Vol. 15 - No. 51
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jerseyshoreonline.com | May 19, 2018
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Around The Jersey Shore Pages 12-13, 20-21.
Letters Page 6.
Government Page 7.
Support Your Thyroid With Supplements
Inside The Law
Jake Honig and his family, the creators of the fundraiser.
Howell BOE Budget: Priorities, Accomplishments, Concerns
Time To Review Your Will
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Horoscope Page 23.
–Photos courtesy Mike Honig
–Photo by Kimberly Bosco The Howell BOE and audience received a presentation from Board Administrator Ronald Sanasac on the 2018-2019 proposed budget at its most recent meeting.
By Kimberly Bosco HOWELL – The Howell Township Board of Education discussed the proposed 2018-2019 school year budget recently. Board administrator Ronald Sanasac expressed pride over the priorities and accomplishments of the district thus far, but also showed concern for impending legislation regarding state funding during his budget presentation. The deadline for the board to submit the proposed budget was May 7, but Sanasac remarked at the May 2 meeting, “unfortunately we may have some unknowns at that point,” due to state aid funding legislation deadlines out of their control. Sanasac began the budget presentation by touching on some of the district’s priorities in developing the budget, such as continually enhancing student achievement. “Everything (Budget - See Page 5)
By Kimberly Bosco HOWELL – Jake “The Tank” Honig passed away back in January, but his legacy lives on as the Honig family continues to spread the #belikejake message. The Honig family has created a fundraiser in Jake’s honor to raise money for brain cancer and pediatric cancer awareness. The fundraiser will run from May 1-31, during Brain Cancer Awareness Month. The fundraiser is selling t-shirts emblazoned with “Jake Honig’s Law” or “#belikejake” to help raise awareness for brain cancer as well as promote medical marijuana awareness. “Our hope is that wearing the shirt will raise awareness for Jake Honig’s Law and help it get passed (currently awaiting Senate approval). Plus, generate a pos(Fundraiser - See Page 2)
Memorial Fund Raises Money For Heartbroken Howell Family By Kimberly Bosco HOWELL – A memorial fund has been set up for the family of Jimmy Glovich, the bicyclist who was fatally injured when struck by a vehicle on White Street. According to Howell Township Police, the incident occurred on the evening of May 1, when two teens in a 2011 Nissan Altima heading westbound on White Street collided with Glovich as he emerged from a wooded area into the roadway. Glovich was treated at the scene and transported by MONOC Medevac to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, where he remained in critical condition until his injuries became fatal on May 4. A longtime family friend and previous neighbor to the Glovich family, (Memorial - See Page 5)
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Continued From Page 1 itive discussion on medical marijuana, so that patients who need it are aware that it’s available,” said Mike Honig. Honig hopes that the shirt and the f u n d r a i s e r w i l l g e n e r a t e p o s i t i ve discussion around these topics, such as the controversial issue on medical marijuana. On the fundraiser’s webpage, belikejak e.com, the Hon ig fam ily st ated , “We deployed Medical Marijuana in November 2017, and it was the most comforting medication Jake was on. It proved to be even more comforting than we ever would [have] imagined, especially as Jake’s disease progressed from November, until his final days in January, 2018.” The family noted that the six different medications they were given to treat Jake’s nausea, vomiting, pain, agitation, and sleep were “barely efficacious” and brought on serious side effects.
“When we administered the medical marijuana, Jake was a completely different person. Within 20 [minutes], he would stand up, he would eat, the vomiting would subside, his mood was energized, he slept and his agitation would disappear,” they stated. The Honig family has continued their efforts to make strides for the use of medical marijuana to treat certain illnesses, showing that it had certainly helped them t reat Jake. “Mar ijuana wasn’t lifesaving, but it was life altering for Jake and for us as a family.” This fundraiser is just another way that Jake is making his mark on the world, even after his passing. As the site noted, “When some people pass away, their contribution to the world is done. Jake’s has just begun.” Prior to this fundraiser, Jake donated his brain and spine to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for research so that doctors can examine his tumor type to help children with Jake’s illness in the future.
“There have only been a handful of patients with Jake’s tumor type, so a lot needs to be learned. Without physically studying these aggressive tumors, progress just can’t be made. Jake made the ultimate sacrifice, and we hope that because of his donation, doctors can formulate a better treatment plan, so that other children won’t have to suffer,” stated the Honig family. Not to mention the tens of thousands of dollars that have already been raised for brain cancer research in Jake’s honor. Part of the #belikejake t-shirt fundraiser is to advocate for “Jake Honig’s Law.” This is a bill that was submitted to the state in Jake’s name that could lift the ban on the 2 oz. monthly limit on medical marijuana and allow NJ dispensaries to sell marijuana in different formulations. According to Mike Honig, all proceeds from the fundraiser will benef it the Exact Research Project at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where Jake’s tumors are being researched. “They collaborate with 12 hospitals
worldwide in an effort to find a cure for hard to treat brain tumors [with] rare genetic disorders…Jake’s tumors are currently being injected into mice, for further study,” said Honig. The research project relies on private funding, and Honig hopes to have 1,000 shirts donated to raise money. T-shirts cost $20 for adults and $18 for kids. They will be printed with the “Jake Honig’s Law” logo and medical marijuana leaves. They are also decorated with an artistic portrait of Jake “the Tank” giving the thumbs up while sitting in none other than – you guessed it – a tank. The shirts also highlight the colors green, gray, and gold. Green is meant to signify medical marijuana awareness; gray, brain cancer awareness; and gold, pediatric cancer awareness. Kids’ shirts will be printed without the medical marijuana leaves so that they are school friendly. You can purchase a t-shirt and donate to Jake’s cause at belikejake.com.
Don’t Miss The Cuisine On The Green Wine Festival
LITTLE EGG HARBOR – Join the OCVTS Foundation for The Cuisine on the Green Wine Festival on Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3. The two-day wine festival will feature samplings of dozens of varieties of wine from a selection of award-winning New
Jersey wineries. Attendees can enjoy live musical entertainment from local musicians, as well as peruse booths by crafters and retail vendors. There will also be an assortment of food available for purchase. An exciting component of this event is that the food stations will feature
culinary delights from the restaurant. The cost to attend the Cuisine on the Green Wine Festival is $15 in advance or $20 at the gate for those over 21. A two-day ticket will be available as well for $20 pre-pay or $25 at the gate. Each of the three festivals will be held from
12 p.m. to 5 p.m., and will include live entertainment, crafters, retail vendors, and tasty food offerings. In all instances, designated drivers are free. No dogs allowed. For more information, contact Sylvia Allen at Sylvia@allenconsulting.com or 732-9462711.
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FREEHOLD – Students in the Computer Science Magnet Program at Freehold High School recently had the opportunity to hear fi rst-hand accounts of what goes on behind the scenes in defending computer networks and systems. Mike Geraghty, the director of the New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC), visited the high school on May 1st to chat with students. According to its website, the NJCCIC is New Jersey’s one-stop shop for cybersecurity information sharing, threat analysis, and incident reporting. The NJCCIC brings together analysts and engineers to promote statewide awareness of local cyber threats and widespread adoption of best practices. Mr. Geraghty discussed the various career paths that exist in the area of cybersecurity for students. He also presented a $150 check to the school in recognition of their participation in a recent competition. Freehold High School had the fifth most teams competing in the Girls Go CyberStart competition. The competition was open to female high school students in 19 states across the country. Challenges in cryptography, web attacks, forensics, programming, and Linux were presented to the teams. The FRHSD’s Computer Science Magnet Program is a four-year program of study for students who wish to explore computer science or computer engineering as a career path. Students take at least one computer science course each year and a specialized mathematics course during the fi rst two years of the program. The goals are to give students a solid and rigorous background in computer science principles and requisite mathematical skills to build proficiency in problem-solving techniques of computer science, and to provide graduates with the background and the skills necessary to continue their education in college or enter the workforce or military service. After graduation, 92 percent of students continue their study of computer science or another STEM major such as information systems, mechanical engineering, cybersecurity, or physics. Our graduates have been accepted to Carnegie Mellon, University of California-Berkeley, Stevens Institute of Technology, University of Maryland, Georgia Tech, NYU, NJIT, Princeton, Rensselaer, Rochester Institute of Technology, and many other prestigious schools.
