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Local Gymnasts Take National Title Community News!

By Chris Christopher Team New Jersey struck gold in Florida. It won the Senior Showcase I nv it at ion al at t he Est e ro Community Center in For t Myers, scoring 151.75 points in the two-day event. New Jersey went against teams from Massachusetts, Illinois, Washington State, Wisconsin, Texas, Virginia, Indiana, Michigan and Connecticut. The event consisted of 91 individuals. “I think the caliber of gymnast that New Jersey brought to the event was extraordinary,” Team New Jersey lead coach Cindy Wag ner said. “We were so talented and we were very deep. At this meet, you can put up all of your girls. You don’t have to use a designated lineup.” Team New Jersey consisted

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Taylor Cusick displays her athleticism on the balance beam.

23 ACRES PRESERVED IN JACKSON By Jennifer Peacock OCEAN COUNTY – The county is adding 23 more acres to its open space collection. The Board of Chosen Freeholders approved the acquisition of 22.9 acres on Anderson Road in Jackson. “It adjoins a 210-acre t o w n s h i p - of - J a c k s o n owned Francis Mills Park. This will adjoin their park site,” Freeholder John C. (Acres - See Page 4)

–Map courtesy Ocean County The yellow land on this map is the property being preserved. Anderson Road is at the top of it. The orange parts are land that is already preserved.

Plumsted Incumbents Win Primary

By Chris Lundy PLUMSTED – Two Republican incumbents ran unopposed in the 2018 Plumsted Primary Election and won the right to represent their parties in November. Mayor Jack Trotta won 296 votes and Eric A. Sorchik, the deputy mayor, won 294 votes. They will now be on the ballot to defend their seats for another three-year term.

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Continued From Page 1 of 12 athletes. “T hey were all exceptional,” said Wagner, who was assisted by Colleen Sutphen, Meredith Garofalo, Heidi Henning and Elyse Philips. “They wanted to have a good meet and close out their high school careers with a good meet against exceptional competition and they did.” Team New Jersey consisted of former Jackson Memor ial High School perfor mers Jacie Van de Zilver and Taylor Cusick, Melissa Astarita (Marlboro), Chelsea Baker (Neptune), Alyssa Christopulos (Somerville), Ally Cucich (Red Bank Catholic), Morgan Durant (Watchung Hills), Shannon Gregory (J.P. Stevens), Nicole Kaplun (Ridgewood), Troi Marshall (Piscataway), Jenna Ramunno (Watchhung) and Alexis Tekin (Watchung). “All of the girls had a phenomenal competition,” Wagner said. “They hit their routines. There is not as much pressure here as there is at high school and club meets. A lot of our girls also compete at the club level. When you have girls who are as talented as these, there is not a lot of pressure.” “We won it because there was a lot of encouragement among ourselves,” said Van de Zilver, who captured the all-around championship. “We just worked well as a team. We just enjoyed our time together. None of us are selfish. We do our best

as individuals and hope we contribute to the team.” Wagner said the team excelled on the balance beam. “It’s interesting that our best event was the balance beam,” she said. “We swept every event and scored our highest points total on the balance beam. I feel our scores were a little underscored, meaning I felt they should have been scored a little higher. The girls wanted to stay on it and they competed at 100 percent. They fought to do all of their tricks on the beam. They were very steady and very confident.” Wagner said the meet’s vibe lent itself to high quality performances. “There was a relaxed atmosphere,” she said. “The girls from all over the nation cheered for each other. Our girls hit their routines. They stayed on the beam. They stayed on the bars. They made their vaults. They had beautiful f loor routines.” Team New Jersey has won the meet in six of the last 11 years. Wagner has worked with Team New Jersey since 2009. She became its lead coach in 2014. The former East Stroudsburg State College (now East Stroudsburg University) gymnast also guided Team New Jersey to team titles in 2014 and 2015. “I have always felt we could win the title,” Wagner said. “I felt strongly about this team. What makes the title special is we took girls from all over New Jersey who competed in high school and

became friends. Some of the girls competed against each other in high school for four years. They became teammates and forged relationships that can last for a long time. Some of these girls will go to college together. “They watch other girls from other states compete and create new friends and make new memories. The girls learn so much from each other and feed off each other’s energy. The lead off person can spark the rest of the team to do well.” Van de Zilver won with a score of 37.825. She was second on vault. She was a co-champion on bars. She was 10th on the beam and fifth on the floor. Finishing second all-around was Cucich. Astarita was third all-around. Durant was fourth all-around. Baker and Cusick were fifth and eighth all-around, respectively. Cusick was third on vault, 11th on bars and second on f loor. She will compete for Ursinus College. Van de Zilver said she was at the top of her game on the bars, noting she scored a 9.6 on the first day and a 9.7 on the second day. “I was the most consistent on the bars,” she said. “I scored the highest in all of my events on the bars.” “On the first day of competition Jacie performed on the balance beam and she was exceptional,” Wagner said. “She stayed on it and was confident. There were no wobbles and she nailed her dismount. She is ver y athletic, ver y focused and very determined. She did a

nice handspring layout on the beam. Her dismount was a side somersault directly connected to a full twisting back layout dismount.” Wagner said she enjoyed coaching Van de Zilver. They met in January when the team began practicing at local clubs. “She did all that she needed to do in practice,” Wagner said. “She never said, ‘I’m too tired.’ She happened to be on top with the gold in her eyes. She wanted to have a good meet, not just for herself, but for New Jersey. I felt she had a shot at winning the title. I felt we had quite a few girls who could win it.” Van de Zilver, who has overcome ankle operations in 2014 and 2016, a grade 3 ankle sprain in 2017 and other injuries, said her teammates pumped her full of energy. “One of the main things that really helped me was the support I received f rom my t e a m m at e s ,” she s a id . “ I would not be where I am today without them and I thank them a lot for that. I felt really comfortable out there. What probably helped me the most was I told myself to go out there and have fun as it was my last meet. I said, ‘Whatever happens, happens. Hope for the best.’ I felt prepared.” Van de Zilver will remember her allaround title for a long time. “It’s definitely one of my best memories,” she said. “To win a national title is one of the most amazing feelings in the (Gymnasts - See Page 4)

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Continued From Page 2 world. I would not be there without my teammates, coaches and parents (James and Crystal). To make them happy and proud is one of the best feelings I can ever ask for. I would say the pressure of competing at high school and national meets is about equal. You want to do well, but at the same time you don’t want to worry about not making everything in terms of hitting your routine.” Van de Zilver’s favorite event is the f loor exercise. “There is a lot of energy that goes into it,” she said. “Everyone cheers. It is in the middle of the gym and everyone is watching. That is what makes it the most energetic and the most fun. Gymnastics takes a lot of time and energy. I put a lot of work into it. I have to miss a ton of things. I learned time management skills. You have to be prepared if gymnastics is what you want to do.” Van de Zilver will compete in acrobatics and tumbling at Azusa Pacific Univer-

sity in Azusa, about 15 miles east of Los Angeles. She will major in business management and minor in photography and videography. “I am going to miss the memories I made with my friends,” she said. “I will be learning new skills and trying new things. I am excited for my future and am excited to start a new path in my life.” A member of Millstone’s Action Gymnastics, the former Jaguars standout began competing in her beloved sport at around the age of three. Her dad competed at Lakewood High School and Temple University. “I went to a birthday party and ever since I went to it I wanted to go back to gymnastics,” she said. “For some people gymnastics comes easily. Others have natural talent. Others have to work harder in terms of either falling or getting hurt in general. All of that stuff just makes you tougher. I had to work a bit harder to get certain things and hit my routines. A lot of injuries set me back, but in the end, it made me stronger. “It all worked in my favor at nationals.”

