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–Photo courtesy Cassie Petty Cassie Petty and her friend Rachel; both women will be working together to prepare and distribute the care packages on Valentine’s Day.

By Kimberly Bosco HOWELL – Howell native Cassie Petty will be making a difference in the lives of many this Valentine’s Day with homemade care packages for women undergoing chemotherapy. “I’ve always had a passion for philanthropic causes and it really set sail in college as a member of my sorority, Gamma Phi Beta,” said Petty. During college, Petty and her sorority sisters would participate in philanthropic events and perform volunteer work, and she cultivated a passion for helping others. Combi n i ng th is passion with an interest in sports, Petty began work in the Community Relations department with the New

York Giants football team following graduation. In this position, she engages in various kinds of com mu nit y events. She noted that on holidays, the department visits hospitals and distributes care packages to patients who are sick and can’t be home to celebrate with their family and friends. This became her inspiration for her current project. “As a member of the department, I put together the care packages and thought to myself, how amazing would it be if I could do something like this on my own terms, aside from my usual involvement with such a wonderful tradition at work,” said Petty. (Care - See Page 5)

Associated Humane Societies Receives A New Member By Kimberly Bosco TINTON FALLS – Associated Human Societies is welcoming a new member to the team! Brian Becker has joined up with the non-profit to become to new Trap Neuter Release (TNR) Program Coordinator, responsible for the development, implementation and oversight of the new TNR programs in both Newark and Tinton Falls. Associated Humane Societies is a non-profit and the largest animal sheltering organization in the state, with shelters in Newark, Tinton Falls and Forked River, including Popcorn Park Zoo. “We are excited to support Brian as he partners with community leaders and volunteers to introduce and successfully execute a TNR

program,” said Ronnie Ehrenspeck, Tinton Falls’ Shelter Manager. “His experience and skills will defi nitely be an asset in reducing the number of stray animals.” TNR programs are considered to be the most human and effective method of managing feral cat populations. As the new TNR Program Coordinator, Becker plans to improve and expand upon public outreach and education programs for TNR. Becker will also work with Maria Cymanski, the organization’s Animal Control Officer in Forked River, who works with veterinary staff to care for the animals after they are neutered. For more information, you can visit or email Brian Becker at

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Fire District Budget Vote On Feb. 17

By Kimberly Bosco HOWELL – The Annual Fire District Election will be held on Feb. 17, 2018 where residents will have the chance to vote on any fire commissioners that are up for election as well as the 2018 budget for their fire district. Howell Township is home to five fire districts including: Fire District #1 Squankum, Fire District #2 Adelphia, Fire District #3 Southard, Fire Dist r ict # 4 Ramtown, and Fire District #5 Freewood Acres. Each district maintains its own budget and has its own Board of Fire Commissioners that act on three-year terms. Fire District #1 The budget for Fire District #1 Squankum would be $1,197,254, with $150,000 allocated for capitol appropriations. The $150,000 capital purchases include $50,000 for a generator, $50,000 for a t ow n s h i p r a d io s y s t e m , a n d $50,000 for radios. Of that total budget amount, $1,046,754 would be raised by taxation. The proposed 2018 budget would increase $168,223 from 2017. The 2017 budget was $1,029,031, with $1,024,931 raised by taxation. The amount raised by taxation for 2018 would increase by $21,823 from 2017, increasing the tax rate from 27.5 cents per $100 of assessed valuation in 2017 to 28.9 cents per $100 of assessed valuation in 2018. Fire District #2 The budget for Fire District #2 Adelphia would be $1,389,700, with $110,000 allocated for capitol appropriations and $1,100,000 raised by taxation. (Fire - See Page 5)

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Continued From Page 1 The proposed 2018 budget would decrease by $438,000 from 2017. The 2017 budget was $1,827,700, with the same amount of $1,100,000 raised by taxation. There was a need for more funds for capitol appropriations in 2017, as the district purchased new breathing apparatus. Due to increased property valuations, the tax rate would actually decrease from 2017 to 2018, according to treasurer George Patten. The tax rate was 5.7 cents per $100 of assessed valuation in 2017, and would now be 5 cents per $100


Continued From Page 1 Petty said that she wanted to replicate the department’s community efforts by contributing in her own way, on a personal level. Asking friends and family members to contribute, she has been raising money to put together care packages for female chemotherapy patients in local New Jersey hospitals. She plans to distribute the packages on Valentine’s Day morning. Each care package will contain candies, lotion, Chapstick, fuzzy socks, mints, gum, hand sanitizer, tissues, tea, mouth wash, and a heartfelt note from Petty. She noted that the bags will be purchased through a specific brand which she also represents called Stella & Dot. “The cool part about the bags is that it ties in the brand and what it represents, which is also dedicated to the idea of supporting the community,” she said. The packages will be brought to female patients at a local North Jersey hospital near the Giants facility. Petty noted she does not wish to

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The Howell Times, February 10, 2018, Page 5 of assessed valuation for 2018. Fire District #3 The budget for Fire District #3 Southard would be $1,951,181, with $265,000 allocated for capitol appropriations and $1,887,295 to be raised by taxation. The proposed 2018 budget would decrease by $63,528 from 2017. The 2017 budget was $2,014,709, with $1,858,000 raised by taxation. Due to a change in tax ratables during the year, the tax rate would increase from 8.8 cents per $100 of assessed valuation in 2017 to 9.2 cents per $100 of assessed valuation in 2018.

disclose the name of the hospital yet, pending permission from the hospital. “I plan on delivering all of the care packages on the morning of Valentine’s Day with one of my good friends, Rachel, who I’ve grown up with in Howell, also accompanied by one of my coworkers who is a cancer survivor herself,” said Petty. “My goal is to raise enough money

The $265,000 allocated for capital appropriations in the total budget was broken down: $15,000 for turnout gear, $75,000 for radios, $100,000 for building improvements, $30,000 for meter replacement, and $45,000 for township tower upgrades. D e bt s e r v ic e fo r 2018 wou ld b e $195,361. The district would also utilize $63,528 of restricted funds towards the radio replacement program.

be raised by taxation. T he proposed 2018 budget would i n c r e a s e f r o m t h e 2 017 b u d ge t of $966,50 0, wit h $824,90 0 raised by taxation. The tax rate would increase from 7.9 cents per $100 of assessed valuation in 2017 to 8.2 cents per $100 of assessed valuation in 2018. There is no outstanding debt for the district for 2018.

