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Postpartum Mental Health: The Silent Darkness

By Michele Inzelbuch, LCSW, LCADC Postpartum depression (PPD) is a disease where many women suffer in silence. Often it is something not spoken about, is rarely accepted, and sadly goes untreated in many new mothers. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), there were almost four million live births in the United States in 2015. Another two million women had miscarriages and/or stillbirths. These women are highly susceptible to postpartum depression due to their bodies experiencing ...

Books For Cooks: Hermit Drop Cookies

By MaryAnn Miano It’s that time of the year again: time to bake cookies! If you love traditional cooking during the holidays, take a look at The Christmas Cookbook by Zella Boutell, available for checkout from the Colts Neck Library’s Catherine Henning Collection. This book is a treasure of holiday recipes, from cookies, cakes, and breads to candies, pies, and puddings. It is bulging with hundreds of recipes, and it even gives the reader complete menu suggestions for roasts and side ...

“The Game’s Afoot” Staged at Colts Neck High School

By Les Pierce The Cougar Theatre Company of Colts Neck High School delighted audiences with their staging of “The Game’s Afoot,” a sendup of the mystery genre with a Sherlock Holmes overtone. The story takes place circa 1930s in a 24-room Connecticut mansion, the home of William Gillette, an actor famous for portraying Sherlock Holmes in American theater. Gillette is recovering from a gunshot wound resulting from an attempt on his life while onstage during a performance. It is Christ...

Colts Neck First Aid Squad Celebrates 50 Years of Volunteer Service

By Tony Senk Way back in 1964, gas cost 30 cents a gallon, the average cost of a new car was $3,500, and a loaf of bread cost 21 cents. Also in that year, the first Ford Mustang was made and the Beatles made their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. And in little ole’ Colts Neck, New Jersey, the Colts Neck First Aid Squad was born! This past month marked the 50th anniversary of the Colts Neck First Aid Squad. The first aid squad incorporated in October, 1966 and has been serving ...

Middletown Township Fire Department Conducts Live Training Drill

Early in the morning of October 30, more than 150 local volunteer firefighters from Middletown Township Fire Department and Monmouth County Fire Departments from Cheesequake, Hazlet, Holmdel, Keansburg, Matawan, North Centerville, and Union Beach participated in a large scale training exercise to practice the deployment of water two “pipelines” at Sandy Hook's Fort Hancock Officer's Row. Starting at 8:00 a.m., the Middletown Township Fire Department Pipeline Strike Team (also known as ...

Strange Happenings On The Navesink River

Local writer and educator Patricia Heyer has combined longtime interests in local folklore and writing to produce her new book, entitled Thirteen Ghostly Tales and Yarns of the Navesink.  The retired special education teacher has researched and put together some little-known stories from Monmouth County’s macabre past. Her writing combines historical research with local legends. Her new book focuses on the Navesink River and surrounding towns. It tells paranormal stories from Old Monmouth...

Day Trip: Delicious Orchards

By Joanne Colella Sometimes, a day trip requires a bit of planning, a check on the weather forecast, and perhaps a couple of hours’ worth of driving to reach your destination. But sometimes, that terrific destination is, figuratively speaking, right in your own backyard. Such is the case with this month’s day trip suggestion: Delicious Orchards. Located on Route 34 in Colts Neck, this 60,000-square-foot renowned country food market actually is a road trip for many of its legions of ...

New Jersey’s Own Rocks the Farm

On August 27, The Journal was there as some of New Jersey’s biggest names came together to Rock The Farm. The benefit took place at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft and brought music artists, food trucks, and vendors together to support the CFC Loud N Clear Foundation, an organization that addresses prevention, intervention, and recovery from addiction. The CFC Loud N Clear Foundation promotes positive life choices by aiding drug recovery efforts and inspiring a healthy, positive ...

Free Dental Care Options For Veterans

Our veterans have given so much so that all Americans can be secure. Newman Springs Dental Care wants to help those that the Department of Veteran Affairs has not been able to. Drs. Julia Cintron and Aparna Menon, along with Dr. Friedman and their team of volunteers, will do whatever they can to relieve dental pain and fix dental problems for our nation’s veterans. The dental volunteers will provide examinations for cavities and gum disease, digital x-rays, blood pressure, Velscope ...

Antique Car Show to be Held at Parker Homestead-1665

The Parker Homestead-1665, one of the oldest homes in America, and the Antique Motoring Club of Monmouth County will host an Antique Car Show on Sunday, September 18 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Rain Date Sunday, September 25.) The event is free to the public, although donations to Parker Homestead, a 501 C 3 not-for-profit organization are appreciated.   The charming Homestead was settled by brothers Joseph and Peter Parker in 1665 and remained in family hands for 330 years and eight ...