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–Photo by Chris Lundy The State of the Chamber breakfast featured a state tourism official discussing efforts with Southern Ocean Chamber of Commerce members. By Chris Lundy STAFFORD – A New Jersey tourism official pledged suppor t for local businesses, and informed them of state efforts to determine the status of the tourism industry. Jake Buganski, acting executive director of the state Division of Travel and Tourism, said tourism is a $43

billion industry, and he is working to have the industry taken seriously. He was speaking at the State of the Chamber 2017 breakfast at the Holiday Inn on Route 72 in Stafford. “It’s hard to find any bu si ne s s i n O c e a n County that cannot be affected by tourism,” he said. He said that Super-

storm Sandy is a “fading memory,” at least in terms of tourism, that is “not really on anybody’s mind.” Tourism is rebounding since the storm, he said, but officials needed to know where people are spending their money and if advertising is effective. To do this, the state is paying for some ser-

vices to gather information about tourism. One is a software called Arrivalist, to determine what advertising is working and what isn’t. Another is DestinationNext, which provides a marketing road map. There is also a public relations program underway where an outside company (Tourism - See Page 4)

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Lacey Discusses Budget Concerns

By Chris Lundy LACEY – The planning for how the closure of Oyster Creek Gener at i ng St at ion might impact the future township budgets was again a resident concern during a recent budget discussion before the township committee. The Township Committee discussed the Oyster Creek Generating Station and other factors of the 2017 budget at the January 26 committee meeting. Going into this budget year, Mayor Peter

Curatolo said that the status quo for Lacey is to spend responsibly and bond responsibly. He also credited the department heads for being very successful in going out for grants. A resident asked about Oyster Creek, and what the town’s plan is to replace this large ratable for when the plant is totally decommissioned. Curatolo said the decommissioning process will take at least 8 to 10 years. The tax income from that site was never going to drop to zero (Budget - See Page 5)

Little Egg Harbor Allowed To Notify Neighborhood Of Sex Offender

By Chris Lundy LITTLE EGG HARBOR – After months of not being able to legally notify people of a sex offender living in a neighborhood, police were finally able to go door to door to tell residents, officials said. The situation became public last month when Little Egg Harbor Police Chief Richard Buzby (Neighborhood - See Page 13)

Barnegat Former Police Chief Exonerated, Retires By Chris Lundy BARNEGAT – Former Police Chief Arthur Drexler, who had been suspended without pay last year, has had his status changed to a separation and retirement after a settlement reached recently. For months, residents only knew that the chief had been suspended. There was no public knowledge of why. Now, the attorney for the township was able to release a settlement agree-

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ment that describes what caused the conflict. Drexler was accused of giving himself compensatory time in a way that the township thought violated his contract. The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office was brought in. Their investigation determined that it was a disagreement between Drexler and the Township Committee on how compensatory time could be given. The prosecutor’s office saw no illegal activity in how (Police Chief - See Page 5)

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Suspect Caught In String Of Residential Burglaries

By Chris Lundy LACEY – After a string of burglaries in the Bay Way neighborhood of Lanoka Harbor, police trailed and arrested a suspect attempting to break into a Toms River home. Michael L. Dautorio, 30, of Lacey, was arrested and charged. The burglaries started on February 5, Lacey police said. Someone was burglarizing homes throughout the Bay Way neighborhood, including but not limited

to the 300, 400 and 700 block of Sinclair Avenue; the 400 block of Barramore Avenue and Chestnut Drive. After inspecting the scene and watching numerous video surveillance systems, they had a suspect, police said. On February 9, detectives monitored Dautorio’s home. They followed him to a Toms River neighborhood. He was seen running from a home wearing latex gloves and a ski mask. He was then captured by Lacey Police Detectives Keith Pearce, Brian

Flynn and Kymberly Gudgeon. Police said he was found with a shoulder bag containing various tools, f lashlights, and gloves. An amount of cash was recovered from him. Detectives confirmed with a local homeowner that Dautorio had entered her home and stolen cash. Toms River charged him in that burglary. Lacey obtained search warrants for his home and two vehicles. Property was found there that allegedly linked him

to several Lanoka Harbor burglaries. Additional property that might link him to further burglaries in Lacey and Toms River was also recovered, police said. Criminal charges for six additional burglaries are being prepared. At the time of his arrest, Dautorio was on bail for charges of robbing homes in Berkeley. The investigation was a joint effort with Lacey, Toms River, and Berkeley police, as well as the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department Crime Scene Unit.

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said he is an advocate of increasing it, but it would likely be the same amount as the previous year. David Taylor, owner of Taylor Made Cabinets and a Stafford councilman, asked about the 3.5 percent sales tax for businesses in the urban enterprise zones. These were areas that the government wanted to help financially – by allowing them to charge less in sales tax, the theory is that it would bring more business to places with bad economies. Taylor said that the urbran enterprise zones hurt local businesses that are outside of the

zone, and said he has lost a log to businesses in Lakewood, which has also been added to this program years ago. On a $10,000 kitchen, that could be a lot. He said it is not fair to take business out of other locations with this program. Buganski said he would take that back to the governor. Buganski was one of several speakers expected that day. Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno was also scheduled to speak, but had to cancel that morning. Freeholder Director Joseph Vicari, who attended the meeting with Stephen Scaturro, director of the county department

of consumer affairs, pledged the county’s support to business owners. However, since there was a state representative present, he called for improvement of Route 9 to help residents get around, and to help all business owners that rely on that important road. “Route 9 is the same as it was in 1929,” he said. For all the transportation costs Ocean County residents pay – including Garden State Parkway tolls and the 23 cent gas tax – they should be getting a return on their investment, he said. “They’re taking a lot of money out of Ocean County.”

Continued From Page 1 will be generating story pitches to media outlets. They would then look for businesses to host the writers and give them the experience that a tourist would. There would also be a study to determine if New Jersey is gaining or losing market share to other states, he said. Business owners were able to ask questions of Buganski, but only two did. One asked if there will be an increase in funding to destination marketing organizations. Buganski

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Continued From Page 1 Drexler did it, and said the language in his contract regarding compensatory time was too vague. Therefore, a settlement agreement stated that Drexler was returned to being chief, retroactively received all of the benefits of the last few months, and then retired. Part of the settlement agreement includes a media release that described the settlement between the two of them as “amicable.” The settlement was made to end litigation and to prevent future litigation. It also cleared Drexler’s name of any charges, retiring him after 31 years of “faithful, honorable service.” After Drexler had been suspended, Captain Richard Dugan was appointed acting chief. Officials said he will likely be appointed chief very shortly. The settlement agreement was released to the press on February 13. It states there was a dispute between Drexler and the township regarding his records for compensatory time around July 19, 2016. The township argued that Drexler was not contractually entitled to compensatory time he gave himself. On July 25, he was served a preliminary notice of disciplinary action suspending him with pay pending the outcome of the county prosecutor’s investigation. The notice alleged various violations, to which Drexler pled not guilty. The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office began an investigation on July 26. The Township Committee voted to suspend Drexler without pay, effective August 19. The settlement agreement noted Drexler was cooperative with the investigation. At the end of which, the prosecutor’s office declared “it does not appear that [there] is sufficient credible evidence to support the conclusion that Chief Drexler intentionally attempted to deceive the township.” Additionally, “the language of the amended employment agreement was unclear as to the intent,” which led to a disagreement between the committee and its chief. On December 5, Drexler filed suit against the township, claiming his termination was unfounded. The township continued to argue that Drexler served himself com-

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Continued From Page 1 immediately. “We believe there is taxable value in spent fuel” and infrastructure and lines, he said. Officials said they are looking to replace that facility with another, but there is nothing defi nite in the near future. Committeeman Gary Quinn said the township receives a franchise tax payment of $11 million a year for the entire

