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Year 10 Vol. 3







Where YESTERDAY and TODAY meet by-the-sea


your FREE personal guide to all things wildwood

Endless Summer an


Michaela McMonagle listens to the sound of Fall calling.

words by Meg Corcoran & Dorothy Kulisek

Photo by Rob Kulisek

TONY LUKE’S Dorothy McMonagle Kulisek, So They’ll Know, Inc. © 2013

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“You never know how many friends you have until you own a beach house.” ~ Anon. NEW LISTING!


3300 Pacific Avenue Wildwood, NJ 609-523-1112

248-250 E. Schellenger Ave., Wildwood. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY. Prime center city location. This 80x100 property is located just one short block to the famous Wildwood boardwalk, beach and amusements. Currently operating as the Stardust Nightclub, this sale includes a liquor license. This 2 story building has 2 floors of entertaining with elevator and sprinkler system. Serious buyers shouldn’t hesitate to bring an offer. ASKING $949,000


304 SW 18th Ave., North Wildwood. WATERFRONT LOT WITH FLOOR PLANS. Located in North Wildwood on Otten’s Canal. The lot is suitable for the construction of a single family home and is being sold with a new set of floor plans. This property has two boat slips and the bulkhead and docks are approximately 5 years old. This parcel of land is nestled between two newly constructed waterfront homes. A great place to build for a family that loves being on the water. The land is also being sold with CAFRA approvals. JUST $279,000.

600 Kennedy, Unit #204, North Wildwood. THERE’S THE BEACH! If you want to be close to the beach, look no further! This condo is located in the beachfront complex of Seacrest Towers....a very desirable location in North Wildwood. A great place for those who love the sand between their toes. This one bedroom unit can be enjoyed year round and is perfect for renting or personal use. The condo has been recently painted throughout and the kitchen received a new tile backsplash and flooring. The complex amenities include a heated swimming pool, large sundeck, covered parking, laundry facilities on each floor, elevators, storage, showers and clubhouse. Whether you are on the beach, taking a swim in the pool or lounging on the private rear deck, your days and nights will be filled with all that the Jersey Shore has to offer. JUST $189,000


212-214 E. 19th Ave., Unit B, North Wildwood. FEELS LIKE HOME. You’ll feel right at home in this cozy year round condo that is located in North Wildwood approximately 2.5 blocks to the beach and boardwalk. This unit is nestled on the first floor of a four unit complex. The condo consists of three bedrooms, full bath, living room, dining room and kitchen with a center island that can be used as a dining area for two. The unit boasts a beautiful fireplace and hardwood floors in the living room and dining room. The welcoming front porch offers room for you and your family or friends to relax. The rear of the building has an open common area that can be enjoyed as well. Other amenities include storage, outside shower and two off-street parking spaces. This warmly decorated condo is being sold furnished. JUST $259,000.

130 E. Palm Rd. INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY. Well maintained duplex near the center of Wildwood Crest. Both units are similar with each having approx. 1,050 sq. ft. of living space, offering 3BR, 1.5BA, eat in kitchen, comfortable living room, laundry room and covered front porch. Electric baseboard heat, spacious rear yard with ground level deck, storage building, outside shower and concrete parking pad for 2 cars. The existing concrete driveway is shared with next door however, the large lot size allows the potential for a second driveway to the left of the duplex. Since each unit has separate electric meters, this property is the perfect condo conversion or income producing property. The 2nd floor is currently rented with a six month lease for $1200 a month. Being sold furnished. Suitable for condo conversion. JUST $479,000.

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7504 Ocean Ave., Unit #204, Wildwood Crest. INCOME PRODUCER. This beautifully decorated condo can be found at the Hawaii Kai complex in Wildwood Crest just one short block to the Crest beach. The condo is a corner unit that offers 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths, one of which is handicap accessible. The fully equipped kitchen with center island is accented with granite countertops and stainless steel range hood and appliances. The sliders off of the dining area lead to a private balcony where your morning coffee can be enjoyed. There is hardwood flooring throughout the living area and hallway and all of the bedrooms have carpet. The condo is equipped with a washer and dryer for convenience. Amenities include an elevator, swimming pool, bathhouse and shower, barbecue grill, private storage room and 2 car assigned parking. The unit is being sold furnished and is an excellent income producer. JUST $449,000


1400 Surf Ave., Unit #305, North Wildwood. YEAR ROUND CONDO. This top floor condo is located in North Wildwood just two short blocks to the beach. The unit consists of a spacious bedroom, full bath, living room, kitchen and dining area. This year round condo has forced hot air and central air conditioning. It can comfortably sleep six people. Other amenities include swimming pool, off-street parking and an on-site laundry facility. The condo fee covers the exterior insurances, exterior maintenance (including the pool), water, sewer and electric. The building has been renovated inside and out and is ready for you to move in. This location offers a great rental history of $1250 a week. The solid Association currently has no forth coming assessments. JUST $144,500

419 E. Monterey, Wildwood Crest. STEPS TO BEACH. This vacant lot is located one property off the Wildwood Crest beach. The lot is suitable for a single family home. In addition, it has been pre-approved for 3 condominiums. The pilings are already in place and the owner has recently installed vinyl fencing. The views from this location are amazing! Buyer is responsible for all approvals and permits. Being sold with floor plans. CALL TODAY FOR MORE DETAILS! JUST $499,000



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And Piglet said to Pooh, “Promise me you’ll never forget me because if I thought you would, I’d never leave.” ~A.A. Milne

“The Summer Never Ends in the Wildwoods!” Here are just a few of the exciting events this Fall... August 31 - September 1 Handcraft Unlimited Craft Show

September 27-28 Olde Time Italian Festival

September 1 Wildwood Block Party & Music Festival

September 27-29 Monster Mash Truck Races

September 1 All-American Car & Truck Show

October 5 Seafood & Music Festival

September 5-8 Roar to the Shore Motorcycle Rally September 6-8 Surf Fishing Tournament September 7 Mummers String Band Show September 15 Battle at the Beach 5K Challenge Run September 19-21 Classic Car Auction September 19-22 Irish Fall Festival September 20-21 Boardwalk Classic Car Show September 20-21 Seafarers Celebration

FULL Harvest Moon September 19th the fullest moon of the year.

September blends into October. . . 9/29 Super Sunday, Closing Day Celebration & Chili Cookoff, Morey’s Piers Schellenger Avenue & the Boardwalk, Wildwood. Traditional farewell to summer, 11am-5pm.

30 Days Hath September.

“At midnight hour, as shines the Moon, a sheet of silver spreads below.”


beach at Pine Avenue, Wildwood. 10 pm.

8/31 BEATLEMANIA 8pm. FREE Lou Booth Ampitheater, 2nd & Ocean, N. Wildwood

October 11-13 Import Car & Truck Show October 12 Zombie Mud Run October 12-13 Hydrofest Powerboat Races October 12-13 Great Fall Classic Surf Fishing Tournament October 18-19 Fabulous ‘50s and Beyond Weekend starring Danny & The Juniors featuring Joe Terry, Lou Christie, Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Charlie Thomas Drifters, and Russell Thompkins & The New Stylistics


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October Events

~James Gates Percival

October 5-6 Vintage Car & Motorcycle Beach Drag Races

Family Win a Wildwoods

September Events

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8/31-9/2 Handcraft Unlimited Craft Show 9-5 Wildwoods Convention Center. 717.656.4849 9/1 Wildwood Block Party Music Festival Fox Park, 609-522-2444 9/1 Annual All American Car Show Hosted by the Greater Wildwood Hotel/Motel Association. on the Wildwood Boardwalk. 609.522.4546 609-522-3644 9/5-8 ROAR TO THE SHORE Motorcycle Club Rally Oak & Atlantic Aves. 609.729.8870 9/6 North Wildwood Rec. Surf Fishing Tournament. Registration at 3rd & JFK Blvd.

9/7 Mummers String Band Weekend & Strutters Contest Olde New Jersey Ave. 3:30p You strut! 522-2955 9/7 DUBS ON THE BOARDS CAR SHOW for all VW and Audi enthusiasts on Boardwalk. 9/9 Grandparents Day “It is into us that the lives of grandparents have gone. It is in us that their history becomes a future.” 9/11 September 11 Commemoration. North Wildwood City Hall. 8:46am. 609.522.2955 9/11 Patriots Day Memorial Service 5:30pm. New Jersey & Miami, Wildwood Crest. Honoring and remembering those who perished in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. 9/10 CRIME WATCH Meetings every 2nd Tuesday of the month at the North Wildwood Rec Center

9/12-14 New Jersey State Firemen’s Convention Wildwoods Conv Center.Sat:1pm. Parade.856.433.0386 9/19-21 Annual Wildwood, NJ Boardwalk Classic Car AUCTION AND SHOW in the Wildwoods Convention Center. 609.522.4546 9/19-21 Boardwalk Classic Car Show. On the Boardwalk 609.523-8051 9/19-22 IRISH FALL FESTIVAL North Wildwood. 9/20-22 Morey’s Piers Beach Jam “Fall Harvest,” Ultimate camping experience for scouts on the beach in Wildwood. 609.522.3900 9/20-21 Seafarers Celebration Fri. @ Centennial Park 7pm, Sat. 9am Sunset Lake Live music, food, crafts, special events & children’s entertainment. Fireworks 9pm. 9/27-28 Olde Time Italian Festival Fox Park, Wildwood. FREE. 609.374.0016 9/27-29 Law Enforcement Survivors Weekend Honoring those who gave their lives in the line of duty. or call 609.522.2030 x1504 9/27-29 MONSTER Truck Beach Bash609-522-4546 or

October H at h 31 Days.

10/4-6 All Ford Car/Truck Show along Pacific Avenue in Wildwood. 609.522.4546 10/5 Seafood & Music Festival Atlantic Ave. bet. Wildwood to Schellenger. 609.729.4000 10/8 CRIME WATCH Meetings every 2nd Tuesday of the month at the North Wildwood Rec Center

10/11-13 Charismatic Conference Wildwoods Convention Center. 609.522.5010 10/12-13 Wildwoods NJ Governor’s Cup Hydrofest Sunset Lake, Wildwood Crest. 609.889.9181 10/12-13 George Pratt Memorial Soccer Tournament County-wide soccer tournament. 8am - 6pm. 10/18-19 Wildwoods Fabulous 50’s Weekend island-wide celebration of the Wildwoods’ role in the birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll. 10/19-20 New Jersey Lighthouse Challenge Hereford Inlet Lighthouse. 609.522.4520

10/20 Wildwood Catholic Car Raffle 6pm. 10/25 Halloween Parade and Fun Fair Annual event includes costume judging, parade, games and prizes. 609-522-4546 10/27 Boardwalk PUMPKIN RUN 10am, Annual event includes costume judging, parade/run/walk and prizes. Wildwood Conv Center 609-849-8887 10/18 FULL HUNTER MOON 7:38pm

10/27 Beach Writers Autumn Retreat

Jessie Creek Winery. 8:30am-4:30pm EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION BY SEPT. 30 or SEE P. 7

10/30 TRUNK or TREAT 6:30pm Crest Pier in Wildwood Crest, Heather & Crocus. 609.523.0202 10/31 TRUNK or TREAT 6:30-8pm North Wildwood Municipal Lot. 2nd & Old NJ. 10/31 Elks Halloween Haunted House Elks Lodge, 1st & NJ Ave. Trick or Treaters walk through a Haunted House and receive treats. Free. 5pm-8pm. 609.729.2170

SEPT. 8th, 2013 Urie’s 3pm-8pm Reggae Fest To celebrate the life of Greg DiAntonio Non-stop music with 3 bands, Awesome Food & True Friends. Tix Jen 780-3560. All proceeds go directly to WCHS. Greg always talked about one day going to Jamaica for a reggae fest and so what better way to celebrate his life and at the same time give back to people who walked with him along his life’s journey!


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“It’s always summer on the inside.” ~Jack O’Neil

from the editor “As is well known to those most familiar with the seashore, September is by far the finest and most equable month at the shore.” Reported over 100 years ago by the editor of The original Sun, The Five Mile Beach Journal, it is fitting for me to pay homage and write these timeless words once again. It is during these Autumn months that all of the natural privileges and pleasures are at their very best. From the balmy matching ocean and air temperatures, to the plentiful bounty in the sea, indian summer days glide by on the gentlest of breezes. Perhaps porch swings and beach chairs were designed for times such as these, made all the more valuable because this particular season is so brief. For just a little while longer we get to abide in the warmth and carefree days of summer. Because at the beach, life is different. A day moves from hour to hour, flows with the currents, plans around the tides, and follows the sun. These untroubled days remain in our souls long after the calendar commands the change of season. We yearn to elongate these indian summer days, distill the memories, make them last. At the same time, we know that the beauty of the changing of the seasons is in its evanescence. In the fleeting of each wave that comes in, we know it must retreat. Every joy has a little tease in it, a give and take, and leaves us longing for just another day by-the-sea. As the season of 2013 slips away, we find ourselves already counting the days til we come back. And we wonder why must winter be so much longer than summer? If we listen to our hearts, the beach will always return, like the voice of the conch shell, you can hear ocean waves echoing their song. As we carry eternal summer in our hearts, I wish you, Sun readers and friends, a never-ending summer all year long... with the promise that Memorial Day will return once again, and with it, the assurance of another SUNsational season by the sea. Now is the time for hurrying a little less and for wishing a little more beneath the harvest moon. May each wish bring you one more glorious Indian Summer day. The seashore is our chosen home, where we are one with the dunes and the blown beach grass. While the waves may wash all our footprints away, we still keep a few grains of sand tucked between our toes.

See what’s inside . . .an endless collection of Wildwood by-the-sea stories FIVE MILES OF SMILES IRISH WEEKEND BOXING by Paul Greenhalgh Page 8 DOG DAYS Pages 11-23, 26-35 by Olivia Quinlan MACE - LONG BABIES Page 24-25


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GROWING UP IN ANGLESEA by the late Richard Neill Page 37


SEASIDERS COMIC by Kirk Hastings Page 40 GEORGE BOYER by Kathy Boyer Maher Page 42 WILDWOOD HISTORIC SOCIETY BLAST FROM THE PAST! by Anne Vinci Page 43

Artist, Editor & Publisher Dorothy McMonagle Kulisek 609.214.5608 Managing Editor Featuring Rob Kulisek Summer Intern 609.435.2457 Olivia J. Quinlan

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5800 Ocean Ave. Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260 (609) 523-0202 fax: (609) 522-1669 Joseph Von Savage Memorial Pool (609) 522-0084

Outdoor Zumba at Centennial Park

Continues Saturdays at 8:30am through September 28th

Firefighter’s Day and a half Craft Show Crafters of all Kinds! FREE! September 13th-14th at the Gazebo by-the-Sea, Rambler Rd. & Ocean Ave. Friday 9am - 5pm Saturday 9am - 1pm

Seafarer’s Celebration

KITCHEN OPEN: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 4PM to 10PM

Friday & Saturday, September 20th & 21st

Visit us IrIsh Weekend!

Sept. 19th - 22nd


Members and their qualified guests are always welcome!

FUN! FOOD! MUSIC! All Weekend Long LIVE ENTERTAINMENT September 20th Keith Hickman 8PM – 12AM 300 W Spruce Ave. North Wildwood • 609-522-1460

Friday, Sept. 20 - Centennial Park: Live music at 7:30 p.m., followed by beachfront fireworks show at 9 p.m. (Rain date for fireworks is Saturday at 9 p.m.) Saturday, Sept. 21 - Sunset Lake: Day long street festival (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) featuring live music, food, craft vendors, street performers, children’s/family entertainment

Tot Soccer Program Program begins September 24th and ends October 17th Instructional, fun Soccer Program for 4-year-olds

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:30 pm

Governer’s Cup Hydrofest & Festival Saturday & Sunday October 12th & 13th

Sunset Lake along New Jersey Avenue between Rambler Rd. & Miami Ave., 9am-4pm. Live powerboat racing, along with food, craft and merchandise vendors. 3001 Pacific ave. WildWood, NJ


Trunk or Treat Wednesday, October 30th 6:30pm

Crest Pier Parking Lot, Heather & Crocus - DJ, Refreshments, Prizes


Dance/Gymnastics, Zumba, Bowka, Creative Dramatics, Fit Kids, Art Classes and much more coming this Fall! Call 523-0202 for more info



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“I’m missin’ you like I miss the sea.” ~Mason Jennings

Wildwood Crest Dolphin Swim Team A competitive swim team of the Middle Atlantic Local Swim Committee of the Eastern Zone of USA Swimming


Training at the Joseph Von saVage MeMorial pool 8800 new Jersey avenue Wildwood Crest, nJ 08260

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“Walk straight, act right, tell the truth... Keep your word, even if it costs you.” ~The Bible, Psalm 15: 2-5

Future Boxing Champions in The Wildwoods By Paul J Greenhalgh, Jr.

