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Let’s Dish! Let’s Talk About Tapioca

By MaryAnn Miano Imagine eating food made from a violently poisonous plant! That is what we do every time we eat tapioca pudding. The roots of most varieties of the plant that tapioca is derived from are bitter and can contain enough cyanide to be toxic. Yet, by the time we put it into puddings, tapioca is as mild and healthful as any food. Centuries ago, the Indians of the Amazon somehow discovered the secret of this strange food. Tapioca comes from the big, juicy roots of the cassava or ...

Special Events

July 4 Oceanfest 2014 – 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on the half-mile oceanfront promenade between Seven Presidents Park and the Ocean Place Resort & Spa in Long Branch. This annual Fourth of July tradition is a free, family-oriented festival that attracts thousands of local residents and visitors from throughout the region. Activities will include master sand sculpting exhibits on the beach, strolling entertainers, live music of every imaginable type, food vendors, craft vendors, and lots ...

Day Trip to The High Line

By Joanne Colella In the sweltering heat of summer, one may not often think in terms of a day trip to the concrete jungle of New York City. And although most people are very familiar with the green expanses of Central Park, many may not be aware of another garden setting that offers visitors a uniquely cool perspective – on many levels – of the city’s landscape. Part park, part promenade, and celebrating its fifth anniversary this summer, The High Line is a free, public space on ...

“Kortney’s Challenge” Returns to Monmouth Park

Two Mile FUN Run/Walk Scheduled for August 10 The Kortney Rose Foundation (KRF) has announced it will host its ninth annual Kortney’s Challenge Two Mile FUN Run/Walk on Sunday, August 10 at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport (rain or shine). The foundation’s signature family event, sponsored by Monmouth Park, Les Friedland Associates, LTD., Turning Point Restaurants, and WBI, raises funds for research and treatment of pediatric brain tumors, the leading cause of tumor-related deaths in ...

Presbyterians Going Casual for Summer

The 124-year-old First Presbyterian Church in Atlantic Highlands will depart from the norm on upcoming Sundays when it institutes summer-long casual worship services in its air-conditioned Fellowship Hall, located in the rear of the sanctuary. All area residents are invited to attend the 11 a.m. service on Sunday, July 6, which marks the fifth Sunday after Pentecost. The Rev. Paul F. Rack will mark Independence Day weekend by preaching on "Godly Government," based on Psalm 72, which the ...

Local Fireworks Displays and Celebrations for Fourth of July Weekend

The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders wishes everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July weekend, and reminds residents that most county offices will be closed on Friday, July 4 in observance of the holiday. All county parks and golf courses will remain open. “As our celebration of American independence and freedom takes place with friends and family at picnics, barbecues and fireworks displays, we should remember the brave acts and sacrifices that made this all possible,” ...

Summer Blood Shortage and Fourth of July Need

Central Jersey Blood Center (CJBC) is issuing a critical alert to all New Jersey residents regarding an ongoing blood shortage in the state of New Jersey and a call to action to donate blood this coming week. The Fourth of July holiday week and the summer months always usher a significant drop in blood donations, yet the need for lifesaving blood may actually increase during this time. In an effort to ensure a stable blood supply for our region during this critical time, Central Jersey Blood ...