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On Long Beach Island, There’s Still a Glow in All This Mess By CHRIS KAPICA torms are undiscerning, visionless; they’re dumb and dead as brick. If they could see their own breath in the cold, they would be frightened out of their smugness and collapse in on themselves like stars. Storms cannot smile or grimace at us. They don’t even leave footprints – to say that they do would give them too much credit. But these things do thrash, wallop and surge from stem to stern. Right now, we aren’t left with the remnants of a storm but with an Island that has regurgitated itself. From the mud and saltwater film to the pine needles and sand, to the boats, the glass, the wood, Long Beach Island is buried in itself. The Island reflects devasta-

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Replenishment Works To the Editor: In response to the Nov. 8 Commentary “Sandy Proves Replenishment Is Strategic Failure,” the writer is delusional or has some other agenda. The dunes clearly played a significant role in protecting the Island, not just beachfront homes or a tiny minority of people, but the entire Island. And building larger dunes is a primary goal of beach replenishment here on Long Beach Island. Mr. Ryan is writing to the effect that replenishment was an option that failed. He says we now have an opportunity to rethink coastal engineering practically from scratch. However, the Island is developed, and short of removing development from the Island and all other coastal areas, what other option is there? I do agree that some methods could be retooled. Some common sense ideas include starting replenishment at a north point on the Island and continually working south, instead of piecemeal. This would help alleviate erosion of isolated areas projecting into the ocean (this was not possible, as sections of the Island had to be skipped when all easements couldn’t be obtained). Other ideas are using large geotubes as the base for new dunes, and making a more gradual drop-off into the ocean (I heard these last two were used in the latest replenishment, but I don’t know for sure). The geotubes stay in place and offer some protection after sand is washed away. The gradual drop-off offers a better beach for users, and may also lessen erosion. Constructing sandbars offshore during the replenishment would reduce wave energy and help keep the new sand in place. On the other side, an important aspect would be simply changing the wording of the easements to “the duration of the project.” Homeowners would then have no excuse not to sign, and, if necessary, temporary easements could be obtained through eminent domain, then returned. If homeowners complained or sued for loss of property value, due to loss of beach views and sea breeze, etc., no jury could possibly now find in favor for them. It is clearly better to have loss of ocean view from the first floor than loss of the home. Ray Partyka Spray Beach Continued on Page 8

tion, but some things still shimmer beneath the disarray. Coming back to Long Beach Island may be challenging, but does it have to be a cynical task? In times like these, we tend to judge homes by water lines and define neighborhoods by their degree of destruction. We look at our neighbors and gauge their level of misery as they toss waterlogged possessions to the curb. Hopefully, our better nature supersedes the melancholy and we remember: This, too, shall pass. Is it possible to reject the cynicism, the tragedy, the aftermath and focus on the organic greatness of our sea haven? I’ve never met a storm I couldn’t drink through, and I’ve never seen a tragedy unfold that stopped the world. We’ve lost a lot, but I’m happy to report that Long Beach Island is still alive. Some losses may be too much to bear, and the Humvees that run up and down the Boulevard may fill us with dread and suspicion, but there are greater things to consider. Though this is no surprise, we continue to be a giving island as we help friends, family and neighbors through a very difficult time. Right now, good people are offering hope and delivering food, clothes, water and shelter to those in need. People remain sympathetic, loving and honest, and business owners express some optimism. Commerce is grim and the American Red Cross is no substitute for a stiff drink and burger at Kubel’s, but we’re glad to have them. The number of New Jersey Natural Gas trucks may be overwhelming, but their presence means that work is getting done. The long line of cars that backed up the Parkway was cumbersome, but it reminds us

how much people care about this sanctuary. Voting took place on the Island at Ship Bottom Borough Hall, and that was a powerful moment in LBI’s history (and now I know what it must have been like for Iraqis back in ’05). The SandPaper – with almost biblical foresight – launched an improved website shortly before the storm hit that has been providing residents with real-time information on a daily basis. These great things still empower us and keep us off our knees. Election Day was a beautiful day on the Is-

land, the ocean bright and clean. Looking beyond the mess, I saw sea gulls stand tall, their shrieks puncturing the autumn lull. Water still crashed on the beach, and pine trees still whispered in the wind. A lot has been taken away from us, but the Island is still here. The stripers still swim; the tides still produce sea glass and scallop shells; the salt air still lingers. Great things lie waiting, and we are reminded: Waves do break, but the surf still shines under moonlight. Y Chris Kapica lives in Brant Beach.

Losing a Landmark Is Like Losing an Old Friend By STEVEN A. JONES or those of us who grew up on Fifth Street in Beach Haven, the pavilion at the end of the street is iconic. There are – excuse me, “were” – only two on the entire Island, so we always felt our street was special, different from other streets that had an entrance to the beach. Much more than a wooden structure, it held many treasured memories for my family, now fourth generation, and others who have lived here. We consider ourselves part of a Fifth Street family of sorts. When we were little, the pavilion seemed huge to us. When we walked to the front and looked over the white railing to the sand below, we felt like it was a 50-foot drop. Of course, the challenge was to overcome our fear, slip outside the railing and, when we felt brave enough, jump to the soft, sugary white sand waiting below. Wow! What a rush! If we were really brave, we added another three feet by jumping from the railing. Beneath the front of the pavilion, shade was provided for those seeking refuge from those burning-hot summer days. Way back under the wooden boardwalk that led up to the structure was a hidden world. We would crawl back up there, dig holes and pretend to be in a fort with our

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Tonka toys and army men, hidden from the outside world. We could hear people talking and walking above us, but they had no clue we were just below their feet. Oh, the simple joys and imaginations of a child! Everyone would walk to the pavilion multiple times each day. Some started their day there, enjoying morning coffee and newspaper. For others, who were avid surfers like myself, it was a daily ritual to look out due east, then turn our gaze north to Taylor Avenue

We consider ourselves part of a Fifth Street family of sorts. or south toward Centre Street to see how the waves were breaking and locate the best spot. It was a fairly common occurrence to see dolphins playfully cavorting just beyond the sandbar. Those with binoculars would scan the shoreline and horizon to locate fishermen and fishing boats to see what was being “caught.” Others who weren’t particularly fond of the beach or not permitted to be in the bright sunlight would sit on the wooden benches and,

vicariously at least, enjoy the activities of others on the beach. When going to the beach on those crowded summer days we needed to say only, “I’ll be on the left of the pavilion” or “I’ll be on the right of the pavilion.” Those simple words provided ample direction, enabling friends and family to locate us and place their beach chairs and towels next to ours. Sea gulls could be seen perching on the roof, usually eating the clams they dropped there to break them open. Weddings were fairly commonplace and always made everyone sit up and take notice. None was more special to me than the wedding of my niece a few years back. Having spent every summer on Fifth Street, it was symbolic of her deep love for the beach. As kids, we could see and clearly hear each and every ice cream truck driver, who at frequent intervals walked onto the pavilion and shook those bells, loudly announcing to all of us that it was time for a special, cold, sweet, summertime treat. For those who attended Easter sunrise services, the pavilion was again called into service. Years ago, when attendance was small, we would all gather on the pavilion, pastor and congregation. As time passed and attendance increased dramatically, the Continued on Page 8


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Foresighted Leaders To the Editor: Our heartfelt thanks go to our mayor, commissioners, emergency management team and first responders for their leadership, tenacity, planning and selfless dedication to our town, Harvey Cedars. If you really want to know what this team did for us, check it from Google Earth. When you view the satellite photos of Harvey Cedars, it becomes readily apparent that the beach replenishment that they fought so hard for paid for itself, probably many times over. If you compare these images with those of 1962 you realize the magnitude of what happened and what might have happened. And, for the shortsighted property owners who would not sign easement rights to the town, you owe this team a sincere apology, and I hope that you take the time to do it in person. They saved your views because they saved your houses. Had the beach replenishment not been done, we would have had an entirely new set of beachfront homes, and many more of us would have required serious repairs. Thank you, Jonathan and your team. Jim Finne Marianne McGarrity Harvey Cedars

Continued from Page 6 pavilion served as the pulpit, with most of the congregation on the beach below. After dinner, walking down to the pavilion was part of our daily ritual. It didn’t matter that we had been on the beach all day! The pavilion was our outdoor community center where we would talk over the events of the day with friends, neighbors and visitors, the beautiful ocean serving as a backdrop. We would watch kids flying kites or playing in the wading pools left behind by the high tide. Or we might observe a man with a metal detector slowly pacing back and forth, looking for hidden treasure just beneath the sand’s surface. As dusk turned to nightfall, the pavilion provided a ringside seat as the moon ap-

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to Sandy’s fury. You stood your post till the very end. We thank you deeply and will miss you greatly! I pray that the pavilion will be rebuilt, not only for the sake of Fifth Street residents but for all those who frequent Beach Haven. It has far more value than being aesthetically pleasing. It truly is a symbol and a gathering place for many of us, creating a sense of family, community and common ground. If rebuilt, it will continue to provide countless more memories. When considering whether or not to rebuild, these reasons are both priceless and timeless, far outweighing any monetary outlay. Y Steven A. Jones lives in Lewisburg, Pa. His grandfather purchased a house on Fifth Street in Beach Haven before the 1962 storm and his family has had ties to LBI ever since.

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Indian sitting on it, a tear running down his cheek. What have we done to the Island? Albert Irvine Manahawkin The writer is a former resident of Beach Haven Crest whose family has been on Long Beach Island since the 1800s. Continued on Page 35

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CANCELLATIONS Christmas Craft Show, St. Francis Center, 47th St. & Long Beach Blvd., Brant Beach (609-494-8861 or www.stfranciscenterlbi.com) The event was scheduled for Nov. 17 and 18. Holiday Tour of Homes Canceled, The LBI Garden Club has cancelled the tour, scheduled for Dec. 13, because of the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. The club would like to donate the money already received for tickets to the house tour to help impacted communities. Anyone who wants a refund may send tickets back with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Garden Club of LBI, PO Box 344, Ship Bottom, NJ 08008. Ship Bottom Christmas Parade Canceled, The parade was scheduled for Dec. 1. “White Christmas” Canceled, Surflight Theatre, Engleside & Beach aves., Beach Haven (609-4929477 or www.surflight.org) The show was scheduled to run Nov. 23-Dec. 21. ONGOING Barnegat Heritage Village Offseason Hours, 575 East Bay Ave., Barnegat. 1st Sun. of each month, 1-4 pm. Depression & Bipolar Support Group, SOMC Family Resource Center, Ocean Club, 700 South Rte. 9, Manahawkin (609-384-5124) The group is for those with bipolar disorder or depression, and for friends and family members of anyone who has such a condition. Fri., 7:15 pm. Drop-in Gaming in Teen Zone, Barnegat Branch Ocean County Library, 112 Burr St. (609-698-3331) The activity is for teens 12 and older, who may play a different Wii or XBox game each week. Tues., 6-8:30 pm. English Conversation Group, Barnegat Branch Ocean County Library, 112 Burr St. New speakers of English get the chance to practice and develop selfconfidence in groups or 1-on-1. Call Peggy at 609698-3331 to register or stop by the registration desk. Fisherman’s Flea Market, Barnegat High School, cafeteria, 180 Bengal Blvd. The event on Dec. 8 benefits the Barnegat High School Fishing Club. Admission, $4; younger than 12, free. 9 am-1 pm. Interested vendors may contact Brett Taylor at btaylor@ barnegatschools.com. Free Energy Night, Charmed in Company, Waretown Plaza, 529 Rte. 9, Waretown (609-693-3311) The event explains how to manage one’s environment through aromatherapy. 1st Thurs. of each month, 6:15 pm, through Dec. 6. Registration is required. Mah Jongg, Stafford Branch Ocean County Library, 129 North Main St., Manahawkin (609-597-3381) Some previous experience is helpful. Players are asked to bring their current-year game card. Fri., 1-4 pm. Call to register or visit theoceancountylibrary.org. Southern Caribbean Cruise, Knights of Columbus Annunciation Council $3826 sponsors the trip Feb. 17-March 1 aboard Holland American’s MS Noordam. Call Charles Serwin at 609-978-0970. Teen Knit Night, Little Egg Harbor Branch Ocean County Library, 290 Mathistown Rd. (609-294-1197) Kathleen Delany instructs this 6-session class for ages 11-19. Supplies are provided for the first class. Meets 3rd Thurs. of each month, 7-8:30 pm. Register online at theoceancountylibrary.org.

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Trip to Pasadena, Calif. for New Year’s Eve Getaway, Deborah Hospital Foundation LBI Chapter sponsors the trip Dec. 29-Jan. 3. Call Vince O’Mara at 609-660-7541. Trips with Ocean County College, Leave parking lot #2 from main campus, College Drive, Toms River. All ages are welcome; anyone younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Buses leave promptly. For tickets and details, call 732-255-0404. Pennsylvania Christmas & Gift Show, Nov. 28, 8 am7:30 pm; cost, $135.99, includes lunch at the Maple Shade Smorgasbord. Village Harbour Civic Assn. Christmas Party, Holiday Inn, 155 Rte. 72 East, Manahawkin. The event features a sit-down dinner with music and a cash bar. Ticket, $35. Reservation and payment deadline, Dec. 5; call Jean at 609-978-1655. MONDAYS, THROUGH NOVEMBER 26 Monday Movies, Barnegat Branch Ocean County Library, 112 Burr St. (609-698-3331) Films are rated PG-13. 2 pm. Call to register or visit theoceancountylibrary.org. Nov. 19, “The Amazing Spider-Man”; Nov. 26, “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection.” THROUGH DECEMBER 16 Toy Run Foundation Collection Point, The Shoppes of Manahawkin Mart, 675 East Bay Ave., Manahawkin. To help children affected by Hurricane Sandy, new, unwrapped toys and gift cards may be dropped during business hours. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15 Drop-Off Day for Boutique Sale Items, Barnegat Branch Ocean County Library, 112 Burr St. (609-6983331) Jewelry, handbags and small knick-knacks are welcome. 10 am-8 pm. Flu & Pneumonia Vaccination Clinic, Ocean Acres Community Center, 489 Nautilus Drive, Manahawkin.

NOW ON DISPLAY: Blacky’s Clam Bar in Manahawkin is one of 30 Cathleen Engelsen works exhibited at the Barnegat branch of the Ocean County Library through December.

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urf City artist Cathleen Engelsen has long been well-known for her paintings of Ocean County historic sites and coastal scenes. But during a recent trip to Europe, she found herself doing charcoal sketches of landmarks in England and France. Those new works are included in her exhibition during November and December at the Barnegat branch of the Ocean County Library. In England, she drew renditions of Buckingham Palace, Little Venice, Stonehenge and the Ivy, a very old restaurant in London’s Soho district. In Paris, she sketched the Eiffel Tower, Arc deTriomphe and Basilique du Sacre Coeur, among other sites. Engelsen said she visited the British MuThe service is provided by the Ocean County Health Dept. Flu vaccinations are recommended for everyone 6 months or older. Anyone younger than 65 needs a physician’s note for a pneumonia shot. Cost for each, $20; with Medicare Part B non-HMO card, free. 5:30-7:30 pm. Marvelous Sleuths Book Club, Little Egg Harbor Branch Ocean County Library, 290 Mathistown Rd. (609-294-1197) The selection is The Affair: A Reacher Novel by Lee Child. 7 pm. Call to register or visit theoceancountylibrary.org. Teen Knit Night, Little Egg Harbor Branch Ocean County Library, 290 Mathistown Rd. (609-294-1197) Kathleen Delany instructs this 6-session class for ages 12-18. Supplies are provided. Meets 3rd Thurs. of each month, 7-8:30 pm. Register online at theoceancountylibrary.org. Tween Craft: Soda Tab Bracelet, Barnegat Branch Ocean County Library, 112 Burr St. (609-698-3331) The activity is for ages 10-15. 6 pm. Call to register or visit theoceancountylibrary.org. THURSDAYS, NOVEMBER 15 & 29 Drop-in Story Time, Waretown Branch Ocean County Library, 112 Main St. (609-693-5133) The activity is for ages 3-5 with caregiver. 11 am. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16 County Connection Mobile Service, Little Egg Harbor Branch Ocean County Library, 290 Mathistown Rd. (609-294-1197) Services provided include county IDs, passports, senior services, veterans services, consumer affairs, voter registration, and parks and tourism information. 10 am-4 pm. Ladies’ Night Out, Ocean Acres Community Center, 489 Nautilus Drive, Manahawkin. The Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore host the evening, featuring Mary Kay, Lia Sophia, Arbonne, 31 Gifts and many more vendors. Admission, $7. 6-9 pm. Ladies’ Night Out, Tuckerton Seaport, Tucker’s Lighthouse, 120 West Rte. 9, Tuckerton (609-2968868 or www.tuckertonseaport.org) Entertainment, crafters, vendors, raffles, music and food are featured. Admission, free. 4-7 pm. Thanksgiving Stories & Craft,Stafford Branch Ocean County Library, 129 North Main St., Manahawkin (609-597-3381) The activity is for ages 3-6. 10:30 am. Call to register or visit theoceancountylibrary.org.

seum and the Louvre. The British Museum had a Goya exhibit, which featured charcoal sketching, she said. “At the Louvre, I saw the ‘Mona Lisa,’ the ‘Venus de Milo’ and many other famous works of art.” At the branch, Engelsen also shows her paintings of Barnegat Lighthouse, the Causeway Shack, Polly’s Dock, Admiral Farragut Academy, Double Trouble State Park, along with renderings of classic Barnegat Bay hunting boats known as sneakboxes. “There will be about 30 sketches and paintings,” she said. For more information, call the branch at 609-698-3331. —E.E. FRIDAY & SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16 & 17 Book Sale, Waretown Branch Ocean County Library, 112 Main St. (609-693-5133) Fri., 1-3 pm; Sat., 10 am-noon. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17 Boutique Sale, Barnegat Branch Ocean County Library, 112 Burr St. (609-698-3331) Proceeds benefit the library branch. 10 am-2 pm. Christmas Bazaar, Holy Spirit Episcopal Church, 220 East Main St., Tuckerton (609-296-9618) Jewelry, crafts, kids corner, baked goods and more are offered. Homemade soup, hot dogs and tuna sandwiches are offered for lunch. 9 am-2 pm. Enter from downstairs rear. Family Movie: “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted,” Little Egg Harbor Branch Ocean County Library, 290 Mathistown Rd. (609-294-1197) The film is rated PG. 11:30 am. Call to register or visit theoceancountylibrary.org. Family Movie: “The Pirates! Band of Misfits,” Stafford Branch Ocean County Library, 129 North Main St., Manahawkin (609-597-3381) The film is rated PG-13. 2 pm. Mr. Scott, the Music Man, Waretown Branch Ocean County Library, 112 Main St. (609-693-5133) The performance is suitable for ages 3 and older. 11 am. Call to register or visit theoceancountylibrary.org. String of Purls Knit & Crochet Group, Stafford Branch Ocean County Library, 129 North Main St., Manahawkin (609-597-3381) Beginning knitters and crocheters are invited, and others may bring their projects to work on. The group is designed for ages 10 to adult. Knitters should bring size 10 needles, crocheters an “I” crochet hook; both should bring 4-ply worsted yarn. 10:30 am. Tuckerton Historical Society Meets, Giffordtown Schoolhouse Museum, Leitz Blvd. & Wisteria Lane, Little Egg Harbor (609-296-2584 or 609294-1547) In celebration of the society’s 40th anniversary and the Tuckerton Wireless’ 100th anniversary, The Old Barney Amateur Radio Club gives a presentation, 2 pm, with amateur radio demonstrations, noon-4 pm. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18 Community Thanksgiving Dinner, Red Men Lodge, 145 West Main St., Tuckerton (609-296-1956) All are welcome. Admission, free. Noon-4 pm.


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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19 Brain Games, Island Branch Ocean County Library, 217 South Central Ave., Surf City (609-494-2480) The games are designed to stimulate different areas of the brain. 1st & 3rd Mon. of each month, 1 pm. Call to register or visit theoceancountylibrary.org. Bus Trip to Atlantic Club Casino, Leaves Beach Haven Moose Lodge, 120 Rte. 72 East, Manahawkin. The Manahawkin Senior Social Club hosts the trip. Cost, $25, includes transportation and $25 casino voucher. 10:15 am-6 pm. 3rd Mon. of each month except December. Call 609-978-5025 or 609-597-5222. Journey to Wellness, Waretown Branch Ocean County Library, 112 Main St. (609-693-5133) Individuals experiencing mental health and substance abuse concerns can get support, information and referral services. This is free and confidential. 1-3 pm. No appointment is needed. Monday Night Movie: “Hugo,” Island Branch Ocean County Library, 217 South Central Ave., Surf City (609-494-2480) The film is rated PG. 6:30 pm. Call to register or visit theoceancountylibrary.org. PG-13 Movie Night: “Crooked Arrows,” Tuckerton Branch Ocean County Library, 380 Bay Ave. (609296-1470) 6 pm. Call to register or visit theoceancountylibrary.org. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20 Book & Bake Sale, Stafford Branch Ocean County Library, 129 North Main St., Manahawkin (609-5973381) 9 am-1 pm. Book Discussion, Barnegat Branch Ocean County Library, 112 Burr St. (609-698-3331) The subject is The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell. 2 pm. Call to register or visit theoceancountylibrary.org.

Book Discussion, Little Egg Harbor Branch Ocean County Library, 290 Mathistown Rd. (609-294-1197) The subject is Loving Frank by Nancy Horan. 2 pm. Call to register or visit theoceancountylibrary.org. Buck-a-Bag Book Sales, Is land Bra nch Ocean County Library, 217 South Central Ave., Surf City (609-494-2480) 3rd Tues. of each month, 2-4 pm. Flu & Pneumonia Vaccination Clinic, Brighton at Barnegat Clubhouse, 35 Brighton Rd., Barnegat. The service is provided by the Ocean County Health Dept. Flu vaccinations are recommended for everyone 6 months or older. Anyone younger than 65 needs a physician’s note for a pneumonia shot. Cost for each, $20; with Medicare Part B non-HMO card, free. 10 am-noon. Thanksgiving & Native American Stories & Craft, Tuckerton Branch Ocean County Library, 380 Bay Ave. (609-296-1470) The activity is for ages 2-8. 11:30 am. Call to register or visit theoceancountylibrary.org. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20 & MONDAY, DECEMBER 10 Microsoft Word 2010 Basics, Stafford Branch Ocean County Library, 129 North Main St., Manahawkin (609-597-3381) Nov. 20, 10:30 am; Dec. 10, 1:30 pm. Call to register or visit theoceancountylibrary.org. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21 C.J.’s Book Club, Little Egg Harbor Branch Ocean County Library, 290 Mathistown Rd. (609-294-1197) 11:30 am. Get a copy of the selection at the circulation desk. Call to register or visit theoceancountylibrary. org. Dementia Caregiver Support Group Meets, Barnegat Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 859 West Bay Ave., Barnegat. This month’s topic is “Creating a Daily Activity Plan.” A light breakfast is provided. Registration is required; call Sue at 609-698-1400, ext. 115. Meets 3rd Wed. of each month, 8:30 am. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23 County Connection Mobile Service, Island Branch Ocean County Library, 217 South Central Ave., Surf City (609-494-2480) Services provided include county IDs, passports, senior services, veterans services, consumer affairs, voter registration, and parks and tourism information. 10 am-4 pm.

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Twin Boro Collects For Food Drive This Thanksgiving

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rom now until Tuesday, Nov. 20, Twin Boro Physical Therapy is collecting non-perishable food and canned goods to distribute to the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties to help those affected by Sandy. “Thanksgiving is a time of giving thanks for what we have and sharing with those less fortunate,” reads a press release from the company. “This year, it is even more so than in recent years as the devastation of Hurricane Sandy has left many families in our communities without their homes and belongings. Many families lost everything! “Twin Boro Physical Therapy has been entrenched in many of these hard hit communities along the Jersey Shore, from Toms River down to Atlantic City. Many families are struggling and need our help.” Items can be dropped off at any of Twin Boro’s 19 locations throughout the state, including their office at 1168 Beacon Ave. in Manahawkin. For more information, visit http://twinboro.com/physical-therapy-new-jersey.html. —J.K.-H.

’Tween the Covers, Barnegat Branch Ocean County Library, 112 Burr St. (609-698-3331) Kids ages 9 and older are invited to preview books, videos and more. 4 pm. ’Tween Craft: Balloon Bracelets, Island Branch Ocean County Library, 217 South Central Ave., Surf City (609-494-2480) The activity is for ages 9-16. 7 pm. Call to register or visit theoceancountylibrary.org. WEDNESDAYS, NOVEMBER 28DECEMBER 12 Mother Goose Time, Stafford Branch Ocean County Library, 129 North Main St., Manahawkin (609-5973381) The program is for babies up to 18 months with caregiver. 10 am. Call to register or visit theoceancountylibrary.org. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29 Family Movie Night: “Madagascar 3,” Barnegat Branch Ocean County Library, 112 Burr St. (609698-3331) The film is rated PG. 6:30 pm. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30 LBI Rotary Holiday Auction, Sea Oaks Country Club, 99 Golf View Drive, Little Egg Harbor Twp. The event includes Chinese and silent auctions, 6-9 pm; live auction, 8:30-11 pm; entertainment, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, buffet and carving stations. Open bar, 6-9 pm. Donation $85. Call 609-548-1325. Tail Waggin’ Tutor, Barnegat Branch Ocean County Library, 112 Burr St. (609-698-3331) Beginning or struggling readers can take turns reading to a registered therapy dog. 3:30-4:30 pm. Call to register or visit theoceancountylibrary.org. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1 Christmas Bazaar & Bake Sale, 1st Presbyterian Church of Tuckerton, 210 East Main St. (609-2968894 or www.FPCTuckerton.org) Handcrafted items, a quilt, Vermont Cheddar cheese and more are offered. 9:30 am-2 pm. Christmas Shopping in New York, (609-597-9481, ext. 4410) Southern Regional Adult School hosts the trip. Cost, $30, includes transportation only. Cookie Walk, Barnegat Twp. Firehouse, 11 Birdsall St. (609-698-3980 or 609-698-2850) Muffins, breads, cakes, cookies, chocolate-covered treats and custom trays are available. 10 am-1 pm. Anyone who would like to donated baked goods may call 609-698-2850 or 609-698-6766. How to Host a Cookie Exchange Party, Waretown Branch Ocean County Library, 112 Main St. (609693-5133) Amy Hartman of A.C. Moore gives tips and handouts on organizing, packaging and decorating. Participants are invited to bring recipes to share. 11 am. Call to register or visit theoceancountylibrary.org. Trip to Longwood Gardens, Knights of Columbus Annunciation Council $3826 sponsors the trip. Cost, $67, includes admission, lunch/dinner voucher, bus transportation and driver gratuity. Call Charles Serwin at 609-978-0970. MONDAY, DECEMBER 3 Trip to Tropicana Hotel & Casino, The Deborah Hospital Foundation LBI Chapter hosts the trip. Cost, $49, includes transportation, “Hollywood Canteen” show with music from the 1940s and $15 slot play. Call Vince O’Mara at 609-660-7541. MONDAYS, DECEMBER 3-17 Toddler Time, Stafford Branch Ocean County Library, 129 North Main St., Manahawkin (609-5973381) The program is for ages 19-36 months with caregiver. 9:30 or 10:30 am. Call to register or visit theoceancountylibrary.org. DECEMBER 3, 11 & 19 eReader Round-up, Stafford Branch Ocean County Library, 129 North Main St., Manahawkin (609-5973381) This offers a hands-on demonstration of 3 popular e-book readers. 2 pm. Call to register or visit theoceancountylibrary.org. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4 Seasonal Affective Disorder, Stafford Branch Ocean County Library, 129 North Main St., Manahawkin (609-597-3381) The Center for Healthy Aging at Kimball Medical Center presents the program. Health coaches offer general health screenings afterward. 2 pm. Call to register or visit theoceancountylibrary.org. TUESDAY-THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4-6 Holiday Decoration Swap, Stafford Branch Ocean County Library, 129 North Main St., Manahawkin (609-597-3381) The public is invited to bring gentlyused holiday decorations to swap. All day. Decorations may be dropped off beginning Mon., Dec. 3. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5 Book Discussion, Stafford Branch Ocean County Library, 129 North Main St., Manahawkin (609-5973381) The selection is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. 7 pm. Call to register or visit theoceancountylibrary.org.

LBI Community Invited to Take A Break From Recovery Efforts

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he Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences will open its doors this Friday evening at 6:30 for an Island-wide get-together. All members of the community and visitors who are helping in the recovery effort are invited to come take a break and decompress. Enjoy a few hours of live music, a free hot meal and a cold beverage. It’s with grateful appreciation that we ask all neighbors, friends, volunteers, first responders, police, fire departments, utility crews, and the heroes who have been working to rebuild and restore the Island to join us for an evening of rest and relaxation. Be sure to dress warmly since the heat might not be functioning yet. The LBIF is located at 120 Long Beach Blvd. in Loveladies. Contact Kristy at 609-494-1241, extension 102, for more information. WEDNESDAYS, DECEMBER 5 & 12 Mother Goose Time, Stafford Branch Ocean County Library, 129 North Main St., Manahawkin (609-5973381) The program is for babies up to 18 months with caregiver. 10 am. Call to register or visit theoceancountylibrary.org. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6 PJ Party & Stuffed Animal Sleepover, Stafford Branch Ocean County Library, 129 North Main St., Manahawkin (609-597-3381) The Teen Advisory Board provides crafts and story time for children ages 3-6 ad their stuffed animals. 6:30 pm. Call to register or visit theoceancountylibrary.org. Teen Advisory Board Meets, Stafford Branch Ocean County Library, 129 North Main St., Manahawkin (609-597-3381) Teens in grades 7-12 discuss ideas and plan programs for teens. 6 pm.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16 & 17 “Amadeus,” Ocean County College, Arts & Community Center, College Drive, Toms River (732-2550500, TTY 732-255-0424 or tickets.ocean.edu) The Ocean County Vocational Technical School Performing Arts Academy presents the production. Tickets, $13; understudy show, Sat., 2 pm, $6.50. Fri., 7 pm; Sat., 2 & 7 pm. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26 “Don Who – Christmas from the White Mountains,” Deborah Hospital Foundation LBI Chapter hosts a trip to Resorts Casino & Hotel. Cost, $30, includes transportation, show and $10 slot play. Call Vince O’Mara at 609-660-7541. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1 “A Christmas Carol,” Ocean County College, Arts & Community Center, College Drive, Toms River (732255-0500, TTY 732-255-0424 or tickets.ocean.edu) Yates Musical Theatre presents this young people’s production. Ticket, $12. 1 pm. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4 American Music Theater Christmas Show in Lancaster, Pa., Knights of Columbus Annunciation Council #3826 hosts the trip. Cost, $108, includes transportation, show, gratuities and buffet lunch at Shady Maple Restaurant. Call Charles Serwin at 609-978-0970.

Bluegrass & Pinelands Music, Albert Music Hall, 131 Wells Mills Rd. (Rte. 532), Waretown (609971-1593 or www.alberthall.org) Every Sat.; doors open, 6:30 pm. Nov. 17, Pinelands Cultural Society Day & Home Place Festival features Heidi Olsen & the Night, Past Times, Last Whippoorwill Bluegrass Band, Randy Bailey & Friends, and Home Place Jam. “ Pickin’ in the Pines” film, 7 pm. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18 Garden State Philharmonic Presents “Classic Beauty,” Ocean County College, Arts & Community Center, College Drive, Toms River www.gardenstatephilharmonic.org or 732-255-0460) Venezuelan violinist Evelyn Estava performs. Tickets, $10-$40. 4 pm.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28 Midweek Jazz Series Presents 3 Stars, Ocean County College, Arts & Community Center, College Drive, Toms River (732-255-0500, TTY 732-2550424 or tickets.ocean.edu) Rossano Sportiello, Harry Allen and Laura Hull perform. Use parking lot #2. Tickets: adult, $18; senior, $15. 8 pm. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1 Leticia Walker Performs Holiday Music, Stafford Branch Ocean County Library, 129 North Main St., Manahawkin (609-597-3381) 2 pm. Call to register or visit theoceancountylibrary.org. OCC Concert Band: “A Children’s Christmas,” Ocean County College, Arts & Community Center, College Drive, Toms River (732-255-0500, TTY 732255-0424 or tickets.ocean.edu) Tickets: adult, $20; senior, $17; student, $10. 8 pm.

