“Shock and Awe” Permeates the July Shore Fine Arts Scene

By April W. Klimley, Art Critic

___3943920The July 4th weekend is a great time for gallery hopping. Many new exhibitions opened their doors last weekend, and I’m going to give you a run down on some of the most interesting—and provocative. The wide variety of artwork may surprise you, and some of it may even shock you.

A good place to start is at AJ Dillon gallery in Atlantic Highlands. The gallery has an exhibition that has been running all month called  “Stars and Stripes Forever.” It ends on July 4th, but is well worth squeezing into your schedule.

Gallery owner Frank Leahy asked local artists to come up with their own interpretation of the American flag, or what they think of when they ponder the American flag. One interpretation that grabbed my attention was a large America flag hung sideways with Jimi Hendrix face painted on it. It’s called Don’t Tread on Red by Jana Moriarty. You’ll find it hanging in a place of distinction—a pillar-like wall to the right as you walk in the gallery.

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Posted: July 3rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: April W. Klimley, Art, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on “Shock and Awe” Permeates the July Shore Fine Arts Scene

Part of Newman Springs Road in Lincroft Closed till 4pm Today

Expect overnight delays next week between Monday night and Thursday morning

520 and Jumping Brook LincroftNewman Springs Road (County Road 520) between Harvey Ave and Jumping Brook Road, which is west of Garden State Parkway Exit 109 in Lincroft, is closed today until 4pm today due to construction by a private company installing a sanitary sewer system for a housing development.

The project will continue on Monday, December 15 at night between the hours of 9pm and 5am.  It is scheduled to be completed by 5am on Thursday December 18.  Only the eastbound lane of the road will be closed at that time, according to a statement from the Monmouth County Department of Public Information and Tourism.

“The County understands the inconvenience of this closure and has instructed the contractor that they cannot completely close this County road, after today, during business hours,” said Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to the Department of Public Works and Engineering. “For the safety of those working on the project and the motoring public, the road must be closed today, but it will be open by 4 p.m. This change will provide some relief to the traveling public and the local business community.”



Posted: December 12th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

A Week of Fun at St. Leo the Great Parish Carnival

St. Leo Ticket


The St. Leo the Great Parish Carnival is coming your way. 
This fun filled pack event runs from Monday, June 16 to Saturday June 21st from 6PM to 11PM every night.  

This carnival is our largest fundraising event and we have been doing it since the 1980’s.  Not only do we raise funds for the Church and School we use this event as a parish family building experience. 
We have over 15 rides and 18 skill games as well as a food tent where we prepare fresh food and snacks and there are no outside  vendors. 
We are totally staffed with members of our parish.  We have a beer tent 
and we run a Super 50 raffle and we have attractions for our young supporters which includes face painting, and sand art activity.

Don’t forget Tuesday/Thursday and Saturday are bracelet nights,
ride all the rides as many times as you want for one price.

Staffed by over 1,500 volunteers that help run this week long event and 
we have been fortunate that our Saint Leo the Great Family embraces this event and has contributed to its success over the years. 

We thank you in advance and would like to invite you to please come to
 our event at St. Leo the Great Parish, located at 50 Hurleys Lane
 in Lincroft, so we can infect you with the Saint Leo the Great Family spirit. 

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Posted: June 11th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: BizEturtle | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on A Week of Fun at St. Leo the Great Parish Carnival

Sunday, May 4 in Monmouth County

Monmouth County

It’s Sunday, May 4 in Monmouth County. 
As usual I am up with the birds and pounding away on my computer.
Not sure what the day will bring. 
Will there be rain or will the sun be shining? Either way here are some events that are sure to please. 

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Posted: May 4th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: BizEturtle | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Sunday, May 4 in Monmouth County

April 28-Science Monday



Monday, April 28 
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Brookdale College. SLC
765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft
Info: 732-224-2871  
Open to the public
Twin Lights Rooms 1 and 2
A cash buffet begins at 6:00 p.m. and presentation 
begins at 6:30 p.m.

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Posted: April 27th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: BizEturtle | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on April 28-Science Monday

Readers Needed for Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday Celebration

William Shakespeare


This spring, the Brookdale Community College English Department
completes its four-year celebration of SHAKESPEARE’S 450TH BIRTHDAY.
This event has taken place every April since 2011 with the goal of reading from all 37 of his plays. On Wednesday, April 23rd the actual birthday of William Shakespeare, we will accomplish that goal!

Members of the community, students, faculty, staff, and administrators are invited to read from the following plays so we may complete the achievement:

Antony and Cleopatra
Timon of Athens
The Winter’s Tale
Henry VIII
The Tempest

All Plays located at The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

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Posted: April 11th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: BizEturtle, Brookdale Community College | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Readers Needed for Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday Celebration

Get a Job!!—Friday, April 4

Find a Job


If you are looking for a job, you should attend the
Monmouth County job fair from 10:00am to 1:00pm Friday, April 4
at the Brookdale Community Collins Arena, 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft.

This job fair will provide you with access to employers seeking talented candidates in every discipline, from hospitality and health care to finance, education, telecommunications, computer science, and everything in between.
One hundred local employers and employment resource organizations
will be participating in the free event. No registration is required for jobseekers. During the job fair, a panel discussion entitled “Ask the Recruiters” will be presented by the Jersey Shore Association for Human Services.

Registration is not required for the panel discussion.

In addition, resume professionals will be available for one-on-one resume reviews. A registration table for sign-ups will be available for a 15 minute personal resume review. Job seekers are encouraged to make an appointment upon arrival as the reviews will be done on a
first-come, first-served basis.

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Posted: April 3rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: BizEturtle, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Get a Job!!—Friday, April 4

Bridge collapse, water main break, reduces water for 55,000 Monmouth residents

Photo credit: Holmdel-Hazlet Patch

A “major infrastructure failure” at the Swimming River Water Treatment Plant in the Lincroft section of Middletown has shut the water off for 3,000 Holmdel residences and closed Brookdale Community College until further notice.

Holmdel-Hazlet Patch was the first to report the story, scooping the Asbury Park Press pay site by an hour.

A statement from New Jersey American Water Company that was emailed by the Borough of Tinton Falls to its residents and forwarded to MMM by a reader states that the failure includes the loss of two transmission mains leaving the plant and well as the raw water main coming into the plant.  New Jersey American Water customers in Monmouth County may be experiencing low water pressure or no pressure at this time.

Photo credit: lostcreekquarnberg blog

Residents of Middletown, Holmdel, Aberdeen, Highlands, Seabright, Rumson, Fair Haven, Little Silver, Oceanport, Shrewsbury Township and Borough, Tinton Falls and Long Branch are requested to limit all non-essential water use while NJAW works to restore service.

Save water, shower with friends.

UPDATE  4:32

Middletown Township sent out an automated phone call at 4:30 to residents and businesses announcing that all outdoor water usage is restricted.



Posted: June 29th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Brookdale Community College, Middletown, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »