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🌏❤️Today is World Kindness Day… ❤️🌏

Posted: November 13, 2022

🌏❤️Today is World Kindness Day… ❤️🌏
What will you do to spread kindness? 
 
#101thingstodo #worldkindnessday #spreadkindnesseveryday #boostyourvibe #oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty

💐Are you a business or organization hosting an event held in Ocean County?! 💐

Posted: May 29, 2024
💐Are you a business or organization hosting an event held in Ocean County?! 💐
 
📆Spring on over and input your events on our Ocean County events calendar below! 📆
https://oceancountytourism.com/event-submission-form/
 
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportourcommunity #springonover #eventscalender

Remembering our Brave Heroes this Memorial Day!

Posted: May 25, 2024


♻️🛥🌏🔥 OC Recycles Boat Flare Disposal Event! ♻️🛥🌏🔥

Posted:
 
@ocrecycles June 1st – 9am-12pm
Registration Required: https://co.ocean.nj.us/OC/SolidWaste
 
📍Ocean County Training Center, 200 Volunteer Way, Waretown
 
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #reduce #reuse #recycle #protectourplanet #waretown #supportourcommunity #boatflares

❤️🤍💙 Join Community Medical Center Foundation for their 19th Annual Red,White & Brew Kick off to Summer Wine Tasting! 💙🤍❤️

Posted: May 23, 2024
❤️🤍💙 Join Community Medical Center Foundation for their 19th Annual Red,White & Brew Kick off to Summer Wine Tasting! 💙🤍❤️
 
Wednesday June 5th – 5:30pm-8:30pm
Toms River Country Club – Washington Street, Toms River
 
🎟Support our community, raffle proceeds benefitting Community Medical Center Foundation! 🎟
 
Scan the QR Code for more details!
 
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #supportourcommunity #buyoceancounty #tomsriver #tomsriverlocal

🥳2024 Kids Zone sponsors wanted! 🥳

Posted: May 21, 2024
🥳 ATTENTION BUSINESS OWNERS 🥳
 
@Dock Road Marlin Fest in Beach Haven is looking for a 2024 Kids Zone sponsor that can help us to continue to bring fun activities and entertainment to the families that will be attending Dock Road Marlin Fest.
 
“Over the past 2 years, we have had a wide variety of activities and entertainment like face painters, stilt walkers, and outdoor game space. We also have our very popular oversized whiteboard that brings out the artist in everyone.”
 
If you are interested in finding out how you can support our Kid Zone, please reach out to us at dockroadmarlinfest@gmail.com
 
https://whitemarlininvitational.com/
 
📍601 Dock Rd, Beach Haven
 
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #familyfun #sponsors #kidszones #LBI #beachhaven #supportourcommunity

National Travel and Tourism Week !

Posted: May 19, 2024

 

Follow our journey on Facebook: @tourismoceancounty   Instagram: @exploreoceancounty


❤Did you know that Ocean County is home to, Hearts of Mercy, a Manahawkin based non-profit❤

Posted: May 15, 2024

 

❤Did you know that Ocean County is home to, Hearts of Mercy , a Manahawkin based non-profit offering after-school programs free to qualifying families. ❤
 
Some of the services provided:
• Tutoring
• Mentoring
• Art
• STEAM Program
• Homework help
 
“With the assistance of our Donors, we have also been able to sponsor children in sports and other enrichment programs including Summer Camp. Our Tutoring program includes one on one assistance with academic struggles, homework help and projects. We are very proud of the fact that our tutors are retired teachers and honor students from surrounding schools. We have had many guest speakers attend tutoring sessions to talk about both academic and non-academic subjects. ”
We are changing lives, one child at a time!
 
To Get involved, donate, or inquire about services… click below!
https://hearts-of-mercy.org/contact/
 
📍364 N Main St., Manahawkin

Complete Care Holiday City for a celebration of National Senior Health and Fitness Day

Posted: May 13, 2024

Mark your calendars! Join us on May 29th 10am-2pm at Complete Care Holiday City for a celebration of National Senior Health and Fitness Day. There will be basket give aways, Blood Pressure and a mobile DexoScanner. Join us for a great day!


Happy Mother’s Day, Ocean County!

Posted: May 12, 2024


“Unlock the Ocean Ceremony”

Posted: May 11, 2024

Please come join us to officially start the summer season on the beach!

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 – 10a.m.

Where: Philadelphia Avenue (Ocean Side), Lavallette

Commissioner Frank Sadeghi, Liaison to Business Development & Tourism along with The Board of Commissioners, Lavallette Elementary School students to entertain us, & special guest appearance.

A large wooden Ocean County Key will be used to “Unlock the Ocean” to kick off the Tourism season!

A Special Thank You to: The Ocean County Board of Commissioners, Mayor Walter LaCicero & Council, Lavallette Police Department, Lavallette Elementary School, Lifeguards, and Ocean County Department of Buildings & Grounds For more information please call (732) 929-2000


Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Youth Police Academy

Posted: May 9, 2024

The Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Youth Police Academy will be held at the Ocean County Police Academy from August 5, 2024 – August 9, 2024.

The objective of the Youth Academy is to educate the recruits on police procedures and hands on experience from highly trained officers in:

  • S.W.A.T.
  • Drone
  • K-9
  • Mount Unit
  • Marine Unit
  • CSI

The training for the Youth Academy will also include but not limited to physical fitness, handcuffing technique, military etiquette, marching and defensive tactics.  This training will give the recruits a comprehensive understanding of what it takes to succeed in the profession of law enforcement. We place strong emphasis on self respect, respect of others, and teamwork. This will be accomplished through structured events which will be offered in a fun, informative, interactive, educational and hands-on manner.

Eligibility requirements:

  1. Must be an Ocean County resident
  2. Kids must be between the ages of 10-13
  3. Completed application.
  4. Signed medical release form and civil liability form
  5. Signed media release form

What do I wear/bring?
Recruits must arrive in a plain white shirt, black shorts, white socks, running shoes and a bagged lunch for each day.

Recruits will be provided a gray youth academy shirt, an academy water bottle and a black academy baseball cap.

If you have any questions about the Youth Academy, feel free to contact S/O Christopher Jarin:
✉ CJarin@co.ocean.nj.us

 

 

 

 

 

Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Youth Police Academy (jotform.com)


Get those tickets for Jackson Twp Vol Fire Co #1 – Station 55 10th Annual Beef & Beer

Posted: May 7, 2024

 

Get those tickets for Jackson Twp Vol Fire Co #1 – Station 55 10th Annual Beef & Beer happening on Saturday, May 18th 6:30pm – 11pm.
Get ready for a night filled with delicious beef dishes catered by Nightingale Catering and Icarus Brewing Co. beer! Join us at 6:30 pm for a fun evening with great food, drinks, raffles, a wing-eating contest, and DJ. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enjoy a tasty meal and relax with friends. Mark your calendar and come hungry! We can’t wait to see you there!
 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beef-and-beer-tickets-841795903207
 
(732) 363-7595
 
📍113 N New Prospect Road
 
 
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #buyoceancounty #volunteer #jackson #savethedate #getthosetickets #beefandbeer #supportourcommunity

Join us for a good cause, tonight!

Posted: May 3, 2024

Join us for a blazing good time for a cause! 🔥

Seabase Lounge is proud to host a special fundraising event to support our local fire departments!📅 Mark your calendars for Friday, May 3rd, and come on down to enjoy a night of drinks, laughter, and community spirit! 🍹

For every house drink purchased, we’ll be donating a dollar back to our brave firefighters who tirelessly serve and protect our community. It’s our small way of saying THANK YOU for all they do! ❤️

So gather your friends, raise a glass, and let’s show our support together! See you at Seabase Lounge on May 3rd!


Hello, May!

