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Chamber hosts annual dinner
Local businesses, volunteers honored
BY KIMBERLY MOLLO
THE OCEAN STAR

Love is in the air
And more dollars are in merchants’ pockets
Valentine’s Day provides a nice mid-winter boost
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POINT PLEASANT BEACH — The Point Pleasant Beach Chamber of Commerce honored several volunteers and businesses that have dedicated their time and effort to giving back to the local community during its annual installation dinner dance, here. The annual chamber dinner dance began at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, at Martell’s Tiki Bar in Point Pleasant Beach. The event featured hors d’oeuvres and an hour-long open bar. The band The Funktion provided live entertainment during the event. The recipients for the organization of the year, business of the year, volunteer of the year, service award of the year and humanitarian of the year were also recognized at the dinner dance. This year, Ocean Medical Center was named organization of the year; Alex’s Bait and Tackle has been named business of the year; Toni Pecunia of Shore to Recover has been named volunteer of the year, and Pastor John Durante has been named humanitarian of the year. Rebecca Biskaduros and her business Sea & Green received the service award of the year.

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OCEAN COUNTY — Roses are red, violets are blue, Valentine’s Day is today, and local businesses are ready for the boost in sales to come through. Whether they specialize in popular Valentine’s Day gifts, like chocolate or flowers, or special salon treatments and packages for couples to look their best, local businesses were readying for the busy week leading up to the Feb. 14 holiday.

HOW SWEET IT IS All week long, Sue’s Gift Box & Sweet Shoppe in Point Pleasant has been preparing for Valentine’s Day to give the people what they want — candy. Owner Susan Blake said her business, located on Bridge Avenue, sees a nice spike in sales during the holiday. She said Valentine’s Day is one of the shop’s biggest holidays each year, with the biggest being Christmas. Sue’s Gift Box & Sweet Shoppe employees started making things like decorative bows as early as January in preparation for today. The sweet treats themselves are not made in advance, as the

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Purple Iris Flower Shop owner Patricia DaSilva [above] and her husband, Frank DaSilva [top], worked on many Valentine’s Day arrangements this week. At Gerard’s Liquor Store, manager Kim Colberg [below, left] and owner Joe Stephens Jr. made sure the store’s holiday merchandise was ready to go.

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Point Pleasant Beach Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Carol Vaccaro [left] and Viola Salvato, assistant executive director, welcomed locals to the chamber’s annual installation dinner dance last Saturday.

A celebratory week for cops
Bay Head hires officer, Point man promoted
BY BREANNE MCCARTHY & CAREN CATERINA
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JERSEY SHORE — It was a proud week for two local officers and their respective police departments, here. On Monday evening, the Bay Head Police

Department officially welcomed Officer Robert Sherman, of Brick, to the force. Meanwhile, Point Pleasant resident Justin Macko was promoted to the rank of sergeant in Sea Girt after serving for more than one decade in the borough. For the full story on Officer Sherman’s hiring, see page 3. For the full story on Sgt. Macko’s promotion, see page 8.

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ness Alex’s Bait and Tackle, is a member of the chamber’s board of directors. Alex’s Bait and Tackle has been in business for 10 years at its location along the Manasquan Inlet. Mr. Palizzolo has donated his time to the chamber and recreation committee, according to Ms. Vaccaro. Ms. Pecunia, a resident of Point Pleasant Beach whose home was partially flooded during Hurricane Sandy, formed Shore 2 Recover with Jamie Pawlowski as a way to give back to the community and the first responders who rushed to assist the ravaged Shore. Her inspiration was the tremendous outpouring of support and sense of community evoked by the storm. Ms. Pecunia has procured a group of highly qualified individuals willing to dedicate their time and resources to this end. Ms. Pecunia and the Shore 2 Recover team have assisted 582 families, four small businesses, six schools and a free summer camp for special needs children in just one year’s time. In addition to storm relief, Ms. Pecunia manages the Beanery in Point Pleasant Beach. She is also a proud mother of two and enjoys spending quality time with her family. Pastor Durante attended Calvary Chapel Bible College in southern California where he met his wife, Christina. After living in Maui, Hawaii, for one and one-half years, he moved back to the Calvary Chapel Bible College where he took a faculty and staff position. During that time, he and his To date, Sea & Green has donated more than $21,000 to SURF. Ocean Medical Center’s journey began in the 1960s, when the community recognized the need for a hospital in Brick. Nearly 30 years later, Ocean Medical Center has grown into a tremendous health and wellness resource for the residents in Ocean and southern Monmouth counties. Ocean Medical Center also operates the state’s first Satellite Emergency Department in Point Pleasant, called the Ocean Care Center, which provides emergency services 24/7. Additionally located in Point Pleasant and affiliated with Ocean Medical Center is Meridian Life Fitness and Rehabilitation. The fitness center is focused on building the health and wellness status of the community through quality care, community education and outreach services. Regina Foley, vice president of operations at Ocean Medical Center, said she and her organization were “very flattered” by the honor. “We think the world of the Point Pleasant Beach Chamber,” she said. She said the chamber of commerce does “a lot of great activities” for residents in the local community, and that the Ocean Care Center and Meridian Life Fitness and Rehabilitation will continue to do their part to care for those same residents. “We’re really happy about the recognition,” Ms. Foley said. “We’re glad we can continue to be here for the community.” Kimberly Mollo covers Point Pleasant Beach for The Ocean Star. She can be reached at kmollo@theoceanstar.com or 732-899-7606 Ext 14.

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wife had their only child, their daughter Zoe. In 2005, the family moved back to the Jersey Shore and in 2006 started a new church in Point Pleasant Beach called Jersey Shore Calvary Chapel where he still works as senior pastor. After Sandy, and with the outpouring of concern from other churches throughout the country and the overwhelming response of his own church, Pastor Durante established a disaster relief camp in his back yard. His experience in Bay St. Louis, Miss. after Hurricane Katrina and with the help of Calvary Relief they were able to help 120 homeowners in Point Pleasant and the northern Ocean County area. He and his church now have permanent property,

as they share space with the First Baptist Church of Point Pleasant on McLean Avenue. After joining the two churches together the ministry is thriving and continues to serve the community in any way opportunity permits. Ms. Biskaduros came to the Jersey Shore via her husband, Jason Turton, who grew up in Point Pleasant. Her desire to create in an environmentally conscious way began early as a child growing up in rural Massachusetts. Her creative desires and environmental education was solidified while attending the University of Vermont and graduating with a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies with a minor in art. She founded Sea & Green in 2006, first as an environ-

mental consultant for local businesses, then as a brick and mortar retailer in Point Pleasant Beach, where she still resides. Sea & Green features locally crafted artwork mostly made of reclaimed materials. After Sandy, Ms. Biskaduros collected pieces of discarded fencing and boardwalk, later creating heart ornaments that said “Restore.” In less than two months, she was able to raise more than $18,000 for Shores United Relief Foundation [SURF]. Inundated with orders, she turned to the local artists in the co-op and the local high school’s wood shop. Soon after the Restore line expanded to include reclaimed boardwalk tables, a jewelry line and watercolor art.

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lion’s share of the store’s candy — such as the chocolatecovered strawberries — is freshly made each day, Ms. Blake said. Last week and this week were a “big push to get everything ready” for customers seeking to please their valentines, she said. The business sells about 100 pounds of strawberries for Valentine’s Day, and goes through “hundreds” of pounds of chocolate, Ms. Blake said. Sue’s Gift Box & Sweet Shoppe also offered 24 different varieties of chocolate-covered pretzels for customers, which Ms. Blake deemed her store’s best-seller, in addition to the strawberries. Wednesday, yesterday and today saw the highest volume of sales, as most people do not come in for their candy very far in advance, Ms. Blake said. Customers could also create their own gift box or pick out a pre-made basket of treats.

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The store’s biggest assortment contains chocolate covered pretzels, Oreos and graham crackers, she said. The store also offered nutfree chocolates for those with allergies this year — a new offering from the candy shop. Ms. Blake said this week saw one of her business’s largest orders ever: a corporate order that entailed 100 different trays of treats. She said her store benefits from the romantic holiday every year.

SELECTING THE RIGHT BEVERAGE Of course, the perfect thing to pair with those sweets is a glass of sparkling wine or two. Gerard’s Wine and Spirits, located on Bridge Avenue in Point Pleasant, offers bubbly to fit every budget for couples who have planned a romantic evening in. Owner Joe Stephens Jr. said although the old rule of

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BAY HEAD — The Bay Head Police Department officially welcomed a new member to the force at the town’s regular council meeting held Monday, To submit a calendar listing Feb. 10. or Bay Head story, email Robert Sherman, 24, of bmccarthy@theoceanstar.com Brick, was officially sworn in as a full-time officer surroundGOP NOMINATIONS BEING ed by his family, including his mother, Marianne, and his faACCEPTED ther, Robert “Bud” Sherman, Date: Until Monday, Feb. 17 of Brick. Location: Send to The Councilwoman Mary Glass, Republican Organization of Bay who is chair of the public safeHead P.O. Box 164 ty committee, said the police Contact: 732-295-1150 or department had been looking RROOBH@yahoo.com for a new officer and found a The Regular Republican Organization great candidate in Officer of Bay Head is ready to accept Sherman. resumes from residents who seek “We have been looking for a endorsement to run for the Republican new police officer and I have ticket for Bay Head borough. to say — we had quite a few applications and this gentleSCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR men did an outstanding job Date: Feb. 24 to 28 and I would like to tell his parTime: 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. ents they did a wonderful job,” Location: Bay Head School she said. Library Officer Sherman graduated from Flagler College in St. AuContact: 732-892-0668 The book fair will be open to the public gustine, Fla., in 2011 with a bachelor of arts in business at the library located on Meadow Avenue. The books are geared to chiland decided to attend the podren up to grade eight. lice academy back in New Jersey. Police Chief Robert F. HoffBOARD OF EDUCATION man Jr. said Officer Sherman BUDGET MEETING was sent by Bay Head to the Date: Thursday, Feb. 27 Ocean County Police AcadeTime: 7:30 p.m. my in Lakewood in May 2012 Location: Bay Head Reading with no promise of employCenter on Meadow Avenue ment. Officer Sherman graduated POINT PLEASANT YOUTH successfully, but as the Bay BASEBALL, SOFTBALL Head Police force was full, REGISTRATION OPEN there was no room for another Contact: Register online officer and so he was hired as www.pointbaseball.com a special officer for the borBaseball is open to player from Point ough of Mantoloking where he Pleasant Borough, Point Pleasant worked from June 2012 to July Beach, Bay Head and Mantoloking. 2013. Softball is open to Point Pleasant In July, Officer Sherman was Borough, Point Pleasant Beach, Bay hired as a police officer in Head, Mantoloking, Brielle, Manasquan Robbinsville Township until and Brick Township. Buddy Ball offered he put in his resignation to for players with special needs ages 5 take the full-time patrolman to 21. position in Bay Head. Mr. Sherman said his son grew up loving Bay Head and

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Bay Head Police swear in Sherman as new officer
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had hopes to work for the borough since attending the police academy. “He always wanted to be in Bay Head and when the opening came, he got the job,” he said. Chief Hoffman said there was an opening in the department when Cpl. George Duffy announced his resignation effective Jan. 1. Chief Hoffman said he is happy to bring Officer Sherman onto the force. “He’s an excellent addition to our department,” he said. “We welcome him and hopefully he’ll have a long career.”

Mr. Sherman said he is proud of his son who is a “good kid.” “He does what’s right,” he said. “He’s just that kind of kid who makes sure he does the right thing in any situation.” Mayor Bill Curtis said he is pleased to have Officer Sherman as a new officer, effective immediately. “It is a real pleasure to add Robert to our police force, I think he will be a terrific addition,” he said. “Welcome Robert, we’re pleased to have you on board and I’m sure you’ll be here for another 20 to 30 years, I hope.” Officer Sherman’s starting salary is set at $44,126.

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Marianne [left] and Robert “Bud” Sherman [right], of Brick Township, watched as their son, Robert, was sworn in as a Bay Head Police Officer by attorney Robin La Bue at Monday night’s council meeting.

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BAY HEAD — At the Bay Head Council meeting held this week, Mayor Bill Curtis asked residents to document any

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Bridge Avenue will be closed to all but local traffic from Lake Avenue to Route 35 for seven days beginning on or about Friday, Feb. 14. As part of the Route 35 reconstruction project, the state Department of Transportation [DOT] will be constructing a drainage pipe across the west side of Bridge Avenue. Bay Head officials are asking residents and locals to please plan accordingly.

damage done to their homes during the Route 35 reconstruction project by taking photographs. Mayor Curtis said many residents have already reported damage being done to their homes, and damage may continue to occur until the project is finished. The state-run Route 35 reconstruction project is continuing along the barrier island to reconstruct the corridor after Superstorm Sandy damaged the roadway from Bay Head to Island Beach State Park. It is set to be complete in the borough, specifically, in May. Mayor Curtis said residents must make sure to keep track of everything that will need to be repaired. “We will ask each resident, each property owner, to take pictures to highlight what was damaged, if they can remember when it was damaged and

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TOPSoccer is run through the Point Pleasant Soccer Club [PPSC]. The program provides an opportunity for players with special needs ages five through 25 to experience the game of soccer through motor skills, soccer drills and scrimmages. Registration for the TOPSoccer program is still open at www.pointpleasantsoccer.org. All players will need to register either via the PPSC website or by mailing in a form. Registration for this program will not close out. The $10 player fee is to cover New Jersey Youth Soccer insurance and program expenses.

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Council repeals outdated code sections
Code no longer requires oceanfront properties to be built on pilings
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BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING Date: Wednesday, Feb. 26 Time: 7 p.m. Location: Lavallette Elementary School, 105 Brooklyn Ave.

BEATLEMANIA BENEFIT CONCERT Date: Saturday, April 26 Time: 8 p.m. Location: St. Pio Parish Center, Route 35 North & Washington Avenue Cost: $30 per person Contact: 732-240-4520, beatlemaniatkts@verizon.net
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AEROBICS Date: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays Time: Mondays & Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m.; Fridays at 4 p.m. Location: Lavallette School Cost: $3 TAI-CHI Date: Tuesdays Time: 10 a.m. Location: Lavallette First Aid Building, 1207 Bay Boulevard Cost: $3 ZUMBA Date: Mondays Time: 6 p.m. Location: Lavallette School Cost: $3 YOGA Date: First 3 Tuesdays of the month Time: 7:30 p.m.

YOUTH BASEBALL, SOFTBALL REGISTRATION OPEN Contact: Register online www.pointbaseball.com
Baseball is open to player from Point Pleasant Borough, Point Pleasant Beach, Bay Head and Mantoloking. Softball is open to Point Pleasant Borough, Point Pleasant Beach, Bay Head, Mantoloking, Brielle, Manasquan and Brick Township. Buddy Ball offered for players with special needs ages 5 to 21.

LAVALLETTE — The council, here, unanimously adopted an ordinance during its regular meeting on Monday night that repealed certain sections of borough code related to oceanfront construction. The reason for the repeal is to comply with regulations set forth by the Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA], according to borough administrator Chris Parlow. The sections of borough code this ordinance repeals had been on the books for many years but are now “outdated,” Mr. Parlow said during last Monday’s council meeting. The ordinance repeals sections 44-1B, 44-1C and 44-1D of the borough code entitled “Oceanfront Construction — General Construction Requirements.” Before this week, the code stated that “no solid masonry

foundation shall be permitted in this area.” It required all oceanfront properties to be built, constructed or placed on pilings. Pilings were meant to be braced east and west with three-by-eight-inch creosoted braces, and to be notched to receive two, three-bytwelve-inch creosoted beams with two, three-fourths-inch galvanized bolts with washers at each pile, among other specific construction requirements. Mr. Parlow said the borough’s current flood hazard ordinance dictates ocean-

front properties be built and constructed according to FEMA regulations. FEMA, he said, does not require all oceanfront properties to be built on pilings; therefore, the borough should no longer require it in its code. “There are other alternatives available that are acceptable to FEMA,” Mr. Parlow said regarding oceanfront construction. Mr. Parlow said some oceanfront property owners are currently aiming to use some alternatives to pilings, and have filled out applications with the borough.

“The time has come that we need to repeal this,” he said. The council voted unanimously in favor of the ordinance. Council President Anita Zalom was not present at the meeting. The next meeting of the Lavallette Borough Council is scheduled for the Monday, Feb. 24, council meeting at 7 p.m. in the first aid building, 1207 Bay Boulevard. Kimberly Mollo covers Lavallette for The Ocean Star. She can be reached at kmollo@theoceanstar.com or 732-8997606 Ext 14.

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OCEAN COUNTY — Ocean County Consumer Affairs officials warn residents who are not familiar with a telephone number that has called their cell phone not to rush to return it, because it could be part of a costly scam. Ocean County Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari, who serves as Chairman of Consumer Affairs, warns consumers of the newest deception called the “one-ring phone scam” that counts on a person’s curiosity getting the better of them and returning a missed call, which is then redirected overseas at an exorbitant expense. “Consumers may want to think twice about calling back a number they don’t recognize,” Freeholder Vicari warned. As in most phone-based scams, the perpetrators use auto-dialing computer programs to call phones all over the country. In this case, the scammers let the phone ring once and then hang up. This will cause a missed call notification to show on the victim’s cell phone. If the number is called back, the person is connected

to a paid “adult entertainment service” located overseas. Consumers that do make the return call are usually charged up front a $19.95 international call fee and then as much as $9 per minute or more for the service. Some scammers charge minimal fees to avoid suspicion, but those cases are few. The calls usually originate from outside the United States, and show area codes from 268, 809, 876, 284 and 473. Freeholder Vicari, along with Stephen Scaturro, Director of the Ocean County Department of Consumer Affairs, strongly suggests ignoring any missed or outof-state phone calls that are not recognized. He also suggests checking cell phone bills for any unwarranted charges. “If your curiosity does get the best of you, and you have to know, Google the number first,” Freeholder Vicari said. “It might save you a hefty phone charge.” Residents who believe they have been a victim of a scam or would like additional information should contact the Ocean County Department of

Consumer Affairs, located at 1027 Hooper Ave., Building 2, Toms River, or call the office at 732-929-2105.

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The Lavallette Post Office is, once again, open in the borough, after being forced to close for several days due to a leaky roof. According to Ray V. Daiutolo Sr., spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service, the roof leak closed the borough’s post office for less than one week, and has been repaired. The office opened for business again on Monday. The Lavallette Post Office operations temporarily were relocated to the Normandy Beach Post Office during the repairs. Lavallette post office box and retail operations have resumed at the Lavallette location, 502 Grand Central Ave. Mail delivery was unaffected by this temporary change.

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High school students invited to submit video contest entry
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OCEAN COUNTY — In recognition of Black History Month, Optimum, in conjunction with the Smithsonian Channel, is sponsoring the “Make Your Mark” video contest for high school students. The contest provides an opportunity for students to reflect on how they can make a lasting “mark” by submitting a proposal and creating a video that documents their idea on how to incite positive change within their school and community. Students with the winning video will be awarded $2,500 for a school or community project. As part of the contest, students will view the Smithson-

ian Channel documentary ‘Breath of Freedom’ that details the experiences of African-American GIs who helped rebuild Germany at the end of World War II and experienced equality for the first time overseas. Just as the soldiers featured in the documentary helped ignite the Civil Rights Movement, students can document their unique “mark” for positive change in their own video. The “Make Your Mark” contest is open to all high school students in Optimum’s footprint within the tri-state area. Students should record and submit a creative and informative video [two minutes maximum] that explains their “mark,” why it should be cho-

sen and how their school or community could benefit from the $2,500 award. They will then share this video [via Facebook or Twitter] with friends and family to earn votes for the project. Deadline for entries is Feb. 28. “Optimum is delighted to partner with the Smithsonian Channel in sponsoring the ‘Make Your Mark’ contest to celebrate Black History Month,” Cablevision vice president of public affairs Jen Ostrager said. “We are proud to provide students with an opportunity to make a positive change in their community and better understand the history that helped spark the Civil Rights Movement.”

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Lavallette students earn spots on school honor roll
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Kindergarten roundup to be held April 8, 9, 10 at school
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LAVALLETTE — The following students at Lavallette Elementary School have achieved first and second honor roll for the second marking period. FIFTH GRADE First honor: Melanie Bonti, Kayleigh Borowski, Alyssa DeCraene, Michael LaGuardia, Olivia Mazzeo, Stephen Serio, Jonathan Tager-Geffner, Tyler Zynlinski.

LAVALLETTE — The Lavallette Elementary School kindergarten roundup will be held on April 8, 9 and 10 in the school health office. Please call 732-793-7722, ext. 200 for an appointment. Please bring the child to the appointment.

Children must be five on or before Oct. 1, 2014. Please bring the child’s original raised seal birth certificate, proof of residency [rental receipt, lease or tax bill], along with proof of immunizations and a physical examination within the last year.

A limited number of tuition positions may be available. Immunization requirements: 4DTaP, 3 Polio, 3 Hepatitis B Vaccine, 2MMR and Varicella, one dose on or after the first birthday. The last DTaP and polio must be given after the age of four.

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Mantoloking looks to DCA for help in more ways than one
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To submit a calendar listing or Mantoloking news story, email zanderson@theoceanstar.com ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION MEETING Date: Tuesday, Feb. 18 Time: 5 p.m. Location: Mantoloking Yacht Club Sailing Center, 1224 Bay Ave. WORKSHOP COUNCIL MEETING Date: Wednesday, March 12 Time: 8:30 a.m. Location: Borough Offices, 340 Drum Point Road, Brick POINT PLEASANT YOUTH BASEBALL, SOFTBALL REGISTRATION OPEN Contact: Register online www.pointbaseball.com
Baseball is open to player from Point Pleasant Borough, Point Pleasant Beach, Bay Head and Mantoloking. Softball is open to Point Pleasant Borough, Point Pleasant Beach, Bay Head, Mantoloking, Brielle, Manasquan and Brick Township. Buddy Ball offered for players with special needs ages 5 to 21.

Applys for DCA grant, utilizing agency in place of code officials
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MANTOLOKING — At the Mantoloking Council meeting on Tuesday, Councilwoman Beth Nelson, chair of the public works committee, said the borough will be on the lookout for a new electrical subcode official as well as a new fire subcode official, as the two current part-timers have announced their resignations. Councilwoman Nelson said the resignation coming from the electrical subcode official, Eric Sudia, and the fire subcode official, Thomas Murray Jr., is because the two men found full-time jobs elsewhere. “The problem is that these people are being offered fulltime jobs in the area,” she said.

Councilwoman Nelson said the borough is currently receiving temporary assistance from the state Department of Community Affairs [DCA], however, the borough will need to find two new part-timers as soon as possible. The DCA is a state agency created to provide administrative guidance, financial support and technical assistant to local governments, business and individuals to improve the quality of life in New Jersey, according to its website, state.nj.us/dca. Mr. Sudia’s resignation was effective Jan. 24 and Mr. Murray’s resignation will be effective March 1. Councilwoman Nelson said the borough is currently in discussion with other towns along the barrier island to see if it can create a shared services agreement for a new electrical subcode and fire subcode official. “While we’re searching, we’re trying to join with other towns on the island who

don’t need full-time people to be able to offer their package to them,” she said. “But in the mean time, the DCA will help us.” Councilwoman Nelson said she has heard from several residents that the help from the DCA seems to be working well for now. On a similar note, during the meeting, Councilwoman Nelson also said the borough would be applying to obtain a zoning code enforcement grant from the DCA because of the increase in the amount of applications the zoning officer has had to complete since Superstorm Sandy hit the borough in November 2012. The grants assist in the borough’s recovery efforts by allowing the borough to extend the amount of hours of existing staff, the hiring of an additional technical and administrative staff member, the procurement of experts if needed for application hearing and, or, the payment for additional office space.

According the resolution for the grant application, the zoning code officer has seen a 10-percent increase in zoning applications filed since Nov. 1, 2012. In other meeting news, the borough renewed the contract of Paul V. Fernicola, of Paul V. Fernicola & Associates, LLC, who was hired last year as special counsel for the borough for the easement issue in town. He was re-appointed at a rate of $175 to $250 per hour. The borough has been actively seeking easements from property owners along the beach to ensure the Army Corps of Engineers can complete its beach replenishment project. The borough was also able to sell some items of surplus municipal property. One piece of equipment was a used 2008 Ford Crown Victoria Police Vehicle, which was sold as-is without warranties. Bids for the police vehicle were opened on Jan. 31. In all, four entities placed bids: Lib-

erty Motors, of Jersey City, which bid $2,218; Gani Abas, of Brooklyn, N.Y., who bid $888; Jersey One Auto Sales, Inc., of Jersey City, which bid $3,131; and Dan Dames, of Manasquan, who bid $2,200. The borough awarded the bid to Jersey One Auto Sales. Also out to bid was a Kawasaki All Terrain Vehicle intended for off-road use only. Two entities placed bids: Gani Abas, of Brooklyn, who bid $1,188; and Jersey One Auto Sales, Inc., of Jersey City, which bid $1,931. The borough awarded the bid to Jersey One Auto Sales. The borough also plans on going out to bid for more borough property in the future, including a used 2003 21-foot Parker Marine Patrol Boat, a 1983 Ford Truck Sweeper and a HP Design Jet Wide Format Color Printer. Breanne McCarthy is a reporter for The Ocean Star. She can be reached at bmccarthy@theoceanstar.com or 732899-7606 Ext 16.

Seaweeders make their way back to All Saints Church
Group plans activities and events for 2014
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Council meeting time changes
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At the Mantoloking Council meeting held this past Tuesday afternoon, Council members unanimously voted to move the regularly scheduled meeting time from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in order to accommodate residents who work. The meeting change will go into effect immediately and the next meeting in March will begin at 5:30 p.m.

MANTOLOKING — The Seaweeders Garden Club of Bay Head and Mantoloking held its meeting back at All Saints Church in Bay Head for the first time since Superstorm Sandy hit in October 2012. The theme of the meeting was “Love & Friendship” and 50 members were present. The hospitality committee prepared a luncheon and flower arrangements were designed by the artistic design committee, led by co-

chairs Mary McGeown and Peggy Morrissey. A wonderful program was presented by Chris Claus from Cattus Island County Park on Birds of Ocean County. A surprise appearance was made by the District VIII Director, Ellen M. Preissler, of Shrewsbury. She welcomed us back to All Saints Church and wished the Seaweeders good luck with its future endeavors. There was an announcement at the meeting by the Random Acts of Beauty chairperson, Sandy Stanton.

Awards for Random Acts of Beauty were given to four recipients. Random Acts of Beauty is a statewide program established by The Garden Club of New Jersey, Inc. with an award given to one individual a year. The Seaweeders, as part of their mission in Civic Beautification, seeks to recognize local businesses and homeowners in Bay Head and Mantoloking for beautifying their place of business or residence. This award is given out four times a year by the Seaweeders.

The most recent recipients were Doug and Betsy Nelson of Mantoloking for the fall; Kim Duncan of Bay Head and Arthur and Marilyn D’Alessandro of Mantoloking for the winter/holiday season; and winter/holiday business to Peter Dorne and Celia DeHoff, who are architects in Bay Head. The Seaweeders of Bay Head and Mantoloking are looking forward to getting back to normal and restoring the public gardens, namely Twilight Lake Memorial Garden, Blue Star Memorial at Scow Ditch Park, in Bay Head and the Mantoloking Gardens.

Also, May Day, which is chaired by Sherry Urner and Diana Kitchen, is in the planning and will take place on May 1. Finally, the New Jersey Flower & Garden Show will take place from Feb. 13 to 16 at the Convention Center in Edison. The Horticulture Committee led by Linda Convey, Peggy Morrissey and Kris Stadler will be taking down entries to the show which have been propagated and grown by members and which hopefully will take some awards at the show.

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Contact: Register online www.pointbaseball.com
Baseball is open to player from Point Pleasant Borough, Point Pleasant Beach, Bay Head and Mantoloking. Softball is open to Point Pleasant Borough, Point Pleasant Beach, Bay Head, Mantoloking, Brielle, Manasquan and Brick Township. Buddy Ball offered for players with special needs ages 5 to 21.

To submit a calendar listing or Boro news story, email bmccarthy@theoceanstar.com BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING Date: Tuesday, Feb. 18 Time: 7 p.m. Location: Ocean Road Elementary School COUNCIL MEETING Date: Tuesday, Feb. 18 Time: 7 p.m. Location: 2233 Bridge Ave. FREE LUNCHEON & MOVIE Date: Wednesday, Feb. 19 Time: 11:30 a.m. Location: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church located on Ocean Road Contact: 732-892-3485
Free luncheon sponsored by the Point Pleasant Municipal Drug Alliance with a special guest speaker. Please call for reservations.

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GIFT AUCTION FOR PROM Date: Friday, Feb. 28 Time: 6:30 p.m. Location: Point Pleasant Elks 820 Arnold Ave. Contact: 1-848-333-5767 Email: Phyllis91456@aol.com Cost: $20
The money collected at the event will be for the Life Skills Program at Point Pleasant Borough High School for the “Special Needs Prom.” There will be a cash bar, must be 21 or older. Bring dinner, snacks, dessert, etc.

GARDEN CLUB MEETING Date: Second Tuesday of each month Time: 7 p.m. Location: Chamber of Commerce building located at 2810 Bridge Ave.
All are welcome to attend the Point Pleasant Borough Garden Club.

TOP SOCCER PROGRAM Cost: $10 Contact: Point Pleasant Soccer Club, www.pointpleasantsc.org
TOPSoccer is run through the Point Pleasant Soccer Club [PPSC]. The program provides an opportunity for players with special needs ages five through 25 to experience the game of soccer through motor skills, soccer drills and scrimmages. Registration for the TOPSoccer program is still open at www.pointpleasantsoccer.org. All players will need to register either via the PPSC website or by mailing in a form. Registration for this program will not close out. The $10 player fee is to cover New Jersey Youth Soccer insurance and program expenses.

POINT PLEASANT BEACH LITTLE LEAGUE 2014 REGISTRATION Date: Saturdays, Jan, 18 & 25 Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: G. Harold Antrim School cafeteria Contact: Vincent J. Cicalese, 732-492-2313 or vcicalese@aol.com
Players age four by April 30, 2014 or older are eligible. Must be a resident of Point Pleasant Beach, Point Pleasant Borough, Bay Head, Mantoloking or Lavallette or be enrolled in any school within these boundaries. Original birth certificate and three documents of proof of residence required. There is absolutely no requesting of teammates or coaches, no exceptions. Scholarships are available for families that need assistance. Late fees apply after Jan. 31.

PHILADELPHIA FLOWER SHOW BUS TRIP Date: Tuesday, March 4 Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Depart at Crystal Point Yacht Club at 8:15 a.m. Cost: $70 Contact: Dot at 1-848-223-7113
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THROUGH THE TELESCOPE
Harper Harris, 3, of Point Pleasant, imagined he was looking through a telescope as he watched the performance of the Ocean County Library’s Storytime Theater “Chowder and the Fabulous Bouncing Chowder” held at the Point Pleasant library recently.

PROJECT GRADUATION 2014 ADULT SOCIAL Date: Sunday, Feb. 23 Time: 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Marlin’s Cafe on Ocean Avenue in Point Pleasant Beach Cost: $20 ahead of time, $25 at the door
Tickets include a buffet dinner and separate cash bar. There will be a gift auction and 50/50 raffle. Money raised will support the Point Pleasant Borough Project Graduation 2014.

PROJECT GRADUATION SENIOR VS. STAFF BASKETBALL GAME Date: Thursday, March 13 Time: 7 p.m. Location: Point Pleasant High School gym Cost: $5 for admission
The staff leads the series 3-0 so the pressure is on for the Class of 2014. All funds raised go to support Project Graduation 2014.

