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Vol. 12 - No. 32

A��ordable Ho�sin� Settlement On Co�rt Doc�et

By Catherine Galioto TOMS RIVER – What may be the last step in a long debate over how much affordable housing must exist in town will come before state Superior Court December 16. Then, a compliance hearing will weigh the settlement Toms River made with Fair Share Housing Center and Dover Shopping Center Associates, on obligations for affordable housing. Toms River would be required to provide 1,2985 units of affordable housing, in the round of obligation through 2025. To meet that obligation, some parcels may have to be rezoned to allow affordable housing construction, which is a component part of Toms River’s plan to satisfy the settlement, officials said previously. Township council approved the settlement at its October 25 meeting, but Superior Court Judge Mark A. Troncone must determine it is a “fair and reasonable” settlement, which is scheduled for December 16 in Toms River. This step comes after the FSHC, representing more than a dozen towns in Ocean County, hashed out settlements with each ahead of court proceedings with the Council on Affordable Housing. COAH, through the Mount Laurel Doctrine, requires towns set aside a certain percentage of its housing (Housing - See Page 6)

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‘The Gaiter Way’ Inspires Generations At HS South

–Photos by Catherine Galioto The dedication of Gaiter Way featured several guest speakers to honor the family. High School South alumni, school and local officials, historians and several generations of Gaiters gathered to mark the occasion. By Catherine Galioto TOMS RIVER It is a literal path, but it also symbolizes the path to greatness. It’s named for a local family whose 10 children left their impact on Toms River schools – and beyond – in spite of tremendous obstacles.

It’s the Gaiter Way. Gaiter Way is now the name of the recently repaved entrance road to Toms River High School South – the school, which was then Toms River High School, that the Gaiter siblings attended. Led by father Wilfred and mother Er-

Feeding A Holiday Need

By Judy Smestad-Nunn OCEAN COUNTY – How many turkeys does it take to feed 3,000 people on Thanksgiving? The answer is 328 (or 4,475 pounds of whole turkey) said Gary Lesniak, Culinary II instructor at Brick Vo-Tech, who said the answer changes every year since he and his students prepare first-class Thanksgiving dinners for

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the neediest in Ocean County. The program, called “Feed the Need,” is now in its 20th year, said Lesniak, who spearheads the project. About 180 culinary students from all over Ocean County are involved in the meal preparation that takes place at the Brick center of Ocean County Vocational Technical School. “The request for holiday dinners seems to

increase every year, from our humble beginnings of just under 100 meals to 3,000 now - it’s been quite a leap over the years,” said Lesniak from the school’s kitchen just before Thanksgiving. The kitchen was a bevy of coordinated activity as culinary students worked in groups that were divided by food item or by task. Each meal contains roast turkey (2 oz. dark meat, 4 oz. white meat) with giblet gravy, a green bean casserole, candied yams, mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing and pumpkin pie

nestine, the Gaiter’s 10 children would be instilled with a hard work ethic, an emphasis on education and family, that would manifest itself against the odds to success in the arts, sports, their careers and businesses – and would continue for generations. (Gaiter - See Page 5)

for dessert. Toms River High School East seniors, Heather Lewis and Allie Donnini, both 17, spent the week of November 14 deboning the turkeys, and on Monday they were slicing them after their classmates had seasoned the meat with poultry seasoning, salt and pepper and roasted the parts. Seniors do all the deboning, Lesniak said, and the smaller turkeys are easier to handle than the larger birds, which have tougher joints. (Holiday - See Page 6)

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In a special ceremony November 26, the Toms R iver High School South Alumni Association would unveil the new name for the road f rom Hyers St reet to the school, and honor the family for which it is named: Gaiter Way. Several generations of Gaiters came from places as far as Atlanta and New York City to commemorate the occasion. Speakers at the ceremony often refer red to the Gaiters as symbolic of “The American Dream,” of a family, who came to America from the Bahamas to make a better life for themselves, through a focus on hard work, education and family. A shipbuilder, Wilfred Gaiter made Seaside Heights his home, and built and ran a hotel there. Later, he would buy land lots in what would become Manitou Park neighborhood, now part of Berkeley Township. From their roots as immigrants to life in segregated America, the Gaiters perservered through the Great Depression, WWII and the signs of the time – whether having to walk from Seaside Heights to school in downtown Toms River, or living amid racism: speakers told this and other stories of the Gaiters and their legacy at the November 26 event at High School South. In an empassioned speech, retired South teacher P. David Cor rell de-

The Toms River Times, December 3, 2016, Page 5 scribed the impact the Gaiters had. “The more I read about and study the Gaiter family, the more I come to the conclusion that Wilfred and Ernestine Gaiter were on a mission. And their mission was to provide the best life possible for all 10 of their children,” he said. Cor rell described what the Gaiter children saw as students in that time. “You got to understand they came here as students in the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, think about those years. Their family fou nd at ion was built on t wo major beliefs: importance of the family and importance of education. Parents would constantly remind them: no one can take those two things away from you.” The 10 siblings were embued with determination to continue their education past high school in trade schools or universities – often defying prejudice against race and gender to succeed. The Gaiter women went on to post-secondary education in a time that a woman’s place was thought to only be the home, and black students were not allowed to live on-campus in segregated dormitories. Their schooling lead to accomplished careers for multiple generations of Gaiters, as principals, journalists, lawyers, educators and more. There was also accolades for military service. Worrell Gaiter earned a Bronze Star for his service during the Battle of the Bulge, and WWII. Roger Gaiter became a Tuskegee Airman, a pilot with the 332nd Fighter Group of

the famous Tuskegee Airmen, f lying 55 missions over Europe before being shot down over Hungary in November 1944, avoiding capture for days before being sent to a POW camp. “Ever yday af ter school at din ner, Wilfred would go around the table and say ‘What did you learn at school today and what experiences did you have both inside and outside of school?’ And that’s amazing, isn’t it? And a great discussion would follow,” said Correll. Gil Leibrick, in his research for athletes to be named to the South Hall of Fame, only came of the name of Cleveland Gaiter by chance, while researching another athlete in the Indians’ past. “Doc Ricketts said, ‘Have you ever heard of Cleveland Gaiter?’ I never had,” Leibrick said, the way Ricketts described the impact Cleveland had on him, watching Cleveland play, being inspired, lead Leibrick to uncover a lot of details from historical society yearbooks and newspaper clippings. In his speech, Leibrick described the awe he felt for a name and family almost forgotten to history, so deserving of celebration such as renaming this street. Cleveland Gaiter, a three-sport athlete, was cited as one of the first black athletes at the school and one who excelled to the point where he was named the top athlete in its history, by scholars and sportswriters of the pre-1950s era. Speakers told of one shameful incident where in a football game between Toms River High School and Point Pleasant in

1924, the Point Pleasant coach instructed his team to “take out” Cleveland from the game due to his race. Though they were winning, South coach N.S. Detweiler pulled the team off the field in a sign of unity, forfeiting the game, rather than continue. Cleveland got a full scholarship to Columbia University, but was called to help support the family after the death of his father, Wilfred, in 1933. “He stayed home with his mother to help raise his nine siblings. This is just an amazing story,” Correll said. Their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren would go on to their own successful careers, as evidence of the multi-generational impact Wilfred and Ernestine’s lessons would have. Dorothy Gaiter, daughter of Worrell, was nominated for a Pulitzer Pr ize th ree times for her w r iting. With a resume that includes the Miami Herald, New York Times and Wall Street Journal, she has reported on race issues but also is known for a weekly wine column. Dorothy explained in her speech all the accomplishments of the generations of Gaiters would go on to achieve, including great-great-grandchildren now in college. “Dad talked endlessly about the value of eduation,” she said of Worrell. “Dad really believed we are all children of the universe. We are all essentially the same.”

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Continued From Page 1 Victoria Bambace, 16, a junior at Brick Memorial High School, was assembling green bean casseroles with about four other students. “There are so many string beans, it’s crazy,” said Bambace as she searched for additional sheet pans. “Feed the Need is such a helpful thing for people who don’t have as much as us,” she said. That’s true, said Megan Farreau, who attends Central Regional in Berkeley and was helping to prepare the green beans. “This is really wonderful how we prepare so much food; if we didn’t do this people wouldn’t be able to have a good Thanksgiving,” she said. Chef Joe Jakosita, who teaches Introduction to Culinary Arts, said the students prepared 50 gallons of giblet gravy to top 750 pounds of white potatoes and 450 pounds of (canned) sweet potatoes. “We didn’t peel the potatoes, they’re smashed potatoes, which is more nutritious,” Jakosita said. Chef Dennis Melia was teaching his pastry students how to assemble pumpkin pies. “We have already made over 500, and we’re making another 100 tomorrow,” he said. Hannah Geoffroy, a post-grad student who attended Southern Regional High School, Brian Rand from Toms River HS East, Tabitha Suarez from Brick HS, and John Lambert from Toms River HS North were assembling and baking the pumpkin pies. “Last year we prepared the turkeys, which was like a kitchen assembly line; here we freelance,” joked Suarez.