Posted: May 1, 2024

Things are starting to heat up! Ocean County is home to Safe Beach Day, a handy dashboard to give you all the Ocean County beach info you need to know before you go!

Learn more below!

Safe Beach Day – Ocean County Tourism


Happy Cinco De Mayo, Ocean County!

Posted: April 30, 2024

See what fun things are happening today! Click Below!

Events from July 17 – June 1 – Ocean County Tourism


COMPASS Academy: Drugs 101 Parent Forum

Posted: April 27, 2024

COMPASS Academy: Drugs 101 Parent Forum

Join Preferred Behavioral Health Group’s NJ4S COMPASS program and the Ocean County Health Department, at an interactive parent/caregiver presentation titled: What to Look For. This educational workshop will equip adults with practical and useful information on navigating drug trends among youth in Ocean County.

This event is free to attend and open to Ocean County adults only.

 

OCHD staff will be providing a Drugs 101 presentation focusing on alcohol, vaping, and marijuana use among students. They will also be training and providing families with Narcan. NJ4S COMPASS Ocean County will provide a brief overview on prevention and mental health services and TAO Connect. Retired police officers will be providing a presentation entitled What to Look For. A brief Q&A will follow the presentations and families will have the opportunity to visit resource tables to get additional information.

 

https://www.preferredbehavioral.org/compass-events/

nriccio@preferredbehavioral.org

732-961-4354

 

Location:

Barnegat High School, 180 Bengal Blvd, Barnegat Township, NJ 08005

 

Date & Time:

Monday, May 6, 2024 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm

 


🚔Attention Toms River Residents 🚔

Posted: April 23, 2024
🚔Attention Toms River Residents 🚔
 
The Junior Police Camp is a way for the department to give back to our community and give children an inside look at our police department and law enforcement as a whole. Campers get to ride in police cars, utilize specialized police equipment, learn self-defense tactics, and engage in physical activity. They also have exposure to the motorcycle unit, EMS Ambulance, ESU team, fire suppression vehicles, obstacle course and much more.
 
Sixty children will be selected for this FREE camp based on a lottery system. Must be a Toms River resident. Only applicants currently in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade will be considered.
 
The Police Camp application deadline is May 31, 2024. Applications may be picked up at police headquarters, from your school officer or DOWNLOAD at www.trpolice.org
For additional information, please contact Lt. Gene Bachonski at gbachonski@trpolice.org 732-349-0150 Ext. 1284
 
Toms River Police Department

NJ ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DAY 2024- May 13th

Posted: April 21, 2024

 

NJ ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DAY 2024- May 13th

Ocean County & The Orthodox Jewish Chamber Announce its much-anticipated Jersey Shore Business Expo, set to take place in Toms River on NJ ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DAY Helpinf Stimulate Economic Growth In Ocean County and through out NJ.

The presenters from the highest levels of Business Development organizations include VP NJEDA, NJ BUSINESS ACTION CENTER, US DEPT OF COMMERCE and more.

The expo is designed to bring together businesses from Ocean County and local townships to empower each other give them an opportunity to Exhibit, Network and build bridges that will lead to fruitful partnerships and collaboration. For local businesses, it is a unique opportunity for B2B networking, and meet businesses from across the region.

As part of its goal of providing aspiring businessmen and entrepreneurs with the tools they need to succeed, the event will feature high level presentations and workshops where attendees can learn to navigate the intricacies of today’s economy and unlock the full power of government programs to boost their business straight from the experts who know the ins-and-outs of the field first hand.

The Conference will include an award ceremony as well as a Lineup of High level presenters at the Jersey Shore Expo are renowned experts in their fields and will be available to interact one-on-one with attendees to answer pressing questions and provide guidance:

Business owners may be surprised to discover some of the resources that are available to them from this arm of the federal government. Tricia’s presentation on Import Export/International Trade promises to be an informative guide to taking advantage of federal assistance on trade.

The expo awards ceremony allows the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce and local businesses to express their appreciation to Community leaders who have been instrumental in the communities’ economic success in a special awards ceremony.

 

For more information, click below

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jersey-shore-economic-development-day-business-conference-expo-tickets-852484101897

 

 


Volunteers Needed!

Posted: April 19, 2024


Ocean County Library Jackson Branch to Present ‘Water Safety and Autism – How to Prevent Drowning’

Posted: April 17, 2024

Ocean County Library Jackson Branch to Present

‘Water Safety and Autism – How to Prevent Drowning’

Drowning is the leading cause of death for children with autism, yet it is 100 percent preventable. The Ocean County Library invites you to join Gary Weitzen, Executive Director of POAC Autism Services for “Water Safety and Autism – How to Prevent Drowning” in the OCL Jackson Branch, 6:30 PM Tuesday, May 7.

 

The workshop will help parents, guardians and caregivers reduce safety risks for children or students. Mr. Weitzen will discuss drowning misconceptions and myths, risk-reducing strategies, water survival skills, and a review of best practices water safety curricula, trainings, and educational material for parents, teachers, and aquatic professionals.

 

Brick Township-based POAC funded the first statewide program for early autism detection and intervention. The group maintains involvement in autism-related legislative matters and partners with school districts and organizations throughout New Jersey.

 

The organization’s many annual events include training for parents, educators, police and first responders, and recreational and support services for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families.

 

Please register at http://tinyurl.com/OclJacksonPOAC for this free program, sponsored by the Ocean County Library Foundation. Professional Development Certificates will be available. For more information, stop by the OCL Jackson Branch, 2 Jackson Drive, visit www.theoceancountylibrary.org/autism, or call (732) 928-4400.


🚓The Toms River Police Department is currently seeking applicants for the position of Special Law Enforcement Officer Class II.

Posted: April 15, 2024

 

🚓The @Toms River Police Department is currently seeking applicants for the position of Special Law Enforcement Officer Class II. Applications from candidates who possess a current SLEO II New Jersey Police Training Commission certification from an approved police academy will be accepted. Retired police officers who separate from prior police service in good standing, and with proper training who satisfy the other requirements of N.J.S.A. 40A:14-146, may apply.🚓
 
Interested applicants may click on the below PoliceApp link for further information.
Toms River Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 

🌲🌎🗑🌳 Ocean County Recycles Island Heights Spring How to Compost Workshop is here! 🌳🗑🌎🌲

Posted: April 13, 2024
🌲🌎🗑🌳 Ocean County Recycles Island Heights Spring How to Compost Workshop is here! 🌳🗑🌎🌲
 
Saturday April 20th – 11am-12pm
Limited spots are available! Sign up at compost@co.ocean.nj.us
 
Please send your name, email, and phone number, and let us know if you are new to composting.
 
Sustainable Island Heights
 
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #islandheights #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #supportourcommunity #buyoceancounty #compost #protectourplanet

Change a Child’s Story, Become a Casa Volunteer!

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🔵Are you looking for employment or employees?! 🔵

Posted: April 11, 2024
🔵Are you looking for employment or employees?! 🔵
@expressprohowellnj services Ocean County to help as many people as possible find good jobs…. by helping as many clients as possible find good people!
 
🔵Visit them every 3rd Wednesday of the month for ‘ Walk in Wednesday!’
 
🔵What happens at ‘ Walk in Wednesday?’
 
🔵’We ask our visitors about their skills, experience, and career goals.
We then decide whether we can help find what they are looking for (always free for the jobseeker!) or point them to further resources.’
 
🔵Contact them today!
 
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportourcommunity #nowhiring #jobseekers #employers

🗑🌏☣️ Ocean County Recycles 🗑🌏☣️

Posted: April 9, 2024


🐅🦓🐘🦏Something🦁 ‘roarsome’🦁 is coming to Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson!🦏🐘🦓🐅

Posted: April 7, 2024
🐅🦓🐘🦏Something🦁 ‘roarsome’🦁 is coming to Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson!🦏🐘🦓🐅
 
Six Flags Great Adventure Resort is thrilled to announce the grand opening of Savannah Sunset Resort and Spa in Jackson, welcoming guests beginning June 14th.
 
