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TINTON FALLS BOROUGH – After attending the U.S. Rowing Junior Men’s National Team Sweep Selection Camp in Kent, Connecticut, earlier this summer, Craig Slater, ’12, of Ranney School’s crew team, was chosen to represent the United States at the Junior World Championships in Eton, Great Britain. Slater was one of three rising high school seniors chosen to compete at the August 47 event, where he rowed a pair; a twomanned boat with each rower having one oar. Although competing in one of the most difficult rowing boats to maneuver, Slater and his teammate managed to place third right behind teams from Germany and Italy. Slater was also there to provide support towards the U.S. men’s team as it accumulated the following results out on the water: Men’s 8+, fifth; Men’s 4+, eighth; Men’s 4, 12th; Men’s 2-, eighth. An overall exhilarating experience that culminated with a ceremony in which Slater was chosen to carry the American flag, Slater shared his ambitions for rowing and impression of London with the community. Q: When did you first take an interest in rowing and why? A: My first encounter with rowing occurred in the spring of my freshman year when it started as a sport at Ranney. I wanted to try something new, and thought this would be an interesting sport in which to get involved. As I started training, I felt that with enough hard work I could achieve a lot in this sport. I knew I had the ability to put in the work, and the rest was history. Q: Who would you consider your biggest role model when it comes to crew and why? A: My biggest role model would be Ondrej Synek of the Czech Republic, a single sculler (like me) that has won every World Championship this year and is a favorite to win the Olympics. He is very tall- about 6’7”- which is very difficult for a single sculler. For him to be proficient in the boat he occupies takes a lot of mental will and training, and I hope to progress to that level someday. Q: What is your favorite part about racing or being out on the water? A: The entire camaraderie of the sport is fascinating. If you ever attend a regatta, you’ll rarely find a rowdy crowd, and each person you race is one of your friends. It’s a sportsmanship I’ve never witnessed in other sports, and knowing that you’re racing against your friends is a great feeling. My favorite part about being on the water is the peacefulness of an early morning row, where I’ll watch the sun rise as I row and I’ll be one with nature. Q: How, to you, did London differ from the United States? A: It was wonderful over there. The biggest difference would be sport priorities.

When I walked around London with my USA gear, many people asked, “Hey, are you the guys rowing over at Dorney this week?” Many people there understand the sport of rowing, and some can even have a general conversation about it. England is also very laid back. There aren’t as many restrictions in the public sphere, and the commonwealth is generally healthy and happy. Q: What was your most memorable moment in London? A: When the USA women’s 4- won. This boat consisted of some very fast girls, and three of the four girls returned from last year’s silver medal showing at the Junior World Championships. They had the race of their lives, leading from start to finish. It was a great experience watching them receive their medals and listening to the national anthem in the background. Q: What was it like to carry the American flag for your team and country? A: It was extraordinary. It was an honor to be selected to participate in this. It was the most patriotic experience I’ve ever been a part of, and it was great to see the flags from 50 other countries waving with mine. It was a little nerve-wracking at first, since about a thousand people were in the crowd watching us. As the opening ceremony progressed, though, I relaxed and it was a lot of fun. Q: If you could do anything thus far in your rowing career differently, what would it be and why? A: I don’t have any regrets about what I’ve done thus far in this sport. If I could change anything, I would have started rowing earlier. Some of my competition started their rowing careers in sixth or seventh grade, but I didn’t learn about it until my freshman year.

Q: What other goals do you hope to accomplish before High School is over? A: I hope to win the Youth National Championships and SRAA National Championships in my senior year. It has been my goal since I began participating in this sport to become a national champion. Q: How has Ranney School shaped who you are as an athlete, student and person? A: Ranney opened many opportunities scholastically and athletically that I would have never had at any other school. I am thankful that Ranney started a crew program in my freshman year, because otherwise I would have never known about it. Ranney has also provided a comfortable environment to excel academically and athletically. Q: What dreams do you hope to pursue following graduation from Ranney? A: I’d like to row in college and pursue national team opportunities for years to come. Q: Do you have any advice to share? A: If you have a dream, go after it. It may be a long and treacherous road to get there, but having regrets is worse. It’s all about living life to the fullest potential, and being the best one can be.

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ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS BOROUGH –– Not far from the multiplexes, the mall crowds and New York ticket prices is a landmark of the Navesink area: the Atlantic Cinemas 5 in downtown Atlantic Highlands, which celebrates half a century in business this year. The theater, which was purchased by current owner Lenny Edwards in 1961, is a staple for families and locals looking for a no-fuss, cozy movie theater to watch the latest releases, from “The Smurfs” to “Cowboys & Aliens.” “We keep it old-time,” Edwards said. “It’s friendlier, more intimate. It’s a neighborhood theater, a family theater.” Edwards is a veteran of the movietheater industry. He worked as an usher in his teens and during his time in the Army, he ran the movie theater in Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor Army base. After stints in Loew’s State Theaters in both Newark and New York, Edwards became the district manager for General Cinema and managed Hazlet’s Route 35 Drive-In until it closed in the early 1990s. “I’ve been in this business all my life,” Edwards said. When Edwards purchased Atlantic Cinemas 50 years ago, it was a one-screen theater. In 1996, he added two additional screens, and in 1998, he added two more after purchasing the property next door. Today, the five-screen theater is open every day and continues to rival its larger, more modern counterparts in nearby towns by offering lower prices ($7.50 and $7.25 matinee tickets and $9.50 and $7.25 evening tickets for adults and children, respectively) and providing a family-

oriented, small-town atmosphere. Atlantic Cinemas also features “Bargain Tuesdays;” all tickets, all day, are only $7. Midnight showings of the latest movies and 3D screenings are also part of Edwards’s repertoire. Over its 50-year run, Edwards has employed numerous local teenagers at the theater. The kids, who sell tickets and snacks and work as ushers, often come to Edwards for advice and no doubt keep up the theater’s reputation as a family cinema. “The kids are wonderful,” Edwards said. “They keep me young.” In addition to running Atlantic Cinemas, Edwards conducts movie benefits for the Boy and Girl Scouts, the Atlantic Highlands Lions Club and American Legion. His commitment and contributions to the local community have earned him a spot in Atlantic Highlands’s history; the walkway across the street from the theater has been dedicated to him and is named “Edwards Way.” “I’ve had a good life here,” Edwards said. “I love it. The town is nice. It’s a family town. It’s what makes life.” Congratulations on 50 years, Lenny and Atlantic Cinemas 5! Here’s to 50 more. For ticket prices, showtimes and contact information, visit Atlantic Cinemas 5 online at


