In Memoriam: Fair Havenite Patrick McDermott, 87

Fair Havenite Patrick “Paddy” Joseph McDermott, “beloved husband, father, pop-pop, brother, uncle and friend was called home early Monday,” Nov. 21. He was 87.

Paddy was surrounded by his family at the time of his death, as he was in life. It gave him a great sense of peace, because he knew where everyone was; and that was a requirement in his book.

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Retro RFH Show Time: Oz Wizadry

Show time is tomorrow for the RFH Tower Players’ fall production of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow back on the stage at the high school. In honor of opening night curtain and returning to the stage, we offer a look back at a trip down the RFH Yellow Brick Road to Oz and some staged wizardry of the early 1970s at RFH.

I have a feeling we’re not in Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) anymore …

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Prosecutor: Former Cop Pleads Guilty to Meth Production

A former Long Branch Police officer pleaded guilty on Tuesday to various offenses related to the manufacturing of methamphetamine at his home in May, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced.

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Focus: Good RFH PAS Coffee House Times

Pumped up and piping hot, like a good, strong cup of java, Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) musicians revived their live coffee house last night.

It was a time to sing, play and socialize in person once again after COVID-19 quashed the event last year.

Organized by RFH music teacher Zach Lorelli, with tech direction by Matt Leddin, the revival RFH Performing Arts Society (PAS) event was a success, by all accounts.

The program was full, artistic palettes were satiated and a surprise jam came at the end.

With Tobias Ramondo on drums and Luke LaGratta on guitar, Jackson Champeau sang.

RFH PAS is always looking to showcase new talent; and there will be an encore in the spring, so anyone interested in performing can contact Lorelli at RFH.

Check out the photos and slideshow above for a glimpse into the evening. CLICK on one photo in the gallery to enlarge and scroll for a closer look!

*Thanks to RFH PAS parent Joanne Mitchell Formisano for contributing the photos!*

Retro RFH Hip & Hooray Boys

The boy cheerleaders of RFH Powder Puff Football 1977 Photo/George Day
The boy cheerleaders of RFH Powder Puff Football 1977
Photo/George Day
The boy cheerleaders of RFH Powder Puff Football 1977
Photo/George Day

There’s nothing like a good ol’ RFH cheer. It’s just hip, hip … happening! Cheering has changed over the decades at RFH. Still there’s nothing quite as unique as this cheer crew. So, for cheer’s sake, we give these guys an annual fall encore of this Oct. 8, 2015 Retro Pic of the (George) Day from two views! Cheers!

The 1977 RFH Powder Puff Football game was a good one that made for some great photo ops.

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RFH’s Megan Wilkins: Partnering with Harvard Project

Rumson Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) Social Studies teacher and mentor, Megan Wilkins, is on her way to becoming a partner with Harvard Business School’s Case Method Project.  

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RFH Student-Athletes’ Signing

It’s official. More Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) student- athletes have signed letters of intent, committing to play and study at the colleges of their choice.

This time the signing is all about baseball, crew, lacrosse, tennis, soccer and field hockey.

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Retro Fall For Three RFH Guys & a Skateboard

Triple threat RFH guys’ skate in the 1970s
Photo/George Day

A must of a seasonal reprise, just because … The season says it all. Every fall has a rise and these RFH guys always seemed to find a way to rise to the occasion of a good skateboarding adventure and antics. So, this seasonal reprise from October of 2019 seemed a repeat of the finest RFH kind.  Ride on, RFH guys … 

You’ve seen them before … this crew of daring, not so diabolical RFH guys who had a little skateboarding club. Call these views the triple threats.

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