Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Sea Bright beach-goers enjoyed the fireworks and the company of friends and family.
Despite the hard-to-bare humidity and jellyfish in the ocean, Sea Bright was full of enthusiastic beachgoers looking forward to Sea Bright’s annual fireworks on July 4. Spectators cheered as the first boom of the fireworks show went off, and suddenly the bustling beach calmed down as people sat back in their beach chairs and enjoyed the show. The fireworks began at about 9:15pm at Anchorage, a publically accessed beach, and lasted just under 20 minutes. At Chapel Beach club the ambiance was patriotic as could be with a symphony band playing up on the deck of the beach club. Over at Sea Bright public beach, teenagers, many Rumson Fair-Haven Regional High School (RFH) goers, gathered and reunited with each other after the first few weeks of …
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Three titles combine the story of America with some lighthearted summer reading fun.
When in the course of a long 4th of July weekend, it becomes necessary to find something quiet for the kids to do between beach, BBQ, and fireworks, here are three charming picture books that kids can tuck into to keep the red, white, and blue theme going. Happy reading, and Happy 4th! "John, Paul, George, and Ben" written and illustrated by Lane Smith. (Ages 8 to 12 and beyond.) That's Hancock, Revere, Washington, and Franklin to be exact, with some Thomas Jefferson for good measure. Playfully "imagined" as four young lads, these future Founders show early traits that'll pay off later in life. Here's young John Hancock forever getting in hot water with his teachers for hogging the blackboard with his oversized penmanship. Meet little Ben …
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Rumson-Fair Haven locals share their favorite Fourth of July traditions and what they're looking forward to this year.
Whether it’s the company of family or the celebration itself, the Fourth of July means something different to everybody. As another holiday weekend is upon us, locals look forward to old traditions and remember how they started. “Every year, I help my dad grill steaks,” said Sean Mattis, a senior at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH). “Then I watch the fireworks in Sea Bright and hang out on the beach.” Beach fireworks are a popular Independence Day tradition. “It’s always packed,” said Cosmo Sparshatt, also a senior at RFH. “There are kids our age from RFH, and we get to see all the people we know.” Denise Pauline, from Pauline’s Paperie, also heads out to Sea Bright each year for the fireworks. “It’s not like going to Red Bank…
Friday, July 1, 2011
Rumson-Fair Haven locals share their favorite Fourth of July foods and offer recipes to try at home.
Fourth of July weekend is around the corner, conjuring up the sound of fireworks and the smell of barbecue. And in the Rumson-Fair Haven area, barbecues go beyond burgers and dogs. “I’m a huge fan of ribs,” said Stephanie Winters of Rumson. “And corn on the cob. It’s summery, and the Fourth of July is the first official summer holiday.” Winters said the family enjoys baby back ribs and corn on the cob especially when they are homecooked by her mother. “The whole family cooks out,” said Amanda of Rumson. “Steak, corn, cole slaw, grilled veggies. Allrecipes.com has great recipes.” Stephanie of Fair Haven said that she once protested the Fourth of July by grilling a type of Argentinian steak and making rice and beans. But her patriotic …
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Borough fireworks will be synchronized with Red Bank's KaBoom Festival Show and music played by Q104.3 FM.
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Wednesday, June 29, 2011
The Rumson Annual 4th of July Fireworks Show will be held on Sunday, July 3, 2011 off of Victory Park. Fireworks over the Navesink are a Rumson-Fair Haven tradition cherished by many residents. "This is a long time tradition for Rumson residents. Many people who live in the nearby area come to Victory Park and line up along the Oceanic Bridge to enjoy the fireworks," said Mayor John Ekdahl. The fireworks will be in synchronization with Red Bank's KaBoom! Festival and a medley of patriotic and popular music by Q104.3. Ekdahl suggests walking to see the show if possible as parking is very limited and many of the streets will be blocked off. The Oceanic Bridge and the roads surrounding Victory Park including River Rd. will be closed before, …