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Helping the needy go back to school By SHIRLEY ST. CLAIR Correspondent MATAWAN BOROUGH — Stacks of backpacks and schools supplies filled the Buttonwood Manor on Thursday, August 25, as members of the Matawan Aberdeen Rotary and volunteers got ready for school. The Rotarians and volunteers worked together to pack each backpack with the donated school supplies to be delivered to underprivileged children in the MatawanAberdeen School District. “This is the third year we are doing this backpack program for the district,” Rotarian Nancy Haddock said. “Our first year, we gave out 55 bags. This year, we have 116 along with extra supplies we will give to the district.” Over a dozen Rotarians made short work of dividing the supplies and packing each backpack with papers, notebooks, calculators, colored pencils, pencils, erasers, pens, rulers, markers, crayons, folders and scissors. The supplies were organized into a type of assembly line so it only took around 30 minutes to have the backpacks stuffed. According to Haddock, after the bags are filled, the Rotarians deliver them to the schools, primarily the elementary schools, and the school nurses distribute them to the students. “When we initially started, the thought

was that the middle schools and high schools needed them more, but it turns out the elementary has a greater need for the backpacks,” Haddock said. All the supplies are all donated from local businesses, citizens, and even through social media like Facebook. Any proceeds collected are used strictly on more supplies. Any extra supplies are also given to the nurses to be distributed to the children who need them. Donations are accepted by the Rotary all year. For more information or to donate, contact Haddock at

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Local Auto Dealers Give Back to the Community SHREWSBURY BOROUGH — World Jeep Chrysler, World Subaru and World Volkswagen recently announced the recipients of a scholarship program that the dealer group started last year. Ken Schwartz, the dealership’s owner, started the program last year in hopes to support local students who are making the world a better place. The scholarships were awarded to several graduating students from local high schools. Any graduating student may apply for the scholarships. This year, students applied by submitting a one-page essay explaining why they are deserving of the scholarship.

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Mural puts nursery rhymes on display at school By LISA A. MINIERI Correspondent HAZLET TOWNSHIP — Remember nursery rhymes such as Little Bo Peep and Humpty Dumpty? Well the children at the Goddard School in Hazlet can admire a beautiful mural of the most popular nursery rhymes thanks to the work of Nussara Cregan, a local muralist. A native of Thailand, Cregan came to the United States to continue her passion and further her education in the arts at New York Institute of Technology. While in Thailand, she taught drawing and perspective rendering to teenagers who were looking to continue their education in the Fine Arts. Before starting her own business in the United States, Cregan worked in New York City for an architectural firm doing rendering and detail work. Cregan collects ideas from her clients and then follows up with some sketches

she presents to them. Her research also includes collecting information found on the internet and other sources. This particular piece of the classic nursery rhymes took 15 days to complete and is approximately 31 feet in length. The detail and colors that are displayed in this mural are magnificent and ingenious. Julie Vanderbilt, one of the owners of the Hazlet Goddard School, spoke extremely highly of Cregan and her work she has done for the school. “The murals are very realistic, while Cregan is professional, prompt and easy to work with,” Vanderbilt said. Venderbilt also mentioned the positive affect the various murals in the school had on the children

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KEYPORT BOROUGH — The latest photo backdrop for visitors enjoying Keyport’s waterfront was created by Ed Carew, seen here seated next to his catch of the day. The Keyport Business Alliance’s Visual Improvement Committee, consisting of members from various volunteer organizations, has displayed various backdrops since spring depicting holidays or the season.


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Hazlet’s holiday windows

HAZLET TOWNSHIP — This holiday season, in partnership with the Hazlet Township Board of Education, the Hazlet Business Owners Association will be offering businesses an opportunity to have their display windows painted with any of the following scenes: • Christmas Theme • Hanukkah • Kwanzaa • Generic Winter Scene • Greeting To Our Troops. The purpose of the contest is two-fold, to raise money for the association’s annual high school senior scholarships and to have the town businesses all decked out for the holidays. The windows will be painted by art students from the Hazlet school district. Their art projects will be judged on creativity and talent. Prizes will be awarded to student winners and the winning business will be offered a free ad in the local Community Messenger newspaper. The cost to participate is only $25 per window; large display windows may only have a portion of the window decorated. If a business does not have display windows, participants may choose to sponsor one at a location that does. Checks can be made payable to HBOA and mailed to: Hazlet Business Owners Association, P.O. Box 5002, Hazlet, NJ 07730. For more information, visit www.hazletboa. com or call 732-739-3010.

Keyport Fest 5K Run/Walk KEYPORT BOROUGH – The Fifth Annual Keyport Fest 5K Run/Walk will be held on September 24, starting at the Keyport Fireman’s Park, next to the Ye Cottage Inn The run/walk is presented by the Keyport Recreation Commission and the Keyport Spanish American Club. Registration begins at 7 a.m., while the 5K start time is 8:30 a.m. Registration is $15 for pre-entry postmarked by September 16. After that date, postentry is $20.The first 150 pre-registrants are guaranteed a race shirt. There will be awards for the Top 5 Overall and Age Groups. There will also be Middle of the Pack Awards, as well as awards for the First Male and Female Keyport Teacher and the First Male and Female Keyport Emergency Services Personnel. No duplicate awards except for Emergency Services and Keyport Teacher. Post-race refreshments and raffles will be available. For more information and online registration, visit www.keyportspanishamericanclub.

