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You will be Truly Living Large in this newly Custom Built Waterfront Home that is still under construction with Magnificent Water views from all 3 Levels. Featuring an open floor plan, spacious eat-in kitchen with a center island and granite counters joined by breakfast area and family room with fireplace. Also a living room and dining room. Hardwood floors throughout all three levels and crown molding. Second level has a generous master suite, walk-in closets, master bath and balcony, 3 other bedrooms. Third level totally finished with another balcony & extra storage. Plus a 2 car garage. There are floor plans available that can be seen. All new bulkheading. Just wait and see as it unfolds...you will not be disappointed.

“We have been looking for years for the perfect spot for a banquet hall in the Spring Lake area. Spring Lake is where we live so it’s fantastic that we could add the Mill to make the newest addition to our wedding family here. We really look forward to bringing the exquisite feel, cuisine, and white glove service that we’ve provided at our Clarks Landing Yacht Club, in Point Pleasant, to the Mill. If you combine this with the history of the building and breathtaking lakeside views, The Mill Lakeside Manor is going to be an absolutely beautiful place for wedding couples to start their new lives together,” said George Truesdale, owner of Clarks Landing Yacht Club & Marina in Point Pleasant. The Mill Lakeside Manor will utilize its 18,000-square foot venue to host one exclusive wedding at a time. The restaurant will be converted into a new cocktail area that will be comprised of the entire first floor. The outdoor lakeside deck will be renovated and a beautiful bar will be added with the possibility of twelve unique food stations spread throughout all the rooms. Seating will be for 200 plus in the grand ballroom. A future plan for a new private bridal suite and game room is also in the works. The Mill Lakeside Manor is ready to create the perfect setting for you and your guests.

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Much like the other waterfront Clarks Landing venues, The Mill Lakeside Manor’s design will pay homage to the historic nature of the building, while being updated to the sophisticated feel of an elegant estate. The new wedding facility will feature a menu designed by their renowned Executive Chef, who has been able to achieve a perfect 5.0 Wedding Wire rating on food service at all three of the Truesdale properties.

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Located in beautiful Spring Lake Heights New Jersey, formerly the “Old Mill” will continue its 70 year reputation as one of New Jersey’s finest establishments situated in a beautiful lakeside setting. Since 1938, the Old Mill has been well known by locals and Jersey Shore Patrons for its restaurant and exceptional views of the natural and picturesque Old Mill Pond. Restauranteur William Brauweiler was the first to recognize the great potential of this special place, operating it as a bar and grill with entertainment through the early 50’s. Karl Kost then took over making it into a popular German-American Restaurant and expanding in 1962. Ray Kramer (later the mayor of Asbury Park and a county Freeholder) purchased and operated The Mill until 1975 when Joe Amiel, a restaurateur from New York, took the reigns. In 1985 the Old Mill was destroyed by a fire and then was recreated as a more modern building and reopened in the fall of 1986. In 2001 it came under new ownership of Gary and Tamar Tolchin, who then changed the name to “The Mill” and did a lot of extensive renovations and improvements.

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Welcome to the Jungalow: Spring Break Style By Ashleigh Young

Oh March, a month typically marked by dreary weather and a long stretches of weeks with no vacation days in sight until Memorial Day. No wonder this is the month when so many people head out for quick spring break getaways to tropical locales offering warm, sunny climates and cool, frozen cocktails. No travel plans this year? No problem! Dust off that blender, rustle up some pina colada mix and get ready for the ultimate staycation, because creating your own “jungalow” is one of spring’s hottest home design trends. Interior design often takes cues from the world of fashion. Ever since Prada and Emanuel Ungaro sent their models down the runway this past fall in tropic-inspired clothing and designers like Max Mara have carried this look into their spring/summer 2017 collections, the tropical trend has been firmly planted in the world of home design. One of the easiest ways to create your own tropical escape at home is by bringing in live plants, which go beautifully with the jewel tone and natural materials trends we talked about in last month’s issue. Felder Rushing, HGTV’s expert horticulturist, recommends potted rubber trees (ficus elastica), snake plants (sansevieria), philodendrons, and ZZ plants (zamioculcas zamiifolia) both for their tropical looks and ability to weather low light, low humidity and occasional owner neglect. For those of us not blessed with a green thumb, tropical leaf prints are an equally easy way to add an exotic vacation vibe to any room and can be found on products everywhere from wall coverings to throw pillows. For those of you wondering if it’s worth committing to the expense of wallpapering a room or two with a lush, tropical wallpaper print, consider that the “Original” Martinique Banana Leaf wallpaper has adorned the walls of the Beverly Hills Hotel’s Fountain Coffee Room since 1942, so I think it’s safe to say this particular expression of the tropical trend has staying power. But if you’re still not sure, we found lots of removable wallpaper alternatives (check out Accent Wall Customs’ online Etsy shop). The tropical trend also extends to textiles, with tons of fun novelty fruit, animal and bright geometric designs, like the playful blue otomi animal fabric (pictured) from spoonflower.com, that go a step beyond the ubiquitous pineapple prints we’ve been seeing for a while. Just imagine walking into a Dominican Republic or Costa Rican beachfront resort with its layer upon layer of colorful, mixed patterns everywhere. More is more … do not worry about matching pillows. The look is meant to make you feel happy, sunny, vibrant and uplifted (no boarding passes required). Happy Decorating!

