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–Photos by Judy Smestad-Nunn Left, upper right: Frank and Lauren Liebel are renovating the Herbert House. The 25-foot deep well on the property is original and still works. Lower right: Frank Liebel shows ax marks made when the original builder created beams out of tree trunks using just an ax. By Judy Smestad-Nunn BRICK – Frank and Lauren Liebel have no idea why they took a drive down Herbert Lane in late 2014, where they found themselves on a street that they had never been before. When they saw a ‘for sale’ sign on a historic house at the end of
the cul-de-sac, their lives would change forever. “We came down this street on a whim. We were not looking to move. We just thought, ‘Wow,’ and we started thinking about it,” said Frank, 55, who had just rebuilt the couple’s home in Point Pleasant. (Herbert - See Page 2)
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Abandoned Homes Must Be Maintained
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By Judy Smestad-Nunn BRICK - With nearly 300 vacant homes in the township, the governing body voted on a new ordinance that would put the burden on banks to ensure that the abandoned structures do not become a blight or affect surrounding property values. If there is a default on a mortgage payment, the mortgagee (which is usually a bank) would be responsible for registering the property with the township and would indicate whether the property is vacant, said Council President Heather deJong during a recent Township Council meeting. “This ordinance allows us to start fresh with a new approach, specifically be developing a registry of properties in the foreclosure process,” she said. The registry would be for properties that have been vacant for more than 30 days, or have had a cancellation of utility or service, whichever occurs first. If the house is vacant, the bank
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By Chris Christopher Three ex-local high school baseball players have earned New Jersey Athletic Conference honors. Named to the first team was Rowan College junior righty Danny Serreino, who played for Jackson Liberty. Junior righty Andrew DiPiazza, the former Central Regional standout, was a second-team selection. Sophomore catcher Todd Bates, a former Brick Memorial player now with Montclair State University, was an honorable mention selection. Each player was honored after the regular season. Serreino was 3-2 with a 0.47 (College - See Page 4)
Route 88 Wawa Application Returns By Chris Lundy BRICK – After developers’ plan for a Wawa was declined on the site of the Laurelton Mobile Home Park, they have changed the plan and will try again this month. JSM @ Martin Blvd., LLC had applied to build a Wawa convenience store and gas station, a daycare center, and a bank on the almost 12(Wawa- See Page 10)
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would be responsible for designating a property manager to inspect, maintain and secure the property every 30 days, deJong said. The registry would include the name and contact information for the mortgagee and for the property manager, and the physical location of the property manager during business hours. The only exception is if an owner could demonstrate that the property has been used as a parttime residence, a seasonal home or as a rental unit. When a property is added to the township registry, the bank would pay a non-refundable semi-annual registration fee of $500 to offset the cost of registration enforcement, code enforcement, and other related purposes, deJong said of the ordinance. If the foreclosed structure is not registered, the township may take action to ensure compliance and/or place a lien on the property. The new ordinance also addresses vacant properties that are not in foreclosure. Within 10 days of the property becoming vacant, the owner must register the structure with the township registry. They must supply their name, contact information, and if applicable, the name and contact information of the property manager and their physical location during normal business hours.
The property managers must ensure that the property is kept free of weeds, overgrown brush, dead vegetation, trash, junk, debris, building materials, newspaper flyers, or any other items that give the appearance that the property is abandoned, deJong said. A second reading and public comment will be held at the next council meeting, which will be on Tuesday May 22 at 7 p.m. In other news, the governing body authorized Township Business Administrator Joanne Bergin to purchase bulk electricity and/or natural gas in an online auction. “When it comes to electricity, the market moves quickly and prices frequently change,” said Bergin after the meeting. “In order to get the optimal pricing, the council needed to authorize me to sign the contract when the price is right.” The authorization is for the procurement for electricity accounts and street lights, she added. The township would be in a position to enter into a contract with the lowest responsive bidder or bidders at the conclusion of the auction. The township’s energy broker, Concord Energy, would conduct the online auction and would consult with Bergin to approve a contract with the selected vendor. The township would not enter into a contract with a vendor unless there is a cost savings, officials said.
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Herbert: Continued From Page 1 The Herbert House, situated on 3.5 acres off Herbertsville Road, dates back to 1798 when it was built by Jacob Herbert when he was married to Elizabeth Hance. Herbert descendants inhabited the house for some 200 years, and when the last occupants, Ray and Betty Mount (also Herbert descendants) died in 2005, they donated the house to the Brick Historical Society, who sold it to the Liebels. “We fell in love with the property. We saw the potential,” Frank said. “We told the Historical Society we didn’t want to knock it down, we wanted to restore it.” So in March 2015, the couple purchased the home, had the mechanical systems replaced, and moved in on Memorial Day 2016. “This house has been heated by wood, coal, oil and gas over the years and it has been here for every president,” he said. The interior walls are made with sun-dried brick that would fall apart if you left them outside, Frank said. The bricks were laid in mud mortar, and crumbling plaster and knotty pine covered many of the walls. As the couple chipped away at the plaster, Frank would scrape away about an inch of the mud mortar and, using something similar to a pastry bag, replaced it with cement mortar. Lauren has been helping with the interior restoration and has become an expert at restoring plaster. “When we found out how much plaster restorers cost, I learned how to do it myself. Nobody really does that kind of work anymore,” said Lauren, 51. She said she was brought to tears when a baby shoe fell from a ceiling they were restoring. “I cried. It was the most beautiful thing. The shoe belonged to somebody that lived here,” she said. The couple has discovered at least two sections that were added to the original house. The ma-
terial is the same, but it’s easy to see that it’s a whole new wall, added to an existing exterior wall, Frank said. No metal nails are used in the construction of the house. Wooden pegs connect the hand-hewn beams. “You can see the ax cuts where they took a tree trunk and created beams,” he said. One of the interior floors was plywood, so the couple replaced it with wood they purchased from the Doris Duke estate. They replaced a banister with one from an old church in Spring Lake, but the windows are the originals. Each season, Frank strips away one wall of vinyl siding outside to expose the original cedar wood underneath. “Demo is easy, the repairs take time,” said Frank. Some of the cedar boards have water or insect damage and have to be replaced. After the exterior walls are complete, the couple plans to paint the house white, which was its original color. “It’s an absolute honor to live here,” said Lauren. “I’ve been a lover of history since I was a kid.” The thing that surprised Frank the most was that after more than 200 years, the house is still pretty level, he said. “How did they know where to build? The basement has never flooded. It’s a very strong, tough house,” he said. “When you think about how many storms and hurricanes there have been over 200 years, they really knew how to build back then.” The Liebels have a five-year plan to finish restoring The Herbert House. “Could we get a crew in here and get everything done in a couple of weeks?” asked Frank, who still works full-time as a research scientist. “We could, but we enjoy doing it ourselves.” Due to their ongoing restoration of the Herbert House, the Liebels are the 2018 winners of the Brick 2018 Historic Preservation Award.
