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MONMOUTH HEALTH & LIFE

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BETTER CARE FOR SKIN AND BREAST CANCER

Advances in technology at Monmouth Medical Center make radiation safer and more effective.

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GIVING THANKS FOR THEIR ‘MIRACLE BOY’ After repeated unsuccessful fertility treatments, a Freehold couple delivers their second child at Monmouth Medical Center.

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WHERE EVERYONE IS FAMILY

The Durniens of Long Branch help celebrate Monmouth Medical Center NICU’s golden anniversary.

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A L ASTING LEGACY Judith W. Dawkins is honored for more than two decades of advocacy and leadership.

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BREATH OF FRESH AIR

Doctors discovered Mattie Thigpen’s lung cancer at an early stage. After surgery and treatment, the Oceanport resident is now breathing easy. I N E V ERY I S S UE

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BEACHHOUSE BINGO

A designer’s colorsplashed Asbury Park home hits the jackpot by daring to be different.

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FOREIGN FINDS

Travel can serve as design inspiration for your home. Check out the world-class decor from these stunning—and exotic—destinations.

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Our guide to new ideas, tips, trends and things we love in Monmouth County.

Recent reports and statistics, including the benefits of cocoa on the brain and the scoop about home blood-pressure monitors.

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When a jacket’s not quite needed, a light topper will keep you cozy and elevate your fall look.

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A refreshing herb can turn this classic cocktail into your next go-to drink.

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HOME FRONT

Ward off autumn’s chill with these hot centerpieces.

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TALK OF THE TOWN

Freehold is a shopper’s dream, but The Boss’ hometown is a haven for history buffs too.

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RESTAURANT REVIEW

The Salty Whale and Guesthouse in Manasquan is a seafood lover’s delight.

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GATHERINGS

See photos from recent events in and around the county.

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The highlight of Beacon Hill Country Club is our beautiful, yet challenging, 18 hole golf course. More than 100 years old and still pristine, the course was modernized and redesigned hole by hole by renowned golf course architect Stephen Kay. With the newly refurbished Olympic-sized pool, 2013 Children’s Swim Team, TPI certified golf fitness instructor and fitness facility; Beacon Hill offers Members more than just golf.

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care can be daunting. Home is the theme of this issue of Monmouth Health & Life, and in the pages of “In Good we spotlight key Monmouth Medical Center | www.beaconhillcc.org 8 Beacon Hill Road, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716 | Health,” 732.291.0533 IT’S NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME services that provide the most cutting-edge, lifesaving care, TO BECOME A MEMBER... close to home for those in our neighboring communities. Established in 1899, Beacon Hill Country Club is a private, member For the Durnien family, Monmouth Medical Center’s owned club located in scenic Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey. Nestled Neonatal Intensive Care Unit became their home away from high on a hill between Red Bank and Sandy Hook, Beacon Hill enjoys home over the course of the 115 days their youngest son, spectacular views of the New York City Skyline and Sandy Hook Bay. Brian, spent in the hospital. Fourteen years later, Brian’s We invite you to explore Beacon Hill Country Club: The best mother, Lori, recalls how the NICU staff kept her entire kept secret in Monmouth County. family going through a very difficult time, and made each and every Sunday a special “Big Brother Day” for her two 8 Beacon Hill Rd., Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716 older sons. 732.291.0533 | www.beaconhillcc.org The story of Oceanport resident Mattie Thigpen underscores the importance of lung cancer screening for people with a history of smoking and of having convenient access to this crucial screening. After her cancer diagnosis, Monmouth Medical Center was able to offer the advanced robotic surgical treatment option that allowed her to recover quickly, with less pain, and without the need for any further treatment. We are so grateful to these patients for sharing their stories of the lifesaving role Monmouth Medical Center played in their lives. Where you get your health care matters, and when you are dealing with life-threatening situations such as these, choosing the very best care close to home is a choice that is also close to our hearts.

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TENDING YOUR NEST YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE immensely pregnant to have the urge to nest. There’s something about the leaves changing color and the temperature turning chilly that makes many of us retreat to the comfort of home. For me, autumn is when I crave cozy, and so our Home Issue is perfectly timed. What does nesting mean to you? It can be anything—big or small—that turns your living space into a place of comfort. For Jon Martinez and James McDonald, getting truly comfortable in their Asbury Park colonial became a mission— particularly because they didn’t want their home to look like others on the block. Martinez, a designer, and McDonald took their time getting it right and pulled off a transitional modern look. Turn to “Beach-House Bingo” beginning on page 34 to see this transformation. Of course, comfort in and out of the home can come on a small scale too: a crackling fire in the fireplace, soft chandelier lights, extra pillows here, a warm fleece throw there. In this month’s Home Front, we present a series of outdoor fire pits that will keep you and your friends toasty as you enjoy the brisk autumn air. See these hot centerpieces on page 22. Although there’s no place like home, traveling around the globe broadens you. Turn to “Foreign Finds” on page 40 for a selection of world-class decor inspired by four exotic destinations. You’ll surely want one or more of those items when guests gather at your home this fall, whether you’re hosting a casual dinner or cheering for the home team on a Sunday afternoon. If you’re doing the latter, consider the treats in “Sweet Sensations” (page 60) for a spin on classic Middle Eastern desserts—because sometimes the camaraderie and fellowship with others is better than the game itself! We hope you enjoy these and all the articles in this issue. Perhaps they’ll inspire you to tend to your nest and make it a place of comfort for everyone.

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Who says you can’t enjoy the Oktoberfest fun throughout the fall season? Enjoy German-inspired beers and eats now— and all year—at these local hotspots. Kane Brewing Company (1750 Bloomsbury Ave., Ocean Township, 732.922.8600, kanebrewing.com): This one-ofa-kind brewery sells handcrafted, unfiltered, locally brewed American and Belgium brewskies. They also have self-guided tours on weekends. Asbury Festhalle and Biergarten (527 Lake Ave., Asbury Park, 732.997.8767, asburybiergarten.com): This upbeat biergarten offers classic German food, 31 premium beers and more than 60 bottled beers. With a 9,000-square-foot outdoor rooftop and a 6,000-square-foot indoor hall, you’ll have plenty of room and endless options to indulge in. Belford Brewing Company (84 Leonardville Rd., Belford, 732.769.7168, belfordbrewing.com): This 4-year-old brewery stands out for its dual tasting rooms—one feels like a traditional pub, and the other a boisterous bier hall.

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Authenticity in Allentown Owners Randy and Ally Forrester have brought authentic Italian cooking to Allentown. The couple, who named their restaurant Osteria Radici after the Italian word for “roots,” pays tribute to the country’s various regions with the diverse, ever-changing menu. You won’t find classic spaghetti swimming in tomato sauce here; instead, cannelloni with marsala braised duck and roasted lamb loin will leave you dreaming of Roma. OSTERIA RADICI, 4 S. MAIN ST., ALLENTOWN, 609.223.2395; OSTERIARADICI.COM

Mediterranean Dreams Asbury Park staple Reyla offers modern Mediterranean dishes, snacks and cocktails whipped up by the talented chef Rob Santello. Come for their famous squidink hummus, stay for the gorgeous décor: High archways, minimalistic paintings and bare, stark white walls bring Greece right here to Jersey. REYLA, 603 MATTISON AVE., ASBURY PARK, 732.455.8333; HEYREYLA.COM

GET A TASTE OF THIS PICKLE(BALL) Tennis is so 2017. The fastest-growing sport is pickleball, a variation on traditional tennis and ping-pong, where players use a paddle made of wood or composite material to swing a plastic ball over the net. More than 2.8 million Americans play it, and Monmouth County residents are catching on too. The YMCA of Red Bank has six pickleball courts that are open to the public seven days a week (and all year round). They also have pickleball tournaments so you can enjoy the game both recreationally and competitively. YMCA OF RED BANK, 166 MAPLE AVE., RED BANK, 732.741.2504; CYMCA.ORG

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On Nov. 23, take a break from Black Friday shopping and indulge in a warm beverage for National Espresso Day. These neighborhood cafes will surely hit the spot: Whipped Creperie (6 Monmouth St., Red Bank, 732.747.0076): This charming creperie not only offers six variations of espresso drinks, but also 29 different crepes in flavors like cookie butter and Buffalo chicken.

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KUDOS We’re honored to live in an area filled with notable residents, from artists and athletes to inventors and influencers. Add Nobel Laureate to the list. Rumson resident Arthur Ashkin, a 96-year-old retired Bell Labs scientist, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics this fall by the Royal Swedish Academy. Ashkin was cited for developing optical tweezers, a “groundbreaking invention” that is capable of capturing living bacteria and viruses without damaging them. He shares the award with Gérard Mourou of France and Donna Strickland of Canada. At 96, Ashkin is the oldest person to receive the Nobel Prize. He worked at Bell Laboratories in Holmdel for 40 years before retiring in 1992.

Coffee Corral (177 Drs. James Parker Blvd., Red Bank, 732.741.2326): This gem is an espresso lover’s dream. Baristas are trained to make whatever espresso drink your heart desires, and they offer non-dairy alternatives. Pro tip: Utilize their “text ahead to order” service so you can skip the line and sip your beverage even sooner. Red Light Coffee & Espresso Bar (642 Newman Springs Rd., Lincroft, 732.219.9111): With beans that are internationally sourced and roasted locally in small batches, Red Light promises to serve only the freshest, most flavorful coffee to its customers. You can even order online and have the beans delivered right to your door.

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Nov. 30 is Computer Security Day, which makes now the best time to brush up on your tech skills. Teachers across the country are helping students do so by participating in Hour of Code. The initiative, taking place in December, is a global effort where schools dedicate an hour per academic year to introduce students to computer programming. Here are some local school districts that have signed on to participate. Is your child’s school signing up? Holmdel Manalapan Marlboro Township

BRING YOUR CHECKLIST

Attention all shoppers: You don’t have to dive into crowded malls and endure lengthy lines this holiday season. There are dozens of arts and crafts fairs in Morris and Essex counties filled with one-of-a-kind pieces that would make the perfect gift. Here are some shows to check out: Nov. 17, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Holiday Craft Fair, St. Paul’s Church, 80 Embury Ave., Ocean Grove Nov. 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Avon Craft Market, Avon-by-the-Sea Municipal Building, 301 Main St., Avon-by-the-Sea Nov. 30, 6 to 9 p.m.: Christmas Holiday Marketplace, St. John’s United Methodist Church, 2000 Florence Ave., Hazlet Dec. 1–2, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Holiday Craft Fair, Phoenix Performing Arts Center, 59 Chestnut St., Red Bank

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The median home value in Freehold is currently $361,100, up 3.3 percent over the past year and predicted to rise 8.3 percent in 2019, according to Zillow.

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HERE’S WHAT YOU PROBABLY ALREADY KNOW about Freehold: It’s where Bruce Springsteen grew up and, yes, the subject of his song “My Hometown.” But the borough certainly predates even the rock ‘n’ roll legend, as it played a rich role in the American Revolution and New Jersey history as a whole. First settled in 1650, the 1.9-square-mile municipality is one of the original towns of Monmouth County. It was here almost a century later that the American Revolution’s famed Battle of Monmouth took place, during which George Washington attacked the British troops that were retreating from Philadelphia to New York City (remember that from seventhgrade social studies?). It’s no wonder then that Freehold is considered a historical landmark of the Garden State, and it’s still brimming with history despite many updates. One of those updates took place in 1919, when Freehold Borough formally separated from Freehold Township. Freehold residents generally refer to the different municipalities simply as the FUN FACTS

n Abraham Lincoln

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Borough (the downtown area) and the Township (the farming grounds that surround it). Visitors to or residents of Freehold can hike, horseback ride or picnic on the grounds of Monmouth Battlefield, where the aforementioned conflict took place, or tour its Victorian houses and buildings along Main Street, many of which were constructed in the 1800s. The oldest racetrack in the country, Freehold Raceway (above), is still up and running too, as is the historic Covenhoven House, which offers walking tours and an authentic colonial experience where they’ll cook foods on an open hearth right in front of you (and yes, you’ll get a taste). The downtown area boasts a mix of historical attractions and modernized shopping and cafés, and hosts concerts, parades, sporting events and the like on its sprawling grounds. And we’d be remiss not to mention Freehold Raceway Mall, the only mall in the state with both indoor and outdoor shopping. To steal a line from Mr. Springsteen, are there any “better days” than these?

