Getaway things to do over the weekend that don't require a long trip
Friday, May 24, 2013
Friday, May 3, 2013
Fishing derby, Wounded Warrior benefit and Old Monmouth tours
If you're looking for something to do in the Rumson-Fair Haven area this weekend, there's a little bit of everything going on. • In the sporty/family category, if you're trying to hook onto something fun and traditional, bring your own pole and bait and cast your line at the Fair Haven Annual Fishing Derby at McCarter Pond on Saturday. The event, which makes kids in two groups, 8 and older and 7 and under, eligible for prizes and certificates, starts with a registration at 8:30 a.m. at the pond and runs from 9 to 10 a.m. • If you're feeling like a little passive recreation and enjoy the history of the area, join the Old Monmouth Tour and visit Rumson's historic Seabright Lawn Tennis & Cricket Club or First Presbyterian Church. The tours of…
Monday, April 22, 2013
Mountains of sand piled from Hurricane Sandy starting to level out
When Hurricane Sandy first hit Sea Bright's shores, the peninsula borough was blanketed with sand. The beach was on the street. After some shuffling around of sand and piling into the municipal and Sea Bright Public Beach parking lot, what is now referred to as Mount Sandy appeared. Giant mounds of sand have since been piled along the horizon. People have been climbing them, heading over the other side to the beach — what's left of it. Now, though, if you take a trek toward the Sea Bright's beaches, you'll see "No Trespassing" signs, most areas are cordoned off and the mountains of sand are getting lower. That's because, "the boro was given permission by the (NJ) DEP (Deparment of Environmental Protection) to screen the sand and put it …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Congressman Frank Pallone (D-6) says more post-Sandy replenishment will start soon
Monday, April 1, 2013
Miss any news on R-FH Patch in March? Check and see.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Will it be ready for summer?
Friday, March 29, 2013
Bunny will appear in Sea Bright; Sunrise services
Hurricane Sandy's wrath couldn't stop the Easter Bunny from making a stop in Sea Bright. And the bunny will be hopping down a beachy trail Saturday morning at 11 a.m. at Sea Bright Public Beach. Mayor Dina Long spread the news on her Facebook page: "Sea Bright kids: the Easter Bunny is coming here after all. Egg hunt on the beach Saturday at 11 a.m. sharp." Now that's a hunt of a different kind. Sunny skies are in the forecast, so kids and parents may end up enjoying a little beach time with that special "somebunny." Who knows? You may end up finding some shells and sea glass to add to the bunny's treats in your basket. If you'd like to celebrate Easter Sunday starting with a sunrise service at the beach, too, Embury United Methodist …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Federal funding is coming to finish the job
It's still a surreal sight. Heading to Sea Bright over the Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge, a panorama of sand mountains accosts the horizon. It looks like a foreign apocalyptic Sahara of sorts. Knowing that the beach lies beyond them is a consolation of familiarity. But, even after Hurricane Sandy's clean-up pushed the sand back off the streets and piled it high and the borough underwent an $8.5 million beach replenishment project, a couple of storms and high tides later, it's all gone — an awful lot of it, anyway. It was the fourth Sea Bright replenishment in just over a decade, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which handles all beach replenishment projects from giant barges in the sea. More than a million cubic yards of sand …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
News from our Patch neighbors in Monmouth and Ocean Counties.
Sea Bright — Inspiration came in the way of a message delivered by a 9-year-old girl from small town in Mississippi. New Jersey's coastal communities remained devastated following Hurricane Sandy. Even then, more than a month after the storm hit, rebuilding seemed like an impossible task. In December, a gunman opened fire in a school in Newtown, Conn. killing 26 people, 20 of them children. Read more on Rumson-Fair Haven Patch. Toms River- A meeting by a grassroots organization dedicated to opposing the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) flood maps was shut down by Toms River police Saturday after being overwhelmed by large crowds. The group, Stop FEMA Now, is hoping its unified voice will reach elected officials and encourage …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Sandy Hook, along with Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Atlantic County, received more than $4.75 million in road repair aid.
Federal funds have been designated to remediate post-Hurricane Sandy damage at Sandy Hook, signaling a good sign that the national park is one step closer to being open this summer season. More than $4.75 million in federal aid will help repair and rebuild roads in two New Jersey national parks that sustained significant damage during Hurricane Sandy, U.S. Senators Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez announced Monday evening. The aid, provided through the U.S. Department of Transportation's Emergency Relief and Federally Owned Roads Program, will fund repairs in the Gateway National Recreation Area's Sandy Hook Unit and the Edwin J. Forsyth National Wildlife Refuge in Atlantic County. According to Lautenberg's office, Sandy Hook will …