Forever Fit Mature Adult Fitness, (800-560-9990) Southern Ocean Medical Center’s Wellness Center sponsors the programs for healthy adults age 50 and older. Fee, $3.50 per class. Mill Creek Community Center, 1199 Mill Creek Rd., Manahawkin, Mon., Tues. & Fri., 8:30-9:30 am; Barnegat Community Center, West Bay Ave., Mon. & Fri., 7:45-8:45 am. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 357 Rte. 9, Waretown, Tues., 10:30-11:30 am, & Fri., 11 am-noon. Old Barney Amateur Radio Club, Ocean Acres Community Center, 498 Nautilus Drive, Manahawkin (www.obarc.org) 1st Tues. of each month. Amateur radio VE test session, 6:30 pm; meeting, 7:30 pm. Open Rec Night for Children, Little Egg Harbor Community Center, 319 West Calabreeze Way, Mystic Island (609-296-9700) There are table games, board games, 2 Wii systems and more. Fri., 6-8:30 pm, except holidays. Giffordtown Schoolhouse Museum, Leitz Blvd. & Wisteria Lane, Tuckerton (609-294-1547) The tworoom restored schoolhouse contains exhibits on the Tuckerton Railroad, the Tuckerton Wireless and more. Open Wed., 10 am-4 pm. Nashville Songwriters Assn. International Workshops, Pinelands Regional High School, Nugentown Rd., Little Egg Harbor (609-296-4881) Call Tommy Allen for information. 2nd Wed. of each month, 7-9 pm. Counseling Services Available, Monmouth/Ocean Division of Catholic Charities, 128 Cedar St., Tuckerton (732-505-3113) Individual, family and marital counseling are available for those in need regardless of race, color, religion or creed. Well Spouse Support Group, OCC Southern Education Center, 195 Cedar Bridge Rd., Manahawkin (609-978-2077) The group is for spouses and partners of the chronically ill or disabled. Participants can share thoughts, feelings and anxieties in an informal, nonjudgmental environment. Meets last Wed. of each month, 8 pm. Ocean Acres Civic Assn., Ocean Acres Elementary School, Nautilus Drive, Manahawkin. Ocean Acres residents are welcome. Anyone requiring transportation, call 609-698-7583. Meets 2nd Tues. of each month, 7 pm.


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uckerton’s Red Men Tribe #61 will, as usual, host a free community Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday, Nov. 18 from noon to 4 p.m. The tradition began a dozen years ago as a way for the lodge to extend thanks to the community for its support for the Red Men fundraising efforts that raise cash to provide scholarships to local students and to assist local youth groups and civic organizations. It has since become a community staple, with hundreds of residents sitting down to enjoy turkey with all the trimmings, a way for neighbors and old friends to come together and to make new friends as well. This year, in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, the dinner will be especially poignant as folks find out what Diabetes Support Group, SOMC Family Resource Center, Ocean Club, 700 South Rte. 9, Manahawkin (800-560-9990) Meets 1st Thurs. of each month, 2 pm. Battered Person Hotline, (732-322-9092) Call for help for anyone in Ocean County of any age who is abused or battered. Down’s Syndrome Support Group, Pinelands Regional High School, Nugentown Rd., Little Egg Harbor (609-294-0605 or 609-296-3109) High Hopes Support Group meetings are for anyone wishing to learn about Down Syndrome. 1st Mon. of each month, 7 pm. Ocean County Historical Society Museum, 26 Hadley Ave., Toms River (732-341-1880) Guided tours, Tues. & Thurs., 1-3 pm; Sat., 10 am-4 pm. Research library open, Tues., Wed. & Thurs., 1-4 pm; Sat., 10 am-4 pm. Divorced Parents Group, Stafford Twp. Recreation Center, 385 Jennings Rd., Manahawkin. Meets 3rd Thurs. of each month, 7:30 pm. Call Robert at 609978-0812. Family Planning Program, 1173 Beacon Ave., Suite B, Manahawkin (609-597-6094) Family Planning offers complete gynecological examinations, birth control information and supplies, sexually transmitted infection screening and pregnancy testing services for women. Fees are based on a sliding scale. Rolling Thunder POW-MIA & Veterans Organization, Lanoka Harbor Firehouse, Rte. 9, Lanoka Harbor (609-971-3544, 609-242-0626 or 609-698-8509) 3rd Tues. of each month, 7:30 pm. VFW Post 316 of Mystic Island, 259 Gifford Rd., Little Egg Harbor (609-296-2671) Meets 1st & 3rd Wed. of each month, 7:30 pm. New members are welcome. Informal Band & Sing-along Sessions, Knights of Columbus Hall, Forked River. Sat., noon-4 pm, when hall is not rented. Any musician or singer interested in playing or singing easy Dixieland-style arrangements can write to Joe Derhay, c/o Knights of Columbus, 15 East Lacey Rd., Forked River, NJ 08731. Visiting Homecare Service, (609-597-7211 or 732244-5565) This nonprofit organization offers housekeeping and health care services to Ocean County residents during times of illness, frailty or stress. Laurel Auxiliary, Tip Seaman County Park, Rte. 9 & Lakeview Drive, Tuckerton (609-296-4604 or 609296-5747) Comprised of all age groups, the auxiliary holds fund-raising and social events to support the Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation. 1st Fri. of each month, 1 pm. Breast Cancer Support Group, SOMC Family Resource Center, Ocean Club, 700 South Rte. 9, Manahawkin (800-560-9990) The group is for women undergoing treatment for breast cancer, and their family members. Meets 2nd & 4th Tues. of each month, 7 pm. Barnegat Twp. Regular Republican Organization, Masonic Hall, East Bay Ave. Speakers and discussions are featured. New members are welcome. 3rd Tues. of each month, 7:30 pm. Call Jerry at 609-698-4322. Habitat for Humanity of Southern Ocean County Requests Donations & Volunteers, (609-978-9984) The goal is to raise funds to build homes for needy families. Call to volunteer; send donations to Habitat for Humanity, 668 Rte. 9, West Creek, NJ 08092. Early Intervention, Suite 10, 102 East Bay Ave., Manahawkin (609-597-0023) This free program is for children from birth through age 3 who have slow

happened to “that family” up the street and discover who still needs a helping hand recovering from the hurricane. The Improved Order of Red Men, a national organization based in Waco, Texas, bills itself as “America’s oldest fraternal organization.” It traces its roots all the way back to 1765 and the Sons of Liberty, the grassroots patriotic society that gave us the Boston Tea Party. The Order based its name on the Mohawk warrior disguises worn in Boston Harbor on Dec. 16, 1773. Red Men Lodge #61 is located at 145 West Main St. in Tuckerton, adjacent to Ocean County Tip Seaman Park. Call 609-296-1956 for further information. —R.M. development or developmental disabilities. Parents attend with children and work with trained professionals. Kiwanis Club of Lacey, Angelo’s Oyster Bay Restaurant, Rte. 9, Forked River. Membership is open to active or retired people who live, work or conduct business from Bayville to Barnegat. Call Anne Gudzak, 609-693-3778. Meets Wed., noon. LBI Woodcarvers Assn., Call for location (609296-5606) Speakers demonstrate woodcarving and painting techniques. Senior members are eager to help newcomers get started. Guests, potential members and all skill levels are welcome. 2nd Wed. of each month, 7:30 pm. OCEAN Inc. Head Start, (732-244-5333) A free comprehensive health, education and social services preschool program for income-eligible families is offered for 3- and 4-year-olds. Call for eligibility guidelines. Immunization Clinic, (609-341-9700, Ext. 604) Free clinics are offered by Ocean County Health Dept. for infants to school-age children. Sessions are held in Manahawkin, Toms River and Lakewood. Call for appointment. Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), (732-255-0404) Ocean County College, College Drive, Toms River. The organization is affiliated with the Federal Small Business Administration. Free advice is available from experienced professionals for new or existing small businesses. Casino Trips to Showboat, The Polish American Club & Associates host the trips, 2nd Tues. of each month. Pickup is at Great Valu parking lot, Mathistown Rd., Little Egg Harbor, 5 pm. Call 609-296-3565. AIDS Testing & Counseling, 175 Sunset Ave., Toms River (732-341-9783) Ocean County Health Dept. provides free and confidential testing. No appointment necessary. Tues., 5:30-8 pm. Free Breast & Cervical Screening Available, Women ages 40-64 are invited to call The Lighthouse Network at 800-621-0096. Clinics are in Manahawkin, Toms River and Lakewood. Wanted: Men Who Like to Sing, The Barnegat Bay-Tones Chorus meets at old Stafford Library, 94 Stafford Ave., Manahawkin, Thurs., 7:30 pm. This barbershop chorus is looking for new members, ages 18-80. Learning tapes are provided for anyone who doesn’t read music. Call Don at 609-492-8381 or Phil at 609-698-6161. Crafty Ladies, St. Mary’s Church, Msgr. Reinbold Hall, 747 West Bay Ave., Barnegat. Mon., 1-3 pm, except holidays. Call Nancy at 609-660-0163. Lacey Democratic Club, Lacey Twp. Community Hall, Lacey Rd. & Rte. 9, Forked River. New members are welcome. 2nd Wed. of each month, 8 pm. Call John Coan at 609-693-9937. Volunteers Wanted, Ocean County Historical Society, 26 Hadley Ave., Toms River (732-341-1880) The society seeks people who can give a few hours of help per week or month in the museum education department or library research center. Prior knowledge is not needed. Call Diane Lingsch or Linda Kay. “Martha Mary Design Ministry,” St. Mary’s Church rectory, Barnegat. Decorating Committee meets 2nd Sat. of each month. New members are welcome. Call 698-5531. Library for the Blind & Handicapped, (800-7928322) Books are available on cassette and in large print at no cost.

‘South Jersey Needs a Little Christmas’ ... and Thanksgiving Dinner, Too

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community Thanksgiving meal is being planned at the Tuckerton Seaport, along with a “giving tree” for donations to families in need at Christmastime. The whole initiative is called “South Jersey Needs a Little Christmas.” Tuckerton Seaport, in partnership with the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, ScoJo’s Family Restaurant, Magic 100.1, Real Mom Radio, Jersey Family Fun, and Ocean Tents, has launched an effort to make sure that happens. “With immediate needs being addressed by FEMA, the Red Cross, insurance companies, and local charities, the Seaport is looking ahead to how we can help bring local families in need together with families who want to give,” said a press release issued by the Seaport, which itself is rebounding from flood damage to its property's lower levels along Route 9. The meal is planned for Saturday, Nov. 24 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Tuckerton Seaport and Baymen’s Museum. There is no charge. “Tuckerton Seaport and Baymen’s Museum is a community museum, dedicated to serving families. Our family invites all local families, regardless of need, to come together on Thanksgiving Weekend to enjoy a meal together and give thanks,” said Paul Hart, director. The community meal will be hosted in the Seaport’s front lot under a huge heated American Legion Fredrick W. Born Post 511 94 Stafford Ave., Manahawkin. 3rd Mon. of each month, 7 pm. New members are welcome; rides available. Call Cmdr. Bob Winder at 609-597-4309. Nurses Group, St. Mary’s Church, Msgr. Reinbold Hall, 747 West Bay Ave., Barnegat. New nurses and ideas are welcome. 2nd Wed. of each month, 7:30 pm. Call Peg Watson at 609-693-3645. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 7-10, Ocean Twp. Community Center, 239 11th St., Waretown. Visitors are welcome. 3rd Tues. of each month, 7:30 pm. Call Cmdr. Elise Carson at 609-971-0928. Family Child Care Providers Sought, Providers can earn an income by caring for up to five children in their Ocean County home. Call The Children’s Home Society of NJ at 732-905-6363, ext. 136. Breakfast Is Served, Stafford Twp. Firehouse, 133 Stafford Ave., Manahawkin. 3rd Sun. of each month, 8 am-noon. Helping Hands Mission Seeks Donations, This nonprofit, charitable organization purchases, collects and distributes supplies such as food, clothes, furniture, hygiene products for local children ages newborn-13 years who are in need. Write the mission at PO Box 504, Barnegat, NJ 08005. Soroptimist International of LBI, Soroptimist International is a worldwide organization of women in management and the professions, working together to advance human rights and the status of women. The chapter meets 2nd Wed. of each month, SeptemberJune, 6:30 pm at various LBI restaurants. Anyone interested in attending a meeting may call Beverly Welling at 609-492-1032. Boys & Girls Club Car Campaign, (1-800-2460493) The clubs will accept most any car, with no restrictions. Cars will be sold at auction, and proceeds will help local clubs. Call for info. Artists Wanted, Pine Shores Art Assn., 94 Stafford Ave., Manahawkin (609-597-3557 or www.pineshoresartassociation.org) Members can exhibit their work and attend classes, demonstrations and bus trips at discounted rates. BNI Meetings, This is a business referral organization. Manahawkin chapter, Holiday Inn, Rte. 72, Tues., 8-9:30 am. Call Chris DiFrancia at 609-384-

tent. There will be entertainment and family activities, including make-and-take crafts for the holidays. “To those who have been waiting for their opportunity to lend a hand, we are now calling upon you for help. We are looking for donations of food and supplies to make this Thanksgiving complete. We will also need volunteers to help set up and clean up,” added the press release. To volunteer or donate, call Brooke Salvanto, the Seaport's development director, at 609-296-8868 or email BrookeS@TuckertonSeaport.org. “Help us bring the Southern Ocean County community back together and let those in need know that we are all in the rebuilding effort together,” organizers urge. The giving tree portion of the outreach will allow those who attend the dinner to pick an ornament representing a local family in need, and then buy them a gift and return it to the Seaport by the second weekend in December. The Seaport will take care of getting these gifts to the families. “If you know of a family in Southern Ocean County who is in need, please let us know (609-296-8868) ... and families in need who have registered with us will be able to pick the gifts up from Santa on December 8th and 9th at the Tuckerton Seaport,” organizers said. — Maria Scandale 6059. Waretown chapter, Ocean Breeze Diner, 562 Rte. 9 North, Thurs., 8-9:30 am. Visitors are welcome. The only cost is for the meal. Call Patti Greenwood at 609-698-5347. Power Wheelchairs for Seniors & Disabled, Wishes on Wheels makes wheelchairs available to senior citizens and the permanently disabled who cannot walk and cannot self-propel a manual wheelchair in their home, and who meet additional guidelines. Call 800-823-5220 or visit www.threewhishes2.com. The Senior Mobility program provides the wheelchairs for those who cannot walk and cannot self-propel a manual wheelchair in their home, and who meet additional guidelines. No deposit is required. Call 800-451-0971. The Independent Seniors program makes electric wheelchairs to seniors (65 and up) and others permanently disabled at no out-of-pocket cost, if they qualify. If the need is for use in the home, call 800-383-8435. No nursing homes or HMO insurances. Miracle on Wheels makes chairs available to non-ambulatory senior citizens and permanently disabled of any age, usually at no expense to those who qualify. Contact 866-6924 toll free. VASA Order of America, Meets at Pinelands Reformed Church, 898 Rte. 37 west, Toms River, 3rd Sun. of each month, 2 pm. Scandinavians, those of Scandinavian descent and anyone interested in Scandinavian heritage are welcome. Call Walter Emihl at 609-971-0688 or visit www.vasaorder.net?Lodge=d6 and click on Lodge Vagen. Caregivers Support Group, SOMC Family Resource Center, Ocean Club, 700 South Rte. 9, Manahawkin (800-560-9990) 3rd Mon. of each month, 3 pm. Post-Bariatric Surgery Support Group, SOMC Family Resource Center, Ocean Club, 700 South Rte. 9, Manahawkin (800-560-9990) 3rd Tues. of each month, 7 pm. Great Bay Women’s Club, Call for location (609-2960363) Community women meet to encourage friendship and unity through participation in civic, educational and social projects. Nonsectarian and nonpolitical. New members welcome. 3rd Fri. of each month, 1:30 pm. Pinelands Watershed Alliance, Call for location (609-296-1888) Anyone interested in the health and well-being of the Tuckerton/Little Egg Harbor watershed is invited. 4th Tues. of each month, 7 pm.

The SandPaper/Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Red Men Community Thanksgiving Sets the Tables for All This Sunday

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Job Seekers Support Group, Ocean County College, Center for Business Education & Training, Room 104, 150 Brick Blvd., Brick (732-255-0400, ext. 2945, or www.ocean.edu/career.htm) The aim is to improve job search strategies, promote networking with other job seekers and offer job-seeking advice and job leads. Admission, free. Mon., 9-10 am. Pine Shores Art Assn. Offers Classes, Lectures, Art Shows & More, 94 Stafford Ave., Manahawkin (609-597-3557) All are welcome. Postpartum Depression Help Available, PPD can affect any woman who is pregnant, recently had a baby, ended a pregnancy or miscarried, or stopped breastfeeding. Call the Regional Consortium of Monmouth & Ocean Counties, 732-363-5400, or the NJ Dept. of Health & Senior Services hotline (800-328-3838), or visit www.njspeakup.gov. Flag Disposal, Manahawkin Elks Lodge, 520 Hilliard Blvd. (609-597-1107) The lodge accepts worn and tattered flags for proper disposal. They may be dropped off at the bar daily, noon-8 pm. Little Egg Harbor Twp. Citizens on Patrol, Little Egg Harbor Senior Center, 641 Radio Rd., Mystic Island (609-294-9397) 2nd Mon. of each month, 7 pm. Scrapbooking, Little Egg Harbor Community Center, 319 West Calabreeze Way, Mystic Island (609-2969700) Participants are invited to bring their own supplies and meet new people. Admission, free. 3rd Sun. of each month, noon-6 pm. Veterans Service of Stafford, Chapter 35, Welcomes New Members, 94 Stafford Ave., Manahawkin (609597-7997) The chapter serves disabled veterans. PHOBIA Panic & Anxiety Self-Help Support Group, St. Steven’s Episcopal Church, Rte. 9, Waretown (609-971-9110 or phobia@comcast.net) Meets Wed., 7-9 pm. Funny Bunnies 4-H Club, Ocean Acres Community Center, 489 Nautilus Drive, Manahawkin. Meets 2nd Thurs. of each month, 7 pm. Contact Anne Machotka at 609-597-0421 or amachotka@yahoo.com. Irish Dancing, Ocean Acres Community Center, 489 Nautilus Drive, Manahawkin (609-978-1325) Ceili dancing and set dancing are taught. Cost, $5 per class. Mon., 7-8:30 pm. Italian American Club of Stafford, 41 Cedar Run Dock Rd., Manahawkin (609-597-4265) Meets 2nd Wed. of each month, 7:30 pm. MOMS Club of Manahawkin & Little Egg Harbor Twp., The support group is for stay-at-home moms or those who work part-time. Children are welcome at every activity. Call Libby Byrne at 609-978-9560. Surf City Fire Co. & EMS Women’s Auxiliary Seeks Members, Meets at Surf City Firehouse, 713 Long Beach Blvd., 2nd Tues. of each month, 7 pm. Call Sandy at 609-494-6127. English Conversations, Barnegat Branch Ocean County Library, 112 Burr St. (609-698-3331) New speakers of English get the chance to practice and develop self-confidence in groups or 1-on-1. Call to register or stop by the registration desk. Mah-jongg Club, Mill Creek Community Center, 1199 Mill Creek Rd., Manahawkin. Mon., Tues. & Thurs., 1 pm. Zonta Club of Southern Ocean County, SOMC Center for Health, 279 Mathistown Rd., Little Egg Harbor. This international service organization works to elevate the status of women locally and world wide. Dinner meeting, 2nd Mon. of each month, 6 pm. Call Barbara Miller at 609-296-7024.

Models Needed, Pine Shores Art Assn., 94 Stafford Ave., Manahawkin (609-597-3557) Models are for portrait classes on Sun., 1-3 pm, and Mon., 7-9 pm. Undraped models are needed for the life drawing class on Thurs., 7-9 pm. Compensation is $20 per hour. Stafford Lions Club, Lions serve the vision, hearing and diabetes needs of the community. 1st Wed. of each month, Mill Creek Community Center, 1199 Mill Creek Rd., Manahawkin; 3rd Wed. of each month, Villagio Ristorante, McKinley Ave., Manahawkin. 7 pm. Call Robert Skrable at 609-709-6093. Continuing & Professional Education Classes, Ocean County College offers almost 600 non-credit courses, in such areas as allied health and dental, animal control, bartending, property management, legal office assistant and many more, as well as personal enrichment courses. Call 732-255-0404 or visit www. ocean.edu. Bingo, Manahawkin Elks Lodge, 520 Hilliard Blvd. (609-597-1107) Wed., 7 pm; doors open, 5 pm. St. Mary’s Parish Center, Rte. 9, Manahawkin (609-6985531) Sun. & Thurs., 7 pm. Qigong Classes, Jennings Rd. Recreation Center, Manahawkin (609-994-3274) The program, appropriate for all ages, is presented through the Stafford Twp. Recreation Dept. 6:30-7:30 pm. Registration is required. Habitat for Humanity of Southern Ocean County Meets, Habitat office, 668 Rte. 9, West Creek (609978-9984) 3rd Mon. of each month, 7 pm. CEED Program for Prostate Cancer Screening, Ocean County Health Dept., 175 Sunset Ave., Toms River (732-341-9700 or 800-621-0096) Male residents of Southern Ocean County who are uninsured or underinsured and who meet income and age requirements can receive free screenings through the NJ Cancer Education and Early Detection program. An appointment is required. 4-6 pm. East Coast Boat Racing Club of NJ Meets, Mill Creek Community Center, 1199 Mill Creek Rd., Manahawkin. 2nd Tues. of each month, 8 pm. Pasta Nights, Italian American Club of Stafford, 41 Cedar Run Dock Rd., Manahawkin (609-597-4265) The menu features pasta, meatballs, sausage, cake and coffee. All are welcome. Cost: adult, $8; child ages 4-11, $3. Tues., 4:45-7 pm. Manahawkin Elks Meeting, Manahawkin Elks Lodge, 520 Hilliard Blvd. (609-597-1107 or 609-5973116) 1st & 3rd Thurs. of each month. Fitness Friends, King of Kings Church, East Chapel, 100 North Main St., Manahawkin (609-597-7177) A volunteer exercise program meets Mon., Wed. & Fri., 1:30-2:30 pm. Volunteer Gardeners Welcome, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Great Creek Rd., Oceanville (609-652-1665 or http://forsythe.fws.gov.) Meets Thurs., 10 am. Free Osteoporosis Screenings, Clinics are held monthly. Appointments are required; call 732-3419700, ext. 7630 or 800-342-9738, ext. 7630. County Connection, Ocean County Mall, Hooper Ave., Toms River, 4th Thurs. of each month, 9:30 am-3 pm; Ocean County Health Dept., 175 Sunset Rd., Toms River, 1st Wed. of each month, 12:30 pm. Southern Ocean Medical Center Needs Volunteers, (609-973-3145) Volunteers work in almost every area of the hospital, such as food services, clerical, patient care, transport, administration, Family Resource Center and gift shop.

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The Light at the End Fighting Water With Firefighters ‘RESTORE THE SHORE’: That’s the new slogan on the Facebook page of the Barnegat Light Volunteer Fire Co. #1, which goes on to say it best: ‘Station 13 and the rest of LBI’s fine fire stations have been house, home, refuge, meeting place for talk and news, a place for people to feel safe, warm and connected. Support your local fire station.’ Alcoholics Anonymous, Anyone who has problems with alcohol is invited to reach out for help to recover and be well again. Call 609-494-5130 or 609-6418855. Overeaters Anonymous, (609-698-0244) This mutual support and encouragement group applies Alcoholics Anonymous principles to controlling compulsive eating. Sun.: Steps/traditions/maintenance, 9:30 am, Southern Ocean Medical Center, 1140 Rte. 72 west, Manahawkin; Memorial Day through Labor Day, For Today, 8th St. beach, Ship Bottom, 8 am. Mon.: Big Book, 7:30 pm, Manahawkin Methodist Church, Stafford Ave. Wed.: Memorial Day through Labor Day, For Today, 8th St. beach, Ship Bottom, 8 am; After Labor Day: Steps, 1 pm, Ocean Community Church, Rte. 72 & Breakers Rd., Manahawkin. Thurs., HOW, Jennings Rd. Community Center, 384 Jennings Rd., Manahawkin. Sat.: Discussion, 9:30-10:30 am, Southern Ocean Medical Center, Manahawkin; Memorial Day through Labor Day, For Today, 8th St. beach, Ship Bottom, 8 am. Unico Italian-American Service Club in Stafford Twp., E-mail Marco Gugliemini at Staffordunico@ comcast.net or call Craig Stefanoni at 609-492-8583. Kiwanis Club of Southern Ocean County, Ocean County Golf Club at Atlantis, Great Bay Blvd., Little Egg Harbor Twp. Thurs., 8 am. Prospective members may call Karen Scienski at 609-296-9292. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla #74, Mill Creek Community Center, 1199 Mill Creek Rd., Beach Haven West (609-361-0274) Guests are welcome. 2nd Fri. of each month, 7:30 pm. Korean War Veterans Assn., VFW Post, Toms River (609-597-5308, 609-971-0466 or 732-914-9184) Call for meeting information. Health Clinics, (732-341-9700) Ocean County Health Dept. holds regularly scheduled clinics for county residents for diabetes, cervical cancer screening, child health, adult health, orthopedic, hyperten-

sion, TB medication and clinic, eye screening, dental and blood pressure screening, prenatal admission, and counseling and testing for HIV. Call for information. Adoption Reunion Group, SHARE (Sharing Hope Adoption Reunion Experience) is a search and support group for adoptees, birth parents and adoptive parents. Call Mary Pat at 609-698-7121. Meets 2nd Wed. of each month. Stafford Chapter AARP, Mill Creek Community Center, 1199 Mill Creek Rd., Manahawkin (609361-2259) New members are welcome to enjoy guest speakers, information and camaraderie. 3rd Fri. of each month except July & August, 1 pm. Fish Hawks Fishing Club, Lacey Elks, 900 Beach Blvd., Forked River. A program on fishing is presented after a short business meeting. Guests are welcome. 1st Thurs. of each month, 7:30 pm. Choraliers Rehearsals, Manahawkin United Methodist Church, 116 Stafford Ave. The LBI/Mainland Woman’s Club, NJSFWC & GFWC, sponsors the chorus. Tues., 10 am. New members are welcome; no auditions are required. Call Nancy Jones at 609-978-5061. Multiple Sclerosis Support Groups, Cory Bldg., 599 Rte. 37 west, Toms River. 4th Fri. of each month, 7-9 pm. “But You Look So Good” for people with MS; call Maureen (609-693-7770), Pat (732-244-7523), Dianne (732-892-2230) or 800-FIGHTMS. “Family & Friends,” call Jack (609-693-2178) or 800-FIGHTMS. Ostomy Support Group, SOMC Family Resource Center, Ocean Club, 700 South Rte. 9, Manahawkin (609-978-2244) 2nd Thurs of each month except July and August, 1 pm. Habitat for Humanity Thrift Store, 668 Rte. 9, Eagleswood (609-978-6200) Open, Mon.-Sat., 10 am-3 pm, for purchase or donation of furniture, appliances, toys, dishes, linens and other household items. Inventory changes daily. Benefits Habitat for Humanity of Southern Ocean County.

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Insurance Assistance, Southern Ocean Medical Center, 1140 West Bay Ave., Manahawkin (609-5976011), ext. 2015) A Senior Health Insurance Program volunteer can help complete Medicare forms, select health insurance and file claims. Call for appointment. Moms & Preschoolers Playtime, Mill Creek Community Center, 1199 Mill Creek Rd., Manahawkin (609-597-1000, ext. 8573) Mon., 10 am. Tick ID Service, (732-349-1246) A tick found on a person should be removed with tweezers, kept alive and placed in a jar. It can be taken to Rutgers Cooperative Extension, 1623 Whitesville Rd., Toms River, Mon.-Fri., 9 am-4:30 pm, or mailed to the Extension Center. Service is free. Women’s Council of Realtors, Location varies. All real estate professionals are welcome. Meets 3rd Thurs. of each month, 9 am. Call Theresa Hill at 609-597-6464. Thrift Outlet, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 367 Rte. 9, Waretown (609-698-8561) Mon.-Fri., 10 am-2 pm.

American Sewing Guild, South Jersey Chapter, Ocean Twp. Community Center, 11th St., Waretown. Meets 1st Wed. of each month, noon-2 pm; 3rd Tues. of each month, 7-9 pm. Call Jane, 609-693-4464, or visit www.asg.org. Online Information Sessions on Alternate Route to Teaching Certification Program, OCC’s Office for School Relations offers live chats with representatives. 1st & 3rd Wed. of each month, 10-11 am & 4-5 pm. Call 732-255-0477. Open Rec Night for Children, Little Egg Harbor Community Center, 319 West Calabreeze Way, Mystic Island (609-296-9700) There are table games, board games, 2 Wii systems and more. Fri., 6-8:30 pm, except holidays. Afternoon of Crafts, Mill Creek Community Center, 1199 Mill Creek Rd., Manahawkin (609-978-3090, ext. 2110) Southern Ocean Home Health & Hospice hosts the gathering. Admission, free. 4th Wed. of each month, 1 pm. Registration is required. Blood Pressure Screenings, Mill Creek Community Center, 1199 Mill Creek Rd., Manahawkin. No appointment is needed. 2nd Wed. of each month, 9-11 am. Thrift Outlet, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Rte. 9, Waretown (609-698-8561) Mon.-Fri., 9 am-2 pm. Free Health Clinic, King of Kings Community Church, 508 East Bay Ave., Manahawkin (609-5977177) The clinic is only for those who have no health insurance. 2nd Wed. of each month, 8:30 am. Wednesday Night Dinners, Italian-American Social Club, 105 Falcon Drive, Little Egg Harbor. Choose

from pasta with meatballs or sausage, roast beef, or the weekly special. All meals include salad, bread, dessert and tea/coffee. Dinners are open to the public. 5-7 pm. Call ahead for specials and directions, 294-0637. Moms Group, Little Egg Harbor Community Activities Center, 319 Calabreeze Way, Little Egg Harbor (609-296-9700) Mothers of newborns to preschool age are invited to spend time together while their children play and should bring a snack and a ride-on toy for their child. Admission, free. Mon., 10 am-1 pm. Cancer Support Offered, Available informational materials include videos, books and pamphlets. To obtain materials or just to talk, call Ann Martorano at 609-698-4372, Chuck Sahlberg at 609-698-8577 or Nancy Shershen at 609-660-0316. Computer Classes for Seniors, SOMC Family Resource Center, Ocean Club, 700 South Rte. 9, Manahawkin (609-978-3559) There are small classes and individual PCs for each student who wishes to learn how to use a computer, surf the Internet, use e-mail, plan vacations online and more. Waretown Historical Society, Little Red Schoolhouse Museum, 182 Wells Mills Rd., Waretown. New members are welcome. 3rd Mon. of each month except Dec., 7:30 pm. Kayak & Canoe Safety Programs, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 7-12 Barnegat Light offers a 1- to 2-hour course to individuals and groups. Call Joe Lupa at 609-597-4876. Free Rabies Clinics, Southern Ocean County Animal Shelter, 321 Hay Rd., Manahawkin (609-978-0127)

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Let’s Rebuild LBI Together! Sand Dollar was spared the worst of Hurricane Sandy and we are open. We know that many of our year round residents have lost the use of their homes. We contacted our rental homeowners to ¿nd out who was spared and would be willing to rent their homes on a short term basis. The response from our owners has been tremendous, every one is truly an LBI’r and wants to help in some way if they can. We are gathering our lists and seek more properties with the key being dry and priority for those with electric heat. (Sand Dollar will charge a reduced commission and will donate a portion of this reduced commission to a local charity.) We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our local authorities, emergency workers and all who stayed through the storm and worked the long days after to protect our Island and our homes. Sand Dollar offers the use of its of¿ces to anyone in need of a desk, a fax, an internet connection, notary services or just a spot by our ¿replace to warm up, share a cup of coffee and chat.

