Really? You’re 96? Celebrate the Strand Theater’s 96th Holiday Season

Posted on November 29, 2018 By

Join the celebration! The Strand Center for the Arts is 96 years old and having a holiday party, hosted by Lakewood Mayor Ray Coles on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in The Strand Gallery, 400 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood, N.J.

Tickets cost $100.00 each and include light fare; an open bar; and entertainment, including Acoustic NRG, all of which will benefit The Strand. Journal ads range from $150 to $750. Sponsorships include marquee recognition, printed ad journals, and celebration tickets.

Designed by world-renowned theater architect Thomas Lamb, The Strand Center for the Arts, 400 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., opened in 1922. Pearl Bailey, Dionne Warwick, Milton Berle, Ronnie Spector, Taylor Swift, George Carlin, and many, many more have entertained the public on its stage since its grand opening.

Today The Strand is home to such organizations as the Atlantic City Ballet and Brick Children’s Theatre (BCCT), among others, and is the hot spot for the finest tribute bands and original artist performances.

R.S.V.P. to Heidi@strand.org. Mail checks payable to Strand Ventures, Inc. at The Strand Center for the Arts, 400 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701 Attn: Heidi DeFabritus. Buy tickets online at https://clients.ticketbiscuit.com/Strand/EventPage.aspx?EID=357208. For more information, visit strand.org or call the box office at (732) 367-7789, Ext. 216.

The box office is opened on Fridays 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. and two hours before every show.

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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New Teacher at the Gateway School, Carteret

Posted on November 19, 2018 By

Chelsea Leonard, Matawan, has been hired for the Gateway School, Carteret, one of three RKS Association private special education schools approved by the N.J. Department of Education for students with special needs and disabilities.

Leonard, one of the seven teachers at the Gateway School, oversees classroom management, differentiates instruction by creating lessons that accommodate students’ various learning abilities and learning styles, and works with staff at the Gateway School to help students achieve to their maximum potential.

Before joining the staff at Gateway School, Leonard was a resource room teacher in the Hazlet school district.

After graduating from Raritan High School, Leonard earned a B.A. and an M.A. in Education from Montclair University.  Leonard is active in Spotlight Players, a community theater in Matawan.

Leonard said, “I am excited to work here at Gateway with Team (Room) 206. We are learning about the planets and money, and reviewing spelling words. We are excited to have our first CBI (community-based instruction) experience this week. CBI takes students into the community to give them real-life experiences, such as how to order food, how to create a shopping list and follow it, and how take the bus, among other every day skills.  Team 206 strives every day to be great members of both the Gateway and Carteret communities.” e

For more information, contact Erika Casablanca at 732-541-4400 or ErikaC@thegatewayschool.com.                          

RKS Associates Schools: Gateway School: 60 High Street Carteret, NJ 07008 (732.541.4400) https://thegatewayschool.com/; Alpha School: 2210 West County Line Road, Suite #1, Jackson, NJ 08527 (732.370.1150) https://alphaschool.com/ ; Harbor School: 240 Broad Street, Eatontown, NJ 07724 (732.544.9394) https://harborschool.com/

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Senator Robert W. Singer to Speak at Ocean ELC Meeting Friday, December 14

Posted on November 19, 2018 By

Senator Robert W. Singer, Legislative District 30, the featured speaker at the Ocean County ELC (Employer Legislative Committee) meeting and breakfast Friday, December 14, 2018, from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. at the at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 815 Route 37 West, Toms River, N.J., will be updating attendees about business-related topics from Trenton and their affect on businesses and the local community.

Frank Robinson, VP of NJBIA (NJ Business and Industry Association) will also provide insights into current business concerns.

The registration fee, including a buffet breakfast, is $20.00. R.S.V.P. to mpangelini@ preferredbehavioral.org or call 908-309-5395. Pay at the door or mail checks, payable to Ocean ELC, to Mary Pat Angelini, P.O. Box 517, Oakhurst, N.J. 07755.

