Testosterone is a crucial hormone for men and plays an important role throughout the male lifespan. Most of a male's testosterone is produced through the testicles. Also called the male sex hormone, testosterone starts playing its part during puberty.
When a male goes through puberty, testosterone helps males develop:
As boys turn to men and men grow older, testosterone levels deplete naturally. Sometimes, events like injuries and chronic health conditions like diabetes can lower testosterone levels. Unfortunately, when a man loses too much T, it results in hypogonadism. When this happens, the testosterone must be replaced, or the male will suffer from symptoms like muscle loss, low libido, and even depression.
TRT is exactly what it sounds like: a treatment option for men that replaces testosterone so that your body regulates hormones properly and restores balance to your life. Also called androgen replacement therapy, TRT alleviates the symptoms that men experience with low T.
Originally lab-synthesized in 1935, testosterone has grown in popularity since it was produced. Today, TRT and other testosterone treatments are among the most popular prescriptions in the U.S.
Without getting too deep into the science, TRT works by giving your body the essential testosterone it needs to function correctly. As the primary androgen for both males and females, testosterone impacts many of the body's natural processes â especially those needed for overall health. For example, men with low T are more prone to serious problems like cardiovascular disease and even type-2 diabetes.
When your body quits making enough testosterone, it causes your health to suffer until a solution is presented. That's where TRT and anti-aging medicine for men can help. TRT helps balance your hormones and replenish your depleted testosterone. With time, your body will begin to heal, and many symptoms like low libido and irritability begin to diminish.
For men, aging is the biggest contributor to lower testosterone levels, though there are other causes like obesity, drug abuse, testicular injuries, and certain prescribed medications. Sometimes, long-term health conditions like AIDS, cirrhosis of the liver, and kidney disease can lower testosterone levels.
When a man's testosterone levels drop significantly, it alters his body's ratio of estrogen and testosterone. Lower testosterone levels cause more abdominal fat, which in turn results in increased aromatase, which converts even more testosterone into estrogen.
If you're concerned that you might have low T, you're not alone. Millions of men in the U.S. feel the same way. The best way to find out if your testosterone is low is to get your levels tested.
For sustainable testosterone replacement therapy benefits, you must consult with hormone doctors and experts like those you can find at Global Life Rejuvenation. That way, you can find the root cause of your hormone problems, and our team can craft a personalized HRT plan tailored to your needs.
One of the most common reasons that men choose TRT is because they have lost that "spark" with their partner. It's not easy for a man to hear that they're not performing like they used to. Intimacy is a powerful part of any relationship. When a once-healthy sex life dwindles, it can cause serious relationship issues.
The good news is that low libido doesn't have to be a permanent problem. TRT and anti-aging medicines help revert hormone levels back into their normal range. When this happens, many men have a more enjoyable life full of intimacy and sex drive.
Weak erections â it's an uncomfortable subject for many men in the U.S. to talk about. It's even worse to experience first-hand. You're in the midst of an intimate moment, and you can't do your part. Despite being perfectly normal, many men put blame and shame upon themselves when they can't achieve an erection. And while the inability to perform sexually can be caused by poor diet, obesity, and chronic health conditions, low testosterone is often a contributing factor.
Fortunately, weak erections are a treatable condition. The best way to regain your confidence and ability in bed is to speak with your doctor. Once any underlying conditions are discovered, options like TRT may be the best course of treatment.
Do you find it harder and harder to work out and lift weights in the gym? Are you having problems lifting heavy items that you once had no problem lifting?
Recent studies show that when men are inactive, they lose .5% of muscle strength every year, from ages 25 to 60. After 60, muscle loss doubles every decade. While some muscle loss is common as men age, a significant portion can be tied to low testosterone levels. When a man's T levels drop, so does his muscle mass.
Testosterone is a much-needed component used in gaining and retaining muscle mass. That's why many doctors prescribe TRT Brass Castle, NJ, for men having problems with strength. One recent study found that men who increased their testosterone levels using TRT gained as much as 2.5 pounds of muscle mass.
Whether your gym performance is lacking, or you can't lift heavy items like you used to, don't blame it all on age. You could be suffering from hypogonadism.
If you're like millions of other men in their late 20s and 30s, dealing with hair loss is a reality you don't want to face. Closely related to testosterone decline and hormone imbalances, hair loss is distressing for many men. This common symptom is often related to a derivative of testosterone called DHT. Excess amounts of DHT cause hair follicles to halt their production, causing follicles to die.
