It’s not every day that a Rumsonite takes a typical beach stroll and bumps, not so literally, into a couple of seals. It’s only a pandemic day in May.Continue reading Scene Around: Seals on the Beach
Distancing. It’s a necessity these days. Yet, sometimes a little distance leads to appreciation. A new perspective. A dawn. That promise of a new day. The light that reminds us that it is there as darkness falls. The light that always appears after the darkness.
Solitude can offer solace. Taking several steps back to be drenched in sunlight’s promise, a stark view, uncluttered by fear and confusion. The comfort of isolation. The embracing call of the light, close in the distance.
Sometimes a furry best friend who doesn’t know how to distance makes the view just a little sweeter, too. Rumsonite Sue Hill-Spakowski and dog Nancy took in this sunrise, sunset view at Sandy Hook’s Fort Hancock and its perspective as COVID-19 stats rose and fear enveloped the area.
Call it serenity in a snapshot. And Nancy rose with the sun on this. She just didn’t want to move for the full view. That’s OK. She was stepping into the light. Illuminated Rumson dog.
Look for the light. Embrace it. Stay safe, all!
Seasons change. We are currently subjected to a new season. A new normal. Spring has sprung. Few have noticed, preoccupied with fear and bloom of social distancing mandates to flatten the curve of COVID-19.Continue reading Focus: A Soothing Spring Back to Rumson in 2015
Everyone said it. Sunday was a great day for a parade. And so the marchers marched under sunny skies in the Eighth Annual Rumson St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Take a look at some of the sights and folks of the day … (And don’t forget to click in the lower gallery to enlarge and scroll!)
Photos/Sue Hill-Spakowski and Jenny Costello for R-FH Retro
It’s that time — dress rehearsal time for the Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School’s (RFH) annual musical theater production. This year it’s Footloose. And as tech week winds down and things are fine-tuned, the cast settles into dress rehearsals, with that final dress rehearsal set for tonight.Continue reading Focus: Dress Rehearsing RFH’s ‘Footloose’
Sometimes the reflection at the waterfront in the Rumson-Fair Haven area is a mirror glass one. Still. Vivid. A picture with a clear message staring back at you from beneath.
It’s a picture of calm insight. It’s casting back of a similar scene with something new to see in the frame freeze of the water. Reflection. It gives you the chance to see more … without the blindness that the light can bring.
Take a look and find your own retrospective view …
— Photos/Elaine Van Develde
Continue reading Focus: Faces of 2019
“If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.”Fred Rogers (Mr. Rogers)
The Beatles said it in the song In My Life. There are places people remember … all their lives … though some have changed. Place defines. It brings comfort. It triggers memories. It is a bookmark in our hearts. The places we remember forever … the places that are home.Continue reading Focus: Places Remembered 2019
They got lit for the holidays and ended up winning. Essentially that’s what happened when Fair Haven residents competed in the borough’s second annual holiday decoration contest (2019).Continue reading Scene Around: Lit Holiday Winners in Fair Haven
Remember the old Sunday night drive to check out all the Christmas lights when you were a kid?Continue reading Lighting Up Fair Haven for the Holidays
Well, the weather outside was threatening to be slightly frightful on Friday night as Fair Haven’s Tree Lighting and Holiday Stroll got under way. But, despite a little drizzle rain, the annual tradition went on without a hitch. Delightful.
The stage for holiday merriment was set at the usual spot at Memorial Park, people gathered, Santa arrived via firetruck, the tree was lit strolling and festivities abounded.
Take a look for a glimpse into the night … (And don’t forget to CLICK to ENLARGE and scroll!)
— Photos/Elaine Van Develde
It’s not the musical Oklahoma, but the song “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning” certainly came to mind when seeing this snapshot from Fair Havenite Bill Heath, retired borough police officer and now a captain with SeaStreak Ferries.Continue reading Scene Around: A Fair Havenite’s Beautiful Morning & Forecast