From the City of Sea Isle City
September 20, 2012
We recently announced that Sea Isle City's property owners will be receiving discounts on FEMA flood insurance, which is great news for our town! We will keep you posted as new details emerge regarding this program. Meanwhile, if you want to learn more about the FEMA discounts, read the National Flood Insurance Program's manual by visiting http://www.nfipiservice.com/pdf/October%202012/oct2012_changepackage.pdf .
It's difficult to believe, but September is more than half over – wasn't it just Memorial Day a few weeks ago? I once again want to express my thanks to all of our City employees who made the summer of 2012 safe and memorable. Not only are we proud of Sea Isle's Volunteer Fire Department, Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Police Department, Public Works Department, Beach Tag Inspectors, Tourism Officials and our Department of Recreation, we are also very proud of – and grateful for – Captain Renny Steele and the members of the Sea Isle City Beach Patrol. Captain Steele recently released the beach patrol's 2012 year-end summary, which is a strong reminder of the diligence and commitment our lifeguards continually display on the job. This summer, the SICBP gave assistance to 270 beach-goers in need of medical attention (that doesn't include the many times they handed-out band aids or offered minor first aid). Our beach patrol also responded to 82 documented cases of lost children, and they performed 21 flag rescues, which are major water rescues that require our guards to work as a team in order to save lives. Not many people know that our lifeguards also repair their own beach stands and they perform many other duties throughout the summer months, which keep the SICBP running like a Swiss watch. My thanks go to all of our beach patrol members, who I hope enjoy the off-season before they return to the sand next spring.
As I have said before, “Even though the summer is over, Sea Isle City never closes!” This was evident last weekend during Sea Isle's Fall Family Festival, which was a huge success. In addition to the festival's large Seaside Market on the Promenade, popular Food Court and many free family activities on Saturday, free trolley tours, live music and the 9th Annual Gerard Desiderio Antique Auto Show entertained many festival-goers on Sunday. My thanks go to Diane Merson and Trish Jackson from our Tourism Department for hosting another fantastic Fall Family Festival, and I also want to thank local homeowners Mike and Diane Mullen for loaning us their Bentley, which was the lead vehicle in the festival's Antique Auto Parade.
Looking ahead, this Friday is the start of Sea Isle's 2012 Irish Weekend at the LaCosta Complex. Each year, that event's host, Jim Bennett, does a wonderful job bringing out the Irish in us all. So, be sure to stop by the festival this weekend for some great food, shopping and live entertainment – and don't forget to wear something green!
Other events taking place in the weeks ahead include Harborfest and the Baby Boomer's Rock-and-Roll Revival with Jerry Blavat on September 29 (both are Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization events), Sea Isle's annual Italian Festival and Columbus Day Parade on October 6, the Environmental Commission's Autumn Beach Clean-up on October 13, the Halloween Parade and Family Dance Party on October 19, and the Chamber of Commerce's Octoberfest celebration on October 20. These are just of few of the upcoming events you won't want to miss, so plan on spending a lot of time with your family and friends in Sea Isle City this fall. After all, the weather is still beautiful and so is our town!
And speaking of Sea Isle City's beauty, I want to encourage everyone to pay a visit to our beautiful new Welcome Center on JFK Boulevard, which opened for business last weekend. The Welcome Center is a great place to learn about what's happening in town, purchase beach tags and speak to representatives from the Chamber of Commerce. Plus, it's as functional as it is attractive – so be sure to stop by soon!
In closing, I want to remind everyone that we have a lot of road construction taking place around town, so be on the look-out for detour signs that alert drivers to necessary road closings. While there may be some temporary inconveniences along the way, I thank you for your patience as we improve our City's infrastructure and make our roads smoother. When all of our road work is completed, you'll see that the end result will be well worth the effort.
Smile...You're in Sea Isle!
Mayor Leonard C. Desiderio
CITY COUNCIL MESSAGE:
As the autumn “shoulder season” unfolds, there is a lot going on in Sea Isle City. Roadwork has recommenced at various places around town, so please be aware of detours and other signage that will assist you while traversing the City. Additionally, there are many autumn festivals and activities taking place in the weeks ahead, including Irish Weekend (September 21-23), Harborfest (September 29), the Baby Boomers Rock-and-Roll Revival Fundraiser benefitting the Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization (September 29), the Italian Festival and Columbus Day Parade (October 6), Sea Isle’s annual Halloween Parade (October 19) and Octoberfest (October 20). Be sure to check the City’s calendar of events for start times.
As a reminder, although the City Wide Bulk Trash collection has passed, there will be weekly Bulk Trash collections throughout the off-season. Check the Public Works schedule to determine what week your street will have collections. And don’t forget that trash and recycling is collected only one day a week per street, however the trash and recycling depot is open on the weekends for your convenience.
The next City Council meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 25, at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Council Workshop at 2:00 p.m. on September 25, when we will discuss parking and outdoor liquor sales ordinances. Afterwards, our next regular meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 9, and then we will hold a Capital Plan Workshop at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday October 23 (following our regular 10:00 a.m. meeting on October 23). If you are unable to attend any of our workshops, you can send City Council letters or messages, which will be placed on the record.
Best regards from the members of City Council
With the prime summer season now behind us, the City’s project activity has intensified. We will have many projects ongoing this coming fall, winter and spring, in order to once again improve and beautify the City. These include the complete reconstruction and improvement of JFK Boulevard, streetscape improvements to Landis Avenue from 39th to 43rd Street, replacement of the skate park at Dealy Field with a new state of the art concrete facility, replacement of deteriorated bulkheads, new railing for the southern end of the promenade, multiple utility and road paving projects, resumption of the lagoon dredging project, and additional improvements throughout the City in continuation of one of our core missions – to maintain and improve our public assets and infrastructure.
Construction of Welcome Center Addition to the Community Lodge and Renovations of the Existing Lodge Facility and Site – The Welcome Center addition has been completed and was opened to the public on September 15, 2012. The Community Lodge remains open and all activities continue as scheduled. On the surrounding site, City forces have completed the paver plaza fronting the Fisherman’s Memorial wall. When finally completed, the area will include lighting and bench seating. Landscaping and sidewalk reconstruction will be performed by Public Works forces on the 42nd Street side prior to next season.
Lagoon Dredging - The current status of the project is as follows:
*The contractor, Wickberg Marine Contracting of Belford, NJ, has completed dredging the western end of Rio Grande Lagoon and a portion of Rio Del Isole (along Venicean); as well as work around the Yacht Club.
*The dredging plant has returned to the City, and is currently working to complete dredging in Rio Grande lagoon.
The lagoons to be dredged are as follows:
Rio Grande (south side of 47th Place)
Rio Delle Stelle (between 46th and 47th Place)
Rio Delle Luna (between 45th and 46th Place)
Rio Del Amore (between 44th Street and 45th Place)
Rio Delle Isole (along Venicean Road)
Rio Del Barche (between 43rd Place and 44th Street)
Rio Del Affare (between 42nd and 43rd Place)
Rio Delle Ponte (along Park Road on either side of 43rd Place)
The project provides for the ability of private property owners adjacent to the project area to enter into an agreement with the dredging contractor to dredge their private slips (at the private owner’s expense). In conjunction with the City project, properties at the above locations do have the required permits to perform private slip dredging.
As part of this project, consistent with the commitment to afford the opportunity to private property owners to have their slips dredged (at their own expense), the City continues to work with the Army Corps of Engineers and the NJ Department of Environmental Protection to obtain permits for previously identified areas of need, including the western side of Venicean Road (along the intracoastal waterway) and along Sounds Avenue in the area of 38th Street. Permits for these areas are expected to be obtained this fall, which will still allow time for these property owners to come to agreement with the dredging contractor to have their slips dredged prior to completion of the overall project. Please see photos below of the dredging project in Rio Grande canal, taken September 20...
Sewer and Road Reconstruction on Central Avenue (49th to 69th Street) - The project has been contracted to the firm of Lewandowski Construction Industries, Inc., of Waterford, NJ. The contractor has resumed construction operations following the summer hiatus, and is currently working from 63rd toward 69th Street. Utility work was previously completed from 63rd to 55th Street, and the road surface was temporarily restored to allow for vehicular travel over the summer. The remainder of phase one (to 49th Street) along with phase two (from 63rd to 69th Street) will be completed this fall and winter; after which the entire roadway will be resurfaced (in the spring). The project will provide for an upgraded sewer system and new road surface for the entire one mile stretch of roadway. This section of sewer has been problematic for years, with continuous maintenance issues; and this project will not only provide for appropriate sewage infrastructure, it will assist in decreasing the amount of ground water sent to the county sewage treatment plant, thus saving in unnecessary costs associated with the treatment of “infiltration” water. Please see photos below of Central Avenue between 63rd and 64th Street, taken earlier this week...
