October 12, 2017

In This Issue
Even though the mercury has been showing temperatures that we usually associate with mid-September rather than mid-October, it's perfectly clear that the autumn "shoulder season" is upon us - thanks to our City's ongoing line-up of events and activities. For example, on Saturday my family and I had the pleasure of hosting Sea Isle's 27th Annual Columbus Day Parade and Italian Festival, which brought out the "Italian" in everyone who attended. My thanks go to all of the parade's participants, including Press of Atlantic City Meteorologist Joseph Martucci, who served as this year's Grand Marshall; 2017 Italian-American Man of the Year Joe Avanzato, from Azzurra Pizzeria; and 2017 Italian Prince Stefano Libro and his twin sister Princess Mary Josephine Libro, who stole the show during the parade and at the festival! Thanks and congratulations also go to Brendan Haddon for retaining his title as "Primo Cannoli Eating Champion" during the Italian Festival's exciting Cannoli Eating Contest - way to go Brendan! << READ MORE>> 


During the October 10 City Council meeting, Business Administrator George Savastano reminded Council that on October 12 the City's Municipal Alliance Committee will host a "Hidden in Plain Sight" workshop, which is a free, interactive experience that will reveal how some teens hide drugs, paraphernalia and other dangerous objects in their homes. There will be a great deal of other information shared with participants during this important and educational event, so Council hopes that many people will attend Hidden in Plain Sight on October 12, to be held at the former public school - 4501 Park Road - at 6:00 p.m. <<READ MORE>> 


Water Tower Painting
Public Works Garage
Utility Improvements
Road Reconstruction
Sea Isle Boulevard

Learn What Was Found

Volunteers collected hundreds of pounds of trash and debris from Sea Isle's beaches and dunes during the Sea Isle City Environmental Commission Autumn Beach Clean-Up on September 23. To learn what items were collected, pick up a copy of the Environmental Commission's Clean-Up Report at the Welcome Center  or CLICK HERE.
Bring Your Appetite 
The Avalon Lions Club (which has numerous members from Sea Isle City) will host a "Pasta Night" fundraiser on Sunday, October 15, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Windrift Hotel, 80 th Street & the Beach in Avalon. Tickets cost $17 for adults and $8 for children under 12 (in advance or at the door). Proceeds will benefit the Lions Charity Foundation. For more info, please phone 609-254-2763 or 917-846-6587. Sea Isle City residents can call Marianne Snyder for tickets at 215-805-9277 and she will deliver them to you!
Play BINGO  
This Fall & Winter
Sea Isle City's Italian American Club will host monthly BINGO Nights this fall and winter at the SICIAC's clubhouse, located at 309 JFK Boulevard (adjacent to the Sea Isle Bridge). The first BINGO Night is Wednesday, October 18 at 6:00 p.m., followed by Wednesday, November 15 at 6:00 p.m. The entrance fee is $35 (pay at the door), and there are cash prizes. For more details, please phone Mark Mallia at (609) 425-1835.
Attention Ladies!  
A new social group is being formed in Sea Isle City for ladies who are Single, Divorced or Widowed. The first gathering of this new group will take place on Thursday, October 19, 2017, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in Sea Isle City's Community Lodge, 300 JFK Blvd. During this "organizational" first meeting, discussions will take place regarding what activities everyone would like to enjoy, such as playing cards/games, inviting guest speakers, and other options. Socializing and camaraderie are the focus of this group. This free gathering is open to all single ladies.  Please bring a snack, appetizer or dessert if you can. For More Info, call 609-263-2081 or CLICK HERE for an event flyer. 

Proceeds Benefit Charity
The Catholic Daughters of Saint Joseph Church will host a "Masquerade Magic" Autumn Card Party on Friday, October 20, from 12 Noon to 3:00 p.m. in the Parish Auditorium, located 44th Street & Central Avenue. Tickets cost $22 each (in advance only). This event will feature games, lunch, a 50/50 raffle, gift baskets, door prizes and plenty of camaraderie. For tickets, please call Ethel Judge (609-374-5589) or Pat Halfpenny (215-629-6638).

Join The Fun on October 20  
The City's Division of Recreation will host Sea Isle's 2017 Halloween Parade on Friday, October 20, at 7:00 p.m. along Landis Avenue, 45th Street to 40th Street, where a variety of eye-catching participants will walk, appear on floats and entertain spectators lining the parade route. Individuals and groups are invited to show their Halloween Spirit on October 20 by appearing in the parade.
Immediately following the Halloween Parade on October 20, spectators and parade participants are invited to attend the City's annual Halloween Dance Party at the Excursion Park Band Shell, where families will enjoy a variety of classic Halloween music.

