A city on the Pacific Coast is reaching out to a Jersey Shore town with a similar name.
Seaside, Ore., plans several fund-raising events to help finance a new town entrance for Seaside Heights, N.J., heavily damaged during Hurricane Sandy.
Don Larson, the mayor of Seaside, told New Jersey 101.5 that he saw a lot of similarities with the New Jersey borough. Both are coastal towns with tourism-driven economies, Larson said, and both are acutely aware of the damage natural disasters mean for them.
The Oregon city is planning three events for Seaside Heights starting March 22, including a rock and swim event, a skate competition, and a pancake dinner and raffle.