Middletown Minutes
Community Comes Together for Inaugural
Mayor's 5K Challenge

Over $7K Raised for Middletown First Responders

Mayor's Wellness Campaign: Mayor's 5K
Mayor's 5K
Mayor's 5K
Mayor's 5K

A big thank you to everyone who supported the inaugural Mayor's 5K Challenge last Saturday at Poricy Park, including the businesses that sponsored the event! Over 100 residents, first responders and local dignitaries came together to run and walk the beautiful trails of the park. A great turn-out meant that the Township was able to raise over $7,000 to benefit our First Responders! 

The Mayor's 5K Challenge was the final event of the Mayor's Wellness Campaign that was launched in May. Middletown Recreation hosted a number of wellness seminars and diverse physical activities across town to help our residents focus on the importance of living a healthier lifestyle.

Save-the-date for next year's Mayor's 5K Challenge which will be held on
October 17, 2020!  


RECENT TOWNSHIP HAPPENINGS

Commanders Ceremony at American Legion
Committeewoman Pat Snell attended the "Past Commanders Dinner" at American Legion Post 338 in Leonardo on Saturday, September 19th. The ceremony was held to honor the leaders who served the Post this past year, including American Legion Commander Mary Magnuson, who was the first female commander in the Posts' history, Sons of American Legion Commander Mark Natale and President Donna Wilson. 
Harvest Hullabaloo
Middletown Recreation and the Middletown Arts Center hosted the annual Harvest Hullabaloo festival on Saturday, October 19th at Poricy Park. Little superheroes, princesses, ghosts and goblins came from all around town to participate in a variety of fun fall activities which included costume contests, cartooning with the Doodle Dude, haunted hayrides, a Trunk or Treat and more. We hope everyone had a Spooktacular time! 

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Middletown Matters Fall 2019
MTFD LDH Drill

MTFD PERFORMS LARGE
DIAMETER HOSE DRILL 


On Sunday, October 20th, the Middletown Township Fire Department held its Large Diameter Hose (LDH) training drill. The drill was performed on a horse farm on Cooper Road to practice the deployment of “pipelines” by simulating a scenario where firefighters would need to create a pipeline from a local water source in order to stop a fire. The MTFD holds several of these drills each year to ensure they are prepared for emergencies in various locations and situations. We thank our volunteers for their time and commitment to keeping our residents safe.

GODDARD SCHOOL OF MIDDLETOWN HOSTS TOY COLLECTION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH TOWNSHIP AND SECOND
CHANCE TOYS


During the month of September, The Goddard School of Middletown (209 Harmony Road) set up a “satellite” or feeder collection site for gently-used plastic toys in partnership with the Township of Middletown and non-profit Second Chance Toys (SCT), supplementing the Township’s permanent SCT collection trailer stationed at the Middletown Recycling Center (52 Kanes Lane).  Hundreds of toys (some even new in the box!) were donated by Goddard families in support of Second Chance Toys's mission to provide toys for underprivileged children. If you are interested in setting up a satellite toy collection site, please contact
732-615-2000 x2208. 

Goddard School Second Chance Toy Donation

CONGRATULATIONS TO NEW EAGLE SCOUTS
JAMES AND CHARLIE FALOTICO!

Eagle Scout Ceremony
Committeeman Kevin Settembrino attended the Eagle Scout Ceremony for James and Charlie Falotico on Saturday, October 20th at the Elks Club in Red Bank.
Pictured from left: Jeanette and Charlie Falotico, Committeeman Kevin Settembrino and James Falotico

Congratulations to new Eagle Scouts Charlie and James Falotico from Troop 246 in Middletown! For their service project, the brothers chose to assist Good Grief, an organization that provides free support to children and young adults who have suffered the loss of a loved one, by building planters and benches for the kids to use and enjoy for years to come. This project was especially meaningful because the brothers wanted to give back to the organization that provided so much support to them after they lost their father.

Kudos to James and Charlie on achieving the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout!

PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD AT THE
TURKEY SOCCER SHOOTOUT ON NOVEMBER 23
RD

MTPD Hosts Operation Take Back New Jersey 
Medicine Collection Saturday, 10/26

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Operation Take Back NJ- October 26th

UPCOMING EVENTS

Savor at the MAC

MAC PRESENTS: SAVOR


Please join the Middletown Arts Center for SAVOR!
Saturday, November 2nd, 7-10 pm Tickets: $50

Join the MAC for an international food, wine and beer tasting to benefit this state-of-the-art facility dedicated to bringing quality art programming and events to New Jersey. Celebrate three extraordinary people as they honor their contribution to the arts in our community: GAYLE TOPPER, TOBY SHYLIT MACK and TIM KELLY.

Click HERE for more information and to purchase tickets. 

The Middletown Arts Center Presents: 

Music Cafe 

The MTPL Presents:
Book and Author Talks with
Philip Wolfson

Veterans Day Parade
Make a Difference Month
Other Drop Off Locations Include...
Department of Public Works (52 Kanes Lane)
Middletown Arts Center (36 Church Street)
Middletown Township Public Library (55 New Monmouth Road)
Middletown Recreation at Poricy Park (345 Oak Hill Road)
Middletown Senior Center (900 Leonardville Road, Leonardo)
Tonya Keller Community Center (50 Bray Avenue)
Middletown Town Hall & Johnson Gill Annex (1 Kings Highway)

REGISTER FOR EMERGENCY AND TRAFFIC ALERTS WITH NIXLE

MTPD Seeks School Crossing Guards

Board of Education Survey
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.

OEM Auxiliary Police Recruitment

THE MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT IS SEEKING VOLUNTEERS!

MIDDLETOWN EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES SEEKS VOLUNTEERS!

EMS Recruitment

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