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2nd & 4th Wed. of each month, 11 am-noon. Appointment is required. Barnegat Democratic Club, Barnegat Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, West Bay Ave., Barnegat. New members are welcome; all are welcome for informative sessions. 2nd Thurs. of each month, 7 pm. Call 609-660-0858. Gamblers Anonymous, Ocean Community Church, 1492 Rte. 72 West, Manahawkin (877-994-2465 or www.ga4nj.com) Meets Thurs., 6:30-8 pm. Mobile County Connection Sites, County Connection Express offers on-site photo ID and passport application, as well as voter registration and much more. Stafford Square, Rte. 72, Manahawkin, 1st & 3rd Mon. of each month, 4-8 pm. Stafford Bridge Club, Mill Creek Community Center, 1199 Mill Creek Rd., Manahawkin (609660-2695) Weekly games are held, Mon., 7 pm & Thurs., 1 pm. Active Single Senior Residents Group for Friendship & Travel, Mill Creek Community Center, 1199 Mill Creek Rd., Manahawkin. There is no charge or fee. Wed., 10 am-noon. Southern Ocean Medical Center Auxiliary Seeks New Members, Meets at Mill Creek Community Center, 1199 Mill Creek Rd., Manahawkin, 3nd Tues. of each month, 12:30 pm. The auxiliary conducts fund-raising programs for SOMC, including card parties, fun auctions, fashion shows and more. Moms who have children in school and retirees are especially invited to get involved in their community. Call Helen Dondzila at 609-660-9576. SOCH Auxiliary Old & New Shop, 440 East Bay Ave., Manahawkin. There are sales every day. Proceeds benefit Southern Ocean Medical Center. Mon.-Fri., 9:30 am-3 pm; Sat., 10 am-2 pm. Donations accepted 8 am-1 pm, Mon.-Sat. SOCH Laurel Auxiliary 2nd Time Around Thrift Shop, 123 East Main St., Tuckerton. There are sales every day. Proceeds benefit Southern Ocean Medical Center. Mon., 8 am-3 pm; Tues.-Fri., 9 am-3 pm; Sat., 10 am-2 pm. Sunday Library Hours, Stafford Branch Ocean County Library, 129 North Main St., Manahawkin (609-597-3381) Open 1-5 pm, Sept.-May. Stafford Chapter AARP, Mill Creek Community Center, 1199 Mill Creek Rd., Manahawkin (609361-2259) New members are welcome to enjoy guest speakers, information and camaraderie. 3rd Fri. of each month except July & Aug., 1 pm. Autism Support Group, SOMC Family Resource Center, Ocean Club, 700 South Rte. 9, Manahawkin (609-294-0443) FACES meets last Fri. of each month, 6:30-8 pm. Oral-Deaf Teen Social Group Forming for the Ocean County area. Call 732-286-1711. Make a Difference, The Mental Health Assn. in Ocean County needs volunteers who are caring, patient and sensitive to the needs of people with emotional problems to give two hours’ time a week. Call 732-905-1132. Breast Cancer Support Group, Community Medical Center, Cory Bldg., 2nd floor, 599 Rte. 37 west, Toms River (732-557-8000, ext. 11760) Meets 2nd Tues. of each month, 6-7:30 pm. Ken’s Kitchen, St. Mary’s Parish Center, Bishop Lane at McKinley Ave., Manahawkin (609-698-5531) Hot meals are provided. Blood pressure screenings and a social gathering are held at the center, and nurses are available to answer questions. Thurs., 9 am-noon; eat-in, takeout and homebound delivery. Bereavement Group for Parents, Grandparents & Siblings, St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, 450 Radio Rd., Little Egg Harbor. Meets 2nd Fri. of each month, 7 pm. Call Mary at 609-978-8581. Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group, Seacrest Village Nursing Home, Center St., Tuckerton, 2nd Thurs. of each month except February, May, August & November, 2 pm. SOMC Family Resource Center, Ocean Club, 700 South Rte. 9, Manahawkin, all other months, 2nd Mon., 2 pm. Registration required; call 609-296-9292. Barnegat Municipal Alliance, Barnegat Twp. Courthouse, 900 West Bay Ave. (609-698-0080, ext. 131) 3rd Thurs. of each month, 7:30 pm. RCIA Program Offered, St. Mary’s Parish of Barnegat offers the program for those interested in becoming Catholic, learning more about Catholicism or wishing to receive sacraments. Call 609-698-5531 or Steve and Judy Seeley at 609-597-2803. Ladies Auxiliary Knights of Columbus Annunciation Council #3826 Beach Haven, St. Mary’s Parish Rectory conference room, West Bay Ave., Barnegat. New members and guests are welcome. 3rd Thurs. of each month except July & Aug., 7:30 pm. Call Jennie at 609-698-1269 or Simone at 609-660-0409. Automobile Donations Welcome, St. Francis Community Center will pay the towing fee for cars that are roadworthy or in need of basic repairs. The cars are refurbished and given to clients who receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families so they can get to work and off assistance. The donation is tax-deductible. Call 609-597-9399, ext. 191.


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SC Fire Company Weathers Storm, Donations Abound Becomes Distribution Center By MICHAEL MOLINARO uring the last two weeks, the firehouse that is home to the Surf City Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 and EMS on Long Beach Boulevard has transformed from a bleak place to be to a testament of true community, particularly for those first responders who holed up there during Superstorm Sandy awaiting rescue calls. They include fire company President Peter Hartney, who has been there since 4 p.m. on the Sunday preceding the storm. “On Monday night, we just kind of watched the water go up and up and up. The water got right to the door, and (when) we got up in the morning, there was a line where it stopped right at the door of the firehouse. So we stayed dry.” At that point, first responders were sleeping on the floor and tables in the main hall of the firehouse. That was until the Jetty apparel company donated 30 air mattresses and other supplies for them. With all utilities out for a number of days, word soon spread that first responders needed supplies, not only for residents in the company’s coverage area, from Ship Bottom to part of North Beach, who had decided to stay through the storm, but also for themselves. “I can say most of my first responder friends that live on the Island have lost most of what they have,” said Fire Chief Brian Stasik. “It happens. It’s a natural disaster; it happens to everybody.” The fire company spent the aftermath of the storm clearing impassible

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roads of large debris to facilitate anticipated rescues. In addition to the 15 first responders, another 10 wives, girlfriends and friends of firefighters have become full-time employees at the firehouse, working daily through a list of chores kept on a chalkboard. “We’re here day and night, and we all chip in for each other, whether it’s cleaning and sweeping the floors, or cleaning the fire trucks when they come back after each rescue of sand and salt water,” said Stasik. “Putting the trucks in salt water is terrible; it eats, it rots, it rusts, and you have to clean it.” The volunteers include Sandy Mannherz, who crafted daily menus for hot meals based on available supplies and helped lift the spirits of everyone walking through the door with her positive attitude. “ S a n d y o n t h r e e ! ” ye l l e d Mannherz as Delran Fire Co. posed with the Surf City crew on Nov. 3 following what was a strong showing of the unspoken brotherhood that often exists among fire departments. “One, two, three, Sandy!” The Delran company was there with a surprise shipment of two full truckloads of food, water, clothing and other supplies after hearing of the need for them. “They said they were in desperate need, and people in our community, and Delran fire department said we’re going to do something,” said Deputy Chief John Martino. “Facebook got busy, and everyone brought everything over to the fire department, and we’re here for you. We have a couple members who got on board

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WARM HEARTS: In a show of unspoken brotherhood between fire departments, Delran surprises Surf City with two truckloads of supplies on Nov. 3, stocking up what has become an Island-wide distribution center. with this and started talking to local businesses for donations, and then it just turned into everybody in Delran and surrounding towns bringing in water, food, blankets, baby supplies, you name it.” The trip to Surf City was the fifth supply run to LBI for the Delran Fire Co. “We started yesterday, and the community outreach in Delran was phenomenal. We went until 1 o’clock in the morning. People kept dropping stuff off. Even the trucks were donated.” Soon the firehouse became a key supply and informational hub for the mass of utility company employees working long hours to bring back basic services and safety to LBI while the Causeway remained closed to residents. During the storm and its aftermath, the firehouse took in 40 evacuees who had been rescued before they were transferred to the shelter at Southern Regional High School. Another 20 or so locals who had stayed became regular visitors at the generator-powered firehouse to Continued on Page 37

Harvey Cedars Mayor: Replenishment Saved Us

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hile Hur ricane Sandy caused severe erosion on the south end of the Harvey Cedars beachfront, Mayor Jonathan Oldham shudders to think what would have happened to the borough if there was no beach replenishment project. “So many homes would have probably been lost,” he said. “Many people would not be here anymore. During discussions about beach replenishment, we used to talk about the possibility of one day having a major storm. Well, it came. And who knows, we might experience another one.” The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began the beach project in the fall of 2009; it was completed in June 2010. The work cost $19 million, with the borough and Ocean County splitting the local government cost share of

Schools Reopen After Storm But Some Confusion Expected

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rea schools, with the exception of the tiny Beach Haven Elementary School, reopened this Monday, Nov. 12. Things, though, may not be “back to normal” for quite some time. Students from the Stafford Township, Eagleswood, Tuckerton, Little Egg Harbor Township, Long Beach Island Consolidated, Southern Regional and Pinelands Regional school districts reported for class on Monday. Kids from the Beach Haven Elementary School, which needs renovation after the storm, won’t be attending classes until Wednesday, Nov. 14, and will be traveling to Eagleswood to do so. The schools of the Barnegat School District reopened on Thursday, Nov. 8. Disruption of the school calendar, then, would seem to be limited to five school days in most cases.

Every district other than Barnegat had originally scheduled a “Fall Break” from Nov. 5 to 9, so those five days don’t have to be made up. Barnegat, though, had previously scheduled off-days for just Nov. 8 and 9 so educators could attend the New Jersey Education Association annual convention in Atlantic City. When the NJEA cancelled that convention for the first time in its 158-year history in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the Barnegat district decided to start making up for lost time at its first opportunity. Schools in New Jersey are required to have 180 school days each school year, and Barnegat lost six to the storm. The most widespread result of Sandy for area students will probably be an extension of the school year by a week into late June. There are other options to make up the lost days, but school boards and administrators are

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ON THE MOVE: Beach Haven Elementary School students will be attending classes in Eagleswood Township while the building is repaired. usually loathe to hold classes during scheduled vacation periods such as winter and spring breaks, saying families, faculty and staff may have planned getaways for such periods. The only school superintendent

The SandPaper could reach while reporting on this story, Eagleswood’s Debbie Snyder, said an extension of the school year later into June would be her school’s response. Continued on Page 37

$2 million. Steve Rochette, an Army Corps spokesman, agrees with Oldham’s assessment. He said the corps is doing an analysis of the storm’s impact, covering an area from Manasquan Inlet to Cape May. “We’ve had people on the ground and have done flyovers, and based on what we have seen, towns where there had been some type of replenishment work generally did better than towns that didn’t,” said Rochette. “These are our preliminary findings. We have not yet issued a formal report.” Borough Clerk Daina Dale said the corps has trucked in 30,000 tons of sand to fix up the south end. “That was part of the beach replenishment agreement, that the corps would bring in sand if it was needed in an emergency,” said Dale. “Overall, though, the project certainly made our beaches stronger. I’d hate to think what would have happened without beach replenishment.” Dale said Sunset Park escaped Sandy’s wrath. “Some fences got knocked down, but our structures remained intact.” Unlike in municipal offices in other Island towns, Dale and other borough employees in Harvey Cedars have been able to continue working in their municipal building since the storm. “The water came up to our parking lot, but that’s as far as it went,” said Dale. “We didn’t suffer any water or structural damage. The only thing we’re waiting for is for the gas to be turned back on, so we’re using electrical heaters until that gets done.” Oldham said the borough is working with its garbage contractor, Meadowbrook Industries, to haul away storm debris. “I’m sure we’ll be looking to get reimbursed through FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency),” he said. — Eric Englund ericenglund@thesandpaper.net


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LITTLE BOXES: Residents Clarice and Don Karton made a narrow escape from Farreny’s Family RV Park & Boat Basin in Holgate in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

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By MICHAEL MOLINARO aking the choice to stay in the southernmost trailer in Farreny’s Family RV Park & Boat Basin during the approach of Superstorm Sandy, Holgate residents Clarice and Don Karton believed they were taking an acceptable risk – but if they guessed wrong, they didn’t want to risk anyone else’s life on their account. “We chose to stay,” said Clarice. “I refuse to put someone else in jeopardy because of my decisions. We knew it was our responsibility to watch over ourselves and get ourselves out of there. If someone got hurt because they came to get us, I couldn’t live with myself.” A neighbor left them with a key to a nearby house should they need access to it. “It seems like – nothing against weathermen – but they’re never right. And we felt since we had the house across the street we’d be fine,”

said Clarice. As the storm made landfall Monday night, however, it became clear to the Kartons that things would be anything but fine. “We didn’t sleep at all,” said Clarice. Water reached head-high level, nearly six feet. The two grabbed their “bug-out bags” and rushed into their neighbor’s house, where they spent the night watching for debris that would damage either their trailer or the house they now stayed in. This included a 15-foot wooden deck that floated down West Avenue, straight for the couple’s trailer. Clarice attached a 150-foot piece of heavy rope to Don, who trudged out into water up to his chin, exerting great physical effort to push the deck away. A telephone pole piling slammed into the deck of the house they were in. They worried it would break the deck off, possibly trapping the couple inside. Don was able to tie the piling to the decking stairs. At one point, Don was able to secure a toolbox representing his livelihood and filled with thousands of dollars worth of tools, most likely now useless after it began floating away. “I was scared,” said Clarice. “I didn’t want anything to happen to him. He felt he could do it and I knew that I would pull him back in, no matter what; it wasn’t an option.” By the next day, the water had receded to waist-high level. The Kartons realized damage to their trailer would make it a total loss. Despite a three-foot base on which it was perched, water was six inches over the floorboards and into compartments below, necessary for electricity. On Tuesday, the two disregarded the safety and health issues of being in waist-high water and headed to “the wooden jetty” – a nickname for a popular surfing spot on the southern edge of Holgate, which represented the main reason the couple lived there. Don is an avid participant in the sport. “You couldn’t get your bearings. Nothing was recognizable. That parking lot is gone,” said Clarice, referring to the entrance to the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Reserve. “It was hard to fathom this was a place I rode my bike every day.” Meals were cooked on the propane tanks in their trailer and carried back through the waisthigh water to the house their neighbor let them stay in. They sparingly washed their hands using bottled water. The Kartons had parked their two cars – a Continued on Page 37


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NJNG Is on the Job To Restore Island’s Natural Gas Service L ong Beach Island residents lined up at the LBI Grade School in Ship Bottom on Monday for free electric heaters, courtesy of New Jersey Natural Gas. However, homeowners may not have to wait much longer until natural gas is restored to their houses, as NJNG is moving rapidly to reestablish this service in most sections of the Island. The company’s three-phase restoration plan begins with reintroduction of natural gas into the main, one section of the Island at a time. On Sunday, Nov. 11 this work began at Seventh Street in Ship Bottom, and continued north through 25th Street in Surf City. The following day, the company successfully reintroduced gas into the system in the remainder of Ship Bottom and Surf City, then traveled from Sherwood Way to James Street in the North Beach section of Long Beach Township on Tuesday. Bergen Avenue to 86th Street in Harvey Cedars is slated for Wednesday. As this work is completed, an NJNG press release explains, “a second team will begin to repair and replace the meter sets within your section,” where necessary. A home or business will then have natural gas up to its meter. “At this point, if a home or business has electricity and is habitable and occupied, then you may have your own qualified technician determine that your natural gas system and equipment are safe for use, and turn on your natural gas service.” The estimated completion of meter work for Ship Bottom, Surf City and the Brant Beach section of Long Beach Township is either Thursday or Friday; North Beach should be fi nished Saturday; and Harvey Cedars on Sunday, Nov. 18. Additional information – future street listings and tenative completion dates – will be available each day at http://www.njng.com/safety/ hurricane-sandy-updates/lbi-service-restoration.asp. For the fi nal phase of natural gas restoration, NJNG advises customers to contact a qualified technician to inspect all gas lines for proper operation and leaks, and to service any furnaces, boilers or appliances exposed to flooding or other stormrelated damage. Once the technician determines the homeowner’s gas system and equipment are safe for use, he can connect the gas line to the gas valve. When the technician establishes the piping connection and determines that it is safe for use, the gas valve can be turned to the “on” position. There will be a tag on the valve that must be signed and dated by both the technician and the resident, and then returned to the municipal code official. The Holgate section of Long Beach Township will not see natural gas restored as quickly as the rest of

LBI. According to Renée M. Amellio, spokeswoman for NJNG parent New Jersey Resources, “The damage in Holgate was more extensive than the rest of the Island, so it requires more significant infrastructure repair and replacement. “We are doing that work now and, at the same time, re-introducing natural gas to the rest of the Island. While we can’t provide a timetable for the completion of these more intensive infrastructure repairs, we are working as quickly as we can so that we can safely restore service to our 630 Holgate customers as soon as possible.” — Juliet Kaszas-Hoch julietkaszas-hoch@thesandpaper.net

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Island Opens Permanently, Except Holgate

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ife on Long Beach Island is slowly but surely resurrecting. Residents and non-residents alike are allowed to access all areas of the Island, except for Holgate. A curfew is being enforced between 11 p.m. and 5 p.m. The Long Beach Island Joint Office of Emergency Management allowed residents of North Beach and Holgate, as well as all of the area’s residents who have been living in shelters during the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, to check on their homes and grab their personal belongings on Friday, Nov. 9. Atlantic City Electric shut down power from Susan Avenue to the south end of Holgate that day to ensure residents could safely access their homes, township officials said. All LBI residents with a re-entry placard or proof of ownership or residency, excluding those who reside in Holgate, were allowed to permanently access the Island on Saturday, Nov. 10. Registered contractors, as well as insurance adjustors and inspectors were permitted with a work order and proper documentation. The bridge opened bright and early at 6 a.m. According to officials, no demolition or construction is permitted at this time, but contractors are allowed to winterize and secure their customer’s homes. Holgate residents and contractors with proper identification will be allowed to access their homes to retrieve valuables on Saturday, Nov. 17 and Sunday, Nov. 18 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. No demolition or construction will be permitted and utilities will not be on. Military personnel have been reassigned from a security mission to an engineering assignment, except in Holgate, officials said. “Holgate is uninhabitable. Everything is overturned,” said Lynda

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HOUSEHOLDS TRASHED: (Above) The ruined contents of hundreds of homes litter the streets in Tuckerton Beach as well as in Mystic Island in Little Egg Harbor. (Top) Little Egg Harbor has reopened an old landfill on Stafford Forge Road for the mountains of trash that are being transferred by truck and then out of state by rail.

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n the wake of the avalanche of storm-related trash, Little Egg Harbor Township applied for and was granted an emergency permit from the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection to reopen a closed landfill on Stafford Forge Road off Route 539, west of the Garden State Parkway. Business Administrator Garrett Loesch said 600 homes in the township, located mostly in the Mystic Island and Osborn Island sections, were severely damaged and altogether, 4,000 homes had been affected in some way by Hurricane Sandy. Loesch said FEMA estimates the cost of disposing of the resulting

household and construction debris at $10 million. “The amount of debris will fill a 30-yard Dumpster for the average house,” he said. The cost of disposal is approximately $80 a ton, he added. It is expected that FEMA will reimburse 75 percent of the township bill. The reopened landfill is a transfer station. The township has contracted with Mathis Construction and Advantage Construction to take the trash off the streets and dump it at the site, where it is crushed and loaded into trucks bound for Hainesport, then loaded onto railroad cars

headed for parts west, explained Mayor John Kehm. “We have 60 roll-off containers, loaders and backhoes, picking up the trash and dumping it into containers on side roads,” said Kehm. “Then it is transported to our landfill with DEP approval. Three hundred and twenty-five tons are hauled every day: beds, furniture, rugs. It’s very, very heavy.” Kehm said reopening the landfill to expedite trash removal was necessary to keep the roads passable for emergency vehicles and also was psychologically beneficial to residents. “We’re keeping everyone in Continued on Page 35

Wells, municipal clerk of Long Beach Township. She added that there have not been any disturbances from any

residents or sightseers that she’s aware of. Most are just “concerned,” she said. For up-to-date information re-

garding the Island’s re-entry plan, visit http://lbieoc.org/home.html. — Kelley Anne Essinger kelleyanne@thesandpaper.net


25 The SandPaper/Wednesday, November 14, 2012 Photographs by Michael Molinaro

Dune Replenishment ‘Would’ve Been Nice’

Sandy’s Shifting Sands in North Beach By MICHAEL MOLINARO ike many other North Beach residents, Barry Sullivan and his wife, Janet, returned to what is their secondary residence for the first time last Friday, following an 11-day lockout period due to ongoing safety issues after Hurricane Sandy left their community one of the most ravaged on LBI. There were no tears, or wide-eyed stares of shock. In fact, there was already an air of acceptance between the two, indicative of people aware of the “rolling of the dice” that occurs with anyone who owns a home on Long Beach Island. “It’s a chance you take when you buy a home on a barrier island. You know that Mother Nature’s going to prevail,” said Janet. The Sullivans were teenagers when the March ’62 storm decimated the Island. “You never think it’s going to happen to you, but you know it could happen.” Most striking is the swell of beach sand that accumulated in parts of the Sullivans’ property that reaches at least 5 feet high in some parts. Sand even breached the crevices of the front door of their home despite its being blocked by sandbags, spreading into their first floor and reaching as high as 15 inches. “I think we got the lion’s share of the sand,” said Janet, which resembled a blizzard’s worth of snow that had been plowed and had to be shoveled out of their driveway. Now the Sullivans wonder what they will do with all this sand. “We don’t know what to do with it,” said Janet “We don’t know where to begin. We’re hoping the township does something. I think it’s because of the public access (road).” “It’s a little more difficult than shoveling snow,” added Barry. “Hopefully we get a beach replenishment project where they build those dunes higher and they address it in a way where it doesn’t have a low point,” he said. “Many of the oceanfront people did not sign the easements because they felt that there were problems in the easement language and the easement document. I’m a trustee on the taxpayers association here, and there are people on the oceanside that have a different opinion than people on the bayside. Obviously, when you see something like this, it would’ve been nice if we had that. On the other hand, those oceanfront homeowners have some legitimate concerns that maybe should have been addressed. Most of us would have loved to have dunes out there.” The North Beach section of Long Beach Township lies directly between Surf City and Harvey Cedars, both of which had received beach and dune replenishments, Surf City’s beginning in 2006, and both of which sustained significantly less damage overall than North Beach.

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SAND LINE DRAWN: (Clockwise from top left) The boat of North Beach resident Barry Sullivan survived Superstorm Sandy but now sits atop a bed of beach sand. Sullivan smiles at the granular stuff that now reaches his mailboxes. The oceanfront dunes are being rebuilt. The township was first given a chance to sign easements for replenishment five years ago and is part of the federal project area that will remain authorized until Congress specifically de-authorizes it. Gov. Chris Christie noted last Wednesday at a press conference in Harvey Cedars the importance and effectiveness of dune replenishment. “I think we see from the hurricane that those who had the work done did much better than those who didn’t,” he said. “So I think the proof’s already in the pudding. It’s something we’re going to address again as it applies to the entire New Jersey shoreline.” The home the couple has owned since 1990 on Long Beach Boulevard lies in one of the areas of North Beach that suffered the most damage. It is near the lone public access road to the beach, which the Sullivans blame for the sand swells they received. The public access road runs alongside municipal tennis courts that have since disappeared, and has been used by Long Beach Township to bring vehicles like beach rakes or bulldozers to the beach, creating an area of lower elevation at the beach’s entrance. “Where that goes on the beach there’s like a

7-foot drop,” said Barry. “When you walked onto that location, you could see on both sides it was higher. You can see why the whole yard’s loaded up here, and I think it’s because of that. This is the first place water came through when the surge hit. It was like a sluice coming through.” Water levels rose to 18 inches in their garage and about 10 inches in the first-floor area following the storm. Their landscaping was destroyed, and a now-unusable hot tub containing 700 gallons of water was moved from its foundation and twisted, blocked from further movement only by an adjacent fence. Waters that dug out crevices below walkways and other surfaces undermined several parts of their home. The Sullivans knew days before returning to the Island what to expect thanks to a combination of aerial photography and video as well as updates on the condition of their home from neighbors who stayed. But before that, they were unprepared. “We didn’t think in our wildest imagination that this was going to happen,” said Barry. “We knew the storm was coming, we knew that it was massive, but it wasn’t packing that much wind. It dropped down to a tropical storm as it hit landfall.

“We were shocked the morning after. When we went to bed Monday night, I had been talking to people that were out here on the Island. It was about 6:30 after the eye went through. I was told, ‘It’s dry, looks like we dodged a bullet. It’s not bad.’ The next morning my wife got up and put the TV on and said, ‘Oh my God.’ I called my friend back and he said all hell broke loose at about 20 minutes to 9 (Monday night).” “It could’ve been worse, absolutely,” said Janet. “There’s people on the beachfront we’re hearing horror stories about.” Concerns now include being present for an eventual gas turn-on, which is required. “It would be nice for them to coordinate with us so we can be down here,” said Barry. “The biggest thing for us is to winterize the house, which we’ve never had to do because we always keep the heat on down here.” The Sullivans are mentally moving on, motivated by simple pleasures such as the traditional walk the couple often takes to 19th Street in Surf City for a cup of coffee at The Surfside Coffeehouse, which reopened Saturday. Said Barry, “I look forward to that cup of coffee every day.” Y michaelmolinaro@thesandpaper.net


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In Beach Haven, Contract Is Signed To Remove Debris B each Haven has signed an agreement with AshBritt, a Florida-based disaster recovery and special environmental services contractor, for collecting bulk trash and storm debris. Borough Manager Richard Crane said that while the cost is uncertain, the borough looks to get at least a 75 percent reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. “The cost will depend how much they pick up,”he said. “And looking at the town, there’s going to be an awful lot to pick up. We got piles on all our blocks.” Crane said a large percentage of the trash and debris is household items that were ruined during Hurricane Sandy. “People have had to throw out furniture items, beds, sofas, desks, mattresses, rugs and other things,” he said. “This trash would be far more than any of our guys could handle.” Crane said AshBritt is also being contracted by Ship Bottom and Long Beach Township. “They seem to work very fast,” he said. “The other day, there was a huge amount of debris piled up by the Acme in (Long Beach Township).

But it was soon all cleared out. This company has a very good reputation, and they have done disaster relief and cleanups all over the country.” Since the storm hit, Beach Haven has been using an area in the Stafford Township Municipal Building as a makeshift borough hall until its own facility can be repaired. The manager said the building sustained heavy water damage, and it was uncertain when it would be reopened. Crane also said November’s regular borough council meeting, which had been scheduled for Nov. 13, was canceled. He said the council is going to hold a special meeting during the day on Nov. 14 to “mostly pay bills.” He said ordinances and resolutions would have to wait until the next meeting, on Dec. 11. “We’re not certain yet where that meeting is going to be held,” he said. George Gilbert, public works superintendent, said numerous bulldozers have been used for shoring up the beaches. He said the most severe erosion occurred in the south end, near the Holgate border. “We’re going to have a busy offseason getting everything in shape,” he said. —Eric Englund

Christmas Parade Is Canceled; Borough Looks to Rent Trailers

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urricane Sandy has resulted in the cancellation of the Ship Bottom Christmas parade, which was scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 1. Borough Clerk Kathleen Wells said Ship Bottom’s main priority is to get the borough hall back up and running. She said the borough is looking to use trailers while the building gets repaired. “We have power in here, but we don’t have heat,” said Wells. “We’ve had to dress appropriately.” Borough Administrator Richard Bethea said the building sustained water and drywall damage. “In the 24 years I’ve been here, that is the fi rst time I’ve ever seen water in the building,” said Bethea. “There were a few inches of water in some spots, and that is enough to cause some damage. I don’t know how long we’ll be out.” Bethea said the borough council’s next meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 7 p.m., would be held at the Long Beach Township Municipal building. The administrator said the borough is also fi nalizing an agreement with AshBritt, a Florida-based disaster recovery and special environmental services contractor, for collecting bulk trash and storm debris. Bethea said the borough hopes to be recompensed for at least 75 percent of the

costs through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. “But if you are going to get money from FEMA, you have meet their specifications, and that is why it is taking longer to get this done,” he said. “You have to carefully document everything that you are going to be collecting. FEMA reviews everything you do very closely.” Mayor William Huelsenbeck said the beaches “survived the hurricane pretty well.” “There was cer tainly severe flooding in parts of town, but we were very fortunate that we did not lose any oceanfront homes,” he said. “We do have bulldozers on the beaches pushing sand and fixing up areas where there was erosion.” Maggie O’Neill, president of the Ship Bottom Merchants and Professionals Association, said the parade cancellation was “understandable.” “It wouldn’t make sense for them to put their resources into a parade when they are needed for so many areas as we recover from the hurricane,” she said. O’Neill said that by December, most of the businesses that operate year ’round should be open. “A lot of people have been asking us how they can help,” she said. “We’ve been telling them the best way they can help is to shop locally for the holidays.” —E.E.

