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Swamps of Central Jersey, USA
Freelance Journalist

Journalist/semi-retired, writing teacher, night watchman, Pine Barrens woodsman, Helmetta historian, folk artist, @MarquetteU Jesuit-educated, @Jeep driver.

Ocean Grove Community Pulls Together as One

thecoaster.net — Born and raised in Ocean Grove, Bobby Eastin knows the charm of the late 1800s historic community. And Eastin, 40, knows the dark history of fire in a town of old wooden structures only inches apart from each other, sometime whipped by a Shore breeze. "Everybody in town is very fire-conscious," Eastin said.

Bradley Beach Food Pantry Founder Turning 100

thecoaster.net — 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

thecoaster.net — 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

thecoaster.net — 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

thecoaster.net — 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

thecoaster.net — 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

thecoaster.net — 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.
May 26, 2015

Thanks, #Helmetta Fire Dept, for letting me ride w/crew in #Jamesburg Meml Day Parade, 50 yrs after 1st participating as 8yrold Cub Scout.

May 26, 2015

RT @washingtonpost: Learn the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day wapo.st/1epRTZ0

May 25, 2015

RT @680News: Magnitude-5.5 earthquake shakes buildings in #Tokyo area but causes no damage or injuries ow.ly/NnULG

May 25, 2015

RT @ThePressofAC: For some towns, state police is local police: When the neighbors are making too much noise at 2 a.m., you call... bit.ly/1IUTbrS

May 25, 2015

RT @TheRealBuzz: My proudest moment - when I saluted the flag on the moon. Today I salute those who gave their lives for our freedom. pic.twitter.com/HxkSreDN9z

May 24, 2015

How many slits do you make in your #porkroll? The question that’s tearing families apart trentonian.com/opinion/201503… via @trentonian #TaylorHam

May 24, 2015

RT @russellcrowe: Stunned...my heart goes out to John & Alicia & family. An amazing partnership. Beautiful minds, beautiful hearts. https:/…

May 24, 2015

RT @THR: Ron Howard on John and Alicia Nash's Deaths: "It Was an Honor Telling Part of Their Story" thr.cm/T7J5zv pic.twitter.com/kZVt8mgaWI

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