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–Photos by Chris Lundy and Albert Music Hall The band North Country performs on the newly christened Roy Everett Stage. Roy Everett in “the house that Roy built” - the Albert Music Hall. By Chris Lundy WARETOWN – On the porch of the Albert Music Hall, a few musicians are talking about what to play next. A suggestion is made, and everyone goes all in. The guitarist leads them off. The bassist builds the rhythm, the foundation. Then the banjo lends its voice. These instruments can be played individually, sure. And these musicians probably practice quite a bit on

Local Gun Range Hosts Free Firearms Training For Students By Kimberly Bosco LACEY – It has been nearly two months of debate between parents and the school board, following the discipline of two Lacey students for a firearm-related social media post back in March. Now, the New Jersey Second Amendment Society (NJ2AS) and Union Hill Gun Club in Monroe Township have teamed up to provide free firearms training to Lacey students. The Union Hill Gun Club will be providing free safety training, firearm instruction, firearm rentals, ammunition, targets, and range time to all interested


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their own. But here is where individual players can create a song together. A handful of other musicians have gathered over in the Pickin’ Shed next door. The shed is a large garage, wired with microphones. They talk shop. They share trivia about each other’s instruments. Those who know each other catch up. Those who don’t find common

OCC’s New Health Science Building Open For Business

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Barnegat Recognizes Library & National Police Week By Kimberly Bosco BARNEGAT – At the most recent Township Committee meeting, Mayor Frank Caputo recognized the 25th anniversary of the Barnegat Branch of the Ocean County Library as well as National Police Week with proclamations. Caputo noted that the Barnegat Library held a 25th anniversary

celebration at the library’s location on West Bay Avenue the previous month. “This library here is one of the nicest things that we have,” said Caputo. “A library…is where a learning process takes place.” A representative from the Barnegat Library was present at the meeting to accept the proclamations. (Barnegat- See Page 4)

–Photo by Kimberly Bosco Chief Keith Germain accepted a proclamation on behalf of the entire force for National Police Week.

–Photo by Kimberly Bosco The H. Hovnanian Health Science Building is building 102 on OCC’s campus. By Kimberly Bosco TOMS RIVER – Ocean County College recently held a ribbon cutting for its newest addition to the campus, the H. Hovnanian (OCC - See Page 6)

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Continued From Page 1 Lacey students on May 20 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., according to a post by the NJ2AS. The idea to provide students with a “day at the range” was introduced at the March 19 Lacey Board of Education meeting by NJ2AS President Alexander Roubian. Roubian attended the meeting, along with dozens of other concerned parents and residents, to express concerns over the district’s disciplinary actions. Roubian noted in the post that this situation could go one of two ways. Either school officials could be seen as “digging their heels in and joining the national war on the Second Amendment” or could turn a negative into a positive by choosing to properly train students to use firearms. “Since then, NJ2AS has been overwhelmed with interest from parents, and most importantly, the students who have contacted us to sign up. Part of NJ2AS’


Continued From Page 1 Mayor Caputo also recognized the Barnegat Police Department and Police Chief Keith Germain with a proclamation for

message included the many Olympian and top competitive shooters who began their careers by accident - casually participating with a friend or family member at the gun range,” stated Roubian in the post. Many parents are in favor of this free training program, such as Amanda Buron, who has acted as somewhat of a spokeswoman for some Lacey parents upset with the school board’s actions since the beginning. Buron remarked that “this is exactly the education all of our children in the USA should be getting,” in a Facebook post lauding the NJ2AS and Union Hill Gun Club for the program. Buron said that the petition to recall longtime board member Linda Downing will be brought to the firearm training program as well, for any parents who wish to sign it. Buron, who has been a strong and very vocal proponent for gun rights throughout this debate, said that it was not her or the Lacey parents who made this program happen, but they are in full support of it.

Roubian also noted that Lacey school administrators and board members are generally in favor of the program. He explained that due to insurance issues, the school cannot officially sponsor the program, but through talks with Superintendent Craig Wigley, Roubian feels confident in their support. In a statement, Superintendent Wigley said “The Lacey Township School District continually supports our student’s constructive activities outside of school to include any positive event sponsored by local and national non-affiliated organizations. Although we cannot specifically sanction out of school-sponsored activities by all organizations, we appreciate the opportunity offered to our students by NJ2AS. In my recent positive discussion with Mr. Roubian from NJ2AS, despite misinformation and the exploitation of a confidential student matter, we agree this is a time for more collaboration and less rhetoric. We wish everyone who attends the event a safe

and enjoyable time” “By teaching proper firearm safety… we’re looking to turn this negative into a positive,” he said about both the NJ2AS and the school. While the free firearm training is intended for Lacey High School students, Roubian said that there will also be a program for the elementary and middle school students called the Eddie Eagle Gun Safety Program where the younger students are essentially taught to “stop, don’t touch” firearms and to get an adult for help. The training, which is scheduled for May 20, already has tons of sign-ups, according to Roubian. “Were probably going to be at capacity,” which would be approximately 100 students. He remarked that they may even be facing issues with lack of space due to the amount of sign ups, adding that they [NJ2AS and Union Hill] are considering breaking the training up into a few smaller sessions.

