Concert Pavilion for Barnegat Light Will Move Events to New Park

A model of a new concert pavilion that will be located in the park at the former Coast Guard property at West Sixth Street in Barnegat Light got a good welcome at the February meeting of the borough council. Construction may start as early as this spring. “It’s not quite finalized, and we expect that hopefully by April, we can start construction,” Councilman Ed Wellington said.

Art Notes Feb. 22

LBI Arts Council: The LBI Arts Council is holding a potluck dinner and meeting on Monday, Feb. 27 in the m.t. burton gallery in Surf City. Contact for more information. The council also holds its annual exhibit at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences through Feb. 27. For more information, call the LBIF at 609-494-1241. Irish Arts: The

Audubon Volunteer to Discuss Changes in Bird Habitats

LLongtime birding enthusiast Pete Bacinski will discuss his field experience over the past half century in New Jersey and what changes he has seen at the next meeting of the Southern Ocean Birding Group March 2, 6:30 p.m. The free presentation will be held at the Tuckerton Seaport’s Hunting Shanty. Bacinski is the recently retired director of New Jersey Audubon Society’s “All

Student Earns Award for Work With Coastal Volunteers in Medicine

A Southern Regional High School student’s service with Coastal Volunteers in Medicine, an organization providing health care for the uninsured, has earned her a volunteerism award from Soroptimist International of Long Beach Island. Julia Thompson, 16, a sophomore, was recognized with the Violet Richardson Award for Community Service. Thompson’s hours with Coastal VIM

South Jersey Birding Group Tallies for Audubon’s Great Backyard Bird Count

Eight members of the Southern Ocean Birding Group participated in the Great Backyard Bird Count for four hours this past Saturday. Four of them went to Holgate on the south end of Long Beach Island and four, including group president and founder, photographer and author Sue Puder, went north to Barnegat Light. They then moved to the center of the Island,

DOT Nixes Pump Station in Ship Bottom, Plans to Construct New Drainage System

Beach Haven Council passed a resolution against the installation and operation of a pump station near Eighth and Ninth streets in Ship Bottom during its regular town meeting Tuesday, Feb. 14. The station was originally planned as part of the state Department of Transportation’s Route 72 Manahawkin Bay Bridges Project to provide relief from flooding in that area, which is

Traffic Shift on Route 72 Thorofare Bridge to Remain Until Late Summer

Traffic is being shifted to the north side of the easternmost thorofare bridge of the Route 72 Manahawkin Bay Bridges Project to allow for the reconstruction of the south side of the trestle bridge, according to state Department of Transportation officials. The new traffic pattern on the Hilliard’s Thorofare Bridge will remain in place until late summer. Two lanes of traffic in each

LBI Kiwanis Looking for New Members

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. Ellie

Free Tax File Seminar at Stockton Manahawkin Satellite

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. John Boyle, assistant professor of business studies and accounting at Stockton, will lead the seminar. It will focus on tax updates for business and individuals, as well as strategies for small businesses. A step-by-step presentation on

1960s Houseboat Featured on DIY Network’s ‘Tiny House, Big Living’

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. Chronicling the transformation of the affectionately named “Bunkhouse” @tinyhouseboat on Instagram, the

Fresh Seafood on the Table at Feb. 18 Science Saturday

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. “Viking Village in

Osprey Report Details Species’ Remarkable Recovery in NJ

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

Barnegat Light Warning: Digging in Dune Cliffs Is Deadly

Digging tunnels into the eroded cliffs at the beach is unsafe, the Barnegat Light councilman in charge of public works warns parents and children. Special concern is about 14th Street northward to the inlet, where beach erosion caused by winter storms has carved cliffs, noted Councilman Scott Sharpless. “There are 14-foot cliffs in some places,” Sharpless said. He urged parents

Estimate at $17.6 Million for Elementary School Addition

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. Six years ago the board voted to consolidate its two schools. The board plans to fund expansion of the E.J. School through a sale of the LBI Grade School in Ship

Musicians, Listeners Sought for Classical Music Jam Session Later 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

Southern Regional Fishing Show for Seasoned, Novice Enthusiasts

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. During the show, new and used fishing gear