Barnegat PBA Storm Relief Effort Draws Help From All Over East Coast

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here was very little floor space at a section of the Barnegat Township Community Center all-purpose room, which was the site of a Hurricane Sandy collection drive Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 10 and 11. It was a joint effort by Barnegat PBA Local 296, Barnegat FOP Lodge 271 and Barnegat OPEIU Local 32. “What we were looking for were any clean items,” said Sgt. Brian Weber, PBA vice president. “We didn’t need clothing because a lot of clothes have already been donated. The most popular items we collected were dog and cat food and personal hygiene products. I’d say we probably had about $100,000 worth of merchandise dropped off.” Weber said volunteers distributed many of the items to people in Barnegat, Waretown and Manahawkin. In addition, the facility was open for people to stop by and pick up necessary goods. “There were many people here who lost their homes because water damage had made them unhabitable,” he said. “There are also a lot of Long Beach Island residents who had to leave their homes and are now living on the Island who have lost so much.” Weber said other items donated included batteries, flashlights, children’s games, bottled water, household cleaning products and nonperishable foods. “It wasn’t just people from New Jersey who donated,” said Weber. “There were people from Virginia, Cape Cod, Maryland and Pennsylvania who helped us out.” Nikkee Archibald brought up a van load of items from the U.S. Army’s Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, where the Barnegat resident works as an Army civilian. “There are a lot of people at the base who are from New Jersey, so they were all very willing to donate,” said Archibald. Lauren Lynch, a Barnegat police dispatcher, said she was touched by the outpouring of generosity. “There were many people who gave who really did not have a lot to give,” she said. “That just shows you that we live in a community where people come through for others.” Tom Kostka, a Barnegat resident

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COMMUNITY SPIRIT: Volunteers (top) help empty trailer of donated goods at the Barnegat Township Community Center. Jeff Melchiondo Jr. (above) carries an electrical heater that was dropped off. working as a volunteer, said the drive got a big boost from the social media. “People were communicating through facebook,” he said. “Even when people got power back, there was a big problem with phone service. People were really stuck, they had no means of getting in touch with anyone, so people went online to spread the word about our drive.” Kostka recalled working on Long Beach Island when the area

was inundated by the nor’easter of December 1992. “I thought that was bad, but that was nothing compared to this,” he said. “So many people have homes they can’t go back to. You get a foot or two of water in the home, and there are many things that are ruined. I’m glad we’ve had a chance to make a difference and get so many homeowners and families back on track.” — Eric Englund ericenglund@thesandpaper.net


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ecent incoming flights at Eagles Nest Airport in Eagleswood have brought an estimated 12,000 pounds of donations to the area to aid in disaster relief efforts following Hurricane Sandy, airport owner Peter Weidhorn has reported. A total of 25 small planes carrying food, Supplied Photo

WING MAN: In recent days, airport owner Peter Weidhorn has had 25 incoming flights, dropping off a combined total of 12,000 pounds of donated items for displaced residents.

toiletries, cold-weather gear and other supplies have landed since Sunday, Nov. 4, he said. The donations have been trucked to donation centers in Stafford Township and at Pinelands Regional Junior High School for further sorting and distribution. Meanwhile, Stafford Township organizations are using the airport’s hangar space for storing water and pallets of soup. Additionally, officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency are eyeing the airport property as a possible site to deliver and store housing units temporarily until they can be placed and occupied elsewhere in the area. —Victoria Lassonde

South Carolina Town Lends Helping Hand In Hurricane Relief By ERIC ENGLUND hile many states have joined the relief effort to help victims of Hurricane Sandy in Ocean County, the tiny coastal town of McClellanville, South Carolina is raising money to help the region recover. It serves as a gesture of thanks to Ocean County residents who aided them in the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Hugo in September 1989. Bill Neyenhouse was a Barnegat Township committeeman when he was among a dozen people from town who traveled on the relief expedition. He said there were more than 30 trucks and approximately 100 personnel as part of a convoy that arrived eight days after Hugo made landfall in Charleston Harbor, S.C., in the early morning hours of Sept. 22. It was a Category 5 storm with sustained winds up to 160 miles per hour. “Our job wasn’t to do any rebuilding; we had a massive cleanup on our hands,” said Neyenhouse, who at the time was an environmental specialist for the state Department of Environmental Protection. Neyenhouse said he had a good indicator how much damage they were facing when he noticed hundreds of trees knocked down along the interstate. “The highway we were on was about seven miles off the coast,” he recalled. “We figured if it was this bad inland, what was it going to be like along the coast?” A committeeman from 1988 to 1993 and mayor during 1990-91, Neyenhouse said that personnel consisted mainly of public works employees, volunteer fire company members and other first responders. He said most of them stayed for five days, although some had to go back home sooner. “One of the first things we did was to spread lime out over the flooded areas to sanitize them,” he said. “You don’t want rotting seaweed and other things lying around out there. That could be a health hazard.” Dale Brocklebank, who was a member of the Stafford Township Volunteer Fire Company, said the workers also had to clear out many miles of roads. “There were trees and debris all over the place,” said Brocklebank, who is a Stafford Township public works employee. “The towns down there didn’t have the manpower to do a lot of this work.”

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Police, People, Purpose The Softer Side of Law Enforcement PROTECT AND SERVE: (Above) Members of the Florida and Washington, D.C., Fraternal Order of Police, along with officers from Medford Lakes and other municipalities, came to the aid of some Islanders in need Tuesday. (Top) James Preston, president of Florida’s FOP, Tampa, tackles a wall inside the Brant Beach home of Lynne Schnell, whose surprise visit from helpers was orchestrated by Long Beach Township’s Gerald Traynor.

McClellanville is a 175-year-old fishing town located about two miles inland on U.S. Route 17 at Jeremy Creek, a coastal estuary not unlike Tuckerton Creek in Ocean County. Their distance from the ocean left most residents confident they could safely ignore the 3 p.m. evacuation deadline issued before Hugo was due to make landfall 10 hours later in the middle of the night. Curiously, power went out in McClellanville just as the evacuation deadline passed. Neyenhouse recalled hearing townspeople later tell him that as Hugo bore down, many people evacuated to Lincoln High School, believing they were in a safe place. But they were, in fact, directly in harm’s way. “They told us that there was five feet of water in the building and that cars in the parking lot were swept away,” he said. “There were families standing on chairs holding their young children.” Ed Richard, who was a Barnegat public works employee and volunteer firefighter at the time, said the Barnegat, Stafford and Pinewood Estates volunteer fire companies each donated a used fire truck to McClellanville, delivering them when the Hurricane Hugo Relief convoy from Ocean County, N.J. arrived on Sept. 30, 1989. “They had all their vehicles in the firehouse and the firehouse took in about six feet of water, ruining their engines,” Richard recalled. Richard said that in talking to numerous residents, many of them did not evacuate because they “didn’t believe that much would happen.” “They had been warned before, but nothing much happened so they decided to stay put,” he said. “Obviously, they turned out to be very wrong.” “When you are told to evacuate, you have to go,” said Brocklebank. “After Hurricane Sandy hit us, it reminded me very much of Hugo, especially when I saw so many boats wash up far away from where they were docked. A lot of houses have been lost in Beach Haven West. I know that Sandy, as a Category 1 hurricane, may not have been as severe as Hugo. But now it is our turn to be at ground zero since people here are experiencing a little of what people went through in South Carolina.” Since Sandy hit, Neyenhouse and his wife, Beverly, have been helping people as volunteers through Barnegat United Methodist Church. Continued on Page 30

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he state Division of Travel and Tourism, the Small Business Administration and about 85 businesspeople joined forces Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the first regular Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce monthly membership meeting since the storm, to encourage each other in the rebuilding process. A lot of technical information was shared by the speakers – and as many personal stories swapped in the luncheon beforehand at the Holiday Inn in Manahawkin. One new business marketing note is that the chamber reached out to New Orleans tourism officials for advice on economic recovery, and a representative is now booked as one of the speakers at the annual State of the Chamber meeting on Jan. 8 at Sea Oaks Country Club, Little Egg Harbor. The chamber is back in its Ship Bottom office, but the SBA still maintains a help center from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily at the train car in Stafford Heritage Park across from Manahawkin Lake, where the chamber set up a temporary office the day after the storm. SBA business loans are available at a fixed 4 percent interest for 30 years, and loans for homeowners and renters are 1.688 percent fixed for 30 years, said Gary Colton of the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Disaster Assistance. In general, “there is a five-month grace period before payments are due,” he said. The process to obtain approved loan money after all the documentation is received takes about 10 to15 days, Colton said. “Show us the revenue flow (prior to the storm) and then what happened after the storm, and we estimate the loss,” he said of one step in the process. Generally three years’ worth of data is used, including income tax returns, but businesses newer than that may also talk to the representatives case-by-case. Those interested should register with FEMA by calling 1-800-621-3362, the SBA notes. FEMA can refer them to the SBA. More information can be found by stopping into the recovery center at the train station or by going to the SBA website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ ela. Links are also online at the chamber website, visitlbiregion.com. ‘When You’re Ready,’ The Word Will Get Out The tone of other speakers was that effort will be devoted to publicizing and marketing the LBI region as businesses recover. Chamber Destination Marketing Director Lori Pepenella said that as businesses open, the chamber will continue to “increase public relations” to “tell the world and everybody here that we’re open.” Another announcement was that WBNJ-FM 91.9, based in Barnegat, has radio programming on business recovery updates (see wbnj.org) and will have on-air interviews. “We’re getting inquiries by phone on wedding events and Chocolate Week,” Pepenella added. “They will look a little different this year, but we are going to have them.” Shoppers will be urged in press releases and on the chamber website to shop locally for the holidays. The speakers from the N.J. Divi-

sion of Travel and Tourism came from Trenton to the chamber meeting “for support,” they said. Grace Hanlon, division executive director, who “took my first steps on LBI,” started by saying, in sympathy, “There are just no words. I come here with a heavy heart for the devastation that so many in New Jersey experienced … it’s something that I think about every day, all day long.” “But “this tourism industry is so fabulous, a real family that works together. We’re just here to give you hope today,” Hanlon said. And phone numbers as well. The phone number of the tourism director’s office is 609-633-0981, she listed, and her e-mail is grace.hanlon@ sos.state.nj.us. Anthony Minick, chief of staff for marketing at the N.J. Division of Travel & Tourism, also gave his phone number, 609-292-2497 and his e-mail, anthony.minick@sos.state.nj.us. The purpose was so that tourism events can be promoted. “This still is a great area, despite what happened. … Call me up, let us know if you’re holding an event. We get over a million hits on our web page (of the Division of Travel and Tourism) each year, and we expect that to increase. Our Facebook page has 25,000 friends,” he said. “We can still make sure people know you’re open for business,” Minick said. “We’re here to help you re-market, re-brand and come back stronger than ever,” said Hanlon. Hanlon reminded businesspeople that for information on New Jersey’s business assistance services, they may

call the state’s Business Action Center at 1-866-534-7789. Also, Minick mentioned that his office can re-route some callers to the Governor’s Office of Volunteerism, where help may be available with cleanup or cleaning supplies. “There has been a tremendous outpouring from the whole world,” he said. Back to local reports, Maggie O’Neill, president of the Ship Bottom Merchants and Professionals Association, was happy to report on a half-dozen association members that have already re-opened or will be by next Monday. “At Mary Allen Realty, where I work, we feel confident that we will have a season, although it may be a different season,” she said. “Right now the challenge is to find homes for displaced people to stay,” O’Neill said, asking property owners to contact her or Pepenella at the chamber office (609-494-7211) if they have a place available to rent, either shortterm or long-term, “because it’s tough right now.” Referring to the choice not to have the borough’s Christmas Parade and the merchants association’s winter festival in Ship Bottom this year, O’Neill said, “The funds could be put to better use right now, so we’ll have that celebration in our hearts instead.” Pepenella said about 200 businesses came into the chamber’s temporary office at the Heritage Park train station and rail car before the Island was re-opened to traffic. The first week after the storm, a joint meeting was held with the chamber along with the Barnegat and Lacey chambers of commerce and the Ship Continued on Page 37

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FIXINGS: Family Support System workers Erin Borisewicz, Director Lori Tomaro, Amy Maekensie and Amanda Kotwicki assemble the ingredients.

St. Francis Center Stuffs Baskets For Families at Thanksgiving

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he 235 families that signed up for aThanksgiving food basket from the St. Francis Food Pantry will not be disappointed. On Tuesday, Nov. 13, the St. Francis Family Support Services staff were busy packing those baskets in preparation for pickup on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 15 and 16, at the Ocean County Southern Service Center on Route 9 in Manahawkin, the former St. Mary’s Parish Center, where the food pantry has relocated in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Pickup is between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday and 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Friday. The food bank itself is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. Family Services program director Lori Tomaro said the food pantry had been working out of the OCSSC parking lot immediately following the disaster but has since moved inside after the National Guard vacated the building. “A week ago Monday, the National Guard helped Continued on Page 35

Remaining Shelter Residents Are Lodged at St. Mary’s

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orkers at the American Red Cross shelter now located at St. Mary’s Catholic Parish Center in Manahawkin are asking the community for help in finding permanant housing for the 80 or so individuals still displaced by Hurricane Sanday. “If anyone has housing available, rooms, apartments or house rentals, please call me on my cell at 202-8121150,” said Linda Ross, client caseworker at the shelter. “Many have also lost their jobs as well as their homes, and please call me if there are jobs available,” she added. Red Cross shelter manager Paige Shaw said the shelter at St. Mary’s was opened on Nov. 8 after the closure of the two shelters that were in local schools: Pinelands Regional Junior High School and Southern Regional High School. The schools needed to reopen to their students. “At the height of our population when we first combined the shelters, we had around 145 individuals, ranging in age from children up to the elderly,” said Shaw. “Last night (Nov. 12), we had 88 people, and by the end of this afternoon I’ll probably have 100 again.” The shelter is providing cots to sleep on, food, clothing and even entertainment in the form of movies each night. Every individual meets with a Red Cross client caseworker such as Ross and also a representative from the Fed-

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WELCOME: Red Cross shelter worker Paige Shaw (left) and caseworker Linda Ross keep morale up at the shelter, off McKinley Avenue in Manahawkin. eral Emergency Management Agency, door and asking, ‘How can I help?’The said Shaw. “Between the two entities, whole community has been amazing,” we are doing all we can to meet with said Ross. every family and help them find partner “Housing is our biggest issue,” organizations. These partner organiza- said Shaw. “We are overloaded with tions include the United Way, the Salva- donations of food and clothing – pation Army, local churches, businesses, rishioners at St. Mary’s are buying and anyone who walks through those doors finding items for individuals. They say, and wants to help,” she said. ‘Give me the name of a family,’ and “We have had so many volunteers, then they go out and get them what from across the United States and lo- they need.” cally. We call them ‘spontaneous volun“We even have parishioners doing teers,’ people just walking through the their laundry, washing and returning

it,” said Ross. “Just this morning the (Porta Clean) shower van showed up, and I talked to a girl who said it was wonderful. Hot showers!” said Shaw. “This facility is very clean, and we haven’t had any incidents. Everyone has been wonderful; the clients are all very happy.” Schoolchildren are being picked up at the shelter and bused to their regular school district to keep their sense of continuity, she said. “Little Egg Harbor Police Chief Richard Buzby has been stopping in regularly to visit with them,” she added. “We have a lot of elderly and handicapped individuals,” Ross said. “Some of the elderly have no one, and now they have lost their homes. Their houses may be in the process of being repaired, but until then, they may be out of their homes for months.” The shelter will remain open as long as it takes to get people to their next destination, said Shaw. “We have no close date” Shaw and Ross are both volunteers and came hundreds of miles to assist in Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts. Shaw flew in from northern Nevada on Oct. 28, the day before the storm hit, and Ross came from Florida about a week ago. “Days are hard to remember,” Ross said. “But boy, is it cold here.” — Pat Johnson patjohnson@thesandpaper.net


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Eye on Recovery for 2013 Season

Surflight Cancels ‘White Christmas’ Due to Damage T he uncertainties surrounding Long Beach Island since Superstorm Sandy have forced Beach Haven’s Surflight Theatre to cancel its holiday production of Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.” “As you must all be aware from the official reports being issued by the authorities in regard to the recovery of Beach Haven,” wrote Surflight Press Director Charlie Siedenburg last Wednesday, “the effects of Hurricane Sandy has placed Long Beach Island in a very sensitive environmental status which will not be abated in the near future. “In regards to Surflight Theatre, the restoration officials will be unable to provide the services necessary to support the needs of the public until the infrastructure of plumbing and natural gas can be repaired and updated. Included in these truncated services are telephone and high speed internet that operate our box office. All of this could also cause a delay in the reopening of restaurants and their ability to provide the necessary sanitation for your comfort. “Therefore we must regrettably reschedule our production of Irving Berlin’s ‘White Christmas’ until next year. We are all saddened by this sudden turn in natural events, but know our decision is a good one in order to keep our audiences safe and focused on the fiscal demands of helping Long Beach Island, NJ

make a full recovery in time for the 2013 season.” The theater had earlier been forced to cancel the post-Sandy performances of Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park,” which had opened before the storm. A performance of Johann Strauss II’s “Die Fledermaus” by the Center Stage Opera that had been set for Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. also fell victim to Sandy. Surflight Theatre Executive Director Ken Myers said the theater itself could have rapidly been “made ready for production.” But the lack of gas, telephone, water and sewage forced the cancellations. Plus, the holiday show had been scheduled to open on Nov. 23 and with only essential personnel allowed on LBI until this past weekend a proper rehearsal period would have been impossible. Surflight’s box office remained closed as of Tuesday. The theater, however, has promised to contact individuals and groups holding tickets for all of the cancelled shows “in the very near future” to offer them exchange options. Surflight is also hoping that things on LBI will straighten out quickly enough for the theater to hold a “Christmas Gala” at a yet undetermined date and time that would benefit the theater and Beach Haven. The cancellation of the holiday show, which in past years has often

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SHOW STOPPER: Surflight is looking at a long road ahead to restore infrastructure and services that enable the organization to run. Showplace Ice Cream Parlour (above) is another casualty of the storm’s destruction. provided the financially fragile notfor-profit theater with the funds to survive through the dark winter and prepare for its next season, is the latest of a series of blows that has struck Surflight in 2012. Roy Miller, the Broadway producer who served as Surflight Artistic Director from the fall of 2010, and Executive Producer Tim Laczynski left Surflight in August to devote more time to upcoming Broadway projects. On Easter Day the part of the Surflight campus that provided housing for its technical staffs was damaged by a fire that broke out in the adjacent Gables Inn and Restaurant. Luckily, Southern Ocean County residents who have a yen to see a holiday musical still have an option. The Ocean Professional Theatre Company, headed by former Surflight Artistic Director Steve Steiner, will perform “Home for the

Holidays: A Musical Spectacular” from Dec. 7 to 16 at the OceanFirst Theater in Manahawkin. It is an original show, created by Gail Anderson Steiner, musical arrangement by her husband and a book by longtime Steiner associate Andrew Foote. “Home for the Holidays” is described as a “holiday story of one special day during the season when friends and family come together for a party at the Jersey Shore. An unexpected blizzard, a sprinkling of the ‘Nutcracker,’ a pinch of Dickens’ ‘Christmas Carol,’ stir in a little romance and festive song, top it all off with holiday magic and you get a new family tradition called ‘Home for the Holidays.’” Show times will be 7:30 p. m. on Dec. 7, 8, 14 and 15, 2 p.m. on the 8th, 9th, 15th and 16th and 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 11, 13 and 14.

Tickets are $35 for adults and $20 for children 12 years of age and younger. They can be purchased by calling 609-312-8306 or at the box office, located at 1000 McKinley Ave. in Manahawkin, from one hour before each performance. One last theater note – the aforementioned Roy Miller has a Broadway show opening at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Moday, Nov. 19. “A Christmas Story, the Musical” is based on the 1983 film comedy that has become a staple of the holiday season. It will enjoy a limited, holiday-related run through Dec. 30. Even “A Christmas Story” was affected by Sandy. Previews had been scheduled to begin on Nov. 5 but were moved back two nights because of the storm. — Rick Mellerup rickmellerup@thesandpaper.net

In Sandy’s Wake, Dutchman’s Works to Keep the Storm Workers Fed

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n times of crisis, many people feel compelled to help in any way they can. For David Schmid of the Dutchman’s Brauhaus on Cedar Bonnet Island, that means feeding people. As soon as the restaurant had electricity, he went to work in the kitchen, cooking for those who need hot meals. This week, he has provided fresh soup and hot sandwiches to the emergency workers, police, public works crews and contractors who man the checkpoints and come and go from the Island every day. While most of Cedar Bonnet Island remains powerless in Sandy’s after math, the Dutchman’s had power restored on Saturday because the building is on the same electrical grid as the traffic signals and Causeway Bridge, Schmid explained. Only a few inches of water intruded on the 50-year-old building, which was built well above flood height after the March storm of 1962. And the Quelle has stood strong, as it was originally built as a dyke, to be a protective barrier for the building against northeast storms; a 20-foot-wide, bulkheaded and steel-rodded wall takes the brunt of impact from large debris

floating down the bay. Along with his brothers, Schmid’s fi rst priority was cleaning up in the days immediately after the storm, which tore apart the docks (a portion of the property that is uninsurable, he said) and infl icted some damage to the roof, which is still being assessed. Half of the illuminated rooftop Dutchman’s sign is gone. Monday he started feeding people, as many as 30 to 35 a day. Two to three gallons of soup, portioned out into 8-ounce cups, along with some hot sandwiches, go a long way toward bolstering the resolve of those whose call of duty requires them to be out in the elements all day during the post-disaster period. “People remember,” he said of a kind gesture. Schmid slept at the Dutchman’s a couple of nights this week, and Rick Schmid is staying there while he is displaced from his home in North Beach. David Schmid described the current predicament as a time for reevaluating and re-tooling the way they do business, with regard to how they provide a service for people. “It’s going to be a difficult move forward, that’s for sure,” he said. — Victoria Lassonde

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RIGHT BITE: The Schmids put the restaurant kitchen to work to feed police, emergency workers and contractors.


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Charitable Company Urges, ‘Unite and Rebuild’

South Carolina Town Pitches in To Aid Barnegat

Jetty Uses T-Shirt Sales to Donate Supplies By KELLEY ANNE ESSINGER etty, a locally owned surf and skate apparel company, has made philanthropy a major part of its business since it opened in 2003. Each year, the organization takes part in a number of charitable events through sponsorship, donations and volunteer work. The company has helped aid victims of Hurricane Katrina and often lends a hand to local organizations, including Alliance for a Living Ocean and the Stafford Township Historical Society. When Superstorm Sandy hit the company’s hometown hard, raising money for donations immediately became a priority. “(Cory and I) knew as soon as we were sitting there in Ocean Acres, watching football on Sunday together after being evacuated, that we were going to do something to help. We were going to design a Tshirt and get it out there quickly,” said Jeremy DeFilippis, co-owner of Jetty. Three days after the storm, the relief T-shirt, dubbed “Unite and Rebuild,” was designed by Jetty’s creative director, John Clifford, and co-owners DeFilippis and Cory Higgins. It was displayed on the company’s website, ready for pre-order. A week later, more than 10,000 of the shirts had been purchased. Although the crew had not planned on starting the printing process until Nov. 16, they decided to begin the procedure nearly two weeks ahead of schedule, after considering the shirt’s overwhelming demand. The company hopes to donate 75 percent of the revenue it receives from the sale of the shirts. So far, more than $11,000 in donations has been given to many of the area’s local organizations, including Southern and Pinelands regional high schools; Barnegat Light, Surf City and Stafford Township fire companies; Little Egg Harbor Food Bank; New Jersey National Guard; and King of Kings Community Church. Many uprooted individuals are receiving donations as well.

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Continued from Page 27 “We’ve been doing whatever we can,” he said. “It could be helping carry away damaged furniture or cutting sheetrock. We’ve had our church open in the evening, serving hot chocolate and helping people relax a little.” Mary Duke, McClellanville town administrator, recalled that Hugo was a Category 3 storm when it was still out to sea, but then strengthened as it approached land. “After it made landfall, it started to weaken the more it moved inland and by the time it had reached western North Carolina, it was a tropical storm,” she said. “But the damage here had already been done.” She said McClellanville, located 35 miles north of Charleston, and other neighboring coastal villages took the brunt of the storm, which brought in tidal surges of between 17 and 20 feet. That level nearly doubled the surge brought on by Hurricane Sandy. “There were winds outside of more than 110 miles per hour,” she said. “It was the most horrifying experience I ever had. It is also amazing that we did not have any fatalities. It took several years before everything could get back to speed. Those fishing villages and their boats got wiped out.” Duke said she had been reading about Hurricane Sandy online, and she thought some people in this area “were making the same mistake” about decisions to stay at home to ride out the storm. “I guess when it comes to hurricanes, most people learn the hard way,” she said. However, when she and other McClellanville officials learned of Ocean County’s plight, it was quickly decided they would help. “We’re asking for monetary donations,” said Duke. “So far, we’ve raised about $5,000. I know it is not a lot of money, but we had to do something to help them, when you think of what all they did to help us.” Duke said her community is not really a big tourist attraction like Long Beach Island. It is located near protected areas that allow little room for building. “People have to go out of town to find hotels,” she said. Neyenhouse said he saw similarities to McClellanville. “It was what Barnegat was like when we had a lot of baymen, before it got built up,” he said. “It also looked a little like the fishing boat docks you have in Barnegat Light.” Neyenhouse said he and Beverly returned to McClellanville in late October 1989 and attended a service at the local United Methodist Church. He said a member gave him a waterlogged copy of the church’s cookbook. He brought it back to Barnegat United Methodist Church, and held a fundraiser for the South Carolina church, featuring recipes from the book. Some of the recipes unfamiliar to this area included hush puppies (Southern deep-fried dough) and Hoppin’ John, a dish of peas and rice. “We had fried chicken, a coleslaw recipe, cranberry salad and some other dinners,” said Neyenhouse. “We raised about $2,000 for the church.” Neyenhouse and his wife returned again to McClellanville eight years ago. “I didn’t remember many of the people, but when I told them I was from Barnegat, their faces lit up, and they continued to thank us,” he said. “And we certainly appreciate the fact that they want to do something to help us, because we’re experiencing a little what they went through.” Y ericenglund@thesandpaper.net

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QUICKER: Jetty Production Assistant Tony Coon works ‘around the clock’ screenprinting thousands of Hurricane Sandy relief T-shirts at the company’s warehouse in Little Egg Harbor. More than 10,000 of the tees were ordered during the first week they were offered online. So far, $11,000 has been donated to local organizations. “We really wanted to give the money directly to people who needed it; we wanted to give to the people that were displaced and to the emergency first responders,” DeFilippis stated. “We didn’t want to beat around the bush and give to those big organizations where your $100 donation becomes $30 after they pay all their administrative costs and everything. “We’re so keen on getting people what they need, and not just throwing them a bag of clothes and saying, ‘Here you go.’ We literally get a list and go and buy people exactly what they need,” he added. Given the T-shirt’s response, DeFilippis said Jetty has defi nite plans for donating to many of the shore areas that have been rocked by the storm, all the way from Delaware to Long Island, N.Y. The company has already made con-

tributions to the Brigantine Community Center near Atlantic City. Jetty’s staff workers and volunteers have been working “around the clock” printing, packaging and shipping the T-shirts by hand at the company’s warehouse, located in Little Egg Harbor. David Caldarella, founder of David’s Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation, has been helping out at Jetty’s warehouse throughout the process. He said the “positive vibe” inside the factory has made the onset of devastation a little easier to endure, a feeling even the company’s youngest volunteers seemed to share. “It makes me feel good knowing that I can help other people,” claimed Brittany Smith, 14, of Tuckerton, who said she was heading to the Sea Oaks Golf Club later to also volunteer at a spaghetti dinner. “While some other kids are out

doing drugs, drinking and smoking, we’re helping people that are in need,” added Smith’s cousin, Julia Zazenski, 13, from Tuckerton, while folding a Jetty relief T-shirt. “We know we have a tight community around here. And everyone loves Long Beach Island. But it’s really awesome to see everyone doing their part,” said DeFilippis. “People are just really pitching in, and I think that’ll contribute to rebuilding the community twice as fast,” he added. Jetty’s relief tees are made with eco-based, water-friendly ink, and come in a range of sizes. Orders costs $20 per shirt, plus $5 for shipping. To make a purchase, go to jettylife.com. For an up-to-date list regarding Jetty’s donations, visit http://jettylife.com/community/ charity/sandy-relief-2/. Y kelleyanne@thesandpaper.net

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he American Red Cross began mobilizing throughout New Jersey this past weekend to hand out hundreds of care packages filled with relief supplies, including hygiene, cleaning and comfort items to victims of Superstorm Sandy. Volunteers drove through Southern Ocean County delivering food, water and comfort kits to those who accepted them on Long Beach Island and in Beach Haven West, Little Egg Harbor, Tuckerton and Waretown, among other local communities. “As we learn about specific neighborhoods in need, we are immediately putting plans in place to provide help,” Charley Shimanski, senior vice president of disaster services for the Red Cross, said in a press release last week. A number of fixed feeding sites and shelters are being stationed throughout the area, as well as mobile bulk distributions. The nationwide organization will continue to offer support during the recovery. For an up-to-date list of fixed and mobile service locations in the vicinity, visit the Disaster Online Newsroom at http://newsroom.redcross.org/sandy-fixedfeeding-locations/, or call the Jersey Coast Chapter at 732-493-9100. —Kelley Anne Essinger

Jack Reynolds

BY YOUR SIDE: Island residents line up to receive care packages filled with relief supplies, including hygiene, cleaning and comfort items, from volunteers of the American Red Cross.


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or years, Joe Rulli has been up to his eyeballs in occasional flood issues at the Beach Haven Crest location of Joeys’ Pizza & Pasta. This time, it was literal. “The water was up to my eyeballs, my eyebrows actually, and I’m almost 6 feet tall,” the business owner told The SandPaper on Monday, Nov. 5, as he led a photographer through the upheaval of the interior. The outside sign’s “Occasional Waterfront Dining” post “to take the negative and put a positive spin on it,” Rulli said, has been picked up by national media. During heavy rains or very high tides, water from the street storm drains regularly creep up around the 70-year-old, lowlying block building. In the winter storm of 1992, more than 3 feet of floodwater reached the counters. Each time, the crew would “clean the place from top to bottom.” But Hurricane Sandy ordered pizza to go, with everything. “Every piece of equipment was pretty much ruined. This is a tough one,” Rulli said. Ironically, even as the Ship Bottom location also got 3 feet of

Back at Helm, Seaport Open During Repair Higher Rooms Fine And Events Are On

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s it rebuilds creekside sections that Hurricane Sandy flooded, the Tuckerton Seaport in Tuckerton is open in its higher buildings and is scheduling events, including a community Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 24 (see separate story.) “We are relieved to report that the Seaport is still here despite significant storm damage to our site and buildings,” Executive Director Paul Hart announced the week after the storm. He assessed the situation succinctly: “Was it bad? Yes. Will it break us? Never.” The Seaport has re-opened the second and third floors of the visitors center (gift shop, offices and Jacques Cousteau Estuarine exhibit), the original Hunting Shanty and Tucker’s Island Lighthouse. Work to remediate water damage on the ground floor of the visitors center is under way, and that floor is expected to be usable soon, Hart said. “Remediation of smaller exhibit buildings, such as the decoy carving shops, will take longer but should be completed in time for the 2013 season opening,” he said Wednesday, Nov. 7. The 40-acre site suffered water and wind damage, floating debris and downed trees. High water crested about 18 inches inside the buildings on the boardwalk. Thankfully, the actual boardwalk and bulkhead do not appear to have suffered any storm damage, Hart said. In the meantime, Tuckerton Seaport is carrying on with special events and winter classes. Women are invited to come take a relaxing break on Friday, Nov. 16, for Ladies Night Out, a night of shopping, food and fun

flood damage, business has been booming at the Stafford Township location in Ocean Acres. Rulli has been bringing food from that site every day to the National Guard troops at the Long Beach Township Emergency Operations Center command post in the municipal building courtroom. “At fi rst, it was a request from the township; there are about 1,000 National Guard here, and nothing was open,” Rulli explained. Of his own losses, he prefers to think of the bright side – summer when the Crest location should be open again, and the Island will be in better shape for everyone who loves it. “It’s a mess, but I was on the Island last Wednesday (two days after the hurricane), and every day it looks better. It’s upsetting to see the Island that way, it’s the place where I grew up. It almost brings you to tears, but it also almost brings you to tears to see the efforts that people are putting into get it back in shape,” Rulli commented. “As of now, I haven’t heard of anyone who died in the storm, and I think that’s a tribute to the efforts

Ryan Morrill

SANDY ORDERED ‘WITH EVERYTHING’: Owner Joe Rulli looks over large-size damage in the kitchen of the Beach Haven Crest location last week. Meanwhile, the Stafford location served food to the first responders. of emergency management. That’s the most important thing. Every-

thing lost, including my stuff, can be replaced.”

— Maria Scandale mariascandale@thesandpaper.net

Picking Up the Mail on the Mainland

LBI Residents Swamp Tuckerton Post Office

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uckertonians used to a slow pace at their local post office, a place where they are sure to meet a neighbor or two for a chat, have lately found themselves surrounded by strangers. Stories of storm-related hardships circulate in the crowd; these are all Long Beach Island residents coming to retrieve their mail. The small Tuckerton Post Office, located on the corner of Route 9 and Wood Street, has been commandeered as a distribution center since Hurricane Sandy disrupted life on the barrier island. Parking is limited and harrowing on the narrow, one-way street and some LBI folks are disregarding the “one way” sign, leading to more traffic tie-ups. “On Friday and Saturday (Nov. 2 and 3), there were traffic jams on Route 9, but it got better by Sunday,” said Long Beach Island Postmaster Brian Sheeran. Sheeran set up his command center in the retail office on the Friday after the storm. “I’ve moved my entire operation here. All my letter carriers are in the back, sorting and collating the mail. They are working ten-hour days, and I bet I worked a hundred hours last week,” said Sheeran. “But it needs to be done; we need to take care of these people.” The first giant chore is rerouting all those LBI addresses to new ones, as people have moved in with neighbors, friends and relatives on the mainland and farther inland.

