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Do You Love Me? posted on November 29, 2017
You broke my heart
'Cause I couldn't dance
You didn't even want me around
And now I'm back, to let you know
I can really shake 'em down

Do you love (I can really move)
Do you love (I'm in the groove)
Ah do you love (do you love me)
Now that I can dance (dance)

Watch me now, oh (work, work)
Ah, work it all baby (work, work)
Well, you're drivin' me crazy (work, work)
With a little bit of soul now (work)

I can mash-potatoe (I can mash-potatoe)
And I can do the twist (I can do the twist)
Now tell me baby (tell me baby)
Mmm, do you like it like this (do you like it like this)
Tell me (tell me)
Tell me

Do you love me (Do you love me)
Now, do you love me (Do you love me)
Now, do you love me (Do you love me)
Now that I can dance (dance)

Watch me now, oh (work, work)
Ah, shake it up, shake it (work, work)
Ah, shake 'em, shake 'em down (work, work)
Ah, little bit of soul now (work)

(work, work)
Ah, shake it, shake it (work, work)
Ah, you're driving me crazy (work, work)
Ah, don't get lazy (work)
I can mash-potatoe (I can mash-potatoe)
And I can do the twist (I can do the twist)
Well now tell me baby (tell me baby)
Mmm, do you like it like this (do you like it like this)
Tell me (tell me)
Tell me

Do you love me (Do you love me)
Now, do you love me (Do you love me)
Now, do you love me (Do you love me)
(Now, now, now)

(work, work)
Ah, I'm working hard baby (work, work)
Well, you're driving me crazy (work, work)
And don't you get lazy (work)

(work, work)
Ah, hey hey baby (work, work)
Well, you're driving me crazy (work, work)
And don't you get lazy (work)
Answers: 1 Last Answer Submitted: November 29, 2017 17:39:46

I Want Candy! posted on November 28, 2017
I know a guy who's tough but sweet, he's so fine, he can't be beat
He's got everything that I desire, sets the summer sun on fire
I want candy, I want candy
Go to see him when the sun goes down, ain't no finer boy in town
You're my guy, you walked up to water, so sweet, you make my mouth water
I want candy, I want candy - yeah
Candy on the beach, there's nothing better
But I like candy when it's wet dance weather
Some day soon I'll make you mine, then I'll have candy all the time
I want candy, I want candy
I want candy, I want candy
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
Answers: 0

Help! posted on November 25, 2017
[Intro: John Lennon]
(Help!) I need somebody
(Help!) Not just anybody
(Help!) You know I need someone
(Help!)

[Verse 1: John Lennon]
When I was younger so much younger than today
I never needed anybody's help in any way
But now these days are gone, I'm not so self assured
Now I find I've changed my mind and opened up the doors

[Chorus: John Lennon]
Help me if you can, I'm feeling down
And I do appreciate you being 'round
Help me get my feet back on the ground
Won't you please, please help me?

[Verse 2: John Lennon]
And now my life has changed in oh so many ways
My independence seems to vanish in the haze
But every now and then I feel so insecure
I know that I just need you like I've never done before

[Chorus: John Lennon]
Help me if you can, I'm feeling down
And I do appreciate you being 'round
Help me get my feet back on the ground
Won't you please, please help me?

[Verse 3: John Lennon]
When I was younger, so much younger than today
I never needed anybody's help in any way
But now these days are gone, I'm not so self assured
Now I find I've changed my mind and opened up the doors

[Chorus: John Lennon]
Help me if you can, I'm feeling down
And I do appreciate you being 'round
Help me get my feet back on the ground
Won't you please, please help me?
Help me? Help me? Ooh
Answers: 0

disgusting slime ball posted on November 7, 2017
trump may fill me with disgust, but im even more disgusted by his supporters. what a bunch of morons.
Answers: 0

Sledgehammer! posted on November 3, 2017
[Bass: Tony Levin]

[Intro: Peter Gabriel]
Hey hey you
Tell me how have you been?

[Verse 1: Peter Gabriel]
You could have a steam train
If you just lay down your tracks
You could have an aeroplane flying
If you bring your blue sky back
All you do is call me
I'll be anything you need
You could have a big dipper
Going up and down, all around the bends
You could have a bumper car, bumping
This amusement never ends

[Chorus: Peter Gabriel]
I wanna be your sledgehammer
Why don't you call my name?
Oh, let me be your sledgehammer
This will be my testimony

[Verse 2: Peter Gabriel]
Show me 'round your fruit cage
'Cause I will be your honey bee
Open up your fruit cage
Where the fruit is as sweet as can be

