- Category: Monmouth County
West Long Branch, NJ - Ira Jacobson, former owner of the Brielle Gallery, will be donating a Faberge egg to the Monmouth University Library Association on Thursday, May 6 at 11 a.m. following the Association’s regular monthly meeting at the Monmouth University Library. The egg will be displayed in a case on the second floor of the Library.
The White House 200th Anniversary Faberge Egg was a limited edition piece created by Ira Jacobson of Brielle Galleries. The egg was design by Theo Faberge and handmade by artisan Stephen Weston of Bronn America. Jacobson donated a portion of its sale to fund an nationwide educational program titled “The White House 200th Anniversary: Celebrating Freedom and Democracy.”
It was created by Brielle Galleries in 2000 for the 200th anniversary of the White House. It is the only Faberge egg ever made in the United States under the direction of the last living relative of the Faberge family, Theo Faberge. It has been in the possession of Ira Jacobson.
“The Monmouth University Library Association is honored to accept this gift and we are pleased to display it in the Monmouth University Library where its beauty and historical significance can be enjoyed by students, faculty and library visitors for many years to come,” said Cathy Bertole, president of the Monmouth University Library Association.
- Category: News
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - George H. and Alma L. Wuesthoff will be honored for their community service with a tree planting at a 10:30 a.m. ceremony on Friday, April 30 at Veterans Park, opposite Borough Hall.
Wuesthoff is the retired long-time Atlantic Highlands Elementary School superintendent and a former borough councilman. Mrs. Wuesthoff is a retired teacher and pianist and is active in the local book club, among other organizations.
Mr. Wuesthoff is also a former teacher, a member of the Atlantic Highlands Public Library Board and treasurer of All Saints Episcopal Church, Navesink. He is a past member of the Shade Tree Commission and the Atlantic Highlands Harbor Commission.
The tree will be planted as part of the Shade Tree Commission's program to honor worthy local residents.
- Category: News
MIDDLETOWN – Nearly 1,500 pounds of supplies and snacks donated by locals are on their way to Afghanistan to USMC 1st Lt Nicholas Abbate.
The Middletown Support the Troops Program was reactivated in March to collect supplies for the township native and his 80-plus infantry unit. “The immediate outpouring of support from the community was impressive,” said Mayor Gerard P. Scharfenberger. “Cases of ramen noodles, Girl Scout cookies, drink mixes, teas, toiletries and batteries were among the items donated by businesses, community groups, schools and families from Middletown and surrounding towns.”
Middletown shipped nearly three-quarters of a ton of supplies to 1st Lt Nicholas Abbate thanks to the efforts of many volunteers, community organizations, and individual donations. The Township Committee thanked the programs key supporters during the April meeting.
Two pairs of military-issue boot socks for every marine was included in the shipment thanks to the collaborative efforts of Middletown Elks 2179 and Lawrence Fuchs, a long-time resident who served nearly four years in the Marine Corps. The Elks Veterans Committee worked with Fuchs at his request to acquire the socks along with cases of snacks and toiletries. The Army & Navy Trading Hut, Keyport, provided the socks at a discounted rate in support of the collection drive. Fuchs, who has lived in Middletown since 1962, also supports the Marine Scholarship Foundation and Middletown Arts Center.
- Category: News
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - It’s spring, and time for the Atlantic Highlands Annual Townwide Garage Sale. This year’s sale will be on Saturday, May 15, with raindate May 16.
Residents who wish to sell items must register at Borough Hall by May 1. The Borough will create a map of all participating homes and distribute it on the day of the sale in front of Borough Hall.
Don’t miss this easy, stress-free way to get rid of your unwanted items and make a few dollars too.
At this year’s event, the Atlantic Highlands Yacht Club’s Ms. Race Committee will have a table selling used and donated nautical items. All proceeds will go to 180 Turning Lives Around (www.180nj.org), a local non-profit dedicated to ending domestic violence. If you would like to donate any nautical items, please drop them off on the morning of the sale at the AHYC’s Ms. Race Committee table at the harbor near the gazebo/tennis courts. For questions, contact the AHYC.
Registrants, after the sale, your unsold items can earn money for our elementary school’s Spring Clothing Drive. Please leave your unsold items at the curb, and AHES PTO volunteers will collect them that evening. The following items are acceptable if bagged in black plastic trash bags: clothing, coats, small toys, handbags and belts, linens, curtains, pillows and towels. Shoes are accepted also; please bag them separately from other items. For Clothing Drive questions, call Roberta Jackson at 732-496-9649 or AHES PTO at 732-291-2020 x1230.
The garage sale runs from 9am-4pm. You must register with the Borough to be included in this event. For more information, please visit www.ahnj.com/ahnj/Recreation or call the Borough at 732.291.1444.
- Category: Arts & Culture
Red Bank, NJ - Original works of art by ArtVentures, a New Jersey based art group, will be on display at the Oyster Point Hotel in Red Bank throughout May and June. Over 40 distinctive creations consisting of paintings in watercolor and acrylics, and soft art of hand woven fiber, are being featured as part of the hotel’s ongoing showcase of local artists’ works.
The seven ArtVentures artists are Lise Kusner, Gerda Liebmann, Edy Ottesen, Annette Margulies, Tyrrell Masse, Maggie Simplot, and Leona Tenebruso-Shultes, www.artventures.us. Their creations range in styles from representational to lyrical abstract. These professional artists are active members of the arts and cultural community in Monmouth County and surrounding counties in New Jersey. Their works are sold internationally, nationally and in particular throughout the tri-state area.
Kevin Barry, Project Manager for the Oyster Point Hotel, commented on the show noting “The Oyster Point is delighted to host an exhibit of these exceptional artists. Since the launch of the hotel’s Art Showcase a year ago we have brought over one hundred fifty works of art from six outstanding artists to the forefront of the community’s attention. We look forward to continuing this exciting initiative which celebrates the creative spirit in our local area.”