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You asked for it, you got it — more August Wilson! Following our critically acclaimed productions of Jitney and Two Trains Running, we are now taking you to Pittsburgh, 1948, where local blues guitarist Floyd “Schoolboy” Barton sits on the edge of stardom. Marking the directorial debut of Two River favorite Brandon J. Dirden (Your Blues Ain’t Sweet Like Mine, Topdog/Underdog and Jitney), Seven Guitars will feature cast members Brittany Bellizeare (Ruby), Brian D. Coats (Hedley), Crystal Dickinson (Louise), Jason Dirden (Canewell), Charlie Hudson III (Red Carter), Kevin Mambo (Floyd Barton) and Christina Acosta Robinson (Vera).
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PAULINE POYNER Pauline Poyner sets the performance bar high for herself when it comes to reaching goals. A nationally ranked realtor at Heritage House Sotheby’s International Realty in Rumson, her determination to be tops has taken her to the very highest level of achievement in the winners circle for the NJAR® Circle of Excellence Sales Awards®. So, when Pauline’s doctor told her in May that she had breast cancer, she was shocked by the news (that came in while she was training for a 10K road race), but set and ready to win again.
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Business as usual. Let’s do it! Medical advances and early diagnosis gave her a running start, as they have for millions of women today who have faced and met the same challenge. For Pauline, the right team is essential for success. Scott, her husband and partner in life and real estate, is a licensed realtor and designated quarterback on “Team Pauline,” as they called the group of key players in the new challenge. Dr. Debra Camal and Dr. Gregory Greco at Riverview Medical Center were on the medical front line with a wonderfully positive outlook that matched Pauline’s own natural optimism. It’s a quality she counts on, in herself and others. “You have to believe that you’re okay, and be strong,” she advises, and she has the track record to prove it. In the highly competitive world of real estate, Pauline’s rise to the top has been lifted by her own inherent confidence, matched with a strong work ethic that doesn’t let her drop the ball for a second when it comes to her clients and prospects. Pauline runs her business with precision, no matter what. Thanks to her assistant Judy Cancalosi and Scott’s hand on the helm, Pauline and her clients didn’t miss a beat. “Team Pauline.” Business as usual. Let’s do it! This year has been a milestone one for Pauline in many ways. Her decision two years ago for her and Scott to join forces with Heritage House has proven to be the absolutely right one. Her client portfolio for listings and sales is solid Platinum, her medal of choice. She’s tested her own strengths in a health crisis that confirmed her faith and trust in the strength of others. And, she’s been given what she considers an even greater chance to open her heart and give back to community in thanks for her own good fortune. The March of Dimes is just one of the charitable organizations she has actively supported. For two years, she has chaired their fund-raising gala, helping to raise more than a $100,000. She has worked with the Kortney Rose Foundation— dedicated to raising funds for the treatment and cure of pediatric cancer—for more than ten years. Mary’s Place by the Sea in Ocean Grove, a retreat with a mission to support women during and after cancer treatment, is a new discovery on her personal journey that she plans to thank. “Team Pauline.” Business as usual. Better than ever!
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If you’ve been to Red Bank, you know the art scene there is flourishing, taking off in all directions and luring art lovers from throughout the area and beyond. We spoke recently with artist Tara Amelchenko, a Point Pleasant native and resident of Asbury Park, who manages Detour Gallery on 24 Clay Street. Detour is currently under renovation, with an expected opening sometime between the Holiday Season and the Spring.
RED HOT: First, the art. What can we expect to see on your walls? TARA: The kind of honest work that has something to say. Everything from folk art to street art.
RED HOT: What in your background makes you a natural for the job? TARA: I studied at Pratt Institute, worked for years throughout Italy on fine art, decorative, and restoration projects. I then moved back to Manhattan to work with movie ad muralists and to exhibit as a fine artist. My mom is a very talented painter, and my father is an amazingly creative architect; he did work for gallery owner Kenny Schwartz, which is how I met Kenny and got involved. RED HOT: I understand Mr. Schwartz owns local car dealerships. Why the interest in art? TARA: Kenny is a self-described “art freak;" he's an avid collector with a great eye. He's a wonderful guy to work with, and is like the patron saint of artists. We have a lot of fun. Kenny has always wanted to provide a contemporary art center for the Jersey Shore, one that would offer its residents a place other than NYC to enjoy modern art on a large scale.
RED HOT: And the name? TARA: The original name, Wunderlust, was jettisoned in favor of Detour, which Kenny came up with. He travels a lot and often takes the road less traveled in search of the undiscovered artists who try to make a living where it's affordable, often on the outskirts of major cities. Artists are always the first ones to be kicked out of a great neighborhood after they've created a cultural scene or simply enhanced that location's character. When taking these "detours,” Kenny finds them, these hidden gems, these purists, and wants to offer that enjoyment to others by way of Detour Gallery. RED HOT: You’re renovating a 9,000-square-foot space in an old vacant warehouse. What’s the plan?
TARA: Well, the exterior walls of the gallery will function as a canvas itself, while housing imagery and murals from the exhibiting artists and celebrated street artists of today. Its roof will feature master artisan Sergio Furnari’s life-sized sculpture. Local architects Paul Amelchenko and Steven Raciti are working together to preserve the integrity of the building's history and its “beautiful industrial bones,” in addition to enhancements that will allow it to stand alone as an architectural statement for Red Bank.
RED HOT: Is there anything else that makes your gallery different from the others?
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JOE WAJDA World Subaru, on Shrewsbury Avenue in Tinton Falls, ranks in the top 15% of Subaru dealers nationwide.
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But it’s not all about sales figures, says the man who, in no small measure, was an integral part in their achievement. Joe Wajda, general manager of World Subaru and World Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ram, which is located across the street, is celebrating his tenth year with the company. He’s especially proud of World’s charitable involvement with the community, and its approach to running a business. “We take great care of our employees—there is very little turnover—and we take great care of our customers. We like what we do. It’s not just about selling cars; it’s about building relationships with local families.” It’s an operational philosophy that Joe learned from his mentor Kenny Schwartz, a Red Bank entrepreneur who entered the auto business in 1973 and, today, owns the World dealerships, including World Volkswagon in Neptune. In 2005, a then 24 year old Joe Wajda had the good fortune to be hired by Kenny and taken under his wing. “Kenny helped me grow in the dealership,” he explains, over the years giving him more and more responsibility, allowing Joe to take the initiative with the firm understanding that the customer be his number one priority. A former finance manager for the DCH Auto Group, Joe was also a New York musical director and piano player. He’ll be back at the keyboards in March to accompany singer and actress Patti LuPone in a number she’s scheduled to perform at the Count Basie Theatre, and will be directing a choir as well. “I will play a small role,” he says. The Count Basie Theatre, like music, is close to Joe’s heart—and to World’s. “As an ardent and proud sponsor, we’re very involved with the Theatre,” he notes, “and supportive of the arts in general. They’re an integral part of education for youth and a focal point of our local community.” World is also a big supporter of the Arms Wide Open Childhood Cancer Foundation, Inc. in Marlboro. “By the end of this year our goal is to help them raise close to $100,000 for children with cancer throughout Monmouth County,” says Joe. Life at the World Family of Dealerships is anything but static. To meet the growing demands of its business, they’ve started renovations on World Jeep that, in a year or so, will result in a major overhaul. And next year World Subaru will likely undergo a significant service facility expansion. “It’s a family here at World, and we all get along with each other,” says Joe. “It’s a great place to work.”
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an arts corrido that’s both whimsically and matter-of-factly described as running “from Matawan to Manasquan”— a surprisingly eclectic concentration of creative energy; centered in and around the various local whistle-stops of New Jersey Transit’s North Jersey Coast Line. And sitting right at the heart of the “MoCo Arts Corridor” is station stop Red Bank. It’s there, within the venerable Count Basie Theatre building, just down Monmouth Street from Red Bank’s distinctive gingerbread train station, that you’ll find the headquarters of Monmouth Arts . Relocated in late 2014 to a street-level space from its former digs on the theatre’s second floor, it’s a modestly scaled small office presided over by longtime Executive Director Mary Eileen Fouratt—with a “window on Main Street” vibe that finds it newly situated amid the hubbub of the Basie’s busy box office, the big buses of the internationally touring talent, and the hardworking hopefuls of the Count’s Performing Arts Academy.
