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Middletown Township Proclaims
September 15, 2018 Usher Syndrome Awareness Day

Usher Syndrome Proclamation
On Tuesday, September 4th, Mayor Kevin Settembrino and the Township Committee presented Lisa, Brian, Flynn, and Gunnar Henschel with a proclamation recognizing Saturday, September 15, 2018 as Usher Syndrome Awareness Day in the Township of Middletown. Three-year-old Gunnar (who is being held by his father in the photo) has Usher syndrome and they are hoping that the community can help raise awareness about this disease, which is presently incurable. Usher syndrome is a relatively rare genetic disorder caused by a mutation in any one of at least 10 genes resulting in a combination of hearing loss and visual impairment, and is a leading cause of combined deafness and blindness. More than 400,000 people are affected by this genetic disorder worldwide, with up to 50,000 of those in the United States. We commend the Henschels and their extended family for their commitment to raising awareness about this condition for all those who are affected. We are all here to support Gunnar! 

Pictured from Left: Committeeman Rick Hibell, Deputy Mayor Tony Fiore, Lisa Henschel, Flynn and Gunnar Henschel, Brian Henschel, Mayor Kevin Settembrino, Committeeman Tony Perry, and Committeewoman Pat Snell. 

Leonardo Beach Party Was a Great Way to Say Farewell to Summer 

Leonardo Beach Party
The Middletown Recreation Department held its annual Leonardo Beach Party on Thursday, August 30th. Residents enjoyed the beautiful weather along with music, games, and more. Representatives from the Middletown Township Public Library were at the event to distribute library cards, and the Leonardo First Aid and Rescue Squad was there to meet some locals and share information about upcoming events. After the party, families stayed to watch the Movie in the Park Series featuring "Sherlock Gnomes".

Moment of Silence and Wreath Tribute to Be Held on Tuesday, September 11th  

9/11 Memorial
Koch's Florist
Koch Florist & Gifts owners Bill and Gail Bechtoldt proudly hold their "Made in Middletown" Small Business Appreciation Award.

Pictured from left: Committeeman Tony Perry, business owners Bill and Gail Bechtoldt, Committeewoman Pat Snell, and store manager Michelle McDonald. 

Township Presents "Made in Middletown" Small Business Appreciation Certificate to
Koch Florist & Gifts

On Thursday, September 6th, Committeeman Tony Perry and Committeewoman Pat Snell stopped by Koch Florist & Gifts to present business owners Bill and Gail Bechtoldt with a "Made in Middletown" small business appreciation award on behalf of the Township Committee. This initiative began in May 2018 to help spotlight local small businesses that are vital to our town's economy. 

Koch Florist & Gifts has been a small family business in Middletown for almost 60 years and has been the go-to business for personalized, fresh floral arrangements. Our town has also benefited from their outstanding community service through programs such as the Rainbow Foundation and Jersey Shore Workcamp. Thank you for being Made in Middletown!

Cat Rabies Clinic
Microgrid Public Information Session
Middletown Day 2018 Sponsors
We want to take a moment to thank our Gold Plus, Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsors for supporting Middletown Day 2018. Middletown Day will be held rain or shine on Saturday, September 22nd from 11:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. at Croydon Hall (900 Leonardville Road, Leonardo). 


Archer & Greiner, P.C.
O'Toole, Scrivo, Fernandez, Weiner, Van Lieu, LLC

Century 21 Thomson & Company
Columbia Bank

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Middletown Township Public Library
Middletown Township Education Association 

Orange Theory Fitness Studio
Provident Bank

CME Associates
Foley Prep
Maser Consulting P.A.
Middletown Family Pharmacy
MRC - GameTime
Saker ShopRites
Sodon's Electric 
The Community YMCA

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CORRECTION NOTICE: MTFD Annual Fire Picnic Caption 

Correction Notice: MTFD Annual Picnic
In last week’s e-newsletter, the caption below the MTFD Annual Picnic incorrectly identified 3rd Assistant Fire Chief Bernie Chenoweth as Special II Officer Dave Chenoweth. We apologize for the error and thank Chief Chenoweth for his dedication to our community as a volunteer firefighter! 

REVISED CAPTION (pictured from left): Office of Emergency Management Director, Charlie Rogers, Assistant EMS Chief Jim Kelly, 2nd Assistant Fire Chief John Friedmann, Fire Chief Ryan Clarke, Hazlet Deputy Mayor Sue Kiley, Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger, Deputy Fire Chief Steve Schweizer, Committeewoman Pat Snell and her grandchildren, 3rd Assistant Fire Chief Bernie Chenoweth, Committeeman Rick Hibell and his son, and Police Chief Craig Weber. 

Roadwork and Detours

Road Paving Notice: Red Hill Road Closure on Monday, 9/10

Red Hill Road will be closed for paving between Deepdale Drive and Church Lane on Monday, September 10, 2018 from approximately 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., weather permitting. 

This project is being performed by the Monmouth County Highway Department under the County's shared services agreement with Middletown Township. 

Traffic will be detoured through Holland Road, Middletown-Lincroft Road, and Dwight Road accordingly. Bamm Hollow Road will be closed except for local traffic. 
Tatum Park and Deep Cut Gardens will be open. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Middletown Township Police Department at 732-615-2100. 
Traffic Alert!

Road Restoration Work for New Jersey American Water Continues on the Following Streets: 

  • Avenue A   
  • Ataboy Ave. 
  • Gordon Ct.   
  • Avenue D 
  • High Boy Ave.
  • Walada Ave.
  • Wood Ave. 
  • Carter Ave.               
  • Avenue B
  • Handy Boy Ave.
  • Plymouth Ave.                                        
  • Georgia Ave.                     
  • Orphan Boy Ave.
  • Bergen Ave.

If you have any questions, contact
Traffic at 732-615-2045.

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