- Category: Local News
Garden State Winemaking Continues to Grow, as Vintner’s Circle Middletown Announces Its Grand Opening
Personalized winemaking has arrived in Monmouth County, and Vintner’s Circle Middletown is the place to go. The shop provides space for friends and family to gather while making, tasting, and enjoying wine.
MIDDLETOWN, NJ – The location, which celebrated its Ribbon Cutting ceremony last May, announces its Grand Opening event scheduled for Saturday, June 26. Don and Mary Gordon, franchise owners of Vintner’s Circle Middletown on Route 35, are proud to officially open their doors to the community. The Middletown winemaking shop is the first Vintner’s Circle in Monmouth County, and represents the strong, steadily growing interest in New Jersey winemaking.
New Jersey has had a long history of winemaking, as evidenced by its abundance of both wineries and home winemakers. Today, the Garden State is the fifth largest producer of wine in America, and the fifth greatest consumer. These statistics are especially impressive when considering the state ranks as the 47th largest in terms of physical size. New Jersey is home to 24 wineries and more than 50 vineyards. There is a wealth of discoveries in New Jersey for anyone who enjoys wine.
- Category: Monmouth County
RED BANK, NJ - Fifteen hundred and 49 road racers ( 892 men and 657 women ) competed in the annual George Sheehan Classic five mile race on a course that starts and finishes on Broad Street in Red Bank, makes 15 turns, includes the towns of Little Silver and Fair Haven and has challenging Tower Hill as part of its journey on the sunny, warm morning of June 19. Each would receive a medal bearing the initials GSC and on the obverse side a quote by the Running Doctor: “The mind’s first step to self-awareness must be through the body.”
- Category: Local News
RED BANK, NJ - On June 14, 2010 Red Bank Mayor and Council recognized Joe Azzolina for his years of service within the Borough as a public servant, business owner and his dedication to many events and charitable organizations. Mayor Menna introduced the Resolution at its’ regular Business Council Meeting and stated “it is most appropriate that the Resolution is presented on flag day.” Present to accept the Resolution were his family; wife Lynn, sons John, Joseph Jr., Mark, Grandson Michael and members of the Scaduto family and friends.
Joseph Azzolina, Jr. said “although Joe Azzolina resided in Middletown he loved Red Bank for its’ restaurants, culture and considered it his downtown.”
- Category: Arts & Culture
LONG BRANCH, NJ — It’s been called an “urban wasteland.” A “sad, sad place.” A “dump,” and even a “hell hole.” And that was just one paragraph in last week’s TriCity News.
When the artists of Imagine Long Branch look at lower Broadway, however, they see potential. Possibilities. Beauty, even.
At any rate, it’s certainly nothing that a few well-placed daubs of paint couldn’t fix. That’s why a group of dynamic, creative neighbors has been working closely with the City of Long Branch to transform the block between Second Avenue and Liberty Street into a destination attraction unlike anything ever seen on the Jersey Shore.
It won’t happen overnight. But, for one day, some of the area’s most dynamic and dedicated artists and musicians will sound the keynote — and wield the first ceremonial brushstrokes — when Arts Hits the Streets.
- Category: Schools
RUMSON, NJ -
On Sunday, May 23rd, The Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School National Art Honor Society showcased the talent of its members at “Runway to a Remedy,” a “walking art” fashion show held in the Post Chapel at Fort Hancock. Profits from the event were donated to the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center at Monmouth Medical Center.
RFH Senior, event co-ordinator and designer Stephen Biga with the models of his debuted 10-piece collection entitled “All Torn Up.”
The “Walking Art” portion of the show displayed fashions made out of unconventional materials created to transform the wearer into a literal piece of art and to promote the notion that fashion is in itself an art form. All looks were designed and modeled by a variety of art students. Following this was the debut of “All Torn Up,” an original collection by RFH Senior Stephen Biga that was designed to “challenge the rigidity and austerity of fine tailoring.”