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A bag of leftover Halloween candy
A bag of leftover Halloween candy (Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ)
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‘Halloween is celebrated on October 31′ and Other Statements I Don’t Regret

I have learned that if you want to tick off at least half the public then question why the annual Toms River Halloween Parade is held on Halloween which forces trick or treating the day before in Toms River, Beachwood, Pine Beach, South Toms River and Ocean Gate.

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Beachwood Police hand out Halloween candy
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Two Day Halloween in Toms River

Today is the final day of October which is better known as Halloween which means trick or treating. Well not quite. It is trick or treating for the entire country except for Toms River and some of the surrounding towns which hosted that part of the holiday yesterday.

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Toms River North QB Mike Husni running into the endzone for a touchdown during the 2015 North/South matchup
Toms River North QB Mike Husni running into the endzone for a touchdown during the 2015 North/South matchup (Heather Laing Photography)
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North vs. South: Civil War in Toms River

The 45th edition of what is commonly called the “Civil War” will take place tonight on the football field at Toms River North as the Mariners look to continue their recent domination over crosstown rival Toms River South.

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(Jennifer Goodwin)
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Mom Turns Author in Recovery from Breast Cancer

Toms River Intermediate South teacher Jennifer Goodwin found a good way to make light of things during her recovery from breast cancer surgery: she began writing a book.

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A simple act of kindness can pay dividends to help the healing begin.
A simple act of kindness can pay dividends to help the healing begin. (Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Let The Healing Begin: Here’s How

I want to follow up on yesterday’s segment about how small gestures of kindness can make such a big difference. I received a lot of feedback from listeners and readers about suggestions like opening the door for others or showing courtesy for other drivers on the roadways. It’s those little things that are often greatly appreciated.

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Demonstrating an act of kindness
Demonstrating an act of kindness (Brad Burascano, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Let the Healing Begin with Random Acts of Kindness

Kidding around Monday with a co-worker I said we should start a “let the healing begin” movement after the presidential election.

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(Chip LaBarca)
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Happy Valley and Toms River North on Cloud 9

Random notes and thoughts following a weekend that started off feeling like summer and ended very much fall-like:

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Middletown/TR North poster
Middletown South/Toms River North poster (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Winning Streaks On The Line

There’s no doubt tonight’s football game between Toms River North and Middletown South is big, especially to the players and coaches and all of those associated with the football programs and the schools themselves.

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Las Vegas Prepares For Final Presidential Debate
Lighting technicians adjust lighting on the lecterns to be used by Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on the set of the final presidential debate at the University of Las Vegas (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Will Round 3 Bring a Knockout?

One of the final acts of this year’s presidential circus will play out tonight in Las Vegas when Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off in the last of three debates.

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(Photo provided to Townsquare Media NJ)
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Swimming and Cycling for Fran Wallach

13-year old Ryan Dean took on a special project tied in with the recent celebration of his Bar Mitzvah. This Sunday he hopes it will result in a successful fundraiser for a cause that is near and dear to him.

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Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants removes his helmet and draws a penalty after scoring the go ahead touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth quarter
Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants removes his helmet and draws a penalty after scoring the go ahead touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth quarter (Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Letting Beckham Be Beckham & Other Thoughts

Random notes and thoughts following a truly spectacular mid-October weekend with more nice weather on tap for the next few days

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Poster for the Soul Kitchen Chili Cook-off
Poster for the Soul Kitchen Chili Cook-off (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Calling All First Responder Chili Chefs

It was two weeks ago that I told you about the JBJ Soul Kitchen which is part of the B.E.A.T. Center on Hooper Avenue in Toms River. The community restaurant serves paying customers and those who are in-need and it’s open for dinner Wednesday through Saturday and serves a Sunday brunch.

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