Rick Saparito Jr's Blog Posts

Detroit Bicycle Company

I recently watched an episode of "Translogic" on the Velocity Channel about the Detroit Bicycle Company. This company is making great strides into reviving the City of Detroit.

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Rosie O Barnegat

They say there is no bad publicity...hmmmm.  Barnegat New Jersey will soon find out. With the latest drama surrounding Rosie O' Donnell's daughter Chelsea,  who met up with a guy

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Housing Market Bottom To Fall Out

Made you look! Considering this heading just a few years ago was a real threat, now no longer a problem. Most of the country is experiencing a rise in sales volume, and some both volume and

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New Jersey Car Shows

Tis' the season to be jolly if you're a car guy (or girl). With the temperature finally headed to 70 degrees, there should be a vast amount of car shows and rides soon. At the Jersey Shore'

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Drive For Autism In Manahawkin NJ

Autism is a disease most don't understand. although i myself don't know much about it, i know many suffer from different stages of it. i was fortunate to be part of a benefit drive for autism which

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LOCHIEL CREEK OCEAN COUNTY PARK

For you nature lovers there is a new Ocean County Park in Barnegat. Lochiel Creek located on Barnegat Blvd, just west of Route 9. This site is 177 acres of forest and wetlands. There are restrooms,

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February Facebook Fact

I recently wrote an article for a local board of Realtors explaining the importance of advertising on Facebook. So for you who want exposure to something... a product, new information, a business

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Barnegat NJ Sales Stats

Barnegat year end sales statistics--2014 was an average year for sales, nothing big happened. Below are the numbers.As of today 271 Homes, Condo's, Mobile Homes and alike were sold with the high end

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10 Cokes A Day For 30 Days

I recently read an article where a man used himself as a test dummy. He wanted to see what would happen to his body if he drank 10 cokes a day for 30 days. The results are staggering. We all love a

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Barnegat Fire Department Car Show 2014

Barnegat Fire Department had a great turn out at their 2nd annual Classic Car Show November 15th. 2014. There were plenty of cool cars & trucks, with lots of trophies and awards. Music all

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NASCAR And The Movies

If everyone remembers the movie “Days of Thunder” starring Tom Cruise, it was all about car racing. In one scene during a race in Phoenix Arizona, “Rowdy Rody Piper” hits Cole Trickle (Tom

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Fast And Loud Ford Maverick

 Well it’s loud, not that fast, but does have a really cool look. My latest project car is a 1973 Ford Maverick. It’s one of those cars you don’t see much of anymore. I like a “jacked

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Okeechobee Mud Festival 2013

Well here's a new one. A day in the mud with your truck, family and friends, sort of like a boaters day on the water. If you watch the video you'll see that there are many creative minded people.

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Car Crazy In Beach Haven

For all you classic car lovers and corvette enthusiasts, come out and see the show!6/1/2014 Beach Bums Corvette Club 10th Annual Judged Corvette show. Registration starts at 8am and ends at.

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2014 Atlantic City Car Show Update

The show has come and gone, but I think it was a great success. There were many cars and lookers. At $12.00 for parking (up to 4 hours), $25 to get in and $9.00 for a beer it was pretty pricey. I

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Whispering Hills Townhome Development Barnegat NJ

This Eco-friendly townhouse community is situated on 85 acres in southern Ocean County's Barnegat Township, ideally positioned near abundant recreational amenities including swimming,

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Pricing Your Barnegat Home To Sell

Barnegat New Jersey residents ask this question all the time “should I leave wiggle room in the price”? Its always a NO! An overpriced home gets few, if any showings. Buyers have an arsenal of

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GREAT WOLF LODGE Family Relief From The Winter Blues

As a holiday treat, we recently took our adult children and 3 grandchildren to GREAT WOLF LODGE in the Poconos (PA) for a 2 night weekend stay. What a refreshing escape from the cold and snow we

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2014 Atlantic City Collector Car Show

Friday Feb 28th - Sunday Mar 2nd 2014 Location: Atlantic City Convention Center - 1 Convention Boulevard, Atlantic City New Jersey This is the 40th anniversary of this great indoor

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Obtaining A Streamline Loan

Recently a buyer of mine purchased a home using a 203k loan. This loan is designed to help a buyer purchase a home that might need a little work. The maximum someone can borrow is $35,000.

