Retro RFH Ladies’ Club Times

RFH Ladies of the Round Table
Photo/ RFH Yearbook 77-78

A reprise in honor of forever RFH best friends … Two who we saw yesterday are pictured here in this jolly TGIF kind of RFH club. Where are they? Cheers to Friday, courtesy of the RFH Ladies of the Round Table!

There’s a pair of besties in every crowd, or club. And there’s a club for just about everything, including things that likely would be frowned upon in the millennium.

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In Memoriam: Monmouth Beach Resident, Sea View Jeep & Sea Breeze Ford Owner, Steven Schmelz, 63

Monmouth Beach resident and Sea View Jeep and Sea Breeze Ford owner, Steven James Schmelz, passed away on Jan. 24 after a two-year fight against terminal cancer. He was 63.

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Retro Frontlining Fair Haven Doc & Mayor

There’s something about memories of an iconic doctor, mayor, house calls, volunteerism and community that soothe what ails the stressed and scared in surging pandemic and vaccination times.

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Fair Haven Post Office Accident: The Fact Update

“Driver error” is what Fair Haven Police Chief Joe McGovern attributed to Tuesday’s post office accident that left a car in the lobby of the building at the River Road plaza. A similar such accident has happened before and next door.

While the chief said the accident that occurred at 6:19 p.m. that evening is still under investigation, he said that no summonses have been issued at this time.

The facts, so far, he said, are that an 89-year-old local woman “was pulling into the parking spot in front on the post office to mail a letter and accidentally hit the (car’s) accelerator instead of (the) brake.”

The car ended up completely inside the office, breaking out the entire front window and door, the chief said. As a result, there was no structural damage done to the building and “no one was injured, including the driver,” he added.

Fair Haven Police, Fire Company and First Aid responded to the scene.

The vehicle versus building accident has happened in the area and with frequency at one point a few years ago. The last time something similar occurred in the borough itself was about 15 or 20 years ago, the chief said he recalled, when a vehicle struck the building next door.

Living The Dream: Susan Sorensen’s Legacy of Heart for Home

Photo/courtesy of Susan Sorensen

“You gotta have heart … all you really need is heart!” ~ You Gotta Have Heart, Damn Yankees, lyrics by Jerry Ross

The signature championing song was belted out loud, clear and with a lot heart in the musical Damn Yankees. Heart is what former nine-year Fair Haven Councilwoman Susan Sorensen says you need at the core of not only your own legacy, but that of your home town. It’s a legacy that she’s forever striving to fulfill, on and off the dais.

Service to community is at the heart of family legacy for Sorensen. And, she said recently, she’s not anywhere near done fulfilling hers and continuing in her family’s without skipping a beat.

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Prosecutor: Beware of COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni is urging residents to beware of becoming victims of COVID-19 vaccine-related scams, especially those targeting senior citizens

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Honoring MLK Day: Fair Haven’s Fisk Chapel Community

A reprise in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day of a look back into the hub of the cherished Fair Haven African-American community at Fisk Chapel, which is still standing today …

The Fair Haven Fisk Chapel AME Church is home to many community founders and their families. Its history juts deep into the entrenched roots of Fair Haven life

The modest little place and its humble, welcoming people have a very rich history all their own. A lot of the names and faces are traceable back to the early days of the church, back in the mid-1800s.

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