Photo by: Robert Henne Source: APP.com

Art in the Park festival brings artists, music to Toms River

Written by: Jean Mikle on August 20, 2015

TOMS RIVER – 50 artists, nine bands, kids’ activities, and food trucks too.

All this and more will be part of the Toms River Artist Community’s third annual “Art in the Park” event, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22 in Huddy Park on Water Street. 50 artists, nine bands, a poet, several non-profits and two food trucks will be at Huddy Park for the event. The rain date is Sunday, Aug. 23. …read more on APP.com

Photo: Courtesy of Stacy Proebstle, Township of Toms River

Politicians play Picasso for a day in downtown Toms River

Written by: Jean Mikle on May 19, 2015

TOMS RIVER – Local officials were able to channel their inner artist Monday when they helped paint a portion of a mural to be displayed downtown.

“I filled in two red bricks,” said Mayor Thomas F. Kelaher, who donned a white smock for the occasion. Kelaher, Councilmen Maurice B. “Mo” Hill Jr. and Al Manforti, and Rep. Tom MacArthur, R-N.J., were among …read more on APP.com

Ocean County woman is now $10,000 richer

Written by: Shari Puterman on April 24, 2015

What would you do with an extra $10,000?

That’s exactly what I asked Elizabeth Paseler.

“I haven’t really thought about it,” she tells me. “I’m just so honored to be recognized.”

The Forked River woman just won the Engage Toms River Mural Project, an initiative sponsored by the Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation with the close collaboration of the Toms River Business Improvement District and the Toms River Artist’s Community.

…read more on APP.com