Get In The Spirit...Wear Your Favorite Costume!  
Spectators are welcome (and encouraged) to wear their favorite Halloween costumes to the Parade and the Dance Party on October 20. To learn more about Sea Isle City's 2017 Halloween Parade and Dance Party, phone (609) 263-0050 or go to www.VisitSICNJ.com .

Donations Will Be Shipped  
Directly To Puerto Rico 
The Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization will host a Hurricane Relief Drive on Friday, October 20, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. (during the City's Halloween Parade and Dance Party) and on Saturday, October 21, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (during the Chamber's Octoberfest celebration). Donations of flashlights, batteries, bottled water, personal hygiene items, diapers and non-perishable food can be brought to the Excursion Park Band Shell, where a 40-foot shipping container will be waiting to carry the much-needed donations to San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico. For more info, please phone 609-263-9090.


Attention Bakers!  
The 2017 Octoberfest Pie Baking Contest takes place on Saturday, October 21, at the Braca CafĂ©, where prizes will be awarded to the top three winning pies (First Prize is $100). Entry forms must be received by Thursday, October 19. There is no entry fee, and only pre-registered pies will be judged. The Pie Baking Contest is part of the Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization's annual Octoberfest celebration on October 21 at Excursion Park, which includes free hayrides on the beach, live German music and other amily-funt.  For more details, please contact Contest Organizer Cheryl Kehner at 609-263-8847 or kehner@comcast.net.


Clean Out and Secure Your  
Medicine Cabinet
The Sea Isle City Police Department will host a free Prescription Drug Disposal Event on Saturday, October 28, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in the first floor of the Police Department (City Hall, 233 JFK Boulevard). This event will allow the public to anonymously and safely dispose of unwanted/unused medications, which will then be properly destroyed by law enforcement officials. Needles/sharps and liquid medications will not be accepted. For more info, please contact Sgt. Bill Bradshaw 263-4311, ext 2302.


The Sea Isle City Police Department  
is an Accredited Agency with the  
New Jersey State Association of  
Chiefs of Police

Regular Maintenance  
Ensures Reliability
During the months of October and November, Sea Isle City's Water Department will flush-out the water distribution system through the fire hydrants throughout town. Semi-annual hydrant flushing is required toensure that hydrantsand the water distribution systems are functioning properly and can provide the proper drinking water quality (thus providing adequate water flow when needed).If a hydrant is being flushed near your home or business, we encourage youto avoid using washing machines, dishwashers or other water using devices during flushing operations. Residents can expect very little disruption in their water service - if any.  However, low water pressure and possible water discoloration may occur.  In the event of discoloration, simply allow water to run from the tap for a short while until clear. These conditions are not harmful and are usually short term. For additional info, phone 609-263-6000 (ext. 11) or email: dteefyjr@seaislecitynj.us


 Open Gym Sessions and  
Other Options Await You
The gymnasium in the former Public School building on Park Road is now open every weekday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for public use. In addition to playing basketball and other games, several self-led workouts have been posted on the gym's walls, such as an Alphabet/Number Workout, a Walkercise workout, and a few conditioning suggestions.  Kids can enjoy some after-school fun in the gym and in the building's "Rec Room," which has ping-pong, foosball, board games and more! For additional info, please contact the Recreation Office at 609-263-0050.

Do You or a Loved One  
Live Alone? 
Sea Isle City residents can easily sign-up for a wonderful free service called the "Citizen Call Check" Program (also known as "CCC"), which helps ensure that seniors, the physically disabled and those who live alone are safe in their homes each day of the year. Once registered, residents simply phone the Sea Isle City Police Department each morning to say "I am OK." If the Police don't hear from you by 11:00 a.m. each day, they will phone you. And, if you don't answer your phone when they call, they will send an officer to knock on your door - just to make sure you're doing well. To learn how to register for the SICPD's Citizen Call Check Program, please phone the SICPD Records Department Monday thru Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at (609) 263-4311 ext. 2223 or ext. 2246.
 City-Wide Flood Study  
A major priority of the Sea Isle City government is addressing the flooding which impacts our City and is most prevalent in low lying areas. Over the past several years, the City has implemented several drainage improvement projects to replace deteriorated storm drainage systems and tidal check valves; and we're coordinating with the county engineer's office on several projects, as much of our drainage system falls under county jurisdiction. <<READ MORE>> 


There's Always Something
Fun Happening in Sea Isle City

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Recycling Is More Than Just a Good Idea,  
It's The Law in Sea Isle City

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Sea Isle City 
is an
Active Community

If you have questions or concerns, there is no need to wait for an upcoming City Council meeting to express your thoughts. You can contact the head of any City Department to obtain the answers you need. For a complete list of contact information, visit our Municipal Website, www.seaislecitynj.us, or phone City Hall at 263-4461.


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