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RED BANK: A DASH OF COLOR AND EDGY CHEER

red-bank-saxum-elf-121318-1-500x375-5410426red-bank-saxum-elf-121318-3-220x165-4873492Adding a splash of color to a gray December day, a 12-foot-tall Santa’s elf surveyed Broad Street in Red Bank from the parapet of the Vault Thursday afternoon.

#TheSaxumElf will be on the move in coming days, popping up at Saxum Real Estate’s other property holdings in New Jersey, including two more in Red Bank, a spokesman tells redbankgreen.

Whatever edgy cheer Santa’s helper might bring will be appreciated, as the coming weekend will be gray and damp, according to the National Weather ServiceCheck out the extended forecast below. (Photos by John T. Ward.  Click to enlarge.)

Friday

A chance of rain, mainly after 5pm. Patchy fog before 1pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 52. Southeast wind 8 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday Night
Rain, mainly after 7pm. Patchy fog. Low around 43. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Saturday
Rain. Patchy fog. High near 49. Northeast wind 6 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Saturday Night
Rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 39. Northeast wind 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Sunday
Rain. High near 44. Northeast wind 15 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Sunday Night
A chance of rain before 2am, then a chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 46.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 29.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 37.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 26.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 41.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 31.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 46.
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TAR BEACH SOLSTICE
Aldo Quiroz of Ocean Township came ready with his beach chair and found a shady spot to spend his lunch hour in a parking lot off Broad Stre ...
GOING GREY
Workers painting the stone facade of the PNC Bank at the corner of Broad and Harding Thursday morning. An upgrade? Maybe it’s just pri ...
COFFEE & WILDLIFE
RED BANK: The best wildlife show in town can be taken in from a waterfront bench outside the public library, and it's totally free.
FAWNING OVER HER BABY
A mother deer and her fawn were spotted between a row of garages on Hudson Avenue and some trees alongside the Broad Street parking lots. Re ...
EVENING ESCAPE
RED BANK: Sailors in Monmouth Boat Club's weekly racing series found tranquil conditions on the Navesink River Tuesday evening.
PEAK COLOR ON BROAD
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RED BANK: FAIRIES MOVE IN ON WHITE STREET
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TRAINING UNDER FIRE
RED BANK: Volunteer firefighters train to cut into pitched roofs under active fire conditions.
“SUPERMOM” WANTS YOUR VOTE
Business owner. Dyed in the wool, lifelong Red Banker. Mother of six. Yup, seems like Anita Pierce does it all. In other words, she’s ...
SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS
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MOVIES VIA LIBRARY
RED BANK: Public Library now offers members access to streaming movies via Kanopy, with some 30,000 titles and tons of content for kids.
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WHAT TO WEAR?
RED BANK: Dressmakers' mannequins appeared to mull what to wear as they looked down on Monmouth Street last week.
SYMPHONY RETURNS JUNE 29
RED BANK: An annual crowd pleaser returns June 29 with a free concert in Marine Park by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, RiverCenter said ...
Heard on the Green
Heard on the Green
DUCK RESCUE EFFORT
Duckling rescue attempt underway in sewer at East Front and Broad, 10:29 a.m.
HOUSING CRUNCH
Demolition begins for new apartments at Globe Court and Mechanic Street.
FEELING SNAPPY
      Snapping Turtles come ashore to lay their eggs this time of year and are a common site along the Swimming River waterfr ...
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.