Monday, November 28, 2022


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My Visit to a Candle-Making Workshop in Red Bank

Fall has finally graced us with its crisp air this year. We are able to get a break from the oh so humid summer air and cozy up with pumpkin-scented candles and “Hocus Pocus” on repeat. I am always looking for fun activities that are organized by... Read More

Garage Sale Diaries

Garage Sale Diaries: Marshmallows and Woodchucks

On our last expedition, we found ourselves in a neighborhood where, a few years ago, we bought some marshmallows from an old woman who was selling all kinds of homemade sweets. Her marshmallows were like nothing we’d ever tasted before – totally different... Read More

ASK CASSIE

Dear Cassie: I am going through a divorce. What is discovery?  -K.M. Dear K.M.: Discovery is a component of divorce whereby each side attempts to learn as much as possible about all the facts of the case. The types of discovery that are appropriate in... Read More

Single Family Homes Area Real Estate Sept. 1 to 30

Atlantic Highlands – Closed three, ratio of sale to list price 98 percent, lowest closed sale $735,000, highest closed sale $2,375,000. Currently active 14, pending four. Colts Neck – Closed 12, ratio of sale to list price 95 percent, lowest closed... Read More

Do It Better: The Art of Gifts in the Season of Giving

It is much better to give than to receive. This classic proverb has been passed down through countless generations, yet the art of giving is often misinterpreted in this materialistic world. True giving comes from the heart, even if it sounds cliché.... Read More

LET’S DISH! Let’s Talk About Homemade Bread

There is nothing, and I do mean nothing, like the aroma of homemade bread baking in the oven. The fragrance has a way of wafting through the entire house, floating room by room, and tapping sleepy heads on the shoulder. It’s whispering, “Get up! Breakfast... Read More

Dining with Draz: The Polo Club

They say good things come to those who wait, and The Polo Club has proven that saying is true. One look at the Polo Club’s rich interior, and it was love at first sight. It’s remarkably large on the inside, with brick walls and wood panels, big tables... Read More

Why Do I Rescue So Many Special Needs Pets?

It all began when I decided to foster a quadriplegic Yorkie. Simon stole my heart and created in me an understanding of special needs pets. Even though he cannot walk or even move his limbs much, he has a full life, with lots of love and entertainment.... Read More

Historic Havens: Holiday Gifts for History Hounds

It’s The Journal’s Holiday Guide, and we’ve got some great gift ideas for the history hounds on your list.  We’ll start at the Historic Village at Allaire which is celebrating its 200th year. The General Store is always full of unique gifts like... Read More

BUSINESS MATTERS: A Time of Thanksgiving

An attitude of gratitude resonates to the benefit of everyone around you. This is a valuable trait for an entrepreneur to exhibit, and it leads to a healthier, more successful life. November is a time when the holidays start to bring Thanksgiving into... Read More