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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

Wreaths Across America at St. Joseph’s Cemetery

Posted: November 14, 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.

Happy Diwali!

Posted: November 12, 2023


Thank You Veterans!

Posted: November 11, 2023


Left Over Candy?! Send it to our Heroes!

Posted: November 9, 2023


Rock the Vote! Today!

Posted: November 7, 2023


Veterans Day at JBJ Soul Kitchen!

Posted: November 6, 2023


Community Cleanup Day!

Posted: November 4, 2023


The Nook is holding a personal care 🧴🪒🧼 donation drive for the families of Ocean County

Posted: November 2, 2023

 

 

The Nook is holding a personal care 🧴🪒🧼 donation drive for the families of Ocean County and they need your help. Please help spread the word.
 
Please check out their list and drop-off at one of the Bright Harbor locations listed on the flyer.
OPEN HOUSE on Tuesday, November 7th 12-2pm or 4-6pm.
 
Bright Harbor Healthcare
Can’t make it just shop directly off the Amazon Wish List:
 
https://www.amazon.com/…/ls/RRTV7FC3Z76T/ref=hz_ls_biz_ex
 
For more information, please reach out TheNook@brightharbor.org
 
#101thingstodo #oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportlocal #supportourcommunity #openhouse

Have a ‘Boo-tiful’ & Safe Halloween!

Posted: October 31, 2023


The Ocean County Historical Society’s 35th Annual Holiday Gifts, Crafts & Collectible Faire!

Posted: October 29, 2023


#SupportSmallBusiness!

Posted: October 27, 2023


The 84th Annual Toms River Fire Co. #1 Halloween Parade!

Posted: October 25, 2023


NJ Maritime Museum is seeking auction Donations!

Posted: October 23, 2023


#101thingstodo benefitting The Children’s Specialized Hospital

Posted: October 21, 2023

Saturday, November 18, 2023

1:00pm

The Sawmill
1807 Boardwalk
Seaside Park, NJ 08752

https://toddfrazier.events/


✨📸 ‘Picture’ it now! Your photo could be on our 2024 Ocean County Travel Guide! 📸✨

Posted: October 19, 2023

✨📸 ‘Picture’ it now! Your photo could be on our 2024 Ocean County Travel Guide! 📸✨
 
Submit your photos taken in Ocean County for a chance to grace our cover. 😉
 
What do I get if my photo is chosen? Bragging rights & photo credit of course! 🤗
 
Please send your pics below by Friday 10/27
📧octourism@co.ocean.nj.us
 
#101thingstodo #oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #buyoceancounty #pictureitnow #photos #oceancounty

Art District Exhibition!

Posted: October 17, 2023


A Need We Feed Turkey Drive!

Posted: October 15, 2023


Scare Away Stigma!

Posted: October 13, 2023


1st Annual Walk!

Posted: October 11, 2023


Happy Columbus Day!

Posted: October 9, 2023


🍂🍃🍁Fall Harvest Festival benefiting Providence House! 🍂🍃🍁

Posted: October 7, 2023
🍂🍃🍁 Happy Fall Ya’ll ! Come out Saturday 10/14 to The Mauve Shoppe Fall Harvest Festival benefiting Providence House! 🍁🍃🍂
 
🛍Vendors, 🎃🎨pumpkin painting, 🍽food & 🎼music!
 
📍 Roxy’s Bar and Grille 11 Kettle Creek Road, Toms River
 
#101thingstodo #oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #buyoceancounty #tomsrier #tomsriverlocal #supportourcommunity #supportsmallbusiness

🎭Did you know? 🎭

Posted: October 5, 2023
🎭Did you know? 🎭
‘The famous theater architect, Thomas Lamb, was commissioned in the early 1900s by the Ferber Amusement Company to design a theater in Lakewood. The vision for the theater was not only to provide an aesthetically appealing venue, but also one that would encourage Broadway producers to utilize it as a tryout theater before moving their shows to Broadway.
 
