Honoring Our Fallen Veterans With Street Signs

mt belicose ctMIDDLETOWN – The Middletown Veterans Affairs Committee met Wednesday with local officials to inspect one of the first new street signs installed to honor fallen veterans. A total of 29 signs will be added to streets to honor our fallen veterans from World War II to present. 

The commemorative sign includes the soldier’s full name, an American flag, branch of service, campaign served and a gold star in honor of their mother. A gold star signifies the soldier was killed in action. The Veterans Affairs Committee is working with Committeeman Anthony Fiore and Public Works Director Ted Maloney to install all the street signs before year’s end.

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The Veterans Affairs Committee is seeking families of Middletown’s fallen veterans. Family members are encouraged to call 732-787-8510.

 

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Local officials and members of Veterans Affairs Committee met at Belicose Court in Port Monmouth to inspect the commemorative street sign. From left are:  (front) Mayor Stephanie Murray, Veterans Affairs Committee members James Guerrieri, and Tom Garretson, (back) Veterans Affairs Committee member William Bouw, Committeeman Anthony Fiore, Ronald J. Belicose, Robert A. Belicose and Congressman Chris Smith.

Honoring Our Fallen Veterans With Street Signs

mt belicose ctMIDDLETOWN – The Middletown Veterans Affairs Committee met Wednesday with local officials to inspect one of the first new street signs installed to honor fallen veterans. A total of 29 signs will be added to streets to honor our fallen veterans from World War II to present. 

The commemorative sign includes the soldier’s full name, an American flag, branch of service, campaign served and a gold star in honor of their mother. A gold star signifies the soldier was killed in action. The Veterans Affairs Committee is working with Committeeman Anthony Fiore and Public Works Director Ted Maloney to install all the street signs before year’s end.

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The Veterans Affairs Committee is seeking families of Middletown’s fallen veterans. Family members are encouraged to call 732-787-8510.

 

Caption

Local officials and members of Veterans Affairs Committee met at Belicose Court in Port Monmouth to inspect the commemorative street sign. From left are:  (front) Mayor Stephanie Murray, Veterans Affairs Committee members James Guerrieri, and Tom Garretson, (back) Veterans Affairs Committee member William Bouw, Committeeman Anthony Fiore, Ronald J. Belicose, Robert A. Belicose and Congressman Chris Smith.

Skewed View – October 31, 2014

tom brennan 120If you were dumped by your boyfriend where would you go?  Me?  I’d go to a KFC for a week: http://yhoo.it/1rJTtF2

Worst cafe in America opens in Oakland: http://bit.ly/1tBt9RH

Iceland is known for many things, like Bjork &…Bjork.  BUT now it’s known for cooking your meal with a volcano: http://bit.ly/1wLsC2h

Just so you know: I was into artisanal  ice before it was cool: http://bit.ly/1wInNVZ

Zombies do exist.  They live in Upstate NY and get caught with 2 DUIs in 3 hours: http://bit.ly/1tYVfYF

Teletubby charged with breaking into a home and stealing Chinese food: http://bit.ly/1xHzWZr

Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out and says, “I’m proud to be gay”: http://cnnmon.ie/1wMVcyF

The domain ebola.com has just been bought for $200k to a Russian Marijuana Company.  #ThanksObama  http://bit.ly/1nIXFIA

If you’re on probation the last person you want to text about buying weed would be your probation officer, right? http://bit.ly/1zyRZ9F

What a better way to avoid going to trial that faking a come #AmIRite? http://bit.ly/1syIhdt

If you have a friend who wants to head to the beach in Volusia County Florida here’s the reason: http://bit.ly/ZXxq6e

Aw…how nice a man proposes ti his girlfriend then sets off a fireworks display. Then it sets his college on fire: http://bit.ly/1xDxjYy

There are so many people who want Ebola that it’s sold out.  Oh, I meant an Ebola plush toy has sold out: http://bit.ly/10yglRj

If you’re going to open a WalMart please do yourself a favor;buy a cash safe without wheels otherwise this can happen:http://bit.ly/13ixQGA

The day you plan on getting arrested try not to wear a “Go Directly To Jail” Monopoly T-Shirt, OK? http://nydn.us/1vnuR68

Beards are actually beneficial to grow on men.  Sorry ladies: http://bit.ly/1zhPqaN

You know that rocket that blew up this week?  Well it was supposed to take something back with it: http://bit.ly/1tl9dRT

The top 100 Sci-Fi songs of all time. This include 67 songs that are ‘kind of like’ sic-fi: http://bit.ly/1wB11PB

Looks like Amazon needs to hold a Fire (phone) sale: http://bit.ly/1wDojV5

And now you know why Apple killed the iPod Classic: http://bit.ly/139uBRx

Skewed View – October 31, 2014

tom brennan 120If you were dumped by your boyfriend where would you go?  Me?  I’d go to a KFC for a week: http://yhoo.it/1rJTtF2

