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Day Trip to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island 

Soon enough, students, teachers and families will be heading back for the first day of school. If you’re looking for a fun and fascinating day trip to wrap up the last of your summer vacation time – or for an outing at any other time of year – don’t... Read More

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My Visit to Riverside Gardens Park

“My Visit to” is a new column that will take you on a local journey with a local resident. Experience their day without ever having to leave your couch… though you might want to get up and get out after reading! The epitome of a summer... Read More

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A Fresh Start: Back to School Success

As summer starts to wind down and school supplies fill the shelves of stores, children may display a range of emotions about the upcoming school year. While many children are excited to find out who their teacher is and progress to the next grade level,... Read More

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Colts Neck’s Next Upcoming Rockstar

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... Read More

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Do It Better: How to Wash Your Own Car

When’s the last time you washed your car? Clarification: That’s actually washed your own car, using a hose, sponges and elbow grease. Although drive-through car wash facilities are quick and relatively inexpensive (and convenient during winter months... Read More

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New Jersey’s Historic Schools

It’s back-to-school time, so let’s have a class in some of New Jersey’s historic schools. While New Jersey has a lot of them, many of the original, one-room schoolhouses have been lost to time and demolition. Still, there are some exquisite reminders... Read More

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Let’s Talk About Pecan Pie

What would you do if you were lucky enough to live in the southern states in the summertime? You might complain about the heat as you fan yourself lazing about on the porch swing, but you also might pick nuts from the plentiful pecan trees growing in... Read More

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My Visit to Bayshore Waterfront Park

“My Visit to” is a new column that will take you on a local journey with a local resident. Experience their day without ever having to leave your couch… though you might want to get up and get out after reading! It is that wonderful... Read More

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My Visit to Hartshorne Woods Park

With the windows down and music playing, I turn right into Hartshorne Parks Rocky Point Entrance. My best friend and I pull into the newly paved parking lot, we gather our things, and our journey begins. My skin absorbs the sun that is radiating onto... Read More

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Schmetterlinginland: A Resident’s Historic Home

One of the area’s most well-known and truly fascinating folks is David Meenan. This former Broadway singer and dancer and current teacher of the next generation of stars is a world-traveled bon vivant in every sense of the word, and so it surprises... Read More