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Freestyle art program open to children

The Middletown Township Public Library will host a free art program for school-age children at 4 p.m. March 4 at 55 New Monmouth Road.

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Middletown seeks grant to create PSAs on going green

By KAYLA J. MARSH Staff Writer

MIDDLETOWN — Township officials are seeking funds that would be used towards increasing public awareness about sustainability within the township.

At its Feb. 16 meeting, the Township Committee passed a resolution supporting the submission of a $20,000 Sustainable Jersey Small Grants Program application.

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Wilbur Ray Scholarship Dinner set for March 11

EATONTOWN — Eight Monmouth County community leaders and volunteers will be honored on March 11 during the 31st annual Wilbur Ray Scholarship Dinner at the Sheraton Eatontown Hotel, 6 Industrial Way East.

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Author takes satirical look at presidential election process

By KAYLA J. MARSH Staff Writer

MIDDLETOWN — As America readies to elect a new president this November, one local author has put a unique spin on the procedure.

Middletown resident Doug Goudsward has captured the process in the form of a “campaign playbook” that lampoons the presidential election process through the use of both cartooning and storytelling skills.

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Scholastic achievement, talent help teen shine


Nina Mojares wants people to know there is a lot more to pageants than beauty.

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Proposal for gas regulator continues

By KENNY WALTER Staff Writer

Hearings continued on a proposed gas regulator station on the site of Cornerstone Power Holmdel solar farm.

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St. John Vianney High School’s Micah Clark and Howell’s Eric Keosseian (right) run through a practice drill at Howell High School in preparation for the NJSIAA Individual Wrestling Championships in Atlantic City March 4-6. Both Clark and Keosseian were District 21 champions. Keosseian went on to place eighth in the state tournament at 220 pounds.

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Child seat smarts

Q: I will be taking care of my grandchild for the next several months. He’s 9 — obviously too big for a child seat, but he’s small for his age.

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Best new-car features for 2016

By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features

It’s no exaggeration to suggest that today’s cars pack more in the way of advanced electronics than NASA originally employed to send astronauts to the moon.

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Bellaran shines as Hawks sweep MAAC indoor track

With former high school stars from the area making significant contributions, the Monmouth University men’s and women’s track and field teams swept the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Indoor Championships.

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Heritage House Sotheby’s International Realty steps into the future

There was no time-traveling De- Lorean waiting to whisk Mary Burke to the future when she first opened Heritage House Realtors in 1990 with one office and 15 sales associates. But had there been a DeLorean, she may have been surprised to see just how successful she’d be 26 years later.

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Century 21 Mack Morris Iris Lurie, Marlboro, announces that Century 21 Real Estate LLC recently recognized Lori Ragovin, sales associate with the office, as a top-producer nationwide when it honored her with the coveted Century 21 Diamond Masters Award.

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Seraphs capture SCT boys hoops title

By MATTHEW ROCCO Correspondent

[img_assist|nid=108493|title=|desc= Christian Brothers Academy’s Jack McGuire, left, goes up for a basket as Mater Dei Prep’s Kyle Elliot tries to block the shot during the Shore Conference Tournament final Feb. 27 at Monmouth University in West Long Branch. Mater Dei rallied from 18 points down in the second half to win its first conference tournament title, 50-43.

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Gamble guides Mater Dei to its best season

By WAYNE WITKOWSKI Correspondent

Ben Gamble was concerned about chemistry when he took over Mater Dei Prep’s boys’ basketball program this season. Now the Seraphs are enjoying their greatest season ever.

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Reduce your risk for colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in both the United States and Canada. So say the American Cancer Society and the Canadian Cancer Society, who project nearly 60,000 Americans and Canadians will lose their lives to colorectal cancer in 2016 alone.

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Learn how to properly recover from exercise

By Dr. Leonard J. Somarriba, D.P.T, C.S.C.S. and Dr. John Scafidi, P.T, D.P.T, FAAOMPT

Exercise tends to break down muscle fibers while rest allows muscles to recuperate and emerge stronger.The appropriate amount of exercise, followed by recovery, leads to an ongoing cycle of improvement over time. Strength and endurance improve, creating a foundation for long-term health.

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Mary Frances Shakespeare

Mary Frances Shakespeare, 97, of Freehold Township, died Feb. 21 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township.

Mrs. Shakespeare was born in Staten Island, N.Y., and was raised in the Sunnyside section of Staten Island. She resided in the St. George and Huguenot sections before moving to Freehold 50 years ago.

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Julia S. Dasaro-Drescher, Esq., of The Dasaro Law Firm, P.C., has announced the opening of her new offices located at 9 Leonardville Road at the corner of Church Street, in the New Monmouth section of Middletown.

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