- Category: News
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”!
- Category: News
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.
- Category: News
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.
- Category: Monmouth County
Tom’s of Maine “50 States for Good™” Program
TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Tree Foundation is one of forty-one finalists in the Tom’s of Maine “50 States for Good™” Program. Now through September 10th, the public will vote for their favorite charity to be one of five non-profits to receive $20,000. To vote for the NJ Tree Foundation, click on: bit.ly/b9xSRq. The public may vote once per day.
The New Jersey Tree Foundation is reforesting NJ’s most urban cities, where the need is greatest. Through tree planting, volunteerism and partnerships, the Foundation assists numerous communities in improving their environment and quality of life. In 13 years, the New Jersey Tree Foundation has planted 152,517 across the state.
Tom’s of Maine is asking for the public’s vote to determine five non-profit organizations that will each receive $20,000 through its “50 States for Good” initiative. This year, the “50 States for Good” program drew submissions from every state with a special focus on non-profits that need volunteers to help get important projects started in their community or to broaden their reach. These projects can be found at www.50statesforgood.com
“At Tom’s of Maine, we passionately believe in volunteerism and this year we’re not only recognizing important projects around the country, but also celebrating volunteers, who are the true catalysts for change,” said Susan Dewhirst, goodness programs manager at Tom’s of Maine. Voting concludes on September 10 and winners will be announced in early October. The five winning organizations will each receive $20,000 and a commitment from Tom’s of Maine and VolunteerMatch to help recruit volunteers for the project.
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