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By Kimberly Bosco HOWELL – Howell’s homeless encampment held an open house for those looking to see what Destiny’s Bridge is all about. Individuals could show up for a meet and greet and get a tour of the camp, located at 5998 Route 9 in Howell Township. What Destiny’s Bridge does, according to camp leader Minister Steve Brigham, is provide “all the basic necessities” for those who might not necessarily have access to them. Services such as housing, food, and company can be provided by the community at the encampment. Currently, the camp hosts 12 individuals. Brigham noted that, as the land they reside on is ow ned by Howell –Photo courtesy Destiny’s Bridge Township, the There was a good turnout for the open house held on June 9 at the encampment. township has imposed a cap of 15 people allowed to live on the land. So, they have an intake process. The encampment houses

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Howell Primary Election Results By Kimberly Bosco HOWELL – The results are in. The vote count for the June 5, 2018 Primary Election for the Republican Howell Township Council members is: • Pamela Richmond: 1,573 votes • Thomas Russo: 1,599 votes • Robert Walsh: 1,520 The vote count was split fairly even-

ly among the three candidates, Richmond with 33.23 percent, Russo with 33.78 percent, and Walsh with 32.11 percent of the total 4,733 Republican votes. Only .87 percent of votes, or 41 votes, were write-ins. For the Democrats: • John Bonevich: 1,400 votes • Kristal Dias: 1,418 votes

Paul Dorato: 1,388 The vote count for the Democrats showed similar results; Bonevich with 33.24 percent, Dias with 33.67 percent, and Dorato with 32.95 percent of the total 4,212 votes. A very small .14 percent, or 6 votes, was write-ins.

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Halls Mill & Elton-Adelphia Roads To See Changes By Kimberly Bosco HOWELL – Residents might see some movement in the improvement projects to Halls Mill Road and Elton-Adelphia Road in Howell Township this fall. This county project has been in the works since the 1980s, according to project manager for T&M Associates, Peter Drinkwater. With the improvements, residents will see better driver and pedestrian safety within the project limits, better traffic circulation, and replacements to obsolete infrastructures that are “in a state of disrepair,” he added. Monmouth County is proposing safety improvements, including realignment and roadway widening, to approximately 1.94 miles of Halls Mill Road, Elton-Adelphia Road and Edinburgh Drive along with replacement of bridges F-29, F-30 and F-59 within the project limits. “The main focus of the project is going to be Halls Mills Road itself,” said Drinkwater. Halls Mill is currently a narrow roadway with no shoulders and lots of curves, which can create sight-distance issues. “Some of the sections do not meet the design speed of 55 miles per hour, there are some areas that are supposed to go only 25 miles per hour,” he said, noting a major concern with the speed variability. Between 2013 and 2015, there have been 94 crashes on the project part of the roadway, making the roadway double the average crash rate compared to the statewide average, said Drinkwater. Also, Hall Mills Road will be realigned with Edinburgh Drive. The goal here is to “realign the road so it creates a four-leg intersection with Edinburgh Drive.” The project roadways will be widened to support two-way traffic in each (Roads - See Page 4)

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Continued From Page 1 tents that are 14 x 10 feet, and 7 feet tall. These are covered in a sort of plastic encasement that helps to hold in the heat, similar to that of a greenhouse, said Brigham. The camp is also outfitted with various propane heaters, called Buddy Heaters, that provide a heat source for the residents and are equipped with safety measures such as automatic shutdown when overturned. While only 15 individuals max are allowed to reside on the property, the camp welcomes people from all over to stop by for a meal or some warmth. Brigham explained that there are other homeless individuals not living with the encampment, who are sleeping in Walmart parking lots or in nearby wooded areas that are able to stop by for assistance. Approximately 20 people took advantage of the open house. Brigham used to work with a tent city in Lakewood Township that hosted 120 people. Compared to this, Destiny’s Bridge is quite small; however it has its unique perks. According to Brigham, the camp is the only government supported and approved camp in the northeast. While the township does not support the group financially, they have provided the land at Block 71, Lot 21, for the homeless to use for the past year. Back in May 2018, Howell Township officials passed a resolution that would authorize the sale of this land. It was expected to go out to bid by the end of May for $1,355,000.

However, since this time, township officials “We have been hoping to find something,” have noted that there will be an auction for said Brigham about relocation. However, the property on June 20. township officials claim that there is nowhere Over the past month, township man- that they can move them. age r Br ia n He remarked Geog hega n that he is very noted that the grateful for the township has cooperation seen several of the towninterested ship with the parties. homeless com“The auction munity here in has not yet Howell in protaken place, vided the land so there has for their use. been no sucThe tow ncessful bidship has also der and no negotiated a opportunity stipulation that for the Towngoes along with ship to negothe sale of the tiate a sale property, that ag re e me nt. the buyer must Assuming be responsible the property for the relosells at auccation of the tion, I anticihomeless compate discussmunity. ing a number “The townof topics with ship put a –Photo courtesy Destiny’s Bridge clause in the the successf u l b i d d e r, Howell’s homeless encampment Destiny’s Bridge is bid contract that including the located at 5998 Route 9. ‘the buyer has homeless enthe responsibilicampment and ty to relocate the the type of relocation efforts that will occur,” homeless’ so we need to see what that looks said Geoghegan. like before we can make any concrete plans,” said Brigham. While this is the current case, Brigham explained that they are unsure of what that “relocation” really entails. “Also, Destiny’s Bridge covers all the insurance cost for the encampment, and they need a 30-day notice before cancellation. We are in an awkward position until the buyer gives us the plan of relocation,” he added. As of now, the encampment is keeping on with their day to day activities, hoping to raise awareness and bring in donations to help support their lifestyle. The impending relocation is “a big mental burden” on the community, said Brigham. The open house was meant to introduce more people to the camp and what they can offer. Brigham explained that he wants to help those individuals that might “fall through the cracks” or that might not have any family to fall back on when times are hard. The encampment has proved to be a win/win situation for all involved, said Brigham. The township has no liability as Destiny’s Bridge covers their own insurance, and they are helping the homeless community, all the while “centralizing the need.” “We’re hoping to showcase that this [housing situation] could work,” elsewhere, he said. For now, Destiny’s Bridge must wait until bid day to make any officials moves towards relocation. “We can’t tell what we’re going to do,” said Brigham.

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Continued From Page 1 direction, according to Drinkwater. Halls Mill and Edinburgh will be widened to 68 feet, including 14-foot outside lanes for bikes and a 16-foot wide grass median. The Elton-Adelphia roadway will be 62 feet wide, with 14-foot outside lanes. All of the traffic signals within the project limits will be replaced, including the signal at Halls Mill and Elton-Adelphia intersection, as it is currently evaluated at a “Level F,” which is the worst ranking from Level A to F. “The roadway itself operates at a level of service E,” he said. New traffic signals will be placed at: • Edinburgh Drive and Route 9 • Halls Mill Road & Elton-Adelphia Road new intersections with Edinburgh Drive • Halls Mill Road and Three Brooks Road Each of the bridges F-29, F-30 and F-59, are defined as “functionally obsolete with low structural ratings.” All three bridges fall below the federally required ranking of 80 (or above), which necessitates repair. Drinkwater noted that all three bridges will be replaced. Other improvements, according to T&M’s presentation at the public hearing, include: • Left-turn lanes at intersections • Sidewalk connectivity at Elton-Adelphia and enhanced lighting

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Spyglass Hill Road cul-de-sac Fully reconstructed pavement Signing and striping pavement Utility and pole relocations Drainage upgrades via NJDEP requirements.

