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2018 Holmdel High School Senior Walk: A Stroll Through the Times of their Lives

June 19, 2018

HOLMDEL, N.J. - The new tradition of the Holmdel Senior Walk continued Tuesday to laughter, cheers and tears. Holmdel's Class of 2018 took one of the most meaningful strolls of their life through, well, their lives. They traveled through time to visit all the schools of their K-12 career. While still young today, they were oh so young in Kindergarten. Holmdel schools shared ...

Holmdel Girl Scouts 'Walk the Bridge' in Special Ceremony

HOLMDEL: On Friday, June 15th, in the gymnasium at Holmdel's Indian Hill School they gathered; Daisies, Brownies, Junior, Cadette and Senior Girl Scouts, Ambassadors and Adult Girl Scouts, their families, volunteers and troop leaders, all gathered together to wrap up another successful year of 'building girls of courage, confidence, and character to make the world a better place!' ...

Holmdel High School Senior Awards Ceremony Includes FC Soccer Club and 'Pound 4 Pound' Awards

HOLMDEL, N.J. - Inspired excellence was on hand during the awards ceremony in Holmdel schools. Many awards were given out, including Holmdel FC Soccer Club. According to a news release, on June 12, 2018, the Holmdel FC Soccer Club presented 4 scholarships to former HFC players who have excelled both on and off the field. 

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Move Over Kentucky, MuckleyEye Spirits Are Here in Colts Neck

June 19, 2018

Publisher's Note: This article is in collaboration with Community Magazine. You can see Community Magazine Here

COLTS NECK, N.J. - The first full service farm distillery in New Jersey is about to become a reality in our own backyard, thanks to the entrepreneurial spirit of Colts Neck’s Geoff Karch.

Unlike the existing industrial warehouses, The Colts Neck StillHouse (StillHouse) ...

Kalos Orisate! Kimisis Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church of Holmdel Holds Successful Greek Festival

​HOLMDEL, N.J. - Opa!

The Kimisis Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church said, “Kalos Orisate!” or 'welcome' as it invited guests to experience Greek culture at its Bayshore Greek Festival, held from June 7 until June 10.The strum of a bouzouki filled the air as the Neo Kyma Greek Band performed Greek music for attendees: ...

Daily Specials Now at Bell Works with Bell Market's Latest Flavors and Creations

HOLMDEL, N.J. - The Farmers Market is OPEN at Bell Works and the a new reason to think of your metroburb  is summed up in two words: Daily Specials. Below are this week's specials and more from Bell Market. They will also be providing special breads, cookies nad other goodies in the fresh and new Farmer's Market. 

DAILY SPECIALS

Southwest Roast Chicken, Creamed Corn, ...

Navesink Business Group Hosts Social at Bella Vista Country Club, Guest Speaker Offers Ways to Support Local Military Families

June 18, 2018

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ:  Recently,  The Navesink Business Group  (NBG) which is based in Red Bank, hosted a business networking gathering at the Bella Vista Country Club in Marlboro. The weather was perfect for guests to enjoy cocktails and a buffet of menu sample selections on Bella Vista's spacious terrace and beautifully landscaped gardens. The Bella Vista Golf Course was voted ...

See Justify's Triple Crown Journey In Photos & Video at TAPinto Holmdel and Colts Neck

Publishers Note: As regular readers already know, TAPinto Holmdel and Colts Neck has a fantastic section called Horses. We are in Colts Neck, for goodness sakes!

Our Horse Section partner Lillian Shupe and her team of talent content providers offer you news you simply can't get anywhere. With an emphasis on New Jersey and local equestrian happenings, this section keeps you up to speed ...

Out of the Garage and Into Thousands of NJ Homes

When Albert Perri was discharged from the U.S. Army almost 50 years ago - after, according to family lore, a chance meeting with singer Elvis Presley while Perri was stationed in Germany - he began working in the heating and air conditioning industry.

