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PREVIOUS EVENTS 1999 - 2001

1999

DECEMBER 1999:

Saturday, December 4 

The Jolly Tar, 56 Bridge Avenue, Bay Head, (732) 892-0223

Time: 1:00 PM

Author Frank Finale read Christmas stories and poems from “To The Shore Once More” and sign books.

 

Sunday, December 5:

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Brick Plaza Shopping Center, Chambers Bridge Road at Brick Boulevard, Brick, (732) 255-6600

Time: 2:00 PM

Author Frank Finale read from “To The Shore Once More”and three featured artists, Theresa Troise Heidel, Dawn Hotaling, and Sheila Mickle were present displaying works that appear in the book as well as other works. All were available to sign books. This event (at our publishing company's local Barnes & Noble) was the largest event this year!

 

Thursday, December 9:

Brick Branch Of The Ocean County Library, 301 Chambers Bridge Road, Brick, (732) 477-4513

Time: 7:00 PM

Author Frank Finale signed books and met readers.

 

Saturday, December 11 (two signings at two locations!!):

The Historical Society Of Ocean Grove, 50 Pitman Avenue, Ocean Grove, (732) 774-1869

Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Author Frank Finale and featured artist, Theresa Troise Heidel, signed books and meet readers. Ms. Heidel displayed works that appear in the book as well as other works.

 

B. Dalton Booksellers, Monmouth Mall, Routes 35 & 36, Eatontown, (732) 542-8811

Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Author Frank Finale and featured artist, Theresa Troise Heidel, signed books and meet readers. Ms. Heidel displayed works that appear in the book as well as other works.

 

Sunday, December 12:

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Brick Plaza Shopping Center, Chambers Bridge Road at Brick Boulevard, Brick, (732) 255-6600

Time: 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Author Frank Finale signed books and met readers.

 

Thursday, December 16, 1999:

Bay Head Women's Republican Club Luncheon, White Sands Oceanfront Resort, Ocean Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach

Time: 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Author Frank Finale read from “To The Shore Once More”and signed books.

 

Saturday, December 18:

Town Books, 255 East Broad Street, Westfield, (908) 233-3535

Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Author Frank Finale and featured artist, Theresa Troise Heidel, signed books and met readers. Ms. Heidel displayed works that appear in the book as well as other works.

 

Mulberry Market, 73 Highway 34 South, Colts Neck, NJ 07722, (732) 683-0202

Time: please call for hours

Artist Muriel Rogers signed books, met readers, and displayed originals and prints at this fine craft and creative gift show.

 

Sunday, December 19:

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2103 Route 35, Holmdel, (732) 615-3933

Time: 2:00 PM

Author Frank Finale read from “To The Shore Once More”and featured artist, Dawn Hotaling, displayed works that appear in the book as well as other works. Both were available to sign books.

 

Thursday, December 23:

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Brick Plaza Shopping Center, Chambers Bridge Road at Brick Boulevard, Brick, (732) 255-6600

Time: 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Author Frank Finale signed books and met readers.

 

Friday, December 31:

First Night At Toms River

Ocean County Artists' Guild, Ocean and Chestnut Avenues, Island Heights, (732) 270-3111

Times: 7:00 to 7:30 PM and 9:00 to 9:30 PM

Author Frank Finale read into the millenium from “To The Shore Once More”and signed books.

 

 

NOVEMBER 1999:

 

Saturday, November 6:

Thistledown Gallery, 1405-1 Third Avenue, Spring Lake, (732) 974-0376 or (800) 480-0778

Time: 3:00 PM

Author Frank Finale and four featured artists, Virginia Perle, Sheila Mickle, Dawn Hotaling, and Muriel Rogers, signed books and met readers. The artists also displayed works that appear in the book as well as other works. Also featured were prints of works that appear in the book by four other artists: Sara Eyestone, Margaret Tourison Berndt, Dick LaBonte, and Theresa Troise Heidel. This event was the largest gathering of artists from the book so far this year!