DOVE CHOIR SEEKS YOUNG SINGERS Date: Every Wednesday Time: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Location: Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church Contact: rmuraglia @comcast.net
All children ages 3 and one-half through 12 are invited to join the Dove Choir at Point Presbyterian Church. Learn to sing, read music and perform in a traditional children’s choir. Interested parties need not be members of the church. If interested, join rehearsal every Wednesday.

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PROJECT GRADUATION FLOWER SALE Date: All of April Pickup Date: Saturday, May 3
All flowers sold benefit Project Graduation 2014. Flowers must be preordered and paid for. More information can be found at the school website, pointpleasant.k12.nj.us/.

RELAY FOR LIFE MEETING Date: Monday, Feb. 24 Time: 7 p.m. Location: Point Pleasant High School Media Center Contact: RFLpoint@gmail.com
Anyone is welcome to attend and learn more about the May Relay for Life. Please have your team represented at the meeting.

SUMMERFEST Date: Saturday, June 7 Rain date: Sunday, June 8 Time: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Community Park Cost: Free Contact: 732-295-8850
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POINT PAWS KITTY ADOPTION Date: Every Sunday at the Point Paws Rescue Center on 733 Albert E. Clifton Avenue., Point Boro, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Contact: Point Paws, 732-2958279 POINT PLEASANT YOUTH BASEBALL, SOFTBALL REGISTRATION OPEN

The Point Pleasant Soccer Association [P.P.S.A] will hold player registration on Tuesday, April 1. Visit sportssignup.com for online access. Access to this site can be found on the lower center portion of their web page at www.pointsoccer.org. The registration fee for 2014 will remain the same as 2013 at $50 per player. If financial hardship is an issue, P.P.S.A will, upon verification of need, waive the player's fee. In 2013, P.P.S.A. registered 550 players and the group plans to accommodate more players in 2014. P.P.S.A. will offer their referee training program in 2014.

Players and non-players in seventh grade or above, can apply. As before, the students will be paid for their hours worked during game assignments. The pay scale depends on experience and certification. Center referees in Division 1 matches whom are also certified, will receive the highest pay. For coaches, P.P.S.A. will be offering the Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. clinic — which provides safety training for volunteer coaches. This one-time certification is good year after year and does not require any renewal fee. The course will be conducted in town and will be administered by a Rutgers

University certified instructor. PPSA will be conducting an "equipment swap meet" for anyone wishing to exchange soccer equipment. Mary Chambers, a dedicated volunteer within the Point Pleasant community, passed away in early January 2014. In her memory, a scholarship is being set up by the P.P.S.A. Any questions or comments can be directed to the P.P.S.A., P.O.Box 21, Pt. Pleasant, 08742. Those interested can also e-mail point_soccer@yahoo.com. Please visit their web-site www.pointsoccer.org and check them out on Facebook.

PRESCHOOL INFORMATION DAY Date: Monday, Feb. 24 Time: 9 to 10:30 a.m. Location: Point Pleasant Recreation Center Contact: 732-892-5813 HALL OF FAME DINNER SCHEDULED Date: Friday, Feb. 28 Time: 6:30 p.m. Location: Crystal Point Yacht Club located on River Road in Point Pleasant Contact: j03dempsey@gmail.com or 732-233-7715
Four will be inducted into the Point Pleasant Foundation for Excellence in Education 2014 Hall of Fame.

2ND ANNUAL NIGHT OF COMEDY Date: Friday, Feb. 28 Time: First show 6 to 9 p.m., Second show begins 9:45 p.m. Cost: $50 for first show, $30 for second show. There is a $10 food minimum

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Point’s Justin Macko promoted to police sergeant in Sea Girt
Sgt. Macko sworn in to new position during recent council meeting
BY CAREN CATERINA
THE OCEAN STAR

POINT PLEASANT — Borough resident Justin Macko, who has served as a patrolman in Sea Girt for more than a decade, was met with a standing ovation during his promotion to sergeant during last Wednesday night’s council meeting in Sea Girt. Family and friends of Sgt. Macko, as well as police officials from neighboring municipalities, were all in attendance to celebrate the officer who was sworn-in to his new position by Mayor Ken Farrell. Sgt. Macko’s family, including his wife, Andrea, and daughter, Madison, 8, accompanied him. According to Sea Girt Mayor Farrell, Sgt. Macko was awarded the highest ranking of candidates who took part in the process for the promotion to sergeant. Sgt. Macko has been a member of the Sea Girt Police Department since 1999. Sea Girt Police Chief Kevin Davenport, who was recently sworn-in to his position as police chief, called the evening a “special night.” “We are looking forward to his leadership abilities,” Chief Davenport said. “I wish him the best.”

Last year, Chief Davenport became captain in May, and subsequently became the borough’s acting police chief on July 1, following the retirement of former Sea Girt police chief Robert Conway. Though there is no captain on the force at the moment, the chief said the police department was not looking to promote anyone to that position at this point. They were, however, looking to promote someone to sergeant, he said. In addition to Sgt. Macko, Chief Davenport is assisted by Lt. James Kremp and Sgt. John O’Connor. Sgt. Macko thanked everyone in the local community for their “overwhelming support, as well as Mayor Farrell and the council members for approving his promotion. Sgt. Macko also thanked Chief Davenport and his fellow colleagues at the Sea Girt Police Department. “They really are a great group of guys,” Sgt. Macko said, adding they make coming to work an enjoyable experience for him. Sgt. Macko also thanked his wife, daughter and parents “for their belief in me.” Sgt. Macko, who grew up in Wall and Spring Lake, currently resides in Point Pleasant. Sgt. Macko began his law enforcement career in Spring Lake as a Class I officer in 1998. He also worked in that capacity in the summers of 1999 and 2000.

He began working as a part-time police dispatcher in Sea Girt in 1999. Then, Sgt. Macko began working as a Class I officer in Sea Girt in the summer of 2001. Sgt. Macko attended the Ocean County Police Academy where he graduated in 2002. He later went back to take a full-time course at the academy. Sgt. Macko worked as a Class II special officer in Sea Girt from May 2002-2004. He was then hired as a full-time dispatcher in 2003, and hired as a patrolman in 2004. Sgt. Macko is a graduate of Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft. He also attended Manhattan College where he majored in government before leaving to attend the police academy. Sgt. Macko is a 2013 graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson where he earned his bachelors degree in public administration. He is currently pursuing a masters degree in administrative science at his alma mater. Sgt. Macko will be earning a salary of about $113,000 in his position as sergeant. In addition to serving his community as a police officer, Sgt. Macko has also been active in the local community in many other ways. Sgt. Macko has served as a president of Policemen’s Benevolent Association

[PBA] Local 50, which represents nine different local police departments — including Bradley Beach, Avon, Belmar, Neptune City, Lake Como, Spring Lake Heights, åSpring Lake, Sea Girt and Brielle. Sgt. Macko appreciated all who attended last Wednesday night’s event. “It was overwhelming for SUEANNE GOSS THE COAST STAR me — a very humbling expeSea Girt Police Department’s Sgt. Justin Macko was promoted from rience,” he said.

his position of patrolman to sergeant during last Wednesday night’s council meeting.

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County Freeholders raise awareness of programs available
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OCEAN COUNTY — Substance abuse prevention, treatment and community programs are ongoing in Ocean County to help those individuals and families affected by the growing dependence on illegal drugs and alcohol. Ocean County Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari said it is important to have programs like these available to those struggling.

“These are difficult times across our nation,” he said. “It is so important to have programs and services in place to help those battling addictions, whether drugs or alcohol.” Ocean County Freeholder Gerry P. Little, who serves as liaison to the Ocean County Health Department, said last year, almost 900 Ocean County citizens received either inpatient or outpatient care for drug and alcohol addictions through programs administered by the county health department. “Our health department has always been proactive

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helping those who are battling addiction, but also working diligently to educate in order to prevent drug and alcohol abuse.” he said. “The department is helping make a difference every day.” Freeholder Little said about $1.5 million was earmarked in county and state funds in 2013 to provide county residents with treatment at detox facilities and at both in-patient and outpatient programs. The health department provides the screening, including determining income eligibility, for citizens who may need to enter treatment programs. Both Freeholder Little and Vicari, former educators, recognized the health department for its active role in helping to educate and raise awareness regarding drug abuse and drug abuse prevention. This includes working with the Ocean County Opiate Task Force, promoting proper disposal of prescription drugs, designing school programs and participating in substance abuse forums. “Getting information out to the public, to the schools, to our senior communities and letting them know the dangers that exist and that help is also available is an ongoing mission of the county Health Department,” Freeholder Vicari said. “In working in conjunction with law enforcement, faithbased organizations, municipal alliances and a host of other organizations, the county is making an all out effort to raise awareness that drug abuse is a growing problem.”

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Rick McGarry set to be inducted in Hall of Fame
Hall of Fame dinner set for Friday, Feb. 28
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The Point Pleasant Foundation for Excellence in Education will hold its 16th Annual Hall of Fame [HOF] dinner at the Crystal Point Yacht Club on Friday, Feb. 28, starting with a cash-bar cocktail hour at 6:30 p.m. The three alumni being inducted to the HOF this year will be Jeff King, Class of 1979; Richard “Rick” McGarry, Class of 1980 and Rebecca Hoffmaster Muraglia, Class of 1990. The community member inductee is Christine Vogler. In addition, the foundation will be recognizing 13 faculty

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The Knights of Columbus, St. Martha Council, is getting ready to present its annual “St. Patrick’s Day Dinner & Dance.” The event day has been changed to take place Saturday, March 22 at 6 p.m. A traditional Irish meal including trimmings and dessert. Attendees are also allowed to bring their own beverage [BYOB]. Music, entertainment and community will be provided. Tickets for adults are $20, tickets for teens are $10, children 12 and under are free with a $50 family maximum. Those interested in purchasing a ticket should call the church office at 732-2953630.

members from the district’s four schools, and 10 senior students will each be presented with $500 leadership awards. In the weeks leading up to the dinner, The Ocean Star has been recognizing each of the inductees. In this third article of the series, the focus is on Mr. McGarry. Mr. McGarry moved to Point Pleasant in 1970 and is a 1980 graduate of Point Pleasant Borough High School. As a Panther, Mr. McGarry was a four-year varsity letter winner in track. He was a two-time co-captain of the track team and was named the Most Valuable Player in his senior year. “I was not the greatest student in high school. My best memories are surrounded by sports,” he said. “I ran track for four years and had a lot of success under Coach Al Saner. Coach Saner taught me a lot about discipline and how hard work pays off in everything in life.” Mr. McGarry went on to advance his education with an associate’s degree at Ocean County College, and then earned his bachelor of science degree in marketing from Monmouth College [now Monmouth University] in 1984. He started as an intern with Northwestern Mutual headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., as a senior and has been with the company for the last 29 years. In his career with Northwestern Mutual, Mr. McGarry has held positions as financial advisor, college unit director and field director, and has been managing director for the last 21 years. He has built his office to more than 35 staff and financial planning professionals

who deliver financial planning to businesses and individuals in the tri-state area. Mr. McGarry holds his Chartered Life Underwriter [CLU], Chartered Financial Consultant [ChFC] and Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow [LUTCF] designations. He is past president of the Ocean County National Association of Life Underwriters from 1994 to 1995. Mr. McGarry has also earned many other industry awards and recognitions over the past 29 years. Mr. McGarry’s community involvement includes coaching baseball at many levels, including managing a travel baseball team — Point Pirates — for five years. He also coached Cal Ripken Little League and managed the 12-year-old Point Pleasant All-Star team to a state championship in 2007. The team went on to finish fourth in the northeast region out of more than 1,000 teams. Mr. McGarry said two of his proudest achievements are graduating from Point Pleasant High School and coaching. “The thing that I felt was the most significant achievement since graduating from the borough, and the thing that gave me the most satisfaction, was my time coaching baseball for all of the boys when my son Kyle was age 9 to age 13,” he said. “These kids are still best of friends to this day, and the parents are also still great friends.” Mr. McGarry was also the manager of the Point Pleasant All-Stars in 2007. That team brought a state championship back to the town. “Our goal was to teach the kids the game and, at the

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Point Pleasant resident Rick McGarry [right], who is being honored by the Point Pleasant Foundation for Excellence in Education — and will inducted into the foundation’s Hall of Fame [HOF] this month — currently lives in the borough with his family including his children, Kyle and Megan, and his wife, Charlotte.
same time, allow them to have fun along the way,” he said. “Another goal was to keep them interested in the game so they would continue to play through middle school and through high school. I was thrilled to have 10 of our kids continue playing through high school.” Mr. McGarry was on the board of several golf outings to raise money for the Special Olympics and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. He has also been involved in many other fundraising activities over the years. Most recently, Mr. McGarry has been the president of the Point Pleasant High School Athletic Boosters from 2009 through 2013. The Boosters raised more than $150,000 during that time, which benefited sports programs at the high school. During that period, he and many of the other volunteer parents worked very closely with the school’s athletic director, the school administration, and the coaches at the school. Mr. McGarry looks at his time with the Boosters as a very rewarding experience. “One of things that I really enjoyed over the years in Point Pleasant was serving four years as president of the Point Pleasant Athletic Boosters at the high school,” he said. “We raised a significant amount of money for the student athletes at the school with the help of many volunteer parents.” Mr. McGarry said he is happy to be an inductee for this year’s Hall of Fame. “I was very excited about even being nominated,” he said. “There are so many good people that have contributed so much to the Point Pleasant school system over the years, and it is very humbling to be elected into the Hall of Fame.” Mr. McGarry lives in Point Pleasant with his wife, Charlotte, and their two children, Megan, 21, and Kyle, 19. Tickets for the HOF dinner are $60; for additional ticket information, contact Jim Dempsey at 732-233-7715. The cash-bar cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the evening’s program will begin at 7:30 p.m.

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Gift auction set to help raise funds for special needs prom
Funds needed for second annual prom, set for early May
BY BREANNE MCCARTHY
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POINT PLEASANT — The Point Pleasant Elks will be sponsoring a gift auction fundraiser to help offset the costs for the annual Special Needs Prom, held for the Life Skills Program students at Point Pleasant Borough High School. This year, the prom is to be held at the Spring Lake Manor in early May. Anne Gearing, a special needs teacher at the high school, said the students look forward to the prom all year. “This is a unique opportunity for the students to participate in and experience a prom just for them,” she said. “These students look forward to this experience year round and, as the event draws nearer, they discuss what to wear, learn dance steps in class, anticipate their first limo ride, and await dancing the night away.” Ms. Gearing said last year, 10 special needs students participated in the prom and 35 other students from the Key Club volunteered their time to help out at the event. This year, she said she hopes there will be double the amount of students in attendance. This year’s theme is “Tonight’s Gonna Be a Good Night” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers and includes food, music and lots of dancing. In order to make the experience a success, special needs teachers — including Ms. Gearing and Phyllis Thomson — are turning to

the community to ask for support. Ms. Gearing said the teachers have received no money from the district to hold the prom and have made the night possible by holding car washes, utilizing school store funds and with the help of parents, friends, family and local business owners. She said the Point Pleasant Elks have been “so supportive” by donating the use of their building, workers and giving generous baskets, but the teachers still need help in raising funds form the prom. Anyone interested can help by participating in the gift auction fundraiser to be held at the Point Pleasant Elks Lodge by adopting a basket, donating items toward a basket or creating a basket of their own. “Both we and the students would gladly appreciate any items you can donate,” Ms. Gearing said. “All proceeds will go to our students account so we can make the prom happen.” Ms. Gearing said helping their students with special needs is her and Ms. Thomson’s “life work,” and she hopes to make this year’s event as special as last year’s prom. “We are two teachers that love our students and want the best for them always,” she said. “Giving them their own special prom to dance the night away is such a highlight of our life’s work.” The gift auction will be held Friday, Feb. 28, at the Point Pleasant Elks located at 820 Arnold Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with a cash bar available to all guests 21 years or older. Those interested can bring their own dinner and snacks,

but enjoy dessert on the house. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by contacting Ms. Thomson at 848-333-5767. Anyone wishing to donate should make all donations to either Ms. Gearing or Ms. Thomson no later than Wednesday, Feb 18. Call or email Ms. Gearing at 732-330-8058 or abkgearing@aol.com to discuss arrangements for picking up items, or with any questions or concerns. Those interested can also ship items to be included in the baskets to Ms. Gearing at 828 Lincoln Ave. in Pine Beach, 08741. Monetary donations can also be made to PPBOE Life Skills Program. Breanne McCarthy covers Point Pleasant for The Ocean Star. She can be reached at bmccarthy@theoceanstar.com or 732-899-7606 Ext 16.

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Joan Spitz [third from right] recently celebrated the opening of her business — Tap Into Acupuncture — with a ribbon cutting, surrounded by friends, family and members of the Point Pleasant Chamber of Commerce. The business is located at 3156 Route 88 in the borough.

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Point Pleasant resident Jaime Kathleen Williams has achieved president’s list standing for the fall semester at University of Alabama, located in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Ms. Williams is the daughter of William and Theresa Williams, of Sleepy Hollow Road in Point Pleasant. Ms. Williams, who graduated from Point Pleasant Borough High School in 2013, is currently majoring in engineering. She also plays club soccer for the university and is involved in theological studies with the Navigators there.

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Councilwoman: Point Paws is not exactly meant for local stray cats
Point Paws is a trap, neuter & return program for feral cat populations
BY BREANNE MCCARTHY
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POINT PLEASANT — At the Point Pleasant Council meeting held recently, Councilwoman Toni DePaola made a public service announcement in regards to the borough’s Trap, Neuter and Return [TNR] program conducted by Point Paws. Councilwoman DePaola said the TNR program is meant to focus on helping to neuter and control feral cat populations in town — not in helping individual stray cats. Feral cats are domestic cats who have returned to the wild. Councilwoman DePaola, who is the liaison to the organization, said she wanted to make the clarification because Point Paws has been receiving many calls from people asking them to rescue a stray cat roaming around town. She said this is not what the program is meant for. “Our trap, neuter, return program is designed when there are feral cat populations in any given area of

town that has a registered feral cat population and a registered caregiver who agrees to go and help trap the cats, have them neutered and return them back to the population in that designated colony,” she said. “The program is not meant to take care of any stray animals wondering around the borough.” Councilwoman DePaola said she understands why people would want to help these cats, especially with extreme cold weather conditions recently, but said the organization cannot do this. “Of course, we do what we can to help, but that is not the purpose of our trap, neuter and return program,” she said. Patti Ascolese, director of Point Paws, said the all-volunteer organization does everything it can to help out local animals, and since the organization began three years ago, it has helped trap, neuter and release over 400 cats in the borough. She said because the organization is a nonprofit and all volunteer, it runs low on supplies and cannot physically take in every stray or abandoned animal. “If we get cats we trap and they’re friendly or kittens we

take them in right away, socialize them and find them homes,” she said. “But we have a lot of people calling about strays or people trying to get us to take their pets when they no longer want them, and that’s not what we do. “It’s hard because you want to help everyone and we would love to be able to do that if we had a bigger facility — but there’s only so much we can do,”she added. Ms. Ascolese said Point Paws occasionally takes in stray animals and tries to help local shelters by placing “courtesy posts” on their own Facebook page as much as possible. She said right now, Point Paws is focusing on controlling feral cat populations in the borough and with getting cats and kittens, obtained through hoarding situations, adopted. Ms. Ascolese said it is very important for borough residents to help Point Paws to control the feral cat population, which is in the hundreds. She said residents often believe they will be fined by the town if they are feeding a feral cat population — but this is not the case.

Ms. Ascolese said the whole point of the TNR program is to trap, treat and neuter the felines and release them back to the “wild” in the area where they were being cared for originally. She said the focus is to stop the population from growing, which is accomplished when cats pass through the TNR program. Once they are altered, the program continues when the are returned and the designated caregiver to that cat population continues to feed and care for those cats. Ms. Ascolese said people should not be scared to tell the borough they are caring for feral cats — instead, they should make sure to contact the borough. Point Paws will then trap the cats in that specific population, vaccinate them, altar them, treat them for any diseases and return them back to the caregiver and their property. “If they’re feeding feral cats, we get them on a list, fix them all, etc.,” she said. “But they have to be willing to care for the cats when we release them — that’s the whole point of the trap, neuter, release program.” Anyone who would like to become involved with Point

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Sal is one of the 16 cats currently up for adoption at Point Paws. To schedule a visit to the organization building on Albert E. Clifton Avenue, call 732-295-8279.

Paws or who are feeding an unregistered feral cat population, should contact Point Paws. Ms. Ascolese also said there are currently 16 cats

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available for adoption at Point Paws. The Point Paws building is located at 733 Albert E. Clifton Ave. in the borough. To see cats up for adoption, visit Petfinder and search “Point Paws,” or visit www.petfinder.com /shelters/NJ692.html. To contact Point Paws, visit their Facebook page by searching “Point Paws” or call them at 732-295-8279.

Special needs parent group to host workshop
Meeting on paperwork for families of special needs children
BY BREANNE MCCARTHY
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POINT PLEASANT — The Special Education Parents Advisory Committee [SEPAC] will host a free workshop, presented by members of the executive committee on “paperwork” topics. According to group cofounder, Regina McAllen, the purpose of SEPAC is to provide opportunities for parents and community members to offer input to their district on critical issues relating to students disabilities. The group also promotes communication and programs within the community to encourage understanding, acceptance and inclusion of children with special needs as well as to provide informational forums to parents, edu-

cators, students and professionals. Mrs. McAllen spearheaded the group along with her husband, John, who is currently an Advanced Placement calculus and honors pre-calculus teacher at the high school. The McAllens began the group to share and grow from experiences they’ve had with their son Lincoln, 10, who was diagnosed with autism, to help the students with special needs in the district. The free workshop is set for Thursday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. and will provide samples, suggestions and ideas on how to manage the overwhelming amount of paperwork involved for raising a child with special needs. In addition, from 6:30 to 7 p.m., the executive committee will be sponsoring a “Para Appreciation” event. Mrs. McAllen said the group would like to thank the hard working, para-profes-

sionals for “all they do” for special needs children in the area. All para-professionals in the Point Pleasant Borough school district are encouraged to attend, where they will receive a gift bag, delicious treats, chair massages and more. Following the hour long meeting, parents will have an opportunity to meet with other parents, share ideas and ask advice about topics that concern them. “This is a great opportunity to take advantage of the wealth of knowledge available in our community,” Mrs. McAllen said. Meetings are free of charge and open to anyone who is interested. Refreshments will be served and free childcare will also be provided by the Point Pleasant High School Ambassadors. Future meetings are:

Thursday, March 20: Health and Sexuality Issues Presented by Cheryl Kasper, master of social work. Wednesday, April 23: Life After High School Financial Planning. Presented by Donald Brown, Special Needs Planner who assists families in planning for the financial future of their children with special needs, from MetLife Solutions Group. Wednesday, May 7: Awards & Recognition for Community Members and Organizations, Elections. Nominations are currently being accepted via email at PointPleasantSEPAC@gmail. com. For more information, visit pointpleasantsepac.com. Breanne McCarthy covers Point Pleasant for The Ocean Star. She can be reached at bmccarthy@theoceanstar.com or 732-899-7606 Ext 16

Point Pleasant High School will present “Meet Me in St. Louis” this March. In the year before the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York. In the musical “Meet Me in St. Louis,” the audience can be transported back to a simpler time, enjoying big hits including “The Boy Next Door,” “The Trolley Song” and, of course, that timeless Holiday classic “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. This is a fun musical suited for the entire family. The event is slated for Wednesday, March 19, and Thursday, March 20, at 7 p.m., and March 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m., at Point Pleasant High School on Laura Herbert Drive. Tickets are $10 for all seats. Call the box office at 732701-1900, ext. 2218, for tickets, or call 732-701-1900, ext. 2235.

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The Point Pleasant Beach Library will be having its annual luncheon on March 8. Cost includes buffet lunch and soft drinks. This event will benefit the library’s ongoing maintenance. TOPSoccer is run through the Point Pleasant Soccer Club [PPSC]. The program provides an opportunity for players with special needs ages five through 25 to experience the game of soccer through motor skills, soccer drills and scrimmages. Registration for the TOPSoccer program is still open at www.pointpleasantsoccer.org. All players will need to register either via the PPSC website or by mailing in a form. Registration for this program will not close out. The $10 player fee is to cover New Jersey Youth Soccer insurance and program expenses.

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To submit a calendar listing or Point Beach story, email kmollo@theoceanstar.com VALENTINE’S DINNER DANCE WITH THE FABULOUS GREASEBAND Date: Friday, Feb. 14 Time: Doors open at 7:15 p.m.; dinner at 7:30; band at 8 Location: Jack Baker’s Lobster Shanty, 83 Channel Drive Cost: $60 plus tax and gratuity Contact: Jacque for tickets, 732899-6700 HYPNOSIS FOR HEALTHY WEIGHT LOSS Date: Tuesday, Feb. 18 Time: 7 p.m. Location: 302 Hawthorne Ave., second floor conference room Cost: $39 Contact: James Malone, 732-7147040
Discover how to lose unwanted pounds and inches with hypnosis during this program. Participants will experience a guided hypnosis experience and will be taught self-hypnosis as well. Pre-registration is requested. Contact James Malone at 732-7147040 for further info.

19TH FISHING FLEA MARKET Date: Sunday, Feb. 23 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Location: G. Harold Antrim School Cost: $3 entrance fee Contact: Dan Miles, 732-7148308 or danmiles23@comcast.net
New and used merchandise available for sale. Refreshments also available for purchase. Sponsored by Ocean Fire Co. No. 1.

Date: Second and fourth Tuesday of every month Time: 12:30 p.m. Location: Point Pleasant Woman’s Club, 513 St. Louis Ave. Contact: Patricia Sullivan, 732899-2731, for info and directions COMMUNITY ENDOWMENT FUND SEEKS DONATIONS Date: Ongoing Contact: Karen Mills, 732-8923757
The Point Pleasant Beach Community Endowment Fund seeks to assist the mayor and borough council by securing private sector resources and community support to provide for worthwhile capital improvement and other projects and events and purchases for the community to lessen the burden on the local taxpayers and to improve the quality of life for residents. Any donations to the Foundation are considered tax exempt [if goods or services are received, the portion in excess of the cost of the goods or services is tax exempt.] Donations may be earmarked, i.e., to plant a tree, purchased recycling containers, obtain plants for the Beautification Committee, animal neutering, etc.

MATTHEW’S TABLE Date: Fourth Thursday of every month Location: Central United Methodist Church, 729 Arnold Ave. Contact: Katie Wilford, 732-6916764.
Matthew’s Table serves hot meals and fellowship at no charge to the community.

RELAY FOR LIFE MEETING Date: Monday, Feb. 24 Time: 7 p.m. Location: Point Pleasant High School Media Center Contact: RFLpoint@gmail.com
Anyone is welcome to attend and learn more about the May Relay for Life. Please have your team represented at the meeting.

MILITARY BRIDGE Date: Tuesday, March 18 Time: 12 p.m. Location: 513 St. Louis Ave. Cost: $16, includes lunch Contact: Barbara, 732-840-7551
The Woman's Club of Point Pleasant is sponsoring a fun afternoon of military bridge. If you are looking for a new way to have fun or have already played, welcome! No experience is necessary and you don’t need a partner.

WOMAN'S CLUB SEEKS MEMBERS Contact: 732-295-8213
The Woman's Club Of Point Pleasant is always looking to welcome the addition of new members. Anyone can become a member, including non residents. Meetings are held the fourth Thursday of each month. The meetings are held at the clubhouse located at 513 St. Louis Ave. The club is a member of the NJSFWC and the GFWC. If interested in becoming a member, or for further information about the club, contact Mary Anne Giordano at 732295-8213.

GOOSE FORCE SEEKS MEMBERS Cost: $10 to join Contact: Karen Mills, Board of Health Officer & Dog Warden
The Point Pleasant Beach Goose Force, which allows registered, unleashed dogs, accompanied by their owners, to chase geese at the borough lakes, Little League field and G. Harold Antrim Elementary School, is looking for members. The fee to join is $10, and proof of rabies vaccine is required if the owner is a non-resident.

STEERED STRAIGHT PARENT DISCUSSION Date: Tuesday, Feb. 25 Time: 7 p.m. Location: F. Thomas Crawley Auditorium of G. Harold Antrim School
Parents are invited to a question-andanswer session and discussion with guest speakers from the Steered Straight program, an education program that speak to students about the dangers of unsafe driving and substance abuse.

BEERS ON THE BOARDS Date: Saturday, March 22 Time: 12: 30 - 4 p.m.; 6 - 9:30 p.m. Location: Martell’s Tiki Bar Cost: $49 early bird price; includes beer and food Contact: beersontheboards.com
Beers On The Boards is an annual craft beer and gourmet food extravaganza held in late March on the boardwalk at Martell's Tiki Bar and is a fundraiser for the Point Pleasant Beach Chamber of Commerce. There are two sessions: afternoon [12:30 - 4 p.m.] and evening [6 - 9:30 p.m.]. Taste IPAs, porters, brown ales, stouts, wheat beers, rye beers, lambics, pilsners, bocks, doppelbocks, dubbels, tripels, saisons, bieres de mars, farmhouse beers, barrel-aged beers, barleywines and ciders, just to name a few.

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The nonprofit has composed a list of commitments and tasks it needs completed. Contact Shore 2 Recover for further detail.

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Baseball is open to player from Point Pleasant Borough, Point Pleasant Beach, Bay Head and Mantoloking. Softball is open to Point Pleasant Borough, Point Pleasant Beach, Bay Head, Mantoloking, Brielle, Manasquan and Brick Township. Buddy Ball offered for players with special needs ages 5 to 21.

MARY’S TABLE Date: Every Thursday Time: 4 to 6 p.m. Location: St. Mary’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 804 Bay Ave. Contact: 732-349-6200
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ST. MARY’S GIFT AUCTION Date: Saturday, Feb. 22 Time: 5 p.m. Location: Brick Veterans of Foreign Wars post, 373 Adamston Road, Brick Tickets: $15 Contact: 732-892-9254
This year’s gift auction theme is “Back to the Shore!”

COMEDY NIGHT Date: Friday, Feb. 28 Time: 7 p.m. Location: F. Thomas Crawley Auditorium of G. Harold Antrim School
A comedy night will be held on Friday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. in the Antrim auditorium as part of winter family fun.

