Tuesday, April 24, 2018

All traffic lights fully functional in Wildwood Crest May 1st


WILDWOOD CREST – The Borough of Wildwood Crest reminds its residents and visitors that all traffic lights throughout the borough are set to become fully functional for the summer season on Tuesday, May 1.

Motorists should take caution and be aware of this change.

All traffic lights in Wildwood Crest will remain fully functional through Sept. 30.

For more information, contact the Wildwood Crest Police Department at 609-522-2456.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Spring Boardwalk Classic Car Show ~ May 11-13


Wildwood Motor Events will host the Spring Boardwalk Classic Car Show in the Wildwoods beginning Friday, May 11 through Sunday, May 13. The weekend is set to include a variety of fun activities from start to finish that are sure to entertain the car lover in everyone.

Spectators will have the opportunity to view and admire an incredible collection of hundreds of classic and vintage cars and trucks displayed on the world-famous Wildwoods Boardwalk – rated one of the “Top 10 Boardwalks in America” – from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12.

Don’t miss the parade of beautiful cars and trucks as they cruise down the Boardwalk at 3 p.m. each day.

On Saturday evening at 5 p.m., a “Winner’s Circle” event will convene in front of the Wildwoods Convention Center in the turnaround circle. This will feature a display of the “Boardwalk Top 40” winners as well as the vote for overall “Best in Show.”

An awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 13 from 9-11 a.m. inside the Wildwoods Convention Center, where trophies and prizes will be presented to all of the weekend’s winners.

Admission for spectators is FREE. For additional information about this event or to register a car, please visit www.WildwoodMotorEvents.com or call 609-522-3644.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Tonight: Grand opening ceremony at The Inlet on Olde

The Inlet on Olde (formerly Westy's Pub), 101 E. Walnut Avenue in North Wildwood, will host a Grand Opening ribbon-cutting celebration tonight, starting at 4 pm.

The party will be hosted by the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce.

Live entertainment will continue all weekend.

The North Wildwood entertainment district's newest entry opened late last year, with a renovated interior and menu featuring a mix of old favorites and new items.

For more info, visit www.inletonolde.com.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

NJ Forest Fire Service urges public to exercise caution as wildfire season begins


TRENTON – As New Jersey heads into the spring forest fire season, the New Jersey Forest Fire Service is urging the public to be extra vigilant to help reduce the risk of wildfires.

Nearly all wildfires are caused by people, through accidents, carelessness, negligence and even arson. Reducing those risks is especially critical at this time of year, when weather conditions and other factors can increase wildfire risk.

“It is extremely important that the public understand that a moment of carelessness can cause a wildfire that puts lives and homes at risk,” said State Firewarden Gregory S. McLaughlin. “Although March was rainy and snowy, conditions change rapidly. This time of year, warmer and windy weather dries out forests quickly, which creates conditions more prone to rapid growth of a wildfire, particularly in the Pinelands.”

During spring, trees and bushes do not yet have full leaves, which allows more sun to reach the forest floor and dry out any fallen leaves and pine needles. This dry underbrush acts as kindling for wildfire growth.

To report a wildfire, call 9-1-1 or 1-877-WARN-DEP (1-877-927-6337).

The Pinelands ecosystem, which covers a large swath of southern New Jersey, is especially vulnerable to wildfires because its predominant tree and shrub species are particularly flammable. In addition, this region tends to dry out quickly after rainfall because of its porous and sandy soils.

Most wildfires, however, are preventable. But the New Jersey Forest Fire Service needs the public’s help to reduce the risk for wildfire statewide. Please follow these guidelines:

Morey's Piers Celebrates Mother's Day with a Tea-riffic Tea Party


The Wildwoods, NJ – April 18, 2018 – This Mother’s Day weekend Morey’s Piers invites the entire family for a seaside escape to honor mom. From hotel packages and a tea-riffic tea party at the beloved Tea Cups ride, families will find a variety of events and activities to make every mom feel special.

On Sunday, May 13, mothers visiting the classic shore side destination will ride free from 12 pm to 5 pm on Mariner’s and Surfside Piers. From 12 pm to 2 pm, families are invited to Mariner’s Pier to grab a seat in an oversized “English tea cup” and sip complimentary afternoon tea with an assortment of cookies, biscotti, and biscuits.

