Middletown Snow Removal Regulations Enhanced

MIDDLETOWN, NJ – To ensure the safety of Middletown’s school children and pedestrians, the Township Committee has added some teeth to the Township’s snow removal ordinances. The amount of time property owners have to clear snow and ice from sidewalks is 24 hours from the end of the snowfall with enhanced penalties for property owners in school zones who do not clear their sidewalks in a timely fashion.

Further, the amount of time Township business owners or other properties generally open to the public with handicapped parking spaces have to remove snow and ice from the parking spaces, curb cuts and other areas related to the provision of such access has been reduced from 48 to 24 hours. Failure to comply with the ordinance can result penalties consisting of fines of up to $2,000, 90 days imprisonment and/or community service.  Regulations will be strictly enforced in school zones, and where access is required for disabled individuals under these strengthened regulations. Enhanced enforcement only allows for issuance of a single warning before citations are mandatorily imposed.  Special liens or assessments may be placed on your property if the Township is required to ensure the public’s safety by clearing snow and ice to allow for pedestrian access if not timely addressed by the responsible parties.

Middletown Snow Removal Regulations Enhanced

MIDDLETOWN, NJ – To ensure the safety of Middletown’s school children and pedestrians, the Township Committee has added some teeth to the Township’s snow removal ordinances. The amount of time property owners have to clear snow and ice from sidewalks is 24 hours from the end of the snowfall with enhanced penalties for property owners in school zones who do not clear their sidewalks in a timely fashion.

Further, the amount of time Township business owners or other properties generally open to the public with handicapped parking spaces have to remove snow and ice from the parking spaces, curb cuts and other areas related to the provision of such access has been reduced from 48 to 24 hours. Failure to comply with the ordinance can result penalties consisting of fines of up to $2,000, 90 days imprisonment and/or community service.  Regulations will be strictly enforced in school zones, and where access is required for disabled individuals under these strengthened regulations. Enhanced enforcement only allows for issuance of a single warning before citations are mandatorily imposed.  Special liens or assessments may be placed on your property if the Township is required to ensure the public’s safety by clearing snow and ice to allow for pedestrian access if not timely addressed by the responsible parties.

Kids Ride for Free on Seastreak Ferries Through Memorial Day

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ – Starting Thanksgiving Day, 2011, SeaStreak—the leader in fast passenger ferry services in the New York Metropolitan area—will offer free ferry service for children twelve and under for all trips departing from Atlantic Highlands and Highlands, New Jersey to destinations in New York City. Every day, every trip, every child rides free while accompanied by an adult paying full fare.

Shop, Sightsee and Save

Whether passengers are going to New York to see a Broadway Show, get some holiday shopping done, or simply pay a visit to the tree at Rockefeller Center, passengers will get a chance to see New York City decked out in all its holiday glory, lights and all.

SeaStreak’s President, James A. Barker is looking forward to helping more New Jersey families travel this holiday season. “Everyone at SeaStreak is excited to offer this package to New Jersey families because It makes visiting New York City affordable for any budget. And of course, our luxury catamarans make getting there half the fun.”

The Luxurious SeaStreak Catamaran

Families will travel to New York City and back aboard SeaStreak’s state-of-the-art 400-seat, 7,500 horsepower catamarans. These vessels feature fully-stocked bars, flat-screen TV’s, individual high-backed chairs, and three decks which offer panoramic 360° views of New York City. 

This promotion is valid through Memorial Day, 2012, for ferry service between New Jersey and New York City only.  Special events and charter tours excluded. Please note that there is a two child limit per paying adult.

Kids Ride for Free on Seastreak Ferries Through Memorial Day

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ – Starting Thanksgiving Day, 2011, SeaStreak—the leader in fast passenger ferry services in the New York Metropolitan area—will offer free ferry service for children twelve and under for all trips departing from Atlantic Highlands and Highlands, New Jersey to destinations in New York City. Every day, every trip, every child rides free while accompanied by an adult paying full fare.

Shop, Sightsee and Save

Whether passengers are going to New York to see a Broadway Show, get some holiday shopping done, or simply pay a visit to the tree at Rockefeller Center, passengers will get a chance to see New York City decked out in all its holiday glory, lights and all.

SeaStreak’s President, James A. Barker is looking forward to helping more New Jersey families travel this holiday season. “Everyone at SeaStreak is excited to offer this package to New Jersey families because It makes visiting New York City affordable for any budget. And of course, our luxury catamarans make getting there half the fun.”

The Luxurious SeaStreak Catamaran

Families will travel to New York City and back aboard SeaStreak’s state-of-the-art 400-seat, 7,500 horsepower catamarans. These vessels feature fully-stocked bars, flat-screen TV’s, individual high-backed chairs, and three decks which offer panoramic 360° views of New York City. 

This promotion is valid through Memorial Day, 2012, for ferry service between New Jersey and New York City only.  Special events and charter tours excluded. Please note that there is a two child limit per paying adult.

