Category: Town Journal

Middletown Teen Awarded ShopRite/Dove Scholarship

by Marie Soldo MIDDLETOWN – Three years ago in a Philadelphia hospital room filled with family and supportive get well cards, Emily Calabro was determined to win her fight against...

June 28, 2017 | comments

Collier School Grows Gardens, Crops and Minds

By Gretchen C. Van Benthuysen As the inaugural growing season winds down at Caramore Farm in the Wickatunk section of Marlboro, it’s clear that more than vegetables have been cultivated....

October 31, 2016 | comments

A Neighborhood Bookstore Endures

  By Gretchen C. Van Benthuysen FAIR HAVEN – When you walk into River Road Books on River Road you won’t see tables and shelves filled with dozens of the...

January 14, 2016 | 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

Oceanport Teen Crowned Miss New Jersey Teen USA 2016

Gina Mellish, 16, of Oceanport was crowned Miss New Jersey Teen USA 2016 in the final round of competition held at the Hilton Parsippany Hotel on Oct. 18. This was...

November 27, 2015 | comments

Historic Four Corners Lantern Tour

The annual Historic Four Corners Lantern Tour will be held Friday, Dec. 4 at 6 and 8 p.m. with reservations now available for the space limited event. The annual event...

November 27, 2015 | comments

Volunteer of the Year Is Champion for Children

  By Muriel J. Smith RED BANK – Susan Barker Smith was named Volunteer of the Year in the Junior League of Monmouth County’s annual Women Making a Difference award...

November 21, 2015 | comments

Holiday Express Tunes Up for Another Season

Story and photos by Madelynne Kislovsky A unique kind of holiday spirit jingled through the air on a Monday night as Holiday Express began their first rehearsal of the season. The...

November 13, 2015 | comments

‘Tis the Season for Giving

By Madelynne Kislovsky WHEN WRITING OUT your holiday shopping list, people filled with the holiday spirit may want to keep the area charities and nonprofit organizations in mind.
Many charities in...

November 6, 2015 | comments

Keeping Tiny Babies Warm and Comforted

By Muriel J. Smith Betty Anderson rocks. And she knits. And because she does both of these things every week, there are dozens of little babies who are thriving, happy,...

October 17, 2015 | comments