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TIMES | May 19, 2018

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By Bob Vosseller JACKSON – Jackson officials acknowledged Breast Cancer Awareness and Older Americans Month during a recent Tow nsh ip Council meeting. The meeting also saw the passage of an ordinance amending the township’s construction codes to make them more uniform. Township Administrator Helene Schlegel read a proclamation regarding the “Paint the Town Pink” campaign

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–Photos by Bob Vosseller and Abundant Grace Church (Above) Volunteers of the Blessing of the Bikes gather in the parking lot of the Abundant Grace Church on Indian Hill Road, Toms River. (Inset) People came from all over the community for the Blessing of the Bikes By Bob Vosseller son and other motorbike TOMS RIVER – Mo- models blessed by Pastor torcyclists came from Anthony Storino of the as far as Trenton and Abundant Grace Church Egg Harbor Township to on Indian Head Road. have their Harley-DavidWhile the tradition

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of motorcycles being blessed for safe travel began some 100 years ago, according to event coordinator and parish member William Bint-

liff, this marked the first time for it to be held at the township church. Bintliff said that more than 30 motorcycles (Bikes - See Page 2)

OCC’s New Health Science Building Open For Business

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–Photo by Kimberly Bosco The H. Hovnanian Health Science Building is building 102 on OCC’s campus

Jackson Paints The Town Pink, Honors Older Americans Month

By Kimberly Bosco TOMS RIVER – Ocean County College recently held a ribbon cutting for its newest addition to the campus, the H. Hovnanian Health Sciences Building. The new building is named for The Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation, the generous donor of $3.75 million to the Ocean County College (OCC - See Page 6)

–Photo by Bob Vosseller Me r i d i a n He a l t h representative Kylie Stanger, Jackson, thanks the Council for “Paint the Town Pink Month.”

Local Ballplayers Earn Conference Honors

C O L LT E G E CORNER By Chris Christopher hree 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. (Ballplayers - See Page 4)

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Continued From Page 1 calling for mammograms and promoting early breast cancer detection. The “Paint the Town Pink” campaign is a Hackensack Meridian Health event. Kylie Stanger, a Jackson resident and Meridian representative, accepted the proclamation and spoke about the cause during the meeting. Stanger noted that one in every eight women will develop breast cancer within her lifetime. This year, it’s estimated that there will be 8,550 new cases of breast cancer among women in the Garden State. “We are making headway in bringing greater awareness of the issue and (Paint the Town Pink) is becoming a bigger event each year,” Stanger said. It was also noted that early detection is a woman’s best defense against breast cancer. With early detection, the five-year survival rate is almost 100 percent. According to educational material provided by Stanger, a well-woman visit is a yearly checkup with a doctor where a woman can discuss her health and preventative screenings. Councilman Scott Martin reiterated that early detection was key in catching the disease early and increases the chances that it can be treated with a successful result. “Unfortunately, a number of my family suffered from breast cancer. This is very important,” Councilwoman Ann M. Updegrave said concerning the campaign. “My grandmother was diagnosed with it,” Council Vice Preisdent Rob Nixon said.

“Meridian Health has been a great partner with the community.” Council Vice President Kenneth Bressi said the event stresses “the importance of early detection.” Older Americans Month was also recognized during the evening through a proclamation. Martin noted that many seniors in the township “contribute to our town.” Oliva said that she feels there is unsightly material and overrun vines near her residence that need to be cleared. During the session the council introduced on first reading an ordinance authorizing a perpetual sewer easement to the Jackson Township Municipal Utilities Authority. Another ordinance approved on first reading authorized the execution of a lease agreement with Ocean County Modelers Inc. Also approved was a resolution involving a shared services agreement between the township and the Jackson Township Board of Education to provide two school resource officers for the district for the 2018-19 school year. A contract award between the township and Shore Top Construction for pavement repairs at various roadways in the community was also approved by council. The total contract price is in the amount of $166,388. Township Clerk Ann Marie Eden reminded residents that the nomination petitions for mayor and township council were due on June 4. “They can be picked up by anyone wishing to participate,” Eden said. The Nov. 6 general election will feature an election of mayor and council members.


