The Healthy Way
Unlike other waterproofers in New Jersey, we provide our customers with a streamlined process for all of their waterproofing needs. Our goal is to get to the crux of your home's issues. If we spot signs of water in your basement, we go right to the source of the problem, working hard to fix structural deficiencies to prevent problems like mold growth and foundation damage. We are proud to be New Jersey's one-stop shop for all of your basement waterproofing needs. New Jersey homeowners choose Healthy Way because our experts are friendly, experienced, harworking, and fully certified. We won't rest until your waterproofing problems are solved. Because we specialize in both interior and exterior waterproofing services, you won't have to worry about hiring a laundry list of contractors to correct your moisture problems. Healthy Way provides all-inclusive basement waterproofing in Colts Neck, it's no surprise that New Jersey residents trust Healthy Way to make their homes more livable every day.
The Healthy Way Difference
At Healthy Way, we strive to set ourselves apart from the competition by offering the best basement waterproofing services in New Jersey. We won't be happy with our work until you are 100% satisfied, whether you need a thorough moisture inspection or a large-scale waterproofing project. Our basement waterproofing experts are certified, trained, and have worked on more than 4,000 repairs. They understand that your moisture problems aren't like anybody else's, which is why all of our waterproofing proposals are created specifically for your home. You won't find any "one-size-fits-all" solutions here, and we wouldn't have it any other way.
- Best warranties in the industry
- Free initial inspection
- Full-service basement waterproofing
- Mold remediation
- Foundation repair
- Water management solutions tailored to your unique situation
Once your basement waterproofing project is complete, we make it a point to keep our staff available to address any questions or concerns you may have. Our goal is your 100% satisfaction, from the moment you call our office to schedule an inspection to the time you sign off on our work.
Waterproofing Services in New Jersey
With more than two decades of experience and a team of fully certified and trained waterproofing professionals, there is no waterproofing project in New Jersey that we can't handle. When not addressed, water and moisture problems can cause serious health risks for your family. We're talking buckling walls, sinking foundations, and even toxic mold. With your home's value and your family's health on the line, you must attack these problems head-on, and the best way to do that is by bringing in the Healthy Way team. Some signs of existing water problems in your home can include:
- Signs of rust or oxidation on metal fixtures
- Mildew residue
- Water stains on your foundation's walls and floors
- Erosion of your concrete
- Mineral deposits found on pipes
- Flooded landscaping after heavy rain or snow
- Pooling water around your foundation's interior
- Humidity levels above 60% in your basement or crawlspace
Basement Waterproofing in Colts Neck
Healthy Way has been providing the most trusted, effective basement waterproofing in New Jersey since 2007. Waterproofing your basement is crucial to protecting the value of your home and the safety of your family. That is why we only employ the best, brightest, fully-certified experts, who will treat your home like it was their very own. Taking shortcuts just isn't in our nature. We use innovative technology and time-tested techniques to discover and solve your basement's water-related problems.
Because basement wall leaks and water seepage are often caused by structural issues, external waterproofing is required. While some companies only seal the interior walls of your basement, Healthy Way goes the extra mile to fix your water issues inside and out. That way, your basement leaks stop for good.
Once we find the root of the water issues in your basement, we will get to work on a custom-designed solution that will exceed your basement waterproofing needs.
Our basement waterproofing services in New Jersey help prevent the following problems:
- Mold growth, which can cause serious health hazards for your family
- Basement flooding
- Loss of valuables
- Serious water damage to your home's walls and floors
- Decrease in home value
Don't wait to address the moisture developing in your basement - call Healthy Way today for a customized solution to your water seepage problems.
What Causes Moisture in Your Basement?
