Historical Association Looks Forward To 2018

first_imgBy Muriel J. SmithRED BANK – It was a combination of the “Greatest Show on Earth” and the 119th annual meeting of the Monmouth County Historical Association (MCHA) as the association held its election of officers and learned more about some of the former amusement parks of Monmouth County last week at the Two River Theater.Taking her theme from local author and historian Rick Geffken’s presentation at the meeting, Linda Bricker, MCHA president, introduced herself as ringmaster for the evening and termed it a meeting of the “greatest, largest, private-est, nonprofit-est organization completely devoted to history in the entire state of New Jersey.” The theme even flowed through the cocktail hour preceding the meeting, which featured amusement park treats like hot dogs, popcorn and cotton candy, setting the tone for both an entertaining and professional business get-together of local historians and friends.Bricker welcomed the crowd on behalf of the trustees of the organization and outlined both the achievements of the past year while hinting at the superlatives in store for the future of the MCHA.Bricker grew serious in tracing the association’s history from 1898, when a small group of residents incorporated to collect and preserve the history of Monmouth County, to the present, terming 2017, “an excellent year for the association.”She announced that interim director Charles H. Jones III will remain in the position through 2018, noting Jones’ family’s deep connection to both Monmouth County and the organization itself, in addition to his other qualifications for the position. In his brief tenure to date, Jones is credited with overseeing a new exhibition, overhauling the association website and developing a comprehensive program for future strategic planning.Bricker also highlighted the successful efforts during 2017 that have maximized the use of the Taylor-Butler House in Middletown, thanks to both donations and diligent volunteers; the facility is now available for rent for both holiday events and private parties. The front porch of the historic building, set in the heart of Middletown’s historic district, even served as the backdrop for a commercial shoot for a local car dealership and the house itself was the setting for the first Mistletoe, a holiday cocktail party that will become an annual fundraising event.The association will retain an outside consulting firm in 2018 to begin its search for a new director, Bricker said, and to determine the best direction for the association in the 21st century. “We will seek to partner our hopes and dreams for the organization with the potential for reasonable, sustainable and sound financial resources,” she said, adding, “We expect this strategic planning to be transformational and are very excited to begin.”Marketing chair Lisa Klem Wilson reported on a grant received from a Boonton advertising group which financed the overhaul of the association’s website so that monmouthhistory.org “reflects the work we have been doing.” eMuseum, a new mobile-friendly website, allows patrons to connect to MCHA collections, and view photos and graphics. eMuseum currently includes 389 items from portraits and paintings to drawings and furniture, according to interim director Jones. The furniture module, funded in part by grants from the New Jersey Historical Commission and the William T. Morris Foundation, currently offers 159 examples of association furniture holdings with another dozen and a half anticipated to be added this year. Since the inauguration of eMuseum in June, Jones said there have been 527 users from 38 states and nine foreign countries.During his report of the past year, Jones also noted that Tracking Sandy, the exhibit which opened on Super Storm Sandy’s fifth anniversary, has been well received. Completed with help from Melissa Ziobro, a professor at Monmouth University, and local designer Stan Cain, the contemporary exhibition continues to draw crowds with the possibility of it becoming a traveling exhibition in the future.Education chair Mary Ann LaSardo noted the association presented 84 trunk shows for schools and private groups in 2017 and hosted 400 guests at the biggest Fourth of July event yet.At the close of the business portion of the meeting, Bricker introduced Rick Geffken, renowned for his programs on Monmouth County history and a featured speaker for numerous organizations, and a retired Army officer and Vietnam veteran and contributor to the Two River Times.George Severini and Rick Geffken , co-authors of “Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore,” were on hand at the MCHA annual meeting to discuss their book.The program was based on his latest book, “Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore,” which he wrote with George Severini, who was also present for the meeting. Geffken gave insight into the popularity of three former amusement parks in Highlands, Atlantic Highlands and Sea Bright.He displayed videos and photography of the Atlantic Highlands Bayview Park on the waterfront in Atlantic Highlands in what is now a residential section, and the Red Clay Hill area where patrons could see the traveling 101 Ranch Wild West show at the beginning of the 20th century. The author also featured a brief history on the Bay Avenue merry-go-round on Bay Avenue, Highlands, and showed the importance of the steamship Mandalay to the industry. A passenger steamer that had a regular route between New York and Atlantic Highlands, the Mandalay brought hundreds of thousands of visitors to the amusement parks throughout the summer seasons.Both Geffken and Severini signed copies of their book and donated a portion of the proceeds of the sales to the association.last_img read more