Beers on the Boards to make a return for third annual bash
Event, featuring an array of beers, benefits local chamber of commerce
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LUCKY LADY AUCTION & LUNCH Date: Sunday, Feb. 23 Time: 12:30 - 3 p.m. Location: Prime 13 Restaurant, 710 Arnold Ave. Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 at door Contact: Joan, 609-489-1846 or naoj966@aol.com

BREAKFASTS AT THE VFW Date: First Sunday of each month, beginning in March Time: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Location: 603 St. Louis Ave. Cost: $8
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DINNER DANCE Date: Saturday, March 29 Time: 7 - 11 p.m. Location: Jack Baker’s Lobster Shanty, 83 Channel Drive Cost: $80 Contact: Lisa Montalbano, 732615-7590 or lbano@comcast.net
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POINT PLEASANT BEACH — The annual Beers on the Boards Craft Beer Festival will make its third run this spring at Martell’s Tiki Bar on Saturday, March 22. The event is produced by the Point Pleasant Beach Chamber of Commerce and TotalBruMarketing /Beerheads.com. There will be an array of different beers showcased, along with food and beer pairings and an all-youcan-eat buffet. Once again, there will be two tasting sessions — afternoon and evening. Advance purchase tickets cost $49 per person, with beer and food included. More than 30 breweries are expected to be in attendance. Guests will taste IPAs, porters, brown ales, stouts, wheat beers, rye beers, lambics, pilsners, bocks, doppelbocks, dubbels, tripels, saisons, bieres de mars, farmhouse beers, barrel-aged

beers, barleywines and ciders, just to name a few. Event organizers will be announcing the beer list as it grows. The event will once again be held inside and outside during the afternoon session and mainly inside for the evening. In March 2012, the inaugural Beers on the Boards Craft Beer Festival was held at Martell’s Tiki Bar. With more than 30 breweries pouring samples of their finest ale and lager and a beer-inspired buffet included in the ticket price, the event left guests hoping it would return. Beers on the Boards 2 was originally scheduled for Nov. 3, 2012, just after Hurricane Sandy hit. After much rebuilding, Martell’s was able to host the second-annual Beers on the Boards on Saturday, March 23, inside and outside on the brand new pier. The brewery list in 2013 included Ommegang, East Coast, Carton, Stone, Great Lakes, Stoudts, Cricket Hill, Brooklyn, Keegans, Sierra Nevada, Ace Cider, Shiner, Brooklyn, Blue Point, Flying Fish, Tuckahoe Brewing, Yards, Southampton, Czechvar, Smuttynose, Pyramid, Magic Hat, Kona, and Goose

Island, and more breweries are expected to serve up some tasty samples this year. Now, Martell’s will once again host the event, and Beers on the Boards 3 is slated for Saturday, March 22. A limited number of tickets will be sold for each session and, unless they sell out beforehand, will also be available for purchase at the door. Tickets at the door, if available, will cost $60 and will be cash only. Tickets include a tasting glass, 2-ounce pours from all breweries, a free buffet all day and entertainment to be announced. No one under 21 will be admitted and photo identification is required for entry. Designated drivers will also get to feast on the buffet all day, and will also receive a take-home gift and a chance to win a prize. Online ticket sales end Friday, March 21. For more information, visit beersontheboards.com. Kimberly Mollo covers Point Pleasant Beach for The Ocean Star. She can be reached at kmollo@theoceanstar.com or 732-899-7606 Ext 14.

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Local chef Introna serves up Super Bowl specialty
Introna named New York Giants’ “Celebrity Chef” for Super Bowl party
BY KIMBERLY MOLLO
THE OCEAN STAR

POINT PLEASANT BEACH — Local chef and business owner Joe Leone Introna spent his Super Bowl Sunday serving up a very special antipasto to the New York Giants football team. Mr. Introna, who owns Joe Leone’s Italian Specialties in Point Pleasant Beach and Joe Leone’s Gastronomia in Sea Girt, was chosen late last year as the Giants’ Celebrity Chef.

He was first asked to participate in the New York Giants Celebrity Chef Series on Dec. 29, where he made a “Met Life Stadium Antipasto” to display in the Coaches Club during the Giants game. The Giants organization was so pleased with his Met Life Stadium display that they asked him to create another one for the Super Bowl party they were hosting in New York City on Jan. 31, according to Joe Leone’s spokesperson, Amanda Coletta. “Again, Joe created a beautiful antipasto stadium for the party and he also featured his homemade fresh mozzarella,

roasted tomato petals and basil as an appetizer for the party,” she said. Mr. Introna’s antipasto stadium was then featured on The Artie Lange Show following the Giants’ Super Bowl Party. Mr. Inrona thanked Chris Bryant, Martin Daffner, Eden Martinez, Karen Valesquez, and Ms. Coletta for their help building the stadium. Joe Leone’s Italian Specialties is located at 510 Route 35 South, Point Pleasant Beach. Kimberly Mollo covers Point Pleasant Beach for The Ocean Star. She can be reached at kmollo@theoceanstar.com or 732-899-7606 Ext 14.

Run for Pirl family set for next week in Pier Village
Dooley family organizes run/walk, seeks participants to help Pirl family
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The Bayberry Garden Club of Brielle awards scholarships to high school seniors and undergraduate students to provide financial aid, and to promote the study of horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, botany, plant pathology, agronomy, environmental science, city planning, land management and related subjects. These scholarships are open to Monmouth and Ocean county students. Applications must include all of the required information. All documents specified on the application form must be submitted with the application and received by April 30. Students should contact their local high school guidance department for information pertaining to the scholarship, or jhholloway@aol.com. Send materials to Diane Holloway, 2562 Morningstar Road, Manasquan. Awards will be based on academic excellence, evidence of future contribution to the field of study, extracurricular activities, work experience, academic honors, and New Jersey residency. Three, $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.

POINT PLEASANT BEACH — A dooley.com and Monmouth County family is “Events & Press.” organizing an event set for next month which will benefit another family over the bridge. Jerry Dooley, of Rumson, and his family and friends at the Jay Dooley Memorial Foundation, invite the general public to join them for a Run/Walk at Pier Village in Long Branch on Sunday, Feb. 23. They will be raising funds for the Pirl family of Point Pleasant Beach, who lost their home due to extensive damage from Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. JDMF hopes to raise $10,000 for the Pirl family through the Run/Walk. The foundation is organizing a group to help raise $150 per person to participate in the four-mile run/two-mile walk, which will begin at 3 p.m. Participants will receive a JDMF knit hat, performance shirt from Split Second Racing [quantities limited] and complimentary admission to the post-race cocktail party. To attend the cocktail party fundraiser, tickets are $20 per guest or $40 per family. The evening includes light fare and a cash bar from 4 to 7 p.m. at McCloone’s Pier House, located at 1 Ocean Ave., Pier Village, Long Branch. To donate to the Pirl family by signing up for the walk and, or afterparty, visit www.jay-

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Local chef and owner of Joe Leone’s Italian Specialties, Joe Leone Introna [left], put the finishing touches on his special “football stadium” antipasto with his father, Ralph Introna, just before the New York Giants’ Super Bowl party, which Mr. Introna attended as a celebrity chef.

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Council fills two board of adjustment vacancies
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POINT PLEASANT BEACH — A local program that provides free, hot meals to those in need has taken actions to reduce its carbon footprint — making the program not only good for people, but for the planet, too. Mary’s Table has been serving meals every Thursday evening at Saint Mary's bythe-Sea Episcopal Church in Point Pleasant Beach since Nov. 1, 2012. Recently, program runners decided to take some environmentally-friendly steps to reduce waste associated with the program. “Conscious of our environment and wanting to keep our atmosphere homey, we have taken action to reduce our footprint here on Earth,” spokesperson Kathy Lyon said. Now, there are no meals served on paper or foam plates, Ms. Lyon said. The program also eliminated the use of plastic utensils, and nondisposable coffee mugs are used to serve hot beverages. “When we realized we could not provide enough glasses to serve cold beverages, we looked for an environmentally safe alternative,” she said. The search led the program to purchase takeout containers, soup containers and napkins, in addition to cups for cold beverages, that are all biodegradable and, or compostable. “We are blessed to be supported by such dedicated vol-

unteers and generous donors,” Ms. Lyon said. St. Mary’s By-the-Sea Episcopal Church plays host to Mary’s Table, serving free hot meals every Thursday night from 4 to 6 p.m. at its Point Pleasant Beach chapter, located on the corner of Bay and Atlantic avenues in the borough. The charity project was first launched last November. Since then, the church has been providing free food and a gathering place for local residents every Thursday night. The Rev. C. John Thompson-Quartey, pastor of St. Mary’s, proposed the idea to help feed the needy early last year and Mary’s Table has been in development ever since. St. Mary’s has four separate teams that take turns working on Thursdays to host Mary’s Table. Each team consists of a team leader who assigns each

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POINT PLEASANT BEACH — Members of the Point Pleasant Beach Council voted to appoint two new members to the zoning board of adjustment during last Tuesday night’s council meeting. The board had two vacant seats, after members James Wolfersberger and Jason Shamy tendered their resignations. The council passed a resolution accepting the resignation of longtime board of adjustment member Mr. Wolfersberger during its Tuesday, Jan. 28, meeting, and accepted Mr. Shamy’s resignation at last Tuesday’s meeting. Mr. Wolfersberger resigned due to personal reasons, while Mr. Shamy resigned in order to spend more time with his children and attend to other obligations, according to board secretary Karen Mills. The resignations left empty chairs for the mayor and council to fill — but filling them did not go smoothly. In fact, following heated discussion on the dais, no replacement was selected for Mr. Wolfersberger on Jan. 28. Prior to the resignations, the board had been comprised of Mr. Wolfersberger, Jay Reynolds, Lee Kelly, Tom Spader, Steve Ardito, vice chairman Bill Reilly, and chairman Paul Struncius. Additionally, there were four alternate members — Peter Renner, George Loder, Thomas Davis and Mr. Shamy, in that order. Alternate members often attend board meetings, and

have, in past years, filled seats left vacant by resigning members. Mayor Vincent Barrella had said he wanted to move Mr. Renner, the first alternate, up to the vacant seat to finish Mr. Wolfersberger’s term, which expires on Dec. 31, 2015. Subsequently, Mr. Loder would become first alternate, and Mr. Davis, second, which would have left vacancies for the third and fourth alternates. Council President William Mayer said in the case of a resignation, appointments are made by members of council, not the mayor. Mayor Barrella said in the past, it was done by the mayor in the way he had described. During the Jan. 28 meeting, Councilman Mayer said he and members of council would like to appoint someone, but no members of council moved to nominate anyone for the seat during the meeting. At last Tuesday’s meeting, Councilman Thomas Vogel moved to appoint resident John Dixon to fill the unexpired term of Mr. Wolfersberger as a member of the board of adjustment. He and Councilman Mayer, along with council members Stephen Reid, Andy Cortes and Thomas Toohey, voted in favor of the appointment, while Councilman Bret Gordon voted against it. “This is not against [former] councilman Dixon, but rather the precedent of appointing people at large to full-time positions when you have qualified alternates that should be appointed,” Councilman Gordon said. Mayor Barrella said he did not agree with the way the council majority was proceeding — meaning the appointment of two newcomers to the board, as opposed

to moving alternates up to full members. “To do this to the people of Point Pleasant Beach while we’re in the middle of [Hurricane] Sandy recovery, and to do this to the members of the board of adjustment — all members of the board of adjustment, who have been working their tails off for the taxpayers and residents of Point Pleasant Beach — is an offense,” the mayor said. Councilman Mayer said the two appointments “brings the board of adjustment back to its full strength.” He said this way, all the other alternate members’ positions would not be disturbed by the vacancies. “If you move Mr. Renner up [from alternate to full member], you end up distorting all the terms,” Councilman Mayer said. Councilman Vogel said he has prior experience with Mr. Dixon when both men had sat on council together, and felt he would make a good addition to the board. The council also appointed resident Stephen Ferguson to fill the unexpired term of Mr. Shamy as an alternate board member. The council voted unanimously in favor of his appointment. The mayor said he would not have objected to Mr. Dixon nor Mr. Ferguson being appointed to alternate member positions, if the full member seat were filled by someone with prior board experience. The borough will meet again next Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in borough hall. Kimberly Mollo covers Point Pleasant Beach for The Ocean Star. She can be reached at kmollo@theoceanstar.com or 732899-7606 Ext 14.

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Annual gift auction will benefit church to help it continue to serve others
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On Saturday, Feb. 22, Saint Mary’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church will be holding its eighth annual Gift Auction. Saint Mary’s Church has been a presence in the area since the late 1800s and runs many service and community outreach programs. Saint Gregory’s Pantry, an ecumenical emergency food pantry based at Saint Mary’s, distributes food to those in need, provides holiday meals, toys at Christmas and baskets at Easter. After Hurricane Sandy, Saint Mary’s provided community support by acting as both a Red Cross and Federl Emergency Management Agency [FEMA] distribution center, providing aid and support in various ways. Days after the storm, the church launched its newest outreach ministry, Mary’s Table, providing thousands of hot meals at Saint Mary’s and delivering them to those who could not get to the church. Mary’s Table continued to provide hot meals to those displaced by Sandy living in local hotels for over seven months, and continues to provide meals and fellowship for those in need on a weekly basis. “Gift auction proceeds help us continue our efforts to help others through our outreach programs,” according to The Rev. C. John Thompson-Quartey. SAINT MARY’S BY-THE-SEA OUTREACH PROGRAMS St. Gregory’s Pantry — Housed in the church, the pantry is an ecumenical, community-based, nonprofit

emergency food bank serving the greater Point Pleasant area. The pantry is supported by 14 local churches and provides more than 2,000 persons with several days of emergency food annually. The pantry is open five mornings per week and is staffed by an ecumenical group of volunteers. The office, pantry and storage space, as well as utilities, are provided entirely by St. Mary’s. The pantry also distributes more than 250 family-sized holiday dinners each at Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas, along with Easter baskets, warm outerwear, and Christmas gifts at appropriate seasons. Interfaith Hospitality Network of Ocean County — The Interfaith Hospitality Network of Ocean County, part of the national network Family Promise, provides families with temporary shelter in local churches until they can find housing. Four times a year, St. Mary’s offers one week of housing for the families currently in the program. The church provides supplies, funds, dinners and overnight supervision. Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey — Caregiver’s mission is to help frail elderly, homebound or disabled persons to remain in their own homes. Trained volunteers help with driving to doctor appointments, grocery shopping and making check up phone calls. Saturday Soup Kitchen — two groups of volunteers from St. Mary’s By-The-Sea have been involved with the Soup Kitchen at Trinity Church, Asbury Park, for over 19 years. They volunteer the second Saturday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., serving lunch to a growing number of guests of all ages.

Joan Valentine House — The Joan Valentine House is a local residential care facility for adults challenged by mental illness. As neighbors, St. Mary’s welcomes residents of Valentine House to worship, attend Bible study, and partake of special suppers and celebrations. St. Mary’s hosts a summer cookout at Valentine House, and at Christmas, parishioners purchase gifts from the residents own wish lists. Friendship Dinners — in the month of October, St. Mary’s takes its turn in hosting a Friendship Dinner at Harvey Memorial United Methodist Church for local persons in need of both a meal and the companionship. Members of St. Mary’s plan, shop, decorate, cook, serve, entertain, and clean up for this festive dinner for around 100 guests. These monthly dinners are held under the auspices of St. Gregory’s Pantry. Seamen’s Church Institute — the Seamen’s Church Institute of New York and New Jersey was created to advocate for the personal, professional, and spiritual will being of the over one million merchant mariners who enter the New York Harbor each year. St Mary’s supports the Seamen’s Church Institute through contributions of books, clothing and various

sundry items of use to the seamen who are served by the institute and by the ministrations of the Episcopal clergy who serve as chaplains at the port in Newark. HOW TO HELP People can help the church by donating products or services from an organization; by donating samples, promotional items, or small items the church can give away to all of the guests who come to the event [350 of each item is needed]; and by placing an advertisement in the auction program. Each business that supports the event will be recognized in the auction program on the evening of the event, which will be held at the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Brick from 5 to 10 p.m. Saint Mary’s expects over 350 to attend this year’s auction. To make a donation, please contact Saint Mary’s by-the-Sea, 804 Bay Ave., Point Pleasant Beach, attention: Gift Auction. To arrange for gift pickup, please call 732-892-9254 and ask for Cherisse Petruzzi, parish administrator, or email her at stmssecretary@verizon.net.

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Jane McGrath [from left], of Avon, and daughters Jamie McGrath, of Avon, and Kerry McGuigan, of Neptune, enjoyed dinner during Sunshine Daydream’s Fashion Show Benefit Dinner on Friday, Jan. 31 at Jack Baker’s Lobster Shanty in Point Pleasant Beach.

Local business raises $12,000 for Pirl family
Sunshine Daydream, Shore 2 Recover host event for Pirl family
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Dinner, slated for Feb. 15, will raise funds for youth mission trip
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Come June 22, youth from St. Mary’s by-the-Sea Church, Point Pleasant Beach, and All Saints Church, Bay Head, will embark on a mission trip to Hellertown, Pa., located in Northampton County in the Lehigh Valley. The combined youth group will be hosted by St. George’s, a deconsecrated church in Hellertown serving as a disaster recovery site for the flood-prone Northeastern Pennsylvania area. Remarkably, the dates of the trip will coincide with the 42nd anniversary of the devastating Hurricane Agnes flood, which still ranks as one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history. In addition, flooding resulting from Hurricane Irene in 2011 has left homes and public areas still in need of attention. Homeowners and businesses have struggled with the burden of debt that arose due to that flood. Mission work provides opportunities for youth to carry out the Christian responsibility of helping those in need. In 2007 and 2008, St. Mary’s youth served in Biloxi, Miss., after Hurricane Katrina. In 2009, they helped with re-

covery in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, after the 2008 Cedar River flood, which penetrated 10 square miles of the city and left over 18,000 residents displaced. Living at the Shore, the youth always reflected that their families and communities could be victims of a hurricane or flood, needing to recover and rebuild. In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, the youth assisted with organizing supplies and food coming into St. Gregory’s Pantry. They took to the neighborhoods and helped homeowners in Point Pleasant Beach, Point Pleasant Borough, Brick, Lavallette and Mantoloking. Keeping the mission local last summer, St. Mary’s youth worked for a week in Ocean Grove. On Saturday, Feb. 15, St. Mary’s will be hosting an Agape Dinner in Farnsworth Hall commemorating of the Feast of St. Valentine. A gourmet, four-course dinner will be prepared by five-star Chef Rich Brecca, the owner of Shore Fresh Seafood. Proceeds from the dinner will help defray the cost of travel, food and purchasing supplies and materials for the mission work. For tickets and menu selections, please contact St. Mary’s parish office at 732892-9254.

POINT PLEASANT BEACH — A local business recently lent a helping hand to one of its former employees in need, and her family, by hosting a benefit dinner and fashion show in her name, and raised over $12,000 from their efforts. Sunshine Daydream, located on Bay Avenue in Point Pleasant Beach, hosted a Fashion Show Benefit Dinner on Friday, Jan. 31. In conjunction with local nonprofit Shore 2 Recover, the business was able to raise thousands through the benefit event to help former employee, Caitlin Pirl, and her Point Pleasant Beach family. When Caitlin, now 25, was struck by a hit-and-run driver while walking home in Point Pleasant Beach five years ago, she and her family’s lives changed forever. Caitlin, who had worked at Sunshine Daydream before the accident, is learning to cope with new challenges brought on by her injuries, some of which are permanent, while her family members support her. The family is faced with a heap of ongoing medical expenses, as well as costs associated with Hurricane Sandy, which flooded and severely damaged their home. As Shore 2 Recover volunteers help, the Pirls are building a new home. Sunshine Daydream coowner Amy Jones said Caitlin was one of Sunshine Daydream’s first employees when she and Erin Galante opened the store in 2005. After hearing about what Shore 2 Recover was doing to help the family get back on its feet after the hurricane, the Sunshine Daydream team wanted to get involved in its own way. In 2008, following Caitlin’s accident, the people at Sunshine Daydream organized a fundraising event for the family. Now, five years to the date of that first fundraiser,

the business hosted a second benefit at Jack Baker’s Lobster Shanty, on Channel Drive, which donated the use of its Sunset Ballroom and all the food for the benefit. “We are so appreciative to the Lobster Shanty for donating the venue and all of the food to us for the event,” Ms. Jones said. “We were stunned when they told us that they were also including the gratuities for the evening. They went above and beyond for the Pirls and we are so grateful to them for making the evening go so smoothly and for their generosity.” The community and downtown businesses also contributed to the benefit by donating gift certificates and, or, baskets for the gift auction, or volunteering with the fashion show. The stores that were included in the Fashion Show are Sunshine Daydream, Sarah’s Kiddles, Turquoise, Bree Anna, D.Monaco Designs, Lynne’s Boutique, Stella e Luna, Lola’s Boutique and Baja East. Also, All Points Printing & Graphics donated all of the printing for the event. “It was a really relaxed evening and everyone enjoyed all of the wonderful gift baskets that were auctioned off,” Ms. Jones said. “The gift auction was really unbelievable — there were so many wonderful items donated from all the local stores.” One-hundred percent of event proceeds will go toward rebuilding the Pirl family home. Ms. Jones said the night was a big success, raising a total of $12,886 for the family. “The benefit went extremely well,” Ms. Jones said, adding that the event was nearly sold out. “We are so grateful for such an extremely positive turnout,” she said. “The night went really smoothly and I think everyone really enjoyed themselves.” Kimberly Mollo covers Point Pleasant Beach for The Ocean Star. She can be reached at kmollo@theoceanstar.com or 732-899-7606 Ext 14.

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Guest speakers to inform parents about impact of drugs on children
Steered Straight program to host discussion with parents
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TALKING ABOUT ART
Artists Linne Grant, of Atlantic Highlands, Laurie Neyhart, of Farmingdale, and Chris Guarino, of Point Pleasant Beach, compared their mediums at the artist open house that was held at the Brielle Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 1. Nine different artists displayed their work at the library with mediums ranging from oils, watercolors, photography, and pottery.

Next high school dodgeball tournament set for Feb. 22
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Point Pleasant Beach High School will host a round of dodgeball tournaments as part of a fundraising effort for the school’s annual Project Graduation event. The first of three separate tournaments, all held on Saturday, took place Jan. 25. The second is set for Feb. 22, while the third is slated for March 29. All three will go from 7 to 9 p.m. located in the Point Pleasant Beach High School gymnasium. Funds raised through participation and spectator fees will go towards the Project Graduation event held for the high school’s class of 2014 later this year, according to Lisa Kitchenman, a health and physical education teacher at the G. Harold Antrim Ele-

Library to host Jazz, Blues tribute
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The Point Pleasant Beach Branch of the Ocean County Library will present the program “Jazz and Blues Queens: A Tribute to Great Women Singers” on Tuesday, March 4 at 7 p.m. Take a musical journey with the great ladies of the jazz and blues as they share their songs and stories. Singers highlighted include Ma Rainey, Alberta Hunter, Ida Cox, Bessie Smith, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Dina Washington, Peggy Lee and many more. Performance will be by the Lil’ Swing Band. This program is free and open to the public. Please register online at www.theoceancountylibrary.org or call 732-892-4575. The Point Pleasant Beach Branch library is located at 710 Mclean Ave., Point Pleasant Beach.

mentary School in the borough. “It goes towards the prizes for the graduates and also helps fund the activities for the actual event,” Ms. Kitchenman said. “It’s up in the air, the kids haven't voted for what they want at Project Graduation, but these funds will help make that a reality.” Ms. Kitchenman, who has helped with fundraising events for the high school’s class of 2010 and 2013, said all who qualify are welcome to participate, even students from other schools. To qualify, six-member teams must pre-register by filling out a consent form that will establish permission to participate in the tournaments as well as organize teams. Teams can register in four separate divisions. The elementary division is open for students in grades four through six, the middle school division allows students from grades seven and eight, the high school division will represent each high school grade level, and an adult division allows participants who are 18 years or older to compete against one another. Teams will only play other teams in their division. “In years past, we have had some adult teams but the ma-

jority of our students are from fourth grade to eighth grade,” Ms. Kitchenman said. “The teams are usually formed ahead of time and they have to pre-register.” Each team member is responsible for a $5 entry fee, totaling $30 per team. Spectators will also pay a small fee of $2 for students and $3 for adults. Registered teams are required to have a team name and wear the same color shirt. Entries will only be accepted if all six members have filled out and handed in the proper forms. All forms and payment should be returned to the Point Pleasant High School Main Office or to the G. Harold Antrim Elementary School Front Office. They can also be sent by mail to Point Pleasant Beach H.S., 700 Trenton Ave., Point Pleasant Beach 08742. The tournament’s rules and regulations can be found on the registration forms and all interested participants are required to fully read and understand the terms of the game. Registration forms can be found by going to the Point Pleasant Beach High School website at www.ptbeach.com/beachhs and clicking the PPBHS Monthly Newsletter link under “Headlines and Features.”

POINT PLEASANT BEACH — Parents at the G. Harold Antrim School are set to learn about the dangers of substance abuse in school communities through a special guest speaker program on Feb. 25. The program, called Steered Straight, recently ran a series of assemblies during Point Pleasant Beach High School health classes on Monday, Dec. 16. The program also visited children at G. Harold Antrim School last year, according to school counselor Darlene Kuzloski. The goal of the program is to reduce substance use by having age-appropriate discussions with children in schools. The presentations are 40 minutes long and focus on the danger of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Steered Straight, Inc., is a non-profit educational and prevention and intervention organization, committed to reaching children, teens and young adults with a message of reality about life choices and the importance of consequential thinking so that they understand there are consequences to their actions, according to the group’s website, steeredstraight.org. According to the organization’s website, “There exists an ever-increasing need to reach the youth of our communities. With school violence, escalating use of drugs and alcohol by teens, accelerated recruitment into gangs, bullying and vandalism, and subsequent lifechanging consequences, children and young adults need a profound message delivered to them from experienced, identifiable and caring messengers.” Steered Straight brings guest speakers — some of whom are “living examples of negative life choices” — to talk to children in schools. The group has different presentations for students in kindergarten to sec-

ond grade, third to fifth grade, sixth to eighth grade, and at the high school level. On Tuesday, Feb. 25, the speakers will address parents, this time, answering questions and discussing such issues with them. The question-and-answer forum and discussion is set for 7 p.m. in the G. Harold Antrim School auditorium. Ms. Kuzloski said the Steered Straight assemblies were successful in Antrim last year, and she received positive feedback from students about them. “One student said to me, ‘That was one of the best programs we've ever had,’” she said. Due to its success with students at the grammar school and this year at the high school, Ms. Kuzloski said Antrim will now host a program just for parents. “It’s really good information,” she said, encouraging all parents to attend. Kimberly Mollo covers Point Pleasant Beach for The Ocean Star. She can be reached at kmollo@theoceanstar.com or 732899-7606 Ext 14.

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Give the gift of a ‘Big Beautiful Tree’
Shade Tree Commission offers trees as creative Valentine’s Day gifts
BY KIMBERLY MOLLO
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JUST CHILLIN’
A flock of seagulls relaxed on top of the frozen lake by the bandshell in Point Pleasant Beach recently after a winter storm blanketed the borough with ice and snow.

Reading groups, children’s games, more set for library this month
Point Beach branch library schedules fun events for February
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To register for library programs or for more information please call the Point Pleasant Beach Library at 732-892-4575. Those interested can also register for programs online at www.theoceancountylibrary.org. ADULT PROGRAMS E-Readers & E-books — Have questions about the Nook, Kindle, iPad, or Android tablet? Need help downloading e-books? Please call the branch to schedule an appointment. Stitch at the Beach — Monday, Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. Bring along needles and yarn and join the monthly Knitting group. All skill levels welcome. Please register. Literature & Lunch: “The Falls” — Thursday, Feb. 20 at 12 p.m. Bring a lunch and discuss a great book with Judy Sette.

caregivers are all welcome. Please register. OCL Puppet Players Present Storytime Theater: Chowder and the Fabulous Bouncing Chowder by Peter Brown — Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 10:30 a.m. This winter the OCL Puppet Show Players will be presenting a show based on Peter Brown’s books about a one-of-a-kind bulldog ADULT AND TEEN PROGRAMS named Chowder. He’s Freedom Quilt Squares — quirky, charming, lovable, Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. smart and one heck of a Quilts were a vital part of hound. Families welcome. the Underground Railroad. Please register. Learn the meaning of codes and make a basic quilt CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS square. Teens and adults Preschool Storytime: Chiwelcome. Please register. nese Drums — Thursday, Feb. 6 at 11 a.m. FAMILY PROGRAMS The library will be celeGoin’ Someplace Special brating Chinese New Year — Feb. 8 at 11 a.m. with stories, songs, and a The library will be cele- Chinese drum craft. Ages brating Black History Month two to five years. Please regwith a book discussion of ister. “Goin’ Someplace Special” Wee Ones — Thursday, by Patricia C. McKissack. Feb. 13 at 11 a.m. Books can be picked up at Caregivers and their little the circulation desk. Chil- ones are invited to join for dren, teens, parents and stories, songs, and finger-

This month's selection is “The Falls” by Joyce Carol Oates. Please register. Adult Book Discussion — Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. “A Reliable Wife” by Robert Goolrick is this month’s selection. This discussion is led by Marian Latendorf. Books may be picked up at the circulation desk. Please register.

plays. Ages six to 24 months. Please register. Abbey the Reading Dog: Be My Valentine — Saturday, Feb. 15 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Children can practice their reading skills by reading a Valentine story to Abbey, the beautiful Bernese Mountain Dog, then create a sparkly Valentine craft. All are invited to wear red or pink to celebrate this special day. Ages five to nine years. Please register. “Ellen’s Broom” — Thursday, Feb. 27 at 3:45 p.m. In honor of Black History Month, the library will be reading Kelly Starling Lyons’ “Ellen’s Broom” and learn how to create a version of linoleum block printing, the illustration technique used in the book. Ages five to nine years. Please register. Curio Display — Snowmen by Wendy Gaestel. Meeting Room Art Display — Puzzle Art installation and collaborative project.

POINT PLEASANT BEACH — The Point Pleasant Beach Shade Tree Commission has a suggestion for anyone looking for a creative Valentine’s Day gift — the purchase of a “Big Beautiful Tree.” Through the “Big Beautiful Tree” program, residents may buy a gift for their valentine that gets better with age and lasts a lifetime, according to commission member Anne Lightburn. The gift of a tree is also good for the Earth, she said. “It is a big, beautiful tree that will blossom in the spring, provide shade in the summer, display vibrant fall colors or remain evergreen all year round,” she said. The Point Pleasant Beach Shade Tree Commission’s “Big Beautiful Tree” program has a variety of trees that will

suit that special someone’s taste. Every year the gifted tree will increase the value, beauty and privacy of the property on which it is planted. The trees available this spring range from eight to 12 feet tall and “look great right away,” Ms. Lightburn said. For $325, a Big Beautiful Tree will be delivered and professionally planted, complete with a watering system. Contact Peter Renner from the Shade Tree Commission at 973-760-5999 to discuss unique tree needs and set up a spring planting schedule. Choose a flowering cherry, pear or plum tree, or discuss other choices with Mr. Renner. “Your Big Beautiful Tree will keep on giving,” Ms. Lightburn said. Kimberly Mollo covers Point Pleasant Beach for The Ocean Star. She can be reached at kmollo@theoceanstar.com or 732-899-7606 Ext 14.

Republican club seeks candidates
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Church offers free meals each month
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The Point Pleasant Beach Republican Club is seeking candidates for the council seats that will be up for election in 2014. Interested persons who wish to run in the primary as Republican candidates are requested to send a letter of interest and a resume to the Point Pleasant Beach Republican Club, P.O. Box 1004, Point Pleasant Beach.

The congregation of Central United Methodist Church hosts Matthew’s Table on the fourth Thursday of every month. Matthew’s Table serves hot meals and fellowship at no charge to the community. The Central United Methodist Church is located at 729 Arnold Ave., Point Pleasant Beach. For more information, please contact Katie Wilford at 732-691-6764.

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location where Mr. Gregg will be focusing his sales. “When you look at history, you’ll see that oysters thrived in this area,” he said. “Every bay, every waterway at that latitude at the coast is really the perfect environment for growing oysters.”

