A power outage hit some borough residents on the northern end of town this morning just before 8 a.m. According to police, the problem originated at a utility pole on Wall Road east of Highway 71. The cause of the outage was not immediately known. Jersey Central Power & Light [JCP&L] is already on the scene working to repair the problem.
The DCA’s Local Finance Board, which must approve the dissolution of the Heights Fire District before it’s made official, will be meeting this Thursday, Aug. 18.
The board’s August meeting was originally scheduled for last week, Aug. 10, but it did not meet due to a lack of a quorum. The meeting is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. on Thursday and will be held in Trenton.
Both the Democratic and Republican primaries will be held today in Spring Lake Heights.
The Democratic election is uncontested. Mayor H. Frances Enright is the only Democrat seeking her party’s nod for the mayoral seat. John Tully and Raymond Critchley are both running unopposed for the two slots on the November ballot for the two council seats which will be open at the end of the year.
In the Republican primary election, sitting Councilman Gavino “Butch” Maccanico is the only candidate seeking his party’s nod for the mayoral seat. Three candidates are vying for the two Republican spots on the November ballot — incumbent Councilwoman Patricia Cindea, James Shuler and John Lewis.
Both the Democratic and the Republican primaries are held today. Polls in Spring Lake Heights will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Poll locations are:
• District 1: Wall Methodist Church, Old Mill and Wall roads.
• District 2: Spring Lake Heights Community Center, Ocean Road and Ninth Avenue.
• District 3: Spring Lake Heights Firehouse, Sixth and Essex avenues.
• Districts 4 and 5: Borough Hall, 555 Brighton Ave.
On May 2 the clubhouse at Fairway Mews was decorated in Lavender and Lace for a Tea Card Party to benefit Jersey Shore University Medical Center. One hundred ladies from the area attended the tea, with all proceeds going towards the Antepartum Unit at the hospital in Neptune. The fresh smell of Lilacs and Tulips added to the beauty in the room where table center pieces of Lavender Impatients with floral and lace place settings made for spring elegance while keeping with the theme. A committee of over twenty-five Federation Members and other volunteers at Fairway Mews hosted this event by providing homemade tea sandwiches, desserts, tea and champagne punch prior to the commencement of Bridge, Rummy-Q, Mah-Jongg, or simply spending the rest of the afternoon chatting with friends. More than 30 local merchants donated door prizes which were raffled off, bringing the total profit of $2,588, which will be used for expectant mothers with at risk pregnancies at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Tedi Makar and Barbara Birmingham were the Co-Chairs for this Lavender & Lace Tea and would like to thank all involved for making this event so successful.
At the beginning of Monday’s council meeting, local Girl Scouts and their leaders — Spring Lake Heights residents Amy Toman and Lori McBride — made a presentation, thanking the Borough of Spring Lake Heights for its generosity toward the troop in the past few years.
According to Mrs. Toman, the troop consists of 20 local, fourth-grade girls, the largest percentage being from Spring Lake Heights.
The Scouts often use the Spring Lake Heights Community Center for meetings and events, said Mrs. Toman.
The group presented a Good Neighbor Award to the Borough of Spring Lake Heights.
Mayor H. Frances Enright said she was “very happy” the Girl Scouts could make use of the community center.
The cars Heights Cub Scouts raced at their Pinewood Derby might have been tiny, but the race vehicle designs were bursting with creativity.
The members of Spring Lake Heights Cub Scout Pack 69 — comprising the Tiger Cub Den and Webelos Den — recently held their Pinewood Derby.
The first-graders of the Tiger Cub Den and the fourth-graders of the Webelos Den gathered at the Spring Lake Heights Firehouse to race their cars at the annual event.
The Webelos Den members included John Dunlevy [from left], Ian Walsh, Kyle Bauter, Charlie Barreda, Brian Sugrue and Quinn Galvin.
The derby provides the Scouts with the opportunity to build their own cars and learn a little bit about competition, said Cub Master Denis Walsh.
For complete coverage, pick up last week’s edition of The Coast Star, which hit newsstands Thursday.