Archive for the ‘Week of 8/5-8/11 2007’ Category

Cool People for Week of 8/5-8/1, 2007…

August 5, 2007

Pete now appearing on Comcast Channel 19 five nights a week…

August 5, 2007

Joe Verderosa (left) and Gary Serino of Ocean County Business TV are seen at a recent on-location shoot.
Beginning August 2007, Pete will have approximately four minutes a month promoting Seaside Heights on air as part of a televised show, Ocean County Business TV. The new program has recently debuted on Comcast Channel 19, Leased Access. (The show will air in places like Toms River and Berkeley Township, but ironically, it is not available in Seaside Heights, which is served by Cablevision, not Comcast) Ocean County Business TV is the creation of Joe Verderosa of Bayville, the owner of Greenrose Media. The new Ocean County Business TV is a new format for the former Greenrose TV program that aired in the same time slot for the last three years. Joe says of his new program, “The show highlights a lot of great stuff business-wise in Ocean County. We have a slogan, ‘If you have a business in Ocean County, you can be on Ocean County Business TV.’ ” Each month, a new version of the show will air in the following time slots: Sunday, Monday & Tuesday 6:30 p.m, Friday and Saturday at 6:00 p.m. August’s topics include: Seaside Heights Free Movies on the Beach, Al & Mark Leiter Family Appreciation Day in Berkeley, The Bacchus School of Wine, Huddy Park and highlights on local restaurants. For more information, contact Greenrose Media at or call 732-606-0678.

Station 44 SCUBA teams responds to frightening event with happy ending along Ortley Beach…

August 5, 2007

SHFD 1st Assistant Chief Billy Rumbolo is seen with SHFD members Brian Hoffnagle and Michael Rumbolo, and members of the Seaside Park SCUBA/Rescue team, during the search for a missing eight-year old boy in Ortley Beach. The boy, “Jared” was later located safe.

At about 3 p.m. on August 1, 2007, Station 44, The Seaside Heights Volunteer Fire Department SCUBA/Rescue team responded to a report of a missing child along the beach in Ortley Beach, part of SHFD coverage area. A child, “Jared” was missing for about an hour. Since Jared had last been seen boogie-boarding, it was feared that perhaps he had been pulled under the water. Along with teams from Ocean Beach and Seaside Park, Seaside Heights 1st Assistant Chief Billy Rumbolo led his squad into the water with the jet ski. During the incident, the beach was packed with people, most concerned and looking for the missing child. Ortley Beach Lifeguards announced the situation over the loudspeaker system during the tense time period. The waters were searched for about 20 minutes before good news was heard. Jared had been located at Carteret Avenue and The Boardwalk in Seaside Heights, a good ten-minute walking distance from where he had been initially. Cheers and applause erupted from the crowd of beach-goers as it was announced that Jared had been located.


Happy Birthday John Camera…

August 5, 2007

Birthday Boy John Camera is surrounded by Seaside Heights Mayor Ken Hershey, Diane Stabley, and Tracy Lizardi.

Happy Birthday wishes are in order for Seaside Heights Borough Administrator John Camera, who recently celebrated birthday #51. To honor the occassion, the staff of the Borough Hall all chipped-in to have a special birthday lunch. Each month, the SSH Borough Hall has a special lunch to celebrate that month’s birthdays. July is John’s birthday month, so he doesn’t have anything to do with this party. However, for the other 11 months, John does most of the planning, and often buys the food himself. Happy Birthday John!

Cole Brothers Circus Coming August 13th and 14th…

August 5, 2007



One of the most anticipated events of the summer will be coming to Ocean County this upcoming week. The crimson and gold tent of the traveling Cole Brothers Circus will be at Lakewood Blueclaws stadium August 10th, 11th, & 12th, and then in Seaside Heights, in the big free parking lot off the causeway that joins Routes 37 & 35 on August 13th & 14th. The giant tent of the Cole Brothers Circus measures 136 feet wide by 231 feet long. Inside are four bleacher seat wagons that accommodate 960 patrons, as well as multi-level VIP and reserved chairs that seat 1,924. On the morning of opening day, the circus has a tent-raising that is open free to the public. This year’s event opens with Thunderdrome: The Moto-Globe of Death, which are motorcycles that circle each other inside a large glass globe of steel. (This daredevil spectacular is said to be worth the price of admission alone.) Also featured this year: Jessica Kramer, elephant rider, as well as the Abuhadbas’ assortment of energentic poodles. General Admission tickets are $12.oo, Reserved seating tickets are $15.oo. VIP seating tickets are $17.00. Discount coupons for the events have been distributed around the county. For the circus to be able to come to a location, they require minimum dimensions of 300 X 450 feet for placement of the Big Top, seating, animals, semis, RVs, and other equipment. The location also must have adequate parking. An online video preview of of the 2007 Cole Brothers Circus can be found at