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New Year’s Lifestyle Philosophy From Africa… “Ubuntu”

Pronounced "oo-boon-too"        Often translated as "I am because we are" or "humanity towards others".  Ubuntu is a traditional African concept based on the belief that connection and community are essential to a harmonized existence.  It is the essence of being human -- the idea that we're all in this together, and that [...]

2020-01-03T20:05:55-05:00January 3rd, 2020|News and Press|

Handicap Ramp Installed Holmdel Kiwanis and NJ Work Camp

Bill Bechtoldt and The New Jersey Work Camp came together with The Holmdel Kiwanis Club, along with the help of Tony’s Mountain Construction, and installed a Handicap Ramp for seniors in Keyport, NJ in less than two days.  Taking part in this project was Anthony Montagna,the owner of Tony’s Mountain Construction, Montagna and two [...]

2019-12-09T15:31:38-05:00November 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Testimonials From National Association of Home Builders

Sylvia Allen spoke at National Association of Home Builders during a seminar called "How to Generate Revenue Through Marketing Partnerships". Read testimonials below from the participants of the seminar: • Best speaker so far today! • This class was amazing! • Packed room. Very entertaining. Great content. • Please bring her back! I would [...]

2019-10-30T14:30:28-04:00October 30th, 2019|News and Press|

What Obstacles Do You Encounter When Selling?

Here are some of my favorites! I don't have any money (I usually respond with "Neither do I so we are even!" We already spent our budget (Of course, that really reflects on you .. you didn't get there in time ... remember 50% of sponsorship sales occur in the fourth quarter of the [...]

2019-10-15T14:35:22-04:00October 15th, 2019|News and Press|

The 10 Habits of Highly Effective Event Marketers!

 They focus on long-term engagement. They create unforgettable experiences When something works, they don't do it again. They design for the second screen (the mobile audience). They bring the product to life. They incorporate user-triggered experiences. They think personalization. They pull heartstrings. They use experiences as content. They push the envelope. Gives you food [...]

2019-10-15T14:17:26-04:00October 15th, 2019|News and Press|

2020 Waretown Festival Is On The Calendar!

Waretown, which is located just a short distance from Long Beach Island, will host its 5th annual Waretown Spring Wine Festival, Saturday, May 2nd through Sunday, May 3rd, 2020. Festival goers can look forward to tasting wines from many of the state’s most prized wineries during the two-day event. The wine festival will be [...]

2019-10-18T15:50:47-04:00October 12th, 2019|Events|

Sunrise Optimist Club of Freehold Presents Scholarships to Four Graduating Monmouth County High School Seniors

The Sunrise Optimist Club of Freehold will be presenting four graduating high school seniors from around Central New Jersey with four scholarships, it has been announced today. Each winner will be receiving $1000 from the club. Freehold Township High School student Victoria Diaz will be receiving The Joseph Salkin Memorial. The scholarship is named [...]

2019-07-04T16:55:27-04:00June 1st, 2019|News and Press|

Sunrise Optimist Club of Freehold Takes Home American Red Cross 2019 Community Philanthropic Award for Outstanding Community Generosity

The Sunrise Optimist Club of Freehold was recognized this past weekend with the 2019 Community Philanthropic Award, presented by the American Red Cross. The award was presented to the organization during the American Red Cross’ 36th Annual Red, White & You Gala, held at the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel in Asbury Park. Held annually for [...]

2019-07-04T16:57:37-04:00March 29th, 2019|News and Press|

Is a Picture Worth a Thousand Words?

PAUL, MN – If the answer is “yes” you are a Rotarian in District 5960 in Minnesota and Wisconsin. What is Rotary? 1.2 million people in the world that believe and subscribe to the Four Way Test as follows: Is it the TRUTH? Is it FAIR to all concerned? Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER [...]

2019-03-20T02:22:11-04:00March 20th, 2019|Events, News and Press, Press Release|

Manalapan School System Sweeps Sunrise Optimist Club Essay Contest

FREEHOLD, N. J. -- Manalapan – Englishtown Middle School eighth grader Kevin Guan, 13, recently won the Sunrise Optimist Club’s essay contest. The contest was based on the theme of “When All the World’s Problems are Solved, is Optimism Still Necessary?”Guan was awarded first place for the honor. For his efforts Guan received a $250 [...]

2019-03-14T18:58:28-04:00March 14th, 2019|News and Press, Press Release|

Sunrise Optimist Club of Freehold Hosts Hot Shot Basketball Tournament, Feb. 10

Sunrise Optimist Club Hot Shot Basketball Tournament is February 10, 2019. FREEHOLD, N. J. – The Sunrise Optimist Club of Freehold will once again host its fun, inexpensive and competitive activity, the Kylie Pinheiro Memorial Hot Shot Basketball Tournament, on Sunday, Feb. 10, for its third year in a row. The event, [...]

