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‘Art & Movement’

An exhibit of images by photographer and Long Branch native Joan B. Myers is on display through Sept. 8 at Anytime Dance Studio/Gallery of the Arts in Long Branch.

Brookdale fashion students help raise funds for nonprofit

Students with Brookdale Community College’s Fashion Merchandising Club recently donated 200 formal dresses and gowns to the Long Branch Thrift Boutique of Family & Children’s Service (FCS). The donation was the result of a two-month collection drive organized by the club and supported by Brookdale’s Office of Student Life and Activities.

N.J. lawmakers mull tuition-free higher education system

While a plan to study a radical alternative for financing college education is being trumpeted by a pair of South Jersey Democratic lawmakers as long overdue, the proposed legislation has its share of unanswered questions.

Community colleges play a key role in urban rebirth

The commercial center of Eugene, Ore., had been in decline for many years. The population was shrinking, and there were many large empty stores that had been vacant since a suburban mall was built in the 1970s.

Free Workshop for Businesses Impacted by Sandy

Small business owners impacted by Sandy are invited to attend a free workshop in Hazlet on Tuesday for information and tools to help recover, improve and safeguard local businesses.

Birds, Bugs and Beyond is Aug. 24

Monmouth County Master Gardener program is holding a “Birds, Bugs and Beyond” extravaganza where children can explore nature through live performances, games, crafts and displays from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Monmouth County Agricultural Building, 4000 Kozloski Rd.

VNACJ Asbury Park community health center celebrates health center week

VNACJ Asbury Park Community Health Center is marking National Health Center Week 2013 (NHCW) with a free day of health event on Friday, August 16th from 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. as part of a weeklong campaign (August 11-17) to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s Health Centers as local solutions for affordable and accessible health care. The event will have many partners to help celebrate health week and provide resources and education including Horizon NJ Health, Prevention First, Brookdale Community College, Bayshore Wellness Center and Prevention Resource Network.Free health screenings, derma scans and HIV Rapid testing will be provided. Education regarding alcohol abuse, substance abuse, violence, and Brookdale…

‘Side Effects May Vary’ at Long Branch library ‘

Steve Coté is not your run-of-the-mill artist. Drawing inspiration from such seemingly disparate influences as Salvador Dalí, British artist Ralph Steadman and the world of street art, Coté is developing a reputation for his imaginative use of mixed media and a growing body of stark, colorful and textladen work. He’s also a full-time landscaper, a Brookdale Community College student, and 20 years old. “I’ve been drawing and into artistic stuff my whole life,” said Coté, of West Allenhurst. “I always saw people that were good at drawing naturally, and I was always terrible at drawing. I wanted to learn how to be good, so I just drew all the time.”

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