70° Clear

SEA BRIGHT: TO MARKET, TO MARKET

Mrkt_Pic_RadishSome ravishing radishes are among the locally sourced  produce, baked goods, meats, cheeses and other food items on display (and avail. for sale), when the Sea Bright Farmers Market returns for a second season this Thursday, May 7.

Regular readers of redbankgreen know that the people of Sea Bright weren’t about to let a thing like Superstorm Sandy reduce their community to a found-footage footnote in someone’s disaster documentary — and perhaps nothing has signaled the spirit of what we might call Sea Bright Spring than the arrival of the borough’s Farmers Market, the second annual edition of which kicks off this Thursday, May 7.

Read More »

CLIPPINGS: IN THE PINK

CLIPPINGS_220 All over the Green  and beyond, even – towns are highlighting the importance of breast cancer detection by painting themselves pink this month. Here are some snippets from downtown Red Bank’s contribution.  (Video by Gerda Liebmann. Click to pause.)

Check out all the Clippings from the Green here.

Gerda Liebmann bio

WEEKEND: PINKHATSYARDSALEFOODFEST

Red Bank becomes a bargainhunter’s paradise on Saturday. On Sunday: food, acres of food. (Click to enlarge)

As the headline suggests, the weekend that awaits is jammed with the potential for good times.

We’ve got the fifth Red Bank Townwide Yard Sale, this one making a migration from fall to spring.

We’ve got one of the inaugural events of this year’s weeklong Paint the Town Pink festivities to raise awareness about breast cancer and the importance of early detection.

And capping it all off, rain or shine, is the first-ever Red Bank International Flavour Fest, an outdoor celebration of the wide variety of cuisines available year-round at Red Bank restaurants.

And Mother Nature appears to be in a mood to cooperate.

Details, as they used to say when that was still a two-syllable word, are just below.

Read More »

PAINTING, AND CLOTHING, THE TOWNS PINK

A profusion of pink explodes from local wardrobes this time of year, as evidenced by these pix from the 2011 Girls’ Night Out party in Pink Bank. (Click to enlarge)

It started six years ago, in a place called Pink Bank.

It quickly caught on in the nearby communities of Pink Haven (Fair Haven, that is) and Pink (Monmouth) Beach. And in 2012, you’ll find it happening everywhere from Pinkbury (Shrewsbury), Pinkson (Rumson) and Little Pink (Little Silver), to Pinkdel (Holmdel), Atlantic Pinklands (Atlantic Highlands) and possibly other coordinates on your G-Pink-S.

Beginning Friday, May 4, and continuing through May 12, Riverview Medical Center invites residents of the greater Green to participate in a campaign that’s designed to encourage women aged 40 and older to schedule an annual mammogram — as well as to fund mammography services to our uninsured and underserved neighbors — with a pledge to Paint the Town Pink.

If, as it’s been said, it takes a village to turn a town pink, then this year’s nine-day campaign promises to be “bigger and pinker than ever,” with a gala reception, celebrity appearances, large-scale public events, and the centerpiece of the schedulE: the mass “pinking” of homes all over this side of the Garden State Pinkway.

Read More »

AS PROMISED, RIVERVIEW TO PAINT IT BLACK

line-workerA contractor removed the pink line from the middle of Broad Street Saturday; below, the stripe as it appeared on June 1. (Above photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

pink-stripe-060111The faded-but-still-pink line running down Broad Street in Red Bank has become a sure sign: Paint the Town Pink was here. A long time ago, even.

The pink traffic line, part of Riverview Medical Center and RiverCenter‘s annual campaign to promote breast cancer awareness, has tended to last well beyond the week of PR-heavy activities within the borough. In fact, much of the the stripe from the 2010 edition was still present when a new one was laid down for this year’s event, which concluded almost six weeks ago.

But responding to criticism from towns that participate in the annual event — Red Bank, Fair Haven and Monmouth Beach — Riverview says it’s de-pinking the roads.