Continued From Page 1 and around 40 visitors came out to the church during the blessing event which ran from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event featured some live music, food and other vendors. “This is our first blessing event but we’ll definitely be doing this as an annual event,” Bintliff said. Bintliff added that due to the unwelcome rain of the morning “we had a cancellation of our kettle corn dealer,” noting that the event also featured vendors to make it more of a community event. Toms River resident Annie Willets, one of around 30 volunteers, said the event featured a dozen craft vendors and some booths aimed at the needs of motorcyclists. “We were expecting about 100 motorcycles,” Blintliff said. The rain, however, put a speedbump in the road for some travelers. “If we had 70-degree weather the parking lot would be filled.” Despite the weather, those present were enjoying a good time. Bintliff said that cyclists across the county and beyond came out for the event. “It was a good event and a good cause,” he added. “We had one group come out early this morning from Trenton on their way to another activity in Rahway. It makes for a nice ride day,” Bintliff said. “This is more of a Christian outreach. We’re more concerned about saving souls than raising funds. The Blessing of Bikes began at a Catholic Church about 100 years ago. This event also shows how motorcycles riders

come from all walks of life,” said Blintiliff, who is a Harley-Davidson rider himself. “The motorcycles actually come into the church in many cases but our church just got new floors,” Bintliff said with a laugh. “Usually, the blessing of bikes happens during the month of April at different churches but we felt we’d be safe with warmer weather in May,” Bintliff said. “It made for a good outreach,” Pastor Storino said. “We will definitely be doing this again.” “We’d like to see some slow steady growth and it will make for a good community project. People see motorcyclists in a certain way. They are often stereotyped but I’ve found that your average biker is charitable, God-loving and devoted to our country,” Bintliff said. Bintliff noted the many motorcycle clubs who offer up their time for veteran funeral escorts, support Ronald McDonald House and other good causes such as Habitat for Humanity. “It isn’t just the money they donate but the time they give to help people,” Bintliff said. Bintliff recalled a former annual charity event that utilized the parking lot of the Freehold Mall as a staging area by hundreds of cyclists. “It filled the parking lot but after a while, it couldn’t accommodate the number of cyclists who came out. That is the kind of people they are and we’re happy to have them come by here and for the pastor to bless their bikes for a safe journey on their many travels ahead.” For information about next year’s event and other community events at the church e-mail

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Continued From Page 1 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 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 rightfield 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 threeway tie for 12th place in the Centennial Conference in total tackles and played in 10 games. (Ballplayers - See Page 20)

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Continued From Page 1 Foundation. The grant will be dedicated to supporting OCC’s health science programs. According to Kenneth Malagiere, Executive Director of the Ocean County College Foundation, $2.5 million of that has been given as an endowment to grant scholarships to attendees of the College’s health sciences programs. The remaining $1.25 million has been approved for healthcare programs at Ocean County College. The total cost of constructing the Health Sciences Building was approximately $18,550,000. The majority of the project was funded by Chapter 12 which is supported 50 percent by the state and 50 percent by the county. “The College is grateful to the County of Ocean for its unwavering support of OCC’s campus,” said Sara Winchester, Executive Vice President of Finance & Administration. “It has been underwritten by not only our [Ocean County] freeholders and our college [OCC] but also the H. Hovnanian Foundation,” said Malagiere. The Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation is a nonprofit organization that aims to “provide funding for charitable, educational, religious, scientific, literary, or testing for public safety purposes,” according to a press release by OCC. Present at the ribbon cutting was “guest of honor” Edele Hovnanian, daughter of Hirair and Anna Hovnanian and president of the foundation, who said a few words on her family’s behalf. “Ocean County College has always been a part of our family’s life…I was raised on North Maple Avenue in Toms River so a good part of my memories and childhood is tied to Ocean County,” said Edele. “This gift from my parents is just the beginning.” “He [Hirair Hovnanian] had great memories with all the men whose names are now on all the buildings in the campus and it was about time that I had dad’s name here too,” she added. Edele remarked that she was proud to have her father’s name on such a beautiful building. The new H. Hovnanian Health Sciences Building is a 47,000 square foot, three-story building that was constructed for the nursing and health sciences programs, some of the largest programs in the college. It will provide anywhere from 600 to 800 students per day with various upgraded facilities, new resources and equipment, and more room, to facilitate a much more conducive and accessible learning environment. “We needed a building that justified what we are doing here,” said Malagiere. Some of the unique features in the building include Nursing Skills Labs with 30 hospital beds and training equipment, Simulation Labs with programmable mannequins that react to students’ actions, a CPR Training Room, a Phlebotomy Lab and Medical Coding Computer Lab, Continuing and Professional Education Lab with Exam Rooms, a Fitness Room, and a Public Wellness Center/Clinic with Reception/Waiting Area and Exam Rooms. (OCC - See Page 7)