The Ocean County ELC is sponsored by Holman Frenia Allison, PC; New Jersey Natural Gas, and NorthStar Strategies in partnership with the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce.

About ELC: Employer Legislative Committees: The ELCs, established by NJBIA in 1959, are independent, local organizations representing all 21 counties. At each meeting, legislators, cabinet members or local officials will discuss important issues pertinent to business. Attendees also receive a briefing from one of NJBIA’s government affairs experts on legislative and regulatory issues affecting employers.   About NJBIA: The New Jersey Business & Industry Association, Trenton, N.J., provides information, services and advocacy to its member companies in order to build a more prosperous New Jersey. NJBIA is the nation’s largest statewide employer association. Its members, as a group, employ more than one million people and represents every industry in the state, including contractors, manufacturers, retail and wholesale businesses, and service providers of every kind. Visit www.njbia.org for more information.

About Senator Robert W. Singer: Locally, Senator Singer served on the Lakewood Township Committee from 1980 to 2010, and was mayor five times during his tenure. He has been a member of the board of directors of the Monmouth-Ocean Development Council (MODC) since 2001, chairman of the Lakewood Municipal Utility Authority (1999-present), and vice chairman of the Ocean County Board of Health (1999-present).

Now in his 28th year in the New Jersey State Legislature, Senator Singer is a member of the Senate Transportation Committee and the Health, Human services and Senior Citizen committees. His legislative service includes being Senator since 1993, Conference Leader since 2008, co-Republican Majority Leader (2002-03), Assistant Majority Leader (1997-2001), General Assembly (1992-93 and 1986-89), and Majority Whip (1992-93). Senator Singer was chosen by the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce as Legislator of the Year “for his successful efforts to empower small businesses and advance tax reforms that will benefit residents and entrepreneurs statewide.”

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“Share the Joy” 100.1 WJRZ Charity Drive Benefits Local Charities

Posted on November 8, 2018 By

Local charities will benefit from “Share the Joy,” the annual live radio broadcast drive hosted by Beasley Media Group, Inc. radio station 100.1 WJRZ. Help fill a 50-foot tractor-trailer at Perlmutter Family ShopRite, 860 Fischer Boulevard, Toms River, N.J., with donations of non-perishable food items (no glass, please), gently used coats, new unwrapped toys, and monetary donations, starting Friday, November 16, 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and continuing Saturday, November 17 from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

“Share the Joy,” a charity collection drive for Ocean County residents, will benefit People’s Pantry, Toms River; NJ Veterans Network; and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County. Pepsi, Perlmutter Family ShopRite, Jersey Coast Appliance, AmeriGas, AtlantiCare, Audi of Toms River, and Christian Pools are this year’s sponsors.

While making donations at ShopRite, meet WJRZ on air personalities and enjoy live broadcasts. Broadcast schedule for Friday, November 16: Tj Bryan (6–10 a.m.), Barbara Farragher (10 a.m.–2 p.m.), Matt Knight (2–6 p.m.) and Dan Turi (6–10 p.m.). Broadcast schedule for Saturday, November 17: Barbara Farragher (9 a.m.–2 p.m.), Tj Bryan (12– 4 p.m.) and Matt Knight (4– 8 p.m.).

100.1 WJRZ Promotions Director Emily Chrzanowski says, “Help make this holiday season great for those in need by contributing to 100.1 WJRZ’s “Share the Joy” food, toy, and coat drive. Tell your family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors know about this wonderful charity event! Get a competition going to see who can raise the most donations! To get your coworkers involved, print a flyer from our website to put in your office or workplace.”

For more information, contact Emily Chrzanowski, promotions director of 100.1 WJRZ, at 609-597-1100 Ext. 204 or visit http://wjrz.com/2018/10/29/sharethejoy2018/

About Beasley Media Group: Beasley Media Group, LLC is a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., (NASDAQ:BBG) which owns and operates 64 stations (46 FM and 18 A.M.) in 15 large and mid-size markets in the United States. Approximately 19 million consumers listen to Beasley radio stations weekly over-the-air, online, on smartphones and tablets and engage with the Company’s brands and personalities through digital platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, text, apps and email.  For more information, please visit www.bbgi.com.