2019-01-14T19:18:17-05:00January 14th, 2019|Events, News and Press, Press Release, Promotions|

Sunrise Optimist Club of Freehold Holds Annual Soup-er Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3

Back by much demand and fanfare next year will be the Sunrise Optimist Club of Freehold’s annual Soup-er Bowl Sunday, a fundraiser that celebrates America’s most popular sports event, while raising money to benefit the community.  This year’s Soup-er Bowl event, sponsored by CentraState Healthcare System, will run from 1 to 4 p.m. on February [...]

2019-01-02T23:09:35-05:00January 2nd, 2019|Events|

Women’s Money Week® January 1 – 7, 2019

Julie Macc, CEO of Women’s Money®, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization headquartered in Reno, NV, today announced the 2019 online dates for Women’s Money Week® which will be January 1 - 7, 2019. Since its inception in 2012, Women’s Money® has dedicated its resources to providing financial literacy education for women. Each day Women’s Money Week® [...]

2018-11-27T20:46:27-05:00November 27th, 2018|News and Press|

Jersey Shore Wine Festival 2019

JUNE 1-2, 2019 Noon - 5pm Rain or Shine FirstEnergy Park, Lakewood, NJ Stay Up To Date with Vendor, Entertainment and Event Details on Facebook! DETAILS The wine festival will be held at FirstEnergy Park, 2 Stadium Way, Lakewood, NJ 08701. On Saturday, June 1 through Sunday, June 2, festival goers can look forward [...]

2018-11-30T00:30:46-05:00November 15th, 2018|Promotions, Uncategorized|

Waretown Wine Festival 2019

Waretown, which is located just a short distance from Long Beach Island, will host its annual Waretown Spring Wine Festival, Saturday, May 4th through Sunday, May 5th, 2019. LOCATION The wine festival will be held in the Waretown Recreation and Lake Area, located at 182 Wells Mill Road. On Saturday, April 27th through Sunday, [...]

2018-12-07T21:29:37-05:00November 15th, 2018|Events, Promotions|

In-Depth Outdoors’ James Holst to Lead 28th Annual “World Famous Fish House Parade” on November 23rd

The prominent host of "In-Depth Outdoors TV" James Holst has been announced as the Grand Marshal of this year's 28th Annual World Famous Fish House Parade, set to take place in Downtown Aitkin on Friday, November 23. The world famous parade has become one of the Midwest's go-to events, as onlookers come from all over [...]

2018-11-09T12:59:36-05:00November 9th, 2018|Events, News and Press|

Sylvia’s Children Shares Progress Helping Children In Uganda

Mission: In 2003, Sylvia Allen went on a humanitarian trip to Uganda, Africa. While she was there, she was asked by Geofrey Kawuma, head of the Mbirizi Primary School, to be the school’s Grandmother. With 1,000 children in the school, of which a third are orphans due to the AIDS crisis, she was honored [...]

2018-09-19T14:09:52-04:00September 19th, 2018|News and Press|

Freehold Sunrise Optimists Host Annual Carmen J. Rivello Friend of Youth Golf Outing, Aug. 14

The Freehold Sunrise Optimist Foundation will once again hold its annual charity golf tournament, the 2018 Carmen J. Rivello Friend of Youth Golf Classic, on Tuesday, August 14. The Annual Golf Tournament will take place at Knob Hill Golf Club (1 Shinnecock Drive) in Manalapan, well known as New Jersey’s premier semi-private golf club boasting [...]

2018-07-19T23:06:39-04:00July 19th, 2018|Events|

Aitkin’s 5th Annual Harvest Moon Brew Fest Returns With Dozens of Minnesota Craft Beer Selections

Minnesota beer lovers are in for a real treat. The Harvest Moon Brew Fest, now in its fifth year, will return to Aitkin on Saturday, September 8. Presented by the Glacial Lakes Home Brewers and featuring dozens of the best craft and home brews, and ciders the great state of Minnesota has to offer, the [...]

2018-07-10T14:46:29-04:00July 10th, 2018|Events|

Freehold Sunrise Optimist Club Provides Unique Platform for Today’s Youth to Reflect Limitless Optimism

The Freehold Sunrise Optimist Club has been hosting a diverse number of activities that benefit today’s youth, always encouraging optimism and providing scholarships and other benefits to those who participate. For example, the recent Oratorical Contest, asked teenagers to express in an individual five minute speech, their perspectives on optimism, and were judged accordingly. [...]

2018-05-21T15:21:26-04:00May 21st, 2018|News and Press|

Monmouth Junction Student Preisha Agarwal, 12, Wins Sunrise Optimist Club’s Oratorical Contest With Powerful Presentation on Optimism

Preisha Agarwal, a 12-year-old student from Monmouth Junction, has been announced as the first place winner of the Sunrise Optimist Club of Freehold’s 2018 Oratorical Contest. Agarwal was handpicked by a select group of judges with her extraordinary presentation entitled “Where Are My Roots of Optimism,” talking about optimism being passed down from generation [...]