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CORRECTION: In the Fall Issue, the article “A Fellowship in the Art of Reconstruction” should have credited Manolis Manolakakis, D.M.D.

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GIVING THANKS FOR THEIR

‘MIRACLE BOY’ AFTER REPEATED UNSUCCESSFUL FERTILITY TREATMENTS, A FREEHOLD COUPLE DELIVERS THEIR SECOND CHILD AT MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER.

NEARLY 5,500 BABIES ARE BORN EACH year at Monmouth Medical Center, more than any hospital in the region. And the parents of one of those babies, Michael Dilworth, have nothing but praise for the doctors, nurses and staff who helped bring their second child into the world on March 12, 2018. Mike and Laura Dilworth of Freehold had delivered their first child, daughter Amelia, five years prior at another hospital. They had trouble conceiving again, and underwent fertility treatment that was, for a long time, unsuccessful. Several pregnancies ended in miscarriage, and they were down to the last embryo they had created via in vitro fertilization. “We went through a lot to have him,” says Laura, a kindergarten teacher at Freehold Learning Center. “It took us a long time.” By then they had relocated to be closer to Monmouth County. “We had heard great things about Monmouth Medical Center,” says Laura. Mike, a first grade special education teacher at West Freehold School, was working his summer job on a boat when he met some folks who happened to work at the hospital. “I said we were delivering there, and they told us to give them a call when it comes time,” he says. The couple planned a cesarean section because the baby was measuring too large for a natural delivery, and called a week before the date of surgery. “We just walked in, were greeted by security, got our ID bracelets,” Mike

recalls. “It was absolutely terrific from start to finish. Everything from security to the nurses to the delivery, we couldn’t have been happier with our experience there.” Even though Michael is the couple’s second child, having a C-section made the experience brand new. “We had no idea what we were doing,” Laura laughs. “But the nursing staff answered any questions, with no judgment on anything.” They also made sure to make “a big fuss” over big sister Amelia. “That was a big deal to us,” she says. “That was my favorite part.” The Dilworths were the first birth on the schedule that day, and the delivery went off seamlessly. “They took us in [to the operating room] three minutes after the hour and in the blink of an eye he was here. We were like, ‘That’s it?’” Mike laughs. “The first birth took a lot longer.” Little Michael wasn’t so little, tipping the scales at 10 pounds, 5 ounces. Six months later, “he’s the happiest baby I have ever seen,” his proud mom says. “It doesn’t matter if he has diaper rash, he’s tired, he’s hungry—he is always smiling.” Even Amelia is happy. “She definitely wanted a younger brother, and if it wasn’t a boy we were going to have issues,” Mike says. “So it worked out best for everyone.” And they credit everyone at the Medical Center for their good fortune. “We are so grateful to the staff for giving us our miracle boy,” Laura says.

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EISENBERG FAMILY CENTER EXPANDS

Monmouth Medical Center has been a Level III Regional Perinatal Center since the designation was initiated more than 40 years ago. The center recently expanded its labor and delivery unit at the Eisenberg Family Center. The unit features newly renovated labor and delivery suites and was expanded to include additional triage rooms and an expansive, centrally located nurses station. “We continue to expand and upgrade our facility to match our commitment to quality care and patient safety,” says Robert Graebe, M.D., chairman and program director, Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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WHERE EVERYONE IS FAMILY THE DURNIENS OF LONG BRANCH HELP CELEBRATE MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER NICU’S GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY. THE HIRAIR AND ANNA HOVNANIAN Foundation Regional Newborn Center (RNC) at The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center (MMC) opened in 1968, making this year its 50th anniversary. It might be difficult to find someone who celebrated the milestone more than 14-year-old Brian Durnien and his family. Brian was due to be born in August 2004 but he had other plans, says his mother, Lori, a preschool teacher and Long Branch resident. She and her husband, Paul, a building code enforcer, already had two sons (Matthew, now 19, and Christopher, now 17) when in April of that year, Lori felt ill and drove herself to the hospital. Little did she know at the time that she was, in fact, in full labor. She still has the parking ticket from that day, which shows she pulled her car into the lot at 7:14 a.m. Brian was born exactly

four hours later at just 24 weeks’ gestation. He weighed only 1 pound, 13 ounces, and was rushed to the RNC, MMC’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). As the first Level III NICU in New Jersey and one of the nation’s best in terms of survival rates, the RNC provides specialized care for more than 500 babies annually, even those weighing less than a pound and born as premature as Brian. Staff members include board-certified neonatologists, specially trained nurse practitioners and neonatal nurses, therapists, social workers, technologists and a broad-range of subspecialists, including pediatric surgeons and radiologists. Brian had multiple health problems—the most significant was a heart valve that hadn’t closed, which caused bleeding on his brain. At 4 days old he had his first surgery to close the valve with a titanium clip. Over 115 days in the hospital, he had numerous transfusions, multiple infections, eating problems and breathing issues. When he finally left the hospital, Brian weighed 7 pounds and was still on oxygen. But his family brought him back a few months later, when Brian developed swelling in the brain

and needed emergency surgery to put a shunt in to drain the fluid. At every step of the journey, the doctors and nurses were nothing but supportive, Lori recalls. “They always encouraged us,” she says. “They never gave up on him no matter what happened. It was the most terrifying time of my life, but those nurses kept our entire family going, including his two older brothers. Every Sunday was big brother day, and they were ready. If Brian had a bad day, they never let it get us down. They were always positive.” Brian had more health problems over the years and developed cerebral palsy as a result of the bleeding that happened at birth. But today, he is a freshman at Red Bank Catholic High School. “His physical limitations aggravate him,” his mom admits. But he’s also stubborn and willing to try anything, she adds. “The nurses and doctors, particularly Dr. Carlos Alemany, at Monmouth said, ‘Whatever you expect from him he will do. If you work with him he will do it.’ Dr. Alemany saw great things in our son.” They were right, she says, and she thanks them for that. “Everything they did was done because they loved him so much and treated him like their own,” Lori says. “They were his mothers when I couldn’t be there.”

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The annual Big Steps for Little Feet Walk raised more than $60,700 for the Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation Regional Newborn Center at The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center.

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A LASTING LEGACY JUDITH W. DAWKINS IS HONORED FOR MORE THAN TWO DECADES OF ADVOCACY AND LEADERSHIP.

honor Judi’s vision and legacy in the best possible way by being MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER (MMC) RECENTLY HELD A able to grow our women’s health services and further our comdedication ceremony to honor and memorialize the leadership mitment to women and the community.” and legacy of long-time benefactor, the late Judith W. Dawkins. The Women’s Health Program in Judi’s name will expand the The dedication of The Judith W. Dawkins Executive Board Room current array of highly specialized services, providing comprecommemorates her legacy as a tireless advocate and leader in hensive community-based services to women at any age. “By promoting and advancing women’s health services. building on the shared insights and synergies of MMC’s medical “Judi spent over two decades, and countless hours—many staff and administration,” Pete says, “the program will look to of which took place in that board room—making decisions that continually expand the frontier of women’s care.” helped lead the path to success for Monmouth Medical Center,” Judi had a lasting influence on MMC during her more than 20 says Pete Dawkins, Judi’s husband. “It’s only fitting, therefore, years of service as a trustee, board chair, nominating chair and that the executive board room should bear her name. Our hope leader. Her legacy at MMC extends to almost every area of the is that Judi’s spirit of advocacy and leadership will live on. And institution. Especially noteworthy was her time as chair of the that it will continue to inspire others to share that vision, and MMC Foundation’s board from 2000 to 2003, where she helped make decisions which truly help those in our communities.” launch the “Redefining Health Care Capital Campaign.” The The new executive board room will feature a striking porcampaign included oversight of $15 million in upgrades for the trait of Judi, a memorial plaque that celebrates her service and Leon Hess Cancer Center and the expansion of the Jacqueline increased seating. M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center. “Judi always wanted to make sure that everyone could have “This gift celebrates Judi’s quest to empower women to lead a seat at the table,” Pete adds. “She encouraged a spirit where stronger, healthier lives,” Pete says. “I can’t think of a more fitting ideas were openly exchanged so that the needs of the commuway to honor my wonderful wife, and her incredible legacy of nity would be met in the best way possible.” leadership and helping others.” During Judi’s more than 20 years of service at MMC, she Barry H. Ostrowsky, president and chief executive officer of was dedicated to doing everything possible to make sure the RWJBarnabas Health, says he got to know Judi well during her community’s health care needs were being met and advancing board tenure and praised her as a “thoughtful leader” whose women’s health care services overall. To ensure that this focus service was characterized by boundless energy, dedication and would live on, the Dawkins family made a $4 million transformainnovation. tional leadership gift to support the medical center’s Women’s Services program. In honor of Judi, MMC named the program The Judith W. Dawkins Women’s Health Program. Services offered through the Women’s Health Program include: primary care and health maintenance for women, obstetrics, breast health, cancer prevention, autoimmune disease care, nutrition and sports medicine, gynecology, cardiovascular health, mental health, radiology, as well as assembling leading researchers, educators and clinicians. “Judi was passionate about helping others and addressing all of the unique challenges women commonly deal with,” said Bill Arnold, president and CEO Brigadier Gen. Pete Dawkins, center, gathers with, from left, Frank J. Vozos, M.D., FACS, of Monmouth Medical Center. chief executive of Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus and executive vice president, RWJBarnabas Health; Eric Burkett, M.D., immediate past chief medical officer at “Through the Dawkins family’s Monmouth Medical Center and family physician to Judi Dawkins; Bill Arnold, president and generous donation, we are able to chief executive officer at Monmouth Medical Center; and Barry H. Ostrowsky, president and chief executive officer of RWJBarnabas Health.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT WOMEN’S HEALTH PROGRAMS AT MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER, CALL 732.923.5577. TO SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE, VISIT MONMOUTHHEALTHANDLIFE.COM.

