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Mayfair Wishing Well Finds New Home

  The Wishing Well from the landmark Mayfair Theatre in Asbury Park now has a new home and a permanent resting place at the Stephen Crane House in Asbury Park.. “The Palumbo family gave us the well about eight to 10 years ago but we never had anywhere to permanently place it,” Asbury Park Historical Society President Don Stine said. Local contractor Henry Vaccaro moved the concrete well- that weighs approximately 500 pounds and has a wrought-iron crown- with a forklift several years ago to a residential lawn on Second Avenue. The Palumbo family needed to move it since they…

Asbury Park police detective attends Dallas funerals for slain officers

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Eugene J. Dello, an Asbury Park police detective and a state legislative delegate for PBA Local No. 6, attended four of the five funerals for the police officers killed in last week’s massacre in Dallas, Texas. The five Dallas police officers, Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson and Patrick Zamarripa were killed in Dallas on July 7 by a sniper using high powered weapons. Dello flew with four fellow New Jersey officers to Dallas on July 12 as representatives from The New Jersey State PBA. “We arrived Tuesday and they (PBA) sent…

Art Star Craft Bazaar Coming to Asbury Park

  The Art Star Craft Bazaar of Philadelphia will be in Asbury Park with more than 50 curated art and craft vendors July 30 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and July 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The two day event will take place in Bradley Park, across from Convention Hall, and is free to the public. It will be held rain or shine. The first 50 customers each day will receive a tote bag and the first 250 customers will receive $5 off a participating vendor’s booth. In a release from organizers the bazaar is called an…

Artists Sought for Show on City Boardwalk

  The Asbury Park Historical Society is holding its 11th annual Art on the Boardwalk art show Sun., Aug. 21 and are looking for artists who would like to display their works. Anyone who would like to participate may send a $75 entry fee for a 10 feet X 12 feet space by August 1 to Teddy Chomko, 496 Monmouth Road, West Allenhurst, NJ 07711 by August 1. The art show is open to all oil, acrylic, watercolor, charcoal, pastel, photography and sculpture artists (no crafts please). The show will take place between Sunset and 5th avenues, south of Convention…

‘Christmas in July’ Event Benefits Special Needs Children

  The Asbury Park/ Wall Elks Lodge 128 is hosting a “Christmas in July” charity event Sat., July 23 at the lodge at 3409 W. Bangs Ave., Neptune. The event will benefit special children’s needs. It will run from 6 to 10 p.m. and is open to the public. There will be a gift basket auction, a mega 50/50, a regular 50/50 and additional games. There will be a choice of steak or chicken dinner. Music will be by Ms. G and Da Guyz. Tickets are available at the bar or by calling 732-284-8759.

City Resident Co-Founder of Football Team for Graduates

  By DON STINE Graduating high school doesn’t mean that young people need to give up their love of playing football thanks to the Jersey Shore Hurricanes. The Jersey Shore Hurricanes, a team in the minor/semi-pro football world and affiliated with Major League Football, was founded in 2015 in Asbury Park by resident Tysef Meacham, 28, and Somerset resident Edd Gladney, 49. The mission of the program is to provide fundamental skill-development instruction and to teach the elements of football to young student-athletes who have a desire to compete in the higher level of football competition. “We did it to…

Blues and Brews Festival Coming to City

  The Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation’s Summer Series of Festivals is bringing the sweet summer sounds of the blues to Asbury Park, along with craft beer July 23. The Blues and Brews festival will be held from 12-8 p.m. in Bradley Park, across from Convention Hall. Thousands are anticipated to turn out for a day of live performances by talented blues musicians, food, crafters and sponsor exhibits, a craft beer and wine garden, and activities for the entire family. The festival is rain or shine, free to the public, dog friendly and all ages are welcome to attend.…

Asbury Park’s Rising Causes Uptick in Rentals

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI It seems in the new Asbury Park, if you rent it, they will come. And according to some, money is no object. Because Asbury Park is fast becoming a destination vacation spot, officials are worried that the same issues that plague other shore towns could soon become the norm in the city if zoning laws are not in place and enforced. In a presentation at this week’s work session the City Council held a lengthy discussion about regulations governing summer rentals in the city. Rob McKeon, Director of Property Maintenance and Director of Planning, Michele…

$600,000 Earmarked for Asbury Park Bandshell

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The $600,000 makeover of the Asbury Park bandshell on the boardwalk was discussed at this week’s Asbury Park City Council meeting. Madison Marquette, the boardwalk redeveloper, plans to make the bandshell a year round venue. “We want to maximize its use in all seasons,” said Architect Bill Miller of Madison Marquette. Miller and Structural Engineer Phil Moss presented renderings of the renovations, which include seating for 200 in front of the stage and bandshell, a rooftop dance floor and a new facade for the building. The adjacent restaurant will have sliding glass doors, that can…

British Invasion Concert Will Benefit Mary’s Place

  By DON STINE The British are coming, the British are coming!. Well, at least their music is – to benefit Mary’s Place by the Sea in Ocean Grove. On Sat., July 30, Glen Burtnik and friends will be performing the best of the music from the 1960s British Invasion era at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park. Music from legendary bands such as The Kinks, Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, Petula Clark, Joe Cocker, Led Zeppelin, Mary Hopkin and others will be performed. Burtnik said the music in the British Invasion show is the music he knows…

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