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Autumn Festivals in Monmouth County

Living near the Jersey Shore, most would consider Monmouth County to be a summer town. While local residents and visitors love hanging out at the beach, they equally love spending just as much time picking pumpkins and sipping hot apple cider. To bring... Read More

Battleship New Jersey

The “Big J.” “BB-62.” “Black Dragon.” By whatever nickname she is known, she represents an integral part of the Garden State’s proud history. “She” is the Battleship New Jersey, America’s most decorated battleship – now a fascinating... Read More

Let’s Talk About Baklava

If you’re desirous of an interesting and delicious dessert for Thanksgiving and would like to get away from everything pumpkin, why not honor National Baklava Day, celebrated on November 17, by making this favorite from our Greek and Turkish friends? Baklava... Read More

Mar Belo

While much of the planet is searching for stuffing and turkey recipes for the Thanksgiving holiday, we chose the road less traveled and took a day trip to savor the cuisines of Portugal and Spain at Mar Belo in Long Branch. It was a trip worth making.... Read More

Japanese Cuisine: A Culinary Tour

Japanese Cuisine: A Culinary Tour, by John D. Keys, brings the authentic domestic cuisine of Japan within reach of the average American cook, and is available for checkout at the Colts Neck Library’s cookbook collection. It contains all kinds of recipes... Read More

Lauriston Estate

It is no secret that Rumson is home to some of the most magnificent estates and historic homes in New Jersey. Among them is the Colonial Revival mansion, called “Lauriston.” The home was designed by Red Bank and New York architect Leon Cubberly as... Read More

Special Events for November and December 2017

November 11 Monmouth County Park System Fall Craft Show – 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. This seasonal craft show features over 50 local artists and crafters and their works. Look for the perfect holiday... Read More

Embracing Your Heritage

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

Historic Smithville

Shopping, antiquing, dining, sitting by a tranquil lake, taking in festivals, strolling historic grounds, perhaps partaking in some wine tasting – all of that adds up to a perfect day trip! Head south on the Garden State Parkway from our area and you... Read More

Favorite Local Haunts for Halloween

If getting spooky is something that stirs your cauldron, take a broom ride over Monmouth County this month. From hair-raising hayrides to haunted theme parks, there is so much to see from the frightful front row! Here are just a few ideas on where to... Read More

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