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DOCTORS DISCOVERED MATTIE THIGPEN’S LUNG CANCER AT AN EARLY STAGE. AFTER SURGERY AND TREATMENT, THE OCEANPORT RESIDENT IS NOW BREATHING EASY. AFTER SMOKING FOR MORE THAN HALF of her life, 65-year-old Mattie Thigpen of Oceanport quit cold turkey—but her decision didn’t come without the care and assistance of Monmouth Medical Center (MMC) and its Lung Cancer Screening Program. A smoker for 35 years, Thigpen was referred to MMC last year, and a low-dose CT scan revealed a nodule on one of her lungs. She continued through the screening program—which includes everything from smoking cessation services and access to comprehensive cancer care—but by January the nodule had increased in size. That’s when she was referred to Andrew Nguyen, M.D., thoracic surgeon. A series of diagnostic tests revealed Thigpen had very early stage lung cancer, and on May 2, Dr. Nguyen successfully performed a robotic lobectomy. With robotic

surgery offering the benefits of small incisions, less postoperative pain and a quicker recovery, she was able to go home after only a few days in the hospital. A local FoodBank volunteer, Thigpen says she felt completely well in about three weeks, after the procedure. Follow-up tests on Thigpen’s lymph nodes confirmed that the cancer had not spread and no further treatment would be needed. (But she will continue to be monitored regularly.) According to Dr. Nguyen, Thigpen’s story underscores the importance of lung cancer screening for people with a history of smoking. (Tobacco is associated with 87 percent of the incidences of cancer of the lung, trachea and bronchus). She is grateful for the screening and that doctors treated her cancer immediately: Lung cancer survival rates exceed 70 percent when treatment begins

WHO QUALIFIES FOR LUNG CANCER SCREENINGS? Ages 55 to 80 years  tobacco smoking history of at least A 30 pack years (Pack years = packs per day X years smoked) A current or former smoker who has quit within the past 15 years, has no symptoms of lung cancer and has not had a chest CT scan in the past 12 months

at an early stage, and oftentimes symptoms do not occur until advanced stages. During Lung Cancer Awareness Month in November, MMC is encouraging others to learn from Thigpen’s experience and reach out to the program for care. Offered in partnership with the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the screening program offers low-dose CT scans, a dedicated advanced practice nurse (APN) who provides individualized care, centralized scheduling and insurance preauthorization support, and an expert team of radiologists, pulmonologists, thoracic surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists and other clinicians. For those interested in lung cancer screening, the cost is now covered by Medicare and Medicaid for individuals at high risk meeting these criteria based on age and smoking history.

TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE LUNG CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM AT MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER, CALL 732.923.7966. TO SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE, VISIT MONMOUTHHEALTHANDLIFE.COM.

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A DESIGNER’S COLOR-SPLASHED ASBURY PARK HOME HITS THE JACKPOT BY DARING TO BE DIFFERENT. BY DONNA ROLANDO

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Designer Jon Martinez set out to create a decor that could fit in anywhere, even though this house is five blocks from the beach. Using rich colors, like Kelly green and navy blue, and an eclectic mix of furnishings in the living room was key to designing a unique setting.

SURE, IT’S FIVE BLOCKS FROM ASBURY Park’s beach, but if you’re expecting that same-old seaside motif (you know, sandy hues and lots of shells), this decorating story is a delightful twist. Designer Jon Martinez and his partner, James MacDonald, made it their mission to find innovative ways to decorate their four-bedroom colonial so it didn’t look like every other home on the block. “It was just an open plan, and we wanted to keep it big, bright and colorful—not your typical beach house,” says Martinez, who likes this shore town’s new energy so much it’s also the location of his design firm, B&G Home Interiors. With their real-estate purchase four years ago, these former Millington residents had just what they wanted: the luxury of moving into a renovated house that needed only a designer’s touch. It’s not every day you find a 1910 house in turnkey shape, beckoning like a blank canvas. They kicked off their redo with the big Southern-style front porch, a living room with generous views of Sunset Lake and an equally vista-endowed master bedroom— and simply took their time. And just what happens when a designer is unleashed on his year-round residence with talent, a dream and no deadline pressure? With a mixture of collectibles such as the two Chinese guardian lions (aka foo dogs) stationed on the floral media cabinet, the couple escaped cookie-cutter style and pulled off a transitional modern look that fits anywhere. In fact, Martinez says, “If you took my house and put it in the suburbs, it would relate to wherever you were.” As for the color story, key to this redesign, the designer affectionately calls it “Beach House Color Splash” to reflect how they tapped into the rainbow to deliver maximum cheer. Here are brilliant hues inspired by an accent pillow with pops of navy blue and Kelly green. With the navy, it was nautical enough to reflect the shore yet hardly a predictable combo. continued... MONMOUTH HE ALTH & LIFE

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This page: With a big, round leather-topped coffee table and an oversize blue sectional, this living room is made for living. Opposite page: The designer borrows from many cultures to make the landing’s mirrored shelf a showcase of diversity that also pleases the eye.

But you don’t have to walk inside to experience your first burst of color. The home itself is gray with white trim, but one of its highlights is the spacious, railed front porch, where orange cushions on wicker chairs and a striped accent rug in bright orange, tan and white create the perfect setting for drinking in the serenity of Sunset Lake—or that iced tea in your hand. Not afraid to mix and match, the homeowners kept the porch cheerful with turquoise chairs around the circular table, because what’s better than breakfast overlooking the lake? It’s a refreshing look for a porch formerly devoid of furniture, fans or lighting, and surrounded by “tattered” landscaping. Although the setting abounds in tranquility, this remodel came with a special kind of pressure. Martinez is, after all, a designer, and folks would

expect his home to reflect his talents to a T. “Being in the profession, I have to be more selective, so everything has a rhythm,” he admits. Still the pair didn’t forget that a house is meant to be lived in. “With the leather-topped coffee table you can plop up your feet, and on the blue sectional everyone faces an outside window, so everyone has a view,” Martinez says. As you might have guessed from the Chinese lions, the living room is an eclectic mixture of cultures, collectibles, textures and shapes—a place brought to life with abstract art and black, Japanese-inspired frames. One of his favorites is a cream table comprising many circles; it’s topped with a retro lamp and stationed between two armchairs. To maximize the panoramic view, Martinez and MacDonald went with green drap-

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eries—and live plants, further connecting the eye to the natural splendor before them. But first things first; they had to refinish the cherry herringbone floors and paint over the khaki walls. The second-floor landing was yet another opportunity to showcase treasures collected over the years on a mirrored shelf below a 19th century lithograph. “I wanted to play with geometry,” says Martinez of the pyramid and other elements displayed. The color scheme continues in the bedroom with navy, white and green, but it just might be the almost

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wall-to-wall windows that grab your attention first. Even the bamboo fretwork headboard is open so as not to spoil the vista. “We went with blackout curtains, so we can sleep and not get a sunburn during the day,” he quips. When open, the curtains simply tuck behind the headboard, allowing an unencumbered view of the stars or sun. After making a splash with their bright beach house, these homeowners encourage others to be a little daring too. “You have to have a good eye for scale and proportion—and take chances,” says Martinez.

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This page: The master bedroom with its open headboard and floor-to-ceiling drapes is designed to maximize the view, while staying true to the blue-and-green color scheme. Opposite page: Who wouldn’t want to sip a glass of iced-tea on this welcoming front porch that comes to life with pops of orange and turquoise?

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FOREIGN FINDS SURE, TRAVEL BROADENS YOU. BUT IT ALSO SERVES AS DESIGN INSPIRATION FOR YOUR HOME. CHECK OUT THE WORLD-CLASS DECOR FROM THESE STUNNING—AND EXOTIC—DESTINATIONS.

EGYPT A rich color palette of golds, browns and reds paired with oversized dark wood furniture is the key to home decor in Egypt. Statues and textured bamboo accessories are great accent pieces, but don’t go overboard: In Egyptian culture, clutter in the home is considered taboo.

Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza was considered the tallest man-made structure in the world for more than 3,800 years.

BATTA MOORISH SMALL NICKEL zenzahome.com

MAGNIFYING EYE ON STAND Pottery Barn, Shrewsbury, 732.212.1333

EGYPTIAN CHARIOT LIDDED ARK ancientsculpture gallery.com

ANIMALS CL ASSY CAT STATUE modohome.com

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ETCHED METAL TEARDROP VASES Cost Plus World Market, Shrewsbury, 732.530.2863

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MA ZE RUG SHADOW BLUE West Elm, Red Bank, 732.268.8537

MACAYL A COFFEE TABLE OTTOMAN neimanmarcus.com

NUEVO LIVING GIZA STEEL SIDE TABLE benjaminrugsand furniture.com

MAGNIFICENT COMMODE 1stdibs.com

Lavish Egyptian decoration often goes beyond the home—camels are typically adorned with color ful and elaborate pieces.

ROUND PALM LEAF COLL APSIBLE POM POM BASKET Target, Middletown, 732.706.9222 HARPER EMBROIDERED THROW PILLOW Urban Outfitters, Red Bank, 732.741.3260

CLEOPATRA NEOCL ASSICAL CHAISE SOFA designtoscano.com

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BALI There are three defining characteristics of Balinese interior

design: exquisite craftsmanship, natural materials and a bold burst of color. Tropical foliage, carved wooden furniture and wall hangings or accent pieces featuring elephants, lanterns or Buddhas will give your home those Indonesian island vibes.

NASSA BASKET PENDANT LIGHT crateandbarrel.com

The people of Bali obser ve various religions, but Hinduism is the most predominant. The Tanah Lot Temple (above) is one of Bali’s most important landmarks.

STERLING FIRE ISL AND CORAL DISPL AY Capitol Lighting, Eatontown, 732.542.9311

DANCING CELESTIAL DEITY STATUE ancientsculpture gallery.com

LOMBOK BED Anthropologie, Shrewsbury, 732.842.0762

HAND PAINTED WOOD PEACOCK CABINET Cost Plus World Market, Shrewsbury, 732.530.2863

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PALMERA FAN HEADBOARD Urban Outfitters, Red Bank, 732.741.3260

ADESSO STIX FLOOR L ANTERN Bed Bath & Beyond, Manalapan, 732.761.8563

L ARGE ELEPHANT furniturewith asoul.com

FERN EMBROIDERED LUMBAR AND KYL A EMBROIDERED PILLOW COVERS Pottery Barn, Shrewsbury, 732.212.1333

SIERRA FLORAL VELVET FLOOR PILLOW Urban Outfitters, Red Bank, 732.741.3260

TOMMY BAHAMA BALI HAI MEDIUM BROWN VERANDA BAR CART benjaminrugsand furniture.com Dance is a major component of Balinese culture; children are taught to dance with their hands before they can even walk! MONMOUTH HE ALTH & LIFE

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NORWAY Scandinavian countries like Norway

are famous for their minimalist aesthetic; think gray walls, white furniture and stark leathers with blue details scattered throughout.

Norway is dubbed “the land of the midnight sun” because in summertime, the sun doesn’t set in the most northern part of the country until midnight. L AYER WALL CLOCK boconcept.com

CASE STUDY PL ANTERS WITH WALNUT STAND Cost Plus World Market, Shrewsbury, 732.530.2863 YUCATAN LIVE-EDGE COFFEE TABLE Anthropologie, Shrewsbury, 732.842.0762

LINDEN INDIGO BLUE AND TILLY GREEN LEAF PILLOWS crateandbarrel.com

UTTERMOST KEOKEE FLOOR L AMP Capitol Lighting, Eatontown, 732.542.9311

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SCANDINAVIAN BLUE BLOCK PRINT TULIP WALLPAPER The Home Depot, Hazlet, 732.264.1661

DIAMOND CROSS PL ANES SHELF Urban Outfitters, Red Bank, 732.741.3260

RISOM ROCKER dwr.com

FAUX FUR OMBRE THROW West Elm, Red Bank, 732.268.8537

OIVA/ROSARIUM PL ATE AND MUG marimekko.com

The Sรกmi people have hunted, domesticated and herded reindeer in Norway for thousands of years. Although a small industry on a national scale, reindeer husbandry is important economically in the Sรกmi culture.

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ESCAPES Large parcels of land in the Patagonia region of Argentina are owned by celebrities, including Ted Turner, Sylvester Stallone and Christopher Lambert.

ARGENTINA Buenos Aires is defined by its vibrant culture,

and its decor reflects that. Argentinian homes abound with contemporary furniture combined with rich textiles, rustic elements like wood and bright bursts of color like pink or yellow.

