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TR YOUTH SERVICES PLAN FOR DAYCARE COMPLIANCE By Catherine Galioto TOMS RIVER – The township is working to have its youth center meet state-regulated guidelines for day care facilities, and plans to spend about $200,000 in upgrades. T he Toms R iver Youth Center cu rrently has an after school prog ram, sum mer camp and special events, at its facility on North Bay Avenue. But Township Administrator Paul Shives said with some updates to the layout of bathrooms, ent rances and f ire suppression systems, the building would qualify as a day care center in a move that would make the facility “code compliant.” “ T he se cha nge s would allow the Youth Services Center to be a licensed day care

center for the state,” said Shives, adding that t he project is mostly retrofitting and not new construction. Township Council approved spending $48,250 on architectural services from Musial Group Architecture to draw up the plans. Shives said the work on the building to install the new features could cost $150,000 to $250,000. The building would have more than the required fire suppression system, upgrading it to a full fire sprinkler system, Shives said. I n other news, a routine approval of the bill list to be paid at the last township council meeting fou nd one cou ncil member voting no on one payment. Councilman Brian Kubiel was the lone no (Council - See Page 4)

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Cattus Island Building (Somewhat) Open for Business

--Photos courtesy Ocean County Parks Department Stages of construction on the refurbished Cattus Island Building, which the county says is close to its official grand opening.

By Chris Lundy TOMS RIVER - The Cooper Environmental Center on Cattus Island is open to some traffic, but the exhibits inside are not yet completed, Freeholder John Bartlett said. The center was flooded during Superstorm Sandy, being so close to the marshland. Now, four and a half years

later, county officials have the doors open although there hasn’t been a grand reopening yet. Whereas other buildings close to the shore were raised on stilts, this building would not be able to do that, Bartlett said. Between the foundation that was still there, and environmental regulations

for being in wetlands, changing the footprint or raising the building was just not practical financially. Therefore, the decision was made to “essentially waterproof it,” he said. The following changes were made when rebuilding the center: The electrical outlets and switches are no

lower than four feet off the ground. The mechanical elements of the building, like heating and air conditioning, are all in the attic. The insulation is called closed cell foam. The difference between this and normal insulation is that this kind does not absorb water. In a (Cattus - See Page 5)

Program Helps Addicts Suspect Caught Come Forward Despite Fear Of Arrest In String Of Residential Burglaries

By Judy Smestad-Nunn BRICK – A new program in place in Brick and Manchester that allows drug abusers to go to police headquarters to seek help for their addiction without

the fear of being arrested has had 30 addicts come through Brick in the first two weeks. Brick and Manchester are the only two townships in New Jersey that are participating

in the Heroin Addiction Response Program (HARP), where addicts are urged to turn their drugs over to the police and complete a rehabilitation program. Ocean County Prose-

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Addicts: Continued From Page 1 initiative to offer recovery options for those who suffer from addiction and who are seeking help. The two police departments are partnering with Preferred Behavioral Health in Lakewood and Integrity House in Toms River for the pilot program. Brick Mayor John G. Ducey described the fi rst weeks of the program, in a discussion at the February 8 council meeting. In Brick, anyone who is addicted to heroin can go to the police station at Town Hall on Thursdays to say that they want help, Ducey said. Addicts can go to the Manchester Police Department on Wednesdays. The program is available to anyone, not just those from Brick or Manchester. “So that’s hopefully 30 lives that we saved. We saved them this far and hopefully they’ll get themselves better and healthy and get back to being productive citizens,” Ducey said. “We want to get the word out there that it is available and will be available.”

The mayor called the HARP rehabilitative program the “third prong” in the fight against opioid abuse. The other two prongs are education and enforcement. “It’s for those that want help, and those that need help. No criminal charges would be filed, and a screening is made by our police department,” the mayor said. “Then the addict is brought to Preferred Behavioral, who are professionals, and a bed is found for the addict where he or she is hopefully on the road to recovery.” Brick Councilwoman Marianna Pontoriero said many residents have asked how the program works and what the program does. She said she recently accompanied her friend and her friend’s son, who is suffering from a heroin addiction to police headquarters and who wanted to partake in the HARP program. “I am flabbergasted by the level of dedication of our officers who did the intake for this young man who was really on his last legs, who really just asked for mercy and said please just help me,” Pontoriero said. Her friend tried to get inpatient help for

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Council: Continued From Page 1 vote on a particular bill, for snow plowing services. “I voted no on that because I think they did a bad job,” Kubiel said after the meeting. The payment was for $2,520 for snow plowing services on January 7, from Midlantic Construction. Council also introduced several ordinances that the public will be able to comment on before a final vote at coming council meeting. One ordinance would establish a $150 fee for the golf course, for nonresident seniors. The township has a resident senior fee already for those to use the municipal golf course, Bey Lea. The next township council meeting is February 21 at 6 p.m. in town hall.

