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News Transcript News Briefs, Dec. 23

Freehold Township was named a Healthy Town by the statewide Mayors Wellness Campaign of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute after strengthening collaborations with community partners like CentraState Healthcare System.

According to a press release from CentraState Healthcare System, this designation recognizes communities in which mayors have made healthy lifestyles a top priority and are actively engaging all members of their community through inclusive, evidence-based health and wellness programming, policies, and a culture of health.

In addition to serving on the Healthy Town committee, CentraState’s collaboration with Freehold Township includes the following initiatives:

• Walk with the Doc: Coordinated with Prime Surgicare, a bariatric surgery group at CentraState, this program offers residents the opportunity to engage in physical activity with health professionals.

• Park Rx America: Star and Barry Tobias Health Awareness Center staff members “prescribe” participation in this park program designed to improve health and wellness for the community by promoting outdoor activity.

• Healthy Food Initiatives: CentraState helps distribute food vouchers, fresh produce, and other healthy foods in the community, while sharing bilingual cooking videos and recipes.


The Monmouth County Park System has announced that due to current limits on the size of outdoor gatherings, the Holmdel Park sled hill will not open through at least the end of December. The sled hill status will be revisited as the extent of the restrictions change.

Parks will be open every day, from dawn to dusk, for visitors to enjoy nature’s winter beauty. The Thompson Park ski hut will observe normal operation hours, conditions permitting.

For the most up-to-date winter activity information, visit https://www.monmouthcountyparks.com/page.aspx?ID=3267


The Art Society of Monmouth County is calling for entries for the Toni Wilczewski “Virtual” Memorial Photography Exhibit sponsored by Tom Wilczewski

This show and its awards are sponsored by Tom Wilczewski in memory of his wife, Toni, past president of the Art Society of Monmouth County, according to a press release.

Entry is open to “members only” starting Dec. 21 through Jan. 4. The exhibit will be presented on the art society’s website from Jan. 12 through Feb. 28, with a virtual reception on Jan. 30 from 1-3 p.m.

The Art Society of Monmouth County is accepting new members for the show. Visit artsocietyofmonmouthcounty.org for further information and details regarding the submission process.

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