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From left to right in photo – Jeff Levine, Regional Vehicle Supply Manager Toyota Motor Sales USA, Rick Cardwell, General manager Gateway Toyota, Heidi Hartmann, Oceans Harbor House and Brian Palmer, Product Manager Toyota Financial Services
From left to right in photo – Jeff Levine, Regional Vehicle Supply Manager Toyota Motor Sales USA, Rick Cardwell, General manager Gateway Toyota, Heidi Hartmann, Oceans Harbor House and Brian Palmer, Product Manager Toyota Financial Services (Townsquare Media)
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A Winter Tradition Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

For all but one week out of the year there is no real buzz over what appears on the cover of Sports Illustrated except for those who believe there is a jinx associated with it. 

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Valentine's Day ballons
Valentine's Day ballons (Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)
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Today is Not Just Friday.

Considering that we’ve been preoccupied with the weather if you ask the average person what today is their likely response would be “Friday.”  That is right,and wrong and it could prove fatal to relationships.

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Francis Duddy and his parents Dan and Maura
Francis Duddy and his parents Dan and Maura (Tommy Farrell)
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A Long Line to Say Goodbye

If you drove by St. Joseph’s Church on Hooper Avenue in Toms River late yesterday afternoon or early in the evening you probably noticed a long line of people outside trying to get inside. 

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Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln

As we wait for another winter storm led me bounce around a bit on what is the 205th birthday of President Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States:

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Kevin's son Brandon in Sochi for the Winter Olympics
Kevin's son Brandon in Sochi for the Winter Olympics (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Winter Olympics in Spring-Like Temperatures

I don’t know how good a location New Jersey was for the recently-played Super Bowl but it might serve as a more ideal location for the Winter Olympics then Sochi.  

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"The Wall" team who plunged in the name of the Penkethman/Sprengel Families at the Valentine's Plunge (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
"The Wall" team who plunged in the name of the Penkethman/Sprengel Families at the Valentine's Plunge (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Tragedies Sadly Come in Threes

 

We’ve all heard and maybe even used the quote “bad things come in threes” at some point. 

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John Lennon (1940 - 1980), Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, from left to right, enjoy a few moments away from the screaming fans when police smuggled them out of the side door of their hotel for a visit to New York's Central Park.
John Lennon (1940 - 1980), Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, from left to right, enjoy a few moments away from the screaming fans when police smuggled them out of the side door of their hotel for a visit to New York's Central Park. (Keystone/Getty Images)
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Hello Beatles, Goodbye Jay

A little of this and a little of that on the 50th anniversary of The Beatles arriving in the United States.

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Debbie Panecki (R) and Linda Kelshaw
Debbie Panecki (R) and Linda Kelshaw (Love for Debbie Panecki)
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Showing Love for Debbie Panecki

There are not enough days of the week to promote all the fundraising efforts that are taking place for organizations and individuals and of course those involved feel like theirs is the most important. And it is to them. 

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Brick High School's ice hockey team celebrates coach Bob Auriemma's 700th win
Brick High School's ice hockey team celebrates coach Bob Auriemma's 700th win (Rick Handchen)
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A Day for Reaching Milestones

Random notes and thoughts on a Wednesday morning, a morning in which I wish we had a delayed opening.

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A snowplow in Lakewood
A snowplow in Lakewood (TheLakewoodScoop.com)
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Thoughts for a Transitonal Tuesday

Some Tuesday morning notes and thoughts.

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The Vince Lombardi Trophy and helmets for the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks
The Vince Lombardi Trophy and helmets for the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Super Sunday is Here

Sunday’s football game in New Jersey is called the Super Bowl. That is unless you are promoting it for some commercial advantage in which case it’s the “Big Game” which might be as stupid a title as you can get.

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Russell Brownley, DP, Catherine Brabec, Director, Nic McLean and Joshua Colegrove, cinematographers, with the surfers
Russell Brownley, DP, Catherine Brabec, Director, Nic McLean and Joshua Colegrove, cinematographers, with the surfers (Used with permission from Greg Mesanko)
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A Life Outside Focuses On Seaside Surfers

Growing up in Seaside Heights I was always around surfing even if I wasn’t one myself. 

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