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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. Af ter 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

Cattus: Continued From Page 1 lot of homes flooded by Sandy, the insulation became sponges, keeping the water in and breeding mold behind the walls. The sheathing around the building is made of cement board, which is also water and mold resistant. It’s not particularly appealing aesthetically, so vinyl siding is covering that. The windows and doors are vinyl. The floor is still cement, but it is covered by an epoxy coating. Walls were made of waterproof material, even the interior ones. There are also drainage holes inside, so that if water gets in, it will flow out. Since the building was being remade, a few changes were worked into the final design, Bartlett said. Some of these changes were made to conform to state or federal regulations. Some were made because the staff had

Gudgeon. Police said he was found with a shou lder bag cont ai n i ng va r iou s 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 effor t with Lacey, Toms River, and Berkeley police, as well as the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department Crime Scene Unit.

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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. Letters To game The Editor the system for their parents – the plaintiffs in HG 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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NEW JERSEY – Legislation sponsored by Senator Jim Holzapfel (R-Ocean) to prevent the cruel treatment of animals was advanced by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee. “This legislation aims to prevent the inhumane

Senate Panel Passes Holzapfel Bill Combating Animal Cruelty Passed tethering of animals for long periods of time, making them defenseless and unable to care for themselves,” Holzapfel said. “This cruel and heartless treatment is horrifying and must be stopped.” Holzapfel’s bill, S-1640/ S-1642/S-1013, makes it

unlawful to tether a dog in a way that poses a risk of entanglement, strangulation, drowning or other harm to the health or safety of the dog. The legislation also requires the provision of proper shelter for a dog during severe weather conditions, and allows

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WASHI NGTON, D.C. – C o n g r e s s m a n To m MacA r thu r ( NJ- 03) released the followi ng st atement on President Trump’s executive action r eg a r d i ng t he D e p a r tment of Labor’s fiduciary rule. “ I’m g l a d P r e s i d e n t Tr u mp h a s d e cid e d t o d e l a y t h e O b a m a Ad ministration’s f iduciary r u l e ,” s ay s C o n g r e s s man MacArthur. “This regulation puts faceless Washington bureaucrats

in the middle of Americans’ personal financial plan ning decisions, instead of allowing families and their f inancial advisors to plan for the future and save for retirement. It also caused costs to increase and provided less choice for families. T he P resident’s act ion will make su re we u nderstand the consequences of these reg ulations b efor e goi ng for wa rd , so Americans can have more financial freedom and won’t be harmed by decisions coming out of

Washington.” He issued this st atement regarding the presi d e n t ’s n o m i n a t io n of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States. “I congratulate Judge Neil Gorsuch on his nomi nat ion to the Un ited St ates Supreme Cou r t. 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

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Court justices and I hope my colleag ues i n t he Senate will give Judge Gorsuch a fair hearing.” He, Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-04) and Cong ressma n Fr a n k L oBiondo (NJ-02) announced a major victory for NJ’s f ishing indust r y. Af ter congressional opposition led by MacA r t hu r, t he Baltimore Aquarium has withd raw n thei r nom ination for the Baltimore Canyon to be named a national marine sanctuary, a controversial designat ion wh ich cou ld have prohibited or restricted fishing access near South Jersey. “This is a big win for our fishing industry and I’m s o g l a d I h a d t h e oppor t u n it y to protect New Jersey’s fishermen,” s a id M a cA r t hu r. “ To o

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duction of this magnitude will have harsh and immediate economic consequences for fam ilies and businesses along New Jersey’s 130 m ile s h o r el i n e — m a n y s t i l l st r uggli ng to f ully re cover from Superstor m Sandy. The impact will be felt not only in fisher ies and f ishing communities, but by the local businesses that rely upon the industry, the governments that depend on t he r eve nue ge ne r at e d by these activities and ot her i ndust r ies — such as tou r ism — that a re 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 implement ation of this devastating decision.”