Continued From Page 6 A particularly cool feature of the new building is the Simulation Labs. These are four rooms set up like patient rooms with a control center in the middle, where students “can practice their skills in a safe environment,” according to Teresa Walsh, Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences, while being observed by faculty through a twoway mirror. “Faculty can become the voice of the patient, they can change the scenario to see if they [the students] are meeting all the skills,” she added. The simulation labs encompass ER, Pediatrics/OB, ICU, and other areas of medicine for a more well-rounded skill level. Whereas the program only has one sim lab and one control room in the current building, according to Walsh, they will now have four. Another beneficial aspect of the new sim labs is a conference room located right next door where students can go to see a video recording of how they handled the patient situation in the simulation for better feedback. The new area provides students with more space and better equipment to work with so that they are better prepared when it comes time to work on real patients. Not only this, but the expanded facilities allow OCC to expand its student population within the nursing program. “We’re going to be able to open up courses that were closed down because of space; lack of classrooms, lack of faculty, so we’re excited about that,” said Malagiere. Walsh called the ribbon cutting a wonderful day for the nursing program. “We kind of outgrew our building…it was built in the 70s, it’s very small,” said Walsh. She noted that the new building provides the students with more collaborative space so that nursing students, who she said tend to gravitate towards each other, can work together comfortably for studying. “We’re also going to have continuing

The Jackson Times, May 19, 2018, Page 7 education related to health sciences in the building too,” she said. “That involves point of care technicians, medical technicians, that work with nurses in the hospitals,” to create an interaction between the career side and the continuing education side of the program. Walsh added that in addition to these titles, they will also have Phlebotomists and EKG technicians available. “Generations of students will benefit from this beautiful building,” said Dr. Jon Larson, President of Ocean County College, in his opening remarks. Among many thanks, Larson thanked the Ocean County Freeholders who “together with the state of New Jersey, bonded this project to the tune of $13.6 million.” Present at the ribbon cutting were Freeholder John C. Bartlett, liaison to OCC, and Freeholder Virginia Haines, the honoree of the OCC Foundation’s upcoming Fellowship Gala on June 15. Bartlett joked that “it’s only through the miracles of modern medicine that I’m standing here today, and so it is entirely appropriate and a great honor for me, to be in this health science building.” Bartlett deeply thanked the Hovnanian Foundation for contributing to this project to further health science education, remarking that in the time he knew Hirair Hovnanian, he knew him as “a great man.” “Here at OCC, our student body and our education ambitions both continue to grow, and our college campus follows suit. We regularly undertake capital projects knowing full well, the quality of our surroundings is directly proportional to the quality of the daily lives of our students and is also a tribute to the citizen taxpayers of Ocean County,” said Larson. Malagiere remarked that anyone can become a “Major Donor” by dedicating one of the classrooms or labs in the new building. Donor opportunities range from the fi rst to the third floor and from $25200,000. All donations will go towards supporting scholarships and health science programs.


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Capitol Comments Assemblyman Ronald Dancer 12th Legislative District, Serving Jackson

TRENTON - Looking to bury deceased veterans with their spouses, Assemblyman Ron Dancer (R-12th) has introduced a bill (A3883) allowing the unclaimed ashes of spouses and eligible children be buried in a military cemetery with the veteran. “Husbands and wives are usu-

ally buried together in private cemeteries. They should be allowed to do the same in a military cemetery,” said Dancer. “With Memorial Day coming up, we have the opportunity to honor the forgotten men and women who selflessly served our country by uniting them with their spouses in a respect-

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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 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 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

Deceased Family Members Of Veterans Might Be Buried With Them

ful and dignified manner.” Dancer said veterans’ organizations reached out to him for legislation to unite veterans with their spouse’s cremains. State law allows veterans organizations to claim and inter veterans only at sea or at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Wrightstown. It also restricts veterans’ groups from obtaining a veterans death certificate which is required for

interment. Groups must depend on the funeral home to provide a copy or ask them to purchase one from the town, which is costly. Dancer’s legislation revises the law to allow veterans organizations to legally recover the unclaimed ashes of the spouses and eligible children of veterans, expand the place of interment to national or other state cemeteries, and gives them the authority to request a

death certificate from the state registrar free of charge. “Our veterans sacrifice so much,” continued Dancer. “What most people don’t realize is military families also pay a price for their spouses’ or parent’s service. Allowing them to be buried in a military cemetery, along with their loved one who served, is a way to show our appreciation for their service as well.” Dancer sponsored legislation

last session requiring the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs to provide a central website registry of unclaimed veteran cremations for veteran organization locating services. Veteran ashes have been abandoned 28 years on average, according to veterans’ organizations. Funeral directors are tasked with identifying, locating and notifying relatives or friends, but sometimes the remains go unclaimed.

