An Ode to the Jersey Shore @NJShorePatch

The most beautiful place I’ve ever been is the top of a mountain in the Austrian Alps. It was Easter Sunday 2001 after a rain storm. A group of us were in Austria for 18 days doing construction… Read More

A Quarter Century of Jersey Shore HIV/AIDS Response @NJShorePatch

I well remember when the thought that I could have AIDS first occurred to me. It was 1986 and I was newly married. I had gotten pregnant by an East African man two years earlier and my husband had… Read More

Family Recipe & Entrepreneur Program Help Baker Bounce Back after Lay Off @NJShorePatch

Seannee Harris combined a cherished family recipe with education to launch dessert business. Seannee Harris comes from a traditional family that places a high value on education, but when she was laid off from her auditing job at… Read More

Ginger Ice Cream Spices Up Dessert Wars for the Win @LongBranchPatch

Mr.Green Tea Ice Cream Company takes top prize. It was a packed house last night for Dessert Wars at Branches Catering in West Long Branch. The event was hosted by 94.3 The Point with proceeds going to the Food Bank of Monmouth… Read More

Avenue Takes Top Prize at Chef’s Challenge @LongBranchPatch

Chamber of Commerce hosts second annual Chef’s Challenge at Ocean Place Resort. Seafood was the dominant theme at the second annual Long Branch Chef’s Challenge held last night at the Ocean Place Resort and Spa. Executive Chef Dominique… Read More

Eating in South Jersey Is Better Than They Thought

John and Lisa Howard-Fusco’s food blog helps locals and visitors find the best of the South Jersey food scene. Eating in South Jersey isn’t what Forked River residents John and Lisa Howard-Fusco expected. The blog they launched in 2008… Read More