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Red Bank Restaurant Week – 15 Participating with Price Fixe Menus

October 4, 2018

RED BANK, NJ – It’s back!

One of the best deals around, Red Bank Restaurant Week begins Monday, Oct. 8 and continues through Thursday, Oct. 18 (excluding Friday and Saturday).

Appetizers, entrees and desserts for $25 or $35 at these participating restaurants:

Bistro of Red Bank

Bombay River

Buona Sera

Danny's Steakhouse & Sushi

The Downtown

Dublin ...

Red Bank Oyster Fest - Outstanding, Outstanding, Outstanding - Weather, Music, Libations & Food!

RED BANK, NJ – Oyster Fest was a Blast!

On a near perfect early Fall Sunday, the Red Bank Oyster Fest kicked off with several bands playing on two stages playing throughout the day,

Adults, kids and and in-betweens had a fun time eating, drinking and dancing.

The Oyster Fest was fashioned after the 62-year-old Galway Oyster Festival celebrating the opening of the oyster ...

Local Food Banks to Benefit as Foodstock to Hold 8th Annual Food Drive and Music Festival on October 13th

FREEHOLD,  NJ  - The 8th Annual Foodstock Food Drive and Music Festival will be held on Saturday October 13th from 1p.m. to 7p.m. at the Freehold Township Firehouse, located at 330 Stillwells Corner Road in Freehold, NJ.  Free picnic foods and soft drinks go to those who bring any amount of nonperishable food for donation.  Drink bracelets can also be purchased by adults for ...

Holmdel Chamber of Commerce Monthly Meeting Tuesday October 23, to Feature Frank Citara, Chief Operating Officer at Hackensack Meridian Bayshore Medical Center

October 17, 2018

HOLMDEL, N.J. - The Holmdel Chamber of Commerce is going 'on the road' for the monthly October meeting, to introduce members and guests to Frank Citara, the Chief Operating Officer at Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel.  Bayshore Medical Center will host the Holmdel Chamber attendees (and the coffee...). WHERE/WHEN?  8AM  Tuesday, October 23rd,  at Bayshore Medical ...

VIDEO: Join the Club Pilates Revolution; Welcome to the Official Middletown Grand Opening, October 27-28

MIDDLETOWN, NJ: Book your free intro class today! There's something exciting happening in our community and you can be a part of it! Club Pilates of Middletown, recently opened for business and the classes are filling quickly! You can enjoy the special discounted rates in celebration of the October 27-28 official 2 day grand opening. Now through the grand opening weekend is the last ...

Monmouth Arts Hosts Successful Stardust Fundraiser at Bell Works Celebrating the 2018 Honorees

October 16, 2018

MONMOUTH COUNTY: A great evening was enjoyed by all on Saturday, October 6th, at Bell Works in Holmdel.  Monmouth Arts, the official county arts agency, based in Red Bank, honored the Arts, Artists and Art Patrons of Monmouth County at STARDUST, a futuristic fundraiser gala. The co-chairs for the evening's event were Dale Bisgrove and Ellen Rubin. The evening's emcee was the popular ...

October Recognizes Anti-Bullying: Colts Neck Dance & Performing Arts Academy Launches 'Wingman Program,' Inspires Kindness and Inclusion

MONMOUTH, NJ:  Colts Neck Dance and Performing Arts Academy has long been known as a top notch studio for dance instruction and various performing arts programs. However the outstanding programs in their studio go beyond performing arts. The leadership team at Colts Neck Dance understands the mind body connection and is leading the way in inspiring local youth to become more mindful and ...

Holmdel Harvest Fest 2018

HOLMDEL, NJ - A little mist fell upon the land at Bayonet Farm on Saturday as the Harvest Fest began. However, the cloudy weather didn't deter the families who came in droves to enjoy the festivities. Crafters and food vendors galore had a tremendous variety to choose from and the bandstand was up for live music from the stage. The event is run by Holmdel Recreation.

Entering the location ...