 

Thursday, November 11 and Friday, November 12 (two signings at two locations spanning the state of New Jersey!!):

New Jersey Education Association Convention, New Atlantic City Convention Center in "Author's Alley," Hall C, Atlantic City.

For more information about "Author's Alley", please contact Stacey Williams at (609) 599-4561.

Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM both days

This convention was billed as "the largest educational event of its kind in the world." Author Frank Finale met readers and signed books at the Author's Alley in Hall C of the Convention Center. Later on Thursday, at 7:00 PM, Frank appeared in Toms River at the event below.

 

Thursday, November 11 (Veterans Day) 

Toms River Branch (Main Library) Of The Ocean County Library, Washington Street, Toms River, (732) 349-6200

Time: 7:00 PM

Author Frank Finale read from “To The Shore Once More”and featured artist, Virginia Perle, displayed works that appear in the book as well as other works. Both were available to sign books. Earlier in the day, Frank appeared in Atlantic City at the event above.

 

Saturday, November 20:

Oceanside Gallery, 1010 Main Street, Belmar, (732) 280-1010

Time: 3:00 PM

Author Frank Finale read from “To The Shore Once More”and featured artist, Theresa Troise Heidel, displayed works that appear in the book as well as other works. Both were available to sign books.

 

Monday, November 22:

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3981 Highway 9, Freehold, (732) 409-2929

Time: 7:30 PM

Author Frank Finale read from “To The Shore Once More”and featured artist, Muriel Rogers, displayed works that appear in the book as well as other works. Both were available to sign books.

 

 

OCTOBER 1999:

 

Saturday, October 9: Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Consumer Center, 310 Highway 36, West Long Branch, (732) 542-8868

Time: 2:00 PM

Author Frank Finale read from “To The Shore Once More”and featured artist, Dawn Hotaling, displayed works that appear in the book as well as other works. Both were available to sign books.

 

Wednesday, October 13:

Barron Arts Center, 582 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge, (732) 634-0413

Time: 8:00 PM

Author Frank Finale read from “To The Shore Once More”and signed books. Authors David Roskos and Rob Carnevale also read from their works.

 

Thursday, October 14:

Bay Head Yacht Club, Lake Avenue, Bay Head

Time: cocktails: 6:30 PM; dinner: 7:00 PM

At this "ladies night out" private function, author Frank Finale read from “To The Shore Once More”and signed books.

 

Saturday, October 16:

Toms River Branch (Main Library) Of The Ocean County Library, Washington Street, Toms River, (732) 349-6200

Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Author Frank Finale signed books and met readers as part of the 75th Anniversary Celebration Of The Ocean County Library.

 

 

SEPTEMBER 1999:

 

Friday, September 3:

Ocean County Artists' Guild, Ocean and Chestnut Avenues, Island Heights, (732) 270-3111

Time: 8:00 PM

Author Frank Finale read from “To The Shore Once More”and featured artists, Sheila Mickle, Dick LaBonté, and Ludlow Thorston, displayed works that appear in the book as well as other works. Frank Finale and Sheila Mickle were available to sign books.

 

Saturday, September 4

Main Street Gallery, 131 Main Street, Manasquan, (732) 223-1268

Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Author Frank Finale and featured artist Paula Kolojeski signed books and met readers. Also, Ms. Kolojeski displayed works that appear in the book as well as other works.

 

Saturday, September 18:

Point Pleasant Borough Branch Of The Ocean County Library, 834 Beaver Dam Road, Point Pleasant, (732) 295-1555

Time: 2:00 PM

Author Frank Finale read from “To The Shore Once More”and signed books.

 

Tuesday, September 21:

Toms River Regional School District Board Of Education Meeting, 54 Washington Street, Toms River (732) 505-5500

Time: 7:30 PM

Author Frank Finale was recognized by his peers and by the Toms River Regional School District Board Of Education for his book, “To The Shore Once More.” Frank said a few words and read the poem, "Elementary."

