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IMAGE Deputy Chief Craig Weber Selected as New Police Chief
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
PHOTO: Middletown Police Chief R. Craig Weber MIDDLETOWN, NJ - Deputy Chief R. Craig Weber, a life-long township resident, has been unanimously... Read More...
IMAGE Middletown Promotes One Officer and Hires Another
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
PHOTO: Sergeant Kevin Gardiner takes his oath of office surrounded by family. MIDDLETOWN- The Middletown Township Police Department has promoted one... Read More...
Arts Collaborative to Offer Hands-On Art Demo in Coordination with Monmouth Museum Exhibit
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
ASBURY PARK, NJ –Supported by leading art material brands Liquitex, Winsor & Newton and Conté à Paris, The Collective Art Tank, a progressive... Read More...
IMAGE Red Bank Police Report - August 19, 2014
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
Red Bank, NJ - The following police report is provided by the Red Bank Police Department.  All subjects are presumed innocent; unless, and... Read More...
IMAGE Long Branch Native Serves Aboard USS Gerald R. Ford
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
Petty Officer First Class Joseph Errigo is a boatswain’s mate aboard Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford. NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A Long Branch,... Read More...

Columns

IMAGE Skewed View - August 16, 2014
by Tom Brennan
Saturday, 16 August 2014
Man calls 911 because a drug dealer is at the corner.  Wait, no, that's a street sign: http://bit.ly/1kBfhVf Why did the chicken cross the road?... Read More...
IMAGE Faith Plays Big Role with Mom
by Daniel J. Vance
Friday, 15 August 2014
Every now and then, a person featured here attributes faith as pivotal in their being able to cope with disability—one in themselves or family... Read More...
IMAGE Sending the Last Child to College
by George Hancock-Stefan
Friday, 15 August 2014
This week, our last (fourth) daughter will leave us for college.  Three have already graduated from college and the last one is quasi-ready to... Read More...
IMAGE Bottom of the Barrel – The Mother of all Smokescreens
by Woody Zimmerman
Wednesday, 13 August 2014
More than any president in living memory – and probably more than most presidents in non-living memory – Barack Hussein Obama has repeatedly... Read More...
IMAGE Baby Burrfish Swims in New York Harbor
by Joe Reynolds
Wednesday, 13 August 2014
The waters of New York Harbor are full of surprises. Nature has a way of taking us by surprise, especially near a concrete jungle. Earlier in the... Read More...

Upcoming Events

Thu Aug 21 @ 7:00PM -
The Dead Beat Poet Society
Thu Aug 21 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Free Summer Concert - Manalapan
Sat Aug 23 @12:30PM - 03:30PM
Jersey Shore Rose Society Meets
Thu Aug 28 @ 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Middletown Mayor Open Office Hours
Tue Sep 02 @ 8:00PM -
Middletown Township Committee Workshop

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