Geoffroy said she liked being in the pastry kitchen. “When you prepared the turkeys, each person did one thing; I like making pies, it’s more fun, it’s a different atmosphere,” she said. The food comes from the Monmouth/Ocean County FoodBank, who partner with the school for the “Feed the Need” program, and from food drives held at the county vo-tech schools, Lesniak said. Tommy Yanisko, who runs food services at Community Medical Center in Toms River, runs a cash fundraiser and proceeds are donated to the Foodbank and used to fund “Feed the Need,” Lesniak said. Brick OCVTS Principal Lynn Sauer said that in the past, food for the program was all donated, but it was not reliable because frozen turkeys would oftentimes show up too late. “People meant well, but time didn’t allow us to prepare the meals properly and efficiently; now we tell the foodbank directly what quantities we need,” Sauer said from her school office on Monday. “The partnership has been wonderful for us.” The foodbank provides the school with the names of organizations and the number of meals requested, she said. For example, DCPP (formerly DYFS) requested 400 meals, Ocean County Hunger Relief would get 1,000, and the People’s’ Pantry in Toms River asked for 1,000 she said. “Feed the Need” also accommodates smaller requests for food, such as Manchester Regional Day School in Jackson, who requested 72 meals, Preferred Behavioral Health Group, who requested 30, and the Ocean County Community Church, who requested 50, Sauer said.

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Toms River, that number is 1,285 units. Elsewhere, Jackson’s settlement includes building 657 affordable housing units, Lacey’s is for building 469 units, and Berkeley’s settlement states that town has met its obligation of 610 affordable housing units.

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Reflecting On The Holiday Season

You can plan your year around them. They signal the passing of time; beginnings and endings. They are the holidays of the “holiday season,” and they mean something different to us all. Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and more. We’re already knee-deep in them; already experiencing the full rush of this hectic time of year. The days are ticking by, the stores are mobbed, the gifts are being selected, the good times are being planned. The holidays mean many things to many people; no two people see them the same way. They mean things funny and things sad. Things personal and things joyous. We at The Times cer tainly k now what the holidays mean to us. But what do the holidays mean to you, our valued readers? As a company, these seasonal days of celebration remind us of community. They bring to the front of out minds how valuable a sense of giving and community truly is. They

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Letters To The Editor Thanks To Voters

We are glad to see the overwhelming support across New Jersey opposing casino expansion. We attribute our success to a broad coalition of community leaders, unions, small businesses and residents who are convinced that North Jersey casinos would be a detriment to the entire state. Thank you for voting no on an expansion of casinos to North Jersey. Bill Cortese Executive Director Trenton’s Bad Bet

Gottheimer Victory A Silver Lining For Clean Water As dangerous and unsettling as the national election results are for clean water, the local results are a ray of hope. Clean Water Action’s field canvass especially played an important role in helping elect Josh Gottheimer and not a moment too soon. Josh is really needed now as a fresh voice against the coming massive efforts to rollback basic public health and environmental safeguards. This is a big win – very few Congressional incumbents get defeated let alone by 10,000 votes! It’s especially big given Garrett received just 13 percent on Clean Water Action’s 2016 scorecard. Clean Water Action spent the past 22 weeks in the 5th Congressional spreading the universal message that

we all care about clean air and clean water now and for the future. We knocked on over 59,000 doors, spoke to over 30,000 constituents, and doubled our membership in the 5th, making multiple contacts with more 23,000 of our members there. Personal one on one in person contact a difference maker? You bet! And that difference-making will be needed now more than ever as we work with our allies like Josh to clean-up Congress, hold polluters accountable, and make government work again for us, the environment and public health. There will be a lot of battles to fight ahead of us, but New Jersey and Clean Water Action has always been in the lead and that won’t change. David Pringle NJ Campaign Director NJ Clean Water Action

Christmas, Not Shopping

President-elect Trump successfully ran on the campaign slogan “Make America Great Again.” One of the ways we can do that is by returning to an attitude of Thankfulness to God for all He has blessed us with. You see, even though the holiday of Thanksgiving is still celebrated in America, it is no longer as prominent or important as it once was. When I was a child, Christmas wasn’t even mentioned until Thanksgiving Day was over but today, as soon

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as Halloween ends, all the marketing begins to promote Christmas shopping. Thanksgiving is often referred to as “Turkey Day” now, and more and more, the thing that makes it important is merely that it leads into Black Friday and shopping for Christmas. In fact, Black Friday sales begin before Thanksgiving in some places, and stores are even open on Thanksgiving Day now. People get obsessed with getting (Christmas gifts for others, and themselves) instead of giving (thanks to God for the abundance we have which even allows us the luxury of shopping as we do.) America will never be great again until we publicly honor God again, and restoring Thanksgiving Day to its former meaning is one way to begin that much-needed process. God, according to His Word, is the giver of every good and perfect gift and the Bible urges all of us to continually thank our Creator for His mercies. For the Christian, Thanksgiving should be a daily event but for everyone else, is it too much to ask that we bring back a true, undistracted spirit of Thanksgiving on one day of the year? Chet Jelinski Whiting

Moran And Mulshine: Two Peas In A Pod Well there they go again! The Star Ledger’s “M & M Twins” (Moran and Mulshine ). Gosh! They do exist really show their dark side in politics. Moran has his head in the dark and Mulshine, I can only speculate had his columnist toes stepped on at a Gov. Christie press conference where his questions/comments may have been ignored hurting his news ego! Now that I have expressed my contempt for the “M & M Twins” I can sit back and relax. Bill McPhail Toms River

Vote Counts, Voice Doesn’t After a while of hearing and reading other’s opinions on the election of Donald Trump as the next P OT US , I f i n a l ly fe el li ke saying something. To m a ny, my fe el i n g s will be considered cold, lifeless, emot ion less, fait h less, cy n ical, a nd to some, even depressing. And honestly, they wouldn’t be wrong, and I hope in a way, it inspires others. During my time as a voter and as elections passed, I learned to swallow the hardest truth about national politics in America: It’s that your feelings aren’t counted. Your vote is, but not your voice. Your key strokes or pencil marks in a voti ng b o ot h a r e a l l t h at matters to them. You are a ballot check, not a window into the views of the American People. These parties and party members haven’t changed or a d o p t e d t h e voic e s of their constituents. They may tell you they have, but I learned quickly it all becomes lies to prot e c t t hei r p osit ion s of power and paychecks. At the end point of the most pivotal and divisive election in my lifetime and possibly ever, I look back and wonder, how many of us feel cheated, lied to, and defeated by the political establishments. I cannot think of a single politician who has kept their promises fully, even the best of them cannot do it. I am left wondering if the system works for us or if we work for the system. Think about this, if less than 50 percent of people committed themselves to either of the candidates (a b o u t 47 p e r c e n t fo r H illa r y 48 percent for Trump) then that leaves the majority of us, (the 53 or 52 percent) who feel like we aren’t represented. And that isn’t even (Letters - See Page 31)

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From The Desk Of The Township Council - Ward 1 Councilwoman Maria L. Maruca

Toms River 250th Anniversary Celebration

Maria L. Maruca TOMS R IVER – The 250th Anniversary Committee is moving forward with plans for our town’s 250th Anniversary celebration. Our birthday is June 24, 2017. The committee is made up of Toms River resident s who have beg u n to meet and make plans

for this milestone in our h istor y. T he Com m ittee’s mission is to plan and coordinate a series of events, learning activities, social and cultural oppor t u nities which will lead to an expanded awareness and appreciation by all of the rich 250 year history, life experience and growth of the Town. We are excited to announce that our kickoff event for the 250th anniversar y was the annual

Christmas tree lighting on D e c e mb e r 2 i n t he Town Hall Courtyard. The event was sponsored by Downtown Toms River, and included performances by the Donovan Catholic Chorus, Amazing V Magician, Jersey Coast Youth Bands and a reading of “Twas the Night before Christmas” by Mrs. Claus. Santa arrived at 8 p.m. via f ire t r uck a nd phot os w it h Santa were available. Hot cho colat e a nd co ok ie s

were sold to benefit Toms River Fire Co. No. 1. This year’s event included a special 250th anniversary component. Students from Toms River schools decorated anniversary ornaments that were placed on t he C h r ist m a s t r e e inside Town Hall for all residents and visitors to see. We will also have our limited edition 250th ann ive r sa r y calend a r for sale for $5. The 13-month calendar from December

2016 to December 2017 is loaded with historical photos of people and places and important dates in Toms River’s history. As we enter 2017, the Com m it tee has pla ns fo r eve nt s a nd a c t iv ities throughout the year. There are already plans in place for a rededication of ou r f i r st mu n icipa l park, Huddy Park, movies under the stars, outdoor murals, 250th exhibits, a birthday bash with cake and fireworks and a time

capsule. As more plans are solidified, the Committee will be asking for support from the community. It is the hope of the Committee that private organizations and groups will take par t in the com mu nit y celebrations throughout the year. If you have an idea on how to celebrate our past, let us k now and if you would like to help us in 2017, let us know. Let the 250th celebration begin!

