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OCVTS Announces Cuisine on the Green Culinary Training Center

The following is a release from Ocean County Vocational Technical School: (OCVTS) announces Cuisine on the Green, the new Ocean County Culinary Arts Training Center, located at the Atlantis Golf Club in Little Egg Harbor. The Culinary Arts Training Center offers adult students the opportunity to pursue their career goals in the culinary profession. Students receive real-world experience in restaurant operations and culinary production techniques through the daily operation of the full-service restaurant and banquet facility, open to the public, located on the premises.

States drop GED: Without affordable alternative, vulnerable students will lose lifeline

By doubling the price of the GED (General Education Development) test to $120 and reducing access by making the test and preparation course electronic-only come January, those whose only route to higher education and better job options begins with the test as the first step will be knocked off the road to success. In the field of career development a powerful tool for building success has always been a GED, which makes this issue one that will deeply affect families. This is an issue that affects parents in two ways. In some cases the parent needs a GED in order to provide a better life for their child, while in others a parent may need this option for a…

Local business briefs

The Monmouth County Job Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Brookdale Community College, 765 Newman Springs Road, Middletown. Employers who have immediate job openings are invited to participate in the job fair. Employers in categories such as healthcare, government, retail, security, technology, manufacturing and sales are expected to attend. Employers interested in participating can contact Larry Sternbach at 732-683-8850, ext. 3711 or email Lawrence.sternbach@dol.state.nj.us or Jay Staiger at 732-683-8850, ext. 4011 or email Jason.staiger@dol.state.nj.us.

The Week Ahead: Holmdel Community Day

Join Dearborn Market for a terrarium workshop on Tuesday at 1 p.m. Plants and materials will be provided, as well as instruction and light snacks. The Township Committee is meeting on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Town Hall. The Holmdel Kiwanis is holding its weekly meeting on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Ruby Palace Restaurant. The Zoning Board of Adjustment is meeting at 8 p.m. on Wednesday in Town Hall. Dearborn Market is hosting a fresh foods in spring workshop on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Prepare and cook simple “old school” Italian dishes inspired by ingredients that are fresh and in-season like broccoli rabe, fava beans, eggplant and more.

LADACIN Network held 32nd Annual Rosebud Gala

By: Lynne Ward, Two River Times LADACIN Network recently held its 32nd Annual Rosebud Gala Dinner Dance at The Sheraton Eatontown Hotel. LADACIN stands for Lifetime Assistance for Developmental and Challenging Individual Needs Network and is based in Ocean Township. The Gala theme was “Transforming Lives,” celebrating LADACIN’s service to people with disabilities and their […]

Smokin’ hot rock – Cigar Box Stompers to play Brookdale Guitar Show in Middletown

Area guitar enthusiasts and players looking for something completely different this weekend can find it beginning at noon on Sunday, when Brick Township-based musician John Bernyk performs with his group, the Cigar Box Stompers, at the annual Brookdale Guitar Show. Bernyk and his band – whose members include Mark Vittoria on drums and Bernyk’s daughter, Cassie, on bass – will perform originals and a few covers from Neil Young and the Beastie Boys during their set at the Brookdale Student Life Center, 765 Newman Springs Road Route 520, Middletown.

Passing on survivor stories for the sake of tolerance

Dale Daniels is the executive director of the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education at Brookdale Community College, which maintains an extensive library of materials. ERIC SUCAR staff As the number of Holocaust survivors grows smaller, the responsibility of others to tell the stories of the horrors of the genocide looms larger.

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