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RED BANK: SANTA BRINGS JOY TO JOHNNY JAZZ
RED BANK: Amid music and merriment, Santa Claus arrives at Johnny Jazz Park, and the kids lose their minds with glee. Pix.
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SHREWSBURY: PANCAKES WITH SANTA
SHREWSBURY: The Shrewsbury Hose Company and the Ladies Auxiliary host their 13th annual Breakfast with Santa on Sunday.
RED BANK: SPAGHETTI WITH SANTA
RED BANK: Salvation Army hosts senior citizens for a spaghetti supper with Santa Claus.
RED BANK: TREE LIGHTS UP CORNER & SPIRITS
RED BANK: Amid flashing lights and blaring horns, Santa Claus arrives by firetruck to cap the annual tree lighting at Johnny Jazz Park. Photos galore.
RED BANK: NORTH POLE CALLING
RED BANK: RBR students and other volunteers make calls from Santa's workshop at the North Pole to amped-up local boys and girls.
RED BANK: HOLIDAY EXPRESS CONCERT & LIGHT-UP
RED BANK: Kick off the season with the 31st annual Holiday Express Concert & Town Lighting. Free parking and free hot choco, too.
RED BANK: A SNOOZING SANTA?
Santa Claus appeared to be saving his energy for later this month as an unidentified woman carried him in her arms on Rector Place in Red Bank Monday afternoon. (Photo by TrishContinue reading "RED BANK: A SNOOZING SANTA?"
LITTLE SILVER: THE HOLIDAYS START HERE
Reindeer wrangler Mark Sopko brings his reindeer to a Christmas season kickoff at Sickles Market Friday evening. (Click to enlarge) You needn’t have lived here for long to deduce that theContinue reading "LITTLE SILVER: THE HOLIDAYS START HERE"
AROUND THE GREEN: WHERE’S SANTA?
Above, Tuba Christmas toots exclusively at Middletown Arts Center on  the evening of December 7 — while below, Santa (seen in a past appearance at Red Bank’s West Side TreeContinue reading "AROUND THE GREEN: WHERE’S SANTA?"
WEEKENDER: A NOT YET WINTER WONDERLAND
The 33rd anniversary of John Lennon’s death finds a traveling exhibit of the Beatle’s artwork camped out in Red Bank. Friday, December 6: RED BANK: In the midst of theContinue reading "WEEKENDER: A NOT YET WINTER WONDERLAND"
LIGHT IT UP, LET IT SNOW IN M’TOWN
Those of us old enough to remember the days when the official Middletown holiday “tree” was little more than a light-stringed pole (a precursor to Festivus?) across from the R&SContinue reading "LIGHT IT UP, LET IT SNOW IN M’TOWN"
It’s a full-on sight-and-sound spectacular: the annual night-after-Thanksgiving Santa Claus train ride into Red Bank followed by the parade to Broad Street, the downtown light-up and the Holiday Express concert.Continue reading "SEASON OPENER"
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FEELING SNAPPY
      Snapping Turtles come ashore to lay their eggs this time of year and are a common site along the Swimming River waterfr ...
TUB TIME
RED BANK: A sparrow waits for the next available dirt tub while two others take their Sunday baths. (Click for video.)
CHECK IT OUT
A bench outside the Red Bank Public Library provided a serene view of our beautiful Navesink River Monday evening.
WAYWARD SLIM JIM
Anybody lose a Slim Jim? A “Sweet Mild O’ Mine” flavor Slim Jim was seen left unattended on this mailbox on Mechanic Stree ...
YAPPY TOGETHER
RED BANK: Look for this cutie pie, named Sacramento, at Yappy Hour on Broadwalk Saturday. He's looking for a new home.
YELLOW RAINCOAT DAY
On a rainy May morning, the only golden sight on Broad Street this morning were the matching raincoats of Eileen and her dog Benny.
STOP. JUST STOP.
RED BANK: For those who don't get the meaning of a stop sign, crossing guard Diane Johnson amplifies the message with some colorful outfits. ...
RECORDS SKIP INTO TOWN
RED BANK: Devotees of vinyl records expected to drop needle at Broad and Mechanic Saturday. Here's why.
Feline fortunes on Monmouth Street
Christopher Russell and feline pal Princess take in some fresh air on a warm May night Thursday in the doorway of Gina’s Psychic Bouti ...
GOING UP?
RED BANK: Public Library will be closed Friday for the start of elevator construction. (Click for more.)
TREEBIRTH
RED BANK: Replacement of nine trees gets underway on South Street, where a wholesale removal angered residents last September. (Click for mo ...
RIVERSIDE FLOW
New Jersey Flow Arts brings together jugglers, poi spinners, hoopers and more weekly in Riverside Gardens Park.
Honeybee swarm carted away
Beekeeper Tanya Ptak of Ptak’s Apiary inspects a swarm of honeybees that chose a flower pot in the courtyard of Red Bank Primary Schoo ...
BELOVED POISONED DOG PHOTO SURFACES
   
THREE ON TOUR
RED BANK: Three borough sites will participate in a weekend of self-guided tours of 52 historic locations in Monmouth County May 4 & 5.
VOLUNTEERS GET INTO THE WEEDS
Toting plastic trash bags, 51 volunteers conducted a walking litter cleanup on Red Bank's West Side Saturday.
“IT’S A PARTY AT WAWA!”
You wish you could vibe like Brian, who lives on the other side of Hubbard’s Bridge. He caught redbankgreen’s attention in Red B ...
POPE OKS ORATORY
RED BANK: St. Anthony of Padua obtains papal approval to establish Oratory of St. Philip Neri, a community of priests and brothers devoted t ...
RED BANK: NEW MURAL BRIGHTENS CORNER
RED BANK: Lunch Break founder Norma Todd is depicted in a mural painted this week on the front of the newly renovated social service agency.
TULIPS TOGETHER
Spring tulips taking in the sunset outside the Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank Monday evening.