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It’s Your Town – Newsletter Volume 4, Issue 2-1/17/12

Here is another edition of the It’s Your Town newsletter, it covers the January 17th, 2012 Middletown Township Committee meeting. As readers of the blog know from listening to audio clips posted last week, this meeting was very eventful.

A a late notice stating that the Township will not open the Swim & Tennis Club this year was posted to the Township’s website on Friday 13th, heading into the long Martin Luther King 3-day holiday weekend and apparently, from the sentiment of the members present at the meeting, they weren’t informed previously of the dire financial situation of the Swim Club, over two dozen people voiced their concerns to the Township Committee.

There were a few Swim Club members who questioned the expenses incurred by the Township on behalf of the Middletown Arts Center (MAC) in relation to those incurred to operate the Swim Club. They were told by Mayor Fiore and Township Attorney Brian Nelson, that the MAC was on the way towards profitability and that the utility expenses were down dramatically to only $30 to $40K per year! Attached to the newsletter are the actual figures for the past five years so you can determine for yourself what is accurate.

Regardless, when the Club closes, all Middletown residents will be responsible for repaying the original bond used to purchase the Club instead of the member fees stated in the Pool Club ordinance.

Read this edition of the newsletter ….Here


And if you would like to listen to the companion audio clips from the meeting, I have them below

Committee comments #1
http://www.archive.org/embed/SwimClubMembersAddressTownshipCommittee
Committee comments #2
http://www.archive.org/embed/SwimClubMembersAddressTownshipCommittee-2
What about the kids?
http://www.archive.org/embed/SwimClubMembersAddressTownshipCommittee4WhatAboutTheKids
Tom Wilkens comments
http://www.archive.org/embed/SwimClubMembersAddressTownshipCommittee5TomWilkensComments

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Mtown News Flash 12-16-11

Rabies Alert
The Middletown Township Animal Control Division has received laboratory confirmation of 2 wild animals testing positive for Rabies.

The first animal, a skunk was in a fight with a dog in the Leonardo section of the Township. In another incident, a Good Samaritan picked up a sick raccoon and brought it to a veterinarian on their own. This raccoon was found on Kings Hwy near Church St.

Luckily, the dog was up to date on its rabies vaccination and only needed a rabies booster and 45-day quarantine. The person who handled the raccoon was not exposed to the animal in the way they transported it.

In light of finding 2 rabid animals in one week, we would like to remind residents about the possibility of wildlife being infected with Rabies. Everyone should make sure that all domestic animals (dogs, cats, and livestock) are currently vaccinated with a Rabies shot. In addition, residents should be aware that they should not be interacting with wildlife. If you come across a sick or injured animal, keep your distance and please contact Animal Control at 732-615-2094 immediately.

Remember, Rabies is a fatal disease. The best course of defense is the vaccination of your pets and not handling wildlife.

Leaf Collection
Fall leaf collection is underway. Get status reports at www.middletownnj.org/collection

Municipal Offices Holiday Schedule
Municipal offices will be closed Monday, December 26 and Monday, January 2, 2012.

Holiday Garbage and Recycling Collection Schedule

There will be no garbage collection Monday December 26, 2011. The next collection for residences with a Monday garbage collection will be Thursday December 29, 2011.

There will be no garbage collection on Monday January 2, 2012. The next collection for residences with a Monday garbage collection will be Thursday January 5, 2012.

There will be no recycling collection on Monday December 26, 2011 and January 2, 2012. Recycling will be scheduled to be collected on the following day.

Recycling Center Open Dec 27, 28 & Jan 3,4
The Kanes Lane Recycling Center will be OPEN on Tuesday & Wednesday December 27, 28 and January 3, 4 to accommodate residents who need to recycle cardboard, mixed paper and other items after the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

The Recycling Center is closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Regular operation hours will resume after January 4th. Hours are Thursday through Monday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Organization Day 2012
The Township Committee will hold Middletown’s annual Organization Day meeting at noon on Sunday, January 1, 2012 at Town Hall, 1 Kings Highway.

