Summer Job: Italian Ice by The Pool

Summer Job Suggestion: Recently one of our customers from Indiana was interviewed by the Chronicle Tribune in Indiana. They also shot this great video of Bob poolside serving his customers while being interviewed by a reporter there. Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice, Elizabeth, NJ 07201. Great idea for summer jobs for teachers and students this summer.

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summer job serving Italian ice at the pool

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What were you thinking of doing this summer? Why not a Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice pushcart to set up at pools and high traffic areas. Tremendous summer job idea- great jobs tor teachers in the summer and students seeking work or for a summer job for teachers over the summer.

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Italian Ice Sightings and Quotes

1)  Saw one of your carts Friday at food truck park in the ATL on Howell Mill

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italian ice at mall

2) I am doing a Fund Raising event for my credit union-walk for hunger- may 4th!  My 1st!

Wish me luck!!!
Thanks again for all your help!!!!

from Maine

3)  Thank You Dennis,  I have just booked 3 major events here in Atlanta.

and I also have booked the 28th Annual…Sweet Auburn Spring Festival.
So Yes, I am on a roll. My goal is to have an event Every Weekend. I currently have a spot everyday at the Atlanta Food Truck Park! There is a Face Book Page & a website for the Atlanta Food Truck Park that you can look at.
Now with 3 carts, 2 go to major events & the 1 goes to the Food Truck Park every day.
Thank You for the suggestions. Please keep them coming!

4)  Hey Dennis,
I definitely think this is something I can do, especially since the weather is warming up making it easier for more people to be outside/summer events forming up. I am a Dance Teacher at an elementary school and was looking for a summer entreprenuering job to make some good money. I think I might have found it!!
Mya

 

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Italian Ice Weather Forecast

Great Italian ice weather in New Jersey tomorrow!

They are already closing the schools 24 hours ahead of time because of the record setting heat that is being predicted for tomorrow.  Story here is from the Newark Star Ledger-

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italian ice heat

Temperatures climbed into the mid- and upper-90s today in New Jersey, prompting city and school officials to take precautions against the heat.

Some schools ended classes at noon today, including the North Plainfield School District where officials decided to shorten school today and Thursday, said Marilyn Birnbaum, district superintendent.

“I know yesterday people were very happy that we made that decision. I think people really stress out over the heat,” she said shortly before classes let out today. Newark issued a heat advisory today and advised people to seek air-conditioned shelter during the day’s hottest hours: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The city set up several cooling centers for residents to take refuge from the heat. “I urge our senior citizens and Newark residents who lack air conditioning to come to one of our cooling centers, where they can find relief during this hot spell,” Newark Mayor Cory Booker said in a news release. The reason for these unseasonably high temperatures is a high-pressure system that’s sitting over much of the Eastern United States. Other systems aren’t moving through, meaning the heat lingers. Thursday will see similarly high temperatures throughout the state, and some cities will climb close to 99 degrees, said Lauren Nash, a National Weather Service meteorologist. “But Friday we’ll get a break — it’ll be 90,” Nash said. Libraries and community center in Woodbridge and Perth Amboy became cooling centers today as municipal leaders sought was to cool off their residents, and head off any health problems from the near-record breaking heat. In Woodbridge, town officials said residents could escape the heat in eight air-conditioned buildings, including the community center, four libraries, senior centers and town hall. Any residents without air condition or transportation should call the Division on Aging “Beat the Heat” program at (732) 855-0600, ext. 5023, or the township police at (732) 634-7700 for assistant. The township is loaning fans to senior or disabled residents without access to cooling devices. In Perth Amboy, the Jankowski Community Center on 1 Olive Street, and the city library at 196 Jefferson St, will be open until 5 p.m., and the gymnasium at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA at 357 New Brunswick Ave. will be open until 9:45 p.m. Residents can get information about the centers by calling (732) 826-0290, ext 4006. Newark cooling sites: Bethany Senior Center — (973) 733-5739
275 W. Market Street
Newark, New Jersey 07103 Friendly Senior Center — (973) 733-5748
89 Lincoln Street, Box 2H
Newark, New Jersey 07103 Grace West Senior Center — (973) 733-5740
Nutrition Tues/Thurs/Fri only
301 Irvine Turner Boulevard
Newark, New Jersey 07108 Ironbound Senior Center — (973) 424-4101
138 Clifford Street
Newark, New Jersey 07105 Nellie Grier Senior Center — (973) 424-4096
98-104 Maple Avenue
Newark, New Jersey 07112
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. South Ward Senior Center — (973) 424-4102
731 Clinton Avenue
Newark, New Jersey 07108
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Newark Department of Child & Family Well-Being — (973) 733-7592
110 William Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102 Ironbound Recreational Facility — (973) 733-3707
226 Rome Street
11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays
9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturdays Boylan Recreation Center — (973) 733-8947
16 South Orange Ave.
11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays
9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturdays JFK Center — Gym: (973) 733-5483, Aquatic Center: (973) 733-6550
211 West Kinney St.
9:30am to 7:30pm, Tuesdays through Fridays
9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturdays St. Peter’s Recreation Center — (973) 733- 8006
378 Lyons Avenue
11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays
9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturdays Woodbridge Township cooling centers
Residents are urged to contact the Municipal facility to determine hours of operation. • Woodbridge Community Center at the YMCA, 600 Main Street, Woodbridge: (732) 596-4170 • Evergreen Senior Center, 400 Inman Avenue, Colonia: (732) 382-5545 • Community Center (Building 20) at the Bunns Lane Housing Development, Bunns Lane, (732) 634-2750) • Woodbridge Main Library, 1 George Frederick Plaza: (732) 634-4450 • Fords Branch Library, 211 Ford Avenue: (732) 726-7071 • Henry Inman Branch Library (Colonia), 607 Inman Avenue: (732) 726-7072 • Iselin Branch Library, 1081 Green Street, Iselin: (732) 726-7073 • Woodbridge Health Center, 2 George Frederick Plaza: (732) 855-0600 x5023 • Woodbridge Town Hall, One Main Street: (732) 634-4500 By Abram Brown and Tom Haydon/The Star-Ledger
Related topics: cory-booker, newark, nj-weather, north-plainfield, perth-amboy, woodbridge