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Real Estate Hope And Change

This term used by our President Barack Obama, "Hope and Change" in government, and they way the USA moves forward with a Democratic Leader. I'm using the term for Hope and Change in real,

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Obtaining A VA Loan

If you didn't know, the VA guarantee's the loan for the servicemen, they don't actually loan the money, a bank or mortgage company does. A VA loan still requires the applicant to have good

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441 Main Street Barnegat New Jersey

One thing you don't hear much of is the commercial real estate industry. Well I'm here to give you an update! In the past 24 months Ocean County sold or leased 60 properties. Some of the notable

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Barnegat New Jersey Foreclosure List

If you're in the market for a home you'll want to pick up my 16 page eBook on New Jersey Real Estate home buying. It has a section for first time home buyers, cool real estate terms and

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Atlantic City Indoor Car Racing 2014

Atlantic City race fans it's here, the first race of the season at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall Indoor racing facility. January 24th & 25th 2014. This year there are more than 100 

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Adult Community Heritage Bay Barnegat

If you'd like more information about adult communities in Barnegat read below.If your looking for an adult community home, Barnegat has lots to offer. Barnegat has 5 communities all offering

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No Pants Subway Ride

A no pants subway ride is not something you'll find around the Jersey Shore, but it's funny nonetheless. This trend started in 2002 by 7 guys as a harmless prank, has turned into a global

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Barnegat NJ Real Estate Sales Update

It's 2014, the holidays are over and I thought it was time to fill you in on what's happening in the Barnegat NJ real estate market. I not only sell real estate here, but I live here too! As of

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NJ Home Buyers Guide

If you're in the market to buy a home this year, you'll want to pick-up a copy of my eBook, NJ FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS GUIDE. This informative guide to buying a home with me will have you on the

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Fresh Prince Of Bel Air Uncle Phil

Uncle Phil, the character on the fresh prince of Bel-Air, James Avery died at age 68. Better known as "Honorable Philip Banks". He laid down the rules for character played by Will Smith, the nephew

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Professor Reportedly Admits Faking AIDS Vaccine

Another scandal with a college professor. What is this world coming to? A recent article in the New York Post claims a Professor from Iowa State University faked having an AIDS vaccine so he

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Paul Walker Faked His Death

Rumors are flying that Paul Walker faked his own death! If he did to benefit the release of his new movie, Fast & Furious 7, that's awful, everyone was going to see it anyway. I'm not sure who

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A Duck Dynasty Disaster

Not the triple D's you were thinking of, but still a big deal! The Duck Commander, Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty is now suspended from A&E TV. A&E the creators of the show Duck Dynasty

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November Classic Car Show In Barnegat

A November car show? I thought they were done for the year, but not so fast! Jim, owner of Unshredded Nostalgia in Barnegat his FIRST EVER Classic Car Show. All the proceeds from this show

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MAVTV The New Speed Channel

Well here it is, I found it! A few months back I reported that Speed Channel on Comcast had disappeared, and i didn't know where all my favorite shows went. I'm here to tell you that MAVTV is

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Barnegat NJ Master Bathroom Makeover Idea

If you're thinking of remodeling your master bathroom here is a tip from the experts at HGTV. Their first note is nothing is too elegant or unusual. Check out the photo I posted of a beautiful

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Top 12 NASCAR Drivers

It wasn't without drama, but Martin Truex Jr made the "chase". This is awesome news for Truex fans. The Richmond race on Saturday night was exciting right to the finish. Again Martin Truex Jr

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NASCARS Martin Truex Jr

Most people around the Jersey Shore look at Martin as their Hometown hero. He comes from a small town in Southern New Jersey, but Martin made it BIG. Driving for Michael Waltrip Racing, #56

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Speed Channel Or Fox Sports One

Recently Fox Sports 1 took over Speed channel-what a bummer for Speed lovers like myself. I don't know where to go to for all the shows I used to watch. NASCAR race Hub, GEARZ, and all the other

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20th Annual Haskell Classic Car Show

20 years has come, its an amazing day of different types of "horses". There is "real horsepower" with the Haskell, and then you have classic cars with lots of horsepower too! This is a fun event

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Baywick Shopping Plaza Car Show July 2013

Hello Hot Rodders! If you don't know about this show, then check it out. Last week i spent an hour or so at the Baywick Plaza in Bayville where I met the DJ, DJ-PHAT-T.  It was a good show,

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Newest Lifeguard Named EMILY

If you haven't seen EMILY, Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard. She is a remote controlled unit that a lifeguard can "drive" out to the person/s in trouble faster than they could swim. They

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Barnegat Township Sales Update

It's been a few months since my last update and a lot has happened since. Sales from March 1st thru May 6th 2013 are as folllows. 51 homes have been sold in Barnegat during this time. 19 Adult

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Ocean County Vocational Classes

If you haven't been to a vocational center in the last few years, things have changed! This type of school was always known for where the "problem kids" went. That is not the case today. There are

