- Category: Monmouth County
New Jersey – According to the state’s leading advocate for small businesses, 2011 was a good year for small businesses in New Jersey but there’s much more work to do. Laurie Ehlbeck, State Director for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), said today that pension reform, the property tax cap and a number of regulatory improvements made last year a legislative success.
“From a small business perspective, 2011 was a very productive legislative year,” said Ehlbeck. “The Governor and the Legislature worked well together to control state spending, reform the long-term structural deficit and reduce the torrent of regulations that kill small businesses.
“But there are significant challenges that threaten our prosperity and we want our leaders in
Ehlbeck said that the pension and benefits reforms for government should be reflected this year in flat or lower property taxes. If they don’t materialize, then additional reforms will be necessary.
“We should know soon whether the reforms are working because school districts will be introducing their budgets in the next few weeks,” said Ehlbeck. “Property tax increases this year should be minimal, and that’s very important for small businesses.”
- Category: Arts & Culture
January 18, 2012 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Holmdel Theatre Company, Duncan Smith Theatre
36 Crawfords Road, Holmdel NJ http://holmdeltheatrecompany.org/
RED BANK, NJ - The Monmouth County Arts Council (MCAC) invites all Monmouth County arts organizations, artists, arts-related businesses, and anyone interested in the local arts community to join us at our Annual Meeting.
The Annual Meeting is a great opportunity for all members (organizations, businesses and individuals) as well as those interested in becoming members to see MCAC in action. The evening includes networking with a wide variety of arts organizations and artists, refreshments and a workshop on MCAC’s New Media services to meet the changing times. MCAC will honor Becker Guerry and Mumford Design for their work on the new MCAC website, McKay Imaging, Mumford Design and Jody Calendar for their work on X.it magazine, and outgoing Board members Anthony Galante and Holly Lyttle.
Member Groups should send a representative to the meeting, as the evening culminates with a vote on the slate for the 2012 MCAC Board of Trustees who will serve three – year terms.
Don’t miss this chance to take part in creating a more vibrant artistic community in Monmouth County!
- Category: News
Shrewsbury, NJ --Shrewsbury residents are invited to join the Shrewsbury Garden Club (SGC) at 7 p.m., Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at Borough Hall as it hosts a town hall meeting on a possible community garden for Shrewsbury.
- Category: Arts & Culture
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - On Tuesday, January 10, poet and performance artist Chelsea Yarrow Gould hosts and is featured at the popular Atlantic Highlands Arts Council open mic, "Live on the Deck." Gould will share her original poetry, paintings, and songs, accompanied by percussionist Steve Honoshosky. She'll also introduce other performers and artists.
Gould, born in Buffalo NY, is a poet, painter, dancer, and artist who plans to start a women's performance artists' collective in Monmouth County. She has performed at the Annex Open Mic, the AHAC Open Mic in Atlantic Highlands, and FilmOneFest.
Chelsea Yarrow Gould
Musicians, artists, poets, filmmakers, all creative souls and all who love good original live performance are invited to share the fun at this friendly, free open mic. Artists and performers sign up beginning at 7:00 pm, the show starts at 7:30 pm. at On the Deck Restaurant, 10 Simon Lake Drive, in the Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor overlooking the Raritan River, Sand Hook Bay,
and the Manhattan Skyline. Refreshments are available to purchase, and tax-deductible donations to the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council are welcome.
- Category: News
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - Knitters, brighten your winter! Learn about oceanic patterns and discover how to knit beautiful sideways edgings with lifelong knitter, Mary Ann McCormick, on Tuesday, January 10 at 7 PM at the Atlantic Highlands Library, 48 Avenue C, Atlantic Highlands.
A passion for knitting was shared with Mary Ann, who has been teaching throughout Monmouth County for the past four years, by her mother and other family friends. Another love, that of the ocean, led Ms. McCormick to seek out sea and marine life patterns to be able to share with her students. This class combines her two loves through her instruction on patterns from the sea.
Bring medium needles and yarn. This free class is designed for knitters who can comfortably knit and purl. For further information, please call the library at 732-291-1956. The snow date for the event will be: Tuesday, January 17 at 7 PM.