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Councilman Targets Easement Holdouts - 26 County Picks Up Donation Effort - 27 Queen City Students ‘Fostered’ in Eagleswood - 31

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Here’s to ‘Old’ Long Beach Island By TED RITTER ome would say I had it all backward during and immediately after Superstorm Sandy; I was practically worried more about the fate of Long Beach Island and my dad’s summer house in Surf City than I was about my own home up in Union County. I’m quite sure I’m not the only one who felt, and still feels, this way. And while part of me remains a bit guilty about it, I also think this feeling is somewhat justified. I’ve been a fan of this island and practically everything about it since the summer of ’69, when I first experienced it at age 5. I


Visual Proof To the Editor: The results of Superstorm Sandy are proof that dunes work. I am writing in response to the story last week titled “Attorney Says Storm Should Not Deter Easement Holdouts.” If anyone needs any proof that dunes are effective, just take a drive along Long Beach Boulevard heading north from Surf City to Harvey Cedars. While the dunes do not hold back 100 percent of the sand and water, the severity of the damage was significantly less in Surf City and Harvey Cedars, where large dunes were installed a couple of years ago, than in North Beach, which did not have dunes. This fact is clear from simple observation as you drive along the Boulevard. Thank goodness for the dunes. I will continue to support beach and dune replenishment for the public good of all residents and businesses on Long Beach Island. Joel R. Spivack, bankruptcy attorney Cherry Hill, N.J. Continued on Page 8

know this is small potatoes compared to those who have been here much longer and have invested much more emotion, and capital; still, the Island has been one of the few relative constants in my life. Sure, there have been changes over the years and some of the changes have been significant. But enough of “old” Long Beach Island always seemed to remain intact, reinforcing a sense of permanence and even helping to balance out some of the changes elsewhere in my life. A cruise down the Boulevard between Ship Bottom and Bay Village remarkably felt just about the same this past season as it did when I was a kid 40 years ago. I can still recall some of the locations where my family rented vacation houses. Some of the old restaurants and landmark businesses remained; a couple of the classic mini-golf courses were still holding on, etc. I was among those who waited for hours on the Parkway and Route 72 last month for a first chance to get back onto the Island and check on my dad’s place and survey the damage. No matter how bad the situation was on the Island and in Surf City, I knew I had to see it for myself, even for a few quick minute, before I could begin to put the storm behind me and move on. I had no interest in sightseeing of any kind, but I sort of felt like I just needed to give my dad’s house, and really the Island, a great big hug. My dad’s little 1950s ranch house, fortunately, sustained only minor damage compared to neighboring properties, not to mention staggering losses and devastation elsewhere on the Island. The recovery efforts were well under way in my dad’s neighborhood a few weekends ago. Even more encouraging is seeing neighbors offering support and helping each other. The eerie quiet of the Island in the week after the storm – I didn’t even hear birds – is slowly being replaced with the sounds of repair and rebuilding. But now I wonder … what will Long

Beach Island look like when all the wreckage is cleaned up and the sand is put back on the beaches? That’s when larger-scale reconstruction and redevelopment begin to replace what has been damaged beyond repair or tragically washed away. How much of “old” Long Beach Island can be saved or rebuilt? Will knotty pine and the laid-back charm of a vintage snack bar give way to more places trying to provide a New York City dining experience at the shore? Will giant, new houses be built to further dwarf the remaining classic capes, ranches and cute old beach cottages? In parts of the Island where complete reconstruction must now proceed, can we incorporate

context-sensitive designs, sustainability or just a little common sense? Long Beach Island is supposed to be different from the places where many of us work and live when we can’t be here. After driving over the bridge, this has long been the place where you can relax and rejuvenate with a simple bike ride, a walk on the beach, a round of mini-golf, some local seafood or a swim in the ocean. Hopefully, my little daughters will grow up experiencing at least some of the old Long Beach Island that I have always cherished. Y Ted Ritter lives in Westfield, N.J., and vacations in Surf City.

Misinformation, Bad Legal Advice and Greed Endanger Entire Island By KEVIN M. ROONEY s a retired attorney and year-round resident of Ship Bottom, I have had it with the amount of misinformation being peddled by certain lawyers and “amateur lawyers” in connection with the beach replenishment easements Long Beach Island’s municipal governments have asked beachfront owners to sign. In Sandy’s wake, their willful ignorance or, in some cases, deliberate obfuscation has crossed the line


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from irresponsible citizenship to reckless endangerment of our entire Island community. The inane objections some have raised about the easements, especially in light of our recent brush with total devastation, have placed our Island in existential peril, and they should be challenged with vigor through any and all legal means available until all beachfront owners are forced into doing the right thing. Many opponents of the replenishment program have chosen the diversionary tactic of quibbling with the form of the easements, rather than challenging the concept of buildContinued on Page 38

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To the Editor: I would like to voice my displeasure at some of the information coming from local ofďŹ cials concerning where the majority of the damage from Sandy came from. Some individuals are stating that out of the $750 million in damages from Sandy, $500 million was caused by ooding from the ocean and only $250 million was caused by ooding from the bay. This is, of course, completely fabricated and in no way scientiďŹ c. I think many people don’t understand that when you have a signiďŹ cant storm surge, your bay and oceans will be near the same levels because of tide stacking in inlets and the wash-over events in preserved coastal lands like the Holgate Wildlife Refuge. This is yet another way to cast beach replenishment as the coast’s hero and casting those opposed to replenishment’s lack of scientiďŹ c strategy as villains responsible for the destruction of homes rather than pointing out irresponsible building practices and zoning from previous ofďŹ cials more interested in proďŹ t than safety. The truth of the situation is we need to start taking responsibility for building in dangerous areas and be comfortable with regular damage from large storm events or retreat away from these lots, a practice that has been the law in other barrier island communities outside of New Jersey when homes are destroyed. Unfortunately, due to climate change-inuenced sea level rise and the isostatic rebound still at play in our region, we will be ďŹ ghting a losing battle against nature in most of our low-lying municipalities. The era of local government’s denial to this reality has to end in order to protect the property and lives of those who do not have the understanding or awareness to make the necessary decisions to not live in these locales. Replenishment projects will and should be implemented on LBI, but they must be done so with better design. The replenishment projects in Harvey Cedars, Surf City and Brant Beach spared many homes from damage. However, the design of those projects still had crucial aws that led to failure in terms of sand loss and even the full loss of the dune system for half of Harvey Cedars. This allowed far more destruction than necessary and just as much damage as other locales on LBI. The Army Corps of Engineers plan of dumping sand until it makes a beach a certain width and building a sand wall to a predetermined height where natural dunes once stood has led to loss of millions in wasted project dollars as well as property damage to those who had to deal with dune failures.

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Historical Perspective To the Editor: During the past weeks I have had, as so many others, many dealings with FEMA personnel – on line, by phone and in person. Without exception they have been polite, patient and helpful. Before 1978 we had no FEMA. We are lucky to have a government large enough to provide us with these services during such a dreadful ordeal. Superstorm Sandy combined the worst of the 1944 hurricane and the March ’62 nor’easter. In those storms Harvey Cedars lost a quarter and a third of its ratables. We fared very well this time, due to the beach preservation project. If I were a homeowner in Long Beach Township who had not signed access to the Army Corps of Engineers and my house was still standing, I would be running, not walk-

It is very important to reiterate that I am not anti-replenishment. I am instead against the current format that has a severe lack of scientiďŹ c design and engineering. There are ways of doing replenishment that tap into the natural forces at play for each particular stretch of beach. But having our beaches treated like they are all the same and are no different than beaches in the Gulf of Mexico is foolhardy, wastes millions and is a disservice to the entire nation of taxpayers footing the bill (close to 75 percent of replenishment is federally funded). I have talked to many workers who have taken part in the local replenishment projects, including several Army Corps engineers who had to quit due to the moral dilemma they faced, knowing that the work they were doing was sub-par due to the restrictions placed upon them by Corps management. They all have similar statements that the continued failure and far shorter than predicted lifespan of projects leads to lifelong job security. It is very important to remember that the Corps is funded by the number of projects it does, not the success of its projects. It remains one of the few government institutions that has almost no oversight to act on measuring the success or failure of its work. While there are those property owners out there who knew the risks and built in dangerous areas anyway, I ďŹ nd more fault with the previous state and local governments that allowed people to build in high-risk zones and the current ofďŹ cials that push replenishment as the savior of our coasts for perpetuating a false sense of security. Government needs to step in and establish hard-line legislation to prevent unsafe building. If it does not occur soon, we will face increasingly mounting ďŹ nancial burdens of Corps projects that still fail to protect these communities. Replenishment will protect some beachfront homes from damage, but ooding events will continue to damage property away from the beachfront. Zoning restrictions after the 1962 storm were excellent, but slowly and surely they have been reduced due to loopholes, allowances and the ability to take advantage of grandfathered laws. That has to end. If we continue to settle for the status quo of lax building restrictions and make no demands for truly scientiďŹ c engineering of replenishment projects, I can assure those in our coastal communities that we will draw the angst of citizens away from the coast who are forced to bear the ďŹ nancial load of our own stubbornness. It is time to recover and time to rebuild, but we must do so responsibly. Chris Huch Tuckerton ing, to sign. We can’t hold the ocean back forever, but perhaps for a while longer. Margaret Buchholz Harvey Cedars The writer is co-author of Great Storms of the Jersey Shore.

Membership Ignored To the Editor: I am writing in response to last week’s article titled “Barnegat Light First Aid Squad Leaders Under Fire.â€? As an active member of the squad and one of its top call runners, I feel qualiďŹ ed and honor bound to respond. The active members of the squad are asking for a change in leadership. As stated in the petition, no one is questioning the dedication over the years by Bob and Carol Van Meter. We as active members feel that the interests of the towns are not being met by the current leadership, and as members our suggestions and requests have repeatedly fallen on deaf ears. While the events of Superstorm Sandy

Love LBI To the Editor: We bought a home in Harvey Cedars in 2001 knowing that every 30 years some type of event would happen. Well, this one was 20 years. First of all, our thanks go out to the mayor and officials of Harvey Cedars for the beach replenishment project that saved our home and most others. The five people who held out and the one who won the lawsuit should get on their knees and be thankful about their “views.” Also, the spirit of the people I talk to and the businesses that have reopened has been tremendous. We’re sure we’ll be back to a new normal soon. We love LBI! Larry and Terri Brown Freehold, N.J., and Harvey Cedars

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Home Sweet Home To the Editor: I would like to thank the mayors of Long Beach Island for urging Gov. Christie to allow us to return to the Island as quickly as we did. I was filled with happiness as I drove over the bridge Nov. 10, exclaiming to my dogs, Max and Henry, “We’re going home, boys, we’re going home.” Five days of no heat or hot water, no problem; I was home! Those of us who have chosen to live here year ’round know that special feeling we have for our island. The police of Surf City always make me feel safe and secure, but their increased presence after the storm was appreciated. A huge thank-you to our borough and sanitation workers. The sanitation workers do a terrific job on regular collection days and now they are working seven days a week to clear away the mountains of rubbish. All the volunteers who worked at our firehouse providing hot meals, comfort and supplies that were needed also did a wonderful job. Last, a thank-you to Long Beach Island Board of Education members who worked out a plan that allowed our children to remain on the Island and attend the Ethel Jacobsen School, giving them a feeling of normalcy. Well done! Susanne Gilbert Surf City Continued on Page 10

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brought things to a head, it is by no means the only reason for the petition. I feel that the article glossed over the issues and concerns raised by the active members. First and foremost is that in the squad’s absence during and following the storm, firefighters from Stations 13 and 51, who are also active members of the squad, ran numerous first aid calls including two cardiac calls. These calls would have been unanswered if the firefighter-squad members didn’t answer them. Also, some inaccuracies were also evident, including the fact that there was an election held at the October meeting. Some of the other inaccurate statements will be or should be in the minutes of November’s meeting. Only nominations were submitted by the nominating committee, and some of those were rejected with prejudice by the president and secretary. Without going into detail, and thus “airing our dirty laundry” even further, I feel it’s only fair to point out that the active membership feels that it has no voice in the squad, no say in matters, and for the most part feels intimidated by the “powers that be.” The active membership is only asking for the right to serve the towns of Barnegat Light, Harvey Cedars and Long Beach Township in a safer, more effective way. Bob Selfridge Barnegat Light The writer is an active member of fire company Stations 13 and 51 as well as the Barnegat Light First Aid Squad.

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Day of Giving To the Editor: Among the many volunteers who helped with the cleanup on the first weekend after the storm was an 11-year-old boy and his aunt from Ocean Acres. Our property is at the end of a long lagoon in Beach Haven West and was inundated with mounds of debris. This young man and his aunt worked from morning until dusk, moving tons of eelgrass and other “stuff.” At the end of the day we offered him some money for his hard work. He told us, “No thanks, this is my day of giving, not taking.” Amazing! Kerry and Gail DiBlasio Manahawkin

Heartwarming Help To the Editor: I would like to thank the volunteers from a church in Warren for cleaning the debris from our yard. My sister sent them to the house and I do not know what church they are from. It would have taken days for my friends and I (all women) to do it! They even shoveled our neighbor’s stone driveway off our lawn. It was amazing to see! That total strangers would do this warms my heart. Carol Jelich Holgate

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To the Editor: Why is a certain real estate agency advertising “homes for sale” in Holgate when just about every home was either destroyed, partially destroyed or severely damaged? Why would anybody with half a brain ever want to consider living there ever again? We sold our home on LBI almost three years ago. Talk about luck! Bob and Pat Sheehan Port Royal Island, S.C.

Caring Contractor To the Editor: It is now just over a month since Sandy changed all our lives here on our Island. Now that we’ve had a little time to breathe and the trauma is beginning to wear off or become familiar, I’m not sure which, I’d like to take a moment to thank the person who made it possible for me to return to my home secure in the knowledge that someone was caring for it while I couldn’t. I didn’t evacuate and rode out the storm in my Harvey Cedars home protected by the new dune at the top of my street. Without that dune I have no doubt that we would have suffered the same fate as those areas less prepared. When the storm was over, my house had little damage and I was getting by quite well. I have a gas fireplace for heat and gas stove for cooking and candles and flashlights to read by. I really had no idea how badly the rest of the Island had been affected. When word came that the gas was going to be turned off and I had no choice but to go to my daughter’s, for the first time I panicked. How could I just leave? We were being told that it could be six to nine months before service could be restored. There was so much that needed to be done, how could I just leave my home like that? With one phone call all my fears went away. Kevin has been our family plumber for 20-plus years. Without hesitation, as busy as he was, as soon as I explained my situation he assured me that I could go – he would winterize my house first chance he had so I wouldn’t have to worry about frozen pipes destroying a house that had withstood Superstorm Sandy. I knew Kevin had been working long, hard days, but I never doubted that he would come

through for me because he always does. Just two weeks later when Harvey Cedars was given the OK by the gas company I was on the phone again with Kevin, asking him to please turn the water and the gas back on; I was coming home. Again, even more tired now, he promised he’d get to me as soon as he could and he did. He returned all my services, flushed out all the pipes and made sure all the pilot lights were on. I came home to a warm house with clean, hot water because Kevin cared enough to put his clients first. I cannot thank him enough. This has been a trying time for all of us, and without the services of caring professionals to help us do the things we can’t do for ourselves it would have been so much harder. Having someone go the extra mile for you makes all the difference. Many thanks to all the contractors who will be needed in the coming months and years to help us put our homes and our Island back together. Brooke Dalton Folino Harvey Cedars

Beloved Bench To the Editor: After reading last week’s story titled “Memorial Bench Recovered After It Was Swept Away,” we now have some hope that the same might be true for our beloved bench. We sponsored a bench on 82nd Street in Harvey Cedars that commemorated our marriage. As was the case with the bench dedicated to Tony Cannizzo, it was swept away by Sandy. The inscription on the bench reads “MOTL, Wedding Rock, September 7, 2005.” If anyone has seen the bench, or any part of it, please contact us at Barbara and John Imperiale Harvey Cedars

Greatest Generation To the Editor: In 1930, at the height of the Great Depression, my 17-year-old father, with the help of family members, legally immigrated here, escaping a dictatorship to find work in America. With most Americans in dire straits, my father worked night and day at many jobs and traveled from city to city when work became scarce. He went to school to learn English. He had no healthcare, no food stamps, no welfare, no Social Security. He never asked or received any government assistance. With savings and borrowed money, he bought an abandoned house and fixed it up. At 21 he married his childhood sweetheart (my mother). He then helped his siblings to immigrate. We all lived in that house. One uncle fought in WWII. Looking back in nostalgia, my parents were the greatest and shaped my values for a lifetime Peter Giannantonio Manahawkin

Letters Welcome 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

Correction In a story last week, it was incorrectly stated that the Harvey Cedars Taxpayers Association dedicated a memorial bench to honor Tony Cannizzo. It was actually the friends and neighbors of Cannizzo on Cedars Avenue who organized, paid for and dedicated the bench, which was washed away during Superstorm Sandy but was recovered in the Haven Beach section of Long Beach Township. The SandPaper regrets the error.

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Tides Calendar is The SandPaper’s guide to entertainment, cultural activities and other events in southern New Jersey. Listings are compiled from press releases and announcements sent to us from various sponsoring organizations. The SandPaper is not responsible for changes or errors in listings. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, we suggest you call for confirmation before starting out for anything. To include your community event in Calendar, send complete information (and the name and phone number of a person we can contact) to: Calendar, The SandPaper, 1816 Long Beach Blvd., Surf City, NJ 08008. Or you may drop the material off in person at our office, e-mail to or fax it to 609-494-1437. Do not call in announcements. Only activities open to the public can be accepted. Either admission must be free or the activity’s primary purpose must be to benefit a nonprofit organization. Notices must reach us by the Friday prior to our publication date. There is no charge for the service. The SandPaper Calendar of Events and Notices are also available online at

CANCELLATIONS 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. The deadline for refund requests is Dec. 31. South Bay Seniors Assn. Holiday Luncheon, The event was scheduled for Dec. 14. South Bay Seniors Assn. Meeting, The meeting was scheduled for Jan. 21. “White Christmas” Canceled, Surflight Theatre, Engleside & Beach aves., Beach Haven (609-4929477 or The show was scheduled to run through Dec. 21. ONGOING 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. 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. “Sandy Blows” Benefit, The Gateway, 227 West Eighth St., Ship Bottom, Jan. 12. Live bands entertain. The Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Co. hosts the event. 4 pm-2 am. “Shirt Happens” Sandy Relief Benefit, Bar Anticipation, 703 16th Ave., Lake Como (South Belmar), Dec. 27. Hyperactive, Upside and DJ HD entertain. At least 12 artists, including Cheryl Syminink and Jack Reynolds of Manahawkin, draw on white T-shirts donated by seven3two. Admission, $20; 100 percent donated to 7 pm-close. 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. Superstorm Sandy Photos Wanted, (732-341-1880) The Ocean County Historical Society is collecting and preserving images of the storm. Photos may be e-mailed to; include location of the picture view, date taken, and name and address of donor. 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. Noshing through NYC food tour, Dec. 11, 9 am-6:30 pm; cost, $139.99. Radio City Christmas show & lunch, Dec. 13, 12:30-9 pm; cost, $199.99. THROUGH DECEMBER 14 Holiday Gift Drive, Pinelands Regional High School, Nugentown Rd., Little Egg Harbor (609-296-5074) Appropriate gifts include clothing for babies, children and teenagers; toiletries such as shampoo and lotion for teen girls or Axe spray for teen boys; and toys suitable for babies and toddlers. They may be taken to the School Based Youth Services office at the back of the building, 7 am-3 pm.

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n Saturday, Dec. 8, the Beach Haven Community Arts Program will hold a tree lighting at the gazebo in Veterans Bicentennial Park at 7 p.m. Rob Meyer, event coordinator, said there will also be holiday music performed by the Lighthouse Brass inside the nearby LBI Historical Museum. The concert includes a community sing-along featuring numerous popular carols. The Rev. Frank Crumbaugh, pastor of Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church, will read The Night Before Christmas. Hot chocolate, coffee and cookies will be served. The Beach Haven Volunteer Fire Co. will transport Santa Claus to the festivities, where he’ll stop by to give out candy canes and pose for pictures with children. The police department will also be accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys to be distributed to Island children through the U.S. Marines’ Toys for Tots program. “This drive takes on a greater importance due to all the people who have lost so much due to Hurricane Sandy,” said Meyer. “We know many people in town have had very tough times the past six weeks and haven’t been able to go back to their homes. Hopefully, some people can come out for an hour or so and relax and enjoy our program.” For more information, call Meyer at 609618-3914. —E.E. THROUGH DECEMBER 16 Toy Run Foundation Collection Point, The Shoppes of Manahawkin Mart, 675 East Bay Ave., Manahawkin (609-276-3084) To help children affected by Hurricane Sandy, new, unwrapped toys and gift cards may be dropped during business hours. MONDAY-FRIDAY, THROUGH DECEMBER 21 Flu Shots Offered, Long Beach Twp. Municipal Bldg., 2nd floor, 6805 Long Beach Blvd., Brant Beach (609-492-1212 or Seasonal, high dose (for ages 65 and older) and intradermal shots are offered. Minors 9 years and older must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Cost, $10; free for nonHMO Medicare Part B when card is presented; also free to first responders (police, fire and EMS) with ID that shows first-responder status. No appointment is needed. 10 am-2 pm. Free Tdap Immunizations, Long Beach Twp. Municipal Bldg., 2nd floor, 6805 Long Beach Blvd., Brant Beach (609-492-1212 or The LBI Health Dept. offers preventive tetanus immunizations. All adults should get a booster dose every 10 years. 10 am-2 pm. THROUGH DECEMBER 24* Christmas Tree Sale, Ship Bottom Firehouse, 21st St. & Central Ave. Free local delivery and special orders are available. Mon., Wed. & Fri., 4-7 pm; Sat., 10 am-7 pm; Sun., 11 am-6 pm. Closed Tues. & Thurs. *or until all trees are sold. MONDAYS, THROUGH DECEMBER 31 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 Dec. 10, “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World,” rated R; Dec. 17, “Men in Black 3,” rated PG-13; Dec. 24, no film; Dec. 31, “New Year’s Eve,” rated PG-13. THROUGH JANUARY 18 Small Works Exhibition, LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, 120 Long Beach Blvd., Loveladies (609494-1241 or 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 gently-used holiday decorations to swap. All day. Decorations may be dropped off beginning Mon., Dec. 3.

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each Haven Future, a nonprofit group formed earlier this year to help maintain a healthy and sustainable business community in the borough, is hosting a benefit happy hour Saturday, Dec. 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Buckalew’s Restaurant and Tavern. Jay Cranmer, owner of Buckalew’s and an organizer of the group, said there would be complimentary drinks, appetizers and live entertainment during the time. “We want to help the many businesses who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy and also support the Beach Haven first reponders who worked so hard during the storm and after,” said Cranmer. He said admission is free but donations are requested. “It doesn’t matter if you give $5, $50 or $500,” he said. “All donations will help.” Eva Fuhler, borough resident and Beach Haven Future member, said she wanted to organize the benefit because of all of the “mom and pop businesses who lost so much.” “They have really suffered,” said Fuhler. “Some have lost their entire inventory. These are the seasonal businesses that are such a huge part of our community. They have so much work ahead of them to reopen again, and we hope people will come to help out. Anybody who has a business on our main street, Bay Avenue, was affected in some way.” Cranmer said Buckalew’s reopened on Nov. 30. He said the only other businesses currently open are Kapler’s Pharmacy and the Engleside Inn. “We took in 2 feet of water,” he said. “We had to tear down walls and rip up floors. We lost about $100,000 in equipment. Sandy has made Beach Haven look like a ghost town.” He said checks may be written out to Beach Haven Future/Restoration Fund, c/o Buckalew’s, 101 North Bay Ave., Beach Haven, N.J. 08008. For more information, call Buckalew’s at 609-492-1065. —E.E. WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5-8 Holiday Ornament & Decoration Swap, Barnegat Branch Ocean County Library, 112 Burr St. (609698-3331) New and gently used decorations may be brought and traded. No floor-standing trees are wanted. Library hours. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6 Book Café, Barnegat Branch Ocean County Library, 112 Burr St. (609-698-3331) Everyone is welcome to join in this informal and fun discussion group. Refreshments are served. 7 pm. 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 and their stuffed animals. 6:30 pm. Call to register or visit Paint a Winter Wonderland, Barnegat Branch Ocean County Library, 112 Burr St. (609-698-3331) Kids ages 12-18 are asked to help design a holiday scene for the Teen Zone window. 6 pm. Call to register or visit 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, DECEMBER 7 “Christmas with a Cause “Wine Tasting & Auction, All Saints Regional Catholic School, all-purpose room, 400 Doc Cramer Blvd., Manahawkin (609-5973800) The night includes silent and chance auctions and more. The minimum age to attend is 21. Proceeds benefit the school and ongoing local storm relief efforts. 7-10 pm. Ticket, $25; call to purchase. Coffee-house Open Mike, The Art House, 182 North Main St., Manahawkin (609-978-4ART) The event is for artists, musicians and poets; those who wish to perform should bring 1 original poem or song. Attendees may bring beverages of choice. Suggested donation, $5. 6:30-9 pm.

