Reading Garden a new tool for school

By Coleen Burnett
On a beautiful day that was perfect for reading a good book outdoors, students and staff of the Margaret L. Vetter School in Eatontown came together to dedicate their new Reading Garden on June 17.

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West Long Branch Council briefs WLB calls vandalism ‘silly’ and ‘senseless’

By Neil Schulman
West Long Branch — Officials ask anyone who has information on the repeated vandalism of the walls by Franklin Lake to report it.
Someone has been repeatedly disassembling the blocks every time the public works department repairs it.

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Clinging jellyfish population growing

By Patty Booth O’Neill
They cling to eelgrass, live sparsely, are nocturnal, and indigenous to Japan.
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Kortney’s Challenge fun run/walk raises funds for pediatric cancer

Oceanport — Sunday, August 7 will mark the 11th Annual Kortney’s Challenge 2 Mile FUN Run/Walk at Monmouth Park.
Over the years, the Kortney Rose Foundation (KRF) has raised over one million dollars for pediatric brain/central nervous system (CNS) tumor research at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Library will be collecting for Operation Sleighbells

Long Branch — To celebrate its 100th year serving the Long Branch community, the Long Branch Library will be collecting “100 things” each month to donate to various community organizations. During June they are collecting toys for Operation Sleighbells, the signature program of Family & Children’s Services of Monmouth County.
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Memorial Post VFW 2140 recognizes Voices of Democracy

By Neil Schulman
Long Branch — Five Long Branch High School students who spoke about their vision for America were recognized by the Brighton Memorial Post VFW 2140.
On Monday, the top entries for the annual Voices of Democracy Contest were honored at Long Branch High School. Prizes for the five students ranged from $20 to $150.

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Anya Garipoli wins national Anne Adams competition

Jersey Shore resident Anya Garipoli is a winner of the 2016 National Anne Adams Award.
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NAACP Breakfast showcases how men can make a difference

By Matt Engel
Long Branch — “Clap your hands twice if you hear me!”
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Neptune Hose Co. celebrates 150 years at IAMA

By Patty Booth O’Neill
It was a night of smiles and laughs and some tears… all happy.

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MMC saved my life

By Walter J. O’Neill, Jr
Long Branch — The quick actions of the emergency room staff at Monmouth Medical Center saved my life.
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