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Korean War Veterans Need Your Help - 10/25/08 08:38 PM
There is a group of people called A.R.M.S., who volunteer at the Toms River National Guard Armory. They collect donated items and package them and ship them overseas to our troops. It costs $10 to ship just one package. They have been sending these packages since 2003 and right now, they need monetary and item donations. They are asking for your help by making a monetary donation and also items for the troops. Make checks payable to A.R.M.S. and send to Toms River National Guard Armory POC, c/o Maria Morro, 1200 Whitesville Rd., Toms River, NJ 08755. If you prefer, (0 comments)
OCEAN COUNTY ,The Jersey Shore Animal Center will be hosting a bereavement group every other Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the shelter, located at 185 Brick Boulevard, beginning on October 23. The purpose of the group is to help pet owners cope with their loss. The support group will be run by a professional licensed clinical social worker, Dr. Cheryl Resnick-Cortes, LCSW, DWS, and students from Georgian Court University. Space is limited, so please make your reservation by calling Susan at 732-920-1600 extension 208. (0 comments)
National Guard To Support Halloween Parade - 10/25/08 08:35 PM
<!-- Page Number: 12--> Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s NASCAR's #88 will be appearing all day on October 31 in Toms River. "The famous #88 NASCAR, sponsored by The Army National Guard, will be positioned at the registration area for the Toms River Volunteer Fire Company No.1 Halloween Parade, located on Robbins Street, just off Washington Street," said Bernard Viggiani, community liaison for the New Jersey Army National Guard. "Anyone coming down to visit the firehouse or register for the parade can see the car and pose in front of it if they want to take pictures," he said. Carl Weingroff, chairman (0 comments)
<!-- Page Number: 11--> Homestead Run Social Club will be holding a gift auction on October 25 at AMVETS Post 2, Route 571 in Jackson. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $5 (includes one sheet of 26 tickets). All proceeds are going to the children of the servicemen and women in Iraq for Christmas. For more information, please call Barbara Tuck at 732-370-2300 or 732-886-6174.
Homestead Run is one of Ocean County's most sought- after communities. It is well known in the area as a neighborhood of community leaders and (0 comments)
Toms River Meals on Wheels going Green - 10/25/08 08:27 PM
Each day, Ocean County provides more than 1,000 home delivered meals to its elderly residents through the Meals on Wheels Program. Come later this month, those meals will not only be nutritious but, through new packaging, will be more environmentally friendly. "Ocean County has a long and wellknown history of leading by example on many different issues. One of those issues is in demonstrating respect for the environment through land preservation and resource management (recycling)," said Jim Sigurdson, executive director of Community Services Inc. "Following the county's lead, Community Services Inc. has begun to explore ways to improve our resource management (2 comments)
Pizza Hut raises $$ for Toms River Police - 10/17/08 10:37 AM
Several hundred customers participated in the 18th Annual Vest-a-Cop held at Pizza Hut on Route 37. Township police officers teamed up with the restaurant staff to help raise money for the township's bullet proof vest fund. The officers served as waiters for the evening, jockeying trays of hot pizza and cold drinks. They said they enjoyed the change of pace from their everyday duties as a police officer and took the hustle and bustle of the restaurant in stride. (1 comments)
Toms River Community Response Team wins Competition - 10/17/08 10:34 AM
TOMS RIVER - Mayor Thomas F. Kelaher is proud to announce Toms River's Community Response Team is one of the best in New Jersey. "I have seen Toms River's CERT members in action by attending one of their exercise drills in August," said Mayor Kelaher of the emergency drills members performed at Toms River Fire Academy to better prepare for the September 21 state-wide drill. "Not only did they perform emergency exercise drills with great efficiency, they treated faux victims as if they were real-life citizens in dire need." During the month of September, which is National Preparedness Month, the state (0 comments)
Greenbriar Woodlands Celebrates 21st Birthday - 10/17/08 10:32 AM
TOMS RIVER - Greenbriar Woodlands, an upscale, gated community of 1250 homes in Toms River, celebrated their 21st anniversary on July 19 and 20. A committee of 14 residents orchestrated this tremendous endeavor, under the direction of Chairperson Marcia Rubin. The community residents enjoyed a sit-down meal, from appetizer to dessert, served at three seatings over two days, which was necessary to handle the nearly 1200 people who attended.
