Tag Archives: Fair Haven

Springtime in the Rumson-Fair Haven Area?

After a string of rainy days of spring, otherwise just plain dank weather, the sun made a seasonal appearance on Monday and went back into hiding on Tuesday. And down came the rain — again.

Continue reading Springtime in the Rumson-Fair Haven Area?

A Mother’s Day Salute to R-FH Area Moms Through the Generations

Happy Mother’s Day to Rumson-Fair Haven area moms of the past and present!

You put the coffee on. You called for us when dinner was ready. You held on tight when we needed a hug. You wiped our dirty little faces, sopped up tears and runny noses. You were there, front and center, at many a school open house, game, play, concert and, yes, principal’s office visit. You welcomed the neighborhood kids as if they were your own. You wrote all those notes to get us out of gym class (because some of us were clods). You shook your heads in disbelief over our antics and yelled our full names like a loving banshee when you were mad. You had our backs. You were just plain there — the unshifting foundation of a community through the years, building a legacy.

Thank you. We remember those who are gone and salute those who carry on …

— Elaine Van Develde

Photos/courtesy of Facebook friends

 

In Memorium: Services Set for Longtime Fair Havenite Craig Sergeant

“He lived his entire adulthood in three different homes in Fair Haven, NJ, a town he adored and planned never leave.”

That’s what longtime Fair Havenite Craig C. Sergeant’s obituary said about the local man who passed away unexpectedly on March 22 at the age of 71 in New Brunswick.

His life will be celebrated from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27, at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St., Red Bank. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 28, at the Presbyterian Church at Shrewsbury, 352 Sycamore Avenue, Shrewsbury.

Born in 1946 to Raymond and Dorothy Clarke Sergeant in Red Bank, Craig grew up there and graduated from Red Bank High School in 1964 and Albright College in Pennsylvania in 1968. After college, he settled down in Fair Haven and never planned on leaving.

From his obituary …

Continue reading In Memorium: Services Set for Longtime Fair Havenite Craig Sergeant

Remembering Fair Haven Police Patrolman Robert J. Henne

It was three years ago today that Fair Haven lost Patrolman Robert Henne. The loss of the friendly, compassionate cop was a devastating one.

We, at Rumson-Fair Haven Retrospect, again offer our profound condolences to his loving family and many colleagues and friends. 

In memory of Robert, we are re-running our tribute to him that was originally published after his funeral and final call on March 31, 2015. 

RIP, Robert. You are remembered … 

Continue reading Remembering Fair Haven Police Patrolman Robert J. Henne

The R-FH Area Weekend: KDM Fun Run, Rumson St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Fish/Sparerib Dinner

Well, the nor’easter has long passed and the weather forecast for the weekend calls for sun and a lot of warmth in the Rumson-Fair Haven community with some tradition and events for the weekend.

Continue reading The R-FH Area Weekend: KDM Fun Run, Rumson St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Fish/Sparerib Dinner

Celebrating Dr. Seuss in Fair Haven Schools

The Fair Haven school district’s week-long celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday was more fun than a Cat in the Hat.
Each year the March 2 birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, is remembered throughout the U.S. with the Read Across America event. This year’s was held Feb. 26 through March 2 when students at Viola L. Sickles and Knollwood schools were treated to a week filled with reading-based fun and discovery.

Continue reading Celebrating Dr. Seuss in Fair Haven Schools

In Memorium: Fair Havenite Richard Bennett Sr., 88

Fair Havenite Richard L. “Pop-Pop” Bennett Sr. passed away on Feb. 28 after a brief illness. He was 88.

The following is his obituary, written by loved ones, from Thompson Memorial Home … 

Continue reading In Memorium: Fair Havenite Richard Bennett Sr., 88

Sickles School’s Olympic Family Math Week

Sickles School second-grader William Kuskin, second grade teacher Kate Gagliano, second-grader Piper Duffy, and Piper’s mother Megan Duffy explore new math learning tools at Family Math Night
Photo/Fair Haven School District
With a collective “Let the games begin!” Family Math Week 2018 at Fair Haven’s Viola L. Sickles School paid homage to and culminated in a nod to the Winter Olympics.

Continue reading Sickles School’s Olympic Family Math Week

Retro Whistle Stop Smiles; Timeless Celebration of a Fair Haven Icon’s Birthday

Frank Leslie Sr. and his gaggle of kids at the Whistle Stop in Fair Haven circa 1979 Photo/Elaine Van Develde
Frank Leslie Sr. and his gaggle of kids at the Whistle Stop in Fair Haven circa 1979
Photo/Elaine Van Develde

Today would have marked the 89th birthday of Fair Haven’s Frank Leslie Sr., owner of the iconic Whistle Stop. In honor of that, we are sharing this piece originally posted on July 20, 2016. Happy Birthday, Mr. Leslie! Thanks for the many smiles and simple good times!

By Elaine Van Develde

Sometimes all it takes is a jawbreaker, a slice of Elio’s pizza, pinball and friends all enveloped in a gingham-curtained room with a jovial giant of a dad host to make a bunch of kids smile.

Sometimes. Some simpler time back in time.

Continue reading Retro Whistle Stop Smiles; Timeless Celebration of a Fair Haven Icon’s Birthday