Friday, October 18, 2019

Wildwood Crest Fall Beach Sweep, paper shredding service set for October 26th

PRESS RELEASE

WILDWOOD CREST  -  The Wildwood Crest Department of Public Works, in conjunction with Clean Ocean Action/NJ Clean Communities, will host a Fall Beach Sweep event on Saturday, October 26, from 9 am to 12:30 pm.

The Wildwood Crest Department of Public Works will also offer a paper shredding service at the Beach Sweep. An industrial-sized paper shredder will be available for borough residents at Centennial Park from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.

A 2019 Wildwood Crest Recycling Permit is required to use the paper shredder.

Volunteers of all ages are needed for the Fall Beach Sweep. Participants collect, remove and record valuable data about debris, which is presented in annual reports and used to advance federal, state and local programs to reduce litter on New Jersey beaches and waterways.

Volunteers should register in advance by sending an email to ssteiner@wildwoodcrest.org. Registration will also be taken on-site on the day of the event.

Volunteers should check in at Centennial Park, located at Fern Road and Ocean Avenue.

Volunteers should wear weather appropriate clothing. The Department of Public Works will provide supplies. The event will be held rain or shine

Participants who are members of the Wildwood Crest Adopt-A-Beach program will receive credit for one clean.

This Beach Sweep will be extremely helpful to the borough's already intensive efforts to keep its vast expanse of beach clean.

For further information about the Beach Sweep or the paper shredding service, contact the Wildwood Crest Department of Public Works at 609-522-7446.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Halloween Bingo coming to American Legion Post 184


PRESS RELEASE

WILDWOOD, NJ  -  Getting into the spirit of Halloween, American Legion Post 184 will host a Halloween-themed bingo party on Wednesday, October 30. The Legion will transform the hall with themed decorations and offer free cupcakes, candy and punch, along with many prizes.

All guests are welcome and encouraged to get into the spirit by wearing sweaters, accessories, full costumes and more. Players will be able to compete for best costume, best outfit and best group. Masks are permitted for judging but are not permitted during game play. Admission is $2 and board prices vary.

Prizes for the special event include a $50 Wawa gift card for each apparel category, five door prizes from the community selected by drawing, Halloween themed daubers for the first five players, and more.

Judging of costumes will take place at 7:30 pm, after admission and board sales. All participants in the costume contest must be admitted bingo players.

In addition to the free goodies and prizes, the kitchen will be open with entrees, snacks and beverages for purchase. Halloween daubers will be available to purchase at the event.

"We are excited to offer yet another fun event at Post 184," said Post Commander Harry Weimar. "Please come out and enjoy and consider returning for bingo in the future."

Post 184 encourages the community to come out for this special event, and hopes it will lead to long term bingo players. Each week, Bingo takes place at 7:30 pm on Wednesdays and features a progressive jackpot.

All details are available at legion184.org.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

FREE Halloween movie event in Downtown Wildwood set for Friday, October 25th


PRESS RELEASE

The Wildwood Business Improvement District (WBID) will host a FREE Halloween Event at Byrne Plaza on Friday, October 25.

Beginning at 5:30 pm, treat bags will be given to all children, 12 years old and younger. As soon as it gets dark enough (approx. 6 pm), Hotel Transylvania 2 will be shown.

Gather your friends and bring your chairs and blankets for a fun movie night under the starry skies in Downtown Wildwood!

Come early for dinner at one of our Downtown Wildwood restaurants. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase during the movie.

Byrne Plaza is located at 3400 Pacific Avenue in Downtown Wildwood. FREE parking is available behind the Deck at Holly Beach and Yellow Umbrella Gift Shop, on the east side of Pacific Avenue, between Oak and Schellenger Avenues, and behind Alumni Grill, on the west side of Pacific, between Oak and Wildwood Avenues.

There's always something to DOO in Downtown Wildwood!

See our complete schedule of events online at www.DOOWW.com and follow us on Facebook at Wildwood By The Sea.

Contact us at 609-523-1602 or via email at wildwoodbusinessdistrict@gmail.com.

Veterans and community work together to donate motorcycle to local Iraq veteran


Post 184 veteran Mike Kelly worked alongside Carol Jacoby to provide a 2005 Harley Sportster 1200 to Cape May County, two-tour Iraq veteran Ed Ross...


