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LITTLE SILVER: ROBERT SICKLES SR. DIES

bob sickles sr. 042208Robert Sickles Sr. riding his cherished 1948 John Deere MT tractor in 2008. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

Robert Sickles Sr., the patriarch of a family farm in Little Silver that traces its agricultural roots back more than three centuries, died “peacefully at his home” Monday, according to an obituary posted by Thompson Funeral Home in Red Bank Wednesday.

He was 92 years old.

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LITTLE SILVER: TWOFER SALE AT SICKLES?

Little silver NJ accident Little silver NJ accident No one was injured, police said, when a Mercedes SUV and a sedan wound up in the same parking space, one atop the other, at Sickles Market in Little Silver shortly after noon Friday.

Volunteer firefighters from Little Silver and Red Bank were on the scene, working to separate the vehicles, which had a light pole pinned between them. Police were investigating the cause of the accident. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

RED BANK: SICKLES ENTERING LIQUOR BIZ

With a ’boutique’ liquor store now part of the plan, Sickles Market Provisions will take the entire first floor of the former Anderson Storage building on Monmouth Street. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

After a century-plus of operation, Little Silver-based Sickles Market will get into the liquor business when opens its new store in Red Bank, redbankgreen has learned.

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RED BANK: SICKLES BREWS BOOSKERDOO DEAL

The Anderson Storage building, where ‘Sickles Market Provisions’ plans to occupy the ground floor. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

Sickles Market, the Little Silver grocer that traces its roots back 350 years, has partnered with the fast-growing Booskerdoo coffee-shop chain on its planned foray into Red Bank, the two companies announced Tuesday.

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RED BANK: SICKLES TO OPEN WEST SIDE STORE

anderson bldg 040616 3Sickles Market plans to lease nearly the entire first floor of the Anderson Storage building, seen here looking south on Bridge Avenue. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

HOT-TOPIC_03Sickles Market, the Little Silver farm market that traces its roots back 350 years, is planning to open a second store in Red Bank’s former Anderson storage building, redbankgreen has learned.

Store owner Bob Sickles told redbankgreen on Wednesday that his company plans to lease nearly all of the 8,000-square-foot ground floor of a building that will have three upper stories of offices.

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LITTLE SILVER: SICKLES

SicklesTrifectaJersey-fresh tomatoes, corn and peaches is the main attraction Thursday as Sickles Market celebrates 350 years of farming in the Garden State with a public-welcome community BBQ.  

HOT-TOPIC_03In the event that you missed out on the hoopla last year, New Jersey celebrated its 350th anniversary – and on Thursday, Little Silver’s landmark Sickles Market marks its long agricultural history in the Garden State with a summer BBQ extravaganza that spotlights three colorful guests of honor.

Those welcome visitors are the “fabulous and famous summer trifecta” of Jersey corn, tomatoes and peaches, and between the hours of 5 and 8 p.m., they’ll be the center of attention at a public-welcome event that boasts a full barbecue menu, live music by the Danjos, kids’ activities and a gamut of get-acquainted tasting opportunities by a bevy of local food producers and vendors.

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ARTISTS WANTED FOR SICKLES WEEKEND

Lorna WeberLorna Weber takes part in a past edition of the annual Artists Weekend at Sickles Market. Event organizers are seeking creative people for the event, which returns to the Little Silver landmark on September 20 and 21. (photo by Wil Fulton)

Press release from Sickles Market

As sure a signifier of fall as colorful gourds and plump pumpkins, the annual Artists Weekend at Sickles Market brings together  a group of the community’s most creative neighbors in an unusual but artist-friendly environment: the tropical greenhouse at the Little Silver landmark. Scheduled for the hours of 11 am to 3 pm on Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21, the highly anticipated event welcomes the return of past participants — and invites locally based artists in a variety of media to take part for the first time.

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LITTLE SILVER: MIND YOUR RIND AT SICKLES

sickles cheese caitlinCheesemonger Caitlin O’Neill will be leading a series of cheese classes in the Sickles Market greenhouse. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge)

By JIM WILLIS

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When Caitlin O’Neill, cheesemonger at Sickles Market in Little Silver, tells PieHole that cheese consumption and cheese buying is not as cultivated in our country as it is in European countries, we’re not surprised.

Our national cheese — the rubbery Day-Glo orange square that serves as the perfect creamy foil to the tang of a few slices of pork roll — undeniably lacks the character and terroir of a nice sheep’s milk cheese from Spain.

O’Neill wants to help her customers understand what they might be missing out on.

