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Kevin Williams circa 1977
Kevin Williams circa 1977 (Kevin Williams)
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A Throwback Earth Day

Today is Earth Day which will be completely ignored by most and maybe does not quite carry the significance it did when first celebrated in 1970.  It does bring back fond memories of what some of us did to mark the occasion while students at Central Regional High School in the early 70’s. 

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Community Medical Center in Toms River
Community Medical Center in Toms River (barnabashealth.org)
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(Hopefully) Ending a Bad Cycle

The nature of this segment has allowed me to talk about myself and family over the years although certainly that is not the main purpose. 

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OceanFirst Charity Challenge logo
OceanFirst Charity Challenge logo (OceanFirst Bank)
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Charities on a Level Playing Field

Non-profit and charitable organizations are finding it more difficult than ever in these challenging times to raise funds so they can provide badly-needed services.

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A Blockbuster video store
A Blockbuster video store (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Vanishing America

A quote you often hear is “the only constant in life is change” and it’s never been more accurate than today.

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Dianne DeOliveira crosses the finish line of the Barnabas Health BlueClaws 5K Run in the Park
Dianne DeOliveira crosses the finish line of the Barnabas Health BlueClaws 5K Run in the Park (Lakewood BlueClaws)
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The Thrill of Victory

I’m sure many of you got to enjoy the first really nice weekend of spring but yours truly did not. 

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Young BlueClaws fans
Young BlueClaws fans (Townsquare Media NJ)
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13 Years of Baseball with a Bite

It is hard to believe it’s been 13 years since the BlueClaws made their Lakewood debut in April of 2001. 

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Frederick Fritz Rolle III
Frederick Fritz Rolle III (Rolle Family)
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Plotting a Future, Remembering a Past

Going to bounce around a bit today.

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Field at FirstEnergy Park
Field at FirstEnergy Park, home of the Lakewood BlueClaws (Facebook via Jersey Shore Hurricane News)
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“Play Ball” on the Big Screen

If you want to start an argument all you have to do is put out a list of the best all-time anything because surely more will disagree then agree with you. 

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Kevin Williams with his daughter Alex and wife Jane at Kappa Delta's parents weekend at Penn State
Kevin Williams with his daughter Alex and wife Jane at Kappa Delta's parents weekend at Penn State (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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The Countdown to Graduation Begins


After being down for the count last week with a head cold I was able to bounce back for my daughter’s Kappa Delta parent’s weekend at Penn State.

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Kevin toasts his new favorite baseball team
Kevin toasts his new favorite baseball team (Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media)
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Tapped Out on April Fools’ Day

On a day when I’ve done some really creative segments over the years I’m basically just going to mail it in. 

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Mark Leiter Jr.
Mark Leiter Jr. (Lakewood BlueClaws)
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Opening Day Traditions Corrupted by Greed

Whether you’re a big fan or not certainly we can agree that baseball of all the major pro sports is one steeped in tradition and was part of the fabric of America long before football, basketball and hockey. 

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Barnegat boys coach Erik Mazur and Raritan’s Dennis Caruano accepting the Gerry White Sportsmanship Award banners
Barnegat boys coach Erik Mazur and Raritan’s Dennis Caruano accepting the Gerry White Sportsmanship Award banners (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Honoring the Referees

The men and women who wear black and white stripes held their annual banquet last night at The Breakers in Spring Lake. 

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