Matawan Commemorates 100th Anniversary of Shark Attack
By Lori Draz
July 12, 1916 was a very bad day to be in the water. That was the day two Matawan residents lost their lives to a shark in the Matawan Creek. Now 100 years later, the town recently commemorated this attack, which is forever linked to Matawan and to the Jersey Shore.
The creek is not very wide and taking a swim to cool off was a pretty common thing, but that day, the unimaginable happened. Eleven-year-old Lester Stillwell began screaming. His playmates saw the creek filling ...
Day Trip: To Caves and Caverns
By Joanne Colella
As the dog days of summer approach, area residents generally seek out a variety of ways for keeping cool. The most obvious choices are a dip in the pool, a ride to the beach, perhaps a run through the sprinkler, and certainly a taste of one’s favorite ice cream. But for those who may want a uniquely cool – both literally and figuratively – option, here’s another day trip to try: caves and caverns.
Pennsylvania boasts a number of destinations that are popular with ...
Historic Havens: Ocean Beach Club
By Lori Draz
The drive along Ocean Avenue from Deal through Long Branch is full of head-turning homes and spectacular ocean views. As grand as these homes are, the history of the area is even grander. Built during the economically explosive gilded age, these summer homes, humbly referred to as cottages, attracted presidents, industrialists, government officials, and celebrities, all who came to bask in the Jersey Shore sun.
Among them was a private residence that would go on to become the ...