 

Saturday, September 25:

Café Improv, 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, (609) 924-8777

Sponsored by The Arts Council Of Princeton

Time: 9:00 PM to 12:00 PM with Frank reading from 9:40 PM to 9:50 PM

Author Frank Finale read for twenty minutes from "To The Shore Once More" on this live television broadcast. Princeton area residents tuned in on channel 30.

 

AUGUST 1999:

 

Sunday, August 15:

Anchor & Palette Gallery, 45 Mount Street, Bay Head, (732) 892-7776

Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Artist Dick LaBonté signed books and met readers.

 

Saturday, August 21:

The Jolly Tar, 56 Bridge Avenue, Bay Head, (732) 892-0223

Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Author Frank Finale signed books and met readers.

 

 

JULY 1999:

 

July 17: Frank read for "Sensations Magazine", Centennial Hall in the Newark Public Library, 5 Washington Street, Newark, NJ, 11:00 AM

 

 

JUNE 1999:

 

June 5: The Dealaman House on Havens Farm, Herbertsville Road, Brick, NJ, Cultural Arts Center, (732) 262- 1075; 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 

 

MAY 1999:

 

May 7: First Fridays at Diviana, Diviana Gift and Book Store, 1225 Sussex Turnpike, Randolph, NJ, (973) 895-2661; 8:00 PM

 

May 18: Frank read from the anthology "Sunlight on the Moon" (Carpenter Gothic Press, Island Heights) at

Ocean County Library, Toms River, NJ, 7:30 PM

 

APRIL 1999:

 

April 14: A Poetry Panel at Hopkins House, The Camden County Cultural & Heritage Commission, 250 South Park Drive, Haddon Township, NJ

 

April 22: Eighteenth Annual Writers' Conference, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ,

(609) 771-3254; Workshop: 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM; Reading: 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

  

  2000

DECEMBER 2000:

 

Saturday, December 9, 2000

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2103 Route 35, Holmdel, (732) 615-3933

Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM.

Author Frank Finale met readers and signed books.

 

NOVEMBER 2000:

 

Thursday, November 9, 2000

New Jersey Education Association Convention, New Atlantic City Convention Center in "Author's Alley," Hall C, Atlantic City. For more information about "Author's Alley", please contact Stacey Williams at (609) 599-4561.

Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

This convention is billed as "the largest educational event of its kind in the world." Author Frank Finale met readers and signed books at the Author's Alley in Hall C of the Convention Center.

 

Wednesday, November 15, 2000

Spring Lake Library, 1501 Main Street, Spring Lake, (732) 449-6654

Time: 7:00 PM

Author Frank Finale read from “To The Shore Once More," talked about its creation, and signed books.

 

OCTOBER 2000:

 

Sunday, October 22:

Bernardsville Library, Bernardsville, (908) 204-3031

Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Author Frank Finale read from “To The Shore Once More”and signed books. In addition, poet Jane B. Rawlings read from her works.

 

AUGUST 2000:

 

Saturday, August 5:

Favorite Things, 52 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove, (732) 774-0230

Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Author Frank Finale and featured artist, Theresa Troise Heidel, signed books and met readers. Ms. Heidel displayed works that appeared in the book as well as other works.

 

Sunday, August 13:

Kate & Company, 1100 Third Avenue, Spring Lake, (732) 449-1633

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Author Frank Finale signed books and met readers.

 

Wednesday, August 16:

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3981 Highway 9, Freehold, (732) 409-2929

Time: 7:30 PM

Author Frank Finale read from “To The Shore Once More”and signed books.

 

Saturday, August 19:

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Brick Plaza Shopping Center, Chambers Bridge Road at Brick Boulevard, Brick, (732) 255-6600

Time: 2:00 PM

Author Frank Finale read from “To The Shore Once More”and signed books.

 

Wednesday, August 23:

Jersey Shore history was discussed at the "Down Barnegat Bay: Sesquicentennial Symposium" at Point Pleasant Branch of Ocean County Library, 834 Beaver Dam Road, (732) 295-1555.

Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Author Robert Jahn presented a slide show and signed copies of his new 248 page hardbound edition of "Down Barnegat Bay: A Nor'easter Midnight Reader," recently released by Plexus Publishing.

