The Journal 6 results

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 ...

Let’s Dish: Let’s Talk About Vegan

By MaryAnn Miano  Healthful eating is all the rage, and that is a good thing.  Turning simple, nutritious ingredients into knockout meals is part of the fun of food preparation. Just think: you can make magical things happen right in your own kitchen by treating your taste buds with foods that can help you trim down, lower your cholesterol, bring your blood sugar and blood pressure under control, and give you your energy back. All this can happen with a vegan diet. What is the definit...

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 ...

Straight from the Table: The Poached Pear

By Lori Draz This month, our eager diners traveled to Point Pleasant Beach, a town that is in no way short on restaurants. Point Pleasant Beach has one of the longest and most diverse restaurant rows, not just along Arnold Avenue, but on the side streets and right down to the boardwalk. Fish off the boats, Italian, high-end, casual, from well-known names like Jack Baker’s and Joe Leone’s to Surf Taco – it’s not hard to find any of it at Point Pleasant Beach. And there, in a humble ...

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 ...