Archive for June, 2007

Pete’s June 29 2007 Talky Blog….

June 30, 2007

CLICK THE ARROW BELOW TO GO TO THE youtube.com VIDEO OF PETE’S JUNE 29TH TALKY BLOG:

THIS WEEKS HIGHLIGHTS:

1. An elevator ride in the new Blaine Avenue condos

2. The F.O.O.L.S. Bagpipe parade

3. Shannon Omert & Scott Asch wedding.

Cool People for the Week of June 23rd-June 30th, 2007…

June 24, 2007

Pete’s June 22, 2007 Talky Blog…

June 24, 2007

Join Pete and assistants Caitlin, Chelsea and Carrie as they do a “talky” blog on June 22, 2007. Topics include: The recent civil union between Seaside Heights residents Barbara A. Mueller and Sherri Laurier, which was held on the boardwalk at Hiering Avenue Saturday June 16, 2007, the introductory cruise aboard the River Lady, which was held Wednesday June 20, 2007 in anticipation of its three planned cruises, which will be July 18, August 1st, and August 15th, and the arrival of Pete’s new “trikey”…..

Shannon and Scott Asch wedding…

June 24, 2007

Loyal readers may know Shannon Omert and Scott Asch, but know you can know them as Mr. and Mrs. Scott Asch. The happy couple was married Saturday June 23, 2007 at the bay front beach outside of the Pelican Island Community Center. Shannon and Scott are both 36 years old. The couple is now living in Toms River, but Shannon is a native of Seaside Heights. Friends and family gathered outside as it approached sunset on a simply beautiful day, with perfect conditions for an outside wedding. After the ceremony, everyone went inside for a delicious buffet dinner. The celebrations for the Shannon and Scott wedding will continue on Saturday June 30th, where they will host another party for friends who could not attend on the 23rd.

HERE IS A SLIDESHOW FROM THE SCOTT & SHANNON ASCH WEDDING…

F.O.O.L.S. Convention…

June 24, 2007

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The F.O.O.L.S. are seen during their bagpipe parade along the boardwalk in Seaside Heights.

Last year Chicago, this year, Seaside Heights. The Fraternal Order of Leatherheads Society (F.O.O.L.S.), who are a national group of firefighters, had their 2007 convention at the Hershey Motel in Seaside Heights from Thursday June 21st until Sunday June 24th. Instrumental in bringing the F.O.O.L.S. to Seaside Heights was Bill Hopson, who is a deputy fire marshal for Ocean County and Seaside Heights boardwalk business owner. Greeting the F.O.O.L.S. was Chief James Samarelli of Station 44, The Seaside Heights Volunteer Fire Department, as the SHFD acted as host to the visiting brotherhood. The F.O.O.L.S. had quite a busy agenda. Thursday evening began with a pool party inside the compound of Hershey’s, followed by a visit to Spicy’s and the Beachcomber later. Friday began with a beach trip for most of the F.O.O.L.S. wives and families. At the same time, groups of F.O.O.L.S. competed in a Seaside Heights version of the Amazing Race, where they went on a scavenger hunt at local establishments. After Saturday’s convention activities, the F.O.O.L.S. members joined in for a bagpipe parade along the boardwalk that ran from Grant Avenue to the Franklin Avenue stage. Thousands looked on as the F.O.O.L.S. paraded down the promenade, and then stopped for a brief ceremony, had to remember fallen brothers, specifically the nine lost just a few days prior during a fire in Charleston, South Carolina, and those lost during 9/11.

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Bill Hopson(left) is seen with Station 44 Chief James Samarelli.

HERE IS A SLIDESHOW FROM THE F.O.O.L.S. CONVENTION…