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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. […]

Houlihan’s Shuts Down Eatontown Location

Are you familiar with the popular chain restaurant, Houlihan’s? The Eatontown restaurant, which is located at 308 N.J. State Highway-Route 35, Eatontown, NJ 07724 just closed their doors on Valentine’s Day. While this is not a happy ending for Valentine’s Day, the other locations will continue to remain open. The nearest Houlihan’s can be found in Holmdel at 2136 NJ-35, Holmdel, NJ 07733. No details have […]

Middletown’s Rick Lovato is a Big Game Champion

Middletown High Schools South’s very own Rick Lovato is now a Big Game Champion! Lovato is a long snapper for the Philadelphia Eagles who were under dogs in Super Bowl LII. The Eagles won an offensive battle against the Patriots defeating them 41-33. Congratulations to Rick Lovato and the entire Philadelphia Eagles organization!

Monthly Columns

Books for Cooks

When the Cook Can’t Look

Just when you think a cookbook cannot be innovative, cookbook author Ralph Read created a cooking handbook for the blind and visually impaired entitled, When the Cook Can’t Look. A blind man himself, Mr. Read designed this book to be read aloud to the sightless by family and friends. This book, available for checkout from the Colts Neck Library, encourages the visually impaired to cook.  […]

Day Trip

Day Trip to the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium at Liberty Science Center

Residents of Monmouth County know that there are plenty of stars who live in our midst, and are often eager to share their celebrity sightings. But for a truly heavenly experience, you may want to consider looking upwards, to view the astronomical stars that light up our night skies. An enlightening day trip that is sure to delight stargazers of all ages is the brand […]

From the Front Row

A Cupid Crusader Saves the Day

“I might have waited till the last minute again, but I will not let this year be a flop!” Mark thought to himself as he jogged through the trails of Hartshorne Woods Park. Valentine’s Day was just one day away but lucky for Mark, he lives in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Mark and Diane Cartalemi had been together for seven years. They have one daughter […]

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 Spices

Pepper and cloves and cinnamon and nutmeg are surely the spices of life, the very ingredients that fragrantly flavor our foods and add interest to our meals. What would a plum pudding or mince pie be if we had no cinnamon or nutmeg? How strange would our cakes taste without the familiar vanilla? Let’s not forget that Barbary pirates preyed upon the richly laden spice […]

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

Clementine’s Restaurant

This month, the Journal welcomed our new managing editor, Deirdre Flanagan-Ward, and we put her right to the test and asked her to pick the restaurant. She picked a winner. Clementine’s Restaurant is a truly different kind of place. It’s got that Lambertville/New Hope/even Ocean Grove sense; like it’s been there a hundred years. You feel like you’re eating in an antique store. You enter […]

Teen Scene

Rising Above Challenges

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. This month’s author is Kayla Bevacqua, a 17-year-old senior at Monmouth […]