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Scott Aagre, Mayor ● Michael Sachs, Deputy Mayor David Tinker, James DiNardo, James Brady ● Township Committee Brian J. Valentino, MPA, Township Administrator ● Evelyn Grandi, RMC, Municipal Clerk

A Message from the Mayor Hazlet Business Community


t’s Back to School soon for many, and there is still plenty of time to find things to do outdoors and indoors in Hazlet. Please visit out township webpage, and our Recreation Commission section for a schedule of times and locations of many great activities offered. We will be updating our webpage on the STARS 2nd Annual 5K race/walk which was held on August 27th with photos and more when this becomes available. The Annual Hazlet Day Festival will be held on October 1st this year with a rain date of October 2nd. Please come out and enjoy the day with the many vendors, craftspeople and local groups. There are always fun things to do and see Lt. Governor Guadagno was in Hazlet on August 1st while making her 52nd stop

on her “100 Businesses Initiative” statewide tour to our very own, Integrated Solutions, Inc., located in Crown Plaza. Please be sure to read the full story in this month’s issue. And a big congratulations to the HYAL U12 Lady Hawk softball team for placing 5th in the World Series. The U8 team won District and State and U10 team won the District. Great job, and thank you for representing Hazlet. Several of our road improvements are still ongoing and we are looking to complete much of them before school openings. We appreciate everyone’s patience with any inconveniences while traveling throughout town. Hope everyone had a good summer, and we are always here if you have any questions or concerns.

Mayor Scott Aagre

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he 12U Hazlet Lady Hawk softball team won the District, State and Region Championship. They continued on to the Little League World Series in Alabama, where they placed fifth. Congratulations on a fantastic season! Congratulations are also in order to the 8U team, which also won the District and State Championship, and the 10U team that won the District Championship. Way to go, ladies!!

Environmental Commission

The mission of the Hazlet Environmental Commission is the preservation and protection of our natural resources to ensure a better quality of living for our generation and those to come. Our special commitment is the care and protection of Natco Park. The northern edge of the park contains a man-made lake, fed by several springs and connected to the Raritan Bay by a pipe under State Highway 36. Many gulls and ducks frequent the lake, along with the Great Blue Heron, Belted Kingfisher and Osprey. Blue Crabs are caught in the lake, and fishermen frequent its shores. Brochures, information and guided tours are provided by the Environmental Commission on request. Call 732-264-1700, extension 8694 and please leave a message.


n August 1st Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno made stop number 52 in Hazlet on her statewide tour of “100 Businesses Initiative”. The Lieutenant Governor visited Integrated Solutions, Inc., a web-based provider of software programming solutions to important and expensive business problems, in addition to business intelligence delivery and support assistance. Lt. Governor Guadagno discussed ways the State can facilitate the company’s growth through expanded stakeholder outreach and partnership opportunities, among other topics. Esther Yu, CEO of Integrated Solutions, also welcomed Mayor Scott Aagre and Municipal Administrator Brian J. Valentino at the meeting. Read the news release here: news/552011/approved/20110801e.html.

Hazlet Day Festival


he annual Hazlet Day Festival will take place in Veterans’ Park on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 11 a.m., with a rain date of October 2nd. The festival will feature pony rides, in-

flatables, entertainment, food and craft vendors. Questions concerning the festival can be directed to the Hazlet Township Recreation Department at 732-739-0653.

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CALEA Recognizes Hazlet PD Hazlet Recreation Programs at Summer Conference in Ohio (Call 732-739-0653 for more information) Gainesville, VA — CALEA®, the recognized global leader in accreditation and other vital public safety support services, today announced the awarding of Accreditation/ Recognition to 64 public safety agencies.  These agencies received their awards on July 30, 2011 at CALEA’s Summer Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio.  “I am very pleased to congratulate all of the agencies awarded for their dedication and hard work in the pursuit of public safety professionalism and excellence.” said CALEA Executive Director, Sylvester Daughtry.   The CALEA Accreditation process--considered by the public safety community as the “gold standard”--is a proven modern management model.  Once implemented, it provides an agency’s chief executive officer, on a continuing basis, with a blueprint that promotes the efficient use of resources and improves service delivery - regardless of the size, geographic location, or functional responsibilities of the agency.  The standards upon which CALEA’s programs are based reflect the best thinking and experience of contemporary public safety practitioners and researchers.  The standards are considered benchmarks for today’s public safety agencies.  Agencies receive their awards after participating in a voluntary process that involves a commitment of personnel and other resources.  The process can take up to 36 months for law enforcement agencies seeking Accreditation or Advanced Accreditation.  During this period, all aspects of the agency’s policies, procedures, management, operations and support services are examined in detail.  In addition, each agency conducts a detailed self-assessment and participates in an on-site review by a team of outside CALEA Assessors, composed of experienced public safety practitioners.  The local community is also notified of the process and given an opportunity to submit their comments and observations.  Three New Jersey agencies received CALEA Recognition Through Alliance: Hazlet Township Police Department; Mansfield Township Police Department; and the Union County Sheriff ’s Office.

Bethany Road Repaving Project


azlet and Holmdel Townships have received more than $370,000 in grants to rehabilitate Bethany Road. Work for this project began in early August to replace some curbs, sidewalks and

drainage, as well as to repave the entire length of roadway from the Parkway bridge to Line Road. It is anticipated the project will be completed near the end of September.