In 1922, The Strand Theater in Lakewood the opened in a time when Lakewood was a popular playground for the rich and famous, including big names such as President Grover Cleveland and John D. Rockefeller. Architecturally, THE STRAND has exemplary sight lines, with no obstructing pillars or uprights. The acoustics are notably effective since it was built at a time when performers relied mainly on their own voices. Today, THE STRAND is known as one of the best acoustical theaters in the nation and is a top live entertainment venue.’
 
🎭Check out upcoming shows below! 🎭
https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16572/the-strand-theater
 
📍400 Clifton Ave, Lakewood

Tee-Off for a Cause at A Need We Feed’s Inaugural Golf Outing!

Posted: October 3, 2023


The Annual Spaghetti Dinner & Car Raffle Drawing

Posted: September 29, 2023


West Dover Fall Fest

Posted: September 27, 2023

West Dover Fall Fest

We are currently looking for unique vendors to join our 4th annual fall festival. This event is family friendly and free admission. There will be food trucks, games, inflatables, pumpkin decorating patch, and more. If you would like to be a vendor, please use the link to register.

 

https://protect-usb.mimecast.com/s/owmFC93ER6sBQAWuoOOo0?domain=my.cheddarup.com

 

https://protect-usb.mimecast.com/s/qIP6CGwVynIMK32hKirov?domain=facebook.com

wdptoboard@googlegroups.com

7322396450

 

Location:

Toms River

 

Date & Time:

Friday, October 20th 5-8pm

 

Accessibility:

Wheelchair accessible


Water Water Everywhere!

Posted: September 25, 2023

 

 

Embark with us on an exhibition of oceans, rivers, and everything water. Featuring Jim Inzero, “Water, Water, Everywhere” explores how 20th-century and contemporary artists portray water through ceramic, textile, and painting.

Pumpkin Spice, and everything nice! Happy Fall, Ocean County!

Posted: September 23, 2023

 

https://oceancountytourism.com/events

 

 


Toms River Fire Co. #1 Halloween Parade

Posted: September 21, 2023


‘Run’ on Over to St. Francis Community Center!

Posted: September 19, 2023


Boat Flare Disposal Event Sponsored by the Ocean County Board of Commissioners

Posted: September 17, 2023


Happy Rosh Hashanah!

Posted: September 15, 2023

 

Did you know that Rosh Hashanah means “head of the year” and is commonly known as the Jewish New Year. It is the day on which the year number changes. Rosh Hashanah is a solemn and holy time. It occurs on the first and second days of Tishri, which falls in September or October.  A two-day celebration that begins on the first day of Tishrei, which is the seventh month of the ecclesiastical year.


Local Nonprofits, Pointsgiving wants you!

Posted: September 13, 2023


We Will Always Remember!

Posted: September 11, 2023


Happy Grandparents Day, Ocean County!

Posted: September 10, 2023


Fall 2023 Tree Program!

Posted: September 8, 2023


Sparks B.F.F. Reading Club Toiletries Drive !

Posted: September 6, 2023


⚡️When thunder roars, go indoors! ⚡️

Posted: September 3, 2023

 

⚡️For the safety of yourself, others & emergency personnel, when thunder roars, go indoors! ⚡️
 
https://oceancountytourism.com/safe-beach-day/
 
#101thingstodo #oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #safety

Welcomes September!

Posted: September 1, 2023

Wishing all of the students, teachers & staff in Ocean County a Happy, Safe School Year!


Respect the Ocean & Emergency Personnel

Posted: August 30, 2023
🌊The hurricanes off of the coast are not expected to hit NJ, it is predicted that we still will see residual effects within the surf. Please respect the rules set forth at your local beach by Lifeguards to ensure the safety of yourself, others & emergency personnel. 🌊
 
Check live Ocean County Beach conditions below!
https://oceancountytourism.com/safe-beach-day/
 
#101thingstodo #oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #safebeachday #staysafe #labordayweekend #breakthegripoftherip

🚓 Toms River Police Department is hosting #NationalNightOut! 🚓

Posted: August 29, 2023
🚓 Toms River Police Department is hosting #NationalNightOut, on August 31st! 🚓
 
Huddy Park (39 E. Walter Street) – 5-8 p.m.
 
