Christie Shouts Down Protesters In Shrewsbury

Governor Chris Christie commemorated the opening of the Seabrook House outpatient drug treatment facility in Shrewsbury this morning by shouting down “NIMBY” protesters from the neighborhood who are not happy that the facility is located 200 yards from an elementary school.

The Governor shouted to the protesters that some students attending the school will one day drug and alcohol treatment and that they will be the people complaining that there is not enough treatment available.

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Posted: May 11th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

June Is a Great Month for Art Openings to the Shore—Not Just Weddings!

April W. Klimley

April W. Klimley

By April W. Klimley, Art Critic

June isn’t just for weddings, beach time or boating. The month has also brings with it a rebirth of creative energy and a potpourri of fine art openings, exhibitions, street art and murals. In fact, there’s so much to see—and so many exhibition openings— that it may be hard to decide what to see each weekend or even during the week. Let me help you decide by giving you a preview of what’s going on during the first half of the month.


This coming weekend there are two key openings taking place on the central part of the Shore. One takes place in Red Bank (June 6), the other in Shrewsbury (June 7).

Saturday June 6 head for the Art Alliance in Red Bank which is holding its final exhibit of the season—The Ebba Osborne Memorial Award Exhibition. A reception runs from 6 pmto 8 pm opening night with music and refreshments in the back room. The exhibit focuses on two themes—“Dreamy” and “Interior”—and a $100 prize will be awarded to the Best in Show. Asbury Park photographic artists Tom and Lois White are judging the exhibit. Their work will be on display in the Alliance windows.

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Posted: June 4th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: April W. Klimley, Art, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

The Shore Fine Art Scene Is in Full Blossom

April Chairs

April W. Klimley

April W. Klimley


By April W. Klimley, Art Critic

Everything starts blooming in May—including the Shore art scene. All of a sudden, galleries and artists’ organizations are all holding openings.  It’s almost impossible to decide which to attend. The art scene may not be as broad and deep here as it is in New York City—where the auction houses sell the “best of the best” of modern during these weeks—from Picasso to Giacometti. But there’s a great deal of excitement and variety, and even more to come in June.


Opening this Friday the 15th

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Posted: May 13th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: April W. Klimley, Art, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County, Things to do on the Jersey Shore | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Shore Fine Art Scene Is in Full Blossom

The Shore Fine Art Scene Springs to Life

By April W. Klimley, Art Critic

April W. Klimley

April W. Klimley

April is certainly the cruelest month, as T.S Eliot wrote. Spring keeps peeking out followed by rainy and cold days here at the Shore. So, why not cheer yourself up by jumping into the Shore Art Circuit as it emerges from its winter torpor.

New exhibitions are emerging like the daffodils in your garden. Last weekend at least two galleries held openings. One was the A.J. Dillon Gallery of Art in Atlantic Highlands with an exhibit entitled “Art in Nature,” a theme appropriate to the season, despite the chill. The other was held in Red Bank. The Art Alliance held a juried member show with two themes–“Contrasts” and “Personalities.” The curator of the show was Michael Burrus Johnson who had several paintings displayed in the showcase front windows of the gallery.

As I strolled around the small gallery gleaming with a wide variety of styles, Bathers by Miguel A. Fugeras drew me in. At first glance, the piece looked like a wood block print—a powerful rendering of statuesque tall women in black and white bathing in a river. But up close, it’s clearly a drawing, probably pen and ink. It’s an arresting piece that reinterprets the time honored,  traditional theme of artists painting (dressed) women or female nudes at the seashore, ocean, or other body of water. Virtually all major artists from Botticelli to Degas have painted these scenes. But in tone and feeling, Fugeras’ drawing feels closer to Picasso’s Demoiselles of Avignon because of its angles and abstract nature .

Bathers by Miguel A. Fugeras. Drawing. The Art Alliance.

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Posted: April 10th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Art, Atlantic Highlands, Belmar, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Red Bank | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Shore Fine Art Scene Springs to Life

“FAITH VOYAGE” VBS 2014 – First Assembly of God, Shrewsbury

“FAITH VOYAGE” VBS 2014 – First Assembly of God, Shrewsbury


“FAITH VOYAGE” VBS 2014 – Ahoy Mateys for a Sailing Adventure! 

Monday, July 14th – Friday, July 18th – 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 
Ages 4-12 years – NO registration fee – 
First Assembly of God,
220 Sycamore Avenue, Shrewsbury, NJ  07702 


Join us as we set sail on an epic adventure to discover God’s truths! Children will enjoy our journey through the Bible to learn how we can trust and depend on Jesus! For more information or to register, visit our website atwww.shrewsburyag.com.   



Posted: July 1st, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: BizEturtle | Tags: , , | Comments Off on “FAITH VOYAGE” VBS 2014 – First Assembly of God, Shrewsbury

Guild of Creative Art Exhibit: Abstraction: Expressive? Precisely!

Guild of Creative Art

Be sure and take a visit to Guild of Creative Art  to see the David Levy & Annette Margulies Exhibit:  Abstraction: Expressive? Precisely!
now appearing until June 25, 2014
The diverse nature of Abstraction is revealed in the art of Annette Margulies and David Levy; heart-felt, cerebral, and a feast for the eye. 

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Posted: June 16th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: BizEturtle | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Guild of Creative Art Exhibit: Abstraction: Expressive? Precisely!