Because hair located at the front and crown is more sensitive to DHT, it grows slower than other follicles and eventually stops growing permanently. Thankfully, TRT and anti-aging treatments for men in Brass Castle, NJ, is now available to address hair loss for good.
While it's true that you can't change your genes, you can change the effects of low testosterone on your body. Whether you're suffering from thinning hair or hair loss across your entire head, TRT and other hormone therapies can stop hair loss and even reverse the process.
Also called "man boobs," gynecomastia is essentially the enlargement of male breast tissue. This increase in fatty tissue is often caused by hormonal imbalances and an increase in estrogen. For men, estrogen levels are elevated during andropause. Also called male menopause, andropause usually happens because of a lack of testosterone.
If you're a man between the ages of 40 and 55, and you're embarrassed by having large breasts, don't lose hope. TRT is a safe, effective way to eliminate the underlying cause of gynecomastia without invasive surgery. With a custom HRT and fitness program, you can bring your testosterone and estrogen levels back to normal before you know it.
Decreased energy was once considered a normal part of aging. Today, many doctors know better. Advances in technology and our understanding of testosterone show that low T and lack of energy often go hand-in-hand.
If you're struggling to enjoy activities like playing with your kids or hiking in a park due to lack of energy, it could be a sign of low T. Of course, getting tired is perfectly normal for any man. But if you're suffering from continual fatigue, a lack of enjoyment, or a decrease in energy, it might be time to speak with a doctor.
Whether you're having a tough time getting through your day or can't finish activities you used to love, TRT could help.
A study from 2011 showed that men who lose a week's worth of sleep can experience lowered testosterone levels â as much as 15%, according to experts. Additional research into the topic found almost 15% of workers only get five hours of sleep (or less) per night. These findings suggest that sleep loss negatively impacts T levels and wellbeing.
The bottom line is that men who have trouble sleeping often suffer from lower testosterone levels as a result. If you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day but toss and turn all night long, you might have low T.
TRT and anti-aging medicines can restore your T levels back to normal, which can help you sleep better with proper diet and exercise.
You're feeling down about everything, and there's no solid explanation for why you're in such a crummy mood. Your daily life is great and full of success, but you can't help but feel unexcited and unmotivated. If you're experiencing symptoms like these, you may be depressed â and it may stem from low testosterone.
A research study from Munich found that men with depression also commonly had low testosterone levels. This same study also found that depressed men had cortisol levels that were 67% higher than other men. Because higher cortisol levels lead to lower levels of testosterone, the chances of severe depression increase.
Depression is a very real disorder and should always be diagnosed and treated by your doctor. One treatment option gaining in popularity is TRT for depression. Studies show that when TRT is used to restore hormone levels, men enjoy a lighter, more improved mood. That's great news for men who are depressed and have not had success with other treatments like anti-depression medicines, which alter the brain's chemistry.
Ask anyone over the age of 50 how their memory is, and they'll tell you it wasn't what it used to be. Memory loss and lack of concentration occur naturally as we age â these aren't always signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.
However, what many men consider a symptom of age may be caused by low testosterone. A 2006 study found that males with low T levels performed poorly on cognitive skill tests. These results suggest that low testosterone may play a part in reducing cognitive ability. If you're having trouble staying on task or remembering what your schedule is for the day, it might not be due to your age. It might be because your testosterone levels are too low. If you're having trouble concentrating or remembering daily tasks, it could be time to talk to your doctor.
Why? The aforementioned study found that participating men experienced improved cognitive skills when using TRT.
Even though today's society is more inclusive of large people, few adults enjoy gaining weight as they age. Despite their best efforts, many men just can't shed the extra pounds around their midsections, increasing their risk of heart disease and cancer.
Often, male weight gain is caused by hormone imbalances that slow the metabolism and cause weight to pile on. This phase of life is called andropause and happens when there is a lack of testosterone in the body. Couple that with high cortisol levels, and you've got a recipe for flabby guts and double chins.
Fortunately, TRT treatments and physician-led weight loss programs can correct hormone imbalances and lead to healthy weight loss for men.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Benefits of Sermorelin include:
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it is suitable for both men and women. It provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies, boosting patients' overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life. When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits.
Some of those benefits include:
Whether you are considering our TRT services, HRT for women, or our growth hormone peptide services, we are here to help. The first step to turning back the hand of time starts by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation.
