Thursday, September 18, 2008

Thursday This 'n That

The Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore will salute Bob Novy and Ben Waldron
at their 25th Annual Award Luncheon next Wednesday (Sept. 24th) at Woodlake Country Club in Lakewood. Novy is a well known attorney in Ocean County who gives time to numerous organizations and also hosts “Inside the Law” on 1160 WOBM AM. Waldron is the executive director of the Monmouth-Ocean Development Council (MODC) which is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life and business in the two counties.

Tickets are still available for next Wednesday’s luncheon by calling Karen at
(800) 785-2090, x223. I was honored by the Girl Scouts in 2001 and the luncheon is a first-class event which supports scouting and its mission in our area. Congratulations to both Bob & Ben, truly worthy of the honor.

Today is a big day for 107 area schools who applied for grants from the OceanFirst Foundation to improve and upgrade their libraries and media centers. OceanFirst officials will announce the recipients of $322,000 in grants later today at Eagle Ridge Golf Club at an event attended by more than 200 educators, including Superintendents, Principals and Library/Media Specialists. This is the fourth year the foundation has dolled out money to schools in Ocean and Monmouth counties through their School Library/Media Center Enrichment program and more than $1.2 million has been awarded. Today’s announcement will especially be welcome by four middle schools and four high schools who will each receive $25,000 and ten elementary schools getting $10,000 each.

Manchester Township Police Department PBA #246, the Manchester Little League and Ocean County Sheriff’s Department PBA #379 will hold 4th Annual One-Pitch Softball Tournament and Family Fun Day on Saturday, September 27th at the Little League Complex on Route 571. “Just-A-Hit for Justine” will help offset medical bills and other expenses incurred by the family of Justine Applegate in her battle against Pulmonary Hypertension. Teams that would like to register can call Rich Zingaro at (732) 779-3022. Gifts and other donations are also being accepted.

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