Immediately after winning his Light Welterweight championship Belt, Fred Druding And Danny Garcia celebrate victory in 2012 Holy Family’s boxers framed against the fall North Wildwood sky minutes before entering the tent for their 2012 matches


hey may be amateurs fighting in North Wildwood on Thursday night, September 19th, but you may be watching a future world champion. Harrowgate Boxing Club from Philadelphia will be again competing against Holy Family, the most formidable Boxing Club in Belfast, Northern Ireland. This has been an historic fourteen-year rivalry, which inaugurates the Irish Fall Festival in North Wildwood. Since the first boxing show, Olympic and worldrenown fighters have competed in the Harrowgate/Holy Family rivalry. Bagpipes have blared, National Anthems have been sung and well-trained young men and women have competed in pursuit of their dreams of greatness. Former Harrowgate fighter, Danny “Swift” Garcia, has earned his title as reigning Light Welterweight (140 Lbs) champion of the United States. Holy Family’s Tyson Fury (21-0) needs only one more victory to a challenge Vitali Klitschko of Russia for The World Heavyweight Championship. Danny Garcia was only ten when he first walked into the Harrowgate gymnasium, where Charlie Sgrillo, cofounder of the Philly Club, introduced him to boxing. His ability became immediately evident. Beyond his years, he demonstrated natural speed and power. His talent, fueled by an extraordinary dedication, molded him into a complete boxer. As the years passed, Angel, Danny’s father also a former boxer, assumed the role as primary boxing coach.

In the June 23, 2005 boxing show, Danny fought against Holy Family’s John Joe Joyce. Their fight was staged at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia. Danny lost a close decision. But, his skills were growing as a precocious 17 year-old. Since Danny has turned professional, he has won 26 consecutive bouts. On March 24, 2012 he won the WBC Light Welterweight title over Erik Morales of Mexico in a unanimous decision. Since then, he has defended his title three times and four months later Danny climbed into the ring in Las Vegas against heavily favored Amir Khan (7 – 1 odds) of Great Britain. The ring announcers on Cable Television’s HBO warned about a mismatch, because Danny appeared unseasoned. Danny trailed when he landed a devastating left hook in the third round, which floored Khan. In the next round Danny completed his knockout. On April 27, 2013 Danny won a unanimous decision over southpaw Zab Juda at The Barclays Center in Brooklyn before a live HBO national audience. At the age of 25, Danny is just approaching the prime of his career. “He is the total package. He does everything well and he is a coach’s dream,” observed boxing manager, Fred Druding. In an attempt to unify his title among the many international boxing associations, Danny hopes to fight Lucas Martin Matthysse in the fall of 2013. His next fight is scheduled for prime time on SHOWTIME. Danny’s choice in opponents has been aggressive, as he chooses to defend his title against only the best contenders.

Harrowgate was co-founded by John Gallagher and Charlie Sgrillo in 1972. On April 9, 2013 John was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame at a banquet at Cannstatter’s restaurant in Philadelphia. John was honored for his many decades of empowering successful fighters in North Philadelphia, while steering them from rampant peer-pressure. Boxing builds character and for some it provides the only way out of negative neighborhood influences. On April 20, 2013 Tyson Fury knocked out Steve Cunningham in a bout viewed by a national television audience on the ABC network from Madison Square Garden in New York City. Tyson boxed against Harrowgate for Holy Family in 2008, when he scored a knockout. He now stands 6’ 9’’ and weighs 260 pounds. He wore Cunningham down as the fight lasted into the 7th round. Tyson embellished the telecast by serenading his fans after his victory with an Irish song from his corner. Holy Family boxing club has won more medals than all the other clubs in Belfast combined. Ryan Burnet won a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics. Development of the fighters, who travel to North Wildwood, begins in Holy Family’s proud old gymnasium. Director, Jerry Storey has trained and coached four Irish Olympic teams. His staff includes many former boxers. On September 19th, 2013 Seamus McCann will climb into the ring to coach the Irish boxers from their corner. He has traveled the world while boxing, from Canada to Australia and throughout Europe. As a veteran he

In Belfast at ringside, actor Daniel Day Lewis clenches his fist with Holy Family’s Jerry Story, while filming “The Boxer.”

Seamus McCann after coaching his fighters is flanked by Irish rooters Marla Marguglio and Cathy Greenhalgh.

has been visiting Philly for 25 years, first as a fighter and then as a coach. He competed in more than 300 fights winning titles at all levels. He boxed around the world for Ireland at the international level. Currently, as a coach, he mentors boxers from the novice level to the open class. Seamus has a Master’s Degree in Engineering, which is his profession. As a coach in North Wildwood he confides, “We normally have a game plan, which we try to stick to during the fight. We work out tactics based on our opponent’s style and ability. I build my fighter’s confidence and motivate them to believe in themselves and their ability.” When asked, if an American from Wildwood visited Belfast, what would you show them first, Seamus became thoughtful. ”Soak in the atmosphere and meet the people. You will never want to leave. Belfast makes Wildwood look like a ghost town. Sample the great bars, restaurants, attractions and the amazing sun-soaked weather. Oh Well! Bring a coat. Ireland is green so we do get a lot of rain.”



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“The schoolhouse bell sounds bitter in youth and sweet in old age.” -Irish Proverb

ember 19th - 22nd t p e S e 1992 Sinc

Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce


North Wildwood’s 22nd Annual

IrIsh Fall FestIval Thursday, September 19th

A.O.H. Golf Tournament - $90 fee before 9/5, $100 after 9/5. 7:30am Breakfast, 8:30am start Cape May National Golf Course~ Rt. 9 & Fairway Dr. ~ 2 miles south of Rt. 47 Live Amateur Boxing - $25 in advance • $30 at door The Tent at The Pointe at Moore’s Inlet

Friday, September 20th

VENDORS - 8AM to 7PM Olde New Jersey Avenue LIVE IRISH ENTERTAINMENT 12NOON to 10:30PM Olde New Jersey Avenue

Saturday, September 21st

5K Run - 8AM SIGN-UP - $15 fee Olde New Jersey Ave. (prizes awarded) VENDORS - 8AM to 7PM Olde New Jersey Avenue LIVE IRISH ENTERTAINMENT 12PM to 10:30 PM Olde New Jersey Avenue BRIAN RILEY PIPE EXHIBITION - 10AM Sports Field 8th & Central Avenues IRISH DANCE LESSONS - FREE - 11AM to 1PM - Anglesea Firehouse

Sunday, September 22nd

MASS - 10:30 AM Saint Ann’s R.C. Church, Glenwood & Atlantic Avenues PARADE - 12:30 PM Starting at 20th & Surf to Spruce & Olde New Jersey Avenues GRAND MARSHALL Jere Cole - National Director of the Ancient Order of Hibernians VENDORS - 8AM to 7PM Olde New Jersey Avenue

OFFICIAL IRISH MUSIC TENT CONTINUOUS IRISH ENTERTAINMENT ALL WEEKEND LONG BUS SERVICE AVAILABLE Anglesea Fire Hall - 2nd & Olde New Jersey Ave.-Along Surf Ave. to 26th Ave. Additional Bus Service to Wildwood and Wildwood Crest For more info visit

1-800-IRISH-91 or

authentically irish {except for the fact that we’re in North Wildwood}

Anglesea Pub

irish pub & restaurant


Open Daily Happy Hour 11am-6pm Mon-Fri Serving Lunch • Dinner Late Night

Irish Sean McMullan Welcomes You!

Jig with us IrishWeekend sept. 19-22, 2013



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& Beyond

Weekend The Wildwoods, NJ


October 18 &19 DOORS OPEN 6 PM FRIDAY SHOW STARTS 7 PM October 18, 2013

Party starts on Friday Evening with the Nifty ‘50s Dance Party with DAVID CHRISTOPHER BAND and dancing all night. (TICKETS $15.00 PER PERSON)

SATURDAY October 19

Saturday afternoon kicks off with a STREET FAIR with FREE Musical Entertainment, Contests,Vendors, Classic Car Show, Doo Wop Back to the ‘50s Tour, and much, much more! FREE from 11 AM - 5 PM

Saturday Night


DOORS OPEN 6 PM, SHOW STARTS 7 PM (TICKETS START AT $49.50 PER PERSON) Oceanfront Arena, Wildwoods Convention Center Featuring:

Bogside Rogues • Sean Fleming • Paul Moore • Snog the Rock • Shanty’s • Jamie & the Quietmen MondAy Chicken Pot Pie $8.99 ~ Generous Cut Prime Rib $11.99 tuesdAy Jumbo WiNG NiGht with 14 amazing sauces wednesdAy traditional homemade meatloaf $9.99 Pasta Night $5.99 incl. Garlic Bread 1/2 Price Apps at the bar all day all night thursdAy iRish hAPPy houR where everyone is happy! 4pm~close Starting 3rd week of June - Live Irish Music fridAy tGiF happy hour Party til 7pm Discounted Drinks & Complimentary Buffet sAturdAy blackboard specials Ronn E. Dee & Name That Tune 9:30pm - Live music sundAy Roast turkey Dinner w/ all the Trimmings $8.99 ~ Peggy Jones & Quizzo starting at 9:30 CRAFT BEER ~ guiNNEss ~ smiThWiCks ~ hARp sAm ADAms sEAsONAL BEER ON TAp Find us on facebook

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TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: All Ticketmaster Locations • • 1-800-745-3000 or GWCOC 3306 Pacific Ave. Wildwood, NJ • 609-729-4000 For the complete list of Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce accommodation members, visit or call 609-729-4000. Fabulous’50s Weekend is a collaborative effort of the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce, Greater Wildwood Tourism Improvement and Development Authority, the Doo Wop Preservation League, the Greater Wildwood Hotel and Motel Association, and the City of Wildwood. “Funding for this project was supported in part by a grant from NJ Department of State, Division of Travel & Tourism”


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“Of all the people on the planet, you talk to yourself more than anyone. Make sure you are saying the right things.” ~ Martin Rooney

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5200 New Jersey Ave. Wildwood, NJ 08260 (609)522-3406

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A History of Experience, A Future of Excellence. We Look Forward to Ser ving You!

Uncle Bill & Aunt Betty and their entire staff invite you in for the best pancakes on the island!

Serving the finest & 28 freshest seafood for Years!

on the main road into North Wildwood Call Ahead for Take Out!

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Uncle Bill’s Pancake HoUse Burk & Pacific Aves. Wildwood by-the-Sea • 609.729.7557 Open every day 7am ~ 2pm Breakfast & Lunch

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Fresh & Cooked Seafood Take-Out Platters Homemade Soups - Appetizers Side Orders • Sandwiches JUMBO MARYLAND CRABS LIVE ~ COOKED

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“Money will buy you a pretty good dog, but it won’t buy the wag on his tail.”

As the dog days of summer grind to a sweet, sultry halt, now is the best time for a recent review, as the Summer of 2013 proved to be chock-full of beach, boardwalk, and blissfully blazing activities. Curley’s Fries Eating Contest & Festival provided a fun feast, kicking off a summer of entertainment at Morey’s Piers on Father’s Day weekend. Music filled the sea-sweetened air all summer long, parades abounded, and picturesque scenery could be found on every corner. Farther down the sandy path, a BBQ Champion found a prime spot at the Anglesea Blues Festival while Beach Concerts and Boardwalk Craft Shows blended as effortlessly as sun and surf, providing alternative entertainment during those blistering, blissful days. Beauty queens proudly wore their crowns, and the Sidewalk Chalk artists among us showed off their one-of-a-kind creativity. With temperatures soaring and air conditioners roaring, fantastic Fireworks on the Beach illuminated a shimmering summer spent happily by the sea... As summer slowly leaves our seaside canvas, we fondly recall all of the colorful events that took place While You Were Here...

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Unlocking the Sea Memorial Weekend A Chilly Start to Summer Memorial Day weekend started out unusually cold and windy (with only the determined few attempting kite flying). Fortunately, the sun eventually made a much-welcomed appearance, as locals and tourists celebrated the unofficial start to the Wildwood Summer of 2013.

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The Rev Riders, a group of 8 that fly Revolution kites that meet each year in Wildwood, come from as far as Washington DC to New Jersey through Connecticut all the way up to Ottawa

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John from Northfield NJ celebrated Memorial Day by building a Wildwood by-the-Sea sandcastle.

Due to the very high winds, few kites were flying in the Wildwood sky this past Memorial Weekend.

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A Candlelight Vigil on Memorial Day held at the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Wildwood honored our Veterans

After the official unlocking of the sea ceremony, 2nd graders, who were in attendance from every grade school on the island, set out to fly their kites that they made earlier in the Convention Center. John Lynch helped a 2nd grader untangle his handmade kite.

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“Every summer has a story.” ~Anon.

Come see our New Look!

A Summer in Photos

Open Every Day Steak • Seafood • Sandwiches • Salads • Soups

Father’s Day Curley Fry Eating Contest


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$1.75 Pints $2. Bottles $3. Drinks Special Appetizer Menu

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Fri. & Sat. All Year Long LeCompte • Sindi Raymond Jamison • Gary & the Kid Love Junk • & more!

Morey’s Piers, June 16th, 2013 with Olivia Quinlan

Father’s Day this year up on the boardwalk was a little bit unusual. On this holiday, dads from all over came together to compete in the 4th Annual Curley Fry Eating Contest. The contest involved having participants eating as many Curley Fries as possible in five minutes with nothing but water. Dave Brunelli, this years winner, from Philadelphia, PA said “It was more difficult than I thought it was going to be. Curley’s fries are so dense and thick”. The champion devoured three and a half pounds of fries and received a check for $500. Jack Morey runs this event every year and tributes Nathan’s Hot Dog eating contest for inspiration. “Like hot dogs, men have a special and endearing relationship with Curley Fries. No one comes between a man and his fries!” says Mr. Morey. When asked why he brought a food-eating contest to Wildwood, Jack Morey laughed and said “ This is the epitome of Wildwood and the Morey’s triage. We are tacky and proud of it, and well, this just takes tacky to new heights”.


Special Irish Menu!

MON: $3 Build A Burger • $1.75 Yuengling Drafts • $2.50 Yuenglings TUES: All U Can Eat Mussels $10.99 $3.50 Summer Shandy WED: $9 Shepperd’s Pie or Chicken Pot Pie w/side salad $3 Imports THURS: SOUTH OF THE BORDER Tacos • Fajitas • Margaritas $3 Lime A Ritas or Straw Ber Ritas $4 Coronas FRI, SAT & SUN: FISHERMAN’S CATCH OF THE DAY Blackboard Specials $5 Egg Sandwich & Mimosa, 11-1

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Jack Morey hosted the 4th Annual Curley Fry eating contest on Father’s Day taking Wildwood tackiness to a new level.

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New Jersey & Chestnut Aves. North Wildwood Open Tuesday thru Saturday

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Dads compete in the curley fry eating frenzy

Jack Morey with Wildwood Police & Fire who participated in the Curley Fry Eating Contest!

A very special competition took place between the Wildwood Fire Department vs. the Wildwood Police Department. WPD came out on top with Eli Abound (center) winning!

Jack Morey is proud to congratulate this new champion Dave Brunelli, who ate 3 1/2 lbs. of the Wildwood delicacy.



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“It is better to bite your tongue than to make a biting remark.” ~Daily Bread GOOD fOOD GOOD DRINk & GOOD fRIeNDs

I had so much fun on the new Zoom Phloom on Morey’s Piers!


Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce

Summer Kick Off Boardwalk Tour with Olivia Quinlan June 19th, 2013








Nothing Over $14.99

Another summer in Wildwood leads to lazy days on the beach and exciting nights on the boardwalk! Every year, it’s always fun to see the new shops and restaurants that are welcomed to our town. I was fortunate enough to join the invited guests, in addition to many members of the Chamber of Commerce and other residents of Wildwood as I attended the Summer Kick Off. As soon as I walked up to the front of Captain Jacks, Miss TracyLynn Dougherty put a Hawaiian lei around my neck and told me to hop on the tramcar. I

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was so thrilled! Feeling very “VIP”, we started off the afternoon with the ribbon cutting at We ‘R Wireless, then leading to Splash Zone where I saw the new motion stimulated water ride “Flowrider” and was shown a demonstration. We proceeded to another ribbon cutting at Winterwood and even saw Santa Claus himself! My personal favorite however, was when I saw Johnson’s Popcorn! Bringing an Ocean City classic to our boardwalk made me squeal like an 8 year old. Later that evening, we all went up to Capt’n Jack’s Island Grill’s deck to enjoy some delicious food (including Johnson’s popcorn) and drinks. The people of the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce truly are the sweetest, most generous people I’ve met. Thank you so much for this opportunity.


