Vol. 19 - No. 07
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| July 14, 2018
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By Bob Vosseller PLUMSTED – Making a difference, providing awareness and raising money were the goals of a unique fundraiser held at the Laurita Winery recently. The fundraiser was hosted by Jennifer Hansen, founder of Mettamade Yoga Events as a benefit for the American Foundation For Suicide Prevention. (Suicide - See Page 10)
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–Photo courtesy Arielle Disick The Laurita Winery, where the fundraiser was held. Arielle Disick helped organize this fundraiser to bring awareness to suicide, which claimed the life of her friend in this photo.
–Photos courtesy Richie Lapinski Jr. Richie as a child with his father.
By Jennifer Peacock I have to tell my story. He was calling from his home i n St uar t, Florida, the sailf ish capital of the world. T his Atlantic Coast city once had a house used as a haven for shipw recked sailors called The House of Refuge. It might not be an accident that Richie Lapinski Jr. lives in Stuart. Lapinski is fighting a summer cold, but still wants to talk. I have to
tell my story. Almost ever yone has hea rd someone’s version of it: a tight-knit family, involved in sports. Mom and dad sacrifice, the kids thrive. Then comes the injury. Then comes the painkillers. Then for some, the downfall comes. Not everyone makes it to the redemption part. The restoration part. This is Lapinski’s story. He grew up with his brother, sister and (Addiction - See Page 2)
By Bob Vosseller JACKSON – The Jackson Township Council discussed the timeline of a new water main, and performed some housekeeping measures during the most recent Township Council meeting. Council members addressed a request by Ocean County regarding lane closures for certain roads being impacted by the Municipal Utilities Authority water main project. Township Clerk Ann Marie Eden noted that the township’s traffic safety engineer had no issue with the road closure or a waiver. The project concerns the MUA and Six Flags Great Adventure amusement park and a 16” water main hookup on Route 537. MUA Executive Director David Harpell said in April that the six mile water main project, which was first discussed in 2014, called for the amusement park to cover half the debt service and includes a 20-30 year one percent interest loan. (Appointments - See Page 4)
How Would The Shore Handle Sandy Today?
–Photo by Kimberly Bosco Beaches, like this one in Long Beach Island, are more likely to resist erosion than in previous years, officials said. By Jennifer Peacock ATLANTIC CITY – There were delays due to weather and litigation, but the dune projects in Mantoloking are complete, or (Shore - See Page 4)
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Continued From Page 1 parents in Bayonne, New Jersey. His father was deputy chief of the Jersey City Fire Department, and coached football and baseball. His mother was a stay-at-home mom and ran the youth cheerleading squad. “She made sure I never went without and all my needs were met. I went to CCD, played sports every season, had many friends. I loved growing up in Bayonne. I pretty much had a perfect childhood,” Lapinski said. His family moved from Bayonne to Manasquan, which had an excellent secondary school sports program. Lapinski’s older brother played, but his grades didn’t attract the big-name schools. Lapinski learned from that, and made sure his grades and game were top notch. He was an all-state football star and all-county baseball player with 12 varsity letters and four state championships. He was vice president of his high school class, a member of several prestigious high school clubs as well as a member of the National Honor Society. Even with an ACL injury his last football game senior year, Harvard, Princeton, Bucknell and other schools courted him. He won a football scholarship to Lehigh University. “Up until this point in my life most things came easy to me. I was a happy and successful person,” Lapinski said. But he partied. When he wasn’t in sports, Lapinski indulged in alcohol and pills. But he always cleaned up for sports. When he tore his ACL again his sophomore year at Lehigh,
his college sports career was over. Now there glorified the things in life that I know aren’t was no reason not to party. He remembered important now,” Lapinski said. the numbness he got from the painkillers he Most addiction recovery programs agree took for his ACL injury. Now he needed to that if a user wants to change, they can’t go numb life. back. To anything. But that’s It’s not that Lapexactly where Lapinski endinski had NFL ed up – back - when he was dreams. But sports released from prison. He f illed his time went back to selling drugs while he wondered and hanging around the what career path same people he did before. he should take. He wanted quick money, and Should he be a got it, and lost it all. firefighter like his His life shipwrecked before dad? What about a he was even 30, Lapinski teacher and coach, finally realized he needed to all things that had find shore. such a positive im“I was finally tired. I was pact on his own tired of being burden to my young life? family. I was tired of feeling Lapinski easilike a loser. I didn’t want to ly slid from pain live. I truly didn’t want to killers to heroin. live. I was so tired of being It’s cheap, readily in so much pain,” Lapinski available, and prosaid. “After 10 years, I was –Photos courtesy Richie Lapinski Jr. willing to take suggestions vides the brain a dopamine rush that from people who got sober.” provides a sense of pleasure and well-being. Lapinski ended up in Florida. He went For a little while. He supported his own habit through a “safe detox” - a medically superby selling drugs and stealing from his family. vised detoxification from drugs - and entered And it eventually all caught up with him. treatment. He not only had to dump drugs, but At 22, Lapinski was arrested, convicted, and “friends, places and things” that were part spent three years in state prison. of his drug-drenched past. He joined AA, “Now I can never be a teacher, a coach, a got a sponsor, and still attends 4-5 meeting firefighter. I sold drugs, I stole from my fam- each week. ily, I would take money from parents’ bank “I started my life completely over,” Lapinski accounts. That’s why I ended up in prison. I said. He traded his get-rich-quick-by-selling-
jerseyshoreonline.com drugs ambitions and instead moved furniture all day, and then took an overnight tech job at a rehab center. “I had no car, no license, no cell phone, and just one bag of clothes. I worked 90 hours a week, got my license, got a car, got a phone.” He progressed at the treatment center, and is now the outreach coordinator for Foundations Wellness Center. He’s at the Port St. Lucie location. “I truly believe in our program and the people that work there. Our staff goes above and beyond to make sure clients are given the tools to get sober and live a happy and successful life. Our staff is like a family,” Lapinski said. He’s 34 now. He’s walked his 12 steps over and over, making amends with those he’s hurt over the years. He goes to work. He supports himself. He still thinks his childhood was the greatest. He had the greatest mom and dad. But at his young age, he’s lost so many friends to addiction. He knows what it’s like to rely on drugs. Escaping feels better than dealing with the pain and problems, until it doesn’t, and that escape is now the cause of pain and problems. Lapinski lives his life with willingness, patience, and labor. With those three things, anyone can get their life back. “Today I spend my life telling my story and spreading the message that there is a solution to this terrible problem that is affecting so many families and especially young people. I am able to help people get the help they need. I have a purpose today and I wake up excited and motivated to help my fellow addict and alcoholic that is still suffering. I am living proof that recovery is possible,” Lapinski said.
