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Garage Sale This Saturday!

August 29, 2008

OK I have stuff that has to go!  So I’m having a small garage sale at 47 Church Street in Matawan on Saturday August 30th. 10am-3pm.

Brown “Microsuede” Love Seat
Leather chairs
Books
CDs/Movies
Kitchen stuff
Clothes
Candles
Household items
Miscellaneous items
Lava Lamp! :)

Some things were never used/still in box!

Moving on Sunday! Everything must go! No reasonable offers turned down. :)

Email exit117a (at) gmail (dot) com for more info!

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Moving Sunday

August 28, 2008

Hey folks, if anybody can offer an extra hand on Sunday so I can pack up the moving truck, please let me know! Some of my so-called friends had to back out.  *rolls eyes*

By the way, the love seat is still available!  I have lowered the price to $175.00.  That is the absolute lowest I want to go.  I honestly need that money for the move.  :(

I’m willing to sell the Rock Garden / Aromatherapy kit for $20.00 together.

The desk is sold pending pickup tomorrow.

I also have some things I may Freecycle.  I will know more tomorrow when I really start going through things.

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Moving This Weekend/Items For Sale

August 25, 2008

Hey folks!

I’m moving back to Philadelphia this weekend.  If anybody wants to get together this week, let me know!  I’m accepting offers of dinner/drinks! ;)

I have some items for sale that I have not been able to get rid of on Craigslist and it’s annoying me.  Click on the links below to see the Craigslist ads.

Like New Brown “Microsuede” Love Seat – this was purchased last November and is in excellent condition.

Used Technics SL-1200MK2 Direct Drive Turntable

EnviraScape™ Rock Garden Relaxation Fountain

Pearlessence Zen Diffuser Set – “Bamboo Mint”

I’m also selling my computer desk.  I don’t have a picture of it, but it’s a small, black armoire-like desk.  It’s got a keyboard tray and some shelving to the right of where the monitor goes.  I’m asking $40 or best offer.  It’s got some scratches, but otherwise in decent shape!

All items (except small stuff) are pickup and CASH ONLY!

Please email me at EXIT117A (at) GMAIL (dot) COM if you’re interested.  Thanks!

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PSA: Monmouth Office of Emergency Management Storm Assistance

August 3, 2008

Will you need help evacuating in a bad storm?
Monmouth County’s Office of Emergency Management wants to know who you are

The 2008 hurricane season is well under way, and so far it has been active.
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Trinity Restaurant in Keyport

August 3, 2008

I admit: I’m a sucker for a good theme.

Whether it’s a park, a party, a store, or a restaurant, I just love those little visual and sensory touches that bring an immersive design together. For me, a well-done, fun theme can make the difference between a good experience and an amazing one.

Trinity Restaurant in Keyport, NJ

Trinity Restaurant in Keyport, NJ

I had heard a lot of good things about Trinity Restaurant (84 Broad Street in Keyport), so my husband and I decided to check it out. Talk about a well-done theme! Not only is the restaurant housed inside a beautiful little converted church, but the slightly cheeky religious motif extends into other details: the bible-black menus with section titles like “In the Beginning” and “Into the Fire,” the custom wrought-iron railings with tiny crosses, the sumptuous red draperies, and the intact hymn boards in the corners, to name a few. I could barely keep myself from gaping at the serene beauty of the place. It’s definitely a restaurant in which the building is part of the attraction – if you go, be sure to give yourself a tour.

All right, so enough about the surroundings. How was the food?

In a word, heavenly. (Sorry, couldn’t resist.)

We started with the Green and White Asparagus appetizer, which was drizzled with vinaigrette: delicious and perfect for a warm summer day. My husband then ordered the Hukilau Pot, a savory seafood stew with veggies and couscous. His exact quote was: “This is the best one of these I’ve ever had,” which definitely means something, since he is quite the seafood connoisseur.

In keeping with our predilection towards fruits of the sea, I had the Pure and Simple Broiled Monkfish. The citrus and basil oil was delicate and tangy, the fish was deliciously moist, and the vegetables were steamed to perfection.

Dessert was chocolate, as it usually is with us: Malted Milk Pannacotta with sea salt sprinkled on top. Kind of like a chocolate-covered pretzel in custard form. Delicious!

Throughout the meal, the service was friendly and quick, and we were lucky enough to have a chat with the owner and the chef before we left. It’s not often that you actually get to give your compliments to the chef, so we happily did so.

All in all, our dinner at Trinity was a real treat. After eating at so many chains from day to day, it seems like an almost spiritual experience to partake of food prepared by a real, honest-to-goodness chef with a focus on taste and presentation. It’s a theme restaurant, yes, but thankfully that theme is paired with a true dedication to cuisine and a great sense of customer service.

Our rating? Truly transcendental.
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Rachael Citron lives in Matawan, where she owns Glass Slipper Weddings and Events, a full-service wedding and party planning service. She can be reached at rachael@glassslipperweddings.com.

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Matawan Barbeque

July 27, 2008

Matawan Barbeque is still not open, but they have signage. They will be open seven days a week, 10AM-10PM. I wrote down the number but when I call it, the operator says it’s not in service. Hmm.

UPDATE: I tried Matawan Barbeque on Wednesday night. I walked in around 8:30 and ordered to go. The place was about half filled, so I was served right away. During my short wait I checked the place out. There are 12 tables, so it can accommodate a small family or group. There are a variety of soft drinks and other beverages in drink cases. I chose a brand of diet Brazilian soda called Gurana (in a can). It was tasty!

So, how was the food you ask? Pretty good! I ordered the half BBQ chicken with yellow rice and beans. The portions were quite generous and everything was tasty. Prices are extremely reasonable. There are soups, salads, appetizers, barbeque combo’s, entrees (beef, chicken, pork), and fish/seafood (shrimp, salmon, cod). My platter was only $7.50. The most expensive item on the menu is a whole Grilled or Boiled Cod Fish (Bacalhau) at $18.00. I hope to try them again before I move.

FYI: I overheard the server say they are looking for more help, both in the kitchen and also more servers. So if you or someone you know is looking for a job, either call them or walk in. Here’s their number: 732-242-9946

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Bayshore Brawlers Home Opener this Saturday

July 18, 2008

Laurence Harbor, NJ – The Bayshore Brawlers, back-to-back Keystone Bowl Champions, will open their third season campaign this Saturday at the Little League Complex in Laurence Harbor. Kickoff is scheduled for 3 PM. The opponent for the first match up will be the expansion South Central Raptors. The Brawlers will look for their third straight championship with veterans including tight end Marques Haynes, defensive back Frank Susino, and running back Sy Patterson. Admission to all home games is free of charge and there will be raffles and merchandise for the fans available.

The Laurence Harbor Little League Fields are located off Ely Avenue and Matawan Avenue behind the Memorial School. Laurence Harbor is located off of Exit 120 on the Garden State Parkway. Please visit the website for game day information and directions from your house to the fields.

For information, contact Jake Zychick at mountieman2005@aol.com

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