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FAIR HAVEN: NEW FOOD MARKET OPENS

Before carving out a career with the likes of Balducci’s and Gourmet Garage, BFF Market’s Tony Balderose, below, spent years in the telecom industry. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

Now open in Fair Haven: Balderose Fine Foods, an upmarket deli taking the space formerly occupied by Gourmet Picnic bakery at Fair Haven Road and River Road.

Branded BFF Market, the shop is the creation of Tony Balderose, who expects his decade-plus experience in serving Manhattan’s finicky foodies have prepared him to compete with the likes of Brennan’s Deli in Rumson and Sickles Market in Little Silver.

 

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SICKLES ART SHOW WARMS THE WEEKEND

Lorna Weber working on a pastel in the greenhouse. Below, woodturner Bruce Perlmutter at his lathe. (Photo by Wil Fulton. Click to enlarge)

By WIL FULTON

On a chilly weekend in mid-February, Sickles Market in Little Silver opened its greenhouse to local artists, giving them a lush, open – and perhaps most importantly, warm  – space to showcase their work.

redbankgreen caught up with some the area’s painters, sculptors and photographers Sunday to get their views on why the yearly event is so important to local artists.

Bruce Perlmutter, a woodturner from Red Bank, specializes in intricate wooden bowls and other pieces he cuts exclusively out of wood he salvages. Many of the wooden sculptures on display were made from wood he picked up in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

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SICKLES PLANS FOODIE JUNKET TO SICILY


By JOHN T. WARD

After more than 350 years of rather quiet contentment in Little Silver, Sickles Market is taking it to the old country.

The market, whose roots on the same Rumson Road property date back to a farm started in 1660, is organizing an October tour of gardens, cheese-making shops, olive pressers and other artisanal food producers on the Italian island.

For $6,000 per person, up to 12 travelers will get to indulge in “an exclusive insider’s culinary and cultural view of Italy,” says says Kirsty Dougherty, who was hired recently as Sickles’ director of tourism training..

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ART IN BLOOM, AT SICKLES

artist-day-laurie-ruggeri-2010-smallerArtist Laurie Ruggeri of Middletown vends her wares in a cozy greenhouse setting during last year’s Artist Weekend at Sickles Market.

While the weather may have turned a corner for the time being, the world outside on the greater ‘green is still something of a study in bare trees, washed-out watercolors and soot-stained snow heaps.

Inside the greenhouse of Sickles Market, however, it’s a bloom of life and color, courtesy of an array of spring flowers and the “abundant local talent” on display during the Little Silver landmark’s annual Artist Day weekend.

This weekend, a panoply of painters, photographers, sculptors, sketchers, jewelry/ accessory artisans and even finessors of “found objects” will be showing off their stuff in a free stroll-thru bazaar of things to see and buy.

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SAY CHEESE: SICKLES SHINES IN NYTIMES

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Sickles Farm Market in Little Silver got some lovin’ this weekend as one of four specialty grocers called out in an article in the New Jersey section of Sunday’s New York Times.

Dovetailing off the opening of a Fairway store in Paramus later this month, the Times pops in on that Manhattan refugee and three others: Eden Gourmet in South Orange (which opened last May); Zeytinia in Oakland; and Sickles, now early in its second century of operation as a market.

Sickles, says author Kelly Feeney, has a “country chic feel” under the
stewardship of third-generation owner Bob Sickles, Jr., who began
offering obscure goodies like Marcona almonds from Spain and Madagascar
dark chocolate in the 1990s in response to a growing exurban clientele

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RED BANK: ANDERSON ‘EVOLUTION’ ROLLS ON

The former Anderson Storage building, above. Below, Chris Cole in the space being readied for Glen Goldbaum’s Lambs & Wolves salon.(Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

With the opening last week week of Sickles Market and Booskerdoo, Red Bank’s Anderson Storage building has all but completed a transformation in the works for almost two decades.

But for developer Chris Cole, who oversaw the project, it’s just another day at the office.

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RED BANK: WATCH YOUR VEGGIES GROW


A two-level cluster of shipping containers is planned for the triangular center of the parking lot at the newly remodeled Anderson Building. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

hot topic red bank njShoppers at the food market planned for Red Bank’s Anderson Building will soon be able to watch some of their produce growing in a shipping container in the parking lot, its owner says.

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RED BANK: PLANNING AND ZONING AGENDAS

The planning board is scheduled to resume its hearing on a proposed new building at 96-98 West Front Street, at the corner of Maple Avenue. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

Red Bank’s planning board may decide Monday night whether to allow a developer to replace two vacant buildings at a major downtown intersection with a new four-story structure overlooking the Navesink River.

