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FAIR HAVEN: NEW CHEF, NEW MENU AT RAVEN
New on the menu at the Raven and the Peach, Coconut Shrimp. (Photo by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge) By SUSAN ERICSON The elegant Raven and the Peach, a showplaceContinue reading "FAIR HAVEN: NEW CHEF, NEW MENU AT RAVEN"
Remember: Nothing makes a Red Bank friend happier than to hear "I saw you on Red Bank Green!"
FAIR HAVEN DOORS OPEN FOR SANDY VICTIMS
Among the homes on Friday’s tour is this one on Harvard Road. (Click to enlarge) By DANIELLE TEPPER A holiday tradition and one of the key fundraisers for the FairContinue reading "FAIR HAVEN DOORS OPEN FOR SANDY VICTIMS"
Upcoming: Thursday, August 16 Red Bank Flavour, a culinary campaign driven by the borough’s restaurants and food stores, presents “A Night on the Navesink: A Flavour Summer Soiree” at theContinue reading "FOOD FOR… SPORTS GEAR AND FIELD LIGHTS"
RED BANK: TIME TO REMEMBER IS WRITE NOW
RED BANK: Project Write Now hosts a Night to Remember fundraiser at the Two River Theater Tuesday, with readings and art by local luminaries.
FAIR HAVEN: POLICE REPORTS
Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Fair Haven Police Department for the month of January, 2016. Fair Haven Police Blotter January 2016 • 1/1/16- Patrol was dispatchedContinue reading "FAIR HAVEN: POLICE REPORTS"
FAIR HAVEN: SCHOOLED ON MEATBALLS
Meatballs and gnocchi in San Marzano tomato sauce with parmesan-ricotta crema made by chef Julie Aurichio, below.  (Photos by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge) By SUSAN ERICSON It takes courage toContinue reading "FAIR HAVEN: SCHOOLED ON MEATBALLS"
FAIR HAVEN: CHIEF HANGING UP HIS HAT
Darryl Breckenridge is winding down a career of 35 years with the police in his hometown. He’s seen below at a 2012 Veteran’s Day commemoration with World War II veteranContinue reading "FAIR HAVEN: CHIEF HANGING UP HIS HAT"
FAIR HAVEN: THEME FROM A SUMMER PLACE
Best-selling author (and summer romance specialist) Mary Kay Andrews returns to Fair Haven on Thursday evening for a reading and signing event at Raven and the Peach, sponsored by RiverContinue reading "FAIR HAVEN: THEME FROM A SUMMER PLACE"
MIDDLETOWN: GIVING FUTURE CHEFS A BOOST
Chefs from more than 30 local restaurants impressed guests at last year’s “Recipe for Success” at the Navesink Country Club in Middletown. (Photo by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge) By SUSANContinue reading "MIDDLETOWN: GIVING FUTURE CHEFS A BOOST"
WHAT’S FOR LUNCH: A TEA ROOM WITH CHOPS
A beef tenderloin BLT sandwich in the foreground, and the shrimp salad-filled brioche in background at the Raven Tea Room, below.  (Photos by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge) By SUSAN ERICSONContinue reading "WHAT’S FOR LUNCH: A TEA ROOM WITH CHOPS"
Press release from the Mental Health Association of Monmouth County On Saturday, November 15, the Mental Health Association of Monmouth County will host its annual Fall Celebracíon, at the RavenContinue reading "FAIR HAVEN: MONMOUTH MHA CELEBRATES LIFE"
RUMSON-FAIR HAVEN FALL GATHERING NEARS
The event, to benefit educational programs, takes place at Fair Haven’s Raven and the Peach restaurant. Press release from Rumson-Fair Haven High School Foundation Rumson-Fair Haven High School Foundation, aContinue reading "RUMSON-FAIR HAVEN FALL GATHERING NEARS"
SEA BRIGHT: FRESH-PLATED BY YOUNG CHEF
Chef Chuck Lesbirel in the dining room of Ama. Below: a seasonal salad of Jersey peaches, Jersey tomatoes and lobster.  (Photo by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge) By SUSAN ERICSON HowContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT: FRESH-PLATED BY YOUNG CHEF"
R-FH FUNDRAISER: “GOOD FUN, GOOD CAUSE”
RFH Foundation Vice President Lisa Atallah and President Judi Tavill invite the community to support education programs at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School by attending the Fall Fundraiser. “Good funContinue reading "R-FH FUNDRAISER: “GOOD FUN, GOOD CAUSE”"
