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Swamps of Central Jersey, USA
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Night watchman, writing teacher, journalist, @WildNewJersey columnist, Pine Barrens woodsman, folk artist, @MarquetteU Jesuit-educated, @Packers, @MapleLeafs

Bradley Beach Food Pantry Founder Turning 100 — By JOSEPH SAPIA If you can spare a hundred, the Bradley Food Pantry is ready to take it off your hands. The 100, in honor of founder Eleanor Pierson turning 100-years-old Friday, Sept. 19, can be in various forms, such as $100, 100 dimes, 100 cans of food, 100 minutes or hours of volunteerism and so on.

Summer at the Shore: Ready, Set, Go — On Tuesday, Joanne Letson was planting canna flowers and palms at the "Bradley Beach sign" on the oceanfront. Earlier, she had planted marigolds and begonias in the area. Soon, the B-R-A-D-L-E-Y B-E-A-C-H lettering sitting in the flower bed would be getting a coat of white paint.

These Knights Ride to Raise Money for Charities — When one thinks of the Roman Catholic men's group, the Knights of Columbus, one may think of members collecting money for charity on roadsides or dressed in ceremonial costumes of cape, hat with ostrich feathers and sword. But riding motorcycles?

A Christmas Song for the Shore by 2 Jersey Guys — By JOSEPH SAPIA Weeks ago, the seasonal bombardment of Christmas music started. But here is a song arguably worth listening to. It has Asbury Park-area flavor, "Christmas on the Jersey Shore," written in 2011 by Neptune's Ray Dahrouge and performed by Dahrouge and his group, the Darchaes.

Recalling the Day the President Was Shot — By JOSEPH SAPIA (Above - President John F. Kennedy with daughter Caroline. John F. Kennedy Library photo.) Noel Kirchner was in his office at a children's wear manufacturer in New York's Fashion District when a co-worker got a telephone call. "She broke into tears, I remember that," Kirchner said.

Dredging Begins in Sylvan Lake — Working with a federal grant of more than $300,000, Avon and Bradley Beach officials have been dredging Sylvan Lake, along with removing debris from it. An estimated 10,000 cubic yards of spoils would be removed, opening water drainage to east end outflow gates that are clogged, along with adding lake depth to retain more water, said Steve Kegelman, Avon's deputy emergency management coordinator.
Dec 18, 2014

#PineBarrens around #Helmetta: Invasive phragmites in a sphagnum bog/Atlantic white cedar swamp,

Dec 18, 2014

RT @nycjim: European Union court rules obesity is disability; employers will need to provide larger seats, special parking, etc.…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @debgalant: Why Sony Pictures should release The Interview online via @verge I agree.

Dec 18, 2014

RT @SoulistaPhD: #HandsoffAssata!!! N.J. authorities hope thaw in Cuba relations will aid capture of Joanne Chesimard via @njdotcom

Dec 17, 2014

RT @MyCJ_Sports: UPDATE Sayreville High School Athletics Director John Kohutanycz has been suspended with pay via @MyCentralJersey

Dec 17, 2014

RT @BostonGlobe: Obama's actions won't make Cuban cigars available in US unless Congress lifts trade embargo.

Dec 17, 2014

It is almost #Christmas and I am still doing yardwork, winterizing the house. Translated, I am about a month behind. #Gardening.

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