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Atlantic Highlands Presbyterian Church Welcomes Area Residents to 2017 Kickoff

ah first presbyterian churchATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ – Area residents, particularly those looking for a church, are invited to join the members and friends of the First Presbyterian Church of Atlantic Highlands for the church’s New Year Day hymn-sing at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 1 — and thereafter.

The service kicking off the New Year at the nearly 127-year-old church New Year, will honor St. Stephen, the First Martyr, and will feature Scripture readings from Isaiah 63:7-9 and Matthew 2:13-23.”

Elder Ray Carroll will conduct the service while Elder Barbara Stone will serve as the liturgist.

The David Nunez-directed adult choir will perform during the service.

Hymns scheduled for the Jan. 1 service are “O Come All Ye Faithful,” “The First Noel,” ‘What Star Is This, With Beams So Bright,” “He Came Down,” “Let the Whole Creation Cry,” “Mary and Joseph Came to the Temple” and “O Little Town of Bethlehem.” The holiday hymn-sing will be held in lieu of a sermon normally offered by Pastor Paul F. Rack, who is away over the New Year’s holiday.

At 11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 3, the church will resume its weekly “Bible by the Bay” Bible Study program, conducted by Reverend Rack, at Sissy’s Restaurant in the Atlantic Highlands Municipal Yacht Harbor, to which all area residents at invited.

Rack, will return to the pulpit for the 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 8 service at the 126-year-old church at Third and East Highland Avenues. At 12:30 p.m., all area residents are invited to join the church as it marks “The Great Blessing of the Waters” on the beach to the west of the Municipal Marina.

Child care and Sunday School are offered during all 11 a.m. worship services.

Solutions to Sugar Cravings Offered at AH Library

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ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – Just in time for the post holiday season, Francesca Locicero is presenting Seven Solutions to Sugar Cravings at the Monmouth County Library, the Atlantic Highlands Branch, 100 First Ave. Thursday, January 12, at 7 p.m.

A graduate of The American College of Sports and Medicine and the Holistic MBA Institute for Health Coaching; Locicero is a personal trainer and nutritionist as well as a Boot camp and Strength training instructor, with specific certifications  in knee, back and special populations with 18 years experience.

During her talk at the local library, Locicero will speak on the reasons behind crabbing sugar at certain times, getting cravings under control and what works and doesn’t work towards achieving that goal. She will highlight how the way people eat and in what frame of mind they eat impact how the food is processed in the body.

The program will also allow for a question and answer period at the end of the talk.

There is no charge and no reservations necessary for the program.  For further information or to see all the programs offered by the Monmouth County Library at all of its 13 branches and headquarters, visit monmouthcountylib.org. or contact the Atlantic Highlands Library at 732-291-1956.

 

Structure Fire in the North Middletown Section of Middletown

mtfd 451 port monmouth roadMIDDLETOWN, NJ – At 6:03 PM on Wednesday December 28, 2016 the Middletown Township Fire Department was dispatched to a “structure fire” at 451 Port Monmouth Road in the North Middletown section of the Township. The resident returning home from being out found smoke issuing from the structure in the area of the kitchen and attempted to extinguish the fire, when this attempt failed the resident went to a neighbors to get another fire extinguisher. At this point the fire had progressed past the use of a household extinguisher and 911 was notified. Upon arrival units reported heavy fire issuing from the left side and attic of the structure. The initial attack was performed with two 1¾” interior attack lines to suppress the fire. Thermal Imaging Cameras (TIC) were employed to check for extension of the fire. The aggressive attack contained the fire to primarily the kitchen, living room and attic with heat and smoke damage to the bedroom areas. Continue reading Structure Fire in the North Middletown Section of Middletown

AH First Presbyterian New Year’s Day Service

ah first presbyterian churchATLANTIC HIGHLANDS — Area residents are invited to join the members and friends of the First Presbyterian Church for the church’s New Year Day hymn-sing at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 1.

The informal service, which honors St. Stephen, the First Martyr, will feature Scripture readings from Isaiah 63:7-9 and Matthew 2:13-23.”

Elder Ray Carroll will conduct the service while Elder Barbara Stone will serve as the liturgist.

