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March 8, 2013
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Little Silver Twins Earn Boy Scouting’s Highest Award

LITTLE SILVER –Twins Alex Jayme and Kyle Jayme Morris received Boy Scouting’s highest award at a Court of Honor Ceremony held Sunday, Feb. 10, at the firehouse by Little Silver Scout Troop 126.

Twins Kyle J. Morris, left, and Alex J. Morris of Little Silver are now Eagle Scouts.

Twins Kyle J. Morris, left, and Alex J. Morris of Little Silver are now Eagle Scouts.

Alex and Kyle, 18, are seniors at Red Bank Regional High School. Kyle is a member of the school’s international baccalaureate program; Alex is in the advanced placement program. Both are accomplished athletes and participate in numerous extra-curricular activities. They are the sons of Beth Morris and the late Jayme Morris, who died before his sons were born.

Kyle’s Eagle project assisted St. John’s Church, the chartering organization for Troop 126. He noted on many occasions a perpetual problem with the many trash cans placed at the side of the church. He saw that a massive amount of garbage was being invaded by various animals and vermin and that trash blew all over the church property and those nearby.

Kyle worked with an adult expert on engineering construction drawings and recruited adults and Scouts to build two sturdy wood boxes with doors, hinges and latches to prevent the trash from getting out of the trash cans. The volunteers helped him transport materials, cut, assemble and paint the boxes.

Kyle met with the owner of Builders General in Little Silver to donate all the materials, paint, and hardware. He also made an appeal to the parishioners of St. John’s for donations to cover miscellaneous expenses.

The boxes are simple, yet elegant and functional. Trash is now contained at the site and the only evidence of invaders are their paw prints on the tops of the boxes.

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Alex’s Eagle Project grew from his interest in bats.

He found that bats have a maligned reputation. They do not try to get tangled in people’s hair nor do they do most of what people attribute to them. Bats are ecologically friendly consuming thousands of mosquitoes every night. To attract more bats to Little Silver properties and public parks, Alex planned and executed his project to build and distribute bat houses throughout the borough.

Part of the planning process required him to make presentations to the mayor and borough council and the borough environmental commission.

After receiving unanimous approval from the municipal officials, he acquired the materials and plans for the bat houses. They were constructed by Scouts from the troop and then were stenciled and painted. Each bat house came with instructions on how and where to place the house. The attaching hardware also was provided.



Citizens for Informed Land Use will hold its potluck supper from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 5, at the Holmdel Community Center on Crawford’s Corner Road.

Those attending are asked to bring a main dish or salad to share and RSVP to Jenni Blumenthal at 732-264-8482 or jbumenthal@comcast.net so that the organization has an accurate count for dessert and beverage.

All meetings are free and open to the public.

For further information about CILU, please visit the website at www.holmdel-cilu.org.



Middletown’s 22nd annual Youth Job Fair will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at Middletown Township High School North, at 33 Tindall Road.

The event, which is organized by Middletown Community Affairs Council, will bring together Middletown youth and employers to explore the possibility of full-time and part-time job placement at no cost to the student or employers.

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Employers interested in participating can contact Mitch Gotesky at 732-915-2445 or John Giordano at 732-996-7495.



The Oceanport Garden Club (OGC) will meet at 10 a.m. on Tursday, March 28, at the Old Wharf House on East Main Street.

The theme for this month’s presentation is The Picture of Affection and the designers are Linda Dennis, Jackie Cole, Sigrid Lenzing, Patty Briskey and Debbie Smith. The arrangements will be exhibited on a pedestal. Each designer was given the same picture for their interpretation.

Lunch will be hosted by Kathleen Mitchell, Judy Walz, Nancy Slouville and Penny Grabel. Bernard Dickman will be the guest speaker. His topic will be “Roses for Monmouth County Gardens.”

Those interested in joining the OGC may contact Maureen Chenoweth at 732-291-1286 or Cathy DeOrio at 732-493-6213.



The Men’s Ministry of Pilgrim Baptist Church, 172 Shrewsbury Ave., will host its annual Community Men’s Breakfast at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 16.

The guest preacher for the event will be the Rev. Dr. Vernon Walton of the Mt. Calvary Church of Englewood.

All men and boys are welcome to attend this day of faith, fellowship, fun and great food.

Additional information and tickets, at $5 per person, are available by contacting Brother Denzel Donaldson, the men’s ministry president, at 732-747-2343.



The Rumson Women’s Club will be hosting its annual fundraiser, the Rumson Women’s Club Rummage Sale. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Bingham Hall, 40 Bingham Ave.

Donations are greatly appreciated. Those willing to make a donation may drop items from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, April 11, at Bingham Hall.

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