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Art Supply Company Sponsoring City Artist at International Show

Liquitex, an industry leader in art supplies, plans to sponsor Asbury Park-based aerosol artist Jay Mack at the International Art Materials Association’s conference Arts Materials World 2013 in Minneapolis on May 1 through May 3. A three-day conference, Arts Materials World 2013, welcomes hundreds of retail buyers, manufacturers, importers, publishers and distributors from around the globe to network, forge new business opportunities and support the arts and art material business. Mack, an aerosol artist whose current work includes an outdoor mural on the side wall of Asbury Park’s popular retailer A&J Sneakers, will be on-site at the conference to paint…

Learn How to Use Facebook at Free Seminar Hosted by Ocean Chamber

  OCEAN TOWNSHIP – The Greater Ocean Township Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a free seminar May 15 to show business people how they can use Facebook to effectively market their business. The speaker is chamber member Robert Hazelrigg, Creative Director of both The Graphics Guy and Laughing Zebra, who is a Facebook specialist. In addition to discussing such topics as Pay-Per-Clicks, How to Engage “Fans” and the importance of brand consistency, he will offer a Q&A. According to the State of Inbound Marketing, HubSpot, March 2012, the number of businesses that say that Facebook is critical or important to their…

Benefit to Help Beach Kittens

  ASBURY PARK – The Provincetown Fringe Festival in Asbury Park presents An Evening of Entertainment Extravaganza to benefit the grassroots effort to spay, neuter, feed and find homes for the Asbury Park/Ocean Grove beach kittens. The event takes place Saturday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m. at the Stephen Crane House, 508 Fourth Ave., Asbury Park. Tickets are $5 which includes refreshments. Reservations: 732-807-4052. Marjorie Conn will perform an obscure monologue by Clifford Odets written around 1935. Lisa Banwell is debuting “The Volunteer, or Peter Principle at Your Service,” a short comedy about rising to the highest level of one’s…

The first ever Asbury Park Bookfest happens Saturday, April 20, 2013

  ASBURY PARK, NJ – Something new and entirely different will happen in Asbury Park on Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 1 – 4:00 p.m. The first ever Asbury Park Bookfest will take place beginning at The Shoppes at the Arcade, 658 Cookman Avenue and other venues throughout the downtown like LUSH fine wine & spirits, Paranormal Books & Curiosities and art629 Gallery. They will all host over 30 authors who will be descending on the city for the Asbury Park Bookfest, organized by the online literary magazine AsburyPulp.com, the independent cinema The ShowRoom and words! Bookstore. The BookFest is…

Freeholder Director to Receive Award

  FREEHOLD – Monmouth County Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone will be honored with a Silver Gull Award by the Monmouth-Ocean Development Council for his achievements with tourism. Arnone has spent the last 15 years serving his community through his work as an elected official, serving as councilman, mayor of Neptune City and past president of the New Jersey Conference of Mayors, before becoming a Freeholder in 2011. In order to support local businesses and give visitors the great experience they are looking for, Freeholder Director Arnone put in place numerous marketing efforts for the 2012 Monmouth County Tourism season.…

Stephen Crane House Fund-Raising Begins

  ASBURY PARK – The Asbury Park Historical Society has launched its first-ever Internet fund-raising campaign to help offset costs associated with its proposed acquisition of the historic Stephen Crane House on Fourth Avenue. “We are trying to raise $30,000 within the next six weeks through the online campaign. We will need more money in the future but we have a least begun the effort,” society President Don Stine said. A special video was prepared featuring current Crane House owner Frank D’ Alessandro and the video can be seen on the campaign web site (click here to view). D’Alessandro discusses…

Sandy Causes Slow Start for Rentals

  BY DON STINE Summer rentals at the Jersey Shore seem to be off to a slow start this year but local realtors said they remain optimistic that things will pick up once the weather becomes warmer. Richard Davidson, with Remax Shore and Country, has been doing summer rentals since 1986. He said family summer rentals are a little behind for this time of the year. “I think some people are still in a wait-and-see mode,” he said. Davidson said that Bradley Beach summer rentals are doing better than in other communities, adding that may be because Bradley Beach had little…

Neptune City Prohibiting Smoking at Parks, Playgrounds

  BY MICHAEL ROGERS NEPTUNE CITY – Neptune City officials have approved a measure prohibiting smoking in parks and playgrounds. Under the measure smoking will be permitted in designated smoking areas and the penalty for violation of of this ordinance will be $25. In other business, Borough Councilman Rick Pryor said on June 3 the fire company will hold its annual golf outing. Participation costs $150 and people can sign up at the borough hall. There will also be an day out to a Lakewood Blue Claws game on Aug. 20 and the cost is $34. Those interested in attending can…

Helipcopter Rides over Asbury Park Proposed

  By DON STINE ASBURY PARK – A Wall Township business owner would like to offer sightseeing helicopter rides in Asbury Park, if officials approve. The proposal was presented to the City Council last week by Vincent Giglio, owner of Ocean Helicopter, which operates out of the Monmouth Executive Airport in Wall. He said he is “hoping to break through the glass ceiling” on providing rides in Asbury Park and that he hopes the council is receptive to the idea. He said the main purpose of the rides would be sightseeing. The company has had success at other oceanfront locations,…

Catch a Carp, Win Some Cash

  ASBURY PARK – Deal Lake’s first-ever carp fishing contest will kick off on Sun., April 21, 2013 but get up early if you plan to be a contender. The contest, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7 a.m. and will continue until noon. Prizes range from $75 for the largest carp and $25 for the next highest, to $25 for the most carp caught during the contest. All fish must be counted or weighed before noon. The goal of the contest, being sponsored by the Asbury Park Fishing Club, is to reduce the number of…