Reservations are now being accepted for the new luxury glamping experience nestled in the heart of the 350-acre Six Flags Wild Safari, home to over 1,200 animals. The exclusive resort promises an unforgettable, first-class experience for those seeking an indulgent retreat.
Key Features of the Savannah Sunset Resort and Spa:
1. Luxurious accommodations: The resort offers 20 glamping suites that vary in size, sleeping two to six guests.
2. Unmatched views and VIP experiences: During their stay, guests can choose their own adventure. Whether relaxing with sweeping views from their suite, participating in close-up animal encounters or exploring the local watering holes of the Six Flags Great Adventure theme park or Hurricane Harbor water park, guests will have opportunities to create memories to last a lifetime.
3. Included benefits: With a two-night minimum stay, guests will enjoy a giraffe feeding, daily breakfast, multi-park passes giving access to all 3 Six Flags Great Adventure Resort parks, and more.
4. VIP dining: Guests will embark on an indulgent culinary journey with featured items curated to enhance the glamping experience.
5. Spa services: Guests can rejuvenate their senses at the Savannah Sunset Spa which features holistic treatments with expert therapists to promote relaxation and wellness.
6. Event spaces: Ideal for small gatherings from weddings to corporate retreats, Savannah Sunset Resort and Spa
“We are excited to welcome guests this spring to the Savannah Sunset Resort and Spa, where opulence meets the open savannah in the heart of New Jersey,” said Park President Brian Bacica.
 
Visit https://www.sixflags.com/savannahsunset to reserve your spot for this one-of-kind luxurious safari overnight experience right here in Jackson!
*Photos and room layouts vary *
 
Photo Credit@sixflagsnj

🚒🔥 Be Someone’s Hero when you Volunteer! 🔥🚒

Posted: April 5, 2024

 

 


Come have a 🎣’Reely’🎣 good time at Eagleswood Volunteer Fire Company, Station 52 4th Annual Fishing Tournament.

Posted: April 3, 2024
 
Happening:
April 26th and 27th, see flyer for further details.
 
There will be a captain’s meeting/registration the evening of April 26th @ 6:30 PM at the firehouse. All anglers must be registered by the 26th! Kids who register for the 13 and below youth division fish for FREE. Fish fry to follow.
 
Fish fry only tickets can be purchased the day of the event, 4/27/24. Price to be determined. Kids 5 and under eat for free.
 
📍219 Railroad Ave, West Creek
 
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportourcommunity #buyoceancounty #westcreek #fishfry #fishtournament #barnegatbay #atlanticocean #supportlocal #volunteer

History of April Fools’ Day!

Posted: April 1, 2024

 

” April Fools’ Day—occurring on April 1 each year—has been celebrated for several centuries by different cultures, though its exact origins remain a mystery. April Fools’ Day traditions include playing hoaxes or practical jokes on others, often yelling “April Fools!” at the end to clue in the subject of the April Fools’ Day prank. While its exact history is shrouded in mystery, the embrace of April Fools’ Day jokes by the media and major brands has ensured the unofficial holiday’s long life. ”  April Fools’ Day: Origins, Meaning & Hoaxes | HISTORY

 

 

 


Happy Easter, Ocean County! 🐰

Posted: March 31, 2024


✨⭐️Today is National Mom & Pop Business Owners Day! ⭐✨

Posted: March 29, 2024

 

✨⭐️Today is National Mom & Pop Business Owners Day! Today & every day we celebrate all of our Ocean County “Mom & Pop’ Businesses! ⭐️✨
 
⭐️Meet The Shoemaker Family of Lavallette Hardware located in Lavallette! ⭐️
 
The Shoemaker Family has been in the hardware business in one way or another for years. The passion began in the 1960’s when Bob, started at a hardware store in Ridgewood & eventually working as a hardware distributor. Bob’s son began working at the hardware store in 1994.
 
⭐️What brought the family & business to Ocean County? ⭐️
 
The family had a summer home in Lavallette, and in 2001 purchased @Lavallette Hardware, they relocated full time to Lavallette which made perfect sense as they started their new venture & the rest is history!
 
The family says that the best part of being a ” Mom & Pop” Business is, is getting to know their community & locals. They have the ability to cater to the needs and issues of the small island community. It gives them the ability to specialize in items that are needed locally which sets them apart from the big box retailers.
On any given day, you can see Bob, Betty, Randy, & family working hard at the store that so many have come to love.
 
⭐️What does the family love about Ocean County? ⭐️
 
The family history in Ocean County is almost 100 years! Since the 1930’s! Randy added, ” My grandmother’s family had a place in Seaside Heights. my father has been coming to Lavallette since he was a child and my mother’s family has ties to Ocean Grove, and I have been coming here since I was born.”
 
 
 
💙The family is always willing to support the community & local grade school too!
Just one of the many reasons to #shopsmallbusiness
Did you know that small businesses donate 250% more than large businesses to local nonprofits and community causes, creating a positive cycle of giving back locally.
 
Thank you for sharing your story with Ocean County Tourism ! Get out there and #supportlocal !
Happy National Mom & Pop Business Owners! You are the backbone to our community!
 
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #momandpop #smallbusiness #Lavallette #shoplocal
 
📍1601 Grand Central Ave, Lavallette

Joint Base (Lakehurst side) is hiring!

Posted: March 28, 2024

 

 

  • Flight Deck Manager (Flight Deck is our Community Center on Lakehurst) – $19.68-$35.22/hour

Plans and administers day-to-day operation of the Community Center and the Firehouse Airman’s Program. Identifies individuals with special interests and develops/conducts programs for special interest groups to include but not limited to families, single parents. singles, retirees, and private organizations on an on-going basis and during deployments, exercises, and other special base activities. Conducts needs and interest assessments to determine programming and activities. Supervises staff of Community Center. Types of duties include but are not limited to the following: Plans and coordinates the details of recurring and non-recurring group activities such as classes, clubs, special events, outreach, competitive games, and events, self-directed leisure. and joint community undertakings so as to make maximum use or resources. Recommends new programming activities. to include type of format and resources the activity would require. Gathers information from a number of different sources. including past progran1s and current popular programs from other communities. Coordinates activities with on-base and off-base resources, which are consistent with military and morale mission…

https://www.usajobs.gov/job/780059500

 

  • Child Development Center direct care staff (up to 11 vacancies) – $18.21 – $21.90/hour

The incumbent will serve as a Child and Youth Program Assistant (CYPA) in one or more child and youth programs and will be accountable for the whereabouts and safety of children and youth. Provides care/supervision, oversight and accountability for program participants. Assists in preparing age appropriate activities; supervises children and youth during indoor and outdoor activities, on field trips, outings and special events; arranges and serves snacks/meals. Executes work in accordance with policies and regulations. May be required to transport children in government vehicles.

https://www.usajobs.gov/job/752584900

 

  • Recreation Aid (Sports/Fitness) Lakehurst – Currently closing 15 Mar 2024

https://www.usajobs.gov/job/778853300

    • This will more than likely be extended should management not make a selection based on the current applicant listing available.

 

  • Tractor Operator (Lakehurst) – Currently closing 15 April 2024

https://www.usajobs.gov/job/777198000

 

  • Recreation Aid (Golf) – Lakehurst – Currently closing 15 April 2024

https://www.usajobs.gov/job/778853400

 

  • Youth Center Program Assistant – Summer Hire Program – Position is not to exceed 13 September 2024
    • McGuire and Lakehurst specific
    • Advertisement closes on 10 May 2024

https://www.usajobs.gov/job/778612500

 

 


Swing for a Cause at HOPE Sheds Light 4th Annual Golf Outing! 🏌️‍♀️⛳️

Posted: March 26, 2024

Swing for a Cause at HOPE Sheds Light 4th Annual Golf Outing! 🏌️‍♀️⛳️
 
Let’s drive positive change together at the Pine Barrens Golf Club on May 6, 2024.
 