On the agenda will be the swearing in of the 2012 Mayor and Deputy Mayor. Under the township’s form of government, the Township Committee designates two members to serve as mayor and deputy mayor for a one-year term. Committeeman Anthony P. Fiore will accept the oath of office to serve his second consecutive term. Committeewoman Elect Stephanie C. Murray will be sworn in as the newest member of the Township Committee. The term for each Committee member is three years.

Scores of volunteers traditionally attend to accept oaths of office to serve on more than a dozen township boards, committees and commissions. Each group focuses on different aspects of the community and works to enhance Middletown’s quality of life. Residents are appointed to these positions by the Township Committee.

For more information call the Township Clerk at (732) 615-2014 or visit www.middletownnj.org

Christmas Tree Collection 2012
Christmas Tree Collection begins January 5, 2012. Click here for schedule. Trees can also be brought to the Kanes Lane Recycling Center, 52, Kanes Lane by Middletown residents only free of charge.

Homestead Rebate Update
The Middletown Tax Collection Office advises property owners that the state Homestead Benefit, for property tax year 2010, is being credited to the February 2012 tax quarter for applicable property owners. Adjusted February 2012 tax bills will be mailed on or before December 30, 2011. Please pay the adjusted amount shown on the bill by 4:00 pm February 10, 2012 to avoid interest charges. All questions regarding the homestead credit should be directed to the state Division of Taxation at 1-888-238-1233.

Vote for the MAC in the 2012 NJ Monthly Best of NJ Poll
Please vote for the Middletown Arts Center under the category of “Recreation & Attractions: Live Theater / Arts Venue”. This is the link to cast your vote: http://njmonthly.com/articles/best-of-Jersey/2012-jersey-choice-the-best-of-new-jersey.html. Deadline for voting is January 15, 2012. By winning the poll, the Middletown Arts Center would continue to spread the word statewide about its talented instructors, affordable classes, and free events and programs. It’s a true pleasure to represent an organization that educates and entertains thousands of families year-round.

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Middletown News Flash 8-5-11

Middletown Swim Club Half-Season Memberships On Sale Aug 1-15
There’s still time to get in on the fun at the Middletown Swim and Tennis Club. Half-season bathhouse memberships will be available for sale August 1-15.

Half-season passes are valid from August 1st through September 5. The cost is $150 for adults, $120 for children ages 4-17, $60 for children ages 2-3 and $120 for seniors. Those without a 2011 membership are eligible to purchase a half-season pass. No adjustments will be made to any 2011 memberships.

The Middletown Swim and Tennis Club is located at 214 Harmony Road. The club has over 10 acres of picnic and play areas. Amenities include 4 swimming pools, 5 tennis courts, bathhouses, a snack bar, volley ball, horseshoe and shuffleboard. Activities include family and teen fun nights, competitive swim teams, and sports tournaments. Call 732-671-5757.  Applications available at www.middletownnj.org.

 

Middletown Remembers 9-11-01
In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of September 11th, Middletown Township is planning a trio of tributes to honor those who lost their lives in the World Trade Center tragedy.

“Thanks to the support from the community, Middletown will honor the 37 residents we lost during the tragedy with a memorial service, a flag display and a juried art exhibit,” said Mayor Anthony P. Fiore

The Township will hold the memorial service on Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. at the Middletown World Trade Center Memorial Gardens. Among those who have agreed to participate are local religious and government leaders, veterans’ organizations, emergency responders, girl scouts and boy scouts. The service will include a candle lighting ceremony, said Mayor Anthony P. Fiore, who heads the September 11th Memorial Planning Committee.

General parking will be available the main train station lot and the Satellite Lot at Sears, located at the corner of Kings Highway and Route 35. A shuttle bus will transport attendees between Sears and the gardens. The service will be held rain or shine.

Prior to the memorial service a flag display will be installed to honor the 37 residents who died on September 11, 2001.  Flag banners will be posted on telephone poles along Kings Highway, Church Street and Middletown-Lincroft Road.

“The flag display is sponsored by local businesses, organizations and individuals who answered the township’s call to help fund this fitting tribute,” said Mayor Fiore. “The flags will continue to be used after the 10th anniversary of the World Trade Center tragedy as a reminder that Middletown remains vigilant in its support of the War on Terror.”