(609) 729-7290


17th Ave. between NJ &Central Aves. in North Wildwood




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A NEW & EXCITING UPSCALE CASUAL BYOB IS HERE! Olde New Jersey Ave. in North Wildwood

609.522.0104 Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce welcomed Johnson’s Popcorn to our boardwalk



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We’re “that” bar. . . with the Best Dj’s on the Island!

Mon-Weds specials featuring Miller lite WOrld fAmOus Buck YOu mONdAY $1.50 Miller Lites all night long. Also live radio broadcast Simulcast on 98.7fm 9pm-Midnite with host DVDJ Dino brought to you by Miller lite

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1st Annual Amateur Sandsculpting Contest, June 29th, 2013 with Olivia Quinlan Sandcastle building has always been a fun beach activity in my family as I’m sure yours too. What was more fun than competing with the family next to you to build the biggest castle when we were kids? Wildwood Crest’s 1st Amateur Sand Sculpting Contest took place this summer with families and friends of all different ages! The day was filled with sand, sun and sculpting. Matt Long, from Staten Island, NY organized this event and said, “I’m determined to make this the biggest amateur sand sculpting contest in New Jersey”. He claims that Wildwood Crest’s beach has “the best beach sand for carving anywhere in the world”. Mr. Long has been a professional sand sculptor for 10 years. He gives big thanks to the Public Works of Wildwood Crest for having “pre- dug” piles of sand for competitors, which really saves time. There are seven categories, each ranging with a theme and age group, including “Best on The Beach”, a winner chosen by the fans. Sculptures were judged on originality, structure and overall presentation. The crowd was fun and alive with dancing thanks to The Mango Men who energized the audience during the hot day.

$3 .50 3 Olives Cocktails with DJ Dino

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$1 .50 Miller Lites with DJ Dino 3 OliVes ThursdAY $3.50 for 3s w/DJ Qwik fridAY & sATurdAY with DJ Gibby

Larry Lohman LOVES The SUN & Wildwood Crest’s 1st Annual Amateur Sandsculpting Contest

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Doors open @ 9pm / Sat and Sun @ 3pm Walnut & Olde New Jersey Aves. North Wildwood 522-8570 Visit us on the web!

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Atop this epic replica of the Wildwood sign with beach balls that she helped build is 13 yr. old Erin Barth from Mullica Hill, NJ

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Best on the Beach Winner for “Boogy Woogy Spynx”, Richard Isgard from Freedold, NJ



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“We must adjust to an ever changing road while holding onto our unchanging principles.” ~Anon. OPEN 7 DAYS YEAR ROUND

Lunch • Dinner • Early Birds Late Night • Live Entertainment



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Italian-American Festival June 28th-30th, 2013 with Olivia Quinlan

The 19th Annual Italian-American Festival held in North Wildwood was filled with delicious food, dancing and tons of vendors. Not even all the rain we received could stop this party on this three-day celebration! The Cameos, Johnny Tocco and Philly Cuzz kept the crowd singing and dancing throughout the day and night. The music was my favorite part of the festival, because I love twirling my Nonna (Italian for grandmother) around. If you were craving a hot meatball sandwich or have a sweet tooth for an authentic


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cannoli, the festival gave you the ability to have many selections. There were plenty of activities for all, including children, in the 3rd annual Meatball Relay Contest. Teams of children got together to place a meatball on a spoon and run relay style. The Little Miss Italy Pageant also took place on Sunday. Sponsored by The Knights of Columbus #2572, this festival is always free! The Knights of Columbus is a non-profit organization and proceeds from the festival benefited Catholic education and other local charities. It truly was a weekend of fun, food and embracing Italian-American heritage!






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SUNDAY beer pong tournie! Ca$h Prize$ Open Every Day 11am - 3am Come to Goodnight Irene’s! Where every night is a good night!

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Outdoor Patio Bar ~ Open thru the Fall! 38 Beers on Tap!

Now Featuring 2 Taps from Cape May Brewing Co.


HAPPY HOUR Mon-Fri 4-7 at Bar Only ~ Appetizer Specials $1.50 Miller Lites $2.50 Domestic Bottles $3.50 Blue Moon Drafts $4 House Wine Wednesday $3. Fireball Whisky Shots “Beer Geek Thursdays”

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Sons of Italy members Dawn Chase, Greg Grasso, Betty Crossen and Chris Tagliatella

.49¢ Wings & Blue Moon Steamers 6pm-10pm $1 Off Craft Beers 7pm-11pm QUIZZO starts @ 10pm all specials are subject to change

on the corner of Poplar & Pacific Ave. in Wildwood, NJ (609) 729-3861

Crest Savings Bank sisters Julie Reeb & Jodie DiEduardo

Angela Borda & Rose Secelci

Meatball Race!



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4th of July Celebration


North Wildwood Mayor Bill Henfey said, “Our City loves its parades so much, that on the Fourth of July, we have two!” There were kids on bikes as well as patriotic pooches, all decked out in red, white, and blue.



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The Eisenhardt family came out in full patriotic force for the 4th of July parade

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CORNER OF ANDREW & PACIFIC AVES. WILDWOOD 522-5006 Dawn Chase with a couple of her Italian Spinones, Jake and Emilio

Gina McClain leads the patriotic North Wildwood Daisies, Brownies & Junior Girl Scouts of Troop #42540

• Voted Best Book Store on the Shore • We Have Books You Can’t Find Anywhere Else! CATEGORIZED & ALPHABETIZED George Capua

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Captain America proposed to his girlfriend Kristin at the parade and she said Yes! Open thru September

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“Live in each season as it passes.” ~Henry David Thoreau 102°. . .It’s doggone hot!

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June 21st, 2013 ~With all the crazy weather in the air, we needed CBS Eyewitness News weather forecaster Kathy Orr to predict the sun would shine all summer long in the Wildwoods. Here she is at 15th St. beach with NWBP Bill Ciavarelli, and NWW Rec staff member Vicki Rozanski.







(Front L-R) Nicole, Ryder, Madden, Tony, & Sam Toni, Crew, Manuel, Rose, Raoul, Anthony, Brendan, Steve

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June 14th, 2013 ~ NWBP Chief Tony Cavalier with Channel 6 ABC’s weatherman Adam Joseph reporting from the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse and Gardens, with Steve Murray (on side) as host.

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JIm & Kathy who just so happen to love The Sun, were spotted at the 30th Annual Cape May County Lifeguard Races at Rambler Rd.

Summer Concerts on the Lawn

Jim Souder & Patricia Callinan on a beautiful summer night in Wildwood Crest

The boardwalk displayed its craftier side featuring unique, handcrafted items throughout the summer. Managing the Boardwalk Special Improvement District Craft Shows on a hot summer dog day are ‘blonde & brunette’ Joyce Gould & Jane Shell of Wildwood Crest



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Cape May County Lifeguard 30th Annual Championship Races July 5th, 2013 with Olivia Quinlan Many locals and visitors came together on Rambler Avenue in Wildwood Crest on July 5th for the 30th annual Cape May County Lifeguard Championships. Since I spent my summers on Myrtle Avenue, I haven’t gone a year without watching lifeguards from different beach towns swim, run, paddle, and row. The competition is divided into six different events, with beach patrols from Cape May, Wildwood Crest, Wildwood, North Wildwood, Stone Harbor, Avalon, Sea Isle, Upper Township and Ocean City. From doubles row, to rescue board, to the run and swim and my personal favorite, surfdash, the crowd was cheering louder than ever! The surfdash is a quick relay race that has lifeguards dash into deep water before running out to tag their teammate to begin. It is so thrilling and intense. Taking home first place was Ocean City (OCBP) following a close second, (our own) Wildwood Crest (WCBP) and third, Avalon Beach Patrol. Wildwood Crest’s own, Steve Tarnowski came in first place on the swimming category. Such a great day to follow Independence Day in Wildwood!

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Rooting for the Wildwood teams at the CM County Lifeguard Races are best friends, Kierstin Kee and Marissa Conley




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8th St. on Boardwalk (Across from Music Pier) Ocean City 609-398-7457 254 96th St., Stone Harbor 609-368-3003

Wildwood Locations Roberts Ave. & Boardwalk 609-522-4396 22nd St. on Boardwalk 609-729-6022

Cape May Locations 513 Washington St. Mall 609-884-2834 728 Beach Drive 609-884-4287



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“Orange, yellow, green, red. . .another leaf just hit my head!” ~Anon.

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20th Annual Boogie Board Race July 13th, 2013 with Olivia Quinlan

Daily Happy Hour 4-7pm speCiAL driNk priCiNg $5 & $6 Apps

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Live Music . Seafood . Steak

A cloudy Saturday morning turned into a sunny day at the 20th Annual Boogie Board Races in North Wildwood this past July. This competition started so small and has grown immensely over the years. The races are divided into three age groups: 7 & Under, Ages 8-11 and 12 & Up. There are also three categories; Longest Ride, Best Overall Ride and Most Creative. Things got intense out there as the waves were huge! Prizes were given out thanks to the North Wildwood Recreation Center. I loved hearing the crowd favorites getting cheered on and the newbies as well! If I would have known about this contest when I was younger, I’m almost positive I would have crushed the competition!

Patrick & Michelle Rosenello with their 3 boogie boarders

. Ribs . Burgers . Great Apps

The best part of the race is that there are many winners who get many fun prizes!

3 course menu

$30 Anytime


Extended Bar with Casual Menu

Open Daily thru OctOber Dinner from 5pm • late Menu • Dessert • cocktails 9510 pacific avenue • Wildwood crest, nJ 609.522.5425 •

Lucas Ventresca & John Kohlenberg had so much fun!

Julianna Malusa and Julia Catar participate every year in the races.

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“When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.” ~”Things we learn from our dogs”

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Boogie boarders got off to an early start on a beautiful Saturday morning.


(The day before the race it poured for 6 hours straight bringing 5” of rain to the Wildwoods)







6 MOS.-3XL North Wildwood Rec team together with the North Wildwood Beach Patrol know how to put on a great boogie board race.

For the Fall Festival in You, We Have the Brew!


2 Locations! Under Same Ownership

Wildwood’s Original FULL DeLi COUnter Green’s Liquors

• Lunchmeats Sliced to Order • Rolls • Pickle Barrel • Salads • Sides

Open 7 Days

Bada Bing w/Roasted Peppers

HOagie trayS FOr every OCCaSiOn • Italian Sampler Trays • Italian Specialties & Salads • Healthy Alternative Hoagies

5301 Pacific Ave.

Outstanding Selection of

Fine Wines, Spirits and Seasonal & Craft Beers 5301 Pacific Ave. at Hildreth • WILDWOOD, NJ 08260 609-522-WINE (9463) “Your Store at the Shore” Open Year Round




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“No one will know what you mean when you say, “God is love”—unless you show it.” ~Daily Bread

Amish Market


of North Wildwood 7th & New Jersey Aves. Open 7 Days 8am-9pm

1-800-AMISH-AVe (264-7428)


4 Annual Cornhole Tournament July 13th, 2013 with Olivia Quinlan th

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The bags sure did fly high on Wildwood & Oak beach during the 4 th Annual Wildwood Cornhole Contest on July 13th and 14th. Cornhole is a popular beanbag toss game usually held at tailgates or barbeques. This tournament was based off of double elimination where teams of two paired up to contend. Winners won custom cornhole sets at each tournament on Saturday, and on Sunday champions won up to $1,000 in cash prizes! This game invented in Ohio, traveled its way down to Wildwood and brought tons of weekend fun to Wildwood. Juli, Chrissy & Joe at the Cornhole Tournament

On-Site Butcher

USDA Black Angus, Homemade Sausage & Scrapple Sliced to Order Lunchmeats

Barbecue Pit

Baked Goods, Baked Fresh Daily! Fresh Donuts • Pies • Cookies • Bagels • Fruit Breads & More

Healthy Grab & Go Meals

Rotisserie Chicken • Smoked Ribs Pork • Wings • Turkey Legs Many Hot Sides to Choose from! Pickled Products • Jams & Jellies • Pasta Salads • Cucumber Salad Baked Beans • Cheeses

The cornhole tournament provided a great beach day for all who attended. (And to break out the wonderful old vintage beach umbrellas)

Salad Bar with 45 Toppings (Mix & Match)

99¢ Coffee Any Size Cup Breakfast & Gourmet Sandwiches (Eat in or Take out) •Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice, Lemonades, Grapefruit Juice • Fruit Smoothies • Fresh Cut Flowers

Fresh & Organic Produce Organic Milk & Eggs

It was a perfect day on the beaches of Wildwood for the competition... hot & steamy!


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“Be yourself. No one can say you’re doing it wrong.” ~Snoopy, (Charles Schultz)

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Visit us at the SEafood fEStival oCt. 5th

BEst sEaFood & BEst Family dining –Freetime

Schellenger’s Restaurant 1 1/2 Hours


Freshest Seafood • Steaks • Chicken • Pasta • Soups

3516 AtlAntic Ave. • WildWood, nJ • 609-522-0433 Claudia, Phyllis & Tony Catanoso with Steve Murray are some of the biggest fans of the Hereford Lighthouse

Seasonal Hours in September - Open 3pm ‘til Closingth oCt. 6 Early Birds 3pm - 5pm from $11.95 exc. Sat. Thank You!

See you in Cocktails • Beer • Wine • Martinis New Menu Selections • Children’s Menu Available 2014! all major credit cards accepted


Capt. Ken Shivers, spent 62 years on the ocean as a commercial fisherman. You can often find him sitting by the lighthouse with his photo books, eager to tell you a fish tale or 2 of his days at sea.

Shrimp, Buffalo Wings, Cheese Steak Egg Rolls or Crab Puffs Good only with purchase of adult meal. one per person. Not valid with any other offer or take-out. must present coupon when ordering. ~sUN~

Wittler Philip Drumm & folk singer Teri Hislop entertained the crowds

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1st & Central Ave., North Wildwood 609-522-4520 Richard Dietz loves to share his extensive Wildwood photo collection. He is author of “Welcome to My Wildwood” which documents his vivid memories of growing up here. To find out more, call Richard at 215-407-4135


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“History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes,. . .

Only a handful of true Wildwoodians can say. . .


Dr. Margaret Mace Dec. 21, 1871 - Dec. 15, 1951

The Sun’s 9th Annual ‘Baby’ Reunion Dr. Margaret Mace graduated with her degree in medicine in 1905 from the Women’s College of Medicine in Philadelphia. She began her practice in North Wildwood at 17th & Pennsylvania Ave., later moving her expanding practice to an office at Chestnut & New Jersey Aves. She opened her hospital, in which approximately 6,000 babies were born, on 25th & Atlantic in 1915. It remained in operation until 1950. Dr. Mace passed away at 81 years of age on December 16, 1951. At her first testimonial in 1929, Dr. Mace said, “There is no place on earth like my home town; no people like my home people; I came here when it was a wilderness; it is one of the finest places in the world; in my work I have tried to do my best, but I had help, helped by the hand of God.” Mid-wife Hattie Long opened her maternity home located on Montgomery Ave., Wildwood in 1926, three years after her

husband’s passing. For twenty years, Mrs. Long worked alongside four or more doctors, delivering around 515 babies. Although it has been sold many times, the maternity home still stands today, filled with many memories. Because we here at The Sun feel it is our duty as well as our privilege to celebrate our islands rich history, we happily gathered, on the bright and sunny morning of July 15th, 2013, 40 Mace babies, 17 Long babies and 3 home-delivered babies for the 9th Annual Baby Group Photo Reunion held in the courtyard of the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse with our “pioneer families” fondly recalling a time when our island was literally the wild woods. Our efforts would not have been possible without the help of dedicated Hereford Lighthouse “friends” Steve Murray, Betty Mugnier & Diane Maguire who have been a constant support of this annual event since its inception.

