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FAIR HAVEN, NJ - Plans are currently underway for "Paddle the Navesink Day", a community-wide celebration of the Navesink River and all the recreational opportunities it provides to enthusiasts young and old. On September 18, 2010, from 11:00am to 3:00pm, local boating organizations along Red Bank's Navesink River will offer visitors the chance to experience kayaking, canoeing, sailing and rowing. Participants will have the opportunity to tour or play Tennis on Red Bank's famous and historic Clay Courts. Environmental groups will be on hand to discuss river ecology and to provide hands on activities for children to experience the river, such as seining, fish printing and touch pools. Local businesses along Front St. in Red Bank will offer menu samplings and event-related discounts.
"Paddle the Navesink Day" will commence at Maple Cove, which is located at the northern foot of Maple Ave. in Red Bank. The Jersey Paddler of Brick, the largest distributor of kayaks and canoes in the state, will have on hand fifteen types of kayaks to demo, along with different types of paddles and life vests. Those interested can take a short guided tour up the Navesink River or just paddle around in Maple Cove. Lauren Bonilla, a certified kayak instructor, will be on site to provide free lessons in basic kayaking.
Navesink River Rowing, adjacent to Maple Cove, will host a learn-to-row session and will provide information on the programs it offers for adults and for youth (at least fourteen years old). The Navesink Maritime Heritage Associationand its River Rangers program, an area summer youth program, will showcase their wooden canoes made by local children, and will allow children ten and up to paddle these boats on the river. Hands-on activities for children include Clean Ocean Action hosting fish printing and Jeff Dement, of the American Littoral Society, will host river seining and a river life touch pool.
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Stephanie Hawley participates in Walt Disney World’s Disney College Program
Orlando, Fl- Henry Hudson Regional School Alumni Stephanie Hawley is participating in Walt Disney World Resort’s Disney College Program, a program which gives college students an opportunity to participate in a semester long internship at Walt Disney World where they are placed in a “Role” (or job) in a Park or a Resort while living in Orlando and in this case, receiving credits from their college/university for the opportunity. Stephanie states, “I was fortunate enough to receive credits for this opportunity, not many students on the program do. While down in Disney, I will also take a collegiate course through Disney that applies to my major and will also be receiving credits for that from my university.”
To receive credit from her university, Hawley had to take a 3 credit class where her university, High Point University in High Point, North Carolina, prepared her for this opportunity. She had to complete a 60 hour mini-internship as well as create a resume and fill out a 9 page Internship Application complete with 13 objectives such as “I will study the manner in which the Disney College Program uses Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to meet employees basic needs and help them achieve higher needs levels through speaking with managers and full time employees” that she will complete while down at Disney.
Stephanie will be completing her program at the Walt Disney World in the Magic Kingdom Park at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café. Stop by between August 17, 2010 and January 4, 2010 to say “Howdy”!
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ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - Guinness World Records has recognized a Monmouth County pet as the oldest living rabbit. "Do", who is now a 14-years 7-month old Jersey Wooly, is owned by Jenna Antol of Atlantic Highlands.
The process that Guinness requires was quite extensive. The documentation had to include verification of birth, age progression photos, family and friend affidavits and medical records from "Do's" veterinarians, Dr. Jennifer DeMeo and Dr. Amy Lesniak of Atlantic Highlands Animal Hospital. After submitting the application and all supporting documentation for this title back in June, Guinness has now recognized "Do" and he recently received his certificate.
The average life span for a rabbit can range from 6-8 years. Even though "Do" is blind and partially deaf, he continues to enjoy his life eating timothy and hopping about in his enclosure. He is a great little bunny, weighing in at 3 Ibs., and is living out his golden years in style.
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MIDDLETOWN, NJ - The Township has set new deadlines for tax collections.
As of November 1, 2010, the grace period in which taxes are due has been changed from the last business day of the month to the 10th day of the month.
- NOVEMBER 10, 2010
- FEBRUARY 10, 2011
- MAY 10, 2011
- Category: Arts & Culture
Lincroft, NJ –The Brookdale Community College Sandy Hook Field Station will host a display of watercolor and acrylic paintings at the Environmental Field Station, Building 53 on Fort Hancock near the historic Lighthouse. The Meet-the-Artists Opening Reception, open to the community, will be held Thursday, August 19 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The works featuring Sandy Hook subjects will be on exhibit through August 27. The reception and exhibit are free.
Watercolor instructor David Dziemian’s class introduced students to the techniques and processes of watercolor: the washes, texture applications, brush manipulations and stretched paper.
Amy Paris taught the Acrylic Painting class designed for more experienced students. Utilizing weekly critique sessions, the students evaluated their work with experimental techniques with media, size format and construction in context with problems in form and subject approach.
Twenty eight students were enrolled in the classes with six students taking both the Watercolor and Acrylic offerings.
“If you’ve not been out to this area of Sandy Hook, take this opportunity to enjoy the relaxing drive out through Monmouth County’s beautiful bay and oceanfront scenery. View our artists’ inspired works and enjoy light refreshments with us,” said Bob Macaluso, Brookdale’s Sandy Hook Field Station Manager.
For free access to the event, inform the attendant at the Sandy Hook entrance toll booth to the park that your destination is the Brookdale Community College Art Show. The Brookdale Field Station is located 300 feet west of the Sandy Hook Lighthouse.
For further information regarding the exhibit, contact Bob Macaluso, at 732-857-5305.