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Bartlett Jr. said. “It will keep this land from being developed.” The site was nominated to the Ocean County Natural Lands Trust Fund Advisory Committee, which then made the recommendation for purchase to the freeholders. The county will go ahead with the purchase only if Jackson Township agrees to that acquisition. The county will purchase the land for $450,000 plus up to $1,066.00 for property tax adjustments. The county gets two appraisals from two independent assessors to value the properties, and never offers to pay more than that highest appraised value, Bartlett added.

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Freeholder Director Gerry Little said in May that in a county that’s 408,000 acres, about 60 percent of it is permanently protected against development through Pinelands regulations, state parks and 21,000 acres preserved through the natural lands and farmlands programs. “Approximately 60 percent of the county is permanently preserved, which is protecting our watershed, which is protecting our quality of life,” Little said. “We will never become an urban area. That’s our goal, to preserve our quality of life for all of us here today, and for our children and generations to come.” All 33 county municipalities approved the creation of the Natural Lands Trust Fund back in the late 1980s. A cent-and-a-half is taken from every $100 property valuation and put into the trust fund.

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Senator Sam Thompson TR ENTON - Senator Sam Thompson (R-12th) issued the followi ng s t a t e m e nt i n r e s p o n s e to a multi-day computer

system outage that has prevented the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC) from processing transactions,

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

TRENTON - Gov. Phil Murphy signed bipartisan legislation sponsored by Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Kevin J. Rooney that allows wineries to hold special events such as weddings, retirement and birthday parties on

certain days. “We haven’t gathered enough infor mation during the current pilot program on how important this program is to the New Jersey far m vineyard and wine industry,” s a id D a n c e r ( R-12 t h),

Capitol Comments Senator Robert Menendez

NEWARK - U.S. Senator Bob Menendez hosted a reception in his Newark office to celebrate the exceptional, young New Jer-

seyans accepted this year to the U.S. military service academies. The group of 26 students included two students from Ocean

Motor Vehicle Commission Computer Failure Raises Voting Concerns

including driver’s license and vehicle registration renewals: “Last mont h, Governor Murphy opened the f loodgates for voter fraud whe n he a l lowe d i l le gal immigrants access to d r iver’s licenses while simultaneously mandat-

ing automatic voter registration at state agencies. That makes the news of a multi-day computer failure at the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission especially disheartening. “ I t ’s c l e a r t h a t w e shouldn’t push the NJMVC i nt o Ne w Je r s e y’s

ele ct ion pro ce ss whe n they can’t even complete their core mission of issuing licenses and registering vehicles without repeated crashes of their computer systems. “Given the limitations of their aging IT infrast r uct u re, I have lit tle

confidence in the NJMVC’s technical capability to automatically register voters while filtering out the thousands of ineligible illegals the Democrats are now sending through their doors for driver’s licenses. It’s a recipe for disaster.”

Governor Signs Dancer, Rooney Bill Allowing Special Events At Wineries who noted the industr y contributes $323 million to the state’s economy. “Extending this pilot prog ram for t wo yea rs will give us more time to understand how well it’s working, what improvem e nt s m ay b e n e e d e d and, hopefully, make the program permanent,” concluded Dancer. The 2014 pilot program expired on March 1, 2018.

The bill (A2787) extends it for two years retroactive to its expiration date. “In our nation’s competitive environment, New Je r sey r a n k s t he si xt h highest state in wine production because we do a good job in promoting agricultural tourism, such as this pilot prog ram,” said Rooney (R-Bergen). “Winer ies hosting jazz festivals, food truck gath-

erings and seasonal events will give the industry a chance to establish a path for continued growth and a more prominent position among the nation’s wine producers.” Un d e r t h e p r og r a m , special events are permitted at wineries that use their products to promote agricult ural tourism. They must be held in an existing building,

pav i l ion or t e mp or a r y structure, such as an enclosed or open canopy or tent, and account for less than 50 percent of a winer y’s gross income. Events must be held on a Friday, Saturday, Sunday, or federal or state holiday. Weekday events are only permissible with St ate Ag r icult u ral Develo p m e nt C o m m it t e e approval.

Ocean County Students Appointed To US Military Service Academies Cou nt y. T he nom i nees were joined by family, friends and the military academy screeners who recom mended them for appointment. “Our military academies accept only the best of the best to become the

next generation of officers to lead our forces in the protection of our nation and our freedoms,” Sen. Menendez said. “I am so proud of these extraordinary young New Jerseyans willing to serve our country. They will represent

our state well, and I wish them the very best of luck as they embark on this new adventure.” Sen. Menendez’s nominees for the service academ ies were chosen for their excellent academic records, leadership poten-

tial and strong character, among other criteria: Lu ke G aut h ie r: L a c ey Township High School, U.S. Me rcha nt Ma r i ne Academy James Cuber: Manchester Township High School, U.S. Military Academy

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OPINIONS & COMMENTARY F EATURED L ETTER Hope For Safer Gun Laws Tragically, it is an irrefutable fact that America has a growing gun violence problem. Despite the unending string of school shootings, Congress refuses to take bold action. Rather, our elected officials choose to merely mourn the victims and rearrange the deck chairs. It surely does not take a team of scientists to determine that several root causes of this grave problem are the proliferation of guns and mental illness. It is also quite evident that Congress’s inaction is directly related to the influence of the well-financed gun lobby. Without a doubt, common sense laws w ill help keep weapons out of the hands of criminal

and other irresponsible persons. For star ters, Congress should enact a comprehensive background check law with no exceptions for gun shows or third party sales. Additionally, Congress should ban bump stocks and launch a thorough CDC study of gun violence. Fortunately, our state currently has fairly robust gun laws in place. However, there is always room for improvement. Encourage your state senator to pass the measures currently being discussed in Trenton. For a safer New Jersey, let’s strive to have the most restrictive gun laws in the nation. Luke Stango Jackson


