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LivingLBI July 2013

Post Card from the Past “Easy Ways to Rebuild Green”

Silence is Golden

Where is your Waterline?


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At the age of five, Lee Fricke’s mother gave her a new set of crayons and a yellow lined noteboook. She used them to illustrate her favorite story, Goldilocks and the Three Bears. She has been drawing and painting ever since. Fricke has a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from Montclair State University. She has taught art in public schools in Oregon, New York, and New Jersey. She was also on staff at the Old Church Cultural Center in Demarest for five years. Since relocating to Little Egg Harbor, Ms. Fricke has become active in Pine Shores Art Association, where she teaches classes in watercolor, drawing and pen and ink. After experimenting with pastels, oils, weaving, and ceramics, Fricke has focused on watercolors. She has studied with expert watercolorists, including Carl Schmaltz, Betty Lou Schlemn, Tony Van Hasselt, Judi Betts, Jane Lux, and James McFarlane. As a member of several art associations, she has participated in many shows and exhibits and has won more than 40 awards, including the Grumbacher Gold Medallion. She has earned first place in watercolors at the Ocean County Senior Citizens Exhibit three times. Locally, she is represented at the North End Trilogy in Barnegat Light. “I often look to nature for inspiration, trying to capture the feeling or spirit of a scene. Sometimes I allow the colors and patterns that flow onto the paper to tell me what to paint. Imagination and memory take over. These are my most satisfying pictures of all.” Lee Fricke 32 My Way Little Egg Harbor NJ 0 8087 Lee’s work can be seen at North End Trilogy, Barnegat Light.

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It’s a Beach Day

PG 9 Manëtu and the Fireflies

PG 10 Silence is Golden PG 12 Why do we love rides? PG 18

Post Card from the Past

PG 20 “Easy Ways to Rebuild Green”

PG 28 Beginning Again, Anew

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What Lies Beneath

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Manëtu is an impish spirit who lives in a discarded milk bottle at the bottom of Barnegat Bay. Several centuries ago a Lenape Indian medicine man brought Manëtu into his world to provide some enjoyment to Indian children who had a very hard life. Manëtu, being composed of pure energy was invisible except for a tiny bluish-green flicker of light that was easier to see in darkness. He could, however, take many physical forms.

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It’s a Beach Day

Blue sky, blazing sun, soft sand and freezing cold water! Yep, it’s a beach day. Set up the perfect spot for family and friends to spend the day just resting. Even at home we don’t rest like this. At home we think about what we have to do and plan our week. We think about how we are going to pay the bills and buy the stuff we just can’t live without. We plan dinners and wash clothes and clean the house. At the beach, we just relax. Covered in sunshine our skin warms. Even under the umbrella we feel the sun. Reflections bouncing off the waves blind us. We have no choice but to shut our eyes. Sea salt freshens the air. In the middle of a vortex of wind and sound, we breathe in summer. We taste the salt on our lips and feel it build on our skin. We gasp as the first wave touches our feet. Brrr it is so cold but soon we adjust and we take another step closer. Soon we are alone in a sea of dreams. Beneath the water we swim with excitement in the varying shades of green. Waves rumble above us! Soaking wet we collapse in our beach chair. We are exhausted from fun. We must sit and relax. -Article and photo by Lisa Ball

Soon the children named him AManëtu,@ the Indian word for Aspirit,@ and they played with him all day long. Manëtu became famous for the tricks he constantly played on the Indian children. Eventually, the mothers complained to the medicine man that the children were not seeing to their chores and were not learning the skills they would need to survive in those very harsh times. Sadly, the medicine man realized that Manëtu had to go, so he sealed him in a magic oyster shell that he threw into Barnegat Bay. The shell became buried in the sand, and centuries passed before it disintegrated and Manëtu was released into the 21st century. Manëtu quickly learned about modern times and used the milk bottle he had found on the bay floor to rest and provide a place of solitude. During summers he emerged to play tricks on the children who vacationed on Long Beach Island. It was getting late one evening in July, and many of the children had retired to their homes. Manëtu was feeling very lonely. Then, as he flew above Barnegat Bay, he noticed miniature flashes of light coming from the shores of the Mainland. Flying closer to explore them, a rush of excitement overcame him! Could it be that these were creatures just like himself? It would be wonderful to have playmates of his own kind who could engage in far more diverse activities than the children he loved. Because he could fly at the speed of light when he wanted to, it was only an instant before he was among them. The flashing yellow-green lights were all about him, but they suddenly seemed to stop when they noticed his bluishgreen blinking. They obviously were very afraid. Manëtu immediately realized that these creatures were not like him, even though they had flashing lights. So he approached one of them who was very apprehensive. AWho are you,@ Manëtu asked. AI am a firefly,@ came the timid response. AWho are You?@ AMy name is Manëtu, and I am a spirit composed of energy. That=s why I flash like you do. I do not mean you any harm.@

