“A Plastic Ocean”

More good news on the plastic bag ban issue. As of June 1st Harvey  Cedars will ban single use plastic bags at all businesses. Shoppers will be expected to either bring their own bags or pay a fee for recycled paper bags. All the details HERE in The SandPaper. Look for a showing of the documentary “A Plastic Ocean” over the summer.

All the ice that was in the bay this winter is now a memory. It was very beautiful while it lasted.


Beachfront Snowpack and Plastic Bags

If you were lucky enough to be here on January 9th and managed to navigate any of the beach accesses that were blocked by HUGE plow drifts you might have witnesses a rare and amazing phenomenon here on LBI. The beach had quite alot of snow pack right up the water’s edge and the waves were washing into it as the tide rose. HERE’S a link to a video of that day.

And in an update on the single use plastic bag ban issue, Long Beach Township has adopted an ordinance against using single use plastic bags starting May 1st. Every LBT home will be receiving 2 re-useable bags to get started.  Why BYOBag? Because canvas bags packs groceries more efficiently, makes less waste & reduces litter. Because it is the right thing to do! It is time to create a new recycling culture. One that is about sustainability & re-usability. So please don’t forget your canvas if you plan to shop anywhere in LBT.

This Is Happening!

Stafford Twp seems hopeful to fast track another single use plastic bag ban according to the latest SandPaper article HERE. Very interesting story. It states  Long Beach Township is the first municipality in the state to adopt the ban.

“We can’t have plastic bags floating around in water,” Long Beach Township Mayor Joseph Mancini said. “It’s just ridiculous. It’s time to get rid of them.”

If anyone’s been down recently you probably have noticed the beautiful ice flow that we’ve been experiencing this winter.





Surf City Snowstorm and Your Gas Meter!

January 4th was a doozy! Important reminder here regarding gas meters. It’s important to keep your natural gas meter clear of snow and ice buildup.
The gas pressure vent on your meter needs to be kept clear to avoid the potential for dangerous indoor natural gas buildup. The vent can become plugged when ice and snow melt during the day and refreeze at night.
Stay safe during and after the storm. If you suspect a gas leak, leave the area and call the gas leak hotline at 800-582-7060. Remember, this number is for gas leaks only.




Happy New Year!!

The Surf City Taxpayer Association would like to wish everyone a happy and prosperous new year. May it bring joy and peace to one and all!

If you need something last minute to celebrate and welcome the new year there is a NYE bash at the Ship Bottom firehouse. All the details can be found HERE in the Sandpaper.

Happy Holiday’s and Ban The Bag

Surf City Taxpayer Association would like to wish everyone a safe and Merry Christmas. And we would like to remind you that now is the time to join or renew your membership in the Surf City Taxpayers Association as we work to make Surf City a better place to live. Click the image below to link to our online membership page.


Santa’s sleigh was spied making the rounds in Surf City once again! Always a good sign!



More good news concerning the banning of single stream use plastic bags on LBI. More specifically in Surf City where Mayor Francis Hodgson will be addressing the issue in the coming new year. Read all the latest developments HERE in The SandPaper article.

plastic bags


Causeway Construction on Pause and Node Approval

The DOT is scaling back Causeway construction for the winter months. Read the whole story HERE in The SandPaper.


The Surf City Borough is putting approval for Verizon mobile hot spots on hold until the new year. Read all the details HERE in The SandPaper.

We’ve already had several snow falls before the official first day of winter. Always a beautiful sight to have snow on our beaches!





Plastic Bag Ban and the Christmas Parade

It appears Ship Bottom might be next on the list of LBI townships to “Ban The Bag”.  Click HERE for the Sandpaper article details.

Surf City Fire Co. took 3rd place in the Fire Dept category in the annual Christmas parade here on LBI. For some marvelous pictures and a list of all the winners click HERE for the SandPaper article.

Here’s a picture of  a few Surf City fisherman enjoying some late season angling at sunset.






Christmas Time Is Here

For those wanting to get into the spirit of the Christmas season here are a couple of fun things to do.

First you can attend the Annual Christmas Parade 0n December 2nd here on LBI. Click HERE for all the details in The SandPaper.

2015 Christmas Parade

Second you can cut down your own real live Christmas tree at any of the many tree farms here in NJ. Link HERE for 30 NJ farms that are offering this service.

Surf City Runner In SandPaper

Surf City resident Regina Halikas recently competed in and completed the NYC Marathon. The largest marathon in the world! Read all the details in the SandPaper HERE.



We hope everyone had a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.