Recreational Calendar of Events Sept 21 Oct 1 Oct Oct 15 Oct 18 Oct 30 Nov 11

Bus trip to Wicked orchestra $89 SOLD OUT Hazlet Day Festival (rain date Oct. 2)

Green Meadows Farm @ VMP Town wide GARAGE SALE Bus Trip Jersey Boys $86 front mezz seats & bus, 7pm show Halloween costume judging 12 pm VMP Bus trip Radio City Christmas Show

September 11th Remembrance H azlet Township is in the process of planning the commemoration of the tenth anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Tentative plans are being worked on for an interdenominational prayer breakfast to be held at the Cullen Center in Veterans’ Park, a memorial service at our 9-11 Monument and a township-wide candlelight vigil. Specific times will be posted on our Township website, as soon as they are available.

***Programs held at the James J Cullen Center unless otherwise noted***

ALL PROGRAMS: A late fee of $15. is applicable. Payment must be made by the last business day prior to the start of any program to avoid this fee. For your convenience we have a drop box located directly across the road from the Cullen Center. It is checked every morning. If the payment is in the box before 8:00 AM prior to the start of the program you will not be assessed a late fee. REFUND POLICY: All Programs: (except preschool and summer camp) A 50% refund will be given prior to the start of a class or program. NO REFUNDS will be given after class begins. (Medical exception: documentation from physician is required) BUS TRIPS: No Refunds, as a courtesy, we will try to resell tickets for you only if a wait list is available. Camp: No Refunds except for summer school. Preschool: See booklet.



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Kickin’ It Kickball Game

Marlboro High School 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM WRAT Promo Team Student Bands: Sibling Rivalry and The New Royalty Muay Thai Champion Chris Romulo JD DeServio of Cycle of Pain & Black Label Society. Visit

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Micro-Brew on the Pier

Antiques by the Atlantic

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10th Annual Twin Lights Bike Ride 9/25 at 7:00 AM Located at Huddy Park, Shore Drive in Highlands. Call 732.291.4713 or go to


Guiness Oyster Festival

9/25, 12-7 p.m. Located at White Street parking lot in Red Bank. For more info call 732.842.4244 or visit


Jersey Shore International Triathlon

First ever! Olympic-distance triathlon, begins at US Coast Guards Station in Sandy Hook and ends at Ocean Place Resort on Long Branch Boardwalk. Visit www. for more info.


8th Annual Bayonet Farm Arts and Music Festival

9/25, 12 noon - 5:00 p.m. (rain or shine) Located at Bayonet Farm in Holmdel Juried arts show, live music and dance, live performances, and more!

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11th Annual Oktoberfest

10/1 (rain date 10/2) Located at Veterans Park, Bay and Shrewsbury Ave. Contact: 732.291.4713


Fall Harvest Festival & Craft Shot

10/8, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., rain or shine 90+ arts & crafts vendors, sidewalk sales, pony rides, live music, variety of foods sponsored by Ocean Grove CC located on Main Ave. For more info call 732.774.1391.


14th Annual Country Jamboree

10/8 through 10/9, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Country-style street fair with BBQ, chili cook-off & live music – located on West Front Street in Keyport. Call 732.739.5138 or visit


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Rose’s Fund for Animals helps pets in need By KAITLIN SEVERINI Correspondent

AVON BOROUGH — In 2008, Felecia Bernstein found an injured cat, sans tags and near death, on the side of the road. She brought the cat, who she decided to call Rose, to the nearest veterinary clinic. Rose needed medication and care for a broken leg and head trauma. Unable to find Rose’s owners, Bernstein opted to pay for the cat’s treatment, but despite the help, Rose passed away early the next morning. Three years later, Jackie Berman brought her cat Ali to Red Bank Veterinary Hospital to be treated for a serious urinary track blockage. Berman was told that Ali needed a $3,500 surgery to survive. When Berman expressed to the vet that she could not afford the surgery, the staff at Red Bank recommended Rose’s Fund for Animals and put her in touch with Felecia Bernstein. “I have for many years said that if I ever hit the lottery I would start a fund, so that no one would ever have to choose between medical care and euthanizing their pet only because of finances,” Bernstein says on her website. Bernstein didn’t win the lottery, but her experience with Rose inspired her to create Rose’s Fund for Animals, an all-volunteer organization that helps pet owners pay for medical treatment for their pets when they cannot afford the costs. Rose’s Fund came to Ali’s rescue and paid for his surgery in full. “[Rose’s Fund] was a godsend,” Berman said. “Thanks to them, Ali is doing fantastic.” Since 2008, Rose’s Fund has contributed $61,000 to help 105 families in New Jersey and nationwide cover the medical costs for their pets. Because Rose’s Fund relies solely on donations, this was no easy feat. Every month, Rose’s Fund must raise $2,000 to pay the veterinary clinics who have given care to the animals with the promise that Rose’s Fund will cover the costs. “We’re small but determined,” Bernstein

The fund’s namesake, Rose the Cat

said. “Everything you give is going to save some pet’s life. But like all small funds, we obviously get more calls for help than we get donations.” Berman’s positive experience with Rose’s Fund has inspired her to publicize the organization. Since receiving help with Ali’s medical costs, Berman has taken over Rose’s Fund’s Facebook page, started a Rose’s Fund Twitter account and organized fundraisers and other events to help publicize Rose’s Fund and draw donations. “I might not have the funds, but I have a lot of connections,” Berman said. “I’m pulling out all the stops to get information out about the organization. They helped me, and now let me help other [pet owners] who might be in the same situation.” “There are so many things we want to do and we’ve just run out of time to do everything,” Bernstein said. “It’s going to be great that [Berman’s] out there spreading the word. We don’t want somebody not to know about us and need us. We feel terrible when people don’t find us.” Because of its size, however, Rose’s Fund can’t possibly help every animal. But in those situations in which Rose’s Fund is un-

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able to help, either due to criteria restrictions (the fund won’t cover neutering or spaying, for example) or lack of funding, Bernstein will help pet owners find another solution. “We don’t just say no when you don’t meet our criteria,” Bernstein said. “We will figure out what else we can do.” The Rose’s Fund’s website also lists 40 other sites that can help pet owners. Donations can be made through the Rose’s Fund website. Rose’s Fund is a 501(c)3 charity that is 100 percent volunteer and 100 percent of all donations goes to the pets. No administration costs are taken from donations. The site also has paw print and memorial pages, where donators can make donations in their pets’ names. “It’s a labor of love,” Bernstein said of Rose’s Fund. “We have the heart.” Do you or does someone you know have a pet that needs Rose’s Fund’s help? Would you like to make a donation? For more information about Rose’s Fund, please visit www. or find Rose’s Fund on Facebook, Twitter or Yahoo. You can also send an email to or call 877505-4234. Donations may also be mailed to P.O. Box 24, Avon by the Sea, NJ, 07717.