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College: Continued From Page 1 earned run average in NJAC play. He struck out 44 batters in 38 2/3 innings and tossed two shutouts. He led the NJAC in ERA and opposing batting average (.095), tied for first in strikeouts, ranked fourth in innings pitched and tied for seventh in victories. He was 6-2 overall with a 1.03 ERA and 71 strikeouts in 61 1/3 innings for the Profs. In the NJAC, DiPiazza compiled a 4-1 record, a 1.45 ERA and 36 strikeouts in 31 innings. He tied for second in wins, tied for fourth in strikeouts and ranked fifth in opposing batting average (.156) and seventh in ERA. He was 6-1 with a 1.34 ERA on the season. He whiffed 62 batters in 47 innings. He pitched for Mercer County Community College during the 2016 and 2017 seasons, putting up a 20-3 record and pitching five complete games en route to a 2.39 earned run average. He blazed his way to 193 strikeouts in 154 2/3 innings. He was named the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II Pitcher of the Year and a first-team All-American in 2016. DiPiazza, a 6-foot-7, 243-pounder, tied the school record with 15 strikeouts in a win against Ripon College Bates, who batted .261, scored 19 runs and drove in 14 runs. He fielded .984 and cut down 10 baserunners. Naif perfect: Felician University senior righty Dan Naif (Jackson Liberty) combined with a teammate on a three-hitter in the team’s 4-0 win over Goldey Beacom College. Naif hurled a perfect seventh inning in relief. The former Lion set Felician’s all-time appearances record (92) for a pitcher, working a scoreless bottom of the ninth in relief in a 15-5 win over Bloomfield College. Naif posted his Felician career record 32nd save in a 5-3 win over Post University. Corsi, McCabe aid win: New Jersey City University junior third baseman Matt Corsi (Toms River East) and junior lefty Kyle McCabe (Brick Memorial) helped the Gothics past Lehman College 15-3. Corsi went 1-for-3, singled home one run and scored one run. McCabe pitched 2 1/3 shutout innings, allowing four hits and tossing 26 pitches. Martone, Santoro contribute: Graduate student Mike Martone (Brick Memorial) and junior Freehold resident Anthony Santoro (St. John Vianney) helped Felician past the University of the Sciences 15-1. Martone pinch hit a two-run homer in the ninth. He tucked the drive inside the right-field foul pole to cap the game’s scoring. It was his first career homer for Felician. It came in his 109th career game. Santoro, a junior catcher, hit a run-scoring single in the third for a 6-0 lead. Feehan connects: New Jersey City University sophomore left fielder Bill Feehan (Point Pleasant Boro) stroked two hits in a 12-5 loss to host Montclair under the lights at Yogi Berra Stadium. Hughes hot on hill: Stockton University junior righty Ray Hughes (Lacey) was named the Osprey of the Week after tossing his first career shutout in a 7-0 win over New Jersey City University. Hughes struck out 10 and allowed four hits.
He pushed his record to 3-2 and lowered his earned run average to 1.95 for fifth in the NJAC. He raised his team-high strikeouts total to 47. No catching Molloy: Former Toms River North speedster Zack Molloy helped the Rider University men’s swimming and diving team win the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship Meet for the seventh straight time. He captured the event’s Men’s Most Outstanding Swimmer of the Meet for the third consecutive year. On the first day of the meet, the former Mariner helped the Broncs win the 800-yard freestyle relay in a meet-record 6:30.52, shattering the old record by almost four seconds. On the second day, Molloy sprinted to first place in the 50 freestyle in an MAAC and Rider record 19.66. Molloy swam the anchor leg on the 200 freestyle relay team, which won the even in an MAAC record 1:20.06. On the third day, Molloy swam the second leg on the second-place 400 medley relay team (3:16.62) and won the 200 freestyle in 1:35.33. On the final day of action, Molloy swam the opening leg on the winning 400 freestyle relay team. It set an MAAC record in 2:58.58. He broke the MAAC record earlier, winning the 100 freestyle in 43.10. Molloy owns the MAAC record in the 50, 100, 200 and 500 freestyles. Rider senior Ben Smith (Lacey) helped the Broncs to the team title, placing eighth in the 200 butterfly. Barnes among the best: Former Manchester player Kashaun Barnes, a Stockton University junior guard, made the All-NJAC second-team after starring for the Ospreys in men’s basketball during the regular season. Barnes placed third in the NJAC in scoring, averaging 18.0 points per game. The Toms River resident averaged 4.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists per outing. He averaged 34.3 minutes per game for third in the NJAC and was 10th in the league in both free-throw percentage (.793 percent) and three-pointers made (2.0) per showing. Barnes scored in double figures in 17 of his 20 games, including seven games with at least 20 points. He erupted for a career-high 37 points in an 89-81 win over Montclair State University, blazing away at a 14 of 23 clip from the field, including five of nine from downtown, in 40 minutes. He added six rebounds and four assists. Scott, Schleifer cited: Brick Township graduates Drew Scott and Matt Schleifer earned football honors at McDaniel College after starring for the Green Terror last fall. Scott, a senior linebacker, was named the Defensive Most Valuable Player. Schleifer, a return specialist-wide receiver, was named the Special Teams Most Valuable Player. Scott paced the Green Terror in total tackles (72), solo stops (45), assists (27) and tackles per game (7.2). He made six tackles for seven yards lost, forced one fumble and broke up one pass. He finished in a three-way tie for 12th place in the Centennial Conference in total tackles and played in 10 games. Schleifer, a sophomore, was honored as the club’s Special Teams Most Valuable Player. He paced the conference in punt return yards, (College - See Page 7)
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College: Continued From Page 4 returning 21 for 360 yards, an average of 17.1 yards per dash. He was second in the league in all-purpose yards with 1,272. He was sixth in the league in kick return average with 30 for 21.4 yards. He was first in kick return yards with 658. He blazed 92 yards with a punt return for a touchdown. He caught 19 passes for 271 yards and two touchdowns and played in 10 games. Bradley honored: Former Jackson Memorial player Kenny Bradley, a senior linebacker and co-captain, won the Jim Butterfield Memorial Award after starring at Ithaca College last fall. The award recognizes a player’s outstanding contributions on the field and his desire to help the Bombers achieve success. Bradley finished in a two-way tie for first place on the team in total tackles (85). He paced the club in assists (58) and added 27 solos. He broke up four passes and made 5 1/2 tackles for 15 yards lost. He added one interception and forced two fumbles. The Bombers went 8-3 and won the Eastern College Athletic Conference title 27-17 over Salisbury University in the ECAC Scotty Whitelaw Bowl in Newark, Del. Bradley led the Bombers in total tackles (11) and made four assists to fi nish in a three-way tie for first on the team in helps. He forced one fumble. Holland wins: Stockton freshman Keith Holland (Central) earned his second victory of the season in men’s outdoor track and field, clearing a personal best 4.35 meters in the pole vault at the Osprey Open at Stockton. He was named the NJAC Rookie of the Week after the win. He was successful on his first attempt at five consecutive heights and topped six other vaulters for his second win in three outdoor meets. He was named the NJAC Rookie of the Year for the indoor season after winning the NJAC pole vault title in March. Sophomore teammate Tom Strychowski (Lacey) sparkled at the Osprey Open, placing second in the discus (47.38 meters, third in the shot put (14.32 meters) and third in the hammer throw (44.78 meters). Stockton junior Gunnar Pearson (Barnegat) and junior teammate Joe D’Amico (Central) helped the Ospreys win the 4x800-meter relay (7:56.91) at the Osprey Open. They ran the first and third legs, respectively. Pearson (1:57.22) and D’Amico (1:57.32) finished second and third, respectively, in the 800. Pearson was second in the 800 in 1:55.48 at the Shippensburg Paul Kaiser Open. At the Widener Invitational, Strychowski was third in the discus (46.39 meters) and Holland tied for second in the pole vault (4.20 meters). Nocco competes: Former Southern Regional athlete Nick Nocco, a senior, ran the first leg on Rowan’s distance medley relay team which finished 12th in 10:10.04 in the distance medley at the Penn Relays. NOTE: Is your favorite athlete missing? Please e-mail Chris Christopher: email@example.com with the information.
