Serenity Stables From Combat To Calm Hosts Veterans Meet and Greet Day
By Lori Draz
On October 26, Rene Stone, founder of Serenity Stables from Combat to Calm, hosted a horse meet and greet day for disabled veterans. Twenty-two veterans came to enjoy fellowship with other veterans and especially the horses, along with a delicious lunch and dessert, courtesy of Jimmy Peccis’ Taste of Italy and Starbucks, and music by DJ Big W of Superior Soundz Entertainment.
Serenity Stables from Combat to Calm began in 2015. Founder and lifelong equestrian Rene Stone ...
Salute To Monmouth County Olympic Athletes
By Lori Draz
On October 23, nearly 1,000 people packed the Monmouth County Library headquarters in Manalapan for the Monmouth County Library’s Salute to the Olympians. Olympic bronze medalist Monica Aksamit, athlete Robby Andrews, and Paralympic bronze medalist Robert Griswold were honored and then signed autographs for the enthusiastic crowd while Tim McLoone and the Shirleys performed the hits of Carole King, B.B. King, Ben E. King, and Elvis “the King” Presley. There were also ...
Community YMCA Honors Benedict J. Torcivia, JR.
On October 15, the Community YMCA presented the Distinguished Citizen Service Award to Benedict J. Torcivia, Jr., co-president of Torcon, Inc., at The YCares Annual Benefit held at Stillwell Stables in Colts Neck. The nonprofit event also commemorated the 10th anniversary of Y Achievers, a college-readiness program for at-risk teens.
The country-flavored event drew a crowd of approximately 250 people and raised $130,000 to benefit The Community YMCA’s YCares financial assistance program ...
Sandlass House Update
By Lori Draz
In October, The Journal’s Historic Havens column highlighted the Sandlass House. The article drew a lot of attention and helped to bolster the preservation efforts of the newly formed Jersey Coast Heritage Museum at Sandlass House organization. We are pleased to share this hopeful update on the status of this historic treasure.
In the summer of 1888, William Sandlass, Jr. put up the “Great Switchback Rail Road” on Sandy Hook, just a little north of ...
Day Trip- Holiday Sights
By Joanne Colella
The holidays are upon us, and with them come weeks full of festive sights, sounds, and celebrations! There are plenty of holiday delights within an easy drive from our area. Here are just a few of the traditional favorites that are sure to help ring in the season.
Perhaps the crown jewel of Manhattan at this time of year is the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, traditionally a Norway spruce, which is widely considered a world-wide symbol of the holidays in NYC. This ...