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Tom Lozinski from Manasquan shot these unique photographs. He is a self-taught photographer who works as a forensic scientist during the day. Lozinski specializes in shooting landscapes from different aspects or different times than they are normally seen. His work can be seen at or www.facebook. com/tomlozinskiphotography. Some of his prints can be purchased at the Squan Custom Frame Shop, aka Jersey Shore Moments (Rt 71


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An Unapologetic Voice On February 4, I was involved in a three-car collision. A woman with a young child in the back seat drove through a red light. I was in the right lane waiting to turn left onto Route 72W in Manahawkin, and a man was doing the same in the lane to my left. An ordinary event that occurs hundreds of times each day. Yet, on that sunny morning, the world of three drivers and one very young passenger changed. Forever. My car has since been repaired and returned. “Like it never even happened.” But, it did. And, in order to heal from anything we experience, be it a car crash, an ended friendship, or a death of a pet or a person we love, we must honor the process of grieving. Grieving is a response to loss. Any loss. And, to grieve well, is to honor the loss. Gratitude is an equally important part of the process. Gratitude for the opportunity to

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heal. As part of the healing, I have returned to the towing shop and the collision shop to thank the people for their part in the process of recovering and repairing the car. I have thanked the rental car people for their empathy and help in the process, too. I have not yet returned to the hospital and the police station. Soon. As I continue to forgive myself for any time I have driven with less than utmost attention to driving, I learned anew, on that Monday morning, that we are all connected by our deeds. “We carve out the world with words; we sculpt our world with deeds.” Judy Horowitz

Kimberly’s Karma Connection Aries

Doubling up on all the birthday wishes for all my gorgeous twins out there. I see presents in the future.


Take care of yourself! So many people love you. Your health is the number one priority. Lucky number is 4.


New opportunities are opening all around you. Keep your eyes open for the love of your life!


Keep on track! Your family loves you, so start giving them the attention they deserve.


Let your star shine! Everyone wants to be around you. You’re the center of the world this month.


Love is in the air; the birds and the bees are singing your song. Your lucky number is 7.


Blast from the past! Someone from the past is looking for you! Red is your lucky color this month.

March 21 - April 19

April 20 May 20

May 21 - June 20

June 21 - July 22

July 23 - Aug 22

Aug 23 - Sept 22

Sept 23 - Oct 22


Romance may be going downhill. Put a spark in your love life with a special candlelight dinner!


Money, Money, Money!! It’s coming your way in abundance. Best days of the month are the 17th and 18th.


This could be the best month of your life if you follow the golden path. The GODS are on your side.

Oct 23 - Nov 21

Nov 22 - Dec 21

Dec 22 - Jan 19


Jan 20 - Feb 18


Feb 19 - March 20

Weigh your options! Things may not be as good as they seem. Lucky color is Purple. One year older may seem like alot-but remember your only as old as you feel. Lucky day is the 22nd and 29th.

Pet Tips

Buster’s Cheese Rolls This is an easy no-bake recipe 1/4 cup low sodium Swiss cheese, grated 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, grated 2tbl canola or coconut oil 1/2 cup crumbled bran flakes Combine cheese and oil Using plastic wrap, shape mixture into a log about 1 inch in diameter and about 8 inches long. Remove the plastic wrap and roll the log in the crumbled bran flakes. Refrigerate for 1 hour, then slice into 1/2 inch pieces. Keep refrigerated up to 7 days. I’ve found these are great to hide pills in when the dogs need medication. Karma Words owned and published by: Lisa Ball 609-848-1111 Kimberly 732-604-0022 3

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Pour off all but 2 tablespoons of fat from the skillet. Heat the remaining fat over medium-high heat, add the shrimp and cook for 3 minutes, then add shallots and cook 2 more minutes, stirring occasionally. Whisk in the vinegar, desired amount of mustard, and salt and pepper, to taste. Scrape the brown bits from the bottom of the skillet, then remove the skillet from the heat. For the salad, in a large salad bowl, toss together the spinach, bacon and onion. Pour the dressing and shrimp over the salad and toss to combine. Serve warm. Enjoy!

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I will be happy. I will not dwell on thoughts that depress me. If my mind fills with clouds, I will chase them away and fill it with sunshine. I will improve my mind. I will read something that requires effort, thought and concentration. I will not be a mental loafer. I will do something positive to improve my health. I will get up off of the couch!

