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Soaring to the hoop

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 16:55

The Ranney School’s Bryan Antoine skies toward the basket for a throwdown between a pair of Red Bank Regional High School defenders during the Dec. 30 championship game of the Albert E. Martin Basketball Classic played at Red Bank Regional in Little Silver. Ranney made a statement with its 67-51 victory over the Buccaneers.

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Area wrestlers highlight holiday tournament meets

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 16:55
By MATTHEW ROCCO Correspondent

Shore Regional High School and Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) headlined the holiday wrestling slate with top showings at two of the most competitive tournaments inside the Shore Conference.

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Middletown honors heroic efforts and a loyal resident

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 16:55
By KAYLA J. MARSH Staff Writer

MIDDLETOWN – With more than 67,000 residents and one of the largest numbers of volunteers in Monmouth County, the Township Committee honored several individuals who went above and beyond the call of duty in helping to enrich the township’s community and keep its residents safe.

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ON CAMPUS

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 16:55

Lauren Straub, daughter of Michael and Ellen Straub of the Lincroft section of Middletown, has made the Dean’s List for the fall and spring semesters 2014/2015. She was a sophomore at the time. She is currently a junior at The Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pa., studying early childhood education.

Lives of Reason

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 16:55

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, has announced the full cast and creative team for its production of “Lives of Reason,” a world premiere written by Robert Rechnitz and Kenneth Stunkel, directed by Jonathan Fox. Performances will begin in Two River’s Marion Huber Theater, 21 Bridge Ave., on Jan.

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Local club gains national standing

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 16:55

The Antique Motorcycle Club of America has announced that the Jersey Shore chapter has become the 63rd chapter in the national club.

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Italian Mardi Gras slated for Jan. 31

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 16:55

The Italian American Association of Monmouth County will host Carnevale, the Italian Mardi Gras festival, 2-6 p.m. Jan. 31 at Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club, 20 Shore Oaks Drive, Farmingdale.

The cost is $40 for adults and $22 for children ages 3-10. The cost includes lunch, music, dancing, masks and activities, in addition to an auction table and 50/50. Costumes are optional.

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Eagle Scout project opens a new chapter for reading in Middletown

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 16:55
By KAYLA J. MARSH Staff Writer

MIDDLETOWN — A local Eagle Scout project is providing residents with a new way to access and share books easier.

The project will result in the installation of new Little Free Libraries in areas throughout the township.

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BUSINESS BRIEFS

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 16:55

Smoothie King recently celebrated the grand opening of its newest location at Colonial Plaza on Route 34 in Aberdeen with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by owner David Diamant and Aberdeen Township officials.

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Awards open to people with disabilities

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 16:55

VSA New Jersey (VSA/NJ), a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the creative power of people with disabilities, is accepting applications for the 2016 Arts Achievement Awards through Jan. 22.

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NOTES

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 16:55

The Learning Disabilities Association of New Jersey has announced students with a disability who graduated between 2008- 2013 are invited to be heard from 5-7 p.m. Jan. 13, at MOCEANS Center for Independent Living, 279 Broadway, Ste. 201, Long Branch.

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9/11 responder, survivor healthcare permanent

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 16:55

LONG BRANCH — Advocates for the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act have reason to celebrate.

The program, which was set to expire in 2016, was extended, making specialized healthcare for the thousands of responders sick or dying due to the attacks, permanent.

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Young children can absorb the love of tennis in Holmdel

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 16:55
By KAYLA J. MARSH Staff Writer

HOLMDEL — Tennis anyone?

That answer is a resounding yes for local children as young as five years old.

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Challenges of Burundi minister topic of talk

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 16:55

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County will host Gabrielle Bardall, who will present, “Standing with UU-Burundi: Supporting our Spiritual Family through Troubled Times,” from 4-6 p.m. Jan. 17 at 1475 W. Front St., Lincroft.

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The best of 2015 at the movies

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 16:55
By Paul Hall www.channelguidemag.com

As 2015 comes to a close, it is a critic’s responsibility — actually a duty, or even a code — to release a year-end top 10 list. Not being one to break a code, I figured I would play to the masses and complete the task at hand.

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Justin P. Thouret

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 16:55

Justin P. Thouret, 31, of Matawan passed away Dec. 31 at home.

Justin lost his battle to anxiety and substance abuse and succumbed to an accidental overdose.

He is survived by his parents, Claude and Marianne (Stagnitto) Thouret; as well as his brother, CJ Thouret, and CJ’s fiancé, Jan Oliver, and their son, Francesco Thouret; and many beloved aunts, uncles and cousins.

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Geriatric Care Seminar set for Jan. 13

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 16:55

Temple Beth Ahm, 440 Lloyd Road, Aberdeen, will host a Geriatric Care Resource Seminar on Jan. 13, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

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Eva Longoria shows off her comic chops in NBC laugher

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 16:55
By Lori Acken, www.channelguidemag.com

NBC’s new comedy Telenovela begins this month, but it’s been occupying creator Eva Longoria’s mind for years.

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Carriers should ensure deliveries

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 16:55

I have been hearing a lot in the news lately about missing packages from people’s front porches. The carriers who deliver the packages can solve this problem.

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Middletown welcomes 10 new officers to the police force

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 16:55
By KAYLA J. MARSH Staff Writer

MIDDLETOWN — In a packed meeting room surrounded by friends and family, 10 individuals took the Oath of Office to become part of the largest police force in Monmouth County.

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