- Category: News
Atlantic Highlands, NJ – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cancer is the leading cause of death by disease among children, between infancy and age 15, in the United States. Each child has a one in 320 chance of being diagnosed with cancer before their 21st birthday. Despite these grim statistics, less than 3 percent of federal cancer research funding goes to pediatric cancer.
This September, which is recognized nationally as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the Borough of Atlantic Highlands, Make Some Noise: Cure Kids Cancer Foundation and the Monmouth Medical Center Foundation are raising awareness of childhood cancer and the need for critical research funding through the Go Gold for Pediatric Cancer Campaign.
During September, business districts and schools throughout Atlantic Highlands, Little Silver, Sea Bright, Ocean Township, Oakhurst, Long Branch and numerous other Monmouth County communities, as well as the Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, will display gold flags in support of the campaign. Additionally, local businesses and restaurants will be offering “Go Gold” specials in support of the campaign. On First Avenue in Atlantic Highlands, the Town and Surf Diner is donating the price of all appetizers ordered during September to the Make Some Noise Foundation. Plush Salon will be offering new customers $20 haircuts on September 30th and donating all the proceeds as well. Donation jars are on display and Go Gold bracelets are for sale at the diner as well as at Seabreeze Cleaners, IM=X Pilates and Laura’s Pancake House (Highlands). The Borough’s public and private schools are also Going Gold. Some of the schools’ activities are decorating the classroom doors in gold with prizes for the best decorations; a Poster Contest with the winning posters being displayed in the windows of Atlantic Highlands businesses; the sports’ teams wearing gold laces in the shoes; a bake sale; and the incorporation of the Go Gold theme into the lesson plans and class activities. The Atlantic Highlands LEOs will be closing out the month with a walk on the Henry Hudson Trail.
- Category: News
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - On August 4 and 5, 2012, the Atlantic Highlands Yacht Club, in conjunction with the Sandy Hook Bay Catamaran Club, hosted their annual Blue Water Regatta out of the Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor. The regatta consisted of two days of racing on Sandy Hook Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Fifty-nine sailboats participated. The Atlantic Highlands Yacht Club Race Committee donated a portion of the proceeds from entry fees and AHYC's Blue Water Ad book to the Atlantic Highlands First Aid Squad.
(L. to R.) Vic Simon and Greg Rayburn of the Sandy Hook Bay Catamaran Club and AHYC's John Pearson and Jack Flannery present a check for $500 to Atlantic Highlands First Aid Captain Ed Citron (center).
Photo credit to Jeff Smith
- Category: Arts & Culture
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - A special preview screening of the Sundance award-winning film "Smashed" will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, Sept. 23 at the Atlantic Cinemas 5 in Atlantic Highlands. Amanda Mae Meyncke of film.com called "Smashed" "Easily the best film I saw at Sundance." Other reviewers rave about Mary Elizabeth Winstead's honest and funny portrayal of a young, charismatic and talented teacher fighting alcohol addiction.
" A terrific performance by Mary Elizabeth Winstead as a rock-bottom alcoholic... an affecting and immersive addiction drama ..." Justin Chang, Variety "Mary Elizabeth Winstead is absolutely terrific. She simply gets it. ...Winstead was born to be a star." Chase Whale, TwitchFilm.com "A phenomenal breakthrough performance by Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Kate Hannah ... one of the best presentations of alcoholism captured on film." Ethan Anderton,Showing.net "Smashed" will be shown at the Atlantic Cinemas 5, 82 First Ave. in Atlantic Highlands at 2:00 pm, Sunday, Sept. 23. The screening will be followed by a reception at The Painted Frame, 77 Center Ave., Atlantic Highlands. Tickets are $20, available at the door, at the Painted Frame, or online via PayPal at https://filmonefest.org All proceeds will benefit FilmOneFest 2013, the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council's popular one-minute film festival.
All FilmOneFest events benefit the Atlantic HIghlands Food Pantry. Donations of non-perishable food and household items will be accepted at the theater and reception. Thank you to Tom Bernard of Sony Pictures Classics, and Fred and Mickey Rast of Atlantic Cinemas 5.
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Wreath laying, flag banner display, memorial service cablecast, CJBC blood drive
MIDDLETOWN, NJ – Members of the Middletown Township Committee will pay a silent tribute to the 37 residents who died in the World Trade Center tragedy with a wreath-laying at the Middletown WTC Memorial Gardens on Tuesday, September 11th at 8:46 a.m. The time marks the start of the terrorist attacks 11 years ago when the first plane hit the towers.
Visitors are welcome at the Middletown WTC Memorial Gardens from dawn to dusk. An American flag flown over the World Trade Center in 2011 on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks will fly at the Memorial Gardens this year. The flag was presented to Mayor Anthony P. Fiore by Governor Chris Christie.
The Memorial Gardens rest under a canopy of trees and feature a landscaped path with benches and a personalized memorial for each of the 37 residents. The gardens are located next to the Middletown Arts Center at 36 Church Street. The gardens are open to the public daily.
“It is important that Middletown and our great nation take a moment to remember the World Trade Center Tragedy and pay tribute to the friends and family we lost 11 years ago. It is critical that we seize this moment to stand tall and reaffirm that we, as proud Americans, remain vigilant in the war against terror,” said Mayor Anthony P. Fiore.
- Category: Arts & Culture
Landmark’s 150th Anniversary Celebration Continues with September 16th Show & Sale Atop the Navesink Highlands
HIGHLANDS, NJ -The Twin Lights and Navesink Highlands have been the subject of countless paintings, prints and photos over the last two centuries. In all that time, however, the beloved national historic site has never “formally” welcomed the arts community to the top of the hill. That all changes on Sunday, September 16th, with Double Exposure: The Twin Lights Through the Artist’s Eye.
The fine art and photography event will feature a group of artists who share a love of the lighthouse, and have agreed to share their work with visitors to the Twin Lights during this rain-or-shine exhibition, which runs from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Double Exposure is the third themed event in the lighthouse’s 150th Anniversary celebration; Family Day (in June) and On Hallowed Ground (in August) drew 3,500 people to the Twin Lights.
“We are using every available space to accommodate the artists,” explains Stevie Thompson, co-chair of Double Exposure. “Their work will be on display in the Museum, the auditorium, the South Tower lobby, the lens building, and we will have artists creating on-site as well. The work on display will include paintings, prints, photography, sculpture and ceramics, and almost everything will be available for purchase.”
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