Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Legacy Band performs in Crest July 1st


PRESS RELEASE

Fans of the Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series will get to see an exciting new act this weekend.

Legacy Band, one of the hottest new party bands in the Delaware Valley, will appear at Centennial Park for the first time on Saturday, July 1, at 7:30 p.m.

While the band itself is new, its lineup features two decades of experience in the music industry. A nine-piece band with a full rhythm and horn section and dynamic male and female lead singers, Legacy Band packs a high-energy, feel-great performance into every one of its shows. Together for less than a year, Legacy Band has already performed at many of the top nightclubs, bars, casinos and other hot spots across South Jersey and the Philadelphia area.

Saturday’s event is a free all-ages show. Attendees should bring a blanket or a chair.

Centennial Park is located at Fern Road and Ocean Avenue.

The Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series is hosted by the Wildwood Crest Recreation and Tourism Department and supported by the Wildwood Crest Tourism Development Commission.

Other upcoming entertainment includes classic rock with Sass Faction on Wednesday, July 5; oldies, Motown and dance hits with the Showtime Dance Band on Saturday, July 8; and classic rock with the Billy D Light Trio on Wednesday, July 12.

For more information about the Legacy Band, log on to www.legacyband.net.

For more information about the Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series, log on to www.visitwildwoodcrest.com or call 609-523-0202.

Downtown Wildwood FREE Movies begin tonight with "Storks"

Grab some blankets and beach chairs, round up the family, and settle in for an evening under the stars, as the Downtown Wildwood FREE Movies series begins tonight at 3501 Pacific Avenue.

Better yet, arrive early and grab a bite to eat at one of the area's many restaurants and eateries.

Tonight's family movie is "Storks," which will begin at dusk (around 8:30 p.m.).

FREE parking is available in the lot behind the Pacific & Schellenger Avenues property. Vehicles can enter on either Schellenger or Oak Avenues.

For more information, including a full schedule of Downtown Movies for the summer, visit www.DOOWW.com.

Also, LIKE the Wildwood Business Improvement District on Facebook at Wildwood By The Sea for addition info and updates.

Court Dismisses Case to Close Portions of North Wildwood Inlet Beach

PRESS RELEASE

On Monday, June 26th, 2017, the City of North Wildwood was advised of the Court’s decision on the lawsuit pertaining to the plaintiffs’ request for injunctive relief to close portions of the North Wildwood Inlet Beach.

Honorable Judge Julio Mendez and the Superior Court of the State of New Jersey, Chancery Division, Cape May County ruled in favor of the City of North Wildwood, NJ, dismissing the case for injunctive relief and denying the plaintiffs’ request to close portions of the beach.

Although this is a ruling in the City’s favor, and the inlet beach will stay open, City Officials direct all residents, visitors and vacationers to be aware of established warning signage at entrances to the beach and along the beachfront; and ONLY enter the water in front of lifeguards, at guarded beaches, during Beach Patrol hours of operation (10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.).

“The City will be forever sympathetic toward the Smith Family for the tragic loss of Bradley Smith,” said Mayor Patrick Rosenello. “And, while the City is satisfied with the court’s decision, I advise all beachgoers to pay attention to warning signage, and if a lifeguard is not on duty, DO NOT go in the water.”

Crest issues statement on June 25th fire in borough

Photo courtesy of John Lynch

PRESS RELEASE

At approximately 3:18 p.m. on Sunday, June 25, the Wildwood Crest Police Department received multiple calls of structures fires in the 7100 block of Park Boulevard.

Responding units came upon two residences fully engulfed in flames and smoke upon arrival. The cause of this fire is still under investigation by the Cape May County Fire Marshall.

The borough is relieved to announce there were no injuries to residents or first responders to report.

Wildwood Crest Fire Chief Ron Harwood, Wildwood Crest Police Chief Joseph McGrath and the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest wish to express their sincere gratitude to the community and its visitors for their outpouring of concern for the residents who suffered extensive damage to and/or lost their homes and to the fire and rescue personnel who worked tirelessly to fight this aggressive fire.

