Focus: Fair Haven Oktoberfest Fete

There was no rain on the September Oktoberfest parade of festivities on Saturday in Fair Haven. Despite iffy forecasts, the good weather odds won out and so did the fun for the now annual event. There were no lederhosen in sight, but spirits were high.

Take a look for a glimpse into the event … (And don’t forget to click to enlarge each photo in the lower gallery and advance to the next!) Enjoy!

— Elaine Van Develde

 

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In Memorium: Longtime Rumsonite Pat Martin, 80

Longtime Rumsonite Patience “Pat” Martin passed away on Sept. 7 surrounded by her five loving children. She was 80.

Pat Martin
Photo/courtesy of Thompson Memorial Home

Born in Brooklyn, NY, Pat’s family moved to Rumson at a young age. There, she lived most other life, having spent much time in Manchester, VT, skiing with family. She retired to Vero Beach, FL with her husband, Donal. Pat moved to Rumson, where she lived most of her life.  She spent a fair amount of time in Manchester, VT, skiing with her family and retired to Vero Beach, FL with her husband, Donal. She returned home to Rumson for her final journey, her loved ones said in her obituary.

Having graduated from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School as a valedictorian, Pat attended Dickinson College in Pennsylvania and and studied Shakespeare at Brookdale Community College. 

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