RED BANK: SCOUT LEADS BENCH PROJECT

zack forest 040415 2green paint 040415Zack Forest of Red Bank, at right above, got help from 11-year-old Alex Pane, and other members of Boy Scout Troop 67 (Tower Hill) over the past two weekends as he completed a community service project required for certification as an Eagle Scout: refurbishing benches and picnic tables at Mohawk Pond and Eastside Park.

Why work on benches? “Because they needed to be done,” said Forest, a 17-year-old junior at Red Bank Regional, who worked with the borough DPW on the project.  (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

RED BANK: COMING SOON

rb boro hall 062414Theatergoers and others who just want to pull up a seat opposite the Count Basie Theatre will soon have an outdoor option outside Red Bank borough hall, where RiverCenter and the Basie are installing 40 feet of benches framed by new landscaping. The project cost about $14,000 before the cost of the benches, which are being donated by the theater, said RiverCenter director Jim Scavone. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

 

NOW WAS THAT SO HARD?

Tom Fishkin of Readie’s Fine Foods and activist Cindy Burham took it on themselves to clear off some ice-encrusted benches in downtown Red Bank Tuesday. “Nobody will sit on them, but they’ll look nicer,” Fishkin said. (Click to enlarge)

MARINE PARK: RESERVED SEATING AVAILABLE

marine-park-benchThe benches at Marine Park, like the one shown above, are being replaced and the borough is opening up the donation lines to pay for them. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

Looking for a way to spend that tax return? Out of Mother’s Day gift ideas?

Red Bank’s got an offer that may be up your alley.

As the bulkhead reconstruction at Marine Park starts winding down, borough officials announced they’re taking donations for new park benches at the park overlooking the Navesink River.

The $1,500 price tag will cover the cost and installation of the bench, plus a plaque — be it in memoriam, a dedication or other note that will fit on the seat back.

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