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East Coast Movement Performance Institute Unveils Game-Changing Approach to Athlete Recovery and Performance with Innovative Injury Prevention Training

[OCEAN, N. J. – Jan. 3, 2024] -- In the world of contact sports, where every twist and turn can make headlines, East Coast Movement Performance Institute (East Coast MPI) is stepping into the limelight with a revolutionary approach to athlete recovery and performance. Nestled in the Township of Ocean, N.J. (Monmouth County), East [Read More]

2024-01-21T17:38:05-05:00January 21st, 2024|Latest News, News and Press, Press Release|

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|

Sylvia Allen Wins The Corporate Livewire Innovation and Excellence Awards Guide 2020!

Sylvia Allen, President of Allen Consulting in Holmdel, NJ (and founder of Sylvia's Children, a 501(c)3 serving children in Uganda) has won the Corporate Livewire Innovation and Excellence Award for Sales Consultancy Professional of the Year. The Innovation Awards identified the pioneers, groundbreakers, trailblazers and out-of-the-box thinkers from the corporate world. Each of the [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:37-05:00July 24th, 2020|News and Press|

We Are Entering Phase Two

How many of you are involved in the event business ... whether production, sponsorship, management, implementation?  And, now that we are in phase II for coming out of the COVID "crisis", how are you approaching your event/s? Of course, back in March when everything came to a standstill we wondered if it was temporary [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:37-05:00June 23rd, 2020|News and Press|

New Sponsorship Sales Approach In A New Era

You can't rely on your previous sales strategies and techniques! So, what do you do? First, if your event is postponed, reach out to current sponsors. Assure them their benefits and values from the event are still in place and then say, "What more can I do for you?" Listen to their answers ...

2023-01-19T18:47:37-05:00April 17th, 2020|News and Press, Press Release|

How to Save Your Sponsorships in the Face of Cancelled and Postponed Events

As 2020 began, we were all blithely going along our sponsorship sales paths until we ran smack into the stone wall of a global pandemic. As the efforts to contain the COVID-19 outbreak have led to countless cancelled or postponed events, event planners have learned quickly that they can't rely on their previous sales [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:37-05:00April 17th, 2020|Events, News and Press, Press Release|

Virtual Wine Festival

Now Here! An exciting one-of-a-kind Wine Festival event has come to your living room! Connect personally with top wineries in the New Jersey area to learn not only about their exquisite wines, but also recipes that go perfectly with specific selections. Each week several wines will be highlighted by the wineries themselves with an [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:37-05:00April 7th, 2020|Events, News and Press|

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 [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:38-05:00January 3rd, 2020|News and Press|

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 [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:38-05:00October 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 [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:38-05:00October 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 [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:38-05:00October 15th, 2019|News and Press|

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 [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:40-05:00June 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 [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:40-05:00March 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 FRIENDSHIPS? [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:40-05:00March 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 Clubs essay contest. The contest was based on the theme of When All the Worlds Problems are Solved, is Optimism Still Necessary?Guan was awarded first place for the honor. For his efforts Guan received a $250 check [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:40-05:00March 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, which [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:40-05:00January 14th, 2019|Events, News and Press, Press Release, Promotions|

Women’s Money Week January 1 – 7, 2019

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

2023-08-06T08:36:22-04:00November 27th, 2018|News and Press|

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 [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:41-05:00November 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 schools Grandmother. With 1,000 children in the school, of which a third are orphans due to the AIDS crisis, she was honored [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:41-05:00September 19th, 2018|News and Press|

Freehold Sunrise Optimist Club Provides Unique Platform for Todays Youth to Reflect Limitless Optimism

The Freehold Sunrise Optimist Club has been hosting a diverse number of activities that benefit todays 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. [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:41-05:00May 21st, 2018|News and Press|

Monmouth Junction Student Preisha Agarwal, 12, Wins Sunrise Optimist Clubs 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 Freeholds 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 [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:41-05:00May 1st, 2018|News and Press|

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

When she launched Allen Consulting in 1978, societys 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 States most lauded business success stories. From a very [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:41-05:00April 11th, 2018|News and Press|

