Jenny Jo's Grandchildren
Waiting to Go Home
Jenny Jo Gatewood and her family have been a part of the Beach Haven West community since her parents bought a house there in 1967. After growing up with great Long Beach Island memories, Jenny Jo and her husband, Bruce Sr. bought their own Beach Haven West home in 1995. “We just love it here!” [...]

Modular Homes Made Easy

When Nicolas P. Garofolo, the owner of Circul Custom Builders, started his company in July 2011, he had a vision of making the task of designing and building his customer’s new home a thoroughly exciting and enjoyable experience. Now, almost three years later, that vision has built itself into a strong and growing reality. Considering [...]

Beach Haven Dune Planting: A True Community Effort

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ― Margaret Mead, American Anthropologist. Lin Van Name was on a mission! After Lin had witnessed the destruction and then rebuilding of the Long Beach Island dunes during what is known as [...]

Restore after Sandy-A Neighbor’s Story

As one of many homes destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, William Halbeisen, retired and living in Beach Haven West, is still trying to recover and re-build his residence 10 months later. Facing challenges like funding, qualifying for grants and finding temporary housing has become part of his daily routine. Currently, William is alternating between living [...]