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| July 14, 2018
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–Photos courtesy Marretta family Matteo Marretta performs on stage in “Newsies” and at home when he was younger.
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By Jennifer Peacock TOMS R I V ER – A Toms R iver teen just finished his first run in a professional production of a beloved Disney film turned theater-musical. Matteo Mar retta, 16, a student at Ocean Cou nt y’s Per for m i ng A r ts Academy, made his debut professional appearance as Romeo in Disney’s “Newsies” at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center in Deal. “Matteo Mar retta embodies the dashing, c o n f id e n t Ro m e o i n “Newsies.” As an Italian-American myself, I would never cast a non-Italian in the role. That’s a joke,” Andrew
Ofﬁcials: Fireworks Over Toms River Can’t Be Rescheduled By Chris Lundy BEACHWOOD – For the ﬁrst time in a long time, Beachwood was quiet on July 4. Usually, the town ﬁlls up, parking is worth more than gold, and everyone claims a spot so they can look up to the sky and watch the annual ﬁreworks display. But that didn’t happen this year. The fireworks vendor was not able to ship the ﬁreworks. Ofﬁcials have said that the ﬁreworks show over the Toms River on July 4 can’t be rescheduled. Mayor Ron Roma put out a press release stating that the company that was to provide the show, Fireworks Extravaganza, did not have staff with licenses to transport explosives
on that day. Days later, he met with the owner of Fireworks Extravaganza, who agreed to return the initial deposit of $8500, which will be put back into the Beachwood Fireworks Fund. The committee will be meeting with him and legal counsel soon. “It was such a sad thing. No one was expecting this,” said Councilwoman Beverly Clayton, who chairs the ﬁreworks committee. When the ﬁreworks didn’t arrive, people started to get concerned. They couldn’t get ofﬁcial word that they were not coming until later, she said. This would have been the 78th year that the ﬁreworks would be held, she said. In fu-
ture years, this will be a black hole in the record. “People don’t understand what goes into this event,” she said. Dozens of employees and volunteers worked together in a coordinated effort for months around a ﬁreworks show on July 4, only to have it be canceled at the last minute. Multiple agencies are involved, including state police, the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department, local police and government ofﬁcials, ﬁre departments, first aid squads, Office of Emergency Management, junior explorers, and public works, she said. Even the number of workers and volunteers from Beachwood that were all hands on deck (Fireworks - See Page 5)
Toms River Councilman Switches Parties By Chris Lundy TOMS RIVER – Despite some public arguments with Republicans on the Township Council, Councilman Daniel Rodrick announced that he is leaving the Democrats and changing his party afﬁliation to Republican. Rodrick, in a prepared statement during a Township Council meeting, explained that he had been a registered Republican for more than 20 years prior to (Switches - See Page 2)
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 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
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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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Switches: Continued From Page 1 running for ofﬁce as a Democrat. He won a spot on the council during the 2017 election. He represents Ward 2. “When I see the Trenton Democrats drastically reducing school aid to suburban communities like Toms River, while simultaneously calling for tax increases on the middle class...when I look on the national level, and see the liberal wing of the Democratic party calling for the elimination of ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) and the party as a whole ﬁghting tougher border security tooth and nail, it’s become more and more apparent that the Democratic party is out of touch with middle class workers and taxpayers,” he said. “I can no longer associate myself with the Democratic party.” He made the statement during the part of the meeting where council members can make any kind of statement they want. He underscored that he will continue to ﬁght overdevelopment, which was a large part of the platform that Democrats ran on in 2017. “I have always considered myself a conservative,” he said.
After the meeting, he said that regardless of party afﬁliation, he will still vote his conscience. It did not matter what group he gets along with, as long as he’s doing what is right for people. Ben Giovine, chairman of the town’s Democrats, issued a statement after learning that Rodrick switched parties. “I’m not surprised. The Republican party in Ocean has lots of money in their campaign coffers and plenty of patronage jobs to hand out. Dan is out for Dan - the Republican party may be a good ﬁt for him, but it’s certainly the wrong ﬁt for voters who rejected Republican patronage last November. While Dan plays politics, (Democrat Council members Terrence) Turnback and (Laurie) Huryk will concentrate on good government and continue to move Toms River in the right direction.” In June, an online publication announced that Rodrick lost an election to be chair of the local Democrats to Giovine. In 2017, the governing body was all Republican. Three Democrats won the election, but they were still outnumbered 4-3. Now, that ﬁgure will be 5-2. Next year, there is an election for the mayor and three council members.
