The potentially severe thunderstorms that weather forecasters warned of proved little more than a drizzle on the Greater Red Bank Green Tuesday. Wednesday’s outlook: cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 57, according to the National Weather Service.
Above, a row of trees edging the Fair Haven Fields Natural Area proclaims the season. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)
The National Weather Service issued a “severe thunderstorm watch” for the region that includes the Greater Red Bank Green Tuesday. Storms capable of producing damaging winds and large hail are possible until about 9 p.m. Tuesday, according to the forecast. (Click to enlarge.)
Above, a smoked-brisket sandwich, left, and a pulled pork sandwich. Below, smoked maraschino cherries at the bar. (Photos by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge)
By SUSAN ERICSON
PieHole had been itching to try Surf BBQ in Rumson for lunch, but the newly opened East River Road restaurant and bar hasn’t yet expanded its hours and is only serving lunch on weekends.
Last Saturday, we finally made it there, and found the place not too busy at mid-afternoon, with no wait at the counter and plenty of available seating at the bar and picnic tables. Maybe everyone was attending their kids’ T-Ball games or working on landscaping, but we think we’ve found a sweet-spot in this smokin’ hot restaurant’s schedule.
In celebration of Israel Independence Day, Congregation B’nai Israel will host a special guest speaker on the evening of Thursday, May 12. The 7 p.m. event will feature Dr. Avraham Neguise on the topic of “Israel Today: My Story, Our Mission.”
Born in Ethiopia, Dr. Neguise was elected to the Israeli Knesset (Parliament) in 2015, where he continues his mission of championing diversity and education. He will provide a political update on events in Israel and changes in Israeli society.
Press release Wednesday by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s office:
A comprehensive and voluntary program dedicated to serving citizens with special needs was launched today.
Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni was joined by Sheriff Shaun Golden and the Monmouth County Chiefs of Police to introduce the Monmouth County Special Needs Registry.
By JOHN T. WARD
Middletown resident Kenneth Lewandowski, 53, who Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni once called “parasitic,” was sentenced Friday to six years in prison with a two-year period of parole ineligibility under a plea deal accepted by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Joseph W. Oxley.
A crew from Wells Painting of Monmouth Beach was out in downtown Red Bank Tuesday giving 40 Broad Street a new look. The final color will be the rust hue seen at right; the pink is just a primer, says owner Patrick Wells. We kinda like the pink, or as we call it at redbankgreen headquarters, raspberry. Your thoughts?
Wednesday appears to be another beautiful day outdoor work on the Greater Red Bank Green, with ample sunshine and temperatures peaking around 60 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)
Just this past February, a spill occurred in the Arthur Kill area, during which a rail car leaked approximately 1,500 gallons of crude oil into the regional waterways. To the people of the American Littoral Society, the incident served as a perfect example of why we need trained eyes on the water.
On Saturday, May 7, the Oceanic Free Library in Rumson will be the setting for a free free Spill Spotters Network workshop, in which attendees will learn how to help protect coastal wildlife and habitat when an oil spill or other pollution event hits our waters.
Blue skies poured sunshine down on the Greater Red Bank Green Monday, offering ideal conditions for some low-exertion outdoor activity. With temperatures heading into the mid-70s, a walker took it all in on Spring Street in Red Bank, above, while another had some company on River Road in Fair Haven, right.
The outlook through Thursday is for sunny or mostly sunny days, with daytime peaks in the high 50s and 60s, according to the National Weather Service. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)
On April 11, Forrestdale School held its annual Fishbowl event, organized and led by Forrestdale’s own Peer Mentors and Top Dawgs. These 8th grade students have been honing their leadership skills throughout the school year by planning events for all grade levels.
During this event, parents and students joined together in order to hear one another’s perspectives on key issues facing adolescents today. The format encouraged participants to actively listen, instead of simply waiting for their turn to speak, without interruptions or distractions.
On April 13, seven student athletes from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School took part in a National Signing Day event inside the RFH Lower Library, surrounded by proud coaches and family members. The students and their programs are Bram Bruno (University of Pennsylvania, Crew), Brendan Edwards (University of Delaware, Crew), Maren Gierlatowicz (University of Miami, Crew), Jeremy Johnson (Elizabethtown College, Lacrosse), Caroline Kostecky (Gettysburg College, Soccer), Zachary Rataski (Johnson and Wales University-Miami, Track and Field), and Brianna Worobel (Skidmore College, Soccer).
Rumson-Fair Haven girls’ basketball coach George Sourlis, the Shore Conference’s all-time winningest coach, announced his retirement Wednesday. Sourlis ends his 30-year leadership of the Lady Bulldogs after five state championships, 14 sectional titles and a record of 653-198, including a 22-7 tally in his final season.
In an interview with NJ.com, Sourlis credited his players, assistant coaches and school administration for the team’s success, which he said has been “not because of George Sourlis and George Sourlis alone. We’ve been fortunate that we’ve been able to withstand the test of time.” (Photo courtesy of Shore Sports Zone.)
Robbie Garavente, Griffin Schultz and Henry Sillen each scored three goals to lead Rumson-Fair Haven’s boys’ lacrosse team to a 10-3 win at Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft Tuesday. Watch the highlights and other high school sports action at Shore Sports Zone.
The rain was expected to taper off by early afternoon, giving way to partly cloudy skies and, on Wednesday, lot of sunshine, according to the Weather Underground. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)