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Manëtu and the Fireflies Slowly the other fireflies gathered around Manëtu, and their flashing returned to its normal pattern. AWe thought you were one of the predators, a species of fireflies that is carnivorous. We are peaceful and eat only pollen and the nectar of plants. If we are not careful, the predators will attack and eat us.@ Manëtu listened to this story very carefully, and he understood why his appearance had frightened them so. All his life he had done nothing but play with children. At worst, he once had to prevent a mean cat from catching a squirrel. But this was different. This was a life-or-death matter for those he hoped would be new-found friends. AWhere do these predators live?@ he asked. AThey live on the other side of the bog. They will soon be awake and come looking for us.@ Manëtu then asked, AHow can I help?@ The fireflies replied, almost in unison, AYou can=t. When you see us fly away, this means the predators have been sighted, and you must also try to escape as fast as possible.@ Manëtu considered this for a moment, and realizing his vast powers, he was certain he could be of assistance to these peaceful fireflies. He was about to say something, when a number of fireflies shouted, AFlee!@

move their wings and legs, and soon they were able to fly again. They did not remain for long, however, and fled in panic in the direction from which they had come. They certainly would not be back for some time to come. Manetu=s friends who had fled saw what had happened. They could hardly believe their eyes, and one-by-one, they returned hesitantly to where Manëtu fluttered in space. AHow did you do that?@ one of the fireflies asked. AIt=s just something I am able to do,@ Manëtu replied. AI didn=t want to hurt them.@ The fireflies clamored around Manëtu and asked if he would live with them. Manëtu told them that he would visit them from time to time, but that his destiny was to play with children, and so he must return to Long Beach Island. Thus, with sorrow they parted, and they watched as Manëtu=s flashing light slowly disappeared over Barnegat Bay. (Volume 1 of Manëtu=s story can be ordered by completing the Order Form contained in this issue. Volume 2, a complete saga of Manëtu=s exploits among the fireflies, will be available for order soon.)

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Before he realized it, he was enveloped by the predators. They noticed his bluish-green flashes and at first were not quite sure if he were one of them or not. But it didn=t take long for them to attack him, attempting to bite him. But to their astonishment, there was nothing to him except Aflash.@ They were unable to bite him, but still they persisted.

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Manëtu finally had enough of this and summoned what, for him, was a small burst of energy. When this energy was emitted, it stunned all predators in what must have been the area of a football field. They fell to the ground appearing lifeless. But in a minute or two, they slowly began to twitch, then

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andy destroyed more than property. Those of us who have lived on Long Beach Island through the winter months have endured the ongoing background sounds of trucks, bulldozers, garbage claws and other scary monsters--getting our Island beautiful for our summer visitors. I was on my last nerve, as the saying goes, when the fleet of trucks began leaving. All I want to hear now is the sound of summer; gentle waves crashing, air blowing about my face, the lifeguard’s whistle and beach chatter. I refuse to fill out any more FEMA forms, only to be denied funds. I am so done with that part of the post-storm struggle. The silence immediately following the storm was deafening. It was creepy. Between the very few people who had stayed behind, virtually no traffic, and streets covered with sand and debris, the island reminded me of a set from an apocalyptic movie. The absence of electricity intensified the stillness. Nightfall was frightening. No street lights. No TV. Nowhere to go but bed. Time constraints and deadlines were suspended. When the sun rose, so did I. Then the trucks began the endless job of moving sand and plowing the streets as if we were crawling out from under a blizzard. We were...a blizzard of sand. Now, some nine months later, we’ve had enough of those sounds of rebuilding. We all have earned the reward of screeching seagulls and the jing-a-ling of the ice cream truck. -Lisa Ball

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Why do we love rides? I see the tilt-a-whirl and have to buy a ticket. I love that feeling of spinning ‘round and ‘round but my friend hates that feeling. I don’t like that dropping feeling when the Ferris wheel is on its way back down but she loves it. We love to conquer our fears and rides are a fun way to conquer them. Our adrenaline starts as soon as we see the ride. We anticipate excitement with a side of fear. We will either be brave or humiliated. What if we show fear? Will our friends laugh? Maybe they will scream like a child and we’ll get to laugh. We could all ride the roller coaster and see who could let go and raise their hands above their heads. My favorite is snuggling with my boyfriend on the scrambler

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On June 13, 2013, Barnegat Light experienced a meteotsunami. A fisherman and his son were fishing on the jetty when a huge wave knocked them into the water.

Meteotsunami is a tsunami that is generated by the weather. A decrease

in atmospheric pressure at the center of a storm pulls water up, increasing engery, then because of gravity, the water to drops back down. As the storm passes, the meteotsunami, grows. Similar to jumping up and down in a small pool; waves will build. The energy of the wave that is created will increase the energy of existing wave. The result is a larger, energetic wave, capable of traveling long distances. LivingLBI.com 13


Passport to LBI Although LBI is wellknown for its wonderful beaches, we offer “so much more than a day at the beach” and welcome people of all ages to explore the diversity of these unique organizations. Passport to LBI is an alliance of non-profit organizations who provide entreating and educational activities that inform both visitors and residents of the historical, ecological, artistic, and cultural opportunities available to them on Long Beach Island.

