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Windansea Closes, Proving Ground Opens

Windansea is one of Monmouth County’s most delicious waterfront dining spots – or should we say “was” because the restaurant is changing their name to Proving Ground Waterside Pub & Grill as they make way for 2018. While construction has been taking place throughout the winter season, they are currently hiring bussers, runners, hostesses and barbacks for the 2018 season. Where does this new name […]

Panera Bread and Wawa Coming to Hazlet Town Center

Hazlet Town Center may be known as the “Kmart Plaza” to some, but things are quickly changing. Panera Bread and Wawa are excited to be moving in. Wawa is planning to move in near The Wine Academy. It will not be attached to the strip mall but will reside in the parking lot. The Panera Bread is set to enter where Planet Fitness currently is […]

Mandee of Hazlet Closing on April 27

Monmouth County is always changing. It seems like when one store opens their doors, another one closes. Mandee has been located in the Hazlet Plaza for over 15 years. On April 27th, the store is set to lock their doors. If you love shopping at Mandee, you can visit their 12 other stores in New Jersey. The closest locations are in Howell and Stafford. The store […]

Monthly Columns

Books for Cooks

Accent on Seasoning

How do we make food taste good?  We read books like Irma Mazza’s entitled, Accent on Seasoning to help us gain ideas for creating a flair for flavor.  It’s available from the Colts Neck Library’s Catherine Henning collection. This stand-by cookbook of well-seasoned recipes is prepared by an author who shares with her readers the secrets of wonderful cookery and the pleasures of the art.  […]

Day Trip

Day Trip to Whale Watching Tours

The welcome approach of warmer weather tends to lead residents and visitors to the shore area, where they can finally begin to enjoy waterside dining, frolicking, sailing, and more. Here’s another fun day trip idea that is sure to provide you with a whale of a tale to share: whale watching! Off the coast of southern New Jersey, whales can usually be spotted from March […]

From the Front Row

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Whether it’s a front row seat behind home plate or a perch in the bleachers, there’s nothing quite like having someone take you out to the ballgame! Baseball is known as the great American pastime, and for most fans, it’s a great day when you can attend a ballgame to hear the roar of the crowd and the crack of the bat, take in the […]

Historic Havens

Bayonet Farms 

Holmdel is a most curious place. On the one hand, it is a high-tech metropolis of innovation and futuristic vision. On the other hand, it is rural treasure, with long winding roads, farmlands and tons of history. The history of Holmdel dates back to the pre-revolutionary war days when Baptist and Quaker settlers came to America to escape persecution. Following the Battle of Monmouth which […]

Let's Dish

Let’s Talk About Turnips

Root vegetables may have strange shapes, earthy smells, and weird surfaces that present themselves as an ordinary everyday type of food. They are anything but ordinary, however. The “root” of these veggies is one of high nutrition with a high fiber, complex carbohydrate packed with vitamins and minerals. Roots have played a major role in helping the fittest to survive. In ancient times, humans ate […]

Ready, Set, Parent

Getting Ready for Summer Camp

In just a few short months, we will be kicking off summertime (anyone else counting down the days?)!  The sun will be bright, the sand will be hot, the Rosé will be chilled, but where will your children be? If they are anything like my little ones, they will be at your feet, begging for their third breakfast and pleading for screen time. Summer Camp. […]

Special Events

Special Events for April and May 2018

ANNUAL WILBUR RAY DINNER APRIL 6 JACQUES RECEPTION CENTER 500 PALMER AVENUE, MIDDLETOWN Six area community leaders, professionals and volunteers will be honored during the 33rd annual Wilbur Ray Scholarship Dinner hosted by Brookdale Community College. The awards are named for the late Wilbur Ray, former Brookdale police sergeant and an active volunteer in the Long Branch community. This year’s honorees include John Jones, of […]

Straight From the Table

Hotel Tides

This month, the Journal is proud to be the Founding Sponsor of the Garden State Film Festival as it celebrates its 16th year by returning to its original home in Asbury Park. We were getting excited for the big weekend to come, March 22 to 25, and decided to venture to the Hotel Tides in Asbury Park to see what their version of fine dining […]

Teen Scene

Be an Agent of Change

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. Intro for Sophia This month’s author is Middletown’s Sophia Ziajski, a 17-year-old  […]