Habitat Homes for Hope 5K Run/Walk at Monmouth University

Event: Habitat Homes for Hope 5K Run/Walk

Date:   April 1, 2012

Time: 10 a.m.

Location:  Monmouth University Kessler Field

Registration cost:  $25 or $20 before February 29

Online registration: www.westmonhabitat.org

West Long Branch, NJ – Western Monmouth Habitat for Humanity and Northeastern Monmouth Habitat for Humanity are partnering with Monmouth University to sponsor Habitat Homes for Hope 5K Run/Walk on April 1, 2012.  Proceeds from the event will go toward the construction of two homes for eligible Monmouth County families.

The course will being at the Monmouth University Kessler Field (Track and Football Stadium), loop through West Long Branch, then back to Kessler Field.  Awards will be given to the top runners in their age categories.

Participants can register online at www.westmonhabitat.org.  Registration is $25 or $20 before February 29.

For more information, contact Lauren Sampson at 732-431-5355 or [email protected].

Western Monmouth Habitat for Humanity and Northeastern Monmouth Habitat for Humanity are affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry dedicated to eliminating substandard housing worldwide.  Although Habitat for Humanity is a Christian Ministry, all are welcome to participate regardless of race, creed or religion.

Habitat Homes for Hope 5K Run/Walk at Monmouth University

Event: Habitat Homes for Hope 5K Run/Walk

Date:   April 1, 2012

Time: 10 a.m.

Location:  Monmouth University Kessler Field

Registration cost:  $25 or $20 before February 29

Online registration: www.westmonhabitat.org

West Long Branch, NJ – Western Monmouth Habitat for Humanity and Northeastern Monmouth Habitat for Humanity are partnering with Monmouth University to sponsor Habitat Homes for Hope 5K Run/Walk on April 1, 2012.  Proceeds from the event will go toward the construction of two homes for eligible Monmouth County families.

The course will being at the Monmouth University Kessler Field (Track and Football Stadium), loop through West Long Branch, then back to Kessler Field.  Awards will be given to the top runners in their age categories.

Participants can register online at www.westmonhabitat.org.  Registration is $25 or $20 before February 29.

For more information, contact Lauren Sampson at 732-431-5355 or [email protected].

Western Monmouth Habitat for Humanity and Northeastern Monmouth Habitat for Humanity are affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry dedicated to eliminating substandard housing worldwide.  Although Habitat for Humanity is a Christian Ministry, all are welcome to participate regardless of race, creed or religion.

Annulment Information Evenings Planned in English and Spanish

TRENTON, NJ – The Diocese of Trenton will host three Annulment Information Evenings for all those interested in learning the facts about this process.  Sponsored by the diocesan Tribunal Office, the program will be held in English March 8 in Sacred Heart Church, 260 High St., Mount Holly, and repeated March 15 in St. Benedict Church, 165 Bethany Rd., Holmdel.  The program will be held in Spanish March 28 in Holy Spirit Church, 705 Second Ave., Asbury Park.  All events will run from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. During the evening, a tribunal judge and annulment advocate will explain the annulment process and answer questions. 

For details, contact Nelida Agosto at 609-406-7434 or e-mail [email protected].  For further information about this or other diocesan events, visit the diocesan website at www.dioceseoftrenton.org.

Annulment Information Evenings Planned in English and Spanish

TRENTON, NJ – The Diocese of Trenton will host three Annulment Information Evenings for all those interested in learning the facts about this process.  Sponsored by the diocesan Tribunal Office, the program will be held in English March 8 in Sacred Heart Church, 260 High St., Mount Holly, and repeated March 15 in St. Benedict Church, 165 Bethany Rd., Holmdel.  The program will be held in Spanish March 28 in Holy Spirit Church, 705 Second Ave., Asbury Park.  All events will run from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. During the evening, a tribunal judge and annulment advocate will explain the annulment process and answer questions. 

