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Appearing on the 10! Show on NBC Philadelphia at 11 am June 1

by Ashley Franchini

We are proud to announce that our client, and more importantly our great friend, Gail Slogoff will be appearing on the 10! Show on NBC Philadelphia at 11 am on Wednesday, June 1.  She has been invited to discuss looking like you were at the beach without sitting in the sun all weekend.  Check out her blog at

It's Block Party Time!!!

by Ashley Franchini team

Ocean City's Spring Block Party is scheduled for this Saturday, May 14th from 11-4.  Will YOU be there??

For more details, please click the link below.

Block Party

Featured property on CNBC

by Ashley Franchini Team

We are featured on CNBC with 3909 Boardwalk!  Click the link below to see details.


3909 Boardwalk

Ventnor May Reminders

by Ashley Franchini

Some important community information for Ventnor and the surrounding area courtesy of the Ventnor Newsletter:


Dorset Avenue Bridge

The Dorset Avenue Bridge will be closed in both directions on Saturday, April 30 from 8am to 6pm.  At 6pm on Saturday the bridge will open to traffic in just one direction (toward Ventnor Heights).  It will remain open in just one direction until approximately 10am on Monday, May 2 at which time the bridge will open in both directions.  Work will continue after that but will not affect traffic.



Ventnor Avenue Construction

South Jersey Gas Company is installing a new gas main under Ventnor Avenue.  As a result, the Eastbound lane (going toward Atlantic City) of Ventnor Avenue in the areas where they are working will be closed to traffic 24 hours a day while the work continues.  This will likely go through May 25 at which time the gas main work will stop until after Labor Day.  We will keep you updated via this newsletter.


Please note that merchants along Ventnor Avenue will remain open during this work.


The Ventnor City Police Department reminds those driving around town to be mindful of the detour and road construction signs. These signs have been put in place for the safety of motorists and the construction workers. Driving past a ROAD CLOSED sign can lead to being stopped by VCPD and issued a court appearance mandatory motor vehicle summons ($133). Your continued consideration leads to a safe work environment for the workers which in turn helps speed the project along.


If you have any questions about the Ventnor Avenue construction please call the Mayor's office at 823-7900.  We will keep you updated via this newsletter.



Ventnor City Budget

The fiscal year 2011 Ventnor City budget may be viewed online by clicking here.  (You will need a PDF file viewer program such as Adobe Reader on your computer.)  You may also get a printed copy at the City Clerk's office in City Hall during regular business hours.  Time will be reserved at the May 19 Ventnor City Commission meeting (7pm, City Hall second floor) for comments and questions about the budget or you may contact any of the Commissioners.



Valet Trash Collection Service

The ACUA is again offering a seasonal Valet Trash & Recycling Collection Service.  This will eliminate the need for you to put your trash containers out to the curb on your collection day and bring them back to a proper storage location at your home later that day.


With the valet service the ACUA will do that for you.  On your scheduled collection day ACUA's staff will retrieve the trash and recycling containers from your residence, empty them and return them to the residence. This service will be available from May 30 to September 9, 2011.  You may also purchase new trash or recycling containers from the ACUA.


A reminder that Ventnor law states that trash containers may be put out to curbside no earlier than 6:00pm the day before your collection day and must be returned to a proper storage location no later than 7:00pm on collection day. Containers must be stored where they are not visible from the street.  The valet service may be useful to people who might not be here on their collection day or those who don't want to handle their trash containers.


For more information, prices and a registration form for the valet service please click here to visit the ACUA Valet website or call them at 609-272-6950.



Household Trash

Per newly-enacted City Ordinance #2011-04, it is now illegal to put residential trash into city owned trash receptacles.  This includes receptacles on sidewalks, the boardwalk and other locations in Ventnor City.



Bicycle Safety

The Ventnor City Police Department would like to remind parents and guardians to follow a few safety tips when bringing out children's' bicycles for the Spring and Summer: Make sure the tires are properly inflated, the bicycle is in good working order, the bicycle "fits" the child, and most importantly the child has a properly fitted bicycle helmet. Bicycle helmet use is the law in NJ for those 17 and under. Not only is it the law, but the small cost of a helmet can defray the life changing bills associated with a head injury, or even worse. There are businesses in the area that can check your bicycle and help you with a bike helmet.


The NJ helmet law also covers those riding skateboards, scooters, and rollerblades/ roller-skates.


The VCPD and PBA Local #97 would like to reward children found wearing their helmet.

If you are a local business and care to offer a small discount or small item as a reward please contact Sgt. Charles Wood at 823-7928.




Dogs are not permitted on the beach in Ventnor starting May 16.  This law applies 24 hours a day from May 16 until October 1.  A reminder that dogs are never permitted on the boardwalk in Ventnor.  This law applies 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (366 days in leap years).



Ventnor Recreation Summer Camp

Camp starts July 5.  Programs include: Sports Camp (boys & girls age 6 and up), Tot Arts & Crafts Camp (boys & girls age 4-6), Tory's Basketball World Camp (age 6 and up), Villanova Field Hockey Camp (grades 3-8), Hoop Mountain Girls Basketball Camp (girls age 9-16), Semet Soccer Camp (age 5-14) and U.K. Elite Soccer Camp.  Click here for complete details, dates, times, fees and a registration form or call the Ventnor City Recreation Department at 823-7950.



Beach Patrol

The Ventnor City Beach Patrol will open four protected beaches starting Memorial Day Weekend: Suffolk Ave., Dorset Ave., New Haven Ave., Lafayette Ave.  Beaches will be protected from 10am to 6pm daily.  The remaining Ventnor beaches will be protected by June 30.  Please do not swim in un-protected areas.