Fire District #4 The budget for Fire District #4 Ramtow n would be $1,021,000, with no capitol appropriations and $843,651 to

Fire District #5 Attempts to obtain budget figures for Fire District #5 Freewood Acres were unsuccessful as of print time.

to fill 25 care packages and I am asking for anyone interested in sponsoring one to give $25 per package.” Petty began this philanthropic endeavor on her own, but has since recruited the efforts of other individuals that are very willing to contribute to the cause, like her friend Rachel. She hopes that her efforts can inspire others to help out,

even if that means they are simply performing an act of kindness for another person. “The more smiles I can bring to the faces of these brave women who are undergoing chemotherapy, the better,” said Petty. If you would like to donate to Petty’s cause, you can email her directly at cassielpetty@

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F EATURED L ETTER The Sickness Of Power And Greed Those who only live for power and greed are never happy, for they never get enough. The more they have, the more they want. They have very little respect for others. They make good use of the weak. For some reason they just follow like sheep. If you ask the weak why they just follow, they can’t give you an answer. Their lives have become rather cheap. If mankind were to stand up for their rights, the power and greed mongers would disappear. Mankind knows right from wrong, good f rom bad. There are some power brokers who know good from bad, so some of them go for the good of mankind. Then there are the others. They only use the power for evil. The same thing goes for greed. These people just want to suck up

the world and everyone around them. In most cases, power and greed go hand in hand. They use their power for all the wrong reasons. The greed brings them nothing but unhappy need in the long run. Both don’t know the meaning of humility. What is the need for a home with 20 rooms and 20 bathrooms, a pool, and a tennis court if others are happy to fi nd a park bench to sleep on? I realize that all things cannot or should not be equal, but there must be some balance to life. Maybe someday man will make up and be a little kinder to each other. For the most part, we have a wonderful world with a few rotten apples. This is one man’s opinion. Herb Greenberg, Jr. Brick, NJ

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Surf & Stream Should Stay Pristine I was disappointed to read your Jan. 20, 2018 front page story about Surf & Stream campground being considered for redevelopment. How sad! The author pointed out the beauty of the location with it’s meandering stream, and the fact that it was an active part time community even though all renters had other permanent homes and activities slowed down in the winter. As a local resident, I have never stayed at this campground other than to use their dump station after returning from my RV trips. Surf & Stream is a valuable asset to Manchester for those that prefer trailer or motorhome accommodations to hotel life or seasonal house rentals. Consider also the large amount of permeable soil that exists in this campground that would be paved or built over if redeveloped. I could go on, but my point is that if the owner cannot keep the property as a campground he should sell it to someone who could lovingly keep it groomed for those wishing to enjoy our towns and beaches without hotel living. My travels across this great country have always relied on campgrounds such as Surf & Stream. We should not lose it. Our elected officials must not allow the land usage to change. Walter Lenskold Manchester

America’s Place In The World We are now faced with a choice: reclaim our position as an international leader or fall victim to closed-door policies pulling our nation backwards. The US needs to support developing nations if we hope to strengthen our international markets and fuel domestic job opportunities.

Letters To Editor marching toward war on nanigans. With the passing of the The African Growth & Opportunity Act (AGOA) and the Millennium Challenge Act (MCA) Modernization Act (H.R.3445/ S.832) in the House, it is crucial that we urge our senators to protect our national security interests and support this legislation. It is important that we remind the rest of the world that we do not condone word vomit like “sh****** countries,” but do recognize that an act that would cost US taxpayers less than $500,000 over a four-year period and greatly protect our interests abroad is a diplomatic engagement we are happy to take on. I urge Senator Booker and Senator Menendez to support the AGOA & MCA Modernization Act to spur econom ic development across the world. Kelly Garretson Howell

Bipartisan Militarism Endangers Us All Defense Secretary Jim Mattis recently unveiled a new Pentagon strategy for national security. It removes any mention of climate change as a threat, deprioritizes counter-terror effor ts, and instead agg ressively pu rsues a massive arms race with both Russia and China. It also calls for an astronomical spending increase at a time when the count r y’s defense budget is larger than the next eight biggest nations’ budgets — combined. With the context of this year’s State of the Union, it seems clear that the Trump administration is

t he Korea n Pe n i n su la . Tr u mp’s words regarding North Korea closely echoed Bush’s case for the invasion of Iraq. However, many believe this will spill into a greater nuclear conflict. This isn’t a necessary conflict. North Korea has recently shown an unprecedented interest in diplomacy. Next week, North and South Korea will participate in the Olympics under a unified f lag and integrated teams. Tensions have lowered dramatically. This extremely aggressive stance is exactly why law requires the Secretary of Defense to be a civilian, at least seven years removed from active duty. This law was waived for Mattis’ appointment. Shockingly, Mattis was approved in a nearly unanimous 98-1 vote and still enjoys bipartisan support. Recently, Josh Welle, a Democratic Congressional ca nd id ate for NJ’s District 4, stated “General Mattis is keeping the [Department of Defense] on track.” Our militaristic defense priorities are backwards. We continue feeding the bipa r t isa n m ilit a r y-i ndustrial complex, while ignoring the basic needs of our people and the planet. And it’s going to get us all killed. Jim Silverman Holmdel

Trump’s “Treason” Every morning I wake up with a sense of dread. What has that man in OUR Oval Off ice done now? My stomach churns as I listen to his latest she-

Wel l t h i s t i me, he’s crossed the line. By deciding to declassify the FISA email memo, this President should certainly be brought up on charges of t reason. I don’t use that word lightly, but in this case it is certainly appropriate, not only for Tr u mp, but for all t he Republican representatives and senators who stand behind this decision. This email isn’t even an off icial docu’s an inter pretation of the F ISA appl icat ion by a Trump stooge. National security is at stake, and we cannot tolerate this gross negligence. All of our intelligence agencies have advised against the release of this email and state that because it is written out of context, it doesn’t reflect the truth. People need to see this for what it is…a means of distracting and discrediting the Russia investigation. I have used the word treason before. Over the last 7 years, the Republican majority in Congress have refused to do their job..a job we elected them to do, a job we are paying them to do and a job which must be done for the benefit of WE THE PEOPLE. For this refusal to do the business of the country, I felt that these members too should be charged with treason. However, that act pales in comparison to what Trump and his Republican cohorts have managed to do with the release of this email memo. I say - Charge them all with treason. Marianne P. Clemente Chair, Barnegat Democratic Municipal Committee

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SPOTLIGHT ON GOVERNMENT Correspondence & Commentary From Your Local, County, State & Federal Officials

Bridge And Road Projects Underway, And A Thank You From The Desk Of The

Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone I hope everyone is staying warm, happy and healthy this winter season. It sure has been a cold one but there is only a little more than 100 days until the unofficial start to the summer season! In the meantime, I would like to provide some information stemming from our recent meeting of the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders. During a recent meeting, we unanimously approved

a resolution allowing emergency repairs to be made to the Glimmer Glass Bridge on Brielle Road in Manasquan. The scope of this project includes the installation of additional timber piles, the installation of fiberglass jackets on piles and mechanical repairs among other miscellaneous repairs. This work is scheduled to be completed and the bridge reopened to traffic in time for the upcoming summer season.

