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Skaters, ice boaters, ice yachters and those, (like us) who've simply yearned to walk on the great Navesink River: here's the latest from the North Shrewsbury Ice Boat and Yacht Club ice conditions iceline, as of about 5:50p Thursday. Part...
Remember: Nothing makes a Red Bank friend happier than to hear "I saw you on Red Bank Green!"
Today's Asbury Park Press reports that the home of the North Shrewsbury Ice Boat and Yacht Club is close to winning state designation as an historic structure. The building is in Red Bank on the Navesink River (known as the...
RED BANK: REFACING… AND RE-FOOTING
RED BANK: This edition of Retail Churn is all about rebranding, with news about a sneaker store, a liquor store, an ice cream shop and a restaurant.
RED BANK: RESTAURANT DECK PLAN SCRAPPED
RED BANK: Owner of former 10th Ave. Burrito building drops plan for open-air roof deck over neighbor's concerns about noise.
RED BANK: ADIOS, CANTINA; SEAFOOD COMING
RED BANK: It's 'adios, Cantina Caliente' as another restaurant closes at 26 West Front. Owner now plans a seafood restaurant with roof deck and river views.
RED BANK: SWAMPED AT THE BOAT CLUB
It seems someone neglected to check the tide charts when leaving a red pickup truck in the parking lot shared by the Monmouth Boat Club and North Shrewsbury Ice Boat andContinue reading "RED BANK: SWAMPED AT THE BOAT CLUB"
WEEKEND: IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING
It’s an open house icebreaker when the nation’s longest-established ice boat club welcomes the public in from the cold for a Saturday of tours and presentations. Below, Bobby Bandiera bringsContinue reading "WEEKEND: IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING"
RIVER’S ‘REVELATIONS’ OPEN TO ALL SEPT. 18
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Before there was Maple Cove, Jim Crawford didn’t fully appreciate that he lived in a river town. But not long after the town council designated the undevelopedContinue reading "RIVER’S ‘REVELATIONS’ OPEN TO ALL SEPT. 18"
CHURNING UP THE NAVESINK
Traffic was heavy in Maple Cove Sunday as rowers came and went during a morning of races. Below, scullers heading out to the start line. (Click to enlarge) The NavesinkContinue reading "CHURNING UP THE NAVESINK"
In case you missed it... The New Jersey section of the New York Times had a feature story yesterday on the Rocket, the monster ice boat (shown at right) that's been restored by members of the North Shrewsbury Ice Boat...
The kind of parade George Bowden dreams of: scads of bunting throughout town, with perhaps a giant balloon strapped to the roof of a motorcar, as seen in this undated photo from Helen C. Phillips' "Red Bank on the Navesink."...
Preservation Red Bank, a private-sector organization that works to allow old buildings to keep getting older, will hold its annual meeting this Sunday in one of the borough's oldest — a place that all but creaks with character. The group...
The Navesink River was bustling with ice-starved skaters, walkers and racers Saturday, raising concern that too many people may be assuming that the entire surface is solid when it isn't. "There's a lot of places that are unsafe," said racer...
RED BANK: FOR ICELESS ICEBOATERS, ‘IT’S COMING’
RED BANK: Iceboaters gather for annual open house in eternal hope of a long, deep freeze on the Navesink River.
RED BANK: ICEBOATERS HOST OPEN HOUSE
RED BANK: Ready for ice, North Shrewsbury Ice Boat & Yacht Club hosts an open house.
RED BANK: ICELESS WINTER FOILS ICEBOATERS
RED BANK: With another 60-degree day in the forecast, members of America's oldest ice boat club lament the fifth iceless winter in a row.
RED BANK: TOWNHOUSE WORK BEGINS
RED BANK: After two false starts this century, construction has begun on 10 luxury townhouses on a downtown bluff overlooking the Navesink.
RED BANK: LANE TO GO ONE-WAY, PARTWAY
RED BANK: A steep and narrow road near the Navesink River would become one-way, but not for its full length, under a change on this week's council agenda.
RED BANK: COUNCIL PULLS U-TURN ON ALLEY
RED BANK: Council to dub downtown alleyway 'Ice Boat Lane' after former mayor Ed McKenna asks that it not be named for him.
FAIR HAVEN: CLUB LANDS HISTORIC LISTINGS
FAIR HAVEN: A genteel yacht club with unlikely roots in the bawdy days of vaudeville is now on the New Jersey and National Historic registers.
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FEELING SNAPPY
      Snapping Turtles come ashore to lay their eggs this time of year and are a common site along the Swimming River waterfr ...
TUB TIME
RED BANK: A sparrow waits for the next available dirt tub while two others take their Sunday baths. (Click for video.)
CHECK IT OUT
A bench outside the Red Bank Public Library provided a serene view of our beautiful Navesink River Monday evening.
WAYWARD SLIM JIM
Anybody lose a Slim Jim? A “Sweet Mild O’ Mine” flavor Slim Jim was seen left unattended on this mailbox on Mechanic Stree ...
YAPPY TOGETHER
RED BANK: Look for this cutie pie, named Sacramento, at Yappy Hour on Broadwalk Saturday. He's looking for a new home.
YELLOW RAINCOAT DAY
On a rainy May morning, the only golden sight on Broad Street this morning were the matching raincoats of Eileen and her dog Benny.
STOP. JUST STOP.
RED BANK: For those who don't get the meaning of a stop sign, crossing guard Diane Johnson amplifies the message with some colorful outfits. ...
RECORDS SKIP INTO TOWN
RED BANK: Devotees of vinyl records expected to drop needle at Broad and Mechanic Saturday. Here's why.
Feline fortunes on Monmouth Street
Christopher Russell and feline pal Princess take in some fresh air on a warm May night Thursday in the doorway of Gina’s Psychic Bouti ...
GOING UP?
RED BANK: Public Library will be closed Friday for the start of elevator construction. (Click for more.)
TREEBIRTH
RED BANK: Replacement of nine trees gets underway on South Street, where a wholesale removal angered residents last September. (Click for mo ...
RIVERSIDE FLOW
New Jersey Flow Arts brings together jugglers, poi spinners, hoopers and more weekly in Riverside Gardens Park.
Honeybee swarm carted away
Beekeeper Tanya Ptak of Ptak’s Apiary inspects a swarm of honeybees that chose a flower pot in the courtyard of Red Bank Primary Schoo ...
BELOVED POISONED DOG PHOTO SURFACES
   
THREE ON TOUR
RED BANK: Three borough sites will participate in a weekend of self-guided tours of 52 historic locations in Monmouth County May 4 & 5.
VOLUNTEERS GET INTO THE WEEDS
Toting plastic trash bags, 51 volunteers conducted a walking litter cleanup on Red Bank's West Side Saturday.
“IT’S A PARTY AT WAWA!”
You wish you could vibe like Brian, who lives on the other side of Hubbard’s Bridge. He caught redbankgreen’s attention in Red B ...
POPE OKS ORATORY
RED BANK: St. Anthony of Padua obtains papal approval to establish Oratory of St. Philip Neri, a community of priests and brothers devoted t ...
RED BANK: NEW MURAL BRIGHTENS CORNER
RED BANK: Lunch Break founder Norma Todd is depicted in a mural painted this week on the front of the newly renovated social service agency.
TULIPS TOGETHER
Spring tulips taking in the sunset outside the Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank Monday evening.