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By LISA A. MINIERI Correspondent KEYPORT BOROUGH – On a beautiful, clear Sunday afternoon in October, about 100 people showed up to “A Garden Party” to benefit the first Keyport Garden Walk, scheduled to take place on June 9-10, 2012. The party was organized by the master gardeners of the Keyport Garden Club. Headed by Clare Skeen, this event took place at the Trinity Restaurant on Broad Street in Keyport. Charles Merla, owner of Trinity Restaurant for five years, generously allowed the event to be held in his restaurant. “After seeing the difference the Garden Club has made in the community, I decided to offer my restaurant for their use,” Merla said. Merla and Ann Boyce, president of the Garden Walk, are in quite a few of the same committees so they know each other fairly well. In addition to donating his venue, Merla also supplied the food and light beverages. The Trinity Restaurant staff, along with the members of the Garden Club, supplied and served the food and beverages during the three-hour event. Guests enjoyed sandwiches, carrot cupcakes, zucchini cakes and Hibiscus punch while listening to soft music by Allen Milewski and Dave Reilly The tables were decorated with vintage floral tablecloths and topped with beautiful bouquets which were created by the Garden Party planning committee. A silent auction with gifts including gift certificates to multiple local restaurants, Massage Envy, Bayshore Tan, Elevate Yoga, and more also took place during

Members and supporters of the Keyport Garden Club gathered at Trinity Restaurant for a benefit in support of the upcoming Keyport Garden Walk.–Lisa A. Minieri

the event. There was a significant amount of sponsors, including Bayside Bar and Grill, Keyport IHOP, Espresso Joe’s, Photo Offset Printing and many more. Started in 2008, the Keyport Garden Club consists of about 20 to 25 active members. The Garden Club works yearround providing planting and gardening for all areas in the town, including the

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solar panel installations ABERDEEN TOWNSHIP — Aberdeen Township officials announced that they have finalized a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Nexus Energy Solutions of Lawrenceville, for a 557,000-KWh solar installation on five township-owned sites. The agreement concludes a selection process that began in May with a request for proposals issued by the township. The installation, expected to be fully operational by year’s end, “will be completed without any expenditure of municipal funds,” Mayor Fred Tagliarini said. “It is also anticipated to generate considerable annual savings for taxpayers by supplying approximately 70 percent of the electricity demand at the five sites, including the Municipal Complex.” “The estimated annual savings will amount to approximately $60,000 initially and reach about $85,000 in year 15, after taking into consideration the escalating cost of power over the contract period,” Tagliarini said. The project itself will essentially be self-sustaining, township officials say. “The PPA with Nexus Energy Solutions will pay all of our professional fees, infrastructure fees, installation and maintenance costs, and the cost of the equipment itself,” Councilman Greg Cannon said. “We felt we could find a better way to purchase our energy, whether it involved hybrid vehicles for our township manager and department heads, or solar or turbines for our electrical needs. With the PPA now providing the benefit of a tremendous cost-saving measure, this is a great step forward for Aberdeen in our effort to secure a more sustainable future.” The Aberdeen installation marks the initial PPA with a municipality for Nexus Energy Solutions, which has to date completed seven projects and has 14 others underway valued at more than $30 million, according to company president Bill Harris. The company, which was spun off as a separate entity from parent Nexus Properties in 2010, also provides clients with such services as energy-saving retrofits for lighting, technologies, and HVAC. “Aberdeen is a very interesting project because of its multiple sites, and the fact that the township had the foresight to get the bid package out to take advantage of both competitive trends in the solar industry, and the timing of certain in-

centives,” Harris said. “With the federal 1603 Grant program expiring at the end of the year, we will be able to achieve the five percent investment safe harbor in order to take advantage of the 30 percent tax grant.” Besides the Municipal Complex, the installation sites as outlined by township engineers CME Associates, include three pumping stations, where under-utilized open spaces will contain ground-mounted solar panels. At the Riverdale Drive Pump Station, the panels are expected to provide more than 90 percent of the site’s electric demand, with even stronger results expected at the Noble Place Pump Station (95 percent of demand) and the Greenwood Avenue Pump Station (100 percent). “There is enough property around Aberdeen’s pumping stations to accommodate these installations,” David Samuel, president of CME, said. He estimates that the installations will save the township $1 million over the 15-year life of the PPA. “The ground-mounted panels that will be utilized at these sites are unique from installations we’ve seen at pumping stations in various other communities,” he said. The final location is the Public Works Complex on Lenox Road, where a combination of rooftop and canopy panels (the latter installed over recycling areas) is expected to satisfy 100 percent of the site’s electrical usage. At the Municipal Complex on Church Street, which houses township offices and the police department, the installation will encompass a combination of rooftop, vertical mansard surfaces, main entrance canopy, and a raised solar array atop portions of the parking lot that aren’t shaded. The installation is expected to provide nearly half of the building’s electric demand. “We will work closely with CME Associates to maximize the potential of each of the five sites,” Harris said, noting that Sharp solar panels will be utilized at all five locations. With the solar installation agreement in place, CME will also conduct a comprehensive audit of the Municipal Complex’s overall energy usage, including lighting and HVAC systems. “Our goal is to continue to reduce costs and maintain services for our taxpayers,” Tagliarini said. “This is all part of a continued series of efforts to embrace sustainability throughout the township.”


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Good Ol’ Fashioned Fun For All By SUSAN MURPHY Correspondent

KEYPORT BOROUGH – The Keyport Business Alliance hosted the 14th Annual Keyport Country Jamboree and ChiliFest on Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9. Over 1,000 people from surrounding communities walked along West Front Street and visited the tables of specialty vendors and crafters offering clothing, handbags, candles, unusual jewelry, and one-of-a-kind gifts. Keyport’s stores and cafes remained open and offered visitors an opportunity to see the treasures the town had to offer year-round. A beer and wine garden was sectioned off in front of the stage where lively music was provided by the Paul Marino Band, the Due South Band, the Steel Rail Blues Band, Mark Miklos, and Michael Patrick and the Ring of Fire Band. Performances by The Legendary OK Cowboy were a hit, as were the stunts performed by the strolling Cowboys and Cowgirls. Children and adults were amazed at their skill with knife juggling, gun spinning, lassoing, and various whip cracking tricks. For a small fee, visitors received a tasting kit for the ChiliFest that included a Country Jamboree Tote Bag, map of participating restaurants, utensils, wet naps, and a ballot to vote for their favorite chili. Professional chili chefs from Keyport restaurants competed for the coveted trophy, though the true winners were the taste-testers of the incredible variety of chilis! A cake, pie, and jam contest was open to the public to enter their best creation. A section for the children included inflatable and stationary rides, a challenging mechanical bull ride, as well as airbrushed tattoos and sand art. On the Keyport Waterfront, visitors were able to observe the newly completed Isaiah Zagar Mosaic Mural Project which was created by members of the Art Society of Keyport, students and artist volunteers. This amazing work of art brought the community together as one to produce a five panel mural depicting the best of Keyport. The Keyport Garden Club had a colorful fall display and handed flyers to visitors about their Keyport Garden Walk to be held on June 9 and 10, 2012. The two-day Country Jamboree and ChiliFest was worth attending both days and buying some of the great chili to take home!

