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Family Resource Associates Gives Hope And Help To Families

by Gretchen C. Van Benthuysen Nearly 30 years ago Maire Merritt gave birth to her second daughter, Eileen, who has Down syndrome. “I knew nothing about Down syndrome or cognitive...

December 22, 2015 | comments

New Museum Will Highlight Laird’s Legacy

Story and Photos by Laura D.C. Kolnoski Lisa Laird Dunn is still making history – and America’s oldest blended Applejack. The ninth generation steward of Laird’s Distillery is turning an...

December 22, 2015 | comments

Dear Santa: Rotary Club Answers Wishes

By John Burton RED BANK — Santa Claus is answering the letters from children. Spoiler Alert: It’s not really Santa. But this holiday season members of the Red Bank Rotary...

December 17, 2015 | comments

Festive Ferry Trip Lifts Spirits of Sick Kids

HIGHLANDS – Dreams come true, at least small ones. And for one glorious afternoon on Saturday, they did, when Dennis and Linda McGinnis of Jason’s Dreams for Kids turned Seastreak’s...

December 17, 2015 | comments

Improvements Planned For Shrewsbury’s Manson Park

By John Burton SHREWSBURY – Expect to see some changes to the borough’s Manson Park in 2016. The Borough Council plans to take advantage of a county-awarded $104,000 grant to...

December 14, 2015 | comments

Fort Hancock’s Officers Row Buildings Eyed For Residential Use

By Liz Sheehan | SANDY HOOK – The National Park Service is negotiating with potential lessees for the first three of 32 available properties, in historic Fort Hancock. The residential...

December 13, 2015 | comments

Volunteer Squads Hold Christmas Tree Sales to Raise Funds

By Muriel J. Smith |  It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas all over the Two River area, but the spirit of the season shines especially bright in the...

December 12, 2015 | comments

Enforcement Lags On Lawn Fertilizer Limits

  By John Burton The 2011 state statute that instituted a limit on some fertilizers—supported by environmentalist groups—has one problem. “Of course, as with all laws, enforcement and implementation is...

December 12, 2015 | comments

The Rich History Boating on the Navesink River

  Story and Photo by Art Petrosemolo | The growth of Monmouth County and its historic river towns is intertwined with the nautical history of Sandy Hook Bay and the...

December 11, 2015 | comments

Christmas Trees Are A Growth Business At Lincroft Farm

  By John Burton | MIDDLETOWN – For the last three decades, it’s been all about Christmas for the Kohl family. “I just love seeing people so happy,” said Pat...

December 11, 2015 | comments

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