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Sea Isle City 4.19.2006

By Rick Racela

A group of owners in the north end of SIC have formed a committee, North End Working Team (NEWT).
They will to work on areas of concern, getting updates on where the projects are, more information about them, and to make recommendation.
The four concerns include: the proposal for an amusement park at the closed municipal landfill at Fifth Street, the status of the new sewer extension from First to 22nd streets.
The third is the status of the beach replenishment project by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, stretching from 32nd Street in Ocean City, Strathmere, and all of SIC to Townsend’s Inlet, and was originally set for 2002 and postponed twice to 2004 and 2006.
Last is the need to decrease the speed limit in the north end from 40 to 25 mph.
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A 5K race was held as part of the annual Ocean Drive Marathon from Cape May to Sea Isle City.
The top three finishers in the male and female divisions are: first place, Kathy Larkin, 43, of Sea Isle City. Maria Roberson, 34, of Arlington, Va. took second place.
Fourteen-year-old Jackie Conklin of South Hampton, Pa. brought up the rear in third.
In addition, the Kid’s 1.5M Race was also a part of the annual Ocean Drive Marathon. Three youngsters from Egg Harbor Township were among the runners raising money for a project to build homes in the Philippines.
They were Bry Eribal, 8, Anjelica Gacayan, 9, and Jessica Besas, 9, who took first place among the girls in the race.
Adult members of the family participated in the 5K Race, while a large contingent of the family and friends from EHT cheered the runners on.
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Senior citizens are taking advantage of the AARP Drivers Safety Program, formerly called 55 Alive, to increase their driving skills, awareness and to qualify for the five percent discount on their automobile insurance.
Most of those taking the course in SIC were taking it for the second time. To maintain the discount, it is required that the course be taken every three years.
Participants were: John and Cindy Pikolycky of Woodbine, Agnes and Charles Keenan of Court House, Mary Ferry and Helen Cross of Ocean City, Terry Barry, Jane and Jim Gold, Kitty Kelly, Jane Barnett, the instructor, Janet and Ralph Griggs, Frank Kelly, Dave Barry, Helen Cross, Betty Earl and Gerry Faiss, all of Sea Isle City.
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Messiah Lutheran Church at Landis and 42nd streets will be conducting its last service in Sea Isle City on Sunday.
After 90 years of service in Sea Isle, Messiah Lutheran Church has decided to move to a new location in Ocean View.
A lot has been purchased on Route 9 and a new church building will be erected.
Special closing worship service will be at 10:30 AM on Sunday. Staff from the New Jersey Synod, Lutheran Church in America, will be participating in the service.
Pastor Henry Ireland, past pastor of 20 years, will be providing the sermon.
Light refreshments will be provided after the service. Everyone is invited to attend this significant service.
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Attention! Boat lovers, enjoy refreshment and browse our inventory during our “Open House” at Minmar Marine on Saturday.
Minmar Marine is located at exit 17 on GSP. Hours will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information please call, 263-2201.
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The Knights of Columbus, Madonna Council No. 3560 announces, a Blood Drive 1-7 p.m. in Saint Joseph’s auditorium on April 26.
In addition their annual Saint Joseph Breakfast is April 30, at the Sea Isle City Community Center, Park Road and Kennedy Boulevard, after the 9 a.m. mass at St. Joseph Church.
For info and tickets call 263-2773, 263-8737, or 263-6885.
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The Friends of Tourism and the Sea Isle City Tourism Commission and Chamber of Commerce, are cosponsoring A Night at the Races on April 28, from 7-11 p.m. at the Yacht Club, 44th and Venicean Road.
Tickets are $15 per person and include a light supper. A cash bar will be available.
Eighty percent of the proceeds will sponsor free family activities during the summer.
Tickets will be available from members of the Tourism Commission and Chamber of Commerce board of directors.
Tickets will be available at the door; however, only 150 tickets will be sold because of space limitations.
For info or tickets, call 263-8687, Ext. 10.
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The Townsend’s Inlet Civic Center Memorial Day Indoor Flea Market, Food Court and Auction will be held May 27 at the center located at 138 85th Street. 
Table space is now available at $20 a table.  Reserve your table space now. Applications are being accepted on a first come first serve basis. 
All proceeds benefit the Townsend’s Inlet Civic Center Restoration Fund.  For reservations and applications call Louise Clemente at 263-3002.
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The Beach Tag Office is open every day except Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Seasonal beach tags purchased by May 15 are $12 and $15 after that date.
Daily tags are $4 and weekly tags (Sunday to Saturday) are $8. The city has not had to increase in beach tag fees since 1999.
Applications for positions as beach tag inspectors are available at the beach tag office and city hall.
Daily and weekly tags salute the volunteer ambulance corps on its 50th anniversary.
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City Engineer Andrew Previti has issued a list of streets to be reconstructed under Sea Isle’s Capital Improvement Utility and Street Reconstruction Program.
The list includes 10 streets. Four of them, 62nd, 89th, and 90th from Landis to Pleasure, and 67th from Landis to Central, are currently under reconstruction with the work schedule to be completed by May.
The remaining six streets, except for the unnamed Right of Way (R.O.W.) south of 82nd Street, requires utility reconstruction and will be reconstructed in the fall.
They are: 44th from Park Road to Venicean including the bulkhead, 54th and 75th from Landis to Central, 54th from Central to Roberts, 59th from Landis to Beach End, and the unnamed R.O.W. south of 82nd Street.
Anticipated completion dates are dependent on weather and other conditions.
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Remember that deadline for the column is Wednesday at 5 p.m. for the following Wednesday’s issue.
Email any events or news to volpeseaislecity@comcast.net or fax at (609) 465-6159

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