[Chorus: Peter Gabriel]
I wanna be your sledgehammer
Why don't you call my name?
You'd better call the sledgehammer
Put your mind at rest
I'm going to be the sledgehammer
This can be my testimony
I'm your sledgehammer
Let there be no doubt about it

Sledge sledge sledgehammer

[Outro: Peter Gabriel]
I get it right
I kicked the habit
Shed my skin
This is the new stuff
I go dancing in (We can go dancing in)
Oh, won't you show for me?
And I will show for you
Show for me, I will show for you
Yea, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, I do mean you
Only you
You been coming through
Gonna build that power
Build, build up that power, hey
I've been feeding the rhythm
I've been feeding the rhythm
Going to feel that power, build in you
Come on, come on, help me do
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, you
I've been feeding the rhythm
I've been feeding the rhythm
It's what we're doing, doing
All day and night
Answers: 1 Last Answer Submitted: November 4, 2017 09:05:09

King Nothing posted on March 30, 2017
Wish I may, wish I might
Have this I wish tonight
Are you satisfied?
Dig for gold, dig for fame
You dig to make your name
Are you pacified?

All the wants you waste
All the things you’ve chased

Then it all crashes down
And you break your crown
And you point your finger
But there’s no one around
Just want one thing
Just to play the king
But the castle’s crumbled
And you’re left with just a name

Where’s your crown,
King Nothing?
Where’s your crown?

Hot and cold, bought and sold
A heart as hard as gold
Are you satisfied?
Wish I might, wish I may
You wish your life away
Are you pacified?

All the wants you waste
All the things you’ve chased

Then it all crashes down
And you break your crown
And you point your finger
But there’s no one around
Just want one thing
Just to play the king
But the castle’s crumbled
And you’re left with just a name
Where’s your crown, King Nothing?
Where’s your crown?

I wish I may, I wish I might
Have this wish I wish tonight
I want that star, I want it now
I want it all and I don’t care how

Careful what you wish
Careful what you say
Careful what you wish, you may regret it
Careful what you wish, you just might get it

Then it all crashes down
And you break your crown
And you point your finger
But there’s no one around
Just want one thing
Just to play the king
But the castle’s crumbled
And you’re left with just a name

Where’s your crown, King Nothing?

Nothing

You’re just nothing
Where’s your crown, King Nothing?
You’re just nothing
Absolutely nothing

Off to never-never land
Answers: 0

honky tonk posted on March 3, 2017
Am I the only one that noticed a shift in clientele last summer? There was a more pronounced presence of a "tacky"element, with loud talking and cheap snack wrappers strewn about the beach. How can we expect to reclaim our tony reputation if certain groups are buying an renting homes here. Lets reduce the honky tonk feel of bay village and bring back a more elite population. Can we ban pick up trucks?
Answers: 1 Last Answer Submitted: March 7, 2017 21:17:28

Memeorial day weekend posted on February 27, 2017
My family is coming to LBI for meorial day weekend. What can we do with kids? Is Fantasy Island an amusement park for families or an "adult" facility? Do most women wear modest bathing suits or are thongs ok?
Answers: 3 Last Answer Submitted: May 31, 2017 13:32:06

Walking over dunes for elderly/handicapped people posted on October 1, 2015
Is there any ease of access for elderly/handicapped to walk over the recently heightened dunes at Beach Haven?
Answers: 0

noise posted on September 1, 2015
What are the early morning noise restrictions re work, trucking ...?
Answers: 1 Last Answer Submitted: September 4, 2015 06:07:25

House raising posted on June 2, 2015
If a house is raised and gains more livable space will the homeowner be reassessed on their taxes to reflect the added space?
Answers: 2 Last Answer Submitted: June 3, 2015 18:00:20

Deck Remodeling posted on April 16, 2015
I am interested in redoing my deck with composite decking and PVC railings. Any ideas for a contractor? The house is on the south end of the Island.
Thanks
Answers: 1 Last Answer Submitted: May 3, 2015 20:47:49

Noreaster Aiming Right at Island - Blizzard of 201 posted on January 26, 2015
Folks, get ready down there. Blizzard warnings up for Ocean & Monmouth Counties!! Too bad Acme or Dollar General isn't open yet. Was Murphys crowded? Good luck my friends!
Answers: 8 Last Answer Submitted: February 5, 2015 17:14:56

Flooding last night on Long Beach Island, NJ posted on August 13, 2014
I heard 7.25 inches were reported form the rain yesterday afternoon & evening in Manahawkin. How bad on LBI? Worse than a week ago the morning of August 2, 2014 I assume when I recorded over 3 inches of rain??
Answers: 4 Last Answer Submitted: August 26, 2014 19:50:52

Can we be forced to take down trees on property li posted on August 7, 2014
As a result of Hurricane Sandy, a new mini-mansion is going up behind our home. We get a note in our mailbox from people buying it - they would like our cooperation in having the trees removed at our property line so they can put up a fence. These are tall trees - one is a holly tree, the other is some sort of berry tree. They give privacy & I thought it was great having them there with this new house going up above us so people wouldn't see in our bedroom.

