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Middletown Firefighters Recognized for Rescue Efforts
Thursday, 18 December 2014
MIDDLETOWN, NJ - At the monthly Township Committee meeting held on December 15, 2014 a number of Middletown Township volunteer firefighters were recognized for their recent heroic rescue of a victim from a burning house. The Township Committee,... Read More...
Pennacchio, Bucco Push Resolution to Bring Back Cop-Killer Chesimard from Cuba
Thursday, 18 December 2014
TRENTON, NJ - Morris County Senators Joe Pennacchio and Anthony Bucco introduced today a resolution urging the return of Joanne Chesimard from Cuba. Chesimard was convicted of murdering New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster during a 1973 traffic... Read More...
Planning Board Honors Maritime Resiliency Project
Thursday, 18 December 2014
Bestows 2014 merit award on Bradley Beach project FREEHOLD, NJ – The Monmouth County Planning Board presented the Bradley Beach Maritime Forest Creation and LakeStabilization project with their 2014 Planning Merit Award at their Dec. 15 meeting. ... Read More...
Middletown Volunteers and Staff Get Accolades
Thursday, 18 December 2014
MIDDLETOWN, NJ - The Middletown Township Committee recognized several volunteers and township staff for outstanding service at their December meeting.  Six firefighters were presented with Life Saving Awards for their rescue of a man during a house... Read More...
IMAGE Blue Christmas Service at Navesink United Methodist Church
Thursday, 18 December 2014
Blue ChristmasSunday December 21st, 20147:00pm Navesink United Methodist ChurchNavesink Avenue, (Navesink section) Middletown, NJ NAVESINK, NJ - Many persons feel very alone in the midst of all the celebration time.  The days grow shorter and... Read More...

Columns

IMAGE Our Forefathers Knew Better
by George Hancock-Stefan
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
When one does a comparison between the 17th and 20th centuries in regards to the goodness of humanity, one comes with two different views.  The... Read More...
IMAGE Review - Top Five
by David Prown
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
The other day I was scanning moviefone.com to get a sense of new releases for this weekend. Never heard of Chris Rock's "Top Five" and tried to get a... Read More...
IMAGE Skewed View - December 16, 2014
by Tom Brennan
Tuesday, 16 December 2014
Got 60 grand?  Well, you can use it to pay down your debt or buy Burt Reynold's Smokey & The Bandit TransAm: http://usat.ly/1G9j9n6 Parenting... Read More...
IMAGE Stupid Christmas Gifts
by Anne Mikolay
Monday, 15 December 2014
Yes, I know. Tis the thought that counts...blah, blah, blah. But let's be honest. Shall we? Whether it's a collectible you don't collect, or a... Read More...
IMAGE The Normal Culture, and Why Liberals Abandoned It
by Woody Zimmerman
Monday, 15 December 2014
When I was a boy, most people lived in a way we considered a “normal” – although we didn’t really call it that. The country simply accepted... Read More...

Upcoming Events

Thu Dec 18 @ 3:15PM - 03:45PM
School Age Programs Grades K and up
Thu Dec 18 @ 4:00PM - 04:30PM
Preschool Story Time Ages 3 – 5
Thu Dec 18 @ 7:00PM -
Wordsworth and Cake
Sat Dec 20 @ 2:00PM - 04:00PM
Brothers in Harmony Holiday Show
Sat Dec 20 @ 2:30PM -
Band of the Two Rivers Holiday Concert

FREEHOLD, NJ – The Monmouth County has announced its spring 2013 Backyard Composting schedule for Monmouth County residents.

After an informative 45-minute presentation you will know the how-to’s of reducing your yard and household waste and improving your soil. The advance registration sessions are as follows:

  • Sunday, April 14 at 10 a.m. – Deep Cut Gardens, 352 Red Hill Rd., Middletown
  • Saturday, April 20 at 10 a.m. – Ocean Township Library, 701 Deal Rd., Ocean

There is no charge to attend the workshops, but space is limited and advance registration is required. Register by calling 732-683-8686, ext. 6721 or by downloading the registration form from the recycling section of the County Reclamation Center’s webpages at www.visitmonmouth.com.

“Many residents want to do their part in preserving the environment, yet they struggle with how to reduce household waste,” said Monmouth County Freeholder Serena DiMaso. “The Backyard Composting program is helpful for those residents who are seeking guidance and provides not only direction, but also the opportunity to purchase a bin for composting that will be picked up at their property once it is full.”

Participants may also purchase an Earth Machine backyard composting bin at the session for $35. Payment must be by a check made payable to Monmouth County Grant Fund.  

If you already compost and would like to purchase an Earth Machine backyard compost bin, you may do so for $35 at one of the five towns that have partnered with the county to expand composting opportunities for residents.

  • Hazlet DPW – White Bldg., 39 Leocadia Ct., 732-787-3573, ext. 21
  • Spring Lake Heights DPW, 555 Atlantic Ave., 732-449-6983
  • Ocean Township, 240 Whalepond Rd., 732-531-5000, ext. 3364
  • Upper Freehold Municipal Building, 314 Rt. 539, 609-758-7715
  • Freehold Township DPWJackson Mills Road, 732-294-2161

  • You should call first for availability and hours for pickup. Payment must be by a $35 check made payable to the “Monmouth County Grant Fund.”