Monmouth County Historical Association names new Director of Development and Communications

mcha lisa maherFREEHOLD, NJ – Lisa Maher has been named Director of Development and Communications for the Monmouth County Historical Association. In announcing the appointment, Director Dr. Evelyn C. Murphy said, “We are delighted to welcome Lisa to the Association team. She brings a wealth of knowledge of fundraising practice, public relations skills, and a wonderful enthusiasm for our programs and mission.”

At the Historical Association, Ms. Maher will be responsible for fundraising from events, corporate, foundation, individual and government sources in addition to promoting strong public awareness for the Association through traditional media and social networking opportunities. Maher has held a number of development positions at Columbia University and was most recently associate director of individual giving. She is a graduate of George Washington University, Washington, D.C., where she earned a BA in international affairs, and New York University where she earned an MPA in nonprofit management. 

Established in 1898 and headquartered in Freehold, Monmouth County Historical Association operates a Museum, a Library and Archives and five Historic Houses in Monmouth County. Its museum collection holds more than 30,000 artifacts; its library and archives hold over 10,000 primary and secondary resource materials related to the history and genealogy of the area dating from the 17th century to the present; its historic houses give visitors a unique glimpse of the past. The Association has an active education program sharing history with school children and with the general public.

“Dr. Murphy and the Association have spearheaded excellent ideas and programs to meet the Association’s goals over the years,” Maher said, “they have set a high standard for me to follow. Given the enthusiasm of the staff, the importance of Monmouth County in the history and formation of the country, and the vitality of this section of the nation, I am confident my fund raising involvement will be well received by a public so proud and aware of the history of this area.”

Monmouth County Historical Association is a private non-profit organization that has been working to preserve history and provide educational opportunities since its founding in 1898.  The Historical Association’s Museum and Library is located at 70 Court Street, Freehold, New Jersey.  Museum hours are: Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The Library is open Wednesday through Saturday.  The Historic Houses are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  For membership or admission fees and further information, please call (732) 462-1466 or visit our web site at www.monmouthhistory.org. 

Monmouth County Historical Association received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.

Monmouth County Historical Association names new Director of Development and Communications

mcha lisa maherFREEHOLD, NJ – Lisa Maher has been named Director of Development and Communications for the Monmouth County Historical Association. In announcing the appointment, Director Dr. Evelyn C. Murphy said, “We are delighted to welcome Lisa to the Association team. She brings a wealth of knowledge of fundraising practice, public relations skills, and a wonderful enthusiasm for our programs and mission.”

At the Historical Association, Ms. Maher will be responsible for fundraising from events, corporate, foundation, individual and government sources in addition to promoting strong public awareness for the Association through traditional media and social networking opportunities. Maher has held a number of development positions at Columbia University and was most recently associate director of individual giving. She is a graduate of George Washington University, Washington, D.C., where she earned a BA in international affairs, and New York University where she earned an MPA in nonprofit management. 

Established in 1898 and headquartered in Freehold, Monmouth County Historical Association operates a Museum, a Library and Archives and five Historic Houses in Monmouth County. Its museum collection holds more than 30,000 artifacts; its library and archives hold over 10,000 primary and secondary resource materials related to the history and genealogy of the area dating from the 17th century to the present; its historic houses give visitors a unique glimpse of the past. The Association has an active education program sharing history with school children and with the general public.

“Dr. Murphy and the Association have spearheaded excellent ideas and programs to meet the Association’s goals over the years,” Maher said, “they have set a high standard for me to follow. Given the enthusiasm of the staff, the importance of Monmouth County in the history and formation of the country, and the vitality of this section of the nation, I am confident my fund raising involvement will be well received by a public so proud and aware of the history of this area.”

Monmouth County Historical Association is a private non-profit organization that has been working to preserve history and provide educational opportunities since its founding in 1898.  The Historical Association’s Museum and Library is located at 70 Court Street, Freehold, New Jersey.  Museum hours are: Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The Library is open Wednesday through Saturday.  The Historic Houses are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  For membership or admission fees and further information, please call (732) 462-1466 or visit our web site at www.monmouthhistory.org. 