WILDWOOD, NJ - Post 184 is proud to honor member Michael Kelly for his recent charitable service to the community. Mike Kelly is a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, a member of Post 184, and Jr. Vice Director of VVA Chapter 955. On September 7th, Kelly organized a donation of a 2005 Harley Sportster 1200 with only 5,500 original miles to a local, young, veteran. 

The donation started with a friend of Kelly, Carol Jacoby. Jacoby had interest in giving her motorcycle away and having recently become a widow of 23 year veteran of the Marine Corps, she wished to provide the bike to another veteran. After hearing of such an amazing opportunity, Kelly worked with Jose “Ponch” Gomez, a K9 Officer with the Cape May County Sheriff's Department and a sergeant of the 253rd Trans Company based in Cape May Court House, to find the recipient for the bike. Ed Ross, also a sergeant of the 243rd Trans Company and a co-worker of Gomez, was selected for his brave service through two tours of Iraq.

Ross is from Cape May Courthouse and has been a resident of the county his entire life. As a teen, Ross enjoyed dirt bikes and has always had an interest in motorcycles. Kelly knew this veteran was the perfect recipient of Jacoby’s bike, and the group worked together to pull off the reveal. 

“When Carol mentioned she wanted to give her bike away I knew I could help,” said Kelly. “Just because I did not get welcomed home as a Vietnam veteran doesn’t mean the new guys can’t get welcomed home. Ed is a great guy and he was extremely happy and surprised to receive the bike.”

In addition to the help from Gomez, Kelly received support from VVA Chapter 955 member Deatle Piro, who loaned his trailer for transportation of the bike, and Vince Somma, an area mechanic who made repairs at no cost. American Legion Post 184 and Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 955 also donated a new battery.

On September 7th just before Post 184’s Pig Roast, Kelly introduced Jacoby to Ross and then presented him with the bike. Ross was beyond grateful, and shocked the community had pulled off such a great effort. As part of the unveiling, good friends of Kelly known as “Catfish” and “EZ” of the VNV Motorcycle Club took the ride down from Pennsylvania to show support.

“Ed was grateful for what we had done,” said Kelly. “I had even checked on him about three hours after the event and he was still in shock and awe over his new bike. We all hope he enjoys it.

American Legion Post 184 appreciates Kelly’s service to the community and country, and his act of kindness will be appreciated at the next membership meeting. “Veterans helping veterans” is a leading mission with the American Legion and Kelly exemplifies the qualities of a good member.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Wildwood Crest given strong financial rating by Moody's

PRESS RELEASE

WILDWOOD CREST – The Borough of Wildwood Crest has recently been issued an excellent Aa3 rating by Moody’s Investor Service in its most recent report of the borough’s finances, with respective to general refunding bonds and general bonds for 2019.

“This rating is a reflection of the borough commissioners’ commitment to conservative budgeting, as well as their efforts to maintain a strong fund balance, which are two important factors considered by the rating agencies,” said Wildwood Crest Chief Financial Officer Francine Springer.
“Due to the borough’s excellent Aa3 rating, the recent refunding issue for the GO Bond of 2009 and 2006 USDA loans yielded a low interest rate, which will result in a substantial savings to Wildwood Crest taxpayers.”
In the report issued August 28, Moody’s rated Wildwood Crest’s financial position as strong, with a moderately-sized tax base and solid resident wealth and income. 
“We appreciate the work done in this matter by all borough staff, who have continued to remain vigilant with respect to sound financial practices,” Wildwood Crest Mayor Don Cabrera said. “We especially commend the borough CFO, the borough commissioners and the entire staff of the borough’s finance department for their excellent management of the borough’s finances and their leadership and guidance in all of the borough’s financial matters.”
Moody’s Investors Service is the bond credit rating of Moody’s Corporation. It provides worldwide financial research on bonds issued by commercial and government entities. Moody’s is considered one of the “Big Three” credit rating agencies along with Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Group.

For more information, call 609-522-5176.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Wildwood Crest Community Health to host Wellness Lecture Series in October

PRESS RELEASE

WILDWOOD CREST  -  The Borough of Wildwood Crest Recreation Department and the Wildwood Crest Wellness Committee will host a free two-part lecture series on health and wellness in October.

This lecture series will feature presentations by health professionals and will be held at the Crest Pier Recreation Center on consecutive Wednesdays at 6 pm.

The first lecture is scheduled for Wednesday, October 16, and will feature Trish McMonagle, a certified health counselor and co-owner of Greet Street Market in Rio Grande.

