- Category: Monmouth County
Rigorous oversight could have prevented tragedy
Highlands, NJ - Republican nominee for congress from New Jersey’s 6th district, Highlands Mayor Anna Little, today called upon Congressman Frank Pallone to accept responsibility for his negligence regarding his oversight responsibilities that directly contributed to the Gulf oil spill disaster.
“The recent news that our federal government knew of serious problems with BP’s operations in the Gulf of Mexico as early as February, two months before the explosion that killed 11 people, caused billions of dollars in economic turmoil and unimaginable environmental damage is appalling,” said Little, “As a senior member of the congressional committee with oversight jurisdiction of these operations, Frank Pallone is culpable. It is appalling that our government, through the Minerals and Mining Service and the House Committee on Energy and Commerce could have and should have prevented this disaster, yet did nothing.”
- Category: Monmouth County
County remains hopeful road will be opened for July 4 weekend, depending on water company’s response
MIDDLETOWN, NJ – A broken 12-inch water line near – but not related to – an ongoing county repair of a culvert along the westerly portion of Navesink River Road has flooded the worksite.
Damage has been compounded because NJ American Water Co., which owns the water line, failed to immediately notify the county of the break, which happened about midnight Sunday. Even though water company crews were on the scene since about 1 a.m. Monday, the county did not learn about it until county crews reported for work at the site Monday morning.
Freeholder John P. Curley, liaison to the county’s Department of Public Works and Engineering, which is doing the work in-house, has requested county counsel to review the matter and evaluate the county’s available recourse. This is the second delay caused by a broken water main.
- Category: Monmouth County
(LONG BRANCH, NJ) - The Ronald McDonald House (RMH) of Long Branch & New Brunswick is hosting their 17th annual golf tournament on July 12th at the Beacon Hill Country Club, Atlantic Highlands, NJ. Golfers might find it difficult concentrating on their shots due to the majestic, backdrop of the Atlantic Highlands hills, and the spectacular views of the New York City skyline and Sandy Hook Bay. In addition to Beacon Hill’s brand new 40,000 square foot clubhouse, RMH golfers will be treated to lunch, open bar, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, silent auction, and an awards presentation. There is also a “Pot of Gold” hole, raffle prize, 50/50….and golfers will have a shot at winning a MILLION DOLLAR HOLE!” On event day, registration begins at 11:00am with a 1:00pm shotgun start.
“There is still time to register to play and sponsorships for tees and greens are available. We hope everyone will come out to this luxurious country club to spend a wonderful day of friendly competition for this very worthwhile fundraising effort,” stated Corinne LeBaron/Executive Director/ Ronald McDonald Houses of Long Branch & New Brunswick.
The Ronald McDonald House provides a true “home away from home” for families of seriously ill children who receive care at medical facilities near our locations in Long Branch and New Brunswick, NJ. RMH also offers Family Rooms and a Hospitality Suite in the pediatric units of three hospitals in Monmouth County. In this way, families can stay together in comfortable surroundings, helping them to remain strong throughout the course of their child’s treatment. Thanks to the ongoing help and support RMH receives, they can offer a welcoming, supportive environment for families during a time of uncertainty and stress.
To register your foursome, or become a sponsor, please visit www.rmh-cnj.org (events link). or call us (732) 222-8755.
Your generosity and support for “The House That Love Built,” is a permanent source of strength for families. It’s going to be a fantastic day and we hope you will join us!
- Category: Arts & Culture
Balloonatics & Aeronuts, the coordinators of the Hot Air Balloon Festival at the Warren County Farmers’ Fair recently acquired a large, green special shape balloon referred to as a “monster balloon.” Look for the “monster balloon” over the skies of Warren County in the next coming weeks. Also look for it each evening at the Warren County Farmers’ Fair and Hot Air Balloon Festival, August 1 – 7, 2010 at the Fairgrounds located in Harmony Township. The fairground is conveniently located off Routes 78 & 80, 3 miles north of Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The “monster balloon” will be the “hare balloon” in one of the evening competitions and will also be giving tethered rides for children for a fee other evenings of the fair. The balloon festival organizers invite children to give them suggestions for a name. Look for the entry form on the fair website, www.warrencountyfarmersfair.org or the balloon festival website, www.balloonfestnj.com.
This is the first look at the “monster balloon” in several years. The “monster balloon” which has been in storage, was recently acquired by Balloonatics & Aeronuts, the coordinators of the Balloon Festival at the Warren County Farmers’ Fair.
While there are two websites, the events are one and the same with one low admission price – what organizers refer to as “The Ultimate Twofer.” Photos and video may be viewed on our Facebook page.
- Category: News
Garden State Winemaking Continues to Grow, as Vintner’s Circle Middletown Announces Its Grand Opening
Personalized winemaking has arrived in Monmouth County, and Vintner’s Circle Middletown is the place to go. The shop provides space for friends and family to gather while making, tasting, and enjoying wine.
MIDDLETOWN, NJ – The location, which celebrated its Ribbon Cutting ceremony last May, announces its Grand Opening event scheduled for Saturday, June 26. Don and Mary Gordon, franchise owners of Vintner’s Circle Middletown on Route 35, are proud to officially open their doors to the community. The Middletown winemaking shop is the first Vintner’s Circle in Monmouth County, and represents the strong, steadily growing interest in New Jersey winemaking.
New Jersey has had a long history of winemaking, as evidenced by its abundance of both wineries and home winemakers. Today, the Garden State is the fifth largest producer of wine in America, and the fifth greatest consumer. These statistics are especially impressive when considering the state ranks as the 47th largest in terms of physical size. New Jersey is home to 24 wineries and more than 50 vineyards. There is a wealth of discoveries in New Jersey for anyone who enjoys wine.