Monday, April 15, 2013
The start of the baseball/softball season was kicked off with an opening day parade, ceremony and fun and games
With more than 400 players and their families in attendance, the Fair Haven Baseball/Softball Opening Day Parade and Ceremony was held on Saturday at Fair Haven Fields. Boys and girls, from kindergarten to eighth grade ages, showed their readiness for the start of the season with signature annual festivities including rides, treats, carnival games, the Home Run Derby and live music by Jugghandle. In addition to players, family and friends, officials and members of the police, fire and first aid departments were in attendance. Take a look at the photos above, provided by Rafe Fernandez, for a glimpse into the day.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Fair Haven Day is an annual event now
People asked for it and they got it — an annual Fair Haven Day. Due to a major influx of requests for the yearly day stemming from the overwhelming popularity of last summer's Fair Haven Centennial Day, the governing body decided to declare one June Saturday a year to the all-day community gathering at Fair Haven Fields. This year it's June 15. Cost was a concern, but the non-profit Foundation of Fair Haven stepped up to the plate and offered to continue to raise funds to absorb some of it. The food tab, Mayor Ben Lucarelli said, could then be covered by a nominal charge this and every year thereafter. "It cost us about $22,000," Lucarelli said recently. "The foundation has about $75,000 banked from fundraisers, but we need to be able to …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Volunteers ask for fencing to protect garden.
The deer in Fair Haven are well-fed. That's because they're feasting from a well-tended community garden. Garden keepers tried to fence the white-tailed critters out of depleting their healthy produce with a 7-foot fence. That didn't work, though. It was jumped with the same ease as a kid lifting a leg over a picket fence for one giant stag that was found muching contentedly square in the middle of it over the summer. "With all our modern gardens, this area is a veritable smorgasbord for them," Mayor Ben Lucarelli said. "It's happening at the community garden and all over town. It's not just vegetables, either. Tulips are like crack to them. Where I live, about a week after the tulips come up, they're right out of the ground again because …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Fair Haven Fields Natural Area reforestation and restoration will wait until next year
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Third Street entrance to Fair Haven fields and parking is no longer an option; and, Fair Haven Fields Natural Area restoration is being held.
Fair Haven’s open space wish list has been wait listed. The two projects borough officials identified recently as priorities for which county funding should be pursued this year have been nixed for now and for different reasons. It doesn’t mean that the interest in pursuing projects has waned. It just means that the borough has too many projects in the works now that need to be finished before launching another, borough Administrator Theresa Casagrande said at Monday night’s Borough Council meeting. Waiting to lighten the concurrent project load by finishing the three open space projects under way before pursuing more weighs more favorably with the funding grantor, she added. The sole factor holding up the application this year at this …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Options were presented at Monday's Borough Council meeting
One way or another, Fair Haven officials plan to procure or preserve some land this year to realize another borough open space vision. To that end, at Monday night’s Borough Council meeting, a method was set in motion to secure at least one Monmouth County matching open space grant for one of two proposed projects: either purchasing a 110 Third St. plot of land and clearing it for parking and entry to Fair Haven fields; or, restoring and reforesting the Fair Haven Fields Natural Area, including the installation of deer fencing around the community garden and a blue stone path that would extend from Nativity Church to Fair Haven Road. Eventually, officials said they would like to see both projects come to fruition, but, for now, the idea is…
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The free outdoor movie nights feature classics this summer. Have you ever been to a drive-in movie theater? If so, what was the last movie you saw at one?
Gone are the days of the classic drive-in movie theater. Long gone. It’s a concept that is foreign to young movie-goers of the millennium. However, there is an outdoor traveling movie-watching venue that comes as close as it gets — Shore Flicks. “Our goal is to bring back the outdoor family movie experience by echoing the nostalgic feel of the drive-in movie theater, which was invented in New Jersey,” said Shore Flicks owner TJ Brustowicz in a released statement. That mission in mind, the group, in existence since 2007 and based in Tinton Falls, travels around to different municipalities in Monmouth County in the summer and sets up a giant 16-foot movie screen outdoors. People gather to watch scheduled movies under the stars with family, …
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Fair Haven is in the process of applying for a Monmouth County Open Space Grant to help in the $500k cost of improving the facilities.
Fair Haven Fields will be getting an additional field and improvements within the next year. The Fair Haven Borough Administrator, Recreation Director and Engineer presented an application for a Monmouth County Open Space Grant for improvements to Fair Haven Fields at the regular meeting on Monday, August 8, 2011. The borough of Fair Haven pays around $59k each quarter to Monmouth County for their open space tax. That money comes back to the borough when they apply for the Monmouth County Open Space Grant. “The county has used that money wisely throughout the county to increase open space and to improve open space areas,” explained Theresa Casagrande, the borough administrator. In the past, Fair Haven has received grants to improve Fair …
Monday, August 1, 2011
Fair Haven families pitched tents, played games, made s'mores and enjoyed a beautiful night under the stars at the camp out in Fair Haven Fields.
The Third Annual Fair Haven Camp Out took place on Saturday night after being postponed due to inclement weather on Friday. The event featured families setting up their tents from 7:00 to 7:30, kickball and games from 7:30 to 10:30, music by DJ Nick Sulak all evening, a campfire with s'mores at 9:00, snacks and beverages at the concession stand and lights out at 11:00 PM. Fair Haven Parks and Recreation Director Charles Hoffmann, commented that the Camp Out and Santa Calling are the two events he looks forward to the most each year. Campers rose with the sun at 7:00 a.m. on Sunday morning to police the fields and head home for some rest.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Local business, Shore Flicks, organized a free summer movie series for ten towns across Monmouth county.
Grab your blankets and chairs because all summer long Fair Haven residents can enjoy summer movies in the park at Fair Haven Fields. The good guys from Shore Flicks have arranged to show 60 free movies in ten towns across Monmouth county. Each movie is free to the public. Shore Flicks has gained sponsorships from local business in order make this possible. Their largest sponsorship comes from InVision EyeCare of Tinton Falls and Lakewood. "We work a lot with local recreation departments," said TJ Brustowicz, owner of Shore Flicks. "This year, we thought it would be a nice idea to try something different. We got local businesses to sponsor these movie showings, instead of the recreation departments." By Shore Flicks taking on this project, …