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Public Meeting on Oil Drilling Off Atlantic Set for Later This Month
Friday, 06 March 2015
Menendez, Booker, Pallone Urge Residents, Business Owners to Have Their Voices Heard WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, and Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (N.J.-06) today urged New Jersey residents, business... Read More...
IMAGE Take Your Pet to Church
Friday, 06 March 2015
Rumson, NJ – Pets of all shapes and sizes are important parts of our family lives.  Do you take them whenever or where ever you can?  Now, there’s a special, happy solution for every pet family---a unique church service just for pets... Read More...
Mater Dei Prep Students Present SeraphFest 2015
Thursday, 05 March 2015
Middletown- On Friday, March 13th  from 4:00p.m.- 11:00p.m., Mater Dei Prep’s Memorial Hall will be transformed into a festival grounds.  SeraphFest 2015 will host dozens of musicians, poets and creative arts vendors.  There will... Read More...
Baykeeper Responds to NJ Attorney General Statement on ExxonMobile Settlement
Thursday, 05 March 2015
Statement by Debbie Mans, Executive Director & Baykeeper, NY/NJ Baykeeper on NJ Attorney General Statement on ExxonMobil Settlement March 5, 2015   It' s highly unusual for a Governor's aide to take over negotiations like these at any point... Read More...
Test of Election Equipment Was Error Free
Thursday, 05 March 2015
County Clerk tests countywide reporting   FREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County Clerk M. Claire French announced today that a test of the county’s election equipment on Monday was a success. The trial run involved all MonmouthCounty municipal... Read More...

Columns

IMAGE Snowed In
by George Hancock-Stefan
Friday, 06 March 2015
It started during the night and continued the whole day.  This time the weatherman was right.  We got lots of snow.  It was beautiful... Read More...
IMAGE Skewed View - March 6, 2015
by Tom Brennan
Friday, 06 March 2015
The older you get the more coffee you drink.  That would explain the whole coffee with lunch at the diner: http://bit.ly/1B0OBSS Move over craft... Read More...
IMAGE Winter Deja Vu
by Anne Mikolay
Thursday, 05 March 2015
As winter storm Thor pummels the Mid-west and the Northeast with snow and ice, Governor Christie once again declares a state of emergency, schools... Read More...
IMAGE Winter of Discontent
by Woody Zimmerman
Wednesday, 04 March 2015
Just four months ago, angry and energized voters swarmed to the polls to give Republicans control of the Senate and increase their House of... Read More...
IMAGE Bay Birds Attempt to Avoid Bay Ice
by Joe Reynolds
Monday, 02 March 2015
Brrrrrrrr. No doubt this was a cold winter season. Just how cold? February officially made it into the record books as the coldest February in... Read More...

Upcoming Events

Fri Mar 06 @ 2:00PM - 07:00PM
Income Tax Help - Union Beach
Fri Mar 06 @ 7:00PM -
'Night at the Races' - AHES
Mon Mar 09 @ 7:00PM -
AH - American Legion Meeting
Wed Mar 11 @ 1:00PM -
NARFE Meets
Wed Mar 11 @ 7:00PM -
AH Council Meeting

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.