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Point Boro senior Megan Hughes (holding ball) scored her 1000th career point in the Panthers win over Toms River South in the opening round of the WOBM Christmas Classic
Point Boro senior Megan Hughes (holding ball) scored her 1000th career point in the Panthers win over Toms River South in the opening round of the WOBM Christmas Classic (Townsquare Media NJ)
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WOBM Christmas Classic Week 1: Threats But No Upsets

The opening weekend of the 33rd annual WOBM Christmas Classic presented by RWJ Barnabas Health saw no major upsets in either the boys or girls brackets but was not an especially good one for Ocean County hoops teams.

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Staff of the Clarion Hotel of Toms River wearing WOBM Christimas Classic T-shirts during the kickoff breakfast
Staff of the Clarion Hotel of Toms River wearing WOBM Christimas Classic T-shirts during the kickoff breakfast (Steven Meyer, Townsquare Media NJ)
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A Labor of Love with a Lot of Support

I know many if not most of you have little or no interest in the WOBM Christmas Classic but it’s something that has been near and dear to me for 33 years and of course has the WOBM name attached to it.

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Christmas tree in downtown Toms River
Christmas tree in downtown Toms River (Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Tis The Season for Christmas Movies

Yesterday I came clean and admitted that I watch and like the Hallmark Christmas movies even though I admit they are not necessarily very good. You have to take them for what they are and I do.

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My Christmas Love Final Photo Assets
(L-R)Meredith Hagner, Gregory Harrison and Megan Park in the Hallmark Channel movie "My Christmas Love." (Crown Media)
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Kevin’s Christmas Movie Addiction

I’ve admitted it to individuals and small groups but today I’m going public in a big way by sharing with my Hometown View followers. I, Kevin Williams, considered by some to be rather gruff and grumpy at times is hooked on Hallmark Channel Christmas movies.

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Pokemon Go players in Toms River
Pokemon players near WOBM's studios on Robbins Street in Toms River (Andy Chase, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Fads Come and Go But Uggs Are Here To Stay

When I pulled into my parking spot at work this morning for some reason I had memories of what is was like about five months earlier when the street outside our downtown Toms River office would be filled with mostly young people playing Pokémon Go even at 4 o’clock in the morning.

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Chris Fleming as the head of the QTSV team in Germany
Chris Fleming as the head of the QTSV team in Germany (Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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Basketball from Brooklyn to Toms River

How many of you knew that arguably the greatest high school basketball player in recent Ocean County history is now an assistant coach with the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets?

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Leonard T. Connors, Jr. (courtesy Jason Smith)
Leonard T. Connors, Jr. (courtesy Jason Smith)
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Loss of a Public Service Giant

On Friday afternoon there will be a funeral Mass for Leonard Connors at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Brant Beach and if all of those whose lives he touched attended there would simply not be enough room.

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Cynthia Suozzo Triana and her family
Cynthia Suozzo Triana and her family (Cynthia Suozzo Triana)
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Another Chance at #GivingTuesday

Cynthia Suozzo Triana grew up in Whiting and graduated from Manchester Township High School. Now the married mother of a young son she still lives in Manchester and is well aware that children are outnumbered by the retirees living in senior citizen communities and nursing homes.

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Asbury Park celebrates its come from behind championship win over Keyport (Scott Stump)
Asbury Park celebrates its come from behind championship win over Keyport (Scott Stump)
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Five champions on the Shore

The high school football season ended on Saturday with mixed results for the ten Shore Conference teams that began the day in search of state sectional championships.

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We Are The Champions (24 times)

When the dust settles sometime Sunday night a total of 24 teams in New Jersey will be able to proclaim themselves as state champions which his ludicrous to begin with. The system in place by the NJSIAA fits nicely for those who believe everyone should get a trophy or a championship jacket or ring.

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