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Tidal Differences These are approximate differences for local points, given in hours and minutes, from the above predicted ocean tides. LOCATION HIGH LOW Long Beach Island (Ocean) - 0:30 -0:40 Barnegat Bay Waretown +2:43 +3:00 Barnegat Inlet, inside -0:11 -0:02 High Bar +1:04 +1:55 Double Creek +3:03 +3:33 Manahawkin Bay North Beach +3:02 +4:07 Manahawkin Bridge +2:47 +3:39 Little Egg Harbor Westecunk Creek entrance +1:55 +2:36 Tuckerton Creek entrance +1:32 +1:59 Beach Haven +1:12 +1:17 Great Bay Little Egg Inlet +0:16 +0:18 Seven Islands +0:32 +0:28 Graveling Point +0:38 +1:11 Mullica River Hwy. Bridge +1:30 +1:52 Main Marsh Thorofare +0:43 +1:17

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Gift Auction, Southern Regional High School, 11-12 House, Cafeteria, Cedar Bridge Rd., Manahawkin. The Stafford Sparklers cheer group hosts the event. Ticket, $10, includes a Level 1 ticket sheet and snack voucher. Only adults 18 and older may attend; babysitting is provided for $5 per child. Doors open, 6 pm. Pearl Harbor Day Ceremony, Bayfront, Cedar Run Dock Rd., Cedar Run (609-978-8212) American Legion Post 511 conducts the ceremony, 1:30 pm, followed by homemade soup at the post headquarters, 94 Stafford Ave., Manahawkin. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8 Breakfast with Santa Claus Fundraiser, Applebee’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill, 205 Rte. 72 East, Manahawkin. All proceeds benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Cost, $8, includes unlimited pancakes, sausage, coffee, juice or fountain soda. 8-10 am. Christmas Bazaar, 1st United Methodist Church of Tuckerton, 134 North Green St. (609-296-9610 or Continental breakfast and lunch are offered. Begins, 8:30 am. Christmas Tree Lighting, LBI Historical Museum & Veterans Bicentennial Park, Engleside & Beach aves., Beach Haven. 7 pm. Feature Film: “The Avengers,” Stafford Branch Ocean County Library, 129 North Main St., Manahawkin (609-597-3381) 2 pm. Fisherman’s Flea Market, Barnegat High School, cafeteria, 180 Bengal Blvd. The event features new, used, custom and antique rods, reels, lures and collectibles and benefits the Barnegat High School Fishing Club. Admission, $4; younger than 12, free. 9 am-1 pm. Interested vendors may contact Brett Taylor at or 609-290-7709.

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Holiday Cookie Hints & Tips, Barnegat Branch Ocean County Library, 112 Burr St. (609-698-3331) Stacy Adimando, food editor at “Every Day with Rachael Ray” and author of The Cookiepedia, presents the program. 2 pm. Call to register or visit Holiday Gift Auction, Manahawkin Elks Lodge, 520 Hilliard Blvd. The Cheer Gym Parent Foundation hosts the event. Some of the prizes are Disney passes, a flatscreen TV and gift cards. No one younger than 18 will be admitted. Admission, $12, includes first-level tickets. Doors open, 5 pm. Call Lisa at 609-384-5959. Holiday House Tour & Progressive Dinner, Start at Pinelands Regional Junior High School, 590 Nugentown Rd., Little Egg Harbor. The Pinelands Regional Junior High School Honor Society hosts the event. Professional chefs and restaurants provide the dinner. Self-guided tours start at 4 and 4:30 pm. Ticket, $20, available until Dec. 6; contact Heather Constantino at 609-276-3573 or LBI Fire Co. & EMS Benefit, Surf City Firehouse, 713 Long Beach Blvd., Surf City (973-652-8679) Dave Sodano, the David Christopher Orchestra, the Love Puppies and Mike Byrne entertain. Prezioso’s caters. Admission, $20. 3-8 pm. Live Nativity, 1st United Methodist Church of Tuckerton, 134 North Green St. (609-296-9610 or All are welcome. 6-8 pm. Music with Friends, Stafford Branch Ocean County Library, 129 North Main St., Manahawkin (609-5973381) This music and play program is designed for children with autism and their families. 11 am. Call to register or visit Photos with Santa Claus, Ocean Acres Community Center, 489 Nautilus Drive, Manahawkin (609-5974327) The Ocean Acres Civic Assn. hosts the activity; face painting and refreshments are available. Picture packages start at $5. 10 am-2 pm. Santa’s Workshop, Firefly, 15 North Long Beach Blvd., Surf City (609-361-7700) Participants may make ornaments from natural materials. Hot chocolate and cookies are served. Toys are being collected for 11 am-1 pm. Tuckerton Historical Society Christmas Party, Old Borough Hall, 220 South Green St., Tuckerton. Clam chowder and other refreshments are served. Admission, free; all are welcome. 6 pm. Ye Olde Fashioned Christmas Celebration, Throughout Tuckerton. Rides on the Tuckerton Steam Railroad Co.’s small-gauge railroad are offered from noon till after dark; Horse-and-buggy rides are offered at Town Hall. Santa arrives at a tent alongside Ocean East Buffet Restaurant, 5:45 pm. The Southern Regional High School Choir and Little Egg Harbor Theatre Co. entertain in the parking lot behind the Tuckerton Square strip mall. SATURDAYS, DECEMBER 8 & 15 Santa Claus Pet Photos & Bake Sale, Petsmart, 219 Stafford Park Blvd., Manahawkin. The Friends of the Southern Ocean County Animal Shelter sponsor the event. Donations benefit the shelter and FOSOCAS’s mission to serve animals. 11 am-4 pm. SATURDAY & SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8 & 9 Christkindlmarkt, Tuckerton Seaport, 120 West Rte. 9 (609-296-8868 or The event features holiday crafts and gifts, strolling carolers, children’s rides, entertainment, rolling chair sleigh rides, wine tasting and more. Admission, $3; VIP parking, $5. 10 am-4 pm. Snowman Ornament Class, Tuckerton Seaport, 120 West Rte. 9, Tuckerton (609-296-8868 or Fees: member, $8; nonmember, $13; materials per snowman, $7. 10 & 11 am, 2 & 3 pm. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9 Cookie Plate for Santa, LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, 120 Long Beach Blvd., Loveladies (609494-1241 or Fees: member, $20; nonmember, $25. 1-2:30 pm. Registration deadline, Dec. 7. MONDAY, DECEMBER 10 Microsoft Word 2010 Basics, Stafford Branch Ocean County Library, 129 North Main St., Manahawkin (609-597-3381) 1:30 pm. Call to register or visit Winter Bingo, Tuckerton Branch Ocean County Library, 380 Bay Ave. (609-296-1470) The minimum age to participate is 12. Entry fee, 1 non-expired, nonperishable food item. 6 pm. Call to register or visit TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11 Book Discussion, Stafford Branch Ocean County Library, 129 North Main St., Manahawkin (609597-3381) The selection is House of Mirth by Edith

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ump start your holiday shopping and get in the holiday spirit at the Tuckerton Seaport’s annual Christkindlmarkt Dec. 8 and 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Christkindlmarkt is a family event celebrating the traditions of the season with a holiday market and craft fair under a huge heated tent. Outside, take a leisurely trot around the Seaport on a horse-drawn wagon or let the kids take a spin on the whimsical carousel and board the trackless train for a ride. During Christkindlmarkt weekend the Seaport will also feature tours of the historic Sea Captain’s House, circa 1855, decorated for a Victorianera Christmas. Festive holiday foods such as gluehwein (hot mulled wine) will be available and you can stock up on local wines for your upcoming holiday parties. This year's event will feature three New Jersey wineries: Valenzano, Tomasello and DiMatteo. Sampling and sales of these select local wines will be available. Live entertainment over the weekend includes the Starlight Performers, All Saints Choir, the Pickin’ on the Porch All Stars, Kimberly Pepenella on keyboard, Joe Merlino on ukulele, a violin duet, and Lea Landolf on keyboard and vocals. On Saturday, in the Seaport Visitors Center gift shop meet Down the Shore Publishing authors. Great Storms of the Jersey Shore Wharton. 1 pm. Call to register or visit CEED Program for Women’s Health, (732-3411400 or 800-621-0096) Women residents of Southern Ocean County ages 40-64 who are uninsured or underinsured and who meet income requirements can receive free screenings through the NJ Cancer Education and Early Detection program. Screenings include mammograms, Pap tests, and breast and pelvic exams. Colorectal screenings are offered for ages 50 and older. Appointments are required. 1-30-3:30 pm. Genealogy Club of Little Egg Harbor Holiday Potluck Dinner, Holy Spirit Episcopal Church, 2nd floor, 220 East Main St., Tuckerton ( Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share. Members’ spouses and previous members are welcome. 6 pm. Sandy Support Groups Meet, Ocean Mental Health Services offers the groups for people who are struggling in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. Stafford Branch Ocean County Library, 129 North Main St., Manahawkin (609-597-3381) 10:30 am-12:30 pm; Tuckerton Branch Ocean County Library, 380 Bay Ave. (609-296-1470) 2-4 pm. SOCH Auxiliary Holiday Luncheon, Sea Oaks Country Club, 99 Golf View Drive, Little Egg Harbor Twp. Selections are quiche Lorraine with fruit, chicken Marsala and rigatoni Bolognese. John Bow entertains. Guests are welcome. Attendees are asked to bring a wrapped gift for a male or female

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Pajama Night, Robert J. Novins Planetarium, Ocean County College, College Drive, Toms River (732255-0342 or 732-255-0343; htm) “Story Time Under the Stars” brings storybooks to life. Children are invited to come in their PJs and bring a pillow and/or blanket. Admission, $8. 6 & 7 pm. Pancake Breakfast with Santa Claus, Ocean Acres Community Center, 489 Nautilus Drive, Manahawkin (609-597-9481, ext. 4236) The Southern Regional Air Force Jr. ROTC host the event. Photos with Santa are available. Admission: adult, $6; child younger than 10, $5. 8-11 am. “Sandy” Fundraiser, Buckalew’s Restaurant & Tavern, 101 North Bay Ave. at Centre St., Beach Haven. Beach Haven Future hosts the event to benefit Beach Haven’s small-business owners and first responders. All donations are welcome; checks should be payable to Beach Haven Future – Restoration Fund. 5-7 pm. Sing Along with Santa’s Friends, Firefly, 15 North Long Beach Blvd., Surf City (609-361-7700) Hot chocolate and cookies are served. Toys are being collected for 11 am-1 pm. Student Art Exhibition Reception, The Art House, 182 North Main St., Manahawkin (609-978-4ART) 2-5 pm. There is a free snowflake workshop for all ages, 3:30 pm. Support Group for Victims of Superstorm Sandy, 1st United Methodist Church of Tuckerton, 134 North Green St. (609-296-8300) The Center for Healing and Wholeness facilitates the group. The focus is the emotional aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. Admission, free. Walk-ins are welcome. 10-11:30 am. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15 & SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23 Sandy Support Group Meets, Stafford Branch Ocean County Library, 129 North Main St., Manahawkin (609-597-3381) Ocean Mental Health Services offers the groups for people who are struggling in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. Dec. 15, 11 am-1 pm; Dec. 23, time to be determined. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16 Breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus Cancelled, Holiday Inn, 155 Rte. 72 East, Manahawkin (www. or 609-597-0553) The event to benefit Our Gang Players will not take place. Kris Kringle 5K Road Race, 1-Mile Walk & Toy Drive, Jennings Rd. Recreation Bldg., 385 Jennings Rd., Manahawkin. Preregister at, $15; register day of race, $20, 8 am. 5K begins, 10 am; 1-mile walk begins, 10:15 am. Santa Sunday, Cox House, Rte. 9 & West Bay Ave., Barnegat (609-698-2120) Santa and Mrs. Claus are on hand to greet visitors; storytellers read classic holiday tales. People who want photos with Santa should bring a camera. Admission, free. 1:30-4:30 pm. South Jersey Band Aid Benefit, Renault Winery, ballroom, 72 Bremen Ave.,Egg Harbor Twp. ( or 609-287-5923) The event offers bands, a DJ and raffles. Proceeds benefit the NJ Education Assn.’s effort to rebuild schools damaged by Superstorm Sandy. 4-10 pm. MONDAY, DECEMBER 17 Journey to Wellness, Waretown Branch Ocean County Library, 112 Main St. (732-914-1546) 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. Movie Night: “Men in Black 3,” Tuckerton Branch Ocean County Library, 380 Bay Ave. (609-296-1470) The film is rated PG-13. 6 pm. Call to register or visit Teen Poetry Café, Stafford Branch Ocean County Library, 129 North Main St., Manahawkin (609-5973381) Those ages 12-18 who like to write or read poetry are welcome. 7 pm. Call to register or visit TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18 Cupcake Decorating with Michelle, Tuckerton Branch Ocean County Library, 380 Bay Ave. (609296-1470) The activity is for ages 2-8. 11:30 am. Call to register or visit Holiday Treat Holders, Tuckerton Branch Ocean County Library, 380 Bay Ave. (609-296-1470) The activity is for ages 2-12. 3:30 pm. Call to register or visit “Living Beyond Loss” Grief Support Group, 1st United Methodist Church of Tuckerton, 134 North


mall Works: The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences presents its annual Small Works Exhibition from Dec. 3 to Jan. 18 with a reception on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. This is an opportunity to purchase a small work by one of your favorite local artists. Ceramist Rachel White will help you make a personalized cookie plate for Santa Claus on Sunday, Dec. 9, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $20/members, $25/nonmembers. New Hours: The LBIF is now closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Monday, Thursday and Friday hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 609-494-1241 for more information, or view the fall catalog of classes at * * * Artists Meeting: On Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 6:30 p.m., LBI Artists and Crafters in conjunction with the Art House Gallery in Manahawkin will hold an informal meeting for all artists, crafters and those interested in the local art scene at Art House Gallery to plan for the fourth annual LBI Art Fest scheduled for June. Other opportunities for artists will be explored. To RSVP, go to or call 856-861-6159. On Friday, Dec. 7, at 6:30 p.m. participate at the last Coffee-house Open Mike of the year. Music, poetry, BYOB. A $5 donation is suggested. A student exhibition opens Saturday, Dec. 15, from 2 to 5 p.m. Meet the artists. There is a free snowflake raffle at 3:30 p.m. for all ages. Art House Gallery is located at 182 North Main St. in Manahawkin. Call 609-978-4278. * * * Party at the Noyes: The Noyes Museum of Art will hold its annual Holiday Party and Associate Artists Exhibit opening reception on Friday, Dec. 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. Meet the exhibiting artists and warm up with holiday refreshments, live Latin music by Elvis Batista and salsa dancing lessons with Roger Weber. Also, there is a book signing by children’s author Marisa deJesus Paolicelli of her Lightkeepers to the Rescue. Take 15 percent off unique handmade gifts in the museum shop during the holiday sale. A sculpture of canned goods depicting the Titanic by Mainland Regional High School students is on display and will be donated to the Atlantic City Rescue Mission. Guests are encouraged to bring canned goods to donate. Admission to the museum is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and students; children 6 and younger enter free, as do members. Green St. (609-296-8300) The Center for Healing and Wholeness facilitates the group. The focus is the emotional aftermath of Superstorm Sandy as well as other needs participants may have. Admission, free. Walk-ins are welcome. 7 pm. Preschool Storytime, Stafford Branch Ocean County Library, 129 North Main St., Manahawkin (609-5973381) The program is for ages 3-5 with caregiver. 10:30 am. Call to register or visit WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19 Pieceful Shores Quilters Guild Meets, Is land Branch Ocean County Library, 217 South Central Ave., Surf City. The Christmas meeting includes a wrapped fat-quarter exchange. Guests and visiting quilters are always welcome. 1-3 pm. Call Mary Ann O’Neill at 609-978-1438 or Shelley Gische at 609-312-7692. Teen Advisory Board Meets, Barnegat Branch Ocean County Library, 112 Burr St. (609-698-3331) Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to plan programs and make suggestions for books, music, videos, DVDs and more. 7 pm. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20 Ocean Bay Needle Arts Chapter Meets, Tip Seaman County Park, Recreation Center, Rte. 9 & Lakeview Ave., Tuckerton. New members, guests and all ability levels are welcome; bring lunch and something to stitch. 9 am. Call Roberta at 609-971-1542 or Ellen at 609-296-9573.

Continuing Exhibits at the Noyes: Artists offer their interpretations of trees as integral to our environment in “Dendrology: the Nature of Trees,” through Jan. 20. “Feast for the Eyes,” an exhibit presenting food as cultural expression, runs through Jan. 13. “Finding Home: Seth Camm,” portraits of Atlantic City Rescue Mission residents focusing attention on the plight of the homeless, is on exhibit through Jan. 27. Every Monday the Noyes offers Brown Bag Lunch Tours of the exhibits from noon to 1 p.m. with regular admission. This week’s “Museum at Night” event is Thursday, Dec. 6, Open Sketch Night. Bring your own materials and sketch around the museum, 5 to 8 p.m. Regular admission BEAKY KEEN: Janet Nelson’s ‘Toasted Baygull’ is one in a applies. series of four paintings by Nelson at the LBIF Small Works show. * * * Senior Drop-in: Artist Pat Morgan facilitates watercolor sessions for painting“Tuckerton Museum.” seniors at the Long Beach Island branch of the The gallery is on Stafford Avenue in Ocean County Library in Surf City on the second Manahawkin. Gallery hours are Wednesdays and fourth Tuesday of each month from 9:30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sundays from 1 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bring your own materials and to 3 p.m. photos to work from. Morgan will give a short Sign up for the following January workdemo; this is not a class. Call 609-494-2480 for shops: Tom Rutledge teaches four watercolor more information. classes on Fridays, Jan. 4 through 25, from * * * 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost, $50/members, Art Harvest Show: Because of Superstorm $75/nonmembers. Sandy, the Pine Shores Art Association postPat Morgan teaches a two-day watercolor poned opening its annual Art Harvest Show and workshop, Tuesdays, Jan. 15 and 22, from then turned it into a benefit. It is now called the 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost, $50/members, Art Harvest Glimmer of Hope Show. During $75/nonmembers. the opening, on Nov. 18, the art association Linda Coulter teaches pastel every Satdonated $1,000 to the Salvation Army for storm urday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fee is $20/ victim relief. Pine Shores has a collection box members, $22/nonmembers. Walk-ins are for individual contributions during open gallery welcome for this ongoing class. hours through Christmas. For more information, visit pineshoresarArtist judge James Toogood selected the fol- or call 609-597-3557. lowing winners: Best in Show: Tom Doyle's oil * * * painting “Still Life.” Judge’s Choice Awards went Pre-Sandy Shack: Surf City artist Cathto Sandra Jones for “A Clear Day” tempera resist, leen Engelsen is selling a commemorative Michalyn Tarantino's watercolor “Make My Day,” print edition of her “Shack, Happy Days” for Diane Tomash's monotype “Secret of the Pines” $30 with a percentage of the sales going to and Carol Nace's watercolor “Waiting II.” The the Surf City Fire Co. & EMS. Contact her at Artists' Choice Award went to Robert Hyer for 609-494-5079. his acrylic portrait of Ray Charles, “Georgiahhh.” Engelsen’s paintings of Europe are on The Tom Rutledge Award for Excellence display at the Barnegat branch of the Ocean in Realism went to Danny Ing for his acrylic County library through December. —P.J. Tween Craft: Snowman Ornaments, Barnegat Branch Ocean County Library, 112 Burr St. (609698-3331) The activity is for ages 10-15. 6 pm. Call to register or visit Teen Writers Discussion Group, Barnegat Branch Ocean County Library, 112 Burr St. (609-698-3331) Aspiring writers in grades 7-12 are welcome to bring something they are writing or talk about what they would like to write. 7 pm. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21 Movie Matinee: “Total Recall,” Tuckerton Branch Ocean County Library, 380 Bay Ave. (609-296-1470) The film is rated PG-13. 2 pm. Call to register or visit TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25 Christmas Day Dinner, St. Mary’s Parish Center, 100 Bishop Lane off McKinley Ave., Manahawkin. All are welcome, including those who are in the area to work on the storm recovery effort. Santa Claus stops by with gifts for children. Noon-3 pm. For reservations and/or sign up for a ride, call 609-978-6508 and leave a message.

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Holiday Show, Albert Music Hall, 131 Wells Mills Rd. (Rte. 532), Waretown (609-971-1593 or www. Scheduled to appear are Southern Specific, Santa Claus, Bluegrass Road, Warm Hearted Country Carolers, Basement Musicians and Robbin & the Hoods. Santa has a gift for children younger than 12; cameras are welcome. Admission: adult, $5; younger than 12, free. Doors open, 6:30 pm. Island Singers Perform, Barnegat Branch Ocean County Library, 112 Burr St. (609-698-3331) Admission, free; donations are welcome. 2 pm. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20 Holiday Concert, Barnegat Branch Ocean County Library, 112 Burr St. (609-698-3331) The Barnegat High School Choir performs. 7 pm.

Applebee’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill, 205 Rte. 72 East, Manahawkin (609-978-0700) Wed., acoustic music, 9 pm. Callahan’s, 16th St. & Long Beach Blvd., Surf City (609-494-5776) Sat., psychic readings. Calloways Restaurant, 597 Rte. 9, Eagleswood (609978-0220) Fri., Smokey Starr, 9 pm-1 am; Sat., The Impulsives, 9 pm-1 am. Doyle’s Pour House – Tuckerton, 210 West Main St. (Rte. 9) (609-296-3373) Sat., Soul Rebels. Dutchman’s Brauhaus, Cedar Bonnet Island (609494-8197) Bavarian Tavern: Fri., acoustic entertainment, 6 pm; Sat., A Blues Night fundraiser featuring Tommy “Pipes McDonnell of “Blues Brothers,” the Buck Charles band & Pat Karwan & Friends, 6-9 pm. The Gateway, 227 West Eighth St., Ship Bottom (609-494-2816) Fri. & Sat., Weird Owl karaoke, 8 pm. The Grapevine, 364 East Main St. (Rte. 9), Tuckerton (609-296-7799) Sat., call for info. Lighthouse Tavern, Rte. 9, Waretown (609-6933150) Fri., Jim Barone, Elvis Christmas show; Sat., Jersey Surecats. Plantation, West 80th St. & Long Beach Blvd., Harvey Cedars (609-494-8191) Thurs., Brian Parr. Note: Many places have DJs or other entertainment on unlisted nights.

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. Share Psychic & Intuitive Experience & Learning, Tudor Cottage, Little Egg Harbor. Participation is free; space is limited. Mon., 6-8 pm. Call Kathleen at 609-294-1013 or 609-709-9562 Bus Trips to Resorts International Casino, Leaves Great Bay Plaza, 200 Mathistown Rd., Little Egg Harbor. The Great Bay Woman’s Club hosts the trips. Cost, $20, includes $22 casino voucher. 1st Thurs. of each month, 9:30 am. To reserve, call Jean at 609-296-4028. Old Barney Amateur Radio Club, Ocean Acres Community Center, 498 Nautilus Drive, Manahawkin ( 1st Tues. of each month. Amateur radio VE test session, 6:30 pm; meeting, 7:30 pm.

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e don’t have a Christmas parade on Long Beach Island this year, but we have spirit. On Saturday, Dec. 8, you can thank the firefighters and first aid responders, then join the cheer of a community Christmas tree lighting. An Island-wide fundraiser for volunteer EMS and fire departments runs from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Surf City Volunteer Fire Co., at 713 Long Beach Blvd. The tree lighting is at 8:30 p.m. in Ship Bottom, in front of the municipal building. The event at the fire department features four different bands and musicians. Music by David Christopher, the Love Puppies, Mike Burns and Dave Sodano are on the ticket. All of the proceeds from a donation of $20 per person collected at the door will support the volunteer services of LBI in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. After the fundraiser, stop by the anchor at the Ship Bottom municipal building at 8:30 p.m. for a tree lighting with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. Ship Bottom Merchants Association President Maggie O’Neill reminds everyone to shop locally that Saturday and beyond to support the community. “Many of our businesses are open next weekend for holiday shopping,” she said. “This is an opportunity to celebrate what the holiday season is really about – supporting our community through the fundraiser and shopping local and joining together to light a tree of hope for all of us,” O’Neill said. —M.S. 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. Beach Haven Community Arts Program’s Commemorative Bricks, The bricks are placed in the paths at Veterans Bicentennial Park in Beach Haven. Contribution, $100. Call 609-492-2253. Al-Anon/Alateen, (888-425-2666, or 856-547-0855 daytime) This is a 12-Step program for friends and relatives of alcoholics. Alateen is for ages 10-18. This is not a religious program. Sun., Mill Creek Community Center, 1199 Mill Creek Rd., Manahawkin, step/discussion & Alateen, 7 pm. Mon., King of Kings Church, 1000 North Main St., Manahawkin, Beginners, 10 am; S/D, 10:30 am; Waretown United Methodist Church, Bryant Rd. (Rte. 612 east), S/D, 7:30 pm. Tues., Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 333 North Main St., Manahawkin, beginner, 7 pm; S/D, 7:30 pm. Wed., West Creek United Methodist Church, Thomas Ave. & Rte. 9, S/D, 8-9 pm. Thurs., Mill Creek Community Center, beginner, 10 am; S/D, 10:30 am; St. Francis Community Center, 47th St. & Long Beach Blvd., Brant Beach, beginner, 7 pm; S/D, 7:30 pm; Forked River Presbyterian Church, Rte. 9, S/D, 8 pm. 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.


