Category: Lifestyles

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

Actor Reprises ‘Our Town’ Role 60 Years Later

By Judy O’Gorman Alvarez | MIDDLETOWN – His costume size may be a few sizes larger, but when Lincroft resident and amateur actor Rick Makin takes the stage at the...

November 10, 2017 | comments

A Little Bit of Nashville Comes to the Jersey Shore

By Mary Ann Bourbeau | ASBURY PARK – As a musician, Pat Guadagno knows where his strengths lie. “I’m not a songwriter,” he said. “I’m a performer and entertainer.” So...

November 9, 2017 | comments

Theater Review: ‘Mutual Philanthropy’

By Gretchen C. Van Benthuysen | American millionaires in the 21st century have changed. No longer are they a monolithic group of white Anglo-Saxon Protestants who disproportionately control social and...

November 2, 2017 | comments