RANDI TAPESTRY luluandgeorgia.com

AVANI COFFEE TABLE Pier 1 Imports, Holmdel, 732.706.0660 NATURAL LIVE EDGE TEAK WOOD MIRROR Cost Plus World Market, Shrewsbury, 732.530.2863 MODERN WOOD AIR PL ANT OR SUCCULENT PL ANTER ahalife.com

PL AID VICUÑA Garmany, Red Bank, 732.576.8500

Ikat Inlay Drum Side Table Wayfair, 201.391.4321

SIL’OUETTE CROCHET RAFFIA PILLOW abchome.com

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RICO MEDIA CONSOLE Pottery Barn, Shrewsbury, 732.212.1333

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STICOTTI JOINERY COAT RACK shopsticotti. com

MODWAY RESPONSE OTTOMAN Bed Bath & Beyond, Middletown, 732.865.9735

Tango, the famous style of Latin music and dance, originated in the lower-class slaughterhouse district of Buenos Aires at the end of the 19th century. MONMOUTH HE ALTH & LIFE

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DON’T CALL BLACKSTRAP MOLASSES THE NEW APPLE CIDER VINEGAR—PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SINGING THE PRAISES OF THIS HEALTHFUL SYRUP FOR DECADES. “Blackstrap molasses and the wheat germ bread/Makes you live so long you wish you were dead.” Actor and comedian Danny Kaye sang these lyrics with Groucho Marx, Jane Wyman and Jimmy Durante on a 1951 record. More than 60 years later, we acknowledge that although exaggerated, the song’s sentiment might not be far off from the truth. Molasses is made through the sugar production process: The juice from sugarcane plants is boiled to create crystals that are then processed and sold as refined white sugar. The liquid, which at that stage has become cane syrup, is boiled two more times, resulting in a dark, viscous syrup called blackstrap molasses. POWER UP Blackstrap molasses is relatively low in calories (about 60 per tablespoon) and sugar content (about 12 grams) when compared with other sugary superfoods like honey. Because of this, its taste is more smoky than sweet. Perhaps more remarkable is its high levels of vitamins and minerals, including blood-building iron (2 mg, or 12 percent of the daily recommended value), bonebuilding calcium (150 mg; 12 percent DV) and potassium (380 mg; 8 percent DV), which helps regulate blood pressure, among other

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benefits. It’s also a source of vitamin B6, which promotes blood health and prevents anemia. Its mineral-rich nutritional content, especially iron, may make it beneficial as a pre-natal supplement: A tablespoon of blackstrap molasses in hot water is often referred to as “pregnancy tea.” (Talk to your doctor first.) Blackstrap molasses also was highlighted in an article about plant-based foods that may prevent cancer. The study, published in the Journal of Carcinogenesis, noted evidence that “cancer was very rare among sugarcane plantation workers who were regularly consuming the raw brown sugar,” citing the syrup’s high levels of minerals and vitamin B as a potential explanation. Some holistic practitioners also claim it can ease symptoms of premenstrual syndrome and enhance skin and hair health, thanks to its antioxidant-rich content.

BUY/STORE/SERVE Available at most health food stores, blackstrap molasses is sold as both unsulphured and sulphured options. Unsulphured molasses is made from a more mature sugarcane crop and is preferred. Because of its intense, thick flavor, blackstrap molasses should not be used in recipes that call simply for “molasses,” which is the result of the second boil of the sugar-production process and isn’t as dark or thick. But the unique flavor of blackstrap molasses can be used to give a smoky boost to meats and some spicy sweet foods, like pumpkin pie and gingerbread cookies. Finally, it can be incorporated as an ingredient for dark breads or, for home brewers, in stouts and porters.

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LAWYERS 2018 TO HELP YOU FIND SOME OF THE BEST ATTORNEYS IN MONMOUTH COUNTY, across more than 28 specialties, Monmouth Health & Life contracted DataJoe Research of Boulder, Colorado to facilitate an online peer-vote process and create a Top Monmouth County Lawyer list. Attorneys throughout the county were asked to select peers whom they deem are the best within their practice area and whom they would seek out for particular legal needs. DataJoe checked and confirmed that each published top vote getter had, at the time of review, a current, active license status with the State of New Jersey regulatory board. If they were not able to find evidence of a lawyer’s current, active registration, he or she was excluded from the list. In addition, any lawyer who has been disciplined for an infraction by the State of New Jersey regulatory board was excluded from the list. Finally, DataJoe presented the tallied result to Monmouth Health & Life for its final review. We recognize that there are many good attorneys who are not shown in this representative list. This is only a sampling of the huge array of talented professionals within Monmouth County.

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ADOPTION LAW PHILIP JACOBOWITZ Lomurro Law Firm 4 Paragon Way Freehold, NJ 07728 732-414-0300 AMANDA J. MUHAW Atkinson & De Bartolo, PC 2 Bridge Ave., Suite 231 PO Box 8415 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-530-5300

APPELLATE LAW PATRICIA B. QUELCH Helmer Conley & Kasselman, PA 92 West Main St. Freehold Borough, NJ 07728 848-207-3500 BRIAN D. WINTERS Keith Winters & Wenning, LLC Main St. & Lareine Ave. PO Box 188 Bradley Beach, NJ 07720 732-774-1212

ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION JAMES S. BRAATEN Clark & Di Stefano, PC 1500 Meetinghouse Rd. Sea Girt, NJ 08750 732-528-9111 ROBERT FRANCIS DI STEFANO Clark & Di Stefano, PC 1500 Meetinghouse Rd. Sea Girt, NJ 08750 732-528-9111 ROBERT K. GIBSON Shaw Kreizer, PA 1161 Broad St., #314 Shrewsbury, NJ 07702 877-281-6712 ROBERT A. HATAMI Clark & Di Stefano, PC 1500 Meetinghouse Rd. Sea Girt, NJ 08750 732-528-9111

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JUDD BERENSON SHAW Shaw Kreizer, PA 1161 Broad St., #314 Shrewsbury, NJ 07702 877-281-6712

BANKRUPTCY AND WORKOUT BUNCE D. ATKINSON Atkinson & De Bartolo, PC 2 Bridge Ave., Suite 231 PO Box 8415 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-530-5300 WARREN BRUMEL Warren Brumel 65 Main St., PO Box 181 Keyport, NJ 07735 732-264-3400 DONALD F. CAMPBELL JR. Giordano Halleran & Ciesla, PC 125 Half Mile Rd., Suite 300 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-741-3900 JOSEPH MOLLER CASELLO Collins Vella & Casello 2317 Highway 34, Suite 1A Manasquan, NJ 08736 732-751-1766 I. MARK COHEN I. Mark Cohen Law Group 1 Executive Dr., Suite 6 Tinton Falls, NJ 07701 732-741-9500 JONATHAN GOLDSMITH COHEN I. Mark Cohen Law Group 1 Executive Dr., Suite 6 Tinton Falls, NJ 07701 732-201-8091 MICHAEL L. DETZKY Detzky, Hunter & DeFillippo, LLC 45 Court St. Freehold, NJ 07728 732-780-3090 VERA FEDOROFF Fedoroff Firm, LLC 504 Aldrich Rd., Suite 2E Howell, NJ 07731 732-364-8900

FRANK JOSEPH FISCHER Broege Neumann Fischer Shaver, LLC 25 Abe Voorhees Dr. Manasquan, NJ 08736 732-722-5763 EUGENE D. ROTH Eugene D. Roth 2520 Highway 35, Suite 307 Manasquan, NJ 08736 732-292-9288 ADAM SCHNEIDER Adam Schneider 1141 Lincoln Square Long Branch, NJ 07740 732-222-8800

BUSINESS LAW MATTHEW J. CERES Matthew J. Ceres LLC 63 Riverside Ave. Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-747-7100 ROBERT P. CLARK Clark & Di Stefano, PC 1500 Meetinghouse Rd. Sea Girt, NJ 08750 732-528-9111 PATRICK STRAIN CONVERY Giordano Halleran & Ciesla, PC 125 Half Mile Rd., Suite 300 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-741-3900 PAUL R. EDINGER Paul R. Edinger 211 Monmouth Rd., Suite C West Long Branch, NJ 07764 732-222-3424 JUSTIN M. KLEIN Marks & Klein, LLP 63 Riverside Ave. Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-747-7100 GERALD P. LALLY Giordano Halleran & Ciesla, PC 125 Half Mile Rd., Suite 300 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-741-3900

GERALD A. MARKS Marks & Klein, LLP 63 Riverside Ave. Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-747-7100 JASON S. SAAD J. Saad Law Group LLC PO Box 674 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-369-4969

CIVIL LAW / LITIGATION MATTHEW BLAINE Davison, Eastman, Munoz, Lederman & Paone, PA 100 Willow Brook Rd. Suite 100 Freehold, NJ 07728 732-462-7170 TERRENCE JOHN BOLAN Bolan Jahnsen 830 Broad St., Suite 4 Shrewsbury, NJ 07702 732-212-1200 ANDREW L. CHAMBARRY Gill & Chamas LLC 3509 Highway 9 Howell, NJ 07731 732-987-6881 CHARLES M. CROCCO Nelson, Fromer, Crocco & Jordan 2300 Route 66, Suite 102 Neptune, NJ 07753 732-774-6443 KIRA S. DABBY Archer & Greiner PC 10 Route 35 River Plaza 2nd Fl. Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-268-8006 LEO PATRICK DACEY Bolan Jahnsen 830 Broad St., Suite 4 Shrewsbury, NJ 07702 732-212-1200

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THOMAS F. SHEBELL JR. Shebell & Shebell, LLC 655 Shrewsbury Ave. Suite 314 Shrewsbury, NJ 07702 732-663-1122

JOEL N. KREIZMAN Scarinci & Hollenbeck 331 Newman Springs Rd. Building 3, Suite 310 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-780-5590

MICHAEL JOSEPH HANUS Michael J Hanus Attorney At Law LLC 1715 Route 35, Suite 208 Middletown, NJ 07748 732-737-8488

MATTHEW ANTHONY SMURO Pashman Stein Walder Hayden PC 28 Leroy Pl. Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-852-2481

CONSTRUCTION

DANIEL S. JAHNSEN Bolan Jahnsen 830 Broad St., Suite 4 Shrewsbury, NJ 07702 732-212-1200 MATTHEW JORDAN Nelson, Fromer, Crocco & Jordan 2300 Route 66, Suite 102 Neptune City, NJ 07753 732-774-6443 STEVEN TODD KEPPLER Marks & Klein, LLP 63 Riverside Ave. Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-747-7100 LAWRENCE M. LAWSON Mc Elroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP One Hovchild Plaza 4000 Route 66, Fourth Fl. Tinton Falls, NJ 07753 732-733-6200 JAMES McGOVERN Davison, Eastman, Munoz, Lederman & Paone, PA 100 Willow Brook Rd. Suite 100 Freehold, NJ 07728 732-462-7170 KAREN M. SCHERMOND Chamlin Rosen Uliano & Witherington 268 Norwood Ave. PO Box 38 West Long Branch, NJ 07764 732-229-3200

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JAMES J. ULIANO Chamlin Rosen Uliano & Witherington 268 Norwood Ave. PO Box 38 West Long Branch, NJ 07764 732-440-3950 MARK J. WALTERS Labletta & Walters LLC 12 Christopher Way Suite 200 Eatontown, NJ 07724 732-387-1010

CIVIL LAW / TRANSACTIONAL

TIMOTHY JOSEPH DEHAUT Giordano Halleran & Ciesla, PC 125 Half Mile Rd., Suite 300 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-741-3900 ROBERT L. HEUGLE JR. Byrnes O’Hern & Heugle, LLC 28 Leroy Pl. Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-219-7711 CRAIG LAWRENCE KLAFTER Garland & Mason LLC 195 Route 9 South, Suite 204 Manalapan, NJ 07726 732-358-2028

CORPORATE FINANCE/ MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

ALLISON SCADUTO BECHT Marks & Klein, LLP 63 Riverside Ave. Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-747-7100

JOHN A. AIELLO Giordano Halleran & Ciesla, PC 125 Half Mile Rd., Suite 300 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-741-3900