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SPOTLIGHT ON GOVERNMENT Correspondence & Commentary From Your Local, County, State & Federal Officials
MacArthur Legislation To Help Veterans Passes Out Of Committee From The Desk Of
Congressman Tom MacArthur WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman MacArthur, whose father served during the Korean War, announced that bipartisan
TRENTON - Senator Jim Holzapfel, Assemblyman Dave Wolfe, and Assemblyman Greg McGuckin (all R-10th) joined Ocean County Freeholder Joseph Vicari in calling on Governor Phil Murphy to restore full funding to Homestead Benefit property tax credits for Ocean County’s seniors. Vicari sent a letter to the Gover-
legislation he introduced to help veterans who are suffering from Agent Orange or other herbicide-related conditions
1967 for these veterans, allowing them to receive the health care they have earned. This bill received bipartisan support from 39 members of Congress and was endorsed by both the VFW and the American Legion. The text of this legislation was included in an amendment to the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act that was offered by Chairman Phil Roe, M.D., of Tennessee. “The inclusion of the Fairness
for Korean DMZ Veterans Act in the bill which passed committee today, is a major victory for our Korean War veterans. I started working on this issue thanks to a meeting with Garfield Harper, a Korean War Veteran who lives in Burlington County. This is a major step in righting a wrong that far too many veterans have lived with for too long,” said Congressman Tom MacArthur. “I’m grateful for the commit-
Holzapfel, Wolfe & McGuckin Call For Restoration Of Homestead Rebates Cut By Gov. Murphy nor explaining the harm this cut would have on Ocean County’s large senior population. “Governor Murphy’s budget proposal would cut property tax credits under the Homestead Benefit program by $250,” said Holzapfel. “Our fixed income seniors don’t have the flexibility in their budgets to absorb such a big cut. The Governor’s plan
From The Desk Of
Chris Smith WASHINGTON, D.C. - A bipartisan bill, the Charitable Giving Tax Deduction Act, was introduced recently by Congressman Chris Smith (R-4th) with Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) as an original co-sponsor, to protect taxpayers and encourage charitable giving. “Charitable organizations are the life-blood of services to those in need in our society, and I am committed to a tax policy that amplifies their ability to serve our community,” said Rep. Smith, the author of the legislation. “Americans have been generous patrons of charitable causes, and we want to ensure that everyone has the support they need to continue their generosity to charitable and philanthropic causes.” “It is always important to give back to the community,” said Congressman Cuellar. “This bipartisan bill not only encourages us to help our fellow neighbors, but it also makes sure that taxpayers can receive their due deduction for charitable giving if they choose not to itemize. I am glad
has passed out of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs. The Fairness for Korean DMZ Veterans Act (H.R.3605) expands the time frame of eligibility for disability compensation for veterans who served at or near the Korean DMZ and are suffering from herbicide-related conditions. Currently, that time frame is between April 1, 1968 and August 3rd, 1971. This legislation will change the eligibility date to September 1,
to support this legislation that will encourage charitable actions.” The bill would make charitable tax deductions universal and “above-the-line,” allowing all taxpayers the option to write off charitable donations on their taxes whether or not they choose to itemize, providing maximum relief for those looking to donate to tax-exempt charitable organizations. The amount of charitable contributions would not be capped under Smith’s legislation. The bill is supported by a consortium of charitable and faith-based organizations and philanthropic networks, including Agudath Israel of America, the Union of United Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the New Jersey Catholic Conference, United Way Worldwide, the Animal Welfare Institute, the Council on Foundations, the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners, the Faith & Giving Coalition, the American Littoral Society, the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance, the Alliance for Charitable Reform, Independent
will really hurt them. That’s why we’re joining Freeholder Vicari to call on Governor Murphy to fully fund the rebates like he promised to do.” According to the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget in Brief provided by the Murphy Administration (see page 18), the governor has chosen to perpetuate a 50 percent cut to the Homestead Benefit Program
in the current year’s budget that was to be fully restored in 2019. Holzapfel, Wolfe, and McGuckin said the approximately $150 million that’s being cut from property tax rebates could be paid for by shelving approximately $150 million of pay raises Gov. Murphy has agreed to provide to a public employee union in a new contract, which includes 20
percent pay raises going forward. Under the terms contract, Governor Murphy has also agreed to give three years of retroactive pay raises at the expense of Ocean County seniors. Many union members will receive checks for back pay ranging from $10,000 to $20,000, while some higher paid workers could receive retroactive payments
tee’s work on this important package of bills and I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to see this bill approved by the full House of Representatives. Our district is home to over 50,000 veterans and I believe we have an absolute obligation to provide quality care for them. They have sacrificed so much for our freedoms and now it’s up to us to fight for them.”
approaching $40,000. “While he’s cutting rebates for our seniors by $250, Governor Murphy is shifting funds from property tax relief to pay his union supporters tens of thousands of dollars each,” Holzapfel added. “The Governor should do the right thing and fully fund the property tax rebates that Ocean County seniors deserve.”
Bill Would Make It Easier To Give To Charity Sector, and the Humane Society Legislative Fund. “Charitable giving is profoundly important for our nation, perhaps more now than ever before,” stated Rabbi Abba Cohen, Vice President for Federal Affairs of Agudath Israel of America. “Particularly at a time when government deficits loom, charities are being asked to step up and provide services that help address our nation’s most pressing needs. Representative Chris Smith’s legislation will enhance the charitable deduction in a way that will lead to increased giving, ultimately making it easier for nonprofits to continue to perform their vital work for all Americans.” Nathan Diament, Executive Director for Public Policy for the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America - the country’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization - welcomed the legislation. “We at the Orthodox Union are grateful for Rep. Smith’s tireless efforts to bring this bill to fruition. Nonprofit groups, including the Orthodox Union, depend on taxpayer support to carry out our work, and this legislation will encourage people to make much-needed contributions that will strengthen charitable organizations across the country,” he said.
“Due to the increase in the standard deduction and the elimination of many other deductions, it is expected that fewer people will itemize and thus will be unable to claim charitable donations - a particular burden for small donors - which we presume will lead to a decline in such giving. There is no way to sugarcoat what this decline will mean - a reduction in the vital and necessary work of the organizations that depend on such revenue,” Cathy Liss, President of the Animal Welfare Institute, stated. “This covers every aspect of society, from ensuring the humane treatment of animals to providing meals to the elderly and shelter to the homeless, from after-school enrichment programs for children to countless other endeavors.” Under the bill, “taxpayers will once again be encouraged to support charitable activities that serve so many needs in our communities,” Liss stated. “United Way applauds Congressman Smith’s recognition that charitable giving in America has long been - and must continue to be - driven by the middle class,” said Brian Gallagher, United Way Worldwide President and CEO. “At a time when too many people think giving is only for the wealthy, Congressman Smith’s
legislation makes it easier for more people of all income levels to give and have a voice in the community-building process. We deeply appreciate Congressman Smith’s and Congressman Cuellar’s willingness to work across party lines and lead on a critical issue for all Americans, and particularly those in need.” “A true universal deduction is critical to correcting the impact of last year’s tax legislation,” said Vikki Spruill, President and CEO of the Council on Foundations. “At its core, our nation’s charitable giving policies should encourage and enable those small and medium-sized donors who serve as a powerful engine in the sector’s ability to assist communities. This legislation brings those givers back into the fold by expanding the charitable deduction to millions more.” “Philanthropy and generosity are hallmarks of American society, and charities serve an important role in providing services and helping others,” said Michael Markarian, Chief Operating Officer of The Humane Society of the United States. “We urge Congress to support Representative Smith’s bill to help taxpayers and encourage charitable giving.” The New Jersey Catholic Conference stated its support for
Smith’s bill: “The New Jersey Catholic Conference thanks Congressman Smith for introducing this important legislation. Every year, New Jersey Catholic Charities agencies assist hundreds of thousands of individuals and families meet their most basic needs. Their ability to provide quality services depend upon charitable donations. Unfortunately, The Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 makes charitable giving increasingly more difficult. The tax code should help not hurt nonprofit organizations tasked with serving the most vulnerable in our society. Congressman Smith’s bill would protect those revenues sources that are vital to the assistance of so many in need.” “This is a critical piece of legislation that will allow all Americans, regardless of their income level, to receive a tax benefit for charitable giving. The bill therefore not only recognizes the great importance of philanthropy in this country, but it has the potential to unlock millions and millions of dollars in new charitable giving. We applaud Rep. Smith on his leadership on this issue,” Michael Kenyon, President and CEO of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners, stated.
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OPINIONS & COMMENTARY F EATURED L ETTER The Right To Die With Dignity Empathy is a feeling. Different than sympathy. Empathy is the ability to understand another person’s experiences. “The right to die with dignity” is a choice. If your religion forbids it, then do not do it. However, I choose to die with dignity, to die without pain and suffering or the loss of all my hard earned assets. At the end of life all is lost to doctors, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and more.