And on Thursday, the zoning board takes up a host of changes sought by the landlord for the Sickles Market Provisions store now under construction.

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TOWN NEWS, WITH A BIT OF CHEESE

Samantha_lee_2_1207Samantha ‘Sam’ Lee at Fair Haven borough hall

By LINDA G. RASTELLI

Samantha ‘Sam’ Lee knows from customer service. She’s tended the fresh farmhouse cheeses at London luxury purveyor Harrods and assembled gift baskets at Sickles Market.

But if Fair Haven residents have recently noticed that their town newsletter is brimming with helpful information and the borough website makes other towns’ sites look like fossils from a predigital age, they may not be aware that it’s Lee who’s behind this transformation.

Lee combines her understanding of customer service and her analytical problem-solving skills — no doubt honed by her two law degrees (one is undergraduate, she patiently explains for those unfamiliar with the British university system) — to municipal government, a place not exactly famous for innovation.

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UM, TRY NOT TO BREAK THE CORK

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“We got it for twelve grand,” Ralph Marra shouted into his cellphone. “Just me and you!”

Marra, of Rumson, had a finger in one ear as he struggled to hear over the celebratory din within the Sickles Market greenhouse last Friday night. On the other end of the call was his pal, Greg Matzel, of Colts Neck.

What Marra and Matzel had just paid $12,000 for at auction was a night out with six guests in the wine cellar of Rumson’s Brian Pasch. On the menu: a dinner catered by Restaurant Nicholas and 13 bottles of Harlan Estate wine from Pasch’s collection. The wine alone had a retail value of close to $6,000.

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WINE-CRAWL AUCTION ACTION

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What a terrific idea for a fundraiser.

First, gather a couple of hundred well-heeled folks in blue jeans in the greenhouse at Sickles Market in Little Silver.

Hold a series of silent auctions for bottles of fine wine and gourmet foods as a warm-up.

Then, auction off “wine crawl” dinners, at which some of this region’s finest private wine cellars are thrown open, chefs from some of the best area restaurants provide signature dishes, and the winning bidders get limousined from one stop to the next in a head-spinning moveable feast.

Stand back. These folks will be waving their wallets and elbowing each other aside for a shot at the primo vino.

According to spokeswoman Karen Irvine, last year’s installment of the Sickles Market Wine & Cheese Tasting and Fundraiser “was a sort of quasi garage sale of the upper oenophile stratosphere” in which the crawls accounted for $9,000 of the $45,000 raised.

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RED BANK: TEACHERS, VEEP GET SPOTLIGHT

Red Bank teachers Carol Boehm, left, and Kristen Maiello with nurse Cathy Reardon, right. (Photo by Red Bank Borough Schools. Click to enlarge.)

[Press release from Red Bank Borough Schools Superintendent Jared Rumage]

 

In March of 2020, we were preparing to celebrate several incredible educators but the health pandemic and ensuing school closure forced us to hit the pause button. Of course, late is better than never and these educators deserve to be recognized for the outstanding work they do for our students. Each exemplifies the “Red Bank Borough is Best in America” (#RBBisBIA) mindset, which is deeply rooted in our school district’s culture. We strive to be the Best In America so we can be certain we are the Best for Red Bank. Moreover, we all know an organization is only as strong as its people. Luckily, here in Red Bank we have some distinguished exemplars.

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RED BANK: OLD BRICK BUILDINGS REVIVED

red bank nest 32 mechanic 112119 2The facade of Nest, at 32 Mechanic Street, the former Independent Engine firehouse. Below, Bottles by Sickles anchors an addition to the former Anderson Storage Building. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

RED BANK bottles by sickles 200 monmouth st.Two red brick buildings with deep roots in Red Bank have begun new lives in recent days – with assists from Brooklyn and Seattle.

One is the landmark Anderson Storage Building near the train station, where a wine shop owned by Sickles Market opened Sunday. And the former Independent Engine Company house on Mechanic Street is now home to a retail furniture store.

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RED BANK: GREGORY Q&A

red bank nj allison gregoryAllison Gregory. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

, ELECTION 2019

Red Bank voters will choose two council members for three-year terms in the November 5 election.

On the ballot are incumbent Democrats Kathy Horgan and Erik Yngstrom and Republican challengers Allison Gregory and Jonathan Maciel Penney.

redbankgreen sent all candidates written questions. Here are Gregory’s responses.

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