Rumson Crabbing & Recreating

Saturday evening was time to get crabby with Rumson police and join the Ninth Annual Rumson PBA Crab Tournament.

The event began at 6 p.m.; and, well, if you got there after 6, the parking lot at the Rumson Borough Boat Launch was pretty full, but no one was to be found on the water. They were likely already far enough out on the river to get those prime catches.

There were, however, some crabbers and others boating, jet skiing and just hanging around.

Take a look at the above photo gallery for a glimpse into the evening. See anything somewhat crabby looking?

The results of the tournament will be posted when they become available.

In the meantime, enjoy the view!

Retro Rumson PBA Crabbing Eve

Crabbing at the Ninth Annual Rumson PBA Crab Tournament Photo/Elaine Van Develde
Crabbing at the Ninth Annual Rumson PBA Crab Tournament
Photo/Elaine Van Develde

The 10th Annual Rumson PBA Crab Tournament is Saturday.

So, in honor of a full decade of getting crabby with the PBA, the Retro Pic of the Day offers a glimpse back to last year’s tournament.

The fun was, yes, catching, with these guys who were trying their luck right across from the boat launch.

Recognize them?

— Elaine Van Develde

Police: Know This Shoplifter?

From the Facebook page of the Middletown Police Department …

“The Middletown Township Police Department is attempting to identify a suspect who committed thefts from the Target Department Store.

“On 8/11/2016 the Middletown Township Police Department took a report of a theft from the Target department store.

“On 7/25/2016 at approximately 10:40am hours an unknown male entered the store and put a blue tote in his shopping cart.

“The male then put a Dyson Vacuum, baby formula, and 2 bags of dog food in the cart and left without paying for the items. Total value is $749.02

“On 8/5/2016 at approximately 1:10 pm the same man waked into the store, put another blue tote in his shopping cart and placed 31 cans of baby formula, 7 packs of Redbull, and 2 boxes of Monster Energy drink in his cart and left the store without paying. Total value is $657.41

“Police request that anyone who may have information regarding the thefts or can identify the subject to please contact Detective Adam Colfer at 732-615-2048.”

Getting Crabby with Rumson PBA

Time to get crabby with Rumson cops. The 10th Annual Rumson PBA Crab Tournament is set for Saturday.

The evening of crabbing and prizes, the proceeds of which benefit Monmouth County Ducks Unlimited and Wetlands Conservation and The Special Olympics, starts at 6 p.m. at the borough boat ramp at the foot of Avenue of Two Rivers (behind the police station and borough hall) and runs until 10 p.m.

Cost is $65 per boat; and awards will be given for the first-, second- and third-highest amounts of crabs caught as well as one for the largest crab caught.

And, there t-shirts and sweatshirts will be sold for $20 to $30.

See ya down by the river, Crabby!

Take a look at last year’s tournament by clicking here.

 

 

Retro FH Fire Company Picnicking

A gathering of Fair Haven Fire Department folks of the past. Photo/FHFD Yearbook, courtesy of Evie Connor Kelly
A gathering of Fair Haven Fire Department folks of the past.
Photo/FHFD Yearbook, courtesy of Evie Connor Kelly

On the cusp of Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair, thoughts turn to the longtime members of the fire company who have made it happen every single year for more than a century.

The people of the fire company have remained friends for generations. And outside of the fair, they have always gathered with their families for many a social event.

There are many memories.

So, the Retro Pic of the Day honors those memories of camaraderie and fun with a look back decades ago to a picnic party.

Check out the cat eye sunglasses. That’s a giveaway of the era.

Do you know when this pic was taken? Recognize any of the adults? Kids? Who’s a fireman now?

— Elaine Van Develde

Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair: 50 Hot Dog Salute

Chris Brenner serving hot dogs at the Fair Haven Firemen's Fair Photo/courtesy of Chris Brenner
Chris Brenner serving hot dogs at the Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair
Photo/courtesy of Chris Brenner

The following is an opinion piece, a tribute, about the Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair by Fair Haven resident, Rumson native and 1983 RFH grad Chris Brenner …

In late August of 1965, I came into the world at Riverview Hospital. We lived in Rumson; and, no doubt, on my first ride home in our blue VW Beetle, I went right by the Fair Haven firehouse, which surely was hosting the annual Fireman’s Fair at the time. I sadly didn’t make that ’65 fair. Too busy learning to breathe and see, and all of that.

Continue reading Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair: 50 Hot Dog Salute

Prosecutor: Missing Woman Found Dead, Buried; Two Face Murder Charges

The prosecutors in Monmouth and Union counties jointly announced on Wednesday that an area man and woman have been charged with the murder of a Union County woman who went missing in March and was found, after an extensive search and investigation, to have been killed and buried in Long Branch.

Detectives on the night of Aug. 16 discovered the body of Tyrita R. Julius, 41, who has been missing since March 8, the authorities said.

Continue reading Prosecutor: Missing Woman Found Dead, Buried; Two Face Murder Charges

Retro RFH Boys’ Summer Splash

RFH boys of summer making an ocean splash Photo/courtesy of Marc Edelman
RFH boys of summer making an ocean splash
Photo/courtesy of Marc Edelman

There’s nothing quite like making a big summertime splash in the ocean with some RFH buddies.

And, it’s what a lot of people likely did on the last day of a long, brutal heatwave stretch in the Rumson-Fair Haven area.

So, the Retro Pic of the Day is dedicated to the splash, staying cool and fun with RFH friends.

These guys are great friends from a late ’70s or early ’80s graduating class at RFH.

Recognize them?

Everyone in the … ocean!

— Elaine Van Develde