We put our pets down when they are terminal and suffering, why should we deny humans the same right and choice? Please vote in your state for this bill to pass “the right to die with dignity.” You do not have to choose this for yourself but please vote for it for those like me who do need and choose this right at the time when it is necessary. Barbara Broderick Manahawkin
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The seasons change, and with each, come many new visitors to Albert Music Hall. Upon witnessing a program, most newcomers will take it at face value as being just another music show. The general ambiance of the building and stage may also give a misleading first impression that this is a professional production. They may wonder at the low admission price, after seeing an almost four hour live concert performed by typically 30 or more talented musicians. Most do not even remotely consider the possibility that this is a 100 percent volunteer preservation organization. However, the novices may notice an uncommon degree of friendliness, familiarity, and interaction between musicians, staff and audience members. They may be intrigued by the impromptu musical gatherings in the Pickin’ Shed, on the porch, and occasionally in the parking lot. They may also be somewhat annoyed at the multiplicity of discussions abounding in the lobby, snack and gift booth areas. It seems that chatter and music is everywhere. Sadly, many may fail to comprehend one of the most unique and traditional characteristics of the Saturday night shows. This is the deep emotional tie that runs between the audience, the staff, and the performers. Professional music shows that I have seen, invariably offer well-trained performers, executing a carefully planned, technically excellent, well-rehearsed presentation in a very quiet theatre. At the same time, such professional shows always leave some (usually a lot) of emotional distance between those who perform and the audience. Spontaneity and basic sincerity are also often found lacking. They do their job, they do it well, they earn their pay, and then leave. At Albert Music Hall, the musicians form bands with friends, and arrange their own programs. While the groups often play together and always rehearse in the practice rooms before their set, the end result is often fairly spontaneous, reflecting the mood at the time. There are no formal stage rehearsals. The
Letters The musicians constantly To travel does occur atEditor younger ages newspapers and magazines, through and mingle with audience members going to and from the stage. Indeed, a large percentage of the audience consists of friends, fellow musicians, relatives and family. Consequently, there are many inherently strong intermingled emotional ties. At Albert Music Hall, the newcomer has certainly stumbled upon something unexpected and unique. Some will dislike it and never come again. Others will be intrigued, visit again and again and, in doing so, find they too have become emotionally involved. It can be a very strong bond, with new kindred friends listening, playing and learning together. People care about each other, and it shows. There is a sense that there is something here indicative of another, less complicated time. Something that is worth saving for others, something for them to discover for themselves. I know. I was a newcomer in 1985. Roy Everett In Memoriam 1936-2018
Signs Of Dementia And Alzheimer’s Here I am sitting in front of my computer, wondering, “Why am I at my computer? Oh, yeah… an EMS article! What was I going to write?” Sometimes I just have those days. You too? I decided to look up some questions on dementia and Alzheimer’s. The following quoted is plagiarized from reliable sources on the Internet. I don’t get graded, or paid, and I admit the plagiarism up front so I think that makes it okay. “Is there a difference between dementia and Alzheimer ’s? Dementia is a syndrome, not a disease. ... Dementia is a group of symptoms that affects mental cognitive tasks such as memory and reasoning. Dementia is an umbrella term that Alzheimer’s disease can fall under. It can occur due to a variety of conditions, the most common of which is Alzheimer’s disease. Who usually gets dementia? It is rare for someone under 65 to have dementia, but it
and we call this ‘younger onset dementia’. People often wonder whether dementia is inherited. The answer for most of us is, no. The common forms of dementia are likely caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Can dementia be brought on by stress? Too much stress in your life can ultimately lead to depression and dementia, scientists have warned. A major review of published research suggests that chronic stress and anxiety can damage areas of the brain involved in emotional responses, thinking and memory, leading to depression and even Alzheimer’s disease. Common early symptoms of dementia include: memory problems, particularly remembering recent events, increasing confusion, reduced concentration, personality or behavior changes, apathy and withdrawal or depression, or a loss of ability to do everyday tasks. How do you test for dementia? Diagnosis of dementia: There is no one test to determine if someone has dementia. Doctors diagnose Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia based on a careful medical history, a physical examination, laboratory tests, and the characteristic changes in thinking, day-today function and behavior associated with each type. Can you reverse dementia? It was thought ‘no’ for quite a while. We now know otherwise. Similarly, dementia can be reversed if caught early enough and by attending to all the factors that affect brain function – including diet, exercise, stress, nutritional defi ciencies, toxins, hormonal imbalances, and inflammation. To do this is, in fact, quite simple.” There’s a lot more specific information online. Just type your question in your browser and it will pop up. HCBEMS is the busiest squad in Ocean County. There is no free EMS without volunteers. Consider joining our EMS squad for a year or 2, maybe 5. No experience necessary! You’ll be CPR certified, get regular training, a uniform, experience, and new friends. We need you! Don’t forget to recycle
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A Sarcastic Suggestion For Death Penalty Death penalty proponents are becoming increasingly concerned (especially in Texas), that because lethal injections have proved unreliable in dispatching the condemned, it will be used as an excuse by some for doing away with capital punishment. Former Texas Governor Rick Perry, an ardent death penalty supporter and “Pro-Life” advocate, feels executions are necessary if we are to weed out society’s misfits and keep the folks safe. Ever since “old sparky” was replaced by pharmaceuticals, things just haven’t been the same. To relieve the good people’s anxiety from the Lone Star state over this potential problem, permit me to offer a “modest proposal”: Bring back public hangings, or at least the firing squad. Better yet, how about beheadings! I think re-establishing these tried and true forms of punishment would go a long way in restoring people’s confidence in this conservative state make ‘em feel right at home. And I’d go one step further. To ensure the folks the job was done right, I recommend televising all executions in between NASCAR pit-stop races. In addition, I urge capital punishment events be viewed complete with slow-motion, stop-action and instant replay coverage, along with in-depth color commentary analysis. All of which I’m sure would exponentially add to the day’s festivities. Just think of the T.V. ratings! I sincerely hope death penalty backers will assiduously consider these most reasonable and constructive proposals that I believe will effectively end the lethal injection controversy once and for all. Borden Applegate Jackson
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Wawa: Continued From Page 1 acre property. It would have displaced any of the residents of the mobile home park that were still living there to other spots on the property. There were several variances that the applicant was asking for, and residents
had a lot of concerns about traffic on Route 88 and Jack Martin Boulevard. Ultimately, the application failed last summer. Four of the six members of the Board of Adjustment voted for it, but the application needed five for it to pass. One member was absent and two voted no. A new plan can’t be heard unless it’s
substantially different. As of press time, it is believed that the new proposal does not have the day care center. The new plan will be heard at 7 p.m. on May 30, at the municipal building, located at 401 Chambers Bridge Road. This is a special hearing. According to the township, if an applicant wants to have their application heard, but doesn’t
want to wait in line, they pay a fee to have a meeting just for their application. This way, they don’t have to wait, and they won’t bump other applicants who were waiting. This is not to be confused with another Wawa application that was turned down, that would have been built on the corner of Duquesne Boulevard and Route 70.
19th Annual Tom Giannattasio Jr. Memorial Golf Outing LAKEWOOD – The 19th Annual Tom Giannattasio Jr. Memorial Golf Outing will be held on Monday, June 18, 2018 at Lakewood Country Club, 145 Country Club Dr., Lakewood. Tee Time is 1 p.m. (Shotgun - Scramble Start). Registration and Lunch will begin at 12 p.m. Cost is $140 per player which includes Green Fees, Cart, Lunch, Refreshments, Food at the Turn-Around, Dinner and Awards. Lunch is graciously being donated by Shore Catering of Brick. The purpose of this fund is to provide financial assistance to all firefighters and EMS personnel suffering from fi nancial hardships due to medical burdens. This fundraiser is our main source we have to create revenue to help those that help us. To register to play, become a sponsor or for further information call 732-477-8959 or visit our website TomGJrMemorialFund. com.
Brick Cultural Art Series
BRICK – The Brick Township Cultural Art Series continues this summer with four concerts at Traders Cove Marina. • August 1: Bobby Bandiera • August 8: Motor City Revue • August 15: Tim McLoone & The Shirleys • August 22: Basso Brothers All concerts start at 7 p.m. and are free to attend. Call 732-262-4622 for more information. NEED AN EMERGENCY HOME REPAIR? WE’RE HERE TO HELP AT NO CHARGE
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Aerial Device Training
LAKEWOOD – The Board of Fire Commissioners of Lakewood Fire District No. 1, in conjunction with Chief Mike D’Elia and Assistant Chief Steve Mulholland, take this opportunity to recognize the dedicated members of the Lakewood Fire Department who completed Aerial Device Training at Toms River Fire Academy. This training consisted of two sessions, one on Thursday, May 3, 2018, and the other on Sunday, May
6, 2018. Training included classroom and handson components. It focused upon the many and varied types and facets of aerial device operations. Once again, members of the Lakewood Fire Department took time away from their families to attend this vitally important training. This will no doubt contribute to enhancing the safety of the Township of Lakewood community.
