Friday, January 16, 2015

News and Events 1-16-15



Dear Friend or Friend to be,

Well winter is here and so is stay home and cuddle in front of the TV time! Now if I only had someone to cuddle with.... Oh well I guess I need to keep going OUT until I find someone to stay IN with! LOL
I gotta say though we did have a very nice time at The Skylark Diner on wed night not only did they give us a nice spread of nibbles but they gave everyone a free drink ticket to use on Friday nights when they have the DJ from 9 till 1am. Go check it out!

With Love and in the Light, Cassie

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Deals of the week:
$5 foot spa
$12 fry daddy
$25 for 32 pieces boys clothes sz 3-18 months


Good Articles: 
Why you Should not Idle you Car on Cold mornings.
Tackling Winter Allergies 
Reasons why People stay Single

Upcoming events of interest:
Fri 1/16  Dancing @ Sklark in Edison

Sat 1/17  That Band at the Blue Rock
Sun 1/18  Reiki Share
Mon 1/19 Reiki Master level course
Mon 1/19 Blood Drive in Keyport 2-8pm 
Tue 1/20  $5.50 Movie Night- The Wedding Ringer
Sun 1/25  Heal Your Heart Workshop
Sat 1/31  Afternoon of Tarot Card Readings 
Sat 1/31 Comedy Fund Raiser on Staten Island 
Sat 1/31 Princeton Dance Party with Tango Instruction
Tue 2/3  Teliseminar: Become the Chooser 
Thu 2/12 Singles Support Group
Sat 2/14  Valentine's Day Bayview Drinks, Dinner, Dancing
Sun 2/15  Love Doodle Psychic Readings
Sun 2/15 Ocean Place for Brunch
Sat 2/21 Comedy Night with Susan Golden @ Mara's 
Sat 2/21  Brew Fest in Morristown
Sun 5/24  Keyport Memorial Day Parade



We have had lots of fun over the years having events at  this place and now they need our help:
Please consider making a donation to the Freehold American Legion Post 54 fundraiser and please share this link with your friends and family.
Throughout the country American Legion posts are being forced to close their doors forever because of the cost of keeping buildings open. We DO NOT want to join that list. If we receive an average of only one dollar from everyone who reads this, we will reach our goal. As a native Freehold singer and songwriter once wrote: "From small things, mama, big things one day come."
The reasons why we have to make this request are on the GoFundMe link, but I want everyone to know that every dollar we receive will go towards the maintenance and upkeep of the American Legion building in Freehold, New Jersey.
The reason why we are able to live in freedom today is because of the sacrifices made by our past veterans and present members of the United States military. The American Legion is an organization that serves these veterans as well as the community in which we live. Post 54 is almost 100 years old and through your help it will survive to serve the Freehold community and the veterans of tomorrow.
Thank you very much for your help!
COPY, PASTE & SHARE: http://www.gofundme.com/jpy144


HELP FIGHT FEE INCREASES AT SANDY HOOK!

 Yo Peeps I need your help!  They are trying to raise the fees at Sandy Hook AGAIN! It was raised to $15 two years ago and now they want to raise it to $20. (season passes would be $100) You can contact them and leave a comment
send your email to Fee_increase@nps.gov  they are taking comments from now until the vote time Jan 20th
This is my favorite place on earth and it saddens me I can usually only afford to go after 5pm in the summertime. I think if they need more money they should make another beach and add a bit more parking.
You can read the full article below and thanks for your help!

Love, Cassie

Home News Tribune 01/10/2015, Page A04   
Halt fee hikes at Sandy Hook

Here in the dead of winter, most New Jerseyans aren’t thinking about summertime trips to Sandy Hook. That might be what the National Park Service is counting on as it seeks to raise camping fees this summer, and parking fees in 2017.

It was just two years ago that the park service increased daily fees at Sandy Hook from $10 to $15 for most vehicles. And now it’s back, trying to pry more cash from visitors’ wallets by increasing the cost of parking to $20. Season passes would jump from $75 to $100 in 2017, under the plan. Camping fees would increase from $20 to $30 this coming Memorial Day.

Not much has changed in two years, certainly not anything that would warrant the current proposed hikes. We opposed the previous increase, and we oppose this one even more strongly.

Time for the public to comment on these proposed increases is running out. Gateway National Recreation Area officials will accept comments from the public through Jan. 20 before making a final decision.

It should be noted that the National Park Service does not treat all units of Gateway equally. The parking fees for Riis Beach in Queens will rise from $10 to $15 per day. There should be a uniformity of parking fees throughout the recreation area. Obviously, the National Park Service should be able to charge something for the preservation and upkeep of the national treasure that is Sandy Hook. But an equally important goal is to ensure that Sandy Hook remains affordable for anyone who wants to visit, regardless of his or her economic status.

For many in New Jersey, the economic situation is still unsettled and many hard-working residents still must opt for inexpensive day trips close to home.

Sandy Hook must continue its mandate to provide environmentally sound recreational opportunities for those in the area it serves. It cannot fulfill that mission if it puts access to it beyond the reach of increasing numbers of residents.

On Monday, Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J., attended a public comment session to express his concern regarding the proposed fee increases. At his request, the park service agreed to hold the hearing at Sandy Hook, where New Jerseyans could voice their opinions regarding the proposed changes. He has called for the National Park Service to abandon the proposed fee increases, to review the Sandy Hook unit’s annual budget and to discuss other options to the fee hikes.

In January, summer seems a long way off, and the summer of 2017 seems like a mirage. But those days will be here before we know it.

The National Park Service should recognize what these fee increases would mean for families at the Jersey Shore and find other revenue streams to continue its various missions here in New Jersey.

Citizens need to join a chorus of voices opposing the increases.
To comment, send your email to Fee_increase@nps.gov, or write to Office of the Superintendent, Gateway National Recreation Area, ATTN: Proposed parking and camping fee increase, 210 New York Ave., Staten Island, NY 10305.