Kids can also decorate personalized sugar cookies for mom at the cookie decorating station located next to the Tea Cup ride. Tea and cookies are available while supplies last.

Live music, a balloon artist, and pop-up dance performances by Shorestop Dance Convention ambassadors are scheduled to take place throughout the day. The Parents Pavilion on Mariner’s Pier will be transformed into a photo area complete with signs and props for mom and the whole family to take pictures.

From 11 am to 3 pm, Jumbo’s Grub & Pub on Mariner’s Pier will serve up a special Mother’s Day brunch featuring pancakes, omelets, a breakfast burger and more. The restaurant will also be shaking up cocktails to toast mom including a classic Mimosa, Bloody Mary, Bloody Maria, and even a MANmosa for dads.

For dinner families can treat mom to a meal at Jersey Girl starting at 5 pm. The restaurant, located a block away from Mariner’s Pier, is under new management this season and will be rolling out a refreshed menu while offering the same Jersey Girl vibes.

Available May 11 through 13, The Pan American Hotel and Port Royal Hotel are offering family stay weekend packages that include a two-night stay for two adults and up to two children (in one room), one day admission to amusement rides at Morey’s Piers and one complimentary breakfast per person at the onsite restaurant.

Prices start at $395 per family at both hotels. Rooms subject to availability; price does not include hotel tax. To book at the Port Royal, guests must call 609-729-2000 and for the Pan American guests must call 609-522-6936 and request the Mother’s Day Weekend package.

For more information on Morey’s Piers, visit www.moreyspiers.com.

About Morey’s Piers

Wildwood Crest to launch updated website at April 25th commissioners meeting


WILDWOOD CREST – The Borough of Wildwood Crest is set to launch its updated website at the borough’s regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners on Wednesday, April 25, at 5:30 pm in the courtroom of Wildwood Crest Borough Hall at Sweetbriar Road and Pacific Avenue.

The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

The updated website, located at the same URL, www.wildwoodcrest.org, features a new, cleaner look; easy-to-navigate pages; improved graphics; detailed information on all borough departments and commissions; special events and tourism information; and much more.

The new website will also enable the public to register to receive email and/or text notifications of breaking news, weather and traffic alerts, special event information and more through the website.

Following the launch of the updated website, the borough’s tourism and special events website, www.visitwildwoodcrest.com, will no longer be in use. Information previously located on that website will now be found at the www.wildwoodcrest.org site.

Borough staff will have direct access to the updated website, allowing for frequent updates.

The updated borough website will go live to the public immediately following the meeting.

The updated site was created and designed by Square 1 Design, a website design, Internet marketing and web programming company located in Cape May County.

“We are looking forward to introducing and launching this exciting new website,” said Wildwood Crest mayor Don Cabrera. “A team of borough staff members has been working diligently with the staff of Square 1 Design for more than six months on this project to help create the most efficient, up-to-date and user-friendly website as possible.

And we’re very happy to be able to offer the public an opportunity to sign up for text and email alerts of pertinent news around Wildwood Crest.”

For more information, contact the Borough of Wildwood Crest at 609-522-5176.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Beach Bucket Cafe to debut on Boardwalk this weekend

Another new business for 2018, the Beach Bucket Cafe, will make its debut this weekend at 4318 Boardwalk, near the Wildwoods Convention Center.

A second, smaller location will take over the former Corny Island stand at Boardwalk Central (Cedar Avenue, next to Splash Zone Water Park) in the weeks to come.

Owner Annee Convile recently told Wildwood 365 that Beach Bucket Cafe will cater to families with a unique array of specialty items, and will be very pet friendly.

We will have much more info soon...

More than 100 participate in Wildwood Crest Wellness Weekend events

Wellness Walk: Approximately 75 people took part in the Wildwood Crest Wellness Weekend walk/fun run along the Wildwood Crest Bike Path on Saturday, April 14. (Wildwood Crest Recreation)


WILDWOOD CREST – More than 100 Borough of Wildwood Crest residents, visitors, employees and elected officials participated in the borough’s “Wellness Weekend” activities on Friday and Saturday, April 13-14.