It's easy to spot water leaking through a crack in your basement, but most homeowners don't know that there is a potential for water issues without heavy rains or obvious signs of standing water. At Healthy Way, we try to educate our clients on the real causes of water in your basement. Here are two of the most common reasons why you might need basement waterproofing in Colts Neck:
The "Clay Bowl" Effect
It might not be evident on the surface, but many basements are built in a below-grade dip, which is surrounded by backfill. Because backfill is made up of soil that was removed during foundation digging, it creates an empty shape or "bowl" effect. Once the foundation is finished, this loose soil is placed back around the foundation. Unfortunately, soil of this consistency is more absorbent and porous than the undisturbed soil around it, which is hard-packed and less porous. When rain or thunderstorms occurs, the soil closest to your home becomes saturated, putting pressure on your basement walls.
This kind of pressure affects homeowners with property built below the water table or on a hillside where water runs down a hill. When the soil around your foundation becomes saturated, it will expand and put intense pressure on the walls of your foundation and basement. This pressure can create cracks, giving water an easy route into your basement.
How Healthy Way Solves Your Basement Waterproofing Needs
Having a wet basement not only puts your health at risk, it lowers the value of your home and makes it more difficult to sell. The good news? We offer a number of waterproofing services and products to solve your problems fast. A few of our solutions include:
- Sump pumps
- Perimeter drainage systems
- Doorway drainage systems
- High-strength washer hoses
- Floor and wall crack repair
- Replacement windows
- Flood protection for your water heater
When you use Healthy Way for basement waterproofing in New Jersey, you can rest easy knowing that all our systems come with a written, lifetime warranty. This warranty is transferrable, meaning you can re-establish your home's value and give future owners confidence knowing that their new home is protected.
The Healthy Way Basement Waterproofing Process
Because every home is different, your basement waterproofing solution could be vastly different than that of your next-door neighbor. Many factors play a part when it comes to keeping your basement dry and safe for living. As a general rule, we approach each issue with a "prevention over repair" mindset. By taking this stance, we give our clients a more cost-effective, long-term resolution. We're not in the business of putting a "Band-Aid" on your water problem - we want to fix your issue completely, so you don't have to worry about recurring problems. Our effective basement waterproofing systems include a mix of the following strategies:
Interior waterproofing methods usually start with our team ensuring that any holes or cracks in your basement floors, walls, and windows are sealed properly. Sealing cracks in your basement is an important first step since this is usually the first place where water can enter your home. Our sealants keep your basement dry and help prevent more moisture from finding its way into your home. Interior waterproofing strategies like these also help lower humidity levels in your basement. While sealants and other interior waterproofing strategies help correct initial issues, they don't usually solve the underlying problem causing leaks in your basement. Those issues are most often found outside your home.
Once our team is finished with your interior waterproofing, we will move to the exterior of your home. Waterproofing the outside of your home is often a more complex, nuanced goal. Because of the difficult nature of exterior waterproofing, we recommend you consult with our team of professionals before tackling the job on your own. Generally speaking, our team beings the outdoor waterproofing process by excavating the soil around your home's foundation. Once we remove the soil surrounding your foundation, our experts will apply a polymer-based sealant to any cracks we discover. This sealant is a long-term solution and should remain intact for the life of your home. While the Healthy Way team solves your outdoor moisture problems, we will also check your downspouts, to make sure they aren't clogged. An inefficient gutter system does a poor job of directing water away from your home's foundation, which can cause more moisture to seep into your basement over time.
One of the most common reasons that people need basement waterproofing in cityname is because they have a poor drainage system. A proper drainage system is paramount in keeping your basement dry and your family safe. These systems are meant to direct water away from your home and come in many forms, from French Drains to simple systems like ground soil. If you're thinking of installing a complex drainage system, save yourself some time and check the soil around your foundation first to make sure it isn't retaining moisture. If a more complex system like a sump pump is required, it's best to work with certified professionals like those at Healthy Way, to make sure your drainage system is installed correctly.
WHICH WATERPROOFING SOLUTION IS RIGHT FOR ME?
