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2016 45th JONES BEACH BUMS REUNION!

Saturday, July 30th

Great turnout!
Over 400 pictures taken

click here for some pictures

The Winter Party!

Saturday, March 5th

7:00 PM

2015 JONES BEACH BUMS REUNION!

Saturday, July 25th

It was a beautiful day and a great turnout!
CLICK HERE TO SEE PICS

Support Joanne's daughter
who has a starring role in a great
local play!

CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE DETAILS
(including pictures!)

EXCITING NEWS

A video from
THE SUMMER OF 1971!!!


CLICK HERE TO VIEW


The Jones Beach Bums
2014 REUNION



TO SEE PICTURES
CLICK HERE

Jeff backstage with Joe
after Joe's concert in Westbury

Joe back on his home turf!

Our Winter Party
Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 7pm

Pictures

Saturday, August 3, 2013

The Jones Beach Bums 42nd Annual Reunion

see pictures here

New-Old Pictures!
discovered in an attic in Plainview

CLICK HERE
to see additional pics from 1972

Jones Beach Rescue
Hosts Photo Contest and
End of Summer Party Fundraiser

Fundraiser to raise money to restore Jones Beach Central Mall Mosaics

Do you love Jones Beach? Why not show your fellow Long Islanders the world at Jones Beach through your eyes? Jones Beach Rescue, a newly formed volunteer organization, is sponsoring a digital photo contest and an End of the Summer Party Fundraiser Sunday, September 25.

World @ Jones Beach: A Mosaic of Summer photo contest will capture the Summer of 2011 at Jones Beach through a symbolic montage of photos. It's a visual "day in the life" of Jones Beach from sunrise to beyond sunset. Jones Beach Rescue wants you to snap your favorite scene this summer whether you enjoy the spectacular sand and surf, the famous boardwalk, the many recreational activities or the beautiful park. Photo contest details are posted on Jones Beach Rescue's website. Winning photos will be highlighted on the website. Deadline for submissions is Monday, September 12.

CLICK HERE for more details...

We had our 40th Reunion!

CLICK HERE to see more pictures

Just a few of those who came to the beach reunion



And another article was published in Newsday about our reunion!



Very sad news.

Our beloved Bobby Vanderhall passed away on Wednesday, June 9, 2010.
He had routine surgery, came out of it fine, and then suddenly he was gone.

The funeral is on Sunday, June 13 at:

Carl Burnett Funeral Home
456 South Franklin Street
Hempstead, NY 11550-7348
(800) 540-9941
CLICK HERE to get directions
1:30-4:30 viewing
5:30-6:30 another viewing
6:30 Service


Burial will be on Monday, June 14 at:

Greenfield Cemetery
Uniondale, New York 11553
(516) 483-6500
CLICK HERE to get directions

CLICK HERE

...to read an article about our old pal Scott Berkowitz.
The article was printed in MONEY Magazine September 2007


"JONES BEACH BOYS"


Ron Colby's award-winning documentary entitled " Jones Beach Boys"
can be ordered from www.artistsconfederacy.com

CLICK HERE
for more info...


Note from Shari:
Ron sent me a copy to evaluate, and I thoroughly enjoyed it!








Very, very sad news.

Ronnie Lancaster
soul mate and husband of Joanne (Isaacs) Lancaster, devoted father of Michelle and Jennifer, loving grandfather of three, beloved brother of Paul, one of the Jones Beach Bums founders and also one of the most popular members due to his dazzling good looks, charm and generous spirit...
passed away on Wednesday, March 4th, 2009.

In addition to his loving and adoring wife, his beloved brothers, his mother, many other close relatives and a tremendous amount of close friends, Ronnie leaves behind Jennifer, a 9-year-old daughter. And we, the Jones Beach Bums, have decided to create a fund to help her.

UPDATE ON "JENNY'S FUND":

In order to get a NY 529 College Savings program started,
$1,000 needs to be raised.

NEWS FLASH: the minimum has been raised!
NOW Jenny can get the benefits of having a NY 529 College Savings program! Thanks to all who helped reach this milestone towards her college fund!

TO ALL WHO HAVEN'T YET AND STILL WISH TO HELP —
For now, continue to send checks directly to Joanne's address listed on the directory (in Jenny's name). When the fund is established, the new address will be posted
If you don't remember the password for the directory, contact:
shari@jonesbeachbums.com

PLEASE NOTE:
Our annual reunion date is the same and we will meet
at the beach from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

THEN, starting at 3:00 PM on 7/25/09
there will be a fundraiser for "Jenny's Fund"

The Village Pub
174 North Wellwood Ave.
Lindenhurst, NY 11757
(631) 592-4260

Food, music by our own musicians and amazing raffles into the night -
a fabulous time for a great cause, in memory of Ronnie Lancaster.

