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June 2007

ICE in case of Emergency

Dear Friends:

We all carry our mobile phones with hundreds of names/ numbers stored in its memory but who, other than ourselves, knows which of these numbers belong to our near and dear ones?

If we are involved in an accident or have a heart attack and the people attending us get hold of our mobile phone, they won't know which number to call to inform our family members. Yes, there are many numbers stored but which one is the contact person in case of an emergency?

For this reason, we must have one or more telephone numbers stored under the name ICE (In case of

Emergency) in our mobile phones.

It is simple, an important method of contact during emergency situations.

As cell phones are carried by majority of the population, just store the number of a contact person or person who should be contacted during emergency as ICE (meaning In Case of Emergency).

The idea was thought up by a paramedic who found that when he went to the scenes of accidents, there were always mobile phones with patients, but they didn't know which number to call.

He therefore thought that it would be a good idea if there was a nationally recognized name for this purpose.

Following a disaster in London , the East Anglican Ambulance Service has launched a national "In case of Emergency (ICE)" campaign.

In an emergency situation, Emergency Service personnel and hospital staff would then be able to quickly contact your next of kin, by simply dialing the number stored as "ICE".

It really could save your life, or put a loved one's mind at rest.

For more than one contact name simply enter ICE1, ICE2 and ICE3 etc.

A great idea that will make a difference!

Let's spread the concept of ICE by storing an ICE number in our mobile phones today!

Summer Events Jersey Shore Cast

Ocean Grove

July 20 39th Annual House tour form 10:30am to 4:30pm.

July 25 Teddy Bear tea 12pm at the Museaum and Starving Artist

July 28 Ocean Grove Boardwalk Art Show 9am to 4pm. Come see 60 artists displaying their work.

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Spring Lake

Every Saturday    in June and July Bottle Shop at Third Avenue invites all wine lovers to enjoy complimentary wine tastings a from 3pm to 5pm.

July 27 & 28 Shakespeare in the Prak presents Tamin gof the Shrew at 7:30pm in Devine Park. Performances are FREE. Play runs 90 minutes no intermission. bring your blankets, charis, loungers,get comfortable.


July 2 to August 27 Free Summer Band Concerts  at 8pm at the John Taylor Pavillion ocean ave. Music provided by the 20 piece John Luckenbill Orchestra.

July 18 Belmar Women's club 79th annual Flower Show & Luncheon at 5pm at the Waterview Pavillion.

Pt. Pleasant

July 13 Classic car Cruise from 5pm to 9pm ion downtown Pt. Pleasant Beach.

June 21 ro July 26 Every Thursday after sunset Fireworks on the Beach.

June 24 to July 29 Every Sunday Movies at dsuk at Jenkinson's Beachfront.

July 4 Festival of the Atlantic Concert ORchestra St. Peter by the SEa 7:30 pm Jenkinson INlet Beach.

Red Bank

Now through October 31  Farmers Market at the Galleria. West Front Street Red Bank every Sunday from 9am to 2pm

July 3 KABOOM Fireworks

Movies in Riverside Gardens PArk 8:45pm on Tuesdays

July 10 Happy Feet

July 17 Little Rascals

July 24 Failure to Launch

July 31 Gridiron Gang

July 27 to July 29 Red Bank Annual Sidewalk Sale

Long Branch FREE SUMMER Events Jersey ShoreCast

June 21 to August 30 Thursdays by the sea at Pier Village see earlier post

June 23 Harley Davidosn Motorcycle Cruise Night from 6pm to 10pm. The finest, the wildest hogs in the state can be seen  at Uptown broadway with musice presented by a disc jockey.

June 24 through August 26 Jazz at the beach on Sundays form 7pm to 8:30 pm held at West End at Bright Avenue will include local bands.

July 4 Ocean fest at the boardwalk. Vendors, bands, exhibits galore. All day and into the evening with fireworks and concert at the beach.

July 14 West End Cruise Night from 6pm to 10pm wildly popular classic car show and entertainement with the Cherubs and featuring the Duprees.

July 17, 24, 31 Uptown Tuesday nights 7p three great concerts in the parking lot of St. Lukes church.

Sandy Hook Beach Concert Series

From June 20 to August 29 2007 every Wednesday at 6pm weatehr permitting at Beach Area E on Sandy Hook Top performers will draw thousands for musical entertainment in this beautiful setting. In the past each week over 2,000 people came to listen, dance, relax and enjoy the live music while eating picnic dinners broght from home. For those who want to purchase their food there is a near by snack bar and restrooms. The concerts end promptly at 8:15pm

For weather releated cancellations call 732-291-7733 after 2pm the day of concert or go to

June 20 Philadelphia Funk Authority ( funk/ dance)

June 27 Silver Starlight Orchestra (WWII big Band)

JUly 4 Next Generation Soul (rhythm and blues)

Julyy 11 Cherubs (classic rock)

July 18 Beth Ann Clayton Band (country rock)

July 25 Jobonanno, The Godson of Soul (rock and roll)

August 1 Tim McCloone and th Shirleys (rock/Americana)