The Timeline Drinkwater explained that the timeline for this project began in the 1980s when Freehold Township was looking into the realignment of Halls Mills Road. This was then taken on by the county. In 2007, residents saw the fi rst public outreach for the project, which proved to be very expensive, so the county reached out for federal funding. “As part of that federal funding process, we had to follow the National Environmental Policy Act, or the NEPA, process, which included an environmental assessment,” said Drinkwater. In 2009, an environmental assessment was performed, which found no significant impact as of 2012. In 2011, the county held a public hearing which discussed the environmental assessment. By 2015, T&M Associates had begun the fi nal project design, which was sent to the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, and approved in April of 2017. Drinkwater said that they are anticipating the final design submission to the New Jersey Department of Transportation by summer 2018. Construction is slated to receive federal authorization by fall 2018.

Children’s Services At The Monmouth County Library

MONMOUTH COU NTY – Did you know that the Monmouth County Library offers more than just story times for children? We offer children’s DVDs at all of our branches; downloadable magazines for children available through our new offering, Flipster; and digital resources to help children do their homework and other projects for school. We offer special programs such as LEGO Clubs, crafts, Read to a Therapy dog, and plenty more. The stor y times are pretty special, too, as we customize them for babies u n d e r a g e t wo (s i b l i n g s a r e w e l come), for toddlers, pre-kindergarten kids, and family groups. Each of our branches has a child ren’s librar ian, and you can f ind a schedule of activities on our website under Children. We h ave m a ny on l i ne d at a b a s e s for children that can be used in the librar y or f rom home (with a valid librar y card). These include the DK Eyewitness books, Facts on File with reference material covering histor y, s c ie n c e , h e a lt h , l it e r a t u r e a n d a n atlas, Tumblebooks with read-along picture books, and Searchasaurus with m aga z i ne a r t icle s, d ict ion a r y, a nd

encyclopedia. Kids can also learn a world language using Kidspeak for 6-year-olds and up; eleven languages are taught through animations, puzzles and songs. Children’s eBooks and audiobooks can be downloaded from our Librar y on the Go to a tablet or eReader. They a re available w it h a valid resident librar y card. Several of our libraries have Early Literacy Stations that offer an all-inone touchscreen computer intended for children ages 2 to 8. These stations are not connected to the Inter net so this offers a safe and secure lear ning environment for your child. You can f ind them at the Librar y’s Headquarters in Manalapan, Easter n Branch in Shrewsbur y, Hazlet Township, Ocean To w n s h i p , M a r l b o r o a n d H o w e l l branches. You can always f ind something exciting for your children and yourself at the Librar y. Check out our website and call your local branch for more information. Come to the Monmouth County Librar y for books, eBooks, electronic magazines, research tools and f u n! You can f ind it all at the Librar y!

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Film Fest Success: LBI Celebrates End Of 10th Annual Festival Peace of Mind and Heart Before, During and Beyond Timothy E. Ryan Owner/Senior Director N.J. Lic. No. 3103

Serving Ocean County for Over 50 Years “I have always believed that funeral service was a vocation and not simply a career.” - Tim Ryan –Photo by Kimberly Bosco Students Kieran Sherry and Will Vinsko won the student film award for their film “Pick Again.” There was a full house at the restaurant for By Kimberly Bosco SHIP BOTTOM – The Lighthouse Interna- the ceremony, held at Joe Pop’s Shore Bar & tional Film Festival (LIFF) brought its 10th Restaurant in Ship Bottom, where film buffs and annual season to a close with an after party and producers rubbed elbows and LIFF members awards ceremony on June 10, the final day of and volunteers mingled with locals. Outside of its members, the LIFF has a whole the four-day festival. This year’s festival was a great success, accord- host of volunteers who tackle various tasks to ing to LIFF Executive Director Eric Johnson. make the event possible. It is a collective effort Johnson will be stepping down as executive on behalf of the members, volunteers, and director, a position to be taken over by the cur- caring community that bring the festival to life rent deputy executive director, Amir Bogen, for each year. “They [LIFF volunteers] have given their time next year’s event. “I think the festival went great this year, there and dedication…we could not do it without our was a fantastic turnout,” said Johnson. “Up and community who have donated everything from down the island, we saw turnouts for not just paper goods to fliers, to the food we’re eating the crowd-pleasing films, but the avant-garde tonight,” said Christine Rooney, Managing films, the challenging documentaries, and the Director of the LIFF. Food was donated from local business such shorts program as well as our new storytellers’ as Incredibowls and the Philly Pretzel Factory episodic category.” Even for the new genres, such as the episodic while the space was donated by Joe Pop’s for features, there was a positive audience response, the private event. The first two awards given were the non-film according to Johnson. “It’s just another great way of storytelling, and awards. “These are a couple awards that the festival other great content,” he added regarding the holds dear because they are supporters of the episodic category. Johnson noted that it is always a good idea to festival…that are integral to making the festival expand the content in the festival, which this year happen,” said Johnson. These include the Community Service Award included a new virtual reality section as well as which was given to the Long Beach Island the storytellers genre. A favorite of LIFF volunteer Rafael was the Foundation of the Arts and Sciences. The LBI closing night film, one of the four headliners, Foundation partners with LIFF to host events. “Anote’s Ark.” This documentary showcased The other award was the Pat Dengler Volunteer Kiribati, a low-lying pacific island that faces de- of the Year Award, awarded to Kelly Travis, one struction from sea-level rise and climate change. of the special events coordinators of the festival. The awards for each category in the festival The films covered a host of topics, from challenging issues such as climate change, to follow: behind the scenes stories of the Dallas Cowboy • Best HS Student Film: “Pick Again,” by Kieran Sherry and Will Vinsko Cheerleaders, to a daughter’s quest to find her • Storytellers Audience Award: a tie between father on our very own Long Beach Island. “Unspeakable,” director Milena Govich The festival also gives students a chance to and “Adventure Capital,” co-directors showcase their work, and an opportunity to Everett Glovier and Zach Myers join the film world at an early age. The winning student film was, ironically, centered on a group • Grand Award Storytellers: “Lost Kings,” Director Terrance Smalls of boys trying to make a film for a film festival • Special Jury Award Screenwriting Narthat can’t find the right topic. rative Short: “Still Water Runs Deep,” One LIFF volunteer noted that the filmmakers Director Abbesi Akhanie or directors from Manhattan, New York are considered local because the festival attracts • Grand Jury Award Narrative Short Film: those from foreign countries as well. (Film - See Page 7)

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OPINIONS & COMMENTARY F EATURED L ETTER Hope For Safer Gun Laws Tragically, it is an irrefutable fact that America has a growing gun violence problem. Despite the unending string of school shootings, Congress refuses to take bold action. Rather, our elected officials choose to merely mourn the victims and rearrange the deck chairs. It surely does not take a team of scientists to determine that several root causes of this grave problem are the proliferation of guns and mental illness. It is also quite evident that Congress’s inaction is directly related to the influence of the well-financed gun lobby. Without a doubt, common sense laws w ill help keep weapons out of the hands of criminal

and other irresponsible persons. For star ters, Congress should enact a comprehensive background check law with no exceptions for gun shows or third party sales. Additionally, Congress should ban bump stocks and launch a thorough CDC study of gun violence. Fortunately, our state currently has fairly robust gun laws in place. However, there is always room for improvement. Encourage your state senator to pass the measures currently being discussed in Trenton. For a safer New Jersey, let’s strive to have the most restrictive gun laws in the nation. Luke Stango Jackson