Our friendly, knowledgeable TRT and HRT experts can help answer your questions and walk you through our procedures. From there, we'll figure out which treatments are right for you. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to looking and feeling better than you have in years!973-587-8638
A Manalapan man is looking at decades in prison after being arrested and charged for running a Covid-19 related financial scheme that defrauded people out of a combined $1,000,000.00.The rouse orchestrated by 48-year-old Anthony Mastroianni Jr., of Manalapan, actually pre-dates the pandemic but he set loose his plan during some of the most difficult financial times in recent memory.His story begins in 2016, when Attorney Sellinger said that Mastroianni Jr. agreed to being barred forever by the Financial Industry Regulatory Auth...
A Manalapan man is looking at decades in prison after being arrested and charged for running a Covid-19 related financial scheme that defrauded people out of a combined $1,000,000.00.
The rouse orchestrated by 48-year-old Anthony Mastroianni Jr., of Manalapan, actually pre-dates the pandemic but he set loose his plan during some of the most difficult financial times in recent memory.
His story begins in 2016, when Attorney Sellinger said that Mastroianni Jr. agreed to being barred forever by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) which meant he could no longer act as a broker or intermediary in securities transactions.
While he consented, he had no intentions of abiding by the ruling.
Attorney Sellinger said that between January of 2017 and August of 2022 Mastroianni Jr. "defrauded victim investors, many of whom were senior citizens, by falsely and fraudulently claiming that he would generate large investment profits for them through his company, Global Business Development & Consulting Corp."
Mastroianni then doubled down on his scheme by using the funds he collected from the victims and used it on personal expenses like house rent, car payments, credit card bills, and cash withdrawals instead of investing the money he promised the people he stole from over the course of the rouse.
In all, Attorney Sellinger said that Mastroianni Jr. "defrauded 10 victims out of $1-million," and, "also exploited the ongoing global pandemic by submitting a false and fraudulent application to obtain $96,300 from a federal COVID-19 emergency relief loan meant for distressed small businesses. As with his investment fraud scheme, Mastroianni misused the loan proceeds to make personal purchases and cash withdrawals."
Mastroianni was eventually charged with defrauding the victims for the investment fraud scheme and with fraudulently obtaining a loan of approximately $96,000 meant to help small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, Attorney Sellinger said.
For the scheme, he was charged in a five-count complaint with wire and mail fraud and made his initial court appearance on Wednesday in Newark federal court.
Attorney Sellinger said that, "each count of mail and wire fraud carries a maximum potential punishment of 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000, or twice the gross loss or gain caused by the offense."
In this case, Attorney Sellinger said that the government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Carolyn Silane of the Economic Crimes Unit in Newark and Mastroianni's defense counsel is Emily Sherman Esq., Assistant Federal Public Defender, Newark.
Wealthy family men have been known to go to great lengths to keep their wives comfortable, and Francis S. Kinney was no exception. In 1885, the tobacco tycoon started acquiring 5,000 acres of land, constructed a country home on it that grew to encompass 20,000 square feet, and named it Kinnelon — very impressive, but not unprecedented.What sets Kinney apart in the history of devoted spouses is what he did in the spring of 1886. Because the nearest Catholic church was 7 miles away, he built a chapel for his wife, M...
Wealthy family men have been known to go to great lengths to keep their wives comfortable, and Francis S. Kinney was no exception. In 1885, the tobacco tycoon started acquiring 5,000 acres of land, constructed a country home on it that grew to encompass 20,000 square feet, and named it Kinnelon — very impressive, but not unprecedented.
What sets Kinney apart in the history of devoted spouses is what he did in the spring of 1886. Because the nearest Catholic church was 7 miles away, he built a chapel for his wife, Mary, and their children on the estate — in the middle of Lake Kinnelon. In 1889, he went further and commissioned Louis Comfort Tiffany to model the structure after a medieval chapel from the era in which St. Hubert, its namesake, lived. Hubert was a French-born nobleman and patron saint of hunters who was canonized in 743.
Kinney's heirless son Morris left the property to his lifelong friend, John Talbot, who developed the private, planned Smoke Rise Club Community on it. The population grew too large to use the 25-seat chapel, and after decades of disuse and vandalism, it fell into a serious state of disrepair.
But recent ongoing restoration efforts culminating in work by the nonprofit Kinnelon Heritage Conservation Society have helped bring it back to its former glory.