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Earth Day 2010

Below this video is a testimonial from a new customer from Oregon. At the Portland Earth Day Event, Blakely sold Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice and had no time to shoot any video. I decided to search YouTube and found several videos from the event where I discovered her ice cart.  You can see her Italian ice pushcart before and after the guy in the Bear costume falls over. Don’t blink- you may miss her pushcart!

We had our first event this Saturday! I unfortunately couldn’t be there because my work schedule wouldn’t allow it, but my business partner and my neighbor were able to participate. This was a 1 day event celebrating earth day this past Saturday (April 24th). We wanted to start with a 1 day event to get our feet wet and see how things would go and to see how well the ice would do. I know you guys are always getting that same old question…..will the ice melt if there isn’t a cold plate? I will be the first to say that I was one of those people. The ice did awesome! We took it out about 4 hours before the event and it scraped perfectly! I don’t know how many people across the nation are familiar with Oregon’s weather, but it rains here A lot, especially in the late winter to late spring months and Earth day wasn’t any exception. My business partner started at 10:00 in the morning for this event. (Event was 10-7) I called around 1:30pm and she said that she had only sold 7 smalls and was really worried. I told her not to worry, the guys at Little Jimmy’s says that they (people) will come. I called again at 3:30 and didn’t get an answer. I finally got a call back a little later and was told there isn’t any time to talk, that they had lines.
Unfortunately we weren’t able to get any video because there were only two of them, one scooping and one taking money. When I got to the event at 6:30 to help close up they told me that they were busy from 2:00pm until 6:00pm.
On our first event we took in $843!!! That’s about $200 an hour for the 4 hours that they were busy!!! My business partner told me that she had a ton of people walk buy saying that if it was warmer and not raining they would buy some. She told me that we will need more people to help when it get hots, because if there were lines of people in the rain waiting to buy Little Jimmy’s she can’t even imagine what it will be like when it’s summer time! We did almost a $1000 in the rain! I’m so excited!!! Our next event is on May 8th at a street fair. I’m hoping for good weather I would love to see what is going to happen on a hot day! Thanks again guys for all of your help and support.

Blakely (Portland, Oregon)

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Sun Songs

While waiting for things to warm up here in NJ- I put together a bunch of songs with the words sun, sunshine and sunny in them.  What’s your favorite sun song? Let me know and I will add them to this play-list!  Cannot wait for spring and summer and fun at the Jersey Shore.

Click here to Play the sun, sunshine and sunny songs

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