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Shore: Continued From Page 1 near complete, and the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will be in Ortley Beach by August, officials said. It’s part of a 14-mile project, stretching from Point Pleasant Beach to Island Beach State Park, one of the largest beach-fill projects of dune and berm systems. While that work won’t completely eliminate potential hurricane damage, it will reduce it greatly, as far as direct ocean damage. Mitigating back bay flooding is a challenge that still needs addressing. If Superstorm Sandy hit today, exactly how it hit in 2012, the outcome where the work is complete would be different. Mantoloking had the ocean attacking its homes directly, causing those homes to collapse. The back-bay flooding, which occurred in surrounding areas, flooded homes but didn’t knock them down. “In the areas that it’s complete, like Mantoloking where that breach occurred, that was one of the first jobs we did…that [breach] won’t occur in those areas,” USACE Project Manager, Philadelphia, Keith Watson said. “Again, these are storm damage reduction projects. So, I can confidently say the damages in Mantoloking would be greatly reduced from what occurred during Sandy if the same storm hit there again… Our projects take care of more energetic damages from the ocean side. There’s other studies going on now on a regional basis about what can be done to reduce bay flooding.” Ortley Beach, which had no dunes and “was probably one of the most vulnerable beaches,” also devastated by Sandy, will be in a similarly more-protected state as is Mantoloking now. The project should be completed there by the end of the year, Watson said. (The work would likely have been completed before the summer shore season if not for the lawsuits, Watson had to add.) Watson was one of three guests to speak at Stockton University’s “Jersey Shore Beach
Report” down in Atlantic City recently. Dr. Stewart Farrell, executive director of the Coastal Research Center at Stockton University, and David Rosenblatt, assistant commissioner of construction and engineering for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, also spoke during a moderated talk by Dr. Michael Klein, the interim executive director of Stockton’s Hughes Center. “The challenge now is to meet expectations for the future,” Rosenblatt said. “We will also be focused more on the back bay and how to address concerns there.” The goal is to plan regionally and get away from “spot to spot” projects. The New Jersey Beaches by the Numbers, provided by USACE, Stockton Coastal Research Center, and N.J. Division of Tourism and Travel: • 162,589,905 cubic yards of sand that have been placed on New Jersey beaches. (Based on available data) • $1,239,668,278: the estimated cost of beach replenishment in New Jersey to date. All but about $53 million has been spent since Hurricane Gloria in 1985. • 106: the number of beach locations that are surveyed twice a year as part of the New Jersey Beach Profile Network. • 97: the number of miles of developed coastline in New Jersey. • 30: miles of natural shoreline remaining in New Jersey. • 8.75 percent of federal beach restoration project costs paid by local municipal governments. • 65 percent of federal beach restoration project costs paid by the federal government. • 100 percent of Superstorm Sandy-specific beach restoration paid by the federal government following passage of the Sandy Recovery Improvement Act on Jan. 29, 2013. • $20.6 billion: the amount generated by tourism in the four shore counties (Atlantic, Cape May, Ocean and Monmouth) in 2017, 48 percent of the total $43 billion in the state.
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Harpell said at the time that the project had faced some delays due to an issue of pine snakes believed to be within an area to be cleared from the site but that was discovered to be unnecessary. A new water treatment plant featuring a million gallon storage tank is set to be built as part of the project which is located on Perrinesville Road near Willys Lane. “Eleven years ago we had three separate water systems. Jackson is a big town,” Harpell said. Work on the $21 million project has begun, trees have already been cleared in preparation for it. The project should be complete within 18 months.
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Other Related News Resolutions that were approved during the session include the authorization of a settlement agreement between the township and Farmingdale Woods, LLC for improvements on the development known as Hawkins Ridge. Another resolution appointed/reap-
pointed members of the tow nship’s zoning board of adjustment which includes: Chairman Steve Costanzo, Vice Chairman Sheldon Hofstein, Secretary John Suttles, Carl F. Alexander Sauickie III. Dawn D’Agostino serves as Zoning Board Clerk. Council members also voted to authorize preparation of advertisement and acceptance of bids for various projects associated with new roof installation and generator hookup and an area plan contract program grant for the Department of Recreation and Senior Services through the Ocean County Office of Senior Services. During the council discussion period, the governing body addressed concerns regarding side walk sale permits and the need to come before the council. Councilman Barry Calogero suggested that “we change this to eliminate the need for them to come before the council.” Township Attorney Jean Cipriani said that could be done. No ordinances were introduced during the latest meeting. The council’s next meeting will be July 24.
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Capitol Comments Assemblyman Ronald Dancer 12th Legislative District, Serving Jackson
TRENTON - The Assembly advanced legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Ron
Dancer exempting horse boarding from the state sales tax. The bill (A1045) clarifies
From The Desk Of
Chris Smith WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the sideline of a four-day meeting of more than 300 lawmakers from 57 countries, Rep. Chris Smith (R-4th) led a meeting with lawmakers from the Russian Duma (parliament) to discuss what Smith called “highly contested human rights issues.” Smith, who heads the 13-member U.S. delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), and is the co-chair of the U.S. Helsinki
Commission, said the Americans “reached out and sought dialogue” with the Russians in the “hope of changing, or at least beginning to mitigate a totally unacceptable status quo.” Pyotr Tolstoy, head of the Russian delegation, stated that the “Russian Federation is open to dialogue that is open and candid, just like in the 1980/90s” and highlighted the fact that a direct communication channel is needed between the two legislative bodies. Smith agreed and
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Governor Phil Murphy TRENTON - Ten thousand patients have joined the Department of Health’s Medicinal Marijuana program since the Murphy Administration began in January - for a total of 25,000 patients and 1,000 caregivers participating. “By changing the restrictive culture of the State’s Medical Marijuana program, we are now providing greater access to treatment for those who truly need to be helped,” said Governor Phil Murphy. “The addition of 10,000 new patients since January demonstrates this administration’s commitment to making the program more responsive to the needs of patients, physicians and dispensaries.” Of the 10,000 patients who
have signed up since January, 6,300 have one of the six new medical conditions added at the end of March: anxiety, migraines, Tourette’s syndrome, chronic pain related to musculoskeletal disorders, and chronic visceral pain. A sixth dispensary opened in Secaucus June 18 and several satellite Alternative Treatment Center locations are also in the works. “These numbers reflect that we are building a compassionate, consumer-friendly program,” said Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal. The Department is also continuing its public awareness campaign to let residents know that the program has expanded. “Talk to your doc-
Bill Would Exempt Horse Stables From Being Taxed
that horse stabling, maintenance and services are not taxable. “There has been ongoing confusion in the industry about tax responsibilities, and as a result, stables and
services have closed up shop and abandoned the state,” said Dancer (R-12 th), who has been pushing the measure since November 2013. “Horse-related business plays an important role in
our state’s economy,” Dancer continued. “Establishing clear sales tax guidelines will save New Jersey jobs and businesses. Horses are farm livestock, not ‘storage units’ in a warehouse.”
The Rutgers Equine Science Center estimates the horse industry contributes more than $1 billion to the economy in a state with more than $4 billion in equine-related assets
Smith Leads Human Rights Dialogue With Russian Lawmakers recalled past meetings he attended in Moscow including during the time of perestroika before the collapse of the Soviet Union. The Smith-led bilateral meeting comes eight days before President Donald Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, and some of the issues discussed today were likely to be on the table at the Presidential summit. The lawmakers agreed on the importance of the presidential meeting and that the many problems and differences between the two countries cannot be solved solely by presidents in one meeting but that it is the
beginning of all important dialogue between the two super powers. A number of issues were discussed at the bilateral including Syria, Iraq, Ukraine, election interference, fake news, visas, adoption, trafficking, cyber attacks, terrorism, social media, and the shooting death of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. Smith said he pressed the Russians “for peace in Syria, unfettered safe access for humanitarian aid workers and accountability - prosecution of those who have committed war crimes.” On Ukraine, Smith said the “unlawful annexation of
Crimea coupled with Russian military expansion into other parts of Ukraine had led to enormous suffering and death. A durable cease-fire - agreed in the Minsk Agreement - and deployment of a UN peacekeeping mission to the region will save lives.” Smith, as the OSCE PA’s Special Representative for Trafficking Issues, raised the issue of sex trafficking in Russia - which received a Tier 3 rating, the lowest grade, in the latest U.S. annual Trafficking in Persons Report - commenting that “Russian women are suffering across the globe, including in the U.S.,” and that the U.S. Congress “wants to work with you in a transparent way to help Russian
women.” Smith authored the first resolution on combating human trafficking passed by the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1999 and in 2000 wrote America’s landmark law, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA). The successful meeting concluded with the two leaders of the delegations agreeing on the importance of dialogue. Smith stated “This was a fruitful conversation and dialogue” and Tolstoy concurred, “We’re convinced that democracy is dialogue and trust is the result of this dialogue despite the fake news and clichés, let’s keep moving forward.”
