The Season for Some Charity

By Greg Kelly

It’s that time of the year when those more fortunate give to those less fortunate. And now more than ever it appears the generosity is needed.

A recent Chronicle of Philanthropy report, How America Gives (which regularly reviews the nation’s charitable ways), shows that only 24% of Americans are now making charitable donations (it was 31% a decade ago).

“Demographic and cultural shifts may also be contributing to the decline,” according to the report. “Millennials have overtaken boomers as the country’s largest generation, and studies widely indicate that they aren’t embracing traditional ideas of giving.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, December 8-10, 2017

By Greg Kelly

Courtesy of Teddy Bears by the Shore

Friday, December 8

  • Miseltoe by Monmouth County Historical Association (Middletown) – MORE INFO
  • Christmas Lantern Tours at Allaire Village – MORE INFO
  • “Silent Night” by NJ Chamber Singers (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • RCDS Brownstone Boutique Holiday Shopping Weekend (Rumson) – MORE INFO
  • Winter Solstice: Artisan Crafts Holiday Market (Belmar) – MORE INFO
  • Holiday Gift Gallery at Monmouth Museum (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • A Christmas Story: The Musical at Algonquin Arts Theatre (Manasquan) – MORE INFO

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Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, December 1-3, 2017

By Greg Kelly

Courtesy of Teddy Bears by the Shore

Friday, December 1

  • “A Christmas Carol” at Allaire Village – MORE INFO
  • Candlelight Tour at Historic Four Corners (Shrewsbury) – MORE INFO
  • Ice at the Pier (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • “Holiday Model Train Display” Opening at Monmouth Museum (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • Winter Solstice: Artisan Crafts Holiday Market (Belmar) – MORE INFO
  • Holiday Gift Gallery at Monmouth Museum (Lincroft) – MORE INFO

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Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Thanksgiving Weekend, November 24-26, 2017

By Greg Kelly

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Friday, November 24

  • Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • “Holiday Model Train Display” Opening at Monmouth Museum (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • The Importance of Being Earnest at TRT (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Ice at the Pier (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Ice Sculpture Display (Tinton Falls) – MORE INFO
  • Black Friday Glowga (Howell) – MORE INFO
  • Comfort and Caring Day at MMC (Long Branch) – MORE INFO

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Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, November 17-19, 2017

By Greg Kelly

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Friday, November 17

  • Library Fall Book Sale (Shrewsbury) – MORE INFO
  • Seussical at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Sherlock Holmes by RFH Tower Players (Rumson) – MORE INFO
  • Mutual Philanthropy by NJ Repertory Company (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • The Importance of Being Earnest at TRT (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • “Hair” at Monmouth University (West Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Our Town at Navesink Arts Center (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO

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Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, November 10-12, 2017

By Greg Kelly

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Friday, November 10

  • Seussical at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • College Women’s Basketball: Monmouth U. vs. Sacred Heart (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • College Men’s Basketball: Monmouth U. vs. Bucknell (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • “Hair” at Monmouth University (West Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Improvedy: Spontaneous Comedy at Monmouth U. (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • Jersey Shore Restaurant Week (Monmouth County) – MORE INFO
  • Mutual Philanthropy by NJ Repertory Company (Long Branch) – MORE INFO

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Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, November 3-5, 2017

By Greg Kelly

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Friday, November 3

  • Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Sickles Market Holiday Open House (Little Silver) – MORE INFO
  • Jersey Shore Restaurant Week (Monmouth County) – MORE INFO
  • Nunsense by Premier Theatre Company (Middletown) – MORE INFO
  • Mutual Philanthropy by NJ Repertory Company (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Murder on the Paradise Line at Jersey Shore Arts Center (Ocean Grove) – MORE INFO
  • Picnic by Center Players (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • Church Fall Rummage Sale (Matawan) – MORE INFO

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We Need a Governor — from Monmouth Beach

By Greg Kelly

I recently launched a website about my native town of Monmouth Beach and it just so happens that a resident of that great community is running for Governor of New Jersey, Kim Guadagno.

So I thought I’d offer some local perspective on a state concern. I’m backing Kim on November 7 and it’s an easy vote for me.

I’ve known Kim since she first ran for political office in Monmouth Beach back 12 years ago. As I’ve followed her career, I’ve learned that Kim already has to be exceptional just to survive. She’s a Republican from New Jersey (a state that twice voted against Abraham Lincoln), is married to a seasoned judge (husband Mike recently retired from the NJ Superior Court) and is mother to three smart kids (some went to school with my children for a while).

In light of the recent vile and mean-spirited Star-Ledger editorial endorsement of Phil Murphy in the governor’s race, I’d like to offer the main reasons why Kim gets my vote: Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: October 29th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, October 27-29, 2017

By Greg Kelly

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Friday, October 27

  • Filmmaker Ken Burns at Brookdale CC (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • The Capitol Steps at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Library’s Spooktacular Book Sale (Manalapan) – MORE INFO
  • Haunted Hayrides at Allaire Village – MORE INFO
  • Sandy Hook Spooky Walk – MORE INFO
  • Mutual Philanthropy by NJ Repertory Company (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Haunted Theater at Brookdale CC (Lincroft) – MORE INFO

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Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, October 20-22, 2017

By Greg Kelly

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Friday, October 20

  • Mutual Philanthropy by NJ Repertory Company (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Haunted Theater at Brookdale CC (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • Young Frankenstein at Spring Lake Theatre – MORE INFO
  • Camp Evans Base of Terror (Wall Twp.) – MORE INFO
  • Picnic by Center Players (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • Guys & Dolls at Algonquin Arts Theatre (Manasquan) – MORE INFO
  • “Legend of the Jersey Devil” at PNC Bank Arts Center (Holmdel) – MORE INFO

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