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Letters To The Editor Volunteering Creates A Rich School Environment It’s the time of year when kids are starting to think about summer, teachers can’t wait to be done, and Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) Executive Board members can taste the sweet relief associated with the last day of school. For me, the end of this school year is bittersweet. I will complete my service as PTO co-president after four long years. I’ll admit, I’ve dreamed about this day and so has my family, who bear the brunt of all the long hours, weekend planning, and non-stop fundraisers. I have one monthly board meeting left until I rotate off into parental obsolescence and join the masses who have no worldly school obligations beyond getting their kids to and from school each day. Now that my “job” is done, do I just pretend to be anonymous? Do I get to stop volunteering, showing up for events, donating money, socializing with parents, checking Facebook and the Remind system continuously to ensure I’m not missing something? This is where the rubber meets the road. We have a saying here at our PTO, “Before you complain, try volunteering.” If your school is anything like ours, there is a very small core group of parents and volunteers who show up for everything while the other 85 percent of parents send in money but don’t volunteer. Now I’m not complaining that they send in money and support our fundraisers. Trust me when I say we could not operate without their financial support. However, the number one excuse I’ve heard over the past seven years regarding why parents don’t volunteer is this: I work full-time. Really? So does the majority of our executive board and most of our volunteers, and yet we dedicate ourselves tirelessly to the children and the school. We come out in rain, snow, and heat so hot that you’re dripping the moment you walk into the

Letters To The Editor non-air-conditioned school. of the PTO and its sub-comDespite others’ lack of enthusiasm that matched mine, I kept chugging along these past few years, always secure in the knowledge that all our PTO did was for the children, and I still believe that with all my heart. Knowing that I’m helping to create a safe, happy, innovative environment for my children as they pass through elementary school is the No. 1 mission. Seven years ago, when my daughter began at school, I thought “I can use my professional business skills to help the PTO.” But as I reflect now, I realize, what I have learned in working with some amazing women and men are lifelong skills I’ll carry with me back into my professional life. I’ve earned stripes and grey hairs and more than a few battle scars in my endeavor to help the school. Volunteering is not that different from our “real lives” in the sense that we make choices, we commit ourselves to causes, and we beam with pride when it goes our way and lick our wounds when it doesn’t. So to all the parents out there who think they’re too busy, don’t want to “get involved in the politics” or are indifferent to becoming a school volunteer, I ask you this question: imagine what would be possible for your child, if you did? Now imagine what the landscape would look like if there was no PTO, no volunteers, no caring parents willing to show up at 7 a.m. on a Saturday or stay until 9 p.m. on a Sunday night to make life a little sweeter for the kids. Financially, the difference is this: you would be asked to contribute hundreds of dollars (or more) over the course of the school year toward assembly programs, operating costs, and all the parties, gifts, and food the PTO provides by running its fundraisers. As annoying as all those colored flyers may be, pulling out your checkbook is worse. Has your child ever complained they didn’t get an end of year gift, there was no yearbook this year, or that book fair was cancelled? All this and more would be impossible without the work

mittees. How much of a challenge would it be for you to volunteer twice throughout the course of a school year? Please, envision a school in which every parent does this. The ripple effect would be immediately noticeable in major and minor ways including the sense of pride the parent and child felt because of volunteering, the relationships that begin to form with teachers and staff, the familiarity parents begin to feel in working with PTO members and upon entering the school to smiling faces and hugs versus a request for ID, the pride they exhibit towards one another as part of the membership and on and on it goes. So, the next time someone from your school asks if you can volunteer, give them a different answer and commit yourself to taking a different path next year as you mentor your child about the benefits of volunteerism in society a lesson they’ll be sure to carry with them into their own adult lives. This is a call to action for parents throughout the United States: volunteering works, but you first have to show up.

MacArthur Doesn’t Advocate For Seniors

Holiday City South homeowners: I would like to specifically address the people who have made the move to Holiday City South in the past five years. I welcome you all. In my opinion this is the best overall senior community in this area and with your help and involvement, it will stay that way. If you have a complaint or comment, let your trustees know. This will make this community a better place to live. The future of Holiday City South belongs to you. I am a candidate in the trustee election on June 20. I would like to be re-elected for a second term. I would appreciate your support.

A recent letter, “MacArthur advocates for seniors” made statements that were vague and left out information that contradicts the statement. Before Obamacare, women were charged more, there were no caps on lifetime limits, seniors were faced with the “donut hole,” individuals with pre-existing conditions couldn’t get insurance or it was terribly expensive and more than twenty million people opted to enroll in Obamacare as well as other benefits from Obamacare. The MacArthur Amendment would turn back the clock and allow states to request waivers of pre-existing conditions, opting out of essential health benefits, mental health services, doctors’ services, inpatient and outpatient hospital care, prescription drug coverage and more. Even President Donald Trump described this healthcare bill with the MacArthur Amendment as “mean.” With the elimination of the individual mandate, insurance rates will increase significantly more than they would have. The irony is that everyone one of us was covered by insurance from prenatal care on, but politicians like MacArthur want to allow individuals to opt out when they feel they are healthy enough to take advantage of the system they benefited from. As far as taxes are concerned, Congressman MacArthur was the only one of the twelve Republican congressmen in New Jersey and New York to vote for the Trump tax plan. Everyone loses the personal exemption, state and local taxes are capped at $10,000, the national debt will increase hundreds of billions more each year and even Paul Ryan said he was looking to cut Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security after the tax cut to offset the increased deficit it caused. Bracket creep is the stealth hidden problem in this tax plan. Each year a bigger tax bite will come out of taxpayers’ pockets and they won’t be the wiser. Thank you, Congressman MacArthur!

Paul R. Hueck Holiday City South Trustee

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First Annual Ocean Of Love Bowl-A-Thon

LAK EWOOD – Come rally at the alley for Ocean of Love on June 28. Join Ocean of Love at Finnigan’s Bar and Bowl for the first annual Ocean of Love Bowl-a-thon. Regist ration and check-in will be from 6-7 p.m. Bowling will begin at 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Space is limited to 36 teams, so sign up now! You can form or join a team and each team must have a captain and 4-5 bowlers. The goal is to raise $200 per bowler or $1,000 per team. The event includes shoe rental, t shirts and two hours of bowling. There are several levels of sponsorship available including corporate sponsor, general sponsor, or price per pin accumulation for the 2-hour session. To be a corporate sponsor, the cost is $250, which includes poster size signage prominently displayed at the event. To sponsor an Ocean of Love child to bow, the cost is $200. For more information, contact Ocean of L ove at 732-270 -350 0 or i n fo@ oceanof Visit oceanof love. org to sign up.

BlueClaws Stadium Tour LAKEWOOD – A tour of FirstEnergy Park, home of the Lakewood BlueClaws, will be sponsored by the Ocean County Department of Parks and Recreation, Freeholder John C. Bartlett, Jr. announced. The free tour will be held on Friday, June 22 at 10 a.m. Program #2234661a. A second tour will be at 11 a.m., #223466-1B Get the inside view from the dugout, locker rooms and batting cages, as well as the press box and luxury suites. Pack a camera for those photo ops. Pre-registration is mandator y, call 732-506-9090. To receive more information or to receive a Parks & Recreation Newsletter call us or visit our website at The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders sponsors this program.

