Today is the last day to register for this annual run that benefits the Surf City Volunteer Fire Co. and EMS. All the details HERE in The SandPaper.
The race is scheduled for May 19th starting at 9AM.
Surf City business owners might want to read about the new ordinances regarding signage as of May 9th HERE in The SandPaper.
The road construction on Barnegat Ave is almost completed at this point. There are only two blocks left from 3rd to 5th streets to be completed. The new curbs, which run from 3rd st to 11th st, are rather high and the median will now be difficult to access with a vehicle or bicycle. All the upgraded storm drains are in and also the handicapped accesses. In the first picture the old curb is visible merging with the new curb on the north end of the project.
The beach fill is ongoing still in Brant Beach and will soon begin in Harvey Cedars. Surf City is scheduled to begin fill operations as soon as Harvey Cedars is complete. All the details can be found HERE in The SandPaper.
Coming to a beach near you soon!
Bell buoy 11 washed ashore on April 15th and was residing on 8th street ocean beach right around the high tide line. On May 2nd the Coast Guard initiated salvage operations and removed the navigation tool. To check out a video of the salvage operation click HERE.
Interesting article HERE in The SandPaper about the 50th anniversary and history of the Ethel E. Jacobson elementary school.
For those film buffs who are interested, The Lighthouse International Film Society will celebrate its 10th anniversary from June 7 to 10 here on LBI. Read all about the festival HERE in The SandPaper.
Those of you who are a fan of Bageleddi’s in Ship Bottom might be interested to know that it is now in a new location just a couple blocks south of the old one. The old Cedar Garden retail florist shop was aquired by the Bageledi’s owners and will offer outdoor dining. Read all about it HERE in The SandPaper.
A very large buoy washed ashore in Surf City on April 15th. The rough surf brought it to the shore around 8th St.
Surf City will be getting beach replenishment this year. We are last on the list after Brant Beach and Harvey Cedars. It is estimated fill operations will begin in Surf City in early June and be finished by the end of June. Read all the details HERE in The SandPaper.
The Surf City Land Use Board recently denied an application by the owners of the Surf City Hotel for outdoor dining. Read all the details HERE in The SandPaper.
Also please note that the once free LBI Shuttle service will now cost $2 for a one way trip and $5 for an unlimited day pass. Read all the details about the new shuttle fees and many other new and interesting LBI developments HERE.
The igloo doghouse type structure elevated right to the south of the causeway in the marsh was recently spotted with activity of the peregrine falcons that have nested there.
If you don’t already know by now there are three local municipalities banning businesses from using single use plastic take away bags. They are Stafford Twp, Harvey Cedars, and Long Beach Twp. So don’t forget to bring your reusable bags with you when shopping and read about all the details HERE in The SandPaper.
Road work has begun on Barnegat Ave in Surf City so use caution when navigating that roadway. There are alot of heavy vehicles and construction equipment in the area.
It is very important to pick up debris on the beach and dispose of it properly. And here’s an event that can actually make it fun. Please consider volunteering and remember, the wildlife will thank you for it. Ocean pollution is a terrible thing that is detrimental to all living creatures.
These are photos of a local terrapin turtle and a great egret and taken recently in the Holgate Wildlife Refuge. One of the worst locations on the island for plastic overwash.
Plastic bottle caps gathered for disposal.
Our fourth March nor-easter rolled through on the 21st ushering in spring w/a bang! The island got around 10″ of the white stuff and there is some moderate beach erosion showing in Surf City now.
Also the snowy owl in Holgate is still hanging around here in our early spring season. Some hearty hikers have been taking to the beautiful refuge to try and snag a glimpse and a photo of the fat bird!
Please be aware of the sewer drainage work being done on Barnegat Avenue. Below is a timetable of the scheduled work. The work will replace a few of the old storm drains that flow into the bay with upgraded ones that don’t allow plastics and other items to get into the system.
Spring street sweeping has been contracted for and at this time it’s scheduled for the week of April 23rd. It will be important that vehicles not be parked on side streets so that we can get the most thorough job possible. SCPD will be using social media to assist in alerting residents.
Barnegat Avenue Project. Due to three Nor’Easters over a period of about two weeks, the schedule for work on Barnegat Avenue has been amended. New dates are as follows and subject to further weather delays:11th – 5th Streets
* Mobilize and complete drainage installation – 4 weeks 3/14/18 – 4/11/18
* Curb Installation – 3 weeks 4/11/18 – 5/2/18
* Roadwork and Paving Installation – 2 weeks 5/2/18 – 5/16/18
5th – 3rd Streets
* Drainage – March 19 – March 29
* Concrete work – April 5 & 6
* Milling – April 9-April 11
* Paving – April 23 – 24
* Striping – April 27