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Wildwood Crest Beach Pier Fitness Classes begin June 24

The Borough of Wildwood Crest Recreation Department will host its comprehensive daily Beach Pier Fitness Class program from Saturday, June 24, through Saturday, Aug. 27, on the Beach Pier at Heather Road at 8:30 a.m.

Led by energetic, certified instructors, Beach Pier Fitness Classes include aerobics, Pilates and yoga. Classes are held at the eastern end of the pier overlooking the ocean. No pre-registration is necessary. Attendees are asked to arrive at least five minutes prior to the start of class. All attendees must wear sneakers.

The 2017 Beach Pier Fitness Class schedule is as follows: Sunday – Yoga; Monday – Pilates; Tuesday – Aerobics; Wednesday – Aerobics; Thursday – Aerobics; Friday – Pilates; Saturday – Aerobics.

The Wildwood Crest Recreation Department also offers outdoor Zumba classes every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at Centennial Park, located at Fern Road and Ocean Avenue. Monday and Wednesday classes will be held through Labor Day. Saturday classes will be held through Sept. 30.

Cost for each summer outdoor fitness class is $5 per person. A punch card good for any 20 classes can be purchased for $80.

Additional FREE sunset yoga classes will also be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings along Sunset Lake at Miami Road at 7:30 p.m. from July 6 through Aug. 17.

For more information on the Wildwood Crest Recreation Department outdoor fitness classes, call (609) 523-0202.

Chatterband kicks off 2017 Crest Summer Music Series

The Chatterband, one of the most popular and longest-running dance/party bands in the Delaware Valley, is set to kick off the 2017 Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series on Saturday, June 24, at 7:30 p.m. at Centennial Park.

A perennial favorite in the Crest, the Chatterband is a nine-piece powerhouse band that features an outstanding horn section and dynamite singers with exceptional range. The band performs many of the popular dance and party hits from the 1960s through today.

The Chatterband show opens the largest schedule in the nine-year history of the Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series. Shows will be held each Saturday through Sept. 16 and each Wednesday from June 28 through Aug. 30. In addition, a special Friday evening show with the Fabulous Greaseband will be held July 21 after the band’s scheduled performance at the Wildwood Crest Summer Kickoff Concert on Memorial Day weekend was postponed due to rain.

All told, the 2017 Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series includes 24 shows, making it one of the largest free concert series in the region. The series includes many of the most popular cover bands and tribute acts on the East Coast.

All Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series shows are free and open to all ages. Attendees should bring a blanket or a chair.

Centennial Park is located at Fern Road and Ocean Avenue.

The Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series is hosted by the Wildwood Crest Recreation and Tourism Department and supported by the Wildwood Crest Tourism Development Commission.

Other upcoming entertainment includes rhythm & blues with the Christopher Dean Band on Wednesday, June 28; dance/party hits with the Legacy Band on Saturday, July 1; and classic rock with Sass Faction on Wednesday, July 5.

For more information about the Chatterband, log on to www.thechatterband.com. For more information about the Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series, log on to www.visitwildwoodcrest.com or call (609) 523-0202.

2017 WILDWOOD CREST SUMMER MUSIC SERIES SCHEDULE

SATURDAY EVENINGS

June 24: The Chatterband (dance/party hits)

July 1: Legacy Band (dance/party hits)

July 8: Showtime Dance Band (oldies, Motown, dance)

July 15: Funk Evolution (oldies, funk, disco)

July 22: Glimmer Twins (Rolling Stones tribute)

July 29: 2U (U2 tribute)

August 5: Desert Highway (Eagles tribute)

August 12: Jamison Celtic Rock (pop/dance/rock hits with Irish twist)

August 19: Don’t Call Me Francis (dance/party hits)

August 26: B Street Band (Bruce Springsteen tribute)

September 2: Shot of Southern (modern country hits)

September 9: Soul’d Again (soul, funk, oldies)

September 16: Roundhouse Band (dance/party hits)

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS

June 28: Christopher Dean Band (rhythm & blues)

July 5: Sass Faction (classic rock)

July 12: Billy D Light Trio (classic rock)

July 19: Big Bleu (pop/rock/dance)

July 26: Beat Tells (Beatles tribute)

August 2: Mango Men (summer-themed party music)

August 9: Fuse Box (classic rock)

August 16: Street Life Serenade (Billy Joel tribute)

August 23: Star Band (oldies, Motown, doo wop)

August 30: Stellar Mojo (dance, pop, funk)

FRIDAY EVENING

July 21: Fabulous Greaseband (oldies/pop/party hits)

Crest to host Health & Wellness Expo June 20

The Borough of Wildwood Crest will host its first annual Health & Wellness Expo on Tuesday, June 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wildwood Crest Pier Recreation Center located at Heather Road and Ocean Avenue.

