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Events from Issue Forums and Building Rain Barrels to Planting Forests and Gardens
Waves of Action ‘For The Shore’ – September 16-28, 2013
Sandy Hook, NJ – Throughout the month of September, Clean Ocean Action is urging citizens to assist in the long-term recovery of the coast by participating in educational forums, rain barrel and rain garden workshops, and planting native maritime forests through Waves of Action ‘For The Shore.’ Events are being organized by outstanding business and community leaders, and will begin on Monday, September 16 and continue through Saturday, September 28. Participants can register online at www.ForTheShore.org.
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A home collapsed in Highlands this evening. The one story house at 49 Second Street was being lifted as a result of the flooding from Sandy last year.
Witnesses said the home was sitting on metal stilts before it crashed to the ground.
This is the second home in recent weeks to come crashing down off their lifts. On August 23rd, another home being lifted in the borough collapsed into the neighboring home. Both homes were destroyed and removed from the lots.
There has been periods of heavy rain on Thursday. some neighbors speculated the rain may have contributed to the collapse Friday.
Highlands Police and First Aid Squad responded. No injuries were reported.
This is the same house a few weeks ago.
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This is a reminder that the deadline to register for the Elevation Program under the state Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), is Sunday, September 15, 2013. All residential elevations will run through the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (NJDCA) State run elevation process.
Please follow the link below to register for the program.
The state has also set up the following hotline
855-SANDYHM (855-726-3946) for homeowners
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MIDDLETOWN, NJ – Rebecca’s Reel Quilters of Poricy Park will hold its Annual Handmade Quilt Raffle to benefit Poricy Park.
The handmade quilt is designed, created and donated by members of Rebecca’s Reel Quilters Guild of Poricy Park, located in Middletown, NJ. The quilt is queen/king sized and designed with beautiful earth tones with soft blue accents, and is valued at $1,000. Raffle tickets are $1.00 per ticket; 100% of the proceeds to benefit Poricy Park Conservancy. Photo available upon request.
The drawing will be held on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 4:00pm at Poricy Park located at 345 Oak Hill Road in Middletown. December 8th is the last day of the Annual Holiday & Craft Shop; winner need not be present to win. For additional information or to purchase a ticket, visit the Poricy Park Nature Center Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 4:00pm. Weekend hours at the Nature Center generally are 11am - 4pm but may fluctuate based on pre-scheduled birthday parties, group and community programs. Tickets may also be purchased at Rebecca's Reel Quilters Guild meetings and events.
- Category: Arts & Culture
Exhibition “Bending Me Powerless” – new paintings and prints by Robert O’Connor
Atlantic Highlands, NJ - Friday, September 13, from 6pm to 9pm is the grand opening of the Second Story Art Gallery, 78 First Ave, Atlantic Highlands. Located above The Painted Frame, Second Story Art Gallery is the culmination of owner and artist Robert O’Connor’s project to bring an arts related business and presence to First Avenue in Atlantic Highlands. Taking its name not only from its location on the second floor, but from its focus on work with a story – the gallery will present art and exhibitions with some narrative, fantasy, drama or other feature that inspired its creation.
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