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MIDDLETOWN – Nearly 1,500 pounds of supplies and snacks donated by locals are on their way to Afghanistan to USMC 1st Lt Nicholas Abbate.
The Middletown Support the Troops Program was reactivated in March to collect supplies for the township native and his 80-plus infantry unit. “The immediate outpouring of support from the community was impressive,” said Mayor Gerard P. Scharfenberger. “Cases of ramen noodles, Girl Scout cookies, drink mixes, teas, toiletries and batteries were among the items donated by businesses, community groups, schools and families from Middletown and surrounding towns.”
Middletown shipped nearly three-quarters of a ton of supplies to 1st Lt Nicholas Abbate thanks to the efforts of many volunteers, community organizations, and individual donations. The Township Committee thanked the programs key supporters during the April meeting.
Two pairs of military-issue boot socks for every marine was included in the shipment thanks to the collaborative efforts of Middletown Elks 2179 and Lawrence Fuchs, a long-time resident who served nearly four years in the Marine Corps. The Elks Veterans Committee worked with Fuchs at his request to acquire the socks along with cases of snacks and toiletries. The Army & Navy Trading Hut, Keyport, provided the socks at a discounted rate in support of the collection drive. Fuchs, who has lived in Middletown since 1962, also supports the Marine Scholarship Foundation and Middletown Arts Center.
- Category: News
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - It’s spring, and time for the Atlantic Highlands Annual Townwide Garage Sale. This year’s sale will be on Saturday, May 15, with raindate May 16.
Residents who wish to sell items must register at Borough Hall by May 1. The Borough will create a map of all participating homes and distribute it on the day of the sale in front of Borough Hall.
Don’t miss this easy, stress-free way to get rid of your unwanted items and make a few dollars too.
At this year’s event, the Atlantic Highlands Yacht Club’s Ms. Race Committee will have a table selling used and donated nautical items. All proceeds will go to 180 Turning Lives Around (www.180nj.org), a local non-profit dedicated to ending domestic violence. If you would like to donate any nautical items, please drop them off on the morning of the sale at the AHYC’s Ms. Race Committee table at the harbor near the gazebo/tennis courts. For questions, contact the AHYC.
Registrants, after the sale, your unsold items can earn money for our elementary school’s Spring Clothing Drive. Please leave your unsold items at the curb, and AHES PTO volunteers will collect them that evening. The following items are acceptable if bagged in black plastic trash bags: clothing, coats, small toys, handbags and belts, linens, curtains, pillows and towels. Shoes are accepted also; please bag them separately from other items. For Clothing Drive questions, call Roberta Jackson at 732-496-9649 or AHES PTO at 732-291-2020 x1230.
The garage sale runs from 9am-4pm. You must register with the Borough to be included in this event. For more information, please visit www.ahnj.com/ahnj/Recreation or call the Borough at 732.291.1444.
- Category: Arts & Culture
Red Bank, NJ - Original works of art by ArtVentures, a New Jersey based art group, will be on display at the Oyster Point Hotel in Red Bank throughout May and June. Over 40 distinctive creations consisting of paintings in watercolor and acrylics, and soft art of hand woven fiber, are being featured as part of the hotel’s ongoing showcase of local artists’ works.
The seven ArtVentures artists are Lise Kusner, Gerda Liebmann, Edy Ottesen, Annette Margulies, Tyrrell Masse, Maggie Simplot, and Leona Tenebruso-Shultes, www.artventures.us. Their creations range in styles from representational to lyrical abstract. These professional artists are active members of the arts and cultural community in Monmouth County and surrounding counties in New Jersey. Their works are sold internationally, nationally and in particular throughout the tri-state area.
Kevin Barry, Project Manager for the Oyster Point Hotel, commented on the show noting “The Oyster Point is delighted to host an exhibit of these exceptional artists. Since the launch of the hotel’s Art Showcase a year ago we have brought over one hundred fifty works of art from six outstanding artists to the forefront of the community’s attention. We look forward to continuing this exciting initiative which celebrates the creative spirit in our local area.”
- Category: Monmouth County
MANALAPAN, NJ - Join the Monmouth County Library System in celebrating Jewish American Heritage month this May, a national month of recognition of the more than 350-year history of Jewish contributions to American culture.
Come watch actress Renee Taylor’s one woman show An Afternoon with Golda Meir about Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir. Come enjoy Klezmer music performed by the Avi Maza Orchestra, come hear a lecture by TV and radio personality and best-selling author Rabbi Shmuley, and come learn about the history of Jewish communities in Monmouth County.
By Congressional resolution and Presidential proclamation, May is Jewish American Heritage Month. This month-long celebration aims to raise the national consciousness regarding contributions Jewish Americans have made to our country’s heritage.
“We invite Monmouth County residents to join the Library System in celebrating the richness of Jewish life in America, and to discover the many contributions made by those of the Jewish faith to the American experience,” said Renee B. Swartz, chair of the Monmouth County Library Board of Commissioners.
Events will be held throughout the month at four branches: the Monmouth County Library Headquarters at 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan; the Ocean Township Branch at 701 Deal Road, Ocean; the Monmouth County Library Eastern Branch at 1001 Route 35 in Shrewsbury, and the Marlboro Library Branch at 1 Library Court and Wyncrest Drive, Marlboro.
All events are free. The events are as follows:
- Category: News
Start the recovery process: register for assistance
FREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County residents whose properties sustained damage as a result of the severe storms and flooding that began on March 12 are urged to register for disaster assistance as soon as possible. Assistance is available to businesses as well.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) established a Disaster Recovery Center at the Monmouth County Park System’s Henry Hudson Trail Activity Center, 945 Route 36, Leonardo. The office will open tomorrow to begin processing claims.