Thanksgiving 20015 – A great time to be thankful in Freehold

Happy-Thanksgiving-from-The-TwineryThanks to the talented graphics department of the University of Connecticut

November 26, 2015 – “A great time to be thankful”.

With Freehold Township Municipal offices closed both Thanksgiving Thursday, and the day after, Friday, maybe it’s a good time to relax and reflect on our fortunes.
And, not to take away from the Black Friday opportunities or FOOTBALL, perhaps we could add to the activity with:
… Calling a family member, friend or an old school buddy who we haven’t spoken to in a while;
… Ring the next door neighbor’s bell and wish them well;
… Visit someone in the hospital;
… Forgive someone. We probably can’t remember what they did, or, they can’t remember why we stopped talking to each other. Even if our memory holds, maybe the grudge shouldn’t.
… Take a walk through one of the 14 Freehold Township municipal parks or Turkey Swamp or Lake Topanemus Parks.
Speaking of Lake Topanemus, the Freehold Running Club is holding their 30th annual 5 mile “Born to Run” event on Friday, November 27th which starts at 9:00am at the Freehold Fire House, 51 W. Main St and loops through the lake. The event benefits the Open Door Food Pantry. See this link for more information
So, we hope you get the best bargains, your team wins handedly, and you do something special and kind that makes you feel good. And yes, most of all, have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.


Freehold Airport


Freehold J3Cub
What, you haven’t heard that Freehold has an airport? Well rest assured, there is such a thing. You can in fact join the Nutmeg Club Association of Freehold at their open house on Sunday, May 31st and even win a free glider ride. They’ve been around since 1956. Or, you might want to attend the 2015 Blue Grass Event in August sponsored by the Freehold Airport Association.
If you are planning to visit Freehold Airport, the trip will probably take 2½ hours from Freehold. That’s because Freehold Airport is in the Catskill region of New York. Yes, the airport is in Freehold, New York.
So if you’re inclined to visit as I have, check out the website for the Nutmeg Association or The Freehold Airport Association.

Things to do around the area

Just a few things to help you spend a nice day –


41st Annual Monmouth County Fair – Rain or Shine, You’ll All Have a Great Time”

Wednesday, July 22nd through Sunday, July 26th.  – 5:00 – 11:00PM Weekdays; 3-11:00PM on Saturday; 11:00AM – 6:00PM on Sunday

Food, Shows, Contests, Face Painting, Rides, Entertainment, and much, muc more. Guaranteed to have aa good time and get tired. . See link for more details

Ocean Grove Auditorium


The Great Auditorium at Ocean Grove

If you’ve never been at an event in the Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove, you need to add this to your “Beach Blanket List”. Unlike like the “Bucket List”, you’ll want to do this as many times as possible. Ocean Grove is a lovely area just south of Asbury Park, offering a few quint restaurants and shops, and an easy stroll on the newly post Sandy reconstructed boardwalk. And of course, one must stop at Nagles for an ice cream treat.

There are many things to do from rummage sales, art & crafts festivals, vintage car shows. See link for more details


Lake Topanemus Park


Lake Topanemus Park

Whichever way it’s pronounced, it should mean “a nice quiet place to get away to” just for relaxation, watching the birds and fishers. However, if you want to and the serenity, ask a local if it is in the Borough or Township. Open daily, for free if you help keep it clean and follow a few modest rules.

As described by the described by the Lake Topanemus Park Commission

Lake Topanemus Park is a 71-acre site with abundant natural beauty. The park has been a long time favorite spot for those who like to fish, jog, bike, boat, picnic, walk, and bird watch. Many folks just use the park to relax in a tranquil setting full of trees, flowers and wildlife. The care of the park is overseen by the Lake Topanemus Park Commission.