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Local man’s dream is a farm of a different sort in Mantoloking
BELMAR’S MATTHEW GREGG
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TWO LOVES, TWO LIVES While acquiring his first acreage in the bay, Mr. Gregg was working for William Morris Endeavor Mr. Gregg, 30, was born on “I had never seen an Entertainment [WME], a May 6, 1983 to Mary and oyster farm before and it talent agency with offices in John Gregg, who raised their totally blew my mind. I locations such as California family in Avon-by-the-Sea. absolutely loved it,” he said. and New York. He has three siblings: John Right there, Mr. Gregg said While working in the New Jr., 36, Kelly McCarthy, 35, he asked if he could work at York office, he continued and Kathleen Gardell, 28. Watch Hill Oysters that working on getting his He graduated from Avon summer, which he did. dream of owning an oyster Elementary School and St. “The most enjoyable thing farm off the ground. Rose High School, in Belmar. for me was being able to be “These were my two lives Growing up on the Jersey outside every day and also — or my two loves,” Mr. Shore, Mr. Gregg had a love I’ve kind of gotten obsessed Gregg said. “It was like being for fishing and the ocean. with seeing things grow,” Mr. around the ocean, marine “Living around here, that Gregg said. environment or living this [fishing] was my favorite It was his experience at fancy music life working for hobby growing up,” he said. Watch Hill Oysters that a talent agency.” fostered his dream of owning At some point it came THE BEGINNING OF A DREAM an oyster farm in New Jersey. time for Mr. Gregg to decide That hobby drove him to “I saw a potential for an between his two loves. the University of Rhode oyster farm in this area,” he “Really this is what I Island, in Kingston, RI, to said. wanted out of life,” he said pursue his interest in fishery In 2008, Mr. Gregg about owning an oyster farm, science, which would acquired his first acreage in so he quit his job at WME. become his minor. the Barnegat Bay in “It’s weird, working at He graduated in 2007 with Mantoloking, giving rise to William Morris, you don’t a major in marine and his company Forty North think you’ll learn anything coastal law with a minor in Oyster Farms. about oyster farming, which aquaculture and fisheries. Mr. Gregg now leases 10 you don’t directly, but you Mr. Gregg said he went acres in the Barnegat Bay learn a lot about building the into his minor having no from the state Department of brand,” he said. interest in aquaculture, but Environmental Protection, that opinion soon changed which oversees the leasing of HURRICANE SANDY and would become integral the state-owned waterway. In 2011, Mr. Gregg began to his dream. He also acquired 10 acres in harvesting his first batch of Aquaculture is the “active Long Island on the Peconic oysters, which consisted of cultivation of marine and Bay, which he won through a about 300,000 oysters. freshwater aquatic organisms lottery in 2011. After about one year of under controlled conditions,” According to Mr. Gregg, harvesting the oysters, they according to the U.S. he named his company Forty were ready to sell. Environmental Protection North Oyster Farms because “We started selling five Agency website, his business has everything days before [Hurricane] www.epa.gov/oecaagct/anaqu to do with 40 degrees Sandy,” Mr. Gregg said. idx.html. latitude — the Mantoloking “It was frustrating,” he said As part of his studies, Mr. farm is located at that about the storm, but “it Gregg went on a field trip to latitude as is his Long Island could have been worse...In Watch Hill Oysters, an oyster site and the city of terms of sales I was only five farm in Rhode Island. Manhattan, which is one days into it.”

elmar resident Matthew Gregg’s love for the ocean and marine environment has been a driving force behind his dream to become an oyster farm owner— a dream that came to fruition, but had a minor setback when Hurricane Sandy devastated the Jersey Shore in October 2012.

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Matt Gregg, 30, owns an oyster farm in Mantoloking. Mr. Gregg began selling his first batch of oysters five days before Hurricane Sandy. Since then, he has been rebuilding his business.
Due to Sandy, Mr. Gregg lost nearly all his oysters, his pontoon boat sustained damage and he lost gear, which included growout bags which house the oysters in the water, he said. At that point, Mr. Gregg said he was “at a crossroads” to figure out how to restart the business. “I never really considered giving up,” he said. creativity to the area.” Since meeting, Ms. Schlossbach and Mr. Gregg have been working together. According to Ms. Schlossbach, Mr. Gregg will be a guest at a cooking class for the American Littoral Society in April. They are also embarking on making sea salt, which will begin in the spring. A portion of the proceeds from the sea salt project will go back to Mr. Gregg to help him as he rebuilds his business. MOVING FORWARD “It’s been testing at times, but I’m steadfast on making it a big business and making it recognized locally,” Mr. Gregg said. His primary target for selling oysters will be New York City, Philadelphia and New Jersey. “When you eat oysters, you want them to be fresh. You want them to be alive, so when it comes down to it, we want to sell locally. We don’t even want to sell outside the area and we don’t need to,” he said. Mr. Gregg said he looks forward to harvesting oysters in New York, which will begin this spring. He also hopes to acquire an oyster farm site near Northern Long Beach Island, which will allow Mr. Gregg to have three different oysters to present to restaurants. “Oysters are just like wine in the fact that they take on the flavors of the region that they’re grown in,” he said, which will be an advantage when he presents his oysters to restaurants. As for the Barnegat Bay oyster farm, he said the approximately 200,000 oysters will begin to reach market size in May. To learn more about Forty North Oyster Farms, visit its website at www.fortynorthoysters.com.

“We started talking and it made sense,” Mr. Gregg said. Mr. Cannon became a partner in the business. According to Mr. Cannon, he was doing research on the oyster business in New Jersey for his new restaurant Jockey Hollow Bar and Kitchen, which is set to open later this year in Morristown, when he stumbled upon Forty North Oyster Farms. The restaurant will have an STARTING OVER oyster/wine bar. To help rebuild his oyster While Mr. Gregg said he farm, Mr. Gregg started an never thought he would be online fundraiser, which got in the oyster business, the the attention of various partnership is mutually people, including beneficial because he can restaurateur Chris Cannon receive oysters at a and Marilyn Schlossbach, competitive price, while Mr. who owns several businesses Gregg will have someone in Asbury Park. who knows many businesses In total, the fundraiser in New York City. raised about $10,000. “He’s [Mr. Gregg] a great Mr. Cannon reached out to guy,” Mr. Cannon said. “He Mr. Gregg, who said he was has a great vision of what he interested in seeing the wants to do. He really wants oyster farm. to get the New Jersey aquaculture back up and running and respected.” Mr. Cannon said people have a “misperception in terms of what actually is in New Jersey. There’s a lot more going on in New Jersey than you think.” One goal of Mr. Cannon’s restaurant and Mr. Gregg’s oyster farm is to show what else New Jersey has to offer, Mr. Cannon said. “I want to surround myself with young guys who are passionate and care about what they're doing and can really be a driving force in changing people’s perception,” he said. Ms. Schlossbach, who was also rebuilding post-Sandy, said she decided to donate to Mr. Gregg because of what he was doing. “He’s a young entrepreneur that really wants to do something extraordinary for where we live and I was really sad to SUEANNE GOSS THE OCEAN STAR see that might go away,” she Forty North Oyster Farms owner Matt Gregg, of Belmar [from left], recently checked his oyster cages with the help of his dog, Giorgio, and said, adding he “brings an girlfriend, Bethany Quirk. Mr. Gregg owns an oyster farm in Mantoloking. elevated source of culinary

MATT GREGG Owner, Forty North Oyster Farms

CHRIS CANNON Restauranteur, Mr. Gregg’s business partner

MARILYN SCHLOSSBACH Asbury Park business owner

“Oysters are just like wine in the fact that they take on the flavors of the region that they’re grown in.”

“He has a great vision of what he wants to do.”

“He’s a young entrepreneur that really wants to do something extraordinary for where we live.”

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ed in 2011 to replace Mr. Riordan following his disastrous tenure as Borough Attorney in 2010. In 2011, the motion to replace Mr. Riordan with Mr. Gannon was made by former Councilman Sean Hennessy, a member of the same Republican Club as the current majority. Therefore, I could not help but smile upon reading Councilman Mayer’s statement that “I’m not embarrassed to be appointing Republicans, I’m a Republican.” The current Republican Club majority has repeatedly stated that my concerns about a return to 2010 are not well founded. However, the first thing they did was to go back to 2010 and appoint Mr. Riordan to be our Borough Attorney! MAYOR DISAGREES WITH APPOINTMENTS Councilman Reid has acknowledged that Last week’s The Ocean Star featured an Mr. Riordan’s wife Christine “had been very article titled “Gertner ousted as attorney.” helpful in getting us [the current Republican The premise of this article was that my Club councilmen] elected.” Given Mr. objection to Kevin Riordan’s appointment as Riordan’s questionable 2010 performance, our Borough Attorney was that Sean methodically documented at the last Gertner would not be back. That is not cor- Council meeting and in the past, it is not rect. I knew Mr. Gertner would not be back unreasonable to ask if the Republican Club immediately after last November’s Council majority put their obligation to his wife election. ahead of the interests of Point Pleasant With Mr. Gertner [a life-long Republican, Beach? ironically, first appointed our Borough Equally disturbing is what the Republican Attorney by then Mayor, and now Club majority did to our Municipal Court. Councilman, Vogel in 2006] standing no They fired our Public Defender, Bianca chance of being reappointed, and having Sangiovanni [also a Republican], despite her experienced 2010 with Mr. Riordan as our three years of service in that position and Borough Attorney, I suggested that the Councilman Mayer’s statement that “I’ve Council appoint Tom Gannon, also a heard very good things about Bianca.” Their Republican, as our Borough Attorney. choice to replace her — an inexperienced Mr. Gannon’s firm served in that capacity attorney associated with the firm of Point for approximately 20 years under former Pleasant Beach Republican Club President Mayor Dan Hennessy and had been appoint- John Jackson. I would have more respect for

FREEHOLDERS, FOCUS ON ISSUE CLOSER TO HOME Leaving aside the fact that by 2017, the United States will overtake Saudi Arabia as the world’s leading producer of oil and that by 2030, the United States will be a net exporter of oil, all without oil produced from Canadian tar sands, perhaps it would make more sense for the Freeholders to take a stand on something closer to home rather than the Keystone Pipeline. The Freeholders do make a point that Ocean County is in large part a bedroom community and that a majority of workingage adults commute out of the county to their jobs. If the Freeholders really want to make commuting easier for a number of county residents, they need to take a vocal stand on the Mantoloking Choke Point. The Choke Point is part of a marked evacuation route and the lane closure has created traffic and public safety delays. Slated to last 18 days, the Choke Point is now 60 days old with no end in sight. Are the Freeholders really going to accept DOT’s failure to manage the highway reconstruction contracts and the resulting traffic and public safety issues DOT’s policies have caused? WILLIAM H. MCKINNON White Avenue, Lavallette

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Councilman Mayer if he would have continued his statement about Bianca, by adding “but her father lost the Brick Mayoral race, and John is the Republican Club President!” They also appointed Steven Zabarsky to the position of Municipal Prosecutor. Mr. Zabarsky was replaced in 2013 because of complaints received from our Municipal Court administration and the Police Department. The problem — he and his firm continually sent inexperienced associates to represent the town, a practice that did not change even after he was given a second chance in 2012. Thus, while we were paying for his services, we were not getting them. I don’t know who the Republican Club majority spoke with about Mr. Zabarsky, but it was obviously not our Municipal Court administrator or Police Department. Could it be that the decision to bring Mr. Zabarsky back had less to do with the “Sammy the Dog” case, referenced by Councilman Toohey in last week’s article, and more to do with the fact that his law partner is Senator James Holzapfel [R, 10th Dist.]? VINCENT R. BARRELLA Mayor, Borough of Point Pleasant Beach Niblick Street, Point Pleasant Beach
PROTECT ANIMALS IN COLD WEATHER During the “polar vortex” that sent temperatures tumbling throughout the country earlier this month, countless animals suffered and died because they were left outdoors. A pit bull who was chained to a tree in Texas froze to death, and in New York, a stray cat appeared to

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have frozen mid-stride. With another round of frigid temperatures forecasted, it’s crucial to keep our animal companions indoors, where they will be warm and safe, and to look out for neighbors’ animals and strays. Left outdoors, animals can suffer from frostbite, hypothermia, and dehydration when water sources freeze. At minimum, animals who are forced to live outdoors need increased food rations and proper shelter — a wooden doghouse elevated off the ground, stuffed with straw, and covered with a flap. If stray or feral animals visit your property, do everything you can to get them safe indoors [shelters will often loan out humane box traps]. Animals are no better equipped to survive bone-chilling temperatures than we are. If you see an animal deprived of adequate shelter, food, water, or other necessities, please notify authorities immediately. For more tips on protecting animals in cold weather, visit www.PETA.org. LINDSAY POLLARD-POST The PETA Foundation

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Most people will agree with you if you will just keep quiet

Recapping the record
50 YEARS AGO The Point Pleasant Beach Council was planning on studying a proposal to rezone half a block near the business section for parking, an idea brought forth by the Central Business District Development Corp. The company wanted the borough to rezone for commercial parking the northern half of the block bounded by Arnold and River avenues, Grove Street and Woodland Road. 25 YEARS AGO After a two-year search, the board of trustees of All Saints Episcopal Church on Lake Avenue in Bay Head found a minister ready to meet the challenge of a church in transition, and able to meet the pastoral needs of the parish — and the Harvardeducated minister could also coach baseball. The Rev. Edward B. Gammons said he likes the town of Bay Head, and the idea of living on the ocean. He and his wife, Gretchen, chose the ministry in Bay Head after 14 years at St. Andrews in Yardley, Pa. 10 YEARS AGO Local officials were furious to learn the budget President George W. Bush submitted to Congress for the 2005 fiscal year proposed no funding for beach renourishment projects. “I think it is substantially flagrant and awful,” Mantoloking Councilman Elbert “Rusty” Husted said. “They are trying to ram this through in areas where they have no right to try to cancel things. They are just canceling out anything to save money.” Also that year, a new group of teenagers asked the Point Pleasant Council for a skate park. Every few years, a new group would go before the council seeking a place to skateboard to favorable response, but little action. This latest group of teens told the council of the many positives that come with skateboarding, including continually challenging yourself to be the best you can be. FIVE YEARS AGO The Lavallette Council gave the goahead for two-hour parking restrictions in front of more than 20 businesses along Grand Central Avenue. Also that year, Point Pleasant Beach resident Candace Donoghue, 58, qualified for the Boston Marathon after completing the Aviation Marathon at Warner Robins Air Force Base in Robins, Ga. Her qualifying time was 4 hours, 15 minutes. ONE YEAR AGO TODAY Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno made an appearance at Jenkinson’s Aquarium in Point Pleasant Beach to announce the launch of a marketing campaign named “Show Your Love for the Jersey Shore.” The campaign was meant to jumpstart the spring tourism season — something that, just months prior, many thought would not be possible after the wreckage left behind by Hurricane Sandy.

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Passengers and mail were unloaded from a locomotive at the Point Pleasant Beach railroad station in the 1950s. The train was headed south to Bay Head.

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BUSINESS PROFILE

Sailor Trading Co. offers vintage decor in a stylish setting by the sea
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A few blocks away from Manasquan’s downtown area, a vintage consignment store nestled along Sea Girt Avenue in Wall has already made a name for itself, grabbing the attention of buyers from as far away as Japan, in the less than three years since it opened. Sailor Trading Company, filled with furniture, home goods, jewelery and authentic coastal decor, recently opened a second location in Avon-by-theSea. The store offers unique vintage pieces at an affordable price, all through the beauty of consignment. Kerry McKiever, owner of Sailor Trading Company, has racked up thousands of consigners since opening her store on Memorial Day Weekend 2011. Because of this, between 200 and 500 new pieces come in to the store each week. Though they are all consignment pieces, Mrs. McKiever said she only accepts the highest quality items. “I’m very picky,” she explained. “I want a certain style of vintage, American goods, authentic nautical, antiques, and then hip, new companies, such as Restoration Hardware, ABC New York, Pottery Barn, etcetera” she said. Sailor Trading Company also promotes local artistry, which Mrs. McKiever is very passionate about. “The store is filled with that – everyone from jewelers to potters and other mediums of art,” she said. Sailor Trading Company is redecorated regularly by Mrs. McKiever. Though she does not have a professional background in design, her store is almost artwork in itself, with all of the vintage pieces arranged to complement one another in a way that makes the store feel inviting and unique. Her knack for decorat-

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Kerry McKiever opened Sailor Trading Company on Sea Girt Avenue in Wall Township on Memorial Day Weekend 2011 and has since opened a second store in Avon-by-the-Sea.
ing, as well as her love for authentic nautical pieces, may be a credit to her upbringing. “I grew up with driftwood lamps and ship hatch covered coffee tables and driftwood end tables. My roots have always been drawn by the sea,” she said. “My life revolves around the ocean, always has.” “ All of the coastal, nautical decor comes from the real deal – family friends and acquaintances, fisherman, surfers, sailors,” she said. The location itself, which she called “a step back in time” is even part of history. The lot was once home to the original schoolhouse in the area. “I want my children to preserve buildings like this. It’s the closest commercial farm to the sea in our area,” she said. Having always wanted to open her own store, Mrs. McKiever decided to start Sailor Trading Company after happily being a homemaker for many years. “My daughter was going into kindergarten and I wanted, as a homemaker, to start my own business,” she said. “I had no idea what I was in for,” she said. After originally planning to open the store only on weekends, she scrapped that idea when her entire inventory sold out seven weeks in a row. “It was me gathering [items] from garage sales, estate sales, flea markets. It was me gathering the goods to resell,” she said. Now, less than three years later, Sailor Trading Company has more than 2,000 consigners. When they have a piece, or pieces, they are interested in selling at the store, they contact Mrs. McKiever via email with pictures, set their own price, and it’s a 50/50 split when it sells. Having new items coming in every week also keeps loyal customers coming back, sometimes three times per week to check out the new stock. Mrs. McKiever has also generated a lot of buzz about the store through Facebook and Instagram, and has noticed she has fans not just from the local area.

Sailor Trading Company, located on Sea Girt Avenue, is constantly redecorated by owner Kerry McKiever. The store features new items every week, all of which come from consigners.
“That has grown like wildfire. We have ‘likes’ from Japan, Europe, beyond D.C., Philly, New York City traveling to see the goods,” she said, which recently included a Ralph Lauren farm table. “My customer base ranges wildly. We have everybody from your treasure hunter thrifter to your beachfront millionaire,” Mrs. McKiever said. “Because I offer such a diverse selection of quality goods at a more affordable price.” Many of the Sailor Trading Company shoppers look to the store for inspiration, Mrs. McKiever said. Her decorating expertise has lead her to new ventures, including staging weddings, house tours and in real estate. Her newest business is Port and Starboard, a joint venture between her and Jason Cramer, her friend and “right hand man” since Sailor Trading Company opened, in which they redecorate and stage homes using items the homeowner already has. Mr. Cramer, as well as the rest of the Sailor Trading Company staff, is very supportive, Mrs. McKiever said. “I have the best staff, I really do,” she said. “They’re all for Sailor rapidly growing.” As are her husband, Matthew, and three children, son, Sunny, 14 and daughters, Catherine, 9, and Lily, 7. Her ultimate dream for the Sea Girt Avenue location is to take over the entire property and turn it into an organic farm. Sailor Trading Company is currently accompanied by Waterbrook Garden Center on the same lot. She hopes to transform the property into a place that has a history behind it, where her children can grow up. “I want my children to experience authentic clam bakes, to listen to stories of the past. We’re a unique community,” she said. The second Sailor Trading Company store, which recently opened on Sylvania Avenue in Avon-by-the-Sea, includes a paleo-style organic cafe, serving foods handmade from scratch using local fishes and meats. Mrs. McKiever plans to one day add a cafe to her Wall location, as well. In early spring, Mrs. McKiever also has plans to open a warehouse in Manasquan, which will hold large sales and events by appointment only. Her biggest goal is to inspire others to think outside the box, as she has with her business. “ Appreciate what you have, make use of what you have or have been passed down. Live simple,” she said. SELLING AT SAILOR TRADING CO. Consigners interested in selling pieces at Sailor Trading Co. can contact Mrs. McKiever three ways: via email at sailortradingco@me.com, via phone at 732-359-7725 or they can bring photos of the items to the store, located at 1215 Sea Girt Ave. in Wall. The store is open seven days per week, typically from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., though the hours vary by season.

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were her grandchildren and her great grandchildren. They lit up her whole world and always brought a smile to her face and happiness to her heart. She leaves behind eight grandchildren: Stephanie Woit and her husband Christopher, Shannon Olsen and her husband Gary, Jason Engelhardt and his wife Kate, Christopher Engelhardt and his wife Holly, Timothy Engelhardt, Daniel Engelhardt, Stacy Morgan and her husband Duane, and Ryan Spearer. She also leaves behind 12 great grandchildren: twins Matthew and MacKenzie Woit; Zachary and Kiersten Olsen; Raegan, Nolan, Ian and Bevin Engelhardt, CJ and Aiden Engelhardt, Aubrey Morgan and baby girl Morgan on the way. Joan had a terrific life and those whom loved and cared for her were lucky to have had her in their lives. She was part of a fourth generation, and she will be deeply missed by all those that she has left behind. Arrangements were under the direction of Pable Evertz Funeral Home, Point Pleasant. Burial followed at Atlantic View Cemetery in Manasquan. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Point Pleasant Boro First Aid or a charity of your choice. For online condolences to the family visit www.pableevertzfuneralhome.com Barbara graduated from Point Pleasant Beach High School in 1957. Before her retirement, she worked in both the banking and insurance industries. She loved living at the beach and spending time with her family. Barbara is preceded in death by her parents, Stanley and Helen Stagaard; her brothers, Wayne Stagaard, Stanley [Bowdy] Stagaard and Dennis Stagaard; and her sister, Cheryl Stagaard. Barbara is survived by her loving daughters, Joanne Lynch of Point Pleasant, and Sandra Hanson and her husband, David of Brick; her sisters, Karen Vitale and Debbie Earle; and her grandson, Joshua Morris. The family will receive relatives and friends for a Memorial Gathering on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Van Hise & Callagan Funeral Home located at 812 Arnold Ave. Point Pleasant Beach, 08742. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent to www.vanhisecallagan.com.

Kenneth W. Lyons
Kenneth W. Lyons, 87, of Brick, with family in Point Pleasant, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 6. He was a graduate of Boston College and a veteran of World War II. Kenneth is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Marion; his two daughters Marianne Lyons and Cathy Smith and her husband Tim; his granddaughters Jaclyn Raftery and her husband Donovan and Alison Shore and her husband Christopher. Kenneth is also survived by many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass will be Saturday, Feb. 15, 9:30 a.m. at St. Denis RC Church, 90 Union Ave., Manasquan.

Joan V. Spearer
Joan V. Spearer, 84, of Point Pleasant passed away on Feb. 8, peacefully at home, where she wanted to be. She was born on Sept. 25, 1929 in Factoryville, Pa., the youngest of three children, to John and Elizabeth Philipson. Joan was predeceased by her sister, Muriel Peisel, and her brother John “Jack” Philipson. Joan’s family moved to Point Pleasant early in her life. She would continue to live and flourish with her own family in this tiny shore town, making it her forever home. She attended Point Pleasant Beach High School, where she was a member of the Class of 1948.

She had a contagious spirit and enjoyed being with her friends. They were a close group who still celebrated and enjoyed each other’s company well into their latter years. She had always shared fond memories of being a cheerleader and a basketball player during her time spent at the school, and took great pride in the fact that many of her own grandchildren would be able to do the same at PPBHS. During her summers she and her friends often frequented the beaches and boardwalk of Point Pleasant Beach, and that is where she met and fell in love with her sweetheart George W. Spearer Jr. She married her beloved on Sept. 10, 1950. After 47 years of marriage she was predeceased by him in 1997. She loved him ever so much and cherished the time that they had together and all the wonderful memories they made. They enjoyed playing shuffleboard at the Elks, traveling the Caribbean on cruises with their friends, and spending cold winters together in Florida. Together they had three children: daughter JoAnn Hilling and her husband Ray of Point Pleasant Beach; daughter Cyndee Engelhardt and her husband Gary of Point Pleasant Beach; and son John Spearer and his wife Maureen of Bricktown. When her children were little she enjoyed raising them and taking care of them in the role of a homemaker. As the children got a little older she ventured into the working field as a waitress spending many years working at Rudy’s Restaurant on Channel Drive and the Golden Eagle, both of Point Pleasant Beach. Most important to her

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JERSEY SHORE CALVARY CHAPEL Pastor: John Durante Saturday service: 6:30 p.m. Sunday service: 10 a.m. Prayer, Bible study: 6:30 p.m., Wed. Men’s group: 7:45 a.m., Saturday Women’s group: Monday nights, Thursday mornings Youth group: Sunday night
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GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH Bible breakfast: 8:30 a.m., Sunday Sunday services: 9:30 & 11 a.m.
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HARVEY MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Pastor: Hyun-Bo Shim Sunday service: 10:30 a.m. Hispanic language service: 4:30 p.m., Sunday, led by Pastor Allen Ruscito God’s Campus: 9 to 10:15 a.m., Sunday Thrift shop hours: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday
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POINT PLEASANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Sunday worship services, led by the Rev. Carlos E. Wilton, Ph.D., and the Rev. Linda Chase, M.Div., are from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month. Healing prayers are offered on the second Sunday of each month. Professional infant care is provided in the church Nursery during the service. Fellowship and refreshments follow. Children through grade 6 attend the first part of the worship service, then leave for Church School, which concludes at 11:30 a.m. Junior/Senior High youth group meets Sundays at 9:00 a.m. Point Beach Prep preschool meets weekday mornings.
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Students raise three tons of food during local drive
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ST. PAUL’S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Pastor Scott H. Bostwick Corner of Bridge and W. Lake Avenues Bay Head, NJ 08742 732-892-5926 www.stpaulsbayhead.org Family Worship Service - 9:00 a.m. Sunday School - 9:00 a.m. Coffee Fellowship - 10:00 a.m. Traditional Worship Service - 11:00 a.m. [child care available]
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ST. PETER’S CHURCH Saturday Vigil 5. p.m. Sunday Masses: 7:30, 9, 10:30 a.m. and noon Daily Masses: 8:30 a.m. Eucharistic adoration: Wednesday following 8:30 mass from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Confession: Saturday 4 to 4:45 p.m. All Holy Days: Vigil on the Eve at 7 p.m. Holy Day: 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.
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ST. SIMON BY-THE-SEA EPISCOPAL St Simon-By The Sea Episcopal Church 1320 Ocean Ave., Mantoloking St Simon-By-The-Sea is a summer chapel and is now closed for the winter. St Simons will reopen in June, 2014 For more information, log onto www.stsimonbythesea.org
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UNION CHURCH OF LAVALLETTE The Union Church of Lavallette is now open, with services at the following times: 9:30 a.m. [from the Sunday after Labor Day to Memorial Day weekend] Two services from Fourth of July through Labor Day: 8:55 a.m. [traditional] and 10:20 a.m. [contemporary] Bible Study: Monday nights at 7 p.m. Women’s Aid Meetings: First Monday of each month at 10:30 a.m. Youth Group Meetings: 6:30-8:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month, located in the Fellowship Hall. Vacation Bible School is held in July
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The Point Pleasant Borough School District’s 20142015 kindergarten registration packets will soon be available for pick up beginning Monday, Feb. 24, through Friday, Feb. 28. Registration packets may be picked up from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., in the Ocean Road and Nellie Bennett elementary schools’ main offices. Children must be five years old on or before Oct. 1 to be eligible for kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year. Parents must bring the following documentation to receive a registration packet. A copy of the child’s original birth certificate with seal. Current deed or lease showing a Point Pleasant Borough address. Current utility bill or bank statement showing a Point Pleasant Borough address. Child’s immunization record to date. For further information or for those who are unsure which school a child would attend, contact the Nellie Bennett or Ocean Road Elementary School main offices at 732-701-1900 or email webmaster@pointpleasant.k12.nj. us. Please put “2013-2014 Kindergarten Registration” in the email’s subject line.

New Jersey residents experiencing hunger. Students in the four district schools collected more than three tons of food for the second annual “Students Change Hunger Holiday Food Drive” competition. Formerly, the schools’ holiday food drives were part of the regional Foodbank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties Holiday Hunger Challenge, which was eliminated for 2012 to make way for the statewide Students Change Hunger. Developed through a collaborative effort between the New Jersey Federation of Food Banks, a consortium of five independent nonprofit food banks, Students Change Hunger challenges New Jersey’s students, staff, teachers and parents to organize food drive events in schools to support less fortunate New Jerseyans. The group’s primary purpose is the collection and distribution of charitable food to those that are at risk of hunger in the state. The Students Change Hunger program’s participat-

ing schools compete against each other for a chance to win various awards. For the 2013 Holiday Hunger Challenge, the district’s four schools brought in 6,399 pounds of food, equivalent to 3.1995 tons, earning the FoodBank’s Spirit of Giving Award for both Ocean Road Elementary School and Memorial Middle School. The Spirit of Giving Award recognizes groups that have demonstrated exceptional spirit, commitment and dedication toward the cause of fighting hunger. Additionally, Memorial Middle School was named the intermediate school winner in Division 4. In December, the FoodBank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties’ hosted a special reception at their Neptune warehouse, where they honored the Holiday Hunger Challenge winners, among them Ocean Road Elementary School and Memorial Middle School. For raising 1,483 pounds of food, Ocean Road Elementary School earned the Students

Change Hunger Spirit of Giving Award. Once again, special education teacher Pam Kendall, who enlisted the help of the school’s fifth grade Character Crew, spearheaded the schoolwide food collection effort. The Character Crew was responsible for packaging and preparing the food for delivery as well as the delivery itself. With 2,394 pounds of food collected, Memorial Middle also received the Students Change Hunger Spirit of Giving Award, marking the fourth consecutive year the school earned the Spirit of Giving Award. The school was further distinguished as the intermediate school division winner for the area’s Division 4. Co-coordinators Courtney Kays and Tracy Ferm attended the reception where they were presented with a certificate and plaque commemorating the school’s awards. Bringing the district total to 6,399 pounds were Nellie F. Bennett Elementary School, whose food drive was coordinated by the school’s PTO,

with 1,472 pounds of food, and Point Pleasant Borough High School, whose Student Council-coordinated collection efforts yielded 1,050 pounds of food. According to New Jersey’s Federation of FoodBanks, the 2013 Students Change Hunger challenge raised 168,702 pounds of food; 71,148 pounds were from Monmouth and Ocean Counties alone. Superintendent of Schools Vincent S. Smith said the positive effects these types of drives have are long-lasting. “The holiday food collection efforts within Point Pleasant Borough Schools this year, demonstrate the profound impact young people can have toward the mitigation of hunger,” he said. “By collecting almost 6,400 pounds of food in just a few short months, our students, staff and parents fulfilled the Federation of Food Banks’ objective, dramatically changing hunger for the season, and raising awareness about hunger in New Jersey that will last a lifetime,” he added.