The Southern Ocean Times, February 18, 2017, Page 5 pensatory time that he was not allowed. The township served him with a second preliminary notice of disciplinary action alleging additional misuse of the compensatory time. Again, Drexler said he was not guilty of these charges. The two parties sat down to settle their dispute out of court. The terms of the settlement are as follows: Drexler shall be reinstated to his office as chief, retroactive to the date of suspension from duty without pay on August 19, and until his date of separation and retirement, February 1. The township will dismiss all charges filed against Drexler and will not file any more. The township will withdraw and expunge all charges, allegations, or orders for Drexler. As of February 1, Drexler’s status is now a voluntary separation from service in good standing and retirement in good standing, with all the rights and benefits attached. A media release regarding Drexler’s innocence would be produced. The township will return any personal property left in his office on the day of his suspension. Drexler will be given retiree police credentials, such as a photo ID card, wallet badge, and the wallet it goes into. The township would have to process his permit to carry a handgun and the Law Enforcement Officer’s Safety Act. The township must pay Drexler a total of $240,000. Of this, the following is included: $97,036.55 in gross retroactive pay from August 19 to February 1; and $142,963.45 in retroactive salary. He would also be paid an incremental salary increase. The township must pay into his pension for those months that were missing, based on his monthly salary of approximately $19,000. Drexler must give up all accumulated paid leave and severance entitlements. An indemnification clause holds Drexler entirely harmless from any current or future liability or litigation regarding this matter or in any of his official duties for the town. Neither side is liable for anything else. Both parties are to pay their own legal fees. Both parties release each other from any other negative actions “from the beginning of the world to the date of this release.”

time that it is decommissioning. “According to Trenton, we will have it indefi nitely,” Quinn said. However, Trenton sometimes changes its mind. Committeeman Tim McDonald said Oyster Creek’s owners applied for a decades-long decommission. They could be here a very, very long time. In other news, the township retained the fi rm of Dasti, Murphy, McGuckin, Ulaky, Koutsouris & Connors for use as a hearing officer. They would be used in an as-needed basis when a hearing officer is needed.

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OPINIONS & COMMENTARY F EATURED L ETTER Medicare Must Be Protected It is hard to believe t h at ou r n at ion c ele brated Medicare’s 50th a n n iversa r y just over a year ago, yet there is now a move in Congress t o d r a st ical ly cha nge t he prog r a m t hat ha s achieved so much. Don’t be fooled: The p u s h fo r a M e d i c a r e voucher system, sometimes called premium s u p p o r t , i s a n ef fo r t to shift costs onto 1.3 million individuals in Medicare in NJ, a number that is rising fast. In other words, you will have to pay more to get the care you need – if you can even afford it u nde r a vouche r system. More people will be forced to choose between health care and other necessities. Getting sick will become riskier than ever. When he was running for president, Donald

Trump pledged to protect Medicare, and recognized its importance to older Americans who depend on it. We are now depending on Congress to stand by President Trump’s promise to protect Medicare. R i si ng h e a lt h c a r e costs are a problem for Americans of all ages and political views. It needs to be tackled by b ot h p a r t ie s , but r e sponsibly. Our nation has been well served by a strong Medicare prog ram that keeps care affordable for seniors. A p r o p o s e d vo u c h e r system would dramatically increase costs for older A mer icans at a time of life when they can least afford it. Jeff Abramo Director of Communications and Engagement AARP NJ

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Letters To The Editor Time To Hurt Animals As he was signing edicts hurting one group after another over the past two weeks, it was only a matter of time before Donald Trump got around to hurting animals, already the most oppressed sentient beings on earth. The animals’ turn came by taking down the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) site that reports on gove r n me nt r eg u lat ion of roughly 9,000 animal handling facilities. These are laboratories, dog breeders, fur farms, circuses, zoos and aquariums. The site is used every day by animal protection activists to monitor government enforcement of the 1966 Animal Welfare Act, the only effective fede r al law prot e ct i ng animals. Taking down the APHIS inspection site is a huge setback for animal prot e ct ion. It w il l al most certainly lead to reduced government inspection of animal facilities and more animal suffering – a virtual repeal of the Animal Welfare Act. Ironically, this oppressive act was launched by the same dark- of-night process as that of pulling more than 100,000 visas from thoroughly vetted Muslim immigrants one week earlier – no notice, no hearings, no due process, no public announcement. The oppressive mindset doesn’t really care who

the victims are. the system for their parents – the plaintiffs in HG Letters To game The Editor Hopefully, the cour ts will. Hal Tubbs Toms River Editor’s note: A message on the APHIS site states that the process for taking down that site began in 2016, before the Trump administ rat ion , due to legal aspects of putting personal information on the site, and lawsuits because of doing so.

You Have A Right To Pay For Your Own Care I notice on the news today that Governor Coumo of New York said that “it is a human right to have health care” – really? When I was growing up, my parents paid for my health care. And then when I was old enough and had a job, my health care was paid for by my employer and me. Who says anyone is entitled to free health care at my expense. Who paid all my life for my own insurance? l think not – if I had to pay for my own insurance, why shouldn’t you? Bette Kooreman Whiting

Smith Hands REINS To Corporations Smith Hands REINS To Corporations Congressman Smith recently voted to compromise our health and safety by voting yes on REINS. REINS gives unprecedented power to big corporations that want to evade safety standards, pollute the environment and

benefit as well as make it impossible for watchdogs to keep corporations accountable. Supporters of REINS say that REINS will make the rule making process more democratic and Congress more accountable. The opposite is true. REINS subordinates the agency rule making process, which is governed by expertise and transparency from Congress whims and their self-serving lobbyists. For example, any EPA action to weaken clean air protection or block climate change would trigger a mandatory congressional review. In 2015 the EPA, finalized the Clean Water Plan, which set the first-ever carbon pollution limits for the nation’s power plants as well as curbing emissions of other air pollutants that cause asthma attacks, heart attacks, and premature death. By passing REINS, Congress has the ability to dismiss scientific evidence and give the electric power sector control on whether the public would enjoy clean air. Trump and his industry-friendly Cabinet have promised to attack EPA protections and safeguards. Congressman Smith did America a disservice by playing partisan politics and compromising our water, air and health. We should be watching Congressman Smith and remind him regularly he works for us. Robin Nowicki Manalapan

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This ruling is a big win for New Jersey parents and schoolchildren. The Supreme Court has echoed the position of a group of Newark parents, who argued to this court that the state’s unjust quality-blind teacher layoff law must be evaluated on its own, and not in connection with a decades-old school funding lawsuit. Concerned about looming school budget cuts, these same

v. Harrington – will continue their fight in the state’s trial court to invalidate the “last in, first out” law that prevents the retention of Newark’s best teachers during funding crises. These brave parents are leading the charge for students’ rights in New Jersey, and they will not back down until the harmful impact of this law is revealed and deemed unconstitutional.” Ralia Polechronis Executive Director Partnership for Educational Justice

Smith: Schedule A Town Hall Meeting Whether we are Democrats, Republicans or independents, we all share one thing in common – we pay taxes. We have the right to expect elected officials to fulfill the duties of their office. February 18 through 26 is the first District Work Period of the new Congress—meaning all members of Congress are being paid to return home to hold public events and meet with constituents. Or, at least they’re supposed to return to their districts. If they aren’t willing to meet constituents, they’re not doing their jobs. Congressman Chris Smith, 4th District NJ, has not yet scheduled an open meeting with NJ voters. He owns a home in Herndon, Va., where he and his wife raised their children and where he continues to live. We can admire him as a husband and father, but the NJ taxpayers have some rights, too. Whether you want to shake his hand to say thanks, or raise your concerns about issues, you have the right to see him, hear him speak, and make your own voice heard. It’s easy to call or email his office and respectfully ask that he schedule town hall meetings during the District Work Period, chrissmith. house.gov/contact/. Taxpayers have rights. Rosemary O. Wright Ocean Grove


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From The Desk Of Congressman Tom MacArthur: MacArthur Issues Statements On Supreme Court Nominee, NJ Fishing Victory

