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Mayor Scharfenberger Honored By Middletown Lions Club

Middletown Mayor Gerard P. Scharfenberger, Ph.D. has been honored by the Middletown Lions Club for outstanding service to the community. Mayor Scharfenberger is the proud recipient of the 2016 Spirit of Lionism Public Servant Award. The local service organization bestows the award to those who, through their personal service, professional specialties, and sacrifices of time and good deeds, improve the quality of life of those in need. The mayor was honored by the Middletown Lions Club for ...

Holmdel United Community Church Country Bazaar

By Joanne Colella Coming up in October at Holmdel United Community Church is the 85th Annual Country Bazaar, a longtime favorite community tradition, to be held this year on Saturday, October 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Enjoy a day of old-fashioned fun, delectable food, and great holiday shopping with family, friends, and neighbors. The bazaar features delicious homemade jams, pickles, preserves, relishes, salsas, baked goods, and pies, as well as unique crafts and gifts that are all ...

Volunteers Needed To Assist Victims of Domestic Violence

You can be the change you want to see in the world by joining a life-changing mission today. 180 Turning Lives Around (180), a private non-profit organization in Monmouth County, continues to provide support and advocacy to victims of domestic violence in the aftermath of a highly emotional and traumatic experience with the assistance of its dedicated response team volunteers. 180 will be conducting a 40-hour mandatory training course for new Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) volunteers ...

Caring For Your Pets Eyes

By Michele Edelmann, VMD, DACVO A French proverb states, “The eyes are the windows to the soul.” It is therefore not surprising that we connect with our pets through gazing into their eyes. Since we spend so much time looking into our pets’ eyes, ocular problems are often noticed promptly. Our pets can suffer from the same ocular conditions seen in humans – everything from corneal ulcers, uveitis, glaucoma, and masses to cataracts and more. The eyes can also be the first sign of a ...

Fair Haven’s Retired Police Chief Is New Director of Monmouth County Police Academy

After 35 years in law enforcement, Darryl Breckenridge retired as the chief of the Fair Haven Police Department, only to accept the appointment as the new Police Academy Director of the Monmouth County Police Academy. The appointment was made earlier this summer by Sheriff Shaun Golden. “There’s no one I’d rather have lead the Monmouth County Police Academy than Darryl Breckenridge,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden. “He has a wealth of experience, exceptional leadership skills, and he ...

T. Thomas Fortune House Saved

The unanimous decision reached on July 21 by the seven-member Red Bank Zoning Board to approve the proposed restoration and renovation of the T. Thomas Fortune House was met with cheerful fanfare. The Fortune Home will now become the T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center. Accompanied by experts in the fields of engineering, planning, and development, homebuilder and developer Roger Mumford of Roger Mumford Homes LLC, crossed a major hurdle in redeveloping the T. Thomas Fortune House, a National ...

Progressive Education At Voyagers’ Community School

Open the Wall Street Journal or the New York Times, visit the Huffington Post or listen to a TED Talk, and you will find yourself considering what is often referred to as a “new” or “alternative” approach in education. In fact, progressive education represents a tradition. According to Jim Nehring at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, progressive education is “the legacy of a long and proud tradition of thoughtful school practice stretching back for centuries.” At the ...

Special Election In Sea Bright September 27

By Lori Draz Sea Bright has seen its share of heated discussions in recent months. High on the list of topics has been the passing of three bond ordinances that would fund the beach pavilion, a new municipal complex, and a library/community center. There have been vocal opponents to the passing of the ordinances, which total nearly $13 million. Most are concerned about what they consider to be high costs and the lack of thorough enough research into alternatives. The group opposing the ...

Garden Club RFD Begins 76th Year

As the Garden Club RFD begins its 76th year of existence, members continue to be inspired by the eight women who, in 1941, decided to start a club to widen their knowledge and experience after participating in a church flower show.  In that first year, there were 21 charter members who took part in a Rumson flower show and garnered 11 awards; a club that also planted a Victory Garden, preserved food, landscaped the grounds of the Holmdel Health Center, and supported the Roadside Council of New ...

Holmdel Dentist Honored For Distinguished Services

The Monmouth Ocean County Dental Society (MOCDS) is a component dental society of the New Jersey Dental Association (NJDA) and American Dental Association. The president of MOCDS, with the approval of executive committee members and the board of trustees, selects the recipients of three prestigious awards every year. These awards are given to the most dedicated members who give volunteer services and shows good leadership. Last year, Dr. Dipika Shah of Holmdel received the Exceptional ...