Wellness Weekend was created as an introduction to the Wildwood Crest Mayor’s Wellness Campaign.

The event began Friday evening with a basketball game among borough employees at the Crest Pier Recreation Center. The Wildwood Crest Police Department team beat a team made up of recreation, public works and ambulance corps employees by one point in a contest that went down to the wire.

Wellness Employee Basketball Game: More than 20 Wildwood Crest employees participated in an employee basketball game Friday, April 13, at the Crest Pier Recreation Center as part of Wildwood Crest Wellness Weekend. (Wildwood Crest Recreation Center)

On Saturday morning, Mayor Don Cabrera, commissioners Joyce Gould and David Thompson and members of the borough’s newly-created nine-member Wellness Committee hosted a walk/fun run along the Wildwood Crest bike path. Approximately 75 people took part in the walk/fun run, which began at Scoop Taylor Park and traveled south to Rambler Road and back, with a stop at Centennial Park for a group photo.

Free long-sleeve T-shirts were distributed to all participants. Refreshments were served at the Crest Pier Recreation Center following the walk/fun run.

“It was a really fun weekend of events for everyone,” said Cabrera. “Wellness Weekend was a great way to kick off our Mayor’s Wellness Campaign. We look forward to creating many more programs, activities and initiatives that will help promote health and wellness in our community.”

For more information about the Wildwood Crest Mayor’s Wellness Campaign, contact Wellness Committee coordinator Nicholas Holland of the Wildwood Crest Recreation Department by phone at 609-523-0202 or via email at nholland@wildwoodcrest.org.

The Wildwood Crest Wellness Committee meets the first Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. at Wildwood Crest Borough Hall. The next meeting is scheduled for May 1. The public is welcome to attend and participate.

On Deck: Wildwoods Job Fair

The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce will host its Spring Job Fair this Wednesday, April 18, from 3:30 - 7 pm.

The fair will be held at the chamber's conference center, located at 3306 Pacific Avenue in Downtown Wildwood.

On-site interviews will be conducted with potential employers throughout the Wildwoods, representing industries including hospitality, banking, amusements, restaurants and more.

Dress to impress!

For more information, call 609-729-4000 or email info@gwcoc.org.

Monday, April 16, 2018

On Deck: Business at the Beach Expo

The annual Business at the Beach Expo will take place this Wednesday, April 18 at the Wildwoods Convention Center from 4 pm to 7 pm.

Two expo seminars will be held from 11 am to 12:30 pm and 3 pm to 4:30 pm.

The event will feature hundreds of products and services for local businesses with over 100 exhibitors. This is Cape May County's largest business networking event, bringing together potential suppliers and customers.

The Business at the Beach Expo is FREE to attend and open to the public. Free parking and complimentary refreshments will be provided, and guests will have a chance to win a variety of door prizes.

For more information, call 609-465-7181 or visit www.CapeMayCountyChamber.com/expo.

Friday, April 13, 2018

The Inlet on Olde to hold grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, April 20th


The public, press, and local officials are invited to attend the grand opening ribbon cutting celebration of The Inlet on Olde on Friday, April 20 at 4 pm.

The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce will host a traditional ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome the new business to the Wildwoods. The Inlet on Olde features an oceanfront deck and a brand-new menu.

The restaurant is under a new management team and they are looking forward to making The Inlet on Olde a fun and entertaining place for families, the community, and vacationers in the years to come.

Tracey DuFault, Executive Director of the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce, stated "It is awesome to see continued growth and development in the North Wildwood Entertainment district. We wish The Inlet on Olde nothing but success in their investment in our community."

Co-owner, Joe Affet, has been in the bar and restaurant business for over 40 years. An owner of multiple establishments in Philadelphia, Joe has made his establishments a family business with his son and grandchildren taking part in this new venture.

 Co-owner, Frank Lubisky Sr. and Cody Lubisky, have been a North Wildwood contractor and real estate investor residing and doing business for more than 25 years. He and his family are excited to continue their support in the development of North Wildwood.

Co-owner, Puri L. Garzone III, and family have been in North Wildwood since the 1960's. Puri has been in the restaurant business for 20 plus years and hopes to deliver a special experience to all guests.