“There are a lot of mural projects happening now,” says Acerra, citing the example of a Belmar-based painting project as one that allowed members of the community to grab a brush and take part in the creative process. “It’s cool to see it catching on…it creates landmarks for visitors, and it’s a positive for residents who like to have some input into these very visible works of art.” Outdoor murals and other public-space art installations are among the attractions spotlighted in the MoCo Arts Corridor project, as well as an online public-art mapping project being coordinated with the Monmouth County Division of Planning. This is all in addition to the regular programs that Monmouth Arts has established and maintained over its 40-plus years of history—a rundown that includes the annual Teen Arts Festival at Brookdale Community College; the Art Education Awards; a yearly Networking Meeting for member artists and organizations, and the nearly $100,000 in Art Helps grants disbursed each year to countybased entities and initiatives (including Red Bank Street Life, Monmouth Civic Chorus, Phoenix Productions, and the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council) through the NJ State Council on the Arts.
Red Bank’s Monmouth Arts paints a picture of one very creative corridor
According to Monmouth Ar ts Community Engagement Manager Danielle Acerra, the place known as “Monmouth ArtSpace 105” is also the epicenter of an ambitious “creative placemaking initiative” that seeks to map out, catalog and highlight all that the county’s coastal communities have to offer in the way of visual art, music, theater, film, and other cultural offerings from a frankly awesome arsenal of treasures—a service not just to visitors, but to local residents who may not have been aware of all the exciting things that have taken root in their own backyard.
MONMOUTH ARTSPACE 105 One Year Anniversary
A relatively recent addition to the staff (and a granddaughter of the late and legendary composer-conductor Nelson Riddle), Acerra details some of the ways in which Monmouth Arts home base is made available to the area’s creative community—ranging from the quarterly art exhibits displayed on the member gallery wall, to an ongoing guest-hosted “Workshops for Creatives” series designed to “give artists the different tech and marketing tools they need to thrive in our economy.” On weekends, the ArtSpace is commandeered by the Red Bank Visitors Center and its longtime director/ambassador, Margaret Mass.
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What’s more, Monmouth Arts continues to award $500 Mini-Grants to such beneficiaries as the Brookdale Visiting Artists series and the Social Community Activities Network—money that’s raised from corporate and individual private donors, through Geraldine Dodge and other foundations, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and (in the case of the state funding) by hotel/motel taxes.
That said, it’s what’s going on outside the office that’s most of interest to Monmouth Arts—and in between the array of activity taking place at major arts hubs within Red Bank (the Basie, Two River Theater) and elsewhere (Monmouth University, the Asbury Park oceanfront, Algonquin Arts Theatre) is a renewed emphasis on “public art.”
Above all else, Monmouth Arts sees its primary mission in fostering a sense of community among the disparate towns of Monmouth County, as well as the energetic creative class that has chosen to make its home in an increasingly diverse corner of the Garden State. A feeling and sense of common purpose that unites the veteran artists of Roosevelt with the newest tech-savvy arrivals of Asbury Park; the stewards of such favorite homegrown institutions as the Monmouth Symphony and the Art Alliance with the founders of the newest neighborhood arts collectives. “That’s what we’re about…it’s what my job is, and it’s also what I love to do,” explains Danielle Acerra. “Connect people. Bring them together.”
Full details on the Monmouth Arts, its programs, and all aspects of community involvement and outreach can be found at monmoutharts.org and moconj.org RED HOT MAGAZINE We Love Local
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Brooklyn, NY-based home furnishings retailer West Elm branches out with its third New Jersey (Princeton, Paramus, Red Bank!!!)store grand-opening in October in the snazzy WestSide Lofts building next to the stunning Two River Theater. The 11,000square-foot location opens with West Elm’s preholiday assortment and suite of complimentary design services. West Elm LOCAL, a community outreach to makers + designers near you, adds hand-picked unique, regionally sourced pieces by New Jerseybased artisans and designers to the creative mix. Welcome to the neighborhood!
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August Wilson Strikes a Resounding Chord SEVEN GUITARS September 12–October 4, 2015 | Two River Theater
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Following the Two River Theater critically-acclaimed productions of August Wilson’s Jitney (2012) and Two Trains Running (2013), the Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning playwright’s Seven Guitars opens the TRT new season with Brandon J. Dirden making his directorial debut. Wilson’s work, and especially his seminal “American Cycle”—10 plays set in each decade of the 20th-century that are uniquely calibrated to the African-American moment—are classics of American theater. Seven Guitars is the fifth play chronologically. Set in Wilson’s Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1948 after WWII, it represents the 1940’s entry in his Pittsburgh Cycle when the dichotomy of a thriving, prospering America was the backdrop for the illusionary dreams of a cast of seven colorful and complex characters, each given at least one sizzling solo. Seven Guitars features cast members Brittany Bellizeare (Ruby), Brian D. Coats (Hedley), Crystal Dickinson (Louise), Jason Dirden (Canewell), Charlie Hudson III (Red Carter), Kevin Mambo (Floyd Barton) and Christina Acosta Robinson (Vera)…”the next generation of Wilsonian greats!”
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Brandon J. Dirden, Jason Dirden, and Crystal Dickinson
The chemistry between brothers Brandon and Jason Dirden was first evident on the stage the two actors shared in the Two River Theater 2012 production of the high-octane thriller, Topdog/Underdog. Now, they continue their family affair in the Two River production of August Wilson’s Seven Guitars, with Brandon making his directorial debut, Jason in the part of Canewell, and Crystal Dickinson, Brandon’s wife, joining the company in the role of Louise. It’s not the first time the talented trio has worked together. In 2008, Jason performed at the Kennedy Center salute to August Wilson’s 20th Century American Cycle of plays and, that same year, was offered a part in the Signature Theatre production of First Breeze of Summer. Jason’s character had an older brother and he took the opportunity to recommend his older brother, Brandon, for the part. Brandon got it. His character had a fiancée. After auditioning, his wife and fellow actor, Crystal Dickinson, soon joined the cast.
First Breeze of Summer was our big coming out together in New York,” recalls Dickinson, who appeared on Broadway in 2012, in Clybourne Park. “The three of us support each other artistically in all that we do. We never stop collaborating.” Brandon and Jason have both appeared on Broadway: Brandon, as Dr. Martin Luther King, in the 2014 Tony Award winning Best Play, All The Way; Jason in the 2014 revival of A Raisin in the Sun, starring Denzel Washington.
Jason and Brandon Dirden in Top Dog/Underdog
“As an actor, it’s really about taking an audience on a journey through the lens of my character,” said Brandon, who was in the cast of the Two River Theater production of Jitney by August Wilson. “Now, as the director, I’m responsible for helping the audience join in on everyone’s journey.”
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ed Bank’s vibrant Westside Arts & Antique District is an architectural showcase with the historic Red Bank Train Station, The Galleria/Eisner Factory building, and the Two River Theater strung along the necklace of Bridge Avenue, just steps apart. WestSide Lofts is the newest gem, dazzling in its exciting west-coast-inspired design, multi-faceted in its mixed-use purpose, and a very special place to call home.
There are 92 luxury apartments, 13 two-story townhomes, and three unique live-work art studios, with residences surrounding a landscaped courtyard. With abundant natural lighting, spacious kitchens, and dynamic floor plans, the extensive amenities include everything from lush landscaping to a dramatic rooftop deck with fire pit, oversized hot tub, BBQ grill, and spectacular views of the Navesink River. The fitness center, cyber-café, game room, and clubroom add to the sense of community designed into this neighborhood within a neighborhood. The pet-friendly policy welcomes dogs and cats (two pets per apartment), with no weight limits, but certain breed restrictions. Owned, developed, and managed by Metrovation in partnership with New Jerseybased Woodmont Properties, credit for the vibrancy and community-minded character of this latest installment in the ongoing renaissance of the West Side district go to Metrovation, a privately owned specialty real estate development company launched in the early 1980s in California, with an office in Red Bank. Its stated mandate is to conceptualize and create “unique properties that bring new life and new possibilities to places.” If the proof is in the projects, just look to The Grove at Shrewsbury or Brook 35 Plaza in Sea Girt or any of the properties developed, Tara Sutphin has moved her interior design business, Tara Sutphin Designs, to the first floor of her owned, or managed by the Metrovation in new live/work space at WestSide Lofts. She goes home to her residence up the connecting staircase, New Jersey, California, and Washington to see a two bedroom-two-bath luxury apartment with its own private roof deck. where the neighborhood can be going.
