Retro Dive into FHFD History

Fair Haven Fire Department’s first Scuba Squad, or Water Rescue Unit
Photo/FHFD

With the recent passing of Fair Haven’s Donny Frank — policeman, fireman and first aider — we are reminded of some history-making firsts for the borough that tend to get lost in the, well, passing of time.

So, here in the Retro Pic of the Day is an enlightening picture of a factoid that resurfaced like, say, a deep sea diver from the vast waters — sort of like Donny Frank and friends emerging with an expanded rescue idea for the Fair Haven First Aid Squad (or Corps) back in 1962.

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Prosecutor: Unidentified Accident Victim in Critical Condition

An unidentified male is in critical condition as a result of being struck by a motor vehicle along Main Street in Belmar Sunday evening, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said on Monday.

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Prosecutor: Monmouth County Man Gets 65 Years for Armed Robbery, Witness Tempering

A Monmouth County man with an extensive criminal record was sentenced on Friday to 65 years in a New Jersey state prison in connection with a 2014 Asbury Park armed robbery and witness tampering related to the crime, Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said.

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Remembering Fair Haven’s Donny Frank, Police Officer, Fireman, Friend; Memorials Slated

The mourning buntings have once again been hung on the Fair Haven Firehouse. The marquee is a mere microcosm of the long story of a lifelong Fair Havenite’s service to his town and his passing.

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Prosecutor: Monmouth County Man Gets 34 Years in Prison for Attempted Murder

A Monmouth County man was sentenced to 34 years in prison for his October conviction in connection with the 2012 attempted murder of two men outside an Asbury Park bar, Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said on Thursday.

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Scene Around: Misty Shrewsbury River

It was quite the hauntingly comforting scene on Tuesday — mist rising from the Shrewsbury River from the Sea Bright side to Rumson and all the way to Highlands.

Then the sun poked through the clouds, the mist evaporated and it was time for a little reflection … of the crystalline riverfront view onto the water and life in the Rumson-Fair Haven area.

Fair Havenite Sandi Richards-von Pier captured the moments.

Take a look … (and don’t forget to click to enlarge!)

Retro Schwenker’s Pond Time

Kathy and Pat Reed and mom on a visit to Fair Haven’s Schwenker’s Pond circa late 1950s
Photo/courtesy of Pat Reed

With the mild weather over the weekend and into the start of the week, R-FH area people were popping up all over the great outdoors  for a little fairer weather respite.

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Prosecutor: Arrest Made in Bomb Threat

Investigators have charged a Long Branch woman with calling in a false bomb threat to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office on Friday. The 48-year old woman now faces a 10-year prison term and a civil fine that could total tens of thousands of dollars, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said on Monday.

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Retro RFH Basketball Boys

RFH Boys Basketball of the 1970s Photo/George Day
RFH Boys Basketball of the 1970s
Photo/George Day

Yes, it’s basketball season.

And while some things never change, including family names still involved in the sport at RFH, there are also many changes — like uniforms and, of course, the audience.

So, the Retro Pic of the (George) Day offers a glimpse back to a game in the 1970s at which there were some familiar family faces on the court and several popular teachers on the bleachers.

While the photo is, granted, black and white, the colors are probably pretty similar, it looks like these guys are wearing warm-ups with uniforms underneath. Hmmm.

And, well, the guy right in the middle with the aghast look on his face is Andrew Davidson, Class of ’78. What the heck had just happened?

And, we definitely see a Reevey in there and a Scarrone. OK, his uniform gave it away. Who else?

What teachers can you spot in the bleachers. We see Mr. Lee, Mr. Young … Who else? There are quite a few.

Really. Take a guess at what just happened.

Thanks, again, the the wonderful George Day for sharing this moment in retro time!