ALBERT A. ZAGER Zager Fuchs PC 268 Broad St., PO Box 489 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-481-1274

PAUL THOMAS COLELLA Giordano Halleran & Ciesla, PC 125 Half Mile Rd., Suite 300 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-741-3900

COMMERICAL LITIGATION

PHILIP DOWD FORLENZA Giordano Halleran & Ciesla, PC 125 Half Mile Rd., Suite 300 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-741-3900

MONICA JOAN CERES Giordano Halleran & Ciesla, PC 125 Half Mile Rd., Suite 300 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-741-3900 CHRISOPHER F. COULSON Lomurro Law Firm 4 Paragon Way Freehold, NJ 07728 732-414-0300

CRIMINAL DEFENSE CHRISTOPHER D. ADAMS Adams Buchan & Palo LLC 146 Route 34, Suite 325 Holmdel, NJ 07733 732-837-4544

TARA N. BRESLOW Tara Breslow 130 Maple Ave., Suite WB5 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-784-2880 KEVIN ARTHUR BUCHAN Adams Buchan & Palo LLC 146 Route 34, Suite 325 Holmdel, NJ 07733 732-837-4544 CHRISTOPHER T. CAMPBELL The Law Offices of Christopher T. Campbell, LLC 1720 Highway 34, #10 Wall Township, NJ 07727 732-462-8700

TOP LAWYERS PROFILES

JULIA S. DASARODRESCHER The Dasaro Law Firm 9 Leonardville Rd. Middletown, NJ 07748 732-671-7007

JOSEPH J. COMPITELLO Jef Henninger Esq. 788 Shrewsbury Ave. Suite 2209 Tinton Falls, NJ 07724 732-383-6242 RICHARD ETIENNE INCREMONA Helmer Conley & Kasselman, PA 92 West Main St. Freehold Borough, NJ 07728 848-207-3500 RICHARD LOMURRO Lomurro Law Firm 4 Paragon Way Freehold, NJ 07728 732-414-0300 PAUL EDWARD MINNEFOR Giordano Halleran & Ciesla, PC 125 Half Mile Rd., Suite 300 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-741-3900 LESLIE B. POSNOCK Schwartz & Posnock 99 Corbett Way, Suite 203 Eatontown, NJ 07724 732-544-1460 ELYSE S. SCHINDEL Hobbie Corrigan & Bertucio PC 125 Wyckoff Rd. Eatontown, NJ 07724 732-380-1515

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TOP LAWYERS PROFILES

BARRY J. SEREBNICK Helmer Conley & Kasselman, PA 92 West Main St. Freehold Borough, NJ 07728 848-207-3500

SUSAN L. GOLDRING Zager Fuchs PC 268 Broad St., PO Box 489 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-481-1274

TANIS DEITCH Deitch & Perone, PC 265 Highway 36, Suite 203 West Long Branch, NJ 07764 732-440-9887

CHARLES J. ULIANO Chamlin Rosen Uliano & Witherington 268 Norwood Ave. PO Box 38 West Long Branch, NJ 07764 732-440-3950

FAMILY LAW

ROBERT E. GOLDSTEIN Drescher & Cheslow, PA 610 Bridge Plaza Dr. Manalapan, NJ 07726 732-972-1600

MICHAEL J. WENNING Keith Winters & Wenning, LLC Main St. & Lareine Ave. PO Box 188 Bradley Beach, NJ 07720 732-774-1212 PAUL E. ZAGER Paul E. Zager 157 Broad St., Suite 322 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-741-5000

ELDER LAW RICHARD J. ANGELO Zager Fuchs PC 268 Broad St., PO Box 489 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-481-1274 DANA A. BENNETT Bennett & Wyatt LLC 157 Broad St., Suite 203 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-268-7520 G K. CALLAHAN Marriott Callahan & Blair 520 Washington Blvd. PO Box 255 Sea Girt, NJ 08750 732-449-7474 JOSHUA FRIMER CHESLOW Drescher & Cheslow, PA 610 Bridge Plaza Dr. Manalapan, NJ 07726 732-972-1600 GARY BRUCE GARLAND Garland Law Offices PA Manalapan Corporate Plaza 195 Route 9 South, Suite 204 Manalapan, NJ 07726 732-955-7358

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MATTHEW R. ABATEMARCO Matthew R. Abatemarco Esq., LLC 1704 Maxwell Dr., Suite 105 Wall, NJ 07719 732-556-0712 JAMES M. ANDREWS Giordano Halleran & Ciesla, PC 125 Half Mile Rd., Suite 300 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-741-3900 ALLISON ANSELL Ansell, Grimm & Aaron 1500 Lawrence Ave. Ocean, NJ 07712 732-922-1000 LAUREN E. CAESAR Lauren E. Caesar 1070H Highway 34, #123 Matawan, NJ 07747 732-784-3230 CORINNE CAMPI Corinne Campi Esq., LLC 302 Morris Ave. Spring Lake, NJ 07762 732-556-0525 DAVID R. CARDAMONE Miller & Gaudio, PC 104-110 Maple Ave. Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-741-6769 SYLVIA COSTANTINO Sylvia S. Costantino Esq., LLC 58 Rector Pl. Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-741-2600 JOHN DeBARTOLO Atkinson & DeBartolo, PC 2 Bridge Ave., Suite 231 PO Box 8415 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-530 -5300

TOBY GRABELLE Toby Grabelle, LLC 1 Harding Rd., Suite 206 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-230-1166 AMY B. HARRIS Keith Winters & Wenning, LLC Main St. & Lareine Ave. PO Box 188 Bradley Beach, NJ 07720 732-774-1212 VALERIE HEMHAUSER Valerie Hemhauser 125 Half Mile Rd., Suite 200 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-842-9993 DANIEL JON HIMELMAN Himelman & Himelman 12 Reckless Pl. Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-842-8200 GINA-MARIE IZZO Karcher Law Firm 30 Linden Pl. Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-852-7018 CRAIG S. LAUGHLIN Gale & Laughlin LLP 2814 Highway 35, PO Box 7 Hazlet, NJ 07730 732-264-6000 MARY JANE LELAND Leland Law Firm, LLC Ellis Law Center, 87 South St. Freehold, NJ 07728 732-409-7777 THOMAS W. MADDEN Madden Law LLC 1704 Maxwell Dr. Wall, NJ 07719 732-556-0522

JENNIFER McCASKILL The Law Office of Jennifer J. McCaskill, LLC 1 Harding Rd., #206 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-852-7418 BETTINA MUNSON Lomurro Law Firm 4 Paragon Way Freehold, NJ 07728 732-414-0300 CATHERINE ANSELLO MURPHY Paone Zaleski Brown & Murray 120 Maple Ave., PO Box 8699 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-507-9315 MEGAN SUSAN MURRAY Paone Zaleski Brown & Murray 120 Maple Ave., PO Box 8699 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-507-9315 JOANNE S. NADELL Joanne S. Nadell 125 Half Mile Rd., Suite 200 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-741-7776 DARREN CHARLES O'TOOLE O'Toole & Gunteski, LLC 1312 Atlantic Ave. Manasquan, NJ 08736 732-223-1400 STEPHANIE PALO Adams Buchan & Palo LLC 146 Route 34, Suite 325 Holmdel, NJ 07733 732-837-4544 PETER C. PARAS Paras Apy & Reiss PC The Galleria, 2 Bridge Ave. Suite 601 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-219-9000 ANNA MAE PERILLO Anna Mae Perillo, Attorney at Law 151 Bodman Pl., Suite 303 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-758-8333

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MICHAEL A. IRENE JR. Michael A. Irene, Jr. 422 Morris Ave., #6 Long Branch, NJ 07740 732-870-1100

ANDRES YOAV MEJER Andres Mejer & Associates, LLC 9 Memorial Pkwy., Suite B Long Branch, NJ 07740 732-962-1805

BONNIE M. REISS Paras Apy & Reiss PC The Galleria, 2 Bridge Ave. Suite 601 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-219-9000

GARY E. LINDEROTH Kantor & Linderoth 58 West Front St., PO Box 42 Keyport, NJ 07735 732-264-9300

GUY T. O'DONNELL Guy O'Donnell 5 Third Ave. Long Branch, NJ 07740 732-222-6037

ANTHONY MUSCENTE JR. Muscente Law Office 12 North Main St., 2nd Fl. PO Box 418 Allentown, NJ 08501 609-223-2363

INSURANCE

DAVID SALVATORE Wernik & Salvatore 34 Village Ct. Hazlet, NJ 07730 732-888-3338 LYNN E. STAUFENBERG Zager Fuchs PC 268 Broad St., PO Box 489 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-481-1274 ALLAN D. WEINBERG Allan Weinberg, Attorney At Law 200 Highway 9, Suite 400 Manalapan, NJ 07726 732-806-5529 ROBIN T. WERNIK Wernik & Salvatore 34 Village Ct. Hazlet, NJ 07730 732-888-3338 LAURA KAREN WISHART DUGAN Amdur Maggs & Shor One Industrial Way West Building B Eatontown, NJ 07724 732-389-3800 TADD J. YEARING Yearing Law LLC 4 Rosen Dr. Englishtown, NJ 07726 551-804-9041

GENERAL PRACTICE VINCENT E. HALLERAN JR. Vincent E. Halleran 56 West Main St., Suite 1 Freehold, NJ 07728 732-462-0800

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GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE MICHAEL L. COLLINS Archer & Greiner PC 10 Route 35 River Plaza 2nd Fl. Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-268-8000 BRIAN MICHAEL NELSON Archer & Greiner PC 10 Route 35 River Plaza 2nd Fl. Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-268-8000

HEALTH CARE LAW ELIZABETH HELLMERS CHRISTIAN Giordano Halleran & Ciesla, PC 125 Half Mile Rd., Suite 300 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-741-3900 FRANK R. CIESLA JR. Giordano Halleran & Ciesla, PC 125 Half Mile Rd., Suite 300 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-741-3900

IMMIGRATION LAW MICHELE ALCALDE Michele Alcalde 331 Newman Springs Rd. Suite 143 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-784-1822

MICHAEL J. CANNING Giordano Halleran & Ciesla, PC 125 Half Mile Rd., Suite 300 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-741-3900 MARIO JOHN DELANO Campbell Foley Delano & Adams LLC 601 Bangs Ave., 2nd Fl. PO Box 1040 Asbury Park, NJ 07712 732-775-6520 VERNE ALAN PEDRO Merlin Law Group 125 Half Mile Route Suite 201 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-704-4647 KENNETH E. PRINGLE Pringle Quinn Anzano, PC 701 Seventh Ave. PO Box 420 Belmar, NJ 07719 732-280-2400 ROBERT T. TRAUTMANN Merlin Law Group 125 Half Mile Route Suite 201 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-704-4647 JENNIFER M. VAN VOORHIS Merlin Law Group 125 Half Mile Route Suite 201 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-704-4647

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS KURT ERIK ANDERSON Giordano Halleran & Ciesla, PC 125 Half Mile Rd., Suite 300 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-741-3900 MELISSA SKROCKI Giordano Halleran & Ciesla, PC 125 Half Mile Rd., Suite 300 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-741-3900

INTERNATIONAL LAW

TOP LAWYERS PROFILES

ANNA-MARIA PITTELLA Pittella Law 55 North Bridge Ave., Suite 1 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-842-6939

PATRICIA E. APY Paras Apy & Reiss PC The Galleria, 2 Bridge Ave. Suite 601 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-219-9000 STEVEN PATRICK MONAGHAN Steven P. Monaghan, LLC 157 Broad St., Suite 108 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-530-0095 NOEL S. TONNEMAN Tonneman & Connors, LLC 145 Wyckoff Rd., Suite 104 Eatontown, NJ 07724 732-696-2500

