FIREFIGHTERS IGNITE FUN AND FIRE SAFETY

Delayed a week by weather, volunteer firefighters put on Red Bank’s annual Fire Prevention Fair in the White Street Parking lot Sunday to educate the community about the importance of fire safety. In light of Fire Prevention Week, the event featured drop-and-roll exercises, above, a fire hose display for kids, informational handouts and free food. And oh, the ever-popular stove-fire extinguishment, below. (Photos by Rebecca Desfosse. Click to enlarge)

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RUMSON MAN NABBED FOR BURGLARY

David Wilt with police outside his Rumson residence, below, during his arrest Monday. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

Police arrested a 20-year-old Rumson man outside his mother’s mansion Monday afternoon and charged him with burglarizing a Fair Haven home less than an hour earlier.

redbankgreen was on the scene at Evergreen Drive when authorities took David Wilt into custody on Evergreen Drive at about 4 p.m., shortly after authorities in both towns went on alert for a black pickup truck on a report of a break-in.

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WELL, SHUCKS, IT’S NOT FAIR – YET

dsc_0005dsc_0078There’s still a month to go before the Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair kicks off its annual eight-day swirl of food and rides, but preparation of more than 150 gallons of homemade clam chowder for the event got underway at the firehouse Monday night.

Shucking and chopping completed, a crew of volunteers gets down to cooking the chowder Tuesday night, after which it will be frozen until the fair, which starts August 26.

More pix after the jump. (Photos by Stacie Fanelli. Click to enlarge)

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FIREFIGHTERS TOUT PREVENTION

Scenes from the annual Red Bank Fire Prevention Fair put on by the town’s volunteer firefighters in the White Street municipal lot Sunday. Photos by Peter Lindner. (To enlarge the photo display, start it, then click the embiggen symbol in the lower right corner. To get back to redbankgreen, hit your escape key.)

FUN HAVEN, IF DANNY STAYS AWAY

fhfair21Views of the setup at the Fair Haven Fire Department for the fair that runs through Saturday, September 5. (Click to enlarge)

Swirling rides and music to match. Chowder. Conviviality.

The annual small-town tradition known as the Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair gets underway tonight, staking its usual claim to the week leading up to Labor Day.

Tonight, that is, as long as Danny keeps his distance.

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