Holmdel High School Ranked #1 In Monmouth County
Holmdel High School students had a great deal to celebrate last month when they returned to school, as the district recently learned that the high school moved up from its 2014 No. 12 ranking to capture the No. 7 spot on the latest New Jersey Monthly listing of the “Top 100 Public High Schools.” This year’s ranking also places Holmdel in the top spot in Monmouth County.
According to the magazine, the methodology for this year’s ranking differed slightly from that of previous years, ...
Colts Neck Alliance Provides Funding For Library Books
The mission of the Colts Neck Alliance for the Prevention of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse is to provide prevention of substance abuse through education. In meeting its goals, the Alliance has donated funding to the Colts Neck Library for the purchase of books. The Alliance gets its funding through Drug Enforcement and Demand Reduction funds (DEDR) through the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (GCADA). This September, the library displayed some of the new acquisitions in conjunction ...
Business Matters: Your Vote Counts
By Glen J. Dalakian, Sr.
Should we throw away our right to vote? Your opinion counts only if you choose to express it, and the polls are a good place to start. I cannot recall when there has ever been such confusion around election time. There has always been the typical flurry of accusations by candidates and mud-slinging between parties, which is what we have all come to expect from the November fray. But this year, to me at least, something is very different.
For the purposes of this ...
Try Something Different On Saturday
St. George’s-by-the-River Episcopal Church announces an additional weekly service with Holy Eucharist, being held every Saturday at 5:00 p.m. Their new “Come as You Are” Saturday service welcomes people of all denominations. Bring a friend!
The public has had a very positive reaction to the service, as seen in comments posted on the church’s Facebook page, including:
"Amazing service. Absolutely LOVED the Saturday night service! Thank you St. George’s!"
"Loved this service! ...
In The Schools- Colts Neck Board of Education
By Tony Senk
Looking Forward to an “Amazing” School Year
At the September 7 Colts Neck Board of Education meeting, superintendent of schools MaryJane Garibay updated board members and meeting attendees on a number of enhancements and additions to the schools and student curriculums that she said will help make the 2016-2017 school year “amazing.”
Speaking about the new innovation labs at the three schools, she said, “The innovation labs, based upon what is known as the ...
Teen Scene: Nicholas Villalobos-Best
By Lori Draz and Nicholas Villalobos-Best
Welcome to Teen Scene. Each month, our young authors write, in their own voice, stories that will educate and inform fellow students and parents. If you are a teen who would like to write your story, contact The Journal. We’ll help you polish it up, so don’t worry – let’s just get to sharing.
This month’s author is Nicholas Villalobos-Best, a 17-year-old senior at Red Bank Regional High School. As the holidays draw near, many people show ...
October At The Oceanic Library
By Lori Draz
October is full of terrific programs at the Oceanic Library. There is something interesting for every age, including many very entertaining Totally Awesome Tuesdays for grades K and up. All programs are held at 3:45 p.m. Registration is mandatory and parents must remain in library. Come on out and join in the fun.
Raise the Roof Fundraiser
The Oceanic Library hosted its Raise the Roof fundraiser on Sunday, September 11 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The fundraiser honored Joe ...
Seasonal Tips From Garden Club R.F.D.
In late summer and early September, when the outdoor markets and home gardens are bursting with tomatoes, peppers, and melons, it can make you forget that autumn and early winter can also be as fruitful as the spring and summer seasons. You can have a second season of growth, providing you choose appropriate crops, enriched soil, and provide adequate water. You can replace your lettuces, peas, and brassicas (broccoli and all of its relatives) with new plantings that will take off quickly in a ...
Happy First Anniversary to Koi Asian Cuisine
By Lori Draz
Happy one year anniversary to Koi Asian Cuisine of Hazlet, where the artful, flavorful taste of Asia awaits you! The newly renovated interior, with its hints of gold and sleek leather chairs, sets the mood for meals that consistently receive four and five star ratings on Yelp and Trip Advisor.
Sushi leads the way at this authentic and attractive eatery, and there is plenty to choose from, including hand-made rolls, platters, combinations, and specials, all made with the ...
Annual Election Day Luncheon, Dinner, and Craft Bazaar
It’s time again for the Colts Neck Reformed Church’s 150th Election Day Luncheon, Dinner, and Craft Bazaar. This year’s festivities will be held on Tuesday, November 8 at the Colts Neck Reformed Church, located on Route 537 in Colts Neck.
Two reserved luncheon seatings will be available, at 11:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Open seating will be based upon availability. Take-out orders are available beginning at 11:00 a.m. The price is $10 for adults and $5 for children under age 12. The menu ...