Congressman Tom MacArthur WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Tom MacArthur (NJ-03) released the following statement on President Trump’s executive action regarding the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule. “I’m glad President Trump has decided to delay the Obama Administration’s fiduciary rule,” says Congressman MacArthur. “This regulation puts faceless Washington bureaucrats in

the middle of Americans’ personal financial planning decisions, instead of allowing families and their financial advisors to plan for the future and save for retirement. It also caused costs to increase and provided less choice for families. The President’s action will make sure we understand the consequences of these regulations before going forward, so Americans can have more financial freedom and won’t be harmed by decisions coming out of Washington.” He issued this statement regarding the president’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme

Court of the United States. “I congratulate Judge Neil Gorsuch on his nomination to the United States Supreme Court. Judge Gorsuch is a qualified nominee and I have no doubt that he will uphold the principles of our Constitution and the rights of all citizens. The American people deserve a full bench of Supreme Court justices and I hope my colleagues in the Senate will give Judge Gorsuch a fair hearing.” He, Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-04) and Congressman Frank LoBiondo (NJ-02) announced a major victory for NJ’s fishing industry. After congres-

sional opposition led by MacArthur, the Baltimore Aquarium has withdrawn their nomination for the Baltimore Canyon to be named a national marine sanctuary, a controversial designation which could have prohibited or restricted fishing access near South Jersey. “This is a big win for our fishing industry and I’m so glad I had the opportunity to protect New Jersey’s fishermen,” said MacArthur. “Too often, our commercial and recreational fishing industry has been stifled by too many regulations from nameless, faceless and unelected bureaucrats in Washington

D.C. This will make sure that a burdensome designation won’t stand in the way of our fishermen’s success.” “With our recreational and commercial fishing industry under constant attack from Washington bureaucrats, this is certainly welcome news for our region,” said LoBiondo. “I remain committed to fighting against such arbitrary restrictions on our fishermen and appreciate Congressman MacArthur’s leadership on this critical economic issue for South Jersey.” “If implemented, a reduction of this magnitude will have harsh and immediate economic consequences

for families and businesses along New Jersey’s 130 mile shoreline—many still struggling to fully recover from Superstorm Sandy. The impact will be felt not only in fisheries and fishing communities, but by the local businesses that rely upon the industry, the governments that depend on the revenue generated by these activities and other industries—such as tourism—that are a staple along the Jersey Shore,” said Smith. “The Delegation is working on a full court press that we hope will delay, and ultimately severely alter, the implementation of this devastating decision.”

Ocean Freeholders Want Voice On Turnpike Authority

OCEAN COU NTY – Ocean County officials say they want a voice on the New Jersey Turnpike Authority. “Ocean County is home to the longest stretch of Garden State Parkway – more than 40 miles – and a vast majority of the 90,000 commuters living in the County use that road,” said Ocean County Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari. “Ocean County deserves a seat at the table

OCEAN COUNTY – The Ocean County Clerk’s Office saw a substantial increase, more than 18 percent, in recording revenue during 2016. “The Recording Division of the Ocean County Clerk’s Office collected $51,865,991 in revenue for documents placed on record during the 12 months of 2016,” said Ocean County Clerk Scott M. Colabella. “This represents an increase of $8 million or 18.4 percent increase from

of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.” The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders is scheduled to approve a Board resolution requesting the current vacancy on the Authority’s Board of Commissioners be filled by an Ocean County representative. “For many years we worked hand in hand with the then Parkway Authority,” said Ocean County Freeholder

John P. Kelly, who serves as liaison to the Ocean County Engineering Department. “With the support of then Commissioner Joe Buckelew, a former Ocean County Freeholder, we successfully worked in partnership upgrading many areas of the parkway providing for a better and safer road for the many motorists that use it.” State legislation also has been introduced by Ninth

District Sen. Christopher J. Connors and Senator Jeff Van Drew of the 1st Legislative District that would provide Ocean County with a greater voice and South Jersey representation on New Jersey Turnpike Authority matters. “We appreciate the efforts of our state legislators,” Vicari said. In addition, Freeholder Vicari also penned a letter to Gov. Chris Christie re-

questing representation on the Authority. “I would respectfully request that you consider appointing an Ocean County resident to the New Jersey Turnpike Authority,” Vicari stated in the letter. “I understand there is a current opening on the Board of Commissioners and this would be a perfect time to afford Ocean County the representation that it merits.”

Ocean County Clerk Sees $8M Increase In Recording Volume And Revenue During 2016 2015.” Of the amount taken in, Colabella said the state received $37.1 million and the county realized a revenue total of $14.8 million from realty transfer fees. Of that amount, $12.7 million was returned to the county while $2,076,558 was used to operate the county clerk’s office. “This revenue is part of the county’s anticipated revenue and is used to help balance the county’s annual budget,” said

Ocean County Freeholder John P. Kelly, who serves as liaison to the county clerk’s office. “Scott and his staff do an outstanding job in making certain documents are recorded properly and the public is served professionally.” The Ocean County Clerk’s Office is tasked with recording documents affecting real estate titles. In 2016, the Ocean County Clerk’s Office recorded 25,300 deeds and 24,665

mortgages. In addition, the Ocean County Clerk’s Office processed and placed on record 85,653 other documents including assignment of mortgages, cancelled mortgages, discharges of mortgages, notice of settlements and other documents for a total of 135,618 documents recorded. “The office recorded almost 4,000 more documents last year compared to 2015,” Colabella said. “The amount of revenue returned to the Coun-

ty represents a return of $6.11 for every tax dollar spent.” Colabella attributes the increase to a steady stream of refinancing of existing mortgages due to low mortgage interest rates. “It is also a reflection of the continuing rebuilding and recovery from Superstorm Sandy, which hit the area in late October of 2012,” Colabella said. “Many residents are still recovering from the storm and the progress is

Vicari noted that he and his colleagues on the Board strongly feel that an Ocean County representative would better convey the needs and concerns of the County’s motorists, especially when it comes time to discuss any future improvements and upgrades within the County’s borders. “I urge you to give strong consideration to our request,” he said.

seen in the documents we are recording.” He added that the recording numbers increased because of a slight improvement in existing home sales. “Ocean County continues to be an attractive place to live,” said Ocean County Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari. “New mortgages for home building and rebuilding are an indication that the County is a popular area to raise a family and retire.”


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Rizzos To Continue Education, Athletic Careers

Thursday February 23rd, 4:00PM

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–Photo courtesy Southern Regional High School MANAHAWKIN – Senior athletes Matt Rizzo (Southern Boys Golf) and Rachel Rizzo (Southern Girls Soccer) will continue their education and athletic careers. Matt will attend Drew University and Rachel committed to Kutztown University.

Sixth Annual March Madness Foul Shooting Contest

BRANT BEACH – The sixth annual March Madness Foul Shooting Contest will be held on March 4 at 9 a.m. in the St. Francis Community Center Gym. The Foul Shooting Contest is open to grades kindergarten through high school and all adults. Registration is required. Guests can pick up registration forms at the Community Center front desk or online at stfranciscenterlbi.org. All registration forms need to be returned to Mike Thompson at St. Francis Community Center, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township, NJ 08008. Registration is open until

the morning of the event. A fee of $3 is required. All participants must be registered in order to participate. All participants will be placed into groups: Kindergarten (modified distance and basket), first and second-grades (modified distance and basket), third and fourth grades (modified distance), fifth and sixth grades, seventh and eighth grades, high school, adults and ladies 18 and up. Category winners receive new outdoor basketballs. For more information, call Mike Thompson at 609-494-8861, ext. 105.