Southern Girls Field Hockey Clinches 1-0 Victory Over Colts Neck Advancing to Shore Conference Tourney Semifinals

October 16, 2018

STAFFORD - Maitland Demand scored for Southern Regional to a 1-0 victory over Colts Neck that catapulted the Lady Rams into the Shore Conference Tournament Field Hockey semifinals against Shore Regional.  

Earlier this afternoon, Shore Regional defeated Red Bank Catholic 6-1. The Rams are scheduled to play Shore on Thursday, October 18. The time is yet to be ...

Exclusive: Brendan Quinn Excited to Take Over the Holmdel High School Boys Lacrosse Program

HOLMDEL,  N.J. - It was back in the spring of 2014 when Brendan Quinn joined the Holmdel High School boys lacrosse program as a volunteer coach. Almost five years later, Quinn has moved up the ranks and will be the man in charge of the of the varsity team this upcoming spring after being named head coach of the Hornets two weeks ago.


“Very excited to be the head coach of ...

Field Hockey: Middletown Strikes Late to Upend Colts Neck

Middletown South strikes late to up end Colts Neck

Colts Neck, N.J. - Deadlocked at 0-0 going into the final six minutes of regulation, the Colts Neck and Middletown South field hockey teams were both desperately looking for that breakthrough goal to lead to a victory. Tuesday’s showdown between the top two teams of the Shore Conference-A North Division saw the Eagles clutch victory from ...


October 4, 2018

Reflection – October 2018 From Joyce Rupp's monthly newsletter:

In the September issue of Day by Day, Alice Camille reflects on the well-known passage from Ecclesiastes3:1-11. (For everything there is a season.) She writes, “…the notion that life is a pendulum, ceaselessly rocking, is there. Life can go either way—and ...

Holmdel Chamber of Commerce Monthly Meeting Tuesday October 23, to Feature Frank Citara, Chief Operating Officer at Hackensack Meridian Bayshore Medical Center

October 17, 2018

HOLMDEL, N.J. - The Holmdel Chamber of Commerce is going 'on the road' for the monthly October meeting, to introduce members and guests to Frank Citara, the Chief Operating Officer at Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel.  Bayshore Medical Center will host the Holmdel Chamber attendees (and the coffee...). WHERE/WHEN?  8AM  Tuesday, October 23rd,  at Bayshore Medical ...

Navesink Business Group – Networking Pays Off

RED BANK, NJ – The Navesink Business Group (NBG) held their bi- monthly 8:00am meeting this morning at the West Side Eatery.

Rob Lowe, Executive Director of the NBG and Branch Manager of Family First Funding, opened the meeting with local business entrepreneurs each offering a two-minute overview about their company and services.  Several members thanked, praised and ...

Holmdel's Olivia Moglino, Founder of 'Nada Nut' Opens 'Liv Nut Free' Storefront Bakery

Shrewsbury, NJ – Olivia “Liv” Moglino of Holmdel has severe allergies and one of them is that she is allergic to nuts.  Less than 5 years ago at age 16 she founded the popular Nada Nut, a bakery service for nut free baked goods.  The demand for her delicious and beautiful nut free baked goods grew to such a level where the now 20 year old has recently opened her first ...

President Jefferson Visits Colts Neck School to Discuss the Declaration of Independence

October 14, 2018

COLTS NECK, NJ - Freeholder Lillian Burry joined our 3rd President arrived at the Cedar Drive School today before an enthusiastic audience of 6th graders. Freeholder Burry challenged her favorite President (Thomas Jefferson) by referencing the opening phrase of the Declaration of Independence; "all men are created equal". A spirited discussion ensued. Said Burry, "Thank you ...

It Runs in the Family...Former Holmdel School Chemistry Teacher's Husband, Dr. Arthur Ashkin, Wins Nobel Prize

HOLMDEL, NJ - There are moments in life when an event or an announcement stops you in your tracks. Holmdel just had one. Arthur Ashkin of Rumson has won a Nobel Prize for his groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics.

For former graduates of Holmdel Schools, there is another connection. His wife may have been your Chemistry teacher! Mrs.

