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Monmouth Medical Center Honors Nurses with Maysie Stroock Nursing Award

Monmouth Medical Center recently presented two nurses with the Maysie Stroock Nursing Education Award, an honor that recognizes nurses who exemplify the finest in patient care and excellence. The award was established by the late Stroock, a longtime hospital trustee.   Monmouth Medical Center employees Kaitlyn Petrillo, RN, BSN, staff nurse in the Operating Room, and Maren Haughey, assistant clinical director of Labor and Delivery, both of whom have demonstrated leadership skills and ...

Amanda’s Easel Celebrates 20 Years of Children’s Art Therapy

By Lori Draz 180 Turning Lives Around is happy to announce that the Monmouth County Amanda’s Easel Art Therapy program is celebrating its 20th year of healing. Program coordinator Cindi Westendorf is proud of the members of her team and even prouder of the amazing art that the children create. She shared some background on the national and local program and why the results are so impactful on children and their families. Amanda’s Easel, the nationally recognized creative art therapies ...

Protecting The K-9 Officers That Protect Us

The Holmdel Police Department was recently given the opportunity to provide the latest state-of-the-art body armor (ballistic vest) for two of its members, thanks to the creativity of one of the department’s civilian staff members and the overwhelming generosity of many citizens. Holly Sandford, a Holmdel Police Dispatcher and the daughter of retired Brookdale College Police Chief William Sandford, felt that it was important that we protect our K-9 teams as they willingly put themselves in ...

Historic Havens: Sandlass House

By Lori Draz As any student knows, forgetting a fact or two about history is fairly common, but to forget an entire town – one that created the whole concept of a day trip to the Jersey Shore – seems mind-boggling. Yet, for many, the knowledge of Highland Beach doesn’t even exist. While other seaside resorts like Long Branch and Atlantic City attracted the rich and famous, William Sandlass wanted to create a place for everyman. So he leased 10 building lots from the Highland Beach ...

Superintendent Leads Singing of National Anthem

Holmdel’s new schools superintendent added his voice to the discourse around the National Anthem on the evening of Friday, September 16 in an unusual manner. Superintendent Robert McGarry, a musician and former music educator, led the singing of The Star-Spangled Banner before the Holmdel-Spotswood football game at the district’s Roggy Field. Responding to an invitation from head football coach Jeff Rainess to sing the anthem that week, Dr. McGarry reflected on the timeliness of the ...

iPlay America’s Spooky Spooktacular Halloween Offers Family Fun

It’s time for spooky family fun, as iPlay America’s Spooky Spooktacular Halloween returns to thrill and delight guests now through Halloween. For five fantastic weeks, this thrilling extravaganza allows guests to experience a family-friendly Halloween celebration that is unparalleled in central New Jersey, featuring live performances, a Trick-or-Treat Trail, spooktacular décor, and many free Halloween-themed activities. “The atmosphere, the attention to detail, the level of engageme...

Pinwheels for Peace: Imagine… “Whirled Peace”

In today’s world, peace needs to become more than just a word. Last month, St. Benedict School in Holmdel planned to take part in an international art and literacy project, Pinwheels for Peace, by “planting” pinwheels with messages of peace on the school’s front lawn. Pinwheels for Peace is an art installation project started in 2005 by two art teachers, Ann Ayers and Ellen McMillan, of Coconut Creek, Florida, as a way for students to express their feelings about what’s going on in ...

Mental Health Association of Monmouth County to Host Annual Fall Celebration Metamorphosis: A Transformation

The Mental Health Association of Monmouth County (MHAMC) will host its Annual Fall Celebration at Taka on Thursday, November 3, 2016. This is a major event that MHAMC hosts every year to highlight its mission of promoting mental health and wellness and improving the care and treatment of persons affected by mental illness. Proceeds will go to support the free mental health services that the organization offers to individuals and families in Monmouth County. This year’s event, Metamorphos...

Home Away From Home Academy Receives State Senate Resolution

On Wednesday, September 7, Senator Joseph Kyrillos presented Phyllis and Carmine Visone with a State Senate Resolution for their 25 years of excellence in early childhood education, owning Home Away From Home Academy, and authoring “The Visone Method: A New Philosophy in Early Childhood Education.” The Senate of the State of New Jersey saluted the school as highly esteemed in the Garden State community, in grateful recognition of its outstanding efforts. Established in 1993, the academy ...

Vote Early; Vote By Mail

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is reminding residents that early voting is possible in Monmouth County. Early voters can skip the line on Election Day and vote by mail. Voting by mail is an available option for all registered voters. “The right to vote is the foundation of our freedom and has been hard-fought for by our military veterans and citizens throughout our history,” said Ms. Hanlon. “In Monmouth County, we want to make sure that all of our citizens have the ...