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LET’S DISH! Let’s Talk About Bagels

This December, true carb-lovers celebrate “Have a Bagel Day!” Who doesn’t love the ooey gooey, chewy characteristics of this beloved bread? What does it take to become a bagel-holic? For most of us, it’s with the first bite.   The term “bagels... Read More

My Visit to Colts Neck in the Fall

Monmouth County is full of beautiful, quaint towns, and each generally has a peak season. For Colts Neck, I would argue that the town looks most beautiful in the fall. The highly wooded area is blanketed by orange and red leaves, with apples ready for... Read More

Adding Fun to Holiday Gatherings

Holiday gatherings often include family, friends and food, but adding a fun theme can make it extra memorable for everyone. Some of these creative ideas can also be hosted virtually.  Wrap and “Wrum” – Invite friends over before the holidays to... Read More

Nauvoo Grill Club

Last month, we tried a brand spanking new restaurant, so this month we thought we would visit an established name, so off we went to the Nauvoo Grill Club. It has been there for years and still looks as fresh as they day it opened. The Nauvoo – with... Read More

Teen Scene

Welcome to Teen Scene. This month’s author is 16-year-old Abigail Sessa, a junior in Colts Neck High School. Her friends call her Sessa, and she has met many of them throughout her study of dance. In dance, Sessa found her joy along with a deeper understanding... Read More

Seven Things Your Pet is Trying to Tell You

This month’s column has been written on behalf of cats and dogs who truly love you, but have some special requests they can’t verbalize. Pets don’t speak our complicated human language, and they don’t understand everything you say to them. Their... Read More

LET’S DISH… Let’s Talk About Pretzels

Feeling stressed these days? Burdened by your troubles, the news, life in general? Don’t get yourself twisted in a knot. Break out some dough and twist it into pretzels! It’s therapeutic, it is fun to make, delicious to eat, and is a perfect snack... Read More

My Visit to the Belmar Pro

As the summer heat began to dissipate and fall made its slow return, I found myself scrambling to get all of my summer activities completed in the month of September. Though I mourn the long days of summer, there is such beauty in the transition. The... Read More

Dining with Draz: Abbiocco

There have been big changes at the Channel Club of Monmouth Beach. Gone is the catering hall that hosted so many weddings and special events. The scenic marina is now home to Abbiocco, and that’s where we headed. This is the offspring of George Chrysanthopoulos,... Read More

Teen Scene

Welcome to Teen Scene. This month’s author is 16-year-old Reagan Volk, of Rumson, a junior at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School. As summer turns to fall, one of nature’s grandest spectacles takes place: the nearly 3,000-mile migration of the... Read More