Monmouth County Historical Association received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.

Production to Support Mater Dei Prep and CBA

mac a little murderMIDDLETOWN, NJ – A production of  “A Little Murder Never Hurt Anyone” will be performed August 15th and 16th at the Middletown Arts Center – 36 Church Street in Middletown, New Jersey to benefit Mater Dei Prep and Christian Brothers Academy

In less than 3 weeks, come out and see the New “Constellation Production Company” in “A Little Murder Never Hurt Anyone” This production was written by Ron Bernas and is directed by Kyle Hayesand will run Saturday, August 15th (8PM) and Sunday, August 16th (3PM) at the Middletown Arts Center at 36 Church Street in Middletown, New Jersey and features an extremely talented cast.

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Production to Support Mater Dei Prep and CBA

mac a little murderMIDDLETOWN, NJ – A production of  “A Little Murder Never Hurt Anyone” will be performed August 15th and 16th at the Middletown Arts Center – 36 Church Street in Middletown, New Jersey to benefit Mater Dei Prep and Christian Brothers Academy

In less than 3 weeks, come out and see the New “Constellation Production Company” in “A Little Murder Never Hurt Anyone” This production was written by Ron Bernas and is directed by Kyle Hayesand will run Saturday, August 15th (8PM) and Sunday, August 16th (3PM) at the Middletown Arts Center at 36 Church Street in Middletown, New Jersey and features an extremely talented cast.

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If Outdoors, Wear Insect Repellant

Whether at home or traveling, always protect yourself

FREEHOLD, NJ – It is often easy to forget to put on insect repellant, but the Monmouth County Mosquito Control Division is reminding residents to avoid itchy mosquito bites and possible disease by always using insect repellant at home and when traveling.

“Whenever you go outdoors, even if it is only for a few minutes, you should protect yourself from mosquitoes and the diseases they can carry,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso, liaison to Mosquito Control. “Even though all mosquitoes can carry diseases, residents should be on the lookout for the Asian Tiger mosquito.”

The Asian tiger mosquito, or ATM, is a medium-sized black and white mosquito that feeds during the day and primarily on people. It was first discovered in Monmouth County in 1995 and has since spread throughout our communities and greatly increased in numbers. It is extremely aggressive and can potentially transmit several diseases including West Nile Virus and Dog Heartworm.

“The larvae of the ATM can be found living in water collected in containers of almost any size,” said DiMaso. “A container, as small as a soda bottle top, may be home to hundreds of mosquito larvae.”

Commonly found containers include old tires, buckets, children’s toys, flower pot saucers, tarps and bird baths. Less known containers include holes in portable basketball hoop bases, flexible downspout extensions, and boats. Any container that can hold water for more than seven days can provide a home for mosquito larvae.

There are several ways to prevent creating a home for mosquito larvae, which include:

  • Keep buckets, wheel barrows, trash bins, etc. free of standing water.
  • Change water in kiddie pools, pet dishes and bird baths at least every seven days.
  • Discard all unwanted containers like empty cans and old tires.

Monmouth County residents can dispose of rim-less tires, free of charge, at the Monmouth County Reclamation Center. For more information call 732-683-8686 or visit www.visitmonmouth.com.

For more information on mosquito-borne diseases and home mosquito control methods, visit the Monmouth County Mosquito Control Division webpage at www.visitmonmouth.com.

If Outdoors, Wear Insect Repellant

Whether at home or traveling, always protect yourself

FREEHOLD, NJ – It is often easy to forget to put on insect repellant, but the Monmouth County Mosquito Control Division is reminding residents to avoid itchy mosquito bites and possible disease by always using insect repellant at home and when traveling.

“Whenever you go outdoors, even if it is only for a few minutes, you should protect yourself from mosquitoes and the diseases they can carry,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso, liaison to Mosquito Control. “Even though all mosquitoes can carry diseases, residents should be on the lookout for the Asian Tiger mosquito.”