Medicinal Marijuana Program Grows By 10,000 Patients This Year
tor to see if you qualify,’’ a promoted Facebook ad states. The ad started Friday and will run through the summer. In addition, patients, caregivers and physicians can now access the program across mobile platforms so they can register, upload documents and make payments on tablets, iPhones and other devices. “But our work is far from done,” added Elnahal. “With the influx of new patients, New Jersey’s medicinal marijuana market needs more competition, choice and greater value - goals that we look forward to working with all our stakeholders to accomplish.” On June 18, the Department proposed Medicinal Marijuana rules changes to implement Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 6 that will expand access to marijuana therapy responsibly, and to thousands more patients who need it. About 700 of the 28,000
licensed physicians are registered to participate in the program. But, Dr. Elnahal is encouraging the medical community to embrace medicinal marijuana as yet another therapeutic tool - not an independent or alternative therapy. As a result, the commissioner is traveling around the state to medical schools and hospitals this summer giving special Grand Rounds lectures to medical students, faculty, physicians and clinicians to explain the Murphy Administration’s expansion of the program, as well as research on use of marijuana to treat certain medical conditions. The first grand rounds lecture was held May 29 at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and the series continued at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson and Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center. Then in
mid-September, lectures are scheduled at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Jersey City Medical Center, Virtua Health and the New Jersey Medical School in Newark. Although research is limited, studies have shown the marijuana has benefited patients with chronic pain, cancer, HIV, Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, IBD and Rheumatoid Arthritis, among many other conditions. “More physicians should look to medicinal marijuana as a safe, effective treatment - and one that can help not only improve patients’ wellbeing but also combat the opioid crisis,” Commissioner Elnahal said. That’s why Commissioner Elnahal is exploring adding opioid use disorder - in concert with Medication Assisted Treatment - to the list of conditions that would allow patients to participate in the program.
The opioid epidemic is the most critical public health challenge facing our state. Opioids are highly toxic, addictive and caused 2,200 overdose deaths in our state in 2016. Studies have demonstrated a strong correlation between the availability of medical marijuana and the reduction of opioid prescriptions. Medical marijuana can help reduce reliance on opioid prescriptions, saving many from a lifetime of addiction and possible overdose death. Two studies in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed a 6 percent decrease in opioid prescriptions in states with strong medicinal marijuana laws. Another study showed that access to medical marijuana reduced opioid-related deaths by 24 percent compared to states without medicinal marijuana laws.
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OPINIONS & COMMENTARY Letters To The Editor Remembering Different Good Old Days Gosh, the good old days sound nice. Leaving doors unlocked 24/7, having polite people hold the door, or apologizing when they bumped you. Of course, being only 72, I don’t remember leaving doors unlocked. Here’s what I do remember: I remember when a man who worked a forty-hour week had enough money that his wife could stay at home and raise the children. His union made sure that he got overtime pay for working more than a forty-hour week, health care (for himself and his family), healthy and safe working conditions, a two-week vacation every year, paid holidays, and a pension, even in a minimum wage job. I remember when a high school diploma was a guarantee of a job. I remember when those who went to college could work all summer to pay their tuition and have a part time job to pay living expenses. I remember when teenagers got jobs to buy luxuries like cars, instead of working to supplement the family income. I remember when men stayed with their families instead abandoning families. I remember when divorce was a rarity, instead of being 50 percent of all marriages. I remember when a Pres-
ident of the United States was elected by the majority of the people, instead of the electoral college. I remember when his wife was a lady, and the president’s children were not part of the administration. I remember when people would not vote for a man who has a record of groping women, or considered it his right, as sponsor, to walk into dressing rooms of unclad beauty contestants without knocking. I remember when no one would vote for a man who had dodged the draft, five times, in a time of war. I remember when a president did not spend 20 percent of his time playing golf and did not make a profit off those golfing trips by charging hotel fees, in his own hotels, for staffers and security people. I remember when infants were not ripped from their mothers’ arms and given up for adoption when their mothers were convicted for the “crime” of asking to be given refuge from criminal gangs in their country of origin. I remember when we gave political asylum to people, especially women and children, fleeing corr upt governments, dr ug lords, and rebels. I remember beer sales at the ball park stopped until the anthem fi nished. I remember when people, especially the president, knew the words. I remember when people had enough respect for the flag that they
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did not wear it as bikinis, tee shirts, caps, or pants. I remember when it was not flown on the wrong side of the pickup truck, or ragged, or dragging the ground, or used as a picnic blanket, beach towel, or advertising campaign. I remember when civics teachers were allowed to teach more of the Constitution than just the 2nd amendment, and only half of that. I remember when kids were allowed to know what their rights were. I remember when white supremacists were not allowed to spew their lies and hate. I remember when they held their rallies in the dark, with their faces covered, because decent people were ashamed of them. I remember when political correctness was just good manners, and name calling was bad manners. I remember when Congress members and Senators represented the people, not just rich donors, foreign interests, and the NRA. I remember when presidents gave up their own business interests to avoid conflict of interests. I remember when a Speaker of the House did not stall bills in committee but allowed them to come to the floor for a vote. I remember when congress did not start interminable wars. I remember when a Supreme Court nominee was allowed a hearing, even when he was not a right-wing republican. I remember when no politician ever proposed cuts to Social Security and VA. I remember when a president (Richard Nixon) tried to protect clean air and water. I remember when the Congress spent nearly $80 million on an investigation of whether the president had sex with a legal, consenting adult, unlike the groperin-chief, and members of his family and staff, who are being investigated for treason, five of whom have already pled guilty, while sixteen others have been indicted. I can remember when the smartest kid in Sky-
Letters To ofThe Editor pre-existing conditions. line School, Solana Beach California, was an illegal immigrant, who went on to become a math teacher. Today, she would have been deported, and all that talent would have been wasted. That same school and time went on to produce two nurses, one Marine KIA in Vietnam, three Vietnam veterans, one priest, a cop, and a plumbing contractor - all of whom came here illegally, but all of whom were decent, productive citizens. Not one of them became involved with drugs or gangs. In fact, there are more gang members who were born here, of American parents, than there are members who are immigrants, and even the that biggest of bogeymen, MS-13, was actually born in the USA (San Francisco). I remember when presidents did what was best for the country, not just what was best for the corporations that bought them. I remember when they sent young men off to war knowing what those young men were facing, because they had been there, not fivetime draft dodgers who hid behind daddy’s money. I remember presidents who had dignity, not buffoonery. I remember presidents who had strength instead of bluster, spoke truth instead of stupid lies, and made us proud before our allies and strong before our enemies. They relied on integrity, not useless walls. I remember when I was proud to be an American and proud to wear the uniform of the U.S. Army, a uniform that the present occupant of the White House was too chicken to wear. Myrna F. Arnold Whiting
First, They Came For The Health Care Before ACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or nicknamed Obamacare) 52 million people were uninsurable because
Calling On Conservative Voters In November
62 percent of bankruptcies in the U.S. were medically related. The Trump Administration continues to unravel the ACA piece by piece. Next to go is protection for pre-existing conditions. Unable to repeal ACA, Trump utilized another tactic. Tucked inside his tax bill, the individual mandate was repealed. People had protested the mandate feeling they were paying for something they didn’t need. We should base our laws on facts, not feelings. The fact that the individual mandate was eradicated results in deconstructing financial support needed to keep ACA viable. In June, Trump began his attack on the pre-existing clause in the ACA. The Department of Justice followed by declaring it is now unconstitutional because the individual mandate has been removed. Have we so soon forgotten how expensive and how many fatalities ensued for Americans who had no health insurance? The ACA is popular because it provides protection for those who have pre-existing conditions. It provides essential health benefits which require insurers to cover; annual physicals, doctor services, in-patient and out-patient hospital care, prescription drugs, pregnancy, child birth, mental health and dental coverage for children. In place of ACA, Trump has proposed cheap, junk plans allowing companies to offer the insured virtually no coverage. Trump’s admitted line is that if you say a lie often enough people will soon believe it as truth. Stand up America! Protest! Trump and his cronies are working to remove another ACA benefit. They’ll stop at nothing.