1. Ronald W. Griffith June 3, 1938 2. Jack Mattera May 22, 1931 *. Rosalie Weatherby Paul May 30, 1942 *4. Suzanne Holt Sept. 16, 1947 5. Gary Hendrixson May 3, 1946 *6. Elizabeth Cole Gargan Sept. 17, 1932 7. Leah Laine Dare July 18, 1925 8. Floss Jennings Oct. 30, 1924 *9. Bruce Hendrixson June 30, 1944 10. Marian Shivers Mouklas July 30, 1921 (Our oldest baby with Dr. Mace’s photo) *11. Shirley Palmer Feb. 25, 1937 12. Beverly Gross Clark Oct. 1938 *13. Charlotte Caterina Lauriello April 26, 1945 14. George E. Anderson Sept. 4, 1943 15. Ray Bierbrunner July 13, 1937 16. William Bierbrunner Feb. 23, 1936 17. Midge Lutz Boyd Aug. 17, 1944 18. Janet Polis Blackmore Feb. 18, 1937 19. Lana Turner MacDonald Nov. 15, 1946 20. Carol Turner Leeper April 29, 1949 (Our youngest Dr. Mace baby) 21. Adelaide Bierbrunner Mazza July 7, 1938 *22. Joyce Grosse Bramble June 16, 1944 *23. Robert Speigel Aug. 10, 1947 (Bonnie James Speigel Feb. 27, 1949) *Indicates those who attended for the first time.

24. Patricia Greenfield Britt Jan. 18, 1946 25. Marvin R. Tozer May 9, 1931 26. H. Bergen Ellengsen Aug. 12, 1940 27. Anna Bierbrunner Baker April 13, 1943 28. Joan Prendergast Foley April 10, 1935 29. Fred W. Neal July 3, 1929 30. Harry DiSilvestro Nov. 9, 1941 (aka the Italian Superman) 31. Ray Lindholm Oct. 7, 1936 32. George Carlson May 1, 1924 *33. Dennis B. Reed Nov. 13, 1948 34. George M. Thomas Feb. 20, 1936 35. Leroy J. Thomas Feb. 20, 1936 36. Harold Thomas March 10, 1928 37. Bill Morey April 19, 1929 38. Dr. Joseph Salvatore Aug. 29, 1930 39. George Muller Feb. 2, 1939 *40. Angela DiMauro Sacchet Dec. 14, 1947 There were a few missing babies: • James Cafiero Sept. 21, 1928 • Larry Lillo Oct. 20, 1947 • Adele Mangino Hunter Oct. 16, 1926 • Louise Hand Mihalek Aug. 17, 1948 • Margie Miller Patterson born Aug. 5, 1933 who always remembers her sister Julia Miller Gates Jan. 17, 1932- 2006



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. . .to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days.”

~Winston Churchill

Only a handful of true Wildwoodians can say. . .


1. Edwin Nesbitt Oct. 2, 1940 2. Patricia Nesbitt Nagel Oct. 12, 1946 3. Cathy Nesbitt Smith March 25, 1944 4. Louise Bebler-Coront March 13, 1950 5. Karla Svard Frederick April 17, 1940 6. Inge Friesenborg Laine Aug. 2, 1939 7. Paul W. Dare Feb. 16, 1949 *8. Mary K. Barber April 3, 1942 9. Florence Newmaster Turner July 19, 1941

*10. Vicki Weatherby Bundschu March 15, 1949 *11. George Bundschu June 8, 1948 12. Brook Koeneke March 29, 1936 13. Ann Gaskill Rea Feb. 1, 1938 14. John (Jack) Long Aug. 5, 1929 15. Carol Tozour Lechner Dec. 14, 1941 16. Joyce Wilson Lamanna Feb. 13, 1941 *Indicates those who attended for the first time.

Only a handful of true Wildwoodians can say. . .

“WE WERE BORN AT HOME!” 1. Phyllis Barr Catanoso, Dec. 24, 1923 Delivered by Dr. Hornstein at her Grandmother Erma Cline’s home at 109 W. 18th Ave., North Wildwood, NJ 2. Alarik (Gus) Laine, May 15, 1931 Delivered at home at 320 W. Walnut Ave., North Wildwood, by Dr. Wallen 3. Evangeline (Angie) Lebato Greenfield Delivered on March 17, 1920 by a midwife at home at 4600 New Jersey Ave., Wildwood, NJ

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“The beach is where our souls realign with the universe. The horizon answers questions. The surroundings give peace.” - Gracie Arbitell

Not Just Another Day at the Beach! 5th Annual Day at the Beach July 19th, 2013 with Olivia Quinlan NWBP and 21 Down Organization held it’s 5th Annual “Beach Day” on July 19th on the Inlet Beach in North Wildwood. This event started with the vision of giving children with Down Syndrome an opportunity to have a beautiful day at the beach doing water activities they might not typically feel comfortable attempting by themselves. This special “Beach Day” has become a beloved day for the North Wildwood Beach Patrol (NWBP) guards and the 21 Down families. Families from Ocean, Cape and Atlantic counties came out for fun, as well as families from the surrounding areas of Philadelphia. “ The NWBP spoils these kids for the day by giving them opportunities to get them out into the water, further than they may have ever been on soft top paddle boards and kayaks.” says Lauren Auty, who is a registered nurse at Cape Regional Hospital. “We also try to enforce ocean safety and provide lunch, ice cream and endless hydration on this hot day”.

The North Wildwood Beach Patrol had great support from local community businesses and donors, especially the Greater Wildwood ELKS volunteers who helped create abundant summer memories for these families. Sunshine, new friends, races, and ice cream? Sounds like perfection to me. I’m so happy everyone had a beautiful day at the ocean!

NW Mayor Bill Henfey and Larry Hippen the Fudgie Wudgie Man (above) joined in the fun!

Fern Brown, (Secretary of 21 Down), Pam Ginet (treasurer), Jill Patro- (VP of 21 Down), Lauren Auty & Lauren Johnson Danielle Bradley

Natalie Kuprianov & Ron Simone

NW Elks Volunteers-- Kass Fredrecksdorf, Carol Cray, Cathy Reynolds, Pat Thomas, Linda Wright, Pat Burns, Rosemary DeMaio Bill & Lauren Auty, responsible for bringing this ‘special’ day to the beach, 5 years ago.

Group of brothers Dan, Sean, Mike, and Kenny Brightcliffe

The Johnson family from North Cape May: Charlie, 7, with his mom Lauren, and big sisters, Veronica and Allison

NWPB Bill Auty, Tom Edwards, Bryan Baker & Rich Crean... it’s possible these guys had more fun than the kids did at the 5th Annual Day at the Inlet Beach

Ready! Set! Go! The children participated in lifeguard style races and had a blast!

Chloe Byrne and Ronni Johnson

NWPB Tom Edwards was stoked to spend the day in the water with his young friends



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Abecunas kids. Baby Jake performed a “Disappearing Puffs” magic act for the crowd.

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“You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks” ~Winston Churchill


W ild H alf K ids m arathon Lions, Tigers and… Cougars? Oh my! Morey’s Piers hosted their 3rd annual Wild half Mile which encourages kids to exercise and partake in their first “mini marathon.” The Wild Half Mile, a run for kids 12 and under, began at the Wildwoods Convention Center and ended at Mariner’s Landing Pier on Schellenger Avenue. The kids really showed their “wild” side by dressing in animal print, wearing animal ears and tails and having their faces painted! Following the race, families and kids headed to the waterparks for some water fun in the sun!

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Nicole DeLoose was ready to run like a cheetah down to Mariner’s Landing Pier

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“Life’s too short! Kiss slowly, Bark insanely, Love truly & forgive quickly.” ~Arthur, the Pug

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Photos submitted by George Capua North Wildwood Car Show was held on the North Wildwood boardwalk on Saturday July 20th, 2013.

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North Wildwood Mayor Bill Henfey presented Frank Pastore with the Mayor’s Choice Award for his 1956 Chevy Bellaire

Bill Palladino with his “Driver Choice” Award next to his 1966 Chevy Chevelle If you can’t stand the heat...

NJ State BBQ & Blues Championships Festival was held in North Wildwood on a beautiful weekend of July 12-14

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Record breaking crowds enjoyed eating their BBQ favorites & dancing to Blues music

Even the seagulls attended the festival

Jack’s Down Home BBQ was a hit


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Oak & New Jersey Aves. in WILDWOOD

ESA Surf Contest

Hannah, Keelly & Marina sparkling on the 4th of July


Rose Alfe (center) & friends at Friday Night Happy Hour

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June 29th, 2013 Joe & Lisa Grottola, directors of the South Jersey district ESA, were unsure if the contest would go on, but the storms cleared out and the waves began to line up to make a perfect day for the surfers.

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LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Greetings from Pittsburgh! Julie & Daisy Csahok are huge fans of Wildwood by-the-Sea!

Fri. Nights “Sounds of Sinatra” with Benny Marsella 7-9PM $5 Martinis / $5 Appetizers 9PM - Closing Party with Benny’s Dance Music Sat. & Sun. Live Entertainment with “STAR” and “JUST IN TIME” Guest Appearances from “Juliano Bros.” and the “Aquanets”


Eastern Surf Association member Holly Toft, from Cape May Courthouse gets her board ready for her heat.

IN MEMORIAM Sansom, the official greeter at Michael’s Fabricare, passed away Aug. 14, 2013. Our deepest sympathy is extended to his master, Michael Cummiskey of 17 1/2 years. Sansom will be sadly missed.

Delivering fresh, pressed articles of clothing to Cape May County’s best dressed since 1987 Full-Service Quality Dry Cleaning Pick-Up & Delivery Service Same Day Service • Alterations • Repairs 3209 NEW JERSEY AVE. WILDWOOD 609-522-6291 609-522-4499 Mon-Fri 7am - 5:30pm Sat 7am - 3pm Visit for specials!


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Lainie, Lola, Andrew & Zoe from Ocean City, NJ were at 12th St. surfing beach for the ESA.

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CALIFORNIA IN THE CREST. 4 BR, 3 Bath authentic beachhouse style home has been remodeled to perfection. Every amenity imaginable. Wildwood Crest $699,500.

UNBELIEVABLY PRICED. 2 BR, 2 Bath year-round condo walking distance to shopping, waterfront dining, boating & fishing. Pet friendly. Wildwood $174,900.

BUILDABLE LAND. Lot with country feeling, cleared for construction of your summer cottage near the Bay or yearround home with privacy. CMCH $60,000.

MODERN MANSION. 4 BR, 3.5 Bath newly constructed home offers top-of-the-line quality inside and out. A haven for the discerning buyer. Diamond Beach $995,000.

NEAR DELAWARE BAY. 3 BR, 2 Full Bath home with two decks is six years young. On large lot with mature shade trees, fenced rear yard. Villas $159,900.

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BEACHBLOCK DUPLEX. 2 BR, 2 Bath units with excellent rental history, steps to the white sand! Well maintained, rentals in place. Wildwood Crest $599,000.

CALLING ALL SAVVY INVESTORS! Strategically located in the heart of a business district, this tract is perfect for just about any commercial use. Rio Grande $1,250,000.

NO DETAIL LEFT OUT. Custom 4 BR, 3.5 Bath home has every amenity. multi-zoned gas heat and AC. Two MBR suites and so much more. Wildwood Crest $665,000.

GREAT COMMERCIAL POTENTIAL. 3900+/- sq ft block bldg on 80x100 lot has steel beams, paved offstreet parking. Being sold ‘As Is’. Wildwood $179,000.

WATCH THE DOLPHINS PLAY. 3 BR, 2 Bath upside down home w/endless possibilities. Panoramic views of Delaware Bay, direct beach access. Lower Twp $1,100,000.

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ANGELSEA RETREAT Close to the beach, intimate complex with pool, tennis court, club house, & garden courtyard. This low maintenance unit allows you to ENJOY the SHORE at a fantastic price! 150B Allen Drive $104,900 Call the North Wildwood Office

SURF & BAY CONDO Excellent location for this first floor YEAR ROUND one bedroom with a POOL, outdoor shower, grill, & laundry. Low condo fees! Pet Friendly! Great rental potential! 304 Surf Ave #2,North Wildwood $129,900 Call the North Wildwood Office

OPEN & AIRY Well maintained 3 BR top floor unit, close to bay and shopping area. Owner occupied & never rented, is in excellent condition. Large front deck with retractable awning off of the living room. This unit is bright and has windows all around to catch the nice sea breezes, Also has an enclosed outside shower. 311 W. 16th Ave. N. Wildwood, NJ $229,000

SUNSET LAKE VIEW This well maintained year round triplex is located 1/2 block from Sunset Lake. Two 1 bedroom units and one 2 bedroom unit. Property also offers a laundry facility, outside shower and great views of the lake. Used mainly for friends & family this neat & clean property offers plenty of potential. Call TODAY! 101 E. Farragut Rd., Wildwood Crest $369,000 Call the North Wildwood Office


Steps from Hereford Inlet Lighthouse & the new seawall. 3 BR, condominium with central air and gas heat. Within walking distance to all of the best things North Wildwood has to offer. Well maintained and clean as a whistle. Rents for $13,000 for the season then weekends in September. Excellent for Irish Weekend! 114 E Chestnut Ave,North Wildwood $184,000 Call the North Wildwood Office

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UNOBSTRUCTED OCEANVIEW An efficiency unit at the Coral Reef Condominium unit for someone who wants a simple escape with a spectacular view of the ocean. View this unit today!! 513 E 7th Ave,North Wildwood $154,900

BEAUTIFUL RANCHER Centrally located on a quiet road in a spacious wooded setting, this 3 bedroom has many upgrades including gas fireplace, wood stove in the den/ rec room, gas heat, central air, hardwood floors, & new carpet in bdrs. Come see TODAY! 112 Birch Dr., Cape May Courthouse $195,000

PEACEFUL & CONVENIENT This spacious yet simple rancher has an open floor plan, 3 bdrs, 2 baths, large living/dining room that opens to a multilevel deck and pool. Close to town yet secluded at the end of a cul-de-sac. Please come see for yourself why this home is special. 13 Aspen Dr,Cape May Court House $244,900

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Enjoy the quiet side of the island in your yard or at the nearby playground. This 3+ bedroom is conveniently located near shopping & bayfront activities. Charming with many loving touches. 220 W 20th Ave,North Wildwood $229,000

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gth that will last them a lifetime. It will pay you to get a home at the seashore for your children’s sake.”

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Enjoy the lovely sunsets or take a cruise on your boat. Fish and Crab and entertain on your dock. This charming little home is perfect for your summer fun. This is your opportunity to own a waterfront home for an afforable price. 650 W. Spruce Ave, North Wildwood $299,000 Call the North Wildwood Office

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“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” ~John D. Rockefellow ”If you like Whale’s tale…you’ll LOVe splash!”

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Fine handcrafts & jewelry! Beautiful new Sea Glass jewelry in colors for Summer! Visit us on Carpenter’s Lane 2 BLoCks from WhaLe’s taLe 513 Carpenter’s Lane, Cape May, nJ 08204 609-846-7100

Happy Baby Vince Piccirilli, Kevin Tinneny, NWBP Chief Tony Cavalier, Pat and Michael Raila “happy Paige”

106 Jackson Street, Cape May, NJ 609-884-5922

Island Art of Stone Harbor Specializing in Beach and Tropical Art

Lifeguard Hot Dog Run 2013 ‘The Jersey Shore is Stronger than the Storm’ has become the mantra of the homeowners and businesses that were affected by Hurricane Sandy. To feel the spirit of this mantra, one need go no further than The Wildwoods beaches, as once again, on August 3, 2013, the North Wildwood lifeguards were treated to lunch by the Tinneny, Raila, and Prickril families and Shoobies Good Eats. What has been affectionately dubbed by the lifeguards as ‘The Hotdog Run’, started more than 20 years ago. In gratitude for their services to the community, Kevin Tinneny organized the first Hotdog Run which provided lunch for each

of the lifeguards.   Lifeguards literally guard our lives as we enjoy our beautiful ocean, as well as provide first aid care and help in finding lost family members and children.  This year the Tinneny and Raila families were hit exceptionally hard by Hurricane Sandy when their house sustained damage from 15 inches of water entering their home. Their summer cottage has flooded repeatedly over the years including 30 inches of water back in March 1962. While the work on their house continues, a decision was made to put saws, hammers, and nails away for one day in order to show gratitude to our awesome lifeguards. Maintaining a normalcy in the face of adversity is what a strong spirit is all about. Thanks to our lifeguards, we can open our beaches and show the world that we are, indeed, stronger than any storm.

Guards, Mike Markee & John Livingstone receiving their dogs just the way they like them.

Mike Raila, Kevin Tinneny, Capt. Bill Chiavarelli & guard Terry Boyle at 5th St. beach.

