You may know that the offices/studios of WOBM and Townsquare Media are located in downtown Toms River. It is shocking how different this area is on holidays and when schools in Toms River are closed which they have been this week in part due to the NJEA teachers convention. Traffic is considerably lighter and the children of High School South do not go out for lunch. If you pair that with Toms River and/or Ocean County employees having the day off, it’s like a ghost town…which is nice once in a while.
The only two Ocean County teams remaining in the NJSIAA Football Playoffs both call Toms River home. The North Mariners host Kingsway tonight in South Jersey’s Group 5 Championship game, which is a rematch from last year which the Dragons won at the last minute. TR North will seek revenge for this and claim a section title. Meanwhile, Donovan Catholic has the seemingly impossible task of trying to beat Bergen Catholic on Saturday afternoon at Oradell in the non-public ‘A’ quarter-finals and it’s also a rematch of a playoff of the year. last the Crusaders won 35-7 on their way to a 15e state championship.
Returning to school after a week off for fall vacation, Veterans Memorial Middle School in The Brick will host its annual Veterans Day celebration which last year hosted more than 1,500 guests. It’s about showing veterans how grateful students are for the dedication given to our country. The after-school event will include tours of the living museum, the presentation of the colors by the Brick Memorial and the Brick Township ROTC, a performance by the Brick Memorial Choir, student readings at the Vets Memorial as well as a performance by their college group. .
The evening will conclude with the additional names that will be added to the school’s Wall of Honor that identifies Veterans Memorial graduates who have served or are actively serving in the military.
A very nice touch from the school and the district to educate the students on how the day goes.