ALLENTOWN, NJ (MONMOUTH)The Allentown Business Community Associations Fall Fall Festival returns this Saturday, October 9th and Sunday, October 10th. The annual festival features live music, the Allentown Lions Clubs Craft Beer Garden, food trucks, classic cars, wine tasting, moon bounces, community groups, local fundraisers, and a host of activities for children of all ages. Live music will take place near the Old Mill. The 4-H Clever Clovers will be in Heritage Park. The Allentown Public Library Association will be selling 50/50 tickets. Showcasing local crafters and artisans selling their wares, this is an event you do not want to miss!
Main Street, between Church Street and High Street, will be closed off to traffic between the hours of AM and 6PM on both days.There will be a free shuttle to the festival from the Allentown High School parking lot. The shuttle runs AM to 6PM. Masks are required while riding the shuttle. The shuttle will drop visitors off at Pete Sensi Park.
Handicapped restroom facilities will be located at the intersection of Church Street and South Main Street near the Allentown Shell Station and by the Old Mill. Additional restrooms will be located on Lakeview Drive behind the Ely Sluder Law Office and behind Bloomers N Things to Do. All restroom facilities will feature hand washing stations.
Here is the live music schedule for performances by the Old Mill.
Saturday, October 9th Sunday, October 10th
11AMPM Rangers Nouveau 11AMPM Georgia Owen
1PMPM Matt Delre PM Steven Peter Rodgers & Friends
3PMPM Siren 3PMPM Andrew Lobby
The Allentown Lions Clubs Craft Beer Garden
is open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Children and friendly dogs are welcome at the Allentown Lions Clubs Craft Beer Garden. All under age visitors must be accompanied by an adult 21 and older. Anyone purchasing beer will need to show ID and wear a wristband before entering the Beer Garden.
There will be 24+ local craft beers on tap with root beer and water for the kids. Beer tickets are $6 each and are redeemable for one beer. There will be oz servings of most varieties with oz pours of the stronger varieties. All beers must be consumed in the Beer Garden, but you are free to leave the area and return to explore the Fall Festival.
All proceeds from this event so to support the Allentown Lions Club and their work raising scholarships for area high school students, funding community service projects, and supporting locals with medical equipment and vision testing.
The festivities kick off on Friday night with the Hometown Takeover between 5PM and 9PM and continue on Saturday and Sunday between the hours of 12PM and 9PM. There will be live music all weekend long. The Hope Fire Company will be selling food in the Beer Garden as a fundraiser.
Here is the live music schedule for performances in the
Allentown Lions Clubs Craft Beer Garden.
Friday, October 8th aka Hometown Takeover
PMPM Georgia Owen
Saturday, October 9th
PMPM Audio Pilot
PMPM Sideways Willy
Sunday, October 10th
PMPM Union Band
Canine Costume Contests, a Leisurely Walk, Hay Rides, Live Music, Games, Activities, Food, Vendors and more will Highlight Festival
UPPER FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)Celebrate the joys of autumn—with or without your canine companion—and help raise funds for senior dogs at Marty’s Place’s Howl-o-Ween Family Fest.
The dog-friendly festival will be celebrated at Marty’s Place, located at Route in Upper Freehold, on Saturday, October 23 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Rain date is Sunday, October ) Highlights will include canine costume contests, a fun leisurely walk, hay rides, pet photo booth, K-9 police dog demonstrations, sanctuary tours, live music from the SunDog Band, vendors, food trucks, basket and 50/50 cash raffles, and other fall-inspired games, challenges and activities for children, adults and canines.
“This is our largest fundraiser of the year, and we’re so glad that we can gather again in-person to celebrate our four-legged friends and help raise much-needed funds to help senior dogs,” said Doreen Jakubcak, founder and executive director of Marty’s Place. “Senior dogs are the least likely to be rescued or adopted from shelters and are most at risk of being euthanized. We want to continue to help as many as older dogs as we can and the proceeds from this event will allow us to save more seniors.”
Adults, children and dogs are welcome to dress in costume (if your pooch enjoys dressing up) and participate in a variety of fun costume contests. Prizes will be awarded in several categories including: best and scariest costumes, dog / owner duo costume, and best overall.
Admission for the event is $5 for adults; children under six are free. All proceeds will benefit the senior dogs cared for by Marty’s Place.
Sponsors supporting Marty’s Place and the event include: Arya Properties LLC, Crossroads Realty, Golden Grange Kennels, Heartland Veterinary and Boarding, HomeLight, Sandra M. Iammatteo, Esq., Nancy Karpf, Morgan Engineering LLC, Viacomp Inc., and Pamela White.
