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Shore Guide 2013: Nicholas DeBenedictis's North Wildwood


Nicholas DeBenedictis, Ardmore

Chairman, president and CEO, Aqua America

Shore destination:
North Wildwood, N.J.

Facts: DeBenedictis’ dad built their first family Shore home in 1950. He met his wife, Eileen, on the Wildwood boardwalk 15 years later. They recently celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary.

Eating out: Mildred’s (901 Ocean Drive, Strathmere, 609-263-8209, mildredsstrathmererestaurant.com).

Eating in: Claude’s Restaurant (100 Olde New Jersey Ave., North Wildwood, 609-522-0400, claudesrestaurant.com).

Traditions: “Riding Jet Skis in the back marshes as the sun sets on Labor Day.”

Kids’ stuff: Raging Waters Waterpark (3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, 609-522-3900, moreyspiers.com).

Place to grab a drink: Coconut Cove (400 W. Spruce Ave., Wildwood, 609-522-7600, coconutcovenj.com).

Shopping: “My wife spends a lot of time in the Stone Harbor shops around 96th Street.”

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