Psychosocial Support for Brain Tumor Families at Monmouth Medical Center

LONG BRANCH, NJ – On Monday, December 5th the Brainstorm Series, sponsored by the David S. Zocchi Brain Tumor Center at Monmouth Medical Center, will present an informative seminar entitled: Psychosocial Support for Brain Tumor Families. Important issues such as finding support at each stage, how counseling can help patients and family members, understanding changes in relationships, practical ideas for coping with anger, grief and other emotions and suggestions for managing stress will be explored. A discussion panel will follow.

Join us at the Borden Auditorium at Monmouth Medical Center, 300 Second Ave., Long Branch, NJ on Monday, December 5, 2011. Registration begins at 5:00 pm, refreshments served at that time. Program runs from 5:30pm until 7:30pm. Call 732-450-8111 to pre-register or email [email protected] to reserve your place at the seminar.

Psychosocial Support for Brain Tumor Families at Monmouth Medical Center

LONG BRANCH, NJ – On Monday, December 5th the Brainstorm Series, sponsored by the David S. Zocchi Brain Tumor Center at Monmouth Medical Center, will present an informative seminar entitled: Psychosocial Support for Brain Tumor Families. Important issues such as finding support at each stage, how counseling can help patients and family members, understanding changes in relationships, practical ideas for coping with anger, grief and other emotions and suggestions for managing stress will be explored. A discussion panel will follow.

Join us at the Borden Auditorium at Monmouth Medical Center, 300 Second Ave., Long Branch, NJ on Monday, December 5, 2011. Registration begins at 5:00 pm, refreshments served at that time. Program runs from 5:30pm until 7:30pm. Call 732-450-8111 to pre-register or email [email protected] to reserve your place at the seminar.

MTRS to Host Christmas Bazaar on Saturday

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ – This Christmas season the students at Mother Teresa Regional School, Atlantic Highlands will be raising money for the charities each grade sponsors.  Students proposed to new art teacher, Ms. Connie Jamele, an idea for an art show that also benefitted the community.  At the school’s annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday December 3rd, shoppers will have the opportunity to purchase original art work by the students. 

“The students were enthusiastic about sharing their art work with the community. I was very impressed when they thought of also selling their art to benefit the charities” expressed Ms. Connie Jamele.  “Mrs. Wisk was very excited by the idea and suggested the Christmas bazaar would be the perfect venue.”

Students have been busy creating their art work and a variety of items will be for sale.  Students have decorated candles, painted in the style of pointillism, created collage art, and also painted on canvas some inspirational quotes.  Proceeds from the sale will benefit the charities that the students work with throughout the year.  The charities include Barn for the Poorest of the Poor, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the food pantries for the sponsoring parishes, King James Nursing Home, and the Monmouth County SPCA.  The students work on projects each month benefitting one of the charities.

According to principal Mrs. Melissa Whelan Wisk, “The students are excited for this project and I am very proud of them for suggesting this and being willing to make the effort to help those in need.” “I am hoping to purchase my painting as I really like what I did and we had a great deal of fun painting” noted Allie Papedilias, a seventh grade student who also serves on the school’s newspaper as an artist.

The Annual Christmas Bazaar is open from 9am until 3pm on Saturday December 3rd.  For more information, visit mtregional.com.

MTRS to Host Christmas Bazaar on Saturday

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ – This Christmas season the students at Mother Teresa Regional School, Atlantic Highlands will be raising money for the charities each grade sponsors.  Students proposed to new art teacher, Ms. Connie Jamele, an idea for an art show that also benefitted the community.  At the school’s annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday December 3rd, shoppers will have the opportunity to purchase original art work by the students. 

“The students were enthusiastic about sharing their art work with the community. I was very impressed when they thought of also selling their art to benefit the charities” expressed Ms. Connie Jamele.  “Mrs. Wisk was very excited by the idea and suggested the Christmas bazaar would be the perfect venue.”

Students have been busy creating their art work and a variety of items will be for sale.  Students have decorated candles, painted in the style of pointillism, created collage art, and also painted on canvas some inspirational quotes.  Proceeds from the sale will benefit the charities that the students work with throughout the year.  The charities include Barn for the Poorest of the Poor, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the food pantries for the sponsoring parishes, King James Nursing Home, and the Monmouth County SPCA.  The students work on projects each month benefitting one of the charities.

According to principal Mrs. Melissa Whelan Wisk, “The students are excited for this project and I am very proud of them for suggesting this and being willing to make the effort to help those in need.” “I am hoping to purchase my painting as I really like what I did and we had a great deal of fun painting” noted Allie Papedilias, a seventh grade student who also serves on the school’s newspaper as an artist.

The Annual Christmas Bazaar is open from 9am until 3pm on Saturday December 3rd.  For more information, visit mtregional.com.

Dashing Through the Dough!

anne_mikolay_120While flipping through a holiday gift catalog, I came across a pillow embroidered with a catchy, little phrase perfectly defining the modern day Christmas: “Dashing Through the Dough!” Amused, I wondered. Who created this clever seasonal slogan? I then realized that I didn’t even know who wrote the beloved Christmas carol upon which the phrase is obviously based. 

