Italian Ice Weather Forecast

Great Italian ice weather in New Jersey in June 2011!

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

italian ice heat

Italian ice heat

Temperatures climbed into the mid- and upper-90s 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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Maria’s Mom, Upstate NY

Maria from Maria’s Italian Ice sells our Italian Ices in Upstate New York. Her mom and dad drove down to Elizabeth, NJ to resupply Maria with more Italian Ices. Maria’s mom tried to get her on the phone to talk with us – watch video to see what happens.

Click here to Get Italian Ice Prices

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What’s That Popping Noise?

Italian Ice Customers

Scenes from an Italian Ice Cart

The last week of September I sold Italian ice at a local festival and decided to video it a little different this time. I used a FLIP camera and shot reactions to my customers over the course of an hour ordering and eating Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice. What you see here are real people interacting with me as I am selling Italian ice, having fun and making money all at the same time.

You may be wondering what the popping sound is that you hear throughout the video- you will find out at the end of the video.

Fun franchise alternative

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The Famous Italian Festival 2010

Come and enjoy with your family!

Collinsville is celebrating the traditional Italian Fest on September 17th and 18th. This 25 years old fun-filled festival is very close to the cultural values of Italy. The children’s area, ‘Prole Zona’ is going to be there both days for the kids to enjoy. The enthralling Italian Fest Parade is on the second day of the festival. Enjoy the Grape Stomping event with your friends on the first day. Test your wine-making skills by taking part in the Wine-Judging contest.

Little Jimmy’s Italian Ices will be a part of the fest to serve you with their flavored ices. Don’t miss our snow cone trailers and Italian ice carts!

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Three County Fair

Get ready for the fun!

The 193rd 3 County Fair is here again! Last time, the fair broke all of the records and this time it’s only going to get better.  A great time is guaranteed from September 3rd through September 6th. The Bigfoot Monster received an immense uproar last year, but don’t worry, this year they’ll be arriving to please all again! Demolition Derbies from Skyfire  Productions will also be there. The new attraction this time is Adam Berck’s Royal and White Bengal Tigers! Berck will be presenting stupendous tiger shows at the fair. The fair will also hold a Family Circus that will include everything from circus stunts to events like ventriloquism and hypnotism. Any music lovers out there?  You will love the Battle of the Bands!

You can spot Little Jimmy’s Italian Ices in the fairground with their ice carts and shaved ice trailers, so stop by and cool off with Little Jimmy’s.

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Morganfield Lion Club Presents the Corn Festival 2010

It's going to be fun!

It’s time for the 2010 Corn Festival.  September 16th through September 18th, the fest will be presenting quality arts and crafts, a carnival, a parade, delicious food and loads of special events. The Morganfield Lion Club will be entertaining its visitors with some fun events in this two-day fair. The new events include the Pie Eating Contest and Wiener Dog Race along with pool tournaments.

Little Jimmy’s Italian Ices will be present in the fair with their patented ice cream trucks, snow cone carts and ice carts.  Make sure to stop and see us, you will be glad you did!

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KFC: Kentucky Frozen Concessions

Italian ice police

Italian ice police

“Hello Anthony and Dennis:

We just finished our 1st big event and it lasted for 6 days .  It was a county fair and horse show in Kentucky.  There were several children and some people were talking about the cost and comparing it to a shaved ice so we came up with a 2 scoop serving that we sold for 2 dollars and called it a “child size” and we sold several of those in addition to the normal 3 dollar size and several baseball helmets.

italian ice festival

italian ice festival

We had so much fun, but we were really tired…it was very hot.  I have attached some pictures of some of the police officers that loved Little Jimmy’s Italian Ices and one little boy that was competing in the horse show…he did win 1st place in his category and ate a lot of blueberry ice when he was done competing (he would come up at stick out his tongue and say what flavor do I want).  One of the police officers is originally from New York and he told everyone how great our product was and how it made him homesick.

italian ice horse

italian ice horse

I gave a quote today to our local hospital for an event that they are having for there major donors in October.  This event will consist of the movers and shakers in my community and could lead to a lot of corporate/employee events.  I also am talking to some Wal-Marts about setting up with them.