For details, contact Nelida Agosto at 609-406-7434 or e-mail [email protected].  For further information about this or other diocesan events, visit the diocesan website at www.dioceseoftrenton.org.

Brookdale Visiting Writers to Host Tiphanie Yanique March 5

Lincroft, NJ –Brookdale’s acclaimed Visiting Writers Series will host acclaimed fiction, poetry and essay writer Tiphanie Yanique on Monday, March 5

From the blog at repeatingisland.com, comments on her most recent work include;   Tiphanie Yanique’s How to Escape from a Leper Colony: A Novella and Stories is “an enthralling debut collection from a singular Caribbean voice.” For the most part, the stories (and novella) are set on the U.S. Virgin Islands and other Caribbean islands, and the United Kingdom. Comparing her to Gabriel García Márquez, Edwidge Danticat, and Maryse Condé, the publisher’s descriptions states, “Part oral history, part postcolonial narrative, How to Escape from a Leper Colony is ultimately a loving portrait of a wholly unique place. [. . .] Tiphanie Yanique has crafted a book that is heartbreaking, hilarious, magical, and mesmerizing.

Yanique’s fiction, poetry or essays can be found in the Best African American Fiction, Transition Magazine, American Short Fiction, The London Magazine, Prism International, Callaloo, and other journals and anthologies. She has had residencies with Bread Loaf, Callaloo, Squaw Valley and the Cropper Foundation for Caribbean Writers.

Her awards include a Pushcart Prize, the Kore Press Fiction Prize, The Academy of American Poets Prize, a Fulbright Scholarship in writing, a Boston Review Fiction Prize, and the 2010 Rona Jaffe Prize in Fiction.

The Visiting Writers Series presentations feature a complimentary coffee and biscotti bar. The event is free; $3 suggested donation for the Brookdale Community College Writing Club. The monies are used to underwrite educational field trips for students. The Office of Student Life and Activities and the Creative Writing Club co-sponsor the Series.

Additional Spring Visiting Writers events will be held April 3 & 24. For more specific information regarding the Series, contact Suzanne Parker at [email protected] or call 732-224-2650.

Brookdale Visiting Writers to Host Tiphanie Yanique March 5

Lincroft, NJ –Brookdale’s acclaimed Visiting Writers Series will host acclaimed fiction, poetry and essay writer Tiphanie Yanique on Monday, March 5

From the blog at repeatingisland.com, comments on her most recent work include;   Tiphanie Yanique’s How to Escape from a Leper Colony: A Novella and Stories is “an enthralling debut collection from a singular Caribbean voice.” For the most part, the stories (and novella) are set on the U.S. Virgin Islands and other Caribbean islands, and the United Kingdom. Comparing her to Gabriel García Márquez, Edwidge Danticat, and Maryse Condé, the publisher’s descriptions states, “Part oral history, part postcolonial narrative, How to Escape from a Leper Colony is ultimately a loving portrait of a wholly unique place. [. . .] Tiphanie Yanique has crafted a book that is heartbreaking, hilarious, magical, and mesmerizing.

Yanique’s fiction, poetry or essays can be found in the Best African American Fiction, Transition Magazine, American Short Fiction, The London Magazine, Prism International, Callaloo, and other journals and anthologies. She has had residencies with Bread Loaf, Callaloo, Squaw Valley and the Cropper Foundation for Caribbean Writers.

Her awards include a Pushcart Prize, the Kore Press Fiction Prize, The Academy of American Poets Prize, a Fulbright Scholarship in writing, a Boston Review Fiction Prize, and the 2010 Rona Jaffe Prize in Fiction.

The Visiting Writers Series presentations feature a complimentary coffee and biscotti bar. The event is free; $3 suggested donation for the Brookdale Community College Writing Club. The monies are used to underwrite educational field trips for students. The Office of Student Life and Activities and the Creative Writing Club co-sponsor the Series.

Additional Spring Visiting Writers events will be held April 3 & 24. For more specific information regarding the Series, contact Suzanne Parker at [email protected] or call 732-224-2650.