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Local Teen: Continued From Page 1 DePrisco, the theater’s artistic director, said. “In fact, Matteo is a superb dancer and growing actor and singer. It was a pleasure to watch him hone his skills under director-choreographer Marcos Santana.” “Newsies” isn’t just Matteo’s f irst professional dancing credit. It’s the first Broadway show he saw with his family when he was 10. He remembers turning to his family and asking how he could get up on stage. But Matteo’s always been on stage. Although it’s going too far to say the rest of his family are all left feet, besides his father’s brief stint as a street hip hop dancer in his youth, Matteo is the only right-brained member of his family. He would dance for everyone at family gatherings. “It was just that pleasure of entertaining people and really getting positive feedback. It was something I always loved doing,” Matteo said. He’s lived his whole life in Toms River with his father Carmen, mother Tina, brother Giancarmen and sister Alexandra. They have a puppy named Mickey. He joined his ﬁ rst dance class at age 9 - a hip hop class - and then added more classes each year. By seventh grade, he knew he wanted to be a professional dancer. He’s studying acting and voice, what he calls a “triple threat.” “My dad always tells me, if you love something enough that you think you can make a job out of it, then you don’t have to work a day in your life,” Matteo said “The pride is immeasurable,” Carmen Marretta said. He said his wife is the anchor of the family, and that allows him to be able to help Matteo with his theater dreams. “Every adult has a job, and everybody likes what they do and most people do well. They enjoy what they do, but it’s not everybody who can say that they have a dream at such a young age
and is able to pursue it. I love my job, but I can’t say when I was a child this was my dream. So, just being able to follow your own child through a dream they have, you can’t even begin to measure the pride.” Matteo got an email several weeks after his audition for the show that he was in. He and his father were driving home from school when Matteo saw the email on his phone. “And I said, ‘Dad, we need to stop for a couple of root beers right now,” Matteo said. Stewarts for everyone! “We just enjoyed the day, knowing that, hey, this is going to be a dream come true.” Mat teo descr ibed Romeo as “ that charming teenage hunk, very easy with the ladies,” although he has more strikeouts than home runs, not too far a stretch to act. “It was a perfect match when they gave me that role of Romeo. Everything I just said about is pretty much what I do in real life,” Matteo said. He was nervous, of course, and working around professionals and neophytes who were in their 20s. He called his first professional job a fantastic experience. He’ll have many more to add to his resume, again at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center. This month, Matteo will be in “High School Musical,” directed and choreographed by Nickelodeon and Disney star Lane Napper. In August, he’ll be part of the Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” directed and choreographed by Gabriel Chajnik, Dance Director, Axelrod Contemporary Ballet. And Broadway is in his sights. And one role in particular he wants to embody. “Other than “Newsies,” my number one show that I would want to be any character in, I’d want to do “Jersey Boys,” and be Frankie Valli,” Matteo said. “That’s my number one Broadway goal in life. That’s at the top of the pyramid.” So does he have a good falsetto? “I’m working on it.”
New Jersey Vows Zero Tolerance On Hate Crimes
By Jennifer Peacock TRENTON – Government and law enforcement ofﬁcials met at State Police Headquarters in Trenton Monday for their annual meeting with religious leaders to discuss concerns including bias crimes, houses-of-worship security, and general well-being to all who live in and travel to the Garden State. New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal stressed his ofﬁce’s stance against hate crimes, that such acts of bias will not be tolerated in New Jersey. Religious leaders honored Grewal with an appreciation award for his commitment to the state’s interfaith communities. Among the ofﬁcials in attendance were
Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato and OCPO Public Affairs Director Al Della Fave. Lakewood Committeeman Meir Lichtenstein and Rabbi Avi Richler, who represented 58 Chabad centers around the state, also spoke. “With summer upon us and rising temperatures, we in law enforcement must be reminded to exercise tolerance, understanding and compassion,” Coronato said. “This annual meeting helps tremendously in educating front line ofﬁcers to the many diverse cultural differences they will encounter in the coming months during the course of their daily patrols.”