~by Gina Prickril

August 3, 2013

• Wood and Metal Wall Sculptures • Seaside Accents, Lamps and Furniture • Fun Family Beach Portraits (Quick Turn-Around)

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Island Miniature Golf Grand Opening ~July 31, 2013

Ribbon cutting with Stephanie Bennett, owner of the Island Miniature Golf course on New Jersey Avenue in Wildwood. Commissioner Peter Byron presented Stephanie with an official Wildwoods Certificate of Appreciation and named July 31st as Island Miniature Golf Day. Stephanie’s plans are to expand in 2014 with batting cages, Swirly Twirly Frozen Yogurt stand and a small arcade. The 1 acre site has ample parking for the players.

Dominic, Ava, Gianni and Ernie Troiano were the first to play a round of miniature golf.

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“The rare moment is not the moment when there is something worth looking at, but the moment when we are capable of seeing.”

Travels with T he SUN Joseph Wood Krutch


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SURFSIDE WEST DINER Flipping eggs for 50 years!

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Surfside West owners Michael & Jeanne John with their grandchildren Owen & Zoe


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4-5:30pm Daily 4 Courses from $9.95 Fun Friday Happy Hour 6-8pm Wayne & Kenny Jeremiah

JOEY M every Friday & Saturday Live Entertainment

“Follow the river and you will find the sea .” ~French Proverb


“The SUN” on a glacier near Mt. McKinley (L-R) North Wildwood summer condo owners, Rich and Karen Triglia, traveled with friends Jean and Dan Upton to Alaska to cool off this summer. While on a 2-week cruise that departed from Vancouver, Ed & Carol Gorczyca visited Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska. It was 58° on July 25th. Thank goodness they bought The SUN along! They celebrated the beginning of their retirement aboard this spectacular Island Princess cruise ship. The Doran family of Media, PA and North Wildwood, NJ recently took a trip to Paris to celebrate Laurie’s 50th birthday. Being the quote lovers that we are here at The SUN, we mimic the words of Audrey Hepburn “Paris is always a good idea!” Thank you Ed, Makayla, Holly and Laurie Doran for taking us on le tour de Eiffel!

“Where Cooking Comes from the Heart” Now that’s amore!

Drink Specials • $5 Bar Menu Lite Fare Menu! 4600 P acifi c A v e . W i l dw o o d , NJ 609-522-8300 Drawing of Joey M courtesy of Jersey Cape TV Magazine

OCT. 6th, 2013 Little Flower High School for Girls, Philadelphia, PA, CLASS of 1953 60th REUNION at Brookside Manor, Feasterville, PA. Contact Bette Santore Dunn (610)942-4649 or Betty Miller Salvino (215)322-0373



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“There are places I remember all my life. . . some have gone and some remain .” ~Beatles

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ith three pennies safe in my pocket, I ran up the street to the Anglesea train station. A slight breeze brought the salt air in from the ocean. The ever present powerful beam of light from the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse swept across the sky, around and around it went, lighting up the roof tops and flashing in bedroom windows. Off in a distance, the clanging of the bell buoy that marks the entrance of Hereford Inlet Channel could be heard. Other kids would be at the station also. We would play tag and run in and out of the train station. Members of the community were standing about in groups conversing about the latest happenings of the day while waiting for the train arrival. In the quiet winter night, you could hear the train blowing its steam whistle at a far off distance. It was the most forlorn sound, like a lost

child crying out in the wilderness. Then you would hear the train rumble across the Beach Creek Bridge. With a high screeching whistle, the train announced its arrival as it rounded the bend into the Anglesea Station. With bells clanging, and hissing steam, the train rolled to a stop. Passengers disembarked, the baggage car door slid open, and bundles of newspapers were thrown out. Harold Braidwood cut open the bundles and the crowd milling about, each paid their three cents for the paper and went home. With a couple of short blasts on the whistle, the train continued on to the next station at 17th Street, North Wildwood and then on to the Wildwood station. With the fresh smell of printer’s ink, I dashed home with the newspaper and dumped it in my father’s lap, sitting by the wood stove waiting for the latest news.

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Al’s First Winter in WILDWOOD by-the-sea

Al at his summer home in the winter. (This is a more recent picture)

by Al “Butch” Love


can relate when I hear people talk about how long they have been coming to Wildwood or how long they have owned their summer home. My family has owned our summer home in Wildwood since 1912, the year the City of Wildwood was incorporated. My grandparents, James W. Love and Catherine Love, purchased our home on August 11, 1931. My grandfather died in 1933. My grandmother Kate transferred the house to my parents Alex and Anna Love in 1935. It was turned over to me and my family in 1999. Growing up, Grandma Kate and I were always close. I was her first grandson. She bought me my first Easter suit. She also nicknamed me Butch, a title that would stick with me for many years growing up and something only a few close friends still call me. She was a very feisty woman. On Saturdays, we often went into Philadelphia on the trolley to see a movie on Market Street. Then we would eat at the Horn & Hardart coin operated cafeteria where a few nickels could get you a sandwich, a drink, and a piece of their pie. . I really enjoyed my summers in Wildwood with my friends and family, spending time at the beach, boardwalk, attending dances at the Starlight Ballroom, crabbing and fishing, and playing baseball at the parks. I also had an array of summer jobs during this time. Summer brought warmth, suntans and happy days with friends. But the summer of 1956 ended and hence, my story begins. In 1956, I graduated from high school in Philadelphia and had no plans whatsoever after that except to spend summer in Wildwood again. The summer was over too soon and Labor Day was here. In the 1950s, all the summer resident owners and visitors closed up their home, packed their cars, and headed out of town on Labor Day. Schools were starting, vacations were over and everything closed up on the boardwalk and in town. The traffic out of town on Rio Grande Avenue and N. Wildwood Blvd. was bumper to bumper. The stores on the boardwalk were boarded up for the winter and the bars in town had their last call. The signs went up: See You Next Summer, Thanks For A Great Season. My grandmother, who lived with us in Blackwood, NJ, and I agreed to spend more time together at our summer home. The weather was still nice and we had no plans back home. It was a strange feeling to watch my parents, sister and two brothers drive away up Glenwood Avenue without us. At that time I did not know that I would spend the whole winter

here with my Grandmother Kate. I was seventeen and she was seventy-six. What a pair! I had worked that summer in the kitchen at Jackson’s Coffee Shop on Oak and Pacific Avenue owned by Jack Bickel and decided to keep working there so I could have spending money. My friends, Richie Snyder and Frank Breslin, who were seniors at Wildwood High, also worked at the coffee shop. They were both on the football team and I would go watch them play at the old Maxwell Field on Saturdays. I also attended the basketball games at the school. The fall in Wildwood had a crisp feel to it and everyone felt energized. Everybody seemed to know each other. The stores were still open during the day. There were people walking, jogging, and riding bikes on the boardwalk. I had bought my first surf board at Scoops Taylor’s Sporting Goods Store on Rio Grande and New Jersey Avenue. Scoop was the Crest Lifeguard Captain at the time and owned the store with Curt Simmons, who pitched for the Phillies. It was a long board, over 11 feet long. I still have it. I surfed the waves on Glenwood Ave up to Thanksgiving Day. No wet suit. My social life revolved around my new friends who attended the high schools in Wildwood. If someone owned or borrowed a car it was for cruising along Pacific Ave, after school, after football games, or on weekends. It was sort of like the movie, American Graffiti. I’d stop at the Tom Cat Restaurant or Snuffy’s for cokes and hamburgers and mingle with other kids. The days got colder and darkness came earlier. Winter was here. The local business owners mostly closed up and headed to Florida for the winter months. Our house was a summer bungalow not built for year-round living. The heat came from a small oil heater in the center of the living room. The rest of the house was cold. We were the only ones living on our block. There were not many people who lived in the Wildwoods during the 1950s. After dinner, my grandmother and I settled into our games of checkers, monopoly, and scrabble. Most times the television was useless as we had an antenna on the roof and the pictures always faded away. It was a bitter cold winter but we were determined to make it as we looked forward to the spring. We talked at length most nights as she filled me in on our family origin. The spring finally arrived and the weather got warmer. People start arriving to check their homes and get ready for the summer season . The town came alive. Summer finally arrived and Grandma Kate and

Al’s grandmother Kate, sitting at her home in Wildwood with her two sons, Al’s father Al, right, and his Uncle Jim Love.

Al’s grandmother Catherine Love with her two sons, Al, right, and Jim, left

Al’s grandfather James Witherow Love March 3, 1874 - Oct. 18, 1933

I had survived! My friends and family returned and it was happy days are here again! Summer ended and I left for college for two years, followed by three years in the Army. Grandma moved back home to Blackwood and kept correspondence with me as I traveled around the world from base to base. The Army base was looking for a lifeguard on weekends to guard the soldiers swimming in the Black Sea. Since I had a Red Cross life savings badge from a college course, I qualified. There I was, sitting on a jeep with a whistle watching about fifteen guys swimming alongside farmers who were washing their water buffalos. Let’s just say it was not like Wildwood’s beach! I could expect a letter from Grandma at least three times a month, with a little prayer and family news. Stationed in Turkey, I looked forward to a letter from Grandma Kate. With about three months to go before my tour would end, the letters from Grandma Kate stopped coming. Soon after I received a letter from my mom informing me that Kate had died in her sleep at the age of eighty two. She had a good life and I missed her but our year in Wildwood together will never be forgotten. She was special to me. A lesson there is always give your loved ones a kiss and hug before you leave home. There remains an old wooden cane in her bedroom closet at the shore as a reminder to me that she is always there looking after me. Even after fifty- six years since My First Winter In Wildwood.



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I want to thank you for the great job you did with the July-Aug. issue of The Sun. It is excellent. What a neat collection of articles, photos, etc. You obviously put a lot of time into this and it will be a collector’s item for me and, I am sure, for many others. ~ Dan Mac.

My son was kind enough to bring home current issue of The SUN [JulyAug.]. Superb editorial. Wow, I always thought too that the beach was the edge of the world and swimming in the ocean something incredibly special. Again, just so well written. Continued success and thank you for an incredible periodical. ~Malcolm

I enjoy reading The SUN. I save all my old copies so I can read them during the long winter months, until I can hear the seagulls and find that perfect spot on the beach. I am originally from New Jersey, so my summers were always spent at the shore. ~”Jersey Girl in PA.”, Gina Pekaar

I want you to know I thoroughly enjoy reading The SUN every time I am in the Wildwoods. ~Ronnie G. I’ve been hunting down and reading The SUN since its inception. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE everything you do! I hoard them and read them over the winter to cheer myself up. My family’s love affair with The Wildwoods began long ago in the 1950s. Keep up the great work! It is so appreciated by many. ~Cathy DeAngelis & Family

BOY SCOUT TROOP 185, NORTH WILDWOOD 1978 L-R seated: Scott Vance, Jamie James, Chris D’Amico, Pete Timmons, Tom Brennan, Mike Thame, Ross Hoffnagle, Tom Simms L-R standing: Volunteer Scout Leader William Wienberger, Paul Koch, Bob Osborne, Rob Bailey, Bernie Chestnut, Chris Colson, Ron Gelzunas, Bob Ragabuto, Scott Hoffnagle. Missing from picture ScoutMaster Bill Flynn. This photo of Troop 185 of North Wildwood was taken at Camp Roosevelt Summer Camp in 1978. The troop was sponsored by the Moose Lodge #585. There were 50 active scouts in the troop at the time. Other adults who volunteered their time were Leroy Shanklin, Charlie Kiesle, Harry Wheaton, Charlie Cripps, Alise Nelson, Anne Nanos, Betty Glenn, Ken Glenn, Ralph Johnson, Bill Wiszt, Willie Wienberger, Dick Vance, Bob Hoffnagle, Dave Cox, Mike Boulageris, John D’Amico, Wes McShaffery, Bob Osborne, Ralph James, Lou Vito, and Roman Osenchuk. Bill Flynn was the ScoutMaster at the time. Before him, it was Tom Morowski who had kept the troop going strong without much support except from the Moose Lodge.When the parents became involved, the troop flourished and camped out every three weeks during the fall, winter and spring months.Troop 185 of North Wildwood became the most active troop in South Jersey during the late 1970s and 1980s because of the adult volunteers and positive spirit dedicated to having fun while learning about the outdoors.The list of adult volunteer names was taken from the 1978 charter of Troop 185. The photo and information including fond memories were submitted to The Sun by Bill Flynn.

From the fray of everyday One joyful memory That Wildwood childhood Where beaches stretched Pond scenes etched Of pancakes and pails Of waves and sails No frets, regrets Forgotten, they came And went like the tides With comfortable regularity Escaped the angry push and pull That storm called living normal Lives subsided under those bright skies their noisy discontent muffled by boardwalk screams filled with neon gleams A retreat, cotton • candy • caramel Popcorn time. . . And now After so many hurricanes Whipped and thrashed The man looking for repair For home Settling with the gulls Lulls himself Into false peace, finds himself An abandoned shell A beach sand hole Left by that unattended child And the tide washes over and over Until there is no hole, no shell No memory of either Nature’s way, these beaches On lonely beaches She stands a Lighthouse A constant beam, who knows the way To find home, to help navigate She opens herself to the lone child The weary man New light flashes I am here I am here I am here. (Anonymous)



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“A morsel of genuine history is a thing so rare as to be always valuable.”

Remembering City Historian

George F. Boyer

~Thomas Jefferson

“Newspapers develope pride in a community and perpetuate the story of individuals and events. Local history is important, it is the foundation stone to all history.” ~George Boyer

By Kathy Boyer Maher

George F. Boyer in the museum on the second floor of City Hall, 1976. In 1990 the museum moved to its present location at 3907 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood, NJ.

“Who is George F. Boyer?” Visitors see that name on the Wildwood Historical Society museum at 3907 Pacific Avenue, but few of them know that he was a butcher, a businessman, a fireman, a historian, a writer…and my dad. Born in Philadelphia in 1904, Dad moved to Wildwood around 1932, working as a butcher in the Acme and later opening his own grocery store on Pacific Avenue, a busy shopping area in the 1950s. I loved “working” in the store when I was little, helping to bag groceries. Taught to be frugal, one day I refused to give a customer a paper bag for her dozen oranges, so I lost my “job” and was relegated to stocking shelves. I was disappointed when Dad gave up the store to become a full-time fireman, but I enjoyed hanging around the firehouse and watching the trucks tear off to fires, sirens wailing. In those days (the late 1950s and early ‘60s) the firehouse was in the 4400 block of Pacific Avenue, next to the old City Hall. We lived right across the street in a spacious apartment above Ganser’s Bakery. Oh, how I loved smelling the freshly baked bread as I left for school in the morning! On summer evenings, Mom and I would sit in the screened-in porch on the second floor of our build-

ing, watching passersby and waving to Dad as he worked. Little did I know that he would become Wildwood’s first and only official city historian. Earlier this year, when Anne Vinci, President of the Wildwood Historical Society, asked how my dad first became interested in the history of Wildwood, I realized that I had no idea. On the cusp between Barbie dolls and boys, I paid little attention to what my parents were doing with their time. I only recall that one day in 1963, Dad asked if he could “borrow” my 45-rpm record of Bobby Rydell’s “Wildwood Days.” He knew an important artifact when he saw one: That record went into the newly founded museum of Wildwood history—and I never got it back! In fact, I think that’s probably how Dad got most of the artifacts for the museum: He sweet-talked people out of them. In 1962 a local newspaper wrote that “George Boyer, a Wildwood fireman with a weakness for New Jersey history, and a small group of local residents believe that hundreds of musty documents locked in attics, basements, and old chests could tell an extraordinary story about the history of Five Mile Beach. The group is seeking out the documents with the intensity of a batch of bloodhounds.” Luckily for Wildwood, those “bloodhounds,” led by my dad, were passionate about local history and saved many of the mementoes that would otherwise have been lost. In November 1976, only a few months after his first book, Wildwood: Middle of the Island, was published and the museum was renamed in his honor, Dad passed away, but his legacy lives on. The museum continues to delight and inform visitors to the Wildwoods, just as Dad would have wanted!

George F. Boyer (left) at the Pure Food Beef Co., Philadelphia, PA, 1931.

George Frederick Boyer with his parents, Bertha Gabriel and George Garfield Boyer, 1905.

George F. Boyer in his grocery store at 3012 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood, NJ, 1950.

George F. Boyer, Pottsville, PA, 1925.

George F. Boyer at the groundbreaking for Wildwood’s new City Hall, 1962. The shovel became one of the first artifacts placed in the museum, founded in 1963.

Kathy Boyer Maher at the 50th Anniversary Celebration for the George F. Boyer Museum, June 2013.