Capitol Comments 10th Legislative District - Serving Toms River

Senator Jim Holzapfel

OCEAN COUNTY – Legislation sponsored by Senator Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen Dave Wolfe and Greg McGuckin (all R-10) to help prevent drug and alcohol abuse among children has cleared the Assembly Education Committee. The bill, S-1010/A-2422, encourages implementation of the Natural High Drug Prevention Program in school districts throughout New Jersey. The national nonprofit organization inspires youth to discover, amplify and pursue their natural high so they have a reason to say no to drugs and alcohol. The program will focus on key components of the research-based curriculum developed by Natural High. “We have teamed up with Natural High because this is a positive, life altering program that teaches students to find their natural high through focusing on their passions, whether that

Assemblyman David Wolfe

Assemblyman Gregory McGuckin

Senator Jim Holzapfel Assemblyman David Wolfe • Assemblyman Gregory McGuckin

Holzapfel, Wolfe, McGuckin Bill To Help Prevent Drug & Alcohol Abuse By Children

is sports, music or art,” said Holzapfel. “This program gives kids another option to resist drugs and adopt a drug-free lifestyle instead of ‘just saying no.’” Natural High was introduced to the legislators by Donald Brown, a Red Bank Catholic High School graduate and seven-year NFL Running Back who is now a Natural High Ambassador. Under the bill, the curriculum for the Natural High Drug Prevention Program will include seven key components such as identifying and engaging in positive activities, the benefits of engaging in natural highs and the consequences of drug use, setting goals, peer pressure, personal values, connecting with positive role models and the facts and myths associated with drug use and a drug-free lifestyle. “The passage of this legislation in the Assembly Education Committee is another

victory for the program and we are hopeful the bill will continue to gain momentum and eventually become law,” continued Wolfe. “We are fortunate to have Donald Brown share his experiences and bring to the forefront the important issue of reducing drug use among youths with this program.” “I’d like to thank Senator Holzapfel and Assemblymen Wolfe and McGuckin for recognizing that this program has the potential to change the lives of so many students in New Jersey,” said Brown. “I have witnessed, firsthand, the benefits of finding one’s passion and focusing attention on a positive, drug free lifestyle with the help of mentors and role models. My ultimate dream was to play in the NFL and with that desire came dedication to the sport and finding my natural high. My goal is to share my story with as many youths as possible. It is

my hope that this legislation will help us to reach thousands of students and teach them how to achieve their own natural high.” Natural High has an educator network of 20,000 teachers, school guidance counselors and mentors who use Natural High’s 50 role-model videos and 150 researched based curricu-

lum guides and worksheets which are also guided by Common Core standards, the Search Institutes research and Social-Emotional Learning principles. Natural High understands that there are life changing principles. “Our district has witnessed the devastating impacts that drug abuse has had on so many of our residents. If

programs such as Natural High are incorporated into a school’s curriculum with help of ambassadors and celebrity influences sharing their stories, students can see that choosing a drugfree lifestyle and focusing on your natural abilities creates a path to a bright and successful future,” added McGuckin.

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TOMS RIVER – Community Medical Center is helping both first-time parents and maternity mavens prepare for a healthy birth experience with a variety of childbirth education classes. Prepared Childbirth Education at Community Medical Center aims to provide support, education and the highest quality care through a variety of classes for parents, siblings and grandparents, including instruction on breast feeding, an overview of the labor process, options for labor support and comfort, tips for the first few weeks of life and more. Prepared Childbirth Class: This complete childbirth preparation course, offered as a four-week program or a one day session, provides an overview of the labor process, options for labor support, comfort measures and more. The four-week program, offered for $100, takes place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m., with an optional fourth week breastfeeding class for $15. The oneday session is offered on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for $150 and includes continental breakfast and lunch. Infant Care Class: This program, perfect for parents and grandparents, focuses on the care of a new baby, from birth to the first few weeks of life, including bathing, dressing, feeding and infant growth. Other topics discussed include development, safety and decisions about returning to work and other adjustments to life with your baby. Infant Care Class is offered on the first Tuesday of every month from 7 to 10 p.m. and costs $25. Breast Feeding Class: During this introduc-

tion to breastfeeding, prospective mothers and fathers will learn about the process and techniques of breastfeeding, including advantages, preparation, useful tips for working mothers and the role of the family. This class takes place on the third Tuesday of every month from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and costs $25. Parents enrolled in the Prepared Childbirth Class receive $10 off. Prepared Brothers and Sisters: This special program for children who are expecting a baby brother or sister helps involve them in the preparation process. Prepared Brothers and Sisters meets the second Tuesday of every month from 6 to 7 p.m. and costs $25 per person. Childbirth Refresher Class: This class offers an individualized refresher course on the labor and delivery process for women who have given birth previously. The class takes place from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and is scheduled upon request. Cost is $25 per person. Maternity Services Guided Tours: Parentsto-be can also take advantage of free guided tours of Community Medical Center ’s Maternity Services, which take place select Sundays at noon and the second Tuesday of every month at 7 pm. All classes are held at the 5E Conference Room on the Women’s Health Unit. Payment is due on the first day of class, but many insurance companies will reimburse a portion of some of these fees. For questions, registration and more information on specific class dates, email or call 732-5578034.

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WALL – New Jersey Natural Gas will have its Holiday Energy Hog Promotion on Facebook. Each Tuesday, from now to December 6, a photo of the Energy Hog will be posted on, along with a holiday themed energy-saving tip. For every “like” each photo gets on the NJNG Facebook page, NJNG will donate $1, up to $10,000, to the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties and the Interfaith Food Pantry in Morris County to help fight hunger

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in itsservice territory. Participants will learn helpful ways to save on their energy bills this holiday season, while raising money for a good cause. This holiday season, NJNG and Alliance to Save Energy (ASE) are pleased to partner on this unique approach to promoting energy efficiency and community involvement. NJNG has been a sponsor of the Alliance to Save Energy’s Energy Hog Program since 2010, helping to bring energy education to both the classroom and public events. “We’re delighted the Energy Hog will be busy this holiday season spreading some cheer and helping people learn more about how they can save energy and money,” said Scott Thach, vice president at the Alliance to Save Energy, a national advocacy group promoting energy efficiency. “It’s hard to think of two more noble causes than fighting hunger and being more efficient with our energy resources, and New Jersey Natural Gas should be commended for their leadership in doing both.” “Regardless of how you celebrate this season, holiday bills can add up quickly. We are happy to share some great advice to help reduce energy bills through this promotion. Plus it shows the types of the energy-saving tips NJNG shares on social media throughout the year,” added Anne-Marie Peracchio, director of conservation and energy policy at NJNG.

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Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary To Be Remembered

TOMS RIVER - Ocean County Library will commemorate the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor during a special remembrance program 2 p.m. on December 7 in its Toms River Branch, 101 Washington St. “As we come together to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor we remember the more than 2,000 American soldiers and sailors that died that day and another 1,000 that were wounded,” said Ocean County Freeholder Joseph H. Vicari, who serves as liaison to the Ocean County Library. “This attack resulted in the destruction of nearly 20 American naval vessels and more than 300 airplanes.” The library will call attention to those events with video clips taken of the attack, artifacts from the era, and reflections about the war from World War II Marine veteran Jim DiPiazza, who fought in the Pacific Theater.

DiPiazza enlisted in the Marines in 1943 and served in the Philippines, often behind enemy lines, and at Iwo Jima. “As we look back on this time in our history we cannot forget the valiant men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice that day and to all of the military personnel who today continue to fight for our democracy and freedom,” Vicari said. “Ocean County is home to the largest veteran population in the state. The Ocean County Board of Freeholders takes great pride in knowing more than 60,000 veterans call Ocean County home. We will never forget their service to this great country.” The program is free and open to the public but registration is requested. For more information about the program or to register call the Toms River Branch at 732-349-6200 or visit its website , click on the “Events & News” icon, then click on “Calendar of Events.”

George Washington Reenactor To Visit Library

TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Library will host “George Washington Face-toFace With an Extraordinary American” on December 6 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. George Washington was the founding father of our nation who modestly called himself a farmer. His words and actions indelibly defined the American character. The audience gets a chance to meet George Washington as he leaps from the history books and comes alive on the stage. George Washington is performed by Dean Malissa, a scholar and accomplished actor. He has portrayed Washington on The

Discovery Channel, NBC, ABC and the National Geographic Channel. Malissa has also performed at United States embassies around the world and is Mount Vernon’s official George Washington portrayer. This program is sponsored in part with funding from an OceanFirst Foundation Arts and Cultural Grant and the Ocean County Library Foundation. R e g i s t r a t i o n i s r e q u i r e d . Vi s i t to register. The Toms River Library is located at 101 Washington St.


Once a person has had chickenpox, which is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, it can remain dormant in the body for years and even decades. Then, years later, it may reactivate in nerve cells to cause “shingles” (formally known as herpes zoster), which can be triggered by stress, medications, illness, or aging. Symptoms of eye shingles include a blistering rash, painful inflammation, fever, and fatigue. In about 10% to 20% of people with shingles, the rash appears in and around the eye. This type of shingles is called “ophthalmic herpes zoster” and can cause scarring, vision loss, and other long-term problems. If not treated quickly with antiviral drugs, eye shingles can lead to serious eye damage and even vision loss. You can prevent shingles of the eye and its complications by getting vaccinated if you’re over age 50. The shingles vaccine cannot be used to treat shingles once you have it. The single most important step you can take to protect your vision and keep your eyes healthy is to come in for a comprehensive eye exam. Many eye conditions develop slowly over time and without symptoms. If detected early, these conditions can be treated effectively so that they do not develop into serious eye problems. To schedule an appointment, please call SUSSKIND & ALMALLAH EYE ASSOCIATES, P.A. at 732-349-5622.

