Meredith Baxter and her ‘Family Ties’ husband enjoy reunion as Christmas’ power couple

By Kellie Freeze, www.channelguidemag.com In Lifetime’s holiday original movie Becoming Santa, Holly (Laura Bell Bundy) brings her boyfriend (Jesse Hutch) to meet her family and reveals that not only are her parents Santa and Mrs. Claus, but also whoever she marries will become the next Santa. There’s no one better to play the quintessential holiday …

You can go home again

In theaters now By Paul Hall www.channelguidemag.com Sisters lets two women we absolutely love bring their comic genius to the screen. Maura (Amy Poehler) and Kate Ellis (Tina Fey) are tasked with the responsibility of cleaning out their room at their childhood home as their parents are moving to a condo. But in rehashing the …

Foundation provides grants for educational programs

Grants provided by the Foundation for the Manalapan-Englishtown Regional Schools are improving the schools’ programs, projects and resources. Dotty Porcaro, president of the Manalapan Englishtown Regional School District Board of Education, said the grants are wonderful for the school district. “I am always excited to see new things coming to the district that are great …

Nat King Cole

By Ali Datko, ReMIND Magazine Among the many joys of the holiday season are the classic, beloved songs that have been passed down from one generation to the next, bringing together listeners young and old. Among the most notable and nostalgia-provoking is the delightfully ubiquitous “The Christmas Song,” subtitled “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire.” …

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Ryan Seacrest ABC/LOU ROCCO Global super-group One Direction returns to headline the Billboard Hollywood Party on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016” beginning Thursday, Dec. 31, at 8 p.m. on ABC and broadcasting non-stop until 2:13 a.m.. One Direction will perform three songs throughout the show during a bi-coastal celebration. They …

Pupil’s project draws response from ballerina

By MAUREEN DAYE Correspondent MEMS pupil Sydney Block is a dancer who created a project about Arantxa Ochoa, a celebrated ballerina in the Pennsylvania ballet. A girl who studies Spanish at the Manalapan Englishtown Middle School (MEMS) recently had an exciting encounter. To celebrate Hispanic American Heritage Month, Spanish teacher Chandler Oliphant asked her eighth …

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FRANK GALIPO Leonard Feber, 4, of Tinton Falls, plays on the beach at Victory Park, Rumson, on Dec. 13.