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Belmar Beach on Sunday
Belmar Beach on Sunday (@belmarmayormatt via Twitter)
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Suggested Additions to the Ten Commandments of the Beach

As always my annual list of the Ten Commandments of the Beach garnered its fair share of attention and feedback. 

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The beach in Seaside Park
The beach in Seaside Park (Jane Williams)
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The Ten Commandments of the Beach

It’s as much a part of summer as pizza on the boardwalk, enjoying a cocktail at a patio bar, the ice cream truck in your neighborhood and kids jumping in a pool.

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Phil Faccone
Phil Faccone (Phil Faccone)
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Walking, Talking and Crossing But Not Paying Attention

I have a problem with some pedestrians. Is it me or have any of you noticed that many walkers purposely take their time crossing a road in front of waiting traffic?

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(L-R) Brick Athletic Director Hank Handchen, Nicholas Matteo and Kristianna Kawa recipients of the Jack Martin Scholarship and and Larson Ford founder Paul Larson Sr.
(L-R) Brick Athletic Director Hank Handchen, Nicholas Matteo and Kristianna Kawa recipients of the Jack Martin Scholarship and and Larson Ford founder Paul Larson Sr. (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Recognizing excellence in Ocean County

Tuesday was a pretty good day for Harry VanWagenen as the Point Pleasant Borough High School senior was randomly selected as the recipient of this year’s WOBM/Gateway Toyota Student of the Week scholarship.

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Kevin randomly pulls the name of the Student of the Week scholarship winner
Kevin randomly pulls the name of the Student of the Week scholarship winner (Sue Moll, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Honoring Ocean County’s ‘Magnificent 38′

The group includes six valedictorians and four salutatorians, outstanding athletes, talented musicians and singers, school and community leaders and on and on. They are the 38 young men and women who have been honored during this school year as WOBM/Gateway Toyota Students of the Week.

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Tent on the beach in Seaside Heights for the "Gentlemen of the Road" stopover
Tent on the beach in Seaside Heights for the "Gentlemen of the Road" stopover (Ocean County Sheriff's Dept)
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Seaside Heights’ ‘Stopover’ a Success

Last week I said Seaside Heights officials were rolling the dice a bit by hosting a weekend music festival as ambitious as the “Gentlemen of the Road Stopover” featuring Mumford & Sons which took over the town for several days. I’m glad to report that they did not crap out but rather rolled a 7 as by most accounts the weekend was a smashing success.

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Outside Grog’s Surf Palace
Outside Grog’s Surf Palace (Chris Mesanko
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Memories of Surfing in Seaside Heights

My surfing career lasted just a few weeks but I have been around the sport most of my life having grown up in Seaside Heights.

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The stage being prepared tor the Gentlemen of the Road Stopover in Seaside Heights
The stage being prepared tor the Gentlemen of the Road Stopover in Seaside Heights (Seaside Heights)
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‘Gentlemen’ Make a Stopover in Seaside Heights

Despite rumors to the contrary Seaside Heights will not be closed to the public this weekend although if you don’t live or work there OR are not attending a huge two-day music festival you might want to head elsewhere. 

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(L-R) Kevin Williams, Jim Hibbs and Joe Arminio at Tuesday nights Phllies-Reds game
(L-R) Kevin Williams, Jim Hibbs and Joe Arminio at Tuesday nights Phllies-Reds game (Ed Sarluca)
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Red, White and Brew and Todd Frazier Too

From a standpoint of the weather it would have been better to welcome the summer season last week but tonight the Community Medical Center Foundation will hold its 10th Annual Red, White & Brew Kick Off the Summer wine tasting event at the Toms River Country Club.

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A blank slate for the day's Hometown View
A blank slate for the day's Hometown View (Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ)
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So many words, so early in the morning

There are days in which I find myself in search of a topic or topics to fill this valuable 150 second segment and today just happens to be one of them.

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Kevin's wife Jane and daughter Alex at Water Street Grill in Toms River
Kevin's wife Jane and daughter Alex at Water Street Grill in Toms River (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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One Step Closer to Summer

Random thoughts and notes as we begin the month of June.

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Stacy Lewis
Stacy Lewis (LPGA)
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A Classic Returns to South Jersey

For local golf fans this weekend is a chance to see most of the top female players in the world as the ShopRite LPGA Classic tees off this morning on the Bay Course at Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club in Galloway

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