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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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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.

are welcome to meet at whatever establishment has the most suitable band each week. Contact 609-4949742 (weekends) or jtitus@ (weekdays). 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.

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HIV/AIDS Education & Literature, LBI Health Dept., 11601 Long Beach Blvd., Haven Beach (609361-1000, ext. 250 or 609-492-1212) Free education and literature are available to any LBI resident. Referrals for testing also provided. All calls, appointments and referrals are confidential. Bike Registration Program, To reduce the frequency of bicycle thefts and expedite the return of stolen bikes, the LBI police departments have started a free program. Everyone, including visitors, is encouraged to register their bikes. Call for registration information. Beach Haven, 492-0505; Harvey Cedars, 609-494-3036; Long Beach Twp. & Barnegat Light, 609-494-3322; Ship Bottom, 609-494-1518, and at Walters Bicycles during business hours; Surf City, 609-494-8121.

cal name when director and choreographer Michael Bennett named him the conductor and musical director of a touring company of “A Chorus Line.” He eventually took over that job on Broadway. Stevenson is far from the only talented musician associated with the Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea. The 45 musicians of the orchestra collectively have put in 750 years of musical study learning from 684 teachers in 177 colleges and universities around the world. They’ve collectively played in more than 57,000 concerts and recitals. “A lot of people think I have this great parish with very talented parishioners,” Stevenson once told ABC. “Nothing can be further from the truth. These are all professional, union card-carrying members, and they are brilliant musicians.” The Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea is unique. The New York Times says “the Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea is the only orchestra founded to help not-for-profits in their fundraising endeavors.” The musicians are paid with money from the ticket sales. The rest goes to whatever not-for-profit, including churches, that sponsors the concert. Many churches and groups will benefit from the Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea this Christmas season. The orchestra is playing 13 concerts, all but one of them in New Jersey. —R.M.

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he Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea will be performing a Christmas concert at St. Mary of the Pines Roman Catholic Church in Manahawkin on Friday, Dec. 14, starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $28 per person and must be ordered in advance by calling Dot at 609-6984242; no tickets will be sold at the door. There’s a good reason for that – on Tuesday morning there were only a handful of tickets still available. St. Mary’s of Barnegat and Manahawkin has hosted visits by the orchestra before, and the concerts have proved wildly popular. There’s a good reason for that as well. The Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea, based in Point Pleasant Beach, is a 45-member orchestra conducted by the Rev. Alphonse Stevenson, who founded it in 1986. He is a most interesting person: a priest in the Diocese of Paterson, a brigadier general and highest-ranking chaplain in the U.S. Air National Guard, and a conductor of international repute. A student of the late George Schick of New York’s Metropolitan Opera and Robert Abramson of the Juilliard School of Music, Stevenson first started mixing music with religion in the late 1970s when he was serving at St. Malachy’s on 49th Street in New York, the Roman Catholic church that is affectionately nicknamed “The Actor’s Chapel.” His conducting debut was with bass soloist Paul Plishka of the Met. Then, in 1980, he made his musi-

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Island Singers Ring in the Holidays With ‘Christmas From the Heart’ 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. Well Baby Clinic, LBI Health Dept., 11601 Long Beach Blvd., Haven Beach (609-361-1000, ext. 250 or 609-492-1212) Children from birth through preschool age must be registered in order to attend this monthly program, which provides well-care screenings, immunizations, developmental assessment and pediatric management. Call for appointment. 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 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 609-2963565. 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.



he Island Singers will feature traditional and contemporary songs when they present “Christmas from the Heart” on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m. at the Barnegat branch of the Ocean County Library. Singers director Polly Moore said traditional favorites include “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” “Deck the Halls” and “Silent Night.” She said the men will perform “O Tannenbaum” while the women will sing “Scrooge, Scrooge, Scrooge.” “We also have a medley featuring 10 songs that I’m sure everybody will know,” she said. Moore said contemporary tunes include “Grandma’s Featherbed” by John Denver, “Breath of Heaven” by Amy Grant and “Because It’s Christmas” by Barry Manilow. She said the group will also perform a French carol, “Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella.” Moore said the group consists of 40 members from the Southern Ocean County area. “We’ve been affected by Hurricane Sandy, as we’ve had a some singers who have been displaced and had to temporarily move away,” she said. Moore said the group welcomes new singers, who are invited to stop by at weekly rehearsals, held Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. at Village Lutheran Church in the Lanoka Harbor section of Lacey Township. 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. 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. Adult Health Promotion, LBI Health Dept. provides blood pressure screening plus health education on diet, medication and risk factors for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and breast, cervical and colon/rectal cancer. Beach Haven Borough Hall, (609-492-0111) 1st Mon. of each month, 10 am-noon. Island Branch Ocean County Library, Surf City (609-494-3064) 1st Tues. of each month, 11 am-noon. Harvey Cedars Police Dept., (609-494-2843) 3rd Tues. of each month, 9:30-10:30 am. Barnegat Light Borough Hall, (609494-9196) 3rd Tues. of each month, 11 am-noon. LBI Health Dept., 11601 Long Beach Blvd., Haven Beach (609-361-1000, ext. 250 or 609-492-1212) 2nd & 4th Wed., 10 am-noon. CONTACT of Ocean County Offers Service, CONTACT is a 24-hour crisis intervention/listening telephone service available to the troubled, lonely, depressed or suicidal, as well as the individual who just needs someone to listen. Call 732-240-6100. 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. Survivors of Suicide Support Group, St. Francis Center, Room 212, 47th St. & Long Beach Blvd., Brant Beach. 2nd Thurs. of each month, 7:30 pm.

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The concert features old favorites as well as contemporary Christmas songs. For more information about the concert, call the branch at 609-698-331 or Moore at 732-341-8565. —E.E. 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. English Conversation Group, Island Branch Ocean County Library, 217 South Central Ave., Surf City (609-494-2480 or Groups meet in an informal environment and are led by trained volunteers. The group is intended for people who are new to speaking English. Tues., 3-4 pm or 4-5 pm. Adult Basic Skills Program Offered, St. Francis Center, 47th St. & Long Beach Blvd., Brant Beach (609-494-8861, ext. 185) Any adult with literacy needs can receive help to improve reading and/or writing skills. Artists Wanted, Pine Shores Art Assn., 94 Stafford Ave., Manahawkin (609-597-3557 or 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 609-3846059. 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 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

ll Saints Regional Catholic School presents its first-ever wine tasting and auction event, “Christmas With a Cause,” this Friday, Dec. 7, from 7 to 10 p.m. in the school’s all-purpose room. The event is open to the public and benefits both the school and ongoing local storm-relief efforts. The wine tasting takes the place of the school’s annual Fall Gala, its biggest fundraising event of the year, which was originally scheduled for Nov. 16 but cancelled due to Superstorm Sandy, Development Coordinator Michelle Regulski explained. With the contributions already amassed for the gala, school officials decided to modify the event in order to put the auction items to good use and to help local families affected by the storm at the same time. The night will include silent and chance auctions and raffles for a 50/50 cash prize, an Apple MacBook and an iPad. Class projects will be among the items in the silent auction. According to Regulski, other auction items include a surfboard, dinner for eight prepared by chef John Grifo, four tickets to see One Direction at Hershey Park, four tickets to see “The Grinch” on Broadway, a wine cabinet and a Nintendo Wii U gaming system. The school invites families and friends to an intimate, dressy-casual evening of wine tasting, with wines from several different vineyards and wine experts to pour and discuss the varietals; festive cocktail piano music; light fare courtesy of Sweet Jenny’s in Barnegat; and a wide array of silent and chance auction items. “Come celebrate the holiday season of Christmas while supporting ASRC and our fund to assist local families affected so deeply by the hurricane,” the event flyer reads. Tickets are $25 per person, and guests must be of legal drinking age. Raffle tickets for the 50/50 are $50 apiece, and chance tickets for the Apple products are $10 each or three for $25. Raffle winners will be announced at 9:45 p.m. Ticket holders need not to be present to win. To p u r c h a s e tickets, call the school at 609-597-3800. —V.L. 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 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. East Coast Boat Racing Club of NJ Seeks Members & Volunteers, Visit 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 (609296-0363) 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.

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Councilman Blames Sandy Flooding on Easement Holdouts ‘Was an Ocean Event, Not a Bay Event’


Ship Bottom councilman blamed oceanfront homeowners who refused to sign easement agreements for beach replenishment as the main culprit for severe flooding caused by Superstorm Sandy last month. At the Nov. 27 council meeting, Thomas Tallon, who is public safety committee chairman, said the property owners were “extremely shortsighted” and “irresponsible.” The agreements would have permitted the Army Corps of Engineers and the state Department of Environmental Protection to access portions of their properties for beach replenishment work. The meeting was held in the Long Beach Township municipal building because the borough hall is undergoing storm damage repairs. Tallon said that while flooding is normally a “bay event,” Sandy caused ocean water to breach the dunes in numerous areas, sending what he said were “rivers down borough streets." “If you look at Harvey Cedars and Surf City, where they had beach replenishment, you’ll see how those towns fared much better than we did,” he said. “If we had beach replenishment, our town would have been in much better shape.” Mayor William Huelsenbeck said that at the height of the storm, he saw the borough hall accumulate nearly 3 feet of water in less than 10 minutes. “That was not caused by bay flooding,” he said. “It was the ocean water that caused the back bays to come up so high. At my bulkhead, there was 43 inches of water. I talked to someone in Harvey Cedars and he told me there was only 14 inches of water at his bulkhead.” The officials’ comments resulted in a raucous public portion, with one resident going so far as to suggest legal action. “I would be willing to start a classaction lawsuit against homeowners who would not be a part of beach replenishment,” said Frank Formichella, whose statement was met with a few jeers. Dorothy Jedziniak, who with her husband, Ted, had been an outspoken opponent of the easement agreements, said Tallon’s remarks were “another example of the harassment and intimidation against us.” She said her main objection to the easement agreement was what she called the “in perpetuity clause,” which to her indicated the government would have continuous jurisdiction over the portion of her property once the beach replenishment project was concluded. “Sandy was a phenomenon,” she said. “It was both a high-pressure and low-pressure system. To fix the blame on us and all this fingerpointing is wrong.” When she returned to her seat, she

said, “This is America, not Russia.” Her husband added, “You should not pit the oceanfront homeowners against other people in town. All this inflammatory (talk) does not do anyone any good.” Although resident Ed Poling said he had signed the easement agreement, the borough “should not vilify the homeowners who did not.” “What kind of science are you using?” asked Poling. “I believe that this was caused mostly by bay flooding because after the storms, it seemed that our beaches were still in pretty good shape.” Another resident, Rick McDonough, noted that many volunteers “went beyond the call of duty” to assist during the storm. “There were people from Manahawkin who came over and stayed for days,” he said. “I think people should stop by the firehouse and thank them and others for what they did.” At the beginning of the meeting, Huelsenbeck praised the fire company for “preventing the town from catching fire.” “At one time, we had 18 gas leaks going on,” he said. “I believe that the police department and the National Guard saved lives by getting stranded people out. Public works got here every day to help out. It seemed like Councilmen Tom Tallon, Dave Hartman and I lived together for 10 days. We drank a lot of bottled water and ate a lot of granola bars.” — Eric Englund

Ryan Morrill

ROAD TO NOWHERE: A closed and abandoned sand mine pit off Route 72 and West Bay Avenue is the new home for totaled flood-damaged cars as they await transport to car auction sites.

Pinelands Commission Tries to Close Flood Car Receiving Site in Barnegat


hin k your stor m-totaled car is off the road? Think again. Though you may have been saved the costs of repairing a saltwater-damaged car, someone else may be purchasing that car very soon. That’s the business of IAA, a subsidiary of KAR Auction Services Inc., which purchases totaled cars from insurance companies, dealerships, rental car companies and fleet lease companies. Based in the Midwest, the IAA website states that 3.5 million vehicles are deemed total losses in the United States each year. Recently IAA set up shop in an abandoned mining pit in Barnegat Township off West Bay Avenue and Route 72. Reports by local residents about hundreds of cars arriving by tow trucks to the site alerted the N.J. Pinelands Commission to an

‘Holiday’ Beach Badges Finally Available in Long Beach Township


ong Beach Township will hold a belated “holiday beach badge sale,” beginning Friday, Dec. 7 and running through Monday, Dec. 10. Limited edition “holiday” season beach badges will be sold inside the northwest corner of the Long Beach Township municipal building, 805 Long Beach Blvd., Brant Beach. Holiday beach badge sale hours will be Friday, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, Sunday and Monday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. “There has been a rush for badges; between calls, e-mails and people stopping by town hall for them, people have been looking all over for them,” said Don Myers, head of the township’s beach patrol and beach badge checking crew. The township began the seasonal selling of holiday-themed beach badges a few years ago due to their growing popularity as Christmas gifts, helped along by the lower “preseason” badge prices.

Preseason badges are $30. Senior badges, for those 65 and over, are $5. In the past, beach badges were sold from a small structure adjacent to town hall. That location, dubbed “the beach badge shack,” was badly damaged by Sandy. The holiday sale has now been moved to the main municipal building, said Myers, adding, “The sale is later this year due to the storm and the damage.” There are 2,013 “holiday” badges. Each badge is individually numbered. The badges are made at the Jersey Cape Diagnostic Training and Opportunity Center, Cape May, which provides vocational rehabilitative services for people with disabilities. In Long Beach Township, beach badges are required on the beach next year for everyone age 12 and over from June 16, 2013 through Sept. 2, 2013. Long Beach Township badges are required in High Bar Harbor, Loveladies, North Beach, Brant Beach,

illegal use of the area, which is in the Pinelands National Reserve forest management area – the most sensitive and most regulated part of the 1-million-acre Pinelands. The site is being used as a holding facility for the hundreds of cars damaged by Hurricane Sandy, a use that officials contend violates the Pinelands Management Act. The Pinelands Commission has sent two letters informing the landowners – Barnegat Holdings LLC and KJ&J Associates, 1468 and 1467 West Bay Ave. in Barnegat – that they must immediately desist and remove the cars. Charles Horner, director of regulatory programs for the Pinelands Commission, wrote that the storage of motor vehicles is not a permitted use and also violates Barnegat Township zoning laws. “IAA is working with city, state

and other appropriate local officials to ensure we are meeting the necessary standards required for the temporary storage of storm-damaged vehicles,” said IAA spokesman Lou Colasuonno. The Pinelands Commission offered the landowners an option to apply for a commercial use from the commission, but also stated it is unlikely it would be approved by the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection. “If Barnegat Township wishes to propose the use of the parcel as a debris management area for the storage of vehicles, the township should immediately contact the NJDEP Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Program,” wrote Horner. “NJDEP would not allow a private entity to independently establish debris management areas.” — Pat Johnson

Ocean County Leads in FEMA Housing Grants It should come as no surprise that Ocean County with its lengthy coastline and areas of severe devastation – including Mantoloking, Asbury Park, Seaside Heights, Holgate, Mystic Island and Tuckerton Beach – has so far received almost half of government housing assistance money given to the state. According to FEMA Public Information officer Cheri Huber, 49,106 families have registered with FEMA and have recieved $133,684,440 in emergency housing funds. Statewide, there have been 144,069 FEMA claims, and the state had received a total of $265,590,250 in emergency housing funds as of Friday, Nov. 30. Regional FEMA offices in Stafford Township on East Bay Avenue, in Little Egg Harbor on Radio Road and in the Harvey Cedars Bible Conference on Long Beach Island will remain open indefinitely. According to a FEMA worker in Little Egg Harbor, they could be there for a year. FEMA officials are urging anyone who has not yet registered with FEMA to do so and also to take advantage of loans offered by the Small Business Administration; low interest loans for homeowers are available, but the deadline to apply is Dec. 31. Workers at the storm recovery centers will help people fill out the application form. —P.J. Beach Haven Crest, Brighton Beach, Peahala Park, Beach Haven Park, Haven Beach, The Dunes, Beach Haven Terrace, Beach Haven Gar-

dens, Bay Vista, Spray Beach, North Beach Haven, Beach Haven Heights, Silver Sands, Beach Haven Inlet and Holgate. —J.M.

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Cash, Gift Cards, Housewares Still Sought

Relief to Recovery: LBI Donations Off To Aid County Effort


ong Beach Island is helping its barrier island neighbor to the north as donation centers on Long Beach Island shift focus from local short-term relief to countywide long-term recovery. They include the Surf City Volunteer Fire Co. & EMS and the LBI Grade School in Ship Bottom, both of which had previously ended donation collection and have moved on to dispersing what was accumulated to other shore areas still reeling from the damage caused by Superstorm Sandy. Both centers are working with the newly minted Ocean County Long Term Recovery Committee that is being stewarded by Ryan Riley of the county human services department. By moving supplies to Toms River centers, donations may make their way to the badly ravaged shoreline towns of Seaside Heights and Mantoloking, for example, as well as flood-ridden bayfront residential areas in Brick and Bayville that Riley said before Sandy were not considered to be in flood zones. “We’re mobilizing right now and clearing out what inventory was left at the LBI School,” said Angela Andersen, the recycling coordinator for Long Beach Township, who has been managing the LBI Joint Emergency Operations Center web site following Sandy.

The LBI Joint EOC had used the LBI Grade School as its main distribution center following the storm until Nov. 30, when it stopped accepting donations. “We know that our neighbors to the north are a few weeks behind us in the recovery stages, and we’re happy to get things to them,” Andersen said. The Long Term Recovery Committee brought together more than 200 participants from 100 different nonprofit agencies and volunteer groups at its fi rst meeting on Nov. 19 and began communication to establish what needs still exist in the county and where. “There is a disaster after the disaster,” said Riley, explaining that clothing donations, for example, have become an issue and are in most cases no longer sought unless items are brand new. “Some have to be discarded and are not useable. It has become a logistics struggle to try and house all the donated goods. Donations needed are cash and gift cards to stores. The desire to clean out one’s closet isn’t filling that need.” Most donations are being run through a N.J. State Police Office of Emergency Management warehouse in Robbinsville before they are redistributed. Riley recommended calling 855-NJ-Donate

Michael Molinaro

PAY IT FORWARD: The Kelson family stands with Surf City Fire Co. members after driving from Hudson, Wisc., to make a sizeable donation of money and gift cards on Nov. 21. Donations are now moving on in relief. with any questions. For those wishing to donate locally and make sure their donations benefit Superstorm Sandy victims in Ocean County specifically, Riley recommended Toms River nonprofit organization Hometown Heroes. There are still ways to make donations to benefit Long Beach Island specifically, however. Andersen agrees cash and gift cards are still needed and said a Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund

is being set up to benefit Long Beach Island Hurricane Sandy Victims. Upon Long Beach Township Mayor Joseph Mancini’s approval, the fund will be made available through the LBI Joint EOC web site at Besides donating, Andersen encourages people in need to use the website to make requests for supplies as well, and to continually check back for updates on what items are being sought. “We don’t know who needs help unless they ask,” said Andersen.

“It’s important they communicate with us.” Besides money and gift cards, Andersen said the need has shifted from cleaning supplies to household items and appliances to replace that which was completely lost to flooding from Sandy. In response to this, the LBI Joint EOC is working to set up a housewares bank in conjunction with local stores that might be willing to donate. — Michael Molinaro

Forewarned, Forearmed: CDC Reports Flu Season Is Off to an Early Start


is the season – but we’re not talking about the holiday shopping season. The flu season typically runs from October through May, and usually peaks in January and February. But last Friday, Nov. 30, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta already reported “high activity” – its highest classification level – in the states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee, along with “moderate activity” – the second highest of the CDC’s four categories – in Georgia and Missouri. There’s more bad news. The CDC reported one of the most common varieties of the influenza virus this fall was the Type A H3N2 strain. H3N2 is a relatively virulent strain that tends to cause more symptoms and complications than some other common strains. The CDC now estimates that 24,000 Americans die each year from seasonal influenza. Just a couple of years ago, the agency said 36,000 typically died each year from the flu. Why the discrepancy? The Type A H3N2 strain is the culprit. The 36,000 figure came from a 2003 study that looked at the 1990-91 through the 1998-99 seasons. When the CDC extended that study from the

1976-77 to 1998-99 seasons, the average number of flu-related fatalities in the U.S. dropped to 24,000. “While the 36,000 number is often cited,” says the CDC, “it’s important to note that during that decade, influenza A (H3N2) was the predominant virus during most of the seasons, and H3N2 influenza viruses are typically associated with higher death rates.” So, not only is the flu busting out early this season, but it is mostly a more deadly strain. There is some good news to report. The CDC is saying the influenza vaccine formulated for this flu season is well matched to the strains of the flu reported so far. And unlike some years in the recent past, there is plenty of vaccine available. Forewarned is forearmed. Of course, many people in Southern Ocean County had more things on their minds than getting a flu shot in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, a period of time when many flu shot clinics had been scheduled in the area. It isn’t, however, too late to get a flu shot. The Ocean County Health Department has scheduled a number of flu shot clinics to make up for those cancelled or ill-attended post-Sandy. Continued on Page 38

Ryan Morrill

Things Are Looking Up But Bayside Seating Will Be a Short Wait GIMME SHELTER: Harvey Cedars Public Works is rebuilding the gazebo on the 75th Street bay beach, which took an especially hard hit during Superstorm Sandy. The street-end scenic spot will be restored to its former glory once the new structure is completed and benches are moved into place.

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Some Flood Houses Need to Be Raised Before Rebuilding Local Building Officials Make the Call By PAT JOHNSON ow that some homeowners affected by Superstorm Sandy are getting ready to rebuild there are questions that need to be answered. One key question: Is my home worth rebuilding and, if so, will I have to raise it to comply with my town’s building codes? The fi rst task is estimating property damage, as those houses or businesses that sustained substantial damage, over 50 percent of their building’s assessed worth, will have to be raised to comply with local building codes. The next step is determining a property’s base flood elevation and if a building is at or above that elevation. Where a home or business is in relation to that height determines how much the owner will pay for flood insurance. Local code officials use information gathered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that maps flood plains and coastlines and determines base flood elevation for areas. BFE is the height that buildings should be raised to keep them out of harm’s way due to coastal flooding and storm-generated wave action. If a home or business building was erected years before FEMA started mapping the coast, it is “grandfathered” and has not been substantially damaged, the owner can proceed with renovations at the


height the building was before the storm. The owner, however, should be prepared to pay increased flood insurance premiums. If a building was substantially damaged, the owner will have to rebuild to current municipal building codes, and if the owner lives in a coastal community, that will include raising it to FEMA base flood elevation. What constitutes the designation of “substantially damaged”? According to a FEMA, “If your community determines that your home or business is damaged by flood to the point that repairs will cost 50 percent or more of the building’s predamage market value, this is called substantial damage.” So the decision is a local government one, according to FEMA public information officer Cheri Huber. “FEMA is not requiring people to raise their homes, but your local jurisdiction may require it,” said Huber. “We supply the (flood) map and then it’s up to the city or county to decide what mitigation to take,” she said. “FEMA gives states mitigation funds and the state decides what to do with them through local municipalities. Local municipalities decide how they want to mitigate future damage.” Huber said local decisions to comply with FEMA maps and have homes elevated has to do with the cost each municipality has incurred

Reaching Out A High Point in Mutual Aid

Pat Johnson

CRUEL REALITY: Homes th at were severely damaged, like this older home on West Creek Dock Road, will have to be raised to FEMA base flood standards if they are rebuilt. from this powerful storm. “All the debris removal, the extra emergency personel hours, it’s enormously expensive and, yes, FEMA is picking up 75 percent of the cost, but the towns still have to raise the other 25 percent,” she said. “And what if there’s another storm event that doesn’t get a national disaster designation? That means the towns have to cover 100 percent.” Huber also suggested it would be in the interest of an individual homeowner to raise his or her home above the basic flood elevation for lower flood insurance premiums. “By rebuilding to the highest flood level, they can lower their flood insurance,” said Huber. “My guess is insurance premiums will go up in high-risk areas. The estimates are the rates for secondary homes will go up 25 percent a year for four years." Huber did not have an estimate

for primary residences. FEMA updates its flood maps every 10 years, with the last update in 1992. A new map was in the process of being done for the spring of 2013, but the process was accelerated following Sandy’s destruction. The new advisory FEMA flood map has not yet been given to local municipalities but is due by the middle or end of December. Kurt Pickering, FEMA spokesman, said the base flood elevation is the height of the water surface during the 1 percent annual chance flood – the so-called 100-year storm. “In areas along the coast where the 1 percent annual chance flood event is accompanied by waves, FEMA uses the ‘V’ flood zone label to designate an area where the velocity (V) of the waves will damage structures that are not securely elevated on pile or column foundations.