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thumb used to be pairing chicken or fish with a white wine and red meats with a red wine, people have begun to break away from that formula when serving a meal. “The new thing is to drink what you like,” Mr. Stephens said. “You want to try to match the style of food with the style of the wine, but you’ve got to enjoy what you’re drinking.” As far as sparkling wines go, he recommends Prosecco, an Italian sparkling white wine, for those seeking something in the lower price range. Bottles sell for $10 to $15, Mr. Stephens said. For a medium price range, Mr. Stephens said Nicolas Feuillatte champagne is “really well made,” and will run a customer about $10 or $20 more than the Prosecco. Some people want to splurge on beverages during Valentine’s Day. Mr. Stephens said a popular choice for those customers are Grower Champagnes. Grower Champagnes are sparkling wines made in the Champagne region of France that are produced by the same estate that owns the vineyards from which the grapes come. “The quality is incredible,” Mr. Stephens said. He recommended a Gaston Chiquet, for example, which costs around $50 per bottle. Mr. Stephens said, for those looking for an afterdinner cordial to enjoy with their sweet treats, he personally enjoys port, which is typically a sweet, red wine. It is often served as a dessert wine, though it also comes in dry, semi-dry and white varieties. “Personally, I love port — you can do a tawny port or a vintage port, which is great with chocolate and desserts,” he said. Mr. Stephens said he also sells a lot of Rosa Regale around Valentine’s Day. Rosa Regale is an Italian sparkling dessert wine with a strawberry flavor to it, adding to the festivities of the day. FLOWERS FOR THEIR VALENTINES Patricia DaSilva, owner of the Purple Iris Flower Shop in Point Pleasant, said she and her employees begin preparing for Valentine’s Day weeks in advance as it is one of their busiest times of the year. “Valentine’s Day is our Super Bowl — it’s our busiest holiday, neck and neck with Mother’s Day,” she said. “The reason is, everyone has a mom, but not everyone has a sweetie, so it depends year to year.” Ms. DaSilva said of course, roses are the number one seller and her shop already has orders for more than 2,500. After roses, she said the most popular flowers to pick up for the big day are lilies and gerbera daisies, and a lot of people also enjoy non-traditional flowers, such as orchids. Ms. DaSilva said another big seller is a mixed bouquet, as those flower tend to last longer, around three to four weeks. Almost every order is unique, she said, as she and her employees individually design flower orders — except the ones made in prepackaged bouquets. On top of the weeks of preparation with flower orders, decorating and designing the bouquets, Ms. DaSilva said she and her employees are ready to go out and deliver flowers beginning around 7 a.m. until about 7 p.m. She said last year was their largest year yet, and the shop was running six trucks across the area in order to fill every flower delivery. Ms. DaSilva said her shop will never turn anyone away, and will make every delivery possible. The flower shop will have specials running all day today and promotions can be found on its Facebook page, “Purple Iris Flower Shop.” Ms. DaSilva said every year there is a large range of flower orders customers, and she tries to make everyone happy. “We’re not just a flower shop. We have so much more to offer for people — we’re one-stop shopping, we have flowers, gifts, cards,” she said. “Valentine’s Day is all about impeccable service and a friendly and warm atmosphere.” Leslie Schmidt, owner of Shear Innovations Hair and Day Spa in Point Pleasant Beach, said hair and nail appointments are booked weeks in advance for couples hoping to celebrate Valentine’s Day together. She said most of her customer base around the holiday is women between the ages of 25 to 35 years old who are “hoping for something special.” Ms. Schmidt, who has owned the salon for 17 years, said it does create a pretty big boost in business compared to the rest of the winter weeks. The most popular appointment is for a hair and nail combination. “Little hearts on the nails is pretty popular — hearts and glitter,” she said. On top of the appointments, Ms. Schmidt said the salon also does well in selling gift certificates for facials and spa manicures. Ms. Schmidt said one of the more unique occurrences at the salon on Valentine’s Day is when women bring their significant others to get facials with them. “A lot of women also give their significant others facials,” she said. “Guys might not admit it, but they do love facials, too.” Ms. Schmidt said although the salon is booked with hair and nail appointments, those interested can still stop by to purchase a gift certificate this weekend. Valentine’s Day — like diamonds — is not uncommon. Bentley Diamond Importers, located on Route 35 in Wall Township, is one of the many places people could find something special for their significant other this Valentine’s Day. “I would say we sell a lot of engagement rings for Valentine’s Day,” sales manager Robert Tortoriello said. Mr. Tortoriello said the store specifically sells a lot of the round, brilliant cut diamond, because it has the most brilliance and holds its value over time. Though many people come in to shop for Valentine’s Day gifts solo, Mr. Tortoriello said he has noticed many couples pick out engagement rings together. Bentley Diamond Importers also sells a lot of diamond stud earrings around Valentine’s Day, he said. “I think a lot of people shop for valentines probably the last four days before,” Mr. Tortoriello said. “It’s more of a last-minute gift for the guys.”

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PREPARING FOR THE BIG DATE Valentine’s Day takes some preparation, whether it’s picking up flowers or writing out a card for a significant other, but another kind of preparation that may go CAN’T FORGET THE DIAMONDS largely unnoticed occurs, as In addition to flowers and well. chocolates, giving even bigger, more extravagant gifts on

PERFECT DAY FOR A SUB
Seniors at Point Pleasant High School, Mackenzie Galli [left] and Taylor Connelly, recently visited The Atlantic Club in Wall while on a special class trip to hear Jersey Mike’s owner and Chief Executive Officer Peter Cancro speak about turning one small sub shop into a national phenomenon. After working up an appetite, the nearly 100 students in attendance received a free sub sandwich of their choice.

________________________________________________________ BOROUGH OF LAVALLETTE COUNTY OF OCEAN ORDINANCE NO. 2014-04 (1129) AN ORDINANCE GRANTING MUNICIPAL CONSENT FOR THE OPERATION OF A CABLE TELEVISION SYSTEM WITHIN THE BOROUGH OF LAVALLETTE, NEW JERSEY TO CABLEVISION OF MONMOUTH, LLC. BE IT ORDAINED by the Mayor and Borough Council of the Borough of Lavallette, in the County of Ocean, State of New Jersey, as follows: WHEREAS, the governing body of the Borough of Lavallette (hereinafter referred to as the “Borough”) determined that Cablevision of Monmouth, LLC, (hereinafter referred to as “the Company” or “Cablevision”) had the technical competence and general fitness to operate a cable television system in the Borough, and by prior ordinance granted its municipal consent for Cablevision to obtain a nonexclusive franchise (the “Franchise”) for the placement of facilities and the establishment of a cable television system in the Borough; and WHEREAS, by application for renewal consent filed with the Borough and the Office of Cable Television on or about March 16, 2010, Cablevision has sought a renewal of the Franchise; and WHEREAS, the Borough having held public hearings has made due inquiry to review Cablevision’s performance under the Franchise, and to identify the Borough‘s future cable-related needs and interests and has concluded that Cablevision has substantially complied with its obligations under the Franchise and applicable law and has committed to certain undertakings responsive to the Borough’s future cable-related needs and interests; WHEREAS, the governing body of the Borough has accordingly concluded that the consent should be renewed subject to the requirements set forth below; and that, provided Cablevision’s proposal for renewal embodies the commitments set forth below, the Borough’s municipal consent to the renewal of the Franchise should be given; and WHEREAS, imposition of the same burdens and costs on other competitors franchised by the Borough is a basic assumption of the parties; SECTION 1. §16 of the Borough Code, entitled “Cable Television Franchise” is hereby amended and supplemented to renew the cable franchise agreement. Chapter §16 shall read in its entirety as follows: § 16-1. Definitions. For the purpose of this Chapter the terms defined above shall have the meanings there indicated, and the following additional terms shall have the following meanings: “Act” or “Cable Television Act” shall mean that statute of the State of New Jersey relating to cable television, known as the Cable Television Act, N.J.S.A. 48:5A-1 et seq. “Application” shall mean Cablevision’s application for Renewal of Municipal Consent, which application is on file in the Borough Clerk’s office and is incorporated herein by reference and made a part hereof, except as modified, changed, limited or altered by this Ordinance. “Board” shall mean the Board of Public Utilities of the State of New Jersey or its successor agency. “Borough” shall mean the governing body of the Borough of Lavallette in the County of Ocean, and the State of New Jersey. “Company” shall mean Cablevision of Monmouth, LLC (“Cablevision”) the grantee of rights under this Ordinance. “FCC” shall mean the Federal Communications Commission. “Federal Act” shall mean that federal statute relating to cable communications commonly known as the Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984, 47 U.S.C. Section 521 et seq. and the Telecommunications Act of 1996, or as those statutes may be amended. “Federal Regulations” shall mean those federal regulations relating to cable television services, 47 C.F.R. Section 76.1 et seq. (and, to the extent applicable, any other federal rules and regulations relating to cable television, including but not limited to, those described in 47 C.F.R. Section 76.3), or as such regulations may be amended. “Standard installation” shall mean the installation of drop cable to a customer’s premise where the distance from the point of entry into the building being served is less than 150 feet from the active cable television system plant. “State” shall mean the State of New Jersey. “State Regulations” shall mean those regulations of the State of New Jersey Board of Public Utilities relating to cable television. N.J.A.C. 14:17-1.1 et seq. and N.J.A.C. 14:18-1 et seq., or as such regulations may be amended. § 16-2. Statement of Findings. A public hearing concerning the consent herein granted to Cablevision was held after proper public notice pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Act. Said hearing having been held and fully open to the public, and the municipality having received all comments regarding the qualifications of Cablevision to receive this consent, the Borough hereby finds Cablevision possesses the necessary legal, technical, character, financial and other qualifications to support municipal consent, and that Cablevision’s operating and construction arrangements are adequate and feasible. § 16-3. Grant of Authority. The Borough hereby grants to Cablevision its non-exclusive consent to place in, upon, along, across, above, over, and under its highways, streets, alleys, sidewalks, public ways, and public places in the municipality poles, wires, cables, and fixtures necessary for the maintenance and operation in the Borough of a cable television system or other communications facility, and for the provision of any communication service over such facilities. Operation and construction, pursuant to said consent, is conditioned upon prior approval of the Board of Public Utilities. § 16-4. Duration of Franchise. This consent granted herein shall be non-exclusive and shall be for a term of fifteen (15) years from the date of issuance of a Certificate of Approval by the Board. § 16-5. Expiration and Subsequent Renewal. If Cablevision seeks successive consent, it shall, prior to the expiration of this consent, apply for a municipal consent and certificate of approval in accordance with N.J.S.A 48:5A-16, and applicable state

and federal rules and regulations. In accordance with N.J.S.A. 48:5A25.1, both the Borough and Cablevision shall be bound by the terms of this municipal consent until such time as Cablevision converts the municipal consent (and any certificate of approval) into a system-wide franchise. § 16-6. Franchise Territory. The consent granted under this Ordinance to Cablevision shall apply to the entirety of the Borough and any property hereafter annexed. § 16-7. Service Area. Cablevision shall be required to proffer video programming service along any public right-of-way to any person’s residence within the portion of the Franchise territory, as described in the Application for municipal consent, at Cablevision’s schedule of rates for standard and nonstandard installation. § 16-8. Extension of Service. Commercial entities will be proffered service in accordance with the Company’s line extension policy as identified in the Application. § 16-9. Franchise Fee. Pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Cable Television Act, Cablevision shall pay to the Borough, as an annual franchise fee, a sum equal to two percent (2%) of the actual gross revenues received from all recurring charges in the nature of subscription fees paid by subscribers for its cable television reception services in the Borough. In the event applicable law hereinafter permits a larger franchise fee to be collected, but does not fix the amount thereof, the Borough and Cablevision shall negotiate in good faith with respect to the amount thereof; provided, however, that nothing herein shall be construed to permit the Borough to require payment of a franchise fee by Cablevision that is higher than the fee paid by all other cable television service providers offering service in the Municipality. § 16-10. Free Service. Cablevision shall, upon written request, provide free of charge, one (1) standard installation and monthly cable television reception service to all State or locally accredited public schools and all municipal public libraries, as well as municipal buildings located within the Borough. Upon written request from the Borough, the Company shall provide to state and locally accredited elementary and secondary schools and municipal public libraries in the Borough, without charge, the following: (1) one standard installation per school or library; (2) one cable modem per installation; and, (3) basic cable modem service for the term of this Ordinance for each installation. This offer shall be subject to the terms, conditions and use policies of the Company, as those policies may exist from time to time. Upon written request from the Borough, the Company shall provide to (1) one municipally owned facility, without charge, the following: (1) one standard installation; (2) one cable modem per installation; and (3) basic cable modem service for the term of this Ordinance for each installation. This offer shall be subject to the terms, conditions and use policies of the Company as those policies may exist from time to time. § 16-11. Construction/System Requirements. Cablevision shall perform construction and installation of its plant and facilities in accordance with applicable State and federal law. The Company shall be subject to the following additional construction requirements with respect to the installation of its cable plant and facilities in the Borough: A. In the event that the Company or its agents shall disturb any pavement, street surfaces, sidewalks, driveways or other surfaces, the Company shall at its sole expense restore and replace such disturbances in as good a condition as existed prior to the commencement of said work. B. If at any time during the period of this consent, the municipality shall alter or change the grade of any street, alley or other way or place, the Company, upon reasonable notice by the Borough shall remove or relocate its equipment, at its own expense. C. Upon request of a person holding a building or moving permit issued by the Borough, the Company shall temporarily move or remove appropriate parts of its facilities so as to permit the moving or erection of buildings or for the performance of other work. The expense of any such temporary removal or relocation shall be paid in advance to the Company by the person requesting the same. In such cases, the Company shall be given not less than fourteen (14) days prior written notice in order to arrange for the changes required. D. During the exercise of its rights and privileges under this consent, the Company shall have the authority to trim trees upon and overhanging streets, alleys, sidewalks and public places of the Borough so as to prevent the branches of such trees from coming in contact with the wires, cables, conduits and fixtures of the Company. Such trimming shall be only to the extent necessary to maintain proper clearance for the Company’s facilities. § 16-12. Technical and Customer Service Standards. Cablevision shall comply with the technical and customer service standards established for the cable industry under applicable federal and State laws, rules and regulations. § 16-13. Local Office or Agent. Cablevision shall establish and maintain during the entire term of this consent a local area business office or agent for the purpose of receiving, investigating and resolving complaints regarding the quality of service, equipment malfunctions and similar matters. Said office shall be open daily during normal business hours, and in no event less than 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, with the exception of holidays. § 16-14. Designation of Complaint Officer. The Office of Cable Television is hereby designated as the complaint officer for the Borough pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 48:5A-26. All complaints shall be reviewed and processed in accordance with N.J.A.C. 14:17-6.5. § 16-15. Liability Insurance. Cablevision agrees to maintain and keep in force and effect at its sole cost at all times during the term of this consent, sufficient liability insurance naming the Borough as an additional insured and insuring against loss by any such claim, suit, judgment, execution or demand in the minimum amounts of five-hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) for bodily injury or death to one person, and one million dollars ($1,000,000) for bodily injury or death resulting from any one

accident or occurrence stemming from or arising out of the Company’s exercise of its rights hereunder. § 16-16. Performance Bond. Cablevision shall obtain and maintain, at its sole cost and expense, during the entire term of this Agreement, a bond to the municipality in the amount of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000.00). Such bond shall be to insure the faithful performance of its obligations as provided in this Franchise. § 16-17. Rates. A. The rates of the Company for cable television service shall be subject to regulation to the extent permitted by federal and State law. B. Cablevision shall implement a senior citizen discount in the amount of ten percent (10%) off the monthly broadcast basic level of cable television service rate to any person sixty-two (62) years of age or older, who subscribes to cable television services provided by the Company, subject to the following: (a) Such discount shall only be available to eligible senior citizens who do not share the subscription with more than one person in the same household who is less than sixty-two (62) years of age; and, (b) In accordance with N.J.S.A. 48:5A-11.2, subscribers seeking eligibility for the discount must meet the income and residence requirements of the Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled program pursuant to N.J.S.A. 30:4D-21; and, (c) The senior discount herein relates only to the broadcast basic level of cable television service, and shall not apply to any additional service, feature, or equipment offered by the Company, including any premium channel services and pay-per-view services; and, (d) Senior citizens who subscribe to a level of cable television service beyond expanded basic service, including any premium or per channel a la carte service, shall not be eligible for the discount; and, (e) The Company shall have no further obligation to provide the senior discount herein in the event that (a) the Company converts the municipal consent granted herein to a system-wide franchise in accordance with N.J.S.A. 48:5A-25.1; or (b) upon Board approval of a certification that another cable television service provider offering services to residents of the Borough files, in accordance with N.J.S.A. 48:5A-30(d), it is capable of serving sixty percent (60%) or more of the households within the Borough. In the event the Company does cease providing a senior discount pursuant to this provision, it shall comply with all notice requirements of applicable law. § 16-18. Emergency Uses. Cablevision shall be required to have the capability to override the audio portion of the system in order to permit the broadcasting of emergency messages by the Borough pursuant to state and federal requirements. The Company shall in no way be held liable for any injury suffered by the Borough or any other person, during an emergency, if for any reason the municipality is unable to make full use of the cable television system as contemplated herein. The Borough shall utilize the state-approved procedures for such emergency uses. § 16-19. Equitable Terms. In the event that the service of another multi-channel video program provider not subject to the Borough’s regulatory authority within the Borough creates a significant competitive disadvantage to Cablevision, the Company shall have the right to request from the Borough lawful amendments to its Franchise that relieve it of burdens which create the unfair competitive situation. Should the Company seek such amendments to its Franchise, the parties agree to negotiate in good-faith appropriate changes to the Franchise in order to relieve the Company of such competitive disadvantages. If the parties can reach an agreement on such terms, the Borough agrees to support the Company's petition to the Board for modification of the consent in accordance with N.J.S.A 48:5A-47 and N.J.A.C. 14:17-6.7. If the parties are unable to reach an agreement on appropriate amendments to the franchise, the Borough acknowledges that the Company shall have the right to petition the Board directly for such amendments in accordance with N.J.S.A. 48:5A-47 and N.J.A.C. 14:17-6.7; provided, however, the Borough shall be under no obligation to support Cablevision's request for such relief from the Board. In any subsequent municipal consent, Borough shall require, at a minimum, the same terms and conditions of any other provider of multi-channel video programming subject to the Borough’s regulatory authority as those contained in the instant consent. In the event such subsequent consent does not contain the same terms and conditions as the instant consent, Borough agrees to support the Company's petition to the Board for modification of the consent in accordance with NJSA 48:5A-47 and NJAC 14:17-6.7 to relieve the Company of competitive disadvantages identified in the Company's petition. § 16-20. Removal of Facilities. Upon expiration, termination or revocation of this Ordinance, Cablevision at its sole cost and expense and upon direction of the Board, shall remove the cables and appurtenant devices constructed or maintained in connection with the cable services authorized herein, unless Cablevision, its affiliated entities or assignees should, within six (6) months after such expiration, termination or revocation obtain certification from the FCC to operate an open video system or any other federal or state certification to provide telecommunications. § 16-21. Public, Educational, and Governmental Access. A. Cablevision shall continue to make available non-commercial public, educational and governmental (PEG) access services available to the residents of the Borough as described in the Application for municipal consent. All Cablevision support for PEG access shall be for the exclusive benefit of Cablevision’s subscribers. B. The Borough agrees that Cablevision shall retain the right to use the PEG access channel, or portion thereof, for non-PEG access programming, during times when the Borough is not utilizing the channel for purposes of providing PEG access programming. In the event that the Company uses said PEG access channel for the presentation of such other programming, the PEG programming shall remain the priority use and the Company’s rights with respect to using the channel for non-PEG programming shall be subordinate to the Borough’s provision of PEG access programming on such channel. C. Cablevision shall have discretion to determine the format and method of transmission of the PEG access programming provided for in this Section § 16-21.

D. Within one hundred twenty (120) days from receipt of the Borough’s written request, Cablevision shall construct and maintain a fiber access return line at the Borough Building, 1306 Grand Central Avenue, for use by the Borough in the production of non-commercial educational and governmental access programming on the cable system. E. Cablevision shall provide the Borough with a one-time PEG grant of up to nine thousand dollars ($9,000.00) payable as follows: (1) an initial grant payment of one thousand three hundred dollars ($1,300) within 60 days of the issuance of the Certificate of Approval by the Board of Public Utilities (the “Initial Grant”); and (2) a grant of five hundred fifty dollars ($550.00) provided in annual installments, upon written request by the Borough (the “Annual Grant). Each Annual Grant installment shall be payable to the Borough within ninety (90) days from receipt of the Borough’s written request. Cablevision shall not be obligated to make any additional payments beyond year fifteen of the franchise term. F. The Borough agrees that the Initial Grant and the Annual Grant provided pursuant to Paragraph E, shall be used for the exclusive support of PEG access programming, such as the purchase and/or rental of PEG access equipment and facilities. On request, the Borough shall provide Cablevision with a certification of compliance with this Section § 16-21(F). G. The Company shall have no further obligation to provide any PEG grant payments due and payable after the date upon which the Company converts the municipal consent granted herein to a system-wide franchise in accordance with N.J.S.A. 48:5A-25.1. § 16-22. Incorporation of Application. All of the commitments contained in the Application and any amendment thereto submitted in writing to the Borough by the Company except as modified herein, are binding upon Cablevision as terms and conditions of this consent. The Application and any other written amendments thereto submitted by Cablevision in connection with this consent are incorporated in this Ordinance by reference and made a part hereof, except as specifically modified, changed, limited, or altered by this Ordinance, or to the extent that they conflict with State or federal law. § 16-23. Consistency with Applicable Laws. This consent shall be construed in a manner consistent with all applicable federal, State and local laws, as such laws, rules and regulations may be amended from time to time. SECTION 2. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase, or portion of this Ordinance is for any reason held invalid or unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction such portion shall be deemed a separate, distinct and independent provision, and such holding shall not affect the validity of the remaining portion thereof. SECTION 3. Notices required under this Ordinance shall in writing and shall be mailed, first class, postage prepaid, to the addresses below. Either party may change the place where notice is to be given by providing such change in writing at least thirty (30) days prior to the time such change becomes effective. The time to respond to notices under this Ordinance shall run from receipt of such written notice. Notices to the Company shall be mailed to: Cablevision Systems Corporation 111 Stewart Avenue Bethpage, NY 11714 Attention: Vice President for Government/Public Affairs, New Jersey With a copy to: Cablevision of Monmouth 1111 Stewart Avenue Bethpage, NY 11714 Attention: Legal Department Notices to the Borough shall be mailed to: Borough of Lavallette 1306 Grand Central Avenue Lavallette, New Jersey 08735 Attention: Municipal Clerk SECTION 4. This Ordinance shall take effect upon issuance of a Certificate of Approval as issued by the Board of Public Utilities that incorporates the material terms of this Ordinance. Nothing herein shall alter the right of the Company to seek modification of this Ordinance in accordance with N.J.S.A 48:5A-47 and N.J.A.C. 14:176.7. SECTION 5. This Ordinance shall take effect upon the passage, and publication as required by law. BOROUGH OF LAVALLETTE NOTICE OF PENDING ORDINANCE ORDINANCE NO. 2014-04 (1129) AN ORDINANCE GRANTING MUNICIPAL CONSENT FOR THE OPERATION OF A CABLE TELEVISION SYSTEM WITHIN THE BOROUGH OF LAVALLETTE, NEW JERSEY TO CABLEVISION OF MONMOUTH, LLC. Take Notice the ordinance published herewith was introduced and passed upon first reading at a meeting of the governing body of the Borough of Lavallette, in the County of Ocean, State of New Jersey on February 10, 2014. It will be further considered for final passage after public hearing thereon, at a meeting of said governing body to be held in the Lavallette First Aid Building located at 1207 Bay Boulevard, Lavallette, New Jersey, on February 24, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as said matter can be reached, at which time and place all persons who may be interested therein shall be given the opportunity to be heard concerning said Ordinance. A copy of this Ordinance has been posted on the bulletin board upon which public notices are posted in the Temporary Trailer located in the parking lot of the Lavallette Fire House located at 125 Washington Avenue during the week prior to and up to and including the date of such meeting; copies of the ordinance are available to the general public of the Borough who shall request such copies, at the office of the Municipal Clerk in said Borough of Lavallette, in the County of Ocean, New Jersey. CHRISTOPHER F. 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“I have. Figure skating.” Kim Colberg Point Pleasant “Yes I have. I like watching the luge competition.” Joe Stephens Point Pleasant “Yeah I have, and slope-style snowboarding is definitely my favorite.” Seamus Higgins, 16 Point Pleasant “Yes I have. The men’s speed skating.” Cindy Benites, 16 Point Pleasant Beach “Absolutely I watch. Woman’s hockey.” Wendy Amo Mantoloking

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compile a list of things,” he said. Mayor Curtis said the responsibility to compile the list is up to the homeowner. They can then give the lists to the borough once the project is reaching completion. The borough will send those lists to the state Department of Transportation [DOT] and Agate Construction of Trenton — the contractor supervising the work on Route 35. Mayor Curtis said, unfortunately, the matter will have to be settled between the homeowner, the DOT and Agate Construction. However, he said, the borough is going to try and create a system between all entities involved to ensure the damages are properly report-

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ed and are taken care of by either the state or contractor. “The Borough of Bay Head will not deal with the contractor or the state on your behalf,” he said. “We will simply act as a conduit for the gathering of the lists and turning it over to them for action.” Mayor Curtis said once the lists are given to the state, one of the two entities will either have to complete the repairs to the home or property, or will have to sub-contract the work out. He said while the end date is still a ways off, he wants to encourage homeowners to

begin the process of tracking damage now. “The purpose of this announcement today, is to say keep a record of what has been damaged on your property and if you feel that is a result of the work being done by the contractor, take note of it, write it down, hold onto it, and we will let you know when we will receive those,” he said. Mayor Curtis said the borough will announce when it will be accepting the photographs and documentation of damages as the project gets closer to completion.

During the meeting, Mayor Curtis noted the project is expected to be finished in May in order to allow the borough to be ready and open for the summer season. However, he speculated that if there are delays, the project may be halted for the summer and begin again in the fall. The next council meeting is slated for Monday, March 3, at 7 p.m. at 81 Bridge Ave. Breanne McCarthy covers Bay Head for The Ocean Star. She can be reached at bmccarthy@theoceanstar.com or 732899-7606 Ext 16.

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The Upper Shores Branch Library of the Ocean County Library system in Lavallette is gearing up for the new year with activities for all ages throughout the month of February.

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Although the frozen Barnegat Bay in Lavallette is beautiful to look at, taking too long a gander from the dock at this time of year could leave residents shivering.

ADULT PROGRAMS Mah Jong Mondays — Mondays, Feb. 24 from 12:30 - 3 p.m. Feel free to come and observe the fascinating game of Mah Jong. Crafters — Thursdays, Feb. 20 and 27 at 10:30 a.m. Bring projects in for fun in good company. Black History Month: Men of Color in the Civil War — Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. Join Ocean County College Professor Richard Trimble for a vivid portrait of the critical role played by African- American soldiers in the Civil War. His love for the subject and in-depth knowledge is truly infectious. AARP Tax Assistance — Thursdays, Feb. 20 and 27 from 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Free tax preparation and electronic filing. Call or stop in for an appointment. By appointment only. OC Purls — Fridays, Feb. 21 at 1:30 p.m. Knitting group: bringyour- own materials. CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS Book Discussion — FriValentine Craft — Monday, Feb. 7 at 3 p.m. day, Feb. 10 at 10:30 a.m. “Snow Flower and the SeParticipants will create cret Fan” by Lisa See. A crafts geared towards ages reading group favorite. one to five using the theme See’s engrossing novel in-

corporates in-depth research into women’s ceremonies and duties in 19th century rural China. A suspenseful and poignant story, this absorbing historical chronicle received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly. Bridge: All in the Bidding & Tricks — Wednesdays, Feb. 26 from 12:30 - 3 p.m. Feel free to come and join in the card game comprised of bidding, memory and communication. Blazin’ Blondes with cabaret singer and international artist Maggie Worsdale — Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. Valentine’s Day fun; “Love Those Dames.” A tribute to Marlene Dietrich, Mae West and Sophie Tucker in stories and song. Everybody Loves Bruce — Friday, Feb. 14 at 12 p.m. “Springsteen & I.” A new documentary seen through the eyes and insights of fans throughout the world. A beautifully crafted film for all who profoundly connect with the music of the hometown hero. Reel Wednesday: A Soldier’s Story [PG]; A Black History Month Classic Film — Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 12 or 3 p.m. Set on a southern army base toward the end of World War II when troops were still segregated, this compelling mystery offers incredible performances, including Denzel Washington in an early role.

of love. Please dress to make a mess. Tail Waggin’ Tutor — Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. Beginning or struggling readers are invited to read to Abbey, a Bernese Mountain dog registered with Therapy Dogs International. Registration requested, but drop-ins welcome. Preschool Storytime — Wednesdays, Feb. 12, 19 and 26 at 10 a.m. Join for a morning of fun and a mix of short stories, music, playtime or crafts for ages three to five. Senufo Painting — Friday, Feb. 14 at 3 p.m. For ages eight and up, come create a colorful Senufo painting. Senufo paintings come from West Africa’s Ivory Coast and were traditional clothing, but now they are artwork that everyone can enjoy. Materials will be provided; just bring creativity. Please dress to make a mess. Tiny Tech Storytime — Friday, Feb. 28 at 10:30 a.m. Join for a morning of fun that includes a mix of short stories, music playtime or crafts for ages one to five with caregiver enhanced with tablet time: fun apps and library databases. FAMILY/CHILDREN Civil Rights Heroes Trivia Night — Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. For children and, or families. How much do you know about Civil Rights Heroes of America? Test your knowledge with a fun-filled quiz, challenge friends and family, and see who comes out the winner.

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Sectional finals — here we come!
Garnet Gulls win 24th match, which sets a new school record
POINT PLEASANT BEACH — It was an unforgettable night for the Point Pleasant Beach High School wrestling team. Not only did the Gulls earn a 41-26 win over Burlington City at home in the Central Jersey Group I semifinals on Wednesday, the team also set a school record for wins in the season. The win marked the Garnet Gulls’ 24th of the year, which surpassed the previous record of 23 wins, set in 2008. Point Beach coach Jeff Bower said there was something a little more special about setting a school record with a win in the state tournament. “This is how we wanted to do it,” he said. “With it being the seniors’ last time at home, this was just a great way to get the win.” “It was nice to get it tonight,” Point Beach’s 138pounder, James Finnerty, added. “We have a quad match on Saturday so we were going to get it either way, but it was a little more special getting it tonight.” Point Beach was down early to Burlington City. The Blue Devils started the match ahead 9-0 after a pin and decision victory in the 220 and 285 weight classes, respectively. Burlington City then forfeited the 106-pound

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Could this be one of the best Point Beach wrestling teams of all time? The Garnet Gulls just set a school record for wins in a season on Wednesday night and advanced to the Central Jersey Group I state sectional finals.

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Point Beach falls just short to Patrick School
School surged ahead for the they don’t execute when they are playing a team and comeback win. “I think this game shows winning by 30,” he said. that we can really play with “Against a good team like St. anyone in the state,” Catania Pats, if you don’t execute, said. “If we didn’t believe it you pay for it. NICK CATANIA “Like any team, we have before, we really believe it Coach, Point Beach Basketball good habits and bad habits now.” Coach Catania said the and are trying to limit the BY GREG DOMORSKI loss will help the Garnet amount of mistakes we have THE OCEAN STAR in each game,” he added. Gulls in the long run. “It is hard showing the ROSELLE — It was bound to kids on tape what happens if happen. SEE GULLS PAGE 29 After winning 18 straight games, the Point Beach boys basketball team lost its first game of the season. Point Beach fell short to the Patrick School 54-52 in the Primetime Shootout at Roselle Catholic High School on Sunday. Garnet Gull senior guard Matt Farrell led all scorers with 22 points but it wasn’t enough to get past the Celtics, who turned the ball over 25 times throughout the day. Farrell was one of two players that scored in double figures for the Garnet Gulls. The only other player to reach double figures was Dom Uhl. The senior forward had a double-double, scoring 10 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. The Celtics were more balanced with four players scoring in double figures. Daniel Knight scored a team-high 15 points off the bench. Dupree McBrayer scored 14 points and Bryce Aiken, 11 points. Angel Delgado, who will be playing basketball for Seton Hall University in the fall, also scored 11 points for the Celtics and was a monster on the glass with 17 rebounds. “I think they wore us down a bit,” Point Beach coach Nick Catania said about the Patrick School, which pressed most of the game and played 10 different athletes. “We also didn’t execute down the stretch.” The Garnet Gulls were up six points in the fourth quarter and had a chance to go up nine with 3:56 to go, but a SUEANNE GOSS THE OCEAN STAR 3-pointer rattled out of the rim. After that, the Patrick CHRIS SCHIFANO [SEEN HERE IN EARLIER ACTION]

“I think this game shows we can play with anybody in the state.”