The Asian tiger mosquito, or ATM, is a medium-sized black and white mosquito that feeds during the day and primarily on people. It was first discovered in Monmouth County in 1995 and has since spread throughout our communities and greatly increased in numbers. It is extremely aggressive and can potentially transmit several diseases including West Nile Virus and Dog Heartworm.

“The larvae of the ATM can be found living in water collected in containers of almost any size,” said DiMaso. “A container, as small as a soda bottle top, may be home to hundreds of mosquito larvae.”

Commonly found containers include old tires, buckets, children’s toys, flower pot saucers, tarps and bird baths. Less known containers include holes in portable basketball hoop bases, flexible downspout extensions, and boats. Any container that can hold water for more than seven days can provide a home for mosquito larvae.

There are several ways to prevent creating a home for mosquito larvae, which include:

  • Keep buckets, wheel barrows, trash bins, etc. free of standing water.
  • Change water in kiddie pools, pet dishes and bird baths at least every seven days.
  • Discard all unwanted containers like empty cans and old tires.

Monmouth County residents can dispose of rim-less tires, free of charge, at the Monmouth County Reclamation Center. For more information call 732-683-8686 or visit www.visitmonmouth.com.

For more information on mosquito-borne diseases and home mosquito control methods, visit the Monmouth County Mosquito Control Division webpage at www.visitmonmouth.com.

Freeholders Award $20k in Recycling Grants

Municipalities rewarded for increasing their recycling rate

WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ – A 10 percent boost in local recycling rates generated $10,000 reward checks for the eastern Monmouth County towns of Oceanport and Ocean Township.

As part of Monmouth County’s Recycling Stimulus Initiative (RSI) grant program, municipalities that increase their recycling rates are eligible for grant awards to further enhance their local recycling efforts.

“Improving recycling rates in out towns keeps our County beautiful,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso, liaison to the Monmouth County Reclamation Center. “We are proud of all of the efforts made by the mayors and their towns to promote recycling. We want to thank Oceanport and Ocean Township for doing their part.”

Ocean Township was awarded a $10,000 grant for their plans to add improvements to their newly built recycling center, including the construction of catwalks and stairs to make the facility more user-friendly and bumpers to eliminate damage to the onsite retaining walls. The township will also be purchasing windshield decals to help residents easily identify their vehicles when they access the facility.  

The Freeholders presented the check to Ocean Township Recycling Coordinator Nancy Peak, Councilmen Richard Long, Robert Acerra, Sr. and Tom Crochet, Director of Public Works.

Oceanport was also awarded a $10,000 grant for their plans to relocate their recycling center to former Fort Monmouth lands. The borough will also create public service announcements for their residents to promote recycling and work with Monmouth County Clean Communities to educate the school children about recycling and litter abatement.

The Freeholders presented the check to Oceanport Public Works Foreman and Recycling Coordinator Demetrio Zarate.

“Both towns boosted their recycling rates by educating their residents, schools and businesses about proper recycling and waste removal,” said DiMaso. “Education about recycling and waste removal is essential to keep waste out of our water supply and to extend the life of the County landfill.”

In order to qualify for a grant under the RSI grant program, each town had to set up an appointment with Reclamation Center staff to determine what recycling efforts were being made to in the town. The town also had to attend three Municipal Recycling Coordinators meetings and raise the local recycling rate by at least two percent.

“For each percent the town increased the recycling rate over two, they would receive $1,000 in grant money,” said Freeholder Director Gary J. Rich, Sr. “The towns must use the funds for a recycling-based project that is approved by the County before being awarded.”

The check presentations were made at the Board of Chosen Freeholders’ regular public meeting on July 23 in West Long Branch.

The RSI grant program is overseen by the Recycling Division of the Monmouth County Reclamation Center. For more information about recycling programs, call 732-683-8686.

Freeholders Award $20k in Recycling Grants

Municipalities rewarded for increasing their recycling rate

WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ – A 10 percent boost in local recycling rates generated $10,000 reward checks for the eastern Monmouth County towns of Oceanport and Ocean Township.