League of Women Voters Lotte Scharfman is credited with coining the phrase, “Democracy is not a spectator sport.” Scharfman, a refugee of Nazi Germany, was the League’s president until her death in 1970. She stated that in order for Democracy to “work” you have to participate, you cannot simply be an observer. As the saying goes Americans will cross an ocean to fight a war, but not cross the street to vote, a right that so many have shed their blood and tears. A low voter turnout is again predicted for this year’s November’s midterm elections. Being a no show at the polls is the same as surrendering your vote to a neighbor who may not share your values. If you are concerned with the direction of our government now is the time to vote for candidates that defend the police, law and order and family values and reject those that advocate to legalize recreational marijuana, open borders, sanctuary cities, drivers licenses for illegal aliens, taxpayer-funded tuition for undocumented immigrants, higher gas and sales tax, abortion on demand, disrespecting our flag and removing religion from our public discourse. Voter turnout decides elections. Go to the polls in November and vote for the lawmakers that will exercise fiscal discipline by lowering our highest in the nation property taxes and fully restore the Homestead credit, a benefit that the disabled and seniors on fixed income need to maintain and keep them in their homes.
Jo Meinhart Waretown
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Continued From Page 1 Hansen’s Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention yoga event was planned prior to the shocking suicide deaths of designer Kate Spade and TV chef Anthony Bourdain. Their deaths once again brought to the forefront the topic of mental illness. Around 50 people took part in the $30 a ticket event and all proceeds went to the AFSP. Hansen said “this is my first fundraising event for this specific cause, but I also host charity events for dog adoption agencies through the organization Doggy Noses and Yoga Poses. I hosted this event because a client of mine reached out to me with her story and how she wanted to raise money and awareness.” Hansen’s client, Arielle Disick of Millstone Township, had a personal reason for attending the benefit. “I lost a friend to suicide. I think about him every day. I think about the time we spent together and the happy memories we shared. What was he going through in those times? What didn’t I see? How could I have helped? “There are so many times I wish he was here to give advice, to celebrate with, or to console me. Am I doing him justice by sharing his story like this? Would he want it told at all? I don’t know the answer. And that’s okay - because if the money we raise means one more friend will not have to say goodbye, one less sister will not have to go on without her older brother looking out for her, one less parent will not have to plan a funeral for their child, then we will have made a difference.” She added that she did not want to see her late friend’s legacy be linked with suicide. “He was so much more. I think of how much pain he must have been grappling with. It was not his choice. You don’t wear mental illness as you do physical diseases. He was so selfless. He had all that pain going on and was always willing to help others. “That is why having this fundraiser was important but it wasn’t just about raising money but bringing about awareness. I’d rather have 100 people donate a dollar than one person donate $100.” Disick said after the event that “the event raised $1,040. Jen and I first started talking and planning about this event in January and I am very happy with the result.” She added that mixing the message of suicide prevention awareness and yoga was a natural according to the philosophy of Mettamade. “Jennifer has been an absolute angel with this event. Advocacy for mental health is so important.” “We need to have the difficult conversations, we need to raise awareness, and we need to end the stigma around mental health issues,” Disick said. While Disick’s story inspired the local event, it was only her first effort to help AFSP. She will be training this summer for the Chicago Marathon and run its 26.2 miles course for the organization. To help Disick reach her fundraising goal, which are 100 percent tax deductible and will be fully matched, you can donate online. “The more awareness we raise, the stronger our impact,” Disick said. The link
to her donation page is afsp.donordrive. com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive. participant&participantID=1515378. AFSP New Jersey Director Elizabeth Roithmayr-Clemens recently attended AFSP’s annual Advocacy Forum in Washington D.C. Suicide Prevention Programs and Initiatives. “I traveled to Washington, D.C. along with more than 225 AFSP advocates from all 50 states to educate Congress on priority areas to help improve mental health and prevent suicide,” Clemens said. “We provided information to all 535 Congressional offices urging them to support legislation in five key areas that would play a vital role in preventing suicide and improving mental health across the country,” Clemens said. The five key areas include increased funding for suicide prevention research, insurance coverage for mental health and substance use conditions, military and veteran suicide prevention, preservation of funding for suicide prevention programs and increased funding for the National Suicide Prevention (800-273-8255 [TALK]) and Crisis Centers. Suicide Prevention Programs and Initiatives • In 2004, the New Jersey legislature established the Youth Suicide Prevention Advisory Council (“Council”) to advise and make recommendations to the Department of Children and Families (DCF) for youth suicide reporting, prevention and intervention. DCF is the lead agency for youth suicide prevention in the state and provides staff support to the Council. • New Jersey Law charges DCF with developing and adopting a statewide youth suicide prevention plan, in consultation with the Council and the Department of Human Services; see the New Jersey Strategy for Youth Suicide Prevention (2015), bit. ly/2FGp64R. • Funded by DCF, the Traumatic Loss Coalitions for Youth Program at Rutgers-University Behavioral HealthCare offers support to professionals working with school-age youth and provides suicide prevention and trauma response assistance to schools after a loss. • The NJ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services’ Suicide Prevention Committee developed the state’s Adult Suicide Prevention Plan 2014-2017, bit.ly/2DwSJj7. The Suicide Prevention Committee has overall responsibility for implementing, monitoring, and evaluating the plan. • New Jersey law requires that public school teaching staff members complete at least 2 hours of suicide prevention instruction per professional development period; instruction must be provided by a licensed health care professional with training/experience in mental health issues. The law also requires educators to report when they believe that a student has attempted or completed suicide; requires that suicide prevention be included within elementary, middle, and high school curriculum); and that institutions of higher education have health care professionals available 24 hours a day who focus on reducing student suicides and attempted suicide.
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COMMUNITY NEWS C LUB N EWS , A CTIVITIES , E VENTS & A NNOUNCEMENTS
Butterflies and Hummingbirds: Extraordinary Pollinators
JACKSON – Join the Forest Resource Education Center, 496 Don Connor Blvd, Jackson for a lecture! Pollinators are integral to our eco-system from the food we eat and the beautiful flowers that we grow. In fact, they are key to the production of nearly 75 percent of crops and almost 80 percent of all flowering plants. FREC and the Ocean County Master Gardeners will offer a lecture program to
discuss how to increase the survival opportunities for pollinators such as butterflies and hummingbirds. Creating pollinator habitat includes choosing native flowers and host plants for insects. Join us to discuss ways how to make your garden a haven for these beautiful and useful creatures. Register or information: jane.mattson@ dep.nj.gov or call 609-928-2360.
Consumer Debt Seminar 2018
JACKSON – Join the Jackson Library for a Consumer Debt Seminar on August 8 at 3 p.m. The seminar will offer the following: Information on Fair Debt Collection Practices. • Learn what happens if a debt collector sues you. • Learn what actions a debt collector can take. • Learn your options to stop letters and excessive phone calls.
Learn what happens if your case goes to court. This seminar is presented by the Ocean Vicinage Legal Research and Information Center in coordination with South Jersey Legal Services and the Ocean County Library. Admission is free. Reservations are suggested. For more information, contact 732-929-2063 or email oceanlric.mailbox@ Njcourts.gov.
Jackson’s 19th Annual PBA Pig Roast
By Kimberly Bosco JACKSON – The Jackson Police Department and PBA is hosting their 19th Annual PBA Pig Roast on September 8, 2018 from 1-6 p.m. in Pine Park, on West Countyline Road. This family event will feature live music, food and beverages donated from the Shoprite in Jackson, and lots of kids’ activities. With a history of great attendance, the
event brings in over 1,000 people each year. Not only does this event provide a fun, family day for residents, but it also allows the Jackson PBA to give back to the residents and their continued supporters. If you are interested, you can become a sponsor for this event. You can buy tickets from any police officer. For sponsor information or tickets, contact Sgt. Fred Meabe #230 at 732-928-1111 ext. 5230.
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Knit-Chat-Chain Volunteers JACKSON – Are you tired of knitting and crocheting alone? Would you like to learn to knit or crochet? Join our fun group of hook and needle experts at the Jackson Branch on July 23 at 6:30 p.m. If you are new to the craft we will teach you new skills.
Come make new friends, have a few laughs, brush up on an old skill or learn a new one. Bring your UFOs (Un-Finished Objects). Everybody is welcome. Patterns are available. We have recently donated to Your Grandmother’s Cupboard, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, and MMSC.
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JACKSON – For residents who are looking to get their child car seats checked or to see if they are installed correctly, please contact Police Officers Donald Lasko, Edward Travisano or Jeff Henba at 732-928-1111 to set up an appointment.
