Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons Tribute Nov. 13 at the Strand

Posted on November 8, 2021 By

Take a trip down memory lane with some of the best music from the 1960s. Sun Concerts presents “Let’s Hang On,” a tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons at the Strand Center for the Arts, 400 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood, on Saturday, November 13 at 8:00 p.m.

Gary Schiavone, Strand executive director, said, “This has been a sold out show nationwide.Let’s Hang On! has established itself as the premier tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, capturing that iconic sound with crisp harmonies and sleek choreography.”

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $29.00 in advance; and $42.00 the day of the show. For tickets visit Strand.org or buy them at the box office, Friday 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 10: a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Also the Box Office is always open two hours before every show.

The COVID policy is proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test 72 hours prior to door time. All patrons are required to wear a mask at all times unless eating or drinking. Those under 12 are not required to show a test but must wear a mask.

About the Strand Theater: The historic Strand Theater, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit at 400 Clifton Ave., Lakewood, was designed by world-renowned theater architect Thomas Lamb in 1922 and is listed on the N.J. and National Register of Historic Places. The Strand offers year-round entertainment in plush, air-conditioned surroundings. It is a perfect venue to showcase comedians, musicals, dinner theater, stars from television and movies, and legendary musical entertainers. The reception gallery includes a catering facility for 80 people, a dance floor, and restrooms. It is ideal for theater-in-the-round, smaller events and receptions.

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Seeking Engaged Couples for “Jazz Bridal Brunch” November 14

Posted on November 4, 2021 By

Engaged couples, who would like to meet wedding professionals, such as photographers, bakeries, DJs, and more will have an opportunity at a Jazz Bridal Brunch, hosted by Divine Elegance by Deirdre, New Jersey Bride Magazine, and NJWedding.com on Sunday, November 14, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 10PRL, 515 Bath Avenue, Long Branch, New Jersey.

Shore Catering, Brick Township, will offer gourmet selections for guests and N.Y.C’s Sultry Jazz Duo Acute Inflections will provide live entertainment.

Divine Elegance, a wedding and event company whose services include general consultancy, budget planning and management, venue and supplier sourcing, all aspects of wedding day management, and personalized timelines.

Deirdre Luster, a certified wedding and event planner with more than 20 years of experience, said, “Many couples underestimate the amount of time and commitment required to host incredible and personal events. This event will help bridge that gap.”

Tickets are $8.00. Registration is required. To register or for more information about Divine Elegance visit www.elegancebydeirdre.com or call 732-657-4911.

About Divine Elegance: Divine Elegance is an event planning company whose services include general consultancy, budget planning and management, venue and supplier sourcing, all aspects of wedding day management, personalized timelines, and wedding administration documents.
Wedding Day Management tasks may include communication with suppliers and venues to confirm pertinent details; produce and distribute the wedding weekend event timeline; oversee the set up and clearing of the event; manage rehearsal and celebrations; be the point of contact for all suppliers, guests, and the bridal party, provide personal assistance to bride and groom

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Join Jersey Shore Chamber for Its Holiday Gala to Benefit the Dream Center Baby Pantry

Posted on November 3, 2021 By

The Jersey Shore Chamber of Commerce (JSCC), Wall Township, is hosting its 2021 Holiday Gala to benefit the Jersey Shore Dream Center Baby Pantry on Monday, December 13 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Scarborough Fair, 1414 Meeting House Road, Sea Girt, NJ 08750.

Acceptable donations for the Dream Center Christmas Toy Shoppe include monetary contributions; new unwrapped toys for children ages 0-16; new stockings; wrapping paper, tape, bows, and ribbon; and gloves, hats, and socks for children.

The fee of $75 for members or $85 for non-members includes a dinner buffet; a one and a half hour open bar; and a live performance by The Jake and Dan Duo. Registration closes at 2:00 p.m. on December 13.

Puharic and Associates, Inc. Insurance, Manasquan, are the Cocktail Sponsors. For sponsorships, more information, and reservations, call Danielle Kidney, assistant director of JSCC, at 732-280-8800 or email executivedirecgtor@jsccnj.com. Visit www.JSCCnj.com.

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Zoom or In-Person Biannual JSAHR Legal Seminar

Posted on November 2, 2021 By

The Jersey Shore Association for Human Resources (JSAHR) is hosting a half-day legal seminar sponsored and presented by the employment law firm of Jackson Lewis via an interactive Zoom or in-person seminar that will cover COVID-19 issues, President Biden’s Path Out of the Pandemic Plan, best safety practices and requirements for reopening offices, and remote working environments, among other topics that impact businesses, organizations, and human resource professionals. A question and answer session is included.

