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| May 18, 2019

Lacey Getting A “Facelift”: Park Renovations, Water Park, And More

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–Photos courtesy Lacey Township and By Kimberly Bosco (Above) Bamber Lake park. (Left top) A rendering of the inflatable water park at Lake Barnegat. (Left bottom) A rendering of the new park at Bamber Lake.

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By Kimberly Bosco LACEY – Spring is now in full swing and it is peak season for spending time outdoors at the park or near the water. Lacey Township is embarking on some major capital improvement projects to its

parks and lakes to enhance spring and summer time fun for all of its residents. As part of the 2019 municipal budget, Lacey Township has set aside three major parks and infrastructure projects at Gille Park, Bamber

Infrastructure, Security On Minds Of Kim, Ocean County Mayors

By Chris Lundy TOMS RIVER – Congressman Andy Kim (D-3rd) spoke with mayors and government officials about the importance of infrastructure projects, the joint base, and small businesses, and how to approach them in a bipartisan way. The congressman has been holding town halls in his district, which encompasses parts of Ocean and Burlington counties, since he took office. He (Kim - See Page 6)

–Photo by Chris Lundy Congressman Andy Kim speaks to elected officials at the Ocean County Mayors Association meeting held at the Grove restaurant.

Lake, and Lake Barnegat. Township officials recently gave the go-ahead for renovations to the Gille Park playground which will begin sometime after Lacey Day in (Renovations - See Page 5)

Erasing The Stigma Attached To Mental Illness

By Kimberly Bosco STAFFORD – Stafford Township Council members recently passed a resolution proclaiming Stafford Township as a Stigma-Free Zone in support of mental health awareness. The idea was brought to the council a few

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Continued From Page 1 the committee is a coalition of community members engaged in promoting mental health awareness and spreading the stigma-free campaign far and wide throughout Ocean County. In addition to Bergen and Ocean Counties, Stigma-Free Zones can also be found in Morris, Warren, Monmouth, and Mercer Counties. “To my knowledge, it began in Bergen County in an effort to raise awareness about mental illnesses and reduce the stigma associated with them. Nearly all – if not all – municipalities in Bergen have signed on to the initiative by organizing local awareness events, embracing stigma-free messaging/ signage, and hosting Mental Health First

Aid training,” said Busch. In May 2014, Bergen County Freeholders announced Bergen County as an official Stigma-Free Zone “in order to create an environment in which residents will feel free to identify themselves as having this disease and to seek treatment without fear of being stigmatized,” according to a release. Since then, the campaign has spread to other municipalities and counties, finally reaching Ocean County in 2016 with the declaration of its first Stigma-Free town, Pine Beach, according to Busch. Ocean Gate followed behind, becoming a Stigma-Free Zone in 2018. As of May 7, 2019, Stafford is now an Ocean County Stigma-Free Zone. The resolution cites the following statistics from the National Institute of Mental Health:

• 1 in 4 adults experiences mental illness in a given year • 1 in 17 adults live with a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia, major depression or bipolar disorder • Approximately 20 percent of youth 13-18 and 13 percent of youth 8-15 experience severe mental disorders in a given year “The stigma associated with the disorder of mental illness is identified as the primary reason individuals fail to seek the help they need to recover from the disorder,” stated the resolution. The Stigma-Free campaign aims to eradicate the negative connotations associated with mental illness by promoting awareness, creating conversation, and creating an environment of support for those with mental illness. The Codey Fund for Mental Health, a nonprofit focused on mental health, states that their mission is to help those with mental illness “Stand Up, Speak Out, and Get Help”

with the Stigma-Free Campaign. The Ocean County Mental Health Awareness Committee continues to reach out to local municipalities to invite them to join in the Stigma Free Zone initiative. Participation in the initiative means that each municipality will develop its own toolkit, based on Bergen County’s original work. The toolkit incorporates the steps to becoming Stigma-Free, Stigma-Free Task Force, Stigma-Free Action Plan, training and educational resources, social media resources, a Crisis Checklist, and a mental health resource directory. Stafford Township officials emphasized that “there is no ‘health’ without mental health. For more information, you can visit the Ocean County Department of Human Services Mental Health Awareness Committee at Follow the Committee’s Stigma Hurts Facebook page at pg/StigmaHurts/about/?ref=page_internal.

Knights Of Columbus Fundraising Trips MANAHAWKIN – The following are the Knights of Columbus fundraising trips for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, St. Jude’s Hospital for Children and other charities: July 14-21: Celebrity Summit cruise to Bermuda. Cost is $1,365 per person. September 11-13: Hudson Valley, New York includes West Point tour, two breakfasts, two dinners, two hour Hudson boat tour, wine tasting tour, and transportation and driver



gratuity. Cost is $479 per person. November 19-20: Trip to Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Casino includes hotel, buffet, transportation, driver gratuity, $20 casino credit and comps. Cost is $195 per person. December 4: Sight & Sound Theater “Miracle of Christmas” includes admission, buffet lunch, transportation, and driver gratuity. Cost is $139. For information, contact Charles Serwin at 609-978-0970.

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September 2019. “Gille Park playground was initially completed in 1996 as a joint venture with the Rotary Club of Forked River and has seen its fulfillment of kids. Parts are no longer available and the governing body authorized the rehabilitation of the playground,” stated a township release. The project will begin with the removal of the old, outdated equipment. New drainage and new rubberized floor matting will then be installed. The rubber floor is safer for “the young and the young at heart” who spend time on the playground, according to township officials. Residents who frequent Bayfront Park will be familiar with this time of rubberized floor as opposed to the former mulch floor. Even more, Gille Park’s playground will now have access to ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) complaint equipment for special needs individuals. “In addition, the Township will install additional lighting around the Gille Walking Path which is funded by Walters Development Group in the amount of $100,000,” stated the release. MRC Recreation will be installing the

playground, which is expected to be up and running for spring 2020. In addition to this undertaking, the township also plans to install a new playground on the eastern side of Bamber Lake. “A year ago we were informed by our insurance adjuster that the park was non-compliant and needed to be removed. We have contracted with Ben Schaffer Recreation to install a new playground at the lake,” stated the release. The third project, and one already well-received by residents, is happening at Lake Barnegat. Lacey Township will be installing an inflatable water park on the lake, open to use by both kids and adults. “The unveiling is anticipated for late June - early July. This adventure can even be rented by the residents for kid’s birthday parties. Commercial Recreation Specialists will be assisting with the purchase of this adventure,” stated the township. In addition to these fun-filled revamps, Lacey’s capital improvement projects around town also include: • Street improvements to sections of Laurel Boulevard, Nautilus Boulevard, the Northwest Barnegat Pines – East / West Arteries. • The dredging of Hancy’s Pond • Storm Sewer Mapping

–Photo by Kimberly Bosco • Improvements to the roof and HVAC system of the Municipal Building • Painting of the awnings at the Municipal Building & Police Headquarters. • New passenger bus for the Recreation Department • Remounting the chassis of an ambulance for Lacey EMS • New radios, pagers, turnout gear, AED’s

and air packs for the Fire Companies/First Aid Squads • For police: new patrol vehicles, body cameras for the sworn officers, radios, a Speed Trailer and two Light Towers • Replacement of some Public Works trucks and equipment. The township is telling residents to expect “quite a facelift” in Lacey Township.