Because every home is different, it's hard to say what kind of waterproofing solution is right for your situation. Most homeowners require a combination of interior and exterior waterproofing. There are dozens of factors that come into play when it comes to waterproofing your home, so the answer to your problem may be different than your neighbor's. The good news is that Healthy Way is fully equipped to handle whatever moisture issue you're having. We will work tirelessly to make certain your basement is dry, mold-free, and safe to enjoy. That way, you can get back to living life rather than worrying about mold growth or foundation damage.Contact Us
GET IT DONE RIGHT, THE FIRST TIME
Other companies may offer temporary or partial solutions. At Healthy Way, we believe in correcting the problem completely, so you save money and have long-term peace of mind. Our goal is to fix your problem to prevent it from coming back, or we won't do the work!
If you require quality basement waterproofing, it all starts with a FREE inspection from our certified waterproofing experts. We will take as much time as you need to find your problem, develop a solution, and walk you through our process step-by-step.
Don't let water leaks and foundation damage create a dangerous environment in your home; contact the experts at Healthy Way today!
Latest News in Colts Neck, NJ
First NJ Serotonin location breaks ground in Colts Neck
Serotonin Centers, a wellness and anti-aging concept, broke ground on the first of five Garden State franchise locations, the brand announced Aug. 25.The center, located at 178 Route 537 in Colts Neck, is expected to open in late fall.The company said it is in the final stages of determining the exact details of the four other New Jersey centers; however, the Serotonin website lists “Coming...
Serotonin Centers, a wellness and anti-aging concept, broke ground on the first of five Garden State franchise locations, the brand announced Aug. 25.
The center, located at 178 Route 537 in Colts Neck, is expected to open in late fall.
The company said it is in the final stages of determining the exact details of the four other New Jersey centers; however, the Serotonin website lists “Coming Soon” locations for Wall, Shrewsbury, Marlboro and Livingston.
All five Garden State locations will be operated by co-owners Dr. Lisa Granado and Danielle D’Alessio, a physician’s assistant in emergency medicine.
“Dr. Granado and I are eager to spread awareness on the benefits of anti-aging in our own backyard,” D’Alessio said in a statement. “We’re confident our combined experience as medical professionals and med spa owners, coupled with Serotonin’s unique value proposition, will help people to take back their youth, turn back the biological clock and improve their healthspan.”
Founded in 2021 in Florida by New Jersey native Eric Casaburi — who also established the Retro Fitness gym brand — Serotonin Centers offer technologies to “holistically fight” aging through hormone replacement therapy, medical weight loss, immunity and recovery and procedures such as Botox and CoolSculpting.
The five New Jersey locations will be the brand’s first sites outside of Florida.
“While the progression of this development agreement has been exciting to witness, there’s plenty of work ahead to ensure this first facility is up and operational in line with the timeframe we’re anticipating,” Casaburi said. “Not only will that serve as a benchmark for the locations to come but will allow us to begin introducing area residents to our outstanding concept.”
In a July statement announcing the franchises, Casaburi said the pandemic was part of the reason for the industry’s growth, saying more people starting thinking about their health “in a way they hadn’t in the past.”
“More than ever, people are realizing that once health is lost, it’s difficult to regain. As a result, a proactive approach to personal wellness is taking hold, which has worked to propel Serotonin’s growth,” Casaburi said.
State of the Program: Despite graduation losses, Colts Neck football plans to be competitive
Colts Neck – a relatively new program given the depth of the Shore Conference’s football history – has turned itself into a consistent winner over the last few years. The Cougars have done so with a roster full of experienced and talented players.This year will be different. Those tried-and-true players have all graduated. The team is now full of underclassmen.If Colts Neck wants to remain a consistent winner, it’ll have to do so with a host of new players for the first time during this re...
Colts Neck – a relatively new program given the depth of the Shore Conference’s football history – has turned itself into a consistent winner over the last few years. The Cougars have done so with a roster full of experienced and talented players.
This year will be different. Those tried-and-true players have all graduated. The team is now full of underclassmen.
If Colts Neck wants to remain a consistent winner, it’ll have to do so with a host of new players for the first time during this recent stretch.
