Testosterone is a crucial hormone for men and plays an important role throughout the male lifespan. Most of a male's testosterone is produced through the testicles. Also called the male sex hormone, testosterone starts playing its part during puberty.
When a male goes through puberty, testosterone helps males develop:
As boys turn to men and men grow older, testosterone levels deplete naturally. Sometimes, events like injuries and chronic health conditions like diabetes can lower testosterone levels. Unfortunately, when a man loses too much T, it results in hypogonadism. When this happens, the testosterone must be replaced, or the male will suffer from symptoms like muscle loss, low libido, and even depression.
TRT is exactly what it sounds like: a treatment option for men that replaces testosterone so that your body regulates hormones properly and restores balance to your life. Also called androgen replacement therapy, TRT alleviates the symptoms that men experience with low T.
Originally lab-synthesized in 1935, testosterone has grown in popularity since it was produced. Today, TRT and other testosterone treatments are among the most popular prescriptions in the U.S.
Without getting too deep into the science, TRT works by giving your body the essential testosterone it needs to function correctly. As the primary androgen for both males and females, testosterone impacts many of the body's natural processes â especially those needed for overall health. For example, men with low T are more prone to serious problems like cardiovascular disease and even type-2 diabetes.
When your body quits making enough testosterone, it causes your health to suffer until a solution is presented. That's where TRT and anti-aging medicine for men can help. TRT helps balance your hormones and replenish your depleted testosterone. With time, your body will begin to heal, and many symptoms like low libido and irritability begin to diminish.
For men, aging is the biggest contributor to lower testosterone levels, though there are other causes like obesity, drug abuse, testicular injuries, and certain prescribed medications. Sometimes, long-term health conditions like AIDS, cirrhosis of the liver, and kidney disease can lower testosterone levels.
When a man's testosterone levels drop significantly, it alters his body's ratio of estrogen and testosterone. Lower testosterone levels cause more abdominal fat, which in turn results in increased aromatase, which converts even more testosterone into estrogen.
If you're concerned that you might have low T, you're not alone. Millions of men in the U.S. feel the same way. The best way to find out if your testosterone is low is to get your levels tested.
For sustainable testosterone replacement therapy benefits, you must consult with hormone doctors and experts like those you can find at Global Life Rejuvenation. That way, you can find the root cause of your hormone problems, and our team can craft a personalized HRT plan tailored to your needs.
One of the most common reasons that men choose TRT is because they have lost that "spark" with their partner. It's not easy for a man to hear that they're not performing like they used to. Intimacy is a powerful part of any relationship. When a once-healthy sex life dwindles, it can cause serious relationship issues.
The good news is that low libido doesn't have to be a permanent problem. TRT and anti-aging medicines help revert hormone levels back into their normal range. When this happens, many men have a more enjoyable life full of intimacy and sex drive.
Weak erections â it's an uncomfortable subject for many men in the U.S. to talk about. It's even worse to experience first-hand. You're in the midst of an intimate moment, and you can't do your part. Despite being perfectly normal, many men put blame and shame upon themselves when they can't achieve an erection. And while the inability to perform sexually can be caused by poor diet, obesity, and chronic health conditions, low testosterone is often a contributing factor.
Fortunately, weak erections are a treatable condition. The best way to regain your confidence and ability in bed is to speak with your doctor. Once any underlying conditions are discovered, options like TRT may be the best course of treatment.
Do you find it harder and harder to work out and lift weights in the gym? Are you having problems lifting heavy items that you once had no problem lifting?
Recent studies show that when men are inactive, they lose .5% of muscle strength every year, from ages 25 to 60. After 60, muscle loss doubles every decade. While some muscle loss is common as men age, a significant portion can be tied to low testosterone levels. When a man's T levels drop, so does his muscle mass.
Testosterone is a much-needed component used in gaining and retaining muscle mass. That's why many doctors prescribe TRT Lake Mohawk, NJ, for men having problems with strength. One recent study found that men who increased their testosterone levels using TRT gained as much as 2.5 pounds of muscle mass.
