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Kick Off the Holiday Season with the Township Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting this Sunday, 12/2 

Middletown Township Christmas Tree Lighting & Holiday Celebration

Please join us for the official Township Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting at the Middletown Arts Center (36 Church Street) on Sunday, December 2nd at 5:00 PM.

There will be crafts, an art exhibition, carols, cartooning, a 50/50 raffle, and a visit from Santa Claus (bring your own camera for photos!). The festivities will also include an ice sculpturist, a high school band & chorus performance, hot cocoa and cookies.


On Thursday, November 15th, Mayor Kevin Settembrino was interviewed by Jill Horner of Comcast Newsmakers about the Port Monmouth Flood Control Project. 

The Mayor explained the scope of the project and the  history of flooding in the Bayshore area that finally brought it to fruition. To learn more about the project, please click HERE

Click HERE to watch the Comcast Newsmakers TV segment. 

Poricy Park Conservancy Holds Annual
Colonial Christmas Event 

Colonial Christmas
Committeeman Tony Perry and his wife Alannah visited with Santa to get started on their Christmas wish list! 

The Poricy Park Conservancy held its annual Colonial Christmas event last weekend. The Christmas festivities were held at the Historic Murray Farmhouse at Poricy Park and included horse and wagon rides, music, refreshments, and visits with Santa! Committeeman Tony Perry stopped by to join in the merriment of the season and chat with local residents. Please mark your calendar for next year's event which will be the weekend after Thanksgiving. 

  Mayor to Hold Open Office Hours at the MTPL on Monday, 12/3

Mayor Kevin M Settembrino will hold Open Office Hours from 4:30PM to 6:30PM in the lobby of the Middletown Township Public Library (55 New Monmouth Road) on Monday, December 3rd. Visitors are seen on a first-come basis. Mayor Settembrino is also available by appointment. Please call 732-615-2024 for more information.
Mayor Kevin Settembrino

Ideal Beach Community Association Holds
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

IBCA Christmas Tree Lighting
IBCA Christmas Tree Lighting
IBCA Christmas Tree Lighting

The Ideal Beach Community Association held its Annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Sunday, November 25th at Roosevelt Park on Port Monmouth Road. The East Keansburg Fire Department and North Middletown First Aid were honored for their continued dedication to the Ideal Beach community. Township Committee members Pat Snell and Rick Hibell joined the fun while Girl and Boy Scouts added to the holiday spirit with caroling. Stop by to see the beautiful tree!

VFW Post 2179 Engraved Brick Fundraiser
Leaf Collection Status
Recreation Volunteer Opportunities
Recycling Tip- Hoses

Upcoming Events

The Band of the Two Rivers Holiday Concert

The MTPL Presents: The Band of the Two Rivers Holiday Concert

Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: MTPL Community Room (55 New Monmouth Road)

The Band returns to the Middletown Township Public Library with their exhilarating renderings of traditional holiday music. 

Handbags & Bingo Fundraiser
Friday, March 1, 2019 

Join the Middletown Arts Center for a fun & fabulous evening at its annual Handbags & Bingo fundraiser where you can win designer handbags and prizes! Volunteers and donations also needed.
Call 732-706-4100 for more information.

MAC Handbag Bingo
Traffic Alerts

Roadwork & Detours 

Highway 36 Southbound Jug Handle at Main Street in Belford Closed for Milling and Paving on 12/3

On Monday, December 3rd, the Highway 36 Southbound Belford jug handle on Main Street will be closed for milling and paving by the County between the hours of 7:00 AM-4:00 PM, weather dependent. 

Church Street Southbound Lane Closure Through Friday, 12/14
The southbound side of Church Street (in the vicinity of the Middletown Train Station) will be closed until approximately Friday, December 14th by Kiely Construction for improvement of gas lines. Detours will be in place. 

New Jersey Turnpike Authority Begins GSP Interchange 109 Construction Project

On November 1, 2018, the New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA) began a construction project to make improvements to Garden State Parkway Interchange 109 at Newman Springs Road (C.R. 520) in the Lincroft section of Middletown. Motorists are advised to expect delays and plan alternate routes if possible.

Click HERE to learn more. 

Click HERE to access hi-res photos from this

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