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Mayor Declares Local State of Emergency
MIDDLETOWN, NJ – Township road crews continue to battle one of the most severe snow storms in recent memory with a goal of reaching all township roads by midnight on Tuesday, said Mayor Gerard P. Scharfenberger.
Road crews have been working fervently around the clock since 10:00 am on Sunday, December 26th. Township crews, consisting of 40 plows and 6 front end loaders, supplemented by an additional 25 plows and 4 front-end loaders belonging to private contractors, are working to clear more than 300 miles of township road, Scharfenberger said.
A State of Emergency issued by Monmouth County Emergency Management remains in effect. In addition, Mayor Scharfenberger issued a local state of emergency for Middletown Township while township crews work to make local roads as safe for travel as possible.
“The sheer volume of the snow generated by this storm is far greater than we’ve seen in many years so plowing is taking longer than usual. Anyone who does not absolutely need to be on the road should remain at home as long as possible. The fewer cars on the road, the faster plow operators can complete their work,” Scharfenberger said.
“We appreciate everyone’s continued patience and cooperation while crews work to complete the plowing. We will get to every street as quickly as possible,” Scharfenberger added.
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We hope you will enjoy this day with family and friends. From our family to yours, may your Christmas be a Blessed one and your New Year be filled with happy memories.
- Allan Dean, Publisher
- Category: Arts & Culture
Lincroft, NJ – Brookdale photography student Judit Papp, Rumson, will showcase her nature photography in an exclusive exhibition, “Tura Natura” on January 8 at NovelTeas, 78 Bridge Avenue, Red Bank. The Hungarian born talent will donate the proceeds from her silent auction photography sales to benefit ALS-TDI, the world’s largest Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) research center. Additionally, all who attend are welcome to enter a free drawing for a framed photograph of Monument Valley, Arizona, taken near the Grand Canyon.
“The photograph series I have selected for this exhibit will showcase America’s beauty as captured during my cross country trip” explained Papp.
Papp has lived in Rumson with her sponsor family, the Callahans, for three years. Pamela Callahan has had ALS for the past four years and her illness was the inspiration for the event.
Sponsors include the Callahan family, Kim Widener, Copper Canyon, the Nicholson family, Traci Turi, the Brand family and Sickles Market.
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RED BANK, NJ - Beginning January 6, 2011, the Artists’ Workshop at the Red Bank Public Library will welcome Joe Bergholm as Artist-in-Residence. Artists seeking inspiration, motivation, and time to devote to their work are invited to attend the Artists’ Workshop on the first Thursday of each month from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the library. Joe will be working with the artists as a group and individually, offering suggestions for subjects as well as guidance with principles of art such as color, composition, and the selection and use of materials.
Joe Bergholm, a Red Bank Resident, is a gallery represented and award winning artist. His work is held in private, municipal, and corporate collections. He has always been involved with art, having grown up in a family of artists. He also earned a Ph.D. in engineering and had a distinguished technical career with Bell Laboratories and AT&T.
Since retiring, Joe Bergholm has returned to art full time. He is president of the Plein Air Painters of the Jersey Coast (www.thepapjc.com) and teaches the use of Golden OPEN Acrylics for Plein Air and studio painting. Joe is a registered teacher with the School of Color (SoC), U.S.A. His website at http://joebergholm.com describes his work and presents a selection of his landscape, still life, and wildlife paintings.
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ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - Paige Huff, a sixth grader at the Atlantic Highlands Elementary School was named the local winner of the Atlantic Highlands Lions Club Peace Poster contest.
Her poster was chosen out of local entries submitted to the contest by AHES art teacher Caroline Northrop who used the poster contest as part of a class lesson.
Paige’s poster, which mixed images of international flags, a peace sign, and a house, has now been entered into the International Lion's Club district contest.
Paige Huff receives her Lions Club Peace Poster Contest winning award from member Lee Hoffman.
“Her work is among hundreds of thousands around the world who are sharing their vision of peace,” Atlantic Highlands Lions Club member Lee Hoffman told attendees at the organization's 85th Anniversary dinner held at the Shore Casino.
Also cited during the ceremony was contest runner-up Hannah Moses, who was honored at the dinner with a certificate and cash prize.
The poster contest was judged by local artists Don Voorhees and Patricia Hecht.