New issue, one more month ☀️🌊
Then I head into my 15th year of publishing The Sun, throwing it back and sharing the Shine in the most creative way I know how... right from the heart ❤️ There are endless wonderful Wildwood stories waiting to be told... Share your old photos and stories by emailing thesunbythesea@gmail.com #whereyesterdayandtodaymeetbythesea

Thanks @sunbythesea! Thank you from the Board and the bottom of our hearts to all who supported Wildwood Historic Museum's Fall Open House!
What a great day! So much of the work that goes into the museum is done by hard working dedicated volunteers. They spend countless hours scanning documents, arranging exhibits, rearranging walls and rooms, etc. Thank you to all of our volunteers.
“Help us gather those irreplaceable links with the past and preserve them for generations to come.”
~George Boyer

Watch the Tram Car Please! 🚕🎶🎼🚕 M’Kayla @50sfinds & the one and only Floss Stingel, voice of the Tram Car @wildwoodhistoricalsociety Open House ... stop on by #whereyesterdayandtodaymeetbythesea

In the spirit of Halloween c. 1935 ☀️🎃 👻#whereyesterdayandtodaymeetbythesea
(from the archives, Wildwood Crest’s Philip Baker School Halloween Parade)

The Museum’s favorite slogan used to be “Visit the Wildwood Your Grandma knew” but if you’re older than 25, it’s more appropriate to say “Visit the Wildwood you once knew” 😬 So much has changed in the past 1/4 of a century here... Stop by and reminisce this Saturday 12-3 ... hope to see you there! #whereyesterdayandtodaymeetbythesea

Sun Story Archive ☀️ THE GOLDEN NUGGET by Grace Zambardi.

Quirky. One of a kind. The Wildwood boardwalk. That favorite pizza place, Sam’s or Mack’s (a delicious, never-ending debate), those got-to-play water balloon games, the go to place for the best fudge and salt water taffy. Seashore-styled sundry items, bawdy t-shirts. Endless blocks of food, drink, games and those rides! Not just any rides for this boardwalk. The best in the U.S. High-tech behemoths of metal, steel and speed move you upside down and inside out and sling you into the stratosphere higher and faster every year. But occasionally, a certain song comes along or you catch a hint of a scent from childhood and the magic, fuzzy mirror of yesterday brings to life Our boardwalk the way it was way back when. And my favorite boardwalk memory hands down is of Hunt’s Pier. 
Hunt’s Pier was where it was at.  With the Whacky Shack and the Keystone Kops; the Mexican Hat ride and the Jungleland boat ride; and the Skua and the Log flume all holding court around his royal highness, the Flyer. And if that great wooden coaster was the King of the boards, then hands down the Golden Nugget Mine ride was its queen. From 12noon, till 12midnight, 7 days a week throughout the season, from the 60s onward thru the decades, the Golden Nugget churned out her chills and thrills to the first generation of baby boomers to hand over, (when I was a kid), just 7 little red tickets to the attendant. During the height of hot summer nights, hundreds of riders a day would wait shoulder to shoulder, inching up the corral walkway lined with fiberglass horses and western gear to take a ride. 
The Nugget was built in 1962 by John Allen of the Philadelphia Toboggan Company. Three stories high, with eight cars and a steel track snaking inside, it was a combination dark ride and roller coaster. The best of both worlds with a kitschy Boot Hill meets the Munster’s theme. To a ten year old what could be better! Cowboys and Monsters and explosions and a roller coaster all in one.  Awesome!  Read full story on The Wildwood Sun by the Sea fb page #whereyesterdayandtodaymeetbythesea ☀️🌊📖

Forthcoming story on old Anglesea 11/16/18 Holiday issue🎄 "Build me a home by the sea. . . where the wild wind blows and the birds fly free. . .”
This Island is such a special place, I’ll never tire of writing about it 🌊☀️ Share your Wildwood history with The Sun! Your stories, memories, and photos are the heartbeat of The SUN☀️
#storytelling #whereYesterdayandTodayMeetbytheSea ☀️🌊📰

Sun Story Archive 2014 ☀️
It’s always been said that heaven's a little closer in a home by the sea. And so it has been for most of Maria Shippani’s life, where she has spent long summer days in a lovely seashore cottage built by her dear father. 
In 1952, Bill Shippani, an electrical engineer, along with the help of family members who were masons and carpenters and other trades, set out to construct a dwelling on his little piece of heaven on earth along Surf Ave. in North Wildwood. At the time, there were but a few dunes obstructing his ocean views.  Along with his wife Grace and daughters Maria & Gloria, this was a place where his family's summer memories were made.