Build a summer souvenir by picking up a “Passport to LBI” and then visit a variety of activities and locations to experience ALL of LBI and get a stamp for your passport! You will build memories to last a lifetime. For more information about Passport to LBI go to

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What is ReClam The Bay Up to in 2013? Clam Shuck’en, Passport to LBI, Spanish translation!

Our mission is to involve and educate the public about the estuary’s water quality and the importance of shellfish. We believe that by involving the public in the care, feeding, and life cycles of the shellfish they will better understand what an integral role shellfish have in our lives. ReClam the Bay uses the hard clam and oyster as living representatives of the bay ecosystem that includes the coastal bay and its watersheds. We educate people about the requirements of shellfish that serve as watchdogs for good water quality. Finally we explain the impact of people on these natural resources and that people must be stewards of the natural resources that we share. Some new stuff: Helping our bay men by explaining that the shellfish are healthy and healthy for you as ever. RCTB, with a donation of 750 middle neck clams from McCarthy Wholesale Clams, served them up at the raw bar at the Long Bach Township Thank You Fest on June15, 2013. The folks loved them…And for many of the people, like the interns from Alliance for a living Ocean, it was the first time they ever ate a raw clam!

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s many know ReClam the Bay is a local non-profit environmental organization that promotes environmental involvement and education in a constructive and helpful way. Together we grow and maintain millions of baby clams and oysters. As we grow seed clams and oysters to stock our local bay we teach everyone how important and fragile the shellfish population and our environment really is.

Part of what we help people to understand is that everything is connected. Participating in Passport to LBI is one way to explain it. The air is connected to the bay through the rain and the water that runs down the streams and our culture is linked to nature through art. And we are all connected through our language. This year the Interpretive Center at the LBI Foundation, 120 Long Beach Blvd. Loveladies, offer Spanish translation. Visit many different fun educational activities as part of YOUR PASSPORT TO LBI FUN www.LBIsland.org “More than Just a Day at the Beach” Get a passport and get it stamped at fun educational activities to build a souvenir of your adventure to LBI! Sandy hurt our FUNDING but not our FUN—Please provide a generous donation at each event and activity so our nonprofits can continue to educate and entertain you! LivingLBI.com 15


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Recently, my sister and cousins, were celebrating the upcoming wedding of the daughter of one of my cousins. So impeccable was the attention to detail at the shower, the sea foam green tablecloth matched the dress of the mother of the soon to be bride. Her daughter’s dress was pink, coordinated with the table flower arrangements. Just beautiful. I was in the company of cousins who are also my best friends. About the same age, we share a long history of vacationing on LBI together.

Post Card from the Past

One of my cousins passed around an old postcard and we all smiled as we revisited our childhood. “Ocean View Court” was the motel across the street from the homes of two of my aunts. One aunt and uncle lived directly behind my house and my other aunt and uncle lived on the corner. As children, we played with the motel owner’s children.

How I envied those kids. They lived on LBI all year long, and they even got to live above a motel. How cool I thought they were. They had a big front lawn and all of those cute little motel rooms- play rooms in my mind! The motel had a phone booth, soda machine and milk machine. Since we did not have a phone in our beach house, friends could get in touch with us during the summer by calling the phone booth. Whenever the phone rang, one of us would run over to answer it. My brother’s job was to get milk from the milk machine. The old fashioned soda machine was filled with ice cold glass six ounce bottles that required a bottle opener.

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Eventually, the Nelsons sold the motel. A new family moved in, but it just wasn’t the same. Some special moments can not be reproduced. Years went by and the motel was torn down. New houses were built. We all have phones now and stores that sell milk! The island has changed. Our homes look exactly as I remember when I was a little girl. We, of course, have changed; so has our island. We have our own children now. They have children. We all enjoy LBI differently, together. I look forward to the up coming wedding and the perfectly planned reception. Everyone has memories to share. The bride and groom will begin their own “good old days”. Theirs will not include the “Ocean View Court”, but they will surely collect postcards of their own.