National Police Week. Police Week takes place from May 13-20. In addition, May 15 has been designated as Peace Officers Memorial Day. “The members of the law enforcement agency of Barnegat Township play an es-

sential role in safeguarding the rights and freedoms of the citizens…it is important that all citizens understand the duties, responsibilities, hazards, and sacrifices, of their police department,” read Caputo from the proclamation.

Chief Germain was present to accept the proclamation at the meeting. Caputo acknowledged Germain and the entire department for what they “do every day, put their lives out there, and I thank you for doing so.”

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Continued From Page 1 ground and talk about music. Larry Ditton, who listed his address as Florida and Forked River, grew up in this area. He said he figured he’d come down on a Saturday night and see if he could learn something from some of the other players. He wound up sitting near Sam Allen, who was tuning his 1958 Fender. “It’s the best music in New Jersey,” Allen said of the hall. “You always find people who are a lot better than you that you can learn from.” There’s one main stage – inside the hall. One wall has historic farm tools, the other has classic instruments – work and play. The stage is designed to look like a front porch, where someone living in the Pinelands would play, either for loved ones or just for nature to hear. There weren’t too many people in the Pickin’ Shed or out on the porch this night. Everyone was inside for the main event. That was where they were putting on a tribute to Roy Everett, who passed away this year. Roy was the president of the executive board, and spearheaded just about everything for 22 years, said his wife Elaine Everett, who is also deeply involved in the operation of the hall. “He designed it to the inch,” she said, and then a professional architect made it work. There is soundproofing between every room so that when people are practicing in the back, they can’t hear the concert in the front. In order to build it, he reached out to theater people to learn more, she said. The Two River Theater in Red Bank was instrumental in this regard. This meticulous approach came from his career as an engineer. Despite his love for old fashioned music, and the old fashioned feel of a community, Roy was an inventor. According to his obituary, he was issued 12 patents during his career. He helped build the Courier satellite, and was the lead designer of communications equipment used by Special Operations forces and on Air Force One. He used his engineering know-how to build an intricate town for his model railroads, and to make a working concert hall even though he had never done so before. There’s a small scale version of the Albert Music Hall in his railroad town. The Pickin’ Shed was another invention. People were always playing in the parking lot. Now, they had a roof over their head to do it. Originally the Pinelands Cultural Society, they became the Pinelands Cultural and Preservation Society for legal purposes. They aim to recreate the feeling of southern Jersey in the 40s and 50s. Every show has been recorded, and are part of the National Archives. The musicians - and the fans - come from all over, Elaine said. Travis Wetzel, for example, is a fiddler who played with the Grand Ol’ Opry, and always makes the hall part of his tours. “It’s a niche audience, but once they hear us, they come back as much as they can,” she said. Roy was instrumental in running it, but

The Southern Ocean Times, May 19, 2018, Page 5 there were so many volunteers that gave of their time. Some are gone, now, as well. But there are still some who come to help out. They sell tickets. They help the musicians. They clean up. They also work the concession stand, selling hot dogs and arguably the best apple pie in the world. Roy laid the foundation, and led the rhythm, and the other volunteers built the song together. “I’ve never known people who volunteer for something as long as they have,” she said. “They love what they do.” And all of those people were brought together for the memorial ceremony. It began with a few words from speakers, a short film, and then the hall did what it does best: play music. There were 18 acts scheduled to take the stage that night. Kelly Kehr hosted the night, and said that the Pinelands Cultural and Preservation Society was adding a ninth scholarship to be named after Everett. “He brought us all together as a team and I think we can all learn from him,” she said. Local politicians were invited. Proclamations were read from the Ocean Township Committee and Ocean County Freehold-

–Photo courtesy Albert Music Hall At the groundbreaking on May 18, 1996: Clan mother Diane, Caroline Krauthause, Marty Borsuk, Connie Borsuk, Russ Herr, Eleanor Rosenow, Frank Daniels, Joan McHale, Roy Everett (with shovel), Elaine Everett, Joe Horner, Gene Rosenow, Mary McGillick, and Chief Whippoorwill. The Chief and clan mother performed a Lenape earth blessing on the site, as the land was once part of a Lenape camp. ers, and senators Chris Connors and Diane Allen spoke. Allen’s husband plays there regularly. A digital screen descended from the ceiling of the stage’s porch backdrop. Hooked up to an unseen computer, the screen showed pictures from his life, and short

videos, including one of people singing at his memorial service. “Things change, but Albert Music Hall tends to stay the same,” she said. Before the first act went on, Kerr revealed a sign that christened the stage as “The Roy Everett Stage.”

