Call it fairly literal. With the not-so-fair weather lately, thoughts tend to turn to the hometown warmth and fun that is the Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair.Continue reading Retro Winning Fair Daze
The sun has set on summer, leaving the glass empty with promise of another intoxicating locals’ fall refill after the rain.Continue reading Focus: Empty Glass Toast to Summer’s Sunset
Photo/courtesy of Paul Karinja.
Reprise from Aug. 23, 2022, because we’re having a July heat wave …
There’s nothing quite like sitting on the dock of the … river in Rumson. Though this was never seen as wasting time. Savoring it was more like it. Still is.Continue reading Retro Rumson Dock Summertime Coolness
Reprise, because it’s a scorcher of a summer …
The scorching summer heat lately has made taking a flying leap into a fountain, or any body of water, a goal to which many aspire — and attain as the need to cool down beckons.
In fact, summer days, for RFHers, weren’t always all about beach clubbing it and keeping cool, fun times local.Continue reading Retro Keepin’ it Cool with RFH Teens
Photo/Ken Card, courtesy of Alice Mansfield
Reprise, because everyone’s asking about those hot Rumson girls of the 1950s dock days. And they’re still around the towns …
Well, we are steeped in steamy summer heat. And there’s really nothing more sizzling summer hot than two Rumson girls of the 1950s who took the plunge into and out of summers together — suited up, off the Rumson Dock and into a longtime friendship.Continue reading Retro Sizzling Rumson Dock Girls’ 50s Summer
A reprise in honor of beating the heat of summer days with a little backyard pool dip, dressing for the occasion, and those first, best neighborhood friends …
Back in the summer of ’65 … the heat was on, and some pint-sized bathing beauties were set to walk the walk, if the suit and the bathing cap fit.Continue reading Retro Neighborhood Bathing Beauty Besties
They made a splash! That’s for sure! There’s nothing cooler than chillin’ RFH dudes taking a summer-mandatory dive, or 1,000, into the ocean and making a little mischief in Sea Bright.Continue reading Retro RFH Cool Boys’ Summer Splash
A reprise from June of 2016 in honor of summer days in Sea Bright …
Well, the weather has been mighty fine for the official start of summer and Sea Bright beaches are swarming with RFHers.Continue reading Retro RFH Beach Boys
It’s field day time in Fair Haven schools! A reprise in honor of a traditional prequel to summertime for Fair Haven kids …
Once upon a time, in those school days right before summer, when Knollwood School kids gathered on Sportsman’s Field for, well, some Field Day fun, let’s just say it was a bit hard to keep them focused.Continue reading Retro Having a Field Day at Knollwood
There’s nothing simpler or more fun than some sweet summertime dancing to the beat of a band in a park — or your own drummer, for that matter.
It’s all golden summer fun when there’s a little dancing to the ever-so-popular band Line Drive at Jazz in the Park in Red Bank. And last Thursday night there was dancing, a lot of it spearheaded by one person literally doing the dancing to the beat of her own drummer, actually. That would be Lucille LoSapio (center in the featured photo) who was literally dancing to the beat of her own drummer — her husband, Gary Dates, longtime drummer with Line Drive.
Line Drive is in revival mode and playing all over the place again. Aside from some other dancing divas in the park, there was one who got a special birthday serenade. That would be the Red Bank Recreation girl at the entrance. Know her? She got the crowd spirited from the start at the entrance.
Jose Loo, Line Drive’s forever lead vocalist, now also on the keyboard, sang to the birthday girl (appropriately vested for the job) and the crowd joined in.
Solid gold? Why, yes, all that jazzy dancing, easy listening and riverfront scenery sure is. No need to complicate the simplest of summer spendor in a day when you could be dancing … yeah!
Take a look at the above photo gallery for a glimpse into the Jazz in the Park fun. (CLICK on one photo to enlarge and scroll. Enjoy!)
Jazz in the Park at Riverside Garden Park on Front Street in Red Bank will feature the Stephane Wremble Trio this Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m.. Line Drive will be appearing at Triumph Brewing in Red Bank on Friday. Click here for more on Line Drive updates.
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Summer reprise originally posted in the summer of 2015, just because … What’s summer without some crazy RFH guys and a dive?
Swim, anyone? Waterless ballet? More like whatever works in a cement pond without the water. And this bunch of RFH guys made it work.Continue reading Retro RFH Boys’ Summer Dive
A reprise in honor of the heat of summer and the warmest of times …
Summer fun in Fair Haven doesn’t get any simpler or more treasured than ending the day down by the Fair Haven Dock, sand between the toes, a few antics up the sleeve, a little seaweed in the shorts, and a crab or 20. Dock time has been a time-honored tradition for kids since, well, the dawn of time.Continue reading Retro Fair Haven Summer Dock Daze