2018-05-17T20:27:44-04:00May 1st, 2018|News and Press|

With Many of Garden State’s Top Wineries Onboard, Jersey Shore Wine Festival Expecting Biggest Turnout Yet

The 8th Annual Jersey Shore Wine Festival, presented by the Lakewood BlueClaws, is expecting its highest turnout yet after announcing its list of featured wineries participating this year.All of those expected to participate this year are among the Garden State’s most popular wineries, including Chestnut Run Farms, DiMatteo Wnery, Monroeville Vineyard & Winery, Plagido’s Winery, [...]

2018-11-09T12:43:09-05:00April 11th, 2018|Events|

Holmdel’s Allen Consulting, Founded by Award-Winning New Jersey Philanthropreneur Sylvia Allen Celebrates 40 Years of Success

When she launched Allen Consulting in 1978, society’s views on women in the workplace were just beginning to shift, but Holmdel business leader has never been one to wait around. She blazed a career path that 40 years later has become one of the Garden State’s most lauded business success stories. “From a very [...]

2019-05-22T14:40:26-04:00April 11th, 2018|News and Press|

Calling All Crafters and Vendors for Waretown Wine Festival

With the Waretown Wine Festival returning next month, organizers are putting the call out to talented New Jersey artisans and crafters, as well as commercial vendors and network marketers who would like to get their goods and services in front of thousands of festivalgoers. The Waretown Wine Festival will return Saturday, April 28 through [...]

2018-11-09T12:45:16-05:00March 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Calling All Crafters and Vendors for 8th Annual Jersey Shore Wine Festival

With the Jersey Shore Wine Festival returning in June, organizers are putting the call out to talented New Jersey artisans and crafters, as well as commercial vendors and network marketers who would like to get their goods and services in front of thousands of festivalgoers. The Jersey Shore Wine Festival will return Saturday, June [...]

2018-11-09T12:45:38-05:00March 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|

West Orange Restaurant Week Contest Winner Announced – Allison Caprio of West Orange

The Downtown West Orange Alliance has announced the winner of its most recent 2nd Annual Restaurant Week contest, which was held during the week of March 11 through March 17. Allison Caprio, a resident of West Orange, was randomly selected from amongst the entries, which asked participants to dine at one of the participating West [...]

2018-03-28T23:38:36-04:00March 28th, 2018|News and Press|

West Orange Restaurant Week – March 11-17, 2018

The Downtown West Orange Alliance is excited to host its Second Annual Restaurant Week, kicking off March 11th and wrapping up on March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day. With more than twenty of West Orange’s hottest dining establishments participating, locals and visitors to the community will get the chance to sample select dishes from a [...]

2018-03-21T12:00:13-04:00February 10th, 2018|Events|

Waretown Wine Festival April 28-29, 2018

Waretown’s beloved Spring Wine Festival is back again for its fourth year! This year’s festival will return from Saturday, April 28th through Sunday, April 29th and tickets are now on sale through Groupon and Eventbrite. The fourth annual spring wine festival will once again be held in the Waretown Recreation and Lake Area (182 [...]

2018-11-09T12:46:00-05:00January 30th, 2018|Events, News and Press|

Jersey Shore Wine Festival June 9-10, 2018

The Lakewood BlueClaws will host the eighth annual Jersey Shore Wine Festival at Lakewood’s FirstEnergy Park, on Saturday, June 9th through Sunday, June 10th and tickets are now on sale through Groupon and Eventbrite. The exciting two-day festival features samplings from a variety of award-winning wineries from throughout the Garden State. Some of those [...]

2018-11-09T12:46:27-05:00January 30th, 2018|Events, News and Press|

West Orange Announces Its Slate of Upcoming Events for 2018

After a highly successful Holiday Open House last month, Downtown West Orange Alliance has put forth its lineup for upcoming events for the new year. Make sure to don your best green attire and grab your favorite lager as Downtown West Orange will hold its time honored 67th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade right [...]

2018-01-29T21:49:38-05:00January 29th, 2018|News and Press|

Support Judy Garland’s Debut Opera House – Get Your Name on the Yellow Brick Road

The historic Butler Building, located in the idyllic Northern Minnesota city of Aitkin, has just launched its Yellow Brick Road Campaign this month, giving fans of Judy Garland and the Wizard of Oz and members of the community, the chance to help build their very own yellow brick road while preserving a place in American [...]

2017-12-22T19:28:17-05:00December 22nd, 2017|News and Press|

Inaugural Cuisine on the Green Wine Festival, June 2-3

Wine festivals are sprouting up all over the Garden State, due to their incredible popularity these past few years, especially some of the most popular throughout the state, the Jersey Shore and Waretown Wine Festivals. The organizers of those two have now announced the launch of a new one for the state and South [...]