Utility Reconstruction on Landis Avenue (54th to 69th Street) – The project has been contracted to F.W.Shawl & Sons of Marmora, NJ, and will provide for water and sewer line replacement in advance of the County project to resurface Landis Avenue from 54th to 69th Street. To date, the contractor has installed hydrant services, water main extensions out of several intersections, and new water services to adjacent properties. The contractor has remobilized his operations following the summer hiatus and has completed water service installations between 54th and 55th Street; and will proceed southward on Landis with sewer and water services over the next several weeks. The County is scheduled to resurface Landis Avenue from 54th to 69th Street in the spring of 2013. Please see photos below of Landis Avenue, taken earlier this week...
Inflow and Infiltration (I & I) Remediation – The firm of Video Pipe Services, Inc. of Newfield, NJ, has substantially completed the major re-lining and repairs, but must complete some corrective work to internal repairs to finalize their contractual obligations. Some of this work will require excavation of the road surface. The contractor has resumed construction operations, following the summer hiatus, and is now working on 72nd Street (between Landis and Pleasure), after which they’ll move to 32nd Street (between Landis and Central). The need for this project was identified over the past several years through a comprehensive investigation and analysis of the City’s sewer system. Sewer systems are prone to both inflow (overland water entering the sewer system through manhole covers and other surface openings in the system) and infiltration (entry of groundwater into pipelines through cracks, deteriorated pipe, and pipe joints). The effects of I & I are symptoms of deterioration of the sewer system that must be corrected to avoid more problematic maintenance issues and potential failure of the sewer system. I & I is also costly, in that the City must pay for the unnecessary treatment of water that enters the sanitary sewer system. This is the first phase of a multi-year citywide sewer maintenance and improvement project that will ensure the continued viability of the City’s vital sewer infrastructure. The next phase of I & I work will involve replacement of sewer lines that cannot be substantially corrected through internal, “no-dig” repairs, as are being performed in this phase. As those projects are engineered and prepared for bidding and construction, we will provide updates on the specific details of the projects.
Utility Reconstruction, Various Streets - The project includes replacement of deteriorated underground utilities (water and sewer) in several streets, as part of the City’s comprehensive road and utility program. The project is being performed by Garden State General Construction, Inc., of Rio Grande, NJ. Following utility work, the streets will receive new surface paving. The following streets are included in this project:
1. 42nd Street, Landis Avenue to Promenade
2. 48th Street, Landis Avenue to Promenade
3. 50th Street, Landis Avenue to Promenade
4. 51st Street, Landis Avenue to Promenade
5. 60th Street, Landis Avenue to Central Avenue
6. 43rd Place street end with guide rail barrier
7. 79th Street, Landis Avenue to Central Avenue
8. 60th Street, Landis Avenue to Beach End
The contractor is currently working at the 48th and 50th Street locations.
JFK Boulevard Reconstruction, from Bridge to Landis Avenue – The County worked with the City to design this project to reconstruct and reconfigure JFK Boulevard from the bridge to Landis Avenue. The project limits also include reconstruction of Landis Avenue from JFK Boulevard to 40th Street. The project scope includes the addition of widened sidewalks, decorative lighting, streetscape improvements and landscaping, a new traffic light at JFK Boulevard and Park Road, drainage improvements, and elevation of the road surface which will assist during times of flooding. The project involves federal funding, and the next step is for the County to obtain authorization from federal and state agencies to proceed to bidding. The county expects to receive the necessary authorization this month in order to award a contract for a fall 2012 construction start. In this event, construction will take place between October 2012 and May 2013.
Water Well and Well House Construction at 50th Street – Last week, the City received 11 bids for construction of a new water supply well and well house to replace the inactive, obsolete facility on 50th street (between Landis and Central Avenue). The apparent low bidder was B&H Contracting, Inc., of Folsom, NJ, in the amount of $1,363,000. The pre-construction meeting for the project will be held on October 4th, at which time the details on construction procedures and schedule will be discussed. Ultimately, the project will provide for the capability to deliver approximately one million gallons of water each day to City residents, and will help to ensure the viability of our critical water infrastructure now and into the future. A portion of the work will require around the clock operations (during well drilling, which will extend to a depth of over 800 feet). The surrounding residents will be notified regarding these operations, and the City will take measures to minimize any inconveniences. The project is expected to be completed prior to the summer 2013 season.
SEPTEMBER JITNEY SERVICE:
Sea Isle’s Jitney Service will be available on Friday (6:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.) and Saturday (4:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.), September 21-22. For additional information about the Jitney Service, phone 263-9090 or visit www.seaislecitynj.us and click the “Visitor’s Information” tab.
COUNTY FLU CLINICS:
The Cape May County Department of Health will be offering many types of flu shot clinics this year; and several clinic dates are already set. To stay up-to-date on all of the County’s flu clinics, check the county’s website, www.capemaycountygov.net, visit www.cmchealth.net or call the flu hotline at 463-6581.
In September, the Department of Health will focus on special senior clinics for residents 65 years and older. The high-dose flu vaccine, standard-dose flu vaccine, and the pneumonia vaccine will be offered at these clinics. The high-dose vaccine is a flu vaccine licensed only for seniors. It is available for persons who have the following insurance as their primary payer: Medicare Part B, Aetna, CIGNA, Coventry, Humana, Medicare Railroad, United Healthcare, and United Mine Workers of America.
The standard-dose flu vaccine is available at no charge, regardless of insurance coverage, but if you have one of the covered insurances mentioned above, your insurance will be billed for the cost of the vaccine. The pneumonia vaccine is available for $15 (cash or check).
Please bring your Medicare cards and supplemental insurance cards to the clinic. Consent forms for the senior clinics are only available onsite. Senior clinics are now scheduled on the following dates and locations:
Senior Flu Clinics:
September 25, 10 to 12 p.m. at the Upper Township Community Center, 1790 Rte 50, Tuckahoe
September 27, 9:30 to 12 p.m., at the Ocean City Senior Center, 1735 Simpson Avenue, Ocean City
October 18, 10 to 12 p.m., at the County Department of Health, 6 Moore Road (bldg #17), CMCH
Save the Date! The Department of Health will hold its popular free drive-through flu clinic for residents 14 years and older on Sunday, October 14th from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kindle Ford Autoplaza.
For all County flu clinics: If you have a severe allergy to eggs, other vaccine components or if you have been told by a doctor that you have had Guillain-Barré syndrome, you need to receive the flu vaccine from your personal physician. Also, if you have a severe allergy to Thimerosal, you can receive the vaccine from the Department of Health but not at the drive-through clinic.
STATE OF NEW JERSEY SOCIAL MEDIA:
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is utilizing social media to provide the best outreach for residents. Currently, there are three programs that can be found on Facebook and Twitter:
NJ Beaches Program (water quality and beach closings information): https://twitter.com/njbeachreport
By “friending” and “following” these feeds, you can access news and information about activities and events around the state.
SATURDAY NIGHT CONCERT:
A free concert by Fisher and Mayer (Irish music) will take place at the Excursion Park Band Shell starting at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 22. This will be the last regular concert of the 2012 season. For additional information, please phone 263-TOUR, extension 4.
WINTER TRASH SCHEDULE:
On September 10, Sea Isle City returned to the Winter Trash and Recycling Schedule. Each street now has one curbside collection per week…
1st to 44th Street = Wednesdays
45th to 70th Street = Mondays
71st to 94th Street = Tuesdays
Curbside Bulk Trash collections will take place on the 1st Thursday of each month from 1st to 44th Street, on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 45th to 70th Street, and on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 71st to 94th Street.
For additional information about Sea Isle City’s Trash and Recycling regulations, phone 263-6000, extension 9.
2012 AUGUST POLICE REPORT:
1. Investigations Conducted: 36
2. Adult Arrests (Criminal, Disorderly Persons, Ordinance, DWI): 42
3. Juvenile Arrests: 6
4. Motor Vehicle Summons Issued:
Moving Violations: 124
Parking Violations: 932
5. Public Service Calls:
Assist Public/Motorist: 49
Medical Calls: 100
Property Checks: 340
Suspicious Person/Vehicle: 18
Walk-In Complaints: 16
School Zone Patrol: 0
School Bus Escorts: 0
Motor Vehicle Stops: 269
Fingerprint Detail: 3
9-1-1 False Alarms: 135
Lockout Assists: 5
Domestic Violence Calls: 11
Animal Calls: 23
Check Resident’s Well Being: 16
Messages Delivered: 1
Crowd Control: 1
6. Code Enforcement Violations: 2
The above information was provided by the Sea Isle City Police Department.