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Letters To The Editor Volunteering Creates A Rich School Environment It’s the time of year when kids are starting to think about summer, teachers can’t wait to be done, and Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) Executive Board members can taste the sweet relief associated with the last day of school. For me, the end of this school year is bittersweet. I will complete my service as PTO co-president after four long years. I’ll admit, I’ve dreamed about this day and so has my family, who bear the brunt of all the long hours, weekend planning, and non-stop fundraisers. I have one monthly board meeting left until I rotate off into parental obsolescence and join the masses who have no worldly school obligations beyond getting their kids to and from school each day. Now that my “job” is done, do I just pretend to be anonymous? Do I get to stop volunteering, showing up for events, donating money, socializing with parents, checking Facebook and the Remind system continuously to ensure I’m not missing something? This is where the rubber meets the road. We have a saying here at our PTO, “Before you complain, try volunteering.” If your school is anything like ours, there is a very small core group of parents and volunteers who show up for everything while the other 85 percent of parents send in money but don’t volunteer. Now I’m not complaining that they send in money and support our fundraisers. Trust me when I say we could not operate without their financial support. However, the number one excuse I’ve heard over the past seven years regarding why parents don’t volunteer is this: I work full-time. Really? So does the majority of our executive board and most of our volunteers, and yet we dedicate ourselves tirelessly to the children and the school. We come out in rain, snow, and heat so hot that you’re dripping the moment you walk into the

Letters To The Editor non-air-conditioned school. of the PTO and its sub-comDespite others’ lack of enthusiasm that matched mine, I kept chugging along these past few years, always secure in the knowledge that all our PTO did was for the children, and I still believe that with all my heart. Knowing that I’m helping to create a safe, happy, innovative environment for my children as they pass through elementary school is the No. 1 mission. Seven years ago, when my daughter began at school, I thought “I can use my professional business skills to help the PTO.” But as I reflect now, I realize, what I have learned in working with some amazing women and men are lifelong skills I’ll carry with me back into my professional life. I’ve earned stripes and grey hairs and more than a few battle scars in my endeavor to help the school. Volunteering is not that different from our “real lives” in the sense that we make choices, we commit ourselves to causes, and we beam with pride when it goes our way and lick our wounds when it doesn’t. So to all the parents out there who think they’re too busy, don’t want to “get involved in the politics” or are indifferent to becoming a school volunteer, I ask you this question: imagine what would be possible for your child, if you did? Now imagine what the landscape would look like if there was no PTO, no volunteers, no caring parents willing to show up at 7 a.m. on a Saturday or stay until 9 p.m. on a Sunday night to make life a little sweeter for the kids. Financially, the difference is this: you would be asked to contribute hundreds of dollars (or more) over the course of the school year toward assembly programs, operating costs, and all the parties, gifts, and food the PTO provides by running its fundraisers. As annoying as all those colored flyers may be, pulling out your checkbook is worse. Has your child ever complained they didn’t get an end of year gift, there was no yearbook this year, or that book fair was cancelled? All this and more would be impossible without the work

mittees. How much of a challenge would it be for you to volunteer twice throughout the course of a school year? Please, envision a school in which every parent does this. The ripple effect would be immediately noticeable in major and minor ways including the sense of pride the parent and child felt because of volunteering, the relationships that begin to form with teachers and staff, the familiarity parents begin to feel in working with PTO members and upon entering the school to smiling faces and hugs versus a request for ID, the pride they exhibit towards one another as part of the membership and on and on it goes. So, the next time someone from your school asks if you can volunteer, give them a different answer and commit yourself to taking a different path next year as you mentor your child about the benefits of volunteerism in society a lesson they’ll be sure to carry with them into their own adult lives. This is a call to action for parents throughout the United States: volunteering works, but you first have to show up.

MacArthur Doesn’t Advocate For Seniors

Holiday City South homeowners: I would like to specifically address the people who have made the move to Holiday City South in the past five years. I welcome you all. In my opinion this is the best overall senior community in this area and with your help and involvement, it will stay that way. If you have a complaint or comment, let your trustees know. This will make this community a better place to live. The future of Holiday City South belongs to you. I am a candidate in the trustee election on June 20. I would like to be re-elected for a second term. I would appreciate your support.

A recent letter, “MacArthur advocates for seniors” made statements that were vague and left out information that contradicts the statement. Before Obamacare, women were charged more, there were no caps on lifetime limits, seniors were faced with the “donut hole,” individuals with pre-existing conditions couldn’t get insurance or it was terribly expensive and more than twenty million people opted to enroll in Obamacare as well as other benefits from Obamacare. The MacArthur Amendment would turn back the clock and allow states to request waivers of pre-existing conditions, opting out of essential health benefits, mental health services, doctors’ services, inpatient and outpatient hospital care, prescription drug coverage and more. Even President Donald Trump described this healthcare bill with the MacArthur Amendment as “mean.” With the elimination of the individual mandate, insurance rates will increase significantly more than they would have. The irony is that everyone one of us was covered by insurance from prenatal care on, but politicians like MacArthur want to allow individuals to opt out when they feel they are healthy enough to take advantage of the system they benefited from. As far as taxes are concerned, Congressman MacArthur was the only one of the twelve Republican congressmen in New Jersey and New York to vote for the Trump tax plan. Everyone loses the personal exemption, state and local taxes are capped at $10,000, the national debt will increase hundreds of billions more each year and even Paul Ryan said he was looking to cut Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security after the tax cut to offset the increased deficit it caused. Bracket creep is the stealth hidden problem in this tax plan. Each year a bigger tax bite will come out of taxpayers’ pockets and they won’t be the wiser. Thank you, Congressman MacArthur!

Paul R. Hueck Holiday City South Trustee

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

Bill Renaming Portion Of Route 195 Clears Assembly

Capitol Comments

TRENTON - The Assembly approved legislation naming a portion of Route 195 in Howell for a state trooper who lost his life on the highway. Assemblymen Sean T. Kean and Edward H. Thomson sponsored the bill (A3749) designating State Trooper Marc K. Castellano Memorial Highway. “Trooper Castellano was

Assemblyman Sean T. Kean 30th Legislative District, Serving Howell

Capitol Comments Assemblyman Edward H. Thomson 30th Legislative District, Serving Wall


Continued From Page 5 “Atlantic City,” Director Miguel Alvarez • Short Film Special Jury Award Documentary: “Nobody Loves Me,” Director Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman • Grand Jury Award Doc Short: “Brooklynn,” Director Charles A. Mysak • Short Film Audience Award: “Head Above

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Water,” Director Eric Shahinian Doc Feature Audience Award: “Half The Picture,” Director Amy Adrion Documentary Feature Special Jury Award: “306 Hollywood,” Directors Elan Bogarin, Jonathan Bogarin Documentary Feature Grand Jury Award: “Phantom Cowboys,” Director Daniel Patrick Carbone Spotlight Audience Award Narrative:

proudly serving the people of New Jersey and doing the work he committed his life to when he was struck and killed,” said Kean (R-30th). “We remember him for his dedication to public service.” The trooper was searching for a possible armed suspect who had abandoned a car following a high-speed pursuit. He was standing on

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the shoulder of the Route 195 when he was struck by a passing motorist. “This is a fitting memorial for a young man who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty,” said Thomson. “Trooper Castellano’s devotion to the people he served will not be forgotten.” Castellano was 29 years old with two young children

“Easy,” Director Andrea Magnani Spotlight Audience Award Doc: “Daughters Of The Sexual Revolution,” Director Carra Greenberg Narrative Feature Audience Award: “Night Comes On,” Director Jordana Spiro Narrative Feature Special Jury Award: “The Fever and The Fret,” Director Cath Gulick Narrative Feature Grand Jury Award: “Night Comes On,” Director Jordana

when he was killed after just six years on the force. Following his death, his mother, Donna Setaro, embarked on a tireless campaign educating drivers about New Jersey’s Move Over Law which protects emergency workers by requiring motorists to shift lanes for police cars, fire trucks and other service vehicles.

