- Category: Arts & Culture
Friday, February 4th at 8 PM
Newark, NJ - Garnering international raves from critics, as well as tens of thousands of audience members, for its performances of Brazilian folk dance based in Bahian folklore, Balé Folcórico da Bahia returns to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s Prudential Hall on Friday, February 4, 2011 at 8pm for a program entitled “Sacred Heritage,” paying tribute to the rich cultural traditions of Bahia, one of the 26 states of Brazilian. Tickets are $21 $36 $44 $52 $62 $82, and may be purchased at 1-888-GO-NJPAC (1-888-466-5722), at www.njpac.org or at the NJPAC Box Office at One Center Street in downtown Newark. This performance is made possible, in part, by The Judy and Josh Weston Fund for Artistic Excellence.
Samba de Roda. Photo: Marisa Vianna
- Category: News
MIDDLETOWN, NJ - On Thursday, December 23rd, Middletown Main Library loaned its one millionth item for 2010 when 2-1/5-year-old James Pirozzi borrowed the book "Thomas-saurus Rex." A preschooler at King of King's School, James was accompanied to the library by his mother, Kristen Pirozzi, and his six-year-old sister, Dylan. On hand to help celebrate this milestone were Committeewoman Pamela Brightbill and Randy Gabrielan, President of the Library Board of Trustees. To thank our “one in a million,” James's mother will receive two tickets to a performance of “A Thousand Clowns” compliments of The Two River Theater in Red Bank.
James and Dylan Pirozzi
Middletown Library employees and its Board of Trustees extend hearty congratulations to James and his family.
Middletown Main Library is located at 55 New Monmouth Rd—mtpl.org—732-671-3700 x320.
- Category: Monmouth County
FREEHOLD, NJ – With temperatures on the rise and a possible rainstorm headed to the area, Monmouth County officials want residents to remain ready for additional storms and emergencies
“Taking a few basics steps now means you will be ready for virtually any big weather event or other disaster that may affect Monmouth County,” Freeholder John P. Curley said. “Every resident should prepare, plan and stay informed.”
No matter what the storm event, there are several steps residents can take to prepare themselves:
Prepare – Assemble a Kit of Emergency Supplies – Batteries, flashlight, radio, first-aid kit, medications, food and water to last three or more days, can opener, cooking tools, toiletries.
Plan – Create an Emergency Plan – Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so plan a way to contact one another, such as enlisting the help of a third party in another state as a contact, and review what you will do in different situations. Also, in the event that you are separated from family members, plan a meeting place outside of your neighborhood or town.
Stay Informed – Listen to local radio and television for the latest information on storms and other emergencies. Review what warning sirens are used in your community to alert residents of major emergencies.
“Preparing for the worst makes dealing with it that much easier,” said Freeholder Curley. “The likelihood that you and your family will survive a nor’easter, hurricane or other emergency depends on the preparations that you make now.”
- Category: Monmouth County
FREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County snow removal crews are continuing to assist the state with clearing snow from state highways in Monmouth County.
The county plowed portions of Route 18 and Route 35 Tuesday night, and today county snow removal efforts continued along State Highways 35, 36 and 71. County snowplows also cleared some access ramps to Routes 18, 35 and 9 this afternoon.
County roads have been cleared since 10 a.m. Monday and show blacktop.
“We have received complaints from residents saying they are having difficulty accessing county roads, so we are helping the state clear their roads,” said Freeholder John P. Curley, liaison to the county’s Department of Public Works and Engineering. “Our county snowplow operators have done a remarkable job on county roads, and they continue to assist the state today.”
County facilities were cleared of snow Monday morning, but because of concern for the safety of the public and county employees the decision was made to close county operations for the day. All county offices were reopened on Tuesday.
The county is also assisting every municipality that has asked for help.
The county plowed the entire length of Route 18, both northbound and southbound, last night from Wall Township to Route 537 in Colts Neck. County crews then plowed Route 35 in southern Monmouth from the intersection of Route 34 in Wall to Route 33 in Neptune.
Today, the county Department of Public Works and Engineering committed 10 loaders and 10 tandem and single-axle trucks fitted with snowplows to assist the state. County crews are plowing snow and spreading salt and sand along state highways and highway ramps.
- Category: News
Meeting Scheduled for January 2, 2011
MIDDLETOWN – The Township Committee will hold Middletown’s annual Organization Day meeting at 11 a.m. on Sunday, January 2, 2011 at Town Hall, 1 Kings Highway.
On the agenda will be the swearing in of the 2011 Mayor and Deputy Mayor. Under the township’s form of government, the Township Committee designates two members to serve as mayor and deputy mayor for a one-year term. Kevin Settembrino will be sworn in as the newest member of the Township Committee. The term for each Committee member is three years.
Scores of volunteers traditionally attend to accept oaths of office to serve on more than a dozen township boards, committees and commissions. Each group focuses on different aspects of the community and works to enhance Middletown’s quality of life. Residents are appointed to these positions by the Township Committee.
For more information call the Township Clerk at (732) 615-2014 or visit www.middletownnj.org.