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e are officially in the summer season, and as Monmouth County residents, we have an array of things to do with our family and loved ones. From the beautiful beaches and parks, summer concerts, festivals, fairs and local theme parks – you name it – Monmouth County has it! In this issue, we have a few suggestions on where to go to heat up your summer – like Hulafrog’s Top 10 Ice Cream Shops to hit this summer on page 20, and as always our local events and concerts on page 14. Another treasure Monmouth County has is the Monmouth Park Racetrack located in Oceanport. Not only does this park host Family Fun Days that run through Labor Day, but this month on July 28, they will be hosting this summer’s biggest race – The $1,000,000 Haskell Invitational. You can get your chance to see a field of the nation’s best three-year-olds battle for the richest invitational prize in the nation, and plus, you receive a commemorative and legendary Haskell Hat, a great event for you and your friends! As always, and true to our name, we cover all the local “community” interest pieces you enjoy reading about. We love bringing you inspiring stories about your neighbors and friends and are always there for all the fun events around town. Community Magazine would like to wish you a fabulous July and we will see you in August. Enjoy our July issue of Community Magazine!

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DEARBORN MARKET HOSTS AN EVENING With Wine Connoisseur Victor Rallo

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earborn Market is a family-owned, full-service market and garden center that started in 1925 as a roadside farm stand. Today, Dearborn Market includes a 5,000 square foot delicatessen, gourmet kitchen, an 11,000 square foot state-ofthe-art greenhouse, a redesigned garden center, and a fresh bakery. This spring and summer they will be highlighting farming, food, and family – just as their grandparents did over 85 years ago. They will offer unique local products and authentic Italian foods, as well as offering workshops and seminars.

In keeping with this idea, Dearborn Market hosted “Italian Essentials: Wine and Entertaining with Victor Rallo” on June 6 in their garden center. Mr. Rallo, owner of Basil T’s Restaurant in Red Bank and Undici Taverna in Rumson, discussed his new book, “21 Wines,” which he co-authored with Anthony Verdoni, as well as sharing both of their favorite Italian wines and the best way to enjoy and entertain with them. Guests were able to sample Rose’, white and red wines, and taste an assortment of authentic Dearborn antipasti and cheeses. Italian Specialty baskets were raffled throughout the evening. Mr. Rallo and Mr. Verdoni’s book was available for purchase and following their discussion about the book, great wines, and many hints on combining the correct wine with a particular food, the authors signed the guests’ books.

DJ Luccarelli, Vice President of Dearborn Market, has known Mr. Rallo for over 20 years. He noted this was a nice social event and a chance to enjoy Italian food and wine. “Vic is doing really well and we are happy to have him stop by and share with our customers while launching his new book.” Mr. Rallo and Mr. Verdoni shared their ideas on pairing food and Italian wines, on the places deep in Italy where they have traveled to enjoy great food and wine, and details about the 21 Wines that left an impression on them during this last year. This coffee table book is detailed and tells about the production of the wines as well as listing the websites on where to find them. Both men emphasized that if you know your dinner guests well, you know the food and wine they like, so then it’s really up to you what to serve. “Step out of the box and don’t be afraid,” said Mr. Rallo. “The party takes off whether it’s red or white!”

Mr. Rallo shared that on July 6 he will host Eat! Drink! Italy! With Victor Rallo on public television. An exciting new venture for him and a great opportunity for those who will be tuning in.

Left to right: Victor Rallo and Anthony Verdoni, coauthors of 21 Wines, stopped by Dearborn Market on June 6, 2013 to promote their book, discuss fine wines and great Italian food, and share their stories about traveling through Italy.

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“WE RIDE FOR THOSE WHO DIED”

Colts Neck Chief Kevin Sauter Bikes from Union Beach, NJ to Washington, D.C. in 2013 350-mile Police Unity Tour

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he 2013 Police Unity Tour, a bicycle ride that raises awareness of Law Enforcement Offices who have died in the line of duty and to raise funds for the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial and Museum, located in Judiciary Square in Washington D.C., began on May 9, 2013 in Delran, NJ and ended on May 12, 2013 in Washington, D.C. Among the 18,000 participants, Colts Neck Chief Kevin Sauter was one of four Monmouth County Police Chiefs and just over two dozen officers on Team Monmouth County, who made the 300-mile ride on bicycle from New Jersey to Washington, D.C. On May 8, 2013, about 200 officers participated in a special memorial ride from Union Beach, NJ to Ortley Beach, NJ to honor the late Kyle Deatherage. Kyle was an Illinois State Trooper who came to New Jersey to help in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, and died in the line of duty soon after returning to Illinois. The tour officially began the next day on May 9 in Delran, NJ, where the group continued to pay tribute to several fallen officers until they arrived in Washington, D.C., four days later on May 12. Kevin Sauter shared, “Participating in the memorial services along the way was very emotional, seeing the families of those who gave their life in the line of duty along the route and coming into the memorial, was an unexplainable feeling.” Chief Sauter also noted that the support for the riders was

amazing, teams that carried food, water, riders’ luggage, and the coordination efforts - especially when the group had to travel over bridges and cross major intersections. When asked about his training for the ride, he remarked, “It was difficult not having trained too much, the longest day riding was 81 miles, I should have got more seat time before the ride. But, it was for a good cause and I’m glad I participated. Though this was the first time I participated in the tour, it will not be the last. Every officer should do it at least once. I will never forget that experience, nothing can be done to bring back our fallen officers, but they are remembered for the heroes they are.” About $46,000 was raised this year by Police Unity Tour Chapter II Team Monmouth County, which had Police Officers from: Avon, Belmar, Bradley Beach, Colts Neck, Fair Haven, Lake Como, Neptune Township, Neptune City, Spring Lake, Spring Lake Heights, Wall Township, Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, F.B.I., and State Department of Corrections. The Police Unity Tour began in 1997 with 18 officers biking from New Jersey to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. Since then, the tour has grown, with about 1,800 participants riding this year. For additional information about the tour, visit www.policeunitytour.com. Riding into Nation’s Capital

Left to right: Chief Terry Mahon (Avon), Christopher Gramiccioni (Monmouth County Prosecutor), Chief Kevin Sauter (Colts Neck), Chief Darryl Breckenridge (Fair Haven), Chief Ed Kerr (Spring Lake). Note: All four police chiefs rode to Washington, D.C. and Christopher Gramiccioni participated in the special memorial ride from Union Beach, NJ to Ortley Beach, NJ to honor the late Kyle Deatherage, an Illinois State Trooper who helped in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

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Holmdel Detective Organizes Oklahoma Tornado Relief Drive