Worst cafe in America opens in Oakland: http://bit.ly/1tBt9RH

Iceland is known for many things, like Bjork &…Bjork.  BUT now it’s known for cooking your meal with a volcano: http://bit.ly/1wLsC2h

Just so you know: I was into artisanal  ice before it was cool: http://bit.ly/1wInNVZ

Zombies do exist.  They live in Upstate NY and get caught with 2 DUIs in 3 hours: http://bit.ly/1tYVfYF

Teletubby charged with breaking into a home and stealing Chinese food: http://bit.ly/1xHzWZr

Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out and says, “I’m proud to be gay”: http://cnnmon.ie/1wMVcyF

The domain ebola.com has just been bought for $200k to a Russian Marijuana Company.  #ThanksObama  http://bit.ly/1nIXFIA

If you’re on probation the last person you want to text about buying weed would be your probation officer, right? http://bit.ly/1zyRZ9F

What a better way to avoid going to trial that faking a come #AmIRite? http://bit.ly/1syIhdt

If you have a friend who wants to head to the beach in Volusia County Florida here’s the reason: http://bit.ly/ZXxq6e

Aw…how nice a man proposes ti his girlfriend then sets off a fireworks display. Then it sets his college on fire: http://bit.ly/1xDxjYy

There are so many people who want Ebola that it’s sold out.  Oh, I meant an Ebola plush toy has sold out: http://bit.ly/10yglRj

If you’re going to open a WalMart please do yourself a favor;buy a cash safe without wheels otherwise this can happen:http://bit.ly/13ixQGA

The day you plan on getting arrested try not to wear a “Go Directly To Jail” Monopoly T-Shirt, OK? http://nydn.us/1vnuR68

Beards are actually beneficial to grow on men.  Sorry ladies: http://bit.ly/1zhPqaN

You know that rocket that blew up this week?  Well it was supposed to take something back with it: http://bit.ly/1tl9dRT

The top 100 Sci-Fi songs of all time. This include 67 songs that are ‘kind of like’ sic-fi: http://bit.ly/1wB11PB

Looks like Amazon needs to hold a Fire (phone) sale: http://bit.ly/1wDojV5

And now you know why Apple killed the iPod Classic: http://bit.ly/139uBRx

Culinary Delight at the 11th Annual CPC Behavioral Healthcare Food Tasting

cpc food flower power event chairsphoto L-R: John Mans, CPC President & CEO and resident of Brick; Kerry Herbert, CPC Vice President of Development and resident of Shrewsbury; Barbara Etter, Auction Chair and resident of Leonardo; Pat Geiss, co-chair and resident of Little Silver; Jane Guadagno, co-chair and resident of West Long Branch; and Don Glaser, Chair of the Board of Trustees for CPC and resident of Oakhurst.

COLTS NECK, NJ – CPC Behavioral Healthcare welcomed more than 280 guests to Trump National Golf Club Colts Neck, NJ, on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 from 6-9 p.m. for its 11th Annual Culinary Adventure.  This evening of scrumptious fare featured gourmet tastings from some of Monmouth County’s best restaurants as well as delicious desserts and specialty beverages (wine and beer, coffee and smoothies).

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Culinary Delight at the 11th Annual CPC Behavioral Healthcare Food Tasting

cpc food flower power event chairsphoto L-R: John Mans, CPC President & CEO and resident of Brick; Kerry Herbert, CPC Vice President of Development and resident of Shrewsbury; Barbara Etter, Auction Chair and resident of Leonardo; Pat Geiss, co-chair and resident of Little Silver; Jane Guadagno, co-chair and resident of West Long Branch; and Don Glaser, Chair of the Board of Trustees for CPC and resident of Oakhurst.

COLTS NECK, NJ – CPC Behavioral Healthcare welcomed more than 280 guests to Trump National Golf Club Colts Neck, NJ, on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 from 6-9 p.m. for its 11th Annual Culinary Adventure.  This evening of scrumptious fare featured gourmet tastings from some of Monmouth County’s best restaurants as well as delicious desserts and specialty beverages (wine and beer, coffee and smoothies).

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Family Adopts Children with FASD

danvance 120A pregnant woman drinking any amount of alcohol can permanently harm her baby.

No one knows this better than Sandy Hruby of Hutchinson, Minnesota, who, along with her husband, adopted two children that eventually were diagnosed with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). The National Institutes of Health states FASD can cause permanent, lifelong harm to a child, including difficulties learning and remembering, understanding and following directions, communicating and socializing, controlling emotions, and managing basic life skills.

In a telephone interview, 50-year-old Hruby said, “Of our three (adopted) children, two were diagnosed on the (FASD) spectrum. Our daughter, who now is almost 20, came from Romania. Our youngest son is 13 and he came from a foster care program.”

Their daughter arrived from overseas a bit “hyper,” she said, which Hruby attributed then to the excitement of being in new surroundings. Their daughter on arrival spoke only Romanian. The Hrubys soon learned she also had sensory issues involving certain clothing fabric and foods, and was very impulsive, often showing poor judgment.