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Memorial services for 10th anniversary of 9/11

Colts Neck Memorial Fountain is located at 124 Cedar Drive, Colts Neck.

Monmouth County Parks Mount Mitchell Scenic Overlook is located at 460 Ocean Boulevard, Atlantic Highlands.

MONMOUTH COUNTY — September 11, 2001 was a day of personal, national, and international loss. The tragic events that occurred that day changed history forever. Terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City led to the collapse of the Twin Towers. A hijacked airliner crashed into the side of the Pentagon building in Virginia. The hijacking of United Airlines Flight 93 ended when passengers attempted to regain control of the airliner - it crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The World Trade Center lost 2,752 people; the Pentagon lost 125 people; and United Airlines Flight 93 lost 37 passengers, including the 4 hijackers, as well as 7 crew members, totaling their loss of 44 people. It was unimaginable, yet it was a reality. With heavy hearts yet amazing determination, people from all over the country pulled together and did what needed to be done. The lives that were lost will never be forgotten. Each year on the anniversary of September 11, memorial services are held in various locations throughout the country. This year, on the tenth anniversary of September 11, Colts Neck, Holmdel, Middletown, and Monmouth County Parks have planned special remembrance services. Monmouth

County lost 147 residents on September 11, 2001 which included 37 residents from Middletown, 10 residents from Holmdel, and 5 residents from Colts Neck. Times and locations of these services are listed below. All take place on Sunday, September 11, 2011. Colts Neck will hold a Time of Remembrance at 12:30 p.m. at the Colts Neck Town Hall, 124 Cedar Drive. The gathering will be outside adjacent to the 9/11 memorial. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the courthouse. The remembrance will allow residents to pay tribute to those who perished, to give thanks for the ongoing dedication of those in emergency services and our military, and to stand unified in gratitude for our great country. As part of the service, Mayor James Schatzle and the Colts Neck Township Committee announced that there will be a dedication of the piece of steel from the World Trade Center, which will be permanent display in the Township. The U.S. Senate Resolution 228 “reaffirms that the people of the United States will never forget the challenges our Country endured on and since September 11, 2001” and calls for a one minute moment of silence starting at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The ceremony

will conclude after a one minute moment of silence at 1:00 p.m. Monmouth County Parks will hold a Memorial Service at 2:00 p.m. at Mount Mitchell Scenic Drive, Atlantic Highlands. The service will consist of music by Pipes & Drum of the Atlantic Watch and NWS Earle Navy Honors Guard. Sheriff Shawn Golden will lead the Pledge of Allegiance. Speakers will be Freeholder Lillian Burry and Freeholder Director Robert Clifton. Guest Speaker will be Captain David J. Harrison, Commanding Officer Naval Weapons Station Earle. The first 300 people will receive flowers. During the service, the ringing of the bell will take place. It will be rung 7 times for the 7 things that happened that day: Tower 1 was hit, Tower 2 was hit, United Airlines Flight 93 was hijacked, that plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania, a plane hit the Pentagon, Tower 1 collapsed, and Tower 2 collapsed. There will be OFF SITE PARKING and shuttle buses from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. leaving from the Claypit Creek section of Hartshorne Woods to Mount Mitchell. Visit for

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Holmdel 9/11 Memorial is located at Crawfords Corner Road on the Circle in front of Holmdel’s Town Hall.


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HAZLET TOWNSHIP — Attendees of Absolute Music’s showcase performance on Sunday, August 6, were treated to a visit by Mark Tornillo, the lead singer of the German heavy metal band Accept. Tornillo surprised many as he took the microphone to sing “Custard Pie”(Led Zeppelin) with a band made up of Rock Band Camp students. The band Accept is currently on a tour break from Europe, allowing Tornillo to donate his time to sing with the kids. Tornillo is a long-standing friend of Absolute Music and owner John Albino, singing in its recitals each year. However, touring has left him little time to participate this past year, mak-

Keyport Yacht Club Junior Sailing SAILING A WAVE Maytal Merhav (waving) and Michelle Hwang battle it out in their Optimist sailboat during a recent race on Raritan Bay. The Junior Sailing program is open to all adventure-seeking youngsters from 8 to 17 and is sponsored by the Keyport Yacht Club. The program which runs in July and August encourages independence and resourcefulness while teaching safety, sailing and racing skills. The club offers a number of programs for kids and adults to learn to sail.

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ing this guest appearance so special. The performances by all the kids and their bands were exceptional, and showed the true dedication and desire each has for their music. Rock Band Camp is held annually at Absolute Music each summer and you never know who is going to show up. It is wonderful to know that no matter how famous some become, they will still come out, donate their time, teaching the kids that giving of yourself is just as important as the performance itself.

SITTING PRETTY Abigail Molman of Old Bridge sails her square-bowed Optimist -- a classic craft for learning to sail. Students can graduate to the more advanced 420s which can skim along the water at excitingly high speeds, have a full complement of sails, and require fast reflexes and a nimble mind to reach the highest performance levels. Junior Sailing classes are filled on a first come basis.