The editors at Wayne Magazine were recently privileged to get a personal tour from Tom Kline, lead conservator of the St. Hubert's Chapel Conservation Committee, which was arranged with the help of Lisa Masterson, owner of Kinnelon Real Estate.
Tiffany designed the chapel's entrance, which in 2003 was restored with new wood and hundreds of recast bronze pieces.
The bronze bas-relief dedication tablet designed by Swiss-born Tiffany artist Jacob Adolphus Holzer depicts St. Hubert as imagined in ancient artifacts.
Visitors enter the baptistry and are greeted by a plaster sculpture, "The Angel of Resurrection," by Antonio Tantardini. The statue was originally placed on the tomb of Francis Kinney's mother, Mary Cogswell Kinney, a friend of Mary Todd Lincoln who was one of five women present as President Abraham Lincoln lay dying. Using hundreds of pieces of thick glass precisely fractured to better reflect light, Tiffany created the Great Celtic Cross Window, which was removed for restoration in 1993 and reinstalled a year later.
Inside the chapel, a hammered brass scene of St. Hubert and his hunting hounds is seen above the fireplace. The clamshell-like holy water font is surrounded by abalone. Cori Kline was among preservationists who restored the altar to its original beauty.
The marble mosaic floor replicating patterns found in Roman ruins bears Tiffany's logo, which is embedded in the smaller circle at center.
The chapel's Tiffany altar features gold leafing and hundreds of antique glass cabochons (polished but unfaceted gems) set into white plaster. The restoration process was painstaking, and used glass fabricated in the same Kokomo, Indiana furnaces that Tiffany used in the 1880s, as well as Tiffany glass pieces Kline obtained in the 1980s that are now unavailable in the original greenish hue.
J.A. Holzer built this full plaster relief, which has been restored to date to show St. Eustache, the archangel Michael and St. Hubert against a background of foliage that spills onto the ceiling.
An iron circular staircase housed behind the latticework doors in the sanctuary ascend about 20 feet to a platform. Above it, three large bronze bells chime the hour. A trapdoor overhead leads to the clock room, home to the E. Howard & Company Tower Clock, which is wound by hand on a weekly basis, and strikes the hour throughout the year.
Cindy Schweich Handler is the editor of Montclair and Wayne Magazines, and a writer for The Record and Northjersey.com who frequently covers health issues. Email: [email protected]; Twitter: @CindyHandler
Clarence “CC” Davenport was a beloved regular customer at The Ducktown Tavern in Atlantic City, New Jersey.In reality, he was so much more than that.Davenport was also a longtime (30 year) employee for the County of Atlantic, who retired about three years ago.We have heard from quite a few Atlantic County employees after we published our recent article about the life and times of Davenport.They all shared such fond memories about Davenport. He was loved by so many people, who would refer to him as &ldq...
Clarence “CC” Davenport was a beloved regular customer at The Ducktown Tavern in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
In reality, he was so much more than that.
Davenport was also a longtime (30 year) employee for the County of Atlantic, who retired about three years ago.
We have heard from quite a few Atlantic County employees after we published our recent article about the life and times of Davenport.
They all shared such fond memories about Davenport. He was loved by so many people, who would refer to him as “Uncle CC.”
If you missed our previous coverage, here it is:
Ducktown Tavern owner John Exadaktilos and his team have come up with a great way to honor the memory of Davenport.
They have established a permanent place setting at their bar for Davenport, complete with a poured adult beverage and a reserved sign at his place setting.
The comments about CC have poured-in on our Facebook Page, where we learned that CC was a Boy Scout and later in life, he was a Sunday School teacher.
Ventnor Mayor Beth Maccagnano Holtzman wrote to us:
“Worked with this love joy for 30 years at that county. I would always ask him to sing me a Barry White song. And, of course he did for me with love. My heart is broken,” wrote Holtzman.
Former Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford wrote to us about what a positive influence that CC was in his life.
This reserved place setting is such a beautiful way to memorialize a man, who The Ducktown Tavern considered to be an Ambassador and not just a customer.
Exadaktilos told us:
CC, you will always have a spot at the bar and a special place in our hearts. Rest in peace, you are already so missed.
The Ducktown Tavern is committed to making sure that no one forgets the life of Clarence “CC” Davenport.
