Wednesday, February 26, 2020

North Wildwood Mayor Rosenello launches official Facebook page


North Wildwood Mayor Patrick Rosenello has launched an official Facebook page:


“It is an honor to serve as the Mayor of the City of North Wildwood,” his initial post began. “Since moving to North Wildwood as a four year old child in 1977, I have had the opportunity to explore our beaches and back bays, experience the excitement of our boardwalk and entertainment districts and most importantly get to know thousands of our residents, second home owners and visitors.  

“I have established this FB page to provide an additional venue for our residents, property owners and visitors to interact with our Municipal Government. For most people, the investment that they have in their primary or second home or business here in North Wildwood represents the largest asset they own. I take the responsibility of overseeing the safety, security and growth of that asset very seriously.  

“Most importantly, however, I take pride in the people who make up this community, whether they are full time residents, part time residents, visitors or City employees. Together, we are ultimately what makes North Wildwood a special place.”

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

With Boardwalk repairs confirmed, Tram Cars will again travel end-to-end in 2020


Funding for structural repairs to the Boardwalk have been secured, ensuring that end-to-end Sightseer Tram Car service will resume this year.

In coordination with the City of Wildwood and the Greater Wildwood Tourism Improvement & Development Authority (GWTIDA), the Wildwoods Boardwalk Special Improvement District (WBID) announced this morning that approximately $320,000 has been allocated to rehab a three-block section of the promenade between Rio Grande and Burk Avenues.

The area was open to pedestrian traffic only toward the end of the 2019 season, with the Tram Cars' southern service terminating at the Wildwoods Convention Center.

Work is scheduled to begin in early March and will take approximately one month to complete, plenty of time before the 2020 season kicks into gear.

Earlier this year, WBID announced that the Tram Cars' one-way fare was increasing from $3.50 to $4.00 for the coming season, citing the recent increase in the NJ State Minimum Wage.

For more information and updates on the Sightseer Tram Cars, visit www.dooww.com/tramcar.




Monday, February 24, 2020

Fallen Hero Polar Plunge once again tops 1,000 participants

Courtesy of North Wildwood Recreation & Tourism

For the second straight year, the Fallen Hero Polar Plunge topped 1,000 participants, in the process raising big money for several great causes.

The 12th annual version of the event was held this past Saturday, February 22, on the beach at 16th Avenue in North Wildwood.

According to Dennis Dool of North Wildwood Recreation & Tourism, 1,200 costumed and colorful plungers stormed the ocean, raising an estimated total of $80,000 - $85,000 to benefit the Philadelphia Fallen Hereos Fund, MRSA Awareness and local scholarships.

Held every February, the Fallen Hero Polar Plunge is dedicated to the memory of law enforcement heroes who lost their lives in the line of duty.

Conditions were unseasonably mild, taking nothing away from those who braved the elements - we're still talking February at the seashore here. Our unofficial observations at 11 am, the time of the plunge, had sunny conditions with a light 12 mph wind out of the west. The air temperature was 42 degrees and the water temp also at about 42 degrees.

Check out photos and video of the festivities, courtesy of North Wildwood Recreation & Tourism; also, follow the Fallen Hero Polar Plunge on Facebook for additional updates.

It was announced that next year's event will take place on Saturday, February 27.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Wildwoods Spring Bridal Expo set for Sunday, March 15


ATTENTION, Brides-to-Be:

South Jersey's largest FREE bridal event returns to the Wildwoods Convention Center on Sunday, March 15.

The Wildwoods Spring Bridal Expo features everything needed to plan the perfect wedding, including wedding venues, wedding planners, photographers, videographers, caterers, bakeries, florists, salons and spas, wedding announcements, transportation companies, DJ's and musical entertainment, bridal fashions and more.

Brides can also take part in fun contests to win free door prizes and will also have a chance to win a romantic getaway!

The event will run from noon to 4 pm.

To register, click HERE.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Family Fun Night & Bonfire set for Friday, April 10


The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce will once again host a Family Fun Night & Bonfire fundraiser on Friday, April 10, on the beach at Rio Grande Avenue.

The event will be held from 7 - 10 pm. Bring a beach blanket or chair and enjoy a night of fun activities under the stars.

(Rain/wind date is Saturday, April 11.)

