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Road Construction on West Front Street in Middletown Until Aug. 8
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Wall, NJ – New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) today announced that it is installing 1,500 feet of main on West Front Street in Middletown, between... Read More...
Matawan Contractor Admits Failing to Perform Work for Post-Sandy Victims
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Admits He Took Deposits for Work He Never Did FREEHOLD, NJ - A Matawan-based contractor pleaded guilty to accusations of theft admitting he accepted... Read More...
IMAGE Telling Their Story Through the Power of Art
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
PHOTO: Amanda's Easel Program Coordinator Cindi Westendorf (second from left) and Canterbury Art Show volunteers in the 2013 art show gallery of... Read More...
IMAGE The Community YMCA Kicks Off ‘Togetherhood’ Initiative with School Supply Drive to Benefit Kids Near and Far
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
PHOTO: Sahar Akbarzai of Old Bridge helps Y campers create a mural that will travel to Afghanistan along with school supplies being collected at... Read More...
IMAGE Assistance Available for Organic Certification Costs
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
TRENTON, NJ  – The New Jersey Department of Agriculture announced a partnership with the federal government to reduce organic certification... Read More...

Columns

IMAGE Not the Kind of Anchovy You Put on Pizza
by Joe Reynolds
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
If someone were to ask you the question what’s the most abundant and frequently found fish in Lower New York Bay, including Raritan Bay and Sandy... Read More...
IMAGE Review - Lucy
by David Prown
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
I saw the new movie, "Lucy" the other day starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman and this movie is going to do well in the box office. Not... Read More...
IMAGE Adoption Involving Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
by Daniel J. Vance
Saturday, 26 July 2014
Laura Bloch adored his picture. “My husband and I had just been approved through an adoption agency and the agency sent out a letter with a picture... Read More...
IMAGE Is It The Shadow?
by Woody Zimmerman
Friday, 25 July 2014
“Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of man? (Hoo-hoo-hoo-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!) The Shadow...” Starting in the 1930s, and extending well into... Read More...
IMAGE Spectator’s Observations
by George Hancock-Stefan
Thursday, 24 July 2014
During the World Cup, I watched as many games as possible. I watched them here at home, I watched a couple of games in Turkey where they were... Read More...

Upcoming Events

Mon Aug 04 @ 8:00PM -
Middletown Township Committee Workshop Meeting
Tue Aug 05 @ 3:00PM - 04:30PM
Free Summer Mini-Camp
Wed Aug 06 @ 3:00PM - 04:30PM
Free Summer Mini-Camp
Thu Aug 07 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Prostate Cancer Network- US TOO meets
Fri Aug 08 @ 7:30AM -
“Half Day Fluke Fishing” Cruise

Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey - The Atlantic Highlands Front PorchClub hosted its 7th Annual Chilifest on Saturday, October 1 at the Strauss Mansion inAtlantic Highlands. With 35 chili cook-off competitors and 400+ attendees, the FrontPorch Club raised over $10,000 to benefit the Atlantic Highlands Historical Society.The donation was made in honor of long-time Atlantic Highlands resident, Paul Boyd.Mr. Boyd, who passed away in February, 2011, was a former president of the HistoricalSociety, former Chairman of the Atlantic Highlands Environmental Commission and adedicated resident who worked tirelessly for his beloved town. He was pivotal in thepreservation and renovation of the Strauss Mansion, and he catalogued all of the historicbuildings in town.

Chili cook-off entrants competed for prizes in four categories, including Best in ’Fest,Most Exotic, Vegetarian and People’s Choice. For the first time in history, both thejudges and attendees agreed on the best chili in the competition, with the tag team effortof Neil Effron and Ross DiMiceli taking home the Best in ’Fest and People’s Choiceawards. Their chili, named Sleep Alone Tonight, beat out a tough field that includedother prize winners, including Teresa Irizarry for Most Exotic and Leslie Theyn for BestVegetarian. The People’s choice runners-up included Stu Scott for 2nd Place and PamelaAnderson, (a.ka. Corinna Thuss) for 3rd place.

Chilifest Planning Chair, Charlotte Magee said, “Chilifest has now earned a solid placeon the calendar of Atlantic Highlands residents. With live music from an array of localbands, beer from our very own micro-brewery and a fun but competitive chili cook-off,Chilifest has become an annual tradition and celebration of the great community of Atlantic Highlands.”

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PHOTO:  Paul Eidman

This year’s judging panel included Carton Brewery co-owner Augie Carton, Reverend Dr.George Hancock-Stefan, Pastor, Central Baptist Church, Flaky Tart owner Marie Jackson,Atlantic Highlands Chamber of Commerce President Chuck Lero, Atlantic HighlandsMayor Fred Rast and Dan Thurman, last year’s Best in ’Fest Champion.

Many local musicians donated their time and talent, including Joe Niederberger, JoeRapolla Jim Sity and VyntEdge Rock & Roll Band.

The title sponsor of Chilifest 2011 was the Central Baptist Church in Atlantic Highlandsand premier sponsors included Howley Financial Group of Rumson, Trump NationalGolf Clubs in Colts Neck and Bedminster and the recently opened and award-winningCarton Brewery in Atlantic Highlands.

Other sponsors included: Atlantic Bagel Company, Atlantic Highlands Chamber ofCommerce, Blue Bay Inn, Cliffhanger Productions, Cooper Canyon, Eastpointe Health &Fitness, 1st Avenue Pizza, Happy Hills Learning Center, The Flaky Tart, Hulafrog, JaspanHardware, Kunya Siam Thai Restaurant, Maria’s Pizza, Nicole James Salon, PageChiropractic, The Party Dolls, Pure Liquid Salon, Seastreak, Sebastian’s Hair ’Em, ShoreHands Chiropractic, Sunrise Contracting and Zoe’s Restarant.

Event volunteers included members of the Atlantic Highlands Front Porch Club, the Knights of Columbus Lombardi Council 6552 and local Boy Scouts.