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olmdel Police Detective Eric Hernando watched the news coverage showing the devastation caused by the Oklahoma tornadoes and felt he had to do something. “I thought about organizing a donation drive to help the victims,” he said. And in a short time the drive became a collaborative effort between the Holmdel PBA#239, the Holmdel Office of Emergency Management, and the Holmdel Fire and Rescue Company #2. , of which Detective Hernando is also a Lieutenant. “I contacted town officials from Moore, Oklahoma, one of the hardest hit areas, and told them about our plan. They welcomed the idea and even provided me with a list of items that were needed,” he explained. The items included cleaning supplies, baby formula, diapers, rakes, shovels, storage bins, flashlights, batteries, new socks and underwear, toys, Clorox wipes, new bedding, first aid kits and toiletries. “We conducted the donation drive which ran from June 1 through June 8. Donations were accepted at both the Holmdel Fire Rescue Company #2 building on Centerville Road and the OEM building on Crawfords Corner Road. Donations could also be made online at the website we created www.holmdelhelpsOK.com.” Detective Hernando noted that as always, the people of Holmdel were very generous and they were able to collect an abundance of the supplies and materials that were requested. “In addition, we were able to raise almost $4,000 in monetary donations, which included a $1,000 donation from the Holmdel PBA. We then contacted the Lowe’s Home Improvement Store on Highway 35 in Holmdel, who allowed us to purchase additional supplies at greatly discounted prices. Their generosity made the money go a very long way.” He added that U-Haul of Middletown donated a 12-foot trailer that was used to transport all of the supplies. Vonage, the internet phone company based in Holmdel, rented a 30-foot RV that was used to deliver the donations directly to Oklahoma. Vonage also offered to pay for all the fuel associated with the trip, said Detective Hernando. “On the morning of June 10, myself and Assistant Chief John Boyle Jr., Captain Tito Acevedo, Lieutant Joe Abbate and Firefighter Nick Rybakowski, all firefighters from Holmdel Fire Rescue #2 left Holmdel to deliver the supplies to Oklahoma. We

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took turns driving for 24 hours straight, stopping only to refuel, and arrived in Oklahoma City on Tuesday morning, June 11. We spent the day delivering our cargo to different areas that were affected, including Oklahoma City, Moore and a town called Shawnee,” explained Detective Hernando. During this time, they had the opportunity to tour the affected areas. “Words cannot describe what we witnessed, and I can tell you that the video footage from the news coverage failed to capture the scope and severity of the destruction. We also got to meet numerous victims who were directly affected by the tornados. Most lost everything. Many were living in tents or under tarps close to where their homes used to stand. These people were so grateful that we took the time to help them and bring them supplies. In one community, we handed out Lowe’s gift cards to several victims and gave formula and diapers to a woman who gave birth the day after the tornado. They were so appreciative.” Despite their situation, noted Detective Hernando, these people were positive for the future, and the same resiliency witnessed here after Sandy, was alive and well in Oklahoma. “There were literally hundreds and hundreds of volunteers from all over the United States in the area doing everything from cleanup to actually helping to rebuild. It was inspiring.” After only a six hour stay in Oklahoma, they began their ride back to New Jersey. The return trip took only 22 hours and they arrived back in Holmdel on Wednesday afternoon, June 12. “Suffice to say, we were all exhausted when we got back, after driving just under 3,000 miles in just three days. But it was worth it.” He emphasized, “I just wanted to tell you how proud I was that the entire community, residents and businesses alike, was able to come together to help people in need more than half way across the country.” The relief drive for Oklahoma was not the first time something like this has been done. Detective Hernando said that in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina ravaged the gulf coast, they conducted a similar drive and drove the donations down to Pass Christian Mississippi.


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SAINT LEO THE GREAT CARNIVAL BRINGS ALL AGES TOGETHER

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rides. Whether playing games of chance, riding the Carousel or Ferris Wheel, or finding your way out of the Monkey Maze, the Saint Leo the Great Carnival offered fun to all. Add food and being with family and friends and you have a recipe for success! Congratulations to the carnival committee for another fantastic year!

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OAK HILL ACADEMY STUDENTS Earn Top Honors In National Latin Exam Harry Jain and Luke Decresce achieved the highest honors possible by scoring perfect papers on the Introduction to Latin Exam. Pictured are the OHA eighth graders who received highest honors, gold medals and summa cum laude certificates - Jacob Yatvitskiy, Roxanna Altus, Julia Pardee, Matthew Prince and Gilbert Rashkovsky

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pproximately 135,000 students from all 50 states and 11 foreign countries recently participated in the 2013 National Latin Exam. Two Oak Hill Academy seventh graders, Harry Jain and Luke Decresce, achieved the highest honors possible by scoring perfect papers on the Introduction to Latin Exam. In addition, receiving highest honors and gold medals and summa cum laude certificates for the eighth grade class were Jacob Yatvitskiy, Roxanna Altus, Julia Pardee, Matthew Prince and Gilbert Rashkovsky. Aneesha Doshi, Jasmine Shen, Zoe Sucato, AJ Niedermeyer and Travis Schuhardt received silver medals and maxima cum laude certificates for scoring 33-35 correct out of 40; while Matthew Misson, Amanda DeStefano, Katie Spencer, Sofia DiAntonio, Nicole Marinaro and Camryn Mercantanti received magna cum laude certificates. Olivia Malson, Josie Larkins, Hannah Nagy, Miller Corrigan and Carly Belz received cum laude certificates. OHA seventh grade students, John Gabriel Bermudez, Riya

Singh, Megan Scafaria, Aidan Picadio, Brycen Greco and Maya Shah each earned a ribbon and an outstanding achievement certificate on the Introduction to Latin exam by scoring 36 to 39 correct. Receiving achievement certificates in the seventh grade were Alec Garbely, Andy Thermos, Griffin Cole, Dylan Raskin, David Neuwirth, Salma AbdelBarry, Jack Stryker and Jeffrey Winter. In total, an incredible 97% of the OHA Latin students who took the exam received some level of award! The National Latin Exam is offered under the joint sponsorship of the American Classical League and the National Junior Classical League. The ACL/NJCL National Latin Exam has been approved by the National Association of Secondary School Principals and placed on the Advisory List of National Contests and Activities. Oak Hill Academy has participated in the exam and has consistently won awards for the last twenty-five years.