The seminar, led by attorneys Luke Breslin, Richard Cino, Bianca Olivadoti, Colleen Heckman, and Darran St. Ange, is Thursday, November 11, 2021 from 8:15 a.m. to Noon.

All attendees must pre-register. The In-person fees including a full breakfast are $60 for JSAHR members; $90 for non-members; $50 for those in-transition and guests; $10 for students with valid ID; and $10 additional fee for walk-ins. Face covering is required for the in-person seminar. Social distance guidelines will be followed.

The Virtual registration fees are $40 for JSAHR members; $70 for non-members; and free for students and those in-transition.

Register online at jsahr.shrm.org/events or email admin@jsahr.org or call JSAHR at 732-701-7155. Prepaid registrants will receive a Zoom link.

This program is pending approval for 3.0 SHRM PDC (Professional Development Credits) recertification credit and 3.0 HRCI (Human Resource Certification Institute) General recertification credit.

About the Jackson Lewis Speakers: Luke P. Breslin is an Associate in the Monmouth County offices. He represents employers in workplace law matters in federal and state courts and administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the New Jersey Division of Civil Rights. Bianca M. Olivadoti is an Associate in Berkeley Heights, NJ. Bianca regularly litigates a wide-range of employment matters, including cases involving discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, as well as cases involving compliance with federal and state regulations on pay equity and employee leave. Colleen S. Heckman is an Associate in Berkeley Heights, NJ. Heckman represents employers in a wide range of litigation issues, including discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation, and wage and hour matter in state and federal courts, and administrative agencies. Heckman also conducts workplace investigations. Darran E. St. Ange is an Associate in Berkeley Heights, NJ. Darran graduated from Seton Hall University School of Law where he was the president of the Student Bar Association, and a member of both the Interscholastic Moot Court Board and Seton Hall Legislative Journal. St. Ange also worked as a student attorney, representing indigent clients in various employment related matters.

About Jackson Lewis, P.C.: Jackson Lewis P.C. is among the largest firms in the country dedicated to representing management in labor, employment and benefits law, and related litigation. With 58 offices across the country, the firm has both a national perspective and keen understanding of the nuances of regional business environments. Jackson Lewis represents employers before state and federal courts on a wide range of issues, including discrimination, wrongful discharge, retaliation, whistleblower, health, safety, wage,/hour, pension, and benefits. The firm’s attorneys negotiate collective bargaining before the NLRB, OSHA, and other federal and state agencies.

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Nov 6 Destination Motown Featuring Sensational Soul Cruisers at the Strand

Posted on November 2, 2021 By

Hear the greatest hits of The Temptations, the Jackson Five, Marvin Gaye, the Four Tops, plus many more at the Strand Center for the Arts, 400 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood, on Saturday, November 6 at 8:00 p.m. The Sensational Soul Cruisers, an 11-piece live show band will perform “Destination Motown,” a multi-media show described as a cross between Kool and the Gang, Chicago and The Temptations.

Gary Schiavone, Strand executive director, said, “Audiences will be singing along and dancing to all the Motown hits they love.”

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $30 in advance; and $42.00 the day of the show. For tickets visit Strand.org or buy them at the box office, Friday 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 10: a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Also the Box Office is always open two hours before every show.

The COVID policy is proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test 72 hours prior to door time. All patrons are required to wear a mask at all times unless eating or drinking. Those under 12 are not required to show a test but must wear a mask.

About the Strand Theater: The historic Strand Theater, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit at 400 Clifton Ave., Lakewood, was designed by world-renowned theater architect Thomas Lamb in 1922 and is listed on the N.J. and National Register of Historic Places. The Strand offers year-round entertainment in plush, air-conditioned surroundings. It is a perfect venue to showcase comedians, musicals, dinner theater, stars from television and movies, and legendary musical entertainers. The reception gallery includes a catering facility for 80 people, a dance floor, and restrooms. It is ideal for theater-in-the-round, smaller events and receptions.