Gallery Credit: Harry Hurley
Karen Hurley McDonald has selected The Steel Pier in Atlantic City, New Jersey as her favorite childhood memory. She wrote, "Where else could you go for $ .50 cents and stay all day and night? Tony Grant Stars of Tomorrow and two first run movies. We saw many stars during the peak of their careers and you could see them 6 times a day. It is also special because I was usually there with my twin brothers and just watching their faces and the fun they were having I can never forget. I know that we cherish those days and I wish I could go back for just one day." This is exactly the kind of genuine emotion that we wanted to see when we set-out to do this project.
Our reader, Jeni B. wrote us that The Golden Nugget talking parrots were one of her favorite childhood memories. It just so happens that Golden Nugget architect Paul Steelman is a very good friend and we can exclusively share this photo of the lobby area with this more than 30-feet-tall, opulent brass bird cage right before the mechanical talking birds were added. I spent 9 years of my life here and loved this show, too.
Hackney's Restaurant was such a popular place in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Hackney's opened in 1912 by founder Harry Hackney. It grew to be a 3,200 seat restaurant by 1929. It as destroyed by a fire in 1963, but, was rebuilt and re-opened in 1965. 153 chefs were on duty around the clock. They went through thousands of pounds of lobsters every day. The Hackney's sold it in the 1970;s. A promised re-opening in the 1990's never happened. Our reader, Mariette P. wrote us that "Dinner at Hackney's was always a family treat."
Don Hurley has submitted the iconic Captain Starn's and the fun activity of feeding the sea lions as one of his favorite childhood memories. Clarence Starn opened Captain Starn's in 1940. It was a very fine seafood restaurant for almost 40 years at Maine and Caspian Avenues in Atlantic City.
Chuck Malamut selected Adventure Village. This amusement park was opened for 10 years from 1959 to 1969, summer months only. Chuck vividly remembers "Slippery Sam," who would talk with the visiting children from his "jail cell." At the end of this gallery is an elaborate Adventure Village photo gallery of some rarely seen photos
Kristin Hurley Baker says ... "Very tough, many memories come to mind, but the first was "John" (Ice Cream Man) on the Lafayette/Pittsburgh Avenue beach. First ice cream every summer!
Mario Suarez fondly remembers his legendary Uncle, Cooks Books who hosted a television program from Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall. Suarez also mentioned The Miss America Pageant, various sporting events and The Ice Capades, admitting that the this and the beautiful women were his favorite.
Maria selected The Diving Bell, which was run by The Beck Family on Steel Pier as her favorite childhood memory. The Divng Bell (pictured here in a Don P. Hurley photo) now rests in the Gardner's Basin section of Atlantic City. At the end of this gallery, we have an elaborate Steel Pier photo gallery of many never-before-seen photos. It's right after the Adventure Village gallery. It's worth tour time to take a look at it.
Last, but not least, Here are some of my favorite childhood memories. Steel Pier is right near the top. I will select indelible memories (age 9-12) of my Father taking my twin brother Don and me to Parkview Bar in Atlantic City to eat Atlantic City Hard Shell Crabs. This began my life-long love of seafood. This is also where the musical group Chicago became my favorite band of all-time (The Beatles a photo finish close second). We would 25 or 6 to 4, which was written and first performed in 1969. We loved the juke box, which had a great sound.
George A. Hamid & Son presented The Beatles at Atlantic City Convention Hall, on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City on August 30, 1964. It was actually a Steel Pier booking, however, there was no way that The Steel Pier could handle the crowd size ... especially a few years after Ricky Nelson's popularity caused The Steel Pier to actually sway from side-to-side. Many thought the pier might collapse into the Atlantic Ocean. This is one of the biggest shows in Atlantic City history.
Gallery Credit: Harry Hurley
We begin with this fabulous food selection from Steve Marchel. We're starting with this because not only does it look amazing, but, there is a great story behind it. This is called "The Lou's." It is Marchel's homage to the famous Lou's Restaurant of Ventnor. About 50 years ago, Marchel's parents took him to Lou's. He loved it and added his interpretation of this class sandwich to his own restaurant, "The Water Dog." It's 1/2 pound of lean corned beef brisket, served with a choice of Thousand Island or Dusseldorf mustard, along with a pile of their house made slaw. Comes with horseradish pickles and it's piled high, as you can see in the photograph here. Marchel said, "It's the same as it ever was."
Chef Michael Dangelo had a lot of great material to choose from. He has submitted Grilled Dorade Fennel, Arugula Salad from 20th Manning Street in Philadelphia. Chef Michael says that they deliver "Incredible Middle Eastern cuisine."
