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Retro RFH Dudes’ Surf into Spring

The RFH surfing guys of the 1970s Photo/George Day
The RFH surfing guys of the 1970s
Photo/George Day

A classic reprise for some cheer, just because we’re warming up for spring fever … 

That winter chill is still in the air. The beach is pretty barren. But thoughts of catching a wave into some forecasted spring weather tomorrow are with many in the Rumson-Fair Haven area.

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Focus: Rumson-Fair Haven River Hug

To talk to anyone who considers the Rumson-Fair Haven area home, from their own back yard to far away places, a peek into the day’s end at the river is a home embrace. A hug. Comfort. So it’s been said. So it’s been felt.

So, if you can’t get down by the river tonight, here’s a hug, or 20, from the end of your road to home. (And, don’t forget to click to enlarge to get the whole hug picture.)

Which hometown hug speaks to you most?

— Elaine Van Develde

The R-FH Area Weekend: Riley Pickleball Tourney, Harvest Fest, PBA Steak Dinner, Car Show

This weekend promises the first good dose of fair fall weather, and with the season kick-off come several events.

Starting bright and early on Saturday morning …

A pickleball tournament dedicated to the memory of former longtime Fair Havenite U.S. Army Pfc. Jamie Riley, who was killed in an accident while training, will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Fair Haven Fields. See the poster below for details:

And at noon on Saturday, the Fair Haven PTA HarvestFest gets started at Knollwood School. It runs until 4 p.m. with a host of activities, treats, displays and contests.

To cap off Saturday evening, the Fair Haven PBA is hosting its annual Steak Dinner starting at 6 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Fair Haven Road. See details in the below poster:

And on Sunday, from 9 a.m to 3 p.m., the 20th annual Fair Haven Fire Fire Police & Auxiliary Car Show kicks into gear. The event is free to spectators. There’s music, trophies and plenty of cool classic cars to see. See details below:

Enjoy the event-filled weekend! See you around the towns!

Flashback: Retro R-FH Area Siblings

Sunday was National Siblings Day.

So, though we may be a day late, we’re not short on photo gems of Rumson-Fair Haven area siblings.

These shots of still recognizable siblings go back as far as the 1930s and are as recent as a few months ago.

So, as a Retro Pic(s) of the Day, we honor siblings in the area with a slideshow. These photos, most likely taken with one of those Brownie cameras or the Instamatic with the cube flash, are classics.

Recognize anyone? Favorite shot?

— Elaine Van Develde

Thanks to Facebook friends for the photos in this slideshow!

The BOE Votes: Mancuso Loses FH Bid for Third Term

By Elaine Van Develde

Fair Haven Board of Education President Mark Mancuso has lost his bid for re-election, leaving contenders Bennett Coleman, Michelle Buckley and Charlie Jakub filling the three seats up for grabs on the nine-member board.

Mancuso first came to the board by filling an unexpired term five years ago. He will be finishing the end of his second full term on the dais by the year’s end.

The highest vote-getter in the election, which brought out 3,299 voters, was Coleman, with 847. Buckley garnered 655 votes and Jakub 632, according to the unofficial tallies of the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office.

Five vied for the three seats. In addition to Mancuso, Marisa Coar did not win her bid for election. She won 615 votes, or roughly 19 percent, while Mancuso had the least amount of votes cast on his ballot — 540, or about 16 percent.

There were 10 write-ins.


The race for three board seats in the Rumson School District was uncontested.

Three ran for three seats.

With a total of 1,595 votes cast, John Connors got the highest number of votes, 533, or more than 33 percent. Charles ”Chuck” Jones III won 532, or just more than 33 percent. And Margaret Simons got 514 votes, or 32 percent, the vote tallies of the Clerk’s Office said.

There were 16 write-ins.

Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School

With three seats up for grabs, only two incumbent candidates ran uncontested to fill them.

Lourdes Lucas and Sarah Maris (both representing Fair Haven) won new terms with 874 and 869 votes, respectively.

Teresa Liccardi, M.D., Rumson representative, did not seeking re-election.

So, there will be an empty seat to be filled.

There were 55 write-ins for that seat.