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Welcome to the best time of year in Monmouth County – our local summer! One of my favorites, the weather is all right and the roads have cleared - just enough. Autumn is around the corner and the kids are back to school. There is a lot of late summer and early fall fun awaiting you, your family and friends – make sure you check out Donna Beriont’s Eventful on page 70 – she covers everything from apple festivals to food trucks to even a “Happy Lobster Party” fundraiser for Clean Ocean Action.

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Beach Ball VNA Returns

Beach Ball Committee members Chris Stout, Paula Metz, Deborah Ansell, Nancy Mulheren, Marilyn Broege

On September 16, 2017, leave your dress shoes at home with your formal clothes and come feel the sand between your toes at the 2017 Beach Ball. Chapel Beach Club in Sea Bright will once again welcome friends and supporters of the VNA for a fun and casual evening by the sea. Longtime VNA Board Trustees

The seaside will come alive with fun, food and music to support Visiting Nurse Association Health Group’s mission of caring for those in need.

Liz and Tom Thees will be honored for their commitment and contributions to the organization. The evening’s proceeds will benefit patients in need who rely on VNA Health Group’s broad array of community-based health programs, providing vital preventive and primary health care as well as supportive services. The 2016 inaugural Beach Ball met with rave reviews. Under a moonlit sky with brightly colored beach balls swaying in the breeze, a sellout gathering of 550 VNA Health Group supporters enjoyed the late summer evening in the sand while raising over $350,000 to benefit the organization’s programs and services. Beach Ball attendees will enjoy an array of gastronomic offerings from some of the area’s most popular food trucks. Revelers can memorialize

the night with pictures from the The Selfie Social photo station while sipping libations from the “Bellini and ‘Tini Bar” and the "Cocktail Caravan". As the stars begin to sparkle in the night sky, partygoers can cozy up to the fire pit for s’mores and dance the night away to the music of Rhythm Shop. The Beach Ball will take place Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at Chapel Beach Club in Sea Bright. Tickets for general/open seating are $275 per person. Sponsorships, underwriting, ticket packages and specially priced reserve seating tickets are also available. For more information, visit www. vnahgbeachball.org or contact the Foundation Office at 732.224.6970.

Gloria Nilson & Co. Adds Two Agents in Holmdel Office Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate has added two new real estate professionals to its Holmdel office team. Making the transition from Weichert Realtors in Holmdel, Mark Viggiani and Michael Arbolino will continue to apply their knowledge of Monmouth County and the surrounding region to meet the needs of buyers and sellers. Viggiani began his career in real estate three years ago in Holmdel. Prior to becoming a real estate sales professional he ran a successful plumbing and heating business. In 2016 he was awarded the 2016 NJ

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Realtors® Circle of Excellence Sales St. John’s University. Arbolino also Award® Bronze. Viggiani earned a lives in Colts Neck with his family. bachelor’s degree in business ad“Mark and Michael will be great ministration and marketing from La additions to our team,” said Dana Salle University. He currently lives D’Agostino-Ryser, broker-managin Colts Neck with his family. er of Gloria Nilson & Co.’s Holmdel Arbolino has office. “Each brings valuable busibeen a Realtor ness experience to our office. Their in Holmdel for local knowledge adds to our bench 15 years. Before strength as one of New Jersey’s top beginning his ca- performing residential real estate reer in real estate, brokerages, and the top real estate he worked in the office in Holmdel in year-to-date foreign exchange closed sales volume.” industry for Dow To reach Viggiani or ArboliJones and Harlow no, contact the Holmdel office at Meyer Savage. In 732.946.3200 or via email at mvig2016, Arbolino also was honored by giani@glorianilson.com and marNJ Realtors, earning the NJ Realtors bolino@glorianilson.com respecCircle of Excellence Sales Award Sil- tively. ver. He received his bachelor’s degree in business management from

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21 FOX HEDGE ROAD, COLTS NECK Presented at $1,220,000 FOR MORE INFO, contact Susan Davis at 732.586.2337 cell.

8 CHERRY HILL ROAD, HOLMDEL Presented at $689,000

FOR MORE INFO, contact Doreen DeMarco at 732.241.5015 cell.

112 LA COSTA COURT, HOLMDEL Presented at $849,900 FOR MORE INFO, contact Catherine “Catrina” Erkal at 732.778.7000 cell.

73 HILLSDALE ROAD, COLTS NECK Presented at $645,000 FOR MORE INFO, contact Annmarie “Dee” Burtnick at 732.539.0268 cell.

30 MURFIELD DRIVE, LINCROFT Presented at $565,000 FOR MORE INFO, contact Terry LoBue at 732.239.1691 cell.

126 JUMPING BROOK ROAD, LINCROFT Presented at $564,000

FOR MORE INFO, contact Rhonda Beck-Edwards at 732.685.4450 cell and Peter Maneri at 732.768.7583 cell..

307 LAIRD ROAD, COLTS NECK Presented at $875,000 FOR MORE INFO, contact Tom Tylek at 732.895.3107 cell.

340 OCEAN AVENUE, ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS Presented at $1,334,000

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CPC hosted its “Bermuda Nights” Benefit on July 28, 2017 at Navesink Country Club in Middletown, and successfully raised funds for important services throughout Monmouth County. The event was full of enthusiastic supporters taking part in the Wine Wheel, multiple gift auctions and listening and dancing to Bobby Bandiera. Co-chairs of the event, Tom Duffy, CFP of Oceanport and Marie Noglows of Fair Haven expressed their gratitude to everyone who came out to benefit CPC and that they were “honored to lead this important effort to raise funds to provide counseling services that will give people in our community an opportunity for hope and recovery.” The night honored the important community achievements of both businesses and individuals, including Raymond Eckhoff, Rumson; Cowan, Gunteski & Co., P.A., Tinton Falls and Toms River; Two River Community Bank, Tinton Falls; and Lori and Jim Romer,

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Howell. All the honorees humbly accepted the well-deserved recognition and reinforced the importance of CPC’s mission is helping the community. Ray Eckhoff, recipient of the “Community Service Award” and Chair-Elect of CPC’s Board of Trustees spoke about the responsibility of the public to come out and support important causes. Ray spoke of his own early involvement with local non-profit organizations and realizing that it was his duty to step up and help organizations like CPC provide vital services to the community. The evening also honored four long-time Trustees for over a century of collective service, some beginning at the very inception of CPC. Lois Broder, Shrewsbury; Alfred Ferguson, Rumson; A. Van. R. Halsey, Rumson; and Bruce Larsen, Ph.D., Point Pleasant, were recognized and thanked for their many years of commitment and dedication. For more information about CPC, visit cpcbehavioral.org.

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1 – Left to right: Honoree and retiring trustee Al Ferguson, Board Chair Don Glaser, Honoree Jim Romer, Honoree Lori Romer, Trustee and honoree Ray Eckhoff, CEO Vera Sansone, Honoree Bill Moss (President & CEO of Two River Community Bank), Honoree and retiring trustee Sandy Halsey, Honoree Carol Egan (Director of Cowan, Gunteski & Co., P.A.). 2 - Benefit Co-chairs Tom Duffy and Marie Noglows 3 - Al and Ann Ferguson 4 - Ray and Jennifer Eckhoff (center) and their daughters, Jessica and Jamie Lynne 5 - Trustee Emeritus John and Roseann Paone 6 – Left to right: Trustee Todd Herman, Trustee Carol Strang, CFO Dan Burns, Trustee Kathy Brower, Board Chair Don Glaser, Trustee Scott Hershkowitz, Retired Trustee Howard Aronson, Trustee Tom Mikulski, CEO Vera Sansone 7 – Left to right: Trudy and Charlie Parton, Martha and Sandy Halsey, Trustee Geoff Sadwith 8 - John Paone (winner of the “Sing with the Band” auction item) and Bobby Bandiera


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Inaugural Run for Hope to Benefit The Ashley Lauren Foundation Join in and support Childhood Cancer Awareness Month on Sunday, September 24, 2017 as The Ashley Lauren Foundation and Brielle Ale House hosts its inaugural Run for Hope. The 5K Race or 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk participants will receive a t-shirt and access to the post-race party sponsored by the Brielle Ale House. Other post-race activities include face painting and inflatables for children, a push-up/plank challenge, music, gift basket raffles, 50/50 and so much more! The Ashley Lauren Foundation, a nonprofit based out of Spring Lake and serving all of New Jersey, provides financial assistance, emotional support and many other programs to children and families suffering from the hardships of

pediatric cancer. All proceeds from this event will go to The Ashley Lauren Foundation. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. at Brielle Ale House, located at 601 Union Lane in Brielle; the 5K starts at 10:30 a.m. and the 1-Mile Walk/Fun Run at 10:45 a.m. (strollers welcome to both races). The cost is $35 per person, and $20 for 12 and under. The after party and barbecue begins at the conclusion of both races. “We are so excited for the inaugural Run for Hope, and so thankful for Brielle Ale House for graciously hosting this event. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, what better way to show your support for our young warriors. I hope you can come and join us!” said Monica Vermeulen, Founder and CEO of The Ashley Lauren Foundation. Don’t miss out! Sign up today by visiting https:// runsignup.com/Race/NJ/Brielle/ALFRunforHope or ashleylaurenfoundation.org. For more information and questions, contact The Ashley Lauren Foundation at 732.414.1625 or info@ ashleylaurenfoundation.org today!

Eagle Oaks Golf & Country Club Completes Major Expansion Sate Parkway (exit 100B) in Farmingdale, NJ will finalize its major capital improvements project this year with the debut of a new dining venue called “The Masters Grill & Bar” providing a formal setting for sumptuous adult dining. The club will also be adding heated hitting bays to its driving range for winter golf practice. The club is open for golf year-round, except on Mondays, Christmas and New Years Day.

EAGLE OAKS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB is in the final stages of a major clubhouse expansion offering a vast array of new world-class amenities. Members and non-members alike will enjoy the club’s stunning southern colonial architecture providing a host of new features in the newly expanded 90,000 squarefoot clubhouse, including: a Rose Garden lounge and terrace for memorable catered events, scenic waterfalls providing spectacular photo opportunities, ladies locker room, lounge and sports fitness center, state-of-the-art sports life fitness equipment, golf shop and new indoor golf simulator, expanded outdoor dining terrace and "19th Hole Bar & Grill". The club, located just five minutes off of the Garden

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Eagle Oaks continually strives to expand its world-class amenities for banquet and membership enhancements every year. Visit www.eagleoaks.com. Personal tours of the club are available by calling 732.938.9696, extension 311. Eagle Oaks Golf & Country Club located in Farmingdale, New Jersey is a premiere private country club located in central New Jersey. The private country club is open to the public for weddings, banquets and meetings. The club’s grand ballrooms can accommodate over 600 guests. The club features membership programs for golf, sport, tennis and an exclusive Dining Club program. The club features the only Jack Nicklaus designed championship golf course whereby Eagle Oaks members can enjoy access to over 130 Jack Nicklaus designed courses world-wide. In addition to its renowned championship golf course, Eagle Oaks features an aquatics and tennis complex and luxurious overnight accommodations in its Savannah House guest suites.


