Category: Town Journal

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

Helping Abused Children Recover

By Marion Lynch There are nearly three confirmed incidents of child sex abuse every day in New Jersey. These are not crimes committed by strangers, but by parents, guardians, family...

October 2, 2015 | comments

Atlantic Highlands Ryan Moloney Featured in Video in Times Square

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – The Moloney family of Atlantic Highlands is pretty excited these days. That’s because on Saturday, Sept. 19, Ryan Moloney will be one of the faces featured on...

September 21, 2015 | comments

Stephy’s Place: A Place for Solace

By Judy O’Gorman Alvarez RED BANK – After she lost her husband in the 9/11 World Trade Center tragedy, Sheila Martello found that every morning was a struggle to get...

August 31, 2015 | comments

Hunger Knows No Summer Break

BY HEATHER NELSON RED BANK – Need and hunger have no season, but donations sure do. During the summer months, local food pantries struggle to keep their shelves stocked to...

August 27, 2015 | comments

Middletown Man Celebrates 105 Years Young!

By Jay Cook William “Austin” Clark, a Middletown resident since 1967, reached a rather remarkable milestone earlier last week, celebrating his 105 birthday on August 5. “There was nothing special,...

August 13, 2015 | comments

Archibald Wins Atlantic Highlands’s First Boro-Contested Primary

Atlantic Highlands – With a stunning 65 percent of GOP registered voters in the borough turning out Tuesday, Councilman Jack Archibald easily won the Republican nomination for Mayor in the...

June 7, 2015 | comments

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