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Job Fair For Veterans And Families Scheduled

TOMS RIVER – The NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development, along with the Ocean County Workforce Development Board and the Toms River Elks Lodge No. 1875 will be hosting a job fair for veterans and their families. The job fair is scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on February 27 at the Elks Lodge, 600 Washington St. “With Ocean County being home to over 60,000 veterans, this is a great opportunity for veterans and their families to come out and see what kind of jobs are available to them,” said Ocean County Freeholder Deputy Director Gerry P. Little, who serves as liaison to the Ocean County Veterans Services Bureau. Little noted that as a result of their training and time spent in the military veterans make outstanding employees. “They are self-reliant self-starters, who as a result of their time in the military are disciplined and understand a mission and will carry it out,” he said. “Our veterans are known to display characteristics of loyalty and reliability. They would bring all of these

positive aspects to a job.” Employers from both private and public sectors are scheduled to be available at the job fair. Those looking for a job should come with resumes ready and dressed appropriately for interviews. “This event is an important cooperative effort involving the state and county governments and local organizations all coming together to help veterans get back in the community work place,” said Ocean County Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari. “We take great pride in our veterans here in Ocean County. They have made great sacrifices and it’s a privilege to give back to them.” Veterans can register online at lwd.state. nj.us/formsapp/form/94 (preferred) or at the registration desk on the day of the event. Employers looking to get involved can pre-register online at lwd.state.nj.us/formsapp/form/76. Those who complete the form should print out the confirmation to bring to the event. For additional information, call 732-2865616.

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Free Potassium Iodide (KI) Tablets Being Offered

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.

Shamrock Shuffle

WHITING – A Shamrock Shuffle, hosted by Audobon Social Club at Lakeshore Lodge, will take place on March 18 at 4 p.m. The shuffle will be held at Pine Ridge at Crestwood, 48A Beaver Ave. The corned beef and cabbage dinner will start at 4:30 p.m. Music and dancing will take place from 6 to 9 p.m.

Seating is limited. Ticket sales are now through March 5 on Tuesdays, 5 to 6 p.m. at the lodge. Tickets are $10 for residents, $12 for nonresidents. For more information or tickets, call Christina at 848-227-5501 or Laura at 732941-4583.

DPW Closed For President’s Day

TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Township Public Works Department and the Recycling Convenience Center will be closed on Presidents Day, February 20. All sanitation and recycling collections are postponed one day with Friday’s collections

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How Sweet It Is…Or Isn’t

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. 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 fine 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

St. Joseph’s Feast

BERKELEY – Holiday City Berkeley Fishing & Social Club is sponsoring a trip to the Brownstone for a St. Joseph Feast on March 20. The cost is $80 per person. The trip includes transportation, luncheon, Entertainment by “Joe Zisa and Friends” and all you can eat chicken parmesan, sausage & peppers, vegetables and potatoes, soda, coffee, tea and dessert and two complimentary drinks. Bus leaves at 9 a.m. and returns at 5p.m. Call Charlie 732-281-2996 for ticket information.

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TOMS RIVER – Apply mind-bending, brain-twisting, hair-splitting Talmudic reasoning to solve real-life modern dilemmas—situations that actually happened yet seem impossible to solve. What should someone do when their brain tells them one thing, but their gut another? Prepare for a mental expedition to mind-wrestle with situations that force us to choose between two reasonable truths.

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BERKELEY – Holiday City @ Berkeley Welfare & Recreation Fund Thursday Night Bingo will hold a $3,000 Bingo on April 29 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in Clubhouse II on Port Royal Drive, with quick and special games. There will be two 50/50 games, a maximum of six sheets per person for each 50/50.

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2017 Gypsy Moth Spray Program Announced

TRENTON – The NJ Department of Agriculture has proposed spraying approximately 4,500 acres of residential and county owned properties in Cape May, Morris, Ocean, Sussex and Warren counties this year to combat the t ree-killing gy psy moth cater pillar. The NJDA’s aggressive spray program in 2016 resulted in a more than 75 per-

cent decrease in the number of acres proposed for spraying this year. “We are pleased to announce that last spring’s sprayings helped decrease the gypsy moth caterpillar populations in many areas across the State,” said NJ Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher. “We will continue to act by spraying the most impacted areas to

minimize tree damage and nuisance to homeowners in the coming years.” The NJDA held an informational session in Trenton to outline its 2017 Aerial Gypsy Moth Suppression program. Egg mass su r veys were conducted f rom August to December and treatment is proposed for areas of: Upper Township in Cape May County; Jefferson and

