David Kanko's Blog Posts

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2014 Stafford Township Fall Harvest Wine Festival
  Come out and enjoy many of the finest wines from local wineries.  The annual Stafford Township Fall Harvest Wine Festival returns with wine tasting, live music, enterta...

View Favorite NJ Surf Spots On Cam
Most anyone that lives by the shore knows that we are coming up on that time of year when Mother Nature produces some of the best surf the East Coast has to offer. Thanks to techn...

Thunder Over The Boardwalk AC Air Show
  Its that time of year again to come out and show your support and your love of AIR POWER!  The Atlantic City Air Show is back this year on August 13th!  Headlining...

HOLY HOT PEPPER
 So you say you want to kick up that Chili or favorite spicy dish a notch!  According to the Scoville Scale, a scale which measures the amount of capsaicinoids (Caps...

Stafford Township Historical Society 2014 Summer Concert Series
  Looking for some free live entertainment to add to your summer nights!  Come on down to the Manahawkin Lake Park in Stafford Township and enjoy live performances o...

Best Burgers In Barnegat
  Looking for a place to grab a great burger in Barnegat, NJ?  Look no further and stop by the Shore Fire Grille located at 34 South Main Street, Barnegat Township, NJ. &...

2014 Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst Open House And Air Show
  Its Back!  One of the greatest air shows around.  Come visit  Joint Base NJ to see Americas awesome air power.  Visit the following site for updates on p...

2014 Hook N Ladder Fluke Fishing Tournament
  Come join us for a weekend of fluke fishing, food, beverages and entertainment.  The annual Hook N Ladder Fluke Fishing Tournament sponsored by the Stafford Township Vo...

LBI HOP SAUCE FOR BEER AND SPICE ENTHUSIASTS
  Join us for the first time at the Taylor Avenue Waterfront in Beach Haven, NJ for HOP SAUCE!  This event is for all ages and will pair some of the best local fare with ...

HOP SAUCE FOR BEER AND SPICE ENTHUSIASTS
  Join us for the first time at the Taylor Avenue Waterfront in Beach Haven, NJ for HOP SAUCE!  This event is for all ages and will pair some of the best local fare with ...

Would You Like A Glass Of Wine With That
  If you enjoy a great glass of wine, either by itself or paired with your favorite dish you should definitely stop by Laurita Winery located at 35 ArcherTown Road in New Egyp...

Congress Approves Bill To Curb Flood Rate Hikes
  The House of Representatives have passed The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act with a vote of 306-91.  The bill will now proceed to the Senate for considerati...

ROSEMARY INFUSED OLIVE OIL POPCORN FAVORITE FIREHOUSE SNACK
  Here is a favorite firehouse snack that is healthy and relatively easy to prepare.What you will need:1. 2 cups olive oil2. 3-4 sprigs of fresh rosemary3. Your favorite popco...

Great Apps For Home Buyers
  Ever wonder which apps would work best for your search for the perfect home?  Here are a few that have loads of information!Realtor.com -  Very easy search feature...

CHRISTMAS TREE SAFETY TIPS
  Every year, fire departments around the country respond to house fires caused by improper care of Christmas trees.  Here are a few pointers to make sure you have a...

Stafford PBA 297 Striped Bass Tournament
  Come out and support the Stafford Township Police Dept's PBA Local 297 with their annual Bass Fishing Tournament.  The tournament will be held Nov. 15-17.Cash prizes, a...

October Is Fire Prevention Month
  The month of October is Fire Prevention Month so what better time is there to go over some fire safety tips.1.  SMOKE DETECTORS:  They save lives!  There shou...

Seaside Boardwalk Down But Not Out
  Having responded to Seaside after Superstorm Sandy as a firefighter,  I had my doubts about how the Seaside Boardwalk was ever going to come back.   She was down, ...

Delicious Autumn Squash Soup
1 medium butternut squash 1 large yellow onion ...

STAFFORD FD ANNUAL HOOK AND LADDER FLUKE TOURNAMENT
Join us for the Annual Fishing Tournament benefiting STAFFORD TWP. VOLUNTEER FIRE CO. followed by  HOOK-N-HOG BBQ. Captains Meeting 8/16 @ 7 at the Dutchman's. Tournament 8/...

Fireworks Fun For The July 4th Week
  Here are a few of the areas to catch some awesome fireworks this weekBricktown:  July 4th at 9pm  located at Winward BeachLakewood: July 2nd and July 3rd at First ...

Barnegat Firefighters Honored For Saving One Of Their Own
  On the night of March 18, 2013 the Barnegat Township Volunteer Fire Dept. responded to what they thought would be a routine call.  While working at the scene, fellow fi...

Island Gala And Casino Night
  Come help support David's Dream and Believe Island Gala & Casino Night To Benefit:David’s Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation a 501 (c)(3)“Saving Lives by ...

Tips for a Successful Garage Sale
  Here are a few tips to make sure your next garage sale is as fun and profitable as it can be! 1.  Permit.  Most towns require a permit to hold a garage sale. &nbs...

100 JELLO shots to liven up your summer
  This was a list of JELLO Shots shared on Facebook by Nom Nom Palace!  It is amazing the things we can do with  JELLO!  ENJOY! https://docs.google.com/file/d/...

Best Pizza Pie in Stafford
  There is no other food I take such great pleasure in eating than a fantastic  pizza!  I have tried a slice of pie from pretty much every pizza place in the Staffor...

Hearty Creamy Mushroom Beef Barley Soup
  Looking for something that is easy to prepare, delicious and can warm your insides right to the very core?  Here is my recipe for a very Hearty Creamy Mushroom Beef Bar...

Quotes That Fit The Times
  Here are just a few quotes from great men in history that apply to the times we are in now.    "America will never be destroyed from the outside.  If we fau...

