Saturday, October 21, 2017

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Morey's Piers Hosts Hurricane Relief Fundraiser for Fellow Associates


Over $10,000 Raised!

The Wildwoods, NJ – October 12, 2017 – On Sunday, October 8th, Morey’s Piers associates hosted a Hurricane Relief fundraiser for their fellow Puerto Rican colleagues at Jumbo’s Restaurant on Mariner’s Pier.

Morey’s Piers hires approximately 140 employees from Puerto Rico and after learning about the devastating effects Hurricane Maria had on their country, their homes and their families living there, fellow co-workers wanted to jump into action and help.

Tickets for the fundraiser were sold in advance and at the door for $25 per person and included dinner and drinks.

“It was heartwarming to see so many of our co-workers come out and show their support,” said Denise Beckson, Director of Human Resources of Morey’s Piers. “It turned out to be quite a fun evening of love and laughter amongst our team members.”

The fundraiser raised $5,492 which Morey’s Piers matched for a grand total of $10,984. Along with hosting the benefit, the company also provided assistance in additional ways. Satellite telephones where purchased and sent with associates to Puerto Rico in the hopes that communication could be established with employees still trying to get in touch with their families.

Employee housing was also provided to associates who needed a place to stay under the current circumstances.

Maggie Warner, spokesperson for Morey’s Piers, reiterated Denise’s sentiments by stating, “It is wonderful to work for a company filled with so much compassion and kindness for each other. Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to our fellow associates and to all those affected by the recent hurricanes.”

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Sand from Wildwood and Wildwood Crest to be used in island-wide dune project

According to Shore News Today, as much as 500 feet of beach from Wildwood and Wildwood Crest will be used to replenish the storm-worn beaches of North Wildwood, while creating a dune system for the entire island.

The Army Corps of Engineers hopes to have the project completed by 2019.

The piece notes that North Wildwood once had the largest beach in New Jersey, but has lost an estimated 1,000 feet over the past decade after being battered by storm after storm.

North Wildwood's geographic situation has left it particularly vulnerable to nor'easters, as the now-seemingly persistent erosion at and around the 2nd Avenue jetty attests.

The seawall that begins at 2nd Avenue and wraps northwest along the contour of Hereford Inlet - officially named The AngleSea Walk - has provided protection over the past decade. Still, streets and property are now more susceptible to damage due to the diminishing beachfront.

North Wildwood Mayor Patrick Rosenello noted that the city will spend $2 million to extend the seawall from 2nd Avenue to a few blocks south, where erosion left the dunes in ruin (creating "cliffs" as high as 20 feet).

A two-block stretch of beach - between 3rd & 5th Avenues was closed for two days back in early August for maintenance.

The Army Corps' plan, as it stands, is to create and reinforce dunes in North Wildwood, create dunes in Wildwood, and reinforce and bring up to code existing dunes in the Crest.

The project is of concern to some officials in Wildwood, including Mayor Ernie Troiano, who successfully altered initial plans to take 900 to 1,000 feet away from the city's beaches. The project now calls for 400 to 500 feet of sand to be taken away, still a very significant amount.

The dunes in Wildwood will be 200 feet from the Boardwalk, with approximately 1,1000 feet of beach between the dunes and the ocean.

Troiano noted that the city may explore raising the beach behind the dunes to avoid pooling water after storms.

Wildwood generally does not face tidal flooding concerns, as flooding comes from the bay during major storms.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Downtown Wildwood hosting Halloween Movie Night & Treats, October 27th

A year filled with firsts for Pacific Avenue will feature yet another new event on Friday, October 27, with the Downtown Wildwood Halloween Movie Night & Treats.

"Hotel Transylvania" will begin when it gets dark (about 6 p.m.) at the Downtown Wildwood Farmer's Market lot - Pacific & Schellenger Avenues.

Admission is FREE (and plenty of free parking will be available).

Children 12 and under will receive free bags of treats beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Hot and cold drinks, popcorn and other snacks will be for sale on-site.

The following day, Saturday, October 28, the final Downtown Wildwood Fall Harvest Market of the year will take place at the same location.

For more information, call 609-523-1602 or visit