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Head coach Maida gets stamp of approval from Leafs brass

first_imgHead coach Frank Maida looked like a magician in November when the Leafs raced to the top of the Murdoch Division.However, after the Leafs lost at home to the Castlegar Rebels prior to the Christmas break the Leafs looked anything like a well-oiled machine as the Green and White dropped down the Murdoch division faster than a pair of cement skates in Kootenay Lake.Nelson finished third behind winner Castlegar Rebels and Beaver Valley Nitehawks despite having the opportunity to clinch the division weeks before the regular season concluded.Still the Leaf executive thought there were more positives than negatives during the recent Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season and voted during a Tuesday night meeting in favour of extending the coaching contract head coach Frank Maida.  “We are excited to extend the coaching contract for another season,” said Leaf president Russell Stocks in a prepared statement. “We look forward to continuing our efforts with Coach Maida to build championship quality and high character teams on and off the ice for the fans of Nelson.”Maida, at the helm the past two seasons when Nelson was knocked out of the first round of the Murdoch Division semi finals by Castlegar Rebels in 2012 and Beaver Valley Nitehawks in 2013, will definitely have an edge when he goes player shopping during the spring recruiting season as Nelson will host the 2014 Cyclone Taylor Cup.The host club gains an automatic bye into the tournament that includes winners of the KIJHL, Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League and Pacific Junior Hockey League.The tournament, Stocks said the franchise is already started preparations to host, is held in April.The preliminary round begins the Thursday night with the top two teams in the round robin draw meeting in the Cyclone Taylor Championship Sunday afternoon.Current KIJHL champ, Castlegar Rebels, begins the 2013 Cyclone Taylor Cup Thursday against host Glacier Kings in Comox.PJHL Champ Richmond Sockeyes meet Island winner Victoria Cougars in the opening match Thursday.last_img read more

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Bombers book ticket to medal round of AA Girl’s Soccer Championship

first_imgMichalchuk completed the scoring, finding the back of the net for the third goal on a breakaway.Bomber keeper Hanna Quinn was called upon to make a few saves for her third clean sheet of the tournament.In three games LVR has outscored the opposition by a 11-0 count.St. Thomas Moore advanced to the playoff round by winning Pool B in the 16-team tournament.The Knights defeated Little Flower Academy of Vancouver 2-1 Friday morning to finish the round robin with a 3-0 record.The other semi-final matchup has Arch Bishop Carney, winner of Pool C plays Okanagan Mission of Kelowna at 4 p.m.The Bombers meet St. Thomas Moore at 6 p.m.Both medal-round games are at Lakeside Pitch.The other Kootenay team entered in the tournament, J. Lloyd Crowe of Trail, finished tied for third in Pool D and meets St. Thomas Aquinas of North Vancouver in Consolation Round action at 2 p.m.LVR is searching for the school’s fourth BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer title.The Bombers won last year, as well as back-to-back titles in 1997 and 1998. The L.V. Rogers booked its ticket into the BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships medal round Friday morning at the Lakeside Pitch in Nelson.Grace Dehnel scored from the penalty spot and assisted on another goal to lead the Bombers past DW Poppy of Langley 3-0 in A-Pool round robin action.LVR, defending BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer champs, now advance to the semi-final round later today against St. Thomas Moore of Burnaby.The game is a rematch of the 2016 AA Final, won in shootout by LVR over the Knights.Friday, LVR opened the scoring in the first half when Dehnel selfishly sent a pass through to Shianne Michalchuk who quickly deposited the ball into the back of the net.The Bombers made it 2-0 early in the second half when a Poppy defender was called for a late tackle in the penalty area.Dehnel calmly stepped up to the spot before drilling a low shot into the far-right corner.last_img read more

