It's been tough to keep track of time the past few weeks. It's hard to believe that my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving is this Thursday. At some point during the post-Sandy period, most of us have asked ourselves "why do I live here?" Quite frankly, I did. Here are a few reminders of why the Jersey Shore is the best place to live.

  • Pizza

    How many people who have moved out of Jersey say, "I can't find a good slice anywhere!" It's true. The pizza in New Jersey and at the Shore are second to none. Think about a giant boardwalk slice. While pizza may seem a bit trivial, it's a Jersey Shore food group.

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  • Music

    Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Southside Johnny are just a few of the artists that were born here. The Jersey Shore has such a wide variety and and plethora of real musicians. Anytime of the year, and every night of the week you can hear quality music at many venues.
  • Resilience

    The Jersey Shore has endured a lot, not to including summer after summer with the cast of "Jersey Shore." Seriously though, it's been an unreal past three weeks for all of us. The cleanup after Sandy continues and we have a long road ahead of us. That being said, the fact that we are operating at all after nearly being wiped off the map by a Super Storm is nothing short of extraordinary. Think about where we were three weeks ago today and look where we are today. It's impressive. It's also a testament to our resilience during times of crisis.
  • Strength

    Three words: Jersey Shore Strong!

  • Our People

    This is a house in Union Beach, one of the hardest hit towns in Monmouth county. It's just one example of the generosity and kindness of the people at the Jersey Shore. The days following the storm, 94.3 The Point was on air asking you where others could find gas, ice, water and even shelter. You gave us more than information, you opened your homes. Our sense of community has never been stronger. It is our selfless acts that are getting us through this incredibly difficult time. To all of the out of state utility crews, the members of FEMA and the National Guard, thank you. To the Jersey Shore, don't forget our giving nature and how we can come together to rebuild at any second.