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Hey, it's Laurie...check me out weekdays from 10-3p, doing everything I can to make your workday better! In the studio you'll usually find me reading news articles of all kinds, while singing along to whatever song is playing. Outside the studio, I love good food, Penn State (class of '07!), The Real Housewives franchises (guilty pleasure), and brilliant sunsets. I'm also dying to be on a game show -- I'd rock Wheel of Fortune. I'm a local girl; I'm currently living in Red Bank, but grew up in Marlboro. Something on your mind? Let me know about it anytime at 732-988-POINT or laurie.cataldo@townsquaremedia.com!
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Time Lapse Video of 2016 Blizzard in Howell

As we continue to dig out from this weekend's blizzard, it's really mind-blowing to think about just how much snow was dumped on Monmouth and Ocean Counties.

It's even crazier when you see how it built up over the course of the weekend!

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Snow Day Snowball Cookies [Recipe]

When you're a kid, there are few things better than a snow day, especially when there's lots of good snow outside to play with...until of course you get too cold, or your big brother gets snow in your eye, or you are just generally being cranky.

That's when it's time to forget the real snowballs, and head inside to spend your snow day making snowball cookies!

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Heat Miser Margarita – Cocktail of the Week

I think we've all had enough snow for a while, and now that a lot of schools have called a snow day for tomorrow, we could probably all go for a cocktail right about now.

After a long day of shoveling, treat yourself to a little heat, courtesy of the Heat Miser Margarita.

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Money Challenge 2016: Week 4

Some people say it takes three weeks to develop a habit...whether or not that's true, I'm here to remind you to stick with our 52-Week Money Challenge.

Week 4 is here! Before the weather gets crazy and you get sidetracked, make sure you pay yourself today.

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Count Basie Theatre Planning Sensory-Friendly Berenstain Bears Show

It's something that can make all the difference for families with special needs children, and luckily sensory-friendly activities are becoming more and more popular at the Jersey Shore.

One local theatre is planning a sensory-friendly show AND donating a portion of the ticket sales to a local charity!

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How to Prepare for Coastal Flooding at the Jersey Shore

One of the big concerns with this weekend's Nor'easter is the potential for coastal flooding, especially because tides will already be high from Saturday's full moon.

There's currently a coastal flood watch in effect for Ocean County, but we should all be prepared.

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Meal Ideas If There’s a Power Outage in NJ This Weekend

I'm still trying to hold out hope that this weekend's Nor'easter is a bust (come onnnn Heat Miser), but it's looking likely that we're going to get a good amount of snow, and at the very least, very strong winds and coastal flooding are likely.

That means power outages are possible, so in the interest of being prepared for anything, I've thought of a few meal options. They can be whipped up with pantry items you might even already have!

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Best Shows to Bingewatch This Weekend While it Snows

With the threat of snow looming, I pretty much plan to just stay inside from Friday night straight through Sunday.

Considering I've already stocked up on wine and snacks essentials, all I really need now is entertainment...once you get that far, let the bingewatching begin!

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