About Marty’s Place Senior Dog Sanctuary
Inspired by a senior dog adoptee named Marty and the plight of other aging canines with nowhere to safely and comfortably live out their “golden” years, Marty’s Place Senior Dog Sanctuary was founded in The (c)(3) nonprofit organization provides a permanent and protected environment for dogs aged seven and older when their owners or other animal rescue/shelters can no longer care for them.
While adoption may be an option for some residents, when it isn’t, Marty’s Place provides senior dogs a loving home for life in a cage-free, family-like environment with full, personalized attention given to their needs for the rest of their lives.
Situated on 25 acres, the 8,square-foot facility in Upper Freehold, N.J., also offers a swim program for its residents and non-resident dogs of all ages in its indoor, saltwater pool.
For more information visit: www.martysplace.org or call
ALLENTOWN, NJ (MONMOUTH)Kristopher, 6 and Aubrie Smith, 9 hosted a lemonade stand for an entire weekend in August with the intent of raising funds for Hope Fire Co. and Martys Place Senior Dog Sanctuary. Thanks to the generosity of the Community these kids were able to raise $ Each Organization received or will receive $
Pictured is the donation being handed to Alex Nebbia, President of Hope Fire Co. And Kris Smith, Treasurer.
The $ donation for Martys Place will be added to a donation/collection drive in October in connection to a 10th birthday request from Aubrie.
ALLENTOWN, NJ (MONMOUTH)Acclaimed as the premier touring jazz big band in the United States, the US Army Field Band’s Jazz Ambassadors will perform a free concert in Allentown, New Jersey on Sunday, September 26, beginning at 3 p.m. behind the Allentown United Methodist Church, 23 Church Street, Allentown, NJ. In case of rain, the concert will be held on the same date and time in the Allentown High School Auditorium at 27 High Street, Allentown, NJ
The band is coming to Allentown at the invitation of The Allentown Village Initiative (TAVI) through its “Allentown Arts” program, a series of performances and exhibits throughout the year designed to highlight the artistry of Allentown and Upper Freehold in the historic setting of the village of Allentown. Allentown Arts is made possible through the generosity of our community as well as a grant from Monmouth Arts, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and the Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners.
Established in , the 19 piece Jazz Ambassadors orchestra has performed in all 50 states and around the globe. From Carnegie Hall to London, and now to Allentown New Jersey, the Jazz Ambassadors have brought America’s original art form – jazz – to audiences of all ages. Please bring a chair and join us for a program of favorites. Make it an afternoon and enjoy a stroll down historic Main Street with its unique shops and restaurants. More information on the band is available at https://www.armyfieldband.com/about/ensembles/jazz-ambassadors .
Visit www.allentownvinj.org for news and information about TAVI’s ongoing community service programs. A volunteer driven, (c)(3) organization, TAVI welcomes everyone’s input and participation. The Jazz Ambassadors’ visit to Allentown is a collaborative effort between TAVI and the Allentown United Methodist Church, the Allentown Business Community Association (ABCA) and Bruno’s One Sweet Ride, which hosted its “Artist on the Avenue” concerts throughout the summer. The next “Allentown Arts” program is scheduled for Sunday, November 14, at 3 p.m. in the sanctuary of Allentown United Methodist Church featuring the talented faculty and students of Allentown’s own Mill Pond Music Academy.
UPPER FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)Last night August 6, around p.m. the Hope Fire Company of Allentown and Allentown-Capital Health EMS were dispatched to I west bound at mile marker for an accident. Upon arrival it appears that one person was injured and at least one other did not want transport to the hospital. The New Jersey State Police is investigating the crash. The accident caused a traffic backup of over a mile in the west bound direction. No further information is available at this time.
UPPER FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)Around p.m. a vehicle lost control traveling in the west bound direction on I just past exit 11 Imlaystown and overturned. NJ State Police, Hope Fire Company of Allentown Upper Freehold, and Allentown EMS Capital Heath responded to the scene. Upon arrival the vehicle was already up righted. It was reported that the driver refused medical treatment.
NJ State Police is investigating the crash. No further information is available.
NJ DEP Issues CODE ORANGE Air Quality Alert For Mercer and Burlington Counties
MOUNT HOLLY, NJ (BURLINGTON) The National Weather Service Mount Holly has issued a severe thunderstorm watch and now several warnings throughout the area as a cold front moves though the area. The good news is that this should provide relief from the hazy skies created by wildfire smoke in our area that was picked up by the jet stream. Once the thunderstorms move through the area the weather should improve.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has issued a code orange air quality alert Wednesday for Mercer and Burlington Counties.
A code orange air quality alert means that air pollution concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include childrenpeople suffering from asthma heart disease or other lung diseasesand the elderly. The effects of air pollution can be minimized by avoiding strenuous activity or exercise outdoors.
