April 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Egg-cellent adventure

Top: A helicopter makes a second pass to drop off more Easter eggs at the Bethel Church Easter Egg Drop held at the Monmouth Executive Airport in Wall Township on April 12. Above: A helicopter passes behind the Easter Bunny at the egg drop. More...

Kruisers to open season May 1

Members of the Freehold Kruisers car club are gearing up for the start of their third annual Kruise Night season to be held at VFW Post 4374, 50 Waterworks Road, Freehold Township, beginning May 1. More...

Municipal website update expected

UPPER FREEHOLD — The Upper Freehold Township municipal website is expected to have a new look in the near future. More...

Dancer bill seeks to clarify drivers’ use of high beams

An issue regarding a person’s First Amendment rights on New Jersey roads is making its way into the halls of the State House, as a local lawmaker wants to decriminalize the use of a vehicle’s headlights as a means of warning drivers that More...

The benefits of pruning trees and shrubs

Pruning trees and shrubs is necessary to ensure they maintain their health and vigor.Trees and shrubs should be inspected annually to determine if they need to be pruned. More...

Shopping for a fire pit

People have sat around an open fire outdoors for centuries. Not only does fire provide warmth and light, but also it offers a relaxing setting for conversation and socialization. More...

Home projects perfect for spring

The rejuvenating spirit of spring makes this beloved season an ideal time for homeowners to take stock of their homes and properties and address any issues that arose during the winter. More...

Reservoir ready for visitors

With the weather getting warmer, staff members at the Manasquan Reservoir in Howell are planning events and tours for visitors to one of the crown jewels in the Monmouth County Park System. More...

Volunteers sought for Camp Quality

Camp Quality New Jersey, a volunteerdriven, community-funded nonprofit organization providing free sleep-away camping experiences for children with cancer, is seeking volunteers for its summer 2014 session from Aug. 2-7. More...

Jackson Twenty-One expected to show progress this year

JACKSON – Prominent figures in the community gathered recently to remember the life and ambitions of a self-described “regular guy from Brownsville, Brooklyn,” who dared to dream big for Jackson. More...

Opinion

Photo

A sand castle greets visitors at Bradley Beach on April 10. More...

Sports

Allentown softball’s success aided by Cheetahs program

A llentown High School’s softball team is off to a blistering 4-1 start and outscoring opponents, 39-9, including wins over Lawrence High School, 7-0, and Nottingham High School, 5-1. This start is no accident. More...

Jr. Titans 14U Girls capture silver at USA Hockey Nationals

A stellar season for the New Jersey Junior Titans Girls 14U ice hockey team concluded with a silver medal-winning performance at the USA Hockey Tier II National Championships in Amherst, N.Y., on April 6. More...

Business

BUSINESS BRIEFS

LADACIN Network, a nonprofit agency serving people with disabilities in Monmouth and Ocean counties, has been awarded its 10th consecutive three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. More...

Freehold Soil offers college scholarships

The Freehold Soil Conservation District will award three scholarships of $2,000 each to students majoring in a conservationrelated field. More...

Festival to offer taste of Spain

Residents of central New Jersey will get to experience the feel of Spain’s traditional April festival when Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre presents its second annual Feria de Sevilla this month at Parker Press Park, Rahway Avenue. More...

Little League celebrates milestone

For 75 years, wherever there has been a boy with a bat, a glove, a ball and a dream, there has been Little League baseball. This year marks a special anniversary for Little League, which began in 1939 in Williamsport, Pa. More...

Teacher earns ticket to space camp

Michelle Falanga is over the moon about going to space camp in June. Falanga is a teacher of gifted and talented pupils in the Millstone Township K-8 School District. More...

Upper Freehold adopts budget

UPPER FREEHOLD — The Township Committee has adopted a $5.08 million municipal budget for 2014. The budget was introduced on March 6 and adopted in a unanimous vote of the committee members on April 3. More...

Girl Scouts learn how to operate a business

MILLSTONE — Janet Byrne, the owner of Millstone Preserves, Millstone Township, hosted Girl Scout Troop 941 on March 28 to teach the girls about her local business and to demonstrate the art of jam-making. More...

Monmouth Park aims to add new attractions

A concert venue and boardwalk area at Monmouth Park racetrack in Oceanport are in the planning stages and will be submitted to the Oceanport Planning Zoning Board in the coming months. More...

Monmouth County freeholders adopt $480.9 million budget

The Monmouth County Board of Freeholders has adopted a $480.9 million budget for 2014. The budget holds the amount to be raised by taxation flat for the fourth year in a row, according to a press release. More...

Cost-effective fencing options

Fencing serves many purposes. Some homeowners erect a fence for privacy, while others do so to contain pets and children. More...

These animals may help your garden

Planning and maintaining a garden requires a lot of effort, which can result in an aesthetically pleasing addition to the landscape. But that hard work can also fall victim to nature when local wildlife find a garden too mouthwatering to resist. More...

How to repair dead grass

A patch of dead grass on an otherwise lush lawn can be a frustrating eyesore for homeowners.Whether lawn care is your passion or just something you do to maintain the value of your home, dead grass can be exasperating. More...

Youngster performs in piano competition

MILLSTONE — Morgan Townsend, 10, of Millstone Township, recently returned to compete once more in the Winner’s Circle in the National Young Maestro Competition in New York City. More...

Letters

Stream cleanup in Millstone was a success

The eighth annual stream cleanup was a huge success, thanks to all the volunteers who helped by donating their time to make Millstone Township a cleaner place. More...

Columns

Residents need to start conserving water early

Spring is finally underway. And for many in New Jersey, this means the start of new gardening, lawn and landscaping plans. More...

ARE WE THERE YET

He is not on board with saying goodbye

I love social events. I enjoy getting together with the neighbors, dropping in on relatives and any sort of gathering that doesn’t involve me doing a boatload of dishes. More...

Q&A

Trailing trailers

Q: During a recent trip to Florida, we were almost in a horrible wreck when the pickup in front of us, going about 50 miles an hour, swerved and the trailer he was hauling came unattached. More...