Well, the area saw another smattering of snow recently — only to make a brief entrance and exit right before Christmas. And, back in the day, some RFH students preferred such a setting for a little pow-wow outside. Well, it’s fitting for COVID times, but this little chat is happening with a pretty close encounter among friends, like RFHers may like it to be now. So, what’s a little snow and chill in the air? There’s no time like snow time, right? The kinship keeps things warm. Maybe the discussion was heated?Continue reading Retro RFH Dudes’ Snow-Capped Pow-Wow
Former longtime Rumsonite Joan Caroline Dangler Shea, most recently of Eatontown, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family. She was 90.Continue reading In Memoriam: Former Longtime Rumsonite Joan Shea, 90
Merry Christmas, Rumson and Fair Havenites! Cherish your day, make those memories and hold on tight to them. One day they will be your best Christmas present.
Ohhhhh, the pain … of pandemic distancing? Well, when you look back at some scary Santa experiences, you start to think, uh, not so much. The pandemic may have spared some kids a lifetime of PTSD flashbacks of Beelzebub cloaked in ol’ Saint Nick garb and merriment.Continue reading Focus: Classic Santa Slaying Moments
A reprise from Dec. 13, 2018, because everyone needs a little reminder of Santa time close up and personal …
As if one classic 1960s snapshot of a Fair Haven kid perched on Santa’s lap wasn’t enough … Clearly it wasn’t.
It’s the year without close Santa encounters. Santa came to town, but not to the Fair Haven firehouse, as with every year since the dawn of most area kids’ time. We’re told there have been some other masked, distanced Santa visits in 2020 pandemic holiday times, but the laptop visit is out, so is the firehouse extravaganza. So, in honor of the traditional visit, whispers, close-up scary gander at that beard, promises of being good and gifts, our annual reprise takes everyone back to that firehouse visit … or wherever … with Ol’ Saint Nick …
It’s that time of the year when a longstanding Fair Haven tradition has taken hold — photos at the firehouse with Santa.
It’s another Fair Haven tradition you can always count on.
I remember …Continue reading Retro Santa Firehouse Visit Times
There’s nothing sweeter than a traditional holiday bake-off between a longtime Fair Havenite and her daughter. Sugar coat that with a little dance, too, and call it a festive confection perfection. The sweetest.Continue reading Scene Around: Baking Up Sweet Holidays with a Fair Haven Mom
Longtime former Fair Haven resident Virginia Woodruff MacConnell passed away on Dec. 19 in Red Bank. She was 93.Continue reading In Memoriam: 50-Year Fair Havenite, Virginia Woodruff MacConnell, 93
Countless childhood friends had remembered him. They remembered the moments. They tucked them away and then spilled them out onto a remembrance page on social media, like splashing teardrops releasing time-capsuled moments. The page was soaked.Continue reading Remembrance of a Fair Haven Boy: John D’Amelio, 52
Yes, we are doing this again. Just because …
Remember the old Sunday night drive to check out all the Christmas lights when you were a kid?Continue reading Lighting Up the Holidays in the R-FH Area
A snowy reprise and musing about snow days at RFH …
Well, the weather forecast threatened snow, and that’s what we got. That and a bit of a mess of a wintry mix. Whether or not it’s going to pile up remains to be seen.Continue reading Retro RFH Snow Daze
The sun before the storm. It has a way of lessening the messy, blistering blow of inclement weather and times.Continue reading Focus: Shore View & Week Ahead FYI