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Lounge 270 Teen Center
–Photos courtesy Brick Township BRICK – Lounge 270 is Brick Township’s first municipally-run center exclusively for teenagers. Located in the Brick Township Civic Plaza, 270 Chambers Bridge Road, Lounge 270 will provide teenagers with a place to gather and call their own. Lounge 270 has televisions, video game systems, computers, games, foosball, furniture and much more. It will be staffed by the Recreation Department. A membership card is required to enter Lounge 270. Membership cards are free ($5 replacement fee if lost) and can be picked up at the Brick
Township Recreation Department (M-F, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.) or during Lounge 270 hours. Lounge 270 is open to teenagers in high school on Thursdays from 2–10 p.m. Starting November 27, Mondays are ‘Middle School Mondays’ and it is open from 5 – 9 p.m. for 13 and 14 year old middle school students. Lounge 270 will also host special events throughout the year including coffeehouses, movie nights, video game events and much more. These events are open to all teenagers. Lounge 270 was funded by a grant awarded by the Ocean Partnership for Children.
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Donate Tickets To Veterans Through Vets Night Out LAKEWOOD - The BlueClaws and OceanFirst Bank have partnered on Vets Night Out, a program through which fans can donate tickets that will be given directly to veterans to enjoy BlueClaws games on June 14 and August 21 this year. There are four levels of donation: Red, White, Blue, and Eagle, with each level including varying degrees of benefits. Red - A $100 donation includes 10 tickets for veterans. Each donor receives on-field recognition and two tickets to the games on June 14 and August 21. • White - A $250 donation includes 25 tickets for veterans. Each donor receives on-field and website recognition plus four tickets to the games on June 14 and August 21. • Blue - A $500 donation includes 50 tickets for veterans. Each donor receives on-field and website recognition, an exclusive Field Day (date TBD), and eight tickets to the games on June 14 and August 21. • Eagle - A $1,000 donation gives 100 tickets for veterans. Each donor receives on-field and website recognition, an exclusive Field Day (date TBD), and a BlueClaws Luxury Suite outing (for 20) either Labor Day Weekend or to an April/May game in 2019 (dates are subject to availability). “The BlueClaws are proud to work with the area business community to support
veterans and active military personnel,” said Joe Ricciutti, BlueClaws President and General Manager. “We also recognize that while their loved ones are serving on active duty, there is often a family stationed at one of our great military bases, worried and waiting for them to safely return. We wanted to also give them an opportunity to enjoy a night with the BlueClaws. We want to be a place where families can go to put the real world on the back burner, even for just a few hours, and enjoy some baseball, mini golf, boardwalk games, ice cream and family time.” All tickets for veterans will be donated through certified programs and directly through Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. To participate in Vets Night Out, contact Tyler Odle by calling 732-901-7000 ext. 124. Thursday, June 14 is Military Appreciation Night, presented by OceanFirst Bank. The BlueClaws will honor veterans throughout the night. Plus, former Yankees infielder Bucky Dent will be on hand for an autograph signing. Tuesday, August 21st is the lone 2018 appearance from the Phillie Phanatic, presented by OceanFirst Bank. Tickets for all 2018 home games are available by calling 732-901-7000 option 2 or online at BlueClaws.com.
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LAKEWOOD – Springtime at Longwood Ga rden s is su re to del ig ht anyone who loves exquisite f lowers, majestic trees, and opulent architecture. Longwood Gardens offers 1,050 acres of indoor and outdoor gardens to explore. In May, the Flower Garden Walk features tulips in a rainbow of colors, spr i ng a n nu als such a s m a r igold s, snapdragons, azaleas and much more!
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Prosecutor’s Office Recognizes “Unsung Heroes” OCEAN COUNTY – Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato and President of the Ocean County School Administrators Loren B. Fuhring recently announced the recipients of the 2018 school year Ocean County Prosecutor/ Ocean County Association of School Administrators “Unsung Hero” Student Recognition Awards. The recognition awards program, in its’ fourth year, gives every Ocean County school the opportunity to submit one student from the highest graduating class as the school’s “Unsung Hero”. This is not an academic award. The award criteria cite that the student has overcome some type of major adversity, challenge (physical or emotional) and/or has shown immense improvement. On May 2, in a ceremony held at the Frog Pond Elementary School in Little Egg Harbor, recipients from across Ocean County received their award certificate in a “You Make A Difference” decorative folder frame pictured below. They will also receive a commemorative DVD. The video link to the DVD can be found at youtu. be/AxAJXmP3vfM. As in years past Prosecutor Coronato delivered a congratulatory address to those in attendance stating, “This is a good day – this is your day – a day you will always remember. An award represents recognition for something very special that you and you alone were able to accomplish. We should never underestimate the importance of recognizing someone even for the smallest achievement or accomplishment. Always remember, life is what you make it – and as the recipients of these awards, you have already shown us that whatever you put your mind to you can accomplish. It is not always the monumental accomplishments that make people notice us, sometimes it is the tiny little things that make you shine and be recognized.” The 2018 award recipients include: • Alexis Mackiewicz, Tuckerton Elementary School • Seth Edwards, Toms River High School South • Leslie Yupa, Toms River High School North • Samantha Convery, Toms River High School East • Madelyn Beirne, Stafford Intermediate School • Danielle Shepherd, Point Pleasant Borough
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Tinnitus — that buzzing, ringing, whistling, or clicking in the ear that no one else seems to hear — might not yet be curable, but science isn’t taking that lying down! With some 50 million Americans alone and others worldwide experiencing this sometimes-debilitating condition, researchers are determined to uncover its secrets and create new ways of fighting back. Check out these three exciting developments: The Hearing Health Foundation, a U.S. nonprofit that aims in part “to prevent and cure hearing loss and tinnitus through groundbreaking research,” awarded a 2017 Emerging Research Grant to Timothy Balmer, Ph.D., for a closer look at potential causes and approaches to tinnitus. Balmer aims “to investigate whether chronic transmitter exposure in nerve cells of the cochlear nucleus may be a cause of tinnitus, which eventually may lead to clinical tinnitus treatments.” The American Tinnitus Foundation, supporting its “decades-long dedication to funding innovative research and initiatives toward finding cures for tinnitus,” approved more than $156,000 last fall for four research projects. One of the projects, led by Sarah Theodoroff, Ph.D., of the National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research at the Portland VA Medical Center in Oregon, involves a new approach to diagnosing hyperacusis, or sound sensitivity, in tinnitus patients. Horizon 2020, a European Union program dedicated to funding research and innovations, has awarded $12 million to a trio of training networks whose collective projects — Tinnitus Assessment Causes and Treatments, the European School for Interdisciplinary Tinnitus Research, and Liaison in Scientific Training for European Auditory Neuroscience — will engage tens of Ph.D.