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT JERI L. ABRAMS Giordano Halleran & Ciesla, PC 125 Half Mile Rd., Suite 300 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-741-3900 JAY S. BECKER Giordano Halleran & Ciesla, PC 125 Half Mile Rd., Suite 300 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-741-3900 ARI G. BURD Giordano Halleran & Ciesla, PC 125 Half Mile Rd., Suite 300 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-741-3900

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TOP LAWYERS PROFILES

BRIAN J. CHABAREK Davison, Eastman, Munoz, Lederman & Paone, PA 100 Willow Brook Rd. Suite 100 Freehold, NJ 07728 732-462-7170 NICOLE SOROKOLIT CRODDICK Davison, Eastman, Munoz, Lederman & Paone, PA 100 Willow Brook Rd. Suite 100 Freehold, NJ 07728 732-462-7170 JOSEPH C. De BLASIO Jackson Lewis PC 766 Shrewsbury Ave. Tinton Falls, NJ 07724 732-532-6148 KELLY D. GUNTHER Jackson Lewis PC 766 Shrewsbury Ave. Tinton Falls, NJ 07724 732-532-6148 LORYN M. LAWSON Byrnes O'hern & Heugle, LLC 28 Leroy Pl. Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-219-7711 DANIEL F. MURPHY JR. Putney Twombly Hall & Hirson LLP 328 Newman Springs Rd. Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-379-6020 MICHAEL F. O'CONNOR McMoran, O'Connor, Bramley & Burns Ramshorn Executive Centre, Building D, Suite D-1 2399 Highway 34 Wall Township, NJ 08736 732-223-7711 LUANNE M. PETERPAUL Peterpaul Law, LLP 501 Grand Ave., Suite L1 Asbury Park, NJ 07712 732-455-8080

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LAND USE AND ENVIRONMENTAL

PRODUCT LIABILITY

KEVIN I. ASADI Zager Fuchs PC 268 Broad St., PO Box 489 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-481-1274

ERIC M. HELMAN Uniglicht Helman & Bloom LLP 200 Highway 9, Suite 400 Manalapan, NJ 07726 732-490-1777

MELISSA A. CLARKE Giordano Halleran & Ciesla, PC 125 Half Mile Rd., Suite 300 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-741-3900

JOSHUA S. KINCANNON Lomurro Law Firm 4 Paragon Way Freehold, NJ 07728 732-414-0300

STEVEN M. DALTON Giordano Halleran & Ciesla, PC 125 Half Mile Rd., Suite 300 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-741-3900

REAL ESTATE

STEVEN P. GOUIN Giordano Halleran & Ciesla, PC 125 Half Mile Rd., Suite 300 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-741-3900 MICHAEL J. GROSS Giordano Halleran & Ciesla, PC 125 Half Mile Rd., Suite 300 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-741-3900 KERRY E. HIGGINS Mc Kenna Dupont Higgins & Stone 229 Broad St., PO Box 610 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-741-6681 BENJAMIN A. NADELL Giordano Halleran & Ciesla, PC 125 Half Mile Rd., Suite 300 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-741-3900 PAUL H. SCHNEIDER Giordano Halleran & Ciesla, PC 125 Half Mile Rd., Suite 300 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-741-3900 CHAD WARNKEN Archer & Greiner PC 10 Route 35 River Plaza 2nd Fl. Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-268-8011

KEITH N. ARCOMANO Keith N. Arcomano 121 Highway 36 West Long Branch, NJ 07764 732-229-5515 VALERIE F. AVRIN Valerie F. Avrin 1 Bethany Rd., Suite 45 Hazlet, NJ 07730 732-888-1202 MICHAEL A. BRUNO Giordano Halleran & Ciesla, PC 125 Half Mile Rd., Suite 300 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-741-3900 AMY P. BURR The Burr Law Group, LLC 623 River Rd., Suite 2R Fair Haven, NJ 07704 732-741-1435 DENNIS ANTHONY COLLINS Collins Vella & Casello 2317 Highway 34, Suite 1A Manasquan, NJ 08736 732-751-1766 STEVEN J. CORODEMUS Giordano Halleran & Ciesla, PC 125 Half Mile Rd., Suite 300 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-741-3900 PAUL NICHOLAS D'APOLITO Gelson D'Apolito & Curtis LLC 34 Sycamore Ave., Suite 1C Little Silver, NJ 07739 732-919-1044

STEVEN J. DENHOLTZ Steven J. Denholtz, PA 14 Cliffwood Ave. Matawan, NJ 07747 732-388-3000 GITAL DODELSON Giordano Halleran & Ciesla, PC 125 Half Mile Rd., Suite 300 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-741-3900 EDWARD C. EASTMAN JR. Davison, Eastman, Munoz, Lederman & Paone, PA 100 Willow Brook Rd. Suite 100 Freehold, NJ 07728 732-462-7170 JOHN A. GIUNCO Giordano Halleran & Ciesla, PC 125 Half Mile Rd., Suite 300 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-741-3900 ELIZABETH ANNA HOPKINS Peter J. Liska 766 Shrewsbury Ave. Tinton Falls, NJ 07724 732-933-7777 ANDREW WAYNE KRANTZ Zager Fuchs PC 268 Broad St., PO Box 489 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-481-1274 ROBERT F. McANANLY Davison, Eastman, Munoz, Lederman & Paone, PA 100 Willow Brook Rd. Suite 100 Freehold, NJ 07728 732-462-7170 CELESTE D. MILLER Panepinto Panepinto & Miller 1540 Route 138, Suite 306 Wall Township, NJ 07719 732-681-5100 THOMAS N. PANEPINTO Panepinto Panepinto & Miller 1540 Route 138, Suite 306 Wall Township, NJ 07719 732-681-5100

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ROBERT J. SIMS JR. Robert J. Sims Law Firm 215 Morris Ave. Spring Lake, NJ 08736 732-612-3390 KEITH A. SINGER Keith Singer Attorney At Law 2018 Route 71, Unit 6 Spring Lake Heights, NJ 07762 732-749-3700 MICHAEL P. SUPKO JR. Archer & Greiner PC 10 Route 35 River Plaza 2nd Fl. Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-268-8002 KEVIN L. UNIGLICHT Uniglicht Helman & Bloom LLP 200 Highway 9, Suite 400 Manalapan, NJ 07726 732-490-1777 MARTHA ANNA VOGT Martha A. Vogt 72 Broad St. Matawan, NJ 07747 732-583-0900 NESTOR A. WINTERS Keith Winters & Wenning, LLC Main St. & Lareine Ave. PO Box 188 Bradley Beach, NJ 07720 732-774-1212

SECURITIES LAW TIMOTHY D. LYONS Davison, Eastman, Munoz, Lederman & Paone, PA 100 Willow Brook Rd. Suite 100 Freehold, NJ 07728 732-462-7170 ROBERT I. RABINOWITZ Becker & Poliakoff, LLP 331 Newman Springs Rd. Suite 225 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-842-1662

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SPORTS LAW MICHAEL GERARD CELLI JR. Michael G. Celli, Jr. 382 Morris Ave. Long Branch, NJ 07740 732-229-4000

TAX LAW ROBERT I. AUFSEESER Ansell, Grimm & Aaron 1500 Lawrence Ave. Ocean Township, NJ 07712 732-643-5233 TIMOTHY JOHN DENGLER Giordano Halleran & Ciesla, PC 125 Half Mile Rd., Suite 300 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-741-3900

TECHNOLOGY/ VIRTUAL JOHN P. O'BRIEN John P. O'Brien 76 Ridge Rd. Rumson, NJ 07760 732-219-6641 STUART A. PANENSKY Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP 322 Highway 35 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-985-1000 RICHARD K. TRAUB Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP 322 Highway 35 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-985-1000

TRAFFIC LAW MITCHELL ANSELL Ansell, Grimm & Aaron 1500 Lawrence Ave. Ocean, NJ 07712 732-922-1000 WILLIAM H. GEHLHAUS Healy & Falk 569 Highway 36 Belford, NJ 07718 732-495-1200

ADAM J. WEISBERG Adam Jon Weisberg 1500 Allaire Ave. Ocean Township, NJ 07712 732-686-6440

KENNETH J. LACKEY Neff Aguilar LLC 125 Half Mile Rd., Suite 101 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-224-1200

WILLS, TRUSTS, ESTATES, PROBATES

BLAKE LAURENCE Davison, Eastman, Munoz, Lederman & Paone, PA 100 Willow Brook Rd. Suite 100 Freehold, NJ 07728 732-462-7170

MANNY ALVELO Davison, Eastman, Munoz, Lederman & Paone, PA 100 Willow Brook Rd. Suite 100 Freehold, NJ 07728 732-462-7170 LAUREN D. BERCIK Lauren D. Bercik, Esq. 1161 Broad St., Suite 215 Shrewsbury, NJ 07702 732-483-6300 STUART T. COX JR. Neff Aguilar LLC 125 Half Mile Rd., Suite 101 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-224-1200 ANDREW J. DeMAIO Neff Aguilar LLC 125 Half Mile Rd., Suite 101 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-224-1200 RICHARD CROWLEY FLANIGAN Richard C. Flanigan 112 Main St. Allenhurst, NJ 07711 732-531-0771 JOHN G. HOYLE III Hoyle Law LLC 201 Main St. Allenhurst, NJ 07711 732-988-9595

STACEY C. MAIDEN Hoyle Law LLC 201 Main St. Allenhurst, NJ 07711 732-988-9595

TOP LAWYERS PROFILES

LAURENCE ROTHSTEIN Giordano Halleran & Ciesla, PC 125 Half Mile Rd., Suite 300 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-741-3900

STEPHEN J. OPPENHEIM Neff Aguilar LLC 125 Half Mile Rd., Suite 101 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-224-1200 ROSEMARY SIMON Hoyle Law LLC 201 Main St. Allenhurst, NJ 07711 732-988-9595 MARGARET ANNE SPAZIANI Giordano Halleran & Ciesla, PC 125 Half Mile Rd., Suite 300 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-741-3900

WORKERS' COMPENSATION JAMES DeBENEDETT James DeBenedett Esq., LLC 1704 Maxwell Dr., Suite 107 Wall, NJ 07719 732-556-0023

IRA S. KARLSTEIN Ira S. Karlstein 200 Route 9 North, Suite 400 Manalapan, NJ 07726 732-414-2898 CARYN B. KEPPLER Putney Twombly Hall & Hirson LLP 328 Newman Springs Rd. Red Bank, NJ 07701 732-379-6020

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TOP LAWYERS PROFILES

MARKS & KLEIN, LLP

63 Riverside Ave., Red Bank, NJ 07701 • 732.747.7100 • marksklein.com RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF AMERICA’S LEADING LAW FIRMS in franchise law, Marks & Klein was founded by Gerald “Jerry” Marks and Justin M. Klein nearly two decades ago. The legal team at Marks & Klein provides a wide range of specialized services in business law with an emphasis in representing clients in or around the franchise industry. Frequently noted for their accomplishments, the firm’s lawyers represent clients in all aspects of the franchise relationship whether they are seeking to buy a franchise, develop a network of franchise locations or expand an existing business through franchising. The firm has built a stellar reputation for its advisory capacity when representing both franchisors and franchisees in legal matters, growth strategies and with operational expertise. Notably, Marks & Klein has successfully handled some of the largest transactional matters in the history of the franchise

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industry and has also secured some of the largest settlements in franchise litigation matters. A full-service law firm, its lawyers routinely provide support in corporate matters, lease reviews and contract negotiations in addition to its dispute resolution services. Jerry Marks, one of the founding partners in the firm, is an accomplished attorney, author and professor. Much of Jerry’s practice is focused on the representation of franchisees in claims against franchisors. Jerry has served as lead counsel in some of the most prominent franchise litigation matters. Also integral to the firm’s success is partner Justin Klein, one of only a few hundred attorneys named to the International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers. Justin is consistently regarded as one of the nation’s leading franchise attorneys for not only his legal acumen but also for his unwavering professionalism and client care. The Marks & Klein team is rounded out by several great attorneys and support staff and is truly a Monmouth County gem.

