A little musical lead-in for today's five things, courtesy of Buster Poindexter...
Hot Hot Hot
The sun will be out and scorching us today, with temperatures expected to hit 90, according to the National Weather Service.
A hazardous weather outlook has been issued from Wednesday through Monday as a hot and humid air mass moves in and pushes the heat index over 100 degrees.
The heat index measures how hot it actually feels by adding air temperature to relative humidity. So, though the thermometer may read 90, it might actually feel more like 100.
Code Orange, Day 2
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has issued a Code Orange for us again today, warning that air pollution concentrations within the region may be unhealthy for sensitive groups, such as children, people suffering from asthma, heart disease or other lung diseases, and the elderly.
NJDEP suggests affected parties minimize their exposure to the pollution by avoiding strenuous activity or exercise outdoors.
More information about ground-level ozone and fine particles is available at airnow.gov
Robert C. Neff, Jr. has secured the GOP nomination for the four-year term as mayor of Little Silver. He will be challenged by Independent Dan Levine, who did not run in the primary, but filed paperwork by Tuesday's 4 p.m. deadline.
Voters will have a choice between Democrat Daniel J. O'Hern, Jr., Republican Dane S. Mihlon, and Independent Jennifer Pardee for two open council seats in Little Silver.
Republican Michael J. Mahon will run unopposed for another four-year term as mayor of Oceanport, and Republicans Richard A. Gallo and Ellyn M. Kahle will run unopposed for two open council seats.
Give the Gift of Sight
This just in from the Oceanport Lions Club: there will be a few extra attractions at , which will take place at from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.
This terrifies me, but word is there will be clowns on hand, along with face painting and raffles for gift certificates to local businesses.
The Lions are asking attendees to bring along their old eyeglasses to donate them, promising a special prize to the family that brings the most eyeglasses.
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Stay cool out there today, and don't forget the sunscreen,