Bayshore Resource Center Official Grand Opening

Bayshore ResourceOn Saturday, June 7, 2014 – 10AM to 2PM – the Bayshore Resource Center will have its Grand Opening.  The celebration will feature door-prizes, visits by dignitaries, food and refreshments.  The general public and partner organizations are encouraged to visit and test the one-stop approach to addressing Sandy recovery needs.

The mission of the Bayshore Resource Center (BRC) is to act as a one-stop center capable of assessing and addressing the needs of the under-served and vulnerable residents of the Borough of Highlands and nearby communities for disaster case management, advocacy and assistance, and reconstruction.  With partner organizations we will have access to mental health professionals and financial counselors to assist those in the community needing those services. Space will be available in the BRC to collaborative partners, who will be encouraged to designate personnel who will be on-site at the BRC during specific times during the week or month, or on a full time basis, as appropriate.

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Tough Times don’t last Tough Highlanders do ~ If I could actually sing..

Back in 2012 she was 46…. She lived by the sea, had flood in-surance ….rationed out drywall and limited ICC

and believed.tough times don’t last ,,,but tough Highlander’s do…

Those talking heads on CNN said Jersey won’t get out of the Sandy Hole we’re in … and there is a bunch of empty houses in all our Sandy  towns..(esp UB, Highlands, & Sea Bright) This just in from Highlands “Tough Times don’t last… Tough Highlanders do..”

Tough Highlanders pull themselves by their clam boot straps..when they’ are hit hard by Sandy type hurricanes and they stay strong and they keep fighting like they don’t how to loose… Tough times don’t last… tough people do…

When you’re fighting the insurance companies… the town, RREM, and your contractors… Its alright.. pull up your bootstraps and square off.   “tough times don’t last… tough highlanders do…”

Doesn’t matter how long you lived here.. doesn’t matter you’re not on Fire Dept.. “tough Times don’t last.. Tough Highlanders do..”  – We got this..



June is Bulk Pick up Month in Highlands

06/06/2014 through 06/27/2014
Bulk will be picked up by Zone during the month of June on Fridays. Zone 1 will be June 6th; Zone 2 will be June 13th; Zone 3 will be June 20th; and Zone 4 will be June 27th. Four large items or the equivalent of 4 cans can be collected. NO CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL OR VEHICLE PARTS WILL BE PICKED UP. Please have your Bulk out the night before pickup. Check the website if you are unsure of your zone.

Free Harbor Tours Sunday June 1

marinerCapt. Dan and the crew of Classic Boat Rides are having their very first annual open house.  They will offer FREE 45 minute Harbor / Bay tours this Sunday June 1stThe MARINER will depart at the top of each hour.  First come first served. Reservations not required.  Call Capt. Dan for more info 732-337-9292.  Sailing from Atlantic Highlands Harbor.  Franks Pier. 

Miller Beach Closes at Dusk

miller beach signIf you’ve been to the end of Miller Street, you have noticed the big sign taking up a few spots in the beach parking lot.


I guess they borrowed the sign in front of the old borough hall and moved it to the Miller beach parking lot as an attempt to thwart bar goers to continue their festivities on the beach.

As the song goes, “You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here.”

Sea Gull’s Nest Not To Reopen

seagulls nest sunset The Sea Gull’s Nest a popular outdoor restaurant famous for its sunset views on Sandy Hook, will not reopen, according to Daphne Yun, a spokeswoman for Gateway National Recreation Area. “the lease for the popular Seagull’s Nest restaurant has not been renewed. Seagull’s Nest will not reopen,” although she could not say whether it will be demolished.

Who is the WORST bar Neighbor?

Every summer there are complaints from residents that live close to certain bars about noise, loud patrons, drunken foolishness… Who is the worst bar to live next to in the summer months?

AH Food & Art Festival

The “Eats & Arts” Festival, sponsored by the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council, is intended to create a broad array of art experiences, nurture the development of diverse art forms, and encourage the expanding strength of cultural life in Atlantic Highlands, while providing community interaction.

Tickets are $40 and will be available online at on April 21; tickets are limited. Participating restaurants and galleries are: AJ Dillon, Christine’s, Copper Canyon, Harborside, Hudson Café, Kunya Siam Thai, Memphis Pig Out, Second Story Art Gallery, Town & Surf Diner and the new restaurant opening on First Avenue.

When: Sunday, June 1, 2014 from 1-4pm,

Each restaurant will introduce its chef and offer guests tastes of a favorite and popular menu item(s) from its restaurant, while featuring several local artists and live artist demonstrations. The local galleries will also be participating in this “artistic” afternoon by offering food, beverages and a tour of its gallery.

Why You May Want to Set Your Alarm for 3 AM Saturday

Chart via Experts are predicting we may be in for quite a show: a brand spanking new meteor shower that will peak on the evening of Friday, May 23, 2014.

The peak night of the shower is predicted for May 23-24, 2014. Models suggest that the best viewing hours are between 2 and 4 a.m. EDT.

The meteors will radiate from the constellation Camelopardalis, a very obscure northern constellation.

If its raining and you still want to see it, you can look online: Virtual Telescope Project

If you can go outside, look up toward the Northern sky and if you have a decent camera, you might be able to  get some fun pictures of the event.


