RED BANK ON BALLOT FOR MAGAZINE HONOR

broad st rb 2 061512A view down Broad Street from 2012.  (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

HOT-TOPIC_03Three years after its selection by Smithsonian Magazine as the third-best small town in America, Red Bank is on a ballot seeking to identify America’s “best town ever.”

By “ever,” Outside magazine means “this year.” And among the “towns” the borough is  competing against are New York, Pittsburgh and Las Vegas. But still.

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FAIR HAVEN: FINE DAY FOR BARGAINHUNTERS

082314 fhsidewalk sale1082314 fhsidewalk sale6In conjunction with the start of the Fireman’s Fair, the shops of Fair Haven held their annual sidewalk sale over the weekend. Cloudy skies made Saturday a better day for shopping than sitting on a beach, and from one end of River Road to the other, bargainhunters combed the tables and bins for deals. What did you buy? Who walked away with the steal of the century? (Photo by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge)

RED BANK SIDEWALKS HEAT UP WITH DEALS

If it’s a sweltering weekend in late July, it must be time for the annual Red Bank Sidewalk Sale. Now in its 58th edition, the event features bargains galore from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 10 a.m, to 5 p.m. Sunday. Parking is free in the lots but not curbside. (Click to enlarge)