Student Art on Exhibit at Red Bank, Belmar

MATAWAN, NJ – Paintings, drawings and photographs created by Monmouth County Arts High and Arts Middle School students will be on display at the Red Bank Public Library, 84 Front Street, Red Bank, and at the Belmar Public Library, 517 Tenth Avenue, Belmar, for the month of July, 2013.

The exhibit features work completed by gifted and talented students who participated in the Monmouth County Arts High or Arts Middle School. The programs, now in their 9th year, offer advanced arts classes in creative writing, dance, instrumental music, vocal music, acting and visual arts to students from public and private, and home schools in Monmouth County. Students, admitted to the program through audition, are released from their schools one afternoon each week during the spring semester to participate in the various courses that are taught by professional artists.

Works from twenty-nine Monmouth County students were selected for the exhibit this year:  Tide Trogu – Belmar Elementary School; Laryn Lewallen – Joseph R. Bolger MS; Gabriella Mercado – Freehold Intermediate School; Catarina Breithoff, Amy Conrad, Krupa Lanka, Hannah Moses, Abigail Smith, Madeline Williams – Henry Hudson Regional School; Jennifer Lent – Holmdel HS; Kelly Gibson – Home Schooled; Nadia Syed – Keyport HS; Daniel Friedman – Long Branch HS; Dylan Segalewitz – Manalapan High School; Xander Bossone – Manasquan Elementary; Jessi Lembo, Rachel McCarthy – Manasquan HS; Brianna DeRose – Marlboro HS; Stephany McDonald – Middletown HS North; Cori Dussman – Middletown HS South;

Molly Leech, Chudney Patterson – Monmouth Regional HS; Alex Melendez, Olivia Nash, Brandon Waller – Neptune HS; Bailey Foreman – W.R. Satz Intermediate School; Joanne Chung – Tinton Falls Middle School; Cullen Finlayson – Voyagers Community School; Dakota Fein – Wall Intermediate School.

For more information on the exhibit or the Monmouth County Arts High or Arts Middle School programs, or to obtain an application contact the Arts & Education Center at 732-566-ARTS(2787), email [email protected], or visit our website at www.artshigh.net.

This program has been made possible in part by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/ Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Student Art on Exhibit at Red Bank, Belmar

MATAWAN, NJ – Paintings, drawings and photographs created by Monmouth County Arts High and Arts Middle School students will be on display at the Red Bank Public Library, 84 Front Street, Red Bank, and at the Belmar Public Library, 517 Tenth Avenue, Belmar, for the month of July, 2013.

The exhibit features work completed by gifted and talented students who participated in the Monmouth County Arts High or Arts Middle School. The programs, now in their 9th year, offer advanced arts classes in creative writing, dance, instrumental music, vocal music, acting and visual arts to students from public and private, and home schools in Monmouth County. Students, admitted to the program through audition, are released from their schools one afternoon each week during the spring semester to participate in the various courses that are taught by professional artists.

Works from twenty-nine Monmouth County students were selected for the exhibit this year:  Tide Trogu – Belmar Elementary School; Laryn Lewallen – Joseph R. Bolger MS; Gabriella Mercado – Freehold Intermediate School; Catarina Breithoff, Amy Conrad, Krupa Lanka, Hannah Moses, Abigail Smith, Madeline Williams – Henry Hudson Regional School; Jennifer Lent – Holmdel HS; Kelly Gibson – Home Schooled; Nadia Syed – Keyport HS; Daniel Friedman – Long Branch HS; Dylan Segalewitz – Manalapan High School; Xander Bossone – Manasquan Elementary; Jessi Lembo, Rachel McCarthy – Manasquan HS; Brianna DeRose – Marlboro HS; Stephany McDonald – Middletown HS North; Cori Dussman – Middletown HS South;

Molly Leech, Chudney Patterson – Monmouth Regional HS; Alex Melendez, Olivia Nash, Brandon Waller – Neptune HS; Bailey Foreman – W.R. Satz Intermediate School; Joanne Chung – Tinton Falls Middle School; Cullen Finlayson – Voyagers Community School; Dakota Fein – Wall Intermediate School.