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Continued From Page 1 we do goes to that,” he said. “We are all in the same game together and it’s about student achievement.” Another priority is reducing and controlling operational and discretionary costs, according to Sanasac. “Ever y penny we can save enhances what we can put into the classroom,” he added. Sanasac also noted that enhancing revenue is always a priority, stating “ we’re con st a ntly look i ng at more ways to do shared services, or to reduce cost,” as well as to minimize the impact on taxes. He also provided a brief overview of the accomplishments that this budget will help the district to achieve in the coming school year. “This budget provides the resources to get the silver certification,” for Future Ready Schools, said Sanasac. It also works on meeting curricular demands, upg radi ng tech nolog y, mai nt ai n i ng
Continued From Page 1 Tiffany Smith, has set up a memorial fund for Jimmy’s family on the website You Caring.com. The fund is called “Jimbo’s Memorial Fund” and has raised $9,415 of the $9,000 total as of May 14. Smith remarked that she and Jimmy’s older sister have been best friends for nearly 20 years, since before Jimmy was even a year old. “They have been like family to me since I was 5.” “I wanted to help because I’ve been close to the family for most of my life and I know Jimmy was honestly one of the kindest people you could ever meet. He’d help anybody with anything without even having to be asked,” said Smith. The fund will be used to help the family afford a memorial service and the medical bills associated with the accident. “The family is extremely saddened by losing such a huge part of their lives and anything I could do to relieve a little of what they are currently going through I wanted to do,” she added. The memorial fund site notes that each social media share can raise approximately $37. As of May 14, the fund has been shared 860 times. The $9,415 has been raised by a combination of 156 donors. “Jimmy was a kind hearted, sweet and caring person who we cannot believe this has happened to. His life has been tragically ripped away from away from him and his family. Now his family is left to pick up the pieces. If anyone would have it in their hearts to please donate to his memorial fund his family would be forever grateful as they were clearly not expecting this,” it stated on the memorial fund webpage. Jimmy’s memorial fund is currently closed, but information on the fund is located at youcaring.com/glovichfam ily-1181232.
The Howell Times, May 19, 2018, Page 5 facilities, tax stability, and updating f leets. “We do have eight vehicles aging out and through the operations committee and the finance committee, we are planning to make sure that that f leet stays at an adequate level for our students and their safe transport,” he explained. The budget also works towards expanding personal learning by addressing every child’s needs, and enhancing digital utilization. The Numbers “There is a regulation in the state of where our administrative costs could be. Based on our statistics, we could be spending $2,091 [per student] and be below the state regulation,” said Sanasac. “We only spend $1,896 [per student]…we do more with less.” Howell Township School District is approximately $1,121,335 below the state mandated cap of $12,046,250 in total administrative costs.
The total general fund budget is listed as $117,224,924. State and federal programs, $1,975,948 and debt service, $4,634,381. The budget will be funded primarily by taxation; the board proposed general fund levy is $73,908,669. Other sources of revenue include: • State aid: unknown • Miscellaneous revenue: $2,175,391 • Federal aid: $1,850,618 The tax rate will be decreasing from 1.164 cents per $100 assessed valuation in 2017 to 1.132 cents per $100 assessed valuation in 2018. Noting that the tax levy is going up $451,000 up from last year, Sanasac said that the levy will see a .58 percent increase. “But that’s based on the current state aid notice,” the district received from Gov. Phil Murphy following his budget address, he added. This could change. State Aid Concerns T he boa rd st ill ha rbors concer ns
over state legislation that could alter the proposed budget and associated tax levy. “We don’t have a clear direction on legislative funding. It’s still an open item and they [the NJDOE] are still discussing it,” said Sanasac. “Trenton is negotiating…statutorily we have to complete the [budget] process…but, based on all these things, there is a chance that it may have to change.” Following Governor Murphy’s budget address, a notice of state aid is issued which denotes how much state aid a district could be getting. This amount could change, causing the amount to go up or down, by the time legislation is voted on. Sanasac noted that the board was continuing in budget preparations assuming that the figures they have now will remain as they are, for the purpose of meeting the May 7 deadline. The deadline for NJ to finalize state aid legislation is June 30.
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OPINIONS & COMMENTARY F EATURED L ETTER The Right To Die With Dignity Empathy is a feeling. Different than sympathy. Empathy is the ability to understand another person’s experiences. “The right to die with dignity” is a choice. If your religion forbids it, then do not do it. However, I choose to die with dignity, to die without pain and suffering or the loss of all my hard earned assets. At the end of life all is lost to doctors, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and more.
We put our pets down when they are terminal and suffering, why should we deny humans the same right and choice? Please vote in your state for this bill to pass “the right to die with dignity.” You do not have to choose this for yourself but please vote for it for those like me who do need and choose this right at the time when it is necessary. Barbara Broderick Manahawkin
E DITORIAL Make Yourself Heard The people of Howell face an array of issues – taxes, traffic, the environment, education. Issues that will impact Howell for years to come. And no doubt you have something to say about them. So what can you do to ensure that your voice gets heard? First and foremost, town cou ncil meetings. Let your officials know you’re
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Letters To The Editor Emotional Ties At The Albert Music Hall
The seasons change, and with each, come many new visitors to Albert Music Hall. Upon witnessing a program, most newcomers will take it at face value as being just another music show. The general ambiance of the building and stage may also give a misleading first impression that this is a professional production. They may wonder at the low admission price, after seeing an almost four hour live concert performed by typically 30 or more talented musicians. Most do not even remotely consider the possibility that this is a 100 percent volunteer preservation organization. However, the novices may notice an uncommon degree of friendliness, familiarity, and interaction between musicians, staff and audience members. They may be intrigued by the impromptu musical gatherings in the Pickin’ Shed, on the porch, and occasionally in the parking lot. They may also be somewhat annoyed at the multiplicity of discussions abounding in the lobby, snack and gift booth areas. It seems that chatter and music is everywhere. Sadly, many may fail to comprehend one of the most unique and traditional characteristics of the Saturday night shows. This is the deep emotional tie that runs between the audience, the staff, and the performers. Professional music shows that I have seen, invariably offer well-trained performers, executing a carefully planned, technically excellent, well-rehearsed presentation in a very quiet theatre. At the same time, such professional shows always leave some (usually a lot) of emotional distance between those who perform and the audience. Spontaneity and basic sincerity are also often found lacking. They do their job, they do it well, they earn their pay, and then leave. At Albert Music Hall, the musicians form bands with friends, and arrange their own programs. While the groups often play together and always rehearse in the practice rooms before their set, the end result is often fairly spontaneous, reflecting the mood at the time. There are no formal stage rehearsals. The
Letters The musicians constantly To travel does occur atEditor younger ages newspapers and magazines, through and mingle with audience members going to and from the stage. Indeed, a large percentage of the audience consists of friends, fellow musicians, relatives and family. Consequently, there are many inherently strong intermingled emotional ties. At Albert Music Hall, the newcomer has certainly stumbled upon something unexpected and unique. Some will dislike it and never come again. Others will be intrigued, visit again and again and, in doing so, find they too have become emotionally involved. It can be a very strong bond, with new kindred friends listening, playing and learning together. People care about each other, and it shows. There is a sense that there is something here indicative of another, less complicated time. Something that is worth saving for others, something for them to discover for themselves. I know. I was a newcomer in 1985. Roy Everett In Memoriam 1936-2018
