Ocean Will Swear In New Councilman

  By ELLEN CARROLL Rich Long, who has been a member of the Ocean Township Board of Education since October 2010, is scheduled to be sworn in as a Township Councilman in January. Long will fill the seat left vacant with the retirement of Mayor Bill Larkin. Currently, Chris Siciliano is serving as acting mayor. […]

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Do you think you’ll be spending as much this year as you did last year?

 

Dolly Tate, Interlaken & Helen Hansen, Asbury Park -  Dolly: No. I don’t spend that much. I give money. I don’t buy gifts. I’ll be giving the same amount this year as last. Helen: I’ve already spent more. There’s more to give to, I have a large family. I have 26 nieces and nephews - plus.

Dolly Tate, Interlaken & Helen Hansen, Asbury Park – Dolly: No. I don’t spend that much. I give money. I don’t buy gifts. I’ll be giving the same amount this year as last. Helen: I’ve already spent more. There’s more to give to, I have a large family. I have 26 nieces and nephews – plus.

Nancy & Doug Hill, Rumson - We won’t be spending as much this year - for sure. We have twins in college. This is their first year. Rutgers and Seton Hall are getting our Christmas funds.

Nancy & Doug Hill, Rumson – We won’t be spending as much this year – for sure. We have twins in college. This is their first year. Rutgers and Seton Hall are getting our Christmas funds.

Reg Hogan, Groovy Graveyard - Probably the same. The same people to buy for, the same as every year. I shop all year round for people. If I see it and I like it, I get it - no matter when. I’m not a last minute shopper.

Reg Hogan, Groovy Graveyard – Probably the same. The same people to buy for, the same as every year. I shop all year round for people. If I see it and I like it, I get it – no matter when. I’m not a last minute shopper.

Kim Lawlor, Avon - Yes, Probably. I spend about the same every year. I like all the local little shops in Avon, Manasquan and Spring Lake.

Kim Lawlor, Avon – Yes, Probably. I spend about the same every year. I like all the local little shops in Avon, Manasquan and Spring Lake.

Shannon Whitledge & Janet Mills, Asbury Park - Janet: I’m going to go with yes. This has been a very short year. It went by so fast, I think I will celebrate it by buying gifts for those that I love. Shannon: Yes, God willing, yes. This year I’m in a better position than I was last year. I want to give to those who I love and to those who need love. Times have changed so drastically. I’m just glad I have a chance to show my appreciation once a year.

Shannon Whitledge & Janet Mills, Asbury Park – Janet: I’m going to go with yes. This has been a very short year. It went by so fast, I think I will celebrate it by buying gifts for those that I love. Shannon: Yes, God willing, yes. This year I’m in a better position than I was last year. I want to give to those who I love and to those who need love. Times have changed so drastically. I’m just glad I have a chance to show my appreciation once a year.

Katie O’Connor-Hill w/Tyler, Kathleen & Teagan, Wanamasa -  As you can see, I have more to buy for, so I’ll definitely be spending more. My brother got married.The family grew.

Katie O’Connor-Hill w/Tyler, Kathleen & Teagan, Wanamasa – As you can see, I have more to buy for, so I’ll definitely be spending more. My brother got married.The family grew.

Eleni Passes, Eyes of the World, Asbury Park - We don’t do gifts in our family anymore. We donate to local families. How much stuff do you need, really?

Eleni Passes, Eyes of the World, Asbury Park – We don’t do gifts in our family anymore. We donate to local families. How much stuff do you need, really?

Lou & Christian Politan, Deal - Yes, even more, there are more people to buy for.

Lou & Christian Politan, Deal – Yes, even more, there are more people to buy for.

Chip ‘Santa’ Piancone, Wall - Ho, Ho, Ho, Ho, I’m Santa. I’ll be spending more. The kids always want more. Merry Christmas.

Chip ‘Santa’ Piancone, Wall – Ho, Ho, Ho, Ho, I’m Santa. I’ll be spending more. The kids always want more. Merry Christmas.

Hard Times for Neptune’s Madonna House

  By DENISE HERSCHEL The Madonna House in Neptune has been serving local communities and beyond for the past 27 years providing children’s clothing, formula, diapers, bedding, toiletries, and other necessities to those in need. But now after several decades of tireless giving, the non-profit organization may have to close it’s doors. Financial constraints have […]

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New Firefighters

  New Wanamassa Fire Company firefighters are (from left) Andy Floros, Nick Colalilo and John Berbilis. They will attend the training class at the Monmouth County Fire Academy in the Spring. “We are very fortunate to have these three men in the Company,” said Fire Chief Michael Evans “I commend them on their willingness to […]

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Town Talk

  ///Get your jingle on at the Christmas Party Sat., Dec. 20 at the Sudsy Mug on Sixth Avenue in Neptune. The festivities begin at 8:30 p.m.with food, fun and karaoke. /// The Neptune City tree lighting will be held on Fri, Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. followed by the 12th children’s Holiday Party at […]

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Remembering Oakhurst School

  By DON STINE The Township of Ocean Historical Museum is celebrating its 30th anniversary and the Oakhurst School, built in 1900 on Monmouth Road, is the subject of a special exhibit at the museum that is bringing back memories to many residents. Exhibit curator Peggy Dellinger said the museum feels the old school is […]

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Out & About in Belmar

 

Meeting at Jack’s Tavern were Rachel and Kaarin Menser, Wall Township; Ashley Repka, Jackson Township; Susan Pappa, Wall Township; Nicole Pappa, Wall Township and Jeanne Harrington, Ocean Beach.

Meeting at Jack’s Tavern were Rachel and Kaarin Menser, Wall Township; Ashley Repka, Jackson Township; Susan Pappa, Wall Township; Nicole Pappa, Wall Township and Jeanne Harrington, Ocean Beach.

Lake Como resident Jami Nealon is pictured with Jill Capone and Pookie at Serenity by the Sea.

Lake Como resident Jami Nealon is pictured with Jill Capone and Pookie at Serenity by the Sea.

At Artifacts Boutique were Marcelle McGovern, Farmingdale; Sue Baranowski, Shark River Hills; shop owner Liz Finegan, Barbara Wild, Brielle and Marla Hollingsworth, Asbury Park.

At Artifacts Boutique were Marcelle McGovern, Farmingdale; Sue Baranowski, Shark River Hills; shop owner Liz Finegan, Barbara Wild, Brielle and Marla Hollingsworth, Asbury Park.

Pictured at Sweet were Eric Jones, Oliver Parsons and Cali and Jason Lowe.

Pictured at Sweet were Eric Jones, Oliver Parsons and Cali and Jason Lowe.