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Continued From Page 1 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 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. 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 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 (OCC - See Page 15)


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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

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

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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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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 legislation he introduced to help vet-

WASHI NGTON, D.C. –A long-time proponent to allow sports-betting in Atlantic City, U.S. Representative Frank A. LoBiondo (R-2nd) issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court’s 6-3 ruling striking down the federal ban: “This is excellent news for Atlantic City! Together with the planned openings

erans who are suffering from Agent Orange or other herbicide-related conditions has passed out of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs.

The Fairness for Korea n DM Z Vetera ns 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, 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 Fair-

ness 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 com-

LoBiondo Hails Supreme Court Ruling Repealing Sports Betting Ban

of Hard Rock and Ocean next month, today’s ruling allowing spor ts betting will have a sig nif icant and positive impact on South Jersey, br i ngi ng tourism and tax revenue to the state and reinvigorat i ng Atla nt ic Cit y,” said LoBiondo. “From the legislature and Governor Christie’s legal strategy to my efforts in Congress,

our multi-prong multi-year approach proved successful in securing the shared goal of seeing sports betting become legal in New Jersey.” Brought to the U.S. Supreme Cour t by for mer Ne w Je r s e y G ove r n o r Chris Christie, the ruling repeals The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992, thus

allowing states the right to legalize sports betting. Since 2011, LoBiondo and New Jersey Representative Frank Pallone (D-6th) have introduced two bills that would provide for changes in the 1992 law that would allow sports betting in New Jersey. H.R. 784 (Pallone) would exempt New Jersey from current federal law

and H.R. 783 (LoBiondo) opens a window in which all states can enact a law providing for sports betting in their state for four years upon being signed by the President. Both lawmakers again cosponsored the other’s legislation. I n 2011, New Je r sey voters over whelmingly approved a ballot measure to allow sports wagering

mittee’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.”

in New Jersey, but its enactment has been delayed by lawsuits filed against the State of New Jersey by the NCAA and four professional sports leagues. New Jersey appealed its case in the courts, with the Third Circuit ruling against New Jersey. New Jersey appealed that decision to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Freeholders Call On Murphy To Restore Full Funding For Homestead Property Tax Rebate Program

OCEAN COUNTY – After the State slashed in half this year’s Homestead Property Tax rebates for seniors

and low-income families, the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders is asking Gov. Phil Murphy to restore

full funding for the program. “Our county has the largest percentage of senior citizens in the state so this cut

has really taken its toll on many of our residents,” said Freeholder Joseph H. Vicari, liaison to the Ocean County Department of Senior Services. Last year former Gov. Chris Christie and the state Legislature slashed the rebate for seniors from $516 to $267. Low-income families saw their rebate drop from $403 annually to $202. While state leaders are still wrestling with the proposed 2019 budget, press reports say Murphy’s office has indicated that he favors maintaining the rebates at the lower level. Vicari, in a May 8 letter to the governor, asked him to reconsider. “Social Security cost of

living increases have not kept pace with rising medical, utility and other costs borne by our senior citizens,” Vicari said in the letter. “A $249 annual cut in property tax rebates, or about $20 per month, may not seem like much on the surface, but for seniors, some of whom cannot afford the $2 charge for meals-on-wheels, this is a significant loss.” Freeholder Director Gerry P. Little said that while he understands the fiscal difficulties faced by the state, tax breaks for seniors and the needy should be a priority for both the governor and the legislature. “Let’s not balance the budget on the backs of our seniors,” Little said.

Vicari agreed, saying many of the county’s older residents are living on fixed incomes. “Caring for the needy and less fortunate among us has been a priority of your administration, as it has been a priority of our county government. I ask you to please support our senior citizens and restore the Homestead Property Tax Rebate to its full level of funding,” Vicari said in the letter. According to the state, about 600,000 residents received a Homestead Property Tax rebate this year. Both Republican and Democratic lawmakers in the Senate and Assembly have also expressed support for returning the tax rebates to 2017 levels.

