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October 24 – Great Storms of the Jersey Shore
October 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Join us on Wednesday, October 24th to hear authors Margaret Thomas Buchholz and Scott Mazella talk about Great Storms of the Jersey Shore. The talk will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Level 2 Reading Room.
Through a PowerPoint presentation Margaret Buchholz will tell us more about the history of different Great Storms of New Jersey and Scott Mazella will key in more on Superstorm Sandy. Both have books on New Jersey storms published by Down-the-Shore Publishing.
Margaret Buchholz was born in Manhattan and brought by her parents to Long Beach Island, New Jersey, just in time to be evacuated by the Coast Guard during a northeaster. She started her education in a one-room school in Barnegat Light. After graduating Cedar Crest College, she and her husband purchased The Beachcomber, a Jersey Shore weekly newspaper. He died two years later and she published it seasonally for 35 years. She is a world traveler and currently divides her time between Key West, Maine and Harvey Cedars, on Barnegat Bay, where her family has been coming since the middle of the 19th Century.
Scott Mazella holds a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from Rutgers University and is a middle school history teacher in Old Bridge. A former print and television reporter, and passionate weather buff, he also has a long family history on Long Beach Island. His family’s home in Holgate was damaged in the 1962 northeaster, and again in Sandy.
All are welcome to this free talk. RSVP is appreciated. Please respond to Cindy Warrick at email@example.com or 609-278-2640 ext. 172.