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Continued From Page 1 currently has a local office in the basement of the Toms River municipal building. He was invited to speak to the Ocean County Mayors Association at their regular meeting. He told them his role representing the area was not to be a “partisan knife fighter or name caller,” but to reach across the aisle to make real changes. He also said he wasn’t getting into debates in the capital about changing everything, but instead has been looking for more realistic goals where people can feel immediate improvement. He gave a brief speech and then there was a period for questions. Construction Projects Washington is finally getting on board with upgrading infrastructure, Kim said, which is critical because New Jersey was rated a D+ in that category, and the state’s access to clean water was rated C. He was referring to a 2016 assessment by the New Jersey Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Several local officials had concerns about construction projects. South Toms River business administrator Joseph Kostecki discussed the red tape that costs towns time and money when it came to contracts. Freeholder Director Virginia Haines expressed the need for an overpass – or underpass depending on how you look at it – on route 539 for military base traffic. Freeholder Joseph Vicari spoke about keeping contractors local. Collusion Investigation Steve Doyle, mayor of Island Heights, asked Kim’s opinion of the Mueller investigation of Russia’s impact on the 2016 presidential election. Kim said that during his town halls in different communities, that issue doesn’t

get brought up. “Congress has a role in oversight, of course,” but that shouldn’t be the only thing they are focused on, he said. Lawmakers need to keep making laws instead of focusing only on that. He’s not on any committee that directly impacts the investigation, he said. SALT Deduction John Novak, a committeeman in Barnegat, asked about how to get the SALT deduction back. Previously, homeowners could deduct State and Local Taxes from their taxable income. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 capped this. Kim’s predecessor, Tom MacArthur, was the lone Republican in New Jersey that voted for this act, and some say it cost him the election. “It was devastating to a lot of communities,” Kim said. “There’s no easy way to put it: we got screwed on that one. The cuts that the wealthiest are getting is coming down on our backs and that’s what really pisses me off.” Currently, there is a bill going through the Ways and Means Committee that would reinstate it, he said. “We think we’ll get it past the House, but nothing from the House is getting a minute’s attention from the Senate.” National Security When asked what was the biggest threat to national security, Kim noted North Korea and Iran’s nuclear aspirations but said China will be the defining question of the next 25-50 years. The nation is investing in defense, stealing and hacking information from people and business, and have a general acceptance of terrorism and human rights violations, he said.

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New Petition Asks State To End Cuts To Local Schools CAPITOL COMMENTS 9th Legislative District Senator Christopher J. Connors • Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf • Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove

TR ENTON – Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove have launched a new online petition in opposition to massive school funding cuts proposed by Governor Phil Murphy in his FY 2020 State Budget proposal. The 9th District legislators said the petition and

included commenting tool are intended to give their constituents the opportunity to tell the Governor how they feel about the impact his school funding proposal would have on their local school districts. The petition reads as follows: “Governor Phil Murphy has proposed a State Budget for next year that would

cut millions of dollars of funding to our local schools in the 9th Legislative District. That’s in addition to harmful cuts he already imposed on many of our schools this year. “As a result of this unfair proposal, teachers will be laid off, class sizes will increase, and important programs, including sports and special education, will be severely impacted in many school districts. “In fact, 17 of the 26 school districts in the 9th District would see a loss in aid under the Governor’s plan. “School districts in our area would be among the

to our schools stand to get worse - far worse. “Our local schools in Ocean County will lose a whopping $28 million in State school aid annually when the Governor’s new funding formula is fully implemented in six years. Our Burlington County schools will lose $10 million each and every year. “At the same time, Governor Murphy is calling for a variety of higher taxes to send even more of our money to a handful of urban districts that already get the most taxpayer support. “Local property taxpayers in our towns will pay more as districts struggle

hardest hit anywhere in New Jersey, with our Ocean County schools suffering a net loss of nearly $4.4 million in funding next year. “Schools in the Burlington County portion of our legislative district would lose $1.3 million under the Governor’s plan. “While our Atlantic County schools generally do better, they still don’t get what they deserve after years of underfunding. “This is the result of a new school funding law that Governor Murphy signed last year, which shifts some of our school aid to districts in other parts of the state. “In future years, the cuts

to preserve the quality of education in our classrooms from the Governor’s funding cuts. “We’re running out of time to stop this! “We on ly have u nt il the end of June when the next State Budget must be signed to convince the Governor to fully fund all of our schools.” Please take a few seconds to sign the petition. You can help send the message to Governor Murphy that every New Jersey student deserves a fair share of State school aid. The legislators’ petition can be signed at senatenj. com/saveourschools/.

May Is Older Americans Month; Let’s Celebrate Our Seniors

Freeholder Forum by Freeholder Joseph H. Vicari OCEA N COU NT Y – Ocean County is home to 173,000 older Americans who enrich our communities through their diverse life experiences. So many seniors living in the county have brought with them expertise and skills that they are happy to share with the rest of us. While seniors provide so much to the quality of life here, we are committed to strengthening our community by connecting with and supporting older adults, their families, and caregivers and acknowledging their many valuable contributions to society. Ocean County recognizes the importance of bringing together all generations and engaging in activities that

promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being for the benefit of all. Ocean County enhances the lives of older Americans and all of their caregivers, from family members to community assistance and agencies by: Promoting home and community based services that support independent living Involving older adults in community events and other activities Providing opportunities for older adults to work, volunteer, learn, lead, and mentor A robust county library system, a county park system second to none, Ocean County College, Ocean County Vocational-Technical Schools, are just a few of the county programs se-

niors can access for leisure and recreational activities or to hone their skills in specific areas. On May 14, I joined with many of our senior providers to mark the grand opening of a new senior nutrition site and our home delivered meals production kitchen all conveniently located at the Southern Ocean County Service Center in Manahawkin. Ocean County provides more than 1,100 home-delivered meals a day to seniors, allowing them to maintain their independence and dignity. This program also serves as a lifeline for the homebound. With each meal delivered comes a wellness check, someone to talk to, someone who can determine if all is ok in the absence of a family member or full-time caregiver. We are an aging nation. According to the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, every day, 10,000 baby boomers turn

