It’s all about offering youth a close-up view of their ocean world as inspiration to protect it.Continue reading Focus: Clean Ocean Action & Inspiring Young Ocean Advocates
Longtime Rumsonite Patrick “Paddy” Devenny passed away on Friday, May 20. He was 97.Continue reading In Memoriam: Longtime Rumsonite Patrick ‘Paddy’ Devenny, 97
Cheers to the spring sun, fun and RFH teen weekend warrior times!
Yes, there’s nothing quite like a toast to warmer times retro RFH style! The spring sun is finally out, things are warming up to a summertime temperature and it’s time for a time honored party — or at least a partying spirit.Continue reading Retro RFH Weekend Warriors
Call it the bloody full flower moon of May. That about sums up last night’s lunar situation when a full eclipse gradually turned the moon blood red.Continue reading Focus: Bloody Flower Moon Over Rumson & Fair Haven
Rumson resident Thomas G. McBrady passed away Thursday, May 12. He was 84.Continue reading In Memoriam: Rumson Resident Tom McBrady, 84
Reprise! We said it last year, and we’re saying it again this year …
Happy Mother’s Day to Rumson-Fair Haven area moms of the past and present!
You put the coffee on. You called for us when dinner was ready. You held on tight when we needed a hug. You wiped our dirty little faces, sopped up tears and runny noses. You were there, front and center, at many a school open house, game, play, concert and, yes, principal’s office visit.
You welcomed the neighborhood kids as if they were your own. You wrote all those notes to get us out of gym class (because some of us were clods). You shook your heads in disbelief over our antics and yelled our full names like a loving banshee when you were mad. You had our backs. You were just plain there — the unshifting foundation of a community through the years, building a legacy.
Thank you. We remember those who are gone and salute those who carry on …
— Elaine Van Develde
Photos/courtesy of Facebook friends
Longtime Rumsonite, Barbara Lawes Mercer, passed away peacefully at home on May 4. She was 91.Continue reading In Memoriam: Longtime Rumsonite, Volunteer, Barbara Lawes Mercer, 91
From Rumson police …
“The United States Coast Guard, New Jersey State Police and the Rumson Police Department are investigating a missing person from a vessel in the Sandy Hook Bay which was reported to the United States Coast Guard on Monday, May 2, 2022.
“Missing is 54 year old Richard P. O’Day, of Rumson, New Jersey.
“If you have any information pertaining to this investigation please contact New Jersey State Police Detective Hannan at 609-584-5000 x5289, United States Coast Guard at 718-354-4120 or Detective Schneider of the Rumson Police Department at 732-842-0500.”
Please see (the) below post from the family …
It all adds up. Good teachers plus intriguing personalities equals motivated, successful students. And, no matter how you put the equation together at RFH, there was no zero involved when it came to high school math teachers.Continue reading Retro RFH Mathematical Teaching Moments
It’s all about writing what you know, as they say. So, since it’s Teacher Appreciation Week, we’re stepping back several decades to show some appreciation for RFH teachers we knew and some of their teaching moments, profound or not, that stuck with us.Continue reading Retro RFH English Teaching Moments
Red Bank resident Susan “Suzy” M. Eagan Wynne passed away peacefully on April 24. She was 77.Continue reading In Memoriam: Red Bank Resident, Area Hair Stylist, RBC ’63 Grad, Suzy Eagan Wynne, 77
If there’s any way to summon the spring sun, it’s with some 70s madras fashion. That’s the way they did the spring dance in Rumson in 1973.Continue reading Retro Rumson Boys of Spring Dancing & Madras Mayhem