20th Annual Barnegat Bay Environmental Educators Roundtable At The Lighthouse Center

WARETOWN – The 20th Annual Barnegat Bay Environmental Educators Roundtable At The Lighthouse Center is scheduled for April 19 from 3 to 7:45 p.m. The Lighthouse Center is at 7th Avenue and Navajo Drive in Waretown. This year’s theme is “Re-Discovering Barnegat Bay” with workshop topics that reflect the important and diverse natural resources that sustain a healthy Barnegat Bay Watershed. Registration is open to adults interested in “re-discovering” Ocean County’s unique

wetlands, woodlands, native flora and fauna, and historic people and places. Facilitators represent diverse environmental organizations and agencies. Visit the OCSCD website at soildistrict. org for a complete description of programs. Registration this year is online; educators and nature enthusiasts should register now to assure a spot in their favorite workshop. Call the Soil District at 609-971-7002, ext. 114 for further information. For directions to the Lighthouse Center, visit lighthousecenternj.org.

Brown Named To Dean’s List

FORKED RIVER – Thomas Brown of Forked River was named to the Becker College Dean’s List for the Fall 2016 semester. Brown is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.


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Dog Hike At Bass River State Forest

BASS RIVER – Volunteer Master Naturalist Kathy Gardiner invites the public to bring their pooches along on a free, 3- to 5-mile hike in Bass River State Forest on February 18. Hikers without dogs are welcome as well. Meet Gardiner by 9 a.m. at the Forest Office parking lot at 762 Stage Road. Bring lunch and water. Dogs must be on a leash at all times. Severe weather cancels. Call Kathy with any questions at 609-2966574. There is a limit of 15 dogs so register by contacting the Bass River State Forest Office at 609-296-1114 or Kathy at the number above. Information is also available at njparksandforests.org.

Senior Connection Luncheon Mardi Gras

LACEY – The Municipal Alliance is sponsoring a luncheon for Lacey Seniors at Community Hall, Rt. 9 & Lacey Road, Forked River, to celebrate Mardi Gras. The lunch is on February 24 at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $6 per person if registered by February 20 and paid in advance. Those who are registered but pay the day of the event, the cost is $7. Those who do not register and pay at the door will pay $8. To register or for more information, call Heather at 609-693-1100, ext. 2217.

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PSORIASIS ON THE EYELIDS

The most common type of psoriasis, “plaque psoriasis,” is characterized by “plaques” (buildups of skin cells that create thick and silvery scales and red patches on the skin) that usually develop on the scalp, joints, hands, and feet. However, about 10 percent of those affected by this chronic skin disease experience skin flakes and reddened skin on their eyelids. Not only is psoriasis on or around the eyelids very uncomfortable, but it may cause the edges of the eyelids to become inverted, in which case they would scrape against the surface of the eyeball, possibly leading to inflammation of the interior of the eye (uveitis). A special steroid medication made for use around the eyes may be prescribed. The tissues in these sensitive areas are delicate and easily scarred. Treatments need to be carefully monitored to avoid aggravating the sensitive areas and making the condition worse. Regular eye exams are an invaluable tool in maintaining healthy eyes. Some diseases develop slowly without causing pain or vision loss. Early detection of any problems can reduce the risk of further harm and allow for a choice of treatment options. To schedule an appointment, please call SUSSKIND & ALMALLAH EYE ASSOCIATES, P.A. at 732-349-5622.

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Get To Know George Washington At The LBI Branch

SURF CITY – Experience living history and get to know George Washington, gentleman farmer and first President of the United States, at the LBI branch of the Ocean County Library, located at 217 S. Central Ave., on February 18 at 2 p.m. Sam Davis portrays George Washington in this celebration of our first President’s 285th birthday. The library will host this festive program for all ages, complete with birthday cards and cake. Children may drop by the LBI Branch from now through February 18 to make a birthday card for George Washington and place it in the mailbox in the children’s section of the library. The cards will be presented to Mr. Washington during this program. Sam Davis a professional motivational speaker and George Washington impersonator. He has been a teacher for over 35 years as well as

a Freemason and member of the Sons of the American Revolution. Complementing this program, enjoy a collection of authentic American Revolution artifacts showcased in the display case in the lobby of the Library. In addition, the Friends of the Island Library along with the Great John Mathis Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution are hosting an art exhibit during the month of February. This exhibit, reflecting New Jersey history, features an eclectic mix of art from oil, pastel and watercolor paintings to textile art, quilts and photographs from various artists. All of the works displayed in the meeting room are for sale. The artists will donate ten percent of their proceeds to the Great John Mathis Chapter and ten percent to the Friends of the Island Library. Register for the George Washington Birthday celebration program online at theoceancounty library.org, by calling the LBI branch at 609494-2480, or in person during branch business hours. This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Island Library and will be held in the meeting room. Branch hours are Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Barnegat Resident Named To President’s List

BARNEGAT – Erin Law of Barnegat has been named to the President’s List at Western New England University for the fall semester. Law is working toward a degree in psychology. Students are named to the President’s List for achieving a semester grade point average of 3.80 or higher.

Zeitler Earns Faculty Honors At Georgia Tech

BARNEGAT – Kyle Zeitler of Barnegat earned the distinction of Faculty Honors for Fall 2016 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 4.0 academic average for the semester.

Pieceful Quilters Guild Meetings MANAHAWKIN – Pieceful Shores Quilters Guild meets at Bay Avenue Community Center, 775 Bay Ave., on the third Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. and the fourth Thursday at 7 p.m. Quilters and guests are welcome. Call Helen at 609-971-2798 or Yvonne at 609-242-5449 for more information.


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OCEAN COUNTY – The Ocean County Health Department is providing free potassium iodide (KI) pills to people who live or work within a 10-mile radius of the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station. The free pills are being offered at four convenient locations throughout the county or at the Ocean County Health Department. KI is being offered as a preparedness measure and not in response to any imminent danger or threat. “The tablets are being offered to those living or working in these areas: Barnegat Light, Barnegat Township, Beachwood, Beach Haven, Berkeley Township, Toms River, Harvey Cedars, Island Heights, Lacey Township, Long Beach Township, Pine Beach, Ocean Township (Waretown), Ocean Gate, Seaside Park, Ship Bottom, South Toms River, Stafford, and Surf City,” said Ocean County Freeholder Deputy Director Gerry P. Little, liaison to the Ocean County Board of Health. Health Department officials are asking residents to check their current supply to identify if their pills are due to expire in March 2017. Residents with pills expected to expire may bring their old pills and trade them in for new ones. Daniel E. Regenye, OCHD Public Health Coordinator, said, “Potassium iodide, an ingredient found in table salt, can provide protection for the thyroid gland from radioactive iodine and can reduce the risk of thyroid cancer after a

nuclear emergency. If this should occur, public health officials would tell you when to take the KI tablet. Only one dose is recommended, more could increase the risk of side effects.” Three sites, including dates, and times, have been set up for this distribution. Lacey Township, Lacey Township Community Center, 101 North Main St. in Forked River, February 28 from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Waretown, Ocean County Fire and First Aid Training Center, 200 Volunteer Way, March 8, from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Ocean County Southern Service Center, 179 South Main St., Manahawkin, March 14 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. In addition to these sites, KI pills will also be distributed at the Ocean County Health Department at 175 Sunset Ave., Toms River, during the hours of 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Residents who wish to receive KI tablets must bring some type of identification to show that they live or work within the 10 mile Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) area, such as driver’s license, property tax record, utility bill, employee ID card, paycheck stub. Additionally, one family member can pick up tablets for all members of the family. All KI sites will distribute fact sheets which include dosage and any other applicable information. For more information, call 732-341-9700, ext. 7503 or visit the Health Department website at ochd.org.

