2005-05-27 / Community

Benepe Opens Beach With A Blast


The sun hid during most of the ceremony, but bright smiles added some cheer. From l to r: Community Affairs Officer Peter Griffith, Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Joanie Omeste, Community Affairs Officer Louis Brust and JoAnn Shapiro, representing Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer.
The sun hid during most of the ceremony, but bright smiles added some cheer. From l to r: Community Affairs Officer Peter Griffith, Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Joanie Omeste, Community Affairs Officer Louis Brust and JoAnn Shapiro, representing Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer. Adrian Benepe, Department of Parks and Recreation Commissioner, signaled the start of the beach season earlier this week by blasting an air horn, which set in motion an assortment of maintenance vehicles on the beach.
Adrian Benepe, Department of Parks and Recreation Commissioner, signaled the start of the beach season earlier this week by blasting an air horn, which set in motion an assortment of maintenance vehicles on the beach. Parks Borough Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski shows kids that while Benepe can Bop, she can do the Swim.
Parks Borough Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski shows kids that while Benepe can Bop, she can do the Swim. City Councilman Joseph Addabbo Jr. wore a blue Hawaiian lei for the annual opener; Jonathan Gaska, Community Board 14 District Manager sported a lei and a pair of stylish shades.
City Councilman Joseph Addabbo Jr. wore a blue Hawaiian lei for the annual opener; Jonathan Gaska, Community Board 14 District Manager sported a lei and a pair of stylish shades. Benepe waves to a fleet of Parks’ vehicles as children from the Sorrentino Recreation Center Afterschool Program and the Breininger Playschool watch them at work.
Benepe waves to a fleet of Parks’ vehicles as children from the Sorrentino Recreation Center Afterschool Program and the Breininger Playschool watch them at work. Children from the Breininger Playschool enjoy a complimentary lunch of “salt water dogs,” a boardwalk concession staple. 
Children from the Breininger Playschool enjoy a complimentary lunch of “salt water dogs,” a boardwalk concession staple.

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