This event will support HOPE Sheds Light’s mission to raise awareness and educate individuals, families, and the community about the impact of substance use disorder by having the courage to share personal experiences and offer strength, wisdom, hope, and resources that lead to positive community change and long-term recovery. 💛
 
For sponsorship opportunities and to Join click below!
 
 
📍 Pine Barrens Golf Club
540 S Hope Chapel Rd Jackson
 
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportlocal #supportourcommunity #Jackson #golf #fundraiser #hopeshedlight

 


Happy Palm Sunday!

Posted: March 24, 2024


Grunin Center for The Arts is set to welcome Medal of Honor recipient and author, Kyle Carpenter!

Posted: March 23, 2024
🇺🇸 Join Ocean County College for an unforgettable experience at the @Grunin Center for the Arts Main Stage on April 3 at 11 a.m. 🇺🇸
 
‘We welcome Medal of Honor recipient and author, Kyle Carpenter! Carpenter will discuss adversity, using his personal experiences in war and recovery. This lecture is co-sponsored in collaboration with the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office .
 
 
 
📍College Drive, Toms River
 
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #supportourcommunity #veterans #OCPONJ #TomsRiver #TomsRiverLocal

@OCVTS has the summer camp for you!

Posted: March 21, 2024
📢 Attention Parents & Guardians! 📢
 
 
Choose from 2 Camps this Summer in the areas of:
🎭 Performing Arts
👮🏾 Law Enforcement
These camps have been designed for the future student looking to pursue a career in the areas of Performing Arts or Law Enforcement.
.
Summer Camp Details
www.ocvts.org/events/summercamps
 
Academy of Law & Public Safety 🚔👮🏼‍♀️
LAW ENFORCEMENT / HOMELAND SECURITY / PUBLIC SAFETY
https://www.ocvts.org/academies
Grunin Performing Arts Academy 🎭💃🏻🎤
DANCE / VOCAL MUSIC / THEATRE / AUDIO ENGINEERING
https://www.ocvts.org/academies
 
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportourcommunity #summercamp #buyoceancounty #supportlocal #summer2024 #performingarts #lawenforcement

🍕🍕🍕 Jersey Shore Pizza War is coming to Toms River! 🍕🍕🍕

Posted: March 19, 2024
🍕🍕🍕 Jersey Shore Pizza War is coming to Toms River! Join Chef Umberto Turelli as he hosts the competition to find out Who’s got the best pizza at the Jersey Shore! 🍕🍕🍕
 
The event will feature renowned guest pizza judges including Chef David Burke ,Enzo Ferrante, Chef Geoff Johnson, Eddie Goldberg, and Johnny C The Pizza Guy.
 
Come taste the best pizza in the region while supporting a great cause!
 
Proceeds from this event will be donated to Cookin’ for the Cause a non-profit organization benefitting Jersey Shore Charities.
www.jerseyshorepizzawar.com
 
📍 Clarion Hotel & Conference Center
815 Rt. 37 West, Toms River
 
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #pizza #supportourcommunity #buyoceancounty #supportlocal #fundraiser #tomsriver #tomsriverlocal

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Ocean County!

Posted: March 17, 2024

We will ‘Sea’ you soon!

Request a Complimentary Guide – Ocean County Tourism


The Ocean County Parks and Recreation 2024 Spring Program Guide IS NOW ONLINE!

Posted: March 15, 2024
The Ocean County Parks and Recreation 2024 Spring Program Guide IS NOW ONLINE! http://tinyurl.com/yt8ssxfl
Registration begins Friday, March 8th. Registration forms received before March 8 will be returned.
Printed/Mailed copies of the guide will be available shortly
Registration Form: http://bit.ly/39dKVn7
Register by mail or in-person at:
Jakes Branch County Park – Beachwood
Wells Mills County Park – Waretown
OC Parks Administration Office – Toms River
OC Parks Web Site: www.oceancountyparks.org
Administration Phone: (732) 506-9090

📚Ocean County Library has FREE services that can bring items to those who are homebound! 📚

Posted: March 13, 2024


It’s O’FISH-ally that time of year! St Francis of Assisi Parish and Center Fish Fry!

Posted: March 11, 2024


Happy Ramadan, Ocean County!

Posted: March 10, 2024

Learn more about Ramadan below!

Ramadan | Fasting, Traditions, & Facts | Britannica


The Ocean County Columbus Day Parade Committee is currently seeking businesses to advertise

Posted: March 9, 2024

 

Attention Business Owners! The Ocean County Columbus Day Parade Committee is currently seeking businesses to advertise in the 33rd annual OCCDP Ad Journal. Your ad in the journal will be visible at several events throughout the year and during the Ocean County Columbus Day Parade and Italian Festival. For more information and ad visit us here:
https://www.columbusnj.org/2024/OCCDP_Ad_Contract_2024.pdf

👗 Say yes to the dress at Ocean County Library 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟰 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗗𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗚𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗮𝘄𝗮𝘆! 👗

Posted: March 7, 2024

 

👗 Say yes to the dress at Ocean County Library 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟰 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗗𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗚𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗮𝘄𝗮𝘆! 👗
 
 
All events are from 4 pm – 8 pm
 
If you need a dress for prom, junior prom or the eighth-grade dance, then stop by our Toms River, Brick, and Little Egg Harbor Branches for our Prom Dress Giveaway Events. Dresses are completely FREE! No registration needed.
 
𝗧𝗼𝗺𝘀 𝗥𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗕𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗵:
Monday, March 11
Tuesday, March 12
Wednesday, March 13
𝗟𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗲 𝗘𝗴𝗴 𝗛𝗮𝗿𝗯𝗼𝗿 𝗕𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗵:
Tuesday, March 19
Wednesday, March 20
𝗕𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗸 𝗕𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗵:
Monday, March 25
Tuesday. March 26

🎳 Friends of Southern Ocean County Animal Shelter invite you to come have some fun at their bowling ‘fun’d raiser! 🎳

Posted: March 5, 2024
🎳 Friends of Southern Ocean County Animal Shelter invite you to come have some fun at their bowling ‘fun’d raiser! 🎳
 
100% of the proceeds benefit the Shelter.
Sunday March 10th – 11am-2pm
📍Thunderbird Lanes, 640 E. Bay Ave. Manahawkin
 
 
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #supportourcommunity #buyoceancounty #manahawkin #adoptdontshop #animalshelter

⚾️It’s a Home Run to Support our community!⚾️

Posted: March 3, 2024
 
⚾️Jersey Shore BlueClaws Charities Luxury Suite Raffle is back! Eight different winners (up from seven in previous years) will each earn a 10-game share of 2024 BlueClaws Luxury Suite. All proceeds from the raffle will directly benefit BlueClaws Charities and their annual grant program.
 
⚾️How It Works
A maximum of 300 raffle tickets will be sold, with each ticket sold for $100 each.
A portion of all raffle ticket sales will benefit BlueClaws Charities and their annual grant program. For more information on BlueClaws Charities, click here.
Eight winners (up from seven in previous years) will each earn a 10-game share of a 2024 BlueClaws Luxury Suite.
Those with multiple tickets are eligible to win multiple shares (if you have two tickets, you can win up to 20 games in a Suite).
 
