Margate Small Business Weekend 2017 Winter Spectacular

The holiday season is upon us. Office parties, Christmas parties, and family gatherings all ramp up this time of year. Gifts will most definitely be exchanged at some point. Support our local economy and get a jump on your holiday shopping. Come to the Margate Small Business Weekend 2017 winter spectacular Thanksgiving weekend.

Take advantage of some great deals and photo-ops with Santa and Frosty during the Margate Small Business Weekend 2017 Winter Spectacular.

What: Margate Small Business Weekend 2017
Where: Downtown Margate
When: November 24th to 26th
Contact: Margate Business Association (609) 822-1129

Margate Small Business Weekend 2017

Search homes for sale at the Jersey ShoreThanksgiving Day’s less than a week away. Once you’ve recovered from your turkey hangover, grab your wallet and your shopping list. Then, head to the heart of Margate City for the Margate Small Business Weekend 2017 winter spectacular.

‘Tis the season of giving. But it’s also the season of receiving. Santa’s coming to town on a firetruck on Friday. Grab a photo with him and Frosty the Snowman at Bocca Bistro. Kids receive a free slice of pizza and cup of soda afterward. Fun fact: Santa’s fluent in American Sign Language. Then, there are trolley rides, live music, carolers, kids crafts, and a free screening of “The Polar Express”. On Sunday, come watch the lighting of the Christmas tree and raising of the menorah at Margate Library Park at 5 pm. So much to do! For a full schedule of events, please visit the Margate Business Association’s website here.

Passport to Savings

During Margate Small Business Weekend 2017, all guests are encouraged to grab a Margate Passport. Visit participating shops, take advantage of their specials, and receive a stamp on your passport. Once you’ve collected 10 stamps, take your passport to Bocca Bistro for a free kid’s pizza. Passports will be available at all of these participating businesses.

Avoid the last minute rush this year. Start your holiday shopping the day after Thanksgiving. Instead of battling the crowds at a Black Friday event, support our local shops. Make Margate Small Business Weekend 2017 your destination of choice for holiday shopping this year.

Sherri Lilienfeld, Helping You Live Your Jersey Shore Dream

Margate Dunes Drainage Installation Could Continue Into Summer 2018

Earlier this year, City officials announced their acquiescence for construction of the Margate Dunes Project amid mounting legal fees to fight it. Then, Absecon Island excavation and extensive rainfall created a huge ponding issue at the beginning of summer. Public safety concerns put the project on hold temporarily. Judge Marie Bumb lifted the hold a week later, with restrictions.  Now, it appears that the Margate Dunes drainage installation could continue into the summer of 2018.

The Army Corps of Engineers recently announced that the Margate Dunes drainage installation could continue into the summer of 2018.

Margate Dunes Drainage Installation

Search homes for sale at the Jersey ShoreOne of the concerns Margate residents and officials raised was access to beaches during the busy summer season. The ponding issue made beach access extremely difficult and unsafe, forcing closures at multiple locations. When you live in a beach community that relies on summer tourism dollars to fill City coffers, this can be damaging.

The Army Corps of Engineering’s solution to preventing future ponding issues involves installing five separate outfall pipes along the shoreline as well as one main pipe along the bulkhead. The outfall pipes guide stormwater runoff directly to the ocean instead of allowing it to puddle and stagnate at the end of city streets.  Margate Dunes drainage will be covered by the dunes and berms set up throughout the project.

Margate Dunes Drainage Delays

Originally, the entire Margate Dunes Project envisaged a completion date of September 2017. Now, they say it may end up taking until the end of 2018 to complete. Why the delays? First, the ponding issues created a slight delay. Now, a harsh hurricane season took its toll on construction materials. Many of the same materials needed for the Margate Dunes drainage project been diverted to recovery efforts in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. Work on the outfall pipes may not start until January. Then, they estimate that it might take an entire year to complete.

Updated Margate Dunes Drainage Timeline

Currently, work at the Point should be completed by the end of the year. After that, installation of the outfall pipes begins. They expect three of the five pipes to be installed by May 2018. These represent the largest flooding areas. The final two pipe locations sit near the Margate Pier. Also, minimized construction areas allow for less impact on beach access. However, engineers cannot guarantee a definitive end date at this time.

How do you feel about the updated Margate Dunes drainage installation? Please let me know in the comments below.

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2017 Atlantic City Halloween Parade

This year, Halloween falls on a weekday. But why should it be celebrated on just the one day? Instead, show off your costumes early by participating in the 2017 Atlantic City Halloween Parade the weekend before.

What: 2017 Atlantic City Halloween Parade
Where: On the Boardwalk at New Jersey Ave (by the Showboat)
When: Saturday, October 28th, 2 pm (judging), 3 pm (parade begins)
Admission: FREE
Contact: Atlantic City Rotary Club (609) 703-9000

Want to show off your Halloween costume early this year? Then show up wearing it outside the Showboat on Oct 28th & you can be in the 2017 Atlantic City Halloween Parade!

2017 Atlantic City Halloween Parade

Search homes for sale at the Jersey ShoreThe Atlantic City Rotary Club performs philanthropic work for the Jersey Shore community all year long. For something a little different and a lot of fun, they decided to put together the 2017 Atlantic City Halloween Parade. Beginning at 3 pm, watch as floats, local drill teams, cars, and costumed participants wind their way down the historic Atlantic City Boardwalk.

Since fall weather can be unpredictable, there’s a contingency plan in case of rain. Currently, the weatherman predicts possible showers on and off throughout the afternoon of the 28th. We all know how that can change, though. If rain does occur, the parade then takes place on the 29th. Check the weather report ahead of time and make sure you dress appropriately.

How to Participate in the 2017 Atlantic City Halloween Parade

The deadline to enter vehicles and floats into the parade has already passed. However, simply show up in costume on the 28th and you’ll automatically be allowed to walk in the parade. Line-up and judging start promptly at 2 pm outside the Showboat. Prizes will be awarded for best costume.

Dress up in your favorite costumes and head out to the Boardwalk on Saturday, October 28th. The Halloween fun starts early this year. All ages welcome.

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