Jersey Magazine with Jim Monaghan

Jersey Magazine with Jim Monaghan

Jersey Magazine with Jim Monaghan

The Christmas holiday season is always full of fun and excitement, but in addition to the holiday sparkle, it’s also prime time for colds, flu, COVID-19, and RSV to join the party.

With all the indoor fun and traveling, these bugs have a sneaky way of spreading, so we’ve got to make sure we know how to boost our immunity to stay healthy. The increase in indoor gatherings and holiday travel elevates the risk of these seasonal illnesses spreading, making it more important than ever to remain vigilant and proactive about our health.

Fortunately, Dr. Michael Garko, a nationally recognized nutritionist, offers expert advice to help boost your immune system.


Among the topics Dr. Garko and Jim Monaghan discuss –

  • How our immune systems change as we get older
  • Some factors that hurt our natural defenses against colds and the flu
  • The importance of hydration
  • Water vs. sport drinks
  • How exercise helps our immune system
  • How to maintain a proper balance of different food categories
  • How to avoid certain food and drink “traps” when celebrating the holiday season with friends and family.


  • Salvation Army National Commander Kenneth Hodder

    Commissioner Kenneth Hodder is the National Commander of The Salvation Army.

    He joined Jim Monaghan on Jersey Magazine to talk about the role of The Salvation Army in this season of giving on both the local and national/international levels.


    Learn more about The Salvation Army here –

  • How To Track Santa Via OnStar and NORAD This Christmas Eve

    Megan Pastoria is an Experience Delivery Manager for OnStar, which is once again joining NORAD to help track Santa’s Christmas Eve journey.

    Beginning on the morning of December 18th and until Christmas Eve, kids and kids at heart can talk to Santa! To make the Christmas story even sweeter, each time someone pushes the blue OnStar button to find out where Santa is, a one-dollar contribution will be made to the American Red Cross (up to 25 thousand dollars).

    For 15 years, OnStar has collaborated with the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) to provide real-time updates during Santa’s annual flight using NORAD’s official Santa location data. To date, OnStar located Santa more than 100,000 times, bringing joy to many customers across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.


    If you happen to be away from your vehicle, you can call OnStar at 8884ONSTAR. That’s 888-466-7827 and of course, you can always go to the NORAD Santa site, which is

  • Rock N Ruff

    I love meeting new rescue friends and this week on WDHA’s Rock N’ Ruff our friends from The Gingerbread House Animal Rescue and Sanctuary stopped by with the most amazing little senior Chihuahua – Roger, who we all completely fell in love with!

    Roger is a super sweet and loving little old man who loves being with his people, chasing after a tossed toy, going for mild walks, tummy scratches, and just giving snuggles and kisses. He is very well socialized, and loves meeting people and being out and social- he also enjoys being held (which you can see as I scooped him right up!)

    Roger was dumped at a NYC shelter by his owner.(How could anyone do this to such a sweet little guy?) He is a Long-Haired Chihuahua, approximately 10-11 years old, 7 pounds, perfect blood work (full senior panel), perfect full body xrays (heart, lungs, no arthritis, etc), has been brought UTD on vaccines, dewormed, chipped, had a dental with extractions, heartworm negative, neutered, and was groomed. He’s good to go!


    Roger loved his studio hang with TC

    Roger has been doing very well with the other small breed pups in his foster home although he would not mind to be your on hand only so he doesn’t “need” to have other furry friends. He is housebroken and also knows how to use potty pads if necessary- He’s so awesome!

    Given his tiny size, Roger is looking for a home with no small children and small pups too.

    If you think Roger may be a good fit for you, please reach out to the fine folks at The Gingerbread House Animal Sanctuary.

    Here is some info on their adoption process-
    Adoption Details:
    Roger’s adoption donation is $450 (all vetting has been done, see above).
    A veterinary reference is required.
    An approved application is required for all adoptions.

    And considering you may not know too much about this fine organization here is more info on The Gingerbread House-
    About the Rescue:

    The Gingerbread House Sanctuary & Rescue is a 501c3 nonprofit organization located in northern New Jersey. They welcome all small-breed pups that need a new home and are passionate about saving tiny senior and hospice pups that have special needs due to their age or medical conditions and that would likely be put down if left in a shelter. They provide exceptional medical rehabilitation care to their dogs. It is also the first time they have received any proper vetting.

    Whether they have a few weeks, months, or years to live, they will have the very best of everything for their remaining time. Pups that are young enough and/or healthy enough are adopted to loving homes after all vetting is completed. As a nonprofit organization, all donations are 100% tax deductible and go directly to the medical fund for the pups. They are a foster-based rescue (no building or overhead) and run by volunteers (no salaries). Thank you for helping their mission to save tiny seniors!

    In conclusion, I loved meeting Roger and Lynn and we hope he finds the BEST home- Roger deserves it!
    Opt To Adopt,
    Terrie Carr

    More pet-related TC/WDHA links-
    WDHA’s Rock N’ Ruff
    TC’s Rock N’ Ruff Roundtable

  • Coach Sheets' Ride In

    Jeremy Sheetinger is the head baseball coach at Georgia Gwinnett College where he led the Grizz Gang to the 2021 NAIA National Championship.

    These quick hits may, on the surface, be geared toward his fellow baseball coaches, but his motivational message can easily be applied to the classroom, workplace, and your personal relationships.

    As we come to the end of one year and approach the beginning of a new year this week, Coach Sheets brings the “C” word into the conversation – “change.”

  • Local Look

    Looking for something fun to do in the area? Chris Swendeman has you covered with this week’s Local Look.

    There are always so many fun events happening in our local communities.  Check out what’s in store for this week in New Jersey.

    • Chatham is the place to be this afternoon as Santa arrives early on the North Pole Express. Come see Santa before his busy night at Firehouse Plaza from 2 to 3 PM.
    • Get Christmas Eve started off right tonight in Livingston with the famous Camuso Family Holiday Display on Robert Hart Drive. This is one of the most elaborate Christmas displays in the state. Viewings begin at 5 PM through 9 PM tonight and continue all the way through New Year’s Eve.
    • And you can continue the holiday spirit in East Brunswick tonight from 5:30 to 10:30 for the Winter WonderLight’s annual holiday light show drive through. There are so many light themes to see, including the Grinch, Santa, elves, reindeer, minions and various Disney characters. There will also be a food truck on hand to buy some sweet treats. The event is on 655 Cranberry Road and you can learn more at


    And that’s your Local Look for this week on The Jersey Magazine.  If you’d like your event to be featured on The Local Look, you can email us at [email protected].  See you next week on 105.5 WDHA.

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