Rockaway townships in Morris County; Manchester Township in Ocean County; Wanaque Borough and West Milford Township in Passaic County; Stillwater and Vernon townships in Sussex County; and Liberty, Lopatcong and White townships in Warren County. Participation in the program is voluntary. If the towns agree, spraying would take place in May and June. To qualify for the spray program, a residential or recreational forest must have an average of more than 500 egg masses per acre and be at least 50 acres in size. A single egg mass contains up to 1,000 eggs. In 2016, the NJDA’s spray program included 20,355 acres in 27 municipalities and one county park system in Cape May, Salem, Hunterdon, Morris, Passaic, Sussex and Warren counties to combat the tree-killing gypsy moth caterpillar. Both treatments and defoliation are down due to a combination of effective treatments in 2016 and sporadic E. maimaiga (gypsy moth fungus), reducing the populations especially in the northern counties of the state. The NJDA and Department of Environmental Protection use Bacillus thuringiensis (B.t.) to combat gypsy moth. It is a biological insecticide that kills the gypsy moth caterpillar when ingested. Last summer’s defoliation survey included 13,449 acres in 15 counties and 57 municipalities. The majority of the damage was in Sussex (4,841 acres), War ren (4,185 acres), Mor ris (1,340 acres) and Passaic (759 acres) counties. Two to three consecutive years of significant defoliation (defined as 75 percent or more) can kill an otherwise healthy tree. However, any gypsy moth defoliation can make trees more susceptible to other damage that can lead to the death of the tree. Oak trees are the preferred host for gypsy moths, but the caterpillars can be found feeding on almost any tree in the vicinity. For more information on New Jersey’s gypsy moth suppression program, visit: nj.gov/agriculture/divisions/pi/prog/ gypsymoth.html. Also, for national gypsy moth material, visit na.fs.fed.us/f hp/gm/.

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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.

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

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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

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Smokey Joe’s Café Comes To OCC’s Grunin Center

OCEAN COUNTY – The Ocean County College Repertory Theatre Company will perform Smokey Joe’s Café: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller on the Main Stage, Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts, Ocean County College, Main Campus, College Drive. Tickets are on sale now. Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, as much as anyone, invented Rock ‘n’ Roll, and now their songs provide the basis for an electrifying entertainment that illuminates a golden age of American culture. In an idealized 1950s setting, the classic themes of love won, lost, and imagined blend with hilarious set pieces and slice of life emotions. This musical revue features 39 of the greatest songs ever recorded. Songs include “Charlie

Brown,” “Dance with Me,” “Fools Fall in Love,” “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Kansas City,” “Love Potion No. 9,” “On Broadway,” “Poison Ivy,” “Ruby Baby,” “Spanish Harlem,” “Stand by Me,” “There Goes My Baby,” “Yakety Yak,” and two dozen more. Smokey Joe’s Café isn’t just great pop music – it’s compelling musical theatre. Performance dates and times are 7:30 p.m. on March 3 and 10; 8 p.m. on March 4 and 11; and 2 p.m. on March 5. Tickets are $15 for adults and seniors, and free admission for high school students with one adult ticket purchase and valid ID. For tickets, call the Grunin Center Box Office at Ocean County College, 732-255-0500 or visit grunincenter.org.

Philadelphia Flower Show & History Tour

OCEAN COUNTY – The Ocean County Parks and Recreation will be conducting a bus trip to explore Philadelphia on March 10. The theme of the Flower Show is Holland. The bus will depart from the Ocean County Park in Lakewood at 8a.m. for a day in the city to discover the historic and museum area attractions “on your own” or attend the Flower Show at the Convention Center. The group will return to Lakewood at approximately 6:30 p.m. Guests will receive a map of the area, and will be dropped off in the Historic district. To register, send a check for $35 per

person, made payable to: County of Ocean and mail to Ocean County Parks & Recreation, 1198 Bandon Road, Toms River, NJ 08753. The fee includes the bus transportation only, any admissions or tours are “on your own.” The approximate fee for the flower show is $28. Please note program # FS2017. Visit the website at oceancountyparks.org for more information. The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders sponsors this event. Call 877-OCPARKS for information or to be placed on the newsletter mailing list.

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The Toms River Times, February 18, 2017, Page 23

Island Heights Library To Hold Black History Month Program

ISLA N D HEIGHTS – W ho is the woman that created Madame C.J. Walker Beauty Culture and became the first self-made female millionaire in America? Come find out 10:30 a.m. on February 25 at the borough branch of the Ocean County Library. The Island Heights Branch, 121 Central Ave., will host the Black History Month program “Madam C.J. Walker’s Success and Shampoo” which will focus on the life of Sarah Breedlove better known as Madam C.J. Walker. The program is aimed at those ages 12 and older.

