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Become a Volunteer Docent in 2015 with MC Park System
Sunday, 21 December 2014
TINTON FALLS— The Monmouth County Park System is looking for volunteers to become docents at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Are you 21 years of age or older and enjoy interacting with people? You may have what it takes to step... Read More...
Freeholders Approve 2014 Open Space Grants to Towns
Sunday, 21 December 2014
Program celebrates 12 years of support for municipal projects FREEHOLD, NJ – Last night, the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders approved grants totaling $2.5 million from the 2014 Monmouth County Open Space Trust Fund to improve and... Read More...
Monmouth County Library Branch Closures
Sunday, 21 December 2014
Temporary closures in West Long Branch and Howell MANALAPAN, NJ – Two Monmouth County Library branches will have temporary closure over the next few weeks: West Long Branch Library, 95 Poplar Ave., is already closed and will remain closed until... Read More...
Holly Jolly Fuel Prices
Sunday, 21 December 2014
Drivers land on Santa’s ‘nice’ list as gas prices fall to five-year low The Week Holiday cheer has come early for the motoring public, with the average for retail gasoline at its lowest level in more than five years. Friday’s national... Read More...
Middletown Receives $204,632 State Grant for Recycling Successes
Saturday, 20 December 2014
MIDDLETOWN, NJ – The Township will receive one of the highest grant awards from the state to implement and further enhance local recycling efforts. The township made the top 10 in this latest round of funding from the state Department of... Read More...

Columns

IMAGE Business Executive Fighting Lou Gehrig's Disease
by Daniel J. Vance
Saturday, 20 December 2014
About five years ago, Todd Neva, now of Hancock, Michigan, began having trouble lifting his daughter from her carseat. Over time, this muscle... Read More...
IMAGE Skewed View - December 19, 2014
by Tom Brennan
Friday, 19 December 2014
It breaks my heart to see yet another article on how my dear #GuyFieri has made Food Network nearly unwatchable: http://bit.ly/1DA59Fm Want to see... Read More...
IMAGE Our Forefathers Knew Better
by George Hancock-Stefan
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
When one does a comparison between the 17th and 20th centuries in regards to the goodness of humanity, one comes with two different views.  The... Read More...
IMAGE Review - Top Five
by David Prown
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
The other day I was scanning moviefone.com to get a sense of new releases for this weekend. Never heard of Chris Rock's "Top Five" and tried to get a... Read More...
IMAGE Skewed View - December 16, 2014
by Tom Brennan
Tuesday, 16 December 2014
Got 60 grand?  Well, you can use it to pay down your debt or buy Burt Reynold's Smokey & The Bandit TransAm: http://usat.ly/1G9j9n6 Parenting... Read More...

Upcoming Events

Sun Dec 21 @10:00AM -
Fair Haven Menorah Lighting
Sun Dec 21 @ 7:00PM -
Blue Christmas Service
Sat Dec 27 @ 3:00AM - 05:00PM
Murray Farmhouse Candlelight Reception -
Sun Jan 04 @12:00PM -
Middletown Reorganization Meeting
Mon Jan 12 @ 7:30PM -
Holmdel Tax Assessor Speaks

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS -- The Rev. Michael Riley will preach on the symbol of baptism in a sermon entitled "Where the Holy Waters Run" at the 10 a.m. Sunday worship service at the First Presbyterian Church.

   During the service, the Rev. Joanne Van Sant, pastor of the Faith Reformed Church of Hazlet, will officiated at the baptism of four-month-old Nevaeh Balbes, daughter of Anthony and Michelle Balbes and granddaughter of Patricia and Michael Marrazzo.

   Michelle Balbes and the Marrazzo are long-time members of the church, as is the recently ordained Rev. Van Sant.

   Riley, the pastor has encouraged area children of the church to attend the service and remain for Sunday School, which resumed last week after a summer hiatus.

   During the service, Riley will continue his his "mystery bag" children's sermon series. During the children's sermon, youngsters try to "stump the pastor" by placing personal "treasures" in brown paper bags, and the minister then creates a message from the contents of a bag.

   Sunday School follows the children's sermon.

   Riley has resumed the church's weekly Bible study at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and has invited the entire community to attend.

   Adult choir resumed last Sunday and practices at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays and members and other area residents are invited to join the David Nunez-directed group.

   In addition to being pastor of the church, Riley is a columnist, staff writer and editorial writer at the Asbury Park Press. His column, the "Irreverent Reverend," appears on Fridays.

   The 122-year-old, handicapped accessible church at Third and E. Highland Aves. has extra parking available in a new municipal lot next to the Christian Education Building on East Highland avenue.

   Child care for four-year-olds and younger continues to be provided during the regular worship service.