Bill Would Make It Easier To Give To Charity 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. “By ensuring that taxpayers at all income levels can deduct their charitable gifts, the Charitable Giving Tax Deduction Act [-or- “this bill” or “this legislation”] can strengthen America’s houses of worship and faith communities and increase fairness in the tax code. We want an America where all—not just the wealthy—are encouraged to contribute to their communities through faith-based and other charitable organizations,” Brian W. Walsh, Executive Director of the Faith & Giving Coalition stated. “Preserving the deductibility of charitable contributions is critically important to support-

ing conservation work,” Tim Dillingham, Executive Director of the American Littoral Society, stated. “The YMCAs across New Jersey rely on charitable giving to provide essential programs and services that benefit communities across the Garden State,” said Dr. Darrin Anderson, Executive Director of the NJ YMCA State Alliance. “I applaud Rep. Chris Smith for his leadership in promoting increased charitable giving by creating an above the line, universal charitable deduction that would help protect the benefits of charitable giving for all taxpayers,” Dr. Darrin Anderson, Executive Director of the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance stated. “Independent Sector is proud to support the Charitable Giving Tax Deduction Act,” said Daniel J. Cardinali, President and CEO of Independent Sector. “Expanding the charitable deduction to all taxpayers will help civil society thrive and allow the charitable community to better serve their missions on behalf of communities across the country.” “While total giving remains robust, the number of American households who give to charity has declined every year for the last decade. The Charitable Giving Tax Deduction Act is a bipartisan solution to this alarming trend and will bolster America’s vibrant and independent civil society. We applaud Reps. Smith and Cuellar for introducing this legislation and for acknowledging that charitable gifts from all Americans should be recognized regardless of income,” said Sandra Swirski, Executive Director of the Alliance for Charitable Reform.

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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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Letters To The Editor Emotional Ties At The Albert Music Hall

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

phone books and aluminum cans at the recycling center behind HCBEMS building. Stay Well! Phyllis Brown Holiday City at Berkeley EMS

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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2018 WILD Outdoor Expo

JACKSON – Come out for the 2018 WILD Outdoor Expo on September 8 and 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at Colliers Mills Wildlife Management Area. This free family event celebrates outdoor recreation in New Jersey and allows visitors to learn about, explore, experience and enjoy New Jersey’s natural world. This is a great opportunity for families to learn about and try a wide array of outdoor activities that can be enjoyed at State Parks, Forests and Wildlife Management Areas, including fishing, shooting sports, kayaking, rock climbing, geocaching, camping skills, hiking, wildlife watching and more. Many demonstrations and seminars will take place on a variety of topics including snakes of NJ, scuba diving, water retriever demos, tree and bird identification walks, and birds of prey flight demonstrations. The Expo features an Environmental and Outdoor Supply Vendor Market and food is available from vendors, or bring your own. Hosted by The NJ Department of Environmental Protection and the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ. For more information, visit our website.

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“All About Autism” Support Group Meeting in May JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “All About Autism: A Discussion and Support Group for Caretakers” 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2 Jackson Drive. The support group is now meeting on this new date and time. “All About Autism” is a discussion and support group for those whose lives are affected by autism. Attendees can share information, exchange ideas, and support one another. Teen volunteers will run supervised activities for children 12 years old or younger. Attendees should advise when registering whether they will bring children. Registration is required for this free event. To register or for more information, visit or call Librarian Wendi Smolowitz 732-928-4400, ext. 4.

Police Tip Line

JACKSON – The Jackson Police Department has established a Confidential Tip Line to receive crime or suspicious activity information from concerned citizens: 732-833-3032. The Tip Line will be answered by a voice mail system and reviewed by a detective. All contact information will be kept confidential and you will receive a return call if requested. You may also leave crime or suspicious activity information anonymously. Please remember, this tip line should not be used for crimes in progress or emergencies that require an immediate response. If you have an emergency please dial 9-1-1. Any non-emergency calls dial 732-928-1111.

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Jackson CentraState Lab Relocates To Bartley Road

JACKSON —CentraState Health System has recently relocated its CentraState Lab at Jackson to 161 Bartley Road (corner of County Line) in Jackson. CentraState’s outpatient lab offers more than 500 comprehensive diagnostic tests, including protimes; urinalysis, thyroid and glucose testing; CBC; basic metabolic panel (BMP); prostate specific antigen (PSA); lipid profile; and many more. The hours of operation at the CentraState Lab at Jackson are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. No appointment is necessary except for glucose tolerance testing. The lab

provides services to people of all ages and accepts most insurance plans. For more information about CentraState’s Outpatient Lab or to make an appointment, call 732-210-3310 or visit CentraState Healthcare System is a non-profit community health organization consisting of an acute-care hospital, a health and wellness campus, three senior living communities, a charitable foundation and a Family Medicine Re side ncy P r og r a m , s p on sor e d by UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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JACKSON – Join us for Fireworks, Music & Food Trucks on July 7 at John F. Johnson Memorial Park from 3-8:30 p.m. with fi reworks at dusk. There will be food trucks like Shore Good Eats & Treats, Mister Softee, Jerzee Eatz, Kona, Ice, Tacoholics, and more. At

4 p.m. see the Sensational Soul Cruisers and at 6:45 p.m. see Larry Chance and the Earls. Bring a lawn chair and a towel! This event is presented by Jackson Township and NJ Clean Communities. For more information, call 732-928-1260.

