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Local Teen Drew Frankel Tackling Opponents and Diabetes

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

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How Home Renovations Can Save You Money

Summer is always a time when homeowners make lists of home renovations projects they’d like to tackle. While the cost of home renovation is not cheap, it can actually become a way for you to save money in the long run. Here are some times when home... Read More

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‘Baking’ a Summer Cake – in the Fridge

I love baking, but not in the summer. I love serving cake for dessert, but when it’s too hot to turn on the oven, classic icebox cakes are a yummy option. Icebox cakes require only assembly, alternating layers of cookies or store-bought loaf cake... Read More

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Preventing the Summer Slide

As your children create their bucket lists to fill those lazy days of summer, be sure to include some activities to help avoid the dreaded “summer slide.” This term refers to the loss of academic skills over the summer.In fact, studies have shown... Read More

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Eden Woolley House and Township of Ocean Museum

The Township of Ocean recently celebrated the 170th anniversary of its founding. To mark this event on Feb. 21, Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon gave the mayor and council a digital reproduction of the first recorded hand-drawn map of the... Read More

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To Grade or Not To Grade: Sparking Intrinsic Motivation

Leaders in the field of education have spent lots of time addressing the question of assessment, standardized testing and reporting grades. Why? Because they believe grades motivate. Many educators are rethinking this theory and consider it shortsighted.... Read More

Day Trip to New Jersey Festival of Ballooning 

If you’d like a day trip suggestion that will take you up, up and away, then look no further because there is a perfect opportunity coming up soon that rises above all the rest! From July 26 through July 28, you will have three days from which to choose... Read More

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Celebrating the Start of Summer

I get giddy with the bounty of fresh produce that early summer brings to food markets. Everything seems crisper, brighter, more flavorful, and our daily dining becomes more focused on fruits and vegetables. One of my favorite ways to highlight the colors... Read More

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Middletown’s Chloe Hoban Shares Messages of Kindness

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