Category: Lifestyles

Bringing Patsy Cline Ballads and Tunes to Monmouth County

By Mary Ann Bourbeau WEST LONG BRANCH – Reagan Richards is currently living a life that closely emulates that of her idol, Patsy Cline, the country music legend who died...

July 7, 2016 | comments

Restaurant Review: Barrio Costero

  Barrio Costero Rating:  Good Now, for something completely different! Our area has no shortage of Mexican restaurants, but with few exceptions, most are more similar than not. Barrio Costero,...

June 30, 2016 | comments

Filling Bowls with Art and Sustenance

  Story and photos by Allison M. Perrine RED BANK ­– The Empty Bowls Project collaborated with Monmouth County Arts Council’s Teen Arts Festival to host its second joint fundraiser...

May 19, 2016 | comments

Painting Women Exhibit May 5 to June 26

RED BANK – “Women Paint Women,” is a new group exhibition of paintings by emerging and established artists Karissa Harvey, Kathleen Heron, Pat Hutchinson, Shoshana Kertesz, Sharon Sayegh, Elaine Shor,...

April 27, 2016 | comments

Phoenix Productions to present ‘The Little Mermaid’

RED BANK – Phoenix Productions will present its revival of Disney’s Broadway musical, “The Little Mermaid” at the Count Basie Theatre for a two-weekend run beginning April 29. Based on the Hans...

April 27, 2016 | comments

Cinco de Mayo It’s More Than Margaritas, It’s Rich in History

By Mary Ann Bourbeau RED BANK – The Fifth of May commemorates the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. And...

April 27, 2016 | comments

Paul Campanella: Mentoring Youth To Success

By Joseph Sapia People say Paul Campanella is a great guy. But he says that is just the teacher and coach in him, acting naturally. “I would not trade my job...

April 24, 2016 | comments

Scene On Stage: Becket

French dramatist Jean Anouilh (1910-1987) claims to have written “Becket” “by chance,” after reading an account of 12th-century English history in which some 30 pages were devoted to the story...

April 21, 2016 | comments

Reel Remarks: French New Wave

In some circumstances, conflict brings resolution, criticism gives way to celebration, and formula is abolished by experiment. Welcome, the French New Wave. While not an official movement, the term was...

April 21, 2016 | comments

Clippings: Gardening Events Around Town

It’s time for the Great Spring Perennial Plant Swap, Saturday, April 23 at Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown. Plants must be dropped off between 8:30 and 10 a.m., and plant selection...

April 19, 2016 | comments

Prepping for Summer Salads

By Gretchen Van Benthuysen Local garden centers have begun stocking flats of lettuce and vegetables that do well in cool weather and taste so delicious when you cut, wash and...

April 17, 2016 | comments

Hummingbird Mania

By David Saidnawey Spring is a wonderful time of year for bird and nature lovers. Spring and summer migrants like warblers, kinglets, ospreys and many others are beginning to arrive throughout...

April 16, 2016 | comments

Atlantic Highlands Looking for Favorite Trees

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – The borough’s Shade Tree Commission is sponsoring a photo contest in celebration of Arbor Day. The contest, “My Favorite Tree,” is open to all ages. Entrants are encouraged...

April 15, 2016 | comments

What’s New in Bridal Trends …

  As the wedding industry continues to grow year after year so will the trends. Here are five more non-traditional ideas to make your wedding day unforgettable.   CHANGE UP...

March 19, 2016 | comments

Choosing a Wedding Cake: It’s All a Matter of Taste

By Judy O’Gorman Alvarez The guests may be dressed to the nines and the bride may be wearing layers of satin, but the wedding cake may be naked. Naked cakes...

March 19, 2016 | comments

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