The event is free and open to the general public.

The Health & Wellness Expo includes a mobile mammography unit, blood pressure screenings, cholesterol screenings, family chiropractic, skin cancer prevention information, healthy eating tips, smoking cessation information, fitness demonstrations and more.

A variety of vendors will also be on hand to promote health and wellness, including Cape Regional Medical Center, Horizon Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Cape Counseling, Cape Assist, Acme Markets, Wawa Markets, Join Insurance Fund Employee Wellness and more.

No pre-registration for the event is necessary.

For more information about the Wildwood Crest Health & Wellness Expo, call the Wildwood Crest Recreation Department at (609) 523-0202.

Crest dedicates recreation center room in honor of former mayor

The new game room at the Wildwood Crest Pier Recreation Center has been officially named the “John Pantalone Game Room” by the Borough of Wildwood Crest. Pantalone (second from left) is joined by Wildwood Crest commissioners (from left) Don Cabrera, Carl Groon and Joyce Gould at a ceremony held in his honor on Saturday, June 4.

The Borough of Wildwood Crest has dedicated its new family game room at the Crest Pier Recreation Center in honor of former borough mayor and commissioner John J. Pantalone.

The space has been officially named as the “John Pantalone Game Room” by borough resolution passed unanimously at the regular bimonthly meeting of the Borough of Wildwood Crest’s Board of Commissioners on Wednesday, June 7. A ceremony to honor former mayor Pantalone and to unveil the game room in his name to the public was held Saturday, June 4, at the Crest Pier.

Pantalone, a lifelong resident of Wildwood Crest who served in the United States Army, served as mayor and commissioner in Wildwood Crest in 1981-85 and 1993-2005. He was the recreation director in Wildwood Crest prior to becoming commissioner and also served as vice chairman of the Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority.

“I’ve always felt the Crest Pier was John’s building,” said Don Cabrera, Wildwood Crest Commissioner of Public Works and Recreation. “He was such a great leader for our town as mayor and prior to that was a well respected recreation director who helped build many of the fine programs and activities that are offered today in Wildwood Crest. We look at this room as a gesture of our appreciation for all John has done for recreation and for the borough through his years of service. We take great pride in knowing that John will appreciate that children and their families can enjoy a great, new place to have fun.”

The John Pantalone Game Room includes games and activities for all ages. Included are bubble hockey, air hockey and fooz ball games, as well as ping pong and pool tables, a dart board, checkers/chess table, television screens, various video games and comfortable sitting areas.

The John Pantalone Game Room is free and open to the public during all normal operating hours of the Crest Pier Recreation Center.

For more information, contact the Wildwood Crest Recreation Department at (609) 523-0202.

Wildwood Crest Police Department to host memorial service for fallen officer

The Borough of Wildwood Crest Police Department will hold a memorial service in honor of Officer Eugene J. Miglio III on Friday, June 2, at 7 p.m. The event will be held at Officer Miglio’s memorial site at Miami Avenue and Bayview Drive.

Officer Miglio died in the line of duty on June 2, 1995, when he suffered a fatal heart attack while struggling with a combative subject who was being placed into custody following a motor vehicle stop.

Officer Miglio served as a police officer in the Borough of Wildwood Crest for nearly 15 years. He was also a special undercover officer for a joint Federal Bureau of Investigation/Cape May County narcotics task force.

The public is welcome to attend the memorial service.

For further information, call the Wildwood Crest Police Department at (609) 522-2456.

Crest to host ‘Coffee with Commissioner Cabrera’ Saturday

Borough of Wildwood Crest Commissioner of Public Works and Recreation Don Cabrera will host the first “Coffee with Commissioner Cabrera” meeting Saturday, May 20, at 9 a.m. in the court room at Wildwood Crest Borough Hall located at 6101 Pacific Avenue.

The public is invited to take advantage of this friendly, informal discussion session about current borough issues. No pre-registration is necessary.

Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

A second “Coffee with Commissioner Cabrera” session will be held Saturday, July 22.

For more information, call (609) 522-5176

Wildwood Crest to unveil bike path monument Memorial Day

Due to the threat of inclement weather, the Borough of Wildwood Crest has postponed its event to unveil a new monument to its popular bike path that was scheduled for Friday, May 12.

The event is now scheduled for Memorial Day on Monday, May 29, at 10 a.m.

The Crest will unveil a bike statue at the southern entrance of the beachfront portion of the bike path at Rambler Road, between Ocean Avenue and the entrance to the beach.

The monument is a nine-foot by 15-foot aluminum model of a bicycle that sits atop a four-foot concrete base.

