Early Sunday morning we'll spring ahead and the Jersey Shore's best time of year will get underway. We've never needed the flowers of spring or the warmth of the summer more than this year. Spinging ahead this year is more meaningful than ever.

This is a very important spring and summer at the Jersey Shore, and there's a lot of work that needs to be done. As we get ready to put winter behind us and have the weather warm up, neighbors will be helping neighbors put their homes and lives back together.

Getting people back in their homes or rebuilding is, of course, the most important thing. The Jersey Shore IS it's people and we all have to work as hard as we can to make that happen. And thank goodness for all the great charities like our friends at Hometown Heroes, for the endless work to be there for our neighbors.

There will also be reopening of landmark beaches and boardwalks and businesses and those moment will be important as well. We all are proud of being the world's destination and I'm sure we'll all feel better when our famous places are back to business. And bringing people in to the shore means business for those businesses that are rebuilding and those that are open for business now!

"Sping Ahead" has never had more meaning. We will sping ahead to a strong summer for our neighbors and our businesses. We need to continue to work together to make these things happen as we begin to prepare for what could be the most important "spring ahead" ever.