While these emergency repairs are underway, the County has also been working with the New Jersey Department of Transportation and the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority to complete the Monmouth County Three Bridges project. This project includes a study of rehabilitation or replacement of the Glimmer Glass Bridge. There will be two public information center meetings to present the recommended preliminary preferred alternative for the Glimmer Glass Bridge, at which time the public is invited to provide comments and suggestions. The first meeting will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at Manasquan Borough Hall,

located at 201 East Main Street in Manasquan on February 15th. The second meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Brielle Borough Hall at the Curtis House, located at 644 Union Lane in Brielle. Additional information can be found online at monmouthcountythreebridges. com. On a separate but exciting note, I am thrilled to announce the County recently was awarded $4.2 million in funding for two safety improvement projects in Holmdel Township and Upper Freehold. The two Monmouth County projects are among 14 throughout the area the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority Board of Trustees approved

at its recent meeting. I would like to thank our County employees who work hard to secure funding like this for our improvement projects. In the next few months I plan to visit municipalities throughout the County during public council meetings. I look forward to meeting with the governing bodies, as well as meeting with residents in each town. I also plan on discussing with each municipality updates on our shared services program. As liaison to the County’s economic development department, I am proud to see the success of this program all throughout Monmouth County. On a final note, I would like to thank everyone who

showed their support and attended a recent fundraiser for Allaire Community Farm in Wall Township. The mission of the fundraiser and ongoing efforts is to raise enough funding to allow the farm to operate as a year-round facility. For those who are not familiar with the farm, I can personally say Allaire Community Farm has done a tremendous job working with children with autism. This is also the farm involved in my healthy eating initiative for young students. For more information about the farm, visit allairecommunityfarm. org. As always, it’s a privilege to serve as your Freeholder Director in 2018. I look forward to the coming months!

Senate Passes Singer’s Bill to Help High School Students Understand Paying for College TRENTON - Legislation sponsored by Sen. Robert Singer (R-30) to help high school students to better understand how they can pay for college and minimize debt has passed the New Jersey Senate unanimously. The measure is part of a bipartisan package of bills to improve college affordability in New Jersey and address

the student loan debt crisis. “Many students dive into college without knowing how long it will take or how much they’re going to owe when they graduate,” said Sen. Singer. “Six months af ter they get their diploma, they’re suddenly slammed with sk y-h ig h monthly loan payments that they can’t afford. We can stop this

From The Desk Of


Chris Smith WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House passed a historic defense spending bill, which Rep. Chris Smith (R-4th) voted in support of for the third time, that funds U.S. soldiers, tanks, aircraft, ships, other military equipment, and Defense infrastructure. The U.S. military will get a much-needed boost from this bill, which provides personnel an across-the-board pay increase of 2.4% for the 2018 fiscal year.

from happening by giving our high school students a better understanding of how student loans work, explaining the benefits of applying for grants and scholarships, and highlighting the importance of finishing a degree as quickly as possible.” Singer’s bill, S-762, directs high school guidance counselors to meet with

students to discuss state and federal tuition assist ance prog rams, which includes grants, scholarships, and student loans. This legislation also expands the financial literacy class curriculum to include discussion of the various college payment options available. The typical New Jersey college st udent g radu-

ates with over $28,000 in student loans, which is higher than the national average. Costs for in-state students who attend New Jersey’s state colleges and universities are the fourth highest in the count r y. The price of New Jersey state loan debt is over $1.9 billion and climbing. “Our college students are being crushed by billions

of dollars of debt, and we need to do something about it,” added Singer. “ L e a r n i ng t he c ol lege student loan process and how to apply for scholarships and grants will be an invaluable lesson for college-bound students. This is common sense legislation that strikes at the core of New Jersey’s college affordability issue.”

House Passes Historic Defense Spending Bill

temporary stopgap defense funding have further drained our military’s combat readiness,” Smith said. “This bill would help remedy these pressing problems, giving more stable support to our service members who deserve it.” The Defense Appropriations for FY 2018—the third of recent Defense Appropriations bills, and almost identical to the other two—provides $664 billion in Defense spending, an increase of 11% over the previous fiscal year. While the previous two

appropriations bills voted on by the House either dealt with national security spending— the “minibus,” which passed last July—or included that package in a larger spending bill—the “omnibus,” which passed in September—the bill passed on Tuesday was a standalone Defense spending package, reinforcing the need for Defense funding which lasts the entire fiscal year and which is not reliant upon temporary funding packages, or continuing resolutions (CRs), as the Senate has not passed an FY 2018 spending bill.

In particular, Tuesday’s bill would provide $2.4 billion for 15 new KC-46A refueling tanker aircraft—it was announced last year that 24 of the KC-46As would be housed at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. It would also fund over 18,000 new service members; provide $4.7 billion for emergency ballistic missile defense; $10 billion for nonwar military base budgets; $75 billion for overseas contingency operations (OCO) in the fight against ISIS and $1.2 billion for troop increases in

Afghanistan; $706 for cooperation with Israel; over $138 billion for military personnel; and over $34 billion for health programs including sexual assault prevention programs and support for military victims. Rep. Smith supported the two previous Defense Appropriations bills, along with the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (Public Law 115-91) which authorized a pay increase for military service members and halted temporarily the additional realignment and closure of U.S. military bases.

“The men and women of our nation’s military serving around the world deserve our full support, and we must be making every effort to ensure that they are properly equipped for the mission,” Rep. Smith stated. “Officials have been warning recently that our military is stretched thin and in some cases poorly Government 0fficials... Have news that you would like the community to be involved with? Let everyone know by equipped, placing a news release in this paper! Send it to and years of

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Valentine’s Day Pittie Love Brunch: Help Save The Dogs

By Kimberly Bosco RED BANK – Come out to support and raise funds for Pitties and Pals Rescue, Inc. at the Valentine’s Day Pittie Love Brunch on Feb. 11 at Teak, 64 Monmouth St. in Red Bank, from 12-3 p.m. This event is sponsored by Ketel One Vodka. You can partake in some of the delicious menu items such as sushi and even vegetarian and vegan options, play in raffles and win prizes. The cost is $60 per person before Feb. 1. At the door, tickets are $75 and they are limited, so get your tickets now! You can also purchase a Pitties and Pals sponsorship for $250, which is limited to just 10 sponsors. As a sponsor you will receive two brunch tickets, your company or family name on the step and repeat Board, and your ad on the virtual ad journal which will be playing throughout the event! To purchase tickets or sponsorships, visit, contact Bonnie at 732-814-9889 or email gtimeapparel@ Pitties and Pals is a NJ nonprofit that helps to rescue dogs from being euthanized at local animal shelters as well as educate the public. Their main focus is the bully breed, but they are committed to helping all dogs. Without a facility, the dogs are located either in foster homes or boarding, which requires much needed funds. The organization relies on donations from the public. They are also seeking qualified fosters and adopters for all dogs as well as volunteers! Pitties and Pals encourage everyone to help them achieve their goals by donating or fostering or adopting a dog. If you are interested in fostering or adopting, email us at, visit the website, or the Facebook at Pitties and Pals Rescue. Here you can even see the dogs that are available for foster or adoption!

