News Transcript News Briefs, July 17

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CentraState Healthcare Foundation will host the 18th annual Multiple Sclerosis Benefit at CentraState Medical Center on the Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus, Freehold Township, on Sept. 13 from 6:30-10 p.m.

The event will include food, auctions and a raffle, and include fine wines, spirits and craft beer tastings. More than 70 wines from around the world will be poured by the distributors of Max’s Beer Wine and Liquor, along with cuisine provided by the Metropolitan Café and Great Restaurants Catering, both of Freehold.

Guests may upgrade to the Gordon Stillwell Tasting Room, hosted by Carol Stillwell, which will offer tastings of rare and unique wines of the Napa Valley, according to a press release.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Linda E. Cardinale Multiple Sclerosis Center at CentraState Medical Center. For more information, call 732-294-7030, email
[email protected] or visit


Freehold violinist Tienne Yu, a rising sophomore at Biotechnology High School, Freehold Township, and a Juilliard Pre-College violin major, held a benefit concert to collect food for Fulfill food bank of Monmouth and Ocean counties. The benefit concert raised more than 200 pounds of non-perishable food, according to a press release.

Tienne invited her friends, pianist Stella Simakova and cellist Elizabeth Jones from Connecticut, to perform together. The program featured a Brahms piano trio, Kabalevsky’s cello concerto, and Prokofiev’s 2nd violin concerto. More than 70 guests, including students from Biotechnology High School and High Technology High School, Lincroft, came to support the performance.

Tienne, Stella and Elizabeth met two years ago in Spain at the Burgos International Music Festival. Their friendship grew after they returned to the United States and the trio has been performing at local nursing homes since then, according to the press release.


Major Gen. Ray Shields, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announced the recent retirement of members of the New York Army National Guard, marking the end of their service to the community, state and nation as part of the Army National Guard.

Sgt. Edward Jahnke of Freehold, who was assigned to the 107th Military Police Company, retired from the New York Army National Guard after 22 years of military service, according to a press release.

“A full military career is a major achievement in the lives of our citizen soldiers and their families,” Shields said. “I congratulate our soldiers, their loved ones and their employers on this milestone of more than 20 years of service. On behalf of our force, I extend my best wishes for the success of our retirees as they begin new chapters in their lives.”