Celebrate NJ 350th

Celebrate NJ 350

Just when you thought you had it all planned and mapped out for this weekend Along comes that BizEturtle finding you more interesting and fun events to attend. Here are 2 for this weekend and more

Celebrate New Jersey’s 350th Anniversary at the Monmouth County Library

Great author talks and family fun programs as the Monmouth County Library marks New Jersey’s 350th Anniversary.

NJ Historical Commission Panel
New Jersey: A History of The Garden State
Saturday May 17 at 2 PM
Library Headquarters, 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan 07726
732-431-7220 x7222
The New Jersey Historical Commission, in Partnership with the
Monmouth County Library, is pleased to present a panel featuring the authors of the recent book, New Jersey: A History of the Garden State.
Join some of New Jersey’s leading archaeologists, political, social, and economic historians as they provide new perspectives on how the
Garden State evolved. New Jersey: A History of the Garden State
presents a fresh, comprehensive overview of New Jersey’s history from the prehistoric era to the present.
Featured speakers include Maxine Lurie (professor emerita of history at Seton Hall University), Paul Israel (director of The Edison Papers, Rutgers University), Larry Greene (professor of history at Seton Hall University), and Brian Greenberg (the Jules Plangere Jr. Chair in American Social History at MonmouthUniversity).
This program is free and open to all but registration is strongly recommended. Register online, over the phone at 732-431-7220 Ext 7222, or in-person at the Reference Desk.

Family Fun Saturday – Happy Birthday New Jersey!
11 AM to 2:30 PM
Saturday, May 17
Eastern Branch, 1001 Route 35, Shrewsbury 07702
Join us in celebrating our state’s 350th birthday. For all ages!
11 AM – 11:45 AM – Storyteller Gerald Fierst will take you on an enjoyable “time machine” journey from when the early Lenape people lived here to present day New Jersey
12 PM – Enjoy a piece of birthday cake! Please let us know if your child has any allergies.
12:30 – 2:15 PM – Come create a Lenape coil clay pot with Debbie Hadley of WILD Jersey. Please register at library or call 1-866-941-8188 for this program. Choose one time:
Session one: 12:30 – 1:15 PM. OR
Session two: 1:30 – 2:15 PM.

Telling HerStories: Bridge Builder in Petticoats
Thursday, May 22 at 6:30 PM
Howell Township Library, 318 Old Tavern Road, Howell 07731
Come learn about Emily Warren Roebling and her role in building the BrooklynBridge at a special Howell Township Library family program. Carol Levin of Telling HerStories will appear in costume as Emily Warren Roebling and tell her story. The presentation will include a lantern slide show.

The Jewish Newport on the Jersey Shore:
The History of the German Jews of Monmouth County
Wednesday, May 28 at 2 PM
Eastern Branch, 1001 Route 35, Shrewsbury 07702
Presented by the Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County.
The first permanent Jewish communities in Monmouth County were established by German-Jewish immigrants arriving in the mid-1800s.
By the end of the Civil War, sizeable numbers of these businessmen and their families were well established in and around Keyport, Red Bank, Long Branch and Freehold. Jewish hoteliers and other tradesmen catering to summer visitors were also a visible presence along the Atlantic coastline.

Posted: May 16th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: BizEturtle, Howell, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Celebrate NJ 350th

Easter is on the Way-April News

easterHappy Spring!!

Easter falls on Sunday, April 20th this year.
Local Easter Egg Hunts are in swing. Be sure and check your town’s
website for dates and times.
Here is where you can find a complete list of all Monmouth County Municipalities.

Although the town Easter Egg Hunts are usually for residents only.
Here is a list of fun things for everyone. You can find them all and more information on the BizEturtle Calendar of Plays & Events.
KEEP an eye on the Calendar. More added every day.

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM at Manasquan Fire Company No. 2
111 Parker Avenue, Manasquan
RSVP: 732-223-2807, Cost: $5
Saturday, April 5, EASTER EGG HUNT
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM at Eastside Park
Harrison Avenue, Red Bank
Info: 732-530-2782
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM at Glendola Fire Department
3404 Belmar Blvd, Wall Township
Info: 732-681-6435
Adults $6.00   Children $4.00
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Posted: April 2nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: BizEturtle, Keansburg, Long Branch, Middletown, Red Bank | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Easter is on the Way-April News

Bridge collapse, water main break, reduces water for 55,000 Monmouth residents

Photo credit: Holmdel-Hazlet Patch

A “major infrastructure failure” at the Swimming River Water Treatment Plant in the Lincroft section of Middletown has shut the water off for 3,000 Holmdel residences and closed Brookdale Community College until further notice.

Holmdel-Hazlet Patch was the first to report the story, scooping the Asbury Park Press pay site by an hour.

A statement from New Jersey American Water Company that was emailed by the Borough of Tinton Falls to its residents and forwarded to MMM by a reader states that the failure includes the loss of two transmission mains leaving the plant and well as the raw water main coming into the plant.  New Jersey American Water customers in Monmouth County may be experiencing low water pressure or no pressure at this time.

Photo credit: lostcreekquarnberg blog

Residents of Middletown, Holmdel, Aberdeen, Highlands, Seabright, Rumson, Fair Haven, Little Silver, Oceanport, Shrewsbury Township and Borough, Tinton Falls and Long Branch are requested to limit all non-essential water use while NJAW works to restore service.

Save water, shower with friends.

UPDATE  4:32

Middletown Township sent out an automated phone call at 4:30 to residents and businesses announcing that all outdoor water usage is restricted.



Posted: June 29th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Brookdale Community College, Middletown, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »