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The Meaning of Memorial Day - "Freedom is Never Free" - A Vietnam Veteran's Tribute

May 29, 2022



Memorial Day Wishes from The Barn on South Holland
Wishing everyone an enjoyable Memorial Day weekend.

Let us celebrate this holiday with colors of patriotism and gratitude toward those who gave all on behalf of our country.

God Bless America

Memorial Day, as the name ...

Jack McGreevey, a No-Nonsense Supporter of Veterans, Dead at 93

CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battle-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12.

He was 93.

Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the 19th legislative district, serving in the legislative office since 1998. He proudly wore his ...

Learn the History of Thunder on the Beach: Sandy Hook Proving Ground

MIDDLETOWN, NJ: Middletown is rich in NJ history and on May 24, at 7:00 p.m., The Middletown Township Historical Society will continue its speaker series with "Thunder on the Beach: Sandy Hook Proving Ground".  Historian Mary Rasa will be the presenting speaker. 

Located at Middletown's Sandy Hook, The Sandy Hook Proving Ground was a weapons testing facility that began ...

Tunnel to Towers Super Tri-Circuit Event at The Atlantic Club Downtown

Red Bank, NJ: The Atlantic Club Downtown is launching a Super Tri-Circuit event to benefit the Tunnel to Towers Foundation and honor all service men and women of our Armed Forces.

The Foundation was created to honor NYC firefighter Stephen Siller. 

According to the Foundation’s website; “On September 11, 2001, Stephen, who was assigned to Brooklyn’s Squad 1, had just ...

Monmouth County Hosts French Legion of Honor Ceremony for World War II Veteran, U.S. Private Class Edward L. Chan

Mr. Edward L. Chan (middle) was presented a Certificate of Recognition by Monmouth County officials left to right: Commissioner Deputy Director Susan M. Kiley, Commissioner Ross F. Licitra, Commissioner Director Thomas A. Arnone, Acting County Prosecutor Lori Linskey, County Surrogate Maureen T. Raisch and Commissioner Nick DiRocco, in honor of receiving the French Legion of Honor ...

Mayor of Flavortown Guy Fieri Visits Middletown: provides over 400 meals to Veterans and Their Families

MIDDLETOWN, NJ: Hundreds of Veterans and their families were treated to an exciting afternoon on Friday in Middletown, compliments of the Guy Fieri Foundation, founded with the mission to use food, cooking, and education to support, uplift, and encourage our communities. The Guy Fieri Foundation supports first responders through disaster relief, celebrates local heroes and ...


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JCP&L, FirstEnergy Remind Public to Have a Safety-First Summer

With the Fourth of July fast approaching and the summer months upon us, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), and its parent company, FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), are reminding the public to be cautious of potential electrical hazards associated with popular outdoor activities. Celebrating responsibly will help keep customers safe and the electricity flowing reliably this ...

JCP&L Completes Inspections and Maintenance to Enhance Service Reliability for Customers Through the Summer Season

With anticipated higher electric usage and severe weather possible during the hot summer months, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), has completed equipment inspections and maintenance throughout its central and northern New Jersey service area to help enhance service reliability for customers.

Nearly 800 miles of high-voltage ...

Ten Fun Facts About The Fourth of July

July 3, 2022

UNITED STATES -- Many Americans will celebrate the Fourth of July holiday with backyard BBQs, picnics or a trip to the beach. But did you know that Independence Day was not a paid federal holiday until 1938, Congress changed it? (source: ACEI-Global). 

1. Thomas Jefferson was not the only author of The Declaration of Independence
While Thomas Jefferson is often called the ...

In honor of Independence Day, The Barn on South Holland in Holmdel, Gives Thanks to Those Who Fought so Bravely for our Freedom. 

This Fourth of July, we might find ourselves barbecuing, congregating with loved ones, and enjoying our precious free time with friends and loved ones. July Fourth is also a time to step back, take stock, and appreciate the deep freedoms we enjoy every day.

In honor of Independence Day, please take a moment from your picnics, parades, and fireworks displays to say thank you to those courageous ...

Love, Death and Betrayal: The Story of Anna and Vito Genovese

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: John Barrows Presents: Love, Death and Betrayal: The Story of Anna and Vito Genovese. They were both married with children when they fell in love, but they had to be together, no matter what. She was the ultimate mafia wife, but in other ways was so very different from women of her time. He was the most feared gangster in America, but she was not afraid, and when ...

RESCHEDULED: Fireworks to be held July 3rd in Hazlet

July 3, 2022

Message from Hazlet Township:

Hazlet's Annual Fireworks Show Postponed to Sunday, July 3

The Hazlet Fireworks Show scheduled for Saturday, July 2 has been postponed to the rain date, Sunday, July 3, due to the possibility of rainy and windy weather.

The decision to move the date has been made for the safety of the crew and spectators. 

Please join Hazlet Recreation on Sunday ...

Viking Pest Control, Local Exterminator Offers Discount on Award-Winning Mosquito, Tick, and Spotted Lanternfly Services

June 22, 2022

Viking Pest Control (Viking Pest), an award-winning pest control company based in Basking Ridge, N.J., was rated top 10 in the country for pest control and top 5 for mosquito and termite service by Forbes Home, and best in the country for sustainability by The Spruce. In celebration of this recognition, Viking Pest is offering new customers a $50 discount on all services.

In addition to the ...


Sep 20, 1936 - Jun 28, 2022
Joanna Helen (nee Yandola) McCartin, 85, of Tinton Falls, NJ passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, ...
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Mar 14, 1974 - Jun 22, 2022
Bruce Thomas Rutherford II, 48, of Manalapan, passed away in New York City, Wednesday. Bruce was ...
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Aug 10, 1932 - Jun 22, 2022
Dr. Gérard Breton, 89, of Holmdel, NJ passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.  He is ...
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Sep 5, 1930 - Jun 22, 2022
Anna Boffa, 91 of Monroe Township, died on Wednesday, June 22. She was born in 1930 to the late ...
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May 21, 1937 - Jun 19, 2022
Alexandria “Alice” Rondinelli 85, of Fair Haven, NJ passed away on June 19, 2022.  ...
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Mar 19, 1936 - Jun 13, 2022
Tullio F. Ferrara, 86, known to close friends as “Chick”, of Holmdel died at his home ...
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