Walker was an African American entrepreneur, philanthropist and political and social activist. She was the first female self-made millionaire in America and became one of the wealthiest African American women in U.S. history. She made a fortune by developing and marketing a line of beauty and hair products for black women through her manufacturing firm. The free program will conclude with young people creating their own shampoo. Registration is required. To register, call the branch at 732-270-6266 or visit theoceancountylibrary.org.

Bounce About Time

TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Department of Parks and Recreation will be conducting a new “Bounce About Time” program. Children will have an hour of instruction, activities, story and craft and afterward play on giant inflatables. The program will be held at Bounce About, 1 South Main St. The program runs March 7 #443123-5D. 10 a.m. to noon. The fee is $8 for ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is required. Payment is made at the time of class.

To register, send a check for $2 made payable to the “County of Ocean” to: Ocean County Parks and Recreation, 1198 Bandon Road, Toms River, NJ 08753. Please provide name, address and daytime telephone number, along with program number when registering. To receive more information or to receive a Parks & Recreation Newsletter call toll free 877-OCPARKS or visit oceancounty parks.org.

New Website

TOMS RIVER – The Silverton Volunteer Fire Company recently updated its website. The site includes information on the 2017

leadership, information about the company, and many other items. The site can be found at svfc29.com.


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TELL US HOW YOU WANT TO LIVE. WE’LL HELP GET YOU THERE. A Tradition of Excellence Since 1966.

Please Stop In Our Toms River Office: 732-244-4900 - 25 Route 37 East, Toms River, NJ FORKED RIVER

Home features a wrap around Custom Built Home On 3.5 Acres porch and is situated on 3.5 acres, perfect for the nature lover or horse owner. Complete with a 24 x 32 Pole Barn, two paddocks and abuts Double Trouble State Park. Kitchen features SS appliances, 2 x 6 construction, 4 spacious BRs, 8 x 10 MBA, vaulted ceilings, wood floors,Thermal windows, fireplace, fish pond with a bridge to above ground pool with a large deck, covered outdoor grill area, slate walkways, 2 zoned HWBB, C/A and solar panels make this home very efficient. If you need lots of outdoor space and privacy you will love this home. $449,900. #21644595 Call Patricia Pollack 732-244-4900.

SEASIDE PARK

Beach Block Condo

This beach block home is on a 50 x 100 lot. Walk up to the beach everyday! Home has been in the family since 1967 when two families decided they needed a summer home. There is a side by side 2 bedroom, one bathroom and kitchen area. Each unit has its own heat and A/C but does share water. Great location ! Fix up or start all over and build your dream home at the beach. $430,000. #21703717 Call Donna Walesiewicz 732-244-4900

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Beautiful 3,893 SF Center Hall Beautiful Center Hall Colonial Colonial on 1 acre w/ 4 BRs, 4 BAs and is filled with gems of designer touches, top of the line upgrades, luxurious amenities and to top in off, magnificent awe inspiring sunsets. Grand entry foyer of soaring ceilings, high gloss hdwd flooring and column detailed doorway surrounds. It features a first floor laundry w/ granite counter, mud room, spacious loft w/ balcony, one of a kind paint finishes, 3 1/2 car insulated garage w/ GDO’s & direct entry to the full 2,000 SF basement. $739,000. #21704126 Call Isaac Nussbaum 732-244-4900

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This mint Cape features beautiful hardwood floors, crown molding and four bedrooms. First floor has 2 bedrooms and a full bath, 2 more spacious bedrooms are located upstairs, full basement, half which is finished. This home is very well maintained, the great sized yard is fenced, with a no maintenance stamped concrete patio and a shed. Great location with easy access to GSP, beaches and hospital. This turn key Cape is offered at $259,900. #21644363 Call Melissa Lotano 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 Fabulous Florence model w/ 2 BR, 2 BA, 2 car garage home on a cul-de-sac. Formal living room, dining room, family room and eat in kitchen. A large Master suite with a Master bath and walk in closet. Premier club house with loads of clubs and activities. Indoor and outdoor pool, fitness center, tennis court, golf and so much more! $259,900. #21645467 Call Tina Orth 732-244-4900

