Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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News Updates

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County Historical Commission Looking to Recognize Important Buildings

FREEHOLD, NJ –The Monmouth County Historical Commission is accepting nominations for its annual preservation awards program that recognizes the people behind local, building preservation projects. “Residents and business people who do the work to preserve local structures and buildings deserve public praise and recognition,” said Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, liaison to the County’s Historical Commission. “The Historical Commission has a tradition of finding some historic […]

Premier of La Strada Ensemble Production, “Not Curing Cancer”

Jane Huxley enters the work force after her husband has passed away. She is offered a job in a top Pharmaceutical PR firm to help find a cure for Cancer in this searing hilarious original comedy by Chicago’s most scathing and biting satirist Gerry Ringwald. “Not Curing Cancer” pokes fun at the commercialization of cancer and medical research, celebrity fundraising, athlete endorsements, product placement, infotainment […]

Miss Teen NJ to Appear at Garden State Film Festival

The Garden State Film Festival is proud to announce that Miss Teen New Jersey, Briahna Reinstein, will attend the Sunday April 2 festival events and serve as the awards spokesmodel at the Gala Awards Dinner. Briahna Reinstein, 16, from Englishtown, New Jersey, is a junior at Manalapan High School who has many leadership roles both academically and in extracurricular activities. Briahna is a section editor […]

Monthly Columns

Books for Cooks

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The New York Times Bread and Soup Cookbook

The New York Times Bread and Soup Cookbook is a soup and bread collection to inspire all cooks, both expert and novice. It sits among the lovely, extensive collection donated by Catherine Henning to the Colts Neck Library. The author, Yvonne Young Tarr, gives us 359 tempting soup recipes and 174 marvelous bread recipes from Europe, the Mediterranean, Scandinavia, Russia, the Balkans, the Orient, Mexico, […]

Day Trip

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Tuckerton Seaport

As the promise of springtime approaches, plans are in the making for days spent once again enjoying the Garden State’s diverse waterfront towns. Among them is the small historic borough of Tuckerton, which is surrounded by Little Egg Harbor Township, in Ocean County. The cultural centerpiece of Tuckerton is the Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum, a working maritime village located on Tuckerton Creek. Celebrating the […]

From the Front Row

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Have Yourself a Merry Pentatonix Christmas

Back in 2011, five vocalists came together to form the a cappella group, Pentatonix. Within the same year, members Mitch Gassi, Scott Hoying, Avi Kaplan, Kirstin Maldonado, and Kevin Olusola went on to win the third season of NBC’s The Sing-Off. Winning the show came with a $200,000 grand prize, along with a recording contract with Sony Records. Today, the multi-talented group has over 11.6 […]

Historic Havens

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The Irish Immigrants and Allaire Iron Works

As we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, we remember the industrious Irish immigrants who have played such a critical role in the development of the region. Many of those original families still reside in our communities. So this month, we will take a look at the Irish and the sacrifices and contributions they made at the Howell Iron Works Company, now restored as The Historic Village […]

Let's Dish

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Let’s Talk About Celery

What’s crunchy and fibrous, prepared chopped, minced, or diced, can be eaten cooked or raw, and is green all over? If you guessed “Apium graveolens” or you thought of “celinum,” you’d be absolutely correct and well-versed in the botanical and Latin names for celery. The celery plant is a wonderful vegetable, imparting its special flavor in many recipes of soups, stews, and pot roasts.  It’s […]

Special Events

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Special Events for March and April 2017

March 1 through March 25 The Art Society of Monmouth County (ASMC) “Oldies but Goodies” Art Show – at the Middletown Township Public Library, 55 New Monmouth Road in Middletown. The event will include work done by art society members within the past 25 years. The ASMC is a nonprofit, volunteer organization that aims to promote education and appreciation for visual arts in Monmouth County. […]

Straight From the Table

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St. Stephens Green Publick House

This month, we went green. No, not organic vegetarian dishes grown with solar power and filtered rain water. We went Irish green and took off for St. Stephens Green Publick House in Spring Lake. The restaurant is located in the former Eggiman’s Tavern, which closed a decade ago. This place has pub in its genes; with its dark woodwork, stone hearths, large, friendly bar with […]

Teen Scene

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The Colors of a New Generation

Welcome to Teen Scene, written by the great students of our area. Each month, our young authors write, in their own voice, stories that will educate and inform fellow students and parents on a variety of subjects. We are looking for articles on special or unusual accomplishments or hobbies; on relatable topics like getting your first car or applying for college; or on helpful topics […]