Thursday, April 12, 2012
Three events to raise awareness and funds for Malawi
For the second year, the Presbyterian Church of Toms River will reach out to the community to help those in need, both in Africa and in town. The annual Faithworks Weekend will feature events to raise money and awareness for the plight of those in Malawi, Africa and help those older residents of the area with some spring cleanup work. The weekend kicks off on Saturday April 21 with three events at Winding River Park in Toms River – A 5k run, a dog walk and a bike/trike-a-thon. The 5k run will take place at 8:30 a.m. There are two new events taking place – The Paws for Africa dog walk will allow people and their dogs to participate in a one mile walk to raise money at 10:30 a.m. and the Pedal for Malawi bike/trike-a-thon gives kids 12 and …
Sunday, December 18, 2011
PHOTOS: Santa and Frosty visited the Winding River Ice Rink from 2 to 4 pm.
Santa is pretty good on ice skates. But the younger set can literally skate circles around him. Well, children could also crowd around Saint Nick and Frosty the Snowman, give them hugs, and share some high-fives on ice skates, too. That was part of the fun of Santa and Frosty's visit to the Winding River Ice Rink from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday in Toms River. The holiday icons hung out with skaters and did plenty of ice skating themselves. Check out our gallery from the rink event.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Councilman highlights rec department offerings
Friday, October 21, 2011
As submitted by Councilman John Sevastakis: The fall season is upon us and our young residents are back at school continuing their education and participating in a variety of extracurricular activities. So many people find the Township of Toms River a great place to call home because of its long tradition of supporting education and recreation. Many families have discovered the tremendous benefits of their children’s participation in the activities offered within the community. While there are many successful organized programs available in Toms River, please remember that there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy several of our passive recreational facilities as well. The Township now boasts three state of the art and completely …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Activities continue to be rescheduled at saturated parks
Township parks were among the lesser known casualties of last month's Hurricane Irene, as flooding's effects are still being felt on frequently used playing fields. The little league baseball fields on Mapletree Road were flooded. Eric Schubiger, director of recreation, said that the Winding River fields and trails needed to be closed for a few days due to excessive water and to “ensure the integrity of the fields." While there was no damage to the fields off Route 37, Schubiger said that the fields are closed periodically throughout the year because of rain. After the storm, however, they needed to be closed for a few more days than usual. The fields host events such as men’s and women’s softball leagues, as well as private parties, all …
Monday, August 29, 2011
Winding River Park fields underwater, and roads on both sides of river affected
A rising Winding River has caused portions of major roads to close due to flooding in West Dover, Pleasant Plains and along the border with Manchester today. In addition, township parks and the Municipal Utility Authority rushed to Winding River Park today as the river flooded ballfields and trails and compromised an MUA generator there, officials said. Elevated river levels has caused at least two closures along Route 571 today, with county crews unlikely to be able to repair the affected areas until Tuesday at the earliest. Bridges on two stretches of the county roadway are currently closed to vehicular traffic due to the continued effects of Hurricane Irene, which has compromised the pavement along both spans. "The water got really high…
After Hurricane Irene, closures reported
A brief list of closures or amended hours due to Hurricane Irene on Monday. Toms River Township Administrator Paul Shives reported: According to the state Parks Department, Island Beach State Park is closed today. According to the Jean Flaherty, director of marketing for Saint Barnabas, operations at Community Medical Center are not impacted by flooding or power outages. All services and hours are normal.