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 [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:41-05:00March 28th, 2018|News and Press|

Waretown Wine Festival April 28-29, 2018

Waretowns beloved Spring Wine Festival is back again for its fourth year! This years 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 [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:42-05:00January 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 Lakewoods 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 [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:42-05:00January 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. Patricks Day Parade right [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:42-05:00January 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 [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:42-05:00December 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 [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:42-05:00December 13th, 2017|Events, News and Press|

Freehold Sunrise Optimists Host A Night of Comedy with Special Guest Liz Barrett, January 19th

The Freehold Sunrise Optimists will host its annual comedy night next month with a number of special featured guests, helping raise money for the organizations youth activities within the community. A Night of Comedy will bring together three popular comedians at the Freehold Township Senior Center (116 Jackson Mills Rd.) for the event that starts [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:42-05:00December 13th, 2017|News and Press|

Freehold Sunrise Optimists Announce Eventful Start for 2018

The Freehold Sunrise Optimists have released its upcoming calendar for the first quarter of 2018, with four big fundraising events set to be held throughout the area. The community service organization dedicated to serving, aiding and encouraging community youth will kick off 2018 with its 6th Annual Stock Market Challenge on January 18th. The five-week-long [Read More]

2017-12-07T23:52:06-05:00December 7th, 2017|News and Press|

Help Save Sylvia’s Children

Dear Friend, If you love the work that we are doing through Sylvia's Children, then tell the world! We are going for broke! Would you send us a testimonial letter? You can help us be #1! Stories about us from people like you will help us make an even bigger impact in our community. [Read More]

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


One of the most heart warming trips to the Mbiriizi School in Uganda is for the Christmas party.   We only need four more to make this work.  However, need to know no later than October 10 in order to get VISA's, tickets, the works.  Please join us ... there is no greater joy than [Read More]

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

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|

Sylvias Children Invites You to Bring Christmas Magic to African Children

For nearly 15 years each holiday season, U.S. travelers have embarked on the trip of a lifetime to a remote village in the East African nation of Uganda, on a volunteer visit led by New Jersey-based nonprofit Sylvias Children ( Their mission: to help bring Christmas cheer to more than 1,000 Ugandan children attending [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:43-05:00August 26th, 2017|News and Press|

Calling All Owners of Historic Holmdel Homes For Annual Historic House Tour

The organizers of the second annual Historic Holmdel House Tour are putting out the call early for owners of historic homes and other historical properties in Holmdel who would like to showcase their property in this years guided tour. Scheduled for December 2, the Historic Holmdel House Tour gives those from around the area, [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:43-05:00April 11th, 2017|News and Press|

Middletown Student Samuel Shapiro, 16, Wins Sunrise Optimist Clubs Oratorical Contest with Extraordinary Essay

Samuel Shapiro, a 16-year-old sophomore student at Mater Dei Prep in Middletown, has been announced as this years winner of the Sunrise Optimist Club of Freeholds Oratorical Contest. Shapiro was hand selected by judges after blowing them away with his five-minute-long speech driving home the importance of optimism in society, in the workplace, and [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:43-05:00April 11th, 2017|News and Press|

Restore Judy Garland’s 1925 Debut Opera House

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Aitkin, MN, and help us restore the building where Judy Garland (aka Baby Gumm) performed in 1925 -- the Aitkin Opera House! We are bringing the Opera House BACK TO LIFE to relive Over the Rainbow and other Judy Garland classics. 50% of the renovation is done…another $999,000, and [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:43-05:00March 24th, 2017|News and Press, Press Release, Supporters|

Ten of New Jerseys Best Wineries Announced for 2017 Waretown Spring Wine Festival

WARETOWN, N. J. The 2017 Waretown Spring Wine Festival, one of New Jerseys top annual attractions for the last three years, has put out the list today of its participating wineries for this years festival. Its list of featured wineries includes those often ranked among the best from throughout the Garden State for their [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:43-05:00March 24th, 2017|Events, News and Press|