Experiencing the Jamboree & ChiliFest By KRISTIN KERRIGAN Special to the Community Messenger KEYPORT BOROUGH – The 14th Annual Country Jamboree and Chili Fest was held on October 8 and 9 on West Front Street in Keyport. Many local organizations and businesses were represented at the festival, offering an array of goods to attendees. Judging by the crowd, there was something for everyone. Broad Street was lined with booths from restaurants, vendors, church organizations and local charities. ChiliFest had a wide variety of food, ranging from the seafood chili of Bahr’s restaurant to a roast beef sandwich with horseradish sauce from the Kiwanis Club. Barbecue fans could grab a pulled pork sandwich or baby back ribs from the Big Harlie’s Barbecue tent. There were appetizers like jalapeño poppers for the snacking kind. A cold beer or sangria from the beer and wine tent quenched the thirst of many while the sun was high and hot. Southern Steel took the stage and southern rock lovers flocked to picnic tables to watch and listen. There were games, a moon bounce for children, gun twirling and lassoing to see. Spectators gathered around as festival-goers attempted to stay on the mechanical bull as long as possible. A cornhole tournament roared in the parking lot of McDonagh’s and jewelry and purse enthusiasts walked from vendor to vendor in search of the cutest new bag or necklace. I was interested in learning more about some of the charities at ChiliFest and spoke to Sherry Hill from the Kiwanis Club. Hill said the organization strives to aid children via health programs, education and fundraising. They give scholarships to underprivileged children and try their best to help the hungry, homeless and less fortunate. They show these children leadership and I think that what they do is incredible. I always saw Kiwanis International signs on Highway 36, but never had any idea what the Kiwanis Club is. I’m really glad that I spoke to Hill and got a better understanding of this charity. Overall, ChiliFest was a great experience. I loved that anyone, no matter their age, gender or interests, can find something to get into. It is truly wonderful to attend an event that brings families together for some good ol’ fashioned fun that takes most of us back to our childhoods. I highly recommend Chili Fest to anyone that likes to have a good time and enjoys an afternoon with friends and family. The festival is free and much of the profits are being donated. Judging of chili on the first day and homemade pies and cakes on the second day adds another level of excitement and serves as a way to bring the vendors and festivalgoers together. It also acquaints the attendees with one another. Between a live band, tons of food to eat, contests, a great crowd, delicious drinks and plenty of window-shopping to do, ChiliFest is a great way to spend the day.

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November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time to thank, support, educate and empower family caregivers. According to the National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA), more than 65 million people, or approximately 30 percent CareOne King James is interviewing applicants of the U.S. population, provide care interested in a career change to enter into a certified for a chronically ill, disabled or aged nursing assistant program at no cost. Applicants family member or friend during any given year and spend an average of are required to have a high school diploma or 20 hours per week providing care for equivalent (GED) to be eligible for consideration. their loved one. Many individuals in need of Individuals selected will be offered employment care—including the elderly and while attending the certification program. disabled persons—would have difFor more information call ficulty remaining safely in their homes without the support of their Donna Nardone, Nursing Director at 732-291-3400. relatives and caregivers. CareOne at King James The NFCA began to honor family caregivers in 1994 to draw attention 1040 Highway 36 to the many challenges facing them, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716 advocate for stronger public policy 732-291-3400 to address family caregiving issues and raise awareness about community programs that support family caregivers. President Clinton signed the first proclamation of National Family Caregivers Month in 1997, and every president since then has recognized National Family Caregivers Month every November. “Whether caring for a parent, relative or friend, our nation’s caregivers selflessly devote their time and energy to provide for the AD PROOF health and well-being of a beloved family member,” Allen Kuhn, from Accepted by: Right at Home, Northern Monmouth Date: County, said. “During National If you are making corrections, they must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to publication date. If any changes are made after that time, no second proof will be sent. If we do not receive the proof back to our office by 5 p.m. Wednesday, we will assume that everything is fine with the ad and we will run it as is. All Business & Service Directory Ads, Classified and Special Home Improvement page ads are prepay only by cash, check or credit card. Please sign and fax back to us at 732-747-5445.

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Family Caregivers Month, we honor the individuals who care for family members who could not otherwise look after themselves.” Caregiving takes its toll physically and emotionally. Caregivers tend to their loved ones’ health and well-being but often neglect their own health. The NFCA stated that 23 percent of family caregivers who provide aid for loved ones for five years or more report their health is fair or poor. “The best way to ensure you will continue to be there for your loved one is to take care of yourself,” Kuhn said. “Stay in touch with friends and family members, as they provide support to help you cope with the demands of caregiving. Exercise and eat a well-balanced diet. Incorporate humor into your day. And most importantly, seek help when you feel overwhelmed. Right at Home can provide respite services so you can take time for yourself and get the physical and mental rest you need.” If you are a family caregiver, the NFCA’s website, www.nfcacares. org, is a valuable resource for information, support and advice. Remember to take time this month to celebrate who you are and the importance of what you are doing. While November may be the official month to recognize your efforts as a family caregiver, every month—and every day—is one in which you make a difference in the life of a loved one.

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A revival for Union Beach Memorial Library By MICHELLE TUCHOL Correspondent UNION BEACH BOROUGH – The aisles may not go for miles, but you will no doubt find the reading material you’re looking for in the nooks of the meticulously placed books at the Union Beach Library. For over 70 years, the Union Beach Memorial Library has given back to the small community who continue to put life into it. During its grand re-opening on September 24, council members of the Union Beach Library Association were able to see just how much the historic establishment has changed as well as the enrichment it has given to locals. It may seem as though I’m talking about this public library as being a living entity; in fact, it’s the members of this building who continue to make the changes necessary to keep up with the public library evolution. Ask Sharon Khan, the devoted president of the Union Beach Library Association, and she will no doubt agree that library office manager Danielle Biondi has brought a fresh breath back into the building. “She has not only stepped up to the plate, but has taken the ball and run with it,” Khan said during the re-opening com-

mencement. Khan explained the importance of the historic establishment as a place where everyone is invited to learn. A ceremonial ribbon cutting ended her speech and marked the beginning of what council members and staff hope to be a positive change. As far as changes go, the Union Beach Library has a freshly repainted lobby, renovated bathrooms and a new children’s section. Biondi stressed that the children’s area was one of the most important things to change for her. She believes the future of the library will be taken into the hands of our children. The events that followed on the grand reopening were geared towards the younger children of the community: face painters, storytellers, and a Mad Science table completed the activities to keep youngsters occupied. The Union Beach Library currently offers study time for third and fourth graders every Monday and Wednesday, and encourages all students to come to the library and use their computers to aid in research. Memorial School generously donated two computers to the library and staff members know that they were well-received.

The Union Beach Library also hopes to keep adults coming in as well. Biondi is pushing a book club. It’s an easy way for members of the community to share another commonality and communicate with others about the elements of reading. To pique older readers’ interest, author Lee Rubin was at the re-opening promoting his first book, “Winning: Simple Insights to Help You Win the Game of Life.” Rubin, a Manalapan resident, was pleased to share the positive experience of recruiting people back to the library. Aside from getting the young and old to visit, enrichment programs have also been at the forefront of the library’s mission. Since the building’s creation in 1937, homework help and education for the town are still prevalent. The Union Beach Library started as Union Beach War Memorial Library, a dream that local Catherine Liekefet thought would bring children closer together. The small building was constructed with the help of World War II veterans who donated all their time and supplies free of charge.

Although Liekefet had no knowledge of libraries or how to be a librarian, she did know that the kids in her neighborhood needed a place to go, so she tried her best to make it work.Years later, Union Beach residents believe in the power of learning, reading and sharing these values with others. “My aim is to bring the community back to the library,” Khan said with a smile. With the creativity and support of staff members and the library association, her goal has already been achieved.