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Prep for Allergy Season by Allison Feehan, N.D., D.Psc, CRMT

The month of March can have its up’s and down’s weather wise. From one day to the next you never know whether it will be warm or grey and damp. Sometimes the month of March can be a complete wash-out and you’re praying for April to arrive although never too soon if you suffer from allergies. Tree pollen remains high on the list of seasonal allergies that suffers face. You can keep a close eye on the pollen count by going straight to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology at www.aaaai.org. They allow any sufferer to check by state what the pollen and spore count is in that area at any given time. You can even search globally. It’s great for a sufferer who are looking to travel and want to be prepared. Seasonal allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever is most often caused by pollen. Most often times the rhinitis starts out as just that but left untreated has been known to result in a sinus infection. Medical intervention is needed at the point of most infections so be sure to stay on top of your allergies as soon as you feel the symptoms begin. There are many different holistic approaches to managing and preventing your seasonal allergies. The first approach is to use the neti pot. Most neti pots come with instructions inside the box if it’s the first time you are using a neti pot. First, boil water in a kettle on the stove. Do not microwave. Allow the water to completely cool before you pour the water into the neti pot. Most neti pots have a saline type solution prepackaged inside. Pour in the saline solution and then add water. You will tilt your head to one side and insert the neti pot gently into one nostril. Be sure to perform this cleansing over a bathroom sink. As you pour the contents of the neti pot into your nostril it will spill out the other nostril. It looks a bit like a circus act of sorts but it really cleanses all that pollen and debris out of your nostrils and sinus area. This approach is used when you are prepping for those allergies as the season begins.

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If your allergies have taken a bit of a hold on you then try Galphimia glauca 6C made by the Homeopathic company Boiron to relieve spasmodic sneezing caused by hay fever. The directions for use are labeled on every tube but dissolve 5 pellets under your tongue 3 times a day. You can decrease the frequency with improvement. You can also try the Sabadil, also by Boiron. This homeopathic medicine is a combination of various homeopathic medicines at various potencies. Sabadil helps to temporarily relieve the symptoms of hay fever or upper respiratory allergies: itchy and watery eyes, sneezing, runny nose, itchy throat and nose. For children you can simply buy the children’s version of Sabadil. Sabadil is recommended for children 2 years of age and up. You should ask your pediatrician for use in children under 2 years of age. Be sure to check the warning labels on any medication especially in younger children, pregnant and nursing women. If you do not have severe or anaphylactic type reactions to tree pollen and spores you can also try to incorporate bee pollen into your diet throughout the year. Local bee honey from your area is best and recommended. A lot of bee farms sell honey from the plants and flowers that the bees harvest from. Ragweed, grass, etc are just some examples of different plants and flowers that bees harvest from. If you have an allergy to that specific plant or flower then incorporate that honey or bee pollen into your diet. A little bit each day builds a tolerance and immunity to the specific weakness that your body tries to combat during that seasonal time each year. There are also amazing health benefits to bee pollen and bee honey. You know your body better than any doctor out there. Be in-tune to your signs and symptoms and act accordingly. Become your own health agent. External factors to consider as well are; going barefoot at home as to not track pollen indoors, wash your hands throughout the day and your hair before bed, recirculate your car air, and keep your windows closed during this season. In Health and Wellness

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A Local Epidemic By Maureen Whelan

