- Category: News
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - Paige Huff, a sixth grader at the Atlantic Highlands Elementary School was named the local winner of the Atlantic Highlands Lions Club Peace Poster contest.
Her poster was chosen out of local entries submitted to the contest by AHES art teacher Caroline Northrop who used the poster contest as part of a class lesson.
Paige’s poster, which mixed images of international flags, a peace sign, and a house, has now been entered into the International Lion's Club district contest.
Paige Huff receives her Lions Club Peace Poster Contest winning award from member Lee Hoffman.
“Her work is among hundreds of thousands around the world who are sharing their vision of peace,” Atlantic Highlands Lions Club member Lee Hoffman told attendees at the organization's 85th Anniversary dinner held at the Shore Casino.
Also cited during the ceremony was contest runner-up Hannah Moses, who was honored at the dinner with a certificate and cash prize.
The poster contest was judged by local artists Don Voorhees and Patricia Hecht.
- Category: News
NAVESINK, NJ - You are invited to a Blue Christmas Service at Navesink United Methodist Church, 112 Navesink Ave., Navesink, NJ on December 21, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.
Many persons feel very alone in the midst of all the celebration time. The days grow shorter and shorter… as darkness of night grows longer and many find their spirits sinking. So, what is the word of HOPE? That is the very reason of Christmas! If everything in life had been wonderful we would not need a Savior. It is for those who need encouragement and strength for the days ahead that JESUS CAME INTO THE WORLD!
Navesink United Methodist Church to host Blue Christmas Service.
For this reason we offer a Blue Christmas/Longest Night of the Year Service. Regardless of church background, come and share prayers, scripture, and music to acknowledge that God’s presence is for those who mourn or struggle. God’s Word come to shine light into our darkness. ALL are invited to this peaceful and faith filled service! Questions? Please call our office at 732-291-0485
- Category: Monmouth County
Century-old charity celebrates champions of the blind
Middletown, NJ – The New Jersey Blind Citizens Association (NJBCA), the oldest organization of the blind and visually impaired in the state, held their annual awards dinner this week honoring New Jersey’s most dedicated donors and volunteers to serve the historic charity over the past year. Honorees from across the state were awarded for their influence and efforts improving the lives of the blind and visually impaired.
The evening began with the presentation of the NJBCA “Member of the Year” award to Lt. Colonel (Ret.) James L. Guerrieri. A member of the Association, Guerrieri was key in raising more than $10,000 for programs serving the blind and visually impaired this year as captain of the Middletown Lions Club annual auto show. In addition, Jim worked tirelessly as a volunteer to supervise the recent renovation of multiple campus facilities.
- Category: Monmouth County
Available Four Days, Feb 11-14, 2011
RED BANK, NJ - They are teenagers, adults and senior citizens, men and women, students, housewives, workers in very different occupations; they are family, friends, employees and employers – all are happy recipients of singing Valentines, an instantly emotionally satisfying gift and a memory to cherish for a lifetime.
One of several dispatched quartets presents a rose, a keepsake photo and sings love ballads to a special recipient.
For several decades, the men of the Chorus of the Atlantic, the Red Bank Area Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, have formed into quartets, dressed in their distinctive uniforms and braved the February storms and freezes to deliver a special package of love and/or deep appreciation. Two songs appropriate for the occasion are delivered in good close harmony, as well as a beautiful, long stem rose. A photo of the occasion is captured and presented to the recipient, a memento to keep, as well as share with others.
The quartet arranges to sing at a time and place of the purchaser’s choosing. Almost all of the recipients are thoroughly surprised and delighted by the event. Usually it is at home, or at a dinner or luncheon date, but past experiences have included, class rooms or cafeterias full of students, auto body repair shops, beauty parlors, department stores, a doctor or dentist’s office , a swimming pool, a day nursery and a fitness gym. The quartet goes where directed, at the specified time and delivers their package of happiness.
This year the singing Valentines will be available on Friday, February 11, Saturday, February 12, Sunday, February 13 and on Monday, St. Valentine’s Day, February 14. Orders can be phoned in to Jon Greene at 732-583-1684. The cost for the singing Valentine package is $50.
Make your plans now to surprise someone with a unique gift on a very special day!
- Category: Monmouth County
LINCROFT, NJ — If you’ve enjoyed the county parks during the summer, then you should see them in the winter! When snow comes and blankets the Monmouth County Park System, it opens up a whole new world of winter fun. With its array of winter activities, the Monmouth County Park System wants area residents to get the most out of the season. According to Freeholder Director Lillian Burry there’s plenty to enjoy, “Winter is a great time to be in Monmouth County. Our county parks offer residents the chance to enjoy the season to the fullest with sledding, cross-country skiing, ice skating and ice fishing.”
Perhaps one of the best places around to go sledding is Holmdel Park, Longstreet Road, Holmdel. Its sledding hill is open when there are two or more inches of snow cover. Hours are 8am-7pm Sunday through Thursday and 8am-9pm on Fridays and Saturdays (conditions permitting).
For those who like a challenge, cross-country skiing is allowed on the trails and fields of Clayton Park, Upper Freehold; Hartshorne Woods Park, Middletown; Holmdel Park, Holmdel; Huber Woods Park, Middletown; Manasquan Reservoir, Howell; Shark River Park, Neptune; Tatum Park, Middletown; Thompson Park, Lincroft; and Turkey Swamp Park, Freehold. Please note that the Park System’s Deer Management Program will be underway until February 19 at several of these sites. For complete details, please visit our website at www.monmouthcountyparks.com. Hours for cross-country skiing are the same as regular park hours – 8am-dusk.
When the thermometer really plunges (a week or more of subfreezing temperatures), it’s time to lace up the ice-skates and head to Holmdel, Shark River or Turkey Swamp Parks. Hours for ice skating are 8am to 7pm Sunday through Thursday and 8am to 9pm Fridays and Saturdays (conditions permitting). “Skating Today” signs will be posted to let visitors know when ice is safe for skating. The Manasquan Reservoir, Thompson Park and Turkey Swamp Park are the places to be for ice fishing. Conditions permitting, park rangers will set up designated areas for the activity. Always check conditions with park rangers before engaging in any of these activities. For more information about winter activities, visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com or call the Park System at (732) 842-4000. For persons with hearing impairment, the TTY/TDD number is 711. The Monmouth County Park System is celebrating its golden anniversary of keeping the county green and livable, since the Board of Chosen Freeholders created the first county park in 1960. Today, the Park System has grown to over 30 sites totaling more than 15,000 acres and offers approximately 4,000 recreation programs and activities, making it the perfect place to come outside and play.