Out came the sun and sopped up all the snow, leaving behind some hope for brighter days, vaccinations and a closer-knit spring.Continue reading Focus: Sunny Shrewsbury River Daze
Well, the sun made a promising appearance today, bringing with it warm thoughts of togetherness and teaming up for sun-kissed, carefree canoodling and a good swim.Continue reading Retro Sunny Daze: Swim Teaming at P-House
A 27-year-old man has been arrested and charged with luring two 13-year-old girls into his vehicle in Sea Bright with the intent of sexually assaulting them, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.Continue reading Prosecutor: 27-Year-Old Arrested in Sea Bright for Luring 13-Year-Olds
With the chill in the air particularly stinging these days of moving toward winter and more isolation, we need a reminder that sunny days, warm beach weather and shoulder-to-shoulder togetherness and bonding is somewhere on the horizon. So, that in mind, sometimes we just need a classic reprise, just because … These RFH guys were and are so very cool and the memories are warm … Catch a wave and sit on top of this RFH world!Continue reading Retro Chill RFH Surfer Dudes
A reprise from 2017. Taking you back again after eight years … Remember?
It was the year that Halloween wasn’t, but was in a sense. People in the area woke up to a nightmare, if they slept at all the night before. It was 2012 and Superstorm Sandy had pummeled the Jersey Shore. It decimated Sea Bright and destroyed low lying parts of Rumson. Fair Haven was a bit war torn and powerless.Continue reading Focus: Remembering Superstorm Sandy’s Wrath
Former Red Bank and Sea Bright resident Michael John Coolahan, more recently of Highlands, passed away peacefully on Oct. 19. He was 55.Continue reading In Memoriam: Former Sea Bright, Red Bank Resident, Michael Coolahan, 55
It’s black and white. The view of the New York skyline from Sea Bright public beach is unfettered artistry on a clear day. Stark comparison.Continue reading Focus: Black & White; Skyline from Sea Bright
Former Rumsonite, Sea Bright resident, volunteer and former substitute nurse at Forrestdale School, Anne Whitney Lee, passed away peacefully on Sept. 29.
Born in Passaic, Anne graduated from Saint Vincent’s Nursing School in New York City, where she was a nurse for a number of years. She lived in Rumson and then Sea Bright, where she and her husband, Timothy Patrick, raised their three daughters.
Anne is survived by: her children, Mary Pat Molke and husband Richard, Connie Fox, and Susan Lee; her grandchildren, Krista, Joanna, Richard, Conor, AJ, Brendon, Cody, Alexis, and Whitney; and three great-grandchildren, Noah, Caroline and Quincy.
Visitation will be Sunday, Oct. 4, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank. A memorial mass will be celebrated on Monday, Oct. 5 at 10:00 a.m. at Church of the Nativity, Fair Haven. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Family and Children’s Services (FCS) of Monmouth County.
On Monday morning, I’m going away with my friend …
It may have been a Saturday in the Sandpipers’ famed song Come Saturday Morning, but it sure looks like this Monday captured at Sea Bright’s sunrise today by longtime Fair Havenite and Knollwood School teacher, Andy Dougherty.
When morning has broken on a final summer’s day, nothing compares to the serene veracity of the moment, especially when shared with a childhood friend.
The softness of the vivid colors, the loud silence, the magic in the clouds’ formations, the whole world inside each droplet of a wave’s crash. The hush frozen in time in a minute’s worth of snapshots.
The simplest of moments atop a lifeguard stand with a best friend. Saturday or Monday, the awakening calm of the dawn, the moment remains, many of them …
“Just I and my friend. We’ll travel for miles in our Saturday smiles. And then we’ll move on. But we will remember … long after Saturday’s gone.”
The simplest of summers. Remember the moments. Savor them. Exhale with a smile.
The Rumson beach boys of the 1960s no sooner made their retro appearance than the iconic spot of their clubbing and lifeguard stand antics became a focal point of the snapshot.
And there’s a sequel with a girl added to the beach boy mix, apparently having broken up the standoff on the lifeguard stand, calming top spot. Mayhem ensued. Meanwhile, back at the club …Continue reading Retro Rumson Gal, Her Beach Boys & a Little Club History
Call them the 60s beach boys of Rumson. They were … from Rumson and on the beach. Boys on the beach. Yeah, that’s it.Continue reading Retro Rumson Beach Boys’ Stand-Off
Former Sea Bright Fire Department chief, First Aid Squad member and business owner Kevin M. McLean passed away, after a short battle with cancer, on June 3 with his wife by his side. He was 65.Continue reading In Memorium: Former Sea Bright Fire Dept. Chief, First Aider, Kevin McLean, 65