September 13, 2018 

In This Issue
From Mayor Leonard Desiderio:  
On Saturday, it was my pleasure to lead Sea Isle City's first ever large-scale Wedding Vow Renewal Ceremony, which included nearly 80 couples. Unfortunately, due to the rain, we had to move the event from Excursion Park to the gymnasium of the former public school on Park Road - but the weather and location change did not dampen anyone's spirits. The couples who joined us to renew their wedding vows ranged from newlyweds who were married in 2017 to pairs who were celebrating their 50th, 60th and 65thwedding anniversaries, and it was great to see so many smiling faces and everyone having a great time! << READ MORE>>

From the Members of City Council:  
During the "Administration Reports" portion of the September 11 City Council meeting, Business Administrator George Savastano informed Council that this year's Polar Bear Plunge, which took place in February 2018, cost the City $53,316 in labor and overtime costs for Sea Isle's Public Works and Police Departments. Mr. Savastano made this report in response to a question that was asked by a resident during our previous City Council meeting <<READ MORE>>

Sea Isle Boulevard Elevation
Utility Reconstruction
Roadway Reconstruction
South Jersey Gas Project
Fishing Pier/Kayak Launch

Stay Safe, Swim on Guarded Beaches
The Sea Isle City Beach Patrol will have limited staff on duty after Labor Day Weekend. Please note that there will not be lifeguards on duty during the week after September 3. Shown below is a list of beaches that will have lifeguards on duty during the weekends following Labor Day...
  • Saturday & Sunday, September 15 & 16: 40th, 51st, 59th, 64th, 75th, 81st, 86th Street
  • Saturday & Sunday, September 22 & 23: 40th, 51st, 59th, 64th, 75th, 86th Street
PLEASE NOTE: There is a very slight chance that the information above may be altered if guards are unexpectedly unavailable. Please phone the Sea Isle City Beach Patrol at 609-263-3655 if you have questions about lifeguard coverage after Labor Day.
Surf Indicator Flags:
When a lifeguard is on duty, each lifeguard stand will fly a colored beach warning flag indicating surf conditions (determined by the color of the flag)...
GREEN = Low Hazard (calm conditions, exercise caution)
YELLOW = Medium Hazard (moderate surf and/or currents)
RED = High Hazard (high surf and/or strong currents)

Bridge Will Close Sept.17

Due to the need for repairs, the Cape May County Bridge Commission has announced that the Townsends Inlet Bridge (connecting Sea Isle City and Avalon) will be closed to all v ehicle, pedestrian -and bicycle traffic starting Monday, September 17. While repairs are underway, construction crews will be working extra shifts; however the bridge is not expected to re-open until May, 2019.

Mark Your Calendar
The Public Works Department's Citywide Bulk Trash Collection Day is the 4th Thursday in September (Thursday, September 27, 2018).
From October through May, the Monthly Bulk Trash Collection Schedule is:
1st to 44th Street = 1st Thursday of each month
45th to 70th Street = 2nd Thursday of each month
71st to 94th Street = 3rd Thursday of each month
Brush will be collected from curbs on the 4th Thursday of each month on each street (October through May).
For more info about trash and recycling, please visit www.seaislecitynj.us (click the "Public Works") or phone 609-263-6000.


Winter Collection Schedule  
Begins Sept. 17 
The Winter Curbside Trash and Recycling Collection Schedule (one collection per week per street) will begin on the 3rd Monday in September (September 17) on the following streets and days...
1 st to 44th street = Wednesday  
45th to 70th street = Monday  
71st to 94th street = Tuesday
As always, Sea Isle City's Trash and Recycle Drop-Off Area, located at 401 JFK Boulevard (next to the Sea Isle Bridge), is open every day (except New Year's Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day) from 7:15 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. Please Note: Bulk Trash is NOT accepted at the Drop-Off Area.
For more info about trash and recycling, visit www.seaislecitynj.us (click the "Public Works" link) or phone 609-263-6000.


This Is Where It All Began...
When Charles Kline Landis bought the land for Sea Isle in 1880 he was 47 years old. He had already been a lawyer, a wily entrepreneur, a real estate speculator, a community builder, a science-fiction writer, and perhaps even an insane murderer - by his own admission.
Landis was born in Philadelphia in 1833. When he was just 15, he began to study law. Four years later he opened his own law office. Then he discovered real estate.  >>READ MORE<<


Seaside Vendors Market 
Free Rides & Family Activities
Food Court & Live Music
Historical Trolley Tours
Antique Auto Show 
Don't miss Fall Family Festival on Saturday & Sunday, September 15 & 16. Hosted by the City's Division of Tourism, Fall Family Festival is Sea Isle's biggest event of the autumn season! On Saturday, there will be a Seaside Market on the promenade with hundreds of craft and specialty vendors, a food court, live music, free amusement rides and other family activities. Then, on Sunday, don't miss the festival's Antique Auto Show, free Guided Historical Trolley Tours and live music by the Snake Brothers Band. For more info, go to www.VISITSICNJ.com or phone 609-263-8687.


Meet Those Who Keep Us Safe 
The Sea Isle City Police Department will host a "Coffee With a Cop" meet-and-greet session on Monday, September 17, from 9:00 am to 11:00 a.m. at Giovanni's Deli, located at 4309 Landis Avenue. During this informal gathering, the public can speak directly with officers from the SICPD and ask any questions related to public safety.  Complimentary coffee and light fare will be served; all are invited to attend.

