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Five Mile Beat > New business thriving on the ’walk this summer

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Written by Joyce Gould Saturday, June 29, 2013 12:00 am

 Andy Weiner accepting a proclamation from the city of Wildwood.
 Andy Weiner accepting a proclamation from the city of Wildwood. Recently Andy Weiner the owner of Splash Zone introduced to the public the Flow House. Ride the wave if you can and I don’t think it is easy to do. Just ask Jeff Gott from Crest Bank, who gave it the old college try, but never got to stand up on his board. The event was postponed once because of rain, of which the Wildwoods have seen plenty. But many came to see the newest attraction to the Wildwood boardwalk. The destination is only one of five in the world, and besides having the flow house there are lounges set up and individual cabanas with flat screen TVs.

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Five Mile Beat > Warrior 50 club supports Wildwood seniors

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Written by Joyce Gould Wednesday, June 12, 2013 12:45 pm

The Wildwood High School basketball team.
  The Wildwood High School basketball team. As in other years, the Wildwood Warrior 50 club held its annual dinner at the Wildwoods Convention Center on a Monday night, which is unusual. The turnout was much better than expected so the next few years it will continue to be on a Monday.

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Five Mile Beat > Christie’s visit the highlight of a busy time

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Written by Joyce Gould Sunday, June 02, 2013 07:17 am

 5 Mile Beat Gov. Christ Christie in a crowd on the boardwalk in North Wildwood.

 The past several weeks have been very busy. The first event was the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce Foundation annual Restaurant Showcase, which featured eateries from all the Wildwoods and scholarship money was given to many students from local schools to help them with their college education.

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Five Mile Beat > Hats and fashion for Women’s Fund event

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Written by Joyce Gould Wednesday, May 15, 2013 12:02 pm

Maggie Day, holding baby Brady, and her older son Jackson, modeling in the fashion show.
Maggie Day, holding baby Brady, and her older son Jackson, modeling in the fashion show.  Cape Women’s Resource Fund’s 11th annual fashion show was held recently at the Grand Hotel in Cape May, with 241 women and 12 youngsters in attendance.

It was a glorious afternoon, and members arrived early to get the room in shape for the happenings.

This year saw the largest attendance for the event, fund chairwoman Rita Fulginiti said in her welcoming remarks.

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PHOTOS: Fun all around for concert weekend

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Written by Joyce Gould Saturday, May 04, 2013 12:00 am

Photo by Joyce Gould/ The Soul Cruisers performed on Friday night during the Sensational Spring Weekend Photo by Joyce Gould/ The Soul Cruisers performed on Friday night during the Sensational Spring Weekend The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce’s Sensational Spring Weekend at the Wildwoods Convention Center began on Friday night with the sounds of the Sensational Soul Cruisers appearing at the event for the first time.

While there we met Larry and Sandy Brown from Phillipsburg who were dressed in their ’60s garb, peace signs and all. They have been coming to the Wildwoods since the concerts began. We also met Laura Walton from Delaware who never stopped dancing the entire night. Fran Cooper, another regular who comes for the weekend, posed for a picture with Dave and Lori Roach, who are in charge of the event, along with executive director Tracey DuFault, Harry Posternock and Charlie Davis, who is the entertainment agent for the chamber. He flew in from Los Angeles for the weekend. Last year we lost Mike Posternock and he was always very active with the chamber events. So it was a very bittersweet moment seeing one of his brothers helping for the weekend.

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Relay Melee

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, April 25, 2013 12:01 pm

Photo by Jen Marra/Margaret Mace student Gianna Smith is pushed through by her classmates as they compete in the Twister Scoot Through relay. Photo by Jen Marra/Margaret Mace student Gianna Smith is pushed through by her classmates as they compete in the Twister Scoot Through relay.
Students across the island competed in the 21st annual "Junior High Night" last Friday.

Margaret Mace Falcons, Cape Trinity Catholic Stars, Crest Memorial Cougars and Wildwood Middle School Warriors competed against each other in several relay events at Wildwood High School.

Photos by Jen Marra.

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Lots to do for Super Bowl weekend

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Written by Joyce Gould Wednesday, February 13, 2013 02:15 pm

Photo by Joyce Gould/ Doreen Fitzpatrick, birthday girl Jennifer Konides, Jodie DiEduardo and Tracey Dougherty gathered for a celebration. Photo by Joyce Gould/ Doreen Fitzpatrick, birthday girl Jennifer Konides, Jodie DiEduardo and Tracey Dougherty gathered for a celebration.

Super Bowl Sunday has turned out to be a very busy time in the Wildwoods.

It is always preceded on Saturday night by the Wildwood Crest Fire Company’s annual Ladies Night and this year was no exception, but before that event my husband and I were also invited to a surprise party at the home of EJ and Tracey Dougherty. They were hosting a birthday party for Jennifer Konides who has just turned 50, and she was surprised.

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Five Mile Beat > Celebration for 50th birthday

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Written by Joyce Gould Tuesday, January 15, 2013 04:14 pm

Jodie has made the big time.
Jodie has made the big time.  

 Jodie DiEduardo, vice president of Crest Savings Bank, turned 50 Jan. 2 and every parking meter surrounding Crest Savings Bank had a “Jodie’s turning 50” sign.

Everyone in the bank was wearing a name tag that that also said “Jodie’s turning 50” and she was greeted in her office on the second floor of the bank with balloons and over the hill signs and best wishes from her colleagues.

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From Wildwood Crest to Broadway

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Written by Joyce Gould Thursday, January 03, 2013 01:00 am

Lois Tomalino, Bonnie Lynch, Barbara Tomalino, Dotty Hentges, Marion Sandman and Kathy Randle with Lady Liberty in New York City. Lois Tomalino, Bonnie Lynch, Barbara Tomalino, Dotty Hentges, Marion Sandman and Kathy Randle with Lady Liberty in New York City. Recently, I was able to attend two theater productions: The first in Wildwood Crest at Crest Memorial School and the other on Broadway to see the Tony award-winning play “Once.” To be perfectly honest, the production of “The Little Mermaid” at Crest was so much fun, I liked it better than Broadway. The sets were done by Mary O’Donnell along with the help of many. The fabulous costumes were made by Cathy Toland, a teacher at the school, and her daughter, Brittany, along with Melissa Raucci and Jean Wotring.

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Five Mile Beat > Family Celebration a hit

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Written by Joyce Gould Tuesday, December 11, 2012 01:38 pm

The Farreny Family, Bill Sr., Gina, Bill Jr, Roxanne and 1-year-old twins William III and his sister Aubrey at the annual celebration. 
The Farreny Family, Bill Sr., Gina, Bill Jr, Roxanne and 1-year-old twins William III and his sister Aubrey at the annual celebration.

Over the weekend, the Convention Center in Wildwood hosted the fifth annual Family Holiday Celebration, which is a two-day event involving several thousand island people as well as guests’ from off the island.

On Friday night the Greater Wildwood Jaycee’s sponsored the annual Christmas parade, and except for a slight drizzle it was a huge success.

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