Freehold Borough Beautification Contest FREEHOLD BOROUGH – The Freehold Borough Human Relations Committee invites the public to participate in a borough-wide beautification contest during Spring 2018. Projects for the contest include property repairs, painting, landscaping or cleaning of the property. Projects dating from 2016 through Spring 2018 will be considered. The committee will award prizes for first-, second- and third-place winners. Contest rules can be found at

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AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library

SHREWSBURY – AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library beginning Monday, February 5 through Saturday, April 14, 2018, to help you with your taxes. The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, an AARP Foundation program, helps low- to moderate-income taxpayers by assisting with tax services and ensuring they receive applicable tax credits and deductions. This service is available free to taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and older. AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. Certain documentation is required to be

with taxpayer before a return will be started. Please see documentation list on the Library flyers or on February 1 calendar entry. The hours for the program are: Mondays, 9:15 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:15 a.m. to 12 noon; Wednesdays, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.; and Thursdays and Saturdays, 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you need Tax Forms, they can be downloaded via the State of New Jersey and IRS websites. For assistance, stop by the Reference Desk at any branch. Printing fees apply for tax forms printed at the library. The website for State of NJ forms is state. and the website for IRS forms is For more information call the branch at 866-941-8188.

DPW Announces February Brush Collection MARLBORO – February brush collection was noted weather permitting in the calendar. Brush must be curbside by 7 a.m. of your zones first day, but the Department of Public Works can take up to a week to complete each zone.

Once they pass they do not return. Brush may not be curbside more than one week prior to your specified week. See the letter and a printable February calendar from the DPW website for details and dates.

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Freehold Regional School District High School Musicals FREEHOLD – The auditoriums of the Freehold Regional High School District schools are alive with the sound of musicals! Upcoming performances include the following: Howell High School presents Mary Poppins. Mary Poppins is the story of the Banks family who live in a big house in London on Cherry Lane. Things are not going well for the family, the children, Jane and Michael, are out of control and are in need of a new nanny. Jane and Michael have their own ideas about what sort of caretaker they should have, while their parents—and in particular Mr. Banks—are insistent on someone strict for the job. When a mysterious young woman named Mary Poppins appears at their doorstep, the family fi nds that she’s the answer to their prayers, but in the most peculiar way. Performances will be held on February 23, March 2, and March 3 at 7 p.m. A matinee performance will also be held on February 24 at 3 p.m. Freehold Township High School presents The Pajama Game. Conditions at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory are anything but peaceful as sparks fly between new superintendent, Sid Sorokin, and Babe Williams, leader of the union grievance committee. Their stormy relationship comes to a head when the workers strike for a 7.5 cent pay increase, setting off not only a confl ict between management and labor, but a battle of the sexes as well. Performances will be held on March 1, March 2, and March 3 at 7 p.m. A matinee performance will also be held on March 3 at 1 p.m. Manalapan High School presents The Little Mermaid. Set under and above the high seas, The Little Mermaid tells the story of Ariel, an adventurous young mermaid who’s got a thing for disobeying the rules and following her heart. Ariel’s fascination with the human world often leads her to the sea surface, a zone that is designated as “off-limits” by her father Triton, the sea king. One day while sneaking to the surface, Ariel witnesses a shipwreck and rescues Prince Eric, with whom she becomes instantly smitten. Furious at Triton’s inability to understand her love for the prince, Ariel runs away and strikes a deal with Ursula, the evil sea witch, to experience the life she dreams of on land. Performances will be held on March 1, March 2, and March 3 at 6:30 p.m. A matinee performance will also be held on March 3 at 12 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance at manalapan. Colts Neck High School presents The Wedding Singer. It’s 1985 and rock-star

wannabe Robbie Hart is New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer. He’s the life of the party, until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. Only trouble is Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever. Performances will be held on March 16, March 23, and March 24 at 7 p.m. There will also be a matinee performance held at 1 p.m. on March 17. Tickets may be purchased in advance at Freehold High School presents Once Upon a Mattress. During a kingdom-wide search to fi nd a princess fit for the hapless Prince Dauntless, in swims the less-thanregal Princess Winnifred the Woebegone. Unrefined and undeniably charming, Winnifred is like no princess Dauntless has ever seen and his heart is captured. The truly terrible Queen Aggravain goes on a mission to come between her son and his soulmate in this retelling of the classic story of The Princess and the Pea. Performances will be held on March 23 and March 24 at 7 p.m. A matinee performance will also be held at 1 p.m. on March 24. Tickets can be purchased at Marlboro High School presents 1776. 1776 tells the story of John Adams, the original innovator behind America’s Declaration of Independence, who teams up with Benjamin Franklin, Richard Henry Lee, and Thomas Jefferson to battle those in Congress who oppose the movement to declare independence from England. This production is told with a new voice from its female cast. Performances will be held on April 19 at 6:30 p.m. and on April 20 and April 21 at 7 p.m.

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Health Department Offering Free Flu Shot Clinic for Children

FREEHOLD – The Monmouth County Health Department is offering a free flu shot clinic for County children on Monday, Feb. 5 from 3 to 6 p.m. The clinic will be held at the County Health Department, located at 3435 Route 9 North in Freehold. The vaccines are free to children six months to 17 years of age who reside in member towns. Monmouth County children of non-member towns may receive the seasonal influenza vaccine for $15. Clinic participants will be screened by a registered nurse regarding risk factors and educated about the vaccine. A parent or guardian must sign a consent form for participants. Individuals who should not receive the influenza vaccine are those with an aller-

gy to eggs and egg proteins, anyone with a previous life threatening reaction to a flu vaccine, or individuals with a history of Guillain-Barre syndrome. “There is still time for your child to receive a flu vaccine as the flu season can last until May,” said Freeholder Patrick Impreveduto, liaison to the Health Department. “Although epidemics of flu happen every year, the timing, severity and length varies from one year to another The County Health Department is continuing to work with state and local health partners to monitor trends throughout the flu season.” For additional information or to make an appointment, call the Monmouth County Health Depar tment at 732- 431-7456, Option 2, or log onto

Master Gardener Scholarships

MONMOUTH COUNTY – The Master Gardeners of Monmouth County are offering scholarships of up to $2,000 each to two college students or graduating high school seniors. All applicants must be planning to major in Horticulture, Environmental Sciences or Engineering, Botany or related fields. Applications must be received by May 1, 2018. To apply, visit

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Health Department Offering Free Flu Shot Clinic for Children

FREEHOLD – The Monmouth County Health Department is offering a free flu shot clinic for County children on Monday, Feb. 5 from 3 to 6 p.m. The clinic will be held at the County Health Department, located at 3435 Route 9 North in Freehold. The vaccines are free to children six months to 17 years of age who reside in member towns. Monmouth County children of non-member towns may receive the seasonal influenza vaccine for $15. Clinic participants will be screened by a registered nurse regarding risk factors and educated about the vaccine. A parent or guardian must sign a consent form for participants. Individuals who should not receive the influenza vaccine are those with an aller-

gy to eggs and egg proteins, anyone with a previous life threatening reaction to a flu vaccine, or individuals with a history of Guillain-Barre syndrome. “There is still time for your child to receive a flu vaccine as the flu season can last until May,” said Freeholder Patrick Impreveduto, liaison to the Health Department. “Although epidemics of flu happen every year, the timing, severity and length varies from one year to another The County Health Department is continuing to work with state and local health partners to monitor trends throughout the flu season.” For additional information or to make an appointment, call the Monmouth County Health Department at 732-431-7456, Option 2, or log onto

