Residents of the Greater Red Bank Green may register at their respective town halls during regular business hours or at the Monmouth County Voter Registration Office, 300 Halls Mills Road, Freehold Township, from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Deborah Dutcher and Phil Kuntz, above, and the proposed album art, which offers homage to both Elvis Presley and the Clash, below. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
By JOHN T. WARD
It was no accident that Deborah Dutcher ended up touring Europe for 13 years with lead roles in such shows as “Les Misérables” and “Phantom of the Opera.” Singing show tunes professionally was pretty much all she ever thought of doing.
“My mom tells that from the moment I could speak, I wanted to be a singer,” Dutcher told redbankgreen last week. “And I had major follow-through. I never deviated.”
That laser focus, supplemented by a heavy diet of Barry Manilow and the Carpenters, also ensured that Dutcher ended up knowing diddly about punk rock. So when her friend and fellow Rumson resident Phil Kuntz suggested she record an album of punk classics as a way of restarting her career after a decade off, Dutcher was in unfamiliar territory.
Theft occurring between 9-24-15 and 9-25-15 at Red Bank Laundry Center, 54 North Bridge Ave. Victim reported that he washed a blanket and upon return to pick up same, it was missing. Ptl. Shane Dengel.
Theft occurring on 9-27-15 at West Front Street restaurant. Victim reported that unknown person(s) stole her phone, Samsung Galaxy off of counter. Ptl. Benjamin Springer.
Girls of most ages are invited to gather in downtown Red Bank this Thursday for the latest in a series of Girls Night Out events designed to spotlight the town’s most engaging shops and eateries. (Photo by Susan Ericson)
It happens but twice each year in Red Bank — and it happens for the final time here in 2015, when on Thursday, October 15, more than 40 borough-based restaurants, retailers, entertainment venues and service businesses invite women from all around the greater Green to the latest in an ongoing series of Girls Night Out events.
Four Red Bank Catholic ballcarriers scored touchdowns and the defense held Colts Neck scoreless, 25-o, Saturday afternoon. Check out the hi-def video highlights courtesy of Shore Sports Zone on our Sports page.
The road win put the Caseys at 5-0 as they head into Friday night’s matchup against undefeated Red Bank Regional at Little Silver Friday night. (Photos courtesy of Shore Sports Zone)
Red Bank Regional came away with a hard-won 30-14 victory over Raritan at Hazlet Friday, powered in part by big plays on offense and defense by Syracuse-bound receiver Sadiq Palmer, above. Check out the high-def video highlights courtesy of Shore Sports Zone here. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone)
History and nostalgia will mix and mingle at the Red Bank Public Library on Saturday, October 17, when an antiques-roadshow-style event crosses paths with a records-digitization project.
One part of the event, dubbed “What’s In Your Attic?” and organized by the Friends of the Red Bank Public Library, connects local residents with expert appraisers to offer value estimates on antiques and collectibles.
The other enables patrons to preserve their own photos, films and other memorabilia on digital media.
By JOHN T. WARD
Rumson builder Charles Farkouh, who acquired the project in August, tells redbankgreen he’ll have the 15-unit River’s Edge project, which spans several lots at the western ends of Bank Street and Drs. James Parker Boulevard, finished in 12 to 14 months.
“Full steam,” said Farkouh, as workers prepared footings in a large excavation abutting a steep bank overlooking the Swimming River on Tuesday. “It’s happening.”
With a seemingly non-stop parade of showbiz attractions making their entrances and exits to and from the famous stage of Red Bank’s Count Basie Theatre, maintaining such a busily dizzying schedule can be a juggling act in itself. Here in a week that’s seen the scrubbing of one slated event — the comedic classical musicians Igudesman and Joo — and the lightning-fast sellout of next Friday’s concert by Dire Straits founder Mark Knopfler, the show goes on, with the plate-spinning speed and mind-boggling eclecticism of a vintage Ed Sullivan telecast.
It’s one of the truly iconic sculpted figures of our modern era — and as befits the media-driven age we live in, the subject isn’t a deity from ancient mythology, nor a Biblical figure, celebrated general or deep-pocketed solid citizen: it’s a bronze likeness of Sylvester Stallone, gloved fists pumping in an evocation of the role that made him a star, underdog boxer Rocky Balboa.
The statue situated just off the famed “Rocky Steps” of the Philadelphia Museum of Art is but the most famous commission (one of two, actually; the two-ton Rocky has a twin at the San Diego Sports Museum) for A. Thomas Schomberg, an internationally renowned sculptor, educator and, for a time in the 1970s, faculty member at the Lincroft campus of Brookdale Community College. Schomberg returns to BCC as special guest for a 7 pm talk on Monday, October 12 — part of “We/Re/E-merge,” a new exhibition of works by current and former Brookdale personnel that opens with a free public-welcome reception this Friday, October 9.
By JOHN T. WARD
Recent crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department.
Christopher Ditursi, age 50, from Deepdale Drive in Middletown, NJ, arrested on September 25, 2015 by Patrolman Joseph Alhemeyer on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Monmouth County Superior Court. He was held pending a court date.
Shakie Johnson, age 18, from Shephard Avenue in East Orange, NJ, arrested on September 24, 2015 by Patrolman Brady Carr on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was held on $1,000.00 bail.
Red Bank Councilman Mike DuPont was squeezed out of his post as Belmar’s borough attorney Tuesday, four days after a court ruling found shortcomings in his handling of a ballot question there, APP.com reported Tuesday.
The website of the Asbury Park Press reported that DuPont resigned at the request of Mayor Matthew Doherty, “after a Superior Court judge ruled that the borough didn’t properly vote on placing an explanatory statement for a bond question on the Nov. 3 ballot.”
Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Shrewsbury Police Department for the period of September 26 to October 2, 2015.
Report of Criminal Mischief in the area of Windingbrook Way on 9/29/15. Victim reports unknown subject(s) removed street sign and discarded in wooded lot. Ptl. Joseph Barnicle investigating.
Report of Shoplifting in the area of Acme, Broad Street on 10/2/15. Victim reports merchandise taken by unknown subject(s). Ptl. Joseph Barnicle investigating.
By JOHN T. WARD
Just three weeks shy of their fourth anniversary in the business, Kathy and Mike Maguire are closing their Rumson restaurant, Molly Maguire’s Gastropub.
The Tuesday night finale is in preparation for sale of the East River Road establishment to restaurateur Victor Rallo, owner of the nearby Undici, on West River Road, and Birravino, in Red Bank, Kathy Maguire said Monday.