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1  Wildwoods General Discussion - The Fun Stuff / General: The Wildwoods Today / Former N. Wildwood Mayor Bill Henfey Passes Away
 on: Today at 11:57am 
Started by Roberts Avenue | Post by Roberts Avenue
http://www.987thecoast.com/local-news/former-north-wildwood-mayor-bill-henfey-pa sses-away/
 
North Wildwood lost one of its most significant figures for the past two decades. Former mayor Bill Henfey passed away on Tuesday at the age of 65. A malignant brain tumor was found back in Sept. 2013 which sent Henfey to the hospital. He was able to make a number of public appearances in 2014, including a retirement dinner from being mayor and the dedication of Bill Henfey Park. All of the council members and Mayor Patrick Rosenello shared their thoughts on losing Henfey during the council meeting on Tuesday morning. Henfey was a councilman-at-large from 1994 until 2006, until he was sworn in as mayor. No details have been released yet on a viewing and funeral.
 
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2  Wildwoods General Discussion - The Fun Stuff / Nostalgia, Memories & Memorabilia / Re: Sundance Disco, Wildwood Bowl, Living Room Lou
 on: Yesterday at 8:30pm 
Started by wildwood_since_85 | Post by Debunker
That brochure is a rare find! Sundance opened in 78, disco year! Designed by Adrian Koliba, who also tried to re-theme & manage Sportland Pier that year.  It rained most weekends  that summer but thus the dance clubs were packed.  Thats when Bruce Willis worked in Wildwood, you can hear his comments on the dance clubs in the PBS documentary "Wildwood Days".
  The ground level rear hallway entrance to Sundance is still there, as of two years ago the lava rock walls and tile floor leading to it were still intact (lava rock perhaps obtained from some former doowop motel builder!), as was a curved glassblock backlit reception desk as you entered the club. There was a print shop in this space until recently when new owners bought it and the bowling alley and remodeled it, but thus far it looks as though just the upstairs bowling was redone. After Sundance & disco became passe it became a country western place.  
  They should put a dance club on the boardwalk in that half block that has been vacated by Olympic Fascination.
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3  The World Beyond Wildwood - The Curious Stuff / Other Destinations / Re: The Black Diamond
 on: Yesterday at 8:29pm 
Started by Mindless_droid | Post by Mindless_droid
I even won two games of Fascination in a row.  Smiley
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4  Wildwoods General Discussion - The Fun Stuff / Nostalgia, Memories & Memorabilia / Re: Sundance Disco, Wildwood Bowl, Living Room Lou
 on: Yesterday at 8:02pm 
Started by wildwood_since_85 | Post by Bob_Mock
Yes ...Many times.The Sundance was a great place. The whole Island was into Disco. There were a lot of clubs and a roller disco on the Boardwalk.The New York Dancers..vs the New Jersey Dancers vs the Philly Dancers was a hot hot competition every night.
I was from Pittsburgh but my partner and I held our own. There was another big club called Club Manhatten that was a real intense Disco also. Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cool
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5  Wildwoods General Discussion - The Fun Stuff / Nostalgia, Memories & Memorabilia / Sundance Disco, Wildwood Bowl, Living Room Lounge
 on: Yesterday at 10:45am 
Started by wildwood_since_85 | Post by wildwood_since_85
Wow this is an awesome find
 
http://www.ebay.com/itm/400791684609?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName =STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
 
Anybody ever frequent the discotheque or lounge?
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6  Wildwoods General Discussion - The Fun Stuff / Events & Activities / Re: 2014 50's Weekend and Beyond
 on: Yesterday at 12:35am 
Started by Bob_Mock | Post by Bob_Mock
Debunker....THanks! That was a very excellent concise report! Cheesy How did the Original Comets do on stage ?
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7  Wildwoods General Discussion - The Fun Stuff / Events & Activities / Re: 2014 50's Weekend and Beyond
 on: Oct 19th, 2014, 8:33pm 
Started by Bob_Mock | Post by Debunker
 Friday saw the unveiling of the 2nd Wildwood Icon" mural (and a big one!)......Bill Haley & the Comets.....on a building at Oak & Pacific Aves. Seemed well-attended though I met many others over the weekend who complained they didn't know about the event.  The two surviving Comets were there. Bowser from Sha-Na-Na was one of the speakers and was excellent.
  Saturday crowd at Fox Park was most people I've seen there for this event. The corresponding car show across the street also had many more on display than usual. Perfect breezy sunny weather certainly helped!  Heard Fri. night dance concert "needed help".  but Sat. night with the genuine groups was better.
  Most of the larger eateries on the boardwalk had closed up for good (despite being strangely open all week until Columbus Day), but the Original Hot Spot, 3 Kohrs, Sam's, Roberts Ave. Macks, Boardwalk Mall were open, plus perhaps 1/3 of the other places.  Daytime only.
  The DooWop Museum was very busy. Dan McElreavey (Pres.) was there all day and there was much conversation on having better spring events to mirror the fall events, and how the attention from the press on Wildwood is ever more increasing. The Doowop tours were usually full. Helping out once again in front were Capt. Schumann, who coined the term "DooWop tour" in 1993 and actually ran a few then, the neon guy who helped found this very website in 1997, and Mr. Hirsch who works in preservation in NYC and helped helm the SCA Preservation conference in Wildwood several years back and whose mother Anita wrote the Wildwood cookbook which has sold more copies than any other Wildwood book. These are the same individuals who were termed "clueless" "squatters" "ill-advised" etc. on this forum a few years ago so I hope some of you people wake up before you try to analyze just what goes on here.  Why don't you volunteer?
  There, there is a slight beyond report on 50's weekend and beyond........
 
   
 
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8  The World Beyond Wildwood - The Curious Stuff / Other Destinations / Re: The Black Diamond
 on: Oct 19th, 2014, 6:12pm 
Started by Mindless_droid | Post by wildwood_since_85
Looks like a nice place. Thats very cool that they have fascination and derby
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9  The World Beyond Wildwood - The Curious Stuff / Other Destinations / Re: The Black Diamond
 on: Oct 19th, 2014, 1:58pm 
Started by Mindless_droid | Post by MMM
I believe the spinning barrel is new.
 
Glad you enjoyed Black Diamond. Smiley
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10  Wildwoods General Discussion - The Fun Stuff / Trip Reports / Re: This is the end..last trip report for maybe ye
 on: Oct 19th, 2014, 1:16pm 
Started by bluesurge | Post by hulk007
Good luck in California, saying goodbye to something is never easy. God willing you will find a way to return sooner than later.
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