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Library Hosting American Red Cross Day

March 11, 2011

In light of American Red Cross Month, the Brielle Public Library will be hosting a day in honor of the organization.

This Tuesday, March 15, an open house, featuring representatives of the American Red Cross, will be held at the library, with various activities for local residents.

The open house will be held from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Representatives from American Red Cross will have various displays set up at the library covering topics including human and pet CPR and first aid, fall prevention, family care and disaster preparedness.

In the afternoon, “Scrubby the Bear,” a mascot for the American Red Cross, will join in for a sing-along with the children, while teaching them the importance of washing their hands.
There will also be coloring books for children, literature, handouts, demonstrations and more.

On March 12, from 4 to 7 p.m., the library will also host an open house specifically designated for young babysitters who recently completed a babysitting training course through American Red Cross.
The newly certified babysitters will be able to meet with parents living in the area that are looking for possible babysitters.
Parents can come to the babysitting open house by themselves or with their young children.

Refreshments will be served on March 12.

The Brielle Public Library is located at 610 South Street.
For more information, please call the library at 732-528-9381.

Half Way To Brielle Day

March 4, 2011

The Brielle Fire Company, along with the Jersey Shore Running Club, is hosting a 5K Challenge on Saturday, March 12 — the half-way point to Brielle Day.
The course runs the tree-lined rolling hill streets of Brielle.
The race starting location is Rella’s Tavern, 110 Union Ave., in Brielle.
The 5K will begin at 11 a.m.
Race day registration begins at 9:30 a.m.
A pre-race pick-up will be held on Friday, March 11, at the Brielle firehouse, from 5 to 8 p.m.
The cost is $20 for the run if received by March 6 and $25 after.
The cost for children 12 and under, for either races, are $15 by March 6 and $20 after.
A T-shirt will be available for all pre-registered runners. T-shirts will be available on race day while they last.
There will be awards in overall and age groups, in each category, for male and female, as well as an award to the first firefighter to cross the finish line.
An after party, including entertainment, drink specials and a buffet will be held at Rella’s.
Please download an application from the Jersey Shore Running Club’s website by visiting the link
For more information, contact Tom Condon at 732-966-0696.

3 On 3 Tournie Set For Next Week

February 23, 2011

Don’t forget — a Brielle 3 On 3 Tournament will be held on Friday, March 4, at the Brielle Elementary School.
Fifth to sixth grades will play at 5 p.m. and seventh and eighth grades will play at 7 p.m.
The event will also include a double elimination.
The cost is $30 per team before March 1.
Each participant will receive pizza and a drink.
There will be prizes for first and second place.
Please visit Brielle Parks and Recreation for more information, at

A Fun-filled February For Riverview Seniors

February 16, 2011

The Riverview Seniors of Brielle are having a very eventful and fun-filled February. Here are some of their upcoming events for the remainder of the month.

• Tomorrow, Feb. 18, at 11 a.m., the Riverview Seniors will host its monthly luncheon.
The speaker will be Joseph Bilby, who will tell stories from his recent book, “New Jersey Goes to War: Biographies of 150 New Jerseyans Caught up in the Struggle of Civil War, including Soldiers, Civilians, Men, Women, Heroes, Scoundrels — and a Heroic Horse.”
Mr. Bilby is the author and, or editor of 13 books and more than 300 articles on New Jersey and military history.
He is a columnist for the Civil War News and is currently assistant curator of the National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey, in Sea Girt.

• On Monday, Feb. 21, at 1 p.m., the Riverview Seniors will host the monthly Movie Matinee.
This month’s movie will be a seven Oscar winner, “The Sting” — where two 1930s Chicago grifters, starring Robert Redford and Paul Newman, organize a big con to fleece a vicious racketeer.
According to the Riverview Seniors, the movie will be filled with “suspense, wit, great music, crisp dialogue, superb acting” and “is one of Hollywood’s all-time greats.”

• On Thursday, Feb. 24, at 10 a.m. the program Coffee and Conversation will be held at the home of Carl and Jessie Eubank, 45D Mountain Laurel Lane, Brielle.
The Riverview Seniors encourage attendance at this event, in order to make it a success.

• On Monday, Feb. 28, at 10:15 a.m., the program, Book Worms, will feature “Where River Turns to Sky,” by Gregg Kleiner.
The Riverview Seniors said reviews called the book “soaring, funny, heartwarming novel,” “insightful, poignant, lovingly told,” “about senior citizens who are full of piss and vinegar,” and “will make you want to sing, dance, shout out the window that life can be grand.”
The Riverview Seniors invite all to come to the program, whether or not they have read the book.
Coffee and pastries will be served.

• Please call Stew at 732-528-8344 for more information on Riverview Exercise, which provides good exercise, good fun, and a chance to socialize.

• Please call Barbara Kiselica at 732-836-0035 for more information on Games and Cards, which features activities such as bridge and mah jongg.
Experienced players are welcome.

Music To My Ears

February 11, 2011

Photo courtesy of Bonnie Behrman

Brielle resident Hailey Hathaway, 6, gave her first violin performance on Saturday, Feb.5 at the Bay Head School of Ballet & Violin.

She performed a duet with fellow violin student, Katie McCafferty,
of Brick.

The Recital featured compositions for violin and piano by classical composers Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Frederic Francois Chopin, Francois Couperin, Gabriel-Marie, Gioacchino Rossini and Carl Maria von Weber.

Also performing on violin were Nicole Cardinale and Nisha Kate, of Brick.

Performing on piano were Peter Duffy, Rose Maisner, Gabriella Raffetto and Sophia Raffetto, of Bay Head, Ashley Santos, of Brick and Madeline Monaco, of Manasquan.

The Bay Head School of Ballet & Violin is dedicated to the study, appreciation and enjoyment of classical ballet and music.

All performances are free.

How Do They Get Those Numbers?

February 3, 2011

Brielle parents —Want to learn more about Manasquan High School’s 2011-2012 budget and how it effects you, your children and your sending district?

A special Manasquan Board of Education meeting will be held inside the high school’s media center this Saturday, Feb. 5.

The meeting will begin promptly at 9 a.m.

The meeting topic will be the 2011-2012 budget review.

Anyone from the community is welcome to go. Parents can get answers to various questions, including how Manasquan comes up with the tuition rate.

Slots Available For Pre-school Program

January 31, 2011

Hey parents — Brielle Elementary School is currently accepting letters of interest for mainstream children ages 3-5 to attend the school’s integrated pre-school program.

There will be limited slots for both the morning and afternoon programs.

Students will be chosen through a lottery process.

The morning pre-school program will run from 9:12- 11:25 a.m. for those children 4 and 5 years of age and the afternoon program from 12:11-2:21 p.m. for the 3-4 year old population.

The fee for the five-day, two-hour and 10-minute program for the 2011-12 school year is $1,500.

Please send a letter of request, child’s name, and date of birth by March 15  to Marci L. Grabelle, VP/Director of Special Services, Brielle Elementary School, 605 Union Lane, Brielle, 08730.