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Middletown recognizes ‘Distinguished Citizen’

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 19:50
By KAYLA J. MARSH Staff Writer

[img_assist|nid=108663|title=|desc= Middletown Township Mayor Gerard Scharfenberger, left, honors resident Richard Saker with the Distinguished Citizen Award.

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Two River Theater hopes to rope in Latino audience

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 19:50
By MICHAEL NUNES Staff Writer

RED BANK — Two River Theater will present two Spanish-language performances of its upcoming play, “Ropes,” in an attempt to reach out to the Hispanic community.

“When I first came here, I was quite impressed by the vitality and size of the Latino community that’s right here around the theater,” said John Dias, artistic director at the theater.

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‘Sunday Funday’ to promote understanding of disabilities

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 19:50

Disabilities Allies and the Future Teachers Association at Rutgers University’s New Brunswick campus are organizing an afternoon of activities to promote socialization and understanding among individuals with and without disabilities.

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New Jersey Makers Day coming to library

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 19:50

The Middletown Township Public Library will host New Jersey Makers Day from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. March 19 at 55 New Monmouth Road.

The statewide event promotes maker culture and learning based on science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) as well as growing local economies. Community members of all ages are invited to enjoy a free program filled with exciting activities.

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Turns out, Old Betsy is the perfect car for me

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 19:50
Lori Clinch

As I reflect on my childhood, I can’t help but recall family vacations. My parents went to great lengths to make sure we made our treks with as few stops as possible. The destination was our goal and getting there as quickly as we could was key. Having four children in tow, I’m sure it wasn’t easy.

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Out of fire, the creation of an idea to help others

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 19:50
Lisa Anderson

For some people, a catastrophe can result in putting us on a totally different path in life. Such is the case for Sue Gallagher.

Born in Old Bridge, Sue spent several years in Livingston before moving to Wall Township with her family in 1974. A graduate of St. Rose High School, Sue went on to work at the New Jersey Bell Phone Company in Freehold for two years.

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St. Patrick’s Day and Easter events slated throughout Monmouth County

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 19:50

FREEHOLD — Several St. Patrick’s Day and Easter parades and various entertainment events are set to take place at various venues in Monmouth County during March.

“Start the month with shamrocks and end with egg hunts,” said Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone in a press release.

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Chorale concert set for March 20

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 19:50

The Shrewsbury Chorale will present the concert, “Remembrances,” at 3 p.m. March 20 at Christ Episcopal Church, 90 Kings Highway, Middletown.

Conducted by Neil F. Brown and accompanied by Mark C. Cook on organ and piano, the performance will feature Mozart’s “Ave Verum Corpus,” Gabriel Faure’s “Requiem” and compositions by Joseph Haydn.

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Turkey dinner to raise funds for soup kitchen

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 19:50

Holmdel Community United Church of Christ will host its annual Turkey Dinner for Missions March 12 at 40 W. Main St., Holmdel. Hourly seatings will be held from 4-7 p.m.

All are welcome to enjoy a homemade turkey dinner to raise funds for the Bayshore Lunch Program, which serves hungry residents in Keyport. Takeout is also available.

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T&M Associates bridge the gap between students and reading

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 19:50

Student and adult readers fanned out across 80 Monmouth County classrooms to celebrate the 16th annual National Education Association’s Read Across America Day, while also providing children with books to read.

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Residents’ voices carry weight in town hall

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 19:50
Mark Rosman

In a recent letter to the editor, a local resident opined that while it is generally difficult for citizens to get the ear of a state or federal official in order to effect change, the ability to speak one’s mind and to work toward change can be accomplished at the local level.

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Holmdel introduces 2016 budget

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 19:50
By KENNY WALTER Staff Writer

HOLMDEL- The Township Council has introduced its $22 million spending plan for the fiscal year 2016-2017 that includes a $14.5 million tax levy.

The council introduced the budget during the March 1 Township Council meeting.

The budget represents an increase from last year’s $21.9 million budget that included a $14.4 million tax levy.

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Tax time delivers a mess, stress, and finally, success

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 19:50
Lori Clinch

I walked out of our home office just the other day feeling as though an anvil had been lifted off my shoulder.

I had first walked in there back in February with as much enthusiasm as a little kid going to clean the john. I didn’t want to go, I’ll give you that, but the tax season was upon me and with deadlines looming on my horizon, I had no choice.

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Photographer inspired by caring for injured animals

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 19:50
By MATTHEW SOCKOL Correspondent

The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival will feature the work of a Sayreville resident. Appearing at this weekend’s festival is Brett Klaproth, a wildlife photographer who will be one of approximately 250 artists from all over the country at the juried exhibit. Klaproth said that this will be the biggest show he has been a part of.

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Registration opens for summer programs

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 19:50

The Early Learning Center of Temple Shalom at 5 Ayrmont Lane in Aberdeen is accepting registrations for its summer programs for toddlers and preschoolers.

The Fill the Gaps program is for children age 2-5 and will run from June 20 to July 1 or Aug. 22 to Sept. 2. Classes will be held Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

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Two Hazlet schools implement Healthy U program

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 19:50
By KAYLA J. MARSH Staff Writer

HAZLET - A new initiative being implemented within the Township School District will focus on helping students and their families make better choices when it comes to proper nutrition and staying physically active.

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Park System to host beach cleanup

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 19:50

HIGHLANDS — Welcome spring by joining the Monmouth County Park System for a beach cleanup from 10 a.m.-noon March 20 at Popamora Point on the Henry Hudson Trail in Highlands.

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Photo

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 19:50

A couple strolls along the boardwalk along Pier Village in Long Branch on March 3.

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Food pantry thanks community for donations

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 19:50

The Matawan Community Food Pantry would like to thank the following groups for making the 2015 year easier for over 85 families in Matawan and Aberdeen:

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Monmouth Conservation Foundation sheds light on future

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 19:50
By KAYLA J. MARSH Staff Writer

Since 1977, Middletown-based Monmouth Conservation Foundation (MCF) has been dedicated to preserving and protecting the natural habitat of Monmouth County and has been successful in helping to save more than 22,500 acres of open space and farmland.

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