International Women’s Day is March 8th.

In 1977, when the women who would establish the National Women’s History Project began planning a women’s history week, March 8th, International Women’s Day, was chosen as the focal date. The selection was based on wanting to ensure that the celebration of women’s history would include a multicultural perspective, an international connection between and among all women, and the recognition of women as significant in the paid workforce. United States women’s history became the primary [...]

February 18th, 2016|All, Family, Lifestyle, Winter 20152016|0 Comments

The Affordable Care Act and taxes: What you need to know

The Affordable Care Act and taxes: What you need to know While the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is no longer new, each year brings changes to the health care law. As you undoubtedly know, the ACA is inextricably linked to taxes so keeping up with annual changes is important. Given tax season is now well underway, here's what you need to know when preparing your income tax return this season. ACA paperwork: things to know [...]

February 18th, 2016|All, Financial, Winter 20152016|0 Comments

Warning Signs of Financial Decline in Older Adults

Warning Signs That Your Aging Parents Need Help If you’ve been entrusted to assist an elderly relative with scheduling preventive exams and putting a health care plan in place, you may struggle with knowing when it’s time to take on a greater role in other aspects of their life. That’s why now is the perfect time to look for warning signs that your loved ones might be suffering from a decline in financial ability. Despite [...]

December 30th, 2015|All, Financial|0 Comments

Beat the end-of-summer blues at the Jersey Shore

Summer may have unofficially ended after Labor Day weekend, but there is still so much to see and do in Monmouth County this month!   “September is a great month in Monmouth County,” said Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone. “The weather is still warm and there is an incredible variety events all month long; so get out and enjoy all the County has to offer!” The farm markets, outdoor entertainment, festivals and warm weather continue throughout September [...]

September 8th, 2015|All, Entertainment, Lifestyle|0 Comments

How Women Are Planning Their Financial Futures

From assorted survey data, an interesting snapshot emerges. Submitted by Artie Bernaducci Women are taking action to approach retirement with greater confidence. Some recent, intriguing survey data indicates that women are planning their financial futures with some degree of pragmatism, but also with considerable motivation. One of the key motivations, it seems, is receiving financial advice. Results from a new TIAA-CREF survey (and other studies) bear this out. The retirement services giant polled a random, [...]

July 28th, 2015|All, Lifestyle, Summer 2015|0 Comments

The Original Calendar Girls & Company

The current group of Calendar Girls & Company standing left to right: Jean Harnett, Barbara Hartl-Renna, Angela Marrocco, Nikki Ferraioli, Maryanne Zuhowski, Madeline Hawryluk,  Dee Matthews, Betty Jean Monahan. Sitting left to right:Patricia Scairpon, Violet Sestilio. "Live and Kicking Seniors" submitted by Patricia Scairpon The Calendar Girls & Co. have been a staple in Ocean County for more than 30 years. We are a Senior Performance Show and it was all started by [...]

July 12th, 2015|All, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Spring 2015, Summer 2015|11 Comments

1st Annual G.I.R.L.S Robotic Camp

The Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore (GSJS) with the support of New Jersey FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) will be holding an overnight robotics encampment open to all girls in grades 7 through 12. Participants do not need to be a girl scout to participate. The encampment starts Saturday morning August 15th at 8 a.m. and ends Sunday, August 16th at 4 p.m. The event is being held at the Girl Scouts of the Jersey [...]

July 7th, 2015|All, Family, Lifestyle|0 Comments

Summer Like a Celebrity: 4 Easy Ways to Go Boating

Perusing social media or flipping through a magazine, it's common to see famous faces like George Clooney or Taylor Swift cruising around on fancy boats, but guess what? You don't have to be rich and famous to enjoy boating. Get your feet wet this summer just like the stars without breaking the bank. The National Marine Manufacturers Association reports 71 percent of boat owners have an annual household income of less than $100,000. That means [...]

July 7th, 2015|All, Entertainment|0 Comments

A Jersey Shore Woman You Should Know

Meet:  Daryl Lynn O'Connell Daryl Lynn O'Connell Daryl Lynn O'Connell is an inspirational writer who has been writing and creating for over 10 years which granted her features in Woman’s Day, Family Circle and various other magazines. Her passion for scripting life messages has now taken her to inspirational children’s books, inspirational products, executive publishing consulting and blogging. Her writing and coaching delivers imagination, emotional support and provides tools in life that matter. [...]

Standing Up for Myself and Others

by Carleigh O'Connell Some of you may have heard my story, I was the target of hurtful graffiti on a huge rock last summer down at my local beach. The graffiti made fun of my figure. But, instead of pretending like it wasn’t there, I decided to handle it in my own way. I posed for a picture on top of the rock, next to what was written about me. I posted it on Instagram [...]