August 8 Pat Guadano and the Candle Brothers (folk rock)

August 15 The Robert Murdock Band (British Invasion/60')

August 22 TBD Rain Date

August 29 Jazz Lobsters Big Band (swing)

Just for Laughs

The pastor entered his donkey in a race and it won.
The pastor was so pleased with the donkey that he entered it in the race again, and it won again.
The local paper read:

The Bishop was so upset with this kind of publicity that he ordered the pastor not to enter the donkey in another race.
The next day, the local paper headline read:

This was too much for the Bishop, so he ordered the pastor to get rid of the donkey.
The pastor decided to give it to a nun in a nearby convent.
The local paper, hearing of the news, posted the following headline the next day:

The Bishop fainted.
He informed the nun that she would have to get rid of the donkey, so he sold it to a farmer for $10.
The next day the paper read:

This was too much for the Bishop, so he ordered the nun to buy back the donkey and lead it to the plains where it could run wild.
The next day the headlines read:

The Bishop was buried the next day.
The moral of the story is . . . being concerned about public opinion can bring you much grief and misery . . & even shorten your life.
So be yourself and enjoy life.
Stop worrying about everyone else's ass and you'll be a lot happier and live longer!
Have a nice day!

Emminent Domain Hot Topic

Eminent Domain a very hot and oft debated subject. One of the worst phrases in the real estate language.

Right now in Long Branch, the poster child for Eminent Domain is MTOSTA group who has been battling Long Branch regarding this matter. They have been the most vocal group after the Kelo vs London affair.

Right now there are several bills sponsored by several political people trying to get a handle on this very heartfelt earth shattering subject in New Jersey. Just recently there was an emailing campaign to put a ballot on an amendment to limit government's power to take private property. As a result of this campaign the voting session in the assembly for this Monday has been canceled.

The New Jersey Supreme Court found that eminent domain abuse in New Jersey has gone too far. Another eminent domain case Gallenthin Realty Development Inc. vs Borough of Paulsboro was handed down a favorable  decision in favor of the property owner.

They rejected the argument that any property that is "not fully productive" can be considered blighted, stating that by that definition just about every property in the state could be declared blighted and seized. The decision may reign in  some of the most egregious abuse of eminent domain, however broader reform is still needed.

We need to keep the pressure on. Canceling the Monday vote gives eminent domain supporters time to regroup. the next voting session is June 21. Keep letting the Assembly members know that citizens of New Jersey want and expect this question to be on the ballot in November.

Take action by sending an email to your Assembly members

Take Action by calling your Assembly members. Click here to get their phone numbers.

Take action by calling talk radio shows to encourage others to take action:

WOND (AM 1400)
Don Williams Show: Morning Drive time
Pinky Kravitz: Afternoons 2pm - 6pm

Atlantic City
Cape May
Ocean County

WIBG (AM 1020)
Harry Hurley Show: Mornings 7am-11am
Seth Grossman Show: Afternoons 3pm – 5pm


101.5 FM
Jim Gearhart Show: Mornings 6am - 10am
The Jersey Guys: 2pm - 7pm


To Remove the entire TICK safely..........

To Remove the entire TICK safely..........

Tick Removal Please forward to anyone with children . or hunters, etc!! thanks! A School Nurse has written the info below -- good enough to share -- And it really works!! This is great, because it works in those places where it's sometimes difficult to get to with tweezers: between toes, in the middle of a head full of dark hair, etc.

Apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tick with the soap soaked cotton ball and let it stay on the repulsive insect for a few seconds (15-20), after which the tick will come out on it's own and be stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away.

This technique has worked every time I've used it (and that was frequently), and it's much less traumatic for the patient and easier for me. Unless someone is allergic to soap, I can't see that this would be damaging in any way.

Road Trip Check List

Road Trip Check List

A month before

¨       Review home insurance plan and be sure it meets your current needs

¨       Review cell phone to see if you’ll have reliable service in the area you’ll be visiting

¨       Review your car insurance policy

¨       Inquire about toll transponders

¨       Research, plan and map your trip

A week before

¨          Flush and fill  your car’s cooling system and top off all fluids

¨          Inspect car for leaks; check seat belts, tires, change air filter

¨          Arrange for housekeeping service while you’re gon

¨          Stock first aid kit including prescription and over the counter medications as well as photo copies of the prescriptions

¨          Check to see what bills will be due and inquire about prepayment

¨          Alert security system provider that you will be away

¨          Put mail and newspaper delivery on hold

¨          Have lawn mowed  and shrubs trimmed

A DAY before

¨          Pack Ziploc bags, Handi wipes, hand sanitizer, napkins, plastic bags for trash, hand vacuum, cooler with drinks and snacks

¨          Reroute phone calls to cell phone

¨          Rent DVDs and video games for the car

¨          Prepare a scavenger hunt for the vacation

¨          Set automatic timers on lights, set clock radio; close curtains; check that outdoor lights work properly; replace any burned out bulbs.

¨          Check that smoke detectors are in good working order

¨          Pack journals, glues sticks, safety scissors and colored pencils for on the road scrap booking

¨          Down load songs and audio books.