Under the Boardwalk

Be Happy

Finally it is spring. All winter we waited for spring to come and we would finally be happy. BUT, it is not that easy. Weather helps but does not ensure happiness. Happiness comes from within. (and sometimes a little chocolate doesn’t hurt). Your mind controls your happiness. Think happy thoughts, talk to happy people, do things that make you happy and you will be happy. When you wake up in the morning, schedule your day to include things you enjoy. A walk on the beach, a favorite food, an afternoon nap or a funny TV show. Keep bad thoughts out of your head. Sometimes it just takes a wish to make you happy. I wish everyone was as happy as I am. I work at being happy every day. I think about happiness all day long. Happiness is attainable. Just think it!

Sunshine & Happiness

One of my fondest memories as a child on vacation in Lavallette, was of course, the little narrow boardwalk that ran along the beach. Digging in the sand under the boardwalk making my own little hideaway was my favorite place to hang out while hiding from the hot sun. I remember walking along the boardwalk to go to the little shop that sold straws full of sugar. My sister and I would slowly walk home sipping sugar out of those big straws.

Happiness is .....a chocolate cupcake. Sunshine is grandsons smiles.

It is funny the things you remember. I must have been around eleven years old and my sister was six. We stayed in the upstairs apartment in a tiny Cape Cod style house and my cousins stayed in the house next door. It must have been brutally hot but I don’t remember that. It had to have been crowded in that little apartment but I couldn’t tell you how I felt about that. All I remember is playing under and jumping off the boardwalk. I remember the sea breeze and the huge ocean. And like it was yesterday, I can feel that warm happiness. SUMMER; how wonderful. Long days and exciting nights. How fun it was to walk the boardwalk at night. Roller coaster rides on the Seaside boardwalk with their blinking lights and screaming riders always make me smile. I was way too afraid to ride that roller coaster. Whirling sounds from spinning the lucky wheels will always remain in my memory. When I was a teenager, we would win cigarettes! Imagine that? A young me and my first boyfriend used to watch the fireworks on Wednesday nights on that old boardwalk.

Happiness is ....Easter egg hunts. Sunshine is ......flip-flops.

There is building of the new boardwalk taking place right now. I wonder what it will be like. Will new memories mingle with old memories? We tend to remember what we want to remember. We stitch old memories together with threads of love, leaving out torn scraps when patching our past pieces with our new memories.


Happiness is ....a big bank account. Sunshine is ....dogs running on the beach.

Happiness is......a first kiss. Sunshine is .......growing old together. Happiness is .......BBQ’s in July. Sunshine is ..........Grandmas potato salad Happiness is ...sunsets over the bay. Sunshine is cold Margaritas. Happiness is.....a kiss from your mom. Sunshine is......a comforting hug from Dad. Send me your Happiness & Sunshine! at 5

HOMETOWN NEWS 514 Brick Blvd Suite 6 Brick, NJ 08723 I grew up in Silverton. Silver Bay Elementary was where I learned how to read, write and to be a cool kid. By Intermediate East, I was wearing concert tees, moccasins and black eyeliner. I gave my Dad many grey hairs and my Mom lots of smirks and eye rolls. When I finally got to High School North I was pretty full of myself and knew I was the most important person in existence. By senior year my friends and I were having crazy teenage weekends in Seaside Heights-croozin’ the strip, riding the rides, walking up and down the boardwalk, tanning on the beach, jumping in the waves and eating funnel cakes. I loved living in Toms River! After finally growing up and having a family of my own, I came to realize the hell I put my parents through (yes, I apologized thoroughly). After seeing the devastation of my beloved Seaside Heights, I can only hope and pray our beaches and boardwalk come back to their original charm so my grandson can make his own memories in this beautiful seaside town.

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Too Funny

What did one math book say to the other? Don’t bother me I’ve got my own problems! How many seconds are there in a year? 12--January second, February second, March second....... Actually it depends on if the year is a leap year or not. For a 365 day year... 8760 hours in a year 525600 minutes in a year 31536000 seconds in a year

Just Ask Darla Dear Darla,

A friend of mine told me a secret about another friend. The other friend would be extremely upset if she knew this secret is out. Should I tell her that I know her secret? Tangled Web Dear Tangled, END HERE •