Bus Trip To Revolutionary War Museum

TOMS RIVER – Join the Ocean County Historical Society for a bus trip to the Revolutionary War Museum in Philadelphia, PA with lunch at the City Tavern, on Thursday, June 21. Bus departs at 9 a.m. and returns 4:30 p.m. Call 609-339-9134 for information and reservations.

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Jon Stewart At Count Basie, Raising Funds For Basie Center

By Kimberly Bosco RED BANK – Come see popular comedian Jon Stewart at the Count Basie Center for the Arts on June 17 at 8 p.m.! Stewart will be taking part in an interview and an audience Q&A session. “I’m happy to appear at the Basie for a great cause – the Count Basie,” Stewart said. “The expansion going on at the center is going to keep Monmouth County the center of ‘Jersey’s premier arts communities.” Stewar t is a prominent social and c ome d ic f ig u r e, long-t i me host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and a New York Times best-selling author. Having been nominated 56 times for an Emmy Award, he now has a first-look deal with HBO and is an executive producer on CBS’ Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Tickets cost between $75 and $250. C u s t o m e r s a r e l i m it e d t o 4 t icke t pu rch a se s p e r hou sehold . You ca n purchase tickets at, 732-

842-9000, or at the Basie box office. All proceeds will benefit the Basie Center’s capital campaign project, a $26 million project that will expand the facility into a true, regional center for the arts. It will feature a Jay And Linda Gruni n A r ts A nd Education Buildi ng, a second performance venue, space for the Basie Performing Arts Academy, and upgrades to the backstage theater area. A second phase of the campaign will expand the Basie Theater’s lobby, restrooms, concessions areas, and add a new, outdoor public arts plaza. “We’re honored that Jon is lending his support to the Count Basie Center,” said Adam Philipson, President and CEO, Count Basie Center for the Arts. “Proceeds from this evening will go directly towards construction of our new center. It’s impossible to express how much this means to us. Jon’s dedication to the region, the Basie and the arts in general is invaluable.”


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GOLD BUYERS, LLC –Photo courtesy Jackson Police JACKSON – Congratulations to Police Officer Ernest “Wes” Thomason on his nomination for the Fallen Officer Jason Marles #271 DWI Award. Nominated officers were recognized Saturday June 2 at the Lakewood Blue Claws annual Law Enforcement Night.





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Does hearing technology call for ongoing professional upkeep? Can I handle any needed maintenance at home? How can I tell whether my devices are damaged? Where can I take them for replacement or repair? Much like today’s tablets and cell phones, hearing aids are powered by complex technology that may require professional attention in certain circumstances, but a little DIY maintenance can go a long way in keeping your devices in top shape. Read on for five simple tips to maximize your tech’s longevity. Keep ’Em Dry and Sanitized: Water is kryptonite to hearing aids, so remember to remove them before showering or swimming, and use a hearing aid dryer or dehumidifier not only to reduce moisture but to sanitize and store your technology at the same time. Wipe Off the Wax: Earwax (also called cerumen) naturally accumulates in the ear and on your hearing aid, but gently wiping your devices each night with a soft, dry cloth and clearing the part of the device that goes into your ear canal with the provided tooth brush will make quick work of the buildup. Check the Batteries: Batteries typically can last from a few days to a couple weeks depending on the technology, usage, and other factors, but a constantly beeping hearing aid may mean the batteries need

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

Eat Bananas In The Pursuit Of Happiness By Suzy Cohen, R. Ph. Most bananas are peeled and eating within one minute. That’s according to The Guiness Book of World Records. While not officially amazing in my opinion, the most bananas peeled and eaten in one minute is 8 and was accomplished by a man named Patrick “Deep Dish” Bertoletti, a competitive eater. Because bananas have a constipating effect on your digestion, this guy was probably constipated for days, lol! Bananas have a tremendous amount of medicinal applications. For one, the peel of a banana is known as a home remedy to promote wound healing from minor burns. The actual fruit could have substantial impact on several illnesses, including depression. Last year in 2017, the crop which sells about 145 million tons of bananas (worldwide) came under attack. A deadly fungus spread through plantations, and simultaneously, bacterial disease killed some plantations in Africa. Bananas are not doomed don’t worry, and that’s a good thing if you have depression or Parkinson’s disease which are due in part to low dopamine. Dopamine is a happy brain chemical, it’s your body’s natural antidepressant. Dopamine is what makes you want to garden or golf for example, to dance, laugh and do fun hobbies. Healthy dopamine levels are critical for movement and coordination. With declining levels of dopamine, or dopamine receptor insensitivity, you could see Parkinson’s like symptoms, depression, bladder dysfunction, obesity, memory loss, sometimes attention problems and unexplained fear or anxiety spells. So where do bananas fall into this discussion? In their small way, they contribute a

chemical that helps you make dopamine! They are naturally high in an amino acid called tyrosine which is part of the dopamine chemical structure. Without tyrosine, you can’t make dopamine or thyroid hormone for that matter! Dopamine and thyroid hormone are two primary “happy” brain chemicals. So if you’re in the pursuit of happiness, go bananas! In some strange banana news, a British man was driving in Taiwan and he threw his banana peel out the car window. A Taiwanese man, who saw this act of littering, followed him and confronted him at a red light. The man said, “Littering is unethical and uncivilized behavior.” While I do agree, I don’t think I would have chased someone down over a flying banana peel. Bananas could possibly help with diabetes due to the pectin and resistant starch. Leg cramps could be soothed by the amount of potassium and magnesium in bananas. And some research suggests anti-cancer effects. I’ve written an extensive article on the health benefits of bananas and if you’d like to read that version, sign up for my free newsletter at In the meantime, here are 7 ideas to help you go bananas! 1. Just peel and eat 2. Add a banana to your smoothie 3. Make banana chocolate chip bread or muffins 4. Make banana chips with a dehydrator 5. Dip bananas into melted chocolate then freeze the pop 6. Make banana tea by boiling it in water, I have a recipe at my site. 7. For breakfast make banana nut collagen pancakes

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4H Yoga For Kids

JACKSON – Join the Jackson Branch for 4H Yoga on June 20 at 6:30 p.m. 4-H Yoga for Kids is a fun way to stay active indoors, learn new ways to stretch, and have fun. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat if you have one. If not, one will be provided. Run in collaboration with Ocean County 4-H. Please Register. Registration Begins June 6.

