The R-FH Area Weekend: RFH Football with Security, Middletown Day, Oyster Fest, Book Signing

The sun is out, fall is in the air and the weather is predicted to be as pleasant as the event line-up for the Rumson-Fair Haven area weekend.

It all starts on Friday night …

with RFH’s first football game at Borden Stadium at 7 p.m..

Yes, there are new security measures in place.

Here’s the letter from school officials:

“Due to recent acts of violence in Ocean and Union counties and New York City, RFH will implement updated, best-practice security protocols recommended by the Rumson Police Department for large public gatherings, e.g. athletic events.

“The Rumson Police Department has coordinated efforts with RFH administration to ensure smooth implementation. Please be advised: NO Bags (backpacks, duffel bags, etc.) are permitted into Borden Stadium; small personal bags, e.g. purses, may be subject to search; NO Bottles and/or containers of liquid are permitted into Borden Stadium; and NO one with covered-faced costumes (i.e. masks and total body stockings) will be permitted into Borden Stadium.

“It is our intention and obligation to ensure safe events for our students and spectators. If, at any event, you notice suspicious behavior, please notify RFH personnel or law enforcement immediately.”

Saturday … all day, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. is …

Middletown Day on the grounds of Croydon Hall on Leonardville Road in the Leonardo section of the township, right across the river.

The annual fall event features entertainment, pony rides, petting zoo, a flea market, contests, tournaments, business booths, food, goodies, arts and crafts, demonstrations and more. The event is running rain or shine.

And Sunday is the day for …

The Guiness Oyster Festival in the White Street parking lot in Red Bank.

The annual classic event, which runs from noon to 7 p.m. offers lots of food, including, of course, oysters, music and drink and raises money for area causes and more RiverCenter events.

Admission is $5 for all over the age of 10.

A hometown book signing …

Native Fair Havenite Mary Beth Connor Gibson will be back home and signing copies of her first novel, Aroon, at the Fair Haven Firehouse from 1 to 4 p.m..

The award-winning story is set in eighteenth century Ireland, where jealousy, lust, and oppression lead to gruesome visions with only one way to stop the torture—a killing.


John Caroli
BCS Wealth Management