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Lecture: Battery Lewis What’s Old is New Again
Tuesday, 02 September 2014
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - Atlantic Highlands Historical Society presents Gail L. Hunton’s Lecture on Hartshorne Woods Park: Battery... Read More...
IMAGE Filmmaker Brings Documentary about the Rights of Immigrant Workers to Monmouth University
Tuesday, 02 September 2014
WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ - Filmmaker Rachel Lears brings her documentary The Hand That Feeds; a documentary about a group of New York City immigrant... Read More...
IMAGE RBR Buc Backer Foundation Presents “A Day at the Races” on Sept 21
Tuesday, 02 September 2014
PHOTO: Pictured in the winner’s circle at Monmouth Park are members of the RBR Buc Bucker Foundation with the winner of last year’s 50/50... Read More...
IMAGE Pushcart Players Announces Artistic Director
Tuesday, 02 September 2014
PHOTO: Paul Whelihan is named artistic director of Pushcart Players Pushcart Players, New Jersey’s award-winning theatre for young... Read More...
AH Mayor's Ball September 26
Tuesday, 02 September 2014
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - Mayor Frederick Rast and the Atlantic Highlands Community Events Committee are excitedly preparing for the Seventh Annual... Read More...

Columns

IMAGE Review - Frank
by David Prown
Monday, 01 September 2014
So as I nestled into my seat in The Showroom movie theatre, I was thinking about how lucky I am to live in an area with both the Red Bank independent... Read More...
IMAGE Slapping Myself Silly!
by Anne Mikolay
Sunday, 31 August 2014
Summer is winding down. I can't say I'm sorry to see it go. It hasn't been a very good season for me. I didn't visit half the places I intended to,... Read More...
IMAGE Skewed View - August 30, 2014
by Tom Brennan
Saturday, 30 August 2014
Want to watch your friends eye roll with useless facts you know?  "Like" Fact Jack on Facebook: http://bit.ly/FactJackFb I want a bathroom made... Read More...
IMAGE People with Autism Especially Vulnerable
by Daniel J. Vance
Friday, 29 August 2014
Perhaps like you, recently I read of an incident in Okeechobee, Florida, in which an 18-year-old man was recorded on video beating, choking, kicking,... Read More...
IMAGE Aging Rockers
by Woody Zimmerman
Friday, 29 August 2014
A curious phenomenon of our time is the aging rocker. This is not an old piece of furniture but a person frozen in a musical time-warp. Often it is a... Read More...

Upcoming Events

Tue Sep 02 @ 8:00PM -
Middletown Township Committee Workshop
Thu Sep 04 @ 4:00PM -
Special Preschool Storytime - AH Library
Mon Sep 08 @10:00AM -
Monday Mix - AH
Mon Sep 08 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
PFLAG Meets
Thu Sep 11 @ 3:15PM -
iBuild LEGO® Storytime League - AH Library

esu_queens_speech_1PHOTO: The English Speaking Union welcomed Evelyn Giovene to its Christmas party and enjoyed her dramatic presentation of Princess Elizabeth’s first radio address. Left to right: Event Chairman Robin Blair, Miss Giovene and  ESU Scholar Theresa Ciccone.

RUMSON, NJ - The members and guests were dressed in their Holiday best as they mixed and mingled at the Monmouth County Branch of the English-Speaking Union’s Traditional English Christmas Dinner held at the Rumson Country Club on December 15th . The roast beef and Yorkshire pudding were followed by a most wonderful sticky-toffee cake specially made by the Chef from an English recipe discovered by Robin Blair, Chairman of the event.  The silent auction item was an elegant white phalaenopsis orchid beautifully bedecked for the holidays from Foggia’s Florist in Oceanport.

The evening’s entertainment was a reading by Evelyn Giovene of the first radio broadcast done by Queen Elizabeth on October 13, 1940 many years before she became Queen.  At the time, she was fourteen years old, and the Second World War was raging in Europe.  Thousands of English children had been evacuated from London and other cities to rural areas in England and to all of the countries of the Commonwealth. Princess Elizabeth, with her sister Princess Margaret beside her, delivered a message of sympathy and encouragement to all of those displaced children. Miss Giovene, a finalist in the ESU’s Shakespeare Competition last year and now a student at Princeton University, brought the speech to life.   ESU Past President Shirley Adler was one of those London children evacuated in 1940.   It was a poignant moment as Shirley described her experiences after Miss Giovene completed Princess Elizabeth’s speech. All of this was followed by Christmas Carols led by the ESU’s most recent Scholar, Theresa Ciccone. Mrs. Ciccone is an English teacher at Monmouth Regional High School and an adjunct at Kean University. As the ESU’s teacher scholar, she studied contemporary literature and creative writing as part of the Scottish Universities’ International Summer School at the University of Edinburgh.

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PHOTO: ESU President Richard Biernacki and Chairman Robin Blair stand with the holiday bedecked orchid, which was the evening’s silent auction item.

Coming up for the Monmouth County Branch of the English Speaking Union will be the ESU’s Shakespeare Competition for high school students held at the theatre at Brookdale Community College on Saturday, March 2 and the annual Scholar’s Tea, which will be held at Bingham Hall in Rumson on Sunday, April 7th.  New faces are always welcome. For more information on the Monmouth County Branch of the English-Speaking Union, contact ESU President Richard Biernacki, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   732-787-2217