“This space is phenomenal! It’s all fresh, new, and exciting—just the way I want my life to be.” Tara Sutphin, pictured in her new office live/work space in WestSide Lofts
Approximately 25,000 square feet of retail space is anchored by West Elm, the New York-based home furnishings retailer, and microbrewmeister Adam Rechnitz’s Triumph Brewing Company with locations in Princeton, New Hope, and Philadelphia. On Bridge Avenue, the old neighbor is still there with the Farmers Market on Sundays in The Galleria parking lot and the new season starting at The Two River Theater and the Santa’s Train coming into the Red Bank station for the holidays. But now, a bright new spark has been added with the opening of WestSide Lofts that’s 85% occupied and glowing.
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by CAITLIN COYLE for Meridian Health
MOVE & RUN
Cooled RF RELIEF
ooled Radiofrequency (Cooled RF) is an effective, non-invasive alternative to surgery for the treatment of chronic back, hip, and knee pain. An advancement of traditional radiofrequency ablation—a recognized and commonly used treatment for spine pain—Cooled RF is now available at Riverview Medical Center for people who may not be ready, or be candidates for surgery.
Chronic pain of the back, hip, and knee is common among many adults. Whether pain is a result of injury, disease such as osteoarthritis, or just normal aging, its uncomfortable effects can take a toll on a person’s quality of life and prevent them from doing things they love. With Cooled RF, physicians have a larger treatment area to work with, which reduces the risk of damaging adjacent tissues, and expands the treatment capability for knee and hip pain in addition to back pain.
RUN PAIN FREE
Join Sean Li, M.D. and Peter Staats, M.D. on Thursday, October 15 at 6:00 pm at Meridian Community Resource Center at Freehold Raceway Mall, to learn about the benefits of Cooled RF specific to runners experiencing pain. Drs. Li and Staats will discuss how Cooled RF works so you can hear if it might be right for you. Learn more about the event at MeridianHealth.com/CommunityResourceCenter. To register, please call 1-800-DOCTORS.
“Cooled RF is designed to treat complicated refractory pain by ablating various nerves such as those involved with chronic knee or low back pain,” says Sean Li, M.D., a pain management physician at Riverview Medical Center and skilled in the treatment of Cooled RF. “Water is circulated through the device while nervous tissue is heated, creating a treatment area larger than with traditional RF treatments. Using radiofrequency energy, the sensory nerves causing pain are targeted, sparing excessive heating or damage to adjacent tissue.” There are a number of treatment options available for the management and treatment of chronic pain, from over-the-counter and prescription medications, to therapeutic remedies and therapies, to surgery and rehabilitation. The type of treatment that may be best for one person may not necessarily be the best option for another.
Sean Li, M.D. & Peter Staats, M.D.— pain management physicians at Riverview Medical Center skilled in the treatment of Cooled RF
According to Peter Staats, M.D., another pain management physician at Riverview performing Cooled RF, people living with pain should talk with their doctor to discuss what treatment options may be best for them. “People who have pain lasting more than three months, have pain that radiates to other parts of the body or worsens when shifting weight, pain from standing or sitting for long periods of time, or even from walking or running may benefit from Cooled RF,” says Dr. Staats. Cooled RF is a non-invasive procedure done on an outpatient basis so patients return to their normal routine quickly and with minimal pain or discomfort. Many patients will begin to feel relief within a week, and many will be able to reduce the use of medication. Currently Riverview Medical Center is the only hospital in the region to offer Cooled RF. If you think you may be a candidate for the procedure or would like to learn more visit RiverviewMedicalCenter.com/CooledRF.
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Riverview Moms expect the best and our Childbirth Center delivers. When it comes to your childbirth experience you want the best doctors and exceptional amenities, and the Childbirth Center at Riverview delivers! From pre-conception to post-partum, you can count on Riverview’s Childbirth Team of board certified OB/GYNs, specialists, pediatricians, and Magnet-recognized nurses, to provide the best care for you and your baby. Our team’s skill is complemented by an incredible environment. Our fully private rooms feature the look of a contemporary spa overlooking the Navesink River, and our Special Care Nursery features the latest equipment and clinical practices for premature infants, with a direct link to the area’s leading children’s hospital, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital. You can also expect the unexpected with amenities such as Concierge Care, which provides access to everything from hair, make-up, local cuisine, and custom requests, as well as Bella Baby Photography to artfully capture your first special moments with your baby and family.
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COUNT BASIE THEATRE TWO RIVER THEATER 99 Monmouth Street 732.842.9000 21 Bridge Avenue 732.345.1400 countbasietheatre.org trtc.org
AROUND TOWN Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival Sep 27 noon-7pm (rain date Oct 4) 40 White St Municipal Parking Lot Tons of oysters. Plenty of beers and wine. Lots of festival- style food from more than 20 Red Bank restaurants. Live music on two stages. ($5 to get in. Under 10, free, fundraiser for Jane Booker Cancer Center, LunchBreak & Red Bank RiverCenter) Girls Night Out Oct 15 from 5pm Discounts, specials, prize drawings in shops, salons, restaurants and bars all over town Red Bank Farmers Market Every Sunday thru Nov 22 9am-2pm The Galleria Parking Lot Bridge Av & West Front St Locally-grown produce from NJ’s finest farms, baked good, crafts, vendors, fresh air & fun Red Bank Food & Wine Walk 3rd Sunday, Sep 20, Oct 18 2-5pm Sample over 20 of Red Bank’s popular restaurants & eateries on an afternoon stroll thru town ($35/per person; tickets must be purchaed in advance online: redbank.org) What’s In Your Attic? Oct 17 1-5pm Red Bank Public Library “Antique Road Show” equivalent with expert advise by Riverbank Antiques & Interiors on the history, age and approximate value of your antiques & collectibles ($20 admission)
BOWTIE CINEMAS 36 White Street 732.747.0333 bowtiecinemas.com
RED BANK PUBLIC LIBRARY 84 W. Front St 732.842.0690 redbanklibrary.org
ART Art Alliance of Monmouth County 33 Monmouth St 842-9403 Exhibits: “This Just In” opening Sep 12; “Orange is the New Black” & “Land and Sea” opening Oct 3; 29th Annual Juried Exhibition, opening Nov 7 (A co-op gallery for area artists) Beacon Fine Arts Gallery 61 Monmouth St 936-0888 Paintings, sculpture, serigraphs and giclee prints Chetkin Gallery 9 Wharf Av 743-6116 International fine art with an emphasis on contemporary European painters Frame to Please 2 Bridge Av/ The Galleria 7418062 Original artwork and photography by local artists Gotham Fine Art Gallery & Speakeasy 19 Broad St 305-923-1696 Collectible fine art, limited editions, selected bronze work
FILM First Rate, First Run Indies & Foreign Films Bow Tie Cinemas RB 36 White St 777-3456
Clockwise from top: Golden Dragon Acrobats/T&P; America’s Got Talent Live/T&P; Igudesman & Joo/Music; Engelbert Humperdinck/Music; Mad Max: Fury Road/Film; Jean-Yves Thibaudet/Music; The Price Is Right Live/T&P; Cheap Trick/Music; Lidia Bastianich/T&R; Steven Wright/Comedy; Seven Guitars/T&P; Tears For Fears/Music; Doo-Wop/Music; Bela Fleck & Chick Corea/Music; John Hiatt & Lyle Lovett/Music; Loreena McKennitt/Music; Bo Burnham/Comedy; Evita/T&P; Pirates of Penzance/T&P; Peter Pan/T&P; Flying Karamazov Brothers/T&P; Jacques Pepin/T&R; Dead On Live/Music; Capitol Steps/Comedy.