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JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a question and answer session on “What is MyPI?,” a summer camp to teach teens about natural disaster preparation. This session will take place 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2 Jackson Drive. Laura Eppinger of Ocean County 4-H Rutgers Cooperative Extension will explain the MyPI Camp, which will run from June 25 to August 13 at the Jackson Branch. Sixteen hours of instruction will take place over eight weeks. This resume-building camp will instruct teens on fire safety, search and rescue, weather

conditions, basic wound care, and disaster psychology. Participants will gain volunteer and community service experience. Those who complete the training will receive Disaster Preparedness Certification. Interested teens will be able to register for the camp at this session. Those unable to attend this session may contact Teen Services Librarian Carolyn Aversano at caversano@ to obtain an application. Registration is required for this session. To register, visit events or call 732-928-4400.

New Egypt Family Fun Night

LAKEWOOD – The Class of 2020 is hosting a New Egypt Family Fun Night at the Lakewood BlueClaws on June 1 at 7 p.m. Come for a ball game, fireworks, mini golf and more. Come out and support New Egypt

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Saint Monica’s Youth Group Car Wash

JACKSON – Saint Monica’s Youth Group Car Wash will be on May 19, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Church Parking Lot, 679 W. Veterans Hwy, Jackson. We invite the community to come and joint us for spring cleaning of their cars. Donations

of $15 per car will be accepted. For more information visit us on Facebook Saint Monica’s Jackson NJ. All proceeds benefit needed repairs to St Monica Church. Donations to the Church are also accepted.

Jackson Community Clean Up Crew

JACKSON – Join the Jackson Community Clean Up Crew! It is the purpose of this group to serve our community with integrity, unity, and joy. The goal of this group is to organize

community wide beautification events whereby we have an opportunity to be the change in Jackson. Find more information at facebook. com/groups/2082578572015461/about/.

Ocean County Fair

BERKELEY – The Ocean County Board of Agriculture presents the Ocean County Fair on July 11-15, 2018 at Robert J. Miller Airpark. The cost is $8 for adults and children under 10 are free. Join us for animals,

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Research, and Liaison in Scientific Training for European Auditory Neuroscience — will engage tens of Ph.D. candidates from across Europe, expanding academic exposure to a public-health issue that demands attention. If you have tinnitus, don’t let it get in the way of your ability to work, sleep, lead an active life, or even think! There’s help and hope. Call our experienced team at 732-818-3610 to start enjoying relief from tinnitus today. P.S. DID YOU KNOW? Scientists may be working on a cure, but you can successfully manage your tinnitus now with solutions ranging from medical treatments to little changes at home. Possible causes of tinnitus can include hearing loss, ear blockage, sinus pressure, thyroid problems, medications, sinus pressure, or head and neck trauma — but the first step toward solving it is to come in for an evaluation. We can help you determine the best option for addressing your tinnitus: • Hearing aids • Medication • Counseling • Sound therapy • Tinnitus retraining therapy American Tinnitus Association. Understanding the Facts. Accessed Feb. 13, 2018. Hearing Health Foundation. Prevention | Research | Cure. Accessed Feb. 13, 2018. Hearing Health Foundation. Meet the 2017 Emerging Research Grantees. erg-2017-grantees#tinnitus-2017. Accessed Feb. 13, 2018. Cision PRWeb. American Tinnitus Association Funds $156,000 for Research Seed Grants. http:// htm. Accessed Feb. 14, 2018. European Commission. What Is Horizon 2020? programmes/horizon2020/en/what-horizon-2020. Accessed Feb. 14, 2018. University World News. Horizon 2020 backs major push to tackle tinnitus. Accessed Feb. 14, 2018.

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

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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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Walkin’ & Blazin’ On National Trails Day

JACKSON – Each year on the fi rst Saturday in June, National Trails Day events are held throughout the United States so that people may discover the hidden beauty of our local trails and celebrate outdoor life. The Forest Resource Education Center (FREC) and the Jackson Pathfinders invite the community to a National Trails Day event called ‘Walkin’ and Blazin’ on Saturday, June 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the FREC. Enjoy a hike on local trails, learn how trails are marked, and help repaint trail blazes during this free event. Volunteers will meet at the FREC Interpretive Center, where teams will be formed to repaint trail blazes and do some light trail grooming, such as clearing fallen

Design & Print: Travel Posters

JACKSON – Having a summer “Staycation” this year? Enjoy exotic locations from your home and decorate your space with a vintage-style travel poster! Learn how to find graphics, create, and print a large format poster in this Tech/Maker class at the Jackson Branch on June 13 at 2 p.m. This is an intermediate-level workshop. Participants must have mouse, keyboard, Internet skills and an email account. Registration is required and begins on May 25, 2018.

