- Category: Arts & Culture
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - On Wednesday, May 15, at the Strauss Mansion in Atlantic Highlands, veterans John Corbett and Cory James Newman will present an illustrated history of the 646th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron and the Highlands Army Air Defense Site. The program begins at 7:30 p.m.
In January 1958, nineteen year old US Air Force recruit John Corbett was assigned to the 646th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron in Hartschorne Woods Park, Highlands, NJ. On May 15, Corbett will discuss the work of the 646th in the Cold War Era defense of the New York metropolitan area. His talk will cover monitoring of all inbound air traffic, aircraft movements and identification, and aircraft control, including visual surveillance of incoming aircraft by fighter planes out of Suffolk AFB on Long Island and McGuire AFB in NJ. He will also discuss the disastrous collapse of the manned "Texas Tower 4" Radar Station 19 miles offshore in 1961.
John Corbett will be joined by historian and US Navy veteran Cory James Newman on the history of the 646th from 1948 - 1966 as well as the air defense of the New York metropolitan area from 1966 - 1974 by the Highlands Army Air Defense Site.
The talk, with refreshments, is part of the Historical Society's monthly Speaker Series. Programs are scheduled on the third Wednesday of each month from March to November, and are free and open to the public.
The Atlantic Highlands Historical Society is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to exploring, preserving, and sharing the history of Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey. The Strauss Mansion, home of the Historical Society, is listed on the National and New Jersey Registers of Historic Places, and is the only Queen Anne Style Victorian home open to the public in Monmouth County.
- Category: News
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - Tickets are now on sale for Taste of Atlantic Highlands Trolley Hop, which takes place June 2, 2013, from noon to 5 p.m., in Atlantic Highlands, N.J.
This pay-one-price event includes trolley rides to and from 35 participating businesses; samplings of food, drinks, and cocktails; giveaways; door prize drawings; and a prize drawing for completing a certain number of stops on the route.
Ticket cost is $35 per person. There is no charge for children age 11 and younger; children 17 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Purchase admission tickets at any participating business listed on the Taste of Atlantic Highlands participant map, or through the Atlantic Highlands Chamber of Commerce website: https://atlantichighlands.org/events/taste
For more information on the event, visit https://www.atlantichighlands.org
- Category: News
PHOTO: (L-R) Beverly Glynn, Walter Curry.
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - Members of the Atlantic Highlands First Aid & Safety Squad, Atlantic Highlands Mayor Fred Rast, borough officials as well as friends and family turned out recently to honor the dedicated service of life members Walter Curry and Beverly Glynn to the all-volunteer squad.
Curry was honored for his 50 years of service to the AHFAS, while Glynn was honored for her 30 years of service.
Rast read a Borough proclamation noting their work for the squad and the borough. Rast said the work of dedicated volunteers like Glynn and Curry are what makes Atlantic Highlands “a wonderful town.”
Curry joined the squad in 1963 and is currently the treasurer. He’s also been a squad captain, president and held multiple other positions. Glynn joined in 1983 and is currently the assistant secretary. She’s also a past captain, and has held a variety of other positions in the organization as well.
- Category: News
MIDDLETOWN, NJ –Mayor Gerard P. Scharfenberger urges residents recovering from Superstorm Sandy to visit the Tonya Keller Community Center on May 8th to meet with representatives from FEMA and the state Division of Banking and Insurance.
The state Division of Banking and Insurance will hold a Mobile DOBI in Middletown at the Tonya Keller Community Center on Wednesday, May 8th from 12:00 pm to 7:00 p.m. to help assist residents and discuss recovery and rebuilding efforts. The center is located at 50 Bray Avenue in North Middletown.
“This is an invaluable opportunity to get some face time with agencies that can help navigate through the recovery and rebuilding process,” said Mayor Gerard P. Scharfenberger. “I hope every resident recovering from Sandy will stop with questions.”
DOBI staff will provide consumers with literature on such topics as property insurance, flood insurance and general information about filing insurance claims, as well as answer general questions and assistance. In order to expedite matters, residents should bring their insurance policy and any claim information to the mobile office. FEMA representatives are invited to attend as well.
- Category: News
PHOTO: Cumberland Farms executives and staff joined together with Highlands and Monmouth County officials to ring in the start of the Hurricane Sandy NJ Relief Fund Fundraiser.
Highlands, NJ – Cumberland Farms executives and city officials joined together to raise a ceremonial first cup of coffee in support of the Hurricane Sandy NJ Relief Fund at the Cumberland Farms Bay Avenue store in Highlands, NJ.
Among those in attendance were Regional Manager Don Vanderfin, Area Sales Manager Michael Alp and Store Manager Charlie Foley of Cumberland Farms, along with Councilwoman Tara K. Ryan and Councilman Christopher Francy of Highlands, NJ. Director of the Board of Chosen Freeholders Thomas A. Arnone, Deputy Director of the Board of Chosen Freeholders Serena DiMaso, and Monmouth County Freeholder John P. Curley, also attended the event.
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