Spectacular new listing in Apple Ridge, Wall Township!

Joes Cigars - Logo - Profile jpeg 150x150Construction has begun on the Jersey Shore’s much anticipated, premier cigar shoppe, Joe’s Cigars and Social Club. Just weeks away from their Grand Opening, all will be welcome to come into their new Spring Lake Heights location and purchase from a wide selection of cigars and accessories, and even enjoy a smoke in the retail area sitting corner.

Joe’s Cigars will house a large array of cigars in its state-of-the-art, glass-encased, walk-in humidor. There’s sure to be the perfect cigar for you.

But, if it’s a true cigar social experience you are seeking, the upscale, members-only club room is being built just for you. Comfortable seating, big-screen TVs, a wet bar, and a top-of-the-line ventilation system are just some of the enjoyments offered, along with a personal locker. And, that’s not all…come in and get your shoes shined or hop in the barber chair for a cut or shave.

Membership is on a first-come, first-served basis and offers a number of different types of memberships. Membership pricing and availability will be posted to their website soon.

Bring on NovaThis year it’s personal! A very large portion my family members are Villanova alums. I don’t know if you know any Villanova alumni, but when it comes to basketball, they are very serious fans. And, this year they have a stellar team.

I, on the other hand, am a graduate of Lafayette. While we excel on the education grid, it’s been 15 years since Lafayette’s been involved in the famed NCAA Tournament. But, after beating American last week to win the Patriot League Championship, they’re back in the game. Rated a No. 16 seed, they will face off against No. 1 seed Villanova (who is no recent stranger to tournament play).

So, are the odds against my Leopards? Well, yes they are. Admittedly, up until last week, I wouldn’t have even been able to tell you with any level of certainty if we even had a basketball team. But, as my friend and fellow alumnus, John D’Esposito, said, “If they knew who would win they wouldn’t play the game.” Being an eternal optimist, I am hopeful. I’m just not sure my “Villanova” family could handle an upset like that.
where on the jersey shore is barb scaffidiSo, will my sister, brother-in-law, and their children be watching the game with me? Ummm, no. While they may actually be heading to Pittsburgh to watch the game live, I’ll be with my family at Maria’s Italian Restaurant in Manasquan, NJ. With a large bar area, 3 big-screen TV’s, and great food, it’s the perfect venue to watch the game.Whether you will be cheering on the Villanova Wildcats or the Lafayette Leopards, feel free to come watch at Maria’s with me. While a Leopard upset is yet to be determined, what I can predict for sure is that it will be a lot of fun!

In November, the Leopards trounced Lehigh to win the 100th Anniversary Lafayette-Lehigh football game held at Yankee Stadium. Maybe it’s the year of sports victories for Lafayette. You just never know.