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IMAGE Enjoy a Relaxing August in Monmouth County
Saturday, 19 July 2014
PHOTO: Keyport Spanish American Festival is August 9 at Beach Park. (facebook image) The best of summer is on its way FREEHOLD, NJ – Warm... Read More...
Help Your Community Exercise Their Right to Vote
Saturday, 19 July 2014
Become a Monmouth County election poll worker FREEHOLD, NJ – The Monmouth County Board of Elections is seeking poll workers for upcoming elections.... Read More...
National Park Tourism in New Jersey Creates $159.5 Million in Economic Benefit
Saturday, 19 July 2014
New report shows visitor spending supports 2,328 jobs in New Jersey PHILADELPHIA, PA – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that... Read More...
IMAGE COA: Obama Administration’s Final Decision Declares Open Season on the Atlantic by Big Oil
Saturday, 19 July 2014
Coalition Responds to Administration’s Hypocritical Ocean Policy--- Adds Insult to Injury off Jersey Shore SANDY HOOK, NJ - Today, the Bureau of... Read More...
AAA Mid-Atlantic: Pump Prices in a Mid-Summer Slide
Saturday, 19 July 2014
The Week As predicted by AAA, the retail price at the pump continued to tick lower following the Independence Day holiday due primarily to lower... Read More...

Columns

IMAGE Review - Tammy
by David Prown
Sunday, 20 July 2014
It's amazing to me how lame the movie selection was this week. I'm not even sure if there was anything new out...amazing. Have you noticed how I'm... Read More...
IMAGE The Importance of the Small Things, such as Commas
by George Hancock-Stefan
Sunday, 20 July 2014
I came back from a two week trip through Romania and Turkey.  It was a great trip visiting old and new churches and monasteries, and meeting in... Read More...
IMAGE Traumatic Brain Injury Was Devastating
by Daniel J. Vance
Saturday, 19 July 2014
Four days after getting his driver's license at age 16 in 1975, Todd Bode was coaxed into joining his big brother on a road trip. The hook was that... Read More...
IMAGE Skewed View - July 18, 2014
by Tom Brennan
Friday, 18 July 2014
Edward Snowden says Dropbox is "hostile to privacy". That and Condoleezza Rice has been on their board since April: http://bit.ly/1rmen1c Why... Read More...
IMAGE How Many Divisions does the Court Have?
by Woody Zimmerman
Friday, 18 July 2014
“How many divisions does the Pope have?” This was Josef Stalin’s famous rhetorical question to an advisor concerned about the Pope’s... Read More...

Upcoming Events

Tue Jul 22 @ 8:00AM -
Golf Outing - Marlboro
Tue Jul 22 @ 3:00PM - 04:30PM
Free Summer Mini-Camp
Wed Jul 23 @ 9:30AM - 10:50AM
Story Time
Wed Jul 23 @ 3:00PM - 04:30PM
Free Summer Mini-Camp
Thu Jul 24 @ 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Middletown Mayor Open Office Hours

keansurg_amusement_coming_backWill open as scheduled on March 24th for the 2013 season.

KEANSBURG, NJ - As the state’s oldest amusement park, dating back to 1905, Keansburg Amusement Park is New Jersey. It symbolizes the rich history of New Jersey, and why millions flock to its shore each summer. And now it is a symbol of New Jersey’s resilience and determination. Keansburg Amusement Park is the definition of “Jersey Strong.”

The Park suffered severe and extensive damage from Hurricane Sandy. Located on the waterfront, the park completely flooded after a flood wall berm broke early in the storm. The extent of the damage was unthinkable; many thought rebuilding was not possible. Game stands were ripped apart like tin foil. The Wildcat, their famous roller coaster, was buried under five feet of sand. Arcade games and kiddie rides dating from the 1930s were carried over a half mile away.


But for the Gehlhaus Family – the same family that built the park back in 1905 – rebuilding was never a question. They know how important the amusement park is to the millions of families and kids of all ages that have visited over the last 108 years. And they have rebuilt in the wake of hurricane devastation before – three times! Hurricanes in 1944, 1953, and Hurricane Donna in 1960 reduced the boardwalk to toothpicks, but they rebuilt each time. The Gehlhaus Family knows challenge must be faced with determination.

Hurricane Sandy left over 70 percent of Keansburg – a blue-collar town on the Raritan Bay – under water. Several of their tireless employees lost their homes and still showed up to work the very next day and every day since. They showed up because of their pride in Keansburg Amusement Park. They are truly an inspiration to us all.

The outpouring of support from volunteers has been incredible. Jersey Cares, Bank of America, and the New Jersey chapter of American Coaster Enthusiasts are just a few of the groups that are helping Keansburg Amusement Park rebuild. They’ve even had volunteers from as far as the Shenandoah Valley! They are so grateful for the time and hard work of all their volunteers and those supporting this massive rebuilding effort.

Please be sure to check out the amusement park's amazing progress on their Facebook page, “Keansburg Amusement Park and Runaway Rapids Waterpark” and be sure to visit them this summer! And as always, check our their website for the latest deals and coupons: www.keansburgamusementpark.com