Archive for the ‘Week of 9/8-9/15 2007’ Category

Cool People for the Week of September 8th-15th, 2007…

September 9, 2007

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Seaside Heights Councilwomen Arline Ottoson & Agnes Polhemus.

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The Fattals of Sumner Avenue.

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Mr. George Tompkins.

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Michelle Sperber and Kathy DeVito.

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School nurse Val Marshall.

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Todd Wacha from On Top of Spaghetti.

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Rich and Diane Berardi of Webster Avenue.

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LAVALLETTE FIRST LADY Joanne LaCicero with baby niece.

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Leo from Leo’s Barber Shop.

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Derek Hees of the Seaside Heights Beach Patrol.

New teachers at Hugh J. Boyd School

September 9, 2007

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Miriam “Squirt” Schneider is a new Early Childhood Education teacher at the Hugh J. Boyd, Jr. Elementary School.

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Lauren Whittaker is the new third grade teacher at the Hugh J. Boyd, Jr. Elementary School.

Two new teachers have been added to the staff of the Hugh J. Boyd Jr. Elementary School this year. In third grade, Lauren Whittaker of Beachwood has taken over the third grade. Mrs. Whittaker was previously a substitute at HJB, and comes highly recommended by Principal Jane Strada. Mrs. Whittaker is taking the job of Mrs. Maryanne Omert, the 40-year third grade teacher who retired in December 2006. Miss Sharon Smith, another legendary teacher, who took over 3rd grade duties the rest of that year, has also now retired as of July 2007. In the Early Childhood Education part of the building, the newest teacher is Miriam Schneider, who is known better around Seaside Heights (including by the entire Board of Education and even Mr. Ritacco, I think) by her childhood nickname of “Squirt”. Mrs. Schneider is originally from Island Heights (IH and Central Regional people may know her by her maiden last name, Waring), and now makes her home in Seaside Heights. Husband is boardwalk businessman Paul Schneider, and the couple are parents to a beautiful baby girl.

New home for Mr. Jim Williams…

September 9, 2007

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Our cameras recently caught up with Mr. Jim Williams, who is now at the St. Barnabas Assisted Living Facility in Lakewood, and loves it.

Recently, our cameras caught up with Mr. Jim Williams, a fixture around the Seaside Heights Beach Patrol for many years. Since May, Mr. Williams has been at the St. Barnabas Assisted Living Facility in Lakewood. Mr. Williams says that he loves it at St. Barnabas, and he is very appreciative to his children, who were instrumental in finding him the placement. Food and lodging are great, says Mr. Williams, and so is the treatment of the residents by the staff. Mr. Williams says that he visits Seaside Heights 2 to 3 times a week, and hopes to stay active with the Tourist Development Commission, which he has been involved for many years.

Labor Day tradition held on beach in Seaside Heights…

September 9, 2007

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The Labor Day cake to celebrate the last day together for Beach Control and Public Relations, albeit spelling and capitalization is off.

A Labor Day tradition continued in Seaside Heights in 2007. Workers from Beach Control, who sell the beach wristbands, and the Public Relations team, who man the information booths, public showers and Hiering Avenue Parking Lot, got together to celebrate their last day together for the season. Dignitaries present for the occasion were Seaside Heights Councilwomen Arline Ottoson, Joann Duszczak, and Agnes Polhemus with husband Sheriff Polhemus. A half sheet cake was ordered, and even though the bakery put a lower case “d” for Labor Day, and had “Realtion” rather than Relations among mistakes on the message, no one seemed to care once it was cut!

Labor Day Weekend Coin Toss held…

September 9, 2007

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Rich Tompkins and other Station 44 members are seen as cars stop for the Labor Day coin toss held by the Seaside Heights Volunteer Fire Department.

A Labor Day tradition was held in Seaside Heights. The annual coin toss to benefit Station 44, The Seaside Heights Volunteer Fire Department. Among those working at the event was Station 44 Engineer/Seaside Heights Councilman Rich Tompkins. Rich, who sees the situation from both perspectives, says that the purpose of the coin toss is to raise funds so that the Borough doesn’t have to pay many of the costs of the Fire Department. The coin toss is held at the entrance of town at Sumner Avenue, as you pass the big red blinking welcome sign. Look for another coin toss next Memorial Day weekend.