Jay Mann

TESTING, 1,2: The lengthy ladder unit from the High Point Volunteer Fire Co., Station 51, pitches in to help a repairman reach an antenna serving the Surf City VFC #1 & EMS. The antenna fell over early in the superstorm.

Waves can be three feet or higher in V zones. “BFEs on the advisory BFE maps that FEMA will issue in December will increase significantly compared to the current effective flood insurance rate maps (FIRM),” he said. “The amount of increase will vary Continued on Page 37

Teacher Faces Sex Charges


Barnegat Township resident employed as a teacher in the Toms River School District is facing criminal sexual contact charges arising from an alleged inappropriate relationship with a student. Ocean County Prosecutor Marlene Lynch Ford said last week that Erin Haskell, 31, has been charged with aggravated sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child and exhibiting obscene material to a minor. Ford said that Haskell, who is a teacher in the district’s Intermediate South in Beachwood, turned herself in to authorities on Nov. 29. Bail was set at $300,000 with no 10 percent option. Ford said Haskell is barred from having any contact with the victim. Ford said the charges were the result of a joint investigation among the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, Ocean County Sheriff’s Office and the Beachwood and Barnegat police departments. “Our investigation determined that an inappropriate relationship developed between Ms. Haskell and one of her students, a minor,” said Ford. “In order to protect the identity of the victim, this office will not disclose any other identifying information about the victim.” The prosecutor said the investigation is bring coordinated by Detective Melissa Matthews of the prosecutor’s office and Detective Sgt. Glen DeMarco of the Beachwood Police Department. Ford said anyone with information may call Matthews at 732-929-2027 or DeMarco at 732-286-6000, extension 100. —E.E.

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‘Green’ Holiday Gift Given to Township

Sandy-Felled Spruce Finds New Life in LBT T By MICHAEL MOLINARO he Van Werts always dreamed the tall spruce that had grown in the back yard of their North Beach Haven summer home would end up in New York City’s Rockefeller Center for its annual Christmas tree lighting. That dream was dashed following the spruce’s uprooting during Superstorm Sandy, but there was a different happy ending for the fallen specimen. The Van Werts saw the tree given new life and perhaps more meaning when it became the focal point at the Long Beach Township holiday tree lighting ceremony at the municipal building on Saturday, as a symbol of revitalization and hope on a barrier island heavily damaged by the storm. “It’s a beautiful tree,” said Skip Van Wert, 66, who added that his wife Andrea and he agreed, “We can’t run this through a chipper. We just can’t.” Van Wert had served with Long Beach Township Police Chief Mike Bradley on the Surflight Theatre’s board of trustees and contacted him in the days following the storm about using the tree in township holiday celebrations. A week later Van Wert received a call from Butch Hartmann of the Long Beach Township police, who agreed to look at the tree and decided the township would definitely want it for its Christmas tree lighting. The Van Wert family happily agreed to donate the tree, effectively recycling it and saving the township money it would have cost to procure its own.

It was as if it were meant to be, explained Van Wert, based on how the tree was left leaning against a neighbor’s house, causing no damage, rather than falling to the ground and possibly breaking branches, making it less usable. Van Wert was told by a neighbor immediately of the tree’s uprooting and first saw images of it in its new position using Google Maps satellite imagery. Hartmann and Phil Pollina of Long Beach Township PBA Local #373 organized Saturday’s tree lighting at the ball field in front of the municipal building from 4 to 6 p.m. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus arrived in a fire truck, surprising children, who went on to help decorate the tree. The township also screened “Hope for Long Beach Island,” a five-minute short film created by Southern Regional High School sophomore Jimmy Ward following Sandy that begins with a montage of news clips and then follows Ward running past a series of familiar LBI landmarks while wearing a T-shirt that reads “Hope.” Hartmann and others spoke before the lighting, thanking first responders for their work in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Of Hartmann, Van Wert said, “He wanted to see this tree used as a rallying point for stepping forward instead of being stuck in all this sadness and remorse and all the rest they’d been involved with for a few weeks immediately following the storm. He saw the tree as a symbol to kick off the holiday sea-

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TREE FALLIN’: (Top left) Rich and Gabi Vaughn help decorate a holiday spruce at Long Beach Township’s tree-lighting ceremony. (Top right) Celebrators stand before the decorated tree, which was donated by North Beach Haven resident Skip Van Wert after the spruce was blown down in his yard during Superstorm Sandy (above). son, of community rebuilding, and of being grateful for having come through this without a tremendous loss of life. There’s a lot to be thankful for.” In the end Van Wert was more thankful and filled with more joy seeing his family’s tree in the grasses of Long Beach Township’s municipal complex rather than Rockefeller Center. “It was heartwarming,” he said. “It was bittersweet because we loved that tree – it was magnificent – but if it had to go out, what a way to go. There were so many people there with

smiles on their faces. They deserved a bright moment and the tree helped give them that.” The tree will eventually go on to be recycled once more at the conclusion of the holiday season when it will be chopped into firewood, but not before Van Wert, a wood carver, gets a chunk to craft himself something in remembrance. “The whole thing happened the way it was supposed to happen,” he said. “Like it was planned this way.” Y

Unemployed New Jersey Residents May Apply for Temporary Work


he SandPaper has received many inquiries from local unemployed residents looking for work following Superstorm Sandy. Residents interested in applying for temporary work restoring the region’s land and infrastructures may contact the state’s One-Stop Career centers, which are assisting with Gov. Christie’s plan to hire unemployed New Jersey residents to assist with cleanup and recovery efforts related to the storm. Last month, the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development received a $15.6 million National Emergency Grant from the

U.S. Department of Labor to aid such endeavors. According to a Nov. 14 press release, temporary jobs may also include working on projects that provide food, clothing, shelter and other humanitarian assistance to disaster victims. The extent of these temporary jobs is restricted to six months or 1,040 hours. Temporary employees may receive a maximum wage of approximately $12,000 per worker, excluding the cost of fringe benefits. An additional amount will be available for fringe benefit costs associated with the hire, paid in accordance with the

employer’s policies. Those eligible for hire include persons who have been temporarily or permanently dislocated as a result of the disaster and individuals who are long-term unemployed, as well as qualified dislocated workers who are unemployed and are not receiving unemployment compensation or other types of income support. In order to receive funding, New Jersey’s 21 counties included in the federal disaster area declared in the wake of Superstorm Sandy will have to identify relief, restoration and cleanup projects and determine how to deploy

the workers. The NJLWD’s initial application to the USDOL asked for funding for 1,000 temporary workers. Counties and towns may hire people directly through the state’s One-Stop Career centers and may also contract with private nonprofit agencies and organizations to assist with disaster relief efforts. For more information, log onto, or call 877-682-6238 or 800-2335005 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Email with any further questions. —K.A.E.

The SandPaper/Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Relief From Storm: St. Francis Center ‘Is There to Help’ New Grant Provides More Funding


he St. Francis Community Center will be using a $50,000 grant from OceanFirst Foundation to help people areawide who are still in need as a result of the Oct. 29 superstorm, said center Executive Director Connie Becraft. The grant will be used directly to help those affected by the storm to get established in a rental with deposits for rent or

New Meaning to ‘Clothe a Child’ After the Storm


or the past two years, Southern Regional High School teacher Elizabeth Strattman has helped economically disadvantaged children in the Manahawkin area purchase new items for their wardrobe by facilitating the “Clothe a Child” program – a community initiative perhaps even more important this fall following Sandy’s ferocity. Clothe a Child, which has its national headquarters in Iowa, seeks to assist underprivileged youngsters through a partnership with Kohl’s Department Store and donations from individuals, businesses, civic organizations and churches. “The idea is to address the ever-growing needs of the children in the community and treat the selected students to a shopping trip,” Southern Regional Media Liasion Marilyn Dougherty explained. “Clothe a Child seeks to impact as many qualified students in our community as possible,” she added. “Recommended children (in the Southern Regional School District) were given an application to be completed by parents or guardians in the first days of the school year. Next, the application was returned to Clothe a Child, where a committee reviewed them. Once the selection process was completed, each family was contacted to confirm their child’s acceptance into the program and receive the details regarding the event.” The local community contributed all funding for the program, including $780 from Manahawkin Flea Market owner Warren Petrucci, who asked for charitable donations in lieu of table fees from those who vended at the Flea Market Farmer’s Market on Fridays. This month, Strattman transported 40 students, including some who had been affected by Sandy, to Kohl’s in Manahawkin. Each child was given a $100 voucher for clothing, and was matched with a volunteer to assist in shopping. —J.K.-H.

utilities, or to help pay for gasoline or clothing, for example, Becraft said. Counseling is also offered. Anyone in need, or neighbors who know people in emergency situations, may call the 609-494-8861 phone number and talk to center staff, representatives added. The center’s existing client base can benefit from the grant funding as well. “Anyone is eligible for this,” Becraft said. “And if they have a FEMA claim number, that’s great.” “While the recovery is going to be a long process, it does not have to be a lonely process. St. Francis is here to help,” said the Rev. Steve Kluge, OFM, pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish. “It’s something we have always done, and we are still here to help; that’s the beautiful thing.” The center’s support services have been at work from the mainland while the storm-damaged facility on the Brant Beach bayfront is being repaired. The center is currently headquartered at St. Mary’s Parish in Manahawkin and is using other facilities as well. The Brant Beach property will remain closed until at least Jan. 2, but that situation is developing as systems there are still being surveyed, Becraft said Tuesday.

Jack Reynolds

Hanging Around for the Holidays ’Tis the Season for Ornamental Foliage IN BLOOM: ‘It wasn’t this way when they planted it,’ said the neighborhood squirrel, who thought he had gone a bit nuts at the overly colorful fruit that the tree suddenly bore one day. It’s all in time for Christmas. Despite the trials and tribulations from recent stormy times, the holiday spirit continues to grow. St. Francis Center is one of three nonprofit agencies to each receive a $50,000 Relief and Recovery grant from the OceanFirst Foundation as part of a $500,000 pledge that the bank foundation made toward meeting “emergency basic needs of local families.” “It is going to be used for direct service to individuals who have experienced loss because of Sandy in some way,” Becraft said, thanking Foundation Executive Director Kathy

Durante and the board. “We had a conference call last week with the executive director of the OceanFirst Foundation to decide how we were going to spend the funding. “We’ll be giving deposits for rental assistance, utility assistance, rental deposits,” Becraft began outlining. “A lot of people who have lost housing don’t have the financial history to be able to put a deposit down for utilities, so we’ll give them whatever they need to get the utilities turned on to get into

a new rental. “We’re going to have gift cards available for people to replace clothing; also we’ll be giving people gas cards to get back and forth to where they need to go. If they’re displaced, it would be nice to be able to put gas in the tank to go see their property, or get to work.” Counseling‘Will Be Key’ Another portion of the funding will be used for case management Continued on Page 36

Construction Under Way in Little Egg Harbor

Shooters Sporting Center Is Now Going Great Guns


om Gormley at Tip’s Hardware and Sporting Goods is no longer getting the question about whether construction has started at the much-anticipated, $3 million indoor shooting range complex called Shooters Sporting Center. It has. “Now it’s ‘When is it going to get done?’” he said as he smiled while taking a break to update The SandPaper on progress at the Route 539, Little Egg Harbor site near Garden State Parkway Exit 58. The construction end date should be clearer in the gun sight than the planning and permitting process was. “We have an idea of about six months. But we had an idea that it was going to take us about a year to get going, and that has been 2½ years,” Gormley said, detailing “bureaucracy” that sent project plans “back and forth and back and forth,” and so then required talking again with banks. “We argued over a 16th of an inch on the radius of a concrete step,” Gormley gave as an example. “But everything else is positive. We’re moving full steam ahead now.” Now that the actual hands-on, outdoors work is started (groundbreaking was in late October, just before the Continued on Page 36

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IN RANGE: Past the permitting and financing stages, the indoor shooting range and sportsmen’s store is taking shape.

31 The SandPaper/Wednesday, December 5, 2012 Photographs by Jack Reynolds

SIDELINED: (Above left) The Beach Haven School’s damaged gym floor is being ripped out and replaced. The 100-year-old building (above right) took in 22 inches of flood water, according to Superintendent and Principal Patricia Daggy.

Two Elementary Schools Share Post-Storm Goals By VICTORIA LASSONDE agleswood Elementary School has opened its doors to the displaced students and staff of Beach Haven Elementary School in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. On Nov. 14, 62 Beach Haven students and about 20 staff members moved into the Eagleswood Elementary building to share classroom space with their mainland counterparts in education. For now, the classes and teachers from each grade level are sharing one classroom. On Monday, the fi rst of two sets of modular classroom units will be delivered to provide needed extra space. Also on Monday, at 6:30 p.m., Eagleswood will host an informal meet-and-greet for the parents of all the students to meet each other and each other’s teachers. Deborah Snyder and Patricia Daggy, the principals and superintendents of Eagleswood and Beach Haven elementary schools, respectively, have been colleagues for 12 years and share a deep mutual respect that “helped in the planning stages” of the relocation process, Daggy said. Daggy said the Eagleswood Board of Education and school community “welcomed us with open arms.” Snyder said Eagleswood Elementary feels fortunate to be able to host


Eagleswood ‘Fosters’ Beach Haven Beach Haven, for the remainder of the school year if necessary. The two main goals for the Beach Haven School’s relocation were, first, to get the students back into school as soon as possible and, second, to keep the entire student body together, rather than scatter the classes throughout the state. The arrangement with Eagleswood achieved both. Thanks to Eagleswood, Beach Haven students missed just two more days of school than students in the rest of the state, who returned to classes on Nov. 12. Overall, “things are flowing very well,” Daggy said. “Space has been a challenge,” Snyder admitted, which is why the modular units will be a big help to expand the Beach Haven students’ educational experience as guests in Eagleswood. In the wake of the disaster, Daggy added, “it’s like the whole world has reached out to help us. Other schools want to adopt us.” Schools elsewhere have sent backpacks, school supplies, gift cards and other donations to the Beach Haven students. Those students

are also offered free breakfast and hot lunch options while displaced. Thankfully, the students’ curriculum hasn’t been too badly interrupted because both schools work with the same Common Core Standards, built on the same expectations and concepts. It’s only the delivery of the instruction that varies, both Snyder and Daggy explained. The two women’s schools share “very similar philosophies,” Snyder explained, in terms of focusing on individual students’ needs, which they see as an advantage of a small-school environment, and creating a family atmosphere for the student population as well as for the faculty and parent communities. Strengthening cross-district bonds is especially important in a time of need such as the post-storm period, when so many Beach Haven residents are left with no “home base,” Snyder pointed out. Daggy estimated about 90 percent of the students’ families were directly impacted by the storm, losing their homes, their school and, in some cases, their

Christmas Tree Sale Helps Fire Co. With Superstorm Sandy Recovery


he Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Co. has Christmas trees for sale at its Central Avenue lot through Christmas Eve or when the trees are sold out, whichever happens fi rst. Steve Moser, sale co-chairman, said the price range is $20 for tabletop sizes to $90 for 12- to 13-footers. “But most of what we have are the standard sizes, around 6 to 8 feet,” said Moser. “These are all fresh-cut Douglas fi rs.” If you need help getting the tree to fit into or outside your vehicle, fi refighters will be there to assist.

Free delivery is available. The lot will be open 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. It is closed Tuesday and Thursday. Moser said proceeds from the sale would be used to help replace equipment damaged due to Superstorm Sandy. “Usually we use the money for general maintenance expenses,” he said. “But our fi rehouse had 3 feet of water, and three of our trucks sustained some water damage. So we hope people will come out and take

advantage of this sale. They won’t have to travel too far to get a nice tree for the holidays.” Moser added that a volunteer fi re company from Norma, located near Vineland, bought 11 trees to help needy people in their area. “They had some fi remen here to help us during Sandy,” he said. “So when they heard about our sale, they came back and bought the trees. So they helped people in their area and helped us, too. We really appreciated that.” —Eric Englund

livelihoods. The Beach Haven Elementary School building, which marked its 100th anniversary this year, took in 22 inches of flood water during the storm surge, which ruined the boiler and blew out the whole heating system, buckled the gymnasium floor and destroyed all ground-level floor coverings and some wooden and plaster walls. “It’s going to be a while before we’re back in there,” Daggy said. But she is hopeful that, between the school’s general and flood insurance policies and possible federal disaster relief funding (she was planning to attend a FEMA meeting Wednesday), “we’re going to come out of this OK,” she said, adding that taxpayers may not see such a costly impact. The principals anticipate the schoolsharing arrangement will extend to the end of the school year unless work is completed on the Beach Haven school sooner. The arrangement has been a learning experience for everyone involved, Daggy said. “It’s teaching us something about resilience. “We’re all struggling,” she said, “but at the same time … you learn about the goodness of humanity.” — Victoria Lassonde

Worker Collecting Debris Electrocuted in SB An employee for a private company helping clean up debris and bulk trash from Superstorm Sandy was electrocuted in Ship Bottom Monday morning at around 8 a.m. on 14th Street. Michel Paulhus, fi rst assistant Ocean County prosecutor, said the employee “suffered very serious injuries.” He was airlifted to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City. Paulhus said he is not releasing the name of the employee or the company for which he worked. The accident occurred when the truck’s hydraulic mechanism used for picking up the debris accidentally touched a live wire. The accident is also being investigated by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Calls to the Ship Bottom Police Department for information were referred to the prosecutor’s office. —E.E.

The SandPaper/Wednesday, December 5, 2012


LBT Mayor Sets Deadline for Debris Removal Completion Expected By Year’s End


Helping To Build A Monument, North End Way Fundraising Party at Kubel’s FOR JIMMY AND OTHERS: The Fishermen’s Story Memorial statue fund is now closer to its $80,000 goal thanks to the patrons of the fundraising party Saturday night at Kubel’s in Barnegat Light. The event raised $6,000, bringing the grand total of the project funds raised at $67,837, so far. When finished, the educational monument at the inlet in Barnegat Light will commemorate the life of Capt. Jimmy Mears, lost at sea on Jan. 11, 2012, as it will remember all other fishermen from the community who lost their lives pursuing their profession. Hanlon Sculpture Studios is building the bronze statue. Entertainment Saturday night included, as the photos show, goodtime music for dancing by Face Down (John Plumley of the band is on the guitar in the center photo.) With Peter McClellan and Danny Schofield in photo above is one of Mears’ brothers, Danny, at right. Friends, family and the community enjoyed each other’s company while supporting the cause. Photographs by Jack Reynolds

ong Beach Township is expected to complete Hurricane Sandy debris removal by year’s end, according to a Dec. 4 press release from Long Beach Township Mayor Joseph Mancini. Mancini warns homeowners they must have all debris placed curbside by Dec. 21 for removal by the township. No debris should be left in the street, and homeowners should attempt to organize the debris if possible to aid in its removal. After Dec. 21, LBT homeowners will become responsible to properly dispose of debris, and all building permit applications must include trashbin receipts. The press release goes on to say that Long Beach Township is not responsible for the fi nal cleaning of property or damage to curbs, sidewalks or landscaping. In addition to announcing the deadline for debris removal, Mancini stressed the importance of deed of easement signage by those oceanfront homeowners who have yet to do so, saying those homeowners are “encouraged to do so as soon as possible that we may avoid future destruction and devastation.” The easements are required by the Army Corps of Engineers for future beachfill projects in those locations. “We are working toward a sensational Memorial Day 2013 to kick off a beautiful summer season for all,” said Mancini. Anyone witnessing improprieties or with questions should call the township at 609-361-1000. Beginning this week, the township-contracted Pinto Bros. will resume its regular pickup schedule for perishable trash and recycling. The responsibility for debris removal in Long Beach Township rests not on Pinto Bros. however, but on the nation’s largest disaster management company, AshBritt, which was contracted by the state following Superstorm Sandy. According to its website, the Florida-based company has managed and executed nearly 100 disaster response and recovery projects as well as completed multiple special environmental projects since its inception in 1992, including cleaning up the entire state of Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina. New Jersey residents comprise 75 to 80 percent of the workforce the company employs for the project. Large mechanical claws extend off the back of AshBritt trucks to dig into curbside piles. The collected debris is hauled to temporary debris management areas, such as the one at the Acme Market parking lot in Long Beach Township, before it is transported to landfill sites both in state and out-of-state. Final disposal has thus far been decided by guidelines set by the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection. AshBritt general counsel Jared Moskowitz agreed with the mayor’s expectation to have what the company calls its “right of way” cleanup completed by year’s end. “What happens is stuff will come Continued on Page 38


Thinking of you, “Our Community” In This Time of Need. We’ll Get Through This Together! Jack Reynolds

KNOCKOUT BLOW: A Veterans Day Wreath placed by Jim Yuhas adorns the ground where the Shack stood until Superstorm Sandy took it down despite an effort by Yuhas to reinforce it.

Effort to Save Shack Futile As Sandy Adds to Its Legacy By MICHAEL MOLINARO im Yuhas nailed the final boards into the Causeway Shack on the Sunday leading into Superstorm Sandy in a vain attempt to reinforce the local landmark that was for so long a welcoming symbol of arrival to Long Beach Island and a beloved inspiration for artists and photographers from near and far. Yuhas, of Barnegat, had made it back to the United States from a stay in Southeast Asia just days before Sandy would arrive and attempted a last-ditch effort to save the aging structure on Cedar Bonnet Island, as he had done several times before through the years. He and two friends worked at different times on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 27 and 28, to nail in support beams. It did little to withstand Sandy’s wrath on Oct. 29. “It’s appropriate it went down in the storm of the century,” said Yuhas, adding that the fact no one actually witnessed the Shack swept away adds to the structure’s historical mysticism. “It’s just sad, because one more piece of the fabric of the Island is gone: the Lucy Evelyn (an old schooner moored in Beach Haven as a museum and gift shop from 1948 until 1972, when destroyed by fire); the Barnegat Lighthouse, which you’d be hard-pressed to take down. But those were the big three. It went out in style.” Still, Yuhas, whose previous reinforcements may have been the reason the building stood as long as it did, was hopeful the Shack would hold up through the storm. “I don’t think anybody had a clue it (Sandy) was going to be as bad as it was. The guys I worked on (the Shack) with said, ‘This isn’t going anywhere.’”


Following the Shack’s destruction, Yuhas placed a banner with an eagle and American flag on it, in honor not only of Veterans Day, but of what has inspired decades of his obsession with the dilapidated edifice: the death of his Vietnam veteran brother Frank Yuhas, who passed away at the Shack’s location in 1987 under suspicious circumstances. Frank’s death remains a cold case, said Yuhas. “If it was your brother, you’d understand. The pain of losing a sibling isn’t as sharp, but the pain doesn’t go away. It’s something I have to deal with every day. “People don’t need to know about my brother. The Shack showed how this place got here – the clamming and hunting traditions; how this place was originally formed.” Chet Atkins spent more than two years and $15,000 to finally prove ownership of the Shack, which stood adjacent to a billboard owned by his company, Jersey Outdoor Media. Efforts had been in the works through Atkins’ company website and through savetheshack. com for more than a year to procure donations of money and materials needed to restore the Shack. Atkins placed Yuhas in charge of fundraising but was disappointed with the results. “I felt some loss,” said Atkins. “I felt like I wasted a lot of time and energy and money, but there are things in my life that are far more important. It’s not anything I’m going to kill myself over. It’s sad, but I had no control over it. I mean, there weren’t a lot of people stepping up to the plate. “I thought there was a lot more interest,” he continued. “There were dreamy people that Continued on Page 36

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Looking for a Home, Sweet Home

Evacuated Pets Get Ready To Leave Temporary Shelter I

mmediately preceding Superstorm Sandy, the Ocean County Health Department partnered with the Humane Society of the United States to set up a temporary emergency animal shelter, which closed on Friday, Nov. 30. During the course of the month, the former dog kennel located on Collinstown Road in Barnegat had housed more than 200 pets. Most of the animals were picked up from their devastated homes by HSUS via the New Jersey Hurricane Sandy Pet Rescue hotline, animal control or the SPCA. Others were dropped off by displaced county residents who had been staying at one of the area’s two designated pet-friendly shelters and were later transferred to places where animals were not accepted. “These are not stray animals that were just kind of roaming the streets after the storm. Most of these animals actually had owners,” said Brian Lippai, manager of the Northern and Southern Ocean County Animal Facilities. “Most of these folks either lost their home, or a portion of their home, but their home is uninhabitable. So they have to make other arrangements. “It’s difficult because if they do

find housing, a lot of these folks can’t take their pets for one reason or another; somebody’s allergic, or their friend can’t take another dog or another cat because they’re not compatible. You name it, there’s a reason why somebody can’t take their pet,” he explained. Exotic pets, including rabbits, fish, hamsters and even a few hermit crabs, as well as a plethora of cats and dogs, stayed at the shelter. Each animal was fed, groomed and medically treated on a daily basis by HSUS staff and volunteers. Many of the animals’ owners regularly came in to snuggle and interact with them. “We really want to provide (the animals with) what they would be getting in their own homes, even though they’re in a temporary situation,” said Michelle Lago, a consultant with the HSUS animal rescue team. “It’s a disaster out there, but it’s not a disaster in here. We try to make it like home for them. “The last thing we want to place on an owner who’s lost everything is that their pet needs vet care. We have it; we’ve got it under control. We can take care of it, and we can send them home with a healthy pet or a pet with medication. We really provide the owner with everything that we

possibly can. So it’s one less thing on their mind,” she emphasized. Although most of the animals’ owners have been contacted and their pets have been retrieved or surrendered to the county, there were still about 40 of them still at the shelter this past weekend. Two dogs and a number of cats still remained on Saturday, Dec. 1. Though obviously distraught, it was easy to see they were receiving plenty of attention from the staff and volunteers who were caring for them. “The animals are well taken care of, but they wish they could be home with their owners, sitting on the couch, chewing on a bone or chasing a ball. I can’t blame them,” said Lippai, petting a gray and white poodle that had greeted him with a loud bark. Seaside Heights resident Mary O’Connor had a bright smile spread across her face as she picked up her cat Spooky Boo from the temporary shelter that day. But she wasn’t taking her feline friend home. Spooky Boo was headed for Maplewood, where resident Becky Sierp would be fostering her for a few weeks until her owner, whose beachfront home was destroyed during the storm, could find a place to rent.