   Several other regional authors were present to sign copies of their recent books, including: Mary Ware Birkhead, "Manasquan, Vol. II;" Howard P. Boyd, "A Field Guide to the Pine Barrens of New Jersey;" Patricia Burke, "Barnegat Bay Decoys;" Gene Donatiello, "Brick Township;" Frank Finale, "To The Shore Once More;" Pauline S. Miller, "Ocean County: Four Centuries in the Making;" Robert Peterson, "Patriots, Pirates and Pineys;" and Jerry Woolley, "Point Pleasant, Vol. III."

  Ocean County's Sesquicentennial celebration was featured in a panel discussion with representatives from regional cultural, historical and environmental organizations. Efforts to restore Island Beach State Park's 1899 U.S. Life Saving Station No. 14 were explored by Park Superintendent William C. Vibbert and Supervisor of State Historical Sites Paul Taylor.

   Captain John Lott Dorsett's 1880 "Historical Cabinet Made from Pieces of 26 Shipwrecks" was exhibited, along with nautical artifacts from private collections and antiquarian Jersey Coast maps donated by the late Arthur Johnson.

   "We're getting together to honor the Jersey Shore's maritime heritage and pay tribute to Ocean County's 150th anniversary," said the host, Robert Jahn.

   The symposium, part of the continuing "Travelling Through Time" cultural series produced by Robert Jahn at the library, was free and open to all.

   "This special program is a highlight of the "Time" series and the ongoing 75th anniversary of Ocean County Library," said Barbara Kaden, Head Librarian. "Advance registration was requested to reserve a seat," she added.

   For further information on the "Down Barnegat Bay: Sesquicentennial Symposium," please call the library.

JULY 2000:

Sunday, July 9:

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Brick Plaza Shopping Center, Chambers Bridge Road at Brick Boulevard, Brick, (732) 255-6600

Time: 2:00 PM

Author Frank Finale read from “To The Shore Once More”and signed books.

 

Thursday, July 20:

Ocean City Library, 1735 Simpson Avenue, Ocean City, (609) 399-2434

Time: 7:00 PM

Author Frank Finale read from “To The Shore Once More”and signed books.

 

Tuesday, July 25:

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2103 Route 35, Holmdel, (732) 615-3933

Time: 7:30 PM

Author Frank Finale read from “To The Shore Once More”and sign books.

 

JUNE 2000:

 

Saturday, June 3:

Jackson Festival Of The Arts, in the Main Meeting Room of the Old Municpal Building, 95 West Veterans Highway, Jackson Township, (732) 928-1200

Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM; Mr. Finale appears at 11:30 AM

Author Frank Finale signed books and met readers.

 

Saturday, June 10:

26th Annual Dover Township Founders' Day Parade - Ocean County 150 Years,

Downtown Toms River

Time: 9:00 AM

Author Frank Finale, recognized as a “Community Champion,” for his book “To The Shore Once More” and his participation as a Young Authors' Teacher, marched in this parade

 

Tuesday, June 13:

Three Beans Coffee House, Haddon Avenue, Haddonfield, (856) 354-2220

Time: 7:30 PM

Author Frank Finale read from “To The Shore Once More”and signed books. Also, poet Peter Murphy read from his works.

 

Saturday, June 24:

Great Pacific Frame Shoppe, 1004 Trenton Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, (732) 892-6207

Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Author Frank Finale signed books and met readers.

 

Tuesday, June 27:

Monmouth County Library Headquarters, 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan, (732) 431-7242

Time: 7:00 PM

Author Frank Finale read from “To The Shore Once More”and signed books.

 

Thursday, June 29:

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Brick Plaza Shopping Center, Chambers Bridge Road at Brick Boulevard, Brick, (732) 255-6600

Time: 7:00 PM

Author Frank Finale read from “To The Shore Once More”and signed books.

 

MAY 2000:

 

Saturday, May 20:

Barnegat Bay Festival at Berkeley Park, Bayville, (732) 244-9812

Author Frank Finale signed books and met readers.

