Sea Isle Times

July 2018

Sea Isle City plans to decorate the sky this Fourth of July with a spectacular display of fireworks the entire family will love. But before you find your spot for the show, there are several fun activities to enjoy throughout the day.

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By Joanna Heston

Captain Thomas McCann Mascot School

10:30am-12:15pm, 44th St. & Promenade

(Rain date: July 6)

Boys and girls, ages 4 through 8, will enjoy two days of fun during mascot school.

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By Linda Dougherty

In 1958, a gallon of gas cost 24 cents, a loaf of bread sold for 19 cents, and Dwight D. Eisenhower was president. Elvis Presley was inducted into the Army, Sir Edmund Hillary reached the South Pole, it was a peak year for drive-in movies, and the Wham-O company introduced the Hula Hoop.

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By David J. Spatz

Want to see Jim Allen break into a smile?

 

Then go admire the newly opened Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City that his company and its partners carved out of the remains of the tired, old Trump Taj Mahal.

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By Dave Bontempo

It’s more than spectators lining the shores, razor-close finishes and the ear-splitting roar of a victorious beach patrol.

 

Lifeguard racing has a community element, especially in Upper Township and Sea Isle City. Both town’s beach patrols host significant events that engage the public.

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By Dr. Lenore Tedesco, Executive Director of The Wetlands Institute

What can be more relaxing and exciting than an early-morning stroll along Seven Mile’s beaches? The warm breezes, sounds of the waves, and freedom from the everyday
grind make our quiet time on the beach so special. For me, the added surprise of the serendipitous uncovering of Mother Nature’s gifts from the sea adds another level
of joy.

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In a photo from 50 years ago this past May, Sea Isle City Commissioner Harry Barth and City Superintendent Howard Wright look on after turning the valve to begin immediate pumping of the new 400,000-gallon water tank in the Townsends Inlet section of town.

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By Jennifer James Davenport

When the sun goes down in Sea Isle City, the fun is far from over! Everywhere you go on the island there are fun things to see and do. The live-entertainment sector is no exception. From acoustic guitar players to full bands to comedy routines, you can find it all right here. Best part about partying in Sea Isle is you never have to drive.

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By Dave Bontempo

Mary Anninos owns a rich Sea Isle City history.

 

It spans several eras, from the well-connected family business ties, to the storm of 1962; the role of visitor during her professional career and, upon her return in retirement, the age of cats. Or, to borrow a song title, the “Stray Cat Strut” era.

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