FRANK GALIPO Sam Eisenstdat, Middletown, played basketball at Victory Park in Rumson on a balmy Sunday, Dec. 13.

Arc celebrates 30 years of matching clients to jobs

By KENNY WALTER Staff Writer TINTON FALLS — For 30 years, the Arc of Monmouth County’s Employment Services has helped individuals with disabilities to find gainful employment. Thea Strong, the director of employment services, said the organization recently eclipsed the anniversary in October and formally celebrated the achievement earlier this month. She said over the …

Decline in horseshoe crabs concerns Bayshore council

By MICHAEL NUNES Staff Writer KEYPORT — This year has seen a sharp decrease in horseshoe crabs monitored at five area beaches, according to the Joseph Reynolds of the Bayshore Regional Watershed Council. “We found out that the horseshoe crab population is declining, and primarily female crabs are declining,” said Reynolds, who is the co-chair …

A Christmas Carol

TOP PICK PHOTO COURTESY OF PLAYHOUSE 22 Playhouse 22 presents its 20th annual production of Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” 8 p.m. Fridays, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 20 at the East Brunswick Community Arts Center, 721 Cranbury Road. Fred Dennehy returns as Ebenezer Scrooge. The rest of the …


FRANK GALIPO Kathleen Bayer (left), T.J. Foderaro and Sammie, a four-month-old Yellow Lab, play on the beach at Victory Park in Rumson on a warm Sunday, Dec. 13.

Santaland Diaries

TOP PICK With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness, proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. Perhaps, his most …


STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER ERIC SUCAR Rumson-Fair Haven High School’s Max Pfrang (55) and his Bulldog teammates celebrate their NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group III title on Dec. 5. The Bulldogs beat previously undefeated Red Bank Regional at Rutgers University’s Highpoint Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, 21-0. It was RFH’s third straight championship.