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M U S I C | S H O P P I N G | T H E AT E R Count Basie Cinema Society Free Blockbuster Series Count Basie Theatre Sep 16/Mad Max: Fury Road
COMEDY Steve Wright Oct 2 8pm Count Basie Theatre Academy Award winning/ late night favorite performing his signature off-beat routines Bo Burnham Oct 6 8pm Count Basie Theatre Stand-up, music, and theater all rolled-up in the Make Happy Tour 2015 The Capitol Steps Oct 23 8pm Count Basie Theatre The sharp-witted insiderWashington comedy group that “puts the ‘mock’ in democracy”
TALKS & READINGS Jacques Pepin: Appetite Chef Series Oct 31 4pm Count Basie Theatre “The original Iron Chef ” shares his recipes for success in every kitchen An Intimate Conversation with Lidia Bastianich Nov 4 7:30pm Count Basie Theatre Celebrity chef of Public TVs “Lidia’s Italy” talks food, family, and Italian cuisine with host Vic Rallo, host of “Eat, Drink, Italy” RB LIBRARY PUBLIC LIBRARY: River Read 2nd Sat of the month 11:30am-1:30pm Red Bank Public Library Featured readers of original poetry and other genres, plus open-mic Readin’ on the River 3rd Wed of the month 7-8pm Adult book discussion (732-842-0690 for titles and information) Jersey Inchkins 3rd Wed of the month 1-3:30pm a club made up of adults who do "very little work” building houses, rooms,
scenes, and vignettes in miniature Let’s Talk About Race 7-8pm Dynamic series of discussions exploring race, cultural identity and class in the context of literary works, moderated by Gilda Rogers Sep 30 Documentary: The American Dream is at the Expense of the American Nego (the 1965 debate between William F. Buckley and James Baldwin); Oct 28”Wattstax to Boys of Baraka”; Nov 18 Supreme Court 1967 decision Loving vs. Virginia
THEATER/ PERFORMANCES Evita Sep 11, 12, 18, 19 8pm Sep 13, 20 3pm Count Basie Theatre Phoenix Productions staging of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical masterpiece about the life of Argentine political leader Eva Peron August Wilson’s Seven Guitars Sep 12 - Oct 4 Two River Theatre The fifth play chronologically in the acclaimed “American Cycle” of ten that calibrates the AfricanAmerican experience in each decade of the 20th century (see story pg 21) Dames of Our Lives Oct 22 8pm Oct 25 4pm Two River Theatre A raucous comedy “whodunit” written and performed by Maggie McDonald Condon A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Nov 14 - Dec 13 Two River Theatre Broadway’s greatest musical farce—a hilarious romp through Ancient Rome with lyrics and music by Stephen Sondheim Golden Dragon Acrobat Sep 27 3pm Sep 28 10:30am Count Basie Theatre The acrobatic artistry by China’s premiere touring company The Flying Karamazov Brothers Oct 11 3pm Count Basie Theatre A showcase of zany antics by four self-proclaimed, internationally renown eccentrics Pirates of Penzance Oct 18 3pm Count Basie Theatre New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players in the exuberant musical theater masterpiece
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America’s Got Talent Live Oct 20 8pm Count Basie Theatre The All-Stars Tour from the hit NBC variety competition series The Price is Right Live Nov 1 8pm Count Basie Theatre “Come on Down” for the chance to play games and win prizes from TV’s longest running game show, live Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox Nov 6 8pm Count Basie Theatre Musical time-traveling with the YouTube sensation (over a hundred million views) Peter Pan presented by Phoenix Productions Nov 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 Count Basie Theatre The magic, warmth, and adventure of Neverland in a high-soaring musical for all ages
DANCE Red Bank Tango Argentine tango; for all level (Mon evenings) at Red Bank Elks Lodge 40 W Front St; monthly milongas (3rd Weds) at local Red Bank venues redbanktango.com
MUSIC Cheap Trick Sep 23 7:30pm Count Basie Theatre The powerpop progenitors continue their musical legacy Josh Turner Sep 24 8pm Count Basie Theatre Multi-platinum MCA Nashville hit-maker with special guest, Raquel Cole Chick Corea & Bela Fleck Sep 26 8 pm Count Basie Theatre Two legends from different musical worlds in an historic duet of piano and banjo Tears for Fears Sep 30 8 pm Count Basie Theatre Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith reunited with hits from their 1983 debut album An Evening of Old Time Doo-Wop Oct 3 7:00pm The Heartbeats, Harold Winley & the Clovers, The Original Chantels and more Engelbert Humperdinck Oct 7 7:30pm Count Basie Theatre The international music legend sings his evergreen ever popular hits
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Igudesman & Joo: And Now...Mozart! Oct 9 8 pm Two River Theater Two classical musicians popularize Mozart with a unique of mix comedy, music and pop culture An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt Oct 13 8 pm Count Basie Theatre An unplugged gig with two of music’s super stars Loreena McKennitt Oct 22 8 pm Count Basie Theatre Celtic pop, folk and world music blended with Irish storytelling Thibudet Plays Gershwin presented by the NJ Symphony Orchesta Oct 24 8 pm Count Basie Theatre Gershwin and Bernstein, perfect together, especially with piano soloist Jean-Yves Thibaudet in the mix Dead on Live Oct 30 8pm Count Basie Theatre Orchestral Grateful Dead tribute on All Hollow’s Eve
NIGHTLIFE Buona Sera 50 Maple Ave 530-5858; 530.1037 DJ Th, Fri & Sat
Jamian’s Food & Drink 79 Monmouth St 747-8050 Tues/Game Night; Wed /Live reggae with Random Test; Th/GratefulThursdays; Fri/ Live music; Sat/Live Music; Sun/Open Mic La Pastaria Restaurant 30 Linden Pl 224-8699 First & Third Fri/Russ Martone performing classic Sinatra and others Molly Pitcher Inn 88 Riverside Ave 747-2500 Thu/Fri/Sat Live piano and vocals–Barbara Rose The Downtown 10 West Front St 741-2828 Live music every night, upstairs and downstairs; Thu/Country Night The Oyster Point Hotel 146 Bodman Pl 530-8200 The Pearl Lounge Every Fri/7-11pm George Markey on piano Walt Street Pub 180 Monmouth St 741-5936 Live music
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SUNDAY 09.27.15 noon – 7PM white street parking lot Rain date OCt 4th
LIVE MUSIC THE NERDS • BRIAN KIRK & THE JIRKS • BOB BURGER’S FLEETWOOD MAC SHOW THE MIGHTY SHILLELAGHS VAN MORRISON-U2 TRIBUTE SHOW • DADDY O’POCKETFUL • SO WATT BAND MATT WADE BAND • PAT RODDY BAND • IRISH DANCERS & PIPES AND DRUMS AND MORE!
over 20 Red Bank Restaurants Serving a variety of great food
Tons of Oysters and Guinness Plus Lighter Beers and Wine
Family Friendly! • $5 Admission • 10 and under FREE • No Pets Please Proceeds benefit The Jane H. Booker Cancer Center at Riverview Medical Center, Lunch Break, and Red Bank RiverCenter
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OFF THEIR ROCKERS The Amazing Action-Packed Atlantic Highlands Front Porch Club Front Porch Club founders Benson and Sarah Chiles
by CORT SMITH
“Hey, I just found a parakeet in my front yard!” read an email sent to Benson Chiles, from one of his Atlantic Highlands neighbors. A parakeet? No problem. Benson immediately sent out his own email, to a special list, and within five minutes the bird and its owner were happily reunited. Another time, a friend stopped by the Third Avenue house, where Benson lives with his wife, Sarah, and their three kids. The friend was wearing a snazzy jacket, though the weather was hot. “Know why I’m wearing this?” the friend said. Some time before, Benson had sent out a notice regarding a local tailor. The jacket, rather worn until this tailor restored it, once belonged to the friend’s deceased father. The tattered pocket lining was left untouched. “That was where I always would reach in to get candies from my dad,” the friend explained. These anecdotes, while not universally earth shattering, Benson allows, are “little windows” into the kind of network, or forum that he and Sarah and other borough residents are building in their effort to make a difference in ways both small and large—and just plain have fun together. They call it the Front Porch Club. Rocking chairs notwithstanding (this is, after all, a quaint Victorian bayside borough with a tight knit population of some 4,322), since its launch by Sarah in 2004 the ever-growing group has raised around $70,000. Last year, at FPC’s 10th Annual Chilifest, they drew a crowd of 500 and pulled in over $10,000, earmarked for the Henry Hudson Tri-district Education Foundation (created by Sarah). During the year monies raised by FPC go to a variety of local causes; they started out with the local library and food pantry, and branched off from there.
