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Looking Back at Sandy Sights

Sandy's block from the bridge to Sea Bright. Photo/Elaine Van Develde
Sandy’s block from the bridge to Sea Bright. Photo/Elaine Van Develde

By Elaine Van Develde

It was two years ago that Sea Bright and low-lying parts of Rumson were ravaged by Hurricane Sandy.

Even after the wind and rain stopped and the Shrewsbury River and ocean parted and drifted back to where they belonged, people were put out of their homes and there was no getting into or out of Sea Bright.

The U.S. Army’s National Guard was called in to help.  Sea Bright residents lined up for a shuttle to take them for a small window of time to grab integral belongings from their ruined homes.

Rumson police and the guardsmen blocked the bridge and food, hot beverages were served as emergency clothing was doled out.

It was a surreal scene for all involved.

Rumson-Fair Haven Retrospect will feature Sandy photos for the next two weeks, until the lights came back on at the time in the Rumson-Fair Haven area.

 

Hurricane Sandy’s Wrath in Sea Bright

Donovan's Reef in Sea Bright after Hurricane Sandy's wind and rain stopped. Photo/Elaine Van Develde
Donovan’s Reef in Sea Bright after Hurricane Sandy’s wind and rain stopped. Photo/Elaine Van Develde

By Elaine Van Develde

It was two years ago that Hurricane Sandy spun its wrath on the Rumson-Fair Haven area, devastating Sea Bright.

Donovan’s Reef, a mainstay summer partying spot was one of the superstorm’s worst victims.

This is what it looked like when the wind and rain stopped. Remember? Let us know which spot of Sandy decimation you remember most. Email us at evd@rfhretro.com.

A Bird Day Afternoon

Seagull sunning in Sea Bright. Photo/Elaine Van Develde
Seagull sunning in Sea Bright. Photo/Elaine Van Develde

Call it a seagull’s Saturday.

This sea bird was among many that took the chance to hang out, sun themselves and fetch some food while environmentalists cleaned up the beach in Sea Bright at the annual Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweeps.

Got a good shot or pic idea? Let us know at evd@rfhretro.com.

A Look Back at a Fair Haven Accident

Police activity when a pedestrian was hit by a car on the last night of the Fair Haven Firemen's Fair. Photo/Elaine Van Develde
Police activity when a pedestrian was hit by a car on the last night of the Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair. Photo/Elaine Van Develde

As the Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair was closing up on its final night, the otherwise routine, tame evening was a bit rocked when a pedestrian was clipped by an SUV while crossing the street in the crossing lane in front of the firehouse.

Police cars quickly converged. While the young girl sustained minor injuries and was helped up and across the street, the driver of the vehicle that struck her, Rumson resident Dawn L. Capalbo, was placed under arrest and charged with driving while intoxicated and reckless driving, according to the Fair Haven Police report.

Were you there? R-FH Retro just happened to be. Have any photos of the recent or distant past in the area? Send them over to us at evd@rfhretro.com.

A Retro RFH Basketball Cheer

 

The boys of RFH's cheerleading squad for the Student-Faculty Basketball Game in 1976. Photo/RFH yearbook screenshot
The boys of RFH’s cheerleading squad for the Student-Faculty Basketball Game in 1976.
Photo/RFH yearbook screenshot

Have you ever seen a lovelier bunch of cheerleaders from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH)?

OK, you just may have — like the guys who cheered for that 1977 RFH Powder Puff Football game.

Well, this Retro Pic of the Day features a different bunch from a different class and for a different game — the RFH Student-Faculty Basketball Game. But do you know exactly what year it was?

Here’s a clue: It looks like John Kirman is the tallest one in the photo above of the “girls” getting set and standing for a new routine.

— Elaine Van Develde