- Category: News
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - The Rev. Michael Riley will tackle the stewardship of pain Sunday in a sermon entitled "Taking Care."
The new pastor's message at the 10 a.m. service at the First Presbyterian Church will focus on how we handle the pain and suffering of our lives, depending on our relationship with the Lord.
Riley also will continue his "mystery bag" children's sermon series when youngsters try to "stump the pastor" by placing a personal "treasure" in a brown paper bag. The pastor then picks one bag and creates a children's message from its contents.
In addition to being the church's pastor, Riley is a columnist, staff writer and editorial writer at the Asbury Park Press. His weekly Press column, "Only Human," appears on Fridays.
The 121-year-old, handicapped accessible church is located at Third and E. Highland Aves. and offers extra parking in a new municipal lot next to the Christian Education building at 17 E. Highland Ave.
Child care for four-year-olds and younger is provided during the worship service.
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ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - The Atlantic Highlands Historical Society is hosting their 39th annual Arts and Crafts Fair on Saturday August 20 from to (rain date August 21st). This outdoor event will be held at Veteran’s Park on
Artists, woodworkers, potters, stained glass, hand crafted jewelry, and flower arrangements are among the variety of crafters selling their work. Some local businesses will also be offering their wares and information on various services will be available.
The society will also be auctioning several gift baskets and offering information on the Society and its endeavors including our Century Plaque program.
Food and refreshments will be available from a variety of food vendors.
Proceeds of the fair will be used for the continuing restoration and preservation of the
For further information please call Ken at 732-872-9124. or our Society at www.atlantichighlandshistory.org
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MIDDLETOWN, NJ - In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of September 11th, Middletown Township is planning a flag display at the site of the Middletown WTC Memorial Gardens to honor the 37 friends and neighbors the community lost in the World Trade Center tragedy. The flags would be posted on telephone poles at the Gardens, located on Church Street next to the Arts Center, and would extend down Middletown-Lincroft Road, past the Middletown Train Station.
The flags will remain in place after the September 11th Remembrance Ceremony as a perpetual reminder that Middletown remains vigilant in its support of the War on Terror. The cost of each flag banner is $250.
- Category: News
MIDDLETOWN, NJ – Middletown Township is trumpeting the arrival of a new Neighborhood Watch program in Ideal Beach with the installation of signs at key locations in the beachside neighborhood.
“Township Committee and I are extremely proud of this Neighborhood Watch program. It shows people that Ideal Beach is a community that takes great pride in itself. The residents are out there and vigilant, and really helping to beautify this part of the town. It's a real true hidden gem of Middletown Township,” said Mayor Anthony Fiore to a group of government and community leaders who gathered at the Tonya Keller Community Center to mark the start of the program.
Among those in attendance were Deputy Mayor Pam Brightbill, Township Administrator Anthony Mercantante and Deputy Chief Craig Bahrs and Ideal Beach Community Association (IBCA) members including President Kathy Grano and Secretary/Trustee Greta Siwiec.
More than 20 residents have already pledged to keep a watchful eye over the neighborhood. They also meet monthly to address various concerns. The group is assisted by a local detective who answers questions and provides guidance, said IBCA Secretary Greta Siwiec explained.
- Category: Arts & Culture
MIDDLETOWN, NJ - This year’s Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Festival will be offered in three different towns on three different dates, with the opener of the series coming to Middletown on the grounds of the Middletown Arts Center on July 23rd, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Festival continues to be free and open to the public and offers three stages of music, featuring headliner Ron Sunshine and His Orchestra. The Festival is a rain or shine event, offering kid’s activities, crafters, delicious food, and for the first time, a craft beer and wine garden.
The Middletown Arts Center is located at 36 Church St., adjacent to the Middletown Train Station, which offers plenty of free parking. Jazz and Blues lovers may also arrive at the Festival via a convenient NJ-Transit North Jersey Coastline Train, and leave the car at home.
The Festival grounds open at 11 a.m. The schedule for the main stage performing groups is as follows: Noon-1:00 - Colts Neck Swing Band / 1:20-2:20 - The Cobra Brothers / 2:35-3:35 - Nine Below Zero / 3:50-4:50 - Mike Barris & Friends with Jennifer Jordan, Tom Bender and Doug Clark / 5:10-6:10 - Kimon & The Prophets / 6:30-8:00 - Ron Sunshine & His Orchestra.
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