Attention LBI Residents, Businesses and Homeowners:
- For the most current information on gas service restoration plan, debris containment, debris and sand removal, seeking assistance, donation and volunteer info and more, please visit the Long Beach Island Joint Emergency Operations Center website http://www.lbieoc.org/
- For disaster assistance and information, please visit FEMA website http://www.fema.gov/disaster/4086.
- Distribution Centers Public donation of supplies (clothing, toiletries, cleaning items, toys, non-perishable food, etc.) are available for distribution to Island residents at the following locations:
- Grace Calvary Church, 1902 South Long Beach Blvd., Ship Bottom (Red Cross also serves hot breakfast & lunch in front of church)
- Long Beach Island Grade School, 20th and Central Ave., Ship Bottom;
- Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, Marine St., between Atlantic & Beach Aves., Beach Haven
- Surf City Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1, 713 Long Beach Blvd., Surf City (hot breakfast & lunch, too!!)
- Donations to the LBI relief fund are still being accepted at the LBI grade school, 20th and Central Ave in Ship Bottom. Items needed include: Pillows, rakes and flat shovels, extension cords, coffee, utility knives, batteries (all sizes), space heaters, bread, juice, paper plates and cups, utensils, cleaning and work gloves, paper towels, non-bleach cleaners. Garbage bags, breakfast food, bleach, water, flashlights, and mold/mildew cleaners are also in high demand. Thank you for your support!
- What’s Open? The following is a list of businesses that are now open for business. If I have missed anyone or your business will be opening soon, please email the information to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can pass it on in next weeks’ email.
- SURF CITY & NORTH
- Surf City Pharmacy
- Surf City Hotel
- Surf City Pizza
- Surfside Coffee House
- Callahan’s Liquor Store
- Just Bead It
- How You Brewin?
- Tuckerton Lumber
- SURF CITY & NORTH
- SHIP BOTTOM & SOUTH
- Greenhouse Café
- Fisherman’s Headquarters
- Surf Unlimited
- Captain John’s Mr. Breakfast
- California Grill
- The Engleside
v Holiday Tour of Homes The LBI Garden Club has cancelled the tour, scheduled for December 13, because of the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. The club would like to donate the money already received for tickets to the house tour, to help impacted communities. Anyone who wants a refund may send tickets back, with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Garden Club of LBI, PO Box 344, Ship Bottom, NJ 08008.
v Ship Bottom Christmas Parade The parade was scheduled for December 1st.
v White Christmas – Irving Berlin Surflight Theatre, 201 Engleside Avenue, Beach Haven. (609-492-9477 or www.surflight.org) The show was scheduled to run November 23 through December 21.
EVENTS THIS WEEK….
Monday, November 19
- Brain Games 1:00pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library, 217 S. Central Ave., Surf City. Games designed to stimulate different areas of the brain. Call to register 609-494-2480 or visit www.theoceancountylibrary.org.
- Monday Night Movie “Hugo” 6:30pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library, 217 S. Central Ave., Surf City. The film is rated PG. Call to register 609-494-2480 or visit www.theoceancountylibrary.org.
Tuesday, November 20
- Buck-A-Bag Book Sales 2:00-4:00pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library, 217 S. Central Ave., Surf City. 3rd Tuesday of each month. 609-494-2480 or visit www.theoceancountylibrary.org.
Tuesday, November 27
- Storytime and Craft: 3:45pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library, 217 S. Central Ave., Surf City (609-494-2480). Activity for children of all ages. Registration required. Call 609-494-2480 or visit www.theoceancountylibrary.org.
Wednesday, November 28
- Teen Advisory Board Meets: 6pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library, 217 S. Central Ave., Surf City (609-494-2480). A fun was to participate in the library while earning community service hours. Plan programs and events while making new friends. New members welcome – Kids in grades 7-12 are invited to come make suggestions for programs, events and more!
- ‘Tween Craft: Balloon Bracelets 7pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library, 217 S. Central Ave., Surf City. This activity is for ages 9-16. Call to register 609-494-2480 or visit www.theoceancountylibrary.org.
- Barnegat Lighthouse: The #2 tourism destination in the State Of New Jersey is open on weekends!
- Classes & Activities Offered LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences. Classes vary from learning new languages to art mediums and sports lessons. Call 609-494-1241 for more information and registration.
- Bike Registration Program to reduce bicycle theft and expedite return of stolen bikes, LBI police departments have started a free program for visitors and residents to register bikes. Call for Information: Beach Haven 492-0505; Harvey Cedars 494-3036; Long Beach Township & Barnegat Light 494-3322; Ship Bottom 494-1518 and at Walters Bicycles during business hours; Surf City 494-8121 Blvd., Loveladies.
- Seedling Sale Offered by the Garden Club of LBI: A variety of seedlings, grass, and fertilizer tabs. Call 609-494-5791 or visit www.thegardencluboflbi.com for more details.
- Food Donations Needed The St. Francis Food Pantry is accepting donations of non-perishable foods as well as detergents, soaps, and shampoo.
