Last Barnegat Light Taxpayers Association Meeting of the Year Sept. 16

The final general meeting of the Barnegat Light Taxpayers Association for 2017 is Saturday, Sept. 16, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the first aid squad building on 10th Street. Speakers will cover a variety of topics. Dorothy Mathis, Barnegat Light postmaster, will offer a message for snowbirds. Paul Ashley, chief warrant officer of the Barnegat Light Coast Guard Station, will talk about

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Letter To the Editor: Make Voices Heard

Island residents, please go the polls on Sept. 26 and vote on the school consolidation referendum. Make your voice heard. The consolidation question has been bogged down in our boardroom for many years. It is long since time that you, the people, were invited to weigh in. Please do not decline that invitation. There has been a tremendous amount of misinformation about

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It’s Hurricane Season: What’s Your Plan?

As Florida braced for Hurricane Irma last weekend, Texas and Louisiana continued to pick up the pieces from Hurricane Harvey, which left a trail of destruction in its path after making landfall last month. On Long Beach Island, the skies were blue with white, marshmallow clouds, and a cool breeze smelled of fall. Strong rip currents in the Atlantic in an otherwise calm ocean were the

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Antique Cars and Antique Show Sept. 17 in Barnegat Light

The second Viking Village Antique and Collectible Show of the season, on Sunday, Sept.17 in Barnegat Light, is a big day for lovers of quality cool old things, and this year the event coincides with an antique car show a few blocks north. The Antique and Collectible Show opens at 9 a.m., rain or shine at Viking Village, 19th and Bay Avenue. Admission is free. The Antique Car Show

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Amenities and Upkeep Vital to Keep Up With Renters’ Requests

A turn toward the high end in demographics of weekly summer renters on Long Beach Island is turning the tide on demands for amenities as well. “We have seen higher guest expectations through the years as we shift more to that North Jersey/New York market,” said Pat Sepanak, broker/owner of Sand Dollar Real Estate, during an LBI Real Estate Seminar held by the agency Aug.

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Barnegat Lighthouse Extra Night Climb Planned Sept. 23

The Friends of Barnegat Lighthouse State Park are hosting a fall night climb on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is free, but donations to the friends group are appreciated. “This was an extra night climb that the park had requested that we do because of the state park’s 60th anniversary,” said Kathy Steppacher, corresponding secretary. “Our night climbs have become

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Barnegat Light Landscaping, Garden Center and Gift Shop

For 25 years, one landscaping and construction contractor has had a stronghold on LBI’s north end, with regard to the needs of property owners from North Beach to the lighthouse. “We have 15 customers on 11th Street alone,” Steven Fall said. He has had his business at the corner of Fifth Street and Broadway in Barnegat Light, at the site of the borough’s first gas station and post

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Pinelands Brewery Hosts Crafts and Drafts Sept. 16

“Crafts and Drafts” at Pinelands Brewery mixes a tour of the brewery and beer tastings with unique craft vendors on Saturday, Sept. 16, from noon to 8 p.m. Sample Pinelands Brewery’s small-batch crafted beers, which may include their “Batsto Brown Ale” with chocolate notes, “Buck Off” gluten free, “Zero Shucks Given” – with the unusual ingredient of Graveling Point oysters, plus

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N.J.’s 25 best small towns, ranked, for the ultimate fall day trip

New Jersey is the nation’s most densely populated state. And, somehow, a state teeming with small towns, New Jersey’s least-publicized asset. The 25 towns on my best small towns list are not necessarily there because they are super shopping and eating destinations; they’re just great places to escape the rat race (or whatever it is you’re running away from). Perfect for day trips or

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