Signs Of Dementia And Alzheimer’s Here I am sitting in front of my computer, wondering, “Why am I at my computer? Oh, yeah… an EMS article! What was I going to write?” Sometimes I just have those days. You too? I decided to look up some questions on dementia and Alzheimer’s. The following quoted is plagiarized from reliable sources on the Internet. I don’t get graded, or paid, and I admit the plagiarism up front so I think that makes it okay. “Is there a difference between dementia and Alzheimer ’s? Dementia is a syndrome, not a disease. ... Dementia is a group of symptoms that affects mental cognitive tasks such as memory and reasoning. Dementia is an umbrella term that Alzheimer’s disease can fall under. It can occur due to a variety of conditions, the most common of which is Alzheimer’s disease. Who usually gets dementia? It is rare for someone under 65 to have dementia, but it
and we call this ‘younger onset dementia’. People often wonder whether dementia is inherited. The answer for most of us is, no. The common forms of dementia are likely caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Can dementia be brought on by stress? Too much stress in your life can ultimately lead to depression and dementia, scientists have warned. A major review of published research suggests that chronic stress and anxiety can damage areas of the brain involved in emotional responses, thinking and memory, leading to depression and even Alzheimer’s disease. Common early symptoms of dementia include: memory problems, particularly remembering recent events, increasing confusion, reduced concentration, personality or behavior changes, apathy and withdrawal or depression, or a loss of ability to do everyday tasks. How do you test for dementia? Diagnosis of dementia: There is no one test to determine if someone has dementia. Doctors diagnose Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia based on a careful medical history, a physical examination, laboratory tests, and the characteristic changes in thinking, day-today function and behavior associated with each type. Can you reverse dementia? It was thought ‘no’ for quite a while. We now know otherwise. Similarly, dementia can be reversed if caught early enough and by attending to all the factors that affect brain function – including diet, exercise, stress, nutritional defi ciencies, toxins, hormonal imbalances, and inflammation. To do this is, in fact, quite simple.” There’s a lot more specific information online. Just type your question in your browser and it will pop up. HCBEMS is the busiest squad in Ocean County. There is no free EMS without volunteers. Consider joining our EMS squad for a year or 2, maybe 5. No experience necessary! You’ll be CPR certified, get regular training, a uniform, experience, and new friends. We need you! Don’t forget to recycle
phone books and aluminum cans at the recycling center behind HCBEMS building. Stay Well! Phyllis Brown Holiday City at Berkeley EMS
A Sarcastic Suggestion For Death Penalty Death penalty proponents are becoming increasingly concerned (especially in Texas), that because lethal injections have proved unreliable in dispatching the condemned, it will be used as an excuse by some for doing away with capital punishment. Former Texas Governor Rick Perry, an ardent death penalty supporter and “Pro-Life” advocate, feels executions are necessary if we are to weed out society’s misfits and keep the folks safe. Ever since “old sparky” was replaced by pharmaceuticals, things just haven’t been the same. To relieve the good people’s anxiety from the Lone Star state over this potential problem, permit me to offer a “modest proposal”: Bring back public hangings, or at least the firing squad. Better yet, how about beheadings! I think re-establishing these tried and true forms of punishment would go a long way in restoring people’s confidence in this conservative state make ‘em feel right at home. And I’d go one step further. To ensure the folks the job was done right, I recommend televising all executions in between NASCAR pit-stop races. In addition, I urge capital punishment events be viewed complete with slow-motion, stop-action and instant replay coverage, along with in-depth color commentary analysis. All of which I’m sure would exponentially add to the day’s festivities. Just think of the T.V. ratings! I sincerely hope death penalty backers will assiduously consider these most reasonable and constructive proposals that I believe will effectively end the lethal injection controversy once and for all. Borden Applegate Jackson
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SPOTLIGHT ON GOVERNMENT Correspondence & Commentary From Your Local, County, State & Federal Officials From The Desk Of The
Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone Happy May! I hope everyone was able to enjoy the outdoors during the warm weather. After this rainy and cold spring, I am looking forward to the summer months ahead. I know I always say that it has been a busy couple of weeks but it truly has been. I’d like to take some time to share with you what I have been up to and a few important dates to come. First of all, I’d like to thank all of the municipalities that are participating in the annual Paint the Town Pink campaign. For those unfamiliar with the campaign, its mission is to raise awareness of the importance of getting an
annual mammography and women’s wellness. The county participates in this initiative each year and just this week my fellow Freeholders and I were able to honor a breast cancer survivor during our meeting. It is truly inspiring to hear stories from those fighting this disease and from those who are survivors. Not only are they determined to raise awareness, they are also determined to support those who are fighting and their families. On a separate note but in keeping with county business, we are currently finalizing our 2018 capital budget. I expect it should be approved within
From The Desk Of
Senator Robert Singer TRENTON - Legislation by Sen. Robert Singer, Assemblymen Sean Kean and Edward Thomson (all R-12th) to rename a portion of Interstate Highway Route 195 as State
Trooper Marc K. Castellano Memorial Highway has been unanimously approved by key legislative panels in both houses. The measure now awaits a final vote before the
From The Desk Of
Chris Smith WASHINGTON, D.C. -Abipartisan bill, the Charitable Giving Tax Deduction Act, was introduced recently by Congressman Chris Smith (R-4th) with Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) as an original co-sponsor, to protect taxpayers and encourage charitable giving. “Charitable organizations are the life-blood of services to those in need in our society, and I am committed to a tax policy that amplifies their ability to serve our community,” said Rep. Smith, the author of the legislation. “Americans have been generous patrons of
charitable causes, and we want to ensure that everyone has the support they need to continue their generosity to charitable and philanthropic causes.” “It is always important to give back to the community,” said Congressman Cuellar. “This bipartisan bill not only encourages us to help our fellow neighbors, but it also makes sure that taxpayers can receive their due deduction for charitable giving if they choose not to itemize. I am glad to support this legislation that will encourage charitable actions.” The bill would make charitable
Celebrate Small Businesses, And Shared Services Between Counties
the next month. As always, we are continuing to find new ways to cut costs and create an even more efficient government that allows our residents to maintain the same high quality of life they deserve. I had an opportunity to discuss the county’s successful shared services program recently during the annual New Jersey Conference of Mayors event in Atlantic City. During the conference, I served on a panel with mayors and state legislators where we were able to discuss local, county and state issues. It was during this panel that I explained how our shared services program has served as a cost saving measure for municipalities and, in return, our taxpayers. I look forward
to working with other counties around the state that are interested in starting their own shared services program. I will be discussing our shared services program again, as well as our economic development division’s initiatives, during the New Jersey Association of Counties event in Atlantic City. During this presentation, I will be discussing our Grow Monmouth, Grown in Monmouth and Made in Monmouth initiatives that were put in place years ago to help our small business community. I’m proud of these programs and am happy to announce we’re receiving more interest from new businesses every day who wish to partner with our initiatives. I was able to discuss our
Grown in Monmouth initiative, alongside Freeholder Deputy Director Lillian Burry, during a recent Grown in Monmouth meeting with more than 60 participants. This included restaurant owners and chefs, farmers and distributors. I’m pleased to say many new connections were made so that our local restaurants will be able to source more Grown in Monmouth produce to feature on their menus. On another note, I am pleased to announce the East End Avenue Bridge between Neptune and Neptune City will reopen ahead of schedule. The Freeholders selected this Monmouth County project to be one of the many bridge projects financed with funding the county lobbied to
obtain from the State’s Transportation Trust Fund. On May 4th, the Glimmer Glass Bridge on Brielle Road between Brielle and Manasquan reopened to vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The bridge was closed in November 2017 after a scheduled routine maintenance identified the need for structural repairs, which are now completed. Lastly, I’d like to remind everyone that our annual summer kick-off press conference will be held at 11 a.m. on Main Beach in Manasquan on Monday, May 21. This is always a fun event to kick off the summer season here in Monmouth County. As always, it’s a pleasure and honor to serve as your Freeholder Director.
