- Category: Monmouth County
PHOTO: The Sandy Hook Lighthouse is one of many sites included in the "Weekend in Old Monmouth" May 3 & May 4
45 historic Monmouth County sites to be open for visits May 3 and 4
The annual "Weekend in Old Monmouth" event returns with 45 historic sites throughout Monmouth County opening their doors to visitors interested in local history. Hours for most sites are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 3 and Sunday May 4 from noon to 5 p.m.
Weekend in Old Monmouth is a wonderful event for anyone interested in history and architecture, The sites on the tour are generally operated independently of one another, but this special tour project coordinates the hours of operation at several locations so history buffs can travel by foot, bicycle or car to enjoy and take in many of the county's rich historic places all in one weekend.
- Category: Monmouth County
Robbinsville, NJ - Cinco de Mayo celebrations include so many flavorful, traditional Mexican recipes, and with a few key ingredients they can help you hit your healthy eating goals.
Stroke is the number four killer in the nation but research suggests that 80% of strokes can be prevented by making simple lifestyle changes like eating healthier. May is American Stroke Month and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is working to build awareness of stroke and to educate Americans that stroke is largely preventable, treatable and beatable.
Things like beans, rice, fruit, tomatoes, avocadoes, peppers, onions, salsa, jicama, seafood and whole grains are common ingredients in Mexican dishes and all can add up to a healthier diet.
PHOTO: Long-time first aider Gloria Brown shovels soil around roots of one of newly planted trees in municipal harbor. Credit: Peter E. Donoghue.
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - The Shade Tree Commission has planted two trees at the municipal harbor entrance in honor of the borough's first responders.
Commission Chairman Louise Donoghue officiated at the planting of the Red Rocket crepe myrtles on Arbor Day, Friday, April 25, in a well-attended ceremony including borough officials, local residents, local police officers and volunteer first aiders and firefighters. Among those who spoke were Mayor Frederick J. Rast III and Councilman Jacob Hofmann, police Capt. David Rossbach, long-time first aider Gloria Brown and retired borough librarian Marilyn Scherfen.
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - The 6th Annual Atlantic Highlands Chamber of Commerce Car Show will take place on June 14, 2014. This popular event is fun for the whole family but is especially exciting for the classic car buff. The rain date is Saturday, June 21, 2014. The “Auto Expo” will be held on First Avenue, off Route 36 in “Downtown” Atlantic Highlands which will be closed off for the show. Many classic and vintage automobiles and trucks will be featured.
To add to the festive atmosphere, there will be handcrafters and automotive related vendors in Veteran’s Park. All the Town’s shops will be open and will be happy to show you what they have in stock. The restaurants will also be open to show why Atlantic Highlands is fast becoming an eating destination.
RED BANK, NJ - Picture yourself rowing. Then give it a try at the Navesink River Rowing Open House on Saturday, May 10. The event, which is free and open to the public, features site tours, demonstrations on land, mini-lessons on the water and an opportunity to sign up for adult learn-to-row classes, boat use memberships or an array of popular summer youth programs. Activities run continuously from 9 am to 1 pm on the NRR site at the end of Maple Ave (off Front St) in Red Bank. NRR rowers of all ages and backgrounds will be on hand to share their experiences and answer questions.