Proclamations from the governing body in hand, Fair Haven championship baseball boys posed for a picture of their shining-like-a- true-diamond moment at Monday’s Borough Council meeting.
Two teams won the championships. “Our 8U and 11U Diamond teams brought home the hardware!” Mayor Josh Halpern said in a social media post. “Proud of these fantastic and talented groups of players and coaches. I am confident this won’t be the last time we are celebrating their success. Thanks for making us all proud!”
If the unofficial vote tallies hold true, there will be a lone Democrat on the six-member Fair Haven Borough Council dais in January. The winning election ticket for the governing body was split one — one challenger of each party earning a seat.
The following opinion piece on Halloween through the generations in Fair Haven was originally published in 2015. It is reprised annually …
Before the parade passes by, this kid from Fair Haven has some parading memories on which to reflect. Remember this scene?
It’s a longstanding tradition — the Fair Haven Halloween Parade.
I remember it well — from my first parade trek back in the late 1960s to the ’70s, 80s, 90s and now.
It all started at age 7 with a wish to be Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz. I’ve noticed a few in more recent years and the green-eyed jealousy monster of a near senior has reared its head. But I digress … That little dress-up fantasy of the 60s of mine was foiled when my mother couldn’t get the gingham outfit together, my pigtails were not so poised for the silver screen look and my sister refused to crawl down Hance Road as Toto.
I guess it was bad enough that from the age of 3, she was forced by this pint-sized dominatrix 5-year-old Dorothy to crawl on a makeshift Funk and Wagnall’s encyclopedia Yellow Brick Road to Oz in the living room. The neighbors never quite got over it, either.