Joey Caps didn't hesitate. His selection is Veal Chop Parmigiana from the legendary Cafe 2825 Restaurant in Atlantic City, New Jersey. No explanation required. Just eat and enjoy!
For the past 35 years in Atlantic City, the Braciole at Angeloni's II Restaurant Lounge has been recognized as fine as you will find anywhere. Back on June 25, 2022, we wrote an extensive review about it. You can find it in our archives. This In Italian-American cuisine, it is thinly sliced meat that is rolled into what is known as a roulade. In Italian, you will hear it called involtini. There are many variations. Alan uses veal, with a savory filling. Many use flank steak, beef, pork chicken or even swordfish. Angeloni's unique interpretation of Braciole is fantastic. Try it. You're Welcome.
This meal was enjoyed during the Summer, 2022 at Karen Hurley McDonald's home. Not pictured are the jumbo shrimp from Randall's Seafood in Pleasantville, New Jersey. The pictured lobsters were perfectly steamed, along with Little Neck Clams, also purchased at Randall's. It was a perfect Jersey Shore meal.
Andy Kortman is a world class "foodie." He possesses "Chef" caliber skills. He had many options to choose from, including many dishes that he prepares at home himself. Andy has sent us this special pizza from Maurizio's on the Black Horse Pike in Egg Harbor Township. It's called "Grandma's Pie." Kortman's work regularly takes him to Brooklyn and other parts of New York. Kortman wrote us, "I consider this to be the mecca of pizza. This Grandma's Pie from Maurizio's is as good and in some cases better than anything that I've had in New York."
Kristin is an accomplished "Foodie." She submitted this selection and it adds a nice splash of variety to this fun piece about food. Kristin writes, "One of my favorite meals is sushi because I can't replicate it at home." Kristin's favorite Sushi restaurant of all time was Bay Avenue Sushi in Somers Point, "which sadly closed during the pandemic" and has not since reopened. "Pictured is my favorite and Jon's favorite roll ... the black pepper tuna roll. It is always fresh and delicious and bursting with flavor."
Jm Fraser is also a world class "foodie," who ran as part of various country clubs that his family owned ... full service restaurants located within. Jim had so many selections to choose from and decided to submit the picture fried shrimp and clams casino from The Crab Trap Restaurant in Somers Point. This photo was from a lunch that we had together during the Summer, 2022. I had the legendary crab bisque soup, mini crab bites and stewed tomatoes. My photo immediately follows Jim's.
This is The Crab Trap of Somers Point, New Jersey. The crab bisque soup is the finest version I have ever known. The mini crab cakes and stewed tomatoes are just wonderful.
We want to make sure that in our photo gallery that we include at least one homecooked meal. This is Andrew Lauriello's version of Chicken Parmigiana. Homemade sauce, organic chicken (panko crusted), along with fresh provolone cheese and spices. It looks wonderful.
PLease indulge me. This is me (yes, wild smiling and overjoyed) at The Chart House, located at The Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino. This restaurant was formerly known as Harborview when President Donald Trump owned The Trump Castle Casino Resort by The Bay. This has always been one of my favorite restaurants. This was from a special evening when the immediate Harry Hurley Family Members (Margie Hurley, Lauren Hurley Lauriello and Andrew Lauriello) dined together. This is called "The Seafood Tower." It includes all of my favorite seafood items: Lobster, Colossal Shrimp and Alaskan King Crab Legs. It was one of the finest meals that I have ever had anywhere.
Spidey, Ghost-spider, Miles Morales, and other characters from Disney Junior television programs will join Mickey Mouse and his pals during the 80-city tour of “Disney Junior Live On Tour: Costume Palooza.”New photos have been released showing Spidey, Ghost-spider, and Miles Morales from “Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends,” who will make their first appearances along with Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Doc McStuffings, and the Puppy Dog Pals.Also new to the ...
Spidey, Ghost-spider, Miles Morales, and other characters from Disney Junior television programs will join Mickey Mouse and his pals during the 80-city tour of “Disney Junior Live On Tour: Costume Palooza.”
New photos have been released showing Spidey, Ghost-spider, and Miles Morales from “Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends,” who will make their first appearances along with Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Doc McStuffings, and the Puppy Dog Pals.
Also new to the 2022 tour are Alice from “Alice’s Wonderland Bakery” and Bo from “Firebuds.”
Among the songs youngsters can expect to hear are the new original ditty, “Green Gobby Party,” written by Patrick Stump (Fall Out Boy), composer/songwriter for “Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends.”
