Get out of the cold and join in the Deep Freeze Fest – a fun night out for all ages, with music, snacks and beverages – at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences. The event runs from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27. “The Deep Freeze Fest will transform the LBIF gallery into a cozy ski lodge setting with live music from The Dreadful Sea Shanties,” the Foundation
To the Editor: In the early afternoon of Christmas day, my wife and I were walking on the beach in Barnegat Light. During our walk, we collected pieces of clear, green and brown sea glass. It occurred to us that it would be nice if we found some blue sea glass, but we did not. We passed a young lady jogging on the beach early in our walk. We met again later, and the jogger gave
The Obama administration last week denied all pending permit applications to conduct seismic surveys to locate oil and natural gas in the Mid- and South Planning Areas of the Atlantic Ocean, including off the New Jersey coast. U.S. Sens. Robert Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-N.J.) applauded the decision, as did environmental groups such as the New Jersey Sierra Club.
The former Bank of America branch building in Barnegat Light is coming down, and by all accounts, the north end town will never have a bank in the foreseeable future. It was not for lack of trying. Not only the property owner, but also the mayor and town’s chief financial officer sought out numerous banks for the 1508 Central location. “We did,” confirmed Mayor Kirk Larson,
The 2017 Barnegat Light Borough Council will retain the meeting date of the second Wednesday of the month, at 5 p.m., following the 4:30 p.m. caucus meeting, it was decided at the annual reorganization meeting. Borough meetings are held in the municipal building, 10 East 7th Street, Barnegat Light. Committee chairmanships are also the same as the previous year. They
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries’ proposed summer flounder catch limits for 2017-18 have drawn bipartisan opposition from New Jersey lawmakers. U.S. Representatives Frank Pallone Jr. (N.J. 6th) and Frank LoBiondo (N.J.-2nd), along with Sens. Robert Menendez and Cory Booker and Congressman Tom MacArthur (N.J.-3rd), wrote U.S.
Fishermen packed a public hearing Thursday night to discuss a federal regulation that some say would effectively kill summer flounder fishing in South Jersey. At issue is a federal proposal to cut this year’s summer flounder catch by 40 percent to an all-time low. “What they’re doing is taking away our ability to fish,” said George Sylvester, 64, a fisherman from Cape May. “They’re
The reduction plan was advanced at a Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council meeting last month, and its implementation would likely mean much stricter controls on New Jersey fishermen.
The flounder stock is in “an overfishing situation,” said Kirby Rootes-Murdy, senior fishery management plan coordinator at the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.
Nearly two years after receiving initial approval from the Ship Bottom Land Use Board, the developer of a proposed hotel in the borough is returning for a hearing on two revisions to the site plan on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. Christopher Vernon is looking to build the 105-room Hotel LBI, which will be erected at the current site of the Stateroom. Prior to 2007, the Stateroom
The Smithsonian Institution will be retrieving the head of the rare beaked whale that washed up on Island Beach State Park around Jan. 4. Robert Schoelkopf, director of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine, said scientists from the Smithsonian will be traveling to the stranding center and will add the skull to their collection. On Jan. 4, staff from the stranding
Sarah Miele, education coordinator for the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine, will be the guest speaker for the Friends of the Barnegat Lighthouse lecture series on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 1 p.m. at the Barnegat Lighthouse State Park’s visitors center. The program is free; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Miele said she would give an overview of the center’s
Science Saturdays are back, beginning Jan. 14. For the 11th consecutive winter, the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences is tackling scientific, environmental and sustainability issues that directly affect our coastal community with its informative and interactive lectures. The presentations run from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Foundation’s main building in
Chinese culture and the Chinese New Year will be celebrated all month long at the Long Beach Island branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. During January, the meeting room and display case will feature paintings and art work by Jill DeFelice, Linda Saladino and Bernadette Callanan, as well as a collection of Chinese art including fabrics, jewelry, screens and
The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelet donations in response to a severe winter blood shortage and asks eligible donors to make an appointment to give now. The Red Cross provides about 40 percent of the nation’s blood supply, and right now, Red Cross blood products are being distributed to hospitals faster than donations are
Happy New Year!
An application requesting variances to develop the site of the former Long Beach Island Trailer Park in
For Carrson Pearce, Christmastime may never have been so amazing. After earning a spot in the 46th annual
You’re already paying a little more to travel in New Jersey. But at least you’ll pay a little less in the department
The old Route 72 Manahawkin Bay Bridge, which has helped residents and visitors cross over Barnegat Bay
It was cold around here last weekend—colder in Massachusetts, where Barbara Trucillito was staying, but
The Manahawkin Elks work actively to help those in need throughout the year, but during the holidays