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Vol. 17 - No. 43

In This Week’s Edition


TIMES | February 17, 2018

Your FREE Weekly Hometown Newspaper For Brick and Lakewood Townships

Community News!


School Budget Season Approaching

Counts On The Rise

Don’t miss what’s happening in your town.

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Government Page 7.

Letters Page 8.

Dr. Izzy’s Sound News Identifying And Managing Falls

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Dear Pharmacist

(Budget - See Page 4)

Biotin & Probiotics Increase Thyroid Hormone

Local Students Learn Dangers Of Impaired Driving

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Dear Joel Finding Love

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Inside The Law

Why A Survey Is Essential For Successful Closing?

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Business Directory Page 22.

Classifieds Page 21.

Wolfgang Puck

Treat Your Sweetheart To The Sweet Taste Of Italy

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Horoscope Page 27.

By Judy Smestad-Nunn BRICK - As budget season approaches, acting superintendent of schools Dennis Filippone gave an overview of the process that would be used to formulate the 2018-2019 school year budget. “We don’t have any numbers because the state aid amount won’t be coming out until mid-March, but we’re making an attempt to let the public know the process for developing the budget,” said Filippone during the Feb. 8 Board of Education meeting. The school district has a lot of wants and needs, which have to be separated based upon visions, goals and projected enrollment, he said. In November and December 2017, program managers, including school principals and the administration, began the budget-building process by using enrollment projections and by reviewing staffing accounts. In January and February 2018, program managers held some 20 meetings with the superintendent and business administrator to review each budget, and the resulting overview was presented during

–Photos courtesy Ben Wurst, Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ (See this story on Page 4)

The State Of Barnegat Bay By Judy SmestadNunn BRICK - What do you like about Barnegat Bay? W hat don’t you like about Barnegat Bay? What has changed over the past 15 years or so, and if there has been a change, has it been for the better or worse?

These were the questions posed by the B a r n e g a t B ay Pa r tnership (BBP) in the f i r s t of a d o z e n o r so outreach programs planned between now and Ju ne desig ned t o develop a CC M P (Comprehensive Cons e r vat ion a nd M a n agement Plan) - or a (Bay - See Page 14)

–Photo by Kimberly Bosco Students from Brick Township High School line up to try on the goggles.

–Photo by Judy Smestad-Nunn This slide was presented to the public at an outreach program for the Barnegat Bay Partnership.

By Kimberly Bosco TOMS RIVER – Students from six different high schools got a first-hand look at what impaired driving really looks like after attending the “3-D Drinking, Drugging, Driving: Always a Choice, Never An Accident” event held at the (Driving - See Page 5)


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Osprey Counts On The Rise

By Jennifer Peacock NEW JERSEY – The state’s osprey population added 75 new nests over a four-year period, a newly-released report said. The 2017 Osprey Project in New Jersey, released in January, reported that 668 active nests were recorded, a number well above what the study calls “the historic pre-DDT estimate of 500 pairs.” DDT, a pesticide used for insect control, was banned for agricultural use in 1972. The report showed findings from 1984-2017, with the biggest gains happening between the reporting dates of 2013 and 2017 in Monmouth

and Ocean counties. Starting in the 1980s and continuing through 2009, manned aircraft were used to study osprey populations. However, for the 2013 census, the project used volunteers on the ground—on foot and boat—to record the activity of known nests. Research starts in the spring; the surveys are timed with the nesting period, or when the young are nest-bound. Surveys record the number of young, their ages, and the condition of the nesting platform. Volunteers remove garbage from the nest to prevent suffocation or life-threatening entanglements. The young osprey, those less than three-weeks

old, are banded for future tracking. In 2017, 892 young were recorded and 408 branded. That same year, 19 branded birds from New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, Aruba, Antilles and Venezuela were encountered. Volunteers found a 16-year-old male, who is the oldest reported osprey found in the state. Despite being the nation’s most densely populated state, New Jersey’s marshes, coastline and open space make it an ideal home for the osprey. The state is home to 86 percent of the recorded osprey population along the Atlantic Coast and Delaware Bayshore. Nests are found from Cape May to Sandy Hook, from the Maurice River

to Salem. The Environmental Defense Fund reported that DDT was widely used after World War Two. The pesticide caused birds to lay thin-shelled eggs, which broke during incubation. It didn’t affect just osprey; peregrine falcons, brown pelicans and bald eagles all saw their populations plummet. With the banning on DDT and measures to protect open space and remaining bird populations, those populations have increased. The full report can be found at A list of all known osprey nests can be found at


School Facilities Director William Kolibas gave an overview of recently completed facilities projects, ongoing repairs and improvements, and projects on the “needs” list for the 2018-2019 school budget. Some of the “need” items include solar panel repair at Emma Havens Young Elementary School, lintel repair at Lake Riviera Middle School, redoing the stage floors at both high schools, HVAC replacement at Veterans Elementary, Veterans Middle School and Brick High School auditorium. Kolibas said that survey work is ongoing for the replacement of Drum Point Elementary School, phase two of parking lot improvements at the Veterans Complex, various concrete and asphalt repair at numerous schools, and more. Director of Curriculum Susan McNamara said

that chronic absenteeism is a problem in the district and an administrative team had met during the summer to try to address the issue. She said there would be a curriculum presentation during the March Board of Education meeting. School Business Administrator James Edwards there would be a request for proposals from firms for an operational budget audit in the 2018-2019 budget. Edwards said a proposed wellness clinic for school employees could save on medical costs to the district by providing services to employees and their dependents. Director of Human Resources Sean Cranston said he would be presenting a budget that includes budget adjustments for retirements, substitute teachers, coaches, and much more. Superintendent Interviews

In other news, Filippone said that the initial round of interviews for a permanent superintendent has been completed, and there are five candidates remaining. “We believe we’ll have a good candidate by the April meeting,” he said. The next Board of Education meeting will be on Thursday, March 8 when “Budget Building 1” will be presented. “Budget Building 2” is planned for the April 12 Board of Education meeting, and if the state aid numbers are announced by mid-March, a public hearing on the budget is planned for Thursday, April 26. All meetings will be at 7 p.m in the Brick Professional Development Center (BPDC), located adjacent to the central administration offices at the Veterans Complex on Hendrickson Avenue.

Continued From Page 1 the February Board of Education meeting. During the March and April 2018 Board of Education meetings, “Budget-Building 1 and 2” would be presented on transportation, facilities, human resources, principals, technology and curriculum/instruction. Afterwards, one or two board members would meet to review, comment and ask questions before a public hearing is held, and the budget is adopted. Filippone said the budget presentations would be “a difficult process.” During the Budget-Building process, committee reports would be delivered by school professionals because “they would be front and center,” Filippone said.