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Beach Badges/Swim Lessons On Sale

LACEY – The Lacey Township Recreation Department is selling beach badges for our lakes. Our picturesque lakes provide a serene backdrop for a day of fun in the sun. We currently have three different locations that will be open for beach bathing: Bamber Lake, Cedar Creek Beach, and Lake Barnegat. Beaches will be open on weekends starting Saturday, June 16 and will open daily starting Thursday, June 21. Beach Patrol will begin on Saturday, 16. Beach badges will be required starting Saturday, June 23 and should be openly displayed. Beach badge sales began on Tuesday, May 1 and can be purchased at the Lacey Recreation Office Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. during the months of June and July. Beach badges are $5 each and are required for ages five years and over. Children under the age of five are free. The Lacey Township Recreation Department is also offering a Beach Patrol Swim School at Lake Barnegat again this summer. Our students will have the opportunity to learn a valuable life skill that is essential to living in Southern Ocean County. Children will be grouped by age and ability and will be in the water with our lifeguard staff for group lessons. The lessons will take place

on five Tuesdays starting on June 26. We offer three different time slots and the lessons are priced at $20 for all five weeks. Registration for swim lessons will be June 13 and 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Recreation Department Office. The Lacey Township Recreation Department will also be offering a Junior Lifeguard program. This program provides aspiring lifeguards a look into what it takes to provide waterfront safety to the community. This program is designed to educate participants who are already comfortable with their swimming ability. The program will be five Wednesdays starting June 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. priced at $45 for all five weeks. Registration for the Junior Lifeguard program will also be held on June 13 and 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Recreation Department Office. The Lacey Township Recreation Office is located at 818 West Lacey Road, directly behind our police station. Registration is taken on a first come, first served basis and all checks should be made payable to Lacey Township. If you have any questions, contact the Lacey Township Recreation Department at 609-693 – 1100 ext. 2203.

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Sam Pawlik Commits To Albright

–Photo courtesy Southern Regional High School MANAHAWKIN – Congratulations Southern Regional Girls Soccer player Sam Pawlik on her commitment to Albright College in Pennsylvania. Sam will continue her education and soccer playing career. She is surrounded by her father with the Southern Regional Girls Soccer coaching staff, head Coach Kaitlyn Hartkopf and assistant coaches Alex Flores and Ryan Fredrickson.

2018 Summer In The Parks Program

LACEY – Registration for Lacey Township Recreation Department’s 2018 “Summer in the Parks” day camp began on May 1. The seven week program will begin on Monday, June 25 and end on Thursday, August 9. Daily camp operation is Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The program is welcome to kids ages 5-13. All participants are supervised at each location by our fully First Aid and CPR trained staff. The Summer Parks Program will once again be offered at three park locations throughout town; Clune Park, Hebrew Park, and our newly renovated Huffy Wallis Park! Registration can be completed at the Recreation Office Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Late night registrations will take place on Monday, May 7 and 14 and Monday, June 18 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Lacey Township Recreation Office. The office will also be open on Saturdays (June and July) from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Registration forms will also be available to be downloaded and printed out online at under the Recreation tab. (Proof of residency is required at registration. First time registrants must submit a copy of birth certificate.) The program cost will be $130 per child for

the entire seven weeks. The fee will include the camp registration fee, four t-shirts and the end of summer camp party with pizza, Italian ice and drinks. In all, the program fee breaks down to an amazing cost of $.78 per hour! Daily activities include: basketball, soccer, tennis, arts and crafts, board games, and more! Trips for participants ages 5-7 will include the Lacey Library, Jenkinson’s Aquarium, BuildA-Bear and the Popcorn Park Zoo. Trips for participants ages 7-13 will include Fireball Mountain, Skyzone and the Popcorn Park Zoo. All trips will cost an additional varied fee. The program will also be introducing Lake Day’s as well as Friday Trip Day’s for participants ages 7-13. Lake Day’s will take place on every Tuesday in July and be supervised by the Recreation Staff as well as the Lacey Township Beach Patrol (purchase of beach badge is required). Friday Trips will be extended days (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) and will include Branchburg Sports Complex, iPlay America, Liberty Science Center and Sahara Sam’s Waterpark Oasis! All Friday trips will include lunch. Please note, the registration fee will increase to $180 after June 23. If you have any questions, contact the Lacey Township Recreation Department at 609-693-1100 ext. 2203.

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MANAHAWKIN – Regina M. Foley, Ph.D., MBA, RN, has been appointed chief operating officer of Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Ocean Medical Center. She brings an extensive and successful record of excellence in various nursing and leadership roles within Meridian Health and Hackensack Meridian Health to the medical center. “Regina is an outstanding leader. Having worked with her in various roles over the years, I am enthusiastic about the new leadership direction she brings to Southern Ocean Medical Center,’’ said Dean Q. Lin, MHA, MBA, FACHE, FCPP, regional president of Hackensack Meridian Health.”’ Prior to being named chief operating officer at Southern Ocean Medical Center, Regina was the chief operating officer at Bayshore Medical Center. During her time at Bayshore Medical Center, the team achieved Magnet designation - the highest credential that can be achieved within the nursing profession. In addition, the medical center scored an “A” from the Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Score Initiative for meeting the highest quality standards in patient safety. Under Regina’s leadership, Bayshore Medical Center received one of the strongest improvements across the network in the Great Places to Work Trust Index Survey. While serving in the role of chief nurse executive and vice president of hospital operations at Ocean Medical Center, Regina was instrumental in the development of Ocean Care Center, New Jersey’s first satellite Emergency Department, located in Point Pleasant. In addition, she led an $82 million expansion effort that included a new, state-of-the-art Emergency Department. After graduating from nursing school, Regina attended Monmouth University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing followed by a Master’s degree in Business Administration. While pursuing her degrees,