____________________________________________________________________________________ (authorized signature) Please make checks payable to Bayshore Community Hospital Foundation 727 North Beers Street, Holmdel, NJ 07733 Phone 732.497.1790 ◊ Fax 732.497.1799 ◊ E-mail:

Bayshore Community Hospital Foundation has been determined by the IRS to be a not-for-profit 501c(3) corporation. Tax ID number 22-2367109

TAKING A HIKE ON RARITAN BAY A member of the Junior Sailing program, Andre Caban of Holmdel hikes out to steady his boat during a race held off the Keyport waterfront. In addition to young sailors, the Keyport Yacht Club offers adult sailing training programs to the public as well as for members of the club.

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Modern Medicine. Old World Customer Service. Our team understands what is most important to our patients. Today patients want the very latest in medical care as well as exceptional customer service. Every interaction at our practice puts the patient at the center. From the moment you arrive, our staff will greet you personally with respect and a smile. We work as a truly complimentary team to address the wellness and health of our patients. With more than 35 years of experience locally in Monmouth County, we believe that prevention is the key to good health. We have expertise in all aspects of internal medicine, but particularly in cardiovascular health – including treatment of hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes – as well as all aspects of women’s health including osteoporosis. We are focused on keeping our patients well and happy in a relaxed and comfortable environment. In fact, we are so determined to provide an exceptional experience that our lovable dog CoCo makes special appearances to bring a smile to your face! We welcome existing patients to our NEW location and new patients as well!

1012 State Route 36 (The A&P Shopping Center) Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716 Tel: 732.291.3865, Fax: 732.291.3859 Anthony DeNoia, M.D. and Vicki DeNoia, APN, pictured with their dog CoCo, welcome you to their new practice.

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Newest members of the Northern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce Patriot Financial Advisors, LLC Sean T. Keating 19 Christopher Way Eatontown, NJ 07724 201-779-7187 Imperial Payroll Processing, Inc. Neil Kriegstein 746 Hwy 34, Suite 7 Matawan, NJ 07747 732-520-4490 Waterfront College Planning Allen Jenkins 3536 Route 66, Suite 1 Neptune, NJ 07753 908-415-0448 Cashflow Credit Counseling & Collections, L.L.C. Ronald Laborde 7 Ramsey Avenue Keansburg, NJ 07734 732-221-0463 Bogata Savings Bank Joseph Coccara 819 Teaneck Road Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-862-0660 x 1110 Social Media Management, LLC Woody Haiken 9 Warne Avenue Matawan, NJ 07747 732-970-6465

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Annual Meeting & Dinner Dance Tuesday, September 20, 2011 Lakeside Manor

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

410 Highway 36, Hazlet, NJ

Tickets $35 each & Companion Ticket $25.

Join us at our “Premier” Event as we Celebrate & Welcome Our Newly Elected Board of Directors Senator Joseph M. Kyrillos, our distinguished guest and member will honor us by administering the “Oath of Office” to our NMCC Board of Directors.

This is not an ordinary Annual Meeting! RSVP today!

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Meet our NEW President and Our Board of Directors for 2011-2012 Have a GREAT Evening of CELEBRATION, FOOD, MUSIC & DANCE! Learn of the NEW Direction for our Exciting Chamber!

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PET CORNER Where’s Moose?

Adorable Adoptables GRACIE is a gorgeous 3-year-old hound mix who came from a shelter down south. Gracie is fun-loving and lively, and she loves people. She can be very silly and makes you laugh. Gracie loves people, and cats and dogs, too! She knows “sit” and “down.”

ALEX the kitten is a 4-month-old little sweetheart. He is black and brown. Alex loves to snuggle and give kisses. He is very friendly and affectionate. Alex has a cataract in one eye, but with the way he plays, you'd never know it!

Moose Moore has gotten free and is roaming around the Bayshore area. Do you recognize where Moose is? Help us find Moose by emailing his location to Please put “Where’s Moose?” in the subject line.

Everyone who responds will receive a “Where’s Moose Moore?” Tshirt, courtesy of Community Publications and Market ME Printing in Hazlet. One random correct response will also receive a special prize. This month, the prize is a free massage courtesy of A Kneaded Vacation. Clues can be found on the Facebook page of Community Publications. You can also find hints on Moose Moore’s Facebook page, where he has over 1,400 friends, as well as on Twitter at @ILoveMooseMoore, which has over 5,800 followers.

Last month: No one knew where Moose was last month, so keep guessing.

CHEARA is a 9-year-old declawed sweetheart! She is very loving and likes to be pet. If you are looking for a declawed kitty, come meet Cheara!

SWEET PEA was found as a stray. She looks just like a tiger! Sweet Pea is an energetic dog who loves to play. She knows “sit,” “stay,” and “come.” Sweet Pea likes to get attention, and climbs into your lap and gives kisses. She LOVES to play with other dogs! In fact, here is a photo of her playing with a doggy friend!

If you are interested in adopting any of our adorable animals, please call the Homeward Bound Adoption Center at 732-542-5962. Adopters can also choose to email our new, direct adoption email at

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MICHAEL J. CUNNINGHAM, M.D. Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Certified by American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine sub-specialty certification

Two locations:

