FAIR HAVEN DOES IT AGAIN

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?

SHEEHAN AT 20: AS FAST AND FUN AS EVER

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.

SEA BRIGHT: BEACH VISITS GET SLOW START

Crowds were light on Memorial Day after two days of rainy holiday weekend weather. (Click to enlarge)

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.”

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RUMSON: SPRING SPLASH

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)

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RED BANK: RIVERFEST TO HEAT UP WEEKEND

Scenes from the 2012 edition of Red Bank Riverfest, which returns to Marine Park for a thre-night run starting Friday. (Click to enlarge)

Three days of heat and eats await visitors to Red Bank this weekend.

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?

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SEA BRIGHT, RISING, KICKS OFF SUMMER 2013

Beneath a cloudless sky, Sea Bright snapped back to life as a beach destination Monday, Memorial Day, seven months after Hurricane Sandy all but obliterated its downtown and oceanfront beach clubs.

One, Chapel Beach Club, above, boasted its restoration was “Done,” while work continued at the Valkryrie Squash Club. Elsewhere, beachgoers happily made due with less than full amenities. 

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)

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LITTLE SILVER: SUN SHINES ON PARADE

Chris Valvo and his son, Hudson, enjoy the passing of the Little Silver Memorial Day Parade from the sidewalk of Memorial Park as antique cars, fire trucks and members of Daisies Troop 741, above, passed by on Monday. (Photo by Sarah Klepner. Click to enlarge)

FAIR HAVEN: ANOTHER PARADE FLOATS BY

The Fair Haven River Rats, above, participated in the borough’s annual Memorial Day parade before hosting a hot dog picnic Monday. Below, Randy, left, and Sandy Pangborn welcomed the parade with their sons, Luke and Cole. (Photo by Sarah Klepner. Click to enlarge)

MEMORIAL DAY COMMEMORATIONS

Red Bank, above, and Fair Haven, below, return with traditional Memorial Day events Monday. (Click to enlarge)

RED BANK:

Memorial Day Commemoration, Monday, 11 a.m., Veterans’ Monument, 51 Monmouth Street, corner of Drummond Place.

FAIR HAVEN

Fair Haven’s Memorial Day Parade will take place on Monday at 9 a.m., beginning at Knollwood School, on Hance Road, and ending at Memorial Park, River Road.

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 club’s 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.

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RED BANK: SPRING, 2013

It’s that flowery time of the year for trees, like this one on Oakland Street in Red Bank. Weatherwise, the weekend ahead is looking like a lovely one for plants and humans alike, with lots of sunshine. (Click to enlarge)

RUMSON: SPRING, 2013

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)

SEA BRIGHT: SPRING ROARS ASHORE

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)

RBR BUDGET SAILS TO PASSAGE

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.

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