“We’re replacing some four-year starters and a lot of three-year starters,” Colts Neck head coach Matt Ahearn said. “Whenever you have to do that, it’s a big challenge, especially when you’re doing it with sophomores and juniors.”
Over the last three seasons, the Cougars have been a tough team to beat. They’ve gone 20-7 over that span, including an 8-3 campaign during the 2019 season.
Colts Neck’s best season occurred in 2013 when the Cougars won a program best 10 games and advanced to their first and only sectional title game. The Cougars fell to Brick Township in the Central Group 4 final.
The biggest challenge facing Colts Neck is clear. How do you replace all that talent?
The Cougars must first find a successor to quarterback Tommy Fallon. A four-year starter, Fallon led the offense during Colts Neck’s successful run with a strong and accurate arm.
Ahearn believes he has plenty of promise at the quarterback position. Dom Beninanto, Tesio Carabello and Brady Tormey are all competing for the starting gig.
“Tommy was a special kid,” Ahearn said. “With that being said, I’m excited about the guys we’re looking at quarterback this year.”
With a quarterback like Fallon, Colts Neck certainly didn’t shy away from throwing the ball around the yard. Ahearn said he’s not married to the idea of throwing the ball a ton this year. It depends on the personnel that hits the field Week 1.
“Every year, we curtail our offense a little bit who our quarterback is, who our running back is,” Ahearn said. “That’ll dictate what we do.”
Another offensive strength for Colts Neck was its offensive line and the sheer size on the players protecting Fallon and establishing the running game. Much of that line has since graduated, but the offensive line should still be a strength.
Matt Liggio started at right guard last year and is described by Ahearn as a "beast in the weight room." Charlie Whalen is the younger brother of last year’s starter Ryan Whalen and will be penciled in at left tackle. He stands at 6-foot-7, 260 pounds.
JJ Cifelli is another 260-pounder and should see time at left guard.
Can Colts Neck maintain its winning ways with - aside from the likes of star returnees Will Surdez (WR/LB) and Chris Scully (RB/LB) - mostly a brand new and inexperienced roster? Ahearn certainly hopes so.
With a tough schedule, highlighted by an October game against Wall, the Cougars will have to grind this fall.
“We want to compete every game,” Ahearn said. “Hopefully, we can pull some out in the end.”
Group classification: Central Group 4
Coach: Matt Ahearn, fifth season (24-14)
Assistant coaches: Matt Norman (defensive coordinator/linebackers/running backs), Dom Pollifrone (special teams/offensive line/defensive line), Doug Zocholl (tight ends/defensive ends), Peter Ficorelli (running backs/defensive backs), Tim Vangelas (wide receivers/defensive backs), Shawn Scully (wide receivers/defensive backs), Brendan Wei (wide receivers/defensive backs), Mike Campbell (quarterbacks/defensive backs), Ryan Byrne (quarterbacks/linebackers), Mike Spirito (freshman head coach), Jimmy Portela (assistant)
Offense: Multiple Pro-I
Returning starters: Offense: 4. Defense: 4
Last year: 6-4. Colts advanced to the Central Group 4 semifinals, where it fell to Winslow 41-14. The Cougars beat Timber Creek 17-14 in the quarterfinals.
