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Valentine's Day ballons
Valentine's Day ballons (Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)
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Today is Not Just Friday.

Considering that we’ve been preoccupied with the weather if you ask the average person what today is their likely response would be “Friday.”  That is right,and wrong and it could prove fatal to relationships.

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Francis Duddy and his parents Dan and Maura
Francis Duddy and his parents Dan and Maura (Tommy Farrell)
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A Long Line to Say Goodbye

If you drove by St. Joseph’s Church on Hooper Avenue in Toms River late yesterday afternoon or early in the evening you probably noticed a long line of people outside trying to get inside. 

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Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln

As we wait for another winter storm led me bounce around a bit on what is the 205th birthday of President Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States:

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Kevin's son Brandon in Sochi for the Winter Olympics
Kevin's son Brandon in Sochi for the Winter Olympics (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Winter Olympics in Spring-Like Temperatures

I don’t know how good a location New Jersey was for the recently-played Super Bowl but it might serve as a more ideal location for the Winter Olympics then Sochi.  

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"The Wall" team who plunged in the name of the Penkethman/Sprengel Families at the Valentine's Plunge (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
"The Wall" team who plunged in the name of the Penkethman/Sprengel Families at the Valentine's Plunge (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Tragedies Sadly Come in Threes

 

We’ve all heard and maybe even used the quote “bad things come in threes” at some point. 

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John Lennon (1940 - 1980), Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, from left to right, enjoy a few moments away from the screaming fans when police smuggled them out of the side door of their hotel for a visit to New York's Central Park.
John Lennon (1940 - 1980), Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, from left to right, enjoy a few moments away from the screaming fans when police smuggled them out of the side door of their hotel for a visit to New York's Central Park. (Keystone/Getty Images)
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Hello Beatles, Goodbye Jay

A little of this and a little of that on the 50th anniversary of The Beatles arriving in the United States.

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Debbie Panecki (R) and Linda Kelshaw
Debbie Panecki (R) and Linda Kelshaw (Love for Debbie Panecki)
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Showing Love for Debbie Panecki

There are not enough days of the week to promote all the fundraising efforts that are taking place for organizations and individuals and of course those involved feel like theirs is the most important. And it is to them. 

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Brick High School's ice hockey team celebrates coach Bob Auriemma's 700th win
Brick High School's ice hockey team celebrates coach Bob Auriemma's 700th win (Rick Handchen)
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A Day for Reaching Milestones

Random notes and thoughts on a Wednesday morning, a morning in which I wish we had a delayed opening.

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A snowplow in Lakewood
A snowplow in Lakewood (TheLakewoodScoop.com)
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Thoughts for a Transitonal Tuesday

Some Tuesday morning notes and thoughts.

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Long snapper Clint Gresham #49 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates their 43-8 victory over the Denver Broncos to win Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium
Long snapper Clint Gresham #49 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates their 43-8 victory over the Denver Broncos to win Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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Looking Back at a Super Sunday

Super Bowl 48 winners were the Seattle Seahawks, Bruno Mars, commercials that were warm & fuzzy, cities that want to host an outdoor Super Bowl in the future and those who left early and got a quick train back to Secaucus. 

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