Spiro. The festival was comprised of 6 Spotlight films, 6 Narrative films, 6 Documentary films, 5 VR (virtual reality) experiences, nearly 70 short films, 13 Storytellers episodic series, and 16 student films. Winning films were chosen by the LIFF Jury, made up of a series of experienced and seasoned writers, directors, producers, and even film teachers.

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MONMOUTH COUNTY – A County Animal Response Team (CART) is a group of volunteers and other entities, such as government agencies and the private sector, with resources and personnel to respond to animal issues in disasters. The CART is organized under each County Office of Emergency Management and is based on the principles for the Incident Command System developed by FEMA. The CART plans, collaborates, and trains with other responder entities to provide a coordinated disaster response. Monmouth County Animal Response Team’s mission is to provide community awareness of disaster planning and preparedness for the families of companion animals as well as large animal disaster preparedness; and to assist in emergency sheltering of companion animals during disasters. We operate under the direction of the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, Office of Emergency Management, and are an all-volunteer team. The team can be mobilized to provide pet friendly emergency sheltering in conjunction with general population and access and functional needs shelters. In the event of an emergency, residents and their pets should be prepared to take shelter with family and friends outside of the affected area. Information on “pet-friendly” co-shelters will be broadcasted through all available media outlets. The contact people are Christine Seminerio; CART leader; Mike Oppegaard, OEM Coordinator; and Eugene P. Hannafey, OEM Deputy Coordinator. They can be reached at 732-431-7400.

Domestic Violence Hotline MONMOUTH COU NTY – For 40 years, 180 Turning Lives Around has been dedicated to providing shelter, counseling, support, prevention, education and advocacy in Monmouth County for those affected by domestic violence and sexual violence. If you, or someone you know, is a victim of domestic violence or sexual violence, you can call the 180 Turning Lives Around Confidential Hotline at 732-264-4111 or 888-843-9262, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more information, visit In an emergency, dial 9-1-1.

2018 Kevin Labayen Memorial Benefitting The Marlboro Drug Alliance

MARLBORO – The Kevin Labayen Memorial is a 6 v 6 no contact charity Flag Football tournament with all proceeds benefitting the Marlboro Drug Alliance. Join us on June 16, 2018 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Marlboro Recreational Center Turf Field Parking Lot for the event.

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Jon Stewart At Count Basie, Raising Funds For Basie Center By Kimberly Bosco RED BANK – Come see popular comedian Jon Stewart at the Count Basie Center for the Arts on June 17 at 8 p.m.! Stewart will be taking part in an interview and an audience Q&A session. “I’m happy to appear at the Basie for a great cause – the Count Basie,” Stewart said. “The expansion going on at the center is going to keep Monmouth County the center of ‘Jersey’s premier arts communities.” Stewart is a prominent social and comedic figure, long-time host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and a New York Times best-selling author. Having been nominated 56 times for an Emmy Award, he now has a first-look deal with HBO and is an executive producer on CBS’ Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Tickets cost between $75 and $250. Customers are limited to 4 ticket purchases per household. You can purchase tickets at, 732-842-9000, or at the

Basie box office. All proceeds will benefit the Basie Center’s capital campaign project, a $26 million project that will expand the facility into a true, regional center for the arts. It will feature a Jay And Linda Grunin Arts And Education Building, a second performance venue, space for the Basie Performing Arts Academy, and upgrades to the backstage theater area. A second phase of the campaign will expand the Basie Theater’s lobby, restrooms, concessions areas, and add a new, outdoor public arts plaza. “We’re honored that Jon is lending his support to the Count Basie Center,” said Adam Philipson, President and CEO, Count Basie Center for the Arts. “Proceeds from this evening will go directly towards construction of our new center. It’s impossible to express how much this means to us. Jon’s dedication to the region, the Basie and the arts in general is invaluable.”

Asbury Park Rosé Fest ASBURY PARK – Cross & Orange presents the first annual Asbury Park Rosé Fest! Join us outside in Kennedy Park for an incredible festival celebrating the delicious versatility and diversity of summer’s favorite drink! Admission Includes: • Samples of over 20 different world class rosé wines • Cocktails made with Rosé based spirits • Complimentary hors d’oeuvres from the Cross & Orange Culinary Team • Three raff le tickets for entry in our chance auction with incredible prizes and giveaways • Live Music • Artisan Vendors • Dog Adoptions from the Monmouth County SPCA Proceeds from the event will benefit the Monmouth County SPCA. Tickets are $40 in advance or $50 the day of the event. A valid ID is required for entry. Children may be accompanied by an adult 21+. Attention vendors! Please join us for

Asbury Park’s first Rosé Fest on June 23 i n Ken nedy Park. Help us raise money for ou r f u r r y f r iends at the Monmouth County SPCA. Small businesses and artisans like you make Asbury Park the vibrant community it is today and we feel strongly about supporting our community. Let’s make Rosé Fest EPIC! The table fee is $50 plus Eventbrite fees. You may arrive two hours prior to the event begins at 12 p.m. to begin setting up your table. Your table fee will help us cover basic costs for this event. This will enable us to donate ticket proceeds to the SPCA. In addition, we ask that you consider donating a small item to our raff le so we can increase our potential donations! We’re dog lovers at Cross & Orange and want to see all our fur-babies make it to good homes. All raff le ticket proceeds will also go directly to the MCSPCA. For more infor mation about being a vendor, email cook manrestaurantg roup@g Not e ‘rose fest vendor’ in the subject.

Summer Hours Begin At HQ & Eastern Branch MONMOUTH COUNTY – Beginning June 17, on Sundays during the summer, Headquarters in Manalapan and Eastern Branch in Shrewsbury will be closed! Access to you r libr a r y is always

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Are you I-STEAM Ready? WALL – Take your I-STEAM program to the next level on June 21 from 9 a.m.4:30 p.m. at Camp Evans Park, Marconi Road in Wall Township. Makerspaces and STEAM classrooms are emerging in many schools in New Jersey. How much will they cost? What equipment should be in theses classrooms and labs? What will students be learning and why? Are they truly integrative STEAM environments where students are experiencing real world problem solving with observable and meaningful outcomes? Get answers to these questions and more as you rotate through breakout sessions to understand the several different areas of I-STEAM and makerspaces in schools; from comprehensive makerspace/I-STEAM labs, to the very basic setup in a classroom. Learn how to adapt STEM/I-STEAM courses for special education, including self-contained students and mainstreamed/inclusion students. Compare after school enrichment vs. classroom environments and how to navigate a classroom utilizing I-STEAM principles

with instructors not only certified in technology and engineering, but general education subjects. Lastly, learn how the arts are integrated in many forms, providing students the freedom to express their imagination and creativity blended with technological ingenuity. The workshop will take place at the historic Camp Evans, a for mer U.S. Army WWII Radar Lab turned National Landmark with twelve technology museums. A tour of Camp Evans will be provided by the Information Age Science History Museum and Learning Center (InfoAge) as they demonstrate t he con nect ions bet ween h istor ical inventions to our current technological world. Lear n f rom practitioners and key leadership f rom the NJ Tech nolog y Engi neer i ng Educators Association (NJTEEA) and STEM/I-STEAM specialists from NJSBA, the NJ Department of Education, the U.S. Army, the Rock and Roll Forever Fou ndation, Arts Ed NJ, Young Audiences - NJ Arts for Learning, and the Hopatcong school district.