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age 65, or nearly 10 million over the next three years. By 2030, 73 million - or one in five - people in America will be age 65 or older. By 2035, all communities must be prepared to address these realities when, for the first time in our nation’s history, the population of adults age 60 and older will

outnumber people younger than 20. Ocean County through its Office of Senior Services and other affiliated agencies makes every effort to provide the best services and programs for our seniors. Whether you are someone new to retirement or someone that is approaching 100,

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Stafford Township Founders Day

STAFFORD – Join your friends and neighbors as we celebrate Stafford Township’s Founders Day on June 8. The day starts off with a brunch at the Stafford Fire House for area residents 70 years or older, followed by a hometown parade that kicks off at 10 a.m. and runs along Stafford Avenue to Route 9. Festivities are set to begin at the Doc Cramer Sports Complex at 2 p.m. Activities will

include opening ceremonies, entertainment, craft and food trucks, Little Miss Stafford/ Little Town Crier Contest, moon pie eating contest, Miss Stafford Pageant, DJ dance party, inflatables and games for all ages. The day ends with a spectacular fireworks display at dusk! Visit and then click on Recreation for more information.

9th Annual Town Wide Yard Sale

WARETOWN – The Township of Ocean 9th annual Town Wide Yard Sale will be held on July 27, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Participation in the event is free. The Township will create a map that will be posted on the Township’s website July 26. Residents who wish to have their addresses listed on the map must complete this regis-

tration form and return it to the Township or email it to by July 16. The lake will be available for residents who wish to sell their items there. (Space is limited at the lake, so register early). For more information call Jeanne 609-5486319.

What’s So Special About Tuckerton?

TUCKERTON – Starting with the Lenni Lenape who settled along the Tuckerton Creek through the Colonial period of commerce, boatbuilding, oyster and clam shipping, through the Revolutionary War, Civil War and Tuckerton Wireless, Historical Society President John Yates will give an

overview of Tuckerton history using artifacts in the museum as prompts. Come and learn about the wealth of history in the place where you live. This free event will be held on May 18, 2-4 p.m. at the Tuckerton Historical Society, 35 Leitz Blvd., Little Egg Harbor Township.

Active Shooter Training

WARETOWN – The Ocean Township Police Department will be conducting an Active Shooter Training for adults following the ALICE method on May 18, 10 a.m. Attendees will learn what to do in case of

an active shooter situation and will be able to run through some hands on scenarios. Please register. Program will be held at the Waretown Branch Library. For information, call 609-693-5133.

Southern Regional Athletic Director Honored

MANAHAWKIN – Congratulations to Southern Regional Athletic Director Chuck Donohue, Jr, who along with John DeGenito (Raritan), on being selected as the Ocean and Monmouth County Athletic

Directors of the year. Chuck and John were selected by their colleagues of the Shore Conference Athletic Directors and will be recognized at the May 19 Sportsmanship Brunch.

Spring Clothing Drive

SURF CITY – Time to clean out your closets! A spring clothing drive will be held on May 18, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Ethel Jacobson Elementary School. Hosted by LBI Schools PTA.


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–Photo courtesy Waretown Fire Aid Squad WARETOWN – Congrats to Stan And Margie Googins for Graduating EMT School! They’ve spent several nights a week over the last four months at the Ocean County Training Academy working and studying hard to be able to serve the residents of Waretown! The

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Genealogy Club

LITTLE EGG HARBOR – The Genealogy Club of Little Egg Harbor will meet on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at the Tuckerton Historical Society Senior Center located at 35 Leitz & Wisteria Lane in Little Egg Harbor. Members are to meet at 7 p.m. John Yates

will give members a tour of the facility and the history of Tuckerton. Residents and visitors of Southern Ocean County are welcome to attend. For additional information about our Club please visit our website at

Open Mic Nights

LACEY – The Lacey Recreation Department is proud to announce the Lacey Township Open Mic Nights on Fridays June 14, July 12, August 9, September 13 and October 11 at Gille Park Pavilion from 6-10 p.m. Open Mic Nights are open to High School aged students, each performer must show a

Student I.D. Students will be able to perform anything from a song, poem, skit or even a comedy act, all acts must be school appropriate. All performers will have about 10 minutes per performance. If you have any questions, please call the Lacey Recreation Department at 609-6931100 ext. 2203.

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Southern Regional High School Class Of 1979 40th Reunion

MANAHAWKIN – The Southern Regional High School Class of 1979 40th Reunion will be held on October 18, 2019 at the Holiday Inn Manahawkin/Long Beach Island, Route 72, Manahawkin. Cost is $80 per person and includes buffet & band, cash bar & basket raffle for class memorial scholarship. Register online at srhs1979reunion.eventbrite. com or email

We are now officially a non-profit organization, SRHS Class of 1979 Reunion Scholarship program! If you are not able to make it to the reunion, but would like to donate to the SRHS Class of 1979 Memorial Scholarship, either personally or through a business, it is tax-deductible! The link for the reunion and the scholarship donation:

3rd Annual Parker’s Army Golf Outing & Gift Auction

TUCKERTON – Tickets are NOW on sale for the 3rd Annual Parker’s Army Golf Outing & Gift Auction at the Sea Oaks Country Club on Tuesday, May 28, 2019! You don’t want to wait - we have sold out every year so far! We have made some changes to our sponsorships this year, making it even easier for any-

one who would like to sponsor or donate this year! Please visit our event page for all ticket sales, sponsorships and donation information at If you would like to donate a gift basket, please contact Kim Nork (kim@parkersarmy. com). We can’t wait to see you all there!

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Around The Jersey Shore Phone Scams On The Rise Again

By Kimberly Bosco TOMS RIVER — Have you received a call from someone claiming to be from the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department recently? The Ocean County Sheriff’s Department is warning residents against scam callers on the rise once again, advising all to be wary of callers requesting money. A May 8 post from the department stated: “We are letting the public know that there once again is a large increase in phone scams. We urge you not to agree on any solicitations over the phone and report any illegal activity to your local law enforcement. Any concerns can be addressed to our office at 732 929 2044 or 732 349 2010.” Not only are these scam callers soliciting money, but they are also claiming to be calling from the Sheriff’s Office. “Anyone that receives a phone call from a Lieutenant Alexander, he does not work for our office and do not accept any offers over the phone,” stated the department. A similar scam call incident occurred back

in January 2019 where the scam callers were requesting residents pay fines for missing jury duty. This scam yielded over $250,000 from victims. To avoid becoming a victim of a scam call: • Don’t answer calls from numbers you don’t recognize. • Don’t call back numbers you don’t recognize. • Don’t confirm any personal information over the phone. • Don’t return calls that claim to be from the IRS, the Social Security Administration, your bank or a local police or sheriff’s department. If you are worried, look up the phone number for the agency. Do not call back a number left on voicemail. • Be wary about anyone calling on the phone about any emergency involving a family member or friend. Get a phone number to call back, then verify the whereabouts and safety of the person the call is about. • Change your voicemail message to withhold your name or other personal information.

