Piero Vescio, general maintenance man at the Galleria at Red Bank for 23 years, repairs wooden a structure on the property in beautiful late-summer weather Monday. (Photo by Sarah Klepner. Click to enlarge)
Shoplifting occurring at Water St.—Drug Store on 8-30-13. An unknown white female shoplifted a bottle of hair spray, left store without paying for same. Ptl. Garrett Falco.
Kirby Mishlen, female age 21 of Atlantic Highlands was arrested on 9-4-13 in the area of Pearl St. for Poss. of CDS, Marijuana under 50 grams and Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia by Ptl. David Hicks.
Michael Granados-Campos, age 27 male of Red Bank was arrested on 9-4-13 in the area of Wallace St. of Obstructing Administration of Law by Ptl Ashon Lovick.
It’s a beautiful day in downtown Red Bank for the annual fire department Street Fair. (Click to enlarge)
Friday, September 6:
MIDDLETOWN: The first and third Friday’s of the month mean Teen Art Club at the Middletown Public Library. This twice-monthly teen-led art session requires few tools: a drawing pad and pencil. Teen Art Club begins at 4 p.m. 55 New Monmouth Road.
RED BANK: The Count Basie 365 Cultural Series presents some cool Friday night jazz to cool down the summer heat in the pocket park at Shrewsbury Avenue and Drs. James Parker Boulevard. The concert begins at 7 p.m.
SANDY HOOK: Celebrate the end of summer as the Sandy Hook Foundation presents local caterers, live music and auction items at the End of Summer Party. Proceeds benefit the restoration, maintenance, and education projects of the National Park Service. The farewell to summer runs from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Sandy Hook North Beach.
This just in from Middletown PD:
On September 4, 2013 at approximately 3:04pm the Middletown Police Department responded to the area of West Front Street and Harbor Green Circle in reference to a motor vehicle collision. Preliminary investigation revealed Robert Depalma, age 69, from Monroe Township, was operating a motor cycle travelling east bound on West Front Street when he was struck by a vehicle travelling west bound that was attempting to make a left turn onto Harbor Green Circle operated by Daniella Coccurello, age 23, from Lincroft, NJ.
Wendy Weiner, aka the Front Yard Farmer, in a garden she maintains in Rumson. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge)
By JIM WILLIS
Think of eating from a Jersey garden, and tomatoes, squash and eggplant all come to mind. And for good reason, too. Gardening is almost always synonymous with our abundant summer harvests.
But one of the biggest advantages we here on the Green have over other regions isn’t the high heat of our summer growing season, but the length of our fall growing season.
“Our area has one of the greatest climates for growing fall crops, and that is because it’s such a long season.” says Wendy Weiner, of the Front Yard Farmer. “We get a very long fall growing season. Even in New York state, it’s much shorter.”
Andrew Deming makes ice cream to order with liquid nitrogen. A regular at the Red Bank Farmers Market, the Freezy Freeze truck will have a spot in the food truck court at this week’s Appetite event at Count Basie Theatre. (Video by Alexis Orlacchio. Click to enlarge)
By ALEXIS ORLACCHIO
Sugar, spice and… liquid nitrogen? Red Bank’s Freezy Freeze is putting a chemistry-class spin on the traditional ice cream truck.
With the help of liquid nitrogen, what starts out as milk, cream and sugar quickly transforms into creamy, dense ice cream. Photographer-turned-ice cream man Andrew Deming, 37, gives his daughter, Molly, credit for his current profession and blossoming food truck.
“This is all her idea,” said Deming, who said he took the now 7-year-old into an ice cream shop that made ice cream with liquid nitrogen. “She said that being an ice cream man would be a great job, because I always get to make people happy.”
The Deming family began to make ice cream in the kitchen of their Red Bank home, and not long after, decided to bring the frozen treat to the Red Bank Farmers Market.
Turnout was light for a show by the Nick Clemons Band – seen above from the concesssion stand – for the season-ending Jazz in the Park show at Red Bank’s Riverside Gardens Park Thursday night.