 The cost of each flag banner is $250. Businesses, groups and individuals who sponsor the cost of at least one flag will be recognized in the program materials, on the township website – www.middletownnj.org – and on the township television station. The station is viewable on Comcast Channel 20 and Verizon FiOs Channel 26. Donations are tax-deductible. Call 732-615-2024 for more information.

Meanwhile, the Middletown Arts Center has put out a call to area artists to submit artwork for juried art exhibit honoring September 11th.  The exhibit, A Community Connected…to Each Other, to Healing, to Hope will be on display from August 25th through September 25th.  An Opening Reception will be held on Thursday, August 25th from 7-9 p.m. Call 732-706-4100 or visit www.middletownarts.org for details on how to submit artwork.

 

Pavilion Accepting Senior Housing Applications
The Pavilion at Luftman Towers, 43 Hurleys Lane is accepting applications for affordable one-bedroom apartments. Call 732-936-0500 for more information. Preference is given to Middletown residents and children/parents of Middletown Residents.  

Eligibility Requirements        

  • 62 years of age or older        
  • Minimum annual gross income – $18,500        
  • Maximum Income One Person – $38,040       
  • Maximum Income Two Persons – $43,440 
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Mtown News Flash 7-29-11

Middletown Police Offer Child Safety Seat Checkpoint July 30

The Middletown Police Department Traffic Safety Bureau will offer a Child Safety Seat Checkpoint on Saturday, July 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 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.

 

Middletown Swim Club Half-Season Memberships On Sale Aug 1-15
There’s still time to get in on the fun at the Middletown Swim and Tennis Club. Half-season bathhouse memberships will be available for sale August 1-15. Half-season passes are valid from August 1st through September 5. The cost is $150 for adults, $120 for children ages 4-17, $60 for children ages 2-3 and $120 for seniors. Those without a 2011 membership are eligible to purchase a half-season pass. No adjustments will be made to any 2011 memberships.

The Middletown Swim and Tennis Club is located at 214 Harmony Road. The club has over 10 acres of picnic and play areas. Amenities include 4 swimming pools, 5 tennis courts, bathhouses, a snack bar, volley ball, horseshoe and shuffleboard. Activities include family and teen fun nights, competitive swim teams, and sports tournaments. Call 732-671-5757.   Click here for application 

 

Mahoney Brothers Perform Thurs, Aug 4 at Normandy Park
Don’t miss the final installment of the 2011 Summer Concert Series. The Mahoney Brothers will bring their impersonations of modern music greats to Middletown with their Jukebox Heroes Show on August 4 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Normandy Park. Comcast Cable is sponsoring the performance.  In the event of inclement weather the concerts are moved to Middletown South High School.  Limited on-site parking. For more information, contact Parks & Recreation Office Monday-Friday at 732-615-2260.

In addition, the Arts Center is offering a concert series for families every Thursday through August 25th.  Cool Kids Concerts with Miss Sherri, Thursdays, 4 – 5 p.m., are open to children ages 1-10 and their parents. The Middletown Arts Center and Miss Sherri, nationally known award winning Kindie Rocker/Singer, songwriter and founder of Honey Child Music Academy invite families to beat the heat and boogie down during the totally interactive shows. Admission is $5. Call 732-706-4100 for more information.

 

Grace Period Extended to August 24 for 3rd Quarter Tax Bill
Final 2011/Preliminary 2012 tax bills will be mailed Friday, July 29, 2011. The delay was to due by the State in certifying municipal state aid figures.  As a result of the delay, the grace period has been extended to August 24, 2011.  To avoid interest charges please make all payments by 4:00 PM, August 24, 2011. The last day for payment without interest is also printed on the tax bills.

 

Fall Brush Collection Suspended  
The fall brush collection is suspended. Brush can be brought to the Kanes Lane Recycling Center from Thursday through Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There is no charge for residents to drop off brush. The fee for landscapers is $10 per yard. Please note residents will be required to remove any piles of brush that are on the roadway adjacent to their property. The next brush collection will be scheduled for Spring 2012.

Fall Leaf Collection will be scheduled as usual. The leaf collection schedule will be announced in October.