JACKSON Secluded 5.12 Acres Completely private, perfect for investor. 3 BR, 1 BA, Ranch style home w/ 2/3 BRs, very rustic, home has no heat, stove is propane gas, oil furnace has not been used in years, above oil tank removed years ago. House is “as is.” Additional house on property, a tear down. Bathroom sink is not draining, according to township, house needs work before CO will be granted. Value is in land. $199,000. #21635668 Call Diane Della Rocca 732-244-4900 SEASIDE HEIGHTS

Condo

Enjoy this cozy 2 bedroom Condo only one short block to the beach and Boardwalk. Brand new laminate floors t h r o u g h o u t , p ri v a t e b alcony of f b edroom, all stainless steel appliances included. Enjoy or rent as a great investment! $124,900. #21641414 Call Gary Martin 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

Great Location 3 BR, 2.5 BA home w/ 1,929 sq ft of living space, first floor is an open floor plan including a 2 story family room with palladium windows, large kitchen, LR, dining area, half bath and attached garage up stairs you will find 3 bedrooms, laundry area, loft and 2 more bathrooms. BONUS a FULL FINISHED basement for added living space. All this in a beautiful development with an Olympic size pool, baby pool, tennis and basketball court, play ground and highly regarded Toms River North school system as well. $249,900. #21704612 Call Hadar Lewis 732-244-4900. BERKELEY TWP. HOLIDAY CITY

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Move right in! Lakeview model featuring 2 BRs, 2 BAs, an updated kitchen with a center island, Corian countertop and ceramic tile floor. Living room and dining room are open and bright. Newer air conditioner, dryer and windows, solar tube in bathroom. Well situated on a corner lot. Walk to the Clubhouse, loads of activities including pool, shuffleboard and tennis. Close to the Jersey shore, shopping and GSP. $184,900. #21644686 Call Robert Cox 732-244-4900.

Fabulous Montauk model w/ 2 bedroom, 2 bath, one car garage home, located on a cul-de-sac, premium location ! Spacious eat in kitchen with loads of high, extended cabinets, Corian counter tops, formal dining room, living room with a fireplace, sunroom, central air and gas heat. Walk to the Clubhouse and pool. $224,900. #21635221 Call Tina Orth 732-244-4900

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3 BR, 2 BA, 1 car garage home features a spacious eat in kitchen with premium granite counters and a breakfast nook. Formal LR, and DR where you will enjoy gathering. Master bedroom features 4 windows that overlook a wooded backyard. The relaxing family room has a gas fireplace and leads to the screened patio. Te private backyard is loaded with wildlife. Don’t delay…call today! $279,900. #21703836 Call Tina Orth 732-244-4900

5 BR, 3.5 BA, 2 car garage home w/ open 2 story foyer, large DR, bamboo hdwd floors, sunken GR and private entrance to office above the garage. The 1st floor also boasts a large MBR w/ expansive sitting room and Master bath complete w/ 2 sinks and Jacuzzi tub. Newer kitchen has Chocolate Bordeaux granite, SS appliances, bumped out breakfast nook and huge center island perfect for entertaining. The 2 story family room measures 26 x 20 with wood burning fireplace which opens out onto the Epay Deck which overlooks the private, professionally landscaped, backyard complete with an in-ground pool and numerous fruit trees. This home is sure to impress your fussiest of Buyers! $895,000. #21630018 Call Isaac Nussbaum 929-777-0347.

TOMS RIVER WHITESVILLE MEADOWS

4 BR, 2.5 BA Colonial with a 2 car garage and partially finished basement is nestled on a cul-desac. All 2016 new Timberline roof, furnace, water heater, C/A, open floor plan, updated kitchen w/ granite counters and peninsula, SS appliances, DR flows into FR, sliders lead to an oversized deck with granite bar and 12 + seats. Sprawling fenced yard backing to wooded tree-line offering plenty of privacy. Hot tub, firepit, BBS, and beautiful IG pool. $495,000. #21704694 Call Mary Beth Higham 732-244-4900

TOMS RIVER Totally Rebuilt This 2 bedroom, 2 bath ranch is located in the heart of Toms River. 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. $230,000. #21704030 Call Robert Cox 732-244-4900 MANCHESTER Adult Community RENAISSANCE Siena model w/ 2 bedroom, 2 bath, two car garage home 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! $274,900. #21633290 Call Tina Orth 732-674-7913. WHITING Adult Community PINE RIDGE SOUTH This well maintained and beautifully kept 2 bedroom, 2 bath home features a formal dining room and garage situated on a cul-de-sac with a gazebo in center island. A new furnace installed in October 2015 and a new dishwasher. Walk to the clubhouse and pool from the backyard. $61,000. #21640809 Call Robert Cox 732-244-4900.

