Pine Beach Connections - Fall 2012

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Resident Pine Beach, N.J. 08741 Fall 2012

Pine Beach Municipal Alliance for Drug and Alcohol Awareness and Prevention Newsletter

2012 Walk Against Drugs a Success!

[From left] Tabitha Paul and Emily Lucas took home the two grand prizes for the 2012 Pine Beach Municipal Alliance Night Out/Walk Against Drugs contest, earning lunch and movie for two each at the Cookie Cab and Traco Theater, downtown Toms River. The event was again a success, with residents of all ages coming out to enjoy the various activities, programs and prizes associated with the event. Thanks to volunteers and sponsors, page 6.

Pine Beach Teens: Think Everybody Drinks? Think Again.

The start of the school year can bring many things equal parts pleasant and stressful: seeing friends and classmates on a more regular basis; homework and upcoming tests and projects; going downtown for lunch; part-time evening and weekend jobs for saving and spending money; dating and hanging out; more focus on Your Future.

Added to this are the influences of those same friends and classmates on how you dress, what television shows and movies you watch, who you “friend” or “unfriend” on Facebook, where you go and what

you like or don’t like. At times, this can all add up and feel like a sinking weight you can’t get away from. Everybody feels that way from time to time, but also everybody chooses to deal with it differently. Some people might go for a run or bike ride, others might flip on their videogames, and still more might just take a drive to think it out or listen to a preferred music playlist that fits their mood. Bad influences from those around you might push you to make poor decisions that will affect your present and future, however, and continued on page 6

September 29th: National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day The Pine Beach Police Department will participate in the upcoming National Prescription Drug TakeBack Day on Saturday, September 29th from 10 am to 2 pm in the lower level of borough hall on Pennsylvania Avenue. Held nationally by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), this is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications. The American people responded overwhelmingly to a recent DEA-led National Prescription Drug TakeBack Day. On April 28th, citizens turned in a record-breaking 552,161 pounds (276 tons) of unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal at the 5,659 takeback sites that were available in all 50 states and U.S. territories. When the results of the four TakeBack Days to date are combined, the DEA and its state, local, and tribal lawenforcement and community partners have removed over 1.5 million pounds (774 tons) of medication from circulation.

Upcoming Programs & Events

Tip-A-Firefighter Night

For more information or to volunteer, shore of the Toms River with local artisans and crafters featured and Dine & be served by Pine Beach please call (732) 349-6425. light refreshments available. No Volunteer Fire Company members Family Day @ PBYC during their Tip-A-Firefighter Residents are invited to attend entrance fee. fundraiser at the Lamp Post Inn on Family Day at the Pine Beach Yacht Santa to Visit Pine Beach Thursday evening, October 18th. Club on Sunday, October 28th from Borough children can catch a 2 to 4 pm for pumpkin carving, glimpse of Old St. Nick as he visits Halloween Dance The Pine Beach Muncipal Alliance’s games and snacks for parents and the borough atop a Pine Beach annual Halloween dance is Friday, children. For more info, please firetruck on Saturday, December 15th! October 26th from 7 to 9 pm in contact

the Pine Beach Elementary School gym with a DJ, refreshments and prizes. All students Kindergarten to 5th grade from Pine Beach and nearby communities are invited with their families to attend. Cost is $3 per person, child or adult, or $2 per person with a canned food donation (one per person) for the Ocean County Food Bank. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Trick or Treat Night

House Decorating Contest

Pine Beach continues to hold their trick or treat night on Tuesday, October 30th so residents may enjoy in the 77th Annual Toms River Halloween Parade the following night beginning at 7 pm.

The Pine Beach Municipal Alliance will judge borough homes in their annual holiday house decorating contest between December 9th and 20th. No registration required. Winner receives a $50 gift PBYC 3rd Annual Craft Fair certificate to Applegate’s Garden Center, Bayville. The 3rd Annual PBYC Craft Fair is Sunday, November 25th. Come shop in the calm and beauty of their historic yacht club on the southern

Pine Beach “Connections” is a publication of the Municipal Alliance Against Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco Abuse. lt is funded by a state grand from the DEDR (Drug Enforcement and Demand Reduction) fund, sponsor ads, contributions from residents, organizations, and the business community. Councilman Andrew Keczkemethy Committee Chairperson Charlene Camey Pine Beach Local Court System Nora D’Alonzo TR Substance Abuse Coordinator Michael Jedziniak Toms River Board of Education ChiefJohn Sgro Pine Beach Police Department Maureen Mika Teachers Bargaining Unit Patrice Baranker PTO President Bany Wieck Pine Beach Fire Department Tricia Moran-Tutzauer Principal, PB Elementary School Tracey Brooks Public Representative Judy Carpenter Public Representative Chuck Tegano Public Representative Joanie Tegano Public Representative Lynn Hargrove Public Representative Mark Duers Public Representative Gina Duers Public Representative Lois Yuhasz Public Representative