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The amount of information and stuff to read out there is no doubt daunting and overwhelming, like this article for example, we all need the “cliff notes” – short and sweet. I love the 80/20 Rule. Today I’m using it to state that 20% of your actions produce 80% of your results. Here are five strategies that make up the 20% that will produce 80% of the results when it comes to getting stuff done and living life fulfilled. #1. In my business, I preach strategy, patience, planning and the long haul. But now, I’m changing lanes (blinker on). Take a minute, and be very clear what you want to be doing 90 days from now. Experts say that the human brain loses focus every 90 days or so. Instead of fighting that, play into it. Paint a very clear picture, 90 days from now, what does your life look like? What is your mental state? Be very specific and measurable. For example, wanting to lose weight and be happier is a great idea, but it’s not a very clear picture. On the other hand, 90 days from now I’m going to drop X pounds and be home for dinner 4/5 nights, that’s measurable. Where do you want to be 90 days from now? Paint a picture and make it happen! #2. Perfectionism is the enemy of progress. We all know that getting started is the hardest part. A rocket burns 40% of its fuel on the way to space at liftoff. In physics, this is known as “STATIC MOMENTUM” - the amount of energy it takes to get an object in motion. This is why it is so hard to start things moving – businesses, diets, etc. Once the rocket fights through the atmosphere, it spends more exploring and navigating than burning fuel. Personal relationships are just the opposite. They spend time in space drifting and navigating and when it’s time to come down to earth, the capsule heats up and you have to enter the atmosphere at the right angle and at the right speed or you threaten the mission. This is why the balance between business and personal is a challenge – the missions come from different directions. Bottom line, don’t spend so much time waiting for the perfect situation, person or moment, take that first step, take action (personally AND professionally). #3. Have a cadence of accountability. In this 2017 world, information is not the problem, accountability is. The world is FULL of good ideas, it’s execution that’s lacking. For everything you’re trying to improve, have something or someone that holds you accountable. We all need it. Literally have someone accountable to the goal that you set (perhaps a coach to hold your feet to the fire). If it’s important to you, you must find a way to have an accountability system behind it. If you’re trying to improve nutrition, maybe you have someone weigh you in or use a daily app that checks in with you (why do you think Weight Watchers has been successful for decades? Because you have to “weigh in”). Having a cadence of accountability


does not mean that you’re weak, it just means you’re human - we all need it. The ones that are the most consistent, and see the best results, have someone or something holding them accountable – “weigh in”! #4. Ask yourself the cliché question: Do I see myself doing this five years from now? If the answer is no, just stop now, and find something else. This is why people struggle with yo-yo results in diet and in business. They’re on it for a while and then off of it. Why? Because they committed to something that is not fun, too intense, or not sustainable long-term. Stop looking for the quickfixes, they may work for a month, but five years from now, where are you? Pick stuff (nutrition, fitness, business habits and ideas, etc.) that you enjoy doing, and you can see yourself doing it long-term - you’ll see better results. #5. This is not a dress rehearsal. I think sometimes we’re so freakin’ busy that we forget this is not a dress rehearsal. This is life. We will never have another September 2017 to redo. We all go through phases where we get lazy and complacent and just coast along. This is the real thing, and you have one shot – we are all on this earth for a VERY fleeting period of time. You’ll never get this day back – and when you’re at the end of your line, promise me, you’ll wish you had more. Why not make the best of the time you’re here so that you can be healthy, happy, be around for your family, and enjoy the life that you’re living? This is not a dress rehearsal. Live every month like it was your last. Any or all of these five thoughts, kept top of mind and acted upon can give you 80% of the results you’re looking for. Hey, only pick one (20%) if you’d like – but give it a shot! Which one worked best for you – let me know.

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PICK YOUR OWN FARM ONLINE DIRECTORY NOW AVAILABLE said Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to the Division of Economic Development. “You can find out which farms are selling exactly what you’re looking for and plan a visit. Remember, before you head out, to make sure to call the farm directly to make sure the produce will be available when you visit.”

Monmouth County Freeholder Lillian Burry (center) stopped at Eastmont Orchards in Colts Neck to pick her own peaches and was assisted by Norma Kilbride (left) and Linda King of Eastmont Orchards.

If you are looking for apples, raspberries, blueberries, flowers, or nectarines, the Pick Your Own Directory can point you in the right direction.

Looking for a place to pick your own peaches or pumpkins? Look no further than the Grown in Monmouth Pick Your Own Directory available at www.GrownInMonmouth.com, where you can now find a list of farms that offer Pick Your Own options.

“Picking your own fruits, vegetables and other produce with your family is a truly wonderful experience and fun for both children and adults,” said Freeholder Director Lillian G. Burry, liaison to the Agricultural Board. “There are many residents and visitors of Monmouth County that may not realize just how many farms offer Pick Your Own experiences and hopefully this online directory will help spread the word.”

“One of the best things about the online directory is that it provides details on the inventory of each farm and lets you know exactly what is available to pick on your own,”

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ASSISTED LIVING & MEMORY CARE: OPTIONS FOR TODAY’S SENIORS There’s no doubt that Americans, on average, are living longer. Advances in medical science are preventing illness, curing disease and healing wounds to the point where reaching 80 isn’t a rare event anymore. Still, bodies inevitably wear out and aging baby boomers may be faced with difficult and emotional decisions when that starts happening. They may be faced with the reality that their lifestyles must change. Those changes do not have to be traumatic. Designed for those who do not need acute care, but need a little help doing everyday things, assisted living is a perfect environment for thousands of senior citizens across America. The Chelsea at Solana Marlboro provides a home-like environment for residents who are cared for and cared about. The Chelsea offers brand new, upscale apartments with giant windows and high ceilings, vibrant-lifestyle programs, gourmet meals prepared by our superior chef, a 24-hour emergency response system and a registered nurse on site daily. Our program for those with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory impairments, called The Country Cottage, features 24/7 care under the watchful eye of specially trained staff including Certified Dementia Practitioners. Our Country Cottage residents enjoy a secure environment, a beautiful bistro and separate dining room, enclosed outdoor courtyard and apartments with large windows. Of course, families are welcome to visit any time. Residents of The Country Cottage receive comprehensive assessment services through cooperative relationships with multidisciplinary teams of social workers, nurses,

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psychologists, and board-certified geriatric psychologists from leading area hospitals and private agencies. Chelsea’s commitment to caring for those with dementia goes beyond our four walls. We conduct fundraisers and seminars year ‘round to benefit Alzheimer’s New Jersey, a leading non-profit supporting those affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia. Our fundraising culminates each year with the Lace Race, a walk-a-thon in Thompson Park in Jamesburg, held this year on October 7th. Last year, we raised $40,000 for this worthy cause. Those wishing to support The Lace Race may do so at any Chelsea Senior Living community. Supportive 24/7 staff, a strong sense of community, and a personal living space are all necessities for senior residents which Chelsea Senior Living strives for. If you are looking for care home options for yourself or a loved one, this may well be the right one for you. See the full range of services provided by The Chelsea at Solana Marlboro and other Chelsea Senior Living residences at chelseaseniorliving.com or call 1-877-CHELSEA.


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Living Well SEE AMERICA FIRST As Malcolm Forbes once said, “Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.” As many of us prepare for back to school adventures, I’m reminded of an outdoor classroom experience shared with friends this summer. The following are a few things we learned in the wild west wilderness this year.

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We hiked the Crown Jewel of the Continent, Glacier National Park. Established in 1910, this iconic beauty is our country’s 10th named national park rich with glacier carved perfect peaks, turquoise and emerald lakes and rich wildlife. The park is comprised of 1600 square miles and showcases much of its beauty by traveling the Going-To-The-Sun-Road. This twisting and sometimes terrorizing ride hugs deep gorges and hair pin turns. Students of all ages enjoy (or not!) 50 miles of winding wonder over the continental divide with breathtaking views and vertical vistas. Lifelong learners climb 6,640 feet to the top of Logan’s Pass to trek alongside long bearded mountain goats grazing on snowy patches of ice in July. When’s the last time you caught sight of a pair of big horned rams? Every step in this classroom was a new experience. We learned that Glacier National Park is linked with Canada’s Waterton Lakes National Park which created the world’s first International Peace Park. In 1995, this Peace Park became recognized as a World Heritage Site that showcases grizzly bears, wolves, lynx, bull trout and bison. The park maintains 71 species of mammals, 24 species of fish and symbolizes hope and a vision of unity for all. Visitors from around the globe converge with nature to celebrate the wonder of creation. We shared a shuttle with nature


enthusiasts from Germany, Australia, Canada and the Canary Islands as we learned about more than 730 miles of hiking trails and climb options of over 10,000 feet skyward. We rode horses most days to frame our western adventure. Taking a class in the great outdoors Montana-style included bison burgers, big sky BBQs, chuck wagons and swooning cowboys telling tales of living on the range. Our fourth generation rancher and his team of wranglers made sure we agreed with Franklin Delano Roosevelt who once said, “There’s nothing more American than visiting our parks.” We couldn’t agree more. Keep your return to school learning adventurous and live well!

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nfinite Love and the Middletown Fire Department coordinated their efforts and held the first annual Shave a Hero/Save a Hero fundraising event on July 29, 2017 at Community Fire Station #4 in Leonardo. Besides the shaving portion of the event, there was a DJ, balloon artist, face painting, raffle baskets, and food, as well as cakes, plants and jewelry for sale. A Dunk Tank was available and children enjoyed dunking the firefighters. An estimated 400-500 people attended throughout the four-hour event and at least 70 heads were shaved. Andrea Verdone Gorsegner, founder of Infinite Love for Kids Fighting Cancer, said the event raised over $40,000 for childhood cancer research. “Thanks to our shavees, our volunteers, sponsors and the community, our 1st annual Shave a Hero/Save a Hero event was more successful then we had imagined.” Six professional hair stylists volunteered to do the shaving, including Mr. Bill Verdone, and some of the Middletown Firefighters. Police, fire and first aid representatives

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from Keansburg, Fair Haven, Holmdel, Little Silver, Long Branch, Union Beach, Highlands, South Amboy and Howell volunteered to be shaved. Six principals from Middletown Schools also participated. Three of them had asked students to donate a dollar to Infinite Love, which meant their name was put in a drawing and the winning student got to shave their Principal’s head! Some childhood cancer survivors also shaved a few of the firefighters’ heads, including Amelia Carter, a ewing sarcoma survivor who shaved her

dad Jason’s head. Children as young as three allowed themselves to be shaved, as well as men from 20 through 60. Gorsegner noted that one woman shaved her head completely bald and a little girl allowed her ponytail to be cut off.

