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Thanksgiving parade

The Oldest Thanksgiving Day Parade in the United States

If you live anywhere in the New York City region, it’s probably safe to assume that you are familiar with – and have most likely seen, either in person or on television – the beloved traditional kickoff to the holiday season: the Macy’s Thanksgiving... Read More

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Historic Dining Tour

In November, with the tease of the big turkey dinner coming our way, putting historic restaurants on the monthly menu seemed like a delicious idea. New Jersey has a tradition of taverns and eateries that dates back to the earliest of colonial times, and... Read More

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Teaching Gratitude to Children

“An attitude of gratitude” may be the secret to a happy life. Studies have shown that gratitude actually helps improve both physical and mental health. If so, teaching gratitude is just as important as teaching our children to read and write. How... Read More

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Saving With Cindy: Black Friday

If you are a diehard Black Friday shopper, I have some bad news for you: Black Friday isn’t actually the best day to shop. But – you’re still in luck! I’ve done tons of research on the best days to shop – and I’m going to spill all the... Read More

Let's Dish Joyce Venezia Suss Autumn

Craving Autumn Apples and the Sweet Smell of Spices

When fall brings its brisk chill and the scent of firewood in the air, I crave baking something redolent with spices, especially cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice. Releasing their scents in a warm oven makes me feel hungry, comfortably cozy, and craving... Read More

November Special Events Monmouth County NJ

Special Events for November 2018

Blessing Bag Pinot’s Pallet Paint Night FRIDAY, NOV. 9, 7 PM PINOT’S PALETTE 12 BROAD ST., RED BANK Channel your inner Picasso, raise a glass and show support for the Blessing Bag Brigade at Pinot’s Pallet paint night. The evening will include light... Read More

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ROTC Leader William Dean

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,... Read More

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Let’s Talk About Wild Mushrooms

Mushrooms are possibly the most mysterious of all plants, living on the dead bodies of plants and trees to help in the decaying process by breaking down the dead plants’ material as food. Many species of mushrooms flourish in autumn due to cooler, wetter... Read More

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Day Trip to Sleepy Hollow

It is clear to see that the quaint Hudson Valley town of Sleepy Hollow – the setting of the classic Headless Horseman tale by author Washington Irving – has embraced its storied reputation, encouraging guests to visit “where the legend lives.”... Read More

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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... Read More