Wildwood, NJ Events

17 was the key number at Miss North Wildwood event

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Sunday, July 27, 2014 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD — A record-setting 17 contestants participated in the 17th annual Miss North Wildwood pageant. The winners were announced at a ceremony on Thursday, July 17, and the new Miss North Wildwood is a 17-year-old student at Wildwood Catholic High School.

Maegan Elisabeth Sharkey, who resides on Seventh Avenue in North Wildwood, will represent the city in parades and other special events during the year. She is a pianist and dancer and has served as president of the National Honor Society.

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Rising star Payton Taylor returns to North Wildwood Saturday

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Friday, July 25, 2014 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – When she was a kindergartner and visited North Wildwood with her grandparents, Taylor Coccia spent much of her time digging sand on the beach and wading in the water at the fringe of the ocean.

Now 17 years old, and her name changed to Payton Taylor, she will return to North Wildwood as a rising star in the world of country music. She will present a free concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 26 at the Lou Booth amphitheater on Ocean and Second avenues, not far from the sands on which she once played.

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Wildwood Officials hope market will bring shoppers to Pacific Ave.

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, July 05, 2014 12:00 am

George Greenland of North Wildwood, a board member with the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority, picks out a pack of peaches from Nummy Town Farm and Nursery of Rio Grande. George Greenland of North Wildwood, a board member with the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority, picks out a pack of peaches from Nummy Town Farm and Nursery of Rio Grande. WILDWOOD – Officials cut the ribbon marking the grand opening of the Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market on June 28.

Located at the corner of Schellenger and Pacific avenues, the market offers shoppers more than 20 booths offering everything from locally grown produce and honey to wine, olive oils and artisan teas. The market is open rain or shine 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday through Aug. 30.

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PHOTOS: Wildwood Patriotic 5K

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Written by Jen Marra Saturday, July 05, 2014 12:00 am

Despite the weather, participants in the Fourth of July Wildwood Patriotic 5K and 1-mile fun walk still took to the boardwalk to compete Friday morning.  Joe Malloy was the first the race overall and Bridie McCarey was the first woman to finish.  
Photos by Jen Marra. 

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PHOTOS: Families celebrate the Fourth throughout the Wildwoods

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 04, 2014 12:06 pm

Ella and Owen Webber of Rockville, Md. want everyone to "have a super Fourth" this holiday weekend. The siblings were dressed as superheroes to defend their title in the "Most Creative" category for kids 11 and under the Independence Day Parade. However, the parade was canceled due to the weather. Instead, they enjoyed breakfast at Samuel's Pancake House in North Wildwood and stopped at the Candy Cottage.

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Farmers Market kicks off Saturday

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, June 27, 2014 02:16 pm

A ribbon cutting to open the Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market for the year is set 10 a.m. June 28, when the new Doo WW magnet design will also be unveiled.

The Farmers Market committee will also give away tote bags and Doo WW magnets.

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‘Beach Blanket Bingo’ concert set for Saturday – but leave the blankets at home

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, June 27, 2014 02:03 pm

12th Planet 12th Planet WILDWOOD – As many as 6,000 people are expected to descend upon the beach in Wildwood between Baker and Roberts avenues from 4-11 p.m. Saturday for an electronic dance music festival called Beach Blanket Bingo. But no blankets are allowed.

The June 28 festival is one of three EDM events scheduled for the Wildwood beach this summer. BeachGlow is planned for July 5.

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PHOTOS: North Wildwood celebrates the sea

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Written by Jen Marra Friday, June 27, 2014 12:31 pm

Cloudy weather does not stop a crowd of people from visiting the festival Cloudy weather does not stop a crowd of people from visiting the festival Cloudy weather does not stop a crowd of people from visiting the Maritime Festival Saturday, June 21, at the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse. Photos by Jen Marra. 

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Pyrotechnics are his passion and his pleasure

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, June 25, 2014 10:51 am

Toms River attorney Jack Serpico is the ‘man behind the curtain’ creating Wildwood’s fireworks

WILDWOOD – Thousands of people are expected to make their way to the Wildwood beach and boardwalk to watch Jack Serpico’s work throughout the summer, but few will know he is the man behind their “oohs” and “ahs.”

Serpico is a fourth-generation pyrotechnic who has designed Wildwood’s Friday night and July Fourth fireworks shows for almost 20 years. He goes by the nickname “Pyro Jack” – and those few minutes of Roman candles, comets, strobe stars, salutes and peonies are his art.

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PHOTOS: Duck and cover to cover

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, June 22, 2014 12:00 am

Children from Kate Hass’ pre-kindergarten class enjoy a book read by United Way’s Director of Community Initiatives Amanda McGowan Children from Kate Hass’ pre-kindergarten class enjoy a book read by United Way’s Director of Community Initiatives Amanda McGowan

Children from Kate Hass’ pre-kindergarten class enjoy a book read by United Way’s Director of Community Initiatives Amanda McGowan during a visit Wednesday, June 11 in Wildwood. The United Way duck, star of the Rubber Ducky Regatta set for Aug. 17 at Morey’s, also stopped in for a visit.

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