“People have been displaced,” said Sheeran. “I have two people inputting change-of-address cards all day.” Sheeran said he was able to eliminate one step in the process. In the past, the cards would have gone to the central distribution office. The local emergency situation allows his workers to change them right away, making it more efficient.

The second giant chore is collating the mail. “If people come to get their mail every day, it’s not so bad. But when it’s day after day, we have to keep intercollating their mail, and that’s a time-consuming task.” The line starts before the doors open at 9 a.m. “There are usually 10 to 15 people waiting,” the postmas-

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from 4 to 7 p.m. in the visitors center. This is a free-admission event. Also, mark your holiday calendars for the annual Christkindlmarkt, on Dec. 8 and 9. Throughout December, the Seaport will hold the inaugural Festival of Trees, supporting regional non-

profits, which will be even more critical than when the event originally was organized. “We appreciate the overwhelming outpouring of support from our volunteers, and we will soon be in a position to put them to work,” Hart said. “Tuckerton Seaport was fi rst

built by volunteers and community support and will soon be rebuilt in the same spirit of the bay. “Our hearts are with our neighbors and friends who suffered damage and loss to their homes and businesses. Tuckerton and the Southern Ocean County region will rebuild

together.” For more information, see the Tuckerton Seaport Facebook page and www.tuckertonseaport.org in the coming weeks, where updates can be found. — Maria Scandale mariascandale@thesandpaper.net

Jack Reynolds

IT JUST KEEPS COMING: Long Beach Island Postmaster Brian Sheeran (center), with mail carrier Mike Fontanes and the thousands of pieces of mail waiting for Long Beach Island residents in the Tuckerton Post Office.

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Barnegat Will Host First-Round Football Playoff Game Friday Southern Opens Playoffs on the Road By RICK MELLERUP urricane Sandy certainly slammed the lives of millions of people in New Jersey and New York when it blitzed the region a couple of weeks ago. The sports scene, though, received just a glancing blow. The New York City Marathon, of course, was finally cancelled just two days before it was to be run on Sunday, Nov. 4. And the highly anticipated, regular season opener between the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Knicks at the $1 billion dollar Barclays Center, originally set for Thursday, Nov. 1, had to be rescheduled. That, however, was about the extent of the damage to the professional sports world. In New Jersey the situation was very much the same. A few high school football teams still have unusable fields and had to cancel or shift games to neutral sites. But Sandy’s main impact on Garden State athletics was the one-week postponement of New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association tournaments in all sports. Meanwhile the final weekend of regular season football games was shelved for a week as well. By this past weekend, however, all teams were back in action. The Southern Regional High School football Rams won an emotionally-charged game on Saturday afternoon when they easily defeated visiting Toms River East, 41-20, to up their record to 6-2. If Southern hadn’t rested most of its starters in the second half, the score would have been even more lopsided. The Rams scored TDs every time they possessed the ball in the first half. Senior QB Dan Higgins had a monster game, completing 14 of his 16 passes, including three touchdowns. His 266 yards in the air set a Southern school record. Higgins, as has been his norm this season, spread the ball around, connecting with six receivers. As has also usually been the case in 2012, junior receiver Mike Gesicki was a potent weapon. He only had three catches for the day, but still managed to gain 107 yards, thanks in large part to a 49-yard TD sprint on Southern’s second offensive play of the game. He later added a 21yard touchdown catch. Gesicki also notched an interception on defense. Senior Abe Gonzalez had a great day, too, catching three passes for 72 yards, rushing seven times for 34 yards and scoring two TDs. (Remember, Rams starters sat for much of the game, so junior Rob Yaiser was Southern’s leading rusher for the day, gaining 53 yards on 13 carries.) Toms River East sits at the bottom of the A South standings, with an 0-6 division record, while the Rams are in second with a 5-2 division record, behind only undefeated Lacey. And the Raiders aren’t exactly a defensive

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powerhouse, having surrendered 297 points this season, as compared with the stingy Southern defense that has only allowed 93. Still, the victory was a great pre-playoffs confidence booster for a Southern team that had several players suffer greatly from Sandy. On Monday Southern was officially rewarded for its fine season with a berth in the South Jersey Group V (no, you’re not having trouble with your eyes; there are five groups in all of the state’s public high school football tournaments this year) playoffs. Unfortunately, the Rams were seeded sixth, meaning Southern must travel to Gloucester County on Friday, Nov. 16 to square off against Washington Township High School in a game that will kick off at 7 p.m. The Minutemen have a 7-1 record this year, with their 9-6 loss to Eastern, the tourney’s second seed, coming way back in the first week of the season. Like Southern, Washington Township is in second place in its division, the West Jersey American Football, behind the perfect Williamstown, the South Jersey Group V tournament’s top seed. A quick look at seasonal statistics would indicate a close game. Southern has scored 188 points this fall while giving up 93; Washington Township has put 202 points on the board while allowing 101. The Rams have featured a balanced offense, averaging 168.6 yards per game on the ground and 135.4 through the air; the Minutemen have shown balance, too, averaging 150 yards rushing while gaining 140.4 passing yards per game. The bad news for Southern, though, is that according to MaxPreps.com, the Rams are rated as the 92nd best team in the Garden State while Washington Township is ranked 17th. And, of course, the Minutemen will have home field advantage. On the other hand, both of Southern’s losses this year came at home, so perhaps a road game might actually be an advantage for the Rams. Another possible factor is that Southern’s Thanksgiving game is against Central Regional, a 3-5 squad that isn’t exactly what you could call a traditional rival for the Rams. Washington Township, on the other hand, will battle the aforementioned Williamstown on Nov. 22, and that is definitely a longstanding rivalry. Might Washington Township have difficulty focusing on Southern and be in for a letdown? Weirder things have happened! Barnegat Loses, But a Third Seed The Barnegat High School Bengals didn’t have a happy return to the gridiron when they played their first post-Sandy game last Friday, losing to visiting Red Bank Regional, 13-0. Balanced offenses are almost always a plus for football teams, and the Bengals were anything but balanced on Friday. Sophomore QB Cinjun Erskine and senior wide receiver Pat

Photographs by Jack Reynolds

LAST STAND: Group IV second seed Southern Regional (in white) advanced to the semi-final with a double overtime win over Washington Township, but the season ended on Nov. 12 (above) with a 2-1 loss to Shawnee High School. Moran were in synch, with Moran catching nine passes for 124 yards. But all the other Bengal receivers only managed five receptions for 27 yards. Meanwhile Red Bank stuffed the Barnegat ground game, allowing just 31 yards on 18 carries. It was an unusual game for the Bengals, who have averaged 145.5 yards rushing and 109.6 passing for the season. Barnegat now has a 4-4 record for the season. Still, the team qualified for the NJSIAA South Jersey Group III playoffs. Indeed, they were rewarded with the third seed. That means the Bengals have a home playoff game, set for this Friday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. Their opponent will be the tourney’s sixth seed, Bridgeton. The Bulldogs are 5-4 for the year but MaxPreps ranks them as only the 231st best team in New Jersey, while the Bengals are ranked 174th. Speaking of balance, it seems Bridgeton has very little. The Bulldogs have averaged 166.9 yards a game rushing but a mere 47.3 through the air. Pinelands Regional, with a 1-9 record, didn’t qualify for the playoffs. Instead the Wildcats will be preparing to host Barnegat for a 10 a.m. Thanksgiving Day game. The Pinelands/Barnegat Thanksgiving Day game has developed

into a rivalry. But considering the misfortunes of the Wildcats this year, it seems very unlikely that Barnegat will be caught looking ahead when it plays Bridgeton. Girls Pick Up Wins In Soccer, Field Hockey Last week was a busy one for local teams that qualified for the playoffs in other sports. Many area residents were more than a little preoccupied in the wake of Sandy, and probably didn’t catch the results. So a recap is in order, starting with the “other football,” soccer. The Southern Regional boys soccer team was the 16th and last seed in the NJSIAA South Jersey Group IV tourney, so it had to visit top-seeded Absegami last Tuesday. The Rams season ended with a 2-0 loss. Pinelands was seeded 14th in the South Jersey Group III tourney. The Wildcats lost their opening game against third-seeded Hammonton on Thursday, 3-0. Barnegat earned the 15th seed and had to visit second-seeded Woodstown in the Southern Jersey Group II tournament on Tuesday. Woodstown sent the Bengals packing, defeating the visitors 5-1. The area’s girls had more success in their tournaments. Barnegat was the seventh seed in

the South Jersey Group II affair, and proved worthy of that seed when the Bengals defeated 10th-seeded Cedar Creek, 2-1, on Monday, Nov. 5. But the tourney’s seeding proved accurate on Tuesday when Lower Cape May, seeded second, earned a 3-0 win the next day to bounce Barnegat from the tourney. Pinelands, seeded 10th in South Jersey Group III, pulled off a minor upset on Thursday when it defeated the tourney’s seven-seed, Ocean City, 1-1. But 1-1, doesn’t that look like a tie? Yes, because the score was notched after two overtime periods and the game had to be decided by penalty kicks. Alicia Herbert tied the game with about 10 minutes left in regulation, scoring an unassisted goal. Even in the shootout, both teams fought valiantly, with five girls for each team stepping up and three for each being successful. Heather Scott then scored for Pinelands and the exhausting game finally ended when Wildcats goalie Breanna Wilson made a sprawling save on Ocean City’s last attempt. Pinelands was set to play its second round match on Nov. 13, visiting their tournament’s second seed, Central Regional, which was an 8-1 winner in its first tourney game. Continued on Page 35


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s far as realm rockers go, Sandy was a Richter scale buster for LBI. While the mainland seems to have adjusted fairly quickly after Madam Superstorm, the Island still isn’t sure what’s what – or what’s to be. A few shops have reopened, including a number of oasis coffee shops. A decent number of other hardcore LBI businesses are hoping to get registers buzzing real soon. On the other side of the waterlogged coin (huh?), many Island businesses that traditionally try to hold on for the Christmas shopping season have given up that ghost of a notion. But, bank on this: There’s absolutely no doubt that seasonal businesses will be up and properly running by next spring. It’s gonna take more than your everyday superstorm to sink this Island. SANDY PEELS AWAY: Almost like Sandy’s wind bands, the storm’s damage keeps coming in waves. As the Island opens further and further to returners, the storm’s toll continues to rise to the surface. Every day, more and more first-timers are arriving to have their sinkingest fears fulfilled. Even second time arounders, who thought they had already removed the ruinedness, are returning to discover new and often deeper down water damage. And Island curbsides grow heavier and uglier. Never has so much trash gathered so thickly on such a densely developed Island. It’s often a surreal-looking overload. There is talk of reopening a landfill in Little Egg Harbor, maybe call it Sandy’s Place. It would be, exclusively, a repository for all Sandy hath wrought – and which is now further rotting. Even with a pit in place, it would then be a case of rallying caravans of trash trucks and dump trucks, much the way heavy plowing equipment pulled together right after the storm. I’m just not sure that trucking types will rally as readily. I hate to even hint at this but health hazards might arise should street shoulders stay piled high with debris containing who-knows-what. Luckily, we’re in cooler times. Still, it’ll soon become imperative to get thousands of tons of indiscriminate debris rolling outta here. MY HURTIN’ HOUSE: I spent Sunday in my own trenches, trying to sort through watereddown things, trying to differentiate between those that were ruined, badly damaged or were collateral damage, i.e. only slightly wounded by the flood but being thrown out as part of this odd – and disheartening – resignation that it’s easier to discard just about everything. While I’m not big on tapping our government for anything, I’ve quietly begun reading up on FEMA’s helping handiness. It’s the first “Best Seller” I’ve read in ages.

By the by, I’m hearing some incredibly upbeat reports from those who contacted FEMA early on. How can we not thank our president and governor? A weekend family I know had removed their home’s saturated, wallto-wall rugs and were feeling decently about the sturdy wooden floorboards below. I checked on their house yesterday and found virtually every frickin’ Ryan Morrill floorboard had turned up like the toes on the Wicked Witch of the West. TALKIN’ SHACK: I talked with Jimmy Yuhas, the man behind efforts to save the Shack. He’s amenable to a facsimile being built where the icon stood – as if there was much of an option. Jim is also willing to deem the re- BOAT WAKE: These are just a few of the vessels all but given up for dead after floodwaters had their way maining pilings as adequate symbolic with them. It now comes down to captains trying to track down the whereabouts of their wayward boats. representation of the entire disappeared structure. Again, the options were a bit And it had a gnarlier angle. The boat had done a tified used” offer I couldn’t refuse – and it was limited. Both he and I felt the appropriateness in a bang up job on the neighbor’s house as it settled bright red, much less. I’m sporting a Silverado, with crew seating. By the by, that fire engine 100-year storm finally stealing away the Shack. in. There’s one for the courts. As I noted in here last week, the state is ad- toning adds a high-viz factor when driving road, I kinda balked when he wanted me to go and look for Shack debris. I told him I would put vising boat owners of where marine police have field and stream. My new “buggy” is so similar to my drowned out word that anyone in Stafford finding an old located their vessels. They have 30 days to come hunting shack in his or her yard, please contact and get them. After that it gets kinda interesting. Sierra that I won’t be missing a stride when it RE-TRUCK ME: Well, I’m back in the comes to exchanging waves from passing come. Watch me get calls about a dozen of ’em. horts. Of course I will be fielding a few hundred, saddle again. “How about this one, Jim? Ring a bell?” Barlow (GMC) on Route 72 made me a “cerContinued on Page 34 PARADE BE-GONE: This year’s Ship Bottom Christmas Parade has been cancelled. It’s weird. I became a co-host of the annual parade six years ago. Since then, two have been cancelled because of storms. Prior to that, not a single parade had been cancelled. BOATERS GET ROCKED: I talked with a load of boat owners who fared horribly in Sandy’s wake. You know you’re in a mess when you go to the marina, ask where your boat is, and get handed a pair of binoculars. Many mainland captains who had sideyarded their vessels are still out there cruising Dependable Waterfront Sales & Service since 1959 the neighborhood, trying to sort through flotillas of breakaway boats, trying to extricate Fishin’ Fool and What, Me Worry? While many flood-loosed, free-roaming vesPopular High-Quality Boats sels now sit on sedges or in bay meadows, often no worse for wear, a couple mariners I talked to had their stored vessels utterly ruined on the spot. They had, advisedly, removed the plug to allow rainwater to run out. Holes are equal opportunity openings: rainwater out, floodwaters in, makes no never-mind to a hole. Those unplugged boats were essentially weighed down where they sat, as floodwaters rushed in and filled to the gills, not For Family Fun to mention the uninsured electronics. Boston Whaler I know of at least one “Come get your frickin’ boat outta my front yard,” call. It was among Key West • Parker neighboring residents in Beach Haven West.

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The 9th Finally Gets Due Credit: ‘Bravo for the Jersey Blues!’

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he events of March 14, 1862, at New Bern, N.C., would make General Ambrose Burnside a national hero and help propel him to a disastrous tenure as the head of the Army of the Potomac. They would also bring national recognition to the men of the 9th New Jersey Regiment, which contained most of the volunteers from Ocean County. The 9th, known as the Jersey muskrats, had landed on the Carolina mainland on the 13th and marched toward New Bern, a rail center and former colonial capital of North Carolina. Burnside remembered, “We came in contact with the enemy’s pickets just before dark, when it was decided to delay the attack until morning. That night a most dreary bivouac followed. Early the next morning, notwithstanding the fog, the disposition for the attack was made. General Foster was ordered to engage the enemy on the right, General Reno to pass on the extreme left, and General Parke to occupy the center.” John D. Foster of Newark was with the 9th, and he wrote, “… on the morning of the 14th the column moved to the attack, firing commencing on the right first, at eight o’clock. Reno’s Brigade, after marching some two miles, filed off to the left and entering the woods, formed line of battle, the Fifty-first Pennsylvania, Colonel Hartranft, being held in the rear as a support to the Ninth, which was thus given the extreme left of the line. At nine o’clock the brigade advanced to within two hundred yards of the enemy’s works, when it opened a sharp fire of musketry with telling effect; the enemy meanwhile replying with much vigor, having five guns bearing on our position.” The 9th was part of the brigade commanded by Gen. Jesse L. Reno, a loyal Virginian. James Madison Drake of Trenton a young lieutenant with the 9th, recalled, “General Reno, our commander, observing the Confederates getting a gun in position to sweep the railroad, directed the skirmishers of the Twenty-first Massachusetts to open upon them, and as soon as that regiment could form line he ordered it to charge upon and take the brick kiln, which those in advance could plainly see. The Twenty-first charged gallantly but meeting an overwhelming force were compelled to retreat, leaving behind them several guns which they had taken.” Col. Charles Heckman of Phillipsburg commanded the 9th, “… and opened a brisk fire with telling effect, the enemy meanwhile vigorously replying, having the guns from three earth works bearing on our position. Discovering a movement on my left flank, our left wing

Fish Story Continued from Page 33 “Wow, you got your old truck back.” Truth be told, I’m not big on change, though a lottery win here and there would be nice. In my new buggy, I did give up bed length for people pleasures. It has a four-door set-up. That means I can now jam tons of dignified junk inside the vehicle, for safe and dry keeping. I think I can finally collect “dry goods,” whatever the hell they are. Expectedly, local car dealerships are getting busier by the day with what amounts to flood overflow business – almost exclusively folks looking for new vehicles. Show-offs. CLASSIC ANOTHER SANDY VICTIM: The Southern Ocean County Chamber has suspended the 2012 Long Beach Island Surf Fishing Classic. That’s a first in the event’s 58-year history. It was a 100-year storm, so the math makes since. Per a communiqué I got from Michelle: “After conversations with the Chamber’s Executive Committee regarding the impact of the hurricane on the overall safety and integrity of the tournament, the Classic was suspended as of the last day before the hurricane, which was 10/28/12.” As for those who shelled out the entry fee, the Chamber is trying to see if maybe that can be extended to next year’s event. There’s some legal stuff to be worked out.

was reversed in time to repel this attack of the enemy. … The Ninth then resumed the direct attack, and soon silenced the rebel artillery, our sharp-shooters picking off their gunners with fatal accuracy of aim.” One of the incidents that led to the regiment’s fame as sharpshooters involved Capt. James Stewart of Warren County. “It was then that I noticed a man (a short distance to our right) spring upon the Confederate works, run along them for, say, 15 or 20 feet, and then jump down behind them. It was a most reckless piece of daring. He was fired at by many, but escaped being hit. Shortly after this exhibition of bravado, I had my men lying down and I was leaning against the side of a young tree and was looking into the muzzle of one of the siege guns and wondering to myself in which county I should land if that gun was discharged, when I noticed a man’s arm reaching over and near the breech of the gun. I seized the rifle of Private Lott of H Company, and as I brought the gun to my shoulder, the man raised himself, exposing his head and shoulders and evidently trying to prime the heavy gun. The moment I fired, he sprang straight up and fell back. Immediately following this shot, ‘Charge, Ninth New Jersey!’ sounded along the line, and our men sprang forward.” North Carolina historian Edward Harding wrote of the incident. “During the battle, Captain Stewart found himself to be the marked target for a Confederate marksman. Captain James Stewart decided to ‘fix his field glasses and find the Confederate marksman’ who had just put a bullet through his new eighteen dollar high-crowned slouch hat. After locating his adversary, Stewart used his ‘Davy Crockett’ techniques and placed his hat on the muzzle of his weapon. He elevated his rifle a foot to two above where he was laying on the ground. His ploy deceived the Confederate sharpshooter. It caused him to fire and expose the upper half of his body. Before the sharpshooter could lower his still smoking musket or withdraw from the open port-hole where he was positioned, Captain Stewart shot his rival through the head whereby ending the exchange.” At that moment Heckman acted. “The ammunition of the Ninth being reduced to ten rounds, I prevailed with General Reno to let the Ninth charge; and that charge settled the contest. Dashing eagerly forward, down into the ravine, across its miry bottom, through the stubborn abattis, the intrepid assailants swept up

to the earth works, climbed their slippery sides, and captured the whole of the works south of the railroad, with six guns (light battery), one stand of colors, many prisoners and field, staff and artillery horses.” Drake was nearby. “In another moment Colonel Heckman’s clarion voice rang over that portion of the battlefield loud enough to be heard by every Jerseyman engaged: ‘Charge, Ninth, charge!’ and before the echo had died away, the Ninth, determined not to be outstripped by any other command, dashed eagerly forward, some leaping from tree to tree through the abattis, while others waded through a swamp, and others springing over pitfalls, swept irresistibly up to the earthworks on a commanding hill, climbed their blood-stained, slippery sides and jumped within the fortifications, just as the Twentysixth North Carolina regiment, under Colonel Zebulon B. Vance, which had valiantly defended them, retreated. The Ninth captured three redans, six pieces of artillery, one stand of colors (a flag belonging to the Beaufort plow-boys), some prisoners and a number of horses belonging to the batteries and the staff.” Heckman led the way for his men. “It was a wild scene when Colonel Heckman, older than most of his men, and consequently a little stiff in his joints, without his swordscabbard, which had been carried from his side by a shot, clambered over into the center battery. … Cheers, almost sufficient to arouse the spirits of the dead lying stretched about in gory mantle, were given again and again for our intrepid leader, who modestly acknowledged the compliment.” At New Bern there was little doubt what regiment carried the day. The New York Tribune reported, “In the capture of Newberne, the Ninth New Jersey Regiment sustained the honor of their State with characteristic gallantry. Though their position in that brilliant engagement was one of great exposure, they bore themselves through the conflict like veterans, suffering more severely than any other regiment on the field.” According to the Newark Advertiser, “I never calculated upon witnessing more cool, substantial, effective bravery, than was exhibited by the New Jersey Ninth on that day.” Toms River’s Ocean Emblem stated, “The city of Newbern was captured, after bloody and desperate battles on land. We find the following report of killed and wounded in Company D: Private Henry Socher, killed. Captain T.W. Middleton, wounded. Private J.B. Steelman;

C.H. Mount; J.A. Erridson; John B. Sledman; W.H. Harley; Jacob Yenny, wounded. This list completely establishes the daring and bravery of our Ocean County company. Long may the memory of their heroic deeds remain fresh in the minds of a grateful people. The whole Ninth New Jersey regiment was in the thickest of the battle.” The flag would become part of Civil War lore. Drake saw it “was emblazoned with thirteen stars, and bore the inscription – ‘Beaufort Plowboys, presented by the ladies of Beaufort.’ How fleeting are earth’s treasures! Its glories, how evanescent! The banner the Plowboys had a few days previous received at the hands of fair ladies, and which they had defiantly flaunted at us during the entire forenoon, had been snatched from their grasp by the rude hands of a Jerseyman.” According to Harding, there was more to the flag story. “After the remaining Confederate troops fled the earthworks, Captain Stewart decided to try and find the sharpshooter who had been his adversary during the battle. To his horror and amazement, he found his opponent to be Captain William P. Martin. Captain Martin was his boyhood friend from his hometown of Washington, New Jersey. Still shaken from the discovery of his fallen companion, Captain Stewart reformed his company and began the pursuit of the retreating Beaufort Plow Boys for two miles into the town of New Bern. “The following day, Stewart decided to retrace his steps on the blood-stained battlefield to the redoubt. During the reconnaissance, Sergeant David C. Bradford, from New Brunswick, New Jersey, recovered the flag of the Plow Boys. Just prior to their retreat, Second Lieutenant William Stevenson, ‘with his pocket knife, while running up the hill from the works cut the cord that bound the flag to its staff and hurriedly placed it in the folds of his knapsack.’ During their retreat, the Plow Boys were ‘so hard pressed that they were compelled to throw off all encumbrances except their guns to escape alive.’ Thus, the flag of the Beaufort Plow Boys had been lost.” The flag story was used to show the romanticized version of the divided nation. A line in the New York Tribune showed its reality. “Out of a total loss of three hundred and sixtyfour killed and wounded, they lost sixty-two, or one-sixth of the whole, although twelve regiments were in the battle. Bravo for the Jersey Blues!” Y Next Week: Forgive and forget – war touching a piece of history. tpfcjf@comcast.net

I will note that a huge factor in that decision was the legal implications of encouraging over 600 anglers to hit beaches barely recovered from an historic erosion hit. I sure hope fishing folks don’t hold this against the tourney as a whole. SANDY VERSUS OLD ’62: While there is no doubt that Sandy was epic and approaching “all-time,” there should rightfully remain some questions regarding which was the more kick-ass storm, March ’62 or Sandy ’12. When it comes to drowning former highwater marks, Lady Superstorm was in a flood league of her own. She dwarfed ’62. One for her. When it comes to the fastest rising high tide seen in Jersey’s white man timeframe, Sandy again takes the soaked cake. Fairly official reports had the tide rise three feet in less than 8 minutes. I saw that rapid rise factor firsthand. Another one for the girl. However, for plain old gnarliness and utter terrorific sky fury, old ’62 – which literally powered oceanfront houses all the way down onto the Boulevard – remains the kick-assiest storm to modern date. Sure, many more homes are on pilings now, but even so, the fury factor of March ’62 simply wasn’t here during Sandy. Had I tried a height-of-the-storm hike from Ship Bottom to Surf City at the peak of the March Storm, this column would be owned by someone named Melvin or Biff. LET FREEDOM FLY: Now that LBI access and transiting has been freed up from the vice-grip

of “Disaster” rule, I want to join the many folks thanking the police and National Guard forces for taking such good care of things hereabouts. At the same time, I have to admit that during the closure of the Island, I experienced, albeit on a mini-scale, what life must be like in an occupied nation. Don’t get me wrong. The near-Martial Law was all good – and well needed – in the immediate wake of the storm. But the sense of paranoia I got when driving or even stepping out onto the road – to be put upon by authorities wanting to see my papers, so to speak – added a whole new feel to Veterans Day for me. I can’t comprehend being under that plunger of power policing, year in/ year out. Seeing our police officers now back to their friendlier, public service mode, is a soothing indicator that things are getting back to normal. Personally, I’ll be getting a whole new set of U.S.A. flags to display this year, though the ones that got flood-soaked – and now show a bit of color drift – do offer an added story of their own when unfurled. I saw a fellow who had done some plugging, mid-Island and had a keeper bass to show. However, he had his session shortened by the heavy equipment doing beach fixes. The Island is filling up pretty fast and with the lights off, it can be a bitch just pulling onto the Boulevard, mainly mid-Island. RUNDOWN: I saw some fishing success from boats near Barnegat Inlet taking nonstop

schoolie bass on spot, jigs and even on umbrellas (actually that troll was outside the inlet). Outside the one plugged fish I heard about yesterday, I haven’t seen many folks working the surf. I’ll try later today – after putting in another day helping folks lighten their flood loads. Though most folks lost their spot pens to the storm, there are still spot to be had via shop and whatnot. They’re sure-shot bait. This is also the season of the jigheads, especially Spros and Wildeyes. Surfcasting is mainly bait-based, though I hope to soon get back to plugging. Refrozen bait sucks. I know many a home was without electric, then got it back – all before folks returned. Even though the bait only got slightly soft, the rehardened bait just hold rancid oils. One exception is salted clams. Of my ten-some tackle boxes, only a couple garaged ones got floodwater inside. Talk about ugly. Still, it was just the hooks that rotted – instantly. It’s simply re-trebling time. Something I do anyway. Just remember to also change out any low-grade split rings. You’ll know them by the rust. For any rust-stained plugs, go out of your way to track down some Whink, in the brown rust-colored bottles. Go online and buy a case of it the way I did. It’s a miracle on rust, be it plug stains or boat stains. Just make sure to fully rinse any item or area after Whink has done its rust-removing magic. Y jaymann@thesandpaper.net


Jersey Strong To the Editor: Thank you for going beyond the call of duty to not only broadcast current conditions, stories, photos, etc. of Sandy electronically, but also to produce the actual paper – in a basement. As one of the thousands of homeowners on LBI who was glued to a laptop and TV for days on end, scouring every photograph and video for a sign of my house, and anxiously reading the Long Beach Township police, LBI recovery, Beach Haven emergency, etc. alerts and advisories, I was elated to be allowed access to Beach Haven last Monday. My house and others on our Fifth Street block were fine. The next block – ocean block – did not fare so well, and, as we knew, our beloved pavilion was gone. Even though we were given strict instructions to go to our house only, do as much as we could, then leave, I could not stop myself from walking toward the beach. A police cruiser spotted me, asked me where I lived, I told him, and he politely reminded me I should either be at the house or leave the Island. I apologized and did as asked. I couldn’t have seen the beach anyway, because there was a front end loader and enormous dump truck removing the 10-foot-high piles of sand pushed there from the street. As I slowly drove back to the Causeway, making a few turns on side streets, I became shell-shocked at the reality of the ravages and destruction of people’s homes – their worlds, really. Yet every person I saw, dragging soggy rugs, furniture, etc. out of their houses, had a common characteristic: They were Jersey Strong. And each member of the thousands of utility, emergency, National

Sports Continued from Page 37 Southern Regional did not qualify for the playoffs. As Pinelands will probably learn, the playoff games get a lot tougher as you face the highest seeds. In field hockey, the 9th-seeded Barnegat Bengals were able to defeat the South Jersey Group II tourney’s second seed, Lower Cape May, 2-1, way back in the pre-Sandy days on Oct. 28. That earned the girls a date with topseeded Collingswood, which handed Barnegat an 8-0 defeat last Thursday. Speaking of high seeds, the Southern field hockey team was decidedly that, as the second seed in the South Jersey Group IV tournament. The Rams, therefore, had a first-round bye. In their second-round game Tuesday, Nov. 6 they squeaked out a 1-0 win in double overtime over the seventh seed, Washington Township. The Rams also scored once on Monday, Nov. 12. The problem was that third-seeded Shawnee scored twice, ending Southern’s fine season. Let’s face it though, if the Rams had advanced to the South Jersey title game on Wednesday their season likely would have ended then anyway – top-seeded field hockey powerhouse Eastern put away fourth-seeded Clearview on Nov. 6 by an amazing 14-0 score! The Pinelands field hockey team, by the way, saw its season end long ago. The ninthseeded Wildcats played a fi rst-round game against eighth-seeded Timber Creek on what now seems like a prehistoric date, Oct. 24, and fell, 4-1. Southern Bounced In Volleyball That brings us to girls volleyball, where one of the two local teams (Pinelands does not play volleyball, although it started a junior high squad this year) is still alive as of this writing. Surprisingly, that team is not the always-powerful Southern Regional Rams. Nope, it is Barnegat, the 19th seed in the NJSIAA Group II tournament. (The NJSIAA