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“Easy Ways to Rebuild Green” W

ith all the damage from Super Storm Sandy, there are many who are currently in the process of rebuilding or renovating their homes. FEMA has already made it clear that those who decide to rebuild must do so higher and stronger. But you can also rebuild smarter, by going green! If you are in the process of rebuilding, you may want to consider incorporating green features. There are many different levels of building green to suit everyone’s lifestyle – anywhere from making a few simple green choices, to living “off the grid.” Some people may prefer to pursue some level of LEED certification for their home requiring a bigger commitment to going green. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) that provides certain environmental standards for construction.

environment that also offer great advantages to you, the homeowner! Greening your home can provide benefits such as: • Savings in monthly utility bills • Improved indoor air quality • More consistent comfort levels in your home • Financial savings in the long run • Added home-value / appeal to buyers You can choose to do one or more of the following examples of eco-friendly ideas which can be readily implemented for your home:

1. Energy Audits

It is wise to start any renovation with an energy audit or Others may choose building assessment. Your energy provider Passive House may have simple on-line audits that examine design, a concept energy use through a brief survey of your that is becoming lifestyle. A more appealing to comprehensive energy audit will include visual homeowners looking inspection of the house and specific tests for to build a new home health and and significantly safety issues such as gas leaks, carbon monoxide reduce their carbon levels, and furnace and boiler safety. Often a footprint. A Passive blowerHouse is a very welldoor test is performed to determine the air insulated, virtually tightness of your house, to pinpoint leaky areas air-tight building that waste that is primarily energy and cause uncomfortable drafty rooms. heated by passive solar gain and by internal gains from people, electrical equipment, etc. It works with natural resources, where WaterSense is a partnership program by the free solar energy U.S. Environmental Protection Agency offering is captured and products applied efficiently, and services that are at least 20 percent more instead of relying efficient without sacrificing performance, as predominantly on verified by ‘active’ systems to an independent certification process. WaterSense bring a building to labeled faucets and faucet accessories (such as ‘zero’ energy. A green bathroom utilizing WaterSense fixtures/toiaerators) are high-performing fixtures that will let, reclaimed floor tiles, locally-made cabinet, CFL reduce water usage in your home and save money While LEED for lighting, and low VOC paint. on Homes and Passive water bills. WaterSense labeled sink faucets save House are two of the more comprehensive ways of green approximately 30 percent of water over standard building, it does not have to be comprehensive. Contrary faucets, and WaterSense labeled toilets can save 4,000 to what may be the perception, building green does not gallons of water per year. By retrofitting your have to be intimidating! You do not have to change your entire bathroom with WaterSense labeled fixtures, you can lifestyle to live more environmentally friendly. There are save even more. many small things you can do that will help to sustain the

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By Jennifer Nilsen, IEI Group Consider insulation and air sealing for the exterior envelope. One method is to use bio-based foam. This creates a tight seal and helps achieve an ENERGY STAR rating; the house will use up to 65 percent less energy for heating and cooling than a standard constructed building. Insulation will block heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer. An attic is also a great place to pile on the insulation. A large quantity of a home’s heat is lost through the attic. Use insulation with recycled content that doesn’t emit formaldehyde or other VOC’s. Also, seal all attic penetrations and any cracks that appear on the exterior walls to minimize air leakage and save in heating costs.

5. Air Sealing An attic is a great place to pile on the building insulation. A large quantity of a home’s heat is lost through the attic.

3. Energy Star For Appliances Using ENERGY STAR rated appliances in your home can help to reduce energy bills, improve comfort levels, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The ENERGY STAR label is another program by the EPA offering products that are independently certified to save energy without sacrificing features or functionality. These appliances use 10 to 50 percent less energy and water than a standard appliance, saving you money on your bills and helping to protect our environment.

4. Building Insulation The amount of insulation recommended in a home varies depending upon a number of factors: • Where you live – you will need a higher R-value of insulation if you live in the Northeast than if you live in Southern California • The age of your home – if your home is more than 10 years old, you likely need more insulation and there are many ways to retrofit a home with fiber glass, rock wool, slag wool, cellulose or spray foam insulation.

which reduces unwanted and uncontrolled air infiltration in your house, is a cost effective way to increase energy efficiency and comfort. Air tightness is measured by performing a blower door test, often performed as part of a comprehensive energy audit. Most common leaks are around windows, doors, crawl spaces, basements and attics. Building codes often have minimum air tightness standards. Also, Energy Star and other green rating systems require minimum air tightness levels.

6. Windows Replacing your home’s windows is one the easiest things you can do for big impact. Use windows that have a low U-value, which is a measure of the flow of heat through an insulating or building material. The lower the U-value, the better resistance to heat loss and therefore is a better insulation.

7. Native Plants in Your Garden Native plants (also called indigenous plants) are plants that have evolved over thousands of years in a particular region. They have adapted to the geography, hydrology, and climate of that region, and provide a natural, lowmaintenance landscape. Once native plants have matured, they require less water to be sustained. They also can significantly reduce water runoff and, consequently, flooding. They do not require mowing, or fertilizer, and need fewer pesticides. They attract and provide habitats and food sources for a variety of native wildlife species such as birds and butterflies. LivingLBI.com 21


8. Drip Irrigation Drip irrigation is a watering system that offers slow and precise application of water, one drip at a time, to plant root zones. It is the most effective and efficient way to irrigate in the landscape.

