Honors & Achievements

April 28, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Julie Wester, whose parents have a home in Lake Como, will be honored by the Essex Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh at its 51st annual dinner dance on May 4 for "her years of contributions to the Irish-American community at large and her long family history with the Essex ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar’s three star high school wrestlers stepped into the winner’s circle during the Belmar Council’s meeting last night. Lucas Revano, Bella Serrano and America Garry were officially recognized by the governing body on April 16 for their outstanding performances on the mat during ...

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BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Loretta Hill, business administrator/board secretary for the Belmar and Lake Como school districts, has garnered a 2019 Distinguished Service Award from the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials. Hill, who has served in her current capacity for 18 years, is ...

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HOWELL, NJ — Jade Glab of Belmar has been crowned Miss Central Jersey Beaches, earning her the opportunity once again to compete for the title of Miss New Jersey. Glab is the first-ever winner in this new preliminary to the Miss New Jersey pageant this year, open to candidates who live, work or ...

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MATAWAN, NJ — NY/NJ Baykeeper has been recognized by the Monmouth County Planning Board for constructing the first “living shoreline” of oysters in New Jersey’s portion of the Raritan Bay. The Matawan-based environmental organization was recently presented with the board’s 2018 Merit Award for ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — Virginia “Ginny” Kropac achieved a long-desired athletic feat last weekend. She became an Ironman, even though Mother Nature tried to stand in her way. The Lake Como councilwoman traveled to Chattanooga, Tenn., to compete on September 30 in the Ironman triathlon consisting of a ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Main Street Donuts has been chosen as the best doughnut shop in Monmouth County by Monmouth Health & Life magazine. The specialty shop garnered a 2018 Readers’ Choice Award in the “Best Donuts” category in its annual "Best of Monmouth" guide, which was published in the ...

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LONDON — Former Lake Como resident Dawn Franklin was the keynote speaker at a major awards ceremony in London to honor the next generation of female technology leaders in the United Kingdom. Franklin, who holds a key leadership role in information technology at the London Stock Exchange, ...

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BELMAR, NJ — As an employee of The Home Depot in Neptune for the past 22 years, it’s no wonder Kevin Woolley is a familiar face to store customers, especially residents in his hometown of Belmar. But more than that, Woolley, who has cerebral palsy, is an inspiration to everyone who crosses his ...

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OCEAN CITY, NJ — Miss Monmouth County Jade Glab of Belmar was among the top 11 contestants in the Miss Jersey Pageant last night, which saw the crowning of Jaime Gialloreto of Gloucester. Gialloreto will now compete in the Miss America Pageant in September in Atlantic City. Glab, 18, was ...

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