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NEW JERSEY VIETNAM VETERANS’ MEMORIAL FOUNDATION TO HOST 19TH ANNUAL BENEFIT GOLF TOURNAMENT AT EAGLE OAKS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB

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he New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation (NJVVMF) will hold its 19th Annual Golf Tournament, sponsored by Jersey Mike Subs, on Monday, July 15 from 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. at the Eagle Oaks Golf & Country Club at 20 Shore Oaks Drive in Farmingdale, NJ. A foursome is $1,700 and the per player fee is $425. The day includes breakfast, on-course refreshments, lunch, dinner and awards reception, access to club amenities, greens fees and gratuity. For a schedule of the day and to register or to sponsor the event, visit www.njvvmf.org or call Bill Linderman, Executive Director, NJVVMF, with questions at 732.335.0033 x.102. “We look forward to holding our 19th Annual Golf Tournament on this beautiful championship golf course. For more than 30 years, I’ve been involved in organizing golf outings and I promise that this is going to be the best outing to date and also one of the finest in the state,” said Jim Petillo, Chair, 19th Annual Golf Tournament, New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation. Proceeds from the event benefit the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial and Vietnam Era Museum & Educational Center. The Memorial “A Place To Remember, To Heal and To Honor” recognizes those who served, especially the 1,562 New Jersey born soldiers who never returned home. In 2013, the Vietnam Era Museum & Educational Center will celebrate its 15th Anniversary, which since opening in 1998 has welcomed more than 185,000 visitors of all ages through its doors. The nonprofit New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation, with the help of volunteer Vietnam veterans, run the educational programming at the Museum and Memorial throughout the year. During the Tournament’s Dinner and Award Ceremony at 6:00 p.m., the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation is proud to honor the late Ed Eget by presenting the Edward Eget Memorial Trophy to the foursome or team with the lowest score, using the Calloway method. Eget served in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot and was seriously wounded in action in June of 1969. His combat awards include the Air Medal with 16 clusters, the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. Prior to Vietnam, Eget also received the highest non-combat related medal that can be awarded for valor, the Airman’s Medal, for pulling passengers and crew from a burning airplane in Bermuda. Other prizes awarded include Team Prizes, Closest to Pin and Longest Drive. “We are proud and humbled by the sacrifices, courage and valor of the Vietnam veterans,” said Peter Cancro, founder and CEO Jersey Mike’s Subs. “It’s our honor to continue supporting the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation.” “The Eagle Oaks Golf & Country Club is a championship caliber golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus and Johnny Miller. We are thrilled to be a part of this event held by such an honorable organization,” said Domenic Gatto, Chairman and President, Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club. “The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation is dear to my heart and I hope that we are able to raise enough funds to keep the Memorial and Museum going strong. As a Vietnam veteran, I am proud to be part of this patriotic day.”

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Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe is known for it’s made to order chocolate covered everything--strawberries, marshmallows, rice crispies, pretzels, peeps and more! This Middletown staple is worth the diversion off the highway, and assures you a sweet ride home. 1100 Highway 35. 732.796.0115 www.suzisweetshoppe.com

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Anna’s Homemade Italian Ice and Ice Cream

83 Leonardville Road, Belford A trip here makes any day a good one, as their menu is graced with a variety of treats such as Anna’s original cyclone (this sippable delight consists of Italian ice with vanilla/ chocolate ice cream blended together). And new this year is the Arctic Chiller, refreshing the fam’s taste buds witth a seltzer and Italian Ice mix. Other items on the menu include Anna’s famous smoothies and shakes.

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444 Ocean Blvd North, Long Branch For rich, creamy ice cream and frozen desserts, head over on to Ursula Plaza, as Wilson’s offers 40 different homemade flavors at any given time and they have up to 75 varieties, including a large selection of sugar-free flavors. They also make customizable ice cream cakes, ice cream canolis, ice cream pies, ice cream sandwiches and more. Hulafrog is the go-to website for parents in the greater Red Bank area. Visit www.hulafrog.com to find thousands of local events, camp providers, and places to go for kids and families. Be sure to sign up for the free “Our Pick” newsletter for a heads up on can’t-miss activities and deals near you.


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DANCING | The Fountain of Youth? Lincroft Resident Competes In Atlantic City Dance Competition

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incroft resident Terry Walsh would like to tell those in the over-eighty age bracket that age is just a number and doing what you truly love makes you ageless!

Has Terry found the long sought-after Fountain of Youth? It seems she has – at least for herself. At age 83, Terry Walsh told us, “I am still alive and kicking up my heels!” This fun-loving, quick-witted woman just competed in the American Star Ball Dance Competition on May 17 and 18 in Atlantic City and won! Terry’s partner, Chris Richardson, who owns a dance studio in Long Branch, has been her teacher for about five years. She explained what happened at the competition. “Chris was absolutely great helping me as we danced the Bolero, Rumba, Waltz, Tango, and Foxtrot. Five dances at five different levels – Bronze, Silver, Intermediate Gold, Pre Gold, and Gold. I won First prize in all, for a total of 25 wins.” She was allowed to sit by the stage instead of walking the distance to the dance floor in between the dances. “If I could breathe and walk I would be a Triple Threat!” said Terry jokingly. “Chris was there for me all the time to help me make the moves, but I pretty much did my own. The audience was very happy to see me dance them all and I received great input from the Pros as I left the floor each time between the three dances in each heat.” Terry was pleased that Chris could see his patience with her was worth it. “He thanked me several times and told me how much fun it was to dance and compete with me. He received fifth in the Top Teachers Awards.” Terry had not been in a competition for many years and said it was great being on the dance floor again and having so much fun. Terry has always loved to dance. “I danced like we all did during World War II. I always wanted to dance but my husband wasn’t interested, so at 70 I decided to dance.” She sought out a teacher where she lived in Bergen County, and found an instructor who had just moved here from Russia – Pasha Kovalev. Terry always wanted to learn the Paso Doble so she worked with Pasha. “He was an excellent dancer and taught me all I know. We danced, competed and traveled for seven years before he went to California.” The last time Terry did a routine with Pasha was in late 2007. She said they still stay in touch. Lincroft resident Terry Walsh and her partner/teacher Chris Richardson of Long Branch perform three different Latin dance routines at the American Star Ball Dance Competition in Atlantic City on May 17 and 18, 2013.

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STORY SUSAN MURPHY In 2008, Terry had some health issues, and lost her husband of over 50 years. She then decided to move to Lincroft. She was recovering from an operation, going to Physical Therapy and wanted to try to continue with her dancing. She needed to find an instructor with patience to deal with her health issues and the certain limitations that come with the normal aging process. Terry found it all in Chris Richardson. “He’s a pro and was very patient with me due to the different issues I had. Chris helped me a great deal, and he is why I was able to do the competition.” Terry said she also wanted to do the competition to prove that she could without taking a lot of medication. “My doctors and my chiropractor have encouraged me to keep dancing, not only for the exercise, but also for my memory,” she said. Learning dance steps, focusing and concentration are all required in dancing. Terry calls her sessions “dance therapy.” Terry said many women have told her she is an inspiration and after watching her in the studio and at the competition, they want to pursue dance and to continue dancing despite their health challenges. “I like to encourage others in whatever way I can,” said Terry. She always wanted to be a teacher and in fact did teach a group of Japanese women for 15 years. She taught them quilting as an adjunct to learning English. One woman returned to share that she was now teaching at a prestigious women’s college in Japan and is now the Assistance Professor. Terry is a strong believer in trying new things and following your passion. “Why deny yourself something you love? Deal with the obstacles, whether its health-related or physical limitations, then do what you love. Everyone has to deal with the obstacles of aging, but make sure you lead - don’t let your age lead you! I love music and dancing and I won’t let getting “old” define me. I will continue to enjoy music and dancing. I don’t feel like I’m 83! You may not do something as well as you did before at a younger age, but you can still do it if it’s something you truly enjoy. If you want to do something, try it, don’t use being a certain age as a limitation. You’ll never know if you can do it if you don’t try.” She tries to encourage others whenever she can as her way of paying back for all she has been able to do. “If just one or two people get something out of what I am doing and they try dancing or try whatever they always wanted to do, then I am happy. After all, what is life, but a chance for having fun?!”


