The home of Paul and Nancy Cagno, at the corner of Wallace and Mount streets, above, and the circa 1903 mansion that’s now the office of Smallwood Wealth Management, at 199 Broad Street, below, were among the four structures cited. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
By JOHN T. WARD
Three Broad Street buildings and a home in the historic district won kudos from the Red Bank Historic Preservation Commission at a ceremony Tuesday night.
Kicking off what members hope to become an annual series, the commission honored property owners in four categories for “adding to the value of Red Bank by adding to the character” of the town, in the words of Chairwoman Michaela Ferrigine.
Old-style bluesman Juke Joint Jonny brings his 12-string, steel and dreadnought guitars to the Woman’s Club of Red Bank for the next in the monthly series of Reckless Steamy Nights Friday at 8:30 p.m.
The requested $10 donation benefits the Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation scholarship funds. Refreshments are available and BYOB is AOK.
Grace and the Nocturnals bring a bit of ooh-la-la to the Basie tonight. Bar Bounce bops into Red Bank for Hurricane Sandy relief Saturday. (Click to enlarge)
Friday, February 22
RED BANK: Two River Theater continues its presentation of August Wilsons Two Trains Running, with performances at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. matinees Saturday and Sunday. Tickets range from $24 to $42 and are available online. 21 Bridge Avenue.
RED BANK: Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, whose songs have been featured in popular television shows over the years such as Greys Anatomy and One Tree Hill, bring their blues, folk, and alternative rock sounds to the Count Basie Theatre at 8 p.m. for a set of tunes off their new album, The Lion The Beast The Beat. Tickets are $29.50, $34.50, and $39.50. 99 Monmouth Street.
Women of Song raised $1,020 for the domestic-abuse counseling service 180 Turning Lives Around over the weekend. The three-day event began Friday at the Womans Club of Red Bank, where poet Lauren Elizabeth (above) and singer/songwriter Cat London, right, moved the audience and even fellow artists to tears with their work. The event continued on to Ocean Township and Asbury Park Saturday and Sunday.
“It was overall a wonderful evening of spoken words, music, and art all three nights,” said organizer Maxine Snow. “And to bring awareness of 180 Turning Lives Around to folks who were not aware of what they are about was a good thing.” (Photos by Danielle Tepper. Click to enlarge)
The club recently installed an information display at the Broad Street entrance to the onetime Anthony Reckless homestead, and the rear and sides of the structure are being painted to match the front, below. (Click to enlarge)
Passersby scurrying to the post office, bank and dry cleaner may have noticed a flurry of fixing-up at the Woman’s Club of Red Bank lately.
The club’s Broad Street home, in the 1870 mansion built by Anthony Reckless and listed on both the national and New Jersey registries of historic places, is getting a new coat of paint on its sides and rear to go with a facade painting of several years ago.
There’s also a new metal plaque in the front yard offering a history of the property, which the club acquired in 1921.
The Woman’s Club of Red Bank and three historic structures in Shrewsbury are among the local nonprofits set to share in $71,200 in grants awarded by the Monmouth County Historical Commission, the county government announced Friday.
By JOHN T. WARD
What’s a couple of inches of historic airspace in downtown Red Bank worth?
Officials of the Woman’s Club of Red Bank aren’t saying, following an inadvertent encroachment on their historic Broad Street home by the new next-door neighbor, the Bank of America.
The name Fair Trade Town Crawl suggests that they’ve slowed things down a bit, coming off last year’s Shop Hop. But when the Fair Trade Red Bank organization celebrates World Fair Trade Day this Saturday, May 14, it’ll hit the ground running with new products, new participating merchants, and new shopping incentives centered around the retail reveille call of “Fair Trade Your Breakfast.”
From 11a to 4p, a group of downtown business that includes returning FT’ers Ten Thousand Villages (scene of a breakfast pastry bake-off), soapmarket (where customers can make their own own sugar scrub from fair trade products) and No Joe’s (spotlighting a fair trade coffee of the day) will join with newcomers The Cheese Cave (hosting a coffee cupping demonstration), P.S. Poppyseeds and Good Karma Cafe for an afternoon of discounted merchandise, raffle prizes and other activities. Fair trade food products from vendors like Papa Ganache and The Cinnamon Snail can also be purchased at Red Ginger Home and Yummy Yummy Good Stuff @ Funk & Standard.