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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 ...

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 ...

Child’s view of the Pearl Harbor attack

A special presentations from the Salt Lake-Moanalua Public Library of Honolulu, Hawaii will be featured at the Eastern Branch of the Monmouth County Library on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 5 p.m. at the Route 35 facility. Dorinda Makanonalani Nicholson, who was six years old and a resident of Pearl City Peninsula on Dec. 7, 1941, will speak via Skype from Hawaii to recount her experience and memories of the day which is forever known as the “date that will live in infamy.” Mrs. Nicholson lived ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Journal Wins Spinnaker Community Service Award

By Lori Draz The Journal Publications are enormously proud to announce that we, and owner/publisher Louis Frances Mercatanti, have been chosen to receive the prestigious Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce (EMACC) 2017 Spinnaker Award for Community Service. To be chosen by the esteemed panel of judges, from among so many amazing companies and professionals, is a true honor. To have this happen as we begin celebrating our 20th anniversary year is even more special. This is also the ...

Another Successful Concert Season In The Books

Monmouth County residents are fortunate to live in an area where a variety of entertainment is offered at numerous venues on a weekly basis, especially during the summer months. One such venue is the PNC Bank Arts Center, an outdoor amphitheater in Holmdel, which can accommodate 17,500 patrons, including 7,000 seats and a vast lawn that can hold another 10,500. Located conveniently off Exit 116 on the Garden State Parkway, you will find diverse new food menus and beverage offerings inside ...