Holmdel Historical Society Clean-Up at St. Catharines Church Yields Hidden Gems

The Holmdel Historical Society (HHS), which researches, preserves and interprets the history and architectural history of Holmdel, had its first successful church clean-up on February 15 with 20 people participating. Historic clothing, unique farm implements and historic ledgers were just some of the items uncovered by the clean-up crew. The day ended with a pizza [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:43-05:00February 21st, 2017|News and Press|

Aitkins Habitat for Humanity Toolin- Tour – Ride for Habitat on July 14, 2019

Aitkin Habitat for Humanity will host its annual Toolin Tour, a six-hour motorcycle ride through Aitkin County this July. The motorcycle tour is a fundraiser for the Aitkin Chapter of Habitat for Humanity, with proceeds going to help in constructing a new home in Aitkin. Since 1976, the international organization has worked to build [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:44-05:00February 20th, 2017|Events, News and Press|

Chester Spring Brew Fest 2017

Chester Spring Brew Fest May 20-21, noon to 5 pm, in historic Chester, NJ. 175 Main Street, Chester In the Gazebo Park Pre-Buy Tickets:$15 Day of Event: $25 2-Day Tickets Pre-Buy: $25 2-Day Tickets Day of Event: $35 Reminiscent of America's old-time mercantile district, Chester is a trip down memory lane [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:44-05:00February 2nd, 2017|Events, News and Press, Press Release|

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 What the World Gains From Optimism as part of the Optimist International Oratorical Contest for the 2016-2017 year. The Optimist Club will judge the local students speeches based on content and presentation to determine the top two [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:44-05:00January 24th, 2017|News and Press|

Holmdel Historical Society Announces Restoration of St. Catharines Church

The Holmdel Historical Society (HHS), which researches, preserves and interprets the history and architectural history of Holmdel, last night voted to move forward on its first order of business a full restoration of the old St. Catharines Church. In a unanimous vote, led by HHS President Peter Manieri and Vice President Sylvia Allen, the HHS [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:44-05:00January 15th, 2017|News and Press|

Holmdel Historical Society Announces First Meeting of 2017, Set for January 10th

The Holmdel Historical Society (HHS), which recently announced a full revitalization as an organization, has announced its first meeting in the new year. Following a highly successful kickoff meeting and pot-luck dinner in December, the Holmdel Historical Society, which researches, preserves and interprets the history and architectural history of Holmdel, one of the oldest sites [Read More]

2017-01-24T14:06:54-05:00December 30th, 2016|News and Press|

Historic Christmastime Holmdel House Tour

  Upcoming Events Historic Holmdel Christmas House Tour December 3rd, 10 am - 4 pm Visit seven beautifully restored historic properties, from the early 1600's to late 1800's including a church from 1704, a doctor's office from 1804, a pre-revolutionary home from 1740 and a traditional Dutch home from 1699. Park [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:44-05:00November 2nd, 2016|Events, News and Press|

What Price a Child’s Smile?

The Mbiriizi Advanced Primary and Day Care School has grown and the needs have grown with it.  Where once there were 439 students, now there are over 1,200, 25% of whom are orphans.  These children are grateful for the basics of education, health, safety, lodging and food.  They look forward to the gifts and treats [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:44-05:00August 6th, 2016|News and Press|

Nine Minnesota Medical Professionals selected for Medical Trip to Uganda

Sylvias Children, a New Jersey-based non-profit dedicated to supporting and improving the living conditions for more than 1,000 children at the Mbiriizi Advanced Primary School in the village of Mbiriizi, Uganda, has today announced it has selected nine medical personal (nurses and teachers) from an impressive list of 35 applicants to go on its 2016 [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:44-05:00October 27th, 2015|News and Press|

Dina D-Ambrosi Announces Candidacy for Holmdel BOE

Dina DAmbrosi, Holmdel, has announced her plans to run for the upcoming Holmdel Board of Education elections to be held November 3, 2015. Her platform revolves around her slogan which is Lifelong Holmdel resident dedicated to serving our children and our community. Dina brings a combination of professional experiences that cover both the business and [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:45-05:00September 8th, 2015|News and Press|

Who Wins When the USA Battles France?

