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Alert to Ash Tree Owners from Colts Neck Shade Tree Commission

ATTENTION RESIDENTS WITH ASH TREES: The Emerald Ash Borer insect has arrived in Monmouth County. Anyone who owns Ash trees are advised by the Colts Neck Shade Tree Commission to act immediately to prevent infestation by this invasive insect. Once one-third​ of an Ash tree is damaged, the tree is not salvageable. Residents are encouraged to call an expert certified tree service to inspect their […]

RFH Graduate Rachel Kontometros Named Red Bank Rotary Scholarship Recipient

Fair Haven HS graduate Rachel Kontometros has been named a recipient of the Dr. Anthony J. Micale Red Bank Rotary Scholarship.  She is one of four area students who were honored at a June 22 ceremonial luncheon at the Navesink Country Club.  Others named were Lauren Bevacqua of Red Bank Regional HS, Jack Croddick of Marine Academy of Science and Technology and Julia Ribeiro of […]

Little BUCs Graduate from High School Pre-School Program

On June 8, two weeks prior to their big sister and brothers’ graduation from high school, the youngest students on campus enjoyed their emotional and fun-packed graduation.  RBR’s Little Bucs Preschool held an informal graduation for family and friends with lots of help from their high school student teachers.  There were many songs, displays of art work, rainbow ribbon waving as well as conferment of […]

Monthly Columns

Books for Cooks

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Early American Cooking: Recipes from America’s Historic Sites

Early American Cooking: Recipes from America’s Historic Sites, by Evelyn L. Beilenson, is a timely book you can check out at the Colts Neck Library as part of the Kitty Henning Collection. During this month of July, when we celebrate the birth of our great country, commemorate the occasion with an authentic dish enjoyed by our Pilgrim Fathers, the colonists at Williamsburg, General Washington, Ben […]

Day Trip

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Whitewater River Excursions

With the arrival of June and the start of summer, there may be no better time to plan a day trip on the water – as in, an exciting whitewater river trip! Whether it’s a lazy tubing excursion or a more active ride in a kayak, canoe, or raft that you seek, there are plenty of whitewater outfitter companies that offer both guided and non-guided […]

From the Front Row

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Arcades Offer Entertainment Blast from the Past

In a world that is constantly progressing and modernizing with technology, it is refreshing to see that classic games are still being appreciated. At YESTERcades in Red Bank, guests feel as if they have been teleported into the past as they re-experience older games that take them back to distinct places in their memories. As you walk into the gaming emporium, you will hear the […]

Historic Havens

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The Great Auditorium at Ocean Grove

(With special thanks to Darrell Dufresene and the Historical Society of Ocean Grove)   The entire town of Ocean Grove is a treasure trove of historic homes and architectural curiosities. It has the largest collection of Victoriana, or “painted ladies,” homes anywhere in the country, and yet, there is one structure that daunts them all: the Great Auditorium at Ocean Grove. This amazing structure occupies […]

Let's Dish

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Let’s Talk About Chicken

Chickens are such a universal food source that we often forget they were once wild creatures. The main ancestor of today’s chicken is called the Red Jungle Fowl, belonging to the genus “Gallus.” Originating in the southeastern part of Asia, the Red Jungle Fowl was tamed to form our hens. More than likely, these chickens may have first been tamed for the cruel sport of […]

Special Events

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Special Events for June 2017

June 8 through 11 2017 Bayshore Greek Festival – at Kimisis Tis Theotokou Greek Church, 20 Hillcrest Road, Holmdel. Fun for the whole family at this longstanding traditional favorite event, with Greek food and pastries, music and dancing, specialty booths, amusement rides and games, cooking demonstrations, and more. Held rain or shine, with indoor and outdoor activities. Free parking and free bus shuttle. Hours are […]

Straight From the Table

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Charlie’s of Bay Head

Some places seem destined to hit the ground running. They have a perfect location, a built-in neighborhood crowd, a stylish, yet friendly design, and a block of positive opening reviews. Charlie’s of Bay Head is one of those places. It had all the right ingredients in place, and has been serving nearly full houses almost every night. The building has a bunch of stairs at […]

Teen Scene

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Use Social Media to Make the World a Better Place

Welcome to Teen Scene. Each month, our young authors write, in their own voice, stories that will educate and inform fellow students and parents. If you are a teen who would like to write your story, contact The Journal. We’ll help you polish it up, so don’t worry – let’s just get to sharing. This month’s author is Jacqueline Fletcher, a 17-year-old rising senior at […]