Hometown View

Beachwood’s ‘Team Colette’ Needs Your Help
There is rarely a week that goes by during which I don’t hear directly or indirectly a story about someone that just tugs at your heartstrings and unfortunately you can’t tell them all. Today I’m sharing one about Colette Gruber, a single mother of five children ages 2-21.
A Step Closer to Summer: BlueClaws Open at Home
The BlueClaws begin their 16th season in Lakewood tonight and are as much a part of summer at the Jersey Shore as beaches, boardwalks, barbecues and bennies and part of a lifestyle that includes Six Flags, Monmouth Park, the Stone Pony, LBI and Jenkinson’s.
Getting Help for the Horror of Addiction
The scariest part of the drug problem is there is no profile. It affects all ages, lifestyles, backgrounds. It doesn’t know or care if you come from a good and loving family or a dysfunctional one whether you have money or don’t.
Not Quite Summer in Seaside Park
Welcome to spring at the Jersey Shore where a 16 degree difference in just a few miles is certainly nothing new to those of us who have lived here for a while but always fools visitors.
Sunday With my Favorite Girls
I began my Sunday by taking a spinning class with my daughter at Toms River Fitness which allowed me to feel less guilty later when Jane, Alex and I took a ride to Asbury Park and stopped at the Biergarten for a couple of cold ones on the rooftop patio before enjoying pizza while sitting outside at …
Enjoying a Tale As Old As Time
I saw the new version of "Beauty and the Beast" yesterday with my wife. I know you’re thinking: why would a 61-year old man without any grandchildren see this movie?
Digital Knowledge After a Late Night
Don’t expect too much here because I’m working on no sleep as I forced myself to stay up and watch North Carolina beat Gonzaga in the NCAA Championship game and then could not fall asleep afterwards.

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