⚾️Raffle winners will be drawn on March 22, 2024 at 3:00 pm EST. The drawing will be streamed on the Jersey Shore BlueClaws Facebook page.
 
https://www.milb.com/jersey-shore
 
⚾️2 Stadium Way, Lakewood
 
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportlocal #supportourcommunity #Lakewood #buyoceancounty #baseball #familyfun

🍀 Top of the Mornin’ to March! 🍀

Posted: March 1, 2024

🍀 Top of the Mornin’ to March! 🍀
 
Come find your 🍀’4 Leaf Clover’🍀 in Ocean County!
🍀https://oceancountytourism.com/request-a-complimentary-guide/🍀
 
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #WelcomeMarch #supportourcommunity

Join Lighthouse International Film Festival for screenings of the Oscar Nominated Shorts

Posted: February 28, 2024
🌟🎥 Big stories come in small packages! Join Lighthouse International Film Festival for screenings of the Oscar Nominated Shorts at the LBI Foundation of the Arts and Sciences!⁠ LBIF 🎥🌟
🎥Thursday, 2/29 Documentary 7:30 p.m.
🎥Friday, 3/1 Live Action 7:30 p.m.⁠
🎥Saturday, 3/2 Animation 1:00 p.m.⁠
 
 
https://lighthousefilmsociety.eventive.org/schedule
 
 
📍120 Long Beach Blvd, Loveladies
 
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #supportthearts #buyoceancounty #lbi #loveladies #films #oscarnominated #screening

🌏🌊Save Barnegat Bay invites students to join them for Student Grant Research Experience this summer! 🌊🌏

Posted: February 26, 2024
🌏🌊@Save Barnegat Bay invites students to join them for Student Grant Research Experience this summer! 🌊🌏
 
🌏Are you or someone you know an undergraduate student or college-bound high school senior; have you been wondering if there was a way you could help give your college career or application a boost???
🌊If so, then look no further because Save Barnegat Bay has you covered with our Student Grant Research Experience!!!
🌏Every year our organization offers students the opportunity to get PAID to do research on Barnegat Bay and YOU can be one of them!
In addition to earning up to $1,500 for the summer, program participants can earn course credit, research experience, mentorship, field experience, and so much more!
 
🌊Apply today and make your summer UNFORGETTABLE!
LINK TO APPLY:
 
https://ow.ly/l1tq50Qysz0
 
📍117 Haines Road, Toms River
 
Learn more about Save Barnegat Bay below!
https://savebarnegatbay.org/
 
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportlocal #protectourplanet #barnegatbay #tomsriver #tomsriverlocal #students #grantresearch #summer #fieldexperience #supportourcommunity

🎭🎬Surflight Theatre in Beach Haven announces Local Non AEA Adult Auditions for 2024 Season 🎬🎭

Posted: February 24, 2024

 

🎭🎬Surflight Theatre in Beach Haven announces Local Non AEA Adult Auditions for 2024 Season 🎬🎭
 
(Note that Childrens Auditions are by submission. All information on the website. )
 
When: March 2 and 3rd, 2024
Time: 10 am to 1 pm both days for Ages 18 and above.
 
Where: Surflight Theatre – 201 Engleside Avenue, Beach Haven
 
2024 Season: – All roles open. Surflight Theatre is fully committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in all casting consideration and hiring.
 
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET- May 30- June16
SOUTH PACIFIC – June 19 – July 7
FOOTLOOSE – July 9- July 28
TITANIC – July 30-August 18
HEAD OVER HEELS – August 20-September 1
Hoagy Carmichaels’ STARDUST ROAD – September 4-15
THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL – September 18-29
STEEL MAGNOLIAS – October 2-6
DADDY LONG LEGS – October 9-13
MIRACLE ON 34th STREET – November 30-December 15
 
🔴Please bring Headshot and Resume and 16 bars of a song of your choice and sheet music in the appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided.
🔴If you are only auditioning for the plays, please bring a monologue.
🔴Please bring at least one second contrasting piece prepared in case you are asked to sing it. You may be asked to stay to read or dance.
🔴Bring clothes appropriate for movement or dance call including ballet shoes and tap shoes if you tap.
🔴Please note: this audition is for LOCAL people only. To be considered local you MUST have your own housing that is in a commutable distance to Surflight Theatre and have reliable means of transportation to attend rehearsals and performances.
🔴AEA Members will be seen at this call as an EPA 10:00 to 5:30 and will be given priority. See EPA Notice.
🔴We are not accepting video submissions at this time.
🔴Email SurflightAuditions@gmail.com with questions.
 
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportlocal #supportthearts #auditions #LBI #beachhaven #showtime #supportourcommunity

Mark Those Calendars!

Posted: February 22, 2024


Shake, Rattle & Roll for a great cause!

Posted: February 20, 2024


❄️Safety in the Neighborhood: Helping Your Neighbors During the Winter Season! ❄️

Posted: February 18, 2024
 
❄️If someone you know is elderly or dependent on life-sustaining or health-related equipment such as a ventilator, respirator or oxygen concentrator, encourage them to be safe during severe weather and possible power outages.
 
•❄️ Offer to help them stock an emergency kit and go-bag including a flashlight and extra batteries, a battery-operated radio, bottled water, non-perishable foods, essential medicines and extra blankets or sleeping bags. For more details visit ready.nj.gov
•❄️ Encourage them to register as a person with a disability with Register Ready – New Jersey’s Special Needs Registry for Disasters. They can call NJ 2-1-1 for assistance or register online at registerready.nj.gov.
•❄️ Encourage them to also register with their local Office of Emergency Management, their local police department and utility company.
• ❄️Urge your neighbor to develop a list of emergency numbers and keep it handy. Ask them how you can be most helpful if they were to need assistance. Offer to include your neighbor’s emergency contacts in your list.
• ❄️Check on them after a storm or power outage.
• ❄️Assist them in staying connected. You can sign up for local emergency alerts with your local office of emergency management.
•❄️ To learn more and to download free Register Ready Brochures in multiple languages, including Spanish, visit registerready.nj.gov today!

🍽The OCVTS Brick Center invites you to dine in their newly opened ‘ Touch of Class’ Dining Room! 🍽

Posted: February 16, 2024
🍽The OCVTS Brick Center invites you to dine in their newly opened ‘ Touch of Class’ Dining Room! 🍽
 
NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 🍽 🍝
 
Open on: Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
 
📍350 Chambers Bridge Road Brick, NJ 08723
📞 1 (732) 286-5670
 
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #buyoceancounty #OCVTS #culinaryarts #Brick #dining

xo Happy Valentine’s Day! xo

Posted: February 14, 2024

 

Request a Complimentary Guide – Ocean County Tourism


The 2024 Ocean County Historic Preservation Award 🎠

Posted: February 12, 2024
🎠Congratulations to The Borough of Seaside Heights, NJ ! The Borough was selected to receive the 2024 Ocean County Historic Preservation Award for the meticulous restoration of the Dr. Floyd L. Moreland Carousel. 🎠
 
🎠Save the date as Family and friends are invited to attend the annual Salute to Ocean County ceremony on Thursday, May 16, 2024, at the Jay & Linda Grunin Center for the Arts , Ocean County College 🎠
🎠Reception at 6:30 pm with the formal ceremony commencing 7:00 pm.🎠
 
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #retoration #buyoceancounty #seasideheights #historicpreservation #tomsriver #tomsriverlocal #congratulations

✨✨✨Happy Chinese New Year! ✨✨✨

Posted: February 10, 2024
✨✨✨Happy Chinese New Year! ✨✨✨
🐉Did You know?! The festival is celebrated on the first day of the Chinese lunar calendar, which falls today! The festival is also known as the Spring Festival and is the most important festival in China and other East Asian countries.🐉

Ocean County Parks & Recreation is looking to hire Sports Staff.

Posted: February 9, 2024

Ocean County Parks & Recreation is looking to hire Sports Staff.

 

Ocean County Parks and Recreation is looking to hire Sports Staff.
You must be 17 years or older with an Ocean County Residents Driver’s License.
Questions? vwagner@co.ocean.nj.us or (732) 506-9090 x5951
Job Application link below:
http://tinyurl.com/yq3jhwsk

Posted: February 8, 2024


𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗦𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗿?