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Mayor Lawrence Cuneo Council Members: Mathew Abatemarco Robert Budesa Andrew Keczkemethy Richard Polhemus Susan Coletti Barry Wieck Pine Beach Municipal Alliance: Thea Kratochvil, Coordinator Erik Weber, Newsletter Editor

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Sponsored by the Pine Beach Municipal Alliance

Start the holiday season off right! The Pine Beach Municipal Alliance is sponsoring scenic horse drawn carriage rides on Friday, December 14th. Reservations start at 5:00 pm. The cost is $12.00 for adults and $8.00 for children under 12 years old, prepaid in advance. Boarding will be at The Pine Beach Chapel, located at the corner of Hunting Ave. and Hillside Ave. Registration will be on a first come basis and the deadline is November 1st. The demand for the event is high so please register early to avoid it being sold out. Bring the family out to see the beautiful holiday lights through Pine Beach plus come inside and warm up with a cup of hot chocolate and visit with Santa. Please submit payment and reservations to: Pine Beach Municipal Alliance, PO Box 425, Pine Beach, NJ 08741. Unfortunately due to the amount of people the carriage can hold, only pre-registered riders will be allowed the night of the ride. WINTER HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES Name: ..................................................................

Address: ............................................................... Phone Number: .................................................... Amount of people attending:

Adults: ....................Children: ...................... Time Requested:

1st Choice: .......................

2nd Choice: ....................... 3rd Choice: .......................

Senior Holiday Breakfast

Times available are in half hour increments 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30. Please choose three different times. We will do everything we can to accommodate your first choice, however it will not always be possible. You will be called in advanced with your boarding time.

The cost is $7.00 per person. Please make checks payable to the Pine Beach Municipal Alliance and mail along with this form to:

The Pine Beach Municipal Alliance is hosting Pine Beach Municipal Alliance a senior holiday breakfast buffet on Thursday, PO Box 425 Pine Beach, NJ 08741 December 20th from 9 AM until Noon at the Pine Beach Fire House, corner of Prospect Ave. Please R.S.V.P by November 21st & Hillside Ave. Children from the Pine Beach Elementary School Chorus will entertain with Senior Holiday Breakfast holiday carols and Dayton Florist will demonstrate holiday flower arranging with all materials being Name: .................................................................. supplied. Address: ............................................................... Phone Number: .................................................... Amount of people attending: ........................

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2012 Pine Beach 5K & One Mile Riverside Run

The 14th Annual Pine Beach 5K and One Mile Riverside Run went off without a hitch on a gorgeous Sunday morning, June 24th and included the participation of many local residents, including [far left] area builder Rudy Rinderer and [close left, center] Pine Beach Councilman Richard “Ritty” Polhemus.

Pine Beach Yacht Club Feed the Need Regatta

Pine Beach Yacht Club’s 5th Annual Feed the Need Regatta took place Thursday, June 28th and included many food items donated to the St. Vincent dePaul Food Bank in Bayville. In previous years, the sailing teams competing in the event collected over 3,500 items of food to benefit that local food bank.

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Independence Day Parade & Ceremony

The annual Pine Beach Independence Day parade and ceremony honored the past community accomplishments of Mayor Russ Corby and his wife, Judy, and featured the traditional parade of governing body officials, decorated vintage cars, bikes, and Pine Beach and nearby fire companies and first aid squads. Field games were later held at Vista Park.

Admiral Farragut Academy Gets Historical Marker

Alumni of Admiral Farragut Academy, whose original campus was located on the Pine Beach shoreline for over 60 years, recently fundraised for and installed a historical marker on the bluff near the area where the front of Farragut Hall once stood.

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Walk Success! Credits

Think Everybody Drinks? Think Again. cont’d cause damage to yourself and those around you. Among these misguided suggestions is that it’s okay to experiment with alcohol, because it’s cool to drink and pretty much everybody does it. The opposite is true – in fact, 70 percent of youth age 12 to 20 are “too smart to start” drinking alcoholic beverages. That statistic might be all fine and great on paper, but what about real life situations where “just saying no” isn’t easy, like when a close friend offers it? You’ll probably worry about losing a friend and no longer being accepted by turning them down, but if they’re trying to push you into something you don’t want to do, you’re going to want to look again at your friendship: a true friend respects your decisions, and anybody who ditches you for going against them was never a real friend to start with. It’s also likely that others in your group feel the same way as you do and you’ll find support and stronger allies in the end. When faced with a peer pressure situation, think about why they might be doing it: • They might want to make you feel less important so they can feel better about themselves. Nobody needs

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that nonsense, and you don’t need anybody’s approval to feel good about yourself. • They’re insecure and want to reinforce “groupthink,” as in, what they think, the group does. If you don’t like being told what to do by your own parents, why listen to some classmate or supposed friend? • They’re afraid of those different from them, or can’t handle anybody criticizing their own poor decision making. Move away and live on. Those types are going to have a lot of problems down the line, and you don’t want to be dragged down with them. • They might have a warped set of rules for how they think their world, or at least the world of young adults, work. You make your own path in life using the good influences and avoiding the bad. Pick a different way. If a simple “no thanks” doesn’t work, try these: • “I don’t like the taste.” • “It smells gross and I don’t want my breath to stink like that.” • “My parents will kill me, and I don’t want to get grounded.”