Operation Hope Offering Financial Advice at Bayshore Resource Center

operation HopeWhen?  Friday, May 23 from 2-5PM.

Where? Bayshore Resource Center in Highlands. Which is located at 426 Route 36 (426 Navesink Avenue) at the intersection of Route 36 and Linden Avenue. It is located in the same building as Bahr’s Real Estate.

Operation Hope, a financial literacy organization that offers banking services to the under-served, will be on-hand for Operation Hope administers Project Restore HOPE: Hurricane Sandy which provides long-term financial guidance and recovery services to small businesses, families and individuals affected by Superstorm Sandy.

Those who cannot attend are encouraged to contact Operation Hope at 732-451-2068 to speak to an associate about receiving assistance.


Goats Are Back At Sandy Hook

goats sandy hookFor the second year in a row, the poison ivy goats are back at Sandy Hook tackling the poison ivy issues.

Summer visitors can see the workers around some of the tourist areas.

As much as you’d like to pet them, (and they are friendly) you’d better refrain as their coats are full of poison ivy oils and are very contagious.


Insurance Companies Holding Local Municipalities Responsible for failing to prepare for flooding

Good Night Irene 013 - Copy According to May’s Christian Monitor,

“Farmers Insurance filed class action lawsuit last month against nearly 200 communities in the Chicago area for failing to prepare for flooding. The suits argue towns should have known climate change would produce more flooding.”

The premise being that insurance companies want to push cities to invest in prevention as a way to avoid future lawsuits and ultimately future payouts to policy holders.

What do you think ?

Ocean Fun & Coastal Defense Day at Sandy Hook

sandy hook batteryWhen:  May 18th (11 am – 3 pm)

Sea Grant will have many ocean related children’s activities & crafts while park rangers along with Volunteers-in-Parks (VIPs) will conduct tours of the Mortar, Gunnison, and Potter gun batteries found throughout the fort grounds. The Nike Radar Site (Lot L) will also have Army veterans as visitor guides. ~cw

FYI – the Rutgers Studio Study as presented to Highlands


Rutgers Study High Level…

Originally posted on dougcard4highlands:

this that Chris Francy went back in the classroom and worked closely with students in supplying data and information about Highlands for a Rutgers Planning course. Thank you Chris for getting us such a professional insight for Highlands.

The class project and recommendations from the Rutgers Studio Study was presented to Highlands last night as the last phase of the course. The students also worked off the results of an online survey answered by about 108 Highlands residents. The Rutgers presentation was fascinating and interesting.  Professor Carlos Rodríguez, Professional Planner, ran the course and the students (seeking Masters credit) presented their vision of a specific waterfront area of Highlands – which they called from “Valley to Vets”.

The objective was to maximize our very underutilized access to the waterfront, as well as to plan and accommodate for a population capacity that could sustain our town and our businesses.  It introduced new areas of market driven…

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Gas Leak in Highlands

snug harbor According to MC PD/FD & EMS  Construction workers hit a gas pipe at 9 Snug Harbor in Highlands, NJNG had secured the line by 1:30 pm.

Oh, and speaking of NJNG, they have this nifty Blanket Permit Program, whereas Municipalities who participate in it can now access the current proposed work schedule online. NJNG currently partners with several municipalities on this program which reduces the administrative work required for processing permits and provides more timely information.
Click here to view NJNG’s Pending Work Schedule. (Updated 05/07/2014)

Oh yeah, Highlands doesn’t participate. (Nevermind)

Who Ya Going to Call?? – in Highlands

Ok, I think we all know there is an election on Tuesday. What is influencing your decision?


Scammers hitting Sandy Survivors

In recent days, a number of participants in Sandy recovery programs have reported that they were visited at their homes by people who claimed to be part of the program and who requested access to their homes.  Other program participants reported receiving visits to their homes, telephone calls and emails from people who claimed to be part of the program and who asked for money transfers or personal financial data.
There are a number of simple precautions you can take to stop these Sandy scams and avoid becoming a victim of fraud.
·         There are no fees to enroll or participate in any Sandy recovery program administered by the State of New Jersey. Therefore, never give money to anyone in person at your home or over the phone or by electronic transfer regarding your participation in a Sandy recovery program. Any questions, contact your Housing Recovery Center or your Housing Advisor. 
·         Anyone visiting your home to conduct an inspection will have proper company photo ID. Therefore, demand the person visiting your home show his or her photo ID.
·         If you have any doubts or questions about the legitimacy of anyone who comes to your home claiming to be part of the Sandy Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation, Mitigation (RREM) Program, you can call the following Sandy hotlines:
o   If your program manager is CBI-Shaw, call 1-855-287-7736 to identify who is scheduled to inspect your home.
o   If your program manager is Gilbane, call 1-609-671-4300 to identify who is scheduled to inspect your home.
If you do not know who your program manager is, please contact your Housing Recovery Center or your Housing Advisor.  If you have not yet been assigned a housing advisor or a program manager, or if you have any questions, please contact the Sandy call center at 1-800-SandyHM (1-800-726-3946).
To report suspected fraud in any Sandy recovery program administered by the State of New Jersey, call the Sandy Fraud Hotline at 1-855-Sandy39 (1-855-726-3939).