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Dramatic game ends with Point Boro beating Wall
Point Pleasant defeats Wall for the third time this season
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BRICK — There is no doubt it is not easy beating a division rival three times in one season. The Point Pleasant Borough ice hockey team found out just how hard it is on Wednesday at the Ocean Ice Palace against Wall in the first round of the Shore Conference Tournament. It took everything the Panthers had to skate past the Crimson Knights, winning 4-3 by virtue of a shootout in one of the most dramatic, well-played games of the season. Point Boro, which came into the tournament as the fourth seed, now waits to play the winner of the game between fifth seed Middletown North and 12th seed Rumson-Fair Haven. The Lions and Bulldogs were scheduled to play yesterday, but snow forced the game to be postponed until today. Regardless of the winner of the
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Point Pleasant ties Wall, stays undefeated in B South
Panthers come back after being down 4-1 in the second period
BY GREG DOMORKSI
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HOWELL — The Point Pleasant Borough High School ice hockey team came back from a three-goal deficit to tie Wall 4-4 on Sunday at the Howell Ice World. The win was important, as it is now the second time in three years the Panthers are undefeated in the B South division. The Panthers officially clinched the division title on Thursday with a 6-1 win over Monsignor Donovan at The Ocean Ice Palace in Brick. In the game against Wall, Point Boro’s Owen Herrington scored two goals. Besides his standout performance, the Panthers’ Chris McDermott and Steven Kovaleski scored one goal each. Alex Wuestneck led Wall with two goals. Patrick Judge and Jeff Morgan also had nice outings, each scoring one goal for the Knights. Point Boro was first to jump on the scoreboard with 12:22 left in the opening period. The Panthers’ Ray Seaken slid the puck to Kovaleski, who then passed it up to Chris McDermott. With a defender on his heels, McDermott performed a stick deke in the crease before finishing inside the far post. Point Boro then had a delay of game penalty just more than one minute later, giving the Crimson Knights a oneman advantage. Wuestneck made the most of the opportunity. His shot from the left side of the ice found its way between the goalie and the inside post, tying the game at 1 with 9:52 left in the period. Judge and Wuestneck each netted a goal later in the opening period to increase Wall’s lead to 3-1. Then, Morgan scored nine seconds into the second period off a faceoff, causing the Knights to go up 4-1. Wall jumping out to a big lead was a surprise to the Point Boro ice hockey team. The Panthers have already beaten Wall twice this season. The Panthers defeated the Crimson Knights 2-1 at The Ocean Ice Palace on Dec. 13 and handily, 8-1, at the Winding River Skating Center on Dec. 29.

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POINT PLEASANT BOROUGH ICE HOCKEY — B SOUTH DIVISION CHAMPIONS
Although it is understandable for the Panthers to come out slow after just winning a division title, Point Boro coach Alex DePalma gave credit to Wall for putting his team to the test. “I knew though they were going to come out tough because they needed this game for the Shore Conference Tournament,” DePalma said. “It was also their senior night. They played with a little more emotion and got a couple goals on us early.” Luckily for the Panthers, a slashing penalty sent a Knight to the box for two minutes. Herrington would go on to score on the power play with 11:08 left in the second period. He would go on to net a short-handed goal just less than four minutes later on an assist from Kovaleski to cut the Knights’ lead to 4-3.

The Crimson Knights were able to fight off Point Boro’s power-play opportunity at the end of the second period, but couldn’t continue to carry the momentum in the third period. Nine seconds into the final period, McDermott passed the puck ahead to Kovaleski who netted the game-tying goal. Point Boro and Wall both had four goals on the scoreboard. Later in the final period, both Wall and Point Boro’s goalies made huge defensive stops down the stretch. Wall’s Jake Henderson, who made 28 saves on the day, made a challenging glove save with just more than seven minutes left in the period. Point Boro’s Chris Bellman made a nice kick save on a two-on-one rush in the final minutes of the game. “That probably saved the game right there,” DePalma said about Bellman’s save. The Knights had a final chance to score with a face-

off in the Panthers’ zone with just seconds left in the game, but the team was unable to get a shot on net. POINT BORO FOCUSES ON SHORE, STATE TOURNAMENTS With the B South schedule over, the Panthers had a fourday break in action this week. DePalma said the Panthers have a lot to work on before entering the Shore Conference and state tournaments. One of the most important parts of the game he said the team needs to focus on is breaking out of the defensive zone. Point Boro returns to action tonight to play the last game of its regular season schedule against Middletown South High School. The game is set to start at 6:20 p.m. at the Middletown Ice World. Greg Domorski covers sports for The Ocean Star. He can be reached at gdomorski@theoceanstar.com or 732-8997606 Ext 15. Follow him on Twitter @gdomorski.

Heroes, local youth face off at Winter Classic
BY AMANDA STONE
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AVON-BY-THE-SEA — Once the puck dropped at noon last Sunday, players on both hockey teams had one thing in mind — having fun. With help from the Point Pleasant Borough ice hockey program, the Brick Stars Challenger Ice Hockey organization and the USA Warriors both participated in the third annual Special Needs Winter Classic at the Avon Pond. The Avon Pond, a portable ice rink in Volunteer Park, has been the site of the game each winter as a way to raise funds for the Brick Stars organization, which is comprised of more than 60 children and young adults who have mental or physical disabilities. This year, the team engaged in a friendly competition with the USA Warriors Ice Hockey team, which is comprised of Army, Navy and Marine Corps veterans who have sustained injuries while serving the country. Mayor Robert Mahon started the game by dropping the puck at noon. EAGER TO PLAY John Laursen, who serves in the U.S. Army and is a member of the USA Warriors Ice Hockey team, said the two

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Brick Stars player Eli Silva, 4, of Brick, met U.S. Army veteran Mark Little during the Special Needs Winter Classic last Sunday. The Brick Stars is comprised of children and young adults who have mental or physical disabilities, while the USA Warriors Ice Hockey team is comprised of Army, Navy and Marine Corps veterans who have sustained injuries while serving the country.
teams had planned to play Laursen, formerly of Brick one another about a year ago, who now resides near Washthough the game was delayed ington, D.C., served tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan. due to Hurricane Sandy.

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have come to like wrestling more each year. I used to not like it as much when I was younger. “This year, I am just having fun with it,” he continued. “I am going to miss it next year.” Finnerty said his end-ofseason goals are to do well in the district and region tournaments. To see Finnerty compete, he and the Garnet Gulls will be wrestling one of the top wrestling teams in the state of New Jersey, Bound Brook, on the road Friday night in the state sectional finals.

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fight. “James is the type of kid where you never know what you are going to get,” Bower said. “He gets in scrambles with kids he should crush and kids we think he would have a tough time with. The kid he beat tonight went to Atlantic City last year, and James had him on his back, like, three times. “He is just so dangerous from every position,” Bower continued. “Nobody can relax when they wrestle James and he really stepped up when we needed him to.” “I was proud of myself,” Finnerty said. “It was a good win for me.” James has a brother on the team in John, who also picked up a win for the Garnet Gulls that night. James said he enjoys competing for the Garnet Gulls. “I have been wrestling my whole life,” he said. “I

He said he was excited to play in last Sunday’s game. “It just seemed natural to fit these two teams together,” Laursen said. “They are different programs and different age groups, but have the same overall mission — healing, camaraderie and hockey.” The excitement to play in the game was also shared by players on the Brick Stars. Donald Petersen, 17, of Ocean Township, serves as one of the team’s captains. He said he always looks forward to participating in the game. “It’s a lot of fun,” Donald said. “It’s great just being on the ice.” Donald said what he liked most about playing for the Brick Stars was being able to do so with his friends. “I love working with all of my teammates,” Donald said. “To me, the Brick Stars is like a second family.” Dan Sullivan, 10, of Shark River Hills, serves as an assistant captain. He, too, said he liked playing the game with his teammates. “I’m excited to play with my friends,” Dan said. Contributing to the family feeling the team has is Alex DePalma, coach of the Brick Stars and the Point Pleasant Borough High School hockey team. “I couldn’t ask for a greater day,” DePalma said before the game began last Sunday. DePalma said the name of the park where the pond is located, Volunteer Park, was appropriately named. “Everything here today is because people donate their time, donate their funds to support not only the Brick Stars, but also the Avon Pond,” DePalma said. He also welcomed the USA Hockey Warriors Team. “We’re so lucky and fortunate to have the USA Warriors hockey team here today,” DePalma said. “These gentleman have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. They are all heros.” LENDING A HELPING HAND Among the crowd attending last weekend’s game were several local high school hockey players, including players from the St. Rose High School and Point Pleasant Borough High School hockey teams. Players on both teams have volunteered for the Brick Stars during the organization’s weekly practice, and were there last Sunday to help the players before they headed out onto the ice. Senior Steven Kovaleski, sophomore Chris Bellman and freshman Christopher Miller, who all play for the Point Pleasant Borough team, were among those who attended Sunday’s game. “Every Sunday we’re all out there,” Steven said of helping

out with the Brick Stars. “It’s nice helping out the kids.” Steven continued, “We like seeing the smiles on their faces. It’s a really cool thing.” Chris said he has fun helping out with the team’s practices. “The kids love it,” Chris said. Senior J.P. Regan, of Spring Lake, who plays for St. Rose, also attended last weekend’s game. He said he enjoyed helping out. “Every year is a success,” J.P. said. “It’s good to see these kids out here.” His hockey coach, Dan Grothues, was also in attendance Sunday. Grothues said he was proud of his players who came out to help. “It’s great,” Grothues said. “They love to volunteer.” ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL GAME John O’Malley, a co-owner of the pond, was pleased with how this year’s Special Needs Winter Classic went, saying the crowd was great. O’Malley said it was great to see the players on the Brick Stars grow, becoming better hockey players each year. “The kids are all growing up, becoming better hockey players, getting stronger,” O’Malley said. He commended DePalma for the team’s success. “He puts a lot of work into it,” O’Malley said. He also thanked the USA Warriors Ice Hockey team for traveling to the pond to participate in the game. “What great guys they are,” O’Malley said. “They embraced the kids, they embraced the crowd.” He also thanked local businesses, including the primary event sponsor, Shore Children’s Dental Care, for helping the pond host the event. WHAT IT MEANS TO THE TEAM Dina Crepaldi, of Brick, is the operating manager for the Brick Stars. Her son, Paul, 13, is a member of the team. She said proceeds from events like the Special Needs Winter Classic help keep the program running. “It’s a really wonderful experience,” Crepaldi said. “This program helps them achieve so many goals that they probably wouldn’t have been able to.” Crepaldi continued, “It helps them with functional abilities on and off the ice.” She also said the team members have connected with one another since the organization’s inception in 2009. “What we’ve noticed is that they have become a family unit,” Crepaldi said. “The parents tell us they couldn’t be more proud of the program for what it has done for their kids, off the ice, as well.”

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Three Garnet Gulls score career-highs
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POINT PLEASANT BEACH — Point Pleasant Beach’s guard, Ashley Kelly, unloaded a career-high 21 points in a close 59-55 win over Asbury Park at home on Monday. Two other girls on the Garnet Gulls’ team also had career highs in the win. Shannon Lane scored 14 points and Ashley’s sister, Sam, added 13 points. “They are both very consistent for us this year,” said Point Beach coach Mike Feerst, about the Kelly sisters. “They handle the ball for us a lot of the time.” Lane came off the bench for the Gulls and hit three, 3-pointers. Feerst said she made some “huge, huge buckets” in the game.

Asbury Park also showed fight. Porschia Witherspoon scored a game-high 19 points and Krystina Barnes added 13 points for the Blue Bishops. The Garnet Gulls and Blue Bishops have split the home and away series. The Blue Bishops defeated the Gulls 5230 at home on Jan. 16. GULLS FALL TO RANNEY In a poor shooting night, Point Pleasant Beach fell to the Ranney School, 34-19, in Tinton Falls on Friday night. Paige Place led the Panthers with 12 points. Greg Domorski covers sports for The Ocean Star. He can be reached at gdomorski@theoceanstar.com or 732-8997606 Ext 15. Follow him on Twitter @gdomorski

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Point Beach junior guard Sam Kelly [seen here in earlier action] scored 13 points in a 59-55 home win over Asbury Park on Monday.

Garnet Gulls fall to the Celtics on Sunday
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Point Beach was supposed to play Keyport on Thursday, which was postponed to a later date this season due to inclement weather. If Point Beach defeats Keyport, it will be the first time the team won back-toback division titles since the 1955 and 1956 seasons. POINT BEACH SCT WATCH Point Beach should be the top overall seed in the Shore Conference Tournament. Point Beach made it to the Shore Conference Tournament finals last year where it lost in the finals to Lakewood at Monmouth University in West Long Branch. This season, St. Rose was the Shore Conference team to come closest to defeating Point Beach. The Roses lost by 15 points to the Gulls [5843] on Jan. 30. The only team that should be able to test Point Beach for the top overall seed is the Christian Brothers Academy, a private school in the Lincroft section of Middletown. The Colts have not lost to a Shore Conference opponent so far this season. According to Catania, Point Beach has never won the Shore Conference Tournament in the history of the basketball program. “That has been the goal the past seven years,” Catania said about winning the title. “Being the favorite, we have to play harder than anyone else in each game. We got to play each game like it is a championship game — something that we have been doing all season. We have to defend, rebound and execute to win it this year.” Seeding for the Shore Conference Tournament will take place on Sunday. Greg Domorski covers sports for The Ocean Star. He can be reached at gdomorski@theoceanstar.com or 732-899-7606 Ext 15. Follow him on Twitter @gdomorski.

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The Point Boro girls basketball program honored Jamie Pike [above], Brielle Barber and Julie Kloza on senior night.

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Point Boro unable to complete comeback
Panthers’ Brielle Barber scores a game-high 24 points in loss
BY GREG DOMORSKI
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TOMS RIVER — After showing a penchant for winning close games this season, the Point Pleasant Borough High School girls basketball team’s luck ran out on Tuesday evening when the Panthers lost 68-61 to Toms River North High School on the road. Point Boro guard Brielle Barber led all scorers with 24 points and her teammate, forward Brianna Skinner, added 10 points in the loss to the Mariners. “This was a big night for her,” coach David Drew said about Barber. “She scored 15 the night before [against Manchester], which is 39 points in two games.” Toms River North had four different players score in double figures as Nikki Gardner scored a team-high 18 points, which included 16 in the first half. Sam Farley added 14 points. Ashley Tutzauer scored 13 points, which included nine in the first quarter. Christina Ribaudo added 12 points, all of which were scored in the second half. Point Boro had trouble getting out to Toms River North shooters, who drained six, 3pointers in the first half alone. The Mariners led 17-15 at the end of the first quarter and started the second quarter on a 9-3 run to make the score 26-18 when the Panthers called timeout with 5:30 left before the half. Afterward, the Panthers made an adjustment and pressed the inbound passes after scoring a bucket. Toms River North proved to have questionable ball handling skills and the Panthers crept back in the game trailing just 26-25 later in the second quarter. Toms River North went on to alter its strategy in-bounding the ball and went on a 103 run to end the half. At this point, the Mariners were ahead 37-27.

In the second half, the Panthers limited the Mariners’ outside shooters. The Mariners sunk just one, 3pointer in the second half, but found holes in the Panthers’ 1-3-1 zone to score enough points. The Mariners moved ahead 53-42 at the end of the third quarter. Barber sunk two, 3-pointers early in the fourth quarter to threaten the Mariner lead. However, the closest the Panthers would get to the Mariners was a six-point deficit in multiple instances during the fourth quarter. “We fought real hard and I give a lot of our girls credit,” Drew said. “We started to play our tempo but it was tough to stay with them. I thought a lot of our girls played well. There was a lot of good things in the unfortunate loss.” SENIOR NIGHT A SUCCESS Point Boro’s 62-49 win over Manchester on Monday was a little extra special for three girls on the Point Pleasant Borough girls basketball team. Three seniors were honored for their contributions to the program in Jamie Pike, Julie Kloza and Barber. All three started the game against the Hawks. “Senior night was great,” Drew said. “Anytime you can win on senior night makes the game more special.” Besides Barber’s team-high 15 points, Megan Hughes added 13 points, eight rebounds and three assists. Skinner scored 11 points and grabbed 14 rebounds. Point Boro went on to play Lakewood High School on the road Thursday, which occurred too late to be covered in this edition of The Ocean Star. For full coverage, see next week’s issue. The Panthers will take on Governor Livingston on Saturday at Kean University in Union. The game is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. Greg Domorski covers sports for The Ocean Star. He can be reached at gdomorski@theoceanstar.com or 732-8997606 Ext 15. Follow him on Twitter @gdomorski.

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Panthers fall short in states
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Joe Leone Introna, owner of Italian Specialty shop Joe Leone's, located on Laurel Avenue in Point Pleasant Beach, attended the football team's state championship celebration dinner at the high school gymnasium on Saturday. He and his team designed and donated a special custom cake.

WALL — Nearly everything swung in favor of the No. 4seeded Wall wrestling program in a 37-27 win over No. 5 Point Boro in the Central Jersey Group II quarterfinals on Tuesday night. Not only did the Crimson Knights get a home match after barely getting a higher seed in the state tournament, they also won the flip, which determines which team sends out a wrestler on odd and even bouts. Point Boro coach Pat Brady said Wall having matchups of their choice was key in determining the ending result. “I think the flip had a lot to do with this match, and some things did not go out way,” Brady said. “But, that’s wrestling and these seniors have nothing to be ashamed of after falling short in this match. “These seniors are leaving quite a legacy,” he continued. “They are three-time division champs. I know they didn’t want this match to end this way, but they wrestled their hearts outs.” With the match starting out with the 138-pound bout, Point Boro first jumped on the scoreboard when defending region six champion Ryan Budzek picked up a 6-0 decision over Chad McClelland after punishing him all three periods.

Wall would go on to win the next four bouts to move ahead 16-3 before the Panthers’ Kevin Kelly earned a 10 decision over Tommy Wishart to cut the Knights’ lead to 16-6. Wall then had back-to-back pins to jump out to its biggest lead of the day, moving up 286 over the Panthers. Point Boro did not give up and nearly completed its best comeback of the season. The Panthers went on to win three of the next four bouts with a little help from the Crimson Knights. Wall forfeited matches against two of the Panthers’ better wrestlers in Dan Nobbs [120] and Dominic Infante [285]. Nobbs is a two-time region six medalist and 2012 Atlantic City qualifier. Infante has double-digit wins this season. Also in the Panthers’ run, Dylan Davies [106] picked up a crucial pin over Ryan Valante just 27 seconds into the third period. As a result, the Panthers crept back into the match, down just 31-24 going into the 126-pound weight class. This set up a huge bout between Point Boro’s Darrin Perrotta and Wall’s Joe Demuner. Perrotta nearly pinned Demuner on a cradle in regulation. Demuner, though, was able to hold on as match was tied at zero heading into overtime. Perrotta was more aggressive in the overtime period,

but Demuner countered his single leg takedown attempt and pinned him 28 seconds into the extra time. After the pin, the Wall bench jumped up and roared while the Panthers stood in disbelief. Point Boro’s Jack Erhardt was able to pick up a 5-1 decision in the final bout, but it was not enough to overcome the Crimson Knights. Brady was disappointed the Panthers were not able to pick up the victory, but said his team will continue to move forward and finish the season strong. After the loss, the Panthers drop to a 15-3 record on the year. The Crimson Knights improved to 13-5. “There is a lot of season left,” Brady said. “It is not over yet. This hurts, but we still have to move on and compete. We have a couple more dual meets left and then will compete in districts.” Wall went on to take on top-seeded Raritan on Wednesday night. Point Boro will compete in a quad match at home on Saturday. The match will also include Allentown, Monmouth Regional and Pemberton high schools. Greg Domorski covers sports for The Ocean Star. He can be reached at gdomorski@theoceanstar.com or 732-8997606 Ext 15. Follow him on Twitter @gdomorski.

Beach beats Burlington City
BEACH FROM PAGE 27
weight class with no wrestler ready to go. This resulted in Point Beach cutting into a 9-6 Burlington City lead. Burlington City earned a major decision win to increase its lead to 12-6, but the Gulls answered right back with a pin from John Finnerty in just 57 seconds into the 120-pound bout. This tied the score at 12. Point Beach would go on to take its first lead of the day when 126-pounder Giancarlo Crivelli punished the Blue Devils’ Kolby Eleazer with a 20-4 score, resulting in a technical fall. This put the Garnet Gulls ahead 17-12. After a decision loss, Point Beach had a match-changing win from 138-pounder James Finnerty. Finnerty wrestled Joe Baer, a state finalist. Finnerty and Baer went into overtime with the score tied at 1. Baer nearly made a takedown on Finnerty with both wrestlers on the ground, but Finnerty’s strength and experience all helped in pushing Baer over. This caused the referee to award the two points to Finnerty. The win put the Garnet Gulls ahead 20-15. “It was a nice way to end my last match here wrestling in this gym,” Finnerty said. Tore Capriglione [145] and Riley Kelly [152] fed off the momentum. They nearly put the Blue Devils away for good with back-to-back pins, increasing the Garnet Gulls’ lead to 32-15. But, Burlington City closed on Point Beach’s lead from a Ryan Daniels technical fall to make the score 32-20. This set up a tough match between Jake Fioretti and Qadir Mordroza, one that Burlington City desperately needed to win. Both wrestlers picked up a point the first six minutes of regulation, in what seemed like an even match where anybody could come out on top. The match went into overtime resulting in an extra one-minute period, in which no wrestler scored. Mordroza chose the down position to start the next overtime period, which consisted of 30 seconds. Fioretti held him down the whole 30 seconds. This resulted in another overtime period, where Fioretti was in the down position for the following 30 seconds. Fioretti jumped up and tried to break Mordroza’s grip, but his hands were too tight across his waist. Fioretti then made a quick move that resulted in a reversal to give him the 3-1 overtime win, making the score 35-20 with two bouts remaining. With the match in hand, Point Beach and Burlington City each forfeited a bout, which caused the 41-26 ending result. Point Beach will go on to face Bound Brook, the twotime defending Group I state champion, on the road tonight. Bound Brook is considered one of the top two teams in the entire state with Bergen Catholic being No. 1. “We have been to the sectional semifinals every year I have been here and this is the first time we are going to the sectional finals,” James Finnerty said. “So it is nice, even though we have to wrestle Bound Brook.” Greg Domorski covers sports for The Ocean Star. He can be reached at gdomorski@theoceanstar.com or 732-8997606 Ext 15. Follow him on Twitter @gdomorski.

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2014 THE OCEAN STAR PAGE 31 The overtime provided 15 minutes of dramatics, heartstopping action, but no goals. Wall thought they had won it at one point when a long shot from Pat Judge got past Bissey, but the Crimson Knights were whistled for offsides, a call that broke up the Crimson Knight celebration pile at center ice. Kovaleski was stopped from point blank range in the slot and Bissey made a pad save on Waddell at the other end. “That is a classic overtime,’’ said DePalma. “Fifteen minutes going both ends, great saves at both ends. Your best players going back and forth and at the end of 15 minutes it is still 0-0.’’ The Panthers had the clear advantage in the shootout with an experienced goalie in Bissey and several excellent shooters at their disposal. Bissey started the shootout with a save on Shane Haviland before Herrington scored on Henderson, giving Point Boro the early advantage. Jeff Morgan converted his shot on Bissey for Wall, but Kovaleski beat Henderson with a move to keep the Panthers in front. Bissey again came up big, stopping Waddell with a pad save before Henderson adjusted and made a nice stop of his own. The goalies took over the shootout with Bissey again making a save, this one on Wuestneck before Henderson denied the Panthers shooter. The fifth Wall shooter needed to score to extend the shootout, but Bissey stood tall, making the stop, allowing a big sigh of relief for the Panthers and an even bigger celebration. “It was a great game,’’ said DePalma. “It was two teams that have a history that always play hard against each other. You could see a lot of respect on the ice.’’ Len Bardsley is a sports reporter for Star News Group. He can be reached at lbardsley@thecoaststar.com or 732-2230076 ext. 29.

Panthers edge the Knights
BORO FROM PAGE 27
game between Middletown North and Rumson, the Panthers will host the quarterfinal round game. Wall, which came into the game having lost to Point Pleasant Boro twice this season to go along with one tie, stepped up its game as the 13th seed. Chris McDermott gave the Panthers a quick 1-0 lead, scoring on the first shot for Point Boro off a faceoff 16 seconds into the game. The Crimson Knights took control after the early goal, putting heavy pressure on the Panthers and goalie Nate Bissey. Wall jumped ahead 2-1 just over a minute later when Wuestneck scored on a rebound in front of the Point Boro goal. The Panthers picked up the pace in the second period and pinned the Crimson Knights in their end for long stretches and only the play of Wall senior goalie Jake Henderson kept Point Boro from breaking through. Point Boro had a two-man advantage midway through the second period, but could not cash in as Wall took the narrow lead into the third period. The Panthers tied things up with 12:06 left in the third period when Steven Kovaleski deflected a shot off the faceoff past Henderson. Wall, however, moved in front again with only 3:15 left in the third period when Wuestneck scored on a rebound. The Panthers displayed their resilience and determination in the final minute. Bissey was pulled for an extra attacker and Point Boro refused to allow the Crimson Knights to clear their zone. As the clock showed under a minute left in regulation, Owen Herrington eventually chased down a loose puck at the side of the net and shot the puck into the open side of the goal as Henderson scrambled back into position. Herrington’s goal with 35.6 seconds left, tied the game 3-3 and forced overtime. “The desperation was there,’’ said Point Boro coach Alex DePalma. “The last two years they have gotten knocked out in the first round. I think that weighed on them a little bit. We pulled it through.’’

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Former NFL linebacker Philip Villapiano, who was a member of the Oakland Raiders Super Bowl XI winning team, spoke at the Point Pleasant Beach football state championship celebration on Saturday. He raised thousands of dollars to buy new equipment for the program under a organization he started — The Foundation to Save the Jersey Shore, a 501[c]3 nonprofit. According to Villapiano, the organization was inspired to raise money after the old equipment was destroyed from Hurricane Sandy.

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Point Pleasant Beach senior football player Noah Yates [sitting, center] recently signed his national letter of intent to attend Yale University in Conn.

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A MEMORABLE EVENT
The Point Pleasant Beach football program hosted a dinner to recognize the team’s Central Jersey Group I sectional title in the fall. Head coach John Wagner [above] presented the players with championship rings. The last time the school won a state title was in 1947 under coach Joe Pagano.

Atlantic Coast Conference names Kelly Hughes Rookie of the Week
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THE OCEAN STAR

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Boston College [BC] freshman Kelly Hughes, a Point Pleasant native, was named Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Week, announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon. This marks the second time this season that Hughes earned the ACC Rookie of the Week honor. The first was on Dec. 16 after she averaged 13 points and 7.5 rebounds in two BC victories. Hughes averaged 23 points, as BC went 1-1 for the week. The Eagles rookie averaged a season-high 36.5 minutes per game, shot 66.7 percent from the field and a sizzling 71.4 percent [10-for-14] from the three-point line.

Hughes hit 5-of-9 [55.6 percent] from long range vs. Virginia on Thursday. Her fifth three came with 2:09 to play for a five point lead. Hughes hit two foul shots with seven seconds to play to seal the win. Against Florida State, the 5foot-10 guard matched her career-high with 23 points while grabbing five rebounds. Hughes was perfect from the floor from the arc, as she hit 5of-5 in the game. She is now the Eagles third leading scorer [11.2 ppg.] and shooting 46 percent from the 3-point line. Hughes is second in the ACC in 3-point percentage [46 percent] and fifth in three’s made at 64. She leads all ACC freshman in three‘s made and shooting percentage. The last Boston College rookies to earn more than two

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FISHING TIPS BY JIM FREDA

Some of N.J. fluke quote given to N.Y.
Paul Haertel, President of the Jersey Coast Angler’s Association [JCAA], has reported: “The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission [ASMFC] has voted in favor of regionalized management for fluke, in effect, reallocating some of New Jersey’s fluke quota and giving it to New York. Further, of the two regionalization plans being considered, they chose the worse one for New Jersey. Under the adopted plan, New Jersey will be in a region with New York and Connecticut. Under this plan, we will have a four fish bag limit at 18 inches with a 128-day season. The New Jersey Marine Fisheries Council [NJMFC] will now only be able to decide when the season will begin and when it will end. Under this plan, New Jersey is only projected to harvest 906,348 fluke. If the other regional option had been chosen, New Jersey would have had a 135day season with a projected harvest of 947,337 fluke. Further, the ASMFC disregarded the will of the public. Hearings were held in various states and there was a public comment period where the vast majority of the public opposed the regionalized plans. Additionally, the ASMFC claimed they wanted to have similar sized regulations between bordering states but all they did was shift the problem. Last year, New York had a 19-inch size limit and New Jersey had a 17.5-inch size limit despite the fact that they were fishing similar waters. This year, both New York and New Jersey will have an 18-inch size limit. However, Delaware will have a 16-inch size limit. How is that fair for our boats out of Cape May that fish similar waters? The little bit of good news was that the ASMFC voted not to have a closed season on winter flounder. Now we just have to wait for the NJMFC to adopt that measure. The ASMFC also voted in favor of ad hoc regional measures for sea bass as we had last year. I am hopeful that since New

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Jersey under fished its target quota that we might be able to have a somewhat longer season this year but that remains to be seen. If you are into a road trip, you can take a ride to Oaks, Pa. for the 5th Annual Greater Philadelphia Outdoor Sportshow that is taking place now at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center. The show starts today and runs through Sunday. It is 90 miles from here and will take about an hour and a half to get there. Show hours are today, 12 - 8 p.m., Friday, 12 - 8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission is adults: $12, children ages 5-11: $3, under 5 years old: free. Check out www.sportshows.com/philad elphia/index.html for all the information. Bob, over at Fishermen’s den in Belmar, reports: “I saw on line JCAA put out a message that the ASMFC has voted to go with a plan to lump New Jersey in with New York for the upcoming fluke season. This will result in New Jersey having an 18- inch size and four fish limit — a very bad decision for the fishing industry of New Jersey. Once again, the government in their ignorance let the powerful commercial fishing rule there decision making. The only good thing mentioned was they will allow for a more liberal harvest of winter flounder. This would allow us something to fall back on when fluke season is closed. The NJMFC should take this matter up at the earliest possible time, so we would have a

fall flounder season to lessen the burden of loss of business on the fishing industry and the fishing community, Bob.” Capt. Howard Bogan, of the Big Jamaica, reports: “Offshore wreck fishing continues to improve. We had a good showing of cod up to 24 pounds and pollock up to 32 pounds. We also had a few ling and a few porgies mixed in. Some cod and pollock were caught on jigs but most anglers stuck with bait and caught their fish on clams. The pool winner was John Kizman, from Brick, with a 32pound pollock. Other notable catches were Dennis Grove, from Salsbury, MD., with five cod and one Pollock, Tyler Laracuente, from Wall, with two cod and four pollock up to 25 pounds, Ruben Aponte, from New York City, with four cod and a couple of ling, Carlos Gonzalez, from New York City, with four cod and one pollock, Larry Scacchetti, from Hillsdale, with four cod, Mark Bogdanoff, from Roseland, with a nice pollock and ling. As the water temperature continues to drop, more cod and pollock will migrate to the offshore wrecks. There is space available on the next offshore trip sailing Saturday at 1 a.m. We also added two mid-range wreck trips sailing 3 a.m. Sunday and Monday Feb. 16 & 17. We are scheduled to sail to the offshore wrecks every Saturday in February and March. For further information on our offshore wreck trips, go to www.bigjamaica.com or call 732-528-5014. For the complete schedule go to: http://bigjam a i c a . co m / ja m a i c a sa i l ingschedule.html. Call ahead for weather.” Capt. Ryan, of the Jamaica II out of Brielle, reports: “The 3 a.m. cod trip was pretty good this weekend. We had beautiful weather that helped and nice calm conditions. We picked away at cod, pollock, ling, lots of big silver eels and some pout too. Dave Brink, from Port Monmouth, had three cod and two pollock, Kirk Davis, from Rumson, had

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Point Pleasant Beach senior soccer player Morgan LaDuca [sitting, center], recently signed her National Letter of Intent to Seton Hall University in West Orange. Showing support was her coach Adam Curtis [back, from left], Principal Terri King, Superintendent of Schools John Ravally, guidance counselor Sean Ward, Athletic Director Ellen Magliaro, her father Richard [sitting] and mother Paige.

