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Friday, April 26, 2019

At the Short Hills Mall, a One-Stop Beauty Shop

Let’s face it, the maintenance it takes to look your best can be time consuming. Once you identify the brands you prefer, you have...

Ramp Season Ramps Up in New Jersey

Also known as wild leeks, ramps make a bright green fleeting appearance every spring: three frenzied weeks of foraging, Instagramming, and (oh yeah) cooking...

The Wetlands Institute Celebrates 50 Years

A prized New Jersey institution celebrates its 50th anniversary this month with, among other events, a terrapin-themed egg hunt and turtle-hatchling nature walks. Founded...

NJ Restaurants Open on Easter Sunday

Easter feels a bit late this year, but it will finally be here this Sunday. Whether you’re among the celebrating and overwhelmed or just...

Ocean Grove Fire Destroys Dunes Boardwalk Cafe

On Saturday, April 13 at around 11:30 am, a five-alarm fire broke out beneath the North End Pavilion in Ocean Grove. The building was...

3 Great Spots for Backpacking with Kids

Photo by Đàm Tướng Quân via Pexels For a fun and educational walk with your kids, consider  Monmouth County Parks Department’s Safari Backpack program....

After ‘Chopped’ Win, Claude Lewis Hopes to Open His Own Place

On March 12, Porta executive chef Claude Lewis competed on Chopped, ultimately winning the culinary competition with his West Indian flavors that shined through...

Rediscovering the Beauty of Slowing Down

As time slowed to a crawl last spring in the final month of my pregnancy, my runner’s pace gave way to that of the...

The 20 Best Restaurants in Montclair

Montclair, always a major restaurant destination, is unusual in that it has three “downtowns”—north (Upper Montclair), central (Watchung Plaza) and south. The latter is...

A Showstopping Kitchen Renovation in Mendham

Kevin Shannon convinced his wife, Courtney, that a non-descript modified colonial on an expansive lot in Mendham would one day be her dream house....