SEA BRIGHT TO TAKE IT BACK TO THE BEACH

sb mount sandy 3 112112‘Mount Sandy’ and the small mountain of storm debris are gone from the beach, where Sea Brighters will gather on October 29. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

How does one mark the anniversary of a once-in-a-lifetime storm that destroyed one’s home or business?

In Sea Bright, residents and merchants will note the year-ago devastation of Hurricane Sandy on October 29 with a quiet potluck dinner and a bonfire on the beach to demonstrate their own resilience and determination to recover, recreation director Kathy Morris tells redbankgreen.

“It’s going to be very low-key,” Morris said, “just a place for us to meet, greet and chat.”

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RUMSON: WHO’S NOT IRISH?

The first-ever Rumson St. Patrick’s Day Parade drew 10,000 Irish eyes – as estimated by Mayor John Ekdahl – to East River Road Saturday as throngs of borough residents threw on a little green, embraced their inner Celts and celebrated their verdant town.

Still, visitors seemed to be getting into the spirit with just as much vigor as Rumsonites. “It’s great we have another parade now,” said Keith Larkin, of Little Silver. “There are a lot of parades like this around, but really none in our immediate area, so it gives people a chance to come out and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with their neighbors.” (Photos by Wil Fulton. Click to enlarge. For more parade photos, please visit redbankgreen‘s Facebook page.)