Additional tunes from Disney Junior’s popular series’ will also be part of the tour. Find the full playlist on DisneyMusic.co.
“Disney Junior Live On Tour: Costume Palooza” is an interactive concert featuring singing, dancing, 3D special effects, and cirque-style performances, all geared toward children and fans of Disney Junior. The national tour runs from Sept. 2-December 17, 2022.
September 6 – Midland, Texas, Wagner Noël Performing Arts CenterSeptember 8 – Austin, Texas, Bass Concert HallSeptember 9 – Sugar Land, Texas, Smart Financial Centre at Sugar LandSeptember 10 – Grand Prairie, Texas, Texas Trust CU Theatre
September 11 – San Antonio, Texas, Majestic Theatre (2 shows)September 13 – Springfield, Mo., Juanita K. Hammons HallSeptember 14 – Wichita, Kan., Orpheum TheatreSeptember 15 – Topeka, Kan., Topeka Performing Arts CenterSeptember 16 – Saint Louis, Mo., The Fabulous Fox TheatreSeptember 17 – Des Moines, Iowa, Des Moines Civic CenterSeptember 18 – Lincoln, N.E., Lied Center for Performing ArtsSeptember 20 – Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Paramount TheatreSeptember 21 – Dubuque, Iowa, Five Flags CenterSeptember 22 – Bemidji, Minn., Sanford CenterSeptember 23 – Ralston, N.E., Liberty First Credit Union ArenaSeptember 24 – Minneapolis, Minn., The Orpheum Theatre
September 24 – Minneapolis, Minn., The Orpheum TheatreSeptember 25—Chicago, Ill., The Chicago TheatreSeptember 27 – Marion, Ill., Marion Cultural and Civic CenterSeptember 28 – Richmond, Ky., EKU Center For The ArtsSeptember 29 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Taft TheatreSeptember 30 – Madison, Wis., Overture Center for the ArtsOctober 1 – Milwaukee, Wis., The Riverside TheaterOctober 2 – Midland, Mich. Midland Center for the Arts (2 shows)October 4 – Louisville, Ky., Louisville Palace TheaterOctober 5 – Wabash, Ind., Honeywell CenterOctober 6 – Indianapolis, Ind., Murat Theatre at Old National CentreOctober 7 – Lima, Ohio, Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention CenterOctober 8 – Cleveland, Ohio, Connor PalaceOctober 9 – Detroit, Mich. Fox TheatreOctober 11 – Columbus, Ohio, Palace TheatreOctober 12 – Charleston, W. Va., Clay CenterOctober 13 – Greensburg, Pa., The Palace TheatreOctober 14 – Lancaster, Pa., American Music TheatreOctober 15 – Wallingford, Conn., Toyota Oakdale TheatreOctober 16 – Lowell, Mass. Lowell Memorial Auditorium (2 shows)October 18 – Burlington, Vt., The FlynnOctober 19 – Greenvale, N.Y., Tilles CenterOctober 20 – Providence, R.I., Providence Performing Arts CenterOctober 21 – Baltimore, Md., The LyricOctober 22 – Washington, DC, Warner Theatre (2 shows)October 23 – Albany, N.Y., Palace TheatreOctober 25 – Rochester, N.Y., Kodak CenterOctober 26 – Wilkes Barre, Pa., F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing ArtsOctober 27 – Concord, N.H., Capitol Center for the Arts – Chubb TheaterOctober 28 – Philadelphia, Pa., Kimmel Cultural CampusOctober 29 – Morristown, N.J., Mayo Performing Arts Center (2 shows)October 30 – Red Bank, N.J., Count Basie Center for the Arts (2 shows)November 1 – Williamsport, Pa., Community Arts CenterNovember 2 – Norfolk, Va., Chrysler HallNovember 3 – Richmond, Va., Altria TheaterNovember 4 – Roanoke, Va., Berglund Performing Arts TheatreNovember 5 – North Charleston, S.C., North Charleston Performing Arts CenterNovember 6 – Charlotte, N.C., Belk TheaterNovember 8 – Greensboro, N.C., Tanger CenterNovember 10 – Durham, N.C., DPAC DurhamNovember 11 – Columbia, S.C., Township AuditoriumNovember 12 – Birmingham, Ala., BJCC Concert HallNovember 13 – Nashville, Tenn., Opry HouseNovember 14 – Chattanooga, Tenn., Soldiers and Sailors Memorial AuditoriumNovember 15 – Memphis, Tenn., Orpheum TheatreNovember 17 – Jacksonville, Fla., Florida TheatreNovember 18 – Orlando, Fla., Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing ArtsNovember 19 – Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Broward Center (2 shows)November 20 – Clearwater, Fla., Ruth Eckerd Hall (2 shows)