As part of Monmouth County’s Recycling Stimulus Initiative (RSI) grant program, municipalities that increase their recycling rates are eligible for grant awards to further enhance their local recycling efforts.

“Improving recycling rates in out towns keeps our County beautiful,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso, liaison to the Monmouth County Reclamation Center. “We are proud of all of the efforts made by the mayors and their towns to promote recycling. We want to thank Oceanport and Ocean Township for doing their part.”

Ocean Township was awarded a $10,000 grant for their plans to add improvements to their newly built recycling center, including the construction of catwalks and stairs to make the facility more user-friendly and bumpers to eliminate damage to the onsite retaining walls. The township will also be purchasing windshield decals to help residents easily identify their vehicles when they access the facility.  

The Freeholders presented the check to Ocean Township Recycling Coordinator Nancy Peak, Councilmen Richard Long, Robert Acerra, Sr. and Tom Crochet, Director of Public Works.

Oceanport was also awarded a $10,000 grant for their plans to relocate their recycling center to former Fort Monmouth lands. The borough will also create public service announcements for their residents to promote recycling and work with Monmouth County Clean Communities to educate the school children about recycling and litter abatement.

The Freeholders presented the check to Oceanport Public Works Foreman and Recycling Coordinator Demetrio Zarate.

“Both towns boosted their recycling rates by educating their residents, schools and businesses about proper recycling and waste removal,” said DiMaso. “Education about recycling and waste removal is essential to keep waste out of our water supply and to extend the life of the County landfill.”

In order to qualify for a grant under the RSI grant program, each town had to set up an appointment with Reclamation Center staff to determine what recycling efforts were being made to in the town. The town also had to attend three Municipal Recycling Coordinators meetings and raise the local recycling rate by at least two percent.

“For each percent the town increased the recycling rate over two, they would receive $1,000 in grant money,” said Freeholder Director Gary J. Rich, Sr. “The towns must use the funds for a recycling-based project that is approved by the County before being awarded.”

The check presentations were made at the Board of Chosen Freeholders’ regular public meeting on July 23 in West Long Branch.

The RSI grant program is overseen by the Recycling Division of the Monmouth County Reclamation Center. For more information about recycling programs, call 732-683-8686.

Monmouth Civic Chorus to Hold Auditions in Red Bank

RED BANK, NJ – Experienced singers are invited to audition for the award-winning Monmouth Civic Chorus by appointment on Wednesday evenings beginning September 9, 2015. The 2015-16 season features Bach, Handel and holiday favorites in December; meditations on Lent by Buxtehude, Lotti and Casals in March; and music by Handel, Britten and Vaughan Williams in May. Artistic Director Dr. Ryan Brandau holds the Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from the Yale School of Music, an MPhil in historical musicology from the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom), and a BA in Music from Princeton University.

Interested singers are encouraged to attend a rehearsal. Auditions and rehearsals are held on Wednesdays at Red Bank Charter School, 58 Oakland Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701. For an audition appointment or more information, visit monmouthcivicchorus.org and click Sing, e-mail [email protected] or call 732-933-9333.

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Monmouth Civic Chorus to Hold Auditions in Red Bank

RED BANK, NJ – Experienced singers are invited to audition for the award-winning Monmouth Civic Chorus by appointment on Wednesday evenings beginning September 9, 2015. The 2015-16 season features Bach, Handel and holiday favorites in December; meditations on Lent by Buxtehude, Lotti and Casals in March; and music by Handel, Britten and Vaughan Williams in May. Artistic Director Dr. Ryan Brandau holds the Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from the Yale School of Music, an MPhil in historical musicology from the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom), and a BA in Music from Princeton University.

Interested singers are encouraged to attend a rehearsal. Auditions and rehearsals are held on Wednesdays at Red Bank Charter School, 58 Oakland Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701. For an audition appointment or more information, visit monmouthcivicchorus.org and click Sing, e-mail [email protected] or call 732-933-9333.

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