Maria, who is the sole owner of the cottage today, keeps her childhood summer straw hats up on the shelves, a collection of vintage fishing gear that she still goes surf fishing with, her bicycle, and a few kind old house cats lounging around to keep her company. Much of the house is still original including the wooden floors, windows, doors, kitchen cabinets, and details such as built in shelves & desks that her father built for her and her sister.  Even a 62 year old blue spruce still stands amid her little maritime forest in the yard.
Now retired from her professional teaching career, Maria gets to spend extended summers at the shore. She treasures her blessings, especially those that bring fond memories of her parents in their happy place on a corner by the sea.

Sun Story Archives, 2014☀️ The Rosenellos Old North Wildwood House 🌊🌊 (swipe)
The big real estate boom that overtook our little island during the turn of the 21st century came without warning. On every street from beach to bay, from Anglesea to Wildwood Crest, beach cottages and motels were coming down and being hauled away and replaced with condos and townhomes at such a rapid speed that it was difficult to keep pace and remember what once stood in its place.
Although many of our old buildings have been razed, never to return again, (if only in a photographic memory,) we like to acknowledge those who refused the way of the wrecking ball and big money, in order to preserve the past. The old Rosenello home is one of them.
Joseph & Mary Rosenello relocated from Levittown, PA. with 7 of their 8 children. Their 9th child, Regina, was born after they moved, while their oldest, Ann, stayed behind, as she was starting a family of her own.
On September 9, 1977 Joe & Mary purchased the old North Wildwood house from Mayhugh Howarth. She was the granddaughter of May and Hugh Clark (thus her name), originally from Scotland, who bought the house in 1911 for Mayhugh’s parents when they were married. Hughie Clark’s Oyster Bar sat next door on the NW corner of 1st & Atlantic.
Mary Rosenello lost track of the first owner’s name or when it was built, but judging from the fact that the lots were layed out in North Wildwood in 1890, and a documented photo of the house taken in 1905, she has determined that her house was built between 1890 & 1905.
Still maintaining its old seashore charm, the house has undergone the normal renovations over the years, such as new siding and windows, and of course, Mary’s new kitchen, (always at the top of every mother’s wish list). The original porch was lost in the storm of ‘62 and a new enclosed porch was rebuilt.
Imagine the many lazy summer afternoons Mayhugh’s mother sat dressed in her summer white dress, rocking her baby, while enjoying the cool summer breezes that blew off of Hereford Inlet across the street. Envision the bustling maritime... FULL STORY ON FACEBOOK PAGE WILDWOOD SUN BY THE SEA #whereyesterdayandtodaymeetbythesea

#tbt ☀️🌊📰 Our first issue hit the streets on April 1st, 2004 and it was no joke! #15years #Wildwoods #original #nostalgic #funinthesun #hotoffthepress #artisteditor #whereyesterdayandtodaymeetbythesea

Video of Natalie reading The Sun is from Saturday, others from today when I spotted 2 ladies sitting on the porch reading The Sun ☀️ Currently I’m working on my Holiday issue due out 11/16/18☀️🎄But I’ve been getting quite a few calls from people looking for the Indian Summer issue... I do really miss seeing it all over town too, but I stopped publishing it last year and have to say that I’m forever grateful to my husband for his advice to me during our last conversation before he passed away. He wanted me to stop working so hard so I could spend more time painting and enjoying life and suggested I cut out the Sept-Oct issue.
He had a gift for wisdom and blessed me in ways that still amaze me to think about ... I was thanking him all summer long!
☀️🏄‍♀️🐚🌊⛱👙👣💖🙏🏼🎶🧜🏼‍♀️ 🎨

From @sunbythesea : #tbt 1916 the first #Wildwoodwarriors
These beautiful young people were the first graduating class of Wildwood High. There are only 9 graduates identified... Joy Bright, Cora Butterfield, Edwin Chambers, Jessie Eldredge, Alice Hendee, Edith Mounts, Thomas Russel, Mildred Schellinger, Warren Yenny, Marguerite Colman
They are all gone now, but through this photo that hangs in the @wildwoodhistoricalsociety they can still give us messages with their eyes, they can still touch our hearts with their looks, and we can imagine their stories of growing up on this barrier island that was mostly a wild forest back then... 👩🏼‍🎓♥️👨🏻‍🎓 #whereyesterdayandtodaymeetbythesea

#tbt 2016 to an awesome night on the boardwalk when I rode the Flitzer and the Kangaroos with my great niece Paige and the sky turned all pink and purple 🙌🏼🎢💖🎠 {swipe} #farewellFlitzer #paigeagram #moreyspiers #wildwood365 #whereyesterdayandtodaymeetbythesea

