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GHOST TOURS ADD DEATHLY CHILL TO STROLL
Tour guide Bill Normyle tells a group about the Dublin House’s infamous Mrs. Patterson, a ghost known for locking doors to make her presence known. (Photo by Stacie Fanelli. Click toContinue reading "GHOST TOURS ADD DEATHLY CHILL TO STROLL"
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BIG WEEKEND FOR FIRE BUFFS
Liberty Hose Company’s first motorized fire truck debuted in the 1910s. (Click to enlarge)  By STACIE FANELLI When the Navesink Hook & Ladder Company Number 1 formed in 1872, fire hydrantsContinue reading "BIG WEEKEND FOR FIRE BUFFS"
IN FAIR HAVEN, A FANTASY WORLD ON RAILS
Railroad gardener Michael Humphreys could easily crush a dozen buildings if he were to lie across his “grown-ups’ playground.” (Photos by Stacie Fanelli. Click to enlarge.) By STACIE FANELLI In MichaelContinue reading "IN FAIR HAVEN, A FANTASY WORLD ON RAILS"
REMEMBERING RIYADHNA
A crowd of hundreds applauded a performance of “The Greatest Love of All” at a candlelight vigil in memory of Riyadhna Farrow. (Photos by Stacie Fanelli. Click to enlarge.) By STACIEContinue reading "REMEMBERING RIYADHNA"
Butt-sniffing and friendly licking: all the cool pups are doing it. (Video by Stacie Fanelli. Click to enlarge.) By STACIE FANELLI Reservations for the ritziest, most exclusive party in Little SilverContinue reading "DOGS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN"
THAT’S THUMB BUSINESS THEY’VE GOT THERE
A sample flip book – played through three times – by Flipping Fun, which has opened a studio in Red Bank.  By STACIE FANELLI Dance a jig, kiss a lover, do theContinue reading "THAT’S THUMB BUSINESS THEY’VE GOT THERE"
SEA BRIGHT: AMA TAKES IT TO THE BEACH
Chef Chuck Lesbirel (left) gets some assistance from Pat Trama prepping artichokes and baby beets for Friday night’s opening of Ama Ristorante in Sea Bright. (Photo by Stacie Fanelli. ClickContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: AMA TAKES IT TO THE BEACH"
Red Bank and Shrewsbury honored the victims of the 9/11 attacks Tuesday night, particularly four of their own. (Video and photos by Stacie Fanelli.) In Riverside Gardens Park, the RedContinue reading "‘AS LONG AS WE’RE ALIVE’"
COLORFUL FUN FOR KIDS ON MONMOUTH
Marissa Porskievies squirts a sampling of primary colors into a palette at her store’s “paint station.” (Photo by Stacie Fanelli. Click to enlarge.) By STACIE FANELLI Marissa Porskievies envisions her newContinue reading "COLORFUL FUN FOR KIDS ON MONMOUTH"
IN RED BANK, ‘MEDICATED’ AND UNCENSORED
A camera crew with HowardTV On Demand, Howard Stern’s uncensored cable channel, spent Tuesday in the Red Bank Public Library and on the streets of town with resident Peter McHeffey,Continue reading "IN RED BANK, ‘MEDICATED’ AND UNCENSORED"
YAKERS OVER THE MOON ABOUT PADDLING
When the moon isn’t busy waxing and waning, it plays host to the Exit 109 Yakers‘ monthly celebration of the sport of kayaking. The group, which comprises both newcomers lookingContinue reading "YAKERS OVER THE MOON ABOUT PADDLING"
ALL SETTLED AFTER CAR FLIP
A black GMC Envoy overturned in Red Bank on Thursday at about 11:30 a.m. at the intersection of Madison and Branch avenues. Sgt. Mike Furlong was headed to Riverview MedicalContinue reading "ALL SETTLED AFTER CAR FLIP"
FILM BUFFS LIKE IT HOT
More than 50 people showed up in Red Bank’s Riverside Gardens park Tuesday night for Shore Flicks’ final installment of the summer, “Some Like it Hot” (with Marilyn Monroe, JackContinue reading "FILM BUFFS LIKE IT HOT"
CLASSES KEEP IT FRESH AT LUNCH BREAK
Cooking instructor Roseanne Monroe shows her cooking class the dragon fruit she picked up at the market to use as an artistic element in a dish. (Photos by Stacie Fanelli.Continue reading "CLASSES KEEP IT FRESH AT LUNCH BREAK"
ROWING INTO THEIR FUTURES
Akin Gaddis’s fellow Pool School participants look on as he works on basic rowing techniques using a simulator before heading into the Navesink for the real deal. (Photos by StacieContinue reading "ROWING INTO THEIR FUTURES"
SMITH FANS UNITE, INCHING TOWARD STASH
Fans waited in line as long as 10 hours with Kevin Smith books, films and artwork to be signed by their hero. Below, actor Jason Mewes, trailed by a videoContinue reading "SMITH FANS UNITE, INCHING TOWARD STASH"
ROCKING ‘N ROLLING ON THE RIVER
Aboard the Kemosabe, the Moroccan Sheepherders played a concert to an armada of fans bobbing in Blossom Cove on the Middletown side of the Navesink Saturday. (Photos by Stacie Fanelli.Continue reading "ROCKING ‘N ROLLING ON THE RIVER"
GETTING JAZZY FOR JOHNNY JAZZ
Red Bank’s jazz royalty gathered in an unassuming pocket park at Shrewsbury Avenue and Drs. James Parker Boulevard Friday night as the Al Wright Unit, above, the Chuck Lambert BandContinue reading "GETTING JAZZY FOR JOHNNY JAZZ"
FIRED UP FOR THE FAIR HAVEN FAIR
There’s just enough room to squeeze between the rides and booths that pack the grounds of the Fire Haven firehouse for the annual Firemen’s Fair, touted as the largest suchContinue reading "FIRED UP FOR THE FAIR HAVEN FAIR"
OLD FRIENDS ROCK THE BLOCK
Generations of  former and present Red Bank residents gathered on Drs. James Parker Boulevard over Saturday for a block-party style “family reunion,” complete with street fair food, jewelry for sale andContinue reading "OLD FRIENDS ROCK THE BLOCK"
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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.
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.