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incroft Elementary School students held their third annual Lincroft Gives Back on May 29 on school grounds. Preparation for this event begins

at the start of the school year, when each grade votes on which charity they want to receive their contribution. PTA Event Chairs Kim Farrell and Lin Konefal explained that the students brainstorm to come up with a craft or food/drink item that they will sell and from which 100% of their profits go to their charity of choice. Students help create marketing ideas, posters, and whatever they think will help sell their product. The concept is carried through in the classrooms and the teachers incorporate things such as profit/loss and tallying in their lessons. On the day of Lincroft Gives Back, the students help to run their booths for the day.

The grades, their charity, and the amount they raised is as follows: Kindergarten donated $726.00 to FAAN (Food, Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network); First Grade donated $911.36 to St. Jude’s; Second Grade donated $833.00 to The Pajama Program; Third Grade donated $598.50 to Restore the Shore; Fourth Grade donated $1840.08 to Hope for Children; and Fifth Grade donated $725.50 to Lincroft Helps Its Own. Over 500 students along with their parents and teachers joined together to make this event a success. “Everyone from Kindergarten through fifth grade did a phenomenal job. We are so proud of them!” stated Event Chairs Lin Konefal and Kim Farrell. A total of $5,634.44 was donated to charities by Lincroft Gives Back.

Left to right: PTA Event Chair Kim Farrell and her daughters, Vice President of Fundraising Anthony Guglielmi, and Event Chair Lin Konefal stop for a moment just before the end of a great Lincroft Gives Back event on May 29, 2013.

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Italian Grilled Shrimp INGREDIENTS 2 lbs. medium shrimp (peeled and tails off) 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes chopped 3 tbsp. capers 6 pieces of anchovies 1 tbsp. crushed garlic ¼ cup lemon juice ½ cup olive oil & 2 tbsp. 2 tsp. salt 2 tsp. pepper ¼ cup toasted pine nuts FOR SHRIMP In bowl, mix the shrimp with 1 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. pepper, 2 tbsp. olive oil and 1 tbsp. crushed garlic. Then grill for 8 minutes until shrimp are cooked through. FOR DRESSING: In food processor, blend lemon juice, anchovies, 1 tsp. salt, and 1 tsp. pepper – then slowly drizzle in ½ cup of olive oil. FINISHING TOUCHES In bowl, mix shrimp, sun-dried tomatoes, caper, pine nuts and dressing.

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Grilled Vegetable Stacks INGREDIENTS 1 medium eggplant 1 yellow pepper 1 ball fresh mozzarella 2 tsp. pepper 1 red pepper 4 portabella mushrooms 2 tsp. salt ¼ cup olive oil VEGETABLE PREPARATION Cut eggplant into ¼ inch thick round slices Cut peppers in half and remove seeds Remove stems from mushrooms Cut mozzarella into 12 slices GRILL TIME In bowl, toss the vegetables with salt, pepper and olivc oil. Grill for 4 minutes on each side. FINISHING TOUCHES After vegetables are grilled, slice peppers into fours. Start making stacks with eggplant on bottom, then alternating with mozzarella and other vegetable, topping with portabella mushroom.


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STANLEY & CYSTIC FIBROSIS What You Need to Know About Both of Them Meet Stanley Zolek, a nine-year-old Holmdel resident who is determined to make CF (Cystic Fibrosis) stand for CURE FOUND!

The strong team of “Stanley’s City Slickers” attend NYC Great Strides CF Walk.

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tanley Zolek lives in Holmdel with his parents, sevenyear-old sister Skylar-Rose, and three-year-old brother Sebastian. Stanley and Skylar enjoy riding their dirt bikes together and Stanley and Sebastian play cars, video games, and climb trees together. Just like many nineyear-olds Stanley loves playing with his Legos, army men and hanging with what he labels “his totally awesome family.” This young boy with the positive attitude, a ready smile, and an appearance of healthiness is not like other nine-yearolds. Stanley has Cystic Fibrosis (CF), a genetic disease affecting approximately 30,000 children and young adults in the United States. A defective gene causes his body to produce an abnormally thick, sticky mucus that clogs his lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections. These thick secretions also obstruct the pancreas, preventing digestive enzymes from reaching the intestines to help break down and absorb food. The mucus also can block the bile duct in the liver, eventually causing permanent liver damage. CF is a deceiving disease; so while Stanley looks healthy on the outside, inside his body there is a lot going on. Although Stanley’s parents, Dawn and Stan Zolek, knew they were both carriers of the defective CF gene when Dawn was pregnant, Stanley wasn’t diagnosed until he was twoweeks-old. “My husband and I were of course devastated when we heard the news that Stanley had CF, however we decided to take a pro-active approach from the beginning and really try to make something out of this card we were dealt. Our family immediately became involved with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, we networked with families who were also affected by this disease and launched an ‘awareness campaign’ through Stanley’s personal website www.ilovestanleynyc.com.”

Left to right: Skylar-Rose, Sebastian, and Stanley Zolek are siblings and friends.

Stanley Zolek and good friend and supporter Boomer Esiason of CBS.

When Stanley Zolek was younger, he was featured on a Times Square billboard stating his wish was to blow away Cystic Fibrosis.

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Each year, the NYC Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis is held to raise funds and awareness. The Zoleks attended their first walk in 2005 when Stanley, just 9-months-old, was asked to cut his first ribbon. At that time, the walk was held in uptown New York City with a little over 100 participants, and $125k was raised in donations. In 2006, the Zoleks moved the walk to Battery Park City where they had originally lived, and chaired the event for the next five years. “Our family knew there was a sense of community and strength in downtown after experiencing 9/11. We saw more opportunity to connect to the community and bring the awareness to the disease that was needed,” explained Mrs. Zolek. Within three years, the walk grew to include over 1,000 people. Today, Stanley is still the poster child cutting the ribbon and the Zoleks work very closely with the Foundation, families and the community as the “Family Ambassador.”