Community Groups & Non-Profit Organizations JACKSON – The Jackson Township Chamber of Commerce is offering the opportunity for your organization to reach thousands of residents and neighbors by advertising all of your upcoming events and fundraisers on our website. An annual $25 administrative fee will permit your organization to advertise your group name and all special events and fundraisers for the calendar year. This will include all pertinent information for the event. Kindly download the application and submit with payment to the Jackson Chamber of Commerce. Please Contact the Chamber of Commerce Office for further information by calling 732-833-0005, or email

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County & Health Dept. Making Sure Swimming Water Is Clean By Kimberly Bosco OCEAN COUNTY – Ocean County officials announced that the Ocean County Health Department’s water sampling program has officially begun. “Each year the Ocean County Health Department has a full team of water samplers who visit 72 recreational swimming beaches on the ocean, bay and rivers and lakes throughout the county to take samples of water for testing to the lab located at the Ocean County Utilities Authority facility in Bayville,” according to Freeholder Director Gerry Little. Individual testing results are compiled and then sent to the State lab for review and publication. You can find results at

Ocean County Primary Election Results

By Kimberly Bosco OCEAN COUNTY – In the upcoming November 2018 election, there will be two names on the ballot for Ocean County Surrogate, and four for Ocean County Freeholders. These candidates are evenly split between Republican and Democratic. The results of the 2018 primary for Surrogate show: • Jef f rey W. Mor a n , Re publ ica n: 24,907 votes • Kieran E. Pillion, Jr., Democrat: 14,761 votes Each of these candidates won the majority as they were the only candidates for their party on the ballot. Moran took home 99.8 percent of votes for Republicans, the other .2 percent write-ins. Pillion took home 99.85 percent of votes for Democrats, the other .15 percent also write-ins. For the Board of Chosen Freeholders: • John C. Bartlett, Jr., Republican: 24,711 votes • Gerry P. Little, Republican: 24,226 • Teddy P r ice, Democ r at: 14,631 votes • Vince Minichino, Democrat: 14,063 votes Bartlett took the majority of Republican votes by slim margins, with 50.41 percent of the total 49,024 votes. Little received 49.42 percent of votes, leaving the other .18 percent to write-ins. Price took the majority of Democratic votes with just 50.91 percent of the total 28,741 votes. Minichino took home 48.93 percent of votes, leaving the remaining .16 percent to write-ins. All two Surrogate candidates and all four Freeholder candidates will be on the ballot in November, where only one from each party will be able to represent their party.

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“The residents of Ocean County and all our visitors should be aware that we are vigorous in ensuring that our swimming beaches are clean and safe,” stated Freeholder Director Little. “Reports of beach closures elsewhere in the State naturally raise concern but Ocean County has for many years tested our swimming areas

throughout the County continuously from before Memorial Day weekend to after Labor Day weekend so our residents and visitors can feel safe going into the water.” Public Health Coordinator Daniel Regenye also noted that excessive rainfall can impact water quality due to runoff into local lakes and rivers. If testing results ever show less

than acceptable results, that swimming area would be temporarily closed and tested daily until results demonstrate safer water quality, according to Regenye. “Last year over 450 inspections were conducted throughout Ocean County to insure safe swimming can be enjoyed by all residents and visitors,” added Regenye.

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By Michael Deem of R.C. Shea and Associates Nursing Home Abuse can take many forms. It can be intentional, visible, obvious or it can be more subtle-abuse through neglect and general lack of care on the part of nursing home staff. Abuse can be physical, emotional, financial, or even sexual. Each of these takes a heavy toll on any person, but nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect can be especially hard on the elderly -- some of the most vulnerable members of our society. Whatever form nursing home abuse takes, it is urgent that you and your loved one open a dialogue about this extraordinarily sensitive topic. Communication is necessary to end the abuse and let the healing begin. The first step in opening a dialogue is identifying suspected abuse. There are many signs of nursing home abuse that you can look for. The first sign you may notice is a change in behavior. The emotional effects that often accompany abuse can manifest as sluggishness or depression, a lack of enthusiasm for things your loved one once enjoyed, or even a loss of interest in visits. The change in attitude can be significant and sudden, or it may be subtle and prolonged. The most important thing is to be observant and notice if the change is taking place on any level. Of course, it is also possible that signs of abuse will be far more apparent. Physical signs of nursing home abuse or nursing home neglect can take the form of bruises, sores, cuts, scars, or any similar injuries. These may be from simple accidents, but if there is anything suspicious about the injury,

the problem should be addressed immediately. Suspicious signs might Michael J. Deem include a reluctance to talk about how the injury occurred or claiming not to remember the cause. Even more obvious signs are bedsores which are a common signs of nursing home neglect. They are painful and, if infected, can be potentially lethal. Statistics show that nearly 50 percent of all nursing homes are short staffed. The staff people who do work in these facilities are underpaid, overworked, and all too often overburdened, which in turn leads to elder neglect and abuse. When abuse or neglect are identified or suspected it is important to notify the authorities and contact a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer to discuss your legal rights. Document any such evidence you observe, and bring it to the attention of the local authorities and your attorney. Neglect can be just as harmful in the long run as abuse, leading to additional health problems and possibly death. Nursing home abuse isn’t limited to physical abuse; there can also be emotional, verbal, and psychological abuse, where an elder is demeaned or humiliated in other ways. If you think a loved one is the victim of Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect call the trial attorney’s at R.C. Shea & Associates for a free consultation to discuss their rights.

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Narcotics Anonymous Meetings

JACKSON – Jackson United Methodist Church hold regular weekly meetings of Narcotics Anonymous. NA will meet at 7:15 p.m. on Fridays at the church, 68 Bennetts Mills Road. For more information, call the church main office at 732-833-8808.

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By Kimberly Bosco JACKSON – Jackson police pulled over 104 vehicles during a directed enforcement detail along North County Line on June 6 in order to enforce and bring awareness to New Jersey’s Move Over Law. The Move Over Law requests that “When you see flashing lights on the side of the road, slow down, and if it’s safe, Move Over – away from police, fire crews, paramedics and service trucks,” according to the state’s website. The law is designed to protect emergency and highway workers from passing traffic. During the detail, officers of the Jackson Police Department positioned by stationary emergency vehicles watched motorists for violations. Out of the 104 vehicles stopped during the detail, a majority received written warnings. However, some of the more serious violations did result in a summons, according to police. Each driver that was stopped was also given an educational pamphlet on the Move Over Law. The goal of the detail was to increase awareness of this law to protect officers, and members of Emergency Services and Road Department. Involved in the detail was: Jackson Police Department, Jackson Mills Volunteer Fire Company, Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Company #1, Jackson Fire District #4, the Jackson Township First Aid Squad, the Ocean County Road Department, and the New Jersey State Police. The Move Over Law is in effect to protect officers from the fate that Trooper Marc Castellano (#6397) met on June 6, 2010. While searching for a suspect along the shoulder of the interstate, Castellano was struck by a vehicle. A graduate of Jackson Memorial High School and only 29 years old, he died a short time later.

Verity Academy’s Annual Piano Recital

JACKSON – Come listen to classical music performed by students of the Verity Academy at the Jackson Branch on June 16 from 2-4 p.m. Selections will range from baroque to modern, including Back, Mozart, Beethoven and more. All ages welcome.

Donna Setaro, Trooper Castellano’s mother, has since spoken to over 100,000 people nationwide to raise awareness of the law. Setaro and Nick Castellano, Marc’s brother, wished the participants well in the detail this year.