Enormous Gratitude To the Editor: Eight hundred for dinner seems not to pose a problem for the Grace Calvary Church in Ship Bottom. It has been designated as a major relief center, and is acting as the host for the American Red Cross, the Southern Baptist Convention of Builders and all of the wonderful teams of men and women who have rallied forth. From all over the country, they have come with a singular purpose – to help rebuild our beautiful Island and strengthen the hearts and souls of its people. The storm that gathered its strength late last month seems to be no match for the steely core of this little white church. Members of the Southern Baptist Convention offer free cleanups for homeowners. A food pantry is manned by members of the church. I have watched Pastor Dan Stott and Executive Pastor Craig Braun, along with fellow church members, instantaneously organize, soothe emotions and kindly open their home to literally everyone. The spontaneity, inventiveness and endless grace exhibited by the leadership and its members have created a relaxed atmosphere that seems to inspire all of us to take initiatives to help wherever we can. This seems to have flowed directly from the impeccable care and actions taken by the local and state police, firefighters, emergency doesn’t have regional tourneys in volleyball but rather statewide group affairs.) The Bengals bested 14th-seeded Manchester Township rather handily on Saturday, 25-14 and 25-10. They were scheduled to play the third seed, Ramapo, on Nov. 13 after the SandPaper would go to press. If previous results are any indication, the girls will have their hands full. Ramapo defeated Newark Central, the tourney’s 30th seed, 25-9, 25-6! What happened to Southern? The girls, who went through a tough early season, had seemed to have straightened things out toward the end. Back on Oct. 27 the team beat Marlboro, 20-25, 25-22, 25-16, to reclaim the Shore Conference Tournament title it had lost to the Mustangs in 2011. (Marlboro had also defeated the Rams during the regular season.) Then on Thursday, it seemed the long “rain delay” the girls had suffered because of Sandy didn’t seem to hurt them in the first round of NJSIAA Group IV action. Southern, seeded 12th, had no problem with Edison, the tourney’s 21st seed, defeating the visitors, 25-8, 25-15. There were signs, though, that 2012 wasn’t going to be Southern’s year. It was shocking enough that Southern didn’t make the StarLedger Nov. 5 Top 20 list, but to add insult to injury, the Rams didn’t even make the Star-Ledger Group IV top 10! That newspaper, however, had been guilty of overlooking and underrating Southern teams in the past. For a second-round game on Friday, Southern had to visit Bridgewater-Raritan, the Group IV tourney’s fifth seed and the Star-Ledger’s 16thranked squad. At first it looked as if the Rams had once again been overlooked, After all, Coach Eric Maxwell’s (who racked up career win number 300 in girls volleyball back in October) charges took the first set, 25-23. BR, though, came back to take the second set, 25-20, and the third, 25-17, to advance. The Rams ended their season with a 23-10 record. So, it was a busy and exciting week in high school sports. Having to make up for lost time will do that. Y rickmellerup@thesandpaper.net

squads, local mayors, our National Guardsmen, visiting police from Louisiana, and all emergency management personnel and volunteers. They demonstrated extraordinary wisdom to mandate evacuation, to refuse reentry to anyone until safety concerns had been met, to return needed infrastructure close to up-and-running, thus further demonstrating a true pride and concern for local citizens. One could easily wax poetic when describing the dedication and perseverance that has been shown on this island. Integrity is a commodity rarely found in such quantity. There is little whining and sincere appreciation for the smallest respite. I know that from what I have seen and heard, there is enormous gratitude, pride and admiration for our officials and for the thousands of caring volunteers. Nancy James Long Beach Township

Protecting Valor To the Editor: Monday was Veterans Day. I, as a veteran, am very humbled by the respect given to us by the American people every day across the nation. But I would ask if people could sacrifice something a little more precious: time. If you truly want to show your respect and show our service members and veterans that we value the magnitude of their sacrifice, call our senators and ask them to support the Stolen Valor Act of 2011. This revised act clearly targets and punishes those who misrepresent their alleged service with the intent of profiting personally or financially. These miscreants cause awful damage in the wake of their lies, most of which cannot be undone. Every self-respecting veteran and American citizen I know would like to have this bill passed to preserve the integrity, honor and respect given to veterans by the American people. If you truly want to honor a vet, take 21 seconds of your time to call Sen. Lauten-

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Continued from Page 24 our thoughts and prayers,” he said. “Not seeing their entire household contents in the street makes people feel a little bit better.” The landfill area was capped in the 1980s and had most recently been proposed as a regional shooting range for police and law enforcement agencies. “The DEP has been very supportive” of using the landfill, said Loesch. “We have installed internal fencing and silt fencing to stop the wind-blown debris. For now we have it contained to six acres, but we have been approved for 45 acres.” The site, adjacent to the state’s Stafford Forge Wildlife Management Area, is not being used for garbage disposal or for trees or brush. Trees and brush may be taken to the public works yard on Route 539 east of the Parkway. Some recycling efforts are being made at the site, with workers pulling metal from the piles. “Our public works superintendent, Patrick Donnelly, has been very proactive,” said

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Continued from Page 31 and supplies. Sheeran hasn’t been LBI’s postmaster for long, having transferred from his postmaster position in Beachwood in June. “I’ve never seen anything like this. But people have come to realize how much they depend on the post office. It’s ironic: Skeptics have said, ‘We don’t need the post office anymore’ (because of the Internet). But I hear people saying, ‘We never realized how much we really rely on you guys.’ ” The Tuckerton office is open from 9 to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday. “It’s been running pretty darn efficiently,” said Sheeran. — Pat Johnson patjohnson@thesandpaper.net

berg at 202-224-3224 and Sen.Menendez at 202-224-4744 and ask them to support this act. Earl Galloway Manahawkin

Sincere Thanks To the Editor: In the early morning of Saturday, Sept. 8, my wife called 911 for an ambulance to be sent to our residence in Surf City. Within minutes two members of the Surf City Police Department, Officers Rice and Raimondi, responded with an emergency medical kit. Fortunately, while I was unable to walk because of severe back pain, the situation was not life-threatening. The officers remained with us until the ambulance from Barnegat Light arrived. I understand that the Surf City ambulance was out on a call and could not respond. The officers acted in a professional and caring manner and made my wife and me comfortable and very much at ease. We would like to express our sincere thanks to these officers and to the entire Surf City Police Department, which patrols our streets on a daily basis. We would also like to thank Mike (#73) and Jerry (#52) of the Barnegat Light First Aid Squad, who transported me to Southern Ocean Medical Center. My family and I will forever be supportive of the Surf City Police Department and all our uniformed personnel. Nicholas Mangelli Surf City The SandPaper welcomes letters to the editor. They should include the writer’s full name, address and telephone number. Full addresses and phone numbers are for confirmation purposes only. Letter writers can reach us at 1816 Long Beach Blvd., Surf City, N.J. 08008 or letters@thesandpaper.net. Loesch. Kehm thanked workers for their tireless efforts. Through a shared-services agreement, Eagleswood Township has joined Little Egg in the venture, but not Tuckerton. “Tuckerton is in the process of getting DEP approval for a temporary disposal area on Carroll Avenue in Tuckerton Beach,” said Borough Administrator Jenny Gleghorn. “Our roll-off truck is putting the trash there, where it is loaded into a 100-yard Dumpster to take to Hainesport, near Lumberton.” Gleghorn said trash is accumulating on the streets from the 685 homes affected by the storm. “Our engineer, Frank Little, said the worst-case senario is it will cost the borough $1,125,000; FEMA estimated it at $3.6 million. Unless something changes (in government), FEMA normally reimburses 75 percent.” — Pat Johnson patjohnson@thesandpaper.net

St. Francis Continued from Page 28 us unload the food pantry items from the Island and moved us over here. Taylor Made Cabinets and the Hand Store lent us two box trucks for the move,” said Tomaro. “We also had two truckloads of food delivered by the Mount Laurel Fire Department. Tomorrow we are going to receive our frozen turkeys. “Now we have a sense of normalcy,” she added. At that, a staffer announced that two unanticipated additional carloads of Thanksgivingtype foods had arrived at the door. Members of the First United Methodist Church of Beach Haven Terrace had donated the items, and D’na and Austin Schwezel had driven them to the center. “We can’t worship at our church,” said D’na, “but we can buy food.” Anyone needing St. Francis Family Services may call the regular number, 609-494-8861, as it has been patched through to the new location. —P.J.

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Guard, LBI fire/police/relief crews working overtime in such adverse conditions to make the Island safe for us deserves unreserved thanks, huge hugs, and time away in a sunny, safe spot. Unfortunately, many can’t because their own homes have been destroyed. I now fully understand the need for the crews to have the space to get their work done. I also fully understand the need for people to get back to what is left of their homes and rebuild. Safety takes priority. Nancy D. Baxter Wyndmoor, Pa.


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Superstorm Sandy Ushers in Changes, Unexpected Lessons

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ow cool was it that The SandPaper got out a special edition issue remotely just a few days after the storm? Hold on to yours. That thing’s gonna be a collector’s piece someday because – if this has yet to sink in – we just lived through history. We still are. Now if we can just find the rest of those yellow boxes ... That first issue, I hustled to cobble together a column via an Ethernet cord piggybacked off my parents’ PC on the mainland. It was basically a collection of wild accounts from the storm. Now that the water has receded, I can start writing the kind of Liquid Lines you’re more accustomed to, trying to get information to the local watermen, talk about issues that affect us, discuss how the surf skunked us again, and poke fun at those who take themselves too seriously. You know how we do it. This is my first SandPaper editorializing since our little sandbar, and life on it, has been radically altered. And I, like most, have a renewed appreciation for where we live. The kind of hard work and support I have seen in the past two weeks has reminded me of what we love about LBI and Southern Ocean County. In all the lengthy conversations I have had, not one person has said, “Well, eff this. My house got flooded, my goldfish escaped, and my paddleboat is in Waretown. I’m done with this place.” On the contrary, those who rode out the storm went right about pick-

ing up the pieces. Those who were displaced couldn’t wait to return and get life going again. And while they were stuck on the mainland, they volunteered to help the folks in Manahawkin, Tuckerton and Barnegat start pulling up rugs. LESSONS FROM SANDY: Just look at all that we’ve learned from this storm. We learned that 940 millibars is a pretty low number. We learned that a surprising number of thirdgrade teachers are good with a pry bar. We learned what “breakaway walls” are. And we learned that 7-Eleven gets back on its feet faster than Wawa. Really, before this storm, did anyone know what a placard was? In the past two weeks we have become experts on how mold spreads. This storm also shone light on which surfers are ready to roll up their sleeves and do hard work for their community and which ones are just spoiled mooches who don’t think of anyone but themselves. We learned that Chris Christie is actually quite nimble for a big fella. And it turns out that climate change might be something we should actually address, despite years that a senator in Oklahoma has set us back. We are all now very aware that when removing drywall, the magic number is 48¼ inches to cut up the wall. A few Island residents learned that just because one hurricane wasn’t that bad, they might still want to evacuate when the next one has a 9-foot storm

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TAKE A BREAK: If a silver lining is to be found, it may be that the sandbars are looking good. Otherwise, Sandy’s imprint on the coastline amounts to a whole lot of work ahead. surge. Some discovered they don’t have the confidence in their backstroke that they once did. It also became very apparent that the best thing to have in a crisis isn’t a generator, sump pump or space heater, but good neighbors. We discovered that Barnegat Light really is a little piece of heaven. And I think most of us knew this already: Aside from NPR, terrestrial radio is absolutely useless. We’re told to keep a radio with batteries because without cable, Internet or cell signal, frequency signals are the last lifeline. We had a 9-volt battery and alarm radio on first thing the Tuesday morning after the storm. The local stations had zero useful information, just a few callers from Manchester Township talking about how windy it was last night. And then they played Meatloaf. And they wonder why they’re dying?

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United in Helping COMMUNITY SPIRIT: Neighbors and volunteers rally around Joe Mangino’s home in Beach Haven West. In some ways the storm’s aftermath has brought out the best in people, readily pitching in to help each other. Such shows of kindness and support serve as a reminder of all the reasons to love LBI and the surrounding towns.

Jackals … While the local police departments have more Facebook friends than a J.V. cheerleader right now, all the LBI towns need to update their websites – badly. And speaking of Facebook, this storm gave us a good chance to trim down our list of “friends,” according to whoever posted multiple idiotic opinions. We all know the difference among Coast Guard, AC General Hospital and National Guard helicopters now. We were also reminded of why we’re not supposed to turn a garage into a billiard room. A few of us are unfortunately now experts on flood insurance vs. content coverage. But if there is one thing we have all learned from this storm, it’s that everyone in New Jersey is heartbroken by what they saw from the storm because every single resident who appeared on the news “spent every summa of my life at the Jersey Shaw.” And if those people want to pitch in and help, that’s awesome. Period. But despite everything we learned since Superstorm Sandy used the Island to vent her frustrations, I still have a few questions. To start with, why are we throwing everything away? Right now, one of the biggest challenges we face is removing the mountains of trash from in front of every street south of Barnegat Light. Of course we have to discard the old flooring and furniture that got destroyed. But at a time when hauling crews are overwhelmed, why are we throwing out coolers, resin chairs, beach toys and picnic tables? Bodyboards? Really? Bodyboards sustained water damage?! SURF: COLD AND CLEAN? This is the part of Liquid Lines where we normally run down the surf situation. Let me be very clear here that most surfers weren’t too concerned about that as they came to the aid of their friends and family in those crucial days. Obviously, Hurricane Sandy could not have taken a worse track for LBI in every sense. There were a few waves to be had on the Saturday before the storm; it was sort of a novelty to surf LBI before everything changed for good. Following the storm, there were three days of swell that seemed to push from the southeast and then the northeast. I came over with my camera to shoot the preliminary

cleanup and saw a few great peaks. There were a few surfers who stayed and got empty offshore conditions. And while any one of us would have done the same thing, there’s no need to expand on that subject to others who were busy drying out their family photo album on the mainland. And as we are all aware, Sandy was followed by another nor’easter on Nov. 7 that deposited record November snowfall on our area. What the hell was that all about? That created another swell, ironically just the kind we were pining for after the so-so tropical groundswells in September. Again, it was only a handful of surfers who got this swell. And while no one should begrudge them if they surfed alone, it is in bad taste to advertise photos of it via social networking. On a side note, this system was called “Athena.” I am going to do some research and find out why we’re naming nor’easters now. I’ll get back to you on that. Several Island surfers made the trek south to Ocean City or Atlantic City. I surfed Crystals in AC, and the locals were more than happy to share their waves. But I agreed with most making the drive back up the Parkway that it was a much-needed relief, but it just wasn’t LBI bowls. Snow falling on green leaves (4 or 5 inches up in Forked River where we stayed) shortly after a hurricane was just bizarre, though. I also want to warn everyone that the ocean temp dropped significantly. Before the hurricane, I wore a shortsleeve fullsuit. Twelve days later, it was a 4/3, boots, gloves and a cap. But that was after the snowstorm. Since then, the water has rebounded to a brisk 52 degrees. By and large, this storm will be an environmental disaster even if just for the amount of waste it creates. And the bay is pretty gross right now. But the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency teamed up with the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection to do a water sampling on Nov. 6 to test for any plume of pollutants from New York Harbor (basically, how much poop fell in the soup). According to the state: “Sample results indicate no measurable effect from the NY/NJ Harbor discharge on NJ’s coastal waters. Results for enterococcus were extremely low.” Continued on Page 38


Continued from Page 21 Of course, that could change for all districts if snowy nor’easters forcing school cancellations continue to pound Southern Ocean County this fall and winter. Meanwhile, the first couple of back-to-school days probably proved confusing and hectic for many districts. Transportation A Big Concern Sandy forced the displacement of many students, especially on LBI and in the hard-hit bayfront areas of Stafford, Little Egg Harbor and Tuckerton. Exactly how many, though, is proving tough to figure out. Karina Monanian, the spokeswoman for the Stafford Township School District, said on Saturday that despite the district’s online effort to determine how many of its students were forced out of their homes by the storm, a firm figure has so far been elusive. “We’re still determining that,” she said. “We know the majority is from Beach Haven West, and many of the families are staying with friends in the township.” The trick, said Monanian, is finding out exactly where the displaced students are currently residing so school bus routes can be adjusted to accommodate them. “Transportation is the biggest concern,” she said, adding that it probably would take a couple of schooldays for the dust to settle. Monanian said Stafford Township School District Judith DeStefano-Anen and the district’s transportation coordinator had made a tour of the Beach Haven West neighborhood to determine if there were any areas buses could not reach. She also said after-school programs have been canceled for the school week of Nov. 12 to 16. She was quick to add that she was talking only about enrichment programs for which the district must provide transportation. The popular extended day program, both before and after normal school hours, will not be affected. The parents of displaced students are still asked to visit the district’s website at staffordschools.org to fill out a form detailing their whereabouts. That applies not only to displaced Stafford Township School District students, but to students who were attending school in a different district and are now, temporarily at least, residing in Stafford Township. Beach Haven And LBI Long Beach Island, including Beach Haven, took the brunt of Sandy, so things have changed the most on LBI. The Beach Haven Elementary School website has not been updated since the storm roared ashore. Nor have any messages been recorded on the school’s phone system. Instead, information is available on the Beach Haven borough website, beachhaven-nj.gov. Although students from Beach Haven Elementary will be attending classes at the Eagleswood Elementary School at 511 Route 9 in West Creek starting Wednesday, registration started Monday, Nov. 12, at 9 a.m. Transportation, says the announcement, will be provided from “designated pick-up points.” Parents with questions should call 609-5973663 and speak to either Patricia Daggy, superintendent of the Beach Haven School District, or Debbie Snyder, her counterpart in Eagleswood. The situation in the Long Beach Island Consolidated School District, which serves the

Chamber Continued from Page 28 Bottom Merchants and Professionals Association and area Rotary clubs “just to get grounded and get some clarity on the path to take.” At Tuesday’s regular meeting, members were gathering information that could help them proceed, even as many were knee-deep in repairs to their businesses. In lieu of a December monthly membership meeting, the chamber is holding a Holiday Party at Pinziminio Trattoria in Brighton Beach at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 12. The cost is $30. Contact the chamber for registration. — Maria Scandale mariascandale@thesandpaper.net

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Continued from Page 37 Ford Focus and a Jeep Wrangler – at the highest point possible, allowing them to charge their cell phones and relay conditions to friends and neighbors. They used the gas of the Focus until depleted, and saved the Jeep for possible evacuation. On Wednesday, Oct. 31 the Kartons began to realize they would have to leave, beginning with worry over looters. “We had seen two men in a boat,” said Clarice. “They said they had broke down and had no gas. But when they realized the police would be coming, they hauled across the bay.” Once again the two were unable to sleep. “With every little noise you would think, ‘Is someone going to break in?’ and walk around the house making sure you didn’t see anything.” By Thursday morning, health concerns seemed to mount. The acrid scent of natural gas was thick in the air now. “It took your breath away,” said Clarice. “It looked like air bubbling up through water and sand. It was the gas.” And following his efforts Monday night, Don had cuts on his legs from wood with protruding nails. The two proceeded to load their Jeep, bringing their dog and cat as well as the neighbor’s dog from the house in which they had stayed. The drive out represented the scariest part of the storm for Clarice, much more terrifying than the storm itself. To exit Holgate, they first drove up five to ten feet of sand. Dunes once on the beachfront now were piled throughout the boulevard, though the sand was muddy and caused conditions Clarice described as like “the worst snow storm you ever had to drive in,” and similar to “off-road four-wheeling, but not for fun.” “I had no control over (the Jeep) wanting to sink and slide and get stuck. The drive she describes was a single mile from the southernmost tip of LBI to the Sea Spray Motel, where the first dry pavement was seen. Clarice said, “Hold on, I’m just going to have to go for this,” as she repeatedly slammed

The Southern Regional Home & School Association Annual Craft and Vendor Show, which had been scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 10, also fell victim to the storm. SAT testing originally scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 3, at Pinelands Regional High School will now have to be rescheduled. The Barnegat Township Education Foundation’s Sprint for Scholarships 5K Run/Walk, which was scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 11, will hopefully now be held in the spring. Elementary, middle school and high school students weren’t the only ones who went without

classes for two weeks because of Sandy. Ocean County College reopened on Monday, Nov. 12, after being closed since the storm due to a weekand-a-half power outage at its Toms River campus. Instructors will have to scramble to adjust their classwork deadlines. Registration for the Spring 2013 semester has also been delayed until further notice. Students and teachers at all levels had a rather long, unexpected “vacation” thanks to Sandy. Now books will have to be cracked in earnest. — Rick Mellerup rickmellerup@thesandpaper.net

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get things repaired and get people back to work.” Scott Suydam, a cook and caterer for Okie’s Butcher Shop in Surf City, salvaged equipment from the business, which he described as being “full of mud” following Hurricane Sandy. He has been feeding more than 100 people a day, including many interstate utility workers. “We’re trying to do what we can and make do with what we have,” said Suydam as he surveyed trays of food inside his pig cooker at the firehouse. “Donate a pig and we’ll have a pig roast!” Even personnel have been donated, in the form of additional firefighters from Trenton Mercer Airport who gave a day’s work to supplement the Surf City crew. “People here are awesome – very accommodating and nice,” said Stuart Steele, an engine captain with Trenton Mercer Airport. “We’ve been thanked about 5,000 times today by residents and fire departments. Everyone wants to take a picture.” Supplies have been dispersed to every fire, police and EMS department throughout the Island as needed, and the firehouse in Surf City continues to serve up hot breakfast and lunch and to house a surplus for those in need. They also have had any number of organizations stop in from as far as South Carolina offering services that include property cleanup and restoration, which fire company volunteers will direct residents to upon arrival. For more information, call 609-494-6127. Search for Surf City Volunteer Fire Co. on Facebook to view the many pictures the crew has collected. Y michaelmolinaro@thesandpaper.net

Continued from Page 21 warm up, charge electronic devices and pick up supplies. “They had an edge on them. We took the edge off,” said Surf City Fire Co. Lt. Lou McCall. “All of a sudden there’s coffee and food, and people saw people they knew, and it became like a party. People got comfortable again.” “This is just so moving, so emotional,” McCall said of the Delran donation. “It makes you feel good about humanity again. This just came out of the blue. We’ve posted pictures of the calls late at night (online) when we couldn’t go out anymore, but they only tell so much of the story. There are so much of the emotions of these people, and frankly a lot of people were here because they couldn’t get off. It wasn’t just that they were being bad and not listening.” Local business owners have made several contributions along the way. The Dutchman’s Brauhaus on Cedar Bonnet Island retrieved food from its restaurant on Nov. 2 that had to be cooked immediately at the firehouse. Scott Russo, a co-owner of Scojo’s Restaurant in Surf City, brought in five staff members each day to cook food that was donated for anyone in need. “Just to give back a little bit to all these people that are working so hard,” said Russo, whose restaurant was flooded with 1½ feet of water from Sandy. “We’re no worse than anyone else. It could’ve been a lot worse. We’re going to the undercarriage of the vehicle, waiting for the muffler or catalytic converter to tear off, not to mention a spark possibly igniting an explosion from the gas now permeating the saltwater. Amazingly, the vehicle took no discernible damage. Now before them lay an appalling view of the damage to the rest of Long Beach Island. Clarice stopped momentarily as she shook uncontrollably, and cried. The gas leaks remained a scare as the couple left Long Beach Island, the smell only intensifying along the way. “We just felt so dirty and scummy by the end of it,” said Don, recalling a memorable moment as the two stopped for cigarettes at a gas station in northern New Jersey, making their way to his parents’ house. “People were staring at us because we still had muck and mud all over us. We felt very displaced.” Don said his body was still sore a week after the storm from the physical exertion used protecting his property. “Nothing was going to knock my trailer off its foundation,” said Don. “And the people nice enough to let us stay at their house didn’t want anything happening to their house.” “I do feel stronger as a person,” said Don. “If I left, I wouldn’t know what I know now; what happened, what the Island looked like. I don’t regret staying.” The Kartons start over now, essentially homeless. Still, Don can’t wait to get back. “The Island was my savior. I surf to stay alive, because that keeps me going. I just want to work and start moving forward. I want to help people.” For Clarice, it all should have been avoided. “I’m going to go on my soapbox for a minute,” said Clarice. “When I was a kid, my parents owned a house on the Island for 40 years. It was flat, there were no jetties or dunes – nothing to block the water – and there was talk and talk about replenishing the dunes. That’s been made now especially clear. It should have been done before. Now whether the oceanfront homes want to sign the easements, now it shouldn’t be an option … Make the dunes that are the size that they should be to protect the people that are there and protect the community.” Y michaelmolinaro@thesandpaper.net

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children from all Island communities other than Beach Haven, remained cloudy for most of the two weeks following the storm. Officials didn’t know when residents would be allowed back onto LBI. Indeed, the LBICSD had been preparing contingency plans with the Stafford Township School District in case reopening the LBI schools wasn’t possible. On Friday, Nov. 9, however, the district announced on its website that school would be back in session on Nov. 12. The district’s Long Beach Island Grade School in Ship Bottom will remain unusable for an indefinite period, so all students will report to the Ethel A. Jacobsen School, located at 200 South Barnegat Ave. in Surf City. The LBI District is offering free breakfast and lunch for all students, in accordance with a state instruction, and has decided to add free snacks as well. It has been provided space heaters by the American Red Cross and is distributing them to families, with a starting limit of one per household. Counseling is available for students who were upset by Sandy and displacement. The American Red Cross and the Long Beach Island Health Department are distributing clothing, coats, footwear, socks, toiletries, personal hygiene products, food, toys, baby supplies, housewares, blankets, pillows, cleaning supplies, pet food and other items to the families of its students. Items may be picked up at the Long Beach Island Grade School, located at 20th Street and Central Avenue. Families with specific needs are urged to call 609-494-2341, extension 1104. Bus information is available at the district website, lbischools.org. Events Canceled; County College Hit Several events at area schools have been canceled in the wake of Sandy. The Southern Regional Theatre Co. had scheduled performances of its fall show for Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 14 and 15. The show, which is a mixture of short one-act comedies and improv acting performances featuring students from Southern’s Improvisational One and Advanced Improvisational Acting classes, is named “Show Off.” The title proved prescient – the performances have been canceled.


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Liquid Lines Continued from Page 36 We’ll just have to take their word for it. Sad that it’s even in the ocean in the first place, but I imagine some of those northwest winds may have pushed the sludge beyond our shores. But if there is any kind of silver lining to this storm, it’s that most of LBI’s sandbars are very set up right now. Surf spots that were lost are back. Jetties are out of the water. There are sandbars everywhere. I’m not going to tell you where, though. Go explore. It looks like we might have a decent wave setting up for later in the week if the northwest winds can get enough west in them on Friday. I suggest that if you are coming from the mainland to surf LBI, you should bring something to donate to the Grace Calvary Church’s makeshift shelter on 19th Street in Ship Bottom. SURF SHOP SITCH: Now it’s time to get into some business matters. Pretty much every surf shop, like all the other businesses on LBI, took a beating in this storm, and in the next few months, you will need to think about where you spend every dime if we are going to recover. Most of the shops are scrambling to dry out and get operational for the upcoming season. We’re all going to need winter wetsuit accessories soon and holiday gifts after that. Do not– I repeat, DO NOT – start buying your gear from the big West Coast online distributors. Even if it takes a little effort, you have to buy from local businesses. That will get them through this tough time. It will get their employees back to work. Then their employees will be able to go to happy hour. Then bartenders will be able to pay their rent. Then landlords will be able to afford more raised ranches, the ones that fared so well during the storm. Then contractors – ah, hell, contractors are set for life now. Just make sure you’re hiring a contractor with a 609 area code. I’m dead serious about all of this.

Here’s the rundown of shop situations: Surf Unlimited in Ship Bottom took on about 14 inches of water. But that building went up in the early 1900s. The tongue-and-groove flooring has been oiled and waxed so much over the years that it didn’t absorb water, and the walls are plaster. The Beach Haven store had 6 feet of water, so owner George Gahles has moved that inventory to Ship Bottom. He reports that his furnace is good to go and Surf Unlimited will be open for business as soon as there is gas in Ship Bottom, which could be as early as the end of the week. “If there ever was a time for you to shop local,” he says, “This is it.” The Surf Shack South in Bay Village, Beach Haven, was nearly underwater. The 5 feet of bay and mud got to a lot of merchandise, according to manager Ryan Brower, but he and Donny Miller are activating to move the merchandise to higher ground at Schooner’s Wharf (apparently that floats?) You can hit them up on their Facebook page for all your skate and skim needs, and they will mail it out. Their blogspot page will be your best resource on updates. South End Surf N’ Paddle got the Beach Haven swamping along with everyone else. Stand-up paddle boards and gear could be very popular gifts this Christmas. Owner Ken Gallant says the shop may be a little messy, but he wants to have it open in two weeks. Right now, he is operating by phone, 609-492-8823, and can deliver product if you can’t get to LBI. He also added that his 9-2, 10-6 and 11-6 Riviera boards (with paddle), normally priced at $949, will be reduced to $899 through Christmas. Plus, he will donate $100 of that to local relief funds. There was literally baitfish found in a puddle when the water receded from the Ship Bottom Farias Surf n Sport. Right now Brian Farias is working to set up a temporary shop on the mainland in the former Atlantic Books in Manahawkin Commons Shopping Center (by Pier One and Regal 10 Cinema) while the Ship Bottom and Beach Haven stores look to reopen by early spring.

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Although Island Surf and Sail was well underwater, they are looking to get functional as soon as possible. They already had an effective online distribution, so feel free to shop islandsurf-sail.com. In addition to the normal kite and paddle gear, check out the new snowboards from Burton as well as snow and surfboards from Lib Tech. Of the Brighton Beach/Wave Hog and Tiki East family, Wave Hog in Ship Bottom will be the first to open in the next few weeks. They also have their entire inventories available through their respective websites and are making arrangements to ship and deliver. The historic Brighton Beach Surf Shop will attempt to reopen as soon as possible, but in the meantime, Mike Lisiewski can be reached by phone at 609-492-0342. He said all their wetsuits and boards survived but might be “lightly salted.” If there is something you need that you can’t get from an Island shop, at least keep your money in New Jersey, but be warned that Right Coast, Ocean Hut and Eastern Lines got whacked pretty good as well. GOOD DEEDS: Of course, the way we are rebounding from this whole thing has been amazing. I went over to the Jennings Road section of Beach Haven West to help a friend last weekend. When we were done tearing apart his garage and gathering some kindling for the cold nights ahead, I went with his family to “Joe’s house” for lunch. That’s where I met Joe Mangino, a Manahawkin surfer, with wife and two kids, whose home had become volunteer central. Mangino explained to me the devastation in the neighborhood and how he gutted his house the first morning and put a threatening sign out front. The next morning, he didn’t find looters, but hot coffee on his front steps. He explained that inspired him to start rallying his whole street to help each other. They went about pulling carpets and slicing drywall (ironic name recently, huh) on every house on the block. Before long, food donations were being delivered. He set up a warming hut and buffet in what used to be his living room, inviting anyone who needed to be recharged. Mangino was even keeping his neighbors wary of opportunistic contractors. At the same time, there were thousands of Manahawkin students and teachers not going to school or work, who all wanted to help. Now known as Stafford Teachers and Residents Together, or START, they mobilized with teacher Mike Dunlea, came in and started cleaning up homes and properties. Mangino would stand on his front steps and announce the latest list of homes that needed help and assign volunteers to each. I literally watched a crew move down the street, cleaning up each property and offering hugs. It was truly amazing. By Nov. 7, START had to relocate its recovery HQ to the community center on Mill Creek Road. But by the weekend, there were crews 300 strong

removing garbage, cleaning homes, itemizing and providing hot food. Then they started coming to the Island. These are people who were mostly living without heat and hot water themselves. Some of them had just lost their own homes. As you are probably well aware, the Jetty crew created a hurricane relief T-shirt while the winds were still at tropical storm force. It even caught the attention of a little rag called The New York Times. To this point, they have sold more than 12,000 shirts! In addition to making more than $10,000 in donations to area shelters, they have fed the National Guard, delivered 30 air mattresses to the Surf City Firehouse and gotten space heaters into Brigantine. You can follow exactly where the money is going on the Sandy Relief blog. Currently, Melanie Magaziner of Mud City Crab House is undertaking the enormous task of holding a massive Thanksgiving dinner in Manahawkin for up to 1,000 people in need. Ever cooked cornbread for 1,000? You have to multiply the amount of flour by a lot. More as this develops. On Monday night, Brian Farias, Jeremy DeFilippis of Jetty, and I attended a roundtable meeting of New Jersey surfers, shop owners, organizers and journalists at the Ergo warehouse in Lakewood. It was led by Jon Rose, a former pro surfer who now runs the nonprofit Waves4Water. Rose is normally in Indonesia, Brazil, Haiti, Chile or Afghanistan providing communities with water filtration and education. This is his first project in the U.S. and a long-term relief effort. He will be working for months in New Jersey and New York. His ideas are to facilitate people on the ground to help rebuild their communities. It was very eye-opening, and I expect to see good things come out of it. Between Ergo and Jetty, two grassroots N.J. surf companies, they have raised almost $1 million already. These are just a few of the countless ways people are helping. Aside from the Bridgewater Lexuses and LUV LBI vanity plates that cut in front of actual year-round residents on “grab and go” day to check on the condition of their vacation homes, I have seen nothing but goodwill and cooperation on every front through this whole thing, from President Obama down to the folks who have 11 Islanders sleeping on their floor in Old Manahawkin. I fear, however, that this will wane. Mold is spreading. Winter is coming. Pipes will be bursting. Patience is being tested. Vultures are lurking. It’s going to be hard to get support when we have to make up for lost time at work. Relief money will run out. Housing could become scarce. Eventually Anderson Cooper is going to turn his attention to another disaster. Insurance companies are going to be screwing people. And eventually Springsteen will have to go back on the road. Let’s keep all this in mind and try to treat each other right. Y joncoen@thesandpaper.net

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Manahawkin Flea Market

New merchandise– Pay $25 for Saturday, next day, Sunday, is free. Used merchandise– Sat. & Sun., $10 each day. Expires Dec. 2012. PRICES VALID WITH THIS AD. 657 East Bay Ave. 609-597-1017.