Come check out the awesome first responder displays, participate in our police obstacle course, enjoy cuisine from local food trucks, don’t forget the face painting, Around the World in TR walk, stop at our community partner tents, see the K9 and motorcycle demos, and enjoy some popcorn and cotton candy; all while listening to music and having a blast with friends, family, and our awesome community!
 
 
#101thingstodo #oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #buyoceancounty #supportourcommunity #tomsriver #tomsriverlocal

📚OCVTS is offering a 12 week ” Introduction to Sales” beginning September 13th! 📚

Posted: August 27, 2023
📚OCVTS is offering a 12 week ” Introduction to Sales” beginning September 13th! 📚
 
Looking for a job, thinking about a career change, ever thought about a sales career? This class is for you!
https://www.ocvts.org/
 
 
#101thingstodo #oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #supportlocal #OCVTS #employment #careers #tomsriver #tomsriverlocal

🏍 #supportourcommunity at the 9th annual Memorial Charity Ride & Drive! 🏍

Posted: August 25, 2023


🗑There’s an App for that! 😉🗑

Posted: August 23, 2023
🗑There’s an App for that! 😉🗑
 
Is your trash pilling up? Do you keep forgetting to take your trash out on collection day? We can help!
Download the Recycle Coach App, get notifications on collections, get guidance on how to dispose of your waste, and more!
Learn more at: https://www.co.ocean.nj.us/…/Solid…/frmRecycleCoach.aspx
@recyclecoachapp Recycle Coach
#101thingstodo #oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #protectourplanet #OceanCounty #Recycle #Trash #Wastemanagement #NJ #jerseyshore #trashreminders

“Ray and Pennys Kids Day at the Dock”

Posted: August 21, 2023
It’s 🐟O’Fish-cially🐟 time for The Dock Outfitters annual  sponsored by Berkeley Striper Club Youth Education Fund.
 
 
📅Thursday, August 24th, 8-12.
 
 
🎣🦀🐟Fishing rods, traps, and bait will be provided, or you can bring your own. 🐟🦀🎣 Kids will learn to fish and crab!
 
Come out for a great day in honor of our beloved friend Ray Nebus.
 
📍5 Route 35 S, Seaside Heights
 
#101thingstodo #oceancountytourism #exploreoceancounty #fishing #crabbing #supportlocal #protectourwaterways #supportourcommunity

Crabs for a Cause!

Posted: August 19, 2023


Free Cardiac & Concussion Screenings for Kids

Posted: August 17, 2023

Free Cardiac & Concussion Screenings for Kids Community Medical Center and the Matthew J. Morahan, III Health Assessment Center for Athletes, are offering free cardiac and concussion screenings for young athletes! Register online at https://www.rwjbh.org/events/event/?event=35951.

 

Cardiac Screening:

 

Open to the first 75 athletes | 6-18 years old

 

Concussion Screening:

 

Open to the first 75 athletes | 5-18 years old

 

Screenings are recommended to be repeated every 2 years.

 

When preliminary testing to identify, serious cardiac problems is provided to young athletes, sudden cardiac arrest and tragic deaths may be avoided. Ninety percent of sudden cardiac deaths in young athletes occur during or after athletic activities and hidden heart conditions are often the cause. This cardiac screening will help to identify children, aged six to 18 years of age, who may require further testing or intervention.

 

The concussion baseline screening is for children, ages five to 18 years old. Having a concussion baseline study (ImPACT) can help identify issues in the future. Children five to 11 will be tested on an iPad which is much more game-like and makes the testing fun. If a child is believed to have suffered a head injury, this screening test may be used to evaluate the severity of the head injury and determine when it is safe to return to normal activities.

 

The screenings are being offered at Toms River Intermediate East with Community Medical Center and the Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes, both part of RWJBarnabas Health. The Morahan Center provides education, evaluation, and assessment of sports injury and sports-related cardiac and concussion screenings.

 

Contact Information

Kristine Field

kristine.field@rwjbh.org

Our Website

 

https://www.rwjbh.org/events/event/?event=35951

kristine.field@rwjbh.org

 

 

Location:

Toms River Intermediate East 1519 Hooper Avenue Toms River, NJ 08753

 

Date & Time:

August 19, 9 am – Noon


School Supply Drive & Back to School Spectacular!

Posted: August 15, 2023