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CBA Theater Company Partners with Professional Production Company

Pegasus Theater, the summer theatrical program of Christian Brothers Academy, is proud to announce a new educational partnership with The Premier Theatre Company. With the support of Pegasus students, Premier will be producing two shows at Christian Brothers Academy’s Henderson Theater this summer: “Footloose” in July and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” in August. These two shows will complement the Pegasus production of “It’s Only a […]

Middletown Township Public Library Teen Summer Reading Program

The Middletown Township Public Library will be having our Teen Summer Reading Program for teens entering grades 6-12 from June 26th-August 18th: Build a Better World. We are challenging middle and high school students of Middletown to read 5 books over the summer. For each book you read, you get a prize! Our reading prizes this year are an Applebees Ice Cream Sundae certificate, Chipotle […]

T. Thomas Fortune Co-Chair named “Humanitarian of the Year”

Gilda Rogers, community activist, educator, author, historian and playwright, was just named the 2017 “Humanitarian of the Year,” by the Monmouth County Human Relations Commission. She will receive this award on June 12 in Freehold. As co-chair of the T. Thomas Fortune Project Committee, Rogers took on the herculean task, along with a group of dedicated community members to save and restore the National Historic Landmark, […]

Monthly Columns

Books for Cooks

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The Foodie’s Companion

If you are a foodie, you will relate to Ian Alan Holder, a local author and blogger who loves all things food-related: the preparing of food, the cooking of food, the trivia and history of food. Mr. Holder came to the food industry at the age of 65, after a long career as a professor of microbiology, when he graduated from the Culinary Arts Department […]

Day Trip

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Botanical Gardens

New Jersey is known as The Garden State for a reason, boasting countless miles of beautiful, bountiful forests, fields, farms, and gardens. And there is no better time of year than spring to explore some of the state’s most breathtaking floral settings – plus several other popular garden spots that lie across state lines, but beckon New Jersey garden lovers of all ages. The Garden […]

From the Front Row

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Pinot’s Palette

There are entertainment venues where you can view the arts from the front row – and then there are venues where you can create the arts yourself. Pinot’s Palette is that kind of place. Whether you are looking to get in touch with your artistic side or you want to do something different and fun with friends, Pinot’s Palette is worth checking out. With a […]

Historic Havens

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Historic Walnford

One of the most wonderful things about historic places in Monmouth County is how they continue on as living sites. Thanks to countless volunteers, historic societies, and the Monmouth County Park System, there are many preserved and very active sites with exciting programs that give visitors a time-traveling experience. One such place is Historic Walnford, in the 36-acre historic district at the heart of Crosswick […]

Let's Dish

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Let’s Talk About Crepes

A fancy way to say “pancakes,” crepes are the French word for a delicate, thin pancake that can be served as a tempting breakfast, an interesting appetizer, a tasty entrée, a vegetable-filled side dish, or sweetened as a luscious dessert. The word comes from the Latin crispus, meaning curly or wavy. These impressive pancakes fool everyone into believing they are difficult to make or require […]

Special Events

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Special Events for May and June 2017

May 9 and 16 Mental Health First Aid Class – 5:30 p.m. at Croydon Hall, 900 Leonardville Road, Middletown. Learn the skills to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders with training presented by the Mental Health Association of Monmouth County, in partnership with Crossroads, the Middletown Alliance, Middletown Department of Health and Human Services, Middletown Police Department, and […]

Straight From the Table

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Little Szechuan

The first-ever Taste of Little Silver event is set for May 21, so we decided to take an advance tour of the town and try one of the many eateries in Little Silver. We went with a retro favorite, the Little Szechuan. I had heard so many good things about this place, I was excited to try it and our group was not disappointed. The […]

Teen Scene

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Making Wishes Come True

Welcome to Teen Scene. Each month, our young authors write, in their own voice, stories that will educate and inform fellow students and parents on a range of topics. 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 Daniela Olt, […]