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15th annual Borough-Wide Yard Sale is May 6

Bargain hunters are encouraged to spend the day in Wildwood Crest for the 15th annual Borough-Wide Yard Sale on Saturday, May 6, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The event will feature nearly 200 yard sale locations throughout the borough.

Those wishing to become an official yard sale location must submit a registration form by Friday, April 28, to Wildwood Crest Borough Hall. The fee to participate is $15.

Registration forms are available at the Wildwood Crest Public Works Department, Wildwood Crest Borough Hall and the Wildwood Crest Pier Recreation Center. Registration forms can also be downloaded online at www.wildwoodcrest.org.

Maps featuring yard sale locations will be available beginning Friday, May 5, at the following locations: Wildwood Crest Borough Hall, 6101 Pacific Avenue; Crest Pier Recreation Center, 5800 Ocean Avenue; Joseph Von Savage Memorial Pool, 8800 New Jersey Avenue; and The Hardware Store, 105 W. Aster Road.

The yard sale location map will also be available online at www.wildwoodcrest.org beginning Friday, May 5.

Rain date for the event is Sunday, May 7.

Residents and visitors are reminded to obey all traffic laws as they travel through town on the day of the event. Following the yard sale, registered participants are strongly encouraged to leave bulk items, electronics, metal and rigid plastics curbside for pickup by the Wildwood Crest Public Works Department.

The Borough-Wide Yard Sale is sponsored by the Wildwood Crest Department of Public Works. Call (609) 522-7446 for more information.

Crest seeks volunteers for Beach Sweep/Earth Day event April 22

The Borough of Wildwood Crest is seeking volunteers to help keep the community’s beaches clean, safe and among the best in the state.

The borough’s Department of Public Works, in conjunction with Clean Ocean Action, will host this year’s first Beach Sweep on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Volunteers should gather at Centennial Park, located at Fern Road and Ocean Avenue. Volunteers should wear weather-appropriate clothing. The event will be held rain or shine. Equipment will be provided by the Wildwood Crest Department of Public Works.

Volunteers of all ages are needed for the event. Participants collect, remove and record valuable data about debris, which is presented in annual reports and used to advance federal, state and local programs for litter abatement on New Jersey’s beaches and in its waterways.

This Beach Sweep will be extremely helpful to the borough’s already intensive efforts to keep its vast expanse of beaches clean.

According to the Clean Ocean Action website, more than 105,500 volunteers have participated and removed over 5.4 million pieces of debris from New Jersey’s beaches and waterways since the program began in 1985. They join as groups (community, school, business, and organization), families, or individuals. Beach Sweeps is one of the longest-running programs of its kind in the world.  Clean Ocean Action is a leading national and regional voice working to protect waterways along the New Jersey and New York coastlines using science, law, research, education and citizen action.

Volunteers can register by contacting Kay Sagal at the Department of Public Works by phone at (609) 522-7446 or by email at ksagal@wildwoodcrest.org. Participants may also register on the day of the event beginning at 9 a.m. at Centennial Park, located on Fern Road and Ocean Avenue.  Residents are also encouraged to inquire about the Crest’s successful Adopt-A-Beach program.

Crest Recreation announces Trunk or Treat winners

crest-trunk-or-treat-2016-first-placeWILDWOOD CREST – The Wildwood Crest Recreation Department hosted a large crowd at its annual Trunk or Treat Halloween season family event Sunday, Oct. 30. The event was held in the parking lot of the Crest Pier Recreation Center.

Adults decorated the backs of their vehicles for Halloween and distributed candy to children dressed in Halloween costumes. Approximately 850 people attended the event, which included 21 decorated vehicles.

The Wildwood Crest Police Department and Department of Public Safety also participated in the event.

Winners of the vehicle-decorating contest were awarded prizes. They included:

First place – Wally and Susan Jurusz, Wildwood Crest.

Second place – Robin Wertz, North Wildwood.

Third place – Breinn Byron, Wildwood Crest.

Fourth place – Dennis Schlereth, Cape May Court House.

For further information, call (609) 523-0202.