Top returning players: Will Surdez (Sr., WR/LB), Matt Celli (Sr., WR/DL), Chris Scully (Jr., RB/LB), Matt Liggio (Jr., OL/DL), Eric Loureiro (Jr., TE/DL), Anthony Lombardi (Jr., OL/DL), Dom Beninato (Jr., QB/DB), Aiden Diaz (Jr., WR/DB), Charlie Whalen (Jr., OL/DL), Sam Surdez (Jr., RB/DL)
Key newcomers: Sal Marinello (Sr., WR/RB/DB), JJ Cifelli (Jr., OL/DL), Shea Bresnahan (Jr., OL/DL), Dean Collier, (Jr., OL/DL), Cooper Pearlman (Jr., OL/DL), Albert Yodakis (So., OL/DL), Aidan Manasso (Jr., TE/LB), James Bertan (So., TE/LB), Logan Bresnahan (Jr., WR/DB), Devin Donnelly (Jr., WR/DB), Ashton Ellis (Jr., RB/DB), Jack Tormey (Sr., WR/DB), Landon Roth (So., OL/DL), David Fichenbaum (Jr., WR/DB), Tesio Carabello (Jr., QB/LB), Eoin Fitzpatrick (Sr., TE/LB), Jack Lefkowitz (So., RB/LB), John Sherrod (Jr., RB/LB), Adam Mohamed (Sr., OL/DL), Ben Cohen (Sr., RB/DB), Ethan Sloane (Jr., WR/DB), Sebastian Failla (So., WR/DB)
Sept. 2: vs. St. John Vianney
Sept. 9: at Freehold Boro
Sept. 16: at Jackson Memorial
Sept. 23: vs. Freehold Township
Sept. 30: at Lacey
Oct. 7: vs. Howell
Oct. 14: at Wall
Oct. 21: vs. Marlboro
No., Player, position, year, height, weight
1 Tesio Carrabello QB, LB Jr. 5'10" 195
2 David Fitchenbaum WR, DB Jr. 5'9" 145
3 Ashton Ellis RB, DB Jr. 5'7" 170
4 Brady Tormey QB, DB So. 5'10" 150
5 Aiden Diaz WR, DB Jr. 5'9" 175
6 Ethan Sloane WR, DB Jr. 5'10" 170
7 Jack Tormey WR, DB Sr. 5'7" 160
8 Matt Celli WR, DE Sr. 6'3" 215
9 Eoin Fitzpatrick TE, LB Sr. 5'10" 200
10 Anthony Syzr WR, DB So. 5'7" 120
11 Jaden Schwegler WR, DB Jr. 5'7" 170
12 Will Calhoun WR, DB So. 6'0" 150
13 Sebastian Failla WR, DB So. 5'10" 170
14 Aidan Manasso WR, DB, K Jr. 6'1" 170
15 Vinny Amadao WR, DB So. 5'8" 130
16 Tyler Roth WR, DB Jr. 5'11" 160
17 Mike Petruzzi WR, DB So. 5'7" 145
19 Dom Beninato QB, DB, P Jr. 5'10" 180
20 Cooper Barlow WR, DB Jr. 5'8" 140
21 Chris Scully RB, LB Jr. 5'10" 210
22 John Sherrod RB, LB Jr. 5'10" 180
23 Joey Randazzo WR, DB Jr. 5'9" 140
24 Alexander Rosario WR, DB, K So. 5'7" 145
26 Adam Calao RB, DB So. 5'6" 140
27 Eric Loureiro TE, DE Jr. 6'2" 210
28 Sean Doherty WR, DB Jr. 5'7" 150
31 Dylan Neves RB, LB Jr. 5'9" 150
32 Will Surdez WR, LB Sr. 6'3" 210
33 Devin Donnelly WR, DB Jr. 5'10" 170
34 Nick Fischer FB, LB Jr. 5'9" 180
35 Daniel Bofotola-Akemba WR, LB So. 5'10" 180
36 Jon Shatku WR, DB So. 5'6" 125
37 Cole Park RB, DL So. 5'8" 180
41 Ryan Herman RB, DL Jr. 5'10" 205
42 Sal Marinello RB, DB, WR Sr. 5'6" 160
43 Maddox Schwegler TE, DE Jr. 5'10" 160
44 Jack Lefkowitz RB, LB So. 5'10" 210
45 James Bertan TE, LB So. 6'3" 200
46 Peter Ficorelli OL, DL So. 6'1" 175
47 Vincente Esteves WR, DB So. 5'6" 130
49 Sam Surdez RB, DE Jr. 6'0" 200
50 Charlie Whalen OL, DL Jr. 6'6" 250
51 Eyffer Nuez OL, DL So. 5'8" 220
52 Dean Collier OL, DL Jr. 5'7" 210
53 Albert Yodakis OL, DL So. 6'2" 225
54 D.J. Fahmy OL, DL So. 5'9" 170
55 Anthony Lombardi OL, DL Jr. 6'2" 255
56 Shea Bresnahan OL, DL Jr. 5'10" 210
59 Matt Thompson OL, DL So. 5'10" 220
61 Landon Roth OL, DL So. 6'0" 210
64 Christian LaSalle OL, DL So. 5'8" 160
65 Colin Roberts OL, DL So. 6'0" 210
67 J.J Cifelli OL, DL Jr. 6'0" 255
68 Luke Bavaro OL, DL Jr. 6'0" 225
70 Matt Liggio OL, DL Jr. 5'11" 250
72 Tarek Khalil OL, DL So. 5'7" 175
74 Aaron Nasimov OL, DL Jr. 6'2" 230
75 Joaquin Aguilar OL, DL Jr. 5'10" 225
76 Anthony Moriano OL, DL So. 5'8" 190
77 Adam Mohamed OL, DL Sr. 5'9" 220
79 Cooper Pearlman OL, DL Jr. 6'1" 230
