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Historic Havens: Shadowbrook at Shrewsbury

By Lori Draz In the spirit of the season, Historic Havens turned its eye on a location that has a history of joyful celebrations. Shrewsbury’s elegant and glorious Shadowbrook Estate was an easy choice, as the property is enjoying a renaissance under the new ownership of partners Jim Kourgelis, Mark Spinelli, George Kourgelis, Mike Kourgelis, Carl Carfello, and Chris Gourmos, who also currently own and operate the Venetian in Garfield and Seasons in Washington Township. These new owners ...

Meet The Spinnaker Honorees

By Lori Draz The Journal magazine is enormously proud that we and owner/publisher Louis Francis Mercatanti have been chosen to receive the prestigious Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce (EMACC) Spinnaker Award for Community Service. We are equally honored to be among the company of such influential honorees. As we look forward to the awards event, to be held on January 26 at The Shadowbrook in Shrewsbury, we thought you’d like to get to know the other honorees a little better. Each ...

Oak Hill Students Achieve Success

For students at Oak Hill Academy in Lincroft, the fall was a busy time. Not only were students attending classes, playing on sports teams, and enjoying Halloween; they were also involved with the many extracurricular offerings at the school. In fact, over a two-week period, these Oak Hill students were rewarded for their efforts with many awards. It began on October 21, when the school once again competed at the Marine Academy of Science and Technology (MAST) Academic Jeopardy Tournament. ...

District Awarded $15K Grant From Special Olympics

After submitting its application among an unprecedented number of school districts from throughout the state, the Holmdel Township School District has been selected to receive a three-year, $15,000 Play Unified grant from Special Olympics New Jersey to support the district’s efforts in developing and providing inclusive sports programs. Holmdel’s grant application was co-authored by the district’s four principals in collaboration with Director of Special Services Meryl Gill and Supervisor ...

Fair Haven Green Team

The Fair Haven Borough Council recently approved a resolution in support of Fair Haven’s participation in the Sustainable Jersey Municipal Certification Program. Sustainable Jersey is a nonprofit organization that provides tools, training, and financial incentives to support communities as they pursue sustainability programs. The Fair Haven Environmental Commission has formed a Green Team to lead in the borough’s efforts towards achieving the Sustainable Jersey Certification through a ...

Garden Club RFD: A Working Club

As 2016 ends, Garden Club RFD continues to be concerned with the plight of our pollinators and the lack of pollination of many plants. The National Garden Club (of which the club is a member) is among the organizations in the forefront of those working to improve the survival rate of pollinators. They are intimately connected with the survival of the creatures that help to provide us with the fruits and vegetables that we eat each day. Here are a few questions and answers to help you understand ...

Thompson Middle School Boys’ Soccer Division Champions

By Les Pierce The Thompson boys’ soccer team captured the Shore Conference Middle School divisional championship with a 10-1-1 record. According to head coach Mike Dooley, this was the best record posted by the school in 15 years. Leading the Lions in scoring was Matt Glynn with 23 goals, the second best mark for a season in school history. Aaron Oliveira tied the all-time Thompson single season assist record with 12.  Other offensive standouts were Sean Liner, who booted 10 goals, and ...

Adorable Adoptables Monmouth County SPCA

Hi, my name is Champ and I am a 1 year old Terrier mix in need of a forever home!!  My original family left me with some friends for the summer but then never came back to get me :-(  The sitters were no longer able to take care of me so they brought me to the MCSCPA where they knew I would be in good hands.  I have made lots of new friends here - many say I am their favorite 4 legged friend! A few of my favorite things include tennis balls, tennis balls, and tennis balls.  Did I say ...