RED BANK: WALKING TOURS HIT THE BRICKS

Temporary sidewalk decals include a QR code that offers routes for Red Bank walking tours. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

Red Bank’s Environmental Commission began a rollout this week of sidewalk markers downtown aimed at enhancing walkability in the central business district and beyond.

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BLAZING TRAILS IN LITTLE SILVER

A view of the Little Silver trail, above. Rosemary Brewer points out the location of the newest section on an aerial map, below. (Photo below by Danielle Tepper. Click to enlarge)

By DANIELLE TEPPER

Little Silver residents in need of a scenic walk need look no farther than their own backyards these days.

After a year of planning and on-the-ground clearing, two recent additions to the town’s trail system are now completed, said Rosemary Brewer, chair of the borough’s Environmental Commission.

Snaking their way behind homes on property acquired by the borough under the state Green Acres program back in the 1970s, the trail system now includes a short loop off Branch Avenue and a Y-shaped path that connects South Sunnycrest Drive to both Woodland Street and White Road.

“It sat untouched for more than 30 years, so why not let people use it?” said Brewer.

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LIBRARY BOOKS MARQUEE RUNNERS, WALKERS

library-runnersWarming up to raise money for the Friends of the Red Bank Library are, from left, Brian Hanlon, library director Debbie Griffin-Sadel, Beth Hanratty, children’s librarian Sam Quintas, Audrey Oldoerp and — not quite ready to hit the asphalt — Christian Oldoerp. (Click to enlarge)

This year’s George Sheehan Classic will feature at least 15 marquee runners and walkers.

No, not ‘marquee’ in the sense of elite. These are folks who will be risking blisters and sunburned shoulders in an effort to raise money for a marquee signboard they hope to see installed in front of the Red Bank Public Library on West Front Street.

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