 

Police Investigating Hit & Run
The Middletown Township Police Department is investigating a pedestrian hit and run crash that occurred on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at approximately 10 p.m.  The crash occurred on State Highway 35 South between Navesink River Road and Coopers Bridge. A preliminary investigation revealed that the victim, a 26 year old male from Red Bank was walking near the intersection of Highway 35 South and Lakeshore Drive when he was struck by a southbound vehicle. After striking the victim the vehicle continued south on Highway 35 into Red Bank. The victim was treated at the scene and transferred to Jersey Shore Trauma Center for treatment where he is currently listed in critical condition. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or can provide any information pertaining to the crash is asked to please contact the Traffic and Safety Bureau at 732-615-2043. The crash is being investigated by Traffic Officers Cpl. Cliff O’Hara and Patrolman Darrin Simon

 

A Community Connected…
to Each Other, to Healing, to Hope Juried Art Exhibition Honoring 9-11

All entries must be received on Wednesday,  August 17th or Thursday,  August, 18th, from 4-9 p.m.

The Middletown Arts Center (MAC) announces an invitation to artists (over 18) to submit work in all media to A Community Connected…to Each Other, to Healing, to Hope Juried Art Exhibition Honoring 9-11. Artwork content should convey patriotism, hope, connectedness or growth in the wake of the historical World Trade Center tragedy and not include graphic imagery. 

All entries must be received on Wednesday,  August 17th or Thursday,  August, 18th, from 4-9 p.m. to be selected by the Middletown Arts Center 9-11 Exhibit Committee.  An entry fee of $5 per submission is required to cover exhibition costs. Multiple submissions are encouraged. Works to be hung must be display ready, suitably framed and wired for hanging. Entries improperly prepared for hanging will not be accepted. Pick-up of unaccepted work will take place on Monday,  August 22nd from 4-9 p.m.  Artists are invited to submit a brief biography and promotional items along with their work.

All work must remain on display for the duration of the exhibition from Thursday,  August 25th through Sunday, September 25th and be picked up on Monday, September 26th or Tuesday, September 27th from 7 a.m-9 p.m.  Visit www.middletownarts.org or call 732-706-4100 for an entry form.

 

Volunteers Needed for Middletown Domestic Violence Response Team
Middletown Township Police Department is currently recruiting volunteers to serve on the Middletown Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT). In affiliation with 180 Turning Lives Around (180), and with the assistance of the response team volunteers, Middletown Township Police Department continues to make available this service to victims of domestic violence. Applications are available now and interviews will begin shortly.

The volunteer advocates with 180’s DVRT program are civilian members of the community who work in collaboration with the police to provide crisis intervention and safety planning to victims of domestic violence at police headquarters.  The specially-trained advocates also discuss with the victim their legal rights in regard to obtaining a Temporary Restraining Order. The volunteer advocates help to empower victims to make decisions about their own lives. The identities of the DVRT volunteers are kept anonymous. The 40-hour intensive, mandatory training course will be provided to successful applicants at no cost. 180 will be conducting the next four-week training October 24th – November 16th, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, 6:00p-9:30p, in the courtroom at Tinton Falls Borough Hall, 556 Tinton Avenue. Prior knowledge of domestic violence is not required. The services of the Middletown Domestic Violence Response Team are available to victims, 24-hours a day, 7-days a week at Middletown Township Police Department headquarters, 1 Kings Highway, Middletown NJ 07748

Basic requirements for volunteers to apply include that applicants must be 18 years of age or older, have access to transportation, possess a valid driver’s license, be willing to serve on an on-call shift basis, participate in an interview process, submit to background investigations and fingerprinting, and successfully complete the mandatory training.  Middletown Township Police Department and 180 Turning Lives Around are committed to culturally diverse teams to better serve the community. Bi-lingual capability is helpful.  Please contact Sgt. Bill Colangelo, Middletown Police DVRT DVLO, at 732 615-2041 or email wcolange@middletownnj.org to obtain an application or for additional information.

If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence or sexual violence, you can call the 180 Turning Lives Around Confidential Hotline at 732 264-4111, 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. For more information, visit www.180nj.org In an emergency, dial 911.