They would also like to thank the following agencies for their assistance: North Wildwood Fire and Rescue, Wildwood City Fire and Rescue, Erma Fire Company, Rio Grande Fire Company, Townbank Fire Company, Rio Grande Rescue (Middle Township,) AtlantiCare Mobile Response Unit and the Wildwood Crest Department of Public Works.

In addition, all involved in responding to and fighting this fire, have expressed a huge debt of gratitude toward the tireless efforts of the Wildwood Crest Ladies Auxiliary for their care and comfort during this difficult time.

Anglesea Irish Society Golf Cart Raffle on July 8th Helps to Support Community


PRESS RELEASE

On Saturday, July 8 at 4 p.m. the Anglesea Irish Society will be announcing the winner of a 4 seat street legal golf cart package at the annual Anglesea State BBQ Championship and Blues Festival!

Tickets are still available, but going fast. They can be purchased the following ways: from any Anglesea Irish Society member; at the Anglesea Irish Society tent the Friday of the Anglesea State BBQ Championship and Blues Festival; or tickets can be purchased online at www.angleseairishsociety.net/raffles.

For more information on raffle events, please visit www.facebook.com/AISraffle.

Benefits of the Raffle will support Anglesea Irish Society, a fraternal, faith-based, non-partisan organization based in southern Cape May County, chartered by the Second Street Irish Society of Philadelphia.

The Club’s Catholic faith, Irish Heritage and American pride motivate the organization to answer the call of duty for volunteerism and community service, and members will continue to donate time and financial assistance to those in need, living in the Greater Cape May County area.

“These raffles help our club to continue to donate time, effort and monetary incentives to those in need,” said Club President, Bill O’Connell. “Without these raffles, our club wouldn’t be able to provide scholarships and donations to organizations such as local youth sports leagues/school programs that enhance our community and quality of life.”


Today in the Wildwoods: Tuesday, June 27, 2017


Below is a quick rundown of events and activities in the Wildwoods today...

Morey's Piers Hours

Ocean Oasis Water Park: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Raging Waters Water Park: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Surfside Pier: 1 p.m. to midnight
Mariner's Pier: 1 p.m. to midnight
Adventure Pier: 4 p.m. to midnight


Today's Events

Boardwalk Parade
Tonight's parade features the Main Stage Harmony Performers, kicking off from 16th Avenue at 7:30 p.m., and heading south toward the Wildwoods Convention Center. For more info, call 609-523-1602 or visit www.DOOWW.com.

Doo Wop Back to the '50s Neon Night Tours

See the best of the Wildwoods' Doo Wop Style landmarks, while a guide in Fifties attire recounts popular culture of the '50s and '60s. The tour boards outside the Doo Wop Experience, 4500 Ocean Avenue, at 8 p.m. Admission is $13 for adults, $7 for children 12 and under. Call 609-523-1958 to reserve tickets or visit www.doowopusa.org.

Downtown Wildwood FREE Movie Night
Downtown Movie Nights begin tonight at dusk with Storks, at the Downtown Wildwood Farmer's Market Lot at 3501 Pacific Avenue. Bring a blanket or beach chair. FREE parking is available behind the movie lot - enter on Oak or Schellenger Avenues. Come early and enjoy dinner at one of the many nearby restaurants before the show. For more info, visit www.DOOWW.com.

Wildwood Talent Showcase
Dancers perform nightly (weeknights) on the Schellenger Beach Stage, Schellenger Avenue & Boardwalk at 7 p.m. FREE event. For more information, call 413-454-4523.

Youth For Christ Heatwave
Annual conference for hundreds of held at the Wildwoods Convention Center and on the Wildwoods beaches. For more info, call 717-646-9900 or email gary@masondixonyfc.org.


Coming Up...