The folks who attended the August 20 farm fresh dinner and wine tasting at Via45 had an opportunity to experience the battle. Led by New York Vintners Consulting president and wine expert, Perry Porricelli, 25 people sampled nine wines that were paired with exquisite dishes prepared by Lauren Phillips and Claudette Herring of Via45. The [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:45-05:00August 24th, 2015|News and Press|

Sylvias Children Receives Hundreds in Grant Funds From Minneapolis-Based Fortune 500 Non-Profit Thrivent Financial

Sylvias Children, a non-profit launched in 2003 by New Jersey businesswoman and philanthropist Sylvia Allen, has announced today that it has received grant funds totaling more than $800 from Minneapolis, MN.-based Thrivent Financial. An eligible member of Thrivent Financials Choice Dollars program, Sylvias Children focuses on supporting and improving the living conditions for more than [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:45-05:00August 13th, 2015|News and Press|

Henry Schein Donations Expands Sylvia’s Children’s Care to Underserved Children

Sylvias Children, a New Jersey-based non-profit dedicated to supporting and improving the living conditions for over 1,000 children at the Mbiriizi Advanced Primary School in the village of Mbiriizi, Uganda, has today announced it has received a sizable donation of health care products, under a grant from the Henry Schein Cares Global Product Donation Program. [Read More]

2015-08-05T12:55:18-04:00August 5th, 2015|News and Press, Supporters|

Thrivent Financial Members Designate Dollars to Sylvia’s Children

Sylvia's Children has received $822 in Choice Dollars grant funds since enrolling in the program. Over the last 5 years, eligible members have recommended that Thrivent Financial distribute more than $225 million in charitable grant funds to more than 25,600 enrolled churches and organizations through Thrivent Choice. View Thrivent Newsletter

2023-01-19T18:47:45-05:00July 31st, 2015|News and Press|

Sylvias Children Helps Ring In Christmas in July for Over 1,000 Children in Uganda

Sylvias Children, a New Jersey-based non-profit, committed to improving the lives for more than 1,000 children in Mbiriizi, Uganda, will be helping to bring in the Christmas cheer…in July! Every year around November, volunteers from around the country embark on a trip to the Ugandan village to help bring Christmas joy to the children at [Read More]

2015-07-21T16:22:15-04:00July 21st, 2015|News and Press|

Sylvia’s children Expands Access to Care with Donations from Henry Schein Cares

Sylvias Children, a New Jersey-based non-profit founded by businesswoman and philanthropist Sylvia Allen, announced today that it has received a donation of health care products under a grant from the Henry Schein Cares Global Product Donation Program. Through this program, Henry Schein, Inc., the worlds largest provider of health care products and services to office-based [Read More]

2015-01-28T11:58:21-05:00January 28th, 2015|News and Press|

Send Needed Help to Sylvia’s Children by Sponsoring Jenna’s Medical Trip

"Last year, I was introduced to Sylvia's Children. Sylvia's Children is a non-profit organization in Uganda, Africa serving as home, school, and medical clinic. I traveled with a team to the small village of Mbiriizi. In Mbiriizi, I provided medical care including physical exams, medications, treatments, procedures, and referred for different imaging studies. During [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:46-05:00January 20th, 2015|News and Press|

Sylvias Children Once Again Brings Holiday Cheer to African Orphans

Sylvias Children (, a New Jersey-based non-profit, will once again be embarking on a heartwarming Christmas trip this November. Each year, volunteers with the organization help to bring Christmas magic to the children of the Mbirizi Advanced Primary and Day Care School located in Uganda, Africa. One third of the 1,015 children currently attending the [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:46-05:00September 24th, 2014|News and Press|

Sylvias Children Invites Doctors and Nurses to Help Make a Difference on 2014 Uganda Medical Trip

Sylvias Children (, a New Jersey-based non-profit, is on the hunt for medical practitioners interested in a meaningful voluntourism opportunity tending to children in Uganda, Africa on its next annual medical trip from March 13-25, 2014. The charity organization, founded over a decade ago by internationally recognized businesswoman Sylvia Allen, is seeking doctors, nurses, nurse [Read More]

