Sunday, January 13, 2013
'Sandy Blows' concert draws a big crowd, big local acts
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Daniel Nee
Sunday, January 13
After Superstorm Sandy blew through Long Beach Island, many a homeowner crossed the causeway a week later to find bay-soaked carpets, displaced boats and waterlogged cars. But for the Ship Bottom Fire Department, the storm took an even heavier toll: about $400,000 worth of equipment lost. Island volunteer fire departments - which have faced hurdles in the past decade thanks to a reduction in the year-round island population as real estate prices skyrocketed - have held on and are credited with countless rescues during the height of the storm. On Saturday night, it was time for the community to give back. Crowds packed the Surf City Fire Company building on Long Beach Boulevard to hear a number of bands perform for 10 hours straight - from …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Clean-up and restoration with a dose of humor all go hand in hand as Long Beach Island recovers from Sandy.
Long Beach Island residents - except those from Holgate - returned to their homes Saturday morning, beginning at 6 a.m. During a Friday afternoon news conference in Seaside Heights on Friday, Governor Christie announced that the Route 72 causeway bridge will be open. Christie said the state will allow residents controlled access to assess damage, retrieve belongings and permit repopulation of the island for residents whose homes are safe and habitable. Here is a short photo tour before Saturday's reopening. People should procede with caution as there is still a lot of work going on and dangerous conditions in many areas.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Power is on in Surf City and Ship Bottom, but new weather problems may be on the horizon and gas is weeks away.
Seeing a police officer armed with an automatic rifle at the end of the Causeway in Ship Bottom was a worse sight than any nightmare I have ever had. He and a pair of National Guardsmen were checking IDs and verifying access at the Gateway to Long Beach Island for contractors, utility workers, media and some select home and business owners to protect against looters and ensure the saftey on those coming on to the Island. Businesses that had perishable items were being allowed by Beach Haven to get them and leave. Residents in Surf City whose homes had been “red flagged," essentially declared uninhabitable, were allowed to go in briefly to collect personal items. Those helping to rebuild the island were also arrriving in convoys of dump …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Woman was unconscious and not breathing when she was pulled from the surf off 27th Street beach, police say
Three people were in the right place at the right time early Tuesday evening when they saved a woman off the 27th Street beach in Ship Bottom, police said. The woman - whose name has not yet been released - was struggling in the rough surf on the unguarded beach around 6:45 p.m., said Sgt. James Butler. "She was floundering in the very rough surf and tumbling in the water," he said. Fortunately, the woman was spotted by Michael Ems, East Hampton, and Catherine Ghee, Connecticut. When the two pulled the woman from the surf, she was not breathing, Butler said. Sixteen-year-old Grace Campbell — a Morris Township teenager who lifeguards at Culver Lake in Sussex County — was playing beach volleyball nearby when two of her friends started …
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Ceremonial ribbon cutting in Ship Bottom sets off official start to the summer season on LBI
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Dan Duffy
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Dozens gathered in Ship Bottom on Saturday morning as the Ocean County Chamber of Commerce hosted its first Ceremonial Season Beach Opening Event, signaling the official start to summer on Long Beach Island. Chris Schwab, president of the Chamber of Commerce, explained that Long Beach Island hosted a similar event many years ago, and he felt that with a positive economic outlook for the coming summer, it would be fitting to bring back the ribbon cutting. “Rentals are up this season,” said Schwab, indicating that the increased rentals will most likely result in giving local businesses a boost. Jerry Thompson of the Chamber’s Board of Directors said that LBI was chosen as the site of the ribbon cutting due to not only its geographic …
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Events in and around Lacey Township
1. Join the Borough of Ship Bottom and Long Beach Island for their Ninth Annual Ship Bottom Sprint for Life. The 5K will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Register at 10 a.m. at the Ship Bottom Boat Ramp at West 10th Street and Shore Avenue. 2. Today is opening day for the Lacey Little League. The ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Clune Park. The ceremony will honor past president, Sam Costantino, by naming the Hall of Fame field in his honor. A number of Hall of Fame inductees will be at the ceremony and Mayor Gary Quinn will be throwing the first pitch. 3. The grand opening for Pattis Prom Project from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Girls can purchase prom dresses for $20. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. For …
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Beach badges required starting June 18
Ship Bottom is known as the “Gateway to Long Beach Island” because of the bridge linking the borough to the mainland. With a total area of 1 square miles, Ship Bottom is home to just more than 1,000 people. In addition to its beaches, Ship Bottom has a Waterfront Park, several recreational parks, fishing and crabbing pier, and Sunset Point, a local garden with a playground, restrooms, a gazebo and a beach area. The borough also has amusements, antique and gift shops, art galleries and fine dining.