She will speak on topics surrounding Holistic Health, including principles that produce healthy effects for the whole body, mind, spirit and environment; how a natural and holistic lifestyle can prevent disease and support healing; and why we should care about the broader impacts of lifestyle choices.

The second lecture is scheduled for Wednesday, October 23, and will feature Yvonne Wood, a licensed chiropractor and co-owner of Back To Health Chiropractic in Wildwood.

Topics include the role the spine plays in overall health, an overview of healthy lifestyle choices, where chiropractic fits into the big picture and proactive choices to living your best life.

Each lecture will include a question-and-answer session following the presentation by the guest speaker.

For further information, call Crest Pier Recreation Center at 609-523-0202.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Volunteers needed for Wildwood Crest Fall Beach Sweep - Saturday, October 26th

PRESS RELEASE


WILDWOOD CREST – The Wildwood Crest Department of Public Works, in conjunction with Clean Ocean Action/NJ Clean Communities, will host a Fall Beach Sweep event on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Volunteers of all ages are needed for the event. Participants collect, remove and record valuable data about debris, which is presented in annual reports and used to advance federal, state and local programs to reduce litter on New Jersey beaches and waterways. 

Volunteers should register in advance by sending an email to ssteiner@wildwoodcrest.org.

Registration will also be taken on site on the day of the event.  

Volunteers should check in at Centennial Park, located at Fern Road and Ocean Avenue. Volunteers should wear weather appropriate clothing. The Department of Public Works will provide supplies. The event will be held rain or shine.  

Participants who are members of the Wildwood Crest Adopt-A-Beach program will receive credit for one clean. 

This Beach Sweep will be extremely helpful to the borough’s already intensive efforts to keep its vast expanse of beaches clean.

For further information about the Beach Sweeps, contact the Wildwood Crest Department of Public Works at 609-522-7446.

Monday, September 30, 2019

The Race of Gentlemen returns this week with thrills, racing


Event kick off on Wednesday with Warsteiner Beach Party, followed by new Swap Meet and Car Show leading to Race Weekend...

PRESS RELEASE

WILDWOOD, NJ-The thrills of racing and the nostalgia of the early 1900’s return to the Wildwood beach this weekend with The Race of Gentlemen. Arriving for their annual event, TROG prepares for an expanded schedule of attractions and opportunities that kick off on Wednesday, October 2.

For years, The Race of Gentlemen has provided thrill seekers the experience of going back in time with two days of racing down the Wildwood beach. Cars from the early 20’s up to 1934 and motorcycles from up to 1947 will line up early Saturday morning and parade down to the beach pit area at Schellenger Avenue. Racing will kick off at 8 AM each day. Spectators interested in watching the parade before racing can catch a glimpse of the participants on Schellenger Avenue and the beach just before the event entry area.

This type of racing dates back to the early 1900’s when thrill seekers, including Henry Ford, would race down the beach in Cape May. There was no better place for event organizers to bring TROG than Wildwood for its large beach with long, straight runs and pristine sand. This year, event organizers made the decision to move to October to allow for an expanded weekend of events including a swap meet and car show. 

The Race of Gentlemen presents an event that is like walking into a time capsule; an event like no other. Canvas tents with wood frames dot the event area, racers are dressed to period, the music follows suit, and attractions inside fit the bill. Spectators visit from all over the world.

Advance tickets are suggested and all attendees with pre-purchased tickets will receive express entry into the event. Tickets are available at www.theraceofgentlemen.com.



SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, October 2nd
Warsteiner Beach Party, 6 PM-12 PM at PigDog at Morey’s Pier

THURSDAY, October 3rd
TROG Swap Meet at Fox Park featuring vintage motorcycle and car parts 10 AM-6 PM
TROG Car Show on Atlantic Avenue between the Starlux and Fox Park, 10 AM-6 PM

FRIDAY, October 4th
TROG Swap Meet and Car Show continues 10 AM-6 PM
Night Of The Troglodytes featuring the NOTT Chopper Show at the Binn’s Motel, 6 PM-1 AM

SATURDAY, October 5th
Race Day presented by Harley Davidson, 8 AM-4 PM at Schellenger Ave Beach,entry on Lincoln Ave
Customs by the Sea Car Show and NOTT Chopper Show simultaneously during racing just before the entrance at Lincoln

SUNDAY, October 6th-
Race Day Round 2, presented by Harley Davidson, 8 AM-4 PM
Post Party at the Starlux Motel starting at 6 PM

LIVE MUSIC

Sugar Tradition, The Coffin Daggers, Muck & The Mires, The Hall Monitors, Drew Nugent & The Midnight Society Trio, The Telltale Signs, Televisionaires, Bloodshot Bill, Black Flamingos, The Royal Pacifics, and DJ Davil Bat

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Morey's Piers opens Oktoberfest with ceremonial keg-tapping this Friday, September 20th


Morey's Piers will say "PROST!" with the its annual Oktoberfest festivities with a ceremonial keg-tapping this Friday, September 20.

