Tinton Falls resident Deanna M. Siciliano, a Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) Class of 1959 graduate, passed away on Sept.10. She was 80.Continue reading In Memoriam: RFH Class of ’59 Grad Deanna Siciliano, 80
Longtime Red Bank resident, known as Red Bank Charlie and the face of HobbyMasters, Charles Horowitz, passed away peacefully on Sept. 12 “after a short and well-fought battle with cancer.”
Born in Brooklyn, NY in 1942, Charlie lived in New York until he moved to Red Bank, NJ in 1978.Continue reading In Memoriam: ‘Red Bank Charlie’, Face of HobbyMasters, Charles Horowitz
Continue reading 9/11: Day’s End Reflection, 20 Years Later
“I got to keep movin’!”
That’s the first thing that came out of 98-year-old Ray Taylor’s mouth when R-FH Retro ran into him doing his usual walking and savoring the smallest of moments in his Fair Haven hometown.Continue reading Scene Around: Townie Walk with Ray Taylor
Remembering those in the Rumson-Fair Haven and neighboring communities lost to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 …Continue reading 9/11: We Remember
Our back-to-school annual reprise …
Well, it seems that the boogeyman of the Fair Haven Youth Center basement didn’t eat kindergarten a.m. class.Continue reading Retro Kindergarten A.M. Class Act
A Shrewsbury man has been charged with embezzling more than $750,000 from the Colts Neck-based company he once worked for as an accountant, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey said on Wednesday.Continue reading Prosecutor: Shrewsbury Man Charged with Embezzling $750K From Employer
A near five-hour standoff in Aberdeen between police and an armed man on Saturday ended peacefully when the man was taken into custody, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey said.Continue reading Prosecutor: Five-Hour Police Standoff Resolved
Shrewsbury-raised Marjorie (Tootie) King Lang passed away peacefully on Sept. 2 surrounded by family. She was 74.Continue reading In Memoriam: Longtime Shrewsbury Resident Tootie King Lang, 74
A Tinton Falls woman has been found guilty of first-degree murder and related charges stemming from incidents six years ago, Acting Prosecutor Lori Linskey said on Friday.Continue reading Prosecutor: Tinton Falls Woman Convicted of Girlfriend’s 2015 Murder
Our annual back-to-school reprise all about those first days of school along with some who, what, when and boogeyman parts … Take this little trip back in time with us to remember a different, but same Fair Haven and those school days …
It was a real first and last class act of 1965 — the kindergarten class that was the last to get its first lessons learned in school at what was the Youth Center in Fair Haven. You know. It’s the police station now.
Back in the day — OK, waaaaay back in the day — there was a third school in Fair Haven for kindergarten, you see. It was the Youth Center. That was also way before preschool. People now know it better as the Fair Haven Police Station and by its newly adopted name that hasn’t quite caught on yet, and may never for “older” folks still in town — Fair Haven Community Center. Phooey to that. Some things just need to keep a name for nostalgic purposes alone. Besides, the youth part soothes us old codgers.
That and it’s just a matter of what sounds like home to you. For instance, my very nice grandmother, a Matawan native, was pretty hostile about the “new” Aberdeen split and name. Paid it no mind. And if forced, said it with “blah, blah, blah” contempt. Back to the Community Center … There, I said it.Continue reading Retro Youth Center P.M. Kindergarten Class Act
The Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair came back to town after a forced pandemic respite last year.
And it came back with gusto, even though the seafood was sorely missed by many. The Grab Bag Booth a/k/a Balloon Booth made its exit, fair grounds left, this year, too. It’s gone for good. No more buying prizes to compensate for losses at the games of chance. Waaaaaa! But, all was very well with the fair’s return.
Save for the twister threat that banished Firemen’s Night on Wednesday, thousands flocked to the fair just about every night.
Many of the sights have already been seen. But, here’s R-FH Retro’s glimpse into fairing well at the fair … (Click on one photo to enlarge and scroll! Enjoy!)