Students, staff, Alumnae Association collected items for storm victims.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Oak Knoll School students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumnae/i all participated in Hurricane Sandy outreach projects to aid those in need after the unprecedented storm hit the tri-state area this fall. Hurricane Sandy devastated much of the Jersey Shore and nearby Staten Island on Oct. 29 when it made landfall as a post-tropical cyclone. The storm, exacerbated by higher tides from a full moon, caused massive destruction, leaving many New Jerseyeans without homes this winter. Catherine Bonner, Class of 2014 organized a coat drive for the Jersey Shore residents and personally delivered 215 coats and another 25 shoes, scarves, hats, and gloves to Monmouth Beach Borough Hall on Dec. 15. Coats were available to residents for pickup from 1 …
The storm of the century ruined their homes and forced many to vote elsewhere, and even out of town. But it didn't keep too many people away from the polls
At the Jersey Shore, the Election Day routines were always simple; perhaps just a little bit hectic: Mothers and fathers dropped the kids off at school, went to work and, somehow, tried to fit voting in between. For years, and well into the 1990s, they went to their schools and recreation centers in Point Boro, Long Branch, Brick and elsewhere to pick candidates, using the old-fashioned machines with the tiny pull-down levers. The lever they usually pulled, just about two-thirds of the time, was for Republicans, right on down the line. The whole thing felt so hectic then, trying to squeeze in a short visit to the rec center and not be late for work. But it all seems so easy now, because there was nothing routine about this past week, a …