Open House: Substance Abuse Trends In The Community MANALAPAN – On Thursday, February 15th, the Manalapan-Englishtown Community Alliance will host its annual Open House at the Manalapan High School. The program will start at 7:15 p.m. and will be preceded by refreshments starting at 6:30 p.m. The Alliance will update the community on substance abuse trends in our area and share the work they are doing to help educate the community about drug and alcohol use. The program will also include a presentation on Vaping: What You Need to Know. This will consist of a discussion of

the e-cigarette products, the health effects associated with their use and the almost-impossible-to-detect use of illicit and illegal drugs via these units. This is information that every parent needs as the use of these products in our young person population is really growing. Manalapan High School is located at 20 Church Lane. For more information about this program or the Manalapan-Englishtown Community Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse and its mission and activities, please contact the Health Department at 732-446-8345 or

Group Tours Of Historic Village FARMINGDALE – Travel back in time with a group and/or school tour. The Historic Village of Allaire offers tours for everyone from school aged students, to college, adult social groups and special need groups. Costumed interpreters will educate tour patrons on the impact of the Industrial Revolution in New Jersey and New Jersey’s transition from an agrarian society to an industrial one. Through interactive programming, students and adults will gain a more enlightened understanding of family and community life in early 19th century New Jersey, including

the origins and hardships of the immigrant populations that inhabited the area in search of employment and prosperity. Interpreters will also identify the discoveries and inventions of the early 19th century, specifically those related to the life and times of Allaire’s founder, James P. Allaire, and the role of the production of iron, iron products and steam transportation in American society. For more information on booking a group tour, contact Angela Larcara, the group tour coordinator, at the Allaire Village office, 732-919-3500, ext. 13.

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By Kimberly Bosco OCEAN COUNTY – This year’s flu season seems to be taking a toll on our local communities as we see record numbers of people visiting the doctor for influenza-like illness and even cases of influenza-related deaths. According to the Center For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website, “For the week ending January 20, the proportion of people seeing their health care provider for influenza-like illness (ILI) was 6.6%, which is above the national baseline of 2.2% and is the highest ILI percentage recorded since the 2009 pandemic.” New Jersey was one of 39 states reported to be experiencing high influenza activity as of the latest CDC FluView report. The FluView State Summary for week one (ending on Jan.6, 2018) in New Jersey, reported that there has been a staggering total of 1,183 influenza and pneumonia related deaths this flu season.

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The CDC also noted that there have been 7 flu-related pediatric deaths so far, bringing the total number of flu-related pediatric deaths reported this season to 37. This number includes the death of a four-year old girl from New Jersey. “At this time, no other information can be provided,” regarding the four-year old girl, said Assemblyman Brian Rumpf (R-9th), who also serves as the Director of Administration and Program Development for the Ocean County Health Department. “What is important to note is that the whole State of New Jersey has wide spread flu activity and all residents…are encouraged to take Public Health recommendations to protect themselves and their family members.” Rumpf noted that flu activity is widespread across the whole country this year, making this year’s flu epidemic so striking. “Whereas, in previous years we see higher flu activity in different parts of the country, at different times,” he explained. The H3N2 strain of the influenza virus is what most people are being affected by, which causes more (and worse) cases and more visits to the doctor, according to the CDC. The most popular method of preventing the flu is getting the flu vaccine. This is the best way of reducing your chances of getting sick and spreading the virus to others, according to Rumpf. “Flu vaccination can reduce the risk of flu-associated hospitalization, including among children and older adults, and is an important preventative tool for people with chronic health conditions,” he said. Those who get the vaccination and still get sick, only experience mild illness compared to those who are not vaccinated. The reason that some people opt against getting the vaccine is because they fear the shot will give them the flu, said Rumpf, which is not true. “The vaccines either contain inactivated virus, meaning the viruses are no longer infectious, or a particle designed to look like a flu virus to your immune system,” he explained. The viruses in the shots are altered so as to not inject someone with the flu. This is the time of year where we are experiencing the peak of flu season. The CDC IFI surveillance has shown that, for our region, January is typically the peak time for flu activity. Rumpf advised that everyone 6 months of age and older should get vaccinated each year before flu activity begins. He also noted a few specific methods that we can take to avoid getting ourselves and others sick: Cover our nose and mouth with a tissue when we cough or sneeze Throw tissues in the trash after use Wash your hands often Avoid contact with others who are sick Stay home from work if you are sick Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. “We truly urge the public to not only get a flu shot, if they haven’t already, but to take sensible precautions,” when it comes to the flu, he said.

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H ERE ’ S T O Y OUR H EALTH Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen, R. Ph.

6 Natural Remedies For Varicose Veins

By Suzy Cohen, R. Ph.

Sometimes it seems like varicose veins come out of nowhere when you’re least expecting it. Most people over the age of 60 have some degree, and usually they’re not a big deal, but they could be; it depends on the general health of your pipes. When I say “pipes” I mean your veins, they are the pipes that push blood throughout your body. It is estimated that more than 40 million Americans have varicose veins. They mostly impact the legs and feet. It’s different from spider veins which are not nearly as noticeable unless you have “Drinker’s Nose” which causes spider veins to appear on the nose. People are sometimes worried that they’ll be exposed as a heavy drinker or smoker because of these. Varicose veins can become serious and cause pain, throbbing, swelling, and increased risk of blood clots. If these angry, swollen veins occur in the region of your anus, it’s called a hemorrhoid. Unfortunately, your risk to developing problematic veins increases as you age. If your mom or dad has them, chances are you’ll get them too. I’m going to quickly share six ways to help with varicose veins right now. But if you have a serious condition, I urge you to read my longer article which offers more treatment options. You can get that by signing up for my free newsletter at and I’ll email it to you. Weight: You can take some pressure off your legs by losing weight. The less pressure, the less puffy, twisted and distended

your veins are. You see, your veins are weak, and the burden of having 50 to 100 pounds adds pressure to your veins, and making the blood pool. Weird Shower: You will love me, then hate me. When you are taking a shower, alternate between comfortably hot water and colder water. You can do this to your legs only if you want to, versus your whole body, and try each temperature for 10 or 20 seconds each. You should probably ask your doctor about this first. It helps your veins ‘practice’ the process of constriction and dilation. Collagen: Collagen makes you elastic, so think of collagen allowing for healthy firm skin and a tight neck. Without enough collagen, your blood vessels and skin begin sagging. Water: Make sure you are hydrated throughout the day. Did you know that coffee dehydrates you? It makes you more prone to leg cramps through the ‘drug mugger’ effect of magnesium and other minerals. Energy drinks rob the same vein-loving minerals. Diosmin: Bioflavonoids are found in the outer peel of citrus fruits. Diosmin is a well-studied citrus bioflavonoid that has been consumed for years and it’s well known within medical circles to support healthy veins and circulation in the body. Hesperidin: Hesperidin is a citrus bioflavonoid, and it comes from oranges and lemons and it assists your body in the quest to fight varicose veins, hemorrhoids and micro leaks of blood (which causes easy bruising). Hesperidin can help strengthen capillaries.