Photographs by Ryan Morrill

HELP IS HERE: (Top left) Humane Society US volunteer Melissa Evans helps soothe the shelter’s remaining two dogs, while (above) HSUS personnel Pam Dickens and Lori Piper continue providing the medical care needed by many of the temporary shelter’s cats and kittens. The two women, who had never met until that day, got in contact via, an online social network that is connecting displaced families who need help caring for their pets with potential foster caregivers. The network is a collaboration among St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center, HSUS and the Animal Welfare Federation of New Jersey. So far, more than 600 community members have signed up as fosters. “It’s not really feasible for me to travel to the shore and help with cleanup since I live so far away, but I can help this way,” said Sierp, while loading Spooky Boo and her provided supplies into the back of her car. Sierp said she would keep in contact with O’Connor via phone and e-mail and would be sending weekly updated pictures. “The community support has

been amazing,” said Lago. “Even though they’ve been the ones going through these horrible circumstances, people have been coming in and bringing donations, supplies, treats, food, cat litter and toys, which we’ve been able to pass on to owners or fosters. We’ve been able to provide everything they need because of these donations, so we’re very thankful for that.” The rest of the animals still waiting at the shelter will be transferred to one of the county’s two animal facilities until their owners or temporary caregivers can retrieve them. Pets relinquished to the county will be put up for adoption through state and out-of-state animal facilities. “We’re not going to euthanize any of these pets; we’re going to find them homes,” said Lippai. “We’re not going to say, ‘Beat it’ and let the cats out the back door, Continued on Page 38

Displaced NJ Workers May Apply for Disaster Unemployment Aid


ov. Chris Christie and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that New Jersey residents in all 21 counties have until Feb. 4, 2013, to apply for coverage under the federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance program as a result of damages sustained because of Superstorm Sandy. Eligible persons include those who lost their job or self-employment, or are no longer working as a consequence of the storm and who may not be covered by the state’s unemployment insurance. “It is a rare and limited program,” said Brian Murray, director of com-

munications and marketing with the N.J.Department of Labor and Workforce Development. “This is an unemployment compensation program, and while it is limited in its scope, it is an assistance program. No unemployment compensation program, either federally or state operated, involves a loan,” he added. Most storm-impacted workers may already be eligible for customary unemployment insurance benefits, Murray stated. Anyone who plans to file a DUA claim should fi rst file for unemployment insurance with LWD. Claims related to the storm must be fi led by Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. Any claims filed after the dead-

line may not qualify for payment. According to the LWD website, filing an unemployment claim is fastest online at www.njuifi Individuals are encouraged to fi le via the Internet between 6 p.m. and 8 a.m. When asked about the reason for separation from an employer, select “Other.” Then type “Hurricane Sandy” into the comment box. Those who cannot apply online may call 856-507-2340 to file over the phone. Anyone who is not eligible for regular or extended benefits may then apply for DUA by calling a Reemployment Call Center. TTY users may file an unemployment claim, or reopen an existing claim, by calling

New Jersey Relay 711. Individuals receiving DUA must search for work, unless otherwise noted. Work searches may be excused if there is extensive damage to the businesses in the disaster region, if the individual has a return-to-work date within 12 weeks, or if the individual is self-employed and working to reopen his or her business. Temporary and seasonal workers will receive DUA benefits only for the weeks they would have been employed if the disaster had not occurred. DUA benefits are available only during the Disaster Unemployment Assistance Period. The date of each DUA claim will be backdated to the

Sunday of the week the individual became unemployed because of the storm, on or after Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. Benefits will expire on Saturday, May 4, 2013. DUA benefits are not the same as FEMA assistance, which provides funds for lost property or general relief, not lost wages. Assistance from FEMA must be applied for separately. For more information about FEMA, visit For more information regarding Unemployment Insurance, visit ui_index.html. — Kelley Anne Essinger

By RICK MELLERUP ife goes on, even after a disaster such as Superstorm Sandy. Yes, Virginia, there will be a Christmas in 2012 – unless, of course, the Mayans knew something we don’t. I’ll guarantee you the stores on the mainland will be packed this Friday; kids will soon be dreaming of a visit from Santa Claus and stockings stuffed with – its being 2012 – smart phones and video games. Yes indeed, even Sandy can’t get in the way of the holiday season, a point that was driven home to me when my girlfriend and I visited New York City on Monday. The Times Square area was packed with tourists, so much so that walking was difficult, even though it was the traditional day off for actors so most theaters were dark. If there was such a joyous throng at the beginning of the work week, one couldn’t help but wonder what the scene would be like this upcoming weekend! The Big Apple is the poster child of resiliency. Sandy was catastrophic, no doubt about it. Still, I propose that the events of Sept. 11, 2001, were much worse. If New York could bounce back from that fateful day, then Long Beach Island and the Southern Ocean County mainland can come back from a post-tropical cyclone. Life goes on, and not just with step-by-step, one-day-at-a-time drudgery (although it may seem like that for many in our area right now), but with joy and fun as well. I well remember New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s advice just a few weeks after terrorists took down both towers of the World Trade Center. Come to New York, he told Americans, take in a Broadway show and enjoy a nice dinner. He was thinking, of course, of the economy of his stricken city. But he also reminded the people from the rest of the nation, who were damaged psychologically if not physically by the events of 9/11, that life resumes after a disaster and can even go on, as the Bible says, “more abundantly.” So I am going to repeat Giuliani’s advice now, urging people from Southern Ocean County to, if possible, take a day off during the coming holiday season and visit New York. There still is joy in this world. The occasion for my visit to the city I lived in throughout the 1980s was LBI-related. Roy Miller and Tim Laczynski, respectively the former artistic director and executive producer at Beach Haven’s Surflight Theatre, are producers of Broadway’s newest show, a musical adaptation of the 1983 movie “A Christmas Story.” So it was off to New York for my first Broadway opening. I have seen plenty of Broadway shows, gone backstage (a former girlfriend had been Chita Rivera’s ex-sister-in-law, so getting introductions was no problem) several times, and, eventually, worked with many actors with Broadway credits at Surflight. But I had never been to a Broadway opening – the closest I had ever gotten was the second night of “Cats,” in a private box over the


REPORTER’S NOTEBOOK stage 2 feet from where a perched Betty Buckley sang “Memories.” So I was plenty excited. There were, however, some questions of etiquette. How early should we get there to avoid a crush? Should I hang out in front of the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre with a camera, looking for stars? And, most of all, what the hell should I wear? Even in the 1980s, the standards for Broadway dress were slipping. Jeans had started making an appearance, although at that time T-shirts were a rare sight. But in those days tuxedoes and gowns still ruled on opening nights. (I hadn’t been to an opening but knew plenty of people who had.) I figured that had changed, that some combo of basic Manhattanite black would work, and it did. The fact is that Meredith and I were, if

Yes, Virginia, there will be a Christmas in 2012 – unless, of course, the Mayans knew something we don’t. I must say so myself, better dressed than more than a handful of the other theatergoers. I saw maybe three tuxes and gowns in the crowd but, alas, some blue jeans and sneakers. Oh well, if Broadway has lost some of its class, it certainly hasn’t lost any of its excitement. At the first notes from the orchestra pit, you could feel the electricity in the air. After all, it’s great to be one of 1,500 people in a world with, what, five billion, to be at a Broadway premiere. But if the show is a flop, well, that certainly will take some of the edge off your “I was there when Such and Such opened” talk in years to come. And if you are a friend of somebody involved with the show (and how do you think many people get tickets to an opening night anyway?), you want them to have success in the face of the dreaded critics. The Kids Are All Right A couple of weeks ago I had read Ben Brantley’s review of the “Annie” revival in The New York Times: “’Awww,’” he wrote. “That’s the sound that emerges from the throats of hundreds when an actress named Sunny first walks across the stage of the Palace Theatre. Broadway has long been familiar with the phenomenon of entrance applause, but the entrance ‘awww’ is rare.” Sunny is the dog playing “Sandy” in “Annie.” That review flashed in my mind when Dan Lauria of “The Wonder Years” fame took the stage to kick off “A Christmas Story: The Musical” and earned a round of clapping, and even more so when not one but two dogs ran across the stage in an early scene and earned

an “awww.” The creative strategy behind the show became obvious in about 10 minutes – follow the script of the popular movie carefully, even borrowing many lines from it. Include all of the popular scenes – Schwartz (J.D. Rodriguez) triple-dog-daring Flick (Jeremy Shinder) into sticking his tongue to a frozen flagpole, Ralphie (Johnny Rabe) freezing in front of Santa Claus and agreeing to a football for Christmas instead of the Red Ryder BB gun he desperately desires, Ralphie’s little brother, Randy (Zac Ballard), being unable to lower his arms after being stuffed into a snow suit by his mother (Erin Dilly), his father (John Bolton) thrilled to be the mail-contest winner of a human leg lamp, etc. And most importantly, pack the show with kids, an entire chorus of them as well as the familiar characters – kids, kids and more kids. I was surprised they stopped at only two dogs! Let’s face it, most people love kids and dogs, especially if they are even moderately talented. One can see “A Christmas Story: The Musical” having a long shelf-life. It isn’t a technically challenging show (even the Broadway creative team resisted attempting a special effects blowout). It isn’t a musically challenging show, with the music by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul being within the range of most performers (with the notable exception of “You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out,” sung by Ralphie’s teacher, which requires a belter singer, such as this production’s Caroline O’Connor). In other words, it should become a holiday staple of regional and especially community theaters across the land. A show that appeals to kids as well as adults is always a good bet, especially for community theaters, which can be assured of audiences filled with the parents and relatives of the children starring in the show. Besides, the world of live theater needs a new holiday treat – how many times can you see “White Christmas” or endless variations of “A Christmas Carol”? Just as “A Christmas Story” the movie added some variety to the TV showings of “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “Miracle on 34th Street,” this musical will give theaters a welcome option. Is It Good Enough For Broadway? But, about half way into Act I I started thinking, “It is a fun show, sure to be produced far into the future, but is it a good Broadway show?” A familiar storyline, kids and dogs can only go so far, especially with rather pedestrian songs. Choreographer Warren Carlyle helped save the day. I didn’t think so at first. In a dance scene set about the bully Scut Farkus (Jack Mastriannni), Carlyle missed a great opportunity. Some of the young girls in the cast brought out jump ropes, and I immediately thought of the possibility of a production number based on rope jumping, jacks and hopscotch. But the ropes were soon put away and we were left instead with some basic side-by-side movement. “Hmm,” I thought, “the kids must not be Continued on Page 36

Ship Bottom Wawa Hopes to Reopen Early 2013 Lori Bruce, a Wawa corporate spokeswoman, said her company hopes to have store #700 in Ship Bottom reopened sometime in the middle of the first quarter of 2013 following damages from Superstorm Sandy. The walls within the Wawa on Central Avenue showed water markings reaching a height of 8 inches. The frame of its sign sits outside, battered and empty. Initial remediation and demolition work have been completed, however, and Bruce said work continues diligently toward the store’s recovery effort. Additional reviews will take place during the course of the next week, and then efforts will move on to construction. “Our hearts go out to all who have been affected by this storm, and our thoughts remain with them during this difficult time,” added Bruce. She explained that Wawa is committed to providing assistance to the local region including through store teams that provide direct assistance to the emergency responders, as well as through donations to the American Red Cross and the Ocean/Monmouth County Food Bank. —M.M.

Home Instead of Barnegat Gift Drive Under Way Volunteer and staff of Home Instead Senior Care in Barnegat Township are holding a “Be a Santa to a Senior” gift drive to help the needy elderly in the Southern Ocean County area, many of whom have been displaced by Superstorm Sandy. The Barnegat franchise has partnered with area nonprofit community organizations to identify these individuals and has set up collection boxes at various area locations. To help facilitate the purchase of gifts, Home Instead has set up a donation Christmas tree at its 575 North Main St. (Route 9) location. Other trees have been set up at the Big Lots store at 580 North Main St. (Route 9) in Barnegat and Emeritus at Stafford Assisted Living, 1275 Route 72 East in Manahawkin. The trees have gift tags listing specific items and a posted donation list with suggestions for simple, much-needed items such as fleece tops and pants, blankets, slippers, hats and gloves as well as gift cards. Gifts will be accepted through Friday, Dec. 14. Distribution begins on Monday, Dec. 17. Tara Bonelli, community relations director, said while the Barnegat office participated in the gift drive last year, this season takes on a whole new meaning due to Sandy. “We knew we had to expand this year in light of the many who have lost their homes,” she said. For more information, call Home Instead at 609-607-1900. —E.E.

Kindergarteners Helping Kindergarteners Kindergarten students from Stafford Township’s Primary Learning Center received special gifts from kindergarteners in Mendham, Morris County through New Jersey Strong’s “Operation Shoebox.” The Mendham students decorated and filled the shoeboxes with items such as jacks, Uno cards and stuffed animals. Each box also included a gift card to a local chain store, along with a note from the child who made the box. Marie McMenamy, a local parent who has been assisting NJ Strong, delivered the boxes to the school on Monday morning, Nov. 26 and explained to the pupils where they came from. “Kids, just like you, put these boxes together, especially for you, because they wanted to help after the big storm,” she said. Lindsay Donald, president and CEO of NJ Strong, was unable to attend in person, but she did participate via speakerphone. “These kids live all the way at the top of New Jersey. They were really sad about what happened, and they wanted to do something to make you feel better.” As the PLC students tore open the boxes, they were thrilled to find the treasures inside, and they all began reading the notes from the Morris County children. “This is a wonderful example of how schools across the state are helping one another,” said Carl Krushinski, principal of the Stafford Primary Learning Center. “It’s amazing to see that even kids as young as 5 or 6 are supporting each other.” —V.L.

OCC’s Southern Education Center Collecting Students from course instructor Betsy Hyle’s Academic Success Classes at the Ocean County College’s Southern Education Center have set up donation bins to collect nonperishable foods and other supplies for the St. Francis Food Pantry, which has relocated to the Southern Ocean County Resource Center following Superstorm Sandy. New coats and other cold-weather gear collected through the drive will be donated to the Lighthouse Alliance Family and Youth Center in Tuckerton. All toys received will be given to the Toys 4 Tots campaign, which is offering donations to local shore towns. A bake sale will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 11 and 12, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. All funds received will be used to purchase local supermarket gift cards that will go to residents in need. Donations may be dropped off at the SEC’s student lounge, located at 195 Cedar Bridge Rd. in Manahawkin, between 8 a.m. and 8:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday; and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, call Vivian Lombardo at 609-978-2077, extension 678. —K.A.E.

Barnegat Chamber Sets Up Angel Tree Drive The Barnegat Chamber of Commerce will be helping some local children celebrate the holidays with “angel trees” set up at several area locations. Continued on Page 36

The SandPaper/Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Life Is Still Beautiful, Even After Sandy Wreaks Havoc


The SandPaper/Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Shooters Sporting

Continued from Page 30 superstorm that temporarily called away the site work contractor), the targeted goal is rapidly progressing. “Right now they’re doing all the concrete block,” Gormley said on Friday as Posch Concrete concluded its third day. “We finished up the foundation and they started Wednesday doing the block work, and they’re really kicking butt on the block. It’s exciting, but I think once we get the building itself up, it’ll be real exciting.” The 25,000-square-foot, 1½-story building will hold a 10,000-square-foot sportsmen’s retail center for hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, plus a climate-controlled shooting range. The enclosed facility will have space for a 15-lane firearms range and a 10-lane archery range. The upper level will house heating-ventilation-air conditioning systems and a high-quality HEPA air filtration system. The site will be covered by 50 security cameras. G.K. Construction, owned by Shooters partner George Kurtz, is the general contractor. Jim Meyers is the third partner. Bayonne Community Bank of Bayonne financed the project, among others with which discussions had been held. “They stepped up to the plate for us,” Gormley said. “They liked the numbers; they saw everything we put together and thought it was a very good project. And we have an SBA guarantee (Small Business Administration loan approval), so that helped them make a decision for us.” To see how a state-of-the-art shooting range ought to be built, the partners toured or researched 15 others. There isn’t another indoor range of this type within an hour’s drive. “Our range equipment is coming from North Las Vegas. It’s been ordered; it should be arriving sometime at the end of January, beginning of February,” Gormley said. “We’ll be ready for it to go right inside. “Once the structure gets up and the roof is on, then the HVAC guy can start and the electrical guy can start. Everybody’s ready to go. Site work will keep going as long as it doesn’t freeze, but they got a lot of stuff done. Mathis Construction, Chris Mathis, has been fantastic. He got pulled away for two weeks with his crews

After Sandy Continued from Page 35 talented enough to tackle more complicated choreography.“ Was I wrong! The best scene of the night, far and away, was “You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out,” which featured not only O’Connor’s strong voice, but some of the best dancing by children I have ever seen. One tyke in particular, 9-year-old Luke Spring, had the audience roaring. The show featured some fi ne adult performances by O’Connor, a rather quirky Bolton,

with the storm, but he jumped right back in there for us to get us this far so that the mason could get going.” The shooting range will be equipped with a bullet trap and a ventilation system that traps the gun smoke and filters it before releasing it into the air. “We actually overkilled the filtration, and the warmth and the air conditioning. We wanted to make sure that not only did we meet the requirements, we went above and beyond, because we really want it to be a first-class facility,” Gormley said. Gormley plans on moving all the sporting equipment that is now at Tip’s to the new store (called Tip’s Sporting Center), and the stock will be expanded, too. Tip’s Hardware on Route 9 in West Creek will be kept as a full-line hardware and marine store. Pre-construction membership rates for Shooters Sporting Center have been selling this year but ended Nov. 7. Annual memberships for the firearms range are $250 per family (or $150 for the archery range, or $360 for the combo), but nonmembers may use the facility at $20 per hour. There are various other membership options for five-year and 10-year lengths. Memberships include unlimited range time at one-hour intervals, and a discount on ammunition. All ammunition used on the range must be purchased at Shooters. “Everyone gets training in the proper handling of firearms and anyone under the age of 18 is supervised by an adult,” said Gormley. He said New Jersey has the toughest gun laws in the country. “We can’t sell out of state; we have to call the State Police (for background checks) when we sell a hand gun, and they have to have a pistol permit. We can’t sell ammo unless the person has a firearms ID card.” Police departments may be using the range – “There’s interest there,” Gormley said. “Everybody wants to see the building up. Once we get the building up, we’ll start talking to them, but there’s definitely interest. And if we’ve got to go in at 10 o’clock at night to get those guys qualified, or 1 o’clock in the morning for the night shift, we’ll work with them.” For more updates on progress, watch the Facebook page under Tip’s Hardware. For more details on the facility, see the website at Y and Lauria, who played Jean Shepherd, the author of the book upon which the movie was based, basically the grown-up Ralphie. He made the voiceovers of the movie come to life and was the glue that kept the show together. But it was the kids, each and every one of them, who added the spark that was necessary to make “A Christmas Story” work. It is not only worthy of Broadway, it is going to be a hit. (Most reviewers agree with me, by the way.) So, life is going to go on, ladies and gentlemen, life is going to go on. Because it is a world filled with talented kids, and nothing or nobody is going to take the spark out of the world – not Sandy, not the Mayan calendar, nothing. Y

Holiday Publication Schedule There will be no SandPaper issues for the weeks of December 26 and January 2. The first issue of 2013 will appear January 9. The SandPaper office will be closed for holiday vacation Thursday, December 20 through Friday, January 5. Messages may be left through the voice mail system, please call 609-494-5900.

St. Francis

The web site lists the following specific details. “Although the facility has heat, some problems have arisen as we assess different sections of the Center. The hot water heaters for the locker room showers are not working and the Dextron pool heater system is not operating. The swim teams will resume regular scheduled meets upon returning in January. The LBI/EJ School will also be able to continue their physical education swim classes. “Children’s Services, although out of recovery mode, is in restore mode. We are steam cleaning and replacing rugs. We are also cleaning furniture as well as checking all computer stations. The playground was completely washed away and unable to be opened at this time. We will have a new playground before spring. “The gymnasium roof is leaking. This is due to metal exhaust vents creating some holes as they skipped across the roof during the storm.” Becraft told The SandPaper on Tuesday that when programs are restored, those activities will do their part to help “normalize” life for the community. “We need to normalize a lot of things quickly and let people get back to doing what they were doing before. We need to look at people swimming again, the rec league for the gymnasium going on.” In the meantime, “neighbors are helping neighbors, and that’s how LBI and the community was built,” she said. That applies to people helping in the current housing shortage as well. “We’re finding a lot of neighbors are saying they have a house available. I know that Century 21 and Randy Sinor have been instrumental in matching people with properties. I know that the Van Dyk Group has been instrumental in assisting that way. A lot of Realtors and parishioners, and friends, basically, have been helping others establish housing.” St. Francis Community Center was founded in 1972. Its services and programs for families, seniors, youth and others are aimed at “meeting the needs of residents of Ocean County, regardless of age, race, gender, nationality, religious affiliation, handicapping condition or socioeconomic status,” the web site describes. — Maria Scandale


said simply, “Not from me.” Following the storm, Sean Gallagher, 26, of Yorktown Heights, N.Y., found the 10-minute documentary he had created and posted on the Internet earlier this year is getting a resurgence of interest online. It remains viewable at Gallagher talks with Atkins and Yuhas in the documentary that he created in honor of his grandfather, a newspaper artist who did watercolors on the side; his most well-known subject was the Shack. “Even people who have never been to Long Beach Island tend to be fascinated by it,” said Gallagher. “When I posted (the documentary) online in the summer, it kind of just sat there with no audience to see it … waiting there for someone to be curious about it. Kind of like the Shack!” The video had about 900 views before Hurricane Sandy hit. Afterward, it shot up to more than 10,000. “When I first saw the photo online of the Shack no longer standing, it was rather surreal. I can’t really put it into words, but it was definitely a feeling of sadness. Looking back a couple of weeks later, though, I’m really just appreciative that I had the opportunity to visually document the story of the Shack. The overall message in the film was that the Shack could always live on, even if it’s passed down through stories, archival articles, photographs or a painting on a living room wall. Just like my grandfather recorded the Shack through his artwork, I was fortunate enough to record it through my camera lens.” In the end there sits a man with no Shack – Yuhas, now 63 – and the death of a dream inspired by a death shrouded in mystery. “It would have made a good children’s book,” said Yuhas, “The Little Shack That Could, but it didn’t make it. Now it’d be more like Charlotte’s Web, where Charlotte dies in the end, teaching children about death.” In the final battle of the Shack versus Sandy, Sandy may have won, but the legend of the former clearly added to the legacy of the latter. Y

Continued from Page 30 and counseling. “I’m thinking about February and further into the spring, a time when people are going to actually realize what has happened to them,” Becraft noted. “Recovery from the storm is going to take a long period of time. This is traumatic for everyone and needs to be addressed. I think looking at long-term counseling is going to be key to recovering from their loss.” Neighbors are advised to keep an eye out for neighbors in need. “We just got some phone calls about some seniors who are aware that everything around them is gone, but they’re still in their home. People don’t want to come out or are afraid to come out and they think everything is OK, but it’s really not. And it doesn’t necessarily have to be seniors; it could be anyone in the community. So if people know of neighbors … we really need to check on them and make sure,” Becraft said. The St. Francis Center’s food pantry is open at the Southern Ocean Service Center, 179 South Main St., Manahawkin. “We’re doing counseling throughout Southern Ocean County,” said Becraft. “We have found our client list, and we have all of our records. “The community has been most gracious in offering us space at no cost at various locations … the Jewish Community Center has offered us space to use in any way. The library has offered us reading room space.” “Even though we are displaced, we are headquartered at St. Mary’s, thanks to Father Ken Tuzeneu,” said Kluge. Assessment of DamageStill Continuing The projected Jan. 2 re-opening date for the center in Brant Beach, which was announced this week on the web page, is “what I’m hoping for from all the information received so far,” Becraft said on Dec. 4. But she added that the closing for another month is a “minimal” time frame that might run longer. “As we’re going into the facility, you find different things – when you turn on a heater and you realize that it was underwater before,” she said. “Now we’ve got a grease trap issue in the plumbing in the kitchen, those types of things.”

