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Over 2,000 Attend Fair Haven Oktoberfest

Story: Susan Murphy | Photos: Julianna Meinz

The Foundation of Fair Haven held its annual family-friendly community-based event, Oktoberfest, on September 16, 2017 at Fair Haven Fields. Well over 2,000 people were in attendance, noted Co-chair Susan Sorensen.

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Left to right: Nancy Barone, CentraState Healthcare Foundation VP Development; MaryAnn Larkin; Mr. John T. Gribbin, CentraState Healthcare System CEO & President; Carol Stillwell; Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno; Vito Cardinale, An Evening in the Vineyards Honorary Co-Chair; Dr. Kenneth Tomkovich, CentraState Healthcare Foundation Board Chair.

$2.5 Million Raised for Multiple Sclerosis Center

The rain from Hurricane Irma couldn’t stop the annual fundraiser, An Evening in the Vineyards, held on September 15, 2017 at CentraState’s Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus in Freehold. Nearly 500 guests attended this annual event which benefited the Linda ...

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Little Silver Community Rallies Together for One of The...

Story: Susan Murphy  |  Photos: Kim Levin Photography

The Borough of Little Silver came together to show their support for 20-month-old Lily Ince at a fundraising softball tournament held on September 16, 2017 at the Borough and Library fields. Lily was ...

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World Travel & Music Lead to Catsbury Cafe

Story LiliAnn Paras | Photo Mike McLaughlin
Imagine dining on really tasty and natural local food, sipping specialty teas from around the world amidst eclectic eye-popping local art on the walls, all while enjoying the company of cats and kittens. On ...

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Monmouth Park Charity Fund Celebrates Kentucky Derby Da...

The fourteenth annual Kentucky Derby Day celebration sponsored by Monmouth Park Charity Fund was held on May 6, 2017 in the outdoor garden of the Blu Grotto Ristorante located at Monmouth Park Racetrack. Tickets to this highly-anticipated event sold out two weeks ...

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Passion Projects: Red Bank Couple Enriches the Lives of...

Photo above: DonnaLyn Giegerich Zapcic and Tom Zapcic at home with their dogs – Hanna and Hank.

Their story is one of resiliency, community outreach and a passion for enriching the lives of others. Tom Zapcic and DonnaLyn Giegerich have been together for ...

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Tigger House Foundation Tees Up at Trump National

Tigger House Foundation held its 2nd Annual Golf Event – Nine & Dine – on May 21, 2017 at Trump National Colts Neck.

Tigger House Inc. was inspired by the devastating suffering and profound love of a family who lost their son ...

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Challenge and Experience Lead to Success

PEGGY RYAN MARCHESE didn’t plan on becoming a professional staging service provider and she certainly didn’t plan on having breast cancer. But a chat with this dynamic woman will quickly make you understand she turns proverbial lemons into lemonade and has a ...

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Salt Creek Grille’s 14th Annual Wine and Martini Tastin...

The Salt Creek Grille’s 14th Annual Wine & Martini Tasting Fundraiser held on April 6 raised over $90,000 in funds for 180 Turning Lives Around, Inc., a not-for-profit organization providing services to individuals and their families affected by domestic violence. Salt Creek ...

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Fox Hollow Vineyards: Something New from a Long-Held Pa...

With family roots that extend back more than 200 years, Casola is a well-known name in Holmdel and surrounding towns as a multi-generational farm family. Expanding the family farming business to include wine-making, Joseph Casola has opened Fox Hollow Vineyards – Monmouth ...

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The Ashley Lauren Foundation’s 6th Annual Butterfly Bal...

On February 25, 2017, over 350 guests gathered at the Ocean Place Resort and Spa to enjoy The Ashley Lauren Foundation’s much anticipated 6th Annual Butterfly Ball “DANCING FOR OUR STARS” and raise funding and awareness for children suffering from cancer. Investors ...

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Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore Honor Distinguished Com...

The Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore raised more than $155 thousand dollars during its annual Women of Distinction and Community Partners Gala on March 3, 2017 at Eagle Oaks Country Club. The annual event honors the personal and professional achievements of ...

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Local Starts “The Kindness Challenge” in Ho...

Story: Shanna Polignone

Two years ago, the Vassallo family of Holmdel faced the unthinkable. Their oldest son, Dylan, died by suicide at age 17. Although nothing will ever completely fill the emptiness, Dylan’s father, Dennis, discovered an inspiring way to honor his son’s legacy. ...

Photo: Melissa Amorelli

Jersey Shore Legend… Brian Kirk

Story: Shanna Polignone

Photos: On location at Two River Theater with Melissa Amorelli

The name Brian Kirk is synonymous with a good time and great music. The man is a Jersey Shore legend, although he very much disagrees, stating that ...

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AHA! Moment for Local Moms

Photo – Left to right: FASTEN Co-founder Alexis Castellano of Holmdel sits in the sand beside Co-founder Jill Slater of Marlboro with their daughters, who are wearing the one-piece swimsuits redesigned by these two moms. TWO LOCAL MOMS RECONFIGURE THE ONE PIECE ...
Photo Credit: George Ertle Photography

Monmouth County SPCA Valentines Day Brunch a Tremendous...

The Monmouth County SPCA Valentine’s Day Brunch was a huge success this year selling out with over 300 guests. The Brunch was hosted at the beautiful Navesink Country Club in Middletown and featured a delectable display of breakfast food as well as ...

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Art is Life for Rumson Couple

BROECK AND MARLIS STEADMAN ARE ARTISTS. Their work graces the walls of Monmouth County schools, libraries and residences in the form of murals. You are sure to have seen their art among your travels through town. You may even recognize some of ...

Photo credits: Zillow and Farm Sanctuary

Tracey & Jon Stewart’s Animal Sanctuary Rece...

“Come along for the ride! Love is fun!”

This is the welcoming message on Tracey Stewart’s blog, The Daily Squeal. This seemingly simple sentiment is filled with a deeper meaning. The “love” is love for animals and now Monmouth County residents will ...