VISIT THE NEW WELCOME CENTER:
Sea Isle City’s new Welcome Center, located on JFK Boulevard at the foot of the Sea Isle Bridge, is now open. In addition to being “the place” to get information about local events and happenings, the Welcome Center is also the home of Sea Isle’s Tourism Department and Beach Tag Office. Plus, it’s where you can speak with representatives from the Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization.
The Welcome Center is open 7 days a week through September and 6 days a week through October (closed Sundays in October). The center will be open twelve months a year; winter hours soon to be posted.
DID YOU KNOW?
--The next City Council meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 25, at 10:00 a.m. inside Council Chambers on the second level of the Public Safety Building, 233 JFK Boulevard.
--Sea Isle City’s 2012 Irish Weekend is September 21-23 at JFK Boulevard and Landis Avenue, featuring live Irish music and dancing, an Irish Vendor’s Market, food and more (263-3756 or www.lacosta-seaisle.com).
--The 2nd Annual Michael Fisher 5K Run/Walk is Saturday, September 22, 9:30 a.m. at LaCosta Lounge (609-861-3848 or www.michaelfisherfoundation.org).
--September is National Preparedness Month. Cape May County will present a free Emergency Preparedness Conference on Tuesday, September 25th, 10 a.m. to 12 Noon, at the County Administration Building, 4 Moore Road (exit 11 off the Garden State Parkway) in Cape May Court House. This event is open to the public.
--Harborfest, hosted by the SIC Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization, will take place on Saturday, September 29, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with a variety of family activities (263-9090 or www.seaislechamber.com).
--The 2012 Baby Boomers Rock-n-Roll Revival Fundraiser with Jerry Blavat will take place at LaCosta Lounge on Saturday, September 29, at 8:30 p.m. (263-3756 or www.lacosta-seaisle.com).
--Sea Isle’s 2012 Italian Festival, hosted by the Desiderio family, is set for Saturday, October 6, 10:00 a.m. to Dusk, at KIX-McNutley’s on 63rd Street, featuring vendors, live music, great food, a cooking demonstration, a canolli eating contest and more (263-4461, ext. 230 or www.kixmcnutleys.com).
--Sea Isle’s 2012 Columbus Day Parade will take place on Saturday, October 6, at 2:00 p.m. The parade will begin on JFK Boulevard near the Sea Isle Bridge, turn right (south) onto Landis Avenue and end at 63rd Street, where the 2012 Italian Festival will be in full-swing (263-4461, ext. 230 or www.kixmcnutleys.com).
--The Philadelphia Firefighters Memorial 5K Run/Walk will take place on Sunday, October 7, at 10:00 a.m. on the Promenade at JFK Boulevard. This event is held in remembrance of the firefighters who died during the 1975 Gulf Oil Refinery fire in South Philadelphia (www.iaff22.org).
--Sea Isle’s Autumn Beach Clean-Up and Dune Grass Planting will take place on Saturday, October 13, 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon, hosted by the SIC Environmental Commission. Families, individuals, groups, clubs, and businesses are asked to volunteer for this important event. No pre-registration is required, simply sign-in on October 13 at JFK and the Promenade. Rain date: October 14 (263-2081).
--An Autumn Card Party & Luncheon will be hosted by the Catholic Daughters of Saint Joseph Church on Friday, October 19, 12 noon to 3:00 p.m., inside the parish auditorium. Participants can enjoy a variety of card and board games during this fundraiser. For tickets, phone 609-486-6166 or 609-861-0865.
--Sea Isle’s 2012 Halloween Parade is set for Friday, October 19, at 7:00 p.m. along Landis Avenue, 46th to 40th Street. Afterwards, a free Halloween Family Dance Party will take place at the Excursion Park Band Shell. Rain date: October 21, 11:30 a.m. (263-0050 or www.seaislecitynj.us).
--An ESA Surfing Competition will be held on the 40th Street Beach on Saturday, October 20, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. “No Surf” date: October 27 (http://snj.surfesa.org).