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Celebrating Our 50th Year!

Please stoP In our toms rIver West offIce: 168 route 37 West, toms rIver, nJ 08755 • 732-244-2200

CONGRATULATIONS TO MARYELLEN PATICHIO, SALES AGENT FOR JANUARY, 2017!

TOMS RIVER

JUST LISTED!!! Contemporary style home lo c ated in “S quire Village” Featuring 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, den, LR, DR, EIK and 2 car garage. C/A 3 zone, gas heat, full appliance package, security system, skylight. $389,900. #21704178 Call Elaine MacPhee 732-244-2200 TOMS RIVER

Desirable Bayshore community-2 bed r o o m s , h a r d wo o d floors, gas forced hot air heat, front porch, wood burning fireplace. Walk to the Toms River/ local beach. Great starter or retirement home. $155,000. #21640374 Call Jeanette Calao 732-244-2200 BERKELEY TWP. H.C. SOUTH

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Why buy new when you can buy almost new!!! 2 yrs young Colonial home. Outstanding 3 bedroom or use the finished part of the basement as a 4th bedroom, 2.5 baths, 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

adult CommunitY

This beautiful and impressive 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath Colonial has many architectural details such as large bay & Palladian windows, spacious family room with vaulted ceiling and wood burning fireplace. Back staircase adds a wonderful feature to the family room. Large kitchen with breakfast area and roomy center island. Sunroom off the kitchen steps out to a back yard oasis. In-ground Gunite heated pool with 3.5’ built in lounge area. Beautiful landscaping. $624,900. #21634743 Call Elaine MacPhee 732-244-2200

Vacant Land- One acre building lot, natural gas on site, water/ sewer sep tic, cable at street, electric heat. Build your kind of home. $ 50,0 0 0. #2161232 Call Alan Krohn 732-245-1642

TOMS RIVER Charming, warm and inviting come to mind upon entering the foyer of this lovely home nestled in the Anchorage Section ofToms River. A quiet and serene location. Featuring EIK upgraded cabinets and counter tops, appliance pkg. pantry and sliding glass door spacious deck. Large family room, in-law suite with a separate entrance. Vinyl siding, upgraded windows, 3 yr old C/A, shed, sprinkler system. $295,000. #21646153 Call Elaine MacPhee 732-244-2200

Large split level home1800 sq. ft. 3 bedrooms upper level, family room with full bath on lower level. 2 car garage-driveway for 6 cars. Park like yard with patio, deck, Koi pond. Close to beaches and shop. $290,000. #21639957 Call Jeanette Calao 732-244-2200

BERKELEY TWP. adult CommunitY SILVERIDGE PARK NORTH JUST LISTED!!! You will fall in love with this unique Glen Ridge model. Quality craftsmanship shines thru out this home. Gorgeous kitchen, fully tiled bathrooms, hardwood flooring thru out. Private rear yard. Full appl. pkg. Den w/gas fireplace. Family room. 1 car garage with GDO, new water heater. $242,900. #21703048 Call Joe Zavatsky 73-244-2200 BERKELEY TWP. SILVERIDGE PARK WEST

adult CommunitY

JUST LISTED!!! Spacious Dawn Meadow model. Featuring 2 bed rooms, 2 baths, LR, DR, den, 1 car garage. C/A, gas heat, ceiling fans, washer/dryer, laundry room, patio. $168,900. #21641882 Call Daiana DeGennaro 732-244-2200

JUST LISTED!!! Expanded Chatham model. Featuring EIK,2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, light and bright den off kitchen. Picture window in living room. Vinyl sided, vinyl windows. Sprinkler system. Conveniently located near shopping, parkway, medical facilities. $132,000.0 #21703055 Call 732-244-2200

WHITING adult CommunitY CRESTWOOD VILLAGE 6 JUST LISTED!!! Cortland model located at the end of a cul-de-sac and backs to the wild life management preserve. This home has laminate flooring, an updated kitchen with new cabinetry and counter tops, updated bathroom, 3 season room overlooking the wild life preserve, laundry room, 1 car garage. $119,000. #21704177 Call Joe Zavatsky 732-244-2200

WHITING adult CommunitY CRESTWOOD VILLAGE 4 JUST REDUCED!!! 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. $67,500. #21633724 Call Joe Zavatsky 732-244-2200