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Continued From Page 1 Ocean County Mall on Feb. 9. Hosted by the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center, the event incorporated individuals from the Ocean County Health Department, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office and local police departments to help educate students about the dangers of impaired driving. The students came from high schools all over Ocean County, including Brick, Jackson, Lacey, Lakewood, and Toms River. Committeeman Peter Curatolo of Lacey, also the director of Ocean County’s Intoxicated Driver Resource Center, was one of the facilitators of this event. “We want to take the conviction process out of the government venue,” he said. “We’re trying to impart wisdom and save a life.” The event was held in the open center of the Ocean County Mall, where representatives from the various departments set up tables with information about the services they provide. Many of the tables also provided the students with free items and information about drugs and alcohol. The Lakewood Police Department had a table full of free notebooks and informative pamphlets, the Ocean County Department of Human Services set up a table with premade bags full of pamphlets and booklets for the students to take, and the OCHD even set up an area for blood pressure and glucose testing during the event. Gym mats and a floor maze were set up for students to try out different types of goggles that simulate what it feels like to be drunk or high on certain drugs. Curatolo explained that the students could try out the “drunk” goggles, marijuana goggles, or even LSD and Molly goggles, to feel how different motor skills are affected by each of these different drugs. Students lined up to try out the goggles, administered by the police officers. One line of students waited to try catching a ball over a gym mat with the impairing goggles on. An officer would throw the ball from a distance of about 6 or 7 feet and almost no student could successfully catch it with the goggles impairing their motor skills. Another line of students waited to try walking through a floor maze that simulated driving a winding road; where you could stop at stop signs and swerve for pedestrians and bicyclists. The students

C orrection In the Feb. 3 article “No Tax Rate Increase In Fire Elections,” there were a few mistakes. The tax rates for two fire companies were switched: District 1’s tax rate would be .044 per $100 of assessment, and District 2’s tax rate would be .058. Neither rates increased from last year, but they were just assigned to the wrong districts. Additionally, commissioner James J. Lepore Jr. was spelled incorrectly. We regret the errors.

The Brick Times, February 17, 2018, Page 5 that tried this simulation shuffled along slowly, focusing intently on the road and many still failed to successfully make it through the maze without figuratively hitting a pedestrian or swerving off the road. Curatolo noted that part of this event was also meant to create an opportunity for students to interact with law enforcement in a positive way. Although the purpose of these exercises was to show the students how drugs and alcohol really do have a negative effect on motor skills, the students were enjoying trying on the goggles and interacting with the officers in a comfortable environment. Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, Director of Administration and Program Development for the Health Department, made a speech on behalf of the Board of Freeholders, noting that Freeholder Director Gerry Little was 100 percent in support of this event, although he could not be in attendance. As he spoke to the students, Rumpf recalled memories during his time as a defense attorney that were relevant to the topic at hand, noting: “If you do

drink alcohol or consume drugs and get behind the wheel, it is not something you’ll forget.” “Driving is something we take for granted, but it is probably the most dangerous thing we do every day,” said Curatolo. Curatolo urged the students to never forget that their futures are “worth more than gold,” and to always engage in safe driving practices. “People’s lives get destroyed,” because of impaired driving, he said. This point was driven home when special guest Gabe Hurley took the mic to tell his story. The 33-year old Hurley told the story of how he became the victim of a drunken driving accident, and went from being a normal guy with a job and a girlfriend, to a now blind and disfigured “medical miracle.” “Why would anything bad happen to a guy like me?” he asked himself, describing the sense of invincibility that many teens feel. Hurley was the victim of a near fatal crash nine years ago, when a group of inebriated teens caused an accident that

sent a piece of their car’s engine to go flying through Hurley’s windshield and into his face. “This is what happens when you combine youth and inexperience behind the wheel,” he said. Hurley was disfigured and nearly dead when he was placed into a medically-induced coma. He noted that the doctors called him a medical miracle, and it took extensive, hard work to put him back together. Although he lost his eyesight, his sense of smell, and his face may never look the same as it once did, Hurley said that he is grateful to be alive to tell his story today, if it can help save someone else. Finishing up the presentations, Prosecutor Joseph Coronato spoke to the students, imparting a few last words of wisdom. “Go out and speak,” he said. “Convey what you have learned here today.” He urged the students to understand that tragedy can come out of normal activities, such as driving a car, and to be smart and safe when getting behind the wheel. “You’re the ones who can make a difference,” he said.

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SPOTLIGHT ON GOVERNMENT Correspondence & Commentary From Your Local, County, State & Federal Officials

Deborah Hospital Funding To Be Reinstated From The Desk Of

Congressman Tom MacArthur WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-3rd) announced his bipartisan legislation the Fairness for Our Hospitals Act was included in the budget deal that passed the House and Senate, and is now on its way to become law. This will provide Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Burlington County with millions of dollars each year and will allow the hospital to continue its mission of providing patients with access to high-quality care, including the many senior citizens and veterans that Deborah

serves. The Fairness for Our Hospitals Act closes an unfair loophole in federal law that prevents rural hospitals in states like New Jersey from participating in the Medicare Dependent Hospital Program (MDH), which helps support small rural hospitals that serve Medicare patients. New Jersey is designated as one of only three “all-urban” states, along with Delaware and Rhode Island. As a result, local hospitals that would otherwise qualify, like Deborah, are denied additional

From The Desk Of

Congressman Chris Smith ASBURY PARK - Congressman Chris Smith (R-4th) issued the following statement at a Feb. 7 rally in Monmouth County opposing off-shore drilling along the Jersey Shore:

“I am pleased to join you today in strongly opposing offshore drilling and exploration for oil and gas off the coast of New Jersey. “As a long-time opponent

Medicare reimbursements; this inequality is unfair and against the intent and goals of the Medicare program. MacArthur has worked tirelessly on this issue since coming to Congress, and has advocated directly with the Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, Congressman Kevin Brady, about the importance of this fix for his constituents in South Jersey. This is not the first time that MacArthur has helped South Jersey hospitals better serve his constituents. In 2017, he led a successful bipartisan effort urging the extension of a key Medicare policy—the imputed rural floor—to provide New Jersey hospitals with fair and equitable payments to support physicians and other health care professionals providing care to NJ residents. Congressman MacAr-

thur advocated directly for this extension with HHS Secretary Tom Price, which provided $36.4 million in federal funding for 17 New Jersey hospitals. He was joined by U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, and Congressmen Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09) and Frank LoBiondo (NJ-02) in this effort. “This is great news for Deborah Hospital and for the seniors and veterans that receive care from the hospital,” MacArthur said. “Many of my constituents depend on Deborah for state-ofthe-art health care, which is why I’ve worked tirelessly with the hospital and House leadership to fix this unfair loophole. South Jersey is proud of the quality care we provide to seniors, veterans, and others in our communities and I’ll continue to stand up for them in Congress.” “We are thankful for the

multi-year effort by Congressman Tom MacArthur and Bill Pascrell, Jr. that resulted in bipartisan legislation allowing Deborah Heart and Lung Center to participate in the Rural Medicare Dependent Hospital program,” said Joseph Chirichella, Deborah President and CEO. “The additional payments, which we believe Deborah was always entitled to, will help Deborah continue to be one of the nation’s leaders in cardiovascular care. There is a lot of cynicism about the political process, but this is an example of congressmen working across the aisle to right a wrong. Without the persistence and passion of the congressmen, this legislation would not have happened.” Congressman MacArthur and Senator Menendez introduced the Fairness for Our Hospitals