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TOP LAWYERS PROFILES

MICHELE ALCALDE, ESQ.

331 Newman Springs Rd., Bldg. 1, Suite 143, Red Bank, NJ 07701 • 732.766.1407 • lomacrimmigrationlaw.com WELL KNOWN IN THE IMMIGRATION COMMUNITIES SHE SERVES, Michele Alcalde has built her reputation on honest assessments of immigration, criminal and family law cases. Having earned her Juris Doctorate in Law from Rutgers University of Law in 2000, Michele is licensed to practice in New Jersey. As a former Municipal Court Prosecutor for Newark and Paterson, Michele was the first Hispanic female Municipal Court Public Defender in Paterson, appointed in 2008. Since publication of Michele’s In Status and Out of Status, An Immigration Primer for the Family Law Practitioner in 2011, she has lectured at numerous panels aimed at educating other lawyers about the procedures and potential challenges of client representation when there are immigration-related consequences. Michele has built a strong reputation not only with clients, but with peers, frequently providing guidance in matters that involve overlapping fields of immigration, criminal and family law, and which require knowledge and finesse. Michele Alcalde provides an extensive list of defense

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services, including: • Representation before the Immigration Court for individuals who are detained and non-detained • Complex “crimmigration” matters with defensive applications before the Immigration Court • Applications for Asylum, including Unaccompanied Minors • Representation before the Department of Homeland Security for Family petitions and the 601A Waiver process for those required to overcome the Unlawful Presence Bar • I-360, Battered Spouse and related Victims of Crimes Petitions Michele offers in-depth representation before the Municipal Courts throughout New Jersey, litigating DWI and other criminal matters, including possession of marijuana, theft and domestic violence matters. Understanding the many frustrations experienced by her clients when trying to navigate the criminal, municipal court or family legal systems, Michele promises to prepare and inform them, with the goal of providing the best defense.

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TOP LAWYERS PROFILES

DARREN O’TOOLE, ESQ.

THE LAW OFFICES OF O’TOOLE & GUNTESKI, LLC

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LAYERED CUSTARD AND NUT CRUMBLE (KSHTALEIA) Yields: 12 servings INGREDIENTS FOR THE PUDDING n 2 quarts milk n 2 Tbs. rose water n 2 Tbs. orange blossom water n 1 cup confectioners’ sugar or honey n 1 tsp. vanilla extract n 1 tsp. mastic (optional) n 1 cup rice flour FOR THE CRUST n 1 cup panko breadcrumbs n 1 cup unseasoned standard breadcrumbs n 1 cup walnuts, chopped n 1 cup almonds, chopped n 1½ cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, melted n 1 Tbs. vanilla extract n ½ tsp. ground cinnamon FINISHING TOUCHES n 1 cup jam of your choice n 1 cup blossom-scented simple syrup

DIRECTIONS Preheat the oven to 300°F. Grease a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with butter. TO MAKE THE PUDDING: In a large saucepan, bring the milk to a simmer over medium heat. Add the rose water, orange blossom, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla and mastic, if using. Slowly add the rice flour, stirring all the while. Cook until the pudding begins to thicken and a whisk leaves tracks in the mixture. Spread evenly on a baking sheet to cool. TO MAKE THE CRUST: In a large bowl, combine the panko breadcrumbs, walnuts and almonds. Add the melted butter, vanilla and cinnamon, working the mixture with your hands. Spread half of the breadcrumb mixture over the bottom of the prepared pan. Using a spatula, pack it down evenly and firmly. Spread the pudding mixture over the top, then spread the jam over the pudding. Sprinkle the remaining bread mixture on top of the jam and press it down. Bake until the crust is golden brown. Pour the simple syrup over the top and let it cool for a few minutes. To serve, cut into squares. The kshtaleia can be served cold too. To store, cover the pan with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator, where it will keep for up to 1 week.

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BUTTER COOKIE SANDWICHES (GRAYBEH) Yields: 36 cookies

INGREDIENTS

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n 1 lbs. (4 sticks) unsalted butter,

Put the butter in the bowl of a stand mixer and gradually beat from low to high speed for 3 minutes until light and fluffy and continue to beat until the mixture is foamy. Beat in the vanilla seeds. Add the flour a little at a time and beat until the dough holds together when pressed between your fingers. Divide the dough in half and pat each half into a disc. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.

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at room temperature 1½ cups confectioners’ sugar seeds from 1 vanilla bean 4 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup jam or preserves (fig, quince or apricot) ½ cup ground pistachios

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease two large baking sheets or line with parchment paper. On a slightly floured surface, roll one disc of dough to a thickness of ¼ inch. Cut out circles using a 2-inch round cookie cutter. Gather the scraps, roll out, cut and repeat until you’ve used all of the dough. Transfer to one of the prepared baking sheets and place in the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes. Repeat the rolling and cutting process with the remaining disc of dough. Then use a smaller (no bigger than 1 inch) cookie cutter or the wide end of a piping tip to make a cutout in the center of each circle. (Discard the small cutout pieces.) Transfer the circles to the second prepared baking sheet and place in the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes. Place both baking sheets in the oven and bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until the edges of the cookies are just beginning to brown. Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes on the sheets, then roll in ground pistachios if desired and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. To make the sandwiches, turn the cookies without the holes flat side up, and gently spread each with 1 tsp. of jam. Top with the cutout cookies, flat side down. Store in airtight containers for up to 1 week.

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TRIPLE ALMOND CAKE Yields: 12 servings INGREDIENTS n butter and all-purpose flour, for the pan n 20 oz. almond paste (see below) or store bought n 2½ sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature n 6 large eggs n 3 Tbs. rose water n 2 cups almond flour n 2½ Tbs. baking powder n 1 cup granulated sugar n pinch of sea salt n zest of 1 lemon n sliced almonds and confectioners’ sugar, for serving FOR THE ALMOND PASTE n 20 oz. blanched slivered or whole raw almonds n 6 Tbs. honey n 2 Tbs. vanilla extract n 1 Tbs. Amaretto liqueur (optional) n 1 Tbs. Frangelico liqueur (optional)

DIRECTIONS TO MAKE THE ALMOND PASTE: In a food processor, process the almonds until ground and clumpy. Add the honey and vanilla as well as the Amaretto and Frangelico, if using. Process until the mixture is the consistency of dough. You can make the almond paste in advance; it will keep, covered in the refrigerator, for up to 1 week. TO MAKE THE ALMOND CAKE: Preheat the oven to 300°F. Grease a Bundt pan and dust lightly with flour, shaking out any excess. Place half of the almond paste in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Add the butter and mix for 3 minutes or until it becomes foamy. Carefully add the eggs one at a time as you mix. Add the rose water and beat until fluffy, about 3 to 5 minutes. In another bowl, whisk together the almond flour, baking powder, granulated sugar, salt and lemon zest. Gradually add these dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix for 5 minutes. Pour half of the batter into the prepared pan. Evenly top with the remaining half of the almond paste by breaking off bits and scattering them over the batter (they will sink into the batter). Top with the rest of the batter. Bake for about 1 hour, until the cake springs back when pressed. Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool in the pan for a few minutes. Run a thin knife around the edge of the cake to make sure it has released from the pan, then flip it onto a plate. Let the cake cool completely. Serve at room temperature, sprinkled with sliced almonds and dusted with confectioners’ sugar.

All recipes and photos are reprinted with permission from Levant by Rawia Bishara. Photos by Con Poulos. © Kyle Books

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HOOKED ON TONICS A REFRESHING HERB CAN TURN THIS CLASSIC COCKTAIL INTO YOUR NEXT GO-TO DRINK.

TARRAGON GIN AND TONIC INGREDIENTS TARRAGON SYRUP: (makes about ¾ cup or 12 drinks) n 1 bunch tarragon leaves (1 cup lightly packed) n½ cup organic granulated sugar n½ cup water njuice of 1 large lime, strained PER COCKTAIL: n½ ounce tarragon syrup n2 oz. chilled The Botanist Gin n2 oz. good tonic water, chilled n3–4 drops celery bitters n4 oz. sparkling water nice nsqueeze of lime

DIRECTIONS TO MAKE THE SYRUP: Make an ice water bath in a large bowl. Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Pour into a metal bowl and place in the ice water bath, stirring until chilled. Reserve the ice water bath. Meanwhile, bring a small pot of water to a boil. Add the tarragon leaves and cook for 5 seconds, until bright green. Drain the tarragon well and immediately place in the ice water bath. When cold, drain the tarragon and discard the ice, squeezing the excess water out of the leaves. Place the leaves in a blender and add half of the chilled simple syrup. Blend on medium until smooth, about 30 seconds, then blend in the remaining syrup and the lime juice. Strain through a fine mesh sieve and chill until needed. TO MAKE THE COCKTAILS: Combine the tarragon syrup, gin and tonic water in a small pitcher. Fill a tumbler or highball glass with ice and add the cocktail mixture. Top with a squeeze of lime, bitters and sparkling water. Add more lime, syrup or tonic water if desired.

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THE SALTY WHALE & GUESTHOUSE I REMEMBER GROWING UP AND reading fantasies about the nautical battles between brave sperm whales and colossal giant squid. The makebelieve images created from those stories, undoubtedly, made a lasting impression: I can’t look at certain marine life—whale, cuttlefish or the like—without fondly thinking back to my childhood. Perhaps that’s why I was drawn, subconsciously, to The Salty Whale & Guesthouse, a coastal cuisine establishment that opened this summer in Manasquan. Its logo: a sperm whale. There are plenty of reminders of the sea on the inside, from seafoam green chairs and navy-and-white striped pillows to driftwood-colored walls adorned with photographs of schooners and fishing boats. It’s the perfect setting to enjoy a tempting menu filled with traditional and fusion dishes from both land and sea. For this visit, my dining companion and I sat on the outdoor porch to enjoy the fall evening and escape the loud music and chatter emanating from the lively bar area. To start, we shared an order of Asian-inspired pork belly bao buns. The trio of soft and chewy rolls was filled taco-style with slivers of mouthwatering pork and an assortment of veggies and spices. (The cucumber, chili and cilantro slaw were refreshing for the taste buds.) For our second appetizer, we selected the green coconut curry shrimp from the daily specials list. This plate had a surprising kick thanks to the curry sauce, but the overall flavor makes it a shipshape and seaworthy dish. My friend continued her seafood binge, ordering the furikake-crusted tuna as her entree. The neatly plated medium-rare fish was served on a bed of vegetable fried rice and topped with a cilantro lime chili sauce. She

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likened the flavor of the sauce to a sweet-and-sour dip available at a Chinese restaurant—only better. The combination, she added, was just right. With a hankering for red meat, I opted for the tavern steak over other Asian-influenced dishes (Korean braised short ribs, mahi-mahi bowl with sushi rice and bok choy). The dry-aged New York strip was grilled to my desired medium-rare and served with a delightful port wine reduction. The dry-aged flavor typically isn’t my cup of tea, but the cut was spot on, juicy and tender, and one of the best strips I’ve had in a while. On top of that, the accompanying asparagus and fingerling potatoes also earned two thumbs up (though I had hoped for more than four stalks of the green) and warmed the heart. A sweet treat would’ve been the icing on the cake, but The Salty Whale doesn’t prepare its own desserts. Instead, my friend and I enjoyed afterdinner cocktails from the lengthy drink menu. A Mai Tai for her and a mint mule for me. Like any new restaurant, The Salty Whale has a few kinks to iron out. But the quality of the food and service, like those prehistoric tales from my childhood, have made a lasting impression. —Darius Amos The Salty Whale & Guesthouse, 390 E. Main St., Manasquan, 732.592.3344; thesaltywhale.com