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COMMUNITY NEWS C LUB N EWS , A CTIVITIES , E VENTS & A NNOUNCEMENTS
DEAP Program A Success
–Photo courtesy Jackson Police Department JACKSON – The Jackson Police Depart- teaches parents about drug awareness and ment would like to thank everyone who recognition as well as signs and sympcame out to the DEAP (Drug Education toms of drug use. It also covered parent’s Awareness for Parents) presentation which rights, laws and how to obtain assistance was held at Jackson Memorial on Wednes- if needed. day June 20. The ofﬁcers have presented this program Lt. John Convery, Dsg. Frank Mendez, Sgt. multiple times in the past and for the ﬁ rst Mary Nelson, Sgt. Mike Grochowski along time the Police Department also conductwith Police Ofﬁcers Joe Candido, Colin ed a bicycle safety night for children with Menafra, Andy Falzarano, Mike Basso, a free helmet giveaway. While parents Kale Mabey, Mark Rodina and Thomas attended the program, their children were Parise were on hand with Counselor Linda provided with a free bike helmet and biMcDonald to provide family members cycle safety instruction. with information and resources to help The ofﬁcers look forward to doing addicombat the opiate epidemic. The program tional presentations in the future.
Fright Fest Dance Auditions
JACKSON – Six Flags Great Adventure is looking for male and female dancers for 20th anniversary production of “Dead Man’s Party.” Six Flags’ dynamic dance and special effects stage show is seeking professional-level, theat rical dancers who are versatile in jazz, hip hop, ballroom, freestyle and have par tnering experience. Dancers must be available for all show dates and rehearsals. Rehearsals run Sept. 1 to 14. Shows run Friday-Sunday, Sept. 15 to Oct. 28 plus Columbus Day, Oct. 8. Rehearsals and shows take place at Six Flags Great Adventure. Show pay for 7 weeks is $18.50/hr. Rehearsal pay for 2 weeks is $10/hr. Out-of-tow n dancers age 18 and up receives free onsite housing.
Open casting call: July 21, 2018 at 10 a.m. Bring variety of dance shoes, be ready to learn choreography, freestyle and bring out your in ner zombie. Bring resume or headshot if available. Final callbacks by invitation will take place at Six Flags, July 21 at noon. Enter via Employee Entrance, park in employee lot, follow signs to Security Gate 5 and Showcase Theatre. You must be at least 16 years old by Sept. 1, 2018 to audition. US citizens only. Review rehearsal and run dates, pay and job location in Jackson, NJ prior to auditioning. Must be willing to travel to Six Flags for final callbacks, rehearsals and shows. No one u nder 18 is per m it ted i n housing. •
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EPA To Award $250,000 For Beach Water Quality Monitoring
By Jennifer Peacock NEW JERSEY – The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection expects to receive up to $250,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to monitor its 185 ocean beaches and 21 bay and estuary beaches. “New Jersey’s beaches play a significant role in the state’s environmental, econom ic, a nd cu lt u r al prosper it y, bringing in thousands of tourists every summer,” Regional Administrator Pete Lopez said. “This grant supports the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s vital program to alert New Jersey residents and tourists alike when water quality problems exist.” The money will used during the 2019 sw i m m i ng se a son a nd help protect beaches in Monmouth, Ocean, Atlantic and Cape May counties, as well as bay areas in Barnegat Bay, Little Egg Harbor, Great
Egg Harbor and Great Bay. “Enjoying the beach is a quintessential pastime for Americans every summer,” EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said. “Through EPA’s BEACH grants, we are ensuring communities across the country can keep their beaches safe and enjoyable for all.” The EPA grants awards under the Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health Act, which helps local governments monitor water quality to ensure safe swimming. High bacteria levels often force beach shut downs until the levels are within safe limits. More than $157 million in grants have been awarded since 2002, and help local bodies monitor beaches for fecal-borne bacteria, operate public notification systems, find local pollution sources, and report results those results to the EPA. As of press time, all beaches in Ocean and Monmouth counties regularly open this time of year are open for guests.
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Join The Fight With The 2018 Walk For Alzheimer’s
By Kimberly Bosco OCEAN COUNTY – The 2018 Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s is making its way to Ocean County this September. The Alzheimer’s New Jersey walk is the organization’s largest fundraising event, raising money and awareness for local Alzheimer’s and dementia programs. Be a part of the effort on September 22, starting at 8:30 a.m. at Arnold Ave and Baltimore Ave in Point Pleasant Beach. All proceeds raised during the walk will support New Jersey individuals and families through Alzheimer’s New Jersey’s programs and services.
Alzheimer’s New Jersey works to help those 600,000 people that are affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia throughout the state, providing personal and confidential assistance, guidance, relief f rom caregiving, emotional suppor t and education, safety awareness, and clinical trial opportunities to those who need it. In addition to Ocean County, the 2018 Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s will take place in Hudson, Mercer, Bergen, and Morris Counties. For more infor mation, visit alznj. akaraisin.com/ui/16241/g/16578.
American Red Cross Blood Drive
JACKSON – Please consider taking an hour to donate blood to those in need at the Jackson Branch on July 31 from 2-7 p.m. 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 redcrossblood.org. 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.
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H ERE ’ S T O Y OUR H EALTH Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen, R. Ph.
Amazing Facts About Nightmares and Dreaming By Suzy Cohen, R. Ph. Sleeping is one of the great pleasures in life, unless you have bad dreams or nightmares. Then it’s pure misery. Most of us do dream while sleeping, we just don’t remember it. Luckily, a man named Larry Page remembered his dream. He was a computer scientists and he woke up from a dream when he was 23 wondering if there was a way to ‘download the web’ and rank webpages by inbound links. He went on to become a co-founder of Google! Page’s net worth according to Forbes is 52 billion dollars. Talk about making money when you sleep! So why can’t you remember your dreams? Our brains are trained to forget non-essential facts and the truth is, most of our dreams aren’t that unique. But I bet you do wake up and recall the bizarre scary dreams, don’t you? This is because your brain finds it more “essential” to remember these strange or scary images. They stand out. Here are some other little known facts about dreaming that you may be interested in. By the way, if you’d like a longer version of this article, it’s at my website. If you lost sight later in life, you can like still see images in your dreams and dream visually like when you had your eyesight. Those folks who were born with blindness may not see in pictures but can still dream and experience sounds, touch sensations and emotions during their dream state. With Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), several brain regions are involved including the amygdala where dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin play a role. PTSD nightmares may occur with or without REM sleep.
If you have asthma, for some reason, you are also more prone to nightmares. The bad dreams can intensify with many treatments, including montelukast. Heartburn medications such as ranitidine and famotidine used to treat heartburn can sometimes induce vivid dreams and nightmares. So can allergy drugs like diphenhydramine. Blood pressure pills interfere with sleep. This category has well-documented evidence to show how they trigger nightmares and this side effect alone often causes people to seek other treatments. If you grew up with black and white TVs, most of your dreams occur in black and white. Anxiety is the most common emotion during dreams. You might experience it as falling, flying or feeling unprepared or humiliated in your dream. Dogs dream. You will often hear them whimper or see their paws twitching. More than likely they are running in their dreams. Sleeping pills can and often due induce vivid dreaming and nightmares. Withdrawal from these medications can also induce higher dreaming and/or nightmares for a period of time. Antidepressants such as fluoxetine and paroxetine increase serotonin and may trigger intense or disturbing dreams that seem to go on all night. Some sleep supplements containing melatonin might trigger unpleasant or bizarre dreams. If that happens, take a break from the melatonin because the dose might be too high. Remember, you make this sleep hormone yourself so supplementing has an additive effect.
(This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Suzy Cohen is the author of “The 24-Hour Pharmacist” and “Real Solutions.” For more information, visit www.SuzyCohen.com) ©2017 SUZY COHEN, RPH. DISTRIBUTED BY DEAR PHARMACIST, INC.
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Support the Special Olympics of New Jersey! JACKSON – This isn’t just any 5k/10k race. Participants in the Great Coaster Race at Six Flags will soar through the race based on roller coaster track distance all while raising money to support a great cause! Space is limited and open only the first 300 participants!