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WARETOWN – Come out to the Ocean County Fire and EMS Training Center, 200 Volunteer Way, for the 2018 BSA Emergency Services Career Day and Awareness Expo on May 19 from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Come to meet the men and women of
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Hopefully you realize that in order to look, feel, and function your best as you age, it’s imperative that you take good care of your thyroid gland because it plays a role in many plaguing symptoms from head to toe including hair loss, chronic fatigue, skin problems, insomnia and weight gain. The trouble is that lab tests lie, and don’t usually confirm what you’re feeling. I had to find that out myself the hard way, and that’s why I wrote, Thyroid Healthy. Ever since I dealt with a bout of hypothyroidism years ago, and healed myself completely, I’ve been a big advocate of supplements for thyroid support. One quick thing, your T4 has to lose one iodine atom to form T3, that’s what the numbers stand for. It’s the T3 that works, and helps energize you, burn off fat, grow pretty hair beautiful and improve memory. Converting that T4 to T3 is a big deal. All the T4 in the world won’t cure hypothyroidism if you don’t activate it to T3 and to do that, you need certain cofactors and nutrients like the following: Probiotics: You need probiotics to convert the T4 hormone you make (or take in the form of medication). As much as 20% of your inactive T4 is converted to T3 in your gut, if your digestion is working well. Unfortunately, many of us have woefully inadequate gut health because we are lacking friendly bacteria. Zinc: Zinc is critical for activating T4 to T3 in the liver and kidneys and it improves the function of specific enzymes
(deiodinase) which activate thyroid hormone. Remember, you want to activate it by converting the T4 your gland spits out, into T3. Selenium: Like zinc, this mineral is also needed for certain deiodinase enzymes which convert T4 to T3. Selenium is also needed to balance excess thyroid activity that may be caused by internal or external stressors. Catalase: Hydrogen peroxide is sometimes high in people with thyroid disorders, so neutralizing it is important, especially if you have Hashimoto’s. Catalase is as an antioxidant to reduce hydrogen peroxide that you make in your liver. It’s extremely beneficial to your blood stream, to your thyroid and to all your organs. By the way catalase helps break down alcohol, that’s why some people take it for hangovers, lol! Hydrogen peroxide is a free radical that can take your body over. Hydrogen peroxide has been studied and it’s implicated in oxidative stress disorders and many chronic illnesses. Ashwagandha: This incredible herb stimulates production of both T4 and T3 in your body. It also nourishes your adrenal glands, so if you feel like you can’t cope with stress, this is a wonderful botanical to consider. There’s a longer version of this article waiting for you, after you sign up for my free newsletter at suzycohen. com You can heal yourself. Truth is, I used to be a human doing, and I had to train myself to become a human being.
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Atlantic City Bus Trip
BRICK – Join us for a bus trip to Atlantic City Bally’s Casino on May 21. We will leave from the American Legion Post 348 in brick at 9 a.m. We will return to the legion around 6 p.m. The cost is $30 per person and you will get a $30 slot play. For more information, call Carol at 732575-3318.
8th Annual Jersey Shore Wine Festival
LAKEWOOD – Join us for the 8th Annual Jersey Shore Wine Festival at FirstEnergy Park on June 9 and 10. On Saturday, June 9 through Sunday, June 10, festival goers can look forward to sampling wines from a nice variety of award-winning Garden State wineries. In addition to wine tastings, there will also be live entertainment, as well as crafters, retail vendors and food vendors. The festival will be held each day from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. Bring a friend and a chair and plan on enjoying the afternoon relaxing. The purchase of a ticket entitles you to attend either Saturday, June 9 or Sunday, June 10! Whatever date works best for your family! Early bird ticket price is $20, while purchase at the gate on the date of the event is $25. Two day ticket is $25 (early bird) and $30 at the gate. For more information or for vendors, visit JerseyShoreWineFestival.com.
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Badges and wristbands must be worn at all times on beaches. Seniors who will be age 65 by September 1, 2018 may receive a free daily wristband for access to Brick Township’s beaches. Each individual requesting a wristband must provide proof of age (driver’s license, birth certificate, county ID card, etc.). Senior wristbands are available at Brick Beach I, Brick Beach III and Windward Beach. They are not available in the Recreation Office. Seniors who will be age 65 by September 1, 2018 may purchase a discount season parking pass for $15. These are available at Brick Beach I, Brick Beach III and the Recreation Office. Individuals with disabilities have the opportunity to reserve a specially designed wheelchair that will provide easy access to Brick Beach I, Brick Beach III and Windward Beach. Call 732-262-1184 for information or to reserve a chair on a first come first serve basis.
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Brick Students Honor EMS
–Photo courtesy Brick Police BRICK – The students from the Saint Dominic’s School honored Brick Township Emergency Responders by having a breakfast prepared along with awesome hand drawn and colored picture cards on April 27. We appreciate the hospitality and appreciation that was displayed. Thank you.
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S! HOUR –Photo by Jennifer Peacock The poster contest winners with their families, freeholders John Kelly and Gerry Little. By Jennifer Peacock learned something by teaching someO C E A N COU N T Y – T he O c e a n thing,” Kelly said. “And really, this County Fire Prevention & Protection year’s theme is fantastic. Hopefully, Association, along with f reeholders none of us will ever have home or our John Kelly and Gerry Little, announced school on fire, but, we have to be prethe association’s poster contest winners pared in the event that it is. And that’s at the freeholder’s recent meeting. what this contest is about.” The state association sponsors a conLittle thanked the families for coming test every year. Municipalities hold the out to support the winners. f irst round of contests, and winners “These kids are the future, not only advance to the county, and then state, of Ocean County and your local towns, contests. but of our nation, and they have a good “To get to this point, just to give some head start. They’re obviously good stustatistics, is that our guys judge prob- dents and a lot of that is attributable to ably 1,000 posters from the schools,” the parents and the family that’s there OCFPPA president Bill Gee said. “So to support them,” Little said. you’re the winners out that many kids.” The county had winners in six cateThe winners received $50 gift cards gories. The winners included: and a certificate from the county. • Division 1, Kindergarten to sec“The message is very important this ond grade, Mackenzie Asfalg from year: ‘Every Second Counts. Plan Two Osbornville School in Brick Ways Out.’ We would be remiss if we • Division 2, third to fifth grade, didn’t mention a little fire prevention Adriana Manochio, H&M Potter while we’re here today,” Richard OrSchool in Berkeley lando, vice president of OCFPPA and • Division 3, sixth to eighth grade, Br ick a ssist a nt f i re m a r shal, said . Abigail Fuchs, Veterans Memorial “Please, wherever you go, wherever Middle School in Brick your travels may take you, always know • Division 4, ninth to 12 th grade, a second way out, not necessarily the Madison Salanit ro, Cent ral Reway you went in, no matter where you gional High School in Bayville go.” • Division 6, kindergarten to eighth The county meeting room was packed grade, Eva Rios, Lake Riviera Midwith the winners and their families, in dle School in Brick addition to the usual crew that attends • Division 7, ninth to 12 th grade, freeholder meetings. Ashley Soltis, Cent ral Regional “Everybody in here and everybody High School in Bayville that took part in this year’s contest is Berkeley Township fire official Fred already a winner, because you have Mitchell was also in attendance.
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Annual Giant Yard Sale
BRICK – The Brick Township Historical Society will sponsor its Annual Giant Yard Sale at its Havens Homestead Museum property, 521 Herbertsville Rd., Brick June 2 (rain date June 2) from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a large variety of home furnishings, linens, kitchen items, costume jewelry, toys and some bicycles. A NJ licensed dealer will be available
for those who would like to sell their old gold or silver items. The Society will host a bake sale, and the Lizzie Herbert Gift Shop will offer specials. Parking is in a lot 150 ft. east of the museum accessed by a sign that reads “Robert Anstett Cultural Arts Center.” For more information on society activities see its website bricktownshiphis toricalsociety.com or call 732-785-2500.
Joyful Noise Christian Worship Service BRICK – Join St. Thomas Lutheran Church in a Joyf ul Noise Ch r istian Worship Service on the second Sunday of the month beginning June 10 until December 9. The Joyful Noise service is for individuals and their families with developmental and multiple disabilities including but not limited to autism, PDD-NOS, ADHD, CP, and Down’s syndrome. This joy-f illed ser vice will br ing
together children with and without disabilities, giving them the opportunity to learn from one another about God’s love for them; all in an atmosphere of understanding and acceptance. This 30-minute service will be lively with combinations of music, movement, prayer, Bible stories and Holy Communion. Individuals will learn about Jesus’ love for them and all of God’s people. Services begin at 1:15 p.m. Fellowship and snacks will follow each service.
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BRICK – Brick Township Relay for Life will be on June 8 at 5 p.m. Join the Lakers lead Relay for Life Team at Windward Beach Park.