Southern Regional Theatre Company Presentation

M A NA H AW K I N – T he Sout her n Regional Theatre Company will be presenting “Me and My Girl” on March 1 through March 4 at the Joseph P. Echle Performing Arts Center located in the 9/10 building. All shows will begin at 7 p.m. and tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students. Advance ticket sales are available from

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OCC Foundation To Honor D’onofrios And The D’onofrio Foundation As Humanitarians Of The Year

TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County College Foundation’s 2017 Annual Scholarship Celebration will be held on June 16 at 6:30 p.m. on the Ocean County College Main Campus in Toms River. Mr. & Mrs. Dan D’Onofrio and The D’Onofrio Foundation will be honored as Humanitarians of the Year. Scholarship Celebration proceeds will benefit the mission of the Ocean County College Foundation. Donato D’Onofrio, known to his friends and colleagues as Dan, has resided in Ocean County, NJ since 1946. He is married to his wonderful wife, Mary, for 66 years. Together Dan and Mary raised two sons, DJ and Steven,

and have six grandchildren. Dan established his first bar, The Eisenhower Circle Inn, more than 65 years ago. In the decades since, Dan has become a major force in the local community. He has developed prime real estate, operated some of Ocean County’s most recognizable restaurants, and created the Spirits Unlimited brand. More importantly, Dan is a friend to many, due in large part to his loyalty, quick wit, and great charm. He has helped countless friends and associates become successful entrepreneurs, which is perhaps why he is one of the most liked and respected personalities in all of Ocean County. Dan and Mary are true philanthropists at

heart and have established their own private foundation that provides financial assistance to many local and national charities. Some of their charitable undertakings include local student scholarships, St. Joseph’s Church, Community Medical Center, and Ocean County food banks. They are wholeheartedly committed to giving back to the community that they believe made their success possible. The Ocean County College Foundation Scholarship Celebration is held annually to assist the Foundation in its mission to make higher education accessible to Ocean County residents through scholarships and awards. The event will feature a sumptuous gourmet

buffet, live entertainment, dancing, and a silent auction. Individuals and businesses may lend support by purchasing a ticket, becoming a sponsor, or donating an auction item. The Ocean County College Foundation is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to the growth and development of the College through scholarships, endowments, and capital and special projects. For information on how to purchase tickets ($200 pp), become a sponsor, or donate an auction item for the 2017 Annual Scholarship Celebration, call the Ocean County College Foundation at 732-255-0492 or visit ocean.edu.

Rotator Cuff Injuries Aren’t Just For Athletes By Frank Ranuro, PTA, Toms River Facility Manager

Shoulder pain is the third most common musculoskeletal complaint, behind neck and back pain, seen in medical practices each year. The cause of shoulder pain can range from uncomplicated sprains to massive rotator cuff tears. During a 6 year span, there were over 5 million physician visits for shoulder pain attributed to rotator cuff problems. Research has indicated that the incidence of rotator cuff damage increases with age due to degeneration of the tendon. This suggests that as the current population ages, rotator cuff repair will also increase. Although the majority of these conditions are responsive to conservative treatment, some may require surgery. Let’s go over some anatomy: The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that work together to stabilize the shoulder. The four muscles of the shoulder are the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor and subscapularis. The supraspinatus muscle is responsible for abduction (moving away from the body), the infraspinatus and teres minor provide external rotation (rotating away from the body), and the subscapularis provides internal rotation (rotating in towards the body). These muscles and tendons connect the humerus (upper arm), with your shoulder blade, or scapula. They also help hold the head of you upper arm bone firmly in your shoulder socket. This combination allows your shoulder to have the greatest range of motion (ROM) in the body.

ROTATOR CUFF INJURIES

A rotator cuff injury includes any type of irritation or damage to your rotator cuff muscles or tendons. These injuries can range from Impingement Syndrome to Partial- and FullThickness rotator cuff tears. Impingement Syndrome is a chronic process that presents itself as shoulder pain. If left untreated, it can progress to permanent changes and eventual tearing of the rotator cuff. External impingement is the most common form of impingement syndrome and is caused by compression of the rotator cuff tendons as they pass through the coracoacromial arch. As this type of compression happens repetitively, it can cause inflammation of the bursa lining the joint and can narrow the space further. Other factors can contribute to the narrowing of this space as well, such as bone spurs and arthritic changes. These changes and the progressive degeneration of the tendons can eventually lead to partial or full-thickness rotator cuff tears. Common causes and risk factors of rotator cuff injuries may include: • Trauma: Falling on the shoulder or outstretched arm,

especially in the elderly, when attempting to break a fall. • Normal wear and tear: After age 40, normal wear and tear on your rotator cuff can cause breakdown of collagen in the cuff’s tendon and muscles, which makes them more prone to degeneration and injury. You can also develop calcium deposits within the cuff or arthritic bone spurs that can pinch or irritate the rotator cuff. • Lifting heavy objects • Repetitive overhead activities (e.g. throwing a baseball, basketball, freestyle swimming, tennis) • Occupational overuse (painting, carpentry, grocery clerking), • Abnormally shaped acromion, which can make impingement of the rotator cuff tendons more likely. • Poor Posture: Slouching causes your neck and shoulders take a forward position, which causes the space where the rotator cuff muscles are located in to narrow further and can impinge on the tendons. Signs and symptoms may include: • Pain and tenderness in your shoulder, especially when reaching overhead, reaching behind your back, reaching across your body, lifting/pulling or sleeping on the affected side. • Shoulder weakness, especially in abduction or flexion. Many people frequently describe having significant difficulties combing hair, holding a hair dryer and removing. Immediate onset of weakness, especially associated with sudden trauma, can indicate an acute tear. • Loss of range of motion. • Inclination to keep your shoulder inactive. A visit to your doctor is your next step. They’re likely to ask you several questions. • Where is your pain located? • Does your job or hobby aggravate your shoulder pain? • When did the pain first occur? • How severe is your pain? • What specific movements aggravate or alleviate your pain? • Do you have any weakness or numbness in your arm? In the days before your doctor’s appointment, you can decrease your discomfort by trying some of the following: • Rest your shoulder. Avoid movements that aggravate your shoulder and give you more pain. • Apply cold packs. This can help reduce pain and inflammation. • Taking over-the-counter pain medications, with the approval from your doctor. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) and naproxen (Aleve), to help reduce pain.

TESTS AND DIAGNOSIS

After the doctor examines you, and if your injury appears to be severe or if they cannot determine the cause of your pain through physical examination, they will most likely order one or more diagnostic tests. These may include: • X-rays • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan • An ultrasound scan

TREATMENT OPTIONS

The main goal of any therapeutic intervention for shoulder pain is the return to pain-free function. A number of different factors can help determine the course of action that is taken when trying to reach this goal, such as age, pre-injury functional level and general health. • Steroid Injections: Your doctor may use a corticosteroid injection to relieve inflammation and pain. • Physical Therapy: This is the most conservative of all of the options. After modifying your activity and controlling pain, physical therapy can be begun. In the first active phase of therapy, gentle ROM exercises are started to prevent adhesions or scar tissue from forming followed by a strengthening program of the rotator cuff and scapular stabilizer muscles. Various modalities can used concurrently to aide in decreasing pain and inflammation such as ultrasound and electric stimulation. • Surgery: If a large tear is present in your rotator cuff, you may need surgery to repair it. The surgery may be performed as an open repair with a 2 ½ to 4 inch incision or as an arthroscopicrepair, which is less invasive. • Arthroplasty: Severe, chronic rotator cuff tears may contribute to severe arthritis. Your doctor may want to perform a total shoulder replacement or arthroplasty.