It’s A Magical Night To Save Lives!

By Kimberly Bosco STAFFORD – Grab the family and head out for a magical Night of Illusions on June 1! The Maximilian Foundation has partnered with Pennsylvania’s Smoke & Mirrors Magic Theater to present a night of family fun that will raise funds for substance abuse prevention. A Night of Illusions will be held at the Stafford Township Arts Center, 7p.m., featuring multiple performers akin to what you’d see in Vegas, Atlantic City or on America’s Got Talent. Tickets range from $20-$40 and can be purchased at All proceeds benefit the Maximilian Foundation to fund local prevention programs such as Southern Regional School District’s STYLE (Student Team Building Youth Leadership & Experience), Barnegat Township School District’s MIST (Mindfulness Infusion for Students & Teachers) and Project Aware. The show will feature:

• John Bundy & Morgan, “International Stars of Magic and Illusion”: John and Morgan perform high energy, grand illusion shows for amusement parks, corporate events, live theatre, television and marketing events. • John Cassidy: Cassidy presents an original blend of clean comedy, fun magic and amazingly intricate balloon feats! Cassidy is a professional comedian, magician, and balloon artist who holds several Guinness World Records for balloon sculpting speed. • Peter Gossamer: Gossamer is world renown for his electrifying performance of magic, dance and theater. He is considered a pioneer in magic because of his original concepts and fresh approach to the art of illusion. • Mike Miller: Miller, a master magician and illusionist, combines magical effects with his imaginative sense of humor and is internationally known for his entertaining skills. For more information, contact Bud Dixon, Founding Board Member, at 609-709-0443 or

Attention All Active, Retired Military And Wounded Warriors

May is Military Appreciation Month and Crossroads Realty is proud to announce that we participate in US Military on the Move, a program offered exclusively by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. When buying or selling a home, we have a program designed to reward America’s fighting men and women for their service to our country. US Military on the Move is a free real estate rebate and information program that allows you to earn cash back when you buy or sell a home. When you by or sell a home through US Military on the Move, you receive a cash rebate on the actual sales price – not a fixed

amount based on a range of values – and you’ll receive your rebate at closing! Crossroads has been assisting veterans and civilians reach their home ownership dreams since 1966. Byron Kotzas, founder of Crossroads Realty, was a veteran of the Air Force, piloting missions from 1942 to 1945 in WWII. He also has been an avid supporter of the ongoing efforts of the USO. Byron was legendary for his philanthropic endeavors with many charities but the USO was very dear to home. We thank you for your service. To find out more about this program, call Tina Orth at 732-674-7913.

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HARVEY CEDARS – The ASAC Youth Surf Fishing Tournament will be happening rain or shine on August 10 in Harvey Cedars Sunset Park, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Free registration takes place from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. for ages 5 to 17. T-shirts provided for the first 200 children to register. Lunch will also be provided as well as gift bags and door prizes. There will also be police displays and other exhibits present after the tournament. Awards will be presented to the

tournament winners. Bring your own surf rod if you can, as loaner rods are limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Presented by the Borough of Harvey Cedars, LBI Fishing Club, ASAC For Kids, PBA #175 and #373, Okies Butcher Shop, and LBTPD Community Policing/DARE Program. For more information, call Doug Brown at 609-352-0481 or

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Did you know your ears NEVER stop hearing? During sleep, your brain simply ignores incoming sounds. Here are four more facts to show just how intriguing the world of hearing can be. Some people have SUPER HEARING — sort of. True super hearing would make you miserable: Loud sounds would be even louder, and you could hear all the noises in your neighbors’ houses at once. But some people are sensitive to certain aspects of hearing: Some hear very quiet sounds, others very high pitches, and some can tell whether sound arrives at each ear at a different time. The WAX MOTH has the best hearing of any animal (including humans). Galleria mellonella, also known as the wax moth, can hear frequencies up to 300 kHz. For comparison, bats — the wax moth’s main predators — can hear their own sonar at 212 kHz, a dog can hear 45 kHz, and a human with unusually good hearing can hear 20 kHz. Tinnitus can be MUSICAL. Some

people experience what’s called musical ear syndrome (MES). As with tinnitus, it’s a sound perception with no external source. But unlike the simple sounds of tinnitus, such as ringing or buzzing, MES can include perception of entire songs, such as “Silent Night” or Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries.” In fact, a common name for MES is musical tinnitus. The longest anyone has endured the quietest place on Earth is 55 MINUTES. The anechoic (echo-free) chamber at Microsoft in Redmond, Wash., is the quietest place on earth. Any sound waves that hit the walls, floor, or ceiling are instantly absorbed. For a human sitting in it alone, the chamber is unsettling — you can hear noises that happen inside your body. Garden State Hearing & Balance Center has been providing hearing care services for almost 30 years. They can be reached at 732-818-3610 (Toms River/Whiting) or 609-978-8946 (Manahawkin) or visit us at

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H ere ’ s T o Y our H ealth Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen, R. Ph.

9 Ways You Ruin Your Teeth By Suzy Cohen, R. Ph.

You may unknowingly be hurting your teeth with everyday things, for example drinking kombucha. Enamel is the protective hard coating on the outside of your teeth and when it comes off, tooth erosion occurs and cavities form. Several health articles have come out recently, warning about kombucha and its potentially detrimental effects on teeth. The same enamel damage can be done by eating citrus fruits, drinking fruit juice, drinking coffee, carbonated water or soda. Protect your teeth if you love these drinks: Drink water afterwards to rinse and neutralize all the acid. Find unsweetened brands and don’t sip it all day. Drink your kombucha (or other acidic drink) very quickly. Wait 30 minutes to brush your teeth because your enamel is most vulnerable when it has just been exposed to acidic beverages and brushing it may aggravate the enamel at its weakest moment. So rinse with water immediately after drinking, and then brush your teeth 30 minutes later. These 9 Factors Can Also Ruin Your Teeth: 1. Antihistamines. They have anti-cholinergic side effects which cause dry mouth through the reduction of saliva production. But it’s the saliva that helps control bacterial growth in your mouth and saliva contains compounds that allow for re-mineralization (strengthening) of your teeth. 2. Biting Fingernails. This can crack or splinter enamel, especially if it’s been primed by acidic drinks, and therefore weak to begin with.  3. Brushing Your Teeth Immediately.

