Pine Beach Connections - Summer 2013

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Summer 2013 Pine Beach Municipal Alliance for Drug and Alcohol Awareness and Prevention Newsletter

And They’re Off!

Pine Beach 5K Kicks Off Summer 2013

At 9 am, many of those present lined up for the five kilometer race. Race organizer Rick Lill noted that Sally Kalksma, who first started the event in 1998, would for the first time be running in it. At the finish line, the top three male runners were Brian Quilty, 23, with 16:00.9; Randy Faiges, 22, with 16:38.1; and Scott Sarno, 45, with 17:10.8. Top three female runners were Noel Whitall, 35, with 17:37.6; Dianne Deoliveira, 42, with 19:36.2; and Lillian Wolfson, 28, with 19:45.9.

Hundreds of runners leave the starting line in the dust at the 15th Annual Pine Beach 5K.

PINE BEACH - Hundreds of runners and their friends and families swarmed the Vista Park area on Sunday, June 23rd for the 15th Annual Pine Beach 5K and One Mile Riverside Run. Co-sponsored by the Pine Beach Municipal Alliance through the Governor’s Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse [GCADA], the event furthered positive activity through the strength, fitness and stamina required to run either race, the courses of which wound their way along picturesque Riverside Drive and, for the five kilometer run, through quiet neighborhood streets across the borough. As in past years, runners stretched along Vista Park and consumed energy-rich bananas provided under a tent through Super Foodtown prior to their events. The Pine Beach Police Department were on

hand to lead the race in a pace car driven by Chief John M. Sgro, and the Beachwood First Aid Squad was joined by the South Toms River First Aid Squad in traveling the course on bicycles alongside the runners to ensure health safety and to provide aid when needed.

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First up was the One Mile Riverside Run, which was called for 8:15 and included many younger runners, some with their parents, who lined up at the starting line near the Pine Beach Yacht Club. Mayor Lawrence Cuneo called the race and about 30 youths and 20 parents took off east along the riverfront course under a bright, shining sun. Less than six minutes later, the top three runners crossed the finish line: Kyle Sarno, 15, at 5:22.7; Dylan Burns, 13, at 5:45.1; and Nicholas Burns, 10, at 5:59.6.

Steven Geiger gave his niece, Kylie, a “lift” on their way to the finish line of the One Mile Riverside Run.

Know the Facts About: ALCOHOL Alcohol is a depressant that affects nearly every part of your body. The damage it does now can impact the rest of your life.

AKA Drink, booze, brew, liquor, sauce

WHAT IS IT? Alcohol is a depressant derived from the fermentation of natural sugars in fruits, vegetables and grains. These are brewed and distilled into a wide range of beverages with various alcohol contents.



In small doses, some of the short-term effects of alcohol are reduced tension and relaxation, but these are also accompanied by reduced inhibition (your ability to stop yourself from doing something you know you shouldn’t), coordination and reaction time – all of which put you at risk. When you drink a lot and drink fast (binge drinking), the risks go up even faster. In addition to the serious danger of alcohol poisoning, the depressant effects of alcohol can overwhelm your body’s defenses. Unable to move and think clearly, you can do risky and reckless things that are unsafe, or even lethal. Each year, approximately 5,000 people under the age of 21 die as a result of underage drinking, including about 1,900 deaths from car accidents, 1,600 homicides, 300 suicides, and hundreds more due to accidents like falls, burns and drownings.

Alcohol travels through your bloodstream and can damage your brain, stomach, liver, kidneys and muscles. As a teenager, your body is still developing, so damage done to it now can affect the rest of your life. Over time, drinking can wreak havoc with your body and mind.

THE BOTTOM LINE Yes, it’s legal for people 21 and older. One reason is that alcohol can have seriously dangerous, long-term impacts on a body and brain that are still developing. Also, statistics show that more teens are killed by alcohol than by all illegal drugs combined.


