Today is a big day for this site. As of 3 p.m. this afternoon, the Barnegat Patch will officially become the Barnegat-Manahawkin Patch, extending its news and features coverage into Barnegat's southern neighbor.
Jersey Shore Regional Editor Tom Davis introduces our move with a personal reflection on and settling in Beach Haven West for a while.
At 3 p.m. we will let the readers know precisely when the newly expanded site is in effect.
Continuing to cover Barnegat, in addition to Manahawkin, we also plan to post a police update or two for you today, including a story about an arrest of a Barnegat woman, who, Lacey police claim, used her children to help her shoplift.
Surflight Theatre is playing "All I Ask Of You: A Tribute To Andrew Lloyd Webber," until June 16. Showtimes are 2 p.m and 8 p.m.
Also, as part of its family theater program, Surflight is showcasing "Aladdin: a brand new telling of a very old tale" at 6 p.m. For tickets or more information, go to http://www.surflight.org/ or call (609) 492-9477.
Today will be sunny, with a high near 82 and a north wind around 14 miles per hour. Tonight will be clear, with a low around 61.
Enjoy your day, everyone, and, once again, welcome, our new Manahawkin readers!