Gorsegner, who has had waist-length hair for most of her life, fought an initial nervousness at having her head completely shaved, (see below). Her daughter Natalie, who will be eight in September and who has been cancer free since November 2014, shaved her mother’s head. Daughter Hannah,

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who shaved her head for the fourth year in a row, held her mother’s hand during the shave. “All I could think about during the shaving were the thousands of kids currently in treatment who have NO choice in losing their hair. How, not only do they lose the hair on the top of their heads, but they lose their eyebrows and eyelashes as well. For me I come out of this looking as if I have a trendy haircut, for these kids it’s the complete opposite, it’s traumatic and it’s lonely. There is nothing that is brave about what I did. For me it was about raising awareness and money for pediatric cancer research. These kids are the brave ones and quite honestly, most of them probably wish that they didn’t have to be so brave to begin with,” said Gorsegner. The idea for this event came from John Waltz, 1st Lieutenant Community Fire Company Station 4 and Ryan Clarke, Deputy Chief Middletown Township Fire Department noted Gorsegner. They felt it was a means of raising money for Infinite Love and honoring six-year-old Mia McCaffrey, who starred in the video “Fighter” filmed last year at the Leonardo Fire House. Both firefighters appeared in the video. Young Mia passed away this past March 17 from parameningeal rhabdomyosarcoma. “Every year Infinite Love chooses a different form of childhood cancer to focus our fundraising on, and for 2017 our goal is to raise $200,000 for parameningeal rhabdomyosarcoma research in Mia’s name,” said Gorsegner. The song “Fighter” was written and performed by Taylor Tote along with Natalie Grace and Hannah Rose Gorsegner. Taylor Tote, who has become a close family friend of the Gorsegners, stopped in at the event to cheer everyone on. “I am so thankful to Ryan and John for approaching me about this shave, to the entire Middletown Fire Department for embracing our Foundation and the children that we fight for, and of course to the little girl, Mia McCaffrey (forever six-years-old), who inspired it all,” said Gorsegner. Visit www.infiniteloveforkidsfightingcancer.org for information about the Foundation and for information about the “Fighter” video.

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Colts Neck to Host 9/11 Memorial Ceremony Please join Freeholder Director Lillian Burry, Colts Neck Mayor Russell Macnow, Colts Neck Township Committee, and the Colts Neck Historical Preservation Committee on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. for the 16th Anniversary of 9/11 at the Colts Neck September 11th Memorial behind Town Hall overlooking the pond, located at 124 Cedar Drive. Local groups will be taking part in this special ceremony, such as: Colts Neck High School ROTC, Colts Neck Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, Colts Neck Reformed Church, Saint Mary’s Parish, Colts Neck Community Church, and CBA Pipes & Drums.

to begin new season of Education, Charity, Friendship & Fun On September 14, 2017 - the Newcomers and Neighbors Club of Colts Neck, Holmdel and surrounding areas will hold the first general meeting of the 2017-2018 calendar year at Conover Road Firehouse #2 in Colts Neck at 9:30 a.m. Members, prospective members and guests are invited to enjoy a social hour with coffee, tea and refreshments, an organizational business meeting and a presentation by nutritionist, Jeff Stallup. Mr. Stallup will focus on disease prevention, skin care and natural pain relief. Drop-ins are always welcome! The Club provides a social network for new and long-time residents of Monmouth County. Activity groups such as book club, gourmet lunch group, dinner group, theater and travel group, Bunco game group and others provide social opportunities throughout each month. A new group for the spicy single ladies in the Club will be forming soon! The October 12th meeting of the Club will be a delicious brunch at the stately Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank. In November, the club will visit Dearborn Market for a holiday craft or cooking demonstration. Stay tuned for more information or call 732.577.0875 or 732.530.9543. Membership cost is only $35 for the entire year!

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Have you or someone you know experienced a recent loss? If so, you might consider attending Holmdel Funeral Home’s Butterfly Release on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. Melanie Siano, Funeral Director with Holmdel Funeral Home, said, “We have a local clergy officiate a short memoriam, and the core of this event is to help families heal with the symbolism of a butterfly’s transition from their loss.” The Butterfly Release is catered by Tea 4U LLC, Kirsten Kirstensen is the owner and she also owns The White House Tea Room in Oakhurst. At the closing of the event each attendee is given a live butterfly to release into the garden.

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The Newcomers and Neighbors Club plans many unique events throughout the year. Board members Joyce Allison, Judy Kovtun and President Dee Mollema are pictured at Dearborn Market at one of the many special holiday craft events sponsored by the Club.


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Some father/daughter memories contain flowers, candy and possibly a dance, but for one dynamic duo the experience in question stretched over 300 miles and included climbs of over 2900 ft. - this was the case for David Rampulla and his 13-year old daughter, Isobel. With three beautiful daughters, 16, 13 and 9, parents Teresa and David try to spend as much one on one time with each child as possible. They decided when each daughter is 16, Teresa would take them on a journey to experience their heritage, while at the age of 13, David would choose an experience/ adventure that promised to be out of their 13-year old’s comfort zone. It all started 27 years ago with David’s own adventure. He always loved the outdoors, bike riding, fresh air and adventure. Through a family member who studied in Iowa, he found RAGBRAI, The Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa, RAGBRAI is a sevenday, 400 to 500 mile ride that annually stretches in different routes across Iowa from the Missouri River to the Mighty Mississippi. The ride begins by ceremoniously dunking your rear tire in the Missouri River, then hundreds of miles later dunking your front tire in the Mississippi. Now in its 44th year, RAGBRAI is attended by over 15,000 riders coming to Iowa from across the Globe and is the world’s largest bicycle tour.

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As David rode 472 miles on his own personal quest in 1990, he imagined a day in which he would share the experience with one of his children and venture out on a physical and spiritual adventure - in 2017, he fulfilled that dream. “When I told Isobel about RAGBRAI, she immediately said “yes”, I’m not sure if she was aware of the physically demanding nature of the ride, but she has always had the heart of a lion. Once she said yes I was confident she would be up to the challenge,” said David. Each town in the bike tour is unique as a snowflake. The Iowans are proud of their heritage and are proud to share it with the guests of RAGBRAI. In some towns children lined the road with homemade motivational lawn signs thanking riders for their visit, while along the route whole families sat alongside the road to say “good morning,” or ask “where’re you from” to each of the thousands of riders who visit their special part of paradise. Of the over 50 towns they rode through, Clear Lake, Iowa brought a reunion of the Bob Marley’s Wailers, while in Castalia they enjoyed the talent of the Wissmann’s 13 siblings who played the most melodic folk music they’ve heard since watching the Cohen Brother’s movie Oh Brother Where Art Thou’. When they weren’t hugging piglets, enjoying pro-wrestling, eating church dinners, sampling homemade pie, meeting Miss Iowa or tubing the Charles River - they enjoyed local food specialties, such as pork chops smoked over corn cobs by Iowa’s own Mr. Pork Chop who followed the tour every day in a hand painted pink school bus. “Besides a lot of bike riding, I didn’t know what to expect,” said 13-year old Isobel Rampulla. “I had no idea Iowa had so many steep hills, although it was challenging, being there with my dad made the challenge worth it.” When asked how she felt after riding over 300+ miles, her reply was “proud”. “I met people throughout Iowa and from all parts of the world, it was amazing how different life in Iowa is from New Jersey. Some towns only had a grain silo, grocery co-op and gas station. Some were as small as ten people. Even the big towns were small by our standards.” When asked in hindsight what he thought of the ride, David said, “My first day coming home from work after the trip my daughter went out of her way to give me a hug as I came in the door. I would have ridden a thousand miles for that.”


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THE RUN FOR THOSE WHO CAN’T… YET Colts Neck Siblings Raise Funds for Central Jersey Spinal Cord Association for Those Who Can’t” each summer.

Nine years ago, when Samantha Hoagland of Colts Neck was about to turn 11, she decided to give up her birthday party and instead celebrate the day by holding a 5K Fun Run to raise money for the Central Jersey Spinal Cord Association (CJSCA), a non-profit organization started by her uncle and godfather, Kevin Hoagland. Kevin is a quadriplegic who injured his spinal cord almost 40 years ago. He started CJSCA over 30 years ago to raise money for spinal cord research and to provide financial assistance to people with spinal cord injuries in central New Jersey, in the process raising over $2 million through his all-volunteer organization. Samantha invited family and friends to run, walk or bike with her, and contribute what they could in lieu of birthday presents. The first run was a great success and Samantha’s siblings Kayleigh, Jack, Liam and Quinn joined the effort the following year. Together, for the next four years they organized a “Run

After a few years off, 12-year-old Quinn pushed to restart the effort. She designed new t-shirts and re-named the run, “Run for Those Who Can’t…Yet”, a nod to the advancing research that she hopes will result in a cure for paralysis. On August 18, 2017 - under threatening skies at Five Points Park in Colts Neck, Quinn and her siblings were joined by over 40 other runners, many of them from the defending state champion Colts Neck High School Cross Country teams, and a handful of walkers as well, all clad in purple t-shirts with Quinn’s new logo. They outpaced the thunder and lightning, and finished before the downpour. In the process they helped raise almost $1,000 for the CJSCA.

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HOLIDAY EXPRESS SUNSET BENEFIT CLAMBAKE HONORING DARLENE LOVE by many generous individuals and companies, including tickets to area sporting events, designer clothing and jewelry, and dinner packages at the shore’s finest restaurants. Dress is casual and the Holiday Express Band will provide entertainment. The 10th Annual Holiday Express Sunset Benefit Clambake, sponsored by Shore Point Distributing Company, will be held Sunday, September 17, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., on the beach at McLoone’s Pier House in Long Branch. This year’s event will honor Rock and Roll Hall of fame artist, Darlene Love. The cost is $250 per guest and includes a premium open bar and a lavish buffet including lobster, filet and raw bar. Darlene Love, who recorded the hit single, “All Alone on Christmas” for the movie Home Alone 2, will be honored at the event. “All Alone on Christmas” is the signature theme song for Holiday Express and performed at every Holiday Express event. “The song truly embodies the reason that I started Holiday Express”, explains founder Tim McLoone. “We truly believe that the lyric, ‘Nobody ought to be all alone on Christmas,’ is why we will be doing 100 events this holiday season.” There will be a live and silent auction with items donated 30

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This year Holiday Express is celebrating its 25th Anniversary and will be visiting a record setting 100 locations in 49 days. Proceeds from the Clambake will improve the quality of life for the 25,000 adults and children being served by Holiday Express during the 2017 holiday season. Holiday Express visits the mentally and physically disabled, the isolated, individuals in addiction and recovery programs, the poor and the homeless and children with serious illnesses.