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Santa Claus Is Coming to Lakewood Saturday, December 8

Posted on November 8, 2018 By

As part of Lakewood’s annual holiday festivities, Santa Claus and his elves are parading up Clifton Avenue, Lakewood, to Town Square, Saturday, December 8 (rain or shine) at 1:00 p.m. Santa will be “delivered” by Lakewood High School student groups.

The first 2,000 children under the age of 12 will receive gifts from Santa, supplied by Lakewood Township and the Lakewood Recreation Department.  Parents will be able to take pictures of their children with Santa.

Children and their parents can also take free horse-drawn wagons rides, and more until 4:00 p.m. Enjoy holiday music by the Lakewood High School band and school choruses.

For further information, call Jeff Shapiro, Supervisor of Recreation and Special Events for the Township of Lakewood, 732-905-3405, Ext. 6017.

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WRAT-FM to Fill Truck for Those in Need in New Jersey

Posted on November 7, 2018 By

Beasley Media Group radio station WRAT-FM (95.9) will hold its 20th annual Thanksgiving season collection drive, Broadcast for the People of New Jersey, on November 19 and 20 to help local New Jersey people in need.

The live broadcast will take place at ShopRite, Route 66 (2200 Asbury Avenue), Neptune, Monday, November 19 from 6:00 a.m. to midnight and continue on Tuesday, November 20 from 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. During that time, staffers will attempt to fill a 55-foot tractor trailer with items that will be donated to three charities, including Fulfill (formerly known as the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties), the Family Resource Associates, and Holiday Express. This event is rain, snow, wind or shine!

Donations may include but are not limited to non-perishable food items, frozen turkeys, new or gently used clothing, new socks, new washcloths, deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrushes, etc.

Those who are unable to get to ShopRite on Route 66, Neptune, can make donations on November 19 and 20 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Brave New World, 1272 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, where on-air personality Gotts will take all charitable donations onsite.

Anyone interested in starting a mini-collection can go to www.wrat.com. to download a “HELP THE WRAT: DONATE HERE” sign, and then drop off collected items on behalf of the organization.

“The generosity of our listeners is inspiring,” said Doug Sjonvall, marketing director of the WRAT-FM. “We’ll be out there – no matter what the weather is! We look forward to filling our 22nd truck with items to benefit needy individuals and families in our community.”

On Wednesday, November 21 at 9:00 a.m. the tractor trailer will be taken to the loading dock at Fulfill to be unloaded. Volunteers assisting in the distribution of items include cadets from McGuire Air Force Base, employees from the Pepsi Bottling Company and Shore Point Distributing.

WRAT-FM’s Broadcast for the People is sponsored by Pepsi, ShopRite of Neptune, Brave New World, and Coors Light/Shore Point Distributing.

For more information, contact Doug Sjonvall at 732-681-3800 x306 or Promorat@wrat.com

About Beasley Media Group: Beasley Media Group, LLC is a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., (NASDAQ:BBG) which owns and operates 64 stations (46 FM and 18 AM) in 15 large and mid-size markets in the United States. Approximately 19 million consumers listen to Beasley radio stations weekly over-the-air, online, on smartphones and tablets and engage with the Company’s brands and personalities through digital platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, text, apps and email.  For more information, please visit www.bbgi.com.

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WRAT-FM to Fill Truck for Those in Need in New Jersey

Posted on November 7, 2018 By

Beasley Media Group radio station WRAT-FM (95.9) will hold its 20th annual Thanksgiving season collection drive, Broadcast for the People of New Jersey, on November 19 and 20 to help local New Jersey people in need.

