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County Planning Board Recognized for Master Plan

The Monmouth County Planning Board was recently honored by the New Jersey Planning Officials (NJPO) at their B. Budd Chavooshian Memorial Conference & Awards Banquet ceremony with a 2017 Achievement in Planning Award for the 2016 Monmouth County Master Plan.   “The countywide Master Plan focuses on redevelopment, revitalization and rediscovery of communities throughout the County,” said Freeholder Director Lillian G. Burry, liaison to the […]

5 CBA Grads Named National AP Scholars

Christian Brothers Academy is proud to announce that five members of the Class of 2017 were recognized as National AP scholars.  This is an honor granted to the top performers in the nation in the AP program; recipients must receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP exams taken and must receive scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of […]

Christian Brothers Academy Names New Director of Marketing & Communications

Christian Brothers Academy has named Mr. Jason Lutz, a member of CBA’s Class of 2011, as its new Director of Marketing & Communications. Formerly CBA’s Associate Director of Development, Lutz has played an integral part in helping CBA take its marketing and alumni engagement to the next level. His contributions include managing the Class Representatives program at CBA, helping expand the Academy’s social media offerings, […]

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Books for Cooks

The Tuna Cookbook

The Tuna Cookbook by Sheila Metcalf is the perfect recipe book for those of us who wish to economize the tasty way. Ounce for ounce and dollar for dollar, tuna gives you more nutrition and variety in serving that any other protein. Making meals that stretch your budget is not as difficult as you might think with a trusty can of fish from the sea. […]

Day Trip

Historic Smithville

Shopping, antiquing, dining, sitting by a tranquil lake, taking in festivals, strolling historic grounds, perhaps partaking in some wine tasting – all of that adds up to a perfect day trip! Head south on the Garden State Parkway from our area and you will find a place that offers all that and more. The Towne of Historic Smithville, located just 15 minutes north of Atlantic […]

From the Front Row

Favorite Local Haunts for Halloween

If getting spooky is something that stirs your cauldron, take a broom ride over Monmouth County this month. From hair-raising hayrides to haunted theme parks, there is so much to see from the frightful front row! Here are just a few ideas on where to go to get your heart racing.   Haunted Woods North The haunted woods occurs at Middletown High School North and […]

Historic Havens

Haunted Places

Whether you are a casual viewer or a true believer, most people have seen at least one of the ghost investigations shows on TV, proving that everyone loves a good ghost story. So this month, in the spirt of the spirits, we’ve teamed up with a well-known area ghost expert and member of the web series “Ghosts on the Coast” for some of his researched […]

Let's Dish

Let’s Talk About Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkins are everywhere at this time of year. Pumpkin spice drinks, pumpkin soups, pumpkin pies – or you can simply stick to your jack-o-lantern pumpkin. If none of those autumnal treats thrill you, why not consider putting two favorite foods together into a pumpkin cheesecake? Observed annually on October 21, National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day seems the perfect time to take a beloved dessert and add […]

Special Events

Special Events for October 2017

October 6 and 7   Calico Fair – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Christ Church Middletown, 90 Kings Highway, Middletown. A day of great fun and fellowship, this event features books, baked goods, food court, café, children’s games, face painting, petting zoo, silent auction, accessory boutique, the eclectic white elephant rummage, and more. New this year will be a children’s boutique and a super […]

Straight From the Table

Belford Bistro

The Journal is very proud to be introducing our new fifth edition this month: the Middletown/Lincroft Journal. With that in mind, we set off to find a Middletown restaurant – and boy, did we! We visited the well-established Belford section of Middletown. Tucked on the edge of the bay and home to NY Waterway ferry, Belford is full of friendly little shops, including a delicious […]

Teen Scene

Find Your Voice Through Extracurricular Activities

Welcome to Teen Scene. Each month, our young authors write, in their own voice, stories to 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 Michael Guarino, a 17-year-old senior at Christian Brothers […]