The event will feature music, a family game garden (including cornhole, ladder ball, checkers, Jenga and Connect Four) and a giant bonfire. S'mores pits and food & snack stations will be available for an additional fee.

Admission is $10 per person (12 years and older) and $5 for kids (11 and younger). Tickets can be purchased in advance at 609-729-4000, online or at the entrance to the event (cash only).

All proceeds will benefit the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce Mission Statement in support of the betterment of the Wildwoods.

For more information, call 609-729-4000 or visit www.Wildwoods.com.

For additional updates and discussion, check out the event's official Facebook page.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Little Nicky’s Pizza to return after one-year absence


Little Nicky’s, the popular pizzeria at 17th & Boardwalk, will re-open this spring after sitting dormant for the 2019 season.

A soft opening with limited menu is planned for Easter Weekend (April 10-12).

In the meantime, Little Nicky’s is looking to hire experienced pizza makers and line cooks, available weekends beginning Easter Weekend and into the heart of the summer season.

Resumes with references can be emailed to egaldo8669@gmail.com (serious inquires only).

Little Nicky’s was opened by the Klug family in 1978, along with neighboring Pompeo’s Restaurant. Both establishments were sold to 1610 Boardwalk LLC after the 2018 season.

There are presently no plans for Pompeo’s, which is available for lease.



Monday, February 17, 2020

Morey's Pier's Easter Celebration set for April 11 & 12; Spring Sale begins March 30

~ Annual Easter Weekend Celebration includes Brunch Buffet, Strolling Entertainment and Hotel Stay Packages ~

~ Spring Sale Starts March 30th ~

PRESS RELEASE

The Wildwoods, NJ – Morey's Piers, located on the Boardwalk of the Wildwoods, NJ, launches another season of festivities and events starting with the grand re-opening of Mariner's Pier from noon to 6 pm on Saturday, April 11.

On Sunday, April 12, Morey's Piers hosts its annual Easter celebrations at Mariner's Pier from noon to 6 pm.

Easter Weekend kicks off with an Easter Bunny Brunch Buffet at Jumbo's Grub & Pub. Reservations for Brunch can be made for Saturday, April 11 and/or Sunday, April 12. Breakfast is $22.99 for adults; $16.99 for kids 10 and under; children three and younger eat for FREE. Prices do not include applicable tax or gratuity.

Reservations for breakfast start at 8:30 am and items include specialty eggs, pancakes, home fries, mini bagels, smoked salmon, assorted donuts and more. Carafes of Bloody Mary's and mimosas will be available for purchase.

Limited availability; must purchase online and in advance: www.moreyspiers.com/easter.

At noon, children 12 year of age and younger can pick an Easter egg for a chance to win an assortment of fun prizes ranging from stuffed animals and Curley's Fries buckets to one-day pier passes and water park passes. Two lucky participants will win the grand prize of a Morey's Piers 2020 Wild Pass, which offers one ride writstband per day valid for rides on all three piers and all-day access to both beachfront water parks; value is $400 per pass.

From noon to 4 pm, pictures with the Easter Bunny will take place on the Coca-Cola Stage, located in front of the Giant Wheel. Celebrations continue from 1 pm to 4 pm, with strolling entertainment and balloon artists.

Morey Hotels & Resorts' "Bunny Hop Doo-Wop" package, availabel on April 11, offers families an Easter Weekend at the shore. The overnight package includes:

  • One-night accomodations at The Starlux or Blue Palms Resort
  • Two ride writstbands valid for two days (Saturday & Sunday); additional writstbands can be purchased at the hotel for $25, plux tax
  • Two game vouchers each valid for one free game at select stands on Mariner's Pier
  • 15 percent off Food & Beverage on Mariner's Pier. Discount excludes alcohol.

A standard king room starts at $129 per night at the Blue Palms Resort; double rooms at the Boardwalk Bungalow at the Blue Palms Resort start at $149 per night based on double occupancy. A standard room at The Starlux starts at $159 per night. Rooms are subject to availability; price does not include hotel tax.

To book the "Bunny Hop Doo-Wop" package, visit www.moreyspiers.com/easter and use the code EASTER when booking.


Morey's Piers Annual Spring Sale

Available online from March 30 through April 17, the sale offers savings up to 35% on season passes, ride and water park passes and ticket cards. The Amusement Ride 10 Pack includes 10 individual all-day pier passes for $485 plus tax and the Water Park 10 Pack includes 10 individual all-day water park passes for $315.

