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Seasonal Recipe: Apple Cider Cranberry Sauce

November 17, 2018

Apple cider adds a bit of warm spice to this easy Thanksgiving side dish.


12 oz. fresh cranberries, about 3 ½ cups

1 cup granulated sugar

½ cup apple cider

Rinse berries and pick them over to remove any leaves or stems that might be mixed in.

Combine all ingredients in a small pot. Cook, stirring, over medium-high heat, until all of the berries ...

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Snow … What’s to Love?

November 15, 2018

To the Editor:

Your feelings toward snow really change as you get older. As a kid I was like, "Yes! Snow!! No school! Hot chocolate!! Pajamas all day!! Christmas movies on repeat by the fire!!!"

Now I'm like, "Cold. Too cold. My 45-minute commute to work is going to turn into an hour and 15 minutes because of the roads. Oh god, the roads ... I better not get in an ...

Belmar and Lake Como

November 11, 2018

Belmar Police Department reported the following 18 arrests occurred in Belmar and Lake Como from October 1 1, 2018 to October 30, 2018.


Chantel Gulian, 47, of Quakertown, Pa., was arrested on Eighth Avenue on October 7 by Police Officer Anthony Steneck, charged with disorderly conduct and obstruction.

Tykeem Wilson, 30, of Belmar, was arrested on Eighth Avenue on October 8 by ...

Expanding Seasonal Liquor Licenses Will Harm Host Communities

November 8, 2018

Despite the high cost of living, many of us choose to remain in New Jersey and in our area because of our superior quality of life.  However, for many residents that quality of life is likely to be compromised by legislation that has been approved by the Legislature allowing seasonal bars like D’Jais, the Parker House and Waypoint 622 to extend their operations beyond the normal summer ...

Industrial Foreign Fishing Fleet Feeling the Heat

The menhaden reduction fishing industry is getting defensive. Ever since Canadian-owned Omega Protein (Cooke Inc.) caught whole schools of “the most important fish in the sea” from the mouths of juvenile humpback whales feeding in the New York Harbor — as whale watchers looked on in horror — the company has issued numerous statements trying to justify their actions.  ...

Statewide Conference to Attract Over 550 Leaders from Nonprofits, Business and Philanthropy

November 3, 2018

HAMILTON, NJ — The Center for Non-Profits, New Jersey’s umbrella organization for the charitable community, will convene more than 550 attendees for the largest annual gathering of nonprofit leaders and allies at its 2018 New Jersey Nonprofit Conference on December 5 at The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset.

This all-day event attracts professionals throughout ...

Proper Ventilation During the Holiday Season

With everyone home for the holidays, the extra bodies, shower use, and cooking power in your home can really bring up the heat. While that’s nice for your heating bill, it may cause unwanted ventilation issues in your home.


Remember a few tips for keeping smoke out of your eyes and steam from coming out your ears while your kitchen works overtime:

Use the hood ...