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Meet Doug Brown In this time of big box stores and conglomerates, there is something comforting about a company that is infused with family pride and longevity. The family business, Brown’s Heating and Cooling based in Little Silver has both, and is celebrating 40 years of success. Community Magazine learned there is a lot more to the company than just great service. First there is the interesting career path Doug Brown has followed. His gentle demeanor and unusual introduction caught my attention. “Even though I always accompanied my dad on calls when I was little, I ended up going to art school and becoming a part-time pastor before turning my focus on Brown’s in 2006.” Doug graduated from seminary in New Brunswick and is an ordained minister for the United Church of Christ in Asbury Park, where he serves part time at the Asbury Park Community Church. His main career focus is at Brown’s, but his philosophical and artistic outlets are expressed through a combination of his love of art and study of world religions. Doug described that he “thinks below the surface” and he has been digging deep into ways to understand and deal with recent world and local events. Doug shared, “I was struggling with, ‘How do I personally process this and still get through it whole and complete and healthy, without taking hate, or anger, or revenge with me?’” He became inspired to create a series of paintings using acrylic mixed media. “In this series I am focusing on world religions and discovering how humanity and the human condition are depicted, and how is it sacred and how is it human, all at the same time.” He is hoping to exhibit the series in local venues next year. Knowing this background, Brown’s mission makes perfect sense. Doug explained, “Our mission was, and always will be, to treat our customers like friends and our employees like family (not the crazy family).” This tradition started in 1977 when “Brownie” and Joyce Brown, Doug’s parents, started the company with one truck, one phone and the den as headquarters. “Because of this (mission), we have a dedicated staff of 30 employees and have clients who have been with Brown’s for 40 years. These are the kinds, of customers that have been around

since the days my dad would fix their oven, then sit down at their kitchen table with a cup of coffee, some cake and chat.” A turning point came in 2002 when Brownie and Joyce Brown both passed away. Colts Neck resident Carolyn Brown, Doug’s sister, had been working in the family business since the early 1980s and since has become the president of the company. Doug joined in 2006 to assist Carolyn. Not surprisingly, he most enjoys building relationships with the customers. Their sister Linda, also a Colts Neck resident, is a nurse and is not directly involved in the company.

From its inception, Brown’s always made a promise to be committed to the local community. For over 30 years, Brown’s has supported the Officer Phil Child Safety Program for school age children. Closer to home, Brown’s supports an employee’s 17-year-old son, Logan, who battles leukemia, raising funds through the “Help Logan Kick Cancer’s Butt” event. Globally, Brown’s supports Sylvia’s Children, an organization founded by Sylvia Allen of Holmdel to support a school for orphans in Uganda, Africa teaching entrepreneurship to the students to allow the school to be selfsustaining. Carolyn sponsors five children and two are now in college in Africa. Doug traveled five summers with a group to Uganda and is deeply impressed with its accomplishments. Doug eloquently summarized the essence of Brown’s. “From day one, it was Dad’s integrity that created Brown’s guarantee (back when a handshake was all it took to affirm that we’d stick by our word). As business grows, our complete 100% satisfaction guarantee still stands. We don’t view our customers as a dollar sign. We recognize that they’re people with families and bills to pay, too. We’re not a cookie-cutter company; we know many of our customers by name and by face. Knowing each customer has unique needs, we treat them with those unique needs in mind. We pride ourselves on integrity, loyalty, honesty, fairness, and quality.” Brown’s Heating and Cooling is truly a family business to trust.


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Monmouth Council, Boy Scouts of America presents Venturing Leadership Award to Larry Fink & Dorothy Speers The Monmouth Council, Boy Scouts of America, has announced that Larry Fink of Holmdel and Dorothy Speers of Howell are the 2017 recipients of the Venturing Leadership Award. The award is presented to Venturers and Venturing Advisors who have made exceptional contributions to Venturing and who exemplify the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Larry Fink was recognized for his leadership in Monmouth Council BSA’s Venturing Program. An Eagle Scout and a recipient of the prestigious National Eagle Scout Association Outstanding Eagle Scout Award, Larry is the co-founder of Venturing Crew 10 in Holmdel. He has served as Crew Advisor since the Crew’s inception in 2010. For the past two years, he has also served as the Advisor for the Venturing Officers Association (VOA). In presenting the Venturing Leadership Award, Monmouth Council Unit Commissioner Ken Bonnell cited several of Larry’s Scouting accomplishments. Under Larry’s leadership, Crew 10 has been very active and has achieved Journey to Excellence Gold Level status. In addition to many local outings and community service projects, Larry has led four week-long high adventure treks – two hiking in the White Mountains of New Hampshire (one summer and one winter) and two at Forestburg Scout Reservation’s Outback Program. As VOA Advisor, Larry has inspired the youth Venturing officers to lead several successful events, most recently a multiweekend, VOA-sponsored trail building community service project. More than 60 volunteers from several Venturing Crews and Scout Troops contributed more than 225 hours to clear a new half-mile trail segment to be added to the Ramanessin Brook Greenway trail system in Holmdel. Mr. Bonnell remarked that “Larry connects with his community and, as a former Mayor of Holmdel, is deeply rooted and committed to service.” During the past 25 years, Larry has served as Chairman of the Holmdel Environmental Commission and Open Space Advisory Committee, Vice-Chairman of the Monmouth County Environmental Council, Planning Board member, four-term Township Committeeman, and Mayor. As the leading co-founder of Holmdel’s Ramanessin Brook Greenway trail system, Larry has led numerous public greenway walks, organized trail projects for the National Honor Society, Boy and Girl Scouts, and mentored several Eagle Scout candidates. Dorothy Speers, a resident of Howell Township, is the President of both Venturing Crew 85 in Morganville and the Venturing Officers Association (VOA), an organization that

HOLMDEL’S CILU TO HOLD 19TH ANNUAL PICNIC The Citizens for Informed Land Use (CILU) will be holding its 19th Annual Picnic on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The picnic will be held at Veterans Memorial Park (adjacent to Phillip’s Park) at 100 Telegraph Hill Road in Holmdel at 3:00 p.m. - the event will be held rain or shine. The fee to attend is $5.00 per person/$10.00 per family. CILU will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, condiments

Left to right: 2017 Venturing Leadership Award recipients Dorothy Speers of Howell, Venturing Officers Association President and Crew 85 President, and Larry Fink of Holmdel, Venturing Officers Association Advisor and Crew 10 Advisor, with Ken Bonnell, Unit Commissioner, Monmouth Council, Boy Scouts of America.

promotes Venturing and plans council-wide events. Over the past two years, Dorothy has participated enthusiastically and led or co-led several Venturing/Scouting events, including Earth Day Greenway Walks and Venturing displays at the Earth Day Festivals at Bayonet Farm in Holmdel, a VOA-sponsored ice skating outing, VOA trail building sessions helping to expand the Ramanessin Brook Greenway trail network in Holmdel. In addition, Dorothy prepared and delivered presentations to promote Venturing at meetings of the NJ Sierra Club and the Monmouth Council Board of Directors. She completed leadership training at the full-day Northeast Region Area 5 2017 Journey to Excellence Conference. Dorothy is an accomplished musician and June 2017 graduate of Freehold High School where she was an active member of the marching band. She is a competitive target shooter and enjoys comics. In presenting the Venturing Leadership Award, VOA Advisor Larry Fink noted, “Dorothy is proud to be a Venturer. She is a role model for Venturing youth and promotes Venturing wherever she goes.” Venturing is a coed program of the Boy Scouts of America for young adults ages 13 (and have completed the 8th grade) through 20. It’s operated through Venturing Crews, units of youth and advisors that meet on set schedules and plan youth-led activities and events. Venturing’s motto, “Lead the Adventure,” reminds Venturers to always pursue life in the spirit of adventure. For more information about Scouting and Venturing, visit monmouthbsa.org.

and cold beverages, please bring a side dish or dessert to share. Please RSVP by September 5, 2017 to Jenni Blumenthal at 732.264.8482 or jblumenthal@comcast.net.

Save the Date CILU is making arrangements for a Candidate’s Forum on Monday, October 16, 2017. The group is planning to have the candidates for Holmdel’s Township Committee available to participate in a discussion of local land use issues, as well as other topics pertinent to Holmdel.


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OceanFirst Foundation Awarded Monmouth Museum a $2,500 Grant

OceanFirst Foundation recently awarded the Monmouth Museum an Arts and Cultural Grant Award of $2,500 to sponsor the Green Arts Studio Arts Education Program in the Museum’s Becker Children’s Wing. The Green Arts Studio fosters creativity as children discover new crafting experiences. This museum studio brings out the artist in children of all ages as they work with recycled materials to create amazing works of art. Every Wednesday a teaching artist is in the studio with the children from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. The Studio is also supported by the community who donate their recycled materials to the Museum. In 2017, $125,000 was awarded to support special programs, events and advertising. OceanFirst, recognizes that supporting local arts and cultural organizations is key to the growth and development of our economy, particularly here in central and southern New Jersey where tourism is so important to maintaining the health and vitality of communities. OceanFirst Foundation is committed to providing support grants to organizations that can demonstrate that they are a positive catalyst for bringing people and neighborhoods together while providing enriching arts and cultural opportunities. The Monmouth Museum, founded in 1963 as a museum of ideas, presents changing art, history and science exhibitions to educate and entertain while providing a destination for creative expression and life-long learning to the diverse community it serves. For more information about the Monmouth Museum exhibitions and programs, visit www.monmouthmuseum.org or call 732.747.2266.

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Camp Quality New Jersey to Hold “Letting Kids with Cancer Be Kids Again” Race

On Saturday, September 23, 2017 - in recognition of Children’s Cancer Awareness Month - Camp Quality New Jersey (CQNJ) will be holding its inaugural “Letting Kids with Cancer Be Kids Again” 1K fun run for kids and 5k walk/run. The event will take place at Thompson Park in Lincroft. Bib pickup and race day registration will take place 8:00 to 9:00 a.m., the kids fun run starts at 9:00 a.m., and the 5k walk/run at 9:30 a.m. Refreshments and snacks will be provided for all participants and volunteers. For the little ones, face painters, balloon makers, and princesses will be there adding to the fun. Awards will be given to the top overall male and female walk and run finishers, and the top three run finishers in each age group. 100% of the proceeds from the race will go to CQNJ which, as a 100% volunteer driven and community funded non-profit organization, functions solely on donations and fundraising. To register for the race or to make a donation, please visit http://www. campqualityusa.org/nj/Events.

