Lakehurst Community Center hosting Hindenburg and Lighter Than Air Exhibit
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Author Dan Fagin spoke with Toms River Patch about his book chronicling a dark time in the township's history
Toms River may not seem like a prime example of a town struggling with industrial pollution. But, over 60 years ago, the Jersey Shore town became home to Ciba-Geigy's chemical plant. In 1971, industrial waste was dumped at the nearby Reich Farm. Both were labeled as Superfund sites, believed to have caused increased instances of cancer in township children. "The town itself is a town like so many others," said Dan Fagin, who explores the township's dark history with pollution and its health effects in his new book, "Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation." Fagin will discuss the recently released book, and its highly anticipated account of Ciba-Geigy's decades-long impact on Toms River, when he appears at the Toms River branch of …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Fundraiser for Sandy-Hit Schools at Martell's March 2
A fundraiser for two schools and Shore 2 Recover will be held from 5 p.m. to midnight March 2 at Martell's on the Point Pleasant Beach boardwalk. The admission fee of $25, for non-stop live music and complimentary dinner buffet, will be donated as follows: $20 to Hugh J. Boyd Elementary School in Seaside Heights and Memorial School in Union Beach and $5 to Shore2Recover’s rebuild program. Shore 2 Recover was founded by Toni Pecunia, a resident of Point Pleasant whose home was partially-flooded by the storm, according to the organization's website. The organization has donated funds to various needs, including helping Sandy-impacted families and to St. Paul's kitchen in Bay Head that has been feeding free, hot meals to affected families …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Tickets are now on sale for this year's Manchester Twp HS musical.
Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the whole Peanuts gang when the MTHS Drama Club presents "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown!" on Friday, March 8 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 9 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. All adult tickets are discounted to $8 and students to $6 in advance. All tickets, regardless of age, are $10 at the door. Tickets may be purchased by mail using the order form (they will be held at Will Call for pick-up at the door) or in person in the high school lobby on Feb. 20 & 27 from 2:15-4:30 p.m. - from the Manchester Township School District.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
121212 Concert beneficiary connected with county services through county's social services department, OceanFirst Foundation
Ocean County charity organizations are slated to receive a combined $1.9 million in aid from the Robin Hood Foundation to help their efforts assisting victims of Hurricane Sandy. The Robin Hood Foundation is the beneficiary of donations from Wednesday night's 12.12.12 Concert for Sandy Relief. At Wednesday's preboard meeting of the Ocean County Board of Freeholders, Freeholder Director Gerry P. Little said the New York-based foundation has awarded grants to a variety of county organizations, from Hometown Heroes to O.C.E.A.N. Inc. to Homes for All, from the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties to Community Services, which delivers hot meals and a variety of services to senior citizens. "Right after the storm, the Ocean First Foundation …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The lineup for tonight's 12-12-12 concert features Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Roger Waters, The Who, Kanye West, Dave Grohl, Bon Jovi and more.
One of the most prestigious pop music lineups ever assembled is slated to perform for a Hurricane Sandy benefit concert Wednesday at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Called the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief, the long-sold out benefit show features a lineup that includes Jersey Shore rock stalwarts Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi. Proceeds from ticket sales and donations will benefit the Robin Hood Relief Fund, which has distributed approximately $10.5 million in grants to more than 100 different Hurricane Sandy-related groups. Springsteen and Bon Jovi are being joined by Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin of Coldplay, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, the Who, Paul …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The one-hour telethon will feature superstar celebrities, including Bruce Springsteen and Sting.
Americans are used to watching telethons for desperate and needy people around the globe. On Friday, a one-hour live benefit telethon featuring superstar guests will raise money for an issue close to home: the victims of Superstorm Sandy. Christina Aguilera, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and Sting headline the event. “Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together" airs from 8-9 p.m. on NBCUniversal networks. The Huffington Post reports that money raised will go to the Red Cross to help surivors with the baiscs – medical care, shelter, food. The live telethon will be hosted by NBC “Today” anchor Matt Lauer, and broadcast from the NBC studio at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. The following channels will air the show: NBC, Bravo, CNBC, E!, G4, MSNBC, …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
More than 100 residents attended the first Oktoberfest at the shopping plaza
Both young and old came out to the Whiting Town Center in Manchester on Sunday to enjoy live jazz music, food, pony rides, face painting, a petting zoo and a special performance of excerpts from the show, "Rent," performed by The Studio Stage theater company located in the shopping center. "It's a beautiful day, music is here, it's great to get out," said Marie Hall, a resident of the Whiting section of the township since 2000. "I love music, I like plays. You get in a rut when you get older. This is fun." Hall and a friend from out of town were among about 100 people watching The Daniel Bennett Group perform jazz selections during the first Oktoberfest at the shopping center. Nearby the music stage was an inflatable house, where young …
Sunday, October 14, 2012
MTHS teacher describes experience with National Novel Writing Month
In preparation for National Novel Writing Month, a Manchester Township High School teacher recently shared her keys to successfully completing the seemingly impossible task on a New York Times blog. English teacher Jennifer Ansbach challenges her junior class to write a novel during the month of November as part of the tongue-twisting NaNoWriMo. She first learned about it while teaching in Pleasantville in 2007 and created her own approach based on the Young Writers Program workbook. "I strongly recommend NaNo. It's exhilarating," she told Manchester Patch in an email. "The first year I was so busy trying to plan the lessons and meet with students and balance everything that I lost track of time and wrote 50,000 words (the minimum to 'win…
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Extend summer memories of the boardwalks and beaches by visiting the Ocean County Historical Museum's latest exhibit
Summer 2012 has now drawn to a close and the beaches and boardwalks around the area slowing down, but at the Ocean County Historical Museum summer memories of the beach and boardwalk can last throughout October with the Stroll The Boardwalk exhibit. Through donations, loans and their own archived collection, the museum has gathered items from and related to the Boardwalks of Ocean County spanning the late 1800s to the present. “The bathing suit collection is probably the most talked about section of the exhibit,” said Mary Lou Unger from the acquisition team at the Toms River-based museum. “The women’s bathing suits at the turn of the century were made of heavy wool and were worn into the water along with stockings and shoes,” said Unger “…