Fromagerie transforming under new ownership in 2016 Photo/Elaine Van Develde
So, what’s in a name? An awful lot sometimes. When it comes to iconic spots in the Rumson-Fair Haven area, sometimes its all about a name — and the place behind that name and its power. The power of place. It’s mighty in small towns. It defines us and fills our hearts — that slew of memories all anchored in one small place that holds the power to invoke them.
There’s a lot of power in an iconic place like Rumson’s Fromagerie. It’s been a locals’ anchor for decades, since it opened in 1972, under the ownership of Hubert and Markus Peter. Through the many years of the swanky restaurant’s staple existence, management, ownership and menu shifts, the name of the landmark has always been the same — until now.
Continue reading Iconic Spot: Farewell, Fromagerie; Hello, Rumson House
Hangin’ in the darkroom. There was such a thing at RFH in the 1970s. And it had quite the opposite renegade purpose of smokin’ in the boys room, as the ’73 Brownsville Station song mused.
Continue reading Retro RFH Darkroom Days; Remembering Cliff Greene, 61
A pair of Monmouth County teens have been sentenced to prison for their roles
in the February shooting death of a 10-year-old, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni announced on Friday. Continue reading Prosecutor: Teens Get 25, 10 Years for Child’s Killing
A 59-year-old woman and two children were severely injured after being struck by a motor vehicle in Keyport on Tuesday afternoon, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.
Continue reading Prosecutor: Pedestrians Injured in Crash; Two Children Critical
Weathering a real storm in 1996 with RFH grad Steph DeSesa.
It’s that classic rescue story worth repeating …
Our Retro Pic of the Day takes us back to a blizzard that was true to its word.
What was dubbed The Blizzard of ’96 hit the Rumson-Fair Haven area with full force in early January of 1996. This one lived up to its promise to render everyone in the area immobile.
Continue reading Retro Blizzard of ’96 Among RFH Friends
Deer crossing sighting by Rumson dog Nancy Spakowski Photo/Sue Hill-Spakowski
Oh, deer! That’s likely what Rumson dog Nancy Spakowski was thinking when she had a little visit with a family of deer while taking a stroll on Blackpoint Horseshoe Road today.
Continue reading Scene Around: Visit with Deer Friends in Rumson
The following December arrests were reported by Red Bank police. An arrest does not constitute a conviction. Continue reading Police Report: Marijuana, DWI, Assault, Disorderly
The RFH boys of the Class of ’78 do some senior lounging and backgammon playing Photo/George Day
What’s an RFH student to do when the studying mood hasn’t struck and the weather stinks?
Hang out in the Senior Lounge and play backgammon, of course. Or something like that. Continue reading Retro RFH Boys of Backgammon
The following recent criminal incidents and arrests were reported by Shrewsbury police. An arrest does not constitute a conviction. Continue reading Police Report: Theft of Services, Forgery, DWI, CDS
A former area fire department treasurer was sentenced on Friday for stealing more than $40,000 during her tenure, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced on Monday.
Continue reading Prosecutor: Fire Dept. Treasurer Sentenced for Stealing $40K
The following December criminal incidents were reported by Red Bank police. Continue reading Police Report: Several Thefts
Oceanport man has been sentenced to a six-year prison term in connection with the distribution of child sexual abuse materials, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced on Monday. Continue reading Prosecutor: Area Man Sentenced to 6 Years for Distribution of Child Sexual Abuse Materials