Archive for May, 2008

Cool People for the Week of 5/24-5/31 ’08…

May 25, 2008

Rocco Craparotta from Hemingway’s.

BEAUTY RUNS IN THE FAMILY…Maribeth Fattal of Sumner Avenue is seen with her beautiful daughters.

Bobby Brummer.

Christopher Bruno and T.J. Larsen.

Carmine DiRosa III of Luna Rosa, now at a new location.

Mr. George Tompkins.

PETE’S SURF COACH Joe Chiarella.

John DeMoss of the SHFD.

Ocean County Sheriff Bill Polhemus.

Rich Tompkins.

Tony Rocco and Joyce Camera.

New Jersey Secretary of State visits Seaside Heights…

May 25, 2008

FAMILIARIZATION TOUR (from left) Ed McGlynn, Maria Maruca, New Jersey Secretary of State Nina Wells, and Kim Samarelli.

New Jersey Secretary of State visits Seaside Heights: New Jersey Secretary of State Nina Wells made a Memorial Day weekend appearance in Seaside Heights. Secretary Wells was conducting a familiarization tour of the Jersey Shore, which was organized in this area by Kimberle Samarelli, Executive Director of the New Jersey Amusement Association. While in Seaside Heights, Secretary Wells’ group dined at the Spicy Mexican Cantina, with a sampling of the Chef’s specialties. The group also visited Hemingway’s, and Secretary Wells was very impressed.

Pleasure Island being razed…

May 25, 2008

The Pleasure Island/Seafarer Motel property is being demolished. Plans are for a parking lot this year, and an approved condominium project in the future.

Pleasure Island being razed: Last week, bulldozers and heavy equipment descended upon the old Pleasure Island/Seafarer Motel property for demolition of the entire block. The property has stood empty for the last two years, and had become something of an eyesore, so the process is beginning. Plans are for a parking lot to operate on the site this summer, and an approved condominium project to be built on the location in the future. The demolition is being performed by Seaside Heights’ own Murph Construction, owned by Bill White.

See Luna Rosa/Karma hybrid…

May 25, 2008

Stephanie DiRosa of Luna Rosa Trattoria and Brad Bilhimer from Bamboo/Karma are at the Luna Rosa/Karma building, which now houses both businesses.

See Luna Rosa/Karma hybrid: Last year, Luna Rosa Trattoria in Seaside Heights was looking for a new location. A solution was found by building a dining room aside an existing property and combining the two businesses. As of Memorial Day 2008, Luna Rosa is operating alongside Karma at Hamilton Avenue and the Boulevard, known for its bright blue illuminated exterior, owned and operated by John Saddy from the Bamboo Bar. The addition that is housing Luna Rosa’s dining room was not a complicated building project, just one large room, and it was built in what seems like record time. Luna Rosa owners Carmine and Stephanie DiRosa projected earlier in the year that they would be in the building by May 17th, and they were off by only a few days. With this move, Luna Rosa now has a liquor license, and an outside bar. Also added in the move, a new late night bar menu, which is proving popular.

Vintage Seaside Heights Post Cards now on tile…

May 25, 2008

This vintage postcard of Seaside Heights has been cleverly printed onto these two ordinary bathroom tiles.

Vintage Seaside Heights Post Cards now on tile: Seaside Heights residents Karen Majewski and Lynn Wonzey have developed a clever new way to honor the history of Seaside Heights. The pair have taken old postcard images and transfered them onto ordinary white bathroom-type tiles. The look is very sharp, and is the backsplash of the kitchen of their home on Hiering Avenue. The tiles are liked very much by the Office of Public Relations, and plans are to incorporate a mural of these tiles at the Webster Avenue Information Booth.

George Gilmore and Maria Maruca are seen with Karen Majewski, checking out the vintage Seaside Heights post card tiles.