The Pine Beach Municipal Alliance thanks those volunteers who made this event a success, including Judy Carpenter, Rose Wred, Jan Collister, Tracey Brooks, Joan & Chuck Tegano, Jennie Browne, Anita Holland, Jennifer Dyan, Kyle Varley, Joseph Gonzalez, Justin McMillan, Davin Venezia, Lynn Hargrove, Lois Yuhasz, Dominic Delcioppo, Teri Sgro, Officer York, Officer Risden, Sgt. Brown, Officer Lacher, Officer Scalzullo, Chief Sgro, Kevin Cabrera, Mike Sedlak, Glenn Lehman, Rose, Edward and Barry Wieck, Rachel & Keith Cousens, Pine Beach Fire Volunteer Fire Company. A big thanks is also extended to event sponsors, including the Lamp Post Inn, Laurie’s Family Hair Design, Manhattan Bagel, Philly Pretzel Factory, Atlantic Car Wash, Two Sisters Ice Cream, Jersey Mikes, Richard’s Sub World, Sand Castle Diner, Senza Italian Restaurant, Oxygen Fitness Center, Banji Japanese Cuisine, Game Truck of Howell, Charlene & Bruce Carney who donated the soda maker, Lilly Crichton who donated the baby baskets, Wood ‘N’ Things, Creative Changes Salon, Music Academy of Toms River, Muscle Maker Grill, Tong Dragon Mixed Martial Arts, Judy Carpenter who donated the school supply basket, Jan Collister who donated the guess the gumballs game, the Cookie Cab/Traco Theater, Coin Castle and Casino Pier of Seaside Heights for donating the stuffed animals for the beanbag toss for DARE, Moore’s Farm Market for donating the watermelon and Welsh Farms for providing the ices.

• “One of my relatives has a problem with this, and I don’t want to end up addicted because it might run in the family.” • “Do I stutter?” In the long run, alcohol is just going to end up harming your life and your future. If you need further proof on the matter, here’s how Adam Sandler put it in The Wedding Singer: “Alcohol equals puke equals smelly mess equals nobody likes you!”

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Pine Beach constant effort and support to our school and community. Thank you Before we can begin to consider to all of the families that support what’s ahead, we would like to our fundraising. This year we are reflect on our remarkable school fundraising for a new playground. opening. Our school year has gotten We are continuing our student off to a great start. recognition program at Pine Beach It was wonderful to see and personally meet so many of our Pine Beach School families at Back To School Night. Being a part of a child’s education dramatically increases their chances for success. Our P.T.O is off to a very busy start as well. Our P.T.O is a group of very dedicated people who provide

November Polls Open The Pine Beach location for the 2012 General Election on November 6th will be the Pine Beach Firehouse, corner of Prospect and Hillside Avenues. Hours will be from 6 am to 8 pm.

Outstanding Leadership Skills. These students will be photographed for our Idol Bulletin Board and will be featured on our morning announcements, within our newsletter and on our web page. We are continuing to focus on teaching Elementary this year. The teachers Respect this year. Our motto is, have the opportunity to nominate a “Panthers Practice the Golden Pine Beach Idol each week. Each Rule”. week we will randomly select We value and welcome input students who have been nominated from our parents and community by a teacher or staff member for members and continue to seek ways showing good citizenship and to communicate and partner with character. The students will be these great resources. Please feel Individuals Demonstrating free to contact us with questions, suggestions or concerns. Together Borough Hall Closings we can make a difference in the Pine Beach Borough Hall on lives of our children as we prepare Pennsylvania Avenue will be closed them for the future. on October 8th in observation Please visit our web-site (www. of Columbus Day; Election Day, often to see the November 6th; Veterans Day, current events and happenings November 12th; Thanksgiving Day here at Pine Beach Elementary. & Black Friday, 22nd & 23rd; and Sincerely, Christmas, December 25th. Mrs. Moran-Tutzauer Principal

Pine Beach Volunteer Fire Company


Any and all contributions are greatly appreciated.

Mrs. Jovanis Supervisor of Instruction

Beachwood Volunteer First Aid Squad


Any and all contributions are greatly appreciated.

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Please Mail to: P.O. Box 386, Pine Beach, N.J. 08741

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