Continued from Page 33 thought it would rebuild itself. You can’t do it with toothpicks and bubble gum.” Atkins and Yuhas also ran into roadblocks in dealing with wetlands construction laws and were awaiting approval from the Army Corps of Engineers and N.J. Department of Environmental Protection to begin restoration. When asked about a possible effort to create a new structure in honor of the Shack, whose pilings still remain in the swampy ground, Atkins

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Instead of ornaments, the trees are decorated with gift card requests for needy children, which could say, for instance, “girl, age 4” or “boy, age 6.” Participating businesses are Marchione’s Pizza and Pasta, Lefty’s Tavern, Sweet Jenny’s, Serpico’s Ristorante and the Van Dyk Group. Chamber President Ginny Melchiondo said gift requests come from families referred by the Barnegat Food Pantry. “In addition to the gift requests, there will also be cards requesting donations of ham and turkeys for the food pantry,” said Melchiondo. “This is a very busy time of year for the pantry, since they need help putting together food baskets for the holidays .” Gifts must be unwrapped and should be brought to the establishment where the gift request was selected. All gifts are handed over to the pantry for distribution. “Most of the people buy toys for the young children,” said Melchiondo. “For the older children, some people might find it easier to buy gift certificates. We go up to age 16. We need the gifts before Christmas Eve so they can be distributed on time.” For more information, call Melchiondo at 609698-1618 or the participating businesses. —E.E


n early December 1812, Capt. James Lawrence of Burlington, in command of the sloop of war Hornet, and Commodore William Bainbridge of Princeton, commanding the frigate Constitution, were sailing off the coast of Brazil in search of British ships. With England’s trade with the European continent cut off by Napoleon, the island nation was dependent on imports especially from the West Indies and South America, and it was this weakness the Americans planned to attack. Bainbridge and Lawrence had left Boston on Oct. 26 after Bainbridge had sent instructions to Capt. David Porter, commander of the frigate Essex, then refitting in the Delaware River, to join them on their cruise. Bainbridge biographer Thomas Harris explains how messages were left for Porter. “While the Constitution and Hornet were off Fernando Noronha, a dependency of Portugal in the interest of the enemy, they wore the flag of Great Britain, and were reported to the governor as his Britannic Majesty’s ships Acasta, of fortyfour guns, and the Morgianna, of twenty guns. “The commodore, therefore, left the island, first placing in the hands of the governor a letter for Captain Porter, addressed to Sir James Yeo. This plan of communicating with each other had been arranged previously to sailing.” The letter read “My Dear Mediterranean Friend, Probably you may stop here, but do not attempt to water, as it is attended with too much difficulty. I learned before I left England, that you intended to apply for a station on the Brazil coast, and that you would probably cruise from St. Salvador to Rio de Janeiro. I should be happy to meet and converse on old affairs of captivity. Recollect our secret of former times. “Your friend of his Majesty’s ship Acasta, ‘Kerr.’” “To Sir James Yeo, H.B.M. ship Southampton” Harris continued, “To this was subjoined the following remarks, written with sympathetic ink. ‘I am bound off St. Salvador, thence off Cape Trio, where I intend to cruise until the first of


January. Go off Cape Trio, to the northward of Rio de Janeiro, and keep a look out for me. “Your Friend.” Porter and the Essex would never link up with the Hornet and Constitution, however. On Dec. 13, 1812, the two ships arrived off of St. Salvador, an island off the coast of Brazil. Naval historian Willis Abott wrote that there was a change of plan. “Here Bainbridge lay-to outside the harbor and sent in Captain Lawrence with the ‘Hornet’ to communicate with the American consul. Lawrence returned greatly excited. In the harbor he had found the British sloop-of-war ‘Bonne Citoyenne,’ of twenty guns, which was on the point of sailing for England. A more evenly matched adversary for the ‘Hornet’ could not be found, and the Yankee sailors longed for an engagement. A formal challenge was sent, through the American consul, to the captain of the British ship.” Lawrence had promised a fair fight and that the Hornet would act alone, saying he would “pledge my honour, that neither the Constitution, nor any other American vessel shall interfere.” Bainbridge added, “If Captain Green wishes to try equal force, I pledge my honour to give him an opportunity by being out of the way, or not interfering.” To their surprise, British Capt. Pitt Greene replied, “I hasten to acknowledge the favor of your communication, made to me this morning from Mr. Hill, Consul to the United States of America, on the subject of a challenge stated to have been offered through Mr. Hill, by Captain Lawrence of the United States sloop-of-war, ‘Hornet,’ to myself as commander of His Britannic Majesty’s Ship, the ‘Bonne Citoyenne,’ anchored in this port; pledging his honor as well as that of Commodore Bainbridge, that no advantage shall be taken by the ‘Constitution’ or any other American vessel whatever on the occasion.” Greene next attacked the pledge made by Bainbridge. “I am convinced, Sir, if such encounter were to take place, the result could not long be dubi-

ous, and would terminate favorably to the ship which I have the honor to command; but that I am equally convinced that Commodore Bainbridge could not swerve so much from the paramount duty he owes to his country as to become an inactive spectator, and see a ship belonging to the very squadron under his orders fall into the hands of an enemy; this reason operates powerfully on my mind for not exposing the ‘Bonne Citoyenne’ to a risk, upon terms so manifestly disadvantageous as those proposed by Commodore Bainbridge; indeed, nothing could give me greater satisfaction than complying with the wishes of Captain Lawrence; and I earnestly hope that chance will afford him an opportunity of meeting the ‘Bonne Citoyenne’ under different circumstances, to enable him to distinguish himself in the manner he is now so desirous of doing. “I further assure you that my ship will at all times be prepared wherever she may be to repel any attacks made against her, and I shall also act offensively whenever I judge it proper to do so.” Bainbridge’s frustration can be seen as he later reported to the secretary of the Navy “a challenge offered by Captain Lawrence, commander of the United States ship, ‘Hornet,’ and refused by Captain Greene, commander of His B.M. ship, ‘Bonne Citoyenne,’ a vessel in size and force greater than the ‘Hornet,’ “Captain Greene’s excuse, I have no doubt will be viewed by those who see it in its proper light. He certainly was not warranted in questioning the sacred pledge I made to him. “The confidence I had in the gallant commander, the brave officers and the crew of the ‘Hornet’ (all of whom exhibited the most ardent desire for the contest) induced me to take the responsibility of the pledge, from which I certainly should never have swerved.” Bainbridge even tried to taunt Greene from the neutral port. “I went into the harbour of St. Salvador and lay three days, where he could have detained me twenty-four hours on application to the Governor; these three days the ‘Hornet’ remained off the harbour, and the ‘Bonne Citoyenne’ contin-

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want to rebuild, you will be required to raise it to the BFE. It’s nothing new; we've been doing that all along with new construction, using the same criteria from FEMA, the same thresholds.” Reed suggested all homeowners making substantial repairs might want to consult a licensed land surveyor or engineer to find out what their current elevation is in relation to the FEMA map. Each home’s elevation depends on where it is located in the flood plain. “You might want to elevate your home for your flood insurance premiums. There’s a big difference money-wise if you are four feet noncompliant as opposed to one foot noncompliant. And if you are compliant, that’s the best rate of all.” For those homeowners who are not sure if they have sustained 50 percent or more damage in the storm, Reed suggested they get a professional property appraisal done – and if the home has been refinanced recently, that appraisal could suffice. They should adjust the value to the town’s ratio of real estate market value to appraised value (in Tuckerton’s case the ratio for 2013 is 95.8 percent), then halve that figure to find the 50 percent determination. If the cost of rehabilitating or rebuilding the building is higher than that figure, it will have to be raised. Reed said the amount of money a homeowner receives from insurance companies will not determine whether the house has been substantially damaged. Tuckerton officials determine the damage from inspection and the types of permits that are taken out on the house. “It doesn't matter if a contractor is doing the work or the homeowner, we determine the value from a book, the Means Construction Value. Everyone works from the same book, FEMA and the insurance companies,” he said. If a home or business has been designated substantially damaged by the municipality, the

owner can apply for Increased Cost of Compliance money from flood insurance. First an owner should check to see that he or she has been paying ICC premiums on flood insurance – it should be itemized on the declarations page. The coverage available for “mitigation” or raising the building to base flood elevation tops out at $30,000. Property owners have four years from the date of the flood event to apply for ICC insurance funds. Those who decide to elevate their homes themselves out of prudence or fear that it might happen again – but do not have the town’s determination of substantially damaged – will bear the cost themselves. An exception would be if a community has a repetitive loss provision in its floodplain management ordinance and a home or business has been damaged by flood waters twice in the past 10 years and the cost to repair the damage was 25 percent or more of the buiding’s market value for each event. The owner would have had to make claims for each of the flood losses. Those who find they have substantial damages and qualify for ICC funds should contact the insurance company or agent who wrote the policy. The insurer should assign a claims representative to help the owner prepare an ICC claim. Those who had no flood insurance should contact FEMA agents to see if there is anything they can do in the way of a Small Business Administration loan to repair and recover from this devastating life event. Low-interest loans are available for some who cannot get credit from other financial institutions. FEMA disaster recovery centers are located at the Bible Conference Center in Harvey Cedars on Long Beach Island, on East Bay Avenue in Stafford Township and in the Senior Center on Radio Road in Little Egg Harbor Township. ❖

Continued from Page 28 depending on location.” Since the maps are not yet finalized, he could not give local figures but directed those interested to stay tuned to http:// Tuckerton Councilman John Schwartz said he believes the current BFE in the Tuckerton flood plain is seven feet but will be 10 on the new map. “Plus we have introduced an ordinance to add three feet of freeboard to the BFE to protect against wave action.” Long Beach Township, including the heavily damaged area of Holgate, has advised its residents that they must apply for all construction permits to repair their homes and at that time they must have the following information with them: how high the water level was in the home, a written estimate from a licensed contractor of the cost to return the home to its pre-damaged condition and a copy of the insurance adjuster’s report. This is required “in order for the building department to make a determination of whether the home has been substantially damaged.” The township website states, “In an effort to give us some guidance in determining ‘substantial damage’ the NJDEP has written the following ... ‘If a structure has been moved off its foundation, it is nearly certain to have been substantially damaged. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has established substantially damaged thresholds are approached with about three feet of water over the lowest floor.’” On the mainland, Tuckerton’s building code official, Phil Reed, said his office will be taking a common-sense approach to the elevation requirements. “If your home has been totally destroyed or has been knocked off its foundation and you

ued safely at anchor.” When that hadn’t drawn Greene to agree, Bainbridge tried “leaving the ‘Hornet’ four days together off the harbour in which the ‘Bonne Citoyenne’ lay, and from which she could discover that the ‘Constitution’ was not within forty miles of it’ therefore, at any period Captain Green could have been certain of contending with her alone.” Bainbridge had only one card left to play. “On leaving the coast of Brazil, I left Captain Lawrence to watch her, and have no doubt should he fall in with her, that the result will be honour to his country and self.” But he wanted the world to know “I consider the refusal of Captain Greene to meet the ‘Hornet’ as a victory gained by the latter vessel. Our enemy, (who are brave) in the victories we have gained over them, have attributed them to our superior force when in fact the difference of force has not been comparable with the superiority of effect done by us, but in the present instance they have not the least shade of such colouring, for the ‘Bonne Citoyenne’ is a larger vessel and of greater force in guns and men than the ‘Hornet’ but the high state of discipline and excellent order which the ‘Hornet’ is in, makes me feel confident of a favorable result in the issue of an action between them.” On Dec. 26, the Constitution set off alone. Bainbridge’s last order to Lawrence was “I shall keep off the land to the northward of lat. 12 degrees, until Thursday next, when you will meet me there, except you have great reason to believe the Bonne Citoyenne is coming out, in that case, watch close, and join me on Saturday next.” It would be Bainbridge, not Lawrence, who would end the year 1812 fighting the British. “I have the honour to inform you, that on the 29th of December, at two o’clock, P.M., in south latitude 13 degrees 6 minutes, west longitude 38 degrees, and about ten leagues distant from the coast of Brazil, I fell in with, his Britannic Majesty’s frigate Java, of forty-nine guns.” Y Next Week: A fair fight.

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38 Continued from Page 6 ing an engineered dune system through the process of granting easements itself. Perhaps it’s easier on their conscience to hide amidst a self-produced smokescreen than it is to confront their civic responsibility. In any event, three basic arguments have been circulated on the Island for several years in opposition to “the wording of the easements.” Each of these arguments lacks substance and would not pass muster even with a first-year law student. They are, in fact, red herrings that have no place in a serious discussion about protecting our Island. Here’s why and how Island residents can let their irresponsible neighbors know that they are aware the holdouts are completely on the wrong side of this issue: Boardwalks and Bathrooms: Perhaps the most specious of all of the arguments advanced in opposition to the wording of the beach easements is that the easements do not adequately list the kinds of things that owners want to prevent the government from doing on the portion of their dune subject to the easement. People point to the fact that the easements do not, for instance, specifically prohibit the government from building boardwalks and bathrooms on the dunes – activities that have nothing to do with the purpose of the easements. This, I suppose, may sound like a reasonable argument to some people who have never drafted a legal document. It is not. To anyone who has ever had to draft an easement, this argument is pure and utter nonsense. This is not how a proper easement is drafted! A basic rule of legal drafting addresses this argument directly: That which is not included is excluded. Now, while this may sound like complicated legal jargon, it is actually a very simple and obvious proposition. The beach easements specifically state what the government is permitted to do on a property owner’s dune. In short, they are permitted to take what action is necessary to build and maintain the physical integrity of an engineered dune system. That is all they are permitted to do because that is all that is given to them in the easements! Anything not listed cannot be done. The easements set forth those things that can be done, not those things that cannot be done. This is exactly how the easements should and must read. You simply cannot draft the easements in the negative. Try it, and you will soon see what I mean. After all, when you send someone to the grocery store, you give them a list of things to buy, not a list of things not to buy, don’t you? You simply cannot list all the things you do not want to

Debris Deadline Continued from Page 32 out every couple of days until we come around and we pick it up. It’s called a fi rst pass. Sometimes a second pass may be necessary. I believe the ‘right of way’ cleanup will be fi nished or 90 percent done by the end of the year.” That does not include demolition and reconstruction, however, warned Moskowitz, as the state waits for Federal Emergency Management Agency guidelines to be implemented for both. AshBritt will still be contracted with the state following that phase if additional debris removal is needed, he said . “There’s a sense of urgency to clean up the

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permit on your dune, and it would be foolish to attempt to do so, especially when you can simply memorialize an exclusive list of permitted activities, just as the easements do. For all of you amateur attorneys/beachfront owners who have pushed this argument, I have a few simple questions: Do you want your local government to build a homeless shelter on your dune? (Yes, I have actually heard that fear expressed by some!) I assume you do not. Well, I guess that means under your legal drafting philosophy a “no homeless shelter” provision needs to be written into the easement, along with “no boardwalk” and “no bathrooms” language, right? How about a parade of pink elephants on your dune every afternoon? No? Well, we had better add that language too, right? Wrong! None of these items – boardwalks, bathrooms, homeless shelters or pink elephants – has anything to do with building an engineered dune system. None of them are permissible under the easements, and anyone who tells you the easements need to specifically exclude these things either does not know anything about

to have another entity (e.g., a neighboring municipality or a private service provider) perform the work contemplated by the easements? Again, without an assignment clause, your town may have to go out and collect a whole new set of easements. None of this additional expense or turmoil is necessary and can be simply avoided by permitting an assignment of the government’s rights and duties under the easement. I suspect that beachfront owners who truly believe assignability is an issue they need to be concerned with are laboring under the false assumption that an assignee (i.e., the person/ entity who receives the assignment) may be able to somehow expand on what is permitted under the easements. Again, this is pure nonsense. What people need to know is this basic legal principle: When one “assigns” contractual rights and duties, one can only assign those rights and duties they actually have under the original contract. In other words, no matter who is “assigned” the easements (if anyone), they cannot do anything on your dune that the original grantee (your local government) is not

Each of these arguments lacks substance and would not pass muster even with a first-year law student. legal drafting or is attempting to put his hand in your pocket! It is impossible to list everything you properly want to exclude the government from doing on your dune, and no skilled attorney would ever attempt such a ridiculous task. Instead, a skilled attorney would clearly memorialize what the government is permitted to do and leave it at that, knowing that all other activity on your dune is not permitted by the easements. Best of all, now you know it, too. Assignability: On several occasions I have heard people complain about the “assignability” of the easements, yet I have never heard one of them actually articulate what exactly is unacceptable about this feature. They simply repeat like a mantra, “Assignability is a problem,” but say no more. The reason for this is, of course, that there is absolutely nothing wrong or unusual about including an assignment provision in the easements. Indeed, it is absolutely necessary that the easements be assignable. What if your municipality decides to merge with other municipalities in the future to form a new municipality? In this case, the easement you signed would be rendered unenforceable and useless without an assignment clause. The new municipality would have to go through the process of acquiring new easements. Likewise, what if your municipality decided that it made sense state as soon as possible so residents can return to a sense of normalcy,” Moskowitz said. “As you know, the barrier islands have the summer approaching. So we are working at a pace as fast as possible to allow the towns to begin the reconstruction. If you look at this cleanup compared to other cleanups, we are cleaning up at a very brisk pace.” Angela Andersen, the recycling coordinator for the township, added it’s also important to remove debris as soon as possible for the psychological and emotional impact it may have on residents. “Some of these piles are the entire contents of a home,” she said. “The whole thing’s hard. Quite frankly I could write a book on the hard time I’m having with the emotional aftermath of this. It’s very difficult for someone like me who’s grown up spending every summer of my life here, and dedicated the last 25 years of my life to building and developing and protecting and promoting my environment and my community. I was here for the storm and I watched it happen, and that’s really hard to process; like five hours literally erased 25 years of work. But I have faith in us and the ecosystem. We’re very resilient, both of us.” — Michael Molinaro

permitted to do under the easements. Put simply, if the local government is not permitted to parade pink elephants along your dune under the easements (and they are not), then anyone who is assigned the easement is likewise prohibited from parading pink elephants. “In Perpetuity”: The third “problem” some people are fond of throwing up against the wall is that they are being asked to grant the easements “in perpetuity” (i.e., forever). Again, any lawyer worth his/her salt would draft the easements precisely this way. No responsible government is going to put itself in the position of going through the ordeal of acquiring the necessary easements for a beach replenishment program and then expending the huge amount of time and money necessary to put the dune system in place, only to find out that some of the beachfront owners have decided to opt out of the program for extortionate or other reasons when the original easement expires. The experience LBI governments have had in attempting to acquire easements over the past several years only confirms that it would be insanity on their parts to insist on anything less than perpetual easements. In any event, it is actually the beachfront owners and all other LBI residents who should insist on the easements being perpetual. Hurricanes are going to be with us forever, and it is in all of our

Humane Society Continued from Page 34 either. But the shelters pretty much work at full capacity 90 percent of the time, so we’re hoping anyone who’s willing to foster one of these pets will do so.” Dorothy Reynolds, president of the Friends of the Southern Ocean County Animal Shelter, said she hopes many people will consider adopting a shelter pet at this time, especially during the holidays. She also urged people to remember that pets are not novelties, and that they need a “warm, loving, forever home.” If anyone is unable to care for his or her pet, Reynolds suggests stopping by a shelter to acquire pet supplies, or surrender them to an animal facility. “Many people think if they let their animals go as strays, someone will wind up taking care of them. But oftentimes that’s not the case,” she said. “It’s a frightening experience for a pet to be taken from their home, where they’ve had a caregiver, and to be dropped off in the woods,” she added, while also mentioning that many stray animals are more susceptible to contracting diseases or getting injured or abused.

interests to insist that our local government’s obligation to maintain a strong dune system last just as long. In truth, I suspect that many of the beachfront owners who have refused to sign on the basis of the “wording of the easements” and all of the attorneys who have advised this course of action know full well that their opposition to the text of the easements is completely without merit. So why on earth are so many obstructing this crucial process instead of doing the right thing? Why are they putting the Island at increased risk over non-issues? Why are they resisting a program that may one day save their very own houses from obliteration in the name of such obvious nonsense? For some, I suggest they have been misled and are sorely mistaken. The others who continue to parrot these specious arguments are anything but mistaken. They have thrown up this smokescreen quite deliberately in order to mask their true thoughts on the beach replenishment program. Some simply do not want to risk the possible sacrifice they may have to make in terms of compromised ocean views. While these concerns are no laughing matter, these people have made a selfish and shortsighted choice that puts all of our homes – theirs included – at risk of total loss. As for the remainder, well, like in so many instances in this life, I suggest you will find their motivations buried in a pot of gold – the pot of gold these people imagine to be waiting for them at the end of a litigation rainbow. Shortsighted greed has blinded many to their duty to keep their own communities safe. The scent of money in their nostrils has made it impossible for them to smell the fears of an entire Island that is becoming increasingly aware that Sandy may be an indication of even more serious threats to the Island going forward. For all the reasons stated above, I suggest we all demand an explanation from our neighbors who have refused to sign an easement and that we press on with them until we’ve convinced the misinformed ones and identified the selfish and greedy ones who would see this Island wash away, leaving nothing of their dune, their house and their community, rather than do the right thing. Then, at least, we’ll know exactly who and what we’re dealing with in this shameful chapter in the Island’s history. Y Kevin M. Rooney of Ship Bottom spent 25 years as a litigation partner in Washington, D.C. law firms and was general counsel to a Fortune 500 multinational corporation. Commentary is a SandPaper guest column. It is open to any subject, and material may take any form. Readers are encouraged to submit pieces for consideration. Anyone looking for his or her pet should call the New Jersey Hurricane Sandy Pet Rescue hotline at 1-855-407-4787. The direct line is available 24 hours a day. For more information, visit — Kelley Anne Essinger

Flu Season Continued from Page 27 Its make-up clinic in Southern Ocean County is set for between 10 a.m. and noon on Friday, Dec. 14, at the Ocean County Health Department Southern Site located at 333 Haywood Rd. in Manahawkin. Meanwhile, to honor the spirit of National Influenza Vaccination Week, the Long Beach Island Health Department is offering flu shots from Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 5 through 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its temporary headquarters, on the second floor of the Long Beach Township Municipal Building, located at 6805 Long Beach Blvd. in Brant Beach. — Rick Mellerup

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ONEY WITHIN THE WARMING MADNESS: The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore continues to all but hand rally the ranks of Doomsday Preppers by hyping Super Sandy as a storm of things to come – a glum indicator of increasingly radical skies as global warming whips the planet’s atmosphere into a lather. We’ll overlook the fact that keeping such sky jitters alive and kicking spells job security for storm-chasing Jimbo. Seeing Jim in action, I realize there’s likely a mint to be made in the hot global warming market. I’ve therefore begun brainstorming among my various personalities. And I think I’ve got a planet-rescuing winner. You’ve seen all those fear-evoking photos of ancient icebergs collapsing into the sea, right? Well, I believe we’re more than ready for iceberg scaffolding. Roughly speaking, Jay Mann’s Hold-a-Berg: “Your ailing iceberg will stand up and salute my Hold-a-Berg’s system of pipes, struts, beams, buttresses and optional stained-glass windows.” Now all I need to do is learn a few words of whatever the hell they speak in Iceland. I can only carry a

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TOUR: SBA Deputy Administrator Marie Johns (in blue jacket) talks with Sandy Ciardelli about the restoration at Under the Mistletoe during a stop at the Sink’R Swim Shops Nov. 28. Missy Maschal

SBA Deputy Administrator Fudge Goes the Extra Mile(s) Country Kettle’s Rhode Island Shop Fills the Orders Visits Long Beach Island S mall Business Administration Deputy Administrator Marie Johns came from her Washington, D.C., office to Long Beach Island on Nov. 28, urging small businesses to take advantage of SBA loans because, she said, “you are the economic engine.” “We’re here because you’re a great business community and we want to see you back as soon as possible. That’s why we’re here, and that’s why we’re going to be here until the work is done,” said Johns, who, with a staff of five, held an 11:30 a.m. press conference during a tour that included the Sink ’R Swim Shops complex in Haven Beach. “I know that’s what you’re doing here. That’s why the economy is recovering, and that’s what the president knows. The economic recovery that we’re experiencing now, coming out of the recession, is because of what small businesses have done. You’re the job creators,” Johns said in answer to a SandPaper reporter’s question about the economic contribution of LBI.

