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Battle of Asumpink Creek Trenton

No UGGS, no North Face Parkas or gloves, no face masks to protect from the wind, snow and cold … what kept the men in the Revolutionary War army going? They often walked hundreds of miles in shoes that were lined with paper and straw to keep their fee warm, there were food shortages [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:37-05:00June 1st, 2022|Latest News, News and Press|

Manalapan student, Emily Kim, Wins Both Sunrise Optimist Club and Optimist District Oratorical Contests

FREEHOLD, N. J. Emily Kim, a 12-year-old student from Manalapan, has been announced as the first-place winner of the Sunrise Optimist Club of Freeholds 2022 Oratorical Contest. Kim was handpicked by a select group of judges with her extraordinary presentation entitled Staying Optimistic in Challenging Times As the winner of the Oratorical Contests county-wide [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:37-05:00June 1st, 2022|Latest News|

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 Tonys 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 Tonys Mountain Construction, Montagna and two [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:38-05:00November 11th, 2019|Latest News|

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 [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:40-05:00November 15th, 2018|Latest News, Promotions|

Local Optimist Club to Sponsor Oratorical Contest for Students

The Sunrise Optimist Club of Freehold is encouraging area students to speak their minds about the topic Where are my roots of Optimism as part of the Optimists International Oratorical Contest for the 2017-2018 year. The Optimist Club will judge the local students speeches based on content and presentation to determine the top two winners.  [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:42-05:00October 24th, 2017|Latest News|

Donate for Christmas to Bring Joy to Children

Your Content Goes Here The students at Mbiriizi Advanced Primary and Day Care School have adopted Sylvia Allen as their "Grandmother," and Sylvia has adopted them. The school has grown and the needs have grown with it. Where once there were 439 students, now there are over 1,000; 25% of them are [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:42-05:00October 7th, 2017|Latest News|

MN Preservation features Sylvia Allen in their Magazine

The Preservation Alliance of Minnesota is a private, nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to preserving, protecting, and promoting Minnesotas historic resources. PAM is a Statewide Partner of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Sylvia Allen is featured in their latest magazine issue. The Magazine of the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota is available for download [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:43-05:00September 30th, 2017|Events, Latest News, News and Press|

Sylvia Returns From Visiting Children in Uganda

Its been 13 years since Holmdel-based nonprofit Sylvias Children, founded and operated by longtime Holmdel resident and professional marketing, events and sponsorship expert Sylvia Allen, began hosting trips to the East African nation of Uganda, bringing along a select number of voluntourists. Over the last few years, these trips have expanded to include medical professionals, [Read More]

2017-01-24T14:26:22-05:00January 24th, 2017|Latest News|

Upcoming 2017 Wine Festivals in New Jersey

Mark your calendars. Two of New Jerseys most popular wine festivals are once again returning this year. The third-annual Waretown Spring Wine Festival will return on Saturday, April 22rd and Sunday, April 23th in the Waretown Recreation and Lake Area, located at 182 Wells Mill Road. The yearly two-day event will feature tastings from [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:44-05:00January 13th, 2017|Latest News|

Help fund Sylvia’s Children Christmas Party!

The 1200 children at the Mbiriizi Primary school in Uganda are looking forward to their Christmas when the school year ends in 15 days. They are excited not by Game Boys, Legos or iPads, but by simple gifts that bring warmth and dignity. Last year each child got a new blanket. This year each girl [Read More]

2016-10-26T16:13:04-04:00October 26th, 2016|Latest News|

Sylvia’s Children Need Medical Personnel has formed an alliance with Sylvias Children to solicit health care professionals for upcoming medical trips thereby allowing Sylvias Children to fulfill its mission of providing quality health care to the school, its employees, the family members of the children and the village of Mbiriizi in general. Read Story Visit Sylvia's Children's Web Site [Read More]

2017-01-27T16:56:36-05:00July 22nd, 2015|Latest News|

Dotties House To Honor WOBM Hosts and Survivors of Domestic Violence with Special Secret Garden Gala

In the words of famed author and motivational speaker Leo Buscaglia, A single rose can be my garden…a single friend, my world. On April 3 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Dotties House, a transitional housing facility designed to aid women and children who have survived domestic abuse, will be taking that sentiment to heart [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:46-05:00February 13th, 2014|Latest News|

African Nonprofit Sylvias Children Celebrates a Decade of Success

It only takes one person to make a difference. After devoting the past 10 years to her nonprofit Sylvias Children, anyone who has met New Jersey resident Sylvia Allen, 76, would undoubtedly agree she has helped make life better for more than 1,000 children in Mbiriizi, Uganda. Allen journeyed to Africa with another mission group [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:46-05:00May 2nd, 2013|Latest News|