LINCROFT: FIVE DAYS OF DEALS

New 2 YouBrookdale Community College hosts the semi-annual New 2 You Kids Consignment Sale, running for five days starting Tuesday.

Its spacious floor and wraparound walkways have served as the setting for numerous indoor sporting events, major concerts and appearances by the likes of Maya Angelou. Starting Tuesday, the Robert J. Collins Arena on the Lincroft campus of Brookdale Community College becomes a bargain basement.

Continuing for five days through March 19, the twice-yearly New 2 You Kids Consignment Sale sets up shop, creating a strolling/rolling bazaar of clothing and accessory items for children and teens, housewares and more.

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RED BANK: A BRIDGE TO YOUR INNER WRITER

Laura McCulloughBrookdale professor and poet Laura McCullough advises aspiring authors on getting published in the first in a new series of seminars presented by Project Write Now.

While it wasn’t the sort of Grand Opening extravaganza that’s usually accompanied by rented spotlights, a DJ booth and an air-powered dancing “Tube Dude,” the recent relocation of Project Write Now to a larger studio space in Red Bank back in December made a decidedly civilized splash of its own.

All over town, a collection of local people — including Mayor Pasquale Menna, who artfully ambushed a lunchtime crowd at Robinson’s Ale House with a reading from Rudyard Kipling — took part in a promotion that found them sharing favorite poems and inspirational words with their community neighbors.

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