Games, Food and Raffles, 
All For a Good Cause
The Sea Isle City Women's Civic Club will host their annual Card Party fundraiser at 12 noon on Thursday, September 20, in the Community Lodge, 300 JFK Boulevard. The event will feature lunch, raffles and plenty of camaraderie. Tickets cost $25 per person. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Civic Club's charitable efforts. For ticket please phone Mickey at 609-263-3341.

Attention Single Ladies 
The Sea Isle City Single Ladies Club, a social group for single, divorced and widowed ladies, will hold their first meeting of the autumn season on Thursday, September 20, at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Lodge, 300 JFK Boulevard. This group is strictly about socializing (not fund raising), and they enjoy games, social outings, dinners and more. New members are always welcome. Please bring a snack, appetizer or dessert to the meeting if you can. For more info, phone 609-263-2081.


Cash Prizes, Plenty of Fun 
The Sea Isle City Italian-American Club will host monthly BINGO Nights on the third Wednesday of each month at their club house on JFK Boulevard (next to the Sea Isle Bridge). The next BINGO Night will take place on Wednesday, September 19 (doors open at 6:00 p.m. and games begin at 6:30 p.m.) The cost is $35 for ten games, and additional packets of ten games cost $15. All cash prizes. This event is open to the public. Seating is limited. Food will be available for sale.   

Test You Knowledge on Sept. 21 
Saint Joseph Church Parish Council will host an evening of trivia, pizza and laughter on Friday, September 21, in the parish auditorium at 44th Street and Central Avenue. Complimentary pizza will be served starting at 6:30 p.m., and the games begin at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for "Quizzo Night" cost $10 per person and can be purchased in advance or at the door. Children, age 4-9, are free (kids will enjoy special activities and games...please mention that you are bringing children when you purchase your tickets so organizers can plan ahead). This BYOB event will also feature a 50/50 and prizes. For ticket information, please phone (609) 263-3812.


Grab Your Kilt and Join The Fun

Sea Isle City's annual Irish Festival Weekend takes place Friday to Sunday, September 21 to 23, at LaCosta Lounge, JFK Boulevard and Landis Avenue. The event will feature live Irish music, food, Irish dancing, vendors and plenty "Wearin' of the Green." For more info, please phone 609-263-3611 or go to www.lacosta-seaisle.com .


Join Us on September 21
The City of Sea Isle City and the Cape May County American Legion will host a POW-MIA Recognition Day Ceremony at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, September 21, at Veterans Park, JFK Boulevard and Landis Avenue (Rain Location: former SIC Public School at 4501 Park Road). The public is invited to attend this solemn event and honor the many American service members who were Prisoners of War or Missing in Action. For more information, please phone 914-523-4864.


New Program Offers  
Free Weekly Screenings 
On Thursday, September 27, Sea Isle City's Division of Emergency Medical Services and Mayor Desiderio will kick-off a free Blood Pressure Screening Program, which will take place ongoing every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon in the Sea Isle City Ambulance Corps Building, located 201 JFK Boulevard. The public is invited to attend, no reservation is required. 
Honoring Those Who Made  
The Ultimate Sacrifice

The 2018 New Jersey Run for the Fallen will pass through Sea Isle City on Thursday, September 27, when a team of active duty military members will run through town and stop at four "Hero Marker" locations to honor several of their comrades from the Garden State who died in the line of duty. The public is invited to cheer-on the runners at each Hero Marker - and all along Landis Avenue as they travel north through Sea Isle on their way to the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Holmdel, NJ. For more info, please visit www.njrunforthefallen.org-or see below for the location of Sea Isle's four Hero Markers, the estimated time the team is expected to arrive at each marker on September 27, and the fallen warriors being honored at each marker...

  • Hero Marker 140: David M. Tapper (2:25 p.m. at 89th Street & Landis Avenue)
  • Hero Marker 141: Nicholas P. DiMona II (2:41 p.m. at 64th Street & Landis Avenue)
  • Hero Markers 142 & 143: Adam D. Froelich & Anthony J. Dixon (2:56 p.m. at JFK & the Promenade)
  • Hero Marker 144: Jarred Crowley (3:06 p.m. at 22nd Street & Landis Avenue)

Laugh Until You Cry 
The public is invited to a comedy event at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 6, titled "Late Nite Catechism" at the Saint Joseph Parish Auditorium, 44th Street and Central Avenue. Hosted by the local Knights of Columbus, this show has been called an "uproariously funny play that takes the audience back to their youth." Tickets cost $35 each and are available in advance only (no tickets will be sold at the door). For ticket information, please phone 215-300-0561, 609-624-0327 or 215-327-8179.


Looking For Peace of Mind? 
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.

Don't Get Caught in the Rain  
Anyone can register for event cancellation text messages by texting "sicalert" to "84483" on your smart phone. You can also sign-up for event cancellation text messages and email alerts by going to the City's Visitors Website, www.VISITSICNJ.com , and clicking the "Rained Out" link on the home page. Once signed-up, you will receive alerts whenever a local concert, festival or other outdoor event has been cancelled, postponed or re-scheduled.
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