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Thursday By The Sea: Free Summer Concerts

LONG BRANCH – Thursdays from 7-8:30 p.m. in Pier Village will be part of the City of Long Branch’s free 2018 Summer Concert Series. In case of inclement weather, concert will be held in the Long Branch Middle School, 350 Indiana Ave. and N. Bath Ave. • June 21: Motor City Revue (Motown, Rock & Soul Band) • June 28: Bob Burger Band (Classic Rock Band) • July 5: No Concert • July 12: 9 South (Party Rock Band) • July 19: The Nerds (Party Band) • July 26: So Watt (Party Band) • August 2: After the Reign (Country Band) • August 9: Jerry Garcia Celebration with Marc Muller & Friends (Grateful Dead Band) • August 16: Danny V’s 52nd Street Band (Billy Joel Cover Band) • August 23: The Doughboys (Garage Rock Band) • August 30: Brian Kirk & The Jirks with Fireworks (Jersey Shore Cover Band) For a printable concert program, visit v i s i t l o n g b r a n c h .c o m /s u m m e r - c o n cert-sched.

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County Kicks Off 2018 Summer Season

By Kimberly Bosco MANASQUAN – The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently announced the start of the 2018 summer tourism season. Joining the Freeholders on Manasquan Bea ch for t he a n nou ncement were Manasquan Mayor Ed Donovan, Paul Wolf, manager of Leggett’s Sand Bar in Manasquan, Mary Brabazon, director of Belmar Tourism and Margaret Mass, director of the Red Bank Visitor Center “Monmouth County is the perfect place to spend time or vacation in the summer and we are ready to welcome visitors,” said Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to the County’s Public Information and Tourism Division. “We have miles of beautiful beaches, a variety of parks and historic sites, events and festivals, and towns that provide excellent shopping and dining experiences.” Last year, tourism brought in $2.5 billion to the county through food, accommodations, recreation and entertainment, transportation and second homes. Last year’s tourism revenue saw an increase of $65 million, or 2.6 percent, from 2016. Monmouth County has approximately 6 million visits each year. “Nine percent of our local workforce works in tourism directly or indirectly,” said Freeholder Director Arnone. During the event, Freeholder Director Arnone announced the winners of the Monmouth County Summer Kick-off poster contest. The winners were third-graders from Manasquan Elementary School: First Place: Shuxiang Ni

Drum Circle

FREEHOLD – There is always something going on in Downtown Freehold, especially during summer 2018. Join us starting every Friday night from 7-9 p.m. and express yourself through percussion at the Downtown Freehold Performance Plaza! Drum, rattle, and dance yourself free of the daily stress. You’ll be welcomed in a fun-loving and judgement free environment. This event is facilitated by Chris Rolke. For more information, visit or email

Christ Church Food Pantry

HOWELL – Christ Church Food Pantry is open the second Saturday of the month, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Food assistance is available for the unemployed, underemployed, senior citizens, and veterans of Monmouth and Ocean counties. The church is located at 71 Oak Glen Road. For more information, call 732-938-7500.

Second Place: Patrick Priest Third Place: Ella Jackwicz Don’t miss out on some of the upcoming events in Monmouth County for summer 2018 including: • OceanFest in Long Branch: July 4 • Haskell Invitational Race Monmouth Park: July 29 • Monmouth County Fair in Freehold: July 25-29 • Ocean Township Italian Festival: August 8-12 You can find the full list of Monmouth County events at Don’t forget to use the hashtag #MonmouthSummer to share summer fun on social media!


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Visit Turkey Swamp Park This Summer By Kimberly Bosco FREEHOLD – Go camping this summer at Turkey Swamp Park on Georgia Rd. in Freehold, open for the season! T his campg rou nd has 64 wooded campsites with water and electric hookups. It also offers drinking water, a dump station, picnic tables, restrooms with showers and lau nd r y, and f ire rings for charcoal cooking and campfires. Quiet hours run from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m., so everyone is sure to get a good night’s rest. On the campground, you will also find three cabins, featuring two rooms, a double bed, two sets of bunk beds, electricity and air conditioning. Outside each cabin is a water spigot and picnic area with fire pit The cost for a tent site is $30 for county residents and $34 for non-residents; a recreational vehicle/trailer site is $36 for county residents and $40 for non-residents. The cost of a cabin is $65 a night for county residents and $75 a night for non-residents. Weekly rates are $310 for county residents and $360 for non-residents.

Turkey Swamp Park is also a part of the Monmouth County Parks Campfire Programs. Join us for Swamp Things, Buccaneer Bonf i re or Jersey Devil Hunt each Saturday throughout June and August. Or come for the free wagon rides during Memorial Day weekend! Relax by the lake or partake in some of the various activities, such as canoeing, kayaking, or renting rowboats and paddleboats. Rentals are available weekends starting Saturday, May 5 and daily starting Saturday, June 16. You can also try your hand at fishing in the lake, or picnic with the family at one of the four playgrounds in the park. If you want to reserve a spot, reservations can be made in person at the Campground Office located in the Oak Point Shelter Building in the park, through the mail or by calling 732-462-7286. Fo r m o r e i n fo r m a t io n a b ou t t h e campground, call 732-462-7286. For more information about the Monmouth County Park System, please call 732842- 40 0 0 or v isit For persons with hearing impairment, the TTY/TDD number is 711.

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FREEHOLD – The state’s summer PARCC assessment program for mathe m at ics w i l l be a d m i n ist e re d he re in-district the second week of August, 2018. All three mathematics tests (Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II) require two days of testing. Most st udents will sit for two units of testing (180 minutes) on Monday, August 6, 2018 and (90 minutes) of testing on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. August 8-9 are makeup test dates. Beginning in late May 2018, parents of impacted students (original credit par-

ticipants, individualized pupil learning opportunity participants, out-of-state transfer students new to the district, and nonpublic school st udents new to the district) will receive an email from the summer test coordinator with a registration link to a form that will need to be completed. The coordinator will get back to you in July 2018 with a room assignment, test dates, and test times. If you wish to communicate with the summer test coordinator at any time, please email A ngel ique G aut h ie r at agaut h ie r @

Fire Extinguisher Information Available

FREEHOLD – The Township of Freehold Department of Zoning & Housing Enforcement would like to share information regarding the proper use of Fire Extinguishers at en/introduction.html. The acronym, P.A.S.S. which stands for; P- Pull the pin, A- Aim, S- squeeze, and

S- Sweep is an effective way to remember the proper procedure when extinguishing fires. The preservation of life is our first priority and fire extinguishers should only be utilized to fight small controllable fires or to clear an escape path. When a fire is too large to extinguish we recommend that you escape the dwelling and call 911.

FBAC Jazz, Blues & More Concert Series

FREEHOLD – Come out to Downtown Freehold every Sunday from June 3 - August 26, 2018 for the FBAC Jazz, Blues & More Concert Series. Concerts are held from 7-9 p.m. at the Downtown Freehold Gazebo on Main Street, Freehold. For more information, call 732-333-0094.

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

Eat Bananas In The Pursuit Of Happiness By Suzy Cohen, R. Ph. Most bananas are peeled and eating within one minute. That’s according to The Guiness Book of World Records. While not officially amazing in my opinion, the most bananas peeled and eaten in one minute is 8 and was accomplished by a man named Patrick “Deep Dish” Bertoletti, a competitive eater. Because bananas have a constipating effect on your digestion, this guy was probably constipated for days, lol! Bananas have a tremendous amount of medicinal applications. For one, the peel of a banana is known as a home remedy to promote wound healing from minor burns. The actual fruit could have substantial impact on several illnesses, including depression. Last year in 2017, the crop which sells about 145 million tons of bananas (worldwide) came under attack. A deadly fungus spread through plantations, and simultaneously, bacterial disease killed some plantations in Africa. Bananas are not doomed don’t worry, and that’s a good thing if you have depression or Parkinson’s disease which are due in part to low dopamine. Dopamine is a happy brain chemical, it’s your body’s natural antidepressant. Dopamine is what makes you want to garden or golf for example, to dance, laugh and do fun hobbies. Healthy dopamine levels are critical for movement and coordination. With declining levels of dopamine, or dopamine receptor insensitivity, you could see Parkinson’s like symptoms, depression, bladder dysfunction, obesity, memory loss, sometimes attention problems and unexplained fear or anxiety spells. So where do bananas fall into this discussion? In their small way, they contribute a

