- Category: Arts & Culture
RED BANK, NJ – The New York Times branded her “the most accomplished interpreter of popular material performing today.” Her career has taken her everywhere from big-band bandstands to Carnegie Hall — and her vocal skills have graced recordings by legends ranging from Mel Torme to KISS! Even with credentials like those, Marlene Verplanck is quick to point out that one of her greatest claims to fame is the world-renowned commercial jingle for Campbell’s soup.
Acclaimed vocal jazz virtuoso Marlene VerPlanck comes to Red Bank on July 23 and 24, as the Summer Jazz Café series continues at Red Bank’s Two River Theater.
The Songbook specialist and her combo bring their “Mmm-mmm Good” stuff to Red Bank this weekend, as the next featured performer in the 2010 Summer Jazz Café series, presented by New Jersey’s own Jazz Arts Project within the spacious yet cozy “black box” room of the Two River Theater.
- Category: News
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – Members of the Atlantic Highlands First Aid & Safety Squad and the Atlantic Highlands Fire Department responded early Saturday morning to assist a boater stuck on pilings in the Atlantic Highlands municipal harbor.
The boaters from Northern New Jersey who were unfamiliar with the harbor ran into the pilings shortly after 1 a.m. They called for emergency assistance 90 minutes later as the tide was going out and the boat was unable to move.
The stranded pleasure boat remained stuck on pilings early Saturday morning in Atlantic Highlands.
The Atlantic Highlands First Aid’s 85-M-1 and the Atlantic Highlands Fire Department’s Marine 85 responded to the scene of the stranding, while AHFD chief Russell Mount and AHFAS chief Richard Huff set up command in the harbor. Crews also readied the AHFAS’ Zodiac boat for launch as well.
- Category: News
Leonardo, NJ - On July 15 the Leonardo beach party was held for residents of Leonardo and other areas of Middletown on Leonardo Beach. It was a hot evening, but the Sandy Hook Bay breeze made it comfortable for all enjoy the party. The event was attended by former Mayor and Township Committee member Pamela Brightbill and the Director of the Township of Middletown Parks and Recreation Greg Silva.
Rich Kaufman Productions was the Dee-Jay who played tunes of today and yesteryear. There were games for the children and young people to play such as "name that tune" and a hoola hoop contest. The partygoers enjoyed hot dogs, potato chips as well as cold drinks of soda, iced tea and water. Most of the attendees at the party come every year, as with Christine Cooper of Middletown who came with her two children Taryn and R.J..
The party ended at 9:00pm. The Department of Parks and Recreation and Cultural Affairs is the gracious host of this annual summer event.
- Category: Monmouth County
SHREWSBURY, NJ – On the first Friday of each month, the Eastern Branch Library hosts an information program on issues of special concern to seniors.
First Fridays for Seniors deals with topics ranging from identity theft, safety in the home, and medical and financial issues. All the programs are free, and refreshments are served during the sessions.
The next three sessions will have a financial theme, and will be presented by Maura Attardi, the Regional Director of Education & Community Relations for Money Management International. The programs are:
August 6 – The Art of Scam-Scams and Fraud - Statistics show that criminals scam victims out of billions of dollars every year using various types of fraudulent activities. Avoid becoming a victim yourself. Learn how to recognize the tricks of a con artist and the tell-tale warning signs of a scam.
September 3 – Living on a Fixed Income - Are you living on a fixed income? Learn to “stretch” your income by setting priorities, establishing a budget, planning, and saving.
October 1 – Using Credit Wisely: Curves Ahead - One of the essential tools that can help you reach your financial goals is your credit management. When credit is used wisely, it can be a part of your plan to reach long term goals. Used unwisely, overwhelming debt can affect long-term plans.
All programs run from 11 a.m. to noon. The Eastern Branch Library is located at 1001 Route 35, Shrewsbury. For any questions, please call the library Reference Desk at 1-866-941-8188.
For more information on programming at the Monmouth County Library, please visit the Library’s website at www.monmouthcountylib.org
- Category: Arts & Culture
MANALAPAN, NJ – Winners were recognized in the 2010 Monmouth County Senior Citizen Juried Art Contest & Exhibition at an artists’ Reception and Awards Ceremony today at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters, Symmes Drive.
Freeholder Amy A. Mallet, Human Services Director Charles D. Brown, and Office on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans’ Interment Executive Director Thomas Pivinski awarded certificates of appreciation to all of the participating artists. Winners in each of the 10 categories received first-, second-, third-place and honorable-mention ribbons. The winners and categories are listed below.
"Splash Down" an oil painting by Nina Douglas won overall Best in Show in the professional category.