MIDDLETOWN, NJ –The Middletown Township Health Department has received laboratory confirmation of a raccoon testing positive for Rabies. The raccoon was tested after possible interaction with a dog. This incident happened in the area of Millbrook Drive, located in the New Monmouth section of town. Luckily, no wounds were found on the dog according to Health Department Director Rich DeBenedetto.
FREEHOLD – Close to 100 guests heard music, learned fascinating stories, and met some of the people featured in the “Spirituals to Soul: African American Musical Heritage in Monmouth 1880-1980”exhibition now on display at the Monmouth County Historical Association Museum at the curators talk Wednesday evening.
Guests enjoyed a presentation by music historians Pamela and Charles Horner at the museum at 70 Court St., before going into the museum for a tour of the exhibition and a reception with the Horners.
Princeton, New Jersey - Each summer Morven Museum & Garden welcomes a group of YouthBuild student interns from Isles of Trenton to work and learn about the environment and horticulture. The students are led by Morven’s Director of Horticulture, Pamela Ruch and assistant horticulturist and program leader, Nancy Nicosia.
While significantly improving the grounds at the National Historic Landmark, the students learn about gardening and get a friendly transition to a real life work environment. The students grow and prepare healthy foods via Morven’s large kitchen garden, take field trips to places like the Stony Brook Watershed and Grounds for Sculpture. This year they also spent two days working alongside Master Gardener volunteers on a variety of projects at Drumthwacket.
- Written by Muriel Smith
- Category: Arts & Culture
PHOTO: Heidelberg Castle photos courtesy Jane Frotton
The Viking Sun left Rudesheim, Germany promptly at midnight on our fourth day on the Rhine River, while many of us were still enjoying the piano music presented by Charlie, an affable and talented pianist, and enjoying the libations served by Mark, Marianna, and Demeter. There is no doubt the Viking crew members are charming, friendly, eager to practice their excellent English with the British, Canadians and Americans, and with a sole aim of ensuring everything was perfect on our trip. Added to that, the Captain and hotel manager had issued invitations to all passengers who had sailed on Viking cruises in the past, inviting us all for a champagne toast and hors d’oeuvres in the library before dinner. Hospitality, friendship and efficiency are definitely the keynotes with Viking Cruise Lines.
Officers and Trustees Appointed
Shrewsbury, NJ – The Community YMCA Foundation Board of Trustees elected Peter McCarthy Chairman of the Board, appointed new officers and welcomed four trustees at a meeting earlier this month.
McCarthy, a Little Silver resident, is a 30-year veteran of the financial services industry. He is the President and Chief Executive Officer, and a founding member of E D & F Man Capital Markets, a global financial brokerage business. McCarthy is a graduate of Pace University with a Bachelor of Business Administration, and is married with three daughters.