Act in their respective Chambers in 2017. It is cosponsored by Reps. Pascrell, Jr. and Lisa Blunt-Rochester (D-Del.) in the House of Representatives and Sens. Booker, Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Christopher Coons (D-Del.) in the Senate. To qualify for rural MDH payments, the hospital must be in a rural area; have 100 or fewer beds during the cost reporting period; cannot already be classified as Sole Community Hospital (another rural-only hospital designation); and at least 60% of its patients must use Medicare. Deborah is a not-for-profit specialty hospital dedicated to cardiac and pulmonary care located in the heart of New Jersey’s Pine Barrens. It accepts Medicare and other insurance, but has traditionally provided its patients with high-quality care at zero outof-pocket expense.

Smith Speaks Out Against Offshore Drilling

of drilling off the New Jersey coastline, I have serious concerns about this newest attempt and believe that New Jersey should be exempt. That is why on January 9th I wrote and led a letter to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, signed by all members of the New Jersey Congressional Delegation, stating “strong opposition” to the proposal. Like you, I believe the potential consequences of offshore drilling

and exploration outweigh the possible benefit. In short, New Jersey’s pristine beaches, marine ecosystem and economy are far too important to take a chance on drilling. Economically, this proposal could impact 1.4 million jobs and over $95 billion in gross domestic product that rely on a healthy Atlantic Ocean - not to mention New Jersey’s $8 billion com-

mercial and recreational fishing industry and our beach tourism, which contributes significantly to our over $40 billion tourism industry. An oil spill off the coast of New Jersey, even a minor one, could wash ashore and wreak havoc on our beaches, wildlife, local residents and businesses which rely upon beach tourism. Asserting our energy independence and protecting our environ-

ment do not have to be mutually exclusive, and I believe we must accomplish this in a way that does not compromise our coastal waters and beaches. Therefore, I have been - and remain - unalterably opposed to the offshore drilling proposal, and I will continue fighting to protect New Jersey’s beaches and coastal waters from efforts to expand oil and gas drilling and exploration.”

Singer Bill Revamping, Expanding NJ STARS Scholarship Program Passes Senate

TRENTON - Legislation sponsored by Sen. Robert Singer to revamp and expand the New Jersey Student TuitionAssistance Reward Scholarship Program (NJ STARS) passed the New Jersey Senate. This bill allows more of New Jersey’s top-performing high school students to receive scholarships covering the full cost of community college and a portion of tuition at New Jersey’s four-year colleges and universities. “College affordability is one of the greatest concerns for students and their families,” said Singer (R-Monmouth, Ocean). “Increasing the opportunity for our top high school students to qualify for State-funded scholarships will help them to focus more on their education and less on the financial burden of paying for college. By covering a significant portion of tuition bills through

these scholarships, we’ll protect more students from student loan debt.” Currently, students who graduate in the top 15 percent of their high school class qualify for NJ STARS scholarships that cover the full cost of tuition at any New Jersey community college. NJ STARS students who earn an associate’s degree with a minimum 3.25 grade point average are eligible for a NJ STARS II scholarship of up to $2,500 per year at any New Jersey public or independent four-year college or university. Sen. Singer’s legislation, S-763, renames NJ STARS the New Jersey HonorScholars Program and expands eligibility to students ranking in the top 20 percent of their class. The NJ HonorScholars program will continue providing the scholarships previously offered under the NJ STARS II

Program. Additionally, the New Jersey HonorScholars Program will create new scholarships for students who graduate in the top 10 percent of their high school class to attend a four-year institution for four years. “New Jersey exports more of our students to out-of-state colleges than any other state in the nation, and many of them never return home after graduation,” added Singer. “Our revamped NJ HonorScholars will help hardworking kids to make the smart choice to continue their studies at New Jersey’s community colleges and four-year colleges, which rank among the best in the nation. We can make a college diploma more affordable and help our state to retain the best and the brightest students, who will go on to contribute to New Jersey as they enter the workforce.”


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F eAtUreD L etter Murphy’s Law On Marijuana A new governor always brings in new changes. But none of them, it seems, has caused more discussion than Gov. Phil Murphy’s promise to legalize recreational marijuana. Environmentalists focus on his commitment to the environment. Economists are scrutinizing his economic platform. But everyone seems to have an opinion about his campaign promise to legalize. Toms River, Berkeley, and Point Pleasant Beach have taken steps toward banning the use of recreational marijuana. Officials in other towns, like Manchester, have mentioned it. South Toms

River would like to hear residents’ opinion before they make a decision. Ban ning something that is already illegal is strange. I suppose we should be saying that the town “continues to outlaw” the use of recreational marijuana. Even in a town where the drug is banned, the law’s language specif ically bans the recreational use, not the medicinal use. All this will be nothing but talk if the state never legalizes it. What are your thoughts on the matter? Make sure your politicians hear your voice. Chris Lundy News Editor

EDITORIAL Make Yourself Heard

The people of Brick face an array of issues – taxes, traffic, the environment, education. Issues that will impact Brick for years to come. And no doubt you have something to say about them. So what can you do to ensure that your voice gets heard? First and foremost, town cou ncil meetings. Let your officials know you’re

watching. You can also write letters to the editor to papers like ours. People follow their local papers and by writing about important issues, you spark vital discussion on topics that affect your life. Don’t allow yours to be a lone voice in the wilderness. Make yourself heard.

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Congress Should Repeal Limit On Therapy Strokes, surgeries, and trauma from falls or other injuries sometimes result in patients needing extensive care by physical, occupational or speech therapists. But because of inaction by Congress, many seniors on Medicare are facing expensive out-of-pocket costs for treatments they need to remain independent. A failure by Congress to repeal a harsh limit on therapy treatments poses ver y real f inancial and medical threats to seniors already struggling from st rokes or debilit at i ng conditions like Alzheimer’s and Park i nson’s. Some could be forced to ration care. Others may si m ply n o t b e a ble t o afford as many therapy session s a s t hey need , putting them in danger of new injuries. T h is yea r, t he a n nual limits are $2,010 for b o t h p hy sic a l t h e r a py and speech-language pathology (SLP) combined, and a separate $2,010 for occupational therapy. AARP is urging Congress to promptly repeal the limit on therapy services so that millions of vulnerable older America n s a nd p e ople w it h d isabil it ies get v it al ly needed rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation services are critical for seniors to maintain their independence so they can remain in their homes. Therapy also helps to avoid costly nu rsing home care or hospitalizations that can bankrupt those who are