Scrubbing your dental enamel right after drinking anything acidic can hurt the enamel. 4. Drinking Coffee or Wine. It stains your teeth and makes you look older. The trouble is that routinely whitening them with peroxide strips isn’t so great either. 5. Osteoporosis Medications. Some of these drugs have been shown to have a detrimental impact on jaw bone, especially in patients who have had their teeth pulled. 6. Fruit drinks and juice boxes.  The kids love these things, but again, the fruit juices are very acidic, and full of sugar so it’s a twofold blow upon their developing teeth!  7. Xerostomia. This is the term for dry mouth and low salivary flow, which can be caused by medications as well as some disorders. This can be caused by a multitude of conditions among them, pre-diabetes, diabetes, stroke, thrush, Candida, Alzheimer’s disease, Sjogren’s syndrome or hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone).  8.  Snoring or Sleep Apnea. It causes you to sleep with your mouth open and this leads to dry mouth, and this can cause your enamel to suffer from the lack of saliva.  9. Reflux. Your stomach acid is way more corrosive than soda, kombucha, fruit juice and sparkling water! When you have reflux, the stomach acid which has a pH of 2 flows up your esophagus and may get into your mouth and hurt your teeth.  It probably goes without saying, but see your dentist routinely and eat a healthy balanced diet. Consider foods that are high in minerals like calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and selenium. Vitamin D and CoQ10 are also useful for general dental health.

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FARMINGDALE – The Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore is pleased to announce its 2019 Golf Classic will take place on Tuesday, June 25, at Rumson Country Club to raise support to benefit girls in Monmouth and Ocean counties through programs and experiences that develop skills, confidence, character and courage. Serving as honorary chairperson of the event is Virginia “Ginny” Haines, director of the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and committee co-chairs are Nina Anuario, senior vice president at Ocean First Bank and member of the Girl Scouts Board of Directors, and Victoria Magliacane, market executive at Investors Bank. “We are pleased to host our annual Golf Classic this June and appreciate the efforts

of our generous sponsors and golf committee in supporting Girl Scout programs that give every girl the tools to shine,” said Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore CEO Eileen Higgins. Presented by Investors Bank and OceanFirst, the Golf Classic gets underway at 10:30 a.m., followed by lunch at 11:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Cocktails and dinner party will begin at 6 p.m. at the club’s Riverhouse venue on the Shrewsbury. To sponsor the event, register or purchase dinner-only tickets, visit by Tuesday, June 18. For more information, call Tara Novak, director of Community Development, at 800-785-2090 or e-mail golf@jerseyshore

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SEASIDE HEIGHTS – Seaside Heights announces that our annual kickoff to the summer party is a GO for Friday, May 24. and will feature a concert performance by American Pop Icon, Taylor Dayne! Beginning at 2 p.m. on the Classic American Boardwalk in front of Spicy Cantina, WJRZ FM 100.1, Jersey’s Greatest Hits radio station, will kick off the Memorial Day Weekend with a live Broadcast followed by a free concert by Taylor Dayne beginning

at 6 p.m. Taylor Dayne turned into an overnight sensation with her groundbreaking debut single, “Tell it to My Heart” in 1987. She became an international star and followed with number one smash hits such as “Love Will Lead You Back”, “Prove Your Love”, and “I’ll Always Love You.” Taylor has seventeen top 20 singles over her three-decade career and has sold over 75 million albums and singles worldwide.

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A necessary but intensive task during your journey to purchase your new home will be providing your mortgage representative with all of the financial records and additional information they may require during the home buying process. Equally, during a re-finance of your existing home many of the same financial records will be required. In either case, the process is started with an application and then moves through the underwriting process until the loan is clear to close. This time period may span from 30 days to several months, depending on the complexity of the loan program. There are several tips to remember which will help achieve a smooth closing. First, as an applicant, you never want to open new credit cards, switch credit card balances to new credit cards or make large purchases on existing credit cards. Even the smallest of purchases on a new card may lead to a much larger available line of credit. This is important to remember when you are paying for movers or looking to purchase new appliances and/or furniture for your new home. All of these actions can disrupt your income to debt ratio which can be a major obstacle in getting to that clear to close position. Make sure prior to utilizing any credit that it is discussed with your Attorney and mortgage representative to avoid delays in obtaining clearance to close your loan. Second, in a situation where you are either re-financing your existing home or purchasing a home that requires repairs prior to closing, make sure all home improvements/ repairs are completed prior to the home appraisal. Nearly all loans require an appraisal. Therefore, in order to avoid any delays with

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“Ol’ Barney Rally” Vintage Camping Overnight And Camper Open House BARNEGAT LIGHT – Barnegat Lighthouse State Park is hosting their second annual Spring Vintage Camping Rally and Camper Open House on Saturday, May 18, 2019. This special camping experience is open to pre-1992 VW campers, all years Teardrops trailers and pre-1980 vintage camper trailers. Check in time starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday and check out time is 2 p.m. on Sunday. The public is welcome to tour the vintage campers during a free “open house” on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The “best” vintage camper trailer will be awarded a trophy by the Volkswagen Club of South Jersey. There are a limited number of “sites” available in the park parking lot, 15 for camper trailers being towed and 30 for

self-contained campers. The fee is $25 per site. Campers will have use of the large shade shelter for a “pot luck” dinner and enjoy a campfire on the beach from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Restrooms will be available, but no showers, electric or dump station. If you can’t make it this time, stay tuned for information on the third annual Fall Vintage Camping Rally and Open House scheduled for September 2019. Register by sending a check made out to “Treasurer, State of NJ” with your name, address, phone number, email address and type of trailer/camper to the park at PO Box 167, Barnegat Light, NJ 08006. For more information call the park office at 609-494-2016 or check the website at

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TOMS RIVER — The Jay & Linda Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College, in partnership with the HOPE Center and HOPE Sheds Light, is proud to present nationally-acclaimed vocalist Chris Pinnella, of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, as he premieres “Illuminate” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, on the Grunin Center Main Stage. The Hope Rises Concert – An Evening with Chris Pinnella will be an evening of powerhouse vocals accompanied by a 15-piece orchestra, as Pinnella sings stunning originals he arranged along with Broadway composer / music director Justin Hornback. Songs in the set will vary, with the orchestra cranking on all cylinders. Thrill at the jazz/funk-inspired “Machine,” Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir,” and the Rolling Stones classic “No Expectations.” Meanwhile, Pinnella’s stripped-down version of Bruce Springsteen’s “If I Should Fall Behind” begins a cappella, in four-part harmony, and features each of his three supremely talented back-up singers. His arrangement of Billy Joel’s “And So It Goes,” utilizing

just a string quartet and voice, is haunting, while the singer’s interpretation of the Leonard Cohen classic “Hallelujah” brings the audience to their feet. Expect to hear additional songs by The Beatles, Elton John, Coldplay, and more – in a way you’ve never heard them before. The HOPE Center and HOPE Sheds Light, two nonprofit organizations based in Ocean County, are joining forces to meet the critical needs of our most vulnerable neighbors. All show proceeds will benefit those served through HOPE Sheds Light – the mission of which is to raise awareness and educate individuals, families, and the community about the impact of addiction – and The HOPE Center, which provides for the basic human needs of individuals and families in crisis. Tickets: • VIP Reception/Meet & Greet (at 6:30 p.m. in the Grunin Center Gallery) + Concert: $100 • Concert Only, at 8 p.m. (Orchestra & Mezzanine): $50 To purchase tickets, contact the Grunin Center at 732-255-0500 or visit