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BERKELEY TOWNSHIP – As forest fire season continues in Ocean County, the Ocean County Airport, here, is again the temporary home to a single engine air tanker operated by the New Jersey State Forest Fire Service. Having already been tapped at least a half dozen times this season to drop water over brush fires in the central part of the state, the Air Tractor 802 Fire Boss can hold up to 800 gallons of water and is flown by Steven Fletcher, President of Fletcher Flying Service. With a keen eye, Fletcher is tasked with dropping water on the right spot to put out or get under control brush fires that are frequent this time of year. “We are pleased to provide the forest fire service with a state of the art facility where they can house an air tanker and easily access areas that may be affected by a forest fire,” said Ocean County Freeholder Joseph H. Vicari, liaison to the Ocean County Airport. The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders entered into an agreement with the state Forest Fire Service allowing it to base its plane at the airport from mid-April to midMay. The plane has been scheduled to leave Ocean County May 11. “This time of year is the height of forest fire season,” said Freeholder John P. Kelly, Director of Law and Public Safety. “We appreciate the efforts of the state Forest Fire Service and all of our volunteer fire companies in making certain our residents and visitors are kept from harms’ way during this time.” Vicari noted that the Forest Fire Service returned to the Ocean County Airport after the County opened the crosswind runway in September 2014 creating a safer airport. “The safety of the pilots using the airport is of the utmost importance to the County,” said Ocean County Freeholder Director Gerry P. Little. “The airport is used for more than just private planes. It serves an important role when it comes to public safety, and housing aircraft that are used by public safety agencies.” Vicari said the crosswind runway provides pilots with safer landing and takeoff alternatives during adverse wind conditions. “Because the worst forest fires usually coincide with high winds, prior to completion of the crosswind runway, the Forest Fire Service had to cancel previous missions due to strong crosswinds,” he said. Vicari said Ocean County has seen its share of large and dangerous brush fires. He noted that shortly after the completion of the crosswind runway, a major forest fire
broke out that threatened several neighborhoods just a few miles from the airpark. “The Forest Fire Service had the use of the crosswind runway which helped the fire service in its efforts to save many homes from destruction,” he said. “We are pleased to offer this invaluable service to the Forest Fire Service.” Last year, while based at the airport, the air tanker was used to respond to six forest fires, delivering more than 6,400 gallons of water in 14 drops to the fire sites. According to the state Department of Environmental Protection, the peak wildfire season in New Jersey typically begins in middle to late March and runs through late spring, when the weather tends to be dry, windy and warmer. This also is the time of year when forest canopies and undergrowth have yet to leaf out, making forest debris more susceptible to the drying effects of wind and sunshine. The DEP and Ocean County participated in prescribed burns in order to minimize the potential for forest and brush fires. Prescribed burns usually take place through the end of March, conditions permitting. These burns are generally conducted during the winter – especially toward the late-winter months – to minimize the amount of smoke produced, and when weather conditions tend to be safer for controlled fires. Prescribed burning is an important tool in keeping forests and other wildlands safe and healthy. These burns are conducted only under exacting conditions by highly trained personnel. Prescribed burns reduce the risk of the materials serving as tinder for wildfires later in the year. This practice also improves the overall ecological health of forests and grasslands. “This is also a good time to remind residents and visitors to be particularly vigilant when driving or out in the woods to properly discard any smoking materials or not engage in this kind of activity,” Kelly said. “So many forest and brush fires are caused by human error or carelessness. They can easily be prevented.” Vicari noted anyone convicted of purposely starting a forest or brush fire faces serious criminal penalties. The Ocean County Airport is located on 420 acres in Berkeley Township about five miles west of Toms River. A precision approach facility, it features a 6,000 foot runway and accommodates various aircraft, including private airplanes, small corporate jets, the state Forest Fire Service planes, the Civil Air Patrol and Emergency Services aircraft.
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Brick Senior Outreach Services BRICK – Whether you are interested in socializing or getting fit, learning new things or staying healthy, the Brick Senior Outreach Center has something for everyone. Our programs are available for anyone over the age of 60. If you are interested in art and literature we offer painting, crafts and creative writing “Putting Pen to Paper” sessions. Those passionate about reading can participate in our monthly book club, “The Book Nook”. At our “Multicultural Explorations Club”, you learn about the different cultures and traditions around the world. For those that enjoy physical activities, then our fitness classes may fit your needs. We offer Zumba, light aerobics, Tai Chi and Yoga. Bring water and wear comfortable clothing as you work at your own pace. If you enjoy dancing or wish to learn to dance – ballroom dancing, free style dancing and line dancing are available with a dance instructor to guide you along. While we offer the above activities, our Senior Outreach Program provides information and assistance on many important issues that our seniors face today – Medicare, RX coverage, Medical Transportation, Nutrition, Health Screenings and applying for various benefit programs are just some of the areas we can assist you with. At your request, we will conduct a one on one session with you to determine if you are eligible for government assistance programs and assist with the completion of these applications to help you obtain the help you need.
Referrals under the Caregiver Support Program can be provided to a family member or any unpaid individual who is caring for an elderly adult 60 years of age or older. This may be a spouse, parent, friend or neighbor. If you are helping with food shopping, transportation, preparing meals, housecleaning, managing medication or other tasks, then you are a Caregiver! Contact us for resources available that may assist you in caring for your loved one. Senior Outreach Services offers Project Icebox as a way help older residents in the event of a medical emergency. All participants in the program will receive a magnetic holder that is placed on the refrigerator. Participants place emergency information including medical history, medications and contact info. In the event of an emergency, Brick Police, Brick EMS and other emergency personnel will be able to utilize the information in the event you cannot communicate with them. All participants will receive a window sticker that tells emergency responders that you are a Project Icebox household. The program is free. For more information, please call Senior Outreach Services at 732-920-8686. Our offices and activity room are located at 373 Adamston Road, Brick. Call us at 732-920-8686 or email us at email@example.com for more information or stop by for our detailed booklet of services and programs and our monthly calendar of activities. All our programs and services are free of charge. Donations are accepted. All are welcomed!
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NEW JERSEY – May is Military Appreciation month and Crossroads Realty is proud to announce that we participate in U.S. Military on the Move, a program offered exclusively by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. When buying or selling a home, we have a program designed to reward America’s fighting men and women for their service to our country. U.S. Military on the Move is a free real estate rebate and information program that allows you to earn cash back when you buy or sell a home. When you buy or sell a home through U.S. Military on the Move, you receive a cash rebate on the actual sales
price – not a fixed amount based on a range of values – and you’ll receive your rebate at closing! Crossroads has been assisting veterans and civilians reach their home ownership dreams since 1966. Byron Kotzas, founder of Crossroads Realty, was a veteran of the Air Force, piloting missions from 1942 to 1945 in WWII. He also has been an avid supporter of the ongoing efforts of the USO. Byron was legendary for his philanthropic endeavors with many charities but the USO was very dear to home. We thank you for your service. To find out more about this program, please call Tina Orth at 732-674-7913.
Family Campout At Ocean County Park
LAKEWOOD – Our hope is to give families some outdoor exposure. You should arrive having eaten dinner. We will have a campfire, take an evening nat u re wal k a nd bed dow n for t he night. You will need a tent, sleeping bag, marshmallows for roasting and a “no-cook” breakfast for the following
morning. Children must be accompanied by an adult. If you have questions on what else to bring call 732-506-5122. Join us for a campout at Ocean County Park, Lakewood on June 23-24 for 6 p.m. on Saturday – 9 a.m. on Sunday. The cost is $5 per person.
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Brick Library To Host Blood Drive BRICK – The Brick Branch of the Ocean County Library is proud to sponsor a blood drive in partnership with the American Red Cross on Wednesday, June 13, from 2 – 7 p.m. An estimated 38 percent of Americans are eligible to give blood, but of those, less than 10 percent actually donate each year. If you are healthy and eligible, please come out to donate. Most donations take about an hour, so book your appointment, roll up your sleeve and
become a part of the lifesaving mission of the Red Cross. The blood drive will take place in the meeting room of the Brick Library, 301 Chambers Bridge Road, Brick. Though walk-ins are welcome, it is best to make an appointment by calling 1-800-7332767 (1-800-RED CROSS), signing up online at redcrossblood.org, or calling the library: 732 477-4513, #4 on menu. Thank you for helping to make our blood drive a success.
