Category Archives: Monmouth County

Volunteers needed in Ocean and Monmouth Counties

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- NJ Blood Services, which supplies blood to 60 hospitals throughout the state, is in need of volunteers to work blood drives in Ocean and Monmouth Counties, especially in the Toms River area. The blood service volunteer is an integral member of our collection team. Your tasks would be to assist donors with registration, watch them in canteen for post donation reactions, and how to respond to their needs. A blood service volunteer should have the ability to relate to the public, be able to perform different jobs as needed, and have the willingness to follow the rules. For additional information contact, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, Manager of Community Relations & Volunteer Services Jan Zepka at 732-616-8741.

Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore Honors Distinguished Community Leaders at Annual Women of Distinction Event

The Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore raised more than $155 thousand dollars during its annual Women of Distinction and Community Partners Gala on Friday, March 3, at Eagle Oaks Country Club, Farmingdale. The annual event honors the personal and professional achievements of outstanding local individuals and organizations.

During the black-tie optional affair, sponsored by Investors Bank, the Girl Scouts honored an amazing group of individuals. This year’s Women of Distinction included Regina Foley, Bayshore Community Hospital; Patricia Howard, United Healthcare – Optum 360; Victoria Magliacane, Investors Bank, and Dr. Stephanie Reynolds, Riverview Medical Center.

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StoneDog Studios Turns Creative Ideas into Physical Reality for Stage, Screen, TV and Local Small Businesses

The latest creation of Freehold’s  StoneDog Studios is a bi-level, multi-purpose play structure that is delighting children at the new Apple Jams Music and Arts Play Center in Shrewsbury. Their Little Rockers music classes combine informal music education with performance based learning. Their music programs are designed to introduce children and adults to the world of music using group participation and directed performance. They are designed to encourage children, parents, siblings and friends to bond through musical experiences, movement, musical craft making and music games.

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Press Communications Launches 107.1 The BOSS at the Jersey Shore

Today, Press Communications announced the introduction of a new radio station format in the Monmouth & Ocean County New Jersey market, 107.1 The Boss – Classic Rock of the 70s, 80s and More.

The New 107.1 The BOSS debuted on-air this past Friday featuring a mix of superstar artists like The Eagles, Journey, Guns ‘n Roses, Queen, Billy Joel, Fleetwood Mac, Def Leppard, The Rolling Stones, U2, Boston, Steve Miller Band, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, and of course local favorites Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, and Blondie.  The first song to kick-off the new station was Queen’s classic battle cry “We Will Rock You.”

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ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL INTRODUCES LATEST GENERATION OF GAMMA KNIFE TECHNOLOGY

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJ) New Brunswick is the first hospital in New Jersey to offer the Leksell Gamma Knife Icon, the most precise stereotactic radiosurgery system (SRS) currently available to patients diagnosed with primary and secondary brain tumors, vascular disorders, refractory pain, and movement disorders.

Treatments using the new Icon System can now be planned and guided by a frameless approach, when appropriate. The frameless mask solution is one of several new features of Icon and is integrated with a high-definition motion management system. Continue reading ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL INTRODUCES LATEST GENERATION OF GAMMA KNIFE TECHNOLOGY

The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide Presents SPTS Teen University

The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide will hold the first workshop of SPTS Teen University on Tuesday, February 28th from 6-8pm at the Atlantic Club in Manasquan, New Jersey.  SPTS Teen University is a pilot program offered to students at no cost thanks to support from The Provident Bank Foundation.  New Jersey high schools are not required to offer curriculum that confronts issues of suicide prevention, coping skills, help seeking and transitional skills.  This disconnect proves the need for SPTS to intervene and offer this new program to bridge the gap in services.  Designed as an empowering learning opportunity, SPTS Teen University will address topics through a series of presentations and group facilitations intended to enhance one’s ability to overcome a crisis.
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UNITED WAY OF MONMOUTH AND OCEAN COUNTIES’ FINANCIAL SUCCESS CENTER OFFERS FREE TAX PREPARATION

United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties (UWMOC) is offering free personalized tax preparation at its Financial Success Center (FSC) in the Freehold Raceway Mall. Housed in the Meridian Community Resource Center, the FSC provides free, comprehensive resources under one roof to help people move from financial difficulty to economic well-being. The FSC provides free services through a seamless collaboration among United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, Child Care Resources of Monmouth County, The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, Monmouth County Workforce Development Board and Navicore Solutions. Services range from career, budget and home ownership counseling to assistance in finding quality childcare.

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POLAR PLUNGE TO SUPPORT MARY’S PLACE BY THE SEA

The Ocean Township High School Band led a group of over one  hundred spectators to the ocean across the street from the Berkeley Hotel for the 9th Annual Asbury Park Rotary Polar Plunge. Almost sixty people ran into the ocean to support local non-profit Mary’s Place by the Sea that gives women with cancer free services. Maria McKeon, Vice President and Co-Founder of Marys Place by the Sea, spoke to all the plungers before they took off to jump into the 43 degree ocean, “To all of the brave bathers today – thank you for taking the plunge for Marys Place! In the past nine years, we have had over 6,500 women come through our doors, to take the time they need to focus on their healing. We are able to do all of this at no cost to our guests thanks to our gracious donors, and events such as this one. 

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ALGONQUIN INVITES THEATRE GOERS TO RUN BAREFOOT IN THE PARK … YES, EVEN WHEN IT’S THIS COLD OUTSIDE

Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds fresh off a six-day honeymoon. He’s a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she’s a free spirit always looking for the latest kick.

Their new fifth floor walk-up apartment, Corie’s loopy mother and the eccentric neighbor who lives in the attic set the scene for Neil Simon’s longest running Broadway play, “Barefoot in the Park,” which opens January 28 at the Algonquin. Continue reading ALGONQUIN INVITES THEATRE GOERS TO RUN BAREFOOT IN THE PARK … YES, EVEN WHEN IT’S THIS COLD OUTSIDE