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Current News and Events in Wildwood NJ

The Wildwood Boardwalk Ambassador Gigi was in The Woods today and we had lunch!

Good evening Wildwoodians. After spending a day cleaning up my office papers, desk and working on my special effects videos for Christmas I received a text from Diane, Gigi’s daughter saying they were coming to Gigi’s house in North Wildwood today.

My wife Joanne was in the kitchen making pizzelles and I just finished setting up a CromeCast streaming device and ask her if she wanted to go out for lunch. I said let me text Diane and see what they’re doing and we meet up for a late lunch, snacks, and drinks at Dogtooth in Wildwood.

I sat next to Gigi, gave him a big hug and told him we loved him. He said to me ” how about Cappy passing? we spent a lot of years together up there on the boardwalk, over 20 years. he was a great guy” I said ” I’m sorry Gig, it’s gotta be hard losing your beautiful wife Barb and now Cappy” I hugged him and said “we’re gonna take care of you. I’ll wake you up every day at 3 pm” he started laughing.

 

I told his daughter Diane that maybe we can have 2 bronze statues of Cappy and Gigi sitting on a bench and people could sit between them and take photos, we all started laughing. Gigi told me he will be up on the boardwalk again this year running the tramcar. If you see him stop and say hello, he loves the people and visitors and you’ll make his day!

By Tony Deutsch

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Easter 2018 FREE room Give-Away Compliments of the Riviera Resort and Suites

Easter 2018 Weekend Give-Away

Who want’s to win a FREE room for 2 nights for up to 4 people compliments of The Riviera Resort and Suites. To enter please like our page here https://www.facebook.com/RivieraWildwood/

and send an email to riviera@stayinwildwood.com with “Easter 2018” in the subject line please include your name, address and cell phone number. The contest ends next Saturday, December 9th and the winner will be announced on our Facebook page here>https://www.facebook.com/RivieraWildwood/ on Sunday, December 10th.

You will arrive on Friday, March 30th, 2018, stay Friday and Saturday night.

Check out on April 1st, 2018

 

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What brought you to the Wildwoods? What was the first thing your family did on arrival?

 

The Wildwood Nostalgia Series #2

On arrival to the Wildwoods, it was customary to unpack, set up housekeeping and then go directly to the beach. Even dating back to the original Ketchemeche and Lenni Lenape Tribe, the beach, ocean, salt air and cooling breezes along with plentiful fish had amazing healing restorative powers to refresh. Note the picture of Dr. Miller’s family in 1898 frolicking on the beach. They came for the same reason. Now that must have been one heck of a laundry day with those cumbersome bathing suits!

Spending summers in the Wildwoods meant the beginning or renewing of summer friendships, endless hours on the beach digging holes, making sandcastles, collecting shells, swimming and playing a variety of games. There was something for all ages. Lifeguards were there for our protection. Mom packed a picnic lunch and you learned at a young age how to protect your food from the sea gulls. The Fudgy Wudgy ice cream man provided dessert. Dad recorded it all on film, so we could tearfully watch it during the winter months. Each beach day provided us with new memories. We truly wanted it to be the endless summer.

 

What brought you to the Wildwoods? What was the first thing your family did on arrival?

 

Content courtesy of the Wildwood Historical Society – George F. Boyer Museum

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Easter 2018 FREE room Give-Away Compliments of the Nantucket Inn and Suites

Easter 2018 Weekend Give-Away

Who want’s to win a FREE room for 2 nights for up to 4 people compliments of The Nantucket Inn and Suites. To enter please like our page here https://www.facebook.com/NantucketInnAndSuites/

and send an email to nantucket@stayinwildwood.com with “Easter 2018” in the subject line. The contest ends next Saturday, November 25th and the winner will be announced on our Facebook page here> https://www.facebook.com/NantucketInnAndSuites/ on Sunday, November 26th.

You will arrive on Friday, March 30th, 2018, stay Friday and Saturday night.

Check out on April 1st, 2018

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The Seaport Pier in North Wildwood get approval from planners.

Seaport Pier Gets OK from Planners

NORTH WILDWOOD ─ Called the “most significant” commercial endeavor in decades, BG Capital’s site plan for the Seaport Pier Redevelopment got a green light Nov. 9. The North Wildwood Planning Board held a special hearing, offering team members of BG Capital an opportunity to present its site plan and forum for public comment.

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Westy’s In North Wildwood to be called The Inlet on Olde when it reopens.

Westy’s in North Wildwood gets new life

North Wildwood landmark Westy’s Irish Pub has reopened, mere days after its sale by the West family to new owners who plan to keep the concept but change the name to The Inlet on Olde. Puri Garzone’s family lived across Walnut Street from the bar-restaurant, the site of Cozy Morley’s long-ago Talk of the Town and later the We Two Inn.

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The Boardwalk Blog’s 2017 5th Annual Photo & VIDEO Contest – Did you take the best photo in Wildwood?!

 

Last year we received over 4000 great photos.

We would like to invite you to enter the best photos you have of your vacation in

The Wildwoods.

NEW for 2017 – Send us your videos by posting them on directly on our page.

https://www.facebook.com/theboardwalkblog/

We appreciate all our fans and the support and the great photos you submit.

Thank you for following us these past 5 years and making us the #1 Facebook page in The Wildwoods.

Visit us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/theboardwalkblog

How to enter the contest:

* Email us the best photos you have ever taken in The Wildwoods to infowatchthetramcarplease@gmail.com

Post your videos directly on our page here https://www.facebook.com/theboardwalkblog/

* We will give you credit every time we post one of your photos or videos.

* Send us all the photos or videos you want.

*The more you send the more chances you have to win.

* Contest ends on January 31st, 2018 – winner will be announced after all photos have been posted. (around March 1st, 2018)

* All photos will be posted as public domain and may be used in one of our videos.

What will you win?

1. Pizza dinner for 4 on the boardwalk at the pizza restaurant of your choice during the summer of 2018, with Bob Ingram, Gigi, and Tony Deutsch!

2. 4 Tramcar Tickets

3. A copy of the 2013 Wildwood Documentary DVD ” Boardwalk II” Autographed by Bob Ingram

4. A blog post about meeting you and photos at lunch!

 How is the winner picked?

The winner is picked by a committee of 5 people. We will post the top 10 photos in each category.The winners will be picked from the top 10 and all will be posted on our facebook page at www.facebook.com/theboardwalkblog

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Sand Barrens to become Union League National Golf Club in October

Sand Barrens to become Union League National Golf Club in October

The Union League will formally acquire the Sand Barrens Golf Club in Swainton, N.J., on Oct. 16, at which point the property will begin to be known as the Union League National Golf Club, the Philadelphia social organization said in an email to members Thursday.

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