I don’t usually write about such heavy topics, or with this degree of seriousness. I’m doing so this month because I believe it is a topic that deserves all the seriousness I can muster. We are experiencing a heroin epidemic in our towns. Your town and my town. As if heroin wasn’t bad enough on its own, drug dealers are increasing its lethalness by cutting it with synthetic opioids such as Fentanyl, making it up to 50 times more powerful. Statistics don’t lie. • Ocean County experienced 157 opioid related deaths in 2015, and had already surpassed that number by October 2016, the latest statistic found. This has tripled from 53 deaths in 2012. • In 2014 Police and EMT’s in Monmouth and Ocean County began carrying Narcan in an effort to reduce fatalities. • In 2016 there was one heroin death every 43 hours in Ocean County. • Monmouth and Ocean county made up 50% of the heroin related deaths in the entire state of New Jersey. A few weeks ago I attended a presentation at the Point Pleasant Borough High School about the Heroin epidemic in Ocean County. The panel was made up of law enforcement, addiction specialists, recovering addicts and surviving family members. Each member shared their harrowing experiences, and the devastation that is caused by this drug. Much of the evening focused on drug abuse, and sadly the destruction it causes to the addict and those people close to the addict. I have one more viewpoint to share. There are young children whose lives are being impacted by this drug, and they are in every school in every town. There are grandparents, aunts and uncles and foster parents in some cases who have stepped in to raise these children, because their biological parents are dead, incarcerated, in rehab or still using. Imagine being a young child raised by a caregiver that is close to 80, and struggling with their own health issues. In some cases children are coming to school reporting that “the ambulance man had to come wake Mommy up because she had a needle stuck in her arm”. My heart breaks for each and every person impacted by this drug. I also work with these children. Heroin use by both the mother and father can impact the health of their child. This isn’t research based, but it has been my experience. These children are plagued with problems involving attention, behavior, anxiety, learning disabilities, impulsivity and social-emotional health. They require special education and related services. It is not an easy fix. The babies who are born addicted to opiates experience withdrawal symptoms in their first weeks of life. They often require early intervention services to address delays in development. This is preventable, but we can not stick our heads in the sand and ignore what is going on around us. There is no fool proof plan, and the following advice is from the many people who experienced the trauma of heroin use themselves or with a loved one. My hope is that we can learn from them, and prevent this from happening again. 1. Take a hard look at your medication regimen. Do you use painkillers on a regular basis? Are you using them for an extended period or not following prescribed use? Do you misuse alcohol or other prescription medications? These behaviors are often the genesis of opioid use and abuse. Question the prescriptions your doctor gives you and your children. Ask him for alternatives to opioid medications and ask your doctor to screen you for misuse. 2. “There is no 4th amendment in your house”. You are a parent, and it is your home. Help your child to understand it is your job to know what friends your child has, what they bring into your home, where they plan to go, and who they are contacting on their devices. Even if this means search and seizure of their possessions. It is your job, and no one can do this better than you. 3. Communicate. Talk about your expectations, your emotions, how you will support your child, and how you will not enable tham. Talk about their friends and what they are involved in. Talk about decisions, choices and consequences. Talk about heroin, and listen to your child’s responses. 4. Seek help if needed. Schools, doctors, and law enforcement all have resources. Use them without hesitation. New Jersey has recently implemented a hotline for those struggling with opiate and prescription drug addiction. All calls are confidential. Call the toll free phone number for NJ Connect for Recovery, 855-652-3737

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“The Whistler” by John Grisham A book review by Brian Favretto

As human beings we were graced with the quality of free will, the intellectual capacity to make our own decisions and choose between right and wrong. The judicial system in this country has created laws that are meant to help guide our free will. We break the law and face penalties when we freely choose to ignore or disobey these rules. We have also created a system of checks and balances whereas a judge and jury oversee the process, in order to objectively maintain the integrity of the system. The problem is that the judges and the juries are human as well, guided by personal prejudices and capable of making their own decisions, some of which poor in nature. So, we now have agencies to oversee the overseers, designed to keep the judges’ free wills in check, and to make sure the legal system doesn’t break down. Most authors will write about topics in which they hold vast knowledge, or topics that are held close to their heart. John Grisham has been an advocate for legal justice for many years. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Innocence Project, an oversight committee tasked with making sure justice is carried out following a conviction. His work as an “overseer of the overseers” has undoubtedly influenced his latest novel, “The Whistler”. In “The Whistler”, we are introduced to two new Grisham characters, Lacy Stoltz and Hugo Hatch, both investigators for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. In short, they investigate judges that have been accused of ethics violations or other misconduct. Lacy and Hugo seem to work well together because of their opposing qualities. Lacy is energetic and single, determined to always do the right thing regarding her work. Hugo is married with four children. “Energetic” is no longer in his vocabulary. He is an honest man that finds it easier to let Lacy make the decisions, preferably while he is napping. The story opens with Lacy and Hugo meeting with a mysterious whistleblower who invites them to “investigate the most corrupt judge in the history of American jurisprudence”. This corruption involves bribery, murder, organized crime, cover-ups, and a casino built on Native American tribal land. As the whistleblower slowly and methodically gave bits of juicy information, I was on the edge of my

