Monday, May 20, 2013
Edmund received the Distinguished Service Medal from the governor of New Jersey for his heroic service.
Edmund A. Gill, 86, of Holmdel, N.J., passed away peacefully at home on May 12, surrounded by his loving family. Edmund was born on Feb. 17, 1927, in Kearny, N.J., to Patrick and Mary Gill (nee Carroll). He was a N.J. State Police trooper for 27 years and retired as a lieutenant. Edmund received the Distinguished Service Medal from the governor of New Jersey for his heroic service. He served as a merchant seaman during World War II. Edmund was predeceased by his dear son, Timothy Gill, and is survived by his beloved wife of over 62 years, Josephine E. Gill (nee Friel), and his loving children, Deborah, Patrick, John, along with his grandchildren, Tiffany, Jennifer, Kevin and Casey, and seven great- grandchildren. He will be sadly missed …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Mother's Day is a time to reflect, appreciate and generally bow down to our mothers.
Today is the day we look back at why we are so thankful for the mothers in our lives. They fed us, changed us, burped us, clothed us, bathed us, disciplined us, hugged us, tolerated us, loved us. My mother, like so many out there, went above and beyond whenever possible. From soccer practice carpools to driving out of state for tournaments, to moving me in and out of college number one and then college number two, followed by two apartments on opposite ends of the state. Think back to everything your mother has taught you. Did you know how to fold a fitted sheet before she showed you? I didn't. Okay, let's be real, I still don't get it, but mom tries. The strength and unconditional love from my mother was never more apparent to me than …
Monday, April 15, 2013
The former coach, fired for abusive behavior towards his basketball players, was spotted coaching a seventh grade girls basketball league this weekend.
Mike Rice was fired for hurling basketballs at his players and unleashing insulting homophobic rants, but the former Rutgers mens basketball coach was spotted over the weekend coaching a seventh grade girls AAU team in Holmdel. Deadspin.com reported that Rice, who lives in Little Silver, was seen coaching a 12-year-old girls basketball team at Holmdel High School on Saturday night. The article cites tweets by contributor Brian Geltzeiler of hoopscritic.com reporting that Rice was acting "crazy as ever yelling @ both refs and kids." Geltzeiler posted in a follow up tweet, "Just to clarify. I'm not joking. Mike Rice is actually coaching a 7th grade girls AAU team today and he's still acting like a mad man." The news elicited a number of …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Try these easy Passover recipes for gelfite fish, charoset, prime rib, pizza and even a seven-layer cake.
Spice up your Passover observance with these recipes for gelfite fish, charoset, prime rib, pizza and even a seven-layer cake, thanks to AllRecipes.com and Holiday Eats. For added fun, get your children to join you in the kitchen. Do you have a recipe that you'd like to share on Holmdel-Hazlet Patch? Post it in our local voices section. Gelfite Fish An Asian twist to the traditional dish. Ingredients For Garnish: Directions Traditional Charoset Traditional dish with no added sugar. Ingredients Directions Garlic Prime Rib Scrumptious entree for the holiday. Ingredients Directions Passover Pizza An easy and tasty snack for kids and adults. Ingredients Directions Passover Seven Layer Cake A no-bake, Kosher cake for the holidays. Ingredients…
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Eat Irish today - even if you don't have a century's old recipe!
It isn't St. Patrick's Day without corned beef and cabbage, but if you're Irish at heart and not by blood it can be easy to shy away from cooking ethnic food. Here is the easiest way to cook up the delicious, traditional St. Patty's Day dinner. No one needs to know that your "Grandma Sinead" didn't teach you how to make it! Ingredients for your shopping trip to a Holmdel and Hazlet grocery store: Cooking Instructions You can also head to the Cracked Olive and pick from items on their St. Patrick's Day menu if last-minute corned beef and cabbage isn't on your to-do list.
Monday, January 21, 2013
Former Ocean County Director of Human Services upset with confusing mandates, insurance delays
Monday, January 21
An open letter to: President Obama, All the members of Congress, Governor Christie and members of New Jersey Senate and Assembly and to local mayors and council members MY DECENT INTO MADNESS BY WAY OF THE RABBIT HOLE Super Storm Sandy has displaced seven people in my family. We all lived in Seaside Park, New Jersey. We are no different from the thousands of people who are facing what seems like insurmountable obstacles towards rebuilding our homes, our lives and our communities. During the height of the storm our local rescue workers, emergency personal and police were heroic in their efforts to save lives and mitigate damages. The weeks following the storm were also filled with countless stories of families, neighbors, friends and …
Friday, January 4, 2013
We need new ideas. What are yours?
In the wake of the tragedy that took the lives of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, a blogger from across the country was arguably the first to break through the noise and galvanize a debate around mental health. Liza Long’s blog post about raising a mentally ill child, “I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother,” talks about her experiences raising her 13-year-old son, whom she describes as a gifted but unpredictable child who has threatened to kill her and himself. As she put it, “I love my son. But he terrifies me." Her blog post quickly went viral, got picked up by the The Huffington Post and others, earned a million likes on Facebook, and led to Long's appearance on CNN to talk about the way mental illness…
Monday, December 17, 2012
U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg will ask Congress to approve a ban on ammunition magazines of more than 10 rounds. Do you agree with his proposed bill?
Monday, December 17, 2012
In the wake of the mass shooting in Newtown, CT, U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) announced plans to reintroduce high-capacity magazine ban legislation in the 113th Congress. Lautenberg’s bill, the Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act, would prohibit the manufacture and sale of ammunition magazines with a capacity of more than 10 rounds. It also would ban ammunition magazines that could be readily converted to accept more than 10 rounds. “In light of yet another horrific shooting tragedy, it is clearer than ever that there is no place in our communities for deadly high-capacity gun magazines and I will keep working to pass my bill to reinstate the ban on them,” Lautenberg said in a statement. “If we don't pass a high-capacity …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Marley's Mellow Mood beverage makes several kids mellow on Friday at Holmdel's Satz school.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Gas company explains what to do
Saturday, December 1, 2012
In a statement released by New Jersey Natural Gas public relations staff, the utility company explains the steps to winterize a home after a natural disaster: NJNG and local officials discussed the need for homeowners to begin planning to winterize their homes prior to the arrival of freezing weather. Local officials are advising that homeowners should contact qualified contractors or plumbers and get their homes on waiting lists, so that when they are able to regain access to their homes, they are ready to go. Preparing your home for the winter involves several steps, and these steps may vary depending on whether you will reside in the home during the winter. The steps are summarized below, but each home may be different: Basic steps to …