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Don Curtis, 1934-2015

On February 5, the Township of Ocean League lost more than its treasurer. We remember with sadness and a smile Don Curtis, our large-hearted and quick-witted friend.

True to his principled and dauntless spirit, Don joined League in 1975, the first year men were welcomed. He was active from the start--and a convincing Don Curtis advocate for keeping the name League of Women Voters in respect for our hard-fought beginnings.

Don was a sought-after moderator and the first to volunteer for voter registration drives. He manned the camera for the League's Facts & Issues interview show, hosted by Marie. (You can see his work here.) Over his 45 years in League, he served terms as our local president and LWVNJ Administration of Justice Director. Until last month, he was long-time treasurer of both our League and the Monmouth County ILO and was handling business just days before his death.

We miss him.

His obituary appeared in the Asbury Park Press.

Ocean Town Council Elections On May 12

Eleven candidates -- two slates of five and one independent -- are vying for the five seats on the Town Council in the non-partisan election on May 12.

On the One Ocean slate are Christopher Siciliano, William Garofalo, Donna Schepiga, Richard Long, and Robert Acerra. You can find out more by visiting their website.

For Ocean Together are Sylvia Sylvia, Robert Angelini, John Stuppi, Gail Matarazzo, and Lawrence Mishkin. Their website is here.

John Napolitani is running on the Napolitani Will Listen, Learn and Lead slate.

The deadline for registration is April 21. For more information on how to register, where to vote, and everything you wanted to know about voting but were afraid to ask, see our Voting Guide. The League will host a Candidate's Forum at 7:30 pm, Wednesday, May 6, in the auditorium of the old Oakhurst School, 163 Monmouth Rd.

New Polling Locations

DistrictOld LocationNew Location
1 & 6West Park Recreation CenterSame
2Township of Ocean Sewer AuthoritySame
3Township of Ocean Municipal BuildingSame
4, 5, & 7The English ManorSame
8Wanamassa SchoolThe English Manor
9 & 11Oakhurst Methodist ChurchSame
10Wanamassa SchoolOcean Township Municipal Building
12Wayside Methodist ChurchSt. George Greek Orthodox Church
13Ocean Township Intermediate SchoolSt. George Greek Orthodox Church
14 & 15Presbyterian Church on the HillSame
16Presbyterian Church on the HillOcean Township Gym & Sports Complex
17Ocean Township Elementary SchoolWest Park Avenue Recreation Center
18 & 20Ocean Township Gym & Sports ComplexSt. George Greek Orthodox Church
21Ocean Township Intermediate SchoolPresbyterian Church on the Hill
19 & 22Wayside SchoolOcean Township Gym & Sports Complex

Ocean Council Meetings Are Now Televised

New township mayor Chris Siciliano announced at the January 7 meeting that council meetings will now be televised. Produced by OceanTV, meetings are scheduled to air nightly at 9 p.m. on Cablevision channel 77 and on Verizon FIOS channel 22.

New York Times visits Ocean Township

"The 'Ocean' is aspirational," headlines the Times, which featured the township in its Real Estate section recently. Describing the neighborhoods, featuring some homes, reviewing schools, taxes, what to do, and the commute, the Times survey is for anyone interested in moving here, or in knowing a little about the town -- but not for anyone curious about how Ocean came by its name. If you're interested in the history, click here.

Here is the Times' story.