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Pokemon Go players in Toms River
Pokemon players near WOBM's studios on Robbins Street in Toms River (Andy Chase, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Fads Come and Go But Uggs Are Here To Stay

When I pulled into my parking spot at work this morning for some reason I had memories of what is was like about five months earlier when the street outside our downtown Toms River office would be filled with mostly young people playing Pokémon Go even at 4 o’clock in the morning.

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Chris Fleming as the head of the QTSV team in Germany
Chris Fleming as the head of the QTSV team in Germany (Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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Basketball from Brooklyn to Toms River

How many of you knew that arguably the greatest high school basketball player in recent Ocean County history is now an assistant coach with the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets?

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Leonard T. Connors, Jr. (courtesy Jason Smith)
Leonard T. Connors, Jr. (courtesy Jason Smith)
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Loss of a Public Service Giant

On Friday afternoon there will be a funeral Mass for Leonard Connors at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Brant Beach and if all of those whose lives he touched attended there would simply not be enough room.

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Cynthia Suozzo Triana and her family
Cynthia Suozzo Triana and her family (Cynthia Suozzo Triana)
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Another Chance at #GivingTuesday

Cynthia Suozzo Triana grew up in Whiting and graduated from Manchester Township High School. Now the married mother of a young son she still lives in Manchester and is well aware that children are outnumbered by the retirees living in senior citizen communities and nursing homes.

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Asbury Park celebrates its come from behind championship win over Keyport (Scott Stump)
Asbury Park celebrates its come from behind championship win over Keyport (Scott Stump)
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Five champions on the Shore

The high school football season ended on Saturday with mixed results for the ten Shore Conference teams that began the day in search of state sectional championships.

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We Are The Champions (24 times)

When the dust settles sometime Sunday night a total of 24 teams in New Jersey will be able to proclaim themselves as state champions which his ludicrous to begin with. The system in place by the NJSIAA fits nicely for those who believe everyone should get a trophy or a championship jacket or ring.

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Kevin Williams and family celebrate son Brandon's graduation from Penn State in 2008
Kevin Williams and family celebrate son Brandon's graduation from Penn State in 2008 (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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“Happy” Returns to Penn State’s Happy Valley

Saturday night, in what is the unlikeliest of scenarios, Penn State will play for the Big Ten Championship. WE ARE!

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A gloomy day in Toms River
A gloomy day in Toms River (Brad Burascano, Townsquare
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Thoughts In The November Rain

Some random notes and thoughts on this final day of November:

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Shawn and Sue at their Making Miracles Radiothon at IHOP in Brick
Shawn and Sue at their Making Miracles Radiothon at IHOP in Brick (Shawn Michaels, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Giving Tuesday: Better to Give Than to Receive

We’ve experienced Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. Today is not about the deals we get but rather those we help.

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Philadelphia Flyers' Anthony Stolarz squirts himself with water
Philadelphia Flyers' Anthony Stolarz squirts himself with water (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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Sports: An Escape from Reality

It would be easy to make an argument that our obsession with sports in this country is often over the top and not exactly kept in the proper perspective.

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"Turkey" on the reception desk at WOBM
"Turkey" on the reception desk at WOBM (Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Putting the ‘thanks’ back in Thanksgiving

Despite recent efforts of some you simply can’t ruin Thanksgiving which for me will always be the best holiday of the year because it’s pure, for the most part.

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JFK In Dallas Motorcade
President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline Kennedy ride with Secret Serfvice agents in an open car motorcade shortly before the president was assassinated in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963 (Keystone/Getty Images)
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Camelot Ended 53 Years Ago Today

Anniversaries of significant events often lose their meaning over a period of time only to re-surface when the anniversary is what most would term a noteworthy one.

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