County of Monmouth

For Immediate Release:

November 5, 2015


County Clerk announces November events
at the County Connection

County Connection offers free seminars and programs all month


NEPTUNE, NJ – The County Connection will host informative programs for residents during the month of November, covering gardening and preserving family photos.
On Thursday, Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., learn about the types of succulents, the best conditions for growing succulents and how to grow them both indoors and outdoors from the Monmouth County Master Gardeners.

Monmouth County Archivist Gary Saretzky will provide guidance on how to extend the life of your family photographs and ensure their safety for the enjoyment of future generations on Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The lecture will also discuss using technology to edit digital photographs, and examples of how old photography can be enhanced and restored every after it’s been digitalized.

“I encourage residents to take advantage of some of the great services provided at the County Connection,” said Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon. “In addition to great workshops, the County Connection offers passport services, free notary public and many other services all free of cost.”

The County Connection also offers the following recurring programs every month:

  • Meet with a Medicare Counselor every Wednesday by appointment.
  • Meet with a Monmouth County Surrogate representative on the first, third and fifth Thursdays by appointment.

All programs are free and open to all Monmouth County residents, but registration is required. To register, please call 732-303-2828. 

The Monmouth County Connection is located in the strip mall at 3544 State Highway 66 in Neptune, adjacent to the Home Depot and across the street from Walmart. The office offers a variety of services including passport processing, passport photos, free notary public, veterans’ IDs, election/voter information, senior and veterans’ services, public access computers and more.

The office is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The County Connection will be closed Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day as well as Nov. 26 and 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The County Connection is under the direction of County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon and is supported by the Board of Chosen Freeholders.

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