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Crosswalk sign
Crosswalk sign sign in downtown Toms River (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Confusion at the Crosswalk

We all have our pet peeves and some of us (including yours truly) could come up with a very long list. I don’t know where it would be on my list but clearly somewhere at the top would be rude pedestrians.

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Annie Mumolo, Kathryn Hahn and Mila Kunis
(L-R) Annie Mumolo, Kathryn Hahn and Mila Kunis (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
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A Weekend Off The Beach

A little of this and a little of that on August 1st which has always been one of my least favorite days on the calendar because it’s a reminder that summer days and nights will soon be but a memory.

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Democratic National Convention: Day Four
Hillary Clinton and her daughter Chelsea Clinton embrace at the Democratic National Convention (Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)
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Voting For The Lesser of Two Evils

The conventions are over and the race for the White House between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump has officially begun and most Americans will likely cast their ballot for the lesser of two evils.

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Kevin and his kids Brandon and Alex and wife Jane on the North River Lobster Company’s floating lobster shack
Kevin and his kids Brandon and Alex and wife Jane on the North River Lobster Company’s floating lobster shack (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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3:27 a.m.: The Time Vacation Comes To An End

My brief summer vacation ended at 3:27 this morning when the annoying buzzer of my alarm clock went off. It’s ironic because for those of us who get up early maybe the best part of vacation is not setting an alarm.

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The Kevin Williams 35th Wedding and 37th WOBM Anniversary Extravaganza Celebration
(Brad Burascano, Townssquare Media NJ)
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The Kevin Williams 35th Wedding and 37th WOBM Anniversary Extravaganza Celebration

Going to take a few days off during which time it looks like we will have an official heat wave. No special plans during my time off with the exception of Monday when my wife and I will celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. next week will also mark my 37th anniversary at WOBM and clearly there will be no celebration because frankly who celebrates a 37 year work anniversary.

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Pokeman Go players on Robbins Street in Toms River at 3 a.m. and 12 noon
Pokeman Go players on Robbins Street in Toms River at 3 a.m. and 12 noon (Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Kevin Speaks on the Important Issues of the Day

Nobody has asked my opinion but if they did I will tell them...

These are scary times throughout our nation and world and while much of the talk is about terrorism it seems like more should be focused on mental health, or lack of it...

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Kevin Williams in his "happy place" at the beach in Seaside Park
Kevin Williams in his "happy place" at the beach in Seaside Park (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Kevin’s Happy Place In The Sand

As I have gotten older my infatuation with the beach has grown as it has a grip on me that I really can’t explain

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Jason Groome
(Mark Brown, B51 Photography)
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Jason Groome is Boston-bound ( by way of Fort Myers)

Next stop for Jason Groome could be Fort Myers, Florida the home of the Boston Red Sox rookie league team. The 17-year old recent Barnegat High School graduate was in Boston Thursday when word came that he and the Red Sox had agreed on a contract that would pay him a signing bonus of $3.65 million. Not bad for a teenager.

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Holbrook Little League All-Stars after winning the District 18 Tournament
Holbrook Little League All-Stars after winning the District 18 Tournament (Townsquare Media NJ)
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The Double Life of Dr. Ditchkus

As William “Bill” Ditchkus juggles two jobs during the summer the Holbrook Little League All-Stars won take another step on the road to Williamsport.

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Todd Frazier of the Chicago White Sox competes during the T-Mobile Home Run Derby at Petco Park in San Diego
(Harry How/Getty Images)
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A Good Day for Ocean County Sports

Three local sports notes make up today’s segment: Todd Frazier at Monday’s Home Run Derby, the path to the Little League World Series and Nyquist comes to Monmouth Park.

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Dawn Sullivan (left) and Jane Williams volunteering as waitresses Sunday at the JBJ Soul Kitchen
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Protests, home runs and volunteering

This past weekend was filled with protests, memorials, debates, unifying church services and more as our nation comes to grips with the reality there are serious racial issues, especially when it comes to relationships with police in metropolitan and urban areas.

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Dallas police work near the scene where eleven Dallas police officers were shot
Dallas police work near the scene where eleven Dallas police officers were shot (Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)
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Senseless Shooting in Dallas

We’d be foolish to think racism does not exist all across our country and we are now at a point where what divides us seems to be more paramount than what unites us...

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