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By CHRIS FOTACHE Special to Community Messenger LAKE COMO BOROUGH – On September 21, I had the pleasure to organize, together with Rosa Davis, our first Jersey Shore Fashion Show. The event took place on the Grotto Beach at Bar Anticipation in Lake Como, and Mother Nature graced us with great weather on the last day of summer. “We wanted to do something for the community, to bring together small businesses from the Jersey Shore with the beautiful ladies from the area, and we thought a fashion show would be a great and fun idea,” Davis said. We picked some of the best boutiques from coastal Monmouth County and tried to promote them and help them kick-start their fall season. We also decided that the event will benefit the Mental Health Association of Monmouth County, a great local charity devoted to helping everyone live a mentally healthier life. It was indeed a joint community effort. Most of our models were beginners, including high-school students and a grandma of three, but there were also seasoned models from the NYC fashion scene, radio stars and respected

business owners. The boutiques did their best to dress up the girls so they’d represent the style of every store. Local hair stylists and makeup artists offered to help, including a big crew from the Paul Mitchell school, Allison’s Hair Creations, Nicole Rubino and Motives Cosmetics. Local singers Joe Miller, Sibling Rivalry and Suki-Liyah entertained the crowd, while DJ Kaos played the hottest tunes for the runway and the MC of the show was DonnaLyn Giegerich, a well-known empowerment and wellness spokeswoman. The boutiques featured in the fashion show included JLynn’s Boutique, from Belmar; Rare Cargo, Manasquan; FYB Boutique, Asbury Park; Jenna and Molly, from Pier Village in Long Branch and from Rumson came Posch Boutique. Wearing Posch outfits was none other than WRAT Radio’s Rock Girl Melissa. “I think the event was an excellent way to promote local businesses while everyone gets a chance to network with all kinds of business types,” Jaimie Hardell, owner of JLynn’s Boutique, said. The “youngest” shop in the line-up was the new Uphoria in Little Silver. Tina Montanez opened it just over a month ago and was excited to show off her line at the fashion show. “Being a brand new boutique in Little Silver, the Jersey Shore Fashion Show was not only an amazing experience, but a great way to get to know local business owners around

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Securing your electronics By KAITLIN SEVERINI Correspondent


aptops. Tablets. Smartphones. Desktop computers. In today’s world, we have a myriad of gadgets in which we store a variety of personal—and often sensitive— information like tax documents, passwords and banking statements, not to mention mementos like photos, correspondence and journals. Many of us don’t think about these electronics crashing (or worse: getting stolen) when we purchase them. Many of us just can’t wait to rip open the package and play with our new toys. Taras Rudko, Chief Information Officer at AMRCON©, a managed services provider that offers on-demand support (ODS©) for IT maintenance at the business and individual levels, knows the consequences of not protecting and backing up electronics. “I’ve seen people lose their personal financial information, along with years of photos,” Rudko said. “They would have to spend thousands of dollars to get the data back, but most of the time they will not go down that road.” For individuals and businesses, companies like AMRCON© provide affordable backup solutions that can help customers avoid costly recovery efforts if a gadget ceases to function or has been lost or stolen. An expert in the managed services industry, Rudko offers several points of advice when purchasing electronics. “Educate yourself,” Rudko said. “It’s your job as a consumer to know what you’re buying and know what its features are. Know your model and serial numbers.” Initially, Rudko said, AMRCON© employees will always ask customers for these two numbers if a device has been misplaced or stolen. Writing down this information (and keeping it in a safe place) can help expedite the recovery process. Another piece of advice: Purchase backup or recovery software. This can save consumers money down the line. A backup system replicates a device’s data each day, ensuring information is accessible even if

the device is lost, stolen or permanently damaged. “Don’t forgo buying the GPS module,” Rudko also said. “It’s foolish.” With a GPS module, a lost or stolen device can be tracked down in under a minute. An officer can then locate it, and if applicable, apprehend the person who took it. If a consumer has opted for a service like the one AMRCON© offers, a device can be tracked down in a variety of remarkable ways. Remote sound recording can capture noise and voices near the device, which can help AMRCON© employees and law enforcement agents to pinpoint its location. With cameras built in to many gadgets, there is the ability to even snap a photo of the perpetrator. If a device cannot be tracked down quickly, which can be the case in older electronics without GPS modules, AMRCON© can remotely destroy the data on the device. For users who keep third-party information on their computers or tablets (such as health care professionals with data that could violate HIPAA policy if made public or small business owners who keep customer account information), this option can be especially important. Encryption is another security measure that consumers can take in the event that their devices are lost or stolen. Rudko mentioned that there are a number of pay-for and free products that can encrypt devices. Encryption prompts the user to enter a key; enter the incorrect key, and obtaining access to the device’s data is virtually impossible. In most cases, even a genius hacker can’t crack an encrypted gadget. “All these things exist out there in our world and they’re not that expensive,” Rudko said of the available security options. “There’s software that can assist in recovery, backup.” Laptops, tablets and smartphones are small, compact and expensive, and a thief can snatch these electronics in an instant. Storing them in a safe place (or simply out of view) in your home or car can keep burglars at bay. “There is common sense,” Rudko said. “If you care about something, don’t leave it lying around.” To avoid losing your devices and the valuable data they hold, know your electronics, back them up and keep them in a safe place. Experts like AMRCON©’s Taras Rudko has seen the negative consequences when consumers fail to take the proper precautions, but he has also seen miraculous recoveries when consumers have taken the time to secure their devices.

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Official Community Newsletter of the



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 Congratulations to JB


ovember is the start of holiday season, cooler weather and shorter days. Town Hall is still working hard with road projects and shared services. Hazlet Avenue reconstruction has started and we are trying to minimize any inconveniences. New curbs, sidewalks and road repairs will be performed. Angela Circle, Davern Avenue and Beers Street Safe Roads to School road projects have also begun. Next year’s road programs will include Laurel Avenue in the West Keansburg section of town. We know these projects will enhance our town and make travelling for all residents safer and better. Hurricane Irene left her mark in Hazlet. Overall, the town fared well but we did have some flooding and power outages in areas. We are meeting with state and county agencies to remedy or minimize any of these types of issues in the future. Special thanks to all emergency responders during this event. Many hours were spent which held these issues to a minimum. Again, thank you all.

Hazlet, Keyport and Matawan are creating a regional court which is projected to save taxpayers money in the first year and each year following based on a rolling average of costs and revenues. This is the first such project in the county and Hazlet has taken the lead in getting this done. We look forward to working together and making this a success. STARS 5K annual run is taking place on October 30th and we look forward to seeing everyone out at Veterans Park and making this another success. All proceeds go to local projects for special needs. If you do not want to run or walk, please come out and support this great group of young people. Hazlet Day was another success despite the cloudy weather. And we look forward to the Halloween costume contest on October 30th following the 5K event. Please come out and see all of the great costumes. Please have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving.