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New Jersey Natural Gas Reminds Customers To Call 811 Before Digging

NEW JERSEY – New Jersey Natural Gas is reminding customers to call 811 at least three business days prior to digging to ensure that all public underground utilities are property marked. The reason for NJNG’s reminder is

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CLASSIFIEDS For Rent 55+ Community - 2 bdr ,1-1/2 baths, lg. liv/din, wash/dryer, dishwasher, attached garage, $1195.00/month + security, no pets, 732-793-0995. (23) SEASIDE PARK - Yearly Lease, Magnificent Oceanfront, Super Clean one/two or three bedroom apartments with deck and yard -from $1800 908-278-5491. (24)

Real Estate Rental Or Purchase - 1 & 2 BR Homes – Adult 55+ Community Homestead Run – Toms River. BYRON COURT-nearing completion! Call 732-370-2300. (23)

Garage Sale Garage Sale - Brick, 30 Gloria Ann Smith Dr. 5/18 and 5/19, 9 a m t o 2 p m , J e w e l r y, j u k e box, unusual items, woodchipper, tikis and much more. (22) S a t u r d a y, D r i v e w a y S a l e House decor, baby items, clothing, shoes and more! 1306 Linda Drive, Toms River. 9am-2pm. (22)

Items Wanted $$$ WANTED TO BUY $$$ Jewelry and watches, costume jewelry, sterling silver, silverplate, medals, military items, antiques, musical instruments, pottery, fine art, photographs, paintings, statues, old coins, vintage toys and dolls, rugs, old pens and postcards, clocks, furniture, bric-a-brac, select china and crystal patterns. Cash paid. Over 35 years experience. Call Gary Struncius. 732-364-7580. (t/n) COSTUME/ESTATE JEWELRY Looking to buy costume/estate jewelry, old rosaries and religious medals, all watches and any type of sterling silver, bowls, flatware candlesticks or jewelry. Same day house calls and cash on the spot. 5 percent more with this AD. Call Peggy at 732-581-5225. (t/n) Vinyl Records Wanted - Rock, Blues, Reggae, Metal, Punk, Jazz, Psychedelic, soul. Very good condition only. Call Rick 908-616-7104. (22) Entire Estates Bought - Bedroom/ dining sets, dressers, cedar chests, wardrobes, secretaries, pre-1950 wooden furniture, older glassware, oriental rugs, paintings, bronzes, silver, bric-a-brac. Call Jason at 609-970-4806. (t/n)

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Micromedia looking for a high-energy account rep to sell print and online advertising in Ocean County. Competitive base, bonuses & company benefits. Successful applicant should possess good communication skills & a desire to grow with the company. E-Mail resumes to jallentoff@jersey EOE. (t/n)

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Part Time Food Service - NEW STARTING RATE OF $10.00/hr. We have an immediate need for Part Time Waitstaff/Servers AM and PM shifts available, Dietary Aides, PT Dishwashers. We are a well established retirement/healthcare community located in Whiting. We offer competitive pay. Under the direction of great Food Service leadership team, you will be working in an environment where you get the support and training needed to grow in your culinary career. The Pines offers an open door policy and Senior Leadership is always available and visible to our employees every day. in Person to: The Pines at Whiting, 509 Route 530, Whiting, NJ 08759 or email resume to (22)

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School Bus/ Trip Drivers Wanted Ocean County runs and athletic trips available. CDL with P&S endorsements needed. Willing to train up to $19.50 per hour. 732-905-5100. (22) CDL DRIVER – PT. The Pines at Whiting is currently looking for a part time weekend CDL driver to transport residents to and from our community. This person will work every Sunday to coordinator church runs, and every other weekend for residents trips.. Position requires a CDL license with 16+ passenger endorsement. For immediate consideration apply to to or apply in person to: The Pines at Whiting, 509 Route 530, Whiting, NJ 08759, 732-849-2047. EOE. (22) Certified Home Health Aides Needed for Ocean County area. Hourly and live-in positions avail. P/T and F/T. Call CCC at 732-206-1047. (t/n) Now Hiring – The Goddard School on Route 70 is seeking full time Teacher’s Assistant and leads for the upcoming school year. We provide a warm, loving environment for children up to six years. Must have a flexible schedule, available Mon-Fri. Benefits include paid time off, 401k and paid lunch on Fridays. To learn more about these positions, email your resume to

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CASH, CASH, CASH! - Instant cash paid for junk cars, trucks, vans. Free removal of any metal items. Discount towing. Call Dano 732-239-3949. (t/n)

Custodians Needed - 1 full time, 1 part time. Friendly upbeat atmosphere. Adult Community Clubhouse duties. 732-350-2882. (22)

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For Sale John Deere O Turn Riding Mower - 80 hrs. Extra blades. $3,000. Call 609-276-7549 after 2pm. Leave message. (23) Golf Cart - In excellent condition with extras including heater. $1,500 or best offer. Call Gordon 908-963-1996. (23) Contents Of Home For Sale - Dining room, queen bedroom and much more. Barnegat 914-924-7197. (22)