In 1971, Perri elected to branch off in that industry on his own - working out of his garage and getting administrative help from his wife, ...

Kessler Foundation Seeks Volunteers with Spinal Cord Injury for New Study in Assistive Technology

June 15, 2018

WEST ORANGE, N.J. - Kessler Foundation is a research center in West Orange, NJ that specializes in disability research. They are currently seeking individuals with spinal cord injury to participate in a new research study. This particular study is being led by Dr. John O'Neill. He is looking for volunteers.

Dr. John O'Neill is a principal investigator in Spinal Cord Injury ...

9Round of Colts Neck Student Special for Summer

COLTS NECK, N.J. - 9Round of Colts Neck has a Student Special for the summer:  12 weeks for $299 includes your own Gloves and Wraps. Call them today!

9Round works because it includes everything you need: a full-body workout that's fast, effective and fun... personal trainers to help you... and expert nutritional guidance. And it's all based on the latest exercise and nutritional ...

Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade Suicides Place Renewed Urgency on Monmouth County Youth Suicide Epidemic

HOLMDEL, N.J. - Recently, the world has lost two more icons in their respective worlds. Anthony Bourdain, a culinary impresario on CNN and earlier, fashion icon Kate Spade. These shocking, head line grabbing losses are the tip of the iceberg. TAPinto Holmdel and Colts Neck originally published this article last September. It is reprinted in its entirety here:

 

When one would ...

Celebration of Music and Marriage with Colts Neck Mayor JP Bartolomeo

June 17, 2018

COLTS NECK: Friday evening June 8th, on the picturesque back lawn bordering the pond behind Town Hall, Colts Neck families gathered. Many with picnic baskets, lawn chairs or blankets to sit on and their favorite beverages. There was a lot of laughter and lively conversation, four legged friends and children playing ball. There was Music in the Park by Wendy & Lisa, and towards the end of the ...

Kalos Orisate! Kimisis Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church of Holmdel Holds Successful Greek Festival

​HOLMDEL, N.J. - Opa!

The Kimisis Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church said, “Kalos Orisate!” or 'welcome' as it invited guests to experience Greek culture at its Bayshore Greek Festival, held from June 7 until June 10.The strum of a bouzouki filled the air as the Neo Kyma Greek Band performed Greek music for attendees: ...

Local Law Enforcement Passes the Torch for Special Olympics

June 8, 2018

MIDDLETOWN/HOLMDEL, N.J. - The Annual Torch Run for Special Olympics made its way through Monmouth County today and it was an inspiration to both the runners and the supporters who cheered them on cleared the roadways for the run. Throughout the State of New Jersey, law enforcement officers don running gear instead of uniforms as they carry the “Flame of Hope” ...

Holmdel's Dr. Salem Samra Travels to the Middle East in Humanitarian Mission; Performs 20 Surgeries in One Week

Originally Published May 1

HOLMDEL, NJ:   There are heroes among us. Every day men and women who do extraordinary things with grace, modesty and an inner strength that is a model for current and future generations. Worldwide crises, striking close to home, beckon action from those who possess the talent to help and the passion to make a difference. That is this story.

For seven years ...

Jersey-Bred Brothers Fare Differently On Different Tracks

June 17, 2018

Irish Strait Wins, Irish War Cry Pulled Up

OCEANPORT, N.J. — ”I have good news—and bad news,” said a follower of the New Jersey Thoroughbred racing scene.

The good news is Irish Strait, a full brother to the graded stakes winner Irish War Cry, took the lead approaching the far turn then stayed on to win the $63,300 Dan Horn Stakes for New Jersey-breds on ...

College Alumni, Reunite & Ride At Tournament of Champions

RINGOES, N.J. — In a college reunion of a different kind, the Alumni Tournament of Champions was held at Briarwood at Black river farm on June 3.

It was the seventh annual event that brought together alumni members of the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA).

Like IHSA shows, riders do not bring their own horses, mounts are provided by the host. A random draw determines ...