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Middletown News Flash 7-14-11

Child Safety Seat Checkpoint July 15

The Middletown Police Department Traffic Safety Bureau will hold a Children Safety Seat Checkpoint this Summer Friday, July 15 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

Additional checkpoints will be held on:

  • 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.

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.

Summer Concert Series Continues
July 21, 7 pm at Normandy Park
The Beth Anne Clayton Band
Middletown’s Summer Concert Series continues on Thursday, July 21 with the Beth Anne Clayton Band and is sponsored by TD Bank. Concerts are held at Normandy Park from 7:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m. every other Thursday. In the event of inclement weather, concerts are moved to Middletown South High School. Limited on-site parking. For more information, contact Parks & Recreation Office Monday-Friday at 732-615-2260. The Middletown Concert Series is held in partnership with the Middletown Township Cultural and Arts Council.

The Mahoney Brothers will bring their impersonations of modern music greats to Middletown with their Jukebox Heroes Show on Thursday, August 4. This concert, the last is the 2011 series, is sponsored by Comcast Cable.

Meanwhile, the Arts Center is offering a concert series for families every Thursday through August 25th. Cool Kids Concerts with Miss Sherri, Thursdays, 4 – 5 p.m., are open to children ages 1-10 and their parents. The Middletown Arts Center and Miss Sherri, nationally known award winning Kindie Rocker/Singer, songwriter and founder of Honey Child Music Academy invite families to beat the heat and boogie down during the totally interactive shows. Admission is $5. Call 732-706-4100 or visit www.middletownarts.org for more information.

Middletown Seeks Support for 9/11 Flag Display
In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of September 11th, Middletown Township is planning a flag display at the site of the Middletown WTC Memorial Gardens to honor the 37 friends and neighbors the community lost in the World Trade Center tragedy. The flags would be posted on telephone poles at the Gardens, located on Church Street next to the Arts Center, and would extend down Middletown-Lincroft Road, past the Middletown Train Station. The flags will remain in place after the September 11th Remembrance Ceremony as a perpetual reminder that Middletown remains vigilant in its support of the War on Terror.

The cost of each flag banner is $250. Businesses and individuals who sponsor the cost of at least one flag will be recognized in the 9/11 program materials, on the township website – www.middletownnj.org – and on the township television station. The station is viewable on Comcast Channel 20 and Verizon FiOs Channel 26. Donations are tax-deductible. All donations are appreciated. Please make checks payable to: Middletown WTC Memorial Gardens, c/o Mayor’s Office, Middletown Township, 1 Kings Highway, Middletown, NJ 07748. Call Mayor Anthony Fiore’s office at 732-615-2024 for more information.

Just For Toddlers Preschool Playgroup
Join us for an exciting new year at just For Toddlers! The Tonya Keller Bayshore Community Center has increased class times and offerings to allow for more instruction. Just For Toddlers is a preschool playgroup for children 18 months to Pre-K. Arts & crafts, stories, music, numbers, letters, colors and many other activities will be taught to your child. Please be aware, however old your child will be on October 1, 2011 will determine the class for which he or she may register. All classes run from September through May and consisting of three, 10-week sessions. Class schedule is primarily run around the Middletown Public School schedule. All classes are held at the Tonya Keller Community Center, 50 Bray Avenue, North Middletown. For more information, call 732-615-3250.

Tonya Keller Community Center Farmer’s Market
The Tonya Keller Community Center Farmer’s Market is open for business. Stop by on Mondays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. or Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. All plants and vegetables were planted and are cared for by the children of the Tonya Keller Community Center. Shoppers can pick the vegetables of their choice directly from the garden. Residents interested in helping tend to the garden are also welcome to join the Garden Club The Garden Club meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. All proceeds from the Farmer’s Market go directly back into the garden. Tonya Keller Community Center is located at 50 Bray Avenue, North Middletown. For more information, call 732-615-3250.

Neighborhood Watch Comes to Ideal Beach
Middletown Township is trumpeting the arrival of a new Neighborhood Watch program in Ideal Beach with the installation of signs at key locations in the beachside neighborhood.