Scott Aagre, AIA Mayor

Hazlet Alliance Celebrated National Red Ribbon Week


he Hazlet Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse sponsored our annual Red Ribbon Campaign from October 23-31, 2011, by offering all our school children the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to a drug-free lifestyle. All school students in the Township of Hazlet demonstrated their commitment to be drug-free by participating in various red ribbon educational activities at their school during this week long campaign and wearing red bracelets with the message “HAZLET KIDS ARE DRUG FREE.” All school staff wore red ribbons with the message “PROUD TO BE DRUG FREE” and large red bows were displayed throughout all the schools. RED RIBBON WEEK is dedicated to Enrique Camarena, a drug enforcement agent who was killed by drug traffickers in Mexico in 1985. In response to his death, parents across the country began wearing Red Ribbons to symbolize their commitment to being healthy and drug-free. In 1988, the first National Red Ribbon Week was established to be held annually in October. The President and First Lady are the chairpersons. Each year the Red Ribbon Campaign has grown and now impacts millions of Americans like no other drug prevention movement in history.

General Election Day TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2011

POLLS ARE OPEN FROM 6 AM UNTIL 8 PM Call the Municipal Clerk’s Office for more information at 732-264-1700, Ext. 8686

On Sunday, October 2, 2011, Fire Official John Beslanovitz was honored with two awards at the annual Monmouth County Fire Marshals Medal Day. JB was awarded The Administration Award by the Monmouth County Fire Marshal’s Office and Fire Inspector of the Year by the Monmouth County Fire Prevention Protection Association. JB received these awards due to his continuing unselfish dedication to the firefighters overseas.

Town Hall Closures

The municipal building will be closed in observance of the following:

November 8 November 11 November 24

General Election Day Veterans Day Thanksgiving Day

General Contact Information Police/Fire/EMS:

Town Hall: Recreation: Public Works: Resident Requests:

Emergency Dial 9-1-1 Non-Emergency 732-264-6565 732-264-1700 732-739-0653 732-787-3636 732-217-8682

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Hazlet Alliance promotes the Great American Smokeout T

o help raise awareness of the dangers of tobacco use, especially for children, the Hazlet Alliance will be sponsoring various activities in the high school and middle school on November 17th in recognition of the Great American Smokeout. The Great American Smokeout is an annual event that is held on the third Thursday in November each year. This year the event date is November 17. The Great American Smokeout is held annually to encourage Americans (of whom 45.8 million smoke) to quit tobacco smoking. The Great American Smokeout has been held for more than 30 years and helps to spotlight the dangers of tobacco use and the challenges of quitting. On this day smokers are challenged to not smoke a cigarette for 24 hours with the hope that their decision to quit for 24 hours will turn into a decision to stop smoking forever. Throughout the United States there are an estimated 47 million adults who currently smoke and approximately half will die prematurely from smoking. The leading cause of cancer death for both men and women is lung cancer and this year there will be about 170,000 new cases of lung cancer diagnosed in the U.S. More than 80 percent of all lung cancers are thought to result from smoking. Each year, nearly 500,000 Americans die from tobacco use. One of every six deaths in the United States is a result of smoking tobacco, making tobacco more lethal than all other addictive durgs combined.

All Smokers Accept the challenge on November 17 – Don’t smoke for 24 hours Take the opportunity on November 18 to stop smoking and commit to making it the first day of a long-term plan to quit for good. Get help to quit. Without help, only 1 in 20 smokers who try to quit are able to do so. There are many things you can do to greatly increase your success such as medications, nicotine gum or patch and counseling.

Remember - Being tobacco free is the most important thing you can do for your health

Facebook and Twitter Keep Citizens Informed


hrough Hazlet’s new municipal website ( residents can also click to “follow” township news and updates through our official Facebook and Twitter accounts. Breaking news and information are regularly posted to these accounts which makes it simple to get the news on your

smartphone or email as it happens. Many residents learned the benefit of this service during Hurricane Irene where regular updates were issued throughout the storm on topics ranging from evacuation routes to damage assessments. We hope you will logon today.

Recreational Calendar of Events Nov 11 Nov 22 Dec 2 Dec 3

Bus trip Radio City 2pm Christmas Show $74/front mezz Thanksgiving Dinner Tree & Menorah Lighting 6 pm Breakfast with Santa & Holiday Show


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

Hazlet Recreation Programs (Call 732-739-0653 for more information)

***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.



2011/2012 Winter & Spring Sessions 10 weeks each 3 Year Olds - 9:30-11 :30 am 4 Year Olds -12:00-2:30 pm M/W/F - $265 residents M/W/F $305 residents $315 non residents $365 non residents Beginner Karate -starting Nov. 5th, 8 one-hour Saturday sessions, 10-11 am, $45, for ages 4-12 years, held at Amato’s Studio on Palmer Ave. $30 uniform purchase at Amato’s prior to start. Next session Jan. 21st KidzArt, Nov. 14th for ages 4 & 5, $84/6 weeks, Mondays, 11am to 12pm. Gymnastics Jan. 2nd Mon & Wed/8 weeks, 16 sessions, $68. Grades K-8, Session times are 5:40, for boys and girls kindergarten to 8 years, and 6:50 girls only K to 8 years, and 8pm for ages 9 & up girls only; Chinese Classes –Jan. 8th, 10 classes, Sundays, 3-5 pm $150 There will be no Mom/Dad/Me or Me without Mom classes until January

ADULT PROGRAMS NEW Introduction to Knitting Free class, 1 hour, Thursday, Nov. 3rd 7-8pm. Max 8 participants and they would need to bring 1 skein of 4 ply yarn and $1.07 to pay for knitting needles If enough interest classes will be started for a fee. T’ai Chi Chih Nov. 30th , Wednesdays, 6:30-8 pm, $ 135/8 weeks Art Mondays, 7-8:30 pm, $48/5 weeks begins Nov. 28th . Must bring acrylic paints, red, yellow, blue, black & white and a canvas board. Next session Jan. 9th Cardio Kickboxing, Nov. 14th, Mon & Wed, 7-8pm, $90/8weeks, 16 sessions Body Conditioning, Nov. 8th, Tues & Thurs, 9:30-10:30, 8 weeks, 16 classes, $90 Zumba Tuesdays, Nov. 29th, 7-8 pm, 10 classes $80. Zumba Gold Saturdays, Nov. 7th, 9:30-10:30, 10 classes, $80.


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Phone: 732-264-3900

Starting November 27th, we will be open Sundays 10-5


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The NMCC “Perkolator” Every Friday 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. @ Keyport IHOP 106 Route 36 Keyport, NJ

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Calendar Events Continued MONMOUTH PARK

Holiday Arts & Crafts Marketplace

11/25 & 11/26, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Admission: $5 Parking: FREE Live music and quality artists and craftsmen from all over the tri-state area will be participating.We will have 100 plus exhibitors at the Craft show from all over the tri-state area. Admission is $5 and parking is free. For more information, call 732.223.3710 or visit



Christmas Celebration Kick-off Hayrides, Santa’s workshop & Clayton Livery Miniature Village Train Spectacular. Sponsored by Spring Lake CC. For more information, call 732.449.0577 or visit www.

If you have any questions please call 732-739-1743.

Located at the Red Bank business district. For more information, call 732.842.4244 or visit


Classic Horse & Carriage Rides 11/26 – 12/18

Free fun rides on the horse and carriage around the Red Bank business district and enjoy the sounds and sights of the holiday season. Two Locations: Bridge Ave (across from the Galleria) and Broad St (in front of Murphy Style Grill). For more information, call 732.842.4244 or visit www.


Pictures with Santa 11/26 – 12/18

Pictures with Santa will be taken every Saturday and Sunday. Charges apply. Located at The Galleria in Red Bank. For more information, call 732.530.7300 or visit

Educating Beginners (age 3) through Grade 12

11/28 – 12/22


Holiday Harmonies

Where Every Child is Known and Valued

Come celebrate our 11th year and support the Middletown Youth Athletic Association. This is a challenging run for all abilities on scenic and hilly country roads that will help you work off some Thanksgiving dinner. Both the 5k and 15k are an out-and-back course that start & end in Bodman Park. Arrive early, parking is limited! For more information, go to

R.A.I.N.E. Toy Drive

11/26, 12:00-3:00 p.m.