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TOMS RIVER – In an effort to raise environmental awareness throughout Toms River, the Township Green Team is sponsoring the fourth annual “T.R.U.S.T Awards.” The award recognizes businesses that have taken actions that result in the improvement or protection of the environment. Examples include recycling, storm-water management, alternative energy usage, green building technology, conservation, education and other green initiatives. The 2015 Green Trust Award was awarded to Community Medical Center for raingarden installation and improvement of their storm-water management. Community Medical Center partnered with the American Littoral Society to ensure that their project would reduce contamination from

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TOMS RIVER – Rabbi Moshe Gourarie has resumed his “Tanya on Tuesday” class, each Tuesday at noon at the Chabad Jewish Center, 2001 Church Rd. The Tanya is the original book of Chabad philosophy, it delves into the relationship with God, the soul, and helps persons understand their personal inner struggles, and how to overcome them. The class is free. For more information or to register, visit or call 732-349-4199.

Elks Host Breakfast With Santa

TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Elks 1875 will host a breakfast with Santa on December 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at their lodge, 600 Washington St. The cost is $8 per adult and $5 per child, ages 5 to 11. Children ages 4 and younger enter free. The breakfast includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, orange and apple juices, coffee and tea. The proceeds will benefit the Toms River Fire Company No. 2.

Boy Scouts Host Breakfast With Santa

TOMS RIVER – Boy Scout Troop 175 will host a breakfast with Santa at the East Dover FirstAid, Garfield Avenue, on December 10. Doors open at 8 a.m. The cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 3 to 11. Children ages 2 and younger enter free. Parents should bring cameras to take pictures of their children with Santa.

Christmas Gift Shop

SEASIDE PARK – The Triboro First Aid Squad will hold a Christmas Gift Shop at the Squad house at 61 J St. from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on December 3. Call 732-830-3236 or visit tri-borofirstaid. com for more information.

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Surviving And Thriving With Diabetes

TOMS RIVER – A diabetes diagnosis can lead to confusion, frustration and health risks. The Center for Diabetes Education at Community Medical Center, an affiliate of RWJBarnabas Health, offers the Diabetes Self-Management Series to help patients become knowledgeable of the disease and learn tips to manage it, so they can live a healthy and full life. The four-part Diabetes Self-Management Series is led by Diabetes Educator Karen Hodge, RD, MS, CDE who works with attendees to create a health care plan. Attendees will learn about the basics of diabetes and the benefits of exercise

as well as how to build a meal plan, track blood sugar levels, identify key nutrients and food groups, what to do when dining out and more. Classes are two hours and run once a week for four weeks. Monday classes begin December 5 and run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The classes are held at 67 Route 37, Riverwood Building 1 in Toms River. The service is billed to the patient’s insurance. All participants must have a doctor’s prescription with a diagnosis code. For more information, or to sign up for an appointment, call 732-3495757.

Holiday Shopping Babysitting

TOMS RIVER – Holiday shopping babysitting will be available on December 3 and 10 from 5 to 9 p.m. both days at From A Dancer’s Pointe, 1311 Route 37 West, in the Orchard Plaza. The cost is $15 per child and includes pizza and drink for dinner.

Elf Norrie and her crew will watch the children while parents shop. The children will watch a holiday movie and dance around. Space is limited. Only children ages 3 and older who are potty trained will be permitted. Payment is expected at the time of reservation. To reserve a spot, call 732-286-2002.

Breakfast With Santa

MANCHESTER – Manchester Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 is hosting a breakfast with Santa on December 17 from 8 to 11 a.m. at 545 Commonwealth Blvd. in Toms River. Tickets are $3 for children 12 and younger,

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Chairman of the HMFABoard. “We understand that New Jersey families still continue to face difficult economic realities, and we want to help them keep their homes as they deal with these hardships.” The HomeKeeper Program offers qualified homeowners up to $48,000 in financial assistance to cover mortgage arrearages and/or monthly mortgage payments (including principal, interest, taxes and insurance) for up to 12 months. The assistance is in the form of a 0 percent interest rate, second mortgage loan, and is only repayable should the homeowner sell, refinance, transfer or cease to occupy the property within 10 years from the date of the HomeKeeper assistance loan. The HomeKeeper loan is tailored to assist homeowners who, through no fault of their own, are financially unable to make their mortgage payments and are in danger of losing their homes to foreclosure. Qualifying circumstances include involuntary financial hardship that caused or will cause a homeowner to fall behind on mortgage payments including loss of employment income or a reduction in household income due to underemployment or other demonstrated hardships including medical, divorce, disability or death. The HomeKeeper Program is administered by the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage FinanceAgency (HMFA), a DCA affiliate, with funding from the U.S. Treasury Department’s HHF, a federal initiative that provided funds to 18 states and the District of Columbia hardest hit by the economic downturn. “For the homeowners who qualify, the HomeKeeper Program will allow them to focus on improving their financial situation so that they can resume making payments on their own,” said HMFA Executive Director Anthony Marchetta. A link to the HomeKeeper online application is now available at All applicants will be required to apply online. Once the online application is completed, eligible applicants will be assigned a housing counselor, free of charge, who will guide them through the process. The other foreclosure initiative administered by the HMFA for at-risk homeowners is the New Jersey HomeSaver program that offers eligible New Jersey homeowners up to $50,000 in financial assistance to help bring their household monthly payment to an affordable level by using HHF funds to facilitate a refinance, recast, or permanent modification of the first mortgage loan. A link to the HomeSaver online application is also available at njhousing. gov/foreclosure. The HMFA was created by the New Jersey State Legislature in 1983 to advocate for the production and financing of homeownership and rental housing that is affordable to lower income residents of the State of New Jersey. As part of its mission, the HMFA provides a variety of fixed interest rate mortgages and down payment and closing cost assistance programs to assist homebuyers and homeowners. Dedicated to increasing the availability of and accessibility to safe, decent and affordable housing to families across New Jersey, the HMFA provides funding for traditional affordable housing developments that serve New Jersey’s neediest families as well as first-time homebuyers, senior citizens, and/ or the disabled in special needs communities. In every situation HMFA is committed to make quality housing available at costs that are affordable to New Jersey residents. For information on other HMFA foreclosure prevention programs, as well as all other HMFA services, log on to

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Community Medical Center Presents Diabetes Support Groups

TOMS RIVER – To help people of all ages living with diabetes who are looking to make smart decisions as the holidays approach, The Center for Diabetes at Community Medical Center, an affiliate of RWJBarnabas Health, offers holiday-themed support groups to focus on staying alert and healthy in between the pumpkin pie and carols. Led by Kathy Siciliano, RN, CDE, both the Monthly Diabetes Support Group and Insulin Support Group are free, open to the public and provide newcomers and returning attendees with new, useful information. November’s support group focus is “How



Can I Enjoy Thanksgiving?” while attendees in December will be “Figuring Out Carbs for Holiday Foods.” Siciliano will present helpful information on navigating holiday dinner tables, and attendees are encouraged to share their own advice and stories. The monthly diabetes support group meets December 19 at 1:30 p.m. The Insulin Pump Support Group meets December 20 at 7 p.m. All groups meet at The Center for Diabetes at Community Medical Center, located on the third floor of Riverwood Plaza 1 at 67 Route 37 West in Toms River. For more information, call 732-349-5757 or email









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BERKELEY – The next meeting of Silver/ Holiday VFW Post 10185 will be held on December 15 at 1 p.m. at Silver Ridge Park West Clubhouse, 145 Westbrook Drive. Anyone who wants to attend and needs a ride or wants more information, call Com-

mander Gerald La Rocque at 732-503-1875. On December 7, the commander and other members and their wives will hold a Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day at the clubhouse. All veterans organizations and the public are invited to attend.

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$10,000 Awarded To Society For The Prevention Of Teen Suicide By OceanFirst Foundation

FREEHOLD – The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide has been awarded $10,000 for the Monmouth and Ocean County Suicide Prevention and Intervention Training Program by OceanFirst Foundation of Toms River. The grant will provide funds to help increase the capacity of Monmouth and Ocean County high schools to implement suicide prevention education, help students at risk for suicide, and respond effectively to suicide attempts and deaths through a comprehensive suicide-awareness, prevention, and responsiveness program to help save the lives of at-risk teens. Each year 42,773 Americans die by suicide – a rate of 13.4 per 100,000 which is equal to 117 suicides every day or one every 12 minutes. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death for all Americans, and the 2nd leading cause of death for you age 10 to 24. Unfortunately, over the past ten years of available data, the number of youth age 10 to 24 taking their own lives nationally has increased by 20 percent. In New Jersey, suicide is the third leading cause of death for ages 15 to 24. Suicide is a significant public health concern in Monmouth and Ocean counties and nationally. Suicide is preventable. Experts report that 7 in 10 people exhibit warning signs in the weeks, days or hours

prior to taking their life. Lifelines empowers communities with a sustainable model and has been successfully implemented in New Jersey as well as across the country. It is necessary to educate the administration, faculty and staff, students and parents in our local schools to prevent teen suicide. The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide was founded in 2005 by two Monmouth County fathers, who each experience the devastating loss of a teenage child by suicide. SPTS firmly believes that accessible, quality education and public awareness about teen suicide can save young lives. The core values that define SPTS and its founding board are passionate commitment to the value of life, belief in the effectiveness of evidence based suicide prevention strategies, dedication to removing public stigma about suicide and conviction that accurate information and education about suicide can save lives. The mission of SPTS is to reduce the number of youth suicides and attempted suicides by encouraging public awareness through the development and promotion of educational training programs. SPTS offers a variety of resources on its website that can be downloaded and duplicated at no cost. For more information, visit