seat imagining where this story could go. According to him, Judge Claudia McDover repeatedly bent or broke the rules, issuing favorable judgements for the Coast Mafia, which paved the way for them to build a casino on Tappacola tribal land. In return, she is given enormous amounts of cash, and allows an innocent man to waste away on death row after being framed for murder. As lawyers and not sworn law enforcement, Lacy and Hugo quickly realize that they are in over their heads. They see the danger in stoking this fire, yet they agree that McDover needs to be brought down. They agree to take the case, and ask the gun-toting FBI to assist them. Intrigued as they are, the FBI will not commit to the case until the Coast Mafia catches word of the investigation, and displays their willingness to shut it down at all costs. Can the judge be brought down? Will the Coast Mafia be dismantled? Will the innocent be vindicated? Will Lacy and Hugo win the day? This book had so much potential, but ended up leaving me disappointed. I spent the first half of the book wanting the suspense to build and waiting for something to happen. The climax of the story was early and weak, and the second half of the book was mostly dedicated to listing the aftermath. At times I felt like I was reading a documentary, and began to wonder if this was a true story. That means Grisham did a wonderful job in making the situations feel realistic, but my main criticism is that none of the characters were well developed. I didn’t come to know or relate to any of them. In fact, the best character development came from a minor character, as he vividly described the outward strength shown while grieving the loss of a loved one. Further, I like when an author ties up all the loose ends in the last few pages, so that I’m left with a “mind picture”, or ending snapshot of the plot. “The Whistler” seemed to wrap up for the last 50 pages or more. I got the impression that this novel was being written purposely for the adaptation of a television series or movie. I’ve been a Grisham fan since “A Time to Kill” in 1989, and as all Grisham faithful, I look forward to each new piece of work. I believe he genuinely cares about, and advocates for positive changes in our legal system. I won’t say this book isn’t worth reading. It showed glimpses of Grisham past, but hopefully not of Grisham future. If you’re curious to see whether or not justice triumphs, check out “The Whistler” at any of our local libraries or bookstores. “The Whistler”, 2016, Doubleday

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Alright, ladies. We’re closing in on the end of that long stretch of cold, gray winter blues. We’ve made it this far; we can hold out just a few more weeks to get some warm, sunny days popping up here and there. But in the meantime, I wanted to give you another fun way to counteract the dreary monotony of these chilly months.   I got into my car the other morning to go to work, Katherine Kehoe stuffed into the driver’s seat in my puffy winter When not writing for coat like a sausage in a casing. My fingers were 08742, Katherine is a like frozen twigs as I cranked up the heat and Librarian and Drexel plugged in my iPod. I scrolled aimlessly through Graduate Student the artist options, barely paying attention to what I was reading as I waited for the car to warm up, trying to imagine any reason not to just go inside and get back under the covers.   Then a very familiar band name caught my eye. Now, some of you might be in love with country music, Top 40 pop, rock and roll, electronic, or any number of different kinds of music. For me, it’s metal. And my favorite band, without question, is Iron Maiden. I’ve listened to all of their music so many times I often overlook them when I’m trying to figure out what I want to listen to. But this particular morning, they stood out to me, and I clicked on the newest album.   Literally the moment the first power chords met my ears, I was filled with a new sense of energy. I had barely pulled out of my spot and paused at the stop sign at the end of my street before I had the volume way up and was singing along (I sound great when the music is louder than my voice!). And by the time I got to work, my mood had totally turned around. I felt full of powerful energy and ready to take on the day.   My point is, I know I’m an advocate for trying new things, but don’t ever underestimate the power of your old favorite song (or songs, or artists, or genres). If there’s a day where you’re having a hard time getting going, or you feel a little slump in the afternoon, or you just aren’t sure how you’re going to pull it together and get dinner together so you and the family can eat tonight – it’s always a safe bet to fall back on an old favorite to pick you up and get you moving again. Put it on in the car, or in the kitchen, or (quietly) in your office, but remember how strong of a force music can be. I don’t care if it’s Miranda Lambert, Led Zeppelin, The Supremes, Billy Joel, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, or Frank Sinatra – whatever music you love, keep it handy, and hang in there for the next few weeks!

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Keeping Active by Lauren Kehoe

A new season and the promise of warmer weather often bring about new goals. A commom one: to become healthier and get in better shape. Instead of getting two weeks into Spring and giving up, consider ways that your furry best friend can help you follow through and stick to the course. Having a dog has countless benefits, including helping you increase your physical activity. Most dogs have plenty of energy. They are always ready to play, walk, and run. Creating an exercise schedule with a buddy can help keep you accountable, whether two or four legged. Exercise gets your blood flowing and releases endorphins, and can also help clear your mind and destress.

