This Retro Pic of the Day takes us back to a time at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) when taking a dip in the ocean at the chilliest of winter times was, well, very cool as a Polar Bear Club member. Yes, it was a club back then.
The former head of the Rumson-Fair Haven (RFH) Touchdown Club has been charged with pilfering more than $25,000 from the non-profit organization, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced on Thursday.
This Retro Pic of the (George) Day is a reprise. Sometimes you just can’t get enough of this kind of view and the memories it stirs …
If you’re winter daydreaming of snow-capped visions of warm paradise memories, your thoughts may drift to the iconic Peninsula House. It’s as if it was still there. Sometimes, if you close your eyes, like any good memory, you can see it. It all comes back — blankets you in a Tsunami of heart smiles.
The bitter chill of the blustery winter air is on the wane. So, our Retro Pic of the (George) Day is about the thaw that a soul full of cozy reminiscing brings. It hones in on a snow-capped view of the long gone but hardly forgotten favorite historic beach club turned bar/restaurant by the sea at night.
It was the Peninsula House, or P House for short, and it was the Rumson-Fair Haven area go-to hangout — especially for RFH grads.
It was huge and magnificent. The old historic hotel in Sea Bright used old hotel rooms as cabanas. Its wrap-around porch with rocking chairs was an outdoor lounging area seemingly perfectly tailored to locals catching up. There was a backgammon room, a formal dining room. Outside, bands played in a tent near the pool, the beach only a dance step away. It was always bustling, brimming with good vibes.
A two-year operation dubbed Operation Plastic Army, focusing on eradicating fraud and identity theft, has resulted in the arrest of 16 people, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni announced.
And in some parts of the Rumson-Fair Haven area, like Sea Bright, the precipitation and high tides were forecasted to bring the usual coastal flooding to Sea Bright — or pools of water taken to the street, at least.
So, in keeping with wishes for voluntary swimming (rather than doggie paddling across the street) and sunnier days, the Retro Pic of the Day takes us back to the mid-1970s a different kind of team — not teaming rain, but swim team(ing).
This is the old Peninsula House Swim Team. Check out those freestyle tans, toothy grins and suits. Remember Peninsula House, commonly dubbed P-House? It was a popular, affordable beach club to team up with RFH buds and join back in the day. Recognize any of the RFHers win this pic?
Snow days … Students in the Rumson-Fair Haven area haven’t used one yet this school year. Still, the anticipation of one that comes along with a fouled weather forecast bring back a lot of snow-coated, mischief-laden memories.