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Swamps of Central Jersey, USA
Freelance Journalist

Night watchman, writing teacher, journalist, @WildNewJersey columnist, Pine Barrens woodsman, Helmetta historian, folk artist, @MarquetteU Jesuit-educated.

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.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @rudystavern: Very humbled last night to be able to meet, thank & drink with the US Marshals that were involved with the search/capture …

Oct 31, 2014

RT @ABC7NY: Here’s what we know about the abandoned airport where accused cop killer Eric Frein was found: 7ny.tv/1xJgb3y

Oct 31, 2014

RT @nytimesarts: Music Review: John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey at the Café Carlyle nyti.ms/1xJaxP9

Oct 31, 2014

Dont like working #Halloween, I miss trick-or-treaters in my neighborhood, where this 57yrold T-or-Ted yrs ago. But I left candy outside.

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