The day kicks off with a ’70s Street Fair in Fox Park on Ocean Avenue between Burk and Montgomery Avenues in Wildwood from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This family festival will feature great food, crafts, merchandise vendors, and continuous FREE live entertainment! Admission to the fair is FREE. The ’70s Street Fair is sponsored by The City of Wildwood and WIBBAGE 94.3 FM. A ’70s Dance Party and Concert will then take place at the Wildwoods Convention Center at 7:30 p.m. featuring Tavares, Evelyn Champagne King, MFSB, The Ritchie Family, Denise Montana, and Purple Reign. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission for bleacher and floor seating is $30; VIP seating is $40 (1st 5 rows). Tickets are available through Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or http://www.ticketmaster.com or at City Hall (4400 New Jersey Ave, Wildwood: Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) Tickets will also be available at the Convention Center Box Office the day of the show. For more information call 609.846.2047 or visit www.WildwoodNJ.org
North Wildwood – This April, Green’s Liquor Store at 26th & New Jersey Avenue, Wildwood High School Peer Leaders, and the Greater Wildwoods Municipal Alliance Committee worked together to increase people’s awareness about the legal ramifications of giving alcohol to anyone under the age of 21. All entities played numerous parts to contribute to this year’s ‘sticker shock campaign’ for the prevention of underage drinking.
The Peer Leaders put large red stickers on the liquor store’s bags to inform customers about the consequences of giving alcohol to anyone under the age of 21. If people are aware of the legal risks, they might be less likely to buy alcohol for underage drinkers. Giving alcohol to an underage person can result in maximum penalties of six months in jail and/or a $1,000 fine (Represented on the stickers on the bags). The campaign was to work in conjunction with April already being Alcohol Awareness month.
Teens that drink alcohol often get it from “social” sources like parties, older friends and family, or their home. According to the 2013 Pride Survey in Cape May County, 55% of 11th graders surveyed reported that it is easy to obtain alcohol and 28% of 11th graders reported to regular use of alcohol. Underage drinking can have serious consequences for the person, their family and community. Teens that start drinking before age 15 are more than six times as likely to develop alcohol problems than those who start at age 21. Although teens drink less often than adults, they tend to drink more per occasion. Drinking can impair judgment and put our youth and others at risk of physical harm and dangerous behavior, including: academic failure, accidents, depression, sexual behavior, and aggressive or violent behavior.
Community collaboration on prevention projects have been increasing in Cape May County. We are happy that community entities like our organization can come together to work on events/projects geared towards alcohol/drug abuse prevention, including awareness stickers and brochures. “The Greater Wildwoods Municipal Alliance Committee is happy to collaborate with other organizations in order to achieve the common goal of alcohol/drug prevention,” said Kathy McGarry, Chairperson for the Alliance Committee. “We hope that our introduction of a new strategy to decrease underage drinking will draw others to create similar projects in support of a safe and healthy community.” The Greater Wildwoods Municipal Alliance Committee thanks for not providing alcohol to our youth
WILDWOOD – Property owners throughout this city will now be able to pay tax, water and sewer bills with the click of a mouse or the swipe of a credit or debit card. The city recently added the cutting-edge technology that will allow for on-line or in-person credit card payments for tax and utility bills.
“Our goal in bringing this technology to our Department of Revenue was to make it easier for people to pay their bills,” said Commissioner Pete Byron. “Many of our taxpayers do not live in the area and it is sometimes difficult for them to receive their bills and to make payments in a timely fashion.”
The newest technology allows local property owners to not only see their bills online, but to pay them via credit or debit card.
“The advantage of paying on line is the convenience,” said Jodie DiEduardo, a senior vice president of Crest Savings Bank. “You can pay your bill any time of the day or night.”
Access to an account can be obtained by visiting the City of Wildwood’s website, www.wildwoodnj.org and clicking on the link “Tax, Sewer & Water Account Inquiry & Online Payments.” Once basic information is entered, customers will be connected to a secure server where credit card payments can be made. A small convenience fee will be added to each transaction. Visa customers will be charged $3.95 and other credit card users will be charged 2.95 percent of the total payment.
The option to use a credit or debit card may be a boon for some property owners. Those with cash back cards may find themselves offsetting part of their municipal financial liability with a credit card rebate check or travel points. Those who cannot pay their entire tax, water or sewer bill at the time it is due may find it easier to put the payment on their credit card and space it out over a longer period of time.
In addition to online payments for taxes, water and sewer bills, property owners may also opt to use a credit card but pay their bills in person. Several credit card machines have been installed inside City Hall.
“You can still walk into the tax, water and sewer offices in the City Hall building and make a payment,” Byron said.
A credit card machine was also installed in the city clerk’s office. Licenses, permits and other pertinent documents may be paid for in person by credit card, but are not available online.
“We’ve had a great response from people using their credit cards online to pay their tax and utility bills,” Byron said. “We’re live and people have been using it. This is a huge step in making Wildwood even more user-friendly for our taxpayers.”