Sunday, December 23, 2012
Read an interesting history about this piece of old Middletown.
The Throckmorton-Lippit-Taylor Burying Ground is a quiet space located on Penelope Lane, located in the Middletown Village Historic District. It may perhaps become more noticeable to people, now that the Middletown Planning Board office recently moved into a converted structure next door. A detailed history about the burial ground, with a map can be found on the township website. Middletown is one of the oldest settlements in New Jersey, and this is the oldest recorded family burying ground in Middletown. The men, women, and children interred here represent some of the earliest settlers of the town, and their lives reflect those who founded our country. They were merchants, cabinetmakers, carpenters, judges, farmers, and adventurers in …
Friday, December 7, 2012
A new all-girls high school is moving into Middletown's stately Croydon Hall campus.
Trinity Hall, a newly established all girls high school in the Catholic tradition, announced Friday afternoon it will welcome its first freshman class in September 2013 at a temporary location in Middletown. The site will be a low brick building on the Croydon Hall campus at 900 Leonardville Road in Leonardo, currently home to the Middletown Parks & Recreation Department. It is adjacent to the white iconic mansion on a rolling campus of athletic fields. Croydon Hall was once the home of a boys boarding school. In an email to school supporters, Trinity Hall founders Mairead and Sean Clifford, and Victoria and Justin Gmelich, of Rumson, said Croydon Hall has the academic building they need with "a sufficient number of classrooms and offices…
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
What would you design for the township's 350th anniversary logo?
Middletown Township's 350th birthday is approaching in 2014, and a committee of citizens is looking to give the town a big party. But first, they want to nail down a great logo to use in the promotion. A contest is being held choose the best design by a Middletown resident. An application can be downloaded from the township website. Entries are due December 17 at Town Hall. The logo must include the celebration name Middletown 350, and entries can be hand-drawn, painted or computer generated. What do you think the logo express? Brainstorm your ideas in the comments, and perhaps you will spark some inspiration. Submission information is on the form.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The Lt. Governor helped unload the trucks full of items that will help Hurricane Sandy victims and volunteers clean up.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno appeared at Croydon Hall in Middletown Tuesday, to bring attention a $1 million donation by Home Depot Foundation. Trucks full of donated supplies pulled up to the township storm center in Leonardo, and Guadagno unloaded rakes, shovels, work gloves, trash bags and cleaning supplies. "For families recovering from and cleaning-up after Hurricane Sandy's devastation, these supplies are important to help regain some sense of normalcy," said Lt. Governor Guadagno in a statement. "It's easy for homeowners and residents to feel overwhelmed by the task before us, but Home Depot's donation will hopefully make the burden of restoring our homes and communities just a little lighter." Home Depot's donation is spread …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Shelter at Croydon Center and other assistance for those whose lives have been disrupted by Hurricane Sandy.
The following messages were posted on the Township website on Nov. 1, 2012. Per JCP&L about 24 percent -- that’s 8,150 customers of township has been restored, 25,500 customer still remain without power . For anyone needing shelter, the Croydon Center Reception Center and Shelter at 900 Leonardville Road is now open and available. Please bring pillows, blankets, personal items such as medications. Unfortunately, absolutely no pets can be accommodated. Monmouth County residents and small businesses are now eligible to apply for different types offederal assistance, including temporary housing, repair, replacement or other needs such as Disaster Unemployment Assistance, and Small Business Administration disaster loans. Register by …
Calls were placed to local gas stations and grocery stores, and only Mike's Dariy & Deli was open.
Looking for a place to get some food or supplies? Mike's Dairy & Deli might be your best bet today. Patch placed calls to several grocery stores and gas stations in the Middletown Patch directory, and Mike's Dairy, on First Avenue in Atlantic Highlands is open for business, an employee said Thursday afternoon. The convenience store has "almost everything right now" in stock and is running on a generator, an employee told Patch. They plan to be open until 6 p.m. Calls to ShopRite of Middletown, Welsh Farms Food Stores, Bray Avenue Deli & Grocery and Harmony Natural Foods all went unanswered or resulted in a busy signal. It was a similar story with gas stations, where phone calls to BP, Exxon and Trivett's Sunoco went unanswered. Do you know…
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The very old, very large building is located across from Middletown Township offices.
- REAL ESTATE
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
An old, large building formerly used as a daycare for small children, located across the street from the Town Hall complex, will be put on the auction block on November 16. The 7,800-square foot building dates back to 1820 and is located at 18 King's Highway. According to Monmouth County property records, in 2012 the land and buildings were assessed at $1 million and taxes were $21,471. It was recently marketed for $850,000, but did not find a buyer. It was most recently known as Red Oak Village School. It has also operated as Little Village Day Care Center. Max Spann Real Estate and Auction Company will conduct the auction, scheduled for Friday, Nov. 16 at 1 p.m. at the Double Tree on Frontage Street in Newark. Two other Monmouth …
Monday, October 1, 2012
The Monmouth County Health Department will offer flu shots to county residents at 22 different locations now through late October.
Monday, October 1, 2012
The Monmouth County Health Department is offering flu shots Wednesday, Oct. 3 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Atlantic Highlands Senior Center as part of the county's flu-shot clinics being run through late October. “Generally speaking, anyone over six months of age can receive the seasonal inactivated influenza vaccine,” said Freeholder Director John P. Curley, liaison to the Health Department. “We strongly urge anyone at risk of flu-related complications to get the seasonal vaccine from the county Health Department or your health care provider.” At the clinics, Monmouth County residents will pay $25 for the seasonal influenza vaccine. The vaccines are free to seniors with Medicare Part B. Accepted insurance companies are Aetna, Humana…
Monday, August 27, 2012
Check out what's going on this week from August 27 through August 31.
Government Meetings The Recreation Advisory Commission will meet on Monday, August 27 at 7 p.m. The Commission will be held in the Middletown Arts Center. The meeting is open to the public The Committee is tasked to provide guidance to the Township Committee and the Department of Recreation regarding recommendations of programs to meet the needs of the citizens of Middletown. For more information, please call 732-615-2015. The Middletown Township Zoning Board will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday August 27 in the Town Hall meeting room. To see the Zoning Board’s agenda click here. Family Outings History Night Mt. Vernon and the Murray Farmhouse were both built in the 18th-century by two ambitious men. Compare photos of the two dwellings to see the…
Friday, August 24, 2012
Find out what is going on in Middletown this weekend.
This weekend in Middletown, temperatures will be in the 80s with partially cloudy skies. End of Summer Picnic Celebrate the end of summer with a family picnic on Sunday, August 26 from 4 to 5 p.m. at Huber Woods Park, Middletown. In addition to the picnic, there will be a scavenger hunt, an insect safari and more activities. Registration and a $3 registration fee is required. For more information, click here. Sandy Hook Weekend The National Park Service turns 96 years on Saturday, August 25 and national parks across the country will host special programs to celebrate. Parking fees will be waived at Gateway National Recreation Area for the day. Hike trails and identify edible plants, Sandy Hook, N.J. (parking lot M), 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and…