Local tour guide and author of Discovering New Jersey’s Pine Barrens Barnegat resident Cathy Antener, will lecture tonight on the Pinelands at the Barnegat Branch of the Ocean County Library from 6 to 8 p.m.
Antener's book, published earlier this year, serves as a guide to a vast assortment of historical sites, museums, events, festivals and even local restaurants and wineries located in the Pinelands, conveniently grouped together by location. She will discuss some of these sites at the library lecture.
“I’m often asked, ‘Where do I go to see the Pine Barrens,’ ‘How do I get there,’ ‘Where are the ghost towns,’ and even ‘Where does the Jersey Devil live?’” said Antener, who also owns the website, www.PineyPower.com. “When The History Press approached me to write this book, it seemed like the right thing to do.”
Antener will also be signing books on October 13 at The Pine Barrens Jamboree at Wells Mills Park in Waretown.
The book, which retails at $19.99 plus tax, can also be purchased at The Tuckerton Seaport, Noyes Museum in Oceanville, Batsto Village Gift Shop, Buzby’s Chatsworth General Store, Pinelands Preservation Alliance in Pemberton, and other locations, as well as through Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble.com and The History Press. It is also available as an e-book (Kindle, Nook, etc.)
Antener said with so many popular Pineland-related festivities coming up in October, including the Chatsworth Cranberry Festival on October 20th and 21st; the Batsto Country Living Fair on October 21st at Historic Batsto Village; and dozens of other hikes, canoe trips, talks and walks, it is a good time to pick up a guide to the all the wonders this area offers.