Posted: February 7, 2024

𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗦𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗿?

Register here: https://bit.ly/4aVXIe0

Bright lights, loud sounds, certain smells, particular colors, specific textures….people with Sensory Processing Disorder exhibit extreme sensitivity when they are exposed to one or more of these conditions. Yet many parents and caregivers lack a complete understanding of SPD even after their loved one has received the diagnosis. During this workshop, occupational therapists from Children’s Specialized Hospital will explain exactly what Sensory Processing Disorder is, the different types of SPD that exist, signs that your loved one may have SPD, how to cope with meltdowns that may occur as a result of exposure, and treatment options

 

 

 


✨Jackson Education Foundation is excited to announce our first annual Senior’s Senior Prom✨

Posted: February 5, 2024
Jackson Education Foundation is excited to announce our first annual Senior’s Senior Prom. Please share this flyer or post with local family members who are 55+.
 
Payments to reserve a ticket can be made at this cheddarup link below.
 
https://my.cheddarup.com/c/senior-s-senior-prom-puttin-on-the-ritz?cart
 
*We are looking for donations for food, table sponsors and favors.*
 
Thursday April 11th 6-8:30pm
 
📍Jackson Liberty High School – 125 N. Chapel Road, Jackson
 
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportourcommunity #seniorseniorprom #Jackson #buyoceancounty #puttinontheritz

🎭Lights,✨ Camera, 📸Action 🎬! 🎭 The Strand Theater in Lakewood Is Holding a Job Fair!

Posted: February 3, 2024
🎭Lights,✨ Camera, 📸Action 🎬! 🎭
The Strand Theater in Lakewood Is Holding a Job Fair!
 
 
The board members of the Strand Theater are hosting a Job Fair.
Saturday, February 10 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Strand Gallery.
 
Attendees will be treated to light fare at 10:30 a.m.
 
Available positions include technical crew, ushers, bartenders, and front of the house staff. Bring a resume and references.
 
For more information or questions, contact Courtney at Courtney@strand.org or 732-367-7789.
 
https://www.strand.org/
 
📍400 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood
 
📸Photo Credit The Strand Theater

Hello, February! There’s So Much to Love About Ocean County!

Posted: February 1, 2024


📍📚New Year, New Career: Fast-Track Job Training at Ocean County College📚📍

Posted: January 30, 2024
📍📚New Year, New Career: Fast-Track Job Training at Ocean County College📚📍
 
Ocean County College‘s Workforce and Professional Education (WPE) is offering a series of courses and training programs this spring designed for Ocean County residents who are looking for new career opportunities. Participants can get the skills and knowledge they need to succeed and earn valuable industry credentials in as little as three to six months.
 
OCC’s professional education courses and certificate programs prepare students for jobs in a number of fast-growing, high-demand fields, including:
• Veterinary Assistant
• Medical Billing and Coding
• EKG Technician
• Google IT Support
• Cisco Certified Network Administrator
• CompTIA Certified Professional
 
“Whether students are looking to expand their skills in their current field or discover an entirely new career, they have many options at Ocean County College,” said Dr. Joseph Konopka, OCC’s Vice President of Workforce and Professional Education. “Our fast-track training programs can help students secure immediate employment and industry-valued credentials through hands-on training by expert instructors.”
 
Classes for the spring session begin in February and registration is open now. To learn more about Workforce and Professional Education at Ocean County College and to explore the available courses, visit go.ocean.edu/wpe.
 
 
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #tomsriver #tomsriverlocal #workforce #professionaleducation

⚾️🇺🇸Jersey Shore BlueClaws in Lakewood is collecting nominations for their Military Appreciation Night (OceanFirst Bank) Jersey Ceremony on July 11th! ⚾️🇺🇸

Posted: January 28, 2024
 
➡️ Click to fill out the form, nominating a fallen military hero, and our players could wear a jersey featuring the name of your military hero.
Jerseys are presented to families after the game! https://bit.ly/4bbQ8fw
 
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #buyoceancounty #Lakewood #baseball #militaryappreciation
 
📸Photo Credit Jersey Shore BlueClaws

New Funding Opportunity for Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase II

Posted: January 26, 2024

New Funding Opportunity for Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase II

Deadline to apply: Tuesday, March 5, 2024

 

ACL’s National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) is announcing a new funding opportunity for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.

The purpose of the federal SBIR program is to stimulate technological innovation in the private sector, strengthen the role of small business in meeting federal research or research and development (R&D) needs, and improve the return on investment from federally funded research for economic and social benefits to the nation. NIDILRR’s SBIR program goal is to improve the lives of people with disabilities through R&D products generated by small businesses and to increase the commercial application of NIDILRR-supported research results and R&D products. All SBIR projects funded by NIDILRR must address the needs of individuals with disabilities and promote their health and function, community living, or employment outcomes.

The objective of Phase II is to continue the research or R&D effort initiated in Phase I with approaches that exhibit potential for commercial application. SBIR Phase I grantees who successfully completed their Phase I grant in fiscal years 2022, 2023, or 2024 are eligible to apply. Phase I grantees with funding from NIDILRR or another agency are eligible to apply as long as their applications describe research projects that aim to improve the lives of people with disabilities. Applicants must also continue to meet the criteria of small business concerns. Phase II awards are for periods up to two years.


🏖❄️Come Warm up and have a Blast at The Winter Beach Blast! ❄️🏖

Posted: January 24, 2024
🏖❄️Come Warm up and have a Blast at The Winter Beach Blast! ❄️🏖
 
🏖❄️Ocean County Parks & Recreation invites you to join the summer fun… in winter!
Saturday February 17th – 1pm-3pm ❄️🏖
 
📍Ocean County Mall, Toms River
 
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportlocal #supportourcommunity #tomsriver #tomsriverlocal #oceancountyparks #parksandrec

🩷Deborah Heart and Lung Center will host their 13th annual Women’s Health Expo Saturday, February 3rd! 🩷

Posted:
🩷Deborah Heart and Lung Center will host their 13th annual Women’s Health Expo
Saturday, February 3rd! 🩷
 
📍The Clarion: 815 Route 37 West, Toms River.
 
For information, visit https://ow.ly/XSFW50Qpxmb
 
 
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #buyoceancounty #womenshealthexpo #hearthealth #healthandwellness #tomsriver #tomsriverlocal

Ocean County Special Needs Registry

Posted: January 22, 2024
The Ocean County Special Needs Registry is a collaborative effort between the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office and the Ocean County Police Chiefs Association, available to all citizens with special needs who reside, attend school or are employed in Ocean County. The goal of the Special Needs Registry is to ensure all Ocean County residents who may be in need of special assistance are able to get the help and support they need in a time of emergency or during interaction with Law Enforcement, Fire or EMS personnel.
For more information or to register please visit: www.OCSNRNJ.com.

Business Professional Women Southern Ocean County 2024

Posted: January 20, 2024

BPWSOC Scholarships

Business Professional Women Southern Ocean County 2024 Scholarship Applications are now available to download at bpwsoc.org/scholarships.html.  Deadline to apply is April 30, 2024 for Education or Equipment.  Qualifications: female applicant must be 25 years or older and a permanent resident in Ocean County.  BPWSOC reserves the right to determine if all awarded funds are used for their intended purpose.  The determination of awards by the Board of BPWSOC is final.  For any questions, contact us at info@bpwsoc.org

 

https://www.bpwsoc.org/scholarships.html

info@bpwsoc.org

 

 


Upcoming Winter Fun at Cloverdale Farm County Park!

Posted: January 18, 2024

 

Barnegat – Ocean County Commissioner Virginia E. Haines announces that the Ocean County Department of Parks & Recreation will be conducting the following programs at Cloverdale Farm County Park located at 34 Cloverdale Road, Barnegat, NJ 08005. To receive more information on how to register for programs and to receive a Parks & Recreation Newsletter, call (732) 506-9090 or visit our website at www.oceancountyparks.org.