Beach Badges

Beach badges are on sale now at the Tax Office in City Hall from 9am to 4pm, Monday-Friday.  Weekend hours to be announced.  If purchased prior to June 1 they are $7.00 each or $3.50 each for seniors (age 65 or over).  Starting June 1 the price will be $15.00 each for everyone.  Beach badges are required for everyone age 12 and over on the beach.  Ventnor beach badges may also be used in Margate.



Ventnor Fishing Pier

The Pier will be open beginning May 1.  The gate lock will be changed so please renew your membership at the pier office to get your new key.  The pier office will be open daily 8am-4pm.  New members: please stop by the pier office to sign-up.  NOTE: a photo ID will be required for all renewals and all new members.



Attention Snowbirds

If you had your Ventnor mail forwarded to somewhere else for the Winter please contact the Ventnor Post Office at least one week before you depart the other location.  They will stop forwarding your mail from Ventnor and hold it for pickup when you return.  Call 609-823-5521.



Best Beach Contest

The NJ Sea Grant Consortium is holding its annual "New Jersey's Top-10 Beaches" contest.  Ventnor is a candidate.  The categories are best beach for: family vacation, day trips and ecotourism.  If you'd like to vote in any or all of those categories, click here.  Voting ends May 20.

Ventnor in May

by Ashley Franchini

Here are some things to do in Ventnor and the surrounding area in May starting with today -- Cinco de Mayo!!




May 5, Thursday

South Jersey Knitters Club

7:00-9:00pm.  Monthly meeting at the Ventnor Community Center at the rear of the library.  6500 Atlantic Avenue.



May 9, Monday

AARP Ventnor Chapter Monthly Meeting

1:30pm.  In the Community Room at the rear of the Library.  6500 Atlantic Avenue at Newport.  Membership is $5 per year.  For more information call 572-1960.



May 9, Monday

Ventnor Mothers Club Monthly Meeting

7:30pm.  Open to all mothers in Ventnor.  At the Ventnor Community Center in the rear of the Library.  6500 Atlantic Avenue.  For more information call Aiccis Bloom at 233-9342.



May 12, Thursday

Honor Society Induction Ceremony

5:30pm.  In the auditorium at the VECC.  400 N. Lafayette Ave.  For more information call the VECC at 487-7900.



May 15, Sunday

Pancake Breakfast

8am-Noon.  Sponsored by VFW Post 3361.  601 N. Dorset Avenue, Ventnor Heights.  $6 per adult, $3 for children under age 12. For more information call Bob McNulty at 653-0988.



May 15, Sunday

Mother & Daughter Tea

11am- 2pm.  Sponsored by the Ventnor Mothers Club.  Open to the public.  At The Lizzie Rose in Tuckerton.  $25 per person (due May 9).  For more information call Aiccis Bloom at 233-9342.



May 15, Sunday

Six Original Plays by Local Playwrights

3:00pm.  Players and Playwrights By The Jersey Shore (a Ventnor based group) will present six original plays by local playwrights at Beth El Synagogue, 500 N. Jerome Avenue in Margate.  Plays include "Meet Me Under the Elephant (yes, Lucy), The Cell, Beep Beep, The Better Man and Girlfriends.  Admission: $10 for adults, $5 for students at the door.  For more information call Rachel Kaplan at 601-9191.



May 19, Thursday

"Big Bad Musical"

6:30pm.  Free.  School play.  In the auditorium at the VECC.  400 N. Lafayette Ave.



May 24-25-26,  Tue-Wed-Thu

Spring Music Recitals

6:30pm. Free.  Open to the public.  In the auditorium at the VECC.  400 N. Lafayette Ave.  For more information call the VECC at 487-7900.



May 25, Wednesday

VFW Meeting

7:30pm.  VFW post 3361 is looking for new members.  Join us at our monthly meeting.  601 N. Dorset Avenue in Ventnor Heights.  Call Bob McNulty at 653-0988 for more information.



May 28-29-30, Sat-Sun-Mon

Adult Baseball Tournament

Free!  Teams from all over the East Coast will be participating.  The games will be on Saturday & Sunday from 8am to 10pm each day.  The finals will be on Monday starting at 11am.  All games will be held at the ball fields in Ventnor Heights.  For more information call the Ventnor City Recreation Department at 823-7950.



May 28-29-30, Sat-Sun-Mon

Barbecues On The Beach

Barbecues are permitted on the beach in Ventnor from 10am to 6pm each day this holiday weekend.  Grills only!  No open pits!  Beach badges are required for everyone age 12 or over.



May 29, Sunday

Kenny Wayland Memorial Run & Fun Walk

Registration begins at 7:00am.  The race begins at 9:00am.  Register behind the Ventnor Community Center - rear of the library building.  Newport Avenue and the Boardwalk.  Pre-registration the day before (May 28) 6:30-7:30pm.  For more information call the Ventnor City Fire Department at 823-7942.



May 30,  Monday

Ventnor City Memorial Day Barbecue

4 - 7pm.  Free for all Ventnor residents.  At the Ventnor Community Center - Newport Avenue & the Beach.  Sponsored by the Ventnor City Drug and Alcohol Alliance.



May 30, Monday

Memorial Day

Ventnor City offices, Ventnor City Schools and the Ventnor Branch of the Atlantic County Library System will be closed.


Martin Z. Mollusk Part II

by Ashley Franchini Team

I know everyone was waiting with baited breath for the outcome of the week's earlier blog.  Martin Z. Mollusk DID see his shadow, which means summer WILL arrive a week early!  All the more reason to check out the property situation down at the shore.  Give me a call and let me help you!


Martin Z. Mollusk

Martin Z. Mollusk

by Ashley Franchini Team

Come on Martin!  Click this link to see a cute story.  Will you be there?

Martin Z Mollusk


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