For more information on the exhibit or the Monmouth County Arts High or Arts Middle School programs, or to obtain an application contact the Arts & Education Center at 732-566-ARTS(2787), email [email protected], or visit our website at www.artshigh.net.

This program has been made possible in part by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/ Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Submarine Discovery Focus of Hoboken Documentary

In 1931, Britain’s most advanced submarine collided with a cargo ship off the coast of China and sank. Three hours later, six sailors surfaced, barely conscious. They were the first men ever to escape from a sunken submarine using a proto-scuba device. Their story hit headlines and went on to inspire a feature film. The miraculous escape changed marine safety forever. But their names, and their submarine, gradually sank into obscurity.

Historian and scuba instructor Steven Schwankert, who splits his time between Beijing and Atlantic Highlands, NJ, was looking for nearby wrecks to dive when he found HMS Poseidon on a list of unexplored sites. This shadow diver’s six-year search for the submarine started as a private obsession, but went on to challenge official accounts of the escape, and bring together the lost pieces of a story that touches on the history of Britain and China in the 1930s, the 1970s and the present day.

The film will have its world premiere on Monday, June 3, 2013, in Middletown, NY, as part of the Hoboken International Film Festival. 

Submarine Discovery Focus of Hoboken Documentary

In 1931, Britain’s most advanced submarine collided with a cargo ship off the coast of China and sank. Three hours later, six sailors surfaced, barely conscious. They were the first men ever to escape from a sunken submarine using a proto-scuba device. Their story hit headlines and went on to inspire a feature film. The miraculous escape changed marine safety forever. But their names, and their submarine, gradually sank into obscurity.

Historian and scuba instructor Steven Schwankert, who splits his time between Beijing and Atlantic Highlands, NJ, was looking for nearby wrecks to dive when he found HMS Poseidon on a list of unexplored sites. This shadow diver’s six-year search for the submarine started as a private obsession, but went on to challenge official accounts of the escape, and bring together the lost pieces of a story that touches on the history of Britain and China in the 1930s, the 1970s and the present day.

The film will have its world premiere on Monday, June 3, 2013, in Middletown, NY, as part of the Hoboken International Film Festival. 

RBR PTO Makes Contribution to the Source Foundation Hurricane Relief Fund

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Pictured (left to right) is PTO Vice President,- Jhanna Even, Shrewsbury, and PTO President Ilene Reynolds, Little Silver with RBR Principal Risa Clay at a recent RBR Board meeting where the PTO presented the high school with a $3,000 check for the RBR Hurricane Relief Fund. The donation comes at a crucial time to help the RBR families most affected by Super Storm Sandy who are incurring major expenses to rebuild their homes. 

Little Silver, NJ –  At a recent Red Bank Regional (RBR) Board of Education meeting, the RBR PTO presented a check for $3,000 to The SOURCE, which administers the Hurricane Relief fund for RBR families most adversely affected by Hurricane Sandy. Over 70 of the high school’s students were displaced by the October super storm.

RBR PTO President Ilene Reynolds stated, “The Red Bank Regional High School PTO is pleased to provide another contribution for those in our RBR family who continue to struggle with the effects of Sandy. There are still many in our RBR community who are displaced and in the process of rebuilding. We hope that our gift will help many RBR families as they work towards a return to their homes.”

The RBRHS PTO works throughout the school year to provide RBR students and staff with programs that recognize student achievements, enhance the school environment, show appreciation for teachers and staff and support as well as inform their parent community.

RBR PTO Makes Contribution to the Source Foundation Hurricane Relief Fund

rbr_pto

Pictured (left to right) is PTO Vice President,- Jhanna Even, Shrewsbury, and PTO President Ilene Reynolds, Little Silver with RBR Principal Risa Clay at a recent RBR Board meeting where the PTO presented the high school with a $3,000 check for the RBR Hurricane Relief Fund. The donation comes at a crucial time to help the RBR families most affected by Super Storm Sandy who are incurring major expenses to rebuild their homes. 