Brick Garden Club Hosts Longwood Gardens Trip
BRICK – The Brick Garden Club is sponsor ing a bus t r ip to Long wood Gardens and the Nemours Mansion and Gardens on Thursday June 21. The trip will include a “Longwood Story Tour” time to tour and have lunch on your own, a guided tour of the Nemours Mansion
and a shuttle loop tour of the gardens. The cost of admissions to both gardens and bus is $75 per person. The bus will be leaving from the Robert Anstett CAC 515 Herbertsville Rd. at 7:30 a.m. and returning at 6 p.m. For more information, call 732-840-8263.
Mayor’s Teen Advisory Council BRICK – Want to have a voice in your town? Want to be involved in making Brick better for all who live here? Join our club! We double as “The Society” (The Society of Influencers and Game Changers) and meet on Monday at Brick Township High School
(library conference room) and on Wednesdays at Brick Memorial High School (room 153) during lunch. Want more information or to get involved? Contact Project Coordinator Colleen Kahl at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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–Photo courtesy Brick EMS BRICK – On April 29, members of the Brick Police EMS supported the NJ Marathon in Long Branch, NJ as a participating agency of the NJ EMS Task Force. Congratulations to all the participants of the NJ Marathon. Brick Police noted it is always a pleasure to work with many other agencies throughout the state.
Habitat Offering Home Repair Assistance
OCEAN COUNTY – Are you or someone you know in need of home repairs? Habitat for Humanity may be able to help! Northern Ocean Habitat’s variety of home repair programs help low-income homeowners in northern Ocean County restore and maintain their homes. Habitat will partner with homeowners to alleviate critical health and safety issues and complete needed home improvement projects. The pre-approval selection of home-
owners and repair applications is done in a way that does not discriminate because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or national origin. Repair projects include railings and grab bars, water leaks, bathroom modifications, exterior repairs and more. If you or someone you know is in need of repairs, visit nohfh.com/repairs or call 732-228-7962 ext. 106 to see if you qualify for assistance.
LAKEWOOD – Join us for a Recreation Celebration at Ocean County Park in Lakewood on Friday, June 15 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. There will be sports, gardening, fishing, camping, birding, crafts, hiking, games, and much more. For more information, call 732-506-5122.
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National Day of Prayer & Lag BaOmer Observed Locally Together
–Photo courtesy Brick Clergy Association Attending the special meeting of the Brick Clergy Association were (l-r): Rev. Alex Perednia of the Living Faith Bible Church, Rev. Dan Schafer who is Chaplain for the Brick Police Department, Rabbi Robert Rubin of Temple Beth Or, Father Edward Blanchett of the Church of the Visitation Roman Catholic, Rev. Doug Chase of Brick Presbyterian Church who is also a Chaplain for the Brick Police Department, and Rev. Judy Anderson of St. Thomas Lutheran Church, all congregations in Brick.
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BRICK – The interfaith Brick Clergy Association met on May 3, which this year was both the U.S. National Day of Prayer and the Jewish Lag BaOmer. The National Day of Prayer is an interfaith project bringing people of different faith traditions together in mutual respect and prayer. Lag BaOmer is the 33rd Day of the Counting of the Omer – the 49 days from the Second Day of Pesach until Shavuot. One theme of Lag BaOmer is dedication to
study as we recall how Jews under Roman persecution in the Second Century CE had to go on picnic-type outings to get past the Roman guards in order to meet up with and study with rabbis who were in hiding. The Brick Clergy Association met at Windward Beach in Brick and shared prayers and readings from various faith traditions about water and the sea, thus incorporating elements of both the National Day of Prayer and Lag BaOmer.
Program Guide Available
TOMS RIVER – Freeholder John C. Bartlett, Jr., announced that the Ocean County Parks and Recreation Program Guide is published. The seasonal Newsletter is a schedule of the events and programs sponsored by the department. The Guide 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 Program Guide is currently available at many park locations. To receive one, or to be placed on the mailing list, please call 1-877-OCPARKS or visit oceancountyparks.org.
SummerFest 2018 BRICK – The SummerFest Concert and Family Fun Series presented by Pine Belt Motors ret ur ns to Wi ndwa rd Be a ch Park this su m mer. T he ser ies will feature great concerts, drive-in movies, fireworks, food trucks and more! And thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, all SummerFest events are free for you to attend! SummerFest takes place at Windward Beach Park, 265 Pr inceton Avenue. Going to SummerFest 2018 Concert is easy when you take a complimentary shuttle bus! Shuttle buses run from 5
until 8 p.m. from the following locations: • Brick Township High School: 346 Chambers Bridge Road • Drum Point Elementary School: 41 Drum Point Road • Midst reams Elementar y School: 500 Midstreams Road Return trips from Windward Beach begin at 9 p.m. and continue until all guests are returned to their vehicles. Children ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult on the Shuttle Buses.
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Omarr’s Astrological Forecast For the week of May 19 - May 25
By Jeraldine Saunders
ARIES (Mar 21-Apr. 19): The first half of the week is a poor time to launch crucial projects as there could be unexpected changes to your plans. It might be best to consider your future financial needs and lay the groundwork for stability. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Develop an archive of accurate assumptions. You and a special someone share the same tastes and passions. You can take this to a logical conclusion in the week ahead when there is time for private, intimate moments. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You deserve to only have the best and highest. Maybe you will need to be patient or to economize to gratify your desires as the week unfolds, but you will find it worth every penny and the wait in the long run. CANCER (June 21-July 22): You may be in a negative frame of mind about job or career prospects. Rather than making impulsive changes in the week ahead, in the hopes that they will change your luck, focus on being reliable and steady. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): It is wise to be discreet about a financial matter or career objective. Office politics can be tricky to handle as this week unfolds, so remain inconspicuous. Use good business sense to handle unexpected changes in plan. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Remember that good fences make good neighbors. In the week to come you may be challenged to defend your territory so it is wise to offer well-defined limits. Being too inquisitive or intrusive could stir up animosity.
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wolfgang puck’s kitchen Take Mom On A Healthy Trip To Italy Without Leaving The House By Wolfgang Puck ITALIAN STRATA WITH TOMATOES, BELL PEPPER, AND SWISS CHEESE Serves 8 1/2 pound (250 g) stale country-style whole wheat or multigrain bread 1 garlic clove, halved Olive oil-flavored nonstick cooking spray 1 cup (250 mL) fi nely shredded reduced-fat Swiss cheese 1 large red bell pepper, roasted, peeled, seed -ed and torn into thin strips (or the equivalent water-packed bottled roasted red bell pepper) 2 large ripe tomatoes, cored and thinly sliced 3 large eggs 3 large egg whites 2 cups (500 mL) buttermilk 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper Fresh basil leaves, cut into thin julienne strips, for garnish Preheat the oven to 350 F (175 C). With a sharp bread knife, cut the bread into slices 3/4 inch (2 cm) thick. Rub one or both
sides of each bread slice with the cut sides of the garlic clove halves, using more or less depending on how garlicky you want the strata to be. Then, cut the bread into 3/4-inch (2-cm) cubes. Lightly coat the inside of a 12-by-10-inch (30-by-25-cm) baking dish, gratin dish, or a heavy nonstick 10-inch (25-cm) skillet with the nonstick cooking spray. Spread the bread cubes in the dish in a single, even layer. Evenly sprinkle half of the cheese over the bread. Evenly layer the bell pepper strips and tomato slices on top, and then sprinkle the remaining cheese evenly over the peppers and tomatoes. Put the eggs and egg whites in a mixing bowl, and beat them lightly with a fork. Add the buttermilk, red pepper flakes, oregano, and salt and pepper to taste, and beat until thoroughly combined. Pour the egg mixture evenly over the ingredients in the baking dish. Bake the strata until it looks slightly puffed up and the top is golden brown, 45 minutes to an hour. Remove the dish from the oven, and let it set at room temperature for at least 10 minutes before using a large serving spoon to scoop it onto individual serving plates. Garnish with fresh basil, if you like.
(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) © 2018 TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES, INC.
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