Fleet Wing carnival coming back to town

Fun to get under way Aug. 20; continuing through Aug. 25

By: Sue Kramer
   LAMBERTVILLE — It’s that time again — the dog days of summer are here, and thoughts are turning to fall and back-to-school time.
   But there’s still plenty of fun to be had because the annual Fleet Wing Fire Company Carnival gets under way next week.
   Lambertville will be rocking when the ever-popular DJ John Weber and the live bands of Deja Vu and Larry DiSalvi take center stage. But that’s only part of the fun because Skelly’s Amusements will have all the latest rides, Fleet Wing firefighters will be cooking up their favorite recipes, the midway will be filled with games, and Lambertville author Sue W. Kramer will be on hand to autograph copies of her latest book, "Madison," each night.
   The fun kicks off Monday evening, Aug. 20, with Lambertville’s premiere DJ, Mr. Weber, playing the fabulous sounds of the Big Band era. Mr. Weber, who is known throughout the area, is heard on radio station 101.5. This special night, honoring senior citizens, also will feature a 99-cent hot dog and soda combo for seniors.
   Tuesday night is children’s night, and children of all ages will be able to ride the rides all night for $10. There also will be plenty of free ice pops for children under 10. The popular musical group, Deja Vu, also will be on hand with lots of "oldies," which are guaranteed to have parents singing along and dancing in the midway.
   Deja Vu, featuring the talented duo of Michael and Robin, performed in Lambertville for the first time last January when they played to a packed house at Mitchell’s Café on Church Street. The carnival will be a great time to catch their act and see why area fans are raving. They’ll be at Mitchell’s again Oct. 19, Nov. 17 and Dec. 8.
   Wednesday night brings Mr. Weber back for a rocking evening geared for teens. He’ll be taking requests and playing the most popular songs of today. Again, rides will be priced at a special $10 to "ride all night."
   Deja Vu returns Thursday night for an evening of rock ‘n roll, mellow oldies and contemporary classics, while Friday night kicks off two nights of performances by famed Lambertville musician, Mr. DiSalvi. Mr. DiSalvi was formerly with the group, The Duprees, which rocked to stardom in the ’60s. Joining Mr. DiSalvi on stage for these special performances will be a group of local musicians, including Jeff Kline.
   Ms. Kramer will be on hand each night from 7 to 9 p.m. to autograph copies of her just-released novel, "Madison." Dedicated to the men and women of the Lambertville Fire Department, "Madison" will delight mystery lovers of all ages. Set in Lambertville and featuring the ever-lovable Siamese cat, Madison, the book takes the reader on a dark journey into the mind of a serial arsonist as fire Chief Les Kearns races against time to catch the person who is targeting home after home on Delaware Ave.
   The autographed books are $20 with part of the proceeds going to the Fleet Wing. Ms. Kramer’s Web site is www.suewkramer.com.
   The carnival runs from Monday through Saturday, Aug. 25, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. There is ample free parking at Ely Field.