Little Silver, NJ –  At a recent Red Bank Regional (RBR) Board of Education meeting, the RBR PTO presented a check for $3,000 to The SOURCE, which administers the Hurricane Relief fund for RBR families most adversely affected by Hurricane Sandy. Over 70 of the high school’s students were displaced by the October super storm.

RBR PTO President Ilene Reynolds stated, “The Red Bank Regional High School PTO is pleased to provide another contribution for those in our RBR family who continue to struggle with the effects of Sandy. There are still many in our RBR community who are displaced and in the process of rebuilding. We hope that our gift will help many RBR families as they work towards a return to their homes.”

The RBRHS PTO works throughout the school year to provide RBR students and staff with programs that recognize student achievements, enhance the school environment, show appreciation for teachers and staff and support as well as inform their parent community.

Donate Blood – Help Save Lives

Type O Negative Blood In Short Supply!

New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS), a division of the New York Blood Center (NYBC), is calling upon people in the communities it serves, to schedule an appointment to donate blood or consider sponsoring a drive.

Type O negative, which is the universal blood type, is currently in short supply. The need for type O negative is greater because it can be transfused into any other types and is found in just 6 percent of the population. Type O negative is more often used by patients with other blood types in emergency rooms and trauma situations.

The need for blood is constant due to its 42 day shelf life and the only place to get this precious resource is from volunteer donors.

Qualified donors in generally good health should be 17 years of age, or 16 with parental permission, weigh 110 pounds, and present photo or signed ID. Donors over 75 years of age can also keep donating with a note from their physician.

Nationwide, 60% of the population is eligible to donate blood, yet only 2% actually give.  Every day in the U.S. approximately 39,000 units of blood are required in hospitals and emergency treatment facilities to treat patients with cancer and other diseases, to support organ transplant recipients and accident and trauma victims.

To make an appointment to donate blood, or persons with questions of medical eligibility should call 1-800-933-BLOOD (2566).

Or visit: www.nybloodcenter.org

Our Call to Action: Organize a Blood Drive!

Any company, community organization, place of worship, or individual may host a blood drive.

To schedule your very own blood drive please contact:

Marie Forrestal 732-220-7184 [email protected]

 

 

About New York Blood Center:

New York Blood Center (NYBC) is one of the nation’s largest non-profit, community-based blood centers. NYBC has been providing blood, transfusion products and services to patients in greater New York since 1964.  NYBC is also home to the Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute and the National Cord Blood Program at the Howard P. Milstein National Cord Blood Center, the world’s largest public cord blood bank.  NYBC provides medical services and programs (Clinical, Transfusion, and Hemophilia Services) through our medical professionals and transfusion medicine physicians.

 

Donate Blood – Help Save Lives

Type O Negative Blood In Short Supply!

New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS), a division of the New York Blood Center (NYBC), is calling upon people in the communities it serves, to schedule an appointment to donate blood or consider sponsoring a drive.

Type O negative, which is the universal blood type, is currently in short supply. The need for type O negative is greater because it can be transfused into any other types and is found in just 6 percent of the population. Type O negative is more often used by patients with other blood types in emergency rooms and trauma situations.

The need for blood is constant due to its 42 day shelf life and the only place to get this precious resource is from volunteer donors.

Qualified donors in generally good health should be 17 years of age, or 16 with parental permission, weigh 110 pounds, and present photo or signed ID. Donors over 75 years of age can also keep donating with a note from their physician.

Nationwide, 60% of the population is eligible to donate blood, yet only 2% actually give.  Every day in the U.S. approximately 39,000 units of blood are required in hospitals and emergency treatment facilities to treat patients with cancer and other diseases, to support organ transplant recipients and accident and trauma victims.

To make an appointment to donate blood, or persons with questions of medical eligibility should call 1-800-933-BLOOD (2566).

Or visit: www.nybloodcenter.org

Our Call to Action: Organize a Blood Drive!

Any company, community organization, place of worship, or individual may host a blood drive.