2012 General Tax Rate for Ocean County
  Here is the 2012 general tax rates for towns in Ocean County.  These figures are based per $100 of assesed value: BARNEGAT             ...

Busiest Year for Barnegat and Stafford Fire Departments
  It was a record year for 2 of Ocean Counties fire companies. The Barnegat Fire Department ran 572 calls in the year 2012, while the Stafford Township Fire Department ran 866...

Most Expensive Zip Codes in the US
  So you want to know where to move when you hit the Mega Millions and you say you don"t want to leave the continental United States.  Well here is a list of the top 10 m...

Weighing in on Firefighters Gear
  So you think the laptop you carry to work everyday is heavy?  Or the books, pens and pencils?  Consider what a firefighter wears during his daily tour of duty, and...

Fiscal Cliff Averted So They Say
   So they say we have averted the so called Fiscal Cliff.  Well, anyone paying into social security will notice a pretty substantial decrease in thier pay this year...

Barnegat Fire Depts New Ladder Gets First Call
  The Barnegat Fire Department Station 11 of Barnegat, NJ had the honor of rolling out it's brand new 105' Ladder to its first call.  The call came in on December 13 for ...

Joe Piscopo First Responder Relief Fundraiser
  Please join us for a night of Comedy and Dancing with the famous Joe Piscopo.  This fundraiser is to benefit the Stafford Township and Beach Haven Volunteer Fire Compan...

Coming Together in Times of Tragedy
  As a member of the Stafford Township Fire Company, it was an honor for me to work with the men and women of that department through one of my toughest duties in 25 years as ...

The Dalmatian and the Fire Service
    In honor of Fire Prevention week Oct .7th-13th I figured it would be very fitting to give everyone a little bit of history on one of the fire services greatest mas...

Grilling the Perfect Burger
Here are a few tips on grilling the perfect burger.  1. Keep the meat cold  Make the patties a few hours prior to cooking.  Put back in the fridge.  This will...

Thunder Over The Boardwalk AC Airshow
   AUGUST 17, 2012...Mark your calendar.   Attracting an estimated 800,000 people in 2011, the Atlantic City Airshow Thunder Over The Boardwalk, is one of the most p...


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Nicoles Home Made Manicotti
  Passed down from my wife's grandmother,  here is a little italian dish that although has a light and fluffy pasta, can fullfill the biggest appetite.    Comb...

Tis The Season For Thunderstorms
   For those of you who live in New Jersey, the summertime brings everything from tourists, extreme heat, bugs, black and brown outs, and the greatest increase in Thunder...

Chrystal Clear Pool Water with Household Chemicals
  Tired of paying top prices for all those chemicals to keep your pool water clean.  Did you know most of the chemicals sold at pool supply places are readily available a...

Its Raining on LBI Now What
  Most of us, when we plan for our vacations to sunny destinations tend to forget about the possibility that we may have to find alternatives to the beach on rainy days. ...

Revel in Atlantic Citys Newest Casino
  It's official.  The latest addition to the Atlantic City boardwalk is open for business.  The Revel Hotel and Casino opened to patrons on April 2.  It is the ...

Air Show Returning to Joint Base
    It has been a long 4 years.  4 years since the public has been allowed to enter Mcguire Air Force Base to enjoy America's premier air power.  Well IT'S...

Home previewing made easier
  Searching for that perfect home is a fun, exciting and time consuming  journey.   At the end of a long day of previewing home after home, it can be overwhelming to...

SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES
Prescribed Burning Several times during late winter and early spring, the skies over New Jersey fill with smoke. While this often causes concern for our residents, it is common ...

Determining How Much Mortgage You Can Afford
 Here are a few tips on getting you started in the right direction to figuring out how much mortgage is right for you.  The better you prepare financially, the easier you...

Fresh Cut Christmas Tree Care
How to Care for Your Farm-Grown Fresh Christmas Tree When a Christmas tree is cut, over half of its weight is water. With proper care, you can maintain the quality of your display...

Please Thank a Veteran
 November 11th is Veteran's Day. Last year on Veteran's Day my wife, daughter and I went to IHOP in Manahawkin for breakfast. As we were sitting there I noticed an older coupl...

Stafford Fire Department Open House
  Please come out and join us at the Stafford Township Volunteer Fire Departments Open House on Friday October 14th from 6 - 9:30.  The open house will take place at the ...

Fire Prevention Week is Here
  The week of Oct. 9th through the 15th is National Fire Prevention week.  Please take the time to think about your fire safety and how to prepare your family in case of ...

A Horrific Good Time
Do you like Halloween? Do you enjoy a good scare? Is your idea of a good time walking the halls of a Haunted School? Then come join us at the H and M Potter School in Bayville for...

Stafford Fire Company Halloween Bash
Dust off those old Halloween costumes or try your hand at customizing a new one and come out to support your local fire department with a night of Ghosts, Ghouls and Goblins! ...

Atlantic City Air Show Schedule
As promised, here is the updated Flight and Entertainment Schedule for the 2011 Atlantic City Thunder Over the Boardwalk Air Show. Don't miss out at seeing American Air Power a...

Thunder Over the Boardwalk Atlantic City Airshow
I know it's early, but I wanted to get the word out so you can make plans to attend this spectacular event. An experience that can be enjoyed by everyone. The Atlantic City Airsh...

My Little Slice of Heaven on LBI
If you have ever been lucky enough to visit The Seashell Resort and Beach Club located at 10 S. Atlantic Ave., in Beach Haven you will understand why I call this my little slice ...

Barnegat Classic Car Poker Run and BBQ
Come support the Barnegat Rotary Club and enjoy a day of sun, water, classic cars and BBQ at the Barnegat Municipal Dock. The festivities will be on June 4, 2011 starting with a p...


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