Archive for the ‘Week of 6/21-28 ’08’ Category

Cool People for the week of June 22nd-28th, 2008…

June 22, 2008


One Life to Live friends win big at Daytime Emmy Awards…

June 22, 2008


ONE LIFE TO LIVE Executive Producer Frank Valentini (standing) and Larry Carpenter (seated, center), who filmed on location in Seaside Heights in April 2008, are part of a team that recently won a Daytime Emmy for Best Direction in a Drama Series.

TOUGH, BUT NICE One Life to Live stage manager Brendan Higgins also shared the Daytime Emmy for Best Direction in a Drama Series.

AS PREDICTED, our good friend Bob Bessoir, One Life to Live Director of Photography, won ANOTHER DAYTIME EMMY for Lighting Direction in a Drama Series.

Welcome Julianna and Jocelynn Camera…

June 22, 2008


Julianna (left) and Jocelynn Camera can be easily told apart, as Jocelynn is the smaller of the two fraternal twins born Wednesday June 11, 2008.

Welcome Julianna and Jocelynn Camera: Certainly among the most anticipated births in Seaside Heights in 2008, the birth of Julianna and Jocelynn Camera came on Wednesday June 11th. Jocelynn was born first, and then smaller twin Julianna. Julianna and Jocelyn are definitely not identical twins, but rather fraternal, sisters born at the same time. Jocelynn and Julianna are the children of Seaside Heights Borough Administrator John Camera and wife Phyllis, who were married last year. The twins first official photograph was taken on Sunday June 15th, their first day home. Mom Phyllis is doing well following her C-section, and was seen out last week for the first time post-birth.


John and Phyllis Camera, left are seen in their first post-birth-of-twins photos with Carmine and Stephanie DeRosa of Luna Rosa Trattoria, themselves the parents of three children.

The Sun always shines in Seaside Heights…

June 22, 2008


12 electric suns have made their debut along the Boulevard in Seaside Heights.

The Sun always shines in Seaside Heights: 12 custom-made suns have debuted along the Boulevard of Seaside Heights for the summer of 2008. No other community in the nation has the same item, at least not yet, as they are our own tailored design. The suns were made by the artists at Display Sales of Bloomington, Minnesota, the same company that produced the popular winter snowflakes and other Boulevard decorations. These type of items have increased in numbers so much in recent years that Seaside Heights has now, by far, the largest collection of outdoor public holiday and seasonal decorations on display in Ocean County, and perhaps even the state. The suns have a total of 520 C-7 yellow lightbulbs, which had to be changed by hand by Borough employees. When the initial supply of yellow lights was exhausted, employees of the Seaside Heights Public Relations Office made up the difference by painting clear bulbs by hand with yellow acrylic paint, an old, but very effective professional Christmas decorator’s trick. The suns went on display as of Wednesday June 18th.

Demolition complete at Pleasure Island property…

June 22, 2008


The old Pleasure Island property is now totally demolished and graded. A parking lot, known as Smitty’s II, will operate on the land during the Summer of 2008.

Demolition complete at Pleasure Island property: Demolition is now complete at the old Pleasure Island property. The demo was began last month, and included taking down five buildings: Pleasure Island, The Seafarer Motel, The old Polhemus boutique building, and two other houses. This encompassed the entire oceanblock between Carteret and Sampson Avenues. The demolition is making way for an eventual planned condominium complex, tentatively called The Edge, that is proposed to be built on the site. Until then, the 15,000 square feet of available space will be made use of as a parking lot, operated by Mr. Harry Smith, prominent longtime local businessman, and current leaser of the large Hiering Avenue Oceanfront Parking Lot property, known as Smitty’s Lot & Hot Showers. The second, newer location will be called Smitty’s II.