Sunday, August 30, 2009

First Annual Tom Wear Memorial Swim

LAKE HOPATCONG, NEW JERSEY - On Sunday, September 27, 2009, Lake Hopatcong will be hosting the First Annual Tom Wear Memorial Swim, a one-mile open-water race sanctioned by New Jersey LMSC for U.S. Masters Swimming. This race benefits the Jefferson Township Animal Shelter, a municipal animal rescue organization serving the residents (furry and otherwise) of Jefferson Township, New Jersey. Competitors from New Jersey and the Northeastern United States are expected to participate in what will be an exciting race on New Jersey’s largest lake.

This race is in honor of Tom Wear, well-known local Lake Hopatcong businessman and owner of the Wearhouse Grille and Prospect Point Marina and Boat Yard, who passed away in 2008. All proceeds from the race benefit the Jefferson Township Animal Rescue. This is the first year this event is being held on Lake Hopatcong and over one hundred athletes from the Northeastern United States as well as local athletes are expected to participate.

"I’m honored to host this inaugural event on Lake Hopatcong," says Bridgette Hobart, organizer of the event. "The Masters Swimming organizations and their community offered tremendous support and guidance, as have the Marine Police and Coast Guard on Lake Hopatcong. With the added support of local residents and businesses, our goal is to demonstrate to swimmers and spectators that Lake Hopatcong is not only one of the recreational jewels of New Jersey, but a terrific place to visit and host competitive events year after year."

Pre-registration is $20.00 until September 1, 2009 and will increase as the race gets closer, with final registration peaking at $30.00 on race day. Registration opens at 7:30am on race day and races start at 9:00am. Medals will be awarded for Masters and Open divisions based on age-related men’s and women’s groups. Sponsorships and volunteer opportunities are available. All racers and volunteers will also receive a free t-shirt.

For more information, visit the Tom Wear Memorial Swim 2009 web site at

Racing, Sponsor and Media Inquiries:
Bridgette Hobart

Volunteers and Donations:
Esther Poulsen

Friday, August 28, 2009

Morris County Start! Heart Walk (5K)

MORRIS COUNTY, NEW JERSEY - The American Heart Association is seeking volunteers to assist with the Morris County Start! Heart Walk and Fun Run (5K), scheduled for Sunday, October 11 at the Mack-Cali Business Campus in Parsippany, New Jersey from 8am to 1pm. Volunteer opportunities are numerous and include assisting in the “Kid Zone,” passing out refreshments and water, aiding in registration, serving as a performer or entertainer for the crowd.

Join families, friends, neighbors and businesses on October 11 to walk (or run) towards heart health. Learn more and register online by visiting or contact the American Heart Association at (609)208-0020

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Reserve Space at the Third Annual Shop N’ Rock

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NEW JERSEY – The 3rd Annual Kiwanis/Fraternal Order of Police Shop N’ Rock is only a month away. This highly anticipated event is scheduled for Saturday, September 26, 2009, at the Budd Lake Fire House on Route 46 West.

There are still opportunities for vendors, crafters, child related programs and local businesses to reserve space for this high traffic, popular event. Location and space allocations are flexible. To generate traffic, the family orientated event includes music, food vendors, a “kids play zone” and much more.

This event supports numerous local activities such as

  • The acquisition of life-saving equipment for the Mt. Olive Police Department, Fire & First Aid and the Mount Olive Public Schools

  • Support’s the Mount Olive High School Key Club, a Kiwanis sponsored, student led service organization

  • Scholarships for high school students with demonstrated leadership in service to the community’s children and senior citizens

  • Scholarships for students pursuing criminal justice degrees

  • Police Athletic League (PAL) sponsored events

  • Sponsors and funds a Mount Olive Officer on the Annual Police Unity Tour

Go to (click on the shop n’ rock icon) forms and additional information including current confirmed registrations. Note: Table themes will be sold on a first come basis and Kiwanis/Fraternal Order of Police reserve the right to limit similar product lines, services or vendors.

For additional information, contact event coordinators Lisa Kennedy (973) 214-2070 or Amy Clymer (973) 691-0900 x7576

Monday, August 24, 2009

Christ Church Budd Lake Multi-Family Yard Sale

BUDD LAKE, NEW JERSEY - Christ Church Budd Lake will be hosting its Third Annual Multi-Family Yard Sale on Saturday, September 12th 2009 .

The Church is located at the corner of Sandshore and Smithtown Roads(369 Sandshore Road) in Mount Olive. from 9-4pm. The Yard Sale begins at 9:00am and ends at 4:00pm rain or shine. All of the proceeds from the sale will benefit children in need.

For more information call Paula Ackley (973) 347-5457.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Artie Lange at Newark Bears Stadium

Artie Lange at Newark Bears Stadium Aug 18 2009
New Jersey native Artie Lange of The Howard Stern Show and co-author of the #1 New York Times Best Selling book "Too Fat to Fish" threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Newark Bears game against the Camden Riversharks at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium on August 18th.

The Camden Riversharks defeated the Newark Bears 6-5 last Tuesday night, but lost to the Bears 10-8 on Wednesday afternoon.

The Newark Bears, led by World Series-winning manager Tim Raines and former major leaguers Carl Everett and Armando Benitez, are vying for first place in the Atlantic League. Game Schedule

About Artie Lange
Artie is a stand-up comedian, radio personality, author and actor. Lange co-wrote his first book with Anthony Bozza entitled "Too Fat To Fish", which was released on November 11 of last year. Artie has struggled throughout his career with self-destructive behavior that include wild eating, drinking binges and substance abuse.

The talented but tormented co-host of The Howard Stern Show reported this week that his weight was down from 300 to somewhere "in the 230s." Lange has become addicted to Jet-Skiing which he claims accounts for much of the weight loss.

For more information about Artie Lange, visit