Can these people force us to take them down if they're on the property line? The berry tree might be & its branches extend onto their property quite a bit. But we believe the holly tree is on our property.

And if they can force these trees to be taken down, do we have to pay for it? That seems to add insult to injury - make us take down trees we don't want to take down & then make us pay for it.

Who can we go to for advice on this? Is there anyone at the town offices (Beach Haven) that could tell us what the rules are without retaining a lawyer. I'd just like to know what we can & can't do. But this storm really has been the gift that keeps on giving.

Thanks for your help.
Answers: 3 Last Answer Submitted: August 8, 2014 16:52:58

What are people actually paying to raise a house? posted on April 22, 2014
We live in Beach Haven & driving along the island I see so much construction, either people raising their homes or people razing their homes & rebuilding from scratch.

Has anyone spoken with any of the house raisers regarding what they're paying to do so? I found an old thread that had some published rates for the process:

"Quoted prices for house raising were $13 to $14 per foot of height, per square foot of the 1st floor of the house. This is when the house is raised from 0 to 6 feet, it is more if it has to be raised higher. Chimney involved? It could be $5,000 more"

According to that, if a house with a 1000 sq ft foundation were to be raised the cost should be about $60,000 (I'm assuming cinder blocks, not pilings here). One of my neighbors has been quoted over $100K to raise her house.

I am astounded that so many people can afford this amount of money. We are not raising although we're under the BFE of 9 which BH requires us to use. That's just a heck of a lot of money to have to put out for the process & I don't know how so many people are affording it.

I wondered what anyone else had heard in speaking with homeowners.

Thanks.
Answers: 15 Last Answer Submitted: November 28, 2017 23:20:15

Did you get an additional tax assessment? posted on October 17, 2013
My next door neighbor emailed me tonight & said they got an additional assessment from the tax department in today's mail. The note in with the bill said:

"Added assessments are mostly due to work being done on your home or building a new home"

They did not do any new work, they just repaired what was damaged by the hurricane. Has anyone else received this bill or spoken with anyone else who has received one? Thanks.
Answers: 13 Last Answer Submitted: October 29, 2013 10:45:59

Engineered flood vents posted on October 14, 2013
I've had a hard time getting any information about how my home's elevation will be determined. I have a elevation certificate that says my crawl space is around 4 feet & my first floor is 7+ feet. According to what I've read, if you do not have engineered flood vents no more than one foot above ground level of your home, the flood insurance company will use the base of your crawl space as your home's elevation level. I have flood vents that are more than a foot below ground level though.

My home did not flood inside, we missed it by one inch. Our property got 33 inches of water. Still, according to what I've heard, I'm in trouble flood insurance wise if they go by the elevation level of my crawl space floor rather than my first floor elevation.

I am in Beach Haven. Although our BFE is now 8, my neighbor was told by the construction dept. that they want homes to use the 9 ft. BFE, they're not accepting the 8 ft. level.

My insurance company has no clue - I've spoken with them. And they apparently don't have a copy of my Elevation Certificate, neither does my insurance company, Selective. I am not furnishing this one to them as I fear it will only hurt us costwise.

Last flood insurance renewal was March 1st & cost $1900 for $250K on house with $5K deductible, $50K on contents with $5K deductible.

Has anyone heard of this "engineered flood vent" issue? If this would mean my home would be cheaper to insure, I'd look into having them installed although it would mean trusting someone to cut into our cinderblock foundation to create them. We do not really want to raise the house - we didn't get flooded during Sandy & I'd like to be optimistic & think a storm of this magnitude won't happen again soon.

House is our primary home but we did not get any of the funding out there for raising a house. It would all be on us & I'm not in any rush to do this if we could keep affordable flood rates by installing vents.

Sorry this is so long - this whole flood insurance situation has my head spinning since it's so difficult to get information from any source. Thanks.
Answers: 46 Last Answer Submitted: November 20, 2017 23:24:53

Elevation Certificates posted on October 9, 2013
I was told by my insurance company that I need an elevation certificate for flood insurance. Does anyone know how to obtain one and how much they cost?
Answers: 3 Last Answer Submitted: October 10, 2013 16:10:50

OFFICIAL "BFE" numbers released!! posted on June 9, 2013
FEMA has JUST released the new official "BASE Flood Elevation"
numbers, replacing the "Advisory" numbers!! (Link inside.)
Answers: 8 Last Answer Submitted: June 15, 2013 19:54:58

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