she practiced in the operating room at Ocean Medical Center in Brick, New Jersey and Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, New Jersey. Her leadership roles began in the Operating Room and continued until being promoted as the chief nurse executive at Ocean Medical Center, receiving the Elizabeth Kellogg Award for Nursing Leadership and selected as Wharton Nurse Executive Fellow. Regina continued her passion for nursing by earning a Master of Science in Nursing and Ph.D. from Kean University. Regina has been published in many periodicals, including Nursing Administration Quarterly, The Nurse Executive Resource Manual, and Journal of American Nurses. In addition, she has been presented with numerous awards and honors. Regina received the Governors Merit Award for Nursing Administration, as well as the New Jersey State Nurses Association C.A.R.E. Award for Administration. She was the beneficiary of the Point Pleasant Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Leadership Award was named the Brick Township Distinguished Citizen of the Year, was featured as “Person of the Week” in the Ocean Star newspaper, and had been elected to, and served two terms on the Point Pleasant Board of Education. In 2017, Regina was also named a Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore.

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Annual Picnic which will be held on May 24. The purpose of the Intergenerational Council is to bridge the gap between the generations. Membership is open to all adult members of the community. For membership or more information, contact Rosemarie Tamarato at 609-597-9481 ext. 2311 or rtamarato@srsd. net.

LUMC Trip To See “Jesus” AT Sight & Sound

FORKED RIVER – Join the Lacey United Methodist Church for a trip to Sight & Sound Theatre to see “Jesus” on October 30, 2018. The cost is $135 per person. The package includes a show ticket, smorgasbord meal at Shady Maple, and deluxe round-trip Motorcoach transportation. The itinerary includes: • 9 a.m.: Depart LUMC

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FORKED RIVER – A Car Show, sponsored by the Vintage Auto Museum of NJ, will be held on Saturday, June 30 at the Forked River Presbyterian Church. Rain date is Sunday, July 1. Come out to see cars and trucks, classics, hot rods, customs, and antiques and vote for your favorites. Enjoy delicious refreshments and shop at vendors’ displays. Listen to 60’s music by our DJ. Entry fee is $15 if you pre-register ($20 fee day of event). Entry time is 8 a.m. on Saturday,

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MANAHAWKIN – Congratulations to the team of Matteo Mastrogiovanni and Joe Kiernan who placed second (out of 403) within the Southern Region and 23rd (out of 1676) within the Coordinator Region of the high school division of the 2017-2018 Year-Long

Competitive Stock Market Game session. The students will be recognized by the SIFMA Foundation at an awards ceremony to be held at Stockton University on June 4, 2018. The project was completed in Kathy Hillblom’s Topics in Business class.

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MANAHAWKIN – Once again the Antique Car demonstration was held on the front lot of the 11/12 building. The cars were organized by decade and classes were brought out to a specific decade’s cars to

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Continued From Page 6 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,

The Southern Ocean Times, May 19, 2018, Page 15 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 first to the third floor and from $25-200,000. All donations will go towards supporting scholarships and health science programs.


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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

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OCHD Recognizes Stroke And High Blood Pressure Awareness

OCEAN COUNTY – The Ocean County Health Department announces that May is Stroke and High Blood Pressure Awareness Month here in Ocean County and throughout the nation. High blood pressure is the most controllable risk factor for stroke, now affecting about half of all Americans (46 percent) and responsible for more deaths worldwide than any other condition, according to the American Heart Association. “It is important to note that high blood pressure is preventable, sometimes just with lifestyle changes if caught early, and detection can literally save lives,” according to Freeholder Director and Board of Health Liaison Gerry P. Little. “Residents of Ocean County are encouraged to monitor their blood pressure and see a doctor if results show consistently high blood pressure readings and a high reading has been newly defined as any above 130/80,” said Ocean County’s Public Health Officer and Public Health Coordinator for the Ocean County Health Department Daniel E. Regenye. Freeholder Director Little explained that


