Family Life

April 25, 2021

.         Camp Coconuts is the premier Monmouth County Summer Camp for kids ages 4-14. Our beautiful campus situated in Hazlet New Jersey, at the Hazlet Twp Swim and Tennis Club offers four pools: a splash pool, a step pool for beginners, an Olympic size main pool and a diving tank.

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THE COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL OF COLTS NECK IS NOW ENROLLING FOR SUMMER CAMP AND THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR! ENROLL EARLY TO SECURE YOUR CHOICE OF DAYS. COLTS NECK, NJ: Country Day School of Colts Neck (CDSCN) summer camp is an eight-week program that runs Monday through Friday. Half and full day ...

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RED BANK, NJ: Heading on a well-deserved vacation or just getting ready for sunny days ahead? Then it's a perfect time to create your own stylish look with custom sunglasses.  Whether you want prescription or plano lenses (non-prescription), Anywhere Vision has an impressive selection of frames ...

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RED BANK, NJ: Whales were fairly plentiful off the Jersey coast from the 17th century to the early 19th century with Colonial settlers posting lookouts from Sandy Hook to Delaware Bay.  Once sighted, whalers would set off in small boats to harpoon and kill the mammal, tow it to shore, cut it up and ...

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RED BANK, NJ: One of the best games ever invented for the young, old and in the middle – Pickleball! Take a tennis court, divide it in half, lay down new, tighter lines, slightly lower net, use a wood or composite racket and smack a wiffle ball back and forth to your opponents. Fast, furious ...

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  Above photo: Hazlet file photo of local and county officials at Aumack Family Burying Ground.  HAZLET, NJ – As a former Navy SEAL, Committeeman James “Skip” McKay has always had a deep gratitude for those serving in the armed forces. He is now transforming his appreciation into action ...

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RED BANK, NJ: One of the most important life skills parents can help their children learn is teaching them how to swim. Learning to swim not only saves lives, it builds confidence. To help keep your children safe this summer, the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County offers affordable swim ...

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RED BANK, NJ: It has sold out for the last 3 years, so don’t let your kids/grandkids get left behind. The Navesink Maritime Heritage Association (NMHA) has opened up their River Rangers program that put kids on colorful 15-foot wooden canoes for five mornings of exploring the Navesink and ...

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BELMAR, NJ — When Belmar author Merry Brennan first got serious about a family road trip to 20 national parks, a few friends called her crazy. How could she stay cooped up in a car or campsite with a trio of teens? At the mercy of their adolescent moods? For a whole summer? After she told them ...

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Getting a Jump on Summer 2021 MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ  – It may be winter, but many working parents are already thinking about child care arrangements and activities for their children in summer 2021. Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore is pleased to announce that online registration is open for ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ: Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and his wife Lauren Pesce had something special to be thankful about Thanksgiving week, and they shared it across various social media platforms. The couple is expecting a baby! Due in May, Lauren is set to receive the best Mother's Day present ...

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NEW JERSEY - Thanksgiving 2020 will certainly be a unique one with the coronavirus pandemic putting a damper on holiday plans. Mother Nature too will be raining on the dramatically scaled back and non-traveling Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade will still be on NBC Thanksgiving morning ...

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Pictured above is John R. Green.  HOLMDEL, NJ:  Bedtime everywhere is very often a long and drawn out, often stressful time for both children and parents. Holmdel's John R. Green, is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning TV news and documentary writer and producer. Green now is also the author ...

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RED BANK, NJ (Oct. 19, 2020) – When local districts announced they would start the 2020-2021 school year with a blend of in-person and remote learning for students, working parents like Dr. John Vaclavik and his wife Barbara of Fair Haven were worried. They were trying to figure out how they could ...

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Between October 1st and December 30th, families with children in remote schooling can access as much as $1,900 to support child care; Families Can Apply at ChildCareNJ.Gov/COVID19 (TRENTON) – Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson announced today that families with incomes up to $150,000 are ...

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Eligible Families Needing Child Care Assistance as Schools Open Remotely Can Apply Now at ChildCareNJ.Gov (TRENTON) – New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced that applications are now open for the new COVID-19 child care tuition assistance program the Murphy ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - A global pandemic couldn't stop people from enjoying the lovely beaches of Long Beach Island this summer. Labor Day has passed but don't expect to summer to sizzle out too soon.   There will be more people at LBI in September this year, primarily because there are many ...

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METUCHEN – With the school year starting in New Jersey amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Phil Murphy announced plans Friday to dedicate $250 million in funding from the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund to provide support to children and their families, as well as for thousands of child care ...

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MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: Gather your backpacks! Back to school is becoming a reality for 436 school districts and growing in New Jersey. This, after Governor Murphy announced on Monday that things are getting better and better. The rate of transmission for COVID-19 has sunk to a recent low of .85.

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ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ: The Navesink Maritime Heritage Association has some open spots for their “Round Staten Island Cruise” on the Mariner.  The cruise will depart Sunday, August 9, 8:00am from the Atlantic Highlands Marina. A highlight of the cruise will be a private tour of the 1907 ...

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NJ FLAVOR: We are that family. You know, the one with the kids who have a combined count of over 30 severe food allergies. You can see our previous NJ Flavor story, “11 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Families with Severe Food Allergies,” here.   We are the family that was used to weekly ...

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Highlands, NJ: The Navesink Maritime Heritage Association has teamed up with Seastreak to offer whale watching cruises. And it’s just not whales!  You and your kids will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with whales, dolphins, sea turtles, and more magnificent creatures of the ...

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"The Veteran Care Service team's focus on benefits for our Veterans really fills a void in our society. They carry the banner that says don't forget the sacrifice these men and women have made for our Country! They provide a clear and concise way for these folks to access the benefits and programs ...

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RED BANK, NJ – It's now the busy season at beaches, pools, and lakes, and the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County is reminding parents, caregivers, and everyone in our community to make water safety a priority.  While the COVID-19 shutdown forced the cancellation of the Y's water safety programs, ...

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SHREWSBURY, NJ (June 30, 2020) – It's now the busy season at beaches, pools, and lakes, and the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County is reminding parents, caregivers, and everyone in our community to make water safety a priority.  While the COVID-19 shutdown forced the cancellation of the Y's water ...

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HAZLET, NJ: The stars aligned just so and... A great public and private partnership that is designed to bring the best of both worlds to hundreds of children in Hazlet, Middletown and much of the Bayshore area was created! Hazlet Township is pleased to announce the return of summer camp and the ...

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COLTS NECK, NJ: There is a very special pre-school conveniently located in Colts Neck! The Country Day School of Colts Neck (CDSCN) is a place where every child is cared for like family, in a safe and loving environment, where learning is always fun! On Monday, June 15th, very excited and happy ...

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NEW JERSEY — On Father’s Day, months of isolation will end for many of New Jersey’s 70,000 residents relegated indoors at long-term care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.  State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said Friday that such visits must be held outdoors and follow a set of ...

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With New Jersey opening up again after the COVID-19 lockdown, virtual school ending, and the warmer weather here, it's time for enjoying something, well, almost normal! It's time for a summer swim! Many of the Jersey Shore beach clubs are filled to capacity with some having over 100 families on a ...

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NEW JERSEY — While guidance is still forthcoming, municipal and private swimming pools can at least take solace in the fact they can reopen June 22.  “[In addition] summer camps will be able to use their pools when they reopen on July 6,” Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday during his daily coronavirus ...

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