The Local Mala Project Announces Beneficiary For 2017

Christian Valeriani and The Local Mala Project announced that proceeds of The 2017 Local Mala Project will be donated to Impact 100 Jersey Coast, a philanthropic women’s group that provides grants to local organizations serving Monmouth County. The Local Mala Project will be held in Asbury Park on the boardwalk (at 4th Avenue) on September 17, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. The decision to choose Impact as the beneficiary was simple, as founder and owner of EvenFlow Yoga in Red Bank Christian Valeriani states, “We chose to donate to Impact 100 Jersey Coast for many reasons: the drive, passion and service orientation of their founders and executive team surpass all expectations; the selection process that Impact 100 Jersey Coast uses to distribute the funds they generate is fair, accurate and culturally synergistic to what we represent; and finally, the members of Impact 100 Jersey Coast are humble and genuine women who are invested in making a change in our local community and the underserved population in Monmouth County.” The Local Mala Project is a byproduct of The Global Mala Project, uniting yoga, service and collective action. The purpose of The Local Mala Project is to bring our local community together through collective practices based upon the sacred cycle of 108 Sun Salutations. Through collective meditation and practice, we contribute to the yoga world’s offering of peace to further the Fall Equinox and the UN International Peace Day on September 21, 2017. To purchase tickets, visit The Local Mala Project at www. thelocalmalaproject.com.

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Audiences and artists traveled from all regions of the globe to attend the 2nd Annual Monmouth Film Festival (MFF) on an August weekend, at Red Bank’s Two River Theater. The weekend was filled with excited and passionate film lovers and filmmakers nearly tripling last year’s attendance to the inaugural festival. The 2nd Annual Festival began with an energetic weekend kick off - the 2017 Filmmaker Networking Event. The gourmet catered event consisted of local favorites and regional delights, while the eclectic atmosphere filled with a steady stream of artists, press, and filmmakers indulged in the evening. The annual Red Carpet walk began, honoring this year’s featured filmmakers, transforming Red Bank into a Hollywood Premiere! The buzz of excitement spread as cameras flashed and previews of the weekend’s quality films screened in the backdrop. Industry members mingled, answering questions and talking shop - whether the topic was talent management, directing, writing, acting, producing, etc. - all left with a renewed sense of confidence and optimism. Featured Industry giants present at the event included the New York Film Academy, Backstage, The NJ Motion Picture Commission, JMR Rentals, and FACES. The festival hosted screenings of 39 short films, five feature films, and four film trailers. The films were selected from local, national, and global communities - including Poland, South Korea, Italy, and more! Awardwinning feature films included the soon to be wide released “Lemon”directed by Janicza Bravo starring Brett Gelman, Michael Cera, Judy Greer and Nia Long; “Window Horses” directed by Ann Marie Fleming featuring Sandra Oh and Ellen Page; and “The Blood is at the Doorstep” directed by Erik Ljung, a documentary detailing the chronological events surrounding the shooting of Dontre Hamilton by a Milwaukee Police Officer. Also featured

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was the New Jersey Festival Premiere of “Shooting Clerks”, the biographical drama detailing how Kevin Smith bankrolled his $27,000 first film with maxed-out credit cards and garnered career-making critical attention at the Sundance Film Festival when Clerks debuted there in 1994. The screening was accompanied by an exclusive Q&A featuring special guests, including Robert Hawk and Brian O’Halloran. Monmouth Film Festival’s mission as a non-profit organization is to promote and connect independent filmmakers of all levels and industry professionals involved in all areas of the film industry, as well as give the filmmakers and their work the respect and high-quality screening atmosphere they rightly deserve. Filmmakers traveled from Seattle, California, Florida, and Europe, and were not disappointed as the festival ensured a first class event - a stand out amongst most festivals and equal to the major events, local and abroad. The success and excitement was a cumulative overview of the Festival’s schedule - taking into account the Networking Event, Exclusive MFF Filmmaker-VIP Lounge, and screening in one state-of-the-art venue filmmakers had taken advantage of the multitude of opportunities to interact with, not only each other but the esteemed guests and professionals who made up the Industry Panel. The 90-minute Industry Film Panel, took place on August 12th on the Two River main-stage, was comprised of moderator Bryan DeNovellis (nine time Emmy nominated Anchorman), David Schoner (NJ Film Commission), Taimak (The Last Dragon), John R. Green (Executive Producer, ABC), Thomas Crowell (Entertainment Lawyer/Author), Jenna Ricker (Producer/Director, The American Side), Jeremy Profe (Director/Writer, The Lennon Report), and Jen Fineran (Film Editor/Documentarian). The discussion featured questions


- from a near capacity audience of not only eager and passionate artists but moviegoers seeking industry insight. The questions ranged from how to break into the industry and entertainment laws, to editing and how to distribute your film or series. The 2nd Annual Monmouth Film Festival concluded with the 2017 Awards Ceremony, honoring the best films in multiple categories. Special speakers and award presenters included Two River Times esteemed writer and film critic, Joan Ellis, as well as the honorable Red Bank Mayor Pasquale Menna - who gave an inspiring speech supporting the festival and the arts in Red Bank. Awarded filmmakers won not only trophies, but prizes from iPitchTV, InkTip, JMR Rentals, and Studio Binder - which all help get their projects off the ground and onto the next stage of production. “Lemon” - Best Feature Narrative, Directed by Janicza Bravo “The Blood Is At The Doorstep” - Best Documentary, Directed by Erik Ljung

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“The Tramcar Girl” - Best New Jersey film, Directed by Gerard Zarra, Alex Tymchak, Daniel Lewinstein “Pickup” - Best Short Narrative, Directed by Jeremiah Kipp “Before Christmas” - Best Student Film, Directed by Chuyao He “Best Trailer” - Best Trailer, Directed by Derek McNeill “Window Horses” - Best Foreign Feature, Directed by Ann Marie Fleming “Mother” - Best Foreign Short, Directed by Piotrek Golebiowski “The Bunny Hole” - Best Web Series, Ken Davenport “Greenlit” - Best TV Pilot, Directed by Anthony Bradford “The Silent Gate” - Best Screenplay, Directed by Shirley King

Brian O’Halloran and Robert Hawk at “Shooting Clerks” Q&A.

“Shooting Clerks” - Audience Choice Feature, Directed by Christopher Downie “Addle Strife” - Audience Choice Short, Directed by Karl Ryan Erikson “Tiny Words” - Audience Choice Student Film, Directed by Alexa Werrlein

Red Bank Mayor Pasquale Menna at the 2017 Monmouth Film Festival Awards Ceremony.

“Shooting Clerks” Producer Ryan James (left) and actor Brett Murray accepting the Audience Choice Feature Film Award.

Monmouth Film Festival Founder Nicholas Marchese giving the closing speech at the 2017 Awards Ceremony.


STORY SUSAN MURPHY

Bring the family to the second annual Unbroken Warriors Touch a Truck event on September 23, 2017 and let the kids have a hands-on experience with an awesome lineup of touchable vehicles. Kids can see close up what it looks like inside vehicles such as a military convoy truck; an ambulance; Holmdel police car; a first responder utility truck; and the Sheriff’s mobile command van. They can meet the men and women who use these vehicles, ask questions, and quite possibly sit in the driver’s seat of many of the vehicles. Dearborn Market in Holmdel has once again offered the area behind their market for this exciting, childfriendly event. There will also be a free face painter and a balloon artist for the kids. Dearborn will also be selling concession items in the field. Unbroken Warriors will be selling their logo items with all the profits going to Unbroken Warriors. Several truck companies will have giveaways for the kids. There will be free construction hats for the kids while supplies last. A few games will be available for a small fee in which the kids can play to win prizes. Pinots Palette of Red Bank will have

$5 canvas painting for the kids and they will be donating all the money back to Unbroken Warriors. Drinks, ice cream, burgers, hot dogs, and snacks will be available. Dearborn Market will be open as well and coupons will be provided to truck event patrons upon entry to the event. Dearborn will also have free tractor rides throughout the day. Cost for this event is $5 per person for adults and children; infants are free. A $20 family admission will cover up to six people. WRAT radio will be set up to play continuous music and offer giveaways. Vehicles that are scheduled to be on display include a Holmdel Township Ladder Truck and Engine Truck; Monmouth County Public Works Tandem Dump Truck with Sander; and a Monmouth County “fun” bus. J.F. Kiely will have a lowboy trailer, backhoe and backhoe puller. Middletown Police Department will have a Special OPS truck, SWAT truck, and ATV on a trailer. Holmdel EMS will display an ambulance, the Chief’s truck, and an extricator. NJ Natural Gas will display a First Responder utility truck, and an International distribution truck. Solterra will have a mini packer disposal truck, full size side load waste disposal truck

and a rear loader waste disposal truck. “This event will help us help veterans regain coping skills to face life as they did before PTSD. Money raised also helps us disseminate information to other organizations in the event they encounter a veteran in crisis. All our events give us a chance to speak with the public to share what we’ve learned about the science of PTSD and share the real stories we know of from veterans concerning their ordeals with getting treatment", said Founder of Unbroken Warriors Michael Dowens. Unbroken Warriors was founded in 2016 in Holmdel, by Michael Dowens, an American combat veteran afflicted with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Unbroken Warriors was established to provide veterans suffering from PTSD with the means to pursue effective residential treatment through various proven therapeutic techniques. Their goal is for all American war veterans to manage their PTSD symptoms and regain control of their lives. For further information, to make a donation, or for upcoming events, visit www.unbrokenwarriors.org.

MATTHEW CHANG NAMED USA SWIMMING SCHOLASTIC ALL-AMERICAN

Ranney School rising senior Matthew Chang of Holmdel has been selected for this year’s USA Swimming Scholastic All-American Team. The award recognizes the nation’s top student athletes for their combined performances in the pool and in the classroom. A Ranney Varsity Swim Team member, Matthew earned this coveted distinction by achieving an individual Winter Juniors qualifying time in the 50-meter freestyle and attaining standards of academic success, including a minimum GPA of 3.5. In August, Matthew competed at the 2017 YMCA Long Course National Swim Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he qualified for seven events. He placed 9th overall in the 50-meter Freestyle with a personal best of 24.11 seconds. Matthew also placed 4th in the 200-meter medley relay and anchored for his team in the 200- and 400-meter free relays, finishing 5th and 6th overall, respectively. For the past two years, Matthew has organized a Swim Across America fundraiser on Ranney’s campus to benefit the fight against cancer. In honor of his grandmother, who battled gallbladder cancer, his efforts have raised more than $7,500 for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center research.

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Colts Neck Rockfest to Celebrate 10 Years of Local Music STORY SUSAN MURPHY

Colts Neck Rockfest is back again, and this year marks its tenth anniversary. Rockfest brings together talented local musicians in a two-day musicanza! Held at Bucks Mill Park on Bucks Mill Road in Colts Neck, the event runs from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. on September 22, 2017 and from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on September 23, 2017. A bonfire will be blazing on both nights. The entry cost for Rockfest is $20 per car. Founder of the event Steve Warendorf started Colts Neck Rockfest in late August of 2008. “I had the idea to have a little free concert with a few musical acts at Bucks Mill Park in Colts Neck. My point was always to utilize the beautiful spaces we have available in town,” said Warendorf. In 2008, the Moroccan Sheepherders, Bullet Bob and the Colts, as well as a few acoustic artists played. “It was basically a backyard barbecue held at the park with about 30 people in attendance. It’s interesting to note that this was the Moroccan Sheepherders’ very first NJ cover music gig, as we were an original act from 1996 until then,” added Warendorf, who is a member of this band.