Whether your gym performance is lacking, or you can't lift heavy items like you used to, don't blame it all on age. You could be suffering from hypogonadism.
If you're like millions of other men in their late 20s and 30s, dealing with hair loss is a reality you don't want to face. Closely related to testosterone decline and hormone imbalances, hair loss is distressing for many men. This common symptom is often related to a derivative of testosterone called DHT. Excess amounts of DHT cause hair follicles to halt their production, causing follicles to die.
Because hair located at the front and crown is more sensitive to DHT, it grows slower than other follicles and eventually stops growing permanently. Thankfully, TRT and anti-aging treatments for men in Lake Mohawk, NJ, is now available to address hair loss for good.
While it's true that you can't change your genes, you can change the effects of low testosterone on your body. Whether you're suffering from thinning hair or hair loss across your entire head, TRT and other hormone therapies can stop hair loss and even reverse the process.
Also called "man boobs," gynecomastia is essentially the enlargement of male breast tissue. This increase in fatty tissue is often caused by hormonal imbalances and an increase in estrogen. For men, estrogen levels are elevated during andropause. Also called male menopause, andropause usually happens because of a lack of testosterone.
If you're a man between the ages of 40 and 55, and you're embarrassed by having large breasts, don't lose hope. TRT is a safe, effective way to eliminate the underlying cause of gynecomastia without invasive surgery. With a custom HRT and fitness program, you can bring your testosterone and estrogen levels back to normal before you know it.
Decreased energy was once considered a normal part of aging. Today, many doctors know better. Advances in technology and our understanding of testosterone show that low T and lack of energy often go hand-in-hand.
If you're struggling to enjoy activities like playing with your kids or hiking in a park due to lack of energy, it could be a sign of low T. Of course, getting tired is perfectly normal for any man. But if you're suffering from continual fatigue, a lack of enjoyment, or a decrease in energy, it might be time to speak with a doctor.
Whether you're having a tough time getting through your day or can't finish activities you used to love, TRT could help.
A study from 2011 showed that men who lose a week's worth of sleep can experience lowered testosterone levels â as much as 15%, according to experts. Additional research into the topic found almost 15% of workers only get five hours of sleep (or less) per night. These findings suggest that sleep loss negatively impacts T levels and wellbeing.
The bottom line is that men who have trouble sleeping often suffer from lower testosterone levels as a result. If you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day but toss and turn all night long, you might have low T.
TRT and anti-aging medicines can restore your T levels back to normal, which can help you sleep better with proper diet and exercise.
You're feeling down about everything, and there's no solid explanation for why you're in such a crummy mood. Your daily life is great and full of success, but you can't help but feel unexcited and unmotivated. If you're experiencing symptoms like these, you may be depressed â and it may stem from low testosterone.
A research study from Munich found that men with depression also commonly had low testosterone levels. This same study also found that depressed men had cortisol levels that were 67% higher than other men. Because higher cortisol levels lead to lower levels of testosterone, the chances of severe depression increase.
Depression is a very real disorder and should always be diagnosed and treated by your doctor. One treatment option gaining in popularity is TRT for depression. Studies show that when TRT is used to restore hormone levels, men enjoy a lighter, more improved mood. That's great news for men who are depressed and have not had success with other treatments like anti-depression medicines, which alter the brain's chemistry.
Ask anyone over the age of 50 how their memory is, and they'll tell you it wasn't what it used to be. Memory loss and lack of concentration occur naturally as we age â these aren't always signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.
However, what many men consider a symptom of age may be caused by low testosterone. A 2006 study found that males with low T levels performed poorly on cognitive skill tests. These results suggest that low testosterone may play a part in reducing cognitive ability. If you're having trouble staying on task or remembering what your schedule is for the day, it might not be due to your age. It might be because your testosterone levels are too low. If you're having trouble concentrating or remembering daily tasks, it could be time to talk to your doctor.