The most pressing word that the SBA officials hoped to get out on Wednesday was the Dec. 31 deadline for filing applications for the low-interest business loans to compensate for physical damage. However, applications for working capital loans to recover from “economic injury” will be taken until July 31, 2013. “The big thing is to apply,” added Alfred J. Tittone, SBA district director from the Newark office. “Take the time to put in an application because one of the things that we often find out after these disasters is ‘I could have gotten reimbursed for this.’ Even if you didn’t have physical damage but did suffer economic damage, it’s very important to apply.” Applicants were also told that they do not have to wait for their insurance adjuster’s reply before applying for SBA assistance. Also, there is no obligation to take an SBA loan if it is approved, officials said. Full details of the loan program are too

SPECIAL ROAD TRIP: It wasn’t quite the North Pole, but a trip up to Newport is the answer for Country Kettle Fudge when holiday mail orders must be filled to satisfy fudge-lovers everywhere. The Beach Haven shop in Bay Village is still in the restoration stages after Superstorm Sandy gave the lower level a licking. So JB Maschal (above), Missy and crew piled into the van and headed for their Rhode Island store to make fudge there and bring it here.

lengthy to list here but can be found online at and from SBA staff at the rail car in Stafford Heritage Park at the junction of Route 72 and Route 9 in Manahawkin. Or contact the region’s SBA representative Sheryl Paynter, economic development specialist/lender relations specialist, at 973-645-3582 or sheryl. A call center phone number is 1-800-U ASK SBA. The loans are available to renters of businesses or of homes, as well as to owners. Credit requirements include “a credit history acceptable to the SBA, the ability to repay all loans, and collateral for physical loss loans over $14,000 and all Economic Injury Disaster Loans over $5,000,” SBA literature states. “SBA takes real estate as collateral when it is available. SBA

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n entry in the online memorial guestbook for Frank Vincent Panzone Jr. noted his “perpetual spirit” and his ability to “live life to the fullest, always forging ahead with that contagious smile.” That observance has been echoed for his spark to the local business community as well. Panzone, 55, passed away at his Beach Haven home on Monday, Nov. 26, after a heroic fight against esophageal cancer. The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce issued a press release in tribute to the former chamber president that stated, “Frank’s dedication, enthusiasm and leadership have helped shaped our organization and our community. In addition to running his restaurants and serving his loyal customers for 32 years, Frank made the time to volunteer as President, Board Member, Chowderfest Chairman and Surf Fishing Tournament Chair for decades. Our heartfelt sympathies to the Panzone Family, his wife Joyce and daughters Kristin and Jillian, as well as his entire network of friends and colleagues.” Panzone, owner of Panzone’s Pizza and Pasta in Beach Haven and Panzone’s Pizza Continued on Page 44

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will not decline a loan for lack of collateral, but requires you to pledge what is available.” Generally, interest rates for business loans are at 4 percent (set by Congress); 3 percent for nonprofit organizations; and 1.688 percent for home loans. Those quotes are for those who have “no credit available elsewhere,” SBA literature lists. If credit is available elsewhere, the rates are slightly higher. Repayment terms are up to 30 years. In answer to questions from Sink ’R Swim Shops owner John Coyle and others, the SBA representatives advised that if borrowers can get better rates elsewhere, they should do so. Before the press conference, another businessperson attending, Jerry Thompson, marketing director at The Van Dyk Group insurance and real estate agency, spoke about the importance to the community of rebuilding local businesses. “It’s important to get the restaurants open, get the stores open, because people like routine. And the more they see the business community pulling together and reopening, the better they feel, and they’re going to know ’I’ve got to get this done; I want to come back,’ and that positive feeling in the community will come back – because, let’s face it, it’s one of the most beautiful places in the country,” Thompson said. “Once the business community is able to rebuild quickly, it shows people we’re here, and they’re going to feel better and start coming back to LBI. And everyone is sayingwe’re still going to have a good tourism year,” he noted. Among others attending were Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce President Chris Schwab; 9th District Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove, whose Brant Beach home was damaged by flooding; and Long Beach Township Police Chief Michael Bradley, who advised the SBA to reach out to community groups to help get the word out about the availability of the loan and other programs. In general, the deputy administrator’s tour of the area was “to meet with state and local officials and view ongoing response and recovery efforts,” the press invitation said. Of the loan issuance, “We have surpassed $20 million in loans in New Jersey as of today, Continued on Page 44


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Continued from Page 42 of Surf City, “made a difference” in promoting the local economy in more ways than can be counted, chamber members said. The most visible result is the success of Chowderfest Weekend, which Panzone and others said has grown to add $3 million to the area economy each year. It also serves as the main fundraiser for the chamber to cover operational expenses and continued promotion of the region. Chowderfest started as a fledgling but festive first-time celebration in 1989. Panzone was credited as a spark under the kettle fire that kept it going and growing. Former Chamber Executive Director Rick Reynolds had outlined in a 2008 interview some of what went into Panzone’s commitment to Chowderfest. Everything from obtaining permits to enticing chefs to participate, to bringing in portable bathrooms and setting up tents, to marketing and a whole “war board” of other arrangements, “Frank had it in his head, and now it’s written into a sort of Chowderfest ‘bible,’” Reynolds said. He added, “Frank has been chairman of the Chowderfest Commitee since its inception, and he has always thought bigger. Because he has, and he’s always been willing to get everything pulled together, and now Chowderfest has become an award-winning event recognized by the Governor of New Jersey. There are an awful lot of people who work with an awful lot of effort, but they have always relied on Frank to lead them, and that has never changed.” The occasion of that interview was the July when businesspeople hopped on Harleys to accompany Panzone, who was riding his Road King Classic, to his cancer treatment at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. The escort of support was the first time a patient and a gang of friends had made such a 120-mile trip on motorcycles, they were told by Fox Chase staff. “If it didn’t take so darned long to get around up the Delaware and all, I’d go by boat, too,” Panzone said that day. G. Anderson Agency partner Andy Anderson’s quote at the time was a testimony to the friendship of those who loved him. “Frank thought this would be neat, he wanted to do it, and there’s no way in the world that I would have not done this run today with Frank. It could have rained or frozen; I would have done this run. And you know what? If Frank said, let’s walk it, I would have walked it.” At a memorial service held Dec. 3 at St. Mary of the Pines in Manahawkin, Anderson gave the eulogy. It included several humorous examples of Panzone heading “full throttle” through his endeavors. Anderson concluded, “Frank brought the same passion to all his undertakings, whether that was work, golf, fishing, boating, hunting, motorcycling, but especially his community. Frank dedicated untold hours to the borough of Beach Haven, the chamber of commerce, as one of the founders and King of the Chowderfest, chair of the LBI Surf Fishing Tournament, and chairman of the (Beach Haven) Land Use Board. “Frank left us with many fond memories and examples of how to live a good, full and meaningful life. His legacy will live on through Joyce, Kristin and Jillian, and all of those whose lives he touched.” In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made in honor of Panzone to St. Francis of Assisi Parish or St. Francis Center, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Brant Beach, N.J. 08008 or to David’s Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation, 28 Magnolia Rd., Manahawkin, N.J. 08050. Condolences may be sent to — Maria Scandale


Continued from Page 42 and we’re just getting started. We’re going to be with you until you’re back on your feet,” said Johns. “Small businesses are the economic engine. I come from a small-business background; I feel this so deeply.” The press conference, held at the Sink ’R Swim Shops, started a bit late because, reportedly, Johns’ transportation had taken the left turn toward Barnegat Light from the Ship Bottom circle, instead of the right turn toward Haven Beach. Y

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according to the National Weather Service. Believe me, this is not to say there was no flooding north of the Causeway. It was all-time there, too. It simply could have been even worse if it weren’t for the vagaries of the winds. DOOMSDAY TOWELERS: Having been mercifully uninvolved with natural disasters, I’ve been speed learning a load of post-disaster particulars. A survivalist insight hit me at the height of Sandy. Along with everyday storm-survival essentials, like fresh water and a GoPro camera, I was fully schooled on the pressing, nonstop need for towels. One would think clean and absorbent fabric would all but automatically be an essential component of a flood survival preparation package. Far from it, I learned the damp and shivery way. While stalking the storm through the streets of Ship Bottom and Surf City on Oct. 29, I took a solid soaking. Scurrying back to my heatfree, office-based survival den, I defrocked and soggedly found one stinkin’ little hand towel. It made it through one eyebrow and a bit of my right cheek before giving up the ghost of dryness. Note: Despite their reputations for absorptiveness, paper towels and toilet paper are absolutely useless when trying to dry off. You remain utterly wet and soon have tiny pieces of papery matter not only stuck like glue to bare skin, but also inextricably intermingled among hair follicles, etc. My lowest Sandy point surely occurred as I attempted to dry off by rolling, damn near buck-naked, along the floor while enrobed in a cold, damp, sandy, Persian-design throw rug. I can’t remember if it’s a good or bad thing when the coloring from a rug comes off on your skin – indelibly. That said, even weeks after Sandy, out of all the goodies offered by rescue-and-relief folks, I noticed that towels were being grabbed like the Golden Fleece. I can even add a sanguine angle to the value of being toweled up at all times. I had to help a neighbor with a dog that took a nasty gash to a paw pad during a house gutting. When I came on-scene, the owners of the vet-bound canine were pressing a piece of hideous, flooddrenched fabric to the pup’s wound. WTF! I grabbed a white hand towel from my truck – thanks again, Red Cross folks – and took over wound-tending chores. While the pup wasn’t thrilled with my witch hazeling of the wound, I got a “You da man” look when a fresh, clean wrap followed. In an ER way, that pup could just as easily have been a people.

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Some had particular horses circled in pencil. There were also little, penciled-in notations. One note had a bit of a holiday ring: “I got Christmas covered!” Sounds like a winner, gramps. There were no dates on the clippings, but it has been quite some time since virtually all daily newspapers faithfully carried horse race results on the tail end section of the sport pages. By the by, there are many antiques dealers, consignment shops, auctions and such interested in quality old stuff. Obviously, we’re not talking flood-damaged goods. But from what I’ve seen, many a salvageable valuable is instead being discarded in an odd form of guilt-by-flood association. RUNDOWN: Bassing is hit-ormiss to the hilt, even more so than usual for this time of year. Here’s an e-mail reflecting that: My son and I fished the incoming this AM at the end of the north jetty and had a good time with about 9 short bass. He had to return to PA at 1:00 so I went back out to fish the outgoing and could only come up with one bass and a few run offs for 2+ hours of fishing. It was a beautiful day on the water and a good day to pull the plug on the 2012 season. WP SANDCRABS AT WORK: Sandcrabs are the number one item in the stomachs of take-home bass right now. That means those stripers – obviously large enough to invite home – are flush to the beach. Sandcrabs don’t go any farther out than the shorebreak “swash” area. Can you use sandcrabs as bait? Absolutely. Back when I used to faithfully fish for big tog off jetty ends, I had days where I had to keep my sandcrab baits literally atop the rocks or the stripers would grab them from the tog. Admittedly, I’ve taken some of the smallest stripers I’ve ever hooked by using sandcrabs. However, I’ve also had bass to 25 pounds going for a lone sandcrab. I like using a gold 1/0 hook on

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a dropper loop. I’ve never liked socalled blackfish hooks, which are doubly un-good for taking bycatch stripers. Since I usually fish tog off heavier line (anywhere from 25-pound to as high as 50-pound test), I tie a 3-inch dropper loop right off the main line, no leader, maybe 18 inches up from the tag end. I then tie a 1- or 2-ounce bank sinker directly to the tag end, no swivel. Talk about fishing clean. That same set-up can easily be used with a much larger sinker, though it sure seems to attract more fish when the rig is rolling a bit, via a bank or cushion sinker. It likely gives a more natural drifting look to the sandcrab. A fellow I know (inlet specialist) caught a 24-7 bass using a large mantis shrimp, regurgitated from a school bass. “It looked disgusting, half digested, but it wasn’t in the water more than 30 seconds before it was devoured,” he messaged me. I oft write about how those large, lobstery-looking shrimp are killer baits. About the only way to get them is from the stomach of bass feeding near Barnegat Inlet, namely the north end of the Dike. That area must be mantis shrimp central if those stomach contents are any indication. A couple fellows at church told me they caught take-home bass. One angler had a lone keeper out of “over a dozen” hookups. The other had one of those famed “fish on” events within minutes of first casting out, landing a 32-incher. Then, he had nothing but big skates until he ran out of patience. Both anglers were using thawed bunker. That might explain the skates, which can smell things going bad from a mile away. It’s also very nice jigging conditions, even though the water is a bit discolored. DO A LITTLE JIG: I’ve chatted with a number of casters who were having little, if any, luck with bait, threw out a bucktail (white seems good) to find there were actually

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Note: At the height of Sandy – and pissed that I had nothing to dry off with – I swore I’d write this little tribute to towels. MORE FISHY FLOOD LOSSES: I had the first of what I fear will be many “I can’t believe they threw away my fishing stuff!” stories. The now low-on-gear angler had allowed folks (I won’t get specific here) to begin the post-Sandy garage cleanout process. The throwers-out knew where begin began but weren’t real sure where begin ended. Huh? Fortunately, they didn’t throw away rods and reels; however, three “loaded” tackle boxes hit the highway. The angler was told, “They were totally soaked inside.” I commiserated with the gearless angler. We fast-factored the loss at easily a thousand dollars worth of fully salvageable plugs, Hopkins, Avas and assorted tackle. I won’t bring up the huge-ticket titanium pliers that couldn’t care less about a flood of just about any liquid matter. The angler then turned his pissedoffedness toward the “vultures” (his word) who must have quickly scavenged the curbside tackle boxes. The angler got down from the city the following day – and found all his other mounded trash in a fully untouched state. In a more upbeat direction, I have a few reports of “found” tackle boxes, as people get around to finally sorting through garages and basements unpurged for many a decade. In one instance, granddad’s fishing gear from the 1940s-’50s was found tucked way back on an upper shelf in the garage. He had essentially hidden it from the kids, obligingly responding to grandma’s terror that “someone could lose an eye” should the box’s hook-ish innards be loosed. While there was nothing overly valuable in pop’s tackle box, a second nearby metal box indicated he was quite a fan of the ponies. I looked through bundles of rubber-banded newspaper “race results” clippings.

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Out of Sink Cleanup Running Hot and Cold IT’S PICKING UP: While many folks feel the eventual look of a repaired LBI will be hot, the cold reality of having to rip apart homes remains tough for Islanders of all ages. plenty of bass out there, just not actively feeding. It’s always remarkable the way

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A SIGHT FOR SORE EYES: It’s a sight surfers and surfcasters savor: LBI’s waves, lined up and peeling off. The only beachside sign of the mayhem that was Sandy comes in the form of contoured sand, sculpted by bulldozers and daily tides alike.

even fully inactive fish will instantly shake off laziness to pounce on a passing jig. It’s that famed reflex thing, common to fish in both fresh and saltwater. That attack reflex has been fully recorded by researchers, especially those devising lures. A bass – striped or largemouth – even when seemingly half comatose, just can’t resist whacking the crap out of something that suddenly comes bouncing crazily into view. It’s oddly similar to a lying dog suddenly seeing a cat go racing by. Those same, lazy fish will not rise up to high-tail it after a plug swimming on or near the water surface, even a rowdy popper. That marks the significant difference between plugging and jigging. Each has its place but I’ve long given the edge to jigs to see if fish are even on-scene. Obviously, when fish are actively feeding, the variety and fun factor of fishing plugs give them a solid edge over jumping lead along the bottom. Sinking plugs can cover both bases – the best of both worlds of artificiality. Allowing the likes of an “S” (sinking) model Yo-zuri to fully reach bottom places the plug in that lazy-fish reflex zone. That technique does take some line watching (waiting for it to go limp), or drop-time counting (many plugs have a constant sink rate). The trick is to essentially jig the plug gingerly on the bottom so it doesn’t swim upward and out of the lazy-bass hangout zone. By the by, I’ve personally snorkeled over feeding bass so obsessed with leisurely sucking crabs off the bottom that only something literally jumping under their noses draws their attention. Again, a bottom-bouncing jig can occasionally do that. Y

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Craftsman Contractor Series table saw, 10-inch belt drive, 3hp, $100. Call 609-820-3942. 2400 PSI, DeVibliss pressure washer, $85. Call 609-597-1078.


DIRECTTV for $29.99/month for 24 months. Over 140 channels. FREE HD-DVR upgrade! FREE NFL Sunday Ticket w/CHOICE package. Call TODAY for details 888-7163022.

You name it, we remove it! Everybody has junk. Home & Business. Basements •Attics •Yards •Garages •Sheds •Apartments. 877-637-JUNK.

CLEANING SERVICES All your cleaning needs. Let It Shine Cleaning Service. Changeovers, year ’round. LBI area. Owner operated. References available. Faith, 609-312-9494. 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.

Betty’s Busy Bees, LLC

Year ’round cleaning service. Residential/Commercial. Openings/ Closings, Changeovers. Reasonable rates. Bonded and Insured. Call 609-618-9465. DIRT DETECTIVE CLEANING SERVICE. Home/office. We also do storm clean-outs. Weekly/biweekly/one time. Call for FREE quotes. 609-661-3001.

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CLEANING SERVICES Do you need to ‘‘brighten’’ your home? Call Sunshine Cleaning Service. Year ’round, seasonal and changeovers. References available. Call Stacey, 609-3841649.


AND Complete Cleaning Service, NJ Registered. Year ’round residential, weekly, bi-weekly, & monthly cleaning. Mary Kennedy, 609-492-5122, 609-709-3240. Kim’s Professional Cleaning Service. On-call 24hrs. Emergencies, Changeovers, Weekly cleanings. Residential, Commercial. Great rates. Call today, 609-857-3034 or 609-994-4148.


Truck-mounted steam cleaning ‘‘We Are The Best’’ ***********************************

HURRICANE SANDY Sand & Mud Removal Interior/Exterior Floors Call Today 609-978-7522

Mr. Maintenance Cleaning


Demolition •Tree, Brush, Debris Removal •Drainage Solutions

Full Landscape Restoration Service

Terra Innovations LLC, Fully insured. Sandy Discounts Available. 215-920-3284.


Local contractor available for Drywall/Insulation Removal, Damage & Restoration Repairs, Painting, Car pentr y, Power Washing, Roof Repairs. Lic.#13VH01389600. Call John, 609-494-6175.


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


WEBER CONSTRUCTION Local Contractor Serving Ocean County for 25 Years

Residential, commercial and summer changeovers. Mattress cleaning and sanitizing. Fully insured. Bonded. Free estimates. 10% OFF first cleaning. 609242-1629.


You’ll Get the Cleanest Carpet & Upholstery

LICENSE #13VH02157600

For a Friendly Phone Consultation with no Bait & Switch, Call 609290-2691. You’ll be glad you did!


CHIMNEY SWEEPING Fireplaces Plus, Inc.

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

We Do It All! 609-417-0688 • 856-521-0776 Fax 856-521-0774


Lic. #13VH01907100

We Do The Best For Less! • Fully Insured! Call For A Free Estimate

Residential & Commercial Damage Reports Rehab Restoration Alterations Additions New Construction

"Your Local Demolition Contractor" Excavating • Brick Pavers • Grading • Hauling


Thomas Kocubinski, AIA Beach Haven 609-306-2900 A Local Hands On Builder for Over 43 Years


Available for rebuilding and restoration, permit drawings, and cleanup. Free site visit and consultation. Call today.


Castle’s Crew, LLC 609-713-5289

Yard Clean-ups, Interior Cleaning, Debris & Snow Removal, Painting, Gutters. Free estimates, fully insured.


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

Prestige Construction 609-945-7020

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

Majestic Home Services

‘‘One Call Does It All!’’ Painting •Flooring •Home Improvements. Lic.#13VH04936600. Please call 609-268-0777.


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

John Hubert

Home Improvements 609-312-9977

Clean-Outs All Phases of Renovations 25 Years Experience Local References Lic#13VH05002600

House Watch Property Mgmt Services



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


Storm Clean-Up & Construction Repairs Gig: 609-226-2216 Stacey: 609-618-3673

Reg/Lic# 13VH01436000

Dependable Environmental Protection


Who’s watching your home? Call Kevin and Mike

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

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

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



All Winter House Watch $55/Month


By Jim Ratigan, LBI & BHW since 2001 FULL TIME. Background: Heating, Electrical, Plumbing, Property Management & Maintenance.




FLAGPOLES INSTALLED. Vinyl/ Aluminum/Nautical Yardar ms. FALL SPECIAL– 25ft. flagpole $975 installed. American made. 20year warranty. 609-494-0800 email


609-290-4872 619-715-0359



By qualified technician with over 30 years experience. Personalized service. Call for appointment.

We will prepare your home for reconstruction • Water Damage • New Construction

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


Curbs Driveways Patios Sidewalks Steps

Carl Gallagher Mason • Contracting

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


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.


Mr. Fix-It 361-8226

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

BAUMILLER Concrete Work Serving All of LBI 609-492-1899 Beach Haven

ISLAND HOME CHECKS & SERVICES JAMES “BUTCH” McCAFFREY (609) 492-6758 Licensed • Bonded • Professional Island Resident • References FREE BROCHURE WRITE CALL Retired Island Police Chief JMAC ENTERPRISES P.O. BOX 1486 BEACH HAVEN, NJ

Lic# 13VH00325300

Local NJ Licensed and Insured Builder Certified in Mold Testing and Remediation

“Nobody Kills It Like We Do!” THE SPRAY was designed by US Military to kill mold & bacteria National Association of Mold Professionals

Clean Up • Restore • ReBuild Call Michael at 609-384-2614 for Appointment

Reputable, Reliable House Watch Service All Types of Home Repairs & Installations Local - Based in Manahawkin Free Estimates - Call Today!


Visit for a List of ALL Services Fully Licensed & Insured NJ HIC License # 13VH06951700




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


STORM & FALL CLEAN-UPS •Winter Closings •Planting •Pruning •Mulching •Weeding •Fencing. Over 15 years experience. Low rates. 609-276-3111.


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




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


LANDSCAPING Landscaping & Garden Center

STORM CLEANING 609-494-7373

(Previously LBI Landscaping)

All yard work & clean-ups. North end LBI.

Yard Clean-ups, Mowing, Weeding, Tree/Hedge Trimming, Mulch, Stone, Plant Transplants, Flower Beds, Misc. Work. Reasonable prices. Call Stacey 609-618-3673.

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



All Landscape Services & Outdoor Lighting Installations

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




Stone Spreading Brick Pavers Landscaping


Lic # 13VH04791400

Visit our New Garden Center!


Lic# 13VH02482900

229 S. Main St.(Rt 9) Barnegat Pkwy Exit 67


Free estimates. Fully insured. Lic.#13VH01099400




609-597-3600. Lic.#13VH050I5700

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

Landscape Design

Night & Day Landscape Design

• 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

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

609-597-0964 Manahawkin, NJ 08050

856-764-8446 Delran, NJ 08075

Free Estimates


494-7562 • 294-9551


Stone Delivery & Spreading All Types & Sizes Storm Damage Repairs “Your yard is always on our mind”


Proudly Serving the LBI Area for 17 Years

Our Post Storm Prices Are The Same As Our Pre-Storm Prices!

Landscaping • Fencing • Pavers

Storm Damage Clean-Up / Removal

Most Reasonable & Experienced Area Contractor

Interior • Exterior • Crawl Space

We Will Beat Any Estimate by 5%

(609) 494-0800

Lic. #13VH00349300

Lic.# 13VH01646400

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

On tthe O h Side LANDSCAPING

Fall Savings 10% Off for New Customers

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



494-4106 • 597-1767

PROFESSIONAL PEST CONTROL of N.J. INC. Family Owned Since 1968

QUALITY DEPENDABLE WORK Licensed & Insured Lic # 13VH05152400



NJ LIC# 90562A

292 E. Bay Avenue Manahawkin, NJ

Manahawkin 609-597-4118


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


For-Shore Weed Control Lawn Care

Tree & Shrub Care


609-296-5335 732-208-8733 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

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

FREE Follow-Up Service Calls FREE Evaluation/Estimate Poison Ivy Control • Weed Control on Sand, Stone, Patios & Driveways LAWN CARE • TREE & SHRUB CARE OUTDOOR PEST CONTROL


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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.


Fine Finish/Rough Carpentry •Window/Door Replacement •Termite Damage Repair •Deck Restorations, Repair, Rails •Screen Porches, Gazebos, Sheds •Facia, Soffit/Trim Replacement •Insulation/Drywall •Storm Damage Repair. Free estimates. Fully reliable, top quality service. 20 years in business. Licensed & insured. 609367-5176.


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







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


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





Honest & Fair Electrical and AC Services. Wiring, hot water heaters, AC repairs and more. NJ licensed (#17158), bonded and insured. Free estimates. 609-207-3898.


Electrical Contractors, Inc.

