State of Home Ownership in Surf City New Jersey: General Meeting, Saturday August 27th


August 2016 General Meeting

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We’re excited to invite you to the SCTA August General Meeting, titled The State of Home Ownership in Surf City, scheduled for Saturday, August 27th at the Surf City Borough Hall. At 9:45 a.m., breakfast treats — which have been generously donated by How You Brewin  — will be served. The meeting begins at 10:00 a.m.

This is your chance to get the most current view of the housing market in Surf City — with comparisons to the rest of LBI. Pat Sepanak, Broker/Owner of Sand Dollar Real Estate, will walk us through 2016 statistics on home sales in our town. She’ll compare them to the years prior to Sandy and then after. And she’ll offer her assessment of what the future holds for owners, those who rent their homes, sellers and buyers in Surf City. There will be ample time for all your questions.

Our second guest speaker will be Mary Madonna, Surf City Borough Clerk and Administrator. Mary will share some of the steps owners need to take when doing construction on their property. She’ll discuss permits, zoning board procedures and answer your questions of who to contact for specific homeowner needs.

Please join us for this unique opportunity to learn all about the current state of home ownership in Surf City.

Mini Golf Results and Flea Market

 Undeterred by a rain delay, 99 golfers participated in the Surf City Taxpayers Mini Golf Tournament August 10th at Island Golf. The top of the leader board was very close in all three of the age  brackets. The prize money for the tournament was graciously donated by the Surf City 5 & 10.
Ages 8 and Under
1st – Rylee Guerriero -44
2nd – James Fitzmaurice – 46
3rd – Nathan Eagleson – 50
Rylee’s first place finish is notable in that she is the first girl this year to win her age bracket.
Ages 9 -15
1st – Aidan Walker – 35
2nd – Ryan Suarez – 37
3rd – Bri Patten – 37
Ryan and Bri had a playoff off which was won by Ryan’s hole in one on the 3rd playoff hole.
Congratulations to the two girls, Rylee and Bri , finishing in the winners pool.
Ages 16 and Over
1st – Chris Scholl – 33
2nd – Mark Travers – 35
3rd – Al Voytek – 37
Thanks go out to the volunteers from the Surf City Taxpayers Association who were the scorers , to the staff at Island Golf , and to the Surf City 5 & 10
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 Flea Market/Bazaar Fundraiser #2
 for Fire Dept/EMS, Firehouse
Tuesday, August 16, 9:00am-4:00pm
Hunt for treasures at this popular fundraiser.
Food, Beverages, Crafts, Books, and Much More.
Inside and outside vendors.
Surf City Firehouse
8th St. & Long Beach Blvd.
Flea Market

Mini Golf Reminder .

Just in case anyone’s forgotten or need the details. The second and final mini golf tournament will be held this Wednesday, Aug 10th at Island Golf.


…and this is what a perfect Surf City sunset looks like from the ocean.

Surf City Ocean Sunset

August in Paradise

                         Mini Golf Tournament – Island Golf  



Here are the pictures from the marvelous turnout on August 3rd for the annual  sand sculpture contest. What a great day for everyone!

2016 Sand Sculpture Staff


                                       Casino Bus Trip to AC
                                  Monday August 8, 9:00am – 5:30pm

Enjoy a bus ride to Tropicana Casino. Only adults (21yrs.
or older) $20 each. Receive $20 slot cash at casino.
Park at St. Thomas Church,13th & Long Beach Blvd.
Arrive 9:00am. Bus departs at 9:30 Returns 5:30 p.m.
Payment prior required. Call Anita 609-361-9490 for
questions. Send check,



August is finally here and what a beautiful start to the final chapter of summer! August glory days! Get out there and enjoy paradise!

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Tropicana Casino on Monday August 8, 2016

We still have seats available for Surf City Taxpayers
bus trip to Tropicana Casino on Monday August 8,2016.
Tickets are only $20.00 and you will receive $25.00 slot cash bonus
at the casino. The bus will leave from St Thomas Church, 13th Street
and the Long Beach Blvd. Bus departs 9:30 am sharp and returns
at 5;30 pm. For tickets call Anita at 609-361-9490.

Sand Sculpture Contest on 8/3

Wednesday, August 3 (Rain Date August 4 )
Co-sponsored by Ron Jon Surf Shop. Our most popular event!
Family fun on the 14th St. beach. Prizes for kids, teens, adults
and groups – Winners can take home a trophy! Starts at
10:00am. Judging 1:00pm-2:00pm All Surf City ordinances,
including beach badge requirements, will be enforced.

Click here for photos of last years sand sculpture event.

Just a reminder of other August events here-

Line Dance on 8/5 – Country Line Dance #2, Firehouse
Friday August 5, 6:30pm


Casino Trip on 8/8 – Enjoy a bus ride to Tropicana Casino. Only adults (21yrs.
or older) $20 each. Receive $20 slot cash at casino.
Park at St. Thomas Church,13th & Long Beach Blvd.
Arrive 9:00am. Bus departs at 9:30 Returns 5:30 p.m.
Payment prior required. Call Anita 609-361-9490 for
questions. Send check, payable to CTABSC, to 44 N. 12th St. Surf City, NJ 08008

Mini Golf on 8/10 – Wednesday, August 10, 10:00am -11:45am
Compete for cash prizes in age groups incl. children,
teens and adults. At Island Golf, 6th St. & Long Beach Blvd.