Why? The aforementioned study found that participating men experienced improved cognitive skills when using TRT.
Even though today's society is more inclusive of large people, few adults enjoy gaining weight as they age. Despite their best efforts, many men just can't shed the extra pounds around their midsections, increasing their risk of heart disease and cancer.
Often, male weight gain is caused by hormone imbalances that slow the metabolism and cause weight to pile on. This phase of life is called andropause and happens when there is a lack of testosterone in the body. Couple that with high cortisol levels, and you've got a recipe for flabby guts and double chins.
Fortunately, TRT treatments and physician-led weight loss programs can correct hormone imbalances and lead to healthy weight loss for men.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Benefits of Sermorelin include:
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it is suitable for both men and women. It provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies, boosting patients' overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life. When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits.
Some of those benefits include:
Whether you are considering our TRT services, HRT for women, or our growth hormone peptide services, we are here to help. The first step to turning back the hand of time starts by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation.
Our friendly, knowledgeable TRT and HRT experts can help answer your questions and walk you through our procedures. From there, we'll figure out which treatments are right for you. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to looking and feeling better than you have in years!973-587-8638
Pockets of New Jersey will soon have a lot more in common with New Orleans, the Las Vegas strip and Memphis’ Beale Street.Gov. Phil Murphy recently signed into law a bill that allows municipalities to designate outdoor areas where people can drink alcoholic beverages. Towns will now be allowed to allot the ...
Pockets of New Jersey will soon have a lot more in common with New Orleans, the Las Vegas strip and Memphis’ Beale Street.
Gov. Phil Murphy recently signed into law a bill that allows municipalities to designate outdoor areas where people can drink alcoholic beverages. Towns will now be allowed to allot the entire municipality or a section of it, such as a park or a few blocks of a downtown, as an “open container area," where people over 21 can carry and drink open containers of alcoholic beverages.
This ruling got me dreaming. What spots in New Jersey do I think would be enhanced by an open container allowance?
Note, I’ve given very little thought to traffic patterns or safety concerns. Before any open container areas are officially established, towns will likely balance the possible hazards or disruptions to businesses that have liquor licenses.
I am thankfully released of that responsibility and free to muse.
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One of the best corners of Montclair, in my opinion, is the section of Church Street off of Bloomfield Avenue. The little strip is home to top-tier bakeries — like Le French Dad and Jayce Baudry — and restaurants such as classic Italian Fresco da Franco and quirky American brunch spot Raymond’s. Amanti Vino, a wine and beer shop with a selection beautifully curated by owner Sharon Sevrens, often sets up tables in front of its shop for folks to sip on the drinks they just bought. But, imagine if that whole sliver of Church Street was open container. You could get your drink at Amanti Vino and drift from shop to shop, or even enjoy a glass of wine while eating flakey croissants at one of the nearby bakeries. How very French!
Liberty State Park is one of the best picnic spots in the state – and dare I say the country? The vast patch of green has a stunning view of downtown Manhattan, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Winding paved pathways give visitors a place to ride their bikes or walk. Food and ice cream trucks are often parked nearby. Trees provide shade for picnics on the rolling grass. What would make this scene better? A hard seltzer in-hand.
Despite its deep roots in American history (George Washington spent two winters in Morristown during the Revolutionary War), Morristown has a decidedly young feel. Sure, there are statues of historical figures spotted throughout the Morristown Green. But, head a few feet down South Street on a warm weekend night, and you’ll see twenty-somethings drifting from Iron Bar to South Street Bar to Revolution and back again. Why not block off South Street from Dehart to the Green for open containers and give the area a more festive vibe? I’m sure the founding fathers — who certainly loved their booze — would approve.