“Jingle Bells,” I have learned, was written in Medford, Massachusetts in 1850 by James Lord Pierpont. Originally published in 1857 as “One Horse Open Sleigh,” the song was inspired by Medford’s popular sleigh races. Though Pierpont wrote the song to commemorate Thanksgiving, through the years it has become associated with Christmas as “Jingle Bells. “One Horse Open Sleigh” depicts life during Pierpont’s time, when well dressed ladies and gentlemen gathered for carriage rides, and horses’ tails were docked (bobtailed) to prevent them from becoming tangled in the reins. In its original form, “Jingle Bells” really has no meaning for our contemporary society. Perhaps Pierpont’s composition should be reworded to more accurately reflect present day materialistic holiday pursuits.

I am up to the challenge. 

Thus, inspired by the anonymous author of that clever merchandising phrase, and with thanks to James Lord Pierpont, I give you my version of “Jingle Bells,” retitled “Dashing Through The Dough.”

 

Dashing Through the Dough!

 

Dashing through the dough!

My credit cards in hand,

To the mall I go.

The bargains I have planned!

Outside every store,

Santa rings his bell,

Begging, “please give more!”

He’s fake, the kids can tell!

 

(chorus)

Jingle bells, jingle bells,

Shop until we drop!

Oh! What fun it is to charge!

Oh! We just can’t stop!

Jingle bells, jingle bells,

Shop until we drop!

Overspend! Overcharge!

Oh! We just can’t stop!.

Black Friday, here we go!

Shoppers, please take heed.

Got my list in tow!

Gettin’ everything I need!

Racing here and there,

I may seem out of wack.

Lookin’ for gift receipts

Cuz I ain’t comin’ back!

 

Jingle bells, jingle bells,

Shop until we drop!

Oh! What fun it is to charge!

Oh! We just can’t stop!

Jingle bells, jingle bells,

Shop until we drop!

Overspend! Overcharge!

Oh! We just can’t stop!

Dashing through the dough!

Still have things to find!

CDs, iPhones, Elmo.

 I’m about to lose my mind!

Old Navy, Macy’s, Kohl’s!

So much left to get.

I’ve yet to meet my goals.

Home…to the internet!

 

Happy Shopping. Folks!

 

 

 

 

Dashing Through the Dough!

anne_mikolay_120While flipping through a holiday gift catalog, I came across a pillow embroidered with a catchy, little phrase perfectly defining the modern day Christmas: “Dashing Through the Dough!” Amused, I wondered. Who created this clever seasonal slogan? I then realized that I didn’t even know who wrote the beloved Christmas carol upon which the phrase is obviously based. 

“Jingle Bells,” I have learned, was written in Medford, Massachusetts in 1850 by James Lord Pierpont. Originally published in 1857 as “One Horse Open Sleigh,” the song was inspired by Medford’s popular sleigh races. Though Pierpont wrote the song to commemorate Thanksgiving, through the years it has become associated with Christmas as “Jingle Bells. “One Horse Open Sleigh” depicts life during Pierpont’s time, when well dressed ladies and gentlemen gathered for carriage rides, and horses’ tails were docked (bobtailed) to prevent them from becoming tangled in the reins. In its original form, “Jingle Bells” really has no meaning for our contemporary society. Perhaps Pierpont’s composition should be reworded to more accurately reflect present day materialistic holiday pursuits.

I am up to the challenge. 

Thus, inspired by the anonymous author of that clever merchandising phrase, and with thanks to James Lord Pierpont, I give you my version of “Jingle Bells,” retitled “Dashing Through The Dough.”

 

Dashing Through the Dough!

 

Dashing through the dough!

My credit cards in hand,

To the mall I go.

The bargains I have planned!

Outside every store,

Santa rings his bell,

Begging, “please give more!”

He’s fake, the kids can tell!

 

(chorus)

Jingle bells, jingle bells,

Shop until we drop!

Oh! What fun it is to charge!

Oh! We just can’t stop!

Jingle bells, jingle bells,

Shop until we drop!

Overspend! Overcharge!

Oh! We just can’t stop!.

Black Friday, here we go!

Shoppers, please take heed.

Got my list in tow!

Gettin’ everything I need!

Racing here and there,

I may seem out of wack.

Lookin’ for gift receipts

Cuz I ain’t comin’ back!

 

Jingle bells, jingle bells,

Shop until we drop!

Oh! What fun it is to charge!

Oh! We just can’t stop!

Jingle bells, jingle bells,

Shop until we drop!

Overspend! Overcharge!

Oh! We just can’t stop!

Dashing through the dough!

Still have things to find!

CDs, iPhones, Elmo.

 I’m about to lose my mind!

Old Navy, Macy’s, Kohl’s!

So much left to get.

I’ve yet to meet my goals.

Home…to the internet!

 

Happy Shopping. Folks!