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likely to re-offend. Tier 1 people are least likely. Then, the neighborhood is notified if needed. However, the suspect’s tier rating was stuck in appeals, so police were not able to notify the neighborhood when he moved in, police said. Then, he allegedly re-offended at the end of 2016. He was arrested and charged. The prosecutor’s office attempted to keep him in jail. Due to the new bail reform, he was not assigned bail, Buzby said. He was free to go on January 25. The prosecutor appealed the decision, and applied for an emergency consideration of bail. The state Supreme Court told him to go through the appeal process as normal. However, it could take months to go through an appeal. Peter McAleer, communications manager for the Supreme Court, said it was unfair to blame the bail reform for this, since a lot of factors go into the judge’s decision to set bail. “The Public Safety Assessment is merely a

OCEAN COUNTY – The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties wants to alert workers to a special tax credit that can put money directly in their pockets. “Earned Imcome Tax Credits (EITC) is a tax benefit for working people and their families and it allows more dollars to flow into our community. It’s money workers can use for groceries, rent, utilities and other bills,” said Carlos Rodriguez, FoodBank Executive

Director. “We want workers who qualify to have all the information and help they need to claim their refunds so they can get a hand up and begin to move forward.” Nationwide, the credit returned about $66.7 billion dollars to about 27.5 million working families and individuals in 2015. The tax credit returned about $3.5 million to 2400 workers locally last year through the FoodBank’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

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tool that a judge uses to make his decision. It is not binding by any means,” he said. Changing Megan’s Law There is one major flaw with Megan’s Law, officials said. A suspect is put in a tier after they are released. Therefore, they can potentially re-offend before local police can even warn residents that the offender is in their neighborhood. This is because the offender’s residency is a factor in what tier they are placed. “It gives residents nothing in terms of protection while we wait. It’s been an utter failure for that reason,” Buzby said. Years ago, legislation was introduced to change this. It was originally started by the late Sen. Leonard Connors (R-9th), but is now promoted by his son, Sen. Christopher Connors (R-9th). The bill would assign offenders a tier before they are released. The bill has been sponsored in the law and public safety committee on the senate side (S-253), and the judiciary committee on the assembly side (A-1142).

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Despite how many years the bill has been around, it never seems to move forward, Chris Connors said. He said that the only good thing to come out of the Little Egg Harbor situation is that it could prompt lawmakers to act on making this bill a law. On the assembly side, Assemblyman John McKeon (D-27) chairs the judiciary committee. He said last week that the bill will be presented to his committee at their next meeting. “I’m committed to put it on the agenda and I’m sure we’ll get it out of committee,” he said. Connors’ office has pushed for the bill to be moved forward, and worked with the governor’s office so that the bill will be signed if it ever comes across his desk. A spokesman with the governor’s office said that they would never comment on legislation until the fi nal bill is on the governor’s desk and they’ve had time to review it.

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Tinnitus sounds different to everyone, so it makes sense that there are four different types: subjective, objective, neurological, and somatic. Tinnitus is a fairly common medical malady that presents in a variety of ways. Simply defined, it is a phantom ringing, whooshing, or buzzing noise in your ear that only you can hear. Hearing Things? No, You’re Not Crazy. People experience tinnitus in a variety of ways: in some, a simple head shake will make the annoyance vanish; others, however, describe the condition as debilitating. Though research is ongoing, currently there is no cure. But relief can comes from a variety of treatments. What Causes Tinnitus? Typically, the cause of tinnitus is uncertain. If there is no damage to the auditory system, your provider will look into these possible causes: jaw joint dysfunction (TMJ); chronic neck muscle strain; excessive noise exposure; certain medications; wax buildup; cardiovascular disease; a (generally benign) tumor that creates a strain on the arteries in the neck and head. The Four Different Types of Tinnitus Subjective tinnitus: The most common form of tinnitus. Subjective symptoms can only be heard by the affected individual are usually caused by exposure to excessive noise. This type of tinnitus can appear and disappear suddenly, and may last 3–12 months at a time. In some severe cases, it may never stop. Neurological tinnitus: Usually caused by a disorder, such as Meniere’s disease, that primarily affects the brain’s auditory functions. Somatic tinnitus: Related to the sensory system. This form is caused, worsened, or otherwise related to the sensory system. Objective tinnitus: A rare form of tinnitus that may be caused by involuntary muscle contractions or vascular deformities. When the cause is treated, the tinnitus usually stops entirely. This is the only form of tinnitus that can be heard by an outside observer, and the only type that has the potential for a permanent fix. Some Subtypes Musical tinnitus: Also called musical hallucinations or auditory imagery, this type is less common. Simple tones or layers of tones come together to recreate a

melody or composition. Musical tinnitus tends to occur in people who have had hearing loss and tinnitus for some time, though people with normal hearing or increased sensitivity to sound can also have musical hallucinations. Pulsatile tinnitus: A rhythmic tinnitus that aligns with the beat of the heart. It usually indicates a change of blood flow to the vessels near the ear or an increase in awareness of the blood flow to the ear. Low-frequency tinnitus: Perhaps the most confusing type of tinnitus because sufferers aren’t sure whether the sound is being produced internally or externally. Often, the tones correspond to the two lowest octaves on a piano and are described as a humming, murmuring, rumbling, or deep droning. This type of noise seems to affect people most strongly. Tinnitus can be managed through strategies that make it less bothersome. No single approach works for everyone, and there is no FDA-approved drug treatment, supplement, or herb proven to be any more effective than a placebo. Behavioral strategies and sound-generating devices often offer the best treatment results — this is partially why distracting the individual’s attention from these sounds can prevent a chronic manifestation. Some of the most effective methods are: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT); tinnitus retraining therapy; masking; biofeedback. There are countless treatment options, but they vary in effectiveness depending upon the type of tinnitus. More than 50 percent of those who experience tinnitus have an inner-ear hearing impairment, meaning that a connection between tinnitus and hearing loss is likely. Though wearing hearing aids helps ease tinnitus (they amplify the sounds outside, making the “inside” sounds less frequent), they are not the only method: careful diagnosis by a professional with years of experience creating solutions for tinnitus sufferers is essential. The Next Step If you or a loved one experiences tinnitus, call Dr. Izzy’s office today. We’ll be able to help you determine the next steps toward relief. Dr. Izzy has offices in Toms River, Manahawkin, and Whiting and can be reached at 732-818-3610 or visit our website at gardenstatehearing.com.

Dr. Izzy and his staff are always available to answer most of your questions regarding your hearing health. His offices are in Toms River, Whiting, and Manahawkin. He can be reached at 732-818-3610 or via Web site at gardenstatehearing.com.


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H ERE ’ S T O Y OUR H EALTH Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen, R. Ph.

Pharmacists Are Never Sure If We Should Say It Out Loud By Suzy Cohen, R. Ph.

When I worked in retail stores, one of the most common questions I had was, “What side effects will this drug cause?” I remember some of my customers, especially the funny ones or those who gifted me with tokens like flowers, hand-made jewelry or pickled herring which I craved during my pregnancy in 1993. I had a good relationship with all of my patients. I used to work 14-hour shifts, day after day back in the 90s and 2000s. I ‘floated’ all around central Florida whenever a pharmacist called off. The pharmacy would be closed, and I was the pharmacist called upon to go open it, hence “float.” I thrived in this position, basically walking into a mess, and catching the store up, making all the customers suddenly happy. But there’s a ton of mental chatter to reconcile in our brain when we are not sure that you need what the doctor prescribed, or if there’s a natural vitamin for that, or we realize the side effects will be far worse for you than your condition itself. We are never sure if we should say it out loud. People trust us. Americans have deemed us to be among the most honest professions, maintaining the highest ethical standards. That’s why pharmacists have been rated in the top two “most trusted professionals in the United States” yet again. (Gallup Survey). Pharmacists can: 1. Keep you safe. As medication experts, we reduce risk of miserable side effects. Occasionally, one drug is intended, but another drug is prescribed by accident. Maybe Zyrtec for Zantac, Actos for Actonel or Neurontin for Noroxin. Your pharmacist should catch

these errors. 2. They’re accessible and fast. Pharmacists are always on duty if a pharmacy is open. You don’t have to make appointments weeks in advance to get advice. 3. They’re intelligent. If you have a skin rash from poison ivy or a bee sting, your pharmacist can suggest an over-the-counter remedy, if you are constipated or have the flu, we got your back. 3. They’re not paid off. Pharmacists work for YOU, not the pharmaceutical companies that probably sent a drug rep over with delicious meals, trinkets and trips. This colors the decision-making process of some (not all) physicians. Capiche? 5. You save money. The ‘Pharmacy Tech’ expertly runs your prescription through your insurance company online; they’ll check the cash price against your insurance co-pay in case it’s lower. Some will phone your insurance company to authorize cheaper alternatives. 6. Pharmacists know about food too. They’ll suggest you avoid grapefruit if you take statins, or avoid MSG with sedatives. Bananas are constipating, you should avoid those with hydrocodone, but eat them with some diuretics like HCTZ. Tips like this are worth their weight in gold. Your pharmacist may be high up and partially hidden behind glass (that’s for security reasons… you do realize they are in charge of millions of dollars of drugs right?!) but I highly recommend that you develop a relationship with your local pharmacist. We are on your side.

