Who should go to jail?

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Does Shawn or Sue go to jail?  That’s for you to decide!  The Toms River High School North Nautical Star Theatre Company wants you to vote for the organization who makes it onto their TRopoly Board.


Congratulations to all the finalists in the more important categories.

Standout Community Leaders (The top 3 will be chosen)

1. Heather Barbieri, Executive Director of the OCC Foundation

2. Carolyn Little, English Teacher and Theatre Director at High School North

3. Michael Hecht, Owner of Hecht Trailers

4. Tom Kelaher, Mayor of Toms River

5. Jonathan Petro, Partner at the Law Offices of Carluccio, Leone, Dimon, Doyle and Sacks, YMCA Board

Member, Big Brothers/ Big Sisters Volunteer, Toms River County Club Board Member

6. Jennifer Richmond, Owner of Jennicakes

7. Father G. Scott Shaffer, Pastor at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church

8. Shawn Vice, Toms River Charity Event Planner

Best Toms River Charities (The top 2 will be chosen and a donation from the High School North Theatre

Company will be made to the charity who gets the most votes.)

1. Big Brothers/ Big Sisters

2. Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore

3. Habitat for Humanity

4. Harbor House

5. Hometown Heroes

6. The Hope Center

7. Oceans of Love

8. People’s Pantry

9. United Way

a. “[We] are a life changing preventive program that ultimately reduces the need for possible

future juvenile justice and school disciplinary intervention when the child is older and/or

becomes an adult.”


Most Inspiring Teacher (The top 2 will be chosen)

1. Jim Francis, High School South

2. Kim General, High School North

3. Karin Krenek, Donovan Catholic

4. Carolyn Little, High School North

5. Merrell Newman, High School North

6. Angela Palumbo, High School North

7. Kyle Seiverd, High School North


Local Businesses/ Groups that Further the Arts (The top 3 will be chosen)

1. Accents by Narcissus Florals

2. Broadway Bound Dance Centre

3. Burning Monk Tattoos and Art Gallery

4. Color Me Mine

5. Downtown Dance Academy

6. Exit 82 Theatre Company

7. Ocean County Historical Society

8. Joistar Music Studio

9. LA Photography

10. Lillian Dean Dance Studio

11. Shall We Dance

12. Toms River High School North Nautical Star Theatre Company

13. Toms River Music Academy

14. TRAC (Toms River Artist Community)

15. The Ultimate Dance Studio Inc.

16. White Lotus Tattoo and Art Gallery


Best Specialty Food Shops (The top 3 will be chosen)

1. Broadway Giant Bagel Inc.

2. Jennicakes

3. LaScala Pastry Shop

4. Lusia’s Polish Deli

5. Mandoli’s Custom Cake Confectionary

6. Mid-Shore Meats

7. New York Water Bagel Company

8. OB-CO Donuts

9. Ocean Organics Juice Bar & Cafe

10. Red Rose Bakery

11. Rich’s Ice Cream Carousel

12. Uncle Dood’s Donuts

13. Yellow Brick Road Ice Cream


Best Toms River Restaurant (The top 3 will be chosen)

1. Aqua Blu Restaurant

2. Artisan’s Italian Restaurant and Brewery

3. Capone’s Gourmet Pizza and Pasta Restaurant

4. Caneda’s

5. Cool Beans Coffee House

6. Il Giardinello Ristorante

7. Pizza and Panini

8. The Office Lounge

9. Social 37

10. Velo Eatery

11. Xina


Favorite Things to Do in Toms River (The top 3 will be chosen)

1. 600 Main Tea Room

2. All Star Sports Academy

3. Beach

4. Insectropolis

5. Ocean County Mall

6. Playdrome Lanes

7. Retro Fitness

8. Robert J. Novins Planetarium

9. Simply Skin Day Spa


Best Local Business (The top 3 will be chosen)

1. 600 Main

2. Accents by Narcissus Florals

3. Brilliant Environmental Services

4. Cherry Lane Child Care and Learning Center

5. Harris’ Department Store

6. Hecht Trailers

7. Jennicakes

8. Uncle Dood’s Donuts

9. Yesterday’s and Today’s Antique and Consignment Store


Best Toms River Event (The top 3 will be chosen)

1. OCVTS’ International Chef’s Night

2. NJ State Chili & Salsa Cook Off

3. Cruisin’ Downtown

4. Toms River Farmer’s Market

5. Toms River Founder’s Day

6. Toms River Food Fest

7. St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church’s Greek Festival

8. Toms River Fire Company #1’s Halloween Parade

9. NJ State Ice Cream Festival



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