month : 05/2016 59 results

Library Celebrates June as Horse Month

From visits from horses to free pony cart rides for children, the Monmouth County Library is celebrating the Month of the Horse in style. Since 1777, the equine has been honored by the Garden State, when the official state seal, with an image of a horse, was first adopted. Two hundred years later, the horse was officially designated the state animal. “Once again, we are thrilled to be joining the state in honoring the horse in a special way during June, “said Renee Swartz, chairperson of ...

Senator Lesniak to Present Proclamations to MCSPCA

On Wednesday, June 8th, The Monmouth County SPCA will be hosting Senator Raymond J. Lesniak to present legislative proclamations recognizing the organization and key staff members for their dedication and exemplary work in animal welfare. Senator Lesniak has been well known in animal welfare largely for his bill against the support of puppy mills. The bill prohibits pet stores from getting their stock of animals from anywhere except kennels, shelters or animal rescue organizations. In ...

The Great American Home Party Expo June 11 at the Middletown Township Public Library

The Friends of the Middletown Township Public Library  (Friends of MTPL) will host ‘The Great American Home Party Expo’ on Saturday, June 11 from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the community room of the library. The Middletown Township Public Library is located at 55 New Monmouth Road, Middletown, N.J. 07748. The event will showcase a diverse array of businesses that promote their merchandise and services through home parties. Also included are local artisans who create unique, one-of-kind ...

Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Festivals

Point Pleasant Jazz & Blues Festival Saturday, June 18 12:00pm - 8:00pm Riverfront Park, River Rd., Point Pleasant Borough, NJ Asbury Park Blues & Brews Festival Saturday, July 23 12:00pm - 8:00pm Bradley Park, 5th and Ocean Ave., Asbury Park, NJ Long Branch Jazz & Blues Festival Saturday, August 27 12:00pm - 10:00pm Great Lawn at the Boardwalk, 28 McKinley Ave., Long Branch, NJ Enjoy live performances by talented jazz and blues musicians, crafter and sponsor ...

Navy Veteran To Walk From NJ Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial to D.C. to Raise Awareness, Funds for PTSD

Mike Dowens, a Navy veteran, is kicking off a three-day walk from the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in Holmdel, NJ, to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., on June 2, 2016. Dowens suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) stemming from his time serving in the Liberia, Somalia and Haiti as a Navy search and rescue swimmer. His goal is to increase awareness about PTSD and raise money through a Go Fund Me campaign to send a veteran in need to The Refuge, a treatm...

Monmouth County Remembers Those Who Served

The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders wishes everyone a safe Memorial Day weekend and reminds residents that while most County offices will be closed on Monday in observance of the national holiday, all County parks and golf courses will be open. “This weekend, our “unofficial” kick-off to summer, we need to take the time to recognize the American spirit and honor those who have served our country,” said Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone. “We ask that everyone take a ...

Lifeguards On Duty Weekends at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park

Summer is almost here and it’s the best time of year to head over to the Monmouth County Park System’s Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, located on Ocean Avenue in Long Branch.  Lifeguards are on duty weekends starting Saturday, May 28 and daily starting Saturday, June 18.  Besides guarded swimming, the park also offers family-friendly amenities including a playground, volleyball court, snack bar and the recently renovated Skateplex.     Be sure to enjoy the park all summer long by ...

Adorable Adoptables from the Monmouth County SPCA

Hi, there friends!!! I’m a polydactyl prince! (And my name is Prince-very fitting. That means that I am an absolute sweetheart with extra digits on my feet! I have lots of toes and it looks like I’m always wearing kitten mittens!!!!! How can you resist a mush ball cat with giant paws? I’m really sweet, too. I’m kinda purrfect. I appeared one day in a local feral cat colony. A really nice woman who takes care of a bunch of stray cats found me one morning when she went to feed ...

Dr. Norman D. Hungerford to Be Honored at 41st Annual Garden Party

Monmouth County Historical Association’s 41st Annual Garden Party will be held from 5-8pm on Sunday, June 26 at a private Rumson residence. It is with pleasure that we announce that Trustee Dr. Norman D. Hungerford will be our honoree this year for his support of historic preservation throughout Monmouth County.   Norman has served on the Board of Trustees for the past 8 years and has been an active member, to say the least, of its Buildings and Grounds committee. Norman has not only had ...

Alec Baldwin and Kevin Kline to Record “Here’s The Thing” Live from Two River Theater

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces Alec Baldwin and Kevin Kline: Live from Two River Theater, a special evening of conversation recorded live for WNYC Studios’ acclaimed podcast “Here’s The Thing,” on Monday, June 20 at 8pm.    Two-time Emmy Award-winner Alec Baldwin (30 Rock, A Streetcar Named Desire, Glengarry Glen Ross, It’s Complicated) and two-time Tony Award-winner and Oscar-winner ...