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We are so pleased to report that our visitors’ count has been steadily increasing throughout the summer. It appears that locals and out-of-town visitors are finding their way to our museum. They stop in to either research a property, a friend or relative, donate some photo or artifact or just plain enjoy the “Wildwoods their grandparents knew.” We originally began the season staying open from Tuesday through Saturday, but thanks to our Board Member Treasurer, Kathy Skouras, we are also open on Mondays. Between Kathy and our office manager, Mona Pluck, the ladies are doing a fantastic job of helping our visitors find their way around the museum. We have also been fortunate enough to have an additional volunteer help with our scanning project. Her name is Joan Husband from Wildwood Crest, and joined us in July. We are so very grateful to these volunteers who faithfully give us their time to secure the history of our island for generations to come. About three years ago a young man and his family came into our office and gave us a disk. It seems the young man researched the various buildings of the island including, motels and apartments, condos, restaurants and some niteclubs. He listed them by name, address, year built, whether they were still standing and the year they were demolished, and a “special notes” column where he gives the builders’ names, the various names the building took on, additions to the building, etc. That year he was going into his freshman year in high school. This year he and his mother came into the museum again, with an up-dated version of his first disk. He included well over 500 structures and possibly closer to 800. The young man is Jackson Betz from Downingtown, PA, and he’s going into his senior year of high school this fall. Jack-

son’s effort has become a big part of our research resources. We are so appreciative of this young man who walked into our museum one day and made a difference. Thank you, Jackson, and we wish you the very best in your future endeavors. Then, in March of this year, I heard from a Keith Shepherd, owner and operator of Airdevil Airbrushing from New Hope, PA. He asked if we would be interested in an interactive mini billboard he would construct for our museum, to put on display in our Boardwalk Room. It would be about 66 x 23 inches with chase lights around the Castle Dracula Sign. You could press a button, and it would play “spooky” music. The Executive Board agreed, and Keith constructed this mini billboard, complete with sound. He drove down here to install it along with the help of our Board Member, Al Brannen. Local electrician, Len Lauriello installed the necessary outlet, and we were in business. Needless to say, the Dracula billboard is a favorite of the young crowd. Thank you, Keith for approaching us with your “labor of love”. It’s been a GREAT success! We remind you that we are still selling memorial bricks. They have been installed outside of our front door. Stop by and take a look. AND, if you haven’t already placed your order, stop in for an application. Keep in mind, that we will be open Monday through Saturdays until September 28, and then we go on our part-time schedule of Thursday, Friday and Saturdays, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. We are closed Sundays and all national holidays. Until next time. . . be happy and be well.

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“From this day to the ending of the world, but we in it shall be remember’d; We few, we happy few, we Band of Brothers...” ~William Shakespeare

The Story of Marcel Bertrand, The french kid of the 83rd Signal Company by Antoine Noslier


Marcel Bertrand was born February 21st, 1929 at Dinan in Brittany, France and spent his childhood there. On August 2nd, 1944, he was present when the men of the US Army 6th Armored Division arrived in Lanvallay, a suburb of Dinan. There, he witnessed the 6th Armored being attacked by the paratroopers of the German 2nd Airborne Division. Five tanks were destroyed and some men were killed. A street fight ensued that lasted half a day until the artillery and some planes came and opened fire to cover the advance of the 6th Armored Division. They left Dinan and continued their push west toward Brest. A few days after that, on August 5th, 1944, the Americans liberated the town of Dinan from the Germans. The bridge between Lanvallay and Dinan had been partially destroyed. The engineers of the 308th Engineer Battalion, 83rd Infantry Division built and deployed a bailey bridge. The infantry crossed this bridge and went North toward the town of Dinard. Like all the inhabitants of Dinan, he went to see the American troops who crossed the town.

It was probably at this time that Marcel met and sympathized with the Americans and became a guide for them, because he knew some of the routes across the minefields near Dinard. He worked with some men of the 83rd Signal Company, exchanging some eggs for the famous military rations. He said “We were the winner in these exchanges”. Some of the men he worked with were Sheldon “Joe” Cubberley of Trenton, NJ, Henri J. Bedard of Champlain, NY, Philip B. Johnson from Michigan and Milenko Tomich from Ohio. After a meeting between Marcel, an officer of the Counter Intelligence Corps and two men of Dinan who could vouch that he could be trusted with serious work and information, they asked him if he would like to continue with them. The truth was that he lied about his age, as he was only 15 years old, so that he could continue to go on with his new friends. The 83rd Signal Company left Dinan and moved south toward the town of Chateaubriant, where they were attacked by some German planes. In the picture above, we can see Marcel, just before he needed to dive for shelter under a dodge weapon carrier. After that, they traveled with their mobile unit radio SCR-399 to different towns such as Vendôme, Montargis, south of Troyes, Bar sur Aube and St-Mihiel until they reached Luxemburg. They were stationed at Gasperich, south of Luxemburg city and moved toward Belgium when the Germans launched their counter-offensive in the Ardennes (the famous Battle of Bulge). At that time, Marcel was sent to the French army because the French who were in the US Army were not allowed to go into Germany. Marcel and some other french men took the train to SaintMalo, a town near Dinan, to stay at a barracks there. He left the next day, due to the bad reception they received from the men of the barracks, and went to his home, where his family welcomed him. The following day, with his equipment and uniform, he left his home and headed to Dol-de-Bretagne, where he knew that an American unit was.

On his way, he found a patrol of MPs who took him to the Military Police Headquarters. After some questioning, he was accepted by them as interpreter even though he spoke only few words in English. The unit of Military Police was the 387th Military Police Battalion. The unit moved to pursue their mission in the Cotentin Peninsula (Cherbourg, Sainte Mere Eglise, Saint-Lô, Coutances). Later they continued to Domfront, La Ferte Mace and Mortagne. He became good friends with another French man who served as interpreter for the men of the 387th MP Battalion, Danny Moliniee. In April or May of 1945, the 387th MP Battalion received a message from the 83rd Signal Company asking that Marcel return to the 83rd Infantry Division. After a meeting with Marcel, the 387th MP officer in charge accepted the transfer with regret, but he knew that Joe Cubberley and the others (in the 83rd Signal Company) were important to him. Joe Cubberley had become a 2nd Lieutenant after he went to officer’s school near Paris. Joe came to take Marcel with him to be with the 83rd Signal Company during the military occupation of Germany. They were in southern Germany (Osterhofen, Vilshofen, Passau and later at Linz, Austria). During this time, Marcel went fishing in the Bavarian rivers. Although the war was over, he still had to watch out for the « Werwolf » during these fishing parties (the « Werwolf » was a group of fanatical Germans who wanted to create chaos in Germany). In October 1945, he returned to Reims, France where he had three options... -To go in the USA, and become an American citizen. -Return at his home. -To go in Japan, for the military occupation there. Marcel preferred to go to Trenton, NJ in the USA with his friend, 2nd Lieutenant Joe Cubberley, but when he returned to his home, his mother (who passed away at the age of 101 years old in March 2013) asked him to stay with his family, because she thought that if he went to the USA, she would never see him again. Marcel received a Good Conduct Medal from the US Army, thanks to Sheldon Cubberley. Marcel stayed in France with his family. Some letters were sent between Marcel

and “Joe” Cubberley, but the contact was lost when Marcel joined the French Army. He became a paratrooper and fought during the French Indochina war (the first Vietnam war) and during the war in Algeria. He retired from the French Army with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.


Fast Forward to January, 2012 January, 2012 Dear SUN, I live in Brittany, France. I read your article about Henri J Bedard and I was surprised, because today, a friend of mine, Marcel Bertrand (who is French and lives in Brittany) has served with him during the WW2. My friend Marcel was a French volunteer in the 83rd Signal Company, 83rd Infantry Division. I would like to know if Mr. Bedard is still alive, and if he is interested to contact my friend Marcel Bertrand. I think that Henri J. Bedard is the last man still alive who know Marcel. Can you help me? Best regards, Antoine Noslier

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After 67 Years, WWII Veterans Reunite

Marcel Bertrand and Antoine Noslier met in March 2009 when Antoine contacted WWII survivor Marcel, who lives near his hometown in France. Antoine is a WWII re-enactor and is very passionate about the 83rd Infantry Division. His new found friendship with Marcel set him on an inspired quest to find Marcel’s living “band of brothers.” With this being the internet age, Antoine did a Google search, with Wildwood’s own Henri J. Bedard’s name as his only source of information (originally spelling his name with a “y” instead of an “i,” temporarily hastening his search). His online pursuit eventually introduced him to the Sun by-the-sea’s editor Dorothy Kulisek (myself) and the feature on Henri J that appeared in the Spring 2008 edition of the paper. As Marcel’s story on the adjacent page portrays, he and Henri J’s story began when they served together in WWII. Marcel first met Henri J. at the age of 15 when he was a French volunteer in the 83rd Signal Company, 83rd Infantry Division. Marcel, who was born at Dinan in Brittany, France, met and sympathized with the Americans and became a guide for them in 1944, when the Americans liberated the town of Dinan from the Germans. Fast forward many decades later, when a nostalgic Marcel, with the help of a determined friend, Antoine Noslier, attempted to build a bridge between himself and his past. Meanwhile, the story on our very own Henri J. began on a dairy farm close to the Canadian border where he was born in October 1923. (Henri J. is looking forward to his 90th birthday this October.) He would eventually work for the Federal government in Washington, D.C. before being drafted in 1944, ultimately ending up in the 83rd Infantry Division. Following his Army days, he returned to working for the Federal government. He then moved to Philadelphia where he managed a gas and repair station. In 1951, he acquired Henri J’s, a service and then-gas station in North Wildwood, where he remains to this day, along with his son Hank, taking care of the vehicles that make their way around the Wildwoods.

A short time after this e-mail connection, Henri J. received a two-page, handwritten letter from Marcel. Henri J., who is fluent in French, then corresponded with a letter of his own, making for a special reunion across the miles. When the story on Henri J. first appeared in The SUN in 2008, never would I have imagined it would connect two WWII comrades, reaching across the Atlantic to France! The Sun’s mantra stands true, “Where yesterday and today meet by the sea,” bringing people together over the miles and the years through stories is its ultimate goal. What a gratifying experience it is. With the help of God and a 26 year-old man, Antoine Noslier, from Brittany, France, I was blessed to take part in reuniting these two “band of brothers” from across the sea, who have lived a lifetime since their war days 67 years ago.

WWII comrades, Henri J. Berdard & Marcel Bertrand speak to one another for the first time in 67 years HENRI J. BERDARD 1945 March 1943 - January 1946 83rd Signal Company, Champlain, NY

Antoine & Henri J enjoyed great conversation during their visit together

Fast Forward to July, 2013 This story of reuniting originally appeared in the Memorial Day 2012 edition of The Sun and was just a chapter in the tale of two war brothers. Another chapter was etched in time when an actual face to face meeting took place. On July 30th, Marcel’s friend Antoine arrived at Henri J’s to spend a day and a half in the Wildwoods before attending a WWII Convention in Washington, D.C. I was blessed to spend time with both Henri J. and Antoine, enjoying breakfast at the Star Diner, touring the Boardwalk by way of the Tram Car, and topping the night off with a visit to Sam’s Pizza and Kohr Bros. Antoine knew his visit wouldn’t be complete without making Marcel a part of his own Wildwood experience.  He arranged a phone call between Henri J. and Marcel, and in those moments, the bridge of time between these two men was complete. While playing a small part in this ongoing saga that spans the globe to our seaside part of the world, I am honored to say that yesterday and today truly met by the sea.

Dorothy Kulisek

Henri J & Antoine on the Tram Car

Hank, Henri J & Antoine at the garage

At Sam’s Pizza with Tony Spera Henri J & Antoine at The Star Diner

Not only was it Antoine’s first visit to Sam’s Pizza Palace, it was Henri Js too!

A visit to the boardwalk wouldn’t be complete without a taste of Kohr Bros. ice cream


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“Heaven’s a little closer in a home by the sea.” ~Anon.

This Old Shore House by Marilyn Guidetti

Bob, Fran, Mike, Andrea, & Ray Guidetti, Memorial Weekend 2013 Bob & Marilyn Guidetti dining on their porch, 2013

The Guidetti boys, Easter Sunday, 1974

The original house with new porch addition, 1976

When we bought our shore house many years

The shore house after a major renovation,

and grandchildren came along, we needed more space again. This time we hired a contractor because it was a major renovation, but of course my “handyman” husband contracted him to stop after installing the sheetrock. Then we took over with the rest of the work. The Shore house was my husband’s hobby. He did all the maintenance he opened and closed it at the beginning and end of the seasons. It would be very rare for him to call an electrician or plumber, let alone a carpenter.   That was until this year. This Spring he had a medical procedure and the doctors told him to take it easy.  Our sons and their families were worried and did not want him to exert himself.  Plans were made for all of us to get together Memorial weekend and ready the house for the summer. The boys took over, one family hired a pool service to open the pool, another son brought over his power washer and cleaned the whole exterior of the house.  The deck and some rooms were painted.  The girls did major cleaning inside, while I cooked for the gang. Now this all sounds great, but not to a do-it-yourselfer.  He was not happy with the pool service opening the pool, he knew he could do better.  Then he asked why were they taking so much time with the power washer, the house is not that dirty? (Did you see the runoff water?)  “Ooops” the new paint does not match the leftover deck paint, we did not see it till half the deck was painted.  Okay, the screens have to be cleaned, but the power washer will take care of that, then the windows by hand.  With a number of people trying to coordinate things and keep Dad happy we did have a few mishaps, which we will probably laugh at later on. It reminded me of an incident many years ago when my brothers bought a fixer-upper to rent out.  The family came out one weekend to help.  One brother just finished painting the front door when my other brother came around the

corner pushing a lawn mower, minus the grass catcher, you can just imagine what the door looked like. I know even though he felt he could do things better his way, my husband soon realized his family really loves him and wants him around for a long time. When the weekend was over everyone left feeling very tired but I think the boys felt they had to show their appreciation for the “shore house” and the love for the man behind it, who gave them and their families and friends so many years of fun and memories. Now that most of the heavy lifting has been done, I look around and there is a memory surrounding even the smallest item in the house. I may be a little bit of a hoarder (which the family makes fun of) but the grandchildren love to see the old treasures and hear the stories about them. Many of the items belonged to their fathers while they were growing up in this house. We did quite a bit of entertaining over the years, and always told people not to bring any food when they asked, “what can I bring?”. Not to come “empty handed” they always brought a small gift and of course since it is a shore house they brought something nautical. Mermaids, fish, boats, anchors, shells, etc. cover so many dishes, candles, wind chimes, pillows and more all though the house. I always tried to be a good hostess and found a way to incorporate the gifts in my décor. Those things too, have memories about the people (some gone) that gave them to us. I think my husband realizes he did a wonderful job of building not only this old house but also the memories it surrounds. The house may be built of wood and stone on the outside but it is filled with love and caring inside. Our wish is that it will never be too small to welcome all our families and friends and that we will always have a good story to tell.

ago, my husband still had a full time job and our sons were very young. We could not spend as much time at the shore as we wished, so we sparsely furnished and decorated it then rented it out. We loved the Jersey shore so much that when our circumstances changed we decided to use the house ourselves. The house endured many changes. We put on additions so we could rent part of it.  We kept changing which bedrooms we used to accommodate a growing family.  We moved beds, bought bunk beds, hide-a-beds, etc. There was a time when my husband and I slept on a sofa bed in the living room. Now I know many people do that, but we shared the room with a moped.  My oldest son had a summer job and needed transportation.  We did not have a garage or shed and the yard was not fenced in, so my husband built a little ramp and each evening after work my son parked the “bike” in the living room. Then we built a shed so finally the moped had a storage place. We got rid of the pull-down attic stairs and put in a staircase to the “second floor”, but if anyone was more then five and a half feet tall they had to duck down so as not to hit their head on the ceiling.  But the boys loved it, we decorated the space and they each had their own sleepingarea. Finally I had a private master bedroom. Many of my son’s friends from North Jersey joined them as summer police officers.  Since the training started before the season, some of them bunked at the house until they could rent rooms.  Other friends just dropped over for the night if they came to the shore late.  My mother-in-law tells a story about going to sleep one night with just the family at home, then waking up to find wall to wall friends on sleeping bags. Then the boys became men, girlfriends became wives,



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SUN fan, Barbara Grover of Chalfonte, Pa. has been summering in the Wildwoods for 14 years and loving every minute of it.

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The Antonelli family would like to thank Bob Ingram & Tony Deutsch for including them in the new Boardwalk2 movie. The Antonelli’s enjoy spending time all year long at their summer home here as they dream of moving to the island permanently one day.

