Sunrise Surprise

Sunrise Surprise

Jessica and Skyler Fox got engaged in Bradley Beach at sunrise in August of 2013. They spend time at her parents’ shore house in Bradley Beach each summer. On that particular weekend, they were there along with her parents, brother, sister-in-law, and niece....
Athanasia & James

Athanasia & James

Lampros and Vasaliki Scaltsas, maternal grandparents of Bradley Beach native Eileen Shissias, operated the Fourth Avenue Pavilion, a boardwalk restaurant on Ocean and Fourth. Since they had a lovely young daughter, a cousin told them about eligible twin bachelors who...
Beverly & Leonard

Beverly & Leonard

My husband, Leonard Riley, was born on Newark Avenue and raised in Bradley Beach. He really loved his hometown and never lived anywhere else. Leonard was a real “people” person. A builder, sheet metal worker, and career policeman, he was a graduate of the FBI Academy...
Bill Blumenau

Bill Blumenau

I saw Bill Blumenau over the fence. I saw him on the beach the next day. I had made such an impression that he thought he was picking me up. He had his own band at the LaReine Hotel and I was babysitting for the summer for Shirley and Sandy Gutentag. They had rented...
Charles & Emma

Charles & Emma

Charles and Emma Warwick lived at 405 Main Street. They owned and operated a grocery store at the corner of Fifth and Main from the beginning of the 20th century until the late 1930s.
David & Karen Share Their Love Story

David & Karen Share Their Love Story

We met at Bradley Beach in the summer of ’83. We were both part of a large group of people who rented a house each year, and then scheduled weekends based on how many “shares” one bought: a full share was every weekend, a half share gave one half the weekends, etc....

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