Gridiron Gathering: Alumni Get Together at 'Tailgate' event for new Holmdel - Keyport Rivalry Game

HOLMDEL, NJ - The electricity was not out in Holmdel on friday night as a jolt of Holmdel HIgh School Alumni gathered pre-game for a 'tailgate' at the Holmdel Community Center. The event was sponsored by the Holmdel Touchdown Club.

They had a unique reason to gather. was a rekindling of the famous rivalry between Holmdel and Keyport High Schools.

SAVE BIG: Celebrate Grand Re-Opening With a Store-Wide Sale at Alex Dee Lighting in Holmdel Towne Center

October 11, 2018

HOLMDEL, NJ - Planning your lighting needs for one room, or 20 rooms? You are in luck because Alex Dee Lighting in Holmdel, is still running a fantastic sale in honor of their new location (same plaza but now located diagonal to Marshall's). 

At Alex Dee Lighting, the owner Howard and his associates are waiting to assist you with all of your lighting needs, offering personalized ...

Oktoberfest Fundraiser Hosted by Bayshore Medical Center Foundation; a Community Celebration

October 13, 2018

HOLMDEL, NJ: The recent rainy weather took a break and turned to beautiful sunshine on Friday, October 12th, just in time for the outdoor tented fundraiser: Oktoberfest, A Community Celebration. The event was held on the Bayshore Medical Center grounds in Holmdel. Members of the Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Foundation, joined with hospital leadership executives and many ...

Reserve Today: Holmdel Couple Hosts Fall Cocktail Party in Advance of Oktoberfest; an Event to Support Bayshore Medical Center on October 12th

HOLMDEL, NJ: On Friday, September 28, Victor and Carey Giamanco of Holmdel, generously hosted a private event to support Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center.  Members of the Bayshore Medical Center Foundation, joined hospital leadership executives and many Holmdel neighbors to discuss the upcoming October 12th, 2018 Benefit for Bayshore Medical Center ...

Huddy's Inn Hosts the 9th Annual Colts Neck Business Association Pig Roast

COLTS NECK: On Monday, September 17, at 6pm, the Colts Neck Business Association (CNBA) members and friends gathered at Huddy's Inn on Rt. 34 in Colts Neck, for their 9th Annual CNBA Pig Roast. The weather was perfect to enjoy Huddy's outside terrace as guests enjoyed the cash bar and generous buffet of chicken and fixings, and of course the roasted pork.

The entertainment included ...

Hazlet's Hope Network to Host Event on October 18th

October 10, 2018

HAZLET, NJ - Non-Profit organization Hazlet's Hope Network is providing hope for the Bayshore.

They are holding an event on October 18, 2018 from 6:30PM - 10:30PM at Buona Sera Palazzo, 1033 W. Park Ave in Ocean NJ. 

Hazlet’s Hope Network, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to uniting the skills and experience of recovery teams with ...

Diane Turton 'Giving Back' Presents Collier Youth Services and CASA With Funds Raised at Turton Talent Show

Monmouth and Ocean Counties:  Diane Turton, President & Founder of Diane Turton, Realtors with 18 real estate office locations in NJ, presented Collier Youth Services of Monmouth County and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Ocean County, each with a $10,000 check donation.  The $20,000 donation and presentation of checks took place last Thursday,  at Diane Turton, ...

BloomAgain NJ, Hosts Founder Dr. Lois Frankel as Speaker for Luncheon in Rumson: Bloom Where You Are Planted

Rumson, NJ: Thursday, September 27th was a gorgeous sunny afternoon. Perfect for over 200 guests, mainly women, as they gathered for a luncheon hosted by BloomAgain, a national nonprofit organization with local chapters that provides rapid response financial assistance or living essentials for working women living at or near poverty level, when they miss work due to a medical ...

Middletown: League of Women Voters Sponsors 4th Congressional District Candidate Forum

October 17, 2018

RED BANK, NJ – On Thursday, October 18, 2017 from 7:00 pm to 9:00pm, the League of Women Voters is sponsoring a Candidate Forum for the candidates running for the seat in the 4th Congressional District. The event is taking place in the Warner Student Life Center on the campus of Brookdale Community College, 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ.

