Middletown Minutes
Happy Labor Day- Municipal Offices closed 9/2

Local Teen Turns the Town Teal in September to Raise Awareness for Ovarian Cancer 

During the month of September, Middletown High School North junior Emily Mackrell will be turning the town teal as part of the statewide “Turn the Towns Teal” campaign to help educate the public about ovarian cancer. Emily’s older sister Courtney started the Middletown campaign back in 2007 because their grandmother was diagnosed with a late stage of ovarian cancer. She wanted to show her Grandma support while also raising awareness of its symptoms to help women avoid the same fate.

Emily and fellow volunteers will tie biodegradable teal ribbons around trees and poles throughout Middletown to raise awareness. Please stop by Town Hall for a teal ribbon pin you can wear to help call attention to this disease. 
Turn The Towns Teal® is the inspiration of Gail MacNeil of Chatham, NJ. Volunteers, statewide, tie ribbons throughout town centers and hand out symptom cards during the month of September, which is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

Visit www.turnthetownsteal.org for more information on the campaign.

The Department of Public Works Provides Helpful Hints on How to Properly Dispose of Brush

3 Ways to Dispose of Brush
International Overdose Awareness Day

Town Hall will be lit up purple over the weekend to recognize August 31, 2019 as Overdose Awareness Day in Middletown. We encourage the community to remember those affected by overdose and reach out to Crossroads, the Township's substance abuse program, should they or a loved one need help with battling addiction. Call
732-615-2277 to speak with a counselor. 


Capture the King Tide

Help #BeTheEyesOnTheRise Along the Jersey Shore 


It's "Capture the King Tide Week" Through September 2nd

 
The term "King Tide" is used to describe the highest seasonal tides that occur each year. These extreme tides typically happen when the sun, moon and Earth align during a New and Full Moon.
 
Today's King Tides will be average tides of the future. Help #BeTheEyesOnTheRise along the Jersey Shore by taking part in a crowd sourcing effort to document areas around the Shore that are already experiencing nuisance flooding. To participate, post pictures to the 
King Tide Facebook event page.
 
The data and photos collected through the #CaptureTheKing Tide effort will be publicly available for all to use, learn from and document local trouble spots. 

Middletown Recreation Announces September
Mayor’s Wellness Campaign Activities


Middletown Recreation announced its September Mayor’s Wellness Campaign (MWC) community events and registration information for the inaugural Mayor’s 5K Challenge on Saturday, October 19th.

September’s MWC events that are free to residents include:

Wellness Seminar:“Back to School: Nutrition & Active Children” 
Thursday, September 12th from 6:30-7:30 PM 
Middletown Senior Center (900 Leonardville Road, Leonardo)

Start the school year off healthy! Tonja Werkman, Registered Dietitian from Hackensack Meridian, will speak about carbohydrates, protein, fats, vitamins, minerals and hydration as it affects children and their activities. She will also speak about supplements, exercise and healthy snacks & lunches for kids to take to school.


Physical Activity: Pickleball 
Saturday, September 21st at 9:00 AM 
Normandy Park (Nut Swamp Road, Middletown)

Try your hand at this exciting sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. A paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. Come play on our newly-lined courts!

Register Now for the Mayor's 5K Challenge on Saturday, 10/19
All Proceeds to Benefit Middletown's First Responders
Back to School

UPCOMING EVENTS

"Middletown Remembers" September 11th 

THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT IS OFFERING A CAT-ONLY FREE RABIES CLINIC ON SATURDAY, SEPT. 14TH  

Cat Rabies Clinic 9/14
CLICK THE PICTURE TO PRE-REGISTER!

THE MTPL PRESENTS: "THE LIGHT IN 9/11" on Thursday, 9/5

The Light in 9/11
CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO LEARN MORE! 

THE MIDDLETOWN ARTS CENTER PRESENTS: "Butterfly Confessions" on September 6-8, 14-15

Home Rehabilitation Program Public Information
Session at Tonya Keller Community Center on Tuesday, 9/10

Traffic Alerts

Monmouth & Navesink Avenue Road Closure Update

Gray Supply has been working in the area of Monmouth Avenue and Navesink Avenue replacing gas lines. They are anticipating the work will be completed this month. While they are working roads will be intermittently closed in the area and detours will be in place.


Route 35 Construction Project 

 
Construction work on Route 35 began Monday, May 6th northbound from Cooper’s Bridge (Red Bank) to Cherry Tree Farm Road and southbound from Cherry Tree Farm Road to New Monmouth Road.

Road work will be done with temporary lane closures from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM and from 8:00 PM to 6:00 AM. All work is weather-dependent.

The project, which consists of repairs and replacement of concrete vertical curb, installation of public curb ramps, repairs to drainage structures and resurfacing of the roadway, is estimated to be completed by December 2019.
 
Please keep an eye out for possible changes to the schedule.



NJNG Paves Roads as Part of

 Gas Main Replacement Program

NJNG Road Repaving
Plastic Bag Recycling

THE MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT IS SEEKING VOLUNTEERS!

MIDDLETOWN EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES SEEKS VOLUNTEERS!

EMS Recruitment

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