Please forgive the brevity of this Message. It’s been a busy few weeks.
First, of course, a huge THANK YOU to all our volunteers, employees, committees, sponsors, our volunteer emergency services and many others for making our 100th Birthday Celebration a huge success.
It started with a parade under blue skies, segued to drenching rain and thunderstorms for an hour, and then to a sunny, beautiful several hours of fun, food, music and games, culminating in one of the longest fireworks displays I’ve ever seen.
If you see Councilwoman Stephanie Brannagan, who spearheaded this effort, or any of the members of her sprawling team, please thank them for a job well done.
One nice outgrowth of the celebration: the Little Silver Endowment Fund has a bit of money in the bank to kick off its efforts to fund borough projects that might otherwise not get done.
For a hundred years, we’ve indeed been fortunate, and have lots to be thankful for. On to the next hundred years!
Next, from last year’s Message: flags are sprouting everywhere and Independence Day is right around the corner - celebrations and summer fun will rule the day. But the Borough wants everyone to be safe, and to be courteous to your neighbors.
As our police chief, Paul Halpin, will tell you, if the fireworks you’ve got aren’t the type you can purchase legally in local stores, they’re likely outlawed.
So as we celebrate our great heritage, please heed the annual advice of the LSPD: be courteous and respectful of your neighbors and their pets; be alert to the danger of brush fires; guard against injury to yourself and others; and be prepared to be charged if caught with illegal fireworks.
In short: have a happy and safe Fourth of July!
You know it’s June when social media and our schools fill with news of graduates. Our fourth graders have ‘moved up,’ our eighth graders and high school seniorshave graduated, and our college graduates are celebrating well-earned degrees.
At RBR, it was a privilege to present Paige Kelly with a resolution honoring her accomplishment as the graduate from Little Silver with the highest grade point average. She’s off to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the fall, and we’re guessing that playing lacrosse is on her list of things to do.
These students all spent two years of their educations under the strictures of a pandemic, so we extend to them a special congratulations for their resilience and perseverance, and wish them all the best for the future.
As we move forward into some hot summer days, please remember our air-conditioned, wifi-ready Little Silver Library, and its great reading-ready patio. Stop in to check out its many offerings.
Likewise, please remember that the Parker Homestead is open on Sunday afternoons for tours or just a visit. Learn about this historic treasure dating to 1665.
Or take a walk on our many trails, and keep an eye out for the birds, wildlife and plantlife unique to our area.
And don’t forget upcoming special events – a concert by The Wag on August 24 behind Borough Hall at 7 p.m., and National Night out on August 1, between 6 and 9 p.m. behind Borough Hall. Details on both events are elsewhere in this newsletter.
And last, our regular but important reminders:
First, if you haven’t done so already, please sign up for our Two River Alert (Code Red) program.This is the best way to get critically important borough information, especially in an emergency, and particularly if the website is not accessible.
If you are already signed up, please check to make sure your contact information is up to date.To do so, go to littlesilver.org, and click on Emergency Services at the top of the page, and then click on Two River Alert – Code Red Emergency Notifications, or click on Code Red on the left side of the home page. You can also call (866) 939-0911 for assistance.
Second, please do NOT put grass clippings out at the curb. They will not be picked up. Make your own arrangements to dispose of them, or simply don’t collect them.
And lastly, wherever you may walk your dog, please pick up its waste. Failure to do so may result in a summons. It’s basic courtesy.
On behalf of the Borough Council, we wish you the best that the Two River area has to offer. As always, please call borough hall with any concerns,or contact me directly by callingmy home phone at (732) 576-8595, or emailing me at email@example.com.