Locals and Legends 2018-06-14T06:20:27+00:00

Locals and Legends

People, families and history that make the Jersey Shore unique

The Sharks Along the Shore

  By Muriel Smith ~  It was 102 years ago this month that the borough of Matawan made front page news in every large newspaper across the country as the reported attacks by sharks along the oceanfront further south than Monmouth County  earlier in the month closed ocean beaches, created havoc with hotel and restaurant owners whose tourism business was dropping sharply, and set scholars to ponder the personalities and types of Selachimorpha, the scientific name for sharks.   It started July 1, 1916 along the ocean in Beach Haven. It was late afternoon on a Saturday when a 25-year-old man tourist from Pennsylvania visiting at  the Engleside Hotel decided to take a quick dip in the ocean before dinner. Bringing

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The Sharks Along the Shore

  By Muriel Smith ~  It was 102 years ago this month that the borough of Matawan made front page news in every large newspaper across the country

Cool Off with Local Water Fun

By Sharon Merkel-Prudhomme ~ Paddleworks! SUP! No….not the slang millennial term for “what’s up”, SUP stands for Stand Up Paddleboard. Looking for something cool to do? Kids looking

Edel Haus Alpaca Farm

By Joan Slowey Dellet ~ Maybe you’ve seen them. Or you saw something but couldn’t be sure what you were seeing. You’re driving down Allaire Road in Wall

Art In The Park

Love Art? Love fine handmade? Then join us Sunday, June 24th, 2018 (rain or shine) for the 2nd Annual “Art in the Park…and Beyond”! From 10 am –

The Showroom Cinema

By Joan Slowey Dellet ~ If you’re a movie fan, you know there is no shortage of theaters at the Jersey Shore to see the latest blockbuster in

Summer Produce in Monmouth County

By Angela Ciroalo ~ The time of year that farmer’s throughout the state have prepared is finally upon us. Throughout the late winter and spring months farmer’s often

Paddle the Pine Barrens!!

Here is information on another fun-filled outdoor adventure sponsored by The American Littoral Society: Join the American Littoral Society guides for a canoe trip down the tea-colored waters

Local Bait and Tackle Shops

By Sharon Merkel Prudhomme ~ Mac’s Shark River Tackle 1301 NJ-35, Neptune City, NJ 07753 (732)774-4360 Mac’s Bait & Tackle has been in operation since 1970, providing bait,

Remembering the Fallen

"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived." George S. Patton, American soldier

Remembering our Heroes

by Sharon Merkel Prudhomme ~ This Memorial Day Weekend as we kick off the summer of 2018 let’s not overlook the true meaning of Memorial Day. Celebrating the

Spring Lake Irish Festival

2018 Spring Lake New Jersey's Irish Festival Saturday, June 9th, 2018 (12pm-5pm) This year the Irish Festival will feature many family friendly events perfect for a Spring-time stroll

Yellow Crowned Night Herons

By Mary Jane Dodd ~ It's mid-Spring and the yellow crowned night herons are coming up into the neighborhood to nest! Often over the roadway, you'll see these

Deep Cut Gardens

By Carole Masters ~ Looking for just a walk in the park or some inspiration for your own garden? Deep Cut Gardens should be your destination. Located along

A Weekend in Old Monmouth

 We live in an area steeped in rich historic heritage. This weekend, May 5th and 6th, you can take a trip back in time and see how events

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