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Fireworks: Continued From Page 1 was high, but other towns along the Toms River also have to prepare for it. Even with the company reimbursing the cost of the ﬁreworks show, there is other money that was put out: paying employees on a holiday, and for their work on the days leading up to it. “They truly did us a disservice,” she said. Kevin Williams, a member of the ﬁreworks committee, posted about it on WOBM. “Fireworks in Beachwood are a source of pride to the borough and done with great effort and contributions from the police and public works
The Toms River Times, July 14, 2018, Page 5 departments as well as volunteers from fire and ﬁrst aid squads. There is also tremendous coordination with surrounding towns, the State Police and the Coast Guard, something that is done over months. For that reason you simply can’t re-schedule the show,” he said. Fireworks Extravaganza, of New Rochelle, was scheduled to put on shows at several other venues. They were not able to get to Beachwood and Milltown. The president of Fireworks Extravaganza, John Sagaria, posted an apology to the people of Beachwood and Milltown on the company’s Facebook page on July 5. “A perfect storm of events took place, and we
were unable to get the product legally to your site. It was all about the delivery. The product was there, the lead shooters ready, and everything was a go. But we had a problem with the driver that was delivering the shows. Many regulations are in place for transportation of explosives and this is what failed. Any other day, other than the actual 4th of July, we could have made changes and gotten around it, but yesterday we could not. It was a failure, but also a failure of not having a strong enough “Plan B” in place for yesterday. And we simply ran out of time. This failure is my fault, and the development of a powerful “Plan B” is my responsibility. And for this I am sorry. This is the ﬁrst time ever in hundreds and
hundreds of shows per year over a span of 10 years that this has taken place. “I have won competitions all over the world, and up until yesterday that is what people know me for in this business. But today is a new day and we failed you. I want to do whatever I can do to make up for it, correct it and be responsible for it. “I love to light up the sky and tell a story. It is the reason why hundreds of towns put their trust in us. But last night the skies over Milltown and Beachwood were dark. I always talk about ﬁreworks displays making your heart smile. But last night in your township there was none of that, and my heart was broken,” he wrote.
Be Wary Of Turtle Crossings During This Nesting Season
By Kimberly Bosco NEW JERSEY – When you take to the road, it is always important to be vigilant and safe; now more than ever, as nesting season is underway for turtles in New Jersey. The Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) reminds drivers to be cautious and on the lookout for turtles that may be crossing the roadway to lay their eggs. Turtles can sometimes travel long distances to ﬁnd the perfect spot in which to lay eggs. This means crossing roadways, which puts the turtles at risk of being struck by passing vehicles. The summer shore trafﬁc also increases this risk. Turtles are particularly vulnerable because they are slow moving and their defense mechanism is usually to stop and withdraw into their shell when feeling threatened, according to the NJDEP.