New Egypt Day 2018

NEW EGYPT – Come out for New Egypt Day on May 19 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in Downtown New Egypt at Main Street and Evergreen Rd. This will be a traditional street fair with great food, live music, vendors, and fun for kids. Wristbands will give kids unlimited access to inflatables, face painting, pony rides, and more. Wristbands are $6 each for up to 3, or $5 for 4 or more. Rain or shine!

Jim Hall Memorial Homeless Veterans Benefit

JACKSON – The New Jersey Elks Veterans Committee is sponsoring a Motorcycle Ride and BBQ Picnic to benefit NJ’s homeless veterans on June 23 from 12-5 p.m. at the Jackson Elks Lodge #2744. Registration for the ride starts at 9 a.m., the Ride kicks off at 10 a.m., the BBQ starts at noon. Cost is $25 per person and includes food, beverages, entertainment by The Mangos, vendors, and a great time! All proceeds to benefit our homeless vets.

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branches and removing litter. Each trail is approximately one mile long over uneven terrain. Please wear appropriate clothes and shoes for the day’s activities and bring drinking water. There are several picnic areas at the FREC, and the Interpretive Center, which has educational displays about forestry,

will be open during the event. The FREC Interpretive Center is located at 495 Don Connor Boulevard, Jackson, New Jersey. For information and to register for this event, please email jane., or call 732-928-0987. The Forest Resource Education Center, operated by the New Jersey State Forestry

Services, is committed to providing exceptional conservation education programs that promote the benefits of trees and forest stewardship. The Jackson Pathfi nders ( is a volunteer trail preservation group that maintains trails and open space in Jackson for public use.

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–Photo courtesy Rowan University Athletics Communications Department Ex-Jackson Liberty pitcher Danny Serreino earned first-team honors in the New Jersey Athletic Conference after excelling at Rowan University.


Continued From Page 4 Schleifer, a sophomore, was honored as the club’s Special Teams Most Valuable Player. He paced the conference in punt return yards, 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 finish 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 Family Owned & Operated

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: with the information.




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Born To Play

TOMS RIVER– Freeholder John C. Bartlett, Jr. announces that the Ocean County Parks and Recreation Department is conducting a new program called Born to Play. Children will enjoy indoor bowling, basketball and parachute games. The cost is $5 per child, ages 3 to 5 years. The class will be held at the Program Room of the Parks Administration Office, 1198 Bandon Road, Toms River on Tuesday, June 2 from 3-3:45 pm. To register, send a check made payable to the “County of Ocean to: Ocean Coun-

ty Parks and Recreation, 1198 Bandon Road, Toms River, NJ 08753. Please provide name, add ress and day time telephone number, along with program # when registering. This class is program # 113021-3D. For more information or to receive a Parks & Recreation Newsletter call 732506-9090 or visit our website at “Like” us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram. The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders sponsors this program.

2nd Annual New Jersey Recovery Film Festival TOMS RIVER – The New Jersey Recovery Film Festival will take place on June 2 at the Grunin Center for the Performing Ar ts at Ocean County College. Join NJ’s second annual celebration of recovery through the art of filmmaking! The festival is presented by Preven-

tion Links, Hope Sheds Light and Capacity Images to benefit the Raymond J. Lesniak Experience, Strength, Hope Recovery High School. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit njrff.

Child Identification Program JACKSON – The Child Identification program is offered at var iou s t i m e s throughout the year. A Child ID can be done for your organization or group by contacting Sgt. John Conver y at 732-833-3015. Scout or Group Tours of the Justice

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American Idol Live! Tour Stopping In Red Bank

RED BANK – After a monumental return to television in 2018, American Idol announces it’s taking the show on the road with the American Idol Live! 2018 tour, spanning three months this summer. The shows will feature this season’s talented Top 7 fi nalists: Cade Foehner, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Catie Turner, Gabby Bar-

rett, Jurnee, Maddie Poppe and Michael J. Woodard with special guest, Season 8 American Idol winner, Kris Allen. The 40 plus city tour will kick off on Wednesday, July 11 in Redding, CA and wrap on Sunday, September 16 in Washington, DC. Tickets go on sale to the public beginning Friday, May 11 at 10 a.m. local

time, including tickets for a show slated at Red Bank’s historic Count Basie Theatre on Friday, September 14. Joining the tour on select dates is In Real Life, winner of ABC’s 2017 summer reality competition show Boy Band. In Real Life has released three singles: “Eyes Closed,” their current top 40 hit, “Tattoo (How

‘Bout You)” and “How Badly,” marking their fi rst foray into singing in Spanish. M VIP packages will be available through giving fans the chance to purchase prime seats and meet and greets with the cast. Produced by Faculty Productions in conjunction with CORE Media Group, American Idol Live! gives fans the unique opportunity to be up close and personal with this season’s Top 7 fi nalists, including this year’s newly crowned Idol, and brings your favorite television competition directly to you in performances you can’t miss.