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

DAZELL Home Construction/Renovations. HVAC/R, plumbing, electrical services. Financing available. Commercial/Residential. FREE QUOTES PROVIDED. 609894-8737. Licensed/Insured. NJHIC#13VH01630100 34EB01588400

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


All Phases of Electrical Work No Job Too Small

Fully Insured NJ License #15079A

Custom Showers • Complete Bathroom Remodels Kitchen Backsplashes Fully Insured • Reg/Lic 13VH00054700

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

Ask About Our 22 Sq. Promo!

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

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

Serving NJ Proudly for 25 Years!


Serving LBI & Surrounding Areas

Andrew Shultz 609-414-3702

Flood Damage • New & Old, Big & Small Electrical Inspections • Electrical Certifications

NJ LIC# 13VH06396300


(609) 978-6530

Contractors, Inc.

For a Hole in Your Roof or a Whole New Roof? Find a Roofer in Š‡ƒ†ƒ’‡”Žƒ••‹Ƥ‡†•

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.



We beat any written estimate!

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.

“Extreme Home Make Over Contractor”

F . s Goglia a m o h T & Son

Small Jobs & Repairs Welcome

609-296-6906 • 609-618-9031

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

Carpet, Laminate, Vinyl, Hardwood, Ceramic Tile. Quality first! NO MONEY DOWN! Please Call 609-312-1948. Lic.#13VH40976100. getflooredandmore


Marble - Natural Stone - Glass Tile

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


Kitchen and Bath Renovations. AUTHORIZED WELLBORN CABINET CONTRACTOR. Finish Carpenter. Custom Store Displays. References, fully insured, 30 years experience. Call 609-492-6820. Lic.#13VH04077900.

Ceramic Tile LLC

$500 OFF



Licensed & Insured Lic#13VH06984000


A company where the owner is on the job! Repairs & Power Washing


(No subcontractors)

Lic# 13VH01941200


KURTZ ELECTRIC, INC. Residential • Commercial • Industrial

BEAR ELECTRIC CO. Commercial - Residential - Industrial

“NO JOB TOO SMALL” Serving Local Businesses & Home Owners for 32 years • Upgrade Electrical Service • Recessed Lighting • Air Conditioning Circuits


• New Construction • Wiring for Ceiling Fans • Troubleshooting

597-8570 LICENSE No. 6093

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

Flood Damage


Service & Replacements • Rewiring Specialists Additions • Alterations • Custom Homes We Do It All, From 95 Service Calls To Complete Project Management



609-894-9014 Over 30 Yrs. Experience

Lic. #9924

Serving All the Shore Communities

N.J. Lic#13VH06719700

Free Estimates

Fully Insured

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

609-294-8219 Reg./Lic.# 13VH01741000

GEORGE WARR Electrical Contractor

Specializing In Stain Work

Floor Sanding & Refinishing Old & New Floors Installation & Repairs


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


Buy Local Make A Difference


Hardwood ~ Laminate ~ Bamboo ~ Cork


Our Thoughts And Prayers Go Out To All Those Affected By The Storm.

STORM & FLOOD REPAIR SPECIALISTS Installation Repair Refinishing

Why Buy from American Flooring Direct? 1. 65% OFF Normal Retail 2. Lifetime Installation Warranty 3. Free Furniture Moving 4. Free Upgrade on Padding 5. Prices Lower than Home Centers

Featuring Waterproof Vinyl Planks In Wood And Stone As Well As Laminate Flooring With Wax Coated Edges To Protect From Excessive Moisture. As Always, Free Estimates!

Jersey Strong 609.276.9299 Visit us at:


Re/Lic#13VH04831900 | EPA & CFI Certified


Aspen Hardwood Flooring

Free Estimates Pa. Lic.#018465

Serving LOCAL Businesses & Homeowners for Over 20 Years

Lic # 5828

Since 1976



FREE ESTIMATES LBI • Manahawkin Tuckerton Lacey Twp. • Toms River

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Hundreds of stock rolls of carpet, laminate and vinyl for immediate installation ALL PRICES ARE INSTALLED • Price per sq. ft. carpet • hardwood • laminate luxury vinyl tile ceramic and natural stone window treatments • area rugs Call us for your free in-home consultation

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Ceiling Fans Recessed Lights Remodeling & New Construction




All Products Made In America



AMERICAN FLOORING DIRECT 888-746-7200 or 609-597-7551 • 516 E. Bay Ave, Manahawkin •

Serving NJ - NY - PA - DEL Areas With Our Mobile Flooring Stores *certain restrictions may apply

NJ REG# 13VH06143700

Contractors Lic.# 13VH00147400

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MONTANHA MECHANICAL Plumbing & Heating Service - Repairs - Remodels


Jeff Moody Master Plumber

Licensed and Fully Insured License #12289


Ewing and Central New Jersey 609-883-8180


Ozzie Montanha Master Plumber License# 11125

Phone # 609-978-3551

Heating & Cooling

Yes, Our Office Is On LBI!


Seasonal Water Turn-Ons & Offs

Free Estimates by Appointment Only

Beach Haven and LBI 609-658-5754


Please Call for Gas Inspections & Water Turn Offs 6105 Long Beach Blvd. • Brant Beach



Lic #6062

(609) 668-2992 • (800) 894-0056 We Are Licensed to Winterize Houses All Types of Clean-Up • Gas Meter Inspections 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

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

Free Estimate 7 Days

NJ License #13VH00735500

Residential & Commercial Winterizations

Air Control Technology, Inc.

10% Senior Citizen Discount

Same Day Gas Meter Reconnect Water Heater Installation & Repairs Appliance Installation & Repairs 609-618-4298

609-549-5088 Office

Heating & Air Conditioning Sales • Service •Installation • Ductwork Replacement Furnaces •Ductless Splits • Water Heaters • Central Air • Boilers

FAST AND DEPENDABLE SERVICE Fully Licensed and Insured Free Estimates Serving the Jersey Shore for Over 23 Years Call & ask for Anthony (609) 405-1860/(800) 220-9103 License No. 13VH01977100

24 Hr. Emergency Service Lic# 4996


Air Control Technology, Inc.

Sales •Service •Installation. All makes and models. Fully licensed and insured. Call Anthony, 609405-1860, 800-220-9103. Lic.#13VH01977100.


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




DAZELL Home Construction/Renovations. HVAC/R, plumbing, electrical services. Financing available. Commercial/Residential. FREE QUOTES PROVIDED. 609894-8737. Licensed/Insured. NJHIC#13VH01630100 34EB01588400




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.


T. K OHLER J R . P LUMBING & H EATING 609-242-5474 Come Visit Us Online at Plumbing - Heating Building & Construction

Serving LBI & Manahawkin 609-494-2270 Ocean County 609-857-3478 Samuel S. Wieczorek, Pres., NJ State Master Plumbing


By qualified technician with over 30 years experience.



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

Rick Barker Heating & Cooling, LLC

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

Quality Service at Your Convenience Winterization Specials Lic# 12557 • Thomas J Kohler Jr. owner/operator

Baseboard heat, circulators, relays, thermostats, zone valves installed.

Lic #7509


Lic.#12040. Storm Repairs •Additions •Winterizing •TurnOns •Hook-Ups. Over 25 years’ experience. Call Scott, 609312-8606.


All plumbing needs, hot water heaters, boilers, gas pipe. Lic.#9149. Call 609-410-3522.


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.

Odd Jobs & Yard Work

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



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.


DAZELL Home Construction/Renovations. HVAC/R, plumbing, electrical services. Financing available. Commercial/Residential. FREE QUOTES PROVIDED. 609894-8737. Licensed/Insured. NJHIC#13VH01630100 34EB01588400


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


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

609-361-7473 Master Plumber

Big C...Little Repairs

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

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Lic. #12456 Ship Bottom, NJ

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

Plumbing & Heating

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

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.



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


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

TASK Home Improvements

No ‘‘TASK’’ too small. Repairs •Drywall •Flooring •Tile •Painting •Yardwork •Gutter Cleaning •Fencing •Decking •Clean-ups. Lic#13VH07026100. 609-698-6754 Reg/Lic# 13VH00319400

All types of home repairs, •Carpentry •Ceiling Fans •Locks •Stor m Doors Installed •Housesitting •Rental Property Maintenance. Call Sal 609-3352099.

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






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.

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.


New Homes • Additions Structural Repairs • Decks Siding • Framing Storm Repairs Home Improvements

Serving LBI

Free Estimates

Decks • Roofs • Vinyl Handrails

609-713-0581 Lic # 13vH00034400

25 Years Experience

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 •Baths •Tile •Decks •Fully Insured •References •Free Estimates. 609-971-7459. Lic.#13VH01279700.

& CARPENTRY. Interior & exterior repairs. Screen repairs and storm door installations also. Lic.#13VH01016900. Credit cards accepted. 609-290-8836.

Custom Fiberglass Fully Insured


Pinelands Contracting Environmental Remediation OfďŹ ce: 609-296-5200 • Cell: 609-618-2226 • Fax: 609-294-8424

Foundation Repair and Replacement Helical Piers • Retaining Walls • House Raising

40 Years Experience Fully Insured and State Licensed


Demolitions. Free estimates. Fully insured. 609-273-8207. Lic.#13VH06131300.

Corrigan Construction Co.


All phases of home improvements & repairs. Bathrooms, kitchens, tile, decks, siding, Andersen windows, replacement windows, vinyl railings and painting. 609-4941234, 609-504-7007. Lic.#13VH06514200


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


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

Est. 1987

Additions • Alterations Remodels • Renovations Elevators • Decks Siding • Windows Doors • Floors • Trim

Ranalli Builders, LLC

Fully Insured Free Estimates

Structural and Storm Damage Repairs


Complete Property Restoration From major repairs to custom trim work Serving Southern NJ Since 1980 Help Us Help You • Call 609-261-3396 NJ Lic. #13VH00568900



‘‘Helping to Restore the Shore After Superstorm Sandy’’ Specializing in: Demolition, Cleanup, Roofing, Siding, Flooring and Re-Building. Fully licensed, Insured and Family Owned and Operated. Call today for a free estimate: 908-310-6314. Lic#13VH04499600. www.alloutconstructionandl

Lic#13VH04928600 Reg/license: 13VH01581000 Fully Insured

Tom Mongelli Builder General Contractor

973-838-7819 Waretown, NJ 08758

Fax: 973-838-3790 Kinnelon, NJ 07405


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


(609) 276-2242

Calls promptly returned


30 Years Experience Reg/Lic# 13VH06407000

Licensed & Insured



609-361-8226 SHIP BOTTOM LIC# 13VH00402400

Sand Removal Stone Delivered & Spread Excavation Tree Removal • Yard Cleanups Renovations Decks & Railings Free Estimates • Fully Insured

609-698-2239 Reg/Lic # 13VHO3166300

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





Additions • New Homes • Home OfďŹ ce Renovations • Media Rooms Add-A-Levels • Kitchens & Baths • NJ Reg # 13VH03126700





SWINDOWS KIP BUTLER’S AND DOORS Royal Prime Windows The Perfect Windows for the Seashore Fully Welded, Stainless Steel Balancers, Corrosion Proof Locks $299 Installed & Capped Storm Doors starting at $325 Installed Light Carpentry and Painting Services


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






Hurricane Restoration

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

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

By JG Stone Creations. Tearouts & restorations, sheetrock, trim, installation, flooring. Fast, reliable, quality work. 609-618-7980. Lic.#13VH06988100.

Home Improvement Contractor, specializing in premium doors & windows, roofing & siding, and skylights. 26 years in business. No subcontractors. 800-305DOOR. Lic.#13VH00017500.

Bob’s Home Improvement

888-744-4066 COAST WINDOW & DOOR

Installers, all windows/doors. Replacements, Andersen, repairs. Licensed and Insured. Call Dave, 609-296-5779. Lic.#13VH03837800. DAZELL Home Construction/Renovations. HVAC/R, plumbing, electrical services. Financing available. Commercial/Residential. FREE QUOTES PROVIDED. 609894-8737. Licensed/Insured. NJHIC#13VH01630100 34EB01588400 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


•Storm Damage Repairs •Demo Drywall •Sanitizing from Mold & Bacteria •Kitchens •Baths •Flooring •Tiles •Doors. Lic#13VH06119000. 908-787-7027. 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

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



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


Water Damage & Demo Rebuilding, Renovations/Remodeling. Kitchens, Baths, Tile, Hardwood Flooring, Electrical, Heating, Plumbing, Insulation. Great workmanship & references, serving LBI since 1985. Lic.#13VH02749200. Call Mike P. 609-296-8222. ‘‘You’ll be glad you did!!’’


Remodeling, Additions, Kitchens, Baths, Doors/Windows, Siding, Decks, Three Season Vinyl Patio Rooms. 609-290-9737. BBB Accredited Business. Lic.#13VH03012500.


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

Residental & Commercial Shingle Roofs • Flat Roofs • EPDM • Single Ply Systems Vinyl & Cedar Siding • Copper • Chimneys Additions & Alterations • Gutters • Windows • Painting Fiberglass Decks • Vinyl Railings • Skylights • All Repairs Fully Insured


Serving Ocean County & LBI for over 20 years

Free Estimates

Lic. #13VH00496100


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


FRESH START Power Washing House Pressure Washing & Storm Clean-Ups




• Interior • Exterior • Brush • Roll • Spray • Popcorn Ceilings


Roof repairs & new roofs. • Sheetrock Repairs All work guaranteed. I N S U R E D • R E A S O N A B L E R AT E S Free estimates. Call Jim



PAINTING 609-492-2732 cell 609-713-6440 STAINING Haven Beach 597-0544 Lic.#13VH04826300 Reg./Lic.# 13VH01517700

Frank Co. Painting & Paperhanging

Professional • Prompt • References

609-276-9213 Hanson’s House Painting, LLC Hurricane Relief: Cleanup & Repair 609-271-4708 Leo Hanson • Owner/Painting Contractor Insured, Registered & Licensed in NJ Interior/Exterior • Power Washing Staining • Professional Window Cleaning Home Improvements

Reasonable Rates 20 Years of Local Experience

Where Excellent Quality at a Reasonable Price Still Matters! Join us on Facebook! Free Estimates



TING & STAININ PAIN G erior Power Wa t x E / r o i r shing Inte

Now offering offering complete storm clean-up services including tree & sand removal & sheetrock repair & replacement

(609) 661-3068


European caregivers, English speaking. References, licensed, bonded, insured. Call 732-899-6366.


EUROPEAN CAREGIVERS looking for home health aide jobs. 12 years experience. Excellent references. Call Ann, 732-525-1839.

Andrew H. Grayson Painting & Contracting


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.


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


Interior and Exterior Staining & Painting. Powerwashing. Windows & Doors Installed. Michael O’Donnell. Lic.#13VH05479800. 609-494-3699. Drywall/Insulation Removal & Restoration. Interior/exterior, power washing, wall coverings, acoustic spray, small repairs. Owner operated since 1979. Licensed, insured, reliable. 609-597-7763. Lic.#13VH01979900.

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. 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.


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, email or call 609-713-6325.


Fully Insured Licensed



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

NJ Reg./Lic.#13VH05425800

Free Estimates



R.J.H. Paint & Stain

Fully Insured Serving LBI for Almost a Decade Free Estimates

All Major Credit Cards Accepted



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

Cell 609-713-3989

Lic.# 13V02820300 Insured



Storm Cleanup • Deck Restoration • Window Cleaning • Powerwashing • Paint/Stain


Additions • Renovations • Windows • Doors 609-748-7870 Siding • Decks • Kitchens • Baths No Job Too Small


Sandy clean-up of garages, decks, siding, driveways, etc. Free estimates. Call Rick at 732-841-7343.


Install/Repair. Vinyl Windows $275, Storm/Entry Doors, Vinyl Siding •Roofs •Gutters •Additions •Porch Enclosures. Lic.#13VH03516000.



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: 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.


Computer Repairs • Upgrades •Virus and Malware Removal. Please call 609-891-1200.


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.


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


Pet portraits from your photo. Pen & Ink * Colored Pencil * Watercolor or Oil * Caricature or Cartoon. Call Pat Johnson, 609-994-6056, leave message. (View picture111043 online)


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



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!


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 Administrative Assistant for busy Real Estate office in Little Egg Harbor. Full time, 9am-5pm, 5 days per week would include Sat. and/or Sun. Requirements include excellent organizational skills, proficient computer skills with Microsoft Office experience, detail oriented with ability to multi-task. Real Estate license a plus. Resume with salary requirements can be sent to: 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. Carpenter’s helper, Beach Haven area. Must have driver’s license, car & hand tools. Fax resume to 609-492-1425. Carpenters wanted. Experienced and non-experienced laborers. Must have valid drivers license. Call 609-312-9595.


Line cook, experienced, high volume, short order, saute, broiler, fryer. Seasonal & year ’round available. LBI area. Call 609-713-4254. Driver - $0.01 increase per mile after 6 months and 12 months. Choose your hometime. $0.03 quar terly bonus. Requires 3 months recent experience. 800414-9569.

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HELP WANTED DRIVERS - Pyle Transport (a division of A. Duie Pyle) needs owner operators. Sign-on bonus if you start on or before Dec. 19th! 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. Experienced Reefer Drivers. GREAT PAY/Freight lanes from Presque Isle, ME., Boston-Leigh, Pa. 800-277-0212 or 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.


F/T, year ’round, must be available all days & shifts. Apply in person, Greenhouse Cafe, 6th & Long Beach Blvd., Ship Bottom. 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 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. Siding Mechanic, full time, experienced. Must have own transportation, and valid driver’s license. Immediate positions. Please call 609978-0510 or 609-276-1642. WANTED: LIFE AGENTS. Earn $500 a day, great agent benefits, commissions paid daily, liberal underwriting. Leads. Leads, Leads. LIFE INSURANCE LICENSE REQUIRED. Call 888-713-6020. Weichert Realtors is looking for new and/or experienced team members. Call to arrange a confidential interview, LBI office 609494-6000.


SHIP BOTTOM strip store available immediately. 609-290-1272, 609-494-2420. Manahawkin, 950 sq.ft. Ideal professional office, retail or medical office. Rentals starting at $400/ month. Will consider short term lease. Available immediately. Will subdivide. Owner offers rental incentive. Jeff, 732-580-7457 or Diane Turton Realtors, 609-4927000. Ship Bottom, 1,200 sq.ft. Available immediately. Call 732-236-2185.

COMMERCIAL FOR RENT Single or multiple office space for lease in newer Victorian building on Route 9, south of Manahawkin. Share building with engineering contractors. Access to conference room, ample parking. Call Lou at 609-709-5063.


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. Barry Wilbank, 484-645-4432.

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

REAL ESTATE WANTED CASH BUYER Looking for Homes, Stores, or Lots. Any Condition. 215-704-5393.

HOUSES FOR SALE Affordable Bayfront! For Sale By Owner

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


Manahawkin (Cedar Bonnet Island), bayfront, 2-bedroom, 2bath home. 80ft. bay frontage with brand-new vinyl bulkhead. $550,000/OBO. 239-699-6900. Barnegat, lovely 3BR manufactured home in Pinewood Estates Adult Park on Route 72. Close to parkway, hospital & stores. New appliances, windows, carpets. FSBO, $47,500. 732-262-4342, 732-551-6750.

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)


Convenient/Comfor table, 2BR, 2BA, fully applianced. Call or stop in today. Our team is eager to help make you feel “at home.� Call 609-294-2404.


TUCKERTON APPARTMENTS Luxury 1BR & 2 BR, spacious, gourmet kitchen, mini blinds, fully applianced. Call 609-294-2424.

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. and Connect With ClassiďŹ eds Anywhere, Anytime As Easy To Use As 1-2-3!!




Barnegat Light, 3BR (incl. master), 2.5BA, approx. 2,200 sq.ft., with solar electric; 2 living areas, W/D, DW, gas fireplace, across from bay with bay views, deck, large corner treed lot. Close to public boat ramp, walk to beach, restaurants, playground, post office, churches. No pets/smoking. Available mid Dec. Call for more info, 609-457-5049. Credit & references a must.

NEW GRETNA, 2BR & 1BR apartments. Heat supplied. Rent starts at $800/month. No pets. Call 609978-0964.

Single male looking to rent a room or share home in BHW or LBI. Call Sean at 609-549-1882.

Beach Haven, 1BR, second floor apartment. A/C, W/D. No pets/ smoking. Gas heat. $1,200/month. 609-492-1662, ask for Jane.

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.

Looking for someone to share home in Ocean Acres, $500/month + 1/2 utilities. Call 609-290-1995 or 609-660-5958. Manahawkin, 7BR, 4BA, furnished home. Mother and daughter set-up. $2,550/month. Call 609-713-1565. Manahawkin, waterfront, unfurnished, 1-bedroom apartment, second floor with rooftop deck. Available immediately, $975/month plus utilities and security. Call 973-2710489. Mystic Island waterfront, 3-bedroom ranch, Completely renovated. 719 Twin Lakes Blvd. Bulkhead, great area. Credit check. $1,250/ month plus utilities. 973-334-3468, 973-789-6863.

LBI RENTAL WANTED Elderly retired gentleman seeks 1BR apartment with bathroom & kitchenette, year ‘round, in Barnegat Light, High Bar Harbor or North Loveladies. Non smoker, no drugs, no pets. Please Call 609-276-5729 Leave Message

Ship Bottom, second floor, 2-bedroom, 1-bath apar tment Dishwasher, off-street parking. No pets. $1,100/month + utilities. Call 201912-1390.

Surf City, bayside, 2-bedroom, 1bath duplex. Available immediately, $1,400/month + utilities and 1.5 months security. Pets considered. Call 609-220-2047. 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, beautifully furnished bedroom w/bath. Kitchen/laundry privileges. $650/month, includes utilities. Verifiable income, references, 1 month security required. 609-698-8160. Manahawkin, female, no smoking, no allergies to pets. References & credit check. $600/month, monthto-month OK. $900 deposit. Call 609-709-0963. Ocean Acres, room AND loft w/private full bath. Walk to lake beach, park, tennis/basketball courts and golf course. $700/month utilities included. 732-616-2396, Rose. Warren Grove, furnished room with house privileges. Available immediately. $150/week (utilities included). No pets. Call 609-2909365.


WINTER RENTALS Barnegat Light bayfront condo. 1 large master bedroom, W/D, views of inlet. $1,250/month (all utilities included). Will consider year ’round. 609-820-3942. 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. Brant Beach, second floor duplex, double bed and 5 single beds. Washer/dryer, cable. Will consider year ’round. Call 609-361-4662. 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 (Barnegat Light), NO FLOOD DAMAGE. Bayside, two story, single family home with detached garage. Very clean, 4BR, 2BA, fully furnished, W/D, dishwasher, wood-burning stove, second story deck. $1,300/month + utilities, security. No smoking. Available immediately. Possible year ’round. Call 908-246-9434. (Pictures Online) Surf City, first floor, 3BR, 2BA, completely renovated in 2010. A/C throughout, walk to bay & beach. Now-June, $1,100/month, utilities included. 908-656-2048. Surf City, first floor, 2BR, fully furnished, gas heat. No pets/ smoking. $800/month + utilities. Available now-April. Security deposit. 609-462-5263, 609-6353203.


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


Top dollar paid for late model cars. Please call 609-868-7937 today! 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. Honda, Toyota, Nissans, SUVs and Jeeps. All vehicles WANTED. 2001 and UP. Top Cash Paid. 24 hour CASH pick-up. Any condition. 732-496-1633.

BOATS FOR SALE 14ft. 2005 inflatable SeaEagle 435 Paddleski. Includes 2 seats, 2 flotation pads, battery box, manual/ battery foot pumps, motor mount & 2 carry bags. $300/OBO. Call Dave 732-815-0446 after 7:30pm. 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. 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.

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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.


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



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


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

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


TIME TO RE-COLOR YOUR WORLD? Find a Painter and All Your Painting Needs In The SandPaper Classifieds


Storm Repair • Clean-Ups • Restoration • House Raising


Bulkheads • Docks • Boat Lifts • Marine Inspections

609-597-3391 Servicing the LBI Community for more than 20 years • Fully licensed and insured • Lic# 13VH02879600


Custom Waterfront Construction Docks • Vinyl Bulkheads


SAIL REPAIRS ATTENTION SAILOR: Sail repairs, new sails, boom covers, windows, cushions. Rigging replacements. CDI furlers. Will pickup & deliver. 609-440-9259, Aggie.

Picture Perfect Designs


Specializing In... Marine Construction of All Types

State & Local Permits

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



NJ DEP • CAFRA • Army • Local

Sudoku Solution

1996 34ft. Coachman Mirada, Class A. Excellent condition, clean, must see. Call 609-857-3113.


Builders & Developers of Waterfront Property

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If you have a boat for sale, advertise it in The SandPaper Classifieds. We’ll give you up to 20 words for a one-time $30 charge and your ad will run for 10 WEEKS (25 cents for each word over 20). Add pictures online for just $10 more. There’s no better way to sell your power or sailboat. Place your ad today and get ready to sale away!

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



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The SandPaper, December 5, 2012, Vol. 38 No. 48  

The Newsmagazine of Long Beach Island and Southern Ocean County, New Jersey