Thursday, May 23, 2013
Tourism commissioner says rental market is healthy.
Though immense devastation from Superstorm Sandy remains visible up and down the New Jersey coastline, beaches, boardwalks and even rental homes are ready for the annual influx of summer tourists that will begin this weekend, officials said Thursday at the annual "State of the Shore" event in Belmar. The State of the Shore report is presented by state officials and the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium every year before Memorial Day weekend kicks off, but this year it evolved to mark the unofficial reopening of the Shore area following Sandy. With emergency repairs to state and local infrastructure damaged by the storm now complete, work has started on the state's long term recovery, said Bob Martin, commissioner of the state Department of …
Extra trains will run to Manhattan for the holiday.
NJ Transit will have extra trains running to and from New York for Memorial Day weekend. For an advance station-to-station planner click here or for the amended memorial Day schedule click here. NJ Transit Rail service will operate as follows: Friday, May 24 Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26 Monday, May 27 For more information, call NJ TRANSIT Customer Service at (973) 275-5555.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Who’s NOT planning a BBQ this weekend? Here are new ideas for keeping your costs down. Sponsored by Home Depot.
Here at Patch, we like to be thrifty, so we talked to two barbecue experts and uncovered some really good ideas to help you save money on your next outdoor party. Here's their tips on how to save money on your Memorial Day feast. 1. Start with a marinade. This means planning ahead — say, Friday. But it’s worth it, says Rick Browne, host of Barbeque America on PBS, because you can pass up that well-marbled rib eye steak and buy a less tender and less expensive choice to grill like a flank steak or chuck steak. Just marinate it or brine for one or two days and then cook long and slow on the barbecue grill to break down tissues but maintain moisture. “You need to include an acid in the marinade, perhaps juice, vinegar or soy sauce, but …
Monday, May 28, 2012
Members of American Legion Post 174 place wreaths at firemen's memorial.
Residents old and young remembered the sacarafice of previous generations at the town's annual Memorial Day parade and rememberance ceremony. Dozens of people lined Valley Road and watched as the Wayne Valley High School marching band, Girl Scout troops, and members of the American Legion Post 174 made their way up the street to the municipal complex where a rememberance ceremony was held. Wreaths were laid by legion members at the township's firemen's memorial in front of the municipal complex.
Parade will head up Valley Road, end at municipal building.
The township’s annual Memorial Day parade will begin at 11 a.m. on Monday. The parade will start out on Ratzer Road, head up to Valley Road, and end at the municipal building. The parade is expected to conclude at noon. Wreathes in rememberance of those veterans who died while serving were placed at the firemen’s memorial in front of town hall during a ceremony at last year's parade. Residents lined Valley Road and waved American flags as the Wayne Valley High School marching band, the American Legion Post 174, the Police Athletic League, and local Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Boy Scouts walked in the parade last year. It is not known what local organizations or individuals will be featured in the parade this year.