Category: Lifestyles

Holiday Express Celebrates 25 Years

By Mary Ann Bourbeau | Tim McLoone started Holiday Express as a way to spread Christmas cheer to those with the greatest need. The idea came about in 1991 when...

December 4, 2017 | comments

Project Write Now Invites Visiting Writer to Shares Her Wisdom

By Elizabeth Jannuzzi | RED BANK – “You have the authority,” said Heather Harpham. “You are the storyteller!” In a packed room on Sept. 30 at Project Write Now’s studio...

December 2, 2017 | comments

Theater Review: ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’

By Gretchen C. Van Benthuysen | It’s always amazed me how insults delivered with an upper-class English accent don’t sound so harsh. For instance, “I never saw anybody take so...

December 1, 2017 | comments

Prepping for the Holidays

By Judy O’Gorman Alvarez | We know exactly when the holidays come along – it’s the same date every year. Yet for some reason, many of us seem surprised.
As we...

November 30, 2017 | comments

Rock Review: Healing Powers

By Chris Spiewak | Music is one of the most amazing forms of art. It has the ability to stir many different emotions like happiness, sadness, love and anger. Music...

November 24, 2017 | comments

Wizards Whipping Up Some Winter Tunes

By Mary Ann Bourbeau | RED BANK – Scott Kelly works in the software business most of the year. Like many people, he takes on a second job at the...

November 23, 2017 | comments

Hacking the Thanksgiving Food Fest

By Joe Stein | With Thanksgiving coming up, this is the time of year many people start to panic about how the start of the holiday season will impact their...

November 22, 2017 | comments

Relieving Stress Through Pottery

Story and photo by Jennifer Driscoll | LINCROFT – The arts program at Thompson Park started with ceramics classes almost 30 years ago, but art instructors Katie Stone and Mary...

November 21, 2017 | comments

Celebrating the ’60s: Monmouth Theater Students ‘Let the Sunshine In’

By Mary Ann Bourbeau | WEST LONG BRANCH – Monmouth University’s department of music and theater arts is staging the rock musical “Hair” in honor of the show’s 50th anniversary....

November 16, 2017 | comments

The MCHA Tracks Sandy, Five Years On

By Rick Geffken | The Monmouth County Historical Association (MCHA) welcomed a steady stream of visitors to its headquarters during an appropriately reminiscent rainy and windy day on Sunday afternoon,...

November 12, 2017 | comments