For $325 plus tax, the signature Wild Pass offers one ride wristband per day valid for rides on all three piers and all-day access to both beachfront water parks: Ocean Oasis Water Park and Beach Club and Raging Waters Water Park. Additional Wild Pass savings are available for age groups including children (under 49" tall), seniors and others.

More spring savings bundles can be found at www.moreyspiers.com. Starting March 30, purchases can be made by phone at 1-866-MOREYS1 (phone lines open daily from 9 am to 7 pm), or in-person at Mariner's Pier Guest Services, located at Schellenger Avenue and the Boardwalk, Wildwood, daily from 11 am to 4 pm.



About Morey’s Piers


Morey’s Piers, located on the boardwalk in the Wildwoods, New Jersey is a classic seaside amusement park, family owned and operated since 1969. Voted Amusement Park of the Year by Amusement Today and #1 Best Beach Boardwalk by Family Vacation Critic Morey’s Piers has over 100 rides and attractions spanning over eighteen acres along six beach blocks and includes three amusement piers and two beachfront water parks. Convenient to the major population centers of the Northeast, yet a world apart, Morey’s Piers along with Morey Hotels & Resorts combines the pure joy of an amusement park, the sights and sounds of a classic boardwalk, outstanding accommodations, together with the rhythm of beach life. Visit them at Surfside Pier, featuring the Ocean Oasis Water Park and Beach Club at 25th Avenue, Mariner’s Landing Pier, featuring Raging Waters Water Park at Schellenger Avenue, and Adventure Pier at Spencer Avenue. For more information, visit www.moreyspiers.com or phone (609) 522-3900 or like us on Facebook. You can also follow us on Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

On Deck: Fallen Hero Polar Bear Plunge


One of the biggest events of the winter takes place this Saturday, February 22, when the 12th Annual Fallen Hero Polar Bear Plunge returns to North Wildwood.

The event honors and raises funds for families of police officers lost in the line of duty, through the Philadelphia Police Fallen Heroes Fund, MRSA Awareness and local scholarships.

Registration fee is $35 in advance, $40 on the day of the plunge.

Fee also includes access to the post party event at Keenan's Irish Pub, featuring Corner Boys & Co., Jamison CR, Juliano Brothers and Mike & Callie.

On-site registration at 15th Street Beach (North Wildwood Beach Patrol HQ) begins at 8:45 am. The plunge begins promptly at 11 am.

Prizes for best costumes will be awarded in team and individual categories.

For additional information and to register, call 215-990-8689 or visit www.FallenHeroPlunge.com.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Happy Sam’s Pizza Day 2020!

LOVE is in the air... or maybe that’s pepperoni!

Valentine’s Day is a fitting occasion to celebrate the kickoff of Opening Weekend 2020 at Sam’s Pizza Palace.

The tradition begins anew at 10:30 am this morning, when the beloved pizzeria at 26th & Boardwalk opens its doors for its 64th season.

Opening Weekend hours are as follows:

Friday:  10:30 am to 7 pm
Saturday:  10:30 am to 6 pm
Sunday:  10:30 am to 5 pm

(This weekend, Sam’s is offering special edition Valentine’s Day-themed t-shirts for $10 - pictured here. Quantities are limited and shirts are available in-store only.)

Big crowds are expected throughout the weekend, as has become the norm in recent years. 

Fortunately, the forecast looks good over the next few days - seasonable cold but sunny and dry.

Sam’s will join neighboring Gateway 26, Rapunzel’s (22nd Avenue) and the Original Fudge Kitchen (Roberts Avenue) and, surely, a few other businesses, as the Boardwalk slowly begins its annual reawakening.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Downtown Wildwood announces Summer of 2020 Arts & Music Series


PRESS RELEASE

The Wildwood Business Improvement District (WBID) will host Arts & Music Events on eight consecutive Friday nights this summer at Byrne Plaza, at 3400 Pacific Avenue in Downtown Wildwood.

The Friday Night Arts & Music Series will include two free concerts by the Cape Shore Jazz Orchestra, with 17 musicians and two singers, and two free concerts by the 25+ member John Walter Community Band.