- Beach Haven Community Arts Program’s Commemorative Bricks Bricks are placed in the paths at Veterans’ Bicentennial Park in Beach Haven. Donations are $50 and order forms are available at the Beach Haven Library, borough hall, Uncle Will’s Pancake House, or call 609-492-8362.
- Brain Games 1:00pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library, 217 S. Central Ave., Surf City. Games designed to stimulate different areas of the brain. Call to register 609-494-2480 or visit www.theoceancountylibrary.org. 1st & 3rd Monday of each month
- Walking Program – Senior Exercise at St. Francis Center, 47th St. & Long Beach Blvd. Brant Beach. (609-494-8861 ext. 109) Tues. & Fri., 8:40am to 9:30am; Mon., Wed. & Fri. 8am to 8:45am
- Buck-A-Bag Book Sale 2:00 to 4:00pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library, 217 S. Central Ave., Surf City 609-494-2480. 3rd Tuesday of each month.
- Knitters Group 1pm at the Beach Haven Library, Third St. & Beach Ave, Beach Haven. 609-492-7081 Every Tuesday
- Gentle Yoga 8am-9am at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church, Marine Street (between Atlantic & Beach Aves., Beach Haven (609-492-7571)
- Mah Jong/Bridge Canasta 12:30 to 4pm at the Jewish Community Center of LBI, 24th Street & Long Beach Blvd., Spray Beach. 609-492-4090 or www.jccoflbi.org. All are welcome. Every Wednesday.
- “Blue to You” Van 9am-12pm at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library, 217 S. Central Ave., Surf City 609-494-2480. Horizon Healthcare of NJ provides seminars, information on healthy living strategies and health care reform and more. Members may speak with an advisor about recent claims, billing and other issues. 2nd Wednesday of each month.
- Book Discussions: 7:30pm at Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City 609-494-2480. Check at the circulation desk for current title. 2nd Wed. of every month
- Awana Clubs Meet 6:30-8pm at Grace Calvary Church, 19th St. & Long Beach Blvd., Ship Bottom (609-494-7777 or gracecalvary.net) All children are welcome for songs, skits, Bible lessons and more in this international, nondenominational program. Age groups include: age 3 to K, grades 1 & 2 and grades 3-6. September-June.
- Free Water Color Lessons for Seniors 9:30am to 12:30pm at Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City 609-494-2480. Artist Pat Moran teaches the sessions on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Bring your own materials and photos to work from. Call 609-494-2480 for more information.
HEALTH & LIVING WELL
- Cancer Support Offered Available informational materials include videos, books and pamphlets. To obtain materials or just to talk, call Ann Martorano at 609-698-4372, Chuck Sahlberg at 609-698-8577 or Nancy Shershen at 609-660-0316
- Fitness Classes Offered St. Francis Center, 47th St. & Long Beach Blvd. Brant Beach. (609-494-8861 or www.stfranciscenterlbi.com) All-In-One fitness classes are offered Tues. & Thurs., 8-8:45am, Oct. 30-Dec. 13. Core & flexibility Conditioning offered Wed., 8-8:45am, Oct. 31-Dec. 12. Personal training sessions are also available.
- LBI Health Department:
- Shingles Vaccine: Please call 609-492-1212 to speak with a public health nurse to make an appointment or for more information.
- Child & Adolescent Health Programs: Physical exams and immunizations are available for infants and children through age 18 at the LBI Health Department. Call 609-492-1212.
- Adult Health Promotion: LBI Health Department provides blood pressure screening plus health education on diet, medication and risk factors for diabetes, cardiovascular disease and breast, cervical & colon/rectal cancer.
- Beach Haven Borough Hall (492-0111) 10am-11am on the 1st Monday of each month
- Island Branch Ocean County Library, Surf City (494-3064) 11am-12pm on the 1st Tuesday of each month
- Harvey Cedars Police Dept. (494-2843) 9:30am-10:30am on the 3rd Tuesday of each month
- Barnegat Light Borough Hall (494-9196) 11am-12pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each month
- LBI Health Dept. (361-1000 or 492-1212) 10am-11am on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month.
- St. Francis Senior Services: Outreach workers are available to assist with a variety of senior needs. Call 609-494-8861 for more information.
WORSHIP (Call to confirm)
- Grace Calvary Church in Ship Bottom – 609-494-7777
- Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church in Beach Haven – 609-492-7571 or 609-492-2108 www.hiecbh.com
- Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Brant Beach – 609-494-6888
- Island Baptist Church in Beach Haven – 609-492-7584
- Jewish Community Center of Long Beach Island in Spray Beach -609-492-4090 on Friday Shabbat Services: 7:30 PM
- Kynett United Methodist Church of Beach Haven – 609-492-0421
- St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Brant Beach – 609-494-8813 http://www.stfrancisparishlbi.org/
- St. Peter’s at the Light Episcopal Church in Barnegat Light – 609-494-2398 Terrace United Methodist Church in Beach Haven Terrace – 609-492-9843
- Zion Lutheran Church in Barnegat Light – 609-494-8676
Be strong LBI!!!
Compliments of LBI Business Alliance