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AVON- YEARLY. 1BR, lots of closets, upgraded kitchen, freshly painted. Walk to restaurants/beach. Off-street B E A U T I F U L S T I C K L E Y parking. $1,095/mo. includes Double Pedestal Dining Room hot water. Call 732-335-1464. Table w/six chairs, 2 leaves and pads. $4,500. Call 732684-8197. BRICK- 4BR, 2BA, 1,700SF, W/D, hdwd floors, fenced-in yard. Great neighborhood. $2,000/mo. + utils. & security. LIVING ROOM set- Sofa, Avail. immediately. 732-600loveseat, 2 wing chairs, off 8830. white tapestry material, excellent condition $450 o/b/o; Wrought iron coffee table w/2 end tables, tile and glass tops, M A N A S Q U A N excellent condition $250 o/b/o. SHORES/WALL- 1BR 2nd Please call 732-295-8206. floor apt. Remodeled. Private. No pets/smokers. 2mos. security. Credit report required. $925/mo. incl. heat/water. B. Garage & Yard Sales 732-292-0292, 732-493-2169.

A. Articles For Sale

PROFESSIONAL OFFICE Space- 4 office suites on first floor with private entrance & bath. $1,500/mo. One room $635/mo. Utilities are included. Historic building located in the heart of Village of Allenwood. Call Shawn 732779-4607.

SPRING LAKE Hts.- Yearly. Townhouse, 2BR + bonus room, end unit, W/D, attached garage, 5 blocks from beach. $1,900/mo. 732-742-7030. SPRING LAKE- 1,500SF, suitable for kickboxing, fitness, yoga, dancing. Plenty of parking. Call 201-954-0226, 201666-5124. Also office space available. SPRING LAKE- Beautiful home, ocean block, heated pool, 5BR, 4.5BA. June $20,000. July & Aug. $75,000. Also available April & May. 917-301-1813.

WALL- YEARLY. Large 1BR Studio, immaculate, walk-incloset, new appliances, private parking, close to everything. $950/mo. includes all utils. No pets. Perfect for 1 person. 732-539-3800.

PT. PLEASANT Bch- 1BR apt. Yearly. Immediate occupancy. Close to train & beach. $1,000/mo., utils. included. Call from 6-9pm. 732-7141060.

PT. PLEASANT Bch.Estate/Garage Sale. 117 Chicago Ave., 2/14 8am12pm, 2/15 8am-2pm. Antique furniture, retro refrig., HH goods and much more. Early previews 732-330-8994.

MANASQUAN- IMMEDIATE occupancy. Manasquan Village Apartments. 1BR unit available. Extensive renovations ongoing. $1,100/mo. Contact Ron Schrader, Sitar Realty Company, 732-2839000.

SPRING LAKE- Carriage House Short Term Rental. PT. PLEASANT- Yearly. 75ft Spacious, furnished 2BR + waterfront home, 4BR, 3BA, loft. Private patio, W/D, C/AC, 2,900SF, hdwd floors, large DW. No pets. $1,200/mo. 908lot, pool. Avail. immediately. 227-0419. $3,000/mo. + utils. 732-3305200. SPRING LAKE- Furnished office suite. Small or large space. Avail. now. 309 Morris Ave., center of town. Call 732SEA GIRT- Four 1BR-2BR 742-7030. units., $1,100/mo.-$1,400/mo., + security. No pets. Some util- S P R I N G L A K E - S u m m e r . ities included. Upscale, quiet 6BR, 3BA, on lake, nicely garden complex. 732-325- furnished, 2 car garage. Avail. 7285 for application. for season or partial season. 732-604-3538, anthonycurreri@aol.com TOMS RIVER- Nice 3BR split level near TR North HS, 2 car garage, well maintained. $2,100/mo. + utils. Must prove excellent income. Call 732742-6941. WALL- 2 units for rent in Rte. 138 Wall Office Complex. One 650SF unit, asking $1,000/mo. and one 850SF unit, asking $1,500/mo. Both are available immediately and furnishing is available. Please call 732-245-0344 or email wprjr@raganlaw.com WALL- YEARLY. 3BR, 1.5BA, EIK, large LR, all hdwd floors, large patio, basement. 1620 Tilton Corner Rd. Excellent schools! $1,950/mo. 908-2163688.

D. Articles Wanted
ALWAYS BUYING Costume Jewelry collections. Local collector pays cash. Spring Lake, Belmar, all local areas. Call "The Jewelry Gal"‚ 732-5132139. MANASQUAN- PRIME Office location on Rte. 71. Excellent sign exposure. 2 units: 1 unit w/private entrance. Rent one or both. Parking in rear, common kitchen. Immediate availability. Call 732-223-4100.

E. Dogs, Cats, Pets
DOG WALKER/SITTER. Full dog care services including, feeding, walking, bathing & other care. Call Taylor 732429-0736 for availability.

G. Real Estate For Sale
MANASQUAN- MOBILE Home. Completely renovated. Like new. 3 miles to beach. Shore Acres Mobile Home Park. $34,500. Call for details 732-292-1253.

H. Real Estate For Rent
SPRING LAKE Hts. - 1BR cottage, eat-in-kitchen, off-street parking, yard, very clean. $900/mo., water included, 1.5 mo. security. No pets. Call 732-996-2923.

SPRING LAKE Hts.- Annual rental. Studio apartment for immediate occupancy, $800/mo. + utils. Also avail. until May 15th for winter rental, $700/mo. No smokers. Pets? Call Henry Schwier cell MANASQUANR E - 732-492-8655. MODELED 2BR, 1BA, on-site parking, all new appliances, walk to beach. Year-round and Summer rental. Call 732-528- SPRING LAKE Hts.- Charm5910. ing 3BR, 2BA, short term rental (March-June), $1,500/mo. Utilities. July $1,500/weekly. MANASQUAN- STORAGE 201-321-3089. Depot. 450SF (15'x20') w/10ft. overhead door. Available now. $550/mo. annual lease. Call Henry Schwier cell 732-492- S P R I N G L A K E H t s . 8655. Owner is a NJRE li- Homestead Gardens. Winter censee. Henry S. Schwier, Special on 1BR apartments. Inc. Realtor 732-449-6200. Newly renovated apts. w/luxury amenities, C/AC, pool. Heat/water/cooking included. Pet friendly(with restrictions). MANASQUAN- YEARLY. 7 3 2 - 4 4 9 - 3 2 7 0 . 2BR, 2BA apt. Kitchen, dining, HomesteadGardensApts.com LR, W/D, screened porch. No pets/smokers. $1,650/mo. + security. Avail. 4/1. 203-9814942. SPRING LAKE Hts.- Offices, 2018-2022 Hwy. 71, convenient central location w/parking. SEA GIRT- Yearly. Route 71 1 new, 1 move-in condition. office space, 700SF. Call Jeff Rent negotiable. Security. 732-325-7285. 908-433-6707.

EXCELLENT TEAM Members needed! Joe Leone's Italian Specialy Store and Catering is looking for F/T, year-round Customer Service Representatives, Cashiers, Merchandisers and Catering Sales for both our Pt. Pleasant Beach and Sea Girt retail store locaJ. Real Estate Wanted tions. Those applying should MANASQUAN- LOT Wanted, have excellent Customer Serfrom 50'x100' up to 50' x 150', vice skills with retail food exwith or without house. 201- perience. Applicants must have a flexible schedule to 264-9224. work all shifts including weekends and holidays. Please apM. Help Wanted ply in person at 510 Route 35 $$$ OPPORTUNITY To Make South, Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ Money $$$- Established real 08742. No calls please. estate office seeking motivPolice ated salespeople with the de- F U L L - T I M E Dispatcher/Communication sire to achieve success in real estate sales. Please call for a Officer wanted for the Belmar confidential interview. Henry Police Department. All applicS. Schwier, Inc. Realtor, 600 ants must be able to work roWashington Boulevard, Sea tating shifts and holidays. All Girt, 732-449-6200 or email: applicants must pass a thorough background investigainfo@schwier.com tion. Emergency Dispatching CLERICAL/OFFICE Assistant, experience and 9-1-1 certificaManasquan office. P/T, pos- tion are required. Experience sibly F/T. $9/hr. Mon.-Fri. with New World software preComputer skills & great cus- ferred. Permanent full-time tomer service a must. Send candidates will be required to resume Marketing@smbr.org take and pass a civil service examination to be given at a COLLECTOR- F/T for our Wall later date. Applications may Township office. Specializing be picked up at the Borough of in medical collection, to in- Belmar Police Department, clude 1 evening. Benefits. 601 Main Street, please see Must speak Spanish. Fax re- Captain Andrew Huisman. Applications will be accepted unsume: 732-223-7474. til 2/21/14. DELIVERY PERSON wanted using your own vehicle to de- INSURANCE CLAIM Consultliver small package in Red ants/Property Inspectors. InBank thru Ocean Twp. area, terviewing now. Excellent in11am, 3-4 days/week. You come, P/T $35K-$55K, F/T must have a GPS. $11/hr., 20 $35K-$75K, flexible hours. No cents/mile + tolls. Reply by experience required, in-house training provided. Call 732text to 732-610-7804. 410-9584. DELIVERY/WAREHOUSE PERSON for busy interior L A N D S C A P E W O R K E R design firm. FT/PT positions. needed F/T. Must have valid Experience necessary. Bene- DL with clean record. Some fits available. Call 732-223- experience necessary. Good starting salary. Call Chris 9080900. 890-9250. DRIVER/INSTALLER FOR sheds, swing sets & gazebos. MEDICAL BILLER- P/T for Lifting required. Some car- Wall Township office. Specialpentry & CDL preferred. 732- izing in Medical Billing. Fax resume: 732-223-7474. 495-8866.

BAY POINT REALTORS
526 BAY AVENUE, POINT PLEASANT BEACH, NJ 08742

732-899-8202 x43
Each Office Indepenently Owned & Operated

Bruce Fioretti
Broker/Salesperson 732-278-0515 cell

POINT PLEASANT

Weichert
OPEN HOUSE • SATURDAY 2/15 • 12-3PM 1 ISLAND COURT, BRICK
Luxury waterfront living with 158` vinyl bulkhead. River views from 2nd & 3rd levels. Over 4,000 sq. ft. 13 rooms, 6 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 2 fireplaces. $789,000 MLS#21339338. DIR: Princeton Ave E. to R. Cherokee, R Island Dr. L Island Ct. #1

Attention to detail was evident and nothing was spared when it comes to this newly renovated turnkey 4 BR, 3 BA colonial located east of canal. This wonderful home offers a gourmet kitchen, inviting open front porch, custom window treatments, hardwoods & full appliance package. Walk or ride your bike to beach, restaurants & downtown shopping. You can sit by the outdoor fireplace on those cool nights, or soak in the new hot tub. Act quickly as this one won't last! $589,000. Call Bruce @ 732-278-0515 (cell), or to view photo gallery go to www.BruceFioretti.com

TRUST + 16 YEARS EXPERIENCE = RESULTS CALL TODAY FOR A COMPLIMENTARY MARKET ANALYSIS

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SEASIDE HEIGHTS - Beach, Boardwalk & Restaurants are just steps away from this desirable townhouse with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths & balcony water views. Perfect beach getaway or investment. $375,000 MLS#21400512.

RIVIERA BEACH – BRICK
Spacious 3 bedroom, 2 full bath Custom home features an open living & dining room floor plan w/vaulted ceiling, stone fireplace w/wood-burning stove, hardwood floors & French doors leading to deck. Kitchen opens to dining room & includes newer appliances & pantry. Master bedroom has attached full bath & balcony connecting to 3rd bedroom. High full basement w/walkout to paver patio & large fenced-in yard w/built-in blue stone fire pit. Two-zone gas heat & C/A.

BY APPOINTMENT!
BRICK -    3 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1 car garage. Sweet Ranch in North Brick! Large kitchen with French doors lead to deck & nice fenced in yard. $239,000 MLS#21401404

Proudly offered at $269,000 Call: 732-714-7900
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REAL ESTATE Paralegal/Legal Secretary- Small Spring Lake Law office seeks experienced P/T (3 days per week) Real Estate paralegal. NJ residential experience and proficient in HUD preparation required. Candidate must possess excellent computer and organizational skills and must be a team player. Fax resume to 732-449-3413. AB CLEANING Service- 1 time, weekly, biweekly, monthly. Residential/commercial, windows. Tailored to meet your needs. Affordable/reliable. Same maid each time. All supplies incl. Refs. avail. Serving Monmouth & Ocean Counties. Carmen 732-458-0104, 732814-2555(c). HOUSECLEANING- EXPERIENCED & honest Polish woman with refs. English speaking. Weekly/monthly. Free estimates. We do the best job in town! Call 848-459-3147. MARIA'S PROFESSIONAL Cleaning Service- Our reputation is "spotless". We're honest, reliable & reasonably priced. Free estimates. Many yrs. exp. 732-241-7896.

M. Help Wanted
MARKETING ASSOCIATE (Digital/Social)- Established Brielle search firm seeks an Associate to design, develop and manage all marketing programs across the spectrum of digital mediums. Requires experience in creating campaigns and utilizing multiple social platforms to build brand awareness. Email resume: wjrowe@commonagenda.com REAL ESTATE- Have you dreamt of working at the beach? Training + support. Call Frances Graffeo, Mgr. Normandy Beach office. 732793-6484, Weichert Realtors.

P/T REPORTER/EDITORIAL Assistant- Star News Group has a 20-23 hour, per week reporter/editorial assistant position open. The position is 3-4 days a week and requires some of those hours spent covering night municipal meetings and an occasional weekend day. The successful candidate will cover police, municipal and school news, as well as other features and breaking news in PART TIME Help needed in one municipality. In addition, Long Branch. Must have ex- the person hired for this posiperience working with Excel & tion will be responsible for oba calculator as this job details ituaries, letters to the editor w o r k i n g w i t h n u m b e r s & and milestones, as well as spread sheets. Please fax re- other assignments at their susume to 1-877-610-5757 or pervisor's request. This posiemail: denise.atlas@live.com tion requires a bachelor's degree in English, journalism, political science, communications or a related degree. Please e-mail resume to editor@starnewsgroup.com or fax to 732-223-8212. OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR in Brick, NJ. Customer Service, answer phones, database management, ability to work in fast-paced environment. Proficient with MS Office Suite, mail merge, SQL & Web design a plus. Saturdays required during busy season. Send resume & salary requirements to: info@for-shore.com or fax to 732-701-3164.

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14 BAY POINT HARBOUR WATERFRONT TOWNHOME
3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths 4th bedroom/den 1st floor
Point Pleasant
Great views of Barnegat Bay & Point Pleasant Canal. Freshly painted, w/new carpet on 2nd floor. New: Kitchen Aid appliance pkg., laundry room appliances, awnings & kitchen floor. 1st floor oak floors refinished. 1st & 2nd floor decks with great views. Roof & siding 3 years old. No water damage from Sandy inside home. $745,000. Call Ed McGrath at 732-908-9557 cell.

900 Rt. 88 Point Pleasant

GRACE SULLIVAN Professional Cleaning Service. 38 years serving the shore. Owner supervised. Honest, reliable, reasonable. Fully insured, free estimates/refs. 732-280-1087. HAIRDRESSER WILL travel to you. Expert colorist, cuts and blowouts in your home. 25+ years experience. Call Karen 732-233-3300. SMALL INTERIOR painting jobs. If you need 1 or 2 rooms painted, $85/room. Call Joe 732-681-2018. Please leave message.

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OPEN HOUSE • SUN. 2/16 • 1-3PM 470 DUKE COURT, BRICK

106 Ocean Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742 732-892-2700 www.ward-realty.com

Free estimates. Call Gary 732-642-0529

POINT PLEASANT BEACH
OPEN HOUSE • SUNDAY 2/16 • 1-3PM
MUST SEE Mint Custom Home with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, living room, dining room, family room with fireplace. Eat-in kitchen with Viking appliances, 52 inch custom cabinets, custom millwork. Master bedroom with fireplace, full bath & walk-in closet. Custom closets throughout. 1st floor hand carved hickory 3/4" flooring. 2-car garage, security system, Arborvitae surround property for privacy, heated in-ground pool with interior lights. Detached shed with 60 amp electric. Close to beach, shopping & restaurants. $469,000. DIR: Drum Point to Adamston to left on Duke.

Do you want a beach house that will pay for itself? This multifamily home in Pt. Beach is a great investment property. Live in one side and rent the other. What a deal! Hardwood floors, outdoor shower and plenty of off street parking.

Contact Nicolina (Lina) Negrey
732-614-9010
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Sales Associate 732-614-9010 cell

Call Diane at 732-233-9630 cell for an appointment

760 PRINCETON AVENUE, BRICK
JUST REDUCED. Phenomenal waterfront home on huge property. 5 bedrooms. 5.5 baths. 175’ on water with dock. Quality abounds. Master craftsmanship is evident in every inch of the Marilyn “Lynn” 5000 sf luxury home. Seeing is believing. $1,575,000, Baatz Dir: E. on Princeton to corner of North Drive.

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Marilyn “Lynn” Baatz 732-539-0727 Cell. 732-449-5959 Office Diane Glander

Spring Lake Office • (732) 449-2777

1216 Third Avenue • Spring Lake 732-449-4397 x220

John (Jack) McHugh
Broker/Owner 732-899-8202 x23 www.JackMcHugh.com

526 Bay Ave., Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ 732-899-8202
Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated

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Michele Jasionowski

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BRICK  ~ $769,900
• Almost 6,000 sq. ft.! Half Acre Lot! • Prestigious Rolling Hills Development • Conveniently located near Monmouth/Ocean County Border

POINT PLEASANT ~ $119,900
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Point Pleasant, New Jersey, as follows: Monday, February 24, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. The Agendas shall consist of the following: 1. 2014 Budget Review Workshop 2. Executive Session – Personnel Matters, Tax Collector’s Office, All Other Departments TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that this meeting shall be open to the Public or that a portion of this meeting shall be closed to the Public, under the applicable exceptions to the New Jersey Open Public Meetings Act. FORMAL ACTION MAY BE TAKEN. David A. Maffei, RMC, CMFO, CMR, QPA Municipal Clerk/ Administrator ($13.20) (40) (2/14) The Ocean Star ___________________________ MOTOR VEHICLE COMMISSION NOTICE Note, the undersigned shall expose for sale, in accordance with N.J.S.A. 39:4-56.6, at public auction in AS IS condition on February 28, 2014 at 10:00 AM at 14 James Street, Toms River, NJ 08753 a 2004 Toyota Scion Wag vin# JTLKT324940165590. This vehicle came into the possession of Accurate Towing Service through abandonment or failure of owner(s) to claim same. This vehicle may be examined prior to auction time. The minimum bid will be announced at time of auction. For information, call Tom at 732-349-6439. ($13.20) (40) (2/14, 2/21) The Ocean Star

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________________________________________________________ BOROUGH OF LAVALLETTE COUNTY OF OCEAN ORDINANCE NO. 2014-02 (1127) ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF LAVALLETTE, COUNTY OF OCEAN, STATE OF NEW JERSEY, AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER § 45 OF THE BOROUGH CODE, ENTITLED “OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES” SO AS TO AMEND AND SUPPLEMENT SECTION 45-15 SO AS TO ADD THE POSITIONS OF “ASSISTANT ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER”, “ASSISTANT CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER” AND “ASSISTANT ZONING OFFICER”. BE IT ORDAINED, by the governing body of the Borough of Lavallette, County of Ocean, State of New Jersey, as follows: SECTION 1. Chapter § 45 of the Municipal Code of the Borough of Lavallette, entitled “Officers and Employees” is hereby amended and supplemented to add the positions of “Assistant Animal Control Officer”, “Assistant Code Enforcement”, and “Officer Assistant Zoning Officer” to Section § 45-15. Section § 45-15 is hereby amended to add the following: 45 -15. Titles of other employees; positions established. The following positions are established for the Borough of Lavallette: Assistant Animal Control Officer Assistant Code Enforcement Officer Assistant Zoning Officer SECTION 2. All ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed. SECTION 3. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase or portion of this ordinance is for any reason held to be invalid or uncon___________________________ MOTOR VEHICLE COMMISSION NOTICE Note: complying with N.J.S.A. 39:16-16*, application has been made to the Chief Administrator of the NJ MVC, Trenton, NJ, to get title papers and issue a NJ Certificate of Ownership for a 2010 Mercedes Benz C300 4dr vin# WDDGF8BB7AF439419. Any objections should be made in writing to the Chief Administrator of the NJ MVC, Special Title Unit, P. O. Box 017, Trenton, NJ 08666-0017. ($5.28) (16) (2/14) The Ocean Star ___________________________ BOROUGH OF LAVALLETTE NOTICE ORDINANCE NO. 2014-03 (1128) The ordinance, the summary terms of which are included herein, was introduced and passed by the Borough Council on first reading at a meeting held on January 27, 2014. It was further considered for second reading and final passage at a meetings of the Borough Council held on the 10th day of February, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Lavallette First Aid Building, 1207 Bay Boulevard, Lavallette, New Jersey at which time and place persons desiring to be heard upon the same stitutional by a court of competent jurisdiction, such portion shall be deemed a separate, distinct and independent provision, and such holding shall not affect the validity of the remaining portion hereof. SECTION 4. This ordinance shall take effect after second reading and publication as required by law. BOROUGH OF LAVALLETTE NOTICE ORDINANCE NO. 2014-02 (1127) ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF LAVALLETTE, COUNTY OF OCEAN, STATE OF NEW JERSEY, AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER § 45 OF THE BOROUGH CODE, ENTITLED “OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES” SO AS TO AMEND AND SUPPLEMENT SECTION 45-15 SO AS TO ADD THE POSITIONS OF “ASSISTANT ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER”, “ASSISTANT CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER” AND “ASSISTANT ZONING OFFICER”. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the foregoing ordinance was introduced and passed by the Borough Council on first reading at a meeting held on January 27, 2014. It was further considered for second reading and final passage at a meeting of the Borough Council held on the 10th day of February, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Lavallette First Aid Building located at 1207 Bay Boulevard, Lavallette, New Jersey at which time and place persons desiring to be heard upon the same were given the opportunity to be heard. Said Ordinance was duly adopted on the 10th day of February, 2014 and shall take effect upon publication as required by law. CHRISTOPHER F. PARLOW Municipal Clerk ($39.60) (120) (2/14) The Ocean Star were given the opportunity to be heard. Copies of the full ordinance are available at no cost and during regular business hours, at the Clerk’s office for members of the general public who request the same. Said Ordinance was duly adopted on the 10th day of February, 2014 and shall take effect upon publication as required by law. The summary of the terms of such ordinance are as follows: Title: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF LAVALLETTE ESTABLISHING SALARIES AND WAGES OF OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE BOROUGH OF LAVALLETTE, COUNTY OF OCEAN, STATE OF NEW JERSEY Purpose: The purpose of the ordinance is to establish the salary and wage guide for all officers and employees of the Borough of Lavallette. In addition to the salaries and wages established herein, employees shall receive all other benefits set forth in employment contracts executed with the Borough of Lavallette or contained within the Borough Code CHRISTOPHER F. PARLOW Municipal Clerk ($17.82) (54) (2/14) The Ocean Star

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___________________________ BOROUGH OF LAVALLETTE COUNTY OF OCEAN ORDINANCE NO. 2014-01 (1126) ORDINANCE OF THE BORUGH OF LAVALLETTE, COUNTY OF OCEAN, STATE OF NEW JERSEY, REPEALING SECTIONS §44-1B., §441C. AND §44-1D. OF THE BOROUGH CODE ENTITLED “OCEANFRONT CONSTRUCTION – GENERAL CONS T R U C T I O N REQUIREMENTS”. BE IT ORDAINED by the Mayor and Borough Council of the Borough of Lavallette, in the County of Ocean, State of New Jersey, as follows: SECTION 1. Sections §441B., §44-1C. and §44-1D. of the Code of the Borough of Lavallette, entitled “General construction requirements” are hereby repealed. SECTION 2. All ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed. SECTION 3. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase or portion of this ordinance is for any reason held to be invalid or unconstitutional by a court of competent jurisdiction, such portion shall be deemed a separate, distinct and independent provision, and such holding shall not affect the validity of the remaining portion hereof. SECTION 4. This ordinance shall take effect after second reading and publication as required by law. BOROUGH OF LAVALLETTE COUNTY OF OCEAN ORDINANCE NO. 2014-01 (1126) ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF LAVALLLETTE, COUNTY OF OCEAN, STATE OF NEW JERSEY, REPEALING SECTIONS §44-1B., §44-1C. AND §44-1D. OF THE BOROUGH CODE ENTITLED “OCEANFRONT CONSTRUCTION – GENERAL CONS T R U C T I O N REQUIREMENTS”. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the foregoing ordinance was introduced and passed by the Borough Council on first reading at a meeting held on January 27, 2014. It was further considered for second reading and final passage at a meeting of the Borough Council held on the 10th day of February, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Lavallette First Aid Building located at 1207 Bay Boulevard, Lavallette, New Jersey at which time and place persons desiring to be heard upon the same were given the opportunity to be heard. Said Ordinance was duly adopted on the 10th day of February, 2014 and shall take effect upon publication as required by law. CHRISTOPHER F. PARLOW Municipal Clerk ($28.05) (85) (2/14) The Ocean Star ___________________________ BOROUGH OF POINT PLEASANT MAYOR AND COUNCIL PUBLIC NOTICE OF MEETING Notice is hereby given, that the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Point Pleasant will hold Council Budget Workshop Meetings in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building, 2233 Bridge Avenue,

