All sandcastle sculptors, ages 4-12, are welcome to compete in this year’s Sand Sculpturing Contest, sponsored by the Sea Girt Chamber of Commerce.
The event will be held on Thursday, July 21, at the beach between Chicago and Brooklyn Boulevards. The contest starts at 9 a.m. and judging, to be performed by members of the Sea Girt Planning Board will be at 10:30 a.m.
Children in ages 4-6 will work in teams and children 7 years of age and older will be judged individually. Prizes will be awarded to the best four sculptors in each age group and all participants will receive a t-shirt.
Sea Girt students are beating the heat this summer by, believe it or not, returning to school.
The summer enrichment art and music programs are taught by the school’s art teacher Mariagrace Welsh and the school’s music teacher Martin Mundie, respectively.
Last week, art class students dove into digital photography. Some of their photos are currently on display in the school’s technology lab as well as [above] and in this week’s edition of The Coast Star. See this week’s paper, which hit newsstands today, for the complete story.
Beacon Boulevard is closed today at the railroad intersection. New Jersey Transit is making a signal repair to the railroad crossing. Barring any unforeseen trouble with the repair, the intersection will be back open tomorrow. New Jersey Transit just notified the borough of the repairs, according to Borough Administrator Alan Bunting.
The Sea Girt GOP primary election is today. The polls are open until 8 p.m. at the firehouse, located on Baltimore Boulevard.
Voters have two choices for the mayoral seat — incumbent Mayor Mark Clemmensen and Councilman Ken Farrell.
Councilman Joseph Bonacci, Paul Cerami, Bill Foley and Peter Mayer are all running for the two open seats on council.
Candidates are seeking the nod of the local Republican party in order to be listed on the ballot in November. No Democrats have filed to run in town, however, and so barring any successful write-in candidates, the winners of today’s election will likely be sworn into their seats in January.
The Sea Girt Council decided last night to move forward with a gravel refurbishment of Carriage Way, the dirt road which runs through Crescent Park.
After listening to residents’ concerns about the safety and aesthetics of the roadway, they chose to move forward with a gravel option, rather than to completely pave the roadway. The council did decide, however, to apply for a CAFRA permit now for a potential future paving of the roadway.
For more details, pick up next week’s edition of The Coast Star.
Local fire departments ran a practice drill at The Parker House in Sea Girt last night.
The Sea Girt, Spring Lake Heights, South Wall and both Manasquan fire departments participated.
The drill started at about 7:15 p.m. and was over by about 9 p.m.
Ladder trucks from Spring Lake Heights [from left], South Wall and Manasquan Fire Hook and Ladder Company No. 1 were used during the drill.
St. Mark’s Church Youth Organization presented Stations of the Cross on Good Friday. Members of the cast included Lily King [front row from left], Kerrin Clark, Alex King, and Tess Leonhardt, along with Adrianna Matyas [back row from left], Michele Huth, Patrick Reiner, Ben Lukas, Rob Reiner, and Casey Huth. Bilingual translation was done by Diana Zuna and sound and lighting was done by Liz Miller.