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South Jersey Classic Car Show

Last year I posted many car show days and dates, and this year I will do my best to provide you with more if possible. The show below sounds like fun and I hope to attend.  April 27, 2013 1:00

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Car insurance dilemmas in New Jersey

Only recently I had to find out in New Jersey, drivers are allowed to carry a minimum of $5,000 property damage insurance coverage. Now this may not sound terrible, but let me explain. My vehicle

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Tips when renting a car in NJ

I recently rented a car to take on vacation to Florida. I won't say exactly who I rented from because it was a terrible experience. I learned alot about renting and here are my tips: ALWAYS

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Monday Morning Blues Fix

Have you ever heard the term "A POSITIVE ATTITUDE BRINGS POSITIVE RESULTS"?, If not let me explain. If yu wake up (like the lady at the bagel shop I just visited) and tell yourself I'm tired, I'm,

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Atlantic City Car Show Update

Hotrods, ratrods, customs, lowriders and more will all be on display at this years 2013 Atlantic City Car show. Enthusiasts and families come on out. I always dreamed of owning one, and maybe this

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Woman has the pole at Daytona

The filed is almost set, but Danica Patrick is this years fastest and won the pole position for 2013 Daytona 500. This was a big task but she is ready for it. The other drivers say she deserves it,

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NASCAR The Sprint Unlimited

February 16th opens the season of Sprint Cup Series. It's sort of a crazy race. 75 lap non-points race where fans get to vote of stuff...crazy, lets just race, who cares about what fire suit Miss

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Jersey Shore Cigarette Smokers

Recently while grabbing coffee at a local Wawa convience store, a store employee was on a break (i assume) and was out front smoking a cigarette. I witnessed her just as she was finished, she just

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Jersey Shore Boat Sale and Expo

February 21st thru the 24th, at the Raritan Center in Edison. Come see the latest technologies, fastest boats, best luxury cruisers and best fishing boats for sale. Learn new techniques for safer

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Philadelphia Golf Show 2013

Golfers-It's here, the start of the 2013 golf season. Many of you are saying I know it's here, I saw Tiger Woods win at Torrey Pines already, well you're right and now its time for you to see all

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Atlantic City indoor Car Racing

Racing fans, car guys & girls if you haven't looked at the 2013 racing schedule, here it is. Atlantic City indoor racing is a hidden gem of racers. Micro's, Slingshots, Champ Karts and TQ

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If I could have a beer with Jesus

I hope I don't offend anyone because this is only about a song by Thomas Rhett, a country singer. While working I love to listen to music with earbuds and found this song to be amazing. As I think

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Moving Out Of New Jersey

I read a recent article that said New Jersey had the highest move-out rate. United Van Lines reports out on their 36th annual "migration study" that we had the highest number of people moving out of

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Keep your Head up Jersey Shore

A great song by Andy Grammer, Keep Your Head Up could'nt be more fitting for the people of the Jersey Shore, we need it! This area was hit hard by Superstorm Sandy and it going to be felt for

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Quotes from great movies past

I thought I would start the New Year of  by posting some quotes from movies I love, maybe you do too! I hope you enjoy them. 1. Smokey and the Bandit ( Cledus Snow, "snowman" say's to his

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Fort Lauderdale Florida

A place I grew up at in the late 1970's. Plantation Fla, just west of Ft. Lauderdale off Sunrise blvd, directly accross from Plantation High School (Apple Creek Town homes). As a high school student

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Nokia Lumia New Windows Phone

I made the switch and I'm no longer an Apple user. Yes, that's right no more IPhone, Ipad or IPod, but I still need ITunes :-). I love music and the Windows Lumia 920 plays music, and its very easy

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Days Of Our Lives

Like sands through the hour glass, so are the days of our lives. How true this is for Barnegat township. At a recent public meeting an angry township resident was escorted out for his own safety (so

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Social Skills or Social Studies

What is more important these days, Social Skills, or Social Studies? I think in the immediate, we need to teach our kids Social Skills. We have introduced our kids to texting, email and Facebook,

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New Jersey NASCAR Native Martin Truex Jr

Well the 2012 Nascar season is over and although Martin did not win the championship, he did make it into the chase. Martin who is part of the MWR, Michael Waltrip Racing Team has plans to make 2013

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Atlantic City Car Show

The 2013 Atlantic City Car Show will be here before you know it, so car lovers mark it down on your calendars. This car show is the largest east coast car show and auction with over 60,000

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Superstorm Sandy NYC Food and Wine Fundraiser

Some of Americas finest chefs from Las Vegas come together to raise some money for Sandy victims. December 9th from 11-3pm Southern Wine and Spirits will host an event at the Brooklyn Bridge at the