 

APRIL 2000:

 

Saturday, April 1:

Rhody's, The Shoppers Wharf, 70-72 Bridge Avenue, Bay Head, (732) 295-4944 or (800) 30-Rhody

Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Author Frank Finale signed books and met readers.

 

Monday, April 10:

Long Beach Island Library, 217 Central Avenue, Surf City, (609) 494-2480

Time: 7:00 PM

Author Frank Finale spoke about what it's like to be a poet, where and how to send your poems, and what an editor looks for in submissions. He also read some of his poems as well as poems by other poets.

 

Thursday, April 27:

Summerville Assisted Living At Stafford, 1275 Route 72 West, Manahawkin, (609) 597-2500

Time: 6:30 PM

Author Frank Finale read from “To The Shore Once More”and signed books.

 

MARCH 2000:

 

Saturday, March 4:

21st Annual Young Authors' Conference

Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Brick Township High School, Chambersbridge Road, Brick, (732) 505-4554

At this event, sponsored by the Ocean County Reading Council, author Frank Finale gave two poetry workshops for children and signed books and met readers afterwards.

 

Saturday, March 11:

"The Sensational Poets Series" at Centennial Hall in The Newark Public Library, 5 Washington Street, 2nd floor, Newark. For more information, please call David Messineo at (201) 866-7189 ext. 3.

Time: 3:00 PM

Author Frank Finale read for "Sensations Magazine" and from “To The Shore Once More." An open reading followed.

 

FEBRUARY 2000:

 

Saturday, February 12:

Waldenbooks, Ocean County Mall, Hooper Avenue, Toms River, (732) 240-5808

Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Author Frank Finale signed books and met readers.

 

Tuesday, February 29:

Point Pleasant Beach Rotary, Wharfside Restaurant, Channel Drive, Point Pleasant Beach, for info call Jill Carhart at (732) 892-8200

Time: 6:15 to 7:30 PM

Author Frank Finale read from “To The Shore Once More”and signed books.

 

2001

DECEMBER 2001:

 

Sunday, December 1:

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2103 Route 35, Holmdel, (732) 615-3933

Time: 2:00 PM

Author Frank Finale met readers and signed books.

 

Sunday, December 2:

Waldenbooks, Ocean County Mall, Hooper Avenue, Toms River, (732) 240-5808

Time: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Author Frank Finale met readers and signed books.

 

Saturday, December 8:

Main Avenue Galleria, located in the Main Avenue House, 19 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove, (732) 988-1002

Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Author Frank Finale met readers and signed books.

 

Sunday, December 16:

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Brick Plaza Shopping Center, Chambers Bridge Road at Brick Boulevard, Brick, (732) 255-6600

Time 2:00 PM

Author Frank Finale read from "To The Shore Once More, Volume II," met readers, and signed books.

 

Saturday, December 22:

Barnes & Noble, Consumer Center, 310 Highway 36, West Long Branch, (732) 542 8868

Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Author Frank Finale met readers and signed books.

 

NOVEMBER 2001:

 

Thursday and Friday, November 8 & 9:

New Jersey Education Association Convention, New Atlantic City Convention Center in "Author's Alley" Atlantic City.

For more information about "Author's Alley," please contact Stacey Williams at (609) 599-4561.

Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

This convention is billed as "the largest educational event of its kind in the world." Author Frank Finale met readers and signed books.

 

Saturday, November 17:

B. Dalton Booksellers, Monmouth Mall, Routes 35 & 36, Eatontown, (732) 542-8811

Time: 1:00 PM

Author Frank Finale met readers and signed books.

 

Sunday, November 18:

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Brick Plaza Shopping Center, Chambers Bridge Road at Brick Boulevard, Brick, (732) 255-6600

Time 2:00 PM

Author Frank Finale read from "To The Shore Once More, Volume II," met readers, and signed books.

 

Sunday, November 25:

Open House at Barlow Flower Farm, 1014 Sea Girt Avenue, Sea Girt, (732) 449-9189

Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Author Frank Finale met readers and signed books.