The remaining four Friday nights will be Sip, Shop & Stroll events that will feature local artists displaying and selling their creations. Terra Nonno Winery of Cumberland, County, NJ will offer tastings and sell bottles of their exceptional quality wines. Some light fare food will be sold all of the local restaurants will be open for visitors to take out and picnic in the Plaza.

Live acoustic music will add a nice touch and encourage folks to hang around and spend the evening under the stars in Downtown Wildwood!

Art vendors interested in participating should contact Joanne Messer via email at joanne.boardwalk@gmail.com.

Downtown Wildwood Friday Nights 2020 Arts & Music Schedule:

July 17  -  Sip, Shop & Stroll (6 - 9 pm)
July 24  -  Cape Shore Jazz Orchestra (7 - 9 pm)
July 31  -  John Walter Community Band (7 - 9 pm)
August 7  -  Sip, Shop & Stroll (6 - 9 pm)
August 14  - Sip, Shop & Stroll (6 - 9 pm)
August 21  -  John Walter Community Band (7 - 9 pm)
August 28  -  Cape Shore Jazz Orchestra (7 - 9 pm)
September 4 -  Sip, Shop & Stroll (6 - 9 pm)

Limited seating will be available at the Sip, Shop & Strolls, so bring your blankets and chairs, pick up a picnic, and spend the night at Byrne Plaza!

Find the complete schedule, as well as a listing of local hotels, restaurants, bars and shops, online at www.DOOWW.com and on Facebook at Wildwood By The Sea.

Come early and stay late - There's always something to DOO in Downtown Wildwood!

Friday, February 7, 2020

Barefoot Country Music Fest Artist Announcement: Filmore


The Barefoot Country Music Fest is revealing a new performing artist every morning this week. Previously, it was announced that the three-day festival would be headlined by industry megastars Carrie Underwood and Blake Shelton, along with Dan + Shay. This week, Billy CurringtonJimmie AllenColt Ford and High Valley were added to the lineup. We will update with each artist announcement.

It's going to get 'W.I.L.D.' in Wildwood this June!

Rising singer/songwriter Filmore is the latest addition to the Barefoot Country Music Fest lineup. The Nashville-based artist created a buzz in early 2018 with the release of 'Slower,' a banjo-led summer jam that almost feels tailor-made for the festival's beach setting.

He followed that up with a series of hit singles, including 'Love That About You,' 'Heart's Having a Hard Time' and 'Livin Easy.'

Filmore's unique style blends pop and electronic elements with traditional country music songwriting. He has continued to raise his profile and hone his engaging showmanship by touring alongside BCMF headliners Carrie Underwood and Dan + Shay, in addition to Sam Hunt, Russell Dickerson, Brett Young, Jon Pardi, Michael Ray, Chase Rice and others.

For more information on Filmore, visit his official website at www.filmoremusic.com.

The inaugural Barefoot Country Music Fest will feature over 30 of the industry's "hottest acts and rising stars," performing on three stages on the Wildwood Beach from Friday, June 19 to Saturday, June 21.

Additional information and tickets (with payment options available) can be found at www.BCMFest.com.





Thursday, February 6, 2020

Barefoot Country Music Fest Artist Announcement: High Valley


The Barefoot Country Music Fest is revealing a new performing artist every morning this week. Previously, it was announced that the three-day festival would be headlined by industry megastars Carrie Underwood and Blake Shelton, along with Dan + Shay. So far this week, Billy CurringtonJimmie Allen and Colt Ford have been added to the lineup. We will update with each artist announcement.

The Canadian brother tandem High Valley will look to spread its uniquely positive vibes from the Great White North to the Jersey Shore as part of the inaugural Barefoot Country Music Fest.

Brad and Curtis Rempel hail from Blumenort, Alberta, a tiny community near the hamlet of La Crete, nearly 3,000 miles (or a straight two-day drive) from the Wildwoods.

Over the first half of the previous decade, the Rempels established themselves on the country charts in Canada, with hits like 'Country Line,' 'Make You Mine' (featuring Ricky Skaggs), 'She's With Me,' and 'Come on Down.'

In October 2015, High Valley signed with Atlantic Records Nashville. Shortly after, 'Make You Mine' was released to United States country radio, debuting at number 59 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart.

