- 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.
- Category: Monmouth County
The first of five Beagles rescued from a medical laboratory in Northern New Jersey on July 4th.
Eatontown, NJ - “John Adams”, a handsome three year old Beagle rescued from a New Jersey pharmaceutical testing laboratory, is preparing to meet his new family today. “John Adams” was one of five Beagles recovered on July 4th from a bankrupt laboratory that specializes in pharmacology and toxicity studies. Each of the five Beagles was given the name of an early American signer of the Declaration of Independence – to mark their own independence from a life of animal testing.
The beagle "John Adams" meets his new family today.
- Category: News
MIDDLETOWN, NJ - Susan O’Neal, of Middletown, has been elected Vice President, President-Elect of the New Jersey Library Association. Her term of office as President will begin in July 2011. O’Neal has been the Director of the Middletown Township Public Library for the past ten years, and has worked in a variety of libraries in North Carolina, New York and New Jersey before coming to Middletown in 2000.
Established in 1890, the NJLA is the oldest and largest library organization in New Jersey. NJLA advocates for the advancement of library services for the residents of New Jersey, provides continuing education and networking opportunities for librarians, and supports the principles of intellectual freedom and promotes access to library materials for all.