- Category: Arts & Culture
MIDDLETOWN —On Sunday, September 15 from 12-4pm, DeepCut Gardens and the Deep Cut Bonsai Society will present Bonsai Day. Experience this intricate and ancient art through demonstrations and displays, with experts on hand to answer your questions. Held annually on the lawn of the HorticulturalCenter at DeepCut Gardens, Middletown, Bonsai Day lets visitors get a glimpse as Bonsai Society members work on their trees. The following demonstrations and lectures will be available for free.
- 1pm - Demonstration on a Curly Leaf Boxwood
- 2:30pm - A guided walk through the bonsai tree display to view the various stages
- 3pm - Demonstration on a Shimpaku Juniper
- Category: News
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS -- Evelyn M. D'Amato has been chosen to run as a Democratic candidate for Borough Council.
She joins Edward M. Colelli in seeking the two Council seats at stake in the Nov. 5 election and replaces Tara Shah on the Democratic ticket.
Shah withdrew from the race Monday, Aug. 26, citing "personal issues and relocation to the West Coast."
D'Amato's candidacy has been endorsed by the eight-member Atlantic Highlands Democratic County Executive Committee and has won the support of leading borough Democrats including Councilmen Roy Dellosso and Robert Sutton.
- Category: Newsbrief
HAMILTON, NJ – More than one million New Jersey residents are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home for the Labor Day holiday weekend in 2013; an increase of almost 5% compared to the 1,003,222 who traveled in 2012, AAA Mid-Atlantic projects. The 2013 Labor Day holiday travel period is defined as Thursday, August 29, to Monday, September 2.
Nationally, AAA Travel projects 34.1 million Americans will travel from home during the upcoming Labor Day holiday, a 4.2 percent increase from the 32.7 million people who traveled last year. The anticipated increase in holiday travel is predominantly due to increased consumer spending and the improving housing market. The total number of 2013 Labor Day holiday travelers is expected to reach a new post-recession high.
“The weather outlook for Labor Day weekend is shaping up to be favorable for beach goers so it is not surprising that 53% of holiday travelers are projected to travel to the shore,” said Tracy E. Noble, spokesperson for AAA Mid-Atlantic. “In a poll conducted prior to Memorial Day, 50% of New Jersey residents polled planned on making an effort to visit shore towns impacted by Sandy to increase tourism and support local businesses. We are pleased that the trend has continued to Labor Day.”
- Category: News
PHOTO: Presidents and members of the three clubs attending
MIDDLETOWN, NJ - With an invite from the Jumping Brook Garden Club in Neptune, members from the Allenhurst Garden Club and the Garden Club R.F.D. in Middletown gathered at the Jumping Brook Villas in Neptune to hear Laura Clare speak and create floral centerpieces that coordinated with table settings.
Having flowers at home is a proven way to lessen stress. A Harvard Medical School Study found that people have less worry and feel less depressed when there are flowers in the home. “In addition,” says Clare, “the arranging itself is very relaxing and provides a great creative outlet for those looking to de-stress their lives.”
- Category: News
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ- Summer is such a wonderful time for working in our yards. A typical sign of the season is the appearance of those mulch ‘volcanoes’ that decoratively surround the trunks of trees. If you are one of those who have thus adorned your trees, the Atlantic Highlands Shade Tree Commission has some advice for you – STOP!! Those ‘volcanoes’ are killing your trees! They are also wasting money on excess mulch material.
Mulch should never be piled into a cone around the tree trunk. In fact, mulch should not touch the trunk at all! Mice, insects, and fungus may hide next to the trunk and feed on parts of the tree. The cone-shaped mulch piles and thick layers of mulch also prevent water from reaching a tree’s roots. Tree roots that grow up into the cone mulch on top of the soil cannot be healthy. Never use plastic sheets under the mulch; plastic sheets block the passage of air and water and also stunt root growth.
The Shade Tree Commission has some more words of advice:
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