Monmouth and Ocean county briefs

ISLAND BEACH STATE PARK

The park’s annual terrapin release day for the public takes place this Saturday .

Several 30-minute educational programs and terrapin releases are scheduled to happen between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Project Terrapin is a volunteer, conservation and education effort to support the diamondback terrapin and its Barnegat Bay watershed habitat.

For more information, visit www.projectterrapin.org/

EATONTOWN

The Borough is seeking volunteers to serve on its Rent Leveling Board. Members are appointed by the governing body and serve one year terms. The board is currently lacking sufficient members to convene and act upon matters that may require its attention. Currently, the board only has two members, one serving in an at large capacity and the other as a landlord representative of a mobile home park. The borough is seeking to fill the vacant positions of tenant in an apartment complex, tenant in a mobile home park, and one at large member. The board can also have alternate members who are designated as citizens at large. Applications are available at the Borough Clerk’s office.

Dan Radel

TINTON FALLS

The Learning Experience located on Asbury Avenue raised $2,100 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital during its Trike-A-Thon fundraising event on May 27, according to its staff. About three dozen children and their parents participated.

Dan Radel 

MANALAPAN

Nancy Silberman, a retired teacher of hearing impaired students, will discuss her experiences on receiving a cochlear implant at the Sunday meeting of the Ocean-Monmouth Hearing Loss Support Group at the Manalapan Library.

Silberman, who has been hearing impaired since age 1, wore hearing aids until two years ago, when she received a cochlear implant in her left ear.

The meeting, which is free and open to all, begins at 1:30 p.m. The Ocean-Monmouth Hearing Loss Support Group offers emotional support, camaraderie, tips and techniques for living with hearing loss, and technical information about hearing assistance devices.

Jerry Carino

HAZLET

Hazlet Township Public Schools and Brookdale Community College are partnering to offer the Raritan High School Explorer Program – Early College Academy, a dual-enrollment program that allows select students to earn both a Raritan High diploma and an Associate of Arts Social Science degree from Brookdale at the conclusion of their four years of high school.

The special program begins in September of 2016. For more information, visit www.brookdalecc.edu/recruitment-services.

Jerry Carino

MANASQUAN

The Underground Strength Gym is hosting a Lift STRONG fundraiser for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Saturday starting at 9:30 a.m. The minimum donation is $20 and there are three categories: high school under 175 pounds, high school over 175 pounds and adult.

The events are trap bar deadlift, bench press for reps and the 350-pound tire flip. There are prizes for the winners and gifts will be raffled off as well.

The Underground Strength Gym is located at 202 East Main St. in Manasquan, next to the train station.

For more information, call  732-223-5333 or visit www.undergroundstrengthclub.com/lift-strong-2016.

Jerry Carino

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