The event will take place at 6 pm at the front of Mariner's Landing (Boardwalk & Schellenger Avenue), with a tappng of Warsteiner beer by lederhosen-clad members of the Morey family.

They will be joined by special guest Helmut Fricker, a German yodeler and alphorn player, who will perform authentic music during opening weekend.

Oktoberfest weekend festivities will include classic German-themed food and beverages at Wilhelm's Bier Garten and Jumbo's Grub & Pub, a kids "Rootbier Garten" activity area, and a full lineup of bands rocking the Coca-Cola Stage in front of the Giant Wheel.

Mariner's Pier will host four three-day Oktoberfest weekends: September 20-22, September 27-29, October 4-6 and October 11-13.

The pier will be open from 6 pm - 11 pm on Fridays; 12 pm - 11 pm on Saturdays; and 12 pm to 5 pm on Sundays.

For more information on Morey's Piers' Oktoberfest, visit www.moreyspiers.com/oktoberfest.

Monday, September 16, 2019

North Wildwood Police: 2019 Irish Fall Festival Information & Restrictions


OFFICIAL RELEASE

The North Wildwood Police Department would like to remind guests attending the Irish Fall Festival of the following restrictions from Friday, September 20 to Sunday, September 22.

The public is reminded that "If You See Something, Say Something."

To report suspicious activity, contact the North Wildwood Police Department at 609-522-2411 or notify a police officer on post in the festival area. If there is an emergency, call 9-1-1. Describe specifically what you observed, including: who or what you saw; when you saw it; where it occurred; and why it's suspicious.

Olde New Jersey Avenue from 2nd Avenue to Pine Avenue and surrounding side streets will be closed for the duration of the event. Expect road closures and detours in the area. Please be aware of pedestrians crossing the street and around the festival area.

- Backpacks and coolers are NOT permitted inside the festival area
- Guests are prohibited from bringing alcoholic beverages into the festival area
- Open display of alcoholic beverages outside the festival area is prohibited
- Alcoholic beverages are NOT permitted on the buses and trolleys

Trolley and bus service (3rd & New Jersey Avenues) along with taxi service (4th & New Jersey Avenues) will be available to and from the festival area.

Free angle parking for the festival will be set up on Anglesea Drive.

Festival attendees using Uber/Lyft are being asked to request pickups outside of the festival area. Uber/Lyft drivers will not be permitted to enter the areas next to the bars on Olde New Jersey Avenue and the side streets that are barricaded off.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Fireworks, live music, family entertainment highlight Wildwood Crest Seafarers Celebration - Saturday, September 21st


PRESS RELEASE

WILDWOOD CREST – Spectacular beachfront fireworks, a wide variety of terrific live music, enjoyable family entertainment and much more will highlight the FREE Wildwood Crest Seafarers Celebration, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21, from 9 am to 9:30 pm.

The Seafarers Celebration begins at 9 am with a massive street festival along the beautiful banks of Sunset Lake, located along New Jersey Avenue between Rambler Road and Miami Avenue. The event will feature scores of craft vendors, live music, delicious varieties of food and other free fun entertainment for the entire family.

The live music lineup includes performances by the Legacy Band (dance and party favorites), the Deck Band (pop, rock and dance hits) and the Star Band (Motown, Doo Wop, pop hits).

[See below for full live music schedule]

A performance by the Vahalla Pirates, magic shows, a live turtle exhibition, interactive games for children, roving street performers, children’s pie-eating contests, bounce houses, face painting and more also highlight Saturday’s Seafarers daytime activities lineup.

The daytime portion of the Seafarers Celebration at Sunset Lake concludes at 5 pm. The action then moves to Centennial Park, located at Fern Road and Ocean Avenue.

The Chatterband, one of the most popular dance/party bands in the Delaware Valley, will perform on the Centennial Park stage at 7:30 pm. The annual Seafarers beachfront fireworks show will go off from the beach at Fern Road at 9 pm. to conclude the day’s activities.