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Custom home w/ 5 BRs, 4.5 PERFECTION ON THE RIVER BAs, grand 2 story foyer, custom decorated. Custom wood railings, hdwd in-laid floors and sunken GR w/ 2 story stone frpl. Custom kitchen has a Sub-Zero refrigerator, Thermador double dual fuel range and food warmer. Private guest quarters w/ bath. Impressive Master suite, MBA w/ 12 head shower, steam shower and sauna. Full finished bsmt, Control 4 Smart Home, custom gunite heated Blue Haven pool, granite paver patio, gas fired fire pit. $1,100,000. #21631476 Call Lisa Lombardi Bergstrom 732-244-4900

MANCHESTER MANY EXTRAS 3 BR, 2.5 BA, meticulously maintained Cape features a formal DR, LR, with a fabulous wood burning fireplace, eat in kitchen with loads of counter space, Master bedroom featuring vaulted ceilings, Master bath and a walk in closet. Two additional nice sized bedrooms with a Jack & Jill bath, fenced yard, sprinklers, C/A, gas heat, wood floors, crown molding in the living room and a chair rail in the dining room. Come and see all the extras this house has to offer. $288,500. #21627676 Call Tina Orth 732-244-4900 SEASIDE PARK


3 story charmer with outstanding views of the Barnegat Bay. The first floor rehabed after Sandy, 3rd floor full attic could be 2 more bedrooms, 2 baths and a 2 car garage. Breathtaking sunsets and 2 blocks to the Ocean! $849,900. #21632700 Call John Brown 732-244-4900

TOMS RIVER MAJESTIC CUSTOM BUILDER’S COLONIAL NORTH DOVER Private 1.3 acre lot, w/ 4 car garage (2 car detached). Open floor plan, updated custom kitchen, Wolf stovetop/oven, granite counters, Sub-zero refrigerator, center island. Classically elegant home w/ sunken LR, FR, gas frpl, finished bsmt w/ extra room. Additional partial kitchen in garage. Beautifully landscaped, fenced in yard, private backyard with heated IG pool. $650,000. #21631283 Call Diane DellaRocca 732-244-4900

TOMS RIVER TRANQUIL ON 2.25 ACRES NORTH DOVER Nestled in the woods this 4 BR, 2.5 BA home is set back from the road and offers a large amount of privacy. Custom built French Colonial boasts an array of amenities, gourmet kitchen, sunken LR and FR, dramatic bridal staircase, 2-story foyer. All custom solid oak staircase, panel doors, moldings, & casings on doors, many upgrades. Park-like grounds featuring in-ground pool. $599,000. #21639174 Call Isaac Nussbaum 732-244-4900

TOMS RIVER IMMACULATE COLONIAL NORTH DOVER 4 BR, 2.5 BA, 2 car garage has had one owner. Many upgrades include a Master bedroom that is 18 x 13 with a walk in closet and 2 additional closets. Huge finished basement, fireplace in den, special 130 gallon hot water heater and a 6 zone sprinkler on well. Professionally landscaped on a dead end street and a Timbertex, 16 x 27 rear party deck. $439,900. #21625612 Call Mark Kotzas 732-244-4900

4 BR, 1.5 BA home with full CHARMING COASTAL COLONIAL bsmt features hdwd fl oors in LR and DRs. A cozy half bath and great size laundry room is on the fi rst fl oor, kitchen updates include SS refrigerator, SS gas range and Corian countertops. Completely updated full BA. Effi ciency at its best featuring newer windows, roof and Solar City panels, electrical service, high effi ciency Carrier HVAC and Rehm water heater means low utility bills. Nestled on a quiet street this home sits on a large lot with a fenced in backyard, deck and patio. Great for gardening and entertaining. $299,000. #21640787 Call Melissa Lotano 732-244-4900






Charming and well maintained 3 BR, 2.5 BAs, Ranch is located on a large corner lot. Kitchen and dining room with wood burning fireplace gives relaxing country feel. A full bath off Master bedroom, separate laundry room leading to a large 2 car garage. Take note of the detail in the living room doors. Home was recently converted to gas heat, electric baseboard heat is still in place and functional. $235,000. #21643651 Call Robert Cox 732-244-4900.



Offers open 2-story foyer, large DR, bamboo hdwd floors, sunken GR and private entrance to office above the garage. 1st fl oor boasts of large MBR w/ expansive sitting room and MBA complete w/ 2 sinks and Jacuzzi tub. Newer kitchen, 2 story FR w/ woodburning frpl opens onto the Epay deck which overlooks the private professionally landscaped private back yard w/ IG pool and numerous fruit trees. $895,000. #21630018 Call Isaac Nussbaum 732-244-4900



This completely redone, expanded, Ranch style home sits on a prestigious 1.47 acres. A fenced property featuring 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, large dining/living room, fully remodeled gourmet kitchen with Granite countertops and a large center island. Hardwood floors and decorative moldings throughout the home, full finished basement offers a large bedroom and play area. Outdoors, enjoy a private park like yard with an oversized IG pool. $479,900. #21642470 Call Isaac Nussbaum 732-244-4900

TOMS RIVER This home is located in the GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO OWN sought after neighborhood of Silver Ridge Estates. Featuring 4 BRs, 2.5 BAs, a one car garage and 2,400 plus SF of space. Corian kitchen countertops and Oakwood floors under the carpets, 40 foot paver walkway, including a 16 x 16 patio area for entertaining and a large in ground pool surrounded by pavers. A spacious home with numerous possibilities, such as a Mother / Daughter. $274,900. #21642634 Call Mark Nater 732-244-4900. TOMS RIVER


SPACIOUS CAPE 4 BR, 2 BA home is situated on a one acre property in a much sought after neighborhood in North Dover. Featuring hardwood on the 1st floor and a full walk out basement, with 2 bedrooms downstairs and two upstairs, dining room and an office / den on the first floor. A backyard patio and fenced yard swing – set it sure does complete the home. There are newer, 2010, windows, roof, gutters and front door. $269,000. #21626890 Call Isaac Nussbaum 732-244-4900

4 BR, 2 BA, 1 car garage home features a large EIK, LR, and laundry room. New carpeting, newer Timberline roof, vinyl and brick siding, Anderson windows, clear stained trim and stairs, rear deck, 2 zone heat, new furnace, hot water heater and 4 ceiling fans. $267,000. #21640120 Call JoAnn Veneziano 732-244-4900.

2 BR, 2 BA Ranch is located in the heart. Bright and open living room, formal dining room, large Master bedroom with 2 walk in closets and Master bath with a shower. Hardwood floors throughout, full basement with additional access through Bilco doors, and a huge backyard. The furniture is negotiable. $244,900. #21604559 Call Robert Cox 732-244-4900

WALL CLASSIC MANASQUAN PARK RANCH 3 bedroom, 1.5 BA, 1 car garage home features a formal living room, dining room, family room with a fireplace, great workable kitchen, a basement, 2 level deck and a large backyard. It is close to shopping and beaches. It also has easy access to major roads. Commuters delight! $514,000. #21636591 Call Tina Orth 732-244-4900.

MANCHESTER ADULT COMMUNITY RENAISSANCE 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 2car garage Siena model features a sunroom, a spacious open floor plan, living room-dining room combo, eat in kitchen, which is open to the family room and a fireplace. Master bedroom features a Master bath with loads of closet space. Move right in! $279,900. #21633290 Call Tina Orth 732-244-4900

WHITING CRESTWOOD VILLAGE 6 ADULT COMMUNITY Hallmark model w/ 2 BR, 2.5 BA, 2 car garage home is the one you have been waiting for ! Spacious fl oor plan, eat in kitchen, formal dining room, family room, sunroom and a private backyard. The Master bedroom has a master bath and there is loads of closet space. Home is close to the Clubhouse. $149,900. #21625048 Call Tina Orth 732-244-4900



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PLEASE STOP IN OUR TOMS RIVER WEST OFFICE: 168 ROUTE 37 WEST, TOMS RIVER, NJ 08755 • 732-244-2200 CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SELLING AGENT FOR OCTOBER, 2016 JOSEPH ZAVATSKY BAYVILLE DON’T RENT, BUY! 2 yrs young Colonial home. Outstanding 3 bedroom or use the finished part of the basement as a 4th BR, 2.5 BA, 2 car garage. Many upgrades such as true stone fireplace, upgraded 6’ shower with heavy glass, marble counter tops and double sink in master bath. S/S appl. pkg., c/a, gas heat, freshly painted throughout. Large deck & professional landscaping as well. $339,000. #21635813 Call Linda Adamson 732-244-2200 JACKSON


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Updated raised Ranch located in “Windsor Park” section of Toms River-featuring 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1 car garage w/GDO. Home has recently been elevated. Includes C/A, gas heat, ceiling fans, washer/dryer, refrigerator, water softener and window treatments. Move in ready. $239,000. #21629343 Call Alan Krohn 732-244-2200 BERKELEY TWP. SILVERIDGE PARK WEST