Race Options: • 5k - $150: Gets you entry to Six Flags, Event t-shirt, Finisher medal, 1 hour early entry to Six Flags, Exit entry on participating rides u ntil 12 p.m., and f ree park i ng until 9:30 p.m. • 10k - $250: Gets you entry to Six
Flags, Event t-shirt, Finisher medal, 1 hour early entry to Six Flags, Exit entry on participating rides u ntil 3 p.m., f ree park i ng u ntil 9:30 p.m., Lunch voucher and an Event hat. Join the Special Olympics of New Jersey on August 5 for this event.
The Life of Mozart
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch will be hosting a historically accurate play designed to introduce young children to the vibrancy of history, the joy of music, and the story of Mozart’s life. Join us on August 1 at 6:30 p.m. Explore one of the greatest composers and hear his music. This event is for all ages. Please register. Registration begins July 18 at 9 a.m.
Read to the Dogs
JACKSON – Come into the Jackson Branch Library on Tuesday from 2-3 p.m. to read to the dogs! Pick your favorite book and read to one of the Reading Therapy Certified dogs. Please register in person at the Children’s desk for one 15 min time slot.
BAYVILLE – Come out to the VFW on Veterans Boulevard in Bayville for the Cpl. William H. Smith Detachment 667 Picnic on August 18 from 12-5:30 p.m. There will be hot dogs, burgers, sausage and peppers, potato salad, cole slaw, macaroni salad, beer, soda, wine, watermelon, coffee and tea. The cost is a $12 donation. Children under 12 are free. Open to the public! For more information, call Bob Meola at 732-674-7504, Bill Pivarnick at 848-240-3515, or Chuck Swiers at 973864-0964.
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–Photo by Jennifer Peacock Berkeley Island County Park has the honor of hosting the county’s first splash park. for guests. Ultimately, the state was good to By Jennifer Peacock BERKELEY – If you look at certain shore work with, the freeholder added. The park retained much of its original neighborhoods, you can still see the effects of Superstorm Sandy. The same can be said character with some upgrades. It has a of parks. Berkeley Island Park was right on fishing pier picnic area with pavilion. The the Barnegat Bay, and felt the brunt of the new feature is the county’s first splash park, inspired by a splash park Bartlett visited in storm’s power. It was closed for many years. Finally, the Philadelphia. “One of the things that was always done park was completed, and some would say in Berkeley Township that is very, very imit is even better than it once was. With a literal lock and symbolic wooden portant: we always worry about our families key, Freeholder John Bartlett re-opened and our children,” said Freeholder Joseph Berkeley Island County Park, which suf- Vicari, who also used to be superintendent fered catastrophic damage from Superstorm of Berkeley’s elementary school district. Sandy back in 2012. The aging park was the “And that’s what it’s all about with our parks first one Bartlett oversaw building as a new system, of all 27 parks we have in Ocean County. It’s affordable because, it’s free!” freeholder in 1982. The living shoreline was constructed on “It’s amazing how many different things went into building this park,” County Parks the park’s south side. Shoreline protection and Recreation Director Michael Mangum lines the north side. The park’s infrastrucsaid. “There’s a lot of things you don’t see tures are all new: a parking lot with imhere today when you walk in that went into proved lighting that is compliant with the building this park. But we got here today. I Americans With Disabilities Act. The landknow there’s no person happier to see this scaping includes all native seaside plants. A “living shoreline” is man-made to than Freeholder John Bartlett.” “In many ways, it’s been my baby. There’s mimic a naturally occurring conditions that no question that when Hurricane Sandy attracts native fauna and flora. Eagle Construction, Burlington, was hit, this park was starting to feel its age. It was in need of some renovation, more than awarded the redevelopment contract. The some,” Bartlett told the audience, filled with park and building were designed by both members of the public, as well as county T& Associates and Barlo & Associates. The employees and county and local officials. county worked with the State Department “So quite frankly, when the storm did major of Environmental Protection, Barnegat Bay damage to it, I wasn’t terribly unhappy, be- Partnership and Stevens Institute of Techcause it needed major renovations anyway.” nology to design and implement a sustainThe project cost $8 million and although able and environmentally friendly project. “All of this has been under the inspiration now open to the public, still has cosmetic work being done. The project took 5-plus of Freeholder John Bartlett and this will be years to complete, because as Bartlett said, a legacy that John leaves for generations to the county couldn’t come in with their own come,” Freeholder Director Gerry Little said. equipment and get to work immediately. Freeholder Virginia Haines worked for “We needed permits,” Bartlett said. The bureaucratic red tape included confirming Bartlett back in 1982 and remembers the how much the Federal Emergency Manage- construction of Berkeley Island County ment Agency would reimburse the county Park well. “I’m just so glad they were able to make for the damage and rebuilding a living shoreline (“When you lose land into the it even better, and I’m sure that the people state’s water, it’s not your land anymore, of especially Berkeley but Ocean County (Park - See Page 26) it’s theirs.”) so the park could have parking
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2018 WILD Outdoor Expo JACKSON – Come out for the 2018 WILD Outdoor Expo on September 8 and 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at Colliers Mills Wildlife Management Area. This free family event celebrates outdoor recreation in New Jersey and allows visitors to learn about, explore, experience and enjoy New Jersey’s natural world. This is a great opportunity for families to learn about and try a wide array of outdoor activities that can be enjoyed at State Parks, Forests and Wildlife Management Areas, including fishing, shooting sports, kayaking, rock climbing, geocach-
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–Photo by Kimberly Bosco Students Kieran Sherry and Will Vinsko won the student film award for their film “Pick Again.” By Kimberly Bosco SHIP BOTTOM – The Lighthouse International Film Festival (LIFF) brought its 10th annual season to a close with an after party and awards ceremony on June 10, the final day of the four-day festival. This year’s festival was a great success, according to LIFF Executive Director Eric Johnson. Johnson will be stepping down as executive director, a position to be taken over by the current deputy executive director, Amir Bogen, for next year’s event. “I think the festival went great this year, there was a fantastic turnout,” said Johnson. “Up and down the island, we saw turnouts for not just the crowd-pleasing films, but the avant-garde films, the challenging documentaries, and the shorts program as well as our new storytellers’ episodic category.” Even for the new genres, such as the episodic features, there was a positive audience response, according to Johnson. “It’s just another great way of storytelling, and other great content,” he added regarding the episodic category. Johnson noted that it is always a good idea to expand the content in the festival, which
this year included a new virtual reality section as well as the storytellers genre. A favorite of LIFF volunteer Rafael was the closing night film, one of the four headliners, “Anote’s Ark.” This documentary showcased Kiribati, a low-lying pacific island that faces destruction from sea-level rise and climate change. The films covered a host of topics, from challenging issues such as climate change, to behind the scenes stories of the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders, to a daughter’s quest to find her father on our very own Long Beach Island. The festival also gives students a chance to showcase their work, and an opportunity to join the film world at an early age. The winning student film was, ironically, centered on a group of boys trying to make a film for a film festival that can’t find the right topic. One LIFF volunteer noted that the filmmakers or directors from Manhattan, New York are considered local because the festival attracts those from foreign countries as well. There was a full house at the restaurant (Film - See Page 22)
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County Acquires Land For Open Space
–Photo by Jennifer Peacock Freeholder John Bartlett, with the assistance of Freeholder Director Gerry Little, shows where the donated land in Ocean Township is located. the creation of the Natural Lands Trust By Jennifer Peacock OCEAN COUNTY – The county is adding Fund. A cent-and-a-half is taken from every $100 property valuation and put into more open space to its roll. The freeholders unanimously approved the trust fund. The county hires out two independent the acquisition of three parcels of land one donation in Ocean Township, and two appraisals when making larger land purpurchases in Berkeley and Toms River - at chases, and never pays more than the top appraisal amount, Bartlett said. their May 16 meeting. The Ocean County Natural Lands Trust The county accepted the donation of .73 acres of land on Pancoast Road in Ocean Fund Advisor y Committee also recommended the acquisition of two other Township. “This is the kind of acquisition we like, properties: 3.62 acres, located on Harvey because it’s a donation,” Freeholder John Avenue in Berkeley, and 20.08 acres, located on North Bay Avenue in Toms River. Bartlett quipped. The county will pay $25,000, and up The county owns lands around the Garden State Parkway and Wells Mills County to $38 for a property tax adjustment, on Park, about 4,000 acres preserved. The the Berkeley property. The 3.62 acres county had purchased a piece of land on is on Cedar Creek, much of it wetlands, the Barnegat side of the line, and that Bartlett said. That land will join property the county owner decided to donate the .73 acres on already owns around Berkeley Island the Waretown side. Freeholder Director Gerry Little said that County Park. The 20.08 acres in Toms River will be in a county that’s 408,000 acres, about 60 percent of it is permanently protected purchased for $850,000 plus up to $40 against development through Pinelands for property tax adjustments. The land is Commission, state parks and 21,000 acres developable. The land is contiguous to county-owned preserved through the natural lands and land near Ocean County College. farmlands programs. “The board has been very diligent over “Approximately 60 percent of the county is permanently preserved, which is pro- the last number of years in buying all of tecting our watershed, which is protecting the land that abuts Ocean County College our quality of life,” Little said. “We will so that it can never be encroached upon,” never become an urban area. That’s our Bartlett said. The advisory committee accepts nomgoal, to preserve our quality of life for all of us here today, and for our children and inations for open space acquisitions and makes recommendations to the freeholders generations to come.” All 33 county municipalities approved on an ongoing basis.
