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Cool People for the Week of 7/27-8/2 ’08…

July 27, 2008

Happy 50th Birthday Mike Caputo…

July 27, 2008

Happy 50th Birthday to Mike Caputo (right), seen with Phil Smith.

Happy 50th Birthday to Mike Caputo (right), seen with Phil Smith.

Happy 50th Birthday Mike Caputo: Lt. Michael Caputo of the Tuckerton Police Department has turned 50. Mike is well known as a local of Seaside Heights, son of Packey and the late Joann Caputo, who was the Seaside Heights Municipal Court Clerk for many years. Mike has three sons, a daughter, and a beautiful wife, Peggy. Following tradition, Mike’s son, Joseph, is a seasonal police officer in Seaside Heights.

SHBP Lobster Bake 2008…

July 27, 2008


Lobsters are seen being cooked at the 2008 Seaside Heights Beach Patrol Lobster Bake.

SHBP Lobster Bake 2008: The 2008 Lobster Bake sponsored by the Seaside Heights Lifeguard Association was held on Wednesday July 23rd. The Lobster Bake is a decades-long tradition, which attracts lifeguards of past and present. Welcoming the crowd was SHBP Captain Al Aires. LASH members had planned for the event all summer, and had worked hard the days ahead of the event making last minute preparations. Although thunderstorms threatened the area, and were enough to cancel the fireworks, not one drop of rain was felt until everyone had left the beach, about about midnight. Only after this did the skies open up and the rain pour down, only helping to further extinguish the fire on the beach that had been already been put down and covered with sand.

Rest in Peace Gerry Graichen….

July 27, 2008

Members of Station 44, The Seaside Heights Volunteer Fire Department serve as pallbearers to past Chief Gerry Graichen.

Members of Station 44, The Seaside Heights Volunteer Fire Department serve as pallbearers to past Chief Gerry Graichen.

Rest in Peace Gerry Graichen: Mr. Gerald L. Graichen, past Chief of the Seaside Heights Volunteer Fire Department passed away last week at age 81. Mr. Grachien, known as Gerry, retired from the Water Department of the Borough of Seaside Heights, and then later moved to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. A funeral service befitting a past Chief was performed by members of Station 44. Mr. Graichen is survived by daughter Laurie, and brothers Edward and Michael. Mr. Graichen was predeceased by his wife Joyce in 2002, and son Gregory, also a member of Station 44, in 1999.

Cristobal visible off of Seaside Heights coast…

July 27, 2008

Tall cloud formations seen passing off of the coast of Seaside Heights on the night on Monday July 21st was actually Tropical Storm Cristobal, several hundred miles off the coast, with winds of 65 miles per hour.

Tall cloud formations seen passing off of the coast of Seaside Heights on the late afternoon of Monday July 21st were actually Tropical Storm Cristobal, several hundred miles off the coast, with winds of 65 miles per hour.

Cristobal visible off of Seaside Heights coast: If you looked over the ocean on the late afternoon of Monday July 21, 2008, you might have seen an odd high cloud formation. What you were seeing was actually the high cloud tops associated with Tropical Storm Cristobal, which was several hundred miles to the north and east of the Jersey Coast by this time. Tropical storms are large groups of thunderstorms that blow up high in the atmosphere, creating the unusual cloud formation, obviously visible. At this time, only a light southerly breeze from the outer, outer fringes of the large tropical storm were the effects seen in Seaside Heights, as it was a lovely and sunny day. This was far different than the day before when Cristobal was more to our south and east, and able to send feeder bands of rain and thunderstorms all the way to Ocean County.