BRICK A beautiful Contemporary BEAUTIFUL CONTEMPORARY 3-4 bedroom home on a large fenced lot. Featuring an open floor plan in the living room and dining room with an open staircase to the second floor loft. Hardwood floors in living room & dining room. Office can be used as 4th bedroom. Fantastic updated EIK opens to a large Trex deck. Also has 2 car garage, shed for storage and 2 attics. $300,000. #21634241 Call MaryEllen Patichio 732-244-2200 MANCHESTER


Enjoy casual living in much desired Astor II with loft. Washer/dryer 2 yrs old, 3.5 ton Carrier C/A, spiral staircase to loft. $157,500. # 2162 3372 Call Pete Tedesco 732-244-2200 TOMS RIVER



Yo rk s hir e m o d el 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, LR/DR combo, 1 car garage, enclosed sun room. Corner property, roof is 3 yrs. old, new water heater, newer windows, newer c/a, full appl. pkg. $165,000. #21637204 Call Jim O’Kelly 732-244-2200 WHITING ADULT COMMUNITY CRESTWOOD VILLAGE 4 This popular 1558 sq. ft. Lexington model is close enough to the club house that you can walk and be there in 5 minutes. It features 2 large bedrooms, 2 full baths,, LR/DR combo, EIK, laundry room, a screened room and 1 car attached garage. There is laminate flooring in the LR, DR and hallway. Sprinkler system for the lawn and an auto garage door opener. $69,900. #21633724 Call Joe Zavatsky 732-244-2200



Yorkshire model featuring 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, LR/ DR combo. Newer kitchen with maple cabinets w/under mounted lighting, laminate flooring, full appl. pkg. Hardwood flooring in main area. You will love the 2 different dens. Ceramic floor in bonus room along with French doors. Vinyl siding, custom replacement windows, decorative front door. Fully landscaped lot with private yard.. Built in storage closets in garage. $182,000. #21640445 Call Elaine MacPhee 732-244-2200



JUST LISTED!!! Laguna model. Handicap access including a custom ramp to the front entry, hand rails and support rails. 2/3 bedroom, 2 full bath, LR/DR combo, den, 1 car garage this home is a winner with a little TLC. Security system, c/a, gas heat, sprinkler system. $119,900. #21642955 Call Joseph Zavatsky 732-244-2200 WHITING CRESTWOOD VILLAGE 4


JUST LISTED!!! Stratford model. This 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, laundry room home is in move in condition!! It also has many updates and improvements. The front den is a nice room to relax, the kitchen has a full appl. pkg. including a garbage disposal. $62,900. #21643500 Call Joseph Zavatsky 732-244-2200.




Ocean side lot-direct beach access-newer homes throughout this street. Property backs up to over y acres of Green Acres land. Build your home with reverse living and have beach/ocean views. Amazing opportunity. $359,900. #21631917 Call Jeanette Calao 732-244-2200 BERKELEY TWP. H.C. SOUTH


JUST LISTED!!! Spacious Dawn Meadow model. Featuring 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, LR, DR, den, 1 car garage. C/A, gas heat, ceiling fans, wa sher / dr yer, laundry room, patio. $174,900. #21641882 Call Daiana DeGennaro 732-244-2200 WHITING CRESTWOOD VILLAGE 5


Cortland model w/ vinyl siding, Timberline roof. It has 2 bedrooms, LR/DR combo, EIK, 1 bath, laundry room, screened porch and 1 car attached garage. Includes c/a, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer, GDO. $79,900. #21633920 Call Joseph Zavatsky 732-244-2200 WHITING ADULT COMMUNITY CRESTWOOD VILLAGE 4 This Mansfield model is in move in condition and p ric ed to s ell quickly. Some updates include: newer vinyl replacement windows, newer carpeting in the great room and a custom walk in shower. The property backs up to the animal preservation. Featuring 1 BR, 1 BA. $31,900. #21639913 Call Joseph Zavatsky 732-244-2200



Almost 1400 sq. ft. Ranch-large 10,000 sq. ft. lot. Timberline roof, newer gas furnace, newer water heater. Fully fenced yard. Attic & crawl space newly insulated. Great potential with 4 bedrooms, 1 bath. Storage shed, AC units, blinds/shades included. $224,000. #21639544 Call Jeanette Calao 732-244-2200.

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People have killed themselves over this condition but unfortunately, to the regular person, it is nothing more than a word until it’s experienced firsthand. Since it’s impossible to see, many of you have been dismissed as hypochondriacs. Akathisias create a feeling of internal restlessness as if your limbs are vibrating or like bugs are crawling on you. The ‘motor restlessness makes you want to jump out of your skin. While it hasn’t happened to me, I’ve studied akathisias for a long time. My interest fi rst peaked when I saw patients in my nursing homes attempting to describe the symptoms with tears in their eyes. People with Parkinson’s disease almost always develop akathisias, as well as those with Resteless Legs Syndrome (RLS), but it can happen to anyone. Knowing the cause might ultimately be your cure because for example, if your akathisias are related to your antidepressant, or nausea medicine, you just have to switch medications and wait. Keep in mind any medication that blocks your dopamine receptors can cause uncomfortable (okay, horrible!) symptoms such as akathisias. Those of you who have the courage to withdraw from heroin, cocaine, alcohol, benzodiazepines or opiate analgesics will almost always experience some degree of akathisias but these are thankfully just temporary. Keep reading, but if you don’t fi nd a solution, go to and sign up for my newsletter because I have a detailed article which I will email to you. Generally speaking, treatment strategies for akathisias include anticholinergic medications, dopamine agonists, drugs that are “GABA-ergic”

in nature, beta-blockers, benzodiazepines, and serotonin antagonists. Now, let’s hack your akathisias: Percussion or vibrating devices: These are sold online at Amazon or Brookstone and other retailers and having one of these to apply to your forearms or legs can be extremely helpful. They work instantly to soothe your muscles and distract you from the awful sensations. Remember, there are more treatment choices, and dosing guidelines in the extended version of this article at my website. Clozapine: this prescription pill is in the category of “Antipsychotic” medications and among other activities in the body, this drug seems to help Parkinson-induced akathisias. Clonidine 0.1mg tablet: Catapres is the brand name of this prescription which helps for withdrawal symptoms, including akathisias. Your limbs might feel like they have heavy bricks in them. Diphenhydramine: Generic to Benadryl this antihistamine might help a teeny bit, but it has a strong ‘drying’ effect on your body, and can make you feel woozy. Vitamin B6: Back in 2004, there was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study published in The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. This study demonstrated that B6 could be useful for akathisias. Lemon balm: This can be helpful in alcohol or opiate withdrawal cases, it relaxes the body and can help with sleep, it i s c on sid e r e d GA BA- e rg ic me a n i ng it r aises GA BA levels nat u r ally. Eat something: It’s strange but it works. If you get up in the middle of the night and go eat something, the akathisias will often retreat.

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TOMS RIVER – The Feast of Hope – Taste of the Jersey Shore, Sixth Annual Chef’s Night, was held on October 17 at the Woodlake Country Club in Lakewood. Over 20 area restaurants, bist ros, bakeries, ice cream shoppes, and catering services prepared their f inest creations. Guests were treated to sam-

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community and wanted to meet that need. The HOPE Center is a nondenominational, faith-based, 501c3 non-profit organization which assists those in need in the Ocean County area since it opened its doors in 2008. Now, eight years later, their daily hope is to do all they can for each and every guest who walks through their doors. Their

g ue st s a re welcome d w it h wa r mt h and kindness, are listened to with understanding and compassion, and are offered assistance and advocacy with care and dignity. Within a nu r t u r ing place of hope and faith, their mission is to empower individuals and families in need by providing them with mentoring and tools; helping them to become more independent. Their knowledgeable and extremely dedicated staff and volunteers provide resources, counseling, advocacy, coordinating services with partner agencies, food, grocery store gift cards, emergency shelter, utility assist a nce, housi ng assist a nce, gas vouchers, school supplies, coats, toys, and so much more to those experiencing a current life crisis. The HOPE Center is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Pant r y, which was recently expanded and converted to “client choice,” is open on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The Center is located in The House of Hope at 253 Chestnut St. in Toms River. For additional information or to volunteer, please 732-341-4447.



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Big Brothers Big Sisters Receive Award

TOMS RIVER – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County has been awarded $17,000.00 for a Site Based Mentoring Program at Dottie’s House by the OceanFirst Foundation of Toms River. The grant will provide funds to hire a part time site based case manager for the 32 children referred for mentoring services at Dottie’s House and will benefit the children and families, in need of services. Children that have been exposed to domestic violence some of our most sensitive and vulnerable children. T he case manager would conduct orientation, intakes and back ground check s on all mentors a nd prov ide training. Once a compatible mentor is found for the child, the case manager will conduct a match meeting, develop individualized goals for the child, coordinate scheduling of weekly sessions

and provide supervision of the match to ensure goals are being met as well as the needs of the child. CEO-Sue Sedivec stated, “Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County is so fortunate to have the support of the OceanFirst Foundation, their support of $202,000 over the years has enabled the agency to continue to strive to meet the ever growing needs of the children in Ocean County. We are looking forward to staring this much needed program at Dottie’s House, by putting a positive role model into the children’s lives to guide them and support them; we hope to end the cycle of domestic violence. The children will be meeting weekly with their mentor, a mentor who will afford them the necessary tools to make good decisions, learn to trust and work on improving their self-esteem.”