 

OCTOBER 2001:

 

Saturday, October 20, 2001:

Flower Festival at Barlow Flower Farm, 1014 Sea Girt Avenue, Sea Girt, (732) 449-9189

Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Author Frank Finale read from "To The Shore Once More, Volume II" including a short essay and two short poems about Belmar and Spring Lake at 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, and 3:30 PM. Also featured were artists Virginia Perle, Muriel Rogers, and Sue Oliver who displayed works from the book as well as other works. All were available to meet readers and sign books.

 

SEPTEMBER 2001:

 

Tuesday, September 4, 2001

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1311 Nixon Drive, Eastgate Square, Moorestown, (856) 608-1622

Time: 7:00 PM

Author Frank Finale read from "To The Shore Once More, Volume II", met readers, and sign books.

 

Friday, September 21, 2001

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 200 Route 70 West (near Olga's Diner), Marlton, (856) 596-7058

Time: 8:00 PM

Author Frank Finale read from "To The Shore Once More, Volume II," met readers, and signed books

 

Saturday, September 22, 2001

Folk Arts Festival, Bayside Park, Route 35 South, Brick (732) 262-1088, Dept. Of Recreation, Bob Anstett

Time: 12:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Author Frank Finale joined some well known poets and musicians for an afternoon of music and poetry. He read from his popular books "To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II" and was available to sign books and meet readers during and after the event. Also appearing at the event was folk singer Larry Fix (at 12:30 PM), poet Betty Spinner, folk singer Spook Handy, and poet Charlie Mosler (at 2:00 PM). In addition, the public enjoyed the poetic and musical renderings of Kenneth Little Hawk, who has captivated audiences at Lincoln and Kennedy Centers. Also appearing was nationally recognized pop-folk artist Nancy Falkow, poet Joe Weil, and folk singer Diedre Flint.

 

Saturday & Sunday, September 29 & 30, 2001

The Ocean County Decoy & Hunting Show, in "Tip" Seaman County Park, Lakeside Drive, Tuckerton

Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Author Frank Finale met readers and signed books.

 

AUGUST 2001:

 

Saturday, August 4, 2001

B. Dalton Booksellers, Monmouth Mall, Routes 35 & 36, Eatontown, (732) 542-8811

Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Author Frank Finale met readers and signed books.

 

Friday, August 10, 2001

Jane Law's Long Beach Island Art Studios & Gallery

2001 Long Beach Blvd., Surf City, (609) 494-4232

Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Author Frank Finale read from "To The Shore Once More, Volume II" and featured artist Jane Law displayed works that appear in the book as well as other works. Both were available to meet readers and sign books. Refreshments were served.

 

Saturday, August 11, 2001

Tuckerton Seaport, Route 9, Tuckerton, (609) 886-4863

Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Author Frank Finale and featured artists Carla Coutts-Miners, Carol Freas, and Joyce Lawrence met readers and signed books. The artists displayed works that appear in the book as well as other works.

 

Wednesday , August 15, 2001:

Ocean City Library, 1735 Simpson Avenue, Ocean City, (609) 399-2434

Time: 7:00 PM

Author Frank Finale read from "To The Shore Once More, Volume II" and featured artist Robert A. Loder, Jr. displayed works that appear in the book as well as other works. Both were available to meet readers and sign books. In addition, several Ocean City poets—Karen Peluso, Clint Campbell, and Mark Soifer read from some of their works about Ocean City.

 

Saturday, August 18, 2001

Favorite Things, 52 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove, (732) 237-0776

Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Author Frank Finale and featured artist Theresa Troise Heidel met readers and signed books. Theresa Troise Heidel displayed works that appear in the book as well as other works.

 

Saturday, August 25, 2001

Gull Studios, in The Shoppers Wharf, 70-72 Bridge Avenue, Bay Head, (732) 892-3503

Time: 1:00 PM

Author Frank Finale and featured artists Robert Loder and Linda Hedjuk met readers and signed books.

