Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Keep track of small businesses in Holmdel and Hazlet through these Facebook pages.
Update: Here are additional reader recommendations: _____________________________ Small Business Saturday is right around the corner. While Black Friday comes with some great deals by the bigger chains, Small Business Saturday is an opportunity to patronize the unique local businesses in the area for your holiday shopping needs. Offer a public show of support with a Facebook 'like' and keep track of news and deals from Holmdel and Hazlet businesses. Here are some places to start: Know a really great Holmdel or Hazlet Facebook page for a small business missing from the list? Tell us in the comments section!
Friday, November 9, 2012
The bustling humanitarian effort at a formerly vacant storefront to clothe, feed and fortify the unluckiest victims of Hurricane Sandy just keeps growing stronger.
Shortly after the winds and floods of Hurricane Sandy died down and the full gloomy picture of the devastation became known, local firehouses and churches and even a liquor store sprang up to collect donated goods for the storm victims. But as word spread and the mountains of clothes grew, organizers began brainstorming a better, longer term solution. An offer was made to lend the empty Childrens Wear and Foodtown stores for 30-days, and the army of people volunteers moved in. Its been dubbed "The Beacon of Hope" by the Northern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce members whose members are behind it. The auto dealers Keyport Nissan and Hazlet Buhler have joined the Raine organization as major sponsors. A dozen restaurants, mostly from Hazlet …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Runners who preregistered will receive a refund, recreation director says.
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Thursday, November 8, 2012
The seventh annual Matawan Turkey Trot is canceled due to the ongoing recovery efforts in the wake of Sandy, according to Recreation Director Deirdre Ring. The 5K race was scheduled for Nov. 24, 2012. Any runners who preregistered will receive a refund. Anyone with questions may contact Ring at email@example.com.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The national landscaping company began in Monmouth County in 1966, and has never left.
It began in 1966, when Tony Giordano owned Harris Hardware in Matawan. Giordano was the go-to guy, and eventually he became so well-known, residents began to call him The Lawn Doctor. Giordano decided to take his knowledge and expand, partnering with a local engineer named Bob Magda. They began a company called Auto Lawn in 1967, creating unique landscaping equipment and a unique franchise opportunity that today has made its way around the county. Giordano and Magda combined their business and engineering knowledge to create what is now a national change, creating proprietor equipment and a support system for franchisees around the country. And it's all done from a warehouse in Marlboro. The equipment began with the Tractor Combine in 1966…
Friday, July 20, 2012
The new restaurant is set to open at the end of July.
Moe’s Southwestern Grill is coming to Marlboro, and they are gearing up to offer affordable Mexican style food to the masses. Nori and Kashif Khan are two brothers opening their third Moe’s location, and their passion has continued to grow with each grand opening. “I love Moe’s. I’m one of those franchisees that can’t go without eating it. I’m so addicted to the food,” Nori said. In addition to its new Marlboro location, set to open July 26, the brothers own franchises in North Brunswick and on the Rutgers University campus. In the future, the hope to open in Holmdel and East Brunswick on plots they currently own. In Marlboro, the Khan brothers completely gutted what used to be Ricky’s Candy, Cones and Chaos in the Marlboro Plaza. After …
Sunday, April 15, 2012
The boutique offers high end European designer clothes and accessories.
The Euro Boutique in Marlboro celebrated its grand opening Sunday afternoon, with designer clothing and accessories and a celebratory fashion show. Opening in the Marlboro Plaza in the previous location of Moto Photo, the Euro Boutique also has a location in Freehold. Patrons can find everything from high-end jewelry to European designer clothing and purses.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Learn a little something about the wine you're drinking, and you may appreciate it more.
Felix Sanchez, Wine Manager at the Hazlet Wine Academy Superstore has a goal: uncomplicate wine. "Wine is not complicated," he said. "You pour it and you drink it." The Wine Academy is a comprehensive wine and spirits store on Rt. 34 in Hazlet, and they are expanding to Marlboro in February. At first glance, the store is a large-scale liquor store. Travel further, and customers will notice detailed explanations of imported and domestic wines, and knowledgeable staff for those that may not know what they are looking for. "Everyone knows something about wine," Sanchez said. "Certainly, everyone at least knows what they like." There is something for the average buyer, and something for the wine collector, with prices ranging from less than $…