First of all, secrets are never kept very long. Everyone loves to gossip. Some secrets are better kept secret which means NO ONE should be told! Once you tell a secret, you can assume it will be whispered to someone else and someone else and so on. Simple secrets like, she dyes her hair or lies about her weight can be ignored. Everyone knows because they can see the truth with their own eyes. Complex secrets that include innocent people are a serious matter. Secrets that will damage her reputation must be brought to her attention. When you tell someone that you know a hurtful secret about them you must use all the compassion that you have. They will probably be angry at you for telling them, but understand that they are embarrassed. Let them know that you are there for them and that your intentions were to help them. 7

Going Green

the school) was not defaced by our scribbling. Then, we were able to personalize our books on the brown paper bags. We walked up stairs, because we didn’t have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn’t climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks. Back then, we washed the baby’s diapers because we didn’t have the throwaway kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy-gobbling ack then, we returned milk machine burning up 220 volts. Wind bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to and solar power really did dry our the store. The store sent them back to clothes back in our early days. Kids the plant to be washed and sterilized got hand-me-down clothes from their and refilled, so it could use the same brothers or sisters, not always brandbottles over and over. So they really new clothing. were truly recycled. Back then, we had one TV, or Grocery stores bagged our radio, in the house -- not a TV in every groceries in brown paper bags, that room. And the TV had a small screen we reused for numerous things. Most the size of a handkerchief (remember memorable besides household garbage them?), not a screen the size of the bags, was the use of brown paper bags state of Montana. In the kitchen, we as book covers for our schoolbooks. blended and stirred by hand because This was to ensure that public property, we didn’t have electric machines to do (the books provided for our use by everything for us. When we packaged

Back in the Day B

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a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn’t fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn’t need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity. We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull. Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service. We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. We enjoyed each other’s company as we all watched the only television in the house. We were a close family.

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Just Joking

The day after his wife disappeared in a kayaking accident, an Anchorage man answered his door to find two grim faced Alaska State Troopers. "We're sorry Mr. Wilkens, but we have some information about your wife," said one of the troopers. "Tell me! Did you find her?" Wilkens asked. The troopers looked at each other. One said, "We have some bad news, some good news, and some really great news. Which would you like to hear first?" Fearing the worst, the ashen Mr. Wilkens said, "Give me the bad News first." The trooper said, "I'm sorry to tell you, sir, but this morning we found your wife's body in Kachemak Bay." "Oh my God!," said Wilkens. Swallowing hard, he

Say what?

Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes,so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous. Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would sometimes knock the drunks out

asked, "What's the good news?" The trooper continued, "When we pulled her up, she had 12 twenty pound King crabs and 6 good-sized Dungeness crabs clinging Sudoko Answers to her, and we feel you are entitled to a share in the catch." Stunned, Mr. Wilkens demanded, "If that's the good news, then what's the great news?" The trooper smiled and said, "We're gonna pull her up again tomorrow."

for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom; “of holding a wake”. 9

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Help your kids avoid the summer slide with Mathnasium of Toms River’s MATH CAMP! Summer is a great time to catch up and get ahead! In our relaxed, homework-free environment, Mathnasium enables students to focus on what they need most. Students keep their minds active throughout the summer months by participating in programs designed to develop, maintain, and challenge their math skills and understanding. According to directors Wayne Gray, Barbara Koehler, and Neil Rankin, all students can excel in school and on standardized tests when they’re given the chance to really understand the materials. When they start the school year prepared, without losing two or three months of knowledge, the results astound parents. All of a sudden, homework and tests are a totally different experience! Mathnasium of Toms River is offering a MATH CAMP for June - August. Students can attend Mathnasium for

as little as 4 weeks and as long as 8 weeks. The center will be open from 9AM – 12PM and from 4PM - 7PM Monday to Thursday. Students are encouraged to attend two times a week for one hour each session but scheduling is flexible, with allowance for more sessions per week. The MATH CAMP programs are specifically designed to help children get ready for the next school year in a more relaxed environment. In addition, students who will be taking Algebra, Geometry, or Algebra II in the fall can work on a Preview Course at Mathnasium during the summer. Mathnasium’s MATH CAMP students find learning math is fun, rewarding, and even inspiring!

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The girls of summer I e ll v o L ba se a B

We know what we like! Baseball season is coming and we are getting ready. Bat and ball, warm sun, freshly cut grass, cool breezes and a lot of fun. What better way is there to spend the day? Exercising with friends and beating the pants off the competition. “Heads up!� Catch the ball and feel like a hero. Run as fast as you can and slide into home. Yes, we know what we like.

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