2014-01-10T17:47:23-05:00January 10th, 2014|Events, News and Press|

Sylvias Children Clothing Drives

For the last two years, ten of the Starbucks stores in one district were responsible for hosting a clothing drive in the spring and fall which provided Sylvias Children with over $20,000 for the Mbiriizi Advanced Primary School in Uganda, Africa. With a change in management, this effort has been tabled. As a result other [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:46-05:00May 13th, 2013|News and Press|

MRA International Announces 5 New Employees

Long Branch, NJ… MRA International, based in Long Branch, is pleased to announce the hiring of five new employees. Diane Dalton and Bill Washauer have been added to the outside sales representative staff; Terrel Jenkins and Tom Hsu will be covering inside sales and tech support; and Lester Fox will also handle inside sales. According [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:48-05:00April 14th, 2013|News and Press|

County of Bergen Targets Printers To Save Money; Increase Efficiency

Ben Kezmarsky, CIO/Director of Information Technology for Bergen County, knew that a lot of money was being wasted on toner and printing supplies; he found closets full of expired toner cartridges when he started his job in January 2011. His department consists of five people to oversee the technology and phone system needs of the [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:48-05:00February 15th, 2013|News and Press|

New Nurse Supervisor Joins Riverwood

Riverwood Healthcare Center welcomes Kathy Starkka, nurse supervisor for its primary care and specialty clinics in Aitkin. Starkka brings 20 years of nursing experience to her new role managing the day-to-day operations of the clinics, supervising a staff of 20. As a registered nurse since 1993, for the past 17 years she worked at St. [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:48-05:00January 30th, 2013|News and Press|

Riverwood Healthcare to Launch New Wellness Initiative

George Family Foundation and Allina Health partnership to improve health AITKIN, Minn. Riverwood Healthcare Center is among 13 health systems serving Minnesota and western Wisconsin communities that have been chosen to participate in a three-year program called the Healthy Communities Partnership. A $475,000 grant from the George Family Foundation and Allina Health, and administered by [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:48-05:00January 30th, 2013|News and Press|

Women Business Owners Group Starts New Year on a Positive Note

Holmdel, NJ January 8, 2013… Women business owners throughout Central New Jersey are invited to start the new year off with the National Association of Women Business Owners, Central Jersey (NAWBO-CJ). NAWBO-CJ will host a dinner meeting with a guest speaker and networking on Tuesday, January 15 from 6:00 9:00 pm at the Hilton Garden [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:48-05:00January 10th, 2013|News and Press|

NAWBO Dinner Meeting with Sylvia

Join us to make 2013 an Awesome Year for You and Your Business ONE VOICE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD! January 15, 2013 Dinner Meeting with Speaker and Networking 6:00 pm 9:00 pm Hilton Garden Inn, 50 Raritan Parkway, Edison, NJ 08837 Sylvia Allen, Founder and CEO of Sylvias Children, will share her [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:48-05:00January 3rd, 2013|News and Press|

Shore Business Keeps Servicing Customers Despite Sandy

November 14, 2012 - The damage and disruption caused by super storm Sandy reverberated throughout the residential and business communities in New Jersey and New York. In Long Branch, where MRA International is headquartered, the loss of power meant owner Bruno Tirone needed to figure out a backup plan. MRA International, which has been in [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:48-05:00November 15th, 2012|News and Press|

African Nonprofit Sylvias Children Celebrates a Decade of Success: How One Person Can Make a Difference

HOLMDEL, N. J. 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, 75, would undoubtedly agree she has helped make life better for more than 1,000 children in Mbiriizi, Uganda. Allen journeyed to Africa with [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:48-05:00September 27th, 2012|News and Press|

Long Branch Resident Tony Costa Awarded Silver Presidents Volunteer Service Award for Second Year in a row

HOLMDEL, N. J. In the course of our day to day lives, 400 hours may not seem like much. But for Tony Costa its worth its weight in silver. Thats because the Long Branch resident has again been presented with a silver Presidents Volunteer Service Award for volunteering 400+ hours to Holmdel-based charity, Sylvias Children. [Read More]