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This year, the walk took place on June 2 and was very successful. Although the CF Great Strides walk is over, donations are always welcomed. According to the information on Stanley’s website, all donations will be credited to Stanley’s City Slickers and will be used effectively and efficiently for CF. More than 96 cents out of every dollar contributed is used to fund the vital programs of the CF Foundation. Year after year, committed and passionate family members and friends have helped the Zoleks with the CF awareness campaign and NYC Great Strides weekend. “Our strong team of ‘Stanley’s City Slickers’ has raised over $500k for CF and are determined to continue making ‘great strides’ for CF. Stanley’s health attributes a lot to the family and friend support we receive and we are so thankful. It takes a village to push through this and we are so fortunate to have a strong network,” said Mrs. Zolek. Stanley’s daily routine is challenging and takes patience, time management due to the at-home treatments he needs, and lots of love and support from his family. Stanley needs to be very careful with germs and exposing himself to environments that can harm him. Since his body produces an abundance of mucus, germs stick to his lungs thus having a damaging irreversible effect on his lungs. Mrs. Zolek shared that every day, Stanley performs therapy on an airway clearance vest and inhales heavy antibiotics on his nebulizer three times a day. Since his pancreas is also affected, he needs to take over two dozen pills a day to help digest his food. Without these pancreatic enzymes he would not be able to absorb and digest his food. “Managing CF takes up a lot of time, which is challenging for an active nine-year-old.” Mrs. Zolek emphasized, “It is important for the public to know that CF does not receive any federal funding. The Founda-

tion solely relies on our support to generate the awareness and funds needed to combat this disease. Due to this support, there have been huge advancements with research. In the 50’s, CF kids weren’t expected to live through elementary school. Today, because of your support, many people with the disease are living into their 30’s and beyond. The disease is also much more manageable today. A lot of the therapies which were originally required to be done in hospitals, are now being handled in the home.” The research and care supported by the Foundation has made a huge difference in extending the quality of life for those with CF. Over the past few years, the life expectancy for this disease has fortunately increased to the mid 30’s. “Over the past nine years, Stanley has struggled with this disease, however he handles CF in an optimistic way. Through his Public Service Announcements with CBS and Boomer Esiason, his billboards in Times Square and street marketing wild posting campaigns, Stanley is determined to make CF stand for CURE FOUND. His website has been the source of inspiration for many. Just recently a young man with CF from Thailand reached out to Stanley through his website. The connections being made are worldwide,” said Mrs. Zolek. Stan and Dawn Zolek offer this final thought about CF and their nine-year-old son Stanley, as well as the 30,000 other children and young adults. “With Cystic Fibrosis, your healthiest day was yesterday. But with Stanley, his happiest day is today.” Further information about the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation can be found at www.cff.org or by calling (800) FIGHT CF. Visit www.ilovestanleynyc.com to learn more about this optimistic and determined nine-year-old Stanley Zolek.

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ermanent alimony is the most traditional, and for some, the most feared form of alimony. It began a long time ago as a way to address the financial needs of the dependent spouse after divorce and forever after. Back then the dependent spouse was almost always the wife who had assumed the traditional gender role as homemaker or housewife (ancient terms) and mother. Nearly all women were ill-equipped to be financially self-sufficient after divorce or even to contribute economically to their own support. Thus, alimony designed to support the wife and to keep her from becoming a public charge for the rest of her life, became known as permanent alimony. In essence, the husband and the wife continued in the traditional gender roles they assumed as a married couple after their marriage ended and, pretty much, forever after. Of course, significant changes in circumstances (financial reversal, illness, injury or retirement) might justify a modification in amount, but rarely a modification in duration. Permanent was usually permanent. The advance of women in the work force and the economic gains that accompanied it, brought about largely through the women’s movement that began in the 1960s, resulted in women becoming increasingly more able to contribute to their own support. Over time more women were able to contribute to their own support. Many earned nearly as much as their husbands. Some out earned their

husbands and were easily able to provide for themselves after divorce. As societal and economic changes evolved, new concepts of alimony also evolved. In New Jersey rehabilitative, reimbursement and limited duration alimony were the family law responses to these societal and economic changes. Despite these new forms of alimony, permanent alimony is still the most prevalent form. Now, a new current has begun to flow in the opposite direction and has picked up speed in the last year or two. Anecdotal evidence of egregious hardship resulting to alimony payors (because, they say, permanent alimony lasts too long and may even rob payors of the ability to retire at a reasonable age) has fueled a movement to abolish permanent alimony in several states along the East Coast. New York and Massachusetts have enacted laws severely limiting permanent alimony. Florida has been considering a similar law. About a year ago, a bill was introduced in the New Jersey legislature to create a study commission to look into the issue. This year legislation to significantly limit permanent alimony has been introduced. Neither bill has become law, but it is clear that there is a movement afoot to make changes. Will New Jersey end or significantly limit permanent alimony? It’s too early to tell, but it is something worth keeping an eye on.

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he 18th annual Dominick J. Luccarelli Memorial Golf Outing will be held on Monday, July 15, 2013 at Jumping Brook Country Club in Neptune. The Holmdel Kiwanis Golf Outing was started 20 years ago and later named in memory of their late member, Dominick J, Lucarelli, who was a long-time member and true believer in the Kiwanis Organization. Dominick never hesitated in giving to any of the many charities and enjoyed the game of golf, he believed that the Kiwanis Golf Outing could be an excellent way to raise funds for these charities – he was right! In 18 years, the Holmdel Kiwanis Golf Outing has raised well over a half million dollars and donated the proceeds to numerous charities, such as: The Rainbow Foundation, Frances Foundation, Search Day Program, Bridges Program (Holmdel Community Church), Monmouth County Child Advocacy Program, Jason’s Dreams for Kids, Michael’s Feat, St. Ann’s Child Center, AIDS Research, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Holmdel Village School Pavilion, Project PAUL, and numerous other local and children’s charities. For more information about Holmdel Kiwanis and their golf outing, please visit www.holmdelkiwanis.com.

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Colts Neck Business Association News

Left to right: Carolyn Burtnick, Anna Appolonia, Dave Sokoler, Johnny Sodano (CNHS CNBA scholarship winner), Arielle Kaufman (CNHS CNBA scholarship winner), Glen Dalakian, Andrea Giannopoulos and Monica Vermeulen.

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t is with great sadness that we announce the passing of one of our founders, Sil Lutkewitte, who died on Saturday, May 26. Living a life filled with faith, family, and friends, he was an inspiration to us all. Rest in Peace, Sil - your wit and wisdom will be sorely missed by the CNBA! We also wish to send our prayers for a speedy recovery to our Past President and Advisor Sal Barbagallo. Get well soon, the meetings are not the same without you! It’s time to Cultivate Connections with the CNBA, on July 16, the organization will be partnering with Greater Monmouth Chamber and Eatontown Industrial Park Association for a networking event at Pebble Creek Golf Course from 6:00-9:00p.m. Here is your chance to make new business contacts at our summer card exchange. Free to members of any of the three organizations ($20 for non-members). Proceeds from the event will benefit Operation Provide Comfort Union Beach. On August 24, you can bring the family and join us as we will host our annual Colts Neck Township Night at Blue Claws Stadium. We will partner with the Colts Neck PTO and the Colts Neck Sports Foundation to make this event better than ever. For information or to order tickets, contact Kevin Fenstermacher at 732.901.1700 or email kfenstermacher@blueclaws.com. Vendor tables are available to members to promote your business. On June 12, the CNBA held its monthly meeting and the Colts Neck High School CNBA Scholarship recipients Johnny Sodano

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and Arielle Kaufman were in attendance. They spoke to our membership about their experiences in DECA and their plans for the future. Each recipient Sil Lutkewitte received a $1,000 check. By now, every Colts Neck resident should have received our summer mailer. Please use this mailer as a handy resource for supporting the businesses that support our town. All members are included and categorized by type of business. The mailer also includes news on upcoming events. If you are not currently a member you need to send in your membership fee of $50 as soon as possible. Plans for the fall mailer will begin soon! The Colts Neck Business Association welcomes all to our General Meetings on the second Wednesday of each month at 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. at the Colts Neck Public Library. The CNBA continues to grow at a rapid pace and is led by; President Glen J. Dalakian of CSAV Systems, Vice Presidents Anna Appolonia of Heritage House Sotheby’s Realtors & Andrea Giannopoulos of Capital Paint Centers, Secretaries Carolyn Burtnick of Community Magazine & Monica Vermeulen of the Ashley Lauren Foundation and Treasurer Dave Sokoler of Merandex Technology Solutions. More information can be found at www.ColtsNeckBusiness.com or our Facebook page.