80 Julian Viallata TE, LB So. 5'9" 180
82 Dante Petrocelli OL, DL So. 5'10" 180
83 Elijah Boza TE, DE So. 6'1" 180
85 Ben Amster TE, LB Jr. 6'0" 200
87 Gavin Caufield WR, DB So. 5'9" 165
88 Lucas Connelly WR, DB So. 5'6" 140
89 Logan Bresnahan WR, DB Jr. 5'8" 150
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Election 2022: John Camera, Colts Neck Board of Education
Patch is asking candidates for local school boards to share their views on the issues. John Camera of Colts Neck presents his ideas.COLTS NECK, NJ — John Camera is one of six candidates seeking three full-term seats on the Colts Neck Board of Education in the Nov. 8 general election.In these profiles, based on questions provided, the candidates give voters background about themselves and their positions on the issues. Patch is publishing individual profiles leading up to the election.Camera is running on the Colt...
Patch is asking candidates for local school boards to share their views on the issues. John Camera of Colts Neck presents his ideas.
COLTS NECK, NJ — John Camera is one of six candidates seeking three full-term seats on the Colts Neck Board of Education in the Nov. 8 general election.
In these profiles, based on questions provided, the candidates give voters background about themselves and their positions on the issues. Patch is publishing individual profiles leading up to the election.
Camera is running on the Colts Kids First slate and says his work as a business administrator in local government capacities has given him experience in reviewing and improving school budgets. he also advocates more local input and decision making and facility upkeep and improvements.
Read more from candidate John Camera:
Name: John Camera
Town of residence: Colts Neck
Position sought: Colts Neck Board of Education, full term
Are you an incumbent or have previous school board or civic experience? I am not an incumbent, but I have over 30 years experience working for municipal government with some of my responsibilities having been review of school budgets.
Do you have a campaign designation or slate? Yes, "Colts Kids First"
Campaign website: Colts Kids First on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ColtsKidsFirst/) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/coltskidsfirst/ )
Family: Married to my wife, Phyllis, for 15 years, four children together, all in Colts Neck schools, as well as two adult children of mine.
Education: Some college credits
Occupation: Berkeley Township Administrator
Why do you want to run for the school board and what in your experience or background prepares you for election.
I became aware of how dismissive and disrespectful the current school board was to parents when I attended meetings over the past two years. During my 25 years as a councilman and administrator in Seaside Heights, part of my job was reviewing defeated school board budgets and working with the boards to develop changes and improvements to those budgets.
Additionally, my experience as the business administrator for both Seaside Heights Borough and Berkeley Township qualifies me for budget work, facility maintenance and contract management and employee relations.
Slates of candidates: If you are running as part of a slate of candidates, please explain the main positions of the slate if there are agreed upon positions. Please name your slate and its other candidates.