Friday, January 26, 5:306:30 pm Are you adventurous? If so, you will enjoy the Owl Prowl, a guided walk through the forest looking and listening for Great Horned Owls and Eastern Screech Owls. If we are lucky enough, we will get to see one up close and personal! Please be prepared to walk one mile at a moderate pace. If the weather is overcast or if there are high winds, the program will be canceled. Ages: 9–Adult. Cost is $5 per person. Program number is 446530–1A.

 

 

Friday, January 26, 10:00 am4:00 pm Join local basket maker Mary May in creating a rectangular woven work basket, 23-inch long x 17-inch wide x 12.5-inch tall, with traditional bushel handles. It is perfect for holding throws in the living room this winter or carrying laundry throughout the house. This durable basket will have three runners to support weight. Experienced weavers only, with more than four basket making experiences. Please bring $175.00 in exact change for the instructor and materials. Ages: Adult. Registration fee is $5 per person. Program number is 446186–8E.

 

Saturday, January 27, 10:00 am4:00 pm Join local basket maker Mary May in creating a rectangular woven work basket, 23-inch long x 17-inch wide x 12.5-inch tall, with traditional bushel handles. It is perfect for holding throws in the living room this winter or carrying laundry throughout the house. This durable basket will have three runners to support weight. Experienced weavers only, with more than four basket making experiences. Please bring $175.00 in exact change for the instructor and materials.  Ages: Adult. Registration fee is $5 per person. Program number is 446186–8E.


❄️☃️ On Cold days, think warm thoughts… in Ocean County! ☃❄️

Posted: January 16, 2024
❄️☃️ On Cold days, think warm thoughts… in Ocean County! ☃❄️
 
Request your Ocean County travel guide below!
 
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportlocal #supportsmallbusinessness #buyoceancounty #winterfun #snowmuchfun

𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗗𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗚𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗮𝘄𝗮𝘆 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟰: 𝗖𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻

Posted: January 14, 2024

 

𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗗𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗚𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗮𝘄𝗮𝘆 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟰: 𝗖𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻
We are accepting gently used prom dresses from January 2nd until February 23rd. Short and long styles from within the last 5 years. Please donate dry cleaned dresses ready for attending prom. No accessories, shoes or purses. Donations collected at all Ocean County Library Branches until February 23rd.

MLK Day Morning Fuel & Call to Service:

Posted: January 12, 2024
Jewish Federation of Ocean County invites you to join the Virtual Webinar: MLK Day Morning Fuel & Call to Service:
 
Exploring the Intersection of Black & Jewish Identity in America
January 15th, 2024 at 11AM
Register for the virtual webinar below!
 
 
 
 
jewishoceancounty.org
 
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #buyoceancounty #supportourcommunity #MLK #calltoservice

✨ Hello, Ocean County! ✨

Posted: January 10, 2024
✨ Hello, Ocean County! ✨
 
Meet Justin Hurley and Matt Moscatelli , Featured Photographers at North Hall Gallery, Point Pleasant Beach!
 
Justin Hurley – Hello! I am a photographer based out of New Jersey. I have been passionate about photography for over 4 years now and have gained a lot of knowledge about it. I love nature photography, Landscape photography,
pr
 These are what I spend most of my time doing and improving upon. However, I still enjoy other types of photography that I have not mentioned.
I am 17 years old and currently attend Point Boro High School. Photography is one of the many things that I enjoy doing with my time and strive to get better at. Thank you for taking an interest in my work! I hope photography leaves the same impact on you as it has on me.
 
My name is Matt Moscatelli, and I am 30 years old, born and raised in New Jersey. I am a full-time Registered Nurse, but my days off consist of planning trips to explore this beautiful planet we call home. I am just a guy who became very addicted to traveling, and somewhere along the way, I picked up a camera. I have become a part-time photographer, searching for nature’s magical moments, attempting to capture them through my lens. I am passionate about landscapes, night photography, and seascapes. When I started up with photography I remember feeling as if I was this free spirit.
 
Photography helped me see how beautiful the world around us truly is. It taught me how to value and appreciate those small, yet beautiful moments that most people go through their entire lives without even noticing. Laying under the stars, and watching the sky burst into all different shades of pink, purple, orange, and yellow – these are the moments that make me feel most alive. I hope some of these moments I have captured and displayed here today can leave you with a similar feeling as it has left me with.
 
📍NORTH HALL GALLERY, Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church
Sunday, January 7th through February 2, 2024
Weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
(Closed Wednesdays)

New Year Clean Up!

Posted: January 8, 2024
🌲🌳 Wilderness Wednesday in Ocean County! 🌳🌲
 
🌏On Saturday, January 13th, at 10:00 AM, WMA 14 Ambassador Melanie will be hosting a cleanup with Ocean County Clean Communities.
 
🌏Meet at the Boat Ramp at Great Bay Boulevard in Little Egg Harbor (on the right after the first bridge (39.5631660, -74.3420617)). Dress for the weather and bring water! Gloves, grabbers, bags, and vests will be provided.
 
🌏Sign up using this link https://forms.gle/sRKgWigum43X7iDNA
or emailing wma14.njwap@gmail.com
 
 
📍 Boat Ramp at Great Bay Boulevard in Little Egg Harbor
 
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #buyoceancounty #supportsmallbusiness #cleanup

Senior Employment Assistance Program

Posted: January 4, 2024


Happy New Year, Ocean County!

Posted: January 2, 2024


TRAC: Portraits of The Jersey Shore Book Signing Meet and Greet

Posted: December 30, 2023


Happy Kwanzaa!

Posted: December 26, 2023


Merry Christmas, Ocean County!

Posted: December 25, 2023


Recycle those trees!

Posted: December 23, 2023

 

REMINDER: Most of your Ocean County Parks are accepting your real Christmas Trees for you to recycle, so we can recycle. Please don’t send them to the landfill as we can put them to good use. The parks are accepting trees through the first week of January. Thank you.


𝗖𝗶𝘁𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽 𝗣𝗿𝗲𝗽 𝗖𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘀 – 𝗥𝗲𝗴𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗡𝗼𝘄 𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗻 Ocean County Library Lakewood Branch

Posted: December 21, 2023

𝗖𝗶𝘁𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽 𝗣𝗿𝗲𝗽 𝗖𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘀 – 𝗥𝗲𝗴𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗡𝗼𝘄 𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗻
Ocean County Library Lakewood Branch
 
This 8-week class will help you pass the naturalization test to become a US Citizen. Classes will be every Thursday from January 11 – February 29, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm. To be eligible, you must be a qualified immigrant at least 18 years or older.
 
Attendance at all sessions is required. Class size is limited. Registration begins December 4th. To register, contact 732-363-1435 ext. 2100 or in person.

A Message from The Ocean County Sheriff!

Posted: December 19, 2023

 

As we are in the busy holiday season; The Ocean County Sheriff reminds the public to lock your doors at all times and hang onto your possessions when in crowded areas and parking lots! Report all suspicious activity to your local police!


Winter Fun for the whole Family!

Posted: December 17, 2023

 

Casino Pier, Seaside Heights


Give the Gift of Summer Fun!

