Saturday, May 18, 2013
New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation producing videos of veterans
A project by the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation, Holdmel, has veterans sharing their stories in a series of YouTube videos. May 18 is Armed Forces Day. Attached here are the recent oral history videos, of New Jersey's Vietnam Veterans sharing anecdotes and revealing what they went through during their service.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
The next chapter of your community's story begins with a single voice. Yours. Blog on Red Bank-Shrewsbury Patch.
Want to get the word out about your expertise in a certain area? Do you have a passion for local sports or other community events? Or the inside happenings concerning bird watching in town? Maybe you want to write about the latest gadget and how it helps you with your day-to-day? How about the history of your home town? Whatever the area of interest, as long as it revolves around local, community news and events, Patch wants to hear from you! Patch is currently seeking new or experienced bloggers to join our growing team of writers. We are looking for anybody and everybody with insider knowledge on things going on, or related to, your home town. Examples of blogs we are looking for are numerous and include: sports, fitness, food, …
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Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Upload your opinions to Patch directly - it's quick and easy.
Tuesday, April 16
Patch is not your run-of-the-mill, average news website. We want to hear from our readers about anything and everything that is going on in town! Want to publicly thank someone? Have an opinion you want to vocalize? Share your viewpoint by posting a “Letter to the Editor” in Red Bank-Shrewsbury Patch’s Local Voices section. Here's how: When you are on the Red Bank-Shrewsbury Patch homepage, click on the "Want to blog on Patch?" button under the top four stories on the site. Then: Voila! It is that quick and easy to have your thoughts and feelings published. Local Voices is not just a place to submit letters to the editor every so often - although you can certainly use it that way. If you have something more to say, consider posting to …
Monday, April 15, 2013
The former coach, fired for abusive behavior towards his basketball players, was spotted coaching a seventh grade girls basketball league this weekend.
Mike Rice was fired for hurling basketballs at his players and unleashing insulting homophobic rants, but the former Rutgers mens basketball coach was spotted over the weekend coaching a seventh grade girls AAU team in Holmdel. Deadspin.com reported that Rice, who lives in Little Silver, was seen coaching a 12-year-old girls basketball team at Holmdel High School on Saturday night. The article cites tweets by contributor Brian Geltzeiler of hoopscritic.com reporting that Rice was acting "crazy as ever yelling @ both refs and kids." Geltzeiler posted in a follow up tweet, "Just to clarify. I'm not joking. Mike Rice is actually coaching a 7th grade girls AAU team today and he's still acting like a mad man." The news elicited a number of …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The store sold appliances in addition to musical instruments, records and sheet music
A child's memory can tend to hone in on funhouse mirror-like images. You know, the ones in which you see this out-of-proportioned face coming at you, giant nose-first and stretched like a piece of taffy, voice garbled and squawking like Charlie Brown's teacher. Then there are the places, like stores — shelves and merchandise towering above and around you, floors and aisles endless and gleaming like, well, some sort of Alice in Wonderland rabbit hole. That's what Anderson's, now Jack's, in Red Bank, looked like to me. And after digging around in my mother's old photos — the mother, Sally, who worked there in the late 1950s and early 1960s — I found a photo of the place that didn't really prove me that much wrong. What I thought were …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Geocaching as a way to get the kids out and moving
The countdown started at around 300 feet and grew louder as we walked closer. My eldest child, holding the GPS device, shouted ever-lowering numbers as we walked closer to our destination a mile deep into the woods at Shark River Park. “Two hundred,’’ she said. “One hundred feet! We’re almost there!” My other two kids wondered aloud what the treasure was gong to be at the end of this muddy hike through Shark River Park. Their excitement was palpable, and gleefully unexpected. It was, after all, a hike through the woods, with nary a game system or television in sight. Yet these young digital natives, inundated with more media than any generation of humans preceding it, were actually enjoying walking through the mud on a sunny day in search…
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Natural habitat is budding
Thursday, March 21, 2013
A look back at when Jack's was Anderson's Music and it eventually became Jack's
Once upon a time there was a round plastic thing with a hole in the middle of it called a record. There were LP records that were bigger and played longer (long playing), playing several songs on each side. There were small records, too, called 45s that played one song on each side. And, yes, you had to manually lift them off the record player and flip them to hear each side. There were these things called pianos that you didn't plug in. And there was a thing called sheet music that you played on the piano while people sang along. There was no such thing as Karaoke. But you knew that, right? What you may not know is that many years ago, Jack's Music Shoppe used to be Anderson's Music — records, instruments and all. The Anderson of Anderson…
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Eat Irish today - even if you don't have a century's old recipe!
It isn't St. Patrick's Day without corned beef and cabbage, but if you're Irish at heart and not by blood it can be easy to shy away from cooking ethnic food. Here is the easiest way to cook up the delicious, traditional St. Patty's Day dinner. No one needs to know that your "Grandma Sinead" didn't teach you how to make it! Ingredients for your shopping trip to a Red Bank or Shrewsbury grocery store: Cooking Instructions