11. Lighting Avoid incandescent light bulbs, and instead opt for Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) or Light Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs. CFLs are smaller versions of full-sized fluorescents. They screw into standard lamp sockets and provide lighting similar to the regular incandescent bulbs. LEDs are solid light bulbs which are extremely energyefficient. These bulbs use 75 percent less energy than incandescent. There is no heat buildup so this cuts down on air conditioning costs, as well.

This slow drip watering method can contribute to at least a 60 percent reduction Native plants provide a beautiful, natural, low-maintenance in water usage. Because landscape. They significantly reduce water runoff and do not it applies water directly require mowing, fertilizer, and as much pesticides. to plant root zones, losses to wind and evaporation are dramatically reduced. Water is applied only where needed, and is not wasted LED bulbs last up to 10 times as long as CFLs, and even wetting foliage and areas where plant roots are not longer than typical incandescent bulbs. Although LEDs are present. In typical residential landscapes, drip systems initially more expensive, the cost is recovered over time can reduce water use by over 70% versus traditional hoses in energy savings. or automatic sprinklers. Other benefits include healthier plants, fewer weeds, and overall lowered maintenance.

9. Tankless Water Heaters Tankless water heaters provide hot water only when needed and can save up to 40% on your energy bill. They take up far less space than a typical water tank and have an average life expectancy of 20 years – double that of a water tank. You can also insulate your domestic hot water pipes to reduce heat loss.

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12. Use Low VOC Paints For higher indoor air quality, use only low-VOC paints, sealants, and adhesives. VOCs are Volatile Organic Compounds, and are emitted as potentially dangerous gases that contribute to health problems along with unpleasant odors that can linger for days and weeks.

VOCs are often used in paints, but also in many household cleaning products. Because gases can leak even from closed containers of products in storage, safely dispose of containers of old or unneeded VOC products to help lower concentrations of organic chemicals in your home.

13. Local Materials and Sourcing Consider using local materials within a 500-mile radius of your property. This reduces transportation costs and environmental impact. Use repurposed materials when possible. They can enhance your home while less material goes to a landfill. New building materials require extensive network of extraction, processing and transportation that depletes natural resources and in many cases adversely impacts the environment.


For more information, learn more though these resources: • Energy Star -www.energystar.gov • Native Plants -http://www.epa.gov/greenacres/ VOCs -http://www.epa.gov/iaq/voc.html • Water Sense -http://www.epa.gov/watersense/ • Insulation: http://www.naima.org/insulationknowledge-base/residential-home-insulation/ howmuch• insulation-should-be-installed.html • Passive House: http://www.passivehouse.us • LEED for Homes: http://www.usgbc.org/homes Article by Jennifer Nilsen, IEI Group, www.ieigroup.com About us: IEI provides architectural, design, and project management services and is headquartered in Philadelphia, offering a full range of professional design services and facility solutions. We are a member of the USGBC, with LEED Accredited Professionals on staff. As responsible design professionals, we advocate sustainable design in as many of our projects as possible.

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Sea Sirens: Beginning Again, Anew Each of us who revisits Long Beach Island this July, greets summer with collective and individual memories of last fall’s assault. For some, our memories are painfully personal and ongoing. For others, they are vicarious and more detached. I felt self-conscious about welcoming summer’s arrival on LBI with too much eagerness, too much unbridled joy. The first time I crossed the causeway in the heat, I deliberately did not glance right when passing the site of the historic shack. Looking straight ahead instead, my mind collided with a lifetime of personal and family memories gathered in every season, while growing—and aging—at the beach. I couldn’t wait to greet a different sea, one whose waves would swallow the images lingering in my memory after many months of “revisiting” the pain and stain of the October storm in the media.

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Approaching the beach, I am greeted by a vast sparkling ocean—and a searing sun that forces me to squint. Several gulls float on the gently undulating mass, and some ships hug the horizon. The essence of tranquility—an aquatic apology for last autumn’s assault. Even my flip-flops become extraneous as my toes find their way deep into the warm, welcoming sand. I marvel at the beauty. Beauty that belies destruction and despair too many have lived through. Many who had no other place to call “home”. My mind revisits last autumn’s thirteen-mile race. That day, a gentle drizzle cooled the runners who kept a tradition—and a memory—alive. I am allowing myself to be happy to be back on the beach again. A year older, I am choosing to let myself be joyfully childlike as my eyes resume the tireless search for sea glass and shells left behind by a sea that never ceases to captivate me. One whose tides remain indifferent to time. The Sea Siren of Forever nudges me to continue to create new todays by washing over the yesterdays with memories as fresh as any new possibility. The havoc of storms of the sea is not anyone’s fault. I choose not to feel guilty for being merely inconvenienced, while others may have suffered much more than I. Instead, I choose gratitude. Creating this summer on the island, let us all choose to allow the timeless splendor of the beach to guide and restore us. On your island, on our island, let us learn together, to navigate the new and treasure the timeless… LBI. “Wisdom was created before all things, and prudent understanding from Eternity.” --Book of Acts of the Apostles

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What Lies Beneath

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The octopus is a subspecies of mollusks called cephalopods which means “head to foot” because its “feet” are attached to its head. To avoid predators, it hides in plain sight using their special cells and muscles, can release a cloud of ink if spotted, and if this doesn’t work, it can lose an arm to escape.