Letters already str ugglingTo with The Editorissue, so voters can make Climate Change high health care costs. Sen iors have worked hard and paid into Medicare thei r whole lives. Congress needs to immediately fix this harmful policy so seniors can get the rehabilitation services they need. Stephanie Hunsinger State Director AARP New Jersey

Go Forth And Multiply This is in response to t he feat u red let ter i n T he Manchester Times on Feb. 3, 2018, about blaming the popes and church for over-populat ion i n t he world. T he Bible tells us about Abrah a m , t he fat he r of a l l religions. Abraham was promised that his descendants would number more than “the sands on the shore.” If God is comfortable with a multitude of peoples, then we have no right to obstruct His covenant, even today. Statistics tell us that wo m e n h ave 2 .8 ch i l dren. The fraction is for women who cannot have children. Look around at your own family. What female has more than 2 or 3 children; it is only a very small percentage. The author accuses the c h u r c h of a d vo c a t i n g i r responsible parenthood a nd cont r ibut i ng to poverty. Statistics also tell us that when people are freed from poverty, the birthrate drops signif icantly. The author’s accusations are preposterous. Marie Pellicano Whiting

Articles Needed I’m writing to urge this publ icat ion t o prov ide meaningful coverage of cli mate cha nge du r i ng the upcoming Congressional election i n NJ District 2. This election is impor tant because voters will choose a successor to our long-time Congressman Frank LoBiondo, who has chosen not to run. Climate change is already impacti ng South Je r sey. A s a st at e, we have poured more than $1 billion and 120 million cubic yards of sand into beach replenishment projects alone. According to NOAA, high tides i n Atla nt ic Cit y re a ch more than a foot higher than they did last cent u r y. A t l e a s t 8 0 , 0 0 0 people and $47 billion of property value in South Jersey are at increased f lood risk due to climate c h a n g e . Wa r m e r t e m peratures also fuel more p owe r f u l s t o r m s , a n d u np r e d ic t able we at he r patter ns threaten South Jer sey ag r icu lt u re a nd fisheries. Looking ahead, the impact to South Jersey will be even greater, as ocean levels are predicted to rise by another 3-6 feet by 2100. There ARE bipartisan solutions to the climate crisis. But we need our elected off icials to act now, both to avoid worse climate problems and to make sure South Jersey h a s a r ole i n t h e n e w clean energy economy. We need news organizations like The Southern O ce a n Time s a nd Je r to help cover this important

informed choices during t he upcom i ng pr i ma r y and general elections in District 2. Please ask all candidates if they will join Congress’ Climate Solut ion s Caucu s, a nd support taking comprehe n sive a c t ion on cl imate change, including solutions such as a carb o n -f e e - a n d - d i v i d e n d approach. Bill Harclerode Co-Chair, CCL South Jersey Chapter Little Egg Harbor

Military Parade Is Madness I am urging my Representative Thomas MacArthur to use whateve r i n f lu e n c e he h a s to conv i nce t he W h ite House to abandon plans for a military parade. Consider how the Unite d S t a t e s’ i m a g e h a s s u f fe r e d o n t he wo rld st age i n t he past few months and then consider what sort of image this will project to the world. W h at t he P r e sid e nt i s calling for is reminiscent of what was seen during the Cold War and what is currently seen in dictatorial regimes - North Korea comes to mind. I have asked Representative MacArthur to encourage the White House to spend the money on o u r ve t e r a n s w h o a r e s u f fe r i n g f r o m u n e m ployment and healthcare concerns. If the President does that and for once shows some empathy for others, there might be a small glimmer of positive light shone on this administration. Re p. Ma cA r t hu r ha s claimed to work for his constituents and veterans in the numerous mailings he has sent. I urge him to work for them now and stop this madness. Kimberly A. LoGiudice Brick

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Antique Stock Cars And Racing POINT PLEASANT – Join us on Feb. 18 from 12-4 p.m. for Antique Stock Cars and Racing at the Vintage Automobile Museum of NJ, 1800 Bay Ave. The owners and drivers of these unique cars have generously loaned them to us for your enjoyment. You’ll wish the cars could talk to tell you about their many thrilling trips around the tracks.

The display also includes a variety “aut omobi l ia ,” v i nt age aut omot ive servicing equipment, children’s toys, die-cast and model cars, and a host of period antiques. Admission is free, however donations are welcome. For more information call 732-8890012 or 609-713-4310.

2nd Annual Over/Under Handicap Doubles Tournament TOMS RIVER – St. Stephen’s Episcopal Chu rch of W hiting and Solar Source of Brick will host the second annual Over/Under Handicap Doubles Tournament on April 22, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. at Playdrome Lanes in Toms River. A maximum of 36 doubles teams, consisting of one bowler over and one bowler under the age of 50 can compete. This is a USBC sanctioned event. Both bowlers must have an established average from one of the past two seasons or and established average from this season for 45 games as of April 1, 2018. Participants will bowl a 5-game qualifying block with six teams advancing to a step-ladder format, one-game single elimination roll-off. The top qualifying team is automatically seeded to the final match. Handicap is 100 percent of the difference of the individual’s highest sanctioned average and a scratch figure

of 230. The entry fee is $100 per doubles team or $50 per bowler. Prize fund will be returned 100 percent. A portion of the entr y fee will benef it St. Stephen’s. Optional high game brackets and eliminator side action will be available. The top prize is $1000 based on 36 paid team entries. Total entries limited to 36 teams and close on April 15, 2018 or when 36 teams have entered and paid. To enter, make checks payable to: St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and mail directly to the Parish Office, to William Bodine – Tour nament Director: 180 Route 539, Whiting, NJ 08759. For more information call William Bodine at 732-814 - 6683, Playdrome Lanes at 732-349-5345, or St. Stephen’ sat 732-350-2121, or email wbodine3@

Brick National Pet Adoption Weekend

BRICK – Come out to celebrate National Pet Adoption Weekend and meet the adoptable rescues at PetSmart, 2 Brick Plaza on Feb. 18 from 1-4 p.m. There will be cats and dogs, depending on which animals are in the rescue at that time. This event is hosted by Rebecca’s

Rescues. We will also be looking for volunteers new foster homes, so sign up with us! We also will be taking in donations at this event to fund items needed for the cats and dogs in our foster care. For more information call 732-262-5390.

“Eyes of Faith” Easter Cantata Offered By St. Paul’s UMC



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BRICK – St. Paul’s United Methodist Church of Brick presents this year’s Easter Cantata entitled “The Eyes of Faith,” beautifully sung by the church’s Chancel Choir. This event is free and open to the public. All are invited! Performances will take place on Saturday and Sunday, March 24 and 25 beginning at 7:30. For more information, visit St. Paul’s website at or call the church office at 732-458-2080.

