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July 13, 2008

Amityville Film Fest held with great success…

July 13, 2008

Crowds are evident at the Amityville Film Festival Friday July 11th, The first of a series of Free Movies on The Beach in Seaside Heights

Amityville Film Festival held with great success: The Amityville curse didn’t seem to have any effect on the Amityville Film Festival, which was held Friday July 11th to great weather and big crowds. To kick off Seaside Heights Free Movies on The Beach, a triple-feature of the horror franchise was shown, all of the films having been shot at a house now at 18 Brooks Road in Toms River. Shown were: The Amityville Horror, Amityville II: The Possession, and Amityville 3-D. Even people we never expected showed to the event. Everyone who stayed to the bitter-end got 10 Beach Stimulus coupons, good for one free daily Seaside Heights beach wristband. Now, a regular rotation of Free Movies on The Beach will begin Thursdays and Sundays for the rest of the summer. Thursday July 17th will be the first children’s night, featuring “The Muppet Movie”, and Sunday July 20th will be the first over-13 night, which will feature “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” A complete list of the Free Movies on The Beach can be found at the Borough’s website:

Free Music Mondays begin…

July 13, 2008

Seaside Heights Public Relations Director Peter Smith is seen welcoming concert-goers to the first “Free Music Monday” of 2008.

Free Music Mondays begin: Although showers in the area threatened to put the first Free Music Monday Concert series inside, brilliant weather greeted concert-goers on Monday July 7th. The first concert was “Two For The Road”, a group that will both open and close the concert series this year. “Two For The Road” features Jimmy Bentley, and Seaside Heights local Frank “Cosie” Costa, longtime area musician. July 14th’s concert features The Characters, described as a “somewhere between Keith Richards and Keith Patridge”. July 21st’s concert will feature The Dixie Six, featuring local musician John Lovinfosse. The Dixie Six features authentic Dixieland and Creole music. Although we always hope for great weather, rainy conditions would move the concert to the Beachcomber, Dupont Avenue and The Boardwalk, street side.

Seaside Heights introduces “Beach Stimulus Packages”…

July 13, 2008

Miss Chelsea Wortman, from the Seaside Heights Office of Public Relations, is seen distributing “Beach Stimulus Packages” during Free Music Mondays.

Seaside Heights introduces “Beach Stimulus Packages”: Tough economic times have hit everyone hard, and the Borough of Seaside Heights is trying to stretch family dollars in 2008. The Seaside Heights Office of Public Relations has introduced a “Beach Stimulus Package” to offer families a “rebate” when they visit the Borough’s beach this summer.The concept is simple. Through promotions, the Borough will be issuing coupons good for a free one-day adult wristband for the beach, which normally costs $5.00 per day from Friday to Tuesday. (Wednesdays and Thursdays are already free, due to a longtime promotion with Coca-Cola.) The coupons are given out during certain events, such as Free Music Mondays and Free Movies On The Beach, which has a children’s friendly night on Thursday, and an over-13 night on Sunday. (A complete list of the concerts and movies can be found by visiting During the events, a limited amount of the Beach Stimulus Packages will be available upon request on a first come, first served basis. The concept of the Beach Stimulus Package is simple. If local residents are in possession of some free Seaside Heights beach day coupons, they might be inclined to tell friends from other places to come on down. Ninety million people live within one tank of gas to Seaside Heights. The hope is that when they are here, they will boost our economy by eating in local restaurants, visiting local attractions and so on. . Seaside Heights believes in the feeling of goodwill and that charity begins at home. Encouraging nice families to come spend a day at the Jersey Shore’s best value is well worth it. For more information contact the Seaside Heights Office of Public Relations at 732-793-9100 ext. 227.

Hurricane Helen, “Gravel Gertie” no more…

July 13, 2008

, pre-haircut. Helen was trying to grow out her hair, but instead of the cute pageboy she’d envisioned, she thought she looked more like…

GRAVEL GERTIE, from the Dick Tracy comics.

VOILA! Helen opted for this shorter look in time for brother George’s 80th birthday party.