733 North Beers Street, Suite L3 Holmdel, NJ 07733 ~and~ 53 Main Street Sayreville, NJ 08872

Phone : 732-264-5454

OPINION Security travel tips Now that summer is here, many people are tak- 4-year-old’s shoulder so that it was under their ing vacations with their families. I know firsthand clothing, but with a short sleeve, they could easily how horrifying it is to go to a large venue such as expose the number. This is non-toxic and takes Disney World, Florida, with young children and about a week to wear off and is not affected by have one of them get away from you. My wife water. Naturally it is put on small so it does not and daughter-in-law were in Disney World with stand out too much when the children are in my daughter and her husband and their twin 4 year bathing suits. The kids were told if they ever were lost to look olds. In an instant, my 4-year-old granddaughter for a family; a mother and father with kids! They disappeared. were told to approach them, ask When she disappeared, there for help, and tell them that they were four adults near her and two are lost. They are also told to apsets of grandparents. The crowds proach a police officer if there is were so large and filled with one around. young children that in an instant The children are told to tell the she disappeared. As it turned out, family they approach that their she walked away from the four of mother’s cell phone number is on us to follow her mother who was their shoulder and to show it to returning a park stroller. them. They are then to stay with I never realized how many 4the family or police officer until year-old girls there were in such their mother or father show up to a small space. As it was, we were claim them. leaving the park about 4:30 p.m. The children are told to never We were by one of the exit gates walk away from the area, such as along with hundreds of other out of the park with a stranger, adults and children. My son-inBy even if the stranger needs their law had taken my grandson to the FREDERICK RAST help to find their puppy or to rebathroom. You would think four trieve a toy. These are ploys often grandparents would never lose used to lure children into danger. sight of a 4-year-old girl, but we did. My story turned out well. My granddaughter As my granddaughter followed her mother, she lost sight of her mother and went back into the approached a father, mother and two kids. She large park area. She was lost and we were panic- told them what she was supposed to do. They imstricken. With my background, I always handle mediately took her to a uniformed park security stress situations well and rarely panic, except for officer who immediately called my daughter on when something happens to my children or my her cell phone. By the way, as a former police officer, I can asgrandchildren. Luckily, it all turned out well. The 10 to 20 minutes seemed to be hours. One of my sure you that Disney’s security people reacted permain concerns was that someone grabbed her and fectly. In seconds after I approached a uniformed left the park with her, as we were very close to the security man, we had about 10-15 security people there with us to help us search. exit gate. Naturally, we as grandparents had current picMy daughter, growing up with a police officer and soldier for a father, thankfully is very security tures of my granddaughter. They took the picminded. She taught my grandchildren well. I tures, made copies in minutes and all of them had hope that by writing about my experience that you her photo while they were looking. As a grandfather, I was happy that two grandas readers may not have a tragic story to tell someday. If you follow and teach your children these mothers were there to tell security how my grandsteps, you too will have a happy ending to talk daughter dressed that day. Let this be a lesson to “all men.” Make sure to note how your children about. My daughter is an occupational therapist who are dressed so you can give accurate descriptions. often takes Down syndrome children on field Unfortunately, men usually do not pay attention. trips. She followed a simple, but effective way to protect children. On the first day of our vacation Frederick Rast is a business owner and mayor in she wrote her cell phone number with a laundry Atlantic Highlands. marker on the upper right shoulder of each of our

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OPINION Are you ‘putting on’ the right jeans for optimal health? job right. But have you spent That’s right, males and feany time thinking about how males alike, the jeans you choose to best use your “genes” to be to use as an expression of youras healthy as possible. self are going to have a profound Many of us like to say “oh effect on overall health and wellit’s all genetics” I just don’t ness. have the ——- gene, I have Oh, am I saying jeans? I mean the ——— gene. Or, “my parto say genes. But now that I have ents both have type II diabetes your attention I hope you will that’s why I’m going down read a little further. It may radithat road.” But don’t sell yourcally change your thinking and self short. Don’t wear the your health. “Jeans” are that imsame “jeans” your parents did. portant. Don’t you think? Choose to express your geJust as you can choose what By DR. netic information differently. “jeans” you will best display on RICHARD MARZO The emerging science called your body (or what jeans will help display your body best) you can choose Nutrigenomics tells us that we can change what “genes” you will display or express to how our genetic information is used or exbe your healthiest. Genes are the biochemi- pressed simply by the foods we eat and the cal material that makes us unique. We are vitamins we take. Nutrigenomics is an incredible and raploaded with it, in each and every cell of our bodies. They determine everything about us. idly expanding science that simply put, is the However it is not all used or expressed study of the effects of foods and food conover the course of our lives. Now I know stituents on gene expression. Nutrients can some of you spend quite some time in the turn on or off certain genes. Nutrients are stores and in your bedroom mirrors trying to like little messengers that enter our each and figure out which “jeans” are going to do the every cell and tell the genes to turn on, or be

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expressed, or turn off and not be expressed. By expressed I mean have an impact on our bodies. In other words, your food and vitamin choices can turn on, or produce the expression of, the “high blood sugar gene” or the “migraine gene” or the “obesity gene” just as simply as they can turn on or express the stable blood sugar gene or the low cholesterol gene or the “lean and mean” jean (oops sorry did it again)… gene. A great example of this is a set of identical twins that as they age take on different body shapes, health challenges or chronic illnesses. They have the same genetic material but it is being expressed differently. Another consideration is how we feed our children. As the father of two young girls this is always on my mind, unfortunately for them. Frequently you hear a parent say, “Oh they can eat like that and get away with it, they’re only 10 years old,” as they scarf down a pile of sugar, saturated fat and chemical additives. Although it is true that they may not pack on the weight or get diabetes or heart disease immediately, they are altering genetic expression that will set the stage

for future health challenges. Our genetic material most certainly determines who we are but there is soooooo much of it and it is not all expressed at any one time. It’s kind of like playing 7-card stud poker. You get to pick your best five out of the seven. It’s your choice. Make the right one. Choose a healthy diet of whole foods with an abundance of colorful fruits and vegetables. Choose vitamin supplements and nutriceuticals of superior quality based on your individual needs. Your needs should be determined via routine blood work, specialized lab testing and or health assessment questionnaires. Play all your aces so your “jeans” will help you express the healthiest you. Dr. Richard Marzo is owner of Pinnacle Wellness and Pain Relief in Matawan N.J. and has been practicing chiropractic and nutrition in the community for over 20 years. His emphasis is on balancing body structure and biochemistry for optimal health and energy. He can be reached at 732-566-8700. For additional information visit

