Wildwood Leader News Notes

Wildwood Beach Patrol announces post-Labor Day schedule

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 02, 2014 10:29 am

WILDWOOD — The Wildwood Beach Patrol will provide limited lifeguarding services this week.

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Local veterans help with Vietnam Memorial Wall upkeep

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, August 31, 2014 12:00 am

Members of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 955 tend to the Wildwoods Vietnam Memorial Wall Members of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 955 tend to the Wildwoods Vietnam Memorial Wall Members of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 955 tend to the Wildwoods Vietnam Memorial Wall. 

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Wildwoods lifeguards complete Ice Bucket Challenge

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, August 30, 2014 12:00 am

The North Wildwood Beach Patrol completes the ice bucket challenge. The North Wildwood Beach Patrol completes the ice bucket challenge. The island’s three beach patrols have all completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, a viral Internet campaign to help raise money and awareness for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Wildwood Crest, North Wildwood, and Wildwood lifeguards have all been filmed completing the challenge- which involves pouring a bucket of ice water on your head. Participants are “challenged” by friends on social media, and then given the option to complete the challenge or donate $100 to the ALS Association. Many who complete the challenge also donate.

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Wildwood Crest announces late-season lifeguard coverage

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 28, 2014 02:07 pm

WILDWOOD CREST – The Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol has announced its late-season beach coverage for 2014.

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Candle Light Inn in North Wildwood announces new ownership

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, August 23, 2014 12:00 am

From left, the new owners of the Candlelight Inn, Michael and Wanda O’Brien, stand on the Victorian bed and breakfast’s front steps with former owners Nancy and Bill Moncrief. From left, the new owners of the Candlelight Inn, Michael and Wanda O’Brien, stand on the Victorian bed and breakfast’s front steps with former owners Nancy and Bill Moncrief.

NORTH WILDWOOD — The Candlelight Inn in North Wildwood is now under new ownership. Michael and Wanda O’Brien, of Schnecksville, Pa., purchased the Candlelight Inn from longtime owners Bill and Nancy Moncrief at the end of July.

The O’Briens were drawn to the bed and breakfast’s classic Victorian charm, central location to both the Cape May wine trail and Wildwood entertainment, and the proximity to the beach, according to a press release on the sale.

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Chamber hosts Fabulous 50s giveaway

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, August 17, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD — The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce will be giving away a prize package for the Fabulous ’50s and Beyond Weekend Oct. 17 and 18.

To enter, submit a photo standing next to the Fabulous ’50s and Beyond Weekend sun shelter on the Wildwoods Boardwalk before Aug. 25 on the Fabulous ’50s and Beyond Weekend – Wildwood Facebook Page. Multiple pictures will be accepted. Participants must be over 18.

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Zippy’s to give away beach cruiser

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, August 17, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD — As part of a new licensing deal with the action sports lifestyle brand Hang Ten, Zippy's Bikes is giving away a Hang Ten Beach Cruiser Aug. 31.

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Wildwood receives grant from state for high school roof

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, August 16, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD — The Wildwood School District expects to receive a $508,000 grant through the Schools Development Authority Regular Operating District grant program, the Christie administration announced.

The grant will provide funds for a roof replacement at Wildwood High School. The total cost of the project is $1.27 million, including the grant of $508,000 and a local contribution of $762,000. 

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Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol on ‘Philly Pheud’ this weekend

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 15, 2014 12:00 am

Current lifeguards will compete against a team of Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol Alumni on “Philly Pheud.” The episode will air twice this weekend. Current lifeguards will compete against a team of Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol Alumni on “Philly Pheud.” The episode will air twice this weekend. WILDWOOD CREST —Current and former Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol members will be featured on the local game show "Philly Pheud" 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday Aug. 17 on PHL 17.

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North Wildwood police handle almost 6,000 calls in June

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 04, 2014 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – During the month of June, North Wildwood police handled 5,989 calls for service and arrested 214 people, including seven juveniles.

There was one reported robbery, 10 assaults, five burglaries, and 37 thefts. There was also one theft of a motor vehicle reported. Police were able to recover property 44 times.

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BeachGlow Music Festival 2014 raises $40,000 for the American Red Cross

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, August 03, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD – BeachGlow: Concerts for Charity, Inc. announced that $40,000 will be donated to the American Red Cross as a result of the Beach Glow Music Festival in Wildwood July 5.

The event had sold out, with 7,000 people in attendance. On Friday, July 25, BeachGlow CEO Dane Kunkel, 19, presented the check to Jane E. Ward, director of donor relations at American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania.

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AARP hosts trip to Surflight Theater

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, August 03, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD CREST — The Wildwood AARP is hosting a bus trip to see “A Chorus Line” at the Surflight Theater in Beach Haven Sept. 9.

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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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Wildwood’s boardwalk recognized for eateries

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, July 27, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD — The Wildwoods Boardwalk has been recognized for having some of the best boardwalk food in the United States by The Daily Meal.

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Kate Gibbons rescues swimmer in the Crest

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 24, 2014 02:22 pm

Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol Chief Bud Johnson presents a beach patrol T-shirt to Kate Gibbons of Del Haven, recognizing her as an honorary member of the patrol. Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol Chief Bud Johnson presents a beach patrol T-shirt to Kate Gibbons of Del Haven, recognizing her as an honorary member of the patrol. WILDWOOD CREST — The Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol recently recognized Kate Gibbons of Del Haven as an honorary member of the WCBP, after she rescued a woman who was struggling to make it to shore July 19.

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North Wildwood Sidewalk Chalk Competition Results

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 24, 2014 01:12 pm

Visitors and residents showed off their skills for the Sidewalk Chalk competition presented by the North Wildwood Recreation Department on July 5.

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