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Drew’s Bayshore Bistro

We decided to kick off the summer with a long drive along the Bayshore towns, and we’re happy to report that the rebuilding efforts are paying off in many places. But all that driving works up an appetite, so we were thrilled when we got to Keyport and walked into Drew’s Bayshore Bistro. Now, let’s […]

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Special Events for July 2017

July 1 through 26 “Summer Show of Painters” Exhibit – at the Guild of Creative Art, 620 Broad Street, Shrewsbury.                 Summery images will delight the eye in The Guild of Creative Art’s cool main gallery during the month of July. The all-member, all-media exhibit will feature an opening reception on Sunday, July 9 from

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New Jersey Lighthouses

Here’s an enlightening suggestion for a unique day trip: think lighthouses! New Jersey has many to explore, and they’re important and historic parts of our coastal heritage. You’ll appreciate the distinctive differences in the architecture and informative displays that show how the mechanisms of lighthouses function and the role they’ve played in the community, sometimes

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Whitewater River Excursions

With the arrival of June and the start of summer, there may be no better time to plan a day trip on the water – as in, an exciting whitewater river trip! Whether it’s a lazy tubing excursion or a more active ride in a kayak, canoe, or raft that you seek, there are plenty

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Let’s Talk About Hazelnuts

June 1 is National Hazelnut Cake Day. Although we don’t give hazelnuts or hazelnut cake a lot of thought, the nuts that are the basis of this delicious cake have an interesting “nutty” history. A fascinating discovery was made in 1995 on an island called Colonsay in Scotland. This discovery showed evidence of large-scale nut

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Pancakes Aplenty

Did you know there are countless possibilities when making pancakes? There are so many combinations, so many creative flavors you can invent, and so many breakfast and dinner meals you can craft – all with a little help from a book such as Pancakes Aplenty by Ruth Ellen Church. This collection of scrumptious recipes is

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