"Colts Kids First" is our slate of three candidates, including Jessica Ramirez and Matt Fonte. We stand for open meetings allowing for input from all stakeholders, providing a safe and healthy environment for our students and staff, conservative economics, traditional, exceptional academic studies, local input and decision making, and facility upkeep and improvements.
Name what you see as the top issues currently facing your district and how you plan to address them. These can be local issues and/or statewide issues.
The top issues are:
What changes or improvements do you see for the district that could enhance educational life and is there a way you might accomplish that?
Providing a safe and healthy environment where children are encouraged to interact with each other and their instructors. The current board went way too far with restrictive requirements which limited healthy interactions and taught kids to be afraid of each other and afraid of normal healthy contact. There should be more class trips (including overnight ones), special projects, and school events which include parents to make school something the kids enjoy participating in.
Candidates for Colts Neck Board of Education:Full Term - Vote for Three
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Christmas, Hanukkah Events In Marlboro and Colts Neck
Look for tree and menorah lightings, light shows and more in the Marlboro and Colts Neck area.MARLBORO-COLTS NECK, NJ — There is no shortage of things to do in the Marlboro and Colts Neck area to get the winter holiday season off to a rollicking good start.Christmas and Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish festival of lights, intersect this year, with Hanukkah running Dec. 18 to 26. Christmas, of course, is on Dec. 25, but you don’t have to wait to start taking in all the sights and sounds of the holidays.Holiday...
Look for tree and menorah lightings, light shows and more in the Marlboro and Colts Neck area.
MARLBORO-COLTS NECK, NJ — There is no shortage of things to do in the Marlboro and Colts Neck area to get the winter holiday season off to a rollicking good start.
Christmas and Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish festival of lights, intersect this year, with Hanukkah running Dec. 18 to 26. Christmas, of course, is on Dec. 25, but you don’t have to wait to start taking in all the sights and sounds of the holidays.
Holiday tree and menorah lightings in the Marlboro and Colts Neck area include:
Marlboro: The Winter Holiday Lighting will take place Wednesday, Nov. 30. Held outside in front of Town Hall, the Christmas tree and menorah will be illuminated. Also, the Marlboro Indian Foundation is pleased to announce that starting this year Diwali lighting will be included in the holiday lighting event. Enjoy photo ops and visitors from the North Pole. Holiday music is provided by the Marlboro High School musicians led by Conductor Dalton. This year the dessert buffet extravaganza is back. There is a toy drive, too.
Colts Neck: The 2022 Annual Christmas Tree Lighting will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3 at Town Hall. The program begins at 4:15 p.m., featuring a selection of holiday tunes by the Colts Neck Brass Ensemble. The festivities continue with a sing-along, dance performances and the lighting of the tree, along with candy canes for children and hot chocolate and doughnuts for all. The highlight of the program will feature a special appearance of Santa Claus, who will visit with each child in the gazebo.
Red Bank: Various holiday events kicked off Friday, Nov. 25, but you can enjoy them all season long. Holiday Harmonies will be in town through Dec. 18. November 27 look for Holiday Mannequins. Visit redbank.org for more information on downtown events.
Holiday lighting displays are another holiday favorite. Some to catch in Monmouth County are:
In Holmdel:PNC Bank Arts Center: Magic of Lights show through Dec. 30. See website for tickets and times.
Allaire Community Farm: Christmas Light Spectacular fundraiser for a sanctuary farm in Wall. There is also a large dreidel display this year. Take in the twinkling lights surrounding the farm as seen from our tractor-pulled holiday wagon as you spend the evening with family and friends. Tickets are $17 for anyone over age 2 and must be purchased online. No walks ups will be accepted. Christmas plants, baked goods, hot chocolate, hot cider and more will also be available for purchase inside the market; 1923 Baileys Corner Road, Wall.
More holiday tips:
Look here for suggestions for nearby places to visit Santa. And check out this Patch story to see where to get fresh Christmas trees.