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BRIELLE

DUE AMICI Northern Italian fare, 420 Higgins Ave., 732.528.0666 SHIPWRECK GRILL Homey seafood and steak restaurant, 720 Ashley Ave., 732.292.9380

EATONTOWN

ALL SEASONS RESTAURANT Classic diner fare, 176 Wyckoff Rd., 732.542.9462

FAIR HAVEN

RAVEN & THE PEACH International fare featuring seafood, 740 River Rd., 732.747.4666

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YESTERDAY’S RESTAURANT Italian and American fare, 3153 Rte. 35, 732.264.3777

KEYPORT

CORNUCOPIA RESTAURANT American fare with Mediterranean touch, 98 Maple Pl., 732.739.6888 DREW’S BAYSHORE BISTRO Cajun-influenced American fare, BYO, 25 Church St., 732.739.9219

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ASBURY PARK

GRAZE Eclectic American fare made with areasourced ingredients, 151 Markham Pl., 732.747.9988

ASBURY FESTHALLE & BIERGARTEN German cuisine and bar, 527 Lake Ave., 732.997.8767

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LANGOSTA LOUNGE Vacation-inspired cuisine from tapas to sushi, and libations, 1000 Ocean Ave., 732.455.3275

PALUMBO’S Casual Italian dining and pizzeria, 24 Ayers Ln., 732.842.5505

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NEELAM EXOTIC INDIAN CUISINE Authentic Indian fare, 1178 Rte. 35 South, 732.671.8900

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IL POSTO Fine Italian cooking, 1129 Fifth Ave., 732.775.4823 MOLINARI’S RESTAURANT Italian eater y and pizzeria, 312 Sylvania Ave., 732.775.7733 PETE & ELDA’S Casual Italian fare including pizza, 93 Summit Ave., 732.774.6010

OCEAN

ILLIANO’S Family-friendly, casual Italian dining, 933 W. Park Ave., 732.493.2003 PICCOLA ITALIA Classic Italian cuisine with Mediterranean flavors, 837 W. Park Ave., 732.493.3090

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BIRRAVINO Italian bistro, 183 Riverside Ave., 732.842.5990 B2 BISTRO + BAR Bistro-style cuisine, 141 Shrewsbur y Ave., 732.268.8555 CATCH 19 Gourmet seafood restaurant, 19 Broad St., 732.268.8543 CHAR An authentic New York-style steakhouse, 33 Broad St., 732.450.2427 DANNY’S Steak and seafood restaurant and bar, 11 Bridge Ave., 732.741.6900 NEAPOLI Regional Italian cuisine, BYO, 10 Wallace St., 732.741.1321 KITCH ORGANIC Earthy restaurant ser ving an organic menu, 75 Leighton Ave., 732.471.5400 MOLLY PITCHER INN American cuisine with views of the Navesink River, 88 Riverside Ave., 732.747.2500 NICHOLAS New American cuisine with an extensive wine list, 160 Rte. 35 South, 732.345.9977 PATRIZIA’S Traditional Italian restaurant, 28 Broad St., 732.741.5555

TALULA’S Artisanal dishes with local flavors, 550 Cookman Ave. Ste. #108, 732.455.3003

2ND FLOOR RESTAURANT Metropolitan-inspired cuisine, 71A Brighton Ave., 732.443.7399

VIA45 Rustic Italian eater y, 45 Broad St., 732.450.9945

TWISTED TREE CAFÉ Vegetarian-friendly food, 609 Cookman Ave., 732.775.2633

AVENUE Modern French cuisine with an ocean view, 23 Ocean Ave., 732.759.2900

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CHARLEY’S OCEAN GRILL Steak and seafood dishes, 29 Avenel Blvd., 732.222.4499

COPPER CANYON Tex-Mex fare with tequila-tasting specials, 51 First Ave., 732.291.8444 HARBORSIDE GRILL American cuisine with Italian influences, 40 First Ave., 732.291.0066

FREDDIE’S RESTAURANT & PIZZERIA Authentic Italian cuisine, 563 Broadway, 732.222.0931

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ROONEY’S OCEANFRONT RESTAURANT Fine seafood eater y with a raw bar, 100 Ocean Ave. North, 732.870.1200

CLEMENTINE’S Cajun-creole cuisine in a casual dining setting, 306 Main St., 732.988.7979

TUZZIO’S Italian steak and seafood dishes, 224 Westwood Ave., 732.222.9614

SEED TO SPROUT Vegan restaurant with juice and smoothie bar, 410 Main St., 732.774.7333

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NONNA’S CITI CUCINA Modern Italian cuisine and family-style dining, 190 Rte. 9 North, 732.536.9050

BELFORD BISTRO New American cuisine, BYO, 870 Main St., 732.495.8151

ROSALITA’S ROADSIDE CANTINA Traditional Mexican cuisine, 180 Rte. 9 North, 732.617.0099

NAPLES PIZZERIA Classic Italian pizza parlor, BYO, 872 Main St., 732.787.9479

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BRANDL Eclectic American cuisine featuring seafood dishes, 703 Belmar Plz., 732.280.7501 LA DOLCE VITA Upscale Italian seafood cuisine, 400 Ocean Ave., 732.749.3177 SIMPLY SOUTHERN Authentic, affordable southern cuisine, 817 Belmar Plz., 732.243.9259

BRIOSO RISTORANTE Authentic Italian cuisine, BYO, 448 Rte. 9 North, 732.617.1300

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BUTTONWOOD MANOR Elegant American and Continental dining, 845 Rte. 34 North, 732.566.6220

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CROWN PALACE Fine Chinese cuisine featuring dim sum, 1283 Rte. 35 South, 732.615.9888

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BARNACLE BILL’S Casual seafood eater y, 1 First St., 732.747.8396 SALT CREEK GRILLE Classic American fare, 4 Bingham Ave., 732.933.9272

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ANJELICA’S Elegant Italian cuisine, 1070 Ocean Ave., 732.842.2800

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FRATELLO’S Classic Italian fare with an extensive wine list, 810 The Pla za, 732.974.8833

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AMERICANA DINER Classic diner fare, 1160 Rte. 35 South, 732.542.1658

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LARIMAR RESTAURANT Modern Italian and European cuisine, 1311 Third Ave., 732.359.6700 WHISPERS Classic American cuisine with Italian influences, BYO, 200 Monmouth Ave., 732.974.9755

WALL

MEEMOM’S Breakfast and lunch specialties, 1825 Rte. 35, 732.359.8544 MOSSUTO’S MARKET & CAFE Authentic Italian cuisine, 2029 Rte. 35 South, 732.449.8058

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Fall Craft Show, Nov. 10

NOV 1 When Halloween ends, Día de los NOV 8 & 9 SCHOOL’S OUT DROP-IN Muertos begins. Sweet Dani B in Asbury Park will commemorate the occasion with a COOKIE-DECORATING WORKSHOP, where participants will learn how to ice four cookies while discussing the traditions of the Mexican holiday. The event, which takes place from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., is BYOB and open to adults. Admission: $40 per person and includes icing, decorating candy and supplies. Visit eventbrite.com for more information.

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to stay in the Halloween spirit, the RED BANK GHOST TOUR is the event for you. Meet at Dublin House in Red Bank at 8:30 p.m. and join the lantern-lit walk to learn about the town’s spooky side. Admission: $12 for adults, $10 for children under 12. Tickets can be purchased in person at 8 p.m. For advance tickets or more information, visit redbankpulse.com.

NOV 4 Bring out your DIY side during

OPEN CERAMICS DAY at Thompson Park Creative Arts Center in Lincroft. From 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., visitors can create and paint a piece of pottery of their choice, then return one week later to pick up the masterpiece—glazed and ready for its close-up. Admission: $6 per hour plus the cost of materials. Visit monmouthcountyparks.com for more information.

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DAYS at Fort Monmouth Recreation Center are just the thing to amuse the little ones during school recess. Kids ages 5-10 (accompanied by a parent or guardian) can enjoy science exploration stations, building fun, open gym time and more self-guided activities from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: $5 per child per day. For further info visit monmouthcountyparks.com.

NOV 10 Get a jumpstart on holiday

shopping from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fort Monmouth Recreation Center’s FALL CRAFT SHOW featuring a selection of hundreds of handmade items. Admission: FREE. For more information, visit monmouthcounty parks.com.

NOV 17 & 18 Historic Walnford in

Freehold is offering the perfect holiday photo op. A red sleigh, 19th-century fashion accessories and a holly-tree backdrop will be provided at the SLEIGH SELFIE event; just bring your camera or phone. Admission: FREE. To learn more, call 609.259.6275.

NOV 23 Join the Bradley Beach Tourism Commission’s annual BEACH BONFIRE at the Fifth Avenue Beachfront at 6 p.m. Make sure to pack a beach towel or chair to sit on and enjoy the evening chatting with friends and family. Admission: FREE. For more information, visit bradleybeachnj.org.

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NOV 24 The holidays can be so stressful that sometimes you forget to breathe. Inlet Studio in Manasquan is offering a YIN/ YANG YOGA CLASS that begins as a quiet session then evolves into an energizing and uplifting course. The class is FREE for studio members, $19 for others. For more information, email jennifer@inletyoga.com. NOV 24 South Wall Banquet Hall in Wall Township is hosting a SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY holiday event that will put you in the spirit of the season. Stop by from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and enjoy live entertainment, a photo booth, a visit from Santa and plenty of vendors selling one-of-a-kind gifts. Admission: $8. For more, visit cvent.com. NOV 25 The Colts Neck Fire Company is hosting the COLTS NECK SPORTSCARD AND COLLECTIBLES SHOW. Drop by from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to see various collectibles. Call 732.614.8757 for more info. NOV 25 Join the Bradley Beach community at the annual TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY from 4 to 6 p.m. in Riley Park. There will be wagon rides, cookies and hot cocoa. Visit bradleybeachnj.org for more. Send event listings to: Monmouth Health & Life, 110 Summit Ave., Montvale, NJ 07645; or email us at editor@wainscotmedia.com. Listings must be received two months before the event and must include a phone number or website that will be published.

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MUSIC FESTIVAL NEW JERSEY FRIENDS OF CLEARWATER

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BROOKDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, LINCROFT, NJCLEARWATER.ORG More than 40 musicians entertained the audience at the Friends of Clearwater Music Festival, which brought awareness to environmental cleanup efforts.

1 Aiko Akiyama, Emma De Lucia, Sarah Peneiras, Evan Peneiras, Nick Levchook, Thomas Levchook 2 Isis Ra with her grandson Elias 3 Rock trio The Wag 4

REALTORS CARE DAY NEW JERSEY REALTORS HOUSING OPPORTUNITY FOUNDATION RCD.NJREALTOR.COM More than 150 Realtors throughout the state, including members of the Monmouth Ocean Regional Realtors, volunteered to perform home repair and safety work for elderly and disabled residents.

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pose before performing volunteer repair work on a home.

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TENNIS GRANT RUMSON, HOLYCROSSSCHOOLRUMSON. ORG The United States Tennis Association’s youth division, Net Generation, awarded a $5,000 grant to Rumson’s Holy Cross School. Funds will be used to upgrade Holy Cross’ after-school tennis program.

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SEA.HEAR.NOW. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY IN MONMOUTH COUNTY NORTH BEACH AND BRADLEY PARK, ASBURY PARK, SEAHEARNOWFESTIVAL.COM More than 45,000 people attended the inaugural Sea.Hear.Now festival, which celebrated the positive impact adaptive surfing has on veterans, active duty troops and those with special needs.

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