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Around Town
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School as National STEM Showcase School
Summer Fun - Summer 2014
Malvern School Hosts Seventh Annual Lemonade Day
Ask The Experts
Ask The Expert - Total Vein and Rejuvenation Center
AskThe Experts - Dance Attitudes
AskThe Expert - Pauline Poyner
Bay Wellness
Bay Wellness - Making Weight Loss a Family Affair
Bay Wellness - Don't Forget
Bay Wellness - How Can An Ultrasound Help?
Best Bets
The Guide 2014 - Marlboro Village Pharmacy
The Guide 2014 - Craft Master Builders Corp
Best Bet - DSM Enterprises Inc.
Black Book
Cover Story
Dutchess of Dearborn
Dr. Yvonne Thornton
Bridging the Myth - Michael Kamil
Daytripper
Daytripper: The Lakewood BlueClaws: Exciting Minor League Baseball at the Jersey Shore
DayTripper: Princeton
Daytripper: Hunter Mountain
Eats
Eat Beat - Ama Ristorante
Eats: Sickles Market
Eat Beat - Puglia of Red Bank
Etc
ETC - Beach Bias
Etc - Tired, Busy, Distracted, and Resigned
Etc - Walking through Monmouth County
Fall Guide
Fall Guide - Performing Theatre
Fall Guide - Kids Fashions
Fall Guide - Kids Party Entertainment
Featured Artist
Featured Artist - Leah Passafiume
Featured Artist - Grace Your Space
Featured Artist - John Kelly
Gift Guide
The Guide 2014 - Tuscany Italian
The Guide 2014 - InHaus Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
Holiday Gift Guide - Avanti Day Resort
Health Talk
Health Talk - Mark Song, M.D.
Health - Think Spring, Think Injury Avoidance
AMI Womenís Imaging Center in Brick Township
Health, Wellness & Beauty
Health - Marlboro Dental Arts
Health - Dr. Pamela Levy
Health - Restorative Health Alliance
Homes
Backyard Bliss
Two Sides To Every Story: Donnelly-Bowler
On Water's Edge - The Boyle House
Letter
Warm Winter Wishes
Letter to Colts Neck: Falling Into Good Times
Spring has Sprung!
Living in Colts Neck
The Triple Crown
Home at Last
La Bella Vita!
Newsletter Articles
The Home - Distinctive Custom Masonry Contractors
Our Pick - Sal ScialloState Farm
Duffy Personal Training Q&A
Our Picks
Our Pick: The Bandy Group
Our Pick: Nevada Exchange Trading Post Outlet
Company Profile - LaRocca Hornik Rosen Greenberg & Blaha
People On The Move
People On The Move - Wendy Lasater
Kids On The Move - Michael and Ally Baratta,and Sally Carden
People On The Move - Desiree Rose Zaslow
Summer Guide
Out & About - Summer 2013
Summer Guide - The Beach is Back
Where Heritage Meets The Sea
The Bay
The Bay - A Body In Motion
The Bay - Could I Have Diabetes and Not Even Know it?
The Bay - National Stroke Awareness Month
The Guide
The Guide 2014 - Limor Jewelers
Company Profile - Sussan, Greenwald & Wesler
The Guide 2014 - Angelinaís Ristorante
The Home Guide
The Home - AIR DOCTORS, INC.
The Home Guide - T. Dorland Studio at Folio Art Glass
The Home Guide - Piazza di Roma
Weigh In
Weigh In: What are you looking forward to doing the most during the fall?
Weigh In - What is on your wish list for this holiday season?
Weigh In - If you were president.....

Weigh In - If you were to live anywhere....
05/03/2012 - By Paul Williams

Weigh In - If you were to live anywhere....

If you were to live anywhere your heart desired, where would that be?


The ancient philosopher Saint Augustine once said, ďThe world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.Ē (Thankfully for Monmouth County, this  winterís page was not quite as white as last yearís.) With 196 countries that have innumerable varieties of cities, cultures, climates, cuisines, and landscapes, our world  sounds more like an entire library now than just the single book Augustine likened it to (unless he was referring to Proustís epic 4,211-page In Search of Lost Time.) Weíll give him a pass since most explorers through the 4th century were afraid theyíd fall off the edge of the Earth if they travelled too far; however, his premise still  rings true today. Thereís a large, vast, beautiful world out there, and we only see a small scope of it at a time.