Ridgewood has a lovely downtown full of shops and restaurants, which inclines me to want to make it an open container area. But there are plenty of restaurants with bars that offer craft cocktails on the main street. There’s no dearth of places to enjoy an adult beverage. Perhaps a more useful open container area would be Van Nest Square Memorial Park, the little patch of green off Ridgewood Avenue. This would give folks who are uncomfortable dining indoors a place to picnic with a drink — get some takeout from Tito’s Burritos & Wings, crack open a beer and relax.
The boardwalk at Lake Mohawk is lined with benches and cute cottages made with peaked Alpine architectural style. It looks like a miniature Scandinavian town and boasts a lovely view of the lake. Making this stretch open container would make for picturesque summer nights. Not to mention, one of New Jersey’s only brewpubs, Krough’s, is just a few steps away.
If heaven had an address it would be the few yards between Rutt’s Hut and Ghost Hawk Brewery in Clifton. Picking up hot dogs at Rutt’s Hutt then crossing the street to Ghost Hawk to chow down with a pint of cold craft beer is one of the purest pleasures North Jersey dining can give you. In my dreams, this area is free-flowing. People walk from Ghost Hawk to Rutt’s and back again with beer and dogs for meet-ups in Rutt’s spacious parking lot. Rutt’s Hutt does have its own bar, so they might not love this idea so much. But, hey, a girl can dream.
Hackensack Brewery and Alementary Brewing Co. are just around the corner from each other in Hackensack. It's a slightly industrial area, where family homes jut up against small factories and warehouses. The proximity of the two breweries makes it a prime spot for an open container area so folks can do their own mini beer crawl with a walk between the two breweries.
Hoboken has few rules that haven’t been broken, bent and flat-out ignored by drunk college students. No judgment — I was one of them once. Hoboken already has a reputation as a party town. Why not lean in? Just make the whole lot open container — one big Bourbon Street.
Rebecca King is a food writer for NorthJersey.com. For more on where to dine and drink, please subscribe today and sign up for our North Jersey Eats newsletter.
Homes in Allentown are selling in 9 days. In Abescon, they’re selling in nearly 70 days.Despite the disparity, homes throughout the state are spending a shorter period of time on the market.The average number of days between when a house is listed for sale and when an offer is accepted is down 41% from 2020 to 2021.In 2019 and 2020, a single family home in New Jersey spent an average of 65 days on the market. In 2021, single family homes are selling in 38 days, on average, according to data from ...
Homes in Allentown are selling in 9 days. In Abescon, they’re selling in nearly 70 days.
Despite the disparity, homes throughout the state are spending a shorter period of time on the market.
The average number of days between when a house is listed for sale and when an offer is accepted is down 41% from 2020 to 2021.
In 2019 and 2020, a single family home in New Jersey spent an average of 65 days on the market. In 2021, single family homes are selling in 38 days, on average, according to data from New Jersey Realtors.
Low interest rates and low inventory are fueling the quick sales.
“We’re seeing houses come on the market Monday morning at 9 a.m. and they have an accepted offer at 5 p.m.,” said Robert White, of Coldwell Banker Realty in Spring Lake and incoming president of New Jersey Realtors. “Agents now are having to create spreadsheets to present all the offers to buyers.”
NJ Advance Media used data from Redfin and averaged the number of days on the market for January through July. We used census-designated places that had 10 or more sales for five of the seven months.
