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  • Health Department Offering Flu Shots

    The Monmouth County Health Department is offering flu shots to county residents at 16 flu shot clinics now through late October. “Generally speaking, anyone over six months of age can receive the seasonal inactivated influenza vaccine,” said Michael A. Meddis, Monmouth County’s public health coordinator. “We strongly urge anyone at risk of flu-related complications to get the seasonal vaccine from the County Health Department or your health care provider.” Dates, times, and ...
  • Blessing of the Animals in Rumson

    The annual Blessing of the Animals will take place at St. George’s-by-the-River Church, Waterman Avenue in Rumson on Sunday, October 5 at 2:00 p.m. Each year, an increasing number of animal lovers and their pets attend this event. Last year, more than 80 participated to be individually blessed by the clergy of St. George's. Bring your dogs (leashed ), cats, parrots, fish, turtles, hamsters, or whichever pet you choose to this happy and fun day. Rain or shine. Everyone is welcome, ...
  • Annual 5K Canine Classic Run/Walk for People and Pups

    On Saturday, October 4, the Purr'n Pooch Foundation for Animals will hold its Fourth Annual 5K Canine Classic Run/Walk Classic to benefit animal charity. The race begins at 8 a.m. seaside at Pier Village, One Chelsea Avenue, Long Branch. All are welcome to attend and dogs are required to run or walk on leash. One dog per handler/runner is requested. Pre-register at www.purrnpoochfoundation.org. Race shirts will be given to all pre-registered two-legged participants and are subject to availabi...
  • Information Sessions for County Academies Announced

    The five career academies of the Monmouth County Vocational School District (MCVSD) will be holding information sessions for eighth grade students who are thinking about applying to one of the academies as a member of the Class of 2019. “Monmouth County’s career academies have established themselves as state and national leaders of secondary education,” Freeholder Director Lillian G. Burry said. “We look forward to welcoming the next class. It all begins with a parent and student ...
  • Jersey City Revisited: A Walk Down Memory Lane at the Middletown Public Library

    The Middletown Township Public Library will present Jersey City Revisited: A Walk Down Memory Lane as part of their NJ 350 celebration. The event will be held on Friday, October 3 at 11 a.m. in the Community Room at 55 New Monmouth Road. Since many Jersey City natives now reside in Middletown and surrounding areas, the library invites everyone to enjoy a nostalgic walk down memory lane, with a video visit of all the old great places of Jersey City. Local historian and Jersey City native Randall ...
  • Volunteers Sought for Family & Children’s Services Thrift Boutique

    Family & Children’s Service (FCS), Monmouth County’s oldest non-profit social service agency, is seeking dynamic, friendly, and dedicated volunteers to help staff its nonprofit Thrift Boutique, located at 307 Branchport Avenue in Long Branch. The popular resale store offers quality men’s and women’s clothing, shoes, accessories, and housewares at deeply discounted prices in a clean, well-organized, and inviting shopping environment. Since all of the boutique’s merchandise is ...
  • Monmouth County Board of Catholic Charities Holds Third Annual Oktoberfest to Benefit Programs for Children and Families

    The Monmouth County Board of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton, will host their third annual Oktoberfest on Friday, October 3 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Spring Lake Tap House in Spring Lake Heights. Funds raised at this year’s Oktoberfest will benefit Catholic Charities’ programs dedicated to assisting children and families in Monmouth County. Services ranging from addiction treatment, transitional housing, and counseling for those challenged by emotional and behavioral ...
  • High Holy Day Services at Congregation B’nai Israel in Rumson

    Are you looking for a place to pray and study for the upcoming Jewish high holy days? Lois Siegel Green, president of Congregation B’nai Israel (CBI) in Rumson, invites you to join Rabbi Jeff Sultar, Cantor Dov Goldberg, and the local Jewish community for services beginning Saturday, September 20 and continuing through Saturday, October 15. To prepare for the holidays, Rabbi Sultar will lead a Selichot study session on Saturday, September 20 beginning at 7:30 p.m. with a screening of the ...