It’s one of those unique and somewhat quirky annual local rituals that’s quietly become something of a best kept secreton the greater Red Bank Green — although, being a roomful of trombones, there’s really nothing quiet about it.
The fog was expected to give way to a mostly sunny day, with temperatures peaking around 86 degrees, according to the Weather Channel forecast. (Photos by John T. Ward and Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)
The annual Canterbury Art Show returns to St. George’s Church this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Works by painter Lee Jamieson, including one below, are included. (Above photo by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge.)
Returning to St. George’s by the River Episcopal Church in Rumson for the fourth consecutive year — and making its sophomore stand on Labor Day weekend — the annual Canterbury Art Show… a Tapestry of the Arts event commandeers the historic landmark house of worship for a three day event that’s become something of a best-kept secret among locals, and a harbinger of the season beyond the beach-traffic throngs.
By JOHN T. WARD
Ballard, who also serves on the parks and recreation advisory committee, joins three-term incumbent Councilman Mike DuPont in trying to maintain the Democrat’s 4-2 majority on the governing body into 2016.
In another sign of summer’s fadeout, Red Bank is scheduled to host its final Dog Days of Summer meet-‘n-sniff of 2015 Tuesday evening.
As usual, pet-product vendors and animal welfare advocates will at the event, which runs from 6 to 9 p.m., weather permitting, on Monmouth Street just east of Broad Street. More info is available here. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
Criminal Mischief occurring between 8-19-15 and 8-20-15 at Riverside Gardens. Unknown person(s) damaged the granite patio area in park. Sgt. Heather Pubylski.
Theft occurring at Chestnut St. Ice Rink on 8-20-15. Three individuals reported that unknown person(s) removed their wallets from pants pocket in locker room. Stolen: cash, credit cards, debit cards and driver’s licenses. Ptl. Benjamin Springer
Saturday was shirt pickup day at Count Basie Fields for Red Bank Rec soccer, and players were treated to a clinic put on by players from the national champion Brookdale Community College women’s soccer team. Rec director Tamila Bumback tells redbankgreen that enrollment in the teams for children in grades three through eight has doubled from last fall, to 80 players, and a few spots remain open. The Red Bank teams play in the Northern Monmouth Soccer Association. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
With the coming of September, activity around the sprawling Lincroft layout of Brookdale Community College centers around a new academic semester. But for one BCC faculty member, thoughts stray to the fall of 2014, and a sabbatical that brought her to the creative enclaves of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
It was there in the arts-friendly communities of Asheville, Spruce Pine and other western North Carolina locales that art professor Lori Uffer fell in love with the region’s “long and extremely rich tradition of fine arts and crafts” — going on to write two books documenting her travels, and creating the online gallery Clay Directions. Beginning Tuesday and continuing through September 17, BCC’s Center for the Visual Arts (CVA) hosts a companion exhibit to the website, showcasing the works of dozens of Blue Ridge creative folk.
A lieutenant governor, a captain of industry and a rock ‘n roll field marshal are the honorees — with some music royalty in the house — when the Count Basie Theatre presents its 2015 Vanguard awards in Red Bank Saturday night.
A worker was reported to be OK after he fell from the roof of the McLoone’s Rum Runner restaurant under construction in Sea Bright Thursday, police Chief John Sorrentino tells redbankgreen.
Michael Cruz, whose name and town of residence were not immediately available, fell an estimated 30-to-40 feet in the accident, Sorrentino said.
The stakes are high once again, as three-peat champion (and top-seeded competitor) Michael Mansfield prepares to defend his crown in the 2015 Biggest Tomato Contest, scheduled for Saturday at Sickles Market.
It’s fast becoming one of the most highly anticipated homegrown competitions of the summer season — an annual event that’s been dominated by a single champion whose reign is ripe for a challenge.
This Saturday, August 29 marks the 2015 edition of the Biggest Tomato Contest, sponsored by Sickles Market and hosted for the fourth consecutive year at the garden center of the Little Silver landmark. With weigh-in time at 1 pm, this is scarcely your run-of-the-mill county fair contest, as three-time winner Michael Mansfield is expected to make another bid for dominance and heavyweight bragging rights. The Oceanport resident’s current record holder of 4.4 pounds pasted the competition last year; leaving all other tomato growers to stew for another season (and vow to ketchup this year).
Recent crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department.
Michael Kiernan, age 61, from Monmouth Avenue in Atlantic Highlands, NJ, arrested on August 13, 2015 by Patrolman Adam Colfer for Driving While Intoxicated, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Heroin. He was released pending a court date.
Sean Figaro, age 21, from Garfield Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on August 16, 2015 by Sergeant Anthony Bagileo for on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the East Orange Municipal Court. He was released after posting $250.00 bail.