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___________________________ OCEAN COUNTY SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of the above stated writ, to me directed, issued out of the SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY, CHANCERY DIVISION Docket No. F3462310, will be exposed to sale at public venue on TUESDAY the 18TH DAY OF FEBRUARY, A.D. 2014 between the hours of 12 o’clock and 5 o’clock (at 2 o’clock) Prevailing Time in the afternoon of said day at the Office of the Sheriff, Toms River, Township of Toms River, County of Ocean, New Jersey. All that tract or parcel of land and premises, situate, lying and being in the BOROUGH OF LAVALLETTE, County of Ocean and State of New Jersey. Street and Street No.: 1605 GRAND CENTRAL AVENUE Tax Lot and Block No.: LOT: 32.6; BLOCK: 17 Dimensions: APPROXIMATELY: CONDOMINIUM Nearest Cross Street: Pennsylvania Avenue The above description does not constitute a full legal description, said description is filed at the Office of the Sheriff, 120 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ. THE SHERIFF HEREBY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ADJOURN THIS SALE WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE BY PUBLICATION. PRIOR LIENS OF AFFIDAVIT: NONE ADDITIONALLY, THE SUM OF $2,293.06 IS THE AMOUNT REPRESENTED TO PLAINTIFF, BY THE TAX COLLECTOR’S OFFICE FOR THE BOROUGH OF LAVALLETTE AND/OR TAX CERTIFICATE HOLDERS, AS BEING OUTSTANDING ON ACCOUNT OF TAXES AND/OR OTHER LIENS DUE AND OWING THROUGH DECEMBER 5, 2013. THE SALE IS ALSO SUBJECT TO ANY AND ALL OTHER UNPAID TAXES, WATER, SEWER, MUNICIPAL LIENS OR ANY OTHER CHARGES WHICH MAY BE DUE AND OWING WHETHER SET FORTH HEREIN OR NOT. ALL INTERESTED PARTIES ARE TO CONDUCT AND RELY UPON THEIR OWN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION TO ASCERTAIN WHETHER OR NOT ANY OUTSTANDING LIENS OR ENCUMBRANCES REMAIN OF RECORD AND/OR HAVE PRIORITY OVER THE LIEN BEING FORECLOSED HEREBY AND, IF SO, THE CURRENT AMOUNT DUE THEREON. The amount of the judgment to be satisfied by said sale is the sum of $123,055.72 more or less, plus interest. Surplus Money: If after the sale and satisfaction of the mortgage debt, including costs and expenses, there remains any surplus money, the money will be deposited into the Superior Court Trust Fund and any person claiming the surplus, or any part thereof, may file a motion pursuant to Court Rules 4:64-3 and 4:57-2 stating the nature and extent of that person’s claim and asking for an order directing payment of the surplus money. The Sheriff or other person conducting the sale will have information regarding the surplus, if any. May be subject to an Ordinance by the Ocean County Board of Health: 87-01, Section 10. The Sheriff’s Department will require notification of the certification of the wells where applicable. The Sheriff shall deduct his fees, costs and commissions of sale from the total amount bid at the sale. A 20% deposit (cash or certified funds) is required from the Successful Bidder at the time of sale. Seized as the property of E. ALLEN MACDUFFIE, JR., ETC., ET ALS, and taken in execution at the suit of TD BANK, N.A., to be sold by Michael G. Mastronardy, Acting Sheriff. This sale is subject to postponement without further notice. Attorneys for Plaintiff Dembo & Saldutti, LLP 1300 Route 73, Suite 205 Mount Laurel, NJ 08054 Sheriff’s Docket: CH 766129 Dated: January 23, 30, 2014; February 6, 13, 2014 ($170.28) (516) (1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14) The Ocean Star ___________________________ OCEAN COUNTY SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of the above stated writ, to me directed, issued out of the SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY, CHANCERY DIVISION Docket No. F01828012, will be exposed to sale at public venue on TUESDAY the 18TH DAY OF FEBRUARY, A.D. 2014 between the hours of 12 o’clock and 5 o’clock (at 2 o’clock) Prevailing Time in the afternoon of said day at the Office of the Sheriff, Toms River, Township of Toms River, County of Ocean, New Jersey. All that tract or parcel of land and premises, situate, lying and being in the TOWNSHIP OF BRICK, County of Ocean and State of New Jersey. Street and Street No.: 730 Mantoloking Road Tax Lot and Block No.: LOT: 115; BLOCK: 605.01 Dimensions: APPROXIMATELY: 116.44 x 50 Nearest Cross Street: Stuyvesant Road The above description does not constitute a full legal description, said description is filed at the Office of the Sheriff, 120 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ. THE SHERIFF HEREBY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ADJOURN THIS SALE WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE BY PUBLICATION. PRIOR LIENS OF AFFIDAVIT: BRICK TWP - $1071.74 AS OF 11/25/2013 The amount of the judgment to be satisfied by said sale is the sum of $191,445.47 more or less, plus interest. Surplus Money: If after the sale and satisfaction of the mortgage debt, including costs and expenses, there remains any surplus money, the money will be deposited into the Superior Court Trust Fund and any person claiming the surplus, or any part thereof, may file a motion pursuant to Court Rules 4:64-3 and 4:57-2 stating the nature and extent of that person’s claim and asking for an order directing payment of the surplus money. The Sheriff or other person conducting the sale will have information regarding the surplus, if any. May be subject to an Ordinance by the Ocean County Board of Health: 87-01, Section 10. The Sheriff’s Department will require notification of the certification of the wells where applicable. The Sheriff shall deduct his fees, costs and commissions of sale from the total amount bid at the sale. A 20% deposit (cash or certified funds) is required from the Successful Bidder at the time of sale. Seized as the property of LILLIAN WEISS, ET ALS, and taken in execution at the suit of WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., to be sold by Michael G. Mastronardy, Acting Sheriff. This sale is subject to postponement without further notice. Attorneys for Plaintiff John S. Power 800 Riverview Drive, Suite 109 Brielle, NJ 08730 Sheriff’s Docket: CH 766122 Dated: January 23, 30, 2014; February 6, 13, 2014 ($130.68) (396) (1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14) The Ocean Star ___________________________ OCEAN COUNTY SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of the above stated writ, to me directed, issued out of the SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY, CHANCERY DIVISION Docket No. F01761112, will be exposed to sale at public venue on TUESDAY the 18TH DAY OF FEBRUARY, A.D. 2014 between the hours of 12 o’clock and 5 o’clock (at 2 o’clock) Prevailing Time in the afternoon of said day at the Office of the Sheriff, Toms River, Township of Toms River, County of Ocean, New Jersey. All that tract or parcel of land and premises, situate, lying and being in the TOWNSHIP OF BRICK, County of Ocean and State of New Jersey. Street and Street No.: 39 SUTTON DRIVE Tax Lot and Block No.: LOT: 6; BLOCK: 1427 Dimensions: APPROXIMATELY: CONDO Nearest Cross Street: Sutton Village Condominium The above description does not constitute a full legal description, said description is filed at the Office of the Sheriff, 120 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ. THE SHERIFF HEREBY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ADJOURN THIS SALE WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE BY PUBLICATION. PRIOR LIENS OF AFFIDAVIT: BRICK TWP - $2.44 AS OF 11/25/2013 DONALD TAYLOR, SR. - AS OF 04/28/2004 - $189.00 TOTAL: $191.44 The amount of the judgment to be satisfied by said sale is the sum of $192,597.45 more or less, plus interest. Surplus Money: If after the sale and satisfaction of the mortgage debt, including costs and expenses, there remains any surplus money, the money will be deposited into the Superior Court Trust Fund and any person claiming the surplus, or any part thereof, may file a motion pursuant to Court Rules 4:64-3 and 4:57-2 stating the nature and extent of that person’s claim and asking for an order directing payment of the surplus money. The Sheriff or other person conducting the sale will have information regarding the surplus, if any. May be subject to an Ordinance by the Ocean County Board of Health: 87-01, Section 10. The Sheriff’s Department will require notification of the certification of the wells where applicable. The Sheriff shall deduct his fees, costs and commissions of sale from the total amount bid at the sale. A 20% deposit (cash or certified funds) is required from the Successful Bidder at the time of sale. Seized as the property of RALPH HARTMAN, JR., ET UX, and taken in execution at the suit of WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., to be sold by Michael G. Mastronardy, Acting Sheriff. This sale is subject to postponement without further notice. Attorneys for Plaintiff John S. Power 800 Riverview Drive, Suite 109 Brielle, NJ 08730 Sheriff’s Docket: CH 766123 Dated: January 23, 30, 2014; February 6, 13, 2014 ($133.32) (404) (1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14) The Ocean Star ___________________________ OCEAN COUNTY SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of the above stated writ, to me directed, issued out of the SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY, CHANCERY DIVISION Docket No. F02420412, will be exposed to sale at public venue on TUESDAY the 25TH DAY OF FEBRUARY, A.D. 2014 between the hours of 12 o’clock and 5 o’clock (at 2 o’clock) Prevailing Time in the afternoon of said day at the Office of the Sheriff, Toms River, Township of Toms River, County of Ocean, New Jersey. All that tract or parcel of land and premises, situate, lying and being in the TOWNSHIP OF BRICK, County of Ocean and State of New Jersey. Street and Street No.: 101 CREEK RD., UNIT 101 Tax Lot and Block No.: LOT: 10 C467; BLOCK: 1386 Dimensions: APPROXIMATELY: UNIT 101 - BLDG 19 IN COURT 9, SECTION B Nearest Cross Street: WEST DIVISION ONE The above description does not constitute a full legal description, said description is filed at the Office of the Sheriff, 120 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ. THE SHERIFF HEREBY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ADJOURN THIS SALE WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE BY PUBLICATION. PRIOR LIENS OF AFFIDAVIT: BRICK TWP - AS OF 12/10/2013 - $112.89 THE APPROVED GROUP AS OF 12/10/2013 - $623.75 TOTAL: $736.64 The amount of the judgment to be satisfied by said sale is the sum of $186,026.94 more or less, plus interest. Surplus Money: If after the sale and satisfaction of the mortgage debt, including costs and expenses, there remains any surplus money, the money will be deposited into the Superior Court Trust Fund and any person claiming the surplus, or any part thereof, may file a motion pursuant to Court Rules 4:64-3 and 4:57-2 stating the nature and extent of that person’s claim and asking for an order directing payment of the surplus money. The Sheriff or other person conducting the sale will have information regarding the surplus, if any. May be subject to an Ordinance by the Ocean County Board of Health: 87-01, Section 10. The Sheriff’s Department will require notification of the certification of the wells where applicable. The Sheriff shall deduct his fees, costs and commissions of sale from the total amount bid at the sale. A 20% deposit (cash or certified funds) is required from the Successful Bidder at the time of sale. Seized as the property of JOSEPH J. FELICIE, ET AL, and taken in execution at the suit of NEW JERSEY HOUSING AND MORTGAGE FINANCE AGENCY, to be sold by Michael G. Mastronardy, Acting Sheriff. This sale is subject to postponement without further notice. Attorneys for Plaintiff Powers Kirn, LLC 728 Marne Highway, Suite 200 Moorestown, NJ 08057 Sheriff’s Docket: CH 766136 Dated: January 30, 2014; February 6, 13, 20, 2014 ($137.28) (416) (1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21) The Ocean Star ___________________________ MOTOR VEHICLE COMMISSION NOTICE Note: complying with N.J.S.A. 39:16-16*, application has been made to the Chief Administrator of the NJ MVC, Trenton, NJ, to get title papers and issue a NJ Certificate of Ownership for a 1986 International Trk vin# 1HTLKTVR6GHA60236. Any objections are to be made in writing to the Chief Administrator of the NJ MVC, Special Title Unit, P.O. Box 017, Trenton, NJ 086660017. ($10.56) (32) (2/7, 2/14) The Ocean Star ___________________________ MOTOR VEHICLE COMMISSION NOTICE Note, in complying with N.J.S.A. 39:4-56.6, the undersigned shall expose for sale at public auction IN AS IS condition at 14 James St., Toms River, NJ, on February 21, 2014 a 2004 Toyota Scion vin# JTLKT324940165590. This vehicle came into the possession of Accurate Towing, through abandonment or failure of owners to re-claim. The minimum bid will be announced at time of auction. For information, call Tom at 732349-6439. ($11.22) (34) (2/7, 2/14) The Ocean Star ___________________________ OCEAN COUNTY SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of the above stated writ, to me directed, issued out of the SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY, CHANCERY DIVISION Docket No. F0006510, will be exposed to sale at public venue on TUESDAY the 4TH DAY OF MARCH, A.D. 2014 between the hours of 12 o’clock and 5 o’clock (at 2 o’clock) Prevailing Time in the afternoon of said day at the Office of the Sheriff, Toms River, Township of Toms River, County of Ocean, New Jersey. All that tract or parcel of land and premises, situate, lying and being in the BOROUGH OF POINT PLEASANT BEACH, County of Ocean and State of New Jersey. Street and Street No.: 504 FORMAN AVENUE Tax Lot and Block No.: LOT: 12; BLOCK: 59 Dimensions: APPROXIMATELY: 125.00 X 50.00 Nearest Cross Street: 100.00 FROM CINCINNATI AVENUE The above description does not constitute a full legal description, said description is filed at the Office of the Sheriff, 120 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ. THE SHERIFF HEREBY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ADJOURN THIS SALE WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE BY PUBLICATION. PRIOR LIENS OF AFFIDAVIT: POINT PLEASANT BEACH BORO $444.07 AS OF 11/25/2013 DAXUAN WANG AS OF 11/20/2009 $780.37 TOTAL: $1,224.44 The amount of the judgment to be satisfied by said sale is the sum of $461,769.48 more or less, plus interest. Surplus Money: If after the sale and satisfaction of the mortgage debt, including costs and expenses, there remains any surplus money, the money will be deposited into the Superior Court Trust Fund and any person claiming the surplus, or any part thereof, may file a motion pursuant to Court Rules 4:64-3 and 4:57-2 stating the nature and extent of that person’s claim and asking for an order directing payment of the surplus money. The Sheriff or other person conducting the sale will have information regarding the surplus, if any. May be subject to an Ordinance by the Ocean County Board of Health: 87-01, Section 10. The Sheriff’s Department will require notification of the certification of the wells where applicable. The Sheriff shall deduct his fees, costs and commissions of sale from the total amount bid at the sale. A 20% deposit (cash or certified funds) is required from the Successful Bidder at the time of sale. Seized as the property of RAFAEL RIVERA, ET ALS, and taken in execution at the suit of WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., to be sold by Michael G. Mastronardy, Sheriff. This sale is subject to postponement without further notice. Attorneys for Plaintiff Powers Kirn, LLC 728 Marne Highway, Suite 200 Moorestown, NJ 08057 Sheriff’s Docket: CH 766157 Dated: February 6, 13, 20, 27, 2014 ($135.96) (412) (2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28) The Ocean Star ___________________________ OCEAN COUNTY SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of the above stated writ, to me directed, issued out of the SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY, CHANCERY DIVISION Docket No. F3249010, will be exposed to sale at public venue on TUESDAY the 4TH DAY OF MARCH, A.D. 2014 between the hours of 12 o’clock and 5 o’clock (at 2 o’clock) Prevailing Time in the afternoon of said day at the Office of the Sheriff, Toms River, Township of Toms River, County of Ocean, New Jersey. All that tract or parcel of land and premises, situate, lying and being in the TOWNSHIP OF BRICK, County of Ocean and State of New Jersey. Street and Street No.: 437 WINDING WAY Tax Lot and Block No.: LOT: 4; BLOCK: 400.09 Dimensions: APPROXIMATELY: 1406 SQUARE FT. Nearest Cross Street: ARC LANE The above description does not constitute a full legal description, said description is filed at the Office of the Sheriff, 120 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ. THE SHERIFF HEREBY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ADJOURN THIS SALE WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE BY PUBLICATION. PRIOR LIENS OF AFFIDAVIT: NONE The amount of the judgment to be satisfied by said sale is the sum of $364,100.69 more or less, plus interest. Surplus Money: If after the sale and satisfaction of the mortgage debt, including costs and expenses, there remains any surplus money, the money will be deposited into the Superior Court Trust Fund and any person claiming the surplus, or any part thereof, may file a motion pursuant to Court Rules 4:64-3 and 4:57-2 stating the nature and extent of that person’s claim and asking for an order directing payment of the surplus money. The Sheriff or other person conducting the sale will have information regarding the surplus, if any. May be subject to an Ordinance by the Ocean County Board of Health: 87-01, Section 10. The Sheriff’s Department will require notification of the certification of the wells where applicable. The Sheriff shall deduct his fees, costs and commissions of sale from the total amount bid at the sale. A 20% deposit (cash or certified funds) is required from the Successful Bidder at the time of sale. Seized as the property of CHRISTEN PLAKAS, ET ALS, and taken in execution at the suit of WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., to be sold by Michael G. Mastronardy, Sheriff. This sale is subject to postponement without further notice. Attorneys for Plaintiff Powers Kirn, LLC 728 Marne Highway, Suite 200 Moorestown, NJ 08057 Sheriff’s Docket: CH 766158 Dated: February 6, 13, 20, 27, 2014 ($128.04) (388) (2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28) The Ocean Star ___________________________ OCEAN COUNTY SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of the above stated writ, to me directed, issued out of the SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY, CHANCERY DIVISION Docket No. F01093713, will be exposed to sale at public venue on TUESDAY the 4TH DAY OF MARCH, A.D. 2014 between the hours of 12 o’clock and 5 o’clock (at 2 o’clock) Prevailing Time in the afternoon of said day at the Office of the Sheriff, Toms River, Township of Toms River, County of Ocean, New Jersey. All that tract or parcel of land and premises, situate, lying and being in the TOWNSHIP OF BRICK, County of Ocean and State of New Jersey. Street and Street No.: 640 PRESTON STREET Tax Lot and Block No.: LOT: 2; BLOCK: 194.98 Dimensions: APPROXIMATELY: 116.74’ X 75.00’ Nearest Cross Street: LEONORA STREET The above description does not constitute a full legal description, said description is filed at the Office of the Sheriff, 120 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ. THE SHERIFF HEREBY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ADJOURN THIS SALE WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE BY PUBLICATION. PRIOR LIENS OF AFFIDAVIT: BRICK TWP - $182.00 AS OF 12/13/2013 The amount of the judgment to be satisfied by said sale is the sum of $440,630.88 more or less, plus interest. Surplus Money: If after the sale and satisfaction of the mortgage debt, including costs and expenses, there remains any surplus money, the money will be deposited into the Superior Court Trust Fund and any person claiming the surplus, or any part thereof, may file a motion pursuant to Court Rules 4:64-3 and 4:57-2 stating the nature and extent of that person’s claim and asking for an order directing payment of the surplus money. The Sheriff or other person conducting the sale will have information regarding the surplus, if any. May be subject to an Ordinance by the Ocean County Board of Health: 87-01, Section 10. The Sheriff’s Department will require notification of the certification of the wells where applicable. The Sheriff shall deduct his fees, costs and commissions of sale from the total amount bid at the sale. A 20% deposit (cash or certified funds) is required from the Successful Bidder at the time of sale. Seized as the property of STEVEN P. SAUTTER, ET ALS, and taken in execution at the suit of SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC., to be sold by Michael G. Mastronardy, Sheriff. This sale is subject to postponement without further notice. Attorneys for Plaintiff Powers Kirn, LLC 728 Marne Highway, Suite 200 Moorestown, NJ 08057 Sheriff’s Docket: CH 766160 Dated: February 6, 13, 20, 27, 2014 ($130.68) (396) (2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28) The Ocean Star ___________________________ OCEAN COUNTY SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of the above stated writ, to me directed, issued out of the SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY, CHANCERY DIVISION Docket No. F02600012, will be exposed to sale at public venue on TUESDAY the 4TH DAY OF MARCH, A.D. 2014 between the hours of 12 o’clock and 5 o’clock (at 2 o’clock) Prevailing Time in the afternoon of said day at the Office of the Sheriff, Toms River, Township of Toms River, County of Ocean, New Jersey. All that tract or parcel of land and premises, situate, lying and being in the BOROUGH OF POINT PLEASANT BEACH, County of Ocean and State of New Jersey. Street and Street No.: 607 RICHMOND AVENUE UNIT #607 Tax Lot and Block No.: LOT: 1.04; BLOCK: 76 Dimensions: APPROXIMATELY: CONDO Nearest Cross Street: LAUREL AVENUE The above description does not constitute a full legal description, said description is filed at the Office of the Sheriff, 120 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ. THE SHERIFF HEREBY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ADJOURN THIS SALE WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE BY PUBLICATION. PRIOR LIENS OF AFFIDAVIT: SUBJECT TO ANY OPEN TAXES, WATER/SEWER, MUNICIPAL LIENS, ETC. PLUS ANY SUBSEQUENT TAXES AND ACCRUED INTEREST AS THEY MAY BECOME DUE. SUBJECT TO TAX AND PRIOR LIEN INFO: AT THE TIME OF PUBLICATION TAXES/SEWER/WATER INFORMATION WAS NOT AVAILABLE. YOU MUST CHECK WITH THE TAX COLLECTOR FOR EXACT AMOUNTS DUE. “THE FAIR HOUSING ACT PROHIBITS ANY PREFERENCE, LIMITATION, OR DISCRIMINATION BECAUSE OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, HANDICAP, FAMILIAL STATUS, OR NATIONAL ORIGIN, OR INTENTION TO MAKE SUCH PREFERENCE, LIMITATION OR DISCRIMINATION IN CONNECTION WITH ANY ASPECT OF A RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE TRANSACTION. ZUCKER, GOLDBERG AND ACKERMAN, LLC ENCOURAGES AND SUPPORTS THE EQUAL HOUSING PRACTICES OF THE FAIR HOUSING ACT IN THE CONDUCT OF ITS BUSINESS.” The amount of the judgment to be satisfied by said sale is the sum of $266,527.10 more or less, plus interest. Surplus Money: If after the sale and satisfaction of the mortgage debt, including costs and expenses, there remains any surplus money, the money will be deposited into the Superior Court Trust Fund and any person claiming the surplus, or any part thereof, may file a motion pursuant to Court Rules 4:64-3 and 4:57-2 stating the nature and extent of that person’s claim and asking for an order directing payment of the surplus money. The Sheriff or other person conducting the sale will have information regarding the surplus, if any. The Sheriff shall deduct his fees, costs and commissions of sale from the total amount bid at the sale. A 20% deposit (cash or certified funds) is required from the Successful Bidder at the time of sale. Seized as the property of SANDRA MAMMANO-LINDER, and taken in execution at the suit of WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., to be sold by Michael G. Mastronardy, Sheriff. This sale is subject to postponement without further notice. Attorneys for Plaintiff Zucker, Goldberg & Ackerman 200 Sheffield St. PO Box 1024 Mountainside, NJ 070920024 1-908-233-8500 File#: XWZ-147103 Sheriff’s Docket: CH 766161 Dated: February 6, 13, 20, 27, 2014 ($171.60) (520) (2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28) The Ocean Star ___________________________ OCEAN COUNTY SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of the above stated writ, to me directed, issued out of the SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY, CHANCERY DIVISION Docket No. F01397112, will be exposed to sale at public venue on TUESDAY the 4TH DAY OF MARCH, A.D. 2014 between the hours of 12 o’clock and 5 o’clock (at 2 o’clock) Prevailing Time in the afternoon of said day at the Office of the Sheriff, Toms River, Township of Toms River, County of Ocean, New Jersey. All that tract or parcel of land and premises, situate, lying and being in the TOWNSHIP OF BRICK, County of Ocean and State of New Jersey. Street and Street No.: 77 PINEHURST ROAD Tax Lot and Block No.: LOT: 12; BLOCK: 619 Dimensions: APPROXIMATELY: 60 FEET X 100 FEET Nearest Cross Street: CEDAR ROAD The above description does not constitute a full legal description, said description is filed at the Office of the Sheriff, 120 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ. THE SHERIFF HEREBY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ADJOURN THIS SALE WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE BY PUBLICATION. PRIOR LIENS OF AFFIDAVIT: US BANK AS CUST FOR PHOENIX $4,028.60 ACTLIEN HOLDING INC. $5,067.26 TOTAL: $9,092.86 SUBJECT TO ANY OPEN TAXES, WATER/SEWER, MUNICIPAL OR TAX LIENS THAT MAY BE DUE. PRIOR MORTGAGES

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AND/OR JUDGMENTS: $5,064.26 The amount of the judgment to be satisfied by said sale is the sum of $218,375.66 more or less, plus interest. Surplus Money: If after the sale and satisfaction of the mortgage debt, including costs and expenses, there remains any surplus money, the money will be deposited into the Superior Court Trust Fund and any person claiming the surplus, or any part thereof, may file a motion pursuant to Court Rules 4:64-3 and 4:57-2 stating the nature and extent of that person’s claim and asking for an order directing payment of the surplus money. The Sheriff or other person conducting the sale will have information regarding the surplus, if any. The Sheriff shall deduct his fees, costs and commissions of sale from the total amount bid at the sale. A 20% deposit (cash or certified funds) is required from the Successful Bidder at the time of sale. Seized as the property of JASON M. LEVINE, ET ALS, and taken in execution at the suit of WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR CARRINGTON MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2006-NC3 ASSET-BACKED PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, to be sold by Michael G. Mastronardy, Sheriff. This sale is subject to postponement without further notice. Attorneys for Plaintiff Mark J. Udren & Associates 111 Woodcrest Road, Suite 200 Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 Sheriff’s Docket: CH 766162 Dated: February 6, 13, 20, 27, 2014 ($141.24) (428) (2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28) The Ocean Star ___________________________ OCEAN COUNTY SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of the above stated writ, to me directed, issued out of the SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY, CHANCERY DIVISION Docket No. F02656212, will be exposed to sale at public venue on TUESDAY the 4TH DAY OF MARCH, A.D. 2014 between the hours of 12 o’clock and 5 o’clock (at 2 o’clock) Prevailing Time in the afternoon of said day at the Office of the Sheriff, Toms River, Township of Toms River, County of Ocean, New Jersey. All that tract or parcel of land and premises, situate, lying and being in the TOWNSHIP OF BRICK, County of Ocean and State of New Jersey. Street and Street No.: 857 CLAIR AVENUE Tax Lot and Block No.: LOT: 2 (AKA LOTS 2 AND 4); BLOCK: 1261 Dimensions: APPROXIMATELY: 100 X 100 Nearest Cross Street: MAPLE AVENUE The above description does not constitute a full legal description, said description is filed at the Office of the Sheriff, 120 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ. THE SHERIFF HEREBY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ADJOURN THIS SALE WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE BY PUBLICATION. PRIOR LIENS OF AFFIDAVIT: SUBJECT TO ANY OPEN TAXES, WATER/SEWER, MUNICIPAL LIENS, ETC. PLUS ANY SUBSEQUENT TAXES AND ACCRUED INTEREST AS THEY MAY BECOME DUE. SUBJECT TO TAX AND PRIOR LIEN INFO: AT THE TIME OF PUBLICATION TAXES/SEWER/WATER INFORMATION WAS NOT AVAILABLE. YOU MUST CHECK WITH THE TAX COLLECTOR FOR EXACT AMOUNTS DUE. SUBJECT TO PRIOR MORTGAGES AND JUDGMENTS (IF ANY): SUBJECT TO THE EXTENDED RIGHT OF REDEMPTION EXTENDED TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. “THE FAIR HOUSING ACT PROHIBITS ANY PREFERENCE, LIMITATION, OR DISCRIMINATION BECAUSE OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, HANDICAP, FAMILIAL STATUS, OR NATIONAL ORIGIN, OR INTENTION TO MAKE SUCH PREFERENCE, LIMITATION OR DISCRIMINATION IN CONNECTION WITH ANY ASPECT OF A RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE TRANSACTION. ZUCKER, GOLDBERG AND ACKERMAN, LLC ENCOURAGES AND SUPPORTS THE EQUAL HOUSING PRACTICES OF THE FAIR HOUSING ACT IN THE CONDUCT OF ITS BUSINESS.” The amount of the judgment to be satisfied by said sale is the sum of $349,653.21 more or less, plus interest. Surplus Money: If after the sale and satisfaction of the mortgage debt, including costs and expenses, there remains any surplus money, the money will be deposited into the Superior Court Trust Fund and any person claiming the surplus, or any part thereof, may file a motion pursuant to Court Rules 4:64-3 and 4:57-2 stating the nature and extent of that person’s claim and asking for an order directing payment of the surplus money. The Sheriff or other person conducting the sale will have information regarding the surplus, if any. May be subject to an Ordinance by the Ocean County Board of Health: 87-01, Section 10. The Sheriff’s Department will require notification of the certification of the wells where applicable. The Sheriff shall deduct his fees, costs and commissions of sale from the total amount bid at the sale. A 20% deposit (cash or certified funds) is required from the Successful Bidder at the time of sale. Seized as the property of CHRISTOPHER M. HEFFERMAN, ET ALS, and taken in execution at the suit of U.S BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE HOME EQUITY ASSET TRUST 200/2 HOME EQUITY PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-2, to be sold by Michael G. Mastronardy, Sheriff. This sale is subject to postponement without further notice. Attorneys for Plaintiff Zucker, Goldberg & Ackerman 200 Sheffield St. PO Box 1024 Mountainside, NJ 070920024 1-908-233-8500 File#: FCZ-134125-R1 Sheriff’s Docket: CH 766169 Dated: February 6, 13, 20, 27, 2014 ($198.00) (600) (2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28) The Ocean Star ___________________________ OCEAN COUNTY SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of the above stated writ, to me directed, issued out of the SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY, CHANCERY DIVISION Docket DJ06188904, will be exposed to sale at public venue on TUESDAY the 4TH DAY OF MARCH, A.D. 2014 between the hours of 12 o’clock and 5 o’clock (at 2 o’clock) Prevailing Time in the afternoon of said day at the Office of the Sheriff, Toms River, Township of Toms River, County of Ocean, New Jersey. All that tract or parcel of land and premises, situate, lying and being in the BOROUGH OF POINT PLEASANT, County of Ocean and State of New Jersey. Street and Street No.: 2539 HONEYSUCKLE LANE Tax Lot and Block No.: LOT: 41; BLOCK: 331 Dimensions: A P P R O X I M AT E LY: UNKNOWN Nearest Cross Street: NORTHSTREAM PARKWAY The above description does not constitute a full legal description, said description is filed at the Office of the Sheriff, 120 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ. THE SHERIFF HEREBY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ADJOURN THIS SALE WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE BY PUBLICATION. PRIOR LIENS OF AFFIDAVIT: NONE ADDITIONAL LOTS: 1) North 22 degrees 52 minutes 00 seconds east. 120.00 feet to a point: thence 2) South 67 degrees 08 minutes 00 seconds east. 47.25 feet to a point: thence 3) North 16 degrees 54 minutes 10 seconds east, 0.19 feet to a point, thence 4) south 67 degrees 24 minutes 35 seconds east, 12.75 feet to a point, thence 5) South 22 degrees 52 minutes 00 seconds west, 120.25 feet to a point in the northeasterly line of Honeysuckle Lane; thence 6) North 67 degrees 08 minutes 00 seconds west. along the northeasterly line of Honeysuckle Lane, 60.00 feet to the point and place of beginning. This sale was previously scheduled to be sold on DECEMBER 6, 2005. Due to the filing of Bankruptcy sale was adjourned indefinitely. Per order of the Bankruptcy court sale is now being advertised for 4 consecutive weeks in order to inform the public of the rescheduled date of sale. The amount of the judgment to be satisfied by said sale is the sum of $179,072.00 more or less, plus interest. Surplus Money: If after the sale and satisfaction of the mortgage debt, including costs and expenses, there remains any surplus money, the money will be deposited into the Superior Court Trust Fund and any person claiming the surplus, or any part thereof, may file a motion pursuant to Court Rules 4:64-3 and 4:57-2 stating the nature and extent of that person’s claim and asking for an order directing payment of the surplus money. The Sheriff or other person conducting the sale will have information regarding the surplus, if any. May be subject to an Ordinance by the Ocean County Board of Health: 87-01, Section 10. The Sheriff’s Department will require notification of the certification of the wells where applicable. The Sheriff shall deduct his fees, costs and commissions of sale from the total amount bid at the sale. A 20% deposit (cash or certified funds) is required from the Successful Bidder at the time of sale. Seized as the property of RICHARD J. HERBERT, and taken in execution at the suit of TRIPOF, INC., to be sold by Michael G. Mastronardy, Sheriff. This sale is subject to postponement without further notice. Attorneys for Plaintiff Broege, Neumann, Fischer & Shaver, L.L.C. 25 Abe Voorhees Drive Manasquan, NJ 08736 Sheriff’s Docket: L 760301 Dated: February 6, 13, 20, 27, 2014 ($167.64) (508) (2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28) The Ocean Star ___________________________ MOTOR VEHICLE COMMISSION NOTICE Take notice, that in accordance with N.J.S.A. 39-10 et. seq., application has been made to the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, to receive title papers authorizing the sale of one 2003 Ford vin# 1FMEU17W73LA96556 1993 Chevy vin# 1G1BL53E8PW142066 2005 Jeep vin# JTEEP21A550082279 1996 Chevy vin# 1G1BL52P4TR136759 2006 Sea Ray vin# SERR2985C606270SD by means of public/private sale. This described vehicle came into possession through abandonment or failure of owners to claim it. Objections to this sale, if any, should be made immediately in writing to the following address: State of New Jersey, Motor Vehicle Commission, Special Titles Unit, 225 East State Street, P.O.Box 017, Trenton, NJ 08666. ($28.71) (87) (2/14, 2/21, 2/28) The Ocean Star ___________________________ BOROUGH OF POINT PLEASANT BEACH PLANNING BOARD NOTICE OF DECISION The following Resolutions of approval were memorialized at the February 5, 2014 Planning Board meeting: Application #2013-363 – Minor Site Plan - Jenkinson’s South, Inc., 801 Boardwalk – Block 65; Lot 4 - Boardwalk/ Miniature Golf / Commercial Building - Applicant seeks minor site plan approval to permit construction of a new commercial building in the same footprint of the former building that was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Application #2013-364 – Minor Site Plan - 1500 Richmond Avenue, LLC – 501 Elizabeth Avenue – Block 13.02; Lot 1.01 – Applicant seeks minor site plan approval to permit improvements to an existing one story building at the subject property proposed to be utilized as a real estate office. KAREN L. MILLS Clerk/Secretary ($10.23) (31) (2/14) The Ocean Star

___________________________________________________________________________________ SYNOPSIS OF THE AUDIT REPORT OF THE PARKING AUTHORITY OF THE BOROUGH OF POINT PLEASANT BEACH FOR THE YEARS ENDED APRIL 30, 2013 AND 2012 AS REQUIRED BY N.J.S. 40A:5A-16 STATEMENTS OF NET POSITION ASSETS Cash Accounts Receivable - Rent Fixed Assets Accumulated Depreciation TOTAL ASSETS LIABILITIES AND NET POSITION Liabilities: Accounts Payable TOTAL LIABILITIES Net Position: Net Investment in Capital Assets Unrestricted NET POSITION TOTAL LIABILITIES and NET POSITION 2013 $50,195.83 2,149.22 $52,345.05 $597,155.00 208,364.80 $388,790.20 $441,135.25 2012 $52,886.21 ___ $52,886.21 $597,155.00 171,599.60 $425,555.40 $478,441.61

$3,077.55 $3,077.55 $388,790.20 49,267.50 $438,057.70 $441,135.25

$3,825.96 $3,825.96 $425,555.40 49,060.25 $474,615.65 $478,441.61

STATEMENTS OF REVENUES, EXPENSES AND CHANGES IN NET POSITION FOR THE YEARS ENDED APRIL 30, 2013 AND 2012 2013 2012 Operating Revenues: Metered Fees $50,000.00 $ Total Operating Revenues $50,000.00 $ Operating Expenses: Personal Services $5,340.00 $5,340.00 Administrative Expenses 13,957.39 12,869.02 Operating and Maintenance Expenses 32,716.16 38,835.55 Depreciation Expense 36,765.20 30,840.94 Total Operating Expenses $88,778.75 $87,885.51 Net Operating Loss $(38,778.75) $(87,885.51) Non-Operating Revenue (Expense): Interest Income $71.58 $121.36 Miscellaneous Income 2,149.22 ____ $2,220.80 $121.36 Net Decrease in Net Position $(36,557.95) $(87,764.15) Net Position, May 1 474,615.65 562,379.80 Net Position, April 30 $438,057.70 $474,615.65 FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS NONE The above summary or synopsis was prepared from the report of audit of The Parking Authority of The Borough of Point Pleasant Beach for the year ended April 30, 2013. This report of audit, submitted by Suplee, Clooney & Company, Certified Public Accountants, is on file at the Secretary’s Office and may be inspected by any interested person. KAREN L. MILLS Secretary ($55.44) (168) (2/14) The Ocean Star

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