A short Memorial Day ceremony will also be held as part of the event.

The public is welcome and encouraged to attend the event and ride the bike path both before and after the ceremony.

For further information, call Wildwood Crest Borough Hall at (609) 522-5176 or the Wildwood Crest Recreation Department at (609) 523-0202.

Crest hosts Arbor Day program at school

Borough of Wildwood Crest Commissioner and Deputy Mayor Joyce Gould presents Crest Memorial third-graders (from left) Rachel Fuscaldo, Mario Tenaglia and Antonio Panzini with tree seedlings as part of the borough’s Arbor Day program at the school on Friday, April 29.

In recognition of Arbor Day, the Borough of Wildwood Crest partnered with The Lomax Consulting Group to present tree seedlings and an educational program to children in grades K-5 at Crest Memorial School on Friday, April 28.

The Arbor Day activities opened with a screening of a video compilation highlighting the importance of trees and the value of natural resource stewardship.

Following a brief presentation about the history of Arbor Day and the need for schoolchildren to help “green” their community by Peter Lomax, president of The Lomax Consulting Group, Wildwood Crest Commissioner and Deputy Mayor Joyce Gould read a story to the children about different types of trees and how they grow.

Following the program, 400 tree seedlings were distributed to the schoolchildren for them to take home and plant.

Wildwood Crest Business Administrator Connie Mahon presents Crest Memorial fourth-grader Megan Feketics with cards to distribute to her schoolmates that include instructions on how to plant and care for the tree seedlings they were given as part of the borough’s Arbor Day program at the school on Friday, April 29.

The Arbor Day event, organized by Wildwood Crest Commissioner Don Cabrera and Business Administrator Connie Mahon, was part of the borough’s ongoing efforts to educate the public about the importance of trees and conserving natural resources. The Borough of Wildwood Crest is engaged in a community forestry initiative in which a plan will be developed to manage and steward its tree resources, as well as to develop further public outreach that encourages tree care and planting of proper tree species for the sensitive barrier island environment.

2017 Borough Wide-Yard Sale Locations

ASTER RD, E 109
ATLANTA AVE, E 207
ATLANTIC AVE, 5600 No. 3
ATLANTIC AVE, 6401
ATLANTIC AVE, 7200
ATLANTIC AVE, 7304
ATLANTIC AVE, 7700
ATLANTIC AVE, 8004
ATLANTIC AVE, 9002
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BAYVIEW DRIVE, 8705
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CHARLESTON AVE, W 94
CHARLESTON AVE, W 207
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CROCUS RD, E 118
CROCUS RD, E 211
CROCUS RD, W 148
DENVER AVE, W 109
FARRAGUT RD, E 123
FARRAGUT RD, E 209-211
FARRAGUT RD, E 404-406
FERN AVE, W 123
FERN RD, W 123
FERN RD, E 125A
FERN RD, W 106
FORGET-ME-NOT RD E 123
FORGET-ME-NOT RD, E 130
HEATHER RD, E 131
HEATHER RD, E 205
HEATHER RD, W 122
HOLLYWOOD AVE, E 109
HOLLYWOOD AVE, E 123
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HOLLYWOOD AVE, W 113
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JEFFERSON AVE, E 107
JEFFERSON AVE, W 103
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PARK BLVD, 5501
PARK BLVD, 5606
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PARK BLVD, 6700
PARK BLVD, 6804
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ROSEMARY RD, W 112
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ROSEMARY RD, W 121
SEAVIEW AVE & ORCHID RD
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Crest to unveil bike path monument

The Borough of Wildwood Crest is set to officially introduce a new monument to its popular bike path.

The Crest will unveil a bike statue at the southern entrance of the beachfront portion of the bike path at Rambler Road, between Ocean Avenue and the entrance to the beach, on Friday, May 5, at 6 p.m.

The monument is a nine-foot by 15-foot aluminum model of a bicycle that sits atop a four-foot concrete base. It was built by Heritage Towers, a marine contractor and design company, with design and construction performed by Mike Hollenback and Mike Seaverns.

“We’re very pleased with how the construction of the bike statue turned out and we can’t wait to officially unveil it to the public,” said Don Cabrera, Wildwood Crest Commissioner of Public Works and Recreation. “This is an added amenity that will enhance the experience of riding along the bike path. We also think this will become an iconic monument to residents and visitors alike. We expect it to be a very popular place to take personal and family photographs, which will help market Wildwood Crest through social media postings.”

The public is welcome and encouraged to attend the event.

For further information, call Wildwood Crest Borough Hall at (609) 522-5176 or the Wildwood Crest Recreation Department at (609) 523-0202.