Posted: December 15, 2023


Ocean County Small Business;🧼Meet Thomas owner of Savvy Fit Soaps in Ocean County🧼

Posted: December 13, 2023

 

 
🧼Meet Thomas owner of Savvy Fit Soaps in Ocean County🧼
“Why did you get into making natural skincare?” His answer may not surprise you; “FRUSTRATION”
“As a new dad combing through the aisle of “natural” bath and body products, I was absolutely irritated to see how (to this day) natural has a VERY mixed meaning. I did something about it rather than complain.”
🧼Starting out, Savvy Fit Soaps had 3 soap bars that were inspired by a soap making chemist in Pennsylvania who taught Thomas a bit about the process, although she was using tallow (the fat of farm animals) Thomas aspired to create a plant-based brand, using only rich oils and butters, spa-like exfoliants, and truly active essential oils.
🧼The first 3 bars, though not yet named at the time, were what is now known as DEFENSE, MOMINTUM, and ZEST EVER. Soon after, MAGIC LOTION was created. Today, Savvy Fit Soaps has 11 total Soaps, 2 candles,2 moisturizers ,2 Deodorants, a Body Wash, &accessories.
🧼Though the Savvy Fit Soaps brand has really expanded in a short time, one of the things Thomas is most proud of is how the company really has become part of the Ocean County community. We’ve helped raise over $20,000 in 2023 for nonprofit organizations through fundraising (using the sale of our products), as well as through the sponsorship of over 100 non-profit events. Savvy Fit Soaps also takes a small roll in helping to give employment to the amazing members of @thearcocean .
“The wonderful people at The Arc label all our thousands of soap-savers. We look forward to the day that we get big enough that they are labeling 10s of 1000s of these for us regularly.”
🧼“Ocean County is a special place. There are many kinds of people and different kinds of natural landscapes. Although some of the towns are big, we all seem to be connected and know each other either directly or through a friend. Businesses like to work together and help each other, and people take pride in things that are “from Jersey.” – Thomas
 
Learn More below!
https://www.savvyfitsoaps.com/pages/fundraising
 
💙Support Small Business, They Support our communities! 💙

 

 


✨Hello, Ocean County! ✨ Meet 11-year-old Riel!

Posted: December 11, 2023
 
✨Hello, Ocean County! ✨ Meet 11-year-old Riel!
 
Riel’s talent, creativity & love of sweets has evolved into a 3-generation woman-owned candy business, alongside her mother & grandmother!
The Eye Candy Shoppe is based out of Ocean County!
 
Riel has a passion for drawing eyes, hence the design and name of her candy shoppe, not only is she a young entrepreneur, with the support from her amazing family…. She & her family give back too, by working with a local organization in Long Branch that provides children with eyeglasses!
You can currently @theeyecandyshoppe at many festivals and events-
 
What does she love most about Ocean County?! The Beaches! 🏖
 
It was “SWEET” meeting a young Ocean County entrepreneur & her family, the apple of an industrious spirit doesn’t fall from the tree, as her family owns @gardenstatedistillery located in @downtowntomsriver too!
 
Visit the Distillery Below!
https://gardenstatedistillery.com/
📍13 Washington Street, Toms River
 
#101thingstodo #oceancountytourism #shoplocal #shopsmallbusiness #buyoceancounty #freezedriedcandy #eatlocal #entrepreneur

Ocean County Parks & Recreation Winter Program Guide 2024 is now online:

Posted: December 9, 2023
 
 
Ocean County Parks & Recreation Winter Program Guide 2024 is now online:
Link to Guide: https://tinyurl.com/yt8ssxfl
Registration begins Wednesday, Nov 29
REGISTRATION INFO: as of 11/29
Registration Form: http://bit.ly/39dKVn7
Register by mail or in-person at:
Jakes Branch County Park – Beachwood
Wells Mills County Park – Waretown
OC Parks Administration Office – Toms River
OC Parks Web Site: www.oceancountyparks.org
Administration Phone: (732) 506-9090
 
 
#101thingstodo #oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #supportourcommunity #buyoceancounty #getoutside #wildernesswednesday

Happy Hanukkah, Ocean County!

Posted: December 7, 2023


🐢 ‘Turtle-ly’ 🐢Awesome things in Ocean County!

Posted: December 3, 2023
Did you know?! Ocean County Parks & Recreation teaches virtual nature lessons that are available on YouTube! How 🐢 ‘Turtle-ly’ 🐢Awesome  is that!
 
#101thingstodo #oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportourcommunity #nature #virtual #youtube #learn #supportlocal #oceancountyparks

🎁✨Unwrap Ocean County! ✨🎁

Posted: December 1, 2023


JBIZ Expo & Conference: Uniting Business, Communities, Members and Chamber Affiliates under one Roof!

Posted: November 29, 2023


📢The Ocean County Department of Business Development & Tourism has been allocated funds in Ocean County American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)

Posted: November 27, 2023
📢The Ocean County Department of Business Development & Tourism has been allocated funds in Ocean County American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to support small businesses and non-profit organizations in the travel, tourism, and hospitality industries that have experienced a financial hardship due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 📢
 
The Covid-19 caused or exacerbated financial hardship faced by the entity must have occurred between the period of March 11,2020-December 31,2022.
 
 

✨Help honor each and every veteran interred at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Toms River!✨

Posted: November 25, 2023
🇺🇸✨Help us honor each and every veteran interred at St. Joseph’s Cemetery by sponsoring a wreath for this year’s National Wreaths Across America Day. Your support will be a tribute to their sacrifice and a symbol to their loved ones, and everyone in the community, that they are not forgotten!
 
Maximize the number of wreaths placed on veteran graves by ordering through our sponsor group, “St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleum (NJ0149)” at https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/NJ0149
Please share this post and thank you to everyone who helps us reach our goal of honoring every veteran interred at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. ✨🇺🇸
 
Click below to support our interred Veteran’s below this holiday season!
WreathsAcrossAmerica.org/NJ0149
 
Wreaths Across America, St. Josephs Cemetery, Toms River, NJ
 
Ceremony will take place Saturday December 16th @ 12pm.
 
#101thingstodo #oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #buyoceancounty #tomsriver #tomsriverlocal #supportourcommunity

Happy Thanksgiving, Ocean County!

Posted: November 23, 2023


🍃✨🍁#101thingstodo !Tis’ the season for Gratitude! 🍁✨🍃

Posted: November 22, 2023
 
A perfect place for the Gratitude Scavenger Hunt is at one of our amazing Ocean County Parks & Recreation, grab your family,friends & enjoy one of Ocean County’s 27 beautiful parks! 🍁✨🍃
 
📍Find one below!
https://oceancountyparks.org/frmFindPark
 
#oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #getoutside #buyoceancounty #parks #gratitude #scavengerhunt #family #friends #oceancountyparks

Ocean County Thanksgiving Meals 2023

Posted: November 20, 2023


You are cordially invited to Ocean County’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony!

Posted: November 18, 2023


🛖🍭🍬 Cattus Island Gingerbread House contest is back!🍬🍭🛖

Posted: November 16, 2023
🛖🍭🍬 Cattus Island Gingerbread House contest is back!🍬🍭🛖
 
Mark you calendars and start those blueprints!
Cattus Island Gingerbread House Contest:
Theme: Out in Nature
RULES AND INFORMATION
1. Drop off all entries to the Cooper Environmental Center, Cattus Island County Park, 1170 Cattus Island Blvd., Toms River, NJ from December 13-17th from 8:30am-4:00pm. No houses will be accepted after that time.
2. Entries will be assigned an entry number so each will be judged anonymously.
3. Entries will be judged and ribbons/prizes will be awarded to top entries in each category.
Categories include: Youth (0-6) Youth (7-12) Teens (13-17) Adults (18+)
4. All entries will be displayed from December 20-December 31—10:00am to 4:00pm. All entries are eligible for People’s Choice Award votes which will be collected during this time. Only one vote per person permitted.
5. Entries can be picked up January 3 to January 7—8:30am to 4:00pm
6. OCPR reserves the right to photograph entries and give credit to creators for promotional purposes, including Facebook/Instagram, website etc.
7. Entries must be constructed on a 12 inch by 12 inch mounting board. Entries may not be larger than 12 inches wide by 12 inches long by 12 inches high.
8. Only 1 entry per person.
 
#101thingstodo #oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #tomsriver #tomsriverlocal #gingerbreadhouses #supportourcommunity #buyoceancounty #countyparks