As I traversed the four corners of our great county (we could write an entire book on Monmouth alone!) for a sampling of answers from residents enjoying the day at  our beaches, parks and shopping malls, I noticed some prevalent themes in their dream destinations. Almost every one of our participants desired to live in a warm, comfortable climate near the ocean. Who can blame them? Many also needed to live amongst friendly neighbors, great food, and a diversity of entertainment options.  And whether itís where they live now, where they were raised, or where their lineage hails from, just like Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, some of them felt thereís no  place like home.

So, before the comfortable, ideal weather of another Jersey summer arrives, try to envision where you would like to live permanently, if given the choice. Also keep in  mind that itís never too early to book your next winter vacation.


 




 

Somewhere out west in either San Diego or Los Angeles. Itís got a great climate, with a mild winter and good surf.

- Dan Casselli

Hazlet
The Tuscany region of Italy. It has the best food in the world and some of the friendliest people in the world.

- William Santanglo

Brielle


I would be just fine here in Holmdel. The school systems are great, and Holmdel Park is beautiful and so close to home.

- Mary Ann Anshelelwitz

Holmdel


Iíve travelled around and I would say Tel Aviv, Israel. Itís a chic city and has a perfect climate.

- Joel Markel

Morganville




Iíll live anywhere where there are palm trees, blue water, and warm weather. You donít have to shovel heat.

- Jerry Almpi

Colts Neck

We would like to go back to Poland. Itís a totally different lifestyle over there. People spend as much of their free time as they can with nature, and we love the  outdoors.

- Mike and Agnest K

Old Bridge



I would just like to live anywhere in nature. I love the tranquility of it. I could listen to the chirping of the birds all day.

- Sriran Rajappa

Morganville
Australia. Iíve wanted to live there since I was little. The reefs are beautiful, and Iíd love to explore the desert and see the famous opera house.

- Amanda Merced

Hazlet

Christchurch, New Zealand. Iíve read and heard a lot about it from other people and it sounds like an ideal place to live. Itís got good weather, great scenery close to  the shore, and friendly people.

- Anne Kingshott

Freehold



You canít beat Hawaii. Tropical climate means great weather, palm trees, and the ocean. Thereís nothing better.

- Rick Kingshott

Freehold




New York City. Itís such a cultural and cosmopolitan hot spot. Itís a city of action, and with all the diversity, itís always exciting.

- Dan Celenti

Holmdel


Fort Lauderdale, FL. The east coast water is so warm there, and the weather is always consistent.

- Jeff and Connie Hitt

Red Bank
 

Iíd love to live in Greece. Thatís where my lineage is. The cleanliness of the country is outstanding. The people and the food there canít be topped.

- Tom K

Holmdel
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St. Martin or St. Thomas. I was there once on vacation and it was breathtaking. I wish I could go back forever.

- Ashley Ferrera

Farmingdale




Iíd be fine in Point Pleasant. Iíve lived there for 51 years and I love it. Itís close to the water, and just a great place to live.

- Betty Mazich

Point Pleasant

Italy. Iíve travelled all over the world, and I would say Italy. Itís got some of the best history of any country in the world.

- David Laverde

Manalapan
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Arizona. I grew up there and have never been anywhere else that made me as happy. The people are friendly and mountains and rocks are amazing.

- Maureen Curt

Spring Lake



Brooklyn, NY. Itís not homogenized like other parts of the country. The cultures are so diverse, and with the urban atmosphere, youíll always find something to do, but  itís not as crowded as Manhattan.

- Larry L.

Marlboro



Iíd like to stay right here in the United States. This is one of the most stable countries in the world, and the opportunities we have are unmatched.

- Gerard I.

Englishtown
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Being Jewish, I would say Israel. Iíve been there before and I love being there around the great cuture. I could stay there forever.

- Joeseph E. Ramapo

Long Branch
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South Carolina, near the Appalachian Mountains. It has some of the cleanest, serene scenery in our country.

- Karen March

Colts Neck
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Right here in New Jersey. Weíve got it all: The ocean, mountains, and weíre close to Atlantic City, New York, and Philadelphia. Thereís no shortage of entertainment here.

- Richard R.

Belmar





The Amalfi Coast in Italy. Iíd love to move there, buy a villa and a farm and just live off of nature like the Native Americans did here.

- Rosa I.

Englishtown




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