Sirens, Rainbows, and Markets

Lots going on in Surf City this week. The new siren was installed and tested successfully at the firehouse. We had a strong thunderstorm pass through right at sunset and it yielded a spectacular rainbow. And the Farmer’s Market was a sight full of vendors and shoppers happily going about their business.




New siren being readied for install at the firehouse.

Lofty perch from which the workers had to install the new siren from.



Lightening during a Surf City t-storm.

Surf City Rainbow

A Great Time For All at the 1st Mini Golf Tourny

1st Surf City Mini Golf Tournament Recap, 2016

There were 74 scores submitted in the July 11th Mini Golf Tournament at the Island Golf Course. Eighteen volunteers from the Surf City Taxpayers Association served as scorers for the tournament. Many players brought their A games as shown by the scores at the top of the leader board.

Ages 8 and under age group-  John Ligouri won his category by posting a two under par 40. That is a significant achievement for the youngster !

Ages 9-15 – 1st and 3rd place was won by Julian Thomas. Julian, a Delaware native, shot a 33 to win the division. Watch out for him next year when he competes in the Senior Division

Ages 16 + Over – There was a three way tie atop the leader board at the conclusion of their rounds. Finishing with the score of 35 were Ken Cadmus, Beau Guarino, and Ben Skimmons. The shoot out was won on the second layoff hole when Ken Cadmus made a hole in one to end the match.

Congratulations to all the players. Our next tournament will be Wednesday August 10th with a 10:00 AM start.

Special thanks goes to the Surf City 5 & 10 for their generous donation of all of the prize money and to the staff at Island Golf for their outstanding hospitality.

View ALL the photos of this great event here!


Surf City Flea Market Is Happening

Tuesday, July 19 & Tuesday, August 16
9:00am – 4:00pm
Hunt for treasures at this popular fundraiser.
Food, Beverages, Crafts, Books, and Much More.
Inside and outside vendors.
Surf City Firehouse
8th St. & Long Beach Blvd.

Bring a friend and browse through all the bargains. There will be inside and outside vendors who will be offering food, beverages, crafts, books, and much more.

This rain barrel is ready for you to view and bid. It is a lovely painting of the strawberry full moon on summer solstice here on LBI by local artist Cathleen Engelsen.

Rain Barrel

Indoor Flea Market Vendors

Outdoor Flea Market Vendors

Puttin’ Golf Balls and Shootin’ Hoops


Wednesday, July 13 10:00am -11:45am
Family and friends play together and
compete individually for cash prizes in children,
teen and adult age groups. At Island Golf, 6th St. &
Long Beach Blvd. We are grateful to Surf City 5 & 10 for sponsoring the prizes to be awarded at the end of the tournament.

Click here for pictures of last years action!


                          Foul Shooting
               Contest Recap and Pics    
 FOUL SHOOTING RESULTS  July 8, 2016 Foul Shooting Contest Sponsored by the SURF CITY TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION

It was a HOT one Friday, July 8 but a great job
and good time was had by all.

Over thirty children showed up for the event on this blistering hot morning . They were supported by a big number of parents and onlookers. Everyone gathered at center court to for a picture with our flag flying proudly before the event started.
There were three winners in each group.
Top winners were:
Age 13/18
1.David Palumbo
2.Lola Plamenco
3.Wes Davis
Age 10/12
1.Colin Meyer
2.Cole Apeldorn
3.Jack Fried
Age 7/9
1. Mason Ughetta
2.Santo Plamenco
3.Andrew Mohlenhoff
Under 6
1.Hanna Todd
2.Camary Edwards

Thank you to all our volunteers. Anita Barnes, Lydia Cottone, Lorainne Bergondo, Chuck Edwards Pete Williams Ray Saunderson, Jack Shields and Rich Miller photographer. Again special thanks to Island Golf and the Big Dipper Ice Cream Store for their continued support of the foul shooting contest.
Click here for pictures of all of this years action!

Hope everyone’s summer is going well! Surf City has been nothing short of spectacular so far this year!

Surf City July Sunset


Line Up And Shoot Some Hoops!!

Don’t forget the FOUL SHOOTING CONTEST on Friday, July 8 Starts a 10am
Girls and boys, through age 18, compete
for prizes at Richard A. Zachariae Field,
Division St. & Barnegat Ave. Mini Hoops
for ages 6 and under!

Foul Shooting Contest


If you are looking for a place to watch some fireworks this year here in Ocean County this year click HERE for a comprehensive list of where they are happening. And have a safe and happy Fourth Of July Holiday.

Happy Fourth!

For an interesting SandPaper article on the state of our schools here on long Beach Island click HERE.