WEEKEND: ELIVII, DANCE, QUILTS, MOSAICS…
Dance majors in RBR’s Visual and Performing Arts program present ‘A Blast from the Past,’ 23 dances choreographed to the music of the Beatles, Michael Jackson, Queen, Madonna and more.Continue reading "WEEKEND: ELIVII, DANCE, QUILTS, MOSAICS…"
SEA BRIGHT MOVES MEETING TO THE BASIE
The mayor and council of Sea Bright took to the stage of the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank Monday night to accommodate a crowd that would not have fitContinue reading "SEA BRIGHT MOVES MEETING TO THE BASIE"
FAIR HAVEN LAUNCHES LOOKBACK IN STYLE
Kicking off its centennial year, the Borough of Fair Haven hosted a fundraising gala at the Raven and the Peach restaurant that attracted 300 revelers Saturday night. The $20,000 raisedContinue reading "FAIR HAVEN LAUNCHES LOOKBACK IN STYLE"
Fair Haven’s newly renovated Bicentennial Hall, aka Fisk Chapel, is among the historical landmarks that will play a key role in the borough’s centennial. (Photo by Stacie Fanelli. Click toContinue reading "A ONCE-IN-A-CENTURY NIGHT IN FAIR HAVEN"
WHERE HAVE I SEEN THIS?
No, but if you hum a few bars… Last week’s Where showed a piano and bench. Though one of our readers wrote in under the impression that the photo wasContinue reading "WHERE HAVE I SEEN THIS?"
FAIR HAVEN WAIVES PARKING FUND FEES
The Nauvoo Grill, on Fair Haven Road, would save on parking fees if its request for outdoor dining is approved. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Fair Haven’s boroughContinue reading "FAIR HAVEN WAIVES PARKING FUND FEES"
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GOING GREY
Workers painting the stone facade of the PNC Bank at the corner of Broad and Harding Thursday morning. An upgrade? Maybe it’s just pri ...
COFFEE & WILDLIFE
RED BANK: The best wildlife show in town can be taken in from a waterfront bench outside the public library, and it's totally free.
FAWNING OVER HER BABY
A mother deer and her fawn were spotted between a row of garages on Hudson Avenue and some trees alongside the Broad Street parking lots. Re ...
EVENING ESCAPE
RED BANK: Sailors in Monmouth Boat Club's weekly racing series found tranquil conditions on the Navesink River Tuesday evening.
PEAK COLOR ON BROAD
RED BANK: A year after they were installed, downtown mini gardens have added to "transformational" improvements, says business owner.
RED BANK: FAIRIES MOVE IN ON WHITE STREET
Red Bank: Girl scouts turns tiny parking lot plot of dirt into a "magical girls sparkle garden."
TRAINING UNDER FIRE
RED BANK: Volunteer firefighters train to cut into pitched roofs under active fire conditions.
“SUPERMOM” WANTS YOUR VOTE
Business owner. Dyed in the wool, lifelong Red Banker. Mother of six. Yup, seems like Anita Pierce does it all. In other words, she’s ...
SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS
RED BANK: Town prepares for Saturday's Pride in the Park celebration with another lawn art design by public works supervisor and Fire Chief ...
MOVIES VIA LIBRARY
RED BANK: Public Library now offers members access to streaming movies via Kanopy, with some 30,000 titles and tons of content for kids.
NEW RAINBOW CROSSWALK ON BROWN PLACE
Kicking off pride month, some Brown Place and Spring Street residents, ages 5 to 11, constructed a rainbow crosswalk with chalk over the wee ...
WHAT TO WEAR?
RED BANK: Dressmakers' mannequins appeared to mull what to wear as they looked down on Monmouth Street last week.
SYMPHONY RETURNS JUNE 29
RED BANK: An annual crowd pleaser returns June 29 with a free concert in Marine Park by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, RiverCenter said ...
Heard on the Green
Heard on the Green
DUCK RESCUE EFFORT
Duckling rescue attempt underway in sewer at East Front and Broad, 10:29 a.m.
HOUSING CRUNCH
Demolition begins for new apartments at Globe Court and Mechanic Street.
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 ...