“The Township Committee and I are extremely proud of this Neighborhood Watch program. It shows people that Ideal Beach is a community that takes great pride in itself. The residents are out there and vigilant, and really helping to beautify this part of the town. It’s a real true hidden gem of Middletown Township,” said Mayor Anthony Fiore to a group of government and community leaders who gathered at the Tonya Keller Community Center to mark the start of the program.

Among those in attendance were Deputy Mayor Pam Brightbill, Township Administrator Anthony Mercantante and Deputy Chief Craig Bahrs and Ideal Beach Community Association (IBCA) members including President Kathy Grano, and Secretary Greta Siwiec.

More than 20 residents have already pledged to keep a watchful eye over the neighborhood. They also meet monthly to address various concerns. The group is assisted by a local detective who answers questions and provides guidance, said IBCA Secretary Greta Siwiec explained.

Installation of the signs is the latest in a series of projects and programs undertaken as part of the Neighborhood Preservation Program. Middletown secured federal, state and local funds to preserve and improve the neighborhood in 2009. Other activities and projects have included a home rehabilitation program, shade tree plantings and building improvements at the Tonya Keller Community Center; speed monitors along key roadways, and installation of security system to enhance neighborhood safety.

IBCA, a non-profit group, is an outgrowth of the Neighborhood Preservation Program. Many of its founding members were involved in community meetings hosted by the Neighborhood Preservation program to find out what residents wanted to see improved. IBCA remains dedicated to further program goals including enhancing their quality of life and building a stronger sense of community. Membership in IBCA is open to all residents. Non-residents who wish to support the neighborhood are welcome as Associate Members. The group meets every second Tuesday at the Tonya Keller Bayshore Community Center, 50 Bray Avenue. For more information, visit www.myidealbeach.org.

Scam Prevention Seminar August 10, 1:30 p.m.
On August 10, 2011 at 1:30 pm the Middletown Township Police Department will host a scam prevention seminar at the Middletown Township Public Library located on New Monmouth Road. The seminar will be held in conjunction with Valley National Bank Corporate Security. The seminar will educate residents on potential scams that have become an increased problem for law enforcement. Topics will include, but not limited to, the Grandparents Scam, Lottery Scam, Internet Scams, Credit Card Company Scams and many more.

The Middletown Police Department has noticed a huge increase in these types of crimes and has received numerous reports from residents reporting such scams. The Police Department and Valley National Bank hope that this seminar will provide the necessary information to our residents in order to prevent them from becoming victims. The seminar is open to anyone with an added focus towards senior citizens.

Middletown Fire Academy Civilian Classes
The Middletown Fire Department Training Academy is offering classes to civilians on boating safety, CPR and use of Automatic Electronic Defibrillators (AED).

A New Jersey Boating Safety course will be offered August 14 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. All persons who wish to operate a power vessel must possess a Boating Safety Certificate. Successful completion of this course will result in a Boating Safety Certificate issued by the New Jersey State Police. Course Number is 11-1701-32. Registration deadline is August 10. Tuition is $50.

A course on CPR and use of AEDs will be held on October 25 and October 27, 7:00 – 10:00 pm. About 92 percent of sudden cardiac arrest victims die before reaching the hospital, but statistics prove that if more people knew CPR, more lives could be saved. Immediate CPR can double, or even triple, a victim’s chance of survival. Registration deadline ends October 10th. Course Number is 11-1601-42 Tuition is $25.

For registration and information please contact: info@middletownfireacademy.com, 732-615-3280, fax: 732-957-9369.

Vote for the Middletown Arts Center during the Asbury Park Press
“2011 Best of Monmouth County Readers Choice Awards”!
Visit http://bestof.app.com by July 31st to VOTE for the Middletown Arts Center! Once online, fill in your name, address, phone number and e-mail address to enter. Type in Middletown Arts Center for the Best of Categories for Camp, Place for Kids Birthday Party or Place to Dance. We hope to win more than one category so please spread the word! Include the complete organization name of the Middletown Arts Center, town of Middletown and county is Monmouth. Online voting ends Sunday, July 31th. All eligible voter entries must be submitted online. No other methods of voting are acceptable. One vote per category, one vote per person.

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