Thursday, May 16, 2013
Rumson's Paint the Town Pink name is Pinkson
It's a sure sign of the May Meridian Health's Paint the Town Pink breast cancer awareness campaign — "Welcome to Pinkson." That's the sign seen hanging on the tennis courts at Victory Park in Rumson just as people get into town. But you won't see any paint. As part of the campaign, officials agreed to allow Meridian representatives come into town, put up the sign, add pink lights to what is the borough Christmas tree, and hang bows on the utility poles along West through East River Road. And businesses were invited to join in and decorate. Rumson officials approved the signs, but specified, at a recent Borough Council meeting, that they'd like to make sure Meridian has the sign and lights removed a week before the town Memorial Day parade…
Monday, May 13, 2013
Businesses decorate to support Meridian Health/Riverview Medical Center's Paint the Town Pink campaign
Fair Haven, or Pink Haven, is one of the 23 municipalities taking part in the Paint the Town Pink campaign for breast cancer awareness, sponsored by Meridian Health. There's just no paint involved. The town was offered a couple of freebie support-the-cause options, and officials felt they were a bit too corporate and permanent. However, they are very supportive of the breast cancer awareness mission. "We wholeheartedly support the cause," Mayor Ben Lucarelli said. "But, when they asked if we wanted the pink stripe down the middle of the road, which we let them do last year, and/or if we would agree to let them paint a the campaign symbol with the Meridian logo, we just thought that was a little too corporate." The Borough Council had …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The high school students are spearheading fundraising events for breast cancer awareness and Meridian Health's Paint the Town Pink campaign
Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (R-FH) students are schooling peers and people in the community in an annual show of support in the pink for the sake of breast cancer awareness. May is the month of the Paint the Town Pink campaign, sponsored by Meridian Health/Riverview Medical Center, to raise breast cancer awareness and fund mammograms for under- and uninsured women. And, as it has since the event's inception in 2006, R-FH will do its part by lighting its signature tower pink and decorating the front of the school in the motif during the third week in May. But, "while the pink decor may be pleasing to the eye, the events taking place inside the school building are also at the heart of the R-FH community's support for the cause," a…
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Rancic, winner of The Apprentice, and co-star of reality show Giuliana and Bill, visited the Count Basie for Paint the Town Pink Week.
Bill Rancic stopped by the Count Basie Theatre Monday night as part of Meridian Cancer Care's Paint the Town Pink week for An Unplanned Plan: an Evening with Bill Rancic. The reality television star, notable for winning the very first season of The Apprentice nine years ago and his subsequent marriage to E! News co-host Giuliana Rancic, talked publicly for the first time about his wife's breast cancer diagnosis and treatment and sharing a personal life with the entire world. Rancic talked candidly about his marriage and family, his career and reality show Giuliana and Bill, and his wife's recent breast cancer diagnosis and all the unplanned things in life that happen when you are busy making other plans.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Meetings and events going on in Rumson and Fair Haven this week.
Fair Haven Government Meetings The Fair Haven Planning Board will meet in Borough Hall on Wednesday, May 9 at 7:15 p.m. The meeting’s agenda can be seen by clicking here. The Fair Haven Shade Tree Commission will meet on Thursday, May 10 at 7 p.m. in the Borough Hall. Rumson Government Meetings The Rumson Planning Board will be held on Monday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Borough Hall. The Rumson Borough Council will meet on Tuesday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday’s meeting will be held in Borough Hall, the agenda can be seen by clicking on the latest council agenda button on this page. School Happenings NJ ASK testing will be held this week for students in third and fourth grade. Make up testing will also be held this week for students in fifth and …
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Upload and share your pictures from Pink Haven’s and Pinkson’s 2012 Paint the Town Pink Celebration pictures.
Show how you enjoyed the many events and deals going on in Pinkson and Pink Haven during this year’s Paint the Town Pink celebration by adding your pictures to Patch's Paint the Town Pink Gallery. Simply click the "upload your own pictures and photos" button under the already posted pictures on this page, and share your Pink spirit with other Pinkson and Pink Haven residents!
Friday, May 4, 2012
A round-up of useful information and events happening around Rumson and Fair Haven today
Warm Weather At Last: Although there is still a slight chance of showers in the afternoon temperatures will finally warm up today. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures are expected to hit a high of 78 today, with a 20% chance of precipitation after 3 p.m. Overnight temperatures will drop to a low around 58 and there is a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Sport Teams Take A Break: All Rumson Fair Haven Regional High School sport teams have off today. Knitting Club: The Oceanic Free Library will hold its weekly Knitting Group today at 2 p.m. All are welcome to come and knit. For more information visit http://www.oceaniclibrary.org Support Group: The Knights of Columbus, Red Bank Council #3187 will hold an AA meeting…
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Meridian Health and Riverview Medical Center release this year's schedule of events for Paint the Town Pink.
Local residents will be seeing Pink later this week with the commencement of the annual Paint the Town Pink event. From May 4 until May 12, residents in Red Bank (“Pink Bank”), Monmouth Beach (“Pink Beach”) Fair Haven (“Pink Haven”), Atlantic Highlands (“Atlantic Pinklands”) Holmdel (“Pinkdel”), Little Silver (“Little Pink”), Rumson (“Pinkson”) and Shrewsbury (“Pinkbury”) will be turning their towns pink by decorating their houses for the duration of this year’s Paint the Town Pink event. The annual multiple-day celebration is once again jam packed with local specials. Below is a complete schedule of events and deals that will take place in Pinkson and Pink Haven during this year’s Paint the Town Pink. Friday, May 4 Saturday, May 5 Sunday…
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Friday is also the deadline for businesses to be included in Web promotions for Pink Week. Don't need the Web inclusion? Then your deadline is April 23.
It's less than a month until Fair Haven and Rumson become Pink Haven and Pinkson for Paint the Town Pink. That's the time when residents and businesses are invited to swath their homes and workplaces in Pepto pink to raise awareness for breast cancer. Riverview Medical Center runs the annual event now in its sixth year. To boost engagement Riverview will run a contest to see who can out pink their neighbors from May 4 through May 12. Each participating home will receive a Paint the Town Pink Starter Kit to get the pink creativity flowing. Residents can either decorate their houses using the starter kit, or can enter the house decorating contest and put their creativity to the test. In past years, residents have wowed us with some unique …
Monday, March 26, 2012
Students are using a Facebook page to lend moral support to a teacher battling cancer.
Do you know Ms. Vac? Tell us your words of encouragement for her.
In this Brave New World where the Internet is the new bathroom wall of the world, open to whatever musings you aren't brave enough to say to people's faces, it's nice when you see its users behaving admirably. Such is the case at Rumson-Fair Haven High School where we hear a student has started a Facebook page in support of a beloved teacher battling it out with breast cancer. According to a tip from Patricia Phelan Clapp, students at the school started the page on Monday with a goal of getting 1,000 likes in support of their teacher Julie Vaccarelli. "This is going to be a way to show their love and continue to share inspirational messages for her while she undergoes treatment," Clapp told Patch in an email Monday. The Facebook page, …