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Chutney Chefs deliver homemade Indian food

Chutney Chefs delivers pre-cut, pre-measured Indian food and sauces for customers to combine together and cook.

Owner Akhil Shah spent numerous evenings eating bad frozen food after working late nights and decided to provide a way to offer homemade food quickly.

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Barnabas Health announces new appointments

Barnabas Health has announced two appointments, which are effective April 1.

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George Robert Kelder Sr.

George Robert Kelder Sr., formerly of Freehold Borough, died at home on March 3.

Born on Feb. 11, 1934, in Freehold, he was a borough resident most of his life and moved to Howell in 2001.

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John F. Smith

John F. Smith, 86, of Stuart, Florida, passed away March 1 at Treasure Coast Hospice, Stuart, Florida.

John was born on Jan. 8, 1930, in Jersey City. He was the son of Christopher and Estelle Smith.

In 1988, he moved from Union Beach, where he had resided for 22 years, to Stuart, Florida. Prior to living in Union Beach, he lived in Jersey City.

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Brookdale, Rutgers collaborate on business administration degree

Brookdale Community College and Rutgers University officials have approved a new four-year degree program in business administration that will be offered exclusively this fall.

The program will be offered at Brookdale’s Freehold campus.

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Domestic violence response team seeks help

The Holmdel Township Police Department is currently recruiting volunteers to serve on its Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT). Applications are being accepted.

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Spotlight focus is on Oak Hill, Nut Swamp

Neighborhood Spotlight, a public-outreach program that focuses on the quality of life in Middletown’s neighborhoods, will take place from 5-7 p.m. March 22 at the Recreation Administrative Office in the Poricy Park Nature Center, 345 Oak Hill Road.

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John Edward Rupp

John Edward Rupp of Surf City and Stuart, Florida, passed away peacefully on March 2 with his family by his side. He was 82 years old.

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Frederick McElhenny

Frederick McElhenny, 94, of Honey Brook, Pennsylvania, passed away on Feb. 26 at the Tel Hai Retirement Community, Honey Brook, Pennsylvania.

He was the husband of the late Alberta P. Pirrong McElhenny, who passed away in 2011.

Born in Port Reading, he was the son of the late Eugene and Nina DeWitt McElhenny.

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Sister Mary William O’Brien

Sister Mary William O’Brien was born March 2, 1916, in South Amboy. She entered the convent at age 18 and served as a Sister of Mercy for 82 years. She passed away peacefully Feb. 26.

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Middletown church to hold egg hunt March 26

Middletown United Methodist Church will host a Community Egg Hunt and Party for children in preschool through grade 5 at 11 a.m. March 26 at 924 Middletown-Lincroft Road, Middletown.

The event will also feature food, story time and crafts. Bring a friend and a basket to collect eggs. For more information, call 732-671-0707 or visit

Colonia native finds sweet music on ‘The Voice’

By KATHY CHANG Staff Writer

For those who know Mike Schiavo, it’s no secret that he wanted to become a professional musician as he roamed the halls of Colonia High School three years ago.

“It was well known,” said Kevin Perdoni, band director at Colonia High School.

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Fire at 200-year-old home under investigation

By KAYLA J. MARSH Staff Writer

MIDDLETOWN - The cause of a structure fire that broke out in the Navesink section of the township is currently under investigation by the Middletown Township Fire Prevention Office, according to authorities.

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Corned beef dinner to support Kristin Kinlin Memorial Fund

By KAYLA J. MARSH Staff Writer

MIDDLETOWN — A fundraiser that is aimed at assisting local charities and organizations will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, too.

American Legion Post 515 will hold the 10th annual Corned Beef Dinner from 5-8 p.m. on March 12 at VFW Post 2179 at 460 Route 36 in the Port Monmouth section of the township.

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Summer fun close to home

Summer revelers often take to the skies, rails and waves to embark on a vacation adventure.

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Take camp skills to school

Millions of parents chose camp for their child or teen because of the immense benefits of the experience. Not only does camp foster making new friends and learning 21st century life skills like independence, problem-solving, and teamwork, but it’s also fun! And camp skills can transfer into the school classroom.

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Need a mentor? Go to camp!

It is important to celebrate and encourage the positive relationships that are critical to the development of children and youth — the positive relationships that are developed and encouraged each year at camp.

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Area schools and camps have so much to offer

Around the Corner Art Center is anxious for summer to arrive and art camp to begin.The Little Picassos (ages 5-8) and Master Monets (8-13) bring lots of excitement, energy and creativity to the art center.

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Monmouth County Park System’s golf season is underway

Dust off your clubs because the Monmouth County Park System’s six golf courses are open, including Bel-Aire in Wall, Charleston Springs in Millstone, Hominy Hill in Colts Neck, Howell Park in Howell, Pine Brook in Manalapan and Shark River in Neptune.

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‘Shortest’ St. Patrick’s Day parade slated

The sixth annual New Jersey Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Dinner will begin 6 p.m. March 11 at Washington Engine Company, 176 Jackson St., Matawan.

March with members of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh Pipes and Drums for five minutes and then enjoy a dinner of corned beef, cabbage and potatoes at the firehouse.

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