Category: Lifestyles

Making it on Broadway – For a Moment

By Judy O’Gorman Alvarez This may not be the first time Lincroft resident Katie Cartier has been onscreen – if you count the flash mob dances, cheerleading segments or swim...

September 15, 2016 | comments

Finding a Common Bond in Tragic Loss

  By Judy O’Gorman Alvarez Dorothea Wotton wasn’t even 2 years old when her father Rodney died in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. She doesn’t remember the...

September 8, 2016 | comments

Theater Review: ‘Iago’ at NJ Repertory Company

        By Gretchen C. Van Benthuysen As if there weren’t already enough intrigue, backstabbing and romance going on in Shakespeare’s “Othello,” a new play called “Iago” puts...

September 1, 2016 | comments

Why Scouts Are a Good Activity for Kids

  By Rosemary Daniels Thinking about back to school activities for your child? If you have never been involved in Scouting, you may wonder why 11,169 girls and 6,181 in...

August 29, 2016 | comments

A Midsummer’s Night Wine Dinner

Story and photo by Bob Sacks Summertime cries out for thirst-quenching white and rosé wines; certainly this summer’s oppressive heat and humidity, even more so, but die-hard wine drinkers will seek out...

August 29, 2016 | comments

Meghan MacNeal and Craig London

Donald and Maureen MacNeal of Rumson are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Meghan Kelly, to Craig Richard London, son of Linda Lipka of Colchester, Connecticut. Meghan is...

August 26, 2016 | comments

Jennifer Tomaino and Joseph Hall

Jennifer Elizabeth Tomaino and Joseph Brendan Hall were married on the beach in Asbury Park, April 22, 2016, with a reception at McLoone’s Supper Club. The wedding was officiated by...

August 26, 2016 | comments

50th Wedding Anniversary: Jim and Carol Quirk

James F. and Carol Ann (Christopher) Quirk of Rumson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 20. The couple was married Aug. 20, 1966 by the Rev. Thomas C. McNally at...

August 26, 2016 | comments

Meredith Taylor and Jim Armstrong

Meredith Taylor and Jim Armstrong Meredith Larkin Taylor and James John Armstrong are pleased to announce their upcoming wedding. Meri is the daughter of Michael and Nancy Taylor of Doylestown,...

August 26, 2016 | comments

Restaurant Review: Graze

Graze Rating: Good    The “Local Food” movement is the latest dining trend in many of the hottest big city restaurants, but it seems more likely to better succeed in...

August 11, 2016 | comments

Restaurant Review: Matata Asian Cuisine

Matata Asian Cuisine Rating: Good        How could the origin of the name Matata on the sign of a Pan Asian Restaurant on Route 35 North in Middletown,...

July 28, 2016 | comments

An American Classic Comes to Holmdel

By Mary Ann Bourbeau HOLMDEL – Ceci Lihn is going to have a birthday like no other. July 22 – the day she turns 9 years old – will be...

July 21, 2016 | comments

The Secret Lives of Bees: They May Be Buzzing Next Door  

By Karen J. Irvine While many may doubt the validity of New Jersey’s moniker the “Garden State,” three Jersey Shore professionals are doing their part to keep the “garden” in...

July 14, 2016 | comments

Restaurant Review: The Grand Tavern

  The Grand Tavern Rating: Good+    We usually avoid restaurants that practice a no-reservations policy; 40 minutes had passed and we were still waiting to be seated at the...

July 14, 2016 | comments

RBC Teens Bring American Friendship to Cuba

By Muriel J. Smith RED BANK – Let the governments of the United States and Cuba quibble and argue over their policies, but two volleyball players from Red Bank Catholic High...

July 14, 2016 | comments

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