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Cancer Screenings, Mammograms Available Through OHI NEW JERSEY – Ocean Health Initiatives (OHI), a federally qualified health center with locations throughout Ocean County, is working with the state-sponsored program New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection (NJCEED) to provide cancer screenings, such as mammograms, to underinsured and uninsured patients through patient referrals. Mammograms are being offered at the following locations: Health Village Imaging – 1301 Route 72 #100 in Manahawkin Monmouth Medical Center’s Jaqueline

Wilentz Breast Center – 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus – 600 River Avenue in Lakewood OHI is focused on bringing specialty health care services to the communities of Ocean County. NJCEED provides comprehensive cancer education and community outreach to the vulnerable populations of New Jersey. For more information or to make an appointment, contact Wendy Cameron, Patient Navigator at 732-363-6655, ext. 8984 or visit the website at

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Todd Thiede, Named Humanitarian Of The Year, To Be Honored By The Emmanuel Cancer Foundation

By Fran Kirschner Todd Thiede of Hoboken, the CFO of Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services (PHHC), with headquarters in Eatontown, has been named Humanitarian of the Year by the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation (ECF). He

will be honored at the 18th annual ECF Crystal Gala Masquerade Ball, presented by PHHC, Saturday, February 24, 2018, from 6 to 11 p.m. at Eagle Oaks Golf & Country Club, 20 Shore Oaks Drive, Farmingdale, NJ. Prior to joining PHHC, Thiede was vice

president of financial planning and analysis for five years at Goldman Sachs Inc., New York City. Thiede was the architect behind Preferred’s largest acquisition; the Massachusetts-based Acelleron Medical Products that expanded the company’s reach into New

England and broadened its product line to include such durable medical equipment as pediatric nebulizers and breast pumps. Thiede holds a BS in accounting from Rutgers University, New Brunswick. He is a member of the board of directors for Circle of Life, an organization that provides support for families, and palliative and end-of-life care for children with life-limiting illnesses. He is a member of the board of directors of Home Care Association & Hospice Association of NJ, a statewide organization that educates and advocates for home care providers, and the patients and families they serve throughout New Jersey. Thiede was named one of New Jersey’s 2015 “Forty under 40” award winners by NJBiz, a New Jersey business news publication, and CFO of the Year in 2017 by Corporate Vision Magazine, a division of AI Global Media, a publishing house with global readership in more than 170 countries and close to two million subscribers of its magazines, websites and multimedia content. For more information about Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services, contact Lisa Gallicchio, director of community relations, at, call 732-547-9886 or visit Tickets to the ECF Crystal Gala Masquerade Ball cost $150 each and include an evening of casino, an open bar, dinner, silent and gift auctions, dancing, prizes and more. Black tie and masks are optional. Ads and sponsorships, ranging from $50 to $20,000, are now available. Proceeds will benefit hundreds of families facing pediatric cancer. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Rosemarie Contreras at 732-282-2324 or

22nd Annual International Chef’s Night Out Returns By Kimberly Bosco TOMS RIVER – You are invited to join The Ocean County Foundation for Vocational Technical Education for a night of great food and treats at the 22nd Annual International Chef’s Night Out! Join tons of area restaurants, caterers, bakeries, specialty stores and beverage distributors on the evening of March 12 from 6-9 p.m. to sample sweet and savory treats as well as fine wines and tasty beverages! Tickets cost $60 in advance and $75 at the door. This event is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Foundation and all proceeds will benefit the Foundation and its students. There will be a 50/50 raffle, themed gift basket raffles and door prizes as well. To buy tickets visit For more information call Sharon Noble at 732-473-3100 ext. 3157. This event will be held at the Toms River Athletic Arena, Old Freehold Road. Come out for an evening of great food, drinks and fun!

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Allaire Village Auxiliary Volunteers Needed FARMINGDALE – Are you interested in joining the auxiliary or the other volunteer groups that make the Historic Village of Allaire one of the state’s real treasures? Your community service can range from carpentry to cooking to costumed tour guiding. Call 732-919-3500 for details. This authentic “company town” (the Howell Works, based on bog iron) is a non-profit

living history museum that is on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places. Tour the 1836 village’s furnished buildings for a charming glimpse of yesteryear in nearby Monmouth County. Allaire State Park is at 4263 Atlantic Ave. (accessible from Rt. 34 near the Garden State Parkway and I-195) Farmingdale.

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Little Free Library Installed At Manalapan Recreation Center

M A NA LA PA N – T he Manalapan Chapter of the MOMS Club Organization graciously donated a Little Free Library to the Township. It is a small wooden box resembling a mailbox that was placed at

• Feb. 25: Friendly Sons of Shillelagh - 815 16th Ave, Belmar from 2-6 p.m.; entertainment; hot and cold buffet. Donation is $15. For more information call 732-681-7576. • March 3: Investuture Mass at St. Rose Church - 601 7th Ave. Belmar at 10 a.m. Luncheon immediately following at Mike Doolan’s on Rt. 71, Spring Lake Heights. Luncheon donation is $35. For more information call 732- 280-2648. • March 4: St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Main Street at 12:30 p.m. for more information call 732-280-2648, visit, or email info@bel

Expert Garden Talks Available MON MOU T H COU N T Y - G ot a speaking slot to fill for your organization’s meeting? The Master Gardeners of Monmouth County may have just the speaker for you. “In addition to summer topics, the Master Gardeners have a myriad of t al ks appropr iate for ever y season, including growing roses, generating compost, Japanese beetles and Jersey woodchucks,” said Freeholder Director Lillian G. Burry. “Knowledgeable volunteers, who are all certified Master Gardeners, are available to the local gardening community.” The Master Gardeners continually add presentation topics to their catalog and entertain requests for new subjects. In addition to presentations, a panel of expert Master Gardeners are also available to discuss or answer questions on specific horticultural topics you might have. •

the Kuschick Pavilion in the Manalapan Recreation Center. Thank you to all the members of the MOMS Club for this wonderful donation that all those visiting the Park will enjoy.

Belmar/Lake Como Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Fund Raiser Program BELMAR – Support the St. Patrick’s Day Parade by visiting any of these fundraiser programs at local establishments. There will be bag pipes at all of the fundraisers. Make sure to support the parade by buying a booster button! The schedule is as follows: • Feb. 11: Anchor Tavern - 715 Main Street, Belmar from 2-6 p.m.; enter tain ment; hot and cold buffet. Donation is $15. For more information call 732-280-2266. • Feb. 18: Boat House Bar & Grill - 1309 Main St., Belmar from 2-6 p.m.; entertainment; hot and cold buffet. Donation is $15. For more information call 732-681-5221.

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We are proud to announce the opening of our additional office at the Meridian Health Village in Jackson, in addition to our Howell location!