Ean Jaffe of Holmdel Wins Red Bank Classic 5k

June 16, 2018

Nothing like running a few miles (3.1), working up a sweat, earning a medal and then toasting with friends with some good food and libations - especially at 10:30am on a Saturday morning!

Make sure you go through the carousel of pictures and send to your friends!

Red Rock Tap + Grill was the site of the After Party for the runners participating in Red Bank Classic 5k.  ...

Red Bank: Red Bank Classic 5k - And their Off!

It was a great start for the Red Bank 5K Classic: cool weather, slight breeze and over 1,000 thousand runners including Governor Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy on a USA Track & Field certified course.

Proceeds will be provided to Red Bank Department of Parks and Recreation whose goal is to provide safe, fun and memorable experiences for the children and families ...

Holmdel High School Senior Awards Ceremony Includes FC Soccer Club and 'Pound 4 Pound' Awards

HOLMDEL, N.J. - Inspired excellence was on hand during the awards ceremony in Holmdel schools. Many awards were given out, including Holmdel FC Soccer Club. According to a news release, on June 12, 2018, the Holmdel FC Soccer Club presented 4 scholarships to former HFC players who have excelled both on and off the field. 

Abbey and Kailey Flynn

Abbey and Kailey ...

Where's the Money? Monmouth Officials Demand Answers on Redirected 9-1-1 Taxes

June 18, 2018

FREEHOLD, NJ – An increase proposed in fees for 9-1-1 programming is getting backlash after an analysis shows that the funds are not being utilized as intended. According to a news release on Monday, Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone, Freeholder Deputy Director Lillian G. Burry and Sheriff Shaun Golden are calling on State officials to find out why Monmouth County has ...

'Hubbard' Bridge in Middletown Renamed Senator Joseph M. Kyrillos Bridge

Freehold, NJ – The Bridge known as Hubbard Bridge has been renamed according to information released by the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

In a unanimous vote, the members of the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders agreed to rename Bridge S-17, referred to as “Hubbard Bridge” as the Senator Joseph M. Kyrillos Bridge. The long-standing, 340-foot bridge ...

Congressman Chris Smith Fighting Against House Plan to Fine New Jersey for Offshore Drilling Ban

NEW JERSEY - A Draft proposal in the House of Representatives would issue fines to coastal states like New Jersey that prohibit offshore drilling. Congressman Chris Smith issued the following statement:

“The proposal to fine coastal states like New Jersey for prohibiting offshore oil and gas exploration and drilling is absolutely wrong.

“By prohibiting any pipeline or other ...

Dash 4 Dowd

June 15, 2018

"Dash For Dowd"  - 5K Race and Kids Fun Run

Please mark Saturday, September 8, 2018 on your calendars now for the “Dash For Dowd”, a 5k race to raise money and awareness for ARVD research. The event will take place at Holmdel High School and include the 5k, as well as a kid’s fun run, so plan on bringing the family.

The race is named in honor ...

Remembering Holmdel High School Class of 1987 Shawn Venancio -- Pound 4 Pound

Publisher's note: This story was originally published last year. It highlights Shawn Venancio and the event held in his honor that funds the annual 'Pound 4 Pound' Award. This award was again given in 2018 in Holmdel Schools. The event in the article was a successful event held last year.

HOLMDEL, N.J. - The word Memorial is one which we hear often. We are ...

NJ Teen Steers His Mustang Into Tractor Supply Store

June 14, 2018

MONROE TWP., N.J. — James Duffey, 18 of Garwood, drove his 2014 mustang through the doors of the Tractor Supply in Monroe Township, N.J. on Tuesday, June 12, about 12:30 p.m.

But it isn't what you think. Duffey is a lot like other high school Seniors. He likes to go out with his friends for a soda. In Duffey's case, his friend is a 4-year-old American Mustang he named "Star ...