All the candidates running for the seat ...

Middletown: Brookdale Hosts League of Women Voters 4th Congressional District Candidate Forum

MIDDLETOWN, NJ – On Thursday, October 18, 2017 from 7:00 pm to 9:00pm, the League of Women Voters is sponsoring a Candidate Forum for the candidates running for the seat in the 4th Congressional District. The event is taking place in the Warner Student Life Center on the campus of Brookdale Community College, 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ.

All the candidates running for the ...

Long-Time Assemblywoman Amy Handlin Set to Retire in the 13th District

HOLMDEL/MIDDLETOWN, NJ - Talk about a brain drain in the 13th Legislative District. The NJ State Legislature is losing a graduate of Harvard (BA), Columbia (MBA) and New York University (PhD) on the very same day as one smart woman, Assemblywoman Amy Handlin, retires. Handlin currently represents the 13th Legislative District which includes Aberdeen, Atlantic ...

Veterans and Active Military Event: Tour, Equipment Demo and BBQ

October 8, 2018

VVA Chapter 12, Play HOOK-e & MA 22 would like veterans and active military to join us at the New Jersey State Police Marine Services Bureau, Point Pleasant Station for a tour, equipment demo and BBQ. You will learn about the NJSP Marine Service Bureau mission, response equipment, and changes that have been made since September 11, 2001 to incorporate protective Maritime Security Initiative ...

Multiple Fatal Accident Reported on Route 18 in Colts Neck

COLTS NECK, NJ - A deadly motor vehicle accident has been reported by responders on the scene at approximately 5:45PM Saturday - the report indicated  two victims dead on arrival. The area is near exit 22 and near the Route 537 area. It is reported to involve a truck and fuel spill. County Hazmat has been dispatched to the site. More will be reported as available. Expect traffic detours and ...

October 11: United Nations 'Day of the Girl'

October 11, 2018



On October 11, Girl Scouts and girl-led advocates around the world celebrate “The Day of the Girl”, an international observance day declared by the United Nations in 2012. The “Day of the Girl” aims to increase global awareness of girls’ access to ...

'Women's Luncheon' in Support of Monmouth County Freeholder Candidate Sue Kiley, an All-Star Event

October 18, 2018

Monmouth County, NJ: It was an all-star event, "A Women's Luncheon" at the Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank, Sunday. Republican women from across NJ and even from other states, gathered to rally their support around Freeholder Candidate Susan Kiley, while all enjoying a delicious buffet. 

Former First Lieutenant Governor of NJ, Kim Guadagno gave opening remarks ...

Video: Holmdel Board Of Education Candidates in Action

HOLMDEL, N.J. - On Monday night, candidates and interested residents gathered at the Community Center to hear from candidates running for local office. In this article,  you can watch the Holmdel Board of Education candidates share their views and thoughts.

The candidate event was held courtesy of Citizens for Informed Land Use. CILU, as they are known, have actively sought to ...

CILU Candidate Night: Democracy in Action

HOLMDEL, NJ - CILU CANDIDATE FORUM on Monday 10-15-18 at 7:30 PM - at the Community Center on Crawfords Corner Road. Meet Township Committee  & Board of Education candidates who wish to meet you personally and field your questions!

Questions are screened in advance to prevent duplication and unnecessary issues in the event.  

You can submit questions in ...

Monmouth: Local Surfing Community Unites for an Epic Day

October 17, 2018

RED BANK, NJ – Great surf conditions, offshore wind, gorgeous warm weather, sold-out event, and hundreds of fans combined to create an epic day on Sunday, October 7, 2018 for the Clean Ocean Action Open Surf Contest at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park in Long Branch, NJ.   Surfers in eight divisions included a wide-range of  ages and skill levels, from four-year old grom ...

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 9, 2018

MONMOUTH, NJ - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States, aside from skin cancer. Currently, the average risk of a woman in the United States developing breast cancer at some point in her life is about 1 in 8.  Breast cancer starts when cells in the breast begin to grow out of control. These cells usually form a ...

