooki. For the 73rd year on Sun., Sept. 4 at 2 p.m., following a brief bagpiper procession on the boardwalk, more than 10 pounds of vegetable-based dye will be released into the ocean […]

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‘We Are With You Orlando’

  By RICH VIRGILIO “Asbury Park is with you Orlando,” Asbury Park Deputy Mayor Amy Quinn said outside Georgie’s Bar. “Our hearts break for the victims, their family and friends. People came to that club as a safe-haven with a promise to see friends, celebrate life and acceptance. This is a somber time for our […]

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The Angel of Salvage in Asbury Park

  By RICHARD VIRGILIO What began in 2002 as a personal desire to restore a home to its original glory has evolved into Central New Jersey’s largest architectural salvage showroom, Salvage Angel, located in Asbury Park. “Salvage Angel grew from a personal need but I knew there were other people like me trying to truly […]

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The B Plot: Eat Clean

  By RICHARD VIRGILIO Eating great and healthier is easier than ever thanks to Eat Clean Delivery in Neptune City. A few years ago, Mike Hollemans, was a successful event management expert. After a month-long work trip, he should have returned home to Belmar jazzed about all his achievements. Instead, he felt overweight at 300 […]

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The B Plot: Trail of Terror at Camp Evans

By RICHARD VIRGILIO Creepy clowns, awkward aliens and ghoulish ghosts have returned with a few of their possessed friends for Season 10 of Camp Evans’ Base of Terror haunted walk in Wall Township. “Our volunteers have done a fantastic job of making the trail extra frightening and special for its tenth anniversary,” said Fred Carl, […]

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