Said Hruby, “As for her judgment, for example, for a long time, she couldn’t differentiate family members from strangers. She hadn’t been exposed to men in her (Romanian) orphanage, was fascinated with whiskers, and would go up to men with whiskers who were strangers and rub their faces.”

A physician diagnosed their daughter at age 7 with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. At first, Hruby was in denial and had to do research herself before fully believing the diagnosis. Their youngest son received his diagnosis at age 7, too. In kindergarten, he had screaming fits, broke and threw pencils, with his arms cleared books off tables, flipped chairs, and sometimes hit and kicked people in his way. It has taken much work, she said, but her children today are doing really well.

She said, “Our daughter is driving a car, holding a part-time job, and taking community college classes. Our son is doing extremely well and is almost behavior-free, in part because of getting a service dog last December.” His dog knows how to calm him, she said. Both her children for years have been medication-free. She attributed their success to a support network that includes their home, school, church, and community.

Hruby works part-time as Southwest Minnesota family resource coordinator for the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. She said, “I wouldn’t trade my kids in for the world.”

Contact: danieljvance.com. [Sponsored by Blue Valley Sod and Palmer Bus Service.]

Family Adopts Children with FASD

danvance 120A pregnant woman drinking any amount of alcohol can permanently harm her baby.

No one knows this better than Sandy Hruby of Hutchinson, Minnesota, who, along with her husband, adopted two children that eventually were diagnosed with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). The National Institutes of Health states FASD can cause permanent, lifelong harm to a child, including difficulties learning and remembering, understanding and following directions, communicating and socializing, controlling emotions, and managing basic life skills.

In a telephone interview, 50-year-old Hruby said, “Of our three (adopted) children, two were diagnosed on the (FASD) spectrum. Our daughter, who now is almost 20, came from Romania. Our youngest son is 13 and he came from a foster care program.”

Their daughter arrived from overseas a bit “hyper,” she said, which Hruby attributed then to the excitement of being in new surroundings. Their daughter on arrival spoke only Romanian. The Hrubys soon learned she also had sensory issues involving certain clothing fabric and foods, and was very impulsive, often showing poor judgment.

Said Hruby, “As for her judgment, for example, for a long time, she couldn’t differentiate family members from strangers. She hadn’t been exposed to men in her (Romanian) orphanage, was fascinated with whiskers, and would go up to men with whiskers who were strangers and rub their faces.”

A physician diagnosed their daughter at age 7 with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. At first, Hruby was in denial and had to do research herself before fully believing the diagnosis. Their youngest son received his diagnosis at age 7, too. In kindergarten, he had screaming fits, broke and threw pencils, with his arms cleared books off tables, flipped chairs, and sometimes hit and kicked people in his way. It has taken much work, she said, but her children today are doing really well.

She said, “Our daughter is driving a car, holding a part-time job, and taking community college classes. Our son is doing extremely well and is almost behavior-free, in part because of getting a service dog last December.” His dog knows how to calm him, she said. Both her children for years have been medication-free. She attributed their success to a support network that includes their home, school, church, and community.

Hruby works part-time as Southwest Minnesota family resource coordinator for the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. She said, “I wouldn’t trade my kids in for the world.”

Contact: danieljvance.com. [Sponsored by Blue Valley Sod and Palmer Bus Service.]

65th Annual Holiday Bazaar and Luncheon

holiday bazaarSaturday, November 15th      10AM – 3PM

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ -Bargains galore await you at the annual Holiday Bazaar sponsored by the Women’s Group of the United Methodist Churches of Navesink and Atlantic Highlands. This is the 65th year that the event has been held at the Atlantic Highlands Church, located at 96 Third Ave. (at Garfield Ave.)

Start your holiday shopping when the doors open at 10 AM. Luncheon is served from 11:30 AM- 1:30PM, and take-out is also available. The Bazaar features: a variety of hand-crafted items lovingly created by volunteers, home-made soups and baked goods, gently used jewelry and accessories, books, toys and Christmas decorations. See what’s new to you in the Trash to Treasure and Nearly New collections. 

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65th Annual Holiday Bazaar and Luncheon

holiday bazaarSaturday, November 15th      10AM – 3PM

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ -Bargains galore await you at the annual Holiday Bazaar sponsored by the Women’s Group of the United Methodist Churches of Navesink and Atlantic Highlands. This is the 65th year that the event has been held at the Atlantic Highlands Church, located at 96 Third Ave. (at Garfield Ave.)

Start your holiday shopping when the doors open at 10 AM. Luncheon is served from 11:30 AM- 1:30PM, and take-out is also available. The Bazaar features: a variety of hand-crafted items lovingly created by volunteers, home-made soups and baked goods, gently used jewelry and accessories, books, toys and Christmas decorations. See what’s new to you in the Trash to Treasure and Nearly New collections. 

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