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Retro Rumson St. Patrick’s Day Parading

Drum roll, bagpipes and march … In time-step with a relatively new Rumson tradition, the borough’s sixth St. Patrick’s Day Parade was on March 10, a precursor to St. Patrick’s Day the following weekend.

Photos of the six-year milestone are still surfacing. So, to commemorate it, the Retro Pic(s) of the Day offer a look back to parades dating back to the first in 2013. Rumson-Fair Haven Retrospect could not make it this year. But, thousands of snapshots have been taken since the parade’s inception.

Take a glimpse at some of the most memorable moments of the annual March march down East River Road … Your favorite year?

— Elaine Van Develde photos

A Time to Run: Remembering RFH’s Keith McHeffey

The following was originally posted in 2017 in remembrance of Keith McHeffey. It is being posted again as a reminder that the annual race to honor his memory and help others, The KDM 3-Mile Run, is set for Saturday.

Keith McHeffey and friends
Photo/courtesy of Gregg Kennedy

He was raised in both Rumson and Fair Haven. He was an RFH graduate. He was a friend to many. He had a gift for making people laugh and love life. Then he lost his life in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001. He was Keith McHeffey.

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Memorial Set for Longtime Rumsonite, Surfer, Musician, RFH Grad, Greg Weber, 66

He was a husband, a father, a son, a brother, an uncle, a surfer, a rocker, a warrior, a friend. He was a longtime Rumsonite and Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) graduate. He was Gregory S. Weber and he passed away on March 1 at his Long Branch home. He was 66.

Known to many as someone who loved and lived life to the fullest, Greg was born in Newark, NJ. A graduate of RFH and the University of Colorado, he traveled the world, but was always happiest at the Jersey Shore, family said in his obituary.

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Rumson Police Alert Community to Car Theft, ‘Rummagings’

In light of a recent report of one stolen vehicle and several others having been rummaged through in the overnight hours of Jan. 17 through 18, Rumson police are advising that residents lock their vehicles and remove key fobs, a Rumson Police Department Facebook post said.

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Scene Around: Rumson Breakfast Club

Breakfast in Rumson gone to the dogs
Photo/Sue Hill-Spakowski

When you talk about dogs in Rumson, it’s usually a bulldog you’re referring to, as in the Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) mascot. But, there’s a new dog in town who is providing a dog’s eye view into Rumson life. That would be Nancy Spakowski.

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Iconic Spot: Farewell, Fromagerie; Hello, Rumson House

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.

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