The Fair Haven Day 2024 Story

It’s all about celebrating community spirit.

That’s what The Foundation of Fair Haven organizers are stressing about this year’s Fair Haven Day, set for June 8 — not that there’s anything new about that. It’s just that after a bit of time of doing without a Foundation and a Fair Haven Day, they felt that with the second year since the day’s full-on resurrection, the time was more than right to make the theme come to life with extra purpose. And there are new ways to celebrate the exclamation to that end.

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Retro Rumson Eighth Graders’ Memorial Day

Rumson Boy Scouts at Memorial Day service circa early 1970s
Photo/George Day

It’s been a Memorial Day of the traditional kind in the Rumson-Fair Haven area. The day, usually kicked off by parades in Rumson and Fair Haven and solemn services at Victory and Memorial parks, respectively, brings people in the communities together. Groups, standing shoulder-to-shoulder, honoring those who sacrificed their lives in service to the country, is the usual visual.

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Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge & Roadway Travel Alert

Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge construction work remains status quo, with the exception of major roadwork on the Rumson side this week. All construction continues on the usual 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. schedule though Friday, weather permitting.

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Prosecutor: Pedestrian Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident

The cause of a pedestrian being fatally struck by a motor vehicle in Spring Lake Heights is currently under investigation, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago and Spring Lake Heights Police Department Chief Edward W. Gunnell announced in a joint statement on Sunday.

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Scene Around: Marine Units Make a Splash in Nav-e-Sink or Swim

They made a Navesink splash.

The water rescue units of the Rumson and Fair Haven First Aid squads made their inaugural water run of the season with the Nav-e-Sink or Swim race patrol out of Victory Park in Rumson today.

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Memorial Day Weekend DWI Checkpoints Set; Start Friday Night

Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of summer are upon us; and, Monmouth County authorities are being proactive about sober driving as the DWI Task Force, in cooperation with local police, plans two weekend DWI checkpoints starting tonight, the Monmouth County DWI Task Force announced.

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Focus: A Memorial Flag Day for Fair Haven Fire Department’s Departed

“Where’s your father?” my Fair Haven neighbor shouted to me from across the street some years ago a bit before Memorial Day.

“Uh, whaaat??” I answered with a chuckle. “Um, he’s in the cemetery?”

“Which one?” he asked.

A bit befuddled and more focused on taking the garbage out than my long-deceased dad’s whereabouts, I shook my head and laughed as he continued with “We can’t find him.”

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