E-Newsletter
November 19, 2020
MAYOR'S MESSAGE
From Mayor Leonard Desiderio...

In response to the increased number of people who have recently become infected with the Coronavirus, Governor Murphy has intensified New Jersey’s COVID restrictions, including requiring indoor food and beverage establishments to close between the hours of 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. and prohibiting patrons from sitting at the bar inside pubs and taverns. Additionally, general indoor gatherings are limited to ten people; indoor religious ceremonies, weddings and funerals are limited to 150 people or 25% of the room’s capacity (whichever is lower); and outdoor gatherings are limited to 150 people.


CITY COUNCIL'S MESSAGE
From The Members of City Council...

Due to COVID-19, the November 10 City Council meeting was held remotely; however, members of the public were able to participate in the meeting telephonically.
 
At the start of the November 10 meeting, Mayor Desiderio reported that the Administration was creating a Veterans Tribute Video, which would be shared with the public on Veterans Day. The Mayor also reminded City Council that the City will be hosting a socially-distanced holiday parade with Santa Claus along Landis Avenue on Friday evening, November 27, and that the Chamber of Commerce’s “Girls Weekend” event takes place November 20-23. Additionally, the Mayor announced that this year’s New Year’s Eve Celebration in the municipal gymnasium and Sea Isle’s New Year’s Eve fireworks show have both been cancelled.


PROJECT UPDATES
Fishing Pier & Kayak Launch
Paving Pleasure Avenue
Sanitary Sewer Replacement
Lagoon Dredging
Storm Sewer Reconstruction
Roadwork and More...


HOLIDAY BEACH TAGS
Holiday Beach Tags On Sale Now

Sea Isle City’s Limited Edition 2021 Holiday Beach Tags are now available at the Pre-Season Rate of $20 each. Holiday Beach Tags make great gifts and they are valid for the entire 2021 summer season. You can purchase Holiday Beach Tags at the Welcome Center, 300 JFK Boulevard, Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (cash or checks only). Please be aware that the Welcome Center’s lobby remains closed to the public, however Holiday Beach Tags are available at the walk-up window next to the Welcome Center’s front doors. Holiday Beach Tags are also on sale at the Beach Tag Vending Machine in the lobby of City Hall 24-hours a day / 7-days a week. The Beach Tag Vending Machine accepts cash only and does not make change. For more info about Holiday Beach Tags, phone 609-263-8687, ext. 101. 

GIRLS WEEKEND
Don't Miss the Savings and Special Offers
During Girls Weekend

There is no better place for ladies to unwind than Sea Isle City – and Girls Weekend, November 20-22, is the perfect opportunity to do so! Hosted by the Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization, Girls Weekend will feature great deals on retail merchandise, salon and fitness services, dining options, lodging and much more! So, come to Sea Isle City for a fun-filled autumn getaway during Girls Weekend! For more info, go to www.seaislechamber.com or CLICK HERE for an Event Flyer.

THANKSGIVING WEEKEND
Spend Thanksgiving Weekend
in Sea Isle City

HOLIDAY PARADE WITH SANTA:

Welcome Santa Claus to Sea Isle City during a socially-distanced parade along Landis Avenue on Friday, November 27 starting at 7:00 p.m. The parade will begin at 29th Street, continue south on Landis Avenue to 94th Street, then immediately return north on Landis Avenue to JFK Boulevard. Fire engines, costumed characters, and Saint Nick on a holiday float will highlight the parade. 
 
SHOP SMALL WEEKEND:

Celebrate Sea Isle City's unique small businesses during Shop Small Weekend on November 27, 28 & 29, featuring special deals, discounts, and more. Customers who spend $20 or more at participating businesses throughout the weekend will be entered to win a $250 Gift Certificate. CLICK HERE for more info or go to www.seaislechamber.com .