Tuesday, June 27

* Boardwalk Parade
* Doo Wop Back to the '50s Neon Night Tours
* Downtown Wildwood FREE Movie Night
* Wildwood Talent Showcase
* Youth For Christ Heatwave

Wednesday, June 28

* Duffy String Band on the Boardwalk
* Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series
* Wildwood Talent Showcase
* Yoga on the Beach
* Youth For Christ Heatwave

Thursday, June 29

* Anglesea Night Market
* Doo Wop Back to the '50s Neon Night Tours
* Philadelphia Mummers Parades
* Wildwood Talent Showcase
* Youth For Christ Heatwave

Friday, June 30

* Friday Night Fireworks on the Beach
* Sports Card, Toys, Comics & Collectibles Show
* Wildwood Talent Showcase
* Yoga on the Beach

Saturday, July 1

* Boardwalk Craft Show
* Concerts Under the Stars Series
* Downtown Wildwood Farmer's Market
* Foam 'n Glow EDM Party
* Sports Card, Toys, Comics & Collectibles Show
* Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series
* Wildwood Talent Showcase


Monday, June 26, 2017

NW Beach Patrol Chief Attends Rip Current/Surf Zone Safety Workshop


PRESS RELEASE

On Thursday, June 22nd, 2017, Chief Tony Cavalier of North Wildwood Beach Patrol attended the Mid-Atlantic Rip Current and Surf Zone Safety Workshop at the University of Delaware’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus. This is an annual event that Beach Patrol Chiefs all over the Country attend.

Chief Tony Cavalier was one of two beach patrol Chief’s from Cape May County that attended the event, and the other was Buzz Mogck of Cape May City Beach Patrol. Chief Cavalier attended the workshop in order to gather new/additional information that contributes to the improvement of water safety protocols and rescue techniques.

Attendees were schooled on surf zone forecasts, beach hazards, decision support, technical information on rip currents and rip current validation, pilot projects, validation efforts and forecast models presented by NOAA/NWS, surf zone injuries, rip current initiatives and rip current communication.

Presenter included the National Weather Service of Mt. Holly, NJ, representatives from Stevens Institute of Technology, members of the University of Delaware Sea Grant staff, Assateague State Park Beach Patrol, and DNREC (Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.

“Our beach patrol and I look forward to this event every year,” said Chief Tony Cavalier. “These types of workshops are vital because we learn new information every time that is applicable to assuring the safety of our beachgoers,” said Chief Cavalier.

FREE Family Movies Return to Downtown Wildwood


PRESS RELEASE

Downtown Wildwood Free Tuesday Night Family Movies are back on Pacific Avenue beginning on Tuesday, June 27!

The Wildwood Business Improvement District invites families to bring their beach chairs and blankets to the Farmers Market lot at 3501 Pacific Avenue and enjoy a movie under the stars.

Come early and eat in one of our many restaurants or take out your dinner to picnic while you watch the movie. Movies begin as soon as it gets dark, usually around 8:30 p.m.

Rain date is Wednesday, each week.

Downton Wildwood Free Tuesday Movie Night - 2017 Schedule

June 27th  –  Storks
*July 4th  –  NO MOVIE on Fourth of July
July 11th  –  Secret Life of Pets
July 18th  –  Trolls
July 25th  –  Wall-E
*August 1st  –  NO MOVIE -  “National Night Out”
August 8th  –  Finding Dory
August 15th  –  Moana
August 22nd  –  Sing

FREE PARKING is available in the lot behind the Pacific & Schellenger Avenues property.  Enter on Oak Avenues.

Visit www.DOOWW.com and LIKE us on Facebook at Wildwood By The Sea for more information and to stay up to date on all the great things to do.

Shop, Dine, Play & Stay in Downtown Wildwood!

Thursdays are Tasty With the Anglesea Night Markets


PRESS RELEASE

The popular Anglesea Night Market series will kick off its second year this year on June 29 with four dates and will include nearly 20 food trucks for each date.

This year’s series will take place June 29, July 13, July 27, and Aug. 10. The Anglesea Night Market takes place down Olde New Jersey Ave. in the Entertainment District of North Wildwood.

The Night Market series will be extended from 4 to 10 p. .this year due to the popularity from last year. This adds an additional hour to the end of the event.

Some other new exciting details include a free jitney service running in North Wildwood for the June 29 date. It will be running from along Surf Ave. from 5th to 26th Ave. It will then turn up 26th Ave. to New Jersey Ave. and head down New Jersey Ave. to the festival area in the Entertainment District.

“We are providing a free trial run of the jitney service to help people in North Wildwood get to the event,” said event promoter Denis Brown. “We think this will be awesome way to make parking easier and safer for people to travel.”