The duo continued to make inroads with U.S. audiences when 'She's With Me' was released in the States in April 2017, entering the Billboard Hot 100 at number 96 and climbing to 79.

High Valley's latest single, 'Single Man,' reached number 2 on the Canadian charts and awaits release in the U.S. It followed a string of hits including 'I Be U Be,' 'Dear Life' and 'Young Forever.'

For more information on High Valley, visit the official website at www.highvalleymusic.com.

The inaugural Barefoot Country Music Fest will feature over 30 of the industry's "hottest acts and rising stars," performing on three stages on the Wildwood Beach from Friday, June 19 to Saturday, June 21.

Additional information and tickets (with payment options available) can be found at www.BCMFest.com.




Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Barefoot Country Music Fest Artist Announcement: Colt Ford


The Barefoot Country Music Fest is revealing a new performing artist every morning this week. Previously, it was announced that the three-day festival would be headlined by industry megastars Carrie Underwood and Blake Shelton, along with Dan + Shay. So far this week, Billy Currington and Jimmie Allen have been added to the lineup. We will update with each artist announcement.

Singer. Songwriter. Rapper. Entrepreneur.

Colt Ford has worn and continues to wear many hats. He was even a professional golfer for a time.

The self-described "Mr. Goodtime" is the latest artist added to the Barefoot Country Music Fest, where he will bring his unique blend of "country rap" to the Wildwoods for the first time.

According to his official website, Ford styles himself as "country's preeminent independent maverick." With over 3 million album sales, over 1 billion streams and millions of ardent followers on social media, it's hard to argue that claim.

Ford is also the co-founder of co-owner of Average Joe Entertainment, through which he has produced all seven of his albums (with another on the way this year).

Since releasing his debut album, Ride the Country, in 2008, Ford has appeared six times on Hot Country Songs charts and has collaborated with some of the industry's biggest names, including Toby Keith, Brad Paisley and Keith Urban.

Ford's latest album, We The People, Volume 1, was released in 2019. It is described on his website as "a soundtrack for positivity and living life to the fullest for these times." We The People, Volume 2 will be out later this year.

For more information on Colt Ford, visit his official website at www.coltfordcom.

The inaugural Barefoot Country Music Fest will feature over 30 of the industry's "hottest acts and rising stars," performing on three stages on the Wildwood Beach from Friday, June 19 to Saturday, June 21.

Additional information and tickets (with payment options available) can be found at www.BCMFest.com.




Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Barefoot Country Music Fest Artist Announcement: Jimmie Allen


The Barefoot Country Music Fest is revealing a new performing artist every morning this week. Previously, it was announced that the three-day festival would be headlined by industry megastars Carrie Underwood and Blake Shelton, along with Dan + Shay. Yesterday (Monday), Billy Currington was added to the lineup. We will update with each artist announcement.

In addition to featuring some of the industry's biggest names, the Barefoot Country Music Fest promises to be a showcase for a roster of rising stars.

Jimmie Allen fits that bill perfectly.

After a decade of toiling on the Nashville scene, Allen arrived with the release of Mercury Lane in October 2018. His first official single, 'Best Shot,' quickly found its way onto the Hot Country Songs, Country Airplay and Billboard Hot 100 charts, and was made into a music video.

A second single, 'Make Me Want To,' was released last year. The album also featured a cover of Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's 'Shallow' (a duet with Abby Anderson), which was nominated for Breakthrough Video of the Year at the 2019 CMT Music Awards.

For more information on Jimmie Allen, visit the official website at www.jimmieallenmusic.com.

The inaugural Barefoot Country Music Fest will feature over 30 of the industry's "hottest acts and rising stars," performing on three stages on the Wildwood Beach from Friday, June 19 to Saturday, June 21.

Additional information and tickets (with payment options available) can be found at www.BCMFest.com.




Monday, February 3, 2020

Billy Currington added to Barefoot Country Music Fest


Chart-topper Billy Currington has been added to the inaugural Barefoot Country Music Fest, the first of five artist announcements this week.

The Savannah, George native will join headliners Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton and Dan + Shay at the three-day festival, set to take over the Wildwood Beach from Friday, June 19 to Sunday, June 21.

Currington has produced 18 singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts, including 11 number one hits.

Check out Billboard's picks of the 10 Best Billy Currington Songs

Stay tuned for the next artist announcement tomorrow!