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Waterline? It is truly amazing that these stores had so much water in them and within seven months, they are up and running again! It was a winter of work. Many of the stores have poster boards full of renovation photos. We are excited about our progress. The shop owners will welcome you with a smile and you will love our new products. Please stop by and see our brand new shops! Shop Local!

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It’s Survival Time in Beach Haven

by Bernadette Callanan December 1, 2012 Just five days after I submitted “It’s 5 O’Clock in Beach Haven”, the story of the idyllic existence of the Happy Hour (HH) Group of Beach Haven, dire warnings of mega storm, Hurricane Sandy streamed from TV, radio and personal computer. (The HH Group of Beach Haven is a loosely organized group of retired seniors. The group has no rules, no dues, no officers and no scheduled meetings. It is a group based solely on friendship and caring for the wellbeing of one another.) HH members planned their evacuation. Other members secured their homes to provide ultimate safety while they ‘rode out the storm’. The winds in concert with the full moon and high tide furiously claimed Long Beach Island, Beach Haven West and Manahawkin with what seemed intent to wipe out the HH group’s land of fun and friendship. Repeated television images of boats piled like toys in an untidy child’s room made real the power of the bay waters as they rose in response to the violent ocean. The screen image of Beach Haven, recognizable by the brick Georgian building on sixth street made clear that the town was under three to five feet of water. We, Long Beach islanders, familiar with coastal storms knew the resulting damage and the long road ahead to restoring life in Beach Haven. 36 LivingLBI July 2013

The technology that gave us grim images of Sandy’s destruction also provides communication with our HH friends as we scattered to stay safe through the storm. Thanks to the HH phone list and emails we communicated with one another and could follow each member’s level of welfare. We relied on calls and emails as we prepared to put our HH lives back together. Most concern was for those who stayed on the island. From cell phone conversations we found that they were safe as the National Guard delivered them to shelters. From there, they found temporary lodgings just as those who evacuated did as mandated. The HH Group was scattered to New York, North and West New Jersey and Pennsylvania with family, friends, in motels and hotels. Nine days after the evacuation we were permitted to come to the island to assess our homes and begin to rebuild our island life. It appeared Beach Haven and towns southward suffered the greatest damage and material loss. Driving over the causeway made real the destruction wrought by Sandy. Toppled boats and decks ripped from homes lay perched along the roadside. Yet, we were greeted by the National Guard and an array of government trucks providing emergency services. Unlike the ‘youtube’ image there was no sand on the boulevard. In little over a week, the emergency crews had removed the sand and organized the wayward boats as though standing


at attention for us as we drove toward Beach Haven. The material lives of our neighbors lay exposed in huge mountains of debris at every curb. Some of our HH members lost the first floor of their home and others lost their cars to flooding. Less severe, however, a hardship was the island wide loss of electricity and gas service. This made the cleanup more difficult. We were thankful for sunny days that provided some warmth while moving damaged material out to the curb. Gradually, we were allowed to return to stay on the island. For many without heat, the Red Cross and government emergency groups were providing drinking water and heaters for those who chose to return. The emergency services and town commissioners worked tirelessly to bring our island back to livable, working condition. The real challenge lay in bringing ourselves back to a livable level psychologically. We needed to draw on our own resilient nature, look to our friends and neighbors and as a community pick up the pieces of our storm torn existence. We longed to be together and salvage what cannot be destroyed by natural disaster: our spirit. HH members of Manahawkin, after tolerating the loss of electricity for seven days, revived the HH group by designating a new meeting place off the island. Our first ‘survival happy hour’ was at a pub on Rte. 9. Not even half of the group showed up. We all had similar stories of flooding, discarding, cleaning up and attempting to live without the necessities we took for granted. We shared, we cried, we hugged, we laughed but most of all we reveled in being together.

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Houses on LBI are no longer summer bungalows. They are well built homes for use all year long. October on LBI is a wonderful time of year. Some of our big events include: Merchant’s Mart October 5, 2013 Chowderfest October 6, 2013 LBI Dune Grass Planting Oct. 12, 2013 18 Mile Run Oct. 13, 2013 Fisherman enjoy the annual fishing tournaments as the weather changes to autumn’s crisp cool mornings, warm sunny afternoons and dark nights lit by brilliant constellations. More and more families spend their holidays on LBI. Holiday shopping with warm smiles in our wonderful shops adds to the fun. Full of one of a kind items by local artists you are sure the find the perfect gifts. Our annual Turkey Dinner sponsored by the Beach Haven Volunteer Fire Department draws a huge crowd every February. Winter on LBI is bright and sunny. And we have fabulous sunsets. Grab your camera this winter because winter on LBI is breathtaking. Pop some popcorn and watch a movie in front of your beautiful new fireplace.