For more information about the Wildwood Crest Seafarers Celebration, log on to www.wildwoodcrest.org or call 609-523-0202.


2019 Seafarers Celebration Live Music Schedule 

Sunset Lake  (stage located at Miami & New Jersey avenues)

10:30 am  –  Star Band (oldies/pop/dance hits)
12:30 pm  –  Legacy Band (dance/party favorites)
2:30 pm  –  Deck Band (pop/rock/dance hits)

Centennial Park  (Fern Road & Ocean Avenue)

7:30 pm  –  The Chatterband (dance/party hits)

Monday, September 9, 2019

Major facelift, two-level dining coming to Boardwalk Mall in 2020


BIG changes and a major addition are coming to the Boardwalk Mall next year.

This evening, the Wildwood Planning Board unanimously approved Cap’n Jack’s to open a second location fronting the mall at Boardwalk & Garfield Avenue.

The new restaurant will feature a spacious dining room, overlooking the Boardwalk.

Capt’n Jack’s Island Grill opened at the base of the old Hunt’s Pier (Boardwalk & Juniper Avenue) in 2005, and expanded with a bar and dining area overlooking both the beach and Boardwalk last year.

Stay tuned for more info on what is sure to be one of the island’s most prominent developments in the months to come...

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

TODAY in the Wildwoods ~ Wednesday, August 28, 2019


A rundown of today's events and activities in the Wildwoods...

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First Light:   5:56 AM       Last Light:   8:05 PM
Sunrise:   6:24 AM            Sunset:   7:37 PM

Low Tide:   12:29 AM        High Tide:   6:45 AM
Low Tide:   12:32 PM         High Tide:   7:02 PM                        


Weather Outlook  -  National Weather Service


Morey's Piers Hours   -  Full Schedule

Ocean Oasis Water Park:  9:30 AM to 6 PM
Raging Waters Water Park:  9:30 AM to 6 PM

Mariner's Pier:  1 PM to 12 AM
Surfside Pier:  1 PM to 12 AM
Adventure Pier:  4 PM to 12 AM


Today's Events

Doo Wop Back to the 50's Neon Night Tours

Downtown Wildwood 5 Fabulous Days of Fitness in the Plaza

Duffy String Band Parade

Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series

Wildwoods Restaurant Week

Yoga on the Beach


Upcoming Events... 

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

TODAY in the Wildwoods ~ Tuesday, August 27, 2019


A rundown of today's events and activities in the Wildwoods...

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First Light:   5:55 AM       Last Light:   8:06 PM
Sunrise:   6:23 AM            Sunset:   7:39 PM

High Tide:   5:46 AM        Low Tide:   11:34 AM
High Tide:   6:05 PM         Low Tide:   12:29 PM                        


Weather Outlook  -  National Weather Service


Morey's Piers Hours   -  Full Schedule

Ocean Oasis Water Park:  9:30 AM to 6 PM
Raging Waters Water Park:  9:30 AM to 6 PM

Mariner's Pier:  1 PM to 12 AM
Surfside Pier:  1 PM to 12 AM
Adventure Pier:  4 PM to 12 AM


Today's Events

Boardwalk Parade

Doo Wop Back to the 50's Neon Night Tours

Downtown Wildwood 5 Fabulous Days of Fitness in the Plaza

Wildwoods Restaurant Week


Upcoming Events... 

Monday, August 26, 2019

TODAY in the Wildwoods ~ Monday, August 26, 2019


A rundown of today's events and activities in the Wildwoods...

Have a tip? Send it along to us at wildwood365@gmail.com!


First Light:   5:54 AM       Last Light:   8:08 PM
Sunrise:   6:22 AM            Sunset:   7:40 PM

High Tide:   4:40 AM        Low Tide:   10:34 AM
High Tide:   5:01 PM         Low Tide:   11:36 PM                        


Weather Outlook  -  National Weather Service


Morey's Piers Hours   -  Full Schedule

Ocean Oasis Water Park:  9:30 AM to 6 PM
Raging Waters Water Park:  9:30 AM to 6 PM

Mariner's Pier:  1 PM to 12 AM
Surfside Pier:  1 PM to 12 AM
Adventure Pier:  4 PM to 12 AM


Today's Events

Downtown Wildwood 5 Fabulous Days of Fitness in the Plaza

Wildwoods Restaurant Week

Yoga on the Beach


Upcoming Events...