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Special Needs Support Group

The Vincent T. Lombardi Council 6552 of the Knights of Columbus will be hosting a monthly Support Group for the Parents, Grandparents, and Guardians of Special Needs Children and Adults. The group will meet every 4th Wednesday of the month at St. Mary’s School Cafeteria located at 538 Church Street in Middletown, NJ at 7:00PM. Join them to learn how to and where to get […]

Healthcare Scholarship for Holmdel High School Senior

Newman Springs Dental Care is offering one $500 scholarship for a Holmdel High School graduating senior planning a career in health care. This includes medicine, nursing, dentistry, chiropractic, physical therapy, and other areas of healthcare. Newman Springs Dental Care is a dental practice in Lincroft dedicated to providing general, cosmetic and sedation dentistry to the citizens of Middletown and surrounding areas.  “The community has been […]

Pearle Vision Closes, Moe’s Southwest Grille Opening in Middletown

Were you familiar with the Pearle Vision store in the Middletown Plaza, located on Route 35 in Middletown, N.J? Maybe you got your glasses from there? Well the time has come to find a new eyeglass supplier because they recently shut their doors. It’s always sad to see a business go, but when one door closes another opens. Moe’s Southwest Grille will be moving in. […]

Monthly Columns

Books for Cooks

Cooking in the Firehouse

Dorothy Jackson Kite, the author of Cooking in the Firehouse, was inspired by the dedication of the firemen in her hometown in Georgia, and by her recollectio n of stories told to her by her fire-fighting grandfather. She put together a collection of favorite recipes from firehouses nationwide. By mail, she queried the hundreds of talented chefs in fire-department kitchens in every state, men and […]

Day Trip

Day Trip to Flea Markets

At long last, the first day of spring is just weeks away! For many people, that means it’s time for spring cleaning and the chance to air out their homes, clean out their closets, and bid farewell to things that they no longer want, need, or use. For other people, this is a prime opportunity to seek out and sort through the items that others […]

From the Front Row

Just for Laughs

For those who take their entertainment planning seriously, a great night out is no laughing matter – unless, of course, you happen to enjoy comedy shows! If you’re looking to share some laughs with family or friends, there are plenty of options in our area that are sure to strike your funny bone and leave you in stitches. Comedy nights have also become a popular […]

Historic Havens

USA Presidents in New Jersey

In February, while romantics turn to thoughts of Cupid, historic hounds spend a little time thinking of the Presidents. While Virginia and Ohio may have produced the most presidents, New Jersey and specifically, the Jersey Shore has been a favorite spot of many presidents. Being that we are minutes from Long Branch, we are tempted to think that only seven presidents (Seven Presidents Park) may […]

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 January and February 2018

January 1 through 31 “Edgy” Show: Multi-Media Artwork by Exhibiting, Associate, and General Members – at The Guild of Creative Art, 620 Broad Street, Shrewsbury. Opening reception on Sunday, January 7 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Let your imagination run wild, with offbeat, innovative, experimental, avant-garde, and cutting-edge artwork on display. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from […]

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  […]