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Amazing Women

June 30, 2022

NATIONAL -- During the first World War Ralph Lindsey, my great-grandfather, kept a journal of his service on the front. He wrote about the front, his travels, his wounds, but the thing that came up most often – the mail. Fast-forward 100 years. Even in the digital age there is something uniquely ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ: Antonietta Picascia is a community maker! She teaches the Senior Workout and Culinary Classes held at Holmdel's Community Center, and is involved in many additional ways. She safely resumed her in-person classes over a year ago, when so many other government offices and community ...

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Red Bank, NJ: Being a police officer, the unexpected is part of the job. It was a surprise for Red Bank Police Sergeant Heather Kovar who was commended for her actions surrounding a house fire in Middletown on April 15. Her first reaction to the large group was, “It’s not my ...

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Monmouth County, NJ/New York, NY - After 45 years of exemplary service to Brookdale Community College, Dr. Elaine Henry Olaoye, professor of Psychology, is retiring and embarking on a new stage in her life. She was honored at the Board of Trustees' recent meeting for her distinguished career and ...

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MONMOUTH COUNTY: Many in our local community are in mourning with the very sad and shocking news that Donnalyn Giegerich-Zapcic passed away suddenly, on May 7. Donna was a friend to so many. Donnalyn had an energy force about her that was palpable. When Donnalyn walked into any room, her ...

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NEW JERSEY - Are you, or do you know, an ATHENA leader? The Monmouth Regional Chamber of Commerce (MRCC) ATHENA Awards committee is now seeking 2022 nominees from throughout the state of New Jersey, who represent the ideals honored at this important annual signature event. Nomination ...

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Volunteering for Debbie McMerty Brew goes back... Above is a 1984 Photo from the Holmdel Happenings: Debbie McMerty, a senior at Holmdel High School, Receives the Congressional Medal for Community Service, from Congressman John Howard.  Now, let's fast-forward to today:  HOLMDEL, NJ ...

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CENTRAL JERSEY - The Special Forces Cheer squad is a 12-Member team of special needs cheerleaders, who work hard every day to overcome their challenges and reach their goals. They are very excited to go soon to Orlando, Florida to compete on a National Stage in the World Cheerleading ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ - During National Women's History Month, the Middletown Township Committee presented Bayview Special Education Teacher, Amy Jennings with Middletown’s Distinguished Citizen of the Year award. Mrs. Jennings is also Bayview Elementary Teacher of the Year for the 2021-2022 School ...

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This Amazing Woman, Laura Stack, is on a mission to save our youth from substance use disorders due to dabbing, and other recreational marijuana use. Laura's beautiful son Johnny died by suicide at only 19 years of age...  MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ - "I want you to know you were right. You told me ...

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This article is being republished as part of this publication's Amazing Women Series, during March, honoring Women's History and International Women's Day. This article is about a wonderful local businesswoman, from South Africa, named Yogi. Since this article was first published, Yogi's beloved ...

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The month of March is Women's History Month and TAPinto publisher Jeanne Wall is sharing inspirational stories about the women who make our community great! If you haven't read the TAPinto article about the Executive Director of the Middletown Arts Center, make sure you do! The executive director ...

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Upon meeting Gwendolyn Love the appropriateness of her last name "LOVE" may be the first thing noted. Gwendolyn is recognized during Women's History Month and International Women's Day, as one of this month's "Amazing Women," making a positive impact in our community each and every day!    This ...

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The month of March, is a time to celebrate Women's History Month, and International Women's Day (March 8). During this entire month, this publication will be featuring women who make a difference in their communities. Today is the first in a series of Amazing Women. Today, meet NJ's Jodi Grinwald, ...

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Above photo: Jessica with her family finds that a successful Mary Kay career is possible while also managing a busy and fulfilling family life.  Left to Right: Victoria, Jessica, Joseph, husband Joe and Olivia.  MIDDLETOWN, NJ – Smile if you see a brand new 2022 pink Cadillac around town it ...

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    Put behind any preconceived notion that a YMCA is only a place for a swim and a gym. MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: Laurie Goganzer enthusiastically illuminated how the Y is a cause-driven organization to strengthen the community, with an emphasis on three pillars: youth development, healthy living, ...

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MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: Founders of Impact 100 Jersey Coast, Deirdre Spiropoulos and Heather Burke have definitely made in an impact in the world of non-profits and charitable giving, in Monmouth County. The impact in fact now stands 400-women strong, granting $2 million to 18 local non-profits, in ...

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MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: The YMCA of Greater Monmouth County (the Y) is preparing for its 33rd community celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Friday, Jan. 14. The annual commemoration will be a virtual event, free and open to all. A highlight of this year’s ...

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Janice Campbell of West Orange, NJ, (left) and Dawn Burke of Keyport, NJ, are honored during a Floragraph Finishing and Sendoff Event at NJ Sharing Network as they prepare to participate in the 2022 Donate Life Rose Parade® float during the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® parade that will take ...

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Missed it? Don't worry...another Vendorpalooza is coming soon... Details in article:  Above photo: Maggie O'Brien, Executive Director of the Middletown Arts Center and Strategic Visions Founder Carrie Kuczkowski.  MIDDLETOWN, NJ: Often referred to as the "Gem of Middletown" the Middletown ...

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The Dr. Carl Calendar Visiting Writers Series Presents Cathy Park Hong  All readings are free and open to the public on Zoom. No reservations or passwords are needed. Join Cathy Park Hong Bestselling Essayist, Pulitzer Prize Finalist, and one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People of ...

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NEW JERSEY: Licensed Real Estate Broker, Teresa Minnick is the founder of, and broker of record for TCM Realty Group. Teresa has been one of the leading figures in the New Jersey real estate market since 1997. Since then, she has been successfully marketing, promoting, and selling various types ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ: On the evening of September 23, at the Monmouth Museum, on the Lincroft Campus of Brookdale Community College, things were very hot pink! Founder, of Moms of Business, (MOB), Sarah Williams did what she does best: she brought an amazing group of talented local ...

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HAZLET, NJ: The Hazlet Business Owners Association (HBOA), held a couple recent monthly morning meetings at Kribs, Bagel and Bakery, a popular eatery, located in the Airport Plaza, in Hazlet.  The menu at Krib's is like a collection of the best diner, deli and bakery foods, all on one menu, ...

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FARMINGDALE, NJ: The Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore hosted their annual Phenomenal Women Under 40 event, on the evening of September 22. Eight women from Monmouth and Ocean Counties, were honored for their outstanding contributions to the community. The outside elegantly tented event was held on ...

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Local author, Shari LaRosa, shared some time with TAPinto, after recently launching “Ring Tail Raffi – Mindfulness in Madagascar”. It was wonderful to receive an advance copy of this purposeful rhyming story that is sure to provide a wonderful opportunity for parents to address the topic of ...

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MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ (Aug. 18, 2021) – Girl Scouts will celebrate, recognize and honor eight Jersey Shore women for their accomplishments at work and in the community, including Holmdel's Alaina Bontales, at its annual Phenomenal Women Under 40 event on Sept. 22 in Farmingdale. “Our Jersey Shore ...

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NEW JERSEY: Many who know Jackie Mejias-Fuertes already realize she's a super star! Now the state of NJ is recognizing Mejias-Fuertes as a star, honoring the positive impact she makes throughout the year for our community, specifically in this case for small business development. Each year, ...

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