Habitat For Humanity Guatemala Trip

TOMS RIVER – Northern Ocean Habitat will go to Guatemala on February 11 through 19 to build and repair homes. Guatemala is its Habitat “tithe” partner; they’ve helped fund 28 simple, decent homes for Guatemalan families in the past 15 years. The group will be going to San Lucas, on the shores of Lake Atitlan in the Guatemalan highlands. The cost is $1,680 plus air fare. Registra-

tion is due by December 1 and payment is due December 20. The trip leader, Duane Hershberger, will provide more info via email about currency exchange, packing list, itinerary, safety, transportation, lodging, food, etc. a few weeks before the trip. Fo r mo r e i n fo r m a t io n , c o n tact Hershberger at 484-368-4800 or

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32 Summer coolers, for short 33 What winds do 35 Like Easter eggs 36 Emailed 37 Texter’s “From a different angle ...” 38 Spanish rice dishes 39 Gary’s home 40 Hocking 43 Answered a help-wanted ad, say 44 Whence Rossini’s barber 45 Spilled the beans 47 Dalloway’s title 48 Most judicious 49 Virg. neighbor 51 German cars 52 Actor Cary 56 Latina lass: Abbr. 58 Peace, in Acapulco 59 Be indebted to 60 High-speed www option







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OCEAN COUNTY – The following is a partial listing of tree lighting ceremonies around Ocean County. Barnegat Township: December 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the firehouse on Birdsall Street. Beachwood: December 4 at 7 p.m. at the municipal complex. Berkeley: December 3 at 4 p.m. at Veterans Park, 489 Forest Hills Parkway in Bayville. Brick: December 5 at 5:30 p.m. at the municipal building, 401 Chambers Bridge Rd. Eagleswood: December 4 at 6:30 p.m. at West Creek United Methodist Church, 189 Church St. Harvey Cedars: Does not have a tree lighting ceremony. Island Heights: December 4, time TBD but usually 6 p.m. at Memorial Field.

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BEACHWOOD – The Safe Harbor Outreach Center is located at 600 Atlantic City Blvd. (Route 9). Along with a food pantry, it hosts several support and recovery groups. These groups include help for the separated and divorced (Divorce Care), for those grieving a death (Grief Share) and for people struggling with all types of addictions and compulsions (Checkpoint). Narcotics Anonymous is a welcome addition at the center, and meets at the center three afternoons a week. Being a ministry of Shore Vineyard Church in Beachwood, the center is run solely on donations. Therefore all services are provided free of charge. For more information on any of these services, stop by or call 732-244-3888.

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MONMOUTH/OCEAN COUNTY – Support the The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean and their holiday meal appeal. Help a local family by making a monetary donation. Every $1 provides three meals, or volunteers can donate frozen turkeys, chickens, stuffing, canned vegetables, or mixed fruit at either of the FoodBank locations at 3300 Route 66 in Neptune or 1769 Hooper Ave. in Toms River. For more drop-off locations or to donate online, visit

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TOMS RIVER – The WREP Players will present “Holiday Broadcast 28,” a Golden Age of radio show reenactments, on December 18 at 2 p.m. at the Main Branch of the Ocean County Library, Mancini Hall. Admission is free. The Toms River Library is located at 101 Washington St.

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Tree Lightings In Ocean County

Lacey: December 4 at Town Hall. After the Christmas parade, which starts at 3 p.m. at Lacey United Methodist Church, Santa will light the Christmas trees at town hall. Lakehurst: December 9 at 7 p.m. at the Community Center, 207 Center St. Little Egg Harbor: December 10 at 5 p.m. at the Little Egg Harbor Commu-

nity Center, 319 West Calabreeze Way. Manchester: December 9 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 1 Colonial Drive. Mantoloking: December 11 at 4 p.m. at the William Heckman Public Works Building Parking Lot. Refreshments will be served. Santa will be making a visit. Pine Beach: December 4 at 4:30 p.m.

at the municipal building, 599 Pennsylvania Ave. Plumsted: December 3 at 6 p.m. at the municipal building. Seaside Heights: December 3, TBD but likely 6 p.m. at Borough Hall, 901 Boulevard. Seaside Park: December 4 at 5 p.m. at the Police Station Lawn.

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mentioning the people that did vote for them, but did so holding their nose and reluctantly doing it. Moreover, this is also leaving out the LARGE portion of Americans who didn’t vote and weren’t represented either. So I would speculate that there is a significant percentage of people who did not want these political selections. I call them selections because neither of them was ideologically the “country’s” candidates. Trump wasn’t “our” candidate and neither was Hillary for many people. Ber nie suppor ters understand this completely; they know that they were cheated out of thei r voices simply because the Democrat Pa r t y values super opi n ions (super delegates) more than their voter bases opinions. The same thing happened to me when I supported Ron Paul in 2012. Rather than having super delegates whose opinion matters more, Dr. Paul and his supporters were marginalized and alienated by every outlet that the Republican Party had control of and he was effectively labeled crazy and weak. Those alienated voters, the 53 percent of us, are looking for a voice, and I believe that it is in third parties. This election has been the most successful turnout for 3rd party voters in recent history. The number of these marginalized voters and

The Toms River Times, December 3, 2016, Page 31 opinions is growing and will continue to grow especially after this disheartening election cycle. I strongly encourage all of you, who feel left out and think the system doesn’t represent you anymore, to consider joining and supporting 3rd parties and their candidates. As I get older, I trust people, major parties and government less and less. I think we all should take the emotions we feel in this election, and put it towards being critical of our leaders. Watch them, question them, scrutinize them and even give them credit where it is due. However, don’t let them think they earned your loyalty when they get one thing right. Loyalty doesn’t exist in politics. Loyalty exists only for oneself, especially when the temptation is power. Don’t let them have power for long, and don’t trust them to use it for good. Sitting on the sidelines has gotten us here, where only half of eligible voters actually vote and it’s enough for the political elite to justify to themselves to do as they please. Don’t let anything slide or go unnoticed. As John F. Kennedy once said, “An error doesn’t become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.” And in response, “When we make a mistake, it is the obligation of the people through their representatives to correct the mistake, not continue the mistake.” Dr. Ron Paul. Victor Gagliano Howell

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Business Profile I&G FARMS

Where The Stage Is Set For Holiday Magic

By Donna Frances Madej the poinsettia is berry like, During the past months located in the center of the while we were enjoying the plant and is called the bract. showcase of glorious sea- I&G’s poinsettias are grown sonal fruits, vegetables and right here in greenhouses vegetation presented to us by beginning in July, are breathI&G Farms at their family farm taking and will surpass your market, behind the scenes ac- expectations. As far as the tivity continued. Twenty-thou- trees…who knows how long sand mums, countless num- ago they were cut down? Here, ber of cornstalks, pumpkins beautiful, healthy, fresh cut and lots of straw later, the Frazer Fur Christmas trees leaves fall and we’ve been are brought in direct from the anxiously waiting for the in- mountains of North Carolina. termission to end… Irene Johnston refers to the Act three and the wait is staff that assists her throughover! If you’re not already out the year and helps create a fan of the “growers for all the holiday merchandise as seasons,” now is the time to “the most incredible, gifted stop by 150 Whitesville Road, designers that you’d ever want Jackson, for your holiday to see.” They offer pre-made decorating and floral needs. and custom made items and This year, Santa will take lovingly craft their creations time out of his busy schedule in the market, which has and make an appearance on magically been transformed Saturday, December 3rd from into a decorating center. Bins 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, of embellishments and a large December 4th from 11 a.m. to variety of ribbon enable you to 3 p.m. He’ll be surrounded personalize your choice and by some of I&G’s beautiful help create something very poinsettias (more about them special. Bows are available, later) creating the perfect pre or handmade, and add setting for photos that will be the perfect touch to many available for purchase. Pets creations. Theme wreaths are welcome. are popular and if you have Thanks to I&G Farms, there’s items you’d like to incorporate, no need to settle for “typi- including lights, you’re more cal” wreaths, swags, sprays, than welcome to bring them garland or grave blankets. in. I&G Farms have provided And don’t even think about wreaths for area businesses purchasing your poinsettias and always deliver upscale, at a big box or grocery store meticulously crafted creations. and your Christmas tree on a Ideally, a week is requested corner or in a parking lot. Of- for custom orders but the staff ten when you buy a poinsettia has been known to deliver in from somewhere other than less time. a grower, there’s actually no “With our custom wreaths, flower left, only colored leaves, people usually request them due to it not being treated cor- large; 24, 36, 48 inches. rectly in transit. The flower of That’s an inside dimension,

so you have to double that,” Irene explains. “Sometimes they want smaller ones to match and we’ll do that too.” A back room that’s refrigerated, ice, moisture and a cover on them helps Irene preserve the wreaths and keep them looking their finest. “I usually get them the week before we open because we need time to start making them and decorating them to get them outside for people to buy. She advises that fresh wreaths be displayed outside, not inside and warns that heat, especially fireplaces, are a major reason for needles to dry out and fall off. Spraying them with water will keep them moist and increase their longevity once you bring it home. Premium fresh balsam greens from Nova Scotia, Canada is used for some wreaths, grave blankets and sprays. Various greens from the farm are cut and incorporated into the designs to add color, giving them a different look. Wreaths and blankets can be made from Blue Spruce, but these items are special order since although beautiful, the real hard needles cause pain to fingers working with them. Irene and her staff also make their own picks (used in their creative process) and once again need to take precaution to prevent finger injury. “They’re sharp, and when you push them through the wreaths you have to tape your fingers up to protect them from getting poked, which