SKIP BUTLER’S WINDOWS AND DOORS CARPENTRY, SHEETROCK & PAINTING

DANA LIMOUSINES, LLC

Special Pricing Starting at 299 Includes Capping & Low E Glazing

609-494-5094

Fax 609-494-5504 Reg./Lic.# 13VH01293600

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Betty’s Busy Bees, LLC

Year ’round cleaning service. Residential/Commercial. Openings/ Closings, Changeovers. Reasonable rates. Bonded and Insured. Call 609-618-9465.

CARPET CLEANING

Truck-mounted steam cleaning. ‘‘We Are the Best.’’ LIBERTY CARPET CLEANING. 609-9787522. Do you need to ‘‘brighten’’ your home? Call Sunshine Cleaning Service. Year ’round, seasonal and changeovers. References available. Call Stacey, 609-3841649.

DORA’S ISLAND CLEANING AND FLOOD RESTORATION 609-276-5537 More Cleaning Services on Next Page

BEST

STEAM CARPET CLEANING

15995 HALF HOUSE $ 85 3 Areas SOFA & LOVESEAT $ 110 99 WHOLE HOUSE $ SOFA & LOVESEAT 219 7 Areas WHOLE HOUSE $ 7 Areas

609-489-1721

SERVING ALL AIRPORTS, CITIES, CASINOS & PIERS GUARANTEED LOWEST RATES

CALL-TOLL FREE $

CLEANING SERVICES Audrey says, ‘‘Don’t get your panties in a pinch!’’ With our help we can make all your cleaning needs a cinch. We do it all, so give us a call. Cleaning is a sure thing. 609-5975325, Audrey.

(866) 521-0076 • (866) 521-8790 FAX SERVING THE TRI-STATE AREA FULLY LICENSED Danalimousine DanalimousineLLC LLC@aol.com @aol.com INSURED WARNING: N.J. & U.S. DOT LAWS REQUIRE LIMOUSINE COMPANIES TO HAVE $1,500,000.00 IN LIABILITY INSURANCE, & ALSO ALL NEW DRIVERS ARE SUBJECT TO CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS. BEWARE OF LOCAL FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS, OR LIMOUSINE COMPANIES THAT DON’T MEET THESE STATE & FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS.

CLEAR REFLECTIONS LLC Window Cleaning Pressure Washing Painting • Staining

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CLEANING SERVICES

MASONRY

HOUSE WATCH

Honest & reliable cleaning, serving LBI & mainland. Weekly, Bi-Weekly, Storm Clean-ups. Please call 609-971-0242.

A&A MASONRY REPAIRS. Steps, chimney walls, rebuilt & repaired. Stone veneer, concrete & pavers. Fully insured. Call Pete, 609-2424249. newjerseymasonry.com

All Winter House Watch $55/Month

HOUSE WATCH

AND Complete Cleaning Service, NJ Registered. Year â&#x20AC;&#x2122;round residential, weekly, bi-weekly, & monthly cleaning. Mary Kennedy, 609-492-5122, 609-709-3240.

MillCreek Carpet Cleaners

Carpets, ceramic tile, furniture. 23 years serving LBI. Call 609492-7061, or 609-597-7061.

CULTURED STONE

Sales, Installation. Residential/ Commercial. Interior/Exterior. Reliable, fully insured. HIC#13VH01525800. 609-5973473. Fireplaces Plus, Inc. See our displays. www.fireplacesonline.com

Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll Get the Cleanest Carpet & Upholstery

For a Friendly Phone Consultation with no Bait & Switch, Call 609290-2691. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be glad you did! www.baysidecarpetcleaning.org

Customer Photo Album Call for appointment

609-290-1920

EYE on LBI

House Watch Property Mgmt Services

Curbs Driveways Patios Sidewalks Steps

Mr. Maintenance Cleaning

Residential, commercial and summer changeovers. Mattress cleaning and sanitizing. Fully insured. Bonded. Free estimates. 10% OFF first cleaning. 609242-1629. www.mr-maintenance-clean ing.com

By Jim Ratigan, LBI & BHW since 2001 FULL TIME. Background: Heating, Electrical, Plumbing, Property Management & Maintenance, 30+ years! Personalized Service. Weekly house checks.

Carl Gallagher Mason â&#x20AC;˘ Contracting

609-494-0969 Reg./Lic.# 13V00199100

Whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s watching your home? Call Kevin and Mike

609-713-8352

FULL TIME LBI RESIDENTS available 7 days/week 12 months. Interior & Exterior Inspections. Contractor Access. Meet your Deliveries.

www.EYEonLBI.com

ISLAND HOME WATCH &

ALLPURPOSEREPAIRS.COM. LBI based. Weekly & monthly rates. Insured & NJ licensed, #13VHO5115400. Ask for Dave, 609-207-6056.

SCREEN REPAIRS MIKEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S POWER WASHING

LBI screen repairs, door installation, and home repairs done at your location! Lic.#13VH01016900. Credit cards accepted. Call Mike Haines, 609-290-8836.

CHIMNEY SWEEPING Fireplaces Plus, Inc.

Chimney sweeping. Fully insured, reliable. Sales, service, installation. 609-597-3473. HIC.#13VH01525800. See our displays. www.fireplacesonline.com

Mr. Fix-It 361-8226

Rotted Wood Repairs Sheetrock & Painting Leaky Roofs & Siding Wall Air Conditioners Closets & Partitions - Trim Decks, Stairs & Showers Windows â&#x20AC;˘ Doors â&#x20AC;˘ Locks Andersen Window Repairs Termite Repairs Lic.#L046452

Fast Screen

Here For All Your Storm Damage Call For Free Estimate

Credit Cards Accepted

609.312.1076

STORM ASSISTANCE A-1 SCHROEDERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S LBI PROPERTY CLEANUP & REPAIR

Interior/Exterior Clean-up â&#x20AC;˘Damaged Sheetrock & Insulation Removal â&#x20AC;˘Mold/Mildew Treament â&#x20AC;˘Removal of All Debris â&#x20AC;˘Power Washing â&#x20AC;˘Carpentry & Painting â&#x20AC;˘Digital Pictures for Insurance. Lifetime Resident & Contractor. Keep it local. Call Glenn, 609-3128263. Lic.#13VH05781700.

AFTER STORM CLEANUPS

Grading & Debris Removal. Barclay Landscaping, 609-3353982.

Local Contractor Serving Ocean County for 25 Years

FLOOD WATER DAMAGE MEDIATION We will prepare your home for reconstruction â&#x20AC;˘ Water Damage â&#x20AC;˘ New Construction LICENSE #13VH02157600

609-290-4872 619-715-0359

KOCUBINSKI ARCHITECTS Residential & Commercial Damage Reports Rehab Restoration Alterations Additions New Construction

JANINE GLATT AIA ARCHITECT 201.303.4818 WWW.JANINEGLATT.COM JANINE.G33@GMAIL.COM LONG BEACH ISLAND

ISLAND HOME CHECKS & SERVICES JAMES â&#x20AC;&#x153;BUTCHâ&#x20AC;? McCAFFREY

Fully Insured

Kellyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

Cleaning Service, LLC

(609) 492-6758 Licensed â&#x20AC;˘ Bonded â&#x20AC;˘ Professional Island Resident â&#x20AC;˘ References FREE BROCHURE WRITE CALL Retired Island Police Chief JMAC ENTERPRISES P.O. BOX 1486 BEACH HAVEN, NJ

Lic# 13VH00325300

Year â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;round, Seasonal & Changeovers L.B.I. Based 15+ Years of Experience, Family Owned Affordable â&#x20AC;˘ Reliable â&#x20AC;˘ Free Estimates Window Cleaning â&#x20AC;˘ Carpet Cleaning â&#x20AC;˘ Power Washing Scheduling Now for Spring 2013 Weekly â&#x20AC;˘ Bi-Weekly â&#x20AC;˘ Monthly

Michael J. Kelly 732-364-5330 Fully Insured

OUTHERN

OCEAN

Stone Spreading Brick Pavers Landscaping

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The friends of your yard.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Stone spreading, all colors and sizes, lawn care, hedge and shrub trimming, mulch and complete cleanups. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Planting time is any time.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Prompt service. 609-312-9857.

LBI since 1984. Complete restorations. Mold/mildew treatments. We have the manpower and tools. Bill Brooke 732-9392815, 609-494-0075.

Interior Demo, Debris Removal & Clean-up. Insulation Removal. Complete Restoration. Lic.#13VH06448300.

Prestige Construction 609-945-7020 LBIHandyMan.com

Storm Damage, Restoration, Mold Remediation, Repairs or Complete Remodeling. Lic.#13VH04665400. 609-489-6305. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;One Call Does It All!â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Painting â&#x20AC;˘Flooring â&#x20AC;˘Home Improvements. Call 609-268-0777.

STORM CLEAN-UP SERVICE

Reasonable & reliable storm cleanup crew ready to work on LBI. Please call 609-494-3223 or 609-713-7585. Storm clean-ups & power washing. Fully insured. No job too big or too small! Call 910-617-8252.

STORM CLEAN-UP

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MANAHAWKIN TREE SERVICE

Tree Removal, Trimming, Stump Grinding & Chipping. Gardens Planted, Weeded & Maintained.

494-0266

597-8846

Free estimates. Fully insured. Lic.#13VH01099400

MEN AT WORK

LANDSCAPE & EXCAVATION SAND â&#x20AC;˘FILL â&#x20AC;˘STONE REMOVAL & INSTALLATION Demolition â&#x20AC;˘Debris Removal

609-597-3600. Lic.#13VH050I5700

by Cottage Fence. Quality, Dependable Work. 609-489-6400. Lic.#13VH05152400 cottagefence@yahoo.com

SCHONEYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S LANDSCAPING CLEANUPS

TRUCK FOR HIRE

Complete landscaping, grading and brush hog, backhoe, fences, gutters, tree, shrub and stump removal. 609-693-3084. Lic.#13VH01672000.

LANDSCAPING

SEASONAL CLEAN-UPS LBI & MAINLAND AREA

16ft. overhead box truck for hire with driver & helper. Serving LBI & South Jersey area. Call 609-4425772.

A FALL CLEANUP

Tree removal & trimming, yard cleanups, gutter cleaning, odd jobs, mulching. Call 609-9710242. (Lic.#13VH02103100).

Tree, Shrub & Ornamental Grass Trimming â&#x20AC;˘Flower Care â&#x20AC;˘Hand Weeding â&#x20AC;˘Pine Needle/Leaf Removal â&#x20AC;˘Mulch, Organic Soil & Stone Delivered â&#x20AC;˘Complete Landscape Care.

GIOTTINI LANDSCAPING 609-494-4808

LIGHTHOUSE LANDSCAPE www.LighthouseLandscapeLBI.com

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All Landscape Services & Outdoor Lighting Installations

609-494-7373 Landscape Design

Night & Day 609.812.9191

Most Reasonable & Experienced Area Contractor Mushroom & Topsoil â&#x20AC;˘ Clam Shells

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Your yard is always on our mindâ&#x20AC;?

We Will Beat Any Estimate by 5% FREE ESTIMATES

494-4106 â&#x20AC;˘ 597-1767

Lic#13VH00893900

For-Shore Weed Control Lawn Care

Tree & Shrub Care

FREE Follow-Up Service Calls FREE Evaluation/Estimate Poison Ivy Control â&#x20AC;˘ Weed Control on Sand, Stone, Patios & Driveways

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Fall Cleanups/Winter Closings â&#x20AC;˘Planting â&#x20AC;˘Pruning â&#x20AC;˘Mulching â&#x20AC;˘Weeding â&#x20AC;˘Fencing. Over 15 years experience. Low rates. Please call 609-276-3111.

Stone Delivery & Spreading â&#x20AC;˘ All Types & Sizes Quality Paver Work

www.SouthernOceanHardscaping.com

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BROOKE CONTRACTORS

Landscape Design

609-597-3629 Lic# 13VH02482900

LANDSCAPING

Majestic Home Services

Thomas Kocubinski, AIA Beach Haven 609-306-2900

WEBER CONSTRUCTION

STORM ASSISTANCE

609-597-0964 Manahawkin, NJ 08050

856-764-8446 Delran, NJ 08075

LAWN CARE â&#x20AC;˘ TREE & SHRUB CARE OUTDOOR PEST CONTROL

609-693-6999


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STAFFORD STONE STORM CLEAN-UPS

Stone Delivery & Spreading •Grading •Fill •Mulch •Stone, all types & sizes. 609-698-5505, 609-709-6556. Lic.#13VH02679500.

CARPENTRY

CARPENTRY

CARPENTRY

HOME REPAIR •MAINTENANCE. LBI based. Wind Damage, Doors, Locks, Siding, Roofing, Drywall, Andersen Windows, Fences, Rotted Wood. Lic.#13VH02403900. 609-713-2400, 609-713-2405.

ALL HOME REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE

CABINETMAKER

We Make and Install Metal Storm Roofs In Business 42 Years

STORM CLEANING 609-494-7373

All yard work & clean-ups. North end LBI. Yard Cleanups, Mowing, Weeding, Tree/Hedge Trimming, Mulch, Stone, Plant Transplants, Flower Beds, Misc. Work. Reasonable prices. Call Stacey 609-618-3673. YARD CLEANUPS. Call Seaview Landscaping, 609-597-6561. Insured.

METAL WORKING WELDING

Retired certified welder, small/large items, my place or yours. Steel, aluminum, stainless. Over 45 years experience. 609-494-7263, cell 609-713-5528.

West Creek Sheet Metal 609-597-8719

Storm Damage, Roofing, Siding, Windows, Drywall, Trim, Decks, Basements, Kitchens, Baths, Additions. Guaranteed call back. Lic.13VH04665400. 609-489-6305. BuildAxis.com

Finish Carpenter. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling. Cabinet Refacing. Entertainment centers, bookcases, mantles, custom moldings. References, fully insured, 30 years experience. 609-492-6820. Lic.#13VH04077900.

PERENNIAL GARDENS perennialgardenslbi.com

Landscaping • Fencing • Pavers

(609) 494-0800 Lic.# 13VH01646400

Allgreen Pest Services ECO FRIENDLY power washing/wildlife trapping

Landscaping & Garden Center (Previously LBI Landscaping)

Design & Installation

Design, Install, Maintain

Property & Lawn Maintenance Sod • Stone Shore Plantings Wall Stone Drainage Solutions Mulch

· Unique Island Style Landscapes · Colorful Gardens, Fence, Bamboo · Long Term Landscape Relationships

Free Estimates

DAWSON

609-361-4310

7 Day Service

732-597-8550 866-303-0044 mfritz625@aol.com www.allgreenpestservices.com

www.hochslandscaping.com Lic # 13VH04791400

Visit our New Garden Center! 229 S. Main St.(Rt 9) Barnegat Pkwy Exit 67

Clean Ups • Trimming • Tree Planting & Plants Celestino Cruz

494-7562 • 294-9551

References • Free Estimates - Est. 1980

609-978-1045 • Fax: 609-978-0337 celestino.landscaping@yahoo.com

Cottagefence@yahoo.com Licensed & Insured Lic # 13VH05152400

609-489-6400

Call for free consultation for design services

Call now to schedule your fall cleanup

FREE 3-D Design with any Design Built Service

10% off for New Customers

Reg./Lic# 13VH02263300

Joe Salentino C:609-312-3688 H:609-848-9033

FENCE INSTALLATIONS & REPAIRS VINYL-CHAIN LINK-WOOD ALUMINUM FENCE TRASH ENCLOSURES & SHOWERS SWIMMING POOL ENCLOSURES QUALITY DEPENDABLE WORK

Licensed & Insured Free Estimates Real Estate Inspections

On tthe O h Side LANDSCAPING

Sod • Stone • Plantings • Pavers Retaining Walls• Lighting Drainage Systems• Property Maintenance Lic. #13VH00349300

Fall Savings 10% Off for New Customers

609-978-1392

FREE ATES

• Rock • Cleanups • All Landscape Needs • 60ft. Bucket Lift • Pavers • Hardscaping • Treework • Trimming • Planting • Weeding • Mulch • Topsoil

EMERGENCY WORK

ESTIM

609-296-5335 732-208-8733

Outdoor Environments Landscape Planning, Design & Construction • Plant Services Property Management • Irrigation & Drainage Solutions Landscape Lighting • Outdoor Living Areas • Carpentry Services Fiberglass Pools & Spas • Hardscape Design-Build Services Long Beach Island, NJ

p: 609-494-7007 www.daivdashlandscaping.com

• Spring/Fall Cleanups & Maintenance • Professional Design/ Build Services • Pools & Spas • Outdoor Living Spaces • Outdoor Kitchens & Fireplaces

Landscapes Reg/Lic# 13VH02805500

Surf City 609-361-8800 www.bayaveplantco.com

Over 20 Years Experience Fully Insured • Lic. #13VH01823000

Certified Arborist & Line Clearance Certified Tree Removal & Planting Natural/Organic Tree, Plant & Lawn Care Proper Pruning & Trimming • Cleanups & Clearings Stump Grinding • Brush Piles • Firewood 60' Aerial Lift / Grapple Truck / Experienced Climbers Customized Plant Care Program • Fertilization & Disease Management

We Are Licensed to Winterize Houses Pump Outs and Sump Pump Installation All Types of Cleanup - Call Us,We Have Answers

Our Thoughts & Prayers Are With Everyone At This Difficult Time

CELL (732) 267-3201 (609) 978-1577 • (732) 244-0623 NJ Landscape Irrigation Contractor License #16136 • NJ Pump Installer License #2056 NJ Backflow Prevention Device Inspector #9212 • NJ Master Plumbing License #10479

STORM CLEAN-UP SAND REMOVAL DEBRIS REMOVAL "Your Local Demolition Contractor" Excavating • Brick Pavers • Grading • Hauling

609-618-4100

LBI NORTH END C ONTRACTOR 609-709-5227

Steven R Fall - General Contractor Barnegat Light Landscaping & Contracting INC StevenRFall@yahoo.com

Property Cleanup • Repair • Restoration Proudly Serving LBI’s North End For Over 20 Years

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POWER WASHING

PAINTING

PAINTING

Cedar, vinyl, fiberglass, railings, decks, wood restoration, concrete, docks all phases. Insured. Lic.#13VH01389600. Call John, 609-494-6175.

A-1 SCHROEDER PAINTING

Andrew H. Grayson Painting & Contracting

MIKEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S POWER WASHING

Credit cards accepted. Lic.#13VH01016900. Call 609-2908836.

Interior/Exterior â&#x20AC;˘Power Washing â&#x20AC;˘Exterior staining our specialty â&#x20AC;˘Decks Sealed. Quality work guaranteed. 40 years experience. Lifetime Island Resident & Contractor. Glenn, 609-312-8263. Lic.#13VH05781700.

AL-CAT PAINTING

Storm Cleanup â&#x20AC;˘ Deck Restoration â&#x20AC;˘ Window Cleaning â&#x20AC;˘ Powerwashing â&#x20AC;˘ Paint/Stain

Cell 609-713-3989 TimMcCulla@msn.com

800-560-WASH

Interior â&#x20AC;˘Exterior â&#x20AC;˘Wallpapering â&#x20AC;˘Power Washing. All other home improvements and remodeling. Fully insured. 25yrs. experience. 609-978-0181, Joe. Lic.#13VH03693100.

ALL STORM CLEAN-UP AND REPAIR

Interior/Exterior â&#x20AC;˘Expert Restoration & Repairs â&#x20AC;˘Faux â&#x20AC;˘Decks Restored â&#x20AC;˘Power Washing. 609-713-3407. Lic.#13VH05855900.

ON POINT CUSTOM PAINTING LLC

Frank Co. Painting & Paperhanging

Professional â&#x20AC;˘ Prompt â&#x20AC;˘ References

609-276-9213

EXTERIOR/ INTERIOR

POWER

PAINTING STAINING 597-0544

BYRNE PAINTING

Interior/exterior. Power washing. Quality work at reasonable prices. References supplied. 609-494-5626, 609597-8558. Lic.#13VH02045500.

Howard Painting & Staining

Interior & exterior. Give us a call. 609-312-9857. Serving all the Mainland and Long Beach Island.

Corrigan Construction Co. Est. 1987

Additions â&#x20AC;˘ Alterations Remodels â&#x20AC;˘ Renovations Elevators â&#x20AC;˘ Decks Siding â&#x20AC;˘ Windows Doors â&#x20AC;˘ Floors â&#x20AC;˘ Trim Fully Insured Free Estimates

597-2692 Lic#13VH04928600

PAINT & HAMMER

CUSTOM HOUSE PAINTING

361-2452

WASHING â&#x20AC;˘ New/Old Work â&#x20AC;˘ Wall Paper Removal â&#x20AC;˘ Sheetrock Repairs

jppereiraconstruction.com Reg/Lic# 13VH00319400

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Hansonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s House Painting, LLC

Where Excellent Quality at a Reasonable Price Still Matters! NJ Reg./Lic.#13VH05425800 Join us on Facebook! Free Estimates

Pinelands Contracting Environmental Remediation OfďŹ ce: 609-296-5200 â&#x20AC;˘ Cell: 609-618-2226 â&#x20AC;˘ Fax: 609-294-8424

Foundation Repair and Replacement Helical Piers â&#x20AC;˘ Retaining Walls â&#x20AC;˘ House Raising

40 Years Experience Fully Insured and State Licensed

A ALL H0ME IMPROVEMENTS

Windows, doors, all carpentry, woodwork, sheetrock, plaster & paint work. Licensed & insured. Lic.#13VH03837800. Call Dave 609-296-5779.

Interior/exterior, power washing, wall coverings, acoustic spray, small repairs. Owner operated since 1979. Licensed, insured, reliable. 609-597-7763. Lic.#13VH01979900.

TMS PAINTING

Interior & Exterior. OFF SEASON RATES. Licensed & Insured. Senior citizen discounts. Call Terry, 609-424-8264. Lic#13VH06985600

HANDYMAN Odd Jobs & Yard Work

Replacement windows, paint, roofing and siding repair, storm doors, brush and tree removal, raking leaves, stone work, light hauling. Serving LBI and Mainland since 1987. 609-698-7493.

ALLPURPOSEREPAIRS.COM

LBI based. One call does it all: repairs, renovations, windows, doors, closets, tile, fire/water damage, carpentry. No job too small. Also home watch. Insured & NJ licensed, #13VHO5115400. Ask for Dave, 609-207-6056.

BEN SHEPPARD

HANDYMAN & HOUSE WATCH SERVICES. Phone 609-848-4893. Visit www.ben-sheppard.com Fully Licensed & Insured. NJ HIC#13VH 06951700.

New Homes â&#x20AC;˘ Additions Structural Repairs â&#x20AC;˘ Decks Siding â&#x20AC;˘ Framing Historical Renovations Home Improvements

COAST HANDYMAN SERVICES

HANDYMAN

Inside or outside, no job too small. Reasonable Rates. Please call 609-709-5452.

HOME WORK

All types of home repairs, â&#x20AC;˘Carpentry â&#x20AC;˘Ceiling Fans â&#x20AC;˘Locks â&#x20AC;˘Stor m Doors Installed â&#x20AC;˘Housesitting â&#x20AC;˘Rental Property Maintenance. Call Sal 609-3352099.

Additions â&#x20AC;˘ Renovations â&#x20AC;˘ Windows â&#x20AC;˘ Doors 609-748-7870 Siding â&#x20AC;˘ Decks â&#x20AC;˘ Kitchens â&#x20AC;˘ Baths www.acqconstruction.com No Job Too Small

Commercial & Residential Door & Operators Sales & Service 25 Years Experience Family Business Owned & Operated

PHONE: 609-693-8998 FAX: 609-693-5358

ADDITIONS & ALTERATIONS

33 YEARS IN BUSINESS

FULLY INSURED & LICENSED

KRETZER & SONS, INC. CUSTOM BUILDERS BATH & KITCHEN REMODELS REPLACEMENT WINDOWS DECKS & VINYL RAILS WILLIAM C. KRETZER, PRESIDENT FORKED RIVER, NJ NEW HOME BUILDERS LIC#00595 HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTORS LIC#13VH03118500

A ALL PHASES OF HOME IMPROVEMENTS

We specialize in Additions, Decks, Renovations, Vinyl Siding, Cedar Siding, Windows, Vinyl Railings, Outside Showers, and Roofing. BEST PRICES ON LBI. Call for free estimate. Fully licensed and insured. 609-494-5108. Lic.#13VH04369400. A.G.F. HOME IMPROVEMENTS All phases of home renovations. Kitchens â&#x20AC;˘Baths â&#x20AC;˘Tile â&#x20AC;˘Decks â&#x20AC;˘Fully Insured â&#x20AC;˘References â&#x20AC;˘Free Estimates. 609-971-7459. Lic.#13VH01279700.

LBIHandyMan.com

ABEL DRYWALL & PAINTING

Additions â&#x20AC;˘Renovations â&#x20AC;˘Demolitions â&#x20AC;˘Cleanups â&#x20AC;˘Complete Basements & Bathrooms. Free estimates. Fully insured. 609-273-8207. Lic.#13VH06131300.

MIKEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S POWER WASHING

& CARPENTRY. Interior & exterior repairs. Screen repairs and storm door installations also. Lic.#13VH01016900. Credit cards accepted. 609-290-8836. Repair & yard work, power washing, interior/exterior painting & staining. No job too big. No job too small. We do it all. Serving LBI out of Beach Haven. 609-312-9857.

ADMIRAL HOME REPAIR

All phases of home inprovements & repairs. Bathrooms, kitchens, tile, decks, siding, Andersen windows, replacement windows, vinyl railings and painting. 609-504-7007. Lic.#13VH06514200

AFFORDABILITY J. COLLINS & SONS CARPENTRY

SUNRISE SERVICES

Professional: House Cleanings, in/out seasonal cleanups, gutters, water damage, repairs, carpentry, window & power washing. Dune fencing. Lawns: mow, rake, bag, prune. North LBI. Eric, 609-494-5548. Lic.#13VH01376000.

Home Improvement Contractor â&#x20AC;˘Kitchen & Bath Remodeling â&#x20AC;˘Decks â&#x20AC;˘Additions â&#x20AC;˘Windows & Siding â&#x20AC;˘Property Management. Quality Work. Serving LBI & Area Over 25 Years. 609-312-6410. Lic.#13VH02671400

DECKING PLUS DECK BUILDERS & POWERWASHING CO.

25 Years Experience INSURED 609-693-3472 Reg./Lic.# 13VH01404200

T.W. Knorr Construction, LLC BUILDERS & CONSTRUCTION MANAGERS

(609) 848-4094 (201) 650-0534

Additions â&#x20AC;˘ New Homes â&#x20AC;˘ Home OfďŹ ce Renovations â&#x20AC;˘ Media Rooms Add-A-Levels â&#x20AC;˘ Kitchens & Baths tim@twknorr.com â&#x20AC;˘ www.twknorr.com NJ Reg # 13VH03126700

ANTHONY JOHNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S REMODELING, LLC HOME REPAIRS & IMPROVEMENTS Always a Quality Job at a Fair Price

609-296-6927

855-787-GURU (4878) Toll Free

We specialize in Renovations, Additions, Add-a-Level, Decks, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Vinyl Siding, Cedar Shakes, Windows, Vinyl Railings, Outside Showers. Free Estimates. Fully licensed and insured. Lic.#13VH04369400. 609-4943999.

Storm Damage, Restoration, Mold Remediation, Repairs or Complete Remodeling. Lic.#13VH04665400. 609-489-6305.

All Major Credit Cards Accepted

Hurricane Relief: Cleanup & Repair 609-271-4708 Leo Hanson â&#x20AC;˘ Owner/Painting Contractor Insured, Registered & Licensed in NJ Interior/Exterior â&#x20AC;˘ Power Washing Staining â&#x20AC;˘ Professional Window Cleaning Home Improvements

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R.J.H. Paint & Stain

Lic.# 13V02820300 Insured

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Handyman Services. One call does it all. Year-round repairs & house check. Insured. 609-947-6396. Lic.#13VH03667600.

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HANDYMAN

Interior and Exterior Staining & Painting. Powerwashing. Windows & Doors Installed. Michael Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Donnell. Lic.#13VH05479800. 609-494-3699.

Reg./Lic.# 13VH01517700

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Licensed/Insured. Interior/Exterior Paint, Stain, Decorative Finish. Wallpaper, Repaint, New Construction. Power Washing. Residential/Commercial. Sub-contract, Ocean County/Will travel. References available. 609-891-5513. Lic.#13VH05418100. www.graysonpropainting.com

PAINTING

(609) 276-2242

Calls promptly returned ajh4building@aol.com

REMODELING â&#x20AC;˘ ADDITIONS â&#x20AC;˘ DECKS TRIM WORK â&#x20AC;˘ EXTERIOR STAIRWAYS DECORATIVE OUTDOOR WOODWORK EXTERIOR SHOWERS â&#x20AC;˘ NO JOB TOO SMALL

30 Years Experience Reg/Lic# 13VH06407000

Licensed & Insured

Custom Fiberglass Fully Insured

Free Estimates

Serving LBI

Decks â&#x20AC;˘ Roofs â&#x20AC;˘ Vinyl Handrails

609-713-0581 Lic # 13vH00034400

25 Years Experience


ALL HOME REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE

Storm Damage, Roofing, Siding, Windows, Drywall, Trim, Decks, Basements, Kitchens, Baths, Additions. Guaranteed call back. Lic.13VH04665400. 609-489-6305. BuildAxis.com

COAST WINDOW & DOOR

Installers, all windows/doors. Replacements, Andersen, repairs. Licensed and Insured. Call Dave 609-296-5779. Lic.#13VH03837800.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS EAST COAST CONTRACTING– Storm Clean-up •Debris Removal •House Gutting. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling •Decks •Vinyl Railings •Tile •Painting & More. 1-hour response. Chris, 609-618-3462. Lic.#13VH06855700 Has your building suffered structural damage from the recent weather? Contact Woodford Brothers for structural repairs on all types of buildings. 800-653-2276 or www.Woodfordbros.com

HOME IMPROVEMENTS J. CONOSCENTI & SONS CONTRACTORS

SA N D T R A P

Professional Remodeling Contractors since 1982. Custom trim, crown moldings, additions, kitchens, baths. Satisfaction guaranteed. Lic.#13VH01891800. 609597-8925. Facebook.com/jconos centiandsons

JG Stone Creations, LLC

Custom stone design. Interior and exterior walls, fireplaces, feature walls, and more. 609-618-7980. Lic.#13VH06988100. www.jgstonecreationsnj.com

JOSEPH MIDURE

HOME IMPROVEMENTS INC.