2011 Navesink Challenge



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A Currier & Ives Christmas 12/3 - 9:30am - 2:30pm

In just about one month’s time, the Presbyterian Church House in Shrewsbury (352 Sycamore Ave.) will be transformed into a late 19th century Christmas wonderland. Everyone is cordially invited to come and enjoy this festive event! We will have the traditional booths: Christmas Handcrafts, Trim-A-Tree decorations, ‘Nearly New’, recycled jewelry, books and toys (featuring Boyd’s Bears) as well as poinsettias, photos with Santa, wonderful baked goods and gourmet treats. Our Boy Scout troop will be selling wreaths and our Deacons will serve up a delicious lunch in The Five and Six Pence Pub. Mark your calendar and bring along your friends and neighbors for a Christmas from a less hectic time. Any questions? Call Linda Zucaro 732-922-3708 prior to 11/16/11) or Helen Adler 732-747-8525.


Kiwanis Club Comedy Night 12/9 - 8:00 PM

Location: Town & Country Inn. Tickets: $20.00 per person. For more information or tickets, call 732-241-9212 or 732-264-6048 or email comedynight@


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Happy Thanksgiving! We will be Open until 2 PM Reopening 5 AM on Black Friday.

Holiday Hours: Christmas Eve - Close at 8 PM Christmas Day 7 AM - 2 PM New Years Eve - Close 10 PM

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Upcoming Events Women in Business Luncheon

Thursday, November 3 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM Our event sponsor is Deborah Anne Jurek-Downie, CFA. Buttonwood Manor, 845 State Rt 34, Matawan, NJ. Full service lunch. $40

Networking & Business Card Exchange Two River Community Bank 1250 Route 35, Middletown Tuesday, November 15 from 6 to 8 PM Light Refreshments and Snacks will be served. FREE to all members and non-members!

Holiday Gala Join our Sponsor Scudery Enterprises

Thursday, December 1 from 6 - 9 PM Jacques Reception Center, 500 Palmer Avenue, Middletown Dinner, Gift Raffle, Cash Bar, Great Networking Opportunities This years price was reduced 25% per couple from last year! Member $45 / Guest $35

Weekly Perkolator Schedule

Every Friday from 8 to 9:15 AM Keyport IHOP - 106 Route 36 (by Stop & Shop) Members $10 / Non Members: $15 / Guest of Members are FREE! Price includes: Breakfast, beverage, tax, gratuity and great networking! November 4 - Board Host: Nancy Davis - Laser Renew Guest Presenter - Glen Dalakian - CSAV November 11 - Board Host: Pamela Callendar - Counsellors Title Agency, LLC Guest Presenter: Ron Laborde - Cash Flow Credit Counseling & Collections, LLC November 18 - Board Host: Bill Atkins - Red Bank Limo Guest Presenter: Lisa Warshofsky - Dynamic Health & Nutrition November 28 - NO PERKOLATOR

Visit our website to join or pay online for these events: The Northern Monmouth County Chamber is your partner in business and the community. We add value to our members!

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Social Media Time Management Brookdale Community College - Hazlet Facility November 29th - 9 to Noon Pre-Register $35 / $45 at the door

Does Social Media consume your valuable time? Are you a business that has limited resoures for Social Media? Do you feel the need to respond instantly to requests? Learn Best Demonstrated Practices and how to use valable FREE tools to help you better manage you time better. Our class is 2 hours long with another hour of lab time to work one on one and in smaller groups to improve your skills. Learn how to preschedule posts and the best times to post on Social Media. Learn the Tricks professionals use! Follow us on Twitter @SMWizards Connect with us on Facebook: Social Media Wizards Pre-Register at or call Shirley at 732-757-2891

“We do Social Media for you so you don’t have to!”

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‘Titanic’ sets sail at Spotlight Players MATAWAN BOROUGH – On the eve of the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s ill-fated maiden voyage, Spotlight Players sets sail on its 2011-2012 season with the blockbuster Broadway hit, “Titanic – The Musical.” This spectacular show will take audience members on an emotional roller coaster ride, from the excitement of boarding the largest moving object in the world, to the thrilling and dramatic second half, after the ship collides with a massive iceberg. Join us as we hear about the hopes and dreams of immigrants eager to make the voyage to start a better life in America, about the pride of some of the wealthiest and most powerful individuals on earth, and about acts of bravery and devotion, cowardice and selfishness, as all aboard the ship face the unthinkable and inevitable. “This production of Titanic places the audience in the center of the action as the players move about the entire theater during the course of the show,” director Cliff Greene, of Freehold, said. “Staging the show this way envelops the audience so they feel more a part of the soaring melodies of the musical than ever before. I wanted them to fully experience ‘Titanic,’ not just watch it.” The cast is largely made up of adult actors, singers, and dancers from Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean counties. To increase the opportunities for cast members in this 10 1 WORLD SPLIT 4C HP CP 9/20/11 2:25 PM Page 1 large ensemble show, many roles have been double-cast, allowing the company to better showcase multiple talents. Greene, who has both directed and acted in numerous Spotlight shows, leads a large and dedicated production

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staff, including Meredith Henriques, of Matawan, and John Haschak, of Bayonne; Producer Lizz Naishtut, of Red Bank; Assistant Director, Dramaturge Sam Guistiniani, of Cranford; and Stage Manager Abby Samaha, of Aberdeen. “Titanic” is musically directed by Justin Ryan, of Ocean Grove, who leads a large orchestra of talented musicians from the area. Also on the production team is Katie Rowe, of Middletown, as the Student Assistant Director, a position Spotlight Players created several years ago to foster interest in the theater among young people. It allows high school students to learn the practical “behind the scenes” aspects of staging a full musical. Performances will take place on November 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 8 p.m. and November 13, 19 and 20 at 3 p.m. Tickets prices are $18 for regular admission and $15 for seniors and students. Complimentary refreshments are served at intermission. Reservations can be made by calling 732-583-7874, or by completing the online reservation form on www. All performances are at the First Presbyterian Church of Matawan, located at the intersection of Franklin Street and Route 34 in Matawan (3 blocks north of Main Street). There is ample free parking. Additional information about the show can be found on the Spotlight website,, or by visiting the Spotlight Facebook page at spotlightplayersnj.

Top row (L to R): Frank Falisi (Frederick Barrett), Matthew Rifkin (Jim Farrell), Michael Valentine (Edgar Beane) Bottom row (L to R): Mady Nichas (Alice Beane), Jessica Magdosko (Kate McGowan), Samantha Giustiniani (Kate McGowan), Erica Eckhaus (Kate Mullins), Katie Rowe (Kate Mullins), Sonya Fisher (Kate Murphey), Elise Leonard (Kate Murphey), Katie McKenna (Alice Beane)

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These pictures of the Twin Towers in New York City were taken on August 26, 2001 at 4:30 PM from a cruise ship on the Hudson River. It was a calm, beautiful day showcasing the magnificent beauty of the Twin Towers amidst the many majestic buildings in the Wall Street district. Approximately two weeks later, the destruction of the Twin Towers occurred on September 11, 2001.