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Manasquan Quakers MANASQUAN – In today’s argumentative and indignant world, the Quaker faith and testimonies offer much good counsel and support. For four Friday nights in March, come and share your experiences of peace,

equality, community, integrity and simplicity. The event is open to the public. Refreshments and child care provided. Mark your calendar for March 2, 9, 16, and 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. Spread the word and bring a friend!

Naturalist Nights

LAKEWOOD – Join us at the Beach Complex at Ocean County Park in Lakewood for Naturalist Nights on Feb. 22 from 6-7 p.m. What is a naturalist? The term is rarely used in our modern world. Teddy Roosevelt, John Muir, Gifford Pinchot and Rachel Carson were naturalists. A naturalist takes a holistic view of nature and eschews the

supernatural. Naturalists are inherently curious, and that curiosity is encouraged during these short-subject programs. Bring a notebook and plenty of questions. The cost is $5 per person for those 12 and older. For more information call 732-506-9090.

St. Paul’s UMC of Brick Announces Easter Services Schedule

BRICK – Many convenient worship services will be held to accommodate everyone’s schedule. “Mau ndy” wit h a n “Upper Room Communion” will be held on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Good Friday Service will be on March 30, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Easter Sunday Worship Services on April 1, 2018 begin with a sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. at the Brick Reservoir.

For your seating comfort, please bring your own chair. Inclement weather will relocate the sunrise service to the church. Additionally, there will be an 8 a.m. and a 9:30 a.m. worship service, as well as an 11 a.m. service at the church. All are invited! Check our website for information,, or call the church office at 732-458-2080.

22nd Annual International Chef’s Night Out Returns

By Kimberly Bosco TOMS RIVER – You are invited to join The Ocean County Foundation for Vocational Technical Education for a night of great food and treats at the 22nd Annual International Chef’s Night Out! Join tons of area restaurants, caterers, bakeries, specialty stores and beverage distributors on the evening of March 12 from 6-9 p.m. to sample sweet and savory treats as well as fine wines and tasty beverages! Tickets cost $60 in advance and $75 at the

door. This event is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Foundation and all proceeds will benefit the Foundation and its students. There will be a 50/50 raffle, themed gift basket raffles and door prizes as well. To buy tickets visit For more information call Sharon Noble at 732473-3100 ext. 3157. This event will be held at the Toms River Athletic Arena, Old Freehold Road. Come out for an evening of great food, drinks and fun!

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Continued From Page 1 community-developed road map - to help protect and restore the bay. The first CCMP was adopted in 2002 by the BBP, which is one of 28 National Estuary Programs administered by the federal Environmental Protection Agency. BBP is a department of Ocean County College, and they work in a partnership of federal, state, municipal, academic, business and private organizations to help restore, protect and enhance the Barnegat Bay ecosystem. “A lot has changed since our CCMP was first adopted in 2002,” said BBP

special events coordinator Betsy Hyle f rom t he Br ick Libr a r y la st we ek , where the first of a dozen or so outreach programs was held. “[Superstorm] Sandy, climate change, more storms and more sea level rise to name a few, which we have to incorporate into our new CCMP,” Hyle said. Since 2002, BBP has reworked strategies and objectives and added new actions, and has identified four priority areas: • Water Supply, to ensure adequate water supplies and f low for ecological and human communities now and in the future. • Water Quality, to protect and improve water qu alit y t h roug hout Ba r negat

Bay and its watershed by addressing the causes of water quality degradation to achieve swimmable, f ishable and drinkable water, and to suppor t aquatic life. • Land Use, to improve and sustain collaborative regional approaches to responsible land use planning and open space protection in the watershed that protect a nd i mprove water qu alit y, water supply, living resou rces, soil function and hydrology. • Living Resources, to protect, restore and enhance habitats to ensure healthy and sustainable natural communities of plants and animals now and in the future. BBP public out reach coord i nator

Karen Walzer said that the four priority areas are all related and affect each other. “We have a lot more understanding of Barnegat Bay science with the help from our partners and the NJ Department of Envi ron ment al’s Ten-Poi nt Plan, which has funded a lot of good projects,” she said. Introduced in 2010, the Ten-Point Plan includes water quality monitoring, stormwater management, the purchase of open space along the 660-square m ile Ba r negat Bay water shed , a nd more. “The most impor tant thing people can do at the local level is to look at their (Bay - See Page 22)

Understanding Meniscal Tears: How Can Physical Therapy Help You? By: Kimberly Lotito, PTA, Manchester Location

ANATOMY AND FUNCTION OF THE MENISCUS: Within the knee, there are two C-shaped cartilage structures called the medial and the lateral meniscus, which lie on the top of the bone of the lower leg called the tibia. This cartilage provides many aspects of knee function such as cushioning, stability, shock absorption, load transmission, nutrition, lubrication and joint stress reduction. If the medial or lateral meniscus are torn, the knee would lose that support and protection, causing changes within the joint space and on the bony surfaces, eventually leading to possible knee osteoarthritis (OA).

HOW CAN A TEAR OCCUR? A tear in the medial or lateral meniscus can occur by either sudden trauma or gradual degeneration. Traumatic meniscus injuries usually occur when the foot is planted on the ground while the knee is bent, rotated, and compressed all at once. This type of injury to the meniscus is more common to occur in a younger population. Degenerative tears tend to occur in individuals older than 40 years of age. If the cartilage has weakened or worn thin over time, the meniscus can be injured very easily. All it takes is an awkward twist of the knee by any type of insignificant activity such as squatting, getting out of a car or up from a chair, and results in pain, swelling and locking of the knee.

RISK FACTORS FOR DEGENERATIVE TEARS: • Age (> 60 years of age) • Gender (male) • Work-related kneeling, squatting and climbing stairs (> 30 flights)

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF MENISCAL TEARS: If you have a history of some sort of twisting injury, followed by pain, swelling, locking or catching, you

could possibly have a torn meniscus. You may also have pain along the joint line with forced hyperextension (straightening the knee fully) or maximum flexion (bending the knee fully). One of the main symptoms that would stand out as a possible meniscal tear involve locking and/ or catching. You may also experience increased pain with weight-bearing activities such as walking or standing, or experience your leg “giving way”, causing safety problems.

WHAT DO I DO IF I THINK I HAVE A MENISCAL TEAR? If you suspect you have a tear in the meniscus of your knee, it is encouraged to see your primary physician or an orthopaedic doctor. The doctor will then perform a manual test to see if there is a possible tear. One of the manual tests done is the McMurray test where the doctor will bend the knee, then straighten and rotate it, putting tension on the torn meniscus, and eliciting a clicking sound or sensation. To confirm the diagnosis, the doctor may request diagnostic testing, including an X-ray and/or MRI. Depending on the extent of the injury to the meniscus, as well as the location of the tear, recovery could include either surgery or a non-operative approach, which includes physical therapy. Types of surgeries involving the meniscus include total meniscectomy, partial meniscectomy, and meniscal repair or transplant. In the U.S., arthroscopic partial meniscectomy after meniscal tear is the most frequent orthopaedic surgical procedure.

