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RED BANK: LIBRARY KICKS OFF CENTENNIAL
RED BANK: Dozens of supporters gather to kick off the Red Bank Public Library's centennial as a "public" institution.
Remember: Nothing makes a Red Bank friend happier than to hear "I saw you on Red Bank Green!"
RED BANK: LIBRARY PHOTO CONTEST RETURNS
RED BANK: Library accepting submissions for third annual "Red Bank: Always Beautiful" photo and video contest. Here's how to enter.
FAIR HAVEN: Amid an exponential increase in positive tests for COVID-19, borough hall and library return to remote access.
RED BANK: PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS
RED BANK: Borough public library announces winners of second annual "Red Bank: Always Beautiful" contest.
RED BANK: LIBRARY REOPENS, WITH LIMITS
RED BANK: Public library begins easing pandemic restrictions with resumption of in-person services, by appointment, for up to an hour per visit.
RED BANK: LIBRARY NIXES LATE FINES
RED BANK: Late getting that book or DVD back to the public library? Not to worry. Fines for overdue materials are now a relic of the past.
RED BANK: LIBRARY SETS PARTIAL REOPENING
RED BANK: Public library, closed since start of pandemic, plans a partial reopening Monday, with limits on number of patrons and more.
RED BANK: LIBRARY HOSTS PHOTO CONTEST
RED BANK: Library hosts a photo and video contest titled "Red Bank: Always Beautiful." Here's what you need to know to enter.
RED BANK: CENSUS PARTICIPATION URGED
RED BANK: Complete Count Committee makes the case for all borough residents to complete Census questionnaire.
RED BANK: CENSUS HELP AT THE LIBRARY
RED BANK: Public library to offer assistance in completing the U.S. Census questionnaire from March 12 to 20.
RED BANK: Library trustees embark on five-year strategic plan update, starting with public survey of attitudes and input on services.
RED BANK: LIBRARY DIRECTOR CHECKS OUT
RED BANK: Elizabeth McDermott checks out as library director and gets a proclamation; Barbara Pickell named interim director.
RED BANK: LIBRARY DIRECTOR TO RETIRE
RED BANK: After a career pivot, a tumultuous chapter and the restoration of calm, library director McDermott announces plan to retire.
RUMSON: ACTOR HELPS MAKE A BOOK ‘SCENE’
RUMSON: Busy actor Siobhan Fallon Hogan adds 'co-author' to her résumé. She and collaborator Lori Oakes will debut their new kid's book at the Oceanic Library.
ON THE GREEN: BOOMER, BEACH, BOOKS, BUCS
ON THE GREEN: An End of Summer Party on the Hook, a BBQ kickoff for RBR's football Bucs, a roof-raising celebration for Oceanic Library and a Garmany fundraiser featuring Boomer Esiason and other NFL greats are on tap for the post-holiday nights ahead.
SHREWSBURY: “GAS MONEY” GETS HIM HERE
Author Troy Lewis makes a GAS MONEY pitstop at the county library's Eastern Branch, in a Saturday afternoon appearance.
SEA BRIGHT: ALL-WELCOME WEEKEND AT UMC
Sea Bright United Methodist is the place to be this weekend for the official dedication of the relocated Sea Bright Public Library on Saturday, plus a Christmas Cantata and freeContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: ALL-WELCOME WEEKEND AT UMC"
The Red Bank Public Library is conducting a survey to help shape a strategic plan and the future of the institution. Input is welcome from frequent users, occasional visitors andContinue reading "RED BANK: LIBRARY WANTS YOUR TWO CENTS"
LITTLE SILVER: SCHOOL JOBS DEBATED
The two-school district includes the Little Silver Point Road School, above. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Under pressure from parents, the Little SilverContinue reading "LITTLE SILVER: SCHOOL JOBS DEBATED"
By JOHN T. WARD A decision by the Little Silver school district to terminate its two media specialists at the end of the year has stirred some passion that mayContinue reading "LITTLE SILVER: SCHOOL CUTS IN SPOTLIGHT"
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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 ...