Seventh Annual Holiday Express Sunset Benefit Clambake
By Joanne Colella
Before we know it, September will be upon us – and with it comes the opportunity to enjoy a spectacular, festive afternoon to bring the summer season to a joyful close, so mark your calendar now! Get ready to kick off your shoes and party with friends on Sunday, September 14 on the beach at Pier Village in Long Branch, where the nonprofit organization Holiday Express will host the Seventh Annual Holiday Express Sunset Benefit Clambake. This year’s event will be held ...
By Thomas H. Yorke
Managing Director, Oceanic Capital Management LLC
The Benefits of “Playing Defense”
In ice hockey, each team has five skaters and only two defenders, but often it’s time to play more defensively, the coach changes things up, and the team plays in the neutral zone of center ice. The same is true for investing; the trick is the timing.
Recently, we witnessed a good example of why playing defense can be so important. In hours, Gaza escalated into a ground war, and ...
Words from Counsel: Focus on Family Law
By Sylvia S. Costantino, Esq.
For decades, men were the sole breadwinners in the family. As such, women were left to tend to the home, the children, and occasionally pursue an outside career, albeit part-time. When a divorce occurred, the result was often financially devastating to the wife, and thus, alimony was born.
While original alimony laws strove to protect wives from becoming penniless in the event of a divorce, the dynamics of our society have ...
Day Trip to The Land of Make Believe
By Joanne Colella
The dog days of summer will soon be dwindling down, and many of us – especially the young and young-at-heart -- hate to see this season come to a close. A great way to pretend that September is not just around the corner is with a day trip to the Land of Make Believe, nestled in the foothills of the Jenny Jump Mountains in the historic town of Hope, New Jersey!
Now celebrating its 60th anniversary year, the award-winning Land of Make Believe and Pirate’s Cove has ...
Let’s Dish! Let’s Talk About Marshmallows
By MaryAnn Miano
Gooey, sticky, squishy, and sweet – the epitomes of a summer time treat: the marshmallow! If you’ve never experienced roasting the confection over an open flame in the summertime, you certainly have been missing out on an iconic symbol of summer.
For those who have delighted in its taste, have you ever wondered where marshmallows come from? Of course, the marshmallow is a candy, but it actually was once made from the sap of marshmallow plants. The marshmallow plant is a ...
August 2014 Special Events
Summer Shorts Film Festival – 7:15 p.m. at Congregation B’nai Israel (CBI), 171 Ridge Road in Rumson. Do you love short films? Dramas? Documentaries? Comedies? The Summer Shorts program will feature a lineup of award-winning short films, including Jewish Film Festival favorites such as the 2014 Oscar Award winner for best documentary short subject. The run time for the program is 90 minutes. The program is geared for adults. Members and non-members of CBI are welcome. Tickets ...
Working Class…From Job Seeker to Money Maker
By Marjorie Kavanagh, Owner & President of Panoramic Resumes, LLC
Rejection is a necessary evil when it comes to the job search process. Most times however, it is not an objection of who you are or a discounting of your life’s work and experience. No matter what form it comes in – by phone, email, snail mail, or, even worse, no response – rejection feels very personal. Managing expectations and learning how to handle rejection will help ameliorate the demoral...
By Glen J. Dalakian, Sr.
Why do people shop at chain retailers? Why do people frequent the same restaurants? More often than not, it’s consistency. We all like to be thought of as adventurous and unique, but many times, we follow the same habits that fall within our individual comfort zone.
As a leader, it’s important to be consistent, especially in areas such as work ethic, moral standards, and considerations. How would two employees feel if one was making substantia...