HOW CAN PHYSICAL THERAPY HELP A MENISCAL TEAR? At your first visit, your physical therapist will perform an Initial Evaluation to determine an appropriate treatment plan, addressing your symptoms, to help you return to your prior level of function. At the beginning stages of your injury, you may experience swelling and pain, which your physical therapist can help ease with use of modalities, including ice, electric stimulation and ultrasound, as well as manual therapy techniques such as retrograde massage, passive range of motion and light stretching. After acute symptoms have subsided, the physical therapist will prescribe the appropriate therapeutic exercises to improve strength and endurance in isolated muscle groups, progressing you towards a safe return to performing functional activities, including driving, walking and stair negotiation, as well as recreational and work-related activities.


The answer is Yes! If deemed appropriate for your recovery, your surgeon will recommend to start physical therapy along with protocol guidelines to follow as your knee heals week to week. Your physical therapist will guide you through the appropriate steps of each recovery phase, with the use of therapeutic exercise, modalities, manual therapy techniques and a home exercise program, including any precautions or specific care instructions after your surgery. At All-Care Physical Therapy, we specialize in the treatment of meniscal tears and post-operative meniscal recovery. Our skilled physical therapist will develop an individualized treatment plan, specific to your injury, in order to make your recovery as comfortable and painfree as possible. To schedule an appointment at our Manchester facility, please call 732-657-7900.

KIMBERLY LOTITO, PTA Kim earned her Associates degree in Applied Science for the Physical Therapist Assistant program from Union County College, along with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Sports Medicine from Rutgers University. Her professional focus has been in outpatient orthopedic care and sports medicine since being licensed. Her areas of interest include geriatrics, pre, post, and non-operative care, as well as return to play care for recreational and scholastic athletes. As a student, her clinical affiliations included acute/inpatient experience in a hospital setting, balance and gait training utilizing the Solo Step harness, and soft tissue mobilization and manual therapy in treating a variety of orthopedic dysfunctions in outpatient settings. She uses a variety of techniques such as joint mobilization, soft tissue massage, therapeutic exercise and kinesiotape application methods to treat various pathologies. She is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and plans to continue her education each year to expand and enhance her treatment approach and skills. Continuing education includes: Kinesio Fundamentals & Advanced (KT1 & KT2)


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Falls are prevalent, dangerous and costly. Every year, one-third to onehalf of the population age 65 and over experience falls. Falls are the leading cause of injury in older adults and the leading cause of death in those over age 85. Five percent of falls lead to a fracture. Falls can cause more than 200,000 hip fractures yearly. The cost of direct care for hip fracture patients alone is over $7 billion a year. Are falls a normal part of aging? No. Current research indicates that elderly falls are different than their healthy, age-matched counterparts. Can you predict who will fall and who won’t? No, not with certainty. But it is possible to identify many of the individual risk factors that contribute to falls. Contrary to popular belief, aging is not necessarily the culprit of imbalance, though it can be a factor. At any age, certain diseases, impairments or medications can adversely affect our ability to control our balance and lead to falls. The following are some

of those: Diseases and impairments which may contribute to falls include dizziness, head injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, diabetes, visual deficits and muscular injuries. Medications can also affect our ability to control our balance. Blood pressure drugs, diuretics, anti-depressants, sedatives, tranquilizers and sleeping pills may contribute to your complaint of unsteadiness. Can people who fall, or are at risk of falling, be helped? The good news is yes. Many risk factors are quite amenable to rehabilitative treatment. The use of available sensory inputs can be enhanced, control of position and movement in space can be learned, limits of stability can be increased, ankle, hip and stepping strategies can be trained, range-of-motion, strength and endurance can be increased, etc. The risk factor that is reduced or eliminated reduces the risk for falls. Treatment plans should be based on individual problems identified by comprehensive evaluation.

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

Biotin And Probiotics Increase Thyroid Hormone By Suzy Cohen, R. Ph.

There was a medical conference held in San Diego California recently and a physician presented a case study about a woman who took a large amount of B vitamin called biotin. I’m sure you’ve heard of it, it’s the B vitamin that everyone takes to try to get thick hair and strong nails. Anyway, the 55 year old woman’s level of thyroid hormone spiked so high she experienced thyrotoxicosis (extremely high levels of thyroid hormone), yet she had no history of Graves’ disease, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis or thyroid disease of any sort. The problem arose from the woman taking a high dose of biotin which she was using for multiple sclerosis (MS). Biotin is found naturally in meats, fish, beans, egg yolks and nuts. If you’re deficient, you might look older than you should, your cuts don’t heal as fast, your heart rhythm might be irregular, your hair might be falling out and you’re probably exhausted. She was diagnosed with pseudohyperthyroidism because her thyroid levels went up, but she did not exhibit classic symptoms of elevated thyroid. She was on other medications as well. Her doctors stopped the high-dose biotin supplements for three days and retested her thyroid levels and they got closer to normal. Could this be a coincidence? Doctors wondered that too, so they re-challenged her with high-dose biotin and sure enough, the TSH and Free T4 levels changed, but then normalized again (after stopping biotin).

Biotin would not increase utilization of thyroid hormone, or cellular entry. It would only crank up levels of T4 hormone (which is inactive), it would not increase levels of T3 (the active form), nor would it it drive the thyroid hormone into the cell, which explains why she had high levels in her blood, but did not have associated hyperthyroid symptoms, hence pseudohyperthyroidism, as opposed to hyperthyroidism. If this doesn’t make sense, refer to my book Thyroid Healthy: Lose Weight, Look Beautiful and Live the Life You Imagine. One more reason biotin causes apparent ‘hyperthyroidism’ activity may be due to interference with lab assays. Regardless of how or why…physicians should be informed that it can happen so they can distinguish between this phenomenon versus a true endocrine thyroid disorder. Patients should be aware as well. After all, you want to be diagnosed properly and not pinned with a disorder you don’t really have. You also don’t want your medication altered unnecessarily. If you take a biotin supplement in high doses, stop it 3 to 5 days before you go in for your test so it doesn’t throw off your test results and make it look like you have high levels of thyroid (when you are clinically hypothyroid or normal). If you would like to read more details, I’ve written a more comprehensive version of this article, and it can be emailed to you after you sign up for my free newsletter at

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BRICK – A Comedy Night and Food and Chocolate Tasting will be hosted by the Brick Morning Rotary Club at the Brick VFW at 373 Adamston Road in Brick on February 19, 2018 from 6-9 p.m. Comedians Tom Daddario and Joseph Anthony will entertain, while finger foods and chocolates will be provided by local chocolate and food retailers. This fun and packed house event has become a winter’s staple in Brick for the last nine years, during which time the Rotary has donated more than $100,000 to local charities and scholarships. Chocolate and baked goods vendors, as well as area restaurants, are invited to share and promote their goods, while attendees are asked to laugh and have fun!

