- Category: News
MIDDLETOWN, NJ - Middletown Mayor Fiore and the Office of Emergency Management have declared a mandatory evacuation as a result of impending Hurricane Irene. Areas subject to mandatory evacuation are:
All areas located between Route 36 and the Raritan/Sandy Hook Bay from the Keansburg border to the Atlantic Highlands Border.
The following streets South of Route 36: Texas Avenue, Briarcliff Avenue, Montana Avenue, from Illinois Avenue to Pews Creek.
Hartshorne Road in Navesink including Washington Lane, Clay Court, Tan Vat Road, Grand Tour, Indian Terrace, Wigwam Road
Mandatory evacuation is effective immediately. All residents must be out of these areas by noon pm on Saturday, August 27. No one will be permitted to return to these areas until they are deemed safe by local authorities.
For all other areas of Middletown, it is strongly recommended that you consider relocating to a safer location.
Shelters are currently open at Holmdel High School and Wall Township High School. A temporary shelter will open at noon on Saturday at the Croydon Hall Senior Center, 900 Leonardville.
- Category: News
RED BANK, NJ - The Red Bank Elks Lodge #233 is having a fundraising event on Sunday August 28th, to support our country’s veterans. The lodge is having a Motorcycle Poker run, where riders start at the lodge and travel to other Elks lodges in the area (Long Branch, Jamesburg, and Old Bridge) garnering a card for their poker hand. Upon getting back to the Red Bank Lodge, the hands are scored and prizes given out at the post-run party, featuring live music by the Steel Rail Blues band.
This 3rd annual memorial run honors James “Jimbo” Campbell, the lodge’s past Veterans Committee chairman, who was instrumental in the lodge’s relationship with the Marines 6th Motor Transport Battalion in Red Bank.
Registration on event day runs from 9-11am at the Red Bank Lodge, 40 West Front Street. Cost is $20 single riders, $10 for passenger, and extra $5 for a passenger’s poker hand. Cost also includes food, soda and beer at the after party.
- Category: News
HIGHLANDS, NJ - On August 20, 2011, Highlands Republican Candidates Robert Keaveny, Kevin Connelly, and Melissa Cerciello, were present at the Sandwitch Shop located on Waterwitch Ave. in Highlands to literally “serve” customers coming in for breakfast. The 3 republican Candidates, for 2 hours from 9-11 A.M. acted as servers for Sandwitch Shop customers taking orders, serving breakfast, and busing tables. This campaign event was the brainchild of Linda Mikhail and other members of the Highlands Republican Campaign team. “We thought this would be a fun way for our candidates to meet and greet members of the community. We were looking for a new way for people to get to know our candidates”, Mikhail Commented.
The three candidates not only served members of the public but answered questions and received much useful feedback regarding concerns of the community. “We might have gotten a couple of the orders wrong”, said candidate Robert Keaveny, “But by doing events like this we hope to get things right when we are elected in November. Only by listening to members of the community can this be accomplished”. The Candidates will once again be on hand to “serve” the public again at the Sandwitch shop on 10/22/11.
- Category: Arts & Culture
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (August 15, 2011) - Monmouth University will host a solo exhibit of photographer Eric Sambol, August 15 through September 30, in Pollak Gallery. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 am to 7 pm. Call 732-263-5759 for weekend hours. The exhibit is co-sponsored by the Urban Coast Institute.
“The mere experience of photographing wildlife transports me to another world…it is an added bonus when I capture the essence and magnificence of another being I get to share the planet with…” states Eric Sambol.
Sambol uses the medium of photography to reawaken his childhood passion for nature. The exhibition showcases the remarkable wildlife he has had the pleasure to interact with and creatures both large and small are captured on film to show their beauty and character. The animals become works of art in the close-up portraits and candid shots.
All proceeds from the sales of the exhibition will be donated to the scholarship fund of Monmouth University and Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey. Sambol resides in Brick, NJ and is a trustee of Conserve Wildlife Foundation.
- Category: News
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - The 8th Annual Mark Spatola Blood Drive will be held on August 16, 2011 from 3 to 8 p.m. At the St. Agnes Parish Center , 55 South Avenue Atlantic Highlands NJ. This year the blood drive will benefit Jack Decker, Highlands resident who was seriously injured while at work in Monmouth Beach on July 8 when he was run over by a car. He has been in the Jersey Shore Medical Center Trauma Center in a drug induced coma since with extensive injuries.
Please come and lend a hand, or an arm to help jack who has always been there for all his friends.
Location : St. Agnes Parish Center , 55 South Avenue Atlantic Highlands NJ