#tbt 1916 the first #Wildwoodwarriors
These beautiful young people were the first graduating class of Wildwood High. There are only 9 graduates identified... Joy Bright, Cora Butterfield, Edwin Chambers, Jessie Eldredge, Alice Hendee, Edith Mounts, Thomas Russel, Mildred Schellinger, Warren Yenny, Marguerite Colman
They are all gone now, but through this photo that hangs in the @wildwoodhistoricalsociety they can still give us messages with their eyes, they can still touch our hearts with their looks, and we can imagine their stories of growing up on this barrier island that was mostly a wild forest back then... 👩🏼‍🎓♥️👨🏻‍🎓 #whereyesterdayandtodaymeetbythesea

"...because no one could ever write truthfully about the sea and leave out the poetry." 🌊🐚♥️🕊 ~ Rachel Carlson
For generations, poets have traveled the seashore and have become inspired by the excitement, mystery and serenity of the sea.  Here at The Sun, we love to honor those who have turned the waves, the salt air, and the seashore Into beautiful words
#whereyesterdayandtodaymeetbythesea Send submissions to thesunbythesea@Gmail.com

Sun Story Archive ☀️ 2011
“She Met Her True Love at the Fish Factory” by Scott Jett
The Cravens had been in the Wildwoods since the early 1900’s, the Jetts didn’t arrive until 1953, when Haynie Products of Reedville, VA purchased the old Fish Factory on Route 47 (now the site of the MUA plant) and sent my grandfather, J. Frank Jett, to oversee operations.
He and my grandmother Annette had a home built at 107 E. Atlanta Ave. in Wildwood Crest. My mother, Cheronne Craven and her family lived at 104 W. 17th Ave. in North Wildwood.
The paths of the Jetts and Cravens crossed at the fish factory on a cold day in March 1955. My mother had gotten a job there as a secretary after graduating from Wildwood High in 1954. My father, William F. Jett, had come to work there after graduating from Northumberland High in Virginia. My mother says it was love at first sight; she went home that day after work and told her mother that she had seen the man that she would marry, even though she had to admit that she did not know his name yet. They were married on December 15, 1956.
Dad joined the North Wildwood Police Dept. in 1960. My parents bought the house at 208 E. 14th Ave. in 1967, where I spent the rest of my childhood. Mom and Dad were active at church and in the Boy Scouts. Dad always had a second job, working in construction for Ernie Troiano, Sr. He was also a volunteer fireman....
Our lives took a tragic turn on December 11, 1974 when Dad was killed in a deer hunting accident. True to form, Mom told us that it was an accident and that we should forgive the man who did it and never hold a grudge. She later met with the man personally and has always told me that she had no hard feelings towards him - it was an accident, pure and simple.
When Dad was alive we were always camping or fishing or playing baseball or doing something outdoors. We spent
long weekends at Gettysburg and Lancaster and all parts of Virginia, usually stopping on the way home to see my grandparents, who had gone back after the fish factory in New Jersey had run its course... ( full story posted on Facebook page Wildwood Sun by the sea ☀️🌊❤️ #whereyesterdayandtodaymeetbythesea

“My ❤️ belongs to Wildwood“
We created this cover photo of Tim & Lauren for our Ocean City Sun back in 2013... I love it so much... we had so much fun shooting it that I’m planning a new version and have the perfect Wildwood family picked out, ready to prop up in full Shoobie attire for next season’s first cover ⛱☀️👙👟👕🕶👛🐳🏖🎡 #Funinthesun #originalvintagemagazine #throwingitbackfor15years #whereyesterdayandtodaymeetbythesea #Shoobiesdontgo

☀️ #tbt memories... A Summer to Remember September issue of The Sun by the Sea, 2012 🚙🌾💛 #whereyesterdayandtodaymeetbythesea

~Sun Story Archive, “Somewhere in September”
The months of the year appear to unravel differently at the shore than from just about everyplace else. They tumble out onto the sand like a child’s torn apart coloring book.  Each picture precious in own loveliness.  A gray day in somber November seems to defy impending winter by whispering in your ear ‘The snow will never come’! Later, there are those few surreal hours on a hidden December afternoon on an empty boardwalk when an anemic sun tries to pretend that its magically become July.  While in middle March even the most naïve among us knows the drill, when the thermometer tips the scales at 75, that it’s nothing but madness to remove a raincoat for a cabana wrap.  Everyone has his or her favorites.  May and June at the shore for a springtime retreat.  July and August for all out fun.  As for me, I love them all, but it’s a sun splashed summer’s day at the beach with the worn, low rider chair, sea gull stained umbrella and towel and half empty suntan lotion bottle buried along with your toes deep inside September.  That’s what I’m talking about!  #whereyesterdayandtodaymeetbythesea By Grace Zambardi

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