Nice family diner where you can spend lil' money and get lotsa food.As you can imagine, Army pay did not leave a lot left over for fancy restaurants. So we often went to the Shrewsbury diner. The decor was "diner" and the waitress was friendly and the food was hot and plentiful. Formica-topped tables or sit on a swirl-stool at the counter.Normal...more
It's pure luxury having an elegant restaurant nearby that makes for an special evening out. The Shadowbrook is just such a place. The restaurant sits at the end of a tree-lined driveway that gently curves to its doorway, where valets are prompt to take charge of your car. Once inside you view a richly paneled entry hall and elegant stairway. The...more
The New Jersey Transit Authority provides several routes that include Shrewsbury as one of their stops.In the website below, route 831,832, 833, 835 all start in Red bank and flow through Shrewsbury to destinations south and east like Long Branch, Asbury Park or Freehold.There did not seem to be any bus service directly to Shrewsbury from any other...more
The closest airport with commercial flights anywhere near Shrewsbury is the Trenton Mercer Airport in Trenton, NJ. Fairly small airport with local commercial jets and helicopter service.See the "Transportation" section of the website below for information on train and public bus and taxi options.Budget and Hertz both have car rental facilities at...more
The town of Shrewsbury has historic charm and a lovely shopping area. THE GROVE is comprised of a collection of shops that draw the discerning customer from miles around. Fortunately for me, I lived only a few blocks from it!Not only do you find shopping here, but on Wednesday evenings in the summer musicians entertain the shop-til-you-drop crowd....more
If you're a comic collector or in the mood for cool action figures, Amazing Stories is where you want to look.My grandson and I came here often. The store, although small, is loaded with unique collectibles. Comic books line the walls; related products are tucked here and there throughout the store and serious talk about X-men and other characters...more
Each year for approximately ten years, the small borough of Shrewsbury has held a 5k race to benefit the local school. This is the main fund raising event of the year. The event attracts over 300 local walkers and runners from all ages. Participants line up directly in front of the school itself and run like the wind when the race begins. The...more
I love a small town parade! A few years ago, when our grandson was living with us, we were active in the Boy Scouts. He was part of this colorful parade, which took place either on Memorial Day or Fourth of July. A portion of the street was blocked off near the Shrewsbury Presbyterian Church. Those children who had participated in Scouts, paraded...more
Shrewsbury was completely safe back in the days. We would get full to the gills and walk home at 3am and never had any issues.
Today it still is pretty safe; actually a bit safer than an average New Jersey city but I don't think I would pull the 3am stunt anymore. Thefts are on the rise in the area and that may just be a sign of the times.
There are no registered sex offenders in the area which is good.
All in all, I think that I would be a bit more prudent today on a visit to Shrewsbury. Car doors would be locked; valuables would be safely secured in the car trunk; I wouldn't be walking the streets alone late at night.
In 1652, George Fox (1624-1691) had a vision on Pendle Hill in Lancashire, England of "a great people to be gathered". This was the beginning of the Quaker movement. It is also known as The Religious Society of Friends. Shrewsbury, New Jersey is the oldest rural religious congregation (1664). The current property was purchased in 1689 and new...more
The Shrewsbury Memorial Garden was erected after 9/11 and consists of a gazebo, garden area and bricked walkway. A statue was placed at this tranquil spot in honor of two individuals from Shrewsbury who lost their lives as a result of this tragedy. It is located at our municipal complex on Sycamore Road and is the result of donations given by...more
Sitting a block or so down from the historic corner and on Sycamore Avenue, you'll see this quaint, white clapboard Presbyterian church.Presbyterian activity came to this area around 1705 when John Boyd was ordained as the first minister in this county. The Shrewsbury Presbyterian church was officially founded in 1732 and a building was erected in...more