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Pros vs Heroes poster
Pros vs Heroes poster (Toms River Foundation)
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Pros vs. Heroes Fills the Football Void

If you have a void in your life without football then may I suggest you head to Seaside Heights tomorrow for Pros Vs. Heroes, a flag football game on the beach just north of Casino Pier matching members of the Toms River Police Department against a Pro Elite team made up of former NFL players, WWE wrestlers and MMA Fighters including team captain Frankie “The Answer” Edgar.

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Team Trevor
Team Trevor
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Team Trevor Toy Drive

It was four months ago that I first mentioned Trevor Kwatkoski in advance of a high school basketball doubleheader that would serve as a fundraiser for the 5-year old Berkeley Township boy who was battling bone cancer...

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Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Life’s Lessons According to Steve Jobs

Tis the season for college graduations which of course includes commencement speakers, many of whom are high-profile and well known individuals like President Obama who spoke at Rutgers on Sunday.

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Section of Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery where Kevin's father is buried
Section of Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery where Kevin's father is buried (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Paying Respects at Arneytown

I paid a visit to the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery yesterday on what would have been my father’s 88th birthday.

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Recipients of the Sportsmanship Awards (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
Recipients of the Sportsmanship Awards (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Honoring Good Sportsmanship on the Shore

On Sunday at the Pine Belt Arena in Toms River our Shore Sports Network in partnership with the 47 schools that make up the Shore Conference honored a male and female from each school who were chosen for what’s become a distinguished honor: The Sporstmanship Awards.

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(Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
(Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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Why Is Friday the 13th Unlucky?

It’s Friday the 13th which for some spells caution on what could be an unlucky day. . I being one of those who has never bought into any of that stuff (maybe because I feel every day is sort of unlucky).

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Todd Durkin
Todd Durkin (Todd Durkin)
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Todd Durkin Lends Strength to Relay for Life

It was back in April that I introduced or for some of you re-introduced Brick's Todd Durkin via the Hometown View because he was among the ten trainers set to compete in STRONG, a new NBC competition show that would air for ten episodes on Thursday evening.

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Kevin and Varacchi from 105.7 The Hawk at Smuggler’s Quay at Casino Pier (Brad Burascano, Townsquare Media NJ)
Kevin and Varacchi from 105.7 The Hawk at Smuggler’s Quay at Casino Pier (Brad Burascano, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Mini Golf Tournament Tees Off at Smuggler’s Quay

I’ve always loved to play miniature golf and without question my favorite course was Smuggler’s Quay Adventure Golf which was located on Central Avenue between Grant & Sherman in Seaside Heights. The official grand opening of the new Smuggler’s Quay is this Saturday with a Mini Golf Tournament to benefit Ocean of Love.

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Brian Oehme
Brian Oehme (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Green Dragon, Ranger and Oehme Strong

Brian Oehme was a pretty good basketball player at Brick Township High School, a 6’4 forward who started for three seasons, graduated last June and played for Drew University . With three of the team’s four leading scorers graduating it would appear that Oehme would have a great opportunity to contribute even more next year but there is something blocking his immediate basketball future: cancer.

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Sign at Kevin's 60th birthday party (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
Sign at Kevin's 60th birthday party (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Better Late Than Never: Celebrating 60

As you get older you learn to appreciate special moments and occasions more then you did in your younger days when you assumed life was just filled with them.

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