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CONGRATULATIONS! Leeah, Life is a grand adventure and now is the time for you to go live it. We are so proud of you on your graduation day and we are so looking forward to seeing all that you will accomplish. Remember we are always here for you, cheering you on. Love always, Mom & Dad “Love the life you live. Live the life you love.” —Bob Marley

Your Medications: An Overview

PLUMSTED – Join the Plumsted Branch for this presentation on Monday, Jul 23, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. This presentation will demonstrate reading a medication label, and interpreting the label’s meaning. It will also review generic medications, formularies and tiers which are often a part of most prescription plans. As safety is always a concern, storage and

disposal of medications as well as safety tips and resources will be reviewed. Available in Spanish. Free screenings by a registered nurse will be available following the program, including health and wellness information, blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose screenings. Please register.

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Managing Resistance To Change By Marissa Winters, MA, RDN, Integrative Nutritionist “What you resist, persists” -Ancient Wisdom Tradition proverb Change can be hard, really hard. Even when you are very motivated, it can be difficult to stop doing those things you do, that keep you stuck. Here are some strategies which can help when your inner saboteur comes out: • Remember change is a process. It is learning and practicing new responses to the same old conditions and circumstances. • Shift your focus. Instead of telling your “story”, become an observer. What is really going on here? For example, if you decide you want a brownie even though you have committed to avoiding sugar in your goal of living a healthier life, say so. What is going on is, I want a brownie. It’s not that I have no willpower, and this always happens, and I was so motivated and now there’s this brownie! Instead, stop, take a breath, observe what is happening, and then, proceed. Put some distance between yourself and your trigger. This may require stepping away from the situation for a brief time. • Remind yourself of the value or feeling you are bringing into your life. “I want to have more energy,” or “I want to feel confident in my clothes”.

Now you have a benchmark against which to measure if the action you are considering will bring you closer to your desires. • Ride the urge. When faced with a craving, it is easy to forget that like all things, cravings end. When you’re in the ocean, and a big wave comes at you, what do you do? If you stand your ground, you’re likely to get knocked around. Instead, you go under the wave and let the rough surf pass over. When faced with a craving, simply notice the sensations you are feeling. You may feel uncomfortable, but you don’t need to do anything. It will pass. Cravings crest, just like waves, and then subside, just like waves. This is more effective than trying to use your willpower to fight the urge. Some research indicates we have the equivalent of about 15 minutes’ worth of willpower, and the more it’s challenged, the faster it wears down. Resistance is not an effective strategy. Instead, take a pause, honestly state what you are feeling, and remind yourself of your goals. These steps allow you to take action, rather than react to challenging situations. Our team in the Integrative Health & Medicine practice can support you with tools and techniques to keep you heading in the direction you really want to go. Call 732-994-7855 to make an appointment with me directly!

One-On-One Computer Classes PLUMSTED – One-On-One Computer Classes will be ongoing through Saturday, June 30 at the Plumsted Branch. Learn the basics of: Microsoft Word, internet

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Yard Sale Village - wide yard sale - Saturday, June 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crestwood Village 7, Whiting. Raindate June 23. Maps of participating homes at Fernwood Clubhouse 1 Falmouth Drive. Follow balloons on mailboxes. Over 70 households. Lots of good stuff. Come find your treasure. (26)

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Items Wanted 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) Cash - Top dollar, paid for junk, cars running and nonrunning, late model salvage, cars and trucks, etc. 732-928-3713. (29) CASH PAID!! - LP records, stereos, turntables, musical instruments, guitar, saxophone, cassettes, reel tapes, music related items. Come to you. 732-804-8115. (35)

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Help Wanted Micromedia looking for a high-energy account rep to sell print and online advertising in Ocean County. Competitive base, bonuses & company benefits. Successful applicant should possess good communication skills & a desire to grow with the company. E-Mail resumes to jallentoff@jersey EOE. (t/n) HHA / CNA - PRIVATE (with or without) active license. Toms River. Adult male care for weekends, Fri. Sat. Sun. 7-9 a.m. and 7-8 p.m. (9 hrs). Must be reliable. $13. hr to start. Cell: 941-726-4360. (26) Bartender needed for Mantoloking From time to time. Please call 732-8993661 or 201-960-0222 Cynthia. (26) PT Church Secretary - Christ Lutheran Church, Whiting, is looking for a part time church secretary, 15 hours per week (five hours a day, on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday). The candidate must have strong computing, organizational, and verbal & written communication skills, and be familiar with desktop publishing software. Interested candidates may email their resume and a cover letter to the pastor at (27) AVIAN, LLC - is seeking a Program Analyst to handle Risk Management and execute a newly revised Risk, Issue and Opportunity (RIO) process in a NAVAIR program office. For full job description, please visit our website at www.avianllc. com. Position ID # 1543. (29) Home Health Care Company Now Hiring RN’s, LPN’s and CHHA in Ocean & Monmouth Counties! Flexible scheduling. Work in your community. Weekly pay. Career advancement. Comprehensive benefits. Call 732-505-8000 today. (t/n)

Help Wanted The Goddard School on Route 70 in Toms River - Is hiring for multiple full time and part time positions! We provide a warm, loving environment for children ages from 6 weeks to 6 years. We are looking for fun, energetic teachers. Must be available Monday through Friday, between the hours of 6:30am-6pm. Looking to hire immediately. Salary based on experience. Benefits include Paid time off, 401K, and paid lunch on Fridays. To learn more about our available positions or to set up an interview call 732-363-5530 or email your resume to Experienced Landscaper - Who has experience in all areas of residential landscaping. 30-40 hours a week. No lawn cutting. Own transportation. Brick 732-678-7584. (t/n) Certified Home Health Aides Needed for Ocean County area. Hourly and live-in positions avail. P/T and F/T. Call CCC at 732-206-1047. (t/n) Aluminum Installer to build Sunrooms - and screenrooms in Ocean County. 5 years experience minimum. Will not train. Call Porch King 609-607-0008. (t/n)





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All Around Yard And Home Maintenance – Outdoor, indoor work done to your satisfaction. Cleaning, home repairs, yard upgrades, etc. References upon request. Very diligent. Fair estimates. Eddie Zsoka 732-608-4781. (31)

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Roofing Etc. - Roofing, siding, windows, gutters. Repairs and discounted new installations. Prompt service. Insured. NJ license #13HV01888400. Special spring discounts. Call Joe Wingate 551-804-7391. (27)

Computer Tutoring for Seniors – Retired, “Microsoft Certified” instructor. Very Reasonable rates. Very patient with slow learners. I’ll teach you in the comfort of your home on your computer. I can trouble shoot your slow computer! I also teach iPhone and iPad. I set up new computers at less than half the price the retailers charge. Windows 10 specialist. I can also build a beautiful small business website at a fraction of the going rates. Special Projects always welcome! Tony 732-997-8192. (t/n)