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EDDIE D. STAKES QUOTES – (DIVISION 2/FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 30, 2016)

first_img            JAMES CASSIDY, HOLY LUTE, WINNER: “I knew if this horse had a good break, a clean trip, he’d run well. It was a little awkward at the start, the way he broke, but it turned out very well.“More than likely I’d say the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint is where we’re headed.” GARY STEVENS, BOOZER, SECOND: “He ran great. My horse ran great.” TRAINER QUOTES JOCKEY QUOTESJAMIE THERIOT, HOLY LUTE, WINNER: “I knew he was going to run big, he’s been doing well. Third race off a layoff, working very well, very nice. He ran phenomenal today. I told Jim he would run big. I told him I’d be very disappointed if he didn’t but, he did.” -30-last_img

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Cape Town again named favourite city in the world

first_img18 April 2016Cape Town named best city in the Telegraph Travel Awards: https://t.co/p6v1UwDL8i #lovecapetown pic.twitter.com/UxwQ1JFf0r— Cape Town Tourism (@CapeTownTourism) April 13, 2016The Telegraph’s annual travel survey, based on 75 000 responses from British and European travellers, has named Cape Town its readers’ favourite city in the world for the fourth consecutive year, pipping Venice, Italy and Vancouver to the top spot.The survey by the British newspaper is recognised as the most comprehensive and reliable travel review by British tourists.South Africa also came in third as the survey’s favourite country destination, following New Zealand and the Maldives.The survey highlighted that it was easy to understand why so many travellers, in particular young tourists, picked Cape Town as their favourite city. “The brooding Table Mountain is too recognisable; the beach resorts of Camps Bay too enticing; the history which swirls around the metropolis. too absorbing,” the paper reported.The recognition would help to create more job opportunities for locals, said Cape Town Tourism chief executive Enver Duminy, and pave the way for even more innovation, entrepreneurship and job creation within the tourism sector. “(It) also accurately reflects the variety of experiences Cape Town has to offer visitors, from unparalleled natural beauty, to delicious, intimate culinary adventures in our many restaurants.”The accolade was a triumph for the city and the country as a whole, said Garreth Bloor, the Cape Town mayoral committee member for tourism. The survey was credible because it was “done independently and is based on the readers’ choice”, he added.Cape Town Tourism recently released a series of videos highlighting the beauty, history and diversity of the city, looking particularly at the city’s neighbourhoods, including Langa, Kalk Bay, the Central Business District and Woodstock.All videos, shot in HD and featuring subtitles, can be seen on Cape Town Tourism’s YouTube page.Watch one of the videos to learn more about the Mother City:The city is one of most photographed in the world, particularly on social media such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, where it is one of the most mentioned cities worldwide. The viral, word-of-mouth effect of social networks goes a long way in promoting the South African brand to the world, building a formidable reputation among seasoned travellers and new tourists looking to find a gateway into the rest of Africa.Search for the hashtag #capetown for some great photos of the city and see what the world is saying about the beauty of South Africa.oh wow! inspiration for the rest of the week, month… year! via @thelawry pic.twitter.com/Q8pDRsQ1y4 #kaapKiekies— Cape Town (@CapeTown) March 22, 2016Lion’s Head aflame.Explore more of beautiful Cape Town on https://t.co/m2p7NVxsdE – Image by Leigh Soulink pic.twitter.com/CWEskoegJW— CapeTownMagazine.com (@CapeTownMag) April 13, 2016Good morning #CapeTownIt’s a beautiful day. Go and do stuff. #lovecapetown pic.twitter.com/dAWWNFLgSx— The Roaming Giraffe (@DiBrown5) April 9, 2016Source: News24last_img read more