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Meet Tom Basilo

Seton Hall University’s Father of Entrepreneurship By KAITLIN SEVERINI Correspondent


or the last eight years, the entrepreneurial studies graduate program at Seton Hall University (SHU) has become one of the school’s fastest growing—and most popular—programs. While many have had a hand in its development, there is no doubt that Tom Basilo, Office Managing Partner of WithumSmith+Brown in Morristown and CEO of WithumSmith+Brown Global Assurance, has been an integral part of both its creation and advancement. It all started in 2003 when Basilo, who at the time was working at Ernst & Young, attended an SHU alumni event and happened to strike up a conversation with then Dean of Stillman, Karen Boroff. “Our meeting was purely by chance,” Basilo said. “[Boroff] mentioned they were pursing the opening of an entrepreneurial studies program. I immediately offered my services.” Several months after the event, Basilo and Boroff, along with Vito DiGiovanni from Fleetwash, Inc. and Steve Waldis from Synchronoss (entrepreneurs, friends of Basilo’s and SHU alums) and newly hired director Susan Scherreik, brainstormed and developed an outline for the program. “Our goal from the start was to create practical courses that reflected real-life entrepreneurism in New Jersey,” Basilo said. “I wanted the students to understand that creating a one million–dollar business was a huge achievement. Most of the books I examined in creating the course focused on the creators of Dell and IBM. I wanted smaller visions and to have them focus on filling a societal need.” By the fall of 2004, Basilo was teaching his first graduate-level class, an intro to entrepreneurship; the class reached capacity in its first semester. Basilo’s combination of engrossing discussions, guest speakers with real-world

entrepreneurial experience and a teaching approach that isn’t by the book has made the class a favorite, and between 25 and 30 students enroll every semester. “My class is fun,” Basilo said, “and loose. I do not think entrepreneurship is a book-learning experience totally. There are no tests.” There may not be any tests, but Basilo has three requirements in his class: interview an entrepreneur, write a business plan with an original idea (a group project) and simply enough, show up. The third requirement almost seems unnecessary, given the popularity of the class: Although most of the students work full- or part-time, attendance in Basilo’s class is “always at least 85 percent.” Each semester, Basilo brings in guest lecturers, including entrepreneurs, attorneys, accountants, venture capitalists, angel investors and marketing people. “The entrepreneurs are always fascinating and they are extremely honest about the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur,” Basilo said. “I find new people every semester to keep things fresh. The [lecturers] love it and so do the students.” Despite his busy schedule, Basilo also makes it a point to meet with each of his students oneon-one during the semester to “learn about their goals and aspirations.” “It has been very enlightening, and the students really appreciate that I will take the time,” Basilo said. “And it makes the classes a bit more intimate since I know something about them.” Basilo also keeps in touch with many of his former students and has seen a few of them follow through with their business models and actually open a business. “Students stop by all the time to see how things are going,” Basilo said. “I have provided advice and contacts to several of them to nurture their plans.” Basilo’s contributions to SHU, and Stillman

Basilo Family celebrating Hall of Fame induction, September 22, 2010. Left to right: Jennifer Dauble (daughter), Matt Basilo (son), Pat Basilo (wife), Tom Basilo, Christopher Basilo (son), Jennifer Basilo (daughter-in-law).

in particular, have not gone unnoticed. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Advisors to the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and he has received a number of awards from SHU. In 2008, he was given the school’s “Many Are One” Service Award, which celebrates alumni who have “positively influenced our world,” and in 2010, he was inducted into the Entrepreneur Hall of Fall (along with Scherreik and Boroff). Also in 2010, he was named the Stillman School’s Graduate Professor of the Year and Outstanding Adjunct Professor. “Anytime you are honored and recognized, it is very special,” Basilo said. “When I pictured my life as a 20-year-old college student attending Seton Hall, I would never have pictured this. It has been a great life.” Basilo hopes to continue to grow the entrepreneurial program at SHU and eventually help

to support entrepreneurial ventures created by the program’s students. He and his colleagues also hope to make the program a concentration (or major); currently, entrepreneurial studies is a certificate program. “We want to be the number one entrepreneurial program in New Jersey,” Basilo said. “We have come such a long way in relatively short time.” Basilo resides in Tenafly, New Jersey, with his wife, Pat. When he’s not working or teaching, he spends time with his three grown children and two grandchildren, ages three and two months. He is an avid reader (and Nook owner), sports fan and occasional golfer. For more information on SHU’s Stillman School of Business and the entrepreneurial studies program, please visit academics/business.

Hazlet helps hospitals HAZLET TOWNSHIP — Local residents may have noticed firefighters and rescue workers collecting donations along the highways over the summer. What they may not have known was that the donations were going to support three local hospitals, thanks to Hazlet Fire Official John Beslanovitz. The donations were going to help St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Burn Center at Saint Barnabas and the Central Shore Chapter of Deborah Hospital. In total, $7,500 in donations was collected, so each hospital received $2,500, Beslanovitz said. Beslanovitz organized the collections, which occurred on May 21, July 9, and August 13 at the intersections of Route 36 and Laurel Avenue, Route 35 and Poole Avenue and in front of IFF at the intersection of Route 36 and Rose Lane.

According to Beslanovitz, members of the township’s three fire companies (North Centerville, West Keansburg and Hazlet Fire Comapny) helped collect, along with the North Centerville cadets, township officials and members of the IFF Fire Brigade and management. “We’ve been doing it for the past 10 years and have raised $90,000 in that time,” he said. Beslanovitz thanked the residents, commuters and shore visitors that donated, as well as the local businesses that donated food and water to the volunteers. He was also grateful for the cooperation of the police department, township committee and DOT, as well as the first aid, who were always on standby in case of heat exhaustion. Beslanovitz is already planning next year’s collections, and is hoping to get out four times, in May, June, July and August.

Hazlet and IEI officials pose in front of IFF with the donations for the three hospitals. Left to right: Bryan Choromanski, Joe Belasco, Beth DeMichele, Takesha Dye, Paul Sweeney, Tony DeMichele, Paul McGowan, Andy Bace, John Beslanovitz, Doug Centrone and Corey Hannwacker.


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Good food and good tunes at Care One BBQ By LISA A. MINIERI Correspondent ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS BOROUGH – On Sunday, September 25, the residents of Care-One King James in Atlantic Highlands had a special treat. John Fallon from the 50s group The Duprees volunteered to sing at an annual barbecue held at the assisted living facility on that Sunday afternoon. Recently becoming a patient of the facility, Fallon sang for about three hours, performing songs such as Elvis Presley’s “Georgia” and The Duprees’ “You Belong to Me.” Using both a karaoke machine and the help of several other singers including Mark “Shoe” Schumacher from Middletown and Reliance “Jack” Jacobsen from Atlantic Higlands, Fallon sang wonderfully and was quite soothing for the other residents to both sing along and listen too. The Knights of Columbus sponsored this annual event and members Don Bacci and Lou D’Agostino provided

hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dog, potato and macaroni salads with a variety of condiments and multiple kinds of soda. For dessert, residents chose between Carvel ice cream cups and vanilla cake. In addition to members of the Knights of Columbus being in attendance, several scouts from the Boy Scouts of America also provided their assistance during the BBQ. Brought by Jim Guernero, Troop 47 was a great help in distributing food and cleaning up after the residents and guests. “This is done every year with the Knights of Columbus and has been going on for 15 years,” Cathy Kane, the director of activities at King James Care One, said. As the BBQ came to an end, two of the Knights of Columbus members handed out yellow roses to all the females as they exited the dining hall. Just that one little gesture really made the women feel good and put huge smiles on their faces.

