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Huddy Park in Toms River after Monday's snow
Huddy Park in Toms River after Monday's snow (Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ)
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A White St. Patrick’s Day

It seems appropriate that during a winter that does not want to end we had a white St. Patrick’s Day which resulted in many school closings in Ocean County. 

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Revellers Gather To Celebrate Saint Patrick's Day In Indonesia
Revellers Gather To Celebrate Saint Patrick's Day In Indonesia (Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images)
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What Being Irish Really Means

It’s a tradition unlike any other, and no I am not referring to the Masters on CBS but rather my annual St. Patrick’s Day ditty about what being Irish really means.

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End of the Road for Point Beach

The outstanding two-year run by the Point Pleasant Beach boy’s basketball team came to a sudden and unexpected end last night in the NJSIAA Group 1 semifinals. 

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(Shaun Heasley/Getty Images)
(Shaun Heasley/Getty Images)
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Talking the Talk But Not Walking the Walk

We truly have become a society that in many cases talks the talk but does not walk the walk. 

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Celebrating Point Beach's win on the court
Celebrating Point Beach's win on the court (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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A High School Sports Dynasty in Point Beach

The Few. The Proud. The Beach! 

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Along the Seasode Heights St. Patricks Day Parade route
Along the Seasode Heights St. Patricks Day Parade route (Matthew White, Townsquare Media NJ)
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More Signs of Spring

Random notes and thoughts on the first weekday under Daylight Savings Time in which sunset is not until 6:58 so the days are clearly getting longer. 

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Mike Gesicki and his sister Ashley
Mike Gesicki and his sister Ashley (Southern Regional)
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Wrestling Invades AC; A Milestone for Mike

High school wrestling fans from all over New Jersey will invade Atlantic City this weekend for the NJSIAA Individual Championships which begin tonight at Boardwalk Hall. 

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An Indonesian Catholic man prays during the Ash Wednesday ceremony at Roh Kudus Church in Surabaya, Indonesia
An Indonesian Catholic man prays during the Ash Wednesday ceremony at Roh Kudus Church in Surabaya, Indonesia (Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images)
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A Mix of Subjects

A little of this and a little of that on a Thursday.

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(L-R) Rachel Canning, her attorney and parents in family court
(L-R) Rachel Canning, her attorney and parents in family court (CBS New York)
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House Rules Go to Court

At some point your grandparents probably said it to your parents who in turn said it to you and it came full circle when in the heat of the moment you uttered those famous words to your own children….”if you want to live under my roof you will play by my rules.” 

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(Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Spring Classes for Men

I’m a big believer that one of the things we don’t do well is accept the fact that men and women are different and that there is nothing wrong with that. 

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Snow in downtown Toms River
Snow in downtown Toms River (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Walking in a March Wonderland

The winter that just won’t end continues and for maybe the only time over the last couple of months it’s South Jersey who will take a bigger hit then the northern part of the state. 

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Players of the game (L) Louie Pillari from CBA and Point Beach's Noah Yates
Players of the game (L) Louie Pillari from CBA and Point Beach's Noah Yates (Brad Burascano, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Point Beach, CBA to Meet in Boys SCT Final

To me without a doubt the Shore Conference Basketball Tournament is the highlight of the hoops season and it’s obvious I’m not alone because regardless of who is playing the crowds pack the house, especially for the semifinals and finals.

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