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SEA BRIGHT: SUMMER FOR SALE

SB beach 061614sb mural 072014 6This should take the chill out of a rainy March Monday: thoughts of sunny days on the sands of Sea Bright.

Full-season beach badges for the coming summer are still available at half price: $50. The discount ends Thursday. To get yours, visit borough hall, at 1167 Ocean Avenue, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

 

SEA BRIGHT: NEW SEASON DAWNS

sb bridge 092315 1Coming in on the heels of sunshine-filled summer, autumn arrived at 4:21 a.m. Wednesday, and its first order of business was a somewhat cool and partly cloudy daybreak, as seen here from the Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge.

A sunny day was in store, with temperatures peaking at about 76 degrees, according to the National Weather Service(Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

 

RED BANK: DOG DAYS DWINDLE, DOGGONE IT

rb dog days 081815 18rb dog days 081815 6[UPDATE, September 1: This event has been canceled due to concerns about heat and air quality and will not be rescheduled.]

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)

RED BANK: CLOUDED JUDGMENT

rb clouds 081115 6 rb clouds 081115 7The thunderstorms that were in the forecast didn’t materialize, but the clouds put on a painterly show over Red Bank Tuesday evening, and redbankgreen photographer Trish Russoniello took to the streets, the Globe Court parking deck (as above) and the riverfront (at right) to capture some of the beauty. Click the “read more” below for more photos.

Wednesday should be a beauty of a summer day, by the way, with ample sunshine and temperatures peaking in the mid-80’s, according to the National Weather Service. (Photos by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)

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ON THE GREEN: DROP AND GIVE ME 90

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HOT-TOPIC_01With temperatures pushing 90 degrees, a man sought out the shade of the overhead lights at Count Basie Fields to do pushups Monday afternoon.

Expect plenty of shade, but more heat and possible rain Tuesday, as the peak temperature heads to 93 amid possible thunderstorms followed by partly cloudy skies, according to the Weather Channel (Click to enlarge)

ON THE GREEN: SLOW ROAST AT TOAST

toast curb 072815HOT-TOPIC_01With temperatures headed toward the high 80s, John Cushing of Bayonne rolled on with his work Tuesday, painting curbs outside the Toast restaurant under construction in the former Broadway Diner on Monmouth Street in Red Bank.

The National Weather Service said Tuesday was the first of at least seven consecutive days in which peak daytime temperatures were expected to be close to 90 degrees. (Click to enlarge)

RED BANK: DOGGED DOG DAYS RETURN

dog days 072215 2dog days 072215 6Thrice delayed by weather, the dogs of Red Bank finally had their first Dog Days of Summer meet-‘n-sniff of 2015 Wednesday evening. But the break in the recent heat wave did nothing to reduce the popularity of the kiddie-pool watering holes set out on a closed-to-traffic stretch of Monmouth Street.

The next edition of Dog Days is scheduled for August 18. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

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ON THE GREEN: WILTING TEMPS CONTINUE

heat map 072015 2.jpgHOT-TOPIC_01With peak temperatures in the low-to-mid 90s and high humidity levels, heat index levels were expected to hit 100 Monday afternoon for the second consecutive day, the National Weather Service forecast. The agency has a heat advisory for a broad region that includes the Greater Red Bank Green, advising residents to avoid outdoor exertion and take other precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses. (Click to enlarge)

RED BANK: FANTASTIC FRIDAY, AND THEN…

rb navesink 071715A stand-up paddler and some jet-skiers share our beautiful Navesink River on a relatively cool – mid-70s – and sunny summer day, as seen from a bench outside the Red Bank Public Library Friday afternoon.

The forecast for the weekend includes mostly cloudy skies Saturday and a return of sunshine Sunday, with peak temperatures in the high 80s, according to the National Weather Service. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

RUMSON, SEA BRIGHT: SCENES OF SUMMER

sb anchorage beach 071315rumson hedge 071315Anchorage Beach in Sea Bright beckoned some early heat-beaters Monday morning, while on Rumson Road in Rumson, a hedge-trimmer had his work cut out for him.

With daytime temperatures in the low 80s, it’s looking to be a hot, partly-cloudy-to-rainy couple of days before sunshine returns later in the week, according to the National Weather Service forecast (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

SEA BRIGHT: NEW SEASON ON DECK

sb sands decks 101214Stored in a parking lot beside the Shrewsbury River, cabana decks from the Sands Beach Club in Sea Bright – not to mention the crisp autumn air – signaled the inexorable march toward winter Sunday.

According to the National Weather Service, the Green is in for a somewhat overcast week, culminating in possibly heavy rain on Thursday, before turning sunny again Saturday and Sunday. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

 

SEA BRIGHT: SO LONG, SUMMER THRONGS

sh beaches 090114 2sb surfer 090114 1Beachgoers thronged the sands of Sandy Hook, above, and Sea Bright, right, on a hot, muggy Labor Day that marked the unofficial end of summer Monday. For locals, of course, a new season of free access to wide-open beaches begins.

More photos after the jump… (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

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SUMMER 2014: GONE FISHIN’

rb fishing 082614Under sunny skies, an unidentified boater fished the blue waters of our beautiful Navesink River near the Route 35 Cooper Bridge Tuesday. A boatload of sunshine fills the forecast through Saturday, with Sunday expected to be partly sunny and Labor Day giving summer a mostly cloudy goodbye, according to to the National Weather Service. (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)

RED BANK: WAGGING DOG DAYS GOODBYE

081914rbdogs9081914 rbdogs8Call it doggie speed dating or just a canine social, but the season-ending edition of Dog Days of Summer on Monmouth Street in Red Bank once again brought out man’s best friend by the dozens Tuesday night. We’ve got more photos just through the dog door below.

Another mixer, Halloween-themed, is tentatively planned for late October. We’ll post details when we have them.   (Photos by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge)

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RED BANK: WHICH SHADE DO YOU PREFER?

rb painter 081414A corner of a building on Monmouth Street in Red Bank displayed sample colors as painter Joe Buonacquista worked last Thursday. We’ll have shades of blue overhead Monday, with partly sunny skies and temperatures peaking at about 79 degrees according to the National Weather Service. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)