2012-09-28T14:52:46-04:00September 27th, 2012|News and Press|

Clothing Drive Helps Make A Difference for Charity

HOLMDEL, NJ… In what has proven to be a very successful partnership, a group of Starbucks stores and Sylvias Children, a 501(c)3, are raising funds in a grass roots effort to help children in Africa. Sylvias Children is conducting a clothing drive at ten Starbucks locations in New Jersey, now through November 18th. Participating [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:48-05:00September 27th, 2012|News and Press|

Oceanfest Sponsors Enrich Event

Long Branch, NJ… A full day of free activities and events for the entire family is waiting for visitors to the 21st Annual Oceanfest festival on Monday, July 4th. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. along the promenade between Seven Presidents Park and Pier Village and offers live childrens entertainment, live bands, [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:48-05:00June 22nd, 2012|News and Press|

Long Branch Resident Tony Costa Awarded Silver Presidents Volunteer Service Award for Second Year

HOLMDEL, NJ… In the course of our day to day lives, 400 hours may not seem like much. But for Tony Costa its worth its weight in silver. Thats because the Long Branch resident has again been presented with a silver Presidents Volunteer Service Award for volunteering 400+ hours to Holmdel-based charity, Sylvias Children. Costa, [Read More]

2012-06-22T00:55:04-04:00June 22nd, 2012|News and Press|

Seven Tips for Finding Your Perfect Wedding Videographer

1) Talented wedding filmmakers' schedules fill up fast, so book early Once you have scheduled a wedding date, you should waste no time in starting your search for your videographer. The most talented ones are booked heavily in advance, so make shopping for a videographer a top priority. 2) Ask friends and family for referrals [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:49-05:00April 30th, 2012|News and Press|

By-Invitation Videographer Stands Apart With Wedding Films

Holmdel, NJ...With the current rash of video equipment that anyone can use, there has been a dramatic increase in people professing to be wedding videographers. And, as they all scramble to get the attention of engaged couples, one videographer stands out from the crowd. Damon Dietz, president and lead filmmaker at Absolute Media Production, offers [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:49-05:00April 30th, 2012|News and Press|

N.J. medical volunteers heading to Uganda to treat orphans

Organization seeks to raise awareness of crisis Over 1,000 children in Africa will feel much better next month when their adopted grandmother Sylvia Allen, founder of Sylvia's Children, returns to their village. But this time, she's bringing a surprise: A family of American doctors and nurses. Through her 501(c)3 organization, Allen has had the opportunity [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:49-05:00April 30th, 2012|News and Press|


Jeff Tuccillo (Katohan, NY) - owner of Salon 777 is running the 26.2 mile race this year to benefit Sylvias Children. He has been practicing for two years and is now ready to run. In order to compete, Tuccillo had to run nine qualifying races in 2010 to be eligible. In addition, he had to [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:49-05:00April 30th, 2012|News and Press|

Downtown Toms River Offers A Season Full Of Tempting Food Events

Toms River, NJ - Foodies will find lots of reasons to visit Historic Downtown Toms River this year. The Downtown offers visitors to the Jersey Shore a multitude of exciting family festivals, a weekly Jersey Fresh farmers market featuring new monthly special events, and more. The season kicks off mid-May. Therell be lots of spicy, [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:49-05:00April 30th, 2012|News and Press|

Josephs Florist Goes -Greener- To Help Childrens Charity

Jersey City, NJ - Josephs Florist, located at 3662 Kennedy Boulevard in Jersey City, has announced they will be accepting used cell phones and printer cartridges for recycling. The phones and cartridges will be recycled and the proceeds donated to Sylvias Children, a 501(c)3 organization that supports children at a primary school in Uganda. The [Read More]

2012-04-30T19:45:54-04:00April 30th, 2012|News and Press|

Needle-Free Flu Vaccinations Debut At Monmouth Mall

Belmar, NJ - If youve passed on flu vaccinations because youre afraid of needles, or your child is terrified of needles, this is your opportunity. ESI Medical will be offering needle-free flu shots for $9.99 on Tuesday, December 14th from 12 noon 4:00 pm in the Food Court at the Monmouth Mall. ESI Medical, which [Read More]