Debi Soper, retired from the TItle Company of Jersey in Wildwood after 34 years. Happy retirement! Sent in from Alice Savino

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The Big Blue Sightseer has been sailing daily all summer long out of Otten’s Harbor in Wildwood for 60 years. In 1953 Capt. Otto Stocker purchased a boat hull which he built up into the Sightseer that he operated for about 30 years until he retired. Wildwood native Chuck Schumann grew up working for Capt. Stocker on the boat and took over the wheel in 1983. Capt. Schumann continues to sail this nostalgic Wildwood icon.


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Yesterday & today: 1913 - 2013 Voted ‘Best Pot Roast’ Lunch & Dinner Blackboard Specials {Updated Menu}

Aug. 9, 1913 ~ Aug. 9, 2013

3301 Atlantic Ave. Wildwood, NJ

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Bobby & Margie Villone, Tucker’s proud owners

Tucker’s Pub celebrates the 100th anniversary of their historic building! Aug. 9, 1913 ~ Aug. 9, 2013 The building where Tucker’s Pub now resides, located at 3301 Atlantic Ave, has a long, 100-year Wildwood history. The property, which was a bank from 1913 until 1993, then became a food court, followed by an ice cream parlor and then a Chinese restaurant. Bob & Margie Villone became its owners in 2001 and worked tirelessly to transform the building into an upscale Irish pub, embracing the Irish philosophy of “Sit long, talk much and laugh often,” while preserving as much as possible of its original, beautiful interior. On August 9th, patrons packed the pub to help celebrate Tucker’s part in Wildwood’s history. The Irish Pipe Brigade of the Wildwoods and Duffy String Band were there to help celebrate in style.

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A CAMPAIGN CRUSADER Among the many who were instrumental in the Save Wildwood Catholic campaign was Rich Bischoff, (pictured above with his wife Linda) a builder by trade who redesigned the entire layout of the inside of the school to encompass a new grade school and a high school while leading all of the construction work. Perhaps Carole Pantalone, who is on the board at Save WCHS, said it best, “I believe at times in my heart that was his major job on earth from God.” A job well done, indeed.

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Lucas Bottoms & Susan Boswell working on their tans at the Inlet beach in North Wildwood

N. Wildwood summer home owners, The Gillan family~ Mike & Linda, Alex, Kevin, Bridget & Kerry

Kaitlyn Corcoran, dreams of being a future NWBP girl guard, as she stops for a pose outside of her very favorite store, Russo’s Market

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Following an elaborate Escape Plan from the hectic Hollywood scene, The Family comprised of creative characters plan on enjoying an Indian summer, Wildwood style. The beach, minus annoying paparazzi, quickly beckons, where the contented stars spend hours soaking up the Sun by the sea (with plenty of SPF to protect their surgically-enhanced skin). Don Jon loves the nostalgic romance the town inspires, while a creepy Carrie is just crazy about the upcoming Halloween events. The Counselor wisely advises his fellow characters to enjoy their break from the limelight, surmising their time beneath our stars will soon fade. He happily learns that sunshine and starlight never fade along the coast, they simply guide the way into the next brilliant season. Before following the sun and stars to the nearest movie theater, please check your local listings for release date changes… Riddick (Vin Diesel, opens Sept. 6th) fights to survive on a sun-scorched planet, where he’s surrounded by a violent alien nation. The arrival of two ships, scarier than multiple trips on the Ghost Ship, brings chaos, danger and a blast from the past. The Family (including Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer, opens Sept. 13th) filled with Mafia members strangely drawn to the intricacies awaiting participants at the upcoming Trunk or Treat for Halloween find themselves in France in the witness protection program where they try unsuccessfully to reform and blend in with their surroundings. A game more mind-bending than a day on Adventure Pier unfolds when a desperate father (Hugh Jackman) takes Prisoner(s) (opens Sept. 20th) the man (Paul Dano) he believes responsible for the disappearance of his daughter and her friend. Decent but misguided guy Don Jon (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, opens Sept. 27th) looks for true love at the Wildwood Block Party and Music Festival where he finds his dream girl (Scarlett Johansson), who challenges him to change his ways. A financially-strapped student (Justin Timberlake), who strikes out at Ed’s Funcade Boardwalk Treasure Hunt, gambles online then becomes the Runner (who meets another) Runner (opens Sept. 27th) when

he tracks down the offshore entrepreneur (Ben Affleck) he believes cheated him. Astronauts (George Clooney and Sandra Bullock) defy Gravity (opens October 4th) when their attempts to return to Earth send them drifting in space, where the view is rumored to almost be greater than the one found atop the Giant Ferris Wheel. Tragedy awaits Romeo and Juliet (Ed Westwick and Hailee Steinfeld, opens Oct. 11th), who secretly meet at An Olde Time Italian Festival as well as the Irish Festival, when they are forbidden to be together by their diverse, feuding families. Sheltered high school girl Carrie (Chloe Grace Moretz, opens Oct. 18th) feels right at home at Zombie Mud Run when she learns her newly-developed telekinetic powers make for the best revenge against her brutal peers. When a structural-security expert (Sylvester Stallone) is wrongly incarcerated in a prison he designed, he hatches an Escape Plan (opens Oct. 18th) along with a fellow prisoner (Arnold Schwarzenegger) in time for (crime-free) Fabulous ‘50s & Beyond Weekend. The Counselor (Michael Fassbender, opens Oct 25th and also stars Brad Pitt) is up for the Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey but not for the challenge of the people (including Penelope Cruz and Cameron Diaz) he meets in the world of drug trafficking. Romeo and Juliet spend long, romantic hours wishing on our multitude of stars, hoping their forbidden time together will last through eternity. The Gravity of their situation, however, is not lost on their cast mates, who optimistically believe miracles, including an alteration in tragic love stories, can happen along the coast. Even the otherwise tough Riddick finds magic in our moonlight (as well as our movies). Wanting the enchantment to last, the big-screen beauties take Prisoner(s) every blissful, coastal moment, determined to capture its charm forever. With autumn a breathtaking beat away, a Runner (followed by another) Runner is seen coasting through town, announcing the start of the most colorful season by the sea… Follow Meg the Movie Buff at



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Shop Online! On Sunday, June 30th, 2013, many friends & family gathered together to celebrate the lives of Tom & Debbie Quinn. It was both their 60th birthdays and their 40 yr. wedding anniversary. Stories were shared, tears of joy were shed, and new memories were made. Wildwood natives, Tom & Debbie, live in Virginia now along with their children, Bill & Becky, but a big piece of their hearts will always remain on the island.

Lauren PInson Now & Then at Magic Brain Coffee. Wildwood in 2008, Cape May, 2013 Below: “Best Buds” Patrick O’Grady and LouAnn Catanoso shared a memorable evening with Tom & Kathy Melchiorre and Cathy & Louise Catanoso during his visit from Belfast, Ireland. Patrick & LouAnn met in North Wildwood over 20 years ago and became the best of friends. (July, 2013)


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“Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night.” - Old Proverb Churches in the Wildwoods Printed with compliments of The SUN with blessings. To update your listing call 609-522-2721.

Eureka Baptist Church 142 W. Spencer Ave. 522-1028 Sunday School 9:45am Sunday Service 11am Wed Prayer 7-8pm

Anglesea Baptist Church

3rd & Atlantic Ave. 522-2951 Sunday Worship 10:30am Eve. Prayer Meeting 6pm Wednesday Family Bible Classes 7pm

Asbury A.M.E. Church Young & New Jersey Ave. 729-5584

First Presbyterian Church 4511 Pacific Ave. 522-1244 Sunday Service 11am Wed. Bible Study 10am Youth Program Fri. eve

First U. M. C. of Wildwood Crest 6700 Atlantic Ave. 729-4265 Sunday Service 9:30 Women’s Bible Study Tues. 9:30am Pastor’s Bible Study Wed. 11am


7110 Seaview Ave. Wildwood Crest 522-4114 MON-FRI 8:30am SAT. 4pm SUN. 8:30, 10am

St. Ann’s RC Church 2900 Atlantic Ave. Wildwood 522-2709

Weekday Masses MON-FRI 7am SAT. 4:30pm / SUN. 7:30, 9, 10:30, 12n SUN. 7pm, Spanish Mass thru 9/29 Sun. 8, 9:30, 11

Beth Judah Temple Pacific & Spencer Aves. 522-7541 Shabbat Services Saturday 9:30am

Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Plenty of parking

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 2810 Atlantic Ave. 522-5000 8am Spoken Service w/Communion  10:30am Traditional Service w/Communion ~ Sunday School.   Third Sunday of each Month 10:30am Contemporary Blended Service w/ Communion

North Wildwood United Methodist Church 2nd & Central Ave. 522-2271 Sunday Service 9am

St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox 301 Anglesea Ave., 522-0152 Orthos 9am Divine Liturgy 10am

119 E. Rio Grande Ave. 522-8489

Sunday School 9:45 Sunday Service 11am Eve. Service 6pm Sunday 6pm 97.9fm radio

St. Simeon’s by-the-Sea Episcopal

Central Bible Church

26th & Central Ave. 522-8389 Sun. Holy Communion 9am Wed. Healing 6:30pm

18th Ave. & Central Ave. 522-5917 Sunday Service 11am & 6pm

Crest Community Church Crocus & Pacific Aves 522-1618 Sunday Services Casual Sunday Breakfast & Worship: 9:30isham Kind of Formal Worship: 11am CLOTHING CLOSET & FOOD PANTRY SOUP KITCHEN: Sun & Mon 4:30-6:30

First Baptist Church Maple & Atlantic Ave. 522-2981 Sunday School 9:30am Sunday Service 11am

The Carpenter Shop

4505 Park Blvd. 523-1444 Sunday 10am Weds & Thurs. 7pm Tues. Intensive Care Prayer 6:30pm

West Wildwood Bible Church 9 Neptune Avenue 523-8863 Sunday Service 10am Eve. Prayer 6pm Wed. Prayer 7pm

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A Tribute to a Special Friend,

Frank Steich

Frank Steich went to his eternal reward on January 6, 2013. But he will never really be gone. His presence will always be with us in our minds and in our hearts. We will miss him. But his laughter, his ready smile, his willingness to lend a helping hand, will remain with us, always. We can not help but smile as we remember the great fun we had at the Steich’s summer home on Avenue J in West Wildwood. The generosity and hospitality that Lillian and Frank showed in opening their home and their hearts to us and our family will never be forgotten. As I picture Chef Frank on the deck grilling, I can almost smell the aroma of chicken, burgers, and hot dogs. Frank seemed to be happiest when sharing with family and friends. Clare and I enjoyed spending time with Frank, Lillian, and their family. We enjoyed breakfast at Samuel’s, relaxing at the beach, walking on the boardwalk, browsing the shops, stopping for pizza and ending up at Kohr Bros. for soft ice cream. I know that Frank is enjoying himself with his family and friends in Heaven. Enjoy yourself Frank, you richly deserve it. Your friend, Tom Rowan

The Steich’s shore home 2013

Good friends, Frank & Lillian Steich and Tom & Clare Rowan

Frank with his daughter Kathy and his son-in-law Mike

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Frank & Lillian Steich with their family Jess, Kelly, Gabby, Laura, Nicole, Sue & Matt



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“Summer’s over, summer’s passed, no one ever believes it flies so fast!” ~Anon.


of Smiles! “People all over the world smile in the same language.”

(Shown to right) The Conway family at their 12th Annual Howard Conway Classic Waffle Ball Tournament on Saturday, July 26th. The tournament thrives in memory of the patriarch of the family Howard P. Conway, a friend and neighbor of many on 23rd Street.

A Summer in Photos Antoine Noslier during his visit to the Wildwoods. Make sure to read the story on pages 44-45 in this issue to find out his purpose for coming here all the way from France.

John HInke helps keep our streets looking clean all year long.

Lisa, Molly, Allison & Emma. This family’s 4th of July tradition is to celebrate the freedom of reading (freedom of press) @ their favorite book store, Hooked On Books on Pacific Ave.

Boardwalk Tram Car operator, Jon Stevenson, surprised his wife Marian on their 44th wedding anniversary with a beautiful bouquet of flowers as a token of his love.

The Harlem Globetrotters entertained the crowds during their visit to the Wildwoods this summer including these local children, Angelique, Hannah and Chas.

Congratulations to Hennessey Barry for placing 1st in her Division at the Irish Dance Nationals held this summer at Stockton College. Hennessey dances out of Emerald Isle Dance Academy and will be entering Wildwood Catholic this September.



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“These are the good old days.” ~Carly Simon

55 Years of Fun in the Sun Frank and Kay (Thompson) Sherlock both grew up in Havertown, PA and were married August 2nd, 1958. They now reside in Elverson, PA. For 55 years they have been summer visitors to The Wildwoods, a tradition that started when they stayed at the newly opened (1957) Eden Roc motel for a week on their honeymoon. In those days, a bumper sticker identified a motel’s visitors, unlike today’s decals or hanging placards. Guess that makes their original 1958 one a relic of the past. Their three sons grew up coming to the shore (Wildwood) every summer and now they bring their families. After retirement, Frank & Kay on their honeymoon

Frank & his son on the boardwalk

Frank & Kay on their wedding day

Frank and Kay became seasonal vacationers in North Wildwood where they can be found every ‘beach day’ among the regulars on the 15th Street Beach. Every year Memorial Day weekend is ‘catch-up-time’ for the returning families. A few years ago a couple from New York, after watching happy returning beach goers greet each other, asked if everyone here (15th St. Beach) were relatives. They couldn’t believe the genuine warmth among this special group. It’s no wonder that families return to The Five Mile Beach year after year for the wonderful friendships, beautiful beach, best lifeguards, and fun in the sun at Wildwood by-the-Sea.

Frank & Kay on the beach

Frank & Kay spent 6 glorious weeks in the Wildwoods this summer, mostly on the beach with their shore friends, as they celebrated 55 years of happiness together.

Frank & Kay have many fond memories of Cozy Morley’s Club Avalon in North Wildwood



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“The blend of fall colors are so lovely to see, but the leaving of summer saddens me.”

Cooperative Care, a new community Behavioral Health facility in Rio Grande, now offers mental health and drug & alcohol recovery services on an out patient basis. They are a State Licensed facility through the Division of Addiction Services. Cooperative Care was established due to the recognition by Shanna Learn, Patti Fellows, Victoria Wells-Manlandro and Ann Maskell of a great need in the Community for advanced treatment techniques. Associates Diane Richardson, LCSW, and Juana Zegarra, LCSW, have also since joined the Cooperative Care team. Patti Fellows, APRN,BC, describes the mission of Cooperative Care as a “synthesis of ideas” of a number of women who had seen the ins and outs of the mental health field. Cooperative Care’s client base is extremely varied, explains Shanna Learn, LPC, BC. Cooperative Care can be considered a truly client-centered practice with the staff taking an active interest in the well-being of patients. It is most important to note that Cooperative Care uses the evidence-based approach to treatment, meaning that their methods have been proven effective through scholarly research and studies. Cooperative Care uses the evidence-based approach of motivational interviewing which helps to assess treatment and needs of the client throughout the process of recovery. We are not focusing just on the disease of addiction but are looking to help with a total lifestyle change to promote success. Our clients leave treatment with a plan for recovery including goals and specific daily activities for recovery upon discharge. Periodic follow-ups are done to assure the client’s success or to provide support in areas that need to be addressed further explains Wells-Manlandro, LCSW, LCADC, BCETS.

Cooperative Care remains focused on improving the mental and emotional state of at-risk children. Again utilizing the evidencebased approach counselors provide PCIT, or parent-child interaction training, in which parents are taught crucial communication skills, play skills and proper time out skills. Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which is evidence based, is used to help children and parents work through abuse that has been experienced by the child. Cooperative Care is also a major proponent of the holistic approach to recovery. Rather than frequently prescribing medication that may help patients cope for the short-term, Cooperative Care remains focused on healing the mind and body naturally, explains Learn. Patti Fellows elaborated stating, “You can see a marked change in the way that treatment facilities are treating patients. They are steering away from narcotics and toward holistic methods such as acupuncture and other modalities.” Cooperative Care is no exception to this progressive treatment trend. Of course, there will be some cases that require medication along with other forms of treatment. Ever community-conscious, Cooperative Care will offer free group sessions monthly to assist individuals who may be emotionally or mentally struggling. The second Tuesday of each month they will host a Post-Partum Depression support group and the fourth Tuesday of each month will feature a support group for siblings of children on the autistic spectrum. Other groups in the planning stages are Victims of Domestic Violence & a family support group who deal with the disease of addiction. An open house is in the planning stages.