Jerry Milano

Joy Milano

MILANO TILE, LLC Serving LBI over 40 years

Custom Installations Bath remodels, backsplashes Marble, glass, handcrafted tile our specialty

Ph/Fx: 609-698-2378 Reg/Lic # 13VH04482900

Hardwood ~ Laminate ~ Bamboo ~ Cork Our Hearts Go Out to All Those Affected by the Storm! Helping to Restore the Shore Free Estimates

609.276.9299

Visit us at: www.skyrofloors.com Re/Lic#13VH04831900 | EPA & CFI Certified

Vinyl Siding •Windows •Doors •Decks •Carpentry & More. Free Estimates. 609-294-0173. Fully Insured. Lic.#13VH06667900

MICHAEL & SON

General Contractor. Remodeling: Kitchens, Baths, Tile, Hardwood Flooring. Major/minor renovations. Roofing, Decks, Small Repairs. Quality workmanship & references, ser ving LBI since 1985. #13VH02749200. Call Mike P. 609296-8222. ‘‘You’ll be glad you did!!’’

MALCOLM LEIGH CONSTRUCTION LLC

Remodeling, Additions, Kitchens, Baths, Doors/Windows, Siding, Decks, Three Season Vinyl Patio Rooms. 609-290-9737. BBB Accredited Business. Lic.#13VH03012500. malcolmleighconstruction.com Storm clean-ups & power washing. Fully insured. No job too big or too small! Call 910-617-8252.

STORM DAMAGE REPAIR & RESTORATION

**Call now for immediate response to your needs! Lighthouse Building & Contracting. All phases, professional workmanship. Over 25 years exp. Fully insured. Lic.#045477.

609-857-5992

TRIED AND TRUE RESTORATION

‘‘THE ALL-AROUND HANDYMAN’’ HURRICANE Renovations and more. Efficient, Adaptive, Committed. FREE estimates. Call 609-6613696. Lic#13VH05418100

FLOORING

Custom Showers • Complete Bathroom Remodels Kitchen Backsplashes Small Jobs & Repairs Welcome

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Ceramic Tile LLC

Marble - Natural Stone - Glass Tile

RON FERRIER FLOOR SANDING CO. Installation, staining, pickling, repairs. Clean, top quality work. Serving Southern Ocean County. 732-775-1932.

609-296-6906 • 609-618-9031 Fully Insured • Reg/Lic 13VH00054700

Specializing In Stain Work

Floor Sanding & Refinishing Old & New Floors Installation & Repairs Sudoku Solution

609-597-6229

We Are Here to Help in Your Time of Need

Everlast

Home Remodeling Serving L.B.I. & Mainland for Over 17 Years

609-660-0039 609-709-1324 Jim & Chuck Callahan

Storm Repair + Restoration + Clean-Up

create your own jewelry 1616 LB Blvd. Surf City 494-8177

1305 Long Beach Blvd. North Beach Haven 492-BEAD

BoGo ½ Off Earrings All Jewelry Made on LBI

Insured Lic#13VH01383600

classes, hairwraps & feathers

www.justbeadit.net

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HEATING & COOLING

HEATING & COOLING

HEATING & COOLING

PLUMBING

ALL-WAYS HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING

JR’S HEATING SERVICE BOILER REPAIR

Rick Barker Heating & Cooling, LLC

INSTALLATION & REPAIR SERVICES

Sales •Service •Installation •All Makes/Models. Financing Available. BPI Certified. 24Hr. Emergency Service. 877-247-1010. Lic.#13VH01556300.

Baseboard heat, circulators, relays, thermostats, zone valves installed. Over 30 years experience.

WINTER HOUSE WATCH Avail.

609-290-1920

FAZIO HEAT & AIR

Our rates don’t inflate going over the bridge. R22 $24.99 lb. Great service contracts. 15 minute call backs. Emergency service standby. Fully insured. Free service calls. Lic.#13VH06569000 ins.

609-276-1658

Your comfort is our goal! Get it done right the first time. 609-5975808. Lic.#13VH04377200.

PLUMBING

LAURENCE HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING

Experienced Technician For Sales •Service •Installation. Certified & insured. 30 years experience. Lic.#1058312. 609-296-6368. www.Laurenceheatair.com

CARNEY PLUMBING & HEATING

For all your plumbing needs. Remodels, Alterations, Additions, Repairs, New Work. Fair pricing. Lic#7419. Cell 732-253-9277.

Plumbing •Heating •Air Conditioning •Winterization •Toilet & Faucet Repairs •Radiant Heat. Free Estimates. 609-698-2777. HIC Lic.#13VH06404700. Plumbing eg.#36B100733400.

PLUMBING

T. K OHLER J R . P LUMBING & H EATING Quality Service at Your Convenience Winterization Specials Lic# 12557 • Thomas J Kohler Jr. owner/operator

MONTANHA

609-242-5474 Come Visit Us Online at

www.lbiplumbing.com

MECHANICAL

Plumbing - Heating Building & Construction

Plumbing & Heating Service - Repairs - Remodels

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PLUMBING

Serving LBI & Manahawkin 609-494-2270 Ocean County 609-857-3478

Seasonal Water Turn-Ons & Offs

Ozzie Montanha Master Plumber License# 11125

Phone # 609-978-3551

Samuel S. Wieczorek, Pres., NJ State Master Plumbing

Lic #7509

ALL YOUR PLUMBING NEEDS Our Hearts go out to all affected by Super Storm Sandy. We wish you well and a safe and speedy rebuild. We know the value of a trusted contractor and hope to work with you to repair, rebuild or restart your home.

Licensed and Fully Insured License # 12289

Jeff Moody

HEATING • COOLING • PLUMBING

Master Plumber

SAME DAY HEATING AND COOLING REPLACEMENTS

Free Estimates by Appointment Only

Residential • Commercial

SPECIALIZING IN KITCHEN & BATH REMODELING SERVICE & REPAIR

10% OFF ALL SERVICE CALLS

$250 OFF Any New or

Servicing: Ewing and Central New Jersey

Beach Haven West and LBI

609-883-8180

609-658-5754

NJ LIC #13VH00948900 Master Plumbers Lic #6582 EPA Lead-Safe Certification Master Plumbers Lic #6582 NJ LICRVI #13VH00948900 David Weiner Lic# 1850530477

Replacement System

Remove & Replace Duct Work Fujitsu Ductless Heat Pump (Heat & AC)

Specializing in: Tankless Water Heaters Ductless Air Conditioning, Water Turn Ons, Sewer and Drain Cleaning Call for a FREE In-Home Estimate

waltmccollum@yahoo.com

Dual Zone 2-Ton 15 Seer 2 - 12,000 BTU Evaporators - $5,500 4 Zone 3-Ton 15 Seer 4 - 9,000 BTU Evaporators Heat Pump Condenser - $8,900 80% 80,000 BTU Gas Furnace $2,400 95% 75,000 BTU Gas Furnace $2,900

Albrecht's Island Air, LLC (609) 668-2992 • (800) 894-0056 NJ License #13VH00735500

WINTERIZATION RESIDENTIAL • COMMERCIAL Water & Sewer Hook Ups House Winterizations Tankless Water Heaters Drain Cleaning • Gas Piping Fixtures Installed • Repair Service

609-361-7473 Michael J. VanLiew Over 20 Years Experience Master Plumber

Lic. #12456 Ship Bottom, NJ


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JERSEY SHORE PLUMBING & DESIGN

Residential & Commercial Winterizations 10% Senior Citizen Discount

All Fixtures, Drain Cleaning, Water Heater Installation & Repairs Appliance Installation & Repairs 609-618-4298

609-549-5088 Office

24 Hr. Emergency Service Lic# 4996

Outdoor showers, tankless and water heaters, gas lines, sewer/ drain cleaning, boilers, service work. For all your plumbing needs. Free estimates. Lic.#12452. 609668-9008.

S.K. ROBB PLUMBING CO.

All Plumbing Services. Bathroom Remodeling. Hot Water Heaters. Gas Lines. ComfortHeight Toilets. Winterization Services. NJ Lic#.8455.

609-361-9453

ROOFING/SIDING

ELECTRICAL

A ALL PHASES OF ROOFING/SIDING

THOMAS F. GOGLIA & SON ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS

We specialize in Roofing & Siding, Cedar Impressions, Vinyl Siding, Cedar Shakes, GAF Timberline Roofing. BEST PRICES ON LBI. Call for free estimate. Only Certified Vinyl Siding Installers Located on LBI. Fully licensed & insured. 609-494-5108. Lic.#13VH04369400.

NEW ROOFS OR STORM REPAIRS

Also Water Damage & Drywall Repair. Lic.#13VH04665400. Phone 609-489-6305. BuildAxis.com

ELECTRICAL Plumbing,

Yes, Our Office Is On LBI!

++EMERGENCY SERVICE +:

Our Thoughts Go Out to All Affected by Sandy 6105 Long Beach Blvd. • Brant Beach www.storsbergplumbing.com

609-361-0600

Lic #6062

All calls promptly answered. Serving Manahawkin & LBI w/25 years experience. Lic.#12137. 609-5490049.

AWNINGS & CANOPIES

A ALL EXTERIOR RENOVATIONS

Certified Vinyl Siding Contractor (VSI), Cedar Impressions, Real Cedar Shakes, Timberline Roofing, Windows, Decks, Outside Showers. Fair Prices. Free estimates, Proof of license, insurance & vinyl siding certification. 609-494-3999. Lic.#13VH04369400.

Electrical, heating, air conditioning, generator installation. All work fully insured and guaranteed. Senior citizen discount. 609-294-8225. Lic.#7664.

NJ LICENSE #6156

GEORGE WARR

Kean

Electrical Contractors, Inc.

Complete electrical residential/ commercial service. Guaranteed call back. Free estimates. Lic.#14560A. 609-978-2070.

P&H ROOFING

Electrical Contractor Meter Sockets & Service Cable Replacements Water Heater Elements Installed Ceiling Fans • Dryers Air Conditioning • Circuits Lighting & Remodeling Specialist P.O. Box 182, Barnegat Light, NJ 08006

A company where the owner is on the job!

Serving LOCAL Businesses & Homeowners for Over 20 Years

ATLANTIC AWNINGS

Professional Installations •Residential/Commercial. Retractable Awnings, Window Awnings, Retractable & Stationary Canopies, Recovers, Repairs, Re-Hang, Take Downs, Washing. Fully insured. FREE ESTIMATES. 609-6182420. Lic.#13VH06758700. atlanticawningcompany.com

G ENERGY ELECTRIC

ROOFING/SIDING

Heating & Cooling

ELECTRICAL

609-494-0927

Since 1976

Lic # 5828

Ceiling Fans Recessed Lights Remodeling & New Construction

QUICK RESPONSE

609-361-0236 www.daveselectric.net

FREE ESTIMATES LBI • Manahawkin Tuckerton Lacey Twp. • Toms River Yo u r A d C o u l d B e Here! 609-494-5900

Repairs & Power Washing

609-384-1709

(No subcontractors)

Lic# 13VH01941200

KURTZ ELECTRIC, INC. Residential • Commercial • Industrial

“NO JOB TOO SMALL” LLC

SALES • SERVICE • INSTALLATION ALL MAKES AND MODELS • Furnaces • Central Air • Humidifiers • Boilers • UV Systems • Ductless

• Upgrade Electrical Service • Recessed Lighting • Air Conditioning Circuits

609-361-8815

HOME TEMPERATURE MONITORING STARTING @ $35.99 + TAX AND SENSOR LEAVING FOR THE WINTER? WE WILL MONITOR YOUR HOME’S TEMPERATURE TO PREVENT DAMAGE. ONLY DOWN FOR WEEKENDS? IN SUMMER DON’T COME HOME TO A HOT HOUSE. SERVICE CONTRACTS MAINTENANCE CONTRACTS Starting @ $20.00 a Month + Tax Starting @ $100.00 + Tax Includes Parts & Labor 32-point Tune Up (Cap & Contactor Included) 32-point Tune Up UNLIMITED SERVICE CALLS DISCOUNT ON PARTS & LABOR PRIORITY SERVICE

SENIOR DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE ON SERVICE CALLS www.rossohvac.com yrosso@rossohvac.com LIC#13VH01298500

609-812-0094

Serving Local Businesses & Home Owners for 32 years

FREE ESTIMATES

N.J. Lic#13VH06719700

Free Estimates

• New Construction • Wiring for Ceiling Fans • Troubleshooting

597-8570 LICENSE No. 6093

185 N. Main St. (Rt. 9) Manahawkin, N.J.

Fully Insured

Roofing • Fiberglass Decks • Skylights • Vinyl Rails All Types of Shingles & Repairs

609-294-8219

iguanaroofinganddecks.com iguanaroofing@yahoo.com Reg./Lic.# 13VH01741000

Repairs & New Installations • Senior & Military Discounts • Lighting Ceiling & Attic Fans • Generator Specialist • Kitchens & Baths

$50 OFF ANY JOB OVER $200 Fully Bonded & Insured Lic.# 15541

609-891-6905

PINSTRIPE ROOFING $500 OFF

Expert Roofing at Handyman Prices! 15-year guarantee on all installation jobs! Siding • Gutters • Leaders • Kitchens Residential/Commercial Senior Discount

with this ad! Clip & Save! Valid until 12/31/12

201-218-1277 David S. 551-265-2036 David D.

J. MCDERMOTT ROOFING Roof repairs & new roofs. All work guaranteed. Free estimates. Call Jim

609-492-2732 cell 609-713-6440

Ask About Our 22 Sq. Promo! We beat any written estimate!

pinstriperoofing.com NJ LIC# 13VH06396300

Free Estimates 24-Hr. Service

WE DO SOLAR

All Phases of Electrical Work No Job Too Small

10% OFF ALL JOBS OVER $250.00 Licensed & Fully Insured NJ License #15079A

(some restrictions may apply)

“Extreme Home Make Over Contractor”

(609) 978-6530 WWW.GOGREENWITHLOUSELECTRIC.COM

SPECIALIZING IN FIBERGLASS, SIDING, VINYL RAILING & DECKS

"WE WILL MATCH OR BEAT ANY COMPETITOR'S WRITTEN ESTIMATE.”*

Haven Beach Lic.#13VH04826300

*certain restrictions may apply

NJ REG# 13VH06143700

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WINDOW TREATMENTS JG DESIGNS

Complete Design Services. Interiors, Home and Realtor Staging, Window Treatments, Slip Covers and Upholstery. Call 609-5973360.

ELEVATORS ACCREDITED HOME ELEVATOR CO.

Sales/Service •Residential and Commercial •New or Existing •Installation •Moder nization •Repairs •Service/Service Contracts. Hoistway Construction, Dumbwaiters, Chairlifts. Visit our showroom, 127 Rte. 9 South, Barnegat. Lic.#13VH04317500. www.accelevator.com

609-660-8000

INSTRUCTION ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE FROM HOME. Medical, Business, Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. SCHEV authorized. Call 888-220-5975. www.CenturaOnline.com

SPANISH

INSTRUCTION & TUTORING NJ Certified K-12. 25 years exp. Affordable, will travel. Remedial/ enrichment. All levels, children to adults. Call 201-638-4906.

MUSIC PRODUCTION Rock Solid Productions

Providing original music for media, TV, and film. Please visit us www.rocksolidproductionsllc.com, email rocksolid321@gmail.com or call 609-713-6325.

MUSIC LESSONS Music lessons for All ages! Find a music teacher. TakeLessons offers affordable, safe, guaranteed music lessons with teachers in your area. Our prescreened teachers specialize in singing, guitar, piano, drums, violin and more. Call 888690-4889.

COMPUTER SERVICES COMPUTER TECH

12 years experience in all phases of computer programing, setup, maintenance, repairs, networking & security. For home or small business. Will come to you! Tuckerton to LBI. Call 609618-6147 or email: williamsLEH@comcast.net My Computer Works. Computer problems? Viruses, spyware, email, printer issues, bad internet connections- FIX IT NOW! Professional, U.S. based technicians. $25 off service. Call for immediate help. 888-904-1215.

SHORE PC CLINIC

Computer Repairs • Upgrades •Virus and Malware Removal. Please call 609-891-1200. support@shorePCclinic.com www.shorePCclinic.com

ADULT CARE AT HOME ELDER CARE

European caregivers, English speaking. References, licensed, bonded, insured. Call 732-899-6366. www.athome-eldercare.com EUROPEAN CAREGIVERS looking for home health aide jobs. 12 years experience. Excellent references. Call Ann, 732-525-1839.

PETS/PET CARE ADOPT A PET

Dogs, Puppies, Cats & Kittens ready for adoption in Ocean County’s animal facility, located at 360 Haywood Rd. in Manahawkin. All animals have been spayed/neutered, vaccinated & microchipped. Hours: 1pm-4pm daily, Wed., 1pm-6:30pm.

609-978-0127

LOST A PET? Call the shelter, your pet could be there!

HOLIDAY PORTRAITS

Pet portraits from your photo. Pen & Ink * Colored Pencil * Watercolor or Oil * Caricature or Cartoon. 10% discount on orders placed by 11/1. Call Pat Johnson, 609-296-2162, leave message. (View picture111043 online)

PET AND HOUSE SITTING, LLC

Pet Sitting •Pet Walking •Full Animal Care •House Sitting •Plants, Mail, etc. References/ Insured. Barbara,

609-361-8020

THE PET NANNY DOG CARE COACHING

Personal Pet Care. Pet Sitting, Dog Walking, Cat Care Coaching, House Sitting. 15+ years experience on LBI. The professional, loving care that your furry family deserves. Tail-wagging references!

CHERI 609-713-0866 WALK A DOG OR FOSTER KITTENS!

Volunteer at Southern Ocean County Animal Shelter, located at 360 Haywood Rd. in Manahawkin. Dog walkers are needed daily from 9am-4:30pm. Orientation held 1st & 3rd Thursday and 3rd Sunday at 11am. Must be 18 years old. Paperwork can be picked up at the shelter daily, 1pm-3pm. FREE Pet Food Pantry in shelter lobby for those in need.

HELP WANTED AIRLINES ARE HIRING! Train for hands on aviation career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified. Job placement assisitance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance. 877-564-4204. All phases of home improvements: Siding, Roofing Carpentry. LBI and vicinity. Contact Joseph Midure Home Improvements LLC, 609294-0173. Carpenters wanted. Experienced and non-experienced laborers. Must have valid drivers license. Call 609-312-9595. Driver - $0.03 enhanced quarterly bonus. Get paid for any portion you qualify for: Safety production, MPG, CDL-A, 3 months current OTR experience. 800-414-9569. www.driveknight.com DRIVERS - A. Duie Pyle needs owner operators regional truckload operations. HOME EVERY WEEKEND! O/O average $1.84/ miles. Steady year ’round work. Requires CDL-A, 2 years experience. Call Dan: 877-307-4133. www.DriveforPyle.com Drivers: Home weekends, .44cpm NE dedicated. Chromed out trucks w/APUs 70% drop & hook CDL-A, 6 months experience. 888-2474037. Experienced Reefer Drivers. GREAT PAY/Freight lanes from Presque Isle, ME., Boston-Leigh, Pa. 800-277-0212 or www.primeinc.com

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HELP WANTED Full time construction/landscaping worker. North end LBI. Start immediately. Transportation a must. Experience or pickup truck a plus. Good pay for hard work & reliability. Call 609-709-5227. SRF444@yahoo.com HVAC company has immediate openings for duct work and HVAC installers. Must have own tools and transportation. Call 609-668-2992.

JOEYS’ PIZZA & PASTA

Pizza makers & Cooks, experienced only. Call 609-597-2003 for an interview. Licensed Real Estate Agent for Sales & Rentals in Progressive Suppor tive LBI Office. Join a Friendly, Positive Professional Team. Call Rick at Stevens Real Estate for a Confidential Interview, 609-494-5555. REAL ESTATE– Sales/Rental agents. Build or increase your business in one of our busy Long Beach Island offices. Great opportunities for newcomers or seasoned agents. Call Aileen Kidd TODAY at Prudential Zack Shore Proper ties for a confidential interview. 609-494-1776. Scojo’s Restaurant is now hiring for all positions in Surf City & Tuckerton. Please apply in person at 120 West Main St., Tuckerton starting Fri., 11/16, or call 609-296-5700.

Shamrock Heating & Air

Now Hiring •JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIANS, min. 5 years exp., valid driver’s license & transportation required •HVAC MECHANICS, min. 2 years exp., personal vehicle required •HVAC SERVICE MECHANICS, min. 3 years residential exp. with oil, gas & heat pumps. Our firm Offers excellent benefits, 401K, health insurance, FSA, vacation and paid holidays. Please send resume to Shamrock, Attn: Personnel, PO Box 2537, Vincentown, NJ 08088, fax to 609-859-1443 or apply in person, 143 Red Lion Rd., Ste. G, Vincentown, NJ, Mon.-Fri., 9am4pm. Storm Clean-up Helpers Needed! Interior/exterior, light duty clean-up. Long Beach Twp area. Please call 609-709-1511. Weichert Realtors is looking for new and/or experienced team members. Call to arrange a confidential interview, LBI office 609494-6000.

COMMERCIAL FOR RENT AAA LOCATION

SHIP BOTTOM strip store available immediately. 609-290-1272, 609-494-2420. Manahawkin, 950 sq.ft. Ideal professional office, retail or medical office. Available immediately. Will subdivide. Owner offers rental incentive. Jeff, 732-580-7457 or Diane Turton Realtors, 609-4927000.

Stafford Forge Business Park

Contractor’s Office/Workshop for rent. 1,100-14,000 sq.ft. Will divide. 609-294-4990.

INSURANCE- PUBLIC ADJUSTMENT ‘‘HELPING HOMEOWNERS SETTLE CLAIMS’’

Metro Public Adjustment Inc. We provide professional and ethical representation to maximize your settlement. Too many times, clients settle for less because they can’t interpret the details hidden in their policy. bwilbank@verizon.net Barry Wilbank, 484-645-4432.

HOUSES FOR SALE

To A l l T h o s e Affected by the Recent Disaster, Our Thoughts and Prayers Go Out to You. We’re Here to Assist. 1-800-NJSHORE 1-800-657-4673 www.nj-shore.com

REMAX LBI OF

On the causeway.

Affordable Bayfront! For Sale By Owner

Barnegat Light/High Bar area. Details & brochure on Web site barnegatlightbayfront.com For appointment please call 609-713-1415.

YEAR ROUND RENTALS

AUTOS FOR SALE

Little Egg Harbor, large, 1st floor, 1-bedroom condo w/pool. $995/ month + utilities, security, credit check. Available 12/1. No smoking. 609-709-6574.

1996 Saturn station wagon, 80k miles. Runs good, A/C, needs exhaust. $1,100/OBO. Please call 609-492-6585.

Manahawkin, 4-bedroom house, 2 full baths, W/D, DW, C/A, full basement. Large yard. No pets. Available 11/1, $1,750/month + utilities. 201-912-1390. Surf City bayside, furnished, sideby-side duplex, 2 floors, 5BR (or 1 den), 2.5BA, utility room w/washer/ dryer, hot water heat. References & security required. No smoking. Will consider winter rental. 609709-1723.

VILLAGE ON THE GREEN

TUCKERTON APARTMENTS Luxury 1BR & 2BR, spacious, gourmet kitchen, mini blinds, fully applianced. Call 609-294-2424. We are in need of rental properties. Please contact us if you are considering renting your property. Home Alliance Realty, 609-9789009.

ROOMS FOR RENT

Barnegat Light condo, bayside end unit, NO WATER DAMAGE. 1 master bedroom. Plenty of storage. Views of inlet & lighthouse. FSBO, $335,000. Call 609-820-3942.

Barnegat, beautifully furnished bedroom w/bath. Kitchen/laundry privileges. $650/month, includes utilities. Verifiable income, references, 1 month security required. 609-698-8160.

GARAGE FOR RENT

RENTAL WANTED

L.E.H. 1,000sqft. Very Clean. Safe, Secure Residential Area. One Block Rte. 9. Classic Cars, Boats, Inventory. Can Divide. Great Deal! 732-492-0709. (View picture53001 online)

Father & daughter displaced from home by Sandy, seeking rental in Southern Regional School District for remainder of school year. Call 347-752-3407.

LOTS FOR SALE Manahawkin, 1-acre lot on desirable Beachview Ave. Underground utilities already installed. Price reduced. Call Don Diorio, 609-7092483.

MOBILE HOMES 2005 33ft. Chateau, steps from ocean. Sleeps 8, fully equipped. Located in Oceanside Trailer Park, unit #6. $29,900/OBO. Call 917862-4673. Only minutes from LBI, down at the Jersey Shore. 55+ Mobile Home Community in Barnegat. 1986 Schult, 44ft. long by 24ft. wide, 2bedroom, 2-bath double wide w/living & dining rooms, kitchen. Has a front porch but it needs TLC. Last on a cul-de-sac, very private. New A/C and hot water heater, and heater. Asking $25,000. Call 609607-1647 or 609-709-0407.

R.E. OUT OF STATE Delaware: For sale, several NEW Ranch homes! 55+ peaceful country setting with all amenities included. Low 100’s, low taxes. Call today 302-659-5800. www.bonayrehomes.com and www.lenapebuilders.net

TRAVEL TRAILERS FOR SALE 30ft. Award: walkaround queen bed, pull-out sofa, sleeps 6, many extras! Good condition, well maintained. $9,995. Located Beach Haven. 609-492-2466. (View picture61001 online)

WINTER RENTALS 4-bedroom house available with separate 1-bedroom pool house. 7 fenced acres. Chatsworth. 20 minutes from LBI. Plenty of storage. Call for details, 609-661-0997. Attractive, immaculate, Key-West style, 3-bedroom, 2-bath townhouse, sundeck & balcony, tastefully decorated, Beach Haven. Small pet friendly. $1,200/month. 609-658-1098. www.lbibeachhome.net Beach Haven, NO FLOOD DAMAGE. Beautiful, bayfront condo. Updated, furnished, 2BR, 2BA, DW, W/D, C/A, deck. $900/month + utilities. Available immediately. No pets/smoking. 914-424-9313. Beach Haven studio apartment. High & Dry. Snug & warm. Available immediately. $850/month + electric. Call 609-492-9126. Harvey Cedars, no storm damage. 3BR, sleeps 8. LR, DR, den, kitchen & laundry. Waterfront, spacious porch, heat & A/C. Monthly through April starting 12/1 (or with availability of natural gas service). Call 609-466-0590. High Bar Harbor, bayside waterfront home. 3BR, 2BA, gas heat. No storm damage. Call for details, 609-661-0997. Short term rentals - for local LBI residents displaced by Hurricane Sandy and out of area contractors with references. Call Sand Dollar Real Estate, 609-494-1130. Surf City oceanblock, no storm damage. Available 12/1. Call Janet, 609-549-0049.

MOTOR HOMES

AUTO REMOVAL

37ft. Damon RV, excellent condition. Sleeps 4-6. Generator, A/C, heat, water & waste water storage, 8ft.x10ft. rear storage w/ramp. 9,337 miles. Asking $90,000. Call 315-699-6900.

For your unwanted cars & trucks. TOP DOLLAR PAID. FREE TOWING. Call daytime 609-268-0365, eve. 609-230-5998.

ONLINE

CLASSIFIEDS

CASH PAID

2001 VW Golf, $3,500/OBO. 105K miles, check engine light on, needs front brake pads. Please call 609709-9196. 2005 Mercury Mountaineer, black interior/exterior, new brakes & tires. NO FLOOD DAMAGE. No accidents, well maintained. 174K miles. $4,000/OBO. Rich 201-4547570. rsands1506@comcast.net

AUTOS WANTED DONATE your car, truck or boat to HERITAGE for the BLIND. FREE 3 day vacation, tax deductible, FREE towing, will take care of ALL paperwork. 888-438-1090.

BOATS FOR SALE PRICE REDUCED, $1,200! 10ft. Pennant Daysailer (2007). 15ft. mast w/sail, main & jib. Oars and 1.5hp motor. Perfect for beginners. In Barnegat Light. 267-879-9637. 19ft. 1988 Cobalt 19BR, 265hp V8, 246 hours, w/2002 Sea Lion tandem trailer. No bottom paint. $2,500. Surf City. 201-960-5358. 20ft. 1995 Sun Bird Neptune Cuddy Cabin, 135hp Evinrude engine, with trailer, $500/OBO. Call 862-2224737. 21ft. 2005 Parker 2120 Sport Cabin w/Load-Rite trailer. OB, F150 Yamaha 4-stroke, 99hrs. Garmin navigation. Pristine condition, $29,500. 856-296-3630. 24ft. 2008 Sea Ray Sundancer (undamaged). Original owner. Warranties through 2013. Only 35 hours. $42,000. On LBI. Call/Text 201-925-5143. 25ft. 1982 Siedelman cruiser/racer sailboat with trailer. Still wins races! $2,000. In Beach Haven Crest. Call 609-290-0530. 25ft. 2004 Tahoe open bow. 350/ 300 Merc Bravo I. NO FLOOD DAMAGE. Excellent condition, low hours. Asking $18,000/OBO. Rich 201-454-7570. rsands1506@comcast.net

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MARINE SERVICES CAPTAIN BRAZILL’S MARINE– Certified Condition & Vessel Value Surveys; Pre-purchase Insurance. Boating Safety Instructor •Boat Hauling •Boat Stands. 609-4947200. www.lbiboatcap.com

1. Open ONLINE CLASSIFIEDS to View Alphabetical Listing of Categories 2. Point and Click on Desired Category to Scroll Through Individual Ads in an Easy-to-Read Format 3. Find Helpful Customer Web Site and Picture Links


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BOAT ACCESSORIES

SHIP BOTTOM BOAT TOWING, local & long distance boat hauling, since 1986. 609-978-7757. Like Us on Facebook. www.Shipbottomboattow.com

SAIL REPAIRS ATTENTION SAILOR: Sail repairs, new sails, boom covers, windows, cushions. Rigging replacements. CDI furlers. Will pickup & deliver. 609-294-2457, Aggie.

Looking for my 21ft. Mako CC (NJ9422XK), boat and trailer that floated into the bay off North Beach Haven. 973-296-4991.

BAYVIEW CANVAS

Winterization/Shrink Wrapping done correctly. $135 each. Storm damage & fiberglass repair. Oil changes. Salvage. Pick up/on site. 609-839-1264. baysidejetski@yahoo.com

MARINE CONSTRUCTION

SHRINK WRAP NACE’S SHRINK WRAP

We come to your location. All covers vented to prevent mildew. 609-660-0669.

STACK’S PILINGS & DOCKS LLC

•Bulkheading •Boat Lifts •Floating Docks •Davits. Free estimates. Fully insured. Reg./ Lic.#13VH03247500

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Extruded Vinyl Bulkheads Non-Polluting Bulkhead Piers and Breakwaters We Take Care of All Permit Needs

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FULL SERVICE MARINA BOATS / JET SKIS / TRAILERS BOAT STORAGE WINTERIZING / SHRINK WRAP BOAT HAULING / TRAVEL LIFT Complete REPAIR & SERVICES at your dock or our shop. I/O-O/B ENIGINE / OUTDRIVE rebuild or replacements.

BOAT SLIPS 2013

Storm Damage Repairs

Docks • Davits • Vinyl Bulkheading Decks • Repair Work Fully Insured • Free Estimates

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Custom Waterfront Construction Docks • Vinyl Bulkheads

BULKHEAD INSTALLATION & REPAIRS DOCKS • DECKS • EXCAVATION PIERS • PERMITS

NJ DEP • CAFRA • Army • Local

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HURRICANE’S

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Marine Construction

USED BOAT SALES

Outdoor Kitchens & Bars •Fire Pits Pool Pumps, Filters, Heaters •Air Conditioners. Boat Winterization & Hauling. Snow Plowing. 609-5482917.

PREMIER DOCKS AND BULKHEADS

Repairs

CARDAN

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Boat Canvas– custom fabrication and repair. All types enclosures, covers, upholstery, marine carpeting, residential canvas. 609-276-2720. www.bayviewcanvaslbi.com

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MISSING BOAT

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Builders & Developers of Waterfront Property

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Storm Repair • Clean-Ups • Restoration • House Raising

Bulkheads • Docks • Boat Lifts • Marine Inspections 609-597-3391

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Barge Work • House Pilings House Raising • Docks Bulkheads • Piers • Boatlifts

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