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Jessica Mashkevich’s son, Ben, models the Throwbee.
MILLSTONE— She calls herself the chief comfort giver and her motto is "Comfort for All."

Jessica Mashkevich created Kona Benellie Designs in 2010 only armed with scissors and a desire to make people’s lives easier through versatile comfort.


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UPPER FREEHOLD: Residents requesting Harmony Hill Road paving
UPPER FREEHOLD - Harmony Hill Road, located off County Route 524, probably hasn't changed much in over a century, since the time when horses rather than cars were the primary form of transportation. Read more...
MILLSTONE: Two charged in thefts from landscaping businesses
MILLSTONE - The New Jersey State Police have arrested two men for allegedly stealing more than $19,000 worth of landscaping equipment in over two dozen thefts from local businesses and residents. Read more...
UPPER FREEHOLD: Campground owner wants to extend visitors' stays
UPPER FREEHOLD - The new owner of a Route 537 campground would like Upper Freehold's governing body to ease the time limit for guests staying at the facility. Read more...

Sports

ROBBINSVILLE: Robbinsville 10s win district title
In the New Jersey District 12 Little League baseball tournament, Robbinsville's 10-year-old boys faced West Windsor early on. West Windsor won that game, sending Robbinsville to the losers bracket. Read more...
ROBBINSVILLE: Robbinsville softball keeps winning tradition alive
Mother Nature seems to be about the only thing capable of slowing down the Robbinsville 12-year-old all-star softball team. Read more...


Opinions

STATE WE'RE IN: Len Soucy: Conservation trailblazer
Emile DeVito will never forget an unusual encounter on a winter day in 1977. Read more...
STATE WE'RE IN: Biologist subject for filmmaker
Tyler Christensen failed high school biology. Read more...
STATE WE'RE IN: Do your part for Clean Beaches Week
It's no coincidence National Clean Beaches Week, July 1-7, falls during the first big vacation week of summer when thousands of families are putting their toes in the sand and ocean. Read more...

Your Views


Lifestyle

COMMUNITY CALENDAR: July 24
Wednesdays Free Acoustic Open Mic Night and Poetry at Star Subs and Caf Read more...
ON CAMPUS
Brittany Sjaastad, a forensic psychology major and resident of Allentown, was among the students from Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne who were named to the dean's list for the fall 2013 semester. Read more...
CALENDAR: JULY 17
Wednesdays Free Acoustic Open Mic Night and Poetry at Star Subs and Caf Read more...

Arts and Entertainment

COMMUNITY CALENDAR: July 24
Wednesdays Free Acoustic Open Mic Night and Poetry at Star Subs and Caf Read more...
ON CAMPUS
Brittany Sjaastad, a forensic psychology major and resident of Allentown, was among the students from Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne who were named to the dean's list for the fall 2013 semester. Read more...
CALENDAR: JULY 17
Wednesdays Free Acoustic Open Mic Night and Poetry at Star Subs and Caf Read more...

Business

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS: Robert Wood Johnson Hospital gets recognition
Congratulations I don't usually mention recognition from other publications in this column, but U.S. News and World Report recently honored Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital by ranking it as one of America's Best Hospitals for 2014-15. U.S. News evaluated hospitals in 16 adult specialties and ranked the top 50 in most of the specialties. RWJUH was recognized in 10 specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. Read more...
BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS: Waiters' Race returns to Palmer Square in July
Fun surprises I grew up in a little fishing village on the tip of Long Island, except when tourist season came, when it seemed more like it was a part of the sixth borough of New York City. Anyway, I admit that I'm a seafood snob. Fresh fish to me means you go to the dock and buy it off the boat. So nobody was more shocked than me when I found myself having the best grilled tuna sandwich, ever, at Blue Point Grill on Nassau Street in Princeton. It was terrific. So, of course, I stopped into their fish market next store afterwards. It is full of fresh seafood like I remember as a kid and it also has some very unexpected surprises, like fresh local produce. Blue Point Grill is at 258 Nassau St. in Princeton. Read more...
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Your Health

YOUR HEALTH: Time to get outside and start exercising
Summer is here, and if your gym membership went unused during the polar vortex, it's time to get outside, and to get exercising. Read more...
Central Jersey Health: Transformations Physicians Weight Management helps patients achieve their wellness goals
Dr. Kathleen Hickey is the area expert in nutrition and weight loss medicine. She is board certified in both Emergency and Obesity Medicine and holds a Master's Degree in Nutrition. This year, she is being honored by New Jersey Monthly Magazine as one of the Top Docs in New Jersey. Her practice is the most comprehensive for medical weight management in central New Jersey. It started as a single office in Hillsborough in 2009, and recently expanded to a second office in Princeton's Forrestal Village. They employ state-of-the-art equipment to help patients who are struggling with their weight or just seeking to improve their body composition. Read more...
Central Jersey Health: Hospital wellness centers offers fitness, fun
In an effort to focus on the wellness of the community, area hospitals have fitness centers designed specifically for their patients and those for the general public. Read more...

Your Home

YOUR HOME: Easy ways to freshen up the patio for summer fun
''Summer afternoon-summer afternoon Read more...
YOUR HOME: Getting the fireplace ready for a safe season
As temperatures drop and thoughts of crackling fires beckon, Patt and Gary Severson of Ashes-Up Up and Away Chimney Service have this cautionary tip for you: Read more...
YOUR HOME: Dreaming of gazebos and Captain Von Trapp
Ever since I watched ''The Sound of Music'' - you know the scene, where the dreamy and worldly Captain von Trapp (Christopher Plummer) and shy and lovely Maria (Julie Andrews) profess their love for each other with a song and a kiss - I've thought gazebos were the most romantic thing on earth. Read more...


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