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IMAGE Kongo Across the Waters is First North American Exhibition to Deeply Explore the Legacy of Kongo
Friday, 29 August 2014
PHOTO: Lower Kongo Staff Kongo masterpieces never before seen in the US will be on view at Princeton University Art Museum Oct. 25, 2014, through... Read More...
IMAGE Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore Wants You to Join the Fun
Friday, 29 August 2014
MONMOUTH/OCEAN COUNTY - Summer is coming to an end, but for Girl Scouts, it marks the beginning of a new year full of wonder, knowledge and... Read More...
IMAGE Calendar Project Artwork by Middletown Students at MAC
Friday, 29 August 2014
PHOTO: Calendar winner JJ Bifulco with mural  Middletown, N.J. – In honor of the 350th Anniversary of Middletown, students from... Read More...
IMAGE Phoenix Productions Announce Auditions for Spamalot
Friday, 29 August 2014
RED BANK, NJ - Phoenix Productions, the Red Bank-based community theatre organization, has announced that it will hold open auditions for its... Read More...
IMAGE 2014 Harvest Home Festival Set for Sept. 28
Thursday, 28 August 2014
PHOTO: Experience old-fashioned fun as it was a century ago at Harvest Home Festival on Sunday, September 28 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Historic... Read More...

Columns

IMAGE Review - When the Game Stands Tall
by David Prown
Friday, 29 August 2014
I've shared before that my favorite non-fiction sports "Rudy, Hoosiers, and Brian's Song" grabbed me for 2 primary reasons.  First, the... Read More...
IMAGE College Consultants Can Help Coax Students into the More Selective Schools
by wjoreilly
Thursday, 28 August 2014
Some high school students are unstoppable in their quest to get into the most selective of colleges--the Harvards, Yales and Princetons.They don't... Read More...
IMAGE Review - Boyhood
by David Prown
Wednesday, 27 August 2014
I have a sense I saw previews about the film “Boyhood” quite a while ago and looked quite engaging.  But where the heck in this world am I... Read More...
IMAGE Sinsations or Sonsations
by George Hancock-Stefan
Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Driving on Route 36, towards the Parkway, on the right side of the road, one sees the advertisement for a new club called Sinsations. One has to... Read More...
IMAGE Weird Looking Night Heron Offspring
by Joe Reynolds
Monday, 25 August 2014
Just before dusk, a stout, short-necked, and smoky colored bird glided past me and into the tidal wetlands near Raritan Bay. “What do we have... 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

SANDY HOOK, NJ - The Gateway National Recreation Area Fort Hancock 21St Century Advisory Committee will hold its first meeting January 23-24, 2013 at the Ocean Place Resort and Spa in Long Branch, N.].(not at Monmouth University, as was stated in the Federal Register). The Committee was established to provide recommendations for the reuse of38 historic buildings in the Fort Hancock Historic Landmark District within Gateway's Sandy Hook Unit.

"Fort Hancock is a treasure waiting to be recast for a new future," said Superintendent Linda Canzanelli. "Unfortunately, tax dollars will never be enough to restore and maintain these buildings, nor is that the best answer for these historic structures. Some of these buildings have survived for over a century including, most recently, withstanding Hurricane Sandy. They are too important and too valuable for the community to lose."

The Committee's 20 members represent a wide array of local and national leaders in government, business, recreation and real estate as well as experts in natural, scientific and education resources. Members were appointed by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar last September under the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA). FACA committees provide advice to the Executive Branch of government, which includes the National Park Service. Members of the committee will meet four to six times a year over a two or three year term and serve without compensation. The Committee will strive to operate by consensus. For more information about FACA, see "FACA 101" on the General Services Administration website.

Relevant documents, background material, meeting minutes, and other useful information used by the Committee will be shared with the public at http://forthancock21stcentury.org. This website currently includes the signed charter of the Committee, an agenda for the meeting, links to documents and several photos of buildings at Fort Hancock.

The two-day meeting will be open to the public except for a Wednesday morning visit to Sandy Hook, which remains closed to the public after Hurricane Sandy. The agenda includes time to receive public comments (at 4 P.M. Wednesday and 2 P.M. Thursday). Those who wish to make public comments to the Committee may sign up the same day and may speak for up to five minutes. Written comments may be submitted to the Committee as well.

About Gateway National Recreation Area

Established in 1972, Gateway National Recreation Area offers more than 26,000 acres of marshes, wildlife sanctuaries and recreational athletic facilities, miles of sandy beaches; indoor and outdoor classrooms; picnicking and camping areas, as well as historic structures and military installations, airfields, a lighthouse, and adjacent waters around New York harbor. The park offers urban residents in two states a wide range of recreational opportunities year round. With more than eight million visitors a year, it is one of the top five most visited national parks in the country. For information about Gateway's upcoming public programs, see the park's Web site at http://www.nps.gov/gate/index.htm