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Have Yourself a Merry Pentatonix Christmas

By Lauren Hoffman Back in 2011, five vocalists came together to form the a cappella group, Pentatonix. Within the same year, members Mitch Gassi, Scott Hoying, Avi Kaplan, Kirstin Maldonado, and Kevin Olusola went on to win the third season of NBC’s The Sing-Off. Winning the show came with a $200,000 grand prize, along with a recording contract with Sony Records. Today, the multi-talented group has over 11.6 million subscribers on YouTube and more than 1.8 billion total views. With their ...

Knollwood School Students Mark “Week of Respect”

October 4 through 7 marked the Week of Respect, and students at Knollwood School in Fair Haven joined in a variety of educational and meaningful activities during the state-mandated week. All aspects of respect, from showing kindness to embracing differences, are reinforced throughout the year at Knollwood School. The students build on the understanding even more during the yearly Week of Respect. “The Week of Respect is a favorite celebration here at Knollwood School, thanks to the positive ...

Holmdel High School PTSO’s Success At Second Annual Colorfest

The weather was beautiful as the community gathered to run, walk, or stroll through 1.5 miles of color in the second annual ColorFest, held on the campus of Holmdel High School on Saturday, October 15. The HHS PTSO would like to thank all of their sponsors, donors, and vendors for their individual efforts and contributions that helped make it a very successful event. Many thanks, also, to all the wonderful volunteers and participants for their support and hard work. Supporters included: ...

Ranney Field Hockey Players Make All-Star Team

Ranney School varsity field hockey players Caroline Epstein (a senior) of Rumson and Cady Gentile (a junior) of Atlantic Highlands made the NJ 2016 Prep B Field Hockey All-Stars. Caroline earned a spot on the 1st Team and Cady earned an Honorable Mention. Cady Gentile and Victoria Cuciniello (a junior) of Freehold were also selected to represent Ranney on the Shore Conference B Central All-Division team. This team is voted on by the Shore Conference Field Hockey Coaches. Cady and Caroline ...

Science Fair At Lincroft School Proves Learning Is Fun

By Les Pierce Attending a lecture or reading a chapter in a textbook are the learning experiences that students usually encounter in the classroom. However, acquiring education through hands-on activity usually results in knowledge acquired that will last a lifetime, and the experience can be fun. Some 90 students working on 45 projects embarked on such an adventure at the annual Lincroft Elementary School Science Fair. The fair was open to third, fourth, and fifth grade pupils.  ...

Let’s Dish! Let’s Talk About Sachertorte

By MaryAnn Miano We celebrate several holidays in December, but did you know that December 5 is National Sachertorte Day? This delectably decadent dessert is an elegant chocolate cake that originated in Vienna. “Torte” is a German word for cake. Actually, it is the word to use when you are making a particularly “fancy” cake, as opposed to the word “kuchen” for the more mundane variety of cake (is there even such a thing?) Sachertorte is a famous Austrian cake served on festive ...

Forrest dale School Partners With Chhange At Brookdale

Thanks to a generous grant from the Rumson PTO, Forrestdale School is partnering with Chhange (Center for Holocaust, Human Rights, and Genocide Education) center at Brookdale Community College to offer educational opportunities to the seventh and eighth grade. The Chhange Center was founded in 1979 as the Center for Holocaust Studies to provide education and historical information on the Holocaust and genocide, and to promote the elimination of antisemitism and all forms of prejudice that ...

Woman’s Club of Middletown Prepares for Holidays

The holiday activities for the daytime and evening members of the Woman’s Club of Middletown are well underway. Members will hold their annual Holiday Luncheon on Saturday, December 3 at the Crown Palace, Highway 35 Middletown. Members will be collecting hats, gloves, and scarves for Calico Cat, in addition to their monthly food donations. The decorated gift trees for the club’s 17th annual Holiday Gift Trees Project are currently in place at the PNC Bank, Chapel Hill; the Santander Bank ...

Holmdel “Voyagers” Honored By Johns Hopkins Center For Talented Youth

Benjamin Kuleshov and Abhay Rao, students from Holmdel, were honored recently as two of the brightest middle school students in the world at an international awards ceremony sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY). The center honored Benjamin and Abhay, both William R. Satz School students enrolled in Voyagers, the Holmdel district’s Gifted and Talented program, for their exceptional performance on the SAT, ACT, or similar college-readiness assessment ...

Making Merry In Red Bank

By Gena Ansell-Lande The holidays are officially upon us, and December in Red Bank is particularly charming. Decked out in holiday cheer, the warmth of this small community is infectious. Sparkling lights, festive decorations, and plenty of ways to celebrate all make Red Bank the place to be this holiday season. Christmas Scavenger Hunt Now through December 18 Join the holiday fun and visit over 40 participating businesses to figure out which holiday song inspired the window ...