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MMCSC Thrift Shops Are Awaiting Your Donation

By Kimberly Bosco LAKEWOOD – There are plenty of ways that you can make an effort to give back this season; make one of them a donation to any of three Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus thrift shops! You can donate anything from clothing to furniture at Kimball Closet, Lots for Little Shoppe, or The Treasure Chest. All donations are welcome and these shops encourage you to come out and make a donation that will benefit the hospital’s programs. “All donations made to our three

thrift shops help support programs and services at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus,” said Maria Nelson, Director of Development, Monmouth Me d ical Ce nt e r, Sout he r n Ca mpu s Foundation. Your donation can help fund hospital expansions, invest in new technologies, enhance health and wellness programs, or provide for those in the community that might be dealing with financial hardships. That seems like a pretty great trade-off for some of those older, gently used clothes that have been hanging in

your closet for decades! “When donating clothing or goods to one of our thrift shops you can rest-assured that your donations will directly support the community and hospital,” said Nelson. Any of the three thrift shops will accept clothing, handbags, shoes, jewelry, furniture, wall and home décor, books and more. “Our thrift shops cannot run without the commitment and hard work of our volunteers. It takes many dedicated people to make each shop successful and

there is always need for more help,” said Denice Gaffney, Vice President of Development, Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus Foundation. “We ask that if you’re not able to donate items to one of the thrift shops to consider donating your time as a volunteer to one of our thrift shops instead.” For more information you can contact any of the thrift shops: Kimball Closet at 732-886-5972, Lots for Little Shoppe at 732- 364-6312, or The Treasure Chest at 732-657-2590. To become a volunteer, call 732-886-GIFT.

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By Marc S. Galella, Esq., of R.C. Shea and Associates Any taxpayer considering an appeal to their property taxes should first understand the deadlines and procedures involved. Deadlines for Tax Appeals are continuously in a state of flux. If you are considering an appeal, it is of the utmost necessity that you contact your County Board of Taxation immediately upon receiving your tax bill to identify what your individualized filing deadline may be. The deadline to file a property tax appeal is normally April 1st, or within 45 days after the tax assessor mails you an assessment notice – whichever is later. However, this April 1st deadline may not always be when an appeal must be filed by. Monmouth County has a deadline of January 15th, and if any filing date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the filing date is pushed forward to the succeeding business day. Additionally, an appeal deadline may radically change if the Municipality you currently live within goes through a revaluation year. A revaluation year is a program undertaken by a municipality to appraise or re-appraise all real property within that taxing district, according to what the municipality considers “full and fair value” as of October 1 of the pretax year. If such a municipal-wide revaluation or municipal-wide reassessment has been implemented, then ordinarily an appeal deadline will be May 1st. Nonetheless this date is also subject to change based upon when the revaluation occurs. Due to these fluctuations of filing time-frames, it is extremely important to preemptively call to identify the exact date which your appeal must be filed within. All appeals for proper ties under

$1,000,000 occur with your County Board of Taxation. This means that if you are dissatisfied with the judgment Marc S. Galella Esq. of the County Board of Taxation, you have 45 days from the date your judgment was mailed, to challenge this determination at your local level, and file a further appeal with the Tax Court of New Jersey. However, if your property is assessed for more than $1,000,000, you have the additional option of bypassing your County Board of Taxation, and filing your appeal directly with the State Tax Court. If your property falls within this higher threshold and is assessed for more than $1,000,000, but you decide to keep the tax appeal with your County Board of Taxation, the local Tax Board also retains the right to transfer the appeal directly to the Tax Court of New Jersey if they so choose appropriate. The above items may be overwhelming and we at R.C. Shea and Associates can help you through the process. The law firm of R.C. Shea & Associates, Counsellors at Law, is a full service law firm representing and advising clients in the areas of Estate Planning, Estate Litigation, Personal Injury, General Litigation, Real Estate Law, Medicaid Law, Medical Malpractice, Workers’ Compensation, Land Use and Planning Law, Wills, Trusts, and Powers of Attorney and much more. Call or visit our office Toms River office at 732-505-1212, 244 Main Street, Toms River, or visit our website at

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CentraState Medical Center Is Designated A Diagnostic Imaging Center Of Excellence FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP – CentraState Medical Center has recently been designated a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence (DICOE) by The American College of Radiology (ACR). The DICOE program, which represents the pinnacle of medical imaging care, is an achievement that goes beyond accreditation to recognize best-quality imaging practices and diagnostic care. This includes a comprehensive assessment of the entire medical imaging enterprise, including structure and outcomes. The DICOE designation recognizes excellence at multiple levels — including the professional staff, the technology, and the policies and procedures the organization follows — and superior patient care. In order to receive this elite distinction, facilities must be accredited by the ACR in all modalities they provide, and in which the ACR offers an accreditation program. Another requirement is to participate in the Dose Index Registry® and General Radiology Improvement Database, as well as Image Wisely® and Image Gently®. “We are proud to have earned this designation once again,” says Mandi Wortman, director of radiology services. “We take great pride in our commitment of offering leading-edge technology, combined with the expertise of our caring physicians, nurses and technologists, to ensure consistent, high-quality care to our patients.” CentraState’s radiology department offers state-of-the-art, advanced diagnostic and therapeutic radiological tools and techniques. Routine and highly specialized technology is available for a variety of uses including Ultrasound, CT scans, PET / CT scans, MRIs, and Nuclear Medicine techniques that diagnose and treat a wide range of medical conditions. CentraState’s board-certified radiologists specialize in a variety of subspecialties, including neuroradiology, vascular radiology, interventional radiology, nuclear medicine, breast and bone imaging. For more information about all of the services offered at CentraState’s radiology department, visit ACR, founded in 1924, is one of the largest and most influential medical associations in the United States. The ACR devotes its resources to making imaging and radiation therapy safe, effective and accessible to those who need it. Its 36,000 members include radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists, interventional radiologists and nuclear medicine physicians. CentraState Healthcare System is a nonprofit community health organization consisting of an acute-care hospital, a health and wellness campus, three senior living communities, a Family Medicine Residency Program, and a charitable foundation. CentraState’s teaching program is sponsored by Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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Omarr’s Astrological Forecast