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Continued From Page 20 for the ceremony, held at Joe Pop’s Shore Bar & Restaurant in Ship Bottom, where film buffs and producers rubbed elbows and LIFF members and volunteers mingled with locals. Outside of its members, the LIFF has a whole host of volunteers who tackle vari-
ous tasks to make the event possible. It is a collective effort on behalf of the members, volunteers, and caring community that bring the festival to life each year. “They [LIFF volunteers] have given their time and dedication…we could not do it without our community who have donated everything from paper goods to fliers, to the food we’re eating tonight,” said Christine Rooney, Managing Director of the LIFF.
Food was donated from local business such as Incredibowls and the Philly Pretzel Factory while the space was donated by Joe Pop’s for the private event. The first two awards given were the nonfilm awards. “These are a couple awards that the festival holds dear because they are supporters of the festival…that are integral to making the festival happen,” said Johnson.
These include the Community Service Award which was given to the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences. The LBI Foundation partners with LIFF to host events. The other award was the Pat Dengler Volunteer of the Year Award, awarded to Kelly Travis, one of the special events coordinators of the festival. The awards for each category in the festival follow: • Best HS Student Film: “Pick Again,” by Kieran Sherry and Will Vinsko • Storytellers Audience Award: a tie between “Unspeakable,” director Milena Govich and “Adventure Capital,” co-directors Everett Glovier and Zach Myers • Grand Award Storytellers: “Lost Kings,” Director Terrance Smalls • Special Jury Award Screenwriting Narrative Short: “Still Water Runs Deep,” Director Abbesi Akhanie • Grand Jury Award Narrative Short Film: “Atlantic City,” Director Miguel Alvarez • Short Film Special Jury Award Documentary: “Nobody Loves Me,” Director Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman • Grand Jury Award Doc Short: “Brooklynn,” Director Charles A. Mysak • Short Film Audience Award: “Head Above Water,” Director Eric Shahinian • Doc Feature Audience Award: “Half The Picture,” Director Amy Adrion • Documentary Feature Special Jury Award: “306 Hollywood,” Directors Elan Bogarin, Jonathan Bogarin • Documentary Feature Grand Jury Award: “Phantom Cowboys,” Director Daniel Patrick Carbone • Spotlight Audience Award Narrative: “Easy,” Director Andrea Magnani • Spotlight Audience Award Doc: “Daughters Of The Sexual Revolution,” Director Carra Greenberg • Narrative Feature Audience Award: “Night Comes On,” Director Jordana Spiro • Narrative Feature Special Jury Award: “The Fever and The Fret,” Director Cath Gulick • Narrative Feature Grand Jury Award: “Night Comes On,” Director Jordana Spiro. • The festival was comprised of 6 Spotlight films, 6 Narrative films, 6 Documentary films, 5 VR (virtual reality) experiences, nearly 70 short films, 13 Storytellers episodic series, and 16 student films. Winning films were chosen by the LIFF Jury, made up of a series of experienced and seasoned writers, directors, producers, and even film teachers.
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Rock The Farm Festival 2018
SEASIDE HEIGHTS – Come out for the 5th annual Rock the Farm Festival 2018 on September 29 from 12-10 p.m. in Seaside Heights. This family friendly event features incredible music all day long, food trucks, beer and wine garden, KidZone, and so much more. This day will feature the world’s top tribute bands covering a variety of everyone’s favorite music. 2018 lineup includes: • Tusk as Fleetwood Mac • Live Wire as ACDC • Decade as Neil Young • Love as The Beatles • Eaglemania as The Eagles • Free Fallin’ as Tom Petty • Guns 4 Roses as Guns N’ Roses • Walk This Way as Aerosmith More to be announced! The cost is $25 in advance, $35 at the gate, and $150 for VIP access. Kids 10 and under are free. Rock The Farm Festival is a benefit and 100 percent of the proceeds go directly to CFC Loud N Clear Foundation. CFC provides free services to over 7,500 families battling addiction in the State of New Jersey. More information on the Foundation can be found at healingus.org.
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Stinging, Clinging Jellyfish Discovered In Barnegat Bay By Kimberly Bosco BRICK – The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) issued a bay advisory after a species of clinging jellyfish with an “excruciating” sting was discovered by bathers in parts of the Barnegat Bay. The non-native jellyfish originates from
coastal rivers and apparently spread into the Barnegat Bay due to summer boating traffic, officials said. The boats were carrying with them a type of algae that the clinging jellyfish feed on. Bathers and boaters noticed the tiny, coin-sized species in the Metedeconk River, Shrewsbury River, and Manasquan
River, where it had reportedly traveled from the Pacific Ocean. The Metedeconk River connects to the northern end of the Barnegat Bay; this is where the NJDEP found clinging jellyfish located at F Cove and Wardells Neck. NJDEP officials described the species as being tiny, with stringy tentacles and
colorful markings in red, orange or violet. It is also known to have a harsh sting, one victim calling it “excruciating.” “The ‘clinging jellyfish,’ a tiny species native to the Pacific Ocean, does not inhabit sandy areas and should not be a concern to beachgoers,” according to the NJDEP. A Lacey Township man who was possibly stung by the jellyfish on the bay side of Island Beach State Park described the feeling of the sting as “being stabbed with a thousand ice picks at once.” Officials noted that wearing rash guards and using petroleum jelly on exposed skin can help to protect from stings.
Continued From Page 18 will enjoy the park for many years to come,” Haines said. “And I hope we will never have another Hurricane Sandy.” Berkeley Mayor Carmen Amato asked for a more passionate audience response to his greeting, saying the township waited 5 years for this day. Oct. 29, 2012 is a day that will live in infamy for the mayor, he said. “I want to thank the Board of Chosen Freeholders for their commitment to not only fix and repair this park, but to rebuild it,” Amato said. He walked the devastated park with Bartlett after the hurricane. At that time, Bartlett promised to not just repair, but to rebuild the park. “To make an $8 million commitment to rebuild Berkeley Island Park, it’s something that should never go unnoticed. On behalf of the township, we appreciate the freeholders,” Amato said. Alexa Palmieri, on behalf of Congressman Tom MacArthur (R-3rd), presented the freeholders a certificate to commemorate the reopening of the park. “It’s quite an honor for me because I grew up in this town, so it’s great to see the park finally finished,” Palmieri said. Berkeley Island County Park sits on a 25-acre peninsula that juts into Barnegat Bay and Cedar Creek. It’s located at 399 Brennan Concourse in Berkeley.