“With summer approaching, New Jersey’s turtles are on the move looking for nesting sites to lay eggs,” DEP Acting Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe said. “This puts them in great danger as they frequently have to cross roadways to ﬁnd the right location. We encourage motorists to drive cautiously so the turtles can cross roads and arrive to their nesting destination safely.” Turtle species that are currently on the move include: Eastern box, Eastern painted, wood and snapping turtles, and the Diamondback terrapin. The diamondback terrapin is particularly at risk as NJ’s only saltmarsh turtle. The terrapin is at risk now due to habitat loss, drowning in crab traps, and vehicle strikes, according to NJDEP. The loss of coastal habitat has increased mortality risk as diamondback terrapins search for these nesting
areas, often located along roadsides, increasing the risk of vehicle strikes. To protect the turtles during this nesting season, drivers should: • Keep a safe distance and an eye out for turtles in the roadway. • Use caution when avoiding a turtle, don’t swerve or veer from the lane. • Use proper signaling when pulling over to assist turtles crossing. Allow turtles to safely cross roads unaided if a lack of oncoming trafﬁc allows them to do so. • Avoid handling turtles, but if it is necessary, handle gently and not excessively. Most turtles can be picked up by the side of their shells near the mid-point of the body. Do not pick up a turtle by its tail, as doing so may frighten or injure the reptile. Wear
gloves or wash your hands after handling. Move the turtle in the direction that it is heading. A turtle will turn around if it is put in the wrong direction. • The safest way to assist snapping turtles is to use branches or similar objects to prod them along from behind. • Never take a turtle into your personal possession. • Do not disturb a nesting turtle and keep children and pets away from it. Most turtle eggs will hatch in 60 to 80 days. A small cage can be placed around the nest to offer some additional protection for the ﬁrst 30 to 45 days, but it must be removed before the hatchlings emerge. For more information, visit njﬁshandwildlife. com/ensp/herps_info.htm. •
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Toms River Republicans Slam Trenton Democrats TOMS RIVER - The 11th hour budget deal struck by Trenton Democrats will hammer Toms River taxpayers - especially when it comes massive school funding cuts that will drive up property taxes, said Toms River Republicans. The GOP pointed to an Asbury Park Press edito-
rial, which slammed the Democrats for a 7.8 percent increase in state spending and a mix of individual and corporate taxes totaling over $1.4 billion that, according to the APP, will “trickle down to all of us.” “Unfortunately, this is just the beginning of a deluge of tax hikes coming out of
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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 doctor to see if you qualify,’’ a promoted Facebook ad states. The ad
Trenton that will drive seniors, millennials and jobs out of state and decimate working and middle-class families in communities like Toms River,” said the GOP Councilmembers Mo Hill, Brian Kubiel, Maria Maruca and George Wittmann, in a joint statement. “Locally, it underscores how critical it
is that we elect Republicans here in Toms River to serve as a check and balance on the insanity in Trenton.” The Republicans, though, reserved the harshest ﬁre for the school funding reforms passed with the budget that are estimated to cost Toms River taxpayers and school children nearly $20 million
over the next seven years. “These massive cuts in school aid guarantee that our already overburdened taxpayers are going to get crushed with higher property taxes that are completely out of the Council’s control,” said the GOP Councilmembers. “I wouldn’t put this past the Democrats to try and
blame this on Trump, too. But make no mistake, these school tax increases will be the direct the result of Democrat politicians in Trenton who targeted our town, and Democrat politicians here in Toms River who did nothing to stand up and ﬁght for our community, our taxpayers, and our schools.”
Medicinal Marijuana Program Grows By 10,000 Patients This Year
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,” a dded El na hal. “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 Gover nor 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 reg-
istered to participate in the program. But, Dr. Elnahal is encouraging the medical com munit y 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-Sep-
tember, 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.
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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.
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Longtime Fireman Retires From Bureau
–Photos courtesy Toms River Township TOMS RIVER – Congratulations to Robert “Bob” Yaiser on his retirement from the Toms River Fire Prevention Bureau. Bob promoted public safety in Toms River by conducting fire inspections and ﬁ re prevention programs in schools, homes, businesses, civic groups, and hospitals. He provided state leadership in ﬁ re service serving as a member of the Public Education Advisory Council to the NJ State Fire Safety Commission;
Vice President of the NJ Society of Fire Service Instructors and member and treasurer of the NJ Fire Sprinkler Coalition. He also taught ﬁ re safety classes at Kean University. Mayor Kelaher and the Township Council wish to publicly recognize the significant contributions of Robert W. Yaiser to the Toms River Fire Prevention Bureau and the community and thank him for his many years of service.