Related MidJersey.News story here:
Smoke From Western Wildfires Picked Up By Jet Stream And Brought To Our Area
Air Quality AlertNJZ Mercer-Northwestern Burlington-Southeastern Burlington- AM EDT Wed Jul 21 AIR QUALITY ALERT IS IN EFFECT FOR WEDNESDAY JULY The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has issued a code orange air quality alert Wednesday for Mercer and Burlington Counties. A code orange air quality alert means that air pollution concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include childrenpeople suffering from asthma heart disease or other lung diseasesand the elderly. The effects of air pollution can be minimized by avoiding strenuous activity or exercise outdoors. For more information on ground-level ozone and fine particlesvisit http://www.state.nj.us/dep/ $$
UPPER FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)NJ State Police responded to an accident on I east bound in the area of the mile marker for a car off the side of the roadway around p.m. Upon arrival troopers notified Fire and EMS to respond to the highway. Shortly after another accident happened about 1/3 of a mile possibly due to traffic backing up. Hope Fire Company of Allentown, Robbinsville Township Fire Department, EMS from Allentown and Robbinsville responded to the scene of both crashes. It was unclear if anyone that reported injuries was transported to the hospital from either accident. Traffic was backed up miles into Robbinsville Township. NJ State Police is investigating the crash. No further information is available at this time.
JACKSON, NJ (OCEAN)Around p.m. a vehicle crash was reported on the Six Flags Great Adventure ramp from Route to the park. Upon EMS and police arrival an accident was found at the top of the bridge. It was reported one person was hurt in the accident and transported to a local hospital.
The accident caused a traffic backup from I to the park entrance on Route in the west bound direction. In the east bound direction Route was backed up about two miles past Hawkin Road. It took about an hour and a half for the traffic to completely subside according to Google Maps. Traffic is currently flowing normal for a weekend at this time.
Crash near Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson kills one on Route
JACKSON - One person was killed in a crash on Route near Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson Tuesday morning, officials said.
Police were called to the crash scene at a.m. on the westbound lanes near a Wawa and found a vehicle crashed into a pole, said Lt. Theodore Schafer, a spokesman for the New Jersey State Police.
The person who was killed was the only one inside the vehicle, according to Schafer.
Township police as well as Six Flags Great Adventure EMS assisted state police at the scene.
Police did not immediately identify the person killed. It was also not immediately clear how the vehicle collided with the pole.
This is a breaking news story. Stay with app.com as this story develops.
Joshua Chung is the breaking news and weather reporter. A lifelong Jersey Shore resident, he is a recent graduate of Michigan State University. Contact him at [email protected], or on Twitter @Joshchunggg
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Woman Rescued After Falling Into Metedeconk River
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N.J. fire house damaged by blaze, officials say
A blaze broke out Tuesday afternoon at the Dunellen Defender Fire Company No. 1, officials said. A post from the company did not provide specifics on what was damaged but photos from the scene showed that at least two fire trucks were damaged as well as the front of the firehouse.
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2 killed in car hit by pickup that drove off Garden State Parkway overpass
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Two serious crashes under investigation
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Pickup Runs Off Garden State Parkway Killing 2 On Local Street, Officials Say
Two people died in a a Tinton Falls crash Saturday night, authorities said.A pickup truck driver heading north on the parkway drove off the roadway, over a patch of grass and hit a Toyota on Asbury Avenue around p.m., Monmouth County officials said.The year-old Toyota driver from Baltimore …
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Cop, neighbors help rescue woman who fell into river along Jersey Shore
A Brick police officer and two neighbors combined to rescue a woman who fell in the Metedeconk River on Saturday afternoon while checking the lines on her boat, which was tied to a dock. The year-old woman tumbled into the chilly water around p.m. after losing her footing, Brick
Person struck by car in Lawrence Township, New Jersey
The crash happened at the intersection of Route 1 and Bakers Basin Road in Lawrence Township, New Jersey.
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Two people killed in car crash off Garden State Parkway in Tinton Falls
TINTON FALLS - Two people died in a two-car crash on Asbury Avenue Saturday night. A year-old man from Baltimore and a year-old woman whose hometown was not known were pronounced dead at the scene after the Toyota Corolla they were riding in was struck by a GMC Canyon, according to information from the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office.
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FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, NJ — Motorists are urged to avoid Route in the area of Freehold Raceway Mall while authorities investigate a serious motor vehicle accident, according to reports.
The Monmouth County Police, Fire & EMS Facebook page reported the road, also known as West Main Street, was closed from the mall entrance at Trotters Way to Walmart Drive "until further notice."
The state Department of Transportation information website, nj.org, said the right-turn lane and left-turn lane both are closed.
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Monmouth County Police Fire & EMS said Freehold Township police and the Monmouth County Serious Collision Analysis Response Team are investigating and the road will be closed for several hours. The page reported the crash involved a bicyclist.
The closure is affecting other roads in the area and motorists are urged to use caution.
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