They liked it so much in their town’s centennial year that they decided to do it again. The residents of Fair Haven threw themselves a townwide picnic Saturday, a day of food, music and community under the sun that ended with a smashing fireworks show. redbankgreen was there, natch. Recognize any faces?
Nearly 1,400 runners made fast work of the 20th annual George Sheehan Classic in Red Bank on Saturday before heading down to Marine Park for a traditional post-race celebration.
The event, launched in Asbury Park as a 10k (6.2 mile) run and now trimmed to a 5k, honors Dr. George Sheehan, a longtime Red Bank physician, writer and champion of running, who died in 1993.
Race results are here.
By WIL FULTON
With two weekends down, Sea Bright officials are beginning to get an idea of what the first post-Sandy summer on the shore could look like, and it may not be great.
But even though the number of beach visitors is sharply down, Councilman Read Murphy told redbankgreen that he and other borough officials are optimistic things will pick up soon.
Attendance over Memorial Day weekend was way, way off, Murphy said. But I think that was a combination of the poor weather we experienced and the fact that people may not have known what to expect when they came down here.
Hundreds of hardy swimmers took to the perfect-70-degree waters of the Navesink River from Rumson’s Victory Park for the eighth annual Nav-e-Sink Or Swim distance festival Saturday morning. Funds raised were to be donated to a Melanoma Awareness campaign. More photos after the jump… (Click to enlarge)
For the third consecutive year, after a decade-long layover, Riverfest returns to the banks of the Navesink River in Marine Park Friday night for a stay that extends into Sunday night.
And what this event be without a touch of sultry-bordering-on-threatening weather?
redbankgreen covered much of the town on foot Monday to see how things were going. We’ve got a dozen more photos after the jump… (Click to enlarge)
Memorial Day Commemoration, Monday, 11 a.m., Veterans’ Monument, 51 Monmouth Street, corner of Drummond Place.
Afterward, members of the Fair Haven Sailing Club, known as the River Rats, invite local residents to join them for a cookout from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the clubs site at the foot of Batten Road, next to the Fair Haven launching ramp. Ht dogs, cold drinks and dessert will be provided free of charge by the River Rats.
Ample signs of spring bloomed in Rumson Sunday along Bingham Avenue, above, and at the Linden Hill estate, right, where a yellow magnolia tree was on display as part of a garden tour.
Monday’s forecast is for sunshine and temperatures in the low 50s, according to the National Weather Service. (Click to enlarge)
Red Bank debuted a spring version of its annual September Street Fair on Sunday in bright sunshine and cool weather, and thousands of visitors turned out to peruse crafts and taste the food. Proceeds benefitted the borough Police Benevolent Association, which plans to donate some to the Red Bank branch of the Boys and Girls Club of Monmouth County, said Patrolman Jorge Torres.
With temperatures zooming into the high 70s for the first time in 2013, a dozen or so sunbathers were out on the sand at Anchorage Beach in storm-recovering Sea Bright Tuesday. Among them: Patti Hensler of Greensboro, North Carolina, and her sister, Maryjane Cuje, foreground, of Rumson, who declared the day “perfect.” (Click to enlarge)
By SARAH KLEPNER
Red Bank Regional’s board of education unanimously passed the district’s 2013-2014 budget last week, with no comment from the public.
The 50-minute meeting Thursday night was sparsely attended, with fewer than 10 in attendance, including staff and teachers.
This year’s budget is 1.5-percent smaller than last year’s, which amounts to shrinkage of just over $403,000, for total spending of $26.6 million.