Briefs Provident Bank helps Habitat for Humanity

Briefs Provident Bank helps Habitat for Humanity The Provident Bank recently lent a hand to Rich Westcott of the Freehold area Habitat for Humanity. The bank donated funds to purchase the range hood, sink, faucet, cabinets, countertops and flooring for the kitchen of a Habitat home currently under construction. Provident members who pitched in were …

Long Branch police play softball for Emmanuel

The Long Branch Police Department recently participated in the fourth annual Sheriff’s Trophy Softball Tournament to benefit the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation for Children. Also participating in the tournament were teams from the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, 94.3 FM "The Point," the prosecutor’s office, and the Hazlet Police Department. The June 15 tournament raised more than …

IN BRIEF Volunteer Center seeks summer assistance

IN BRIEF Volunteer Center seeks summer assistance The Volunteer Center of Monmouth County needs volunteers for a county social-services agency to assist a family with 3-year-old triplets born with developmental delays. Volunteers are requested to assist the family two to three hours per week. A Shrewsbury area association that assists the physically challenged needs volunteers …

Free vision screenings to be offered July 19-21

J.C. Penney Optical, Monmouth Mall, Eatontown, will offer free vision screenings July 19-21 from 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. The optical center is on the upper level of J.C. Penney near the furniture department. For more information, call (732) 544-8085.

West Long Branch library to hold artist’s reception

The West Long Branch Library, 75 Poplar Ave., will hold an opening reception for Elberon artist Sue Sherrill on July 13 from 7-9 p.m. Sherrill’s watercolors will be exhibited at the library during July and August. Her paintings depict a variety of children’s activities. For more information, call the library at (732) 222-5993.