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Local Photographer Chosen for Juried Show

Posted on November 1, 2021 By

For the second year in a row, Andrei Jackamets, Howell, the owner of Andrei Jackamets Photography, is one of 40 artists out of nearly 500 who has been chosen to exhibit his work November 12-14, 2021, in The Juried Show of Art Fair 14C, in The Glass Gallery at Mana Contemporary, 10 Senate Place, Jersey City, New Jersey.

The Juried Show of Art Fair 14C features New Jersey artists exclusively, who live or have a studio in New Jersey. Jackamets, a commercial photographer and videographer, holds a BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

His experience includes the fashion, pharmaceutical, hospitality, and advertising industries, both nationally and internationally. His images have appeared on NBC, Bravo, and Viacom in Chef Roble & Company, Fashion Hunters, Real Housewives of New Jersey and New York, and Ghost Hunters. His print photography has also appeared in Industry Magazine, Best of INTIMA, New Jersey Magazine, People, and Us.

Art Fair 14C, which showcases regional and international artists and galleries, highlights New Jersey, considered an exciting destination for high quality art and a place to discover new artwork. Art Fair 14C is an initiative of Art House Productions, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

The mission of Art Fair 14C is to support the visual arts and artists all year, creating increased opportunities for artists; strengthening smaller art galleries and businesses; and expanding public access to fine art.

For more information about Art Fair 14C, call 917-859-4947 or visit artfair14c@arthouseprocucctions. org. For tickets, visit https://artfair14c.com/tickets.

To contact Andrei Jackamets, call 732-213-4040. For those interested in fashion shoots by Jackamets, visit http://www.hardshadow.com. Visit http://www.photographershere.com for commercial interests. Instagram: @andreijackametsphotography ### Publicize or Perish! ™

About The Glass Gallery at Mana Contemporary: The Glass Gallery at Mana Contemporary is surrounded by dramatic natural light on the north, south, and west sides and features 15-foot-high hanging space, making it an ideal location to display and experience art. The airy layout, furnished by FB International, was designed with social distancing and safety for all exhibitors and attendees in mind. The fair will also feature five installation spaces, allowing the fair to include unique, immersive art installations for the first time.

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POSTPONED! Ceremony to Honor Lakewood Police Department at Lakewood Historical Museum Postponed

Posted on October 28, 2021 By

Because of an unforeseen scheduling conflict, the ceremony to honor the Lakewood Police Department (LPD) — its 12 Police Chiefs and five fallen officers — at the Lakewood Historical Museum on November 9, 2021, has been postponed. A new date during 2022 will be announced.

Sgt. Jeannette Shimonovich said, “We are so sorry for any inconvenience this necessary change has caused.” For more information, contact LPD Sgt. Jeannette Shimonovich at jshimonovich@lakewoodpolicenj.com.

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A Love Story for the Ages–3 Egg Creams–A Rhapsody in the Rain December 17 at the Strand Theater

Posted on October 28, 2021 By

Give yourself, your friends, and family a holiday gift this December. See 3 Egg Creams – A Rhapsody in the Rain, THE Urban Love Story for the Ages, a unique, heart-warming play, at the Strand Center for the Arts, 400 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood, on Friday, December 17 at 7:30 p.m.

3 Egg Creams, starring Vince Bandille as Vin Morrone, opens in Abe’s, the soda fountain of his youth, and the place he still returns to every morning for his daily egg cream. Today is different, however, because Vin goes back in time to when he first met Angela Rose Bernstein, his one true love and the love he turned away from. But what if life offered him a second chance? Would he embrace it or run a second time? What would you do?

Written and directed by award-winning playwright George Cameron Grant with Story Editor Debbie Saccomanno, 3 Egg Creams – A Rhapsody in the Rain is inspired by and features the timeless music of the legendary Lou Christie.

Federico Castelluccio (Furio from The Sopranos) raved, “Brilliant writing, brilliant acting — A GREAT PLAY!”

Theatre critic Angela Hatcher wrote, “‘A Bronx Tale’ meets ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ 3 Egg Creams is an imaginative and deeply moving love story that immediately grabs the audience from the kookiness of teenage love to the deep connection of love everlasting. It finds urban love too strong a love to break but too delicate to hold on to – until it isn’t. Occasionally, a story comes along that reminds us to love each other. 3 Egg Creams is one of those stories.”

Admission is $35; tickets for senior citizens and veterans are $20 each. For tickets and information, visit www.strand.org. or 3EggCreams.com. For an additional $25.00, enjoy a buffet dinner prepared by Chef David Silverman of David’s Culinary Delights at 5:00 p.m. Eggs Creams will definitely be available!