Portion Of I-195 Might Be Named After Fallen Oﬃcer
full State Senate and General Assembly. The legislation, A3749/S470, would rename a section of the highway in Howell Township after Trooper Marc Castellano, a resident of Howell, who was tragically killed in a motor vehicle accident while investigating an incident on the roadway.
“Naming a portion of 195 in Howell after Trooper Castellano is a tribute to his service and sacrifice. This designation honors the memory of a beloved police officer, husband, father, son and brother,” said Singer. Kean added, “Trooper Castellano paid the ultimate price in the line of duty to keep our
community safe, now we as a community have an obligation to keep his memory alive and remember his heroic actions.” “Renaming this section of highway after Trooper Castellano is a fitting way to honor this fine young man who made the ultimate sacrifice in order to keep us safe,” said Thomson.
Bill Would Make It Easier To Give To Charity
tax deductions universal and “above-the-line,” allowing all taxpayers the option to write off charitable donations on their taxes whether or not they choose to itemize, providing maximum relief for those looking to donate to tax-exempt charitable organizations. The amount of charitable contributions would not be capped under Smith’s legislation. The bill is supported by a consortium of charitable and faith-based organizations and philanthropic networks, including Agudath Israel of America, the Union of United Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the New Jersey Catholic Conference, United Way Worldwide, the Animal Welfare Institute, the Council on Foundations, the National Association of Charitable Gift
Planners, the Faith & Giving Coalition, the American Littoral Society, the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance, the Alliance for Charitable Reform, Independent Sector, and the Humane Society Legislative Fund. “Charitable giving is profoundly important for our nation, perhaps more now than ever before,” stated Rabbi Abba Cohen, Vice President for Federal Affairs of Agudath Israel of America. “Particularly at a time when government deficits loom, charities are being asked to step up and provide services that help address our nation’s most pressing needs. Representative Chris Smith’s legislation will enhance the charitable deduction in a way that will lead to increased giving, ultimately making it easier for nonprofits to continue
to perform their vital work for all Americans.” Nathan Diament, Executive Director for Public Policy for the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America the country’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization - welcomed the legislation. “We at the Orthodox Union are grateful for Rep. Smith’s tireless efforts to bring this bill to fruition. Nonprofit groups, including the Orthodox Union, depend on taxpayer support to carry out our work, and this legislation will encourage people to make much-needed contributions that will strengthen charitable organizations across the country,” he said. “Due to the increase in the standard deduction and the elimination of many other deductions, it is expected that fewer people
will itemize and thus will be unable to claim charitable donations - a particular burden for small donors - which we presume will lead to a decline in such giving. There is no way to sugarcoat what this decline will mean - a reduction in the vital and necessary work of the organizations that depend on such revenue,” Cathy Liss, President of the Animal Welfare Institute, stated. “This covers every aspect of society, from ensuring the humane treatment of animals to providing meals to the elderly and shelter to the homeless, from after-school enrichment programs for children to countless other endeavors.” Under the bill, “taxpayers will once again be encouraged to support charitable activities that serve so many needs in our communities,” Liss stated.
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The Howell Times, May 19, 2018, Page 9
Monmouth Museum’s NJ Emerging Artists Series Presents Exhibit
MONMOUTH COUNTY – Edward Abbey wrote “A man on foot, on horseback or on a bicycle will see more, feel more, enjoy more in one mile than the motorized tourists can in a hundred miles.” Rafal Goraczniak is the next Monmouth Museum New Jersey Emerging Artist featured in the Series, and will be on exhibit at the Museum from June 8 – July 8, 2018. He is a New Jersey based artist, from Hillsborough. Goraczniak’s Black and White Photography Exhibition, Beyond Badlands will open on June 8, 2018 with a reception from 6–8 p.m. in the Nilson Gallery at the Museum. Goraczniak’s Gallery Talk will be held on June 27 from 7–8 p.m. Both the opening reception and gallery talk are free and open to the public. “For me, photography does exactly this thing. The camera is like a brake that helps me slow down to engage more deeply with where I am in space and time. From the Pine Barrens of New Jersey to the high desert of the Colorado Plateau, I find inspiration in what is often overlooked the simple things that are hidden in an intimate landscape. In my work, I strive to create unique but realistic images with a surreal twist; photographs that offer visual metaphors for thoughts and feelings, rather than simply record the reality surrounding me,” said Goraczniak. “The desert landscape is my beloved subject. It is a place where, instead of chasing the light, I simply allow the light to capture me. My favorite moments are when desert light transforms ordinary sandstone into otherworldly formations. Viewers often see sunlit sandstones only for their radiant and saturated colors, so I deliberately chose black and white presentation to expose their beautiful forms, rich with textures and complex geometries. My approach to sandstone photography is to capture both its roughness and its softness, to show that it was formed from sand and will turn into sand again, to convey the message that nothing is lost in the universe.” Since 2007 the Monmouth Museum has presented the work of NJ emerging artists through its popular series, The New Jersey Emerging Artists Series. The Series consists of six annual monthly solo exhibitions to showcase the new work of NJ artists who have not previously held one-person exhibitions in our State. The Nilson Gallery in
New Jersey Seafood Festival In Belmar
BELMAR – The New Jersey Seafood Festival promises exciting new activities and attractions for the entire family- live music, kids activities, craft beer tent and of course the best seafood around! The Seafood festival is not only great for eating but also shopping, there will be a lot of vendors to choose from. No pets allowed at this event. The festival will be on May 19, 2018 from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. at 5th and Ocean Aves in Belmar. Admission is free. For more information, call 732-747-4449.
the Monmouth Museum provides a unique and exciting opportunity for these artists to exhibit their work. Selected artists are guided through the exhibition process, provided promotional materials and encouraged to give an Artist’s Talk during their exhibition, offering the public insight into their artistic process. The artists selected for this Series represent the diversity of talent
in the State and demonstrate creativity in a wide variety of media. 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 exhibits and programs their website is monmouthmuseum.org or call 732-747-2266. You can also fi nd them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. The Monmouth Museum is located on the campus of Brookdale Community College. 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft.
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COMMUNITY NEWS C LUB N EWS , A CTIVITIES , E VENTS & A NNOUNCEMENTS
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HOWELL – Join Howell Township Public Schools for the 2018 Knowledge Expo on June 7, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. at Middle School North. Get creative, get inspired! Immerse yourself in an interesting topic of your choice and become an expert. Present your findings with other students, parents, and community members at the 5th annual Knowledge Expo. This event is open to all Grade 2-5 students! For more information or to submit an online proposal, visit tinyurl.com/expo2018. Contact
Mr. Gredder at email@example.com for more information. New for 2018: Invention Expo! Are you an inventor? In honor of the expo’s 5th year, students have the opportunity this year to participate in our first ever Invention Expo. Students are challenged to invent something new, modify an existing product, or identify a situation or problem that needs resolution and present it to a panel of experts, just like the hit tv show Shark Tank.
An Evening With The Chief
HOWELL – The Howell Police Superior Officer’s Association invites you to the first “An Evening with The Chief” dinner event. It will be held at Christie’s Italian and Seafood Grille on Thursday, May 31 at 6 p.m. Enjoy family style cocktail hour, a threecourse, sit down dinner, and live entertainment with Chief Kudrick and his command staff. It is a night for conversation with
Chief Kudrick in a small and personal environment. The cost for the event is $50 per person and is a BYOB. Seating is limited. Business attire is recommended. This is a private event and tickets will not be sold at the door. For tickets and more information please contact Josephine Higgins at JHiggins2@ howellpolice.org. Be part of this special event!