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 Barry 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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The Pine Beach Municipal Alliance For Drug, Alcohol, & Tobacco Awareness & Prevention Sponsor

The Summer Arts & Crafts Program Any Pine Beach child who will be attending elementary school in the 2013-2014 school year is invited to attend a 5 week Artistic Talent Program that meets twice a week at the Pine Beach Municipal Building. Children will meet for an hour a day in an age appropriate class to do arts & crafts, and gain knowledge of substance abuse: Dates: Tuesday and Thursday mornings July 9th through August 8th Times: Grades K -2 9:00am – 10:00am Grades 3 – 5 10:30am – 11:30am Registration Fees: $20.00 for the first child $15.00 for each additional child Please make checks payable to the Pine Beach Municipal Alliance and mail to: Pine Beach Municipal Alliance PO Box 425 Pine Beach, NJ 08741 The deadline for registration is Wednesday, July 3rd For additional information, or financial assistance, please call (732) 349-6425

2013 Summer Arts & Crafts Registration Form Child’s Name: _____________________ Grade in Sept 2013 _________ Child’s Name: _____________________ Grade in Sept. 2013 _________ Childs Name: ______________________Grade in Sept. 2013 _________ Parent’s Name: ___________________ Tele # ___________________ Address: _______________________________________________________ Signature: ________________________ Date____________________ Pine Beach Borough Connections | Summer 2013

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Registration/Fun begins at 5:00 pm at Vista Park (Corner of Midland Avenue and Radnor Avenue)

Join us for an evening of fun with Ocean County Sheriff’s and Prosecutor’s Offices, Raffles, Door Prizes, face painting and a Dunk Tank featuring our Pine Beach Police Officers and Pine Beach Elementary Teachers. All Proceeds to benefit the PB Municipal Alliance and DARE For those who wish to enjoy a stroll along the river the walk will begin at 6:00 pm along Riverside Drive starting at the Pine Beach Yacht Club to Station Avenue returning to Vista Park. Please come out and support the Pine Beach Municipal Alliance so we can continue to hold events such as this! Registration is $5.00 per person and includes a T-Shirt (while supplies last), Watermelon! Italian Ices! Hot Dogs!

For more information or to volunteer call (732) 349-6425

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Pine Beach Municipal Alliance

Senior Luncheon Aboard the River Lady Tuesday, September 24, 2013

This event is rain or shine and is nonrefundable Pine Beach Borough Connections | Summer 2013

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Pine Beach Volunteer Fire Company

Beachwood Volunteer First Aid Squad

Any and all contributions are greatly appreciated.

Any and all contributions are greatly appreciated.



NAME___________________________ ADDRESS________________________ DONATION__________

NAME___________________________ ADDRESS________________________ DONATION__________

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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ws e N l o Scho Dear Parents and Guardians: We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our Pine Beach School families for another great year! We enjoyed working with many of you this year and we look forward to getting to know more of you in the future! We wish you all a very nice summer vacation and look forward to seeing you and your children in SEPTEMBER. Once school is out, many families are at a loss about how to fill two months of their children’s free time. Images of summertime are usually cast in a light of hot, lazy, relaxing days by the pool, but the reality

The Pine Beach Municipal Alliance hosted a magic show at the elementary school in May that featured an anti-drug and alcohol message to the students present.

for most working families is the struggle to balance the demands of adult work schedules with providing safe activities for children. This dilemma often results in hectic, stress-filled days comparable to those during the school year. While summer camp is an option for some, the cost of day and overnight camps can be too expensive for many families’ budgets. Structured activities are beneficial, but parents

and caregivers should also keep in mind the advantages of unstructured time for children. So what do we do to keep young children busy, yet also allow them to enjoy the summer months? Whether your child is a preschooler or schoolage, a wealth of opportunities for fun, educational, and even relaxing activities are at your finger tips. Here are some tips that may be useful for families:

Summer Youth Activities

Toms River Schools Library program Pine Beach & Beachwood Sailing Lessons • YMCA camp, • Blue Claws Games Ocean County Department of Parks & Recreation, Toms River Parks & Recreation, Ocean County Library, Cattus Island Park, LBI Arts & Science Foundation, Ocean County Artists Guild, Island heights • Strand Theater, Lakewood, Ocean County College Navy Lakehurst Historical Society, Lakehurst, • NJ Museum of Boating, Pt. Pleasant, Pt. Pleasant Historical Society Museum, Pt. Pleasant Beach, Ocean County Museum, Toms River, Toms River Maritime Museum, Tuckerton Seaport, Barnegat Lighthouse/ Island Beach State Park, Jenkinson’s Aquarium, Pt. Pleasant Beach, • Cape May Zoo,

Whatever you plan to do with your families, we wish you the best summer ever!!!! Mrs. J. Jovanis Mrs. T. Moran-Tutzauer Principal Supervisor of Instruction Pine Beach Borough Connections | Summer 2013

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