Former Rumsonite, Robert “Bob” Xavier Kelleher, of Little Silver, “beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend,” passed away on May 24. He was 86.Continue reading In Memoriam: Former Rumsonite, Little Silver Resident, Bob Kelleher, 86
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Weekly Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge Travel Advisory
After a Memorial Day with no construction, Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge replacement continues Tuesday through Thursday during the usual 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. hours and a cut 3:30 p.m. on Friday and one major development in bridge traversing. The sidewalk across the bridge has been reopened.
Monmouth County officials’ travel advisory for users of the bridge roadway, sidewalk and waterway is as follows …Continue reading Weekly Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge Travel Advisory
In Memoriam: Rumson-Raised RFH ’76 Grad, Craig Widmaier, 64
Rumson-raised Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) Class of 1976 graduate Craig E. Widmaier, a 34-year Red Bank resident, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 21, at Riverview Medical Center. He was 64.Continue reading In Memoriam: Rumson-Raised RFH ’76 Grad, Craig Widmaier, 64
Scene Around: RFH Senior Pre-Prom Stylin’
Yes, they were all dressed up with a couple of places to go — a pre-prom party and the actual Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) Senior Prom.
The proms of these days are not your ’60s, ’70s, ’80s or ’90s proms. And that makes sense, of course. These days, the pre-prom party is a show of its own. All the prom goers, with or without dates, and their families go to a host’s house to get their prom on sans any alcohol before the main event. The prom goers are even breathalyzed to ensure a safe, fun night.
This year the pre-prom party was at a home on Rumson Road. And, from what we hear and the looks of things, a banner time was had by all. Why not? All the elements of a good gathering were there: the place, the people, the mood and, of course, the fashion.
Speaking of fashion … The guys’ dress is a whole event unto itself this era. These days they sport anything from pretty formal to smart casual and pretty preppie shorts and dress sneakers, if there is such a thing — and there is. Gone are the days of polyester pastel tuxedoes with frilly shirts. Thank the fashion gods. Though, these guys sported an awful lot of preppie pastels. Very sharp and fitting for each boy’s personal taste and personality.
The girls? Well, they were fashionably gowned out and coiffed. Looks like long has remained fashion forward. In fact, it looks like red carpet time for these girls.
It’s been rolled out and rolled up. The party’s over, but the freeze frames remain. Until next year … Prom party on!
— Photos/Jenny Costello, Joanne Formisano and Chris Rodriguez
Retro Rumson Eighth Graders’ Memorial Day
Monday marks an official post-pandemic return to Memorial Day in the Rumson-Fair Haven area of the traditional kind. The day, usually kicked off by parades in Rumson and Fair Haven and solemn services at Victory and Memorial parks, respectively, brings people in communities together. Groups, standing shoulder-to-shoulder, honoring those who sacrificed their lives in service to the country, is the usual visual.Continue reading Retro Rumson Eighth Graders’ Memorial Day
In Memoriam: Fair Haven Native, Rumson High Grad, Parker Family Health Clinic Founder, Shirley Parker, 100
Fair Haven native Shirley Parker “peacefully and gracefully rose to her reward of everlasting life, surrounded by love, on May 21.” She had turned 100 on Jan. 17.Continue reading In Memoriam: Fair Haven Native, Rumson High Grad, Parker Family Health Clinic Founder, Shirley Parker, 100
In Memoriam: Rumson Native & Longtime Fair Havenite, Ruth Bertell, 93
Longtime Fair Havenite and Rumson native, Frieda “Ruth” Bertell, passed away at Navesink Harbor in Red Bank on May 22. She was 93.Continue reading In Memoriam: Rumson Native & Longtime Fair Havenite, Ruth Bertell, 93
In Memoriam: Rumson-Raised Rod Shea, 66
Rumson-raised U.S. Navy veteran, Roderic Shea, passed away on May 19 in Jasper, Georgia. He was 66.Continue reading In Memoriam: Rumson-Raised Rod Shea, 66
Rumson Police Investigating Sunday Car Theft
With the theft Sunday night of a vehicle from Rumson, police are again pleading with residents take what they deem simple precautions to dissuade car thieves.Continue reading Rumson Police Investigating Sunday Car Theft
In Memoriam: Rumson-Raised Charlie Gross, 76
Rumson-raised Charlie Gross, “loving husband, brother, stepfather and grandfather, whose dedication to Monmouth County maritime history was reflected in his love of boatbuilding, passed away on Tuesday in Lincroft due to complications from a chronic neurological illness.”Continue reading In Memoriam: Rumson-Raised Charlie Gross, 76
In Memoriam: Longtime Rumsonite, Joan Marie Keogh
Longtime Rumsonite, Joan Marie Keogh, died on Sunday, May 14, after a very long fight with a form of Lou Gehrig’s disease.Continue reading In Memoriam: Longtime Rumsonite, Joan Marie Keogh
A Mother’s Day Salute to R-FH Area Moms Through the Generations
Reprise! We’ve said it every 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
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