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Neptune to Install 3 Monuments to Record Water Levels

  By DON STINE NEPTUNE TOWNSHIP - Neptune officials plan to install three monuments in the township that will officially mark water levels in past storms, especially Superstorm Sandy. “They will mark the flood levels of past major storms and will show the drastic difference between Sandy and anything we ever had before,” Mayor Eric Hougtaling said. He said the township will place three memorial markers, probably in stone, at Riverside Park, on the South Concourse near the Headliner, and in Ocean Gove at Central Avenue, near Fletcher Lake where high tides also caused damage. Sandy created up to a 13-foot…

Fund-Raising Gala Celebrates 20 Years in City

  By ED SALVAS ASBURY PARK – The Center in Asbury Park observes another milestone this month: the 20th anniversary of its oldest and largest fund-raising event, Center a la Carte. The event takes place on Fri.,May 17 at the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel and will have 500 guests sampling the food of 20 area restaurants, according to Rev. Robert Kaeding, Executive Director and founder of The Center, which provides assistance to people with HIV/Aids. In addition to the food, Center a la Carte will have an open bar, D. J. and a gift auction. Proceeds from the evening go toward…

Neptune School Gets Blue Ribbon for Being Green

  NEPTUNE TOWNSHIP - Summerfield Elementary School in Neptune is one of only two schools in the state nationally recognized this week as a Green Ribbon School for incorporating healthy learning environments for students as well as cutting energy usage. Just in time for Earth Day, the US Department of Education recognized schools across the states for their initiatives in greening their facilities. Out of the 64 honorees that were nationally recognized as Green Ribbon Schools, two were from the state of New Jersey – Bedwell Elementary School of Bernardsville and the Summerfield Elementary School of Neptune. To be nationally recognized,…

Shark River Hills 6 Months After Sandy

By DON STINE Many homeowners in the Shark River Hills section of Neptune are still facing an uphill battle six months later following the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. And dealing with insurance and mortgage companies, and with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), represent some of the greatest challenges. According to Neptune officials, about 400 homes in the Shark River Hills area were damaged during Sandy and only about one-third of those residents have been able to occupy their homes since then. “The other two-thirds are at some level of recovery, whether it is starting to rebuild or determining…

And the question is…

  BOSTON…? Frank & Betty Masco of Neptune City answer: It was a very bad act of aggression. What made them do such a thing? And we still don’t know if there are others who helped them. It’s too easy to make a bomb. You can get it off the Internet. The good thing out of this was how all the law enforcement agencies worked so well together. We feel for the people of Boston.

Associated Humane Societies pets for adoption

  GEORGIE (above) definitely has a face you can fall in love with! He’s a big two-year-old boy, a mixture of maybe some American Bulldog and Mastiff in him. And while he may be a bit imposing, he is essentially a toddler in a grown up body. He would benefit from an active family to give him lots of exercise, mental stimulation and love. Georgie will definitely need some training to make sure that he can be a wonderful member of your family and a gentleman out and about in the world. Come visit Georgie at AHS-Tinton Falls today! BELLA…

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…