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ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - The Rev. Michael Riley is the new pastor of the First Presbyterian Church.
He will conduct his first worship service as pastor at 10 a.m. Sunday, the fifth Sunday of Lent. His sermon will be entitled "Teardrops on the City."
The engaging of Riley as pastor was announced to the church membership at a special congregational meeting on April 3. His calling has been approved by Monmouth Presbytery and the Session of the church.
Rev. Michael Riley is the new pastor of the First Presbyterian Church
Riley's hiring follows a one-and-half-year search by a five-member committee during which the applications from over 75 persons were reviewed and numerous candidates were considered.
He succeeds the Rev. Joyce Smothers, who left the church two years ago after a two-and-one-half-year tenure as pastor.
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ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - Atlantic Highlands Community Events Committee (AHCEC), a benevolence organization benefiting Atlantic Highlands, will present a $1250 donation to an Atlantic Highlands cadet with the NWS Earle Division of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps. Qualified cadets from Atlantic Highlands and other areas will attend two weeks of training with the British Royal Navy. Kim Spatola, AHCEC chairwoman, will present the check to Lt. Richard Baumann, commanding officer of the NWS Earle Division, at their fund-raiser this Saturday.
“The NWS Earle Division of Sea Cadets has a close, enduring partnership with the residents and businesses in Atlantic Highlands,” said Baumann. “Several of our cadets are town residents, and each year we hold our major fund-raiser at the Monmouth Masonic Lodge in Atlantic Highlands. In addition, local Foodtown founder and Navy captain Joe Azzolina organized our division at NWS Earle.”
“We are delighted to assist a deserving young person in such an educational experience,” said Spatola. “Other young people in the Atlantic Highlands community hearing about this may be motivated to attain similar levels of achievement.”
NWS Earle Division’s All-You-Can-Eat Italian Dinner will be held at the Monmouth Masonic Lodge, 14 East Garfield Avenue, from 4-8 PM Saturday, April 9. The dinner, a full sit-down feast, is entirely managed by the unit. Cadets, parents and officers – all volunteers – prepare food, wait tables, and clean up. All proceeds benefit the division’s cadet trip to Scotland this summer.
- Category: Arts & Culture
Multimedia Show to feature works by local and national artists exploring themes of spiritual light and darkness
Red Bank, NJ – Red Bank Community Church today announced the opening of an art exhibit entitled “Sinners and Saints” on Saturday, April 16 at 3:00 PM. Everyone is invited to attend this free event.
Dirty Laundry by Sharon Seargent, Canada, chalk pastel
The exhibit will present works that explore the theme of spiritual duality: good and evil, light and darkness, order and disorder. Included in the exhibit will be paintings, photography, sculpture and installations.
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MIDDLETOWN – The Township Committee has scheduled three regional neighborhood meetings this year to give residents an opportunity to speak informally with township officials about life in Middletown. All meetings begin at 7 p.m. Township Committee members and township staff will be in attendance. No formal action will be taken. Meetings will be held on:
- Tuesday, April 12, Bayshore Middle School, 834 Leonardville Rd, Professional Dev. Rm, 2nd floor
- Tuesday, April 26, Thompson Middle School, 1001 Middletown Lincroft Rd , Gym
- Thursday, May 5, Thorne Middle School, 70 Murphy Road, Gym
In addition to Neighborhood Meetings, residents have the opportunity to discuss issues related to township government with Mayor Anthony Fiore during his Open Office Hours held on the first and third Monday of each month (excluding federal holidays) from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. No appointments are necessary. Residents are seen on a first-come, first served basis. Residents can make public comments during regularly scheduled Township Committee meetings generally held on the first and third Monday of each month at 8 p.m.
Residents can also reach Mayor Fiore by calling his office at 732-615-2024. Township Committee members can be reached through the Clerks’ Office at 732-615-2015. Written comments and inquiries can be sent to Township Committee members and staff any time through the website at www.middletownnj.org.
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ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - Atlantic Highlands native, Remy Cohen, a student at Johnson and Wales University has been named Pitcher of the Week by the Greater Northeast Athletic Conference.
Remy Cohen, Johnson & Wales, Fr., Atlantic Highlands, NJ
The Wildcats’ Remy Cohen was outstanding out of the bullpen for Johnson & Wales this past week. The rookie pitcher posted a 2-0 record with one save in four appearances on the week with a 0.00 ERA. Cohen earned the win over WPI with two thirds of an inning of scoreless relief and wrapped up the week with the win over Thomas as the closer.