September 27, 2018 

In This Issue
From Mayor Leonard Desiderio... 
It's been a very busy couple of weeks in Sea Isle City, with many events taking place. On September 13, I had the pleasure of attending AARP Chapter 710's annual Autumn Picnic, which is the kick-off for their coming year of events and activities. As always, the members of our local AARP are continually on the move, and they never cease to amaze me with their energy and zest for life - and I wish them luck with their many gatherings and adventures in the months ahead. <<READ MORE>>


From the Members of City Council...

During the "Mayor and Administration Reports" portion of the September 25 City Council meeting, Business Administrator George Savastano informed Council that this year's overall beach tag sales reached $1,364,320 - a figure that is $645 less than in 2017, which Council President Gibson called a "dead heat" considering this year's challenging weather. <<READ MORE>>


Sea Isle Boulevard Elevation
Utility Improvements
Road Resurfacing
South Jersey Gas Project
Fishing Pier & Kayak Launch
85th Street Playground
Drainage Projects

Bridge To Remain Closed Until 2019

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 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.

The Sea Isle City Police Department  
is an Accredited Agency with the  
New Jersey State Association of  
Chiefs of Police    
August 2018 Police Report: 
1.  Investigations Conducted: 12
2.  Adult Arrests (Criminal, Disorderly Persons, Ordinance, DWI): 44
3.  Juvenile Arrests: 0
4.  Motor Vehicle Summons Issued:
            Moving Violations:   62
            Parking Violations: 876
5. Public Service Calls: 3,158
6. Code Enforcement Violations: 4
Time To Clean Out The Garage!
From October through May, the Monthly Bulk Trash Collection Schedule is:  
1st to 44th Street = 1st Thursday of the month
45th to 70th Street = 2nd Thursday of the month
71st to 94th Street = 3rd Thursday of the 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 Schedule Up and Running

The Winter Curbside Trash and Recycling Collection Schedule (one collection per week per street) is now in effect on the following streets and days...
1st 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.

Free Service Offered Weekly

On Thursday, September 27, Sea Isle City's Division of Emergency Medical Services and Mayor Desiderio kicked-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.

Food, Music & Fun  
Down By The Bay!
The Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce & Revitalization will host their annual Harborfest celebration on Saturday, September 29, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Marina Park (42 nd Place and the Bay). Harborfest will feature great food, live music, vendors, games and activities for the kids, a Chowder Competition, and a Clam Eating Contest. For more info, phone 609-263-9090 or go to www.seaislechamber.com .

Come Celebrate on October 6!
Mayor Desiderio and his family will host Sea Isle City's annual Columbus Day Parade and Italian Festival on Saturday, October 6. The parade begins at 2:00 p.m. at the Sea Isle Bridge and will run along JFK Boulevard and along Landis Avenue (JFK to 63rd Street) featuring a variety of participants - including Sea Isle's 2018 "Italian Royal Family, local organizations and businesses, elected officials and other revelers. The Italian Festival will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at KIX-McNutleys on 63rd Street, where festival-goers can enjoy great food, music, vendors and a Cannoli Eating Contest. Plus, Cento Food Company will have a product display, there will be live opera music sung by Joe Avanzato, and there will be a check presentation to the Deborah Heart & Lung from the proceeds of this year's GAD Heart Walk. For more info about the 2018 Columbus Day Parade and Italian Festival, please phone 609-263-6341 or go to www.kixmcnutleys.com .


Uproariously Funny Play!
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, 44 th Street and Central Avenue. Hosted by the Knights of Columbus of Saint Joseph Church, this show has been called an "uproariously funny play that takes the audience back to their youth." Tickets for Late Nite Catechism 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.


Donations Are Desperately Needed
Sea Isle City's United Methodist Church will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive in their church hall, located at 4102 Central Avenue, on Thursday, October 11, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. Walk-ins are also welcome - or you can make an appointment by phoning Norma at 609-263-8025 or visiting www.redcrossblood.org (enter the sponsor code "sea isle umc").

Volunteers Needed!
The Sea Isle City Environmental Commission will host their annual Autumn Beach Clean Up and Dune Grass Planting event on Saturday, October 13, 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon (rain date: October 14). During this important gathering, volunteers will clear trash and debris from Sea Isle's shoreline and plant grass seedlings that will help strengthen our dunes. Volunteers are asked to sign-in on the day of the Clean Up at JFK Boulevard and the Promenade, where cleaning supplies will be distributed. Complimentary tee-shirts will be given to volunteers (while supplies last) courtesy of Approach Clothing Company, located at 6300 Landis Avenue. Volunteers will also be treated to a complimentary luncheon at Mike's Seafood Restaurant on Park Road, courtesy of the Monichetti family. Volunteers will also receive coupons for free ice cream cones at Spinners Pizza, Ice Cream & Grill, located in Spinnaker on the Promenade at 38th Street. For more info, please phone 609-263-2081.


Help Support
High School Programs

The Bennett and Doyle-Waid families will host a "Head Over Boots" fundraiser on Saturday night, October 13, from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. at LaCosta Lounge, JFK Boulevard and Landis Avenue, benefiting the Ocean City High School After Prom and Red Raiders Football programs. The event will feature live music, country line dancing and more! Tickets cost $20 per person. For ticket info, phone 609-231-4090 or go to The Oar House Pub on 42nd place.   CLICK HERE for more details.

Join the Fun...
Enter the Halloween Parade!
The City's Division of Recreation will host Sea Isle's annual Halloween Parade & Family Dance Party on Friday, October 19. The parade will begin at 7:00 p.m. and run along Landis Avenue (45th Street to JFK Boulevard), featuring a variety of costumed participants, bands and entertainers. Want to march in the parade? Applications are not being accepted from families, businesses, organizations and other folks who wish to appear in this year's parade. Prizes will be given to the parade's winners.  
Afterwards, bring your family to Sea Isle's annual Halloween Dance Party at the Excursion Park Band Shell, which begins immediately after the Halloween Parade. For more information, please phone 609-263-0500 or go to www.VISITSICNJ.com.

Cancelled? Postponed? Rescheduled?
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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The Fun in Sea Isle City

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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.


Have You Seen What's  
Been Happening?

September is always a fun-filled month because the excitement of summer continues far into the autumn season here in Sea Isle City.  Click the links below to see images of recent events that delighted people of all ages...
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