--The Bishop McHugh Dare to Dash 5K Run/Walk will take place on Saturday, October 20 at 9:00 a.m., JFK Boulevard and the Promenade. Rain date: October 21, 11:30 a.m. (www.bishopmchugh.com).
--An Octoberfest celebration, hosted by the SIC Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization, will take place at Excursion Park on Saturday, October 20, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., featuring a pie-baking contest, music and plenty of family fun (263-9090).
--The T.I.Civic Center will host their annual Halloween Show and Costume Contest on Saturday, October 20, at 7:00 p.m. (263-3002 or www.senaworld.org).
--The 2012 Jersey Shore Striper Tournament is November 9-11. Sponsored by Mike’s Seafood, this event raises funds for children with Autism (609-778-8418 or email@example.com) .
--A Senior Seminar titled “Using Personal Networks to Reduce Stress” will be offered to Sea Isle City residents on Thursday, October 25, at 11:30 a.m. inside the Community Lodge, JFK Boulevard and Park Road. This event, presented by the Sea Isle City Municipal Alliance Committee and hosted by Cape Assist, will include a complimentary lunch buffet. Pre-registration is required; phone 263-0050 by October 19, 2012.
--Sea Isle’s annual Veterans Day Ceremony will take place at Veterans Park on Sunday, November 11 at 11:00 a.m. The public is invited to attend as we honor America’s veterans from the past and present (263-4461, ext.245 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
-- Personalized Bricks for the Sea Isle City Historical Museum’s Memorial Garden are available for $200 each. Bricks are a great way to remember someone you love (609-624-7929).
--Dogs are not permitted on Sea Isle City’s beaches or promenade during the summer months. Dogs will be permitted on the beach once again on September 30. As always, dogs must be on a leash, and owners must curb and clean-up after their pets.
--Sea Isle City now offers online view and payment options for municipal property tax bills and water/sewer utility bills (visit www.seaislecitynj.us and click on the "Tax & Utility Payment Center" icon at the bottom of the homepage). You can mail-in a payment as always, or pay online through your checking account, credit card or debit card. Please Note: Online viewing is free; however a convenience charge will be applied if you pay your bills online.
--The City of Sea Isle City will gladly arrange a Welcome Home Ceremony for any members of the United States military as they return to town. To arrange a “Hero’s Welcome” for your favorite Sailor, Marine, Soldier, Airman, National Guard or Coast Guard service member, phone Mayor Desiderio’s Office (263-4461, ext. 245) or Commander Chick Haines at VFW Post 1963 (263-1711). You can also find a “Welcome Home Ceremony” application online at www.seaislecitynj.us (via the “Quick Links” and “Downloadable Forms” tabs).
--You can properly dispose of American flags by placing them in the flag collection bin in front of VFW Post 1963 on JFK Boulevard. Please be certain to properly care for all America flags no matter what size!
--Volunteers are needed to help run the SOS Crooked Tail Thrift Shop, 4208 Landis Avenue, between 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. daily -- or any hours you can help (609-972-5887 or visit www.seaislecats.org).
--Beach Wheelchairs can be borrowed from the Sea Isle City Public Works Department between Labor Day and Memorial Day (263-6000).
On September 10, the Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization hosted their annual “Around the World Gala” at Excursion Park. The event included food from some of Sea Isle’s best eateries, top shelf spirits, international wine and beer, live music and terrific prizes…
On September 11, during Sea Isle City's Patriot Day ceremony, over 200 residents and visitors gathered at Veterans Park to commemorate the 11th anniversary of the “9-11” terrorist attacks...
Fall Family Festival on September 15-16 featured a Seside Market with hundreds of vendors along the Promenade, a fabulous food court, free family activities at Excursion Park, live music, a sand sculpting demonstration and contest, free historical trolley tours and the Gerard Desiderio Antique Auto Show…
On September 16, the Sea Isle City Environmental Commission distributed their 2012 Beautification Awards to eight local property owners. This year’s winning properties included the Casalena home at 2401 Landis Avenue; the Daley home at 4444 Venicean Road; the Donat-Olivieri home at 209 48th Street (west); Azzurra Pizzeria and Restaurant at 5012 Landis Avenue; the Conroy home at 18 59th Street, the Mullen home at 21 67th Street (west); the Vitelkite home at 231 85th Street and the Koshland home at 5000 Central Avenue. The winners received custom-made plaques created by Helen Clymer and gift certificates to Sea Grove Nursery in Ocean View …