chemical that helps you make dopamine! They are naturally high in an amino acid called tyrosine which is part of the dopamine chemical structure. Without tyrosine, you can’t make dopamine or thyroid hormone for that matter! Dopamine and thyroid hormone are two primary “happy” brain chemicals. So if you’re in the pursuit of happiness, go bananas! In some strange banana news, a British man was driving in Taiwan and he threw his banana peel out the car window. A Taiwanese man, who saw this act of littering, followed him and confronted him at a red light. The man said, “Littering is unethical and uncivilized behavior.” While I do agree, I don’t think I would have chased someone down over a flying banana peel. Bananas could possibly help with diabetes due to the pectin and resistant starch. Leg cramps could be soothed by the amount of potassium and magnesium in bananas. And some research suggests anti-cancer effects. I’ve written an extensive article on the health benefits of bananas and if you’d like to read that version, sign up for my free newsletter at In the meantime, here are 7 ideas to help you go bananas! 1. Just peel and eat 2. Add a banana to your smoothie 3. Make banana chocolate chip bread or muffins 4. Make banana chips with a dehydrator 5. Dip bananas into melted chocolate then freeze the pop 6. Make banana tea by boiling it in water, I have a recipe at my site. 7. For breakfast make banana nut collagen pancakes

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The Rascals Tour To Stop At RWJBarnabas Health Arena By Kimberly Bosco

TOMS RIVER – Don’t miss the legendary Felix Cavaliere and Gene Cornish, founders of The Rascals, perform at the RWJBarnabas Health Arena at Toms River North on July 21! Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees, Grammy Hall of Fame, Vocal Group Hall of Fame members and Songwriter Hall of Fame, The Rascals are coming together to perform for the first time in five years, stopping in Toms River on their tour. “I had an epiphany while performing in Hawaii last year,” Cavaliere said. “It’s not about me – it’s about the fans. It’s about the music. I spoke with Gene and he agreed that we can’t take any of this for granted anymore.” “There’s something magical that happens when we’re on stage together,” Cornish said. “We’re

going to celebrate these songs for as long as the fans allow us to and give the fans a chance to see us perform live.” Also joining Cavaliere and Cornish on the tour will be Carmine Appice, hall of fame drummer who has worked with Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Rod Stewart, Beck Bogert & Appice, Ozzy Osbourne and Pink Floyd, to name a few. “I grew up watching The Rascals on Ed Sullivan, I’m a huge fan,” Appice said. “These songs are the soundtrack to so many peoples’ lives. I’m looking forward to sharing the music with life-long Rascals fans, and to new generations of fans.” Come out to the RWJBarnabas Health Arena on July 21 for this legendary reunion! You can buy tickets beginningApril 27 at 12 p.m. on Ticketmaster. com or by calling 800-745-3000.

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HOWELL – Residents can sign up for Howell Township’s Emergency Alert System. By signing up, residents provide the system with an opportunity to get emergency messages to residents quickly and effectively if and when the need arises. This system will be used for emergency purposes only. Examples of when this system may be used are severe weather notifications, evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods, missing or endangered person alerts, crime alerts or other emergency incidents where rapid notif ication is essential. The program maintains a constantly updating database of publicly available information of land line telephone num-

bers registered in Howell Township. Since emergency events develop rapidly, it is important to provide them with a cell phone numbers and email addresses. It is important to register for this system individually. In other words, please do not create an account that includes contact modes for other family members or friends. Encourage them to create their own account. This ensures that in the event of an emergency each registered individual will have the ability to personally confi rm receiving the broadcasted alert. For help registering with this system, visit View/1266. To sign up, visit index/892807736721692#/login.

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LAKEHURST – Is it time for you to give back or pay it forward; the blessings you have received? Compassionate Care Hospice is looking for volunteers interested in taking a special journey. Hospice is about living your life with quality and dignity. You would be joining a team of professionals who with your help can make this happen. You can sit with a patient, read to a patient, give respite to an over-exhausted

caregiver. We also have office work that can make you part of the team. There are training classes provided. By joining this team you will surely be making a difference. For more information please call Kathleen O’Connell at 732-608-3965, or email One thing is for sure; you will receive back so much more than you give.

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By Michael Deem of R.C. Shea and Associates Nursing Home Abuse can take many forms. It can be intentional, visible, obvious or it can be more subtle-abuse through neglect and general lack of care on the part of nursing home staff. Abuse can be physical, emotional, financial, or even sexual. Each of these takes a heavy toll on any person, but nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect can be especially hard on the elderly -- some of the most vulnerable members of our society. Whatever form nursing home abuse takes, it is urgent that you and your loved one open a dialogue about this extraordinarily sensitive topic. Communication is necessary to end the abuse and let the healing begin. The first step in opening a dialogue is identifying suspected abuse. There are many signs of nursing home abuse that you can look for. The first sign you may notice is a change in behavior. The emotional effects that often accompany abuse can manifest as sluggishness or depression, a lack of enthusiasm for things your loved one once enjoyed, or even a loss of interest in visits. The change in attitude can be significant and sudden, or it may be subtle and prolonged. The most important thing is to be observant and notice if the change is taking place on any level. Of course, it is also possible that signs of abuse will be far more apparent. Physical signs of nursing home abuse or nursing home neglect can take the form of bruises, sores, cuts, scars, or any similar injuries. These may be from simple accidents, but if there is anything suspicious about the injury,

the problem should be addressed immediately. Suspicious signs might Michael J. Deem include a reluctance to talk about how the injury occurred or claiming not to remember the cause. Even more obvious signs are bedsores which are a common signs of nursing home neglect. They are painful and, if infected, can be potentially lethal. Statistics show that nearly 50 percent of all nursing homes are short staffed. The staff people who do work in these facilities are underpaid, overworked, and all too often overburdened, which in turn leads to elder neglect and abuse. When abuse or neglect are identified or suspected it is important to notify the authorities and contact a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer to discuss your legal rights. Document any such evidence you observe, and bring it to the attention of the local authorities and your attorney. Neglect can be just as harmful in the long run as abuse, leading to additional health problems and possibly death. Nursing home abuse isn’t limited to physical abuse; there can also be emotional, verbal, and psychological abuse, where an elder is demeaned or humiliated in other ways. If you think a loved one is the victim of Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect call the trial attorney’s at R.C. Shea & Associates for a free consultation to discuss their rights.

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Phoenix Productions Presents In the Heights

By Kimberly Bosco RED BANK – Phoenix Productions, a non-profit community theatre organization, will be presenting the Broadway musical, In the Heights, from June 22 to 24 at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank. In the Heights is a Latin-infused musical with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of the popular Broadway musical, Hamilton. It tells the story of Usnavi, a first-generation bodega owner who dreams of leaving the barrio to discover his Dominican roots, and Nina, Usnavi’s childhood friend. Nina has returned to Washington Heights from her freshman year at Stanford University after losing her academic scholarship. All of the residents of Washington Heights are on brink of change, all while the prospect of a winning lottery ticket hangs over their heads. In the Heights has been nominated for 13 Tony

Awards, winning Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Choreography, and Best Orchestrations, as well as a Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album. The cast includes Roggi Chuquimarca as Usnavi, Milena Makse as Nina, and Regene Odon as the Benny. In the Heights was produced by Mike DeVito and Jennifer Grasso, directed by Corey Rubel, musically directed by Francois Suhr, and choreographed by Alex Acevedo. In the Heights tells a captivating story about what it means to chase your dreams, cling to your roots, and celebrate the community from which you grew. Performances will be on June 22 and June 23 at 8 p.m. and June 24 at 3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Count Basie Theatre box office at 732-842-9000 or visiting

