Day Trip: To Caves and Caverns
By Joanne Colella
As the dog days of summer approach, area residents generally seek out a variety of ways for keeping cool. The most obvious choices are a dip in the pool, a ride to the beach, perhaps a run through the sprinkler, and certainly a taste of one’s favorite ice cream. But for those who may want a uniquely cool – both literally and figuratively – option, here’s another day trip to try: caves and caverns.
Pennsylvania boasts a number of destinations that are popular with ...
Straight from the Table: The Poached Pear
By Lori Draz
This month, our eager diners traveled to Point Pleasant Beach, a town that is in no way short on restaurants. Point Pleasant Beach has one of the longest and most diverse restaurant rows, not just along Arnold Avenue, but on the side streets and right down to the boardwalk. Fish off the boats, Italian, high-end, casual, from well-known names like Jack Baker’s and Joe Leone’s to Surf Taco – it’s not hard to find any of it at Point Pleasant Beach. And there, in a humble ...
Historic Havens: Ocean Beach Club
By Lori Draz
The drive along Ocean Avenue from Deal through Long Branch is full of head-turning homes and spectacular ocean views. As grand as these homes are, the history of the area is even grander. Built during the economically explosive gilded age, these summer homes, humbly referred to as cottages, attracted presidents, industrialists, government officials, and celebrities, all who came to bask in the Jersey Shore sun.
Among them was a private residence that would go on to become the ...
Candlelight Vigil Honors Heroes
By Nicholas Deckmejian
They came to remember the names of heroes. Heroes who committed themselves to the true meaning of what it is to be a law enforcer – a protector of the people.
On July 12, residents and police officers from throughout Monmouth County united to honor these heroes for responding to fear with bravery and sacrificing their lives during the deadly shootings in Dallas, Texas.
Police departments from all over the county, along with an overwhelming turnout of the local ...