People visiting the event will be able to buy drinks from the surrounding bars and bring them into the event area in plastic cups only.

The food truck list for the June 29 date includes: Five Sisters, Shore Shake, Dump-N-Roll, Cupcake Carnival, Philly Fry, Good Mood Food, Cheezen, Nick's Roast Beef, Cow and the Curd, Beast of the Street, Cannoli World, Little Sicilian, Brilliant Beverages, Taste Trolley,  Chimney Cake Factory, My Four Suns, and Mad Dog Morgan’s.

There will also be live music, crafters, and games. The event is dog friendly as well.

For more information on the Anglesea Night Market, visit AngleseaNightMarket.com.


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Wildwood to Offer On-Beach Parking


PRESS RELEASE

Owners of four-wheel-drive vehicles will be able to park on the sand this summer now that City Commissioners unanimously approved an ordinance permitting parking on Wildwood’s wide, sandy beach.

“Other Jersey beach resorts offer parking on the sand,” said Commissioner Pete Byron.“Wildwood’s world-famous beach is the perfect place to offer residents and visitors alike the opportunity to leave their vehicle on the sand while enjoying a day at the beach.”

According to Byron, using the beach to park will not only make visiting the city a more enjoyable experience by opening up parking spaces but will also generate revenue.

“Communities up and down the coast that offer on-beach parking have seen huge increases in their beach revenue,” said Byron, who oversees Wildwood’s Department of Beach Services. He cited a neighboring shore community in Atlantic County that has offered beach parking for more than five years.

“Brigantine started parking on the beach in 2007,” said Byron. “And in 2014 they made more than $600,000. That’s a huge amount of money. For Wildwood taxpayers, $600,000 equals approximately 4 cents in tax savings per $100 of assessed value.”

The commissioner added that due to the Wildwood’s beach size, it could accommodate more cars than other beaches, thereby creating an even larger tax savings for property owners. Parking on the Wildwood beach is limited to four-wheel-drive vehicles only.

The beach parking lot will be at Baker Avenue and will be an attended lot. Daily parking will cost $10 with special event parking costing $20.

“Wildwood has a world-class beach,” the commissioner said. “We are continuing to make strides in offering even more amenities that will not only offer beach goers a world-class experience, but will produce new sources of sustainable income to help offset taxes. "We remain focused on not only making our beach fun but also making it profitable for our taxpayers.”


Today in the Wildwoods: Monday, June 26, 2017


Below is a quick rundown of events and activities in the Wildwoods today...

Morey's Piers Hours

Ocean Oasis Water Park: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Raging Waters Water Park: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Surfside Pier: 1 p.m. to midnight
Mariner's Pier: 1 p.m. to midnight
Adventure Pier: 4 p.m. to midnight


Today's Events

Cape Atlantic Irish Pipe Brigade Parade
Weeknight Boardwalk parades begin tonight when the Cape Atlantic Irish Pipe Brigade kicks off from 16th Avenue at 7:30 p.m., and heads south toward the Wildwoods Convention Center. For more info, call 609-523-1602 or visit www.DOOWW.com.

Yoga on the Beach

Beach yoga classes will be held this morning at 9 a.m. behind the Wildwoods Convention Center. Bring a beach towel or mat, and look for the yellow and black yoga flag; classes are $5 each. For more info, call 609-636-7184 or email charlalewis@live.com.

Youth For Christ Heatwave
Annual conference for hundreds of high school students from all over the northeast, continues today and runs through Thursday. Events held at the Wildwoods Convention Center and on the Wildwoods beaches. For more info, call 717-646-9900 or email gary@masondixonyfc.org.


Coming Up...

Tuesday, June 27

* Boardwalk Parade
* Doo Wop Back to the '50s Neon Night Tours
* Downtown Wildwood FREE Movie Night
* Wildwood Talent Showcase
* Youth For Christ Heatwave

Wednesday, June 28

* Duffy String Band on the Boardwalk
* Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series
* Wildwood Talent Showcase
* Yoga on the Beach
* Youth For Christ Heatwave

Thursday, June 29

* Anglesea Night Market
* Doo Wop Back to the '50s Neon Night Tours
* Philadelphia Mummers Parades
* Wildwood Talent Showcase
* Youth For Christ Heatwave

Friday, June 30

* Friday Night Fireworks on the Beach
* Sports Card, Toys, Comics & Collectibles Show
* Wildwood Talent Showcase
* Yoga on the Beach

Sunday, June 25, 2017

On Deck: Anglesea Night Market

The debut of the Anglesea Night Market in 2016 was so successful that two additional dates have been added to this year's slate.

