Most of what was lost during Superstorm Sandy is replaceable, within a few years. Trees, though - they take much more time. The New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign is delivering 2,000 seedlings for Toms River residents, in an effort to restore the township's greenery.
If you ventured to Seaside Heights for the recent Polar Bear Plunge, then you know the drill. This is really for anyone planning to attend Saturday's Ocean County St. Patrick's Day Parade, who hasn't tried crossing Barnegat Bay from Toms River to Seaside since the Mathis Bridge construction began.
Saturday wasn't giveaway day at Song of the Sea in Beach Haven, but that apparently didn't matter to one shoplifting suspect. Police and the shop's owners hope the surveillance images will lead to an identification.
While there's still about a month left for controlled burns, New Jersey State Forest Fire Service crews are taking advantage of each dry day with low winds to gain progress against potential summer Pinelands wildfires. Today's prescribed burns take place in Stafford and Lacey Townships.
An Ocean County perennial marks its silver anniversary in 2016 - the annual Columbus Day Parade and Italian Festival. Now, who'll lead the 25th annual march in Seaside Heights? Nominations are under way for the parade that leads the event, October 7-9.
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