Archive for the ‘Week of 6/9-6/16 2007’ Category 2.0 HUGE SUCCESS!!!

June 10, 2007

The new 2.0 received a whopping 750 hits and overwhelming praise in its first week in syndication!


The new 2.0 has been extremely well-received, and had an astounding 750 hits, and overwhelming praise in its first week published. This is a record amount of traffic in one week for this website in its 3 1/2 year history. We’ve had viewership from right here in Seaside Heights, and internationally in places as far off as Australia (G’day Billy Collins!).

Now that we’ve gotten through the first week, we promise to continue to improve our new format, and to bring our readers all the cool Seaside Heights stories they have come to expect on a weekly basis.

CHECK YOUR WEB BROWSER to see if you can bookmark this blog on your taskbar as a live bookmark. (I did it on my computer, I use Firefox, and suggest that everyone of the readers does too.) Then all you have to do is click on it to see all the current stories, and if any updates have been made. VERY COOL!

Happy reading, and remember to LEAVE COMMENTS, as that is the purpose of an interactive blog.

Cool people for the week of 6/9-616, 2007….

June 10, 2007

Station 44 reports to two fires Sunday June 10, 2007…

June 10, 2007

At about 2:45 a.m. on Sunday June 10, 2007, Station 44, The Seaside Heights Volunteer Fire Department, responded to a call of a structure fire at Sonny’s and Ricky’s arcade, Sumner Avenue and The Boardwalk.

At about 4 p.m. the same day, Station 44 was the first to put water on this fire, which happened at a building under construction on Swan Lane in North Lavallette.

Station 44, The Seaside Heights Volunteer Fire Department had to respond to two working structure fires in little more than a 12-hour time period on Sunday June 10, 2007. At about 2:45 a.m., the SHFD was dispatched to the Sonny’s and Ricky’s arcade, which is located Sumner Avenue and The Boardwalk. Upon arrival, firefighters found smoke and flames coming from the roof of the arcade, having originated in the large, front lighted sign that has graced the boardwalk for decades. Readers may remember that this is not the first time that firefighters had to respond to the sign at Sonny’s and Ricky’s. Last August, a similar situation occurred, and firefighters were also able to put out the fire. But this time, the sign is far more damaged, and will probably have to be extensively repaired or replaced. (Coincidentally, the sign at next-door-neighbor JR’s Bar and Grill also had a fire in it’s sign last summer, and it had to be heavily repaired in time for this season.) At about 4 p.m. the same day, Station 44 was dispatched to a report of another structure fire, this time on Swan Lane, which is just off off Westmont Avenue in North Lavallette. A fire of unknown origin ignited inside a dumpster that was located next to a large, waterfront house under construction along the bayfront in this area. Although the frame of the new structure was charred, the building was not heavily damaged, and probably will not be delayed too much because of this incident. Although both Lavallette and Ocean Beach Fire Departments responded to the fire on Swan Lane, it was Seaside Heights firefighters that first put water onto it.

Here is a slideshow from the Sonny’s and Ricky’s fire and the fire on Swan Lane in Lavallette…

John and Phyllis engagement party at Hemingway’s…

June 10, 2007

The very first party at the new Hemingway’s celebrated the engagement of John Camera and Phyllis Katsikis.

Seaside Heights Borough Administrator John Camera and wife-to-be Phyllis Katsikis recently celebrated their engagement. Many family members, friends and colleagues joined John and Phyllis at the very first party held at the new Hemingway’s restaurant. John and Phyllis have been a couple several years, and are planning a wedding in the Fall of 2007. Phyllis is a third-grade teacher, and lives in Belmar.

Here’s a slideshow from the John and Phyllis engagement party…

B.I.D. party at Hemingway’s also…

June 10, 2007

Seaside Heights Business Improvement District Executive Director Maria Maruca, Assistant Delia Practico, and helpers at the 2007 BID event at the new Hemingway’s.

On the evening of Monday June 4th, The Seaside Heights Business Improvement District had their annual Spring event inside the new Hemingway’s restaurant. BID President Wayne Cimorelli, and Executive Director Maria Maruca and greeted guests, who enjoyed a cocktail hour followed by a buffet dinner. Many members of the Seaside Heights business community were in attendance. During the event, a 50/50 was held, and the winner was Rob Affa, owner of Seaside Heights restaurant On Top of Spaghetti.

Here’s a slideshow of the BID 2007 Spring event…