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Kevin Williams and his office fan
Kevin Williams and his office fan (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Keeping Cool at the Office

After a spring that didn’t really arrive until very late we are clearly in summer mode and before long I’m sure people will be complaining about the heat even though they promised in April they would not do so.

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Kevin Williams prepares to cut the ribbon at the rebranding of the salon at JC Penney in the Ocean County Mall
Kevin Williams prepares to cut the ribbon at the rebranding of the salon at JC Penney in the Ocean County Mall (Townsquare Media NJ)
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First Time Ribbon Cutting Done With Style

A little of this and a little of that following a perfect ten weekend at the Jersey Shore:

Toms River Mayor Tom Kelaher estimates he’s done well over 200 ribbon-cutting ceremonies during his tenure, including a pair on Friday, one of which I was involved in...

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Cover of the NJBA convention cover
Cover of the NJBA convention cover (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Disappointment in Atlantic City

Usually when people leave Atlantic City with disappointment on their face it’s because the cards, dice or roulette ball did not work in their favor. However my 24-hour trip there ended late yesterday afternoon with a slightly different kind of disappointment, one that I got over pretty quickly.

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Overrated Things, Words and Phrases

A wise man once said you are never along in your thoughts no matter what they are. Since in today’s world it’s obvious some people have really bizarre thoughts I might not agree as easily with that as say 20-30 years ago but I get the point.

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Kevin Williams spending Father's Day at the beach with daughter Alex and son Brandon
Kevin Williams spending Father's Day at the beach with daughter Alex and son Brandon (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Father’s Day On The Beach

For me spending Father’s Day on the beach with my two children is about as good as it gets and while I miss my father greatly I know he’d be happy that I was with Brandon and Alex.

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Sign with the rules of the North Ave Beach in Seaside Park
Sign with the rules of the North Ave Beach in Seaside Park (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Ten Beach Commandments: 2016 edition

It is that one day each June when I share the rules that should apply when it comes to beach behavior and etiquette.

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Jack Martin Scholarship winners Jake Scott & Kelsey Jones with Hank Handchen (left) and Paul Larson, Jr
Jack Martin Scholarship winners Jake Scott & Kelsey Jones with Hank Handchen (left) and Paul Larson, Jr (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Congrats to Ocean County’s High School Graduates

The familiar sounds of “Pomp and Circumstance” or “The Graduation March” will be heard on an almost daily basis over the next week as high schools in Ocean County host ceremonies for their graduating seniors.

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Part of a memorial is seen setup in front the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts for the victims of the Pulse gay nightclub shooting
Part of a memorial is seen setup in front the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts for the victims of the Pulse gay nightclub shooting (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Shock and Horror in Orlando

While shocking and horrifying Sunday’s mass shooting at a nightclub in Orlando, is something most of us will likely forget very quickly. That might sound cold and callous but it’s not meant to be as we simply have become hardened to news like this.

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Brandon proposed to Jill
(Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Congratulations to Jill and Brandon!

I’m at a point in my life where my greatest joy comes with the accomplishments of my children.This past weekend the life of my son Brandon changed forever when he got engaged to Jill Martino.

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Jason Groome
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Ocean County Sends Two to the Big Leagues

For the first time ever two Shore Conference players were selected in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft and in the case of one of them he was picked by his favorite team.

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Donovan Catholic's Alyssa Wilson
(Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Record Setting Meet of Champions

I’m not much of a track and field guy, not because I don’t admire the athletic talents of the competitors but because it’s not a great spectator sport.
With that said I attended Wednesday’s NJSIAA Meet of Champions for two reasons, it was nearby at Central Regional High School and I wanted to see Donovan Catholic’s Alyssa Wilson perform in person. I was not disappointed.

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Donovan Catholic girls softball team at Stockton University after topping Notre Dame for the Non-Public South “A” championship
Donovan Catholic girls softball team at Stockton University after topping Notre Dame for the Non-Public South “A” championship (Joe Gomulka)
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Nelson, Pagano Lead Griffins to Championship

To me Lindsey Nelson was the longtime play-by-play voice of the New York Mets, calling their games in the 60s and 70s as part of a Hall of Fame career. However at Donovan Catholic High School Lindsay Nelson (first name spelled with an a and not an e) is the freshman softball pitcher who yesterday led the Griffins to a 3-1 victory over Notre Dame in the Non-Public South “A” championship game at Stockton University.

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