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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

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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