Ramtown Community Yard Sale
HOWELL – The annual Ramtown Community Yard sale will be Saturday, May 19 2018 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. These are individual sales at each seller’s home. So far, we have over 100 homes registered to participate.
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Imagine Your Perfect Day….
Reduce Waste - Learn Backyard Composting FREEHOLD –Monmouth County has announced its 2018 Backyard Composting schedule for Monmouth County residents. Learn the how-to’s of reducing your yard and household waste and improving your soil at one of these free 45-minute sessions. • Saturday, October 6 at 10 a.m. – Middletown, Deep Cut Gardens, 352 Red Hill Rd. • Saturday, November 3 at 10 a.m. – Middletown, Deep Cut Gardens, 352 Red Hill Rd. The workshops are free, but advance registration is required. To reserve one of the limited seats, call 732-683-8686, ext. 6721 or download the registration form from the recycling section of the County Reclamation Center’s webpage at visitmonmouth.com. “Many of our residents want to do what they can to reduce their household waste and help preserve the environment,” said Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to the County’s Reclamation Center. “The Backyard Composting workshops are a great opportunity
to learn, seek guidance and purchase a bin to start composting at home.” Participants may purchase an Earth Machine backyard composting bin at the session for $35. If you already compost and would like to purchase an Earth Machine backyard compost bin, you may do so for $35 at one of the five towns that have partnered with the County to expand composting opportunities for residents: • Spring Lake Heights DPW, 555 Atlantic Ave., 732-449-6983 • Ocean Township, 240 Whale Pond Rd., 732-531-5000, ext. 3364 • Upper Freehold Municipal Building, 314 Route 539, 609-758-7715 • Freehold Township DPW – Jackson Mills Road, 732-294-2161 You should call first for availability and hours for pickup. Payment must be by check made payable to the “Monmouth County Grant Fund.”
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Howell Twp. Bulk Trash Program
HOWELL – Bulk trash is collected by appointment only. The program runs annually through early October. Please call the Department of Public Works office for specific dates as well as to schedule an appointment at 732-938-4500 ext. 2450.
The bulk trash collection program is for household items such as: furniture, carpet, appliances and electronics. We do not accept construction debris, hazardous waste, car parts, tires, concrete, brick or any recyclable items. Bulk pick-up is limited to one pick-up truck load per appointment.
Center Players Presents One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
FREEHOLD – Center Players Dessert Theater continues its successful season with Dale Wasserman’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, running through June 3, at Center Playhouse, 35 South St, in downtown Freehold. The drama, directed by Dave McGrath, centers around Randle Patrick McMurphy as he is transferred for evaluation from a prison farm to a psychiatric institution. While he assumes it will be a less restrictive environment, he soon discovers Nurse Ratched runs the psychiatric ward with an iron fist, keeping her patients cowed through abuse, medication and sessions of electroconvulsive
therapy. The play examines how the battle of wills between the rebellious McMurphy and the inflexible Ratched soon affects all the ward’s patients. Performances run Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. There will be no performances Memorial Day weekend. Tickets are priced at $25-27 and are available online at centerplayers.org or by calling 732-462-9093. Rounding out the season will be Dinner with Friends, written by Donald Marguiles and directed by Leslie Hochman, running July 27-August 26.
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AROUND THE JERSEY SHORE The Rocky Horror Picture Show Presented By The Friday Nite Specials
ABERDEEN – The Friday Nite Specials Cast is a performance group that performs The Rocky Horror Picture Show every Friday night at midnight, sharp! Join us on May 25 at 10 p.m. for the show at 1055 State Route 34, Aberdeen. The Rocky Horror Picture Show began as a cult phenomenon in 1975 and grew in popularity due to its midnight shows. Starting with the midnight double-feature in New York, people began yelling at the screen, dressing up as the characters, and forming a subculture. The Friday Nite Specials cast upholds the tradition of “shadowcasting” the movie every Friday night at midnight. The group has different performers every week and a dance party for audience members to enjoy before the show. This interactive show is an experience that
everyone has to see at least once. Those who have never experienced the show are called “virgins” and are invited up onstage to perform a “ritual.” The Friday Nite Specials cast also hosts theme nights every month, from “Gender Bender/Switch Night” to “Disney Night,” “Tag Team Night,” and “Halloween in June.” This week Friday Nite Specials Presents Rocky Prom! We will be having an extended dance party, corsages for sale, and a photo booth just like the senior prom! You can count on Friday Nite Specials to provide a party every week. Tickets are $6 and are available at the door and online. The movie is rated R. Parents are warned that the content may not be suitable for children under 17 and content may be offensive to sensitive viewers.
Walnford Day at Historic Walnford
UPPER FREEHOLD – This is the perfect opportunity to tour the 1773 Waln House! Plus, experience horse drawn wagon rides, enjoy historic demonstrations, play old-fashioned games, and hands-on historical activities.
Join us on May 20 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at 62 Walnford Road, Upper Freehold. Admission is free. For more information, call 732-842-4000, ext. 4312.
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–Photo courtesy FRHSD MARLBORO – Students in the Business Administration Magnet Program at Marlboro High School competed in the Fairleigh Dickenson University “Rothman Institute Business Idea Competition.” A business plan developed by a group of sophomores went on to win first place. There were over 500 submissions for the competition from high school students across New Jersey. Out of the 500 submissions, Marlboro’s winning group was initially chosen as finalists
in the top 24. They received first place standing in the Southern Region of New Jersey. During the awards ceremony, the three finalists were asked to prepare a presentation to describe the business concept and overall incorporation of corporate social responsibility. Marlboro’s students were then selected as the first place winners. The sophomores with the winning proposal were Hailey Steinberg, Ryan Perrette, and Matthew Goodman.
Summer Style At Shadowbrook
SHREWSBURY – The Friends of the Monmouth Museum cordially invite you to A Fashionable Luncheon Tuesday, June 5 at 11:30 a.m. at the Shadowbrook at Shrewsbury, NJ. Summer chic fashions will be presented by
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SANDY HOOK – The time is May, 1943. 75 Years Ago to the day, the Allied forces in the North Atlantic are still recovering from a savage offensive by Nazi Germany’s submarine fleet in March. In just 31 days, these ‘U-Boats’ sank nearly one million tons of Allied merchant vessels carrying vital war supplies to the European Theater of Operations (ETO). The Allies conducted a counter-offensive in April, sinking a large number of German U-Boats. But, “The Battle of The Atlantic” is nowhere near finished. Fort Hancock, at the entrance to New York Harbor, was the first line of America’s defense. The Coast Artillery, along with other units of the US Army, Navy, Coast Guard, and Army Air Corps, provided a massive umbrella of protection around and over the New York Metropolitan area, and the citizens within it. It is one of the most important missions of the Second World War. And it is also one that has nearly been
lost to history. The Battery Gunnison Tour will be held on May 20 from 12-4 p.m. at Atlantic Drive by Gunnison Beach. The day’s activities will include: • Gun Drills on one of the rare M1900 6-inch seacoast guns. • Instructions in the only restored Coast Artillery plotting room in the nation, • Walk-throughs of the magazines where the 6” projectiles and gunpowder bags were stored. • Discussions of how the US Army provided medical care at Fort Hancock, with displays of vintage medical equipment. • Use of the vintage fi re-control telephone system. This event will be held in conjunction with Harbor Defense Weekend at Fort Hancock, hosted by the US National Park Service. See more on Facebook on the Batter y Gun nison page: facebook .com/ events/571346369906379/. See more about the historic sites at Fort Hancock at youtu.be/-XRheE-_2gw.
Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival
OCEANPORT – Start the summer off right at Monmouth Park’s annual Food Truck Festival. With over 45 trucks to choose from, there will be something for everyone so bring the whole family! The festival will go on for three separate days with live music for each day. The Saturday and Sunday sessions will also have activities for your kids to enjoy such as a bouncy house, face painters, clowns, and pony rides. The festival as well as horse racing will go on until the early evening. Children 12 and under are free. Join us May 26-28 from 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at 175 Oceanport Avenue, for the festival! Admission is $5. For more information, call 732-222-5100.
Sail Into Summer
RED BANK – Coming soon, Monmouth County will be opening the doors of the T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center located in Red Bank, NJ, one of only two national landmarks dedicated to an African American. The T. Thomas Fortune Foundation invites you to kick off Memorial Day weekend by joining with them to learn about the exciting work underway to bring Fortune’s home back to life at this vibrant Cultural Center opening soon on the west side of Red Bank. The T. Thomas Fortune Foundation was established as a nonprofit corporation to educate the public about the impact of T. Thomas Fortune’s life and work as a journalist, writer, civil rights activist and African American history. Tickets are $40 and include delicious food and drinks at 26 West on the Navesink. For more information, visit eventbrite.com/e/ sail-into-summer-with-the-t-thomas-fortune-foundation-tickets-45001336208 or tthomasfortuneculturalcenter.org/.
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H ERE ’ S T O Y OUR H EALTH Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen, R. Ph.
Support Your Thyroid With Supplements
By Suzy Cohen, R. Ph.
Hopefully you realize that in order to look, feel, and function your best as you age, it’s imperative that you take good care of your thyroid gland because it plays a role in many plaguing symptoms from head to toe including hair loss, chronic fatigue, skin problems, insomnia and weight gain. The trouble is that lab tests lie, and don’t usually confirm what you’re feeling. I had to find that out myself the hard way, and that’s why I wrote, Thyroid Healthy. Ever since I dealt with a bout of hypothyroidism years ago, and healed myself completely, I’ve been a big advocate of supplements for thyroid support. One quick thing, your T4 has to lose one iodine atom to form T3, that’s what the numbers stand for. It’s the T3 that works, and helps energize you, burn off fat, grow pretty hair beautiful and improve memory. Converting that T4 to T3 is a big deal. All the T4 in the world won’t cure hypothyroidism if you don’t activate it to T3 and to do that, you need certain cofactors and nutrients like the following: Probiotics: You need probiotics to convert the T4 hormone you make (or take in the form of medication). As much as 20% of your inactive T4 is converted to T3 in your gut, if your digestion is working well. Unfortunately, many of us have woefully inadequate gut health because we are lacking friendly bacteria. Zinc: Zinc is critical for activating T4 to T3 in the liver and kidneys and it improves the function of specific enzymes
(deiodinase) which activate thyroid hormone. Remember, you want to activate it by converting the T4 your gland spits out, into T3. Selenium: Like zinc, this mineral is also needed for certain deiodinase enzymes which convert T4 to T3. Selenium is also needed to balance excess thyroid activity that may be caused by internal or external stressors. Catalase: Hydrogen peroxide is sometimes high in people with thyroid disorders, so neutralizing it is important, especially if you have Hashimoto’s. Catalase is as an antioxidant to reduce hydrogen peroxide that you make in your liver. It’s extremely beneficial to your blood stream, to your thyroid and to all your organs. By the way catalase helps break down alcohol, that’s why some people take it for hangovers, lol! Hydrogen peroxide is a free radical that can take your body over. Hydrogen peroxide has been studied and it’s implicated in oxidative stress disorders and many chronic illnesses. Ashwagandha: This incredible herb stimulates production of both T4 and T3 in your body. It also nourishes your adrenal glands, so if you feel like you can’t cope with stress, this is a wonderful botanical to consider. There’s a longer version of this article waiting for you, after you sign up for my free newsletter at suzycohen. com You can heal yourself. Truth is, I used to be a human doing, and I had to train myself to become a human being.
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FREEHOLD – Freehold Township High School’s Zachary Simon was recently honored at the United States Military Academy, West Point for receiving the Dwight D. Eisenhower Leadership Award. According to their website, each year the Parents Club of West Point, along with the West Point Society of New Jersey and the West Point Society of Lehigh Valley, recognizes outstanding high school juniors from across the country who have demonstrated exceptional performance in academics, athletics, com munit y ser vice, leadership, and moral character, and who promote the values of national service as exemplified by Dwight D. Eisenhower. Zachary has also been accepted into West Point’s week-long Summer Leadership Experience.
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CentraState’s Nuclear Medicine Dept. Granted ACR Accreditation
FREEHOLD —CentraState Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in nuclear medicine as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Nuclear medicine is a branch of medical imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive material, ingested by the patient, to diagnose and treat a variety of disease, including many types of cancers, heart disease and certain other abnormalities within the body. The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Parameters and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel quali-
fications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report that can be used for continuous practice improvement. The ACR, founded in 1924, is a professional medical society dedicated to serving patients and society by empowering radiology professionals to advance the practice, science and professions of radiological care. The College serves more than 37,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.
Attention All Active, Retired Military & Wounded Warriors.
NEW JERSEY – May is Military Appreciation month and Crossroads Realty is proud to announce that we participate in U.S. Military on the Move, a program offered exclusively by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. When buying or selling a home, we have a program designed to reward America’s fighting men and women for their service to our country. U.S. Military on the Move is a free real estate rebate and information program that allows you to earn cash back when you buy or sell a home. When you buy or sell a home through U.S. Military on the Move, you receive a cash rebate on the actual
sales price – not a fixed amount based on a range of values – and you’ll receive your rebate at closing! Crossroads has been assisting veterans and civilians reach their home ownership dreams since 1966. Byron Kotzas, founder of Crossroads Realty, was a veteran of the Air Force, piloting missions from 1942 to 1945 in WWII. He also has been an avid supporter of the ongoing efforts of the USO. Byron was legendary for his philanthropic endeavors with many charities but the USO was very dear to home. We thank you for your service. To find out more about this program, please call Tina Orth at 732-674-7913.
Students Of Rose Reilly Leonard Art Exhibit
WALL – Stop in and enjoy the exhibit of watercolor, oil, acrylic and pastel paintings by local artists. This program will be on display in the Wall Township Library through June 30.
