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MID 1.27-2.3 Boy Scout Troop 246 recognizes new Eagle Scouts

MIDDLETOWN -- Boy Scout Troop 246 of Middletown celebrated the achievements of Jack McQuade and Jonathan Kiernan, who became Eagle Scouts, with an Eagle...

Middletown residents can sign up for notification system

The Middletown Township Police Department has launched a new notification system that will provide information on emergencies and community events to residents who register...

Hazlet soccer group seeks applicants for scholarships

By Kayla J. Marsh Staff Writer HAZLET – The Hazlet United Soccer Association prides itself on developing and teaching youngsters the game of soccer. This local nonprofit...

District focuses on role of guidance counselors

By KAYLA J. MARSH Staff Writer ABERDEEN — From academic support to one-on-one or group sessions, school guidance counselors provide a variety of skills and services...

(MID 2.4) Luncheon to feature historical fashion show

MIDDLETOWN -- A unique fashion show spanning several centuries will be a highlight of the Monmouth County Historical Association’s ninth annual Red Luncheon, a...

(AB 2.12) Chocolate Festival slated at Aberdeen church

The Matawan United Methodist Church will host its annual Chocolate Festival from 5-9 p.m. Feb. 12 and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 13 at 478...

Backpack Crew packs food to help families

By Kayla J. Marsh Staff Writer RED BANK -- For many families in Monmouth County, the free/subsidized lunch children receive during school is sometimes their main...

Church to host Chili Cook-off contest

The Lincroft Presbyterian Church will host its annual Chili Cook-off contest from 5-8:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at 270 Everett Road, Lincroft. Proceeds will benefit 180...

Resident with connections to South River, Edison joins Vietnam veterans association

Harry Sassaman has joined the board of trustees of the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation in Holmdel. Sassaman, of South River, has been a...

‘Ropes’ to premiere at Red Bank theater

RED BANK — Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, will present the U.S. premiere...

LB 2.3 Butterfly Ball to benefit pediatric cancer patients

The Ashley Lauren Foundation will hold its fifth annual Butterfly Ball at 6 p.m. Feb. 20 at Ocean Place Resort & Spa, 1 Ocean...

2015 N.J. Realtors Circle of Excellence Awards presented to 111 Gloria Nilson & Co....

Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate announces 111 of its more than 700 sales associates have distinguished themselves in the New Jersey real estate...
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County monitoring Zika virus situation

FREEHOLD - The Monmouth County Mosquito Control Division and Monmouth County Health Department are actively monitoring the Zika virus situation and urge residents to...
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Health Department investigating intestinal illness

FREEHOLD -- Due to an increase in recent reports of gastrointestinal illnesses, the Monmouth County Health Department encourages adults and children to stay home...

Artwork sought for Keyport GardenWalk contest

Artists are invited to submit original artwork, in all forms of media, for the fifth annual Keyport GardenWalk Art Contest. Submissions must be received...

Castle of Dreams Animal Rescue and Fur Friends in Need present Steal Bingo

Castle of Dreams Animal Rescue and Fur Friends in Need will hold Steal Bingo Jan. 30 at the West Keansburg Fire House, 91 8th Street,...

Mario Venancio of Gloria Nilson & Co. in Rumson awarded Circle of Excellence Sales...

Mario Venancio, a sales associate for more than two decades with Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate, in the Rumson office, was awarded the...

Healing hearts after losing a child

By Lisa Anderson Correspondent Ask any Mom or Dad what their worst fear is, chances are they'll say it's to lose a child. Losing a child...
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