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Joins with St. Mary’s Parish in Project Backpack! From now until July 14, the Colts Neck Reformed Church is joining with St. Mary’s Parish in a back-toschool supply drive to benefit students in need of assistance in Freehold area schools. For a listing of items needed, please call 732.462.4555) or email coltsneckreformedchurch@verizon.net the church office during the week between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Thank you for your help in this worthy local mission endeavor!

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BELOW Left to right: Holmdel Veterans who served in the U. S. Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Corp stand side by side for a picture before the start of the Memorial Day Ceremony on May 27, 2013. Those who proudly served are Alfred Balestracci, Art Davey, Bill Giannico, Rudy Mikson, Carl Tortora, George Griffiths, Steve Cittadino, Fred Varlese, and Jim McEwen.

Veterans of the U.S. Army salute their flag following the Changing of the Service Flags at the Holmdel Memorial Day Ceremony.

HOLMDEL TOWNSHIP MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY

H Former Holmdel Mayor and Past Commander of V.F.W. Post#5918, Art Davey, pauses a moment at the podium following his duties as Master of Ceremonies for the Memorial Day Ceremony, which he has been covering for 16 years.

olmdel Parks and Recreation sponsored the Memorial Day Ceremony held on May 27 at Holmdel Town Hall Memorial Circle. The ceremony honored Veterans of each branch of the military who had served their country.

Following the entrance of Holmdel PBA Color Guard, Holmdel High School Band played the National Anthem. Those in attendance stood or sat at attention during the Changing of the Colors. Former Holmdel Mayor Art Davey, Master of Ceremonies for the service, asked Mayor Patrick Impreveduto to speak to the residents. The Mayor spoke of the sacrifices made by our military and the families they leave behind, noting that freedom isn’t really free. “Today, we pay tribute to all of those who lost their lives fighting to protect the rights and freedoms we enjoy today.” He gave special thanks and acknowledgment to V.F.W. Post #5918. “I want to thank Holmdel Memorial Post #5918 Veterans of Foreign Wars for bringing us together year after year to observe Memorial Day. Because of you, we shall never forget those who fought and died to protect the land of the free and the home of the brave.” In conclusion, Mayor Impreveduto said, “This is a time of remembrance and reflection. Let’s work on making the world a better place for our children and for all of us.”

Memorial wreath presentations were made by the Holmdel Township Committee, Holmdel PBA#239, as well as members from Holmdel’s First Aid Squad, CERT/OEM, Half-Century Club, Kiwanis Club, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, Holmdel Republican Party, and Holmdel Democratic Alliance. Recognition of the Armed Services and changing of the Service Flags then took place. Conductor John Koryat led the Holmdel High School Band in several closing selections to mark the end of the Memorial Day Ceremony. Refreshments were served compliments of Holmdel Recreation.

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Second Grade Carnival

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onover Road Primary School held their celebratory Second Grade Carnival on June 7 in the school cafeteria to the absolute delight of 92 children! This event pulled together everything that represents fun to a second grader – it doesn’t get much better than that. The non-stop activity included an Obstacle Course inflatable, a Horse Derby inflatable, Balloon Blaster, Spill the Milk Booth, Ring Toss Booth, Krazy Kans Booth, and Fat Cats Booth. Now add the at-your-fingertips bags of popcorn, sweet Cotton Candy, and cold delicious ice cream and who doesn’t want to be a second grader again?!

Left to right: PTO Event Co-chair Kristina Mavica, Annemarie Zeni, Michelle Tan, Kristin Bartolomeo, Event Co-chair Heather Tormey, and Brett Underhill take a moment for a picture during the Annual Second Grade Carnival held June 7, 2013 at Conover Road Primary School.

The awesome evening began when each child got their commemorative t-shirt imprinted with the Carnival information. It gained momentum when they were able to take off their shoes to enjoy dodging, sliding, or riding horses while at the inflatables. The girls and boys split into their own groups but met throughout the event at the snack tables. A quick hi and they were off again. Face painting and tattooing were a favorite, as was the Balloon Blaster. Event Co-Chairs Kristina Mavica and Heather Tormey were assisted by about 40 parent volunteers who all managed to keep some semblance of order even with 92 enthusiastic second graders.

The Colts Neck PTO budgets $1,250 for the Carnival, and by combining this with the cost per child to attend the Carnival they are able to offer the t-shirts, food, drinks, and snacks. Mrs. Tormey thanked the parents who helped out before, during and after the event. “As with all events, without the help of volunteers we would not be able to pull it off,” she noted. “This is a fantastic way for kids who started at CRPS together to have one last event that is just for them as they get ready to move up to the elementary school. The Carnival culminated their three years here.” Mrs. Mavica added, “The Second Grade Carnival has become a much anticipated tradition at CRPS. It is a fun way for the children to celebrate “graduating” from the Primary School and moving on to the Elementary School. We were fortunate enough to have almost 40 parent volunteers, and five youth volunteers who were instrumental in making the event run smoothly. All of the children had a great time, laughing and enjoying time with friends, and that’s why the event is such a wonderful way to send the second graders off to Conover Road Elementary School.”

Having a Carnival all to themselves, as a rite of passage from second grade to third grade – who would have thought of such a thing? Thanks Colts Neck PTO!

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Constantly Fatigued? Take Control and Energize Yourself

There are four primary reasons that will contribute to fatigue. They are also the four major factors that you can control which determine your overall health: Physical form and function – the overall structure (form) of your body and how well it moves and works at all levels (function) is vital to your overall health. Nutrition – There is no getting around the quality of the food going into your body. Stress – Ultimately what you need to look at is your ability to cope and manage the stress in your life. Sleep – The quality of sleep is a major factor in determining your health. All four of these factors play primary roles in how healthy you are. Obviously, genetics play a role, but you can’t change your genetics. These four factors you have control over, and the ability to change each one of them.

upright against gravity. There has been research stating that upwards of 90% of the energy output of your brain is for this sole purpose. When the body is balanced and symmetrical, this system works extremely well and efficiently, keeping us healthy and happy. However, when proper balance and symmetry is lost, more energy output is required to hold us upright. This makes less energy available to do everything else, including keeping your eyes open. Reason 2: Look at what you are eating. In general, the lower the quality of food you are consuming – processed sugar/salt/flour, foods high in industrial-agricultural chemicals, and any man made substances – the harder your body has to work to digest or eliminate from your body. A substance that is not meant to be in your body will have to be eliminated and you body will have to detoxify itself. The more energy used to digest/cleanse itself on a daily basis, the more fatigued you will be.

