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Commemorative Flag Display, Art Exhibit also planned
MIDDLETOWN, NJ – In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of September 11th, Middletown Township is planning a trio of tributes to honor those who lost their lives in the World Trade Center tragedy.
“Thanks to the support from the community, Middletown will honor the 37 residents we lost during the tragedy with a memorial service, a flag display and a juried art exhibit,” said Mayor Anthony P. Fiore.
The Township will hold the memorial service on Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. at the Middletown World Trade Center Memorial Gardens. Among those who have agreed to participate are local religious and government leaders, veterans’ organizations, emergency responders, girl scouts and boy scouts. The service will include a candle lighting ceremony, said Mayor Anthony P. Fiore, who heads the September 11th Memorial Planning Committee.
General parking will be available the main train station lot and the Satellite Lot at Sears, located at the corner of Kings Highway and Route 35. A shuttle bus will transport attendees between Sears and the gardens. The service will be held rain or shine.
Prior to the memorial service a flag display will be installed to honor the 37 residents who died on September 11, 2001. Flag banners will be posted on telephone poles along Kings Highway, Church Street and Middletown-Lincroft Road.
“The flag display is sponsored by local businesses, organizations and individuals who answered the township’s call to help fund this fitting tribute,” said Mayor Fiore. “The flags will continue to be used after the 10th anniversary of the World Trade Center tragedy as a reminder that Middletown remains vigilant in its support of the War on Terror.”
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RED BANK, NJ – Red Bank RiverCenter in conjunction with the Friends of Stu Paer organization will be hosting a Car Cruise on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 from 6pm to 10pm. Parking spots will be reserved for classic cars on Broad Street (between Front Street and Peter’s Place), Monmouth Street and White Street. Rat rods, tuners, street rods, customs, race cars and hot rods and others are welcome. No registration is required.
Come to Red Bank’s beautiful downtown to admire cars from all generations while enjoying Red Bank’s great restaurants and unique shops & boutiques, many of whom will be staying open late for the evening’s event. In addition, the streets will be filled with live entertainment. The much loved car cruise night is back in Red Bank and for a great cause. Select businesses will be donating a portion of their sales to the American Liver Foundation on behalf of the late long-time Red Bank business owner Stu Paer. For more information, please visit www.onlyoneredbank.com or call (732) 842 – 4244.
Red Bank RiverCenter is a self-funded, not-for-profit alliance of businesses, property owners, and residents working toward the economic vitality of downtown Red Bank. For more information, please visit www.onlyoneredbank.com.
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HIGHLANDS, NJ - The Highlands Garden Club of Highlands, New Jersey is a non-profit organization with the objectives of encouraging interest in all phases of home gardening and to promote better horticultural practices, civic beauty and the conservation of natural resources in the community.
The club maintains several parks (Cornwall Square, Ederle Park, Huddy Park, Veteran’s Park) and planters in town. In addition, they participate in the Monmouth Museum tree decorating program, local parades, local events and Fall/Spring flower/vegetable sales.
One recent and exciting event was the redesign of a sitting bench at Cornwall Square located on Cornwall Street & Bay Avenue. It began as a solid tan sitting bench and is now a breathtaking free interpretation of Highlands.
Maureen McCrink Gribbroek is a HGC volunteer who also acts as Cornwall Square’s volunteer park chairperson. The bench project was a vision that she shared with her brother who is a talented, local artist.
Michael McCrink is a ‘muralist’ who uses the ‘trompe l’oeil’ technique which can be seen at The Shore Casino in Atlantic Highlands and on the rear wall of Jack’s Music Shop in Red Bank.
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HAZLET, NJ - “Five years have passed and the lower ninth ward is still in ruins. We saw houses where the water damage reached the ceiling fan. Others had the roof caving in from the front to the back. People still inhabit these houses because they have nowhere else to reside. We are truly blessed – Raritan student.”
In April of 2011, Raritan High School Math Teacher and Interact Advisor, Andrew LaBarbera took a team of 25 students to help New Orleans Habitat for Humanity build homes for families affected by Hurricane Katrina.
Students toured the work site to see the reality of the devastation left by Hurricane Katrina and worked long hours on four new houses to install siding, a kitchen, closets, doors, windows, moldings and much more.
In addition to helping build homes, the students toured the city to see the damage done by Katrina and developed an understanding of the historical and cultural significance of the devastation.
Another student said, “I will never forget how such different people could work side by side and create such beautiful houses. We started as a team and ended as a family.”
It is a key goal of the Interact club to provide Raritan High School students with opportunities to make a make a difference in their community, country and world.
This year, LaBarbera is hoping to take a team of students to Alaska, “Our students formed lasting friendships, developed effective leadership and teamwork skills through this program,” LaBarbera said, “there are so many places the Interact club can visit to provide the same type of relief we did in New Orleans, I’m excited about the club’s future.”
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RED BANK, N J - The Red Bank Elks Lodge will be having their 10th annual Golf Outing and Fundraiser on Monday August 22nd at the Fort Monmouth Sun Eagles Golf Club with a shotgun start at 8am. This fundraiser helps the lodge continue our community efforts and support.
Cost is $110 for members, $125 for non-members and includes greens fees, cart, continental breakfast, and dinner afterwards at the Lodge. There will be prizes and awards as well. Bring a guest to dinner for just $25.
Play is limited to the first 124 to sign up and spots are going fast. Sign up as individual or with a group.
Interested in promoting your business at the event? Hole sponsorship is available for a tax-deductable donation of $75.
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