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Donovan Catholic head football coach Dan Duddy on the Thursday Night High School Football Show
Donovan Catholic head football coach Dan Duddy on the Thursday Night High School Football Show (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Let The Football Games Begin

On what is a solemn day to remember throughout America we also celebrate the first full weekend of high school football in New Jersey, a game that in the best of times can bring schools and even communities together.  Of course as evidenced by what happened last year in Sayreville it can also tear them apart.

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Rowan County Clerk of Courts Kim Davis (R) stands with Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee (L) in front of the Carter County Detention Center
Rowan County Clerk of Courts Kim Davis (R) stands with Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee (L) in front of the Carter County Detention Center (Ty Wright/Getty Images)
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The Responsibility To Do Your Job

Let me tell how much I deplore the fact that religion seems to becoming more and more of a political issue when it should be less and less.

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Kirk Nieuwenhuis #9 of the New York Mets celebrates with Yoenis Cespedes #52 and Curtis Granderson #3 after an 8-7 victory against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park
Kirk Nieuwenhuis #9 of the New York Mets celebrates with Yoenis Cespedes #52 and Curtis Granderson #3 after an 8-7 victory against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park (Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
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Welcome Back to the Fall Routine

A belated welcome back to those who may not be with me during the summer because their schedule changes with schools closed. Teachers, bus drivers, school support staff and of course parents, it’s good to have you back and I hope you had a good recess (do they still call it that?).

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Kevin relaxes on the beach in Seaside Park
Kevin relaxes on the beach in Seaside Park (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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266 Days until Memorial Day

Memorial Day signaled a beginning and 105 days later Labor Day closed the books on what was truly a spectacular summer at the shore,and yes I know how great the month of September can be.

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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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