Aurora donohueAurora Donohue finds something she likes at a Paint the Town Pink sale table outside the Broadway Diner on Saturday.

Paint the Town Pink got off to a slippery start Saturday, with sporadic drizzles and showers into early afternoon before the day settled into a mix of sun and clouds.

The weather forecast for Sunday, alas, is not too encouraging.

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Pink bank aristonOwner George Galanti and stylist Olga Natsis of Ariston Hair Design hang a pink heart-shaped boa in the salon’s window on Broad Street Friday to mark “Paint the Town Pink” week in Red Bank.

The third annual “shop, dine, pledge” drive in support of breast cancer awareness kicks off today with numerous stores and eateries offering discounts and goodies.

See the “Pink Bank” website for a full schedule of events.

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Megan watchPhotographers for the Asbury Park Press and the New York Post were the last  holdouts Thursday afternoon outside the home of Megan McAllister.

For nearly two weeks, they camped out just off Rumson Road in Little Silver, an army of reporters, photographers and TV camera operators doing the noble work of the Fourth Estate: watching a house.

Their goal has been an interview with or photograph of Megan McAllister, the former fiancé of Philip Markoff, the alleged Craigslist murderer.

Yesterday, the media herd thinned considerably. A Fox News van was pulling away just as redbankgreen arrived at mid-afternoon, leaving a pair of die-hard photographers — one from the Asbury Park Press, the other from the New York Post.

This morning, the Press had a reporter on the scene. Nearby, in a car, was a different photographer for the Post.

redbankgreen hadn’t come to participate in Megan Watch 2009. No, we were there to find out why, given their failure to get what they’d come for, not to mention the rate at which newspapers are are being swamped in red ink, any media was still haunting Rustic Terrace.

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Noworbiting_iconHaving already whetted your appetite with features this week on Martin Short, Roger McGuinn, Paint the Town Pink, M Shanghai String Band and the
return of the Red Bank International Film Festival, today’s edition of Red Bank oRBit fires up
the grill for some more smokin’ stuff going on right in our own back yard.

DavidJoThere’s Friday’s presentation of Writers in the Raw at the Count Basie Theatre,
where a motley group of musical talents (including the redoubtable David
, pictured) assemble for a once-in-a-lifetime set of songs and
stories. We got the story, too, straight from producer Gordon Brown.

On Saturday, we alert you to the latest in what may well be a bloody
successful series of Asbury Park Zombie Walk — but are we the only ones who
noticed the awkward pairing of this so-called “viral outbreak” with the
South-of-the-Border theme for the city’s concurrent First Saturday event?

Finally, on Sunday, it’s time to take the sea air with the dedicated runners of the
New Jersey Marathon in Long Branch — where frequent oRBiter (and Jersey
Shore Running Club officer) Laura Schneider stands prepared to pass out
orange slices to grateful marathoners.

We’ve got you covered, day and night,
indoors and out — all this weekend in Red Bank oRBit.

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Continuing its quest to promote local yard sales, redbankgreen today has word of one in the Fairview section of Middletown scheduled for this weekend.

date: Sat, May 2nd

time: 10a to 3p

location: 40 Stephenville Boulevard

rain date: Sun, May 3rd same time

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