Archive for the ‘Week of 2/17-23 2008’ Category

Victoria welcomes baby Chase…

February 24, 2008

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Victoria Rietheimer is seen with new baby Chase and son Jody.

Victoria welcomes baby Chase: Congratulations are in order for new-Mom-again Victoria Rietheimer. Victoria welcomed son Chase on February 7, 2008. Victoria, known as Vicky around the Borough Hall, works for the Seaside Heights Department of Public Works, and in the Housekeeping Department. Although she is currently on maternity leave, Victoria says she is looking forward to returning to work. She recently brought the baby into the front office to show everyone.

Cool People for the week of 2/17-2/23 2008…

February 17, 2008

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PETE met European Space Agency Astronaut Paolo Nespoli at the Kennedy Space Center while viewing the liftoff of Shuttle Atlantis on February 7th. Pete watched Paolo launch aboard Shuttle Discovery in October 2007.

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Seaside Heights Mayor Ken Hershey, Chief Tommy Boyd, and Pete at Bobber’s.

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Angela Santoriello(left) and Stacey Palmieri from the Office of….

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Toms River Mayor Thomas Kelaher, shown here with T.R. Councilpersons Melanie Donohue and Peter Cassano at a Valentine’s Day event.

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OCEAN COUNTY TOURISM ADVISORY COUNCIL Executive Board 2008 is sworn-in by Freeholder Joe Vicari. Being sworn-in are Steve Steiner, Fred Schneeweiss and Barbara Morgan.

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Mr. Bill Jablonski of Sheridan Avenue.

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CONGRATULATIONS on the engagement of Miss Jessica Little to Bob Wilson.

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Jack-Buster Smith, who recently destroyed this AFLAC duck.

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THE MUCH BETTER BEHAVED Sunnie Risley.

Liftoff of Space Shuttle Atlantis, 2/7/2008

February 17, 2008

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‘COLUMBUS’ SETS SAIL ON A VOYAGE OF SCIENCE TO THE SPACE STATION AS IT WEIGHS ANCHOR FROM ITS PORT IN FLORIDA. As promised, Pete has photos and videos up front and personal of the liftoff of Space Shuttle Atlantis, February 7, 2008.

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Pete filmed from the Kennedy Space Center Press Area, next to the Vehicle Assembly Building. The VAB is where all 121 U.S. Space Shuttle missions have been mated to external tanks and solid rocket boosters in preparation for launch. In the pre-shuttle era, all of the Apollo Saturn V moon rockets were built in the VAB.

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A telephoto shot of Atlantis, as it was readied to be launched.

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ATLANTIS’ PAYLOAD was the ‘Columbus’, a portion of the International Space Station built by the European Space Agency, shown here in miniature. Columbus, named after the famous Italian sailor and explorer who discovered the New World, will become a permanent science lab on the ISS.

CLICK THE ARROW BELOW TO BE CONNECTED TO A VIDEO OF THE LIFTOFF OF SPACE SHUTTLE ATLANTIS, AS WITNESSED AND FILMED BY PETE, 2-8-2008…

Re-modeled bathrooms for Seaside Heights boardwalk at Webster Avenue…

February 17, 2008

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Maintenance Repairer Roy Pappalardo takes viewers on a tour of the newly re-built public bathrooms at Webster Avenue and The Boardwalk in Seaside Heights.

Re-modeled bathrooms for Seaside Heights boardwalk at Webster Avenue: The bathrooms at the Webster Avenue Tourist Information Center have been completely remodeled for the 2008 seasons. Workers from the Seaside Heights Department of Public Works are currently completing the job. The re-modeling job includes a new epoxy floor and fixtures. The materials used are designed for high-volume use, which is a good description of these facilities. Public Works Supervisor Bill Rumbolo says that they should be completed by St. Patrick’s Parade/Palm Sunday Egg Hunt Weekend, which are only one day apart this year: March 15 & 16.

Upgrades to Seaside Heights Boardwalk Public Address System

February 17, 2008

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UPGRADES to the Seaside Heights Boardwalk Public Address System include cleaning of all speakers and replacement of those needed, and enclosing the main unit in a locked cabinet, with a custom built cooling fan assembly.

Upgrades to the Seaside Heights Boardwalk Public Address System: Numerous upgrades have been made to the Seaside Heights Boardwalk Public Address System for the 2008 season. The system was built in 2005. But after three seasons, all of the speakers had to be cleaned and service, and a few even replaced. Speakers at Blaine and Lincoln Avenues were replaced as well (the original poles at these locations had blown down in windstorms and have now been repaired). In the main control room at the Webster Avenue Tourist Information Center, the entire system has now been placed into a locked cabinet. This cabinet not only protects the components, but is complete with cooling fans, and louvered panels that will prevent overheating of the costly and sensitive amplifiers that control the north and south ends of the boardwalk. In mid-August 2007, the amplifier that controlled the north end, from Sherman to Hiering Avenues overheated and burned out completley. This caused inconveniences to many, and to make things worse, replacement parts weren’t immediately available. There are enormous technical challenges to overcome when building a sound system that must span the length of an entire community. There are many critical components, and all must be working together perfectly, or you’re having a bad day. Hopefully, the new improvements will make all days good in 2008.