New and improved Community YMCA center reopens By FLORENCE SMITH Correspondent RED BANK BOROUGH – The Health and Wellness Center of The Community YMCA in Red Bank marked a new beginning with its Grand Re-Opening on October 14. The results of the renovations, which spanned some nine months, were unveiled to Y members, children from the Red Bank Charter School and community leaders from Red Bank and many of the surrounding towns. The mayors of both Eatontown and Red Bank, who are member of the Y, and State Senator Jennifer Beck added their congratulations and support for the newly modernized facility. Visitors entering The Community YMCA Health and Wellness Center are greeted by the openness and brightness of the lobby area, which in addition to a refreshment bar and comfortable family seating also features free Wi-Fi. This feeling is echoed throughout the building. It is a place that Tim Watters, chairman of the Y Board of Directors and chief volunteer officer, describes as “where families connect and enjoy quality time together.” “We’re pleased to be able to make this home away from home more inviting, more modern and more spacious for children, teens and adults to spend time together in a

healthy and safe environment,” Watters said. One example of the new state-of-the-art fitness facility is the updated teen area, featuring Wii consoles, a Jump Q platform and other game fitness technology. The children are able to approach fitness on their terms, with equipment meant for their bodies and the way they enjoy being active. Adults will also be able to pursue their fitness goals with more than 90 strength and cardio training machines. Group fitness areas, locker rooms and the Child Watch areas have all been upgraded to both be more inviting to the members and better meet the needs of the community. “This is phenomenal! It’s really, really nice,” long-time employee Jo Ann Rountree said. “It’s definitely more space for the members; bright and cheery for the members, going along with our new branding, our new image for the YMCA.” “I think it’s extraordinary. It’s inclusive of everyone. Everyone’s invited. The new facilities encourage community participation, more importantly they offer a wide range of activities,” Red Bank Councilman Michael Du-

Pont said. “I think there’s a lot here at the Y that everyone can use and I encourage everyone to come in for a tour.” The Community YMCA Health and Wellness Center is located at 166 Maple Avenue in Red Bank. More information about the facility and the activities that are offered are available at their website,, or by calling 732-741-2504.

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KEYPORT BOROUGH – On Tuesday night, October 4, the Keyport Ministerium Food Pantry was visited by Keyport’s AFY’s (football) team. The children, from ages seven to ten, brought their own donations in addition to volunteering their time to help at the pantry that night. Sherry Hill, Associate Director, spoke to the kids about what the food pantry does and had the children look at the dates on recently donated food to make sure they were not expired. If the food was still good, the kids would then place them on the appropriate shelves. Coach Shawn “Fig” Figueroa wanted to “show the kids something good” so instead of having practice, he brought them to the food pantry. In addition to having the football team at the building, the pantry also recently received some great news. They were selected to receive a grant in the amount of $134,375 for FY2012 from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) toward the construction of a new facility in Keyport. According to the pantry, a new facility will allow them to have the much needed privacy to conduct client and/or non-client interviews and discuss personal situations with them, and create extra space to accommodate additional food items, larger refrigeration/freezer units, space for cloth-

ing and other household items. Executive Director Isaiah Cooper has been with the pantry for 20 years and the director for seven years. “We needed to have all the funding in place before construction on the new addition can begin,” Cooper said. This is the seventh year that the food pantry has applied for this grant and it finally came through for them. Board of Trustees Chairman Reverend Matt Thiringer explained how the pantry handles donations. Usually three or four people process and distribute food into bags for pantry days, which are Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Families line up outside the building to collect their food. On average, two to three bags are given to each family, limiting them to come to the Keyport location once a month. Roughly 400 adults and 300 children are served each month. Thanks to this grant, the Keyport Ministerium Food Pantry will have their own larger building as an addition to the Community Church in Keyport on Division Street. This will avoid the recipients having to stand outside, despite the weather, waiting to receive their donations. For more information on the pantry and how to help, call 732-888-1986 or visit

Senior Appreciation Day Every Wednesday Seniors 55 and older get 50% off thier entree when they order off the regular menu and purchase a beverage. Cannot be combined with other offers, coupons or discounts

FOOD DONATION LIST: We are always in need of the following items Pastas (Ziti, Spaghetti, etc.) Macaroni and Cheese Canned Vegetables Canned Meats and Macaroni (Spam, Beef Stew, Ravioli, Spaghetti, etc.) Baked Beans Canned Soups

Tuna Fish Rice (White and Brown) Tomato Sauce Spaghetti Sauce Canned Fruits and Juices Cereals (Sweetened/Unsweetened) Pancake Mix and Pancake Syrup Peanut Butter and Jelly

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Pet Costume Contest Submit your pet costume photos for consideration in our contest. The best ones will be published in next month’s paper and the best costume will receive a prize. Send all photos to, with “Costume Contest” in the subject line.

Where’s Moose?

Adorable Adoptables SYDNEY is just a cuddlebug and fun dog. She is friendly to everyone, loves to roll on her back for bellyrubs, and traveling in the car. Sydney is a very well-behaved youngster and has lots of love to give to your family. Sydney is a good catch with the ball, and enjoys playing. She knows “sit,” “down,” “stay,” and “come,” and recently learned “paw.”

TILLIE is a super sweet, lovely tiger/torti kitty. She purrs, rolls over when you approach her, makes muffins all the time. She is FeLV+, and has likely lived with the virus her whole life. She simply wants to be loved. Please call the Monmouth County SPCA’s Community Cat Coordinator at 732-915-8072.

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 gift certificate for MarketMe. 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:

The grand prize winner, Christopher Schmitt, knew that Moose was in front of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Hazlet.

BANDIT is a 2-month-old kitten. He is tiny and fluffy and adorable!! He loves to play, snuggle and purr.

MAX loves balls, and takes great pride in catching them in the air. He likes to be close, and will sit on your feet and lean into you for some loving. Max knows “sit,” “stay,” “look,” and “come.” Max likes to play with the lady dogs. Max is 2 years young and is a complete love.

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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1 & 2. Meghan 3. Fifa Holmdel 4. Sonny and Fredo Lopez Family Aberdeen Jax Malone Family Colts Neck


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‘Strut Your Mutt’ Contest Winners read the article on page 16 of the Community Magazine


Funniest doggie costume was grandma in her shower cap and robe.


Best canine/human combo and people’s Choice award went to jessie of toy story with her dog slinky.


Scariest doggie costume was headless horseman.




Most original doggie costume was on eddie the waiter.







Prettiest was little bo beep and two little sheep


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Diabetic? You have to take care of your feet!


