Why not start the hot and busy summer with knowledge about the health condition of your body? Hackensack Meridian Health will be at St. Francis Community Center on Thursday, June 8, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. performing wellness screenings. Screenings will include: blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, stroke risk assessment, body mass index and pulse. Fasting is not required
A grand opening is scheduled for June 28. Once completed, the $30 million project will have doctors’ offices and services capable of offering coordinated, outpatient care. It will include offices for AtlantiCare Physician Group’s primary care, obstetrics and gynecology, cardiology, general surgery and bariatric surgery practices, and a clinical laboratory. There also will be
Imagine waking up on a sun-drenched morning under bright blue skies and not being able to leave your driveway because of flooding. It might sound far-fetched to some, but it’s a common problem for residents of West 28th Street in Ship Bottom, where back-bay flooding commonly makes the road impassable.
Citing unsound fiscal practices and the excessive scope of the project not in the best interest of district pupils and taxpayers, the Ship Bottom Borough Council formally opposed plans for the Ethel A. Jacobsen Elementary School and a referendum proposed by the Long Beach Island Consolidated School District, slated to go before voters in September.
A referendum on Sept. 26 will ask taxpayers of the Long Beach Island School District’s sending municipalities – Barnegat Light, Harvey Cedars, Long Beach Township, Ship Bottom and Surf City – to vote on two bond proposals, totaling $18,353,411, to expand and renovate the Ethel A. Jacobsen Elementary School. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Surflight’s producing artistic director Steve Steiner says the theater’s Memorial Day open house was a huge success. “It was a good day, oh my God, it was great,” he said on Tuesday. “We had well over 100 people over the course of the three hours (noon to 3 p.m.). Al (Parinello, the New York City producer who is Surflight’s new owner) got a real good feel for the for the community. And we had a big day at the box office.”
On June 3, lovers of flavor – musical, artistic, brewed and culinary – will descend on Beach Haven for the fourth annual Hop Sauce Festival. It could be over 6,000 lovers, if last year was any indication. Since its inception in 2014, the idea was to not only marry craft beer and hot sauce, but to set a tone of different flavors. Directed by locally-based apparel company Jetty, and
Unsung heroes, the Merchant Marines, are getting recognition on Long Beach Island in an exhibit at the New Jersey Maritime Museum in Beach Haven. The fleet suffered the largest number of casualties in American wars of all skirmishes dating back to 1775, by percentage of those enlisted, yet were not recognized for veterans benefits until the 1980s.
Our Membership Drive and subsequent annual survey has been in full swing since February. We are nearing the end and still have outstanding surveys that have not yet been completed. If you have paid your
We have set up a meeting on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 7 pm in the Chapel at the Harvey Cedars Bible Conference with Vito Gagliardi from the law firm of Porzio, Bromberg & Newman to discuss the funding issue at the Southern Regional School District. The Bible Conference is located at 12 Cedars Avenue in Harvey Cedars and everyone is invited to attend. Vito will be
Music will be in the air when the brand new music series “Live on LBI” kicks off this June at the Foundation of the Arts and Sciences. FSA, a marketing and entertainment group based out of Manahawkin, are bringing in singer/songwriters to the foundation in hopes of providing an intimate experience to concert goers.
ReClam the Bay is looking for volunteers to help maintain its upwellers at three sites in Beach Haven. The upwellers are 550-gallon tanks that are 12 to 14 feet long and 4 feet wide. According to Dominic Tuman, a member of ReClam’s board of directors, volunteers help the nonprofit organization raise baby clams and other shellfish in the upwellers as part of the Barnegat
Surfing in the Gaza Strip, community building in North Philadelphia, sex trafficking in Europe, and oyster farming in Barnegat Bay are among the subjects that will take center stage at the 9th annual Lighthouse International Film Festival, which will give movie lovers plenty to look at June 8-11 on Long Beach Island. The festival will screen more
If you’re looking to mark a festive occasion by releasing helium-filled balloons into the air, you’ll probably have to find somewhere other than Beach Haven or Long Beach Township in the near future. The Beach Haven Borough Council is considering introducing an ordinance that would ban the release of helium-filled balloons into
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries last week announced a voluntary speed restriction zone for vessels in the waters off New Jersey and New York to protect an aggregation of eight right whales spotted along the coast. NOAA Creates Speed Restriction Zone to Protect Group of WhalesBoaters are asked to either avoid the area
emorial Day came early to LBI when veterans from the Vietnam War and other conflicts were honored last month in Barnegat Light along with the World War II veterans of Exercise Tiger, a secret rehearsal for D-Day that German U-boats hit upon and sabotaged. Anyone sitting in the audience 73 years later learned that the deaths of these 749 U.S. Army and Navy personnel off
And then there was none. Beacon fans walking the beach at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park Friday night blinked when the scene suddenly changed. SandPaper journalist and lighthouse book author David Biggy was taking photos of Old Barney at about 9 p.m. when one second the light faithfully shone, but the next, it was lights out at the top of the tower.
The Fishermen’s Story Memorial at the tip of Barnegat Light will have another name engraved in memory of commercial fishermen who died in their line of work, this one Pete Benya. “Barnegat Light is again mourning the loss of one of our own,” says the Facebook page of the Fishermen’s Story Memorial Fund.
Every year, many Southern Ocean County communities pause to honor the military men and women who have given their lives in service to our country. In what has become an annual tradition, Southern Regional High School has planned a Memorial Day Field of Flags and ceremony to pay tribute.
There are still more than a few Doubting Thomas types who think Beach Haven’s Surflight Theatre won’t open, as promised, this June, but preparations are moving forward as planned. As has been reported in The SandPaper, New York City producer Al Parinello officially closed on his purchase of the 0.61-acre theater complex from TD Bank at the end of April. His producing