Tuesday, November 30, 2021


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My Visit to Happy Day Farm

Summer is beginning to come to a close as the days get shorter and the warmth makes it slow exit. I wasn’t allowing the season to slip away without getting all of my desired summer activities in. Next on the agenda was the Happy Day Farm in Manalapan.  Happy... Read More

Seabright Lawn Tennis and Cricket Club

This month, The Journal introduces our first-ever Fall Sports Preview Guide. In Rumson, the Oceanic Free Library is commemorating its 100th birthday, and the two events intersect at the oldest lawn tennis and cricket club in the nation, the Seabright... Read More

LET’S DISH! Let’s Talk About Apple Dumplings

Dessert dumplings are individual-sized pastries filled with fruit. Dumplings are usually baked and topped with a syrupy sauce. The classic dumpling is, of course, made with apples, bountiful with the fall apple harvest, beginning in September. These delicious... Read More

My Visit To Bradley Beach

In typical Sunday morning fashion, I was craving a hearty breakfast to start the week on a positive note. I have a new affinity for visiting beach towns along the beautiful Jersey Shore, so this time, I decided to spend the day in Bradley Beach. As a... Read More

LET’S DISH! Let’s Talk About Tomatoes 

The tomato, seen growing all over our Garden State, comes in many varieties, shapes and sizes.  Their bounty comes to fruition at the end of August and early September, and there are many wonderful dishes that can be prepared with the bright red fruit... Read More

Teen Scene

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

How Parents Can Help Their Child’s Teachers

Parenting takes place largely in the home, but many teachers also welcome and encourage parental involvement in school. School and family partnerships typically develop well-rounded, motivated students who are exposed to more life experiences. Every school... Read More

Dining With Draz: A Salute

It was a spectacular weather day, so we decided to take the back roads to downtown Matawan to visit A Salute. Now, maybe it’s my many years in Catholic school, but I’m always a little cautious about going into a space that used to be a church, but... Read More

Historic Havens Middletown Township Public Library

On June 2, residents, dignitaries, and book lovers came together to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Middletown Township Public Library (MTPL). The event included family fun and activities, speeches, and the opening of a time capsule from 1971.... Read More

My Visit to Pride in the Park

As summer rolls in, humidity and bright sunlight enter into our days. Weekends, when the sun is shining, are always the best, so they must be taken advantage of! It seems that once the heat blankets the Jersey Shore, everybody begins to defrost from the... Read More