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North Avenue beach in Seaside Park on Tuesday morning
North Avenue beach in Seaside Park on Tuesday morning (Jane Williams)
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The End of Summer Means the Start of Football Season

We all know that Labor Day marks both an end and a beginning and that is certainly the case when it comes to sports right here in the shore area.

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Community Medical Center in Toms River
Community Medical Center in Toms River (barnabashealth.org)
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A Good For You Guys’ Night Out

In general terms men seem to pay less attention to their health then women. Maybe it’s some kind of macho thing but a lot of men do whatever they can to avoid visits to the doctor, especially when they are feeling okay.

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Lucky Strike Bowling Alley in Hollywood
Lucky Strike Bowling Alley in Hollywood (Mike Windle/Getty Images for Interscope Records)
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Inventions men need to be created now

Every couple of months I like to “borrow” something from Men’s Health, a magazine I subscribe to but often have trouble relating to. This month’s
“Guy List” was a feature on inventions we need NOW. I’ve selected my ten favorites:

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Doug Maday is congratulated by a fellow swimmer in Seaside Heights
Doug Maday is congratulated by a fellow swimmer in Seaside Heights (6 ABC)
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A Beginning and an End

Happy September, although for many the 1st day of the month is nothing to celebrate as it marks the end. Of course it also marks a beginning.

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Kevin Williams sits on the beach in Seaside Park
Kevin Williams sits on the beach in Seaside Park (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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The Unofficial End of Summer is Here

Random thoughts and notes on the final day of August which in itself is a topic of discussion.

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Kyle Flood
Kyle Flood (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Unwanted Attention for Rutgers

The last thing Rutgers needs is any negative publicity but news out of Piscataway Tuesday indicates they are going to have to deal with some.

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The view from the seats with the Mets' David Wright at the plate at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia
The view from the seats with the Mets' David Wright at the plate at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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The Mets Home Away from Home

There were a couple of periods when as a Mets fan from the shore watching them play in Philadelphia was nearly as good as a home game at Shea Stadium.

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Doug Maday
Doug Maday (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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A Year Long Dip in the Ocean

On September 1, 2014 Doug Maday took a dip in the Atlantic Ocean off of Seaside Park. No big deal, he was certainly not alone on what was Labor Day Monday, the unofficial end of summer at the Jersey Shore. But for him it was not the end but rather the beginning.

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The new stands at Toms River South's Detweiler Stadium
The new stands at Toms River South's Detweiler Stadium (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Charm Returns to Detweiler Stadium

There is little argument that Detweiler Stadium at Toms River High School South provides the best overall atmosphere for a football game anywhere at the shore.

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The Toms River East football team practices for the upcoming season
The Toms River East football team practices for the upcoming season (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Gearing Up for Football Season

Our Shore Sports Network is gearing up for the high school football season with our first previews now appearing on shoresportsnetwork.com

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Meryl Streep and Rick Springfield
Meryl Streep and Rick Springfield (Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
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Two Chris’ and a Meryl

From Chris Christie to Chris Singleton, some left field comments this morning.

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Toms River North graduate Stephanie Rogers (L) and her mom Sue enjoy dinner near Waynesburg University
Toms River North graduate Stephanie Rogers (L) and her mom Sue enjoy dinner near Waynesburg University (Tripp Rogers)
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The Signs of Summer’s Wind Down

It is a true time of transition when it comes to the calendar. Officially we still have another five weeks of summer and most of us feel that September is the best month to live at the Jersey Shore. However in truth summer is winding down and signs of that are everywhere.

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