Monday, May 20, 2013
Years of youtube videos show amiable surfing conditions
Surfing is a year-round activity near Manasquan, as surfers brave both wintery waves and summer crowds to ride the crests. But with Memorial Day approaching, we thought it a good time to celebrate surfing the Manasquan oceanfront. We've compiled this gallery of YouTube videos of surfers throughout the years. If it doesn't inspire you to grab your board, we don't know what will.
Friday, May 17, 2013
National Safe Boating Week begins Saturday
National Safe Boating Week kicks off Saturday, May 18, and Patch caught up with the folks at U.S. Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet for some tips as we enter the Shore's first boating season since Superstorm Sandy.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Hall of Fame dinner for Beach and Boro players to be at White Sands
The Point Pleasant Beach Little League is holding its annual Hall of Fame Dinner at Finestre at the White Sands Oceanfront Resort and Spa, 1205 Ocean Ave., Point Beach, from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday. The Little League, consisting of players from Point Beach and Point Borough, will be honored along with Nick Allegretta and Weisleder Auto. Tickets are $45 per person or $400 for a reserved table of 10. The ticket price includes a dinner buffet, dessert and unlimited soda, wine and beer. There will be an additional cash charge for all other alcoholic beverages. Live entertainment will include local comedian Ryan Maher and a DJ and there will also be an auction and a raffle. Please contact Valerie Ryan at email@example.com or at (732) 239-…
Monday, May 13, 2013
Local team on three game roll
After winning the last three of a four game set at the Greensboro Grasshoppers the Lakewood BlueClaws will be looking to build on their success when they return home to First Energy Park for a seven game home stand. The Delmarva Shore Birds will be their first guests for a three game series with tonight's first pitch set for 6:35 p.m. The first 2000 fans through the gates will get a BlueClaws All-Star poster and it is also one of five Scout Nights at the ballpark. As with every Monday home game it is also a kids eat free night at the park. If the seats at the stadium are too hard for you, the first 2000 fans at Tuesday's game will get seat cushions. It is also a Senior Day Tuesday when all seniors eat free and there is also baseball …
Kevin Lasko to compete in Spartan Death Race in June
Point Pleasant native Kevin Lasko will be among world-class athletes competing in an elite obstacle race in Vermont in June. Lasko had lived in the Borough from 1981, when he was born, until 1999. His father, Jerry Lasko, lives on Oakewood Road in Point Borough and his mother, Joann Lasko, lives in Toms River. Lasko left the Borough to attend Culinary School and is executive chef at Park Avenue Spring, owned by Fourth Wall Restaurants, in New York City. Now he's preparing to compete in the Spartan Death Race, a 60 hour, 50 mile obstacle race in Pittsfield, VT. "Competitors can only participate via invitation, and the group of highly elite athletes are culled from around the world," said Katie Stiles who works with Lasko. Lasko has also …
Friday, May 10, 2013
FISHING FRIDAY: Blues swarming local waterways
It's funny what leads to some of our favorite moments on the water. Last Friday, I had set aside some time to help my neighbor fix her computer that's been on the fritz since she returned to Long Beach Island from Florida. But, to quote Seinfeld, yada yada yada, the computer cleanup was put off to another date. I used the time I had set aside to kill two birds with one stone: charge my boat's battery to full power (after its long winter's nap) with a lengthy run up Barnegat Bay, and fulfill the promise I made to all of you folks that I would check out the channels that lead to Barnegat Inlet and report the results. The results are mainly positive (mind the pun on the battery charging joke). I made my way to Barnegat Inlet in Double Creek …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Both the party boat crowd and shore-based locals getting in on the action
As local anglers try their collective hands at spring fishing after a tough winter all around, the striped bass seem to be cooperating as water temperatures slowly rise. Starting in the northern reaches of this column's publication area, the crew of the Big Mohawk out of Belmar finished their blackfish season this week and decided to dabble in the bass fishery on Tuesday. The result: everyone on board got their limit of stripers. "I know that is what so many of you have been waiting to hear," Capt. Chris wrote on the boat's website. The boat, which sails 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, had a similarly good day Thursday after taking Wednesday off. Few reports came in from the suds in the Manasquan and Point Pleasant areas, but anecdotally, anglers …
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Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Charleston and Lexington coming to Lakewood.
A road trip that started with two wins at Greenville took a turn for the worst for the Lakewood BlueClaws as the Asheville Tourists and mother nature made for a messy swing through the southern half of the South Atlantic League. After Greenville won the last game of a three game set 12-1 Asheville won the first game of their series in a 14-10 thriller. A rain storm then rolled through the area canceling not only Saturday's game but a double dip on Sunday. The teams played a doubleheader on Monday with Asheville winning both games before the team returns home for seven games against Charleston and Lexington. First pitch on Wednesday is scheduled for 6:35 against the RiverDogs. It will also be a Kentucky Derby Preview Night and a chance to…
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Lady Panther star to host camps and leagues with Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Sky Blue FC
Christie Rampone made a name for herself on the soccer fields and basketball courts of Point Boro High School and Monmouth University. After taking her soccer skills to the professional and international levels, Rampone recently announced that she will spend her summer not only playing on the new Sky Blue FC squad of the National Women's Soccer League but also giving back to her local community. One session of the Christie Rampone and K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital Girls Soccer Camp will be held June 24-28 at Sunshine Village Fields in Neptune. Campers who take part will also be invited to see the Sky Blue team in action at Rutgers University. Also that week, a 7v7 league will begin and will be held every Tuesday for a six week season…