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NJDOT & USFWS Open Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge Environmental Trail CEDAR BONNETT ISLAND – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced the opening of the fi rst public access to the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge Environmental Trail on Cedar Bonnet Island. “This project is a real example of how NJDOT adds to the quality of life here in the state in ways that are not necessarily intuitive,” NJDOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti said. ”Through a partnership between NJDOT, the Fish & Wildlife Service, the DEP, and the US Army Corps of Engineers, we were all able to reach an agreement on how the required environmental mitigation could be accomplished and satisfy the goals of all of the stakeholder agencies. A win for all parties involved.” “We have been working on development of this project for several years. Creating nearly 20 acres of tidal salt marsh is a true feat and we are delighted with the results. Allowing the public to visit and enjoy this part of Forsythe Refuge is a great opportunity,” U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Edwin B. Forsythe Wildlife Refuge Manager Virginia Rettig said. As part of an environmental mitigation project for the NJDOT larger $312 million federally-funded Route 72 Manahawkin Bay Bridges project, the Department and USFWS created an environmental trail providing the first public access to the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge on Cedar Bonnet Island. Route 72 traverses a portion of the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, known as the Cedar Bonnet Island Conservation Unit (CBI), a portion of which was a former Confined Disposal Facility (CDF) that accepted dredge materials from adjoining marina construction and channel maintenance dredging dating back to the 1950s. The property was acquired by the USFWS in the 1990s, but has not been open for public use. As part of the Refuge’s Comprehensive Conservation Plan, CBI was identified as a priority for wildlife habitat restoration and passive recreational use. NJDOT worked closely with the USFWS and other stakeholders on the $9.6 million federal and state funded environmental mitigation work on Cedar Bonnet Island, which began in February 2015. The work performed included wetlands creation, mitigation for existing freshwater wetlands and modification of two existing storm water basins within the Barnegat Bay watershed. Included in the public access improvements for the project is a one-mile walking path with pedestrian benches, two gazebo overlooks with picnic tables and interpretive signs located along the path. The path provides views of Atlantic City, the Manahawkin Bay Bridges, Long Beach Island and coastal marshes and Barnegat Bay, as
well as opportunities to view shore-area wildlife. To help improve water quality within the Barnegat Bay and comply with NJDEP Stormwater Management (SWM) Rules, NJDOT considered numerous traditional Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) for the Route 72 project that would have resulted in significant construction and maintenance cost, and constructability concerns. Alternatively, with the NJDEP’s approval, the NJDOT met the SWM requirements for the project through an innovative regional approach that retrofitted two existing NJDOT-owned detention basins within the Barnegat Bay watershed, as subsurface stormwater gravel wetlands. This is the first time stormwater gravel wetlands were constructed on a NJDOT project. This approach not only helped NJDOT exceed the water treatment requirements of the SWM Rules, it reduced construction and maintenance costs, and helped to accelerate the construction schedule. The subsurface gravel wetlands will help to improve the health of the Barnegat Bay by reducing the amount of total suspended solids and nitrogen being deposited into the Bay. NJDOT also worked with USFWS, NJ Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Endangered and Nongame Species Program (ENSP) to design a permanent Peregrine Falcon Eyrie (nest) on a wooden tower next to the new Causeway to help give the falcons who attempt to nest there a decent shot at success in one of the most precarious of locations. These birds often make their homes under large bridges, utilizing tall structures in an urban setting to hunt. The Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge protects more than 47,000 acres of southern New Jersey coastal habitats which is actively managed for migratory birds. The refuge’s location in one of the Atlantic Flyway’s most active flight paths makes it an important link in seasonal bird migration. Its value for the protection of water birds and their habitat continues to increase as people develop the New Jersey shore for our own use. Forsythe is one of more than 555 refuge locations in the National Wildlife Refuge System administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The National Wildlife Refuge System is a network of lands and waters managed specifically for the protection of wildlife and wildlife habitat and represents the most comprehensive wildlife resource management program in the world. Units of the system stretch across the United States from northern Alaska to the Florida Keys, and include small islands in the Caribbean and South Pacific. The character of the refuges is as diverse as the nation itself.
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County Park’s department displays will entertain and inform you about tick and mosquito prevention and control. Food, Food and more Food, Ice Cream too. Music and entertainment under the big tent nightly with Scott DeCarlo, After the Reign, RB Express, Kaotic Control, Simply Three Band and Dr Steven Michaels comedy hypnosis. Ocean County Fair is owned and organized by the volunteers of the Ocean County Board of Agriculture. We are grateful for all the supports we get from the County Parks department, Board of Chosen Freeholders, Sheriff’s Department, Department of Tourism and all the 4Her and their families. So come on out to the Ocean County Fair July 11th -15th at the Robert J Miller Airpark Berkeley Route 530 and Mule Rd. Admission is $8 with Children and parking free. www. OceanCountyFair.com.
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Omarr’s Astrological Forecast For the week of july 7 - JUly 13 By Jeraldine Saunders
ARIES (March 21-April 19): You may begin the week with extra energy and a willingness to explore uncharted waters and new relationships. Outside influences can’t rock a rock-solid relationship based on mutual trust. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Love fits you like a glove. Your interest in the world around may attract people from diverse backgrounds, but you may attract that special someone you have been looking for as well. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): If you perform a job well, you expect to enjoy recognition and adequate compensation. Your efforts might be rewarded with more responsibilities and more tasks this week. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Whether it is a pat on the back or a foot in the door use warmth and assertiveness to your advantage this week. Get plenty of exercise and stay fit especially if you work at a desk all day. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Nobody remembers people who just go through the motions. The person who goes the extra mile for perfection wins praise. Don’t be shy about showing off your abilities and skills this week. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Welcome exciting new ideas and talented people into your life in the week ahead. A chance meeting may bring you face-to-face with an ex-
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wolfgang puck’s kitchen Bunless Burgers: A Healthy Twist On A Summertime Favorite By Wolfgang Puck TURKEY BURGERS IN GRILLED PORTOBELLO MUSHROOM “BUNS” Serves 4 1 1/2 pounds (750 g) coarsely ground turkey 4 to 8 cloves Roasted Garlic (recipe follows), mashed with a fork 2 tablespoons fi nely chopped Italian parsley 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for brushing Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 8 large similarly sized portobello mushrooms, stems removed 4 thin slices provolone cheese 2 fi rm but ripe medium-sized tomatoes, cut crosswise to yield 4 slices about 1/4 inch (6 mm) thick Good-quality dill pickle chips Preheat an outdoor grill, an indoor grill or a broiler. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, combine the ground turkey, roasted garlic to taste, parsley, 4 teaspoons olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Form the mixture into four equal burger patties, each about a 1/2 inch (12 mm) thick. When the grill or broiler is hot, brush the burger patties and mushroom caps on both sides with olive oil. Season the mushroom caps with salt and pepper. Grill or broil the burgers and mushroom caps until the burgers are nicely browned and cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes per side, and the mushrooms are golden, turning everything only once. About halfway through cooking the burgers on the second side, top
each one with a slice of provolone. When the mushrooms are done, place half of them rounded side down on a platter or individual serving plates. Nestle a burger patty inside each of the mushroom caps and top them with tomato slices and pickle chips to taste. Top with the remaining mushrooms, rounded sides up. Secure each burger with a wooden sandwich pick and serve immediately. ROASTED GARLIC Makes about 1/2 cup (125 mL) 2 garlic heads Kosher salt Extra-virgin olive oil Preheat the oven to 350 F (175 C). With a sharp (preferably serrated) knife, cut off enough of the top of each garlic head to expose the cloves. Place the heads in the center of a sheet of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Season with salt. Drizzle well with oil and turn the garlic heads to coat them evenly. Securely close up the foil around the garlic. Place the foil package in the oven and roast the garlic until the heads feel very tender when the package is carefully squeezed, protecting your hand with a folder kitchen towel or oven glove, 50 to 60 minutes. Remove from the oven. Set the package aside until it is cool enough to handle but still warm; or, if not using immediately, set aside to cool completely. Squeeze out the roasted garlic pulp by hand; or use a small spoon or table knife to scoop it out. Use immediately, or transfer to a container, cover and refrigerate until needed.
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