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.




Ban the Bag and Jam the Clam!

A recent ordinance was pasted to ban plastic bags in retail stores for Long Beach Twp municipalities. Read about it HERE in The SandPaper. And don’t forget to bring a bag w/you to the Acme!

For those interested in the surf and surfing here on Long Beach Island the 11th Annual Clam Jam will take place this Sunday, Nov 19th in Harvey Cedars. The event will be held at Hudson Ave and starts at 8AM. It’s a great time to be had by all w/clams on the half shells, chowder, and pizza served along w/the competition. You can read all about the event in detail HERE in The SandPaper.




Beach Fill and a Surf City Runner

Looks like Surf City, Harvey Cedars, and Long Beach Township will be getting more beach replenishment come December. Click here for the details in The Sandpaper.

Some of you may recognize this runner from Surf City. Her name is Regina and she completed all 26.2 miles of the NYC Marathon this past Sunday, Nov 5th. with a time of 06:53:39. Congratulations on an amazing accomplishment, Regina!

LBI Schools and Stuck Trucks

Interesting update HERE in The SandPaper about the state of our elementary schools here on the island.

…and here’s a slightly amusing video of how NOT to deliver building materials here on LBI!

Dune Grass Planting and Conch Horn Blowing

If you were lucky enough to be here over the weekend you got to enjoy the beautiful weather and maybe even spied some volunteer dune grass worker planting away!


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….and maybe you even got to stay an extra day to enjoy Monday’s spectacular display of color as the sunset fired away!


For an interesting story about conchs on LBI click here for the scoop from The SandPaper.


Causeway Update and Kite Festival Video


7 p.m. Friday, 10/13/17: The NJDOT has altered the eastbound Rte. 72 approach to the first Causeway trestle bridge, shifting all eastbound traffic into the right lane.
Important: Going over that bridge, there is single-lane traffic in both directions, eastbound and westbound – no barrier!


Hopefully some of you got to attend the 3rd Annual LBI FLY Kite Festival in Ship Bottom last weekend. It was a spectacular event with great weather, wind, and attendance. Here’s a video from local Jack Bushko of Island Surf and Sail displaying some of the many colorful kites and wind things that were on display.



Kites, a Farm Award, and The Clam Jam

Looking for something to do during this beautiful October weather we’ve been having.

First the LBI FLY kite festival returns for it’s third year.  Very exciting display of some magical and colorful flying machines! It’s this weekend! (10-7 & 8)

Seems Ethel E. school won an award for best “Farm”. It’s a beautiful garden they have grown over there. Link here for the SandPaper article w/all the details.

And for those interested in the ocean and it’s happenings keep an eye out for the 11th Annual Clam Jam. It’s a grass roots gathering of all LBI’s best surfers for a fun day of competition sponsored by Jetty.