St. Mary's Martha Mary Guild "Thank You" Luncheon

June 10, 2018

RED BANK, N.J - The Colts Neck Martha Mary Board held its annual “In and Out” Luncheon on Tuesday, May 22 at the beautiful Molly Pitcher Inn. It was a lovely afternoon - enjoying delicious food and the loving friendship of this vital group.  The “In and Out” Luncheon is a symbolic “Thank You” to the Board members coming in and the ones going out.  A ...

Huddle Up! Bayshore Area Football Teams Join Together Off the Gridiron for a Good Cause

June 9, 2018

KEANSBURG, N.J. - Area Football teams showed up on Saturday in more ways than one. They showed up at the Keansburg Beach to clean it. Holmdel and Middletown North was there. Mater Dei and Saint John Vianney as well as Raritan and the Keansburg Titans of course. They gathered on a two mile stretch of Bayshore beach. A beach that was the go to spot for earlier ...

Holmdel Catches Arsonist: Former Holmdel Man Charged in Setting Fires at Local Real Estate Office

June 16, 2018

HOLMDEL, N.J. - Holmdel police found their man who torched a local real estate office. He was from Holmdel.

Leonard J. Mazzarisi used to live on Burgundy Drive. He  may soon be living behind bars. This  former Holmdel Township man is facing charges he deliberately set a pair of fires and fired a weapon into a township business, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J.

UPDATED Colts Neck: Fatal Car Accident Friday Night

COLTS NECK, N.J. - UPDATED 6-16-18 - A fatal accident has been reported near Exit 19 on Route 18 at approximately 9:30 PM. Units  were reported on scene with a single vehicle crash with one victim ejected. A confirmation of one person dead on arrival with three other occupants in unknown condition. The fatal accident team was requested. 

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Holmdel Primary Election Brings Winds of Change to Local Republican Party Organization

June 14, 2018

HOLMDEL, N.J. - The recent primary election in Holmdel resulted in a 30% turnover of the local republican organization. Six new faces joined the organization in a contested primary election. They are:

District 2 - Joe Hernando & Valerie Marchiano

District 6 - Matt Kline & Mary Vassilakos 

District 7 - Christine Schmitt & Rick ...

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Holmdel Resident to Play Carla in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In The Heights

June 19, 2018

HOLMDEL, N.J. - Holmdel resident Sarah Coleman will be playing a lead role in Phoenix Productions’ upcoming June revival of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In The Heights.This show, sponsored by D’Agostino and Associates “The Injury Firm,” will take place at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank from June 22-24.

Sarah joins the cast as naive Carla, a young and pretty ...

Houghtaling Bill to Boost School Security Clears Assembly Panel

Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling to ensure school buildings are safe was released Monday by an Assembly panel.

The bill (A-4147) would require school districts to annually conduct a school safety audit for each of its buildings using a standardized checklist. The school district would submit the completed audit to the state Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness and ...

2018 Holmdel High School Senior Walk: A Stroll Through the Times of their Lives

June 19, 2018

HOLMDEL, N.J. - The new tradition of the Holmdel Senior Walk continued Tuesday to laughter, cheers and tears. Holmdel's Class of 2018 took one of the most meaningful strolls of their life through, well, their lives. They traveled through time to visit all the schools of their K-12 career. While still young today, they were oh so young in Kindergarten. Holmdel schools shared ...

Obituaries

Aug 28, 1938 - May 22, 2018
Karen A. Brooks, 79 of Colts Neck, passed away on Tuesday, May 22nd at Silver Care Center ...
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Feb 2, 1936 - May 20, 2018
Margaret M. Woj, 82, of New Smyrna Beach, FL. passed away on Sunday, May 20th, 2018 in Port Orange, ...
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Cool Ways to Save Money This Summer

As the summer temperatures rise, home cooling costs rise as well. But there are ways to help save money without sweating the heat:

To increase your cooling system’s efficiency by as much as 20%, get it checked out for summer.  A technician will clean the condenser, make sure you have the optimal amount of refrigerant, and ensure the airflow over the coil is ...