The live broadcast will take place at ShopRite, Route 66 (2200 Asbury Avenue), Neptune, Monday, November 19 from 6:00 a.m. to midnight and continue on Tuesday, November 20 from 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. During that time, staffers will attempt to fill a 55-foot tractor trailer with items that will be donated to three charities, including Fulfill (formerly known as the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties), the Family Resource Associates, and Holiday Express. This event is rain, snow, wind or shine!

Donations may include but are not limited to non-perishable food items, frozen turkeys, new or gently used clothing, new socks, new washcloths, deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrushes, etc.

Those who are unable to get to ShopRite on Route 66, Neptune, can make donations on November 19 and 20 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Brave New World, 1272 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, where on-air personality Gotts will take all charitable donations onsite.

Anyone interested in starting a mini-collection can go to www.wrat.com. to download a “HELP THE WRAT: DONATE HERE” sign, and then drop off collected items on behalf of the organization.

“The generosity of our listeners is inspiring,” said Doug Sjonvall, marketing director of the WRAT-FM. “We’ll be out there – no matter what the weather is! We look forward to filling our 22nd truck with items to benefit needy individuals and families in our community.”

On Wednesday, November 21 at 9:00 a.m. the tractor trailer will be taken to the loading dock at Fulfill to be unloaded. Volunteers assisting in the distribution of items include cadets from McGuire Air Force Base, employees from the Pepsi Bottling Company and Shore Point Distributing.

WRAT-FM’s Broadcast for the People is sponsored by Pepsi, ShopRite of Neptune, Brave New World, and Coors Light/Shore Point Distributing.

For more information, contact Doug Sjonvall at 732-681-3800 x306 or Promorat@wrat.com

About Beasley Media Group: Beasley Media Group, LLC is a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., (NASDAQ:BBG) which owns and operates 64 stations (46 FM and 18 AM) in 15 large and mid-size markets in the United States. Approximately 19 million consumers listen to Beasley radio stations weekly over-the-air, online, on smartphones and tablets and engage with the Company’s brands and personalities through digital platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, text, apps and email.  For more information, please visit www.bbgi.com.

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Local Company Turns 50!

Posted on November 6, 2018 By

Fifty years ago (1968), Tom Field, Jackson, N.J., began his business in a garage. Today Tomar* Industries, Freehold, owns a 40 thousand square-foot building, employs more than 30 full-time people, and has five trucks on the road. Tomar Industries, a distributor of packaging, janitorial and safety supplies, and equipment for businesses and institutions, recently celebrated its 50th year in business at Eagle Oaks Country Club, Farmingdale, with family, employees, vendors, and customers.

When Field first started in the industry, he worked for Tuck Tape, manufacturing many pressure sensitive tapes, such as filament, masking, cloth, and cellophane, among others. His last job for Tuck was to open distribution centers across the country to support local distributors. Soon he realized that he enjoyed being a distributor, not a manufacturer.

That was the beginning of Tomar Industries. “In starting this company,” Field said, “I thought I would be able to make recommendations to customers from a very professional point of view. Filament tape and uncoated cloth tape in narrow widths were the first items we sold for palletizing a company’s pallets and products.”

His first customer was a large food distribution company. Soon, however, he was selling thousands of packaging, janitorial, and safety supplies and services in the tristate area for warehouses, plants, and front offices.

Not too long after Tomar Industries began in a garage, Field moved into his first building in Spotswood, New Jersey. After Tomar Industries outgrew that building, he moved into a building in Marlboro. When Tomar Industries outgrew that building as well, Field constructed and established his company in the building Tomar Industries occupies today.

In 2000, Tom Field Sr. gave the reins of Tomar Industries to his son Thomas Field Jr., Freehold. As president of the family-owned Tomar Industries, Thomas Field is in charge of the daily operations of the company. Thomas Field, Jr., a graduate of St. Joseph’s High School, Metuchen, earned a B.A. in business administration from Seton Hall University, South Orange. In 1992, he started in the company as a sales rep.

Tom Field Sr. said, “I brought it to one level. He has certainly surpassed that and exceeded every thought that I’ve had since.  He’s a marvelous, marvelous administrator.”