Winslow’s big-play defense holds off Colts Neck in South Jersey, Group 4
Some teams have a big-play offense. Winslow had a big-play defense Saturday.The Winslow defensive unit, on the field for 38 second-half plays and on its heels while confronted with a relentless Colts Neck rushing game, made courageous stops on two third down and two fourth down situations and held on for a 16-8 South Jersey, Group 4 quarterfinal win.Fifth-seeded Winslow, which won its third-straight game and improved to 5-3, will make another trip to Monmouth County next week when it plays at top-seeded Middletown South (7-1) i...
Some teams have a big-play offense. Winslow had a big-play defense Saturday.
The Winslow defensive unit, on the field for 38 second-half plays and on its heels while confronted with a relentless Colts Neck rushing game, made courageous stops on two third down and two fourth down situations and held on for a 16-8 South Jersey, Group 4 quarterfinal win.
Fifth-seeded Winslow, which won its third-straight game and improved to 5-3, will make another trip to Monmouth County next week when it plays at top-seeded Middletown South (7-1) in the NJSIAA/Rothman Orthopaedics Football Championships.
“We call third and fourth down money downs and we wanted to get our money,” said Winslow’s junior defensive back Kameron Brown. “But we need to be better next week.”
Colts Neck has what is really a one-dimensional offense. Junior running back Chris Scully, one of the finest and most durable backs in the Shore Conference, rushed for 154 yards – 114 in the second half. Scully, a 5-foot-10, 205-pounder who runs like a tank, touched the ball on 42 of Colts Neck’s 54 snaps.
“We knew coming in he was a big back,” said Winslow’s two-way senior Jamil Peterson, who ran for 121 yards and scored the decisive TD on a two-yard run with 4:20 left in the second quarter. “A big piece of his success was his offensive line.”
“We kept trying to hit him high,” Brown said. “We’d have been better going at his legs.”
Trailing 16-0, Colts Neck (6-4) came out hellbent on establishing the run. The Cougars took the ensuing kickoff and used 10-straight running plays to go 54 yards.
Scully, who carried eight times for 45 yards on the drive, capped it with a one-yard run. Scully also scored the two point conversion, cutting the Winslow lead to 16-8 with 6:13 left in the third quarter.
The Winslow offense, which had success on the ground in the first half, was stopped cold in the second. The Eagles ran only 19 plays and lost a fumble during the final two quarters.
The Winslow defense was tough when it needed to be, however.
It stripped Scully and recovered a fumbled at its own 29 yard line with 10:29 left in the fourth.
It stopped Scully inches short of a first down on a fourth-and-two at its 19 with 8:11 left.
It stopped Colts Neck on first and goal situations on third and fourth down at its nine and 12 yard lines with 2:23 left in the game.
“Sometimes we play to the scoreboard instead of getting ready for the next play,” said Winslow head coach Bill Belton. “I’m not going to be a grumpy coach, but we left a lot on the field today.
“At certain moments we made a play when we had to make a play.”
Winslow closed out the game with consecutive sacks by 263-pound defensive end Darrien Smith.
In the first half, Colts Neck intercepted a tipped pass and end a drive at the Cougar five. However, on its next possession Winslow found the end zone.
The three-play, seven-yard drive was set up by a 32-yard punt return by Penn State commit Ejani Shakir, who caught a short punt at full speed and returned it inside the 10 yard line.
Two plays later, quarterback James Wilson Jr. scored from the four on a quarterback sweep. Wilson then hit Shakir on a two-point conversion pass.
Winslow forced another punt and it embarked on a 92-yard scoring march. Peterson scored on the drive’s ninth play from one yard out. Peterson also ran for the two-point conversion.
With his 154 yards Saturday, Scully has 1,313 yards.
Winslow’s freshman linebacker, Jaden Green, suffered an arm injury with nine minutes left in the game. He was taken by ambulance to the Level II Trauma Center at Jersey University Medical Center in Neptune.
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