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Kevin Williams in his "happy place" at the beach in Seaside Park
Kevin Williams in his "happy place" at the beach in Seaside Park (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Kevin’s Happy Place In The Sand

As I have gotten older my infatuation with the beach has grown as it has a grip on me that I really can’t explain

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Jason Groome
(Mark Brown, B51 Photography)
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Jason Groome is Boston-bound ( by way of Fort Myers)

Next stop for Jason Groome could be Fort Myers, Florida the home of the Boston Red Sox rookie league team. The 17-year old recent Barnegat High School graduate was in Boston Thursday when word came that he and the Red Sox had agreed on a contract that would pay him a signing bonus of $3.65 million. Not bad for a teenager.

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Pokemon players sit along Robbins Street in Toms River
Pokemon players sit along Robbins Street in Toms River (Andy Chase, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Pokemon Go Fever Grips Jersey Shore

How do you explain the hysteria that has gripped the Jersey Shore and the rest of the country this week? Of course I’m talking about what just about everyone is talking about: Pokémon Go.

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Holbrook Little League All-Stars after winning the District 18 Tournament
Holbrook Little League All-Stars after winning the District 18 Tournament (Townsquare Media NJ)
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The Double Life of Dr. Ditchkus

As William “Bill” Ditchkus juggles two jobs during the summer the Holbrook Little League All-Stars won take another step on the road to Williamsport.

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Todd Frazier of the Chicago White Sox competes during the T-Mobile Home Run Derby at Petco Park in San Diego
(Harry How/Getty Images)
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A Good Day for Ocean County Sports

Three local sports notes make up today’s segment: Todd Frazier at Monday’s Home Run Derby, the path to the Little League World Series and Nyquist comes to Monmouth Park.

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Dawn Sullivan (left) and Jane Williams volunteering as waitresses Sunday at the JBJ Soul Kitchen
Dawn Sullivan (left) and Jane Williams volunteering as waitresses Sunday at the JBJ Soul Kitchen (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Protests, home runs and volunteering

This past weekend was filled with protests, memorials, debates, unifying church services and more as our nation comes to grips with the reality there are serious racial issues, especially when it comes to relationships with police in metropolitan and urban areas.

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Dallas police work near the scene where eleven Dallas police officers were shot
Dallas police work near the scene where eleven Dallas police officers were shot (Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)
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Senseless Shooting in Dallas

We’d be foolish to think racism does not exist all across our country and we are now at a point where what divides us seems to be more paramount than what unites us...

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Todd Frazier #21 of the Chicago White Sox hits against the New York Yankees
Todd Frazier #21 of the Chicago White Sox hits against the New York Yankees (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
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Todd Frazier Hopes to Keep Home Run Derby Crown

Toms River’s Todd Frazier expects to be San Diego-bound next week to defend his title in Monday’s Home Run Derby as part of the All-Star game festivities.

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Sunrise in Belmar
Sunrise in Belmar (Bud McCormick)
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Here Comes The Heat

Memories of a cold and dismal spring have faded and our first real hot weather of the summer is upon us. Remember you promised not to complain.

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2016 Beachwood Fireworks
(Shawn Michaels, Townsquare Media NJ)
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A Wet End to the July 4th Weekend

All in all it was a pretty wonderful 4th of July weekend although it would have been even better had the rain held off a little later last night for those planning to watch Beachwood’s annual fireworks display.

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