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CLASSIFIEDS For Rent Rentals – 1 BR/1BA & 2 BR/1.5BA homes. Homestead Run 55+ Community Clubhouse, Pool, Activities - Toms River. www.homesteadrun. com. Call 732-370-2300. (26) Furnished Home - 2BR. Ortley Beach. AC. Newly renovated. Rare yearly rented on island. 1 1/2 blocks to ocean. $1,500 monthly, security plus utilities. 732-793-2108. (26)

Real Estate LVW - Move in ready. Remodeled Strafford for sale by owner. $176,900. Gas heat, HW floors, maplewood cabinets. Call 646-330-7152. (25)

Mobile For Sale Mobile Home For Sale - Located at West Bay Village, Manahawkin off of Rt. 9, 1988, manufactured by Kropf, 12 X 35, 420 sq. ft., 1 BA, 1 BR with walk-in closet & extra door to bathroom, Kit/LR combo, screened porch, deck off slider in LR, private street. Needs work. Asking $1,000. Offers considered. Call 908-638-5099. (27)

For Sale FOR SALE, June 16 inside home sale - ALL MUST GO. Kitchen, bedroom, dressers, tools, etc. Make offer. Starts at 10 a.m. 11B Dove St., Manchester Township in Cedar Glen West. (26)

Yard Sale Village - wide yard sale - Saturday, June 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crestwood Village 7, Whiting. Raindate June 23. Maps of participating homes at Fernwood Clubhouse 1 Falmouth Drive. Follow balloons on mailboxes. Over 70 households. Lots of good stuff. Come find your treasure. (26)

Boat For Sale 2004 Hydrosport - 23ft walk around. Seldom used boat in good shape. Needs new engine. Asking $7,000/OBO. 732-801-1184 for information. (27)

Auto For Sale 2003 Chrysler 300M - Garaged. All recommended maintenance. Looks and runs like new. 609-339-0069. (26)

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) 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)

Items Wanted 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) Cash - Top dollar, paid for junk, cars running and nonrunning, late model salvage, cars and trucks, etc. 732-928-3713. (29) CASH PAID!! - LP records, stereos, turntables, musical instruments, guitar, saxophone, cassettes, reel tapes, music related items. Come to you. 732-804-8115. (35)

Misc. Silver Ridge Clubhouse Flea Market first Saturday of every month. For more info call 848-251-3329. (t/n) A lady from Italy, living in either Toms River or Brick - We spoke recently about you helping me with cooking, ironing, etc. I lost your telephone number. Please call Cynthia at 732-899-3661 or 201-960-0222. (26)

Help Wanted 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 EOE. (t/n) 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. (26) Bartender needed for Mantoloking From time to time. Please call 732-8993661 or 201-960-0222 Cynthia. (26) PT Church Secretary - Christ Lutheran Church, Whiting, is looking for a part time church secretary, 15 hours per week (five hours a day, on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday). The candidate must have strong computing, organizational, and verbal & written communication skills, and be familiar with desktop publishing software. Interested candidates may email their resume and a cover letter to the pastor at (27) AVIAN, LLC - is seeking a Program Analyst to handle Risk Management and execute a newly revised Risk, Issue and Opportunity (RIO) process in a NAVAIR program office. For full job description, please visit our website at www.avianllc. com. Position ID # 1543. (29) Home Health Care Company Now Hiring RN’s, LPN’s and CHHA in Ocean & Monmouth Counties! Flexible scheduling. Work in your community. Weekly pay. Career advancement. Comprehensive benefits. Call 732-505-8000 today. (t/n)

Help Wanted 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 732-363-5530 or email your resume to 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) 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) Aluminum Installer to build Sunrooms - and screenrooms in Ocean County. 5 years experience minimum. Will not train. Call Porch King 609-607-0008. (t/n)





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All Around Yard And Home Maintenance – Outdoor, indoor work done to your satisfaction. Cleaning, home repairs, yard upgrades, etc. References upon request. Very diligent. Fair estimates. Eddie Zsoka 732-608-4781. (31)

Car Service - 24/7. Doctors, shopping, airports, hospitals, cruise, shops, Atlantic City, family functions, NYC accomodations for large groups. Call for reasonable rates. Kerry 732-606-2725. (32)

Electrician - Licensed/Insured. Will do the jobs the big guys don’t want. Free estimates, senior discount. Call Bob 732608-7702. LIC #12170. (40)

Roofing Etc. - Roofing, siding, windows, gutters. Repairs and discounted new installations. Prompt service. Insured. NJ license #13HV01888400. Special spring discounts. Call Joe Wingate 551-804-7391. (27)

Computer Tutoring for Seniors – Retired, “Microsoft Certified” instructor. Very Reasonable rates. Very patient with slow learners. I’ll teach you in the comfort of your home on your computer. I can trouble shoot your slow computer! I also teach iPhone and iPad. I set up new computers at less than half the price the retailers charge. Windows 10 specialist. I can also build a beautiful small business website at a fraction of the going rates. Special Projects always welcome! Tony 732-997-8192. (t/n)

Need A Ride - Airports, cruise, A.C., doctors. Save $$$. Senior discounts. Tom. Save ad. 551-427-0227. (40) Paint Your Rooms - Fast, clean, neat. Starting at $50 per room. Exteriors, powerwashing. 609994-7507 leave message. (25)

Nor’easter Painting and Staining, LLC - Interior and exterior. Decks, powerwashing. Affordable. Senior discounts. References. No job too small. Fully insured. 732-6910123. Lic #13VH09460600. (29)


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Doggy Noses & Yoga Poses

FARMINGDALE – Fresh air, a beautiful setting, and downward facing dogs are sure to inspire and relax you! Join us as we present “Doggy Noses & Yoga Poses” at Yoga Barn NJ in Farmingdale to benefit It’s A Ruff Life Rescue on July 1 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.! You do the yoga while the pups do the cud-

Bradley Beach Lobster Festival

BRADLEY BEACH – Join in on the 8th annual Bradley Beach Lobster Festival on June 23 from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and 24 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Come enjoy great food, crafts, and vendors. Enjoy the beach, boardwalk and businesses. For more information, call 732-869-1020.

Garden Tour of Manasquan MANASQUAN – See 10 beautiful gardens on this Garden Tour of Manasquan on June 28 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tickets pre-sale at White Bliss, Painted Daisy, and Bouquets to Remember. Day of Tour tickets on sale at Gazebo at Hancock Park, Squan Plaza. Rain date is June 29. For more information, call 732-223-1819.

Spiritual Lighthouse, Center For Spiritual Living ASBURY PARK – Join the Spiritual Lighthouse, Center for Spiritual Living in Asbury Park every Sunday at 9:45 a.m. for meditation, 10 a.m. for celebration, and 10:30 a.m. for optional discussion. Come for inspiration, warmth and love. Our vision is: A Beacon of Hope for All. Our mission is: To Experience that Love is All there is and All it Takes. Join us at 806 Third Ave, Asbury Park. You may park on the street or across the street. On the first Sunday of the month we have a visioning workshop and “Minute Miracles” after the service. For more information, call Rev. Rhea Carol at 732-727-8219 or 732-771-7562, or email at

dles! Adorable, adoptable puppies and dogs will be allowed to roam freely and interact with you during this one-hour mixed level yoga class featuring Yoga Barn NJ founder and instructor Melanie Kramer-RYT200, so be prepared to get puppy kisses! Pawssport holders will also be entitled to a pass for one complimentary class at Yoga Barn NJ.

Space is limited and interest is high, so order your Pawssport today! Tickets are $35 and must be purchased online. Please note there are two different class times from which to choose. A portion of all ticket sales will be donated to It’s A Ruff Life Rescue. Please bring your own yoga mat or towel to this class, and let’s have some fun!

