- Category: Arts & Culture
WALL, NJ - Joan B. Myers' current show is a combination of fine art and photojournalism pertaining to the Decline of Fort Hancock at Sandy Hook. The show features interior photographs of Officer’s Row, and the Officer’s Club. Exterior photographs continue to tell the story.
Photo by Joan B. Myers
Myers says one of her favorite exterior photographs is of a sunset, which filled her with an immediate sense of warmth. However, this feeling was short-lived when heavy winds took over. “The white caps began rolling ashore, as the swirling snow blew across the parade field. What if the bay took the road from me? What if my car failed me? I began to panic, not a soul in site; at least one I could see,” says Myers.
- Category: Monmouth County
The Purr'n Pooch Foundation for Animals Invites Families and Their Pups to Celebrate a Dog Day Afternoon at the Jersey Shore's "Paws" for a Cause Day
Enjoy Free Contests, Arts & Crafts, Live Music, Fashions, Films and More
Saturday, June 25th, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Pier Village, Long Branch
Long Branch, NJ – On Saturday, June 25th, the Purr'n Pooch Foundation for Animals will host the free family and dog friendly "Paws" for a Cause Day at Pier Village located on One Chelsea Avenue in Long Branch, N.J. Sponsored by The City of Long Branch and Pier Village, "Paws" for a Cause Day celebrates man's best friend by including fido in various activities over the course of the daylong event. Guests can also raise a paw for animals by making donations to support the mission of the non-profit Purr'n Pooch Foundation for Animals. Special guest Emcees and Presenters include local pet expert Dick Palazzo of the Purr'n Pooch Pet Resorts, Dr. Brian T. Voynick from News 12 NJ's "The Pet Stop" and radio pet personality and expert Greg Kleva from "It's A Dog's Life" on Martha Stewart Living Radio Sirius XM 110.
Throughout the day, dogs will strike yoga poses, play games with the trainers and pet care technicians from the Purr'n Pooch Pet Resorts and lap up canine treats from Jodes Happy Tail and Paws & Pose Pet Boutique. The entire family will also enjoy meeting the Monmouth County SPCA's lovable and adoptable "Village Pups", learning about green tips for pet owners as presented by The Long Branch Environmental Commission and staying cool and creative with arts and crafts and face painting.
- Category: News
MIDDLETOWN, NJ - The Middletown Police Department Traffic Safety Bureau will offer Children Safety Seat Checkpoints this Summer beginning Friday, July 1 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Police Headquarters, 1 Kings Highway. Police officers trained as child passenger safety technicians will be available to assist motorists with proper child safety seat installation as well as proper positioning and harnessing of a child. Free and open to the public. No appointment necessary. In the event of severe weather, rain dates will be announced. The program is funded through a grant from the state Division of Highway Traffic Safety. Call 732-615-2045 for more information. Additional checkpoints will be held on:
- ·Friday, July 15 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.,
- ·Saturday, July 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
- ·Wednesday, August 17 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- ·Saturday, August 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
- ·Friday, September 2 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 16 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Category: News
Hazlet, NJ – At 10pm on June 4, 2011, if you had passed the Raritan High School football field, you would have seen one word illuminated, “HOPE.”
On June 4th through 5th, Raritan High School hosted the American Cancer Society, “Relay for Life.” Relay For Life is a two-day event where participants set goals and raise money for cancer research, celebrate those who are struggling with cancer and remember those who have lost their battle with the disease.
Event Chair, Andrew LaBarbera said, “For my first time organizing a Relay for Life event I couldn’t be more proud of the goals we’ve met,” he said, “Coming into this event we had a goal to raise $40,000, but we had over 63 teams, 1,000 participants and it’s been projected that we’ve raised over $60,000.00!”
The two-day relay included a Survivor Luncheon, Celebration Ceremony and Luminaria Ceremony. The luncheon featured Carol Rech, a stage 3c breast cancer survivor from Middletown, New Jersey and Hazlet’s own Patti Dickens, a breast cancer survivor. Dickens is the founder of R.A.I.N.E. (Reaching All In Need Everyday), who had 9 teams participate and she kicked off the “Survivor Celebration Lap.”
The Luminara Ceremony, co-coordinated by Marianne Ruane, featured live music by Hazlet resident Mat Kiley and Middletown resident Maggie Ruane. Father Dave of St. Mary’s Church provided words of hope and Joan Antonino read the poem “One Little Candle,” as candles were lit in remembrance and honor of family and friends of participants of the relay. “It was very touching to see all of the lights lit and at the same time experience the love radiating from the participants of the ceremony,” said Marianne Ruane, “LaBarbera provided us with the tools for an incredibly heartfelt ceremony and we couldn’t have asked for a more dedicated and compassionate event chair – he made this night possible.”
Of the event, Bradley Bennett a representative from the American Cancer Society was quoted as saying, “There is no doubt in my mind that none of it would have been possible without the tremendous efforts put in by the event chair, Andrew LaBarbera. He got our committee motivated, our volunteers organized and had a grand vision for not just what this Relay would be for 2011 but what it can be for next year and for years to come.”
For more information about Relay for Life, visit http://www.relayforlife.org/relay
- Category: News
Pink Bank, Pink Beach, and Pink Haven joined forces to raise awareness of the importance of annual mammography
RED BANK, NJ - When thousands of people join forces for a common cause, a few heads will turn with curiosity. This year’s fifth annual Paint the Town Pink, hosted by Riverview Medical Center was no exception; seven days and 14 community events attracted more support than ever before. This year Fair Haven joined the cause, making the event the most represented in the campaign’s history. The three boroughs transformed into a Pink oasis of hope.
It all started at Riverview Medical Center, which held the largest event of the week, “Paint Everything Pink Community Day,” a true family event. Held in the parking lot of the hospital, over 3000 members of the community - young and old - came out to support the event, which included five Pink zones of family fun including: Kid’s Fun & Games, Pamper Me, Rockin’ Country Thunder, Tom’s Lincoln Experience, and Real Men Wear Pink. The event’s participation nearly doubled from last year, and community members enjoyed an afternoon full of Pink family fun!