Thursday, April 18, 2013
CentraState Medical Center holding 4th annual run; Area Boston Marathon runners invited
Boston Marathon runners from the area who were unable to finish the race because of the bombing are invited to finish their miles at a charity 5k on Sunday, organizers said. The 4th Annual 5K/1 Mile Fitness Walk, “Paulette Steps Toward Cancer Wellness,” is set to step off at 9:30 a.m. at CentraState HealthCare Center’s Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus, 901 W. Main St. The event is named in honor of marathon runner and rectal cancer survivor Paulette Stallone, of Manalapan, who turns 49 the day before the race. Following this week’s bombing at the Boston Marathon, runners who did not finish that race are invited to finish their miles at Sunday’s event – a change in plans that was prompted by Stallone herself, CentraState …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
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Thursday, March 14, 2013
Both parades are less than half a mile, but which is shorter?
Does size really matter? The battle of St. Patrick's Day pride is on the line as Freehold and Matawan compete for the shortest Irish-themed parade. With the tagline "Parade starts at 6; party starts at 6:05," it's hard to beat Washington Engine Company's swagger for throwing their third annual Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade down Jackson Street in Matawan. Measuring a mere 0.2 of a mile, Google Maps estimates it would take the average person three minutes to walk from the corner of Spring Street to the corner of Church Street. Freehold's second annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, however, measures in even shorter. At 0.1 of a mile, the route runs from 51 West Main Street to 1 West Main Street. Although half the length of the Matawan …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Winds tonight are expected to reach 45 MPH tonight. JCP&L warns that severe weather could cause outages to last 24-hours or longer.
At 1:45 p.m. the JCP&L outage map has began to show outages in Freehold Township and Freehold Borough. While only minimal outages are currently being shown, 74 outages in Freehold Borough and less than five in Freehold Township, residents are advised to perform all necessary storm preparations. In Freehold Borough, Mayor Nolan Higgins explained that he and Adminstrator Joseph Bellina have reviewed the borough’s readiness for the storm. “All of our departments are prepared and our staff is on standby for the storm,” explained Higgins. “Two hundred tons of road salt is at our borough public works facility and a tree contractor is on standby if needed.” Both Freehold Borough and Freehold Township are in contact with JCP&L. According to an …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The average move-in age for seniors at the Freehold Township independent living community is trending lower.
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- Tony Maglio
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Some of the most competitive Wii Bowling in Freehold, happens where you might least expect it. The popular Nintendo video game, recommended for ages 7 and up, is just one of the programs meant to attract the new wave of younger, more active senior citizens to Applewood Estates. The average resident move-in age at Applewood Estates' independent living community is dropping for the first time, according to its marketing department. Before the 2008 financial crisis, the average age of resident moving into an independent living apartment or cottage at Applewood Estates was 78, said Jay Solomon, vice president of senior services for CentraState Healthcare System, which runs the community. That average had held firm for a decade. During the …
Friday, June 8, 2012
Join the American Cancer Society of Freehold and Colts Neck this weekend at Bucks Mill Park in Colts Neck.
Relay For Life is coming to our area, giving local residents an opportunity to leave a footprint on the fight against cancer. The American Cancer Society will turn Bucks Mill Park in Colts Neck into a fund raising haven, complete with live music, games, food and more. Teams and individuals raise money for cancer research by becoming sponsored walkers. Teams also have on member on the track, during an overnight camp out. The 24-hour story, according to the Relay for Life website, stems from 1980 when Dr. Gordy Klatt in Washington State wanted to do something more to raise money for his local chapter. "In May 1985, Dr. Klatt spent a grueling 24 hours circling the track at Baker Stadium at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma. He ran for …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
You've heard of farm to table. How about farm to garage? Find out how your neighbors have been getting their share of organic food.
If you thought Whole Foods was the only way to get fresh, organic produce, then you need to stop by Robin Wallace's garage. Like most suburban garages, Wallace's is home to a collection of strollers, skateboards and power tools. But two mornings a month it's also an organic grocery where Wallace plays host to a pod from the Purple Dragon-Co-op, a Glen Ridge-based company offering organic foods at near wholesale prices. Long before the sun rises on a Wednesday morning, this Oceanport mother of three receives a bulk delivery of fruits and vegetables from Purple Dragon, which she divides into 14 equal shares in very unglamorous reused cardboard boxes and plastic bags. Often there is still some dirt on the lettuce and the fruits lack the …