Need A Ride - Airports, cruise, A.C., doctors. Save $$$. Senior discounts. Tom. Save ad. 551-427-0227. (40) Paint Your Rooms - Fast, clean, neat. Starting at $50 per room. Exteriors, powerwashing. 609994-7507 leave message. (25)

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Toms River Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Theft & Money Laundering By Kimberly Bosco TOMS RIVER – The Toms River man convicted for using his securities trading company to steal more than $400,000 from investors back in May has been sentenced to 10 years in state prison, according to Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal. Jeffrey D. Griffin, Jr., 43, of Toms River, was sentenced to 10 years by Superior Court Judge Joseph Portelli in Passaic County on June 7. Griffin has also been ordered to pay full restitution. Griffin was convicted on five counts, charging him with theft by deception, misapplication of entrusted property, two counts of violation of New Jersey’s Uniform Securities Act, and money laundering, all in the second degree, on May 8. “Our strong message to dishonest agents in the investment industry is that if you break the law and cheat New Jersey investors out of their hard-earned savings, we will prosecute you and make you pay,” said Attorney General Grewal. “This defendant betrayed his clients to serve his own greed, but now he will serve time in prison, thanks to our trial team and all of the investigators in the Division of Criminal Justice and Bureau of Securities whose outstanding collaboration secured this verdict.” Griffi n was previously found guilty of stealing funds from investors by depositing them into his securities trading company and then using the money for personal expenses. “Griffin’s clients trusted him to invest in legitimate investment vehicles for their benefit, but he repaid their trust by stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars of their money,” said Director Veronica Allende of the Division of Criminal Justice. “We will aggressively investigate these egregious and criminal violations of trust and prosecute those responsible to the full extent of the law.” According to testimony and evidence presented at trial, from August 2010 through July 2011, Griffi n stole $408,000 from four investors – three men and one woman. The funds were deposited by Griffi n into his newly formed company, Tricep Trading LLC. Family Owned & Operated

Griffi n had worked as a stockbroker for another investment fi rm, but he left that fi rm to form Tricep in August 2010. The three men had been clients of Griffi n at the prior fi rm, and Griffi n led two of them to believe that their funds were still being invested through that firm or through a new division of the firm that Griffin was heading. One had $100,000 of his funds deposited into the Tricep business account without his knowledge. He received checks totaling $39,000 from Griffin before Tricep ran out of funds, for a net loss of $61,000. Griffin told the other three victims that he would be investing on their behalf through hedge fund-type investments or day trading. The other two men each invested $25,000 and received no returns. The woman invested $324,000 and received $27,000 in checks from Griffin, for a net loss of $297,000. Griffin transferred funds from the Tricep business account into his personal account and used the Tricep account to make numerous ATM withdrawals and retail purchases. He transferred $25,000 from Tricep to a firm that engaged in real estate flipping, but did not record that as an investment for Tricep. He used another $120,000 – which he first transferred to his personal account – to open an account with a day trading firm that prohibits members from trading other investors’ money. By May 2011, Tricep was out of funds. Griffi n’s registration as an agent of a broker-dealer was revoked in 2013 by the Bureau of Securities and he was also permanently barred him from associating with any broker-dealer or investment adviser conducting business in New Jersey. It also assessed a $125,000 civil penalty against Griffin and Tricep. Investors who believe they have been defrauded are urged to contact the Division of Criminal Justice toll free at 866-TIPS-4CJ (866-847-7425) or the Bureau of Securities toll free at 866-I-INVEST (866-446-8378). Griffin represented himself at trial.




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Drug Education Awareness For Parents

JACKSON – The Jackson Township Police Department and Jackson PBA #168 in association with the Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs of Jackson present Project DEAP: Drug Education Awareness for Parents. This program will provide seminars for family in:

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Recognizing behavior associated with substance abuse A Parents Stor y: u nderstanding substance abuse and obtaining help Parental rights Access to SRO’s, intervention and local recover resources Bicycle safety course for kids ages

8-15 while parents attend the seminar There will be a bike helmet giveaway for the fi rst 150 attendees and four gift cards for SC Action Sports Bicycles will be raffled. Join us at Jackson Memorial High School on June 20, 6:30-8 p.m. for the program.

Alzheimer’s New Jersey Family Support Group JACKSON – Alzheimer’s New Jersey Family Support Groups provide families and caregivers with the emotional support and education they need to better understand Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Our support group facilitators receive specialized training about Alzheimer’s disease and group facilitation techniques, as well as ongoing support and evaluation. Join us on June 27 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Jackson Branch. There is no fee for attending support groups; however pre-registration is requested. Please call 973-586 - 4300 to pre-register. For information on other support groups and programs available to individuals and families coping with Alzheimer’s disease, call Alzheimer’s New Jersey: 888-280-6055 or go to

OCC Receives TechVet Grant TOMS RIVER – TechVet is a Grant Fu nded project oper ated by Ocea n County College Disability Services to provide various assistive technology (iPads, Tablets, Other) devices that may help overcome barriers for relaxation, coordination and focus. Technology help includes: • Individuals who cannot access a computer because of arthritis • Cannot read their newspaper due to vision loss • Trouble hearing or have sensitivity to loud noises • Eligibility: Veterans and Active Military Service Members, Dependents, and Families OCC has the technology for demonstration and has scheduled 2 Workshops and demonstration days July 24, 2018 and August 23, 2018 at the Main campus, Toms River and Souther n Education Center, Manahawkin. For more information, contact Jamie Arasz Prioli at 732-255-0400 ext. 2465 or NEED AN EMERGENCY HOME REPAIR? WE’RE HERE TO HELP AT NO CHARGE

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American Red Cross Blood Drive

JACKSON – Please consider taking an hour to donate blood to those in need on July 31 from 2-7 p.m. at the Jackson Branch. Please call the branch to make an appointment or contact the Red Cross by phone 1-800-733-2767 or at their website by

clicking Walk-ins are welcomed but appointments are preferred. Teens that are at least 16 years old may donate with permission by parent or guardian. Those who donate will receive a voucher for five free items from the Friends of the Jackson Library’s Book Sale shelves.

Ocean County Library Offers Lesson on “Unlocking the Mystery of Your Dreams” TOMS RIVER – What are your dreams telling you? Connect more deeply to your intuition by tapping into your dreams during a dream interpretation class with medium RoseMarie Rubinetti Cappiello. Cappiello will teach you how to understand your dreams as part of a series of programs at multiple branches of the Ocean County Library. The program “Unlocking the Mystery of Your Dreams” will be held at the following branches on the following dates and times:

Tuckerton Branch, 380 Bay Ave. 609296-1470, 6 pm, Thursday, July 12 • Long Beach Island Branch, 217 S. Central Ave., 609-494-2480, 2 pm, Wednesday, Aug. 8 • Lacey Branch, 10 East Lacey Rd., 609693-8566, 2 pm, Saturday, Aug. 11 • Lakewood Branch, 301 Lexington Ave., 732-363-1435, 2 pm, Saturday, Sept. 8 Registration is required. To register call the branch or visit theoceancountylibrary. org/events.

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Kids Travelin’ Tennis Lessons

OCEAN COUNTY – Freeholder John C. Bartlett, Jr. announces that the Ocean County Department of Parks & Recreation will be conducting a “Travelin’ Tennis Program”. These tennis classes include instructions, use of tennis rackets and balls. Pre-registration is mandatory, rain days cannot be rescheduled. The fee is $14 per child and all classes are usually held Mondays through Thursdays. 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. To receive more information or to receive a Parks & Recreation Newsletter call 732-

506-9090 or visit the web site at • June 25-28: Lakewood, Ocean County Park, 10-11 a.m. • July 2-6 (no class July 4): Beachwood, Jakes Branch County Park, 10:30-11:30 a.m. • July 9-12: Ship Bottom, 6th Street, 9:45-10:45 a.m. Program #2334925C • July 16-19: Beach Haven, Pearl St. and Bay Ave. 10-11 a.m. Program # 233492-5D • July 23-26: Lavallette, Bayside Park, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Program # 233492-5E • July 32- Aug 3: Pt. Pleasant, Beaver Dam Creek County Park, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Program # 233492-5F.

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PLUMSTED – The Central Jersey Beekeeper’s Association will be at the Plumsted Branch on July 31 at 10:30 a.m. to show the benefits and importance of beekeeping. Children will learn about hive components,

parts, equipment, frames of honey and the importance of bees in our ecosystem. Make a milkweed seed ball that encourages the pollinators and take it with you. Ages 6 and up.

Mock Rocks

PLUMSTED – Join WILDJERSEY presenter, Debra Hadley, at the Plumsted Branch on July 11 from 2-3 p.m. to discuss the differences between rocks and gems,

excavate gemstones from a “mock rock”, and identify the gemstones. Debra will also be giving a hands-on demonstration of how rocks are formed in nature.

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Omarr’s Astrological Forecast For the week of JUNE 16 - JUNE 22 By Jeraldine Saunders

ARIES (Mar 21-Apr. 19): Keep up the pace. There will be little chance of boredom setting in as enthusiasm and drive will keep you well-suited to meeting deadlines and timetables. Don’t expect everyone to share your passion for a subject. TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): There’s no ship like friendship. You should feel honored when someone approaches you for advice or a favor because that means they trust and respect you. Be objective even when it doesn’t fit your agenda. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Following your heart could lead you astray. Use logic and reason to draw your conclusions as emotions could ultimately be your enemy today. Try to devote attention to activities that have educational value. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Put a little spring in your step. Some excess energy may make it a little easier to get motivated and get things done in the week ahead. Hold off on the urge to make changes as conditions may shift by the middle of the week. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Pay attention. Avoid miscommunication and confusion by making sure everyone is on the same page before a new project begins. Careful planning will be the key factor that decides if you achieve success or failure this week. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Contents may explode under pressure. It may be better to confide your troubles to a friend or confidant rather than keeping them bottled up inside. Look on the bright side as you may be taking things too seriously.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22.): Make it so. You are tuned in to what impresses others or makes them happy so all that is left is to do it if that is your goal. Conventional wisdom may not work when a problem requires a creative solution. SCORPIO (Oct. 23- Nov. 21): Get off to a good start. First impressions may be especially important this week so be at your best when meeting new people. Mind your manners as it may be hard to tell when being too casual is inappropriate. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Whatever floats your boat. Finish off the weekend by doing the things that you want to do, not what you have to do. You may be fascinated by things that you would normally find strange or unusual. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Some issues may fall into a gray area. It may be difficult to reach a conclusion as the facts surrounding an issue may be clouded or distorted. Hold off on making decisions until more information is available. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Find your center. Tranquility and relaxation are the keys to easing tensions and recharging your batteries for the long week ahead. Don’t worry about things today that you can put off until tomorrow. PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): Stay in your lane. Work toward the goal you set out to accomplish as distractions may conspire to derail your progress. Stick with those who share your opinions as differing points of view will create friction.


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wolfgang puck’s kitchen Spring In Summer: You Can Enjoy These Irresistible Hors D’oeuvres All Year Long By Wolfgang Puck EGGPLANT AND GOAT CHEESE CRISPS Makes 24 pieces 4 or 5 medium-sized Japanese eggplants or other long, slender eggplants, 7 to 8 inches (17.5 to 20 cm) long, about 3/4 pound (375 g) total weight, left unpeeled Kosher salt Freshly ground white pepper 1/2 cup (125 mL) olive oil, plus extra as needed 6 ounces (185 g) fresh creamy goat cheese 1/4 cup (60 mL) finely chopped pitted black olives 1 cup (250 mL) all-purpose flour, plus extra as needed 3 or 4 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup (250 mL) fine fresh breadcrumbs, plus extra as needed Peanut oil or vegetable oil for deep-frying Trim the ends of the eggplants. Cut each one lengthwise into slices about 1/4 inch (6 mm) thick and 6 to 7 inches (15 to 17.5 cm) long. Select the 24 best slices, setting aside the remainder to chop up and include in a vegetable stew or other preparation. Lightly season the slices with salt and pepper. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Working in batches and taking care not to overcrowd the pan, saute the eggplant slices in a single layer until tender and lightly golden on both sides, 3 to 4 minutes total. Transfer the slices to paper towels to drain and cool, adding more oil to the pan as needed

to saute remaining slices. In a small bowl, thoroughly stir together the goat cheese and olives. Using about 1 teaspoonful for each crisp, scoop up the mixture and form 24 small balls, placing each ball near one end of a cooled eggplant slice. Carefully roll up the slice, tucking in the sides as you do to completely enclose the filling in the eggplant. Secure with a thin wooden skewer or long wooden toothpick. In a deep, heavy saucepan or an electric deep fryer, heat about 3 inches (7.5 cm) of the peanut oil to a temperature of 350 F (175 C) on a deep-frying thermometer or the deep fryer thermostat. Meanwhile, arrange the flour, eggs and breadcrumbs in separate bowls side by side near the stove or the deep fryer. When the oil is hot, one at a time, lightly coat each eggplant ball with flour, shaking off the excess; then, dip it into the egg and finally roll it in the bread crumbs to coat it evenly. As you finish coating each eggplant ball, carefully place each one in the hot oil and cook until deep golden brown, 30 seconds. (Take care not to overcrowd the oil, cooking in batches as necessary.) As each ball is done, use a metal slotted spoon or wire skimmer to remove it from the oil, transferring it to clean paper towels to drain. Arrange the eggplant crisps on a platter and serve immediately, leaving the skewers or toothpicks in if you like for easy serving as an hors d’oeuvre. Or carefully slide out the skewers or toothpicks if adding the crisps to a salad or another dish.

(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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2018-06-16 - The Jackson Times  
2018-06-16 - The Jackson Times