Don’t look now, but some of your neighbors are up to some pretty extraordinary things — and in today’s edition of Red Bank oRBit, we call on a couple of them.
First, there’s Cara Salimando, a Little Silver resident who’s just finished her junior year at Red Bank Regional and a talented singer-songwriter who’s going to be very visible around area music venues this summer, including two appearances during this weekend’s Wave Gathering festival in Asbury Park. We talk to the 17 year old performer about past influences, future plans — and a little present in the form of a major-label recording contract.


Next, oRBit docks at River Road Books in Fair Haven, where Rumson resident and veteran sailboat skipper William H. White pays a visit to read from and sign copies of the latest in his series of historical high-sea adventure novels, When Fortune Frowns. It’s a ripping-good read drawn from the controversial circumstances and completely bizarre aftermath of the infamous HMS Bounty mutiny. We chat with the author for a bit of background on Cap’n Bligh and Mr. Christian, an opinionated overview of sailing the Two Rivers, and a tantalizing hint about his next project.

All this plus sexiest TV news anchor Jack Ford, here on the only website that dares to be bullish on bookish people — Red Bank oRBit!