Farewell, Davy (1945-2012)

anne_mikolay_2012_120It’s a sad day when a favorite celebrity dies. Davy Jones (The Monkees) passed away today (2/29/2012) in Florida at the age of 66 after suffering a heart attack.

I well remember watching The Monkees premiere episode in September, 1966. My dad thought it was an utterly ridiculous show; I was too young at that time and far too enamored with Davy Jones (weren’t all little girls?) to realize my dad was correct. I saved my allowance to purchase all The Monkees albums and wore out the needle on my record player listening to Davy’s song, “Daydream Believer.” I giggled every time those silly, little stars twinkled in Davy’s eyes on the The Monkees show (all Monkee fans know what I mean) and was thrilled with Davy’s guest appearance on The Brady Bunch.

The recording industry’s distaste for The Monkees was no secret; The Monkees were highly criticized in the beginning of their career for not playing their own instruments. In response, they banded together to master skills needed to become a cohesive, talented group of musicians. Like a lot of bands and teen idols of the 60s, The Monkees faded away.  Through the years, I followed Davy Jones’ career and got a real kick out of it when Nickelodeon’s reruns of The Monkees ignited fresh Monkee-Mania in my kids. Attending a Monkees reunion concert at the PNC with my family is a treasured memory. Those three “old guys” (Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork) put on a fantastic show; even my stoic husband was out of his seat with the rest of the audience, clapping, singing, dancing.

I’m deeply saddened by Davy Jones’ sudden passing. Pennsylvania, his home state, probably won’t lower the flag for him as New Jersey did for its beloved Whitney Houston, and it is unlikely that his memorial services will be televised as hers were. It can be argued, I suppose, that Davy Jones’ celebrity is not on par with that of Whitney Houston, but for people like me – former starry-eyed Davy Jones fans who grew to appreciate the man’s musical talents and to admire his life dedicated to home and family – a light equally bright has gone out.

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Davy Jones (December 30, 1945 – February 29, 2012)

Farewell, Davy Jones. Thank you for the memories. You will be missed.      

Farewell, Davy (1945-2012)

anne_mikolay_2012_120It’s a sad day when a favorite celebrity dies. Davy Jones (The Monkees) passed away today (2/29/2012) in Florida at the age of 66 after suffering a heart attack.

I well remember watching The Monkees premiere episode in September, 1966. My dad thought it was an utterly ridiculous show; I was too young at that time and far too enamored with Davy Jones (weren’t all little girls?) to realize my dad was correct. I saved my allowance to purchase all The Monkees albums and wore out the needle on my record player listening to Davy’s song, “Daydream Believer.” I giggled every time those silly, little stars twinkled in Davy’s eyes on the The Monkees show (all Monkee fans know what I mean) and was thrilled with Davy’s guest appearance on The Brady Bunch.

The recording industry’s distaste for The Monkees was no secret; The Monkees were highly criticized in the beginning of their career for not playing their own instruments. In response, they banded together to master skills needed to become a cohesive, talented group of musicians. Like a lot of bands and teen idols of the 60s, The Monkees faded away.  Through the years, I followed Davy Jones’ career and got a real kick out of it when Nickelodeon’s reruns of The Monkees ignited fresh Monkee-Mania in my kids. Attending a Monkees reunion concert at the PNC with my family is a treasured memory. Those three “old guys” (Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork) put on a fantastic show; even my stoic husband was out of his seat with the rest of the audience, clapping, singing, dancing.

I’m deeply saddened by Davy Jones’ sudden passing. Pennsylvania, his home state, probably won’t lower the flag for him as New Jersey did for its beloved Whitney Houston, and it is unlikely that his memorial services will be televised as hers were. It can be argued, I suppose, that Davy Jones’ celebrity is not on par with that of Whitney Houston, but for people like me – former starry-eyed Davy Jones fans who grew to appreciate the man’s musical talents and to admire his life dedicated to home and family – a light equally bright has gone out.

