Pine Beach Connections - Fall 2014

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Fall 2014 Pine Beach Municipal Alliance for Drug and Alcohol Awareness and Prevention Newsletter

Annual Pine Beach Elementary Halloween Parade!

This Halloween, ghouls, ghosts and many girls wearing Disney’s Elsa costumes from the movie Frozen paraded up and down the perimeter of the school grounds before smiling parents and grandparents holding cameraphones to capture it all.

Alcohol’s Effects on the Brain and continuing alcohol consumption. to 16. The alcohol–dependent youth Adolescence is the transition between childhood and adulthood. During this time, significant changes occur in the body, including rapid hormonal alterations and the formation of new networks in the brain. Adolescence is also a time of trying new experiences and activities that emphasize socializing with peers, and conforming to peer–group standards. These new activities may place young people at particular risk for initiating

Exposing the brain to alcohol during this period may interrupt key processes of brain development, possibly leading to mild cognitive impairment as well as to further escalation of drinking.

Subtle alcohol–induced adolescent learning impairments could affect academic and occupational achievement. In one study, Brown and colleagues evaluated short–term memory skills in alcohol–dependent and nondependent adolescents ages 15

had greater difficulty remembering words and simple geometric designs after a 10–minute interval. In this and similar studies, memory problems were most common among adolescents in treatment who had experienced alcohol withdrawal symptoms. The emergence of withdrawal symptoms generally indicates an established pattern of heavy drinking. Their appearance at a young age underscores the need for continued on page 2

PTO/Alliance Winter 2015 Gift Auction Fundraiser! See Page 7 For Details

Annual Pine Beach Elementary Halloween Parade! (continued from page 1)

displayed alcohol–induced intellectual and behavioral impairment. Specifically, the hippocampus—a part of the brain important for learning and memory—was smaller in alcohol– dependent study participants than it was in nondependent participants. Adolescents who began drinking at an earlier age had proportionately smaller hippocampal volumes compared with those who began later, suggesting that the differences in size were alcohol induced.

Alcohol’s Effects continued early intervention to prevent and treat underage drinking. Although the prevalence of high–risk drinking declines after early adulthood, alcohol–induced brain damage may persist. Memory impairment has been found in adult rats exposed to alcohol during adolescence. In addition, sophisticated imaging techniques revealed structural differences in the brains of 17–year–old adolescents who

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. Barry Wieck Councilman, Council Liaison John Sgro Chief, Pine Beach Police Dept. Walter Ramsay Representative, Toms River Board Of Education Tricia Moran-Tutzauer Principal, Pine Beach Elementary James Klass Teacher Representative, Pine Beach Elementary Jennifer Maguire PTO President, Pine Beach Elementary Kevin Simon President, Pine Beach Fire Dept. Francesca Nardo Public Representative Judy Carpenter Public Representative Tracey Brooks Public Representative Charlene Carney Public Representative Chuck Tegano Public Representative Joanie Tegano Public Representative Lynn Hargrove Public Representative Lois Yuhasz Public Representative Anita Holland Public Representative

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

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2014 Pine Beach Scavenger Hunt On August 23rd, borough families and children participated in a fun Municipal Alliance scavenger hunt at Vista Park, where they sought items both natural and man-made. Prizes were awarded thank you to all volunteer.

Halloween Dance Halloween dance was held at the Beachwood Elementary School. This was a free event open to all 3rd, 4th and 5th graders from Beachwood and Pine Beach Elementary Schools and food donations were collected to help the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church food bank that supplies food for Beachwood and Pine Pine Beach Residents. An amazing time was had by all. Universal Entertainments provided the music and thank you to our volunteers!

Clifford Comes to Pine Beach Elementary School Earlier this season, Clifford came to visit the children of Pine Beach Elementary School on a special night of reading and book fair fun. Thank you Pine Beach PTO!

Moore’s Farm Market Dresses Riverfront Gazebos for Autumn Special thanks to our friends at Moore’s Farm Market joining with us at the Municipal Alliance to get us in the fall spirit with their corn stalks and trimmings placed on the riverfront shelters this year! Page 4

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Vista Point Now Admiral Farragut Point Hurray! The new pier and gazebo at the former Admiral Farragut Academy riverfront area is just about complete, and to honor that great school’s history and alumni the mayor and council voted to rename it Admiral Farragut Point.

Congratulations to new Boy Scout Troop 114 Eagle Scout Alex King, who was honored by the mayor, council, troop leaders, friends and family at a special council meeting on October 8th.

PBYC Annual Childrens Halloween Party The Pine Beach Yacht Club threw open its doors and arms once again to the children of the community for a free, family-friendly Halloween party with pumpkin decorating, treats and more! The club itself was dressed up in spooky decor, and yacht club members volunteered to make sure all had a blast. Thank you, PBYC!

Riverfront Bulkhead Replacement The massive bulkhead replacement project is just finishing up along our eastern riverfront, with a new synthetic interlocking bulkhead replacing the old collapsing wooden one that will soon be completely filled in and secured for decades to come! Pine Beach Borough Connections | Fall 2014

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Start the holiday season off right! The Pine Beach Municipal Alliance is sponsoring scenic horse drawn carriage rides on Friday, December 19th. Reservations start at 5:00 pm. The cost is $20.00 for adults and $15.00 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 Friday, December 5th. 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 holiday treats, 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.

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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.

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Pine Beach Elementary School Fire Prevention Program On Friday October 10, 2014, volunteers with the Pine Beach Fire Company visited elementary school students

the fire truck. Fire Company members Raymond Newman and John Lightbody explained about all the equipment on the fire truck. The students were also allowed to step up and sit down inside the cab of the fire truck as well as ask questions. The other fire company members not pictured who were also helping that day were Thomas Haskell, Kevin

here during the annual Fire Prevention Week to discuss fire safety in their home and to see all the equipment on the fire truck. Pictured below are one of the classes learning about

Sponsored by the Pine Beach Elementary School PTO and the Pine Beach Municipal Alliance Against Drug and Alcohol Abuse.

When: Friday, February 27, 2015, 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm Where: The Ramada Inn, 2373 Rt 9. North, Toms River, NJ Tickets: $35 per ticket includes a sit down dinner and a packet of raffle tickets

New Fund Raising Event

Santa will be visiting Pine Beach with the Pine Beach Vol. Fire Company on Saturday December 13, 2014 after dusk.

Beat the Winter Blues at our 2nd Annual Gift Auction!

The Pine Beach Vol. Fire Company is teaming up with Turnkey Enterprises in collecting used clothing. The bin or shed as pictured above will be on our property in a few weeks. All money collected from clothing donation will go towards the fire company. Please help us with our

Make sure you mark your calendars.

Tickets on sale now at Borough Hall or though the Pine Beach PTO. If you have any questions, wish to purchase tickets or make a donation to a great cause, please call Jennifer Maguire, PTO President at 732-232-2548 (she can also be reached through email at or Pine Beach Borough Hall at 732-349-6425. Seating is limited so don’t miss out on the fun!

Submitted by Kevin D. Simon President, Pine Beach Volunteer Fire Company

Pine Beach Volunteer Fire Company

Beachwood Volunteer First Aid Squad

Any and all contributions are greatly appreciated.

Any and all contributions are greatly appreciated.



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

Please Mail to: 4 Beachwood Boulevard, Beachwood, N.J. 08722

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