Headlining on Friday night will be the Taylor Tote Band, well-known in the music community. Warendorf has also planned something special for Friday night. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of Rockfest, there will be a competition for bands who are under 25 that he dubbed “Battle of the Young Bands Night.” Warendorf said of the idea, “We have always had young bands perform at Rockfest who are just starting out. I like to give young bands a shot and this is good exposure for them.” The winning band will get a good slot in next year’s Rockfest. Saturday’s lineup includes the Moroccan Sheepherders, who are headlining; Xol Azul; Woodfish; Secret Sound; Colossal Street Jam, and others. The music ranges from classic rock to latin to reggae to original music. Two stages will be set up and one full band will always be playing so that Warendorf can set up the stage for the next band. That means continuous music! Vendors will be selling handcrafted items as in the past. Rockfest sweatshirts will also be available for sale. There will be a food truck from Chilango’s Mexican Restaurant; and a dessert truck from Chimney Cakes. Colts Neck Fire Company#1 will be selling hamburgers, cheeseburgers, and hot dogs. There will be no grills available, but you can bring your own beverages and food. “Rockfest is a wonderful musical weekend picnic - a grownup version of a picnic, and you only pay $20 per car. Where else can you enjoy great music; hang out with friends; and at the same time help to raise funds for a charity? The

quality of music is great and the bands are from the area. In the music community, we all know each other so at Rockfest we get to hang out together and play our music. Both the patrons and the band members enjoy this event. Rockfest is all about the music and hanging out with friends,” said Warendorf. Warendorf loves music and wants everyone who attends Rockfest to relax, enjoy the music and socialize. “Rockfest is an easy-going environment. It’s an all-day picnic that is a very low-key music-centered community event. So come and enjoy the music, enjoy the food, shop a little, and be with friends. You can’t beat that!” he said. Once again, as they have for the past seven years, Sakoutis Brothers will donate a flatbed truck for the stage and a dumpster for use during the event, noted Warendorf. The Colts Neck Lions Club, along with local volunteers will assist in the parking arrangements and the cleanup. “Proceeds from Rockfest, after costs, will go to a local charity,” said Warendorf. The sound system and production for Rockfest will be handled by See Hear Tech, a residential and commercial security, audio, and video company. Sponsorships for Rockfest 2017 are available. Contact Steve Warendorf at seeheartech1@gmail.com. For more information about Colts Neck Rockfest 2017, visit their Facebook page at Colts Neck Rockfest, or website at www. coltsneckrockfest.com. Email any questions about Rockfest to coltsneckrockfest@gmail. com.

Monmouth County Retired Educators to Hold Candidates Meet & Greet The Monmouth County Retired Educators Association meeting will be held Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at the Double Tree Tinton Falls, located at 700 Hope Road in Eatontown at 11:00 a.m. A Meet and Greet for candidates running for office in the November election will begin at 10:00 a.m., before the general meeting. Members are requested to donate new white bath towels and wash cloths for the Ronald McDonald House in Long Branch, as well as a non-perishable food donation for the food bank. For luncheon reservations, contact Sue at 732.995.7754 or email sueshrott@gmail.com before October 1, 2017. New members are always welcome!


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Girl Scouts Announce “Phenomenal Women Under 40” Honorees

Ten outstanding young professionals have been named 2017 recipients of the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore’s award for Phenomenal Women Under 40, sponsored by BlueClaws Charities. The award, better known as the Phenom Award, honors emerging, young, female leaders under the age of 40 from Monmouth and Ocean counties. It not only recognizes professional women for who they are, but also the potential for what they might achieve in their futures. “When our Girl Scouts look to the community for role models, we want to show them young women professionals who are making a difference today,” said Susan H. McClure, chief executive officer, Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore. “Our Phenom Award recipients are fearless and daring leaders who set an example in everything they do. Their drive and determination make them excellent examples of women who aren’t afraid to try new things and who do whatever it takes to get the job done.” Girl Scouts offers girls a one-of-a-kind opportunity to engage in leadership at the highest levels while addressing issues they feel passionate about. It is the only organization creating the female leadership pipeline for the next generation. Phenom Award recipients are examples of the go-getters, innovators, risk-takers, and leaders who inspire girls as they grow to live the Girl Scout mission and become women of courage, confidence and character, who will make the world a better place. Phenom Award honorees will receive their award at a special cocktail reception at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Park Pavilion in Seaside Park. Sponsorships and tickets to the event can be purchased online by visiting jerseyshoregirlscouts. org/phenom.

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Local Bodybuilder Earns Pro Designation STORY: CATHY PADILLA

This past June, Michele Zandman-Frankel, local business owner and former Colts Neck resident, moved one step closer to her dream of competing in the Olympia for bodybuilding by earning her professional ranking in Figure from the International Federation of Bodybuilding or IFBB. She can now compete internationally based on her top ranking at the NPC Universe Nationals. “This is a goal I set in 2012,” Zandman-Frankel shares. “And I finally did it! This took an incredible amount of year-round discipline. A Pro card is never simply given. I always say you don’t get what you want, you get what you’ve earned! I can now compete internationally on stage with competitors I have admired and looked up to for years. They are now my peers.” For Zandman-Frankel, this is more than just reaching a goal, it is validation for a tough choice she made in changing her life. “Prior to 2013 I was in an eightyear controlling relationship. I wasn’t allowed to follow my dreams and I practically felt owned. But I let it happen by staying. I made the decision to change my life. I walked away and started over,” Za ndma n - Fra nke l says. “I found a strength within myself I never knew was there and I have been a completely different person ever since. I am now making all my dreams a reality. I earned my way to become an IFBB Figure Pro. I started my own business that I co-own with my husband Randy, who is a huge part of my journey and story, and I get to help others achieve their health, nutrition, fitness, and physique goals. I help others find the strength within themselves that I found. And it is truly an incredible feeling to wake up every day and do what I love.” Her advice to those getting in shape, or for life in general, is to never let anyone hold you back from achieving your goals. “Don’t let fear hold you back,” Zandman-Frankel


says. “Don’t let doubt hold you back. If you truly want to achieve something, you have to go out and do whatever it takes to achieve it. Stay away from toxic people, the doubters, the haters. Surround yourself with good people. Life is short and we only have one life to live, and we are shaped by the choices we make during this life. The only way to be successful is to have a plan, and when obstacles come up, you must have the ability to modify, adapt, and get over those obstacles.” Zandman-Frankel and her husband own RevolutioniZe Nutrition in Freehold. It is a nutritional counseling business focused on helping clients drop body fat, increase muscle mass, or simply feel better. The business includes a storefront loaded with healthy snacks and a small studio and posing area for bodybuilding competitors who are clients. “We focus more on body composition shifts and transformation. I hate using the term weight loss,” Zandman-Frankel says. “We also present complimentary nutrition seminars at other gyms, police departments, and corporate businesses. I call it “The Rev House”, and we are always rockin’ at the “Rev House!”

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Blauvelt Lecture Series: Jon Meacham The Legal Aid Society of Monmouth County, Inc. cordially invites you to its annual wine tasting reception at the beautiful and historic 4JG’s Vineyards, located at 127 Hillsdale Road in Colts Neck, on Friday, September 22, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The cost per person is $85, which includes wine, soft drinks, savory and bountiful food and music throughout the evening. All proceeds support the Legal Aid Society, which was established in 1952 by Monmouth County attorneys, together with community leaders, to provide pro bono legal services to qualified indigent residents of Monmouth County. To reserve your ticket or for more information, call 732.869.5619 or visit www. monmouthbarassociation.com.

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Alexander Dunlop A Life Coach Who is a True Magician, reaches Amazon Best Seller List with his book, Play Your Cards Right: A Sacred Guide To Life On Earth

Alexander Dunlop reaches #1 in Amazon’s Hot New Releases Category with his book, Play Your Cards Right: A Sacred Guide To Life On Earth. Alexander is a Harvard graduate and former Wall Street consultant who went on a personal quest to find the meaning of his life. After attending Jesuit seminary, becoming a Swami in India, and apprenticing to Indigenous Shamans, he found the purpose of his life, much to his surprise, in an ordinary deck of 52 playing cards. “The deck of playing cards is actually a timeless book of knowledge that was hidden in plain sight,” says Alexander Dunlop. “It reveals the mathematical structure of the quantum field in which we live. And, it’s at least 7,000 years old.” “According to this timeless knowledge, based on our date of birth, each person has 13 cards to play for life. These cards form our Sacred Blueprint. And once we know this,” Alexander continues, “then we have the awareness to make clear, confident decisions in life. It offers us a direct pathway to more fulfilling work, happier relationships, and authentic self-expression.” Here’s what Peter Roth, Director of the Heart River Center, has to say, “In his soul-affirming book, Alexander beautifully describes our unique journeys… He has brought these cards to life, revealing their extraordinary truth.” And this is what some of Alexander’s clients had to say about the book. Kelly A. Connor, founder of LumiNation Magazine, writes, “In Play Your Cards Right, Alexander shares game-changing wisdom for mastering Cupid’s game.” “This book is a must-read for business leaders…” says Marty Katz, managing partner of the Stratist Group.

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DIVORCE TALK: REMOVAL REDUX

Peter C. Paras

is a shareholder in the Family Law Firm of Paras, Apy & Reiss, P.C. Selected as "Super Lawyer" by NJ Monthly 2006 – 2017. Included in Best Lawyers in America 2015 - 2017 For more information please see the firm’s website at www.par-law.com. The information in this article is not intended as legal advice. For legal advice you should consult your attorney.

BY P E T E R C . PA R A S , E S Q.

Last year I wrote about removal cases,

The Court based its reasoning on two main

cases in which one parent asks the Court for

points. First, a consensus had emerged in

permission to move from New Jersey with

the psychological literature that concluded

the child. In 2001 the Supreme Court of New

that generally what is good for the custodial

Jersey decided Baures v Lewis. That decision

parent is good for the child. If the move made

laid out the legal principles that have

the custodial parent happier or enhanced

governed removal cases for the past sixteen

his/her lifestyle, the child would benefit.

years.

Second, the Court discerned a trend in the

A few weeks ago the Supreme Court decided

law in other states toward making it easier

Bisbing v Bisbing. In that decision the court

for custodial parents to move with the child

found a “special justification” for changing

based on this easier to meet standard.

the law in removal cases. Baures required

In Bisbing the Supreme Court overruled

the custodial parent to show only a good faith

itself and set a new standard because it found

reason for the move and that the move would

that there was a “special justification” that

not be detrimental to the child. A change

required the change.

in the relationship with the non-custodial

the psychological literature was no longer in

parent was not necessarily regarded as a

agreement about the impact of such a move

detriment to the child.

on the children and the “trend” in the law of

After sixteen years

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other states never actually materialized. Now the bar is a bit higher. The custodial parent must now prove that the move would be in the child’s best interests. It is no longer enough to prove that the move wouldn’t hurt the child. The custodial parent must now prove that the move would actually benefit the child compared to remaining in New Jersey. The burden is greater and the proofs needed to sustain it are more substantial. Of course, none of this means that all removal requests are doomed to fail. They are not. And, in many cases, they will still be successful. It may just require more work and more evidence.