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Davy Jones (December 30, 1945 – February 29, 2012)

Farewell, Davy Jones. Thank you for the memories. You will be missed.      

Scientific Peer Review of Prostate Cancer Research Applications for the Department of Defense

LONG BRANCH, NJ – Prostate cancer advocate Robert Sherman  recently participated in the evaluation of research applications submitted to the Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP) sponsored by the Department of Defense. Robert  was nominated for participation in the program by US-TOO a national prostate cancer consumer education group.  Robert  is the leader of the US-TOO prostate cancer support group that meets at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch. As a consumer reviewer, he was a full voting member, along with prominent scientists, at meetings to help determine how the $80 million appropriated by Congress for Fiscal Year 2011 (FY11) will be spent on future prostate cancer research.

Consumer reviewers are asked to represent the collective view of prostate cancer survivors and patients, family members, and persons at risk for the disease when they prepare comments on the impact of the research on issues such as disease prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life after treatment. Commenting on his role as a consumer reviewer, Robert said that as one who does research every day to keep myself and men in our Prostate cancer support group up to date , this was an amazing experience”

Consumer advocates and scientists have worked together in this unique partnership to evaluate the scientific merit of prostate cancer research applications since 1997. To date, more than 340 consumer reviewers have served on prostate cancer panels alongside scientists in the review process. Colonel Jeffrey C. Leggit, M.D., Director of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, expressed his appreciation for the perspectives of the consumer advocates in the scientific review sessions.  “The Consumer Reviewers on each panel are instrumental in helping the scientists understand the patient’s perspective and provided valuable insight into the potential impact of the proposed project.  They bring with them a sense of urgency and remind all of the human element involved in medical research.”

Thousands of prostate cancer research applications will be reviewed for 2011 fiscal year funds. Scientists applying propose to conduct innovative prostate cancer research aimed at the elimination of prostate cancer. The PCRP fills important gaps not addressed by other funding agencies by supporting groundbreaking, high-risk, high-gain research while encouraging out-of-the-box thinking.

More information about the Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program is available at the Website: http://cdmrp.army.mil.

 

Scientific Peer Review of Prostate Cancer Research Applications for the Department of Defense

LONG BRANCH, NJ – Prostate cancer advocate Robert Sherman  recently participated in the evaluation of research applications submitted to the Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP) sponsored by the Department of Defense. Robert  was nominated for participation in the program by US-TOO a national prostate cancer consumer education group.  Robert  is the leader of the US-TOO prostate cancer support group that meets at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch. As a consumer reviewer, he was a full voting member, along with prominent scientists, at meetings to help determine how the $80 million appropriated by Congress for Fiscal Year 2011 (FY11) will be spent on future prostate cancer research.

Consumer reviewers are asked to represent the collective view of prostate cancer survivors and patients, family members, and persons at risk for the disease when they prepare comments on the impact of the research on issues such as disease prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life after treatment. Commenting on his role as a consumer reviewer, Robert said that as one who does research every day to keep myself and men in our Prostate cancer support group up to date , this was an amazing experience”

Consumer advocates and scientists have worked together in this unique partnership to evaluate the scientific merit of prostate cancer research applications since 1997. To date, more than 340 consumer reviewers have served on prostate cancer panels alongside scientists in the review process. Colonel Jeffrey C. Leggit, M.D., Director of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, expressed his appreciation for the perspectives of the consumer advocates in the scientific review sessions.  “The Consumer Reviewers on each panel are instrumental in helping the scientists understand the patient’s perspective and provided valuable insight into the potential impact of the proposed project.  They bring with them a sense of urgency and remind all of the human element involved in medical research.”

Thousands of prostate cancer research applications will be reviewed for 2011 fiscal year funds. Scientists applying propose to conduct innovative prostate cancer research aimed at the elimination of prostate cancer. The PCRP fills important gaps not addressed by other funding agencies by supporting groundbreaking, high-risk, high-gain research while encouraging out-of-the-box thinking.

More information about the Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program is available at the Website: http://cdmrp.army.mil.