Advanced tickets are $25 or $30 at the door, with a discount for full reserved tables of 10 for $200.There will be a gift basket raffle, and a 50/50 drawing. Sponsorship opportunities are also available! Over 400 people attend this event each year making this a great marketing opportunity for your business. For more information call 732-267-0960. Funds raised from this event will help fund local scholarships, programs and charities supported by the Brick Morning Rotary Club Foundation (registered 501c3). The Brick Morning Rotary Foundation has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to our local Brick Community and the Rotary World since 1994.

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BRICK – Join us for a morning walk to explore some of Brick Township’s scenic locations. We will meet on Thursdays at 9 a.m. at the Senior Center, 373 Adamston Road, until October 19. Please call 732-920-8686 to register or for additional information


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AAUW is a national organization whose mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. The proceeds of the auction will benefit the AAUW Educational Opportunities Fund and our local scholarships, community service projects and essay awards. The Educational Opportunities Fund provides money to advance education, research, and self-development for women and girls. Locally we provide three $1,000 scholarships to Ocean County women who are going on to college. Join us for an event that promises to be both fun and an excellent fundraiser!

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OCEAN COUNTY – Freeholder John C. Bartlett, Jr., Chairman of Ocean County Parks and Recreation will be conducting a bus trip to explore Philadelphia on Thursday, March 8. The theme of the Flower Show is “Wonders of Water”. The bus will depart from the Ocean County Park in Lakewood at 8 a.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. We will return To Lakewood at approximately 6 p.m. You will receive a map of the area, and will be dropped off

at the Flower Show and in the Historic district. To register, send a check for $35 per person made payable to: County of Ocean. Mail this to Ocean County Parks & Recreation, 1198 Bandon Road, Toms River, NJ 08753. The fee includes the bus transportation only. For any admissions or tours you must be responsible for the cost. The approximate fee for the flower show is $31.00. Visit the website at for more information. The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders sponsors this event. Call 1-877-OCPARKS for information or to be placed on the Newsletter mailing list.

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Continued From Page 14 own yard and make it like a sponge, try to use pervious pavement, make a rain garden and use rain barrels to capture water,” she said. “These actions will keep the water on the property and not run off and pollute the bay.” Shari Kondrup of the Brick Township Municipal Utilities Authority was a guest speaker during the outreach event. Using PowerPoint slides, Kondrup said the average person uses a gallon of water to brush their teeth, 15 to 30 gallons for a

TOMS RIVER – St. Stephen Ukrainian Catholic Church Bingo is held every Tuesday in the church’s social hall. Doors open at 5 p.m. Games begin at 7 p.m.

shower, 30 gallons to do a load of wash, and 180 gallons to water a lawn. Water is also used to manufacture goods, she said. It takes 39,090 gallons to make a car and four tires, 62,600 gallons to produce a ton of steel, and two gallons to manufacture a 16 oz. water bottle. “And that doesn’t even include the water,” she said. Kondrup said it was important to save water for future generations by fi xing leaky faucets, watering with soaker hoses, using reusable water bottles, shutting the water off while brushing your teeth or while shaving, and more.

“Ninety-seven percent of the Earth’s water is saltwater, two percent is fresh water that we can’t use, such as ice and snow, so that leaves just one percent as usable,” she said. The growing population of Ocean County makes the area more vulnerable to water shortages, and as the population grows, more impervious surfaces are created and there is less area for water to absorb into the ground, she said. Bob Duane of Point Pleasant came to the outreach program because he said he is interested in learning more about Barnegat Bay since he is in the boating business as a

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marine surveyor. “I’ve got to keep up on this,” he said. Before BBP adopts a new CCMP there would be a formal public hearing for fi nal review and feedback. The new CCMP would “take us well into the future,” Hyle said. “We don’t want to miss anything.” The next BBP outreach programs are scheduled for the Toms River library on Feb. 21 (which will feature live animals from Cattus Island Park for a discussion about the bay as a habitat); the Lacey Library on Feb. 27; and the Stafford Library on March 1. All programs will run from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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Tell Me What You Eat and I Will Tell You Who You Are By Mary Brighton, M.S., RDN Integrative Nutritionist You have probably heard the adage “You are what you eat,” but did you know this proverb came from France? In 1825, the French gastronome Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin published this now celebrated quote in his masterpiece book Physiology of Taste: “Dis-moi ce que tu manges, je te dirai ce que tu es” which translates to “Tell me what you eat and I will tell you who you are.” The French still take their food seriously and this “you are what you eat” theme still holds true today, in France, in America and worldwide. What you may not know is that how you eat has an influence on your health. Mr. Brillat-Savarin knew this too, and if you delve into his “meal process adds to life’s happiness” attitude you will see trends that we incorporate here at Hackensack Meridian Integrative Health & Medicine. Mindful thinking and eating, living with a purpose, and life enjoyment are interrelated with food and meals. What better

way to feel part of a social relationship than sharing a meal around a table? And is there nothing better to wind down from a busy day than enjoying a home-cooked meal? The meal process is as important as what foods you put into your body. Eating mindfully and with pleasure can help your whole body and overall health. Here are a few ideas to add mindfulness around your meals: turn off screens, sit around a table, light a candle and dim the lights. Take a moment to feel gratitude for the positive parts of your day and sip and savor your dishes. Even the simplest foods can be pleasurable if we have a mindful attitude. Enjoy the meal process, just as Mr. Brillant-Savarin said, “The pleasure of the table belongs to all ages, to all conditions, to all countries, and to all areas; it mingles with all other pleasures, and remains at last to console us for their departure.” To learn more about nutrition and our Five Pillars of Health & Wellness, contact me at 732.994.7855 or visit our website at

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Two Rivers Exhibition Of Sporting Collectible Art

RUMSON – Bird lovers, duck lovers, nature lovers – mark your calendars! The 5th annual Two Rivers Exhibition of Sporting Collectible Art arrives at the Forrestdale School in Rumson on Saturday, March 10 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Stop in for many one-of-a-kind items. If you are a collector of old decoys, we will have a room full of classics available for you to admire and purchase. If songbirds, shorebirds, or birds of prey interest you, come see the life-like wooden creations presented by our exhibitors and competitors. Art fans can marvel at outstanding canvas originals painted by our talented artists in watercolor, oil and acrylic mediums. If you love jewelry or can’t pass


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POINT PLEASANT – Come join us for an enjoyable, laugh filled afternoon on March 14, 2018 at 12 p.m. No partner or experience necessary. The donation, which includes lunch, is $20. Lunch consists of Quiche, salad, coffee, tea, and desser t. Activities star t at noon with a fun filled afternoon of play which starts after dessert. The Woman’s Club is located at 513 St Louis Ave., Pt. Pleasant Beach. Contact Barbara Scharmann at 732-840 -7551, or A n n Kessler at 848-232-4079 for reservations or more information.

