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January 20, 2012
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Resources Real Estate, Rumson, announced plans to open a second location at 36 Beach Rd., Monmouth BeachMany of the agents who will be working in the new location include current and former town residents, Patricia Cahill, Patrice Cicalese-Carden, and Dennis Soboti, as well as north Long Branch residents Patricia Bennett and Jessica Johnston. Additional agent announcements are to be released in coming weeks, said Carolynn Ozar Diakon, founder and owner of Resources.

Donna Bruno, Holmdel, Frances Judas, Middletown and Pauline Poyner, Rumson, sales associates for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, were named associates of the month, ranking first in sales production in their respective offices for the month of November.

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Marks & Klein, LLP, a boutique law firm located in Red Bank focusing on franchise, business and estate law matters, announced the addition of Kristen A. Nardolillo, Esq. as an associate with the firm. Nardolillo received her Juris Doctor with honors from Rutgers University School of Law in May 2011. Prior to joining Marks & Klein, she served as a legal extern for the Honorable Noel L. Hillman of the United States District Court of the District of New Jersey. She emphasizes her practice on commercial litigation and general business law matters.



John and Maggie Ciocco have launched Home Helpers and Direct Link of Monmouth County, an agency specializing in non-medical and personal in-home and companion care for seniors, new mothers and individuals needing recuperative and continuing care,
John Ciocco holds a Master’s degree in business administration from St. John’s University and is a licensed certified assisted living administrator. He has previously worked as both an operations manager and a client service manager in the financial industry.  “Together with in home care, we offer the full line of Direct Link personal emergency response systems, vital sign monitoring systems and medication reminders, which are all options that combine together to provide a more affordable solution and allow individuals to remain at home longer,” he said.
Maggie Ciocco holds a Master’s degree in nursing from Syracuse University and has held positions as a nurse educator in both long-term care and rehabilitation as well as in a hospital setting.  She has also held a position as a clinical instructor for Ocean County College’s School of Nursing and positions in a hospital setting as a medical surgical nurse.
Services offered include companionship, bathing, meal preparation, dressing assistance, local transportation and light housekeeping.
For information call (732) 237-6884 or visit

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New Jersey Museum of Contemporary Art (NJMoCA) named Ellen Martin of Monmouth Beach as a founding trustee.
Martin was the first director of marketing and user conference director at Deltek Systems in Virginia. She is an instructor at the Visual Arts Center in Summit where she teaches a course in marketing for self-representing artists. She has also worked as an art consultant, an artists’ representative, and a judge for the Sixth Congressional District High School Arts Competition. She is a member of several arts organizations including the Monmouth County Arts Council and ArtsCap – the Arts Coalition of Asbury Park. She received a B.A. in art history from Brooklyn College.
NJMoCA, a new cultural organization, is the state’s only museum dedicated exclusively to international contemporary art, and one of only a few non-collecting institutions presenting temporary art exhibitions in the country. While it seeks a permanent facility, NJMoCA will present public art exhibitions throughout the state. To learn more, visit


The Middletown Arts Center, 36 Church St., Middletown, will host a Winter Wedding Dance Showcase and Expo 6 – 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26. presented by the MAC’s Business Partner in the Arts Posies Flower Shop and the MAC’s ballroom dance instructors.
The Arts Center will be transformed into a magical, romantic venue as businesses and artisans share tips for wedding bliss and introduce brides and grooms to their services and products.  There is no fee to attend. Refreshments will be served by Branches Catering and music will be presented by This is Entertainment and Bridal Music by Flora Duo.
At 8 p.m., the Middletown Arts Center’s ballroom dance instructors, Tanya Belikov and Richard Givney will present “I Do For You”, a beautiful performance of “First Dances” for newlyweds, their parents and the bridal party. The instructors will be available to speak with guests about their dance lessons for brides, grooms and wedding parties.
There is no fee to attend this event, but pre-registration is required by calling (732)-706-4100 or emailing Vendors interested in participating are requested to contact Jennifer Smiga at 732-571-4394 or Each guest will receive a goodie bag of product samples and coupons from participating vendors. Proceeds raised through goodie bag and vendor sponsorships will support arts programming at the Middletown Arts Center.

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