Reason 3: How much stress do you have in your life? More importantly, how well do you handle the stress in your life? Quick, short bursts of stress are healthy for your Reason 1: The vast majority of energy used by your body. Long, drawn-out periods of stress are draining. It wears your nervous system down, which diminishes brain andhealing body ishalf for ad.qxd_Layout one job: holding1 your head/body Active 3/15/13 12:25 PM Page 1 your entire body’s ability to function. When the nervous How do these factors relate to your overall fatigue?

system is constantly overworked, your energy levels plummet. Obviously, looks for ways/ answers to those stressors in your life. Secondly, incorporate better coping mechanisms such as meditation, prayer, exercise, and/or breathing exercises. Reason 4: How much sleep do you get per night? A better question: how much quality sleep do you get per night, every night? A lack of quality sleep = waking up tired, waking with headaches, soreness, and irritability. Obviously, a lack of quality sleep means you will be tired, but more importantly, it leads to other health issues – weight gain, heart disease, chronic illness, depression – just to name a few. The general goal is to improve your overall health – mental, physical, and spiritual – and you will start sleeping better. Take a good look at your life and your health, and you will understand why you are so tired. When you are ready to improve your life and health, give us a call. We would be grateful to help you enhance your form, function, and lifestyle. To schedule an appointment, contact us at 732.683.0200 or via e-mail at tom@activehealingcenternj. com.

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he warmer weather is upon us and everyone is spending more time outdoors. Along with the enjoyment of the summer sun come the added dangers that were kept at bay by the winter chill. Mosquitos, fleas, and ticks are prevalent in New Jersey and with recent storms and changes in weather patterns, the pest populations are booming and pose a risk for all pets, even if they remain indoors. It is important to be aware of the diseases that can be transmitted and what you can do to prevent them. Mosquitos are an increasing nuisance for people and pets as the temperature and humidity rises. Heartworm disease is caused by Dirofilaria immitis, a parasite that is transmitted by mosquitos and migrates through the bloodstream. These microfiliaria, or immature heartworms, mature and take up residence in the pulmonary artery causing signs that include coughing, decreased exercise tolerance, trouble breathing, and signs of heart failure. Infected patients require hospitalization and monitoring while undergoing treatments. Occasionally, the parasite burden can be so severe that surgical removal of adult worms may be required. Your local veterinarian can test your pet for heartworm disease and provide you with preventative medication to help reduce the chance of your pet becoming infected. For environmental control, removing sources of standing water such as yard debris, uncovered trash containers and clogged drainage pipes and gutters could help to reduce exposure to mosquitos. Ctenocephalides, the flea, feasts on the blood of its host and is a common cause of itching and fur loss. Pets will commonly lick and chew their skin, often on their back ends and around the tail-base causing small scabs, redness and papules. Evidence of the culprits can often be found throughout the fur of your pet. Salt and pepper-like granules, referred to as flea dirt, are the fecal remains of these pests’ meal. When brushed onto a paper towel or sheet of paper and wet with water, the granules will leave red streaks indicative of digested blood. Although flea dermatitis is a major concern, the ubiquitous flea is more than just a source of itching and scratching for pets. Fleas are vectors of Bartonella, a zoonotic disease that is commonly referred to as Cat Scratch Disease, which can cause a variety of symptoms in humans that include fever and enlarged lymph nodes. Likewise, dipylidium, or tapeworm, the “grain of rice”-like parasite found in infected pet feces can be contracted after pets ingest fleas infected with cysticercoid dipylidium. Monthly flea preventatives, when properly applied, can significantly reduce the risks of flea infestation and subsequently the associated diseases discussed. There are many different species of ticks that can be found in the Northeastern United States. The Black-legged tick, commonly referred to as the Deer tick, the Brown Dog tick, the Lone Star tick and the American Dog tick are just a few species found in our region These species are known vectors for a variety of diseases. Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis, Erhlichiosis, and Babesiosis are some of the diseases that are transmitted to humans and pets by ticks. Many of these diseases cause relatively non-specific signs such as lethargy, decreased appetite, and fever. Other clinical signs may include lameness or stiff gait and enlarged lymph nodes. There are a number of steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of exposure to ticks and their associated diseases. The first steps to reducing risk are to keep lawns mowed, fence in property to reduce wildlife traffic, clean leaf litter and neaten wood piles. Monthly tick preventatives available

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ak Hill Academy eighth graders recently took the Grand Concours, the French National Contest. The competition was fierce since over 100,000 students entered the contest on the national level including 19,000 from our local region. Five of Oak Hill Academy’s eighth graders ranked “Top 10” in the Nation. They were Julia Pardee, Jasmine Shen, Jacob Yatvitskiy, Zoe Sucato and Sofia DiAntonio. The National Contest consists of an auditory part, a grammar section, a written comprehension section (dialogs & text) as well as some culture. The contest is a sixty minute national test that is designed, written, financed and disseminated by the members of the American Association of Teachers of French. Its purpose is to help stimulate further interest in the teaching and learning of French and to help identify and reward achievement on the part of both students and teachers. Félicitations to Madame Simon, Oak Hill Academy’s 8th Grade French Teacher, and her incredible students!

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ith a hurricane threatening, 21 intrepid fourth grade students and their families arrived at the Colts Neck Library on June 7 to take part in the 10th annual Spelling Bee hosted by the Friends of the Library. The spellers were particularly confident, poised and pleasant. One of the most enjoyable aspects was watching them support each other so enthusiastically throughout the entire event. Every speller was successful in the first round because it consisted of spelling his or her first name. This tradition developed to allow the students to practice using the microphone and to perfect the logistics-not to mention to survive the first round. (For those who are wondering - a misspelled name would not disqualify the contestant!). The group of 13 girls and 8 boys spelled over 200 words before Zain Salloum spelled the final word - “memorize” -correctly The contest is open to all fourth graders residing in Colts Neck. All receives a ribbon and the final four received a trophy. The top three received a cash prize of $100.00, $75.00 and $50.00 respectively. Zain Salloum emerged the winner, second place went to Avery Fratto, third place went to Jessica Thesing, and Tyler Garfield took home Honorable Mention. The Colts Neck Friends of the Library is a volunteer organization formed to support the Colts Neck Library and runs several programs for the community, including the Art and Photography Show, Book Sale, Spelling Bee, Garden, Book Club and more. It is always seeking new members and is a great way to serve in a friendly atmosphere. Please leave your contact information at the front desk of the Colts Neck Library.