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Omarr’s Astrological Forecast

For the week of february 17 - february 23

By Jeraldine Saunders

ARIES (March 21-April 19): You might prefer to be a trail blazer and doer of daring deeds but in the week ahead you are more likely to earn disapproval for your efforts. Maintain a low profile and steer clear of disputes. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Speak calmly and clearly and then people will listen to what you say. During the week ahead you can improve your reputation and engender good will by encouraging teamwork. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Don’t hide the truth or obscure the facts. Overcome obstacles and objections by holding honest discussions. Emphasize the mutual benefits rather than pointing out the weaknesses this week. CANCER (June 21-July 22): You might take pride in good heart-keeping rather than good housekeeping in the week ahead. Put your best efforts into mending fences and head off misunderstandings in advance. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don’t fall prey to wishful thinking as this week unfolds. Don’t ignore the people who support and appreciate you even if you think you can do better elsewhere. Be romantic, not gullible. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Your artistic and creative side might begin to bloom during the week ahead. Your job might entail some handicrafts or using your imagination. Learn to do something that is inspiring.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Friends and co-workers can be a great resource for financial advice in the week ahead. Make purchases that require good taste in the next two days. Avoid disagreements later in the week. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): The upcoming week provides numerous opportunities to be creative or create lasting relationships. Make major purchases and sign agreements as early in the week as possible. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Use every opportunity to clear the air and put relationships on track in the first part of the week. By the end of the week people may easily misunderstand your motives or intentions. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Be honest with yourself as well as others in the week to come. Don’t beat around the bush or cover up financial expenditures. Make key decisions as soon as possible or next week. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Sweet dreams are made of this. You may become more romantic and preoccupied by your inner fantasies as this week unfolds. Use your imagination when purchasing tasteful household decor. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Embrace what is offered. Someone could offer you an incentive to begin a new study, to join a team sports program or to travel early this week. Every opportunity contains a hidden benefit.



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wolfgang puck’s kitchen That’s Amore: Plan Ahead To Treat Your Sweetheart To The Sweet Taste Of Italy By Wolfgang Puck

It’s always a challenge when Valentine’s Day falls in the middle of the work week. If you have a job or other demanding activities but want to cook for your Valentine, as many people wish to do, how do you prepare something special after what will probably be a busy day? The simple answer is to do some planning, and at least a little bit of cooking, ahead of time. That is why I’d like to share a special recipe to make for the one you love: a classic recipe from my restaurant Spago for the Italian frozen dessert known as a tartufo. If you know any Italian at all, even the restaurant version of the language with which many people are familiar, you may recognize the dessert’s name from more savory sections of the menu. Tartufo literally means “truffle,” referring first and foremost to the roughly spherical fungi found at the bases of some trees such as oak and hazel. Highly prized for their wonderfully earthy, aromatic perfume, truffles are among the great delicacies of the kitchen. Not surprisingly, the name became poetically attached to another coveted delicacy as well, and this one is sweet: Small, soft spheres of the chocolate-and-cream mixture called ganache, which are sometimes rolled in cocoa powder or grated or melted chocolate or to resemble the earth still clinging to true truffles when they’re dug up. Many of you reading this will no doubt give, or receive, a box of chocolate truffles on Valentine’s Day. But there’s still another type of sweet truffle; this one is a frozen dessert that at least two different restaurants in Italy that I know of - one in the town of Pizzo on the coast of Calabria near the southwestern toe of Italy’s boot, the other in Piazza Navona in the heart of Rome some 380 miles to the northwest - claim to have invented themselves. This tartufo, for which I offer you a simple, delicious version here that we served long ago at Spago in Beverly Hills, is a semisoft frozen dessert (which the Italians call a semifreddo) made by mixing together melted chocolate, beaten egg yolks, a simply made sugar syrup, and some cream. I like to freeze the mixture until firm enough to scoop, and then form it into eggshaped ovals that I roll in grated chocolate before returning them to the freezer to set. It’s a surprisingly simple recipe, but still one that would be wise to make up to a couple of days ahead of Valentine’s Day so you have it ready to remove from the freezer and serve to your sweetheart. CHOCOLATE TARTUFO Makes 5 to 10 servings 9 ounces (255 g) bittersweet chocolate 2 large egg yolks 1/2 cup (125 mL) granulated sugar 1/2 cup (125 mL) water 1 cup (250 mL) heavy cream 2 tablespoons Chambord or other raspberry liqueur, or 1 tablespoon vanilla extract Raspberry compote (recipe follows) Cut 6 ounces (170 g) of the chocolate into small

chunks. Put the chunks in a medium heatproof bowl and set over a pan of simmering water; when the chocolate is almost melted, remove the pan from the heat, stir the chocolate, and leave it to continue melting. Keep warm. Over another bowl, grate the remaining chocolate. Set aside at cool room temperature. In the large bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a wire whip or beaters, whip the egg yolks until thick. Alternatively, put the yolks in a large heatproof mixing bowl and beat them with a hand-held electric mixer. Meanwhile, clip a candy thermometer to the side of a small saucepan, Put the sugar and water in the pan and, over high heat, bring the sugar and water to a boil, watching carefully, until the mixture reaches 230 F to 234 F (110 C to 112 C). Large, shiny bubbles will form and the syrup will thicken. Instantly remove the syrup from the heat and, with the mixer running at the lowest speed, carefully pour the syrup into the yolks. (Be careful to avoid pouring the syrup directly onto the beaters or the sides of the bowl.) Once all the syrup is poured, increase the speed to medium and continue beating until the mixture is cooled and very thick. Scrape in the melted chocolate and beat until incorporated, forming a stiff mixture. Still beating at medium to high speed, gradually pour in the cream until smoothly incorporated, stopping as needed to scrape down the sides of the bowl and under the beaters with a rubber spatula. Beat in the Chambord or vanilla. Pour the mixture into a medium bowl, cover, and freeze just until solid enough to shape, 3 to 4 hours. Line a tray with waxed paper. To form the tartufos, use a pair of tablespoons, scooping up the mixture generously with one and shaping it with the other to create a smooth oval larger than an egg. Dip the spoons occasionally into warm water to make it easier to scoop. As each oval is formed, roll it in the grated chocolate to coat completely; then, transfer to a freezer-proof tray lined with parchment paper or foil. (If the remaining mixture softens too much, return it to the freezer and then continue shaping when it’s firm enough.) Loosely cover the tartufos and free until just before serving time. To serve, spoon some raspberry compote atop individual chilled dessert plates and place two tartufos on each plate. Serve immediately. RASPBERRY COMPOTE Makes about 2 cups (500 mL) 4 pints (2 L) fresh or frozen raspberries 1/2 cup (125 mL) granulated sugar Grated zest of 1 medium lemon In a medium nonreactive saucepan, combine the berries, sugar and lemon zest. Cook over medium heat until the berries exude their juices. Reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat, let cool to room temperature, and refrigerate in an airtight nonreactive container until needed, up to one week.

(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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