hurt,” Irene exclaims. “Once I forgot about it (wrapped fingers) and went to a store to get something and the lady said, “Oh you poor thing!” Back to the poinsettias! They’re named after Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first U.S. Minister to Mexico, who brought them back to the U.S., started to cultivate them and turned them into what they are today. At I&G Farms, you’ll find the traditional red, white and pink colored poinsettias but also Novelties, which are unusual hues and combinations; mauve and peach; marbled and speckled. Names include Picasso, reds and pinks with what looks like a marbled effect and Monet, an abstract with different colors. Pot sizes range from 4 1/2 to 14 inches, the largest having 30-35 flowers. They come with a really nice decorative pot cover and if desired, can be adorned with branches and greens. A Christmassy combo of red and white plants is also very popular. Remember that poinsettias should not be subjected to a temperature below 55 degrees and since they like a dryer condition, should not be overwatered. When a poinsettia gets overwatered it droops, causing people to think that it needs more water. According to Irene, “I always tell people to pick up the pot and feel the weight. When it’s heavy, don’t water it. When it’s light, water it.” A Christmas tree purchased from I&G Farms will surely enhance your holiday celebration and decor. Ranging

in height from 6-9 feet, Irene considers the Frazer Fur the Cadillac of trees as it holds its needles longer than other types of trees. She deals with a smaller grower, who cuts trees later, resulting in a fresher tree when they arrive at I&G Farms. After purchasing, if the tree will be put up immediately, an additional cut will be made to the stump so that it will take in water, then wrapped and tied onto your vehicle. If it’s not going up right away, it should be kept in water in a cool place and the stump cut when it’s ready to be put up. Irene assures us that the first time you put the tree up after its cut; it will drink a large amount of water. It’s crucial that its receptacle be checked daily and water be replenished as needed.

Contact I&G Farms at 732364-0308, or iandgfarms@ and like them on Facebook; IGFarms. I&G Farms will be open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Christmas Eve. At the close of business and as the lights dim, a stillness and quietness will envelop I&G Farms until spring. Although I&G will not “officially” reopen until then, Irene says that they’re “always here, growing all the spring flowers, always checking the phones if people need to call for anything, advice about a plant or what to do. I’ll always be there.” Undoubtedly getting ready to return on cue for I&G Farms next major production and endless encores…Bravo Irene and staff. Bravo!

The Toms River Times, December 3, 2016, Page 35

Omarr’s Astrological Forecast

For the week of December 3-December 9 By Jeraldine Saunders

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Flexibility can be your most useful talent. New traditions have to start someplace and you are just the person to lead the way by being innovative and creative. Make a well thought out break with the past in the week ahead. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Put on your thinking cap. Connect the dots and you can get a clear idea of the real picture. Tasks that require uninterrupted concentration will be easy to accomplish in the week to come and help you prove your business acumen. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): The best meals are the ones that simmer on the back burner until they are fully cooked. You may have an important decision to make in the week ahead. Wait a few days to be absolutely sure you are on the right track. CANCER (June 21-July 22): If your heart is in the right place you can win the race. Some people won’t appreciate your humble nature. In the week to come Diplomatic skills can help you make headway when the boss or a friend is critical. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You can be the wise advisor when others need feedback. A formal atmosphere won’t keep your flair for the dramatic from shining through as this week unfolds. Improve relationships by talking over plans for the future. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Be happy and contented as this week unfolds. Others may suffer from a lack of ambition but you can continue progressing along a worthwhile path toward higher education, secure finances, and solid accomplishment.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Mend fences with solid wire, not flimsy packaging tape. Misunderstandings can be cleared up this week with a phone call or chat. Business contacts will be happy to put in a good word for you or could offer a promising lead. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Be generous about giving people the benefit of the doubt in the week to come. Wise decisions will keep you at the head of the pack where career and business are concerned. Put important plans into motion. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Be proud to go along with the crowd. You may be popular with the “in” crowd this week and time spent around the water cooler can be fun. You may need extra preparation before launching something new. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Focus on ways to fuel family solidarity and fairness. A few thoughtful words can do a world of good. Act as a sounding board for someone who has a personal problem in the week ahead and receive intangible rewards. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Put some energy behind your actions this week. Heart to heart talks give you a chance to make amends or accept apologies. Outdoor activities, sports, or exercise could lead to better understanding or romantic interludes. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Focus on having faith in the future. Review your dreams in the week to come. You may benefit from subconscious guidance from within. One of your close friends may be acting on your behalf without your knowledge.


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Introducing Two Of My Favorite Utility Players For Your Holiday Table By Wolfgang Puck

Baseball ended just a few weeks ago, and I can’t stop thinking about how the Chicago Cubs won their first World Series in 108 years. So why am I thinking about baseball as we approach the holiday season. The answer may be found in a term I love from America’s pastime: utility player. This refers to a team member who is good at all the positions, someone you can count on in a pinch to do just what needs to be done to help win. I think of certain recipes as utility players, too. Usually side dishes, they’re easy to make, versatile and capable of elevating any meal to success. Today, I’d like to share two of my favorites, ready to help you throughout the holidays. The first is mashed potatoes, without which many people consider a holiday table incomplete. Yet, you’d be surprised by how many people forget about them, at least almost until the last minute. Fortunately, mashed potatoes are easy to make. I like to use rich-tasting potatoes typified by the now widespread Yukon Gold, and I take care to cook them just until they’re tender enough to be pierced easily; cooked any longer, they’ll turn watery. I also briefly dry out the potatoes, which helps yield fluffier results. For the same reason, I like to puree them by pressing them through a ricer, which easily reduces the potatoes to uniform, ricelike particles into which you can smoothly incorporate butter, warm milk or cream, and seasonings. Speaking of seasonings, mashed potatoes provide a great blank canvas for creating whatever flavor profile you like. Here, I incorporate grated horseradish and some pesto sauce (buy it store-bought or use your own favorite recipe) for a fragrant, festive-looking puree; but you could also incorporate grated cheese, chopped herbs, bits of crispy bacon or anything else that sounds good or goes well with the other dishes on your table. Another holiday side I like to make is often some sort of cranberry relish. Yet, again, that dish often happens as an afterthought, with many people simply relying on something from a can. This year, though, why not consider making your own cranberry dish? As you’ll see from my simple recipe, it takes well under half an hour to produce something truly delicious. And, just like the mashed potatoes, you can easily modify it with other sweet spices, orange or lemon zest, or even a handful of other fruit like chopped apple or dried cherries. You can keep using these utility players all through the coming months. I hope they’ll help you win the game of holiday entertaining! HORSERADISH AND PESTO MASHED POTATOES Serves 6 to 8 3 pounds (1.5 g) Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled,

cut into halves or quarters Kosher salt 6 large cloves garlic, peeled 1 cup (250 mL) heavy cream Freshly grated nutmeg 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into chunks, at room temperature 2 tablespoons freshly grated horseradish or bottled prepared horseradish 2 tablespoons prepared pesto sauce, plus a little oil floating on top of the pesto Freshly ground black pepper Fresh basil sprigs, for garnish Put the potatoes in a large saucepan. Add enough cold water to cover and season with salt. Bring to a boil over high heat. Adjust the heat to maintain a gentle simmer. Add the garlic. Partially cover the pan. Cook until the potatoes are just tender enough to offer no resistance when pierced with a wooden skewer or a sharp knife tip, about 25 minutes. Drain the potatoes and garlic in a colander. Return to the same pan. Place over medium-low heat, partially cover, and leave until any excess water evaporates and the potatoes are dry, shaking the pan or stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes. Bring the cream to a simmer in a heavy small saucepan. Meanwhile, working in batches, rice the potatoes and garlic back into the same pan you cooked them in. (Or use a hand-held masher, mashing the potatoes and garlic in the pan.) Add just a hint of nutmeg to the potatoes. Place the pan over low heat. A little at a time, stir in the hot cream and the butter. Stir in horseradish and pesto to taste. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer the potatoes to a heated serving bowl and make ridges in the surface with a moistened serving spoon. Spoon up some of the bright-green oil floating on top of the pesto and drizzle over the potatoes. Garnish with basil and serve immediately. QUICK CRANBERRY RELISH Serves 4 to 6 3/4 pound (750 g) fresh whole cranberries or frozen unsweetened cranberries 1/2 cup (125 mL) light brown sugar Kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom In a heavy medium saucepan, combine the cranberries and sugar. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar softens, about 3 minutes. Cover and continue cooking until the cranberries pop and turn tender, about 10 minutes, seasoning to taste with salt. Stir in cinnamon and some cardamom to taste, cover, and cook until thick, stirring occasionally. Serve immediately or set aside to cool to room temperature, then cover and chill before serving.

(Chef Wolfgang Puck’s TV series,“Wolfgang Puck’s Cooking Class,” airs Sundays on the Food Network. Also, his latest cookbook, “Wolfgang Puck Makes It Easy,” is now available in bookstores. Write Wolfgang Puck in care of Tribune Media Services Inc., 2225 Kenmore Ave., Suite 114, Buffalo, NY 14207) © 2016 TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES, INC.

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