20th Annual Sea Isle City Polar Bear Plunge

by swblog 24. January 2014 15:36
This year, Sea Isle City celebrates a long standing tradition. The 20th Annual Polar Bear Plunge! It's a long weekend of fun beginning February 14th Plunge with the crowing of it's queen, kind, princess and prince. The plunge itself takes place February 15th at 2 pm on 40th St and the Beach. The masses will gather to witness the annual event where brave individuals take that faithful leap in to the frigid waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The chaotic scene is an image that will live with you for many years to come. Registration for the plunge is $25 with all proceeds going to sponsor Sea Isle City's Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization. Sea Winds of Sea Isle Realty Services would like to welcome everyone coming to town to partake in this special weekend. Contact an agent today for 2014 Polar Bear Plunge rentals.

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Skimmer Weekend 2013

by swblog 14. June 2013 17:25

The city’s Skimmer Festival Weekend will take place on Saturday and Sunday, June 15-16.

On Saturday, the festival will start with the annual Skimmer Seaside Market along Sea Isle's oceanfront Promenade, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The market will feature nearly 400 vendors.

A Skimmer Food Court will be located in front of Excursion Park, JFK Boulevard and Pleasure Avenue. There will be live music by Second 2 None in Excursion Park and free family activities, including a giant obstacle course, a moon bounce, face-painters, “Waxy Hands” and a family photo booth. There will also be a “Sand Art” station, where children can create souvenirs for a small fee.

Also on Saturday, the festival’s annual Sand Sculpting Demonstration will take place on the beach at JFK Boulevard beginning at 9 a.m., led by Sand Pounders Professional Sculptors. The public will be invited to compete in a sand sculpting competition. The competition will be followed by an award ceremony at noon, at which time trophies will be distributed to the best amateur sand creations.

There will be more free music at 8 p.m. when The Exceptions perform a variety of pop and rock classics at the Excursion Park Band Shell.

Skimmer Weekend will continue from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Father's Day, Sunday, June 16, with an antique auto show along the Promenade between 29th Street and JFK Boulevard. The Snake Brothers Band will play blue grass music on the Promenade at JFK Boulevard.

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New City Hall Building for Sea Isle

by swblog 14. June 2013 17:18

This week, engineers proposed building a $13.2 million new city hall building. This will replace the current public safety building on JFK Boulevard, which will hold both city offices, the fire department and the police department.

The proposed four-story building was deemed necessary by City Council after the city's two current government complexes were both significantly damaged during Hurricane Sandy. Tuesday's meeting was held in the city's modified elementary school, where city offices and police have been stationed since the storm. Officials said building a new city hall would be more efficient long-term than staying in the school or fixing the city's damaged current buildings. Engineers said they have been planning this project for months, and had already been analyzing city facilities prior to Sandy. The old buildings were cramped and inefficient, with access and space limitations, engineers said. City Administrator George Savastano said the administration will seek approval at the next council meeting to proceed with creating construction specifications and then seek bids on the work in or around October.

Courtesy of the AC Press

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