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County Adds Four More Dates For Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program By Kimberly Bosco TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection program has been extended with four new dates, according to Ocean County Freeholder Director Gerry P. Little. The summer collection dates are: • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 14, Lacey Township Recycling Center, 820 Municipal Lane • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aug. 11, Brick Township Public Works Yard, 836 Ridge Road • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sept. 8, Ship Bottom Municipal Boat Ramp, West 10th Street and Shore Avenue • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sept. 29, Point Pleasant Municipal Building, 2233 Bridge Avenue. These four dates will be serviced by Radiac Environmental Services at a cost of 49 cents a pound. Little, who also serves as liaison to the Ocean County Department of Solid Waste Management, said that the first three collection dates this year collected 133,881 pounds of household hazardous waste. “This free program, which got started in 1989, provides an avenue to get rid of items like paints, paint thinner, and cleaners, properly and safely, keeping the material from entering our waterways and our preserved lands,” Little said. “The Department of Solid Waste Management has done a great job in implementing this program for almost three decades.” Materials accepted at program sites include: paints, thinners, boat paints,
solvents, pool chemicals, pesticides and herbicides, aerosol cans, auto products, toilet and drain cleaners, silver polishes, oven cleaners, photographic chemicals, rug and upholstery cleaners, polishes and bleaches, waste oil and used gasoline. You can also drop off certain hazardous waste materials at municipal recycling centers and the county’s recycling centers year-round. “Our residents should check with the County or their local recycling center to determine what is accepted year-round eliminating the need to store potentially hazardous items in their home,” Little said. Residents can attend any waste collection site at any location. The max is 200 pounds of dry material and 20 gallons of liquid at the County’s household hazardous waste collection sites. No containers over five gallons will be accepted. To register: • Lacey Township, call 732-506-5047 • Brick Township and Point Pleasant sites, call 732-367-0802 • Ship Bottom, call 609-978-0913. Registration is required and is done on a first come first served basis. For more information on the program, visit co.ocean.nj.us/recycle. “We encourage our residents to use this free program to make certain chemicals, cleaners, solvents and other items we use around the house are disposed of properly,” Little said. “We take great pr ide in ou r environ ment in Ocean County. This program helps reduce the potential for environmental damage.”
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By Kimberly Bosco TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Seaport Society will host the Wooden Boat Festival on July 21 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Huddy Park. The festival is returning for another year with handsomely crafted boats, food vendors, local artisans, live entertainment, and family-friendly activities. Come out to admire the handcrafted vessels, shop amongst local artisans, and grab something to eat during this free event, open to the public. You can also stop by the Seaport Ship Store to purchase
this year’s limited edition event t-shirt. While you’re at it, visit the Summer in the Streets Festival on Washington Street. At this festival, hosted by the Toms River Business Improvement District, patrons can ride the new Downtown Trolley. If any TRSS members, boat owners, organizations, or vendors are interested in volunteering or participating in the Wooden Boat Festival, please contact Nick Musumeci, WBF Chairman, at 908-910-4130 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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TOMS RIVER – Need help to program your phone or tablet? Want to get library books on your eReader? The Toms River Branch, 101 Washington Street, will host “Tech Buddies,” where teen volunteers or library staff will assist you with your tech needs. Attendees can bring their device(s) and
spend up to 30 minutes with a teen volunteer who will share their expertise and help you navigate your device. Drop by the computer lab for help, no need to register. For more information contact the Toms River Teen Services Team at 732-349-6200 ext. 5203.
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H ERE ’ S T O Y OUR H EALTH Dr. Izzy’s Sound News Presented By: Isidore Kirsh, Ph.D., F.A.A.A. (N.J. Lic. #678)
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Sudden hearing loss occurs so quickly literally overnight or in an instant - that the change in hearing is dramatic and can be very upsetting. A sudden hearing loss can involve any part of the hearing system and something as straight forward as earwax can cause a sudden hearing loss. However, the term usually refers to a sudden “nerve” or sensorineural hearing loss. The loss is almost always in one ear and may be accompanied by dizziness, tinnitus (ear noises), and/or aural fullness/pressure. Suspected causes of sudden sensorineural hearing loss include viral infection, ototoxic medications, acoustic trauma and meningitis. In most cases, the specific cause is never found (idiopathic). In cases with no known cause, viral infections or vascular blockage is suspected. There may be a history of a recent ﬂu or cold, but in most cases, there are no other complaints. Partial or complete recovery occurs in
about 60-65 percent of the cases. Recovery can take anywhere from a few days to a few months. Those who seek immediate medical attention (within a week) have a higher recovery rate than those who wait. The recovery rate is also higher for those with milder hearing losses. Patients who present with a severe and/or profound hearing loss with accompanying symptoms such as dizziness and/or tinnitus are less likely to recover their hearing. Someone who experiences sudden hearing loss should seek medical attention immediately so that medical treatment can be provided. The medical evaluation usually involves a thorough history, otologic and audiologic examination. Remember, a sudden loss of hearing is not normal. Therefore, do not hesitate to contact your primary care physician or ear, nose and throat physician for immediate medical treatment.
