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MIDDLETOWN, NJ - The Middletown Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is pleased to announce the return of the 2011 Summer Concert Series. Concerts will be held at Normandy Park from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. every other Thursday beginning July 7.
The series begins Thursday, July 7th with the patriotic sounds of the 63rd Army Band. The Beth Anne Clayton Band will take to the stage on Thursday, July 21. The Mahoney Brothers will bring their impersonations of modern music greats to Middletown with their Jukebox Heroes Show on Thursday, August 4.
The Middletown Concert Series is held in partnership with the Middletown Township Cultural and Arts Council . All concerts are free to the public. The 63rd Army Band provides musical entertainment gratis upon request. The Beth Anne Clayton Band performance is sponsored by TD Bank. Comcast Cable is sponsoring the Mahoney Brothers performance.
Normandy Park is located on Nutswamp Road. In the event of inclement weather the concerts are moved to Middletown South High School. Limited on-site parking is available. For more information, contact Parks & Recreation Office Monday-Friday at 732-615-2260.
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Twin Lights to Celebrate the Ultimate ‘High Five’
Highlands, NJ — A good statistician can make numbers say almost anything. However, some numbers simply speak for themselves. This August, the Twin Lights National Historic Site will welcome its five millionth visitor. The site officially opened to the public 55 years ago, and since then the breathtaking view, unique architecture—and the chance to scale the historic North Tower—has consistently drawn around 100,000 people a year.
When will the lucky 5 Millionth Visitor arrive?
1908 visitors: As this old postcard shows, long before the official count started, the Twin Lights served as a beacon for local tourism.
Sunday, August 7th…which also happens to be National Lighthouse Day. In fact, every visitor to the Twin Lights that day will be feted as the “five millionth”—with a commemorative certificate, free one-year Twin Light Historical Society membership, instant discount at the Museum Gift Shop, and lighthouse goody bags for kids.
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HOLMDEL, NJ - The New Jersey Lions, a local Minor League Football franchise, has embarked on their fourth season of professional football. The Lions play their home games at St. John Vianney High School on Line Road in Holmdel.
The Lions roster is full of former gridiron stars from Middletown HS North and Middletown HS South. Paul Castillo, Jr. is a co-owner and head coach of the squad and has led the Lions to a 29-9 record in the past three years. Standouts on his team are Jeffrey Castillo, also a co-owner (MHSN), Ron Tefteller - (MHSS) Makahi Burns (MHSN), Jeremy Reiley (MHSS) and Mike Meehan (MHSN).
The Lions will be playing their final pre-season scrimmage this Saturday, June 25th when they square off against the New York Predators at St. John Vianney HS. Kickoff will take place at 7 PM. (see attached flyer for details). The regular season will begin on July 16th in a home contest against the BK Mariners.
With the NFL on hold, come out and witness an exciting brand of football featuring your heroes from the past. A 10 game slate features opponents from Pennsylvania, New York and Virginia.
For more information, including the complete schedule and the team roster, go to www.njlionsfootball.com
- Category: Arts & Culture
WALL, NJ - Joan B. Myers' current show is a combination of fine art and photojournalism pertaining to the Decline of Fort Hancock at Sandy Hook. The show features interior photographs of Officer’s Row, and the Officer’s Club. Exterior photographs continue to tell the story.
Photo by Joan B. Myers
Myers says one of her favorite exterior photographs is of a sunset, which filled her with an immediate sense of warmth. However, this feeling was short-lived when heavy winds took over. “The white caps began rolling ashore, as the swirling snow blew across the parade field. What if the bay took the road from me? What if my car failed me? I began to panic, not a soul in site; at least one I could see,” says Myers.
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MIDDLETOWN, NJ - The Middletown Police Department Traffic Safety Bureau will offer Children Safety Seat Checkpoints this Summer beginning Friday, July 1 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Police Headquarters, 1 Kings Highway. Police officers trained as child passenger safety technicians will be available to assist motorists with proper child safety seat installation as well as proper positioning and harnessing of a child. Free and open to the public. No appointment necessary. In the event of severe weather, rain dates will be announced. The program is funded through a grant from the state Division of Highway Traffic Safety. Call 732-615-2045 for more information. Additional checkpoints will be held on:
- ·Friday, July 15 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.,
- ·Saturday, July 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
- ·Wednesday, August 17 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- ·Saturday, August 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
- ·Friday, September 2 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 16 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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