Jersey Magazine with Jim Monaghan

Jersey Magazine with Jim Monaghan

Jersey Magazine with Jim Monaghan

The New Brunswick Cultural Center and Arts New Brunswick are celebrating the 13th Annual Hub City Sounds is running through November 1st with all kinds of activities designed to appeal to all ages.

There’s music, dance, spoken word performances, crafts, and tons of GREAT food.

Best of all – admission is FREE for all events!

Kelly Blithe is the Director of Communications and Community Engagement for the State Theatre New Jersey, and Tracey O’Reggio Clark is the Interim Director of the New Brunswick Cultural Center.

They joined Jim Monaghan on the Jersey Magazine to talk about what is planned for 2023.

Learn about the history of the event, plus get some background on the history on one of New Jersey’s most diverse cities.

And there’s a LOT to get to know about New Brunswick – for example, did you know that it was the site of one of the first public readings of the Declaration of Independence?

It happened on July 9, 1776, just days after it had been adopted by the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia.

Get more details on the entire festival at

  • Robert Hatch - Vitalant

    Every few seconds here in the United States, someone is in need of blood. The need is especially critical here in New Jersey.

    Robert Hatch is the Senior Manager Donor Recruitment for Vitalant. He and Jim Monaghan talked about the current need for New Jersey blood donations and how you can help.

  • Heat Tips

    We’re in the middle of another heat wave, and you might be able to use some of these hot weather hacks to keep you cool.

    • Buckle your seatbelt when you leave your car, so that way when you get back in, the metal buckle won’t be so hot that it burns you.
    • If your home’s air conditioning system is struggling to keep your house cool, it could be something as simple as a dirty filter.  When was the last time you replaced yours?
    • You’ve probably already heard this one, but make sureyour ceiling fan is switched to spin counterclockwise.  That will create a downward draft and push colder air down towards you.
    • When you start driving, don’t roll down all the windows.  Only roll down the driver’s and passenger’s windows, and the cross breeze will be much stronger.
    • If you’re wearing sandals and you have to take them off, put them face down.  That way, when you put them back on, they won’t burn your feet.
    • Put your suntan lotion in the refrigerator.  That’ll help enhance its cooling effects.
    • Try putting a few plastic bottles 3/4 full of water in the freezer.  When the water’s frozen, put the bottle in front of a fan and rotate it when thawed.
    • Is it hot in your kitchen?  While you’re cooking, try putting a large pot of cool water on the burner over your oven vent.  When the oven’s on, it will help keep your kitchen cool.
    • In the summertime, it’s tempting to keep your windows open when it’s hot, but if you don’t have air conditioning, close all the windows and shades that face the sun.  One person even suggested trying to put your car’s windshield shade over that window in the sun.
    • And the easiest way to cool down in high heat?  Dunk your shirt in water and then wear it.  Though obviously that would depend on where you are.


    Hope these tips help keep you cool in the heat.

  • Rock N Ruff

    It’s Terrie Carr – how much do I LOVE Trinity! She’s perfect! A Shepherd girl that loves people, is affectionate, great with kids, loves to be petted and kiss, doesn’t need a lot of exercise, loves to be by your side, is crate trained, housebroken, she’s amazing!

    Trinity prefers to be the only dog in the home however, so if you are a one dog household, she could be the dog for you!

    Trinity (as you will see in our video) has a small portion of her back paw missing and does absolutely fine without it. In fact she seems to not notice! She’s a bright, happy, friendly, people-pleasing girl.

    Trinity has been waiting for close to two years for a family to call her own, so we are hoping that her appearance on Rock N’ Ruff is her lucky charm!

    If you would like info on Trinity, please reach out to Northstar Pet Rescue for information on adopting this gorgeous Shepherd.

    Thanks for checking out Rock N’ Ruff and OPT TO ADOPT!

  • 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.

    • Stop by the final day of the New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning at Solberg Airport.  There’s going to be music, games, food and the mass ascension in the evening of over 100 hot air balloons.  Get your tickets and seethe schedule of events now at
    • You can also bring the family to Long Branch for a summer night that everyone will enjoy during their family fun night at Pier Village.  The fun takes place from 5 to 9PM every Sunday now through August 27.  There is miniature golf, rock wall climbing,  rides and games.  Visit for more details and ticket pricing.
    • And next Thursday, August 3, enjoy the sound of the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown for Laurel Canyon – a salute to Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.  Visit for tickets and more info.


    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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