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SEASIDE HEIGHTS – Join Breakwater Beach Waterpark for the JDRF/FARE Crab Race on August 25 at 62 Grant Ave., Seaside Heights. At 5 p.m., artiﬁcial plastic crabs will be released from Patriot’s Plunge into the Revolutionary River at Breakwater Beach in a race to beneﬁt Juvenile Diabetes and Food Allergy Research Education. You can purchase your “crab” for only $5 in the waterpark any day we are open! Each donation purchased before August 17 receives a Twilight Admission for the day of the crab
race. If you purchase your crab between August 17-25, you will be entered to win prizes but will not receive admission to watch the race. Winning crab gets $100 and a 10 All-Day Passes to Breakwater Beach for the 2019 season. Lots of other prizes will be awarded too. You can purchase your crab at Breakwater Beach Waterpark during the Month of August. All proceeds from the event go directly to JDRF and FARE in hopes of ﬁnding a cure for these diseases. We will stop selling crabs at Noon on the day of the Crab race.
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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.
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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.
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said. “We are new to the town and this will be our ﬁrst summer here.” Mason Maglies, 2, joined his parents Danielle and Shawn Maglies for the event for the ﬁrst time as well. “This is our ﬁrst year,” Danielle Maglies said. “Next year we’ll have to work on decorating his wagon a bit more.” “I’m amazed with the turnout and what the LBA does each year. It is wonderful to see the adults turn out for this but it is especially wonderful to see all these cute children celebrating the Fourth of July and celebrating our great country,” Zalom said. Zalom periodically stopped some of the children to have them wish everyone a “Happy Fourth of July” and the retired music teacher also took the opportunity to belt out “God Bless America” and “Three Cheers For the Red, White, and Blue.” Ironically, for a bike parade, the event kicked off with a trio of scooter riders but that was okay. One family peddled the parade route in a surrey and the last person who crossed, the red, white and blue balloon archway was carrying an American ﬂag that he carefully maneuvered under the archway without bursting any of the balloons. The parade route went up to New York Avenue where children enjoyed having their face painted. The borough’s business district was packed with residents and visitors during the morning who wanted to enjoy breakfast or an ice coffee at one of the many café’s and restaurants along Grand Central Boulevard. “This makes for a nice family tradition for this wonderful holiday,” Zalom said.
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SEASIDE HEIGHTS – Join us for Faux-Chella 2018 on September 29 from 12 to 10 p.m. in Seaside Heights! You do not want to miss this event full of family fun, food trucks, music, yoga, a foam party, and more! Tickets, hotel packages, sponsorship opportunities, and more available now at FAUX-CHELLA.com. All proceeds beneﬁt CFC Loud N Clear Foundation, a 501 c3 foundation helping individuals and families struggling with addiction. The cost is $25 in advance, $35 at the gate, $150 VIP, and kids 10 and under are free.
