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As it relates to The Annual Little Silver v.s. Shrewsbury Thanksgiving Football Game, the Warriors have experienced their highs and lows throughout the this football tradition. They are optimistic about the future and hope it leads to many successful years. Little Silver always enjoys the rivalry against Shrewsbury and is a prideful team with a never-say-die attitude.
Little Silver is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey with a population of 5,950 residents. Little Silver was established with a Kings Land Grant in 1663 and settled in 1667. Little Silver incorporated as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature in 1923. The borough has a total area of 3.3 square miles, of which, 2.7 square miles of it is land and 0.6 square miles of it is water.
Little Silver was inhabited by the Navesink Native Americans and the borough's earliest European residents were mostly farmers, fishermen and merchants. Little Silver received its name from brothers Joseph and Peter Parker, who settled in this area in 1667 and named their holdings "Little Silver" after their father's estate in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. This in turn can be traced overseas to Little Silver, a village in Devonshire, England.
The borough has had a wide-ranging history as a resort, agricultural area and fishing town. Many of the original farms and nurseries have been replaced by housing. Its location on the Shrewsbury River makes Little Silver a popular destination for boaters and water sports enthusiasts, with a public boat ramp at the Dominick F. Santelle Park. Over the years, New York City and North Jersey commuters have decided to make Little Silver their home, traveling by rail or auto to their jobs.
The Little Silver School District serves students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade by the use of Point Road School and Markham Place School. For grades 9-12, students attend Red Bank Regional High School, which is located in Little Silver but not affiliated with the District. RBR serves students from the boroughs of Little Silver, Red Bank and Shrewsbury, although students from all over Monmouth County attend the high school for its performing arts program.
As of 2014, the Little Silver government is led by Mayor Robert Neff, Jr. and has a six-member Borough Council. Residents in town enjoy local establishments such as Gianni’s Pizzeria, The Little Szechuan, Grandma’s Bagels, Carvel, The Ye Old Pie Shoppe, The Turning Point and Brave New World. Founders and notable current and former residents of Little Silver are the following:
Joseph and Peter Parker who originally settled the area. Harold and Elsie Sickles opened a farm in 1908 and today it is a successful specialty garden and food market. John Bennett: Former Assemblyman, State Senator, Senate Co-President and Acting Governor. Harold Hartshorne: Gold medal winner in figure skating. Daniel J. O'Hern: Former Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. Declan O'Scanlon: Represented the 13th Legislative District in the New Jersey General Assembly. Theodore D. Parsons: Acted as the New Jersey Attorney General. Mike Rice Jr.: Rutgers Scarlet Knights men's basketball coach.
The Shrewsbury Tigers are fierce competitors on the football field and do not go-down without a fight. The Borough of Shrewsbury has experienced great success during the early years of this football game tradition verse Little Silver. Their victories have been a direct result of their constant persistence and dedication to the Tiger Nation. They are always having fun and hope to duplicate their success in the years to come.
Shrewsbury is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, with a population of 3,809 residents. The Borough was formed in 1926. Shrewsbury has a total area of 2.2 square miles, of which only 0.02 square miles is water and the rest is land. Prior to 1926, Shrewsbury Borough was a part of Shrewsbury Township, which was much larger and encompassed several of the other municipalities nearby.
The Shrewsbury Borough School District serves public school students ranging from pre-kindergarten to 8th grade at the Shrewsbury Borough School. The school features three homerooms per grade, with special classes that include physical education, art, music, computers, and for languages. For grades 9-12, public school students attend Red Bank Regional High School, which serves students from the boroughs of Little Silver, Red Bank and Shrewsbury. Students also may attend Christian Brothers Academy, or Red Bank Catholic High School, the local Catholic schools, or one of the five vocational schools represented by Monmouth County.
As of 2014, the Shrewsbury government is led by Mayor Donald W. Burden and has a six-member Borough Council. Residents in town enjoy local establishments such as Athletes’ Alley, Bagel Masters, Stroker’s Deli, The Grove, Five Guys Burgers & Fries, Trader Joe’s, The Chicken Kitchen and Dunkin’ Donuts. Founders and notable current and former residents of Shrewsbury are the following:
Richard Lippincott: English Quaker and an early settler in Shrewsbury. Ryan Kalish: Outfielder with the Boston Red Sox. Karyn Marshall: Champion weightlifter and chiropractor. Michael Panter: Represented the 12th legislative district in the New Jersey General Assembly.