Friday night should be clear and cool, according to Weather Underground. (Click to enlarge)
Quam Wilson, 23, of Neptune Township, started the blitz by shooting an Asbury Park cab driver in the head during a robbery, an indictment handed down by a grand jury in Trenton alleges.
The driver survived.
By SARAH KLEPNER
Seeking to reverse a tide of opposition, the owner of the Red Bank property slated for a giant Walgreen’s pharmacy is inviting the public to come kick the tires on the plan.
Michael Carter, 22, of East New Street, was charged with climbing through the open rear window of a home on Branford Circle on May 3, according to the report, provided to the media by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s office.
A 20-year-old Red Bank resident and student at the Juilliard School, he has immersed himself in an institution where students nurture their performing-arts dreams. Anthony says he loves all music and theater, but what really sets stands out for him is the art of movement.
Class Act reports news about local young people who’ve moved on to college and beyond to continue their education. We’ll be grouping them by town of residence and posting periodically. The first one is about Middletown residents who recently graduated from college, and one who’s still there, doing some esoteric research.
The feature is one of several new ones we’ll be rolling out on our all-new All Good page, which is dedicated to “news from a brighter future,” with special emphasis on the achievements and good works of kids, volunteers, charitable organizations and others who embody the spirit of a better world for all of us.
Expect a lovely day today, says the Weather Channel: partly sunny, temps in the mid-70s and dropping to the low 50s tonight.
Could be a perfect night for the the Nick Clemons Band show at Riverside Gardens Park in Red Bank, overlooking you-know-which river. Show starts at 7 p.m. (Click to enlarge)
From Dori Kerschner, owner of Wooly Monmonouth, who shot this video Wedneday: “After 44 years, Steve Napolitani, the owner of Mr. Pizza Slice, sells his iconic pizza shop located in downtown Red Bank, NJ.” The rest speaks for itself. (Video by Dori Kerschner. Click to enlarge)
By JOHN T. WARD
Into the ever-changing mix of Red Bank eateries comes a new entry that aims to compete on several fronts, including cupcakes and coffee.
Dubbed Whipped, A Café and Dessert Bar, the business opening at 6 Monmouth Street also incorporates some offerings of the last tenant there. Chef Marc Fontaine, who briefly offered crepes under the banner of La Patisweet, will be working a section of the space now leased to Whipped owner and first-time retailer Erica Lieberman.
A crew with Agate Construction Company wrestled with the challenge of assembling a crane on a tight parcel in Red Bank Tuesday. To see the result, click ‘Read More.’
The crane will be used in the construction of the new Hubbards Bridge over the Swimming River, connecting Red Bank and Middletown via West Front Street. (Photos by Sarah Klepner. Click to enlarge)
By SARAH KLEPNER
A group of Sea Bright residents has been charged with investigating the big C.
Built in 1886, the structure is in the midst of major renovations and an expansion. (Click to enlarge)
The unofficial end of summer may have passed, but Bain’s Hardware on Ocean Avenue in Sea Bright seems to have ignored the memo. Anyway, locals know that there’s still plenty of time left for beach fun, when the sun cooperates. And the National Weather Service says it will today, when we get ample sunshine and temperatures in the low 80s. Which way to the beach? (Click to enlarge)
Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Shrewsbury Police Department for the period of August 24 to August 30, 2013.
Timothy Telymonde, male age 47 of Cliffwood Beach was arrested on 8/24/13 for Contempt of Court in the area of Shrewsbury Avenue by Ptl. Mary Ellen Jennings.
Anthony M. Pepe, male age 26 of Brooklyn, NY was arrested on 8/25/13 for Contempt of Court in the area of Broad Street by Ptl. Tracy Polk.
By JOHN T. WARD
The bat was the second to get into the Irving Place residence in a matter of days, said the owner, who asked that his name not be published out of concern for privacy. The first, which was also captured, turned out to be disease-free.