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The Hindenburg: A Local Tragedy, And An Entry In The World’s History By Jennifer Peacock MANCHESTER – The exact spot is in the middle of a large, empty field, outlined in yellow and marked with a com memor at ive pla que: H ist or ic Landmark Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Airship Hindenburg disaster on this site, May 6, 1937, 7:25 p.m. 36 people perished. It is 82 years later, the 82nd anniversary of the Hindenburg crash. The word repeatedly used Mond ay n ig ht was “somber,” and not only in remembrance of those who died on the airfield eight decades ago, but for the fallen troops lost in Iraq and Afghanistan. The annual remembrance is hosted by the Navy Lakehurst Historical Society and Joint Base McGui re-Dix-Lakehurst, the modern-day site of the crash that happened at the airship capital of world back in 1937. “We remember the lives tragically lost,” said Captain Muhammad Khan, commanding officer naval support activity Lakehurst. He lauded those who displayed heroism and finds inspiration in the individual stories of those who showe d “ br ave r y, sel f le ssne ss a nd cou rage.” “Heroes a re made i n the moment. Bravery is a choice.” The age of airship travel began in the early 1920s with the United States, Great Britain and Ger many leading the way. By the 1930s, only Germany pursued airship development. The dirigibles cut travel time by weeks and one, the Graf Zeppelin, completed a 990,000-mile around-the-globe f light. The Hindenburg was an 804-foot-long dirigible capable of speeds up to 84

mph. It had a successful first year of transatlantic f lights in 1936, making 10 trips and carrying more than 1,000 passengers total from Germany to the United States. Its first scheduled transatlantic trip for 1937 left from Frankfurt, Germany, on May 3, 1937, with 36 passengers and 61 crewmen. A line of thunderstorms near the Lakehurst Naval Air Station in Manchester delayed the Hindenburg’s landing for several hours May 6. But f inally, around 7 p.m., the crew was given the all-clear to land. At 7:25 p.m., the Hindenburg burst into f lames and in less than a minute dropped to the ground. Thirty-six people - 13 passengers, 22 crew, and one ground crew member - died. The age of airships died as well. Ocean County Freeholder Director Virginia Haines, whose mother worked as a nurse on base, and was there the evening of the Hindenburg disaster, stayed in touch with Walter and Werner Doehner, two brothers, then ages 10 and 8 respectively, who survived the crash. She called the tragedy the “biggest historical event” of that time. Although the ground that guests stood on was hallowed, Haines said everyone needs to remember its part of an active base - Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst that’s a large part of Ocean County’s economy. Dr. Horst Schirmer, the son of the Hindenburg’s aerodynamical engineer, agreed, that the base occupies not only an important place in aviation history, but its future.

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County To Accept Land Near Pine Lake Park

By Jennifer Peacock M ANCHESTER – Nearly 30 acres are being added to the county’s open space roster in town. Manchester Township is donating 29.6 a c r e s a l o n g t h e To m s R i v e r, of f R idgeway Roa d a nd a rou nd t h e p e r i m e t e r of –Graphic courtesy Manchester Township Pine Lake Park, to A map showing the lots being donated by Manchester Township the county for its to Ocean County for its open space program. open space program. The Natural Lands Trust Fund Advisory Committee that agreement. The numerous lots… recommended the acceptance of this border on the east side of Pine Lake donation to the Board of Chosen Free- park and are all wetlands and unbuildholders, which approved the donation able,” Markulic said in an email to The Manchester Times. “They will be deed at its May 1 meeting. Previously, in 2007, the county and restricted as Open Space and listed township entered into an agreement on the Recreational and Open Space that included a donation of 17 acres Inventor y overseen by Green Acres adjacent to county-preserved property. through the DEP.” The park that she mentioned will be “That was delayed due to unforeseen on land along routes 571 and 547 that circumstances,” Freeholder Director borders Jackson. The county plans to Virginia E. Haines said. “The townbuild its 28th park on 120 developable ship has now agreed to donate the origacres there. inal lots plus the additional 12 acres.” The Natural Lands Trust program is This acquisition will con nect th ree dedicated to protecting open space in Natural Lands Trust Funds preserves Ocean County. The fund was approved tot ali ng 86.5 acres along the Toms by Ocean County voters in 1997, and River, Haines said. established a 1.2-cent tax to fund land Manchester Business Administrator acquisitions. The program generates Donna Markulic said that back in 2007, about $8 million per year. the township received $650,000 from A nine-member advisory committee, the count y to purchase open space. established in 1998, nominates propSpecifically, the township purchased erties for the Freeholders to consider. property from Ciba-Geigy and gave the The county both purchases land and county an easement on that property. accepts donations of land. The township also agreed to donate Freeholder director Ger r y Little has lots in Pine Lake Park that bordered said that in a count y that’s 408,000 t hat Ciba- Geig y proper t y, but t hat acres, about 60 percent of it is pernever happened. manently protected against develop“…The Supervising Planner of Ocean ment th rough Pinelands, state parks County contacted us recently, since and 21,000 acres preser ved th rough we were currently working with them on donating property for the [Ocean the nat ural lands and far mlands proCounty] Park, and asked to resurrect grams.

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–Photo courtesy Stafford Volunteer Fire Co. STAFFORD – The members of Stafford Township Volunteer Fire Company, Manahawkin, the Ladies Auxiliary and Sparky would like to thank everyone who came to our first annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser. We couldn’t have done it without your support! We served over 200 hungry residents and Sparky greeted all of the kids and handed out Helmets and cards to them all.

LA Fitness, Homesense To Open In Toms River

By Chris Lundy TOMS RIVER – Two new businesses were announced to be part of the Ocean County Mall redevelopment: LA Fitness and Homesense. These spots will take up residence in the retail hub portion of the mall, being constructed where Sears used to be. They will be across from the BJ’s Brewhouse and Restaurant that is currently under construction. The restaurant is expected to be open for the summer. The LA Fitness is expected to open in the beginning of 2020. It will have 34,000 square feet, including a swimming pool and other

amenities. Homesense is scheduled for the second half of 2020, according to the mall’s press release. The retail spot sells such things as furniture, lighting, rugs, art, and décor. “We are committed to reinvesting in the property including the look and feel of the center and LA Fitness and Homesense will be great additions,” said Tara Melodick, Mall Manager at Ocean County Mall. The mall will remain opened throughout the redevelopment and the entire project is scheduled to be completed by mid 2020.

Stafford Township Summer Concert Series

STAFFORD – Funk Shway & The Dojo Birds - a musical revolution, mixing everything from funk, to surf rock, to reggae, to spacey instrumental jams – will be performing at Manahawkin Lake Park on July 8, 7 p.m.! Stafford Recreation is very excited to partner with the Stafford Township Historical Society once again for the Summer 2019 Concert Series at Lake Manahawkin. While there is no charge, we kindly request a donation at each concert to the Stafford Township Historical Society to help them

continue their mission of the restoration and preservation of the Old Stone Store, Railroad Station and Cultural Center (a Revolutionary War era church). These donations will help to cover the cost of the concerts as well as preserve our rich local history for generations to come. We invite you to pack your picnic basket, ice down your cooler, grab a chair, a blanket or even a pizza and an ice cream across from the lake and come enjoy music and the best sunsets in town all summer long!

