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Monmouth County Cemeteries

This month, we will take a walk through some of the area’s oldest and most interesting cemeteries. Some may choose to visit to chase a thrill at this ghostly time of year, but please remember that cemeteries are places of respect and reverence. Cemeteries are also amazing links to history, as well as the final

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The Old First Church

Anyone who has driven along Kings Highway in the Village section of Middletown has seen the Old First Church. The white steepled landmark is also well-known to book lovers, as it is the site of the annual AAUW book sale. This historic landmark is still an active parish that welcomes many worshippers each week, but

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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

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The Crawford House

Tinton Falls has just celebrated a watershed moment that has been underway for close to 15 years: they officially celebrated the grand opening of the historic Crawford House this past June 25. The property has been noted as a historic site since 1976 and just this past May, it finally met all the criteria to

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All Saints’ Memorial Church

All Saints’ Memorial Church, also known as “the Stone Church,” is a strikingly different and beautiful compound of buildings, including the church, meeting hall, stables, rectory, and cemetery that is ringed by stone retaining walls. It sits atop a hill in the Highlands of Navesink, in a nearly six-acre section of Middletown Township. The church

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The Great Auditorium at Ocean Grove

(With special thanks to Darrell Dufresene and the Historical Society of Ocean Grove)   The entire town of Ocean Grove is a treasure trove of historic homes and architectural curiosities. It has the largest collection of Victoriana, or “painted ladies,” homes anywhere in the country, and yet, there is one structure that daunts them all:

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