2012-04-30T19:44:37-04:00April 30th, 2012|News and Press|

Starbucks And Sylvias Children Partner Up For Clothing Drive

HOLMDEL, NJ - Starbucks has partnered with Sylvias Children, a 501(c)3, to help raise funds for children in Africa. Sylvias Children is conducting a clothing drive at eleven Starbucks locations in New Jersey through June 15th. Participating locations are: Middletown, Marlboro, Matawan, Manalapan, Edison, Union, Westfield, East Brunswick, New Brunswick, North Brunswick, and Piscataway. Items [Read More]

2012-04-30T19:44:00-04:00April 30th, 2012|News and Press|

School Children Turn Character Lessons Into Action

Holmdel, NJ - Holmdel Village School students have spent this year learning about character traits using shoes as a visual reminder of this years theme, If the shoe fits, wear it. The hallway walls at the school are covered with colorful shoes bearing the students names. Each time they demonstrate one of the traits being [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:49-05:00April 30th, 2012|News and Press|

Local High School Students Win Essay Contest

FREEHOLD, NJ - The Sunrise Optimist Club of Freehold is pleased to announce the winners of their annual essay contest. The theme for this years contest was The Power of Youth. The winning essays focused on what defines youth and the power and opportunity that it affords. First Place was awarded to Johnine Licht, St. [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:49-05:00April 30th, 2012|News and Press|

The Studio Photographers Again Named to “BEST OF WEDDINGS” List

Freehold, NJ - The Studio Photographers (, with locations in Freehold, Millburn, and Staten Island, New York, is proud to announce for a second year in a row it has been rated by area brides and voted The Knot Best of Weddings 2008/2009 Pick. Their listing can be viewed in The Knot Best of Weddings [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:49-05:00April 30th, 2012|News and Press|

Monmouth County Based Repertory Company Being Filmed for NJN Television Special

Holmdel, NJ - Pacific Encore Performances, an internationally acclaimed musical repertory company based in New York and Monmouth County New Jersey, is thrilled to announce a premiere television special being filmed for summer viewing on NJN Network. The special will also be offered for viewership on other PBS stations. Pacific Encore Performances has an international [Read More]

2012-04-30T19:18:19-04:00April 30th, 2012|News and Press|

NYRA Rolls Out Innovative New Mobile Video Solutions

Atlantic Highlands, NJ…When the New York Racing Association (NYRA) looked to upgrade and re-brand its on-air racing and simulcast presentation, it turned to Shamrock Communications. NYRA operates three of the most popular racetracks in the nation, including Belmont Park, home to the Triple Crowns Belmont Stakes, and the pre-eminent summer meet at Saratoga Racetrack in [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:49-05:00April 30th, 2012|News and Press|

Barter Takes Center Stage at Annual Holiday Show

Jackson, NJ - Barter Depot,, New Jerseys largest bartering organization, will host their 13th Annual Holiday Trade Show on Sunday, November 16th from 1 pm 5 pm at the Raritan Expo Center, Edison. Admission is free and open to almost any business owner, but by invitation only. The trade show is designed to showcase [Read More]

2012-04-30T19:15:37-04:00April 30th, 2012|News and Press|

Healthcare Provider and Holmdel Charity Team Up to Raise Funds For Children

Holmdel, NJ - Sylvias Children, a 501(c)3 that supports children orphaned by AIDS in Uganda, is pleased to announce a new partnership with ExpressCare Walk-in Medical Offices conveniently located inside your Shoprite store. Starting October 1, ExpressCare will donate $ .50 from every flu vaccine given this season to Sylvias Children. The vaccine will be [Read More]

2012-04-30T19:14:57-04:00April 30th, 2012|News and Press|


HOLMDEL, N. J. Do you know how many orphans currently exist in the world? 133 million children have lost one or both of their parents (according to SOS Children's Villages USA), and 15 million of that number are orphaned due to the AIDS pandemic. Along with SOS Children's Villages, the world's largest non-governmental organization dedicated [Read More]

2023-01-19T18:47:49-05:00April 30th, 2012|News and Press|