(This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Suzy Cohen is the author of “The 24-Hour Pharmacist” and “Real Solutions.” For more information, visit www.SuzyCohen.com) ©2017 SUZY COHEN, RPH. DISTRIBUTED BY DEAR PHARMACIST, INC.

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American Cancer Society Relay For Life Of Berkeley/Lacey To Kickoff

LANOKA HARBOR – The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Berkeley/ Lacey will hold a free kickoff for the annual event on February 23 at 7 p.m. at Mill Pond Elementary School, 210 Western Blvd. The snow date is March 2. Everyone is invited to the kickoff to learn about how to help the American Cancer Society save more lives from cancer. The program will highlight how the community has benefited from funds raised and will honor cancer survivors and caregivers. Guests will have the opportunity to register a team for the Relay For Life, which will be held May 20 and 21 at Veterans Park in Bayville. The Relay For Life movement unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. Relay For Life

events are community gatherings where teams and individuals camp out at a school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Teams participate in fundraising in the months leading up to the event. The Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest fundraising event to fight every cancer in every community, with four million participants in 5,200 events worldwide. “This is our community’s opportunity to help save lives from cancer by taking our message to more people and raising more dollars to fund the fight,” said Nancy Costello, Volunteer Event Co-Lead. “Together, our efforts can make a big difference.” Visit RelayForLife.org/BerkeleyNJ to learn more about the event or contact Nancy Costello or Maryellen Holmes at 732-2063535 or rflberkeleylacey@gmail.com.

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MANAHAWKIN – The French Club visited the Chocolate Factory of Michel Cluizel on recently. Michel Cluizel’s chocolate is world famous and known to be excellent for its rich flavor. They have four cocoa plantations in Africa and Costa Rica where they obtain their cocoa beans. Michel is one of the few chocolate makers in the world to process the beans into chocolate all in the same factory. The factory that processes the chocolate is in France, but the one the students visited turns the chocolate into delicious creations. After learning about the history of choc-

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is $110 and includes lunch, taxes and tips, transportation and driver gratuity. They will go to “Kutztown Festival” on July 9. The cost is $45 and includes admission, transportation and driver gratuity. They will take a Bermuda cruise on the Celebrity Summit from Bayonne from July 16 to 23. The cost is $1,199 per person. For more information or reservations, call Charles Serwin at 609-978-0970.

Menopause The Musical WARETOWN – The Township of Ocean Recreation Department will host a bus trip to Caesars Atlantic City to see “Menopause: The Musical” on April 5. The cost is $70 per person. The bus boards at 9:45 a.m. at the community

center, 239 11th St. in Barnegat and will arrive back at 6:30 p.m. Caesars Casino requires a government issued ID for everyone who visits the casino floor. For more information, visit twpoceannj.gov/ recreation/menopause.pdf.

Recreation Dept. Offers Pickleball Games WARETOWN – The Township of Ocean Recreation Department has opened registration for open court pick-up adult Pickleball games. Four courts are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sands Point Park, located at Dock Ave. Players must bring their own paddle and balls.

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TOMS RIVER – Looking to attend college but don’t know how to pay for tuition? Ocean County College is offering O.P.E.N. Workshops (Opening Pathways to Education Now). Workshops are held on selected Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon in Room 203 and Room 205, Technology Building (Bldg. #25),

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Services PQ Painting & Home Improvement Services - Celebrating almost five decades of service. Visit us online at pqpaintingservice. com. See all our anniversary and monthly specials. Winner of Angie’s List Super Service Award. Free estimates, reasonable rates, fully licensed and insured NJ Lic #13VH06752800. Call 732500-3063 or 609-356-2444. (t/n) Caulking - Interior, bathrooms, kitchens, etc. Cutting out old. Installing new. Call Steve 732703-8120. Thank You. (t/n) Bobs Waterproofing - Basement and crawlspace waterproofing. Mold testing, removal and prevention. Family owned. Fully licensed and insured. Call Bob 732-616-5007. (t/n) My 2 Girls Cleaning Service Let us clean your home to take away the dust along with keeping the winter blues away. Weekly, monthly. Call Donna 732-9148909, 732-232-7058. Bonded and insured. Same teams. Reasonable, reliable, references. (7) Computer Tutoring for Seniors – Retired, “Microsoft Certified” instructor. Very Reasonable rates. Very patient with slow learners. I’ll teach you in the comfort of your home on your computer. I can trouble shoot your slow computer! I also teach iPhone and iPad. I set up new computers at less than half the price the retailers charge. Windows 10 specialist. I can also build a beautiful small business website at a fraction of the going rates. Special Projects always welcome! Tony 732-997-8192. (t/n) Autobody Work - $99 any dent big or small, professionally done. We come to you. Serving Ocean and Monmouth counties. 347-744-7409. (t/n) Carpet Repair - Restretching, ripples removed, repair work, stairs installed. Call Mike at 732-920-3944. (9) Gerard’s Watch & Jewelry Repair - Master watch maker. Expert battery replacement. 908-507-3288. 864 West Hill Plaza, 37W. Next to Window Happenings store. (10) Interior And Exterior Painting - Insured all calls returned. References available. Free estimates. Lic # VH04548900. Tommy call 609-661-1657. (11) I will Clean Your Home - Very good prices. Call 732-552-7513. (12) Caregiver - Looking for a job. Live in or out. 732-917-1814. (10) All In 1 Handyman/General Contracting - Painting, kitchens, bath, basements, etc. Remodeled, flooring, carpentry, roofing, siding, windows, doors, gutters, etc. “Any to do list.” No job too big or small, we do it all. $ave - Veterans discount. Call Clark 732-850-5060. (10) Domestic Assistant, Companion Great attitude and car. Available weekends and week days. Call with needs 609-432-9122, or text. (10)

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38 Crystal-bearing rock 39 Illuminated 40 Try, with “at” 42 Civil War soldier 43 Desert building brick 45 Fashion magazine that’s also a French pronoun 46 In-flight predictions: Abbr. 47 Trickery 49 Discourage 51 24-__ gold 53 Draft choices 57 Whitewater ride 59 One with a bleeping job 62 Feel sorry about 63 Notable periods 64 Make available, as merchandise ... and a hint to the start of the answers to starred clues 66 Law business 67 Entices

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voting tokens, and two drinks. Beer, soda, and water are available at the event. The Cook Off will be held indoors at the Pleasant Plains Fire Department on March 25 from 2 to 5 p.m. The Pleasant Plains Volunteer Fire Department is located at 40 Clayton Ave. The all-volunteer department hosts many events throughout the year to raise funds for general operating expenses. Other annual events include two Flapjack Breakfasts, a Wine, Whiskey, and Beer Tasting, and a Chicken Barbeque. The department can be reached through its website, PPFD30.com.

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JACKSON – Bartley Healthcare is partnering with CentraState Medical Center to host an educational seminar to inform the community on the many ways sugar can affect the body. Guests will never guess how many dietary items they consume on a daily basis that contain sugar, and the actual amount that they include is jaw dropping.

How Sweet It Is…Or Isn’t

Bartley is hosting the seminar at 175 Bartley Road in Jackson. The seminar will be held on March 1 at 6 p.m. Blood pressure and glucose screenings will take place from 5 to 6 p.m., before the seminar. The presenter will be Caryn Alter, MS, RD of the Star and Barry Tobias Health Awareness Center. Alter is a registered Dietitian at CentraState Medical Center.