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Funny how a melody sounds like a memory

Lyrics from country singer Eric Church-Springsteen. Wow I love this song. He sings;when I think about you, I think about 17, I think about my old jeep. I think about the stars in the sky, FUNNY HOW

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Turkey Derby at Wall Stadium NJ

Race car fanatics, it's that time of year again. 2012 Turkey Derby is here Friday, Saturday & Sunday 11/23, 11/24 & 11/25!  There are many races and racers. This is a fun event and the

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Barnegat Homes Sales Update

Sales for this area have been steady for the last 45 days and below is a recap of it all. Since September 18th, 2012 Barnegat successfully closed 28 homes of which 8 were adult communities. We had

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Velocity Channel All Girls Garage

"ALL GIRLS GARAGE" A show I just came accross "flippin" thru the channels. I am proud to say I think women can fix things too. In this new age we live in, women are doing way more than "cleaning the

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How to help Hurricane Sandy Victims

Hello everyone, I didn't know what to write about because there is only one thing of importance right now, HELPING THE VICTIMS OF HURRICANE SANDY. I live in NJ and I'm in an area affected by the

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Overhaulin on Speed TV

Overhaulin' is now back at Velocity! Chip Foose and his gang are lloking for well desrving people who love their car and whose story is inspirational and deserves to be shared with the world. Of

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NJ Auto Show Pumpkin Run

16th Annual Pumpkin Run, Auto & Tractor Show  Flemings Auto Parts 353 Zion Road Egg Harbor Township November 5th 8-4pm Rain Date November 12th This year will be like many others at

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Kroozin Car Show at Raceway Park

KROOZIN SPECIAL EVENT Sunday October 28TH,  Englishtown NJ Raceway ParK.   Kroozin Productions is providing sponsorship of ("The Digs at E-Town, "MONSTER BASH") So come and joins

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NJ Auto Show and Motorcycle Meet

October 13, 2012 from 12 pm to 4 pm Rain Date: Sunday, October 14th ​New Jersey Blind Citizens Association's (NJBCA)/Camp Happiness 7th Annual Auto Show & Motorcycle Meet

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Ocean Gate EMS Car Show

Ocean Gate EMS 7th Annual Car Show October 13th 11 am till 4 pm (Car Registration 8:30 till noon)​ Dash Plaques and Goodie bags to first 225 Vehicles First Aid Park - Corner of E.Cape May

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Rat Rods and Marketing

I have been looking for a new way to advertise and thought about putting my name on the back of a COOL CAR. While looking at some old classic cars like T-Buckets, GTO's, Mustangs and many pick-up

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Monmouth County Park System Manasquan Reservoir

The Manasquan Reservoir is both a water source for towns and utilities and a natural setting for recreation. The 770 acre site is part of a larger 1200 acre site that includes wetlands and woods, a

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Barnegat Mid September Sales Update

Summer is over but the sales season is not! Barnegat has had 7 closings since the start of the month. Now, 7 closings may seem insignifigant, and although the number is down by 3 homes, it  

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Have you tuned up your vehicle lately

Well if you're like me you want your vehicle running its best to get the best gas mileage possible. I recently thought it was time to tune-up my 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. This is a sweetheart of a.

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Barnegat End of Summer Sales Update

If you read my Summer Sales Update dated 8/8/2012 this will fill you in on the sales from August 9th-September 5th, 2012. From 8-9 there were 18 additional homes sold in Barnegat, down only 1 sale

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Tiger Woods Rory McIlory or Louie

If you're a golfer, then this weekend was a great weekend to be a fan of either. All threee guys played stellar golf, but Rory took home the Trophy! Rory is referred to by many as the "young Tiger

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Nike and their most expensive shoe

Nike has been a household name for many years Jordan, Tiger and now James. Nike has upgraded their latest shoe to include basketball great Lebron James. Nike, a brand that every kid wants just came

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Waretown Ocean County Sales Update

Waretown, NJ, a small town just north of Barnegat is experiencing a great year in real estate. Sales from 5/31/2012 to 8/13/2012 are up approximately 25% over last year during the same time. 