VIP Tickets sold out in 2017, get yours now! Some artists featured at this year’s Faux-Chella include: • LiveWire... A Tribute to ACDC • Eaglemania... A Tribute to The Eagles • Tusk... A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac • Decade... A Tribute to Neil Young • Free Fallin... A Tribute to Tom Petty • Love... A Tribute to The Beatles • Walk This Way... A Tribute to Aerosmith • Guns 4 Roses... A Tribute to Guns n’ Roses • More TBA
Planning Board Secretary Wanted SEASIDE PARK – The Borough of Seaside Park is seeking a Planning Board Secretary. The Planning Board Secretary shall attend all Planning Board meetings and public hearing, take minutes, and handle paperwork at the meetings. The Planning Board holds regular meetings on the last Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Municipal Complex meeting room. The Board may schedule additional meetings and public hearings as needed and as agreed upon by the board. Candidates applying for the position must have knowledge of Land Use Law and previous Municipal Planning Board and/or
Board of Adjustment secretarial experience. Responsibilities of the Planning Board Secretary will include, but are not limited to: attending all Planning Board meetings and hearings, taking and retaining minutes of all board proceedings, and fulﬁlling such duties as the Chairperson may specify. Salary range will be determined upon experience: $200-$275/meeting. Please submit resumes with cover letters to: Attention: Seaside Park Planning Board, 1701 N. Ocean Avenue, Seaside Park, NJ 08752. Or email resumes with cover letters to Chairman Giuliano: Mg414@optonline. net.
The White Bird of Poston
TOMS RIVER – In association with the Count Basie Center for the Arts, under direction of the Los Angeles Opera’s Eli Villanueva and musical director Jason Tramm, The White Bird of Poston is set during World War II at a Japanese internment camp, recalling the story of a Japanese teenage girl who forms a bond
with a Native American boy. Through their friendship, they help each other rediscover their cultural traditions and history. Held on the Main Stage, adults $25, seniors $20. This event will be held at The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts on August 25. Show times are 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
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Register Your Student for Toms River’s After School Program
TOMS RIVER – Don’t miss the opportunity to sign your child up for our Toms River Youth Services After-School Program. Registration is currently open. To be eligible for the After-School Care Program: • Both parents or single parent must work • Children must be between the ages of 6 to 12 (must be enrolled in Kindergarten) • Children must be picked up by 6 p.m. • Must be residents of Toms River Township The fees are $150 per month for the 5-day program. Youth Services can accommodate 80 children, on a first come, first served enrollment basis. Transportation is arranged by the Toms River School System to transport from these schools directly to Yout h Ser v ices: Hooper Avenue Elementary, North Dover Elementary, Walnut Street Elementary, Intermediate North and Intermediate East. The After-School Program includes: educational assistance, peer interactions, arts and crafts, snacks, educational in-services, TV time and outside activities, weather permitting. Visit tomsrivertownship.com and under the “Main Menu” click “downloads” and scroll down to “Youth Services” for Registration and Babysitter forms. Please
call Youth Services at 732-341-1000 ext. 8436 for more information. Families must create an account for all Youth Services program at register.communitypass.net/tomsriver and choose “Toms River” in the drop-down box. Below are brief instructions on how to access the online system: • Log on to http://register.communitypass.net/tomsriver • Click on “Create an account for your family now” • Complete the account information and click “submit” • Click on “Register Now” to begin registering for programs • View Youth Service programs and click to register • Follow the instr uctions on the resulting pages to add individuals to your family account and register for all prog rams available f rom Toms River. Depending on the age, grade or gender of the members of your family account, the system will display the programs that each family member is eligible for (i.e., a 5-year old will be eligible for Summer Camp Group 1 and Groups 1/2 trips only). Please check our web site at tomsrivertownship.com for regular updates. If you have any questions, please call Youth Services at 732-341-1000 ext. 8436/8437.
Dog Royalty Day
SEASIDE HEIGHTS – Guests are invited to bring their leashed dog kings and dog queens to the Seaside Heights Boardwalk and Beach and participating restaurants and bars on July 31 for Dog Royalty
Day. Pet friendly vendors will be selling dog toys and goodies on the Boardwalk Promenade. We will also have a special appearance by the Ocean County Sheriff’s Ofﬁce K-9 Unit.
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Local EMS & First Aid Participate In Training Course
–Photo courtesy South Toms River EMS OCEAN COUNTY – Members of South Toms River EMS, Lavallette First Aid, Holiday Heights First Aid, & Plumsted Fire District recently attended a course called EMS Operations on a Fire Scene. This course educated students on preparation for
working with ﬁre departments, Emergency Incident Rehab, Fireﬁghter CPR, and how to document it all. This class was provided thanks to Director Robert Contreras of Brick Township Police Emergency Medical Services.