Live music, fireworks, family entertainment at Crest Seafarers Celebration

seafarers-1Spectacular beachfront fireworks, a wide variety of terrific live music, enjoyable family entertainment, an appearance by a member of the United States Olympic Team and much more will highlight the FREE Wildwood Crest Seafarers Celebration scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The Seafarers Celebration begins at 9 a.m. with a massive street festival along the beautiful banks of Sunset Lake, located along New Jersey Avenue between Rambler Road and Miami Avenue. The event will feature scores of craft vendors, live music, delicious varieties of food and other fun entertainment for the entire family.

seafarers-fireworksLive music includes performances by Stellar Mojo (rock, dance, party hits), Big Bleu (Motown, oldies, pop) and the Star Band (oldies, pop, dance hits). (See below for the specific live music schedule.)

A performance by the Vahalla Pirates, magic shows, a live turtle exhibition, roving street performers, children’s pie-eating contests, bounce houses, face painting and more also highlight Saturday’s Seafarers daytime activities lineup.

In addition, Wildwood Crest native Joe Maloy, who was the top American finisher in the men’s triathlon race at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, will make an appearance at the event.

The daytime portion of the Seafarers Celebration at Sunset Lake concludes at 5 p.m.

showtime-dance-band-2016The action then moves to Centennial Park, located at Fern Road and Ocean Avenue. The Showtime Dance Band, a 12-piece dance, oldies, Motown, disco and pop band, will perform on the Centennial Park stage from 6 to 8 p.m. The annual Seafarers beachfront fireworks show will go off from the beach at Fern Road at 8 p.m. to conclude the day’s activities.

For more information about the Wildwood Crest Seafarers Celebration, log on to www.visitwildwoodcrest.com or call (609) 523-0202.

 

2016 SEAFARERS CELEBRATION LIVE MUSIC SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, SEPT. 24

Sunset Lake – New Jersey Avenue from Rambler Road to Miami Avenue

10:30 a.m. – Star Band (oldies/pop/dance hits)

1 p.m. – Stellar Mojo (rock/dance/party hits)

3 p.m. – Big Bleu (Motown/oldies/pop)

Centennial Park – Fern Road and Ocean Avenue

6 p.m. – Showtime Dance Band (dance, oldies, Motown, disco, pop hits)

Live music show Saturday in Crest canceled due to storm threat

WWC_withtaglineThe live music performance by U2 tribute band 2U scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 3, at 7:30 p.m. at Wildwood Crest Centennial Park has been canceled due to the forecast of inclement weather, the Borough of Wildwood Crest has announced.

For further information, call (609) 523-0202.

Crest announces late-season lifeguard coverage

WCBP headquartersThe Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol has announced its late-season beach coverage for 2016.

All beaches will be open and protected by beach patrol staff through Monday, Sept. 5 (Labor Day) and on the weekend after Labor Day (Sept. 10-11). Due to limited available staff, five beaches will be protected from Tuesday, Sept. 6 through Friday, Sept. 9: Buttercup-Lavender, Rosemary-Forget-Me-Not, Stockton-Stanton, Toledo-Denver and Trenton-Newark.

Sunday, Sept. 11 will be the last day of the 2016 season for regular lifeguard coverage of the Wildwood Crest beaches. Response teams will be available for emergency calls on the weekends of Sept. 17-18 and Sept. 24-25.

As always, the Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol strongly urges its beach patrons to swim at lifeguard-protected beaches only.

For more information, contact the Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol at (609) 522-3825.

Jamison Celtic Rock at Centennial Park Aug. 20

Jamison Centennial Park 2WILDWOOD CREST – Jamison Celtic Rock, one of the most popular Irish pop/rock bands of the Delaware Valley, is set to play at Centennial Park Saturday, Aug. 20, as the Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series continues.

Jamison Celtic Rock has become a favorite of the Irish, the Irish at heart and many more across the region over the past decade. A five-piece band formed out of Northeast Philadelphia, Jamison mixes dynamic reels with rock, modern pop, hip-hop dance beats and more – all while never straying far from their Irish roots. While Jamison drops traditional and more modern Irish favorites into their shows, the band also performs many pop and rock favorites from Pink to Pink Floyd and from Rihanna to Rush, all with a style that makes each song seem as if it were crafted in the basement of a Dublin pub.