Cooking Up Summer Fun At OCVTS OCEAN COUNTY – Ocean County Vocational Technical School is now registering for the Summer Exploratory Culinary Arts Camps. Participants will enjoy an immersive culinary experience as they learn about culinary equipment operation, kitchen safety, searing, sautéing, seasoning, sauce making, braising, brining, roasting, baking and pastas! The camps are open to students 12 -15 years of age. This is an unforgettable opportunity to work alongside expert chef instructors as students learn and refine culinary skills and teamwork in the kitchen. Session #1 will run July 10 through July 26, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 8-11 a.m. (9 classes) at the OCVTS Brick Center, 3650 Chambers Bridge Road. Session #2 will run July 31 through A u g u s t 16 , Tu e s d a y, We d n e s d a y, Thursday from 8-11 a.m. (9 classes) at the OCVTS Waretown Center, 423 Wells Mills Road. The cost for each session is $200. Regist ration for ms are available at or by calling 732-473-3100 ext. 3196. OCVTS is also hosting the Marine Science Summer Experience and the Performing Arts Summer Camp. For more i nfor mation visit the OCVTS website


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Furnished Home - To share in Holiday City. $750/month - utilities, cable/internet included. You get private bedroom and bathroom. Security required. Female preferred. 732-977-7321. (23)

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Items Wanted $$$ WANTED TO BUY $$$ Jewelry and watches, costume jewelry, sterling silver, silverplate, medals, military items, antiques, musical instruments, pottery, fine art, photographs, paintings, statues, old coins, vintage toys and dolls, rugs, old pens and postcards, clocks, furniture, bric-a-brac, select china and crystal patterns. Cash paid. Over 35 years experience. Call Gary Struncius. 732-364-7580. (t/n) COSTUME/ESTATE JEWELRY Looking to buy costume/estate jewelry, old rosaries and religious medals, all watches and any type of sterling silver, bowls, flatware candlesticks or jewelry. Same day house calls and cash on the spot. 5 percent more with this AD. Call Peggy at 732-581-5225. (t/n) WE BUY USED CARS - Any condition, any make, any year. We also specialize in buying Classic Porshe, Mercedes and Jaguar running or not, DEAD OR ALIVE. 609-598-3622. (t/n) Entire Estates Bought - Bedroom/dining sets, dressers, cedar chests, wardrobes, secretaries, pre-1950 wooden furniture, older glassware, oriental rugs, paintings, bronzes, silver, bric-abrac. Call Jason at 609-970-4806. (t/n) U s e d G u n s Wa n t e d - A l l types: collectibles, military, etc. Call 917-681-6809. (t/n) CASH, CASH, CASH! - Instant cash paid for junk cars, trucks, vans. Free removal of any metal items. Discount towing. Call Dano 732-239-3949. (t/n) CASH PAID!! - LP records, stereos, turntables, musical instruments, guitar, saxophone, cassettes, reel tapes, music related items. Come to you. 732-804-8115. (25)

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Jogging For John 5K Will Raise Money For Cancer Patients By Kimberly Bosco BRICK – Calling all runners, walkers, sponsors, and volunteers! Join us for the 4th Annual Jogging for John 5K on May 19 to help raise funds for local cancer patients at the Brick Township Reservoir. This event is meant to bring the local community together in honor of Point Pleasant Beach native John J. Dooros. John was also a Vietnam veteran, a teacher in the Brick Township School System for over 37 years, and a devoted husband and father to his wife Regina and kids, James and Demetra. John was diagnosed with head and neck cancer in 2008 and then developed lung cancer due to Agent Orange exposure during his time in Vietnam. Joh n was t reated at Mou nt Sinai, Hackensack Medical Center, and Ocean Medical Center. The Jogging for John fund raiser was later created by the Ocean Medical Center Association, a local non-profit organization. “During his fight, it felt like our fam-

ily spent more time at Ocean Medical Center than anywhere else,” said his wife, Regina. There will be prizes and refreshments donated by local businesses, and all proceeds will benefit Ocean Medical Center for the Mother Hen Fund, to support local oncology patients with various needs during treatment. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. until 8:45 a.m. The 5K starts at 9 a.m. and the Kids’ Fun Run starts at 9:30 a.m. You can pre-register or donate online at joggingforjohn5k. Pre-registration is $25 and the Kids’ Fun Run is $10 plus a small processing fee. Race-day registration is $30 cash only and $15 for the fun run. Donations can also be made by check to the Ocean Medical Center Association designating, “Jogging for John” to P.O. Box 904, Brick NJ 08723. For more information, email