 

JULY 2001:

 

Sunday, July 1, 2001:

Anchor & Palette Gallery, 45 Mount Street, Bay Head, (732) 892-7776

Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Author Frank Finale and featured artist Dick LaBonte met readers and signed books. Dick LaBonte displayed works that appeared in the book as well as other works.

 

Friday, July 6, 2001

Ocean County Artists' Guild, Ocean and Chestnut Avenue, Island Heights, (732) 237-3111

Author Frank Finale gave a workshop on poetry, read from "To The Shore Once More, Volume II," and signed books.

 

Saturday, July 7, 2001

Thistledown Gallery, 1405-1 Third Avenue, Spring Lake, (800) 480-0778

Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Author Frank Finale and eight featured artists—Donna Ayers, Symon Cowles, Anne Hayes, Sue T. Oliver, Virginia Perle, Muriel Rogers, Susan Walsh McLean, and Patty Niebling—met readers and signed books. This was one of the largest events for the book! The artists displayed works that appeared in the book as well as other works.

 

Thursday, July 12, 2001

Jenkinson's Aquarium Gift Shop, On The Boardwalk, Point Pleasant Beach, (732) 899-4460

Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Author Frank Finale met readers and signed books. A fireworks display was shown later in the evening.

 

Saturday, July 14, 2001

Waldenbooks, Ocean County Mall, Hooper Avenue, Toms River, (732) 240-5808

Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Author Frank Finale met readers and signed books.

 

Thursday, July 19, 2001

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 765 Route 17 South, Paramus, (201) 445-4589

Time: 8:00 PM

Author Frank Finale read from "To The Shore Once More, Volume II" and featured artists Carole Clarke, Patricia Rainey, and Theresa Troise Heidel displayed works that appear in the book as well as other works. All were available to meet readers and sign books.

 

Saturday, July 21, 2001

Landmark Books, 1304 Third Avenue, Spring Lake, (732) 449-0804

Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Author Frank Finale met readers and signed books.

 

Sunday, July 22, 2001

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Brick Plaza Shopping Center, Chambers Bridge Road at Brick Boulevard, Brick, (732) 255-6600

Time: 1:00 PM

Author Frank Finale met readers and signed books.

 

Wednesday, July 25, 2001

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3981 Highway 9 , Freehold, (732) 409-2929

Time: 7:30 PM

Author Frank Finale read from "To The Shore Once More, Volume II" and featured artists Dawn Hotaling, and Susan Walsh McLean displayed works that appear in the book as well as other works. All were available to meet readers and sign books.

 

Saturday, July 28, 2001

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Clifton Commons, 395 Route 3 East, Clifton, (973) 779-5500

Time: 2:00 PM

Author Frank Finale read from "To The Shore Once More, Volume II" and featured artist Carole Clarke displayed works that appear in the book as well as other works. Both were available to meet readers and sign books.

 

 

 

JUNE 2001:

 

Saturday, June 9, 2001 (Two readings in one day!):

The Barnegat Bay Estuary Program, Day At The Bay Festival, Berkeley Park, Bayville, (732) 506-5313

Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Author Frank Finale read from "To The Shore Once More, Volume II" and signed books.

 

and

 

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2103 Route 35, Holmdel, (732) 615-3933

Time: 2:00 P.M

Author Frank Finale read from "To The Shore Once More, Volume II" and featured artist Dawn Hotaling displayed works that appear in the book as well as other works. Both were available to meet readers and sign books.

 

Saturday, June 16, 2001

Main Street Gallery, 131 Main Street, Manasquan, (732) 223-1268

Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Author Frank Finale and featured artists Paula Kolojeski and Lea Colie Wight met readers and signed books. The artists displayed works that appear in the book as well as other works.

 

Thursday, June 21, 2001

Oceanside Gallery, 1010 Main Street, Belmar, (732) 280-1010

Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Author Frank Finale read from "To The Shore Once More, Volume II" and featured artists Theresa Troise Heidel and Alan Brown displayed works that appear in the book as well as other works. All were available to meet readers and sign books.