Here are the places in each county where homes are selling the fastest and the average number of days they spend on the market:
Hammonton - 36.7
Mays Landing - 64.1
Egg Harbor City - 65.1
Smithville - 68.4
Abescon - 69.1
Waldwick - 62.8
Oakland - 63.2
Ridgefield - 64
New Milford - 64.6
Ramsey - 67.8
Palmyra - 15.9
Marlton - 16.9
Leisuretowne - 21.2
Bordentown - 27.6
Burlington - 30.6
Magnolia - 16.3
Somerdale - 16.3
Bellmawr - 16.8
Oaklyn - 17
Ashland - 17.2
North Cape May - 18
Villas - 18.4
North Wildwood - 22.9
Wildwood - 23.9
Cape May - 27.3
Vineland - 29.4
Millville - 32
Bridgeton - 32.4
Upper Montclair - 16.9
Montclair - 20.3
Brookdale - 29.2
Caldwell - 31.1
Short Hills - 33.7
Clayton - 14.7
Glassboro - 16.6
Woodbury - 17.9
Tunersville - 18.6
Swedesboro - 21.7
Bayonne - 23.9
Union City - 32.3
Hoboken - 50.9
Jersey City - 52.1
North Bergen - 77.6
Lebanon - 17.3
Annandale - 23.1
Flemington - 26
White Horse - 23.7
Mercerville - 28.9
Hamilton Square - 33
Trenton - 33
Ewing - 34.7
Concordia - 17.7
Laurence Harbor - 19.4
Old Bridge - 19.7
Heathcote - 22.2
Metuchen - 22.6
Allentown - 9.4
West Freehold - 15.8
Strathmore - 16.4
Freehold - 17
Tinton Falls - 17.3
Long Valley - 18.6
Succasunna - 22.8
White Meadow Lake - 24.4
Chatham - 25.3
Rockaway - 27
Leisure Village East - 15.5
Waretown - 15.7
Holiday City South - 17.6
Holiday City-Berkley - 17.9
Beachwood - 18.3
Wanaque - 28.9
Pompton Lakes - 40.1
Ringwood - 45.9
Clifton - 46.4
Hawthorne - 48
Pennsville - 41.4
Franklin Park - 17
Somerset - 18.1
Bradley Gardens - 18.3
Somerville - 22.1
North Plainfield - 23.6
Hopatcong - 24.6
Franklin - 25
Lake Mohawk - 26.3
Stanhope - 29.4
Sussex - 31.8
Roselle Park - 16.4
New Providence - 20
Fanwood - 20.2
Summit - 22.6
Plainfield - 27
Hackettstown - 21
Washington - 28.3
Phillipsburg - 32.1
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Throughout the state, holiday markets will feature a dazzling variety of items, from handmade clothing to pottery to items for your pet. Amid the decorations, visitors will enjoy hot chocolate, jazz, a brass ensemble and other tunes. Markets will feature local artisans and artists from underrepresented demographics. And don’t forget to keep an eye out for Santa.ASBURY PARK The Porta Holiday Markets will feature artisans ...
Throughout the state, holiday markets will feature a dazzling variety of items, from handmade clothing to pottery to items for your pet. Amid the decorations, visitors will enjoy hot chocolate, jazz, a brass ensemble and other tunes. Markets will feature local artisans and artists from underrepresented demographics. And don’t forget to keep an eye out for Santa.
The Porta Holiday Markets will feature artisans and makers selling their creations as well as a number of specialty food vendors. The dates are Sun., Dec. 19 from noon to 4 p.m., and Thurs., Dec. 23 from 4 to 9 p.m. The market, which is indoors, is held at Porta at 911 Kingsley St. For more information, go to asburyfresh.com.
The German Christmas Market of New Jersey is moving this year from Lake Mohawk to the Sussex County Fairgrounds to accommodate more people. Photo courtesy of German Christmas Market at Sussex County
The German Christmas Market of New Jersey, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, features festive foods, the famous Cookie Hut and many holiday gifts for sale, all of them presented amid holiday lights and music. The market is held at the Sussex County Fairgrounds (37 Plains Road) from Fri., Dec. 3 to Sun., Dec. 5, starting at noon on Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The market closes at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday.
