Superstorm Sandy

A year after Superstorm Sandy, the Jersey Shore shows significant signs of restoration. Rebuilding efforts led by local government, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and town citizens have taken great strides in restoring the Shore that was nearly flattened last October.

Floorplans

As we continue to watch the real estate market thermometer inch its way back toward center, developers continue to make more enticing incentives and improvements to their properties. One local example Seabrook, an Erickson Living community in Tinton Falls, N.J.

chef

Three teams will square off later this month in Seabrook s fourth annual Super Chef competition on Sept. 19.

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A Taste of the Best of Broadway IIcomprised songs from Broadway s best-loved composers, including Charles Strause, Sigmond Romberg, George and Ira Gershwin, and Rodgers and Hammerstein, among others.

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Darcy Lee loves to garden. But the small yard at his townhouse in Lauren s Harbor, N.J., doesn t afford him enough room for more than a few plants. Instead, he gardens with his friend Augie Chai at Seabrook, an Erickson Living community in Tinton Falls.

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The thing that sold me to move to Seabrook was the auditorium, Lindo Meli says. I saw the potential to do showshere that would appeal to people my age, who live here. A life-long entertainer, Meli started the Seabrook Performers Theatrical Group upon moving to the Tinton Falls community. The group produces at least two shows a year in Seabrook s 250-seat auditorium.

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Scads of volunteers cover the sand at Fifth Avenue and Gazebo in Bradley Beach, N.J.

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In honor of those serving overseas, Seabrook provided some comfort to troops and offered its own special way of saying thanks. [caption id="attachment_13564" align="alignright" width="280" caption="May Yeh, Shirley Sliker, Ruth Gay, Jane Finton, and Art Wenzel load donated items.

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Tea Party may now be synonymous with a rising political movement, but to Ruth Eckle, it s an entertaining afternoon spent with friends. [caption id="attachment_12854" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Edith Lovette entertains with soft piano music during the high tea at Seabrook.