Ocean County

8th Annual Soulsational Music Festival

Free Community Event For the 8th consecutive year, Music & Wellness will be blissfully joined together at the Soulsational Festival to take place at Veterans Park in Bayville, NJ on July 28, 2018, 11am-8pm. The festival is a free community event featuring live music, local health and wellness businesses and practitioners, giveaways, a silent auction, and lots of opportunities to give back and unite the Jersey Shore community! It is being sponsored and organized by Alternative [...]

Women’s Health Event at Southern Ocean Medical Center

The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders on Oct. 18 proclaimed October as Women’s Health Month in an effort to raise awareness on the importance of taking care of oneself and living a healthy lifestyle. “We need to emphasize how important it is for women to take charge of their health,” said Ocean County Freeholder Virginia E. Haines, liaison to the Ocean County Advisory Commission on the Status of Women. “Women get so caught up [...]

Festivals Abound at the Jersey Shore!

It is part of Jersey Shore tradition to plunge into the Atlantic Ocean, pull crab traps from the Barnegat Bay and challenge our skills at the game stands on famous Jersey boardwalks. “Nostalgia surrounds us here“, states Ocean County Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari, “Our culture is rich with generations of heartfelt memories and deeply-rooted family heritage.” The experience of a Jersey Shore vacation, however, has expanded and evolved.  Travelers are not limited to a spot [...]

Job Fair for Veterans and Their Families

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, along with the Ocean County Workforce Development Board and the Toms River Elks Lodge #1875 will be hosting a job fair for veterans and their families. The job fair is scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 27 at the Elks Lodge, 600 Washington St., here. “With Ocean County being home to over 60,000 veterans, this is a great opportunity for [...]

“Buy Local” Helps Bolster Local Economy

Shop Local, Buy Local Whether you’re looking for that special gift for mom or that hard to buy for aunt, shopping is better and easier when you buy locally. “It’s a simple message that Ocean County promotes throughout the year and especially around the holidays,” said Freeholder Joseph H. Vicari, who serves as liaison to business development. “When you buy local you are helping to support our ‘mom and pop’ establishments. “These are stores located [...]

Ocean County Christmas Tree Lighting

The Lighting of Ocean County's Official Christmas Tree will be December 7th. The Public is invited to join Ocean County officials, Toms River school children, and assorted elves at the annual lighting of the county’s Christmas tree on Wednesday, December 7th at 4:45 p.m. The ceremonies, at the Ocean County Administration Building, 101 Hooper Avenue, will include a performance of holiday classics by the Silver Bay Elementary School Chorus under the direction of Stephanie Higham. [...]

Ocean County Names 2016 Women’s Advocate of the Year

Chief Mission Officer of the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore named as the 2016 Women's Advocate of the Year Bahiyyah Abdullah has been involved with girl scouting for more than 34 years whether as a volunteer or in her current position of chief mission officer for the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore. “She is someone who has had a positive effect on the lives of hundreds if not thousands of girls and women [...]

Ocean County tourism, a $4.6 billion industry

The results of 2015 tourism records in Ocean County Tourists love Ocean County more than ever, with record numbers of visitors spending time, and money, here in 2015. Tourism now injects $4.6 billion into the County's economy, up from $4.3 billion in 2014. "There is no question that tourism is the number one industry in Ocean County," said Freeholder Joseph H. Vicari. "These numbers prove that tourism is not only strong, but is growing." A [...]

Flu Cases on the rise. Free Flu Shots Still Being Offered.

Health officials throughout New Jersey and the United States are seeing increased influenza illness. Locally, the staff of the Monmouth County Health Department is also seeing increased flu activity reporting and they are closely monitoring this year’s flu activity at Monmouth County schools, hospitals and nursing homes. “There are three basic everyday actions that we can all use to protect ourselves and our loved ones from getting the flu,” said Freeholder John P. Curley, liaison [...]

SBA low interest loans for Superstorm Sandy victims

Representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration are currently available at the Ocean County Office of Emergency Management, Route 530, here, to assist residents and business owners affected by Superstorm Sandy. “It’s important that our residents and business owners know this assistance is again available to them,” said Ocean County Freeholder John P. Kelly, Director of Law and Public Safety. “Citizens who continue to need assistance as a result of this storm may be able [...]