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Barnegat Summer Sales Update

Sales in Barnegat from 5/31/2012 to 8/8/2012 were pretty promising. There were 49 total sales, 24 Adult community homes ranging in price from $17,500 in Pinewood Estates to $302,500 in Four Seasons

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Randy Travis another DWI

Randy Travis, the country singing legend was arrested again for DWI. Apparently he was involved in an accident and then when confronted by State Troopers, he thought it was a good idea to threaten

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Dodge says goodbye to NASCAR

Well as a NASCAR fan and a Dodge owner, this is bad news. I know Dodge has been in financial trouble from the slow economy, but I'm not sure if that had any influence on their decision. Dodge had

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Truck U and other SPEED TV shows

Like many other reality TV shows, Speed TV has joined the drama by offering a show called Hard parts. I watched one episode and midway thru I turned it off. The show is based on people asking the

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Speed TV Fastest Quarter Mile Track

If you’re a NASCAR fan then you might just appreciate this. On Sundays, May through September, from 1927 through 1938, thrill-seeking Crowds packed the stands of “The World's Fastest

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New Egypt Speedway August Racing Schedule

If you're a racing fan or just want to do something different, I suggest you try the New Egypt Speedway. Below is the August racing calendar. I suggest you look it over and call before you go to be

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Car Shows and Cruise Nights

If you're a car lover, especially a classic car, then you will want to save this schedule. I love hot rods and old gasser type cars (although I don't own one yet), and enjoy talking to the owners to

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Wanna Get The Led Out

If you're a Led Zepplin fan then you must see Get The Led Out. Get The Led Out is a group of professional musicians who are passionate about their love of the music of Led Zeppelin. It's been

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Blood Stains on Carpet or bedding

Recently I read a blog post that had many great uses for Hydrogen Peroxide, but I didn't see this; If you have a blood stain on your carpet, clothing, bedding or any fabric you can use Hydrogen

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Online Safety Is Very Important

Recently I had the opportunity to speak with a well know Southern New Jersey Regional Hospital Secuirty Director. He told me some of the new threats of online security they're facing and said I

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If You Like Country Music

Come see Lee Brice 6/28/2012 at Six Flags Great Adventure in the Northern Star Arena. After the Reign opens the show at 6pm, follwed by Country Music Star Lee Brice at 7pm.  See you at the

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Ways to keep your KOI pond clear

You need to get rid of the nutrients in your pond and one way is by adding beneficial bacteria to your pond. You see, there are 2 types of bacteria; the "bad" kind of bacteria and the good!&

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Drop Stop Car Seat Wedges

Are you tired of losing things to the space between your seats and the console? If so, I found the perfect fix, they're called Drop Stop Seat Wedges. I'm a member of Groupon.com and they are selling

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Why Should I Aerate My Lawn

Why do I need to aerate my lawn? Aeration helps lawns by breaking up the thatch layer. Too much thatch may house insects and diseases, prevents pesticides from reaching the pests in the soil such

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Summer Selling Tips at The Jersey Shore

Memorial Day Weekend has shown us how traffic to the Jersey Shore increases.   Here are some simple tips to take advantage of this time of year when trying to sell your home.  

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Looking for kids summer camp

Ocean County College is now offering Summer Camp for Kids ( and teens) ages 5-17 and grades k-12. There are dozens of fun and exciting programs.  Offerings range from one to five day camps and

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Ride your bike to work if you can

Ride your bike to work day was May 18th, did you ride? Did you even know there was such an event? Either did I but wish I did. With gas prices this high, we could all use a day off from buying or

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Canvas photo or matted and framed

Recently I was at a local fish pond store and noticed a photographer was selling photos he/she had matted and framed. I thought about making a few of my own, but was going to put them on canvas.;

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The Great Balloon Festival Coming Soon

I've never attended this festival, but plan on attendiing this year. Each year I wonder how fun it must be to see them all take off as the sky fills with beautiful balloons. Below is information on

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Not A Beach Person But Like Th

There is plenty to do even if you're not a beach lover. Tired of traffic and parking? Barnegat Bay Beach is perfect for you then. Located on Bayshore Drive in Barnegat, the Bay Beach is quiet and

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New Jersey Solar Power LLC

If you are considering Solar power, you should talk to Michael Ruscito from New Jersey Power, LLC in Bayville, NJ. I recently spoke to him regarding my own home. He explained the process and the

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American Pickers Filming At Local Antiques Restoration Shop

American Pickers, a popular antique-scavenging TV show visited Barnegat yesterday, causing excitement by the Bay Avenue antiques restoration business, where people dropped in to peek at the host

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Barnegat Town-Wide Yard Sale April 28

Bargains by the yard can be found in historic Barnegat on Saturday, April 28 when the whole town turns out for the acclaimed Barnegat Town-Wide Yard Sale. From contemporary to Victorian, Barnegat

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Historical Towne Smithville hosts springtime social celebration Mayfest

Every year in May the historic town of Smithville is host to the well known "Mayfest". There are 60 village shops, 100's of crafters, food stations and much more. This year the live entertainment"

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