Archive for the ‘Sun by the Sea Blog’ Category

A New Season of The SUN!

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” ~Theo Roosevelt

Summer Withdrawal!

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Winter started before it was officially winter this year… it’s getting quite old!

S T O R Y T E L L I N G 2 0 1 1

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

As we begin a new season of publishing, The Sun by-the-sea continues its dedication to inspiring readers through the art of storytelling. We encourage you to share your Wildwood stories and memories, as well as your old photos with our readers.  Email:

Walking the Wall

Monday, May 11th, 2009

fog-fishing.jpgWe have the most beautiful shoreline here in North Wildwood.

I took my camera with me the other morning on my walk and tried to capture the beauty… the photos are beautiful but fail to emit the wonderful salty aroma, the quiet serenity, and the history and nostalgia that I feel when I’m on that wall…

as the light on Hereford Lighthouse turned around to shine on the foggy sea I thought of the years gone by when that inlet was bustling with activity… there were 100s of fishing boats docked there at one time before the inlet was dredged in 1953… and before that, there were many schooners that passed by the inlet… it was so dangerous, there were many shipwrecks right there over the years, Steve Murray (from the lighthouse) wrote a book about them, that is why the lighthouse was built there in 1874.

Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.



The Sun will be shining in a Few More Days!

Monday, May 11th, 2009

In a few more days the new SUN will be hot off the press!!

In a few more days my SON will be home for the summer!!!!!!!!!!

Yesterday my husband & I took our moms and my dad out for a delightful brunch at Sandbarrens and although it was special to spend the day with my own mother who is to me the greatest woman in the world, I was missing my son.

As I was in the buffet line I felt a hand on my shoulder and turned around and saw my son’s beautiful face … wow. What a surprise! words cannot explain the joy I felt at that moment! It was almost the same feeling I got when I saw his beautiful face for the first time when he was born.. I know every mom thinks her child is the most beautiful, but my son really is! :)

just the same…. words cannot explain the joy and satisfaction that comes with being a mother and watching her child grow up and learn to walk in truth and righteousness and integrity… I am truly truly blessed!

I love this quote:

You don’t really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around – and why his parents will always wave back. ~William D. Tammeus

I Love this picture of my son on one of his homecomings…. I am going to be so happy not to have to say good bye to him again for a while!


One more day!

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

The delivery is tomorrow… I know people are very hungry for it by the calls and emails coming in but for me the anticipation is just as great! I’ve been creating this issue all winter long. What I get most excited about are the people who are in it… the ones who will see their photo (especially the yearbook photos!) or the ones who will read their story or their family’s story. For this issue it’s 2 special people: Dave DelConte and Bobi Watson. I know they’re both going to cry when they see their stories!

This is me on our second delivery. Tomorrow’s is the 28th! I find it hard to believe!


Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.  ~W.T. Purkiser

Morning Coffee

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Morning coffee and snow covered trees!

The cardinal has returned! I saw 3 on the island since last week!


“Our house, is a very, very, very fine house… with 2 dogs in the yard. . .”



Thursday, February 26th, 2009


we made it!! now there’s a little hiatus before Delivery in one week!


I love the whooshing sounds of deadlines!

Coming Soon!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

I am humbled by the number of requests every day… “When is The SUN COMING OUT?”

This morning, a little email came through simply saying… “I can’t wait for March 5th.” :)

Everyone’s jonsing for it! I have been putting this issue together all winter long and from this end, I am ready to wrap it up! Just getting ready to send my files to press. The delivery truck will be hauling a huge shipment of Sun by-the-seas onto our island next Thursday morning. . . March 5th!

I shouldn’t do this and ruin a surprise…. but here is another one from that fabulous bathing beauties photo shoot that my son did! He’s an amazing photographer that Rob!


“Your kind words are like wind beneath my sails.”

It’s a Beautiful Day!

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

Such a beautiful Sabbath day morning.

I had to get to the beach! After weeks of sub freezing temperatures, 40° feels balmy!

Arthur & Lettie thought so too! They were suffering from a bad case of cabin fever!


The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.”

~Psalm 19:1




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