A former Hazlet auto repair shop manager has been indicted on charges that he stole roughly $90,000 from his employer over the course of 15 months, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced on Monday.Continue reading Prosecutor: Former Area Repair Shop Manager Indicted for $90K Theft from Business
Well, St. Patrick’s Day is looming. And with the resurrection of St. Paddy’s Day Parades this year, thoughts turn back to a club that took the chill out of the winter’s gala holiday — the RFH Irish Sweater Society of 1980.Continue reading Retro RFH Irish Sweater Society Parading
Press “Play.” Sometimes light peering through stark, hazy darkness is a beacon to play time that’s drawing near. It can transport a daydreamer to past play, too. Warmth. Vision. Clarity. Contentment.
The pin spotlights scream silence — peace. They remind: There is a light to follow forward and back. Each spot shines a light on one memory at a time, bringing focus to the haze, bringing back the warmth. Each spot draws us to a brighter tomorrow, too. Each reminds: There’s a way out of the dark haze, forward or rewind. Either takes us back to the same place. Home.
When two iconic playtime scenes — an otherwise bustling iconic Victory Park or Barnacle Bill’s gathering haven — are somber and still, it’s then that one can see the power of place clearly. Feel it deeply. The more stark, the more profound. The more simple, the more black and white, the love of home.
Get lost in the light to find your own way home.
— Photos/Elaine Van Develde for R-FH Retro only (CLICK on one to enlarge and scroll. Enjoy!)
And lighter days are coming to the area. Here’s the week’s weather forecast, courtesy of the National Weather Service, for the Rumson-Fair Haven area …
Former longtime Fair Havenite, Arthur J. Flanagan, Sr., also of Middletown and Kearny, passed away peacefully on Feb. 26. He was 95.
Born on June 26,1926 in Lyndhurst and raised in Kearny, Arthur was a resident of Fair Haven for more than 50 years.Continue reading In Memoriam: Longtime Former Fair Havenite, U.S. Navy WW II Vet, Arthur J. Flanagan Sr., 95
Hail to the chief! He’s taken the plunge and triumphed again.
Rumson Police Chief Scott Paterson dove into the icy ocean waters of Seaside on Saturday and emerged the plunge’s top donor once again to benefit his cause — Special Olympics New Jersey.
The chief solely ended up with a total of $41,337 raised for his cause. He plunged with the Little Silver Crocs team once again. The largest of the final hour donations was from Rumson St. Patrick’s Day Parade at $1,005. So, in the end, Paterson ended up top donor for what may have been his final plunge.
As a whole, the 2022 Plunge at Seaside garnered $1,935,180, surpassing its goal. The goal was $1.8 million.
The area woman who was charged last month with swindling a former employer out of more than $2.2 million over the course of seven years has been charged again — this time with stealing more than $67,000 from another employer, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced on Friday.Continue reading Prosecutor: Area Office Worker Charged with Stealing $67K from Employer
Nothing says “neighborly TGIF” like a look back at what was a common kind of casual gathering of friends just because.Continue reading Retro Fair Haven Police Chief & TGIF Crew
The Long Branch teen who fatally shot and killed four members of his family with a high-powered rifle on New Year’s Eve in 2017 has been found guilty of first-degree murder, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced on Thursday.Continue reading Prosecutor: Long Branch Man Found Guilty of 2017 Murder of Four Family Members
Our now annual reprise honoring the inspiration for R-FH Retro — my mom, Sally Van Develde — on what would have been her 99th birthday. A birthday wish … Happy Heavenly Birthday, Mom. You remain in the hearts of so many … Besides, I won’t let them forget.
“If I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I won’t look any further than my own back yard. Because if it isn’t there, I never really lost it to begin with! Is that right?” ~ Dorothy, The Wizard of Oz
For the love of home and a Fair Haven mom … that’s right.
Sometimes a birthday without her is about lighting the candles, making the wish, sustaining the simple legacy of going home, staying home with my mom, Sally Van Develde.
Today would have been her 99th birthday. If she had lived to blow out all those candles on her cake, I wondered what she would have done. What her wish would have been.Continue reading Staying Home with My ‘Fair’ Lady on Her Birthday
They’ve learned to love a little more and share the love in someone’s memory.Continue reading RFH Key Club: Loving a Little More with Memorable Donation
A reprise to warm hearts as the thaw ensues and spring fever hits …
The snow is gone. The weather is warming up. People are shedding coats for sweaters and getting out and about a little more each day.
The thaw has started. Call it classic spring fever. And it’s a more feverish fever than ever with COVID fatigue in full swing and mask mandates being lifted. Thoughts of sunny, warm, close spring-is-in-the-air antics are racing through minds, especially those of high schoolers.Continue reading Retro RFH Spring Fever Drive
Rumson Police Chief Scott Paterson is set to take the plunge again — the plunge into the icy winter ocean water at Seaside Heights to benefit the Special Olympics New Jersey.Continue reading Scene Around: Last Call to Support Rumson Police Chief in Plunge for Special Olympics