The Inlet on Olde is open seven days a week, serving lunch and dinner. Current operating hours are 11 am to 12 am, Sunday through Thursday, and 11 am to 3 am, Friday and Saturday.

Updated hours will begin on May 19.

The Inlet on Olde will have a full entertainment schedule as well as breakfast on weekends starting in May, then breakfast seven days a week starting in July. A new menu will be launched May 19th, 2018 to kick off the opening of the specious oceanfront deck. They can be reached at 609.600.2799.

Join the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce for The Inlet on Olde's grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, April 20 at 4 pm at 101 East Walnut Avenue, North Wildwood, NJ 08260. Call 609-729-4000 for more information

Online registration opens for Crest 5K Beach Run (August 4th)

Online registration is now open for the annual Wildwood Crest 5K Beach Run, which will take place on Saturday, August 4.

Sign up HERE.

The event, which will start and finish at the Wildwood Crest Beach Pier at Heather Road, will also feature an untimed one-mile walk/fun run.

An afterparty with awards and door prizes will take place at the Crest Pier Recreation Center immediately after the race.

For more information, call 609-523-0202.

Tournament of Bands Indoor Championships ~ May 3-6


The National Judges Association Tournament of Bands Atlantic Coast Indoor Championships will be held at the Wildwoods Convention Center Thursday, May 3 through Sunday, May 6.

The Tournament of Bands will feature performers ranging from middle school through college level and encompass marching bands, indoor guard, majorette, percussion and dance teams – as well as jazz bands.

Over 220 competitive scholastic and independent units from nine states in the mid-Atlantic region will compete in the four-day competition.

A variety of unique styles are incorporated into each performance, which get more creative every year. All classes will be judged on: Quality of Sound, Balance/Blend, Interpretation, Musicality, Rhythm, Solos/Improvisation and Repertoire. Gold, Silver and Bronze awards will be presented to the winners of each group in each class.

The Tournament of Bands is one of the largest educational competitive band organizations in the country. Founded in 1972 by the National Judges Association, it has grown to more than 400 active school and independent organizations. As part of their commitment to education, scholarships totaling more than $100,000 have been awarded to graduating senior students to attend colleges and universities throughout the United States.

The event hours are Thursday, May 3 from 9 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.; Friday, May 4 from 8 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.; Saturday, May 5 from 8 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.; and Sunday, May 6 from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

For additional information or to purchase tickets, call 609-849-8553 or visit www.njatob.org.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Atlantic Electric to conduct work to improve service reliability in Crest


WILDWOOD CREST – Atlantic City Electric is scheduled to begin work in Wildwood Crest this month to improve service reliability for nearly 7,000 of its customers in the borough, according to a letter from the company to borough residents.

The letter states that the work is part of ongoing efforts to modernize the local energy grid and enhance electric service for Atlantic City Electric customers.

The work, scheduled to be completed by the end of May, includes the replacement of 15 wood utility poles in various locations throughout Wildwood Crest. Atlantic City Electric will also be installing nine new advanced devices called reclosers, which can automatically reduce the numbers of customers impacted in the event of an outage.

To ensure the safety of residents, visitors and those traveling through Wildwood Crest, Atlantic City Electric’s contractor, Riggs Distler, will work closely with the Wildwood Crest Police Department for any necessary traffic control and lane and road closures while work is being completed.

For additional information, contact Atlantic City Electric external affairs manager Ronnie Town via phone at (609) 463-3805 or via email at veronica.town@atlanticcityelectric.com.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Spirit Brands Cheerleading Championships ~ April 21 & 22


Spirit Brands will again host a two-day cheerleading competition at the Wildwoods Convention Center on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22.

The ECC Cheer Shore Show Down will take place on Saturday and the Beast of the East Cheerleading Competition will take place on Sunday.

This entertaining and exciting event will include recreation, high school, college, open and all-star divisions.

All teams will compete on a 54’ by 42’ spring floor trying to impress the crowd and win the judges’ vote. All performances will be choreographed to music and sound effects, and winning teams will be awarded prizes.

Competitions will be held 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily. An admission fee will be charged at the door the day of the event.

For additional information on Spirit Brand events, call 866-52-CHEER or visit www.SpiritBrands.org.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.