The David Nunez-directed adult choir will perform during the service.

Hymns scheduled for the Jan. 1 service are “O Come All Ye Faithful,” “The First Noel,” ‘What Star Is This, With Beams So Bright,” “He Came Down,”  “Let the Whole Creation Cry,” “Mary and Joseph Came to the Temple” and  “O Little Town of Bethlehem.”

At 11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 3, the church will resume its  weekly “Bible by the Bay” Bible Study program, conducted by Pastor Paul F. Rack, at Sissy’s Restaurant in the Atlantic Highlands Municipal Yacht Harbor, to which all area residents at invited.

Rack, will return to the pulpit for the 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 8 service at the 126-year-old church at Third and East Highland Avenues. At 12:30 p.m., all area residents  are invited to join the church as it marks “The Great Blessing of the Waters” on the beach to the west of the Municipal Marina.       

 

Middletown Public Library Children’s Programming for January 2017

mt libraryMIDDLETOWN, NJ – The following children’s programs are scheduled in January 2017 at Middletown Township Public Library, 55 New Monmouth Road, Middletown.

All programs require registration unless noted otherwise. Register for events at http://www.mtpl.org/ or by phone at 732-671-3700 ext. 340.

Continue reading Middletown Public Library Children’s Programming for January 2017

Did You Buy Your Tree in Atlantic Highlands?

ah christmas tree saleThank You and We Need Your Help

The Atlantic Highlands Community Events Committee would like to thank all of those who bought trees, wreaths and roping at our Tree Lot on First Avenue this year. We sold out earlier this year than ever before and appreciate all of your support.

Unfortunately, because of a malfunction with our credit card machine, those of you who used a debit or credit card will not see your purchase reflected on your statement. Your account wasn’t debited and our account wasn’t credited. Continue reading Did You Buy Your Tree in Atlantic Highlands?

Middletown Organization Day Set for Jan 1, 2017

MIDDLETOWN, NJ – The Township Committee will hold Middletown’s annual Organization Day meeting at 11:00 am on Sunday, January 1, 2017 at Town Hall, 1 Kings Highway.

On the agenda will be the swearing in of the 2017 Mayor and Deputy Mayor. Under the township’s form of government, the Township Committee designates two members to serve as mayor and deputy mayor for a one-year term.

In addition, Committeeman Gerard P. Scharfenberger, Ph.D. will accept the oath of office to serve his fifth consecutive term. Committeeman Kevin M Settembrino will accept the oath of office to serve his third consecutive. The term for each committee member is three years.

Scores of volunteers traditionally attend to accept oaths of office to serve on more than a dozen township boards, committees and commissions. Each group focuses on different aspects of the community and works to enhance Middletown’s quality of life. Residents are appointed to these positions by the Township Committee.

For more information call the Township Clerk at (732) 615-2014.

 

Borough of Highlands and Baymen’s Protective Association to Sign Lease Agreement

highlands logoHIGHLANDS, NJ – The Council of the Borough of Highlands is pleased to announce the signing of a new lease Agreement between the Borough of Highlands and the Baymen’s Protective Association for the James T. White Clam Depuration Plant located at 76 Fifth Street. The Mayor and Council properly adopted an Ordinance at their Council Meeting on December 21, 2016 authorizing execution of the Lease Agreement.

The Baymen and the Borough have worked diligently over this past year to achieve a mutually beneficial agreement. A special thank you to Council Member Card, whose continued attentiveness helped make this agreement a reality.

The terms of the Lease include a fixed rent with adjustments, along with various incentives provided to the Baymen by way of rent credits and offsets for improvements at the plant. These improvements include a new counting procedure which will allow the Baymen to count landed catch at arrival into the plant as well as incentives for achieving expansion in the capacity of the plant. The Lease Agreement also allows for enhanced reporting to the Borough, wherein the Baymen will report the number of clams harvested and reported to the State, the number of Baymen harvesting each quarter and total payments from J.T. White to the Baymen on a quarterly basis.

The Borough looks forward to working with the Baymen in promoting the health and welfare of the community through the depuration of clams and in achieving the goals set forth by the new Lease Agreement.