Thousands Raise Hope and Funds For Highlands

Photography by Paul Scharff

As estimated 3,000 people braved the cold and traveled by land and sea Sunday afternoon to to raise hope and money for the sea side community of Highlands, NJ, much of which was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy,  at the Hope For Highlands Concert.  The concert was held at the Seastreak Ferry parking lot.  Seastreak provided ferry service from Atlantic Highlands and New York City to the event.

13 year old Max Kyrillos kicked off the concert with a Hendrix style rendition of The Star Spangled Banner.

Big Joe Henry, Southside Johnny and Pat Guadagno joined the previously announced talent of the Asbury Jukes, Glenn Alexander, Tony Seguso, Tony Tino, Bob Bandiera, Bob Burger, Lisa Bouchelle, Lisa Lowell, Layonne Holmes, and Tommy LaBella in raising the spirits of the tight knit community and the thousands came out to support their recovery.

Brian Spagnolo and Kari Belusko of Highlands were engaged to be married during the concert.

Over $35,000 has been raised so far.  Click here for more information on how to donate to the Hope for Highlands Fund.


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Governor and First Lady in Middletown Today. Lt. Governor Guadagno in Ocean Township Tonight

Governor Chris Christie and First Lady Mary Pat Christie will be in Middletown this afternoon to acknowledge Hurricane Sandy First Responders and Volunteers.

This Christies are scheduled to arrive at the Port Monmouth Fire House, 125 Main Street, Port Monmouth at 3 PM.  They will address the press following their meet and greet.

Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno will be attending the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund Benefit at Buono Sera Palazzo, 1033 West Park Ave, Ocean Township, this evening.

The event will feature live entertainment, silent auction, cocktail party and dancing.  Scheduled entertainers include Big Joe Henry, Pat Guadagno, Kyle Grooms of Comedy Central & The Dave Chappelle Show, Gordon Baker-Bone, Craig Mahoney & Carolina Hidalgo. Spotlight performances by Vini ‘Mad Dog’ Lopez, Bobby Banderia, Marc Ribler, Brian Kirk, Sonny Kenn, Joe Petillo, Matt O’Ree.

Tickets are $100 and are available through Buono Sera Bar and Restaurant, 732-530-5858.

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