Americans love their sweets. Eating foods and drinking beverages that contain a great amount of sugar has likely contributed to the obesity epidemic in the United States. Americans consume, on average, 765 grams of sugar every five days, and 130 pounds of sugar every year. One hundred thirty pounds of sugar equals about 1,767,900 Skittles. One can of Coke,

12 ounces, contains 10 teaspoons of sugary goodness, and the average American consumes 53 gallons of soda a year. If sugar were taken away from the average American diet, 500 calories would be saved every day. Seating is limited, so anyone interested in attending the “How Sweet It Is…Or Isn’t” educational seminar, call CentraState Medical Center at 732-308-0570, or visit centrastate.com and click on Classes and Events. There will be a light dinner served.

Chef’s Night Out Tickets Available

OCEAN COUNTY – The Ocean County Foundation for Vocational Technical Education will host the 21st Annual International Chef’s Night Out on March 6 at the Pine Belt Arena, Toms River from 6 to 9 p.m. Dozens of area restaurants, caterers, bakeries, specialty stores and beverage distributors are expected to participate. For the $60 admission fee (advance ticket price) attendees may sample an extensive variety of sweet and savory delicacies as well as some of the area’s fi ne wines and beverages. Chef’s Night Out is the largest fundraising event of the year for the Foundation. In addition to the magnificent food and beverage offerings there will be a 50/50 raffle, themed-gift basket raffles and door prizes. Tickets are $60 in advance and $75 at the door. For more information, call Sharon Noble at 732-473-3100, ex. 3177, or Marcelle Turano at 732-779-9925. To purchase tickets go to ocvtschefsnightout. org. All proceeds benefit the Ocean County Foundation for Vocational Technical Education.

Career And Job Fair

LACEY – Lacey Township High School is hosting a Career and Job Fair on March 1 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Ocean County high school students are invited to come out and explore different career options and speak with professionals representing a variety of local businesses. This is also a great opportunity for students seeking part time or summer jobs. For more information, contact the Guidance Department at Lacey Township High School at 609-971-2020, ext. 2013.

Amergael’s Celebrate Irish Arts 2017

MANAHAWKIN – Amergael’s Celebrate Irish Arts will be on February 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ocean Acres School Community Center, 489 Nautilus Drive. There will be music, dance, song, stories & art focusing on Irish immigration. Admission is free.


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Omarr’s Astrological Forecast

For the week of February 18 - February 24

By Jeraldine Saunders

ARIES (March 21-April 19): If you had a nickel for every step you took you would be rich. In the week to come your active lifestyle could put you at the head of the class. Money making activities might be at the top of your to-do list. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): The hardest steel is created by the hottest fire. In the week to come your energy levels may be higher than usual so you can get an incredible amount accomplished. You can be as tough as nails when occasions call for strength. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Watch and learn. Someone close may set a sterling example of cautious planning. Don’t be fooled into thinking you can achieve something without hard work this week. You can attain your dreams by paying attention. CANCER (June 21-July 22): A partner may keep you in line in the week to come. Charming new friends could put pressure on you to do more than your fair share. Someone may fire up your enthusiasm so much that you forget to put on the brakes. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Put your dreams to the test this week. If a little experience is useful then just imagine how far you can go with a lot of experience. You may be surprised to find that you have a creative talent if you try something new. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): What you see isn’t always what you get. You may be disappointed if you follow through on a family member’s idea in the week to come. However, if you work hard and study you can accomplish a great deal.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Stay on an even keel. Find a life preserver just in case you go overboard this week. In your enthusiasm to keep up with new acquaintances or to try something new you may spend more money than you should. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Some competition makes you complete. Your energies should be funneled into areas where you can show off imagination and vision. For the best success stick to conservative financial strategies as this week unfolds. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The more you have the more you want. This week you can enjoy what you have and avoid obsessing about what you don’t have. Protect your nest egg by avoiding unnecessary speculations or tweaking. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Fire on all cylinders. Work hard to make all your dreams come true this week. If the bills get paid there is plenty of time left to partake of the joys of life. Don’t let ambitions blind you to things of real value. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Balance between caution and exuberance in the week ahead. The thrill derived from gambling might outweigh common sense. You should restrain yourself from too quickly becoming involved in a relationship. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Perform a reality check. “Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth” may not mean much to the jet set. Accept anything that given freely in the week ahead but be cautious about investments and major purchases.

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Impress Your Sweetheart With The Ultimate Chocolate ‘Pudding’ By Wolfgang Puck

In recent years, many fans of fine restaurants have become familiar with the French-style dessert known as a pot de crème - literally a little “pot of cream.” You may sometimes hear this sweet treat described as a kind of chocolate pudding, but to me there is no comparison. An egg yolk-thickened pot de creme, which is very gently cooked in a hot water bath in the oven rather than stirred in a pot on top of the stove, is much smoother and more intense than any pudding you could imagine, almost like a cousin to a custard although not as eggy-tasting. To me, it’s the perfect combination of richness, silky smoothness, and intensity of flavor. You’ll find pots de creme in all kinds of popular flavors, including vanilla, butterscotch, salted caramel, coffee and lemon. The most popular flavor of all, of course, is chocolate, and it’s at its best when you start with a good-quality bittersweet variety. Take special care to melt the chocolate gently over simmering water, as described in the following recipe, so it doesn’t scorch or seize up, turning stiff and unmanageable. You’ll need six individual 3/4-cup (approximately 185mL) ramekins or souffle dishes and, to hold these “pots” while cooking them in the oven, you’ll also need a baking pan with sides. Allow about an hour total for mixing and cooking the mixture, and at least another three hours or so for cooling and chilling them. I find the pot de creme will keep well in the refrigerator for up to two days. Serving the pot de creme is simple, as it is typically eaten right out of the ramekin. I always like to place the ramekins on small plate and, just before presenting them, top them with dollops of freshly whipped cream and some chocolate shavings or a light dusting of cocoa powder. Of course, for your loved one, you could feel free to get even more creative, topping the cream with a single candied rose petal - or even a conversation heart. DARK CHOCOLATE POT DE CREME Makes 6 3 ounces (90 g) bittersweet chocolate,

cut into small pieces 2 cups (500 mL) heavy cream 1/2 cup (125 mL) milk 5 large cage-free egg yolks 1/4 cup (60 mL) granulated sugar Pinch of kosher salt Freshly whipped cream, for serving Position the rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 325 F (165 C). In a medium-sized heatproof bowl set over a pan of gently simmering water, heat the chocolate. When the chocolate is almost melted, turn off the heat and let stand until completely melted, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, in a medium-sized saucepan, combine the cream and milk. Over medium-high heat, bring the mixture almost to the boil. Remove from the heat. In another medium-sized heatproof bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, sugar and salt until the sugar has dissolved completely. While whisking continuously, slowly pour in the hot cream mixture. Remove the melted chocolate from the stove. Hold a fine-meshed strainer over the bowl of chocolate and pour the hot cream-yolk mixture through the strainer into the chocolate. Whisk until well combined and smooth. Ladle the mixture into six individual 3/4-cup (approximately 185 mL) ramekins, and arrange the ramekins in a baking pan with sides. Pour enough warm water into the pan to reach halfway up the sides of the ramekins. Cover the entire baking pan with aluminum foil and carefully place the pan in the oven. Bake until the mixture around the edges of each ramekin looks firm when lightly, carefully shaken, about 35 minutes. (The baking time will vary depending on the depth and width of the ramekins.) The center may still move a bit, but will firm up as the mixture chills. Carefully remove the ramekins from the baking pan, wipe them dry, and leave them to cool at room temperature. Then, place them on a flat baking tray cover with foil, and refrigerate until firm, 2 to 3 hours. To serve, spoon some whipped cream in the center of each ramekin and decorate further if you wish. Transfer to a dessert plate and serve immediately.

(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) © 2017 TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES, INC.


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