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Launch Party at Asbury Hotel

  Residents and visitors are invited to the official launch party of the Asbury Hotel on Fifth Avenue in Asbury Park tonight (July 7) beginning at 6 p.m. The party will feature live music, the unveiling of The Hall, a special event space and the screening of “Top Gun.” Fireworks are also planned. The hotel features two rooftop spaces, a pool, a beer garden and lobby space with a bar, bleachers, picnic tables and sofas for lounging. The launch party includes: 6 p.m. Emily Grove 7 p.m.-Nicole Atkins, Quincy Mumford and The Reason Why 8 p.m. Open mic with JImmy…

Senior Club Seeks Members

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The Bradley Beach Senior Club is looking for new members. Being a Bradley Beach resident is not a requirement for membership. The group recently met for lunch at the Black Trumpet in Spring Lake to enjoy each other’s company and discuss ways to recruit new members. Leader of the group, Rebecca Wasson, read the mission statement to the club staying, “Our goal is to meet with friends as often as possible. It has been scientifically proven that group friendship strengthen the immune system which leads to longer lives. “We want to provide the most enjoyment…

Neptune Reviews Proposal for Dog Park, Skateboard Park

  Proposals to create a dog park and skateboard park are under review by the Neptune Township Committee. Business Administrator Vito Gadaleta said the township is looking to fund the parks using Monmouth County Open Space funding. “That process is underway,” he said. Township Committee members said that access and visibility are important factors in creating either of the parks and that a previous proposal to place a skateboard park at the intersection of Stratford Avenue and Neptune Blvd. fell through due to a lack of community support to locate it there. “We need to make sure of their location…

Trees Will Be Planted for Orlando Victims

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The Sunshine Girl Charities Inc. of Manasquan has offered to plant 49 trees, one for each victim, including name plaques in Asbury Park. Manasquan resident Jacqueline Klosek is the founder and director of Sunshine Girl Charities and said in a release recently that she “was saddened, shaken, and moved to action.” “And like many people, I wanted to do something, whatever small thing I could do, to respond in some way to the massacre,” Klosek said. Klosek founded the charity in 2014 with the goal of helping to protect vulnerable beings and resources, and to…

$60,000 Grant for Cleanup in Neptune

  By DON STINE Clean-up efforts will continue on a contaminated section on the former Welsh Farm tract, off Old Corlies Avenue in Neptune, under a a state grant recently received by Neptune. A grant of about $60,000 has been received from the Hazardous Discharge Site Remediation Fund Public Entity Program HDSRF to continue clean-up efforts. The program, charged with cleaning up a hazardous substance or hazardous waste, is administered by the state Department of Environmental Protection. “This is basically additional remediation to the former Welsh Farms property at 703 Corlies Avenue,” said Leeanne Hoffman, the township’s Director of Planning…

In Asbury Park: Members Sought for Lake Commission

  Asbury Park City Councilwoman Eileen Chapman said the city is activating a Sunset Lake Commission. The commission will address the status of Sunset Lake, and create action plans for the improvement and beautification of one of the city’s major bodies of water. Applications are available at the City Clerk’s office and must be submitted Mon., July 11. They can be emailed to cindy.dye@cityofasburypark. “There’s a lot to do for Sunset Lake, and a lot of issues to address, so we want to begin to take action now before we reach the hottest days of the summer,” Chapman said. “We’re…

Outdoor Theater Returns to Days Celebrating Building’s 140 Years

  The Starving Artist at Days Summer Theater returns to the porch at Days in Ocean Grove with their annual Broadway musical review beginning June 30. This year’s offering, “Days Remembered,” is a collection of songs to celebrate the 140th anniversary of the building Days in Ocean Grove. The historic building is celebrating this anniversary with several events throughout the summer, the first being “Days Remembered,” a Broadway Musical Review. The Ocean Grove themed musical is a collection of songs from musicals including Annie, Gypsy, South Pacific, Kinky Boots and many more Tony award-winning shows. The show was conceived in…

Ocean Grove Ladies Auxiliary Launches 2016 Fund-Raising Season

  By BONNIE GRAHAM The multi-generational Ladies Auxiliary of the Ocean Grove Auditorium Ushers 2016 fundraising season is underway. On June 23 the membership attended their annual “Welcome Coffee” at the Youth Temple. The current officers and committee chairs were introduced, with many addressing the meeting attendees about their specific projects. Camp Meeting Association President Dr. Dale Whilden described the Ladies Auxiliary as “the epitome of volunteerism”, going strong for seventy-two years, and expressed his appreciation for the many improvements to Ocean Grove that have been financed through the funds raised by this organization. He cited the carillon bells, flower…

In Avon: Government Continues Moving Forward with Property Auction

  By PETE WALTON The federal government is moving ahead with the auction of prime beachfront property formerly used to house Coast Guard personnel in Avon. The General Services Administration lists the land and building as multifamily housing but the borough attorney of Avon has put Washington on notice that the property is located in a single-family zone, and that future owners will have to comply with that zoning. As of Tues., June 28 the high bid for the property at the corner of Ocean and East End Avenues was $635,000. Four parties had submitted bids at that point. Borough…