For the week of february 10 - february 16

By Jeraldine Saunders

ARIES (Mar 21-Apr. 19): The bigger the reward, the harder you’ll have to work for it. Maintain reasonable ambitions as lofty goals could create unneeded burdens. Your keen attention to detail will be the difference between success and failure. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Nip it in the bud. Mistakes and misunderstandings can easily be avoided by taking your time and explaining yourself clearly and concisely. Family matters may take precedent over business at some point. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Two heads are better than one. Picking someone’s brain for a fresh perspective may offer insights that solve a diffi cult problem. If certain methods have failed you in the past, it is wise to stop using them. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t jump to conclusions. Be careful not to react too strongly to rumors or gossip as the truth may be a different story. There’s no harm in broadening your horizons with new knowledge even if you never use it. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don’t let the past come back to haunt you. Learn from previous mistakes by not doing the same thing that you did wrong all over again. Approach existing projects with a desire for perfection but don’t start anything new. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Pay attention to which way the wind is blowing. It may be best to remain non-committal toward an issue. What wins the crowd over today may be unpopular tomorrow. Don’t be suspicious of someone without concrete proof.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): All things in moderation. You may want to indulge in hobbies or guilty pleasures, but more important matters may suffer for it. Set your priorities and you may eventually have time to do your own thing. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Don’t throw out the baby with the bathwater. It may be entirely possible that you can achieve goals without making sacrifices or cutbacks. You and a loved one may have differing ideas of how things should proceed. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The odds are against taking a gamble. The potential rewards may make a risk seem worth taking but you stand to lose far more than you’ll gain. Your best bet is to remain frugal and thrifty. Put a rein on spending. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Look before you leap. Taking quick and decisive action without knowing all the facts may lead to unexpected consequences. You may feel like you should be the leader rather than a follower. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don’t get in over your head. Responsibilities and obligations could become overwhelming if you don’t budget time wisely. Don’t allow frivolous distractions to derail you from getting important tasks done. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Concentrate on quality rather than quantity. It is to your advantage to do one task well rather than trying to juggle several things at once. Push doubts and worries from your mind when dealing with matters of the heart.


wolfgang puck’s kitchen Winter Warmup: Sunny Days Are Here Again, Thanks To Dried Summer Stone Fruit By Wolfgang Puck APRICOT PINE NUT TART Makes one 10-inch (25-cm) tart, serves 8 to 10 1 cup (250 mL) water 8 ounces (250 g) dried apricots 1/3 cup (85 mL) Grand Marnier 1/4 cup (60 mL) orange juice Sugar dough (recipe follows), or store-bought frozen pastry for a double-crust pie, thawed 9 ounces (280 g) shelled pine nuts 1/3 cup (85 mL) sugar 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 tablespoon finely chopped orange zest 2 tablespoons apricot jam Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, for serving First, prepare the filling: In a small saucepan, combine the water, apricots, Grand Marnier and orange juice. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, remove from the heat, and leave to soak for 1 hour. Meanwhile, divide the Sugar Dough in half and, on a lightly floured work surface, roll out one half to a circle about 1/8 inch (3 mm) thick and large enough to line a 10-inch (25-cm) tart pan. Loosely roll up the dough around the rolling pin, unroll onto the pan, and gently press into the bottom and sides. With scissors or a sharp knife, carefully trim the edges, adding the trimmings to the other half of dough. Refrigerate the lined pan. Roll out the second half of the dough to a 10-inch (25-cm) square; then, using an inverted 9-inch (22.5-cm) round, cut out a circle. Loosely roll up the circle around the pin and unroll onto a lightly floured sheet of waxed paper. Using a 1/2-inch (12-mm) circular cutter or pastry tip, cut out a random pattern of circles, leaving a rim of dough about 1/2 inch (12 mm). Gather up the cutouts and

refrigerate or freeze for another use. Refrigerate the circle of dough. Strain the liquid from the apricots. Transfer the apricots to a bowl and return the liquid to the saucepan. Boil until reduced to 3 tablespoons. Set aside to cool. In a large skillet, lightly toast the pine nuts over medium heat, stirring constantly and taking care not to burn them. Stir the sugar and a third of the pine nuts into the apricots. Using the paddle attachment of an electric mixer, or a handheld electric beater, beat the butter until fluffy. Stir in the cooled liquid and orange zest. Preheat the oven to 375 F (190 C). To assemble the tart, spread the jam over the bottom pastry.Arrange the apricot mixture evenly on top. Sprinkle with the remaining pine nuts. Top with the butter mixture. Carefully top with the cutout pastry circle. Bake until golden brown, about 35 minutes. Transfer to a rack. Serve slightly warm or at room temperature, accompanied by vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. SUGAR DOUGH Makes 1 1/2 pounds (750 g), enough for one double-crust tart 2 1/3 cups (585 mL) cake flour or pastry flour 1/3 cup (85 mL) sugar 1/2 pound (250 g) unsalted butter, chilled, cut into small pieces 3 large egg yolks 1 to 2 tablespoons heavy cream In a food processor with the stainless-steel blade, combine the flour and sugar. Add the butter and pulse until it resembles fine meal. In a small bowl, whisk together the yolks and 1 tablespoon of cream. Scrape into the machine and process until a ball begins to form, adding a little additional cream if necessary. Remove the dough to a lightly floured surface and press down into a circle. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before using.

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OUR SERVICES: LOCATIONS Howell: 4691 Route 9 North • (732) 942-7220 Monroe Township: 350 Forsgate Drive • (609) 409-9327 Freehold: 55 Schanck Road, Suite B-9 • (732) 414-6728

Hearing Aid Sales Hearing Aid Repairs Balance Testing Tinnitus Evaluations & Treatments Hearing Testing Hearing Aid Evaluations Occupational Hearing Testing Central Auditory Processing Evaluations

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Route 9 North


Senator Singer’s Office NJ Hearing & Tinnitus Check Cashing Station Stop & Shop Maxsam Tile of Howell Municipal Building Santander Bank Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins/Togo’s Stewart’s (outdoor stand) K Food Store (stand by bus stop) Ivy League Wawa (2485 Rte 9 North)

Aldrich Plaza

Coldwell Banker Realty Spirits Unlimited Smile For Me Dentist Subway Landmark Dry Cleaners

Big City Bagels

Route 9 & Strickland

Aldrich Road

Park & Ride (outside stand)

Regal Plaza

Acme Vinnie’s Pizza/Restaurant Dunkin Donuts

Howell Library (Old Tavern Road) Senior Center China 1 Vietnam Bistro

Corner of Casino Drive Solo Tu Pizzeria Dry Cleaners Not Just Bagels Future Pharmacy The Villages (Clubhouse)

15 Union Ave. P.O. Box 521 Lakehurst, NJ 08733 P: 732-657-7344 F: 732-657-7388

Adelphia Plaza (by Acme)


Shop & Bag Woody’s Tavern Surry Downs (Clubhouse)

Atlantic Physical Therapy Jeena Jay Ent Lottery & Convenience Store King of Bagels Niri Barber Shop Shore Laundromat Wine Land Liquors

Roseland Shopping Center Zebulun Barber Shop Tanfastic

ShopRite Plaza

Freehold Orthodontics NJ Hearing & Tinnitus

Emilio’s Pizza ShopRite Youngs Appliance Wawa (4690 Rte 9 S)

Route 9 South

Kent Plaza (behind Pizza Hut)

In Freehold

Park Nine Diner The Crossroads at Howell Assisted Living Howell Lanes Chapter House Restaurant Dunkin Donuts (by Home Depot) Howell Chamber of Commerce Freewood Acres Convenience Store Soma Pharmacy

Howell Center The Pretzel Factory

Howell/Jackson Medical Center ER Walk-In Howell Pediatric Dentist Dunkin Donuts (right after Wawa) Golden Farmer’s Market

Ramtown Area

Ramtown Liquors Cathy’s Bagels Cammarreri’s Bakery Wawa (157 Newton’s Corner Road)

2018-02-10 - The Howell Times  
2018-02-10 - The Howell Times