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Spring Lake Historic Showcase Tour
SPRING LAKE – Spring Lake is primarily a unique year-round community that welcomes a large influx of summer vacationers. The town boasts a quaint downtown area and a variety of charming historic Victorian homes, lovely bed and breakfast inns and a comfortable two-mile non-commercial boardwalk that borders a beautiful sand beach. On Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the Spring Lake Historical Society will hold its 39th annual House Tour. The tour will feature several lovely homes. In addition, the historic Ocean House Inn, the Essex and Sussex Condo/Hotel’s public rooms and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church will also be featured. The Historical Society’s Museum will be open for viewing with its Main Gallery, which contains the permanent collection, as well as the Changing Gallery with its Hidden Treasures, Spring Lake Police, Firefighters and First Aid Exhibit, an Exhibit saluting the Mayors of Spring Lake and our exhibit saluting the125 years of Spring Lake’s In-
corporation. Tickets are $35 if purchased prior to Tour Day. On Tour Day they will be $40. They are available for purchase at the following shops in downtown Spring Lake: Kate & Company, Camel’s Eye and J. Mclaughlin. Reservations for tour can be made by calling Dorothy Lau at 732-974-1476 or email her at email@example.com. Tickets will also be available on the day of the tour at the Spring Lake Train Station, Warren Avenue, where coffee will be served from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. We look forward to seeing you at the House Tour. It is suggested that you start your day early so you have time to see everything. 50/50 Chances at $10 each will also be available the day of the tour at the Railroad Station. Drawing will be held at 3 p.m. at the Ocean House, Sussex and 1st Avenues. Winner need not be present. Proceeds will benefit the Historical Society’s Museum Activities. For further information about the tour contact Dorothy Lau at 732-974-1476 or info@ springlakehistoricalsociety.org
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CLASSIFIEDS For Rent
Furnished Home - To share in Holiday City. $750/month - utilities, cable/internet included. You get private bedroom and bathroom. Security required. Female preferred. 732-977-7321. (23)
Silver Ridge Clubhouse Flea Market first Thursday of every month. For more info call 848-251-3329. (t/n)
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Micromedia looking for a high-energy account rep to sell print and online advertising in Ocean County. Competitive base, bonuses & company benefits. Successful applicant should possess good communication skills & a desire to grow with the company. E-Mail resumes to jallentoff@jersey shoreonline.com. EOE. (t/n)
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Items Wanted $$$ WANTED TO BUY $$$ Jewelry and watches, costume jewelry, sterling silver, silverplate, medals, military items, antiques, musical instruments, pottery, fine art, photographs, paintings, statues, old coins, vintage toys and dolls, rugs, old pens and postcards, clocks, furniture, bric-a-brac, select china and crystal patterns. Cash paid. Over 35 years experience. Call Gary Struncius. 732-364-7580. (t/n) COSTUME/ESTATE JEWELRY Looking to buy costume/estate jewelry, old rosaries and religious medals, all watches and any type of sterling silver, bowls, flatware candlesticks or jewelry. Same day house calls and cash on the spot. 5 percent more with this AD. Call Peggy at 732-581-5225. (t/n) WE BUY USED CARS - Any condition, any make, any year. We also specialize in buying Classic Porshe, Mercedes and Jaguar running or not, DEAD OR ALIVE. 609-598-3622. (t/n) Entire Estates Bought - Bedroom/dining sets, dressers, cedar chests, wardrobes, secretaries, pre-1950 wooden furniture, older glassware, oriental rugs, paintings, bronzes, silver, bric-abrac. Call Jason at 609-970-4806. (t/n) U s e d G u n s Wa n t e d - A l l types: collectibles, military, etc. Call 917-681-6809. (t/n) CASH, CASH, CASH! - Instant cash paid for junk cars, trucks, vans. Free removal of any metal items. Discount towing. Call Dano 732-239-3949. (t/n) CASH PAID!! - LP records, stereos, turntables, musical instruments, guitar, saxophone, cassettes, reel tapes, music related items. Come to you. 732-804-8115. (25)
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Misc. ATTENTION COLLECTORS I will find your collectables at garage and yard sales for you. Bill 732-477-7225. (23)
Experienced Landscaper - Who has experience in all areas of residential landscaping. 30-40 hours a week. No lawn cutting. Own transportation. Brick 732-678-7584. (t/n) Now Hiring Property Inspectors FT/PT in your area. Full, free training provided. msangelabove@comcast. net. 732-766-4425, Ask for Mel. (18) Certified Home Health Aides Needed for Ocean County area. Hourly and live-in positions avail. P/T and F/T. Call CCC at 732-206-1047. (t/n) PT Receptionist In Toms River To answer phones & perform clerical functions. M-F $10/hr. Send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. (22) LPN – Every Other Weekend and Per DIEM. - The Pines is looking for compassionate LPN’s to provide weekend care to residents in our skilled nursing/rehab community. Currently we have a 7-3 every other weekend position available in our skilled nursing area. Minimum 1-2 years’ experience required as well as experience with EMR. Competitive starting rate. For immediate consideration, apply to: The Pines, 509 Route 530, Whiting, NJ 08759, 732-849-2047 or email resume to email@example.com. EOE. (23) HHA/CNA - PRIVATE (with or without) active license. Toms River. Adult male care for weekends, Fri. Sat. Sun. 7-9 a.m. and 7-8 p.m. (9 hrs). Must be reliable. $13. hr to start. Cell 941-726-4360. (23) Barber Wanted - PT/FT. Call Victor 732-270-6464. (22) Local Fine Lady - For occasional work in home: ironing, cooking, sewing, cleaning, serving, etc. $11/ hr. Mantoloking 201-960-0222, 732-899-3661. (22) Help Wanted - The Borough of Lakehurst is seeking certified lifeguards for positions at Lake Horicon beginning June 13, 2018. Applicants must possess lifeguard/Red Cross certification/lakefront certification and be over eighteen years of age. Salary: $11 per hour. For application contact: Municipal Clerk Bernadette Dugan at 5 Union Avenue, Lakehurst, NJ 08733. For additional information, please call 732-657-4141. EOE. (23) The Goddard School on Route 70 in Toms River - Is hiring for multiple full time and part time positions! We provide a warm, loving environment for children ages from 6 weeks to 6 years. We are looking for fun, energetic teachers. Must be available Monday through Friday, between the hours of 6:30am-6pm. Looking to hire immediately. Salary based on experience. Benefits include Paid time off, 401K, and paid lunch on Fridays. To learn more about our available positions or to set up an interview call 732363-5530 or email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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And All That Jazz
MONMOUTH COUNTY – On June 10, 9:30 a.m.–6 p.m., join us for Sunday Brunch at the world famous Cotton Club and enjoy a live gospel music show. The cornerstone of the Jazz Age and the Harlem Renaissance, The Cotton Club fi rst opened in 1923 and helped launch the careers of legendary greats such as Lena Horne, Dorothy Dandridge, Duke Ellington and Cab Callaway. After the show we’ll head to The National Jazz Museum dedicated to the preservation and celebration of Harlem’s jazz history.
We’ll participate in an educational program to explore the rich cultural and musical history of Harlem, listen to classic recordings and watch historic videos. The cost for Museum Members is $145; Non-Members, $155.00 You can purchase tickets at monmouthmuseum.org/programs-events/bus-trips/ or mail check to The Monmouth Museum PO Box 359, Lincroft, NJ 07738 If you have any questions or would like to order a ticket, please call Lenora Miller at 732-224-1992, email@example.com.
CNHS Senior Selected For Award
COLTS NECK – Caroline Osborne, a senior at Colts Neck High School, won one of the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association’s Student Leadership Scholarship Awards. The Student Leadership Award looks
at the recipient’s demonstrated leadership in co-curricular activities other than athletics. Caroline received a $2,000 scholarship as an award winner. She will attend Rutgers University in the fall and major in cellular biology.
Arson Awareness Week
HOWELL – The week of May 9 was arson awareness week. The theme for this year was “Reducing arson at vacant and abandoned buildings”. As reported by the United States Fire Administration, “About 23,800 vacant residential building fire are reported each
year and cause an estimated 75 deaths, 200 injuries and $785 million in property loss.” We can all take a part in prevention. For more information please contact the Howell Township Fire bureau at 732-938-4500 extension 2900.
The Board of Directors of Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey (a nonprofit organization) will conduct a public meeting on May 30, 2018 for the purpose of soliciting ideas for projects for a proposal to be submitted to the Monmouth County Community Development Program for funding. The meeting will be held at the local office at 61 Georgia Road Room 116, Freehold, NJ 07728 at 9:30 a.m. The public is invited to attend and participate. If you wish to attend and require a sign language interpreter (voice, TTD, and ITY, you can contact Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey by calling 732-876-3900.