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11th Annual Front Porch Club Chilifest 2015 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2015 | 3pm (rain date October 3) SANDY HOOK BAY CATAMARAN CLUB Avenue D & Center Ave., Atlantic Highlands frontporchclub.com
Chilifest 2014 A FILM BY FPC MEMBER MICHAEL BOYLAN Jury Award FilmOneFest 2015 Winner vimeo.com/108577048
Far left: Neil Effron & Ross DiMiceli, 2014 Chilifest Grand Prize Winners. Near left: Poster by graphic designer Jennifer Candelmo Yannarelli: After a few years of a poster theme featuring kids eating chili, we decided to spice it up. This year, in recognition of the 11th Annual Atlantic Highlands Front Porch Club Chilifest, the theme is "Spinal Tap," the heavy metal 80's mockumentary which references a special amplifier that goes "one louder to 11."
Today, FPC supports everything from local book clubs and kids play groups to social events and online initiatives, and welcomes newcomers to the community. When they’re not spearheading some effort themselves, FPC works as “a kind of a platform to help local organizations launch and build support for whatever they’re interested in,” Benson says. Apart from fundraising, FPC helps others generate publicity, and serves as a clearinghouse for volunteers. When Benson and Sarah moved from New York City to Atlantic Highlands, 12 years back, they hardly knew a soul, and there was no viable way to connect. Front porch and living room socializing with neighbors sparked in the couple the idea to make the get-togethers more inclusive and regular. They held a meeting (“More of a party, I’d say,” notes Sarah). About 40 residents showed up, all interested in discussing issues affecting the town, sharing ideas about how to improve things, and willing to enjoying a bite and beer or two while they were at it. “The point was instead of just having a traditional newcomers club, we wanted to bring the whole town together across generations,” explains Benson.
The concept took hold, and by 2004 FPC was official. That September, Chilifest debuted as a pull-your-grill up, strut-your-best-pot-of-chili neighborhood gathering on the Chiles’ front lawn. By around the fifth year, the fest moved to larger quarters at the landmark Strauss Mansion Museum—and for the first time FPC asked attendees for donations to support local causes. FPC’s email list was also expanded (at present there are more than 500 FPC members), and allows would-be advertisers to display their logos on email that is sent out three or four times a week. The list is also used to announce local events and activities, along with lost dogs and parakeets. Having now outgrown the Strauss Mansion, this year’s Chilifest—chaired by Joe Bowbliss (taking over for past chair Charlotte Magee who heads up FPC’s social committee)—September 26, on the beach at the Sandy Hook Bay Catamaran Club, can handle more people. Monies raised will again go to the Henry Hudson Tri-district Education Foundation. Chili cook-off entrants compete for prizes in four categories: Best in ’Fest, Most Exotic, Vegetarian, and People’s Choice. There’s live music by Blind Owl and Jake & Dan, Atlantic Highlands Carton Brewery beer on tap,
Brinley Gold flowing at the Shipwreck Rum Bar, and, of course, plenty of chili. Bring your oven mitts and dancing shoes. For Benson and Sarah, the FPC is a labor of love, as they say, especially for a couple that holds down demanding day jobs. Sarah works in New York running a foundation that supports kids in foster care. Benson is a consultant for national environmental organizations concerned with ocean issues and fisheries and conservation. “Benson is from Texas but luckily loves to fish, so the Jersey Shore was a good place for him,” says Sarah, who grew up in this area. “There’s been a lot of energy around the organization since the beginning,” says Benson, “so we’ve kept the focus really local.” “And I have to say,” notes Sarah in regard to Atlantic Highlands, “it’s just a terrific place to live. Great, down-to-earth people here, great businesses, a bourgeoning kind of creative community, and always lots of cool things going on.” Like Chilifest! frontporchclub.com
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Sun Matinee Oct 18 Thurs Evening Oct 15 The First Avenue Playhouse, A Dessert Theatre 123 First Av 732-291-7552 firstavenueplayhouse.com
Sep 13 12–4:30pm Free Trolley transportation; food, drinks; drawings & giveaways First Av downtown atlantichighlands.org
37th Annual Outdoor AH Historical Society Antique & Flea Market Trash & treasures Sept 19 10am–4pm (rain date Sept 26) AH Municipal Harbor (end of First Av) ahhistory.org
EXHIBITS: Revolution thru Sept 26 Collaborative group show by AJ Dillon Gallery 54 First Av, The AHAC Arts Corner 135 First Av Second Story Art Gallery 78 First Av Work by Gerda Leibman Opening Reception Oct 10 5–7pm Second Story Art Gallery 732-291-0100 78 First Av secondstoryart.com
Dance of the Laundress Weekends Sept 4–Oct 3 Sun Matinee Sep 20 Thurs Evening Sep 17 The Kitchen Witches Weekends Oct 18–24
Fall Fest & Car Show Oct 10 noon–5pm Music, vendors, pumpkin picking & painting, costumes & cars First Ave
AUTHOR TALKS: Joseph Grabas Owning New Jersey: Historic Tales of War, Property Disputes and the Pursuit of Happiness Sep 15 7:30pm FREE Linda Barth A History of Inventing in the Garden State: From Thomas Edison to the Ice Cream Cone Oct 21 7:30pm FREE Strauss Mansion 27 Prospect Circle ahhistory.org
11th Annual Front Porch Club CHILIFEST Sep 26 3pm (rain date Oct 3) Chili contest & prizes, family fun Sandy Hook Bay Catamaran Club Avenue D & Center Ave frontporchclub.com
PTO Fall Harvest Festival Oct 3 10am–3pm Games, crafts, food, live music, 50-50 raffle AH Elementary School First Ave
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Atlantic Frightlands Haunted Walking Tour Oct 16 & 17 8-10 pm Spooky stroll through AH notorious locations for ghost sightings First Ave
Paranormal Investigations of the Strauss Mansion Oct 17 7pm Lecture, tour, investigation Haunted Literature Lantern Tour Oct 23 & 24 7–10 pm Chilling Edgar Allen Poe horror tales acted out Strauss Mansion Museum 27 Prospect Circle
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ALL BOOK MY OWN STORY by Author KAREN L. SCHNITZSPAHN
KAREN L. SCHNITZSPAHN The daughter of a magician and a mask maker, Karen Schnitzspahn is a native of New Brunswick, New Jersey. For many years, she worked as a professional puppeteer and puppet maker, designing educational puppet programs for children statewide. In the mid 1980s, she met historian George H. Moss Jr. (1923-2009) with whom she coauthored Those Innocent Years, 1898-1914, Images from the Pach Photographic Collection (Ploughshare Press, 1993) and Victorian Summers at the Grand Hotels of Long Branch, New Jersey (Ploughshare Press, 2000). An Album of Animal Companions, A Collection of Turn-of-the-Century Photographs and Ephemera (Coast & Pines Press, 1995), is a rare volume that features photographs that Karen printed from original Pach glass negatives. Her books for the popular Arcadia “Images of America” series include Little Silver (1996), Little Silver, Vol. II (1998), Belmar (1997) and Belmar, Vol. II (1999) with coauthor Sandra Epstein. A longtime fascination with early theatrical personalities led to Stars of the New Jersey Shore, A Theatrical History (Schiffer Publishing, 2007). Jazz Age stories handed down by her family provided the inspiration for The Roaring '20s at the Jersey Shore (Schiffer Publishing, 2009). Jersey Shore Food History: Victorian Feasts to Boardwalk Treats (The History Press, 2012) satisfied her craving for the cultural history of foods. Karen was the 2007 recipient of the Jane G. Clayton award presented by the Monmouth County Board of Freeholders for her “outstanding efforts to preserve the history of Monmouth County.”