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appreciate the efforts of the state Forest Fire Service and all of our volunteer fi re 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 r unway provides pilots with safer landing and takeoff alternatives during adverse wind conditions. “Because the worst forest fi res 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 fi res. He noted that shortly after the completion of the crosswind runway, a major (Airport - See Page 5)

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Continued From Page 26 forest fi re 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 fi re 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 fi res, delivering more than 6,400 gallons of water in 14 drops to the fi re sites. According to the state Department of Environmental Protection, the peak wildfi re 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 fi res. Prescribed bur ns usually take place through the end of March, conditions permitting. These burns are generally conducted during the winter – especially

The Jackson Times, May 19, 2018, Page 27 toward the late-winter months – to minimize the amount of smoke produced, and when weather conditions tend to be safer for controlled fi res. 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 wildfi res 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 fi res are caused by human error or carelessness. They can easily be prevented.” Vicari noted anyone convicted of purposely starting a forest or brush fi re 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 air planes, small corporate jets, the state Forest Fire Service planes, the Civil Air Patrol and Emergency Services aircraft.

Attention All Active, Retired Military & Wounded Warriors 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

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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 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 Bor-

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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.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In the week to come you may find it difficult to predict how others may react to your ideas. Wait a few days before you exert persuasive tactics. Your energies could easily get scattered if you are subjected to repeated interruptions. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): The week ahead can offer you opportunities to explore your creative side. Use your vision and foresight to plan a better financial future. You might even recognize money making potential in a hobby or sideline. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Temper friendliness with common sense. Not everyone who gives you advice will be reliable in the week ahead. You must remain respectful of the rights of others especially if personal possessions are involved. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): “Push and shove” tactics can cause you to lose traction in the week ahead. Be considerate and gentle with people who are unpredictable. You may be too greedy for your own good or succumb to wishful thinking. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You can’t ignore any doubts and concerns that haunt you. Although you might not have the funds to buy your heart’s desire, or may find there are strings attached, you could receive a boost in pay later in the week. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You could be torn two ways. As this week begins you may be suspicion and distrustful about a financial matter on one hand. On the other hand, your generous nature is willing to give others the benefit of the doubt.


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Every mom wants to be indulged in some way on Mother’s Day. For many of us, that means treating her to a special brunch. And it can be especially nice if you cook the meal for her. (If you’re a mother reading this article right now, I suggest you find a way to slip it in front of your husband or your kids who old enough to cook. Or save it for a brunch you plan to cook for your own mom.) But there’s one big challenge when it comes to indulging that very special person: Many moms, including the fittest among them, don’t want to overindulge. Especially with summer around the corner, they’ll appreciate a Mother’s Day meal that feels lavishly delicious while also being wonderfully healthy. How do you walk such a fine line? Consider the lessons you can learn from the following recipe for my light version of strata, a traditional Italian savory bread pudding, that’s very easy to prepare. (In fact, you can even assemble it the night before, covering and refrigerating the dish, and then baking it on Mother’s Day morning.) At the very mention of the words “bread pudding,” though, you may wonder how such a dish could possibly qualify as light. But, in every stage of this recipe’s preparation, I take simple, health-conscious steps anyone can follow to lighten up their daily cooking. In place of the usual white Italian loaf found in most stratas, I use a good, crusty whole-wheat or multigrain loaf, which delivers more fiber, nutrients and flavor - all qualities that make every bite more satisfying. For the cheese, I use a low-fat Swiss, which you can find in most supermarkets; or you can substitute any other reduced fat cheese that melts well, like mozzarella or cheddar. I lighten up the eggs by including three egg whites along with three whole eggs, reducing the amount of fat in the dish even further; and I combine them with tangy, creamy-tasting buttermilk, a lower-fat alternative to cream. Add lively seasonings like garlic, red pepper flakes and oregano, and you have a dish that cuts the calories and fat but leaves nobody at the table feeling deprived of pleasure. Mom will feel especially indulged when you serve this recipe to her on her special day. She may even remark that it tastes just like having pizza for breakfast and wonder humorously what you’re doing to her diet with such a lavish treat. That’s when you

can share another surprise gift with her: the news that her Mother’s Day breakfast is actually healthy! I TA LI A N ST R ATA W I T H 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 m L) f i nely sh redded reduced-fat Swiss cheese 1 large red bell pepper, roasted, peeled, seeded 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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