Thanks for all the advice and help.  We are loving it…I have wanted this cart for 5 years and now my dream is coming to reality and it is even better that I dreamed it would be.

Take care,

Leanne Mabrey
Kentucky”



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On The Road Again

Italian ice on the road again

Italian ice pushcart on the road again

Italian ice pushcart on the road again- A crazy photographer just sent me this picture of a Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice Cart out and about this 4th of July weekend. The photographer told me she nearly drove off the road taking this picture of this ice cart.

Give us a vote for the Influence Project.

Just found out who this is-

Yes! Of Course! I was on my way to Lake Travis in Austin, Texas! Every weekend I set up at “Daybreak” Boat Rentals and Mini Golf, located on Hi-Line Dr. just off FM 620, in between Carlos n’ Charlies and Just For Fun!  Tons lake goers walk back and forth past my cart a day as I introduce them to Italian Ices! So far everyone loves it way better than snowcones and shaved ice and the free samples are the way to go! July 4th weekend was awesome complete with fireworks! P.S.- Thanks to the vendor with the Walmart idea! I booked a couple of dates!    Ursula in TX

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Brain Freeze Video

Here is the video from nj.com from Newark Star Ledger’s reporter Adya Beasley. This is the First ever Italian ice eating competition held in Englishtown, New Jersey at Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey. More photos from the event are below this video. You will also learn how not to get a “brain freeze”…pretty educational actually.

Photos by Debbie Hampson

What did the big Yellow cup say to the small red cold cup..?

Enough said!

Cha Chil Chiller showed the crowd that the lady’s can hold their own

Cha-Chi Chillers Family show full support

Chris For the Love Katie Braun demonstrates the romantic side of Ices

Munchin Mike Longo has become one of Americas rising stars in Competitive Eating and showed NJ why

Ian The Invader Hickman almost forgets that there are  no bonus points for eating the cup

Charlie Two Engines Tapia squeezes out all the yummy Ice

The colors were splashing as these Food Warriors descended on America’s best Italian Ice:  Little Jimmy’s

Anerica’s top Food Warriors go bite for bite

Chris For the Love of Katie Braun: This young man proved that a warm heart can melt a cold Ice

There is no ecscape for these deliscious Original Recipe, Little Jimmys Italian Ices as Munchin Mike & The Invader take care of business

Ian The Invader demonstrates the Japanese Slurpkiamodo method of consumption

The Cha-Chi Chiller put down 8 of these in five minutes-not bad!

Ian The Invader smashes his way through the cold blue Tundra

Charlie Two Engines Tapia goes in for the kill-and then changes his mind

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Italian Ice Winners

6/19/2010 Munchin Mike Longo captures Little Jimmy’s National Italian Ice Eating Championship at Raceway Park NJ

Little Jimmy’s National Italian Ice Eating Championship Event Photos

Amongst the roar of super hyped engines, Monster Trucks and the typical sounds that accompany the raceway track experience, Munchin Mike Longo captured his second National Eating Championship in two weeks. King George Van Laar, the crafty veteran who lost by a thimble of Italian Ice, rarely gets beat when it comes down to close finish.  However, may have underestimated the drive, focus and mental soundness that characterizes US Marine. Munchin Mike Longo, who showed that he is impervious to psychological warfare and that he is absolutely focused and driven when he conducts his mission of becoming one of Americas best Picnic Style Food Warriors. In third place was Ian The Invader Hickman, who was the pre-race favorite, seemed to struggle with his technique and approach, and appeared distracted and slightly confused at times. King George Van Laar one of the great Old School Food Warriors, must be given credit for his spirited come back attempt. The Monarch of Munch went into the final Championship Round trailing Longo by 1.25 Italian Ices and nearly closed the gap at the end.  Although The King was disappointed he did not bring the National Ice Eating title to his beloved state of New Jersey, he must still be given the royal treatment and credit for his Herculean effort in the Championship two minute speed round.