In Red Bank, the line is already gone, and Fair Haven’s is soon to follow.

Read More »

CLUB AWASH IN PINK ON GIRLS NIGHT OUT

It was Girls Night Out at Red Bank’s Downtown nightclub Wednesday, one of a series of events in the annual Paint the Town Pink celebration to raise awareness about, and funds for treatment of, breast cancer. Proceeds from the $60 tickets went straight into the Pink Fund, which provides free mammography for uninsured women at the Jane H. Booker Women’s Center at Riverview Medical Center.

To enlarge the photo display, start it, then click the embiggen symbol in the lower right corner. To return to redbankgreen, hit your escape key.

NO LONGER JUST THINKING PINK

Actual pinking got underway in downtown Red Bank Saturday with the start of the 2011 Pink Week breast cancer awareness effort. Some photos by Dustin Racioppi.

To enlarge the photo display, start it, then click the embiggen symbol in the lower right corner. To return to redbankgreen, hit your escape key.

PINK WEEK: BACK IN THE BLUSH

pink-spillA window decorator handles a faux paint spill in the window of DoubleTake Consignment in Red Bank earlier this week as part of the store’s Pink Bank display. (Click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

Stating the obvious here, but Pink Week is upon us again, that time of year when downtowns go blush and flushed in pink, and awareness is unavoidable.

Pink streets, pink flags, pink bracelets, pink windows, pink parties, redbankgreen‘s pink masthead. You get the idea.

But pretending that you’ve somehow missed what this whole thing is about, or you’re new to town, skip below for an explainer of what it all means, why it’s here and how you can join the cause.

Read More »

FAIR HAVEN JOINS THE PINK ARMY

Arnone, markThe traditional pink stripe down the center of Broad Street in honor of Paint the Town Pink might have to make an eastward turn into Fair Haven this year. (Click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

For the second straight year, Riverview Medical Center is taking the pink paintbrush outside Red Bank in a push to spread its message of breast cancer awareness.

In 2011, it’ll be Fair Haven — or Pink Haven? — jumping onboard the hospital’s heavy PR campaign promoting breast cancer detection and prevention.

Expect to see much of the same of what Red Bank has done the last four years: lectures, fundraisers and lots of pink.

The borough and its businesses are ready to get in on the action.

Read More »

SPLASHES OF PINK ALL OVER THE DOWNTOWN

Several hundred women indulged in a gals-only cocktail party at Red Bank’s Downtown club Wednesday night, part of the annual breast cancer awareness effort known as Pink Bank. Need we say redbankgreen was there?

The weeklong Pink Bank festivities, put together by Riverview Medical Center and Red Bank RiverCenter, wrap up with a cocktail party and dinner dance at the Oyster Point Hotel Friday night.

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.

A HINT OF PINK ABOUT TO BURST

pinkbank_1

So, what is this ‘Paint the Town Pink‘ that’s suddenly being touted all over downtown Red Bank?

Ah, you must be new to town.

Also known as “Pink Bank,” it’s an annual weeklong series of events, now in its fourth year, that’s organized by Riverview Medical Center and Red Bank RiverCenter to promote breast cancer detection and prevention.

In the process, it’s meant to liven up the retail district and inject some fun into spring. It all kicks off Saturday.

Read More »

IS IT MAY ALREADY?

pink-bank-040710Lisa Vitello of Red Bank, a hostess at the Broadway Diner on Monmouth Street, took advantage of Wednesday’s warm weather to paint curbing in anticipation of next month’s Paint the Town Pink breast cancer awareness effort. (Click to enlarge)

The weatherbot says we’re in for another warm, sunny day today.

Thunderstorms are possible tonight, and Friday’s shaping up as cloudy. But the weekend? Back to sunny, with oh-so-mild temps peaking in the low-to-mid 60s.

Here’s the National Weather Service look-ahead:

Read More »