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London Olympics: Yogeshwar Dutt to take on Anatolie ilarionovitch Guidea in 60kg freestyle wrestling

first_imgYogeshwar Dutt will lead India’s challenge in the Olympic wrestling competition on Saturday after Amit Kumar and Narsingh Pancham Yadav crashed out of the competition. Dutt will take on Bulgaria’s Anatolie Ilarionovitch Guidea in the opening round of the men’s 60kg freestyle wrestling event.India’s best bet in the sport, Sushil Kumar, will fight it out in the 66kg category on the concluding day of the London Olympics on Sunday.The Indian wrestlers started their Olympic campaign on a disappointing note with Amit and Narsingh Yadav failing to win any medals.Narsingh Yadav also bowed out of the Olympics, losing his opening fight in the men’s 74kg event.Eighteen-year-old Amit, the youngest-ever Indian wrestler in the Olympics, raised hopes of a bronze medal after he moved into Repechage 2.But there he lost 0-3 to Bulgarian Radoslav Marinov Velikov, a Beijing Games bronze medallist, failing to qualify for the 55kg category’s bronze medal match.Amit, who had received a first round bye, had won 3-1 over Iran’s Hassan Sabzali Rahimi in the pre-quarterfinal.The Indian, however, failed to repeat his performance and lost his quarterfinal bout 1-3 to Georgian Vladimer Khinchegashvili.However, it was Khinchegashvili, who gave Amit a lifeline by qualifying for the final round.But the Indian found it tough against the Bulgarian, a former world champion, in Repechage 2.Narsingh was not so lucky as he suffered a first round loss to Canadian Matthew Judah Gentry 1-3.Gentry then lost his quarterfinal bout 1-3 to American Jordan Ernest Burroughs, ending Narsingh Yadav’s hopes of making the repechage round.advertisementlast_img read more

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Nawazuddin to star in Barrettos next

first_imgMumbai: Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui will star in filmmaker Glen Barretto’s road trip film, Dusty to meet Rusty. The film choices the journey of a girl who takes a road trip from Mumbai to Dharamshala in search of her childhood sweetheart but finds love on her way. Dusty to meet Rusty will mark his third collaboration with producer Rajesh Bhatia and Kiran Bhatia’s Woodpecker Movies after his upcoming films Motichoor Chaknachoor and Bole Chudiyan. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka”When Nawaz heard the narration, he loved the script instantly. Its an honour to work with talent like him who brings great value to the script with his nuances and outstanding performances,” Kiran said in a statement. The preparation for the film has begun and another hero as a parallel male lead and a female actor are on the verge of being finalised. The shooting is scheduled to start in August this year with a start to finish schedule.last_img read more

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Kane awarded goal

first_imgHarry Kane has been awarded Tottenham’s second goal in last Saturday’s 2-1 win against Stoke City in the Premier League after a successful appealThe winning goal was originally awarded to Christian Eriksen, but the Premier League goals accreditation panel have now awarded his Spurs teammate Kane the goal after the club had appealed the decision.Kane, who has declared his intentions to win a third consecutive Golden Boot in the Premier League, was adamant that the goal was rightfully his after he had made contact with the ball before it found it’s way into the back of the net.The decision means that Kane’s goal tally is now at 25 with the England international just four goals shy of Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah at the top of the scoring charts with the Egyptian later taking to Twitter to share his reaction.Wooooooow really ?Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…— Mohamed Salah (@22mosalah) April 11, 2018Former England and Barcelona striker Gary Linker teased the decision.“I can think of half a dozen for the national side I might claim. I was only 10 yards away from Platt’s volley against Belgium if that’s near enough? Could yet be England’s leading scorer.” said the 57 year-old, according to BBC.The Premier League record goalscorer Alan Shearer said:  “I wonder if they will give me the other nine I also scored but were not given! #269 #appeal.”last_img read more

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