HOLIDAY TOY & FOOD DRIVE
Helping Families in Need for
Nearly Three Decades

Mayor Desiderio’s 28th Annual Holiday Toy and Food Drive is now underway. Donations of unwrapped toys and non-perishable food items can be delivered to Mrs. Brizzle’s Buns (4601 Landis Ave), 1st Bank of Sea Isle City (4301 Landis Ave), Ricks Breakfast House (6114 Landis Ave), Sands Department Store (6208 Landis Ave), KIX Package Goods (on 63rd St), and the lobby of City Hall (233 JFK Blvd). Gifts for older children will be greatly appreciated by the Mayor and his “elves,” who will deliver the donated items to families in need prior to Christmas Day. Gift cards and monetary donations are also welcomed (please make checks payable to “Mayor’s Toy & Food Drive”). The last day to donate is December 15. For more info, please phone 263-4461, ext. 1245.
HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS
Enjoy These Holiday Events and Activities, Hosted by Sea Isle's Division of Recreation

HOLIDAY SCAVENGER HUNT :
Join the fun during a socially-distanced Holiday Selfie Scavenger Hunt for all ages on Friday, December 4, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Prizes will go to the winners. For more info, phone 609-263-6163 or 609-263-0050 - or CLICK HERE.

LIGHTING CONTEST :
Local residents and businesses are invited to enter Sea Isle's 2020 Holiday Lighting Contest. Registration is required between November 30 and December 9 by phoning 609-263-6163 or 609-263-0050. This event is held in partnership with the Sea Isle City Garden Club. CLICK HERE for more info.

SANTA’S CALLING EVENT :
Would you like your child to receive a personal phone call from Santa Claus on December 9? If so, sign-up for the annual Santa’s Calling Program, which is held in partnership with the Knights of Columbus of Saint Joseph Church. Registration begins on November 30. For more information, phone 609-263-6163 or 263-0050 - or CLICK HERE.

PET COSTUME CONTEST & SHELTER DRIVE:
Pet-owners will enjoy a virtual Holiday Pet Costume Contest held in partnership with the Cape May County Animal Shelter from December 7 to December 18. The Recreation Office is also collecting donations for the C.M.C. Animal Shelter. For more information, phone 609-263-0050 - or CLICK HERE.

POINSETTIA SALE & 50/50
Proceeds Will Restore Italian-American Club's Roof and Continue Their Charitable Efforts

The Sea Isle City Italian American Club’s annual Holiday Poinsettia & Wreath Sale features high-quality plants, door swags and other seasonal items.  Orders must be submitted by November 29. Customers can pick-up their orders on December 5 at VFW Post 1963, 301 JFK Boulevard (next-door to the Italian American Club). Proceeds benefit the IAC's charitable efforts.

 
On August 4, a wind storm severely damaged the roof of the Italian American Club and afterwards a mold problem developed in the building. To help pay for the unexpected repair costs, IAC members are selling 50/50 Raffle Tickets for $25 each. The 50/50 drawing will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 5. To purchase a ticket, ask any club member or call Colleen at 609-374-2721. Sea Isle City’s Italian-American Club is also accepting donations from anyone who would like to support their restoration efforts and help the group continue their good work in the community. Donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 444, Sea Isle City, NJ 08243.

TURTLE T-SHIRTS
Environmental Commission T-Shirts
Make Great Gifts

Environmental Commission volunteers will sell their 2021 “Save a Turtle” tee-shirts on Saturday, November 21, and Saturday, November 28, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day, at the Community Lodge, 300 JFK Boulevard. The shirts will be sold through the Lodge’s walk-up window on the JFK Boulevard side of the building. Short sleeve tee-shirts for children and adults cost $10 each; long sleeve tee-shirts for children and adults cost $15 each; and long sleeve sweatshirts for adults cost $35 each (XXL and XXXL sizes cost $5 extra). Quantities are limited – so get them while supplies last! Proceeds benefit the Environmental Commission’s Turtle Program and other environmental causes.

YOUTH BASKETBALL
Winter Basketball Programs Now Open To
Sea Isle City's Children

Sea Isle City grade school students (those attending the O.C. School District and Bishop McHugh) may register for the Ocean City Division of Recreation’s Winter Basketball Programs. Parents can register their children at www.ocnj.us/recreation or in person at the O.C. Aquatic & Fitness Center Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more info, phone the O.C. Recreation Office at 609-525-9304 or CLICK HERE for an Event Flyer.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Sea Isle City's Visitors Website is "The Place"
for Local Event Information

Sea Isle City's Visitors Website, www.VISITSICNJ.com, has an updated Calendar of Events and other useful info that will keep you informed about "what's happening" in Sea Isle City.


DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION?
Would You Like to Speak With a City Official?

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 609-263-4461.

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