The Alluem Flea features goods from many local businesses, artists and artisans. Photo courtesy of cranford.com
The Alluem Flea market offers a wide variety of food and gifts outside the historical Droescher’s Mill, now the home of Alluem Yoga. “We are one-stop shopping for the holidays,” said Karen Gilmour, who is the studio manager for Alluem Yoga. She calls the studio’s setting along the Rahway River “the perfect backdrop for the small-town holiday feels!” There will be complimentary hot chocolate and tea as shoppers browse the goods from many local businesses, artists and artisans. In addition to art, jewelry, food, clothing, skin care, and handmade and fair-trade gifts, there will be fireside bites and spirits. The foods include nut butters and sweets, fresh juices, hummus, granola, pierogis and vegan and gluten-free desserts. The event takes place on Sun., Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 347 Lincoln Ave. East.
See Santa while shopping for vintage goods at the Sweet Pickins Holiday Market. Photo courtesy of New Egypt Flea Market
Sweet Pickins Holiday Market will offer music, food trucks and many items for purchase, as well as a visit from Santa. The market takes place Fri., Dec. 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. at 933 Monmouth Road.
A strolling brass ensemble — and a visit from Santa — will entertain visitors at Flounder Brewing during its Santa’s Village event. Photo courtesy of Flounder Brewing
This is the inaugural year of Santa’s Village at Flounder Brewing. More than 30 artisan crafters will be selling their products. Christmas trees will also be for sale. A strolling brass ensemble — and a visit from Santa — will entertain visitors. Steps Together, a Hillsborough nonprofit dedicated to helping Somerset County families through medical crises, will be selling Flounder beer and Bellemara Distillery spirits as a fundraiser. The event will take place Sat., Dec. 11 and Sun., Dec. 12 from noon to 5 p.m. (The rain dates are Sat., Dec. 18 and Sun., Dec. 19). Flounder Brewing is located at 2 Clerico Lane.
The Holiday Markets at Bell Works will feature many artisans, bakers and gourmet food specialists. Photo courtesy of Fresh Markets
The Holiday Markets at Bell Works will feature many artisans, bakers and gourmet food specialists selling a wide variety of goods, from candles and pottery to popcorn and baked goods. The event is held every Wednesday in December before Christmas from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and every Saturday in December before Christmas from 4 to 9 p.m. The market is located at Bell Works at 101 Crawfords Corner Road. For more information, go to bellworksfresh.com/visitors/information.
There will be more than 40 local makers as well as artists from underrepresented demographics at Maplewood’s Handmade Holiday at the Woodland. Photo courtesy of Marketspace Vendor Events
Handmade Holiday at the Woodland, held for the first time in 2019, “was a resounding success, and we immediately knew there was a place for our handmade markets in Maplewood,” said Kim Kraemer, founder of Marketspace Vendor Events. There will be more than 40 local makers as well as artists from underrepresented demographics. Music from a local jazz trio will entertain shoppers. The event will be held Sun., Dec. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Woodland at 60 Woodland Road. For more information, visit bit.ly/HandmadeHolidayNJ.
Holiday craft Morristown is known for handmade gifts as well as one-of-a-kind clothing, accessories and jewelry. Photo courtesy of Festivalnet.com
Holiday Craft Morristown celebrates its 30-year anniversary with 175 fine-craft artists. The event features handmade gifts as well as one-of-a-kind clothing, accessories and jewelry. There are also functional and sculptural works in ceramics, glass, metal, fiber, wood and mixed media; fine art painting, printmaking, drawing and photography. Enjoy handcrafted gourmet specialties as well. The event takes place at the Morristown Armory at 430 Western Ave. on Fri., Dec. 10 from 4 to 8 p.m., Sat., Dec. 11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The beautiful Count Basie Center for the Arts will play host to a holiday market this year. Photo courtesy of Count Basie Center for the Arts
The inaugural holiday market at the Count Basie Center for the Arts will feature local makers, artists and food. There will be unique gifts and items promoting wellness. In addition, children can take photos with Santa. The market will take place on Sun., Dec. 12 from noon to 5 p.m. at the main atrium of the theater, located at 99 Monmouth St. Proof of full vaccination or a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours is required. For more information, click here.