Tomar Industries is a member of the International Sanitary Supplies Association (ISSA), National Paper Trade Association (NPTA), and The United Group (TUG), a national marketing and buying organization that supplies products and services to 450 members across the United States. Tom Field Sr. also serves as a fiduciary member on the TUG Board of Directors.

For more information visit www.tomarind.com or call Thomas Field at 732-780-2200.

*The name Tomar comes from Tom Field Sr. and his wife Mary.

About Tomar Industries: Tomar Industries, 300 Commerce Drive, Freehold, offers and distributes a mix of products and services in the tristate area for warehouses, plants, and front offices. Tomar’s distribution includes industrial packaging supplies and equipment (case sealing, labeling and marking equipment); cold seal packaging machines, tapes and tape dispensers, shrink film and shrink film equipment, bubble wrap, stretch wrap and inflatables; Instapak® foam by Sealed Air; janitorial supplies (toilet paper, roll towels, soaps, floor care, cleaning supplies, liners (bags); scrubbers, sweepers, vacuums, floor machines, etc.; safety supplies and related equipment, such as eye and ear protection, eyewash, gloves, hearing protection welding safety, first aid; machine repair and programmed maintenance; and facility maintenance.  Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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It’s Groundbreaking! Construction for Medical Arts Building Begins in Lakewood

Posted on November 2, 2018 By

Why drive to North Jersey, New York, or Philadelphia for medical appointments and other medical needs? Soon people in Lakewood, Toms River, Brick, Howell, and the surrounding communities will be able to visit medical professionals and specialists close to their communities.

Long-time Lakewood resident Moshe Shvarzblat, Cedar Bridge Properties LLC, is building two medical arts and professional buildings on Cedar Bridge Avenue, across from Airport Road, Lakewood, right off Exit 89 and the entrance ramp to the Garden State Parkway, to bring more doctors and medical specialists to Lakewood, and to save people time traveling great distances.

After four years of planning, the ground-breaking ceremony recently took place for the first building, an 82,000 square-foot customized medical arts building, designed for health care and wellness, offices, and space for greatly needed doctors and other medical resources. The project is being built by RAY Builders of Lakewood.

Minna Shvarzblat said, “Moshe expects the project to significantly improve the lives of thousands of families over the years by attracting prestigious and expert specialists in the medical arts to the region.”

The ground breaking was attended by members of the Lakewood Industrial Commission (LIC), including Steve Reinman, executive director; Robert Kirschner, chairman; and Thomas Calabro, committee member; Denice Gaffney and Jennifer Shufran, representatives of Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus Foundation; Rabbi Yehuda Kaszirer, executive director of Bikur Cholim of Lakewood; Yehuda Shvarzblat, captain of the Lakewood Volunteer First Aid; and Michael Shvarzblat, agent of commercial real estate finance, Walker & Dunlop, New York.

For more information or questions, including information about leasing opportunities, call the offices of Cedar Bridge Properties at 732-364-7132 or email leasingnow2019@gmail.com

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Lakewood Household Hazardous Waste Day, Sunday, Nov. 11

Posted on November 2, 2018 By

Don’t know what to do with those old cans of paint, thinners, pesticides and other hazardous waste products? Lakewood Township and the Department of Public Works (DPW) is holding a Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Day for residents only, Sunday, November 11 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the DPW, One America Way.  Bring your hazardous waste to the lower yard of the DPW, sign in and see the attendant.

 Here are the acceptable materials that must be in original containers with the exception of oil and gasoline:

Paints and thinners, solvents, pool chemicals, pesticides and herbicides, aerosol

cans, auto products and fluids, cleaning products and polishes, waste oil, used

gasoline, and propane tanks

 Unacceptable materials include:

Radioactive materials, dioxins, infectious wastes (“red bag” wastes), explosives,

ammunition and gun powder, boat flares, and all unknown or unidentified materials

The Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Day for residents is NOT open to businesses and commercial establishments, schools, and municipal and state government agencies.

 

For more information or questions, call 732-905-3405.

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