Friday, December 28, 2012
The grant money will be used to restore the historically-designated property's outbuildings.
Plans for restoring the Parker Homestead along Rumson Road in Little Silver continue to move forward with recent news of a $250,000 grant awarded from the county toward the project. "This is a huge step forward," said Mayor Robert C. Neff, Jr. in an e-mail regarding the much-needed funding to restore the 300-year-old property. "We appreciate the support of our friends in Monmouth County for the preservation and rejuvenation of this historical and educational treasure." The money, which will be matched in full by the borough, will be used to renovate many of the outbuildings of the site that was settled in 1667 by the Parker family, according to Monte Edwards, chairman of the Parker Homestead Board of Directors. The grant money will be used…
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The Army is slowly releasing its grip on 1,126 acres of prime Monmouth County real estate. Want to know what's happening to it?
Refurbished historic homes, new eateries, sports facilities, a health club, an office park, those are all among the likely new uses for the former Fort Monmouth. Right now the former Army post is more than 1,000 acres of property right smack in the middle of one of the most desirable areas of Monmouth County. But if you are like many residents who live close to the fort, you have no earthly idea what's happening over there. Local governments, schools and the county have all put dibs on their favorite properties. Big business has already secured one plot. Small businesses also are getting in on the action. Redevelopers say they expect to see significant redevelopment of the fort within 10 years — that's new homes, businesses, recreation …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Residents from Long Branch, Little Silver, Shrewsbury and surrounding areas to see the benefit, county says.
If you live east of the parkway, the county says you will see your roads plowed quicker this winter. That's because the county's Department of Public Works is set to move into a former Fort Monmouth facility in Eatontown. When snowplows leave the facility en route to county roads and bridges, County DPW director John Tobia says, plows stay down the whole way. That means more municipal roads cleared sooner. Oceanport Mayor Michael Mahon said at a recent meeting regarding the move, "The location of this facility in inclement weather is absolutely critical... It's presence is going to be crucial. The timing is going to be critical." Currently the county's Tinton Falls location is the only county public works facility to house two public works…
Monday, June 25, 2012
The temporary lights went from flashing to fully operational Monday morning.
My teenage daughter and I drove to pick up her friend in Shrewsbury on Monday, a little before noon, and as we easily made our left turn onto Branch Avenue off of Rumson Road, she commented, "Wow, that's the quickest we've ever been through there." We made it through the usually precarious intersection with ease with an assist from the temporary traffic light that was switched on earlier in the morning. The light at White Road and Branch in Little Silver was also fully operational on Monday. Who knows what traffic will look like during busier times of day, as cars tend to pile up along Rumson and White roads waiting to turn onto Branch, and even along Branch Avenue itself. When a portion of Seven Bridges Road shuts down beginning next week…
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Wednesday's $70 million Powerball ticket was purchased at Little Silver Family Pharmacy
As soon as we heard the news, Patch ran over to the Little Silver Family Pharmacy Thursday morning to see what we could find out some more about the $70 million winning Powerball ticket purchased there some time over the last few days. We bumped into Cisco Torres, who is a special investigator with the New Jersey Lottery out of Trenton, who was going through the Little Silver pharmacy's paperwork at the front counter. "This is the first step in the process," said Torres, who was going over the pharmacy's purchasing records in order to verify the winning ticket holder once he comes forward. Torres was being assisted by Little Silver Family Pharmacy Custumor Service Representative Patrick Noble, who told Patch that it was a single ticket …
The winning numbers are 32, 43, 53, 55, 56 plus the Powerball number of 6
The winning Powerball ticket -- worth $70 million -- was purchased at Little Silver Family Pharmacy, according to MyFoxNY.com. The lucky numbers in Wednesday's drawing are 32, 43, 53, 55, 56 plus the Powerball number of 6, according to the report. Stay tuned to Patch to find out who the big winner is.
Monday, May 16, 2011
Local Australians gathered at Sickles Park on May 14th to enjoy food, cricket and boomerangs.
What happens when you gather a group of Australian ex-pats who long for their sunburnt country together? A day of cricket and hair-raising boomerang throwing of course. Little Silver residents may have noticed that Sickles Park was taken over on Saturday by just such a group. Nine families from the surrounding area brought their favorite Aussie fare and all the cricket equipment stowed in their garages. Sausage rolls, ANZAC biscuits and lamingtons were happily devoured before the baseball diamond was turned into a cricket pitch. Everyone got up to bat and it proved a great opportunity to have all the Australian-American kids have a go at the national sport. The real fun started when the boomerangs began to fly. The “throw them one at …
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Students from Little Silver and Shrewsbury join elite group of Monmouth and Ocean county musicians.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Four musical standouts from Red Bank Regional High School will be playing in this year’s All-Shore Symphonic Band. Michele Tarnecki, Halle Butler, Carey Neff, and Matthew Rosen recently auditioned and have been selected for the All-Shore Symphonic Band, a regional group that brings together talented young musicians from across Monmouth and Ocean counties. Freshman and Little Silver resident Matthew Rosen was chosen to sit first chair on bass clarinet. Rosen also placed first chair on alto clarinet in an ensemble he auditioned for. Carey Neff, a sophomore from Little Silver, will be seated first chair on baritone horn. Senior and Shrewsbury resident Michele Tarnecki will play the flute alongside freshman Halle Butler of Little Silver. The …