The Holiday Craft and Vendor Fairs in Rockaway features jewelry, accessories and home décor. Photo courtesy of Brilliant Conventions
The Holiday Craft and Vendor Fairs in Rockaway offers unique and handmade items, including jewelry, accessories, snacks, pet products, home décor, seasonal items and more. It takes place on Sat., Dec. 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rockaway Townsquare Mall at 301 Mount Hope Ave. For more information, visit brilliantconventions.com.
Holiday décor will festoon the downtown Salem area for its holiday market. Photo courtesy of Visit South Jersey
Salem’s Holiday Market offers an opportunity to purchase products from many local artisans. Holiday décor will festoon the downtown area. The market is held Sat., Dec. 4 from 1 to 6 p.m. at Fenwick Plaza.
Jennifer Altmann is a freelance writer and editor based in Westfield, who writes about education, relationships and culture. She has written for The New York Times, the Associated Press and Princeton’s alumni magazine.
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Advisories--None at this time.At the ShoreCurrent conditions and forecast as of Fri morning70° - 79°From the Northwest6 - 9 mph (Gust 15 mph)5 - 8 knots (Gust 13 knots)1 - 2 feetLow62° - 71°(Normal 62° - 67°)5:27am - 8:21pm9 (Very High)Tide TimesSANDY HOOKSandy Hook Bay...
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Current conditions and forecast as of Fri morning
|70° - 79°|
|From the Northwest6 - 9 mph (Gust 15 mph)5 - 8 knots (Gust 13 knots)|
|1 - 2 feet|
|62° - 71°(Normal 62° - 67°)|
|5:27am - 8:21pm|
|9 (Very High)|
|SANDY HOOKSandy Hook Bay||LowFri 5:21a||HighFri 11:30a||LowFri 5:05p||HighFri 11:15p|
|LONG BRANCHAtlantic Ocean||HighFri 11:04a||LowFri 4:29p||HighFri 10:49p||LowSat 5:23a|
|MANASQUAN INLETAtlantic Ocean||HighFri 11:18a||LowFri 4:41p||HighFri 11:03p||LowSat 5:35a|
|SEASIDE HEIGHTSAtlantic Ocean||HighFri 11:00a||LowFri 4:33p||HighFri 10:45p||LowSat 5:27a|
|SEASIDE PARKBarnegat Bay||LowFri 9:26a||HighFri 3:10p||LowFri 9:10p||HighSat 2:55a|
|BARNEGAT INLETBarnegat Bay||LowFri 5:21a||HighFri 11:13a||LowFri 4:52p||HighFri 11:07p|
|MANAHAWKIN BRIDGEManahawkin Bay||LowFri 9:00a||HighFri 2:17p||LowFri 8:44p||HighSat 2:02a|
|LITTLE EGG INLETGreat Bay||LowFri 5:56a||HighFri 11:59a||LowFri 5:28p||HighSat 12:01a|
|ATLANTIC CITYAtlantic Ocean||LowFri 5:03a||HighFri 10:56a||LowFri 4:33p||HighFri 10:58p|
|OCEAN DRIVE BRIDGETownsends Inlet||LowFri 5:25a||HighFri 11:23a||LowFri 4:52p||HighFri 11:33p|
|WILDWOOD CRESTAtlantic Ocean||HighFri 10:53a||LowFri 4:38p||HighFri 11:08p||LowSat 5:44a|
|CAPE MAYDelaware Bay||LowFri 5:55a||HighFri 12:02p||LowFri 5:43p||HighSat 12:10a|
From the National Weather Service, Mt. Holly
TODAY: NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SE late. Seas 2 ft or less. A slight chance of showers this morning. Patchy fog this morning with vsby 1 to 3 NM. Swell mainly from the S with a dominant period of 5 seconds.
TONIGHT: SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NW in the late evening and overnight. Seas 2 ft or less. Swell mainly from the SE with a dominant period of 7 seconds.
