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IMAGE History on the Move: Battery Lewis Restoration at Hartshorne Park
Tuesday, 03 March 2015
PHOTO: As part of the Battery Lewis restoration project at Hartshorne Woods Park, an historic gun barrel from the USS New Jersey will arrive this March, similar to the one that once stood at this site during World War II. HIGHLANDS, NJ - It’s... Read More...
Nearly a Half-Billion in USDOT Grants for NJ Sandy Recovery, Resilience
Tuesday, 03 March 2015
Menendez, Booker, Pallone, Pascrell, Sires, Payne Announce Nearly a Half-Billion in USDOT Grants for NJ Sandy Recovery, Resilience WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, as well as Congressmen Frank Pallone (N.J.-06), Bill... Read More...
IMAGE New Book: Remarkable Women of the Jersey Shore
Tuesday, 03 March 2015
Meet the author at Barnes and Noble, Commons at Holmdel, 2134 Rte 35, Holmdel on Saturday, March 14 from 12-2 p.m. History is everywhere along the New Jersey Shore, from the lighthouses that dot the coast to the Victorian grandeur of Cape May. Less... Read More...
Ocean Avenue School Celebrates Reading with Fun Staff Video
Monday, 02 March 2015
Featuring teachers and staff dancing and singing to a remake of Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" MIDDLETOWN, NJ - The staff at Ocean Avenue Elementary School created a fun, friendly video in honor of Read Across America Day to encourage students... Read More...
IMAGE Spring Forward and Change Your Batteries on Sunday
Monday, 02 March 2015
PHOTO: County Fire Marshal Henry Stryker III remind residents that the spring and fall time changes are perfect reminders to test this equipment and, if your detectors are battery operated, you should change the batteries as well. Semi-annual... Read More...

Columns

IMAGE Bay Birds Attempt to Avoid Bay Ice
by Joe Reynolds
Monday, 02 March 2015
Brrrrrrrr. No doubt this was a cold winter season. Just how cold? February officially made it into the record books as the coldest February in... Read More...
IMAGE Bullers Went from Journalist to Advocate
by Daniel J. Vance
Sunday, 01 March 2015
Last week, I featured long-time journalist and disability advocate Finn Bullers of Kansas City, Kansas. I'm now featuring him again because of the... Read More...
IMAGE Monmouth Republicans Have a Bright Future
by Jack Archibald
Sunday, 01 March 2015
If last weekend was any indication, the Monmouth County Republican Party is in very good shape. In the dead of winter, the Monmouth GOP held two... Read More...
IMAGE Poetical License and Truth
by George Hancock-Stefan
Friday, 27 February 2015
Our Monmouth County neighbor Mr. Brian Williams from NBC was suspended for telling a story about his time in Iraq that was not completely... Read More...
IMAGE Skewed View - February 27, 2015
by Tom Brennan
Friday, 27 February 2015
Are you on you phone reading this eating a free sample at Whole Foods now?Then you may run into one of these people: http://bit.ly/1aiquX5 First... Read More...

Upcoming Events

Fri Mar 06 @ 2:00PM - 07:00PM
Income Tax Help - Union Beach
Fri Mar 06 @ 7:00PM -
'Night at the Races' - AHES
Mon Mar 09 @ 7:00PM -
AH - American Legion Meeting
Wed Mar 11 @ 1:00PM -
NARFE Meets
Wed Mar 11 @ 7:00PM -
AH Council Meeting

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