Netflix Gets First Project Extension, RWJBarnabas Health Its Fourth
The challenges of redeveloping a 100-year-old former military base took center stage during May’s monthly meeting of the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA) as representatives for two major projects – Netflix at Fort Monmouth Studios and a new campus for Monmouth Medical Center – requested and received time extensions.
Fair Haven Council Discusses Upcoming Projects
Multiple projects that include upgrades to and construction of borough facilities were on the agenda at the latest council meeting. In a meeting that lasted nearly four hours, council members were given an overview of the borough’s stormwater management mandates, an update on the renovation process at borough facilities, and a presentation by the Two River Wastewater Reclamation Authority.
Mean Girls Musical Movie Finishes Filming in Middletown
In the words of Gretchen Wieners, “That was so fetch.”
“The Prom” Highlights Broadway Veterans
It’s prom season, and everyone is invited!
Middletown North, RFH Return to Baseball Sectional Finals
Reaching the Central Jersey Group 3 championship game for a second straight year is special for Middletown North. Beating your archrival to get there made it extra special.
Mental Health Groups Team Up to Emphasize Self-Care This Summer
Warmer months are ahead of us and although cold dark weather can bring on the blues, summer comes with its own set of challenges for those struggling with mental health.
LaRosa Joins CFC as Director of Business Development
Marielaina LaRosa FARMINGDALE – CFC Loud N Clear announced Marielaina LaRosa has joined the...
A Seafood Tasting Dinner
When two very talented chefs decide to team up and create a tasting menu dinner, you can expect something special. And that is exactly what occurred recently when chef Chris Calabrese of Nettie’s House of Spaghetti of Tinton Falls and chef Bradley Rodriguez of Spring Lake Seafood joined forces to offer a seven-course Seafood Tasting dinner at Nettie’s.
It Takes a Licking: A Sampling of Ice Creams
There are lots of ice cream shops in the Two River area, so it seemed like a fun endeavor to select a half dozen or so, get a couple of pints from each one, and hold an ice cream tasting. We did not include pre-packed ice creams, which are readily available in the freezer section of area food markets and grocery stores; we chose only hand-packed pints and taste-tested them at home. Young and old weighed in on their favorites.
Goodbye Winter Wine Dinner
There was a pent-up demand to convene a like-minded group of food and wine lovers for a dinner that offered a sharing of interesting bottles of wine paired with specific dishes of a multicourse meal. Chef Michael Tornillo of Gaia Bistro in Monmouth Beach likes nothing better than rising to the challenge of creating a dinner menu comprised of unique dishes that are both delicious and wine-friendly, and as always, he set a high benchmark with this special menu.
Now, Little Buca, a new restaurant in Little Silver, has found the way to prepare and serve fine Italian food in an unpretentious, warm and relaxed setting.
Best Dishes Of 2022
If you enjoy discovering new culinary favorites from previously existing restaurants – or from newly opened area restaurants – as much as I do, 2022 was a good year for us. It was fun to look back and make a list of the most memorable dishes I ate. Here are some of my favorites, in no particular order.
Rock Review: Local Pride – Christian Sparacio
Sparacio has been creating and performing music for years. He will be performing at Red Tank Brewing...
Rock Review: Expanding Horizons
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Beloved Arts Educator Retires From Count Basie
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Shakespeare for High School Students – 2021 Virtual Style
Two River Theater's popular education program, A Little Shakespeare, has morphed into a new program during the pandemic: Tiny Shakes: Romeo and Juliet.
Rock Review: Country By The Shore
Williams Honor singer/songwriters Gordon Brown and Reagan Richards.Photo credit Williams Honor By Chris Spiewak As...