***More Pictures and complete story to Follow

Final Standings

1. Munchin Mike Longo                                21.75     4lbs    1.25 oz            $700

2. King George Van Laar                              21.40     4 lbs      .20 oz           $300

3. Ian The Invader Hickman                       19.00     3lbs     9.0 oz.          $100   

4. Pat The Viper Vivianno                            17.40     3lbs      4.2 oz

5. Sweet Jill Stoler                                          13.50     2lbs      8.5 oz

**Total from Qualifying round are transferred to Championship Speed Round

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Non Qualifiers

6.   David Accidental Dave Branin                 9

7.   Shahira  Cha Chi Chiller Morell               8

8.   Chris For the Love of Katie Braun            6.25

9.   Charlie Two Engines Tapia                       6

10.  8. Tony Fast Fingers Fondacaro              5              

Chowhound’s Notoriously inaccurate Predictions regarding the Little Jimmy’s National Italian Ice Eating Championship

1. Ian The Invader Hickman   Ian will show Rraceway Park & NJ why he holds World Record in several cold food disciplines

2. Munchin Mike Longo                           This tough marine will give Hickman all he can handle and make this match-up a Food Fight t remember

3. King George Van Laar                        George will finish in the money.  Despite brain freeze, this crafty old veteran who grew up on Little Jimmy’s Ices will do enough to make it to the Winners Circle

4. Pat The Viper Vivianno                        The viper will have a tough time unleashing his venom in the cold frontier of Little Jimmy’s Italian Ices

5. David Accidental Dave Branin              Accidental Dave is no accident.  This kid will put on a good show and also raise a few eye brows of several veteran Food Warriors

6. Shahira  Cha Chi Chiller Morell          Get ready for the Shock & Chill of none other than Cha Chi Chiller Morell (May god help us)

7. Erik King-Viking Pond                          The King Viking will be Eaten by King George Van Laar for stealing part of his Moniker..It will be gruesome

8. Sweet Jill Stoler                                      The Goddess of Competitive Eating will be no match for the Icy Cold refreshment of a Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice

8. Chris For the Love of Katie Braun         Chris will realize that buying flowers for Katie would have been a better option

8. Tony Fast Fingers Fondacaro                 The things that some men will do to get a free Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice ….unbelievable

9. Charlie Two Engines Tapia                    Ever since Two Engines started putting Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice in his Car Radiator his life has become rejuvenated.

10. Kathy Lady Latke Tapia She does not eat alot but she has grace, beauty and  the desire to sample Americas best Italian Ice Ice Refreshment

The King and The Invader Square Off

Tony Fast Fingerts Fondacaro, Chris for the

Love of Katie Braun & Charlie Two Engines Tapia

Battle Ready Food Warriors & Little Jimmy’s Ices

Its all about little Jimmy’s, friends and Good Times

Ian attempts to consume the Cookie Monster

Lonely Cups:  These cups were suffering  from

heartbreak as they await their long anticipated

r-union with the delicious Little Jimmy’s Ices

No Fat, cholesterol or high Fructose Corn Syrup

in this Original-Recipe Italian Ice.

This ice is for the the Man, Woman or Kid on the go!

Several Italian Ices are discussing their predictions regarding the upcoming Little Jimmy’s National Italian Ice Eating Championship..

Anthony I got 29 flavors Moore & Dennis  The Ice Menace

Moore were the Official Scoopmeisters for the

Little Jimmy’s, original recipe Italian Ices

I cant believe they ate all that Italian Ice….

Ehab The Iceberg Hanna makes his Competitive Eating debut and represented the Town of Woodbridge NJ with honor

“Hi Brain Freeze, My name is………

“I can feel my Grandfather’s spirit in these Ices..”.Tony Fast Fingers Fodacaro has an emotional experience with Little Jimmy’s Italian Ices

Dave Accidental Dave Branin: “Ices are fun …”

The Monarch of Munch: Barely missed top prize by a minuscule amount


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