Monday, January 14, 2013
Take a look back on people who made an impact in the Rumson-Fair Haven area in 2012. Who do you think should be the person of the year?
The year 2012 was a hectic one, though one filled with many special people who did some significant things, hit major milestones, or were just present in the community. Remember these people? Let's take a look back ... • Olympian Connor Jaeger, the Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School alumni and Fair Haven resident got the community revved up when he made it to the 2012 Summer Olympic Trials. We followed Jaeger through his Olympic journey, from finding all the signs of support around the area to cheering him on remotely as he swam his way into the Olympics and finally, to his homecoming parade. • Longtime Fair Haven resident Ken Lockwood turned 90, after having lived in the borough for more than 80 years. Ken had some special stories to …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Fair Haven Director of Parks and Recreation will stick around
If you thought you had bid goodbye to Fair Haven Parks and Recreation Director Charlie Hoffmann, think again. It was more like a “see you later.” When he announced his resignation just over a month ago, it was taken with deep regret. “We were all very sorry to see Charlie go, but wished him well in his new job,” Administrator Theresa Casagrande told an audience of mostly students who know Hoffmann at Monday’s Borough Council meeting at Knollwood School. However, Casagrande added, after the governing body figured out a way to not have to let go of Hoffmann just yet, he’s being welcomed back in the same job, but in a part-time capacity with an assistant. Having been on the job for four years, Hoffmann said he had accepted a position in a …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
With the resignation of Charlie Hoffmann, what's to become of Parks and Recreation Department in the borough?
Just after Fair Haven Parks and Recreation Department Director Charlie Hoffmann's reported last event, Veterans Day, Borough Council was debating how to keep the lauded Hoffmann momentum going. Borough Administrator Theresa Casagrande, at Tuesday night's council meeting, expressed the utmost admiration, on the governing body's behalf, for Hoffmann and the job he has done in his four years with Fair Haven. She said his resigntation, while regretful for officials and many residents, was a positive career move in a different direction for Hoffmann. His resignation was accepted with no malice at all, but only the very best of wishes from all, she added. Where the borough is going from here with respect to replacing Hoffmann is now up for …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Hurricane Sandy-related items to be discussed
The Fair Haven Borough Council meeting will be held tonight, Tuesday at 7 p.m., due to the fact that the usual meeting night, Monday, fell on Veterans Day. Items up for discussion on the agenda include several Hurricane Sandy-related issues. Administrator Theresa Casagrande will present a Sandy storm recap and analysis and a resolution to extend the fourth quarter municipal tax payments to Nov. 30 is on the consent agenda. In addition, council will discuss, in public and in closed executive session, the position of Parks and Recreation director. Current Parks and Recreation Director Charlie Hoffmann recently resigned. See the attached agenda for more information on tonight's meeting.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Charlie Hoffmann will leave the borough job in three weeks. Can you find him in any of our photos?
If you’ve been to any Fair Haven event in the past few years, then you know that there’s one thing you can count on — seeing Recreation Director Charlie Hoffmann darting around, deliberately dotting the backdrop only, doing his job of piecing it all together for a smooth run with little quips of conversation and a walkie-talkie in hand. In three weeks, that sort of Fair Haven scene will be missing its skirting-the-scenes ringleader. Hoffmann resigned on Tuesday morning to take an opportunity he was offered to advance his career in a different direction. “His last event will be Veterans Day,” Mayor Ben Lucarelli said. “We’re a little sad but also happy for Charlie. He’s accepted a position in another industry and was good enough to tell us …