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many local residents may have been shocked by the Revised American Heart Association guidelines issued in November of last year which resulted in many more people being defined as having hypertension. “However,” according to Freeholder Director Little, “the new guidelines may be a call to action for the many residents previously undiagnosed who now have the impetus to make healthy changes to their lives to prevent stroke and all other complications of high blood pressure.” “High blood pressure is known as the “silent killer” because there may be no symptoms prior to a stroke or cardiovascular event and the cumulative effects of high blood pressure accounts for the 2nd highest number of preventable deaths from stroke and heart failure, second only to smoking in the United States,” said Regenye. “Public health education here in Ocean County is critical on this issue as more residents are diagnosed with hypertension.” “Whether one makes simple adjustments with food and exercise or follows a doctor’s recommendation for medications, lives will be saved through increased awareness of stroke and high blood pressure,” concluded Regenye. The Ocean County Health Department is committed to promote and support chronic disease prevention for all residents of Ocean County. Live Healthy Ocean County! is an OCHD program that provides health education and no cost chronic disease screening services including blood pressure, stroke risk, glucose, cholesterol and other assessments at various locations throughout the community. In light of May being American Stroke Month and National High Blood Pressure Education Month, the OCHD strongly recommends frequent blood pressure screenings and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. You can contact the Clinic Services division at 732341-9700, ext. 7604 to arrange for screenings in your community. Available information on these crucial topics can be found at the Health Department’s website,, according to Director of Administration and Program Development Brian E. Rumpf, Esq.

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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 $5.00 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 County Parks and Recreation, 1198 Bandon Road, Toms River, NJ 08753. Please provide name, address and daytime telephone number, along with program # when registering. This class is program # 113021-3D. For more information or to receive a Parks & Recreation Newsletter call 732-506-9090 or visit our website at “Like” us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram. The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders sponsors this program.

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By Marc S. Galella, Esq., of R.C. Shea and Associates The middle of the year is a good time to review your estate planning documents. Let’s start with your Last Will and Testament. Have you reviewed it in the last year? If not, now is a good time. First, look at the persons who you have appointed as your executor, guardian and trustee. Are those persons still capable of acting in that capacity? Are they still willing to act? Is there any reason why you would not want them to act under your Will? Review the specific bequests and devises in your Will. This is the part of the Will where you leave specific items, real estate or money to specific persons. Are those persons still worthy of receiving those assets? Are there additional persons that you want add to your Will? Do you still own the items identified in your Will? Are there any other items that you want to leave to specific persons? Review the persons named in your Will who are receiving the remainder of your estate. Are those persons still deserving of your assets? If you are leaving your estate in different percentages to your beneficiaries, are those percentages still what you want? Are they any other persons who you want to add to your Will? Are any of the persons named in your Will incapacitated or receiving governmental benefits? Perhaps the assets left to those persons are best left in a trust.

Review your Power of Attorney. Are the persons you appointed in that document still capable of acting for Marc S. Galella Esq. you? Do they still want to act on your behalf? Are there other persons who you want to name to act for you? Is there any reason why a person that you named should no longer act for you? Do you have a Power of Attorney? Maybe you did not need one the last time you prepared a Will, but maybe you should consider preparing one now. Review your Living Will. Ask yourself the same questions as your Power of Attorney. Has there been any changes in your medical conditions that would change the medical directives in your current Living Will? If after reviewing your current estate planning documents you feel that they should be changed, now is the time to discuss your concerns with an estate planning attorney. The attorneys at R. C. Shea and Associates have over 100 combined years of preparing estate planning documents. Call us to schedule an appointment to review your documents with you.

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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. John was treated at Mount 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 family 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 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 joggingfor

