Brick Hospital Assoc. donates defibrillators

Brick Hospital Assoc. donates defibrillators

The Brick Hospital Association recently donated two automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to the Ambulatory Care Center and the security desk at the Medical Center of Ocean County, Brick.

According to the American Heart Association, approximately 350,000 Americans die each year from sudden cardiac arrest. Sudden cardiac arrest can strike anyone at anytime and many victims have no warning signs. "We were pleased to donate something so important to the hospital," said Harvey Langer, president, Brick Hospital Association. "The association is here to help make a difference in people’s lives."

As part of the initiative all maintenance and security staff at the hospital have been trained to use the AED.

"Our maintenance and security staff are usually the first ones on the scene when something happens, so it made sense to train them first," said Mickey Coles, R.N., AED trainer. "This is just another opportunity for us to better serve the community."

Annual tree-lighting

ceremony slated

Brick Township’s annual tree-lighting ceremony will take place on Nov. 30 at 5 p.m. at Windward Beach. Local bands will offer live music for the event. All are welcome to attend and join in the singing of Christmas songs. Santa Claus will make an appearance as well.

For more information, call (732) 262-1075.

Operatic soprano to

perform at Civic Center

Among the upcoming events to be presented at the Brick Township Civic Center on Chambers Bridge Road will be a concert by Cristina Fontanelli on Nov. 7.

According to a review by Marion Fratti, the Tony award-winning playwright, Fontanelli is both "elegant and vivacious — a young Callas." She has performed at the White House, Gracie Mansion, and Drumthwacket, the governor’s mansion, in Princeton.

For more information, call (732) 262-1006.

Palm Pilot training session offered in Brick

Palm Pilot training
session offered in Brick

Larry Bailin, CEO of Single Throw, will present a training session on the use of Palm Pilots. This session is open to new users, residents thinking about ditching their old planners and even people who already have experience with Palm Pilots. This program is co-sponsored by the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce and Single Throw of Brick.

Attendees will learn about the business and personal benefits of palm computing and how having a PDA (personal digital assistant) helps with time management, organization, scheduling, contact management and much more.

The Palm Pilot training will be held Nov. 14 at Single Throw’s office at 445 Brick Blvd., Suite 208, Brick (near LoneStar Steakhouse). A continental breakfast will be available. Cost is $20 for chamber members.

For more information and time of meeting, call Pam at the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce at (732) 363-0012.

Historical society offers overview of Lakewood

The Brick Historical Society will meet on Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Herbertsville firehouse, Herbertsville Road. Professor Benjamin Pulcrano of Georgian Court College, Lakewood, will present a program on the history of Lakewood. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call (732) 785-2500.

Film on New Zealand offered at library

The Brick Branch of the Ocean County Library will offer a film presentation titled "New Zealand, Land of the Kiwis: Part I," with Neil Moran, on Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. To preregister, call (732) 477-4513.

Gift auction to benefit handicapped children

Howell Elks Lodge No. 2515 will host a gift auction on Nov. 16 at the lodge, located at 84 Ramtown-Greenville Road, Howell. Proceeds will benefit handicapped children. Doors will open at noon and a luncheon will be served. Admission will be $5.

For information or directions, call (732) 458-2515.