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AROUND THE JERSEY SHORE Center Players Presents An Evening With Uncle Floyd
FREEHOLD – Center Players Dessert Theater is pleased to welcome New Jersey comedy icon “Uncle” Floyd Vivino on Saturday, June 9 at Center Playhouse, 35 South St, in downtown Freehold. He will perform shows at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Uncle Floyd is best known for his television show “The Uncle Floyd Show” which became a cult favorite of David Bowie who wrote the song “Slip Away” as a tribute to the show. Bowie claimed to have heard of the show through John Lennon. Uncle Floyd has appeared in numerous television shows as well as movies throughout his long career, and appears regularly at events throughout the tristate area. The family-friendly show will feature Uncle Floyd singing classic songs from his unique songbook and entertaining the crowd with his musings. Opening the show will be Manalapan humorist Randi Lupo, who performs at come-
dy clubs in New York and New Jersey Her one woman show, “Sometimes I’m Ok” is currently being presented to sold-out crowds. Tickets are priced at $25 and are available online at centerplayers.org or by calling 732-462-9093. Center Players will round out its successful 2017-18 season with a production of Dinner with Friends, written by Donald Marguiles and directed by Leslie Hochman, running July 27-August 26. Celebrating its 17th season at Center Playhouse, Center Players Dessert Theater is a respected, award-winning organization, presenting high quality, engaging productions. In addition to their signature plays, the group also sponsors free play reading events and offers dinner and theater packages with several local restaurants. Center Players was founded in 1996, gained status as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization and established a permanent presence in historic downtown Freehold.
Asbury Park Beach Bonfire
ASBURY PARK – Every weekend through late spring and the summer, Asbury Park will be having a bonfire open to anyone who wants to come. All you need is a blanket or some chairs, and you’re set! There’s no better way to cool down after a long day in the sun.
Bring a group of friends or your whole family for a soothing night out on the shore. Exact locations will alternate between Third, Fifth, First, and Sunset Avenue Beach. Join us on May 25 at 7 p.m. for a bonfire! Admission is free.
Basie Summer Jazz Fest
RED BANK – This festival at Red Bank’s Count Basie Theater features seven jazz artists split up in two separate days, June 2-3. With performances lasting into the night, this makes for a perfect nighttime event for couples and groups of friends alike. Delve into the smooth sounds of jazz on
a warm summer night. Grab dinner from one of the many local restaurants before the performances to make for an even more fulfilling evening. Tickets vary in price depending on seating and performances. For more information, call732-842-9000.
LINCROFT – George the Magician will be performing at the Monmouth Museum on June 15 from 6 – 7 p.m. Various acts include a puppet show, a magic show, a bubble show, a snow storm, and a giveaway!
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RED BANK – After a monumental return to television in 2018, American Idol announces it’s taking the show on the road with the American Idol Live! 2018 tour, spanning three months this summer. The shows will feature this season’s talented Top 7 finalists: Cade Foehner, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Catie Turner, Gabby Barrett, Jurnee, Maddie Poppe and Michael J. Woodard with special guest, Season 8 American Idol winner, Kris Allen. The 40 plus city tour will kick off on Wednesday, July 11 in Redding, CA and wrap on Sunday, September 16 in Washington, DC. Tickets go on sale to the public beginning Friday, May 11 at 10 a.m. local time, including tickets for a show slated at Red Bank’s historic Count Basie Theatre on Friday, September 14.
Joining the tour on select dates is In Real Life, winner of ABC’s 2017 summer reality competition show Boy Band. In Real Life has released three singles: “Eyes Closed,” their current top 40 hit, “Tattoo (How ‘Bout You)” and “How Badly,” marking their first foray into singing in Spanish. M VIP packages will be available through VIPNation.com giving fans the chance to purchase prime seats and meet and greets with the cast. Produced by Faculty Productions in conjunction with CORE Media Group, American Idol Live! gives fans the unique opportunity to be up close and personal with this season’s Top 7 finalists, including this year’s newly crowned Idol, and brings your favorite television competition directly to you in performances you can’t miss.
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HOWELL – Join the 9th Annual Race to Educate Family Fun Color Run presented by the Howell Township Education Foundation and the Howell Township Education Association on May 19. The race will be held at Howell Township Middle School South, 220 Ramtown Greenville Rd. Pre-registration is $25 and includes a t-shirt,
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Omarr’s Astrological Forecast For the week of May 19 - May 25
By Jeraldine Saunders
ARIES (Mar 21-Apr. 19): The first half of the week is a poor time to launch crucial projects as there could be unexpected changes to your plans. It might be best to consider your future financial needs and lay the groundwork for stability. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Develop an archive of accurate assumptions. You and a special someone share the same tastes and passions. You can take this to a logical conclusion in the week ahead when there is time for private, intimate moments. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You deserve to only have the best and highest. Maybe you will need to be patient or to economize to gratify your desires as the week unfolds, but you will find it worth every penny and the wait in the long run. CANCER (June 21-July 22): You may be in a negative frame of mind about job or career prospects. Rather than making impulsive changes in the week ahead, in the hopes that they will change your luck, focus on being reliable and steady. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): It is wise to be discreet about a financial matter or career objective. Office politics can be tricky to handle as this week unfolds, so remain inconspicuous. Use good business sense to handle unexpected changes in plan. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Remember that good fences make good neighbors. In the week to come you may be challenged to defend your territory so it is wise to offer well-defined limits. Being too inquisitive or intrusive could stir up animosity.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In the week to come you may find it difficult to predict how others may react to your ideas. Wait a few days before you exert persuasive tactics. Your energies could easily get scattered if you are subjected to repeated interruptions. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): The week ahead can offer you opportunities to explore your creative side. Use your vision and foresight to plan a better financial future. You might even recognize money making potential in a hobby or sideline. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Temper friendliness with common sense. Not everyone who gives you advice will be reliable in the week ahead. You must remain respectful of the rights of others especially if personal possessions are involved. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): “Push and shove” tactics can cause you to lose traction in the week ahead. Be considerate and gentle with people who are unpredictable. You may be too greedy for your own good or succumb to wishful thinking. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You can’t ignore any doubts and concerns that haunt you. Although you might not have the funds to buy your heart’s desire, or may find there are strings attached, you could receive a boost in pay later in the week. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You could be torn two ways. As this week begins you may be suspicion and distrustful about a financial matter on one hand. On the other hand, your generous nature is willing to give others the benefit of the doubt.
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wolfgang puck’s kitchen Take Mom On A Healthy Trip To Italy Without Leaving The House By Wolfgang Puck ITALIAN STRATA WITH TOMATOES, BELL PEPPER, AND SWISS CHEESE Serves 8 1/2 pound (250 g) stale country-style whole wheat or multigrain bread 1 garlic clove, halved Olive oil-flavored nonstick cooking spray 1 cup (250 mL) fi nely shredded reduced-fat Swiss cheese 1 large red bell pepper, roasted, peeled, seed -ed and torn into thin strips (or the equivalent water-packed bottled roasted red bell pepper) 2 large ripe tomatoes, cored and thinly sliced 3 large eggs 3 large egg whites 2 cups (500 mL) buttermilk 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper Fresh basil leaves, cut into thin julienne strips, for garnish Preheat the oven to 350 F (175 C). With a sharp bread knife, cut the bread into slices 3/4 inch (2 cm) thick. Rub one or both
sides of each bread slice with the cut sides of the garlic clove halves, using more or less depending on how garlicky you want the strata to be. Then, cut the bread into 3/4-inch (2-cm) cubes. Lightly coat the inside of a 12-by-10-inch (30-by-25-cm) baking dish, gratin dish, or a heavy nonstick 10-inch (25-cm) skillet with the nonstick cooking spray. Spread the bread cubes in the dish in a single, even layer. Evenly sprinkle half of the cheese over the bread. Evenly layer the bell pepper strips and tomato slices on top, and then sprinkle the remaining cheese evenly over the peppers and tomatoes. Put the eggs and egg whites in a mixing bowl, and beat them lightly with a fork. Add the buttermilk, red pepper flakes, oregano, and salt and pepper to taste, and beat until thoroughly combined. Pour the egg mixture evenly over the ingredients in the baking dish. Bake the strata until it looks slightly puffed up and the top is golden brown, 45 minutes to an hour. Remove the dish from the oven, and let it set at room temperature for at least 10 minutes before using a large serving spoon to scoop it onto individual serving plates. Garnish with fresh basil, if you like.
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