Retro RFH Soccer Kicks: From Snapshots to Livestream

You could say that some RFH friends and fans really get a kick out of soccer. And, it’s a special kind of kick this season — the kind that boots a little cheer into pandemic times.

The whistle was blown and they let the games begin last week. And on Thursday there are both boys’ and girls’ team games to be played in addition to a full season.

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Retro Picture Day Snapshot: 1950s Knollwood Kindergarten

A reprise from 2017 in celebration of that ever so classic school picture day. This one takes us back to a Fair Haven kindergarten class of 1955 at Knollwood School. At one time or another, three different schools housed kindergarten classes in Fair Haven. The pictures? Well, there was always that group shot, no matter where, that captured some priceless looks, fashion and hairdos.  

School bells are ringing. Class is in session. Back-to-school mode is still kicking in. Back-to-school nights have welcomed parents back to the school halls. And, for some, it’s about taking a walk back to their own school days in the same place — like Knollwood School.

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Prosecutor: 25-Year-Old Man Charged with Animal Cruelty

A 25-year-old area man is facing numerous charges of animal cruelty after 13 dogs were seized from his care due to alleged neglect, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.

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In Memoriam: Raymond Carey, Author, Businessman, Sailor, Creator of ‘Carey Center for Democratic Capitalism, 93

Area businessman, author, sportsman, self-proclaimed democratic capitalist, husband, father, grandfather and friend, Raymond Bernard Carey passed away on Sept. 22. He was 93.

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Retro RFH Band Plays the Field Time

RFH Marching Band circa 1970s
Photo/RFH Yearbook

Cheers! A reprise from 2016 in honor of a different kind of season during which, according to RFH posts, the band plays on …

It’s that time of the year. It’s football season — a pandemic season, at that. And that means it’s also time for the RFH Marching Band to play the field, too. They’ve been talking about practice on Twitter and they’re taking their marching orders well.

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Prosecutor: Former Asbury Park Hotel, Lanes & Ocean Club Regional Manager Charged with $400K Theft

The former regional manager of three Asbury Park establishments has been arrested and charged with second-degree theft after allegedly stealing more than $400,000 from the business, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.

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Retro FH Tigers Cheer!

Fair Haven Tigers cheerleaders circa 1973 or '74 Photo/courtesy of Karen Memmot Hooten
Fair Haven Tigers cheerleaders circa 1973 or ’74
Photo/courtesy of Karen Memmot Hooten

A reprise of a cheery Retro Pic of the Day, originally posted in September of 2016, in honor of the spirit of football for the pint-and-a-half sized of the Rumson-Fair Haven area … 

Can we have a retro cheer for the football season of a pandemic kind ahead?

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U.S. Attorney: Man Pleads Guilty to Role in Middletown Heroin, Cocaine Distribution Ring

A drug ring source responsible for distributing mass quantities of heroin and cocaine in the Bayshore area of Middletown, as well as spots in Middlesex County, has admitted to his part in the narcotics conspiracy, a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice said.

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Prosecutor: Former Health Club Bookkeeper Gets 3 Years for Embezzling

A former bookkeeper of The Atlantic Club has been sentenced to three years in prison for pilfering a substantial amount of money from the business for a five-year period, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.

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Retro RFH Caribbean Spirits

Pandemic cheer. A reprise Retro Pic of the Day, originally posted on Sept. 14, 2016 in the spirit of the last official day of summer, knowing that the summer spirit never truly ends for the Rumson-Fair Haven area young and forever young at heart …  

With the start and end of local summer and school (in or out of the classroom), students’ thoughts naturally turn to warmth and freedom. They start to daydream.

And as it gets cooler outside, those daydreams tend to have a festive tropical island motif — well, this one anyway.

Back in the 1970s, RFH students, or a gaggle of guys, anyway, manifested those thoughts of warmer beach days, among other valiant party pursuits, into a club — The Caribbean Club.

These guys beached it in Sea Bright or somewhere along the Shrewsbury River throughout the school year. Leaving behind their bathing trunks, clad in those classic RFH button down shirts, sometimes flannel, sweaters, Levis and topsiders, the dozen of these senior dudes sought sunsets on the Shrewsbury, beer (yes, beer), parties and a proper “bon voyage for seniors embarking on the cruise of life,” so goes the description of the club in the 1975 RFH Yearbook.

Well, they did have a charitable mission. They sponsored Halloween and Christmas parties.

Somehow we’re thinking that this club would have never cut it in this era, much less made it to the yearbook touting a partying prowess. So, “Cheers!” to the Caribbean Club of yesteryear and its daydreaming days.

You guys are truly RFH policy antiques.

Who knows where the Caribbean Club hosted its most notable parties? Were you there?

— Elaine Van Develde