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“If the shelves are dusty and the pots don’t shine, it’s because I have better things to do with my time.” ~Anon.

Crabbing 101 By George Ingram gggggggggggggg

Summers at the shore are a time for family and friends to get together and leave all the problems and issues of the day behind, to laugh and play and enjoy each other’s company in the beauty by the sea. The Sun’s editor, Dorothy McMonagle Kulisek enjoyed a favorite summer activity with her family on a back bay crabbing trip. It was a perfect summer day.

The dog days of summer and the soon-to-be cooler temperatures of September and October mean it’s time to get really serious about crabs. In the back bays of Wildwood, crabbing from May through July is just for practice. Now the crustaceans are bigger and the crowds are beginning to thin out. Let’s talk about strategy. Although purists insist on only using hand lines and a net, I prefer the traditional collapsible crab trap, flinging it underhanded like a softball pitcher into a marshy creek during an incoming tide. If you get three avid crabbers together, you’ll get six opinions on what kind of bait to use. I prefer the malodorous menhaden, a.k.a. bunker, cut in thirds. Chicken backs can be part of a back-up plan of attack, and squid works well, as long as it is firmly attached to the bottom of the trap. If you are friendly with a fishmonger, ask him or her for a few fish heads for the traps. (A lineman from Atlantic City Electric once told me a piece of pepperoni is great as crab bait, but I’ll wait until no one is watching me before I experiment with that method.) We all know the basic rules: the minimum size is 4 ½ inches pointto-point for hard shells, and females with spongy orange eggs attached to them must be returned immediately to the water. But regardless of their size, my friends and I subscribe to our own ethic--we do not keep any female crabs. Everyone who crabs should know the gender of their catch. The female “beautiful swimmer” has a strip of red at the tip of her claws, and her carapace, or apron on the underside, has a shape that’s been likened to the U.S. Capitol. The shape on the male’s carapace is often described as looking like the Washington Monument. A few pointers for the novice crabber include keeping your catch out of direct sunlight. Put them in a bushel basket covered with a white towel. Another tip is to

change the bait every so often to keep it fresh. Now we come to cooking ‘em. You’ll get an argument from me if you think steaming is the way to go. That’s Maryland style, and if not done right it can produce a crab that’s dry. I’m a Philly boy, and we boil our crabs to insure juiciness. But before the pot boils, we must treat the critters humanely. Throwing crabs into a cauldron of boiling water is cruel—and it usually results in dislodged claws. Here’s a technique I learned from the late, legendary Eddie the Crab Cooker at the Polish-American Harmonia Club in Northeast Philadelphia: plunge them in a bath of ice water. It stuns them and they don’t even know it when they hit the scalding water. Cooking time depends on the size of the crabs. They’re done when they look as bright red as the samurai warriors in an epic Akira Kurosawa film. Then I turn the stove off and let them sit in the hot water a little longer before fishing them out and dusting them immediately with lots of Old Bay or Garlic & Crab Seasoning made by the J.O. Spice Company. For an extra kick, I mix in a quarter-teaspoon of mombassa powder (80,000 Scoville Units!). It’s available at The Spice Corner in Philadelphia’s Italian Market, but it should be used sparingly. Finally, if you don’t want the tsouris of catching and cooking your own crabs, stop by Rick’s Seafood on your way into town on North Wildwood Blvd. and have Ken Layre cook up a dozen for you—steamed, but still good.



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P & O Friends

3401 Pacific Ave., Jackson’s Drugstore on the SE corner of P&O, 1960s Left: George reminisces on the corner of P&O Summer of 2006 Lana L.Turner WHS 1965

J. Edward McLaughlin WHS 1964

John J. Neborak WHS 1963

Joseph C. Hess WHS 1964

Kenneth A. Petrosky WHS 1964

Carol L.Turner WHS 1967

A postcard of Hilltop Diner from the collection of Wildwood Historic Society

Michael J. Burke WHS 1963

Robert Ansell 1962

Ronald P. Borden WHS 1963

Robert Osborne 1962

John Kill WCHS 1963

Carmen ‘Splat’ Bersani WCHS 1963

212 E. Oak Avenue, next door to Hilltop, 1960s



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A brief history. . . From the 60’s to our 60’s, wow! As Labor Day passed so did the end of summer and the beginning of fall. Back then the day after Labor Day meant that the town was basically empty, except for the locals and a handful of ‘shoobies’.The town was ‘ours’ again.The majority of the tourists have departed, most of the clubs were closing or closed, the restaurants and diners were being boarded up, the boardwalk was once again void of people, the beaches were lonely again, save for a handful of people, mostly natives, most of the traffic lights were turned off or put in the blinking mode.The streets were again safe and somewhat lonely and the noise had abated. And Starlight Ballroom had played the last record of the summer. Mack’s had served it last slice of pizza and cup of Birch Beer. In a way it was great. A few young men, who had been close friends for quite some time, growing up on the island were looking for something different to do. Not much to do in Wildwood after Labor Day, especially in 1959. The guys had played sports, at the old ‘rec’, went to dances, went to parties, hung out together and just had fun. Never any major trouble with the law, a warning from time to time, but that was part of growing up.They were very close, always there for one another. You know ‘All for one, and one for all.’ They were basically inseparable.Then the bright idea of hanging out on a corner came up. Like their summer friends from Philly did. Pacific & Oak Avenues seemed like the ideal spot, it was mainly the focal point of the town. At that time Jackson’s Drug Store occupied the corner and was connected to a soda shop. So a few of the boys started spending their idle time standing on the corner, at least it was something to do. Joe Hess, Ronnie Borden, Mike Burke, Eddie ‘The Flea’ McLaughlin,

Benny Mawhinney and George ‘Virgil’ Anderson became known as the original P & O Boys. As time went by and winter came and passed, and as spring and summer of 1960 was approaching, the group attracted a few more members. John ‘Rateye’ Neborak, Bob ‘Ozzie’ Osborn, Carmen Bersani, Johnny Kill and Jimmy ‘Brownie’ Brown. There were even a few girls that liked to come by and be with the boys. Lynda Phillips, Donna Phillips, Brenda Giacalone, Jonlyn Fulton and Linda Donovan became the P & O Girls. We couldn’t wait until Easter Sunday, when Mack’s Pizza opened, and Memorial Day which meant the start of summer and soon Starlight Ballroom would be rocking again, and we spent almost every night there. Talking and dancing with the Philly girls and hoping to walk them home. We spent most of our days on the beach at Maple Avenue, usually near the boardwalk where we played ‘buck buck,’ ‘mum freeze’ or some other game we learned from our Philly friends. Then Labor Day came again and it was back to the corner. Doo Wop became a passion for us and most nights you could hear us out there harmonizing. At that time the songs we were singing weren’t that old. This was what we enjoyed, and it made the winter pass a little more quickly. Along with playing ‘Stinky Joe’ on occasion. (Stinky Joe was a version of hide and seek.) Hopping parking meters, lying down in the middle of Pacific Avenue waiting for a car to come, became a pass time as well. Sometimes we would go to Bargain Night Wednesday at the Shore Theater where a double feature cost a quarter. We would hop that old gray wooden fence that once surrounded Maxwell Field and sneak into a Wildwood High School football game. Sometimes we would get caught, but were successful more times than not.A couple of the boys played for WHS then, and it was fun watching them. In the spring of 1961 we invited two more guys to join us. Harry Hastings and Kenny Petrosky were new in town and thus became the newest members of the P & O Boys. As time passed, others came by just to sing doo wop with us. Bobby Ansell, George Sloan and a few others whose names I cannot recall. Charlie Sangillo came by just to hear us sing. He really

liked doo wop, and was a collector of records.The old 45 RPM’s, which many he still has today.A few of the Kelleher girls and the Turner girls, Lana and Carol, and Marci Liemberg and other young ladies from the area would hang out occasionally, just to hear us harmonize and pretend to swoon. It was truly a great experience, one I will never forget. The police would come by and ask us kindly not to congregate on the corner. So we would go to the Hilltop Diner and sit for a while. Or we would go up to the boardwalk by Starlight and hang out there until it was time to go home.We grew up at the right time in the right place. I was part of the greatest bunch of guys and girls you could ever imagine. We survived the flood of 1962 and a couple of us even wound up at Margaret Mace School after being evacuated, where we spent a couple of days and nights, falling asleep counting Kellehers’. We got through the assassination of JFK in 1963 and the Vietnam War and the Beatles, Rolling Stones and the entire British Invasion. Eventually in the mid to late 60’s most of us got married. Some of us were in each other’s weddings. A couple of the boys married P & O girls. We still hung out from time to time, went to dinner, to the movies, had parties, talked about the ‘good old days’ and how much fun we had when we were kids. We’re all reaching our 70s now. Our hair is a little thinner and grayer now, our steps are not as brisk, our faces have a few more creases, our eyes have become weaker, our hearing not as astute and our memories may not be as sharp. Some of us have had major surgery and minor set backs. All of us have lost loved ones over the years. We’ve had aching hearts and proud moments. Some of us have maybe even gained a pound or two. Perhaps our dance moves may leave something to be desired now. We’re all on different kinds of medication now, and visit doctors regularly, but we made it this far. (If I knew I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself.) We have grown children of our own now and grandchildren to share our stories with. Some of the guys and girls still live in the area and others in different states and countries. And, sadly there are a few that aren’t with us any more. Bob Ansell, Eddie ‘The Flea’ McLaughlin, Kenny Petrosky, John ‘Rateye’ Neborak, Harry Hastings, and George Sloan.

George & Eddie McLaughlin- P&O Jackson’s Drugstore- December 1963

Although the corner of Pacific & Oak has gone through many changes in the last fifty plus years, as has the town itself, the memories will always be there. The friendship and togetherness we shared. The long winters and short summers we spent with each other. Starlight and the Hilltop Diner are long gone. Jackson’s Drugstore is just a memory. But the corner is still there. Every time I have come back to Wildwood (and since 2011...back to stay), when I am on the boardwalk, I hesitate at Oak Ave., look in the direction of where Starlight Ballroom once stood, and remember the nights of my youth and how the floor would sway whenever a ‘stomp’ record played. I often stop, park the car, and go stand on that corner for a few minutes. and take a deep breath. I look around and reflect on what were the happiest times of my life. I’d give anything just to go back for one day, or one hour to stand there once again with all those guys and girls. Just to hear the laughter, the voices, to see the smiling faces, and enjoy the company of the P&O Boys once more. I’ve been told that if you drive by there in the winter and stop, lower your car window and listen very intently, you can still hear a few of the boys singing their version of ‘Over The Rainbow.’

Photos courtesy of George Anderson & Wildwood Historic Society. Thank you George for sharing your memories with The Sun by-the-sea

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The Redfence South Philly CRABBING CLUB by Joe Van Blunk

1st Mate, Joe Van Blunk Ed Alteri & Jane Moreley at the Bow

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In our middle-fifties now you might say it is the early Indian Summer of our lives. On other days it feels, like the ancient Taoist touts say—later than you think. At any rate, we’ve been crabbing on Grassy Sound and its surrounding environs for nearly half a century. It was a good way to spend time. First it was Dad’s or Otto’s. One is thriving the other long gone. Then it was my cousin Panda and me working hand lines from a floating dock behind Uries restaurant. The leaky outboard skiffs were wooden then fiberglass. In more recent years we made the move to pontoon boats with their sofa-like comfort and small parlor deck space. You steer them like the Kiddie Boats on the Boardwalk. All that’s missing is the bell. The large canopy was the ultimate innovation. The Redfence Crabbing Club is thoroughly unofficial yet more important than any group I’ve ever belonged to. We pay dues annually when we chip- in to rent the boat and buy the lunches, bunker and beverages. The criteria for membership is simple yet profound: We’ve all been Pals from the streets of South Philadelphia beginning at grade school. Some since first grade. But not all…

Frank Spina nets a keeper

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Bob Van Blunk at the helm, Capt. Vince Fiorentino with commercial crab trap, Ed Alteri & Mike Moreley

One special exception to this razor riffing rabble is the especially exceptional Jane Macdonald Morley. Jane is a woman. And she is from Audobon, South Jersey—close but no cigar! How, you might ask, did she infiltrate this bastion of teenage boys in 50 something bodies? One thing is for sure—Jane is not a mascot. Nor is she a one woman Women’s Redfence Auxilary, for her credentials go far beyond that second-class category as well. She’s an old friend, a skilled and consummate crabbing aficionado with a filet-knife wit who enjoys a beer or two on board, a lover of all things Wildwood and finally the wife of one of the Redfence Grand PoohBahs, Mike Morely—cousin to the retired yet still royal Sir Cozy!

The Redfence Crabbing Club is democratic in the extreme except when most of its members need something that only one of them can provide with sufficient energy and expertise. Enter Captain Vince Fiorentino and First Mate Bob Van Blunk. Captain Vince never leaves the bow. He rarely sits down. Surrounded by traps, rags ,coolers and a big commercial pot that he drops separately to insure somekind of catch at the end of the day, Captain Vince stands guard with a pole net. This is after he cuts bait, sets the traps and passes them around. He throws and pulls the anchor or takes depth readings with an oar while calling them out to Wheelhouse First mate Bob who repeats them in between swigs of Heiniken and bites of hoagie. It’s August and if you’re lucky the sky is pure blue and the breeze is steady. There are a handful of Kamikaze Greenheads then nothing. There are other people and boats but the quiet, light and space of the Sound put the Zap on you like some place old and sacred. Traps and lines go over the side. Someone might cast a light-tackle rod off the stern. Two or three others might crack a beer. The Wildwood stories, trivia and accompanying laughter begin to rise with the tide. Captain Vince swoops down with the net. We all whisper, hoot and cackle. Crabs go in the cooler or back over the side. More beers, more stories. Names and places come up and are remembered fondly or go over the side. Too soon enough it is the end of the day. In a couple of weeks it will be the end of another Summer gone too quickly as well. The Summers do not seem to pass like the others a lifetime ago. As we all know now, the further you go back, the longer they last. This is no secret…Neither are the best spots on Grassy Sound. But we who return there year after year just tell ourselves that since crabs aren’t the only thing we’re looking for out there.



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WELCOME FELLOW ANGLERS If there is any truth to the saying, “Variety is the spice of life.” then we are now enjoying a spicy life in the fishing world. This summer has had many story lines this year. Regardless of those bylines, in late summer the normal seasonal species have company. Inshore fishing produces cobia in the Ocean and upper bay Delaware Bay, catches of trigger fish in the ocean wrecks are becoming common event. The appearance of Wahoo, King and Spanish mackerel offshore is just to name a few. The back bays continued to have the lion share of nice fluke, and have continued to produce thru late summer. I will admit this has been a difficult weather season for fishing in the ocean. Not so much the intensity of storms but the persistent wind pattern has been a killer. We all hope and pray for a long Indian summer. I hope Marine Fisheries will at some point ponder this reality. The constant rigid regulations have been in place for years, but they have failed to improve various fisheries. If commercial fisheries can catch and keep 9 inch sea bass and 15 inch flounder, how many 12 inch sea bass and 171/2 inch flounder’s will be left for recreational fisherman to catch facing the more restrictive regulations. Back to fishing before I get all heated up about the fishery regulations. The offshore fishery seems to be closer to normal with the Blue fin Tuna and Yellow Fin Tuna . Billfish (Marlin) have been more elusive. Bluefish have been hanging inside the 20fathom line with some smaller ones around the lightship area.

cccccccccccccc This flounder season in the mid/lower bay and ocean in Cape May County has been disappointing to say the least. However Kingfish, Triggerfish, Weakfish and Spots seem to have picked up the slack. I have come to the conclusion that Hurricane Sandy really ripped up the bottom structure affecting the many wrecks and fish who live around those natural environments. Hopefully this Hurricane season will be a quiet one. The fall should bring the waves of stripers. Unfortunately, they seem to be later every year. The back waters and bridges will have stripers at night for those who can get some live bait and the patience to fish for them at night. Remember the risk to boaters as the water temps fall into the 60 degree mark. The lack of boaters in the late season, coupled with cold water and hyperthermia should make you think. Our Coast Guard are a tremendous outfit but they are not miracle workers. Please be careful and avoid a tragedy at sea. This has been a tough summer between constant wind, fluctuating water temps, and the lack of some of our normal species. However, I believe the fall is prime time to take a youngster fishing. The back waters and beachfront come alive with schooling species of fish and action packed. What the fish lack in size, they will make up in action. So go and create a future fisherman and share those memories of a great day on the water with a loved one. God Bless,

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