As I go around town working on IT issues at boardwalk stores, motels, marinas and restaurants I see plumbers, electricians, builders, concrete and pool services at almost every one of them.
Everyone is painting, cleaning and packing their shelves with inventory for the 2017 summer season.
This is a great time of the year, when every business opens and the town comes alive from it’s sleepy winter off season. It’s great seeing all the people who own businesses and work on the island coming back year after year!
I’ll be looking for you on the Wildwood boardwalk this summer!
The Holly Beach Fire Co Annual Hoagie Sale is April 8th, 2017 at the Holly Beach Fire Co at 103 W Montgomery Ave, Wildwood, NJ from 10am till 1 pm.
Call for pickup or delivery 609-522-0005. I will be there reporting LIVE that day on Facebook.
Please support The Holly Beach Fire Co during thier annual hoagie sale!
After years of both motel owners and tech’s pulling their hair out and trying to keep up with the demands for internet bandwidth, finally Comcast is bringing EDI or Fiber Optic Ethernet Dedicated Internet to some motels.
This fiber optic service will provide internet service with no degrading, unlike Comcast Business which degrades as the island fills up with visitors and drains Comcast shared cable.
This new EDI Comcast service from what we understand is going to be offered to only 17 motels at this time on the island and direct fiber optic will be run to each location with a fiber converter to switch it over to Ethernet inside your building.
Today my company Anthony Deutsch Computer Service was hired to do the fiber optic switch over at The Admiral Resort in Wildwood Crest, NJ which will be one of the first select motels that will have this new fiber optic EDI service installed sometime this summer.
So it’s been a while since I wrote a post for the blog. It was a busy summer, no time to really enjoy the beach and boardwalk like more visitors do.
A worker on the Sea Serpent on Mariners Landing
I enjoy fall, with cooler weather and flashing traffic lights that bring back my childhood in Wildwood. I remember riding my moped from 21st st to Forget-me-not and Pacific to visit my good fiend Katie and hang out and watch the Gong show when I was a sophomore at Wildwood Cathloic.Then I would ride my moped in the cold all bundled up back home through dark quiet empty streets with flashing traffic lights then up to the boardwalk home to 21st and NY.
Soon winter will set in and I can light the fireplace and catch up on finishing my office and working on the house in Wildwood. I recently starting playing my keyboards again, it something I really enjoy but never take time to do.
This coming year will be 40 years since I meet my wife on Mariners Landing in the summer of 1977. I don’t plan surprise parties but I am going to plan something special for her just for putting up with me for all these years! LOL
Yesterday about 100 people peacefully protested on the Wildwood boardwalk during the national anthem outside a shirt shop.
Photo by Julie Jean
This all started after someone said that the store owner would not turn down the music in his boardwalk shirt store during the national anthem.
Social media has been blowing up with this story. so we talked to some of the protesters and got the REAL story.
Wildwood American Legion Commander Harry Weimar and Vince DePrinzio told me last night that the protest was peaceful and they talked to the owner of the store.
Photo by Julie Jean
The owner said that he just arrived at his store and was opening up when someone started screaming at him to lower his music and they got into it and the store owner told the person to %#*(^+-*. According to the Harry and Vince the owner admitted to cursing but never said anything about the flag or national anthem.
The reason we have not posted this when it first happened is because it’s just hearsay unless we see a video of what people were claiming, and their is none.
Yesterday the owner turned down the music and said he will everyday during the national anthem.
We believe you cannot just ruin a person’s business by boycotting and protesting until you have the whole story and talked to both sides..
Photos and videos by Julie Jean
The owner of the shirt store posted this sign yesterday..
We hope this ends all the hateful comments and puts this story to rest.
They admitted it was their employee who caused the problem and apologized publicly for all to see Let’s enjoy our summer and God Bless America!
So, everyone kept saying ” we need another Chesney concert” and last night was the night all your dreams came true! Tim McGraw rocked this town just like Chesney and the City of Wildwood shined as it showed that they can handle a large all day venue on the 4th of July and make it all happen with no problems.
Look at how clean the City of Wildwood, NJ beach is the day after the Tim McGraw concert.
Photo By: Tom Alvarado
It was a great crowd of mostly young adults who were perfectly behaved. I talked to and took photos with some of them. It was a fun crowd with people happy to celebrate the 4th of July!
Let’s give the Mayor Ernie Troiano, Commissioner Anthony Leonetti and especially Commissioner Pete Byron for their hard work in making this all happen. Including all the city workers who never get the praise they deserve for everything they do, but complaints flow like the ocean!
If the beach is a mess we report it because it bothers us, we took some heat for it and so did the city even thought they did nothing wrong except clean it up.
So when they have a country music superstar like Tim McGraw preform a concert on the 4th of July with over 30,000 people on the beach at one time in a 3 block area and there are no issues I think we should recognize them when they shine!
By Tony Deutsch
Hey Wildwoodians and all our Watch the Tramcar Please fans on Facebook. Because of all of you we are approaching 5 million visitors on The Boardwalk Blog and 90,000 likes on our Facebook page and reaching 9.4 million people this morning. https://www.facebook.com/TheBoardwalkBlog/
So, on this 4th of July we are giving away this photo I shot last summer on the Wildwood beach during the fireworks that was for my office.
To enter the contest please like our Facebook page here> https://www.facebook.com/TheBoardwalkBlog/ and shoot us an email with 4th of July Photo at email@example.com
On the 4th of July we will announce the winner on our Facebook page and if you’re in town we will get it to you!
We just wanted to say thank you to all our fans for making The Boardwalk Blog and our Facebook page so popular and followed by millions from countries all over the world.
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What a great time to try some of the restaurants in The Wildwoods. .One of the biggest secrets is that Wildwood really does have some of the best restaurants at the Jersey Shore.
I guarantee you will love Restaurant Week in The Wildwoods with complete four-course meals including appetizer, salad, entrée and dessert for only $30 plus tax and gratuity.
Wine and dine in some of Wildwoods finest restaurants. All participating restaurants will offer a complete four course meal, including appetizer, salad, entree and dessert for $30 (plus tax and gratuity.) For more information call 609.522.1261 or visit http://www.WildwoodByTheSeaRestaurantWeek.com for a list of participating restaurants. A second restaurant week will take place August 21-26.