To schedule your very own blood drive please contact:

Marie Forrestal 732-220-7184 [email protected]

 

 

About New York Blood Center:

New York Blood Center (NYBC) is one of the nation’s largest non-profit, community-based blood centers. NYBC has been providing blood, transfusion products and services to patients in greater New York since 1964.  NYBC is also home to the Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute and the National Cord Blood Program at the Howard P. Milstein National Cord Blood Center, the world’s largest public cord blood bank.  NYBC provides medical services and programs (Clinical, Transfusion, and Hemophilia Services) through our medical professionals and transfusion medicine physicians.

 

Living History at Poricy Park – Joseph Murray Day

MIDDLETOWN, NJ  – Poricy Park Conservancy located in Middletown, NJ, will hold Joseph Murray Day on Saturday, June 8, 1:00pm to 4:30pm.

The day’s events include tours of the historic Murray Farmhouse and Barn, presentations, and demonstrations using the spinning wheel, weaving, wood working, colonial games and chores for children, colonial gardening, fence building, and more Discussions and presentations scheduled include “Abigail Adams” an early feminist; and “Something About George.” There will also be a black powder Musket fire demonstration, which is loud! The day culminates with a live history reenactment of events from 233 years ago. Visitors are encouraged to bring their cameras and take photos, and have fun at the colonial photo op on the Farmhouse lawn. A detailed schedule of the day’s events is available on-line at www.PoricyPark.org

Appropriate for adults and children ages 7 and up; children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. Walk-ins welcome, but pre-registration is encouraged to help accelerate entrance. Regular program fees apply: $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Maximum per family household is $20 members with PPC Family Membership or higher and $25 non-members; (one discount per household).

Poricy Park Conservancy is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization located at 345 Oak Hill Road, Middletown Township, NJ. All community and summer camp programs are run by Poricy Park Conservancy. With exceptional ecological resources, the 250 acre historical and nature site makes it one of the largest parks in Monmouth County. The Park offers recreational activities such as magnificent wooded hiking trails, bird watching, pristine pond settings, fishing, and a one-of-a-kind 70 million year-old Cretaceous fossil bed. Poricy Park is home to the 1770 NJ Historic Murray Farmhouse and Barn. The Nature Center is open Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm; weekend hours generally are 11:00am – 4:00pm but may fluctuate based on pre-scheduled birthday parties, group and community programs. For additional information, call the Nature Center at 732-842-5966 or visit www.poricypark.org.

Living History at Poricy Park – Joseph Murray Day

MIDDLETOWN, NJ  – Poricy Park Conservancy located in Middletown, NJ, will hold Joseph Murray Day on Saturday, June 8, 1:00pm to 4:30pm.

The day’s events include tours of the historic Murray Farmhouse and Barn, presentations, and demonstrations using the spinning wheel, weaving, wood working, colonial games and chores for children, colonial gardening, fence building, and more Discussions and presentations scheduled include “Abigail Adams” an early feminist; and “Something About George.” There will also be a black powder Musket fire demonstration, which is loud! The day culminates with a live history reenactment of events from 233 years ago. Visitors are encouraged to bring their cameras and take photos, and have fun at the colonial photo op on the Farmhouse lawn. A detailed schedule of the day’s events is available on-line at www.PoricyPark.org

Appropriate for adults and children ages 7 and up; children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. Walk-ins welcome, but pre-registration is encouraged to help accelerate entrance. Regular program fees apply: $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Maximum per family household is $20 members with PPC Family Membership or higher and $25 non-members; (one discount per household).

Poricy Park Conservancy is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization located at 345 Oak Hill Road, Middletown Township, NJ. All community and summer camp programs are run by Poricy Park Conservancy. With exceptional ecological resources, the 250 acre historical and nature site makes it one of the largest parks in Monmouth County. The Park offers recreational activities such as magnificent wooded hiking trails, bird watching, pristine pond settings, fishing, and a one-of-a-kind 70 million year-old Cretaceous fossil bed. Poricy Park is home to the 1770 NJ Historic Murray Farmhouse and Barn. The Nature Center is open Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm; weekend hours generally are 11:00am – 4:00pm but may fluctuate based on pre-scheduled birthday parties, group and community programs. For additional information, call the Nature Center at 732-842-5966 or visit www.poricypark.org.