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BERKELEY TOWN–Photo courtesy Ocean County Freeholders SHIP – 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 from destruction,” he said. “We are pleased to 800 gallons of water and is flown by Ste- to offer this invaluable service to the Forest ven Fletcher, President of Fletcher Flying Fire Service.” Last year, while based at the airport, the air Service. With a keen eye, Fletcher is tasked with tanker was used to respond to six forest fires, dropping water on the right spot to put out or delivering more than 6,400 gallons of water get under control brush fires that are frequent in 14 drops to the fire sites. According to the state Department of Enthis time of year. “We are pleased to provide the forest fire vironmental Protection, the peak wildfire service with a state of the art facility where season in New Jersey typically begins in they can house an air tanker and easily access middle to late March and runs through late areas that may be affected by a forest fire,” spring, when the weather tends to be dry, said Ocean County Freeholder Joseph H. windy and warmer. This also is the time of Vicari, liaison to the Ocean County Airport. year when forest canopies and undergrowth The Ocean County Board of Chosen Free- have yet to leaf out, making forest debris holders entered into an agreement with the more susceptible to the drying effects of state Forest Fire Service allowing it to base wind and sunshine. The DEP and Ocean County participated its plane at the airport from mid-April to mid-May. The plane has been scheduled to in prescribed burns in order to minimize the potential for forest and brush fires. Preleave Ocean County May 11. “This time of year is the height of forest fire scribed burns usually take place through the season,” said Freeholder John P. Kelly, Direc- end of March, conditions permitting. These tor of Law and Public Safety. “We appreciate burns are generally conducted during the the efforts of the state Forest Fire Service and winter – especially toward the late-winter all of our volunteer fire companies in making months – to minimize the amount of smoke certain our residents and visitors are kept produced, and when weather conditions tend to be safer for controlled fires. from harms’ way during this time.” Prescribed burning is an important tool Vicari noted that the Forest Fire Service returned to the Ocean County Airport after in keeping forests and other wildlands safe the County opened the crosswind runway and healthy. These burns are conducted only under exacting conditions by highly trained in September 2014 creating a safer airport. “The safety of the pilots using the airport personnel. Prescribed burns reduce the risk of the is of the utmost importance to the County,” said Ocean County Freeholder Director materials serving as tinder for wildfires Gerry P. Little. “The airport is used for later in the year. This practice also improves more than just private planes. It serves an the overall ecological health of forests and important role when it comes to public safety, grasslands. “This is also a good time to remind residents and housing aircraft that are used by public and visitors to be particularly vigilant when safety agencies.” Vicari said the crosswind runway provides driving or out in the woods to properly dispilots with safer landing and takeoff alterna- card any smoking materials or not engage in this kind of activity,” Kelly said. “So many tives during adverse wind conditions. “Because the worst forest fires usually co- forest and brush fires are caused by human incide with high winds, prior to completion error or carelessness. They can easily be of the crosswind runway, the Forest Fire prevented.” Vicari noted anyone convicted of purposely Service had to cancel previous missions due starting a forest or brush fire faces serious to strong crosswinds,” he said. Vicari said Ocean County has seen its share criminal penalties. The Ocean County Airport is located on 420 of large and dangerous brush fires. He noted that shortly after the completion acres in Berkeley Township about five miles of the crosswind runway, a major forest fire west of Toms River. A precision approach broke out that threatened several neighbor- facility, it features a 6,000 foot runway and accommodates various aircraft, including hoods just a few miles from the airpark. “The Forest Fire Service had the use of private airplanes, small corporate jets, the the crosswind runway which helped the fire state Forest Fire Service planes, the Civil service in its efforts to save many homes Air Patrol and Emergency Services aircraft.

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Local Kids Win County Fire Poster Contest

–Photo by Jennifer Peacock Winners from left to right: Mackenzie Asfalg, Adriana Manochio, Abigail Fuchs, Madison Salanitro, Eva Rios and Ashely Soltis. Along with their families, freeholders John Kelly and Gerry Little. By Jennifer Peacock OCEAN COUNTY – The Ocean County Fire Prevention & Protection Association, along with freeholders John Kelly and Gerry Little, announced the association’s poster contest winners at the freeholder’s recent meeting. The state association sponsors a contest every year. Municipalities hold the first round of contests, and winners advance to the county, and then state, contests. “To get to this point, just to give some statistics, is that our guys judge probably 1,000 posters from the schools,” OCFPPA president Bill Gee said. “So you’re the winners out that many kids.” The winners received $50 gift cards and a certificate from the county. “The message is very important this year: ‘Every Second Counts. Plan Two Ways Out.’ We would be remiss if we didn’t mention a little fire prevention while we’re here today,” Richard Orlando, vice president of OCFPPA and Brick assistant fire marshal, said. “Please, wherever you go, wherever your travels may take you, always know a second way out, not necessarily the way you went in, no matter where you go.” The county meeting room was packed with the winners and their families, in addition to the usual crew that attends freeholder meetings. “Everybody in here and everybody that took part in this year’s contest is already a winner, because you have learned some-

thing by teaching something,” Kelly said. “And really, this year’s theme is fantastic. Hopefully, none of us will ever have home or our school on fire, but, we have to be prepared in the event that it is. And that’s what this contest is about.” Little thanked the families for coming out to support the winners. “These kids are the future, not only of Ocean County and your local towns, but of our nation, and they have a good head start. They’re obviously good students and a lot of that is attributable to the parents and the family that’s there to support them,” Little said. The county had winners in six categories. The winners included: Division 1, Kindergarten to second grade, Mackenzie Asfalg from Osbornville School in Brick Division 2, third to fifth grade, Adriana Manochio, H&M Potter School in Berkeley Division 3, sixth to eighth grade, Abigail Fuchs, Veterans Memorial Middle School in Brick Division 4, ninth to 12th grade, Madison Salanitro, Central Regional High School in Bayville Division 6, kindergarten to eighth grade, Eva Rios, Lake Riviera Middle School in Brick Division 7, ninth to 12th grade, Ashley Soltis, Central Regional High School in Bayville Berkeley Township fire official Fred Mitchell was also in attendance.