Vintage Automobile Club Of Ocean County 39th Annual Car Show SEASIDE HEIGHTS – The Vintage Automobile Club of Ocean County’s 39th Annual Car Show will take place on Sunday, September 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Bay Boulevard in Seaside Heights. Registration is between 8 to 11 a.m.
All cars that are at least 25 years old are welcome for judging. Over eighty trophies will be awarded! All proceeds benef it var ious local organizations. Free admission for spectators! Sponsored by the Vintage Automobile Club of Ocean County.
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Nothing’s better than a local favorite! Our Family Farm Market is open! Come and enjoy fresh, sweet corn and tomatoes, as well as fresh summer fruits and vegetables, local honey, fresh baked goods, farm fresh eggs & so much more! Our Garden Center is continuously filled with beautiful Flowers, Trees & Shrubs for Summertime plantings.
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John Cumming Memorial Golf Classic
LAKEWOOD – On Monday September 17, 2018, Durand Lodge will be hosting the 5th Annual John Cumming Memorial Golf Classic. We will honor a fallen brother, a man whom all of us will forever remember as the “young fella.” John Cumming was an honorable man and a Mason, a father, a World War II veteran, a Masonic Kiltie, a mentor to so many, a presence which we all miss. After John passed away, the members of Durand Lodge wanted to pay tribute to him. That is why we are going to play the game John loved so much and honor his memory by carrying out Masonic work in his honor. He will not be forgotten. Through this event, a portion of the proceeds will go toward funding the John Cumming Memorial Scholarship Fund. Registration - 12:30 p.m. Shotgun Start - 1:00 p.m. Dinner and Awards Start - 5:00 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase online at Eventbrite.com.
Four different ticket types are available for purchase depending upon the desired level of participation: • Golf & Dinner Ticket: $125 (Includes Golf, Buffet Dinner, 2 Hour Open Bar, Cart, Greens Fees) • Dinner Only Ticket : $65 (Includes Buffet Dinner and 2 hour Open Bar) • Donation Only Ticket (in the amount of your choosing) • Sponsor Ticket : There are 3 different types of sponsorship tickets available corresponding to $100 (Bronze), $250 (Silver) and $500 (Gold). There will be a two-hour open bar and prizes! For additional questions or concerns, please contact Franklin Cole by phone at 732-492-4954 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. An application for the John Cumming Memorial Scholarship can be obtained at DurandLodge.com/Scholarships. Scholarship applications must be received by August 1, 2018.
Bus Trip To Historic Princeton
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TOMS RIVER – A bus trip and historic tour of Princeton will take place on August 14. The bus will depart at 9 a.m. from the Ocean County Historical Society, 26 Hadley Ave. in Toms River and return at approximately 5:30 p.m. The award winning Princeton Tour Company will take us to sites on the Princeton Campus, the neighborhoods of Albert Einstein, T.S. Elliot, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Robert
Oppenheimer, Woodrow Wilson, signers of the Declaration of Independence and more. The tour will include 20-30 minutes of walking the campus and there will be time for shopping and dining. The cost is $50 for members or $60 for non-members, including the bus, gratuity and the tour. For more information, call Jeff at 609-339-9134.
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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-
tremely attractive or highly popular person. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Loyalty as well as patriotism may be tested in the week ahead. An exciting schedule of social activities may extend your network of contacts and friends. You may face the unexpected. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Use your social skills to put others at ease. Share your enthusiasms, hopes, and wishes with those you hold near and dear. This could be a good week to solidify key relationships. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): A change of plans is not necessarily an obstacle to achieving your ambitions this week. There could be something going on behind the scenes that help you come out ahead ﬁnancially. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Your ambitious work ethic may win the notice of those in charge as this week unfolds. At the same time, your newfound success may spark a touch of envy in some colleagues. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don’t give up too soon. Success may follow a series of failures. The faster you get preliminary mistakes and errors out of the way this week, the sooner you can enjoy the rewards. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You may not need to look far to receive the encouragement and support to get ahead. An adventure could await you if you stray from the beaten path in the upcoming week.
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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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