Monday, January 28, 2013
Agenda includes: a major donation, Fair Haven Day talk, hires and more
Tonight's Fair Haven Borough Council meeting agenda is flush with borough celebration plans and accolades, among other things. The following items are slated for review at the 7 p.m. meeting at Borough Hall: • Remember Alabama Power's $10,000 donation to the American Red Cross in Fair Haven's name for Hurricane Sandy recovery? Mayor Ben Lucarelli says that tonight is the night that borough officials will present the check (or checks, as it may be broken down into two) to Red Cross principals. • On the workshop agenda is also a planned discussion about Fair Haven Day, slated for June. The Fair Haven Centennial Day was so successful that officials were inundated with requests to make the barbeque at Fair Haven Fields a regular annual event. …
Sunday, October 7, 2012
The event was deemed a success by all
Fair Haven had its first Oktoberfest on Saturday as part of its gala centennial celebration this year. The event, sponsored by The Foundation of Fair Haven, featured music, dancing, authentic German cuisine and bottomless steins of beer. "This was to kick off fund raising efforts to have a Fair Haven Day in June of 2013," Councilwoman Susan Sorensen, who also chairs the Foundation, said. "Fair Haven’s Centennial Day this past June was such a tremendous community affair and success, we are hoping to duplicate it again next year." Behind the scenes, the event was coordinated by Fair Haven Recreation Director Charlie Hoffmann, who has been referred to as the borough's “quarterback” for events. "He coordinated the event and worked closely …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Two fundraisers are being held on Saturday for Fair Haven Day 2013: The Fair Haven Centennial Crew Regatta and Oktoberfest.
There was talk about it, and now plans for it are in the works — a Fair Haven Day 2013. When Fair Haven hosted its centennial celebration in June, replete with a parade, big barbecue picnic and bands at Fair Haven Fields, there was a lot of chatter from residents that they enjoyed the community gathering so much they wanted to see it become an annual event. The problem, however, was that officials, who had estimated the cost of the 2012 event at about $50,000, didn’t know if there would be a will or way to raise the funds to cover the cost of such a massive event annually. Now, according to Councilwoman Susan Sorensen, who chairs the nonprofit Foundation of Fair Haven organization, “since Fair Haven’s big centennial event in June was such …
Monday, August 13, 2012
A look at some of the scenes from the annual event
WhiiiiiiiiiiizzzzZZZZ! That was the sound that rang in onlookers' ears as cyclists raced past them at the start and finish line in front of the firehouse on River Road for the 2012 Tour de Fair Haven on Sunday. The annual event attracted avid cyclists and pros from all over. This year, it was part of the borough's centennial celebration. All proceeds from the race fund the year-long calendar of centennial events and Fair Haven bicycle safety programs. The borough is in the process of implementing a Complete Streets program, a state Department of Transportation initiative dedicated to making streets more pedestrian- and cyclist-friendly. Where you there? Take a look at Patch's glimpse into the day in the above photo gallery. Be sure to …
Friday, July 6, 2012
What to do at the beach this weekend
Friday, July 6, 2012
Fireworks are through, barbecues are shuttered, but there's still plenty to do down the shore this weekend. Whether you're heading to the beach, looking for family-friendly fun, or some fun nightlife, check out this weekend's best bets: EVENTS Fair Haven will celebrate its centennial regatta with a poker run along the Navesink River from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Use your own boat/canoe/kayak or borrow a wooden canoe to cruise to five locations, picking up playing cards along the way. The three best hands win centennial medallions. Click here for more information on registration. Monmouth Park continues its Family Day from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday with music, clowns, face painters, bounce houses and more. Admission is $3, and children …
Monday, June 18, 2012
A slideshow of the day through the faces of Fair Haven
The Fair Haven Centennial was truly an event of the century. Old timers and new neighbors gathered for a parade and celebration at Fair Haven Fields that lasted most of the afternoon and evening. You've seen Patch's photos of the separate events. Now, in a final presentation, we bring you a slideshow of the day and the borough's people set to music. Happy 100th Birthday, Fair Haven! Enjoy our last piece on the day.
The Fair Haven Centennial celebration culminated in a fireworks show
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Monday, June 18, 2012
A grand fireworks show brought the Fair Haven Centennial celebration to an close on Saturday night. Fair Havenite Dana Gordon captured some good photos of the display. Check out the above photo gallery for a glimpse into the evening's end.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
The gathering at Fair Haven Fields brought out many ... many familiar faces.
It was a crisp, bright day — a perfect day for the Fair Haven Centennial celebration. After the parade, a crowd gathered at Fair Haven Fields for festivites to mark the 100th birthday milestone of the 1.7-square-mile borough that was borne out of Shrewsbury Township in 1912. There are many familiar faces in the above photos. And, guess who Patch found again? Mr. Giffin. Yes, that's right, R-FH's dancin' George Giffin was there with his wife, a former English teacher at Knollwood School. They both look great! In the words of Mr. Giffin, "When you get that beat, you've gotta move your feet!" Feel the beat of the milestone moment in the above photo gallery, Fair Havenites! Enjoy. Stay tuned! Patch will also be featuring a slideshow of the …
Saturday, June 16, 2012
The Fair Haven centennial celebration was kicked off with a parade. See the sights.
An especially great thing about a small town parade is that you don't need to prepare. You hear it coming and walk toward the sirens and the beat of the drums. And in a 1.7-square-mile town, there are always only a few blocks to walk to get a glimpse. The Fair Haven Centennial Parade kicked off the borough's 100th birthday Saturday. Residents lined the streets from the Viola L. Sickles School, on Willow Street, down River Road, onto Hance and over to Fair Haven Fields. Fair Haven's signature white fire trucks honked and sounded sirens as the members of the Fair Haven Volunteer Fire Company marched in their original white uniforms, replete with polka dotted navy scarves and white hats. Just about every organization in town and out marched, …
Friday, June 15, 2012
The Fair Haven Business Association put the finishing touches on the group's float for the centennial parade.
The Fair Haven Business Association has cooked up something sweet for the borough’s centennial celebration on Saturday — an eight-foot-tall birthday cake. Well, they didn’t really cook it. They built it. The group of small business owners in the borough got together yesterday to put the finishing touches on the giant cake for Fair Haven that they will be parading on their own association float, joining several others in the centennial parade at 3 p.m. on Saturday. Leading the business pack in the parade will be Maureen Bay, owner of Gem of an Idea, driving her antique Harley Davidson motorcycle. Bay will transport Fair Haven Business Association President Michel Berger in its sidecar. After doing some final float building and decorating, …