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When I was l growing up in central New Jersey during the 1950s, I idolized the “perfect” women on television shows. They wore big swishy skirts and flowered aprons and spent a lot of time in the kitchen. I wondered why my mom looked so “different.” A working artist, she donned blue jeans, sandals, and dangling earrings. She was outspoken, and I was often embarrassed by her feistiness. By the time I finished high school in the mid-1960s, things were changing. The second wave of the feminist movement was taking shape, and my happy-homemakers-cookie-bakers were replaced by movers-and-shakers like Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem—and, finally, I came to realize that my unconventional mom was really a great role model. In 1970, I moved to Little Silver with my growing family and became interested in local history. My friend and mentor, Rumson author and historian George H. Moss Jr., was an inspiration and encouraged me to explore and write about our area’s past. Theatrical stars, Victorian people and their pets, the “Roaring 20s,” food—they all became my subjects. Over the years, an interest in women’s history grew, along with my files about extraordinary women—trail-blazers past and present—who lived, worked, or summered on the New Jersey Shore. My articles on them began to get published and, in 2014, The History Press gave me the chance to author “Remarkable Women of the New Jersey Shore,” my new book that traces a timeline back to the Native Americans and first European settlers. In the early nineteenth century, when much of the seashore was still wilderness, rugged women managed boarding houses and taverns. As the area developed, prospects diminished and, often, the only jobs most women could find were as domestics at hotels and mansions. Sometimes, when their husbands died, women would take over. A widow from Howell, Sarah Patterson Johnson, became the assistant lighthouse keeper on Sandy Hook in 1864, working with her brother, who was the head keeper. At the turn of the century, seasonal visitors to the Jersey Shore included a prosperous New York butcher who rented a summer bungalow in Highlands and taught his daughter, Trudy, how to swim by dangling her from a rope in the Shrewsbury River. Gertrude (Trudy) Ederle grew up to be the first woman to swim across the English Channel in 1926 and trained in the currents off the Highlands where a park is named in her honor.
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L-R: “Remarkable Women” Cindy Zipf, Sarah Patterson Johnson, Gertrude Ederle, Dina Long, Doris Pflug, Patti Scialfa, and Sonora on a high diving horse.
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A chapter about women lifeguards includes Doris Pflug who became Belmar’s first female lifeguard (or “surf constable” as the position was originally called) in 1943 when World War II caused a labor shortage on the homefront. Doris was in her nineties when I interviewed her and it was a joy. Entertainers are featured in the book, not only because I enjoy writing about them, but because of their importance. The diving horse act at Atlantic City’s Steel Pier lasted from 1929 to 1978. During The Depression, the daredevil female riders helped the economy by attracting tourists to Atlantic City. A section of the book is devoted to musician Patti Scialfa, a member of the E Street Band first and Mrs. Bruce Springsteen later. She and her husband were both born in Monmouth County and made the Jersey Shore home for their music and their family. Recognizing the challenges faced by contemporary leaders, I chose Cindy Zipf, the dedicated ocean advocate and executive director of Clean Ocean Action, and Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long who demonstrated her strong leadership abilities during Super Storm Sandy and in the long recovery that has followed. My selections are personal and diverse. A temperance leader, a painter, a doctor, a WAVE, an African American cosmetics entrepreneur, a novelist, a chef…cranberry pickers, garment workers, domestic servants—it’s an amazing collection of contributors to women’s history, and there are many more. Read my selection, make your own, and don’t forget to honor the remarkable women in your life.
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New Jersey owner Ahmed Zayat had promised racing fans that the super horse would not retire after winning the Belmont stakes and chose Monmouth Park for the horse’s next outing. Pharoah did not disappoint his fans taking control of the mile and one-eight race as he rounded the home stretch turn and shifted into another gear pulling away from the field. American Pharoah will end his racing career—barring an injury—in the Breeders Cup classic race at Keeneland Race track in Lexington, KY at the end of October before starting a second career as a stallion where his stud fees are expected to approach or pass $200,000.
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As a lifetime cat lover and long time volunteer at the Monmouth County SPCA, Sally Williams had experienced the anger and frustration of countless cat owners and knew the sad consequences that went with them—getting rid of the problem by getting rid of the kitty. Abandonment at shelters is only one way that cat owners give up on their pets. Sally knew there were better answers to solving infuriating feline behavior problems like scratching, destroying furniture, spraying, and not using the litter box, to name a familiar few.
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GREEK CUISINE 333 U.S. 9, Manalapan (located in the Alexander Plaza) 732.414.6590 anemosgreekcuisine.com
Restauranteur Helen Arvanitis
t’s a bustling Tuesday night at Anemos as groups of families and familiar faces mix with young “foodies” and relaxed restaurant-goers. Helen Arvanitis, former teacher turned successful restauranteur, seamlessly works the intimate space of her restaurant inspired by her favorite Greek islands, Santorini and Mykonos. A motivated leader born into a family of restaurant owners with over 40 years of experience, Helen tends to her customers while assisting her staff.
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Flowing through the kitchen with ease, she gives a nod to Executive Chef Sotirios Kontos who smiles as he whips up house favorites Youvetsi (slow braised lamb shank), Lavraki (Greek imported Bronzino) and the Galaktobourneko Napoleon dessert. “We are both young,” she says of herself and Chef Kontos. “We are hungry to create behind the line, and get visibly ecstatic about our dishes!” The dining area also holds true to the authenticity of Helen’s vision. Adorning the walls are colorful pebble mosaics representing the beaches of Mykonos and swirling winds that are typical throughout the island. “Anemos means full force wind—one of the strongest forces of nature,” Helen explains. “The name has everything to do with the intensity I felt while opening my own restaurant.” The beige accents throughout the space remind her of the sandy beaches, the blue glass ornamental pieces speak for the crystal blue waters, and the soothing drapery across the ceiling represents the defining feature of the “Island of the Winds.”
“I wanted to offer a modern, lighter twist on traditional Greek recipes.”
The evening is in full swing as Helen returns to tending to her establishment. Encouraging a guest to pick out his own fresh catch from the magnificent fish display, she passes by a large table of happy patrons and stops to lead them in the traditional Greek toast to match the joyful spirit of dining at Anemos. Clockwise from top left: Anemos dining room; Atlantic Salmon/char-grilled, served with artichoke-spinach orzotto, dressed with tzatziki; Youvetsi/slow braised lamb shank in tomato & Greek spices, served with orzo.
Opa! Anemos is open for lunch and dinner and offers catering for any event. It is the perfect venue to bring a client for a luncheon, enjoy a romantic night out, or bring a large group for a memorable evening. BYOB.
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MILK MOM of monmouth county JEANINE DOODY & HER DOOR-TO-DOOR TWO RIVER DAIRY Story & Photos by ART PETROSEMOLO hrewsbury's Jeanine Doody is a nurse practitioner caring for cancer patients at New York's Sloan Kettering Hospital. To her children's friends, however, she's the "milk mom." A budding entrepreneur, Jeanine started Two River Dairy this year to provide families with quality dairy products (milk, cheese, butter), along with seasonal products, and local specialty foods, that she delivers to their doorsteps.
"I truly believe it is important that we eat fresh, locally-sourced dairy, fish, foods," she says. "Not that I don't eat Fruit Loops occasionally, but as the mother of five children—like many, many moms today—I want my family to eat healthy."
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Morning home dairy deliveries all but disappeared with the growth of large grocery chains that offered a variety of milk (in paperboard cartons with polyethylene lining) and dairy products. But today, a number of boutique operations similar to the Two River Dairy, link internet ordering with home delivery, bringing the freshness of the farm to family doorsteps, even in urban-suburban communities.
Kathryn, Christopher, Jillian, Jeanine, Madelyn, Mike & Christopher
Jeanine moved to Monmouth County a year ago from Bedford, New York (40 minutes north of the Tappan Zee Bridge) where she had access to local dairy and farm stores. Living in Shrewsbury, she missed the freshness of local foods and found, communicating with friends on social media, they also were interested in good nutrition and locally sourced products. With the help of Christopher, her husband of ten years, Jeanine put together a business plan last spring and started operating Two River Dairy in June. She sourced dairy and some specialty items like olive oil, smoked salmon and honey from regional suppliers, including Battenkill Valley Creamery, Salem, NY; Meadow Creek Farm, Pleasant Valley, NY; Kriemhild Creamery, Hamilton, NY; and Trappers Honey, Clarksburg, NJ; and offers them to customers who order on the Two River Dairy website (tworiverdairy.com). She delivers milk in glass bottles—as well as other products— to coolers on customer porches. Her regular route runs between midnight and 2 a.m every Wednesday, and takes her from Monmouth Beach to Freehold. After only a few month of operation, Jeanine has nearly 100 families ordering from her website. She visits farmers' markets, food fairs and small artisan shops to source products and add to her customer list. Reaching out to local farms that are seeking an outlet to distribute their products, she hopes to add new items as they become available. "It's old school quality and freshness—with the help of modern technology—in a pre-packaged age," says Jeanine, with a smile. "I wouldn't have it any other way."
