Category Archives: Clamfest

TBW: How to successfully do a coup d’état in Highlands


Back in the spring of 2013,  I blogged about how to structure a Coup in Highlands,pitchforks and torches

Then I blogged about “Now its time to put this in ACTION, below are some steps to do to pull this off:”

a) Make sure your Spell Check is On  (CHECK)

b) Get people to sign a petition to change from a Partisan to Non-Partisan Government in Highlands  (CHECK) –

d) When it passes the ballot process in November, a new election for council will happen in May, which can allow for “new” people to run for office regardless of political affiliation. (CHECK)

This is a Pitchfork & Torches moment where in the wise words of Twisted Sister “We’re not going to take it, no we’re not going to take it, we’re not going to take it, any more…”  (CHECK)

I think it was very telling that in the Highlands Survey that went out in 2013, most Highlanders felt they were most satisfied with their neighbors that helped them & most dissatisfied with the current council’s leadership. That stuck with residents 3 years later.

Dear Highlands, Thank you For Structuring a successful coup d’état!  ~ You matter.. 🙂

Blue Moon & Clam Fest Collide


moon over hartshorne woods‘Once in a blue moon’ to describe the rare occurrence of an event or appearance of a person. The ‘Blue Moon’ refers to a fact when we have 13 full moon in a year in place of 12. When the blue moon appears, we have two full moons in a month.

This year it’s July 31st, which is a Friday and also coincides with Clam Fest.

I predict crazy behavior, possible arrests and street flooding.

Mayor thinks Highlands is 85% back together


Quoted from NJ.com article on Clamfest “I think an event like this can help bring a lot of people into town who might not have come by here otherwise,” Mayor Frank Nolan said. “And I think that once they’re here, they’ll be able to see that we’re a good 80 to 85 percent back. They’ll see of all of the things that we have to offer here, such as our great restaurants and the Seastreak Ferry. And hopefully they’ll bring some money back here to either buy a house, open a business or just to see everything the town has to offer.”

Huh??  Has he not walked through town lately? He’s not even back in his house. (As most people on Waterwitch Ave aren’t) Although, that will be good news for anyone looking for parking.

Maybe people will drive through and say “oohh I can buy that dilapidated house for $40k, then apply for a Sandy Home Buyer Assistance grant that would give people, especially first time home buyers an extra $50k towards buying a Sandy damaged home.

Highlands Clamfest 2012 lineup


Thursday Aug 2 6:00 to 11:00 PM. “Family Bracelet Night,” when visitors can enjoy the amusement rides all night with a pay one price bracelet.

7:00-10:00 PM. DJ Johnny will emcee the festival and will be joined by Round the House Band

Friday, August 3rd 6:00 to 11:00 PM Josh Zuckerman Band.

Saturday, August 4th Noon – 11:00 PM

Noon:  Highlands Community Singers

1 :00 – 4:00 PM:  The Kootz Band

4:00 – 7:00 PM:   Sunny Daze

7:00 – 11:00 PM:  The Jonzes

Sunday, August 5th,  noon to 8:00 PM

12:30 – 3:30 PM:  The Steel Rail Blues Band

1:00 PM:  BABY COSTUME CONTEST

3:00 PM:  CLAM-SHUCKING COMPETITION

3:30 PM:  ALL YOU CAN EAT CLAM CONTEST – This is also a 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize contest to the person who can eat the most clams from their bucket in five (5) minutes. (limited to 20 participates)

3:30 – 8:00 PM:  Jody Joseph Band

Participating restaurants include: Bahrs, Chilangos, Clam Hut, Francesco’s, Lusty Lobster, and Windansea

Wine & Sangria Garden: Waterwitch and Bay Avenues
VFW’s beer garden:   in the rear of the post on Central and Bay

Admission:  FREE