The following “Survival HH” brought more of the group and the third meeting almost the whole group was together. Funny stories of the hurricane Sandy dominated the conversation. Calling the insurance agency and being greeted by ‘Sandy’, walking home from a shower at a neighbor’s in boots and underwear, dragging home a dislodged deck by kayak, warnings about not showering in days, food shopping only for chips and dips, downing fat-laden foods as a necessary survival tactic, scolding from pets who were left behind with food and water comprised storm stories that helped buoy our spirits. By the third week after Sandy the gutting of homes, the cleanup, the hook up to essential services and the ever sight of our neighbors’ belongings piled as garbage began to take an emotional toll. Despite the love of the island, utterances were made questioning the prudence in rebuilding and reviving island life. We were in mourning for our losses. Not only did we mourn the material loss but also the loss of healthy activities as so many events were cancelled because of the storm. Driving on the boulevard of shuttered businesses, rows of refuse blocking entry to stores, closed restaurants and pubs were a constant reminder of the tragedy we just endured. We found that our ‘survival get- togethers’ whether in a pub or a member’s home helped us all to cope with the aftermath of the storm. Openly expressing our love and support for each other as well as providing advice, information and hands on help gave everyone the courage to continue the work of survival and the rebuilding of the Happy Hour Group of Beach Haven. LivingLBI.com 37


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ifteen years of working on a parasail boat has given LBI Parasail captain Ty Brady plenty of stories to tell. Each day, he shares adventures at sea with locals and tourists alike, all looking for a view of the Island from 500 feet up. He sees summer Islanders over and over again each year, as they seek the serenity that comes from soaring noiselessly above the ocean, as well as out-of-towners making their first trip to Long Beach Island. Ty has met honeymooners, bucket listers, eager six-year-olds, and even wheelchair-bound adventurers looking for the thrill of a lifetime, flying high above the New Jersey coastline. Perhaps the best story of all, however, is one Ty tells from several years back. A man on vacation with his girlfriend and their best friends called to make a reservation and divulged his big plans: he was going to propose to his girlfriend, Linda, while up in the parasail. All of their friends knew the plan, and he wanted the crew members to be in on it as well. To give the heartfelt story a bit of a twist, Matthew brought a fake ring up with him, and when he proposed, he "accidentally" dropped the ring into the ocean from hundreds of feet in the air. Thrilled and devastated at the same time, Linda was nearly inconsolable when she returned to the boat. Her friends—and the crew on the boat—played along, feigning sympathy, until they arrived back at the dock. There stood all their family members, each holding a champagne glass to toast to the happy couple. In the midst of crying and explaining the devastating accident of the lost ring, Linda took a sip from the glass of champagne she'd been given and, to her delight, discovered the real ring at the base of the glass. After a few sucker punches to her new fiancé for letting her spend so much time worrying, she proudly donned the new ring and the couple went off, hand-in-hand, surrounded by their best friends and closest family members.

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The tradition was born on the sun-drenched island of Sicily, where Maria Vaccarro was born in 1915. Her family tilled fields fragrant with wheat and tomatoes, and olive and figs. So when she married Francesco Castelli in 1935, it made perfect sense that their livelihood would come from the land itself. Within a few years, the Vaccarro family opened a bakery in the small sea tow of Porte Empedocle. Maria Vaccarro had five sons and four daughters. All of them worked in the good earth and in the bakery, which became know throughout southern Sicily and grew into a wholesale business that supplied restaurants throughout the region. In 1955, the family brought its tradition of home style cooking and respect for good food to a new 40 LivingLBI July 2013

land. Opening the first pizzeria of its kind in New York. The children of Maria Vaccarro found the promise of America on Avenue U in Brooklyn, where they made specialty pies that went far beyond the usual cheese and sausage varieties. The business expanded to Long Island, where as many as 12 pizza stores flourished from Queens into Suffolk County. Now as Brazzi Brick Oven Pizzeria and Ristorante, a new chapter is being written in the annals of Maria Vaccarro’s family. A third generation devotes themselves to pleasing the public in a tradition that goes back to a time of hand-ground ripening beneath a sun that shines as it does no other place in the world. A tradition of home-cooking and respect for good food.


