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Todd Durkin
Todd Durkin (Todd Durkin)
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Todd Durkin Lends Strength to Relay for Life

It was back in April that I introduced or for some of you re-introduced Brick's Todd Durkin via the Hometown View because he was among the ten trainers set to compete in STRONG, a new NBC competition show that would air for ten episodes on Thursday evening.

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Kevin and Varacchi from 105.7 The Hawk at Smuggler’s Quay at Casino Pier (Brad Burascano, Townsquare Media NJ)
Kevin and Varacchi from 105.7 The Hawk at Smuggler’s Quay at Casino Pier (Brad Burascano, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Mini Golf Tournament Tees Off at Smuggler’s Quay

I’ve always loved to play miniature golf and without question my favorite course was Smuggler’s Quay Adventure Golf which was located on Central Avenue between Grant & Sherman in Seaside Heights. The official grand opening of the new Smuggler’s Quay is this Saturday with a Mini Golf Tournament to benefit Ocean of Love.

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Brian Oehme
Brian Oehme (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Green Dragon, Ranger and Oehme Strong

Brian Oehme was a pretty good basketball player at Brick Township High School, a 6’4 forward who started for three seasons, graduated last June and played for Drew University . With three of the team’s four leading scorers graduating it would appear that Oehme would have a great opportunity to contribute even more next year but there is something blocking his immediate basketball future: cancer.

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Sign at Kevin's 60th birthday party (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
Sign at Kevin's 60th birthday party (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Better Late Than Never: Celebrating 60

As you get older you learn to appreciate special moments and occasions more then you did in your younger days when you assumed life was just filled with them.

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Former NYPD Commissioner Commissioner Bernard Kerik with Kevin Williams
Former NYPD Commissioner Commissioner Bernard Kerik with Kevin Williams (Townsquare Media NJ)
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50 Cent Apologizes With His Wallet

Kudos to the Stephens Family who owns and operates Gerard’s Wines & Spirits on Bridge Avenue in Point Pleasant. Joe Stephens Jr. and his dad Joe pulled the plug after 50 Cent (a/k/a Curtis Jackson) posted a video in which he was mocking a young airport worker and accusing him of being drunk or high.

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The summer tents go up in Ocean Grove under cloudy skies.
The summer tents go up in Ocean Grove under cloudy skies. (Bud McCormick)
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Spring, where art thou?

Bouncing around a bit on Cinco de Mayo which feels more like Cinco de Marzo.

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks during his election night watch party at the Crowne Plaza Downtown Union Station in Indianapolis ( Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks during his election night watch party at the Crowne Plaza Downtown Union Station in Indianapolis ( Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Cruz Throws In the Towel on Presidential Campaign

If you like to collect memorabilia you might want to jump on EBay and buy one of those Cruz/Fiorina bumper stickers for just $3.49 because not too many made it on cars anywhere.

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Freehold native and former Indianapolis Colt Darrell Reid
Freehold native and former Indianapolis Colt Darrell Reid (picture provided to Townsquare Media NJ)
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Honoring the Shore’s Hometown Heroes

Hometown Heroes will hold its 6th Annual Gala and Awards Dinner on Thursday night at the Crystal Point Yacht Club and after a one-year hiatus I will be back in the saddle as the Master of Ceremonies.

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Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees walks into the clubhouse
Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees walks into the clubhouse (Elsa/Getty Images)
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The Sandman Cometh To Help a Shore Charity

Until a few weeks ago I had never heard of the Restoration Family Worship Center which was founded in 1994 and operates in Howell under the direction of Senior Pastor, Rev. Glenn J. Wilson.

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Lakewood High School Athletic Hall of Fame logo
Lakewood High School Athletic Hall of Fame logo (Lakewood High School Athletic Hall of Fame)
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New Members for the Lakewood High School Athletic Hall of Fame

Lakewood High School will hold its annual Hall of Fame Induction Dinner this Sunday at Woodlake Country Club beginning at 12 noon.

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(L-R) Joe & Darlene Gomulka, Jane WIlliams and Kevin
(L-R) Joe & Darlene Gomulka, Jane WIlliams and Kevin (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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A Ton of Bricks: The End of Vacation

The end of a vacation is not subtle and hits you like a ton of bricks.For me it came at 3:21 this morning when the sound of an alarm clock woke me from a deep sleep.

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The northbound Garden State Parkway at the Driscoll Bridge
The northbound Garden State Parkway at the Driscoll Bridge (Lakewood Scoop)
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The Frustration of Keeping Right to Except to Pass

I could talk about driving pet peeves for days but one that frustrates more drivers than any other has to be those that ignore the age-old rule, “keep right except to pass.” Another simple way to describe this as those SOB’s who refuse to vacate the left lane and frustrate the heck out of the rest of us.

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