Guild of Creative Art slates all-member show

The Guild of Creative Art in Shrewsbury, is holding an all-member show through Dec. 31.

The Guild, Monmouth County’s oldest cooperative gallery for artists, is located at 620 Broad St., opposite The Grove. For more information, call the Guild at (732) 741-1441, Monday through Saturday, noon to 4:30 p.m., and Tuesdays 7-9 p.m.

‘A Day with Girl Scouts’ at Monmouth Mall

The Monmouth Council of Girl Scouts, Farmingdale, will hold "A Day With Girl Scouts" for girls ages 5-12 Dec. 14 at Monmouth Mall, Eatontown. Girls do not have to be a current Scout. The cost is $7; for registered Girl Scouts the cost is $5.

The event will consist of supervised sessions of Girl Scout programming, and activities including arts and crafts, games, stories, Scout exhibits. and more. Four sessions are available: 10 a.m.-noon, noon-2 p.m., 2-4 p.m., and 4-6 p.m. Girls may register for more than one session.

For more information, call Debbie Edick at the Council at (732) 938-5454, ext. 56.

Insurance counseling offered by SHIP

SCAN Learning Center, Monmouth Mall, Eatontown, the Eastern Branch of the Monmouth County Library, 1001 Route 35, Shrewsbury, will provide free, objective confidential counseling and help with Medicare/Medigap for local seniors.

The assistance is provided by the Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP). For an appointment with a SHIP counselor, call the learning center at (732) 542-1326 or the library at (732) 842-5995.

Volunteers needed

for ‘Super Sunday’

The Jewish Federation of Greater Monmouth County, Deal, is now recruiting volunteers and sponsors for its annual "Super Sunday" campaign Feb. 2. The telethon will be co-chaired by David Chalnick, Oakhurst section of Long Branch, and Evan Gartenberg, Elberon section of Long Branch.

Local committee members are Albert Bloomfield, Todd Katz, Sylvan Goldwert, Richard Krupnick, Cheryl Markbreiter and Andy Krantz, Ocean; Irv Dayan and Robert Farber, West Long Branch; and Wendy Marks, Holmdel.

For more information, call Danna at (732) 531-6200.

Salvation Army begins ‘Inspire an Angel’

The Salvation Army has announced it has teamed up with Health Communications Inc., and Verizon SuperPages as corporate pages, and will offer the book Chicken Soup for the Soul Christmas Treasury for Kids. Health Communications is the publisher of Chicken Soup for the Soul books.

The trio has created an "Inspire an Angel" campaign to promote the book, with partial proceeds of the book donated to the Salvation Army "Angel Tree" program. The books contain 25 Christmas stories and are now in bookstores.

For more information, call Tricia at (908) 851-8227.

Local vets to be inducted into new Rutgers society

Several area Rutgers alumni and veterans of World War II have been inducted into the Rutgers Living History Society, a new honor society at Rutgers University, New Brunswick.

The charter members are all alumni of Rutgers University or Douglass College, and were formally inducted into the society at its first meeting on Dec. 7.

The local veterans are Albert Goldstein, Eatontown, class of 1951; The Hon. Lawrence C. Stamelman, Elberon section of Long Branch, class of 1949; Stanley C. Zybort, Little Silver, class of 1951; Victor J. Campi, Little Silver, class of 1942; and Morton H. Burke, Oakhurst section of Ocean Township, class of 1945.

Also, Lt. Col. Ronald L. Ledwitz, Oakhurst, class of 1955; Walter H. Lohmann Sr., Red Bank, class of 1949; Richard K. deSante, class of 1943, and Robert I. Owen, class of 1941, both of West Long Branch; and Mary Hance Owen, class of 1941 at New Jersey College of Women (now Douglass College).

Winners of Navesink Challenge announced

The Jersey Shore Running Club held its annual Navesink Challenge 15K road race recently to benefit the Middletown Youth Athletic Association. Awards were presented to the top five men and women in 15K and 5K distances.

First-place winner in the women’s 15K race was Dorian Meyer, 42, Rumson, with a time of 61:32:2. Placing second was Lynann Lorenz Apalachin, 23, New York, at 64:9. Third place went to Gina Sullivan, 41, Rumson at a time of 67:30:4. Ann O’Dowd, 40, Colts Neck, took fourth place at 69:44; and fifth place went to Dawn Ciccone, 47, Highlands, with a time of 70:22.

First-place finisher in the men’s 15K was Elias DeOliveira, 32, Long Branch, with a time of 53:10. Gerard Pearlberg, 39, Brielle, finished second at 56:59; and Dan Stafford, 27, Howell, came in third at 57:38. Fourth place finisher was Matt McCormick, 26, Fanwood, at 59:10; and John Hooper, 45, Mount Holly, placed fifth at 61:17.

Winner in the 5K women’s race was Bronawyn O’Leary, 27, Cliffwood Beach section of Aberdeen, with a time of 20:41. Bernadette Gatto, 25, Middletown, finished second at 23:4; and third place went to Bethany Hagan, 24, Morganville, with a time of 23:47. Lisa Lewis, 44, Rumson, captured fourth place at 24:45, and Melanie Armstrong, 25, Atlantic Highlands, came in fifth at 26:0.

The men’s 5K was won by Mitchell Slater, 17, Cliffwood Beach, with a time of 17:17. Placing second was Dan Petty, 16, Pennington, with a time of 18:09. Kenneth Vercammen, 43, North Brunswick, came in third at 18:30; while fourth place went to Christopher King, 15, Orange, at 19:18. Fifth-place finisher was Chris Wilcox, 43, Wall, with a time of 20:15.