November 22 – Greenville, S.C ., Peace CenterNovember 23 – Knoxville, Tenn., Tennessee TheatreNovember 25 – New Orleans, La., Saenger TheatreNovember 26 – Atlanta, Ga., Fox TheatreNovember 27 – Mobile, Ala., Saenger TheatreNovember 30 – Colorado Spring, Colo., Pikes Peak CenterDecember 1 – Denver, Colo., Paramount TheatreDecember 2 – Salt Lake City, Utah, Kingsbury HallDecember 4 – Seattle, Wash., The ParamountDecember 5 – Eugene, Ore., Hult Center for the Performing ArtsDecember 6 – Portland, Ore., Arlene Schnitzer Concert HallDecember 8 – San Jose, Calif., San Jose CivicDecember 12 – Santa Rosa, Calif., Luther Burbank Memorial FoundationDecember 14 – Anaheim, Calif., City National Grove of AnaheimDecember 15 – El Cajon, Calif., The MagnoliaDec. 17 – Los Angeles, Calif., Orpheum Theatre (2 shows)
*Dates are subject to change.
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The March 5 article regarding logging of Roaring Rock Park in Washington Township accurately portrayed some key points made during the special meeting on the logging plan held by the township committee. The forester who created the park logging plan spoke at length about it. A forest ecology professor from Drew University debated the alleged ecological benefit of logg...
The March 5 article regarding logging of Roaring Rock Park in Washington Township accurately portrayed some key points made during the special meeting on the logging plan held by the township committee. The forester who created the park logging plan spoke at length about it. A forest ecology professor from Drew University debated the alleged ecological benefit of logging a forest. I am not an expert in biology or forestry and won’t speak to these topics, but I have read the forestry plan and I know what it says. In the public record of discussion about the park and in the forestry plan itself, the clearly stated goal of logging is to sell wood products. The forestry firm will earn 20% plus fees from the harvest and a logging company will be paid to carry out logging.
The most important topic concerning Roaring Rock Park is government turning over public trust resources of the park to private interests for financial gain without conducting a stakeholder process or otherwise notifying the public in advance of a plan to significantly damage the character and natural resources of this woodland park. The park was purchased with taxpayer dollars through the New Jersey Green Acres program. It belongs to every resident of New Jersey. Commercial logging in publicly owned parks is a perfect example of privatizing gains while socializing losses. As an expert taxpayer, I can say this is a raw deal.
Volunteers in Washington Township built a network of woodland hiking trails in the park. The Warren Highlands Trail, a 52-mile long spur of the long-distance Highlands Trail extending from New York to Pennsylvania, traverses Roaring Rock Park. Brass Castle Creek, which runs through the park, is designated by New Jersey Fish and Wildlife as a Wild Trout Stream due to its naturally reproducing brook trout population. Brook trout is the only native New Jersey trout species.
How much will people enjoy hiking on rutted logging roads while listening to chainsaws and trucks in the woods? Will it be safe for kids to be in the park when logging is going on? Will there be any native brook trout able to survive in Brass Castle Creek after it is silted from vehicles driving through it and erosion from logged hillsides pouring into it? What will happen to neighboring properties when stormwater is no longer absorbed by tree roots and cascades unimpeded down steep slopes onto their property?
The forestry plan describes these and other problems likely to require remediation but there is no specific plan or cost estimate for accomplishing it. There is no guarantee that reforestation would work because of deer browse and invasion of non-native plants. It is extremely difficult and expensive to battle deer browse and weeds, as any homeowner can tell you. The forest as it is now took 100 years or more to develop. Park users will not see this forest again in their lifetimes.
Who will fix things after logging? There is no “after”. Forestry is a long game. The current logging plan lasts 10 years, but the goal is creating an ideally stocked forest of the largest and most valuable trees for continual harvest.
This is not what New Jersey taxpayers wanted or paid for with Green Acres funding. It is wrong and needs to stop now.
Laura Oltman is a member of the New Jersey Highlands Coalition Natural Heritage Committee. She lives in Phillipsburg.
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