The committee worked together for nine months planning special events and raising funds to cover all the costs by selling journal ads and boosters, soliciting gift certifi- cates and prizes from (0 comments)
Silverton Fire Co. No. 1 Festival - 10/17/08 10:26 AM
The Silverton Volunteer Fire Company Number 1 kicked off the fall season with a roar last weekend. Under a sunny sky, 159 motorcycles rode through Ocean County on a 100-mile poker run to open festivities for a Fall Family Festival held at the fire company's Kettle Creek Road station. The festival brought families together to say thank you to the men and women who serve them throughout the year. Chairman John Addalia said Silverton station hopes to make the event an annual tradition (0 comments)
Toms River Pizza,Pasta & Pastry Festival - 10/06/08 11:16 AM
Pizza, Pasta, & Pastry Festival - Pet Parade - Bookfest - all took place in downtown Toms River, Sept. Left & Above: The Pizza Pasta & Pastry fest was well attended.Next 4 photos, below: Pets competed in categories at the Pet Parade.Bottom 2 photos: Book authors met the public to explain their works and to sell and sign books. Be sure to check out the calendar for next year's festival. Fun for all and plenty of parking. Be sure to bring your appetite, you won't be disappointed. (0 comments)
TOMS RIVER TOWNSHIP SENIOR CENTER652 Garfield Avenue, Toms River, NJ 08753 The Senior Center is a community facility in which older adults can meet with one another to fulfill many of their social, physical, emotional and intellectual needs. It is also a focal point for services to and by, older persons. Center programs and activities can help seniors enhance their dignity, support their independence, and encourage their involvement in and with the community. The Senior Center provides access to community resources as well as to services and activities that maintain independence and wellness.
SERVICES OFFERED: 1. Information and Referral: (0 comments)
Toms River offering Osteoporosis Screenibg - 10/06/08 11:08 AM
OCEAN COUNTY WOMEN ELIGIBLE FOR FREE OSTEOPOROSIS SCREENINGS ON OCTOBER 1 Ocean County women are encouraged to take a break from their early fall schedule and register for a free osteoporosis screening and assessment to be held Wednesday afternoon, October 1, beginning 12:30 p.m., at the Ocean County Health Department main building, 175 Sunset Avenue, Toms River. According to Ella Boyd, VMD, Public Health Coordinator, appointments are necessary and are taken on a "first call" basis. She said women may schedule an appointment by calling (732) 341-9700, ext. 7630 or (800) 342-9738, ext. 7630. "Unfortunately ‘walk-in' clients cannot be accepted," Dr. (0 comments)
Toms River, The County Seat - 10/06/08 11:04 AM
Toms River: The County Seat The first and original identity is historic Toms River. It is the "village" area with which most people associate "downtown" Toms River. Today its focal point is the area around Main, Washington and Water Streets and Hooper Avenue. The village is home to most of the Ocean County and Dover Township offices. Yesteryear it was a major trading center bustling with activity along the riverfront. Only a few thousand people reside in this area today. The official municipality in which Toms River is located is Dover Township, not to be confused with the town of Dover (0 comments)
Toms River: The Post Office Address A second and different identity for Toms River has been established in modern times by the U.S. Postal Service, which is located in the area. It used the name of Toms River, too! As the population increased and spread throughout the community, the post office delivered mail beyond the county seat area to the other neighborhoods within the township -- among them, East, North and West Dover, Silverton, and Pleasant Plains. As time passed, the "Toms River" mailing address was extended into sections of neighboring municipalities. Today some residents in adjacent Manchester Township, Berkeley (0 comments)
The Begining of Toms River - 10/06/08 11:01 AM
At one time Dover Township was part of Shrewsbury Township in Monmouth County. According to the "Township of Dover, 1767 - 1992," a booklet published during the community's 225th Anniversary, in 1767 a group of local residents petitioned the Royal General Assembly to create their own township. The 441 square mile township ranged from what is the Monmouth County line at its northern extremity to present day Oyster Creek in Lacey Township in the south and from the Burlington County line on the west to the Atlantic Ocean on the east. The township was formed more than 80 years before Ocean (0 comments)
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