The Southern Ocean Times, May 18, 2019, Page 27

Omarr’s Astrological Forecast For the week of may 18 - may 24

By Jeraldine Saunders

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Keep a cool head. The things that are making you angry may ultimately prove to be of no importance. Stay focused on your own life and avoid being overly critical of others. Focus on securing your financial situation in the week ahead. TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): Carve out your own niche in the world. In the upcoming week you feel your best when you have the freedom to do what pleases you when you feel the urge. Take care of yourself and enjoy your life. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): All knowledge is useful. There’s no telling when a valuable bit of information could come in handy so keep your mind open to new experiences. Take the time to listen to the ideas of others in the week ahead. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Good things come to those who wait. Be patient and save your funds until you can afford the best quality when it comes to something you really need. Small sacrifices could help balance the budget this week. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Sometimes it’s best to keep comments to yourself. Differing opinions are what make the world interesting so stay open to the views of others. Maintain harmony by trying to see things from someone else’s perspective this week. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Be tactful and sympathetic as this week unfolds. Be considerate of someone’s feelings, pointing out shortcomings could make you seem harsh or overly critical. Just a few kind words could boost someone’s confidence.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22.): Know when it’s best to back down. Resentment may be created if you continuously push someone to disclose information that is too personal. Agree to disagree when it comes to differences of opinion in the week to come. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Never say never. While a current partnership may not go as planned, don’t close the door on working together in the future. Turn a negative situation into a positive learning experience during the upcoming week. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Anything worth doing is worth doing well. Take your time to do the best work you can rather than simply rushing to be finished. Stand on the merit of your own achievements instead of competing with others. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): There’s no diploma given for common sense. If you feel that offering your knowledge to someone in the upcoming week could help them, then do it. If you prevent them from making a mistake, they may thank you later. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Your time may not feel like your own. You may be so busy with obligations and responsibilities this week that there will be little chance of doing what you enjoy. Write down your best ideas for future reference. PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): There’s no shame in taking a breath. Sit back and recharge your batteries to prepare for the long work week ahead. However, there’s no reason why you can’t think about the future and make plans while you relax.


Wolfgang Puck’s Kitchen

A Cooking Lesson From My Mom By Wolfgang Puck If there’s one important cooking lesson I learned from my mother, it’s that you can always do little things to make a recipe you like into something even better. Thinking back to afternoons spent watching her at work in our home kitchen, I can see her always tasting and adjusting seasonings, often quickly improvising based on a seasonal ingredient or simply some sudden inspiration she had. The results, needless to say, were always delicious. It’s her early influence, and the delicious food both she and my grandmother made, that played a big role in my career path to becoming a chef. So, I’m happy to share a new version of a recipe I often ate as a child in my mother’s kitchen; one that often evolved based on available ingredients and my mother’s whim. The recipe is for a traditional Austrian dish called Kaiserschmarren (literally, the Emperor’s shreds or mess). The name describes the fact that, fancy though it looks when it comes out of the oven, this fluffy hybrid of a souffle and a pancake is traditionally torn into rough pieces for serving. I’m sure that my mother loved to serve it to us children not only because it was delicious but also because of its versatility. She could make for dessert or as an economical one-dish supper. In that versatile spirit, I would like to suggest that you prepare Kaiserschmarren for Mother’s Day, as a breakfast or brunch main dish, a light supper or a special dessert. Mother always served Kaiserschmarren with some sort of fresh fruit compote: apples in autumn or winter, for example, or plump berries in springtime or summer. That’s one great example of the way she often improvised. Following my mother’s example, I’ve gone on evolving the Kaiserschmarren recipe she handed down to me. Over the years, I’ve added more eggs to make it even less like a pancake and more like a souffle. The recipe here even differs from a version I shared eight years ago, now containing a slightly higher proportion of egg whites to yolks for even fluffier results (plus a touch of cream of tartar to help stabilize those beaten whites), and a touch of vanilla for more flavor. To make this version extra special, I’ve also decided to feature fresh cherries in the compote instead of the strawberries I often use. Right now, you should be able to find cherries in many farmers’ markets and food stores; if not, you could always switch back to berries. I hope you’ll add this to your own recipe book. My mom would have been pleased to know it! KAISERSCHMARREN WITH FRESH CHERRY COMPOTE Serves 6 to 8 For the Kaiserschmarren: 1/2 cup (125 mL) seedless raisins 6 tablespoons dark rum 2 cups (500 mL) creme fraiche 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) granulated sugar, divided, plus extra for coating

8 large eggs, separated 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar Pinch kosher salt 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature, for coating For the cherry compote: 4 cups (1 L) pitted fresh cherries 1/4 cup (60 mL) freshly squeezed orange juice 1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest 1/4 cup (60 ml) granulated sugar 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Confectioners’ sugar, for serving Position a rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 425 F (220 C). Meanwhile, put the raisins and rum in a small bowl and leave the raisins to plump for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain off excess rum, reserving 1 tablespoon of rum. Put the creme fraiche, 1/2 cup (125 mL) of the sugar, the egg yolks, plumped raisins, the 1 tablespoon rum and the vanilla extract in a mixing bowl. Whisk until blended. Sprinkle in the flour, stir, and set aside. Put the egg whites in a large, clean mixing bowl. Add the cream of tartar and salt. With a hand-held electric mixer on medium speed and clean beaters, beat the whites until thick and foamy. Then, still beating, gradually sprinkle in the remaining 1 cup (250 mL) sugar. Continue beating until soft peaks form when the beaters are lifted out. With a large spoon, drop a generous dollop of the beaten egg whites into the egg yolk batter. With a flexible rubber spatula, gently fold the whites into the batter to lighten it. Spoon the remaining meringue over the batter and gently but thoroughly fold it in. With a brush or clean fingers, spread the butter inside a medium-sized ovenproof skillet to coat it evenly. Evenly sprinkle in enough additional granulated sugar to coat the butter, turning the pan for even distribution; then, gently tap out any excess sugar. With the spatula, gently scrape the batter into the prepared skillet and smooth the top. Bake in the preheated oven until the mixture puffs up and turns golden brown on top, and it feels springy when very gently and quickly touched at its center, 10 to 12 minutes. While the souffle bakes, make the cherry compote: In a nonreactive skillet, stir together the pitted cherries, orange juice and zest, granulated sugar, lemon juice and vanilla. Cook over medium-low heat just until heated through and the cherries have begun to give up some of their juices, stirring to help the sugar dissolve and mashing a few of the cherries to help thicken the sauce, about 5 minutes. Keep warm. To serve, divide the compote among 6 to 8 serving plates. With a large serving spoon, scoop up large dollops of the souffle, distributing it evenly on top of the compote. Dust generously with confectioners’ sugar. Serve immediately.

(Chef Wolfgang Puck’s TV series,“Wolfgang Puck’s Cooking Class,” airs Sundays on the Food Network. Also, his latest cookbook, “Wolfgang Puck Makes It Easy,” is now available in bookstores. Write Wolfgang Puck in care of Tribune Media Services Inc., 2225 Kenmore Ave., Suite 114, Buffalo, NY 14207) © 2019 TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES, INC.

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