COUNTY CREATES SPECIAL-NEEDS DATABASE

sb sign 033016Sea Bright is among the towns that have already established voluntary registries for residents with special needs. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

Press release Wednesday by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s office:

A comprehensive and voluntary program dedicated to serving citizens with special needs was launched today.

Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni was joined by Sheriff Shaun Golden and the Monmouth County Chiefs of Police to introduce the Monmouth County Special Needs Registry.

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FRAGILE MONARCHS HEAD SOUTH

monarchs2-081510The release gave children, including the young girl below, a chance to see the butterflies up close. (Photos by Peter Lindner. Click to enlarge)

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Sickles Market in Little Silver held its annual peach festival and butterfly release Saturday, giving about 100 Monarch and Painted Lady butterflies their freedom.

The Mental Health Association of Monmouth County provided 20 Monarchs as a symbol of hope, transformation and liberation for their metamorphosis from egg to caterpillar to pupa and, finally, adult.

The Monarchs now head south to Mexico. Learn more about their migration here.