Southern Regional Annual Memorial Day Ceremony

MANAHAWKIN – The annual Memorial Day Ceremony featuring the Field of Flags will once again take place on the grounds of the high school on May 25 at 10:30 a.m. One 12” x 18” American flag will be placed for every service person that has died in Iraq and Afghanistan while serving our country. The Southern Regional Air Force Junior ROTC cadets, along with the physical education department, will be placing the flags

throughout the day on Thursday, May 24. Donations of any denomination to purchase additional flags for this special project are gladly accepted. Checks should be made payable to SRHS-Memorial Day and sent to the attention of Col. Joseph Potts, AFJROTC, 90 Cedar Bridge Road, Manahawkin, NJ 08050. For further information on this project, contact Colonel Potts at 609-597-9481 ext. 4236 or

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Southern Ocean Medical Center Launches Mini-Medical School

MANAHAWKIN – Students of Southern Regional High School got a taste of what it’s like to be a physician by attending Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Ocean Medical Center’s first annual mini-medical school. More than 100 juniors and seniors interested in the medical and health professions participated in the six-session educational enrichment program, March 6 through April 17. “Medical school is a dream for many, and for students nearing the end of their high school careers who want to find out if the health care field is for them, a mini-medical school can be the first step on the path to reaching that goal,” said David S. Kountz, M.D., MBA, FACP, program director and co-chief academic officer of Hackensack Meridian Health. “By partnering with Southern Regional High School, we are inspiring the next generation of health care professionals with informative, interactive sessions taught by our experienced and knowledgeable physicians and health professionals, who are committed to redefining the future of health care,” said Dean Q. Lin, MHA, MBA, FACHE, FCPP, regional president of Hackensack Meridian Health. The opening session featured an introduction of the medical field by Dr. Kountz and, an interactive question and answer session by two medical students about what it is like to be in medical school. The ongoing weekly informative sessions featured guest speakers and hands-on demonstrations by Southern Ocean Medical Center’s expert physicians including: Kimberly A. Hogan,

–Photo courtesy Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Ocean Medical Center M.D., Francis J. Schanne, M.D., and Paul Mastrokyriakos, D.O. Students also had the opportunity to learn about various heath care professions during a panel discussion hosted by the medical center’s allied health practitioners. “The young men and women who participated in the program were truly exceptional - not just because of their academic abilities, but these students were serious about defining their particular interest in health care and the next phase of their educational career,” explained Craig Henry, superintendent of Southern Regional High School. “They attended all six sessions and worked attentively to gain a better understanding of the art and science of medicine.” The mini-med school concluded with a graduation ceremony with friends and family on Tuesday, April 17, with guest speaker and retired pediatrician, Richard Goldstein, M.D. For additional information and questions about Southern Ocean Medical Center, please go to

Walk With A Twist

NEW GRETNA – Walk With a Twist on Saturday June 2, 2018 from 10-11 a.m. at the Reflections Garden Walkway (New Gretna Playground, North Maple Ave across from New Gretna School). Our 2018 Walk Sponsor is the Philly Pretzel Factory, Manahawkin. Register at Registration $5 and minimum donations raised of $50. Checks payable to: BJARCA Foundation Tax ID #27-3663926.

There will be yoga, walks, and playground with an obstacle course. Come walk with friend or buy a brick! Kids, adults, and pets are welcome. Help fund local cancer patients. Refer a cancer patient by emailing to barneesee@ with the patient’s name, oncologist name and phone numbers (Information is confidential; however, patients may choose to go public).

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 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.

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Prosecutors 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 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 High School • Hunter Clark, Point Pleasant Beach High School • Jillian Williams, Pinelands Regional High School • Andres J. Acevedo, Ocean Gate Elementary School • Anthony Brenner, Ocean County Vocational Technical School - Waretown Center • Jerrod Jordan, Ocean County Vocational Technical School - Toms River Center • Grace Cocanower, Ocean County Vocational Technical School – MATES • Taylor Kurinzi , Ocean County Vocational Technical School - Lakehurst Center • Herman Irizarry, Ocean County Vocational Technical School - Jackson Center • Sergio Cortes, Ocean County Vocational Technical School - Brick Center • Justin Pritikin, New Egypt High School • Jerry Ward, Manchester Township High School • Isaac Enu, Lavallette Elementary School Michelle Elias, Lakewood Middle School • Shaniah Sky Morris, Lakehurst Elementary School • Benjamin Werner, Lacey Township High School • Allison Brown , Jackson Memorial High School • Samantha Burger, Jackson Liberty High School • Shayla Buser, Island Heights Elementary School • Joseph Lopez, Hugh J. Boyd, Jr., Elementary School • Logan Buffin, George J. Mitchell Elementary School • Faith Barreau, Frog Pond Elementary School • Ethan Grabich, Eagleswood Township Elementary School • Elizabeth McGee-Shearin, Central Regional High School • Olivia Kenny, Brick Township High School • Connor Buckley, Brick Memorial High School • Kellen Hess, Berkeley Township Elementary School • Richard Fasolo, Barnegat High School


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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.


wolfgang puck’s kitchen Take Mom On A Healthy Trip To Italy Without Leaving The House By Wolfgang Puck

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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