Summertime can be hectic. Not quite as much these post-quarantine pandemic days of summer, though. Most are pretty tired of alone time. Still, there’s nothing better than some an end-of-day solo time to unwind, distanced, in the fresh air … embraced by a familiar, comforting scene.Continue reading Simple Summer: Fair Haven Dock Sunset Solace
This Retro Pic of the Day is being run again as an ode to priceless firsts with your first friend, your first real neighbor and the warmth of those times under the summer sun. It is a thank you to that neighborhood kid, the tallest of us kids, with the fancy, flouncy, skirted bathing suit, the flowery bathing cap and the chutzpah to give this Fair Haven kid many firsts with questionable veracity, but always loyalty and love.Continue reading Retro Neighborhood Kids: Bathing in the Beauty of Firsts
Fair Haven’s iconic Ray Taylor is two years shy of a centenarian today. That means he’s just about as old as his hometown. It also means that he has a cache swelling with love, memories and future plans for the place he has called home for longer than most.Continue reading A Happy 98th Birthday Tribute to a Fair Haven Icon: Ray Taylor
Former Fair Havenite, wife, mom and teacher, Arlene Measley, passed away quietly on Friday morning, June 19, at her Little Silver home.Continue reading In Memorium: Former Fair Havenite, Teacher, Arlene Measley
It’s Father’s Day.
And, we at Rumson-Fair Haven Retrospect are of the mind that the day was really about much more than flipping a burger and patting a good ol’ dad on the back.Continue reading Ode to the Grand Daddies of the R-FH Area
After a three-month-long daily pandemic story time on film, Fair Haven police officers are taking their final bow and exiting stage left from their brief career in pictures.Continue reading Scene Around: Copping COVID Storytime Bloopers
Saturday was a tough day for Fair Havenites longing to keep tradition going, but flogged by a pandemic. It would have been the eighth actual Fair Haven Day on Saturday. The day that started it the annual Fair Haven Day tradition was the Fair Haven Centennial Celebration in 2012.Continue reading Retro Fair Haven Day with Iconic Fair Havenites
A reprise Retro Pic(s) of the Day from the Knollwood School Class of ’74 to the Class of 2020 …
There’s nothing quite like a final class trip — with class clowns, friends, foes and teachers. Yes, teachers. It was a tradition for Fair Haven schools back in the 1970s. And we’re not talking Stokes.
Of course, that wouldn’t be the last for Knollwood schoolers. We’re talking a final group trip. The last leisurely day trip disguised as a class trip. They had those back then.
This particular trip was taken in 1974 to a dude ranch somewhere with Fair Haven’s Knollwood School soon-to-be grads and teachers. Where? None of the old folks in the pictures can remember. Hey, some of us don’t even remember the trip. We know there were horses, perhaps some riding and some swimming. And, apparently, there was lots of lounging and sunning. Hmmmmm …Continue reading Retro Eighth Grade Class Tripping
In a move to support local businesses in the second-stage reopening of New Jersey amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fair Haven Borough Council at its Monday night meeting unanimously passed three resolutions temporarily amending ordinances and lifting associated permit fees.
The three resolutions involve restaurant/eatery outdoor dining, exercise and fitness and sidewalk business function.Continue reading Fair Haven: Council Approves Phase 2 COVID Reopening Measures to Assist Local Businesses
The historic, unprecedented news came on Tuesday night. For the third rare time in more than a century, the Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair 2020 has been cancelled.Continue reading A Covid-19 Era Break in Tradition: Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair Cancelled
There are two different graduation walks when you’re an eighth grade graduate of Fair Haven’s Knollwood School.Continue reading Retro Fair Haven Eighth Grade Graduation Walk