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U R A N T S + E AT E R I E S DANISH CAFE (THE) 2 Bridge Av in the Galleria 268-7365 L/S DELFINI’S ITALIAN MARKET 244 W. Front St 212-9920 C/D/M DOMINO’S PIZZA 60 English Plaza 530-8300 DUNKIN DONUTS 30 Water St 345-9900 S ELSIE’S SUBS 74 Monmouth St 741-7682 D/S/L GIANNI PIZZERIA 15 Wikoff Pl 842-2106 L/D HANSEL ‘N GRIDDLE 38 W Front St 219-7090 L/D JERSEY MIKES 100 Water St 530-5333 L/S
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NO JOE’S CAFÉ 51 Broad St 530-4040 S/L NORTH OF THE BORDER 174 Monmouth St 747-6555 D OCEAN CAFÉ 21 Monmouth St 842-4222 L/S ORIENTAL EMPIRE 54 English Plaza 268-8366 L/S PACINI’S PIZZERIA 177 Broad St 741-6555 S/L READIE’S CAFÉ & DELICATESSEN 39 Broad St 741-0450 L/C/D/M/S RED BANK CHOCOLATE SHOPPE 17 White St 219-0822
RED BANK SUB SHOP 8a Monmouth St 268-7210 S/L ROOK 10 White St 268-8574 SALADWORKS 130 Broad St 219-0444 S/L SEMPRE CANNOLI 90 Broad St 530-1064 S/L SMOOTHIE KING 65 Broad St 747-2130 SPICE & TEA EXCHANGE 12 Monmouth St 741-3590 M STARBUCKS 4-6 White St 530-3667 S/L STROKER’S DELI 124 Shrewsbury Av 219-0220 Take Out
SUGARUSH 37 E. Front St 414-9044 B/S TASTING ROOM (THE) 43A Broad St 383-5918 THAT HOT DOG PLACE 30 Monmouth St 219-6999 L WAWA 14 Bridge Av 747-3555 C/D/M WHIPPED CREPERIE 6 Monmouth St 580-4596 B/L/S WINDMILL 22 N. Bridge Av 747-5958 D/S WINDWARD DELI 254 Maple Av 219-5775 D YO MON FROZEN YOGURT 70 Water St 268-7360 ZAITOONI DELI 11 Mechanic St 842-4400 S
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Madison Boutique 68 Broad St 732.530.9800 Mustillo’s 11 Broad St 732.741.0258 Rue Royale Couture 24 Monmouth St 732.758.0224 Sweetest Sin Boutique 11 White St 732.747.3550 Winters Furs 43 Monmouth St 732.741.2675 Wrapport 2 Harding Road 732.224.8810 MEN Garmany 121 Broad St 732.576.8500 Sciortino Tailors 3 E Front St 732.933.8448 FAMILY Cabana 19 19 White St 732.530.1048 The Doc Shoppe 43 Broad St 732.268.7762 Fernando’s Shoe Repair 74 Monmouth St 732.842.5118 Greene Street Consignment 40 Broad St 732.268.7913 LaCrosse Unlimited 58 Broad St 732.747.4100 Urban Outfitters 2 Broad St 732.741.3260 EYEWEAR Eye Design 90 Broad St 732.530.6865 Eyes First Vision 35 Monmouth St 732.530.5151 Seaview Optical 75 W Front St 732.758.1996
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Craig Kiley & Darryn Murphy Designs 24 Mechanic St 917.566.6504 Dean’s Florist 15 Monmouth St 732.7471832 Roses are Red Bank 59 Maple Ave 732.741.4666
Carla Gizzi Jewelry & Home Studio 169 W Front St 732.450.0122 Carter & Cavero Old World Olive Co. 19 Monmouth St 732.219.0506 Earth Spirit New Age Center 25 Monmouth St 732.842.3855 Edible Arrangements 29 W Front St 732.219.7600 Elite Smoke Shop 16 W Front St 732.383-5339 Don Francisco Cigars 18 Wallace St 732.383.7422 Hobbymasters 62 White St 732.842.6020 Inner Eye 19 W Front St 732.224.0100
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Greene Street Consignment 40 Broad St 732.268.7913 New & Nearly New Shop 70 Monmouth St 732.747-2772 Monmouth Street Emporium 27 Monmouth St 732.224.0033 The Sun and The Moon 27 Monmouth St 732.915.8949
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Jay & Silent Bob’s Secret Stash 35 Broad St 732.758.0508 O’Ireland Irish & Celtic Imports 30 Monmouth St #3 732.747.4433 Shore Chic 50 English Plaza 732.497.0947 Toymasters 62 White St 732.530.8697 CANDIES Red Bank Chocolate Shoppe 17 White St 732.219.0822 Sugarush 37 E Front St 732.414.9044
HEALTH & BEAUTY
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DoubleTake 97 Broad St 866.678.6464
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2 Dye For Salon 140 Monmouth St 732.842.4641 Alternatives Wigs 30 Monmouth St 732.219.8600 Ariston Hair Design 13 Broad St 732.530.4247 Art’s Barber Shop 81 Monmouth St 732.741.9463 Billy’s Barber Shop 1 E Front St 732.241.0003 Cardner’s Barber 18 Mechanic St 732.747.9403 Chelsea Morning 7 White St 732.842.9037 Elite Hair Studio W Front & Maple Av 732.741.2998 Fashion Nails 41 Broad St 732.530.9690 Glen Goldbaum 72 72 Bridge Av 732.530.5588 Hair & Co 12-14 White St 732.747.6983
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WOMEN Barefoot Bride 65 Monmouth St 732.747.4014 Coco Pari 17 Broad St 732.212.8111 Dor L’ Dor 25 Broad St 732.383.8269 Garmany 121 Broad St 732.576.8500 Lucki Clover 20 Broad St 732.758.8169
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Art Alliance Gallery 33 Monmouth St 732.842.9403 Beacon Fine Arts Gallery 61 Monmouth St 732.936.0888 Chetkin Custom Framing 5 Wharf Av 732.747.0390 Chetkin Gallery 9 Wharf Av 732.741.6116 Frame To Please 2 Bridge Ave 732.741.8062 McKay Imaging Photo Studio & Gallery 12 Monmouth St 732.842.2272 Red Bank Frameworks 160 Monmouth St 732.219.6688 Susan Berke Fine Art By Appointment Only 732.842.9007
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Ambiance 191 W Front St 732.219.6767 Antique Center Bldg I, II 195 W Front St 732.842.3393 Antique Center Bldg III 226 W Front St 732.842.4336 CT Peters Appraisers 2A W. Front St 732.747.9450 Monmouth Stamp & Coin 39 Monmouth St 732.741.0626 Monmouth Street Emporium 27 Monmouth St 732.224.0033 River Bank Antiques & Interiors 169 W Front St 732.842.5400 Stillwell Antiques 212 W Front St 732.212.9378 The Sun and The Moon 27 Monmouth St 732.915.8949
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Molly Pitcher Inn 88 Riverside Av 732.747.2500 The Oyster Point Hotel 146 Bodman Pl 732.530.8200
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Healthy Habits 65 Broad St 732.383.5134 Innovative Nails 73 Monmouth St 732.741.1144 Indulgence Salon 16 Wallace St 732.219.0500 Jonathan Salon 93 Broad St 732.212.0024 L Studio 31 Monmouth St 732.530.0313 Lambs & Wolves 66D Bridge Av 732.530.5588 Lash Out 29 Monmouth St 732.576.8002 Lux Beauty Store 88 Broad St 732.530.5656 The Nail Club 14 N Bridge Av 732.450.8982 Nails Plus 62 English Plaza 732.530.3513 oneblowdrybar 116 Broad St 732.747.3000 Old World Shaving 4B W. Front St 732.345.9700 Pluck’s 186 Monmouth St 732.933.5990 Red Bank Electrolysis & Assoc. Inc 200 Maple Av 732.747.2136 Red Bank House Of Fades 8 Monmouth St 732.268.7246 Red Bank Nail Spa 62 Broad St 732.758.0500 Rite Aid 140 Water St 732.747.3727 The Ritz Salon 76 Monmouth St 732.741.5314 Riverside Salon 140 Monmouth St 732.842.9966 Rocky’s Barber Shop 16 Wallace St 732.741.8898