Please contact Danny Calvagna at dc_tarsus@yahoo.com if you are
interested in helping out, would like to entertain, or just have general questions.



Joanne, Ronnie and little Jenny in 2002

just a couple of years ago...it doesn't seem possible he is gone...

A song has been dedicated to Ronnie, and his Journey Home

http://www.myspace.com/dannycalvagna

The adventures of Mama Pfeff, Debi Red and Shari going to
the Watkins Glen Festival in 1973

CLICK HERE to read

Saturday March 21st at 9:00 PM

The Zebra Club, 1195 Montauk Hwy, Copiague

Come out and support Danny Calvagna's band VOR


Look for more performance dates this spring and summer at: www.myspace.com/vor2008


The annual "Winter Party" is on Sat, March 7th

Despite the shocking news of our dear friend Ronnie's passing,
the party will continue as planned. Ronnie would want it that way.



Dave has been living in Colorado for many years, Jeff  still resides in Long Island.
Jeff skiing with Dave Title in Colorado - 1/09

"Jones Beach Bums" is now on Facebook,
open to all who'd like to join.
Please do, and help us out by tagging names on pictures!
CLICK HERE to get started
(type 'jones beach bums' into search)

Check out Mitch Ritch competing in a 5K Run at Jones Beach!

For a close up of Mitch, CLICK HERE
The race took place in January 2009


Bobby Vanderhall's daughter Melissa has been named the SSC's (Sunshine State Conference) Top Volleyball Player of the Year!

CLICK HERE  to read story on TampaSpartans.com

CLICK HERE  to read story on TBO - Tampa Bay Online

Way to go, Melissa!

Joe Satriani has just released a great new album
and returned to the US from a World Tour!


Did you know that Joe has been nominated for THIRTEEN Grammy Awards???

On October 25, 2008 Joe played in Durham North Carolina
Shari was DELIGHTED to see him:
Joe lives in California now, and Shari lives in Raleigh, NC
Joe and Shari after the concert
which, BTW, was SOLD OUT for weeks!

Sept 7th, 2008    Long Beach, NY
FREEDOM FLIGHT 9-11


Our very own Jeff (Curtis) Kjellgren
performed at this event!

click here to see flyer
created by Jan Perlow

for more information, visit www.freedomflight911.com

John Hanc wrote about the Jones Beach Bums again
in New York Newsday, Act 2
July 12, 2008

Click here to see

SHARI WAS IN THE JULY 2008 ISSUE OF REALTOR MAGAZINE!

Click here to read the article...

SHARI FILMED TWO TV SHOWS FOR HGTV'S SHOW "BUY ME"

First show aired on:
Nov 26, 2007, repeated 5/5/08 & 5/26/08

Second show aired on 3/17/08 & 12/8/08

Watch for reruns! Or, write to shari@jonesbeachbums.com
if you'd like to see the episodes...

GINGER MET MEATLOAF

NEWS FROM PAUL LANCASTER

Guess what I found!

I think I found the first semi-official event of the Jones Beach Bums. In fact I’m positive it is. Also, I believe I found the first printing of the United Mutations newsletter. This goes along with the message Iggy left. Because it’s the first time we welcomed the Wheat Chip tribe to our fold. The expansion will always increase.

"People's Festival" flyer
United Mutations newsletter (page 1)
United Mutations newsletter (page 2)

NEWS FLASH!

We were featured in
Newsday's Act II
section on
Saturday, May 26, 2007.

CLICK HERE TO READ
"Lives United by an Uncommon Strand"
by John Hanc

Actual pages of the entire article:

Cover page
Page 1
Page 2
Page 3
Sidebar


click here for printer-friendly version

3 Man Rush Performs


Alan Koch (with red guitar) in 3 Man Rush

Come see one of Al's shows:myspace.com/3manrush

JOANNE MEETS JON BONJOVI!

A big fan of Bon Jovi for many years, Joanne sat in his box and watched the Jon Bon Jovi-owned arena team Philadelphia Soul beat the Colorado Crush!
Jon Bon Jovi and Joanne (Isaacs) Lancaster
Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, March 22, 2007

SUNDAY, OCT. 31st, 2004

Another NEWSDAY article, this time a personal story about one of our own, Ginger (Labensky) Bonner.

Click here to read the article...

We made Newsday!
SUNDAY, SEPT. 19th, 2004

Yes, an article about the Jones Beach Bums was in the paper on Sunday, September 19th, 2004. Thank you, Ed Lowe, for taking an interest in our story and helping us to find some of our long-lost friends!

Click Here to read the article...


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