 

Saturday, June 23, 2001

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Consumer Center, 310 Highway 36, West Long Branch, (732) 542-8868

Time: 2:00 PM

Author Frank Finale read from "To The Shore Once More, Volume II" and featured artists Dawn Hotaling and Patty Niebling displayed works that appear in the book as well as other works. All were available to meet readers and sign books.

 

Wednesday, June 27, 2001

Atlantic Book Shop, 500 Washington Street, Cape May, (609) 898-9694

Time: 2:00 PM

Author Frank Finale and featured artists Carole Clarke, Nicholas P. Santoleri, and Patricia Rainey met readers and signed books. The artists displayed works that appear in the book as well as other works.

 

MAY 2001:

 

Sunday, May 20, 2001

SPECIAL EVENT! "TO THE SHORE ONCE MORE, VOLUME II" BOOK PREMIER PARTY!

HOSTED BY BARNES & NOBLE OF BRICK 

OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC! 

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Brick Plaza Shopping Center, Chambers Bridge Road at Brick Boulevard, Brick, (732) 255-6600

Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Editor and Publisher George C. Valente was pleased to announce the Public Book Premier Party for "To The Shore Once More, Volume II."

   Hosted by Barnes & Noble of Brick, all were invited to attend and enjoy the day.

   Gourmet hors d'oeuvres, desserts, and beverages were served by Certified Pastry Chef Jill Geraghty and the wonderful caterers from MaMa D's Deli in Brick.

   Exquisite classic guitar music was played throughout the day by Francis Perry of Manasquan.

   Attending were author Frank Finale and twenty-one of the forty-one artists featured in the book including:

Carole Clarke, Barbara Cocker, Symon Cowles, Kate Leigh Cutler, Carol Freas, Lloyd Garrison, Beverly Golembeski, Ann Hayes, Linda Hejduk, Dawn Hotaling, Mrs. Edward J. Kojola, Joyce Lawrence, Robert A. Loder Jr., Pauline Mickle, Sheila Mickle, Sue T. Oliver, Virginia Perle, Muriel Rogers, Nicholas P. Santoleri, Elaine Sgambati, and Theresa Troise Heidel. All were available to meet readers and sign books.

   At various times during the day, author Frank Finale read from "To The Shore Once More, Volume II" and talked about its creation. The artists displayed works from the book as well as other works. Originals and prints were available for purchase.

   This was the premier event for the new book! An afternoon of literary and artistic pleasure was had by all!

 

Saturday, May 26, 2001

The Jolly Tar, 56 Bridge Avenue, Bay Head, (732) 892-0223

Time: 1:00 to 3:00 PM

Author Frank Finale and featured artist Linda Hedjuk met readers and signed books. Linda Hedjuk displayed works that appear in the book as well as other works.

 

APRIL 2001:

 

Monday, April 2, 2001:

M. Apchinson School, 961 Sycamore Ave., Tinton Falls, (732) 542-2500

Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Tinton Falls School Book Fair. The school was set up as a book store, and Caldelcott Award winning books provided the theme. "To The Shore Once More"was featured as a local author's book. Author Frank Finale was available to meet readers and sign books.

 

MARCH 2001:

 

Saturday, March 10, 2001

Young Authors' Conference sponsored by the Ocean County Reading Council, Lacey Township High School, Forked River. For more information, please contact Mary Lou McCue at (732) 458-7051.

Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Author Frank Finale conducted a poetry presentation for elementary school students.

 

Friday, March 30, 2001

Poetry Program for fourth graders at Pine Beach Elementary School in Pine Beach.

Author Frank Finale conducted a poetry presentation for elementary school students.

JANUARY 2001:

 

Sunday, January 21, 2001

Benefit for The Friends Of Holmdel Library, Holmdel Community Center, Holmdel. For more information, please call Pat Koziol at (732) 471-0475.

Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Author Frank Finale read from “To The Shore Once More" and "To The Shore Once More, Volume II," met readers, and signed books. All book fair proceeds benefited the Library Building Fund.