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Lakewood Police Department to Be Honored in Lakewood Historical Museum

Posted on October 26, 2021 By

The Sheldon Wolpin Lakewood Historical Museum will honor the Lakewood Police Department (LPD) with a ceremony and a special display of its 12 Police Chiefs and five fallen officers Tuesday, November 9, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Lakewood Historical Museum, 500 Country Club Drive (off County Line Road) Pine Park, Lakewood, New Jersey.

Lakewood Police Chief Gregory H. Meyer, Lt. Robert Shimonovich, and Sgt. Jeannette Shimonovich in collaboration with the Lakewood Police Foundation will host the ceremony, featuring Lakewood’s 12 police chiefs and five fallen officers who were all active officers. At the time of death, three officers were on the line of duty and two were off duty. Both Nicklas Shimonovich, son of Lt. Robert Shimonovich and Sgt. Jeannette Shimonovich; and Craig Lawson, son of the 11th Chief Robert Lawson and Janet Lawson, were the two off duty officers.

Speakers at the ceremony include Lakewood Committeemen Meir Lichtenstein, who is the Township’s liaison to its emergency services; Retired Police Chief Robert Lawson; Chief Gregory H. Meyer; Dr. Stan Liptzin, the president of the Lakewood Historical Society; and retired Detective Steve Wexler, chairman of the Lakewood Heritage Commission. Committeemen Isaac Akerman and Mike D’Elia will also be in attendance.

Chief of Police Gregory Meyer said, “This will be a momentous occasion in history to document and witness the contributions of our police department.”
For more information, contact LPD Sgt. Jeannette Shimonovich at jshimonovich@lakewoodpolicenj.com.

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The 12 Lakewood Police Chiefs: 1st Chief Charles Crane – 1902 – 1903; 2nd Chief Richard Beebe – 1903 – 1906; 3rd Chief Charles Norcross – 1906 – 1924; 4th Chief Walter Curtis – 1924 – 1950; 5th Chief Russell Groff – 1950 – 1951; 6th Chief Walter Comstock – 1952 – 1959; 7th Chief William Poole – 1959 – 1979; 8th Chief Stephen Belitrand – 1979 – 1987; 9th Chief Michael Prisco – 1987 – 1994; 10th Chief Michael Lynch – 1994 – 2006; 11th Chief Robert Lawson – 2006 – 2016; 12th Chief Gregory H. Meyer – 2016 – Present

Five Fallen Officers: Hartley Richter – April 10, 1947; William Preslar – May 14, 2007; Christopher Matlosz – January 14, 2011; Craig Lawson – August 18, 2016; Nicklas Shimonovich – September 5, 2020

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Lakewood Museum Is Now Open!

Posted on October 26, 2021 By

Dr. Stan Liptzin, president of the Lakewood Historical Society, announced that the Sheldon Wolpin Lakewood Historical Museum, 500 Country Club Drive (off County Line Road) in Pine Park is now open to the public Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Docents are available to give guided tours of the museum and all displays.

Face masks are required. Although there is no charge to visit the museum, financial donations are gladly accepted. The Township Committee, Lakewood publics works, and the Inspection Department have been especially supportive. Many present and former Lakewood residents have given financial support as well as goods and services.

About the Sheldon Wolpin Historical Museum:
Kuser Hall, the last remaining building of five that made up the Newman School, an exclusive preparatory boarding school for boys, closed in 1942. The building, which the township acquired in 1964 through Green Acres Funding, was the math and science center of the school.

Through the volunteer efforts of members in the Historical Society and the Heritage Commission, Kuser Hall has been transformed into a showcase, featuring Lakewood memorabilia and artifacts. The Township gave both groups a long-term lease in 2012 and it has taken four years to create six galleries on the first floor and a main hallway, depicting scenes of “old” Lakewood.

Some of the renovations include power washing and painting the building; installing handicap ramps, interior and exterior lighting, a security system, and restroom facilities; and replacing 550 plus panes of glass. A fountain from 1881 originally commissioned by a group of Lakewood residents was moved from Clifton Avenue to the front of the museum. The museum also boasts a mono-wing airplane in the southeastern outside corner of the building as part of some hands-on exhibits.

The Ocean County Society of Model Railroaders has relocated from downtown Lakewood to the lower level of the museum where members have built exhibits, one for O Gauge and the other of HO Gauge model trains.

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