Living free from tyranny My wife often asks me how lawyers can represent people accused of some of the most heinous crimes. Undoubtedly these crimes are all horrible acts committed by depraved and dangerous people. Nonetheless, these accused are entitled to have their day in court, under our system of criminal justice. Under our system, everyone is “innocent until proven guilty.” A standard developed over many years of jurisprudence and, although not specifically stated in our Constitution, aspects of same such as the right to a jury trial and the right to By avoid self-incrimination are clearly LARRY SHAPIRO set forth by our Forefathers. They recognized that a rush to judgment, or worse, the ability of a sovereign state to

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accuse, try, and punish its citizens without access to a fair hearing is a threat to the very liberty they fought to attain. They had seen history repeat itself over and over in the shape of kings and rulers who could imprison, torture, and even kill those accused of committing wrongs, solely based upon the word of the State. Even today people who do not have access to a fair and open criminal justice system in places like Syria, Libya, and Egypt and were jailed indefinitely, without due process, have fought for freedom from oppression. They have sacrificed to topple rulers who imprison political rivals, abduct dissenters, and effectively quash any opportunity for a free and open society to take hold. Those people are fighting to achieve what we have been blessed with because our justice system provides a stable basis from which our society and its citizens have been able to advance, living free from tyranny. Larry Shapiro is a partner in the firm of Ansell Grimm & Aaron which has been serving clients in Monmouth County and throughout New Jersey for over 80 years.

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OPINION Figuring out how much I can give away There is no issue that causes over ten years now, and I have more confusion with the people never had a millionaire qualI meet than the confluence of gift ify for Medicaid through tax and Medicaid planning. planning. When meeting with people, they The reason I mention this will say to me, “Can’t my mom is because the $10,000-a-year give away $10,000 a year withgift thing is really an issue for out it causing problems with millionaires. The gift amount Medicaid and the nursing is actually $13,000 a year and home?” it is called the “annual excluMedicaid planning is the sion gift.” process through which a person The annual exclusion gift attempts to preserve a portion of permits a person to give away his estate and qualify for Medi$13,000 a year to an unlimcaid sooner than he would qualited number of people without By ify for Medicaid without JOHN CALLINAN reducing his lifetime credit planning. Medicaid is a governagainst gift tax. So, Mr. ment-sponsored health insurance program Smith could give away $13,000 each and for needy individuals. Unlike most health every year to every member of his family insurance programs, Medicaid will pay for and every friend he has without reducing the costs of long-term care, such as care in his lifetime credit against gift tax. a nursing home or an assisted living resiAnd what is the lifetime credit against dence. gift tax? $5,000,000. In other words, Mr. Some people claim that millionaires Smith would have to give away $5,000,000 qualify for Medicaid by planning with a before he would use up his lifetime credit lawyer. I’ve been an elder law attorney for against gift tax. Only after Mr. Smith de-

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pletes his $5,000,000 would Mr. Smith pay gift tax. It is the person who makes the gift who would pay gift tax if a tax were owed. The recipient of a gift never pays gift tax. The annual exclusion gift is in addition to the $5,000,000 lifetime credit. So, for instance, if Mr. Smith gave away $13,000 to ten of his friends, he would not reduce his $5,000,000 lifetime credit. If, however, Mr. Smith gave away $14,000 to one of his friends, he would reduce his $5,000,000 lifetime credit to $4,999,000. As you can see, most people do not have gift tax issues. While I don’t recommend giving away large portions of your money for no purpose, don’t let gift tax concern you. It is very unlikely that you will ever pay gift tax. The Medicaid Office, on the other hand, could careless about the annual exclusion gift. If Mr. Smith gives away $13,000 within the five years before applying for Medicaid, Medicaid will punish Mr. Smith by making him ineligible for Medicaid benefits for a period of time, called a “penalty period.” If Mr. Smith gives away $13,000

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to ten of his friends within the five years before applying for Medicaid, Medicaid will make Mr. Smith ineligible for Medicaid benefits for an even longer period of time. Medicaid aggregates all gifts made within the five-year period of time prior to applying for Medicaid benefits and assesses a penalty period against the applicant based upon that aggregate gift number. There is no acceptable amount of money that a person can give away without facing the potential of having a period of ineligibility for Medicaid benefits assessed against them. So, the lesson is, unless you have $5,000,000 don’t worry about gift tax but do worry about Medicaid issues. If you do have $5,000,000, worry about gift tax but don’t worry about Medicaid. John W. Callinan is a certified elder law attorney (as certified by the National Elder Law Foundation, accredited by the American Bar Association). John has offices in Wall Twsp., Middletown, and Jamesburg. He can be reached at 732-706-8008 or

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YOUR SAY What was your favorite and least favorite school subject? Who was your favorite or most inspiring teacher? “Favorite subject: Chemistry. Least favorite:Writing. Favorite teacher: Nursing professor, Professor Jane Roy.” – Megan Collins Aberdeen

“Favorite subject: Math. Least favorite:History. Favorite teacher: Ms. Mazak.” – Kimberley Cassarell Keansburg

“Favorite subject: Government. Least favorite:Science. Inspiring teacher: Rosa Smith, who encouraged me to continue Spanish as a part of my life even after school requirements.” – Grace Paras Colts Neck

“Favorite subject: Astronomy. Least favorite:Statistics. Favorite teacher: Ms. Logan in HS.” – John McCarthy Keansburg

“Favorite subject: History. Least favorite:Gym. Favorite teacher: 5th grade, Ms May. I wrote a letter to President Clinton about world peace, showed it to Ms. May and she encouraged me to get the whole class to sign it (over 100 signatures) and sent it to the White House.” – Vlad Gutman Sea Bright

“Favorite subject: Chemistry. Least favorite:Biology. Favorite teacher: Mr. Tomassi, chemistry teacher, because he used to light the desk on fire to show how the wood was treated.” – Veronica Hoffman Union Beach

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A local community newspaper serving the Bayshore area in Monmouth County, NJ. Features include: Local Charity of the Month, Local Pet Corner...