Upcoming Events


Thu, October 18, 6:30 PM

Buena Sera Palazzo, Ocean

Hazlet's Hope Network Hosts Event

Health & Wellness

Fri, October 19, 5:00 PM


Fall Fest

Food & Drink


Sat, October 20, 8:30 AM

Public Works Yard, Holmdel

Paper Shredding Event in Holmdel



Sat, October 27, 7:00 PM

Two River Theater, Red Bank

Free Showing of Wizard of Oz

Arts & Entertainment

Holmdel Candidate Lea Shave States it is 'Time for Change'

October 9, 2018

Holmdel has been working to meet its affordable housing obligations (“COAH”) while trying to balance the location, density, physical aesthetics, and fiscal impact to the town.

Upon reviewing legal documents related to a COAH lawsuit involving Holmdel, I discovered that Mayor Tom Critelli is named in the lawsuit as having either a direct or an indirect interest in one of the ...

A Catastrophe Waiting to Happen

A catastrophe waiting to happen

Holmdel residents attended numerous Zoning Board hearings (2016 – 2017) regarding the application by New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) to put the largest natural gas regulator station at 960 Holmdel Road.  It would be situated just feet from a 50mph road. Separate from the environmental issues of its toxic fumes polluting our air and water, there were ...

The Data Pros: Make Tech Trends Work For You! Here's How...

October 18, 2018

MONMOUTH COUNTY, N.J.  Have you seen folks wandering around, staring at their phone like it was a map pointing to a pot of gold? Or ordering pizza over a Facebook conversation with an awkward cashier? With some creative marketing and structuring, your SMB could be on the other side of those people’s phones. Tech fads are a treasure trove of cheap new customers — if you know how ...

Murphy Administration Announces $38 Million Investment in Quality Infant and Child Care & Support for Working Families

October 17, 2018

(TRENTON) – New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy and New Jersey Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson on Tuesday announced $38 million in new investments in child care to help more families find services they need and to advance quality child care.

“Children are the foundation of our state’s future, and strong childhood development and early learning are ...

Statewide Conference will Convene over 550 Leaders from Non-Profits, Business and Philanthropy

The Center for Non-Profits, New Jersey’s umbrella organization for the charitable community will convene over 550 attendees for the largest annual gathering of non-profit leaders and allies, at its 2018 New Jersey Non-Profit Conference, Raising the Voices of Our Communities, Wednesday, December 5 at The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset, New Jersey.

This ...

Monmouth: Cinderella's Closet Plans 3rd Annual Wine Tasting

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Sen. Gopal Introduces "Marissa's Law": Named After Monmouth County Resident

Senator Vin Gopal introduced “Marissa’s Law” Monday, Oct. 15 in an effort to make New Jersey’s roads safer and hold negligent drivers accountable.

The bill (S3127) provides for a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment for leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death or serious bodily injury, except if the operator reports the accident. The bill also increases the ...

Vote Wall: Top Schools, Stable Taxes and Sound Leadership

October 6, 2018

Running for Re-Election to  the Holmdel Board of Education is an honor and a privilege for this kid who grew up in town since the age of 1.

When I walk through Village School while visiting our son in First Grade, I am mindful not only of the new steps of the children who are educated there, I walk in my own shoes from many years ago when I attended Village School as a young boy. It is ...


May 9, 1930 - Oct 7, 2018
Betty DeFelice, 88, of Holmdel passed away on October 7th, 2018 at Bayshore Community Hospital in ...
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Apr 23, 1999 - Sep 28, 2018
Cory Aufiero, 19, passed away Friday, September 28th, in New Brunswick. Cory was born in Staten ...
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Sep 3, 1937 - Sep 16, 2018
Benjamin T. Forester, 81 of Colts Neck passed away at his home on Sunday, Sept. 16. He was born ...
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Autumn Air Conditioner Tune-Ups Just Make Sense

Last time we checked, it was barely the beginning of summer, and now it’s already autumn. How did your air conditioner hold up over the past few months? 

If you skipped having your system maintained in the spring or summer, it’s important make sure it’s still in good shape now so you can stay comfortable next season.

The number one cause of air conditioning and ...