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The Declaration of Independence – For All Generations - Happy Fourth of July!

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HOLMDEL/COLTS NECK, NJ - The definition of a free country is where the government does not control what people say or do for political reasons and where people can express their opinions without punishment. The transition from a totalitarian state to a free country will be long and slow.

In a 2017 report Freedom House said that of the 195 countries assessed, 87 (45%) were rated Free, 59 (30%) Partly Free, and 49 (25%) Not Free.

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The United States Declaration of Independence is the statement adopted by the Second Continental Congress meeting at the Pennsylvania State House (now known as Independence Hall) in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776.  After ratifying the text on July 4, Congress issued the Declaration of Independence in several forms.

The founding fathers and many other patriots risked and gave their lives, freedom and treasures to birth a new nation.  This document, for the first time in history, sets forth the rights of the governed people, and not of the government.

I urge you to take a few minutes to read the Declaration of Independence, the greatest document ever devised by man.

What does the Declaration of Independence do?

By issuing the Declaration of Independence, adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, the 13 American colonies severed their political connections to Great Britain. The Declaration summarized the colonists' motivations for seeking independence.

What is the main idea of the Declaration of Independence?

The Declaration of Independence states that all men are created equal and are entitled to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."  These ideas would be expressed again in the new republic's Constitution. These ideas form the basis of our beliefs about the role of our government in our lives today.

What are the basic rights in the Declaration of Independence?

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.“

Where is the real Declaration of Independence?

The Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom. Located on the upper level of the National Archives museum, is the permanent home of the original Declaration of Independence, Constitution of the United States, and Bill of Rights.

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Colts Neck Senior Citizens Organization: Welcoming New Members for Great Experiences

July 10, 2018

COLTS NECK, NJ -  Tuesday, June 12  was a beautiful day for the members of Colts Neck Senior Citizens. The weather was perfect and a wonderful outing was enjoyed by all.  We boarded the bus for a delightful ride to Long Beach Island, where the Surflight Theatre was the first stop.  The performance of “Nice Work If You Can Get It” was definitely “nice ...

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Thu, July 19, 5:00 PM

Frutta Bowls, Colts Neck

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Thu, July 19, 6:00 PM

Bella Vista Country Club, Marlboro

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Fri, July 20, 8:00 AM

Vibe Tap and Grill, Hazlet

Breakfast Fundraiser

Business & Finance Government

Wed, July 25, 6:45 PM

Holmdel Public Library, Bell Works, Holmdel

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Eliminates Prior Approval for Medicaid Tobacco Cessation Medications; Counseling Options to be Expanded

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(TRENTON) – The Murphy administration on Monday announced new steps to help New Jersey Medicaid recipients quit using tobacco by making it easier to receive tobacco cessation medications and counseling.

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Colts Neck Senior Citizens at Atlantic City

There were so many members of the Colts Neck Senior Citizens that signed up for the recent trip to Atlantic City that a larger bus had to be ordered.  The group felt like July 10 was a lucky day, even if there wasn’t a big win at the casino! We enjoyed a comfortable bus ride to the Tropicana, where we received a $15.00 gambling card, a ...

“Plant a Row” Garden Grows Fresh Produce for Monmouth County Food Pantries

FREEHOLD, NJ – The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently visited and toured the Monmouth County Plant a Row for the Hungry Garden, which has donated 29,000 pounds of fresh produce to local food pantries since 2006.

 

Monmouth County’s Plant a Row (PAR) garden was created by the Master Gardeners of Monmouth County and the Rutgers Cooperative Extension in 2006 ...

TV's Cupcake Wars Champ Sweetens Holmdel at Bell Works Fireworks Extravaganza

July 18, 2018

HOLMDEL, NJ - On July 10th, attendees of the “Red, White and Boom” fireworks spectacular at Holmdel’s Bell Works complex were treated to the equally colorful (and far more delicious) cupcakes from the House of Cupcakes, a crowned champion of the Food Network.

 

The House of Cupcakes’ food truck offered its customers cupcakes in twelve flavors, ranging from ...

Obituaries

Feb 5, 1925 - Jul 4, 2018
Mary Ann Walsh Thompson, 93 of Holmdel, died Wednesday July 4th at Care One at Holmdel. Mary Ann ...
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5 Simple Ways to Save Water this Summer

According to the L.A. Times, the average American uses an estimated 98 gallons of water EACH day.  

Here are five simple ways you can save water, to help you conserve water this summer and take some pressure off of your drains.

1. Unless you are using it, turn the faucet off. How many of us still leave the water running while we shave or brush our teeth?According to ...