TOMS RIVER

BERKELEY TWP. SILVERIDGE PARK WEST

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. $179,900. #21640445 Call Elaine MacPhee 732-244-2200

WHITING CRESTWOOD VILLAGE 5

adult CommunitY

JUST REDUCED!!! Lynnewood model. Home offers 2 bedrooms, 2 new bathrooms, new EIK, newer appliances, new laminate flooring, newer windows, newer C /A , new entr y doors, new baseboard heaters. Cozy den, laundry room, huge LR/DR combo. 1 car attached garage and a Timberline roof. $134,900. #21645491 Call Joe Zavatsky 732-244-2200 WHITING CRESTWOOD VILLAGE 4

adult CommunitY

JUS T REDUCED !!! Stratford model-2 bedrooms, 1.5 bath home is in move in condition. Many updates and improvements. Front den to relax in, full appl. pkg., laundry room is large w/utility sink. $44,900. #21644909 Call Joe Zavatsky 732-244-2200

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PATHWAYS In recent times substance abuse has been ravishing our communities, destroying families and depleting ourselves or loved ones from his or hers values and aspirations. Most people come to the point where they just don’t know what else to do. Localized treatment and IOP’s have failed and they don’t know what the next step should be.

Beefsteak Dinner Dance

BERKELEY – Holiday City @ Berkeley dance committee will have an all you can eat beefsteak (Filet Mignon) Dinner Dance on April 22 in Clubhouse II, on Port Royal Drive from 6 to 10 p.m. The cost is $30 per person. The menu includes salad, steak, French fries and an ice cream sundae; also in-

VFW Post 9503 Bayville Monthly Sunday Breakfast

WE CAN HELP!!! If you let us. At Pathways we take a unique approach in recovery. We understand that it is a long-term process and needs to be of the upmost importance in one’s journey to sobriety. This is NOT your traditional recovery path, see below what we have to offer each client: • Individual Therapy with a Licensed Clinician • Recovery/Life Coaching • Mental and Cognitive Health Sessions • SMART Recovery Meetings - (Available 4x per week in localized areas) • OUT OF STATE Recovery Homes (Our team will handle all travel and booking arrangements) • Sober Living Environments and Housing Male and Female • On-site Intervention Services • Crisis Response Team • Individual & Family Recovery Plans & After Care

CALL 732-898-3948

cluded are set ups, beer, wine and soda, coffee, and tea. Music by “Pipers Alley” and catered by Nightingale Caterers. Tickets will be sold on the first and third Tuesday from 11 a.m. to noon in Clubhouse I or call Lynn at 732-5575573.

BAYVILLE – The VFW Post 9503, located at 383 Veterans Blvd., is hosting an “All You Can Eat” breakfast on February 26 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. The monthly special is blueberry pancakes, with also eggs to order, breakfast sausage/hash,

home fries, tomato/orange juices, coffee/tea, wheat/rye breads and biscuits. Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for children. Active military members eat free. Orders to go for pick up are available by calling 732-269-2265. The next breakfast will be on March 30.

Newsletter Available

TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Parks and Recreation Newsletter has been published. The seasonal newsletter is a schedule of the events and programs sponsored by the department. The newsletter highlights the offerings of the Parks and Recreation Department as well as

information about the 27 parks, nature centers and golf courses throughout Ocean County. The newsletter is currently available at many park locations. To receive a newsletter, or to be placed on the mailing list, call 877-OCPARKS or visit oceancountyparks.org.

Spring Fling Gift Auction

TOMS RIVER – The Rotary Club of Toms River is hosting their third annual Spring Fling Gift Auction on March 4. The event will be held in The View at Eagle Ridge Golf Course in Lakewood. There will

A clinical research study for agitation in Alzheimer’s disease

be a hot dinner buffet, door prizes, cash bar, music and a 50/50. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased by calling Tim at 732-674-6898.

The TRIAD™ Research Study is currently evaluating an investigational medication to see if it may reduce symptoms of agitation due to Alzheimer’s disease.

Find out more today:

732-244-2299 www.newjerseymemory.com

Memory & Aging Center 20 Hospital Dr, Ste 12 Toms River, New Jersey

Certain qualified participants may have an opportunity to receive the investigational medication for an additional year as part of an extension study.


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The Toms River Times, February 18, 2017, Page 27

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

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.

La Bove Grande Restaurant & Banquet Serving Lunch & Dinner 7 Days

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