Check your feet every day. o you want to avoid serious Make sure to call your health foot problems that can lead to a care team right away if a cut, toe, foot, or leg amputation? It’s all sore, blister, or bruise on your about taking good care of your feet. foot does not begin to heal after Foot care is very important for one day every person with diabetes, but esWash your feet every day. pecially if you have: ● Wash your feet in warm, not ● Loss of feeling in your feet hot, water. Do not soak your feet ● Changes in the shape of your because your skin will get dry affeet terward. ● Foot ulcers or sores that do not ● Before bathing or showerheal ing, test the water to make sure it Nerve damage can cause you to is not too hot. You can use a therlose feeling in your feet. You may mometer (90° to 95° F is safe) or not feel a pebble inside your sock your elbow. that is causing a sore. You may not By ● Dry your feet well. Be sure feel a blister caused by poorly fitting DR. IRA M. STEIN to dry between your toes. Use talshoes. Foot injuries such as these can cause ulcers, which may lead to amputation. cum powder or cornstarch to keep the skin beKeeping your blood glucose (sugar) in good tween your toes dry. Keep the skin soft and smooth. control and taking care of your feet every day ● Rub a thin coat of skin lotion, cream, or pecan help you avoid serious foot problems. Use this guide to make your own plan for tak- troleum jelly on the tops and bottoms of your ing care of your feet. Helpful tips make it easy! feet. ● Do not put lotion or cream between your Share your plan with your doctor and health care toes because this might cause an infection. team and get their help when you need it. Put lotion on the tops and bottoms of your There is a lot you can do to prevent serious feet. Never between your toes unless instructed problems with your feet. Here’s how. to by your Podiatrist. Take care of your diabetes. Smooth corns and calluses gently. ● Make healthy lifestyle choices to help keep ● If you have corns and calluses, check with your blood glucose (sugar), blood pressure, and cholesterol levels close to normal. Doing so may your doctor or podiatrist about the best way to help prevent or delay diabetes-related foot prob- care for them. ● If your doctor tells you to, use a pumice lems as well as heart, eye, and kidney disease. ● Work with your health care team to make a stone to smooth corns and calluses after bathing diabetes plan that fits your lifestyle. The team or showering. A pumice stone is a type of rock may include your doctor, a diabetes educator, a used to smooth the skin. Rub gently, only in one nurse, a dietitian, a foot care doctor called a po- direction, to avoid tearing the skin. ● Do not cut corns and calluses. Don’t use diatrist (pah-DI-ah-trist), and other specialists. razor blades, corn plasters, or liquid corn and This team will help you to: • Know when to get your diabetes ABCs callus removers — they can damage your skin. checked:A1C* (blood glucose),Blood pressure, These conditions need to be cared for by your Podiatrist. and Cholesterol. Gently rub calluses with a pumice stone. • Know how and when to test your blood gluTrim your toenails each week or when cose. needed. • Take your medicines as prescribed. ● Have a foot care doctor trim your toenails • Eat regular meals that contain a variety of healthy, low-fat, high-fiber foods including fruits if you can’t see well, if you cannot reach your feet, if your toenails are thick or yellowed, or if and vegetables each day. your nails curve and grow into the skin. • Get physical activity each day. ● If you can see and reach your toenails, trim • Stop smoking. • Visit a Podiatrist and follow their foot care them with clippers after you wash and dry your feet. plan. ● Trim toenails straight across and smooth • Keep all your appointments and have your feet, eyes, and kidneys checked at least once a them with an emery board or nail file. ● Do not cut into the corners of the toenail. year. Trim your toenails straight across and smooth • Visit your dentist twice a year. *A1C is an average measure of your blood them with a nail file. Make sure to call your health care team right glucose over a 3-month period. away if a cut, sore, blister, or bruise on your foot Check your feet every day. ● You may have serious foot problems, but does not begin to heal after one day. feel no pain. Check your feet for cuts, sores, red spots, pain. Check your feet for cuts, sores, red Look in next month’s Community Messenger spots, swelling, and infected toenails. Find a for more tips on taking care of your feet. time (evening is best) to check your feet each day. Make checking your feet part of your every Dr. Stein is a Diabetic Shoe Provider and is offering a consultation.His office is located at: day routine. ● If you have trouble bending over to see 1070 State Route 34, Suite U, Matawan-Abyour feet, use a plastic mirror to help. You also erdeen. The phone number is 732-888-0110. can ask a family member or caregiver to help you. Information courtesy of National Diabetes Education Program

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Ignorance isn’t always bliss E

very business day, I meet with Yet, few people know about or several people who have quesare concerned with clinical eligitions about the Medicaid program. bility. A person who seeks to Medicaid is a health insurance qualify for long-term care Mediprogram for needy individuals. caid—such as care in a nursing Unlike most health insurance prohome or an assisted living resigrams, Medicaid will pay for longdence—must also require that term care, such as care in a nursing level of care. home or assisted living residence. In New Jersey, a person is clinThe Medicaid program is govically eligible for long-term care erned by a complex series of laws. Medicaid if he requires hands-on Few people, including me, know assistance with three activities of everything there is to know about daily living. There are several acthe Medicaid program. In fact, I tivities of daily living, including would feel comfortable saying that clothing, bathing, toileting, walkBy no one person knows everything ing, eating, and bed mobility. Eatthere is to know about the Medi- JOHN CALLINAN ing means hand-to-mouth feeding, caid program. not meal preparation. But there are fundamental pieces of informaSo, for instance, in order to qualify for longtion that any person applying for Medicaid term care Medicaid, a person must require should know. Most people who seek to qualify hands-on assistance with walking, bathing, and for Medicaid focus on the financial aspects of toileting. Obviously that means the person must eligibility. Do they have less than $2,000 in as- be fairly bad off physically. sets? Have they made any gifts in the last five A state department called the Office of Comyears? It is true that failing to meet these finan- munity Choice Options or “OCCO” performs cial criteria can result in a person being ineligi- the clinical assessment. OCCO will send a ble for benefits. nurse out to meet with the applicant and review

Legally Speaking

the applicant’s medical records. Only once the OCCO nurse has affirmatively indicated that the applicant meets the clinical requirements for Medicaid eligibility will Medicaid begin paying for the applicant’s care. An OCCO assessment can be a tricky, yet crucial, task to accomplish when an applicant is applying for long-term care services in an assisted living residence or at home. When an applicant applies for Medicaid in a nursing home, the staff of the nursing home will frequently contact OCCO and have the nurse come to the facility to evaluate the applicant. Because the nursing home cannot be paid by Medicaid until the OCCO nurse renders an affirmative decision, the nursing home has a vested interest in having the OCCO nurse perform the evaluation. When an applicant is in an assisted living residence or at home, there is less of an interest in having the OCCO nurse perform the evaluation. Assisted living residences have a greater ability to discharge a resident for non-payment, so in my opinion, assisted living residences are of the mindset that the resident either pays or gets out. When a Medicaid applicant is at home, no one other than the applicant cares if the person

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qualifies for Medicaid. So, in these settings, the applicant is the only person with a vested interest in having the OCCO nurse perform her evaluation. The result is that a person can apply for Medicaid taking several months to go through the financial application process only to find out after six months or more that Medicaid will not pay for their care at the assisted living residence for the past six months because the applicant was never evaluation by the OCCO nurse. When contacted, the OCCO nurse will probably take another month to perform the evaluation, resulting in a possible seven month, or more, loss of benefits for the uninformed applicant. I have seen this scenario play out several times, so I am fairly confident that it happens all the time. 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 is your favorite activity during fall or Thanksgiving? “Cooking dinner and having lots of family come over.” – Julie Erickson Middletown

“Sitting in front of the fireplace.” – Sebastian Ferrantell Red Bank

“Going to New England or upstate New York to look at the leaves.” – Bill Atkins Red Bank

“Apple picking as a family.” – Toni Passantino Holmdel

“Huge gathering at my husband's family house with aunts, uncles and cousins. It’s a huge, huge day spent together and a precursor to our big Christmas gathering. It's all about family.” – MaryEllen Landolfi Tinton Falls

“Thanksgiving family dinner. I like to go all out and make everything from scratch and watch everyone sit around the table and enjoy.” – Karen Schmidt Middletown

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Bayshore Community Messenger - October 2011  

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

Bayshore Community Messenger - October 2011  

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