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n May 11, Michele Zandman, formerly of Colts Neck, competed in The Mid Atlantic Natural Classic, a figure competition sponsored by The National Physique Committee (NPC.) Despite never competing before, Michele placed first in her division and took first place overall among both the Tall and Short Figure classes. This is quite an accomplishment for a first time competitor! “I was so excited that my family, friends and clients came out to support me. It was one of the greatest moments of my life and I was so lucky to have them all there to cheer me on,” said Zandman. “Their enthusiasm and support made it even more special.” Michele will be competing in the National Competition in spring of 2014, at which time she hopes to qualify for the Pro Figure Model Competition. Michele, a Personal Trainer and Fitness Advisor, graduated from The College of New Jersey in 2009 with a BS in Health and Exercise Science. As a former dancer, Michele has always been passionate about fitness. Michele and her fitness coach, Randy Frankel, a certified Personal Trainer and Fitness and Nutrition Specialist who earned a certification from the National Association of Sports Medicine, are using their knowledge and experience to help promote better health and fitness.

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Grand Spring Celebration of the Arts was presented by Cedar Drive Middle School students on May 30, which brought together an Art Show and a performance by the school’s Combined Chorus. The Art Show took place in the Commons area and the Chorus performed in the cafeteria. Art teacher Ryan Walker explained that the artwork on display included work in charcoal and pastels, acrylic and watercolor, sculpture with wire, and paper mache. “Each student submitted one piece of artwork, so there was a good representation of the student body in the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades. This is a culmination of the entire year.” The students keep a portfolio of their work throughout the year, and some students also attend the after school Art Club.

“This is my fourth year doing the Art Show and it continues to get bigger each year,” said Mr. Walker. He noted that the students designed footprints and placed them in the hallway leading up to the Commons to where the Art Show was being held. The students were very excited about the show and assisted in setting everything up. “This is really a great place for the students who are not involved in athletics to be recognized for their talents. They practice their craft during Art class or in the afterschool Art Club just as the athletes practice their sport after school,” said Mr. Walker. One inspirational piece was a three-part huge poster depicting the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, its aftermath, and the rebirth of the Shore. Mr. Walker

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noted that two eighth graders spearheaded the project and ten Art students painted the board. He added that it was displayed in Convention Hall for four days and was on the stage while First Responders were honored for their help during the hurricane. Currently, several people are searching for the best place to display this powerful artwork. Alongside the painting was a framed explanation of its meaning. It states in part, “Our painting acts as a visual

response to Superstorm Sandy and the devastation it brought to our area. The triptych is meant to be read as a story in three parts. The Storm, The Aftermath, and The Rebirth. As the story moves from left to right, the colors change from bleak, monochromatic greys and blues to inspired reds, yellows, and oranges. In the middle of the second panel, over the skeleton of the Jet Star, the two opposing forces tangle in uncertainty, just as our shore and its residents did. The final panel shows new light, literally and figuratively, being shone on our beaches, with a simple message scrawled in the sand, as if dug by the heel of a hopeful beachgoer.” It is signed by Art Students of Cedar Drive Middle School and Mr. Ryan Walker, Colts Neck, New Jersey. One hour after the Art Show, Cedar Drive Middle School Combined Choruses presented Songs of Strength and Hope, led by Choral Director Mrs. Krystyna Hubbard. Congratulations to both the Art Show participants and the members of the Cedar Drive Middle School Combined Choruses. The talent demonstrated by all of the students in the Art and Music programs is amazing!


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Josh began the afternoon with a photo and autograph session where all of the swimmers were able to wear Josh’s Gold Medals. Then the athletes had the thrill of Josh taking them through drills, tips, and in-water demonstrations of all four strokes, freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. At the conclusion of each stroke session, the swimmers had the opportunity to race Josh in their favorite stroke. It’s not every day young athletes get to meet, let alone race an Olympian, so that is sure to be a memorable moment in the lives of these young swimmers. Throughout the clinic, Josh took time to share life lessons that go beyond the swimming pool. Josh’s ability to inspire and motivate was evident from the first moments of the clinic and this went beyond just the swimmers in attendance. The coaches on the pool deck and parents who were watching from the bleachers were also in for a special day. Josh drove home the importance of setting goals, having a commitment to excellence, and living a healthy lifestyle. His enthusiasm was contagious and his messages were inspiring to all in attendance. Josh shared his 7 Core Habits to achieve success and happiness by living a healthy lifestyle, not only from a physical standpoint, but from a mental, spiritual and emotional place. He shared how he set his sights at a young age to become the best swimmer possible, even after his first swim coach told him, “son, you should find another sport”. He told the swimmers, “if your friends are drinking, you need to find other friends”. He said that one of the greatest gifts he has ever received was knowing that he was unconditionally loved by his parents. Josh conveyed that each person has value and the need to know that they are loved. With this assurance, athletes will resist drugs, negative attitudes, and burnout, while being empowered to succeed and fail without fear.


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olts Neck Recreation has sponsored the annual Youth Fishing Derby for 35 years. It is open to Township youth ages 14 and under and is held rain or shine. This year, over 100 young fishermen and their parents sat along the two ponds at Bucks Mill Park on June 8, despite the off again/on again rain that fell. Recreation Director Thom Hennessy noted prior to the Derby, “We may find out if the old fishing proverb is true – The fish bite better in the rain!” According to the statistics taken that day, the fish were hungry and the fishermen hungrier!

Participants set up their fishing poles and baited the hooks, while keeping an eye on the best area of the pond to throw out their lines. Some of the parents assisted with the preparation in the beginning, but soon the young fishermen had the process under control. Having several friends or siblings nearby helped to make the waiting time go faster and made a “catch” more exciting when everyone cheered. In attendance was Mr. Tim Trigani, a teacher at Cedar Drive School, and his wife Beth who were joined by several boys who attend a Frogging and Fishing Club run by the husband and wife team. “We have a great time and it’s educational,” said Mr. Trigani. He and his wife also run day trips throughout the summer. Mr. Hennessy was pleased with the turnout of participants, noting that the ponds had been stocked with over 1,000 extra fish for this event. He was assisted by Doug Rehm, Tim and Jack O’Dwyer, experienced fishermen themselves who attended the Youth Fishing Derby when they were younger. Following the two-hour fishing derby, these young men tallied the measurement and weight of the fish caught and handed out trophies to the following winners. Smallest Fish: First place - Samantha Lidandici, second place – Chris Rocco; Largest Fish: First place – Evan Imbesi, second place – Stephan Belford; Longest Fish: First place – Connor McKay, second place – Leah McGuire; Most Unusual: First – Alex Biava, second place – Noah Jackie; Most Fish Caught: First – Kaitlyn Meeks, second place – John Miller. With over 65 fish caught, it may be safe to rephrase Mr. Hennessy’s comment and say, “The fish bite just as well in the rain!”

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