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Arnone and Vicari should extend summer season until Columbus Day

Vicari photo on right courtesy of Brick.Shorebeat.com. Arnone photo via facebook

Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone and Ocean County Freeholder Director Joe Vicari, New Jersey’s top Italian American Freeholder Directors are supporting Jersey Shore businesses by promoting the extension of the summer season through September. Why not push it two more weeks until Columbus Day?!

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From bar fights to chill fire pits, Jersey Shore nightlife remains a COVID-19 work in progress

The first sign of trouble at Donovan’s Reef Beach Bar in Sea Bright came before even entering the longtime Jersey Shore beachfront hangout rebuilt after being destroyed in Hurricane Sandy.

A bouncer advised the line waiting anxiously for some Saturday night fun that the wait could be a while due to a fight being broken up. A bar fight didn’t bode well for the required social distancing ordered for outdoor restaurants in the age of coronavirus.

Once beyond the entrance, I walked the ramp to the upper level of the expansive outdoor bar and surveyed the scene — a sea of 20-somethings in crop tops a… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 28th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Jersey Shore | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on From bar fights to chill fire pits, Jersey Shore nightlife remains a COVID-19 work in progress

Monmouth Freeholders to beach goers: Know Before You Go

The Monmouth County Board of Freeholders have created a web page to inform residents and visitors of the County’s beaches to of the differing social distancing protocols in each town prior to making the trip to the shore.

“Due to social distancing protocols in place, the beach you may have enjoyed in the past may not be selling daily badges or they may only be selling badges online,” said Freeholder Director Tom Arnone said during a chilly press conference in Belmar this morning. “New policies like this that will be in place this summer make it critical for visitors to research their destination to ensure a smooth trip to our part of the Jersey Shore.”

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Most beaches across the state are already open. Here’s what the scene was like at the Jersey Shore on Saturday.

Thousands of residents across the state are waiting with bated breath for Memorial Day weekend to arrive, as Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Thursday that beaches and boardwalks will be open for the official start of beach season next week.

Thousands of others decided: Why wait? Awakening to sunny skies and balmy weather Saturday morning, a countless number of New Jersey residents flocked to the many beaches across Atlantic, Cape May, Monmouth and Ocean counties that are currently open to the public.Local officials are at minimum prohibiting group activities and sports at the beaches to curb the sp… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 17th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19 | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Most beaches across the state are already open. Here’s what the scene was like at the Jersey Shore on Saturday.

Ocean Grove’s 150-year-old tent colony going up despite coronavirus concerns

It was the summer of 1983 when Henry Will’s family first joined Ocean Grove’s tent colony, a collection of more than 100 canvases attached to small wooden cottages that are set up each spring in a tradition that dates back 151 years.

The living quarters are close. So close, Will said, that you could easily listen in on the television show your neighbor is watching if the volume is right.

“You can’t have a TV on in your tent and have it playing really loud because other people are gonna be bothered by that. We have to learn to be flexible because you’re living in close proximity to each other,” s… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 12th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 5 Comments »

Sheriff Golden warns swimmers of the dangers of riptides

Labor Day weekend is projected to be beautiful. However, Jersey Shore beaches have been experiencing dangerous riptides recently.  This trend is expected to continue through the weekend.

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden recorded this video earlier this summer with Chief Lifeguard Tim  Harmon of Sea Girt to warn of the dangers of riptides and how to avoid a tragedy in the ocean.

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Posted: August 27th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, August 9-11, 2019

By Greg Kelly

Friday, August 9

  • IAATO Italian Festival (Ocean Twp.) – MORE INFO
  • Ocean Grove Historic House Tour – MORE INFO
  • A Chorus Line at Algonquin Arts Theatre (Manasquan) – MORE INFO
  • Monmouth Film Festival ‘19 (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Keyport Fireman’s Fair – MORE INFO
  • “Children of Eden” by Premier Theatre Company (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • “Real Women Have Curves” at Center Playhouse (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • “Woodstock at 50: Summer of Love” Exhibit (Lincroft) – MORE INFO

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Posted: August 8th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, August 9-11, 2019

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, July 12-14, 2019

By Greg Kelly

Friday, July 12

  • Summer Concert, Car Show & Fireworks (Manalapan) – MORE INFO
  • Brookdale PAC: “The Merry Wives of Windsor” (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • “Hello Dolly!” at Spring Lake Community Theatre – MORE INFO
  • Voyager One by NJ Repertory Company (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Carnival of Curi-Oddities (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • “Bird Tales” Art Exhibit (Belmar) – MORE INFO
  • “Woodstock at 50: Summer of Love” Exhibit (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • Vincent DiMattio: DreamPaths & Napkin Drawings at Monmouth U. (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • Atlantic Cinemas Movie Night (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO

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Posted: July 11th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Independence Day Weekend, July 3-7, 2019

By Greg Kelly

Wednesday, July 3

 

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Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, June 14-16, 2019

By Greg Kelly

Friday, June 14

  • The National Theatre: The Audience at Monmouth U. (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • Kevin James at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Bella Rosa by Gloria Moro at Grange Playhouse (Howell) – MORE INFO
  • Wine & Cheese Under the Full Moon (Oceanport) – MORE INFO
  • “Dial M for Murder” by Center Players (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • Father-Daughter Campout (Howell) – MORE INFO
  • Sustainable Jersey Summit ’19 (Holmdel) – MORE INFO
  • Atlantic Cinemas Movie Night (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO

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Posted: June 12th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, June 14-16, 2019