SAT: W winds around 5 kt, becoming S in the afternoon. Seas 2 ft or less. Swell mainly from the SE with a dominant period of 7 seconds.
SAT NIGHT: SW winds around 10 kt, becoming N with gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 2 ft or less. Swell mainly from the SE with a dominant period of 7 seconds.
SUN: NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SE in the afternoon. Seas 2 ft or less.
SUN NIGHT: SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
MON: E winds around 5 kt, becoming SE in the afternoon. Seas 2 ft or less, then around 3 ft in the afternoon.
MON NIGHT: SE winds around 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
TUE: SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. A chance of tstms in the afternoon.
TUE NIGHT: S winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft. A chance of tstms in the evening, then a chance of showers after midnight. Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.
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SPARTA, NJ – Lake Mohawk Country Club beaches are open. A day after announcing they would be closed due to an algae bloom, LMCC General Manager John Stanley announced in a second letter to members, swimming could resume except for Beach 1 and Beach 5.The July 28 closure was because of a “moderate algae bloom over most of the lake,” according to the July 27 letter sent out by Stanley. By Wednesday morning water quality conditions had “improved dramatically,” the July 28 letter- dated July 29, said.&...
SPARTA, NJ – Lake Mohawk Country Club beaches are open. A day after announcing they would be closed due to an algae bloom, LMCC General Manager John Stanley announced in a second letter to members, swimming could resume except for Beach 1 and Beach 5.
The July 28 closure was because of a “moderate algae bloom over most of the lake,” according to the July 27 letter sent out by Stanley. By Wednesday morning water quality conditions had “improved dramatically,” the July 28 letter- dated July 29, said.
“Being the bearer of bad news is never a desired position to be in but LMCC considers the health and safety of the membership and general public its highest priority in managing and maintaining the many wonderful assets of this community,” LMCC Engineer Sabine Watson said.
On Wednesday Stanley said the lake had been treated “extensively” with concentration in “areas of the greatest algae presence and prevalent wind drift.”
The beach closures and recommendation against swimming announced Tuesday were a “precautionary measure,” as conditions fell within the “alert level” as established by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, the letter said. The alert level is the second of five tiers of “Harmful Algae Bloom or HAP Action Protocols.”
Beginning Wednesday, the lake was treated for the algae with a copper-based compound that is non-toxic to people Watson said. Further treatment of “topical alum” scheduled for next week, to address the “nutrient load” Stanley said in the second letter
Watson said the schedule of treatment was still being finalized, but she said she anticipated it would be mid-week.
Lake Management Sciences is contracted by LMCC to treat all their lakes and bodies of water, Watson said. Princeton Hydro conducts water sampling for LMCC twice a month. LMCC handles the algae monitoring, testing weekly or more frequently as warranted. The beaches are also tested weekly by LMCC, per health department regulations Watson said.
LMCC notified the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection of the status of the water quality on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to Watson.
“Coincidentally, NJDEP had monitored the lake conditions with a fly over and commended the proactive approach toward safeguarding our membership by noticing the conditions and closing the beaches,” Watson said.
The conditions are currently limited to Lake Mohawk with Upper Lake and Alpine Pool remaining open for swimming with “good water quality.”
Stanley explained the “dramatic” change in water conditions in a short timeframe is likely due to a “flip from lower to upper levels in the water column.” The inversion, bringing “nutrient rich” water found in the deeper parts of the lake to the top of the lake is suspected of causing the issue, according to Stanely.
Areas of the lake subject to higher wind action may see higher algae concentrations according to Stanley.
According to the NJDEP Cyanobacteria HABs are not true algae but frequently referred to as “blue-green algae.” They can sometimes produce toxins that can be harmful to humans and other animals. They can cause liver toxicity and neurological effects. Children and pets are considered more vulnerable.
The cyanobacteria grow in freshwater lakes and can rise to unhealthy levels in summer sun and heat. The mats of HAB are describes as resembling pea soup or spilled paint, according to published NJDEP information.