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FAIR HAVEN: CLEMENTINE CYCLING TAKES OFF

Just three days after opening, Clementine’s early morning classes, like the 10:15 above, were nearly full. (Photo by Danielle Tepper. Click to enlarge.)

By DANIELLE TEPPER

Effie Drossman was a Wall Street trader when she fell in love with stationary cycling.

“It was 20 years ago,” she said. “I took my first spin class and I was hooked. Trading was stressful and it became the one thing that could get me focused and in the zone. It was my time.”

Two decades later, Drossman’s passion for cycling became the basis of a new business venture with the opening last week of Clementine Cycling Studio at 611 River Road in Fair Haven.

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RUMSON TEEN’S A HALLOWEEN ANGEL

abby_shawThey say that a person’s choice of Halloween costume reflects a lot about who they are on the inside — but while Abby Shaw doesn’t appear at first glance to be sporting an angel’s wings or a superhero’s cape, the 13 year old Rumson resident has figuratively suited up each of the past five Halloween seasons, on a do-good mission of her own devising.

Since the fall of 2011, during her days as a fourth grader at Forrestdale School, Abby has operated her own charitable enterprise, through which she collects donated Halloween costumes and distributes them to area kids in need.

Five years on, Abby’s Costumes for Kids Collection may not rank among the world’s most internationally recognizable nonprofit entities — but the smiles that have resulted from one kid’s hard work and positive energy have cured many cases of the trick-or-treat blues, and shown how a deceptively simple idea can capture a community’s imagination.

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RUMSON KIDS SHARE TALENTS AT ART SHOW

Deane Porter art showAppreciating the creations at the Deane-Porter School Art Show are second-graders Clementine and Clara Lilley (left to right).

Press release from Rumson School District

Talented students shared their finest creations at the Deane-Porter School Art Show on the evening of May 13, when art lovers young and old were treated to an exhibit featuring brilliant work from all students in Kindergarten as well as first, second, and third grades.

The works of art included Monet-inspired landscapes, cool color penguins, symmetrical butterflies, crazy pumpkins, self-portraits as king or queen, and texture trees (Kindergarten); Chinese New Year dragons, Kandinsky-inspired concentric hearts, painted and printed weaving, and snowman with percolator app (First Grade); coil pots, Kachina masks, Audubon-inspired cardinals, and Faith Ringgold cityscapes (Second Grade); slab pottery, Greek columns, and Matisse-inspired landscapes (Third Grade).

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FAIR HAVEN: FITNESS, FASHION AND FLOWERS

lisa tave 052915Lisa Tave shows off the gym bag she created, which gave rise to her new shop of the same name: Physhion. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

Fair Haven’s quaint downtown saw the debuts of a pair of fresh retail faces last month:

Physhion, a boutique specializing in workout wear that doubles as all-day clothing.

• The Pink Peony, a flowers-and-gifts shop that also offers party-planning services.

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LITTLE SILVER: GIRLS IN THE GREENHOUSE

girls nightPress release from Sickles Market

Need a new quick hair up do? A fresh fitness workout? A new look for your deck? Or just a fun night out with your BFFs with great wines and delicious food? It’s been a cruel winter. Sign up now for Sickles Market’s annual “Girls Night Out,” an evening of wine, food, fitness tips and fun that offers advice and interactive workshops for a vivacious lifestyle.

Going on between 7 to 9 pm on Friday, March 20, the event offers a chance to see the latest in spring fashion and fitness trends, learn more about gardening and custom potting, while sipping premium wines donated by Rumson Wine and Spirits in the midst of a beautiful greenhouse brimming with colorful, fragrant flowers. Attendees can listen and learn from local beauty and health experts (and Sickles Market’s garden specialists) while enjoying tasty selections made by the Sickles kitchen and other fine food purveyors. There’s also a chance to dance, to the musical skills of DJ Jake from Affair 2 Remember.

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CHURN: CABANA 19, BIKE SHOP GO TANDEM

kristen winters 102114Kristen Winters in the expansion space of her store, Cabana 19. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

retail churn smallTwo young Red Bank businesses are in an expansive mood these days, doubling their leasing commitments.

Kristen Winters, who opened women’s clothing boutique Cabana 19 on White Street just 16 months ago, has busted through a wall to take over space vacated this month by Rare Breed Sneakers.

And bike dealer Jonathan Erdelyi is setting up an outpost for his West Front Street-based Red Bicycle Studio in Fair Haven.

Those and more Churnings right after the jump…

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FAIR HAVEN: FUEL FITNESS FULFILLS A DREAM

Men are welcome, but… (Photo by Alexis Orlacchio. Click to enlarge)

By ALEXIS ORLACCHIO

Behind the bright orange front door of Fuel Fitness on River Road in Fair Haven is a clean, one-room studio offering a peaceful atmosphere in which to work out. The camaraderie and easy conversation between instructors and students almost makes the studio feel like a best friend’s living room.

It’s the kind of place that Jennifer Kane has wanted for years, and last month, she “finally took a leap of faith and did it,” she said, opening Fuel Fitness.

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