Can you believe it’s already winter? It seems as though Memorial Day was just a few weeks ago! Fortunately, no matter what the season, it’s always a great time to be in Sea Isle City.
During the winter months, we put a lot of energy into planning the events and activities that enhance the approaching summer season. The wintertime is also when we focus on road work and other infrastructure projects, which make this community a better place for us all. In addition to several construction efforts currently taking place in Sea Isle City, this winter there is also major road work happening along Sea Isle Boulevard, which connects our island with the mainland. Anyone who has driven along Sea Isle Boulevard lately can easily see what a large project this is. That being said, I would like to remind all motorists to please be aware of the reduced speed limit along the entire causeway, and to be mindful of road workers and construction vehicles when you travel between Sea Isle City and Ocean View. It’s very important to give yourself a few extra minutes to allow for safe passage – and to travel carefully along the causeway at all times, night or day. Thank you for your patience during this important County construction project, which will ultimately elevate the causeway by more than 4-feet and ensure its reliability for many years to come.
In February, Sea Isle City will once again be a hub of activity during our resort’s annual Polar Bear Plunge Weekend, Friday to Sunday, February 13-15 of Presidents Weekend. Polar Bear Plunge Weekend, which is officially the start of our Visitor’s Season, will begin with the annual crowning of the Polar Bear King, Queen, Prince and Princess on Friday night, followed by a fantastic costume contest, parade and plunge in the Atlantic Ocean on "Plunge Saturday" (Valentine’s Day). Then, on Sunday, the annual Polar Bear Run-Walk for Autism will bring thousands of people together on the Promenade for a very good cause. To learn more about the Polar Bear Plunge and other great events taking place in 2015, please go to www.VisitSICNJ.com.
Have a safe and happy winter!
Smile…You’re in Sea Isle!
Mayor Leonard Desiderio