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Lauren Kehoe is an avid animal lover and dog owner.

There are many ways your dog can help keep you active, the simplest being walking. Even with a fenced in yard, extra walks are always beneficial. You don’t have to jump to extremes. Small ten or fifteen minute trips multiple times a day will help get you moving and outside. Depending on your goals, you can build up. Setting reasonable steps will diminish frustration and keep you from giving up. If you and your dog are in good enough shape, you can try jogging or running. Make sure to keep an eye on your companion so he doesn’t over-exert himself. It can help to bring water as well. If he has more energy than you can handle, you can bike and have him run beside you. Off leash exercise is just as valuable. Rope toys, stuffed animals, tennis balls, and Frisbees are all good options. Running around the yard with your dog can help him get more involved and increase the quality of the enrichment. It feels like more of a game than exercise. Don’t have a yard? Check out dog parks in your neighborhood. As long as your dog is friendly, fixed, and vaccinated, he will be welcome. Some require pre-registration, while some are more casual walk-in. Check beforehand in case you need to find proof of vaccinations or spay and neuter records. If your dog gets more involved with the other dogs, walk the perimeter while supervising. Cardiovascular activity is great, but it is always good to add balance into any fitness routine. The term downward dog was created for a reason. At home yoga videos are another option. It can be hard sometimes to wind down from all of the pressures in our lives and relax. Dogs are proven to lower stress levels. Try unrolling your mat and petting your dog before getting into the poses. Focusing on him will help bring you into the present moment, directing your thoughts away from the worries. Depending on the dog, he may even join you on your mat and try to get involved!

Jasper is an active boy looking for a dog savvy owner who will be committed to obedience training and lots of exercise! This boy is super smart and would excel in training. If you are a runner, hiker or all around active person, Jasper may be the pup for you! This Southern boy is 2 years old, 40 lbs, and lived briefly in a foster home in TN with kids. Hurry in to see him...he can’t wait to bust out and find his forever family!

Qui & Quintella’s Story

6 months old as of 12/12/16 Qui and Quintella came to us in November after being trapped when a local resident had a litter Qui of kittens born in her garage. Only five months old, both girls were super shy when they first came in, and though her sister is warming up nicely, Qui is still quite timid with people. You can see that she wants to trust you when she looks at you with those big, beautiful eyes, but Quintella she’s still not sure, so she’ll need a bit of TLC to help her come out of her shell. In the meantime, she’s very capable of amusing herself with a toy mouse, and will leap in the air and play with you when you move a string toy in her general direction. She loves playing in her kitty tunnel, where she feels safe. If you have it in your heart to give this little girl a chance, she will surely respond to a loving home where she can relax and feel secure. She’s waiting patiently for her forever home. Please don’t make her wait too long.

Rosita’s Story

Rosita, Daryl and Mchonne (both have been adopted) came to us about 3-4 weeks old. They were sent into foster care until they were old enough to eat on their own. During her time in foster, her care taker noticed that Rosita was more on the reserved side; she was cautious of others but warmed up very quickly. Rosita loved to take naps with you; you would usually find her cuddled up near your head, neck or face, but when awake and playing she had a tendency to want to play alone or with her siblings.

Remember to set small goals and work your way up. Overwhelming yourself with unrealistic expectations will prevent progress. Getting more physical activity is healthy mentally and physically for both you and your dog. Things are more fun with a buddy, so why not make it man’s best friend?

Since she has been back at the shelter, she and the others were fighting a virus that sadly left them alone for majority of the day. Now completely healthy and cleared by the vet they are doing well and are ready to find their forever homes. But because of this time not being able to spend with the staff or volunteers she resorted back into her shell. She is weary of people and will scope you out from afar at first, slowly taking steps towards you to check you out further. She is still young and very playful and we are confident that with the right owners to give her time to adjust and all the love possible she will be one that will never be forgotten! She is truly a sweet heart and once she is settled into her new home, you will be so glad you chose her! Rosita is a beautiful medium to long hair orange tabby that is spayed and up to date on age appropriate shots.

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Take the Point Pleasant Beach Trolley By the time March rolls around I am done with slow-cooker meals. I crave fresh flavors and vegetables but sometimes I get in a rut of dinner boredom. When you are between growing seasons it is a good time to look for those vegetables with longer harvesting times. In this case early spring asparagus is paired with late winter brussel sprouts, and roasted together. Apricot jam and fresh grated ginger liven up the pork and you can almost taste spring! Enjoy!

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