The first of FOUR food truck festivals this summer will take place this Thursday, June 29, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. along Olde New Jersey Avenue in North Wildwood.

(The next three are set for July 13, July 27 and August 10 - all Thursdays.)

The Anglesea Night Market will feature a collection of award-winning food trucks, gourmet food vendors, high end crafters, live music, art, yoga and more.

For more information, call 609-318-4504 or visit www.AngleseaNightMarket.com.

Also, look for a special feature on the event this Tuesday here on Wildwood 365.

Fox Park Concert Series begins tonight with The Business


The Fox Park Amphitheater Concert Series kicks off this evening, featuring The Business at 7:30 p.m.

The Business is a "unique 11-piece Philadelphia-based cover band that has been dazzling audiences on national TV, concerts, weddings, parties and nightclubs, since 1987."

The band performs a wide range of popular hits from various artists and styles, including Pop, R&B, Oldies, Rock and Contemporary.

Fox Park is located on Ocean Avenue, between Burk & Montgomery Avenues (directly across from the Wildwoods Convention Center).

For more information on this and other Fox Park Concert Series shows, call 609-522-2444 or visit www.WildwoodNJ.com.

Today in the Wildwoods: Sunday, June 25, 2017


Below is a quick rundown of events and activities in the Wildwoods today...

Cape Express Beach Blast Soccer
The largest sand soccer tournament in the world wraps up today, with games on the beach between Poplar and Spencer Avenues from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. FREE to spectators. For more info, www.CapeExpress.com.

North Wildwood Italian-American Festival
A celebration of Italian-American culture, heritage and food, help along Olde New Jersey Avenue in North Wildwood. Featuring contests/games, vendors and continuous FREE live entertainment. The festival wraps up today, running from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more info,visit www.NorthWildwood.com or www.kofc2572.org.

2nd Annual Kona Board Swap
Kona Surf Co. brings together the local surfing community with this event at the Kona Bike & Board House (160 W. Rio Grande Avenue) from noon to 4 p.m. Featuring special guests, artists, food and live entertainment. For more info, check out the Board Swap's Facebook event page.

Fox Park Amphitheater Concert (featuring The Business)
The Fox Park Concert Series begins with a performance by The Business (Pop, R&B, Oldies, Rock and Contemporary) starting at 7 p.m. FREE to the public. Fox Park is located at Ocean & Burk Avenues, directly across from the Wildwoods Convention Center. For more info, visit www.WildwoodNJ.org.

Youth For Christ Heatwave
Annual conference for hundreds of high school students from all over the northeast begins today, and runs through Thursday. Events held at the Wildwoods Convention Center and on the Wildwoods beaches. For more info, call 717-646-9900 or email gary@masondixonyfc.org.


Coming Up...

Monday, June 26

* Cape Atlantic Irish Pipe Brigade Parade
* Yoga on the Beach
* Youth For Chris Heatwave

Tuesday, June 27

* Boardwalk Parade
* Doo Wop Back to the '50s Neon Night Tours
* Downtown Wildwood FREE Movie Night
* Wildwood Talent Showcase
* Youth For Christ Heatwave

Wednesday, June 28

* Duffy String Band on the Boardwalk
* Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series
* Wildwood Talent Showcase
* Yoga on the Beach
* Youth For Christ Heatwave

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Crest Summer Music Series kicks off tonight with Chatterband

The Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series gets underway this evening, when the Chatterband takes to the stage at Centennial Park at 7:30 p.m.

The Chatterband, a perennial area favorite, has been "Rockin' South Jersey and beyond, since 1980!"

The nine-piece band plays dance and party hits from the 1960s through today.

Centennial Park is located at Fern Road and Ocean Avenues.

For more information, call 609-523-0202.