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IN oRBit: FROM BCC TO SALTY SEA

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As promised, today’s edition of Red Bank oRBit has a full interview with Siobhan Fallon Hogan, the familiar film/ TV actress (and Rumson mom) who’s soon to start filming a new project with Jennifer Aniston, at locations that are set to include Monmouth Park Racetrack.

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Before that, however, Siobhan has a little treat in store for hometurf audiences: a first look at The Salty Sea PTA, a one-woman/ ten-characters show that the writer and star will be presenting for just two performances only at Two River Theater this weekend. We talk to the busy parent and performer about the real-life origins of the show — and settle once and for all the burning question of which town Salty Sea is standing in for!

That’s hardly the only piece of original theater drawn from Jersey Shore lore, however. Down at  Brookdale Community College‘s satellite facility in Long Branch, BCC faculty member Darrell Lawrence Willis is getting ready to present the second annual Juneteenth Urban Arts Festival, a six-day celebration of African American words and music that features the contributions of, among many others, Frank Talk‘s Gilda Rogers and the cheerfully ubiquitous Lorraine Stone. Only oRBit brings you the full rundown on the schedule of events — along with a sneak peek at Ivory for Ebony, a new domestic drama (by Kevin Eugene Franklin of Long Branch) set against the Asbury Park riots of 1968.

From city streets on fire to a private-school bake sale, Red Bank oRBit saves you a seat, right on the aisle!

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TUB TIME
RED BANK: A sparrow waits for the next available dirt tub while two others take their Sunday baths. (Click for video.)
CHECK IT OUT
A bench outside the Red Bank Public Library provided a serene view of our beautiful Navesink River Monday evening.
WAYWARD SLIM JIM
Anybody lose a Slim Jim? A “Sweet Mild O’ Mine” flavor Slim Jim was seen left unattended on this mailbox on Mechanic Stree ...
YAPPY TOGETHER
RED BANK: Look for this cutie pie, named Sacramento, at Yappy Hour on Broadwalk Saturday. He's looking for a new home.
YELLOW RAINCOAT DAY
On a rainy May morning, the only golden sight on Broad Street this morning were the matching raincoats of Eileen and her dog Benny.
STOP. JUST STOP.
RED BANK: For those who don't get the meaning of a stop sign, crossing guard Diane Johnson amplifies the message with some colorful outfits. ...
RECORDS SKIP INTO TOWN
RED BANK: Devotees of vinyl records expected to drop needle at Broad and Mechanic Saturday. Here's why.
Feline fortunes on Monmouth Street
Christopher Russell and feline pal Princess take in some fresh air on a warm May night Thursday in the doorway of Gina’s Psychic Bouti ...
GOING UP?
RED BANK: Public Library will be closed Friday for the start of elevator construction. (Click for more.)
TREEBIRTH
RED BANK: Replacement of nine trees gets underway on South Street, where a wholesale removal angered residents last September. (Click for mo ...
RIVERSIDE FLOW
New Jersey Flow Arts brings together jugglers, poi spinners, hoopers and more weekly in Riverside Gardens Park.
Honeybee swarm carted away
Beekeeper Tanya Ptak of Ptak’s Apiary inspects a swarm of honeybees that chose a flower pot in the courtyard of Red Bank Primary Schoo ...
BELOVED POISONED DOG PHOTO SURFACES
   
THREE ON TOUR
RED BANK: Three borough sites will participate in a weekend of self-guided tours of 52 historic locations in Monmouth County May 4 & 5.
VOLUNTEERS GET INTO THE WEEDS
Toting plastic trash bags, 51 volunteers conducted a walking litter cleanup on Red Bank's West Side Saturday.
“IT’S A PARTY AT WAWA!”
You wish you could vibe like Brian, who lives on the other side of Hubbard’s Bridge. He caught redbankgreen’s attention in Red B ...
POPE OKS ORATORY
RED BANK: St. Anthony of Padua obtains papal approval to establish Oratory of St. Philip Neri, a community of priests and brothers devoted t ...
RED BANK: NEW MURAL BRIGHTENS CORNER
RED BANK: Lunch Break founder Norma Todd is depicted in a mural painted this week on the front of the newly renovated social service agency.
TULIPS TOGETHER
Spring tulips taking in the sunset outside the Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank Monday evening.
RIVER RANGERS RETURN
River Rangers, a summer canoeing program offered by the Navesink Maritime Heritage Association, returns this summer for up to 20 participa ...