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Monmouth County Health Department Offers Flu Shots

Influenza Flu season is quickly approaching, so it is time to have your Flu Shot! The Monmouth County Health Department (MCHD) will hold clinics over the next several months. Check their Calendar of Events regularly for additional clinics; their website is https://co.monmouth.nj.us/page.aspx?ID=1932. Cost is $25 and Medicare is accepted. If you have questions, call 732-431-7456, ext. 8512. At this time, the following Influenza Clinics are scheduled for […]

Message to Middletown High School North Community After Social Media Threat

Please see the message below from Chief Weber in regard to an incident regarding recent social media posts that were threatening to the Middletown High School North community: We are aware that some disturbing social media messages have caused widespread alarm and concern in the community. Threatening social media posts are obviously upsetting and rightfully a cause for concern, especially when they involve our children […]

County Clerk announces Middletown Mayor is the M. Claire French Award Winner

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is pleased to announce that The Honorable Gerry Scharfenberger, Ph.D. of Middletown is the winner of the M. Claire French Award for 2017. The award will be presented at Monmouth County Archives and History Day on Saturday, Oct. 14 at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters. “Gerry Scharfenberger, an Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at Monmouth University, exemplifies the important aspects […]

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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 […]