Pearl St. Pavilion

So glad to see the Pearl St.and 5th St. Pavilions rebuilt. Our island is looking good. We still have a lot to do and many friends had to relocate. Some have lost their homes and are still in limbo. My heart goes out to them. I live with the knowledge that at anytime our lives can change in a day. I have a deep appreciation for the power of the sea. Enjoy the beach and stay off of the dunes. We can’t predict the future therefore, live your life to the fullest. Be happy. Lisa Ball

A Souvenir from Italy It was while I was eating delicious ravioli at Brazzi’s, when I noticed the Sicilian donkey. It was just like the one my grandma had and as a child, I played “old Italy” for hours. My great aunt would tell us stories about her donkey and I’ll never forget the story about the time she rode her donkey to the store. The ride was rough and she ended up head first in the basket! Dinner at Brazzi’s was filled with memories of Sunday dinners with my family. Donkey carts were very popular souvenirs. When the first roads were created in Sicily in the early 19th century, so began the colorful history of the Sicilian donkey cart, which were used to transport people, produce, wine and virtually anything else that needed transporting. The carts were marvels of engineering and art, generally consisting of some

60 parts, all handcrafted by cartwrights, woodworkers, painters, ironsmiths and other skilled artisans. The creators passionately carved and painted elaborate scenes from history, often celebrating the exploits of Charlemagne’s knights or depicting scenes from famous operas like I Pagliacci. Carts reached the height of their popularity in the 1920s, when many thousands were on the island. Miniature carts, or Carrettino Siciliano, are often sold in Sicily (or in Italian shops and restaurants in other countries) as souvenirs. The Sicilian Carretto is made in several provinces in Sicily each with their own style. Carretti made in the province of Palermo have more of a square box design, those made in Catania are made with more elaborate “keys”, and then there are the carts made in Agrigento which have their own distinctive style. -Lisa Ball LivingLBI.com 41


I’ve Looked At Clouds From Both Sides I love watching clouds slowly move across the bay, over the island then out to sea. Changing as they creep along, I look to see familiar objects in the sky. Like the night sky’s constellations, I see stories in the every changing cloud. They inspire me to write about life. Some days clouds cause a dangerous situation by creating lightning and rain yet other days they are a welcome comfort by shading us from the burning sun. Clouds are made of water vapor that has condensed into tiny water droplets. When the water droplets grow too large to stay suspended on particles of dust, they fall as rain. Most clouds are white, because water and ice particles that make up a cloud have just the right amount and size to scatter light in all possible wavelengths. When light of practically all wavelengths combine, the result is white light. 42 LivingLBI July 2013

However, when too many water and ice particles build up, just like in a storm cloud, much of the scattered light is simply rescattered into the cloud. In other words, too much particles prevent some of the light from escaping. Hence is the reason why storm clouds are dark. As I sit on the bench at the top of the beach, I feel warm wind from bay rush past my back then a quick breeze from the ocean that is very much cooler and smells like the sea, cover my face. Reflections dance on the ocean tricking me into thinking there is something in the shadows. Is that a pod of dolphins that I see? Sky, sea, sand are all shades of white and blue. Just beautiful! And a hear a clap of thunder and raindrops fall. Shielding my camara, I walk home. photo and story by Lisa Ball


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Casa Azul

Private resort residence located in Spray Beach, just a block away from a wide, life guarded beach. Owner and home decorator, Gregg Bartels named his house “Casa Azul” which means “blue house” in spanish. His main house sleeps four and his cottage sleeps two. Casa Azul’s yellow ceilings with dark royal blue walls resemble a vacation resort in Mexico. Casa Azul is available for weekly rentals contact Gregg by phone or email: 609-636-7400 gregglbi@me.com

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We MOVED!

OUR STORY Inspired by excellent seafood throughout New England, Maine especially, Tom and Cheryl Palermo acted on an inspiration. Two years later The Maine Course came to North Beach Haven, NJ. “Despite our lack of experience, we had the Lord God Almighty, who sent us excellent resources and a myriad of expertise. Maine came to New Jersey. Unexpectedly, we got blindsided by Super Storm Sandy. It might as well have been a tsunami. We got completely wiped out and had to start all over again a second year in a row. What a blessing in disguise! After getting temporarily evicted we searched around and landed at Schooner’s Wharf, affectionately known as “The Schoon”. The rest is history in process. We have made a comeback with a GREAT TEAM – possibly the best on the island. The Schoon family of businesses have given us a warm welcome. Best of all we are thrilled to discover so many people finding and supporting us, happy to see that we survived. Our new location brings new ideas. We are all about trying different things this summer such as: gator bites, blow fish tails, seafood medley stew, and a variety of seafood dishes not common to the area. All the while keeping true to our “Seafood – New England Style” now with a boardwalk twist. We are located at 325 9th street, Beach Haven. Our hours are 11 to whenever you stop coming through the door. So come on down, and let us start a new family tradition together at The Maine Course.

609-492-2328 • 609-494-2328 Schooner’s Wharf, Beach Haven

492-8900 Beach Haven Located inside Schooners Wharf We Carry Only American Made Food & Treats Visit Our Expanded Cat Section, Mention this Ad and Receive a Free Bag of Cat Treats with Any Cat Purchase! Dog & Cat Supplies • Bully Sticks • Toys • Treats • Food Unique Gifts for You & Your Furry Family Member

HOME OF THE FAMOUS BUDDY’S BISCUIT BAR www.BuddysPetStop.com

When you choose to adopt a rescued cat or kitten that you are actually saving TWO lives - placing one cat allows us to rescue another.

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