LINCROFT PTA & MOLZONS INVITE YOU TO ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL This year, Lincroft PTA and Molzon’s will celebrate the 20th year of their Annual Fall Festival, being held on September 23, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There is no admission fee to attend this family-friendly event. Co-chairs Heather McGrath and Holly Rohlf have put together a great lineup of fun activities for everyone. These include an inflatable obstacle course; pumpkin painting; caricatures; hay rides; carnival games that include bowling, tic tac toe, and tossing games; food items including meatball/sausage and pepper/pulled pork sandwiches; bagels and coffee; and baked goods. Molzon’s will be offering a special fall decorating package only available the day of the event. Parents who are PTA members, students needing volunteer hours, and Boy Scouts will assist with the tables, games, and crafts, noted the Event Cochairs. “While our focus is on the Lincroft Elementary Community, the entire Lincroft community is invited to attend,” said Rohlf. “The Fall Festival at Molzon’s Nursery is our first big fundraising event of the school year, but our focus has always been on providing a fun, family-friendly event to welcome the Lincroft School Community into the new school year. The Molzon family has always been very generous to Lincroft Elementary and works very closely with us to plan the event and ensure it runs smoothly,” said McGrath. So mark your calendars for September 23, then stop by Molzon’s, enjoy the Annual Fall Festival, and in turn you will be helping the fundraising efforts of Lincroft Elementary School!

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Get Schooled on How to Deal with Embarrassing School Scenarios I don’t think there is one parent out there who doesn’t want his or her child to be well liked, well-adjusted or well-read when heading back to school. But, most of us forget about the unexpected circumstances and social pressures that could interfere with our picture perfect portrayal of being a student. Remember the innocent pick of the nose or the embarrassing barf session in class? How about not being able to hold back those uncontrollable tears from a playground fight or being cut from a team? We’ve all had to manage the damage from our fair share of bad school days and now our children may face the same shame. That’s why it’s our parental duty to recognize these real-life “school-noyances” and teach our children how to cope with the embarrassing situations with confidence. Ellen Ashinoff, a Licensed Social Worker in private practice in Shrewsbury, gives tips to help guide parents and kids through some all too familiar back-to-school blunders. 1. Remain Patient Whether your eight-year-old miscalculated the amount of steps she had to take to get to the toilet or how many more minutes she had control over her bladder, accidents do happen. “You need lots of patience,” Ashinoff tells parents. “Be supportive and reassure your child, tell your child it happens to everyone sometimes - and come up with a plan to avoid embarrassment in the future. Maybe pack extra clothing and underwear in their backpack and come up with a schedule to use the bathroom frequently during the school day.” She also suggests seeking help if the problem is not an isolated incident. 2. Keep It Normal You just received a call from the school nurse to pick up your son be-

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cause he vomited in the cafeteria. use humor to help them get through When you arrive he’s feeling better, a conflict,” Ashinoff suggests. but says he is not going back to class because he is mortified from the 4. Open Communication Policy public humiliation. “No one wants My son saw pictures of his pals atto throw up especially at school in tending a baseball game on social front of their peers. However, being media. He was angry, but more hurt open and honest with your child and that he wasn’t invited to join the fun. reassuring them that everyone gets “We all - at all ages - have experienced sick sometimes, will help normalize what’s now referred to as FOMO things,” says Ashinoff. Fear Of Missing Out. We need to guide our children to use their own 3. Choose to Laugh feelings and help them learn to Your daughter is no longer besties be problem solvers,” says Ashinoff. with her bestie. Drama over who “Showing empathy, offering emotiondoes a better cartwheel turned into al support and encouraging them to tears and turmoil during recess. How talk openly about these things at dincan a parent convince a young one ner, on car rides and at bedtime will that fights do happen and it’s not the all serve them well in life, on the ball end of the world? Ashinoff believes field, playground and in their futures.” in seeing the big picture. “Coach them to put things into perspective. Hope Daniels is a Rumson, NJ resGive them useful tools like art, deep ident and founder of A New Mom In breathing and relaxation tricks to let Town blog – you can read all about little issues roll off their backs.” Ashher mommy adventures at www.aninoff reflects on her own experience ewmomintown.com. She is a contribwhen dealing with her three children uting editor for Community Magazine on playground banter. “In my house (CM), with her monthly feature “The we find that humor is a huge help. AfParenthood Blog”. ter you’ve validated your child’s point of view and they calm down, you can

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A Journey Through Today’s Most Popular Cosmetic Procedures Breast implants, tummy tuck, liposuction, oh my! In a world where everything is possible, cosmetic surgery has taken on a life of its own. With so many choices, information can become overwhelming and confusing. Saline or silicone? Invasive or non-invasive? Recovery time or no-downtime? Samra Plastic Surgery, a staple in the community for over 30 years, is having an open house to answer all your questions. This non-formal event, titled Passport to Pretty, will journey attendees through several rooms in the office where they can get their passport stamped, eat food and ask questions. On September 26, 2017 - the four cosmetic surgeons - Dr. Said A. Samra, Dr. Asaad H. Samra, Dr. Munjal P. Patel and Dr. Salem Samra - will be onsite at their beautiful Old Bridge office located at 300 Perrine Road, Suite 333 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Stop in anytime it’s convenient for you. The doctors will be discussing, demonstrating and fielding questions about cosmetic surgery and the non-invasive cosmetic procedures they offer. Accompanied by brand reps from Allergan®, BTL Aesthetics, Med Aesthetic Solutions and SkinPen®, attendees will have an opportunity to lunch and learn about breast augmentation, tummy tuck, liposuction, facelift and more along with non-invasive services like facial injectables, Vanquish™ fat melting, the brand-new, first in NJ, Salt Facial™ and microneedling that all the celebrities are raving about. There will be demonstrations performed on models showcasing a Botox® injection procedure, lip plump, cheek lift, salt facial™ and microneedling. If you’re interested in any of these procedures and would like to see how quick and easy they are or see live results, call for the demonstration schedule times. Attendees receive 25% off cosmetic surgery and huge discounts on the other offerings that day. Guests are encouraged to bring friends, family and spouses. Attendees’ stamped passports are their entry into a grand prize giveaway contest. No purchase necessary to enter. One winner will be picked and have their choice from several different prize offerings. For more information or to RSVP for the event, call Samra Plastic Surgery at 732.739.2100 or visit samraplasticsurgery.com.

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Michael’s Feat, a local charity that provides support to families carrying and caring for seriously ill newborns, held its 17th Annual Family Picnic at Monmouth Park. The event drew 250 attendees; many of whom included previous Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) graduates who were there to support the charity that had helped them during their time of need. “One of the many things that makes Michael’s Feat so special is that we are a local charity who not only help families with seriously ill newborns, but also connect to them in a special way because we have walked in their shoes,” said Tara Cadet, Michael’s Feat Board Member and preemie parent. “This picnic reunites the many families we have helped over the years and it is amazing to see the bond that we all share and the progress our NICU graduates make with each year that passes.” Michael’s Feat was founded by Adam and Dana Puharic and named in loving memory of their newborn son, Michael Gerard Puharic, who was born on July 29, 2000 and died 83 hours later due to a chromosome disorder known as Trisomy 13. The charity is dedicated to providing comfort and easing the burden for parents carrying and caring for seriously ill newborns in Monmouth and Ocean counties. To date, Michael’s Feat has helped hundreds of families and raised over $1.5 million dollars. “This year’s picnic was held on what would have been Michael’s 17th birthday…he would have gotten his license this morning and it is hard not to be overcome with emotion during these milestones,” said Dana Puharic, founder of Michael’s Feat. “But looking around and seeing the many families we have helped gathered here today to honor and support our mission shows me the strength of Michael’s legacy and it is so heartwarming.” Michael’s Feat honored the Regan

Family of Aberdeen, with the Heather Rose Kiss Tribute of Courage Award. Megan and Dan Regan’s son Devin was born 14 weeks prematurely on December 16, 2013. He weighed only 2 pounds, 1 ounce and was 13 inches long. He was immediately put on a ventilator and brought to the Monmouth Medical Center NICU where he stayed for three months. Devin grew and thrived in every way and while doctors were pleased with his progress in the first weeks it eventually became clear that he was unable to breathe on his own and the doctors decided to have him transferred to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for further treatment. Doctors there felt the best course of action would be for Devin to receive a tracheostomy tube and gastronomy tube so he could begin to grow and thrive. He was there for an additional four months while he got stronger and his parents learned to care for him. They were finally able to bring him home on July 8, 2014 to join his big sister Sloane. Devin is now three years old, attends preschool, communicates with sign language, eats entirely by mouth and is in the 40th percentile for height and weight. “We are so excited to see what Devin can accomplish in the next few months as he begins the process to wean him off the trach and we hope to have him decannulated within the year,” said Megan Regan. “While this journey has been understandably scary and stressful at times, it has also been extraordinary in many ways and we wouldn’t change a thing. Devin is a remarkable addition to our family and he has taught us so much about strength, patience and what truly matters!” The next upcoming Michael’s Feat event is a Wine and Chefs Tasting to be held on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the Spring Lake Manor. For more information, visit www. michaelsfeat.org.

Deer Management Discussion in Colts Neck The Colts Neck Wildlife Committee invites residents to attend the September 25th committee meeting at Town Hall beginning at 7:00 p.m. to discuss deer management within Colts Neck Township, as well as the tools available to residents. Based on a recent Wildlife Committee report, which can be found at www.colts-neck.nj.us, there is an increased risk to public safety due to motor vehicle incidents with deer and an increased risk for the incidence of Lyme disease.