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Salon Concrete 123 Broad St 732.219.6558 Salon G 30 Monmouth St 732.530.0177 Schwartz Salon 17 Monmouth St 732.741.7337 Spa at the Galleria 2 Bridge Ave 732.212.1882
HARDWARE & SUPPLIES Atlantic Glass 21 Maple Av 732.747.2020 Paint Passion 30 Monmouth St 732.924.9520 Prown’s Home Improvement 135 Monmouth St 732.741.7500
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KITCHENS & APPLIANCES Better Housekeeping 46 Monmouth St 732.741.4310 Creative Kitchens 19 E Front St 732.842.2331 Town & Country Kitchen & Bath 25 Bridge Ave 732.345.1441 Queen Vacuum & Appliance 156 Monmouth St 732.747.5623
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220 W Front St 732.747.2200 Victoria Salon 58 English Plaza 732.268.8998 White Studio 102 W Front St 732.530.7373 Winks 30 Monmouth St 732.219.9500 Wisteria 17 Broad St 732.530.9491 Woodhouse Day Spa 73 Broad St 732.345.7300 Yanni Erbeli Salon 15 Broad St 732.268.7465 Zoom Hair Studio 75 Monmouth St 732.842.0042
AUDIO/ VIDEO/ ENTERTAINMENT Down to the Felt 182 W. Front St 732.212.1800 Hi Def 47 Broad St 888.443.3348 BED & BATH Down to Basics W Front & Bridge Av 732.741.6800 Duxiana 37 Broad St 732.450.9011 Red Bank Sleep Shoppe 59 Maple Av 732.212.9600 Town & Country Kitchen & Bath 25 Bridge Ave 732.345.1441
CUSTOM & INTERIOR DESIGN Darryn Murphy Designs 24 Mechanic St 732.741.3350 Edwina’s Upholstery Shop 29 Monmouth St 732.741.6544 Red Bank Design Center 147 Broad St 732.530.1314 Red Bank Drapery 49 Broad St 732.747.2543 Tara Sutphin Designs 1 Bridge Ave, Unit#001 732.768.5605 Window Treats 80 Broad St 732.219.0303 FLOOR COVERINGS Ebner’s 29 E Front St 732.741.0302 Tiled Interiors 2 Bridge Av 732.747.2543 MonmouthTile & Marble 44 Monmouth St 732.933.1760 Nima Oriental Rugs 31 W. Front St 732.747.7705 FURNISHINGS Red Ginger Home 48 Broad St 732.345.1000 Restoration Hardware 52 Broad St 732.212.0991
A.H. Fisher Diamonds 46 Broad St 732.741.6262 Alex & Ani 12 Broad St 732.268.7274 Carla Gizzi 169 W Front St 732.450.0122 Galleria Gold W Front & Bridge Av 732.747.3337 Goldtinker 24 Broad St 732.531.8787 Jacé 53 Broad St 732.450.8540 Joel McFadden Jewelry Designs 32 White St 732.747.8877 J & S Jewelers 391/2 Broad St 732.345.8388 Leonardo Jewelers 35 E Front St 732.774.7880 ML Design 210 W Front St Ste202 732.530.1020 Nat’s Jewelers 70 Broad St 732.741.0229 Poor Cat 69 Broad St 732.859.7119 Quicksilver 8 White St 732.842.6696 Seldin’s Trinkets & Jewelry 2 W Front St 732.741.6990 Tiffany & Co. 105 Broad St 732.345.8150 ThrillHer Diamonds 26 Monmouth St 732.530.1540
Bob’s Guitar Hospital 30 Monmouth St 732.747.6965 Cinecall Soundtracks & Productions 24 Mechanic St 732.450.8882 Hurricane Productions 3 White St 888.393.7066 Jack’s Music Shoppe 30 Broad St 732.842.0731 Monmouth Music 30 Monmouth St 732.747.8888 Red Bank Rehearsal Studio 60 English Plaza 732.530.8794 Ruscil’s Piano 17 Mechanic St 732.741.4224 School of Rock 52 Monmouth St 877.605.3547 Sounds to Go DJ Entertainment 21 E Front St 732.544.9568 Stormin’ Norman Productions 2 W. Front St 732.741.8733
OFFICE & PRINTING AlphaGraphics 68 White St 732.758.0095 McGinnis Printing 20 Monmouth St 732.758.0060 The UPS Store 68 White St 732.530.0664
ENTERTAINMENT LIVE THEATER Count Basie Theatre 99 Monmouth St 732.842.9000 Phoenix Studio Theatre 111 Monmouth St 732.747.0014 Two RiverTheater Co 21 Bridge Av 732.345.1400 MOVIE THEATER Bow Tie Cinemas 36 White St 732.747.0333 Count Basie Theatre 99 Monmouth St 732.842.9000
PERSONAL INSTRUCTION ACTING Count Basie Performing Arts Academy 99 Monmouth St 732.842.9000 Two River Theater 21 Bridge Av 732.345.1400 CRAFTS Paint a Tee 18 Monmouth St 732.268.7620 Pinot’s Palette 12 Broad St 732.219.9222 Time to Kiln 50 Broad St 732.450.9525 DANCE American Academy of Dance 10 Mechanic St 908.601.8143 Fred Astaire 46 Newman Springs Rd 732.741.4188 Monmouth Academy of Ballet 16 Monmouth St 732.865.4738 MODELING Barbizon 80 Broad St 732.842.6161 MUSIC Monmouth Music 30 Monmouth St 732.747.8888 Musician’s Studio 13 Globe Ct 732.741.5915 School of Rock 52 Monmouth St 877.605.3547
Red Bank Armory Ice Skating Rink 76 Chestnut St 732.450.9001 Renaissance Pilates 8 E Front St 732.268.7730 Work Out World 30 W Front St 732.450.8822 Ultimate Physique 129 Monmouth St 732.747.1773 LANGUAGE The Language School 69 Broad St 732.530.0265 YOGA & SPIRIT Earth Spirit 25 Monmouth St 732.842.3855 Even Flow Yoga 19 Mechanic St 908.461.2666 Moonstruck W Front & Bridge Av 732.530.0568 Readings By Gina 112 Monmouth St 732.224.0304
Bark Avenue 4 W Front St 732.741.4175 Fins & Feathers 158 Monmouth St 732.842.4197 Le French Groomer 56 Monmouth St 732.450.1738 Paws for a Cause 2 Bridge Ave 732.741.8062 Urban Dawgs Red Bank Dog Training 46 English Plaza 732.758.8522
CLB Photography 21 East Front St 201.926.0095 Danny Sanchez Photography 25 Bridge Av 732.530.4120 Flipping Fun 22 E Front St 732.450.9060 John Arcara Photography 60 Broad St 732.299.9537 Kramer Photography 8 E Front St 732.212.1220 LoBoudoir Photography 21 East Front St 201.926.0095 McKay Imaging Photo Studio & Gallery 12 Monmouth St 732.842.2272 Susie Sefcik Photography 17 Linden Pl 908.902.3180
Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce 8 Reckless Pl 732.741.0055 Family Options Adoption 19 Bridge Av 732.936.077 Monmouth Arts 105 Monmouth St 732.212.1890 Red Bank RiverCenter 46 English Plaza, Ste 6 732.842.4244 Riverview Medical CTR 1 Riverview Plaza 732.741.2700 Red Bank Visitors Center 46 English Plaza, Ste 6 732.741.9211 Woman’s Club 164 Broad St 732.747.7425
Boutique Realty 16 W Front St Resources Real Estate 4A W Front St 732.212.0440 Kevin Murphy Realty 94 Maple Av 732.741.3030
SAILING & BOATING
Irwin Marine 1 Marine Park 732.741.0003 Monmouth Boat Club 31 Union St 732.741.6100 Navesink River Rowing River end of Maple Av navesinkriverrowing.shuttlepod.org
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Crate’s Liquors 14 N Bridge Ave 732.747.1485 Eiffel Liquors 184 Monmouth St 732.842.9500 Red Bank Liquors 9 West St 732.747.1111 Royal Wine & Spirits 24 White St 732.383.7015 Tasting Room (The) 43A Broad St 732.383.5918 Wine Cellar 23 Monmouth St 732.219.9935
FITNESS/SPORTS/ ENTERTAINMENT Center for Pilates W Front & Bridge Av 732.345.1515 Community YMCA 166 Maple Av 732.741.2504 Kid Fit Academy 16 Wallace St 732.615.7048 Yestercades 80 Broad St 732.383.7873 Player’s Edge 264 Shrewsbury Av 732.671.6809 Pure Barre 127 Broad St 732.842.7873
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