If you’re interested in helping children’s causes, the Kiwanis Club of LBI could use your help. The organization is actively seeking new members, and interested persons are welcome to stop by at the weekly meetings on Wednesday mornings at 8 at the Ship Bottom Firehouse or the fourth Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m, for a dinner meeting at Pietro’s in Manahawkin.
Learn “How to Prepare for Tax Season” on Friday, March 3 at 2 p.m. at Stockton University at Manahawkin, located in the plaza at 712 East Bay Ave.
Tune into the DIY network on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 9 p.m. to see the 1960s houseboat that Jared and Jessie Temple, the husband-wife team of Bunkerfish Design, purchased last year, completely remodeled and now dock at Morrison’s Marina in Beach Haven.
Join the bay-to-table conversation and sample savory seafood at this weekend’s Science Saturday at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences. On Feb. 18, Karter Larson, of Viking Village and Larson Puskas Fisheries Partnership, and Ian Smith, culinary teacher at Ocean County Vocational Technical School, will lead the interactive presentation.
With the weather alternating between teases of spring and blasts of winter reality, catching the latest “Lunch and Learn” program at the Tuckerton Seaport on Wednesday, February 8, was the perfect balm. “Going Native: a Guide to Landscaping with Native Plants in the Barnegat Bay Watershed” was presented by Karen Walzer of the Barnegat Bay Partnership.
Active osprey nests in New Jersey have reached 515, with 42 new nests found, according to the nonprofit Conserve Wildlife Foundation of N.J. and the N.J. Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Endangered and Nongame Species Program. Earlier this month the groups released their 2016 N.J. Osprey Project Report, which highlights the monitoring and protection of this threatened bird of prey.
Digging tunnels into the eroded cliffs at the beach is unsafe, the Barnegat Light councilman in charge of public works warns parents and children.
The most recent cost projection for a proposed addition to the Ethel A. Jacobsen Elementary School in Surf City is $17.6 million, as the Long Beach Island school board announced at its meeting earlier this month.
The LBI Arts Council is looking to attract as many classical musicians as possible to participate in a Classical Music Jam Session at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church on Marine Street in Beach Haven on Feb. 26 from 2 to 5 p.m. – and music appreciators to listen. Open to all who play or sing classical music, at any level or age, the event will be a loosely formatted performance, free and open to the public, inside the church’s Fellowship Hall.
The Southern Regional High School Fishing Show has a fairly long history of being a fantastic event for both seasoned and novice fishing enthusiasts, and this year’s version, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 18, should be much of the same. The show will be held in the Southern Regional Middle School cafetorium from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Ken Gallant couldn’t recall who exactly came up with the idea, but it occurred at some point during a recent monthly meeting of Alliance for a Living Ocean board members.
With February being the month Presidents Day is observed, the Friends of the Long Beach Island Library and the Great John Mathis Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolutuion are hosting a special art exhibit. The library’s meeting room displays an eclectic mix of art from photography, oil paintings, pastel paintings, watercolors, textile art, quilting, acrylics and more, all united around the theme of George Washington and New Jersey history.
The Friends of the Island Library hold their annual board meeting and election of officers on Monday, Feb. 13, at 10 a.m. at the Long Beach Island branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects on Long Beach Island, present and past, will be explained at the next Science Saturdays at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences program on Feb. 11.
A message in a bottle that may be from an Englander turned up in Harvey Cedars last Saturday.
More than 900 brave souls ran into the Atlantic Ocean on Super Bowl Sunday. The plunge, which began in 2005, is an annual joint fundraiser for the St. Francis Community Center and the Southern Regional High School Swim Teams.
Breaking: Recreational fishing contributes 20,000 jobs, $1.5 billion to the state’s economy and aids tourism, Commissioner Bob Martin said.
The LBI Arts Council Members Winter Exhibition is hung and ready for viewing at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, now through Feb. 27. Roughly 50 pieces from 14 artists adorn the walls of the Main Gallery, open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Spring’s Coming: Artists and photographers exhibit for George Washington’s birthday and celebrate the American Revolution through February at the Island branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. An opening reception is planned for Saturday, Feb. 4, from 2 to 4 p.m. The Great John Mathis Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsors the exhibit.
The Long Beach Island branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City gets into the Valentine’s Day spirit with a romantic evening of songs by Dave DeLuca on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. In the program, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, DeLuca will present a musical tribute to romantic songs made popular by Frank Sinatra, Johnny Mathis, Tony Bennett, Englebert Humperdinck, Mel Torme, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, Elvis Presley, Perry Como, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin and Michael Bublé.