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Three Time’s A Charm Story: DonnaLyn Giegerich

There is a general rule that human brains absorb and recall information most effectively when presented in threes. Ask any speech writer, musician or corporate trainer to validate this notion. When concepts and ideas are chunked in buckets of three, audiences are more engaged and facts are more memorable. Tracey Wolfman RN, MA is busy leveraging the power of three and has a wide and captive audience. There is no irony lost on the fact that she’s making memorable changes in the world of deteriorating minds. Alzheimers disease causes premature senility. In 2017, 5.5 million people in the US were managing this epidemic of the aging. Every 66 seconds, another patient is diagnosed with Alzheimers and 1 in 3 seniors die of the disease. By 2050, it is estimated that 16 million people will have Alzheimers at a wearying cost of 1.1 trillion dollars. Many consider Alzheimer’s disease to be a crisis since it is the only top ten cause of death that cannot be prevented, cured or slowed. Here are three ways Tracey Wolfman is helping to change that landscape: 1. She teaches nursing students at Monmouth University how to care for an aging population with a specialty in Alzheimers and dementia. 2. She empowers caretakers to skirt compassion fatigue by providing resources and programming to help Monmouth County caregivers alleviate stress. 3. She advocates for Alzheimer’s patients and their families as an awardwinning entrepreneur and activist at We Care Day Care, Inc. in Middletown. Tracey’s devotion to the senior market is fueled by her earliest and fond memories of her grandparents. Today, she’s standing on the edge of the “silver tsunami” sharing her time and talent to reframe what’s possible on the precipice of this epic tidal wave. Tracey is equipped with an RN in Nursing from Monmouth

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University and a Master’s in Nursing Administration from Columbia University. Today, she is the CEO and champion change maker at We Care Day Care, Inc., delivering quality and affordable day care for seniors for eighteen years. Her work revolves around three key roles as a nurse, speaker/educator and entrepreneur. The intersection of these three talents converge to provide quality of life solutions for all stakeholders. Her passion for the senior market has always been fueled by her belief that the continuum of care could and should be dramatically improved. It’s been her life mission to achieve exactly that and she’s getting results with her terrific team of dedicated professionals. In addition to her demanding daily obligations, Tracey finds time to serve as a board of director at the state’s Alzheimer’s of NJ organization and SCAN (Senior Community Activity Network). She speaks upon request on topics trending in senior care. She’s currently busy preparing for a full fall programming schedule by supporting the Walk to Fight Alzheimers at the Point Pleasant Beach boardwalk on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Her team at We Care Day Care, Inc. is hosting its fourth annual “Score a Strike for Alzheimers” bowlathon at Shore Lanes in Neptune on Friday, September 15, 2017. Corporate and lane sponsorships are still available for this sold out event by calling 732.741.7363. Tracey understands the importance

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In February 2016, I wrote a piece on the chaining/tethering of dogs and how this is both an animal welfare and human safety issue. In most cases, tethers are used for short stretches of time, but a small number of dog owners tether their dogs constantly or for many hours at a time. In addition to animal welfare concerns, tethering has been proven to be a high risk factor in serious dog bites and attacks. Tethering is unsafe for dogs and for the public, and it is important for advocates and officials to understand this connection, so they can incorporate tethering regulations into effective community dog management strategies. I am happy to report that New Jersey State Senators Jeff Van Drew, Jim Holzapfel, and Robert Singer recognized this as a serious issue and put forth a sweeping companion animal protection bill restricting tethering/

chaining of dogs and stipulating what proper care and shelter is for animals. Our incredibly humane New Jersey legislature agreed with this principle as did Governor Christie who recently signed the measure into law. Under the new law, it is unlawful to expose any pet or service animal to adverse weather conditions, unless the animal has continuous access to proper shelter. It also makes it unlawful to cruelly restrain a dog. In addition, the law provides that when state or local officials issue an order of evacuation due to weather or other emergency conditions, the owner must make every attempt to evacuate their pets and not leave their animals indoors or outdoors while unattended or tethered. We applaud the introduction and passage of this desperately needed measure to ensure companion animals are entitled to proper shelter and treatment while outdoors. Thanks

to our elected officials and the broad coalition of NJ animal protection advocates, our state will no longer tolerate innocent animals who deserve responsible human stewardship being left out to suffer or even die in the elements. The HSUS recommends a combination of approaches to reduce tethering. Laws that regulate and restrict tethering are incredibly helpful, but may not always be the only approach. Enforcement agencies are notoriously underfunded and limited in their bandwidth. Community-based initiatives to support dog owners and unchain dogs through positive intervention and education is also effective. Should that not work, now New Jersey law enforcement has what it needs to protect animals from irresponsible pet owners.

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BBQ & Craft Beer Festival

September 2nd - September 4th

Come celebrate the juiciest, most tender pulled pork, brisket and ribs the Jersey Shore has to offer at Monmouth Park - plus so much more. And wash everything down with a great selection of brews in the Craft Beer Garden featuring over 40 beers to choose from. Visit monmouthpark.com.

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Asbury Park Oysterfest

September 8th - September 10th

This three-day culinary festival offers a blend of fresh seafood, live music, spirits and activities to guarantee an unforgettable weekend. Come out to Ocean & Lake Avenue in Asbury Park to get in on the fun. Visit AsburyParkChamber. com.

Food Trucktoberfest

September 9th 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

All of your favorite Food Trucks are back as some of the best mobile eateries in New Jersey return for one last party before the end of the season at Monmouth Park. Enjoy everything from hot dogs, to BBQ, to lobster rolls, to fried oreos. And wash everything down with one of our Oktoberfest beer selections from our German beer garden. Visit monmouthpark.com.

Delicious Orchards Apple Fest

September 9th & September 10th 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Apple Fest returns to Colts Neck and it’s bigger than ever before! With a full antique car display, live entertainment, farm animals, local vendors, and more than a dozen varieties of apples. Delicious Orchards’ famous apple cider, seasonal apple ice cream, apple flavored cotton candy and made on site apple fritters are always a huge hit. Visit deliciousorchardsnj.com.

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Strut Your Mutt Dog Show September 10th Noon to 4:00 p.m.

The Boondocks Fishery will be hosting a dog show to benefit The Brodie Fund. Dog show with prizes in all categories and overall best in show. Hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, salads, popcorn and refreshments. Live music throughout the day. Vendors, gift baskets, 50/50 and more! More information at thebrodiefund.org.

9/11 Memorial Ceremony Monday, September 11th 8:00 a.m.

Mount Mitchill Scenic Overlook, Atlantic Highlands This remembrance ceremony honors the memory of those lost. Rain or shine.

MODC Candidates’ Luncheon – Open to the Public September 15th 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Waterview Pavilion in Belmar Meet the candidates will be presented by MODC’s Government Relations Committee. All candidates for the Senate, General Assembly and County Offices from Monmouth and Ocean Counties have been invited. Come meet the candidates at this event and hear their views on our region’s most pressing issues.


As always, I am available to consult with you at your next event that “matters and inspires”. I also love to hear about the events you enjoy and would like me to write about! You can reach me at donna@dnbevents.com

Red Bank Food & Wine Walk September 17th 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

End the weekend with a stroll through the riverfront town while sampling food and beverages from Red Bank’s most coveted locations. There will be something for everyone’s palate. Visit redbank.org.

Harvest Home Festival September 24th 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel This old-fashioned fair is reminiscent of the 1890s. Visitors can enjoy wagon rides, games and live entertainment. There are also ongoing crafts demonstrations and a Home & Garden competition. Admission and parking are free.

Colts Neck Rockfest

September 22nd & September 23rd

Back for its 10th year – this two-day event is packed with talented local musicians. Entry cost is $20 per car, varied musical acts, vendors selling crafted good and services, food vendors, etc. Visit coltsneckrockfest. com for more info.

Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival September 24th Noon to 7:00 p.m.

Tons of Oysters...Pints of Guinness, plus Lighter Beers and Wine...Live Music...Great Food. Fashioned after the 61-year-old Galway Oyster Festival celebrating the opening of the oyster season, this is a huge food & music festival which will showcase Red Bank’s excellent restaurants as

well as entertain thousands with great live music and family fun. Visit redbank.org.

Run for Hope 5K & Fun Run September 24th

Mark your calendars for the ultimate Sunday Funday, all while showing your support for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Brielle Ale House is hosting its inaugural Run for Hope 5K & 1-Mile Walk/Fun Run to benefit The Ashley Lauren Foundation. Signup to run and receive admission into the after party with barbecue, face painting, kids bounce houses, pushup/plank challenge, gift baskets, 50/50 and so much more! Visit ashleylaurenfoundation.org for more info.

“Happy Lobster Party” Fundraiser for Clean Ocean Action

Pier Fest 2017

October 1st Noon to 4:00 p.m.

Jersey Shore’s premiere fall festival at Pier Village in Long Branch! Face painting, inflatables, Fun Bus, learn-to-paint, exhibitors, vendors, crafters, live music from local performers, great food and drinks at the Pier Village restaurants. Visit www.pierfest.com.

17th Annual Oktoberfest in Highlands October 7th 2:00 to 9:00 p.m.

September 28th 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Sea Bright’s freshest restaurant, 2nd Jetty is generously hosting to celebrate the summer season and help raise funds for COA’s yearround work! Join them for live music, drinks, door prizes, a Lusty Lobster raw bar and of course a taste of 2nd Jetty’s famous fare! Tickets are $60 per person, $150 for a family. For tickets, call COA at 732.872.0111 or check out the Facebook event.

Emulating the world-renowned beer festival in Munich, this event guarantees a fun-filled day of eating, drinking and dancing the German way. Located at Veterans Park at 1 pm. Visit highlandsnj.com.

Save the Dates! Project Write Now’s Annual Fundraiser at the Two River Theater October 13th

DEARBORN MARKET’S APPLE FESTIVAL September 30th & October 1st 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

you can enjoy hot and cold apple cider, apple pies, apple turnovers, apple cider donuts, apple loaves, candy and caramel coated apples, and more! FREE face painting, hay rides, coloring table and a Petting Zoo. Visit dearbornmarket.com.

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Wine Tasting to Raise Funds for The Linda E. Cardinale MS Center CentraState Healthcare Foundation will host its sixteenth annual multiple sclerosis fundraiser “An Evening in the Vineyards” on Friday, September 15, 2017, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at CentraState’s Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus, located at 901 West Main Street in Freehold. Proceeds will support the Linda E. Cardinale Multiple Sclerosis Center, now the largest and most comprehensive MS Center in New Jersey. Over 70 wines from around the world will be available, poured by the distributors of Max’s Beer Wine and Liquor along with delicious cuisine provided by The Metropolitan Café and Great Restaurants Catering, both of Freehold. In addition, guests can upgrade to the Gordon Stillwell Tasting Room, hosted by Carol Stillwell, which offers tastings of some rare and unique wines of the Napa Valley with their own food pairings. The event generally draws nearly 600 people and last year raised nearly $200,000 for the Linda E. Cardinale MS Center at CentraState. The Linda E. Cardinale MS Center was developed jointly with CentraState Medical Center and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, New Jersey Metro Chapter with the support of Vito Cardinale of Cardinale Enterprises in honor of his late wife, Linda. The comprehensive regional center provides diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and support for patients with MS and their families and also offers a MS Wellness Program, which was modeled after the highly regarded programs of USC and UCLA. The Center treats more than 2,100 patients yearly. Tickets are available at $150 per person. For more information, call the Foundation at 732.294.7099 or visit www. centrastatefoundation.org/an-evening-in-the-vineyards.

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Profile for Community Magazine NJ

CM: Colts Neck • Holmdel • Lincroft - September 2017  

A local magazine highlighting events and residents in Monmouth County, NJ.

CM: Colts Neck • Holmdel • Lincroft - September 2017  

A local magazine highlighting events and residents in Monmouth County, NJ.

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