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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 ...

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

October 13, 2018

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Field Hockey: Middletown Strikes Late to Upend Colts Neck

October 10, 2018

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 ...

Hornets Shrug Off CBA to Remain Unbeaten on the Season

HOLMDEL,  N.J. - Saturday afternoon’s huge Shore Conference showdown with Christian Brothers Academy was the game the Holmdel High School boys soccer team was waiting most to play in the regular season said Hornets head coach John Nacarlo. Facing their toughest test yet this fall, the Hornets were up for the challenge, keeping their unbeaten streak alive this season with a ...

Holmdel Hornets Football Wins 21-11 Over Donovan Under the Lights

TOMS RIVER, NJ - Holmdel Football fans enjoyed a great game friday night at Monsignor Donovan in Toms River. The weather was perfect under the lights and the home team were great hosts. Home team advantage didn't help as the Hornets powered through for another win at 21-11.

The Cheer, Dance and Band were on the field and in the stands as Hornet Spirit buzzed through Toms River

Reflection

October 4, 2018

Reflection – October 2018 From Joyce Rupp's monthly newsletter: www.joycerupp.com

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 ...

Navesink Business Group – Networking Pays Off

October 3, 2018

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 ...

Leading the Way with the YMCA: Interview with CEO Laurie Goganzer

RED BANK, NJ – We met with Laurie Goganzer, the CEO who is leading The Community YMCA association and asked her a few questions about her background, her vision for the future of the Y and the Night of Inspiration Gala which takes place friday night 9-28-18 at the Ocean Place Resort & Spa in Long Branch. 

Tickets are still available!   Click HERE to purchase ...

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

October 13, 2018

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 ...

Smith Speaks at Pt. Pleasant Beach Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, NJ—Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ) today joined hundreds of family members and supporters of Alzheimer’s patients in Point Pleasant Beach at the 2018 Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s, hosted by Alzheimer’s New Jersey. The group’s President and CEO Kenneth Zaentz, Mayor Steve Reid and other leaders were also present to kick off the walk.

Teams of ...

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

GIRL SCOUTS ADVOCATE FOR “DAY OF THE GIRL”:

A MOVEMENT OF YOUTH MOBILIZATION AND GIRL LEADERSHIP

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 ...

CILU Candidate Night: Democracy in Action

October 14, 2018

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 ...

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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

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Thu, October 18, 6:30 PM

Buena Sera Palazzo, Ocean

Hazlet's Hope Network Hosts Event

Health & Wellness

Fri, October 19, 5:00 PM

Holmdel

Fall Fest

Food & Drink

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Sat, October 20, 8:30 AM

Public Works Yard, Holmdel

Paper Shredding Event in Holmdel

Green

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 ...

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 ...

Holmdel Planning Board Meeting

October 15, 2018

REGULAR MEETING to be held TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16TH 2018 at 7PM

Agenda:

Consistency Review

Item 1 – ORDINANCE 2018-16
Ordinance Amending Chapter XXX (Development Regulations), Article §30-58 (Open Space and
Easements), of the Revised General Ordinances of the Township of Holmdel, Monmouth County, NJ
Memorializing Resolution

Item 2 - ODUNLAMI – Preliminary/Final ...

Join Tech Detox in 'The S'Mores Circle' A Call to Action to Reignite Human Connectivity

CALL TO ACTION! Join Sarah Krug and CANCER101 in the S’mores Circle!

24 Hours. You. Me. Tech Detox. 
OCTOBER 28, 2018 

EARTH: Join the Circle

The S'mores Circle was created to reignite human connection. Meaningful human connection is one of the greatest currencies in life, yet we often underestimate how important it is.

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 ...

Obituaries

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 ...