But perhaps the best way to describe a Jamison performance is to say you certainly don’t have to be Irish to enjoy this talented group of musicians.

In addition to rocking pubs, taverns and nightclubs, Jamison has appeared live on Fox Good Day Philadelphia and CBS3 television’s Talk Philly, has headlined many Irish festivals and parades across the region and makes many appearances at the Jersey Shore each summer.

Saturday’s event is a free all-ages show. Attendees should bring a blanket or a chair.

Centennial Park is located at Fern Road and Ocean Avenue.

The Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series, hosted by the Wildwood Crest Recreation and Tourism Department and supported by the Wildwood Crest Tourism Development Commission, consists of 21 live music shows every Wednesday and Saturday at Centennial Park through Sept. 3.

Other upcoming entertainment includes rhythm all the hits of Billy Joel with Street Life Serenade on Wednesday, Aug. 24; the best songs of Elton John with Bennie & The Jets on Saturday, Aug. 27; and progressive and classic rock with Sass faction on Wednesday, Aug. 31.

For more information about Jamison Celtic Rock, log on to www.jamisoncelticrock.com. For more information about the Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series, call (609) 523-0202.

 

The Benderz to perform at Centennial Park Saturday

BenderzWILDWOOD CREST – The Benderz, a five-piece touring cover band based in the South Jersey and Philadelphia area, is set to make its Centennial Park debut on Saturday, Aug. 13, as part of the Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series.

Performing some of the top pop, rock and dance hits of yesterday and today, The Benderz brings a high-energy, interactive party to every one of its shows. The band regularly performs at many of the top nightclubs and restaurants in the South Jersey and Philadelphia area, including many dates along the Jersey Shore in the summertime.

Saturday’s event is a free all-ages show. Attendees should bring a blanket or a chair.

Centennial Park is located at Fern Road and Ocean Avenue.

The Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series, hosted by the Wildwood Crest Recreation and Tourism Department and supported by the Wildwood Crest Tourism Development Commission, consists of 21 live music shows every Wednesday and Saturday at Centennial Park through Sept. 3.

Other upcoming entertainment includes rhythm and blues with the Christopher Dean Band on Wednesday, Aug. 17; Irish-themed pop and rock hits with Jamison Celtic Rock on Saturday, Aug. 20; and all the hits of Billy Joel with Street Life Serenade on Wednesday, Aug. 24.

For more information about The Benderz, log on to www.thebenderz.com. For more information about the Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series, call (609) 523-0202.

The Benderz at Centennial Park Saturday

BenderzThe Benderz, a five-piece touring cover band based in the South Jersey and Philadelphia area, is set to make its Centennial Park debut on Saturday, Aug. 13, as part of the Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series.

Performing some of the top pop, rock and dance hits of yesterday and today, The Benderz brings a high-energy, interactive party to every one of its shows. The band regularly performs at many of the top nightclubs and restaurants in the South Jersey and Philadelphia area, including many dates along the Jersey Shore in the summertime.

Saturday’s event is a free all-ages show. Attendees should bring a blanket or a chair.

Centennial Park is located at Fern Road and Ocean Avenue.

The Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series, hosted by the Wildwood Crest Recreation and Tourism Department and supported by the Wildwood Crest Tourism Development Commission, consists of 21 live music shows every Wednesday and Saturday at Centennial Park through Sept. 3.

Other upcoming entertainment includes rhythm and blues with the Christopher Dean Band on Wednesday, Aug. 17; Irish-themed pop and rock hits with Jamison Celtic Rock on Saturday, Aug. 20; and all the hits of Billy Joel with Street Life Serenade on Wednesday, Aug. 24.

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

Live music performance 8/6/16 postponed

WWC_withtaglineThe live music performance scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 6, at Centennial Park in Wildwood Crest has been postponed due to the threat of storms. The Showtime Dance Band will instead perform at the Wildwood Crest Seafarers Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 24. More details on the Seafarers event to be announced.