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Point Road Elementary School Students Gain Lessons In Tolerance

By Gena Ansell-Lande On November 4, the students at Point Road Elementary School participated in “Different Learners Day,” an annual event designed to help the students in the third grade learn about different types of disabilities and learning issues. Students participated in a series of five workshops, which focused on vision challenges, hearing challenges, physical disabilities, developmental disabilities, and learning disabilities. By taking part in hands-on activities, the ...

“The Game’s Afoot” Staged at Colts Neck High School

By Les Pierce The Cougar Theatre Company of Colts Neck High School delighted audiences with their staging of “The Game’s Afoot,” a sendup of the mystery genre with a Sherlock Holmes overtone. The story takes place circa 1930s in a 24-room Connecticut mansion, the home of William Gillette, an actor famous for portraying Sherlock Holmes in American theater. Gillette is recovering from a gunshot wound resulting from an attempt on his life while onstage during a performance. It is Christ...

RCDS Team Takes Top Honors At CBA’s Model UN Conference

Ian Wurch adjusted his tie, drew a deep breath, and cleared his throat as he positioned himself at the head of a long conference table surrounded by his peers at the Middle School Model U.N. Conference. The conference was hosted by Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) and featured a keynote address from former U.S. Ambassador Patricia Butenis. Ian, an eighth grader from the Rumson Country Day School (RCDS), was cast in the role of Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. His challenge: Propose a ...

Colts Neck First Aid Squad Celebrates 50 Years of Volunteer Service

By Tony Senk Way back in 1964, gas cost 30 cents a gallon, the average cost of a new car was $3,500, and a loaf of bread cost 21 cents. Also in that year, the first Ford Mustang was made and the Beatles made their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. And in little ole’ Colts Neck, New Jersey, the Colts Neck First Aid Squad was born! This past month marked the 50th anniversary of the Colts Neck First Aid Squad. The first aid squad incorporated in October, 1966 and has been serving ...

Middletown Township Fire Department Conducts Live Training Drill

Early in the morning of October 30, more than 150 local volunteer firefighters from Middletown Township Fire Department and Monmouth County Fire Departments from Cheesequake, Hazlet, Holmdel, Keansburg, Matawan, North Centerville, and Union Beach participated in a large scale training exercise to practice the deployment of water two “pipelines” at Sandy Hook's Fort Hancock Officer's Row. Starting at 8:00 a.m., the Middletown Township Fire Department Pipeline Strike Team (also known as ...

Holmdel Student Athlete and Teachers are Cross Country Running Buddies

Most people think of cross country running as an individual sport. But if you’re a fan of the Satz Middle School cross country team, you know that sometimes runners can use a buddy! Ryan Conlan, a student with Down syndrome, has running in his blood. As Ryan’s mom explained, “Ryan has spent years going to his older siblings’ Holmdel cross country and track meets and has cheered on and met many of the athletes and the coaches, too.” While his big sister (now a junior at Princeton ...