This is a fundraising event for the rescue, the only dogs allowed on the class floor will be the adoptables of It’s A Ruff Life. Also, due to potential canine dietary restrictions, no food or treats will be allowed on the class floor. For the privacy and comfort of the participants, spectators are not encouraged.

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By Kimberly Bosco NEW JERSEY – Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) recently completed inspections and projects meant to enhance customer service reliability throughout the 13-county service area for summer. Part of these projects included upgrading transmission and substation equipment, upgrading circuits and trimming trees along power lines. JCP&L is still performing inspections via helicopter to look for damaged wire, broken cross arms, failed insulators, and other hardware problems not easily detected from the ground. Any issues found will be addressed. Other inspections on the ground include using “thermovision” cameras to capture infrared images that can detect potential problems and identify hot spots. This allows for repairs to be made before a power outage occurs. “The heat and humidity of summer weather results in our customers using more air conditioning to stay cool,” said Jim Fakult, president of JCP&L. “By proactively inspecting and maintaining our equipment, we help ensure system reliability to meet this increased electrical load when temperatures climb and customers depend on us to stay comfortable.” Improvement projects include:

Replacing 12 – 34.5 kilovolt (kV) circuit breakers at substations in Bridgewater, Milford, Old Bridge, Robbinsville, Summit and Toms River. • Upgrading 230 kV line relay protection systems at substations in Lakewood and South River. • Replacing a 230-kV transformer at a substation in Morristown. • Upgrading a transformer bank to add capacity at a substation in Riverdale. • Replacing and installing updated equipment along 17 major circuits. JCP&L has also worked on trimming trees to maintain proper clearances around electrical systems, to help prevent tree-related outages. JCP&L’s tree contractors have trimmed about 1,300 circuit miles of power lines since January and expect to trim another 2,100 miles by year end. Tree work also includes a $3 million effort to remove dead and dying ash trees affected by the Emerald Ash Borer before they can cause damage. For updated company information, visit the 24/7 Power Center at firstenergycorp. com/outages. To help stay safe around electrical equipment while on the job, FirstEnergy offers important tips at


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Omarr’s Astrological Forecast For the week of JUNE 16 - JUNE 22 By Jeraldine Saunders

ARIES (Mar 21-Apr. 19): Keep up the pace. There will be little chance of boredom setting in as enthusiasm and drive will keep you well-suited to meeting deadlines and timetables. Don’t expect everyone to share your passion for a subject. TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): There’s no ship like friendship. You should feel honored when someone approaches you for advice or a favor because that means they trust and respect you. Be objective even when it doesn’t fit your agenda. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Following your heart could lead you astray. Use logic and reason to draw your conclusions as emotions could ultimately be your enemy today. Try to devote attention to activities that have educational value. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Put a little spring in your step. Some excess energy may make it a little easier to get motivated and get things done in the week ahead. Hold off on the urge to make changes as conditions may shift by the middle of the week. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Pay attention. Avoid miscommunication and confusion by making sure everyone is on the same page before a new project begins. Careful planning will be the key factor that decides if you achieve success or failure this week. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Contents may explode under pressure. It may be better to confide your troubles to a friend or confidant rather than keeping them bottled up inside. Look on the bright side as you may be taking things too seriously.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22.): Make it so. You are tuned in to what impresses others or makes them happy so all that is left is to do it if that is your goal. Conventional wisdom may not work when a problem requires a creative solution. SCORPIO (Oct. 23- Nov. 21): Get off to a good start. First impressions may be especially important this week so be at your best when meeting new people. Mind your manners as it may be hard to tell when being too casual is inappropriate. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Whatever floats your boat. Finish off the weekend by doing the things that you want to do, not what you have to do. You may be fascinated by things that you would normally find strange or unusual. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Some issues may fall into a gray area. It may be difficult to reach a conclusion as the facts surrounding an issue may be clouded or distorted. Hold off on making decisions until more information is available. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Find your center. Tranquility and relaxation are the keys to easing tensions and recharging your batteries for the long week ahead. Don’t worry about things today that you can put off until tomorrow. PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): Stay in your lane. Work toward the goal you set out to accomplish as distractions may conspire to derail your progress. Stick with those who share your opinions as differing points of view will create friction.


wolfgang puck’s kitchen Spring In Summer: You Can Enjoy These Irresistible Hors D’oeuvres All Year Long By Wolfgang Puck EGGPLANT AND GOAT CHEESE CRISPS Makes 24 pieces 4 or 5 medium-sized Japanese eggplants or other long, slender eggplants, 7 to 8 inches (17.5 to 20 cm) long, about 3/4 pound (375 g) total weight, left unpeeled Kosher salt Freshly ground white pepper 1/2 cup (125 mL) olive oil, plus extra as needed 6 ounces (185 g) fresh creamy goat cheese 1/4 cup (60 mL) finely chopped pitted black olives 1 cup (250 mL) all-purpose flour, plus extra as needed 3 or 4 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup (250 mL) fine fresh breadcrumbs, plus extra as needed Peanut oil or vegetable oil for deep-frying Trim the ends of the eggplants. Cut each one lengthwise into slices about 1/4 inch (6 mm) thick and 6 to 7 inches (15 to 17.5 cm) long. Select the 24 best slices, setting aside the remainder to chop up and include in a vegetable stew or other preparation. Lightly season the slices with salt and pepper. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Working in batches and taking care not to overcrowd the pan, saute the eggplant slices in a single layer until tender and lightly golden on both sides, 3 to 4 minutes total. Transfer the slices to paper towels to drain and cool, adding more oil to the pan as needed

to saute remaining slices. In a small bowl, thoroughly stir together the goat cheese and olives. Using about 1 teaspoonful for each crisp, scoop up the mixture and form 24 small balls, placing each ball near one end of a cooled eggplant slice. Carefully roll up the slice, tucking in the sides as you do to completely enclose the filling in the eggplant. Secure with a thin wooden skewer or long wooden toothpick. In a deep, heavy saucepan or an electric deep fryer, heat about 3 inches (7.5 cm) of the peanut oil to a temperature of 350 F (175 C) on a deep-frying thermometer or the deep fryer thermostat. Meanwhile, arrange the flour, eggs and breadcrumbs in separate bowls side by side near the stove or the deep fryer. When the oil is hot, one at a time, lightly coat each eggplant ball with flour, shaking off the excess; then, dip it into the egg and finally roll it in the bread crumbs to coat it evenly. As you finish coating each eggplant ball, carefully place each one in the hot oil and cook until deep golden brown, 30 seconds. (Take care not to overcrowd the oil, cooking in batches as necessary.) As each ball is done, use a metal slotted spoon or wire skimmer to remove it from the oil, transferring it to clean paper towels to drain. Arrange the eggplant crisps on a platter and serve immediately, leaving the skewers or toothpicks in if you like for easy serving as an hors d’oeuvre. Or carefully slide out the skewers or toothpicks if adding the crisps to a salad or another dish.

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Large Selection Of Fabric • Boat Upholstery Kitchen Chairs • Window Treatments • Cornices-Draperies Foam Rubber Cut to Size • FREE ESTIMATES


1177 Fischer Blvd. • Toms River • 1/2 Mile Off Hooper Ave.

The Orchards at Bartley Assisted LIving 100 N. County Line Road Jackson, NJ 08527

609-494-7880 Beach Haven Area

609-597-2676 Manahawkin Area

36 YEARS IN TOMS RIVER ... Come see our samples!

Shop-At-Home Service

20% OFF


Wide selection of fabrics to choose from! Coupon must be presented at time of order. Exp. 6/30/18.

Page 24, The Howell Times, June 16, 2018

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2018-06-16 - The Howell Times  
2018-06-16 - The Howell Times