- Category: News
Twin Lights to Celebrate the Ultimate ‘High Five’
Highlands, NJ — A good statistician can make numbers say almost anything. However, some numbers simply speak for themselves. This August, the Twin Lights National Historic Site will welcome its five millionth visitor. The site officially opened to the public 55 years ago, and since then the breathtaking view, unique architecture—and the chance to scale the historic North Tower—has consistently drawn around 100,000 people a year.
When will the lucky 5 Millionth Visitor arrive?
1908 visitors: As this old postcard shows, long before the official count started, the Twin Lights served as a beacon for local tourism.
Sunday, August 7th…which also happens to be National Lighthouse Day. In fact, every visitor to the Twin Lights that day will be feted as the “five millionth”—with a commemorative certificate, free one-year Twin Light Historical Society membership, instant discount at the Museum Gift Shop, and lighthouse goody bags for kids.
- Category: Monmouth County
EATONTOWN, NJ - The MCSPCA does not euthanize adoptable pets and kitten season started early this year. As a result, the MCSPCA is in crisis mode as our cat population has hit a record 565 cats!
The number of cats we have taken in this year is double that of last year and it is only June. Every day the feline population increases at a faster rate than adoptions. We need your help!
ADOPT NOW and take advantage of these deals:
$5 Felines (over 4 months)
Kittens, $50 and two for one Adoption fee
Monmouth County SPCA
260 Wall St., Eatontown, NJ 07724
- Category: Monmouth County
Trenton, NJ – Demonstrating once again that New Jersey is leading the way with bipartisan solutions for the toughest challenges facing states today, Governor Christie secured final legislative passage tonight for landmark pension and health benefit reform. The reforms passed this evening in the Assembly after receiving passage in the Senate on Monday. The fundamental reforms, passed with bipartisan support from Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver, will shake up New Jersey’s out-of-date, antiquated and increasingly expensive pension and health benefit systems. These historic reforms bring to an end years of broken promises and fiscal mismanagement by securing the long-term solvency of the pension and benefit systems, while at the same time achieving critical savings for state and local governments. Pension reform alone will provide savings to New Jersey taxpayers of over $120 billion over the next 30 years, and an additional $3.1 billion over the next 10 years from health benefits reform.
“Together, we’re showing New Jersey is serious about providing long-term fiscal stability for our children and grandchildren. We are putting the people first and daring to touch the third rail of politics in order to bring reform to an unsustainable system,” Governor Chris Christie said. “I want to thank Senate President Sweeney and Speaker Oliver for putting aside politics, committing themselves to reform and remaining unwilling to settle for anything less than the real, viable solutions New Jerseyans have been demanding.”
- Category: News
HOLMDEL, NJ - The New Jersey Lions, a local Minor League Football franchise, has embarked on their fourth season of professional football. The Lions play their home games at St. John Vianney High School on Line Road in Holmdel.
The Lions roster is full of former gridiron stars from Middletown HS North and Middletown HS South. Paul Castillo, Jr. is a co-owner and head coach of the squad and has led the Lions to a 29-9 record in the past three years. Standouts on his team are Jeffrey Castillo, also a co-owner (MHSN), Ron Tefteller - (MHSS) Makahi Burns (MHSN), Jeremy Reiley (MHSS) and Mike Meehan (MHSN).
The Lions will be playing their final pre-season scrimmage this Saturday, June 25th when they square off against the New York Predators at St. John Vianney HS. Kickoff will take place at 7 PM. (see attached flyer for details). The regular season will begin on July 16th in a home contest against the BK Mariners.
With the NFL on hold, come out and witness an exciting brand of football featuring your heroes from the past. A 10 game slate features opponents from Pennsylvania, New York and Virginia.
For more information, including the complete schedule and the team roster, go to www.njlionsfootball.com
- Category: Arts & Culture
WALL, NJ - Joan B. Myers' current show is a combination of fine art and photojournalism pertaining to the Decline of Fort Hancock at Sandy Hook. The show features interior photographs of Officer’s Row, and the Officer’s Club. Exterior photographs continue to tell the story.
Photo by Joan B. Myers
Myers says one of her favorite exterior photographs is of a sunset, which filled her with an immediate sense of warmth. However, this feeling was short-lived when heavy winds took over. “The white caps began rolling ashore, as the swirling snow blew across the parade field. What if the bay took the road from me? What if my car failed me? I began to panic, not a soul in site; at least one I could see,” says Myers.