Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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News Updates

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“The Music Man” Comes to Christian Brothers Academy

The dates are set and production is well underway for “The Music Man,” this year’s spring musical at Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) in Lincroft. The students of Pegasus Production Company will put on a show for the ages, with everything one should expect from a top-level production: excellent acting, impressive musical numbers, spectacular production values, and an all-around enchanting experience for all who attend. Tickets […]

Forrestdale School Basketball Team Delivers Toys to Pediatric Patients

Members of the boys’ basketball team from Forrestdale Middle School in Rumson recently collected and delivered more than 200 toys — along with some holiday cheer — to patients at Monmouth Medical Center’s Pediatric Orthopaedic Clinic and The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center. “We are very proud of this group of young men,” said Rob Patton, vice chair of the Monmouth Medical Center […]

Purr’n Pooch Foundation Breakfast Honors Heroes in Animal Welfare

The Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals will honor heroes in animal welfare and rescue at its annual Grantee Breakfast on Wednesday, February 15 at 10:30 a.m. at Purr’n Pooch Pet Resort’s Tinton Falls location, 86 Gilbert Street, Tinton Falls, NJ. It’s a heartfelt morning, where foundation supporters and grantees come together to celebrate one another’s important work and friendship. Grants will also be presented to […]

Monthly Columns

Books for Cooks

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Cooking the Smart Way

Wouldn’t it be great to have an expert with you in the kitchen when trying a new recipe? Every cooks knows that some recipes hold challenges (and ingredients) that can seem intimidating. By following the book Cooking the Smart Way by Marion W. Flexner, you will have your own guide beside you. The book, part of the Catherine Henning Collection at the Colts Neck Library, […]

Day Trip

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Day Trip to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum

Each month, our Day Trip page focuses on fun, entertaining, and lighthearted destinations that are an easy distance from our area, offering activities or attractions for every age group. This month’s topic is more somber, but certainly no less important a place to visit, whether one were to go this month or at any other time, now or in the future. It is of particular […]

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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T. Thomas Fortune House

As we celebrate Black History Month and the rich legacy of the area’s African-American residents, we focus on a recent success for historic site preservation. This past July, thanks to the efforts of a dedicated group of citizens, the T. Thomas Fortune house in Red Bank was saved from demolition and approved by the borough’s zoning board to be restored. The 12-room home, built in […]

Let's Dish

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Let’s Talk About Fettucine Alfredo

Comforting, creamy, satisfying, cheesy, and warm may or may not describe your perfect comfort food, but in the dead of winter, it’s pretty close to perfection in most people’s book. We are talking about none other than Fettuccine Alfredo, a dish so tempting and satiating, it has its own holiday. To help celebrate National Fettuccine Alfredo Day on February 7, let’s explore how this dish […]

Special Events

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Special Events for February and March 2017

February 7 Rumson Garden Club to Present “Welcome Home George Washington” – 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Rumson Country Club, 163 Rumson Road, Rumson. Dean Norton, director of horticulture at George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate in Mount Vernon Virginia, will present a public lecture entitled “Welcome Home George Washington: The History, Beauty, Use, and Importance of Garden Landscapes at Our First President’s Home.” […]

Straight From the Table

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Green Meadows Restaurant

Green Meadows Restaurant in Colts Neck is a quiet little place that has been around for 62 years and has clearly built its longevity on not chasing trends. If you’re looking to make a “see and be seen” scene and rub elbows with the skinny jeans and stiletto heels set, this is not the place for you. This is “comfortable shoe” territory and it is […]

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 […]